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Yagoda, Ben

Overview
Works: 30 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 8,606 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN2287.R74, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ben Yagoda
 
Most widely held works by Ben Yagoda
Will Rogers : a biography by Ben Yagoda( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of American humorist and entertainer Will Rogers discussing his career and personal life
All in a lifetime : an autobiography by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the world, she is everyone's favorite sex therapist; a four-foot-seven-inch dynamo who answers our most intimate questions with disarming candor and heartening warmth. Yet few people know the real Dr. Ruth -- her loves, her losses, and the irrepressible spirit that has helped her through it all. Here, for the first time ever, Dr. Ruth opens her heart ... and the pages of her girlhood diaries to share her remarkable life story. Meet the child orphaned by the Holocaust, the Israeli soldier wounded on her twentieth birthday, and the citizen of the world who has called five countries home. A revealing autobiography of a fighter who has survived heartache with her spirit intact, All in a Lifetime offers a close and personal look at a courageous and very loving woman
The value of family : a blueprint for the 21st century by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This books shows both how the family evolved to where it is today and how it can and will survive."--Jacket
When you catch an adjective, kill it : the parts of speech for better and/or worse by Ben Yagoda( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the nine parts of speech in the English language, with guidelines on how to use adjectives, adverbs, articles, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, and verbs appropriately
About town : the New Yorker and the world it made by Ben Yagoda( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"About Town tells fascinating story of how a tiny humor magazine, founded in the Jazz Age on champagne vapors, grew into a literary enterprise of epic proportion. Ben Yagoda is the first author to make extensive use of the New Yorker's archives, which were donated to the New York Public Library in 1991. Illuminated by interviews with more than fifty people, including the late Joseph Mitchell, William Steig, Roger Angell, Calvin Trillin, Pauline Kael, John Updike, and Ann Beattie, About Town penetrates the inner workings of the New Yorker as no other book has done."--Jacket
Memoir : a history by Ben Yagoda( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of the memoir as a literary art form considers stories written by some of the world's most famous contributors while examining the controversial nature of the fraudulent memoir and its role in shaping collective memories
The sound on the page : style and voice in writing by Ben Yagoda( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Draws on interviews with forty leading contemporary authors to discuss the importance of individual style on literature, citing the distinguishing practices of today's top writers while making recommendations to serious readers and aspiring writers
The art of fact : a historical anthology of literary journalism by Kevin Kerrane( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Art of Fact is a historical treasury tracing what used to be called "new" journalism back to such pioneers as Defoe, Dickens, and Orwell, and to crime writers, investigative social reporters, and war correspondents who stretched the limits of style and even propriety to communicate powerful truth. The tradition is alive and well in stories that take us from a cantina in Los Angeles to a lesbian bar in Dublin, from a massacre in Tiananmen Square to a nonviolent revolution in the Philippines. This international emphasis links American literary journalists to their counterparts in England, Africa, and Russia
How to not write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them by Ben Yagoda( Book )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a guide for crafting sentences and paragraphs that are both effective and interesting and that combine clarity with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar
The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College : the first 75 years by Ben Yagoda( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song by Ben Yagoda( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but "Come on-a My House" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In The B Side, acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews--the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert--the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra. The B Side is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It's destined to become a classic of American musical history" --
Swarthmore College : a community of purpose by Jeffrey Lott( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Touching on six major themes, Swarthmore College: A Community of Purpose shows how a small coeducational college has had an outsized effect on generations of alumni and on American higher education. This book describes Swarthmore's founding history, the development of its academic program, the nature of its intentional community, and the learning environment provided by its beautiful campus."--Book jacket
The value of family by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How not to write bad : the most common writing problems and the best ways to avoid them by Ben Yagoda( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American writers in Paris by Ben Yagoda( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literary techniques in non-fiction writing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Panelists discussed how authors use creative techniques in nonfiction works. The panelists felt it is important to get to know the characters so well that you know how they would react, but never embellish the characters."--Videocassette container
Legacy of a kidnapping by Ben Yagoda( )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Yorker magazine's 75th anniversary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Past and present contributors spoke about their work for the New Yorker, the style of the magazine, and its appeal to readers."--Label on videocassette container
Dr. Ruth Westheimer : und alles in einem Leben : Autobiographie by Ruth K Westheimer( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lullaby of Tin Pan Alley by Ben Yagoda( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The ceaseless clatter of cheap pianos from a mid-Manhattan side street was once music to all America
 
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English (97)
German (1)
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