WorldCat Identities

Roper, Robert 1946-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 4,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Personal narratives  Biographies  Pictorial works  Detective and mystery fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PS3232, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Roper
Now the drum of war : Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers wrote to each other during the Civil War, and on new evidence and new readings of the great poet, Now the drum of war chronicles the experience of the Whitman family-- from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn-- enduring its own crisis alongside the anguish of the nation
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita by Robert Roper( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to an eminent Russian family, conjures the apotheosis of the high modernist artist: cultured, refined-as European as they come. But Vladimir Nabokov, who came to America fleeing the Nazis, came to think of his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, Nabokov was not only happiest here, but his best work flowed from his response to this exotic land. Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life with charm and insight- covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane. Nabokov in America is also a love letter to U.S. literature, in Nabokov's broad embrace of it from Melville to the Beats. Reading Roper, we feel anew the mountain breezes and the miles logged, the rich learning and the Romantic mind behind some of Nabokov's most beloved books."
Big bets gone bad : derivatives and bankruptcy in Orange County by Philippe Jorion( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatal mountaineer : the high-altitude life and death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan legend by Robert Roper( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two mountaineering expeditions and one of America's greatest climbers, Willi Unsoeld
Royo County by Robert Roper( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mexico days : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Spider Creek :a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuervo tales by Robert Roper( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, these ten interconnected stories tell the life of Abel Richards
In caverns of blue ice : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in French and English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young mountaineer in love with another climber faces the ultimate test of her life in the blue ice of the Himalayas
The trespassers by Robert Roper( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The savage professor : a novel by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Anthony Landau, renowned UCSF epidemiologist, returns to his home in the Berkeley Hills to find a woman, a former scientific colleague, naked and quite dead in his bed. Her death sets in motion a chain of events--and murders--that will have the locals terrified, UC Berkeley's academics pointing fingers, the cops under pressure to solve the crimes, the tabloid press crying for blood, and Landau as everyone's number-one pick for serial killer of the year.--
At the carnival by Leslie Valdes( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dora and Boots go to a carnival where they play games in order to win the grand prize
American history by Douglas Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory to the moth by Robert Roper( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby animals! : turn the wheel, find the animals! by Phoebe Beinstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can you help Dora and Boots find the baby animals that are hiding? Just turn the wheel!"
Nabokov in America : on the road to Lolita by Robert Roper( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing about the author of the immortal Lolita and Pale Fire, born to a distinguished Russian family, Robert Roper fills out Vladimir Nabokov's American period, covering Nabokov's critical friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology. But Nabokov in America finds its narrative heart in his serial sojourns into the wilds of the West, undertaken with his wife, Vera, and their son over more than a decade. Nabokov covered more than 200,000 miles as he indulged his other passion: butterfly collecting. Roper has mined fresh sources to bring detail to these journeys, and traces their significant influence in Nabokov's work: on two-lane highways and in late-'40s motels and cafes, we feel Lolita draw near, and understand Nabokov's seductive familiarity with the American mundane
Astro-knights Island by Tracey West( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Simon and Alice must build their own spacecraft in order to go on an intergalactic rescue mission and save the kingdom from evil inventor Mordred
Handling table grapes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This video demonstrates correct handling and packing of table grapes
 
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Now the drum of war : Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War
Alternative Names
Roper, Robert Charles, 1946-

Languages
English (65)

French (6)

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Big bets gone bad : derivatives and bankruptcy in Orange CountyFatal mountaineer : the high-altitude life and death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan legendAt the carnivalVictory to the moth