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Niven, Penelope

Overview
Works: 22 works in 74 publications in 2 languages and 6,942 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary television programs  Records and correspondence  Guidebooks  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3537.A618, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Penelope Niven
 
Most widely held works by Penelope Niven
Carl Sandburg : a biography by Penelope Niven( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and career of poetbiographer Carl Sandburg
James Earl Jones : voices and silences by James Earl Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's great actors presents his life story, revealing the challenges he has faced and overcome, from his impoverished Mississippi childhood, through his years as a stutterer, to his artistic success
Thornton Wilder : a life by Penelope Niven( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating, three-dimensional portrait of one of America's greatest playwrights, novelists, and literary icons
Carl Sandburg : adventures of a poet by Penelope Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the American poet, journalist, and historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the Pulitzer Prize for History
Steichen : a biography by Penelope Niven( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, she illuminates the full story of Steichen's avant-garde life in Paris and New York and his roles in introducing modern art to the American audience, in shaping aerial reconnaissance photography in World War I and navy photography in World War II, in revolutionizing American fashion and portrait photography through his years as chief of photography at Vanity Fair and Vogue, and in creating the unprecedented photographic exhibition The Family of Man, which has touched a global audience of millions since it opened in 1955
The day Carl Sandburg died( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the life and work of the iconic American, Carl Sandburg. From an impoverished youth on the prairie of Illinois to the halls of Congress and international notoriety, it was a tale of perseverance and success. During his lifetime he was revered, becoming one of the most successful writers of the 20th century, but when he died in 1967, his legacy suffered an unusual and inexplicably fast decline. His work was disparaged and his remarkable life all but forgotten
Voices and silences : with a new epilogue by James Earl Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As this book explores the upbringing of James Earl Jones so does it discover his beginnings as an actor. As Jones delves deeply into his memory, so we venture deep into the rural south of his origins and early life, deep into his turbulent family history, and deep into the roles he's played both on the stage and on screens large and small. In the new epilogue that concludes this edition, Jones -now in his seventies- remembers the personal and professional events of the decade since the book's original publication
How to get anyone to do anything by R. Philip Hanes( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Salem : the official guidebook by Penelope Niven( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide will help you make the most of your visit to Old Salem, one of the most authentic living-history museums in the United States."--
Edward Steichen : a biography by Penelope Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not since 1929 has there been a biography of Edward Steichen, photographer, painter, and a pivotal yet enigmatic figure in twentieth-century art and culture on two continents. Steichen, who died just short of his ninety-fourth birthday, was fifty and internationally famous when Steichen the Photographer was written by his brother-in-law, the poet and biographer Carl Sandburg. Now Penelope Niven, whose highly acclaimed biography of Sandburg appeared in 1991, has written the first comprehensive biography of Steichen. Here, she illuminates the full story of Steichen's avant-garde life in Paris and New York and his roles in introducing modern art to the American audience, in shaping aerial reconnaissance photography in World War I and navy photography in World War II, in revolutionizing American fashion and portrait photography through his years as chief of photography at Vanity Fair and Vogue, and in creating the unprecedented photographic exhibition The Family of Man, which has touched a global audience of millions since it opened in 1955
The I hate to chew cookbook : a gourmet guide for adults who wear orthodontic braces by Penelope Niven( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teen cuisine : a cookbook for young people who wear orthodontic braces by Penelope Niven( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cabala by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilder's first novel, originally published in 1926, explores the self-consciously decadent world of Rome after World War I
The woman of Andros ; &, the Ides of March by Thornton Wilder( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Woman of Andros explores universal questions of what is precious about life and how we live, love, and die. The Ides of March, first published in 1948 is a brilliant epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome
Frank L. Horton and the roads to MESDA by Penelope Niven( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poet and the sailor : the story of my friendship with Carl Sandburg by Kenneth Dodson( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Two friends, a lifetime of letters, and an intimate look at a literary icon Carl Sandburg first encountered Kenneth Dodson through a letter written at sea during World War II. Though Dodson wrote the letter to his wife, Letha, Sandburg read it in tears and told her, "I've got to meet this man." Composed primarily of their correspondence that continued until Sandburg's death in 1967, The Poet and the Sailor is a chronicle of the deep friendship that followed. Ranging over anything they found important, from writing to health and humor, the letters are arranged by Richard Dodson and are accompanied by a foreword from Sandburg's noted biographer, Penelope Niven
Carl Sandburg : an American life by Penelope Niven( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ralph Waldo Emerson's literary theory in the "Lectures in English literature." by Penelope Niven( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[A Carl Sandburg seminar held at Flat Rock, North Carolina]( Recording )

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

Charles Kuralt covers the Flat Rock, North Carolina seminar about the life of the late poet, Carl Sandburg. Includes an interview with Sandburg by Edward R. Murrow, as well as Sandburg's friends and family talking about the poet's life and work. On "Sunday Morning."
 
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James Earl Jones : voices and silences
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Carl Sandburg : adventures of a poetSteichen : a biographyVoices and silences : with a new epilogueHow to get anyone to do anythingEdward Steichen : a biographyThe poet and the sailor : the story of my friendship with Carl Sandburg
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Niven, Penelope

Niven, Penelope Ellen 1939-

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