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Herman Finkelstein Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 96 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 79,757 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic drama  War stories  Military history  Biography  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives  Naval history 
Roles: Other
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.5
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Most widely held works by Herman Finkelstein Collection (Library of Congress)
Death of a salesman; certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem by Arthur Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 1995 in English and held by 2,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The powerful drama of Willy Loman & his tragic end. Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity-and a play that compresses epic extremes of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room. "By common consent, this is one of the finest dramas in the whole range of the American theater."
For whom the bell tolls by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a young American is injured while blowing up a bridge, he waits alone with a submachine gun for the enemy's approach
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santiago is a Cuban fisherman who encounters a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream and the battle for his catch becomes one of survival against a band of marauding sharks
From here to eternity by James Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may break him or kill him. First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet he's risking his career to have an affair with the commanding officer's wife. Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: the Army is their heart and blood . . .and, possibly, their death. In this magnificent but brutal classic of a soldier's life, James Jones portrays the courage, violence and passions of men and women who live by unspoken codes and with unutterable despair. . .in the most important American novel to come out of World War II, a masterpiece that captures as no other the honor and savagery of men
Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

2 editions published between 1935 and 1944 in English and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: Look Homeward, Angel. Follows Eugene Grant in his desperate search for fulfillment from rural North Carolina, through England and France, to his ultimate return home
A bell for Adano by John Hersey( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian-American major, part of American occupation forces in Sicily during World War II, tries to reform the town in his charge by being decent to people. His efforts are epitomized by his efforts to replace the 700-year-old bell melted down for bullets by the fascists
Always the young strangers by Carl Sandburg( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sandburg recalls his childhood in Galesburg, Illinois
A soldier's story by Omar Nelson Bradley( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Omar Bradley
Requiem for a nun by William Faulkner( Book )

2 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save a nurse convicted of murder, Temple Stevens decides to confess that she killed her own daughter
You can't go home again by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel was published posthumously in 1940 after heavy editing by Edward Aswell. Like Wolfe's other works, it is largely autobiographical and provides a glimpse into life in the 1930s. As the sequel to 'The Web and the Rock' (1939), this book continues the story of the main character, George Webber. George has written a successful novel about his family and hometown. When he returns to that town he is shaken by the force of the outrage and hatred that greets him. Family and friends feel naked and exposed by the truths they have seen in his book, and their fury drives him from his home. He begins a search for his own identity that takes him to New York and a hectic social whirl; to Paris with an uninhibited group of expatriates; to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler's shadow. At last Webber returns to America and rediscovers it with love, sorrow, and hope
The naked and the dead by Norman Mailer( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in gritty, journalistic detail, the story follows a platoon of Marines who are stationed on the Japanese-held island of Anopopei
The Caine mutiny, a novel of World War II by Herman Wouk( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a modern-day mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel
The way west by A. B Guthrie( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hundred-odd men, women, and children gathered at the rendezvous a few miles outside of Independence. They were solid, established folk, most of them, and they were leaving behind prosperous farms and businesses because they shared a dream about the rich lands in the West, where a man, his wife, and their young ones might make a better life and a new world more desirable than any Americans before them had ever known
Of the farm by John Updike( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey Robinson is a thirty-five-year-old advertising consultant working in the urban jungle of Manhattan. One day, Joey decides to return to the farm where he grew up, and where his mother still lives. Accompanied by his newly acquired second wife and an eleven-year-old stepson, he begins to reassess and evaluate the course his life has taken. For three days, a quartet of voices explores the country air, relates stories, makes confessions, seeks solace, and hopes for love. But all of their emotional musings and reflections pale when tragedy strikes-- one that threatens to separate the family, even as it draws them closer. --Publisher
Tales of the South Pacific by James A Michener( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of tales is set against the background of the South Pacific, the endless ocean, the coral specks called islands, the coconut palms, the reefs, the jungle and the full moon rising against the jungle. The tales are told by a young naval officer whose duties on an Admiral's staff take him up and down the islands
The web and the rock by Thomas Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Webber, a man raised and schooled in the south, moves to New York City where he aspires to become a successful writer, but his ambition is sidetracked when he becomes tragically obsessed with the beautiful, wealthy, and married socialite Esther Jack
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Of time and the river; a legend of man's hunger in his youth
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Finkelstein Collection (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress. Herman Finkelstein Collection

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