Dictionary of Jewish Biography

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441197842

Category: Reference

Page: 382

View: 6257

From Abraham to Saul Bellow, from Moses Maimonides to Woody Allen, from the Baal Shem Tov to Albert Einstein, this comprehensive dictionary of Jewish biographies provides a first point of entry into the fascinating richness of the Jewish heritage. Modelled on the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Christian Biography (Continuum 2001) and with the advice of leading Jewish scholars, the Dictionary of Jewish Biography provides a rapid reference to those Jewish men and women who have, over the last four thousand years, contributed to the life of the Jewish people and the history of the Jewish religion. This dictionary will prove essential for general readers interested in the evolution of Judaism from ancient times to the present day, a perfect study aid for students and teachers. Designed as an accessible reference tool, this volume is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the history of the Jewish people - the uninitiated will become initiated; the curious will become informed; the informed will now have a handy reference tool.

The Dictionary of National Biography

Founded in 1882 by George Smith Volume 2

Author: Leslie Stephen,Sidney Lee,C. S. Nicholls

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781354992142


Page: 470

View: 9724

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Dictionary of National Biography

Author: Sidney Lee

Publisher: Lee Press

ISBN: 1406762903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

View: 8790

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Brief Lives

Twentieth-century Pen Portraits from the Dictionary of National Biography

Author: Colin Matthew,Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Publisher: Getty Center for Education in


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 601

View: 6758

Drawn from the archives of The Dictionary of National Biography and collected for the first time in a single volumes, Brief Lives consists of 150 sharply drawn profiles of the men and women who have helped shape British national life this century. From Harry Lauder to Jacqueline du Pre, W. H. Auden to the Duchess of Windsor, these profiles combine wit and insight with lively and entertaining prose, anecdote, and private information. Discover: Kingley Amis on Sir John Betjeman Michael Kitson on Sir Anthony Blunt Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden Richard Ellmann on T. S. Eliot Yehudi Menuhin on Jacqueline du Pre Alan Bennett on Russell Harty Donald Trelfold on Sir Len Hutton David Cecil on Virginia Woolf

Historical Viewpoints: To 1877

Author: John A. Garraty

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780321102997

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4082

The revision of this exciting collection of secondary source articles from the popular magazine American Heritage features one of the best representations of American historical thinking available. Accessible, interesting, and significant, Historical Viewpoints, Ninth Edition, introduces students to a broad spectrum of historical issues and opinions from many of the world's foremost historians.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Martindale-Meynell

Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew,Brian Howard Harrison,British Academy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198613879

Category: Biography

Page: 1006

View: 5620

55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198736431


Page: 62

View: 5379

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of 55,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped British history, from the fourth century BC to modern figures. This is the first opportunity to buy the entire set, including the two supplement volumes, bringing the coverage right up to people who died in 2008.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

In Association with the British Academy

Author: H. C. G. Matthew,Brian Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780198614111

Category: History

Page: 61472

View: 6602

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is a collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of men and women who have shaped all aspects of British history, from the explorer Pytheas of the fourth century BC to modern figures (such as Malcolm Bradbury) who died up to 31 December 2000. The stories of these lives - told in substantial, authoritative, and readable articles - have been published simultaneously in 60 print volumes and online. The DNB was published in its earliest form in 1885. For this new Oxford DNB all the original lives have now been rewritten or revised. A special project, completed in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery in London, has enabled the Oxford DNB to publish the largest ever selection of national portraiture. It is an essential work of reference which makes quite fascinating reading.

Leslie Stephen and the New Dictionary of National Biography

Leslie Stephen Lecture, Delivered 25 October 1995

Author: H. C. G. Matthew

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521598743

Category: History

Page: 37

View: 1230

Colin Matthew, editor of the New Dictionary of National Biography, shows how the work of an eminent Victorian, Leslie Stephen, relates directly to a great scholarly undertaking by today's academic community.

American national biography

Author: John Arthur Garraty,Mark Christopher Carnes,American Council of Learned Societies

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 973

View: 8834

"AIDS has made a huge impact on our society medically, socially, politically, legally, and psychologically. Sarah Watstein encapsulates this interdisciplinary issue into approximately 4,000 terms and explains them objectively, clearly, and readably for high school students, adults, and medical professionals. The terms include related diseases such as Kaposi's Sarcoma, treatments such as interleukin, jargon-"no code"- and slang-"bareback sex." The appendixes list statistics, toll-free telephone numbers, Web sites, nonprofit and government organizations, clinical trials, databases, and payment assistance programs. Highly recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources: the 1999 Selection of New Titles," American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.