The Who's Who of Nobel Prize Winners 1901-2000: Fourth by Louise S. Sherby

By Louise S. Sherby

The who is Who of Nobel Prize Winners is a one-stop resource of distinct info at the women and men who earned the Nobel Prize throughout the twentieth century. geared up chronologically through prize, every one huge article includes in-depth info at the laureate's existence and occupation in addition to a specific checklist of his or her courses and biographical assets at the person. A concise statement explains why the laureate got the award and summarizes the individual's different vital achievements. This thoroughly up to date variation additionally includes a heritage of the prize. 4 indexes distinguish this name from comparable biographical references and allow researchers to look by way of identify, schooling, nationality or citizenship, and faith.

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Nordic Exposures: Scandinavian Identities in Classical by Arne Lunde

By Arne Lunde

Nordic Exposures explores how Scandinavian whiteness and ethnicity functioned in classical Hollywood cinema among and through the 2 international wars. Scandinavian identities could appear mutable and built at moments, whereas at different occasions they have been deployed as representatives of a vital, organic, and typical type. As Northern eu Protestants, Scandinavian immigrants and emigres assimilated into the mainstream rights and merits of white American identification with relatively few boundaries or stumbling blocks. but Arne Lunde demonstrates that faraway from easily manifesting a normative unmarked whiteness, Scandinavianness in mass-immigration the USA and in Hollywood cinema of the 20th century can be hyperwhite, provisionally off-white, or now not even white at all.

Lunde investigates key silent motion pictures, similar to Technicolor's The Viking (1928), Victor Sjostrom's He Who will get Slapped (1924), and Mauritz Stiller's resort Imperial (1927). The crises of Scandinavian overseas voice and the talkie revolution are explored in Greta Garbo's first sound movie, Anna Christie (1930). the writer additionally examines Warner Oland's lengthy profession of Asian racial masquerade (most famously as chinese language detective Charlie Chan), in addition to Hollywood's and 3rd Reich Cinema's battle over assimilating the Nordic woman celebrity within the personae of Garbo, Sonja Henie, Ingrid Bergman, Kristina Soderbaum, and Zarah Leander.

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Firsts: Origins of Everyday Things That Changed the World by Wilson Casey

By Wilson Casey

For a person who ever desired to recognize the historical past of the chocolate chip cookie, earmuffs, and sunlight Savings...

Firsts-history during the milestones of human achievement-are enjoyable. And Wilson Casey, minutiae professional, has accumulated over 500 firsts in approximately each significant type of tradition: from style to meals, politics to technological know-how, leisure to artwork to architec­ture. every one "first" is an entire rationalization of the subject handy, written in a funny but authoritative kind. It comprises:

•The actual background of the golfing tee

•How a blind guy got here up with cruise keep watch over

•The delusion at the back of the origins of the Caesar salad

•Why and the way the 1st dieter dieted

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