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John Kieran (1892–1981)

Autor(a) de John James Audubon

37+ Works 869 Membros 7 Críticas

About the Author

Image credit: John Kieran [credit: Find A Grave user Ron Moody]


Obras por John Kieran

John James Audubon (1954) 229 exemplares, 1 crítica
An Introduction to Birds (1946) 79 exemplares, 1 crítica
An Introduction to Wild Flowers (1948) 70 exemplares
An Introduction to Trees (1954) 63 exemplares
Footnotes on Nature (1947) 46 exemplares, 1 crítica
Poems to Remember (1942) — Editor — 27 exemplares
Books I Love (1969) 23 exemplares
The American Sporting Scene (1941) 13 exemplares, 2 críticas
John Kieran's Nature Notes (1941) 9 exemplares
Information Please Almanac 1947 (1947) 8 exemplares
Information Please Almanac 1949 (1949) 6 exemplares

Associated Works

Clowning through Baseball (1941) — Prefácio — 12 exemplares
The American Legion Reader (1953) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



To most Americans, the name Audubon means birds, in their natural colors. Bird lovers check every bird they see against the pictures and notes of John James Audubon.

Yet 150 years ago the friends of that young Frenchman had little hope of his winning success in anything. Such a charming daydreamer as he was, always watching birds and sketching them in the most minute detail! In despair, his father sent the boy off to America to manage a farm, little thinking that the birds of Pennsylvania would be so numerous and so distracting.

Debts and business failures piled up. Time after time Audubon moved on to a new business project. But in each new location there were new birds to study!

Each of Audubon's pictures showed a life-size bird in its natural color. So true to life was each portrayal that the birds almost seemed to breathe. He would make such a record of every bird in America, the artist decided. And to that end he drove himself day and night, walking hundreds of miles through the woods to sketch some new warbler or its mate. Through it all his faithful wife Lucy stood by him, patient and encouraging.

John James Audubon is the thrilling story of a man with a purpose whose monumental work has brought delight to millions of people.

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northprairielb | Feb 2, 2024 |
This is actually a book that focuses on the track and field events at the modern Olympics, from 1896's revival to the Berlin games of 1936. The Berlin entry is a bit wince-inducing now, since it focuses heavily on race with some rather unfortunate monikers applied to Jesse Owens and some of his teammates. Given Kieran's reputation as a sportswriter, I was surprised by how slapdash and superficial this account was. I don't particularly recommend it.
EricCostello | Jun 25, 2020 |
Découvrez à travers ce livre les différents sports américains
ACParakou | 1 outra crítica | Oct 23, 2018 |
Connaitre le sport américain
ACParakou | 1 outra crítica | Oct 22, 2018 |



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