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Author: Groucho Marx,Richard J. Anobile
ISBN: 0393083713
Subcategory: Humanities
Pages 288 pages
Publisher W. W. Norton; 1st edition (January 28, 2013)
Language English
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eBook The Marx Bros. Scrapbook download

by Groucho Marx,Richard J. Anobile

In his second book on the Marx Brothers (the first being 1971's "Why A Duck?") Richard J. Anobile conducted lengthy interviews with Groucho, Gummo, Zeppo, Harpo's widow Susan, and Jack Benny, among others

In his second book on the Marx Brothers (the first being 1971's "Why A Duck?") Richard J. Anobile conducted lengthy interviews with Groucho, Gummo, Zeppo, Harpo's widow Susan, and Jack Benny, among others. Most of the book is Groucho speaking, and his recollections are fascinating and brutally honest. Frequently the eighty-two-year old comedy giant lashes out at the twenty-six-year old Anobile: "Fifty years ago! How the hell am I supposed to remember what I did fifty years ago?"

The best biographical book of the Marx Brothers! This is the raunchiest side of Groucho I've ever read.

The best biographical book of the Marx Brothers! This is the raunchiest side of Groucho I've ever read. I think the portrait that emerges is human, amusing and elucidating. The early sections about the Marx family's life in Vaudeville are especially illuminating.

Film historian Richard J. Anobile's interviews with Groucho, Gummo, and Zeppo, with Susan Marx, Jack Benny, Harry Ruby, Morrie Ryskind, and others who knew and worked with the fabled four along with 300splendid illustrations and memorabilia combine to bring you-for the first time-the one, the only, the real Marx Bros.

by. Marx, Groucho, 1890-1977; Anobile, Richard . joint author. Marx Brothers, Comedians, Motion picture actors and actresses. New York : Grosset & Dunlap. The foldout between pages 64 and 65 has not been digitized.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. A great Marx Brothers book. Richard J. The extensive interviews make this book great. It is loaded with interviews, not only with Groucho but Zeppo, Morrie Ryskind, Robert Florey, Harry Ruby and others. Frequently the eighty-two-year old comedy giant lashes out at the twenty-six-year old Anobile: "Fifty years ago!

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Author:Anobile, Richard J. The Marx Bros. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard.

Groucho Marx & Miriam Marx Allen - 2002. Kyle Crichton - 1951 - Heinemann. Memoirs of a Mangy Lover. My Life with Groucho a Son's Eye View. Groucho the Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx. Stefan Kanfer - 2000. The Marx Brothers a Bio-Bibliography. Wes D. Gehring - 1987. Marx Through Post-Structuralism.

3. The Marx Brothers Scrapbook. Groucho Marx, Richard J. Anobile. Published by Harpercollins (1989). ISBN 10: 0060972653 ISBN 13: 9780060972653.

His two companions dead, food and supplies vanished in a crevasse, Douglas Mawson was still one hundred miles from camp.

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, Which one are you? This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States. 24 pages of illustrations
After whipping through a couple great polar exploration books, I got a copy of Alone on the Ice. (Btw, I highly recommend both of these: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, which is the well known account of Shackleton's ill-fated, but miraculous survival in Antarctic and Arctic Adventure: My Life in the Frozen North, which though hugely popular in its day, is something of a lost classic that is a great read filled with lots of well told dramatic adventure while [unlike Endurance] giving insight into native Eskimo culture, which is fascinating.)

In "Alone on the Ice," David Roberts tells the true story of what Sir Edmund Hillary called "the greatest survival story in the history of exploration." Hillary was referring to the 1912 expedition of Australian explorer Douglas Mawson and his fellow members of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE). Mawson and cohorts set out to explore Antarctica with the intention of gathering specimens and to make scientific observations of the continent. What has left Mawson's considerable accomplishments and amazing survival story obscured by the layers of newsprint and time is--unlike Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott--he wasn't a pole bagger. Mawson, never grabbed headlines by "summiting" the south pole. Mawson and the AAE's expedition went virtually unnoticed by the public.

Now, at the 100th year anniversary of the expedition, Roberts tells the story of Mawson, alone after his companions had died during the expedition, an expedition that saw them trek over 600 miles round trip while being face with 100 miles per hour winds, and left with little of their original provisions. Left as a lone explorer, Mawson was forced to make a ninety-five mile trek across the Antarctic Ice while battling extreme hunger, madness, and the deadly terrain of the continent.

During his trek Mawson often had to crawl as a result of losing the flesh from the soles of his feet. And at one point, he fell into a deadly crevice that would have likely killed almost anyone else. However, Mawson, inspired by a poem by Robert. W. Service, was able to extricate himself out of the crevice with what could only be considered superhuman strength, determination, and extraordinary will. Roberts tells Mawson's story well and has seemingly done his research thorough, including some great, rarely-seen photos (one of an iced-over face is bizarre, as is the shot of an explorer's contortions to stay upright in a 100-mile an hour wind). The photos are by Frank Hurley, who is famous from his Endurance photos.

In sum, this is a very engaging read. Robert's detailed description of Mawson's determination, perseverance, and courage gives Mawson the heroic recognition while provided classic adventure story entertainment.
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This factual recounting of a scientific expedition to Antarctica is at times unbelievable, at times inspiring, at times tragic. The author never sensationalizes the facts or the telling of them, which makes the story even more incredible and a fantastic page-turner.
An interesting book about an amazing Antartic survival story, in which Douglas Mawson sledged alone to reach his base. I learned a great deal about Antarctica and the costs of exploration from it.
An excellent book about survival and exploration. I was fascinated by how the team survived in such inhospitable conditions. Being a submariner I understand being cooped up for long periods, but the environment was hospitable and the food in plenty. You have to admire the sacrifice made in the name of science!
The story of Mawson in the Antarctic is amazing. His drive and fortitude are inspiring. When most men would have given up, he was driven on by shear will power. He certainly deserves more recognition than he has received for not just his scientific contributions, but for his character, his leadership, and his devotion to purpose.
This book is essentially a biography of Douglas Mawson, the Australian Antarctic explorer who in 1912 survived a 30-day, almost 300-mile trek alone back to camp after his two teammates died. One of his teammates fell down a crevasse along with the sledge that carried most of the team's important equipment and most of its food, and the other died thereafter due to exposure, so Mawson had to survive on half or fewer rations. Mawson was a geology professor at the University of Adelaide and wanted to explore as much of the continent as possible rather than reach the South Pole (he was with Shackleton in 1908 when they came within 95 miles of the pole). He formed the Australasian Expedition with 24 members who landed and wintered over in what turned out to be the windiest spot on earth; some of the members, including Mawson, spent two winters there. The book is well-organized and Roberts is a great storyteller who argues that from a scientific standpoint the expedition achieved and explored more than those of the more famous Antarctic explorers Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. Roberts finds little fault with Mawson and reviewed many letters, diaries and other primary sources. Roberts may have gone a little overboard defending Mawson against attacks made in 2001 by the son of one of the other expedition members. At the end of the book Roberts makes a perfunctory comment that Mawson had his faults, but the book rarely delved into them. Some people doubt Mawson's story that, after his teammates died, he fell in a crevasse to a depth of 14 feet hanging only by a rope, and in his weakened and starved condition climbed hand-over-hand most of the way, fell back down, then climbed hand-over-hand a second time to escape the crevasse. The book discusses a modern attempt (which failed) to replicate this feat and others have expressed doubt about its authenticity, but makes no comment on whether Mawson fabricated or embellished the story. One hundred years later I don't think anyone can say if the story is definitely true or not, but Roberts should at least have acknowledged that others doubt Mawson was telling the truth about it. Feb. 14, 2015
Although quite a long story, a lot of information regarding these expeditions comes to light. One can only imagine what these men endured while accomplishing such feats
Mawson, a name not as well know as Shackleton, but certainly worthy of the appelations of explorer and outdoorsman. Mawson found himself alone on the ice in Antarctica. His two companions had perished. In today's environment it is hard to fathom how difficult traveling in 1913, in the unknown continent of Antarctica was. The chasms suddenly under foot. Suspended in space by a thin line, unsure if it will hold. Pinacles of ice preventing forward movement. Nights (and days) of howling 90 mph winds. Mawson's survival is well worth the read.