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Jonathan Norton Leonard (1903–1975)

Forfatter af Ancient America

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Ancient America (1967) 442 eksemplarer
Early Japan (1968) 358 eksemplarer
The World of Gainsborough, 1727-1788 (1969) 285 eksemplarer
The Cooking of Latin America (1968) 218 eksemplarer
American Cooking: New England (1970) 137 eksemplarer
American Cooking: The Great West (1971) 134 eksemplarer
Atlantic Beaches (1972) 132 eksemplarer
The First Farmers (1973) 122 eksemplarer
Recipes: Latin American Cooking (1968) 119 eksemplarer
Flight Into Space (1953) 37 eksemplarer
Latinamerikansk kogekunst (1971) 36 eksemplarer
Crusaders of chemistry (2003) 3 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1903
Dødsdag
1975
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Venezuela
Mexico
Peru
Erhverv
writer
Organisationer
Time Life Books

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The first and last paragraph of the Introduction "Throughout most of history Japan has been remote from us of the West and all but unknown-but when it has broken through its isolation to come to our attention, it has never failed to amaze us. When the Portuguese and then other Europeans first came to Japan in the middle of the16th Century, they found this feudal land reminiscent of their own and, appreciating the familiar, decided that the Japanese were most admirable of all Asian peoples. Later, when Japan, after more than two hundred years of self-imposed isolation, was "rediscovered" in the middle of the 19th Century, it soon astounded Europeans by its unique ability among all non-Western lands to close with speed the technological gap that had opened up between the West and the rest of the world." Behind Japan's great achievements lies a very special historical narrative. This is what Mr. Leonard tells with skill and grace, covering the period from Japan's Shadowy beginnings as a backward land on the edges of the civilized world, to the time when the pattern of its own cultural greatness had become well set by the early 17th Century. Edwin O. Reischauer U.S. Ambassador to Japan, 1961-1966… (mere)
 
Markeret
PSZC | 4 andre anmeldelser | May 6, 2019 |
more a history of art in his time. many detailed descriptions of paintings not shown. needs an editor
 
Markeret
mahallett | Jul 29, 2016 |
The history of early Japan.
 
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ShelleyAlberta | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jun 4, 2016 |

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Leonard Krieger Consulting Editor
Edwin O. Reischauer Introduction
Constantine Manos Photographer
Richard Jeffery Photographer
Richard Meek Photographer
Mark Kauffman Photographer
Ted Streshinsky Photographer

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Værker
39
Medlemmer
2,061
Popularitet
#12,477
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
13
ISBN
41
Sprog
7

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