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Title:
The who, the what, and the when : 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history
Author:
Volvovski, Jenny, editor.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
167 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
"This ... illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors--such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way"--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
Muhammad Ali's coach / Joe Martin -- George Washington's dentist / John Greenwood -- Vladimir Nabokov's wife / Vera Nabokov -- Lewis and Clark's colleague / John Ordway -- Andy Warhol's mother / Julia Warhola -- Kamehameha I's wife / Queen Ka'Ahumanu -- Rolling Stones' sixth member / Ian Stewart -- Alexander Graham Bell's assistant / Thomas A. Watson -- Roald Dahl's mother / Sofie Magdalene (Hesselberg) Dahl -- Captain Arthur Edward "Boy" Capel / Coco Chanel's Lover -- Alan Turing's friend / Christopher Morcom -- Harper Lee's patrons / Joy Brown -- Alfred Hitchcock's wife / Alma Reville -- Earl Tupper's partner / Brownie Wise -- Walt Disney's employee / Ward Kimball -- John Dillinger's mentor / Harry Pierpont -- P. D. James's personal assistant / Joyce Mclennan -- Giuseppe Verdi's wife and muse / Giuseppina Strepponi -- Sadaharu Oh's coach / Hiroshi Arakawa -- Jerry Siegel's father / Michel Siegel -- Marilyn Monroe's photographer / Sam Shaw -- Srinivasa Ramanujan's discoverer and collaborator / Godfrey Harold (G. H.) Hardy -- Woodrow Wilson's wife / Edith Bolling Wilson -- Amelia Earhart's husband / G. P. Putnam -- The Carter Family's friend and teacher / Lesley Riddle -- Le Corbusier's colleague / Eileen Gray -- Charles Bukowski's editor / John Martin -- Harry Callahan's wife and model / Eleanor Callahan -- Salvador Allende's mentor / Juan De Marchi -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky's wife / Anna Dostoyevskaya -- Gertrude Ederle's coach / Charlotte "Eppie" Epstein -- John Wayne's stuntman / Yakima Canutt -- Emily Dickinson's dog / Carlo -- Maurice Sendak's brother / Jack Sendak -- Ernest Shackleton's right-hand man / Frank Wild -- Washington Roebling's wife / Emily Warren Roebling -- Martin Heidegger's colleague / Max Deutschbein -- Ralph Waldo Emerson's aunt / Mary Moody Emerson -- Elvis Presley's mother / Gladys Love Presley -- Gertrude Stein's lover / Alice B. Toklas -- Antoine Lavoisier's wife / Marie Anne Lavoisier -- Charles Darwin's colleague / Joseph Dalton (J. D.) Hooker -- Vladimir Lenin's brother / Alexander Ulyanov -- Marcus Tullius Cicero's secretary / Marcus Tullius Tiro -- Auguste Rodin's muse / Gwen John -- Al Capone's mentor / Johnny Torrio -- Helen Keller's teacher / Anne Sullivan Macy -- Woodie Guthrie's wife / Marjorie Greenblatt Mazia Guthrie -- Edgar Allan Poe's foster father / John Allan -- Richard Nixon's secretary / Rose Mary Woods -- Tom Thumb's wife / Lavinia Warren Thumb -- William Morris's collaborator / Dante Gabriel Rossetti -- William Morton's teacher and partner / Horace Wells -- Margaret Sanger's chemist / Nat Elias -- Sears, Roebuck business partner / Julius Rosenwald -- Wright Brothers' mentor / Octave Chanute -- Alice Waters's mentor / Lulu Peyraud -- Dirk Nowitzki's coach / Holger Geschwinder -- Louis Armstrong's benefactor / Louis Karnofsky -- Robert Ingersoll's father / John Ingersoll -- Abraham Lincoln's friend / Joshua Speed -- David Thompson's wife / Charlotte Small -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s mentor / Bayard Rustin -- Francis Crick and James D. Watson's peer / Rosalind Franklin -- Vivian Maier's discoverer / John Maloof.
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ISBN:
9781452128276
Format :
Book

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Summary

In the bestselling tradition ofThe Where, the Why, and the How, this offbeat illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors--such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her writeTo Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way. Each eye-opening story of these unsung heroes is written by a notable historian and illustrated by a top indie artist, makingThe Who, the What, and the When a treasure trove of word and image for history buffs, art lovers, and anyone who rejoices in unexpected discovery.


Author Notes

Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman, and Matt Lamothe are partners in ALSO, an award-winning Chicago- and New York-based design firm.


Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

This highly visual book looks at the mentors, partners, colleagues, spouses, and muses who helped, in ways big and small, some of the most important and interesting people in history make their mark. An entertaining foreword by novelist and public radio host Kurt Andersen talks about his own three accomplices: boss, business partner, and wife. This is followed by a one-page intro by the author trio (including Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe), then just over 60 one-page vignettes (written by historians), each paired with a one-page portrait of the "sidekick" by various new artists. This reviewer's own muse, aka her nearly six-year-old daughter, fell in love with all the cool illustrations, particularly Laura Callaghan's lavish portrait of Anna Dostoyevskaya, Fyodor Dostoyevsky's wife; Hye Jin Chung's whimsical illustration of Anne Sullivan Macy, Helen Keller's teacher; and Kyle Plattis's cartoony illustration of a bloody Johnny Torrio, Al Capone's mentor. Verdict A fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history, it also could spark discussions of the subjects with younger readers.-Jennifer H. Krivickas, Univ. of Cincinnati Lib. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.