All My Sons


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110199262X
Category: Drama
Page: 112
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Celebrating the Arthur Miller centennial year, an eye-catching new Penguin Plays edition of the work that established him as a leading voice in the American theater In 1947, Arthur Miller exploded onto Broadway with his first major work, All My Sons, winning both the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play and the Tony for Best Author. The play introduced themes that would preoccupy Miller throughout his career: the relationships between fathers and sons and the conflict between business and personal ethics. This striking new edition adds All My Sons to the elegant Penguin Plays series—now in beautifully redesigned covers. Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, turned out defective airplane parts, causing the deaths of many men. Deever was sent to prison while Keller escaped punishment and went back to business, making himself very wealthy in the ensuing years. A love affair between Keller’s son, Chris, and Ann Deever, Steve’s daughter; the bitterness of George Deever, who returns from the war to find his father in prison and his father’s partner free; and the reaction of Chris Keller to his father’s guilt escalate toward a climax of electrifying intensity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Arthur Miller's All My Sons


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 150
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A collection of critical essays on Miller's drama "All My Sons" arranged in chronological order of publication.

A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller

All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, Broken Glass
Author: Alan Ackerman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472514378
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller provides the essential guide to Miller's most studied and revived dramas. Authored by a team of leading scholars, it offers students a clear analysis and detailed commentary on five of Miller's plays: All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge and Broken Glass. A consistent framework of analysis ensures that whether readers want a summary of the play, a commentary on the themes or characters, or a discussion of the work in performance, they can readily find what they need to develop their understanding and aid their appreciation of Miller's artistry. A chronology of Miller's life and work helps to situate his oeuvre in context and the introduction reinforces this by providing a clear overview of his writing, its recurrent themes and how these are intertwined with his life and times. For each play the author provides a summary of the plot, followed by commentary on the context, themes, characters, structure and language, and the play in production - both on stage and screen adaptations; there are questions for further study and detailed notes on words and phrases in the text. The wealth of authoritative and clear commentary on each play, together with further questions that encourage comparison across Miller's work and related plays by other leading writers, ensures that this is the clearest and fullest guide to Miller's greatest plays.

Tell My Sons

A Father's Last Letters
Author: Lt. Col. Mark Weber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1592985750
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At the pinnacle of a soaring career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Col. Mark M. Weber was tapped to serve in a high-profile job within the Afghan Parliament as a military advisor. Weeks later, a routine physical revealed stage IV intestinal cancer in the thirty-eight-year-old father of three. Over the next two years he would fight a desperate battle he wasn’t trained for, with his wife and boys as his reluctant but willing fighting force. When Weber realized that he was not going to survive this final tour of combat, he began to write a letter to his boys, so that as they grew up without him, they would know what his life-and-death story had taught him—about courage and fear, challenge and comfort, words and actions, pride and humility, seriousness and humor, and viewing life as a never-ending search for new ideas and inspiration. This book is that letter. And it’s not just for his sons. It’s for everyone who can use the best advice a dying hero has to offer. Weber’s stories illustrate that in the end you become what you are through the causes to which you attach yourself—and that you’ve made your own along the way. Through his example, he teaches how to live an ordinary life in an extraordinary way. Praise for Tell My Sons “A gift to us all . . . Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit. Mark Weber’s story has touched me in such a profound way.”—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie “Tell My Sons is a deeply moving, personal account of a soldier’s journey into an ultimate frontier. As I read Mark Weber’s book, I was astonished by its honesty, courage, and discipline. This book offers one of the most profound and detailed descriptions of the strange world of cancer and should be essential reading for all of us who seek to understand that topsy-turvy terrain.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies “Tell My Sons is one of the most profound and inspirational stories I have ever read. It may have been written for Mark’s children, but it may as well be a treatise for all of us about honest parenting and leadership with character in love, family, faith, and politics. For a man who is facing profound health issues, Mark is doing a remarkable job showing us all how to live with courage and integrity.”—Walter F. Mondale, former vice president of the United States “This book is why I have always been proud to call Mark Weber my son. His ability to reach across complex boundaries and write and speak with such depth and beauty makes him a modern day Lawrence of Arabia. Mark’s passion, attitude, and thoughts about life are what is best about America.”—General Babakir S. Zibari, chief of defense, Republic of Iraq “A poignant illustration of what being a hero is all about . . . Heroes exemplify invincible courage, character, and perseverance in times of insurmountable odds. Mark embodies these attributes. Tell My Sons will empower the reader with profound lessons of living life with hope and determination.”—John Elway, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback From the Hardcover edition.

All My Sons


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435225780
Category: American drama
Page: 80
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A searing exposure of war profiteering and the awful price paid by self-interest and greed, 'All My Sons' represented Miller's first Broadway success in 1947.

All My Sons


Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435225780
Category: American drama
Page: 80
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A searing exposure of war profiteering and the awful price paid by self-interest and greed, 'All My Sons' represented Miller's first Broadway success in 1947.

All My Sons

A Novel
Author: Christer Kihlman
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 9780720606287
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 198
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On a visit to South Africa, Christer Kihlman meets Juan, a young male prostitute, in Buenos Aires. The relationship that develops between them changes his life utterly. This remarkable autobiographical novel is ?their' book, the story of the strange and unusually powerful bond that develops between a middle-class, middle-aged Finnish family man and a man of the streets. The subject of enormous controversy on its original publication in Scandinavia, All My Sons is a book of ruthless honest and real anguish.

Miller Plays: 1

All My Sons; Death of a Salesman; the Crucible; a Memory of Two Mondays; a View from the Bridge
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Methuen Drama
ISBN: 9781474260794
Category:
Page: 448
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All of Arthur Miller's plays collected in this volume were written within a ten year period beginning with his first Broadway hit, 'All My Sons' in 1947. 'Death of a Salesman' is still a classic commentary on the death of the American Dream.

To My Sons

Lessons for the Wild Adventure Called Life
Author: Bear Grylls
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 0781408016
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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This humorously illustrated book is a collection of wisdom that renowned adventurer Bear Grylls wants to share with his sons about the risks, tumbles, and victories of a well-lived life. Mountain climber, world-record holder, and internationally known television personality Grylls knows a thing or two about adventure. The greatest adventure he's experienced, though, is raising his three boys. In To My Sons, Grylls shares the quotes, Scripture verses, and spiritual wisdom he has learned through the literal ups and downs of an exciting life. Featuring cartoons from well-known sketch artist Charlie Mackesy, this book is a poignant primer for boys and men of all ages.

Bus Stop


Author: William Inge
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479436992
Category: Fiction
Page: 114
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Cherie was a chanteuse. She said, “I call m'self Cherie. Thass all the name ya need -- like Hidegarde. I won a amateur contest down in Joplin, Missouri, and that got me a job in a night club in Kanz City. But working in a night club ain't all roses..." Bo Decker had his picture taken by Life magazine because he was a champion professional rodeo rider. Bo had heard about women only he'd hardly ever seen one. Bo was a large, beautiful hunk of man -- but green as new grass when it came to Cherie. Bo and Cherie got together when they were stranded at a bus stop one night. Their story is one of high humor -- a mixture of brag, heartache, bluster, and the funniest tough love affair ever put on stage, screen, or between the covers of a book. It is filled with comedy, compassion and tenderness.