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x, 251 p. : ill.
This is a book on the glory days and tragic end of college boxing. "Lords of the Ring" revives the exciting era - now forgotten - when college boxing attracted huge crowds, outdrawing the professional bouts. On the same night in 1940 when Joe Louis defended his heavyweight crown before 11,000 fans in New York's Madison Square Garden, collegiate boxers battled before 15,000 fans in Madison...Wisconsin. "Lords of the Ring" tells the whole extraordinary story of how and why this popular college sport abruptly ended in 1960, based on dozens of interviews and extensive examination of newspaper microfilm, boxing records, and memorabilia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299204242 20160619
44 p. : col. ill., ports. (1 col.) ; 28 cm.
  • Ways of worldmaking : J.R.R. Tolkien / Curtis L. Carter
  • "A masterpiece of the future" : a brief history of Marquette's J.R.R. Tolkien collection / Matt Blessing
  • The AB language lives / Arne Zettersten
  • J.R.R. Tolkien biography
  • Select Tolkien bibliography
  • Works in the exhibition / Annemarie Sawkins.
"The exhibition ... [and catalog] represents a collaboration between the Haggerty Museum of Art and the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Marquette University Archives. The exhibition was held in conjunction with the international conference The lord of the rings, 1954-2004: scholarship in honor of Dr. Richard E. Blackwelder at Marquette University (October 22-23, 2004) ... the aim of the exhibiton is to examine in a scholarly context and for the public the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in the Marquette University collection ... presented with the cooperation of Christopher Tolkien, The J.R.R. Tolkien Estate Limited and The J.R.R. Tolkien Copyright Trust ... Curtis L. Carter, director"--Acknowledgments, p. 4.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
320 p.
Dark shadows and ghostly apparitions abound in this witty tale of suspense and romance.Nell Grendon never thought about communing with the dead when she was growing up in Little Wolf, Wisconsin; she was more concerned with slumber parties, boys, and the Lord's Prayer Ring she won (dishonestly) in a Methodist Bible Bee. But when a chance visit to the eccentric but charming Wocanaga Spiritualist Camp brings the adult Nell face-to-face with the elderly medium Grace Waverly, she cannot resist the temptation to learn more about spirit mediumship.Nell intends to fake her intuitive talents, but soon she spontaneously channels Angella Wing, an actress from the 1920s once known as the 'Woman of a Thousand Voices.' Nell attempts to conceal her occult interests from skeptical friends, including George, a handsome jazz musician who rents an apartment in her historic home, and Polly, a childhood friend with buried anguish of her own. But soon Angella's mischievous presence begins to make Nell's life more and more difficult, eventually attracting shadows of Nell's past. As she tries to free herself from Angella's influence, Nell is forced into an investigation of a mysterious death at the very heart of her childhood - and the revelation of surprisingly dark secrets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299228705 20160619


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