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Ambrose Bierce is missing and other historical mysteries

by Joe Nickell

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Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History -- Miscellanea.,
  • Curiosities and wonders.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [156]-172) and index.

    StatementJoe Nickell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD21.3 .N53 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination180 p. :
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2027055M
    ISBN 100813117666
    LC Control Number91003049

    The Ambrose Bierce Papers, ca. – and the Collection of Ambrose Bierce Papers, –, bulk – are housed at The Bancroft Library. Nickell, J. (). Ambrose Bierce is missing and other historical mysteries. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. External links. Works by Ambrose Bierce at Project Gutenberg. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (J – circa ) was an American Civil War soldier, wit, and writer.. Bierce's book The Devil's Dictionary was named as one of "The Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature" by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. His story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has been described as "one of the most famous and frequently anthologized Born: Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce, J , Meigs .

    Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (24 iunie – ?) a fost un editorialist, jurnalist, scriitor și satirist cunoscut în special pentru creația sa An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, cât și pentru dicționarul satiric Dicționarul nța sa ca și critic, mott-ul său „Nimic nu contează” și viziunea sardonică asupra naturii umane reliefată în scrierile Cetățenie: SUA. American literary history. Skeptic Joe Nickell, however, argued in his book Ambrose Bierce Is Missing and Other Historical Mysteries () that such a letter had never been found. All that existed was a notebook belonging to his secretary and companion, Ms. Carrie Christiansen – containing a .

    Ambrose Bierce Is Missing And Other Historical Mysteries (University of Kentucky Press: ) Noel, Joseph. Footloose In Arcadia (Carrick & Evans, New York: ) O'Brien, Matthew C. "Ambrose Bierce and the Civil War: " American Literature 48 (Nov. ), ; O'Brien, Robert. "Did Ambrose Bierce Committ Suicide?".   Ambrose Bierce Is Missing: And Other Historical Mysteries What constitutes historical truth is often subject to change. Through ingenious detection, the accepted wisdom of one generation may become the discredited legend of another — or vice : S. L. Matthews.


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