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Moscow nights : the Van Cliburn story-- how one man and his piano transformed the Cold War / Nigel Cliff.

Cliff, Nigel, (author.).
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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 921 CLIB (Text) 39391006783870 Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 786.2092 CLI (Text) 78551000529158 Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 786.2 CLIF (Text) 39231033388923 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 921 CLIBURN (Text) 78731000499636 Adult Nonfiction Available -
 Funding source: DePrez Fund [ wp 2017-02-02 @ SHCPLSC ]
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 CLIBURN, VAN (Text) 31951004152259 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Cliburn (Text) 78292000359021 Adult Biography Book Collection Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 786.2 C61 (Text) 51735011791091 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 786.2 CLIFF (Text) 33946003144545 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062333162
  • ISBN: 006233316X
  • Physical Description: viii, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-376) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
First movement: sognando. The prodigy ; Room 412 ; The successor ; Van Cliburn Days ; The secret speech ; The red moon -- Second movement: volante. To Russia, with love ; "Vanya, Vanyusha!" ; "We are in orbit" ; "American Sputnik" ; The last romantic ; "He played the piano and the world was his" ; "He's better than Elvis by far!" ; In the heat of the kitchen ; Khrushchev in the capitalist den ; Back in the USSR ; Sole diplomacy ; Endgame -- Third movement: pianoforte. America's pianist ; Great expectations ; The summit -- Coda.
Summary, etc.:
A dramatic account of the life of Cold War pianist Van Cliburn describes his early years as a musical prodigy in Texas and the ways he charmed both American and Russian audiences, helping to ease tensions between the two nations.--Publisher's description.
Subject: Cliburn, Van, 1934-2013 > Travel > Soviet Union.
Pianists > United States > Biography.
Music and diplomacy.
United States > Foreign relations > Soviet Union.
Soviet Union > Foreign relations > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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