OTHER BOOKS BY DONNALI
Nightingale and Napoleon Bonaparte, illustrated biographies for young readers
published by Silver Burdett Press (Simon & Schuster) in 1985.
Florence Nightingale was reprinted in 1990. Both
books are out of print but are listed on Amazon.com, which gets copies through its
|The School Library Journal reviewed
the two biographies, along with another in the Silver Burdett series (Ludwig van
Beethoven by Noemi Vicini Marri):
Nightingale is the best of the three in terms of a gracefully flowing text. This book
compares favorably to Cecil Woodham-Smith's Lonely Crusader (McGraw-Hill,
1951; out of print), which covers the same ground but in greater detail. Illustrations in
[Fifield's] book are more impressionistic and dynamic than the others in this series. None
of these books indulges in hagiography. The subjects are portrayed with all their human
flaws. Interesting and well-written enough to read aloud, these books are recommended
especially for school libraries."
Ann Welton, Lake Dollof
Elementary, Auburn, Wash.
|Maurice Ravel, His Life and Times
1875-1937, monograph that accompanied a record of his music for a series on
composers, "Funk & Wagnalls Family Library of Great Music," Funk &
The biography was illustrated
with photographs of Ravel, as well as with sketches, including one done for the first
performance of Boléro. Describing the ballet, performed by the company of Ida
Rubenstein at the Théâtre de l'Opéra in Paris, Ravel wrote: "It is a dance whose
pace is very steady and uniform, as much in the melody and harmony as the rhythm. The
orchestral crescendo provides the only variation."
Program notes for the record by the Italian music
teacher and writer Eduardo Rescigno. The monograph and the record are out of print and no
Hotels of Europe: A Photographic Portrait, photographs by Nicholas d'Archimbaud, text
by Bruno de Cessole, Séverine Jouve, and Thierry Wolton; translated from the French.
Lavish, 256-page coffee-table book. Photographs and
descriptions of 20 European palaces, mansions, and buildings that have been restored and
converted into landmark hotels; these inns include the Palacio de Seteais in Portugal, the
Grand Hôtel Nord Pinus in Arles, and the Certosa di Maggiano in Tuscany.
Published in 1994 by Turner Publishing, the
publishing arm of the Turner Broadcasting System. Turner Publishing is no longer in
business. Out of print; used copies: Amazon.com.
Soliloquy by Jeanloup Sieff, full-page photographs in black and white, and in color,
by the well-known French fashion photographer; text translated from the French and the
Accompanying the photographs and an
essay by Sieff on his artistic credo, "Photographer's Soliloquy," are a
biography, a bibliography, and a list of his exhibitions from 1965 to 1982.
First published in Italy by the Gruppo Editoriale
Fabbri in 1982. The English translation appeared the following year in "The Great
Photographers" series published by Prentice-Hall. Out of print and hard to find. Try BookFinder.com to locate it online.
Guides and directories
|Sol y Luna
CentralAmérica Guide/Guía Centroamericana Sol y Luna, co-editor (1997), bilingual,
Spanish-English tourist guide to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa
Available from the U.S. office of Sol y
(415) 453-2589, fax: (415) 453-2260
|AM/PM Guide to Northern California,
co-editor (1989-1993), annual guide to San Francisco and Northern California, with
listings of hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions.
Out of print and no longer available.
Rendezvous, associate editor (1989-1993), annual guides to the 100 finest restaurants
in New York, Northern California, Southern California, and Florida.
Out of print; available from BookFinder.com.
|San Francisco/Bay Area Power Book,
author and editor (1988-1989), comprehensive resource directory with more than 15,000
listings in over a dozen key Bay Area industries.
Copies still available.
editor (1985-1987), trade directory for the media and entertainment industry. Published
and distributed by Celebrity Service International in New York: (212) 757-7979.
The most recent edition came out in 1996 and is out of
Sample of books edited that are still in print:
The images link to the books' individual order
pages at Amazon.com.
|Capon Valley Sampler: Sketches of
Appalachia from George Washington to Caudy Davis by Willard Wirtz, a regional history
of Yellow Spring, West Virginia, and the Capon Valley by the former secretary of labor.
|Der Payatz: Around the World With Yiddish
Theater by Herman Yablokoff, translated from the Yiddish by Bella Mysell; the
autobiography of the Yiddish actor, singer, and impresario known as Der Payatz, "The
|A Spy for Hannibal: A Novel of
Carthage by Elisabeth Roberts Craft, a historical romance set in Carthage and Rome,
with references to Hannibal's daring march over the Alps.
|The Brown Condor: The True
Adventures of John C. Robinson by Thomas E. Simmons, the life of a pioneering black
pilot who helped found an aviation school at the Tuskegee Institute and later served as
the personal pilot for Haile Selassie during the Italian invasion of Ethiopia.
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