Peace Without Hiroshima: Secret Action at the Vatican in the Spring of 1945
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Based on docuements recently declassified by the United States and Japan, Martin S. Quigley, formerly O.S.S. agent under O.S.S. Director General William J. Donovan, recounts the true story of a plan for peace that succeeded in opening communications with Tokyo in the spring of 1945. With the help of a Vatican diplomat, a Japanese priest, and the Japanese ambassador to the Holy See, talks were initiated. Plans were sidetracked and peace was not achieved until after the atomic bomings of Hiroshima and Nagaski in August 1945. Packed with drama and suspense of a spy novel,Peace Without Hiroshima opens an unknown chapter of World War II diplomatic and intelligence history.
Community College Movement in Perspective: Teachers College Responds to the Truman Administration
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Community colleges are the great American education success story of the 20th century. This account of their origin, the vision of the Truman Commission, and the enduring role played by Teachers College, Columbia University is both informative and entertaining. As we move forward in the 21st century, the community colleges will be teaching more than half of the post-secondary students. Knowing the history and understanding the purpose of the institution will be important to all involved in the education community.
(This book on "New Screen Techniques" deals primarily with...)
This book on "New Screen Techniques" deals primarily with three powerful new methods under commercial development in 1953 by the motion picture industry. They are three-dimensional or stereoscopic pictures, wide screen pictures, and stereoscopic sound. This book contains 26 illustrated articles by leading authorities in the early 1950's on 3-D and wide screen films in production and exhibition.
The Essential Casablanca: 101 Things You Didn't Know About America's Favorite Film
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Given its ubiquity in popular culture and its place in the hearts of generations of moviegoers, one wonders, after all this time, if there could be anything more we don’t already know about "Casablanca." No matter how familiar the images, how memorable the lines, how timeless the story, the answer is, yes, there’s a whole book worth of things most will be “shocked, shocked” to learn. "The Essential Casablanca" is brimming with amazing true stories, corrected myths, and particular particulars about the most popular movie in the history of cinema. It’s not meant to provide a comprehensive nor com¬plete academic reference, but rather an accessible distillation, a delightful confection in its own right, about a film that is one of the most beloved pieces of motion picture art and one that has resonated across nearly three-quarters of a century.
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Detailing the genesis, production history and different versions of Once Upon a Time in America, this study considers the film within the context of Leone's evolution as a grand cinema stylist. It illuminates his themes, method and aesthetic, and judges his impact upon subsequent filmmakers.
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Martin Quigley Jr. was a publisher of film magazines, an author and a politician twice elected mayor of Larchmont, New York.
He was the son of Martin Quigley (1890–1964). His father had been a founder of developer of motion picture trade periodicals including the Motion Picture Herald and an active proponent and co-author of the Motion Picture Production Code, which governed the content of Hollywood movies from the 1930s to the 1960s.
AB magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1939. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1973. Doctor of Education, Columbia University, 1975.
The younger Quigley became very active in the editing and publication of those periodicals from young adulthood, also attempting to maintain the influence of the Code, especially in the 1960s, as it faded into irrelevance as moral standards changed. During World War II, he used his publishing position as a cover to gather intelligence in Ireland, where many influential people favored the Axis, and in Italy, on behalf of the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Books written or cowritten by him include these:Magic Shadows - The History of the Origin of Motion Pictures (1948)Catholic Action in Practice: Family, Life, Education, International Life (1963, co-written with Msgr Edward M Connors)Peace Without Hiroshima (1991)A U.S. Spy in Ireland (1999)His father was an important publisher of film magazines.
He was a devout Catholic and active in Church activities. He was twice elected mayor of Larchmont, New York.
Author: Great Gaels, 1944, second edition 1997, Roman Notes, 1946, Magic Shadows--the story of the origin of motion pictures, 1948, Government Relations of Five Universities in Washington, 1975, Peace Without Hiroshima-Secret Action at the Vatican in Spring of 1945, 1991, First Century of Film, 1995, A United States Spy in Ireland, 1999, Community College Movement in Perspective, 2003, Martin J. Quigley and the Glory Days of American Film-1915-1965, 2006. Co-author: Catholic Action in Practice, 1962, Films in America, 1969. Editor: New Screen Techniques, 1953.
President New York Christian Family Movement, 1960-1962, member of national Executive Committee, 1960-1965. Founder, chairman New York Indiana Schools Opportunity Project, 1965-1977;president Foundation International Cooperative, 1960-1965. Board directors Will Rogers Institute, Motion Picture Pioneers.
Treasurer Religious Education Association United States and Canada, 1975-1981, chairman, 1981-1984. Trustee Village of Larchmont, New York, 1977-1979, mayor, 1980-1984. Member Laymen's National Bible Association, since 1981.
Trustee American Bible Society, since 1984. Board directors William J. Donovan Memorial Foundation, since 1994.
Married Katherine J. Dunphy, July 2, 1946. Children: Martin, Elin, William, Kevin, Karen, Patricia, John, Mary Katherine, Peter.