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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Thompson, William Tappan

L. Moody Simms.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1014 words.

Thompson, William Tappan (31 August 1812–24 March 1882), author and humorist, was born in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of David Thompson, of Virginia, and Catherine Kerney, a native of Dublin,...