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  • Doing Their Bitby Michael S. Shull; David E. Wilt

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 39.95

    The golden age of animation stretched from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s, with movie cartoons reaching an extraordinarily high level of artistry and technique--far higher than today's TV cartoons, for instance. Nearly 1000 cartoons were produced by the seven major animation studios in the U.S. between January 1, 1939, and September 30, 1945--the... more...

  • The Art of the Screwball Comedyby Doris Milberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    Part One of this wonderfully entertaining exploration of screwball comedies and their later offspring begins midcentury discussing the careers and love of popular super stars such as Cary Grant and Carole Lombard and well-known supporting players like Walter Connally and Ralph Bellamy (also Asta, top animal star of the 1930s!). Writers and directors... more...

  • Living with Bipolar Disorderby Karen R. Brock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    "Bipolar" means more than mood swings and chemical imbalances. It is a genetic brain regulation malfunction causing not only mood but behavioral symptoms. Severity and symptoms vary along a spectrum of disease presentations, from a happy, positive personality, to a moody temperament, to chronic and recurrent depressions, to classic manic-depressive... more...

  • Medieval Arthurian Epic and Romanceby William W. Kibler; R. Barton Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This volume offers newly translated texts that exemplify the two most important traditions of Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages. Encompassing such key works such as Lawman's Brut and Wace's Romance of Brut, written in Middle English and Old French, respectively, the Arthurian Epic Tradition depends on Geoffrey of Monmouth's History... more...

  • The Literary Galaxy of Star Trekby James F. Broderick

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 35.00

    How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan (original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are vast: themes and characters that reflect those in classic literature; characters that... more...

  • The Health of the First Ladiesby Ludwig M. Deppisch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    This first comprehensive study of the medical histories of America's First Ladies--from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama--discusses their illnesses, their treatments and their physicians in the context of their times. As the categories of illness afflicting Americans have changed through history so have the kinds of maladies affecting the First... more...

  • The Boyer Brothers of Baseballby Lew Freedman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95

    This the story of the seven baseball-playing Boyer brothers from western Missouri who signed professional contracts in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Led by oldest brother Cloyd, a pitcher, third baseman Ken and third baseman Clete, three of the seven brothers reached the majors. This book recounts their hardscrabble upbringing and how they fought their... more...

  • Civil War Biographies from the Western Watersby Myron J. Smith Jr.

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    From 1861 to 1865, the Civil War raged along the great rivers of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys. While various Civil War biographies exist, none have been devoted exclusively to participants in the Western river war as waged down the Mississippi to the mouth of the Red River, and up the Ohio, the Tennessee and the Cumberland. Based on the Official... more...

  • Sir Henry Neville, Alias William Shakespeareby Mark Bradbeer; John Casson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Shakspere's history plays are more than dramatized history lessons. They explore contemporary dangers inherent in royal succession at a time when Elizabeth I decreed that mere discussion of who would inherit the throne was treason. The plays were political and therefore dangerous. Yet William Shakspere from Stratford-upon-Avon was never arrested... more...

  • Papers for Payby Jeffrey Alfred Ruth

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    A disturbing trend faces education in the U.S.: not plagiarism but academic forgery (students purchasing and signing their names to work produced by others). This book describes the difference between the two and presents case studies written by a former professional forger, along with an expose of the trade. The author provides thorough treatment... more...