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  • Encyclopedia of Televisionby Horace Newcomb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 740.00

    The Encyclopedia of Television , second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website. more...

  • The Castle of Otrantoby Horace Walpole

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 5.99

    Widely considered the first gothic novel, and indeed an initiator of the whole genre, The Castle of Otranto is a 1764 novel by Horace Walpole. It tells the tale of the lord of a castle, Manfred, and his family. Manfred's son Conrad is about to be married to princess Isabella, but Conrad is killed; crushed to death by the fall of a huge helmet from... more...

  • Polo in the United Statesby Horace A. Laffaye

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 99.00

    Though polo is commonly associated with Britain and South America, the sport also enjoys a strong following in the United States. This comprehensive history describes the evolution of polo in the U.S., from its beginnings in a New York City riding academy in 1876 to the 2010 Open Championship held in Florida. The principal early players and the first... more...

  • The Elf off the Shelfby Horace the Elf

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.26

    "I honestly did believe this shelf gig was going to be great. 'Get out and see the world,' they said. 'Experience the joy of wide-eyed kids, holiday cheer, and the Christmas spirit,' they promised. 'Finally leave your parents' basement for once in two hundred and sixty-seven years,' they told me. I was sold. And off I went. As a member of Santa's... more...

  • Ska'd for Lifeby Horace Panter

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 13.13

    As bass player with the Specials, in his second-hand suit and pork pie hat, Horace Panter was a member of one of the most innovative and exciting bands to come snarling out of the punk era. Founded by Jerry Damners, their fusion of punk, reggae and ska created a new musical fashion, spearheaded by their own record label Two Tone. They stood for unity... more...

  • Jazz Countryby Horace A. Porter

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    The first book to reassess Ralph Ellison after his death and the posthumous publication of Juneteenth, his second novel, Jazz Country: Ralph Ellison in America explores Ellison's writings and views on American culture through the lens of jazz music. more...

  • The Making of a Black Scholarby Horace A. Porter

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    This captivating and illuminating book is a memoir of a young black man moving from rural Georgia to life as a student and teacher in the Ivy League as well as a history of the changes in American education that developed in response to the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and affirmative action. Born in 1950, Horace Porter starts out in... more...

  • Polo in Britainby Horace A. Laffaye

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 99.00

    Ever since British soldiers returning from India in the mid-nineteenth century introduced their homeland to a fast-paced ball game on horseback, polo has remained the quintessential British sport. Although its origins lie in Asia, British pioneers are credited with both modernizing the game and spurring its spread worldwide. This volume chronicles... more...

  • Living in a Low-Carbon Society in 2050by Horace Herring

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Combining theory, case studies and speculative fiction, a range of contributors, from leading UK academics to pioneering renewable activists, create a compelling picture of the potential perks and pitfalls of a low carbon future. more...

  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?by Horace McCoy

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 10.66

    The Depression of the 1930s led people to desperate measures to survive. The marathon dance craze, which flourished at that time seemed a simple way for people to earn extra money dancing the hours away for cash, for weeks at a time. But the underside of that craze was filled with a competition and violence unknown to most ballrooms. A lurid tale... more...