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- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 17.99
Survival stratagems from Joan Rivers Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And always remember: Surviving is the best revenge Look at Alexander Graham Bell, who did 22,000 experiments before he hit on the telephone. Just a few more and he would have had call waiting. Whenever I hit bottom, the only thing I think of was set down by Jerome... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99
The Star--The public saw her as a gifted child star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and the youngest actor to have a prime-time television series bearing her own name. The Nightmare--What the public did not see was Anna Marie Duke, a young girl whose life changed forever at age seven... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 29.00
Clint Eastwood is one of the world?s most popular action stars,who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including The Changeling, this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV?s Rawhide to Gran Torino showing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 31.95
Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The "figurings" of speech reveal the apparently limitless plasticity... more...
- Greystone Books 2011; US$ 14.00
From her fairytale childhood to her impressive array of movies and marriages, Elizabeth Taylor?s life, both on and off the screen, has enchanted, saddened, appalled, and entertained us for the past seven decades. Elizabeth Taylor: The Lady, The Lover, The Legend -- the first new biography to be published following her death -- strips away the... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 24.95
A feisty tribute to Katherine Hepburn. Us- ing the long, singular life of the American icon as a foundation, Karbo teases out lessons we can learn from the actresss life on the universal themes of love, marriage, work, conquering fear, the rewards and hazards of saying what you mean, the benefits of frugality, individuality, honour, aging and... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 14.27
Suicide? Or murder? Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, apparently a suicide, shocked the world. A Hollywood star, a global icon, why would she have killed herself? Yet the coroner's report stated her death was due to a massive overdose of 47 Nembutal capsules. But what about the discrepancies between the official report and the scene of her death?... more...
- Barricade Books 2011; US$ 12.99
Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel is the first book to cover the entire life and career of flamboyant actor-director Dennis Hopper. Fans of Hopper, film buffs, baby boomers, and readers who are into celebrity scandals will seek out this account of the man who hung out with James Dean and Elvis Presley, created the counterculture... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 55.00
The first widely available biography of this important black Victorian-age actor, 'Ira Aldridge: The Vagabond Years, 1833-1852' details the early life and career of this New York-born thespian. Exhaustively researched and accessibly written, this volume covers the latter 19 years of the life of one of the most significant theatrical figures... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
American film favorite Thelma Todd was much more than the beautiful blonde of the 1930s who played opposite Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and the Marx Brothers. Todd's tragic death transformed her into an icon of Hollywood mystery: The photograph of the 29-year-old actress slumped in her luxurious Lincoln Phaeton shocked fans in 1935. How did... more...