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  • Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Televisionby Gladys Knight

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 94.00

    Female action heroes, like other fictional characters, not only reveal a lot about society, but greatly influence individuals in society. It is no surprise that the gradual development and increase in the number of female action heroes coincides with societal changes and social movements, such as feminism. Nor is it a surprise that characteristics... more...

  • Casanova Was A Book Loverby John Maxwell Hamilton

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Everyone knows which books people buy; they can just look at the best-seller lists. But who knows which books people steal? Who, for that matter, knows that authors ruin the book market by writing too much? Or why book critics are not critical? Or why librarians need to throw out more books? Who, indeed, knows the answer to that all-important question... more...

  • Jackie as Editorby Greg Lawrence

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    An absorbing chronicle of a much overlooked chapter in Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life?her nineteen-year editorial career History remembers Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as the consummate first lady, the nation's tragic widow, the millionaire's wife, and, of course, the quintessential embodiment of elegance. Her biographers, however,... more...

  • The Deeds Of My Fathersby Paul Pope

    A Philip Turner Book with Rowman & Littlefield 2010; US$ 24.95

    This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds work in the sand pits of Long Island, just as this coarse sand, mixed with cement, is becoming New York City?s key building block. He becomes... more...

  • Newspaper Titanby Amanda Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 37.50

    From the author of Hostage to Fortune; The Letters of Joseph P. Kennedy ("Superb" ?Michael Beschloss; "Remarkable" ?Arthur Schlesinger), the galvanizing story of Eleanor Medill (Cissy) Patterson, celebrated debutante and socialte, scion of the Chicago Tribune empire, and the twentieth century's first woman editor in chief and publisher of a major... more...

  • American Classic Screen Profilesby John C. Tibbetts; James M. Welsh; Ray Bradbury

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 43.99

    In American Classic Screen Profiles , editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable profiles written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains rare insights into some of the brightest stars of yesteryear, as well as gifted filmmakers, directors and craftsmen alike.... more...

  • The Weird World of Eerie Publicationsby Mike Howlett; Stephen R. Bissette

    Feral House 2010; US$ 32.99

    Gory, prurient, and dangerous, this is the story of the most maligned comics in the history of the medium. more...

  • Nom de Plumeby Carmela Ciuraru

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    What's in a name? In our "look at me" era, everyone's a brand. Privacy now seems a quaint relic, and self-effacement is a thing of the past. Yet, as Nom de Plume reminds us, this was not always the case. Exploring the fascinating stories of more than a dozen authorial impostors across several centuries and cultures, Carmela Ciuraru plumbs the creative... more...

  • The Ten-Cent Plagueby David Hajdu

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 20.99

    In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created?in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress?only to resurface with... more...

  • The Kingdom and the Powerby Gay Talese

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    The classic inside story of The New York Times , the most prestigious, and perhaps the most powerful, of all American newspapers. Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today's headlines. more...