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  • 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...

  • Classics and Comicsby George Kovacs; C. W. Marshall

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    Classics and Comics is the first book to explore the engagement of classics with the epitome of modern popular literature, the comic book. This volume collects fifteen articles, all specially commissioned for this volume, that look at how classical content is deployed in comics and reconfigured for a modern audience. 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...

  • 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    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$ 11.99

    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$ 22.99

    The story of the rise and fall of those comic books has never been fully told -- until The Ten-Cent Plague . David Hajdu's remarkable new book vividly opens up the lost world of comic books, its creativity, irreverence, and suspicion of authority. In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular... 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...