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  • Lincoln before Lincolnby Brian J. Snee

    The University Press of Kentucky 2016; US$ 40.00

    Remembered as the Savior of the Union, Abraham Lincoln is one of America's most revered presidents. There have been tens of thousands of books published about him since his death, but he has proved to be a surprisingly daunting subject for filmmakers. Despite a wealth of biographical material, relatively few full-length motion pictures have taken... more...

  • Florence Foster Jenkinsby Nicholas Martin; Jasper Rees

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 8.40

    'People may say that I couldn't sing. But no one can say that I didn't sing.' Despite lacking pitch, rhythm or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist... more...

  • Black Holes: The Reith Lecturesby Stephen Hawking

    Transworld 2016; US$ 5.63

    ?It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers.? In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that has fascinated him for decades ? black holes. In these flagship... more...

  • The Artist's Compassby Rachel Moore

    Touchstone 2016; US$ 24.99 US$ 17.50

    An inspiring, real world guide for artists in the classic bestselling tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute? that shows how to build a successful, stable career in the performing arts, from the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Music Center who has carved her own success through her creative talent and business skill. While performing artists... more...

  • I'd Know That Voice Anywhereby Frank Deford

    Grove/Atlantic, Inc. 2016; US$ 25.00

    Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports journalists in America. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel , these days, Deford is perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR?s Morning Edition.? Since 1980, Deford has recorded 1,600 of them,... more...

  • Gesture of Awarenessby Charles Genoud

    Wisdom Publications 2016; US$ 16.95 US$ 11.99

    From a major mind of Buddhism today comes this unique philosophical work, which hearkens back to the classical verse-form, but in a modern voice that speaks directly to the twenty-first century reader and practitioner. Gesture of Awareness  involves a fascinating philosophical exploration of time, space, and movement but at the same time is... more...

  • Moguls, Monsters, and Madmenby Barry Avrich

    ECW Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Barry Avrich — a self-made, Montreal-born film producer/director, flamboyant advertising executive, and legendary biographer and connector of moguls and stars. For over three decades, he has relentlessly produced films on some of the most notorious show-business titans and also found the time to market and promote feature films, concerts, and... more...

  • The Ben Jonson Encyclopediaby D. Heyward Brock; Maria Palacas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 134.99

    A revised and expanded edition of A Ben Jonson Companion , this resource encapsulates the life, times, and work of Jonson. Entries in this volume include all of Jonson?s writings, as well as key figures in his life, from contemporary writers to actors who performed in his plays. This new edition contains approximately 30% new entries as well as... more...

  • It?s the Disney Version!by Douglas Brode; Shea T. Brode

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    This collection of essays examine how the Disney studio has re-interpreted?for better or worse?classic literature into films both treasured and disdained. The films discussed in this volume include Bambi , The Hunchback of Notre Dame , Peter Pan , Sleeping Beauty , Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , and Tarzan . more...