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- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00
" Anna Held (1870?-1918), a petite woman with an hourglass figure, was America's most popular musical comedy star during the two decades preceding World War I. In the colorful world of New York theater during La Belle Époque, she epitomized everything that was glamorous, sophisticated, and suggestive about turn-of-the-century Broadway. Overcoming... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 1.99
Martin Moran has been a man of the mountains since youth. Famously, he made the first solo ascent of the Scottish Munros in the winter months, as described in his great book, The Munros in Winter (published by Sandstone Press). For decades now he has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 7.99
Charismatic, talented, intriguingly private and not forgetting devastatingly handsome, Johnny Depp is an actor who has captured the hearts and imaginations of people worldwide. The range of roles in which he has starred make him one of the world's most bankable and sought-after actors - from Alice in Wonderland to Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the... more...
- TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 3.99
Charlie Chaplin literally fell into the genre of slapstick comedy when he was 18 years old. Long out of work and anxious to secure a part in an upcoming third-rate London production of Caseys Circus, entering the audition Chaplin slipped, tried to right himself, slipped again, fell on all fours over a chair which then fell on him, finally sitting... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2011; US$ 21.99
Immensely popular and prolific, Harold Lloyd sold more movie tickets during the Golden Age of Comedy than any other comedian. From Coney Island to Catalina Island, and from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills, Lloyd?s movies captured visions of silent-era America unequaled on the silver screen. A stunning work of cinematic archeology, Silent Visions describes... more...
- Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99
A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. She gets drugged, does enema shows, and unionizes the club. When she tries to quit and go to graduate school, her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Broke and... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.29
The steady rise of Clint Eastwood’s career parallels a pressing desire in American society over the past five decades for a figure and story of purpose, meaning, and redemption. Eastwood has not only told and filmed that story, he has come to embody it for many in his public image and film persona. Eastwood responds to a national yearning for... more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 24.99
This new collection of interconnected essays marches to a provocative premise: what if one way to understand your life was to examine the objects within it? Which objects would you choose? What memories do they hold? And lined up in a row, what stories do they have to tell? In recalling her experience, Dinah?s essays each begin with one thing real... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre?s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski?s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards. Tuscany?s ?Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards? is... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00
The major purpose of newspaper headlines is to trigger the reader?s interest. A popular way to achieve this goal is the use of phraseological modifications. Based on previous findings from various linguistic disciplines, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to shed light on the reception of substitutions like More than Meats the Eye .... more...