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  • Metaphors in Learner Englishby Susan Nacey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    This volume presents results from a corpus-based investigation into the metaphorical production of foreign language learners, comparing texts written by Norwegian (L2) learners of English with those written by British (L1) students. Three types of questions are addressed. The first has empirically measured answers: For example, do L2 English writers... more...

  • Designing for Digital Readingby Jennifer Pearson; George Buchanan; Harold Thimbleby

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with its physical format of covers and paper pages, and now-standard features such as page numbers, footnotes, and diagrams. Today, electronic documents... more...

  • What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?by Joseph McBride

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 40.00

    At twenty-five, Orson Welles (1915-1985) directed, co-wrote, and starred in Citizen Kane, widely considered the best film ever made. But Welles was such a revolutionary filmmaker that he found himself at odds with the Hollywood studio system. His work was so far ahead of its time that he never regained the wide popular following he had once enjoyed... more...

  • Anna Held and the Birth of Ziegfeld's Broadwayby Eve Golden

    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...

  • Higher Groundby Martin Moran

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    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...

  • Johnny Deppby Danny White

    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...

  • Charlie Chaplinby Kathryn Dixon

    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 Casey’s 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...

  • Silent Visionsby John Bengtson; Kevin Brownlow

    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...

  • Spent: A Memoirby Antonia Crane

    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...

  • The Object Paradeby Dinah Lenney

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 25.00

    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...