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  • Metapher und Metonymieby Constanze Spie▀; Klaus-Michael K÷pcke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    The contributions of this volumeexamine the phenomena of metaphor and metonymy from different perspectives. Theyadopt current tendencies in metaphor and metonymy research, discuss theoretical and methodological questions based on empirical analyses, and outline newapproaches in both single-languageand cross-linguisic research. more...

  • Errol Flynnby Thomas McNulty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Errol Flynn set the standard for the modern action hero in films like The Adventures of Robin Hood, Dodge City, and The Sea Hawk. This biography follows Flynn from his birth in Tasmania, Australia, in 1909, to his death in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. Included is analysis of his films, discussion of the 1943 rape trial that changed his life, a survey... more...

  • The Unknown James Deanby Robert Tanitch

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.65

    This biography, lavishly illustrated, traces Dean's development as an actor through his film work and numerous lesser-known roles in the theatre and television. more...

  • The Lives of Robert Ryanby J. R. Jones

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    The definitive biography of the legendary film noir actor more...

  • Olive Thomasby Michelle Vogel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 39.95

    Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood's first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld's famous "Follies" girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one... more...

  • Robert Downey Jr.by Ben Falk

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    The Comeback Kid will be the first biography of Robert Downey Jr. A Detailed and authoritative account of the life, career, stardom and controversy of Robert Downey JR - one of Hollywood's most popular, and gifted, actors of recent times. A behind-the-scenes look on the making of his most famous and infamous movies, talking to the people closest to... more...

  • The Peter Lawford Storyby Patricia Lawford Stewart; Ted Schwarz

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    As the brother in law to JFK and a member of the Rat Pack, Peter Lawford was one of America's most acclaimed movie stars. Lawford led an extraordinary life. His story, as told by the woman who knew him best, is the always candid, sometimes shocking unveiling of the most intriguing show business personalities and significant political events of our... more...

  • The Seat of Consciousness in Ancient Literatureby Richard E. Lind

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 49.95

    For early civilizations, consciousness and the sense of self were experienced as located in the center of the body, most often near to or within the physical heart. Enlightenment was understood as the illumination of a transformed "spiritual heart." Thus the mind of the body as a whole was represented by the heart-soul. In contrast, modern... more...

  • Here Comes The Showboat!by Betty Bryant

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "I was born at the tail end of a unique and delightful era and raised on one of the last showboats to struggle for survival against the devastating crunch of progress.... Our showboat's express purpose was carrying entertainment to hundreds of thousands of river-bottom farmers along our water-bordered frontier." -- from the book Betty Bryant was... more...

  • Take It from the Big Mouthby Jean Maddern Pitrone

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "She was one of the world's four best comediennes," said Milton Berle, "but she lived a life of personal disaster." Martha Raye sang, danced, and joked her way into the spotlight of the entertainment world with a career that spanned seven decades and encompassed everything from vaudeville to television commercials to entertaining U.S. troops. Take... more...