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  • Louis Paulsen

    Louis Paulsen
    av Hans Renette

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476671956

    Louis Paulsen (1833-1891) was one of the 19th century's strongest chess players and a world record holder in blindfold chess. He maintained an unbeaten record in matches, created several opening systems and was an originator of the positional approa…

  • The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander

    The Symbolism and Sources of Outlander
    av Valerie Estelle Frankel

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786499526

    Outlander is much more than a television romance about a World War II nurse and a Jacobite soldier in a fetching kilt. The massive book series has been categorized as a period drama, adventure saga, military history, and fantasy epic. Further, those…

  • Caligula and the Fight for Artistic Freedom

    Caligula and the Fight for Artistic Freedom
    av William Hawes

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786439867

    Incest, explicit violence, homosexual rape - all presented in graphic clarity for general movie audiences. The fight for artistic freedom in Hollywood movies reached a boiling point when Bob Guccione combined traditional and adult filmmaking values…

  • The Classic Citroens, 1935-1975

    The Classic Citroens, 1935-1975
    av John Reynolds

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786471713

    When the final list for the Car of the Century competition was announced in November 1999, only one company had three finalists: Automobiles Citroen. All three models--the Traction Avant, the 2CV and the DS 19--were developed during the era when the…

  • The Vacuum Cleaner

    The Vacuum Cleaner
    av Carroll Gantz

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786465521

    House cleaning has been an innate human activity for centuries, but only since the early 19th century have mechanical devices replaced the physical hard labor (performed mostly by women). Mechanical carpet sweepers were replaced by manual suction cl…

  • Black Sox in the Courtroom

    Black Sox in the Courtroom
    av William F. Lamb

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786472680

    A comprehensive, nonpartisan account of the judicial proceedings spawned by the corruption of the 1919 World Series is badly needed. This book does it. The narrative of events has been crafted from surviving fragments of the judicial record, contemp…

  • Toys in the Age of Wonder

    Toys in the Age of Wonder
    av Mark Rich

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786443925

    By the middle 1800s, toys were appearing in forms that drew upon--and that inspired--advances in areas such as optics, biology, geography, transportation, and automation. In these decades, too, a new type of wonder tale was being brought to maturity…

  • Unsolved Child Murders

    Unsolved Child Murders
    av Emily G. Thompson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476670003

    An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the U.S. Only one in 10,000 are found dead. Yet unsolved child murders are almost a daily occurrence-of nearly 52,000 juvenile homicides between 1980 and 2008, more than 20 percent rema…

  • Rick Nelson, Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer

    Rick Nelson, Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
    av Sheree Homer

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786460601

    At eight years old, Rick Nelson began his career in show business. After a successful run on radio, his family's situation comedy The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet enjoyed a 14 year television tenure. On the April 10, 1957, episode, ""Ricky the Dr…

  • Medieval Justice

    Medieval Justice
    av Hunt Janin

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786445028

    A primer on medieval justice, this book focuses on France, Germany and England and covers the thousand years between the transformation of the Roman world in Western Europe, which took place around the 4th and 5th centuries, and the European Renaiss…

  • The ""Titanic"" in Print and on Screen

    The ""Titanic"" in Print and on Screen
    av D.B. Anderson

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786417865

    Titanic scholars contend that the demise of ""the unsinkable ship"" left more behind than a memory of April 15, 1912, as an important point in history. Through books, films, stories and songs, the archetypal shipwreck has endured as a metaphor for t…

  • The Forensic Comicologist

    The Forensic Comicologist
    av Jamie Newbold

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672670

    I've been a comic book fan since childhood. The child became a man and the fan became a comic book retailer. I wanted more out of life and joined the San Diego Police Department in my mid-20s. I retired after a 20-year stint and returned to comic bo…

  • Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages

    Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages
    av Paul B. Newman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786445356

    Asking why many American intellectuals have had such difficulty accepting wholeheartedly the cultural dimensions of democracy, Robert Dawidoff examines their alienation and ambivalence, a tradition of detachment he identifies as ""Tocquevillian."" I…

  • Daily Life In The Middle Ages

    Daily Life In The Middle Ages
    av Paul B. Newman

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786408979

    Although life in the Middle Ages was not as comfortable and safe as it is for most people in industrialized countries today, the term "Dark Ages" is highly misleading. The era was not so primitive and crude as depictions in film and literature would…

  • Final Battles of Patton's Vanguard

    Final Battles of Patton's Vanguard
    av Don M. Fox

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476680095

    By January 1945, Nazi Germany's defeat seemed inevitable yet much fighting remained. The shortest way home for American troops was towards Berlin. General George S. Patton's Third Army would carve its way into the German heartland, the Fourth Armore…

  • Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology

    Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology
    av Michael Newton

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786497560

    On every continent and in every nation, animals unrecognized by modern science are reported on a daily basis. People passionately pursue these creatures - the name given to their field of study is cryptozoology. Coined in the 1950's, the term litera…

  • Horror Film Directors, 1931-1990

    Horror Film Directors, 1931-1990
    av Dennis Fischer

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786460908

    An exhaustive study of the major directors of horror films in the past six decades, a genre always popular but often critically snubbed. For each director there is a complete filmography including television work, a career summary, critical assessme…

  • Television Western Players of the Fifties

    Television Western Players of the Fifties
    av Everett Aaker

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786430871

    Modeled after the Mack V. Wright 1920 film version, the 1949 western television series ""The Lone Ranger"" made Clayton Moore's masked character one of the most recognized in American popular culture. Other westerns followed and by 1959 there were 3…

  • Women in Game of Thrones

    Women in Game of Thrones
    av Valerie Estelle Frankel

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786494163

    Game of Thrones is one of the hottest series on television. However, hundreds of critics are divided on how "feminist" the show really is. Certainly, the female characters, strong and weak, embody a spectrum of archetypes - widow queens, warrior wom…

  • Literature into Film

    Literature into Film
    av Linda Costanzo Cahir

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786425976

    "This work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films. It focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. A glossary aids…

  • Edward Hopper Encyclopedia

    Edward Hopper Encyclopedia
    av Lenora Mamunes

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786443567

    This comprehensive encyclopedia is a cross-referenced guide to Hopper's life and art, with entries focusing on his oeuvre, including his most noteworthy oil paintings, watercolors and etchings, and the individuals central to Hopper's life and career.

  • L.A. Noir

    L.A. Noir
    av William Hare

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786437405

    Los Angeles is an ideal city for film noir for both economic and aesthetic reasons. The largest metropolitan area in the country, home to an ever-changing population of the disillusioned and in close proximity to city, mountains, ocean, and desert,…

  • Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World

    Dance Pedagogy for a Diverse World
    av Nyama McCarthy-Brown

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786497027

    Issues of race, class, gender and religion permeate the study of contemporary dance, resulting in cultural clashes in classrooms and studios. The first of its kind, this book provides dance educators with tools to refocus teaching methods to celebra…

  • The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War

    The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War
    av Dani Asher

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786442539

    This volume examines the military strategy and issues that Egyptian war planners faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Of major interest is the relationship between the political and military leaders and how that affected the buildup and course of t…

  • The Functions of Role-Playing Games

    The Functions of Role-Playing Games

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786447107

    It's easy to understand why role-playing games have become so immensely popular among contemporary gamers. By their very nature, these games are intensely immersive activities, with players experiencing various risks, rewards and social interactions…

  • Religion and Popular Culture

    Religion and Popular Culture
    av Richard W. Santana

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476663319

    The United States is the world's primary creator and exporter of popular mass culture and arguably one of the most religious countries in modern history. As a result, the coexistence of American religion with popular culture has created a fertile ye…

  • Speaking with George Oppen

    Speaking with George Oppen

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786467884

    Seventeen interviews with George and Mary Oppen, conducted between 1968 and 1987, are here brought together for the first time. Two are fresh discoveries, while re-audited recordings of other interviews have given a new authoritative accuracy to the…

  • Dad Made Dirty Movies

    Dad Made Dirty Movies
    av Jordan Todorov

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476668680

    Strippers, zombies, fugitives and jewel thieves. These were just some of the characters who inhabited the weird, wild films of director Stephen C. Apostolof in the 1960s and 1970s. But Apostolof's own life was every bit as improbable as the plots of…

  • Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema

    Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing and Horror Cinema

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786446988

    From their first pairing in ""Hamlet"" (1948) to their roles in ""House of the Long Shadows"" (1983), Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing have enjoyed the most successful collaboration in horror film history. Each of their 22 film collaborations is ex…

  • Ezzard Charles

    Ezzard Charles
    av William Dettloff

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786497430

    Genius is seldom recognized in its own time. In the case of Ezzard Charles it took several decades but late really is better than never. Ezzard Charles: A Boxing Life traces Charles' early life in a small country town all the way to his fights with…

  • Now with Kung Fu Grip!

    Now with Kung Fu Grip!
    av Jared Miracle

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476663500

    Why do so many Americans practice martial arts? How did kung fu get its own movie genre? What makes mixed martial arts so popular? This book answers these questions for the first time with historical research. At the turn of the 20th century, the Un…

  • The Columbia Comedy Shorts

    The Columbia Comedy Shorts
    av Ted Okuda

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786405770

    Columbia produced over 500 two-reel shorts from 1933 through 1958, with Hollywood's finest comics (the Three Stooges, Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon, Charley Chase, others). Fully illustrated with never-before-published photographs, the bo…

  • Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

    Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures
    av Theresa Bane

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786463602

    This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Chris…

  • Bell, Book and Camera

    Bell, Book and Camera
    av Heather Greene

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476662527

    The witch, as a cultural archetype, has existed in some form as long as history has been recorded. That narrative reality followed through into American narrative film and eventually television language. In these modern storytelling formats and with…

  • Murder Movie Makers

    Murder Movie Makers
    av Matthew Edwards

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476676470

    Serial killers, mass murderers, spree killers, outlaws, and real-life homicidal maniacs have long held a grim fascination for both filmmakers and viewers. Since the 1970s, hundreds of films and television movies have been made covering killer from C…

  • I Was Flesh Gordon

    I Was Flesh Gordon
    av Jason Williams

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476672861

    It might sound like an old story, but this 1970s Hollywood tale isn't what you've heard before-a former college athlete from conservative Orange County goes on to become a film actor. A fish out of water in a town where everyone's looking for a brea…

  • Alice in Transmedia Wonderland

    Alice in Transmedia Wonderland
    av Anna Kerchy

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476666686

    What keeps the spirit of Alice alive after all these years? And what makes us so spontaneously turn into armchair travelers ready to unconditionally follow a little girl on her fantastic journeys down a rabbit hole into topsy-turvy worlds? Alice's u…

  • Primo Carnera

    Primo Carnera
    av Joseph S. Page

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786448104

    At nearly six and a half feet tall and 300 pounds, heavyweight champion Primo Carnera was a giant for his times, but today ""the Ambling Alp"" is too often written off as an unskilled oaf and a product of the mob dealings that plagued boxing during…

  • Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War

    Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War
    av Thomas Helling

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476664217

    Caring for the wounded in the World War II Pacific Theater posed serious challenges to doctors and surgeons. The thick jungles, remote atolls and heavily defended Japanese islands of the Pacific presented dangers to medical personnel never before en…

  • The Literary Haunted House

    The Literary Haunted House
    av Rebecca Janicker

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786465736

    The haunted house of American fiction is an iconic union of setting and theme with an enduring presence in popular culture that traces its lineage to the early English Gothic novels. Blurring the boundaries between past and present, the living and t…

  • Always Been a Rambler

    Always Been a Rambler
    av Josh Beckworth

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476667294

    G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter were two of the most influential artists in the early days of country music. Songs they popularized, like "Tom Dooley," "Little Maggie," "Handsome Molly," and "Nine Pound Hammer," are still staples of traditional music…

  • The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance

    The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance
    av Daniel Anderson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476665184

    During the African American cultural resurgence of the 1920s and 1930s, professional athletes shared the spotlight with artists and intellectuals. Negro League baseball teams played in New York City's major-league stadiums and basketball clubs share…

  • The Politics of The Hunger Games

    The Politics of The Hunger Games
    av Jamey Heit

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786496587

    Moves and counter moves. The Hunger Games series follows the birth of a rebellion that takes on the Capitol's overbearing power. As we read about Katniss's journey from protecting her sister to embodying the hope of those long oppressed, political t…

  • Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third World

    Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third World

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786447893

    Though science fiction is often thought of as a Western phenomenon, the genre has long had a foothold in countries as diverse as India and Mexico. These sixteen critical essays examine both the role of science fiction in the third world and the role…

  • Vampire Films Around the World

    Vampire Films Around the World

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476676739

    Vampires are arguably the most popular and most paradoxical of gothic monsters: life draining yet passionate, feared yet fascinating, dead yet immortal. Vampire content produces exquisitely suspenseful stories that, combined with motion picture film…

  • The Fixers

    The Fixers
    av E.J. Fleming

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786420278

    Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling are virtually unknown outside of Hollywood and little-remembered even there, but as General Manager and Head of Publicity for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, they lorded over all the stars in Hollywood's golden age fr…

  • The ""Saint

    The ""Saint
    av Burl Barer

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786416806

    Using the writings of author Leslie Charteris and examining the many incarnations of Simon Templar, alias ""The Saint,"" in other media, this is a detailed history of the now legendary character. Included are plot synopses of the radio and televisio…

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Marion Zimmer Bradley
    av Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476679525

    This literary companion surveys the young adult works of American author Marion Zimmer Bradley, primarily known for her work in the fantasy genre. An A to Z arrangement include coverage of novels (The Catch Trap, Survey Ship, The Fall of Atlantis, T…

  • The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks

    The Culture Series of Iain M. Banks
    av Simone Caroti

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786494477

    This book presents a history of Iain M. Banks' Culture series from its inception in the mid-1970s to the last novel, The Hydrogen Sonata, which was published less than a year before Banks' death. Included in this history are Banks' origins as a writ…

  • The Sex Pistols Invade America

    The Sex Pistols Invade America
    av Mick O'Shea

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476669397

    By January 1978, the Sex Pistols were the most talked about band on the planet. They also enjoyed the sobriquet of being the "scourge" of the British Establishment. The Pistols' anarchic antics had largely gone unnoticed in America, and it wasn't un…