The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
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The Complete History of American Film Criticism

Author: Jerry Roberts

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595809430

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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The Complete History of American Film Criticism is a chronicle of the lives and work of the most influential film critics of the past 100 years. From the first movie review in the New York Times in 1896 through the Silent Era, the pre- and postwar years, the Film Generation of the 1960s, the Golden Age of the 1970s, and into the 21st century, critics have educated generations of discriminating moviegoers on the differences between good films and bad. They call attention to great directors, cinematographers, production designers, screenwriters, and actors, and shed light on their artistic visions and storytelling sensibilities. People interested in what the great film critics had to say have usually been shortchanged as to their backgrounds, and just why they are qualified to sit in judgment. Using mini-biographies, placed within a chronological framework, The Complete History of American Film Criticism is the biography of a profession whose cultural impact has left an indelible mark on the 20th century’s most significant art form.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Third series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: N.A

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The English-speaking cinema

an illustrated history, 1927-1993

Author: Kim R. Holston

Publisher: McFarland & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Titanic and Other Ships

Author: Commander Charles Herbert Lightoller

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1447575318

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Lightoller remarkably swam away from the sinking Titanic and avoided being sucked under. This is just one of the incredible escapes described in this book.
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The Knights of Can-a-Lot

Author: Iona Treahy,British Broadcasting Corporation Staff,Penguin Books Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405900744

Category: Bob the Builder (Fictitious character)

Page: 28

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When the team fix Castle Camelot, they are helped - and hindered - by Bob's dad, whom they rename Sir Boss-a-Lot. Will the castle be ready for the grand opening? Can they fix Castle Can-a-Lot? Yes, they can!
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Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold

Horror Films and the American Movie Business, 1953–1968

Author: Kevin Heffernan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822385554

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Tingler, the Mole People—they stalked and oozed into audiences’ minds during the era that followed Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein and preceded terrors like Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Chucky (Child’s Play). Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold pulls off the masks and wipes away the slime to reveal how the monsters that frightened audiences in the 1950s and 1960s—and the movies they crawled and staggered through—reflected fundamental changes in the film industry. Providing the first economic history of the horror film, Kevin Heffernan shows how the production, distribution, and exhibition of horror movies changed as the studio era gave way to the conglomeration of New Hollywood. Heffernan argues that major cultural and economic shifts in the production and reception of horror films began at the time of the 3-d film cycle of 1953–54 and ended with the 1968 adoption of the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings system and the subsequent development of the adult horror movie—epitomized by Rosemary’s Baby. He describes how this period presented a number of daunting challenges for movie exhibitors: the high costs of technological upgrade, competition with television, declining movie attendance, and a diminishing number of annual releases from the major movie studios. He explains that the production and distribution branches of the movie industry responded to these trends by cultivating a youth audience, co-producing features with the film industries of Europe and Asia, selling films to television, and intensifying representations of sex and violence. Shining through Ghouls, Gimmicks, and Gold is the delight of the true horror movie buff, the fan thrilled to find The Brain that Wouldn’t Die on television at 3 am.
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Animation, Sport and Culture

Author: P. Wells

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027630

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 233

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Animation, Sport and Culture is a wide-ranging study of both sport and animated films. From Goofy to Goalkeepers, Wallace and Gromit to Tiger Woods, Mickey Mouse to Messi, and Nike to Nationhood, this Olympic-sized analysis looks at the history, politics, aesthetics and technologies of sport and animation from around the globe.
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The American Aberdeen-Angus Herd-book

Containing a Record of Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Approved and Admitted for Registry Under the By-laws of the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association

Author: American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aberdeen-Angus cattle

Page: N.A

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The Christmas Pig

A Fable

Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416534989

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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In an unconventional holiday tale set in a kingdom two hundred years in the past, ten-year-old Benjamin, a mute autistic savant, is commissioned to paint a nativity scene for midnight mass and meets a talented pig who helps him to find his voice.
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The Pan Book of Horror Stories

Author: Pan Macmillan,Various

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781509860104

Category:

Page: 320

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A special edition of The Pan Book of Horror Stories reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. Over fifty years ago, Pan launched a series of books that were to delight and disgust - sometimes even on the same page - readers from across the world. From classics in the genre to scraping-the-barrel nastiness, the Pan Books of Horror had them all.This reissue of the very first Pan Book of Horror contains twenty-two terrifying tales of horror by a dazzling array of famous names - including Peter Fleming, C. S. Forester, Bram Stoker, Angus Wilson, Noel Langley, Jack Finney and L. P. Hartley. Stories of the uncanny jostle with tales of the macabre, it is the perfect bedside book - for those with nerves of steel!
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Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters

From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire-- Two Evolutionary Psychologists Explain Why We Do What WeDo

Author: Alan Miller,Satoshi Kanazawa

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101203471

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Now available in paperback?a provocative new look at biology, evolution, and human behavior ?as disturbing [as it is] fascinating? (Publishers Weekly). Why are most neurosurgeons male and most kindergarten teachers female? Why aren?t there more women on death row? Why do so many male politicians ruin their careers with sex scandals? Why and how do we really fall in love? This engaging book uses the latest research from the field of evolutionary psychology to shed light on why we do the things we do?from life plans to everyday decisions. With a healthy disregard for political correctness, Miller and Kanazawa reexamine the fact that our brains and bodies are hardwired to carry out an evolutionary mission? an inescapable human nature that actually stopped evolving about 10,000 years ago.
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Flashpoint

Author: Gordon Korman

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9780545521475

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 222

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Amy and Dan Cahill have their final confrontation with twisted billionaire J. Rutherford Pierce, a man whose power has no limits and is one step away from being elected president.
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Clarice Bean, Don't Look Now

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763639354

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 252

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When her best friend announces that she is moving away, Clarice Bean has a new entry for her "Worry" journal and hopes that something will happen to change things back to the way they were.
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Consider the Lobster

And Other Essays

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759514928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars between dictionary writers, or confronting the World's Largest Lobster Cooker at the annual Maine Lobster Festival, Wallace projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his and a voice as powerful and distinct as any in American letters.
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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons

Author: Jerry Beck,Will Friedwald

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780805008944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

View: 8368

Everything you always wanted to know about Warner Bros. cartoons but were afraid to ask, this complete and indispensable reference will delight adults, children, and audiences all over the world.
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How to Archer

The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written

Author: Sterling Archer

Publisher: It Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 192

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Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer. From the Back Cover Hi. I see you’re reading the back of my book. This tells me that you either: A) are hoping to find a brief summary of what to expect from a how-to book by Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, or B) don’t know how books work. If your answer was “A,” your best bet is probably the table of contents, which is where you’ll find the “contents” of this book listed in a convenient, easy-to-read “table” format. So maybe go check that out for a minute and then come back here. I’ll wait. . . . Pretty cool, right? What other book will teach you how to dress properly and how to drive an elephant? How to field strip an AK-47 and how to haggle with a Thai prostitute—in her native tongue? How to pilot an airboat and how to make about a million delicious cocktails, including a Molotov one? How to kill a guy and how to prepare a fabulous brunch? Plus how to do tons of other stuff that I forgot, but that is nonetheless probably in this book (which, to be honest, I really only kinda skimmed). So if you want to learn more about how to be more—or at all—like Sterling Archer, the world’s greatest secret agent, quit smearing your greasy fingerprints all over this book and buy it. For one thing, I really need the royalties. For another thing, the last time I checked, this wasn’t a damn library. (Note: If your answer was “B,” this probably isn’t the book you want to start with.)
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Guests of the Emperor

The Secret History of Japan's Mukden POW Camp

Author: Linda Holmes

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612513824

Category: History

Page: 192

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In World War II, over 36,000 American men, mostly military but some civilian, were thrown into Japanese POW camps and forced to labor for companies working for Japan s war effort. At Japan s largest fixed military prison camp, Mitsubishi s huge factory complex at Mukden, Manchuria, more than 2,000 American prisoners where subjected to cold, starvation, beatings, and even medical experiments, while manufacturing parts for Zero fighter planes. Those lucky enough to survive required the efforts of an OSS rescue team and a special recovery unit to make it home alive. Holmes, who spent two decades tracking down the POWs, shows conclusively for the first time that some Americans at Mukden were singled out for experiments by Japan s infamous biological warfare team.
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Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema

Author: Jonathan Rigby

Publisher: Signum

ISBN: 9780957648159

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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A DETAILED STUDY OF THE CLASSICS OF CONTINENTAL HORROR CINEMA! From the Expressionist reveries of the Weimar Republic to the transgressive nightmares smuggled past the Franco regime, via surrealist Gallic fever-dreams and psychedelic shockers from Cinecitt�, Jonathan Rigby brings his incisive scrutiny to bear on more than 100 key films, starting in the aftermath of World War I and winding up with the video revolution of the early 1980s.
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