Summary Book Review Errol Flynn by Robert Florczak:
Download or read book Errol Flynn written by Robert Florczak and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-01-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though there have been myriad books on Errol Flynn - scores of biographies, film studies, analyses, etc. - there has never been one that unfurls his dashing life day-by-day, predominantly through photos, letters, news clippings, and documents. This book does so: from Flynn’s birth in Hobart, Australia in 1909 through to his death in Vancouver, Canada in 1959, with over 1,000 images (many rarely or never before published) culled from Florczak's personal collection of over 11,000. The book is the result of the author’s travels around the world to photograph locations key to Flynn’s life, and with text gathered from years of research in the Warner Bros. Archives, the USC Cinematic Arts Library, and the Margaret Herrick Library. Among other popular day-by-day pictorial biographies are those of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Ernest Hemingway, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Eric Clapton. Flynn’s colorful life was lived out on the world stage and a better candidate for a book of this style would be hard to find.
Summary Book Review The Survivors Mode by Anthony McMaryion:
Download or read book The Survivors Mode written by Anthony McMaryion and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2018-07-10 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Its years later in her life. She thought, felt, and believed she had gotten over and had gotten past wanting to be a daddys girl, but she kept remembering and reliving how something in her daddy-daughter relationship was needed, yet wasnt there, didnt show up, and never did happen, or was taken away, preventing her from having the daddy-daughter relationship she so desired.
Summary Book Review Behind the Walls by Miriam Cohen:
Download or read book Behind the Walls written by Miriam Cohen and published by Feldheim Publishers. This book was released on 2006 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of the Holocaust experiences of Chanah Kaufman (née Zucker), born in 1929 to an Orthodox Jewish family, related from the viewpoint of the young girl that she was at the time. In Brussels, her parents paid a non-Jew to hide Chanah in her basement. Subsequently she was taken to the Misericorde convent in Leuven, where she and other Jewish girls were hidden throughout the war. The nuns pressured her to convert, convincing her that otherwise the Nazis might kill her along with those who gave her shelter. However, inwardly she always remained Jewish. When the war ended, the nuns did not inform their wards, hoping that the Jewish children they saved would remain Catholics. Chanah was eventually taken to a Jewish orphanage, the Tiefenbrunner Home. Her parents and brother did not survive. She immigrated to Israel after the war. An appendix on pp. 322-344 discusses the role of the general and Jewish undergrounds in Belgium in hiding Jewish children and returning them to their people after the war.
Summary Book Review A Companion to Film Noir by Andre Spicer:
Download or read book A Companion to Film Noir written by Andre Spicer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-06-27 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An authoritative companion that offers a wide-ranging thematic survey of this enduringly popular cultural form and includes scholarship from both established and emerging scholars as well as analysis of film noir's influence on other media including television and graphic novels. Covers a wealth of new approaches to film noir and neo-noir that explore issues ranging from conceptualization to cross-media influences Features chapters exploring the wider ‘noir mediascape’ of television, graphic novels and radio Reflects the historical and geographical reach of film noir, from the 1920s to the present and in a variety of national cinemas Includes contributions from both established and emerging scholars
Summary Book Review Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma by D. Marvin Jones:
Download or read book Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma written by D. Marvin Jones and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-01 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is Gangsta Rap just black noise? Or does it play the same role for urban youth that CNN plays in mainstream America? This provocative set of essays tells us how Gangsta Rap is a creative "report" about an urban crisis, our new American dilemma, and why we need to listen. • A chronological account of development of rap music going back to the era of slavery • Drawings and editorial cartoons • A multicultural bibliography containing sociological, historical, and legal materials • A glossary of many key terms such as "structural racism" and "governmentalism"
Download or read book Odyssey written by Mike Carter and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2014-07-09 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Odyssey: "a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience." In this book, the author explores many themes through the medium of poetry, touching upon events that cross the paths of some of us in our everyday lives. There are journeys into love and heartache; happiness and sorrow; history revisited, from the horrors of medieval battles to the trenches of the Somme. Nature and the environment are also featured, reminding us of the diversity and beauty of this planet upon which we live, and sometimes, of our fight to preserve it for future generations. Finally, there is darkness and light, a journey into a nightmare landscape where demons and shadows dwell. So sit back and immerse yourself in a world of verse—become part of the journey on this odyssey.
Summary Book Review A Boy from the Valleys by Raymond Hicks:
Download or read book A Boy from the Valleys written by Raymond Hicks and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-04-01 with total page 141 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life was difficult for a young boy growing up in the South Wales Valleys, in the 1920's. The future of anyone at that time, lead in one way or another, to mining. Working away the daylight hours in a musky, dank hole in the ground was not all it was crack up to be. It was much worse than today’s generation could ever imagine, especially when someone managed to slip the miners laxative chocolate. The reaction that an aeroplane instilled in people, when it flew over the valleys for the first time, made me want to join the Air Force. A boy could only dream of what the future held in store, but fate had different adventures set aside for me. I travelled around the valleys with a band, playing at social evenings and not just for the notoriety. Music would remain a constant through my life, no wonder I'm a Disk Jockey at the age of 76. I play anything from Strauss to Six Inch Nails, which give me the reputation of being able to play any type of venue.
Summary Book Review Haunted Wisconsin by Michael Norman:
Download or read book Haunted Wisconsin written by Michael Norman and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2011-10-15 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grab a cozy blanket, light a few flickering candles, and enjoy the unnerving tales of Haunted Wisconsin. Gathered from personal interviews with credible eyewitnesses, on-site explorations, historical archives, newspaper reports, and other sources, these scores of reports date from Wisconsin’s early settlement days to recent inexplicable events. You’ll read about Wisconsin’s most famous haunted house, Summerwind; three Milwaukee men who encountered the beautiful ghost of National Avenue; a phantom basketball player; a spectral horse that signaled death in the pioneer era of the Wisconsin Dells; a poltergeist in St. Croix County who attracted a crowd of more than three hundred spectators; the Ridgeway Ghost who haunts the driftless valleys of southwestern Wisconsin; a swinging railroad lantern held by unseen hands; the Ghost Island of the Chippewa Flowage; and many others. Are ghosts real? That’s for you to decide! Now available in a Third Edition with updates and several new accounts, Haunted Wisconsin remains a favorite collection of unexplained midwestern tales, enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Summary Book Review Short Christmas Stories by Maggie Pearson:
Download or read book Short Christmas Stories written by Maggie Pearson and published by Oxford University Press - Children. This book was released on 2013-10-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wonderful seasonal addition to the popular SHORT series. Over forty stories in one book - all of them very, very short! None of the stories are more than two pages long, but each of them is special and thought-provoking. Drawn from a range of sources, including stories from around the world about Christmas gift-givers, Christmas legends and Christmas traditions, as well as folk tales, narrative jokes, true Christmas stories, and original stories too, the stories are ideal for use in the classroom as well as for sleepovers, Advent bedtime stories, and just for dipping into.
Download or read book Dead End written by Joe McLennan and published by Author House. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's October 31st...Halloween night, a bitterly cold wind has made the autumn dark night air wickedly, frigidly damp and uncomfortably raw. Hanging high up over head an eerie full moon mysteriously glares down over the small, quiet northern New England rural town of Bridge falls in anticipation...as if welcoming the horrors of the night to come! Engulfed by thick, giant and freakish looking trees, the Connelly house hauntingly sits, tucked all alone at the very end, strangely nestled within the monstrous forest. As a rough, brisk wind wildly rustles down the dark and deserted dead end road of Pumpkin Drive the Connelly house waits patiently in the thick, blackness of the night for it's guests to arrive! For Jack Ridges and five other unlucky contestants who replied to an intriguing and mysterious add on line, looking for six participants to spend the night in the Connelly house on Halloween night. A night they jokingly assumed was going to be a night of corny pranks and cheap scares turns into a terrifying night of blood drenched nightmares and horrors of unimagineable demonic proportions! Trapped inside of the old Connelly house Jack and the others must find a way out before the blood thirsty, demonic spirit of William Connelly finds them first!
Summary Book Review Mysterious Places by Jeffrey Gorney:
Download or read book Mysterious Places written by Jeffrey Gorney and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this richly told narrative, an American writer travels to Romania in search of long-lost relatives. His quest sheds light on other lives in other times and places, and forgotten yet chilling aspects of World War II. More than memoir, with photos and recipes, this book probes the many threads of a family destiny, and it reveals how event and migration shape future generations, and family stories can even lead to self-discovery.
Summary Book Review Ghost of a Dream by Simon R. Green:
Download or read book Ghost of a Dream written by Simon R. Green and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-08-28 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet the Carnacki Institute’s operatives—JC Chance: the team leader, brave, charming, and almost unbearably arrogant; Melody Chambers: the science geek who keeps the antisupernatural equipment running; and Happy Jack Palmer: the terminally gloomy telepath. Their mission: Do Something About Ghosts. Lay them to rest, send them packing, or just kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses… The Ghost Finders are investigating a haunting at the long-abandoned Haybarn Theater, which is being renovated. But work has been thrown off-schedule by the some peculiar and unnatural activities. And after the potentially world-altering recent events of their previous assignment, the team thinks that a haunted theater (aren't they all?) will be a walk in the park. Until they encounter the Phantom of the Haybarn—an ancient evil whose ability to alter reality itself will test the skills, science, and blind luck of the Ghost Finders to the limit.
Summary Book Review The PostScript Murders by Elly Griffiths:
Download or read book The PostScript Murders written by Elly Griffiths and published by Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 2021-03-02 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Murder leaps off the page when crime novelists begin to turn up dead in this intricate new novel by internationally best-selling author Elly Griffiths, a literary mystery perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz and Agatha Christie. The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should not be suspicious. Detective Sergeant Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing out of the ordinary when Peggy's caretaker, Natalka, begins to recount Peggy Smith's passing. But Natalka had a reason to be at the police station: while clearing out Peggy's flat, she noticed an unusual number of crime novels, all dedicated to Peggy. And each psychological thriller included a mysterious postscript: PS: for PS. When a gunman breaks into the flat to steal a book and its author is found dead shortly thereafter--Detective Kaur begins to think that perhaps there is no such thing as an unsuspicious death after all. And then things escalate: from an Aberdeen literary festival to the streets of Edinburgh, writers are being targeted. DS Kaur embarks on a road trip across Europe and reckons with how exactly authors can think up such realistic crimes . . .
Summary Book Review Spirits Rejoice! by Jason Bivins:
Download or read book Spirits Rejoice! written by Jason Bivins and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Bivins explores the relationship between American religion and American music, and the places where religion and jazz have overlapped" --Dust jacket flap.
Summary Book Review DANGEROUS DANA by Doris Miller:
Download or read book DANGEROUS DANA written by Doris Miller and published by Hill Publications. This book was released on 1999-03-18 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DANGEROUS DANA is a Mystery/Suspense/Thriller about a young gorgeous Caribbean woman living in New York who gets revenge by killing people, living a secret double life as a murderer. DANGEROUS DANA involves chasings, fistfights, chokings, stalkings, arrests, jail time, prison time and a series of murders. Dana is not the kind of person who goes around looking for trouble, but if it happens to come her way or any member in her family’s way, she will become a psychopath and respond with violence. Dana fights like a boxer and is very well known for breaking people’s bones when she fights. She believes in fighting fire with fire. Is she a savior, or is she a psycho? Is she a vigilante, or is she a homicidal maniac?
Summary Book Review Chamber's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts by :
Download or read book Chamber's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts written by and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: