Summary Book Review Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig:
Download or read book Rhett Butler's People written by Donald McCaig and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2007-11-06 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler's People is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind. Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler's People marks a major and historic cultural event. Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War. Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know... Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, Rhett Butler's People fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by Gone With The Wind.
Summary Book Review The Evolution of Southern Culture by Numan V. Bartley:
Download or read book The Evolution of Southern Culture written by Numan V. Bartley and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American South has long been a subject of endless scholarly fascination. Historians and social scientists have endeavored to decipher the "enigma" of the region and to identify the formative factors that have molded the southern experience.They have searched for a "central theme" that would explain southern behavior and have debated the extent to which the region was "distinctive" from the rest of the nation. More recently, historical scholarship has shown a growing interest in the evolution of southern culture and the forces that shaped it. The southern enigma is yet to be fully deciphered, but The Evolution of Southern Culture addresses questions crucial to an understanding of the region's history. The book brings together original, searching essays by nine of the nation's most distinguished scholars: Immanuel Wallerstein, Eugene D. Genovese, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Eric Foner, Nell Irvin Painter, George M. Frederickson, Joel Williamson, Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Summary Book Review The American Paint Horse by Glynn W. Haynes:
Download or read book The American Paint Horse written by Glynn W. Haynes and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 1988-08-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first comprehensive history of an admirable American breed of horse that has at last come into its own. It is a ready reference for the breeder and a broadly based account for the historian of the equine species. The author searches out the past, describing the origin of painted horses in ancient times, their movement across Europe, their arrival in the Americas, and their acceptance in the 1960s as a distinctive breed. Accompanying his text with many illustrations, the author discusses breed characteristics, bloodlines, and color patterns. He emphasizes the genetic principles involved in breeding authentic Paints. Included are descriptions and charts of markings of the tobiano, the overo, the criulo, the criollo, and-that fascinating occurrence-the Paint cropout.
Summary Book Review The Wind Is Never Gone by M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo:
Download or read book The Wind Is Never Gone written by M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-07-29 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than seventy years after its publication in 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind has never been out of print. An icon of American culture, it has had similar success abroad, popular in Japan, Russia, and post–World War II Europe, among other places and times. This work analyzes the continuations of Mitchell’s novel: the authorized sequels, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley and Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig; the unauthorized parody The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall and a politically correct parody; and the many fan fiction stories posted online. The book also explores Gone with the Wind’s ambiguous ending, the perceived need to publish an authorized sequel, and the legal battle to determine who may re-write Gone with the Wind.
Summary Book Review The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia by Anita Price Davis:
Download or read book The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia written by Anita Price Davis and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Atlanta writer Margaret Mitchell (1900–1949) wrote Gone with the Wind (1936), one of the best-selling novels of all time. The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel was the basis of the 1939 film, the first movie to win more than five Academy Awards. Margaret Mitchell did not publish another novel after Gone with the Wind. Supporting the troops during World War II, assisting African-American students financially, serving in the American Red Cross, selling stamps and bonds, and helping others—usually anonymously—consumed her. This book reveals little-known facts about this altruistic woman. The Margaret Mitchell Encyclopedia documents Mitchell’s work, her life, her impact on Atlanta, the city’s memorials to her, her residences, details of her death, information about her family, the establishment of the Margaret Mitchell House against great odds, and her relationships with the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Junior League.
Summary Book Review Literary Afterlife by Bernard A. Drew:
Download or read book Literary Afterlife written by Bernard A. Drew and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-08 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.
Summary Book Review The Semiotics of Consumption by Morris B. Holbrook:
Download or read book The Semiotics of Consumption written by Morris B. Holbrook and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1993 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Fan's Guide to Gone With The Wind eBook Bundle by Taylor Trade Publishing:
Download or read book Fan's Guide to Gone With The Wind eBook Bundle written by Taylor Trade Publishing and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-12-03 with total page 1503 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of Gone With the Wind on the 75th anniversary of the classic film, this three-volume eBook Collection pulls together two bestselling biographies, one of author Margaret Mitchell and one of film star Vivien Leigh, and combines them with The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book to give readers a deep insight into the lives of those who created this timeless masterpiece.
Summary Book Review Romance and the Erotics of Property by Jan Cohn:
Download or read book Romance and the Erotics of Property written by Jan Cohn and published by Durham : Duke University Press. This book was released on 1988 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Romance and the Erotics of Property examines contemporary popular romance from a number of different points of view, probing for codes and subtexts that sometimes exploit and sometimes contradict its surface tale of romantic attraction, frustration, longing, and fulfillment. Cohn argues that a full understanding of the contemporary romance requires an investigation of its literary and historical sources and analogues. Three principal sources are examined in the context of women's history in bourgeois society. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Erye, and Gone With the Wind demonstrate the development of romance fiction's themes, yet in all three the central love story is complicated by issues of property, the sign of male power. Jan Cohn further considers the development of the genre n the fictions of Harriet Lewis and May Agnes Fleming, prolific and popular American romance writers of the late nineteenth century who developed the role of the villain, thereby bringing into focus the sexual and economic struggles faced by the heroine. Romance and the Erotics of Property sets romance fiction against a historic and literary background, arguing that contemporary romance disguises as tales of love the subversive fantasies of female appropriation and male property and power.
Summary Book Review Clark Gable in the 1930s by James L. Neibaur:
Download or read book Clark Gable in the 1930s written by James L. Neibaur and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-25 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 1930s represented the strongest and most significant decade in Clark Gable's career. Later known as The King of Hollywood, Gable started out as a journeyman actor who quickly rose to the level of star, and then icon. With his ruggedly attractive looks and effortless charisma, Gable was the sort of manly romantic lead that bolstered features alongside the likes of Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, and Spencer Tracy. The decade culminated with Gable's most noted movie, Gone With the Wind. This book traces Gable's early career, film-by-film, offering background information and a critical assessment of each of his movies released during the 1930s,
Summary Book Review Fashion, Media, Promotion by Jayne Sheridan:
Download or read book Fashion, Media, Promotion written by Jayne Sheridan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-09-03 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Fashion, Media, Promotion: the new black magicFashion is linked to its communication networks - involving thereader in the process of selling Fashion in the global marketplace.Fashion's ingenuity in adapting to new means of promotion fordigital and print media, websites, advertising, cinema, music andtelevision, is celebrated. Hollywood's role in shaping Fashion's influence is assessedthrough Audrey Hepburn's persuasive iconography and the impact ofthe most watched movie of the 20th century: Gone with theWind. Exceptional designers Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, ReiKawakubo, Mary Quant, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood areconsidered, together with extraordinary innovators Paul Smith,Vidal Sassoon, Lynne Franks. Roland Barthes' Fashion System andMythologies are viewed as cultural and promotional texts,with revealing insights into the technologies which bring Fashionto mass audiences. Marketing and branding successes are reviewed and Fashion'scontinuing narrative is illustrated with luminous colourimages.
Summary Book Review John Wayne by Richard D. McGhee:
Download or read book John Wayne written by Richard D. McGhee and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-09-30 with total page 399 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the death of Marion Morrison, known as John Wayne, in 1979, President Jimmy Carter said that Wayne “was bigger than life. In an age of few heroes, he was the genuine article. But he was more than a hero; he was a symbol of many of the qualities that made America great.” The first section of this study concentrates on Wayne’s style of work and sphere of action as an actor: The man who works for a living and is concerned with his audience and the constraints of his immediate environment. The second section examines the artist: the man who lives in his art, who disappears into his character as an archetype of human fears and desires. Analyses of films that have made Wayne a hero are presented in the third section. A comprehensive filmography and numerous photographs are included.
Summary Book Review To the Unknown God by Frederick D. Gorini:
Download or read book To the Unknown God written by Frederick D. Gorini and published by Xulon Press. This book was released on 2008-05-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yes, you can know God! The Holy Scriptures stand the test of time, as a loving invitation from the Creator of the universe to enter into an intimate relationship with Him. Take another step on your journey into truth. Let insight into God's Word, the two edged sword of the Spirit, cut through the thousands of years of religious counterfeit that has dimmed the vision of those whose hearts long to know Him. Your next step in coming to the knowledge of God may be in your hands right now! As the apostle Paul said, concerning the quest to know the Unknown God, "Him I preach to you!" Go ahead, scan the main points at the end of each chapter and make your decision to accept the invitation. You will be gently ushered by the Spirit of revelation into the mysteries of the kingdom of God. Pastor Fred Gorini is a loving husband and father, who along with his covenant wife of 33 years, founded a local church in Daytona Beach, Florida, 25 years ago. A strong believer in the local church, Pastor Fred continues to serve at Rock Church of Daytona Beach. The dedicated pastoral staff and elders there are preparing the next generation to walk in uncompromised Biblical truth. Pastor Fred's visionary teachings are seasoned with prophetic insight that has edified the local church in his own community as well as in many relationally networked congregations around the United States of America. His revelation of the Word of God has been tested and proven not only in the United States but also in several nations of South America, Asia, and Africa. Regardless of the many challenges the local church is facing in its desire to manifest the kingdom of God on earth, Pastor Fred insists that the true gospel really is"good news" for "whosoever" will believe.
Author :Elizabeth Young Publisher :University of Chicago Press Release Date :1999-12-15 ISBN 10 :0226960870 Pages :389 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (696 users download)
Summary Book Review Disarming the Nation by Elizabeth Young:
Download or read book Disarming the Nation written by Elizabeth Young and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1999-12-15 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a study that will radically shift our understanding of Civil War literature, Elizabeth Young shows that American women writers have been profoundly influenced by the Civil War and that, in turn, their works have contributed powerfully to conceptions of the war and its aftermath. Offering fascinating reassessments of works by white writers such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Mitchell and African-American writers including Elizabeth Keckley, Frances Harper, and Margaret Walker, Young also highlights crucial but lesser-known texts such as the memoirs of women who masqueraded as soldiers. In each case she explores the interdependence of gender with issues of race, sexuality, region, and nation. Combining literary analysis, cultural history, and feminist theory, Disarming the Nation argues that the Civil War functioned in women's writings to connect female bodies with the body politic. Women writers used the idea of "civil war" as a metaphor to represent struggles between and within women—including struggles against the cultural prescriptions of "civility." At the same time, these writers also reimagined the nation itself, foregrounding women in their visions of America at war and in peace. In a substantial afterword, Young shows how contemporary black and white women—including those who crossdress in Civil War reenactments—continue to reshape the meanings of the war in ways startlingly similar to their nineteenth-century counterparts. Learned, witty, and accessible, Disarming the Nation provides fresh and compelling perspectives on the Civil War, women's writing, and the many unresolved "civil wars" within American culture today.
Summary Book Review The Myth of Aunt Jemima by Diane Roberts:
Download or read book The Myth of Aunt Jemima written by Diane Roberts and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2003-09-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Myth of Aunt Jemima is a bold and exciting look at the way three centuries of white women writers have tackled the subject of race in both Britain and America. Diane Roberts challenges the widely-held belief that white women writers have simply acquiesed in majority cultural inscriptions of race. The Myth of Aunt Jemima shows how 'the mythic spheres of race, of the separation of black and white into low and high, other and originary, tainted and pure, remain to trouble a society struggling still to free itself from debilitating racial representations.' Beautifully written with a powerful series of textual readings, The Myth of Aunt Jemima pushes at the boundaries of thought around the issues of race and gender. An important and innovative book.
Summary Book Review The Science of Writing Characters by Kira-Anne Pelican:
Download or read book The Science of Writing Characters written by Kira-Anne Pelican and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-11-26 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Science of Writing Characters is a comprehensive handbook to help writers create compelling and psychologically-credible characters that come to life on the page. Drawing on the latest psychological theory and research, ranging from personality theory to evolutionary science, the book equips screenwriters and novelists with all the techniques they need to build complex, dimensional characters from the bottom up. Writers learn how to create rounded characters using the 'Big Five' dimensions of personality and then are shown how these personality traits shape action, relationships and dialogue. Throughout The Science of Writing Characters, psychological theories and research are translated into handy practical tips, which are illustrated through examples of characters in action in well-known films, television series and novels, ranging from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and Game of Thrones to The Bonfire of the Vanities and The Goldfinch. This very practical approach makes the book an engaging and accessible companion guide for all writers who want to better understand how they can make memorable characters with the potential for global appeal.
Summary Book Review Bad Medicine by Eileen Dreyer:
Download or read book Bad Medicine written by Eileen Dreyer and published by Oliver-Heber books. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Powerful, immensely rich in detail, legend, character, this is a must-read." —Verified reviewer Trauma nurse and part-time death-investigator Molly Burke is having a pretty normal night at her St. Louis Emergency Department. Then a well-connected lawyer is wheeled in, a victim of a suspected suicide. One suicide is bad. But when one grows to four in a matter of days, and all the victims are lawyers, the trend stops being an oddity and becomes a real problem. Were these really suicides? Why would successful, hot young lawyers want to kill themselves? Then Molly unearths secrets that powerful people don't want exposed and the puzzle suddenly becomes a threat. Now she must find the killer, or become the next victim. "With her own unique blend of dark humor, complex motivations, and riveting suspense, Eileen Dreyer is a very tough act to beat. A nerve-shattering suspense." —RT Magazine Publisher's Note: As a former trauma nurse, Eileen Dreyer combines her real-world medical knowledge and superb storytelling to bring readers a series of uniquely plotted, spine-tingling, medical mysteries. Fans of Tami Hoag, Elizabeth George, Nora Roberts as well as John Lutz, Michael Crichton, and Patricia Cornwell will enjoy these well-crafted medical thrillers.