Memoir & Biography

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  1. In Capra's Shadow

    In Capra's Shadow: The Life and Career of Screenwriter Robert Riskin [Paperback]

    Ian Scott (Author)

    £21.00

    ISBN: 9780813180526
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Because screenwriter Robert Riskin spent most of his career collaborating with legendary Hollywood director Frank Capra, Riskin's own unique contributions to film have been largely overshadowed. With five Academy Award nominations to his credit fo... .... Learn More
  2. A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky

    A Union Woman in Civil War Kentucky: The Diary of Frances Peter [Paperback]

    Frances Dallam Peter (Author); John David Smith (Editor); William Cooper (Editor)

    £14.50

    ISBN: 9780813153735
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because... .... Learn More
  3. Buzz

    Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley [Paperback]

    Jeffrey Spivak (Author)

    £23.00

    ISBN: 9780813154084
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Characterized by grandiose song-and-dance numbers featuring ornate geometric patterns and mimicked in many modern films, Busby Berkeley's unique artistry is as recognizable and striking as ever. From his years on Broadway to the director's chair, ... .... Learn More
  4. Rare Birds

    Rare Birds: An American Family [Paperback]

    Dan Bessie (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9780813153681
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    What does a writer do when he's got a family that includes a blacklisted member of the Hollywood Ten, the brains behind Tony the Tiger and the Marlboro Man, a trio of gay puppeteers, the world's leading birdwatcher, sixties hippies, a Dutch stowaw... .... Learn More
  5. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland: Lady Triumphant [Paperback]

    Victoria Amador (Author)

    £21.00

    ISBN: 9780813154657
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Legendary actress and two-time Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland is best known for her role as Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). She often inhabited characters who were delicate, elegant, and refined. At the same time, she was a... .... Learn More
  6. Charles Boyer

    Charles Boyer: The French Lover [Hardback]

    John Baxter (Author)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780813155524
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    For generations of film and theatre audiences, Charles Boyer was the archetypal Frenchman - cultured, courteous, seductive, yet never quite at home in a culture not his own. Even his murmuring baritone voice echoed that loss, giving him the very e... .... Learn More
  7. Havel

    Havel: Unfinished Revolution [Paperback]

    David Gilbreath Barton (Author)

    £14.50

    ISBN: 9780822966777
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian and East European Studies
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    This is the story of a man who tried to resurrect the spirit of democratic life. He was born into a time of chaos and absurdity, and he took it as his fate to carry a candle into the night. This is his story and the story of many others, the write... .... Learn More
  8. Hans Christian Andersen – A Cultural Icon

    Hans Christian Andersen – A Cultural Icon [Hardback]

    Anne Klara Bom (Author)

    £42.00

    ISBN: 9788772190174
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
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    Hans Christian Andersen is an cultural icon. But what is an icon exactly? And how did Hans Christian Andersen become one? In Denmark and abroad. This book looks into the different meanings and uses of the word icon and into the making of the cultu... .... Learn More
  9. The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories

    The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories [Paperback]

    Caroline Kim (Author)

    £11.00

    ISBN: 9780822966746
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Pitt Drue Heinz Lit Prize
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Winner of the 2020 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

    Exploring what it means to be human through the Korean diaspora, Caroline Kim’s stories feature many voices. From a teenage girl in 1980’s America, to a boy growing up in the... .... Learn More
  10. Film's First Family

    Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos [Paperback]

    Terry Chester Shulman (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813151946
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Scandal, adultery, secret marriages, celebrity, divorce, custody battles, suicide attempts, and alcoholism - the trials and tribulations of the Costellos were as riveting as any Hollywood feature film. Written with unprecedented access to the fami... .... Learn More

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