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  1. Michael Curtiz

    Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film [Paperback]

    Alan K. Rode (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780813180434
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Academy Award-winning director Michael Curtiz (1886-1962) - whose best-known films include Casablanca (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), Mildred Pierce (1945) and White Christmas (1954) - was in many ways the anti-auteur. During his unprecede... .... Learn More
  2. Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood

    Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood [Paperback]

    Robert S. Birchard (Author)

    £21.50

    ISBN: 9780813180519
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Cecil B. DeMille was the most successful filmmaker in early Hollywood history. Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood is a detailed and definitive chronicle of the screen work that changed the course of film history and a fascinating look at how movies were... .... Learn More
  3. Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn't Help It [Hardback]

    Eve Golden (Author)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780813180953
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    The first definitive biography of tragicomic sex symbol Jayne Mansfield, one of the most colorful and eccentric movie stars of the 1950s-60s. The book examines both her life and her career, detailing her movie, TV and stage work, as well as her dr... .... Learn More
  4. Nothing Special

    Nothing Special: The Mostly True, Sometimes Funny Tales of Two Sisters [Hardback]

    Dianne Bilyak (Author)

    £18.50

    ISBN: 9780819580283
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Series: The Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books
    A memoir about disability and siblinghood that is honest and hilarious.

    Nothing Special is a disarming tale of two sisters growing up in the 1970s in suburban Connecticut. Older sister Chris, who has Down's Syndrome, is an extrovert with ... .... Learn More
  5. Silas House

    Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer's Work [Hardback]

    Sylvia Shurbutt (Editor); Adam Booth (Other); Denise Giardina (Author); David O. Hoffman (Other); Maurice Manning (Other)

    £24.00

    ISBN: 9780813181127
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Silas House is a beloved and celebrated Kentucky author, music journalist, and activist who has focused nearly all his work on Appalachia and its culture. His groundbreaking writings across genres have captured and catalogued Appalachian life whil... .... Learn More
  6. The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall

    The Brief, Madcap Life of Kay Kendall [Paperback]

    Eve Golden (Author); Kim Kendall (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780813180731
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Comedic film actress Kay Kendall, born to a theatrical family in Northern England, came of age in London during the Blitz. After starring in Britain's biggest cinematic disaster, she found stardom in 1953 with her brilliant performance in the low-... .... Learn More
  7. Son of Spinoza

    Son of Spinoza: Georg Brandes and Modern Jewish Cosmopolitanism [Hardback]

    Søren Blak Hjortshøj (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9788772190181
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    The Danish scholar and critic Georg Brandes (1842-1927) is still recognized for his work today and seen by many as the theorist behind the so-called Modern Breakthrough in Scandinavia. He lived in Copenhagen for most of his life, travelling Europe... .... Learn More
  8. Getting Right with Lincoln

    Getting Right with Lincoln: Correcting Misconceptions about Our Greatest President [Hardback]

    Edward Steers (Author); Joseph Garrera (Foreword)

    £20.50

    ISBN: 9780813180908
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Of the many presidents and founding figures of the United States, few have garnered more attention than Abraham Lincoln. Much of what we know about Lincoln's life comes from anecdotes providing only brief glimpses of the man. As such, there is gre... .... Learn More
  9. The Notorious John Morrissey

    The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course [Paperback]

    James C. Nicholson (Author)

    £14.50

    ISBN: 9780813180991
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Horses in History
    An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was - if nothing else - an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing... .... Learn More
  10. Watchman at the Gates

    Watchman at the Gates: A Soldier's Journey from Berlin to Bosnia [Hardback]

    George Joulwan (Author); David Chanoff (Author); Tom Brokaw (Author)

    £21.50

    ISBN: 9780813180847
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: AUSA Books - American Warriors Series
    Gen. George Joulwan built his 36-year military career during one of the most tumultuous eras in US history - the 1960s. Raised in a small Pennsylvania coal mining town, Joulwan would be present at the rise and fall of the Berlin wall, fight in Vie... .... Learn More

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