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  1. The Queen of Technicolor

    The Queen of Technicolor: Maria Montez in Hollywood [Hardback]

    Tom Zimmerman (Author)

    £36.00

    ISBN: 9780813182575
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Best known for her appearances in the six Technicolour 'Neverland' movies, Maria Montez is a film icon. Growing up as one of ten children in the Dominican Republic, her rise as a film star in the United States seemed unlikely. In 1939, Montez set ... .... Learn More
  2. Mellencamp, updated edition

    Mellencamp, updated edition: American Troubadour [Paperback]

    David Masciotra (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813195568
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Despite his numerous hits and Grammy nominations - and his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - John Mellencamp remains one of America’s most underrated songwriters. In Mellencamp, David Masciotra explores the life and career of this impo... .... Learn More
  3. Water the Willow Tree

    Water the Willow Tree: Memoirs of a Bethlehem Boyhood [Hardback]

    George Kiraz (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781463243692
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    In this engaging first memoir, George A. Kiraz tells the story of a young Palestinian boy growing up in Bethlehem, fascinated with understanding his Syriac roots even as he drew steadily nearer to the day when he would inevitably be transplanted t... .... Learn More
  4. Anne Bancroft

    Anne Bancroft: A Life [Paperback]

    Douglass K. Daniel (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813195421
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" These famous lines from The Graduate (1967) would forever link Anne Bancroft (1931–2005) to the groundbreaking film and confirm her status as a movie icon. Along with her portrayal of Annie ... .... Learn More
  5. Hal Wallis

    Hal Wallis: Producer to the Stars [Paperback]

    Bernard F. Dick (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780813195384
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Hal Wallis might not be as well known as David O. Selznick or Samuel Goldwyn, but the films he produced—Casablanca, Jezebel, Now Voyager, The Life of Emile Zola, Becket, True Grit, and many other classics (as well as scores of Elvis movies)—have c... .... Learn More
  6. Parker Hitt

    Parker Hitt: The Father of American Military Cryptology [Hardback]

    Betsy Rohaly Smoot (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780813182407
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: American Warriors Series
    "The history of war teems with occasions where the interception of dispatches and orders written in plain language has resulted in defeat and disaster for the force whose intentions thus became known at once to the enemy." So begins Colonel Parker... .... Learn More
  7. Lieutenant Sonia Vagliano

    Lieutenant Sonia Vagliano: A Memoir of the World War II Refugee Crisis [Hardback]

    Sonia Vagliano Eloy (Author); Martha Noel Evans (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780813182490
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Hundreds of World War II memoirs and accounts have been written and documented, but the stories about the bravery and valor of the women who also served are rarely told. In Lieutenant Sonia Vagliano: Inside the World War II Refugee Crisis, Vaglia... .... Learn More
  8. 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
    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
  9. Steely-Eyed Athena

    Steely-Eyed Athena: Wilmer Cave Wright and the Advent of Female Classicists [Hardback]

    David Neal Greenwood (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781913701420
    Published by : Cambridge Philological Society
    Series: Cambridge Classical Journal Supplements
    Volume: 44
    This monograph uses the life and work of ground-breaking female classicist, Wilmer Cave Wright, to examine several questions about the rise of women in that discipline. First, what went into the creation of a classics scholar under circumstances t... .... Learn More
  10. John Gilbert

    John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars [Paperback]

    Eve Golden (Author)

    £22.50

    ISBN: 9780813196497
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Screen Classics
    Charming and classically handsome, John Gilbert (1897–1936) was among the world's most recognisable actors during the silent era. He was a wild, swashbuckling figure on screen and off, and accounts of his life have focused on his high-profile roma... .... Learn More

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