Roy Rogers: A Biography, Radio History, Television Career Chronicle, Discography, Filmography, Comicography, Merchandising and Advertising History, Collectibles D
A work on Roy Rogers, the 'King of the Cowboys'. It covers the lives and careers of Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, particularly their work on radio and television. It includes a comprehensive discography, filmography and comicography.
A biography of heavyweight champion Primo Carnera. It details his early life and boxing career, his success as a fighter as well as accusations of fight fixing, his strengths and limitations in the ring, and his later career as a wrestler.
This is the first study of the life and art of Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's brother, a person notable not only for his importance in establishing his brother's career, but in several other early Hollywood enterprises, including the founding of United Artists and the Syd Chaplin Aircraft Corporation, America's first domestic airline.
While Jackie Robinson and the Negro Leagues have been well documented, few baseball fans know about the Japanese American Nisei Leagues, or of their most influential figure, Kenichi Zenimura (1900-1968). This first biography of the ""Father of Japanese-American Baseball"" delivers a thorough and fascinating account of Zenimura's life.
The first book-length study of the American actress Sandy Dennis (1937-1992). Winner of two successive Tony Awards for her work in the theatre in 1963 and 1964, she moved into film in supporting roles. Full information is provided for each film and television appearance, with cast and crew credits, synopses, notes, release information, reviews, and DVD availability.
Provides a startlingly different picture of Mary Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's wife. Preconceived myths about the former first lady are factually disproved. At times her judgment was faulty; in other instances it was brilliant. Mary Todd Lincoln had a brilliant mind, a caring heart and an exuberant personality and she was, in every aspect, a true partner to Abraham Lincoln.
As world demand for electrical energy increases, it will be the ingenuity and skill of brilliant electrochemists that enables us to utilize the planet's mineral reserves responsibly. This biographical dictionary profiles 85 electrochemists from 19 nations who during the past 270 years have researched and developed ever more efficient batteries and energy cells.
This book provides a new understanding of Pliny's letters by combining historical analysis of the social pressures that shape Pliny's authorial pose with close literary analysis of the letters themselves. It demonstrates how ruling-class ideology is disseminated and how it shapes the literary persona and personal identity of a ruling-class member. The powerful heuristic tool of examining the interplay between confidence and anxieties in the letters will help restore Pliny's relatively neglected masterpiece to a more prominent place in undergraduate Latin and Roman Civilization courses.
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham grew up with big dreams of baseball and an even bigger trust in God. Though they attended a small high school with no baseball field, turned down a professional offer so they could attend college together, and faced more than one missed pitch and injuries, they kept dreaming, praying together on the field, and believing in God’s provision for their lives.David and Jason’s journey, from Little League to college to professional baseball and beyond, reminds us that even when we don’t know what God is up to, He’s putting together the pieces of our life’s puzzle and executing the plans He has for each of us.Miracle in Shreveport tells the story of a family’s love, the power of prayer, and a game that is truly all-American. It is also the story of brotherhood staying strong, despite the threat of comparison in a profession committed to competition. Most of all, it is the story of being faithful in small steps, honoring God in the process, and trusting His hand in our lives. In this book, the Benhams call us to remember that when we follow God’s dream for us, we find it is better than we could have ever dreamed for ourselves.
A still, small voice told me to remove the gun from my head and place it at my chest.
This biography of the beautiful and tortured actress, from her birth and childhood in exotic India to her premature death in 1967, gives special attention to her development and career as a stage and film actress.
Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood's first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. This biography begins with Olive's birth, follows her trip to stardom, and covers the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death at age 25.
Packed with informative insights from within the game of baseball, this title covers 42 years of Lou Gorman's professional baseball career. It captures Gorman's experiences with five different teams and innumerable baseball figures and provides inside look into the game of baseball.
The Andrews Sisters, the legendary singing trio of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s are the most successful female singing group in history. This book documents not only the lives and work of the Andrews Sisters but also the popular culture spanned by their long careers. It contains a discography of their released, unreleased, and solo recordings.
Focuses on 50 of the most important entertainers in contemporary country music, providing a brief biography of each artist with special emphasis on experiences that influenced their musical careers.
Over his 30-plus-year acting career, Roy Scheider has redefined America's idea of a leading man. He rose to fame in the early 1970s in the Oscar-winning films ""Klute"" and ""The French Connections"" (his first Oscar nomination). This work chronicles Scheider's life and career. It also includes a complete filmography.
Brings to readers a comprehensive treatment of Borzage, one of America's greatest, if largely forgotten, film directors. After an introduction that decries Borzage's dismissal by later critics and historians, this work shows how his approach to moviemaking reflected his Masonic beliefs. It includes 18 chapters that present Borzage's entire career.
Offers capsule biographies of 631 of the nation's most notable African Americans. This book features entries that are arranged alphabetically with individuals who played an important part in the development of African American children by serving as role models.
Evelyn Brent's life and career were going quite well in 1928. She was happily living with writer Dorothy Herzog following her divorce from producer Bernard Fineman, and the tiny brunette had wowed fans and critics in the silent films ""The Underworld"" and ""The Last Command"". This biography details Brent's story.
"The Modern Language Association (MLA) awarded the Lois Roth Award to John Woodsworth and Arkadi Klioutchanski of the University of Ottawa's Slavic Research Group for their translation of Sofia Andreevna Tolstaya's "My Life" memoirs. "My Life" was selected among the top 100 non-fiction works of 2010 by "The Globe" and "Mail". It has also won an honourable mention in the Biography and Autobiography category of the 2010 American Publishers Awards for the Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) awards. And