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Birdman
  • Author : Mo Hayder
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9780802146120
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Detective Jack Caffery finds himself chasing a serial killer in his first case as lead investigator with London's murder squad.

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    My Dad's a Birdman
  • Author : David Almond,Polly Dunbar
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN : 9780763653453
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a northern English town, Lizzie, despite her own grief over the death of her mother, tries to distract her grief-stricken father by helping him enter and prepare for the Great Human Bird Competition.

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    The Birdman's Wife
  • Author : Melissa Ashley
  • Publisher : Affirm Press
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781925475289
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light . . . Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. The Birdman?s Wife at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate, and mother to an ever-growing brood of children. In a golden age of discovery, her artistry breathed wondrous life into hundreds of exotic new species, including Charles Darwin?s famous Galapagos finches. In The Birdman?s Wife, the naïve young girl who falls in love with a demanding and ambitious genius comes into her own as a woman, an artist and a bold adventurer who defies convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition to collect and illustrate Australia?s `curious? birdlife. In this indelible portrait, an extraordinary woman overshadowed by history steps back into the light where she belongs.

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    The Birdman
  • Author : Veronika Martenova Charles
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780887767401
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Noor Nobi is a broken man, wandering the streets of Calcutta with no reason to live. His three children, snatched from him in a cruel accident, were everything he worked for and loved. But one day, he enters a crowded market and sees a bird, caged and frightened and sick. With very little money in his pocket, he waits until the vendor is closing up. Quickly, Noor Nobi bargains and, happy to get anything for the sickly thing, the vendor accepts his offer. For some reason Noor Nobi cannot explain, it is important for him to nurse the bird back to health. When it is finally able to fly, Noor Nobi takes his bird to a big Banyan tree and releases it. Only then is he able to weep and fully grieve for his children. Before Noor Nobi knows it, he is back at work and taking his weekly earnings to the market where he continues to buy, heal, and free as many birds as he can. Crowds gather; some laugh and say he is crazy, some stand reverently, some don’t know what to think. But Noor Nobi’s kindness saves a growing number of birds, and the birds, in turn, give him new purpose. Author Veronika Martenova Charles read a short newspaper article about the “Birdman” of Calcutta and her imagination took flight. She traveled to India, found Noor Nobi, and witnessed the freeing of the birds for herself. The Birdman is a touching, true story, tenderly illustrated by Annouchka Gravel Galouchko and Stéphan Daigle. It is accompanied by an afterword, diary entries, and photographs of the author’s experience.

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    The Birdman's Daughter
  • Author : Cindi Myers
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781459244245
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • As a wife and mother, Karen McBride wonders if she'll ever discover what her own spirit requires to feel whole. When her father, the formidable champion bird-watcher, Martin Engel, suffers a stroke, Karen rushes home to Texas to take care of the man who always seemed to have more love for winged creatures than his own family. And now here she is—her children nearly grown, and her rock-of-a-husband, Tom, angry with her for not giving more of herself. She has the feeling that if she could only connect with Martin, somehow her relationships would all make sense. Is this her last chance to soar free?

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    The Birdman of Koshkonong
  • Author : Martha Bergland
  • Publisher : Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780870209529
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "Thure Kumlien was a Swedish American settler who studied birds and plants in the forests, swamps, and prairies near Lake Koshkonong, Wisconsin, from the mid- to late 1800s. Though he never became as famous as John Muir, Increase Lapham, or Aldo Leopold, he was similar to these naturalists in that he possessed an unparalleled knowledge of (and respect for) the natural world in this part of Wisconsin. He made an indelible impression on many, including the Wisconsin writers Walter Havighurst, Lorine Neidecker, and Sterling North. Born to a wealthy family in Skaraborg, Sweden, in 1819, Kumlein was well educated and allowed free-rein to pursue his first love: collecting bird, plant, and mammal specimens. As a young man, he attended Uppsala University (where Carl Linneas taught), studied with the great botanist Professor Elias Fries, and traveled to the Baltic Islands to collect birds and plants. He and his wife, Christine, were some of the first Swedes to emigrate to Wisconsin, settling near Lake Koshkonong in 1843. After arriving in Wisconsin, Thure's reputation quietly spread as a man who knew about the natural world. In the years before and during the Civil War, he sent specimens such as bird skins, eggs, and nests, to museums and collectors in Europe and the Eastern United States, including the Smithsonian. He later taught languages and science at nearby Albion Academy, including to his young neighbor and friend, Edward Lee Greene, who went on to become a prominent botanist. Kumlien worked for the young University of Wisconsin preparing natural history exhibits for the university and normal schools. Later, he was hired as the first curator and third employee of the new Milwaukee Public Museum"--

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    Racing for the Birdman
  • Author : Katrina O'Neill
  • Publisher : Blake Education
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 1865094137
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  • Genre : Adventure and adventures
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    Birdman
  • Author : Jolene Babyak
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105016380698
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • A genius? A scientist? A sociopath? Known to millions as the "Birdman" of Alcatraz, was he the earnest, warm-hearted "bird doctor" and writer of two books, as portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the 1962 film? Or was he a far more flamboyant and diabolical double-murderer, whose event-filled, tragicomic life converted a 12-year conviction into a 54-year death sentence? Meticulously researched, with never-before-published prison reports and Stroud's own writings, with quotes from prisoners, officers, psychologists and avian pathologists, Birdman explodes the myths surrounding Robert Stroud.--From publisher description.

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    THE LAST BIRDMAN
  • Author : Mr. Mafia
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9781491847510
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Two brothers on the same mission take different paths down the dark streets of Cashville, Ten a key. Je'von Winters leads his brother Tre'von on a wild and bloody road of death and destruction in hopes of over throwing the ruthless street gang known to the world as Brickboy Mafia. With the killed or be killed attitude and a hot trigger finger he quickly shoots his way to the top of the ladder, only to find out the game is cut throat.

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    The Birdman
  • Author : Troon Harrison
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0889955069
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Alexander Ross was a Canadian ornithologist, medical doctor and naturalist...and so much more. As a young man in Belleville, in the years before the American Civil War, Alexander was introduced in his parents' home to slaves who had made their way to freedom through the underground railroad. From that moment on, he dedicated his life to helping slaves escape north to freedom. He travelled to the American south using his interest in local bird populations and his reputation as a naturalist to gain access to the plantation slaves. Once he was in touch with them, he passed along information about the escape routes and the safe houses. Several times his activities brought him to the attention of American authorities.

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    The Charles Bronson Book of Poems
  • Author : Stephen Richards
  • Publisher : Mirage Publishing
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 1902578031
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  • Genre : Imprisonment
  • A collection of poems and illustrations from one of Britain's dangerous category 'A' prisoners, Charles Bronson, formerly Michael Peterson. The poetry indicts the anachronistic penal system for what Bronson says they did to him.

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    Call Collect, Ask for Birdman
  • Author : James M. Vardaman
  • Publisher : New York : McGraw-Hill
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924090314919
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Science
  • An account of Vardaman's extraordinary quest to sight seven hundred species of birds in 1979, covering his exciting journeys throughout the continent and his ultimate frustration of falling one bird short of his goal

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    Senior Birdman
  • Author : Eldon N. Price
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780595364220
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Senior Birdman: The Guy Who Just Had to Fly is the autobiography of one man's improbable rise from a humble farming community to the glamour and glitz of southern California, the epicenter of aviation development. Starting with an awe-inspiring moment in a desolate field in western Nebraska, the book will wing you-in Forrest Gump-like fashion-through a series of vignettes that bump into the lives of prominent historical figures like General Omar Bradley, Howard Hughes, even Hugh Heffner. Unedited and as raw as a diary, Senior Birdman jumps like a crop duster from naval pre-flight training to McDonnell Douglas to the launch of the DC-8 Jetliner to numerous fly-by commentaries about people, places, big government and life. If you loved the movie The Aviator, you'll want to climb into the cockpit with Eldon Price-pilot, aeronautical engineer, aerospace executive, and family man-and take this short, literary flight through some of aviation history's defining moments.

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    Reminiscences of a Birdman
  • Author : Robert D. Campbell
  • Publisher : Living History Press
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0615281885
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  • Genre : Air pilots
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    Birdman and Bear
  • Author : David Emmick,Mary Emmick
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 1365853608
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  • Genre : Books
  • Local native peoples told stories by the firelight using dance. The characters wore masks carved from cedar trees. We've adopted some of these traditions. We use masks when we tell our grandchildren stories around the fire. We tell the story of Birdman and Bear. Once upon a time there lived Bear in the land of the bear. Bear was the leader of his people. Far away from the land of the bear was the land where the eagle flew. Birdman lived in the land where the eagle flew and was the leader of his people. This is the story of Birdman and Bear.

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    Scamming the Birdman
  • Author : Larry Karp
  • Publisher : Worldwide Library
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 0373263872
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Scamming The Birdman by Larry Karp released on May 25, 2001 is available now for purchase.

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    BirdMan: Thoughts of an Urbane Mind Part 3
  • Author : Richard H. Swan, Jr.
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 9781365912122
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  • Genre : Books
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    The Birdman
  • Author : Melvin Burgess
  • Publisher : Andersen PressLtd
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0862649765
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Jarvis buys a robin from the mysterious Birdman with plans to free it, he finds it harder to let the lovely bird go then he thought.

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    There I Was ...
  • Author : Robert S. Crouse
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9781426938450
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • When five-year-old Robert Crouse saw a 1910 Curtis pusher biplane fly over his hometown in Tennessee, he was immediately mesmerized. After he watched the plane gently land behind the trees a short distance from his house, he informed anyone who would listen that one day he would fly a plane just like that one. In his memoir There I Was ..., Crouse chronicles how his fascination with airplanes grew throughout his childhood and eventually led him on an unforgettable journey as a young airman during World War II. When Crouse was a seventeen-year-old high school senior, the United States became firmly embroiled in World War II. Although he was too young and suffered from a congenital heart condition, Crouse could hardly wait to get into uniform. As Crouse recounts the details of how he was eventually drafted in 1943 despite his medical challenges and later flew thirty-one missions in B-25s, he provides a real-life glimpse into what it was like for thousands of young men to serve their country in perilous times. There I Was ... couples historical photographs with personal anecdotes and provides a captivating narrative sure to entertain World War II and airplane buffs alike.

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    The Birdman-Memo
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 3791334182
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  • Genre : Books
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    Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Author : Thomas E. Gaddis
  • Publisher : Amereon Limited
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : UOM:39015005910404
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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    The Birdman's Wife
  • Author : Melissa Ashley
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN : 1925870073
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Australia
  • Inspired by letters from Elizabeth found tucked inside her famous husbands research, The Birdmans Wife takes the form of an intimate memoir of a woman whose talent and adventurous spirit led her from the glittering salons of London to the wilds of Van Diemans land and New South Wales. Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. This book at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate, and mother to an ever-growing brood of children. In a golden age of discovery, her artistry breathed wondrous life into countless exotic new species, including Charles Darwin's Galapagos finches. In this book, a naïve young girl who falls in love with an ambitious genius comes into her own as a woman, an artist and a bold adventurer who defies convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition to the colonies to discover Australia's curious birdlife. This is an indelible portrait of an extraordinary woman overlooked by history until now.

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    A Birdman's Prey
  • Author : S. M. Massey
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1492106011
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Merlie is a young girl who becomes a birdman's prey and will be hunted down the rest of her life. A woman who can restore health and an ancient plant with special powers try to help her escape this curse. A yellow-bellied screech ball also becomes part of her life and helps her to cope. Their biggest problem happens when a birdman comes to live in their forest.

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    The Birdman
  • Author : Willemien Min
  • Publisher : Dutton Juvenile
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : 0525444130
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  • Genre : Birds
  • One day a musician with a face like a bird comes to town and the children have a magical experience as they fly with their toy birds to an island of birds.

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    The Adventures of George Pitts
  • Author : George Pitts
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN : 163525339X
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • When George Pitts faked insanity in a federal district court in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1960 to beat twelve felony counts, he was sent to the US Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Missouri, under a lunacy commitment. He worked in the Education Department. Robert Stroud, the famous Birdman of Alcatraz, ran the library next door. They were friends, thus the title.

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    Avis
  • Author : Michael Gizzi
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105040384534
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  • Genre : American poetry
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    An Eagle's Sky: My Life As a Birdman
  • Author : John Stokes
  • Publisher : John L Stokes
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 0615833241
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  • Genre : Eagles
  • This is an incredible true story about a man who wields his visceral passion for birds and flight that ultimately leads to giving a one-winged Bald Eagle a second chance to fly. Follow John Stokes as he takes you down the remarkable path of his life, from his early fascination with sparrows to later establishing a bird rehabilitation program where he meets Osceola, the eagle that changes his life. Learn about John's influences and events that lead to his goal to work with eagles. The reader will feel John's heartbreak, disappointment and eventual triumph as he returns Osceola to the sky in their historic hang gliding flights.

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    Up-to-Specs
  • Author : Victoria Holob
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 1456592459
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This is another of my Grandpa Bud, Indiana Birdman, Aviation Stories. In this book, Grandpa Bud and his grandson, Ken, restore a Cessna 195 to get it up-to-specs. Ken learns about working on a project, one step at a time, until it is finished and up-to-specs. The names of the engine parts that they have to restore are all nonsense words, like "fratistat", and "whirligig", etc. Photographs by the author.

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    Al Hoffman, a Quiet Birdman
  • Author : Geraldine T. Higgs
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071147667
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  • Genre : Aeronautics
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    All God's Children Got Wings
  • Author : Cecil R. Sinclair
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : UOM:39015071137627
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  • Genre : Air pilots
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    Birdman of Assisi
  • Author : Jaime Lara
  • Publisher : Acmrs Press
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 0866985298
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  • Genre : Apocalyptic art
  • This volume examines images and beliefs related to birdmen among Incas and other peoples of South America, and the transformation of that phenomena in the colonial era by Christian missionaries. The author brings to light previously-unknown images of Saint Francis of Assisi with wings, flying through the air as a militant angel of the Apocalypse. Although commissioned by the Franciscan friars, these works of painting and sculpture were executed by native artists with native sensibilities. They reveal a social critique of colonial society, an expectation of an approaching end of the world, and a controversial role for Francis of Assisi at a final cosmic battle. Natural catastrophes, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, combined with mythology, prophecy, piety and public performance, assert a "Franciscan exceptionalism" at a crucial time in Latin American history. A side trip to colonial Mexico reveals that similar dynamics were occurring there, but with different artistic solutions. Birdman of Assisi documents how a beloved medieval saint gained new life among Incas and other native civilizations of the Americas, and continues to fascinate their descendants today.

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    Theater in Der Filmrolle. Theatralitat Im Film "Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"
  • Author : Isabel Surges
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 3668208603
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  • Genre : Books
  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,3, Universitat zu Koln (Institut fur Medienkultur und Theater), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Hausarbeit wird die Fragestellung behandeln, inwiefern und mit welchen Mitteln sich der Film "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" theatraler Elemente bedient. Hierfur werden zunachst diverse Theorien vorgestellt, welche sich mit dem Prinzip von Theatralitat im Film' und dem Begriff des Theaterfilms' auseinandersetzen. Daraufhin wird analysiert, welche spezielle Rolle der Trennung und Uberschneidung von Realitat und Fiktion auf inhaltlicher sowie asthetischer Art und Weise innerhalb des Films zugewiesen werden kann. Anschliessend wird die verwendete Kameraarbeit naher betrachtet werden, woraufhin ein zusammenfassendes Resume gezogen wird. Birdman: the best film about theatre ever made?" - titelt die Online-Version der Britischen Tageszeitung The Guardian'. Auch heute noch setzen sich Hollywoodverfilmungen mit den Stoffen und Techniken des traditionellen Theaters in vielerlei Hinsicht auseinander, wie die oscar-premierte Inszenierung nur allzu gut zeigt. Die wechselseitige Beziehung zwischen Theater und Film ist ein seit jeher weit diskutierter und vielfaltig untersuchter Gegenstand, der immer wieder zu Kontroversen fuhrte und immer noch fuhrt."

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    The Birdman Project
  • Author : E. L. Giles
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN : 1729140734
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  • Genre : Books
  • When eighteen-year-old Lisa enters the mandatory Birth Program, she doesn't doubt the deadly turn her life is to take. With the ominous threat of a trial and the terrible grief that comes with the loss of a close friend, survival soon emerges as second nature to her. Among impending death, violence, and terror are also friendship, love, and compassion. But this world is fragile, and to protect it, Lisa is forced to make difficult choices, and no matter which path she chooses, staying alive will require sacrifices the likes of which she never could have imagined. The question is: will Lisa be able to live with the fallout of these choices and the sacrifices that accompany them?

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    Ashti Meets Bird Man Al
  • Author : Carmen Rubin
  • Publisher : Carmen Rubin
  • Pages : 7
  • ISBN : 9780615260532
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Jazz musicians
  • Ashti, a multi-cultural 9-year old girl, and her mother meet Birdman Al, an old man singing songs and playing with birds in the park. After listening to his love for jazz music and conerns about it becoming a lost genre, they come up with a great idea to keep jazz alive and connect the music to children.

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    Birdman and Chicken
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : 2000 AD
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1786184923
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  • Genre : Books
  • To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life - for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken! Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time - and sometimes they win! A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe's super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.

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    Birdman
  • Author : Anthony Caplan
  • Publisher : Trafford on Demand Pub
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781552124307
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A picaresque quest results when a U.S. fugitive from justice falls in with radical environmentalists in the West of Ireland. A three-way tale of intrigue, romance and false identity.

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    Antiques
  • Author : Victoria Holob
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 1456557319
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "Antiques" is a story that also appears in my book called "Trilogy". It is the story about two senior citizen aviators who take a DC-3 to the Truckee-Tahoe Air Show and offer tours through it. A school age girl hangs around them, and by watching the people in the tour, learns the meaning of the word'antique'. Contains photographs taken by the author at the 1992 Truckee-Tahoe Air Show.

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    Things I Want To Say
  • Author : Cindi Myers
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0373230834
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  • Genre : Fiction
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