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Sherlock Holmes and the Element of Surprise
  • Author : James Andrew Taylor
  • Publisher : MX Publishing
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 178092268X
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When two prison guards are found beheaded in the barren countryside surrounding Her Majesty's Prison at Wormwood Scrubs, Inspector Lestrade seeks Holmes' singular powers to determine how the murders could have been committed in separate locations with the only footprints being those of the murdered guards themselves. With Doctor Watson at his side, Holmes sets out on this new adventure and uncovers deeper mysteries still; mysteries that will not only test the detectives' powers of observation and deduction, but his skepticism of the paranormal as well.

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    Sherlock Holmes and the Element of Surprise
  • Author : James Taylor
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN : 9781780922706
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When two prison guards are found beheaded in the barren countryside surrounding Her Majesty's Prison at Wormwood Scrubs, Inspector Lestrade seeks Holmes' singular powers to determine how the murders could have been committed in separate locations with the only footprints being those of the murdered guards themselves. With Doctor Watson at his side, Holmes sets out on this new adventure and uncovers deeper mysteries still; mysteries that will not only test the detectives' powers of observation and deduction, but his skepticism of the paranormal as well.

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    Sherlock Holmes. Inglese
  • Author : Daniele Della Rocca
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Pages : 1061
  • ISBN : 9791221434118
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Una guida al celebre personaggio, illustrata con numerose fotografie e poster. Il libro comprende cast, trame e commenti di film, adattamenti teatrali, romanzi e fumetti, in un arco di oltre 130 anni. An a-z guide to the famous detective, illustrated with numerous photographs and posters. The book includes cast, storylines and film comments, theatrical adaptations, novels and comics, in over 100 years.

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    Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Daniele Della Rocca
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Pages : 708
  • ISBN : 9788892658677
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  • Genre : Reference
  • In occasione dei 130 ANNI di SHERLOCK HOLMES di SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, torna, in una versione riveduta e ampliata, la più STREPITOSA monografia sul re deGLI INVESTIGATORI. L'opera più dettagliata finora apparsa in Italia, e una delle più complete a livello mondiale: comprende un elenco di tutti i film, i romanzi e i fumetti realizzati, dalle origini ad oggi, ciascuno corredato da una scheda esplicativa, con i titoli originali, i nomi degli autori e un riassunto della trama. In appendice una vasta sezione fotografica.

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    Dust and Shadow
  • Author : Lyndsay Faye
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781416583622
  • Reader Reviews : 49
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the gritty streets of nineteenth century London, the loyal and courageous Dr. Watson offers a tale unearthed after generations of lore: the harrowing story of Sherlock Holmes’s attempt to hunt down Jack the Ripper. As England’s greatest specialist in criminal detection, Sherlock Holmes is unwavering in his quest to capture the killer responsible for terrifying London’s East End. He hires an “unfortunate” known as Mary Ann Monk, the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper’s earliest victims; and he relies heavily on the steadfast and devoted Dr. John H. Watson. When Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel during an attempt to catch the savage monster, the popular press launches an investigation of its own, questioning the great detective’s role in the very crimes he is so fervently struggling to prevent. Stripped of his credibility, Holmes is left with no choice but to break every rule in the desperate race to find the madman known as “the Knife” before it is too late. A masterly re-creation of history’s most diabolical villain, Lyndsay Faye’s debut brings unparalleled authenticity to the atmosphere of Whitechapel and London in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most beloved and world-renowned characters. Jack the Ripper’s identity, still hotly debated around the world more than a century after his crimes were committed, remains a mystery ripe for speculation. Dust and Shadow explores the terrifying prospect of tracking a serial killer without the advantage of modern forensics, and the result is a lightning-paced novel brimming with historical detail that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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    Шерлок Холмс пускается в погоню (сборник)
  • Author : Мэтью Эллиотт,Джеймс Тейлор
  • Publisher : Litres
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9785457886803
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • В этот выпуск вошли произведения современных английских авторов, посвященные приключениям легендарного сыщика и его друга и биографа. В повести Дж. Э. Тейлора Шерлок Холмс расследует таинственное убийство тюремных охранников, обезглавленные тела которых обнаружены в чистом поле среди нетронутого снега. Рассказы М. Дж. Эллиотта предлагают читателям целую серию увлекательных головоломок.

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    A Gravity's Rainbow Companion
  • Author : Steven C. Weisenburger
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9780820337647
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Adding some 20 percent to the original content, this is a completely updated edition of Steven Weisenburger's indispensable guide to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Weisenburger takes the reader page by page, often line by line, through the welter of historical references, scientific data, cultural fragments, anthropological research, jokes, and puns around which Pynchon wove his story. Weisenburger fully annotates Pynchon's use of languages ranging from Russian and Hebrew to such subdialects of English as 1940s street talk, drug lingo, and military slang as well as the more obscure terminology of black magic, Rosicrucianism, and Pavlovian psychology. The Companion also reveals the underlying organization of Gravity's Rainbow--how the book's myriad references form patterns of meaning and structure that have eluded both admirers and critics of the novel. The Companion is keyed to the pages of the principal American editions of Gravity's Rainbow: Viking/Penguin (1973), Bantam (1974), and the special, repaginated Penguin paperback (2000) honoring the novel as one of twenty "Great Books of the Twentieth Century."

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    The Storyteller's Thesaurus
  • Author : Troll Lord Games
  • Publisher : Troll Lord Games
  • Pages : 551
  • ISBN : 1936822350
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  • Genre : Reference
  • Writers, game designers, teachers, and students ~this is the book youve been waiting for! Written by storytellers for storytellers, this volume offers an entirely new approach to word finding. Browse the pages within to see what makes this book different:

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    A Hundred Years of Spying
  • Author : Phil Carradice
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781526781420
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : History
  • Early espionage organisations like Walsingham’s Elizabethan spy network were private enterprises, tasked with keeping the Tudor Queen and her government safe. Formal use of spies and counter spies only really began in the years after 1909, when the official British secret service was founded. Britain became the first major proponent of secret information gathering and other nations quickly followed. The outbreak of war in 1914 saw a sudden and dramatic increase in the use of spies as the military quickly began to realise the value of covert intelligence. Spying ‘came of age’ during the war on the Western Front and that value only increased in the run up to the Second World War, when the threat of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany began to make themselves felt. The Cold War years, with the use of moles, defectors and double agents on both sides of the Iron Curtain saw the art of spying assume record proportions. The passing on of atom secrets, the truth about Russian missiles on Cuba, it was the age of the double agent, the activities of whom managed to keep away the looming threat of nuclear war. A Hundred Years of Spying takes the reader through the murky world of espionage as it develops over the course of the twentieth century, where the lines of truth and reality blur, and where many real-life spies have always been accompanied, maybe even proceeded, by a plethora of spy literature. This book will look at the use of and development of spying as an accepted military practice. It will focus on individuals from Belgians like Gabrielle Petite to the infamous Mata Hari, from people like Reilly Ace of Spies to the British traitors such as Philby, Burgess and McClean. The activities of American atom spies like the Rosenbergs will also be covered as will Russian double agent Oleg Penkovsky and many others.

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    Library Notes
  • Author : A. P. Russell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Library Notes

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    The Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Collection
  • Author : John Watson
  • Publisher : Carlton Publishing Group
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1847329012
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  • Genre : Puzzles
  • Join the world's greatest fictional detective and use your own powers of deduction to solve these ingenious enigmas. This remarkable collection features all kinds of puzzles to suit all tastes and levels of logical skill - from 'elementary' to 'impenetrable'. "You know my methods, apply them" Sherlock Holmes - The Sign of Four 150 specially commissioned conundrums from master puzzle-smith Tim Dedopulos.

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    Charlie Chaplin's Red Letter Days
  • Author : Fred Goodwins
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 9781442278097
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • By the end of 1914, Charlie Chaplin had become the most popular actor in films, and reporters were clamoring for interviews with the comedy sensation. But no reporter had more access than Fred Goodwins. A British actor who joined Chaplin’s stock company in early 1915, Goodwins began writing short accounts of life at the studio and submitted them to publications. In February 1916 the British magazine Red Letter published the first of what became a series of more than thirty-five of Goodwins’s articles. Written in breezy prose, the articles cover a two-year period during which Chaplin’s popularity and creativity reached new heights. Only one copy of the complete series is known to exist, and its recent rediscovery marks a significant find for Chaplin fans. Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days: At Work with the Comic Genius is a vivid account of the ebb and flow of life at the Chaplin studio. Goodwins was an astute observer who deepens our understanding of Chaplin’s artistry and sheds new light on his personality. He also provides charming and revealing portraits of Chaplin’s unsung collaborators, such as his beloved costar Edna Purviance, his burly nemesis Eric Campbell, and other familiar faces that populate his films. Goodwins depicts Chaplin in the white heat of artistic creation, an indefatigable imp entertaining and inspiring the company on the set. He also describes gloomy, agonizing periods when Chaplin was paralyzed with indecision or exhaustion, or simply frustrated that it was raining and they couldn’t shoot. Reproduced here for the first time, the articles have been edited by film historian David James and annotated by Chaplin expert Dan Kamin to highlight their revelations. Illustrated with a selection of rare images that reflect the Chaplin craze, including posters, sheet music, and magazine covers, Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days provides a fascinating excursion into the private world of the iconic superstar whose films move and delight audiences to this day. It will appeal to movie fans, comedy buffs, and anyone who wants to know what really went on behind the scenes with Chaplin and his crew.

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    The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large
  • Author : Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781780333625
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  • Genre : True Crime
  • Reason to be afraid - over 50 unsolved cases of serial murder Fact: murderers and serial killers do not always get caught. Behind every headline of a newsworthy conviction lie other cases of vicious murderers who got away, and who remain somewhere among us. Here in one giant volume are more than 50 of the most serious serial killings and other murder cases that continue to remain unsolved. The cases covered in this alarming book include: " Argentina's crazed highway killer, responsible for mutilating and killing at least five people since 1997, and dumping their bodies along remote highways " The Green River Killer, believed to be a middle-aged white man, who has claimed at least 49 lives to date in the Seattle-Tacoma area " South Africa's 'Phoenix Strangler', suspected of killing 20 women in the province of KwaZulu Natal. " The Twin Cities Killer - either one or several people responsible for a series of over 30 murders on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the victims were mostly prostitutes " Costa Rica's elusive 'El Psicópata' (The Psychopath), thought to have murdered at least 19 people in this small quiet Central American country " 'The Monster of Florence', responsible for a series of 15 sexual slayings just outside Florence In each case it is not just the crimes that are horrifying and fascinating, but the response of local police and authorities to the lack of a conviction. Local authorities may fear to admit the continued existence of a serial killer at large; whilst police bodies face the temptation to 'tidy up' loose unsolved murders under the aegis of other admitted crimes.

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    Shadows Over Baker Street
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Steven-Elliot Altman,Brian Stableford
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Pages : 459
  • ISBN : 9780345452733
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The terrifyingly surreal universe of horror master H. P. Lovecraft bleeds into the logical world of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s champion of rational deduction, in these stories by twenty top horror, mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writers. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is among the most famous literary figures of all time. For more than a hundred years, his adventures have stood as imperishable monuments to the ability of human reason to penetrate every mystery, solve every puzzle, and punish every crime. For nearly as long, the macabre tales of H. P. Lovecraft have haunted readers with their nightmarish glimpses into realms of cosmic chaos and undying evil. But what would happen if Conan Doyle’s peerless detective and his allies were to find themselves faced with mysteries whose solutions lay not only beyond the grasp of logic, but of sanity itself? In this collection of all-new, all-original tales, twenty of today’s most cutting-edge writers provide their answers to that burning question. “A Study in Emerald” by Neil Gaiman: A gruesome murder exposes a plot against the Crown, a seditious conspiracy so cunningly wrought that only one man in all London could have planned it—and only one man can hope to stop it. “A Case of Royal Blood” by Steven-Elliot Altman: Sherlock Holmes and H. G. Wells join forces to protect a princess stalked by a ghost—or perhaps something far worse than a ghost. “Art in the Blood” by Brian Stableford: One man’s horrific affliction leads Sherlock Holmes to an ancient curse that threatens to awaken the crawling chaos slumbering in the blood of all humankind. “The Curious Case of Miss Violet Stone” by Poppy Z. Brite and David Ferguson: A girl who has not eaten in more than three years teaches Holmes and Watson that sometimes the impossible cannot be eliminated. “The Horror of the Many Faces” by Tim Lebbon: Dr. Watson witnesses a maniacal murder in London—and recognizes the villain as none other than his friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. With thirteen other dark tales of madness, horror, and deduction, a new and terrible game is afoot: “Tiger! Tiger!” by Elizabeth Bear “The Case of the Wavy Black Dagger” by Steve Perry “The Weeping Masks” by James Lowder “The Adventure of the Antiquarian’s Niece” by Barbara Hambly “The Mystery of the Worm” by John Pelan “The Mystery of the Hanged Man’s Puzzle” by Paul Finch “The Adventure of the Arab’s Manuscript” by Michael Reaves “The Drowned Geologist” by Caitlín R. Kiernan “A Case of Insomnia” by John P. Vourlis “The Adventure of the Voorish Sign” by Richard A. Lupoff “The Adventure of Exham Priory” by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre “Death Did Not Become Him” by David Niall Wilson and Patricia Lee Macomber “Nightmare in Wax” by Simon Clark

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    The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes
  • Author : Michael Newton
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9781438119144
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Over 800 entries examine the facts, evidence, and leading theories of a variety of unsolved murders, robberies, kidnappings, serial killings, disappearances, and other crimes.

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    Alan Rickman: The Unauthorised Biography
  • Author : Maureen Paton
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781448132645
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In this revised and updated biography, Maureen Paton encompasses the private, professional and political life of this most enigmatic, charismatic and intensely private of actors.

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    Twelve Years a Slave
  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : N.a
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

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    Churchill and Secret Service
  • Author : David Stafford
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 1839012641
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • 'A fascinating narrative and a scholarly exegesis' - SUNDAY TIMES Uniquely among modern British statesmen, Churchill believed passionately in the value of secret intelligence both in peace and war. As a young correspondent and soldier in Cuba, India, Sudan and South Africa, he experienced its worth at first hand. Later, preoccupied by fears of German spying before World War I, he was a member of the Cabinet that established the Secret Service. Churchill helped ensure the passing of the Official Secrets Act of 1911, and was the first Home Secretary to authorise general warrants for the secret interception of mail. As wartime Prime Minister he built a centralised intelligence community, created the Special Operations Executive to work behind enemy lines, and with Roosevelt built the transatlantic intelligence alliance that endures to this day. Based on wide-ranging sources, many never explored or only recently released, Churchill and Secret Service offers an intriguing insight into both modern intelligence and the mind and character of Churchill himself.

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    The Guy Liddell Diaries: 1939-1942
  • Author : Guy Maynard Liddell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0415352134
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  • Genre : Espionage
  • Read and download full book The Guy Liddell Diaries: 1939-1942

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    A Slight Trick of the Mind
  • Author : Mitch Cullin
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781400078226
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The basis for the Major Motion Picture Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney and directed by Bill Condon. It is 1947, and the long-retired Sherlock Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse with his housekeeper and her young son. He tends to his bees, writes in his journal, and grapples with the diminishing powers of his mind. But in the twilight of his life, as people continue to look to him for answers, Holmes revisits a case that may provide him with answers of his own to questions he didn’t even know he was asking–about life, about love, and about the limits of the mind’s ability to know. A novel of exceptional grace and literary sensitivity, A Slight Trick of the Mind is a brilliant imagining of our greatest fictional detective and a stunning inquiry into the mysteries of human connection.

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    Merriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary
  • Author : Merriam-Webster, Inc
  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 0877796327
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Reference
  • "New! An easy-to-use, alphabetical guide for creating rhymes. Features 55,000 headwords with pronunciations at every entry. Lists arranged alphabetically and by number of syllables, with thousands of cross-references to guide readers to correct entries."

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    Bowser the Hound
  • Author : Thornton Waldo Burgess
  • Publisher : Boston, Little, Brown,
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : OSU:32435058050626
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Animals
  • When Bowser the Hound gets lost in the Green Forest, Blacky the Crow and other animals decide to help him.

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    The Cannon Film Guide: Volume I, 1980–1984
  • Author : Austin Trunick
  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • “The Cannon Film Guide is the greatest book anyone could ever write about the greatest movie studio that ever was. And is.” —Mike McPadden, author of Teen Movie Hell and Heavy Metal Movies The Cannon Film Guide Volume I explores forty films and franchises produced by The Cannon Group, the most prolific b-movie studio of the 1980s, during the company’s first five years under the command of cult film legends Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Through in-depth studies and behind-the-scenes stories from the people who made them, this volume examines such beloved, VHS-era classics as the Breakin’, Missing in Action, Hercules, and Death Wish movies, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III: The Domination, The Apple, Bolero, Exterminator 2, The Last American Virgin, and many more. “If you're a fan of Cannon films, or even not a fan, you will be fascinated by Austin Trunick's deep dive into the studio's output. This is an under-reported part of cinema history and this book will delight both film buffs and casual devotees of action-packed movies. This book added to my knowledge, not to mention my testosterone level.” —Frank Conniff, comedian, TV’s Mystery Science Theater 3000" A joyful, knowledgeable ode to one of the great film companies of all time, a sprawling epic full of fun stories, interviews, and images, and it delivers on its promise to be the ultimate guide to The Cannon Group and their releases." —david j. moore, author of The Good, the Tough, and the Deadly and World Gone Wild

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    Looking-Glass Wars: Spies on British Screens since 1960
  • Author : Alan Burton
  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 9781622732906
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Looking-Glass Wars: Spies on British Screens since 1960 is a detailed historical and critical overview of espionage in British film and television in the important period since 1960. From that date, the British spy screen was transformed under the influence of the tremendous success of James Bond in the cinema (the spy thriller), and of the new-style spy writing of John le Carré and Len Deighton (the espionage story). In the 1960s, there developed a popular cycle of spy thrillers in the cinema and on television. The new study looks in detail at the cycle which in previous work has been largely neglected in favour of the James Bond films. The study also brings new attention to espionage on British television and popular secret agent series such as Spy Trap, Quiller and The Sandbaggers. It also gives attention to the more ‘realistic’ representation of spying in the film and television adaptations of le Carré and Deighton, and other dramas with a more serious intent. In addition, there is wholly original attention given to ‘nostalgic’ spy fictions on screen, adaptations of classic stories of espionage which were popular in the late 1970s and through the 1980s, and to ‘historical’ spy fiction, dramas which treated ‘real’ cases of espionage and their characters, most notably the notorious Cambridge Spies. Detailed attention is also given to the ‘secret state’ thriller, a cycle of paranoid screen dramas in the 1980s which portrayed the intelligence services in a conspiratorial light, best understood as a reaction to excessive official secrecy and anxieties about an unregulated security service. The study is brought up-to-date with an examination of screen espionage in Britain since the end of the Cold War. The approach is empirical and historical. The study examines the production and reception, literary and historical contexts of the films and dramas. It is the first detailed overview of the British spy screen in its crucial period since the 1960s and provides fresh attention to spy films, series and serials never previously considered.

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    The Amish Way
  • Author : Donald B. Kraybill,Steven M. Nolt,David L. Weaver-Zercher
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781118152768
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Religion
  • A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.

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    Bone Detective
  • Author : Lorraine Jean Hopping,Diane France
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1439518033
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Discusses the life and many specific achievements of forensic anthropologist Diane France.

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    Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa
  • Author : Hans Reihling
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781000050547
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa explores how different masculinities modulate substance use, interpersonal violence, suicidality, and AIDS as well as recovery cross-culturally. With a focus on three male protagonists living in very distinct urban areas of Cape Town, this comparative ethnography shows that men’s struggles to become invulnerable increase vulnerability. Through an analysis of masculinities as social assemblages, the study shows how affective health problems are tied to modern individualism rather than African ‘tradition’ that has become a cliché in Eurocentric gender studies. Affective health is conceptualized as a balancing act between autonomy and connectivity that after colonialism and apartheid has become compromised through the imperative of self-reliance. This book provides a rare perspective on young men’s vulnerability in everyday life that may affect the reader and spark discussion about how masculinities in relationships shape physical and psychological health. Moreover, it shows how men change in the face of distress in ways that may look different than global health and gender-transformative approaches envision. Thick descriptions of actual events over the life course make the study accessible to both graduate and undergraduate students in the social sciences. Contributing to current debates on mental health and masculinity, this volume will be of interest to scholars from various disciplines including anthropology, gender studies, African studies, psychology, and global health.

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    The Ultimate Pub Quiz Book
  • Author : Roy Preston,Sue Preston
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 1780975929
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  • Genre : Games
  • This superb book contains a wealth of fascinating information on a huge variety of subjects. There are hundreds of quizzes, divided by difficulty level and subject matter. Many are themed, along the classic lines of music, sport, geography, politics, entertainment etc. and many more. Pot luck quizzes are included. This book contains all you will need for setting your own pub quizzes, or for brushing up on your general knowledge before you try your next competition.

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    Anxious Cinephilia
  • Author : Sarah Keller
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780231543309
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • The advent of new screening practices and viewing habits in the twenty-first century has spurred a public debate over what it means to be a “cinephile.” In Anxious Cinephilia, Sarah Keller places these competing visions in historical and theoretical perspective, tracing how the love of movies intertwines with anxieties over the content and impermanence of cinematic images. Keller reframes the history of cinephilia from the earliest days of film through the French New Wave and into the streaming era, arguing that love and fear have shaped the cinematic experience from its earliest days. This anxious love for the cinema marks both institutional practices and personal experiences, from the curation of the moviegoing experience to the creation of community and identity through film festivals to posting on social media. Through a detailed analysis of films and film history, Keller examines how changes in cinema practice and spectatorship create anxiety even as they inspire nostalgia. Anxious Cinephilia offers a new theoretical approach to the relationship between spectator and cinema and reimagines the concept of cinephilia to embrace its diverse forms and its uncertain future.

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    Sherlock Holmes On Screen (Updated Edition)
  • Author : Alan Barnes
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780857687760
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Conan Doyle’s master detective Sherlock Holmes has appeared on screen more times than any other fictional character. Sherlock Holmes on Screen surveys over a century’s worth of his exploits in film and television, from the silent era to the present day. Actors Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett and Peter Cushing have all been praised for their portrayals of Holmes. Sherlock Holmes on Screen casts new light on their performances, and introduces many less familiar Sherlocks, too – including John Cleese, Roger Moore and Larry Hagman. Illustrated with rare archive pictures throughout, Sherlock Holmes on Screen is now updated with entries on the BBC’s modern-day Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and director Guy Ritchie’s all-action Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr – plus Sherlockian turns from Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce. Expanded coverage of Holmes’ animated escapades opposite, among others, Batman, Scooby-Doo and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, plus new research into the Great Detective’s silent film career, makes this revised edition the most comprehensive Holmes filmography ever published. WITH A FOREWORD BY STEVEN MOFFAT, CO-CREATOR OF THE BBC SERIES SHERLOCK.

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    The Grass Widow
  • Author : Snoo Wilson
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105039733378
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  • Genre : Drama in English, 1945- - Texts
  • After Mory's death his friends gather at his Californian estate to stake their claim to their inheritance: fifty acres of 'grass'.

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    The Christie File
  • Author : Stuart Christie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050587354
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  • Genre : Anarchism
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    The View from the Kremlin
  • Author : Boris Nikolaevich El'tsin
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : UOM:39015032585674
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  • Genre : Politicians
  • In this book, his own account of the crises that beset his country from 1990 to 1993, Yeltsin reveals how close he came to losing control, how he made his fatal mistakes and key choices, and how he regards his achievements, his opponents and his allies, and assesses what remains to be done.

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    An Illustrated History of Harrow School
  • Author : Patrick Lichfield
  • Publisher : Michael Joseph
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105034147822
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  • Genre : Boarding schools
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    Serving in Silence
  • Author : Margarethe Cammermeyer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0692773932
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • In 1989, during a routine interview for top-secret security clearance, U.S. Army Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer revealed that she was a lesbian-and began an ordeal that, despite her distinguished twenty-six-year military career, resulted in her discharge from the U.S. Army. Her dismissal garnered intense media coverage. stirred debate all the way to the presidency, and ignited her activism that continues today. In this revealing autobiography, Cammermeyer writes of her decision to challenge the official policy on homosexuals in the military and of her victory in Federal District Court and beyond. But much more than a book about laws and politics, Serving in Silence is about coming of age, being a mother, and finding one's center; about "coming out," about the daily horrors of nursing in Vietnam, and about a female soldier's brave life.THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE TELEVISION MOVIEThough Dr. Cammermeyer's twenty-six year career as an Army nurse was interrupted by her discharge, she continued to care for veterans at a VA hospital until her retirement. She lives on Whidbey Island, WA with her spouse Diane Divelbess and continues to speak out on civil right issues.VIETNAM VETERANRECIPIENT OF THE BRONZE STARMOTHER OF FOURVA NURSE OF THE YEARDISCHARGED

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    The World's Greatest Serial Killers
  • Author : Nigel Cawthorne
  • Publisher : Bounty Books
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 0753700891
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Serial murders
  • Serial killers are so defined when they have murdered at least 4 people over a period of time. The gruesome acts carried out by them are usually sexually motivated, and they will do anything to stretch the boundaries of morality.

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    Breaking Better
  • Author : Lennox Rodgers
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 152723505X
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  • Genre : Books
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    ABC
  • Author : Bonnie Zavell,Modern Publishing
  • Publisher : Honey Bear Books
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 156144104X
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  • Genre : Books
  • ABC's, First Words, Numbers and Shapes, Colors and Opposites including a special note to parents. Children will enjoy hours of learning fun in each 32-page bi-lingual book. All four books are designed specifically to teach and reinforce basic concepts for preschool through early elementary school children.

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    Sociology Unlocked
  • Author : Sara Cumming
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0199031010
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  • Genre : Books
  • Authentic. Applied. Accessible for all. Your key to unlocking sociology.Striking a key balance between accessible and rigorous through its narrative writing style, relatable real-world examples, engaging integrated activities, extensive pedagogy, and coverage of theory in every chapter, Sociology Unlocked speaks directly to students to help unlock their sociologicalimaginations.