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Butterfly in the Rain

The 1927 Abduction and Murder of Marion Parker

by James L. Neibaur

<p>On December 17, 1927 in Los Angeles, twelve year old Marion Parker, daughter of a prominent banker, was called to the school office where a stranger told her that her father had been in an accident and that she must leave with him right away.

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Canada - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Diane Lemieux & Culture Smart!

<p>Canada is the second-largest country in the world, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific and spanning six time zones. From coast to coast lie vast forests, breathtaking mountains, flat, open plains, and thousands of lakes and ...

ISBN: 9781857338331

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Cannabis and Spirituality

An Explorer's Guide to an Ancient Plant Spirit Ally

by Stephen Gray

<p>A guide to the benefits and challenges of the use of cannabis in spiritual practice</p> <p>• Includes chapters by 18 authoritative and influential voices of the modern cannabis movement, including Kathleen Harrison, Joan Bello, Hamilton ...

ISBN: 9781620555842

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Casting Masculinity in Spanish Film

Negotiating Identity in a Consumer Age

by Mary T. Hartson

<p>The rise of consumerism in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries radically changed the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. And, as it has throughout history, the social construct of “ideal” masculinity both reflects and ...

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Catch a Wave

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

by Peter Ames Carlin

<p>Now the subject of the movie <em>Love &amp; Mercy,</em> starring John Cusack!</p> <p>Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine--better known as the Beach Boys--rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in ...

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Catholic Literature and Film

Incarnational Love and Suffering

by Nancy Enright

<p><em>Catholic Literature and Film: Incarnational Love and Suffering</em> is meant to be considered as a work of literary criticism, not film adaptation studies. In it, the author explores six literary works dealing with Catholic themes and the

ISBN: 9781498541671

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Cause

. . . And How It Doesn't Always Equal Effect

by Gregory Smithsimon

<p><strong>The <em>Freakonomics</em> of the sociology world. This book shows how deeply irrational we humans are, and what we can do about it</strong></p> <p>When we try to understand our world, we ask “why?” a specific event occured. But this ...

ISBN: 9781612196770

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Celebrity and Entertainment Obsession

Understanding Our Addiction

by Michael S. Levy

<p>Celebrity culture surrounds us. We are inundated with information about actors and actresses, athletes, musicians, and others who have become famous or infamous. Although we never will likely meet or get to know them, our interest in them ...

ISBN: 9781442243132

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Celebrity Society

The Struggle for Attention

by Robert van Krieken

<p>On television and in films, in magazines and books, on the internet and in the realm of politics: celebrities of all sorts seem to dominate our attention. <em>Celebrity Society: The Struggle</em> <em>for Attention</em> brings new perspectives

ISBN: 9781351587228

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Character Kings 2: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting

by Scott Voisin

<p>Character Kings 2 continues to examine the careers of the busiest men in Hollywood, featuring 15 all-new interviews with the industry's most recognizable actors. Filled with behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the making of movies and TV shows,

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Chase's Calendar of Events 2018

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

by Editors of Chase's

<p>Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!</p> <p>The world’s datebook, <em>Chase's</em> is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957, ...

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Chase's Calendar of Events 2019

The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

by Editors of Chase's

<p>Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!</p> <p>The world’s date book, <em>Chase's</em> is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the world are celebrating and commemorating.</p> <p>From ...

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Children in the Films of Steven Spielberg

by Jen Baker, Jessica Balanzategui, Noel Brown & others

<p>To say that children matter in Steven Spielberg's films is an understatement. Think of the possessed Stevie in <em>Something Evil</em> (TV), Baby Langston in <em>The Sugarland Express</em>, the alien-abducted Barry in <em>Close ...

ISBN: 9781498518857

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China in the Mix

Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

by Ying Xiao

<p>Scarce attention has been paid to the dimension of sound and its essential role in constructing image, culture, and identity in Chinese film and media. <em>China in the Mix</em> fills a critical void with the first book on the sound, ...

ISBN: 9781496812612

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China's Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013

by Su, Wendy

<P>In recent years, the film industry in the People's Republic of China has found itself among the top three most prolific in the world. When the Chinese government introduced a new revenue-sharing system in 1994, the nation's total movie output

ISBN: 9780813167084

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Chinese Martial Arts and Media Culture

Global Perspectives

by Tim Trausch

<p>Signs and images of Chinese martial arts increasingly circulate through global media cultures. As tropes of martial arts are not restricted to what is considered one medium, one region, or one (sub)genre, the essays in this collection are ...

ISBN: 9781786609038

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Chris Ware

Conversations

by Jean Braithwaite

<p>Virtuoso Chris Ware (b. 1967) has achieved some noteworthy firsts for comics. The Guardian First Book Award for <em>Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth</em> was the first major UK literary prize awarded for a graphic novel. In 2002 Ware

ISBN: 9781496809315

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Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the Secular West

Transgressing the Sacred

by Jason Lief

<p>This book explores the symbolic connections between Christianity and Heavy Metal music in the context of the secular West. Heavy Metal uses symbols and imagery taken from Christianity, even if the purpose is to critique religion. This usage ...

ISBN: 9781498506335

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Christmas in America

A History

by Penne L. Restad

<p>The manger or Macy's? Americans might well wonder which is the real shrine of Christmas, as they take part each year in a mix of churchgoing, shopping, and family togetherness. But the history of Christmas cannot be summed up so easily as the

ISBN: 9780199923588

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Chuck Klosterman IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas

by Chuck Klosterman

<p>Chuck Klosterman has become the pop culture commentator of his time. Now, our favourite popular phenomenon offers new introductions, outros, segues, and footnotes around a collection sure to enlarge his following. Chuck Klosterman IV is ...

ISBN: 9780571314126

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