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Great Hollywood Westerns: Classic Pictures, Must-See Movies & "B" Films
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,860. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
As many "B" and major "A" westerns are now available on DVD, here's a must-have book for every fan. Beginning with Tim McCoy's "Aces and Eights", this guide winds up with Gene Autry's best, "Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge". Other stars include Charles Starrett, Ken Maynard, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd, Hoot Gibson, Tex Ritter, John Wayne, Buck Jones, Randolph Scott, Bob Steele, Audie Murphy, Alan Ladd.
Create an Enduring Legacy: The Essential, Simple Guide for Creating Your Book in The Self-Publishing Market
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,460. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Catch the excitement, positioning yourself for great success potential. Leave an enduring legacy for your descendants, while enabling people worldwide to benefit from your life experiences, advice or expertise. Yes, starting right away you can easily leave a solid mark on our world by taking advantage of today's low-cost, on-demand self-publishing book programs.
Automotive Intelligentsia 2011-2012 Sports Car Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,520. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
The all-new second edition of the original eBook new-car guide is finally here. The Automotive Intelligentsia 2011-2012 Sports Car Guide spotlights 46 of the most coveted rides on the road, Updated profiles place the reader firmly behind the wheel and chronicle each model’s heart-pounding performance, advanced technology and storied heritage complete with fun facts, photos and specifications.
Hollywood Classics Title Index to All Movies Reviewed in Books 1 - 24
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Another essential book for a film buff's library, this one is packed with information and reviews. Some of the entries are quite extensive. JHR provides all the information you need, including complete cast and production staff. I find JHR's information invaluable. I like to read not only who acted in a movie, but who made it, both top-billed and lesser mortals. -- Ross Adams in DRESS CIRCLE mag.
MOVIE WESTERNS Hollywood Films the Wild, Wild West
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A feast of entertainment for western fans, this mammoth book details not only typical Ranch Night films like Riders of Destiny, In Old Monterey and Duel at Silver Creek, but the big "A" entries: The Searchers, The Spoilers, San Antonio, Big Country, etc. In all, 174 films are examined and reviewed. They include all the top box-office stars: Autry, Rogers, Wayne, Scott, Boyd, Holt, Maynard, Dix.
21st Century FEMA Study Course: Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22) - Basic Preparedness, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, Recovery
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 120,860. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This vital Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) independent training course manual from the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual.
Music, Thrills, Mystery, Comedy & Suspense on Video & DVD
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,680. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
Wonderful movies for every taste are now on DVD. This book examines a rich selection from As Good As It Gets through You'll Never Get Rich. Musicals include Dolly Sisters and Wonder Bar, noir thrills come Out of the Past with T-Men, mysteries include Crossfire and Song of the Thin Man, comedies explore Another Fine Mess and Fun on a Weekend, suspense takes a Special Agent on Pursuit to Algiers.
Success in the Cinema: The Money-Making Movies, The Critics' Choices & the Audience Favorites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
"Success in the Cinema" is a valuable addition to Reid's series of film books. It should be in every movie enthusiast's library. JHR reviews 110 successful movies with extensive cast, behind-the-camera and release credits plus other essential background information. There's Billy the Kid, A Place in the Sun, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Jane Eyre, Jolson Story, Letter to 3 Wives, etc.
CinemaScope Four: M-G-M MOVIES Light Up the Screen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book examines 110 wide-screen CinemaScope titles including Bad Day at Black Rock, Bells Are Ringing, Brigadoon, Designing Woman, Far From the Madding Crowd, Gigi, Guys and Dolls, King of Kings, Les Girls, Lust for Life, Moonfleet, The Reluctant Debutante, Rose Marie, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Silk Stockings, The Swan, Viva Las Vegas; as well as Ben-Hur, High Society and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Movies Magnificent: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,390. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
All Reid's books are interesting and useful. This one deals with an impressive range of movie landmarks, including credits, reviews and interesting background details on films like Algiers, Anna and the King of Siam, Bells of St Mary's, Best Years of Our Lives, Blood and Sand, Blossoms in the Dust, Citizen Kane, Cover Girl, Dinner at Eight, etc. Reid's notes on the films are totally fascinating.
Movies International: America's Best, Britain's Finest
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,770. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
British moviegoers love U.S. films. Why? A cinema manager in London's East End told me: "People come to the movies to get lost. They don't want to see Frank Sinatra in a U.K. movie, treading the same dreary streets they live in, day in, day out. They want Frank transported to a magic world, or a different world. That's what Hollywood supplies. British films are too realistic, too down-to-earth."
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This handbook reviews 178 movies, dating from 1918 to 1934, now available on DVD. They showcase stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, etc.
Hollywood's Miracles of Movie Entertainment: Classic Films from a Golden Era
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
What do all Hollywood's marvelous classic movies have in common? To me, they're all miracles of entertainment. Here are 125 of the best vintage, brought together with full credits, background information and up-to-date reviews in a spellbinding book that also includes a piece on director Charles Vidor (Cover Girl, Gilda, Rhapsody, Love Me Or Leave Me, etc.) and a breakdown of The Wolf Man series.
CinemaScope One: Stupendous in 'Scope
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
As usual, Reid gives all the info sought by movie-lovers. He not only covers well-known wide-screen movies like Auntie Mame, Pal Joey, Star Wars, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Comanche Station, Hombre, Manhattan, Man of the West, McCabe and Mrs Miller, Pal Joey, The Swan, 3 Faces of Eve, Bad Day at Black Rock, 23 Paces to Baker Street, Tony Rome; but also details 3-D's Inferno, Gorilla at Large, etc.
Hollywood's Classic Comedies: 200 Fun-Filled Films Rated & Reviewed
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,680. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
200 classic movie comedies are discussed and reviewed (with full cast and credit details) in this must-have book that will delight every vintage film fan. If you've never heard of Abbott & Costello, The 3 Stooges, or Laurel & Hardy, this is not the book for you. On the other hand, for fans of classic Hollywood comedies, this book will evoke lively memories and guide them to buy more comedy DVDs.
Hollywood Gold: Famous Films of the Forties & Fifties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book's real meat lies in its extensive cast and camera credits plus background information and reviews on all 160 titles from Adventures of Mark Twain through to You Were Never Lovelier. Most enjoyable of many extras are the inside comments on Ghost of Frankenstein, Humoresque, The Killers, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Nightmare Alley, Niagara, The Thin Man, We're Not Married, Malaya, etc.
Hollywood "B" Movies: A Treasury of Spills, Chills & Thrills
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,280. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
To moviegoers, the "B" was a movie of less appeal than the main feature. To a cinema manager, however, a "B" was any film at all with a running time less than 70 minutes. To the exchange, a "B" meant a feature that had to be sold to exhibitors at the cheapest price. This book extensively covers all three of these categories. Patrons did have favorites. Mysteries and series pictures were popular.
These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards: A Film-Lover's Guide to the Best of the Rest
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,020. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
A most interesting book, These Great Movies Won No Hollywood Awards details 142 marvelous films that thrilled audiences and critics, with a special supplement on director Henry Hathaway and his movies. JHR was the first critic to make people aware of Hathaway's importance. At first, only the French critics agreed with John, but now Hathaway is recognized as one of the great masters of the cinema.
Memorable Films of the Forties
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This book not only captures headliners like Laura, Casablanca, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St Louis, Yankee Doodle Dandy, All About Eve, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 3 Musketeers, Picture of Dorian Gray and The Paleface, but also focuses on popular pix like Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Egg and I, Ali Baba and 40 Thieves, Cobra Woman, Cat and the Canary, Ghost Breakers, Caught, Glass Key, Dallas.
Best Western Movies: Winning Pictures, Favorite Films and Hollywood "B" Entries
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
If you're just starting a cowboy movie DVD collection or are a seasoned fan of all things Western, this book is an absolute must. More than 160 films are examined in detail. All-time greats mingle with B-movie gems starring legendary heroes like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Bill Boyd. In his reviews, Reid lists the entire cast plus release dates and all essential info: directors, writers, songs, etc.