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Conspiracy Theories
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Who killed JFK? Was Jack the Ripper a member of the Freemasons? Is Skull and Bones a secret society placed to form a sinister shadow government, or is it a gathering of wealthy kids performing bizarre adolescent rituals? Are we alone in the universe? Van Dyk’s Conspiracy Theories takes a look at some of the most provocative stories of our time, and the conspiracies that shroud them.
Boomer Brand Winners & Losers
Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 42,710. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Growing up in the 50s and 60s, Boomer kids were surrounded by brands. That's when the modern brand was born, when brands reflected popular culture, and when brand advertising flourished. "Boomer Brand Winners & Losers" features fascinating stories of 156 best and worst brands of the Boomer era.
Animated Discussions: Critical Essays on Anime
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,360. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Whether they’re tracing depictions of the apocalypse from their roots in the ancient Near East to hit anime of the 90s and 2000s, exploring the ways in which certain mecha and magical girl shows equate trauma and heroism, or just trying to figure out why Utena turned into a car, the essays in this collection combine an accessible style with literary analysis to present anime in a new light!
History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. Discover the facts behind it: from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Doctor Who, folklore, fantasy, customs, cities, festivals, and much more.
The English Teacher’s Guide to the Hamilton Musical: Symbols, Allegory, Metafiction, and Clever Language
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,570. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The high school or college English class offers a long list of technical terms: Symbolism, Irony, Metafiction, Allegory, Metaphor… here’s the list, from Absurdity to Zeugma, all defined through the clever wordplay of Hamilton.
Killer B's: The 237 Best Movies on Video You've (Probably) Never Seen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,680. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
The iTunes Movie Guru (Emeritus) shares his pick of the best unknown movies available on demand -- great little films that never found their proper audiences. No "forgotten favorites," no "so bad they're good" trash, just the delight of discovery of terrific films. It’s just as easy to find a hidden gem as a blockbuster, if you know what to look for. Killer B’s tells you what to look for.
Did Queen Victoria Have a German Accent?
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Writer and journalist Richard Milton has been blogging for more than twenty years. The many articles in this book are those that have attracted many thousands of online readers. Says Richard, 'I’m astounded to discover that so many people, like me, are keen to know whether Queen Victoria had a German accent. I'm astonished that so many share my idle curiosity about something so inconsequential."
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (Second Edition)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,770. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This all-new, revised, and expanded first volume of essays from the acclaimed blog TARDIS Eruditorum traces the evolving critical history of the hit television show Doctor Who. This volume covers the first three years of the program, with William Hartnell in the starring role. Features extensive revisions and eleven new essays exclusive to this book.
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2: Adventure
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off!) Words: 151,950. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Son Goku’s adventure begins! Join me in Dragon Ball Culture Volume 2, as we travel along with Goku on his epic journey for greater strength. With each step that Goku takes, you’ll discover more of the hidden spirituality and symbolism in Dragon Ball that makes the series so successful. Not because of the action or the humor, but because it reminds you of what it means to be alive.
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off!) Words: 96,040. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Let the battle begin! In Dragon Ball Culture Volume 3: Battle, you’ll discover the origin of Goku’s training mentality. Travel alongside Goku as he becomes the disciple of the world’s greatest martial artist, meets his new training partner, and competes in the largest tournament on Earth. Will this wild monkey boy gain the discipline he needs to become the champion?
Dragon Ball Culture Volume 4: Westward
Series: Dragon Ball Culture. Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off!) Words: 124,410. Language: American English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Goku goes west! His grand adventure begins anew as his martial arts master tells him to travel the world to increase his power. But what will happen when this naïve boy enters the real world and meets people who want to harm him? Will he be able to find his grandpa’s 4-Star dragon ball, or will the villainous Red Ribbon Army get to it first?!
What They Wrote: In Praise of Dark Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Books & Reading, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
What They Wrote is a collection of introductions, articles, and reviews by Jack Ketchum of various horror novels and collections. Included here are introductions for works by Edward Lee, Stanley Wiater, Barry Hoffman, Kealan Patrick Burke, Thomas Tessier, P.D. Cacek, Lucy Taylor, Tim Lebbon, and T.M. Wright. Also included are reviews of two Stephen King novels and a John Carpenter movie.
Martians, Morlocks and Moon Landings: How British Science Fiction Conquered The World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Martians, Morlocks and Moon Landings details the influence of British Science Fiction on the world stage and is a must-read resource for anyone with an interest in the genre.
From the Ridiculous to the Sublime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: British English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
a collection of remarkable short stories to astonish and amaze.
Winning the Game of Thrones: The Host of Characters and their Agendas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,030. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This book explores characters’ agendas, from Sansa’s secret schemes to Arya’s ultimate goal. What is Cersei’s true fear? What do trout or golden roses symbolize? Is the show a feminist success or a male playground? This book answers all these and more, revealing the enigmas and surprises hidden deep within the series.
Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Literary Criticism & Collections, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Who was Cinna? What do the hawthorn and primrose symbolize? Or President Snow’s roses and Peeta’s bread? What about Katniss’s last name? Bringing details from myths, herbal guides, military histories, and the classics, English professor and award-winning pop culture author Valerie Estelle Frankel sheds light on the deeper meanings behind Panem’s heroes and villains in this hottest of YA trilogies.
A Decade Now Available for Streaming: A Celebration of the Films That Helped Define the 2010's
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 26,270. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With another decade in the books, it's time to start looking back at what came before and understand where we have been. This is a look at how film evolved into something new and exciting in the digital age.

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