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Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen by George J Cole
Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism(5.00 from 1 review)
Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
On Brandon Hill: Popular Culture in Bristol since World War Two by Nick Gilbert
Price: Free! Words: 132,750. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
On Brandon Hill is the first ever comprehensive history of post-war Bristolian culture, and covers all the major art forms for which the city is famous – music, TV, animation, street art – as well as its contributions to film, theatre, literature, fine art etc. First-hand accounts by the author and a gurt big dollop of West Country humour are woven into a gigantic cultural tapestry,
October Horror: Musings on Horror Movies by C. Patrick Neagle
Price: Free! Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012 by Goblinbrook Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire(4.00 from 1 review)
If you have a love for horror movies--for turning off the lights and curling up on the sofa with a bowl of popcorn and a cozy blanket and something frightening on the TV--then you'll want to read "October Horror". The author loves horror movies, too, and spent at least 8,000 words writing about his favorites (and his least favorites). There's humor, and maybe even some insights...maybe.
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Germanium, Planetary Esoteric Cryptology, the Toga Party, Superman’s Best Friend, and Sunflower Diaries 29th, Volume 32 by Rod Island
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 28. Price: Free! Words: 48,890. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Volume 32 is a continuation of Volume 31. It cites news articles from 7/20 of 2014 such as the death of James Garner born 4/7 the pair of pigeons disrupting a game with Adrian Beltre born 4/7 with pitcher Roman Mendez. It cites the key words Roman linking to "Chuck vs. the Alma Mater" #1.7. It also looks at the data unscrambled for Superman's best friend Pete Ross in "Smallville."
Politics on Film by John Greco
Price: Free! Words: 23,970. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
17 essays covering politically tinged films dating back to the 1930s thru the 1960s. Movies discussed are well-known works like The Best Man, All the King’s Men, Duck Soup, and Yankee Doodle Dandy, to more obscure films such as Medium Cool, What Every Woman Knows, and Left, Right, and Center.
50 Stories in 50 States: Tales Inspired by a Motorcycle Journey Across the USA Vol 3, the South by Kevin B Parsons
Price: Free! Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
America teems with history and culture. Volume III of the five book series follows the same theme of ten short stories, taking place in the South. The tales, both historic and current, reflect the American way of life. Approximately 36,000 words, a third the size of a full length novel.
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 1: William Hartnell (Second Edition) by Elizabeth Sandifer
Series: TARDIS Eruditorum. 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.
Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games by Valerie Estelle Frankel
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.
Lady Biya’s Guide to Medieval Aviculture by Laurel A. Rockefeller
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until July 16!) Words: 12,510. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
The collected works and research of "Lady Biya Saman" (mka Laurel A. Rockefeller) from the Society for Creative Anachronism concerning companion birds in the middle ages. Includes class handouts from "Survey to Medieval Aviculture" and "Talons and White Crests" about Asian falconry and Chinese aviculture.
Conspiracy Theories by Dee Van Dyk
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.
Darker Side Of The Moon by Rob Shelsky & George Kempland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Rob Shelsky. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Travel to the DARKER SIDE OF THE MOON and discover: - "They" Are Watching Us! - The Mysterious World of UFOs - Lethal UFO Encounters, Actual Cases - Hidden Alien Bases, Evidence from NASA’s Report - Deadly Interference by Ancient Aliens - The Alien Agenda - Alien Abductions - Apocalypse “2012” and Doomsday - Aliens—Are Not Our "Friends" Expert Author collaboration of Rob Shelsky & George Kempland
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Rhodium, Training People in Drops of Jupiter with Soul Sisters Who Meet Virginia, and Magical ME 13th, 14th, 15th, & 16th, Volume 45 by Rod Island
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 41. Price: Free! Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Fortune telling, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Volume 45 is a continuation of Volume 44. It covers news for 8/3 of 2014 that is of Psychic Significance. It examines the 2013 movie "Internship" that talks about "Flashdance." There are some news articles that surfaced that day that can indirectly prove that this movie was pushing through the Psychic Field and manifesting number tags and symbols.
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Chlorine, Hurricane Arthur, Knights Who Say Knee, Wild Wild West, and Sunflower Diaries 14th, Volume 17 by Rod Island
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 13. Price: Free! Words: 42,920. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Volume 17 is a continuation of Volume 16 covering news articles that surfaced on 7/4 of 2014. It republishes "Sunflower Diaries," Volume 14. It covers the story of "Wild Wild West" and an examination of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog." It shows the news articles over the last 48 hours aligning with "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
The Fabulous Films of the 30s by The Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA)
Price: Free! Words: 35,850. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » North America
This collection of 19 essays by a selection of the best classic film bloggers currently writing, members of the Classic Movie Blog Association (CMBA), covers mainstream hits like The Adventures of Robin Hood and cult classics like Freaks. These essays help profile the decade that changed Hollywood in the public's eye from a den of vice and sin to a veritable dream factory, picture by picture.
Schlock Sleaze & Cheesy Bs by Ian Watson
Price: Free! Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism(5.00 from 1 review)
Sexploitation! Shocksploitation! Blaxploitation! Grindhouses and drive-ins may be gone, but the b-string and basement budget pictures that played them have endured. With their bad acting, drooping mikes and constant mix of day/night shots, you wouldn't call them well-made but there's a strange appeal to their raw, unrestrained shenanigans. Welcome to the golden age of Exploitation Cinema!
Women Of Brass: The Subversive Feminism Of Joe Ezterhas and Paul Verhoeven by Montgomery Raye
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Montgomery Raye slides between the sheets in an analysis of the erotically charged collaborations from a controversial pair of filmmaking renegades – Paul Verhoeven and Joe Ezterhas. Take a walk on the revolutionary side in “Women Of Brass: The Subversive Feminism of Joe Ezterhas and Paul Verhoeven”.
The Eternal Return: Oedipus, The Tempest, Forbidden Planet by David Sheppard
Series: Tales of the Mythic World, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 33,850. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Literature
The Eternal Return is Volume II of the Tales of the Mythic World series. This narrative discusses the relationship between Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus (429 BC), Shakespeare's The Tempest (1611), and the Adler/Hume movie Forbidden Planet (1956). It also delves into the relationships between the authors' lives and their work.
The English Teacher’s Guide to the Hamilton Musical: Symbols, Allegory, Metafiction, and Clever Language by Valerie Estelle Frankel
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.