When Lassiter, a gunman with a reputation, rode into the Mormon village he found an angry mob. The object of their anger was the richest woman in town, who was unwilling to give up control of her spring water.
Author: Zane Grey
Category: Adventure stories, American
Hollywood makes the most widely successful pleasure-giving artworks the world has ever known. The industry operates under the assumption that pleasurable aesthetic experiences, among huge populations, translate into box office success. With that goal in mind, Hollywood has systematized thedelivery of aesthetic pleasure, packaging and selling it on a massive scale. In Hollywood Aesthetic, Todd Berliner accounts for the chief attraction of Hollywood cinema worldwide: its entertainment value. Analyzing Hollywood in the areas of narrative, style, ideology, and genre, Hollywood Aesthetic offers a comprehensive appraisal of the aesthetic design of Americancommercial cinema. Grounded in film history and in the psychological and philosophical literature on aesthetics, the book situates aesthetic analyses within the context of film reception, the film industry, and the current understanding of human psychology.Illustrated with numerous examples, Hollywood Aesthetic analyzes the design of a range of films that span Hollywood history. The book examines films, such as City Lights and Goodfellas, that have earned aesthetic appreciation from both fans and critics. But it also studies curious outliers andcelebrated Hollywood experiments, such as The Killing and Starship Troopers, films popular with cinephiles and cult audiences. And it demonstrates the ways in which even ordinary popular films, from Tarzan and His Mate to Rocky III, as well as New Hollywood action blockbusters, like Die Hard and TheDark Knight, offer aesthetic pleasure to mass audiences. Hollywood Aesthetic explains how these and dozens of other Hollywood movies engage viewers by satisfying their aesthetic desires. Many film scholars dismiss Hollywood cinema as mere commercial entertainment and leave it at that. Hollywood Aesthetic explains how Hollywood creates, for huge numbers of people, some of their most exhilarating experiences of art.
Pleasure in American Cinema
Author: Todd Berliner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Motion pictures
Saudi-born author Keija Parssinen’s stunning debut offers the intricate, emotionally resonant story of an American expatriate who discovers that her husband, a Saudi billionaire, has taken a second bride—an emotionally turbulent revelation that blinds them both to their teenaged son’s ominous first steps down the road of radicalization. Readers of The Septembers of Shiraz will be captivated by Parssinen’s story of love and betrayal, fundamentalism, family and country in the Middle East. Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, hails Parssinen’s characters as “richly conceived, and her evocative petrol universe of wealth, privilege, and intrigue is unforgettable,” characterizing The Ruins of Us as having “powerful storytelling that is refreshing and entertaining.”
Author: Keija Parssinen
Publisher: Harper Collins
A Play in Two Acts
Author: Bruce Jay Friedman
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Category: Future life
Check out The Better Conversations trailer: https://youtu.be/y3FrWTXC8Uw “I thought I knew how to have a conversation; I’ve had millions of them. Some were good, others not so much so. But I want to have GREAT conversations, and Jim Knight has taught me how. The proof is in: better conversations are possible and the results are worth the investment.” --DOUGLAS FISHER Coauthor of Rigorous Reading and Unstoppable Learning Because conversation is the lifeblood of any school You don’t want this book—you need this book. Why this confident claim? Think about how many times you’ve walked away from school conversations, sensing they could be more productive, but at a loss for how to improve them. Enter instructional coaching expert Jim Knight, who in Better Conversations honors our capacity for improving our schools by improving our communication. Asserting that our schools are only as good as the conversations within them, Jim shows us how to adopt the habits essential to transforming the quality of our dialogues. As coaches, as administrators, as teachers, it’s time to thrive. Learn how to: Coach ourselves and each other to become better communicators Listen with empathy Find common ground Build Trust Our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth depends upon our doing this hard work. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and dare to change for the better of the students we serve. You can get started now with Better Conversationsand the accompanying Reflection Guide to Better Conversations.
Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected
Author: Jim Knight
Publisher: Corwin Press
America, prepare for the ultimate taste treat! Throw aside those boring diet books and join the craze that's hotter than a vat of boiling oil: deep-frying! Rick Browne, host of the public television series "Barbecue America", will acquaint you with the marvels of cooking in a deep fryer or Dutch oven. By sealing in flavor and texture and sealing out extra fat, the high cooking temperature results in incredibly succulent meats, crunchy vegetables, and sinfully satisfying breads and desserts. With Browne's extensive tips, deep-frying has never been safer or easier. Rick Browne sweeps you up in a culinary whirlwind of fried-and-true favorites for every stage of your meal, including: Couch Potato Skins Beer-Battered Chicken Pitchfork Steaks The Real Fried Green Tomatoes Grand Marnier Beignets Maudie Frickert's Fried Cheesecake Deep-Fried Turkey, with tips for the world's best results Browne responds with more than one hundred recipes for crisp, golden delights that will make your tongue throw a party for your mouth. This definitive, down-home, sizzlin', boilin', and bubblin' cookbook is sure to make a frequent fryer out of you!
Author: Rick Browne
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
Cam and Zoe learn the alphabet is a great way to introduce the alphabet to young children. Cam and Zoe explore, identify and apply each letter of the alphabet to everyday objects, all within their very own alphabet adventure. Written and illustrated by Aussie mum of two Karyn Olsen, it is her hope that your children will enjoy her books as much as her own do.
Author: Karyn Olsen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A former right-wing journalist offers inside information on the tactics utilized by the conservative media to influence American consciousness, analyzing right-wing media theories to identify their role in such events as the disputed 2000 election and the war with Iraq. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Right-wing Media and how it Corrupts Democracy
Author: David Brock
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Category: Political Science
A sweeping tale from the original Queen of Romance, originally published in 1929 and now available in eBook for the first time. Joanna is distraught when Richard leaves. It is difficult to be brave, knowing he is returning to his wife. The decision seemed right; but alone now, she writhes in the torment of separation. The vast wastes of snow and spruce stretch out into the black of the moonless Arctic night and Joanna loses herself in the overwhelming expanse... Suddenly, a sled pulls up to the cabin and stops. A man in furs jumps off and shakes back the hood to reveal a face that Joanna once knew... a face that now makes her heart beat faster in terror.
Author: Denise Robins
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
The medieval leper is a pathetic figure; records of the remarkable survival of a leper colony in Scandinavia until the early years of the 20th century provides a window onto the reality of this tragic disease.
Author: Peter Richards
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
When the Monahan Family asks Spike to find their daughter Ruby, he accepts. The problem? Ruby's a half-demon and has been checked into the Mosaic Wellness Center, a rehab facility for vampires, demons, and other creatures of the night. The solution -- Spike checks himself in as a patient. But there's another, slightly bigger problem -- the hundreds of super-powered, supernatural patients at Mosaic know Spike, and want him dead. If the therapy doesn't kill him, the other patients will...
Author: Brian Lynch,Franco Urru
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake. Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he's on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time. But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor's re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time. With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly...falling in love.
Author: Jocelynn Drake,Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Provides career advice for novices and professionals, offering tips on networking, playing the club circuit, working weddings and parties, writing advertising jingles, and getting jobs as a studio musician
A Practical Guide to Earning Money in the Music Business
Author: Mike Levine
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
The author offers pasta pleasures that range from authentic Italian & exotic Oriental to traditional European dishes. Delicious & economical recipes for over 100 sublime ways to serve pasta.
Author: Nika Standen Hazelton
Discusses the vital aspects of how to make a proper and permanent record of research work. Goes beyond the mechanical of simply filling in the notebook pages with details on the skills needed to create proper records of research, observations, and results. Helps to increase awareness of what is being done in the lab and to develop a flexible style of notekeeping that will serve a variety of research environments.
Author: Howard M. Kanare
Publisher: An American Chemical Society Publication
Author: Richmal Crompton
Category: Children's stories