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Light of Day

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ISBN: 9780375726798
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - December 7th, 2004

Probably page-by-page the most enjoyable of Eric (Coffin for Dimitrios) Ambler's suspense books.  International intrigue,character study, travelogue and straight thrills, narrated by the delightful, sketchy Arthur Abdel Simpson - probably Ambler's most popular creation.

Gary


George Hurrell's Hollywood

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By Mark A. Vieira, Sharon Stone (Foreword by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780762450398
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Published: Running Press Adult - November 12th, 2013

An almost unbearably gorgeous book full of almost impossibly glamorous people. One of the ancillary art forms spawned by Hollywood in the studio era was the studio star portrait, and probably the master of them all was George Hurrell. Lighting, makeup and wardrobe helped, but look at what there was to work with (see freckled Joan Crawford's before-and-after portraits)!

Gary


1775:A Good Year for Revolution

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ISBN: 9780143123996
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

How and why did the farmers, hill people, city lawyers, wealthy plantation owners and other completely disparate peoples - some  of them extremely contrary - join the American revolution?  It's a complex, fascinating story, way beyond the handy school version, and Phillips has done a superb job of laying it all out.  A valuable addition to the ongoing historical record.


Gary


Shakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough

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ISBN: 9780312600761
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 16th, 2012

Wonderfully wrought chapter-length biographies with modern-day hypothetical diagnoses.  They add a depth of insight into the work and, if anything, a greater respect for the producing of literary classics in the pre-antibiotic days.  And if Dr. Ross tires of the scalpel he can certainly take up the pen.Gary


The Postman Always Rings Twice

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ISBN: 9780679723257
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 14th, 1989

Of the hundreds of lurid drug store paperbacks from the '30s to the '50s, the big three that live on are Hammett, Chandler and Cain.  The 1st two are seminal American detective literature.  Cain is deliciously raw noir melodrama, and Postman is...well, read the first line...   

Gary


My Lunches with Orson

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ISBN: 9780805097252
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Published: Metropolitan Books - July 16th, 2013

Golden, just golden! You like serious cinema history?  You like outrageous Hollywood dish? Page after page of nuggets dispensed over languid lunches at Ma Maison by the old master with director Henry Jaglom and others, edited by film author Peter Biskind (Easy Riders, Raging Bulls).

Gary


Pineapple Grenade

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ISBN: 9780061876936
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 10th, 2012

Like Carl Hiaasen, Dorsey is a native Floridian and a newsman (so he knows the way things really work under the surface).  He expresses his rage at the rampant degradation of his state with wicked, absolutely berserk humor.  Like Hiaasen dialed up to 10.

Gary


Zoo Station

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ISBN: 9781616953485
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Published: Soho Crime - May 28th, 2013

Run through all of Alan Furst?  Caught up with Philip Kerr?  Long since read the original Eric Amblers? Despair not - David Downing's British journo/spy John Russell fills the bill nicely. Zoo Station is the first of the "Station" series (the titles reference German train stations).

Gary


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