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Par Peter Biskind. 1998
From interviews with directors, producers, stars, spurned spouses, and burned partners, Biskind looks at the landmark movies of the 1970s… and the people who made them while frequently destroying themselves in the process. He describes an era of gritty new realism and ethnicity starring the likes of Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Jane Fonda. 1998.
Par James S Romm. 2014
Explores the moral struggles, political intrigues and violent vendettas that enmeshed Seneca, the ancient Roman writer and philosopher, in the… brutal daily lives of the imperial family and the regime of his student, Nero. 2014.
Par Marjorie Harris. 2009
Harris - who has been an organic gardener since the 1960s - encourages the Canadian gardener to get back to… basics. With information updated for today's society, she shows how little use pesticides and chemicals are when making a lush and abundant garden. 2009.
Par Peter Meineck. 2005
In this course, New York University professor Peter Meineck examines, in detail, the way in which military power, colonial organization,… superior technology, a well-organized infrastructure, and a cohesive economic system helped to make Rome such a successful empire. These elements of Roman genius are well known, but it was the very idea of Rome that proved persuasive and this Roman ideal was born from mythology. 2005.
Par Knowlton Nash. 1996
Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's "The National," presents a collection of stories about the CBC, from its beginning to… the 1990s. Using interviews with more than 120 past and present stars, Nash relates anecdotes about CBC personalities and shows, and what really went on behind the scenes. 1996.
Par Diane Ackerman. 2001
A celebration of the sensory pleasures of the garden, from deadheading flowers to studying slugs. Ackerman describes the unexpected drama,… and the sanctuary, that her garden provides. Her hymn to the outdoors and the pleasure we take in it ranges from descriptions of nature's violence to loneliness, portrayed by clamouring male crickets in spring, to sheer wonderment. 2001.
Par Bill Podmore, Peter Reece. 1990
Bill Podmore of Coronation Street has revealed his personal memories of Britain's most famous soap. During the 13 years with… Coronation Street, he led the soap to number one position. Bill tells of the real behind-the-scenes stories of the world's most famous street. 1990.
Par Ethan Mordden. 1998
Discusses how the musical theatre of the 1950s was revolutionized by the development of the long-playing record, which enabled the… quick production of original-cast recordings. Musical comedies dominated the era with shows such as "Guys and dolls," "The music man," and "Can-Can." 1998.
Par H. W. F Saggs. 1989
Archaeological discoveries have proven that rich cultures in Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Iran and Mesopotamia existed 2000 years before the Greek… and Roman civilizations. The author discusses politics, religion, education, trade, law, medicine and architecture. 1989.
Par Ralph King. 2000
Filippo Brunelleschi's design for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence remains one of the… greatest achievements of Renaissance architecture. The dome was completed in 1436 and spans over 140 feet - larger than St Paul's in London, St Peter's in Rome and the Capitol in Washington, DC, making it the largest dome ever constructed using bricks and mortar. Brunelleschi's ambition and ingenuity, personal rivalries and intrigues are set in the context of the plagues, wars and political feuds of Renaissance Florence. 2000.
Par Richard Buckle. 1980
Par David Soren, Aicha Ben Abed Ben Khader, Hédi Slim. 1990
The history and culture of Tunisia, one of the most powerful cities in ancient times, from its colonization by the… Phoenicians in the 8th or 9th century B.C. to the end of the Roman occupation in the 7th century A.D. 1990.
Par Brian Johnson. 2000
Over the last 25 years, The Toronto International Film Festival has grown from a turbulent upstart to one of the… biggest and most influential annual events on the movie industry calendar. Maclean's entertainment writer Brian D. Johnson celebrates the festival's evolution and offers an authoritative historical analysis of North America's premiere cinematic spectacle. 2000.
Par Kieran Egan. 2000
This narrative is a chronicle of Egan's Zen garden adventure with observations about the "Zen" principles that guided his work.… It is the education professor's first foray into the world of garden writing. 2000.
Par William Vaughan. 1999
The period from the early works of Hogarth (about 1730) to the death of Turner (1851) was the golden age… of British painting, bringing it into the forefront of European art. The main figures are Hogarth, Ramsay, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Lawrence, Blake, Constable and Turner. William Vaughan discusses the key personalities and analyses the class structure, political background, including the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, and economic factors that governed the art market. 1999.
Par Ethan Mordden. 1999
Discusses the shift in the focus of 1940s musicals from comedy routines to plays and identifies some defining features of… the new form. The emergent musical productions and their original-cast recordings found a permanent place in our society, with many of the shows still being performed in the 1990s. 1999.
Par Robert Greskovic. 1998
Par Marc Aronson. 1998
An account of various twentieth-century art movements including dance, music, and painting that shocked the mainstream establishment at the time… with their newness and innovation. Includes pop art, surrealism, cubism, jazz, rock and roll, and ballet as well as individual portraits of various artists. For senior high and older readers. 1998.
Par Don Nardo. 1994
History of the culture often credited with originating belief in the worth of the individual. Begins with the birth of… Greek civilization about 2200 B.C. and continues with the development of city-states, the Greek and Persian wars, the Athenian Empire and Athens's golden era, the Peloponnesian War, the feats and death of Alexander the Great, and the Hellenistic Age that ended about A.D. 1. Junior High. c1994.
Par Neal Gabler. 1988
Gabler presents the lives of some of the great founding Hollywood moguls such as Adolph Zukor, the Warner brothers, William… Fox, and Louis B. Mayer, and shows how the empire they helped build reflected their vision of America. These former East European Jews began a dream factory in which they rejected their past and embraced their new country. Includes strong language. 1989, c1988.