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Martin Scorsese : a retrospective / Tom Shone.
cover imageMartin Scorsese is one of the most respected names in cinema, with a track record that puts him firmly among the all-time greats of filmmaking. Scorsese's directorial debut was in 1963, with a movie he made while still a student at New York University. He achieved superstar status, not just for himself as a director but also for Robert de Niro as an actor, with the classic Taxi Driver in 1976. Since then, Scorsese's name has become synonymous with movies that make the spine tingle- Raging Bull , Casino , The Departed --and of course, Goodfellas . From his debut feature to The Wolf of Wall Street , Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective charts the director's glittering 50-year career at the helm of filmmaking. Movie by movie, this stunning monograph provides the definitive celebration of one of cinema's most enduring talents.


Mark Twain's America : a celebration in words and images / Harry L. Katz and the Library of Congress.
cover image"Mark Twain is an American icon. We now know him as the author of classics, but in his day he was a controversial satirist and public figure who traveled the world and healed post-Civil War America with his tall tales, witty anecdotes, and humorous but insightful novels and stories. Twain's legacy continues to flourish over 100 years after his death. Mark Twain's America features spectacular examples of Twain memorabilia and period Americana from the unsurpassed collections of the Library of Congress: rare illustrations, vintage photographs, popular and fine prints, period views, caricatures, cartoons, maps, and more. Excerpts from Twain's writings are framed in a lively narrative by author Harry L. Katz. Covering the years between 1850 and 1910, the book gives readers an intimate view of Twain's many roles in life: Mississippi river boat pilot, California gold prospector, "printer's devil" at a small-town newspaper, muckraking journalist, novelist, public speaker extraordinaire, our first major celebrity author. Through letters, political cartoons, photographs and more, Mark Twain's America offers an inside look into Twain's life as well as the literary. social, and political life of America during his time."-- Provided by publisher.


Life could be verse : reflections on love, loss, and what really matters / Kirk Douglas.
cover image"Through poems, prose, and photos, Douglas candidly shares it all as he chaperones us through the stages of his life, including the untimely death of his youngest son and the stroke that left him unable to speak"--Page 4 of cover.


Pioneer girl : the annotated autobiography / Laura Ingalls Wilder ; Pamela Smith Hill, editor.
cover image"Follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory, [examining] sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction. Using additional manuscripts, letters, photographs, newspapers, and other sources, ... Wilder biographer Pamela Smith Hill adds ... context and leads readers through Wilder's growth as a writer"--Amazon.com.


Thomas Cromwell : the untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant / Tracy Borman.
cover imageWith new insights into Cromwell's character, his family life and his close relationships with both Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII, joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Tracy Borman examines the life, loves and legacy of the man who changed the shape of England forever.


 

 

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