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Phil Hall | The History of Independent Cinema

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 May 2009 14:47

book_ind-cinema.jpgThe border between independent and studio production has always been permeable, and from the earliest years of film people have gone back and forth between the two worlds.

 

 

Stefan Merrill Block | The Story of Forgetting (Random House)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 08 May 2009 06:27

book_block2.jpgStefan Merrill Block's elegant prose kept me turning the pages.

 

   

Richard Bausch | Peace (Vintage)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 08 May 2009 06:26

book_bausch.jpgPeace is a book that makes you think and feel. Not a lot happens, yet everything does.

 

 

Alexander McCall Smith | The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 May 2009 06:22

book_detective.jpgThe series feels like taking a trip to Botswana in the company of an intimate friend who grew up there.

 

   

Stephan Romano | Shock Festival (idwpublishing.com)

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Written by Chris Gibson Thursday, 30 April 2009 08:07

book_shock-festival.jpgI felt like I'd finally seen everything this golden age of exploitation had to offer.

 

 

Douglas McEwan | The Q Guide to Classic Monster Movies

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:28

book_q-movies.jpgThat's the spirit of Alyson's Q Guide series: heartfelt and ironic at the same time, with an ample dose of humor and a very personal approach to the topic at hand.

 

   

Randy Charles Epping | The 21st-Century Economy: A Beginner's Guide

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:24

book_21st-century.jpgIf you want to get wise to how the economy works in the modern world, a good place to start is here.

 

 

Charles Bracelen Flood | 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History (Simon & Schuster; $30)

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 09 April 2009 09:45

book_1864.jpgFlood endows Lincoln with the humanness that sometimes eludes him in other books,

 

   

Amy Chua | Day of Empire (Anchor)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:42

book_amy-chua.jpgHow Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why They Fall

 

 

Gerald Prokopowicz | Did Lincoln Own Slaves? (Vintage)

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Written by Daniel Russell Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:40

book_lincoln.jpgAnd other frequently asked questions about Abraham Lincoln

 

   

Simon Critchley | Book of Dead Philosophers (Vintage)

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Written by Dan Russell Friday, 13 February 2009 02:36

book_dead-philosophers.jpgCritchley's skill is in providing a quick and easily accessible summary of their beliefs and how those beliefs carried them through to their ends.

 

 

Eric Kraft | Flying (Picador)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 09 January 2009 04:02

book_flying.jpgKraft uses an interesting technique, having the narrator rewrite events so as to make them more exciting.

 

   

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