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Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. First Printing. Hardcover. 687 pages, notes, index, some soiling to edges. David Nasaw (born July 18, 1945) is an American author, biographer and historian who specializes in the cultural and social history of early 20th Century America. Nasaw is on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he is the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Professor of History. In addition to writing numerous scholarly and popular books, he has written for publications such as the Columbia Journalism Review, American Historical Review, American Heritage, Dissent, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The London Review of Books, and Conde Nast Traveler. Nasaw has appeared in several documentaries, including The American Experience, 1996, and two episodes of the History Channel's April 2006 miniseries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: "The Homestead Strike" and "The Assassination of President McKinley". He is cited extensively in the US and British media as an expert on the history of popular entertainment and the news media, and as a critic of American philanthropy.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. 1st Mariner Bk Edition. First Printing. 687, wraps, illus., notes, index, ink underlining on a few pages, sticker residue on rear cover This biography of William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) is based on previously unavailable sources, including Hearst's private papers.
Secaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press, 1972. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Trade paperback. Quarto. 192 pages. Wraps. Profusely illustrated. Bibliography. Front cover somewhat weakened. Some wear and soiling to covers. Small piece missing to edge rear cover. Short biography followed by a complete film listing with credits, cast members, synopsis, photos, and some reviews for each film in which Carole Lombard appeared. A career study of the great 1930's actress who died tragically in a plane crash in 1942. A retrospective of the film career of Carole Lombard, one of the greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema, and noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930s. This lavishly illustrated study features a compact biography, followed by a complete filmography of her films. Each film is addressed in detail and presented in date order. Each film listing includes the studio and year produced, cast list, plot synopsis, and excerpts from contemporaneous reviews.
Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1985. Hardcover. viii, 402,  pages. Illustrations. References. Bibliography. Index. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.75 inches. This book deals with feature motion pictures, made-for-television films, and television series that feature some aspect of aviation. The story of the men who filmed, and sometimes died, in Hollywood skies is an exciting one. It is the equal of the story of any other film genre, although it has been long neglected by cinematic scholars.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 525,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling, and some sticker residue on back. DJ front flap creased. This is one of the Film and Culture series. Louis Pizzitola is a visual artist and an amateur filmmaker. It was William Randolph Hearst who understood how to use cinema to exploit the public's desire for entertainment and to create film propaganda. Hearst saw his future and the future of Hollywood as one and the same. He pioneered and capitalized on the synergistic relationship between journalism and advertising and motion pictures. He sent movie cameramen to the inauguration of William McKinley and the front lines of the Spanish-American War. He played a prominent role in organizing film propaganda for World War I. By the 1910s, Hearst was producing his own pictures—he ran one of the first animation studios and made many popular movie serials, including The Perils of Pauline (creating both the scenario and the catchphrase title) and Patria.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 325,  pages. Frontis illustrations. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Publisher's ephemera laid in. Ben Hamill Procter (February 21, 1927 – April 17, 2012) was a historian who served from 1957 to 2000 on the faculty of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He obtained Bachelor of Arts and master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He then received a second master's degree and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. From 1979 to 1980, Procter was the president of the Texas State Historical Association. Procter held the Cecil and Ida Green Emeritus chair in the TCU History Department. He received the Summerfield R. Roberts Award for best book contribution to Texas history. He was a Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation fellow, honored for teaching and research. He was a biographer of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst and U.S. Senator John Henninger Reagan.
Boston: Clarion Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 179,  pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Notes. Bibliography. Sarah Bernhardt: A Timeline. Index. Signed by the author on the title page. Catherine Reef is a nonfiction writer whose biographies, social histories, health books, and descriptions of famous buildings and monuments both inform and entertain readers. Notable among her biographical subjects are the actress Sarah Bernhardt, writers such as E.E. Cummings, John Steinbeck, and Walt Whitman, scientists such as Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, and outstanding African Americans from Colin Powell to the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Addressing the spirit of place in America, Reef has also written about such historical monuments as Monticello, Mount Vernon, and the Lincoln Memorial. Among her books of social history are those dealing with African Americans, such as Africans in America: The Spread of People and Culture, as well as several detailing the African-American military contribution, including Buffalo Soldiers and Civil War Soldiers.