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Public Enemies: The Host of America's Most Wanted Targets the Nation's Most Notorious Criminals

by John Walsh Philip Lerman

The host of America's Most Wanted, John Walsh has formed a vital partnership with the public, the media, and law enforcement that has led to the capture of hundreds of the worst serial killers, kidnappers, pedophiles, and rapists of our time. In Public Enemies he reveals the cost -- the blood, sweat, and tears -- behind the relentless pursuit of hard justice, in such infamous cases as: Kyle Bell: A lifelong sexual predator whose madness culminated in the slaying of an eleven-year-old North Dakota girl. Bell was one of the only fugitives AMW had to capture twice -- and his case stirred more outrage than any other broadcast in AMW's history. Kathleen Soliah: This accused Symbionese Liberation Army terrorist disappeared in 1969 only to resurface twenty-five years later as suburban housewife and soccer mom Sara Jane Olson. Her arrest, following AMW's profile of Soliah and her former SLA partner James Kilgore, incited a stunning controversy. Rafael Resendez-Ramirez: aka The Railroad Killer. A sociopathic drifter, he rode the Texas rails, stopping only to rape and kill. His case was first brought to the public eye by AMW, and it was a secret call to the program's hot line that ultimately led to his surrender. In those and other gripping true-crime profiles, John Walsh exposes the behind-the-scenes drama of the groundbreaking show, and what actually unfolds between the crimes and the captures -- the vital leads from strangers, the dangerous manhunts, the developments cut from the AMW broadcasts, and the dogged investigations by authorities. He divulges stunning lapses in the judicial process that release monsters to the streets time and again. He takes readers inside the hearts and souls of the grieving families, and gives eyewitness accounts of the dramatic final moments when fugitives are finally taken down. An outspoken and unstoppable crusader, John Walsh ignites Public Enemies with righteous anger and gut-level emotion. But his heartfelt motto echoes throughout: I truly believe, with all my heart and soul, that together we can make a difference. It's a conviction Walsh offers as inspiration to the innocents affected by crime, and to all who feel powerless in the face of unfathomable evil.

Punny Places: Jokes That Make You Mappy (Make Me Laugh)

by June Swanson

Filled with over one hundred playful puns, goofy gigglers, sly spoofs, and more, each joke book in this laugh-out-loud series will keep kids howling for more!

The Puppies Of Terra

by Thomas M. Disch

The 'puppies' are humans who have chosen a life of luxury and leisure as the pets of powerful aliens, as opposed to the wild Dingoes who maintain a crumbling society on Earth. The Puppies of Terra is an expansion of the short story White Fang Goes Dingo.

Pure Drivel

by Steve Martin

From a wildly imaginative meditation on who Lolita would be at age 50 to a skit entitled "I Love Loosely," in which Lucy and Ricky Ricardo play the parts of Hillary and President Clinton, this collection by comic genius Martin is both hilariously funny and intelligent in its skewering of the topic at hand.

The Purple Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Riddles

by David A. Adler

When did Pilgrims first say "God Bless America?" The first time they heard America sneeze. Why did the farmer put suntan lotion on his turkey? He liked dark meat. What are unhappy cranberries called? Blueberries Why did the Indians whisper? The corn had ears. New and original riddles mixed with some old favorites are hilariously illustrated by Marylin Hafner.

Purpose: An Immigrant's Story

by Anthony Bozza Wyclef Jean

Purpose is Wyclef Jean's powerful story of a life rooted in struggle, soul-searching, art, and survival. In his own voice the multi-platinum musician and producer shares everything, from his childhood in Haiti to his rise to the top of the American music scene. For the first time ever, Wyclef reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the Fugees, including his partnership with Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel, the details of their award-winning album The Score, and the solo career that followed. For fans of early Wyclef efforts like The Carnival or later albums like From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion-and for fans of books like Jay-Z's Decoded or Russell Simmons' Super Rich-Wyclef's Purpose is an inspiring, one-of-a-kind look at one of the world's most talented artists.

Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your [entertainment] Business

by Thembisa S. Mshaka

There is a great mystique about the entertainment industry and a fervent desire in many to be part of it. But what many women don't realize is that most entertainment career guides are written from the point of view of the male executive, or are filled with industry and legal jargon-making them difficult to read and understand. Now, in PUT YOUR DREAMS FIRST, Thembisa Mshaka uses her 15 years of experience in the music industry to expose the hidden truths that women need to know as they aspire toward entertainment careers, such as how to avoid compromising one's self-respect and the little-known fact that women run a large part of the business. This highly informative guide is for every woman wanting to know how to navigate the entertainment superhighway and find that job of a lifetime.

Putting on a Play (Vocabulary Readers 5.4.5)

by Carlynn Trout

An introduction to what goes into putting on a play: actors, directors, writers, and costume and stage design.

Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones

by Quincy Jones

The first entry in a multivolume set that will be essential reading for aspiring producers and artists everywhere, Q on Producing presents the master's approach to making music.

Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones

by Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones has won multiple grammy awards. He has been acknowledged as a masterful jazz, rock, and funk musician, has created some of the most memorable film scores of the pop era, and has sat at the production controls for numerous landmark albums, including Michael Jackson's Thriller, the biggest-selling long-player of all time.

Queen Latifah

by Kathleen Tracy

Queen Latifah was a tomboy in her New Jersey city. But now, she's a rapper, (her CD's have sold millions), she is an actress, (She was nominated for an academy award, the first hip-hop artist to be nominated), and so much more. this children's biography highlights her career moves, from rap to acting, and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.

Queen: The Life and Music of Dinah Washington

by Nadine Cohodas

In this biography of jazz singer Dinah Washington (1924-1963), Cohodas traces her life as a child in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the beginnings of her career when she sang with Lionel Hampton's band, recordings and songs, and her performances with her trio, as a soloist, and other groups. A discography is provided. Cohodas is the author of other books on music and politics. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Queer Bergman: Sexuality, Gender, and the European Art Cinema

by Daniel Humphrey

One of the twentieth century's most important filmmakers--indeed one of its most important and influential artists--Ingmar Bergman and his films have been examined from almost every possible perspective, including their remarkable portrayals of women and their searing dramatizations of gender dynamics. Curiously however, especially considering the Swedish filmmaker's numerous and intriguing comments on the subject, no study has focused on the undeniably queer characteristics present throughout this nominally straight auteur's body of work; indeed, they have barely been noted. Queer Bergman makes a bold and convincing argument that Ingmar Bergman's work can best be thought of as profoundly queer in nature. Using persuasive historical evidence, including Bergman's own on-the-record (though stubbornly ignored) remarks alluding to his own homosexual identifications, as well as the discourse of queer theory, Daniel Humphrey brings into focus the director's radical denunciation of heteronormative values, his savage and darkly humorous deconstructions of gender roles, and his work's trenchant, if also deeply conflicted, attacks on homophobically constructed forms of patriarchic authority. Adding an important chapter to the current discourse on GLBT/queer historiography, Humphrey also explores the unaddressed historical connections between post-World War II American queer culture and a concurrently vibrant European art cinema, proving that particular interrelationship to be as profound as the better documented associations between gay men and Hollywood musicals, queer spectators and the horror film, lesbians and gothic fiction, and others.

Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys

by Barbara Mennel

Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by highlighting key films that emerged at historical turning points throughout the twentieth century. The book traces the representation of gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation movements of the roaring 1920s in Berlin to the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City and the emergence of queer activism and film in the early 1990s. The book explains early tropes of queerness, such as the boarding school or the vampire, and describes the development of camp from 1950s Hollywood to underground art of the late 1960s in New York City. It concludes with an exploration of the contemporary mainstreaming of gay and lesbian films and global queer cinema. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys thus offers an introduction to a gay and lesbian film history, but also contributes to an academic discussion about queer subversion of mainstream film.

The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

by Nadine Hubbs

Nadine Hubbs shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive "American sound" and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of America's Sound homes in on the role of these artists' self-identification.

Queering Teen Culture: All-American Boys and Same-Sex Desire in Film and Television

by Jeffrey P. Dennis

Examines text and subtext in relationships between male characters in t.v. and film from the 1950s through the present.

Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy: How to Philosophize with a Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch

by Richard Greene K. Silem Mohammad

Fifteen essays presented by Greene (philosophy, Weber State U) and Mohammad (language, literature, and philosophy, Southern Oregon U) explore a range of philosophical questions through engagements with the films of director Quentin Tarantino. Topics include a Nietzschean reading of Reservoir Dogs, the ethics of revenge and mercy and the recitation of the biblical passage Ezekiel 25:17 in Pulp Fiction, the ethics of vengeance in Kill Bill, knowledge and pragmatism in Jackie Brown, transformations of time and causality in Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill as Oedipal play, and elements of Buddhist philosophy in Kill Bill.

Quentins

by Maeve Binchy

Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurent? A story of the lives of many people who ate at the famous Quentins.

Quick, Before the Music Stops: How Ballroom Dancing Saved My Life

by Janet Carlson

"I've been dancing steadily since that Valentine's Day. I have taken countless lessons and classes, passed a professional certification exam, done several shows and a competition--yes, dressed in those outrageous gowns and false eyelashes--and then gone back home to the kids, the soccer, the housework, and to work the next day. It hasn't been easy to make room in the schedule for my passion, but I have done it, because I'm certain now that it is necessary for life. This new period is rich--as rich in some ways as having my two children because it has been a kind of birth--but it has also been extraordinarily painful thanks to the self-examination that dancing has provoked in me. And so, because of dance, I can say, unequivocally and gratefully, that I am alive at last." - From Quick, Before the Music Stops"There is no time for regret in dance. You have only now, this moment, for your performance, your glorious movement. Whatever you're going to do, do it now, quick, before the music stops." - Janet CarlsonIn her twenties, Janet Carlson was a successful competitive ballroom dancer, but she abandoned dancing to raise a family and pursue a more conventional profession as an editor for a luxury lifestyle magazine. Twenty years later, she seemed to have it all: two beautiful daughters, a glamorous job, and a handsome, talented husband. Despite all of her successes, she felt a terrible void - her marriage was deeply troubled, and she was somehow withdrawn in the very midst of her own life and the lives of her children. Then, one Valentine's Day, her husband gave her ballroom dancing lessons as a gift, and everything changed. She discovered the joy, passion, and confidence she hadn't realized had gone missing for so long. Over time, Janet discovers that ballroom dancing also contains the secrets to life and love: the give-and-take of dance, two bodies in rhythm and harmony, mirrors the reciprocity of human relationships. Total trust between partners is as vital on the dance floor as it is within a marriage. And yet, both partners - in dance and in life - must stand on their own two feet. The unadulterated joy Janet feels as she intuitively moves to the music speaks to the kind of absolute, whole-body happiness we were born to have. On the dance floor, she finds resolve in the waltz, self-confidence in the tango, and passion in nearly everything. Embracing dance once more allows her to let go of a marriage that was completely out of sync; put more heart and emotion into her work; find more time to truly be with her children; and ultimately rejoice in her intrinsic balance and poise.Told with precision, grace, and painstaking honesty, Quick, Before the Music Stops is the tale of one woman's midlife renewal through dance, and how her newfound empowerment transcends the dance floor and becomes immediate and relevant in every aspect of her life. It shows us how to recognize and celebrate both our strengths and our flaws, reignite passion for the everyday, and how to step from the periphery into the light and surrender to the music.

Quirk Books Throws You 5 Awesome Parties

by Quirk D.I.Y.

Everybody loves a party. And they'll love yours the most, thanks to this festive collection of themes, snacks, crafts, drinks, and decor...all handpicked by the party monsters at Quirk D.I.Y., the Quirk Books community for makers of everything awesome. So roll back the rug, call your friends, and let's get at least one of these parties started! Party Themes include: SPARKLE PARTY, featuring Mini Candy Apples, Holiday Cake Pops, Sweet Surrender Punch, and more. OVER EASY PARTY, Featuring Huevos Rancheros Tacos, Maple Bacon Cupcakes, Golden Hog Cocktail, and more. GIANT PARTY for kids, featuring Mini Corn Dogs, Super-Small Deep-Dish Pizzas, Teensy Funnel Cakes, and more. CRAFTERNOON TEA PARTY featuring Pansy Tea Sandwiches, English Rose Cocktail, homemade Pom-Pom Headbands, and more. THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS FRIGHTFUL PARTY featuring Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Beef-and-Beer Chili, homemade Plush Penguin party favors, and more.

Quisters 1, Logic Riddles for Thinkers of all Ages

by John Zax

QUISTERS are puzzles which require only logic and abstract thinking to solve. To play, one person (who knows the solution) presents the problem to other players who attempt to solve it by asking questions the presenter may answer only with "Yes" or "No". An occasional "Sort of" or "Irrelevant" may be helpful.

Quiz Therapy

by Eileen Livers

Are you in love with a leech? What did last night's dream really mean? Will you be rich? Are you sexy? For years, quizzes appearing online and in magazines have fascinated and captured the attention of women of all ages. People send online quizzes to their friends and compare scores. Couples and girlfriends take them together to better understand each other.Quiz Therapy: The iVillage Big Book of Quizzes will feature more than 65 quizzes in categories such as Personality, Love, Dating, Couples, Weddings, Home and Beauty. Each quiz is 2 to 3 pages and allows readers to tally their points and match their score against the point ranges for the result groupings.

The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac

by Sheila E. Anderson

For those looking for a little more from musicians and composers than music here are quotations of wit and wisdom, anger and admission. Material is divided into 30 topics such as identity, humor, conducting, other musicians, wisdom, and society. Also featured are short interviews with Ron Carter, a discussion about Thelonious Sphere Monk with his son, and Benny Golson. Musicians and composers run the genre gamut, with jazz, classical, and popular musics featured most predominantly. Anderson is the host of Sunday Morning Harmony on WBGO in Newark. The book is geared to a popular readership. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Radio and the Jews

by David S. Siegel Susan Siegel

[From the back cover] The Untold Story of How Radio Influenced America's Image of Jews From stereotypes to role models, the first comprehensive look at how Jews were portrayed on radio from the 1920s to the 1950s. Examines over 100 programs and characters, including comedy, drama, soap opera, religious, documentary and World War II. CD features sample excerpts from programs that stirred listeners' emotions 60 years ago. The Siegels' new book salvages many comedy, drama, and religious programs from obscurity, sheds new light on familiar Jewish-themed programs, and addresses anti-Semitic radio. A highly useful and often entertaining glimpse into Jewish radio, Radio and the Jews is a unique reference for scholars of 20th century radio, media and religion. Tona Hangen, Author of Redeeming the Dial: Radio, Religion, and Popular Culture in America David Siegel has been collecting Golden Age of Radio broadcasts, books and ephemera for over 40 years. He is the editor of The Witch's Tale, an anthology of scripts from a 1930s horror program and co-author of Flashgun Casey, Crime Photographer. Susan Siegel has been involved with radio for 20 years. She has co-authored two reference books about radio with her husband: A Resource Guide to the Golden Age and Radio Scripts in Print.

Radio Goes to War: The Cultural Politics of Propaganda During World War II

by Gerd Horten

As a comprehensive and in-depth look at the role of domestic radio in the United States during the Second World War, this study demonstrates how radio broadcasting played a crucial role both in government propaganda and within the context of the broader cultural and political transformations of wartime America and argues that no medium merged entertainment, propaganda, and advertising more effectively than radio.

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