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The Cartographic State

by Jordan Branch

Why is today's world map filled with uniform states separated by linear boundaries? The answer to this question is central to our understanding of international politics, but the question is at the same time much more complex - and more revealing - than we might first think. This book examines the important but overlooked role played by cartography itself in the development of modern states. Drawing upon evidence from the history of cartography, peace treaties and political practices, the book reveals that early modern mapping dramatically altered key ideas and practices among both rulers and subjects, leading to the implementation of linear boundaries between states and centralized territorial rule within them. In his analysis of early modern innovations in the creation, distribution and use of maps, Branch explains how the relationship between mapping and the development of modern territories shapes our understanding of international politics today.

Cartomancy

by Michael A. Stackpole

"Michael A. Stackpole is incapable of writing a book that isn't imaginative and intelligent. "-Stephen R. Donaldson, author ofThe Chronicle of Thomas Covenant New York Timesbestselling author Michael A. Stackpole returns with the second book of a groundbreaking trilogy charting exciting new territory in fantasy fiction. Cartomancyfollows a group of trailblazing mapmakers with the power to discover new worlds-and shape reality itself.... Under the shadow of invasion by a nameless enemy, there seems only one way to save Nalenyr from oblivion. The old heroes who once defended the land must be awakened. And accomplishing that requires a journey across the magical wasteland where they're rumored to be trapped-a wasteland rife with magic and danger. Grandson of the Royal Cartographer, Keles Anturasi finds himself trapped in an enemy nation where his skill may well be his death sentence. His brother Jorim is an ocean away, captive in an altered realm in which he's regarded as a god. And their sister Nirati resides in a paradise that exists between life and death with her insane grandfather and an ancient sorcerer bent on the world's destruction. Now they and their companions must struggle to survive in a world where war on earth mirrors war in heaven. What the gods themselves fear, men must brave. Heroes and mystics they may be, but can any of them survive in a world where things are seldom what they seem: a place where dreams can become reality-and reality can turn into a nightmare. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cartoon 360

by Harry Hamernik

There's more to great cartooning than drawing a funny face. You need to match that head to a body, give your character expression and attitude, and move him this way and that to tell your story, all while keeping his look consistent from frame to frame. Cartoon 360 covers every angle of drawing fantastic cartoon people, from coming up with fresh ideas for an endless assortment of faces, to bringing your work to a polished, professional finish with inking and coloring.Harry Hamernik's three-dimensional drawing method helps you design fun cartoon characters from head to toe AND draw them again and again, from any angle and in any pose you want.Easy-to-follow demonstrations show the start-to-finish evolution of a variety of character types and poses.Every page is loaded with fun examples and expert secrets, like the amazing power of feature spacing and head height measurements.A power-packed, must-have guide for anyone who wants to draw cartoons, this book contains enough skills and insights to go around ... for characters that pop off the page.

Cartoon 360°

by Harry Hamernik

There's more to great cartooning than drawing a funny face. You need to match that head to a body, give your character expression and attitude, and move him this way and that to tell your story, all while keeping his look consistent from frame to frame. Cartoon 360covers every angle of drawing fantastic cartoon people, from coming up with fresh ideas for an endless assortment of faces, to bringing your work to a polished, professional finish with inking and coloring. Harry Hamernik's three-dimensional drawing method helps you design fun cartoon characters from head to toe AND draw them again and again, from any angle and in any pose you want. Easy-to-follow demonstrations show the start-to-finish evolution of a variety of character types and poses. Every page is loaded with fun examples and expert secrets, like the amazing power of feature spacing and head height measurements. A power-packed, must-have guide for anyone who wants to draw cartoons, this book contains enough skills and insights to go around#151;for characters that pop off the page.

Cartoon Cute Animals

by Christopher Hart

Learn the insider secrets professional cartoonists use to turn regular cartoon animals into completely cute characters Warm and fuzzy characters all have that "certain something" that makes them so memorable and darling. But what exactly is it? This sought-after, ultra-cute quality is based on specific techniques that, when applied to character design, result in irresistible cartoon animals. With Cartoon Cute Animals, these are techniques that you can learn, too!Perfect for anyone interested in cartooning, from the aspiring animator looking for how-to instruction to the expert illustrator seeking inspiration, Cartoon Cute Animals covers the broadest possible spectrum of popular species as well as an array of more exotic animals such as the ferret, armadillo, meerkat, and porcupine. Years of experience and expert knowledge have been distilled into one easy-to-follow guide that is full of simple instructions and visual examples to help you create the most adorable cuties ever put to paper!

Cartooning for the Beginner

by Christopher Hart

Aspiring cartoonists of all ages can begin drawing a repertoire of characters from the moment they follow the wide-ranging yet simplified lessons that fill these instructive pages, written and illustrated by an all-time best-selling artist/teacher.This complete course, covering both comic strip and animation techniques, begins with lessons on basic cartoon body shapes and facial features. Included are helpful comparisons between the real versus the cartoon head, a smile chart, and various ways to draw the most popular and expressive cartoon eyes and mouths. Next come lots of typical body poses, how to draw action lines, slow/fast movement, cartoon hands, fun hair and clothing styles, backgrounds, and cute cartoon pets. Excellent directions also focus on helping beginners to find and develop their own cartoon style.

The Cartoonist

by Sean Costello

Scott Bowman is now a respected psychiatrist living the good life, but sixteen years ago he and his friends accidentally committed a terrible crime. The group swore itself to secrecy and everyone's mouth was sealed out of guilt. None suspected that there had been another present to remember their crime. A creepy new addition to Scott's roster of patients at the local psychiatry ward proves to be more than a helpless, mad old man with a talent for drawing. Lurking behind the man's eerily realistic drawings is a soul driven by twisted passions and malignant anger, creating the nightmarish visions on paper. These soon draw the doctor into a dark world of freak accidents and horrifying deaths. In a final and deadly confrontation with an old hatred, Scott Bowman is driven to confront the most dangerous edges of sanity, where reality is indistinguishable from imagination.

The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals

by Christopher Hart

All of Chris Hart's how-to-draw titles are best-sellers. And the best-sellers among all of his best-sellers are the ones about animals. How to Draw Cartoon Animals, just one example, appears regularly on the BookScan Top 50 Art Books list, with more than 190,000 copies sold. Now The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals is ready to roar onto the market! All the most popular animals are here, including dogs, cats, horses, penguins, lions, tigers, bears, and elephants, as well as the favorite sidekick animals--pigs, kangaroos, giraffes, turtles. Simple step-by-step drawings show how to capture every cartoon emotion, from cutesy-sweet to begging to scheming, and how to create every box-office type, from baby animals to villain animals to clueless animals and much more. Faces, bodies, paws, feet, wings, tails--every part of dozens of animals is explained in this bumper book by the world's leading author of instructional art books. It's a mega-menagerie for cartoonists!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century

by Charles T. Richards

A comprehensive guide to modern cartridge reloading, Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century provides detailed information about getting started in reloading, selecting the basic tools needed, and choosing your components as well as step-by-step instructions for reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and how to test your loads at the range. The text is supplemented by more than one hundred detailed photographs that illustrate the various types of reloading equipment available and provide guidance in performing the actions that result in a handloaded cartridge.Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century covers many common problems the handloader may experience, provides unique information about reloading the .50 caliber BMG, and highlights the changes between reloading in the twenty-first century and reloading in the mid-twentieth century.Not only for beginners, Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century offers advanced reloading information that describes special reloading tools as well as techniques for improving the accuracy of your handloads. The content of Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century will appeal to both someone considering reloading rifle or handgun cartridges as well as a person who already has acquired some experience in cartridge reloading.

Cartridges of the World

by Richard A. Mann

The Essential Guide to Ammunition from Around the World!Every serious firearms enthusiast, cartridge collector and handloader will benefit from our completely revised and updated Cartridges of the World, 13th Edition, most widely read cartridge reference book of its kind on the subject. From the latest introductions in commercial cartridges and wildcats, to the fresh, authoritative articles on current ammunition trends, this book contains everything the active cartridge collector and firearms enthusiast needs to know.With 55 new cartridges spanning the gamut of industry leading factory loads to the wildcat developments on the cusp of being the next "big thing," Cartridges of the World, 13th Edition is the most comprehensive reference source of its kind, and a must-have for every firearms owner, novice to expert.Inside you'll find:The most exhaustive & authoritative cartridge reference in print55 all-new factory manufactured and wildcat cartridge listings, complete with technical drawingsUpdated resource information throughoutFully updated specifications and referencesEssays by three of the industries leading writers with crucial, "state of the union" information on SAAMI, wildcatting, and today's hottest trend, rounds for AR15 platformsGun Digest has been publishing the Cartridges of the World since 1965, and during that span we've seen a lot of cartridges come and go. This newest and most comprehensive 13th Edition, just like its predecessors, contains information on many rounds that are no longer in production.PLEASE NOTE: The CD is not included with the ebook version of this title

Cartucho and My Mother's Hands

by Nellie Campobello

Cartucho and My Mother's Hands are autobiographical evocations of a childhood spent amidst the violence and turmoil of the Revolution in Mexico. They are noteworthy, too, as one of the few first-person accounts of the female experience in the early years of the Mexican Revolution and unique in their presentation of events from a child's perspective.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYSlate * Cosmopolitan * Salon * BuzzFeed * BookPageWritten with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond.WINNER OF THE HOUSATONIC BOOK AWARD * Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more."A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."--The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure--electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Marvelous . . . a gripping tale . . . Every sentence crackles with wit and vision. Every page casts a spell."--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"[You'll] break your own record of pages read per minute as you tear through this book."--Marie Claire "A convincing, compelling tale . . . The story plays out in all its well-told complexity."--New York Daily News"[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it's almost ruthless--a tabloid tragedy elevated to high art. [Grade:] A-"--Entertainment Weekly "Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . Reviewers of duBois's first novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, called it brainy and beautiful, a verdict that fits this successor. . . . As the pages fly, the reader hardly notices that duBois has stretched the genre of the criminal procedural."--Newsday"The power of Cartwheel resides in duBois' talent for understanding how the foreign world can illuminate the most deeply held secrets we keep from others, and ourselves."--Chicago TribuneFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

Written with the riveting storytelling and moral seriousness of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. Jennifer duBois's debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction and was honored by the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 program. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. Who is Lily Hayes? What happened to her roommate? No two readers will agree. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how much we really know about ourselves will linger well beyond. Praise for A Partial History of Lost Causes "Astonishingly beautiful and brainy . . . [a] stunning novel."--O: The Oprah Magazine "A thrilling debut . . . duBois writes with haunting richness and fierce intelligence. . . . Full of bravado, insight, and clarity."--Elle "DuBois is precise and unsentimental. . . . She moves with a magician's control between points of view, continents, histories, and sympathies."--The New Yorker "I can't remember reading another novel--at least not recently--that's both incredibly intelligent and also emotionally engaging."--Nancy Pearl, NPR "A real page-turner . . . a psychological thriller of great nuance and complexity."--The Dallas Morning News "Hilarious and heartbreaking and a triumph of the imagination."--Gary ShteyngartFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYSlate * Cosmopolitan * Salon * BuzzFeed * BookPageWritten with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond. Praise for Cartwheel"A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."--The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure--electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Marvelous . . . a gripping tale . . . Every sentence crackles with wit and vision. Every page casts a spell."--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"[You'll] break your own record of pages read per minute as you tear through this book."--Marie Claire "Jennifer duBois is destined for great things."--Cosmopolitan"A convincing, compelling tale . . . The story plays out in all its well-told complexity."--New York Daily News"[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it's almost ruthless--a tabloid tragedy elevated to high art. [Grade:] A-"--Entertainment Weekly "Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . As the pages fly, the reader hardly notices that duBois has stretched the genre of the criminal procedural."--Newsday"Provocative, meaningful and suspenseful."--Chicago Tribune"[Jennifer duBois is] heir to some of the great novelists of the past, writers who caught the inner lives of their characters and rendered them on the page in beautiful, studied prose."--Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult

by Jayanti Tamm

In this colorful, eye-opening memoir, Tamm shares the trauma and triumphs of growing up in a cult. The author offers a look inside the cult's lifestyle, her own rebellions, and her hard-won decision to finally leave.

Carved in Bone

by Jefferson Bass

There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences.Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt--and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary.With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)

by Jefferson Bass

Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt--and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary. With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Carver

by Ruth Yaffe Radin

For eight of his ten years, ever since the accident that killed his father, Jon has been blind. It wasn't a problem in Washington, where he went to special schools, but now Jon and his mother are back in Kellam's Landing, his birthplace, and Jon has to prove he can get along as well as any kid-in public school. Already Jon has one strike against him: His teacher resents having a blind boy in her class. At least Jon has a new friend, Matt, and Matt has promised to help Jon fulfill his lifelong dream of carving wood, something his father did. Together the boys will find a way for Jon to meet the best local sculptor. But Carver is an angry man, a recluse. And because of the painful memories of his father that sculpting would revive, Jon's mother would never allow her son to try it. Can Jon get Carver to teach him? Can he keep it a secret until he has something good to show his mother? And can a blind boy carve? Beautifully crafted by Ruth Yaffe Radin, Carver was inspired by the accomplished Curtis Merritt, one of whose many skills was carving. Blinded at age three by cancer and killed by it at twenty-five, Curtis Merritt once said: "Probably the only real handicap a blind person has is the people who think he can't do anything at all." RUTH YAFFE RADIN is the author of two other books for middle-grade readers, Tac's Island and Tac's Turn, as well as two picture books, High in the Mountains, illustrated by Ed Young, and A Winter Place, illustrated by Mattie Lou O'Kelley. She and her husband have three children and live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. KARL SWANSON has produced artwork for advertising and has illustrated numerous paperback and hardcover book jackets. This is his first illustrated book. Trained at the Art Students' League in New York City, he now lives with his wife in North Carolina.

Carver: A Life In Poems

by Marilyn Nelson

George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and was raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother. In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree. In 1896, Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, where he spent the rest of his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless black farmers by developing new uses for soil-replenishing crops such as peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. Carver's achievements as a botanist and inventor were balanced by his gifts as a painter, musician, and teacher. This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book by Marilyn Nelson provides a compelling and revealing portrait of Carver's complex, richly interior, profoundly devout life.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book

A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member

by John Carver Carver Governance Design Inc. Miriam Carver

The Carver Policy Governance Guide series includes six booklets that offer board members a description of John Carver's Policy Governance model of board leadership. Policy Governance enables a board to fulfill its accountability to its organization's "owners," whether the owners are association members, city residents, company shareholders, or a community of interest. Policy Governance addresses the board's engagement in financial, programmatic, and personnel matters; roles of officers and committees; reporting and evaluation; agendas; and other aspects of the board job.The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member sets out a clear vision for excellence in board leadership. It gives board members an understanding of the concepts and principles that are at the very heart of John Carver's innovative Policy Governance model. This guide details members' main tasks and presents the guidelines needed to transform a board into an effective group that consistently leads powerfully.The Policy Governance model is based on the functions rather than the structure of a governing board. It outlines commonsense principles about governing that fit together into an entire system. The practices of the Policy Governance board, which are consistent with the principles, allow it to control without meddling, focus on long-term organizational outputs, powerfully delegate to a CEO and staff, and discharge its fiduciary responsibility in a visionary, strategic manner. Because the model is a total system, the Carver Policy Governance Guide series offers boards a complete set of principles for fulfilling their various obligations.

The Carving of Mount Rushmore

by Rex Alan Smith

The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore.The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith--a man born and raised within sight of Rushmore--recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

Cary Grant

by Geoffrey Wansell

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood's greatest stars. As his friend and co-star Deborah Kerr wrote, he was "one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of the cinema."

Cary Grant: A Biography

by Marc Eliot

"Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." --Cary Grant. He is Hollywood's most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village of Bristol, England. Combining the captivating beauty of silent-screen legend Rudolph Valentino with the masculine irresistibility of Clark Gable, Grant emerged as Hollywood's quintessential leading man. Today, "the man from dream city," as critic Pauline Kael once described him, remains forever young, an icon of quick wit, romantic charm, and urbane sophistication, the epitome of male physical perfection. Yet beneath this idealized movie image was a conflicted man struggling to balance fame with a desire for an intensely private life separate from the "Cary Grant" persona celebrated by directors and movie studios. Exploring Grant's troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood's favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant's professional and private life, and the first to reveal the man behind the movie star. Working with the most talented directors of his time, Grant starred in an astonishing seventy-two films, ranging from his groundbreaking comedic roles in such classics as Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks) and The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor) to the darker, unforgettable characters of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and Notorious, culminating in the consummate sophisticates of An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey), North by Northwest (Hitchcock), and Charade (Stanley Donen). The camera loved Grant, and his magnetism helped illuminate his leading ladies, some of the most glamorous women ever to grace the silver screen: Mae West, Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, among others. Yet, because of his pioneering role as an independent player, Grant was repeatedly denied the Oscar he coveted--a snub from the Academy that would last until 1970, when he graciously accepted a special lifetime achievement award. Grant's sparkling image on-screen hid a tumultuous personal life that he tried desperately to keep out of the public eye, including his controversial eleven-year relationship with Randolph Scott, five marriages, and numerous affairs. Rigorously researched and elegantly written,Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest Hollywood star in cinema history.

Cary Grant: A Celebration

by Richard Schickel

Richard Schickel's text, combining critical analysis and a re-interpretation of all the available biographical information, masterfully maps the intersections where a great star's personal history and his screen personality met in a style as elegant, graceful and witty as the actor himself.

Casa Azul: An Encounter with Frida Kahlo

by Laban Carrick Hill

Frida Kahlo's work comes to life in this magical realist novel, the latest addition to Watson-Guptill's acclaimed Art Encounters series. The story alternates between Kahlo's home in Mexico City, Casa Azul, and the journey of a teenage girl and her young brother, lost in the city. At the mystical Casa Azul, everything with a face talks--including Kahlo's pet monkey, her cat, portraits on the wall. Over the course of the book, the cover painting,Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, transforms from a nightmarish vision of death into a life-affirming masterpiece. This dramatic story offers a vivid reimagining of the life and work of a woman as well known for her amazing life as for her amazing art. *Laban Hill is a National Book Award Finalist and recipient of the Parents Choice Gold Award. * Frida Kahlo is one of the most popular artists among young people today-her art and her blazingly flamboyant style make her eternally up-to-date. * Ties in to school curriculum in art and social studies.

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