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Stan Lee A Life in Comics
ISBN: HB: 9780300230345, Yale University Press, June 2020
224 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 36 black&white illus.
Few artists have had as much of an impact on American popular culture as Stan Lee. The characters he created – Spider-Man and Iron Man, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four – occupy Hollywood's imagination and production schedules, generate billions at t...
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Henry III 1207-1258
ISBN: HB: 9780300238358, Yale University Press, May 2020
576 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Nine years of age when he came to the throne in 1216, Henry III had to rule within the limits set by the establishment of Magna Carta and the emergence of parliament. Pacific, conciliatory, and deeply religious, Henry brought many years of peace to E...
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Houdini The Elusive American
ISBN: HB: 9780300230796, Yale University Press, May 2020
232 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, "The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American"...
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Moses A Human Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300251883, ISBN: HB: 9780300209624, Yale University Press, May 2020
240 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar. No figure looms larger in Jewish culture than Moses, and few have stories more enigmatic. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, acclaimed for her many...
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Theodor Herzl The Charismatic Leader
ISBN: HB: 9780300180404, Yale University Press, April 2020
256 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
The life of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) was as puzzling as it was brief. How did this cosmopolitan and assimilated European Jew become the leader of the Zionist movement? How could he be both an artist and a statesman, a rationalist and an aesthete, a...
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Ben Hecht Fighting Words, Moving Pictures
ISBN: PB: 9780300251814, ISBN: HB: 9780300180428, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 21x14.6 cm
He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter". Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today". Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts – including "Scarfac...
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Multifarious Mr. Banks From Botany Bay to Kew, The Natural Historian Who Shaped the World
ISBN: HB: 9780300223835, Yale University Press, April 2020
496 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 48 colour illus.
As official botanist on James Cook's first circumnavigation, the longest-serving president of the Royal Society, advisor to King George III, the "father of Australia", and the man who established Kew as the world's leading botanical garden, Sir Josep...
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Poulenc A Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780300226508, Yale University Press, April 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus.
Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although...
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Schoolmaster's War Harry Ree - A British Agent in the French Resistance
ISBN: HB: 9780300245660, Yale University Press, March 2020
192 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 24 black&white illus.
A school teacher at the start of the war, Harry Ree renounced his former pacifism with the fall of France in 1940. He was deployed into a secret branch of the British army and parachuted into central France in April 1943. Harry showed a particular t...
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First Soldier Hitler as Military Leader
ISBN: PB: 9780300251463, ISBN: HB: 9780300205985, Yale University Press, February 2020
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 black&white illus., 10 maps
After Germany's humiliating World War II defeat, numerous German generals published memoirs claiming that their country's brilliant military leadership had been undermined by the Fuhrer's erratic decision making. The author of three highly acclaimed...
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