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This valuable resource will benefit a wide range of film students and scholars. Highly recommended for fans of Hollywood history and those with an interest in the "business" side of creativity.

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

This relentlessly engaging work stretches the boundaries of the graphic novel medium and is highly recommended for fans of political satire, Chris Ware, or Art Spiegelman.

The Thousand Dollar Dinner: America's First Great Cookery Challenge

An appetizing read that should find a receptive audience among culinary historians and those with an interest in 19th-century high life.

William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films To Come

An important and informative biography that, like its subject, breaks new ground in its field. Essential for film historians and highly recommended for fans of performing arts biographies.[See Prepub Alert, 5/11/15.]


A passable jumping-off point for beginning students but unlikely to be read twice. Recommended only for Nichiren families seeking study aids for adolescents or larger Eastern religion collections.

The Outside Circle

An accessible, inspiring work, recommended for collections serving young or ex-offenders, especially in areas with large Native American populations.

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group

Dunaway's upbeat tone and flair for storytelling lift this work a step above the average musical memoir. Recommended for music historians, children of the 1970s, and, of course, Cooper fans.

The Authentic Death & Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah's Last Western Film

Seydor's research is exhaustive but results in exhilaration for readers. Essential for Peckinpah (1925–84) scholars and serious film collections, also recommended for anyone interested in a story's path from history to print to screen.

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and dark fantasy and Lovecraft devotees, as well as collections in which graphic novel classics are popular.

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