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Game Show Confidential: The Story of an American Obsession

Offered more for information than extensive sociological analysis, this is an entertaining treat for nostalgia and trivia lovers.

Straight Lady: The Life and Times of Margaret Dumont, “the Fifth Marx

While comedy fans will enjoy the reprised storylines and biographical vignettes, this multileveled work also offers media scholars a deeper look into Marx Brothers films in which Dumont was epochal and reflective of the era’s gender standards and mannerisms.

Dog Tricks Even You Can Teach Your Pet

The short chapters, full-color photographs, and bulleted lists make this a valuable resource for new and veteran dog owners.

Dog Tales: Timeless and Compelling Stories About Man’s and Woman’s Best Friend and Companion

There are a few tales that are quite charming and sensitive regarding the relationship between dogs and humans, and it would have been better to have more of those.

The MGM Effect: How a Hollywood Studio Changed the World

This unique blend of popular and corporate cultural history will interest a variety of readers, from business students to movie mavens.

Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, and the Golden Age of Hollywood

A well-written and fascinating biography that celebrity mavens and fans of the Golden Age of Hollywood will enjoy.

Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man

While Johnson’s career is deserving of a deeper work with better treatment, the present work should appeal to fans of Cold War–era to present-day military memoirs.

The Last Survivor: The Incredible Story of the Man Who Survived Three Concentration Camps and a Major Maritime Disaster Near the End of World War II

Accounts of the experiences of different groups targeted by the Nazis remain important and continue to be relevant today. Krake’s contribution is written in an accessible style, suitable for both academic collections and AP high school collections.

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