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A Cut Below: A Celebration of B Horror Movies, 1950s–1980s

Ably captures the nostalgia of a time when horror buffs could walk into a video store and find all sorts of low- and no-budget gems on the shelves. A cool read.
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Mummy Movies: A Comprehensive Guide

A well-researched work with many entries that feature production stills and promotional artwork. There are plenty of treasures here for mummy enthusiasts.
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Profane Angel: The Life and Career of Carole Lombard

Great for collections that don’t have any books on Carole Lombard.

Charlie Chaplin and the Nazis: The Long German Campaign Against the Artist

An incredibly detailed and successful book about Charlie Chaplin that does not lose film fans. More general readers can skip over much of the thorough analysis but still benefit from the book.
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Women Warriors in History

A dazzling overview of women’s contributions to warfare, starting with archers from the Bronze Age. It’s sure to intrigue readers looking for both big-picture observations and small details about women’s triumphs and defeats on the battlefield.
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Spin: How the World (and Almost Everything in It) Turns

An accessible and rewarding exploration of the physics of circular motion in everyday life.
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Mabel Normand: The Life and Career of a Hollywood Madcap, 2nd Ed

Enlightening reading for silent-film aficionados and social-history scholars.
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The Drop Dead Funny ’70s: American Film Comedies Year by Year

A knowledgeable, entertaining, and useful critical review of comedy films of the 1970s.

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Alien Abduction in the Cinema: A History from the 1950s to Today

Meehan’s research into the subjects of alien abduction and related cinema is fascinating, but the book would have ultimately worked better as two unrelated volumes.aw
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