George Best: A Memoir

Author: Michael Parkinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147367574X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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One of the most famous footballers of all time, George Best is an icon to football fans all over the world. He lived a tumultuous life, and died in 2005 after battling with alcoholism. He is someone who has crossed over into legend status, with his personal life sometimes overshadowing his footballing prowess. There have been many books written about George, but here, Michael Parkinson combines his professional and personal knowledge of George with his classic and much loved writing style to produce a new, and interesting biography of a football and cultural icon.

George Best

Author: Michael Parkinson

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473675704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1557


One of the most famous footballers of all time, George Best is an icon to football fans all over the world. He lived a tumultuous life, and died in 2005 after battling with alcoholism. He is someone who has crossed over into legend status, with his personal life sometimes overshadowing his footballing prowess. There have been many books written about George, but here, Michael Parkinson combines his professional and personal knowledge of George with his classic and much loved writing style to produce a new, and interesting biography of a football and cultural icon.

The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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King Kong

Author: Ray Morton

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557836694

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 349

View: 1335


Chronicling the making of all seven feature films in which King Kong has appeared - including the Peter Jackson film due for release in December 2005 - this book includes coverage of all the original films as well as the many variants and offshoots.

Sleeping with Ghosts

Author: Don McCullin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893816599

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 4289


This book presents the life's work of one of the great photojournalists of our time, who raised the status of his craft to that of high art. From India to Biafra, from Northern Ireland to Vietnam, McCullin's images reveal a compassionate contact between human beings in harsh environments.

Too Much of a Good Thing

Author: Ramona Curry

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816627905

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

View: 8218


Before Madonna, before Marilyn, there was Mae. The impact of Mae West - through her films, attitude, and aphorisms ("Too much of a good thing can be wonderful"; "Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?") - continues to reverberate through American popular culture more than fifteen years after her death. In Too Much of a Good Thing, Ramona Curry examines the interplay between West's bawdy, worldly persona and twentieth-century gender and media politics. Although West has remained an important figure, her image has fulfilled varied cultural functions. In the thirties, she was a lightning rod for debates over morality and censorship. In the seventies, the complexity of her portrayal of gender made her a controversial figure for both the gay rights and feminist movements. Curry not only analyzes the symbolic roles West has occupied, arguing that the entertainer represents a carefully orchestrated transgression of race, class, and gender expectations, she also illustrates how icons of pop culture often distill contested social issues, serving diverse and even contradictory political functions. A pithy and innovative look at what Mae West means, Too Much of a Good Thing is must reading for fans, film buffs, and anyone interested in how popular culture evolves and circulates in the United States.