The Big Show

Author: Angie Peterson Kaelberer

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1491420588

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8602

"Profiles pro wrestler The Big Show, from his start in pro wrestling to his future endeavors."--

The Big Show

Author: Ryan Nagelhout

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433985357

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3876

The Big Show is one of the largest athletes on the planet. Detailing his rise as a WWE Superstar, this book is sure to spark interest in any young reader. Featuring full-color photographs, a detailed timeline of key events in Big Show’s career, and easy-to-read chapters, this book will show readers just how Paul Wight became the biggest and strongest grappler on the globe. It’s sure to satisfy even the most dedicated of wrestling fans.

The Big Show

Author: Steve Pond

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466822163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 1290

An unprecedented look at the machinations behind everyone's favorite Hollywood circus and what it reveals about the business of moviemaking. Oscar parties. Oscar pools. Oscar style. Oscar predictions. The Oscars breed their own peculiar mania and a billion people worldwide are alleged to watch the broadcast every year. While that figure may be the Academy's big white lie, the Oscars draw a viewership well into the hundreds of millions--a tremendous audience for what is essentially a television program. But this is no ordinary show. Love it or loathe it, the Oscars are an irresistible spectacle: a gloriously gaudy, glitzy, momentous, and foolish window into the unholy alliance of art and commerce that is the film industry. The Oscar statuette is a totem of such potency that millions are spent and careers laid on the line in the reckless pursuit of an eight-pound chunk of gold-plated britannium. The Big Show is a chronicle of the past fifteen years of the Academy Awards, the most tumultuous decade in Oscar's seventy-six year history. Written by the only journalist ever given carte blanche access to the planning, production, and backstage intrigue of the Oscars, it offers an unguarded, behind-the-scenes glimpse of this singular event, along with remarkable insight into how the Oscars reflect the high-stakes politics of Hollywood, our obsession with celebrities (not to mention celebrities' obsession with themselves), and the cinematic state of the union.

The Big Show in Bololand

Author: Bertrand M. Patenaude

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804744935

Category: History

Page: 817

View: 3967

The author sheds light on a little-known chapter of U.S.-Soviet relations, using diaries, memoirs, and letters to recall the efforts of nearly 300 relief workers in easing the suffering of Russians during one of the country's worst famines.

Summary of Pierre Clostermann's The Big Show

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3737

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We had arrived at Rednal, No. 61 O. T. U. We were soon to be pilots under training at the R. A. F. college at Cranwell, dragging around manuals on navigation and armaments. #2 My instructor let me fly a Spitfire for 60 minutes. I was terrified, but I remember feeling how light the plane was on the controls. #3 I had flown a Spitfire, and it was beautiful. I felt alive. I dreamt of the day when I would have a Spitfire of my own, to take into combat, which would hold my life within the confines of its cockpit. #4 The final three weeks of training were at Montford Bridge, a small satellite airfield lost in the hills. We flew constantly, and the cold was extremely harsh. We lived in Nissen huts that had no insulating walls, and keeping warm was a constant struggle. New Year’s Eve was quiet and slightly sad.

The Big Show

Author: Michael Hammond

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7198

Introduction Part I Local Tracks: Exhibition Culture Chapter 1: The Local Entertainment Scene Chapter 2: The Crisis of Total War and New Audiences Part II The Front at Home: Cinema and the Homefront Imagination Chapter 5: Anonymity and Recognition: The Roll of Honour Films 1914-1917 Chapter 6: Education or Entertainment?: Public and Private Interpretations of Battle of the Somme (1916) Part III. Artful and Instructive: Respectability and the 'Superfilms' Chapter 7: "A Soul Stirring Appeal to Every Briton": The Reception of The Birth of a Nation (1915-16) Chapter 8: "A Spectacle That Thrills and Appalls": Thomas Ince's Civilization Part IV: Chaplin and the Transformative Properties of Comedy Chapter 9: Chaplin: "A Transatlantic Vernacular" Chapter 10: "Imagine Charlie At the Front" Shoulder Arms (1918) Conclusion Bibliography Filmography.

The Big Tent

Author: Gregory J. Renoff

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820328928

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 8173

"The Big Tent relates the circus experience from the perspectives of its diverse audiences, telling what locals might have seen and done while the show was in town. Renoff digs deeper, too. He points out, for instance, that the performances of these itinerant outfits in Jim Crow-era Georgia allowed boisterous, unrestrained interaction between blacks and whites on show lots and city streets on Circus Day. Renoff also looks at encounters between southerners and the largely northern population of circus owners, promoters, and performers, who were frequently accused of inciting public disorder and purveying lowbrow prurience, in part due to residual anger over the Civil War.".

The Greatest Show on Dirt

Author: James Bailey

Publisher: James Bailey

ISBN: 1461116503

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 9456

"Lane Hamilton takes stock of his life and doesn't like what he finds. His friends are all chasing their dreams, while he's working for a goose-stepping bully on the middle-management track to nowhere. When Lane is fired for sleeping through an important meeting, a high school buddy lands him a job with the Durham Bulls. Despite the grueling hours, it doesn't take him long to realize even a bad day at the yard beats a good one in corporate America. But is his new gig worth risking his magazine-cover girlfriend? And between jealous co-workers and psychotic relief pitchers, will he survive the season? The greatest show on dirt is set in historic Durham Athletic Park, a place so rich in character that it plays as big a role as the crazy cast that makes up Lane's Bulls family. Here is a realistic portrayal of what life was like working in the minor leagues in the early 1990s, before the explosive growth that saw many old ballparks replaced by miniature versions of big league stadiums. No one got rich, but they sure had a good time."--P. [4] of cover.

Only Big Show Coming

Author: Orin Copple King

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465329165

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1311

Only Big Show Coming is an amended and greatly enlarged version of articles published in Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society between 1982 and 1999. Volume I covers the routes, reviews and incidents surrounding circus and wild west performances in Kansas between 1853 and 1878, and provides an intriguing view of life in the Victorian west.

The Greatest Show on Earth

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409085872

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 5437

Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity. In The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects; the 'time clocks' of trees and radioactive dating that calibrate a timescale for evolution; the fossil record and the traces of our earliest ancestors; to confirmation from molecular biology and genetics. All of this, and much more, bears witness to the truth of evolution. The Greatest Show on Earth comes at a critical time: systematic opposition to the fact of evolution is now flourishing as never before, especially in America. In Britain and elsewhere in the world, teachers witness insidious attempts to undermine the status of science in their classrooms. Richard Dawkins provides unequivocal evidence that boldly and comprehensively rebuts such nonsense. At the same time he shares with us his palpable love of the natural world and the essential role that science plays in its interpretation. Written with elegance, wit and passion, it is hard-hitting, absorbing and totally convincing.