New Arrivals · Biography

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Obituaries, Brockville recorder and times.

January 20, 2017
Nepean, Ont. : Albert F. Perrin, [2000]-
volumes : portraits ; 29 cm
Volume numbering is irregular.
no. 25 (1987) ; no. 27 (1985) ; no. 30 (Year 2001-1) -- no. 31 (Year 2000 Book no. 2) -- no. 32 (Year 2002 Book no. 1) -- no. 33 (Year 2002 Book no. 2) ; no. 37 (August-December 2004) -- no. 38 (Jan. to June 2005) -- no. 39 (June 1 to Dec. 31, 2005) -- no. 40 (Jan.1 to June 30, 2006) -- No. 41 (July 1-Dec. 31, 2006)

The resistible rise of Benjamin Netanyahu

January 20, 2017
Lochery, Neill, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016.
xiii, 378 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Rise. Interview ; Madrid ; Earthquake -- Opposition. Rebuilding ; Dangerous games ; Dark nights -- Arrival. Election night ; Campaign ; Cheques -- Power. Arafat's hand ; Hebron ; Wye -- Decline. Deal breaker ; Home ; End -- Exile. Loss ; Father ; Invisible ; False start -- Return. Invitation ; November ; Finance ; Separation -- King. The speech ; Challenge ; Relationships ; Protests -- Comeback. Indeed ; Hail ; D-Day -- Postscript. A stranger in a strange land.
One of the longest-serving Prime Ministers of Israel, Netanyahu has been at the very centre of Arab-Israeli politics since 1990, when he became the telegenic Israeli spokesman for CNN's coverage of the Persian Gulf War, arguably ushering in the Americanization of the Israeli media. Using the juncture of the Oslo Accords to take the reader back to Netanyahu's formative years, Lochery chronicles not only the Prime Minister's life but also the issues his career has encompassed, from the rise of militant Islam to the politics of oil, and the changing role of the U.S. in the Middle East.

Stand tall : fighting for my life, inside and outside the ring

January 20, 2017
Bozella, Dewey, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Ecco, [2016]
viii, 238 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The motivational speaker and recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award presents an inspirational account of the twenty-six years he spent behind bars at Sing Sing for a murder he did not commit.

A radical faith : the assassination of Sister Maura

January 20, 2017
Markey, Eileen, author.
New York : Nation Books, [2016]
v, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Four dead in El Salvador -- Between city and sea -- Into the silence: novitiate -- The Bronx is mission territory -- Siuna: away in jungle -- A changing mission -- Into Managua -- The convent is in the street -- Mission to the United States -- Into the darkness -- In the valley of death -- Epilogue: A terrible beauty.
"An investigative journalist - drawing on interviews, letters and declassified government documents - provides an up-close account of what a faith that does justice looks like as she explores the full and complex life of Sister Maura Clarke, one of the four American women raped and murdered by the U.S.-trained military of El Salvador in 1980,"--NoveList.

A consequential president : the legacy of Barack Obama

January 19, 2017
D'Antonio, Michael, author.
©2016
310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ending the Great Recession : it was the economy, stupid -- Auto industry rescue : "the doomsayers were wrong" -- Health care reform : saving Spike Dolomite -- Energy : sun, wind, and market forces -- Environment : saving the planet -- Foreign policy : Obama's world -- Education : racing to the top -- Financial reform : boring is better -- Equality : expectations, limits, progress -- Unfinished business (and failures) -- Postscript: the benefits of cool -- Addendum: Antagonism and false alarms.
Recounts the accomplishments of President Obama during his eight years in office, considering his major successes and how he was able to govern while facing both racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.

The Philosophy Book : From the Vedas to the New Atheists : 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy

January 19, 2017
Bassham, Gregory, 1959- author.
©2016
527 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato's theory of forms to Ockham's razor, Pascal's wager, Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, existentialism, feminism, Philosophical zombies, and the Triple Theory of Ethics. Beautifully illustrated and filled with unexpected insights, The Philosophy Book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers." -- ONIX annotation.

Capability Brown and his landscape gardens

January 19, 2017
Rutherford, Sarah (Freelance consultant), author.
London : National Trust, 2016.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
One of the most remarkable men of the 18th century, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was known to many as 'The Omnipotent Magician' who could transform unpromising countryside into beautiful parks that seemed to be only the work of nature. His list of clients included half the House of Lords, six Prime Ministers and even royalty. Although his fame has dimmed, we still enjoy many of his works today at National Trust properties such as Croome Park, Petworth, Berrington, Stowe, Wimpole, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle (location of the ITV series Downton Abbey) and many more. In Capability Brown, author and garden historian Sarah Rutherford tells his triumphant story, uncovers his aims and reveals why he was so successful. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs of contemporary sites, historical paintings and garden plans, this is an accessible book for anyone who wants to know more about the man who changed the face of the nation and created a landscape style which for many of us defines the English countryside.

Driven toward madness : the fugitive slave Margaret Garner and tragedy on the Ohio

January 18, 2017
Taylor, Nikki Marie, 1972- author.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]
xvi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: bodies and souls -- "Hope fled" -- Before the blood -- After the blood -- "Faded faces" tell secrets; or do they? -- Driven by madness, badness, or sadness? -- A kind of hero.

Beryl Bainbridge : love by all sorts of means : a biography

January 18, 2017
King, Brendan, author.
©2016
ix, 564 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The first biography of one of the most-loved English novelists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Origins of the universe and what it all means

January 18, 2017
Firstman, Carole, 1964- author.
Ann Arbor, MI : Dzanc Books, [2016]
270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Light, time, Earth -- Scorpions, snakes -- Sitting-up mud -- Starry nights -- Songbirds -- The face of perfection -- Presence.
Carole Firstman traces her strained relationship with her eccentric and distant father, a gifted biology professor whose research on scorpions may have contributed to the evolutionary theories of Stephen Jay Gould. Through unexpected forms--from footnotes and diagrams to startling love letters and Saturday morning cartoons--Firstman struggles to reconnect with her estranged father and redefine herself as both a grown woman and a daughter. Part travel narrative, part cultural commentary, this genre-bending memoir contemplates the nature of parent-child relationships, the evolution of life on Earth, and origins both physical and metaphysical.

Expect great things : the life and search of Henry David Thoreau

January 12, 2017
Dann, Kevin T., 1956- author.
©2017
387 pages ; 24 cm
"To coincide with the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth in 2017, this...biography by naturalist and historian Kevin Dann fills a gap in our understanding of one modern history's most important spiritual visionaries by capturing the full arc of Thoreau's life as a mystic, spiritual seeker, and explorer in transcendental realms."-- Provided by publisher.

Great magicians and illusionists

January 10, 2017
Allen, John, 1957- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2017]
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Harry Houdini -- Penn and Teller -- Ricky Jay -- David Copperfield -- Ning Cai -- Criss Angel.
Profiles the careers and lives of seven notable magicians and illusionists, including Harry Houdini, David Copperfield, and Criss Angel.

The king is dead : the last will and testament of Henry VIII

January 9, 2017
Lipscomb, Suzannah, author.
©2016
xvi, 192 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
The death of a king -- The last decade -- The last year -- The final months -- The making of the will -- The faith of the King -- The succession -- The "unwritten will" -- The legacy of the will -- Appendix I. Henry VIII's last will and testament : a transcription -- Appendix II. Council personnel -- Appendix III. Highlights from Henry VIII's inventory.
"Henry's will is one of the most intriguing and contested documents in British history. Historians have disagreed over its intended meaning, its authenticity and validity, and the circumstances of its creation. As well as examining the background to the drafting of the will and describing Henry's last days, Suzannah Lipscomb offers her own ... interpretation of one of the most significant constitutional documents of the Tudor period"-- Dust jacket.

Moses : a human life

January 9, 2017
Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb, author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
x, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Identities -- The murmuring deep -- Moses veiled and unveiled -- Moses in the family : mirrors and foils -- "Moses wrote his own book."
An unprecedented portrait of Moses's inner world and perplexing character, by a distinguished biblical scholar.

Set the boy free : the autobiography

January 6, 2017
Marr, Johnny, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
ix, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: UK : Century, 2016.
Includes index.
Emily's -- Ardwick Green -- Petrol blues -- Terraces -- Wythenshawe -- West Wythy -- Town -- Angie -- Stagewear for the street -- X -- Crazy Face -- Morrissey and Marr -- The Smiths it is -- The Ritz -- Portland Street -- 'Hand in glove' -- London -- The heatwave -- Marple Bridge -- Top of the pops -- New York -- Earls Court -- Glastonbury -- Meat is murder -- America -- The queen is dead -- High on intensity, 1986 -- Crash -- Talking Heads: 88 -- Talk of the town -- The new thing -- 'Get the message' -- Nile -- Dusk -- Sonny -- High court -- Boomslang -- The end of a perfect day -- Portland -- The good ship Modest Mouse -- The new fellas -- 'We share the same skies' -- Inception -- Individual citizen -- Too late to stop now.
Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish emigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at thirteen, Marr spent his teenage years in public housing, playing guitar, devouring pop culture, and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early eighties, when he turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognized as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed. In 1983, The Smiths released their first single, and within a year their eponymous debut album reached number two in the UK chart. But by 1987, tensions within the band and desire for a wider musical scope led to Marr's departure. The end of The Smiths was just the beginning for Marr. This book explores a musical journey that has spanned decades, styles, and genres--from forming Electronic with Bernard Sumner of New Order and then The Healers, to playing with Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, Billy Bragg, Nile Rodgers, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs to collaborating with Hans Zimmer and receiving acclaim and worldwide success in his own right as a solo artist, Marr has never stopped making captivating music. Here, for the first time, he tells his own side of the story. From roaming the streets of Manchester to constantly pushing musical boundaries as a true icon and one of the most revered guitarists in the world, Set the Boy Free is the memoir of a man who has followed his dream and made himself a legend.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Vanity fair's writers on writers

January 6, 2017
©2016.
viii, 424 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction / by David Friend -- One Vanity Fair contrarian fondly recalls another. Dorothy Parker / by Christopher Hitchens -- On poets. W. H. Auden / by Joseph Brodsky -- E. E. Cummings / by Susan Cheever -- Marianne Moore / by Elizabeth Bishop -- On literary lions. Eudora Welty / by Willie Morris -- Reynolds Price / by Anne Tyler -- Saul Bellow / by Martin Amis -- Jack Kerouac / by James Wolcott -- Truman Capote / by Sam Kashner -- Norman Mailer / by Patricia Bosworth -- Ernest Hemingway / by A. Scott Berg -- Tom Wolfe / by Michael Lewis -- Distant shores. Paul Bowles / by Jay McInerney -- Gabriel García Márquez / by Paul Elie -- Primo Levi / by James Atlas -- Naguib Mahfouz / by Christopher Dickey -- Salman Rushdie / by Martin Amis -- Short takes. Willa Cather / by Truman Capote -- James Baldwin / by Jacqueline Woodson -- Roger Straus / by Tom Wolfe -- Ward Just / by David Halberstam -- Toni Morrison / by John Leonard -- Ishmael Beah / by Dave Eggers -- Robert Harris / by Nick Hornby -- Judy Blume / by Meg Wolitzer -- Wole Soyinka / by Nadine Gordimer -- Sonny Mehta / by Dave Eggers -- Christopher Hitchens / by Salman Rushdie -- A family affair. Joan Didion / by Lili Anolik -- John Gregory Dunne / by Dominick Dunne -- Dominick Dunne / by Mike Hogan -- Behind the best-sellers. Josephine Tey / by Francis Wheen -- Grace Metalious / by Michael Callahan -- Mary McCarthy / by Laura Jacobs -- Jacqueline Susann / by Amy Fine Collins -- Cormac McCarthy / by Richard B. Woodward -- Stieg Larsson / by Christopher Hitchens -- James Patterson / by Todd S. Purdum -- Donna Tartt / by Evgenia Peretz -- Memoir. Bosom Buddies / by Laura Z. Hobson -- His Jewish question / by Arthur Miller -- Darkness visible / by William Styron -- A final tale. Kay Thompson / by Marie Brenner.
Offers essays from Vanity Fair writers on specific authors, explaining their influence on other writers and the culture at large.

You gotta get bigger dreams : my life in stories and pictures

January 6, 2017
Cumming, Alan, 1965- author, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
267 pages : illustrations, portraits (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
To the left, to the left -- Lustrous pinnacle -- Crocs -- Page six -- Travels with Honey -- Grant -- Snow man -- Pool boy -- After dark -- Murray (King of the) Hill -- Jesus take the wheel -- Travis and his friend -- 22nd Street -- Chest peace -- Summer knee jerk -- Glenn Close's back -- Iris Apfel's hand -- Body parts -- Fleshbot -- I am writing this because Gore Vidal told me to -- Secrets and lies -- Diddy -- Fashion feet forward -- Natalie Merchant's shoes -- Getting to Nomi -- You gotta get bigger dreams! -- Kylie -- Kitten -- Iman -- Head down, eyes up -- Shona and Kerry -- Leon -- Life is a game -- Self-portrait, Marrakech -- Caitlin's kitchen -- Mandatory selfies -- Yes! -- Priests texting -- Sweet Liza -- Welcome to action movies -- I once sang at the Hollywood Bowl -- Jet lag -- First class dream -- Awards.
"A magical concoction of the mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures of Alan Cumming, told in his own words and pictures... In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of widsom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You gotta get bigger dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author"--Dust jacket.

Parallel lives : two Hoosier chemists from Peru

January 6, 2017
Fleck, George M., author.
©2016
xi, 440 pages : maps ; 27 cm
Parallel paths -- Colorado: the School of Mines, then the University -- Western Reserve, then to Stanford, and back to Cleveland -- Valparaiso -- Nutritional Research Associates.
"Parallel Lives chronicles the fascinating careers of chemists Albert Frederick Ottomar Germann (1886-1976) and Frank Erhart Emmanuel Germann (1887-1974). This book gives the reader significant insight into the beginnings and then the dramatic evolution of chemical research and education in the United States west of the Appalachians."--Page 4 of cover.

No quarter : the three lives of Jimmy Page

January 5, 2017
Power, Martin, author.
©2016
vi, 698 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part 1: Your time is gonna come. Mama don't allow no skiffle round here ; Baby let's play house ; Be bop a lula ; Killing floor ; Diamonds ; She just satisfies ; Out of time ; Muzak ; Shapes of things ; Stroll on ; White summer ; Dazed and confused -- Part 2: Dancing days. Babe, I'm gonna leave you ; You shook me ; Whole lotta love ; Bron-y-aur ; Stairway to heaven ; Zofo ; Over the hills and far away ; Going to California ; The song remains the same ; Kashmir ; In the light ; Achilles last stand ; Unharmonics ; Nobody's fault but mine ; Wearing and tearing ; For your life -- Part 3: In the evening. Who's to blame? ; Bird on a wing ; Crackback ; You've lost that lovin' feeling ; The only one ; Absolution blues ; Upon a golden horse ; Blue train ; The ocean ; In the evening -- Coda: The fourth life of Jimmy Page.
A genuine musical legend, Jimmy Page was the mastermind behind Led Zeppelin, among the most successful bands in the history of rock 'n' roll. As their leader, producer, principal songwriter and guitarist, Page not only shaped the sound of seventies hard rock but also created a musical and artistic legacy that stands him proudly to this day. Already one of London's most in-demand session musicians, in 1966 he joined the Yardbirds, contributing greatly to the rise of psychedelic and hard rock, thus laying the foundations for the mighty Zep and the worldwide acclaim and multi-platinum sales they enjoyed. When Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, Page carried on--first as a film composer, then as band leader of the Firm and later as a solo artist. During the nineties, his collaborations with former Zeppelin singer Robert Plant laid the groundwork for the group to return one last time in 2007. Since then, Jimmy has played at the Beijing Olympics and, among other awards, received the Kennedy Center Honor. This book is the definitive account of his musical, professional and personal journey. Researched through numerous interviews with colleagues and friends from the sixties to the present day, No Quarter also casts light on one of rock's most mysterious figures, delving into Jimmy's interests in alternative religions and philosophies and his life after the Led Zeppelin bubble burst, and telling the full story of a man many believe to be "the greatest guitarist in the greatest rock band in history."--Adapted from dust jacket.

The plot to kill King : the truth behind the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 5, 2017
Pepper, William F., 1937- author.
©2016
xxxiv, 728 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Revised, updated, and heavily expanded volume of Pepper's original..."--Book jacket.

The Quartermaster : Montgomery C. Meigs : Lincoln's General, master builder of the Union army

January 5, 2017
O'Harrow, Robert, author.
New York ; London ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
x, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimile ; 24 cm
Rigid duty -- Patience and perseverance -- Wholesome water -- An aqueduct worthy of the nation -- A rival to the Parthenon -- The great drama -- The Saturday Club -- The workload grows -- Rowdy looking -- Energetic, obliging, firm -- An inscription for all time -- Everything into confusion -- Eternal blot -- Tall and awkward candidate -- Floyd resigns -- He plucked a laurel -- A secret mission -- Much praise for Meigs -- Building an army -- Shoddy -- Sinews of war -- The war cannot be long -- Gunboats -- His best name is honesty -- Vast in quantity -- Exhaustion steals over the country -- Fret him and fret him -- Exhaustion of men and money -- A beauteous bubble -- A vulnerable capital -- The refit at Savannah -- The journey home -- Dogs to their vomit -- Soldier, engineer, architect, scientist, patriot.
"Born to a well to do, connected family in 1816, Montgomery C. Meigs graduated from West Point as an engineer. He helped build America's forts and served under Lt. Robert E. Lee to make navigation improvements on the Mississippi River. As a young man, he designed the Washington aqueducts in a city where people were dying from contaminated water. He built the spectacular wings and the massive dome of the brand new US Capitol. Introduced to President Lincoln by Secretary of State William Seward, Meigs became Lincoln's Quartermaster. It was during the Civil War that Meigs became a national hero. He commanded Ulysses S. Grant's base of supplies that made Union victories, including Gettysburg, possible. He sustained Sherman's army in Georgia, and the March to the Sea. After the war, Meigs built Arlington Cemetery (on land that had been Robert E. Lee's home). [The author] brings Meigs alive in [this book]. We get to know this major military figure that Lincoln and his Cabinet and Generals called the key to victory and learn how he fed, clothed, and armed the Union Army using his ingenuity and devotion"--Amazon.com.

Snake : the legendary life of Ken Stabler

January 5, 2017
Freeman, Michael, 1966- author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2016]
xiii, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Ken "The Snake" Stabler was a force to be reckoned with, both on and off the field. A 1974 NFL MVP, a four-time Pro-bowler, and a Super Bowl champion, he lived his life unapologetically, and in many ways, was the first NFL player who was unrepentant about having sex, drinking beer-a lot of beer-and living life as he wanted-not as the NFL wanted. But he was more than a partier; he was a marksman, the league's first cocky, swashbuckling pass thrower, an undeniable physical presence, and the man who led the Raiders to their 1976 Super Bowl championship. When Stabler passed away in July 2015, John Madden said this of him: "If I had one drive to win a game to this day, and I had a quarterback to pick, I would pick Kenny. He was a perfect quarterback and a perfect Raider. When you think about the Raiders you think about Ken Stabler." Stabler's legacy really is larger-than-life, and never before has there been an exclusive account of him. The highly successful Badasses by Peter Richmond only brushes the surface of Stabler's persona-a man who, despite his penchant for partying and debauchery, was committed to winning and being the best player he could be. Snake will tell the complete story of Ken Stabler's legacy as well as the culture that so pivotally shaped it"-- Provided by publisher.

Love triangle : Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, & Nancy Davis

January 5, 2017
Porter, Darwin. author
©2014
662 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Place of publication from page 662.
All the gossip unfit to print. Hot, unauthorized, and unapologetic! -- Cover.
Long before two of its members became the most publicized leaders of the Free World, they were part of an amorous, "winner-take-all" love triangle that rocked Hollywood. Published after decades of research, this triple biography focuses on the one of the strangest three-sided love affairs in presidential history. Read about the bizarre entanglements of Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman, and a failed, B-List starlet-Nancy Davis-who eventually evolved into one of the most controversial (and demanding) First Ladies in American history.

Drama in the Bahamas : Muhammad Ali's last fight

January 5, 2017
Hannigan, Dave.
©2016
198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
What happens in Vegas -- The sweet science of fraud -- The boy who learned to fight at Gitmo -- The talk of Tinseltown -- Searching for the fountain of youth -- Doctors differ, patient continues to fight -- If you build it... -- Trouble in Paradise Island -- The financial make weight -- For whom the cowbell tolls -- Separating the dancer from the dance -- Farewell to the king -- Of gods and monsters.
"On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair in the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball field outside Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had pushed and shoved their way into this tiny, breeze-blocked space. In this most unlikely of settings, they had come to record the last moments of the most storied of all boxing careers. They had come to intrude upon the grief. "It's over," mumbled Ali. "It's over." The show that had entertained and wowed from Zaire to Dublin, from Hamburg to Manila, finally ended its twenty-one-year run, the last performance not so much off-Broadway, more amateur theatre in the boondocks. In Drama in the Bahamas, Dave Hannigan tells the occasionally poignant, often troubling, yet always entertaining story behind Ali's last bout. Through interviews with many of those involved, he discovers exactly how and why, a few weeks short of his fortieth birthday, a seriously diminished Ali stepped through the ropes one more time to get beaten up by Trevor Berbick. "Two billion people will be conscious of my fight," said Ali, trotting out the old braggadocio about an event so lacking in luster that a cow bell was pressed in to service to signal the start and end of each round. How had it come to this? Why was he still boxing? Hannigan answers those questions and many more, offering a unique and telling glimpse into the most fascinating sportsman of the twentieth century in the last, strange days of his fistic life."-- Provided by publisher.

Kurosawa's Rashomon : a vanished city, a lost brother, and the voice inside his iconic films

January 5, 2017
Anderer, Paul, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
vii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The gate -- Primal scenes -- Beginnings (a stray dog story) -- Confessions -- The benshi -- Labyrinth -- The witnesses, and the silence -- A tale of the brothers Kurosawa -- The other Akutagawa -- Slow motion -- The trial -- Requiem/rebirth.
A groundbreaking investigation into the early life of the iconic Akira Kurosawa in connection to his most famous film -- taking us deeper into the Kurosawa and his world. dust jacket.

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