Icons Of Talk

Autor: Donna L. Halper
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313343810
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Icons of Talk highlights the most groundbreaking exemplars of the talk show genre, a genre that has had a profound influence on American life for over 70 years. It goes behind the scenes to showcase the techniques hosts used to motivate (and sometimes aggravate) audiences, and examines the talk show in all of its various formats, including sports-talk, religious-talk, political-talk, and celebrity-talk.

Icons Of The American Comic Book

Autor: Randy Duncan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399239
File Size: 45,87 MB
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Icons Of African American Comedy

Autor: Eddie M. Tafoya
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313380856
File Size: 37,47 MB
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This in-depth compilation of the lives, works, and contributions of 12 icons of African-American comedy explores their impact on American entertainment and the way America thinks about race. • A chronology of the major events of more than 100 years of comedic history • 24 photographs showing the 12 featured comedians at various stages in their careers • A list of resources at the end of each chapter, including books, articles, movies, recordings, and stand-up performances • Suggestions for further reading

Icons Of American Cooking

Autor: Victor William Geraci
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313381321
File Size: 61,47 MB
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Presents the lives and careers of twenty-four American personalities involved in food and cooking, covering their education, travels, restaurants, written works, and awards. including such celebrities as James Beard, Julia Child, Mollie Katzen, Martha Stewart, and Alice Waters.

Icons Of African American Literature

Autor: Yolanda Williams Page
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313352038
File Size: 14,34 MB
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The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. * 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information * Entries cover authors and cultural topics * Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter

Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection

Autor: Mitzi M. Brunsdale
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313345302
File Size: 58,47 MB
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre

Icons Of Women S Sport 2 Volumes

Autor: Kelly Boyer Sagert
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313385491
File Size: 65,69 MB
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This collection of fascinating biographies of outstanding women athletes past and present including superstars such as Nadia Comaneci, Mia Hamm, Jackie-Joyner Kersee, Danica Patrick, and Serena and Venus Williams. • Photographs of accomplished female athletes • A chronology helps readers put entries in context • A bibliography provides suggestions for further reading

Icons Of The Middle Ages Rulers Writers Rebels And Saints 2 Volumes

Autor: Lister M. Matheson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1573567809
File Size: 15,11 MB
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From Thomas Becket to Charlemagne, from Leif Erickson to Count Dracula, this series of biographical essays separates truth from legend as it explores the lives of some of the most accomplished and influential figures of medieval history. • Contributions from 18 accomplished scholars and writers bring their fascinating medieval era subjects to life in 20 entries—18 biographical and 2 topical entries • Bibliographical references and "Suggestions for Further Reading" for each chapter

Biographical Encyclopedia Of American Radio

Autor: Christopher H. Sterling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136993754
File Size: 70,36 MB
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of American Radio presents the very best biographies of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Radio in a single volume. It includes more than 200 biographical entries on the most important and influential American radio personalities, writers, producers, directors, newscasters, and network executives. With 23 new biographies and updated entries throughout, this volume covers key figures from radio’s past and present including Glenn Beck, Jessie Blayton, Fred Friendly, Arthur Godfrey, Bob Hope, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Ryan Seacrest, Laura Schlesinger, Red Skelton, Nina Totenberg, Walter Winchell, and many more. Scholarly but accessible, this encyclopedia provides an unrivaled guide to the voices behind radio for students and general readers alike.

Television Program Master Index

Autor: Charles V. Dintrone
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476612579
File Size: 62,67 MB
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This work indexes books, journal articles, and dissertations that mention television shows. One feature is that the references with important or very important information are highlighted. Scholarly works are emphasized but memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and some popular works meant for fans are also included. The major focus is on service to researchers in the history of television, a growing field. The listings are keyed to an annotated bibliography. In addition, there is a section of works making references to groups (e.g., women, blacks, gays, youth, politicians). Changes from the second edition include more than 300 new shows, airing on a wider variety of networks; 2000+ references (more than double the second edition); and a large increase in scholarly articles. The book provides access to materials on almost 2300 shows, including groundbreaking ones like All in the Family (almost 200 entries); cult favorites like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (200+ entries); and a classic franchise, Star Trek (more than 400 entries for all the shows). Trends in television programming, such as changing gender roles, are extensively indexed. The shows covered range from the late 1940s to 2010 (The Walking Dead). References range from 1956 to 2013.