Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Women in War Films

Women in War Films Author Ralph Donald
ISBN-10 9781442234475
Release 2014-04-04
Pages 344
Download Link Click Here

This companion volume to Reel Men at War takes a look at how women have been portrayed in war films, from silents of the 1920s to films of the twenty-first century. The authors explore the full range of women on the home front, covering nurses and doctors on the war front and women in combat. Films examined include Wings, A Farewell to Arms, Since You Went Away, So Proudly We Hail, Mrs. Miniver, A Guy Named Joe, The Best Years of Our Lives, From Here to Eternity, M*A*S*H, Coming Home, Aliens, G. I. Jane, Courage under Fire, Starship Troopers, Inglorious Basterds, and Zero Dark Thirty. This volume also includes an extensive filmography with brief assessments of how women are portrayed in each of these films.



Selling Sex on Screen

Selling Sex on Screen Author Karen A. Ritzenhoff
ISBN-10 9781442253544
Release 2015-07-16
Pages 282
Download Link Click Here

The volume explores contemporary and historical films about “marked women” in various national cinema traditions. The essays focus on the depictions of prostitution and promiscuity in visual media from Silent Film in America to Weimar Cinema in Germany, the Golden Years in Hollywood, to the present. The book also touches on the Western genre, exploitation film, pornography, independent, and exploitation movies.



Hollywood Enlists

Hollywood Enlists Author Ralph Donald
ISBN-10 9781442277274
Release 2017-03-08
Pages 274
Download Link Click Here

This book explores how the Hollywood studios used sophisticated strategies of propaganda to ideologically unite the country during WWII. Through such films as Casablanca, They Were Expendable, and others, the studios appealed to the public’s sense of nationalism, demonized the enemy, and stressed that wartime sacrifices would result in triumph.



Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves Author Jeffrey A. Brown
ISBN-10 1604737158
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 288
Download Link Click Here

Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture addresses the conflicted meanings associated with the figure of the action heroine as she has evolved in various media forms since the late 1980s. Jeffrey A. Brown discusses this immensely popular character type as an example of, and challenge to, existing theories about gender as a performance identity. Her assumption of heroic masculine traits combined with her sexualized physical depiction demonstrates the ambiguous nature of traditional gender expectations and indicates a growing awareness of more aggressive and violent roles for women. The excessive sexual fetishism of action heroines is a central theme throughout. The topic is analyzed as an insight into the transgressive image of the dominatrix, as a refection of the shift in popular feminism from second-wave politics to third-wave and post-feminist pleasures, and as a form of patriarchal backlash that facilitates a masculine fantasy of controlling strong female characters. Brown interprets the action heroine as a representation of changing gender dynamics that balances the sexual objectification of women with progressive models of female strength. While the primary focus of this study is the action heroine as represented in Hollywood film and television, the book also includes the action heroine's emergence in contemporary popular literature, comic books, cartoons, and video games.



Hollywood Heroines

Hollywood Heroines Author Helen Hanson
ISBN-10 1845115627
Release 2007
Pages 251
Download Link Click Here

The endangered and dangerous female figures of Rebecca, of Jagged Edge and What Lies Beneath have a deserved and enduring fascination. Helen Hanson re-examines these gothic heroines of Hollywood and their meanings, in two of Hollywood's key generic cycles, film noir and the female gothic film. Starting at the beginning, with the origin of these cycles and the ways in which they represented women in the American film industry and culture of the 1940s, she traces their revival in neo-noir and neo-gothic films from the 1980s to the present. She also places the female figures of the femme fatale, female investigator and gothic heroine within the shifting contexts of the film industry and debates in feminist film criticism. Hanson examines a wide range of films from both periods, including Suspicion, Gaslight and Pacific Heights, and gives particular attention to their presentation of female stories, actions and perspectives. She reveals a diversity of female figures, representations and actions in film noir and the female gothic film, and argues that these women are part of a negotiation of female identities, desires and roles across a long historical period. Hollywood Heroines offers us new ways of thinking about classic and contemporary Hollywood heroines, and about the interrelationships of gender and genre.



The Real Watergate Scandal

The Real Watergate Scandal Author Geoff Shepard
ISBN-10 9781621573869
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 384
Download Link Click Here

An aging judge about to step down. Aggressive prosecutors friendly with the judge. A disgraced president. A nation that had already made up its mind. The Watergate trials were a legal mess—and now, with the discovery of new documents that reveal shocking misconduct by prosecutors and judges alike, former Nixon staffer Geoff Shepard has a convincing case that the wrongdoing of these history-making trials was actually a bigger scandal than the Watergate scandal itself.



Reel Men at War

Reel Men at War Author Ralph Donald
ISBN-10 9780810881150
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 278
Download Link Click Here

This analysis of nearly 150 movies and television programs considers the influence that war films bring to bear on the socialization of young boys in America. This book considers such issues as major male stereotypes—both positive and negative—in film, the influence of sports as an alternate to mortal combat, why men admire war and value winning so highly, and how war films define manly courage.



The Woman Left Behind

The Woman Left Behind Author Linda Howard
ISBN-10 9780062419033
Release 2018-03-06
Pages 368
Download Link Click Here

Jina Modell works in Communications for a paramilitary organization, and she really likes it. She likes the money, she likes the coolness factor—and it was very cool, even for Washington, DC. She liked being able to kick terrorist butts without ever leaving the climate-controlled comfort of the control room. But when Jina displays a really high aptitude for spatial awareness and action, she’s reassigned to work as an on-site drone operator in the field with one of the GO-teams, an elite paramilitary unit. The only problem is she isn’t particularly athletic, to put it mildly, and in order to be fit for the field, she has to learn how to run and swim for miles, jump out of a plane, shoot a gun...or else be out of a job. Team leader Levi, call sign Ace, doesn’t have much confidence in Jina--who he dubbed Babe as soon as he heard her raspy, sexy voice--making it through the rigors of training. The last thing he needs is some tech geek holding them back from completing a dangerous, covert operation. In the following months, however, no one is more surprised than he when Babe, who hates to sweat, begins to thrive in her new environment, displaying a grit and courage that wins her the admiration of her hardened, battle-worn teammates. What’s even more surprising is that the usually very disciplined GO-team leader can’t stop thinking about kissing her smart, stubborn mouth…or the building chemistry and tension between them. Meanwhile, a powerful Congresswoman is working behind the scenes to destroy the GO-teams, and a trap is set to ambush Levi’s squad in Syria. While the rest of the operatives set off on their mission, Jina remains at the base to control the surveillance drone, when the base is suddenly attacked with explosives. Thought dead by her comrades, Jina escapes to the desert where, brutally tested beyond measure, she has to figure out how to stay undetected by the enemy and make it to her crew in time before they’re exfiltrated out of the country. But Levi never leaves a soldier behind, especially the brave woman he’s fallen for. He’s bringing back the woman they left behind, dead or alive.



Soldiers Stories

Soldiers    Stories Author Yvonne Tasker
ISBN-10 9780822348474
Release 2011-08-08
Pages 313
Download Link Click Here

A comprehensive analysis of the changing representations of military women in American and British movies and TV programs from the Second World War to the present.



Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film

Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film Author D. Chris
ISBN-10 9780857715470
Release 2005-05-27
Pages 262
Download Link Click Here

Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film' offers an extraordinary close-up of the hitherto overlooked golden age of Japanese cult, action and exploitation cinema from the early 1950s through to the late 1970s, and up to the present day. Having unique access to the top maverick filmmakers and Japanese genre film icons, Chris D. brings together interviews with, and original writings on, the lives and films of such transgressive directors as Kinji Fukasaku ('Battles Without Honour and Humanity'), Seijun Suzuki ('Branded to Kill') and Koji Wakamatsu ('Ecstasy of the Angels') as well as performers like Shinichi ‘Sonny’ Chiba ('The Streetfighter', 'Kill Bill Vol. 1') and glamorous actress Meiko Kaji ('Lady Snowblood'). Bringing the story up to date with an overview of such Japanese 'enfants terrible' as Takashi Miike ('Audition') and Kiyoshi Kurasawa ('Cure'), the book also provides a compendium of facts and extras including filmographies, related bibliographies on genre fiction including Manga, and a section on female yakuzas. Illustrated with fantastic stills and posters from some of Japan’s finest cult and action films, this is a veritable bible for fans and newcomers alike.



An Old fashioned Girl

An Old fashioned Girl Author Louisa May Alcott
ISBN-10 MINN:31951001138816T
Release 1911
Pages 371
Download Link Click Here

A novel about a country girl who goes to Boston and works hard to make her place among the wealthy city people.



The Habit of Surviving

The Habit of Surviving Author Kesho Scott
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019422149
Release 1991
Pages 208
Download Link Click Here

Four Black women talk candidly about their lives, their roles as wives, mothers, and daughters, and their work, set within the context of the history of Black women in America



Enduring Vietnam

Enduring Vietnam Author James Wright
ISBN-10 9781250092496
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 352
Download Link Click Here

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows. Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. And their median age was 21—among the non-draftees it was only 20. The book describes the “baby boomers” growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in “Nam.” And to come home. With a rich narrative of the Battle for “Hamburger Hill,” and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war, and its quiet acts of courage. James Wright's Enduring Vietnam provides an important dimension to the profile of an American generation—and a rich account of an American War.



Fundamentals of Television Production

Fundamentals of Television Production Author Ralph Donald
ISBN-10 0205462324
Release 2007-07
Pages 340
Download Link Click Here

With a comprehensive approach to TV production, Fundamentals of Television Production balances a discussion of basic "how-to" and "hardware" against a discussion of aesthetics, writing, performance, directing, producing and other important skills. Fundamentals of Television Production makes the basic technical concepts of television easy to understand, while "Tech Manuals" provide more detailed technological information. Beginning with an overview that walks the reader through three types of production, the book moves on to comprehensively cover everything from camera composition, scriptwriting, and television announcing and performance to production design and producing. Throughout, the role of aesthetic consideration in communicating mood and meaning is a constant theme. While the authors stress the importance of hands-on experience, they also underscore the importance of pre-production planning throughout the text, noting that most productions should only involve the execution of plans formed well in advance. The book's readability, made even more understandable by the use of examples from popular TV programs and motion pictures, represents an approach to TV production teaching perfected over the authors' combined century of experience in the classroom and studio.



Mixing Temptation

Mixing Temptation Author Sara Jane Stone
ISBN-10 9780062423887
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

After a year spent living in hiding—with no end in sight—Caroline Andrews wants to reclaim her life. But the lingering trauma from her days serving with the marines leaves her afraid to trust the tempting logger who delivers friendship and the promise of something more. Following an accident that nearly robbed him of his hopes for the future, Josh Summers believes life has given him a second chance. He wants to settle down with the woman who stole his attention and his heart. And he’s willing to wait until she’s ready to be more than “just friends.” When fear of discovery leaves Caroline pretending to be his date, Josh tempts her to try the real thing—a relationship built on trust, not lies. But then the past threatens and Caroline must risk everything—including her freedom—to bury her demons before she can take a chance on happy-ever-after.



Hope Pain Patience

Hope  Pain   Patience Author Friederike Bubenzer
ISBN-10 9781920196363
Release 2011
Pages 259
Download Link Click Here

An edited collection of new research and analysis by a selection of authors—both from Sudan and abroad—this narrative outlines the experiences and contributions of the remarkable women who guided South Sudan in its path to freedom. By telling the stories of many brave women through firsthand accounts, it highlights some of the tremendous challenges related to gender issues in South Sudan today; challenges such as a lack of access to education, high rates of gender-based violence, the prevalence of highly patriarchal traditions and customs, and poor health-care services resulting in the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. Informative and hopeful, this book aspires to contribute to the creation of a policy framework that is in line with the vision of a democratic and peaceful South Sudan.



The Bureau and the Mole

The Bureau and the Mole Author David A. Vise
ISBN-10 9781555847555
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

Called "a first-rate spy story" (Entertainment Weekly), The Bureau and the Mole is the sensational New York Times best-seller that tells the inside story of FBI counterintelligence agent Robert Philip Hanssen, a seemingly all-American boy who would become the perfect traitor, jeopardizing America's national security for over twenty years by selling top-secret information to the Russians. Drawing from a wide variety of sources in the FBI, the Justice Department, the White House, and the intelligence community, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David A. Vise tells the story of how Hanssen employed the very sources and methods his own nation had entrusted to him in a devious game of deceit -- simply because he had something to prove. Vise also interweaves the narrative of how FBI director Louis B. Freeh led the government's desperate search for its betrayer among its own ranks, from the false leads, to the near misses, to its ultimate, shocking conclusion. Fascinating, gripping, and provocative, The Bureau and the Mole is a harrowing tale of how one man's treachery rocked a fraternity built on fidelity, bravery, and integrity -- and how the dedicated perseverance of another brought him to justice. "Absorbing ... Vise's account of Mr. Hanssen's road to becoming a double agent is fascinating." -- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Brisk, well documented ... a penetrating study of the villain and a gripping summary of the appalling evidence against him." -- Charles McCarry, The Wall Street Journal "A carefully researched and compelling account, with a startling bombshell." -- David W. Marston, The Baltimore Sun "Intelligent and well researched." -- Allen Weinstein, The Washington Post Book World