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One Giant Leap
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

One Giant Leap

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-01-01
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  • Publisher: Forge Books

On July 20, 1969 the whole world stopped. It was a day in which a man who grew up on a farm without electricity would announce, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." In this, the first ever biography of Neil Armstrong, Leon Wagener explores the man whose walk on the moon is still compared to humankind's progenitor's crawl out of the primordial ooze. And whose retreat back to a farm in his native Ohio soon after the last ticker tape confetti fell, has left him looked upon as a reclusive hermit ever since. This is the true story of a national hero, whose life long quest to walk on the moon truely mirrors our best selves, an American who braved incredible danger daily over a lon...

Foster Child
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

Foster Child

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: E P Dutton

A biography by Jodie Foster's brother reveals their joint travails as children of divorce and Hollywood, and her subsequent rise to the pinnacle of Hollywood success and his own decline into drugs.

JODIE FOSTER, L'ENFANCE
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 283

JODIE FOSTER, L'ENFANCE

Enfant précoce, voire " surdouée ", selon certains, Jodie dispose de nombreux talents pour beaucoup de choses. En replaçant les événements dans leur contexte géographique et historique, l'auteur révèle les succès et les déboires de Jodie Foster, tant du point de vue cinématographique qu'émotionnel. Après avoir passé quatre années brillantes à Yale et avoir été la victime de malades mentaux et de la presse à scandale, Jodie Foster a enfin réussi à se faire un nom dans le monde du cinéma. En relatant tous ses films, l'auteur nous dévoile comment elle est devenue réalisatrice, productrice et directrice de sa propre société de production. Aujourd'hui, à trente quatre ans, Jodie Foster est l'une des actrices les plus célèbres d'Hollywood.

Sensing the Past
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Sensing the Past

How do perceptions of the past--not just of particular events, but of the trajectory of history as a whole--shape our experience of the world? Sensing the Past tackles this question with an unlikely source of historical insight--the work of six major Hollywood stars: Clint Eastwood, Daniel Day-Lewis, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Jodie Foster. By focusing on the career choices made by these iconic actors, Cullen uncovers a discrete set of historical narratives, revealing the surprising ways historical forces shape our understanding of the world.

A Dictionary of the Space Age
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

A Dictionary of the Space Age

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-05-01
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

This is a must-own reference for space history buffs.

The Amateur
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Amateur

Argues that President Obama is arrogant and incompetent and discusses how his wife wields immense control over him, the real reason Rahm Emmanuel left the White House, and how Obama has forgotten and ignored those who helped put him in power.

Dangerous Curves
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Dangerous Curves

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-02-01
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

With images of Jennifer Lopez’s butt and America Ferrera’s smile saturating national and global culture, Latina bodies have become an ubiquitous presence. Dangerous Curves traces the visibility of the Latina body in the media and popular culture by analyzing a broad range of popular media including news, media gossip, movies, television news, and online audience discussions. Isabel Molina-Guzmán maps the ways in which the Latina body is gendered, sexualized, and racialized within the United States media using a series of fascinating case studies. The book examines tabloid headlines about Jennifer Lopez’s indomitable sexuality, the contested authenticity of Salma Hayek’s portrayal of...

McCall's
  • Language: en

McCall's

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997-04
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Contemporary Authors
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 480

Contemporary Authors

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Education Gazette of the Province of the Cape of Good Hope
  • Language: en

The Education Gazette of the Province of the Cape of Good Hope

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1963
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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