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Positively Fifth Street
Positively Fifth Street
Paperback      ISBN: 0312422520
A steamy chronicle of life in Las Vegas investigates the murder of poker player Ted Binion, revealing a secret world of kinky sex, black magic, and science lurking at the heart of gambling's world series. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
The Gospel According to Disney
Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
Paperback      ISBN: 0664225918
Explores the role that the animated features of Walt Disney played on the moral and spiritual development of generations of children by exploring the most popular Disney films.
The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
Paperback      ISBN: 0393951693
Presents a collection of examples of major American urban legends, one of the most common forms of contemporary American folklore, and explains their popular appeal
The Answer Is Never: A Skateboarder's History of the World
The Answer Is Never
A Skateboarder's History of the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0802139450
A skating journalist traces the history of skateboarding from its origins in Southern California's beach towns forty years ago, describing his personal experiences of the sport in different cultures throughout the world, its influence on major trends, and its top pioneers. Original.
The Dream Life: Movies, Media, And The Mythology Of The Sixties
The Dream Life
Movies, Media, And The Mythology Of The Sixties
Paperback      ISBN: 1565849787
The Village Voice film critic illuminates the film culture of the 1960s, focusing on key movies such as Dr. Strangelove, Bonnie and Clyde, and The Wild Bunch. Reprint.
Them: Adventures With Extremists
Them
Adventures With Extremists
Paperback      ISBN: 0743233212
A wide variety of extremist groups -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- share the oddly similar belief that a tiny shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to track down the fabled secret room. As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was often considered one of "Them" but he had no idea if their meetings actually took place. Was he just not invited? Them takes us across three continents and into the secret room. Along the way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, considered one of the most dangerous men in Great Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. He is chased by men in dark glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp. In the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and leading politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- undertake a bizarre owl ritual. Ronson's investigations, by turns creepy and comical, reveal some alarming things about the looking-glass world of "us" and "them." Them is a deep and fascinating look at the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto something? Or is Jon Ronson becoming one of them?
Communion: The Female Search for Love
Communion
The Female Search for Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0060938293
An acclaimed writer, cultural critic, and feminist theorist presents a provocative and relevatory work, filled with wisdom and intimacy, that discusses the place of love in a woman's life by examining women's full participation in the workforce, the culture of self-help, and the impact of the feminist movement on women and love. Reprint.
Chimes of Freedom: The Politics of Bob Dylan's Art
Chimes of Freedom
The Politics of Bob Dylan's Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 156584825x
Looks at the early works of Bob Dylan, which were used as protest songs, and how he moved away from politics in his music with his later works.
Minnesota Eats Out: An Illustrated History
Minnesota Eats Out
An Illustrated History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514521
Minnesota Eats Out is a virtual romp through the state's dining spots, from early health resorts to Prohibition-era speakeasies to A&W drive-ins, illustrated with over one thousand photographs, postcards, menus, matchbooks, and collectible dishes. In eleven chapters divided by type of eatery, Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky narrate the history of dining in the North Star State, highlighting innovative foods, cutting-edge graphic design, and inspired restaurant architecture, along with anecdotes about beloved restaurants remembered through the decades. Accompanying this history is a collection of recipes for dishes made famous through the years, like the pioneers' Indian Pudding and old favorites from Eibner's Bakery in New Ulm or Ruttger's Resort in Brainerd. Eleanor Ostman revised these recipes for preparation in modern kitchens. Embellished with historic photographs, collectible tableware, and restaurant ephemera, the recipes invite today's readers to re-create cherished flavor memories.
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation
The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Paperback      ISBN: 0060938455
Analyzing the influence of the fast food industry on American society, an award-winning journalist explores the homogenization of American society and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, food production, and more. Reprint.