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Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece, Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart (The Ace Performer Collection Series)
Discovering the Maltese Falcon and Sam Spade: The Evolution of Dashiell Hammett's Masterpiece, Including John Huston's Movie with Humphrey Bogart (The Ace Performer Collection Series)
by Richard Layman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.09

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Question Left Unanswered, 8 Jun 2006
I love the story of THE MALTESE FALCON, not only as it is told in Hammett's novel but also as it is portrayed in John Huston's movie. I can never read enough about Dashiell Hammett, Joseph Shaw, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Gladys George, Sydney Greenstreet, Elisha Cook Jr., Mary Astor, Barton MacLane, Lillian Hellman, the Knights of Malta, BLACK MASK, San Francisco after World War I and Raymond Chandler.

This book has enough anecdotes and background material to satisfy even the most ardent enthusiast. My favorite piece is an account by Mary Astor of her experiences while filming for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in the 1941 version of THE MALTESE FALCON.


The Chinese Parrot
The Chinese Parrot
by Earl Derr Biggers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charlie Chan Meets A Bilingual Parrot, 19 Dec 2005
This review is from: The Chinese Parrot (Paperback)
Sally Jordan is a Honolulu heiress who is forced to sell a valuable set of pearls. The pearls are sold to Wall Street financier P.J. Madden through a local jeweler named Alexander Eden. The plan is to deliver the pearls to Madden in New York City. Charlie Chan and the jeweler's son Bob are selected to make the delivery. Charlie and Bob learn along the way that there has been a change of plans and the pearls will now be taken to Madden's ranch in the California dessert. Charlie is suspicious and decides to send Bob ahead to the ranch without the pearls while he arrives later disguised as a Chinese cook. THE CHINESE PARROT was produced as a silent film by Universal in 1926 with the role of Chan played by Kamiyama Sojin, a Japanese actor.


God's Creative Power for Healing: Minibook
God's Creative Power for Healing: Minibook
by Capps Charles
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God's Word Is Medicine, 24 April 2005
Capps believes that people can receive a divine healing through the use of God's Word in much the same way that a physical healing is attained by taking medicine.He lists numerous scriptual passages to be used in combatting different types of diseases and conditions. His prescription requires that these bible verses be spoken at least two or three times daily. If the condition worsens, he advises us to double our efforts.
Capps' little booklet is clearly written. His message is not really unique since it is similar to the approaches to healing advocated by Kenneth Hagin, Jim Glennon, Ralph C. Brittain, Dodie Osteen and many others.


Dictionary of Literary Biography: Vol. 226 American Hard Boiled Crime Writers
Dictionary of Literary Biography: Vol. 226 American Hard Boiled Crime Writers
by George Parker Anderson
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book For Hard-Boiled Mystery Fans., 8 Mar 2005
AMERICAN HARD-BOILED CRIME WRITERS contains career biographies of thirty-one of the leading hard-boiled mystery writers such as Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, James Lee Burke, Bill Pronzini and Joe Gores. The entries are carefully researched and highly readable.This volume is a very respectable addition to the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series.


Danish Writers of the Renaissance/Reformation, 1500-1900: 306 (Dictionary of Literary Biography)
Danish Writers of the Renaissance/Reformation, 1500-1900: 306 (Dictionary of Literary Biography)
by President George Anderson
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference Book For Mystery Fans, 6 Mar 2005
AMERICAN MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE WRITERS contains career biographies of thirty-three authors such as John D. MacDonald, Walter Mosley, Robert B. Parker, Rex Stout, Earl Derr Biggers, Tony Hillerman, Edward D. Hoch, S.S. Van Dine, John Dickson Carr and F. van Wyck Mason. The entries are carefully researched and very readable. This volume is part of the ambitious and award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series which also includes AMERICAN HARD-BOILED CRIME WRITERS (Volume #226).


Ballroom Dance Pack
Ballroom Dance Pack
by Walter Laird
Edition: Hardcover

26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Model Of Simplicity, 18 Feb 2003
This review is from: Ballroom Dance Pack (Hardcover)
THE BALLROOM DANCE PACK is a model of simplicity. Walter Laird presents basic instruction in the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Cha-Cha, Samba and Rumba. He starts each lesson with a demonstration of a solo exercise and pictures of the appropriate close hold. The emphasis throughout the book is on the basics.
Laird teaches the British style with the man leading with his right foot. Americans consequently will have to reverse the process. If you are seeking the basic fundamentals, this manual is a good place to find them.


The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith
The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith
by Marcus J. Borg
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.42

44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Relationship With The Living God, 1 Aug 2002
THE GOD WE NEVER KNEW covers three broad subjects. In the first section Borg describes both the God he learned about in his youth and also the God he came to know later in life.
In the next section the author explains why our image of God is important and how it influences our entire concept of the sacred.
In the last part of the book Borg explains that God is all around us. The sacred is not somewhere else. God is always in relationship to us and journeying with us. God yearns to be known by us.
The closing chapters resemble an instruction manual on how to open up to God. Borg includes here a clear vision of what we can expect from our own pilgrimage with Jesus. This is what sets the author apart from most of the other Jesus Seminar scholars. Borg goes beyond the reconstruction of the historical Jesus to emphasize the rewards of seeking a relationship with the living God.


Jesus: A New Vision - Spirit, Culture and the Life of Discipleship
Jesus: A New Vision - Spirit, Culture and the Life of Discipleship
by Marcus J. Borg
Edition: Paperback

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Spirit-filled Figure in the Charismatic Stream of Judaism, 3 July 2002
One of the ideas I applaud the most in this book is Borg's suggestion that the power of the Spirit can create new life for believers. Life in the Spirit not only draws one away from culture but it can actually create an alternative community and culture.
Borg describes Jesus as a Spirit-filled figure in the charasmatic stream of Judaism. JESUS: A NEW VISION is one of the more inspiring books I have read on the subject of the historical Jesus.


A Long Way from Tipperary: What a Former Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth: A Memoir
A Long Way from Tipperary: What a Former Monk Discovered in His Search for the Truth: A Memoir
by John Domini Crossan
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wounded Cynic, 27 Jun 2002
I have great respect for the intellect of Crossan and never fail to be impressed by his many insights about the historical Jesus and the birth of Christianity. In this regard A LONG WAY FROM TIPPERARY does not disappoint but I cannot shake the impression that Crossan is at heart a wounded cynic.


Jesus at 2000
Jesus at 2000
by Marcus J. Borg
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Place To Begin The Journey, 17 Jun 2002
This review is from: Jesus at 2000 (Paperback)
For anyone interested in learning more about the work of the Jesus Seminar and contemporary Jesus scholarship this is as good a place as any to begin the journey. The diverse essays are mainly excellent. Most chapters are accompanied by questions and responses recorded during the actual scholarly symposium commemorating the 2000 anniversary of the birth of Jesus held at Oregon State University in 1996. The notes for each chapter are extensive and I find the list of resources at the end of the book to be very helpful for someone who is just beginning to become curious about the study of the historical Jesus.


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