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The Academy Awards: The complete unofficial history, 30 Jun 2010
This book is a thorough account of the Academy's history from the first Awards which were handed out in 1929 right up to 2007. It gives information on all the award winners and what became of the stars of those films as well as movie related trivia which took place during that year. It mentions films which should have won an Oscar as well as the actors and actresses that were passed up. It's wonderfully illustrated from start to finish and each year is given a dedicated four pages which is expertly covered. The only negative I can find is I felt they should have gone into a little detail about what the films that won Oscars were about so the reader could know what the film was essentially about, but I'm only nitpicking really, all in all an excellent book and one which I would recommend to anybody even remotely interested about films or the film industry.