Unusually Stupid Celebrities

Autore: Kathryn Petras
Editore: Villard
ISBN: 0307498492
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The Greeks honored Zeus, the Romans revered Juno, but modern civilization worships a different sort of god: Celebrity. Face it, we follow the stars’ every move, fashion choice, and deliciously dishy affairs. Now Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras, authors of Unusually Stupid Americans, pull the demanding divas, screwball stars, and celebu-twits off their pedestals–and prove it doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to become famous. Cases in point: • Courtney Love misses an important court date relating to “possession of a controlled substance” because she can’t find a professional bodyguard at the last minute. • Mariah Carey’s entourage includes a skirt-from-touching-floor specialist, a towel hand-off person, and a professional drink holder/lifter. • Savvy traveler Paris Hilton concludes that all of Europe is, “like, French.” • Mensa candidate and rocker Tommy Lee is pretty sure that Winston Churchill was president during the Civil War, that the numeric equivalent of pi is “the two-equals-MC-squared thing,” and that an isosceles triangle is “somewhere in Bermuda.” Feuds, faith, family, money, sex, tantrums, travel–no star-studded stone is left unturned. Filled with jaw-dropping anecdotes, quirky quotes, and special stupid-celebrity awards, Unusually Stupid Celebrities provides a red-faced glimpse of the red carpet. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unusually Stupid Politicians

Autore: Kathryn Petras
Editore: Villard
ISBN: 0307498506
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Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras, bestselling authors of the scathingly funny Unusually Stupid Americans and Unusually Stupid Celebrities, now set their bipartisan sights on the hallowed halls of the United States government. Unusually Stupid Politicians exposes the mind-boggling but true political mishaps, missteps, and miscues that have even the savviest spin doctors shaking their heads and saying “No comment.” Sections include • Extreme Hairsplitting–such as when Florida governor Jeb Bush, after being accused of hiding in a closet from rampaging Democrats, denied the allegation completely, stating that “it was actually a boiler room” • Brilliant and Innovative Ideas from The Pentagon– like their groundbreaking "Gay Bomb," their "Bad Breath Inducing" halitosis weapon and their plans to enlist The Three Stooges in the fight against terror. • Creative Political Excuses——such as “I just discovered I’m Jewish and it’s a Holy Day,”——used by Senator George Allen, who, after learning of his Jewish heritage, got out of a Senate hearing to “observe” Yom Kippur • The Most Egregiously Large Political Egos–measured in standard Chuck Schumer Ego Units (CSEUs) This hilarious and eye-opening exposé gives awards for “How I Blew My Campaign” and “Worst Campaign Ad,” and shares a list of candidates “endorsed by God,” as well as a list of those who lost because of Satan. So turn off C-SPAN and quit text-messaging congressional pages–you’re about to learn what the definition of “is” is. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unusually Stupid Americans

Autore: Kathryn Petras
Editore: Villard
ISBN: 0307417611
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A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life—by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said Everyone knows that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” but sometimes that means we’re free to be as bravely stupid as we want! In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including •the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines’ brilliant “You’re scared of flying? So’s our pilot!” ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign’s inception •the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive” (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King’s assassin) •and much more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Publishers Weekly

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The Prose Writers Of America

Autore: Rufus Wilmot Griswold
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American Book Publishing Record

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Prose Writers Of America

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The Louisiana Book

Autore: Thomas M'Caleb
Editore: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781589809352
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Louisiana is unique among Western states in having almost three hundred years of history. Every writer who was anybody from the colonial days until the end of the nineteenth century are included. Replete with the literature of Louisiana, this historical collection of history, poetry, essays, and fiction features writers and biographers who are among the South's most recognized. The Louisiana Book compiles sketches of important battles and heroic figures from the Civil War era, as well as essays concerning the faults of Reconstruction. Included are two short works that debate the merits of George W. Cable's Freedman's Case in Equity. This book also contains a copious amount of poetry from Southern women. The volume is divided into these sections: Part I - Historical Part II - Specimens of oratory Part III - Essays Part IV - Fiction Part V - Poetry Included in this compilation are works by John J. Audubon, John Augustin, Julia K Wetherill Baker, Napier Bartlett, P. G. T. Beauregard, Judah P. Benjamin, Mark F. Bigney, Joseph Brennan, J. Dickson Bruns, Henry A. Bullard, B----z, George W. Cable, T. Wharton Collens, Auguste D'Avezac, M. E. M. Davis, J. D. B. DeBow, Emmanuel De La Moriniere, Albert Delpit, Edward Dessommes, Alexander Dimitry, Charles Patton Dimitry, John Dimitry, Anna Peyre Dinnies, Sarah A. Dorsey, E. John Ellis, John R. Ficklen, Martha R. Field, Henry Lynden Flash, Alcï¿1/2e Fortier, Charles Gayarrï¿1/2, Randall L. Gibson, John R. Grymes, Lafcadio Hearn, William H. Holcombe, Randell Hunt, William Preston Johnston, Grace King, Henry J. Leovy, Edward Livingston, Francois-Xavier Martin, Etienne Mazureau, Theodore H. M'Caleb, Harry McCarthy, Frank McGloin, Alfred Mercier, Eliza J. Nicholson, Richard Nixon, R. N. Ogden, John W. Overall, William Miller Owen, Benjamin M. Palmer, Seargent S. Prentiss, James R. Randall, Alfred Roman, Christian Roselius, Adrien Rouquette, B. J. Sage, Gustavus Schmidt, Thomas J. Semmes, Robert Sharp, James T. Smith, Pierre Soulï¿1/2, Ruth McEnery Stuart, Richard Taylor, Mary Ashley Townsend, Alexander Walker, Richard Henry Wilde, Espy W. H. Williams, and Richard d'Alton Williams.

History S Greatest Hits

Autore: Joseph Cummins
Editore: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742664873
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The Crusades, Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day — we've all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? The ultimate popular history book, History's Greatest Hits brings together, in one elegantly designed volume, the forty most famous events from our past. Author Joseph Cummins recounts each episode with a storyteller's flair. In doing so, he offers fascinating insights into the minds of the protagonists, including many of the greatest names in history, from Hannibal to Churchill and Columbus to Kennedy, as well as new perspectives on conventional history. He reveals just what made these incidents so significant and why they have gained a permanent place in our collective consciousness. Short, easily digestible chapters make this an ideal way to catch up on the history we've heard of and ought to know more about. Illustrations and period photography enhance each story. History's Greatest Hits is the perfect gift for amateur history buffs, students and anyone else seeking to understand the world we live in today.

Celebrity Register

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International Celebrity Register

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The Prose Writers Of America

Autore: Rufus Wilmot Griswold
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The Journals Of Thomas Babington Macaulay 18 November 1848 27 July 1850

Autore: Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay
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Catalogue Of An Exhibition Of Spanish Paintings From El Greco To Goya

Autore: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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Books In Print 2004 2005

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Ten V Angli Tin Thirsty Hearts

Autore: Julia Ross
Editore: Grada Publishing a.s.
ISBN: 8024736322
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The Nation

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Flappers

Autore: Judith Mackrell
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230771688
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For many young women, the 1920s felt like a promise of liberty. It was a period when they dared to shorten their skirts and shingle their hair, to smoke, drink, take drugs and to claim sexual freedoms. In an era of soaring stock markets, consumer expansion, urbanization and fast travel, women were reimagining both the small detail and the large ambitions of their lives. In Flappers, acclaimed biographer Judith Mackrell follows a group of six women - Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka - who, between them, exemplified the range and daring of that generation's spirit. For them, the pursuit of experience was not just about dancing the Charleston and wearing fashionable clothes. They made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age, pursuing experience in ways that their mothers could never have imagined, seeking to define what it was to be young and a woman in an age where the smashing of old certainties had thrown the world wide open. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and sometimes tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world.

There And Back Again

Autore: Sean Astin
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466856351
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The fascinating memoir of a Hollywood life and an inside look at a life-changing role and the groundbreaking Lord of the Rings films that captured the imagination of movie fans everywhere. The Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful film franchises in cinematic history. Winner of a record eleven Academy Awards--a clean sweep--and breaking box office records worldwide, the trilogy is a breathtaking cinematic achievement and beloved by fans everywhere. For Sean Astin, a Hollywood child (his mother is Patty Duke and stepfather is John Astin) who made his feature film debut at 13 in the 1980s classic The Goonies and played the title role in Rudy, the call from his agent about the role of Samwise Gamgee couldn't have come at a better time. His career was at a low point and choice roles were hard to come by. But his 18-month experience in New Zealand with director Peter Jackson and the cast and crew od The Lord of the Rings films would be more than simply a dream-come-true--it would prove to be the challenge of a lifetime. There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale is the complete memoir of Sean Astin, from his early days in Hollywood to the role that changed his life. Though much has been written about the making of the films, including the techniques and artistry employed to bring Tolkien's vision of life and the various relationships between castmembers, the real story of what took place on the set, the harrowing ordeals of the actors and the unspoken controversy and backstage dealings have never been told. Sean's experience and candid account of his time filming in New Zealand is unparalleled. More than a companion guide to the Ring films, There and Back Again filled with stories from the set and of the actors involved that have never been revealed before and is an eye-opening look from a Hollywood veteran at the blood, sweat and tears that went into the making of one of the most ambitious films of all time.