Monday, July 28, 2014

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If you're like us, you've circled this week and next on your calendar because these were the very weeks in 1804 when the Lewis and Clark Expedition was gearing up to start off on the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, 
making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast. I wish I had been on the trail with them discovering the orange groves and eucalyptus growing wild all over the California foothills, where one day William S. Hart, Tom Mix, D. W. Griffith, and eventually Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, and others would be making Western movies. Here are just a few of our most popular titles that you'll want in a print edition or in the $3.49 Kindle editions that are on sale only on Amazon.com right now. If these don't put the scent of sage in your nostrils, nothing will:
     
 
     
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Listen to some wonderful Western warbling on these tunes while you're deciding which of our Kindle books, paperbacks, or hardbacks to get this week:

Click on any song and it will open in a new window. Then, just minimize it, return to your e-mail, and continue reading our Blog.

"COMANCHE, THE BRAVE HEART" Johnny Horton
"EMPTY SADDLES IN THE OLD CORRAL" Roy Rogers/Sons of the Pioneers
"GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY" Gene Autry

"COWBOY TAKE ME AWAY" Dixie Chicks 
"I WANT TO BE A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART" Lee Ann Rimes 
 
THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLER
I Am Mister Ed . . . Allan "Rocky" Lane Revealed by Linda Alexander




Speaking of Western heroes, in years past, the most famous "Rocky" was a cowboy. There’s a reason this book is still topping our sales charts: so many people remember him as Red Ryder, the comic book Western hero-come-to-life at the Saturday afternoon matinee. Even more people remember him as Rocky Lane, yet another Western good guy, and a name that became synonymous with his own. Scores of kids in the 1940s and 1950s went to the picture show to while away a happy Saturday afternoon, watching in adolescent excitement as Red Ryder or Rocky Lane fought off all the bad guys on the Western range, always winning the day just in the nick of time. Children were Allan Lane's main audience.

Then, there are the tens of millions who know him as voice of TV's famous talking horse, Mister Ed.

Yet Allan Lane, the man, has been a mystery almost as long as he's been seen on movie and TV screens . . . until now.

I Am Mister Ed . . . Allan "Rocky"Lane Revealed finally exposes the full scope of the complicated life of Allan "Rocky" Lane.

 
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WILLIAM S. HART EVENTS 


When William S. Hart, one of the most famous of all movie cowboys, retired, he bequeathed his 10,000-square-foot dream home at the top of the hill on his Horseshoe Ranch in Newhall, California to the County of Los Angeles to be converted into a park and museum for the public. He said, "When I was making pictures, the people gave me their nickels, dimes, and quarters. When I am gone, I want them to have my home."

Upcoming exciting events if you're in the area:

Silents Under the Stars
August 9, 2014 Time: 6:00pm Hart Hall
Experience the "reel" West with an evening at the annual Silents Under the Stars extravaganza! Enjoy a catered BBQ dinner, twilight tours of the Hart Museum's Mansion, live music, and a classic silent Western film out under the stars.

Hart Mansion Open House
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:00am – 4:00pm
Cost is FREE
Explore Bill Hart’s hilltop mansion at your own pace, revel in his amazing collections of Western art, Native American artifacts, early Hollywood memorabilia, and personal furnishings, and spend some time exploring the history and impact of American immigration.

Cowboy Day at the Ranch
Saturday, September 20, 2014 9:30am – 12:00pm
Hart Museum Ranch House
Cost is FREE
Mosey on out to William S. Hart Park and Museum and explore the daily life of an American cowboy. Take your young ones back into the past to explore the daily lives of those who came before us.

SIMPLY CLICK HERE TO VISIT HART'S WEB SITE FOR MORE INFO

In the meantime, hear William S. Hart speak, as he performs his heartrending poem "Pinto Ben," in that great voice of his that once thrilled thousands of people attending his Broadway plays.


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HOT OFF THE PRESS
Fifteen Minutes With . . . 40 Years of Interview by G. Michael Dobbs




Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost forty-year career. This volume of interviews includes conversations with people such as Vincent Price, Ray Bradbury, Dave Attell, Maureen O’Hara, Don McLean, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Rice, Lillian Gish, Buster Crabbe, Bill Cosby, William Gaines, Paula Poundstone, Rachel Maddow, Bob Backlund, and many more.

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HOT OFF THE PRESS MEETS ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
Full Frontal Tenudity by Judy Tenuta

 
"Do illiterates get the full effect of alphabet soup?" asked comedian Judy Tanuta.

We wondered, too. We had to get Judy's new comedy book,
 Full Frontal Tenudity!to find out the answer to that and many other questions. Fortunately, Judy answers none of them. Instead, she plunges you into one sidesplitting story after another. I laughed so hard doubled over that I had the book upside down after I wiped my eyes. 

 
If you need a good laugh and if you love the offbeat, wisecracking comedy of Sam Kinison and Steven Wright, then you're probably already a fan of Judy Tenuta, the Grammy Award-nominated comedian justly renowned for her brash persona, insult comedy, and hilariously shameless self-promotion as a "Love Goddess."

Judy brazenly states, “Move over, Marianne Williamson! My new book is the greatest guide to happiness, fulfillment, and gut-wreching hilarity, and victims of Los Angeles public school system will especially love it because you don’t even have to know how to read! The pictures alone will put you into a fit of uncontrollable laughter!” Then, she paused, gazing wistfully into the distance to reflect. “My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.’”

Judy Tenuta gained notoriety as an accordion-playing stand-up comic in the mid-1980s. She has appeared on The Weird Al Show, music videos for Headline News and White & Nerdy,  Hollywood SquaresStreet Smarts, and the 1998-1999 revival of Match Game. Her HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime comedy specials earned her a loyal following. She is also well-known for her voice work in as Edna on Duckman,as the Black Widow on Space Ghost Coast to Coastand as herself in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

GET YOUR FIRST EDITION NOW!

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FOR AUDIO BOOK VERSION, SPELL "JUDY" WITH ALPHABET SOUP LETTERS AND MAKE A WISH. IT WILL SURELY COME ONE DAY.


Or order by mail:
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Watch hilarious Judy right now. Click the photo above.

 
RETURN OF THE REVENGE OF THE SON OF HOT OFF THE PRESS
We Can Be Who We Are: Movie Musicals from the 1970s 
By Lee Gambin



Into the 1970s, the movie musical became a daring, dangerous, and divinely decedent cinema experience. Lee Gambin’s We Can Be Who We Are: Movie Musicals from the 1970s explores this explosive energy and diversity.

The movie musical has been a much loved genre since motion pictures found a voice and learned to sing. Throughout the decades, audiences thrilled to the glamour of the musicals of Busby Berkley and were emotionally invested in stories about Austrian nuns and the King of Siam with the musicals from Rodgers and Hammerstein. With the advent of Rock ’n Roll, Heavy Metal, R&B, Motown, Punk Rock, and Disco entering the public consciousness, musicals started to sing a very different tune. From the quirky sophistication of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and the dark unnerving genius of Cabaret to the sweet sentimentality ofCharlotte’s Web, Gambin’s book offers insightful film criticism while exhaustively covering the decade.

Some of the films Gambin examines include Phantom of the Paradise, Grease, The Wiz, Rock’n’Roll High School, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, All That Jazz, Godspell, Hair, The Rose, Saturday Night Fever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Pete’s Dragon, Tommy, Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park, and many more.

The book also features incredible brand new interviews from dozens of extremely talented artists who made these movies possible: director John Carpenter discussing his biopic Elvis; Lesley Ann Warren giving fascinating insight into the made for TV production It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…It’s Superman; auteur filmmaker Norman Jewison delivering two very different musicals with Fiddler on the Roof andJesus Christ Superstar. This book is loaded with numerous production stories and candid insights into how these films were made and received. Gambin’s book also features loads of wonderful photos, many of which have never before been seen including wonderfully candid behind the scenes stills.


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ENTER TO WIN
$99 IN FREE BOOKS, E-BOOKS, CDs, OR DVDs

TAKE 60 SECONDS. 
Simply answer a few questions about what kind of books you like and a few demographic details and you'll be entered in the drawing to win $99 in free books, e-books, CDs, or DVDs. The deadline is August 30, 2014. You are part of a select group we want to hear from. Your name is not required, but we do need your e-mail address so we can contact you if you win in the drawing. Your responses are confidential. We will not contact you with additional questions. Thank you for helping us bring you the products you want most in the format you want most.
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.
Bear Manor Media authors will be signing copies of their books to more than 2,200 people coming to see an exciting array of film and television stars. BearManor authors currently saying that they are planning to attend include Michael J. Hayde, Joe Martelle, Michael Hoey, Scott Allen Nolen, Jim Rosin, Martin Grams, Jr., and Linda Alexander. 
The Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a non-profit three-day festival that benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event includes seminars and slide show presentations, Hollywood celebrities signing autographs, book signings, a 24-hour movie room, over 200 vendor tables (including ours) and much more. For more information visit the convention website atwww.MidAtlanticNostalgiaConvention.com, or
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JACK FRENCH
AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO


The Merrill Historical Society in Merrill, Wisconsin, presents A Sunday Evening with Jack French and The Golden Age of Radio Sunday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m., at the Merrill History & Culture Center.

BearManor Media author Jack French will share his research and stories about the days when radio was the main source of entertainment in our homes.

Tickets $5 (HS Members $4). Seating is limited. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Tickets go on sale July 23rd at the Mer-rill History & Culture Center, (715-536-5652)—or online at www.merrillhistory.org. Sponsors: First Street Coffee; AmericInn; WJMT.
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TAKE WITH YOU A FIRST EDITION COPY OF Jack French's Private eyelashes Radio's Lady Detectives.
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HARDBACKS HAVE ARRIVED
Speaking of hardback books, when you see this logo beside one of our books, it means that we have a hardback edition available.



We're committed to providing books in all available formats, whenever possible. We're proud to announce that we now have more than two dozen of our books available in special hardback editions. Buy these to keep in your personal library and they might last several generations. You can hand them down to your kids, and then they can hand them down to their kids. 

Discover the BearManor Media hardback editions at 

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THIS WEEK'S DRAWING FOR A FREE BOOK 

When you buy any BearManor Media product, you get your name placed in the fish bowl for our Weekly Free Book Drawing. If you're the lucky person chosen, we'll notify you promptly to visit our web site and choose any book in our current catalog.

THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS HERMAN TALBERT. Congratulations, HERMAN!You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free book


The rest of us are going to visit our BearManor Media web site and make a purchase get our names in the bowl for next week's drawing. Good luck to everyone!  

Vist the BearManor Media web site right now.
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JAMES GARNER (1928-2014)
  

By LYNN ELBER Associated Press. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western, Maverick, led to a stellar career in TV and films, such as The Rockford Files and his Oscar-nominated Murphy's Romance, has died, police said. He was eighty-six. He was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday. Police responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press. There was no immediate word on a more specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday . . . Garner's many film appearances included The Children's Hour, Boys Night Out, The Great Escape, The Thrill of It All, Move Over Darling, They Only Kill Their Masters, 'Marlowe, and 'Support Your Local Gunfighter.
Garner was born James Scott Bumgarner (some references say Baumgarner) in Norman, Okla. His mother died when he was five, and friends and relatives cared for him and his two brothers for a time while his father was to California.

Enjoy Turner Classic Movies' short Tribue to James Garner. Click on the image below.

We celebrate James Garner and all the famous men and women who created the Western characters that thrill us in the movies, on stage, and on television. BearManor Media specializes in publishing outstanding biographies, autobiographies, and Western film histories, and here are just a few. Click on any title to get your copy right now:
 
Or simply visit the BearManor Media web site and type WESTERN into the HOME PAGE search field and check SEARCH IN SUBCATEGORIES and SEARCH IN PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS. Browse around a while.
Remember that we have all Kindle editions on sale
on Amazon.com right now for just $3.49.

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FESS PARKER AT THE ALAMO

Speaking of Western heroes, BearManor Media books sometimes have far-reaching influence. After a recent trip to The Alamo, legendary fort in San Antonio, Texas, our Krystal Grabman reported that our Fess Parker: TV's Frontier Hero by William R. Chemerka is prominently on display in the gift shop. The book, like the legends of the Alamo, is much-loved, a perennial favorite, and still going strong.


The display millions of tourists see inside the Alamo.

Get your copy of the book that Alamo tourists never pass up. Remember that we have this Kindle edition and nearly 200 more on sale on Amazon.com right now for just $3.49.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS:
OUR HUGE KINDLE EDITION SALE
IS ON RIGHT NOW:


ONLY ON AMAZON.COM,
OUR KINDLE EDITIONS ARE ON SALE
NOW THROUGH AUGUST 15!
Nearly 200 BearManor Kindle edition e-book titles are on sale only on Amazon.com. Regular $9.95 editions are just

$3.49 SALE PRICE

Now through August 15
Only on Amazon.com


Here's a few of our most popular titles you'll want in the $3.49 Kindle editions that are on sale only on Amazon.com right now:



This also stacks up as an especially good bargain for those HUGE Hollywood, radio, and TV books that feature fascinating, well-researched biographies and a treasure trove of illustrations. Here's just a few popular examples:

 
      
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HOT OFF THE PRESS
Full Frontal Tenudity by Judy Tenuta

 
"Do illiterates get the full effect of alphabet soup?" asked comedian Judy Tanuta.

We wondered, too. We had to get Judy's new comedy book,
 Full Frontal Tenudity!to find out the answer to that and many other questions. Fortunately, Judy answers none of them. Instead, she plunges you into one sidesplitting story after another. I laughed so hard doubled over that I had the book upside down after I wiped my eyes. 

 
If you need a good laugh and if you love the offbeat, wisecracking comedy of Sam Kinison and Steven Wright, then you're probably already a fan of Judy Tenuta, the Grammy Award-nominated comedian justly renowned for her brash persona, insult comedy, and hilariously shameless self-promotion as a "Love Goddess."

Judy brazenly states, “Move over, Marianne Williamson! My new book is the greatest guide to happiness, fulfillment, and gut-wreching hilarity, and victims of Los Angeles public school system will especially love it because you don’t even have to know how to read! The pictures alone will put you into a fit of uncontrollable laughter!” Then, she paused, gazing wistfully into the distance to reflect. “My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.’”

Judy Tenuta gained notoriety as an accordion-playing stand-up comic in the mid-1980s. She has appeared on The Weird Al Show, music videos for Headline News and White & Nerdy,  Hollywood SquaresStreet Smarts, and the 1998-1999 revival of Match Game. Her HBO, Showtime, and Lifetime comedy specials earned her a loyal following. She is also well-known for her voice work in as Edna on Duckman,as the Black Widow on Space Ghost Coast to Coastand as herself in Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

GET YOUR FIRST EDITION NOW!

FOR PAPERBACK, CLICK HERE
FOR HARDBACK, CLICK HERE
FOR E-BOOK PDF VERSION, CLICK HERE

FOR AUDIO BOOK VERSION, SPELL "JUDY" WITH ALPHABET SOUP LETTERS AND MAKE A WISH. IT WILL SURELY COME ONE DAY.


Or order by mail:
     BearManor Media
     c/o Krystal Grabman
     PO BOX 79400
     Fort Worth, TX 76179-0400
Order by phone: (682) 703-2676
Order by e-mail: krystal@bearmanormedia.com



Watch hilarious Judy right now. Click the photo above.

 

ENTER TO WIN
$99 IN FREE BOOKS, E-BOOKS, CDs, OR DVDs

TAKE 60 SECONDS. 
Simply answer a few questions about what kind of books you like and a few demographic details and you'll be entered in the drawing to win $99 in free books, e-books, CDs, or DVDs. The deadline is August 30, 2014. You are part of a select group we want to hear from. Your name is not required, but we do need your e-mail address so we can contact you if you win in the drawing. Your responses are confidential. We will not contact you with additional questions. Thank you for helping us bring you the products you want most in the format you want most.
MID-ATLANTIC NOSTALGIA CONVENTION
The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a three-day festival held inside the Hunt Valley Wyndham. Here, you can watch dozens of screenings of vintage movies, world premiere documentaries, Hollywood celebrities posing for photos and signing autographs for fans, slide show seminars from authors and historians, over 200 vendor tables with retro merchandise, antiques and collectibles and... well, it is a lot of fun.
Bear Manor Media authors will be signing copies of their books to more than 2,200 people coming to see the films and the stars, including Shirley Jones, Patty Duke, David Hedison, Davy Jones, Celeste Holm, Marsha Hunt, Ed Asner, Julie Newmar and many others. Our authors will include Michael J. Hayde, Joe Martelle, Michael Hoey, Scott Allen Nolen, Jim Rosin, Martin Grams, Jr., and Linda Alexander. 
The Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention is a non-profit three-day festival that benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event includes seminars and slide show presentations, Hollywood celebrities signing autographs, book signings, a 24-hour movie room, over 200 vendor tables (including ours) and much more. For more information visit the convention website atwww.MidAtlanticNostalgiaConvention.com, or

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Author JoAnn M. Paul 

OUR INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JOANN M. PAUL  


1) What is your background and why did you decide to become a writer?
I am an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to writing this book, my only writing experience was technical research papers and book chapters. My research is in brain-inspired computer architecture, specifically "Computational Dreaming," which could result in your cell phone organizing itself while plugged in and not otherwise in use, inspired by the way we reorganize our brains when we dream at night.
2) What books have you written for BearManor, and what are they about?
I am the author of And Now, Back to Mannix, which is the only book ever written about the classic TV series that is all about character, and so is my nearly philosophy book built around my love for the series.
3) Why did you choose this particular subjects?
As a kid, I was a big fan of Mannix, but I went away from it, thinking it was kid stuff. After the season 4 DVDs of Mannix were released, I started to watch the series again, uncut and restored. The quality of the series and the Mannix character astounded me. Wanting to see the rest of the series released, I started to write on the "Mannix is Coming!" thread of the Home Theatre Forum. I researched the series, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and the importance of storied heroic myth in our lives. I had already read widely about philosophy, psychology, and religion. To my surprise, a few people suggested I write a book on Mannix. I put together an introduction and decided to send it to Mike Connors. After he called me back, writing the book easily became the single most enjoyable endeavor I have ever undertaken.
4) How long did it take you to write the book, and did you find it an easy task?
The first draft of the book was written in seven months, but the thinking and research behind it was ongoing for well over a year before that. All of this was a hobby. The subject matter was so interesting and so much fun, the writing was easy. When the book was finished, it was harder to stop writing than to continue. I still miss writing it!
5) What can we expect to find in the book?
This book blends description of scenes from the episodes with deep reflection, including consideration of how our culture has changed from the Greatest Generation to the Baby Boomer generation. Our heroes have changed, and not for the better. The book explains why certain kinds of heroes are important to us as a culture and as individuals. They reflect our values, our individuation, and our ability to endure hardship and do more with our lives. The character of Joe Mannix has been in my head for four decades, during which I endured quite a few difficult things. Love for a character that helped me endure those things comes across in the book. The book also includes reflections on why stories are unique in their ability to help us be better people and do more with our lives.
6) What would you say is the most interesting thing about being a writer?
Writing takes more guts than I anticipated. Putting words down on paper puts you in a position to be unfairly judged by others, who might not be inclined to get it or who might have their own unresolved issues. Putting yourself out there like that and possessing that kind of guts is the heart and soul of what life and Joe Mannix are all about.
7) Is there anything else you'd like to add?
My writing is about helping others discover or re-discover the series and character. I am very happy to say that some people have done that. The book solidifies and extends that writing. Storied heroes are in a unique position to help us be better individuals when we are the most alone. That is the essence of character. What else is there?  



 
Mannix featured fistfights; cars careening off cliffs and exploding; running on a bridge; dodging a helicopter; the dune buggy roll; iconic convertibles; signature sports jackets; 17 Paseo Verde; and L.A. at its coolest.
 
Then there was Peggy.

Throughout the world for generations, these images have brought a smile to the face and a single word to mind: Mannix.
 
The American television series, Mannix, ran on CBS-TV from 1967-1975 during the Golden Age of Television. Mannix starred Mike Connors, and the series was the last production of Desilu, the studio owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
 
Mannix was syndicated in over seventy countries during its first run, won Golden Globe and Emmy awards, and innovated the concept of the personalized crime-fighter. Star Mike Connors, who embodied his alter ego, wanted Mannix to show emotion, a departure from type. With such style up-front, the substance behind the character has been overlooked-until now.



And Now, Back to Mannix is more than a TV log or behind the scenes book. The author has carefully crafted a behind the myth book, making the case that Mannix, like other fictional characters, possessed a  singular power to make societies and individuals better. The book intersperses a discussion of the richness of character, symbolism, and scenes in the series between a Foreword by Mike Connors, a Prologue by writer and co-Executive Producer David Breckman, and a season by season replay of the thrilling episodes that are still loved today.
 
Author JoAnn M Paul says, "My childhood hero was shot, drugged, poisoned, beaten, tortured, and dumped down hillsides to be left for dead. Nothing could have prepared me better for life!"
 
JoAnn M. Paul, Ph.D.: she is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech. 
ORDER And Now, Back to Mannix RIGHT NOW
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THIS WEEK'S DRAWING FOR A FREE BOOK 

When you buy any BearManor Media product, you get your name placed in the fish bowl for our Weekly Free Book Drawing. If you're the lucky person chosen, we'll notify you promptly to visit our web site and choose any book in our current catalog.

THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS RAYMOND ORWIG. Congratulations, Raymond!You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free book


The rest of us are going to visit our BearManor Media web site and make a purchase get our names in the bowl for next week's drawing. Good luck to everyone!  

Vist the BearManor Media web site right now.
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IN MEMORIUM
Elaine Stritch

Per TMZ July 17, 2014, "Broadway actress Elaine Stritch, who also starred in movies and TV shows including 30 Rock, has died at her home in Birmingham, Michigan.  She was eighty-nine years old.

Stritch had a seventy-year career in show business. Her one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, earned her a Tony Award in 2001.  Most recently, she played Alec Baldwin's mother on 30 Rock. She won an Emmy for that role.

Some of her biggest Broadway productions include Noel Coward's Sail Away and Stephen Sondheim's Company. Elaine was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1995. She had been battling diabetes, but her cause of death has not been disclosed yet."


Read more: http://www.tmz.com/category/r-i-p/#ixzz37wpGh658
 
We celebrate all the famous Broadway actors and actresses this week. BearManor Media specializes in publishing outstanding biographies, autobiographies, and Broadway histories, and here are just a few. Click on any title to get your copy right now:

 


Or simply visit the BearManor Media web site and type BROADWAY into the HOME PAGE search field and check SEARCH IN SUBCATEGORIES and SEARCH IN PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS. Browse around a while.
Remember that we have all Kindle editions on sale
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The Firesign Theatre is an American comedy troupe consisting of Phil Austin, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Philip Proctor. Their brand of surrealistic humor is best known through their record albums, which acquired an enthusiastic following in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The troupe began as live radio performers in Los Angeles on radio stations KPPC-FM and KPFK during the mid-1960s.


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