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Travel books

The Travel Diaries of Peter Pears, 1936-1978

Travel diaries reveal musical inspiration, personal encounters, notes on performances.

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Funny books

You’re Lucky You’re Funny, How Life Becomes a Sitcom

A behind-the-scenes account of the making of Everybody Loves Raymond, presented by its executive producer, discusses how he broke into the business after meeting comedian Ray Romano and the process through which they developed characters and wrote memorable episodes. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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Thriller books

British Mystery and Thriller Writers Since 1960

Spans much of the modern history of the mystery genre and, along with it, many of the political and social changes from the classical detective story, the World War II spy story, and the Cold War thriller to postmodern detective and spy adventures and the politics of terrorism and confrontation of the twenty-first century.

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Funny books

ALAN SUES

The first and definitive biography of Laugh-In funny man, Alan Sues.

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Funny books

So Far, So Funny, My Life in Show Business

At 18, Hal Kanter first came to Hollywood to work as the ghost writer for a comic strip for the princely sum of $10 per week-before he was fired. It was then he heard an Eddie Cantor radio show and realized that he could write better jokes than the famed comedian’s writers were providing him.…

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Sports books

Women in Sports, A Reference Handbook

Providing key data, insights, and ways of thinking about women and sports, this book is an excellent resource for high school and undergraduate students as well as for sport organizations serving girls and women. * Provides readers with an overview of how sports came to be associated with men and masculinity * Details the various…

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Scientific books

Field Notes on Science & Nature

Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their natural habitat, this book allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

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Sports books

Changing the Game, My Career in Collegiate Sports Marketing

Many Kentuckians and fans of intercollegiate athletics are familiar with the name Jim Host. As founder and CEO of Host Communications, he was the pioneer in college sports marketing. Host’s prevailing innovation in collegiate sports was the concept of bundled licensing, which encouraged corporate partners to become official sponsors of athletic programs across media formats.…

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Sports books

Sports Illustrated Kobe Bryant, A Tribute to a Basketball Legend

A profound remembrance of a life of greatness cut short In 20 seasons in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, Kobe Bryant ascended from teenaged rookie to 18-time all-star and five-time NBA champion. The superstar known as The Black Mamba left his mark on basketball and popular culture as a fierce competitor who inspired those around…

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Funny books

Laugh Lines, My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier

With his tender, funny memoir of four decades in the business, Alan Zweibel traces the history of American comedy Alan Zweibel started his comedy career selling jokes for seven dollars apiece to the last of the Borscht Belt standups. Then one night, despite bombing on stage, he caught the attention of Lorne Michaels and became…