Dr. Ralph Stanley with Eddie Dean
f MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
My Life and Times
A giant of American music opens the book
on his personal and professional journeys,
paying tribute to the vanishing Appalachian
culture that gave him his voice.
Gotham • 320 pp. • 978-1-592-40425-4 • $26.00
Available April 2009
f STREET GANG
The Complete History of Sesame Street
The compelling and often comical story of the
creation and history of the pop culture landmark. 32 pp. b/w photos.
Viking • 384 pp. • 978-0-670-01996-0 • $27.95
Stephen E. Ambrose
AMERICANS AT WAR
Fifteen essays, spanning over 100 years of
Berkley • 272 pp. • 978-0-425-16510-2 • $15.00
f THE HARDEST WORKING MAN
How James Brown Saved the Soul of America
The story of the night James Brown kept the
peace in the wake of the assassination of
Martin Luther King, Jr., and delivered hope
with an immortal performance.
Gotham • 256 pp. • 978-1-592-40390-5 • $25.00
THE ELVIS ENCYCLOPEDIA
300 color and 150 b/w illustrations.
Overlook • 420 pp. • 978-1-58567-598-2 • $65.00
f PICTURES AT A REVOLUTION
Five Movies and the Birth
of the New Hollywood
Explores the five films nominated for Best
Picture of 1967, and the cultural revolution they presaged. “A juicy, multilayered
chronicle of a turning point in American
culture. This is page-turning social history...
informed by a sophisticated understanding
of the social, political and cinematic lay of the
Penguin • 496 pp. • 978-0-14-311503-8 • $17.00
A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, A New York
Times Notable Book, a Publishers Weekly Best Book
Theater, Film, & Television
Roy Adkins and Lesley Adkins
f THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS
From Nelson at the Nile
to Napoleon at Waterloo
“An ambitious and valuable book. Drawing
imaginatively on a range of eyewitness
accounts, it provides a powerful panorama
of a worldwide war that stretched from the
Mediterranean to the Americas.”—Sunday
Times (London). 16 pp. b/w illust, 18 maps.
Penguin • 560 pp. • 978-0-14-311392-8 • $17.00
Volume 1: The Road to Xanadu
“A wonderfully readable, sharp, shrewd and
evenhanded biography....Callow is a witty
and feeling biographer.”—Chicago Tribune.
24 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 688 pp. • 978-0-14-025456-3 • $18.00
The Battle That Changed the World
“Captures the din, confusion, and sheer carnage of the battle.”—The Wall Street Journal.
“A compelling mixture of historical narrative
and quoted first-person accounts...the book
against which all Trafalgar books will be measured.”—Library Journal. B/w photos, maps.
Penguin • 416 pp. • 978-0-14-303795-8 • $16.00
Volume 2: Hello Americans
“The most detailed look yet at the descent
from Kane in 1941 to self-imposed European
exile in 1947.”—New York Magazine. “Not only
the best book on Welles but also one of the
great biographies in the field of cinema and
the performing arts.”—The Observer (London).
24 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 560 pp. • 978-0-14-027517-9 • $18.00
The Ultimate Imperial Adventure
Penguin UK • 480 pp. • 978-0-14-025855-4 • $18.00
Graydon Carter, editor
f VANITY FAIR’S TALES OF HOLLYWOOD
Rebels, Reds, and Graduates and
the Wild Stories Behind the Making
of 13 Iconic Films
Penguin • 352 pp. • 978-0-14-311471-0 • $16.00
f ETHEL MERMAN: A Life
“A vivid portrait of a Broadway diva who shone
brighter and sang louder than anyone else.”—
The Washington Post. 16 pp. b/w photos.
Penguin • 336 pp. • 978-0-14-311420-8 • $16.00
See our Cinema Studies, Drama,
and Music e-catalogs at
Philip Lopate, editor
AMERICAN MOVIE CRITICS
From the Silents Until Now
“This great, illuminating companion...which
features writings by great daily critics and
writerly giants like Edmund Wilson, Ralph
Ellison, and James Baldwin, is both a canon
and a priceless greatest-hits sampler.”— The
Library of America • 750 pp. • 978-1-59853-022-3 • $19.95
WAR MADE NEW
Weapons, Warriors, and
the Making of the Modern World
From the Gunpowder Revolution to the War
on Terror, examines how technological and
strategic innovations have shaped the rise and
fall of nations and empires. “Magisterial.”—
The New York Times. 16 pp. b/w photos, maps.
Gotham • 640 pp. • 978-1-592-40222-9 • $35.00
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