Leonard Book
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  • Author : William Shatner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250083326

Leonard Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

Critical Essays on Elmore Leonard Book

Critical Essays on Elmore Leonard

  • Author : Charles J. Rzepka
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-02-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119576709

Critical Essays on Elmore Leonard Excerpt :

A scholarly exploration of Elmore Leonard—provides original essays and fresh insights on the author’s works and influence Labelled as “the closest thing America has to a national novelist,” Elmore Leonard’s clean and direct writing, engaging bad guys, and deadpan humor resonate with readers around the nation and throughout the world. Popular films based on his books continue to introduce new audiences to Leonard’s unique way of engaging with complex themes of American culture and pop-culture history. Yet surprisingly, academic treatments of his writing are almost nonexistent. Critical Essays on Elmore Leonard is an original anthology that covers the topics, themes, literary and narrative style, and enduring influences of one of the finest crime writers in the history of the genre. This unique collection of essays explores the ways in which Leonard’s work reflects America’s dynamic, ever-changing culture. Divided into two parts, the book first examines major themes and topics in Leonard’s works, followed by detailed case studies of five individual works including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. Essays discuss topics such as Leonard’s skill at conveying sense of place, his use of dress and appearance in his crime fiction, the influence of romantic comedies and westerns on his writing, and the concepts of moral luck, determinism, and existentialism found in his novels. Unique and thoroughly original, this book: Covers Leonard’s entire career, including his early Western novels and his work in visual media Illustrates Leonard’s genius at handling free indirect discourse Discusses the author’s influence, legacy, and contemporary relevance in various contexts Explores Leonard’s success at making himself “invisible” in his own writing Includes an insightful introduction from the book’s editor Critical Essays on Elmore Leonard is an ideal resource for academics and students in the field of genre studies, especially crime fiction, and general r

Honey and Leonard Book

Honey and Leonard

  • Author : Mark Paul Smith
  • Publisher : BQB Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781945448485

Honey and Leonard Excerpt :

Honey and Leonard are in their seventies when they fall in love. Leonard is in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Honey thinks her love will cure him. When their heirs try to keep them apart, they flee to France in violation of court orders. Pursued by police, press, and private investigators, they become an international media sentation. In a time just before cell phones and the Internet, they become the Bonnie and Clyde of love. Their whirlwind romance encompasses arsenic poisoning, edler law, Alzheimer's, an Eiffel Tower arest, and a Paris jail break. And through it all Honey is in the middle of the difficult process of discovering that love does not conquer all. Or does it?

Leonard Cohen  Untold Stories  The Early Years Book

Leonard Cohen Untold Stories The Early Years

  • Author : Michael Posner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982152635

Leonard Cohen Untold Stories The Early Years Excerpt :

The extraordinary life of one of the world’s greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best. Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon—there has never been a figure like Leonard Cohen. He was a true giant in contemporary western culture, entertaining and inspiring people everywhere with his work. From his groundbreaking and bestselling novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, to timeless songs such as “Suzanne,” “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and “Hallelujah,” Cohen is a cherished artist. His death in 2016 was felt around the world by the many fans and followers who would miss his warmth, humour, intellect, and piercing insights. Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories chronicles the full breadth of his extraordinary life. The first of three volumes—The Early Years—follows him from his boyhood in Montreal to university, and his burgeoning literary career to the world of music, culminating with his first international tour in 1970. Through the voices of those who knew him best—family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, rivals, business partners, and his many lovers—the book probes deeply into both Cohen’s public and private life. It also paints a portrait of an era, the social, cultural, and political revolutions that shook the 1960s. In this revealing and entertaining first volume, bestselling author and biographer Michael Posner draws on hundreds of interviews to reach beyond the Cohen of myth and reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the real man.

A Study Guide for Leonard Hugh s  Da  Book

A Study Guide for Leonard Hugh s Da

  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN 10 : 9781410343581

A Study Guide for Leonard Hugh s Da Excerpt :

A Study Guide for Leonard Hugh's "Da," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Leonard Bernstein Letters Book
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The Leonard Bernstein Letters

  • Author : Leonard Bernstein
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 625
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300186543

The Leonard Bernstein Letters Excerpt :

“With their intellectual brilliance, humor and wonderful eye for detail, Leonard Bernstein’s letters blow all biographies out of the water.”—The Economist (2013 Book of the Year) Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician—a brilliant conductor who attained international superstar status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life—musical and personal—and the extravagant scope of his musical and extra-musical activities. Bernstein’s letters tell much about this complex man, his collaborators, his mentors, and others close to him. His galaxy of correspondents encompassed, among others, Aaron Copland, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members including his wife Felicia and his sister Shirley. The majority of these letters have never been published before. They have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the breadth of Bernstein’s musical interests, his constant struggle to find the time to compose, his turbulent and complex sexuality, his political activities, and his endless capacity for hard work. Beyond all this, these writings provide a glimpse of the man behind the legends: his humanity, warmth, volatility, intellectual brilliance, wonderful eye for descriptive detail, and humor. “The correspondence from and to the remarkable conductor is full of pleasure and insights.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Exhaustive, thrilling [and] indispensable.”—USA Today (starred review)

Summary of George Leonard s Mastery Book

Summary of George Leonard s Mastery

  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-06-09T22:59:00Z
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN 10 : 9798822529212

Summary of George Leonard s Mastery Excerpt :

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The path to mastery is a process that involves taking small steps. It begins with you deciding to learn any new skill, and it can be applied to both physical and mental skills. #2 The plateau is a form of purgatory for most people raised in this society. It triggers disowned emotions and flushes out hidden motivations. It can take many years to master a skill, and even when you do, you shouldn’t try to win until you have reasonable control of your skills. #3 The choice to pursue mastery is a common one in life, and it comes up in many different contexts. We are often tempted to drop a difficult sport or task to pursue something easier, or we might try twice as hard and still not make any progress. #4 All of us who are born without serious genetic defects are born geniuses. We can master the overarching symbolic system of spoken language, and we can decode and express the subtleties of emotional nuance. We can also invent things never before seen, ask questions never before asked, and seek answers from out beyond the stars.

Stew Leonard s Winning Recipes Cookbook Book

Stew Leonard s Winning Recipes Cookbook

  • Author : Stew Leonard's
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005-03
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 0966861124

Stew Leonard s Winning Recipes Cookbook Excerpt :

"Stew Leonard's Fresh Flavor Fast is the perfect cookbook for today's busy cook. It offers creative, simple recipes that come together in a matter of minutes allowing the cook plenty of time for family activities Quick, delicious meals using fresh ingredie"

The Big Book of Hap and Leonard Book

The Big Book of Hap and Leonard

  • Author : Joe R. Lansdale
  • Publisher : Tachyon Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616963095

The Big Book of Hap and Leonard Excerpt :

The boys are back, and just in time for Season 3 of the Hap and Leonard TV series, starring Michael K. Williams (The Wire) and James Purefoy (Altered Carbon). Hap Collins looks like a good ’ol boy, but his lefty politics don’t match. His buddy, Vietnam veteran Leonard Pine, is even more complicated: black, conservative, gay . . . and an occasional arsonist. With Hap and Leonard on the job, small-time crooks all on the way on up to the Dixie Mafia are extremely nervous. Everyone's favorite ass-kicking Texan duo are further immortalized in this expanded collection of tall tales, slick nonfiction, and four full-length novellas.

Zirkle Branches Book

Zirkle Branches

  • Author : Wanda Zirkle Jilka
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89062360300

Zirkle Branches Excerpt :