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1. James Arness: An Autobiography - James Arness

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Offers an account of one of the icons of 20th-century TV. This title includes many personal revelations of interacting with some of the "Gunsmoke" family ensemble, such as Miss Kitty, Doc and Festus. It covers the author's own work as a producer.

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2. Blood Relations Christian and Jew in the Merchant of Venice (Large Print 16pt) - Janet Adelman

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In Blood Relations' Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. With her distinctive psychological acumen' she argues that Shakespeares play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed familial relationship between Christianity and Judaism. Adelman locates the promise - threat - of Jewish conversion as a particular site of tension in the play. Drawing on a variety of cultural materials' she demonstrates that' despite the triumph of its Christians' The Merchant of Venice reflects Christian anxiety and guilt about its simultaneous dependence on and disavowal of Judaism. In this startling psycho - theological analysis' both the insistence that Shylocks daughter Jessica remain racially bound to her father after her conversion and the depiction of Shylock as a bloody - minded monster are understood as antidotes to Christian uneasiness about a Judaism it can neither own nor disown. In taking seriously the religious discourse of The Merchant of Venice' Adelman offers in Blood Relations an indispensable book on the play and on the fascinating question of Jews and Judaism in Renaissance England and beyond.

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3. TV Goes to Hell An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural (Large Print 16pt) - Stacey Abbott, David Lavery

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As a natural heir to the long - running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this collection of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre - bending series' cultural footprint both in North America and abroad. The book explores topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and offers a brief guide to all the episodes as well. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history. Contributors to the collection come from the U.S., the UK, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, and Austria.

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