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1. Planet X and the Kolbrin Bible Connection: Why the Kolbrin Bible - , Greg Jenner

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2. Forty Favourite Hymns - Aled Jones

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3. The Global-Warming Deception: How a Secret Elite Plans to Bankru - Dr Grant R Jeffrey

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4. Edith Head The Fifty-Year Career of Hollywood's Greatest Costume Designer (Large Print 16pt) - Jay Jorgensen

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All About Eve. Funny Face. Sunset Blvd. Rear Window. Sabrina. A Place in the Sun. The Ten Commandments. Scores of iconic films of the last century had one thing in common: costume designer Edith Head (1897â€"1981). She racked up an unprecedented 35 Oscar nods and 400 film credits over the course of a fifty-year career.Never before has the account of Hollywood's most influential designer been so thoroughly revealed - because never before have the Edith Head Archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences been tapped. This unprecedented access allows this book to be a one-of-a-kind survey, bringing together a spectacular collection of rare and never-before-seen sketches, costume test shots, behind-the- scenes photos, and ephemera.

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5. Wild Years The Music and Myth of Tom Waits (Large Print 16pt) - Jay S. Jacobs

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Legend. Bum. Genius. Con Man. Devoted husband and father. Myth. Storyteller. Inspiration. Drunk. Visionary. Tom Waits is all of these things. Waits is the lifeline between the great Beat poets and today's rock & roll heroes. He's old enough to be your dad and cool enough to be your hero. One of the few truly original musicians recording today, he's also the rare singer who can actually act, and he has put together a respectable body of work in movies. Wild Years: The Music and Myth of Tom Waits retraces the long road that Waits has traveled and explores the music that made him a legend. Jay S. Jacobs looks at the towering myth that Waits has created for himself. Jay S. Jacobs follows the fate of one of America's pre - eminent artists, a very private man whose career embodies a quirky array of fulfillment and loss, beauty and strangeness. This revised and updated edition includes a new chapter, with insight on Waits' career in the 21st century thus far, as well as the most complete discography available in print. Tom's Wild Years - a poignant, revealing celebration of the man and all his myths.

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6. The Lost Battles Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance (Large Print 16pt) - Jonathan Jones

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Michelangelo and Leonardo lived five centuries ago, but their works still obsess our culture, with a popular and universal quality that nothing else matches. They have been equally revered and famous since their lifetimes, but our admiration for them exists mostly in isolation of each other. But in 1504 they competed with each other directly, to paint the walls of a room in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. It is remarkable enough that the same city had produced two such geniuses in the same century - - let alone that they met and exhibited together. But this competition, perhaps the most important event in the history of Renaissance art, the moment at which individual style came to command its own value, has been largely forgotten because the rival works did not survive. This great artistic clash, Jonathan Jones argues in this riveting account, marks the true beginning of the High Renaissance. Re - creating sixteenth - century Florence with astonishing verve and aplomb, THE LOST BATTLES not only sheds new light on the making of the modern world but, in its portrait of two cultural titans going toe to toe, rewires our understanding of the personalities of the Renaissance's greatest icons.

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7. Joe's Politicians (Large Print 16pt) - Mendelson Joe

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Among many things, Mendelson Joe is a political activist. And he's a painter. So it was inevitable that he would express his activism through a series of portraits of politicians. Here we have George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Bill Clinton Henry Kissinger,, Jean Chr tien, Brian Mulroney, Stephen Harper, Stockwell Day, Preston Manning, Mike Harris, Ernie Eves, and others. As Mendelson Joe describes, these portraits embody mostly figments of his imagination. All but three subjects came from impressions synthesized from observing these glib charmers during their numerous appearances on television. The three exceptions (Barbara Hall, Carolyn Parrish, and Richard Thomas) all sat for him at his request. The portraits are not editorial cartoons; they're expressions like Edvard Munch's ''Scream.'' His disdain for most of his subjects is far from hidden and yet occasionally, if you look closely, one can spot a glimmer of hope that the subject might have a heart. These politicians are shaping our future. As such, they require our scrutiny and commentary. Only if we stay engaged, as Mendelson Joe makes clear, can our democratic system work.

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8. Joe's Toronto Portraiture (Large Print 16pt) - Mendelson Joe

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Mendelson Joe was born in Toronto at the Western Hospital less than a year before Canada joined the Allies in ending World War II. Although Joe grew up in Maple, a feedmill town twenty miles north of Toronto, the city of Toronto was always his home - even during his itinerant years in London and Los Angeles as an electric troubadour. When Joe fell into painting and loved it like music, it was inevitable that he would document his friends, colleagues, neighbours, and others. For years, he painted portraits of Torontonians known and unknown, including: Robert Fulford, Robert Priest, Irshad Manji, Margaret Atwood, Bernie Finkelstein, Stan the Fan, and Babydoll Grandma. Over thirty years later, his portraits of Torontonians amount to a significant body of work, and here, in Joe's Toronto, he exhibits fifty portraits from the experience. It tells both his story and the story of those he portrayed. Along with faithful reproductions of the original paintings, Joe has added his own brand of particular comments about the subjects and the sessions.

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9. Faith, Film and Philosophy Big Ideas on the Big Screen (Large Print 16pt) - R. Douglas Geivett and James S. Spiegel

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'THOSE WHO TELL STORIES RULE SOCIETY.'' PLATO.... So who today are our principal storytellers? Not philosophers, but filmmakers. For those who know both the enormous entertainment potential and the culture-shaping power of film, this book will stir mind and imagination. For great stories freight world-sized ideas, ideas worthy of contemplation and conversation. Great cinema inspires wonder. But another philosopher, Aristotle, reminds us that wonder is the true source of philosophy. So perhaps Plato or Aristotle might have a shot at ruling society, even today - if they took an interest in film. These fourteen essays offer wonderful reflection on classic and contemporary films following several major philosophical themes, all within the context of Christian faith: the human condition, the human mind and the nature of knowing, the moral life, and faith and religion. Citizen Kane, Big Fish, Pretty Woman, Legends of the Fall and The Bridges of Madison County contribute to an in-depth consideration of the human condition. The Truman Show, The Matrix, Being John Malkovich and It's a Wonderful Life, among others, illuminate reflection on the human mind and the nature of knowing. Looking at the moral life, contributors interact with such notable films as Pleasantville, Bowling for Columbine, Mystic River and The Silence of the Lambs. The final section pursues the theme of faith and religion traced through a number of Hong Kong martial arts films, Contact, 2001: A Space Odyssey and U2's music documentary, Rattle and Hum. A veritable film festival for all those who want to nurture the wonder of philosophical inquiry and the love of Christian theology through an engagement with big ideas on the big screen.

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10. God Save the Kinks A Biography (Large Print 16pt) - Rob Jovanovic

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In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow - up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group's contract. But with its unforgettable distorted guitar riff, 'You Really Got Me' went on to reach No.1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string of hits, it marked the breakthrough of one of Britain's most innovative and influential bands, and a turning point in the fortunes of two brothers whose troubled story is as tumultuous and characterful as the music they produced: Ray and Dave Davies. Born into a deeply musical working - class family in London's Muswell Hill, Ray and Dave grew up in a city recovering from the bombs and privations of the Second World War. More than any other musicians of the Sixties, they crafted the soundtrack that made it swing again. In songs such as 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion', 'Sunny Afternoon' - which toppled The Beatles to become the hit of Summer 1966 - 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Days' and 'Lola', they drew on music hall, folk and rhythm and blues to craft a peculiarly English pop idiom, inspiring generations of songwriters from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn. Pocked by sibling rivalry, furious on - stage violence, walkouts, overdoses, a career - throttling ban from the US, gross self - indulgence, and the band's curious rebirth as eighties stadium rockers, the story laid bare in God Save The Kinks is one of the greatest in British pop history.

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11. Making Great Decisions: For a Lifetime Without Limits - T D Jakes

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12. A Brief Guide to Star Wars The Unauthorised Inside Story of George Lucas's Epic (Large Print 16pt) - Brian J. Robb

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George Lucas was a rebel, refusing to make films in the style of the dying studio system, relentlessly pushing the technology of the day, and almost alone in understanding the potential of merchandising; but he was a rebel who built an empire. From the staggering unexpected success of the original ''Star Wars'' in 1977, when cinema attendances exceeded 20 million for the first time since 1963, through ''The Empire Strikes Back'' and ''Return of the Jedi'', then the 'dark times', the 16 years leading to the blockbusting prequel trilogy - this is the fascinating story of how it all happened. Life - long ''Star Wars'' fan and movie journalist Brian J. Robb edited the official ''Star Wars'' magazine for a decade and visited the sets of ''Attack of the Clones'' and ''Revenge of the Sith'' in Australia (observing director George Lucas at work), as well as the famous ''Skywalker Ranch''. He has interviewed many of the stars and crew of all six ''Star Wars'' movies.

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