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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. 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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3. 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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4. John Logie Baird: A Pictorial Record of Early Television Develop -

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5. John, Paul, George, Ringo & Me - Tony Barrow

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This is not merely a biography of The Beatles but a unique memoir by a Liverpool - born author who knew John, Paul, George and Ringo as friends throughout the height of their fame. As The Beatles' Press Officer, he worked within the group's closest circle for six breakneck years during the Beatlemania era of the Sixties. Few were closer to The Beatles than Tony Barrow, and in this highly acclaimed book, he holds a mirror up to the Fab Four and offers his own insider's perspective on that four - way dynamic that spawned the greatest pop group the world has ever seen.

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6. Jumbo The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation (Large Print 16pt) - John Sutherland

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The first comprehensive 'biography' of one of the first celebrity animals who gave us one of our favourite words. Jumbo, Victorian England's favourite elephant, was born in 1861 in French Sudan, imported to a Parisian zoo and later sold on to London, where - for seventeen years - he dutifully gave children rides and ate buns from their hands, all the while being tortured at night to keep him docile. Worldwide fame came when he was bought by the American showman and scam artist P.T. Barnum in 1881, despite letters from 100,000 British schoolchildren who wrote to Queen Victoria begging her to prevent the sale. Barnum went on to transform Jumbo into a lucrative circus act and one of the most loved animals of all time, establishing elephants as a regular feature of funhouses and menageries the world over. Using the heartwrenching story of Jumbo's celebrity life, tragic death in Canada in 1885, and his enduring cultural legacy, Jumbo is personal and fascinating reflection on our cultural elephantiasis by one of our most distinguished literary - critical detectives, which is guaranteed to amuse, stimulate, provoke and delight in equal measure.

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7. Just Julie - Julie Goodyear

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