Archive for November, 2019

The Zanucks of Hollywood – The Dark Legacy of an American Dynasty by Marlys J. Harris

November 30, 2019

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Darryl Zanuck’s mistress of 8 years, Genevieve (Gilles) Gillaizzeau, was 44 years his junior. Circa 1986 she had come to our office at DeBartolo Financial seeking a second mortgage on her multi million dollar mansion , one of only five located on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL,  just west of the Everglades Club.

Profiles the genius filmmaker who steered Twentieth Century-Fox to the forefront of Hollywood studios and whose turbulent private life frequently spilled over into his business affairs.

Frank McCourt – Teacher Man

November 30, 2019

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Teacher Man is a 2005 memoir written by Frank McCourt which describes and reflects on his teaching experiences in New York high schools and colleges.[1] It is in continuation to his earlier two memoirs, Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teacher_Man

The Art of Racing in the Rain

November 30, 2019

Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life – his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo.

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy – Greg Palast

November 23, 2019

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The New World Order is uncovered including some of the scandals of Enron, Pfizer, World Bank of which 51% is owned by the US Treasury, IMF, WTO, CIA, FBI & Walmart sweat shops.

 

A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts–an election decided by vote theft? It could happen this year. Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television plus new reporting by Palast for the new edition—a portion of which will be a Rolling Stone cover story, covered in major progressive media outlets which will include radio, television, and webcasts, and featured on listservs from important civil rights and activist organisations—The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits will be the most important book published this year—one that could save the election.

The documentary film of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy is available on DVD from CinemaLibre Studio.

Peanut Butter Falcon

November 23, 2019

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

 

 

 

Alistair Cooke’s America

November 23, 2019

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First published in 1973, this follow-up to Alistair Cooke’s acclaimed 1972 television documentary series America: A Personal History of the United States has sold almost two million copies. From the nation’s discovery to modern times; from the American revolutionaries to the pioneers who forged westward; from the slaves who fled north to the immigrants that sought a new life, Cooke vividly describes the spirit of the United States. Cooke’s portrayal of America’s dynamic history and its ever-changing present continues to provide striking insights into the remarkable character of a nation.

Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith

November 23, 2019

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In Elizabeth the Queen, we meet the young girl who suddenly becomes “heiress presumptive” when her uncle abdicates the throne. We meet the thirteen-year-old Lilibet as she falls in love with a young navy cadet named Philip and becomes determined to marry him, even though her parents prefer wealthier English aristocrats. We see the teenage Lilibet repairing army trucks during World War II and standing with Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on V-E Day. We see the young Queen struggling to balance the demands of her job with her role as the mother of two young children. Sally Bedell Smith brings us inside the palace doors and into the Queen’s daily routines—the “red boxes” of documents she reviews each day, the weekly meetings she has had with twelve prime ministers, her physically demanding tours abroad, and the constant scrutiny of the press—as well as her personal relationships: with Prince Philip, her husband of sixty-four years and the love of her life; her children and their often-disastrous marriages; her grandchildren and friends.

George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Killmeade

November 10, 2019

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The spy ring that saved the American Revolution.

When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn’t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York.

Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have offered fascinating portraits of these spies: a reserved Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman. Long unrecognized, the secret six are finally receiving their due among the pantheon of American heroes.

Killing Patton by Bill O’Reilly

November 10, 2019

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The strange death of WWII’s most audacious general.

General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For almost seventy years, there has been suspicion that his death was not an accident–and may very well have been an act of assassination. Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton’s tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.

Guiness Book of World Records

November 10, 2019

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Even has a section on George Orwell’s 1984 Big Brother including RFID radio frequency identification chip the size of a grain of rice and the mask history from V for Vendetta.

 


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