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Hail to the Chin

by Craig Sanborn, Bruce Campbell & John Hodgman St. Martin's Press (August 15, 2017)

Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John Hodgman

Hail to the Chin is the new raucous and sardonic memoir from Bruce Campbell, a follow-up to the New York...


Foo Fighters

by Mick Wall St. Martin's Press (August 15, 2017)

There’s a reason why Dave Grohl is known, however naively, as “the nicest man in rock.” A reason why millions have bought his Foo Fighters albums and DVDs, his concert and festival tickets. A reason why...


Elvis Presley

by Spencer Leigh McNidder and Grace (August 03, 2017)

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Elvis death. As well as being the greatest solo star of the 20th century, Elvis Presley's career is full of controversy and Spencer Leigh's new biography ELVIS...


The 50 Greatest Prehistoric Sites of the World

by Barry Stone Icon Books Ltd (August 03, 2017)

Humanity’s written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need to go...


A Tragic Fate

by Nicholas M. O'Donnell Ankerwycke (August 01, 2017)

The organized theft of fine art by Nazi Germany has captivated worldwide attention in the last twenty years. As much as any other topic arising out of World War Two, stolen art has proven to be an issue that...


Good Rockin' Tonight

by Colin Escott & Martin Hawkins St. Martin's Press (August 01, 2017)

Memphis, Tennessee. The early 1950s. The Mississippi rolls by, and there's a train in the night. Down on Beale Street there's hard-edged blues, on the outskirts of town they're pickin' hillbilly boogie.

At Sam...


The Piano Teacher's Survival Guide

by Anthony Williams Faber Music Limited (July 31, 2017)

From preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, this inspirational guide helps teachers nurture and support students at every level and develop a love of the...


Only Fools and Horses (The Best of British Comedy)

by Richard Webber Harper (July 29, 2017)

The best jokes, gags and scenes from a true British comedy classic.

Del: You were gun running during the Spanish Civil War?

Grandad: Well…that was the best time to do it!

‘A man like you needs something to...


So You Want to Sing Barbershop

by Diane M. Clark & Billy J. Biffle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2017)

SoYou Want to Sing Barbershop, veteran barbershoppers Billy J. Biffle of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Diane M. Clark of Sweet Adelines International provide a practical handbook for singers at all levels...


A Player's Guide to Chamber Music

by Paul Jeffery Robert Hale Non-Fiction (July 24, 2017)

Chamber music includes some of the world's greatest music. It is widely played in homes, without an audience, by players who are mostly amateurs, and much of the repertoire is playable even by those of quite...


Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

by Cyrus Bozorgmehr Flatiron Books (July 11, 2017)

The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book...


Revenge of the Nerd

by Curtis Armstrong St. Martin's Press (July 11, 2017)

Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common?

Curtis Armstrong.

A legendary comedic...


Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

by Francesca Sterlacci & Joanne Arbuckle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 30, 2017)

From the first animal skin body coverings, to today’s high fashion collections, fashion has held an important role in the evolution of mankind. The fashion industry has, and continues to make, major contributions...


The Complete A–Z of Everything Carry On

by Richard Webber HarperCollins Entertainment (June 29, 2017)

The complete guide to everyone’s favourite films… saucy!

This book presents a detailed journey through Britain's best-loved comedies. It contains information on each of the feature films, including moments...


Laurel and Hardy's Comic Catastrophes

by Michael Bliss Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 29, 2017)

One of America’s most beloved comic duos, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have entertained generations of viewers with their unique, heartwarming brand of slapstick comedy. The pair’s teamwork and friendship...


The Alexander Scriabin Companion

by Lincoln Ballard, Matthew Bengtson & John Bell Young Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2017)

This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander...


Legendary Authors and the Clothes They Wore

by Terry Newman Harper Design (June 27, 2017)

Discover the signature sartorial and literary style of fifty men and women of letters, including Maya Angelou; Truman Capote; Colette; Bret Easton Ellis; Allen Ginsberg; Patti Smith; Karl Ove Knausgaard; and...


Boatyard Dogs

by John Hansen & Polly Saltonstall Down East Books (June 20, 2017)

For nearly thirty years, Maine's premier boating magazine Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors has published a regular column called Boatyard Dogs about dogs and the nautical life. This delightful book gathers the best...


Morgan Fisher

by Constanze Ruhm, Morgan Fisher, Jean-Philippe Antoine & Sabine Folie et al. Les presses du réel (June 19, 2017)

A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices. Positioned at the intersection of cinema, painting, installation,...


Kubrick's Story, Spielberg's Film

by Julian Rice Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

In 1963 Stanley Kubrick declared, “Dr. Strangelove came from my desire to do something about the nuclear nightmare.” Thirty years later, he was preparing to film another story about the human impulse for...


Billy Joel

by Joshua S. Duchan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

Despite his tremendous success, Billy Joel’s gifts as a composer and commentator on American life are long overdue for a thorough investigation. In Billy Joel: America’s Piano Man, music historian Joshua...


1939

by Thomas S. Hischak Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

What do Babes in Arms, Beau Geste, Gunga Din, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Only Angels Have Wings, and Young Mr. Lincoln all have in common? They are all classic films released in the same year, but none of...


The Monster Movies of Universal Studios

by James L. Neibaur Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2017)

In 1931 Universal Studios released Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. This box office success was followed by a string of films featuring macabre characters and chilling atmospherics, including Frankenstein, The...


Film as Cultural Artifact

by Mathew P. John Fortress Press (June 15, 2017)

Film is popularly described as a mirror of culture. It plays a pivotal role in facilitating intercultural dialogue in our global village. World cinema helps us understand and appreciate each other’s cultural...


Theatre and Cultural Struggle under Apartheid

by Robert Mshengu Kavanagh & Ian Steadman Zed Books (June 15, 2017)

In this book, South African performer and activist Robert Mshengu Kavanagh reveals the complex and conflicting interplay of class, nation and race in South African theatre under Apartheid. Evoking an era when...


Rock in a Hard Place

by Orlando Crowcroft Zed Books (June 15, 2017)

A muggy night in Abu Dhabi, 2011. Under the stadium lights a 30,000-strong sea of Libyans, Palestinians, Syrians and Egyptians wait in anticipation. Alongside them are Saudis, Iranians and Israelis. Defiance...


African, American

by David Peterson Del Mar Zed Books (June 15, 2017)

Africa has long gripped the American imagination. From the Edenic wilderness of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan novels to the ‘black Zion’ of Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement, all manner of Americans -...


Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred within the Secular West

by Jason Lief Lexington Books (June 13, 2017)

This book explores the symbolic connections between Christianity and Heavy Metal music in the context of the secular West. Heavy Metal uses symbols and imagery taken from Christianity, even if the purpose is...


Secular Music, Sacred Space

by April Stace Lexington Books (June 13, 2017)

Easter Sunday, 2009, was the Sunday heard ‘round the evangelical internet: NewSpring Church, the second-largest church in the Southern Baptist Convention and among the top one hundred largest churches in the...


Grown-Up Anger

by Daniel Wolff Harper (June 13, 2017)

A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, that is also a murder mystery and a history of labor relations and socialism,...


Exploring Christian Song

by Andrew Shenton, M. Jennifer Bloxam, Timothy H. Steele & J. H. Kwabena Nketia et al. Lexington Books (June 12, 2017)

This essay collection celebrates the richness of Christian musical tradition across its two thousand year history and across the globe. Opening with a consideration of the fourth-century lamp-lighting hymn Phos...


The Cemeteries of New Orleans

by Peter B. Dedek LSU Press (June 12, 2017)

In The Cemeteries of New Orleans, Peter B. Dedek reveals the origins and evolution of the Crescent City’s world-famous necropolises, exploring both their distinctive architecture and their cultural impact....


A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education

by Professor Dilly Fung Professor of Higher Education Development & Academic Director Ucl Centre for Advancing Learning and Teaching UCL Press (June 07, 2017)

Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty, students and ‘real world’...


Amateur Movie Making, Enhanced eBook: Aesthetics of the Everyday in New England Film, 1915-1960

by Karan Sheldon, Martha J. McNamara & Alice T. Friedman Indiana University Press (June 05, 2017)

A compelling regional and historical study that transforms our understanding of film history, Amateur Movie Making demonstrates how amateur films and home movies stand as testaments to the creative lives of...


Visualizing the Text: From Manuscript Culture to the Age of Caricature

by Christina Ionescu, Lauren Beck, Swann Paradis & Michiel van Groesen et al. University of Delaware Press (June 01, 2017)

This volume presents in-depth and contextualized analyses of a wealth of visual materials. The images included in the book provide readers with a mesmerizing and informative glimpse into how the early modern...


Rural Revisions of Golden Age Drama: Performance of History, Production of Space

by Elena García-Martín Bucknell University Press (May 30, 2017)

This work examines important social, geo-political, cultural and artistic components involving the staging, both past and contemporary, rural and urban, amateur and professional, of some of the most relevant...


The Economics of Music

by Professor Peter Tschmuck Agenda Publishing (May 25, 2017)

The music industry is one of the most dynamic and fascinating business sectors today. Its business model has had to adapt and react to changing technologies that have impacted at every level from distribution...


Art World City

by Joanna Grabski Indiana University Press (May 24, 2017)

Art World City focuses on contemporary art and artists in the city of Dakar, a famously thriving art metropolis in the West African nation of Senegal. Joanna Grabski illuminates how artists earn their livelihoods...


Meet Me in the Bathroom

by Lizzy Goodman Dey Street Books (May 23, 2017)

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of...


The Trojan War

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 23, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Trojan War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Trojan War. When Menelaus,...


Creating Worlds: How to Make Immersive Theatre

by Jason Warren Nick Hern Books (May 20, 2017)

A practical guide to creating successful immersive theatre productions, by an experienced theatre-maker and practitioner.

Placing the audience at the heart of a production - not as passive bystanders...


Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

by Steve Sullivan & Dave Marsh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 17, 2017)

Volumes 3 and 4 of the The Encyclopedia of More Great Popular Song Recordings provides the stories behind approximately 1,700 more of the greatest song recordings in the history of the music industry, from 1890...


Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth

by Guillermo Del Toro, Nick Nunziata & Mark Cotta Vaz Harper Design (May 16, 2017)

Discover the dark secrets of Guillermo del Toro’s masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, in this thrilling exploration of the film’s creation.

Released in 2006, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth was hailed...


Jason Molina

by Erin Osmon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2017)

Erin Osmon presents a detailed, human account of the Rust Belt–born musician Jason Molina—a visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter with an autodidactic style that captivated his...


100 Essential Silent Film Comedies

by James Roots Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 11, 2017)

From the moment films were first produced, comedy has been a key feature of cinema. From just before the turn of the twentieth century until the early 1930s, audiences celebrated the brilliant humor of cinematic...


Pantsuit Nation

by Libby Chamberlain Flatiron Books (May 09, 2017)

An inspiring collection of stories and photographs that capture what it means to live, work, love, and resist in America—from the Facebook group with millions of engaged and impassioned members.

In October...


Listening for the Secret

by Ulf Olsson University of California Press (May 09, 2017)

Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the group’s music, politics, and performance. With roots in popular music traditions, improvisation,...


Spellbound

by David Kwong HarperBusiness (May 09, 2017)

A professional magician and illusionist—the head magic consultant for the hit film Now You See Me—reveals how to bridge the gap between perception and reality to increase your powers of persuasion and influence....


Corita Kent: Gentle Revolutionary of the Heart

by Rose Pacatte Liturgical Press (May 05, 2017)

Corita Kent, an American nun and pop artist, led a life of creativity and love that took her in unexpected directions. In this engaging portrait, Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP, offers an in-depth look at Corita Kent,...


That’s Your Lot

by Limmy HarperCollins (May 04, 2017)

This is Limmy’s second book.

It’s a whole load of new, odd, and hilariously grim short stories.

Tom is in a soft play with his daughters. He’s bored. He’s so bored he can move things with his mind.

A...