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Secrets Of The Sideshows

Author : Joe Nickell
ISBN : 0813123585
Genre : Political Science
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"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous carnival midway at the Canadian National Exhibition. For this book, he interviewed showmen and performers, collected carnival memorabilia, researched published accounts of sideshows and their lore, and even performed some classic sideshow feats, such as eating fire and lying on a bed of nails as a cinderblock was broken on his chest. The result of these varied efforts, Secrets of the Sideshows tells the captivating story of the magic, tricks - real or illusory - and performers of the world's midway shows."--BOOK JACKET.

Spectacle

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020153117
Genre : Circus
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Choice

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121676758
Genre : Academic libraries
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The Skeptical Inquirer

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ISBN : PSU:000061841765
Genre : Electronic journals
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The Secret Goldfish

Author : David Means
ISBN : 9780007405336
Genre : Fiction
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An extraordinary collection of short stories from an author who is set to become one of America’s leading literary voices.

Secrets Of Success In Your Own Business

Author : James L. Silvester
ISBN : 0818404183
Genre : Business & Economics
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Identifies the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and offers methods of achieving prosperity through small business ownership

X Rated

Author : Marcel Danesi
ISBN : UCSC:32106019873238
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book delves into the reasons why pop culture, and all of its “X-Rated” features, are so appealing to masses of people, even though they may hate to love it.

Secrets

Author : Ranelda Mack Hunsicker
ISBN : 0932305865
Genre : Christian life
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Secrets Of Magic

Author : Walter Brown Gibson
ISBN : 0448115654
Genre : Magic
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The Invisible Line

Author : Daniel J. Sharfstein
ISBN : 9781101475805
Genre : Social Science
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"The Invisible Line" shines light on one of the most important, but too often hidden, aspects of American history and culture. Sharfstein's narrative of three families negotiating America's punishing racial terrain is a must read for all who are interested in the construction of race in the United States." --Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello In America, race is a riddle. The stories we tell about our past have calcified into the fiction that we are neatly divided into black or white. It is only with the widespread availability of DNA testing and the boom in genealogical research that the frequency with which individuals and entire families crossed the color line has become clear. In this sweeping history, Daniel J. Sharfstein unravels the stories of three families who represent the complexity of race in America and force us to rethink our basic assumptions about who we are. The Gibsons were wealthy landowners in the South Carolina backcountry who became white in the 1760s, ascending to the heights of the Southern elite and ultimately to the U.S. Senate. The Spencers were hardscrabble farmers in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, joining an isolated Appalachian community in the 1840s and for the better part of a century hovering on the line between white and black. The Walls were fixtures of the rising black middle class in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., only to give up everything they had fought for to become white at the dawn of the twentieth century. Together, their interwoven and intersecting stories uncover a forgotten America in which the rules of race were something to be believed but not necessarily obeyed. Defining their identities first as people of color and later as whites, these families provide a lens for understanding how people thought about and experienced race and how these ideas and experiences evolved-how the very meaning of black and white changed-over time. Cutting through centuries of myth, amnesia, and poisonous racial politics, The Invisible Line will change the way we talk about race, racism, and civil rights.

Public Secrets

Author : Ken Knabb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020246604
Genre : Political Science
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Literary Nonfiction. Politics. Critical Theory. The first half of the book consists of two new texts. "The Joy of Revolution" is a series of observations on the problems and possibilities of a global antihierarchical revolution. Beginning with a brief overview of the failure of Bolshevism and the inadequacy of reformism, it examines the pros and cons of a wide range of radical tactics, then concludes with some speculations on what a liberated society might be like. "Confessions of a Mild-Mannered Enemy of the State" is largely concerned with Knabb's situationist activities, but it also includes reminiscences of the sixties counterculture and accounts of his Zen practice and other later ventures. The second half of the book contains virtually all of Knabb's previous publications. Beginning with his 1970 disruption of a Gary Snyder poetry reading, it includes critiques of the New Left and the counterculture; accounts of situationist groups, tactics and scandals;translations of several French texts; an appreciation of the great writer and social critic, Kenneth Rexroth; pamphlets, posters, comics and articles on Wilhelm Reich, radical Buddhists, Japanese anarchists, Chinese dissidents, the 1970 Polish revolt, the 1979 Iranian uprising; and the widely reproduced Gulf war tract, "The War and the Spectacle." The aim throughout is to bring the real choices into the open and to incite people to make their own radical experiments.

The Secrets Of A Showman

Author : Charles Blake Cochran
ISBN : UCAL:$B663187
Genre : Actors
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Memoir of an English theatrical manager and impresario, who produced some of the most successful musical revues, musicals and plays of the 1920s and 1930s.

Sideshow

Author : W. R. Thompson
ISBN : 067165375X
Genre : Fiction
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Though forced into hiding, groups of telepaths join together in an attempt to save the U.S. from radical fringe groups and a devastating depression

England S Secret Weapon

Author : Amanda J. Field
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124116331
Genre : Performing Arts
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England's Secret Weapon explores the way Hollywood used Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen films spanning the years of World War II in Europe, from The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1939 to Dressed to Kill in 1946. Basil Rathbone's portrayal of Holmes has influenced every actor who has since played him on film, TV, stage and radio, yet the film series has, until now, been neglected in terms of detailed critical analysis. The book looks at the films themselves in combination with their historical context. Though the first two films were set in the detective's 'true' Victorian period, Holmes was then 'updated' and recruited to fight the Nazis. He came to represent the acceptable face of England for the Americans - the one man who could be relied upon to ensure an Allied victory. Enthusiasm for a Nazi-fighting Holmes soon waned, however, and the series moved first into ghost-and-ghouls chillers, and finally into visceral horror films in which Professor Moriarty, Holmes' old enemy, had been replaced by a new breed of villain - a deadly female. England's Secret Weapon charts the studio's careful course between modernising the detective and making sure he was still recognisable as the 'old Holmes', in clothes, locations and behaviour.

Secrets Of The C Masters

Author : Jeff Alger
ISBN : UCSD:31822023711989
Genre : Computers
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Secrets of the C++ Masters bridges the gap between C++ as described in beginner and intermediate books and C++ as it is practiced by experts. It is designed for the growing number of experienced C++ programmers aspiring to become experts.

Sideshow

Author : William Shawcross
ISBN : 081541224X
Genre : History
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In Sideshow, journalist Shawcross presents the first full-scale investigation of the secret and illegal war the United States fought with Cambodia from 1969 to 1973, paving the way for the Khmer Rouge massacres of the mid-70s.

Serger Secrets

Author : Pam Hastings
ISBN : 1579544649
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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For those who have mastered the basics and want a challenge, Serger Secrets provides instructions for adding more than 50 techniques to the sewers arsenal. Complete with troubleshooting tips and dozens of inspiring photographs of completed garments, Serger Secrets is guaranteed to bring out the creativity in any designer.

The Sigint Secrets

Author : Nigel West
ISBN : UCAL:B4236868
Genre : Political Science
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Traces the history of British signals intelligence and the British Government Communications Headquarters, and discusses spying techniques

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Secrets

Author : Nancy Hale
ISBN : UOM:39015030748779
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