The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy

How the Tiger Kings Tamed Las Vegas

Author: Jimmy Lavery

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

View: 816

The Secret Life of Siegfried and Roy reveals the touching, little-known story of how two youngsters founded a friendship, a franchise, and a tempestuous on-and-off love affair that would last a lifetime.

The Secret Lives Of Buildings

From The Parthenon To The Vegas Strip In Thirteen Stories

Author: Edward Hollis

Publisher: Portobello Books


Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 566

The plans are drawn up, a site is chosen, foundations are dug: a building comes into being with the expectation that it will stay put and stay for ever. But a building is a capricious thing: it is inhabited and changed, and its existence is a tale of constant and curious transformation. In this radical reimagining of architectural history, Edward Hollis tells the stories of thirteen buildings, beginning with the 'once upon a time' when they first appeared, through the years of appropriation, ruin and renovation, and ending with a temporary 'ever after'. In spell-binding prose, Hollis follows his buildings through time and space to reveal the hidden histories of the Parthenon and the Alhambra, Gloucester Cathedral and Haghia Sofia, Sans Souci and Notre Dame de Paris, Malatesta's Tempio and Loreto, and explores landmarks of our own time, from Hulme's legendary crescents to the Berlin Wall and the fibre-glass theme parks of Las Vegas.

The Magical Life of Marshall Brodien

Creator of TV Magic Cards and Wizzo the Wizard

Author: John Moehring

Publisher: McFarland


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

View: 108

This unique biography details the life of magician Marshall Brodien, most remembered for his long-running career as television’s Wizzo the Wizard on WGN-TV’s Bozo’s Circus and The Bozo Show. Coverage begins in the late 1940s, when Brodien was a young magician in his first job as a Chicago magic shop demonstrator, then recounts Brodien’s steady rise to show-business success, including details of his work as a performer at the Magic Lounge in Cicero and, as a nightclub hypnotist in Chicago’s posh Cairo Supper Club. The work concludes with an examination of Brodien’s current career as one of the most successful marketers of magic sets in the U.S.

Animal Lessons

How They Teach Us to Be Human

Author: Kelly Oliver

Publisher: Columbia University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 376

View: 717

Philosophy reads humanity against animality, arguing that "man" is man because he is separate from beast. Deftly challenging this position, Kelly Oliver proves that, in fact, it is the animal that teaches us to be human. Through their sex, their habits, and our perception of their purpose, animals show us how not to be them. This kinship plays out in a number of ways. We sacrifice animals to establish human kinship, but without the animal, the bonds of "brotherhood" fall apart. Either kinship with animals is possible or kinship with humans is impossible. Philosophy holds that humans and animals are distinct, but in defending this position, the discipline depends on a discourse that relies on the animal for its very definition of the human. Through these and other examples, Oliver does more than just establish an animal ethics. She transforms ethics by showing how its very origin is dependent upon the animal. Examining for the first time the treatment of the animal in the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva, among others, Animal Lessons argues that the animal bites back, thereby reopening the question of the animal for philosophy.

The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans

Author: Sy Montgomery

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 57

View: 497

A tale about the author's trip to the flooded forest of the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve expels the myths and attempts to explain the science behind the behavior of the man-eating tigers which inhabit this mangrove swamp. Reprint.

Make It BIG!

49 Secrets for Building a Life of Extreme Success

Author: Frank E. McKinney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 980

Wisdom for Life's Journey

Author: Douglas Connelly

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 609

Wisdom for Life's Journey is a treasure trove of inspirational stories, advice, and prayers that will help deepen your faith and make your daily journey more joyful. Keep Wisdom for Life's Journey close at hand and discover why it is like having a "pastor in your pocket."


An American Boy

Author: Darden Asbury Pyron

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 192

The author of the bestselling biography of Margaret Mitchell, "Southern Daughter", leads readers through the public triumphs and private struggles of Liberace, the man known to generations as "Mr. Showmanship". 50 halftones.

Current Biography Yearbook, 1998

Author: Elizabeth A. Schick



Category: Biography

Page: 690

View: 580

Presents biographical articles about living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment throughout the world.