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Addiction Memoirs

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 30, 2010

Cupcake Brown. A Piece of Cake

Augusten Burroughs. Dry

David Carr. The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life–His Own

Dan Clark. Gladiator: A True Story of ‘Roids, Rage, and Redemption

Carrie Fisher. Wishful Drinking

Kate Holden. In My Skin: A Memoir

Mary Karr. Lit: A Memoir

Caroline Knapp. Drinking: A Love Story

Christopher Kennedy Lawford. Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption

William Cope Moyers. Broken

Brandon Novak. Dreamseller: An Addiction Memoir

David Sheff. Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Meth Addiction

Nic Sheff. Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Koren Zailckas. Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood


New Environmental Nonfiction

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 27, 2010

Appreciate a Dog

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 26, 2010

Stockholm Syndrome

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 23, 2010

John Joseph Adams.   The living dead (2008)

Ann Hagedorn Auerbach. Ransom : the untold story of international kidnapping (1998)

William Graebner. Patty’s got a gun : Patricia Hearst in 1970s America (2008)

David Kupelian. How evil works : understanding and overcoming the destructive forces that are transforming America (2010)

Caroline Moorehead. Hostages to fortune : a study of kidnapping in the world today (1980)

Ann Rule. Empty promises : and other true cases (2001)

Christopher Whitcomb.Cold zero : inside the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (2001)

Aug 23–28, 1973. In a botched bank robbery at Stockholm, Sweden, Jan Erik Olsson took four hostages and barricaded himself with them and a friend, Clark Olofsson, in the vault. After a six-day siege, the police piped in gas and the hostages were freed. Afterward, it emerged that the hostages were more afraid of the police than of their captors, and Swedish professor Nils Bejerot coined the term “Stockholm syndrome” to explain the phenomenon of hostages identifying and sympathizing with their captors. *

Fiction About Aging

Posted in general by Ellen Bard on August 20, 2010

August 21: Senior Citizens’ Day

 Julian Barnes. The lemon table (2005)

Laurie Fox. The lost girls : a novel (2004)

Marilyn French. My summer with George (1996)

Full measure : modern short stories on aging (1988)

Gemma Malley. The Declaration (2007)

On Golden Pond [DVD recording](2003)

Joe Ashby Porter. The near future (2006)

Philip Roth. Everyman (2006)

Pamela Redmond Satran. Younger (2005)

Vital signs : international stories on aging (1991)

Daniel Wallace. Ray in reverse (2000)

August is National Black Business Month.

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 19, 2010

The Right To Vote

Posted in nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 18, 2010

By the time we got to Woodstock

Posted in general,nonfiction by Ellen Bard on August 17, 2010

A/V for Aviation Week (August 15-21)

Posted in dvd by Ellen Bard on August 16, 2010

Airplane [DVD recording] (2005)

Air Force One [DVD recording] (1998)

Amelia [DVD recording] (2010)

The aviator [DVD recording] (2005)

Bombers B-52 [DVD recording](2009)

James Bradley. Flyboys : a true story of courage [CD recording]  (2003)

Suzanne Brockmann. Over the edge [CD recording] (2004)

Stephen Coonts. Flight of the intruder [CD recording] (1986)Fearless [DVD recording] (1999)

W.E.B. Griffin. By order of the President [CD recording] (2004)

Alex Kershaw. The few : the American knights of the air who risked everything to fight in the Battle of Britain [CD recording] (2006)

John J. Nance.The last hostage [CD recording] (2003)

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow. Highest duty : my search for what really matters [CD recording]  (2009)

Top gun [videorecording] (2004)

Whiteout [DVD recording] (2010)

The American Films of Alfred Hitchcock (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980)

Posted in dvd by Ellen Bard on August 13, 2010

Rebecca (1940)

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Suspicion (1941)

Saboteur (1942)

Shadow Of Doubt (1943)

Lifeboat (1944)

Adventure Malgache (1944)

Bon Voyage (1944)

Spellbound (1945)

Notorious (1946)

The Paradine Case (1947)

Rope (1948)

Under Capricorn (1949)

Stage Fright (1950)

Strangers On A Train (1951)

I Confess (1953)

Dial M For Murder (1954)

Rear Window (1954)

To Catch A Thief (1955)

The Trouble With Harry (1955)

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

The Wrong Man (1956)

Vertigo (1958)

North By Northwest (1959)

Psycho (1960)

The Birds (1963)

Marnie (1964)

Torn Curtain (1966)

Topaz (1969)

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