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Dick Tracy And American Culture

Author : Garyn G. Roberts
ISBN : 078641698X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In October 1931, Dick Tracy made his debut on the pages of the Detroit Mirror. Since then America's most famous crime fighter has tangled with a variety of protagonists from locations as diverse as the inner city and outer space, all the time maintaining the moral high ground while reflecting American popular culture. Through extensive research and interviews with Chester Gould (the creator of "Dick Tracy"), his assistants, Dick Locher (the current artist), Max Allan Collins (who scripted the stories for more than 15 years) and many others associated with the strip, Dick Tracy as a cultural icon emerges. The strips use of both innovative and established police methods and the true-to-life portrayals of Tracy's family and fellow cops are detailed. The artists behind the strip are fully revealed and Dick Tracy paraphernalia and the 1990 movie Dick Tracy are discussed. Dick Tracy's appearances in other media--books, comics, radio, movie serials, "B" movies, television dramas, and animated cartoons--are fully covered.
Category: Literary Criticism

Returning Fire

Author : Col (Ret) James W. “Pete” Booth
ISBN : 1456745239
Genre : History
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This book is the factual story of the development of armed helicopters in the US Army and their first employment in combat. The story is dramatically told by the courageous men who lived it--flying daily into enemy infested areas facing murderous fire from automatic and anti-aircraft weapons. In late 1961 the US Government deployed five Transportation Helicopter Companies (H-21 lift ships) to South Vietnam to increase the mobility of South Vietnamese ground forces. The Viet Cong quickly recognized that the H-21s were unarmed and began shooting at them endangering the lives of American crewmen. A helicopter company equipped with 25 UH-1 helicopters had been cobbled together on Okinawa by the Commander US Army Pacific. Believing the company was soon to be deployed to Vietnam, the men assigned to the unit armed its helicopters by scrounging weapons systems left over from WW ll and Korea stored in Army/Air Force depots in Okinawa. Machine guns and 2.75 inch rockets were jury rigged onto the UH-1s. .Officially designated the Utility Tactical Helicopter Company, but widely known as the “UTT”, the company deployed to Saigon in September 1962. After some jurisdictional squabbles with the Air Force over roles and missions, UTT began combat operations in October. It quickly became widely known for professionalism and the courage of its crew members. Such was its fame that for years South Vietnamese military personnel called all armed helicopters “UTT.” Unfortunately over its years in RVN the Company endured frequent designation changes--UTT/68th/197th/334th Armed Helicopter Company. Why remains a mystery even today. The Company’s legacy is strong and endures today. Armed helicopters are a major component of US Army combat forces. The current Army Apache program (over 600) is a direct descendent. Additionally, the Marines and Navy have strong armed helicopter programs, as does every major military power in the world. Ironically it all began with a small group of courageous men mounting scavenged weapons [mostly outmoded] on helicopters originally designed for medical evacuation. This is their story.
Category: History

Heggie And Scheer S Moby Dick

Author : Robert K. Wallace
ISBN : 9781574415070
Genre : Music
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"Book describes the world premiere of the American opera based on Melville's novel Moby-Dick, with the same name. Wallace describes the creative process of writing the music and libretto, the rehearsals and stage design, and the opening night in Dallas in May 2010."--ECIP Data View, Summary.
Category: Music

And Then It Was Winter

Author : Loy VanNatter
ISBN : 9781604944198
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After being drafted into the U.S. Army as a teenager and spending three years of war in a foreign land, I returned to my homeland no longer a teenager but a man. Unlike most soldiers who returned to their roots of small towns and farmlands, I joined the millions who settled in Manhattan. Commonly known as the "Big Apple," it was here I pursued turning childhood dreams into reality. Many of those dreams were realized due to a great city, which freely and generously opened doors for an education and opportunities far beyond what I ever imagined as a child. Not only was I admitted to the most prestigious school of music in the United States and perhaps the entire world, but I was also accepted at New York University to complete my academic education. During my long New York tenure, I stood on some of the city's foremost theatrical stages, including Broadway and Carnegie Hall. Mentors and teachers were a constant guide and became lifelong friends even after I moved to Hollywood, California. "And Then It Was Winter" Volume Two brings my life into the sunset years. By accident my wife and I discovered a small village not far from the Mexican border called Green Valley. No longer hassling with a rush-rush world, it is here we pleasantly recall another life that existed in the past.

Deadwood Dick Or The Game Of Gold

Author : Tom Taggart
ISBN : UIUC:30112041640811
Genre : Drama
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Melodrama / Character: 7 male, 7 female, extras Here's the dramatization of a bloodthirsty dime novel just like those Grandfather used to read in secret. The lure of the Old West of heroes, of redskins biting the dust, of lily pure maidens and black hearted gamblers, of the never ending "Game of Gold" is still with us. In 1876 Edward L. Wheeler started turning out novels about a Robin Hood of the Black Hills whom he named Deadwood Dick. Overnight Dick became so popular that the series continued for fifteen years. Taking the most exciting situations, the more colorful characters and the most amusing dialogue from these novels, Taggart has fashioned a blood and thunder melodrama. Long lost daughters, stolen gold mines, kidnapped heroines and hairbreadth escapes abound
Category: Drama

Musical Notes

Author : Carol Lucha-Burns
ISBN : UOM:39015009694897
Genre : Music
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Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9781101637715
Genre : Fiction
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Herman Melville's thrilling nautical adventure—a timeless allegory and an epic saga of heroic determination and conflict. At the heart of Moby-Dick is the powerful, unknowable sea—and Captain Ahab, a brooding, one-legged fanatic who has sworn vengeance on the mammoth white whale that crippled him. Narrated by Ishmael, a wayfarer who joins the crew of Ahab’s whaling ship, this is the story of that hair-raising voyage, and of the men who embraced hardship and nameless horrors as they dared to challenge God’s most dreaded creation and death itself for a chance at immortality. A novel that delves with astonishing vigor into the complex souls of men, Moby-Dick is an impassioned drama of the ultimate human struggle that the Atlantic Monthly called “the greatest of American novels.” With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley From the Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Peter Abrahams

Author : Michael Wade
ISBN : UOM:39015011701854
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism