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Bullets Over Hollywood
John McCarty
0306813017
June 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
According to McCarty, Americans admire the antihero gangster because he's an unbound character who goes where he wants, does what he wants and "takes no bull from anybody." The author conveys the appeal of these reckless outlaws, personified in film by such icons as Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney, through concise analyses of key crime films and well-drawn personal histories of the genre's central stars, directors and writers. McCarty, who's written some 30 books (The Fearmakers; etc.), astutely charts the inextricable link between gangster movies and westerns to a point where one mobster film, High Sierra (1941), was reshaped for cowboy fan consumption via Colorado Territory (1949), then underwent a gangster remake as I Died a Thousand Times (1955). McCarty kicks off with 1915's Regeneration...


The Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook
Thomas McCarty
0071443290
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
EXTREME SIX SIGMA: A new series that takes Six Sigma to the next level The Six Sigma Operational Methods Series goes beyond simply explaining Six Sigma basics to interested managers--these are hard-core working tools of statistical methods, quantitative and intense, aimed at mathematically sophisticated Six Sigma practitioners unwilling to settle for anything less than peak performance in manufacturing and services. Written by four instructors from the world-renowned Motorola University, this handbook provides the tools Six Sigma Black Belts and Master Black Belts need to deal with the most intractable business problems. The authors show how to integrate research and development, manufacturing, human resources, finance, marketing, quality, and customer service with corporate vision, mission, and key...


In Pursuit of the McCartys
Jon M. Skovlin
0964944928
October 2001
Hardcover
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R.C. House, Tombsone Epitaph, February 2002
---well-documented, well-written research of Tom's life and times...significant contribution to the West's legends history missed.

Dan Hays, Salem [OR] Statesman Journal, February 24, 2002
...story of a flawed man...a fascinating outlaw and a study in the moral sense of the American West.

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Night Driving
John Coy
0805029311
September 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
The luminous pencil drawings of Peter McCarty that illustrate Night Driving capture the simple, memorable story of a young boy's nighttime car ride with Dad. Cruising rural highways, watching the stars, and listening to a ball game on the radio on the way to the mountains for a camping trip--this is the stuff of permanent childhood memories. John Coy's prose captures the events and feeling of that trip in a subtle, beautiful style.

From Publishers Weekly
Mood replaces plot in Coy's debut book, which describes a father and son's all-night road trip in the '50s. Action is spare and archetypal: they see a deer, fix a flat, stop for breakfast at a diner. The author establishes the sweetness of the father/son relationship, but doesn't offer much meat in his storytelling. McCarty's...


Managing Bermudagrass Turf: Selection, Construction, Cultural Practices, and Pest Management Strategies
L.B. B. McCarty
1575041634
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
If you're determined to create and maintain a beautiful bermuda-grass turf, then let this comprehensive reference be your guide. Here, you'll receive expert information on the fundamentals of green construction and growing-in processes, along with step-by-step cultural practices, and critical techniques for controlling weeds, insects, diseases, and nematodes. You get a comprehensive listing of the various bermudagrass species, complete with scientific and common names, propagation, and worldwide distribution. You'll also find out why and where certain weeds are likely to grow and what cultural or chemical remedies best keep them in check. Nearly 600 photographs illustrate the various stages of plant development and emphasize the key identification characteristics of each plant.

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Atavar Speaks
John McCarty
0595133479
September 2000
Paperback
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Scott E. Schwimer, Entertainment Attorny at Law
McCarty's compulsive page-turner is a big screen movie waiting to happen.

The Times-Union, Albany, New York
Slickly written, vivid in language and snappily paced. If you're into demons, you'll like this just fine.

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Beating the Dow with T-Bills, T-Bonds, & Stocks
Michael O'Higgins
088730947X
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Michael O'Higgins is worried. The ideas advanced in his 1989 classic, Beating the Dow, have been adopted by mutual-funds and market gurus alike as a proven formula for getting consistently high returns with a minimum of risk. In that book, O'Higgins introduced a system that become known as the Dogs of the Dow, which prescribed investing in out-of-favor Dow stocks--an approach that has produced annual returns that have handily beaten most all market averages.

These days, however, O'Higgins is less concerned about beating the market than surviving it. In Beating the Dow with Bonds, O'Higgins considers the wild valuations of today's stock market and sees the specter of a sharp and steep decline. To face this inevitable selloff, O'Higgins offers a survival strategy that involves annually allocating assets among stocks (Dow...



Beating the Dow with Bonds: A High-Return, Low-Risk Strategy for Outperforming the Pros Even when Stocks Go South
Michael B. O'Higgins
088730883X
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Michael O'Higgins is worried. The ideas advanced in his 1989 classic, Beating the Dow, have been adopted by mutual-funds and market gurus alike as a proven formula for getting consistently high returns with a minimum of risk. In that book, O'Higgins introduced a system that become known as the Dogs of the Dow, which prescribed investing in out-of-favor Dow stocks--an approach that has produced annual returns that have handily beaten most all market averages.

These days, however, O'Higgins is less concerned about beating the market than surviving it. In Beating the Dow with Bonds, O'Higgins considers the wild valuations of today's stock market and sees the specter of a sharp and steep decline. To face this inevitable selloff, O'Higgins offers a survival strategy that involves annually allocating assets among stocks (Dow...



Bullets over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "the Sopranos"
John McCarty
0306814293
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
According to McCarty, Americans admire the antihero gangster because he's an unbound character who goes where he wants, does what he wants and "takes no bull from anybody." The author conveys the appeal of these reckless outlaws, personified in film by such icons as Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney, through concise analyses of key crime films and well-drawn personal histories of the genre's central stars, directors and writers. McCarty, who's written some 30 books (The Fearmakers; etc.), astutely charts the inextricable link between gangster movies and westerns to a point where one mobster film, High Sierra (1941), was reshaped for cowboy fan consumption via Colorado Territory (1949), then underwent a gangster remake as I Died a Thousand Times (1955). McCarty kicks off with 1915's Regeneration...


Charles II
Hilaire Belloc
0971828644
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Charles II: The Last Rally is a vivid portrayal of Charles II, as well as a historical investigation into the role of monarchy in pre-Revolution Europe. It looks closely at the role that the burgeoning financial powers played in shaping European politics and the effects of these powers on the English monarchy and on Europe generally. Belloc brings to his writing an intimate knowledge of the countries about which he is writing and a fervent belief in the Catholic faith and its role in the history of Europe.

About the Author
Hilaire Belloc began his academic career with a lecture tour of the United States in 1892. He became a member of the Fabian Society in the early 1900s and met George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells, who helped him obtain work with newspapers such as the Daily...


Films of Mel Gibson
John McCarty
0806522267
September 2001
Paperback
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Hammer Films
John McCarty
1904048110
October 2002
Paperback
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The Official Splatter Movie Guide: More than 400 of the Goriest, Grossest, Most Outrageous Movies Ever Made
John McCarty
0312029586
July 1989
Paperback
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Book Review
John McCarty writes about splatter movies with some authority, being the man who coined the term. Splatter was born in 1963 with Herschell Gordon Lewis's Blood Feast, and, as McCarty predicted in his 1984 study Splatter Movies: Breaking the Last Taboo of the Screen, it has outgrown the confines of the horror world and influenced practically every other film genre.

With The Official Splatter Movie Guide, McCarty (with a team of knowledgeable colleagues) set out to produce a reference book that would "give readers a broad view of the many different routes the genre has taken since its debut." The result is a collection of more than 400 reviews, encompassing the obviously splattery (e.g., the slasher films of the 1980s) as well as mainstream movies with significant splatter elements (e.g., Raiders of the Lost...


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