And Loving It (Get Smart, Book 6) by William Johnston

By William Johnston

Max's latest—and might be greatest—case. simply think Max and ninety nine struggling with the paralyzing, petrifying powers of Guro Optimo, a mind-manipulating, Indian hypnotist and his cruel grasp, fortunate Bucky Buckley!

To store the area from falling lower than Optimo's sinister spell, Max and ninety nine crew up with—of all people—a Kaos agent named V.T. Brattleboro. incredible issues take place to the Control-Kaos mixture inside of Buckley's evil medieval fortress. they're menaced by way of brain-washed guards, colossal crocodiles, and a huge avalanche of peanut brittle!

But can Max relatively belief Brattleboro? Or Brattleboro belief Max? and will ninety nine belief both one—especially Max?

The leader of regulate is bound that this time Max is in over his head. yet he needn't fear, for maximum doesn't have a frightened bone in his physique or his head. As continuously, he's ill-prepared for hazard of any kind—AND LOVING IT!

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ESPN: The Making of a Sports Media Empire by Travis Vogan

By Travis Vogan

As soon as a shoestring operation outfitted on plywood units and Australian ideas soccer, ESPN has developed right into a media colossus.

A genius for cross-promotion and a near-mystical rapport with its audience empowers the community to set agendas and create superstars, to curate activities heritage while it mainstreams the most recent cultural tendencies. Travis Vogan groups archival learn and interviews with an all-star forged to pen an bold inside of examine ESPN and its instances. Vogan makes a speciality of the community because 1998, the yr it introduced a high-motor attempt to craft its model and develop audiences throughout media structures.

As he indicates, leading edge homes like SportsCentury, ESPN The journal , and 30 for 30 equipped the network's cultural caché. This credibility, in flip, propelled ESPN's transformation into an entity that lapped its run-of-the-mill rivals and helped satisfy its self-proclaimed prestige because the "Worldwide chief in Sports."

Ambitious and lengthy late, ESPN: The Making of a activities Media Empire bargains an inside of examine how the community replaced an and reshaped the very manner we are living as activities fanatics.

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The Citizen Machine: Governing By Television in 1950s by Anna McCarthy

By Anna McCarthy

The Citizen laptop is the untold political historical past of television’s formative period. Historian Anna McCarthy is going behind the curtain of early tv programming, revealing that lengthy earlier than the age of PBS, leaders from enterprise, philanthropy, and social reform activities in addition to public intellectuals have been all obsessively all in favour of TV’s strength to mildew the proper of citizen.

Based on years of path-breaking archival paintings, The Citizen computing device sheds new mild at the position of tv within the postwar American political panorama.

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The physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss

By Lawrence M. Krauss

What warps if you find yourself touring at warp velocity? what's the distinction among a wormhole and a black gap? Are time loops quite attainable, and will I kill my grandmother earlier than i'm born? an individual who has ever questioned “could this relatively happen?” will achieve beneficial insights into the Star Trek universe (and, by the way, the genuine international of physics) during this fascinating and available advisor. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly is going the place Star Trek has gone-and past. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the area of physics as we now understand it and because it could at some point be.

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Wanna Cook?: The Complete, Unofficial Companion to Breaking by Ensley F. Guffey

By Ensley F. Guffey

“I am no longer at risk . . . i'm the danger.” With these phrases, Breaking Bad’s Walter White solidified himself as TV’s maximum antihero. Wanna Cook? explores the main severely lauded sequence on tv with analyses of the person episodes and ongoing storylines. From information like stark settings, complicated camerawork, and jarring song to the bigger subject matters, together with the jobs of violence, position, self-change, felony ethics, and fan reactions, this significant other publication is ideal for these diehards who've watched the Emmy Award–winning sequence a number of instances in addition to for brand spanking new audience. Wanna Cook? elucidates with out spoiling, and illuminates with no nit-picking. vital for any fan’s collection.

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Miami Vice (Wiley-Blackwell Series in Film and Television) by James Lyons

By James Lyons

Miami Vice captures the glitter and glamour embodied through Crockett and Tubbs and offers students an anatomy of a ground-breaking paintings within the police procedural style. Explores Miami Vice’s mix of disparate impacts (MTV, movie noir, cleaning soap opera, ‘high idea’ motion movies) in addition to the social, cultural and business moments whilst it burst onto the networkIntroduces readers to significant elements of televisual analysis--style, storytelling, the tv express as commodity and ideological critique-- that illustrate the show’s distinctive featuresProvides a version for college students’ personal evaluation of alternative indicates, and confirms accurately how--and on what terms--Miami Vice redefined the police drama and an period

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