The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2010-08-24
ISBN: 145320394X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Santini Book Excerpt:

Pat Conroy’s New York Times–bestselling coming-of-age novel about a son’s struggle to escape the domineering expectations of his volatile military father. Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. A born athlete who desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all. Inspired by Pat Conroy’s own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man.

The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Publsiher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2002-03-26
ISBN: 0553381555
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Santini Book Excerpt:

The piercing, iconic semi-autobiographical novel of a domineering father and ambitious son, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides Step into the powerhouse life of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine—fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his family. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a core of velvet steel. Without her cool head, her kids would be in real trouble. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose best never satisfies the big man. Ben’s got to stand up, even fight back, against a father who doesn’t give in—not to his men, not to his wife, and certainly not to his son. Bull Meecham is undoubtedly Pat Conroy’s most explosive character—a man you should hate, but a man you will love. Praise for The Great Santini “Stinging authenticity . . . a book that won’t quit.”—The Atlanta Journal “[Pat] Conroy has captured a different slice of America in this funny, dramatic novel.”—Richmond News-Leader “Conroy takes aim at our darkest emotions, lets the arrow fly and hits the bull’s-eye almost every time.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “Robust and vivid . . . full of feeling.”—Newsday “God preserve Pat Conroy.”—The Boston Globe

Roger Ebert s Four Star Reviews 1967 2007

Roger Ebert s Four Star Reviews  1967 2007
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 9780740771798
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Ebert s Four Star Reviews 1967 2007 Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of the critic's most positive film reviews of the last four decades, arranged alphabetically from "About Last Night" to "Zodiac."

Circumplex Model

Circumplex Model
Author: David H. L. Olson,Candyce Smith Russell,Douglas H. Sprenkle
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780866567763
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Circumplex Model Book Excerpt:

This functional new volume introduces professionals to the Circumplex Model of Family Systems--one of the most respected and widely used approaches of its kind in family studies. Internationally known scholar/practitioners in the marriage and family therapy field demonstrate how the model can be used to assess couple and family dynamics and plan treatment interventions. They extend the use of the Circumplex Model for treating problem families using a range of clinical interventions at both the family level and broader social system level--including specific treatment populations--sex offenders, juvenile delinquents, truants, and multi-problem families. Designed as a multidisciplinary resource, this authoritative and accurate volume will assist social workers, psychologists, pastoral counselors, family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with individuals in a family treatment context.

Cinematic Sociology

Cinematic Sociology
Author: Jean-Anne Sutherland,Kathryn Feltey
Publsiher: Pine Forge Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1412960460
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinematic Sociology Book Excerpt:

Sociology Through Film uses feature films to teach central areas in sociology such as culture, race/ethnicity, social class, and gender/sexuality. By using Film to introduce the sociological imagination, students will 'experience' social context being studied, and reinforce critical thinking skills. An introductory chapter includes a discussion of the significance of film in modern society, a consideration of the ways that film both reflects and shapes social reality, an explanation of how sociologists analyze film, and coverage of sociological tools for 'reading' film as text. Films will provide an illustrative framework for understanding the social world, and therefore the films discussed will not go 'out of date'.

Understanding Pat Conroy

Understanding Pat Conroy
Author: Catherine Seltzer
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN: 1611175178
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Pat Conroy Book Excerpt:

An insightful look at the life and work of the extraordinary popular Southern writer. Pat Conroy’s novels and memoirs have indelibly shaped the image of the South in the American imagination. His writing has rendered the physical landscape of the South Carolina lowcountry familiar to legions of readers, and has staked out a more complex geography as well—one defined by domestic trauma, racial anxiety, religious uncertainty, and cultural ambivalence. In Understanding Pat Conroy, Catherine Seltzer engages in a sustained consideration of Conroy and his work. The study begins with a sketch of Conroy’s biography, which, while fascinating in its own right, is employed here to illuminate many of the motifs and characters that define his work and to locate him within southern literary tradition. Seltzer then explores each of Conroy’s major works, tracing the evolution of the themes within and among each of his novels, including The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South of Broad, and his memoirs, among them The Water Is Wide and My Losing Season. Seltzer’s insightful close readings of Conroy’s work are supplemented by interviews and archival material, shedding new light on the often-complex dynamics between text and context in Conroy’s oeuvre. More broadly, Understanding Pat Conroy explores the ways that Conroy delights in troubling the boundaries that circumscribe the literary establishment—and links his work to existing debates about the contemporary American canon.

My New Orleans

My New Orleans
Author: John Besh
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN: 0740784137
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My New Orleans Book Excerpt:

A Southern chef offers an introduction to the cooking of New Orleans, with over two hundred recipes, descriptions of traditional ingredients, as well as a discussion of the social customs of the city and his own family history.

Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy
Author: Bernie Schein
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 1948924153
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pat Conroy Book Excerpt:

For Pat Conroy fans, a loving, laughter-filled homage to a loyal, big-hearted friend. Pat Conroy, the bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini among many other books, was beloved by millions of readers. Bernie Schein was his best friend from the time they met in a high-school pickup basketball game in Beaufort, South Carolina, until Conroy’s death in 2016. Both were popular athletes but also outsiders as a Jew and a Catholic military brat in the small-town Bible-Belt South, and they bonded. Wise ass and smart aleck, loudmouths both, they shared an ebullient sense of humor and romanticism, were mesmerized by the highbrow and reveled in the low, and would sacrifice entire evenings and afternoons to endless conversation. As young teachers in the Beaufort area and later in Atlanta, they were activists in the civil rights struggle and against institutional racism and bigotry. Bernie knew intimately the private family story of the Conroys and his friend’s difficult relationship with his Marine Corps colonel father that Pat would draw on repeatedly in his fiction. A love letter and homage, and a way to share the Pat he knew, this book collects Bernie’s cherished memories about the gregarious, welcoming, larger-than-life man who remained his best friend, even during the years they didn’t speak. It offers a trove of insights and anecdotes that will be treasured by Pat Conroy’s many devoted fans.

Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot

Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot
Author: Larry R. Gibson
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-07
ISBN: 1468579975
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recollections of a Marine Attack Pilot Book Excerpt:

From the Marine Corps recruiting office to the challenges of Officer Candidate School, from stateside training as a new Marine attack pilot to harrowing combat experiences during two combat tours of duty in Vietnam, from 3500 hours of jet flight instructor duty to three and a half years as a staff officer at Headquarters, Marine Corps, from nearly passing out while a running a sub-three hour marathon to looking back on it all after years of retirement, Major Gibson's recollections continue to rivet the reader's attention. The stories are absent of technical jargon and yet put the reader into the cockpit during moments of triumph as well as those of momentary fear. Possessing an easy-going and comfortable writing style, the author easily holds the reader's attention while relating a wide variety of experiences. The stories provide a valuable insight into the world of a junior officer serving as a combat attack pilot as well as assignment as an Air Liaison Officer to a battalion of Marines in the jungles of Vietnam.

Conversations with the Conroys

Conversations with the Conroys
Author: Walter Edgar
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN: 1611176328
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with the Conroys Book Excerpt:

“Portrays a deeply troubled family struggling to survive amidst terrifying abuse . . . a page-turner, as engrossing as any of Conroy’s novels.” —Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., University of South Carolina A New York Times–bestselling author of eleven novels and memoirs, Pat Conroy is one of America’s most beloved storytellers and a writer as synonymous with the South Carolina lowcountry as pluff mud or the Palmetto tree. As Conroy’s writings have been rooted in autobiography more often than not, his readers have come to know and appreciate much about the once-secret dark familial history that has shaped Conroy’s life and work. Conversations with the Conroys opens further the discussion of the Conroy family through five revealing interviews conducted in 2014 with Pat Conroy and four of his six siblings: brothers Mike, Jim, and Tim and sister Kathy. In confessional and often comic dialogs, the Conroys openly discuss the perils of being raised by their larger-than-life parents, USMC fighter pilot Col. Don Conroy (the Great Santini) and southern belle Peggy Conroy (née Peek); the complexities of having their history of abuse made public by Pat’s books; the tragic death of their youngest brother, Tom; the chasm between them and their sister Carol Ann; and the healing, redemptive embrace they have come to find over time in one another. With good humor and often-striking candor, these interviews capture the Conroys as authentic and indeed proud South Carolinians, not always at ease with their place in literary lore, but nonetheless deeply supportive of Pat in his life and writing. “[A] small gem of a book . . . For fans of Conroy’s books, this is a must-read.” —Publishers Weekly

Catalog of Captioned Films for the Deaf

Catalog of Captioned Films for the Deaf
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Films for the hearing impaired
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Captioned Films for the Deaf Book Excerpt:

Bringing Up Daddy

Bringing Up Daddy
Author: Stella Bruzzi
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 1838714731
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bringing Up Daddy Book Excerpt:

Offering a broad perspective on the Hollywood dad, looking at important Hollywood fathers and discussing films from many genres, this book adopts a multi-faceted theoretical approach, making use of psychoanalysis, sociology and masculinity studies and contextualising the father figure within both Hollywood and American history.

The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Lewis John Carlino
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Motion picture plays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Santini Book Excerpt:

You re Only as Good as Your Next One

You re Only as Good as Your Next One
Author: Mike Medavoy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN: 1439118132
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You re Only as Good as Your Next One Book Excerpt:

“An under-read and engaging show-biz memoir.” –The New Yorker "If I had a talent for anything, it was a talent for knowing who was talented." Mike Medavoy is a Hollywood rarity: a studio executive who, though never far from controversy, has remained well loved and respected through four decades of moviemaking. What further sets him apart is his role in bringing to the screen some of the most acclaimed Oscar-winning films of our time: Apocalypse Now, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Sleepless in Seattle are just some of the projects he green-lighted at United Artists, Orion, TriStar, his own Phoenix Pictures. "The ultimate lose-lose situation for a studio executive: to wind up with a commercial bomb and a bad movie." Of course, there are the box office disasters, and the films, as Medavoy says, "for which I should be shot." They, too, have a place in his fascinating memoir -- a pull-no-punches account of financial and political maneuvering, and of working with the industry's brightest star power, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Meg Ryan, and countless others. "Putting together the elements of a film is a succession of best guesses." Medavoy speaks out on how movie studio buyouts have stymied the creative process and brought an end to the "hands-off" golden age of filmmaking. An eyewitness to Hollywood history in the making, he gives a powerful and poignant view of the past and future of a world he knows intimately.

Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice

Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice
Author: Etiony Aldarondo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135601887
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice Book Excerpt:

Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice is a comprehensive volume that bridges the gap between the psychosocial realities of clients and the dominant clinical practices. The book's contributors include social workers, family therapists, clinical psychologists, community psychologists, and counseling psychologists. Its accessible writing style makes it valuable to students studying the field.

Britton on Film

Britton on Film
Author: Andrew Britton
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0814335500
Category: Motion picture industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britton on Film Book Excerpt:

For fifteen years before his untimely death, Andrew Britton produced a body of undeniably brilliant film criticism that has been largely ignored within academic circles. Though Britton's writings are extraordinary in their depth and range and are closely attuned to the nuances of the texts they examine, his humanistic approach was at odds with typical theory-based film scholarship. Britton on Film demonstrates that Britton's humanism is also his strength, as it presents all of his published writings together for the first time, including Britton's persuasive readings of such important Hollywood films as Meet Me in St. Louis, Spellbound, and Now, Voyager and of key European filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein, Jean-Luc Godard, and Bernardo Bertolucci. Renowned film scholar and editor Barry Keith Grant has assembled all of Britton's published essays of film criticism and theory for this volume, spanning the late 1970s to the early 1990s. The essays are arranged by theme: Hollywood cinema, Hollywood movies, European cinema, and film and cultural theory. In all, twenty-eight essays consider such varied films as Hitchcock's Spellbound, Jaws, The Exorcist, and Mandingo and topics as diverse as formalism, camp, psychoanalysis, imperialism, and feminism. Included are such well-known and important pieces as "Blissing Out: The Politics of Reaganite Entertainment" and "Sideshows: Hollywood in Vietnam," among the most perceptive discussions of these two periods of Hollywood history yet published. In addition, Britton's critiques of the ideology of Screen and Wisconsin formalism display his uncommon grasp of theory even when arguing against prevailing critical trends. An introduction by influential film critic Robin Wood, who was also Britton's teacher and friend, begins this landmark collection. Students and teachers of film studies as well as general readers interested in film and American popular culture will enjoy Britton on Film.

Our Prince of Scribes

Our Prince of Scribes
Author: Nicole Seitz,Jonathan Haupt
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN: 082035449X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Prince of Scribes Book Excerpt:

Acclaimed writers, family, friends, and more pay homage to the celebrated Southern author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini. New York Times–bestselling writer Pat Conroy (1945–2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his fifty-year career. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on literary life in and well beyond the American South. Conroy’s fellowship drew from all walks of life. His relationships were complicated, and people and places he thought he’d left behind often circled back to him at crucial moments. The pantheon of contributors includes Rick Bragg, Kathleen Parker, Barbra Streisand, Janis Ian, Anthony Grooms, Mary Hood, Nikky Finney, Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, Ron Rash, Sandra Brown, and Mary Alice Monroe; Conroy biographers Katherine Clark and Catherine Seltzer; his longtime friends; Pat’s students Sallie Ann Robinson and Valerie Sayers; members of the Conroy family; and many more. Each author in this collection shares a slightly different view of Conroy. Through their voices, a multifaceted portrait of him comes to life and sheds new light on who he was. Loosely following Conroy’s own chronology, the essays herewith wind through his river of a story, stopping at important ports of call. Cities he called home and longed to visit, along with each book he birthed, become characters that are as equally important as the people he touched along the way.

I NEVER HAD TO DUCK

I NEVER HAD TO DUCK
Author: C.A. (Chuck) Peters
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-11-02
ISBN: 1462057780
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I NEVER HAD TO DUCK Book Excerpt:

In this engaging memoir, retired Pittsburgh public servant C.A. (Chuck) Peters tells the captivating story of his ardent, lifelong love of and "undistinguished" service in the United States Marine Corps. His affair started when he was a "Junior Marine" during World War Two in a little Ohio River town, continued through his commissioning as a second lieutenant in March of 1956 and discharge as a reserve captain in 1969. While attending Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, Peters endeavored to enlist in the Corps' Platoon Leaders Course only to be rejected for poor eyesight. A year later he tried again, and through a combination of chart memorization and lowered standards, he was accepted. After surviving the grueling twelve-week PLC selection process, Peters, in March 1956, reported to the Corps' six-month-long Basic School at Quantico, Virginia. Once there he muddled through and in October of 1956 joined the famed First Marine Division in California where he experienced peacetime active service with the Marines. He met his future wife and love of his life, Georgina Chamberlain, at Thiel College. They were wed in July of 1957, over the strenuous objections of both families, and remained happily married until her untimely death in December of 1999. I NEVER HAD TO DUCK reveals Peters' love of the Marine Corps through true stories of his adventures in the storied Corps. But he also weaves tales of friends and acquaintances who served as Marines who did have to duck.

Making the Minors

Making the Minors
Author: Marcus G. Polk
Publsiher: Hallard Press LLC
Total Pages: 242
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN: 1951188454
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Minors Book Excerpt:

It’s 1960 and sixteen-year-old Karny Wilson has run away from home, found his father and joined him working in a circus. He’s also shown his potential as a baseball pitcher and had a tryout with the Reds. While waiting to hear from the Reds, he saves the circus from the wrath of Simba, the Lioness Queen. Will he make the minors?

Sunsets Over Charleston

Sunsets Over Charleston
Author: W. Thomas McQueeney
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN: 1614237808
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunsets Over Charleston Book Excerpt:

Charleston is among the world's most cherished destinations, and its history is told and retold to the mass of travelers in search of the storied, classical southern ambiance touted in a bygone age. The people of Charleston have witnessed this awakening from within, and author W. Thomas McQueeney presents a glimpse of that shared experience through conversational interviews with some of the city's more notable inhabitants. Explore the area's recent past and present by reading about just some of this city's more interesting personalities who were born in or drawn to a place America has come to love. Each is testament to why the Holy City has become one of the most livable and enjoyable places to be.