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Gina Misiroglu's Books

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Apr.01.2012
Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate A-to-Z compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their...
The Handy Answer Book for Kids (And Parents), 2nd Edition
Oct.01.2009
As a launching pad for inquisitive young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end, this collection addresses a critical part of being a kid: asking questions.  Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting...
American Countercultures
Nov.01.2008
Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements of the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This three-volume encyclopedia details the American counterculture from the establishment of the first Virginia colony in 1607 to the present day, focusing on the writings,...
The Supervillain Book: The Evil Side of Comics and Hollywood
Jul.01.2006
“I wish that The Supervillain Book could be required reading so that all the bizarre knowledge that fans like me have on the subject would be shared by everyone.” – Alex Ross, artist of Kingdom Come and Justice (DC Comics). What would a good guy be without the bad guy? Boring. Drawing from sources in comic books, film, live-action and animated television, newspaper strips, toys,...
The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes
Oct.04.2005
Calling All Superheroes The first encyclopedic reference work that profiles superheroes from all companies and in all media, The Superhero Book is the ultimate A-Z compendium. Its 300 full entries provide information on more than 1,000 mythic overachievers, covering the best-loved and historically significant comic book, movie, television, and novel superheroes. The Superhero Book...
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May.11.2005
The death of a loved one is a time of great strain and more than a little confusion. Yet there are matters that must be attended to precisely at this time when survivors are not in the best condition to make important decisions. This gentle and sensitive book deals with matters mundane and monumental and offers cogent advice on both. Concerns such as grief resolution are...
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Oct.01.2004
Calling All Superheroes The first encyclopedic reference work that profiles superheroes from all companies and in all media, The Superhero Book is the ultimate A-Z compendium. Its 300 full entries provide information on more than 1,000 mythic overachievers, covering the best-loved and historically significant comic book, movie, television, and novel superheroes. The Superhero...
The Handy President's Answer Book
Sep.01.2004
...a storehouse of information about all aspects of the presidents' lives. – Oklahoma City Oklahoman. Pledging to deliver captivating, timely reading and great breadth of information, The Handy Presidents Answer Book addresses more than 800 questions relating to the presidency. These range from why presidents refused to act against states’ rights to extraordinary powers taken by...
The Handy Politics Answer Book
Sep.01.2002
"This reference is a meaningful addition to the educational tools [for] students as well as general political observers and voters who want to better understand the issues of the day." -American Reference Books   In these politically charged times, interest in the political process is peaking. From the national election debacle in Florida to 9/11 to environmental conflict to...
Imagine: The Spirit of Twentieth-Century American Heroes
Oct.01.1999
During the twentieth century, Americans have gone to war, abolished child labor, given women the right to vote, and created civil rights legislation. They have wept from the sermons of Martin Luther King Jr., cheered the home runs of Jackie Robinson, and stood amazed as women like Betty Ford and Gloria Steinem gained milestones for women's rights. The human spirit soared as men...
Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song
Mar.12.1999
When women describe growing up, their memories of childhood and adolescence are a rich blend of joy, pain, and discovery. Girls Like Us celebrates these special coming-of-age moments-as expressed through the words of over 40 prominent women of this century. Based on both original and published story, memoir, poetry, and song, famous and not-so-famous women from all areas of life...
Space Jammin': Michael and Bugs Hit the Big Screen Foreword by Danny DeVito, Written by Charles Carney and Gina Misiroglu
Feb.25.1996
Witten by Charles Carney and Gina Misiroglu Foreword by Danny DeVito Photographs by Bruce W. Talamon Space Jammin' is the exclusive, insider's look at the production of Space Jam—the feature film debut of mega-stars Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny. It is a pictorial chronicle of the complicated merger of three distinct worlds: the thundering, sweat-and-muscle world or professional...
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Jun.02.1995
Amazon.com Review The Definitive Guide is known as the Bible of alternative medicine. You may very well want to use a dictionary stand for this hefty tome; it weighs in at more than 1,000 pages. Nearly 400 doctors (M.D.s, Ph.D.s, naturopaths, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, and osteopaths) contribute their cutting-edge knowledge, and the list of names is impressive...
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Feb.01.1994
From Booklist Part inspirational, part self-help, and part directory, this work contains sepia-and-white photographs, essays, poetry, interviews, quotations, and statistics. The compilers have experience in editing reference works: for example, Brennan edited the Women's Information Directory. The work is organized in 15 chapters, among them "Aging," "Arts...
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"The curious and the practical will find it informative". — Emerge A rich source for anyone interested in cultural history, this guide describes 300 cemeteries throughout the U.S. and Canada. Riveting stories recount the struggles of African Americans to maintain vestiges of their heritage through funeral rites and ownership of burial grounds.