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Retro Hell

Life in the '70s and '80s, from Afros to Zotz

Author: The Editor of Ben Is Dead Magazine,Darby Romeo

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316102827

Category: Humor

Page: 276

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An alphabetical encyclopedia of 1970s and 1980s pop culture is at once a send up and celebration of the icons of the times, offering nearly one thousand entries that range from eight-tracks and Farrah Fawcett to Valley Girls and break dancing. Original.

Ports of Hell

Author: Johnny Strike

Publisher: Critical Vision

ISBN: 9781900486330

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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Ports of Hell tells the story of Jamie Coats, a young man who falls in with Elias, who claims to be from Lemuira. On Elias's instructions, Coates travels to Thailand and Mexico, and later Hawaii and Sri Lanka, acquiring brutal enemies and becoming caught in a struggle that threatens his sanity and life. Conspiracy themes and the picaresque are in play throughout in this novel from the founding member of the seminal US punk band Crime. 'This is what marks the artist, he has been there and brought it back' - William S. Burroughs

Assignment to Hell

The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A. J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle

Author: Timothy M. Gay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451417151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 507

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Describes the lives and dangers faced by five war correspondents who reported from the line of fire during World War II to provide content for the newspapers and magazines back home. 40,000 first printing.

Hell on Wheels

Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad

Author: Dick Kreck,David Halass

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555919529

Category: Transportation

Page: 280

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Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

To the End of Hell

One Woman's Struggle to Survive Cambodia's Khmer Rouge

Author: Denise Affonço,David Chandler,Jon Swain

Publisher: Reportage Press

ISBN: 0955572959

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 165

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"In one of the most powerful memoirs of persecution ever written, Denise Affonco recounts how her comfortable life in Phnom Penh was torn apart when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia in April 1975. As a French citizen, Denise Affonco was offered a choice: she could either flee to France with her children or they could all stay together in Cambodia with her husband, Seng, who did not have a French passport. Seng was Chinese and a convinced communist; he believed that the Khmer Rouge would bring an end to five years of civil war. Denise decided the family should stay together. But the Khmer Rouge did not bring peace: Denise and her family, along with millions of their fellow citizens, were deported to a living hell in the countryside where, for almost four years, they endured hard labour, famine, sickness and death." "What gives this book its freshness is that much of it was written in the months after Denise Affonco's liberation in 1979. Shortly afterwards, Denise left for France to rebuild her life with her surviving son and the carbon copy manuscript was all but forgotten. It was only when, some 25 years later, she met a European academic who told her that the Khmer Rouge did "nothing but good" for Cambodia that she realised it was time to end her silence."--BOOK JACKET.

Paperbacks from Hell

The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction

Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594749825

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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An affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970s and ’80s Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of two iconic decades . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. Complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles, this unforgettable volume dishes on familiar authors like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, plus many more who’ve faded into obscurity. Also included are recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

Fortune's Secrets

Author: Emily K. Reuter

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936780690

Category: Fiction

Page: 724

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Music might soothe the savage beast, but can it save Yelena's life? Weaving her way through the glamorous world of upper-crust Manhattan society, Yelena Vega seems to have everything any young socialite could wish for. Internationally acclaimed as a prodigy musician, she is surrounded by adoring fans and a doting family of overprotective males. But all fairy tales have secrets and horrors behind their picture-perfect facade. When the family secrets turn too dangerous, former gun-for-hire Daniel Cruz is brought in as Yelena's bodyguard. The professional relationship spans more than a decade, and Daniel eventually becomes much more to Yelena than just hired muscle. Can he withstand the painful secrets from his own past and protect both her life and her heart? Surrounded by the pressure-filled world of musical fame as the inheritress of the richest family in America, Yelena gradually finds that there are horrifying secrets even she does not know. As her tale unravels, she finds that organized crime, murder, kidnapping, and sexual abuse may be just some of the secrets casting shadows on Yelena's otherwise-charmed life. Can she survive these threats and the other truths revealed in "Fortune's Secrets"? Author Emily K. Reuter blends equal parts romance and suspense in this crime drama as she launches Yelena into a demanding world caught up in the opulence, intrigue, and flash of today's celebrity society. Can this tale end in happily ever after? "Fortune's Secrets" is the first in a series from The Vega Family Saga. Sensual, stark and charged with grisly dark secrets, a devoted hero and a courageous yet delicate heroine!

Three Comedies for the Screen

Author: Pat Mulligan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434363791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Yeshua or Yahshua is the Hebrew form of the name JESUS. Yeshua means the LORD's salvation the perfect name for the Savior. Yeshua took our hard yoke of sin on Himself and He placed a soft yoke of devotion on us. He said, "Take my yoke upon you ... and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy." Real peace is linked to a yoke. To discover the secret of this paradox, one has to study Yeshua's life. He has relieved millions of their burdens and inspired them with new energy. The Yoke of Yeshua harmonizes the four gospels into one story. It shows how events followed each other and then it explains their meaning in context.

Chance in Hell

Author: Gilbert Hernandez

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560978333

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

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Chance in Hell tells the story about a little orphan girl who lives in the slum of slums. Nobody knows who she is or where she's from, but her fellow shantytown inhabitants collectively look over her. The three-act story follows our heroine as she is adopted by a decent man who raises her well, and she eventually marries a kind, well-to-do man, only to discover that she can't relate to the good life and the comforts it provides. This is the first in a series of standalone stories depicting the fictional filmography of Gilbert's Love and Rockets character, the B-movie actress Fritz.

You Never Ate Lunch in This Town to Begin With...

An Outsider's Inside Look at the Outside of Hollywood

Author: Nicholas Kolya

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469747855

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 250

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Hollywood isn't all about the A-listinternationally famous actors and directors, highly paid writers, powerful producers. No, it's also about the failures, the inhabitants of the periphery, the bottom layers of the entertainment pyramid. That's the role Nicholas Kolya reluctantly played for the last decade. Follow his struggle at the margins of the entertainment industry, a nether region inhabited by washed-up game show hosts and once-perky child stars, professional monkey writers and drug-addicted talent agents. From the crummy sets of direct-to-video puppet movies to pitch meetings at major studios, laugh at his failures as he reaches, and reaches, and reaches, for that elusive golden ringHollywood success.

Iron Man

My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath

Author: Tony Iommi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471112438

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The name 'Tony Iommi' sends shivers down the spines of guitarists around the world. As lead guitarist and songwriter of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the past four decades and the inventor of heavy metal. From working class, Midlands roots, his unique playing style - a result of a disfiguring hand injury he suffered working in a sheet metal factory - created a dark and gothic sound unlike anything that had been heard before and which captured the mood of its time. Sabbath went on to become a superband, playing to massive audiences around the world and selling millions of records, and Iommi led the life of a rockstar to the fullest - with the scars from all the drug-fuelled nights of excess and wildness to show for it. Iron Manis the exclusive account of the life and adventures of one of rock's greatest heroes.

I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp

An Autobiography

Author: Richard Hell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062190857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll... From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place of limitless possibilities. He arrived penniless with the idea of becoming a poet; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era. Hell was significantly responsible for creating CBGB as punk ground zero; his Voidoids toured notoriously with the Clash, and Malcolm McLaren would credit Hell as inspiration for the Sex Pistols. There were kinetic nights in New York's club demi-monde, descent into drug addiction, and an ever-present yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. "We lived in the suburbs in America in the fifties," Hell writes. "My roots are shallow. I'm a little jealous of people with strong ethnic and cultural roots. Lucky Martin Scorsese or Art Spiegelman or Dave Chappelle. I came from Hopalong Cassidy and Bugs Bunny and first grade at ordinary Maxwell Elementary." How this legendary downtown artist went from a prosaic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York's and London's restless youth cultures—and spawn the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debbie Harry—is just part of the fascinating story Hell tells. With stunning powers of observation, he delves into the details of both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, clarity, and piercing intelligence that classic journey: the life of one who comes from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion.

Sliding Into Hell

Author: John Berry

Publisher: Football World

ISBN: 9780955117602


Page: 256

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A young star speedway rider hovers between life and death. Taking us into the worlds of high finance, dark revenge and intriguing twists, set against a speedway background, this book is about the paradox of life. At the end of the day, you win some and you lose some. Life is like that.

I Love It When You Talk Retro

Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312340056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Shares etymologies of common colloquialisms and cultural references less familiar to today's coming-of-age generation, in a volume that reveals the meanings and origins of such retro expressions as "stuck in a groove," "catch-22," and "Where's the beef?"

Hell Hath No Fury

Women's Letters from the End of the Affair

Author: Anna Holmes

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034546544X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 410

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Collects inspirational, historical, and humorous letters from women written to men at the end of a relationship, including those of Agnes Von Kurowsky to Ernest Hemingway, Rebecca West to H. G. Wells, and Monica Lewinsky to Bill Clinton. Reprint.

Hell to Pay

The Unfolding Story of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Author: Barbara Olson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621571181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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In Accomplice , Olson separates fact from fiction and shows us Hilllary's often disturbing complicity in her husband's affairs.

Gatehouse to Hell

Author: Felix Opatowski

Publisher: Azrieli Foundation

ISBN: 189747072X

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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At fifteen, Felix Opatowski begins smuggling goods out of the Lodz ghetto in exchange for food. In 1943 he is deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he is recruited as a runner for the Polish Underground and implicated in the plot to blow up the crematoria.

The Tenth Circle

Author: Jodi Picoult

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416538291

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 400

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Jodi Picoult, the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Vanishing Acts," offers her most powerful chronicle yet of an American family with a story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child--and the dangerous repercussions of trying to play the hero.

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