The Fifty Year Mission The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek The First 25 Years

The Fifty Year Mission  The Complete  Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek  The First 25 Years
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466872851
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Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

The Fifty Year Mission Volume One

The Fifty Year Mission  Volume One
Author: Mark A. Altman,Edward Gross
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781863958554
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Release: 2016-06-27
Editor: Nero
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Truth Is Stranger Than Science Fiction The incredible, definitive true story of the making of fifty years of Star Trek … in the words of those who made it! This is the remarkable unauthorized, uncensored, and unbelievable definitive true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek but never a volume with the unprecedented access, insight, and candor of authors Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman. Having covered the franchise for more than three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic that serves as the final word on this unique pop-culture phenomena. The Fifty-Year Mission includes the voices of hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, directors, creators, and cast members who were all part of Star Trek’s first twenty-five years. And this isn’t just a book for Star Trek fans. This is a volume that will engage fans of television, movies, and pop culture who are interested in the nuts and bolts, the trials and the tribulations of making an enduring television classic.

The Fifty Year Mission The Next 25 Years From The Next Generation to J J Abrams

The Fifty Year Mission  The Next 25 Years  From The Next Generation to J  J  Abrams
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781250089472
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the true story behind the making of a television legend. There have been many books written about Star Trek, but never with the unprecedented access, insight and candor of authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross. Having covered the franchise for over three decades, they’ve assembled the ultimate guide to a television classic. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two is an incisive, no-holds-barred oral history telling the story of post-Original Series Star Trek, told exclusively by the people who were there, in their own words—sharing the inside scoop they’ve never told before—unveiling the oftentimes shocking true story of the history of Star Trek and chronicling the trials, tribulations—and tribbles—that have remained deeply buried secrets... until now. The Fifty-Year Mission: Volume Two includes the voices of hundreds television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators, and cast, who span from the beloved The Next Generation and subsequent films through its spin-offs: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, as well J.J. Abrams’ reimagined film series.

The Fifty Year Mission The Next 25 Years From The Next Generation to J J Abrams

The Fifty Year Mission  The Next 25 Years  From The Next Generation to J  J  Abrams
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9781250089465
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Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Volume two of a fifty-year oral history of Star Trek by the people who were there sharing never-before-told stories.

The Fifty year Mission

The Fifty year Mission
Author: Edward A. Gross,Mark A. Altman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1925435148
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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So Say We All The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica

So Say We All  The Complete  Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781250128959
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross, the bestselling authors of the definitive two-volume Star Trek oral history, The Fifty-Year Mission, comes the complete, uncensored, unauthorized oral history of Battlestar Galactica in So Say We All. Four decades after its groundbreaking debut, Battlestar Galactica—both the 1978 original and its 2004 reimagining have captured the hearts of two generations of fans. What began as a three-hour made for TV movie inspired by the blockbuster success of Star Wars followed by a single season of legendary episodes, was transformed into one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved series in television history. And gathered exclusively in this volume are the incredible untold stories of both shows—as well as the much-maligned Galactica 1980. For the first time ever, you will learn the unbelievable true story of forty years of Battlestar Galactica as told by the teams that created a television legend in the words of over a hundred cast, creators, crew, critics and executives who were there and brought it all to life. So Say We All! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Nobody Does it Better

Nobody Does it Better
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781250300966
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Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Forge Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ultimate oral history of the only gentleman secret agent with a license to kill... and thrill...telling the incredible, uncensored true stories of the James Bond franchise and spy mania. For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favorite (and least) favorite 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films. From Russia--with love, course--to Vegas, from below the bright blue waters of the Bahamas in search of a missing nuclear weapon to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, from below the seas in Stromberg’s new Noah's Ark of Atlantis into orbit with Hugo Drax, Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond tells the amazing, true story of the birth of James Bond through the latest remarkable James Bond adventures as well as the Spy mania classics that enthralled the world. It’s Bond and Beyond from the critically acclaimed authors of the bestselling The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tailspin

Tailspin
Author: Steven Brill
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780525432012
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An "account of the origins of the deeply divided status quo and the people fighting for a more equal, less myopic America"--

Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Author: Lynn Vincent,Sara Vladic
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781501135958
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Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA TODAY * “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor * “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “A MUST-READ.” —Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the Philippine Sea when she is sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, nearly nine hundred men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the first time Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own in “a wonderful book…that features grievous mistakes, extraordinary courage, unimaginable horror, and a cover-up…as complete an account of this tragic tale as we are likely to have” (The Christian Science Monitor). It begins in 1932, when Indianapolis is christened and continues through World War II, when the ship embarks on her final world-changing mission: delivering the core of the atomic bomb to the Pacific for the strike on Hiroshima. “Simply outstanding…Indianapolis is a must-read…a tour de force of true human drama” (Booklist, starred review) that goes beyond the men’s rescue to chronicle the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. “Enthralling…A gripping study of the greatest sea disaster in the history of the US Navy and its aftermath” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Indianapolis stands as both groundbreaking naval history and spellbinding narrative—and brings the ship and her heroic crew back to full, vivid, unforgettable life. “Vincent and Vladic have delivered an account that stands out through its crisp writing and superb research…Indianapolis is sure to hold its own for a long time” (USA TODAY).

Leonard

Leonard
Author: William Shatner,David Fisher
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250083326
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Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

The Fifty Year Rebellion

The Fifty Year Rebellion
Author: Scott Kurashige
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780520294912
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Release: 2017-07-04
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"On July 23, 1967, the eyes of the nation fixed on Detroit as thousands took to the streets to vent their frustrations with white racism, police brutality, and vanishing job prospects in the place that gave rise to the American Dream. For mainstream observers, the "riot" brought about the ruin of a once-great city, and then in 2013, the city's municipal bankruptcy served as a bailout that paved the way for Detroit to finally be rebuilt. Challenging this prevailing view, Scott Kurashige portrays the past half-century as a long "rebellion" the underlying tensions of which continue to haunt the city and the U.S. nation-state. Michigan's scandal-ridden emergency-management regime represents the most concerted effort to quell this rebellion by disenfranchising the majority black citizenry and neutralizing the power of unions. The corporate architects of Detroit's restructuring have championed the creation of a "business-friendly" city where billionaire developers are subsidized to privatize and gentrify downtown while working-class residents are squeezed out by rampant housing evictions, school closures, water shutoffs, toxic pollution, and militarized policing. From the grassroots, however, Detroit has emerged as an international model for survival, resistance, and solidarity through the creation of urban farms, freedom schools, and self-governing communities. A quintessential American story of tragedy and hope, The Fifty-Year Rebellion forces us to look in the mirror and ask, Are we succumbing to authoritarian plutocracy, or can we create a new society rooted in social justice and participatory democracy?"--Provided by publisher.

The Martian Chronicles

The Martian Chronicles
Author: Ray Bradbury
Pages: 241
ISBN: 9781451678192
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Release: 2012-04-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Star Trek where No One Has Gone Before

Star Trek  where No One Has Gone Before
Author: J. M. Dillard,Susan Sackett
Pages: 231
ISBN: 0671002066
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Release: 1996
Editor: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ultimate Star Trek visual history, complete with personal accounts, anecdotes, and full-color photos, this entertaining, informative book provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the world of Star Trek, and includes essays by the late master of science fiction, Isaac Asimov.

To The Stars

To The Stars
Author: George Takei
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780743434201
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise™ and captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek®—the unprecedented television and feature film phenomenon. From the program’s birth in the changing world of the 1960s and death at the hands of the network to its rebirth in the hearts and minds of loyal fans, the Star Trek story has blazed its own path into our recent cultural history, leading to a series of blockbuster feature films and three new versions of Star Trek for television. The Star Trek story is one of boundless hope and crushing disappointment, wrenching rivalries and incredible achievements. It is also the story of how, after nearly thirty years, the cast of characters from a unique but poorly rated television show have come to be known to millions of Americans and people around the world as family. For George Takei, the Star Trek adventure is intertwined with his personal odyssey through adversity in which four-year-old George and his family were forced by the United States government into internment camps during World War II. Star Trek means much more to George Takei than an extraordinary career that has spanned thirty years. For an American whose ideals faced such a severe test, Star Trek represents a shining embodiment of the American Dream—the promise of an optimistic future in which people from all over the world contribute to a common destiny.

The Moment of Lift

The Moment of Lift
Author: Melinda Gates
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781250313560
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Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama “The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” — Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” — Malala Yousafzai "Melinda Gates's book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms." — Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book—to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.” Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention—from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world—and ourselves. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

Gene Roddenberry

Gene Roddenberry
Author: Joel Engel
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0863698794
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Release: 1995
Editor: Virgin Books Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Star Trek phenomenon has grown since its creation by Gene Roddenberry, into several successful television series, numerous feature films, and a multi-million dollar merchandizing industry, including over 100 novels. This biography of Roddenberry exposes him as a contradictory and obsessive personality.

Outlander

Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780385674676
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Release: 2010-12-22
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Construction Site Mission Demolition

Construction Site Mission  Demolition
Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781797203102
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Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The newest adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series! In Construction Site Mission: Demolition!, the construction team we all know and love has an exciting job to do—smashing, crushing, sorting, hauling. Ultimately, this picture book is about working together, breaking things down, and cleaning it all up at the end of the day. • Filled with playful rhyming text and vibrant illustrations to inspire cleanup • Features the same beloved trucks and construction site from the original book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site • Teaches teamwork, perseverance, and how to overcome obstacles—and have fun! Demolition is tough work, but these powerful vehicles are up to the task—and once the job is done, there will be a freshly cleared and tidy construction site ready for building something new. This satisfying story is from the bestselling team behind Construction Site on Christmas Night and Three Cheers for Kid McGear. • More than 3.5 million copies sold in the series • Perfect for kids who love construction and all the machines that come with it • Resonates year-round as a go-to read for children ages 3 to 5 • You'll love this book if you love books like Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres, Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard, and The Goodnight Train by June Sobel.

The Hundred Year Marathon

The Hundred Year Marathon
Author: Michael Pillsbury
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781627790116
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Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the U.S. government's leading China experts reveals the hidden strategy fueling that country's rise – and how Americans have been seduced into helping China overtake us as the world's leading superpower. For more than forty years, the United States has played an indispensable role helping the Chinese government build a booming economy, develop its scientific and military capabilities, and take its place on the world stage, in the belief that China's rise will bring us cooperation, diplomacy, and free trade. But what if the "China Dream" is to replace us, just as America replaced the British Empire, without firing a shot? Based on interviews with Chinese defectors and newly declassified, previously undisclosed national security documents, The Hundred-Year Marathon reveals China's secret strategy to supplant the United States as the world's dominant power, and to do so by 2049, the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. Michael Pillsbury, a fluent Mandarin speaker who has served in senior national security positions in the U.S. government since the days of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, draws on his decades of contact with the "hawks" in China's military and intelligence agencies and translates their documents, speeches, and books to show how the teachings of traditional Chinese statecraft underpin their actions. He offers an inside look at how the Chinese really view America and its leaders – as barbarians who will be the architects of their own demise. Pillsbury also explains how the U.S. government has helped – sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately – to make this "China Dream" come true, and he calls for the United States to implement a new, more competitive strategy toward China as it really is, and not as we might wish it to be. The Hundred-Year Marathon is a wake-up call as we face the greatest national security challenge of the twenty-first century.

Defining M tis

Defining M  tis
Author: Timothy P. Foran
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780887555114
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Release: 2017-05-10
Editor: Univ. of Manitoba Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Defining Métis" examines categories used in the latter half of the nineteenth century by Catholic missionaries to describe Indigenous people in what is now northwestern Saskatchewan. It argues that the construction and evolution of these categories reflected missionaries’changing interests and agendas. "Defining Métis" sheds light on the earliest phases of Catholic missionary work among Indigenous peoples in western and northern Canada. It examines various interrelated aspects of this work, including the beginnings of residential schooling, transportation and communications, and relations between the Church, the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the federal government. While focusing on the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and their central mission at Île-à-la-Crosse, this study illuminates broad processes that informed Catholic missionary perceptions and impelled their evolution over a fifty-three-year period. In particular, this study illuminates processes that shaped Oblate conceptions of sauvage and métis. It does this through a qualitative analysis of documents that were produced within the Oblates’ institutional apparatus – official correspondence, mission journals, registers, and published reports. Foran challenges the orthodox notion that Oblate commentators simply discovered and described a singular, empirically existing, and readily identifiable Métis population. Rather, he contends that Oblates played an important role in the conceptual production of les métis.