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Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

Author : Alan Burton
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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television. The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.

Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming s World of Intelligence

Author : Nigel West
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The Historical Dictionary of Ian Fleming's World of Intelligence: Fact and Fiction includes hundreds of dictionary entries on actual cases of espionage, real-life spies, MI5, SIS, CIA, and KGB, as well as on the short stories and novels that define one of the most extraordinary fictional characters of all time.

Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema

Author : Alberto Mira
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Historical Dictionary of Spanish Cinema covers Spanish cinema, its treasures its constant attempts to break through internationally, reaching out towards universal themes and conventions, and the specific obstacles and opportunities that have shaped the careers of filmmakers and stars. This book contains a chronology, an introduction, an appendix and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on titles, movements, filmmakers and performers, and genres (such as homosexuality, nuevo cine español or horror). This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Spanish cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Author : Lisa Odham Stokes
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Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Jazz

Author : John S. Davis
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Jazz is a music born in the United States and formed by a combination of influences. In its infancy, jazz was a melting pot of military brass bands, work songs and field hollers of the United States slaves during the 19th century, European harmonies and forms, and the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean. Later, the blues and the influence of Spanish and French Creoles with European classical training nudged jazz further along in its development. As it moved through the swing era of the 1930s, bebop of the 1940s, and cool jazz of the 1950s, jazz continued to serve as a reflection of societal changes. During the turbulent 1960s, freedom and unrest were expressed through Free Jazz and the Avant Garde. Popular and world music have been incorporated and continue to expand the impact and reach of jazz. Today, jazz is truly an international art form. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Jazz contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,500 cross-referenced entries on musicians, styles of jazz, instruments, recording labels, bands and bandleaders, and more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Jazz.

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Author : Gino Moliterno
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major movements, directors, actors, actresses, film genres, producers, industry organizations and key films.

Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

Author : Terri Ginsberg
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"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on individual films, filmmakers, actors, significant historical figures, events, and concepts, and the countries themselves"--

Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence

Author : Nigel West
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The Historical Dictionary of British Intelligence offers insight into the history and operations of British Intelligence through its more than 1,800 entries on a vast and varied cast of characters (spies and their handles, moles and defectors, political leaders, and top brass), techniques and jargon, offices and organizations, agencies, operations (including double-agent and deception campaigns), and events. This historical dictionary, featuring thirty-nine photographs, an extensive chronology, and a comprehensive bibliography, contains the most up-to-date declassified material but is written in an easy-to-read style, perfect for professional and general readers alike.

Historical Dictionary of World War II Intelligence

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In the years immediately following World War II, information was disclosed about what has been termed the "shadow war" between hitherto secret agencies. In Germany it was the Abwehr and the Sicherheitsdienst; in Britain it was MIS, the Secret Intelligence Service, and Special Operations Executive; in the United States it was the Office of Strategic Services and the Special Intelligence Service of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; in Japan it was the Kempeitai; and in Italy it was the Servicio di Informazione Militare. Sixty years after World War II, information is still being released about the covert activities that took place. Many countries, even those that were ostensibly neutral, had secret agencies and stealthy operations. Changes in American, British, and Soviet official attitudes to declassification in the 1980s allowed thousands of classified documents to be made available for public examination, and the result was extensive revision of the histories of the conflict, which had previously excluded references to clandestine intelligence sources. Historical Dictionary of World War II Intelliqence tells the emerging history of intelligence during the war through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on secret agencies, operations, and events. The world of double agents, spies, and moles during World War II is explained in this comprehensive reference.

Historical Dictionary of British Radio

Author : Sean Street
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Founded in 1922, the British Broadcasting Corporation is probably the most well-known national radio corporation in the world, but the BBC is just part of the British radio picture. There are "pirate" radio stations, community radio, commercial radio, and more recently, experimentation and development in the digital arena. All aspects of the 85 years of UK radio, from issues of regulation to the role played by commercial operators prior to World War II, are covered in this new book by Seán Street. The Historical Dictionary of British Radio relates the history of this medium through a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on the BBC and other companies, many of the specific stations, the more memorable programs and those who wrote for or appeared on them, and the administrative and technical aspects. This quick reference tool's structure and ease of navigation will have scholars, students, radio industry professionals, journalists, and critics turning to it again and again.

Historical Dictionary of Australia

Author : J. C. Docherty
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Includes entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets.

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Historical Dictionary of Tanzania

Author : Thomas P. Ofcansky
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A reference on the east African country created by the 1964 merging of newly independent Tanganyika and neighboring Zanzibar, and on the land and people of the area since prehistoric times. The entries include important people, events, political parties, languages, society, economics, and culture. Also includes a chronology through 1995, maps, and an extensive classified bibliography. Well cross-referenced. No index. Updated from the 1978 edition. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Historical Dictionary of Russia

Author : Boris Raymond
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Includes entries for events, people, and institutions related to politics, culture, society, and the economy

Genreflecting

Author : Diana Tixier Herald
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Examines the genres of literature, and gives lists of authors, titles, and series characters

American Book Publishing Record

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook

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Guide to Reference Books

Author : Eugene P. (Eugene Paul) Sheehy
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Presents an annotated bibliography of general and subject reference books covering the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, history, science, technology, and medicine.

Historical Dictionary of Ireland

Author : Colin Thomas
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Provides a succinct yet comprehensive introduction to Ireland and its history from earliest times to the present day.

Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian Liberation Movement

Author : JoAnne Myers
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Over the years, much has been written on homosexuality and the Gay Liberation Movement, but much of the focus has been on male homosexuals. The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian Liberation Movement, focuses on the youngest of the liberation movements, the lesbian movement, covering its successes, problems, and controversies, and its future directions. General readers and researchers will find this to be a useful guide.