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History of the American Cinema by Charles Musser
History of the American Cinema: The Emergence of the Cinema: The American Screen to 1907
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recommended for: Film Historians, American Historians, Silent Era Fans
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This first book in the “History of the American Cinema” series covers the first years of invention, attractions, and the development of industry. It is extremely in depth, using over 400 pages to discuss just over twelve years (1895-1907), with about ...more
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RuneLore by Edred Thorsson
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recommended for: Odinists, Heathens, Chaos Magicians
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Edred Thorsson has an interesting goal with this book (as with much of his writing): to raise the intellectual level of discussion within a neopagan religious community, while still maintaining the level of faith required to practice within that comm ...more
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)
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recommended to Michael by: Martha Grutchfield
recommended for: Children, fantasy fans, Lewis fans
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This was the first book in the Narnia series, although evidently “The Magician’s Nephew” was written later as a pre-quel, so the order is somewhat confused. When I was a kid, I understood it to be the first, and that’s good enough for me. I loved the ...more
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“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
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