Author: John Preston
Publisher: Cleis Press
Jamie wears his tightest jeans to the leather bar and makes sure the handsome, unsmiling top across the room gets a good view of his assets. But this is no ordinary leatherman, no weekend daddy: this is Mr. Aristotle Benson. Lucky Jamie is about to get an education and to begin his journey from a cute but forgettable clone to a compliant, hard-bodied slave, sensitive to his Master’s every glance and gesture.
A riveting medical memoir: actor/writer/director Robby Benson takes us on a candid journey from athletic soft spoken heartthrob on Broadway and film, to husband, father, professor and courageous survivor of 4 open heart surgeries. From One On One, Ice Castles, The Chosen and Disney's Beauty and The Beast to directing TVs Ellen and Friends, the funny and explicit narrative: with the author's beautiful photography, career and personal photos, and helpful medical links: is a must for fans and essential reading for heart patients and their loved ones, and anyone searching for what should be the template for medical care in America. (Standard Version) "When you read this funny and courageously blunt book, you will understand how to gain the vibrancy that Robby (and Karla) have. YES, the Cleveland Clinic Provides Many with Miracles but that is not the story. What a great read, and what an important story for YOU, too." Michael F. Roizen, M.D. New York Times #1 Bestselling Author and Chair of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic
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Author: Richard Benson
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
Richard Benson, former dean of the Yale School of Art and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow, has been a photographer for more than four decades, but until now his art often took a back seat to his prodigious achievements as a printer and a teacher. This volume presents one hundred photographs by Benson, highlighting the unique properties of his prints and exemplifying his fresh techniques for reproducing them for publication. From direct digital capture through inkjet output, his renowned technical wizardry has yielded unusually vibrant and beguiling colour prints that are at once ultra vivid and utterly natural, like our everyday visual experience. Their uncanny lushness and clarity give voice to Bensons generous, inquisitive eye. An essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at MoMA, surveys the work, and a text by Benson explains how it was made.
An expose of the bizarre beliefs of the Mormon Church, and former Mormon Cindy Benson's personal experiences with the church.
Author: George Benson, Alan Goldsher
The much-awaited story of celebrated singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist George Benson, with a foreword by Bill Cosby.
In Why the Grateful Dead Matter, veteran writer and lifelong Deadhead Michael Benson argues that the Grateful Dead are not simply a successful rock-and-roll band but a phenomenon central to American culture. He defends the proposition that the Grateful Dead are, in fact, a musical movement as transformative as any -ism in the artistic history of this century and the last. And a lot more fun than most. From the street festivals of Haight-Ashbury to the cross-country acid tests with the Merry Pranksters, and from the sound-and-light show at the Great Pyramid at Giza to the ecstatic outpouring of joy at Soldier Field in the summer of '15, the Grateful Dead have been at the center of American life, music, and karmic flow for fifty years. In Why the Grateful Dead Matter, Michael Benson brings it all back to life and makes a compelling case for the band's lasting cultural importance.
Fight for freedom
Author: Benson Bobrick
Author: E. F. Benson
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
A must read for any fan of Benson's hugely popular 'Mapp and Lucia' series. Here we find ourselves in the small village of Riseholme, where all the rich have to do is gossip and vie for the position of supreme hostess. This is classic E. F. Benson dealing with the petty concerns of petty people, using his natural wit and humour. This novel, originally published in 1912, is being republished here together with a new introductory biography of the author.
Angel in the Whirlwind
Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Angel in the Whirlwind is the epic tale of the American Revolution, from its roots among tax-weary colonists to the triumphant Declaration of Independence and eventual victory and liberty, recounted by Benson Bobrick, lauded by The New York Times as “perhaps the most interesting historian writing in America today.” Overwhelmed with debt following its victory in the French and Indian Wars, England began imposing harsh new tariffs and taxes on its colonists in the 1760s. Rebellion against these measures soon erupted into war. Bobrick thrillingly describes all the major battles, from Lexington and Concord to the dramatic siege of Yorktown, when the British flag was finally lowered before patriot guns. At the same time he weaves together social and political history along with the military history, bringing to life not only the charismatic leaders of the independence movement, but also their lesser-known compatriots, both patriot and loyalist, English and American, whose voices vividly convey the urgency of war. Illuminated by fresh insight, Angel in the Whirlwind is a dramatic narrative of our nation’s birth, in all its passion and glory.
Author: Michael Benson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, including the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created this cinematic masterpiece. Regarded as a masterpiece today, 2001: A Space Odyssey received mixed reviews on its 1968 release. Despite the success of Dr. Strangelove, director Stanley Kubrick wasn’t yet recognized as a great filmmaker, and 2001 was radically innovative, with little dialogue and no strong central character. Although some leading critics slammed the film as incomprehensible and self-indulgent, the public lined up to see it. 2001’s resounding commercial success launched the genre of big-budget science fiction spectaculars. Such directors as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and James Cameron have acknowledged its profound influence. Author Michael Benson explains how 2001 was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. Benson interviewed Clarke many times, and has also spoken at length with Kubrick’s widow, Christiane; with visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull; with Dan Richter, who played 2001’s leading man-ape; and many others. A colorful nonfiction narrative packed with memorable characters and remarkable incidents, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of this extraordinary work, tracking the film from Kubrick and Clarke’s first meeting in New York in 1964 through its UK production from 1965-1968, during which some of the most complex sets ever made were merged with visual effects so innovative that they scarcely seem dated today. A concluding chapter examines the film’s legacy as it grew into it current justifiably exalted status.