Thomas Caplan “The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen”

January 18th, 2012

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A former covert operative turned movie star returns to the life of espionage once again — and with a huge, world-saving mission — in Thomas Caplan‘s thriller “The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen.”

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Ty Hunter is a strong, handsome, charismatic star. But the task before him is a lot tougher than acting. There are some stolen nuclear warheads, which are about to be acquired by some very, very bad people. Hunter must stop them.

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Tommy Caplan is a lifelong thriller reader, as is his college roommate, and the man who contributed the introduction to this novel, former President Bill Clinton. And while readers and reviewers instantly see parallels with Ian Fleming and Robert Ludlum, Caplan says there was another source of inspiration for him.

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James Curtis “Spencer Tracy: A Biography”

December 16th, 2011

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Decades after his death, Spencer Tracy remains one of the most towering figures in American movie history. Clark Gable once quipped that “there’s nobody in this business who can touch him.”

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Now veteran biographer James Curtis goes deeper and wider than anyone before him in telling the story of the Catholic boy from Milwaukee who became an American film icon.

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Drawing heavily upon the unique access Tracy’s daughter gave him to her dad’s personal papers and journals, Curtis reconstructs the life of the man who always made it look so easy. Curtis calls his book “Spencer Tracy: A Biography.”

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Maureen McCormick “Here’s the Story”

September 28th, 2009

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She may forever be Marcia Brady. But actress Maureen McCormick explains in her book “Here’s the Story” how she sometimes struggled to keep up with Marcia’s model of perfection. Yes, there is drug abuse. Yes, there is risky sex. Yes, there is depression, struggle, and ultimately redemption. And now Maureen McCormick is – gasp! – a middle-aged woman with a remarkable story.

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Christopher Plummer “In Spite of Myself”

November 30th, 2008

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For six decades Christopher Plummer has entertained audiences, on the stage and on the screen, playing roles from King Henry II and Julius Caesar to Baron Georg Von Trapp and Klingon General Chang.

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Plummer’s first love is the theater, and he takes us on a grand tour in his memoir “In Spite of Myself,” spilling out anecdotes about his many co-stars, lovers, friends and nemeses. Publishers Weekly calls it “a sparkling star turn from a born raconteur for whom all the world is indeed a stage.”

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Kathleen Turner “Send Yourself Roses”

June 8th, 2008

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Actress Kathleen Turner has had a long and storied career, and along the way has sharpened her views on life, love, and leading men. Her memoir, “Send Yourself Roses,” talks candidly about her teen years, the actors she’s worked with, and her struggles with rheumatoid arthritis.

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When I had the chance to talk with her recently, it was just a brief chat — much too brief for me — but when you get three minutes with Kathleen Turner, you don’t turn down three minutes with Kathleen Turner!

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