Books on Entertainment (3/23/21)

Today we are spotlighting books on entertainment with a history of an Oscar-winning film, the riveting story of the postwar American spirit in Major League Baseball, and a history of 1980s rock from musicians and industry insiders.

SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel

4 starred reviews!

Midnight Cowboy is an acknowledged classic of American cinema, and Frankel provides us with the context we need to fully appreciate the film as a vivid snapshot of a specific time and place in American history.”–Booklist, starred review

“A rare cinema book that is as mesmerizing as its subject.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This enthralling account of a boundary-breaking film is catnip for film buffs.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An in-depth, exquisite biography of a legendary film, and a must-read for cinephiles.”–Library Journal, starred review

OUR TEAM: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin

“Sportswriter Epplin debuts with an inspirational account of the rise of the newly racially integrated 1940s Cleveland Indians, focusing on four remarkable men—players Larry Doby, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige, and team owner Bill Veeck…This sharp and well-documented history will be a hit with baseball lovers and general interest readers alike.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

NÖTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock

“Beaujour and Bienstock compile quotes from all the big names of stateside hair metal, weaving the oral history into a comprehensive document of the rise and fall of the scene.”–Booklist, starred review

SHOOTING MIDNIGHT COWBOY: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic by Glenn Frankel; 9780374209018; available now.
OUR TEAM: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin; 9781250313799; available 3/30/21.
NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock; 9781250195753; available now.

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