Fulcanelli and the Alchemical Revival: The Man Behind the Mystery of the Ca…



Fulcanelli and the Alchemical Revival Sheds light on the identity of the alchemist Fulcanelli, who allegedly succeeded in creating the philosopher’s stone. This book looks at the esoteric milieu of Paris at the turn of the century, a time that witnessed a great revival of the alchemical tradition and investigates some of its salient personalities. Full description

The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson, Sr. and the Making of IBM



The first complete look at one of America’s legendary business leaders

This groundbreaking biography by Kevin Maney, acclaimed technology columnist for USA Today, offers fresh insight and new information on one of the twentieth century’s greatest business figures. Over the course of forty-two years, Thomas J. Watson took a failing business called The Computer-Tabulating-Recording Company and transformed it into IBM, the world’s first and most famous high-tech company. The Maverick and His…

Did You Like That? Fred Dibnah, In His Own Words



When Fred Dibnah debuted on television in 1979, British audiences immediately embraced a new cultural icon: a steeplejack from Bolton who fell in love with England’s decaying industrial landscape and an exhaustive storyteller whose charm and wit was matched only by his down-to-earth manner. The Producer of that first film, Don Haworth, would go on to make nineteen films about this unlikely celebrity and true British eccentric. Did You Like That? collects the best stories from these films:…

Shockaholic



Bad news …for anyone who thought Carrie Fisher had finally stopped talking about herself. This time, the electro-convulsive shock therapy she’s been undergoing is threatening to wipe out (what’s left of) her memory. But get ready for a shock of your own. Not only doesn’t she mind paying the second electric bill, she loves the high-voltage treatments. It’s been a roller coaster of a few years for Carrie since her Tony- and Emmy-nominated, one-woman Broadway show and New York Times…

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