OKGazette.com - Nonfiction http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-37-1-nonfiction.html <![CDATA[Pure Evel - The spirit of legendary daredevil Evel Knievel’s Oklahoma exploits live on in a new book.]]>

Evel Comes to Cooperville

Book release and motorcycle ride from Weldon Jack to Pops on Route 66

1-4:30 p.m. Saturday

Motorcycle ride starts at Weldon Jack

3621 N. Western Ave.

Ride ends at Pops

660 Oklahoma 66, Arcadia

Afterparty at Weldon Jack with book release, art show and more

6-10 p.m.

684-0028

donetodeathprojects.com

free

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<![CDATA[Midtown man - Bradley Wynn’s latest book explores the rich history of OKC’s first suburban district.]]> Bradley Wynn, a sheriff’s deputy by day and author by night, recently published his second book in a series about the history of Oklahoma City’s unique districts. After the success of his book about Film Row for Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, he wrote Oklahoma City’s Midtown. Both books lean heavily on a photo-based format with in-depth descriptions of each picture.]]> <![CDATA[Family ties - Mischief and mayhem, comedy and tragedy are explored in author Blake Bailey’s memoir. ]]>

The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

6:30 p.m. March 12

Full Circle Bookstore

1900 Northwest Expressway

blakebaileyonline.com

fullcirclebooks.com

842-2900

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<![CDATA[Ghosts, busted - A new book by an OCU professor challenges the supernatural through spooky skepticism.]]> Are those bumps in the night, creaky floors or demonic eyes staring through the windows random acts of coincidental nature, easily explained through logic and reason? Or could they be something more, something from, perhaps, beyond our realm of scientific knowledge?]]> <![CDATA[Fifties Ethnicities: The Ethnic Novel and Mass Culture at Midcentury - In her new nonfiction book, an Oklahoma City University professor examines the role of race — or lack thereof — in 1950s popular culture.]]>

As Oklahoma City University professor Tracy Floreani learned from her Italian father, whether or not he is considered Caucasian constantly is changing in our culture.

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<![CDATA[War wounds - Injuries run deep for war veterans and often include damage to the soul, says expert.]]> Helping veterans recover from moral injury after war will be the topic of an upcoming lecture series by Rita Nakashima Brock. The lecture series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Institute of Biblical Literacy, a nonsectarian group.]]> <![CDATA[What about Bob? - NBC News Correspondent Bob Dotson returns to Oklahoma to tell America’s story.]]> Bob Dotson
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900

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<![CDATA[What the Kreb? - A local author explores the history of Pittsburgh County in his first book.]]> Dave Cathey
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900
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<![CDATA[Musicals on the Silver Screen: A Guide to the Must-See Movie Musicals — Leonard Kniffel - ]]> For a crash course in Movie Musicals 101, tiptoe no further past Musicals on the Silver Screen. Leonard Kniffel’s paperback guide traipses through hundreds, from 1927’s The Jazz Singer to 2011’s The Artist. ]]> <![CDATA[Ghost writer - Author David A. Farris combines mystery and history in his latest book about the Sooner State’s spooky side.]]> David A. Farris 
7 p.m. Tuesday
Edmond Library
10 S. Boulevard, Edmond
metrolibrary.org
341-9282
free

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<![CDATA[The Best Film You've Never Seen: 35 Directors Champion the Forgotten or Critically Savaged Movies They Love — Robert K. Elder - And you will, too!]]> If nothing else, Robert K. Elder’s The Best Film You’ve Never Seen lays to rest the decades-burning question on the world’s mind: What is up with John Woo and those doves? ]]> <![CDATA[Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business — Curtis Harrington - But Harrington did!]]> Curtis Harrington’s autobiography is how I imagine the man to have been: soft-spoken, honest and intelligent. Those wondering, “Who’s Curtis Harrington?” should know that is part of the book’s point. Here was a talented filmmaker who never quite got his due, for reasons that had nothing to do with creativity and everything to do with commerce. Here was an artist who worked in a system that had no interest in art.]]> <![CDATA[Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream — Tom Folsom - ]]> When Tom Folsom terms his new nonfiction work, Hopper, as “a rebel biography,” he’s not kidding. Not only is his subject a rebel, but so is his approach. A you-are-there POV, fonts that interrupt the narrative — you’ve never read a celebrity bio quite like it, and that’s certainly befitting of its star.]]> <![CDATA['Whole' living - In a new book, Dr. Murali Krishna seeks to de-stigmatize mental health issues while empowering self for healthier living. ]]> Dr. R. Murali Krishna is the president of the Oklahoma State Board of Health, Integris Mental Health and the James L. Hall Jr. Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. ]]> <![CDATA[Remembering - Metro author Jim Ross reflects on his wartime experiences in a new memoir.]]> Jim Ross
2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble
13800 N. May
BN.COM
755-1155
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<![CDATA[Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide: Second Edition — Glenn Kay - A movie guide with brains. More brains.]]> Somehow, Glenn Kay’s Zombie Movies: The Ultimate Guide just got more ultimate. ]]> <![CDATA[The Man Who Created Halloween — Irwin Yablans - ]]> The Man Who Created Halloween is not director John Carpenter, but producer Irwin Yablans, who came up with the idea of the tormented babysitter story, inadvertently changing forever not only the face of horror, but the potential of independent film. ]]> <![CDATA[God and science - An SNU professor co-authors a new book exploring body and soul.]]> Full Circle Bookstore
3-5 p.m. Saturday
The Physical Nature of Christian Life
1900 Northwest Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900.
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<![CDATA[Brace for 'Impact' - A retired teacher compiles Oklahoma’s black history.]]> Inspired by a dearth of black history education in the Sooner State, Rochelle Stephney-Roberson wrote her first book, Impact: Blacks in Oklahoma History. Published last fall, the textbook has been approved by the state Department of Education for use in state high schools.]]> <![CDATA[The Lowbrow Reader Reader - Deals a royal flush of smart humor.]]> Zines were the blogs of their day, but you could read them in the bathroom. In the early 1990s, I was heavily plugged into the zine culture, sending stamps and dollar bills away in exchange for these indie pubs. Soon, during a short period of boredom and unemployment, I started one of my own.
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