Hansen Publishing Group: New and forthcoming books
An American Diplomat in Franco Spain
by Michael Aaron Rockland,
paperback, 178 pages, $15.00
An American Diplomat in Franco Spain An American Diplomat in Franco Spain is filled with Michael Aaron Rockland’s experiences as a cultural attaché at the United States embassy in Madrid, Spain in the 1960s. He shares how he avoided shaking Franco’s hand, how he spent a day with Martin Luther King in Madrid, how his son was selected to be in the movie Dr. Zhivago, how he came to know several Kennedys, including Senator Edward Kennedy, Pat Lawford Kennedy, and Jackie Kennedy, and how the U.S. accidentally dropped four unarmed hydrogen bombs on Spain.
Shakespeare, Shamans and Show Biz: An Impolite Guide to Theater History
Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz: The Impolite Guide to Theater History by David Kaplan begins releasing in September 2012. Currently being released digitally only and chapter by chapter through online retailers Amazon.com, Apple iTunes, and BarnesandNoble.com. Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz: The Impolite Guide to Theater History will ultimately consist of twenty-four chapters. For more information and links to the invidual chapters please visit the Shakespeare, Shamans, and Show Biz: The Impolite Guide to Theater History page for more information.
Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies
by John DiLeo
paperback, 312 pages, $24.95
Screen Savers II: My Grab Bag of Classic Movies picks up where John DiLeo’s Screen Savers left off. It contains extensive essays about ten movie classics along with photographs from the movies, collected and catagorized blogs from John DiLeo’s screensaversmovies.com, and eighty-five classic movie quizzes.
by Karen Kondazian
paperback, 302 pages, $15.00
THE WHIP is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man.
As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder.
The World of Tennessee Williams
Revised and Updated
by Richard Freeman Leavitt and Kenneth Holditch
paperback, 142 pages, $14.95
The World of Tennessee Williams, Revised and Updated, offers a survey of the life and career of one of America’s greatest dramatists from his birth in 1911 to his death in 1983. Richard Leavitt was in a unique position to create such a volume, since he was a friend of Tennessee’s and followed his career close up. Kenneth Holditch, who has undertaken the task of completing the text, was a friend of Leavitt’s and knew Tennessee Williams. It has been his desire to carry to fruition the original plan Dick Leavitt conceived in the 1970s and augmented in 1983 when Williams died.
Tenn at One Hundred:
The Reputation of Tennessee Williams
edited by David Kaplan
paperback, 340 pages, $29.95
Tenn at One Hundred: The Reputation of Tennessee Williams edited by David Kaplan, is a comprehensive look at the reputation of America’s greatest playwright. Published on the occasion of Tennessee Williams’ centennial, Tenn at One Hundred contains eighteen essays by authors John Lahr, William Jay Smith, Sam Staggs, Amiri Baraka, John Patrick Shanley, Kenneth Holditch, Allean Hale and others.
Tennessee Williams and Company:
His Essential Screen Actors
by John DiLeo
paperback, 214 pages, $26.95
Tennessee Williams and Company: His Essential Screen Actors takes a critical look at eleven actors and their roles, bonded by their sustained artistic and professional association with Tennessee Williams. The results include some of the more remarkable performances in movie history, from Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh in A Streetcar Named Desire to Anna Magnani in The Rose Tattoo and Geraldine Page in Sweet Bird of Youth