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|Author||: Julia Angwin|
|Publsiher||: Times Books|
|Total Pages||: 304|
|Genre||: Political Science|
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An inside look at who's watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched. We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government, we recently learned, has been conducting a massive data-gathering surveillance operation across the Internet and on our phone lines. In Dragnet Nation, award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin reports from the front lines of America's surveillance economy, offering a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. In a world where we can be watched in our own homes, where we can no longer keep secrets, and where we can be impersonated, financially manipulated, or even placed in a police lineup, Angwin argues that the greatest long-term danger is that we start to internalize the surveillance and censor our words and thoughts, until we lose the very freedom that makes us unique individuals. Appalled at such a prospect, Angwin conducts a series of experiments to try to protect herself, ranging from quitting Google to carrying a "burner" phone, showing how difficult it is for an average citizen to resist the dragnets' reach. Her book is a cautionary tale for all of us, with profound implications for our values, our society, and our very selves.
Real Estate Financing
|Author||: Brook Boyd|
|Publsiher||: Law Journal Press|
|Total Pages||: 1564|
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Real Estate Financing contains over 40 deal-specific forms and checklists online, covering everything from complex loan workouts to simple residential closings. The forms include information about each term and how it can be modified, with separate variations for lenders, borrowers or other parties. A "Data Input Sheet" lets you use the forms with widely available software and can serve as a "term sheet" for the transaction. The accompanying volume provides explanations of the issues along with the guidance you need to draft working documents quickly. Real Estate Financing includes: checklists for loan modifications; wraparound mortgage loans; subordinations; loans secured by condos, co-ops and time shares; sale-leasebacks; contingent interests; securitizations; deeds in lieu and consensual foreclosures; participations; installment sales; sales of mortgage loans; and much more. The checklists highlight "deal" terms, flag risks and hot issues, and direct users, through cross-references, to alternative approaches and analysis. Standards issued by ratings agencies for securitized loans are discussed in detail, as are the EPA and ASTM standards for Phase I environmental reports and the best Web sites for forms and drafting requirements. Book ɿ looseleaf, one volume, 1,550 pages; published in 1997, updated as needed; no additional charge for updates during your subscription. Looseleaf print subscribers receive supplements. The online edition is updated automatically. ISBN: 978-1-58852-076-0.
Primetime 1966 1967
|Author||: Thom “Beefstew” Shubilla|
|Total Pages||: 242|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
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The year 1966 was when many TV viewers all over America discovered the wonders of "in living color." The 1966-1967 primetime television lineup was remarkable not only for the legendary shows that aired, but also because it was the first season in which every show on primetime, across all three major networks, was broadcast entirely in color. Celebrating this iconic year of television, this book covers every scripted episodic show that aired on the ABC, CBS, and NBC networks during the 1966-1967 season in primetime. It includes longtime favorites such as Batman, Bonanza, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and The Lucy Show and the notable shows that premiered that year such as Star Trek, The Monkees, Green Hornet, Mission: Impossible, It's About Time, and the color revival of Dragnet. Organized by genre, each entry examines a show from conception to cancelation (and sometimes beyond), ratings, critical and fan reactions, and the show's use of color.
From Radio to Television
|Author||: Vincent Terrace|
|Total Pages||: 255|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
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The early years of television relied in part on successful narratives of another medium, as studios adapted radio programs like Boston Blackie and Defense Attorney to the small screen. Many shows were adapted more than once, like the radio program Blondie, which inspired six television adaptations and 28 theatrical films. These are but a few of the 1,164 programs covered in this volume. Each program entry contains a detailed story line, years of broadcast, performer and character casts and principal production credits where possible. Two appendices ("Almost a Transition" and "Television to Radio") and a performer's index conclude the book. This first-of-its-kind encyclopedia covers many little-known programs that have rarely been discussed in print (e.g., Real George, based on Me and Janie; Volume One, based on Quiet, Please; and Galaxy, based on X Minus One). Covered programs include The Great Gildersleeve, Howdy Doody, My Friend Irma, My Little Margie, Space Patrol and Vic and Sade.
Encyclopedia of Television
|Author||: Horace Newcomb|
|Total Pages||: 2800|
|Genre||: Language Arts & Disciplines|
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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.
Catalog of Copyright Entries
|Author||: Library of Congress. Copyright Office|
|Total Pages||: 135|
|Genre||: American drama|
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On the Air
|Author||: John Dunning|
|Publsiher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 840|
|Genre||: Performing Arts|
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Now long out of print, John Dunning's Tune in Yesterday was the definitive one-volume reference on old-time radio broadcasting. Now, in On the Air, Dunning has completely rethought this classic work, reorganizing the material and doubling its coverage, to provide a richer and more informative account of radio's golden age. Here are some 1,500 radio shows presented in alphabetical order. The great programs of the '30s, '40s, and '50s are all here--Amos 'n' Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, The Lone Ranger, Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour, and The March of Time, to name only a few. For each, Dunning provides a complete broadcast history, with the timeslot, the network, and the name of the show's advertisers. He also lists major cast members, announcers, producers, directors, writers, and sound effects people--even the show's theme song. There are also umbrella entries, such as "News Broadcasts," which features an engaging essay on radio news, with capsule biographies of major broadcasters, such as Lowell Thomas and Edward R. Murrow. Equally important, Dunning provides a fascinating account of each program, taking us behind the scenes to capture the feel of the performance, such as the ghastly sounds of Lights Out (a horror drama where heads rolled and bones crunched), and providing engrossing biographies of the main people involved in the show. A wonderful read for everyone who loves old-time radio, On the Air is a must purchase for all radio hobbyists and anyone interested in 20th-century American history. It is an essential reference work for libraries and radio stations.
A Mind Of One s Own
|Author||: Louise Antony|
|Total Pages||: 518|
|Genre||: Social Science|
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With philosophy so steeped in patriarchal tradition how is it possible for feminists to work within it? In this volume, 13 feminist theorists discuss whether traditional ideals of objectivity and rationality should be given a place within the committed feminist view of philosophy and the world.