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TRAVELING: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry By John Reid
eBook (PDF): $7.40
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An Anthology of Award-Winning Verse from the 2nd International Tom Howard Poetry Contest. Major prize-winners include such outstanding poets as Elaine Winer, Guy Kettelhack, Mary Ann Wehler,... More > Catherine De Laney, Paul Barlin, Tina Richardson, Ross Gillett, Michelle Bitting, Peggy Smith Duke, Julie Lynn Golladay, Adam Wallace, Dennis Maulsby, Sook Moy Yew, John B. Lee, Tom Berman, Annamaria Hemingway, and Fiona Sievers.< Less
MOVIES MAGNIFICENT: 150 Must-See Cinema Classics By John Reid
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Few people would argue with the films selected for detailed notices and reviews in this book. Many of the movies are award-winners, and most chalked up impressive figures at the box-office. Who would... More > dispute the inclusion of "Citizen Kane" or "Rebecca" or "The Best Years of Our Lives"? However, along with "The Yearling" and "Reap the Wild Wind" and "Hello, Frisco, Hello", I've also included a few surprises. "A magnificent publication." -- Rodney Bourke in International Movie Making (April 2006).< Less
Keep Watching the Skies! An Anthology of Prize-Winning Short Stories By John Howard Reid
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Seventeen prize-winning short stories are contributed by Peter L. Lyons, Raymond Southall, Robert Bailey, Rachel Robertson, John Clanchy, Stephen Reilly, Gordon Phipps, Amy Dunkleberger, Christine... More > Taylor, Robyn Hukin, Wendy Dartnall, Lainie Jones, Fred Flint, Nancy Christie, Peter Endersbee, John Howard Reid, and Sally Odgers. These award-winning prose pieces range across many genres, including personal experiences, humor, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, reminiscence, satire, and romance.< Less
More Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Selections from the Early New Testament By John Howard Reid
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The best available texts have been used to translate "Mark's Gospel" into modern English. The picture of Jesus that emerges seems far from the usual stained-glass image of the Savior. Also... More > featured are selections from "The Didache" ("The Teaching") and the so-called "Odes of Solomon" (actually a Christian book of hymns entitled "Odes of Peace"), very probably written by a disciple of St John around the years 100-120. Also included are a couple of characteristic chapters from "The Shepherd of Hermas". All three of these books were regarded by many of the early church fathers as part of the New Testament. In fact, "Didache" and "The Shepherd" were formerly two of the most popular books in the Bible. To round off "More Bible Wisdom" is a brief excerpt from "The Epistle of Barnabas", plus a selection of sayings and stories by Jesus, culled from a number of sources, but chiefly from the gospels of Matthew and Luke.< Less
Swords, Sandals & Similar 'Scope Epics; Reid's Movie Data Number 3; The CinemaScope Revolution Part Nine By John Reid
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In the 1950s, Hollywood started a trend to historical epics with its first CinemaScope picture, "The Robe". Author Ross Maroney provides an index to these movies, with brief cast and... More > release details, plus an exhaustive list of alternative titles.< Less
HOLLYWOOD'S MIRACLES OF ENTERTAINMENT By John Howard Reid
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120 movies are detailed in this 8th book in the "Hollywood Classics" series. The movies range from marvels of special effects like "King Kong" to the first sound-on-disc feature,... More > "Don Juan". Charismatic film stars like Humphrey Bogart, Jeanette MacDonald, Bing Crosby, Deanna Durbin, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Eddie Cantor, Lana Turner, Alan Ladd, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Kay Francis, John Garfield, Jane Powell and Roy Rogers enlivened many of these classic films.< Less
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide By John Howard Reid
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A guide to 178 classic Hollywood movies from the 1920s and early 1930s, now available on DVD releases from both major and independent USA companies. These films feature both stars like Mary Pickford,... More > Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, and Wallace Beery, who are still top favorites with movie fans, as well as players like Laura La Plante, Charles Ray, Alice Terry, Pola Negri, Mary Miles Minter, Rod La Rocque, and Mabel Poulton who were also extraordinarily popular in their day. The book is illustrated with 105 well-chosen black-and-white photos from the author's private collection.< Less
Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How To Join the Winners' Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards, NEW EXPANDED EDITION By John Howard Reid
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John Howard Reid (a well-known author with over 50 years experience in writing and publishing) is Chief Judge of three annual literary events: The Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest, the... More > Tom Howard Poetry Contest, and the Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse. These long-established, prestigious writing competitions each offer cash prizes totally $5,350. In "Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS", John Reid tells every aspiring author how to achieve success. To research this book, he entered no less than eighty writing contests himself. His entries won prizes, or were short-listed, at least 27 times. That's better than a one-in-three success rate. "I would easily have achieved a one-in-two success rate if I had only entered the RIGHT contests," Reid declares. "I entered some of them merely to prove my theories or simply to obtain Judges' Reports." In this book, John Howard Reid will tell YOU how to select the RIGHT contests for YOUR essays, short stories and poems.< Less
ACROSS THE LONG BRIDGE: An Anthology of Award-Winning Poetry By John Howard Reid
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This beautifully bound HARDCOVER version of ACROSS THE LONG BRIDGE features no less than 134 award-winning poems from the 2nd Margaret Reid Prize for Traditional Verse and the 3rd Tom Howard Poetry... More > Contest for Verse in All Styles and Genres. Poets represented include Osmond Benoliel, Daniel E. Speers, Marie Delgado Travis, Raymond Southall, Jacqueline Cooke, Lynn Sadler, Michael Swan, Ned Condini, Katherine Edgren, Joyce Meyers, Ian A. Hawkins, Shulamit Bat-Or, Graeme King, John Flanagan, Laurie B. Moore, Becky Sakellariou, Sue Chenette, Tara Lee Lavelle, Eileen Favorite, Marie-Suzanne Niedzielska, Mark Stuart Woodcock, Tom Berman, Karin Hoffecker, Harold Fleming, Debbie Camelin, Joseph A. Soldati, and Cheryl Loetscher. Judges John Howard Reid and Dee C. Konrad are also represented.< Less
A Packet of Dreams By John Howard Reid
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An anthology of never-previously-published short stories, some of them prize-winning, on various subjects and themes, written by the Chief Judge of the Annual Tom Howard Short Story Contest. Although... More > they explore a number of different genres, most of the stories are set in the U.S.A. The locale for two of the longer narratives, however, is Egypt: one in modern Egypt, the other in Ancient Egypt. Some of the stories are humorous, others are suspenseful, a few could be described as character studies, and even one or two rate as experimental.< Less