Charlton Heston - Library
The Courage to be Free
"This is a must-read for every concerned American Citizen."
These are the uncensored essays of a genuine American activist from the front lines of cultural war. Charlton Heston, perhaps America's most influential person never elected to political office, tells the hard truths of an America vanishing into the mist of memory - and how we can each muster the individual courage to bring her back. His "Ten Covenants of Courage" are specific steps each American can take, personally and in daily life, to preserve our precious freedoms. The Courage To Be Free is an inspiring read, an essential addition to any conservative's library, and a thoughtful gift to the next generation.
- 286 pages, 12 chapters plus appendix, hardbound
- Bonus text of selected speeches, including Mr. Heston's acclaimed "Cultural War" address at Harvard Law School
- Foreword by Wayne R. LaPierre, Jr.
- A perfect holiday, graduation, or election-year gift ... or simply a gift of inheritance.
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Charlton Heston's Hollywood, 1998
"Heston is one star who knows how to keep his name above the title. His recent election as president of the National Rifle Association once again puts him in the limelight and boosts the appeal of this heavily illustrated review of his movie career. Isbouts, producer of the CD-ROM extravaganza Charlton Heston's Voyage through the Bible, contributes a biographical continuum, into which what seems to be transcribed oral commentary by Heston, punctuated with wry and affectionate remarks from his wife, Lydia (e.g., "You must understand . . . he loves death scenes"), is liberally inserted--hence Heston's coauthor credit. Isbouts draws on the published reminiscences of such major coworkers on Heston's best films as William Wyler, director of Ben-Hur, to make the survey more interesting than most of its type. There is still too much of the production statistics, reviewers' remarks, and box-office reports that usually make this kind of book so tedious and not enough about the craft and aesthetics of filmmaking (Franklin Schaffner, the fine director of Planet of the Apes, isn't even mentioned in connection with it). But as a shiny supplement to Heston's autobiography, In the Arena (1995), which simply had too few pictures, it fills the bill."
Ray Olson, Booklist
Presenting a rare look at American moviemaking through the eyes of one the living legends of the screen, "Charlton Heston's Hollywood" surveys postwar Hollywood--the actors and directors who have shaped the industry, the major historical events, and the ever-changing tastes of the movie-going public. 150 photos. 150 sketches by Heston.
In the Arena: An Autobiography, 1995
"You'd hardly expect Chuck Heston--as decent a guy as any American actor's ever been--to produce a racy tell-all, and he doesn't. Rather, he recounts his career, although only after glowingly recalling his rural Michigan childhood and poor adolescence in contrastingly tony Wilmette, Illinois--then as now among Chicago's wealthiest suburbs. A drama scholarship to Northwestern University set him on the road to success and a string of distinguished films rivaled by few other actors of his generation. The stories of making those movies are the meat here, with seasoning coming from Heston's parallel stage accomplishments, his activism with the Screen Actors' Guild (he succeeded Ronald Reagan as SAG president), words of wisdom on the crafts of acting and filmmaking, tart asides on current cultural foibles (like Reagan, he's a former Democrat turned staunch Republican), and loving references to wife and children. But there's no gossip, which movie lovers who especially admire the grand-style filmmaking of Heston's 1950s^-1960s heyday won't miss a bit, so enthralled they'll be with the production anecdotes about The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and El Cid, among others."
Ray Olson, Booklist
Charlton Heston presents The Bible, 1995
An accessible introduction to the Bible, as well as a guide to help readers build on their knowledge of the Scriptures, Charlton Heston Presents the Bible will give all readers a new appreciation of the Bible.
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible includes a generous selection of passages from the Bible, insightful commentary on the stories of Adam and Eve, Moses, David, and others, excerpts and commentary on the New Testament, color reproductions of classic works of art, and much more. The easy-to-read text is supplemented with a series of timelines and maps. 150+ color drawings.
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The Actor's Life - Journals 1956-1976
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