Everything I Know About Life I Learned From James Bond (Paperback)

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Everything I Know About Life I Learned From James Bond (Paperback)

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Celebrate the heroic swagger of Agent 007 with the ultimate fan’s guide to all things James Bond.

For millions of American men who grew up in the 1950s and 60s, James Bond was the ultimate masculine icon. He was stylish, smart, and sophisticated. He was ready for adventure, unafraid of danger, and irresistible to women. In short, he was everything his young male fans wanted to be. 

In this volume, authors Bob Blackwood and John L. Flynn think back on the importance of James Bond in their lives, and the lessons they learned from his movies and novels. Covering everything from cars and clothes to how to order a martini, this is a loving celebration of the man they call “Bond, James Bond.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1950s, Dr. John L. Flynn is a three-time Hugo Award–nominated author, psychologist, teacher, and college dean. In 1977, he received the M. Carolyn Parker Award from the University of South Florida for excellence in creative writing. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from the University of South Florida and worked as an English teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. He published his first book Future Threads in 1985. In 1998, he earned his PhD as a clinical psychologist from the University of Southern California. He has published nearly twenty books and dozens of articles. He currently resides in Lake Worth, Florida.
 
Bob Blackwood taught English, literature, film study, and photography at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago until 2000. For more than forty years, he has reviewed books on film criticism and film history for Choice magazine.
 
His book From the Silent Era to “The Sopranos”: Italian American Gangsters in Trend-Setting Films and Television Shows contains critical commentary on the major Italian American gangster films and TV shows from The Black Hand(1906) to The Sopranos (1999–2005).
 
Blackwood began reading the James Bond novels in the 1950s and is a life-long devotee to Ian Fleming. He has co-authored two books with John L. Flynn: Everything I Know About Life I Learned From James Bond and Future Prime: Top Ten Science Fiction Films.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9781504084215
ISBN-10: 1504084217
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 438
Language: English