Results tagged with 'dave luhrssen'
Published Nov. 4, 2015
Shepherd Express arts editor Dave Luhrssen's latest book, "Secret Societies and Clubs in American History," chronicles the history of secret societies, most notably the Freemasons, in the United States. We caught up with Lurhssen to ask him about it and about some other projects he's got simmering at the moment.
Published Oct. 29, 2014
It's one of the great philosophical questions about cinema: How much does reality shape the movies we watch, and how much do the movies we watch shape our perception of reality? Long-time Shepherd Express film critic Dave Luhrssen takes on that question with his latest book, "War on the Silver Screen," along with another classic question proposed by the great Detroit philosopher Edwin Starr: War, what is it good for?
Published Jan. 17, 2013
For all the words written, all the energy expended on telling the story of Hollywood in all its richness, the life of director Rouben Mamoulian has been little more than a footnote at best. Enter Milwaukee writer Dave Lurhssen, whose biography, "Mamoulian: Life On Stage and Screen," has just been published in hardcover by the University Press of Kentucky. We also look at two other new books with Wisconsin ties.
Published May 11, 2012
Milwaukee author and historian Dave Luhrssen's latest book, "Hammer of the Gods," tells the story of Germany's Thule Society and how it figured into the birth of Nazism. Published in hardcover by Potomac Books, the work began as a dissertation at UWM.
Published May 28, 2011
Many of you know Dave Luhrssen for his decades of chronicling Milwaukee music. But Luhrssen also does double duty co-authoring books on a number of subjects, rooted in his undergrad and graduate history degrees from UW-Milwaukee, where he has also taught. His latest explores Elvis Presley's impact on American music and society in the 1950s and '60s.
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