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The action hero's handbook : how to catch a great white shark, perform the Jedi mind trick, track a fugitve, and dozens of other TV and movie skills
Author:
Borgenicht, David.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
191 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781931686051
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Book

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Summary

Summary

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Up with the Indiana Joneses

For everyone who's ever wanted to be as smooth as James Bond, as clever as Captain Kirk, or as tough as Charlie's Angels, The Action Hero's Handbook is the ultimate guide to the essential skills every action hero needs to survive and thrive in this dangerous but exciting world.

This book features dozens of real-life action hero techniques, directly from experts in the subjects at hand: FBI agents, sexologists, stuntmen, hypnotists, karate masters, criminologists, detectives, and many others. Learn how to:

* Catch a great white shark
* Deliver the Vulcan Nerve Pinch
* Spyproof your hotel room
* Win a fight when outnumbered
* Climb down Mount Rushmore National Monument

And dozens of other Good Guy Skills, Paranormal Skills, Fighting Skills, and Escape Skills. With meticulously researched step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations, The Action Hero's Handbook will get you ready for anything. Good luck--we're all counting on you.


Author Notes

David Borgenicht, coauthor of "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook", has an impressive array of pickup lines. He won't admit how many of these scenarios were his.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Picking up where the brilliantly successful Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series left off, the Borgenichts (David co-wrote Worst-Case) present matter-of-fact advice on how to perform James Bond-like stunts with incredible ease. They interviewed doctors, shark hunters, former prisoners, bus drivers, wedding planners, boxing coaches, skydivers, escape artists and a multitude of other experts to provide the best, most succinct tips for a variety of scenarios. The "Good Guy Skills" section is the strongest, as it explains techniques for maneuvers many readers wouldn't have a clue how to execute. There's information on interrogating a suspect, saving a patient who's flatlined, saving someone who's hanging from a cliff and spy-proofing a hotel room. The random facts are oddly intriguing: e.g., to catch a great white shark, don't chain a chunk of meat to the end of a pier; when a suspect looks to the left during an interrogation, it often means she's lying. The Borgenichts then offer counsel on situations involving love (to stop a wedding, have your speech planned ahead of time), the paranormal (the Jedi mind trick is simple manipulation) and escape (try getting on the wrong train if you need to fake out pursuers at a train station). Throughout, quotes from The Fugitive, The Shawshank Redemption and other films remind readers how one might find oneself in such predicaments. Almost practical and definitely entertaining, this is one how-to guide Clint Eastwood and Charlie's Angels would not want to be without. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved