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1. Anthony Perkins: Split Image (Advocate
2. Split Image: The Life of Anthony
3. Anthony Perkins: A Haunted Life
4. Cinefantastique Vol. 16 #1 / Psycho
5. Osgood and Anthony Perkins: A
7. Goldfish
8. Split Images the Life of Anthony
9. First Steps: v. 16: Number and
10. The Internet Bubble
11. Mental Maths: Key Stage 1
12. Life in Tudor Times (Masterfiles)
13. The Vikings: Invaders and Settlers
14. The Internet Bubble: Inside the
15. Rollins College Alumni: Fred Rogers,
16. Theatre Arts Monthly Magazine
17. South Florida Bulls Men's Soccer
18. Anthony Perkins
19. Split Image - The Life of Anthony
20. Vida de un pistolero económico.(Anthony

1. Anthony Perkins: Split Image (Advocate Life Stories)
by Charles Winecoff
Paperback: 480 Pages (2006-05-01)
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Asin: 1555839509
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Paramount groomed him to replace the late James Dean and become Hollywood’s hottest heartthrob. But his landmark performance as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho killed that—and spawned an image of Anthony Perkins that eerily paralleled his conflicted, fractured off-screen life.

Anthony Perkins: Split Image insightfully and comprehensively documents the life of this great actor, who was forced to act the part of ladies’ man while privately struggling with his own homosexuality, and chronicles his complicated search for acceptance.

Newly revised and updated for this tenth anniversary edition, Anthony Perkins: Split Image is both a harrowing look at life in the Hollywood closet and a poignant human drama that will change your vision of Anthony Perkins forever.

“Riveting...With his laser-beam of an eye, Winecoff lights up the hidden corners of Hollywood’s golden age, as well as a dark age of homosexuality that needs to be understood by anyone who didn’t live through it.…It’s a page-turner.” —James Gavin, author of Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker

“Charles Winecoff is a clever biographer. With his inside, creepy examination of Anthony Perkins, I was mesmerized by a dude I never thought I’d be able to stomach for more than a paragraph. Well done.” —E!’s Ted Casablanca

"Anthony Perkins: Split Image is one of the deepest, darkest Hollywood stories ever told.” —Robert Hofler, author of The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson

“Told with empathy and a sagacious eye for detail, Winecoff’s lively chronicle of one of the screen’s more formidable, if underrated, leading men perhaps should have been called Brokeback Hollywood Hills.”—Stephen M. Silverman, author of David Lean and Dancing on the Ceiling: Stanley Donen and His Movies

“An important chronicle of a time when gay was still the ultimate taboo, one that Hollywood had especially little use for as it aggressively sold illusion and lies.”—Michael Musto, from his Foreword

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4-0 out of 5 stars A shame you did it all at twenty-six
If I remember it well the films where Mr Perkins appeared and I watched were "Psycho", inevitably, and "La décade prodigieuse" by Claude Chabrol. On "Psycho" there is nothing new to be said and Chabrol's movie was interesting.
Towards the end of the book under review, someone who had been very close to Mr Perkins is quoted as saying:

"That Tony never fulfilled himself is a tragedy. He never did anything optimum. And yet he was optimum."

Well, the notion of "optimum" varies but, discarding that, frankly, that was not the impression I got from the book andif we go by the first sentence then most lives are certainly tragedies.
In my opinion, what was really sad in his professional life was the fact of having achieved a peak, never to be repeated, at an early age.
To use words by Tim Rice, for the musical "Evita",

What happens now, where do you go from here?
For someone on top of the world
The view is not exactly clear
A shame you did it all at twenty-six

Much worse, was that he would be linked to the Norman Bates's character all his acting life. This surely must have affected his later career and the choices he made. Especially since, as opposed to photography or painting, cinema is an art where you depend on other people heavily.
As I suggested above, I do not think that Mr Perkins was outstandingly gifted. However, I would not say that most actors are and yet they go on to win Oscars or similar important prizes.
On the non-professional side, unfortunately Mr Perkins was a deeply troubled person. But, throughout his life, he met people who loved and cared about him.
I enjoyed, if such a verb is appropriate, knowing a lot more about actor and man.This is a well written, highly informative and well documented biography.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Essential Anthony Perkins
As an actor, Anthony Perkins has always fascinated me.In every role that I ever saw him play, he had this quality about him that made you feel that if you didn't listen to every word he said and watch every movement that he made, you were going to miss something of major importance.It's called stage presence and he had it by the bucketfuls.He was of course most noted for his portrayal of Norman Bates in PSYCHO and he captured that character so well that it was both the blessing and the curse of his career.Already, before Hitchcock's masterpiece, the powers that be behind Perkins' acting career saw him as a replacement for James Dean or as the new Gary Cooper or someone like him.They wrongly saw him as a macho romantic lead but after PSYCHO, they and the movie public only wanted him to play variations of the Norman Bates character.Charles Winecoff, in his revised tenth anniversary edition of his Perkins biography, ANTHONY PERKINS: SPLIT IMAGE captures valiantly both the personal and professional life of a Hollywood icon.

Perkins' acting career didn't begin on the movie screen; it began on the stage.His father was the famed actor, Osgood Perkins, who died during a perfomance at the age of thirty-seven when Anthony was only five.His mother was connected to theater people and saw that he learned his craft as a teenager in summer stock productions.Before his appearance in the movie PSYCHO, he had played the lead in at least two Broadway shows, one of which was as Eugene Gant in Ketti Frings' play LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL based on the Thomas Wolfe novel of the same name.Eugene Gant's sensitive character was one that would have suited Perkins' personality well and if the movie mobuls could have seen that these kinds of roles rather than the romantic lead roles were who Anthony should play, his film career might have taken a happier, more successful turn.

Anthony hadn't been in Hollywood long when he met Tab Hunter and the tongues began to wag concerning both men's sexual preference.Homosexuality in the 1950's and 1960's was not something to be tolerated in an actor's personal life and Anthony was quickly persuaded to not be seen with Tab in public too frequently.(Tab's autobiography indicated as well that he too was told to avoid too much contact with Anthony.)At the time, to make your homosexuality too public would have been a sure-fire way to kill a career before it even got started.Before, and after Tab Hunter, Perkins was linked with other (secretly) gay men, but psycho-analysis was revered at the time, and Anthony yearned to be as straight as so many people wished him to be.Why wouldn't he in the poisonous atmosphere of the time.At around forty, he met and married Berry Berenson and fathered two sons and I think for the rest of his life was convinced that his newly found heterosexuality and his role as husband and father was his salvation; at least that is what he told people.

The many miscastings and the perception of those who handed out the movie roles to Anthony Perkins that America couldn't handle an alternate lifestyle, hurt Perkins' acting career and he tried his hand at directing both plays and films with limited success.One of the reasons pointed out in the book for that limited success was Anthony's lack of confidence in himself.I tend to agree because when you are told constantly that the core of who and what you are is insufficient, that would make you lack confidence in yourself.But, in spite of that, there are enough gems in the theater and film work of Anthony Perkins that has to apoligize to no one and I for one salute him as one of my Hollywood heros.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sensitive, layered portrait of a complicated man
This is one of the best Hollywood bios around. While numerous authors rehash the tired stories of Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and others (for the 10th or 11th time - and who cares) this book opens new, original territory by looking at the life and times of Tony Perkins. The author first published the book ten years ago and this is a great update - no one else has come along to do a better job either. Tony Perkins lived on the cusp of the social revolution, balancing between the uptight propriety of the 50s with the psycho/sexual upheaval of the 60s and 70s. Winecoff meticulously lays out this world, and Perkins difficult and often troubled, sometimes comical, walk through it. Tons of interviews and vivid descriptions of people and places makes Tony pop off the page in this "true Hollywood story" that is hard to out down. Winecoff's timing is impeccable - the book is a fast, fun read as well as an informative one. The reissue is more tightly woven (I read the first version when it came out ten years ago). The author has grown more sophisticated and observant with passing years, as all good writers should. The final scene, September 11th and all, is a fitting tribute to changing times and the end of an era. ... Read more

2. Split Image: The Life of Anthony Perkins
by Charles Winecoff
Paperback: Pages (1996-04)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Split Image insightfully and comprehensively documents the life of this brilliant actor who was forever struggling to find himself while paying the high price of fame. Hollywood figures such as Tab Hunter, Gregory Peck, Dominick Dunne, Janet Leigh, and Mary Tyler Moore help Winecoff plumb the twists and turns of Perkins' double life.Amazon.com Review
Though AnthonyPerkins played roles as diverse as a lawman of the old West inThe Tin Star and Eugene Grant in the play Look HomewardAngel, he is best remembered for his performance as the maniacalson of a monstrous mother in Psycho. In Split Image,Charles Winecoff explains how Psycho pigeon-holed Perkins intosimilar roles and stagnated his professional life. His private lifewas equally vexatious--his father died when he was 5 and his mothercontrolled his finances until she died. He was married for 19 yearsbut remained an active homosexual, engaging in a lifestyle thatultimately led to his death from AIDS in 1992. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Split Image: The Life of Anthony Perkins
Very satisfied with the book itself and with the prompt delivery.Perfect condition. Insightful, candid, well-researched, detailed biography.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is NOT the latest edition of this book!
I don't know why Amazon has not corrected this - when you type in "ANTHONY PERKINS" you get "SPLIT IMAGE" - not "ANTHONY PERKINS."I don't get it.

Plus this edition is out of print - and out-of-date.

There is a NEW 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, revised and updated, that just came out in May 2006 - titled "ANTHONY PERKINS: SPLIT IMAGE."
That is the best edition of this book.

Do not buy this old edition.

Charles Winecoff, the author

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I truely enjoyed this book. It was well written and very informative! This author did Anthony Perkins justice!

3-0 out of 5 stars Here we go again
Beginning to wonder if any 50s male icons happened to be hetero.The subject matter was so temptingly juicy that the author could not resist, no doubt in the pursuit of honesty, to shine his light on the sordid side of this life.But an objectively equal amount of time was devoted to explanations and Perkins' attempts to balance his frustrating existence.In short, the book probably is no different in outcome than the life it chronicles and as such is effective biography.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too Much Special Pleading, Too Much Graphic Detail
This is a very readable biography, and focuses upon a very interesting (if sad) story of a great (but partially wasted) talent.With that said, however--

The author harps too much on how terrible and pernicious it was to live in the closet, and how awful and repressive America was in the 50s.

At times the author lets his distaste for the bad career and personal choices Perkins made seep through.(No biography is totally objective, of course, but still . . .)

The author goes into too much graphic detail about Perkins's somewhat kinky sexual life.Perhaps one or two details about this subject would have "spiced up" the biography, but honestly, we don't need to "get into bed" with Perkins even once, let alone multiple times.

And one gap that really isn't the author's fault--Perkins's widow and children didn't cooperate with him.As a result, there is a huge gap in the latter part of the book.

Not terrible, but no classic--perhaps even an object lesson in what not to do in a biography. ... Read more

3. Anthony Perkins: A Haunted Life
by Ronald Bergan
Hardcover: 240 Pages (1995-05)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Like the infamous character, Norman Bates, whom he portrayed in the Hitchcock film "Psycho", Anthony Hopkins was a loner with a fear of women, due in part to his domineering mother. This biography describes how, to a great extent, his life was an attempt to bury both his mother and Norman Bates. His struggle, which took him through homosexuality, psychoanalysis and drugs, culminated in a happy marriage in his forties, but was then blighted by AIDS. The book, for which the author interviewed a wide variety of people who knew and worked with Perkins, also depicts a attractive man of charm, humour, courage and talent. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Not much of a bio
I expected so much more from this author.I expected, at the very least, more of an assessment of the work, given his critical pedigree.But no, the bulk of this book consists of summaries of the plots of each work, bulked out by a number of quotes from publicity-generated articles, the veracity of which he swallows wholeheartedly. It's enhanced by the very occasional interview with some who actually knew or worked with Perkins, but there is nothing very revealing there. For those looking for an insight into Perkins the man, this book is useless, and it's not much good on Perkins the actor.The best bits are about Perkins' father, Osgood Perkins, a much-loved stage star before his death when Perkins was five.

The Winecoff bio is the best so far, even though he has a chip on his shoulder about Perkins a mile wide. But at least there we get a portrait of a flawed, confused, vulnerable and complex man who had to live his life in the public eye without ever finding an inner authenticity.This book adds nothing to that story, so save your money and buy a DVD of one of Perkins' films.If you watch carefully, you'll learn more about him than this book will ever tell you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great bio of cult actor Anthony Perkins
Ronald Bergan, an eminent biographer, specialized on the theatre and film world, offers us here an astute take on the legendary, colorful and tortured life of Tony Perkins, using a very personal and original way of presenting facts, albeit a very poetic one, which brings the reader very close to his subject. This book has already acquired the status of cult, evidently not without due reason. An unforgettable reading experience. ... Read more

4. Cinefantastique Vol. 16 #1 / Psycho III Anthony Perkins, Twilight Zone, Invaders from Mars
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Single Issue Magazine: Pages (1986)
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Welcome to my Amazon storefront. All comics & magazines are bagged & boarded, and in near mint condition (unless otherwise noted). Standard shipping for one single magazine is $3.99, and only .25 more for each additional single magazine when you order at one time (the excess shipping is refunded after magazines are shipped). This listing is for Cinefantastique Vol. 16 #1 (near mint). ... Read more

5. Osgood and Anthony Perkins: A Comprehensive History of Their Work in Theatre, Film and Other Media, With Credits and an Annotated Bibliography
by Laura Kay Palmer
 Hardcover: 423 Pages (1991-02)
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Isbn: 0899505775
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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At first glance the two actors seem worlds apart:pere Osgood the last word in worldly sophistication and fils Anthony the ultimate in incorrigible boyishness. Yet beneath the surface run common currents-a penchant for choosing risky projects, recurring problems with typecasting, a gift for fleshing out underwritten roles. Even the famous twitch runs in the family. Illustrated with more than 100 photos, this comprehensive, chronological survey of the careers of Osgood and Anthony Perkins includes not only all of their film and Broadway performances but also virtually all road, summer stock, radio and television work. Even their formative years in college productions are covered, as are Anthony's brief stints as pop singer, director, screenwriter and songwriter. Extensive credits are cited for each work. Quotes and reminiscences are interwoven into the text, written in an essay format. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Poor
The author didn't do her homework.Ten minutes of Google yields more fruit that this tome.Her appraisal of "The Ghost Writer" pilot is particuarly obtuse, as the version she saw was obviously heavily edited unlike the ones currently on view on You Tube.A shabby excuse for a book, devoted to subject matter that deserves better.Understandably, this is now out of print.How it was published in the first place is mystifying.

1-0 out of 5 stars Semi-scholarly to mask a dearth of insight
I opened this book with high hopes, being a huge fan of Tony Perkins, and was disappointed to find it consists largely of flippant remarks/opinions by its author rather than any serious probing or insight into thisremarkable theatrical family.As a listing of career moments, it is fine,but as a biography or anything deeper than a roster, it is very thin.Someof the so-called chapters are merely one paragraph long, in which theauthor says she could not come up with any info.

1-0 out of 5 stars Slim pickings
This is basically a textbook, quite dry and academic, except for the author's occasional slips of mild witticism which occasionally make up an entire chapter (usually when she was unable to come up with any hardinformation). I found this admirable for its obvious effort, but ultimatelyunsatisfying as it offers little to no insight into either Perkinspersonally, and has a funny tone of proprietariness and prudishness. Also,why the high price?Not worth it.Stick with the biography.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Account of Perkins' career.
Laura Kay Palmer's book was a treat and is a treat to any Anthony Perkins fan.She covers absolutely every bit of work Tony ever did and thankfully exposes what a gifted and brilliant actor/director/screenwriter/singer he was and always will be.It helps considerably that she knows whereof she speaks.Her reviews of his music and film and television work,(that which was available), are incisive, intelligent and unbiased, contrary to what one might expect from a fan of his work.When she likes a film that was poorly received by critics and public alike, she supports herself very well and backs up her competent criticism with elements of the work in question that failed to dawn on critics of that time.She also speaks out heartily against the "post-Psycho revisionism" that almost completely destroyed any respect he had as an actor up to this point.She also conjures up quite an impressive bibliography, which is worth reading by itself.Pick this up instead of Charles Winecoff's SPLIT IMAGE. ... Read more

 Unknown Binding: Pages (1973)

Asin: B0041CTE1O
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7. Goldfish
by Anthony Evans
Paperback: Pages

Isbn: 0707106052
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8. Split Images the Life of Anthony Perkins
by Charles Winecoff
 Hardcover: Pages (1998)

Asin: B000SN8IRG
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9. First Steps: v. 16: Number and Counting
by E.J. Perkins, D.C. Perkins
 Paperback: 86 Pages (2005-07-20)
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10. The Internet Bubble
by Anthony B. Perkins, Michael C. Perkins
Hardcover: 283 Pages (1999-10-31)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The Speculative Market Bubble has Burst -- Where are the Investment Opportunities Now?Two years ago, the first edition of The Internet Bubble forecast the collapse of overvalued technology stocks. Since then, dot-coms have folded, the NASDAQ took a nosedive, and investors have lost billions. Now that ersatz super-companies Amazon, Yahoo, and Cisco have come down to earth, what can investors do?

According to authors Anthony and Michael Perkins, investors shouldn't give up. The Internet and technology revolution is just getting started, they say. New investment opportunities are developing rapidly. The second phase of the Internet -- what the authors call the "Evernet" -- is upon us, and there are gems among the techno-rubble.

In this updated and revised edition of their bestseller, the authors discuss the companies that survived, the few that thrived, and the best bets to become tomorrow's blue chips. They turn their attention to the future of high tech, exploring the fallout -- which isn't over yet -- of the dot-com explosion and predicting where the Web will weave its way next.

With a new introduction and thorough revisions throughout, this is the essential insider's guide to the forces and people who drove the technology stock market past its breaking point and the postburst climate that will reveal the real winners of the high-tech market.

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1-0 out of 5 stars Hypocritical advice from a master schmoozer
The ultimate hypocrisy. Here's a book full of ideas lifted from analysts and magazines, written solely to cash in on a trend. Perkins thinks so little of his advice that he did not follow his own suggestions. His magazine, The Red Herring, is a textbook example of dotcom excesses, bloat and "what goes up must always go up" thinking. Long after publication of the first edition, he was blithely making the same foolish mistakes he warns against in his book. As a result, the magazine went through a series of layoffs and downsizings and continues to teeter on the brink of insolvency.

Tony Perkins is a master of getting invitations to events in Silicon Valley and sucking up to the insiders. But trust me, you do not want to waste your money on this cynical, hypocritical advice from someone who is a business failure.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read
I have to disagree with the reviewer from Mountain View. Maybe he's in the industry and therefore knows all the inside information that's to be found in this book, but for those of us who are just trying to figure out how best to manage our portfolios, this book is a must.

The Mountain View reviewer says that "much of the book consists of a rehash of familiar and/or obvious information." Well, that information is familiar now precisely because the first edition of Internet Bubble made it so. The Perkins brothers were the first to dissect the financial food chain that
exists between VCs and investment bankers. I read that first edition, and I'm glad I did. It saved me from losing my shirt.

Given their track record, and the fact that I'm still keeping some of my assets in stock, how could I not read the second edition?

As for the Doerr quote, I was frankly amazed to see it, because the Perkins certainly don't treat the guy with kid gloves in the book. Maybe Doerr was just being honest when he called Internet Bubble the best researched book on Silicon Vallley ever. I know I agree.

5-0 out of 5 stars Picking up the pieces,or why you should listen tomother
By Jamis MacNiven, Just the pancake guy
I run the lamest bookstore in the world. We have no books and I haven't necessarily read the one I'm reviewing. So what difference does that make? I'll probably outlast Amazon and no one paid any attention to my review of the Internet Bubble in 1999 (at least I didn't) so this is just perfect for our through-the-looking-glass-world of today.OK, maybe I had a peek at the galleys and I can say that The Revised Edition will be an even bigger success then its predecessor. Michael Perkins and his brother Tony are the ultimate insiders as founders of the Red Herring Magazine (the only magazine we carry). These guys simply ran the math and said, in the first edition, (I paraphrase) that we were living in a house of cards so flimsy that when a slight breeze came by the Internet stock market was going to come tumbling down and all the kings horses...
They provided a long list of stocks with the recommendation to sell immediately. I must admit that I was swept away but the promise of unearned riches so I ignored the warning and I was even all set to move my little gray-haired mother into some pretty snappy startups (I had all the hot tips). She was so old fashioned that she decided to buy certificates of deposit, a piece of a Hollywood movie and a trailer park in Santa Barbara. The CD's barely broke 4% and the trailer park moved up smartly but the movie (an embarrassing teen flick) has returned about 250%.And she hasn't even seen the movie!"Is an average net pretax of 140% good?" she asks with a straight face.
The Revised Edition summarizes our fall from grace but also shines light on many new areas of the business from which the next great thing will hopefully emerge.
In Silicon Valley we continue to demonstrate brilliance, toughness and an unquenchable optimism and this means we will learn from the past and keep on creating the future. You would do well to heed the Bubble books and when in doubt, listen to your mother.

2-0 out of 5 stars shallow
Note: this review is for the second edition of the book. I have not seen the first edition.The timing of the first edition would probably rate it a higher review.

This book outlines the operations of the technology investment industry, paying particular attention to the Internet-related hype and surrounding activities that arose in the latter half of the 1990s.Chapters are devoted to venture capitalists and to one of its star players (Kleiner Perkins), to the investment banking industry, some particular details on some Internet companies, high-tech investment advice, biotech, and some Trudeau comics.

Industry-watchers will find little new in the book.There are some anecdotes relating to early-stage funding of Netscape, Yahoo and Amazon that may not be widely known.Unfortunately, much of the book consists of a rehash of familiar and/or obvious information.The book is packed with 1-2 sentence quotations from famous or semi-famous players;most of these are mainly truisms and many are utterly redundant. This feels too much like a piece out of a contemporary flashy (but shallow) business magazine.

Who should read this book?Perhaps somebody who knows nothing about venture capital, technology investing, or the information technology and particularly the Internet-related industries. For people familiar with these subjects, the majority of the content will be familiar.Maybe I'll pass this book on to my grandmother.

On the back cover of the book there is a quote from John Doerr: "The Internet Bubble is the best-researched book on Silicon Valley ever!".Apart from being so self-serving (given that Doerr gets a lot of attention in the book), this statement is blatantly false.I've read several books on Silicon Valley and I guarantee you that "Internet Bubble" is not particularly strong in its research.Try "Fire in the Valley" for early history, "Inside Intel" (written without the official sanction of Intel), or anything by Robert X. Cringely.For its length, Tom Wolfe's essay "Two Young Men who Went West" (recently reprinted in Hooking Up) captures the spirit of Silicon Valley better than anything.I believe it was actually written in the early 1980s, but it's so spot-on that it could have been written in 2000.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Silicon Valley Nostradamus's
Like clockwork, these two predicted the burst of the 'bubble' with uncanny detail.While we were all drinking from the magic punchbowl, and listening and dancing to the VC and Ibanker 'sirens' and drums...these two sat on the sidelines and held up a big sign that said, "You are punch drunk with internet juice".

Did we listen?Ironically most of us did not, and many even pushed this book away saying 'I don't want to know what's in there'.It is hard to be popular at a raging party by repeatedly saying 'the party ended Saturday night, it is Tuesday morning, why are you all still here?'.

Like the scene from Titanic where a crew member says, 'Haven't you heard, the ship is sinking and there aren't enough life rafts'...these two have now offered you their prophecies again.

Can you afford not to read this one? I know I can't. ... Read more

11. Mental Maths: Key Stage 1
 Paperback: 105 Pages (2000-02)
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Asin: 1857721543
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12. Life in Tudor Times (Masterfiles)
by D.C. Perkins, E.J. Perkins
 Paperback: 105 Pages (1996-10)

Isbn: 1857720768
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13. The Vikings: Invaders and Settlers (Masterfiles S.)
by D.C. Perkins, E.J. Perkins
 Paperback: 72 Pages (1995)

Isbn: 1857720695
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14. The Internet Bubble: Inside the Overvalued World of High-Tech Stocks--And What You Need to Know to Avoid the Coming Shakeout
by Anthony B. Perkins, Michael C. Perkins
Hardcover: 283 Pages (1999-11)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The spectacular Bull Market in high-tech stocks is the investment story of the decade.

The numbers are astonishing.The Internet boom has created new household names such as Yahoo, Amazon, and America Online -- companies that today command billions in market value.Internet startups like Healtheon and eBay have seen their stocks sky-rocket over 3000 percent since their IPOs, and dozens of other Internet stocks have doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled on their first day of trading.

Here is a market where:

entrepreneurs like the thirty-something founders of Yahoo and Amazon become global billionaires overnight;

money-losing startups command market valuations that make the captains of traditional industry cry their hearts out and tremble with competitive fear;

and venture capitalists and investment bankers cash in big on companies barely out of the cradle.

But individual retail investors -- the outsiders in this turn ofthe century roulette game -- are left to foot the bill, paying exorbitant prices for stocks that will end up diving off a cliff.

TheInternet Bubbleis the story of the turbulent world ofhigh-tech stocks, a place where fortunes aremade and lost in a day.This book uncovers the innerworkingsof an industry that increasingly thrives ongreed and hype.It shows who is really getting rich, and how they use small investors to finance their empires.

Silicon Valley insiders Anthony and Michael Perkins provide a behind-the-scenes look at the forces -- and the people -- stoking the money engine in the technology stock market.They show how the allure of fast-paced innovation and overnight success has driven an ongoing market frenzy around Internetstocks, creating what they call an "Internet Bubble." Most important, the authors show that, when the Bubble inevitably bursts, Main Street -- not Wall Street -- will take the big hit, unless individual investors take steps to protect themselves now.

This is a book that will make every investor in America think twice before chasing the latest "hot" Internet stock. Amazon.com Review
Canals. Railroads. Automobiles. Computers. The Internet. Eachrepresented revolutionary shifts in the way Americans would live anddo business. Each saw a corresponding rush of investors to get in onthis great new investment opportunity. Each saw a lot of investors gobroke. In The Internet Bubble, Anthony Perkins and MichaelPerkins, founding editors of The Red Herring, look at it thisway: In the early 20th century, there were more than 500 automobilecompanies in the U.S. Now how many are there? Same with the newInternet companies, the Perkinses predict. A few will grow intoprofitable businesses in 10 or 20 years, but even then, their stocksmay not be worth much more than their 1999 prices. They argue thatbuying an Internet stock today is really nothing more than gamblingthat someone else will come along and buy it from you for moremoney.

The book includes an overview of the biggest players in the Internetexplosion, the market mania for Internet stocks, and profiles ofcompanies such as Amazon.com, Yahoo! and At Home. The authors alsointerview venture capitalists who help new companies get off theground and the investment bankers who help them go public. And whilethey don't pretend that they know when the Internet bubble will burst,or what the damage will be, they are convinced that most .comcompanies will never make a dime. The book concludes with somethoughts about investing in this climate, and argues that ignoring theInternet may be as dangerous to your portfolio as investing toomuch. Some guidelines about product cycles and diversification appear,but the biggest rule seems to be: Don't be the one holding the hotpotato at the end of the game. --Lou Schuler ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
I read this book over 2 years ago and am glad I did! This saved me plenty of $$$$.

4-0 out of 5 stars Review for a MBA/MSE Class
With the current shakeout of high tech stocks on both the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchanges, you would think a lot of people were losing money.But according to the authors of this book, the only people losing money are the ones who bought the stocks at overvalued prices.The ones who made money were the insiders and the people who sold before the downturn.These people or the general public that made money were able to find even greater "fools" willing to buy their stocks at those outrageous prices and who were subsequently left with millions in stock value losses.Also, the insiders have cashed out long before the current shakeout going on in the market place.So, the "moral" of the story is to be an insider so that you know what's going on inside the companies you own stock. "The Internet Bubble" focuses on these insiders, namely the venture capitalist (VCs).The authors also talk about the world of investment bankers.The book lists all the major players in the investment banker and venture capitalist world and gives a brief history about each. The authors also have a final note or epilogue to the reader in that you should sell your stocks as soon as possible.Their rational is that all the Internet companies would have to have enormous growth to justify their stock pricing.Of course anyone can say that is time to sell because the Internet bubble will burst, but no one knows when exactly it will burst.If we did, none of us would need to work!Just like today with stocks at a low, I can say that its time to buy because they will go back up eventually.Am I correct?Probably, but the question is when will they go back up?Again, if I knew, I wouldn't need to work! All in all, I did find this book helpful in understanding the world of "insider trading".I would not recommend it to people who already know about investment banking and ventures capitalists. The book is fairly easy to read even though I got confused with all the statistics that were used throughout the book.There is also a comic strip of Doonesbury before each chapter to offer comic relief.These strips mock the world of Internet investing.Even though they mock Internet investing, I find them to be generally true.Examples of this include taking a company public even though they will never show profits.Another comic has an Internet company going public without a robust product and "suckering" the public into buying the stock because they are an Internet company.

5-0 out of 5 stars this book scared the c**p out of me
As a "dot-com" kid I suddenly found it was the new millenium and I had a ton of money to blow. I read this book and the math was so dead-on I knew it was correct. But who could guess when the bubble would burst? Starting in March, 2000 it clearly started to burst but everytime there was a "dead cat bounce" I would go out and buy a million bucks worth of stocks only to watch that million turn to zip when the market fell further. This book is a great book, not from an historical perspective, but from an investment perspective. The fundamentals they talk about to analyze the bubble are useful now in determining which tech companies out there right now might have real value.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, gutsy book
Criticisms first: This book was a) somewhat clunky to read, more like a schema for a book than a book itself; b) somewhat thin; c) a little repetitive; and d) had a title only a glossator could love.

Now ...plaudits: The ever-contrarian freres Perkins are biting the hand that feedsthem -- and it apparently tastes good. After years of being the house petof venture capital firms up and down the West Coast, the last year has seenRed Herring toughen up somewhat. They don't just parrot vapid managementand VC claims -- they analyze them, scoff at them, and generally do thingsthat the trade press isn't supposed to do with full-page buyers of glossyads.

This book continues the tradition, with muscular prose that amountsto chest shots at Kleiner Perkins (it overstates the jobs it has created;it helped fuel the current irresponsible bubble; and uber-investor JohnDoerr's radar regularly locks in on bogies).

This was good, toughjournalism. While it may just be a coincidence, but I have found itheartily refreshing to see this book out, followed by Fortune's recentcover piece on dot-com financial machinations, and the Forbes expose onMicroStrategy.

Redemptive and highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent book, easy read
this book was a fabulous read.I especially enjoyed the Dilbert cartoons at the front of each chapter.Does anyone know where to get these photos.My book is at homeand I want to download them from my computer.Ichecked Dilbert siteand nothing.A must read for a reality check intothese markets. ... Read more

15. Rollins College Alumni: Fred Rogers, Anthony Perkins, Rahul Gandhi, Buddy Ebsen, Gigi Fernández, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Shirley Fry
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Chapters: Fred Rogers, Anthony Perkins, Rahul Gandhi, Buddy Ebsen, Gigi Fernández, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, Shirley Fry, Jack Kramer, Muriel Fox, Chris Russo, Donald J. Cram, Pete Dye, Karen Steele, Elin Nordegren, Pauline Betz, J. Roderick Macarthur, Dorothy Cheney, Ted Schroeder, List of Rollins College Alumni, Lorenzo Borghese, Cornelia Wallace, Christopher Fitzgerald, Dana Ivey, Dorothy Cullman, Jonathan Figg, Larry Burkett, Jane Blalock, Rex Beach, Jim Bowden, Matthew H. Smith, Glenda Hood, Chris Kirkpatrick, Michael Nouri, Robert Lado, Wendy Schaetzel Lesko, Tarita Virtue, Ellie Cornell, Michael K. Randolph, John H. Sykes, Chris Kahl, Clay Bellinger, Mike Nicolette, Eric Bolling, Anthony Gelsomino, John Castino, Marlene Streit, Meg Crofton, Raymond Macdonald Alden, Alice Dye, Leanza Cornett, Sean Cw Johnson, Robert Newton Peck, Scott Reiniger, F. Duane Ackerman, Catherine Cornelius, Ryan Hanigan, Nicola Mar, Chauncey Parker, Olcott Deming, Dianna Fuller Morgan, Betty Rosenquest Pratt, Erin Wallace, Julia Dunn, Herbert Behrens, Greg Selkoe. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 268. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter and television host. Rogers was the host of the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001. Fred McFeely Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, a town located 40 miles (65 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. He was born to James and Nancy Rogers; he spent many years as an only child. Early in his life he spent much of his free time with his maternal grandfather, Fred McFeely, who would later move to Florida, and had an interest in music. He would often sing along as his mother would play the piano, and at the age of five, he began...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=137869 ... Read more

16. Theatre Arts Monthly Magazine April 1958 Anthony Perkins The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
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17. South Florida Bulls Men's Soccer Players: Jeff Cunningham, Troy Perkins, Anthony Wallace, Mark Chung, Tom Fitzgerald, Andrew Restrepo
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Chapters: Jeff Cunningham, Troy Perkins, Anthony Wallace, Mark Chung, Tom Fitzgerald, Andrew Restrepo, Yohance Marshall, Christian Jimenez, Brian Waltrip. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 39. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt:Appearances (Goals). National team caps and goals correct as of March 5, 2010Jeff Cunningham (born August 21, 1976, in Montego Bay) is a Jamaican-born American soccer player who currently plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer. Cunningham was born in Jamaica, but moved to Crystal River, Florida at the age of fourteen. He played college soccer at the University of South Florida from 1994 to 1997. As a sophomore and a junior, Cunningham was named first-team All-Conference USA, and as a senior he was named Conference USA Player of the Year. He finished his career at USF with forty-one goals and thirty-six assists. Upon graduating, Cunningham was selected ninth overall in the 1998 MLS College Draft by the Columbus Crew. As a rookie, he played in twenty-five games, mostly as a substitute, and tied the rookie record for goals (since broken by Damani Ralph) with eight. Cunningham became a starter in 1999 and held that role for several years. In 182 games for Columbus, he scored sixty-two goals and notched forty-three assists. He was named to the MLS Best XI in 2002, after scoring sixteen goals and adding five assists. Cunningham was traded to the Colorado Rapids for a first-round draft pick after a disappointing 2004 season. He left the Crew tied with Brian McBride for the all-time team lead in goals. Cunningham finished the 2005 season with twelve league goals for Colorado. He scored twice against Fulham F.C. of the Premier League in the 2005 MLS All-Star Game. His showing in an all-star game against Real Madrid also earned good reviews, despite MLS's 50 loss. ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1166612 ... Read more

18. Anthony Perkins
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 - September 12, 1992) was an American actor, best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and its three sequels.Perkins was born in New York City, the son of Janet Esselstyn (née Rane), and stage and film actor James Ripley Osgood Perkins. He is a descendant of a mayflower passenger John Howland. He attended The Brooks School, The Browne & Nichols School, Columbia University and Rollins College, having moved to Boston in 1942, five years after his father's death. ... Read more

19. Split Image - The Life of Anthony Perkins
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20. Vida de un pistolero económico.(Anthony Perkins): An article from: Proceso
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Title: Vida de un pistolero económico.(Anthony Perkins)
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