Here's a find -- thanks to my Dad -- sure to interest many film buffs: ANTHONY MANN: THE LIFE AND FILMS.
This new book by William Darby will be out on April 13, 2009.
It will be published by McFarland & Company, which publishes many interesting books on film and television. (I'd love to add the pricey history of the TV show THE VIRGINIAN to my collection one day; when I was a teenager I loved watching it in reruns.)
Mann was previously the subject of a book by historian Jeanine Basinger; she updated her 1979 book in 2007.
Mann films previously reviewed here include HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948), which he worked on without credit; the outstanding THE TALL TARGET (1951), about a plot to kill Abraham Lincoln on the way to his inauguration; the entertaining western BEND OF THE RIVER (1952); and THUNDER BAY (1953), which I found to be one of Mann's lesser efforts.