These days, if you are interested in learning a new skill or taking up a hobby, there is no shortage of information available about it online. No matter how obscure, you can be sure that there will be at least a couple of instructional videos along with a compilation of videos depicting people failing in humorous ways. However, back before the internet it wasn’t as easy to find information as your only sources would be either books or talking to an expert. Many of these books are still around and the digital versions can be read for free.
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Although Westerns appear to have fallen out of favor with modern audiences, they were once a staple of both the literary and film world. Contemporary shows, such as West World, has put a new science fiction spin on the genre, but readers yearning for tales set in the American Old West frontier have less newer material to choose from.
Mention the word “espionage” and most people think of James Bond. However, the cloak-and-dagger genre of literature has a lot more spies than Ian Fleming’s most famous creation. In fact, even Sherlock Holmes, the fictional detective brought to life by Arthur Conan Doyle dabbled in some double agent duties in a few of his books. While not all spies have gone on to receive blockbuster film adaptations, it doesn’t make their adventures any less riveting.
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