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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gerry Souter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born:


-- Website -- http://www.avril1.com/
-- Gerry Souter on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=gerry+souter


Illinois Connection

Souter attended the art institute in Chicago and now lives in Arlington Heights.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gerry Souter and his wife Janet are authors of more than 40 books for mainstream publishers. Gerry has been a television and video director, producer and writer for 15 years as well as an international assignment photographer, cinematographer, book illustrator, editorial cartoonist and all-around swell guy. He has traveled and worked around the world and the Souters' books have been translated into many languages. They currently have agents and publishers in New York, Paris, London and California.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) '''A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Holdup Program''' Gerry Souter takes the audience back to a time when outlaws lived bold and died hard. Based on his book, Guns of Outlaws Weapons of the American Bad Man, Souter relates myths and amusing truths about gunslingers and lawmen, 1840 to 1940. Stories include Pearl Hart, who learned that successful stagecoach robberies required a horse; the marshal who used a commemorative rifle to rob a nearby bank; and why Bonnie and Clyde paid for lodging with dimes and nickels. (Adults; 45-60 min; $150 negotiable with permission to sell books)

Selected Titles At Your Library

American Flyer :
ISBN: 1586635743. OCLC Number: 49312519

Friedman/Fairfax,. .

American flyer :
ISBN: 1402718551. OCLC Number: 947033479

Friedman Fairfax Pub,. .

American shooter :
ISBN: 9781597978729. OCLC Number: 779165243

Potomac Books, Inc.,. .

Arlington Heights, Illinois :
ISBN: 0738518689. OCLC Number: 48251455

Arcadia,. .

Arlington Heights, Illinois :
ISBN: 1596296747. OCLC Number: 319595165

History Press,. .

Battle tanks :
ISBN: 0766026582. OCLC Number: 62408717

Enslow Publishers,. .

Examines tanks such as the M60A1 Patton, the M1A2 Abrams, and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and how they are used.

Bringing photos, music, and video into your Web page /
ISBN: 0766020827. OCLC Number: 51042877

Enslow,. .

Learn how to add photos, sound, and videos to you Web site.

Burlington Zephyrs /
ISBN: 1580070825. OCLC Number: 60838209

Specialty ;. .

Buying and selling multimedia services
ISBN: 1136134387. OCLC Number: 605461299

Focal Press,. .

Buying and selling multimedia services /
ISBN: 0240802721. OCLC Number: 35928175

Focal Press,. .

Classic Lionel trains /
ISBN: 0760311382. OCLC Number: 49936625

MBI Pub. Co.,. .

Classic toy trains /
ISBN: 0760313679. OCLC Number: 51157574

MBI Pub.,. .

Text and photographs present a history of toy trains.

Creating animation for your Web page /
ISBN: 0766020835. OCLC Number: 51022752

Enslow,. .

Learn how to create animated pictures and add them to your Web site.

Creating E-reports and online presentations /
ISBN: 0766020800. OCLC Number: 51554600

Enslow,. .

Carefully explained examples illustrate the steps involved in creating a good report.

Diego Rivera :
ISBN: 9781844846559. OCLC Number: 213472504

Parkstone International,. .

Diego Rivera is celebrated by Gerry Souter as a virtuoso Mexican muralist, where he could express at once his legend and myths, his technical talent, his intense story-telling focus and self-indulgent ideological convictions. His easel paintings and drawings also constitute a large body of both his early and late work and are represented in the book. Gerry Souter, the author of Frida Kahlo, overcomes his huge admiration for Diego Rivera to give the artist a human dimension, found in his political choices, his love affairs and his belief that this truth was Mexico, the language of his thoughts, the blood in his veins, the azure sky above his resting place.--Publisher description.

Edward Hopper :
ISBN: 1859954200. OCLC Number: 166796818

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This volume presents a series of reproductions (etchings, watercolors, and oil on canvas paintings) from American realist painter and printmaker Edward Hopper (1882-1967). In both his urban and rural scenes, his sparse and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Done in cold colors and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hoppers paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression. Despite his numerous trips to Europe, he remained impervious to the major trends revolutionizing painting at the time, such as cubism or surrealism. Dedicated to a very personal approach to his subjects, he modeled himself on classical painters, such as Rembrandt, Degas, or Daumier. His paintings of gas stations, motels, and scenes from everyday life represent an aesthetic testimony to individualism, wide open spaces, and the fundamental values of the American nation.

Edward Hopper :
ISBN: 1906981620. OCLC Number: 778447718

Parkstone Press USA,. .

"In his works, Hopper poetically expressed the solitude of man confronted to the American way of life as it developed in the 1920s. Inspired by the movies and particularly by the various camera angles and attitudes of characters, his paintings expose the alienation of mass culture. Done in cold colours and inhabited by anonymous characters, Hopper's paintings also symbolically reflect the Great Depression. Through a series of different reproductions (etchings, watercolours, and oil-on-canvas paintings), as well as thematic and artistic analysis, the author sheds new light on the enigmatic and tortured world of this outstanding figure"--

Founding fathers :
ISBN: 1862006237. OCLC Number: 757731249

SevenOaks,. .

Military, political, and social events are explored through the text plus 15 facsimile items.

Frida Kahlo :
ISBN: 0760778000. OCLC Number: 262223396

Barnes & Noble,. .

Frida Kahlo.
ISBN: 9781780422923. OCLC Number: 758334324

Parkstone International,. .

Introduction; The Wild Thing; Death of Innocence; Señora Diego Rivera; Affair of the Art; I urgently need the dough!; Long live joy, life, Diego ... ; Conclusion; Biography; Bibliography; Index.

James Buchanan :
ISBN: 9781602530447. OCLC Number: 191207327

Child's World,. .

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of James Buchanan, fifteenth president of the United States.

James Buchanan :
ISBN: 1567668526. OCLC Number: 45166583

Child's World,. .

Discusses the early life, family, political career, and contributions of the fifteenth president of the United States.

Lionel :
ISBN: 0760305056. OCLC Number: 44493403

MBI Pub. Co.,. .

Lionel :
ISBN: 0760319308. OCLC Number: 62102293

MBI Pub.,. .

Malevich :
ISBN: 9781780429267. OCLC Number: 793511481

Parkstone International,. .

This study describes the artistic influences on Malevich's style and theories, from Futurism to design and architecture, while also shedding light on his personal life. Gerry Souter skilfully not only exposes the great artist that Malevich was, but also reveals the life of the man behind the name.

Malevich :
ISBN: 185995684X. OCLC Number: 192011954

Parkstone Press International,. .

"Kazimir Malevich (1878 - 1935) was a painter and a great art theorist but first and foremost he was the founder of Suprematism (pure abstraction), a style based on geometrical forms. "Suprematism" he wrote, "has led me to discover something that had not been understood until then _ there is in human consciousness an imperious desire of space and the will to escape from Earth?" This new publication presents the brilliant works of Malevich, the original painter, who until the age of twentyseven had no professional background as a painter, and who learned to draw out of curiosity and out of his will to learn. Gerry Souter once more offers us the works of a brilliant artist as well as a new perspective on the artist's personality."--Pub. website.

Military rifles :
ISBN: 0766026620. OCLC Number: 65064716

Enslow Publishers,. .

Discusses the most important piece of military equipment, the rifle.

Millard Fillmore :
ISBN: 9781609540487. OCLC Number: 847730596

Child's World,. .

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States.

Millard Fillmore :
ISBN: 1602530424. OCLC Number: 183392238

Child's World,. .

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States.

Modern toy trains /
ISBN: 076031179X. OCLC Number: 49679907

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Three decades of toy trains, describing how corporations and enthusiasts have transformed the hobby with the aid of computer-driven features, state-of-the-art casting processes and overseas productions.

Researching on the Internet using search engines, bulletin boards, and listservs /
ISBN: 0766020819. OCLC Number: 51042875

Enslow,. .

Learn how to research the Internet and find the information you need by using search enginges, bulletin boards, listservs, and chatrooms.

Rivera /
ISBN: 1844846032. OCLC Number: 778435990

Parkstone Press International,. .

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Secret service agent and careers in federal protection /
ISBN: 0766026515. OCLC Number: 70884945

Enslow Publishers,. .

Provides an introduction to the U.S. Secret Service, an agency charged with protecting the president of the United States and other government officials, and the Federal Protective Service, whose agents guard federal properties and investigate criminal activity, and describes different jobs within these organizations.

The American fire station /
ISBN: 0760309299. OCLC Number: 56397787

MBI Pub. Co.,. .

The American toy train /
ISBN: 0760306206. OCLC Number: 41925544

MBI,. .

In the 20th century, perhaps no toy has enjoyed as much adulation as the toy train. It seems virtually everyone who came of age before the era of the computer chip was once a scale-size railroad baron, building empires on their parents' living room floors. As we debark for the 21st century, the popularity of toy trains as playthings has been somewhat displaced by high-tech electronic gadgetry, but their desirability to collectors and hobbyists rolls ahead more determined than ever.

The Earnhardts :
ISBN: 9780313358418. OCLC Number: 533395366

Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO,. .

From mid-century dirt tracks to today's super speedways, The Earnhardts: A Biography tells the remarkable story of a racing family-Dale, his father Ralph, and son Dale Jr.-whose careers span the full history of NASCAR and whose accomplishments define this unique American motorsport.''Drawing on extensive research, including interviews with friends, family, and sports writers covering the NASCAR scene, Gerry Souter follows the Earnhardts' story from Ralph's short track racing in cars he built himself to Dale's record-setting career and shocking death to Dale Jr.'s emergence as one of the sport's most popular figures today. Through the lives of the Earnhardts, and their unmatched legacy of hard work and victory, readers see American stock car racing evolve from its rural Southern roots into a nationwide phenomenon.''

The founding of the United States experience, 1763-1815
ISBN: 1844421120. OCLC Number: 81269042

Carlton Books,. .

This unique narrative spans the French-Indian Wars of the 1760s and the Jacksonian era--a period in which the fires of rebellion were stoked, and a fledging nation took her place among the world's powers. Features reproductions of rare documents, memorabilia, & audio CD with more than 70 minutes of readings of contemporary letters, diaries, and documents.

The founding of the United States experience, 1763-1815 /
ISBN: 0891418997. OCLC Number: 73293962

Presidio Press,. .

This slip-cased collectible provides a unique glimpse into the birth of a nation. Military, political, and social events are explored through the text and audio CD plus 30 facsimile items.

The Knights of the Round Table puzzle quest
ISBN: 1780976151. OCLC Number: 993944026

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The Vietnam War experience /
ISBN: 1844420574. OCLC Number: 175284548

Carlton,. .

War in Afghanistan and Iraq /
ISBN: 1847328954. OCLC Number: 711041789

Carlton Books,. .

Uses dramatic photographs, detailed illustrations, maps, and easy-to-follow text to tell the story of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in an accessible way for young readers, showing how servicemen and women live and fight while training the Afghan and Iraqi armies to defend their countries and provide security to their cities and villages.

Warren G. Harding :
ISBN: 9781609540630. OCLC Number: 910966147

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A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Warren G. Harding, twenty-ninth president of the United States.

Warren G. Harding :
ISBN: 1602530572. OCLC Number: 191207332

Child's World,. .

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Warren G. Harding, twenty-ninth president of the United States.