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A familiar compound ghost
  • Author : Sarah Annes Brown
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781526125415
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • A Familiar Compound Ghost explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious double, the reanimation of a corpse, or the discovery of an ancient ruin hidden in a modern city. In this scholarly and suggestive study, Brown identifies moments where this affinity between allusion and the uncanny is used by writers to generate a particular textual charge, where uncanny elements are used to flag patterns of allusion and to point to the haunting presence of an earlier work. A Familiar Compound Ghost traces the subtle patterns of connection between texts centuries, even millennia apart, from Greek tragedy and Latin epic, through the plays of Shakespeare and the Victorian novel, to contemporary film, fiction and poetry. Each chapter takes a different uncanny motif as its focus: doubles, ruins, reanimation, ghosts and journeys to the underworld.

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    Refugees from an Imaginary Country
  • Author : Darrell Schweitzer
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : UOM:39015061465350
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  • Genre : Fantasy fiction
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    A Covert Affair
  • Author : Jennet Conant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1439168504
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : History
  • Bestselling author Jennet Conant brings us a stunning account of Julia and Paul Child’s experiences as members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in the Far East during World War II and the tumultuous years when they were caught up in the McCarthy Red spy hunt in the 1950s and behaved with bravery and honor. It is the fascinating portrait of a group of idealistic men and women who were recruited by the citizen spy service, slapped into uniform, and dispatched to wage political warfare in remote outposts in Ceylon, India, and China. The eager, inexperienced 6 foot 2 inch Julia springs to life in these pages, a gangly golf-playing California girl who had never been farther abroad than Tijuana. Single and thirty years old when she joined the staff of Colonel William Donovan, Julia volunteered to be part of the OSS’s ambitious mission to develop a secret intelligence network across Southeast Asia. Her first post took her to the mountaintop idyll of Kandy, the headquarters of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, the supreme commander of combined operations. Julia reveled in the glamour and intrigue of her overseas assignment and lifealtering romance with the much older and more sophisticated Paul Child, who took her on trips into the jungle, introduced her to the joys of curry, and insisted on educating both her mind and palate. A painter drafted to build war rooms, Paul was a colorful, complex personality. Conant uses extracts from his letters in which his sharp eye and droll wit capture the day-to-day confusion, excitement, and improbability of being part of a cloak- and-dagger operation. When Julia and Paul were transferred to Kunming, a rugged outpost at the foot of the Burma Road, they witnessed the chaotic end of the war in China and the beginnings of the Communist revolution that would shake the world. A Covert Affair chronicles their friendship with a brilliant and eccentric array of OSS agents, including Jane Foster, a wealthy, free-spirited artist, and Elizabeth MacDonald, an adventurous young reporter. In Paris after the war, Julia and Paul remained close to their intelligence colleagues as they struggled to start new lives, only to find themselves drawn into a far more terrifying spy drama. Relying on recently unclassified OSS and FBI documents, as well as previously unpublished letters and diaries, Conant vividly depicts a dangerous time in American history, when those who served their country suddenly found themselves called to account for their unpopular opinions and personal relationships.

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    The Seven Basic Plots
  • Author : Christopher Booker
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN : 0826452094
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • "This book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales, via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling." "But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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    The Asylum
  • Author : Simon Doonan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781101594216
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Humor
  • After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious collection of autobiographical essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity. Doonan has witnessed models unable to work for fear of ghosts, gone deep-sea fishing with a couturier pal and his jailbird companion, and watched Anna Wintour remain perfectly calm while the ceiling fell—literally—in the middle of Fashion Week. Once you start looking, he says, you’ll notice telltale signs of lunacy everywhere. Style insiders see patterns and trends in everything; they suffer from outsize personality disorders and delusions of grandeur; and of course, they have a predilection for theatrical makeup and artfully destroyed clothing. No one is more suited to the asylum than the truly die-hard fashionista—after all, eccentricity and extremism are the foundations of great style. With his gimlet eye for the absurd and a love for eccentricity, Doonan’s personal and professional stories never fail to entertain. “The David Sedaris of the style universe” (The Boston Globe) gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat—but always fabulous—fashion world, and proves himself one of the sharpest humorists writing today.

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    Uncanny Bodies
  • Author : Robert Spadoni
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9780520940703
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • In 1931 Universal Pictures released Dracula and Frankenstein, two films that inaugurated the horror genre in Hollywood cinema. These films appeared directly on the heels of Hollywood's transition to sound film. Uncanny Bodies argues that the coming of sound inspired more in these massively influential horror movies than screams, creaking doors, and howling wolves. A close examination of the historical reception of films of the transition period reveals that sound films could seem to their earliest viewers unreal and ghostly. By comparing this audience impression to the first sound horror films, Robert Spadoni makes a case for understanding film viewing as a force that can powerfully shape both the minutest aspects of individual films and the broadest sweep of film production trends, and for seeing aftereffects of the temporary weirdness of sound film deeply etched in the basic character of one of our most enduring film genres.

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    Don't Breathe a Word
  • Author : Jordyn Taylor
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780063038905
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "A fast-paced, exhilarating story about a boarding school shrouded in secrecy and the girl who will do anything to right the institution's wrongs." —Jessica Goodman, Indiebound bestselling author of They Wish They Were Us Critically acclaimed author Jordyn Taylor weaves an addictive thriller perfect for fans of Truly Devious. Eva has never felt like she belonged . . . not in her own family or with her friends in New York City, and certainly not at a fancy boarding school like Hardwick Preparatory Academy. So, when she is invited to join the Fives, an elite secret society, she jumps at the opportunity to finally be a part of something. But what if the Fives are about more than just having the best parties and receiving special privileges from the school? What if they are also responsible for keeping some of Hardwick’s biggest secrets buried? 1962: There is only one reason why Connie would volunteer to be one of the six students to participate in testing Hardwick’s nuclear fallout shelter: Craig Allenby. While the thought of nuclear war sends her into a panic, she can’t pass up the opportunity to spend four days locked in with the school’s golden boy. However, Connie and the other students quickly discover that there is more to this “test” than they previously thought. As they are forced to follow an escalating series of commands, Connie realizes that one wrong move could have dangerous consequences. Separated by sixty years, Eva and Connie’s stories become inextricably intertwined as Eva unravels the mystery of how six students went into the fallout shelter all those years ago . . . but only five came out.

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    Asylum
  • Author : Ambrose Ibsen
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1973212013
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  • Genre : Books
  • What lurks within Chaythe Asylum? College professor Stephen Barlow needs cash. Badly. When a student asks him to head a new campus organization that centers around paranormal research, he puts his skepticism aside and signs on in the hopes of scoring a fat bonus.Enter Chaythe Asylum--a long-shuttered and controversial institution where patients were allegedly subjected to unethical experiments. Closed in 1989 after a series of grisly murders, Stephen deems the old building as good a place as any to explore the possibility of the supernatural and arranges to take a tour with his students.But it turns out that the asylum is not as abandoned as it seems. There is something sinister in the building. It has watched and waited for nearly three decades, and when Stephen and his students enter, they find themselves at the center of a nightmare 28 years in the making.ASYLUM is the first novel in the Afterlife Investigations trilogy.THE AFTERLIFE INVESTIGATIONSAsylumForestThe Occupant

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    The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen
  • Author : Hope Nicholson
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781594749490
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A woman's place is saving the universe. Think comic books can’t feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you’ll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who’ve populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women’s roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they’ve always been there.

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    Eldritch Tales
  • Author : H.P. Lovecraft
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN : 9780575099364
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Following on from the phenomenal success of NECRONOMICON comes ELDRITCH TALES. Howard Phillips Lovecraft died at the age of 47, but in his short life he turned out dozens of stories which changed the face of horror. His extraordinary imagination spawned both the Elder God Cthulhu and his eldritch cohorts, and the strangely compelling town of Innsmouth, all of which feature within these pages. This collection gathers together the rest of Lovecraft's rarely seen but extraordinary short fiction, including the whole of the long-out-of-print collection FUNGI FROM YOGGOTH. Many of these stories have never been available in the UK! Stephen Jones, one of the world's foremost editors of dark fiction, will complete the Lovecraft story in his extensive afterword, and award-winning artist Les Edwards will provide numerous illustrations for this must-have companion volume to NECRONOMICON.

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    A Nazi in the Family
  • Author : Derek Niemann
  • Publisher : Short Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781780722238
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  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • WARTIME BERLIN: The Niemann family - Karl, Minna and their four children - live in a quiet, suburban enclave. Every day Karl commutes to work, a business manager travelling around inspecting his ?factories?. In the evenings he returns home to life as a normal family man.Three years ago Derek Niemann, born and raised in Scotland, made the chilling discovery that his grandfather Karl had been an officer in the SS - and that his ?business? used thousands of slave labourers in concentration camps, such as Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen. Derek had known little about the German side of his family, but now a lifetime of unsettling hints and clues began to fall into place.With the help of surviving relatives and hundreds of previously unknown family photographs, Derek uncovers the true story of what Karl did. A Nazi in the Family is an illuminating portrayal of how ordinary people can fall into the service of a monstrous regime.

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    Asylum
  • Author : Madeleine Roux
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780007538256
  • Reader Reviews : 47
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past... A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

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    Welcome to Arkham Asylum
  • Author : Sharon Packer, M.D.,Daniel R. Fredrick
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781476670980
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane is a staple of the Batman universe, evolving into a franchise comprised of comic books, graphic novels, video games, films, television series and more. The Arkham franchise, supposedly light-weight entertainment, has tackled weighty issues in contemporary psychiatry. Its plotlines reference clinical and ethical controversies that perplex even the most up-to-date professionals. The 25 essays in this collection explore the significance of Arkham's sinister psychiatrists, murderous mental patients, and unethical geneticists. It invites debates about the criminalization of the mentally ill, mental patients who move from defunct state hospitals into expanding prisons, madness versus badness, sociopathy versus psychosis, the "insanity defense" and more. Invoking literary figures from Lovecraft to Poe to Caligari, the 25 essays in this collection are a broad-ranging and thorough assessment of the franchise and its relationship to contemporary psychiatry.

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    Fortress of Terror: 550+ Horror Classics, Supernatural Mysteries & Macabre Tales
  • Author : Edgar Allan Poe,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,H. P. Lovecraft,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,Arthur Machen,William Hope Hodgson,Arthur Conan Doyle,Grant Allen,Mary Shelley,Bram Stoker,Théophile Gautier,Richard Marsh,Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu,Thomas Hardy,Charles Dickens,Rudyard Kipling,Guy de Maupassant,Elizabeth Gaskell,Mark Twain,Daniel Defoe,Jerome K. Jerome,Fitz-James O'Brien,Catherine Crowe,Émile Erckmann,Alexandre Chatrian,Pedro De Alarçon,Walter Hubbell,Amelia B. Edwards,Washington Irving,John Meade Falkner,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,Louisa M. Alcott,Edith Nesbit,Mary Louisa Molesworth,Francis Marion Crawford,John Kendrick Bangs,Gertrude Atherton,J. K. Huysmans,John Buchan,Sabine Baring-Gould,Cleveland Moffett,Louis Tracy,Nikolai Gogol,James Malcolm Rymer,Thomas Peckett Prest,Frederick Marryat,Oscar Wilde,Robert Louis Stevenson,H. G. Wells,Charlotte Perkins Gilman,W. W. Jacobs,H. H. Munro (Saki),Wilhelm Hauff,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Robert W. Chambers,Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Thomas De Quincey,William Makepeace Thackeray,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Robert E. Howard,David Lindsay,Marie Belloc Lowndes,Edward Bellamy,Jack London,Pliny the Younger,Helena Blavatsky,Fergus Hume,Florence Marryat,Villiers de l'Isle Adam,William Archer,William F. Harvey,Katherine Rickford,Ralph Adams Cram,Leopold Kompert,Brander Matthews,Vincent O'Sullivan,Ellis Parker Butler,A. T. Quiller-Couch,Fiona Macleod,Lafcadio Hearn,William T. Stead,Gambier Bolton,Andrew Jackson Davis,Nizida,Walter F. Prince,Chester Bailey Fernando,Leonard Kip,Frank R. Stockton,Bithia Mary Croker,Catherine L. Pirkis,Leonid Andreyev,Anatole France,Olivia Howard Dunbar,Richard Le Gallienne,Sax Rohmer,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Matthew Gregory Lewis,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,John William Polidori,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Marjorie Bowen,George W. M. Reynolds,M. P. Shiel,Adelbert von Chamisso,S. Mukerji
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 22431
  • ISBN : 9788027247158
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Cask of Amontillado The Black Cat… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental… H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal The Evil Eye… John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm… Algernon Blackwood: The Willows A Haunted Island A Case of Eavesdropping Ancient Sorceries… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Marjorie Bowen: Black Magic Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles The Silver Hatchet… Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Terror by Night… Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Birth Mark The House of the Seven Gables… Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Terror… William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land M. P. Shiel: Shapes in the Fire Ralph Adams Cram: Black Spirits and White Grant Allen: The Reverend John Creedy Dr. Greatrex's Engagement… Horace Walpole: The Cas...

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    Zarathustra's Secret
  • Author : Joachim Köhler
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0300092784
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • In this groundbreaking biography, the author seeks to understand Nietzsche's philosophy through a reconstruction of his inner life. "Briskly written . . . almost a philosophical detective story."--"Volksblatt." 43 illustrations.

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    Malakut and Other Stories
  • Author : Bahrām Ṣādiqī,Bahram Sadeqi
  • Publisher : Ibex Publishers
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9781588140845
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Malakut and Other Stories is a collection of eleven short stories and a novella by Bahram Sadeqi. In spite of his short life and small body of writing, Sadeqi's work has had a strong impact and influence on modern Persian fiction. Kaveh Basmenji's fluent translations effortlessly bring this significant writer to the English reader.

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    As Old As Time
  • Author : Liz Braswell
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Pages : 421
  • ISBN : 9781484707494
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • What if Belle's mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast's enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle's mind—memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her mother is none other than the beautiful enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.

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    The Haunted House in Women’s Ghost Stories
  • Author : Emma Liggins
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN : 9783030407520
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • This book explores Victorian and modernist haunted houses in female-authored ghost stories as representations of the architectural uncanny. It reconsiders the gendering of the supernatural in terms of unease, denial, disorientation, confinement and claustrophobia within domestic space. Drawing on spatial theory by Gaston Bachelard, Henri Lefebvre and Elizabeth Grosz, it analyses the reoccupation and appropriation of space by ghosts, women and servants as a means of addressing the opposition between the past and modernity. The chapters consider a range of haunted spaces, including ancestral mansions, ghostly gardens, suburban villas, Italian churches and houses subject to demolition and ruin. The ghost stories are read in the light of women’s non-fictional writing on architecture, travel, interior design, sacred space, technology, the ideal home and the servant problem. Women writers discussed include Elizabeth Gaskell, Margaret Oliphant, Vernon Lee, Edith Wharton, May Sinclair and Elizabeth Bowen. This book will appeal to students and researchers in the ghost story, Female Gothic and Victorian and modernist women’s writing, as well as general readers with an interest in the supernatural.

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    Party Like a President
  • Author : Brian Abrams
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780761180845
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  • Genre : History
  • There’s the office: President of the United States. And then there’s the man in the office—prone to temptation and looking to unwind after a long day running the country. Celebrating the decidedly less distinguished side of the nation’s leaders, humor writer Brian Abrams offers a compelling, hilarious, and true American history on the rocks—a Washington-to-Obama, vice-by-vice chronicle of how the presidents like to party. From explicit love letters to slurred speeches to nude swims at Bing Crosby’s house, reputations are ruined and secrets bared. George Washington brokered the end of the? American Revolution over glasses of Madeira. Ulysses S. Grant rarely drew a sober breath when he was leading the North to victory. And it wasn’t all liquor. Some presidents preferred their drugs—Nixon was a pill-popper. And others chased women instead—both ?the professorial Woodrow Wilson (who signed his love letters “Tiger”) and the good ol’ boy Bill Clinton, though neither could hold a candle to Kennedy, who also received the infamous Dr. Feelgood’s “vitamin” injections of pure amphetamine. Illustrated throughout with infographics (James Garfield’s attempts at circumnavigating the temperance movement), comic strips (George Bush Sr.’s infamous televised vomiting incident), caricatures, and fake archival documents, the book has the smart, funny feel of Mad magazine meets The Colbert Report. Plus, it includes recipes for 44 cocktails inspired by each chapter’s partier-in-chief.

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    Unearthly Asylum
  • Author : P.J. BRACEGIRDLE,P.J Bracegirdle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781847389985
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Joy Wells is fascinated by the strange noises coming from the abandoned Spooking Asylum. She knows all about the famous legends that surround the place, and is certain that she is hearing the guns of long-dead soldiers. But what if something more contemporary is going on? Could it be that the old asylum is not abandoned after all? When Joy's pet frog, Fizz, gets away, Joy travels through the town's old sewers looking for him, only to emerge above ground inside the locked gates of the asylum. And there she uncovers a trail of greed and madness guaranteed to thrill her horror-loving heart! Why don't you join her for a little not-so-harmless mayhem - if you dare!

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    The Sanatorium
  • Author : Sarah Pearse
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN : 9780593296691
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK | An instant New York Times bestseller! “An eerie, atmospheric novel that had me completely on the edge of my seat.” —Reese Witherspoon “This spine-tingling, atmospheric thriller has it all… and twists you’ll never see coming.” —Richard Osman, New York Times bestselling author of The Thursday Murder Club Sarah Pearse's next book, The Retreat, is forthcoming. You won't want to leave. . . until you can't. Half-hidden by forest and overshadowed by threatening peaks, Le Sommet has always been a sinister place. Long plagued by troubling rumors, the former abandoned sanatorium has since been renovated into a five-star minimalist hotel. An imposing, isolated getaway spot high up in the Swiss Alps is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But Elin's taken time off from her job as a detective, so when her estranged brother, Isaac, and his fiancée, Laure, invite her to celebrate their engagement at the hotel, Elin really has no reason not to accept. Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge--there's something about the hotel that makes her nervous. And when they wake the following morning to discover Laure is missing, Elin must trust her instincts if they hope to find her. With the storm closing off all access to the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic. Elin is under pressure to find Laure, but no one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she's the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they are all in. . .

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    The KGB's Poison Factory
  • Author : Boris Volodarsky
  • Publisher : Frontline Books
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9781848325425
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  • Genre : History
  • In late November 2006 the world was shaken by the ruthless assassination in London of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Lt Col of the Russian security service (FSB). The murder was the most notorious crime committed by the Russian intelligence on foreign soil in over three decades. The author, Boris Volodarsky, who was consulted by the Metropolitan Police during the investigation and remains in close contact with Litvinenko’s widow, is a former Russian military intelligence officer and an international expert in special operations. His narrative reveals that since 1917 – beginning with Lenin and his Cheka – the Russian security services have regularly carried out bespoke poisoning operations all over the world to eliminate the enemies of the Kremlin. The author proves that the Litvinenko’s poisoning is just one episode in the chain of murders that continues until the present day. Some of these assassinations or attempted assassinations are already known, others are revealed here for the first time. Uniquely Volodarsky has had a personal involvement in almost every each of the 20 cases, from the radioactive thallium poisoning of the Soviet defector Nikolai Khokhlov in Frankfurt in September 1957 to the ricin ‘umbrella murder’ of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London in 1978. "Here, for the fan of murder thrillers and modern history alike, is a cracking good read. In brilliant light we see what lay for nearly a century behind the London polonium poisoning of British citizen Alexander Litvinenko, former Russian. It was just one recent hit by the world's most prolific serial killer -- the Russian state. With original research guided by his insider's eye and scholarly care, Boris Volodarsky recounts scores of murders. Assassination emerges as state policy, as institutionalized bureacracy, as day-to-day routine, as laboratory science, as a branch of medicine researching ways not to stave off death but to deliver it in apparently innocent or accidental forms, and as engineering technology, devising ever-new devices to meet each new requirement, from umbrella tips and cigarette cases and rolled-up newspapers -- to Litvinenko's teacup." Tennent H. Bagley, former CIA chief of Soviet Bloc counterintelligence.

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    Branch Library News
  • Author : New York Public Library
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN : UOM:39015033593834
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  • Genre : Classified catalogs
  • Read and download full book Branch Library News

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    Fifty Caribbean Writers
  • Author : Daryl Cumber Dance
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN : 0313239398
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Political Science
  • "Caribbean literature, though distinguished, is only now being discovered, and this handy reference will assist readers in its discovery. . . . Both academic and public libraries will want to accept this invitation to another world." Library Journal

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    Publishers Weekly
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 2076
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105015558328
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  • Genre : American literature
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    The Spectator
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN : UGA:32108057801337
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  • Genre : English literature
  • Read and download full book The Spectator

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    Whodoneit! A Film Guide
  • Author : Terry Rowan
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9781312308060
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  • Genre : Motion pictures
  • Read and download full book Whodoneit! A Film Guide

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    The Pleasures of Reading: A Booklover's Alphabet
  • Author : Catherine Sheldrick Ross
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781610694339
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  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Based on years of ground-breaking research, this book supplies a look at the unique relationship between each text and the individual reader that results in a satisfying, pleasurable, and even life-changing reading experience. • Supplies succinct, authoritative, and readable accounts on a wide range of genre literature and explains why these types of books appeal to readers • Promotes the librarian's role with readers and helps librarians design readers' advisory services to better serve readers • Offers valuable insights into readers and reading based on reading research • Includes an extensive bibliography and list of relevant titles for further reading • Provides a fascinating read for librarians, educators, and avid readers

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    Beneath a Scarlet Sky
  • Author : Mark Sullivan
  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 1503902374
  • Reader Reviews : 45
  • Genre : Books
  • Soon to be a major television event from Pascal Pictures, starring Tom Holland. Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, the USA Today and #1 Amazon Charts bestseller Beneath a Scarlet Sky is the triumphant, epic tale of one young man's incredible courage and resilience during one of history's darkest hours. Pino Lella wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He's a normal Italian teenager--obsessed with music, food, and girls--but his days of innocence are numbered. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow six years his senior. In an attempt to protect him, Pino's parents force him to enlist as a German soldier--a move they think will keep him out of combat. But after Pino is injured, he is recruited at the tender age of eighteen to become the personal driver for Adolf Hitler's left hand in Italy, General Hans Leyers, one of the Third Reich's most mysterious and powerful commanders. Now, with the opportunity to spy for the Allies inside the German High Command, Pino endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret, his courage bolstered by his love for Anna and for the life he dreams they will one day share. Fans of All the Light We Cannot See, The Nightingale, and Unbroken will enjoy this riveting saga of history, suspense, and love.

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    Current Opinion
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 716
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2925286
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  • Genre : Literature
  • Read and download full book Current Opinion

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    Shakespeare's Ear
  • Author : Tim Rayborn
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781510719583
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Humor
  • A “page-turningly entertaining” history of scandals and skulduggery onstage and off (William Lyons, historical adviser for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Filled with fact, folklore, and stories of revenge, murder, affairs, and persecution, Shakespeare’s Ear shows that in the world of theater, the drama can be just as intense behind the scenes. Learn about: An ancient Greek writer of tragedies who dies when an eagle drops a tortoise on his head A sixteenth-century English playwright who lives a double life as a spy and perishes horribly A small Parisian theater where grisly horrors unfold on stage The gold earring that Shakespeare wears in the Chandos portrait, and its connections to bohemians and pirates of the time Journey back to see theatrical shenanigans from the ancient Near East, explore the violent plays of ancient Greece and Rome, revel in the Elizabethan and Jacobean golden age of bloodthirsty drama, delight in the zany and subversive antics of the Commedia dell’arte, and tremble at ghostly incursions into playhouses. Here you will find many fine examples of playwrights, actors, and audiences alike being horrible to each other over the centuries.

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    Coyotes
  • Author : Ted Conover
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780394755182
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Social Science
  • To discover what becomes of Mexicans who come illegally to the United States, Conover disguised himself as an illegal alien, traveling and working across America for more than a year. This is the chronicle of his journey. “Ted Conover lived the bizarre life of the Mexican illegals. Theirs is a sub-terrestrial world of high-wire tensions, of brutal police, of sinister smugglers . . . A devastating document, this one must be read.”—Leon Uris

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    London's Burning
  • Author : Antony Taylor
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781441118875
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  • Genre : History
  • Provides a reading of the popular fiction of London historicized in its political and cultural contexts.

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    THIRST FOR BLOOD - Ultimate Collection for Halloween
  • Author : H. P. Lovecraft,S. Mukerji,Edgar Allan Poe,Arthur Conan Doyle,Arthur Machen,Théophile Gautier,Mary Elizabeth Braddon,Bram Stoker,Richard Marsh,Henry James,Algernon Blackwood,M. R. James,Wilkie Collins,E. F. Benson,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Ambrose Bierce,William Hope Hodgson,M. P. Shiel,Ralph Adams Cram,Grant Allen,Horace Walpole,William Thomas Beckford,Ann Radcliffe,Jane Austen,Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Oscar Wilde,Charles Dickens,Gaston Leroux,Marjorie Bowen,Percy Bysshe Shelley,Theodor Storm,Mary Shelley,Rudyard Kipling,Pedro De Alarçon,Washington Irving,Nikolai Gogol
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 29324
  • ISBN : EAN:4057664557865
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • e-artnow presents the new halloween collection with meticulously picked titles for the lovers of classic thriler horror, mystery and the feel of goose bumbs while reading. Contents: F. Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile The Screaming Skull... Arthur Machen: The Great God Pan The Three Impostors The Hill of Dreams... John Kendrick Bangs: Ghosts That Have Haunted Me Devil in Iron People of the Dark Marie Belloc Lowndes: From Out the Vast Deep Eleanor M. Ingram: The Thing from the Lake The Sorrows of Satan The Headless Horseman The House of the Vampire The Lancashire Witches John R. Musick: The Witch of Salem Fred M. White: Powers of Darkness The Doom of London Edgar Allan Poe: The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Purloined Letter Henry James: The Turn of the Screw The Ghostly Rental Algernon Blackwood: The Willows The Wendigo The Damned H. P. Lovecraft: The Dunwich Horror The Shunned House M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others Wilkie Collins: The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret The Devil's Spectacles E. F. Benson: The Room in the Tower The Man Who Went Too Far The Terror by Night Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter Ambrose Bierce: Can Such Things Be? Soldier-Folk Some Haunted Houses William Hope Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Boats of the Glen Carrig The Ghost Pirates The Night Land Carnacki Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal John William Polidori: The Vampyre Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars The Lair of the White Worm Théophile Gautier: Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot Richard Marsh: The Beetle Tom Ossington's Ghost Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas The Wyvern Mystery George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Guy de Maupassant: The Horla From the Tomb Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle Louisa M. Alcott: The Abbot's Ghost Lost in the Pyramid Edith Nesbit: From the Dead The Mass for the Dead…

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    The Nation
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 872
  • ISBN : UCBK:B000359210
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Current events
  • Read and download full book The Nation

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    The Jewish Tribune
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 850
  • ISBN : UOM:39015031102927
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Jews
  • Read and download full book The Jewish Tribune

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    Current Literature
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN : IND:32000000490260
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Current Literature

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    Contemporary British Novelists
  • Author : Nick Rennison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781134604708
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike.

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    American Latvians
  • Author : Ieva Zake
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781351532563
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • This book analyzes the political experience of a small and unique American ethnic group-American Latvians. This community was constituted by post-World War II political refugees, who fled Communism and arrived in the United States seeking safety and protection. For decades, they insisted on preserving their ethnic identity and therefore did not call themselves Latvian Americans. Instead, they formed a distinctive double identity, that is, they blended into the American society economically and socially, but refused to become assimilated culturally and politically. The book offers a detailed look into the life of this community of political refugees, which also provides a novel perspective on the Cold War as experienced by certain ethnic groups. From a theoretical point of view, the book makes two major contributions. First, it reasserts the need to understand the generalized category of "white Americans" or "white ethnics" with more nuance and attention to differences, and, second, it strengthens the so-called realist claim that refugees are not like other immigrants. In order to achieve these goals, the book provides compelling descriptions and interpretations of the most politically relevant moments in the experience of American Latvians in the period between the 1950s and the 1990s. Concretely, the book deals with topics as the American Latvians' anti-communist activism, the impact of the hunt for Nazis on Latvian emigres, the Soviet Union's anti-emigre propaganda campaigns and the exiled Latvians' involvement in the politics of national liberation in Latvia. The author strives to reveal the complexity of the refugee experience in the United States during the Cold War and its aftermath. Since such aspects of the life of ethnic groups in the United States have not been sufficiently studied, this book makes a substantial contribution to a fuller understanding of American immigration history and sociology of ethnic groups. It is well written, expertly organized, and will be of interest to a large readership at many levels of academia.