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31 Bond Street

By Ellen Horan
  • ISBN Code: : 1443402761
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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Though there are no witnesses and no clues, when Dr. Harvey Burdell is found dead in his lower Manhattan townhouse, fingers point to Emma Cunningham, the refined, pale-skinned widow who managed Burdell's house and his servants. Rumoured to be a black-hearted gold digger with designs on the doctor's name and fortune, Emma is immediately put under house arrest during the murder investigation. A swift conviction is sure to catapult flamboyant district attorney Abraham Oakey Hall into the mayor's seat. But one formidable obstacle stands in his way: the defence attorney Henry Clinton. Committed to justice and the law, Clinton will aid the vulnerable widow in her desperate fight to save herself from the gallows. Set in 1857 New York, this gripping mystery is also a richly detailed excavation of a lost age. Horan vividly recreates a tumultuous era characterized by a sensationalist press, aggressive new wealth, a booming real-estate market, racial conflict, economic inequality between men and women, and the erosion of the old codes of behaviour. A tale of murder, sex, greed and politics, this spellbinding narrative transports us to a time that eerily echoes our own.

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Be as in love with your jeans, sweatpants, or flannels as you want, it’s hard to refute the sumptuous feel of a finely tailored suit—as well as the statement of power that comes with it. For over a century the suit has dominated wardrobes, its simple form making it the go-to attire for boardrooms, churches, or cocktail bars—anywhere one wants to make an impression. But this ubiquity has allowed us to take the suit’s history for granted, and its complex construction, symbolic power, and many shifting meanings have been lost to all but the most devout sartorialists. In The Suit, Christopher Breward unstitches the story of our most familiar garment. He shows how its emergence at the end of the seventeenth century reflects important political rivalries and the rise of modern democratic society. He follows the development of technologies in the textile industry and shows how they converge on the suit as an ideal template of modern fashion, which he follows across the globe—to South and East Asia especially—where the suit became an icon of Western civilization. The quintessential emblem of conformity and the status quo, the suit ironically became, as Breward unveils, the perfect vehicle for artists, musicians, and social revolutionaries to symbolically undermine hegemonic culture, twisting and tearing the suit into political statements. Looking at the suit’s adoption by women, Breward goes on to discuss the ways it signals and engages gender. He closes by looking at the suit’s apparent decline—woe the tyranny of business casual!—and questioning its survival in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and written with the authority a Zegna or Armani itself commands, The Suit offers new perspectives on this familiar—yet special—garment.

The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom

By Ed Koch,Gregg Stebben
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510734163
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 325
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Book Short Summary:

Whether you love its pace or are mystified by its immensity, New York City has a seemingly limitless capacity to spark both refreshingly blunt observations and eloquent descriptions of its daily life and motion. It has inspired countless artists, musicians, and even politicians, all of whom embody the essence of the city: profound, prophetic, quirky, amusing, tough, and amazingly varied. Inside you’ll find words of wisdom from a plethora of noteworthy New Yorkers, including: Joe Namath Donald Trump Edie Falco Woody Allen Marilyn Monroe Joan Rivers Rudy Giuliani Bette Midler Spike Lee And many, many more! New York boasts a cast of colorful characters like nowhere else, and in The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom they’ll tell you all about their beloved home, as only real New Yorkers could.

The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

By Robin Odell
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  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Book Code : 1849014361
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 766
  • Pdf File: the-mammoth-book-of-bizarre-crimes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You couldn't make it up: incredible real-life criminal cases A fascinating A-Z of murderous crimes which spans the globe and the centuries in uncovering the extremes of human criminality in all its strangeness. This collection of unusual, if not sensational, murder cases recalls strange crimes of the past and offers insights into particularly macabre and shocking modern murders. Many of the cases also shed light on advances in crime detection, law enforcement and forensic science. Cases include: Krystian Bala, the Polish writer who killed a rival, and then used the murder as the plot for a novel; Alexander Pichuskin, who was stopped one short of killing the 64 victims he needed to 'fill a chess board'; John Lee, 'the man they could not hang' who survived three attempts to execute him; and Adelaide Bartlett, who was accused of killing her husband with chloroform, but was acquitted because no one could work out how she had done it - and she wouldn't say.

Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911

By Drew Gray
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  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Book Code : 0500775729
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: murder-maps.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vivid and intriguing, Murder Maps plots the nineteenth century’s most dramatic murders from around the world onto meticulous diagrams and period maps, and recounts the brilliant detective work that solved the cases. Elegant period maps and compelling crime analysis illuminate this disquieting volume, which reexamines the most captivating and intriguing homicides of the nineteenth century. Organized geographically, the elements of each murder—from the prior movements of both killer and victim to the eventual location of the body—are meticulously replotted using archival maps and bespoke plans, taking readers on a perilous journey around the murder hot spots of the world. From the “French Ripper,” Joseph Vacher, who roamed the French countryside brutally mutilating and murdering at least eleven people, to H. H. Holmes and his “Murder Castle” in Chicago, crime expert Dr. Drew Gray recounts the details of each case. His forensic examination uncovers both the horrifying details of the crimes themselves and the ingenious detective work that led to the capture of the murderers. Throughout the book, Gray highlights the development of police methods and technology, from the introduction of the police whistle to the standardization of the mug shot to the use of fingerprinting and radiotelegraphy in apprehending criminals. Vividly recreating over one hundred individual murder cases through historic maps, photographs, newspaper excerpts, court papers, and police reports, Murder Maps is perfect for everyone interested in criminal history, forensics, or the macabre.

Drama / Comedy Awards 1917-1996

By Heinz-D. Fischer
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110955784
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: drama-comedy-awards-1917-1996.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.

The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain

By David Kemp
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1554883474
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 543
  • Pdf File: the-pleasures-and-treasures-of-britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King’s Cross station in London? What is the telephone number of the National Theatre? what is the best place to eat in Worcester? Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland) Was Pointius Pilate born in Pitlochry? The answers to these questions and literally thousands more are to be found in David Kemp’s fascinating guidebook, The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain. Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. Each city section begins with a concise, readable history and a guided walk around the town, planned to take in as many of the significant local sights as can comfortably be included. Next are exhaustive listings, including telephone numbers and addresses, of everything a culturally curious visitor might want to seek out: theatre, art galleries, museums, antique markets, antiquarian and other bookstores, restaurants, lcoal fairs and festivals and more. Finally, under the headings of Artistic Associations and Ephemera, each section concludes with an entertaining collection of local lore, gossip, legend and anecdote.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 4

By Thomas Jefferson
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691184623
  • Total of Pages : 806
  • Category : History
  • Members : 229
  • Pdf File: the-papers-of-thomas-jefferson-retirement-series-volume-4.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Volume Four of this definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death includes 581 documents from 18 June 1811 to 30 April 1812. Between these two dates, Jefferson famously declares that, "tho' an old man, I am but a young gardener"; expresses hostility to dogs and joins in a petition for a tax to reduce their numbers; calculates lines for a horizontal sundial; surveys part of his Bedford County estate; and draws up work schedules for his Poplar Forest plantation and detailed slave lists for Poplar Forest and Monticello. Jefferson also takes readings of a solar eclipse; attempts to determine Monticello's longitude; measures Willis Mountain; and calls for a fixed international standard for measures, weights, and coins. Joseph Milligan publishes a revised edition of Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice in March 1812, and Jefferson sends William Wirt a detailed and colorful but largely negative portrait of Patrick Henry for use in his biography of the Virginia orator. Finally, and perhaps of greatest importance to posterity, in January 1812 correspondence resumes between Jefferson and his old friend John Adams, after a long hiatus resulting from their rivalry for the presidency in 1800.

Summer Theatre in London, 1661-1820, and the Rise of the Haymarket Theatre

By Richard Kozar,William J. Burling
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838638118
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 695
  • Pdf File: summer-theatre-in-london-1661-1820-and-the-rise-of-the-haymarket-theatre.pdf

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A biography of the actor who starred in the popular television series, Family Ties, as well as in a number of motion pictures and who recently announced that he has Parkinson's disease.

A Dr Johnson Chronology

By Norman Page
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349100366
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 624
  • Pdf File: a-dr-johnson-chronology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This chronology, like others in the series, presents the story of Dr Johnson's life in a readily accessible format to provide scholar and general reader alike with a quick guide to dates, people and places together with supplementary indexes.

Collins' Illustrated Guide to London and Neighbourhood

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664562548
  • Total of Pages : 2014
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: collins-illustrated-guide-to-london-and-neighbourhood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Collins' Illustrated Guide to London and Neighbourhood" by Anonymous. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Beneath the American Renaissance

By David S. Reynolds
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199976392
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 410
  • Pdf File: beneath-the-american-renaissance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The award-winning Beneath the American Renaissance is a classic work on American literature. It immeasurably broadens our knowledge of our most important literary period, as first identified by F.O. Matthiessen's American Renaissance. With its combination of sharp critical insight, engaging observation, and narrative drive, it represents the kind of masterful cultural history for which David Reynolds is known. Here the major works of Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dickinson receive striking, original readings set against the rich backdrop of contemporary popular writing. Now back in print, the volume includes a new foreword by historian Sean Wilentz that reveals the book's impact and influence. A magisterial work of criticism and cultural history, Beneath the American Renaissance will fascinate anyone interested in the genesis of America's most significant literary epoch and the iconic figures who defined it.