Pike St.

A Play
Author: Nilaja Sun
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810136260
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Pike St., Nilaja Sun's highly praised sixth play, vividly brings to life a family on New York's Lower East Side. As a storm approaches, Evelyn is trying to assure the safety of her teenage daughter, Candi, whose unidentified illness has immobilized her. Caring for Candi has forced Evelyn to quit her job as a subway conductor; still, she helps support both her philandering father and her brother, who has returned to New York from Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD. Just behind the grace and humor with which Evelyn manages to hold together her own life and those of the people who depend on her is the constant threat of both natural and man-made disasters.

Fish!

Ein ungewöhnliches Motivationsbuch
Author: Stephen C. Lundin
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864143322
Category: Political Science
Page: 128
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Einer der Fischverkäufer brüllte: „Schönen Nachmittag, ihr Joghurtfritzen!“ Dutzende gutgekleideter Leute hielten daraufhin Joghurtbecher in die Luft. Du meine Güte, dachte sie, wo bin ich denn hier gelandet?War das etwa ein Fisch, der da durch die Luft flog? Sie fragte sich noch, ob sie wohl träumte, als schon der nächste hinterher kam. Mary Jane Ramirez hat ein Problem – man hat sie zur Leiterin einer Abteilung gemacht, die firmenintern nur als Wüste und Giftmülldeponie bezeichnet wird. Diese Leute erledigen unmotiviert einen völlig langweiligen Job. Und nun erwartet man von ihr, dass sie ihrer Abteilung umgehend wieder Leben und Energie einhaucht ... Schließlich ist es ein Besuch auf dem Pike Place Fischmarkt, durch dessen mitreißende Atmosphäre Mary Jane erfährt, wie sie sich selbst und ihren Mitarbeitern Arbeitsfreude und Energie zurückgeben kann. Und bald merkt sie, zu welchen Leistungen ein Team fähig ist, das dynamisch, motiviert und lustvoll an seine Aufgaben herangeht. Der Pike Place Fischmarkt in Seattle ist ein realer Ort. Er stand bereits für ein Lehrvideo Pate, das in den USA von Tausenden von Unternehmen erfolgreich eingesetzt wird. Die Autoren haben die Erfolgsgeheimnisse von Pike Place in eine spannende Geschichte verpackt und so ein ungewöhnliches und höchst lesenswertes Motivationsbuch geschaffen. „Ich garantiere, dass jeder Manager von Fish! profitieren kann ... Ich bin begeistert von Fish!“ Ken Blanchard

The Harlot's Press


Author: Helen Pike
Publisher: Short Books
ISBN: 1907595759
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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"And what was I, a mere printer, doing sweeping up my silk skirts on Jermyn-street, you might ask? Well, if you know anything about our city, I'm sure you can guess..." London, 1820: George IV is to be crowned King at last. But will his estranged wife Caroline be allowed to join him as Queen? The city is in turmoil, as her radical supporters rally to her cause and threaten to overturn the government. Into this tumultuous world is thrown Nell Wingfield, a gutsy seventeen-year-old printer of political pamphlets. Nell has recently returned home after a six-month absence that she would rather not explain. After her mother's death, she was duped into working at one of the 'Houses of the Quality', the brothels on St James's, turning tricks with men at the heart of the English establishment. When one of them - a key protagonist in the plot to keep Caroline from the throne - was found dead in his bed, it was time for Nell to leave. But, back on Cheapside, she finds that the family print shop, far from providing a sanctuary, has become a hotbed of dangerous radical activity. Nell's troubles, it seems, have only just begun... The Harlot's Press is a gripping historical drama, in which St James's and Cheapside, royalty and the rabble become thrillingly entangled as Nell fights for survival.

Der Sturm (illustriert)


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 2366687915
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 100
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Der Sturm (The Tempest) ist eine tragikomische Geschichte von William Shakespeare.

Waiting for Lefty and Other Plays


Author: Clifford Odets
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802132208
Category: Drama
Page: 418
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Six plays deal with unions, an anti-Nazi group, work, loneliness, the depression, and the American obsession with success

Some Important Cases of Conscience Answered

At the Casuistical Exercise, on Wednesday Evenings, in Little St. Helen's, Bishopsgate-street. By S. Pike and S. Hayward
Author: Samuel Pike,Samuel Hayward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 188
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St. Crispin's Day

Or, Gotham in an Uproar! An Historical Ballad, to the Tune of "Chevy Chase" ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 19
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Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons

A Complete History and Episode Log of Radio’s Most Durable Detective
Author: Jim Cox
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476607389
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 374
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That “kindly old investigator,” Mr. Keen, sought missing persons and unraveled crimes longer than any other fictional detective ever heard or seen on the air. For 18 years (1937–1955) and 1690 nationwide broadcasts, Keen and his faithful assistant Mike Clancy kept listeners coming back for more. The nearest competitor, Nick Carter, Master Detective, ran for 726 broadcasts. This definitive history recounts the actors and creators behind the series, the changes the show underwent, and the development of the Mr. Keen character. A complete episode guide details all of the program’s 1,690 broadcasts.

The Search for Philip K. Dick


Author: Anne R Dick
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 161696037X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 279
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Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year marriage to the woman he described as “the love of his life” and his intellectual equal was full of passion—the meeting of soul mates. But behind the façade of an untroubled life was a man struggling with his demons, unable to trust anyone, and reliant upon his charm to navigate his increasingly dark reality and descent into drugs and madness. Exposing personal details of their married life as well as the ways he continued to haunt her even after their relationship collapsed, Anne Dick provides thorough research combined with personal memories of this mysterious man.

The Baron's Honourable Daughter

A Novel
Author: Lynn Morris
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455575607
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Bestselling author Lynn Morris weaves an inspirational Regency era romance rich in period detail. When her stepfather suddenly dies, Valeria Segrave finds she must take charge of her grieving mother and the vast estate which now belongs to her six-year-old half brother, the new Earl of Maledon. Though capable, Valeria is frustrated to find each day brings a new struggle as she tries to establish her authority with servants, stewards, and solicitors-all men. As a young woman with no blood relation to the earl, they are all too ready to dismiss her. Much to her chagrin, she must rely on the assistance of her stepfather's distant kinsman, Alastair, Lord Hylton. He is handsome and noble, and Valeria senses under the veneer of his gentlemanly behavior that she never measures up to his expectations of a refined lady. In light of that, accepting his help and feeling under a burden of gratitude to him is almost unbearable. Even when Valeria leaves the country estate for the glittering London Season, where she gets into a series of escapades, Lord Hylton is always there to witness, criticize, and correct her behavior. But if Alastair insists on engaging in a battle of wits and wills with the lively Valeria, she'll stop at nothing to prove that he's met his match.

Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood


Author: Robert S. Birchard
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813138299
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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" ""Far and away the best film book published so far this year.""--National Board of Review Cecil B. DeMille was the most successful filmmaker in early Hollywood history. Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood is a detailed and definitive chronicle of the screen work that changed the course of film history and a fascinating look at how movies were actually made in Hollywood's Golden Age. Drawing extensively on DeMille's personal archives and other primary sources, Robert S. Birchard offers a revealing portrait of DeMille the filmmaker that goes behind studio gates and beyond DeMille's legendary persona. In his forty-five-year career DeMille's box-office record was unsurpassed, and his swaggering style established the public image for movie directors. DeMille had a profound impact on the way movies tell stories and brought greater attention to the elements of decor, lighting, and cinematography. Best remembered today for screen spectacles such as The Ten Commandments and Samson and Delilah, DeMille also created Westerns, realistic "chamber dramas," and a series of daring and highly influential social comedies. He set the standard for Hollywood filmmakers and demanded absolute devotion to his creative vision from his writers, artists, actors, and technicians.

A Dictionary Spanish and English, and English and Spanish

Containing the Signification of Words, and Their Different Uses, Together with the Terms of Arts, Sciencies, Trades, and the Spanish Words Accented and Spelled According to the Regulation of the Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid
Author: Giuseppe Baretti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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A Companion to T. S. Eliot


Author: David E. Chinitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356046
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 504
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Reflecting the surge of critical interest in Eliot renewed in recent years, A Companion to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by examining the full body of his works and career. Leading scholars in the field provide a fresh and fully comprehensive collection of contextual and critical essays on his life and achievement. It compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment available of Eliot's work and career It explores the powerful forces that shaped Eliot as a writer and thinker, analyzing his body of work and assessing his oeuvre in a variety of contexts: historical, cultural, social, and philosophical It charts the surge in critical interest in T.S. Eliot since the early 1990s It provides an illuminating insight into a poet, writer, and critic who continues to define the literary landscape of the last century

Power Play

A Jake Ross Political Thriller
Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429924187
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Dr. Jake Ross, a university astronomer, wants nothing more than to teach a few classes each semester and continue on his research. However, he is being aggressively recruited to be the science advisor to Frank Tomlinson, an ambitious politician with his eye on the US Senate. Tomlinson is in need of an edge that will allow him to defeat his opponent at the polls, and Dr. Ross can contribute just that: MHD. MHD, or magnetohydrodynamics, is a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated efficiently and cheaply. The senate is essentially guaranteed if Tomlinson can deliver unlimited energy to voters at less than half the price of nuclear power. But MHD is still in its infancy, and although the outlook is extremely promising there are great—and deadly—risks. The incumbent senator will not give up his seat without a fight, and as Dr. Ross discovers, the world of politics carries its own dangers. Nothing has prepared Dr. Ross for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use. Power Play is a timely thrill-ride by Ben Bova, one of science fiction's most respected novelists. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Twilight at Mac's Place


Author: Ross Thomas
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429981717
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In Twilight at Mac's Place, the quiet death of an aged spy triggers a desperate race to control his memoirs, which threaten to reveal Cold War secrets many would prefer stayed secrets. When the spy's estranged son receives the then dizzying sum of $100,000 for all rights to the work, he is properly dizzied. He is also smart enough to seek the help of veteran Cold Warriors McCorkle and Padillo, owners of a D.C. bar called Mac's Place that is both a capital landmark and a nest of intrigue.