Secret Greenwich

Author: David C. Ramzan

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445675110

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 9799

Secret Greenwich explores the little-known and colourful history of Greenwich in South East London through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Greenwich Secrets

Author: Claudette Rothman and Gerald L. Jones

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450057756

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

View: 9469

Lizzy Dawson, a tall, dark and beautiful woman with chestnut hair and hazel eyes, might, at first glance, seem like a typical Greenwich housewife. In a place like Greenwich, Connecticut, nothing is typical or ordinary, and Lizzy is no exception to that rule. Through an innocent enough hobby of internet blogging, she managed to stumble onto a story, a story about murder among the rich and powerful. This community of the nation’s leading finance and banking magnates has its share of back alley secrets and back room deals. But this story was one which reached to the top levels of the elite classes and to the bedrooms of multimillion dollar mansions. Lizzy dug deep into the boardrooms and boudoirs to find out the truth about the murder of William Pierce, a man caught up in the glamour, secrets, and sex of this tiny town. Little did she know that this story would lead to a criminal investigation and change her life forever.

The Bigs

The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life

Author: Ben Carpenter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118918711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2167


Smugglers' Woods

Jaunts and Journeys in Colonial and Revolutionary New Jersey

Author: Arthur Dudley Pierce

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813504445

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 2830

Arthur Pierce tells the vivid story of smugglers turned privateers after the Revolutionary War broke out. He recounts from many sources tales of ships and men who fought and, although outnumbered and outgunned, still played havoc with British shipping. He tells also of the profiteering that went hand in hand with the privateering of the war years. From the Mullica River to Cape May stretched the woodlands and the inlets that harbored smugglers. Stealthy and dangerous though their activities were, the smugglers were not outcasts. They were looked upon with indulgence by many respectable citizens of the day. As bitterness toward the mother country mounted, smugglers were encouraged and actively supported in their operation agains the Crown. The Jersey inns and taverns emerged as the "cradles of revolt" in the years immediately preceding the Revolution. In them were planned and fostered many intrigues and acts of violence that played important parts behind the scenes of military and official action. A number of these inns and taverns are still in active use today and are depicted in the illustrations. Smugglers' Woods deals with smugglers, privateers, patriots, and loyalists to give an exciting account of the tensions and conflicts that gripped pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary New Jersey.

Conrad's Secrets

Author: R. Hampson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137264675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

View: 1756

Conrad's Secrets explores a range of knowledges which would have been familiar to Conrad and his original readers. Drawing on research into trade, policing, sexual and financial scandals, changing theories of trauma and contemporary war-crimes, the book provides contexts for Conrad's fictions and produces original readings of his work.

Eavesdropping in the Novel from Austen to Proust

Author: Ann Gaylin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139434780

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 3944

Eavesdropping in the Novel from Austen to Proust investigates human curiosity and its representation in eavesdropping scenes in nineteenth-century English and French novels. Ann Gaylin argues that eavesdropping dramatizes a primal human urge to know and offers a paradigm of narrative transmission and reception of information among characters, narrators and readers. Gaylin sheds light on the social and psychological effects of the nineteenth-century rise of information technology and accelerated flow of information, as manifested in the anxieties about - and delight in - displays of private life and its secrets. Analysing eavesdropping in Austen, Balzac, Collins, Dickens and Proust, Gaylin demonstrates the flexibility of the scene to produce narrative complication or resolution; to foreground questions of gender and narrative agency; to place the debates of privacy and publicity within the literal and metaphoric spaces of the nineteenth-century novel. This 2003 study will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth-century English and European literature.

The Secret Agent

Centennial Essays

Author: Allan Simmons,John Henry Stape

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021764

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 9631

This collection of thirteen essays by writers from several countries lavishly celebrates the centenary of the publication of Conrad's The Secret Agent. It reconsiders one of Conrad's most important political novels from a variety of critical perspectives and presents a stimulating documentary section as well as specially commissioned maps and new contextualizing illustrations. Much new information is provided on the novel's sources, and the work is placed in new several contexts. The volume is essential reading on this novel both for students studying it as a set text as well as for scholars of the late-Victorian and early Modernist periods.

Splintered Icon

Author: Bill Napier

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429907339

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4271

As an antique map dealer in a small English town, Harry Blake appreciates the quiet life. But when a local landowner asks him to value a 400-year-old journal and is then brutally murdered twelve hours later, Harry begins to suspect he's being pulled into something sinister. What does the dusty journal contain that is a matter of life and death? Why is someone prepared to pay Harry a fortune for it? He turns to marine historian Zola Kahn to uncover the mysteries. And when they meet at the old Greenwich Observatory, Harry is convinced there is more to Zola than meets the eye. The trail of the journal leads him into a world of deadly Elizabethan conspiracies, with a thread of history that takes him through a thousand years of religious intrigue back to the blood-soaked Crusades and a long lost icon whose rediscovery has the potential to ignite a worldwide religious war. Combining the thrill of a contemporary chase novel with a historical puzzle this is one novel that will leave readers gasping for breath.

The Secret

A Novel

Author: Harold Robbins

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466833777

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4787

The world's bestselling novelist is back with Secrets, a steamy novel chronicling the rise of a lingerie chain. Jerry Cooper of The Predators is back to launch his new empire of intimate women's apparel. He now has a son, Les Cooper, a streetwise young lawyer who slowly uncovers the family's mob involvement, a secret which Jerry has desperately tried to conceal until he finds himself in need of a lawyer. Combining the grit of his early work with the glamour of his later novels, Robbins once again provides readers with a pantheon of street-raised hustlers and anti-heroes who would use their hard-won knowledge to claw their way up the ladder of success. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dark Secret

Mörderische Jagd

Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 342655724X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 8630

Ein gnadenloser Mörder sucht sich ein Opfer nach dem anderen. Ihre Gemeinsamkeit: Sie waren Freunde des verschollenen Special Agent Pendergast. Doch wer könnte ein Interesse daran haben, sie auszuschalten? Detective D’Agosta beginnt unter Hochdruck zu ermitteln. Er weiß, dass auch er und seine Frau im Visier des Killers stehen. Unerwartete Hilfe bekommt D’Agosta von niemand anderem als Pendergast selbst. Dieser hat sein Verschwinden nur vorgetäuscht, um unbemerkt nach seinem größten Feind suchen zu können: seinem Bruder Diogenes, den er für den Mörder hält. Das FBI verfolgt allerdings eine andere Theorie. Ist es möglich, dass Pendergast sich Diogenes nur einbildet – und selbst ein eiskalter Killer ist? Dark Secret von Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston: Spannung pur im eBook!

A Guide for Using From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler in the Classroom

Based on the Novel Written by E.L. Konigsburg

Author: Mari Lu Robbins

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1557344485

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 9035

This literature unit is used with From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Included are sample lesson plans, biographical sketch of the author, book summary, book report ideas and more.

Henry VIII

King and Court

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446449238

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 701

'This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history. As well as challenging some recent theories, it offers controversial new conclusions based on contemporary evidence that has until now been overlooked. This is a triumph of historical writing which will appeal equally to the general reader and the serious historian.

The Royal Secret

“Was Francis Bacon the Shakespeare genius?” A thrilling historical mystery of life & death revealing the power politics of today.

Author: John Ransome Bentley

Publisher: Meadow Grove

ISBN: 1919663304

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6685

Saving Shakespeares’ Bacon. A thrilling Tudor mystery of romance, intrigue and immortality. An exposé of mystery and intrigue links the power politics of today directly to the seamy spy rings of Queen Elizabeth 1st. Told through the eyes of Mrs G, an American women of today she seeks to uncover the truth of the death of the man she loves. The story reveals the tale of one of the world’s best known men whose rightful claim to the thrones of England and America has been concealed until this day. From Washington to London to Paris and the castles of the Templars, Mrs G has only weeks in which to decrypt clues from the distant past of the Kaballah and the bloodline of Christ himself. As she delves into a world of mysticism she exposes modern science to criticism in its suppression of a superior occult intelligence known only to those who have ruled the world down the Centuries, as they still do today.

The Secret Bride

In The Court of Henry VIII

Author: Diane Haeger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101211563

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6084

For fans of The Tudors comes a captivating drama about the only woman who could defy Henry VIII -and keep her life. Mary Tudor, the headstrong younger sister of the ruthless King Henry VII, has always been her brother's favorite-but now she is also an important political bargaining chip. When she is promised to the elderly, ailing King Louis of France, a heartbroken Mary accepts her fate, but not before extracting a promise from her brother: When the old king dies, her next marriage shall be solely of her choosing. For Mary has a forbidden passion, and is determined, through her own cunning, courage, and boldness, to forge her own destiny. The Secret Bride is the triumphant tale of one extraordinary woman who meant to stay true to her heart and live her life just as her royal brother did- by her own rules...

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385354053

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 4891

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color