The Dreams of Ada

Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767927116

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

View: 3813

For fans of Serial and Making a Murderer, the true, bewildering story of a young woman’s disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder. On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local men—Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot—were arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their “confessions,” no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare. "A riveting true story of a brutal murder in a small town and the tragic errors made in the pursuit of justice." --John Grisham From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Innocent Man

Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307576019

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

View: 3563

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment Weekly In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, The Innocent Man reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss. Praise for The Innocent Man “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”—The Boston Globe “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”—Time “A triumph.”—The Seattle Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s The Litigators.

Journey Toward Justice

Author: Dennis Fritz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 458

View: 9424

'Journey Towards Justice' is a testimony to the triumph of human spirit and how one man's extraordinary resolve, along with the wonder of technology, helped transform his life.

Monkey Brain

Author: Professor Emeritus of English Robert Mayer,Robert Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936404728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

View: 2369

These are the memoirs of Robert Mayer - journalist, columnist, novelist. It tells the tales of his wielding words, from co-writing a scandalous best-seller to digging the dirt on the local politicians. Reflective, philosophical, and intentionally quirky, this book reflects the brain of a creative man at work. Mayer has invented a new, livelier way to write a life story.

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science

The First Computer Programmer

Author: Diane Stanley,Jessie Hartland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481452495

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6418

"A fascinating look at Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer and the daughter of the poet Lord Byron." --

Insomniac Dreams

Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691167947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 747

First publication of an index-card diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams and subsequent daytime episodes, allowing the reader a glimpse of his innermost life.

Justice Miscarried

Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada

Author: Helena Katz

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459700325

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 9656

Former bank manager Ronald Dalton never got to watch his three young children grow up. In 1989 he was convicted for a crime that never happened. His wife, Brenda, was later ruled to have choked to death on breakfast cereal not strangled as a pathologist had initially claimed. Dalton’s daughter, Alison, was in kindergarten when he was charged with second-degree murder in 1988. He attended her high school graduation on June 26, 2000, two days after his conviction was finally overturned. Behind the proud facade of Canada’s criminal justice system lie the shattered lives of the people unjustly caught within its web. Justice Miscarried tells the heartwrenching stories of twelve innocent Canadians, including David Milgaard, Donald Marshall, Guy Paul Morin, Clayton Johnson, William Mullins-Johnson, and Thomas Sophonow, who were wrongly convicted and the errors in the nations justice system that changed their lives forever.

Ada's Violin

The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay

Author: Susan Hood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481430955

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8469

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

Enchantress of Numbers

A Novel of Ada Lovelace

Author: Jennifer Chiaverini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101985208

Category: FICTION

Page: 448

View: 6817

Educated in math and science by her mother, the only legitimate child of Lord Byron is introduced into London society before forging a bond with Charles Babbage and using her talents to become the world's first computer programmer

Ada Lovelace

Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781786030764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4774

Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, this inspiring and informative little biography follows the colourful life of Lord Byron’s daughter, from her early love of logic, to her plans for the world's first computer program. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

1741

Author: Robert Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936404513

Category:

Page: 248

View: 6511

In the years before America was a nation, ships were bringing a steady stream of immigrants to New York. Some were fleeing their homeland, others were seeking their fortune, many arrived in chains. In this quickly growing city, tensions mounted, fires began burning, and accusations flew. By the time it was over, dozens would be dead -- at the hands of the government. This is a tale of desire and hope, of despair and tragedy. Grounding his story in true events, Robert Mayer (author of the acclaimed historical drama The Origin Of Sorrow) brings to life searingly vivid characters, showing how their lives intertwine with each other and with the fears and passions of the day. By humanizing major events and showing the tensions of race and class that drive them, Mayer gives us a novel that is ripped from the headlines of colonial America yet still echoes in the headlines of today.

Ada or Ardor

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911301

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 7990

Written in mischievous and magically flowing prose, this is Nabokov's 'other' great love story; with some of Lolita's perversity and much more playfulness. Romance follows Ada and Van from their first childhood meeting through eight years of rapture, in a book which is regarded by many to be Nabokov's richest and most ambitious.

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Author: Andrea Beaty

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125305

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2405

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal—to fly—Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion. Praise for Rosie Revere, Engineer"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn."—Publishers Weekly "The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray." —Kirkus Reviews "This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions." —Booklist Award 2013 Parents' Choice Award - GOLD 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book

Ada and the Engine

Author: Lauren Gunderson

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822237709

Category: Drama

Page: 81

View: 9542

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge—a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future. Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age.

The Interpretation of Murder

Author: Jed Rubenfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780755331420

Category: Crime

Page: 531

View: 9010

'Manhattan, 1909. On the morning after Sigmund Freud arrives in New York on his first --and only -- Visit to the United Sates, a stunning debutante is found bound and strangled in her penthouse appartment, high above Broadway. the following night, another beautiful heiress, Nora Acton, is discovered tied to a chandelier in her parents' home, viciously wounded and unable to speak or recall her ordeal. Soon Freud and his American disciple, Stratham Younger, are enlisted to help Miss Acton recover her memory, and to piece together the killer's identity. It is a riddle that will test their skills to the limit, and lead them on a thrilling journey -- into the darkest places of the city, and of the human mind' --rear cover.

The Twelfth Hour

Author: Ada Leverson

Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1531216625

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 1160

Ada Esther Leverson(née Beddington) was a British writer who is known for her friendship withOscar Wilde and for her work as a witty novelist of the fin-de-siècle.

The Boy of My Dreams

Author: Dyan Sheldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744577204

Category: Children's stories

Page: 238

View: 1076

Michelle, more commonly known as Mike, can't stop thinking about it. When will she meet the boy of her dreams? When will she fall in love? Then she meets Bill and it happens. She thinks Bill is her destiny. But Bone, her best friend, says she has changed since she started going out with Bill.

The Lost History of Dreams

A Novel

Author: Kris Waldherr

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9781982101015

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3376

A post-mortem photographer unearths dark secrets of the past that may hold the key to his future, in this captivating debut novel in the gothic tradition of Wuthering Heights and The Thirteenth Tale. All love stories are ghost stories in disguise. When famed Byronesque poet Hugh de Bonne is discovered dead of a heart attack in his bath one morning, his cousin Robert Highstead, a historian turned post-mortem photographer, is charged with a simple task: transport Hugh’s remains for burial in a chapel. This chapel, a stained glass folly set on the moors of Shropshire, was built by de Bonne sixteen years earlier to house the remains of his beloved wife and muse, Ada. Since then, the chapel has been locked and abandoned, a pilgrimage site for the rabid fans of de Bonne’s last book, The Lost History of Dreams. However, Ada’s grief-stricken niece refuses to open the glass chapel for Robert unless he agrees to her bargain: before he can lay Hugh to rest, Robert must record Isabelle’s story of Ada and Hugh’s ill-fated marriage over the course of five nights. As the mystery of Ada and Hugh’s relationship unfolds, so does the secret behind Robert’s own marriage—including that of his fragile wife, Sida, who has not been the same since the tragic accident three years ago, and the origins of his own morbid profession that has him seeing things he shouldn’t—things from beyond the grave. Kris Waldherr effortlessly spins a sweeping and atmospheric gothic mystery about love and loss that blurs the line between the past and the present, truth and fiction, and ultimately, life and death.