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79 Park Avenue

By Harold Robbins
  • Writer : Harold Robbins
  • Isbn : 8493700975
  • Publisher : Quaterni
  • Number of Pages : 405
  • Category : Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Review Counts : 128
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : 79-park-avenue.pdf

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79 Park Avenue es la dirección de una Agencia de Modelos. Pero tras esa inocente fachada se oculta el prostíbulo más lujoso de Nueva York, una agencia de contactos muy especial para un público muy especial: hombres poderosos dispuestos a pagar hasta 1.000 dólares por unas pocas horas en compañía de las más bellas mujeres. Al frente del negocio se encuentra Maryann Flood, una mujer bella, atractiva y muy inteligente que lo tiene todo para triunfar y sin embargo se ha visto obligada a sobrevivir en un mundo depravado y banal, un mundo corrupto del que nunca pudo escapar. Atrás quedó su verdadero nombre, Marja, como atrás quedaron los años 30, posteriores a la gran depresión, tiempos difíciles en los que el hambre, la pobreza y el desempleo vieron crecer a la exuberante adolescente de ascendencia polaca. Una joven que perdió su inocencia demasiado pronto, a la que no le está permitido amar, una mujer que no puede cambiar su vida y se ve obligada a empezar de nuevo una y otra vez valiéndose siempre de las mismas armas: su cuerpo y el deseo que suscita en los hombres. Esta vez se enfrenta a la que quizá sea su situación más complicada: está siendo juzgada por prostitución. De ser declarada culpable, su vida se vendrá de nuevo abajo, pues tendrá que pasar una larga temporada en prisión. Sin embargo, cuenta con el mejor abogado de la ciudad y guarda un as en la manga: conoce al ayudante del fiscal del distrito desde que eran niños… Harold Robbins, el más popular de los escritores norteamericanos contemporáneos, nos da en 79 Park Avenue una nueva muestra de su indudable capacidad narrativa. Una novela de acción constante que mezcla de manera espectacular elementos del thriller de juicios y de la novela romántica. Un relato que atrapa al lector desde sus primeras páginas gracias a su audaz tratamiento, al talento de Robbins y a su maestría como narrador.

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Book Excerpt:

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  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

De droomfabrikanten

By Harold Robbins
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn Code : 8726626233
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 782
  • Pdf File: de-droomfabrikanten.pdf

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Harold Robbins neemt je in ‘De droomfabrikanten’ mee naar waar de filmindustrie ooit begon: Hollywood. John Edge werkte er als conciërge, maar heeft uiteindelijk de top weten te bereiken als producent en machtige mediamagnaat. Maar in het bikkelharde Hollywood is het ieder voor zich en de concurrentie is moordend. Zelfs zijn vrouw lijkt hem het succes niet te gunnen en gebruikt hem voor haar eigen belangen. John Edge had alles bereikt waar hij als kind van droomde, maar maakt dit hem ook gelukkig? Duik in de wereld van macht, rijkdom en sluwe beloftes in het oude Hollywood. De in New York geboren Harold Robbins (1916-1997) is een van de meest gelezen auteurs ter wereld. Er zijn meer dan 750 miljoen exemplaren van zijn romans verkocht en zijn boeken zijn vertaald in 32 talen. In 1948 brak hij door met zijn allereerste roman ‘Hart zonder toegang’ dat door enkele expliciete seksuele passages de aandacht wekte onder het Amerikaanse publiek. Ook werden maar liefst twaalf romans verfilmd met niemand minder dan Elvis Presley in de hoofdrol in ‘King Creole’. In het boek ‘De droomfabrikanten’, later ook verfilmd, vertelt Robbins over de filmindustrie in Hollywood dat gedeeltelijk gebaseerd is op zijn ervaringen uit de tijd dat hij daar werkzaam was. Andere bekende werken zijn ‘79 Park Avenue’ (1955), ‘De duivel als leidsman’ (1961) en ‘De avonturiers’ (1966). Hoewel sommige romans bijna zeventig jaar oud zijn, komen hedendaagse onderwerpen aan bod zoals prestige, geld en macht.

Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors

By Jerry Roberts
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn Code : 0810863782
  • Number of Pages : 862
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 400
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-television-film-directors.pdf

Book Excerpt:

From live productions of the 1950s like Requiem for a Heavyweight to big budget mini-series like Band of Brothers, long-form television programs have been helmed by some of the most creative and accomplished names in directing. Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors brings attention to the directors of these productions, citing every director of stand alone long-form television programs: made for TV movies, movie-length pilots, mini-series, and feature-length anthology programs, as well as drama, comedy, and musical specials of more than 60 minutes. Each of the nearly 2,000 entries provides a brief career sketch of the director, his or her notable works, awards, and a filmography. Many entries also provide brief discussions of key shows, movies, and other productions. Appendixes include Emmy Awards, DGA Awards, and other accolades, as well as a list of anthology programs. A much-needed reference that celebrates these often-neglected artists, Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in the history of the medium.

Assault of the Killer B's

By Jason Paul Collum
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn Code : 0786480416
  • Number of Pages : 197
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 707
  • Pdf File: assault-of-the-killer-b-s.pdf

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The women who starred in low-budget cult movies created many memorable experiences for those fans of late night flicks such as Saturday Night Frights, Movie Macabre and Up All Night. Brinke Stevens, who played Linda in The Slumber Party Massacre, recalls, "Suddenly I was riding in limos, flying to foreign countries for film festivals, appearing on dozens of popular talk and entertainment TV shows, and truly feeling like a glamorous movie star." This collection of revealing interviews provides insights into the lives of 20 cult film actresses. They discuss the pros and cons of making these movies and the directions their careers have taken since. Among the films they starred in are Night of the Living Dead, The Slumber Party Massacre, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Sleepaway Camp and Elvira's Haunted Hills.

Bestsellers

By C. Bloom
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 0230583873
  • Number of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 962
  • Pdf File: bestsellers.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This essential guide, now available in a fully updated new edition, is the only available study of all bestselling books, authors and genres since the start of the last century, giving an unique insight into a hundred years of publishing and reading and taking us on a journey into the heart of the British imagination.

The Accidental American

By Rinku Sen,Fekkak Mamdouh
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  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 1609943082
  • Number of Pages : 259
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reviews : 160
  • Pdf File: the-accidental-american.pdf

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With one immigrant’s story, two authors analyze America’s immigration system and suggest better, more human policies. The Accidental American calls for a bold new approach to immigration: a free international flow of labor to match globalization’s free flow of capital. After all, corporations are encouraged to move anywhere in the world they can maximize their earnings. People shouldn’t have to risk exploitation, abuse, and even imprisonment when they try to do the same. Activist, journalist, and immigration expert Rinku Sen and organizer Fekkak Mamdouh examine the consequences of this injustice through Mamdouh’s own story. Born in Morocco, he was a waiter and union leader at Windows on the World, a restaurant in the World Trade Center. In the aftermath of September 11th, facing a rising tide of anti-immigrant bias, Mamdouh and others formed the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) to help their colleagues fight for decent jobs and fair treatment. ROC-NY was able to unite native-born and immigrant workers, helping each group realize they were involved in a common struggle for better working conditions. The organization has since expanded nationwide. Since 9/11, immigrants have increasingly been treated as presumptive criminals. As a counterpoint to these regressive, fundamentally un-American practices, the authors forcefully advocate more humane policies that would ease rather than restrict people’s movements, coupled with proposals for reforming globalization so that both sending and receiving countries can more equitably benefit from a more mobile international labor force. Immigrants enthusiastically contribute much more to our country than their labor. They ought to be welcomed, not marginalized. Citizenship should ultimately be determined by how willing people are to become a part of the social, civic, and political fabric of the country they live in, not by an accident of birth. “The Accidental American gives us the context, story and analysis we need for a just immigration policy. It is a must-read.” —Danny Glover, actor and activist “If you have ever had to struggle as an outsider or a newcomer (and all of us have), this book will touch your heart. It is a poignant story that points the way forward for us all.” —Van Jones, President and Founder, Green for All, and author of The Green Collar Economy “This book vividly highlights a seldom-mentioned side of recent immigrants’ experience: their willingness to struggle for better working conditions for workers of all ethnicities in their adopted nation.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, Bait and Switch, and Dancing in the Streets

I Married the Icepick Killer

By Carol Muske-Dukes
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1480484814
  • Number of Pages : 193
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 514
  • Pdf File: i-married-the-icepick-killer.pdf

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A vibrant and insightful essay collection about life as a poet in Southern California Poetry and Hollywood may not seem compatible in anyone’s book. But acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Carol Muske-Dukes finds common ground for both in meditations on movie sets and metaphors, on the big screen and the luminous focus of a haiku. I Married the Icepick Killer offers the reader ways to reimagine the Imagination itself. Former California Poet Laureate Muske-Dukes explores Southern California’s unexpected poetry, from Emily Dickinson on freeway billboards to poet-script doctors rewriting action-flick dialogue. Moving personal essays recount the story of Muske-Dukes’s romance with her late husband, actor David Coleman Dukes, whom she met in Italy and relocated with in Los Angeles. Muske-Dukes sharpens her astute gaze as she addresses contradictions and convergences between belle lettres and the ever-surprising City of Angels. This ebook was originally published as Married to the Icepick Killer.

Entranced by Story

By Hugh Crago
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1317806700
  • Number of Pages : 270
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 476
  • Pdf File: entranced.pdf

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We live in a world of stories; yet few of us pause to ask what stories actually are, why we consume them so avidly, and what they do for story makers and their audiences. This book focuses on the experiences that good stories generate: feelings of purposeful involvement, elevation, temporary loss of self, vicarious emotion, and relief of tension. The author examines what drives writers to create stories and why readers fall under their spell; why some children grow up to be writers; and how the capacity for creating and comprehending stories develops from infancy right through into old age. Entranced by Story applies recent research on brain function to literary examples ranging from the Iliad and Wuthering Heights to Harold and the Purple Crayon, providing a groundbreaking exploration of the biological and neurological basis of the literary experience. Blending research, theory, and biographical anecdote, the author shows how it is the unique structure of the human brain, with its layering of sophisticated cognitive capacities upon archaic, emotion-driven functions, which best explains the mystery of story.

Jefferson Parish

By Michael Hull
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  • Publisher : Page Publishing, Inc
  • Isbn Code : 1647016223
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 939
  • Pdf File: jefferson-parish.pdf

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Jefferson Parish is the story of a boy, Matthew Laurent. Born during the post-desegregated south but before full acceptance of races “other” than his own, the white race. While much of the overt racism of the old south was gone, it was not totally eradicated. In fact, in the early 1980’s there were still plenty of racist holdouts, unwilling to let their old, oppressive way die. Not long after the death of his brother, Matthew’s life would dramatically change forever. Feeling alone and struggling to make sense of the world, Matthew befriended a new classmate, Jamal. Jamal, a black boy new to Jefferson Parish...shy and reserved at first, he and Matt would form a bond that would last a lifetime. Both Matthew and Jamal had big dreams. The boys, each in search of something, but something very different from each other, wanted more than Jefferson Parish could offer. Matthew would eventually find himself working in the Middle East where he would meet a beautiful young woman that made him feel something he had thought he had lost forever. Events would compel Matt to return to Jefferson Parish and force him to address both old and new wounds. Back in the parish, he soon realized that while some people were willing to change, others were not. Matt’s life is one of turmoil, though he himself is not tumultuous. Searching for meaning and stability, Matt’s journey seems fraught with pain, yet he can’t give up. Happiness might be right around the corner. Jefferson Parish is the story of family, by blood or other, racial intolerance, friendship and most of all forgiveness.

Passion on Park Avenue

By Lauren Layne
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1501191586
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 868
  • Pdf File: passion-on-park-avenue.pdf

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An Oprah.com Best Romance Novel of 2019! “Perfect for readers who love the dishy women's fiction of Candace Bushnell.” —Booklist From the author of the New York Times bestselling Stiletto and Oxford series, the first in a sizzling new series following the unlikely friendship of three Upper East Side women as they struggle to achieve their dreams and find true love and happiness in the city that never sleeps. For as long as she can remember, Bronx-born Naomi Powell has had one goal: to prove her worth among the Upper East Side elite—the same people for which her mom worked as a housekeeper. Now, as the strongminded, sassy CEO of one of the biggest jewelry empires in the country, Naomi finally has exactly what she wants—but it’s going to take more than just the right address to make Manhattan’s upper class stop treating her like an outsider. The worst offender is her new neighbor, Oliver Cunningham—the grown son of the very family Naomi’s mother used to work for. Oliver used to torment Naomi when they were children, and as a ridiculously attractive adult, he’s tormenting her in entirely different ways. Now they find themselves engaged in a battle-of-wills that will either consume or destroy them. “Strong characters and relatable situations elevate Layne’s bighearted contemporary...[which] digs into class differences, emotional baggage, and the reality of dealing with aging parents” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). With the sexy combination of charm, heart, and snark, Lauren Layne’s new series is perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne.