Author:Kenneth H. Brown
I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on March 9, 1936. I attended Brooklyn Preparatory, a Jesuit high school from 1950 until 1954. After graduating, I joined the Marine Corps and traveled to Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and Quantico, Virginia. After I was honorably discharged, I attended Columbia University as an undergraduate on the G.I. Bill from 1957 until 1961. After that I worked as a stock transfer clerk for Chemical Bank, a textile buyer for T. Eaton of Canada, and a salesman for P. Lorrilard Tobacco Co. My first play was produced in 1963.
"The Rescue" by Joseph Conrad. 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.
Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Havana Room is the tale of a man from his fall from the heights of power and wealth in New York to the moment where he might well die. Bill Wyeth is a successful real-estate attorney in his late thirties with a wife and son, who, by the merest chance, loses everything: family, job, status. Unmoored and alone, Wyeth drifts toward the city's darker corners. Restoration seems unlikely, redemption impossible, when Wyeth finds himself in an old-time Manhattan steakhouse. He is intrigued by the manager, Allison Sparks--sexy, complicated, and independent in all ways. She also controls access to the restaurant's private bar. This is the Havana Room, and what goes on in there, he's told, is secret. Wyeth agrees to help Alison's friend, Jay Rainey, in concluding a last-minute midnight real-estate transaction. As soon as he sees the players and the paperwork, Wyeth knows something is wrong. Within hours, Wyeth finds himself tangled in Rainey's peculiar obsessions, which involve a Chilean businessman who feels he's been swindled, an old farmer frozen dead to a bulldozer, an outrageous black owner of a downtown hiphop club, and a fourteen-year-old English girl. Only Rainey knows the connections among these people, which are revealed when Wyeth is finally admitted to the Havana Room--where the survival of its inhabitants is most uncertain.
Publisher:Open Road Media
A trip to the West Coast lands Jack LeVine in a tangled Hollywood murder web After nearly a decade of churning out hits, Warner Bros. screenwriter Walter Adrian wants a raise on his weekly $2,500 salary. He thinks a thousand dollars more is fair—but the studio’s counteroffer is low, and dropping fast. Something is wrong, and he thinks it may have to do with communism. Though he insists he isn’t a Red, Adrian has no way of proving it. He flees to New York to ask the advice of high school buddy Jack LeVine, private eye. LeVine is broke, and has no sympathy for his wealthy friend, but he agrees to fly West to investigate his old classmate’s trouble. When he arrives, Adrian hangs dead from the gallows at the Western set on the Warners’ backlot. Behind his friend’s death LeVine finds a shadowy Cold War conspiracy, and a city far darker than anything Hollywood puts on screen.
Author:Louis Joseph Vance
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance. 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.
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Provocative and thrilling ... Loeb asks us to think big and to expect the unexpected.” —Alan Lightman, New York Times bestselling author of Einstein’s Dreams and Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine Harvard’s top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star. In late 2017, scientists at a Hawaiian observatory glimpsed an object soaring through our inner solar system, moving so quickly that it could only have come from another star. Avi Loeb, Harvard’s top astronomer, showed it was not an asteroid; it was moving too fast along a strange orbit, and left no trail of gas or debris in its wake. There was only one conceivable explanation: the object was a piece of advanced technology created by a distant alien civilization. In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems.
(The action takes place in a classroom at the top of a modern three-storey block at a comprehensive school somewhere in the Midlands. The whole of one wall is made up of windows and this looks out towards the audience and the imaginary playground below. The far wall has the usual informatory posters and wall charts on it and at the back of the room there are built-in cupboards reaching almost to the ceiling. At the front of the classroom there is the teacher's modern flat desk and a moveable blackboard which is slanted inwards towards the audience. The audience are able to see a cross section of the wall at the other end of the room and out into a small foyer outside, where there are two glass doors at the top of the stairs quite close to a radiator which juts out towards them. There are two other doors leading to boys and girls’ toilets and a further door leading into the empty classroom of Mr. Jenks next door.
Author:James M. Cain
Publisher:Open Road Media
A hijacker and his hostage escape to a very strange, very dangerous farm Since his father died, every Saturday night has been the same for Dave and his mother. She starts by talking—aimless, weird fantasies about get-rich-quick schemes that never come to anything—but finally she goes silent, and that’s when Dave becomes afraid. Mom has a way of getting very close that is repellent and appealing all at once, and he’s terrified of where it might lead. One Saturday, a noise outside breaks the silence. A hijacker has escaped his stolen plane with a parachute, a hundred thousand dollars in cash, and one very frightened stewardess. The thief thinks he’s gotten away with it, but he doesn’t know what Dave’s mother will do for an easy payday—and a chance to make her son a happy man.
E. F. Benson ULTIMATE COLLECTION: 30 Novels & 70+ Short Stories (Illustrated): Mapp and Lucia Series, Dodo Trilogy, The Room in The Tower, Paying Guests, The Relentless City, Historical Works, Biography of Charlotte Bronte…by E. F. Benson
Author:E. F. Benson
The Shape of Things to Come is a work of science fiction, which speculates on future events from 1933 until the year 2106. In the book, a world state is established as the solution to humanity's problems. As a frame story, Wells This carefully crafted ebook: "E. F. Benson ULTIMATE COLLECTION: 30 Novels & 70+ Short Stories (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. He started his novel writing career in 1893 with the fashionably controversial Dodo, which was an instant success, and followed it with a variety of satire and romantic and supernatural melodrama. He repeated the success of Dodo, with sequels to this novel, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series consisting of six novels and two short stories. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. Table of Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Lucia in London Mapp and Lucia Lucia's Progress or The Worshipful Lucia Trouble for Lucia The Male Impersonator Desirable Residences Novels: Dodo; A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door David Blaize of King's The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs.
Publisher:Open Road Media
The sequel to The Princess and the Goblin from the Victorian-era Scottish author who influenced C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Madeleine L’Engle. A year or two after the adventures of The Princess and the Goblin, a group of corrupt ministers are plotting to poison the king, Princess Irene’s father. Curdie, a mineworker and loyal friend, joins forces with Princess Irene to stop them. “Along the way the ugliest and most fearful of monster-companions help him, and the final great battle where they stand alone is decisive. A great adventure and, like its predecessor, with hidden levels of meaning. Makes Hairy [sic] Potter look feeble” (AllReaders.com). “The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and Curdie are two of the most unusual and haunting fairy tales ever written.” —The Guardian
Author:Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher:Random House Canada
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
I have directed at least 3 plays for Is Said. Hes a dynamic writer and I enjoyed putting his words in motion on stage. His plays that I have directed have included poetry, dance and music which make them very unique in their delivery to the audiences. Is Said has written about very important topics of today including all ages and facets of life. From homelessness, drug abuse, spirituality has been some items his plays have introduced to the community in a very unique way. It was been a pleasure and privilege to put his words and work on stage. Najiyyah Muqtasid-Denham-Actress/Director Equal Chances in a wonderful collection of plays written by Is Said. This book paints a vivid portrait of us all through the authors captivating voice. The combination of words and movement engage and empower us to see ourselves and our world in a different light Tress Augustine - Actress/ Poet Brother Is Said plays reflect the social construct of the ABUSA people (Africans Born in the United States of America). God made us Black and Our world is a New World his poetry and plays are a part of our History now etched in the Spirit of Time. Thanks you my Brother for your gifts and we will keep the Spirit of the ABUSA people alive. Kwodwo Ababio Is Said has brought many wonderful experiences with his many talents, Im glad to have been able to be there and live it firsthand. Is Said has dynamic plays and poetry, and brings storytelling to life. I know this because I am his youngest daughter, living and experiencing life through his eyes. A trip I will never forget. Leah Lyons-Derrett Equal Chances is a collection of truths carved out of the everyday experiences of Is Said. Its a reality thats personal and purposeful at the same time. His life stories depict the hopes, dreams, love, pain and passion of everyday people. He speaks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And truth has no ending. Sandee Hemphill-Author Is Said,s play, Equal Chances, work is a force to be reckoned with! Life choices brought to the forefront that make you think & consider your final destination. Olds Folks own, an homage to the elderly, their rich wisdom, knowledge and insight enlightens audiences to never underestimate the power of being a great giver. Cynthia P. Carr-Director I feel that a GOOD book should be able to whisk you away to another world, as well as make you feel that youre part of that world. That is what Bro. Is Saids books do. You find yourself talking out loud to the characters. His plays draw you in, and make you feel that youre in their world! Alanla Jackson
Author:S. E. Hinton
50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award
Although Sinclair had written very critically of organized religion in his book The Profits of Religion, in this novel he takes a more human approach to the story of Christ. Of course, the Christ character is repulsed by the show of wealth he finds in 1920s California culture, which ultimately contributes to his leaving. In that sense, They Call Me Carpenter fits well into the canon of Upton Sinclair.
Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies - Under the Greenwood Tree - A Pair of Blue Eyes - Far from the Madding Crowd - The Hand of Ethelberta - The Return of the Native - The Trumpet-Major - A Laodicean: a Story of To-day - Two on a Tower - The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid - The Mayor of Casterbridge - The Woodlanders - Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Life's Little Ironies - Jude the Obscure Includes Bonus two short stories - The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1 - The Three Strangers
Plantaganet Palliser, Prime Minister of England - a man of power and prestige, with all the breeding and inherited wealth that goes with it - is appalled at the inexorable rise of Ferdinand Lopez. An exotic impostor, seemingly from nowhere, Lopez has society at his feet, while well-connected ladies vie with each other to exert influence on his behalf - even Palliser's own wife, Lady Glencora. But when the interloper makes a socially advantageous marriage, Palliser must decide whether to stand by his wife's support for Lopez in a by-election or leave him to face exposure as a fortune-hunting adventurer. A novel of social, sexual and domestic politics, The Prime Minister raises one of the most enduring questions in government - whether a morally scrupulous gentleman can make an effective leader.
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.
A humorous, sensitive and surprising view of our world through the eyes of Marty, a boy with autism who decides it's high time to join in. Marty Morgan is considered a loser; weird, different, the little kid who really thought he was going to be murdered when it was his turn to go to the 'murder house'. Definitely B-crowd material ... or, truth be told, D-crowd. Because although he attends a mainstream school, he's not mainstream: he has low-level autism. Puzzled by others' emotions, words and facial expressions, he has blended into the background, but now he decides it's time to take control of his destiny. It's time for him to 'man up', as his father would say. So when Luke Costigan, his one true friend - who is physically 'disabled' - wants to take part in the Young Enterprise Scheme, in spite of his misgivings, and past experience of Luke's grand plans, Marty (or M&M) to his friends, says YES. And that is just the beginning ... Ages: 12+