Love Child

Original Synopsis

"Love Child has a total of 304 pages which are papers from writer 'Allegra Huston'. When Allegra Huston was four years old, her mother was killed in a car crash. Soon afterward, she was introduced to an intimidating man wreathed in cigar smoke -- the legendary film director John Huston -- with the words, "This is your father." So began an extraordinary odyssey: from the magical Huston estate in Ireland to the Long Island suburbs to a hidden paradise in Mexico -- and, at the side of her older sister, Anjelica, into the hilltop retreats of Jack Nicholson, Ryan O'Neal, and Marlon Brando. Allegra's is the penetrating gaze of an outsider never quite sure if she belongs in this rarefied world and of a motherless child trying to make sense of her famous, fragmented family. Then, at the age of twelve, Allegra's precarious sense of self was shattered when she was, once more, introduced to her father -- her real one this time, the British aristocrat and historian John Julius Norwich. At the heart of Love Child is Allegra's search through the unreliable certainties of memory for the widely adored mother she never knew -- the ghost who shadowed her childhood and left her in a web of awkward and unwelcome truths. With clear-eyed tenderness, Allegra tells of how she forged bonds with both her famous fathers, transforming her mother's difficult legacy into a hard-won blessing. Beautifully written and forensically honest, Love Child is a seductive insight into one of Hollywood's great dynasties and the story of how, in a family that defied convention, one woman found her balance on the shifting sands of conflicting loyalties. 2009-04-07 time of publication of the book, [-Simon and Schuster-]"

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Pages : 304 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : E3fu403HRbIC
ISBN-10 : 1439159262
ISBN-13 : 9781439159262
Time : 2009-04-07
Author : Allegra Huston
Size : 263 KB/s
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Say My Name

Original Synopsis

"Say My Name has a total of 384 pages which are papers from writer 'Allegra Huston'. ‘Say My Name is a dazzling debut about a highly-charged and very sensual affair. Skilfully crafted, original and beautifully written, I loved it!’ – Santa Montefiore 2017-07-27 time of publication of the book, [-HarperCollins UK-]"

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Pages : 384 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : Gg5VDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0008203253
ISBN-13 : 9780008203252
Time : 2017-07-27
Author : Allegra Huston
Size : 682 KB/s
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John Huston: Courage and Art

Original Synopsis

"John Huston: Courage and Art has a total of 496 pages which are papers from writer 'Jeffrey Meyers'. From the acclaimed biographer of Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, and Errol Flynn comes the first complete biography of the legendary John Huston, the extraordinary director, writer, actor, and bon vivant who made iconic films such as The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Asphalt Jungle, and The African Queen—and lived one of the most vibrant, eventful lives in Hollywood history. An actor in the 1920s and scriptwriter in the 1930s, John Huston made his dazzling directorial debut in 1941 with The Maltese Falcon. His career as a filmmaker spanned some fifty-seven years and yielded thirty-seven feature films. He made most of his movies abroad, spent much of his life in Ireland and Mexico, and remains one of the most intelligent and influential filmmakers in history. With equal attention given to Huston’s impressive artistic output and tempestuous personal relationships, biographer Jeffrey Meyers presents a vivid narrative of Huston’s remarkably rich creative life. The son of the famous stage and screen actor Walter Huston, John Huston was born in Nevada City, Missouri, and suffered from a weak heart that forced him to live as an invalid for much of his childhood. One day, however, he impulsively left his sickbed, dove over a waterfall, swam into a raging river and began to lead a strenuous life. He became an expert sportsman as well as a boxer, bullfighter, hunter, soldier, gambler and adventurer. Though he didn’t finish high school, he was a man of true genius: a serious painter and amusing raconteur, playwright and story writer, stage and screen actor, director of plays on Broadway and operas at La Scala, autobiographer and political activist who crusaded against Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anticommunist witch hunts in Hollywood. He was a discerning collector of art and connoisseur of literature, food and wine. Passionate about horses and women, he had five successively younger wives. Meyers chronicles Huston’s extraordinarily peripatetic life and examines his rise as a great masculine artist in the formidable tradition of Melville, Conrad and Hemingway, whose persona, ethos, prose style and virile code had a powerful influence on his life and work. Thirty-four of Huston’s thirty-seven films adapted important novels, stories and plays, and Meyers perceptively describes how Huston brilliantly transformed the written word into the cinematic image. Huston’s dominant theme is the almost impossible quest, tempered by detachment and irony. His heroes sacrifice honor in pursuit of wealth but fail in that venture, are mocked by cruel fate and remain defiant in the face of defeat. Based on research in Huston’s personal and professional archives, and interviews with his children, friends and colleagues, this is the dramatic story of a courageous artist who, Meyers persuasively argues, is “one of the most fascinating men who ever lived.” From the Hardcover edition. 2011-09-27 time of publication of the book, [-Crown Archetype-]"

Publisher : Crown Archetype
Pages : 496 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : ddIUfzD67NcC
ISBN-10 : 0307590690
ISBN-13 : 9780307590695
Time : 2011-09-27
Author : Jeffrey Meyers
Size : 953 KB/s
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The Hustons

Original Synopsis

"The Hustons has a total of 872 pages which are papers from writer 'Lawrence Grobel'. In this candid biography Lawrence Grobel chronicles the remarkable story of the Huston family, which boasts three Oscar winners, from Walter to John to Anjelica, with particular attention to the rich career and tumultuous personal life of director/actor John Huston (1906-1987). This updated edition covers Anjelica's stormy relationship with Jack Nicholson, her liberating marriage to artist Robert Graham, the exploits of her brothers Tony and Danny, the mysterious silence of Maricela, John's last love interest and more. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home. 2014-07-01 time of publication of the book, [-Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.-]"

Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Pages : 872 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : pyLnBAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1629142891
ISBN-13 : 9781629142890
Time : 2014-07-01
Author : Lawrence Grobel
Size : 788 KB/s
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The Brontes

Original Synopsis

"The Brontes has a total of 1152 pages which are papers from writer 'Juliet Barker'. The story of the tragic Bronte family is familiar to everyone: we all know about the half-mad, repressive father, the drunken, drug-addicted wastrel of a brother, wild romantic Emily, unrequited Anne and 'poor Charlotte'. Or do we? These stereotypes of the popular imagination are precisely that - imaginary - created by amateur biographers from Mrs Gaskell onwards who were primarily novelists, and were attracted by the tale of an apparently doomed family of genius. Juliet Barker's landmark book was the first definitive history of the Brontes. It demolishes myths, yet provides startling new information that is just as compelling - but true. Based on first-hand research among all the Bronte manuscripts, many so tiny they can only be read by magnifying glass, and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Bronte biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable. THE BRONTES is a revolutionary picture of the world's favourite literary family. 'As a work of scholarship it is briliant . . . For those with a passion for the Brontes, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read' INDPENDENT ON SUNDAY 2010-11-04 time of publication of the book, [-Hachette UK-]"

Publisher : Hachette UK
Pages : 1152 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : 1dMUvr9PYLMC
ISBN-10 : 0748122184
ISBN-13 : 9780748122189
Time : 2010-11-04
Author : Juliet Barker
Size : 592 KB/s
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Arabian Nights' Entertainments

Original Synopsis

"Arabian Nights' Entertainments has a total of 976 pages which are papers from writer 'Robert L. Mack'. No other edition offers extensive textual apparatus such as explanatory notes, plot summaries, particularly vital as stories are complex and interwoven. The Sultan Schahriar's misguided resolution to shelter himself from the possible infidelities on his wives leads to an outbreak of barbarity in his kingdoms and a reign of terror in his court, stopped only by the resourceful Scheherazade. The tales with which Scheherazade nightly postpones the muderous intent of the sultan have entered our language and our lives like no other collection of narratives before or since. Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba: all make their spectacular entrance on to the stage of English literary history in the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1704-17). The stories contained in this `store house of ingenious fiction' initiate a pattern of literary reference and influence which today remains as powerful and intense as it was throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This edition reproduces in its entirety the earliest English translation of the French orientalist Antoine Galland's Mille et une Nuits. This remained for over a century the only English translation of the story cycle, influencing an incalculable number of writers, and no other edition offers the complete text supplemented by full textual apparatus. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. 1998-05-21 time of publication of the book, [-OUP Oxford-]"

Publisher : OUP Oxford
Pages : 976 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : R7R1XNmqvo4C
ISBN-10 : 0191605557
ISBN-13 : 9780191605550
Time : 1998-05-21
Author : Robert L. Mack
Size : 998 KB/s
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Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed

Original Synopsis

"Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Paul Austin'. Through parenting a child with a disability, a father discovers patience, acceptance, and unconditional love. In 1987, Paul Austin and his wife Sally were newlyweds, excited about their future together and happily anticipating the birth of their first child. He was a medical student and she was a nurse. Everything changed the moment the doctor rushed their infant daughter from the room just after her birth, knowing instantly that something was wrong. Sarah had almond-shaped eyes, a single crease across her palm instead of three, and low-set ears—all of which suggested that the baby had Down syndrome. Beginning on the day Sarah is born and ending when she is a young adult living in a group home, Beautiful Eyes is the story of a father's journey toward acceptance of a child who is different. In a voice that is unflinchingly honest and unerringly compassionate, Austin chronicles his life with his daughter: watching her learn to walk and talk and form her own opinions, making decisions about her future, and navigating cultural assumptions and prejudices—all the while confronting, with poignancy and moving candor, his own limitations as her father. It is Sarah herself, who, in her own coming of age and her own reconciling with her difference, teaches her father to understand her. Time and again, she surprises him: performing Lady Gaga’s "Poker Face" at a talent show; explaining how the word "retarded" is hurtful; reacting to the events of her life with a mixture of love, pain, and humor; and insisting on her own humanity in a world that questions it. As Sarah begins to blossom into herself, her father learns to look past his daughter’s disability and see her as the spirited, warmhearted, and uniquely wise person she is. 2014-10-27 time of publication of the book, [-W. W. Norton & Company-]"

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Family & Relationships
No.ID : WBF0AwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0393245837
ISBN-13 : 9780393245837
Time : 2014-10-27
Author : Paul Austin
Size : 657 KB/s
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Original Synopsis

"Memoir of a Debulked Woman: Enduring Ovarian Cancer has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Susan Gubar'. A 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book "Staggering, searing…Ms. Gubar deserves the highest admiration for her bravery and honesty." —New York Times Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008, Susan Gubar underwent radical debulking surgery, an attempt to excise the cancer by removing part or all of many organs in the lower abdomen. Her memoir mines the deepest levels of anguish and devotion as she struggles to come to terms with her body’s betrayal and the frightful protocols of contemporary medicine. She finds solace in the abiding love of her husband, children, and friends while she searches for understanding in works of literature, visual art, and the testimonies of others who suffer with various forms of cancer. Ovarian cancer remains an incurable disease for most of those diagnosed, even those lucky enough to find caring and skilled physicians. Memoir of a Debulked Woman is both a polemic against the ineffectual and injurious medical responses to which thousands of women are subjected and a meditation on the gifts of companionship, art, and literature that sustain people in need. 2012-04-30 time of publication of the book, [-W. W. Norton & Company-]"

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : 89j0Dx5vZacC
ISBN-10 : 0393084280
ISBN-13 : 9780393084283
Time : 2012-04-30
Author : Susan Gubar
Size : 768 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Original Synopsis

"The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists, and the Road to World War II has a total of 464 pages which are papers from writer 'Nicholas Wapshott'. Before Pearl Harbor, before the Nazi invasion of Poland, America teetered between the desire for isolation and the threat of world war. May 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt—recently reelected to a second term as president—sat in the Oval Office and contemplated two possibilities: the rule of fascism overseas, and a third term. With Hitler's reach extending into Austria, and with the atrocities of World War I still fresh in the American memory, Roosevelt faced the question that would prove one of the most defining in American history: whether to once again go to war in Europe. In The Sphinx, Nicholas Wapshott recounts how an ambitious and resilient Roosevelt—nicknamed "the Sphinx" for his cunning, cryptic rapport with the press—devised and doggedly pursued a strategy to sway the American people to abandon isolationism and take up the mantle of the world's most powerful nation. Chief among Roosevelt’s antagonists was his friend Joseph P. Kennedy, a stock market magnate and the patriarch of what was to become one of the nation's most storied dynasties. Kennedy's financial, political, and personal interests aligned him with a war-weary American public, and he counted among his isolationist allies no less than Walt Disney, William Randolph Hearst, and Henry Ford—prominent businessmen who believed America had no business in conflicts across the Atlantic. The ensuing battle—waged with fiery rhetoric, agile diplomacy, media sabotage, and petty political antics—would land US troops in Europe within three years, secure Roosevelt's legacy, and set a standard for American military strategy for years to come. With millions of lives—and a future paradigm of foreign intervention—hanging in the balance, The Sphinx captures a political giant at the height of his powers and an American identity crisis that continues to this day. 2014-11-10 time of publication of the book, [-W. W. Norton & Company-]"

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Pages : 464 Paper
Genre : History
No.ID : pEKAAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0393245829
ISBN-13 : 9780393245820
Time : 2014-11-10
Author : Nicholas Wapshott
Size : 169 KB/s
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Sleep with Me

Original Synopsis

"Sleep with Me has a total of 320 pages which are papers from writer 'Joanna Briscoe'. "The day our child was conceived, someone else arrived. She was there as the cells fused, like a ghost." In a moment of giggling chaos, Richard and Lelia sleep together while getting dressed for a holiday party. Arriving late and still flushed, they barely register a slight, drab woman who, like a shadow, threatens the happiness they've achieved. Their reality slowly shifts: Mysterious fragments of a story about a troubled child appear on Richard's email. A friend confides his adulterous affair, and Richard voyeuristically hangs on every detail. Richard grows more ambivalent about the approaching birth of his child; he becomes distracted and remote, and Lelia suspects another woman. In her loneliness and longing Lelia makes a surprising decision that nearly destroys the life that she and Richard have worked so hard to create. Told with astonishing clarity from both Richard and Lelia's points of view, Sleep with Me is an extraordinary tale of obsession and desire that takes hold, body and soul, and doesn't let go until the final page is turned. Joanna Briscoe has written two novels: Mothers and Other Lovers, which won the Betty Trask Award, and Skin. She lives in London. Praise for Joanna Briscoe: "A formidably talented writer. Her prose is polished, sophisticated, and seductive."-Independent 2008-12-01 time of publication of the book, [-Bloomsbury Publishing USA-]"

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages : 320 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : xFtEw8KdVB8C
ISBN-10 : 1596917253
ISBN-13 : 9781596917255
Time : 2008-12-01
Author : Joanna Briscoe
Size : 593 KB/s
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Armando Marsans

Original Synopsis

"Armando Marsans has a total of 197 pages which are papers from writer 'Peter T. Toot'. Armando Marsans, who joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1911, was the first Cuban star of the major leagues. Events in baseball have often mirrored America's social development--Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier is one example--and the story of Armando Marsans has much to teach about the United States and Latin America during the early 20th century. In detailing the career of Marsans, this work also recapitulates baseball history in Cuba and describes the early development of professional baseball in America. Examples of how Americans reacted to Marsans as a player and a person, and the prevalence of Latino stereotypes during this era, are fully explored. Part biography, part sociological study, this book introduces the reader to a physically gifted player and to a young, powerful America struggling to find its own identity in its new ethnic makeup. 2003-12-19 time of publication of the book, [-McFarland-]"

Publisher : McFarland
Pages : 197 Paper
Genre : Sports & Recreation
No.ID : _m44RuakuOcC
ISBN-10 : 9780786482016
ISBN-13 : 078648201X
Time : 2003-12-19
Author : Peter T. Toot
Size : 595 KB/s
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John Huston

Original Synopsis

"John Huston has a total of 827 pages which are papers from writer 'Allen Cohen, Harry Lawton'. This reference work provides a biography of John Huston; a critical survey of his oeuvre; a chronology of his life; a filmography with synopses of the films he directed, wrote for, or appeared in; an annotated bibliography of writings on Huston; a list of articles and reviews of particular films; and information concerning screenplays, awards and honors, archival resources, and related matters. Largely follows the organizational pattern of "A Reference Publication in Film" series. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR 1997 time of publication of the book, [-MacMillan Publishing Company-]"

Publisher : MacMillan Publishing Company
Pages : 827 Paper
Genre : Performing Arts
No.ID : TKdZAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015042152853
Time : 1997
Author : Allen Cohen, Harry Lawton
Size : 389 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Original Synopsis

"The Publishers Weekly has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : American literature
No.ID : nq3WHvo2WysC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSD:31822036342525
Time :
Author :
Size : 366 KB/s
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California

Original Synopsis

"California has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1984 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : California
No.ID : NiQcAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106007801175
Time : 1984
Author :
Size : 525 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Irish America

Original Synopsis

"Irish America has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1990 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Irish
No.ID : QYcOAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : WISC:89058266123
Time : 1990
Author :
Size : 254 KB/s
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Film Review

Original Synopsis

"Film Review has a total of 192 pages which are papers from writer 'F. Maurice Speed, James Cameron-Wilson'. The year's releases in review, with necrologies and brief articles. 1989 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 192 Paper
Genre : Motion pictures
No.ID : Lg0IAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781852271664
ISBN-13 : 1852271663
Time : 1989
Author : F. Maurice Speed, James Cameron-Wilson
Size : 713 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"John Willis' Screen World has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1989 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Motion pictures
No.ID : osszAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UCSD:31822029450996
Time : 1989
Author :
Size : 196 KB/s
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The Motion Picture Annual

Original Synopsis

"The Motion Picture Annual has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Cinebooks'. 1989 time of publication of the book, [-Cinebooks-]"

Publisher : Cinebooks
Pages : Paper
Genre : Motion pictures
No.ID : UhUIAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : IND:30000070488980
Time : 1989
Author : Cinebooks
Size : 331 KB/s
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The Motion Picture Guide ... Annual

Original Synopsis

"The Motion Picture Guide ... Annual has a total of 665 pages which are papers from writer 'Jay Robert Nash, Stanley Ralph Nash, Stanley Ralph Ross'. 1989 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 665 Paper
Genre : Performing Arts
No.ID : lYkqAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780933997202
ISBN-13 : 0933997205
Time : 1989
Author : Jay Robert Nash, Stanley Ralph Nash, Stanley Ralph Ross
Size : 288 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Stalin

Original Synopsis

"Stalin has a total of 346 pages which are papers from writer 'Robert Conquest'. A portrait of the Soviet leader describes Stalin's childhood, his roles as student, revolutionary, and communist theoretician, his clash with Lenin, the great Terror, and the Nazi-Soviet pact 1991-11-01 time of publication of the book, [-Viking Pr-]"

Publisher : Viking Pr
Pages : 346 Paper
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
No.ID : KV1pAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015025157119
Time : 1991-11-01
Author : Robert Conquest
Size : 427 KB/s
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The royal beasts and other works

Original Synopsis

"The royal beasts and other works has a total of 201 pages which are papers from writer 'William Empson, John Haffenden'. 1988-02 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 201 Paper
Genre : Literary Criticism
No.ID : tRogAQAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105038387556
Time : 1988-02
Author : William Empson, John Haffenden
Size : 764 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB