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Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Book
Author : Bill Dedman,Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2013-09-10
ISBN : 0345545567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Janet Maslin, The New York Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch When Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Bill Dedman noticed in 2009 a grand home for sale, unoccupied for nearly sixty years, he stumbled through a surprising portal into American history. Empty Mansions is a rich mystery of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance. At its heart is a reclusive heiress named Huguette Clark, a woman so secretive that, at the time of her death at age 104, no new photograph of her had been seen in decades. Though she owned palatial homes in California, New York, and Connecticut, why had she lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room, despite being in excellent health? Why were her valuables being sold off? Was she in control of her fortune, or controlled by those managing her money? Dedman has collaborated with Huguette Clark’s cousin, Paul Clark Newell, Jr., one of the few relatives to have frequent conversations with her. Dedman and Newell tell a fairy tale in reverse: the bright, talented daughter, born into a family of extreme wealth and privilege, who secrets herself away from the outside world. Huguette was the daughter of self-made copper industrialist W. A. Clark, nearly as rich as Rockefeller in his day, a controversial senator, railroad builder, and founder of Las Vegas. She grew up in the largest house in New York City, a remarkable dwelling with 121 rooms for a family of four. She owned paintings by Degas and Renoir, a world-renowned Stradivarius violin, a vast collection of antique dolls. But wanting more than treasures, she devoted her wealth to buying gifts for friends and strangers alike, to quietly pursuing her own work as an artist, and to guarding the privacy she valued above all else. The Clark family story spans nearly all of American history in three generations, from a log cabin in Pennsylvania to mining camps in the Montana gold rush, from backdoor politics in Washington to a distress call from an elegant Fifth Avenue apartment. The same Huguette who was touched by the terror attacks of 9/11 held a ticket nine decades earlier for a first-class stateroom on the second voyage of the Titanic. Empty Mansions reveals a complex portrait of the mysterious Huguette and her intimate circle. We meet her extravagant father, her publicity-shy mother, her star-crossed sister, her French boyfriend, her nurse who received more than $30 million in gifts, and the relatives fighting to inherit Huguette’s copper fortune. Richly illustrated with more than seventy photographs, Empty Mansions is an enthralling story of an eccentric of the highest order, a last jewel of the Gilded Age who lived life on her own terms.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Book
Author : Bill Dedman,Paul Clark Newell (Jr.)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-01-29
ISBN : 9781782394761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rich mystery of a reclusive, eccentric heiress Huguette Clark: a true story of wealth and loss, connecting the Gilded Age opulence of the nineteenth century with a twenty-first-century battle over a $300 million inheritance.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Book
Author : Realbuzz Studios
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2008-05-20
ISBN : 141858097X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You'll never discover the secret if you stay safe at home. Like generations before them, cadets Adam and Dawn have always lived aboard the asteroid. But past generations have never experienced a threat like this: Robotic Alien Technology (R.A.T.) is attacking the spaceship--with the intent to destroy everyone on board. Dawn and Adam are two of the best new Coupler pilots, but they're also famous for their clashes. When a family crisis and a R.A.T. sighting coincide, Dawn has to call on all her inner resources to stay focused on the mission. A deep space discovery lies ahead, threatening to forever alter the ship's future--and every life on it.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Book
Author : Bill Dedman,Paul Clark Newell, Jr.
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9781782394785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the tradition of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, an extraordinary Dickensian story of wealth and eccentricity.

Empty Mansions

Empty Mansions Book
Author : Realbuzz Studios
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781595544179
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You'll never discover the secret if you stay safe at home. Like generations before them, cadets Adam and Dawn have always lived aboard the asteroid. But past generations have never experienced a threat like this: Robotic Alien Technology (R.A.T.) is attacking the spaceship--with the intent to destroy everyone on board. Dawn and Adam are two of the best new Coupler pilots, but they're also famous for their clashes. When a family crisis and a R.A.T. sighting coincide, Dawn has to call on all her inner resources to stay focused on the mission. A deep space discovery lies ahead, threatening to forever alter the ship's future--and every life on it.

SWYK on the Common Core Gr 5 Student Workbook

SWYK on the Common Core Gr  5  Student Workbook Book
Author : Show What You Know Publishing
Publisher : Lorenz Educational Press
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN : 1592304567
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Assess student knowledge of the national Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading and Mathematics with two full-length Assessments for each subject. Questions provide students with the necessary practice needed to achieve academic success with the CCSS. Chapters on test-taking strategies and test anxiety build students confidence and test-taking skills. Glossaries familiarize students with vocabulary terms and concepts found on state proficiency tests.

Philadelphia Mansions Stories and Characters behind the Walls

Philadelphia Mansions  Stories and Characters behind the Walls Book
Author : Thom Nickels
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2018-03-19
ISBN : 1625859511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philadelphia's grand mansions and architectural treasures reflect its iconic status in American history, for each Greek Revival home and Corinthian column tells a compelling story of the people behind it. Historic Strawberry Mansion in North Philadelphia was home to Judge William Lewis, a Patriot who defended colonists accused of treason and was Aaron Burr's defense lawyer. Socialite, millionaire and world-renowned art collector Henry McIlhenny made his home at Rittenhouse Square and left his art collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Famed architect Addison Mizner's Spanish Colonial Revival house La Ronda brought the stark contrast of South Florida to Philadelphia. Author Thom Nickels presents the city's most iconic homes and the stories behind them.

In the Mind Fields

In the Mind Fields Book
Author : Casey Schwartz
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN : 0307911535
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Everywhere I looked it seemed that we were being defined by what our brains were doing . . . Everywhere, there were hucksters and geniuses, all trying to colonize the new world of the brain.” “I’d never been a science person,” Casey Schwartz declares at the beginning of her far-reaching quest to understand how we define ourselves. Nevertheless, in her early twenties, she was drawn to the possibilities and insights emerging on the frontiers of brain research. Over the next decade she set out to meet the neuroscientists and psychoanalysts engaged with such questions as, How do we perceive the world, make decisions, or remember our childhoods? Are we using the brain? Or the mind? To what extent is it both? Schwartz discovered that neuroscience and psychoanalysis are engaged in a conflict almost as old as the disciplines themselves. Many neuroscientists, if they think about psychoanalysis at all, view it as outdated, arbitrary, and subjective, while many psychoanalysts decry neuroscience as lacking the true texture of human experience. With passion and humor, Schwartz explores the surprising efforts to find common ground. Beginning among the tweedy Freudians of North London and proceeding to laboratories, consulting rooms, and hospital bedsides around the world, Schwartz introduces a cast of pioneering characters, from Mark Solms, a South African neuropsychoanalyst with an expertise in dreams, to David Silvers, a psychoanalyst practicing in New York, to Harry, a man who has lost his use of language in the wake of a stroke but who nevertheless benefits from Silvers’s analytic technique. In the Mind Fields is a riveting view of the convictions, obsessions, and struggles of those who dedicate themselves to the effort to understand the mysteries of inner life.

The Last Temptation of Sun Ra

The Last Temptation of Sun Ra Book
Author : Marc Kaplan
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-07
ISBN : 146289593X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Last Temptation of Sun Ra book written by Marc Kaplan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Amateur authors magazine

The Amateur authors  magazine Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Amateur authors magazine book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Eastern Life

Eastern Life Book
Author : Harriet Martineau
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1876
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Eastern Life book written by Harriet Martineau, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Money Like You Mean It

Money Like You Mean It Book
Author : Erica Alini
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2022-01-04
ISBN : 1459748697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wrestle debt to the ground. Figure out whether you should rent or buy. And determine if a side hustle is really worth the hassle. Get a job, buy a house, spend less than you make, and retire at sixty-five. That’s advice for a world that has largely disappeared. Even good jobs today often have no guarantee of stability. Home prices have reached the stratosphere. Meanwhile, student debt drags you down just as you're trying to take off in life. To survive and thrive in today’s reality, you need a whole new personal finance toolkit. Global News money reporter Erica Alini blends the big picture with practical advice to give you a deeper understanding of the economic forces that are shaping your financial struggles and how to overcome them. Packed with concrete tips, Money Like You Mean It covers all the bases: from debt through investing and retirement to renting vs. buying and how to tell whether a side gig is really worth the effort. It’s the essential road map you need to make it in the current economy.

Class book of modern science by F and T A Bullock

Class book of modern science  by F  and T A  Bullock Book
Author : Francis Bullock
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1880
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Class book of modern science by F and T A Bullock book written by Francis Bullock, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Class book of modern science

Class book of modern science Book
Author : Class-book
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1868
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bigfoots in Paradise

Bigfoots in Paradise Book
Author : Doug Lawson
Publisher : Red Hen Press
Release : 2018-11-15
ISBN : 1597096830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the author of A Patrimony of Fishes, eight darkly comic short stories set in contemporary central California. Beauty and terror collide in Doug Lawson’s Bigfoots in Paradise, a wild new collection of stories set largely in and around Santa Cruz, California, and the surrounding mountains. It’s a land tucked between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean, one that’s populated by aging hippies and venture capitalist sharks, pot farmers and surfers, child prodigies and roaming herds of wild boar. Earthquakes rumble, meth labs explode, helicopters search overhead for drug farms while wildfires ravage the hillsides. Blimps crash, mushrooms dream, dogfights erupt, trustafarians pontificate while pneumatic ostriches walk the streets and sons and fathers and lovers try desperately to find some way to connect with the past, with themselves, before it’s too late. Doug plunges headlong into this astonishing country at a fine-tuned, white-knuckled pace that will leave you both gasping for breath and holding your heart in your hands. His characters are awkward, ungainly, and great at hiding and they shamble through the beautiful wilderness of their lives, searching for meaning, searching for themselves. “Lawson’s taut, graphic prose sparkles. . . . Insightful, stimulating, and unforgettable tales.” —Kirkus Reviews “Vivid . . . haunting . . . assured and atmospheric.” —Booklist ​ “Lawson writes with confidence, his prose is lyrical and poetic, and he comfortably blends dark comedy and empathic observations.” —Hunger Mountain “These stories are wonderful reminders that the line between childhood and adulthood is an ever-fluctuating, utterly fluid, and perhaps completely irrelevant distinction. . . . A very satisfying read.”―Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once

The Daughter s Way

The Daughter   s Way Book
Author : Tanis MacDonald
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN : 1554584019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Daughter’s Way investigates negotiations of female subjectivity in twentieth-century Canadian women’s elegies with a special emphasis on the father’s death as a literary and political watershed. The book examines the work of Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Jay Macpherson, Margaret Atwood, Kristjana Gunnars, Lola Lemire Tostevin, Anne Carson, and Erin Mouré as elegiac daughteronomies—literary artifacts of mourning that grow from the poets’ investigation into the function and limitations of elegiac convention. Some poets treat the father as a metaphor for socio-political power, while others explore more personal iterations of loss, but all the poets in The Daughter’s Way seek to redefine daughterly duty in a contemporary context by challenging elegiac tradition through questions of genre and gender. Beginning with psychoanalytical theories of filiation, inheritance, and mourning as they are complicated by feminist challenges to theories of kinship and citizenship, The Daughter’s Way debates the efficacy of the literary “work of mourning” in twentieth-century Canadian poetry. By investigating the way a daughter’s filial piety performs and sometimes reconfigures such work, and situating melancholia as a creative force in women’s elegies, the book considers how elegies inquire into the rhetoric of mourning as it is complicated by father-daughter kinship.

Sunburnt Cities

Sunburnt Cities Book
Author : Justin B. Hollander
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-01-18
ISBN : 1136849092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years there has been a growing focus on urban and environmental studies, and the skills and techniques needed to address the wider challenges of how to create sustainable communities. Central to that demand is the increasing urgency of addressing the issue of urban decline, and the response has almost always been to pursue growth policies to attempt to reverse that decline. The track record of growth policies has been mixed at best. Until the first decade of the twenty-first century decline was assumed to be an issue only for former industrial cities – the so-called Rust Belt. But the sudden reversal in growth in the major cities of the American Sunbelt has shown that urban decline can be a much wider issue. Justin Hollander’s research into urban decline in both the Sun and Rust Belts draws lessons planners and policy makers that can be applied universally. Hollander addresses the reasons and statistics behind these "shrinking cities" with a positive outlook, arguing that growth for growth’s sake is not beneficial for communities, suggesting instead that urban development could be achieved through shrinkage. Case studies on Phoenix, Flint, Orlando and Fresno support the argument, and Hollander delves into the numbers, literature and individual lives affected and how they have changed in response to the declining regions. Written for urban scholars and to suit a wide range of courses focused on contemporary urban studies, this text forms a base for all study on shrinking cities for professionals, academics and students in urban design, planning, public administration and sociology.

Sermons of the Rev C H Spurgeon of London

Sermons of the Rev  C  H  Spurgeon  of London Book
Author : Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1871
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sermons of Rev C H Spurgeon

Sermons of Rev  C  H  Spurgeon     Book
Author : Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1865
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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