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Kingfish: The Reign of Huey P. Long
Richard D. White
140006354X
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The inspiration for Robert Penn Warren's demagogue in All the King's Men, Huey Long was Louisiana's governor, then U.S. senator and controlled virtually every aspect of the state government from 1929 until he was shot to death in 1935 at age 42. Long used the same skills he had honed as a charming traveling salesman for a lard substitute to appeal directly to potential voters and bypass the powerful political bosses. He filled the ranks of government employees with his own supporters, shamelessly appointing his brother as a tax collector even though he had promised to abolish the post and use the money for a TB hospital. Long may have started out as a populist with the admirable goal of providing free textbooks to schoolchildren, but squandering resources and lining his own pockets, he created Louisiana's first...


Afro-American Writing
Richard A. Long
0271003766
Dec 1991
Paperback
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Woman in the Mirror
Richard Avedon
0810959623
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Wealthy or poor, young or old, famous or infamous, all of Avedon's subjects are photographed with the same stark, minimalist touch. This new collection spans five decades of the late photographer's work and focuses on the portraiture king's pictures of women. Beginning with a simple, joyous image of the Italian actress Anna Magnani in all her hearty, make-free glory and ending with a casual, breezy shot of mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the loosely chronological succession of Avedon's primarily black-and-white shots demonstrates that, while the idea of photographing women is nothing new, the way the former Harper's Bazaar and Vogue contributor approached his subjects was. As explained in art historian Hollander's ending essay, Avedon was the first photographer to break down the...


British Pro-Consuls in Egypt, 1914-1929
Richard Long
0415350336
Dec 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
With World War I and Egypt's colorful politics as background, C.W.R. Long tells the story of four proconsuls (McMahon, Wingate, Allenby and Lloyd), their principal opponent, Sa'ad Zaghul, and the great events of the time - the rise of the WAFD party, the uprising of 1919, the murder of Sir Lee Stack and the Allenby ultimatum. He sheds new light on the strife of members of the High Commission among themselves and the Foreign Office, on the struggle between Egypt and Britain for ownership of the Sudan, on Egypt's fight for independence and on the failure of democracy to take root in the country.


Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Richard Peck
0141303522
October 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Peck (Strays Like Us) first created the inimitable central figure of this novel in a previously published short story. Although the narrator, Joey, and his younger sister, Mary Alice, live in the Windy city during the reign of Al Capone and Bugs Moran, most of their adventures occur "a long way from Chicago," during their annual down-state visits with Grandma Dowdel. A woman as "old as the hills," "tough as an old boot," and larger than life ("We could hardly see her town because of Grandma. She was so big, and the town was so small"), Grandma continually astounds her citified grandchildren by stretching the boundaries of truth. In eight hilarious episodes spanning the years 1929-1942, she plots outlandish schemes to even the score with various colorful members of her community, including a teenaged vandal, a...


Richard Long
Richard Long
0500284091
July 2005
Paperback
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Choice
His work is formally strong, contemplative, often startling, and always beautiful...An excellent revelation of Long's multifaceted work.

The Independent
The finest monograph on any artist published this year.

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The New Atlas of Human Anatomy
Thomas O. McCracken (Editor)
0760719217
October 1999
Hardcover
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Richard Long
Sarah Whitfield
0500510660
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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Umbrella, January 2003
Documents last dozen years of Long's amazing career....A must for most contemporary collections.

The Independent
The finest monograph on any artist published this year. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Old Wine Shades
Martha Grimes
0670034797
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. At the start of bestseller Grimes's compelling 20th Richard Jury mystery, the Scotland Yard detective is on suspension because he decided to save lives rather than wait for a warrant in his previous outing, The Winds of Change (2004). With time on his hands, Jury is ensnared by the intriguing tale spun by Harry Johnson, a man who, apparently, just happens upon him in a London pub, the Old Wine Shades. Despite himself, Jury is drawn in by Johnson's account of the baffling disappearance of a mother, her autistic son and their dog—and the more baffling reappearance of the pet nine months later. The detective diligently follows every lead to determine the fate of the missing people, even as Johnson's digressions into the paradoxes of quantum physics lead Jury to question the truth of the...


Mirage
Richard Long
0714837792
Feb 1998
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English
Original Language: Italian


The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #2)
Rick Riordan
0786856866
April 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9 In this second installment in the series, Percy, Poseidon's 13-year-old demigod son, is desperate to rescue his friend Grover, captive of the bloodthirsty Cyclops Polyphemus, and to retrieve the healing Golden Fleece. The sheepskin is needed to restore the protection around Camp Half-Blood, the only safe haven for the children of gods and humans, heroes-in-training in our modern world. However, the camp has already been compromised and the quest for the Golden Fleece has been awarded to the bully Clarisse. Encouraged by Hermes, Percy sets off for the Bermuda Triangle anyway with his friend Annabeth and classmate Tyson, who turns out to be a half-brother and a Cyclops as well. Adventure follows chaotic adventure at a rapid pace, and readers with even a passing acquaintance with the Odyssey will...


Specialist Training in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
Richard G. Long
072343252X
July 2005
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Book Description
Written for doctors starting their career in gastroenterology, this text presents a succinct account of the subject concentrating on diagnostic techniques, treatment and management. Throughout use is made of colour photographs, drawings, lists and tables. The aim is to provide a 'bridge' between introductory undergraduate texts and the very large and expensive major reference works. Evidence-based treatment options are given are integrated and referenced. A detailed list of further reading is also provided.

About the Author
Richard G. Long, MD, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cith Hospital, Nottingham, UK; and Brian B. Scott, MD, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln, UK


Stone of Tears
Terry Goodkind
0812548094
August 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This satisfying sequel to Goodkind's powerful debut novel, Wizard's First Rule, has everything one could ask for in an epic fantasy. In the earlier book, Seeker of Truth Richard Cypher tricked the sorcerer Darken Rahl by using Wizard's First Rule (that people are stupid and can be easily misled) into opening the wrong Box of Orden. Though this saved humanity from the evil mage's tyrannies, it also tore the veil between worlds, so the diabolical Keeper of the Underworld can now reach through and seize permanent control of the living. To stop this from happening, Richard must now learn how to be a wizard. The Sisters of the Light promise they will teach him to wield his powers, but they require that he wear a collar of obedience, something he has sworn he would rather die than do. Events sweep Richard and his...


Richard Long
Richard Long
0807612693
Sept 1991
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this arresting volume, London gallery director Seymour and British artist Fulton present their interviews with and impressions of British conceptual artist Richard Long, who imposes orderly and transitory patterns on nature as he hikes through wilderness areas. Long's walks take place in rural England, the U.S. and the Sahara, and on mountain ranges including the Pyrenees, Alps and Himalayas. Walking itself is Long's purest art, but documentation is the way he shares his experience with his audience: this secondary physical evidence includes outlined road maps, lists of words and phrases that represent memorable points in his journeys, and striking photos of the circles, lines and patterns he creates with rocks, with poured water or with his own footsteps. For his gallery installations, Long positions tree...


The Winds of Change
Martha Grimes
0451216962
November 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For Richard Jury, the death of his cousin—apparently his one link to his childhood—generates "an emptiness that he hadn't seen coming" and supplies an existential, melancholic subtext to this 19th outing for the New Scotland Yard detective (after 2002's The Grave Maurice). Bestseller Grimes's finely written, if at times baffling, novel is propelled by an unthinkably horrific crime: an unidentified five-year-old girl is shot dead in a London street. Her autopsy reveals sexual abuse and leads to a London pedophile ring. The girl may be connected to Flora, the abducted child of a particularly loathsome businessman, Viktor Baumann. Three years earlier, during a nasty custody battle with Baumann's ex-wife, four-year-old Flora was kidnapped near her home in Devon. When the unidentified body of a woman turns...


Mountains and Waters
Richard Long
0807612936
Feb 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
British artist Long ( Walking in Circles ) takes nature treks--in England's Lake District, the Sahara, Japan, Nepal--and creates site-specific works along the way. He fashions a mud circle in the river Avon, traces a line of snow near a temple in Kyoto and erects a circle of stones on a Swiss mountainside. The spare, deeply meditative photographs that he took en route sometimes call to mind prehistoric British megalithic monuments or Native American earthworks, as if he wants to tune in on planetary patterns of energy. At other times Long simply records what he sees, providing dramatic vistas of Iceland's vast rolling hills, Bolivia's high plateau, Washington's forests and Mount Everest's calm majesty. His images, poetic captions and unobstrusive siteworks reflect an artist who is at once traveler, nature-lover...


Richard Scarry's Longest Book Ever: 8 Feet of Lift-the-Flap Fun!
Richard Scarry
0689801343
September 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Poor Bananas Gorilla! He can't find his bananas anywhere!Kids will delight in helping Bananas Gorilla find his lost bananas somewhere aboard this busy 8-foot-long freight train! Thanks to Richard Scarry's well-loved illustrations, lots of flaps to lift, and a movable crane, this hilarious pull-out book is sure to be a hit with children of all ages.All aboard!

Simon & Schuster
Poor Bananas Gorilla! He can't find his bananas anywhere! Kids will delight in helping Bananas Gorilla find his lost bananas somewhere aboard this busy 8-foot-long freight train! Thanks to Richard Scarry's well-loved illustrations, lots of flaps to lift, and a movable crane, this hilarious pull-out book is sure to be a hit with children of all ages. All aboard!


Caring for Your Family Treasures
Jane S. Long
0810929090
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
So you've had Great-Grandma's old oil painting appraised (you're a devotee of Antiques Roadshow) and, to your amazement, it actually is worth a pretty penny. Now that you know it's valuable, you want to store it properly. But how? According to Caring for Your Family Treasures, paintings are best preserved by keeping them out of direct light in a comfortably heated room (72 degrees with 50 percent humidity is ideal) and by handling them very carefully. By following the preservation guidelines laid out in Caring for Your Family Treasures, you can keep your precious heirlooms safe for generations to come.

"We know we cannot keep everything," says Heritage Preservation President Lawrence L. Reger, "and deciding what to keep is not easy. In the end, the things we choose to hold onto become that more precious to us, and it...



Unholy Thirst
Richard Long
1413729967
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
It was supposed to be a happy ending. A simple family get-together to celebrate their parents' wedding anniversary. Josh and Ashlee arrive to find the doors ripped from the hinges, the furniture demolished, the gruesome trail of blood on the floor. Their family is lurking in the shadows, waiting for them with hungry, leering mouths, fangs bared, fingers curled into monstrous talons. Mother, father, sister and brother - all murdered in a bloody orgy, now revived as a mindless pack of the evil undead. But the nightmare's only just begun as Ashlee and Josh finally destroy the vampires. Now on the run with no one to turn to, they end up at their grandparents' house. Together, the two generations swear a solemn vow to find and destroy the demons that tore their lives apart. And the climatic battle is about to begin. ...


The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
0786856297
July 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 5-9–An adventure-quest with a hip edge. At first glance, Perseus Jackson seems like a loser (readers meet him at a boarding school for troubled youth), but he's really the son of Poseidon and a mortal woman. As he discovers his heritage, he also loses that mother and falls into mortal danger. The gods (still very active in the 21st-century world) are about to go to war over a lost thunderbolt, so Percy and sidekicks Grover (a young satyr) and Annabeth (daughter of Athena) set out to retrieve it. Many close calls and monster-attacks later, they enter Hades's realm (via L.A.). A virtuoso description of the Underworld is matched by a later account of Olympus (hovering 600 floors above Manhattan). There's lots of zippy review of Greek myth and legend, and characters like Medusa,...

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