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Maurice "Rocket" Richard: The Reluctant Hero
Chrys Goyens
0968622046
March 2001
Hardcover
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To Bed at Noon: The Life and Art of Maurice Duggan
Ian Richards
186940159X
March 1998
Hardcover
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626 by 9
Sheldon Posen
0660192551
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
626 by 9 is a goal-by-goal chronicle in pictures, stats, and stories celebrating the remarkable career of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. For 18 seasons, the Montreal Canadien in sweater number 9 dominated the sport, chalking up 626 career goals. The book is amply illustrated with pictures of The Rocket in action, the sticks he used to score the milestones, and the awards and trophies he won for setting record after scoring record. Other images of items and events in Richard’s life hint at how important he was not only to hockey but also to Canada’s history and sense of itself.

About the Author
I. Sheldon Posen is curator of the Canadian Folklife Programme at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.


Exiled in Paris: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett, and Others on the Left Bank
James Campbell
0520234413
February 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
English author Campbell (Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin) has loosely strung together interesting anecdotes about the group of expatriate writers and artists who lived and worked on the Left Bank after WWII. Several of them were African Americans, including Wright and Baldwin, who were fleeing the racist climate in the U.S. Drawing on interviews and published reminiscences, the author details the feud between the two novelists, fueled by literary rivalry and paranoia. He also focuses on the history of Olympia Press, founded by Maurice Girodias, who with the assistance of Glasgow writer Alexander Trocchi published Lolita, The Story of O and other controversial books. Campbell successfully evokes the flavor of Parisian cafe life in this memoir that will be of great interest to literature devotees....


Richard Edwards and His Wife Catherine Pond May
Maurice Dwight Edwards
193220525X
March 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ben Jonson, the famous English poet and dramatist, has written: "It is the highest of earthly honors to be descended from the great and the good." The descendents of Richard Edwards have just cause to be thankful...for the splendid record of achievement which they have inherited from past generations.


Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai
Robert A. Bickers
0231131321
November 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"Informative... energetically written. Making his way warily between the anti-imperialists and the nostalgists of empire, placing a 'marginal' man in his full context, Bickers does lift a corner of the curtain on a nearly lost world, a world as ordinary then as it may seem extraordinary to us." -- John Sperling, The Guardian
"fascinating piece of historical detective work...it is probably the best Old Shanghai book I have read...superb" -- Anton Graham, China Economic Review
" Empire Made Me is a fascinating and intimate portrait of Shanghai at its apex." -- Asian Review of Books
"A work of dedicated and original scholarship.... What emerges is the portrait of a singular and heroic man." -- John Carey, Sunday Times, London
"Bickers' detailed recovery of an obscure and 'unimportant' policeman's life gives a...


Reference Guide to Latin American History
James D. Henderson
1563247445
January 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This work attempts to do a great deal in 615 pages and accomplishes most of it. The book is in three sections: a general chronology, a topical chronology, and a biographical section. The first covers events in the region from the arrival of the first humans in the Americas around 40,000 B.C.E. to late 1999 C.E. Entries are arranged regionally and nationally, and then chronologically in each division by historical period. The entries range from a few lines to more than one double-column page, and the use of bold type makes it easy to identify main points. Bold type also serves to cross-reference entries with those in the biographical section. The topical chronology is arranged in much the same way, being divided by subject, then chronologically, and then regionally. It covers topics in society, politics and government,...


The Sacred Monster of Thomism: An Introduction to the Life and Legacy of Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.
Richard Peddicord
1587317524
April 2003
Hardcover
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Street Where I Live
Alan Jay Lerner
0306806029
August 1994
Paperback
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From AudioFile
A pure delight. Lerner, a librettist, and his partner, composer Fritz Loewe, were giants of the American musical theater. Together they were responsible for such Broadway hits as BRIGADOON, PAINT YOUR WAGON, MY FAIR LADY, GIGI and CAMELOT. David Case's reading captures Lerner's understated brilliance, wit and sophistication, and provides insight into how much hard work it took to make it all look easy. The listener is transported into a sadly bygone era of magic and grace when giants like Moss Hart, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison ruled the stage. These are cruder times, full of coarser fare, but this audio will leave you humming. "Oh, wouldn't it be lover-ly." M.D.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


Business Builders in Fast Food
Nathan Aaseng
1881508587
January 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-Aaseng takes an intriguing look back to the beginnings of these restaurants, tracing the development of this phenomenon by profiling 10 entrepreneurs who shaped the industry. Fred Harvey of the Harvey House restaurants was the first to establish a chain, following the tracks of the railroad across the country in the late 1800s and hiring Harvey Girls to wait on his customers. Billy Ingram and Walter Anderson made five-cent, square hamburgers popular with their White Castle chain. J. F. McCullough and Harry Axene's Dairy Queens featured soft-serve ice cream and other frozen treats. McDonald's was the brainchild of Mac and Dick McDonald, who popularized the Golden Arches and then sold the company to Ray Kroc, who went on to serve billions. Harland Sanders's secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken is...


Hockey's Glory Days: The 1950s and '60s
Dan Diamond
0740738291
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
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About the Author
Dan Diamond is a widely recognized authority on the game of hockey. For 19 years, his company, Dan Diamond and Associates, has produced The National Hockey League's Official Guide and Record Book and numerous other books about the history of the game, including Total Hockey: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Eric Zweig is a managing editor with Dan Diamond and Associates in Toronto. Eric and Dan also cowrote the AMP titles Ice Q and As: A Century of Hockey Intelligence and Hockey Stories On and Off the ice (with James Duplacey).

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