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What Goes up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It
Eric J. Weiner
0316929662
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. A 50-year veteran of the financial business says, "If you ever want to get a job on Wall Street, here are the magic words: I can make you money." Not quite "Greed is good," but a typically honest, clear-eyed quote from this illuminating oral history of the stock market. Weiner, a former Dow Jones journalist, provides an insider's perspective on Wall Street through interviews with financial superstars like Charles Schwab, Peter Lynch and dozens of others. He begins in the 1930s and '40s, when each brokerage firm was like a "secret society" in which diversity meant hiring a Dartmouth grad instead of men from Harvard, Yale or Princeton. He ends with 9/11, when the market closed for the longest stretch since the Great Depression. In between, Weiner digs for what financiers really thought about Wall...


The Locus Awards
Charles N. Brown
0060594268
July 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The 18 Locus Award–winning novelettes and short stories selected for this solid anthology by Brown, the longtime editor/publisher of the influential SF/fantasy news magazine, and Strahan, the mag'sreviews editor, show how SF and fantasy have matured from the 1970s to the present. Standouts include Harlan Ellison's nostalgic tale of unchanging age, "Jeffty Is Five"; Octavia E. Butler's boundary-stretching "Bloodchild," in which an intelligent alien race uses human beings both as pets and as repositories for their grubs; John Kessel's poignant, semi-autobiographical "Buffalo," about a meeting of Kessel's blue-collar father with his idol, H.G. Wells, in 1934; and Neil Gaiman's wistful homage to Ray Bradbury, "October in the Chair." Gene Wolfe's "The Death of Doctor Island" and Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Day...


Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock N Roll
Rick Coleman
0306814919
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"When people get started dancing and having a good time, they don't care what color you are," reflected Herbert Hardesty, one of Antoine "Fats" Domino's band members, on the ability of Domino's music to break through the color barrier in postwar America. It is a recurring theme in Coleman's biography, as are, not surprisingly, segregation and mainstream society's reception to rock 'n' roll, particularly songs by African Americans. Based on interviews and years of research, Coleman's book is well-written and full of lively details about life on the road, recording sessions and how things worked in Domino's inner circle. After making quick work of Domino's grandparents and childhood, Coleman begins a chronological journey through Domino's life, peppering his narrative with important events in music and the civil...


Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Palmer Memorial Institute: What One Young African American Woman Could Do
Charles Weldon Wadelington
0807847941
November 1999
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Mutiny on the Bounty, Vol. 1
Charles Nordhoff
0316611689
April 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY is the thrilling account of the strange, eventful, and tragic voyage of His Majesty's Ship Bounty in 17881789, which culminated in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh.

About the Author
Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (1887­1951), who served together as U.S. Air Service pilots in World War I, had a highly successful literary partnership that lasted nearly 30 years and produced several worldwide bestsellers. They are best known for their high-seas adventure Bounty trilogy.


Weeping: A Fritillary Quilter Mystery
Shelly Reuben
1932112200
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Edgar nominee Reuben (Julian Solo) launches a new mystery series featuring a young New York insurance claims investigator who will either charm or cloy, depending on how you feel about Nancy Drew. Fritillary "Tilly" Quilter and arson expert Isaac "Ike" Blessing, who happened to probe the fire Tilly accidentally started years before as a teenage babysitter, team up to look into a suspicious claim put in by Faith Browning after her sister Dorsey dies in an apartment blaze. The pair dutifully grill a conventional circle of suspects, including a spurned suitor and a married lover, with the veteran Ike taking much of the lead while Tilly focuses on reconstructing the victim's life. Details of Tilly's temporary jobs before she discovered her calling slow the narrative, while the step-by-step arson investigation...


The Life and Times of Little Richard: The Authorised Biography
Charles White
0711997616
August 2003
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Book Description
The classic authorized biography that told it all. When Little Richard burst onto the scene in the early 1950s, he sounded like nothing on earth.

About the Author
Charles White, better known as Dr Rock, is official biographer to both Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Born in Dublin in 1942, he studied medicine in the Sixties and then moved to Scarborough where he still lives. He is both a writer and broadcaster, and a recognized expert on early rock’n’roll.


Law's Conscience: Equitable Constitutionalism in America
Peter Charles Hoffer
080784294X
October 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
'The Law's Conscience' is a history of equity in Anglo-American jurisprudence from the inception of the chancellor's court in medieval England to the most recent civil rights and affirmative action decisions of the United States Supreme Court.


Modern American Houses: Four Decades of Award-Winning Design in Architectural Record
Clifford A. Pearson
0810933349
September 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Anyone who has ever fantasized about living in an architect-designed house will be spellbound by this display of splendid architecture. Each of the spectacular houses presented in this volume was drawn from the prestigious roster of Architectural Record's annual best of issue, a tradition that began in 1956. Thus this book features some of the most innovative and influential residential designs of the past four decades, with houses created by such notables as Philip Johnson, Richard Meier, José Luis Sert, Antoine Predock, Franklin Israel, Frank Gehry, and many others. As Clifford Pearson, an editor of Architectural Record, notes, architect-designed residences often are viewed as a barometer of what is happening in architecture at large. It is not too far out to suggest, then, that these structures have...

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