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After The Ball

After the Ball PDF
Author: Marshall Kirk
Publisher: Plume Books
ISBN:
Size: 17.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 398
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A compelling and compassionate work that never fails to stimulate. After the Ball is required reading for straights interested in understanding a minority that comprises 10% of the population and for gays who ar learning that the revolution is far from over.

After The Ball

After the Ball PDF
Author: Ian Whitcomb
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571299334
Size: 40.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 330
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First published in 1972, Ian Whitcomb's After the Ball is an exuberant account of the origins and explosion of popular music, informed by the author's store of experience in the field as a pop sensation of The Sixties. 'Brash, learned, funny and perspicacious.... The author of this free-wheeling, diverting history was a student at Trinity College, Dublin, when he created a rock hit 'You Turn Me On,' and experienced a brief, bewildering season as a touring rock celebrity. This book... is his effort to explain that experience to himself, and, well-educated man that he is, he goes all the way back to the first pop bestseller (in sheet music, of course), 'After The Ball,' and all the way forward to the 1960s.' New Yorker 'One of the best books on popular music to come along in the last few years.... Whitcomb's own involvement with music constantly surfaces to make the book both revealing and highly enjoyable.' Seattle Times

After The Ball

After the Ball PDF
Author: David P. Penhallow
Publisher: Rice st Press
ISBN: 9780967414706
Size: 54.56 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 576
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This award-winning novel tells the chilling, hilarious and touching tale of Percy, a seven year old boy in pre-World War II Hawaii, who creates ingenious ways of deal-ing with his parents' divorce in the face of an ancient Hawaiian curse placed on his family. This coming-of-age odyssey reads like a Salingeresque thriller of 1941's world of Hawaii, Hollywood film stars, movies, and celebrities of the day. You'll fall in love with little Percy, laugh at his escapades and cry at his misfortunes as he shares his quest to remove the ancient curse that he believes has destroyed his family, culminating with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Cinderella After The Ball Or Just Keep Going

Cinderella  After the Ball Or Just Keep Going PDF
Author: Barbara Redzisz Hammerstein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936051045
Size: 13.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 434
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Cinderella After the Ball... The star crossed tale of a Polish immigrants marriage into theatrical royalty.

Time For T Ball

Time for T ball PDF
Author: Alyson Heller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416994122
Size: 57.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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At T-ball practice, Caleb is not very nice when the other children try to hit the ball, but when it is his turn, he finds that he is not much better.

After The Armistice Ball

After the Armistice Ball PDF
Author: Catriona McPherson
Publisher: C & R Crime
ISBN: 1780334079
Size: 25.10 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A classic murder-mystery set among the struggling upper classes of 1920s Perthshire as, in the aftermath of the First World War, their comfortable world begins to crumble. Dandy Gilver, her husband back from the War, her children off at school and her uniform growing musty in the attic, is bored to a whimper in the spring of 1923 and a little light snooping seems like harmless fun. Before long, though, the puzzle of what really happened to the Duffy diamonds after the Armistice Ball has been swept aside by a sudden, unexpected death in a lonely seaside cottage in Galloway. Society and the law seem ready to call it an accident but Dandy, along with Cara Duffy's fiancé Alec, is sure that there is more going on than meets the eye. What is being hidden by members of the Duffy family: the watchful Lena, the cold and distant Clemence and old Gregory Duffy with his air of quiet sadness, not to mention Cara herself whose secret always seems just tantalizingly out of view? Dandy must learn to trust her instincts and swallow most of her scruples if he is to uncover the truth and earn the right to call herself a sleuth.

After The Ball

After the Ball PDF
Author: Patricia Beard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664175423
Size: 63.48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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Set in 1905, against a backdrop of magnificence, excess and corrupting glamour, After the Ball's themes are stunningly fresh: greed and chicanery, flawed love between fathers and sons, and contradictory American attitudes about wealth. Glamorous, cultured and ambitious - but fatally young and naïve - James Hazen Hyde was twenty-three when he inherited the majority shares in the billion-dollar Equitable Life Assurance Society in 1899. Five years later, at the pinnacle of social and financial success, he made a fatal miscalculation, and set in motion the first great Wall Street scandal of the twentieth century. On the last night of January 1905, Hyde gave one of the most fabulous balls of the Gilded Age. Falsely accused of charging the party to his company, he was sucked into a maelstrom of allegations of corporate malfeasance that involved the era's most famous financiers and industrialists. “Wonderfully foreboding...exactly on pitch...a textured and compelling tragedy”—USA Today

After The Ball

After the Ball PDF
Author: Fintan O'Toole
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781904301387
Size: 15.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Ireland
Languages : en
Pages : 179
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After The Ball Was Over

After the Ball was Over PDF
Author: Rosemary Kingsland
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN:
Size: 14.90 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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Moneyball Movie Tie In Edition Movie Tie In Editions

Moneyball  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions  PDF
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338398
Size: 66.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 317
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Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

After The Ball

After the Ball PDF
Author: Eileen Dewhurst
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447240189
Size: 20.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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The events of Eileen Dewhurst’s suspense novel are seen through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Angela Canford. She is intelligent but a bit awkward and very unsophisticated, the only child of rich and over-protective parents. At the theatre she meets a man who is worldly and attractive and older. Predictably she falls for him and together they witness a scene of terrifying violence which sets in motion a chain of events that shatters irrevocably Angela’s hitherto sheltered life. The action moves from England to the South of France where the atmosphere becomes more and more mysterious and tense until the exiting denouement in a small Provençal village. The final revelations are likely to be a surprise to the reader, as they are to Angela herself. Here is a story of drama and character, sharply observed and most ingeniously plotted.

Life Of A Klansman

Life of a Klansman PDF
Author: Edward Ball
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374720266
Size: 48.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 416
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"A haunting tapestry of interwoven stories that inform us not just about our past but about the resentment-bred demons that are all too present in our society today . . . The interconnected strands of race and history give Ball’s entrancing stories a Faulknerian resonance." —Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review A 2020 NPR staff pick | One of The New York Times' thirteen books to watch for in August | One of The Washington Post's ten books to read in August | A Literary Hub best book of the summer| One of Kirkus Reviews' sixteen best books to read in August The life and times of a militant white supremacist, written by one of his offspring, National Book Award–winner Edward Ball Life of a Klansman tells the story of a warrior in the Ku Klux Klan, a carpenter in Louisiana who took up the cause of fanatical racism during the years after the Civil War. Edward Ball, a descendant of the Klansman, paints a portrait of his family’s anti-black militant that is part history, part memoir rich in personal detail. Sifting through family lore about “our Klansman” as well as public and private records, Ball reconstructs the story of his great-great grandfather, Constant Lecorgne. A white French Creole, father of five, and working class ship carpenter, Lecorgne had a career in white terror of notable and bloody completeness: massacres, night riding, masked marches, street rampages—all part of a tireless effort that he and other Klansmen made to restore white power when it was threatened by the emancipation of four million enslaved African Americans. To offer a non-white view of the Ku-klux, Ball seeks out descendants of African Americans who were once victimized by “our Klansman” and his comrades, and shares their stories. For whites, to have a Klansman in the family tree is no rare thing: Demographic estimates suggest that fifty percent of whites in the United States have at least one ancestor who belonged to the Ku Klux Klan at some point in its history. That is, one-half of white Americans could write a Klan family memoir, if they wished. In an era when racist ideology and violence are again loose in the public square, Life of a Klansman offers a personal origin story of white supremacy. Ball’s family memoir traces the vines that have grown from militant roots in the Old South into the bitter fruit of the present, when whiteness is again a cause that can veer into hate and domestic terror.

Slaves In The Family

Slaves in the Family PDF
Author: Edward Ball
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 146689749X
Size: 19.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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Fifteen years after its hardcover debut, the FSG Classics reissue of the celebrated work of narrative nonfiction that won the National Book Award and changed the American conversation about race, with a new preface by the author The Ball family hails from South Carolina—Charleston and thereabouts. Their plantations were among the oldest and longest-standing plantations in the South. Between 1698 and 1865, close to four thousand black people were born into slavery under the Balls or were bought by them. In Slaves in the Family, Edward Ball recounts his efforts to track down and meet the descendants of his family's slaves. Part historical narrative, part oral history, part personal story of investigation and catharsis, Slaves in the Family is, in the words of Pat Conroy, "a work of breathtaking generosity and courage, a magnificent study of the complexity and strangeness and beauty of the word ‘family.'"

The Predators Ball

The Predators  Ball PDF
Author: Connie Bruck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476737711
Size: 51.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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An insightful portrait of junk-bond powerhouse Drexel Burnham Lambert and infamous financier Michael Milken, “one of the most brilliant minds ever to have been dedicated to Wall Street's money games.” (The New York Times). Milken is purported to have offered to pay award-winning journalist Connie Bruck to stop work on this book, the fascinating story of how a singularly brilliant and intensely private investment banker essentially masterminded the creation of the junk bond market, generating billions of dollars in profits for his clients and himself before ultimately being brought down by charges of insider trading, stock manipulation, and fraud under the RICO Act. Bruck’s in-depth narration of the phenomenal career of the man nicknamed “the Junk Bond King” spans Milken’s early dealings in high-yield bonds as well as numerous corporate raids and hostile takeovers guided by tactics that were undoubtedly revolutionary, if sometimes unethical—and occasionally outright illegal. Standing alongside other blockbuster tales of business malfeasance such as Liar’s Poker and Too Big to Fail, The Predators’ Ball is a shocking, bemusing, and enlightening portrait of an era when it seemed anything was possible on Wall Street—as long as Michael Milken was in your Rolodex.

Foul Ball

Foul Ball PDF
Author: Jim Bouton
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795323212
Size: 71.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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A rollicking and “compelling” true story of baseball, big money, and small-town politics by the author of the classic Ball Four (Publishers Weekly). Host to organized baseball since 1892, Pittsfield, Massachusetts’s Wahconah Park was soon to be abandoned by the owner of the Pittsfield Mets, who would move his team to a new stadium in another town—an all too familiar story. Enter former Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton and his partner with the best deal ever offered to a community: a locally owned professional baseball team and a privately restored city-owned ballpark at no cost to the taxpayers. The only people who didn’t like Bouton's plan were the mayor, the mayor's hand-picked Parks Commissioners, a majority of the City Council, the only daily newspaper, the city’s largest bank, its most powerful law firm, and a guy from General Electric. Everyone else—or approximately 98% of the citizens of Pittsfield—loved it. But the “good old boys” hated Bouton’s plan because it would put a stake in the heart of a proposed $18.5 million baseball stadium—a new stadium that the citizens of Pittsfield had voted against three different times. In this riveting account, Bouton unmasks a mayor who brags that “the fix is in,” a newspaper that lies to its readers, and a government that operates out of a bar. But maybe the most incredible story is what happened after Foul Ball was published—a story in itself. Invited back by a new mayor, Bouton and his partner raise $1.2 million, help discover a document dating Pittsfield’s baseball origins to 1791, and stage a vintage game that’s broadcast live by ESPN-TV. Who could have guessed what would happen next? And that this time it would involve the Massachusetts Attorney General? “An irresistible story whose outcome remains in doubt until the very end. Not just a funny book, but a patriotic one.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Bouton proves that a badly run city government can be just as dangerous—and just as hilarious—as a badly run baseball team.”—Keith Olbermann

The Van A Tale Of Terror

The Van  A Tale of Terror PDF
Author: John Ball
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
ISBN: 162815005X
Size: 21.39 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 443
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