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A Man In Full

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 9781446442067
Genre : Fiction
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A dissection of greed-obsessed America a decade after The Bonfire of the Vanities and on the cusp of the millennium, from the master chronicler of American culture Tom Wolfe Charlie Croker, once a fabled college football star, is now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real estate entrepreneur-turned conglomerate king. His expansionist ambitions and outsize ego have at last hit up against reality. Charlie has a 28,000 acre quail shooting plantation, a young and demanding second wife and a half-empty downtown tower with a staggering load of debt. Wolfe shows us contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most admired novelist. ‘Enthralling enough even to satisfy The Bonfire of the Vanities devotees...humane and redemptive’ – Sunday Times
Category: Fiction

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 1429960566
Genre : Fiction
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Vintage Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, the #1 bestseller that will forever define late-twentieth-century New York style. "No one has portrayed New York Society this accurately and devastatingly since Edith Wharton" (The National Review) “A page-turner . . . Brilliant high comedy.” (The New Republic)
Category: Fiction

The Pursuit Of Happiness And The American Regime

Author : Elizabeth Amato
ISBN : 9781498554206
Genre : Political Science
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This book explores happiness research and liberal theory. It treats four American novelists as political thinkers through close textual analysis of their novels. This book concludes that friendship is the real basis of happiness and that it is an alternative to the individualistic pursuit of happiness.
Category: Political Science

The Postsouthern Sense Of Place In Contemporary Fiction

Author : Martyn Bone
ISBN : 0807130532
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Martyn Bone draws upon postmodern thinking to consider how late 20th century southern novelists have viewed a 'sense of place' in a modernized American South and studies writers such as William Faulkner and Eudora Welty as well as the self-declared 'international city' of Atlanta. He looks at the fate of 'place' in a national and global context.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bobby Moore

Author : Matt Dickinson
ISBN : 9781446483329
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR ‘Immaculate footballer. Imperial defender. Immortal hero of 1966. Master of Wembley. Captain extraordinary. Gentleman of all time.’ With these words, inscribed beneath the statue of England’s World Cup-winning captain, the nation remembers Bobby Moore. But what do we really know about this iconic figure? Pelé called him the greatest – and fairest – defender he ever played against. His feats for West Ham United and England are legendary and his technical mastery of the game years ahead of its time. Yet off the pitch, Moore knew scandal, bankruptcy, divorce and drink. He endured a string of business failures and maintained links with the East End underworld. Ignored by the football world post-retirement, this great of the game drifted into obscurity and, famously, was never honoured with a knighthood. Acclaimed football writer Matt Dickinson traces the journey of this Essex boy who became the patron saint of English football, peeling away the layers of legend and looking at Moore’s life from all sides – in triumph, in failure, in full. ‘This should be essential, sobering reading for anyone who cares about West Ham, England or English football’ Metro
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tom Wolfe

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438113517
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Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Tom Wolfe.

The Right Stuff

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 1429961325
Genre : History
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From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.
Category: History

Power Through Prayer

Author : Edward M. Bounds
ISBN : 9781424508099
Genre : Religion
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"What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men men of prayer. from Chapter 1: Men of Prayer Needed Some Christians insist that 19th-century American pastor Edward M. Bounds offered a more profound understanding of prayer for modern believers than any other contemporary religious thinker. This classic book on personal communication with God explores how sincere prayer brings faith to life. It examines prayer, the great essential why a praying ministry will be successful prayer and devotion united an example of devotion the necessity of preparing the heart grace from the heart rather than the head and much more. Seekers of wisdom are sure to find words of truth in this inspirational volume.American Methodist minister and writer EDWARD McKENDREE BOUNDS (1835 1913) served as a chaplain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He wrote several best-selling books on prayer, including The Necessity of Prayer, Possibilities of Prayer, The Weapon of Prayer, and others."
Category: Religion

A Man Of The People

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 0435905341
Genre : Africa
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Annotation A very funny, very disturbing fiction about political corruption in the new Nigeria.
Category: Africa