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A Man In Full

Author : Tom Wolfe
ISBN : 1429960698
Genre : Fiction
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Big men. Big money. Big games. Big libidos. Big trouble. A decade ago, The Bonfire of the Vanities defined an era--and established Tom Wolfe as our prime fictional chronicler of America at its most outrageous and alive. This time the setting is Atlanta, Georgia--a racially mixed late-century boomtown full of fresh wealth, avid speculators, and worldly-wise politicians. The protagonist is Charles Croker, once a college football star, now a late-middle-aged Atlanta real-estate entrepreneur turned conglomerate king, whose 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 office tower with a staggering load of debt. When star running back Fareek Fanon--the pride of one of Atlanta's grimmest slums--is accused of raping an Atlanta blueblood's daughter, the city's delicate racial balance is shattered overnight. Networks of illegal Asian immigrants crisscrossing the continent, daily life behind bars, shady real-estate syndicates, cast-off first wives of the corporate elite, the racially charged politics of college sports--Wolfe shows us the disparate worlds of contemporary America with all the verve, wit, and insight that have made him our most phenomenal, most admired contemporary novelist. A Man in Full is a 1998 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
Category: Fiction

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

The Man Of Many Devices Who Wandered Full Many Ways

Author : Bal zs Nagy
ISBN : 963911667X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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More than sixty friends and colleagues pay tribute to the distinguised professor Janos M. Bak's 70th birthday."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Letter To A Man In The Fire

Author : Reynolds Price
ISBN : 9780684856261
Genre : Religion
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A book written in response to a letter the author received from a man diagnosed with cancer explores, across all faiths and traditions, humankind's ongoing and profound quest to know and understand God. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Religion