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Careless People

Author : Sarah Churchwell
ISBN : 9780698151635
Genre : True Crime
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Kirkus (STARRED review) "Churchwell... has written an excellent book... she’s earned the right to play on [Fitzgerald's] court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page.” The autumn of 1922 found F. Scott Fitzgerald at the height of his fame, days from turning twenty-six years old, and returning to New York for the publication of his fourth book, Tales of the Jazz Age. A spokesman for America’s carefree younger generation, Fitzgerald found a home in the glamorous and reckless streets of New York. Here, in the final incredible months of 1922, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald drank and quarreled and partied amid financial scandals, literary milestones, car crashes, and celebrity disgraces. Yet the Fitzgeralds’ triumphant return to New York coincided with another event: the discovery of a brutal double murder in nearby New Jersey, a crime made all the more horrible by the farce of a police investigation—which failed to accomplish anything beyond generating enormous publicity for the newfound celebrity participants. Proclaimed the “crime of the decade” even as its proceedings dragged on for years, the Mills-Hall murder has been wholly forgotten today. But the enormous impact of this bizarre crime can still be felt in The Great Gatsby, a novel Fitzgerald began planning that autumn of 1922 and whose plot he ultimately set within that fateful year. Careless People is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s best loved novel. Overturning much of the received wisdom of the period, Careless People blends biography and history with lost newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival materials. With great wit and insight, acclaimed scholar of American literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Interweaving the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills, Careless People is a thrilling combination of literary history and murder mystery, a mesmerizing journey into the dark heart of Jazz Age America.
Category: True Crime

Careless People

Author : William Hauser M. D.
ISBN : 1645315045
Genre : Fiction
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Careless People is a story of family and friends living in Corona del Mar, a small beach community in Southern California. It is set in a time when Orange County was transforming from quiet fields of orange trees into large developments and busy freeways. Life is about growing and changing, but when it threatens to destroy their personal and family values, will they have the strength to resist? Cindy Gorham is a mother struggling to balance family life with her own need for independence. When her new friend, Grace Brougham, enters her life, she is motivated to explore her own interests and passions. Grace introduces Cindy to Jack Miller, the handsome owner of Green Dolphin Realty. He convinces her she has the potential to become a great salesperson. New housing tracts in the hills of Newport Beach are paving the way for financial success as "new money" pours into the area. Jack Miller's magical charms cast Cindy on a trail in pursuit of wealth, liberation, and love. Soon after, though, Cindy finds the road she is on inevitably leads to greed, eroding ethics and ultimately murder. Careless People is a cautionary tale of misplaced trust and priorities. It is a story of characters longing for simpler times, but they find it is hard to hold on to the past while reaching for the future. Like Dorothy found out in the Land of Oz, there's no place like home.
Category: Fiction

The Careless People

Author : Helen Marjorie Fowler
ISBN : UOM:39015003677351
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Shattered Assumptions

Author : Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
ISBN : 145160372X
Genre : Psychology
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This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.
Category: Psychology

The Great Gatsby

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780743246392
Genre : Fiction
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A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
Category: Fiction

Your Undergraduate Dissertation

Author : Nicholas Walliman
ISBN : 9781446287071
Genre : Literary Collections
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'This is a refreshing and inspiring book, of equal value to both the anxious and the ambitious student' - Lucinda Becker, Department of English Literature, University of Reading In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What's a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I'm an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What's the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation.
Category: Literary Collections

New Interchange Video Activity Book 2

Author : Jack C. Richards
ISBN : 0521628466
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 80.3 MB
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New Interchange is a complete revision of Interchange, one of the world’s most popular and successful English courses. This book is a multi-level course for adults and young adult learners of English from beginning to high-intermediate level. Level Two builds on the foundations for accurate and fluent communication established in Level One, extending grammatical, lexical, and functional skills. 'New Interchange' teaches students to use English for everyday situations and purposes related to school, work, social life, and leisure. The underlying philosophy is that language learning is more rewarding, meaningful, and effective when used for authentic communication.
Category: Foreign Language Study