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Inside The Dream Palace

Author : Sherill Tippins
ISBN : 9781471135286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing building. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House,delivers a masterful and endlessly entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the known world? Inside the Dream Palaceis the intimate and definitive story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Dream Palace Of The Arabs

Author : Fouad Ajami
ISBN : 9780307484031
Genre : History
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From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the forces of modernity and secularism. Ultimately, they came to face disappointment, exile, and, on occasion, death. Brilliantly weaving together the strands of a tumultuous century in Arab political thought, history, and poetry, Ajami takes us from the ruins of Beirut's once glittering metropolis to the land of Egypt, where struggle rages between a modernist impulse and an Islamist insurgency, from Nasser's pan-Arab nationalist ambitions to the emergence of an uneasy Pax Americana in Arab lands, from the triumphalism of the Gulf War to the continuing anguished debate over the Israeli-Palestinian peace accords. For anyone who seeks to understand the Middle East, here is an insider's unflinching analysis of the collision between intellectual life and political realities in the Arab world today. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History


Author : Elizabeth Knox
ISBN : 9781466886704
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: it is next to the Place, an unfathomable land that fosters dreams of every kind and is inaccessible to all but a select few, the Dreamhunters. These are individuals with special gifts: the ability to catch larger-than-life dreams and relay them to audiences in the magnificent dream palace, the Rainbow Opera. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters' unique visions. Now fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of Dreamhunters, are eligible to test themselves at the Place and find out whether they qualify for the passage. But nothing can prepare them for what they are about to discover. For within the Place lies a horrific secret kept hidden by corrupt members of the government. And when Laura's father, the man who discovered the Place, disappears, she realizes that this secret has the power to destroy everyone she loves . . . In the midst of a fascinating landscape, Laura's dreamy childhood is ending and a nightmare beginning. This rich novel, filled with beauty, danger, politics, and intrigue, comes to a powerful crescendo, leaving readers clamoring for Book Two. Dreamhunter is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. "It is like nothing else I've ever read." -- Stephenie Meyer, The Twilight Saga
Category: Young Adult Fiction

My Fairytale Dream Palace

Author : Maggie Bateson
ISBN : 0230743323
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Petal, Poppy, Rose and Acorn are off to a magical sleepover inside the Sweet Dreams Fairytale Castle. There are stories to read, teeth to brush and plenty of beds to curl up in - but with this much to see, how will anyone fall asleep? A glittering 3-D fairy castle with an amazing story and press-out characters.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Palace Of Dreams

Author : Ismail Kadare
ISBN : 1559704160
Genre : Fiction
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A sinister totalitarian ministry called the Palace of Dreams recruits Mark-Alem to sort, classify, and interpret the dreams of the people in the empire, seeking the "master-dreams" that give clues to the empire's destiny
Category: Fiction

The Wild Women Of Glitter Gulch

Author : J.R. Roberts
ISBN : 9781612325361
Genre : Fiction
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Taking his usual route from Texas to San Francisco, Clint Adams is shocked to find a new town where there had been nothing but dusty trail. But Glitter Gulch is one boomtown that wasn't built on gold or silver. What Glitter Gulch has—besides the friendliest townspeople Clint has ever encountered—is women. And a new kind of entertainment that nobody in the West has ever seen before. Clint meets the beautiful hostess of one of the saloons in town, and within the hour she's in his hotel room. But the proposition April Donovan is making isn't what Clint expects: She wants out of Glitter Gulch and away from her violent boss, Leo Dorsett. Clint Adams has never turned down a woman in trouble, but this time he may have taken on more than he can handle...
Category: Fiction

Osman S Dream

Author : Caroline Finkel
ISBN : 9781848547858
Genre : History
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The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.
Category: History

Tom And Huck Don T Live Here Anymore

Author : Ron Powers
ISBN : 9781429979443
Genre : Social Science
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From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Tom and Huck Don't Live Here Anymore is a powerful, disturbing, and eye-opening dispatch from the homefront that will take its place alongside the works of Antony Lucas, Robert Coles, and Tracy Kidder. Ron Powers' hometown is Hannibal, Missouri, home of Mark Twain, and therefore birthplace of our image of boyhood itself. Powers returns to Hannibal to chronicle the horrific story of two killings, both committed by minors, and the trials that followed. Seamlessly weaving the narrative of the events in Hannibal with the national withering of the very concept of childhood, Powers exposes a fragmented adult society where children are left adrift, transforming isolation into violence. "Powers's storytelling style keeps such good control over the pacing, readers will know they're not headed for a disappointment at the ending." - Publishers Weekly
Category: Social Science

The Cinema Of George A Romero

Author : Tony Williams
ISBN : 9780231850759
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this comprehensive portrait of horror's definitive director, Tony Williams ties George A. Romero's films to the development of literary naturalism and American culture, expanding the artist's creative footprint beyond his mastery of the "splatter movie" genre. Williams locates Romero's influences in the work of Emile Zola, the Entertainment Comics of the 1950s, and the novels of Stephen King, revealing the interdisciplinary depth of his seminal films Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), and The Dark Half (1992). For this second edition, Williams reads Romero's Bruiser (2000) against his more recent Land of the Dead (2005) and takes a fresh look at Diary of the Dead (2007) and Survival of the Dead (2009), two overlooked films that feature Romero's greatest achievements yet.
Category: Performing Arts

Gabriel S Palace

Author : Howard Schwartz
ISBN : 9780195093889
Genre : Literary Collections
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Over 150 tales from the Talmud, the Zohar, Jewish folktales, and Hasidic lore.
Category: Literary Collections