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It Seemed Important At The Time

Author : Gloria Vanderbilt
ISBN : 1439137242
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both great and fleeting in the life of one of America's most celebrated and fabled women. Born to great wealth yet kept a virtual prisoner by the custody battle that raged between her proper aunt and her self-absorbed, beautiful mother, Gloria Vanderbilt grew up in a special world. Stunningly beautiful herself, yet insecure and with a touch of wildness, she set out at a very early age to find romance. And find it she did. There were love affairs with Howard Hughes, Bill Paley, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, and one-night stands, which she writes about with delicacy and humor, including one with the young Marlon Brando. There were marriages to men as diverse as Pat De Cicco, who abused her; the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, who kept his innermost secrets from her; film director Sidney Lumet; and finally writer Wyatt Cooper, the love of her life. Now, in an irresistible memoir that is at once ruthlessly forthright, supremely stylish, full of fascinating details, and deeply touching, Gloria Vanderbilt writes at last about the subject on which she has hitherto been silent: the men in her life, why she loved them, and what each affair or marriage meant to her. This is the candid and captivating account of a life that has kept gossip writers speculating for years, as well as Gloria's own intimate description of growing up, living, marrying, and loving in the glare of the limelight and becoming, despite a family as famous and wealthy as America has ever produced, not only her own person but an artist, a designer, a businesswoman, and a writer of rare distinction.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Air Line Industry Investigation

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
ISBN : LOC:00186996173
Genre : Aeronautics, Commercial
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Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Special Prosecutor

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119507346
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Spiritual Magazine

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ISBN : MINN:319510007587951
Genre : Spiritualism
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Category: Spiritualism

History Of His Own Time

Author : Gilbert Burnet
ISBN : BSB:BSB10278791
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

All Fired Up

Author : Malcolm Castle
ISBN : 9781409134381
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A unique and gloriously nostalgic account of one eventful year in the fire service for readers who loved books such as CALL THE MIDWIFE and TRUST ME, I'M A VET. Nothing about the county fire service was quite what Malcolm expected when he joined the watch in Shrewsbury. As the newest member of the service he was first in line when swans terrorised the high street - and when a flock of owls got stuck on the roof of his local pub. Eighteen years old and more than ready to rush into burning buildings to save fair damsels in distress, young Malcolm soon realised he was more likely to be jumping into slurry pits and rivers to rescue any number of unfortunate animals. But for all the embarrassing situations Malcolm found himself in there were heart-stopping dramas too - and tragic farm and house fires. As he learns on the job and begins to win the respect of the old-timers, Malcolm starts to feel that maybe, one day, he just might make it as a fireman. But first he has to catch the eye of the smiley secretary in the office opposite the station ... Funny, moving and gloriously nostalgic, All Fired Up paints a unique portrait of rural Britain - and shows just how surprising a fireman's life can be.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mr Modernsky How Stravinsky Survived Schoenberg

Author : Meredith Oakes
ISBN : 9781849433754
Genre : Music
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Mr Modernsky tells a story about two heavyweights of twentieth-century classical music: Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg.It traces the gradual change there has been in the way these two great rivals are perceived, looks in their music for the reasons and reflects on the nature of modernity in art and the sometimes pernicious effects of ideology. Meredith Oakes explores the tension between futuristic and historical elements in the work of these parallel artists and asks: is modernity merely about technical innovation? Must progress always mean exclusion of the past? '...a personal reflection on Oakes’s own changing attitude to music...the discussion of Wagner’s technique and its relevance to Schoenberg in the same section is so absorbing that the reader is carried along. It’s notoriously difficult to write about what music sounds like, but Oakes has some delightful turns of phrase.' Classical Music Magazine
Category: Music

Francis L Dawson

Author : Frances L. Dawson
ISBN : WISC:89064417389
Genre : Legislators
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The Gardener At Sea And Other Tales

Author : Bob Battersby
ISBN : 9781483669007
Genre : Fiction
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Those of you who garden for a hobby, whether master or plebe, will find some of your thoughts mirrored in the tales and stories in The Gardener at Sea. The book speaks of sunsets, flowers, and scents. It supports your efforts and lends nobility to those who strive for floral beauty, food for the table, or fruit for the pies.
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Amphibian

Author : Carla Gunn
ISBN : 9781770560130
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so many animals are on the endangered species list?
Category: Fiction

Dreaming Realities

Author : Julie Silverthorn
ISBN : 9781845905972
Genre : Psychology
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This refreshing approach to the act of dreaming allows you to explore your full potential through the control of your dreams. It aches the reader how to construct dreams that will improve reality, and demonstrates how such dreams directly affect our lives.
Category: Psychology

The London Quarterly Review

Author : William Lonsdale Watkinson
ISBN : MINN:31951002150020I
Genre : Theology
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Pembrokeshire Folk Tales

Author : Christine Willison
ISBN : 9780752493688
Genre : History
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Pembrokeshire, often referred to as ‘Gwlad yr Hud’ (the Enchanted Land), is home to a rich and diverse collection of tales – from the ancient saga of the Mabinogion, and stories of Owain Glyndwr, to accounts of smugglers, haunted vessels and pirates. The village of Brynberian has been tormented by the gigantic and frightful Afanc; fishermen from St Dogmaels have been forewarned of storms by mermaids; and captivating princesses have been kidnapped from Cilgerran Castle. These stories, beautifully illustrated by the author, bring to life the landscape of the county’s spectacular coastline and rolling hills. Christine Willison has told stories all over the world since 1982, when she created and ran ‘Bookbug’, bringing books and stories to schoolchildren across East Anglia. She tells yarns from many traditions in schools, arts centres, stately homes and parks.
Category: History