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31 Bond Street

By Ellen Horan
  • ISBN Code: : 0061969370
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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“The skill with which Ellen Horan has braided true crime with thoughtful novelizing is pure pleasure. . . . Caleb Carr meets Scott Turow. What could possibly be better?” — Beverly Swerling, author of City of God “An impressive blend of imagination and history as it vividly brings to life one of New York’s City’s most notorious crimes." — Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena At once a gripping mystery and a richly detailed excavation of a lost age, 31 Bond Street is a spellbinding tale of murder, sex, greed, and politics in 1857 New York. Author Ellen Horan interweaves fact and fiction—reimagining the sensational nineteenth-century brutal murder that rocked the city a few short years before the Civil War ripped through the fabric of the nation, while transporting readers back to a time that eerily echoes our own. Though there are no clues to the slaying of wealthy Dr. Harvey Burdell, suspicion quickly falls on Emma Cunningham, the refined, pale-skinned widow who managed his house and servants. An ambitious district attorney seeks a swift conviction, but defense attorney Henry Clinton is a formidable obstacle—a man firmly committed to justice and the law, and to the cause of a frightened, vulnerable woman desperately trying to save herself from the gallows. Fans of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist, Edith Wharton’s The House of Myrth, and John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will love the stunning prose and beautiful imagery of this riveting novel.

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By Thomas Byrnes
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493041886
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 279
  • Pdf File: professional-criminals-of-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A late-nineteenth century rogues gallery of America's foremost murderers, bank robbers, con men, forgers, embezzlers, and pickpockets.Written in 1886, Professional Criminals of America contains biographical sketches, including photographs, of some four hundred of the nation's leading criminals. Each profile details the crimes committed and the circumstances leading up to arrest and conviction. Also included are short, informative chapters on criminal methods, executions, opium addiction, fugitives from justice, and prison commutation laws, along with intriguing chapters on mysterious unsolved murders, adventurers and adventuresses, and a list of every prison and state penitentiary in America at the time of publication.

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #7

By C.E. Lawrence,Arthur Conan Doyle,Nick Andreychuk,Marc Bilgrey,Carole Bugge,Lenny Picker,Nicholas Briggs,M J Elliott,Janice Law,Michael Mallory,Brucew Kilstein
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1434448576
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 954
  • Pdf File: sherlock-holmes-mystery-magazine-7.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The seventh issue of "Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine" is another fine selection of tales about Sherlock Holmes, or in the Sherlockian spirit. Fiction: The Dead House, by Bruce Kilstein A Letter from Legrand, by David Ellis An Old-Fashioned Villain, by Nick Andreychuk The Premature Murder, by Michael Mallory The Double, by Janice Law The Way It Is (novel excerpt), by Carole Buggé A House Divided, by Marc Bilgrey Classic reprint: A Scandal in Bohemia, by Arthur Conan Doyle Features: From Watson’s Scrapbook (Editorial), by John H. Watson, M.D. Moriarty’s Mailbag, by Professor Moriarty The Adventures of the Six Napoleons...of Crime, by Lenny Picker C.E. Lawrence -- The Darker Half of Carole Buggé (interview) Sherlock’s Big Finish: An Interview with Nicholas Briggs, conducted by M J Elliott The Roots of the Psychic Detective in Fiction, by Lee Weinstein

The Suit

By Christopher Breward
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Book Code : 1780235585
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Design
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: the-suit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Be as in love with your jeans, sweatpants, or flannels as you want, it’s hard to refute the sumptuous feel of a finely tailored suit—as well as the statement of power that comes with it. For over a century the suit has dominated wardrobes, its simple form making it the go-to attire for boardrooms, churches, or cocktail bars—anywhere one wants to make an impression. But this ubiquity has allowed us to take the suit’s history for granted, and its complex construction, symbolic power, and many shifting meanings have been lost to all but the most devout sartorialists. In The Suit, Christopher Breward unstitches the story of our most familiar garment. He shows how its emergence at the end of the seventeenth century reflects important political rivalries and the rise of modern democratic society. He follows the development of technologies in the textile industry and shows how they converge on the suit as an ideal template of modern fashion, which he follows across the globe—to South and East Asia especially—where the suit became an icon of Western civilization. The quintessential emblem of conformity and the status quo, the suit ironically became, as Breward unveils, the perfect vehicle for artists, musicians, and social revolutionaries to symbolically undermine hegemonic culture, twisting and tearing the suit into political statements. Looking at the suit’s adoption by women, Breward goes on to discuss the ways it signals and engages gender. He closes by looking at the suit’s apparent decline—woe the tyranny of business casual!—and questioning its survival in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and written with the authority a Zegna or Armani itself commands, The Suit offers new perspectives on this familiar—yet special—garment.

Behind Closed Doors

By Seth Alexander Thévoz
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  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Book Code : 147214645X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 354
  • Pdf File: behind-closed-doors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With a keen eye for the juicy anecdote, Thévoz tells the fascinating and entertaining story of the rise, decline and resurgence of London's private members' clubs, from the late-eighteenth century to the present day. In doing so he looks at cultural and political developments beyond the clubs, revealing how while the clubs may have been products of their city and country, they also exerted significant influence on London, Britain and places far beyond. This is a chronicle, as informative as it is entertaining, of the ups and downs of London clubland, and how it had an impact on parts of the world far from London. It is packed with amusing anecdotes and illustrative examples of the growth of this quirky, unique institution, which grew to spread around the world. London, though, with its four hundred clubs, was always at its heart. Thévoz reveals how everything we might have thought we knew about these clubs is wrong. They may have started out as white, male, aristocratic watering holes - but that's only part of the story. All sections of society built their own clubs and lived their lives there: highbrow and lowbrow; women and men; working-class, middle-class and upper-class; international and British. The club has been central to a distinctively British form of leisure over more than three centuries. Behind Closed Doors is a distillation of a decade of research and writing on London clubs, based on exclusive behind-the-scenes access to archives and proceedings, as well as a love of gossip and scandal.

The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom

By Ed Koch,Gregg Stebben
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510734163
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 873
  • Pdf File: the-little-red-book-of-new-york-wisdom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether you love its pace or are mystified by its immensity, New York City has a seemingly limitless capacity to spark both refreshingly blunt observations and eloquent descriptions of its daily life and motion. It has inspired countless artists, musicians, and even politicians, all of whom embody the essence of the city: profound, prophetic, quirky, amusing, tough, and amazingly varied. Inside you’ll find words of wisdom from a plethora of noteworthy New Yorkers, including: Joe Namath Donald Trump Edie Falco Woody Allen Marilyn Monroe Joan Rivers Rudy Giuliani Bette Midler Spike Lee And many, many more! New York boasts a cast of colorful characters like nowhere else, and in The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom they’ll tell you all about their beloved home, as only real New Yorkers could.

The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

By Robin Odell
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  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Book Code : 1849014361
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: the-mammoth-book-of-bizarre-crimes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You couldn't make it up: incredible real-life criminal cases A fascinating A-Z of murderous crimes which spans the globe and the centuries in uncovering the extremes of human criminality in all its strangeness. This collection of unusual, if not sensational, murder cases recalls strange crimes of the past and offers insights into particularly macabre and shocking modern murders. Many of the cases also shed light on advances in crime detection, law enforcement and forensic science. Cases include: Krystian Bala, the Polish writer who killed a rival, and then used the murder as the plot for a novel; Alexander Pichuskin, who was stopped one short of killing the 64 victims he needed to 'fill a chess board'; John Lee, 'the man they could not hang' who survived three attempts to execute him; and Adelaide Bartlett, who was accused of killing her husband with chloroform, but was acquitted because no one could work out how she had done it - and she wouldn't say.

Girls Write Now Unmuted

By Girls Write Now
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  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Book Code : 1952177707
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 561
  • Pdf File: girls-write-now-unmuted.pdf

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Censored. Repressed. Subdued. Bound. Muted. No more. In a world pushed to the precipice of change, in a society that values the tried and true over the dynamic and new, what does it mean to be unmuted? In this anthology, a chorus of young women and gender-expansive teens give voice to fear and silence, hold nothing back, and demand justice. To be unmuted right now requires a new brand of bravery and these writers show us how it’s done. Using stories, poems, essays, fiction, drama, interviews, and more, they report on a global pandemic, a climate crisis, and the movement for racial equity. They also invite us on their personal journeys through the labyrinth of young adulthood: feeling the rich soil of a neighborhood garden between their fingers; traveling through time in search of their parents; inhaling the charged air where young love is brewing. For twenty-three years, the nationally award-winning nonprofit Girls Write Now has broken down the barriers of gender, race, age, and poverty, elevating the voices of writers who are too often not heard—or worse, silenced. Girls Write Now is the first writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender expansive youth of color, ranking today as one of the top programs nationwide for driving social-emotional growth for youth.

Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911

By Drew Gray
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  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Book Code : 0500775729
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 899
  • Pdf File: murder-maps.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vivid and intriguing, Murder Maps plots the nineteenth century’s most dramatic murders from around the world onto meticulous diagrams and period maps, and recounts the brilliant detective work that solved the cases. Elegant period maps and compelling crime analysis illuminate this disquieting volume, which reexamines the most captivating and intriguing homicides of the nineteenth century. Organized geographically, the elements of each murder—from the prior movements of both killer and victim to the eventual location of the body—are meticulously replotted using archival maps and bespoke plans, taking readers on a perilous journey around the murder hot spots of the world. From the “French Ripper,” Joseph Vacher, who roamed the French countryside brutally mutilating and murdering at least eleven people, to H. H. Holmes and his “Murder Castle” in Chicago, crime expert Dr. Drew Gray recounts the details of each case. His forensic examination uncovers both the horrifying details of the crimes themselves and the ingenious detective work that led to the capture of the murderers. Throughout the book, Gray highlights the development of police methods and technology, from the introduction of the police whistle to the standardization of the mug shot to the use of fingerprinting and radiotelegraphy in apprehending criminals. Vividly recreating over one hundred individual murder cases through historic maps, photographs, newspaper excerpts, court papers, and police reports, Murder Maps is perfect for everyone interested in criminal history, forensics, or the macabre.

Drama / Comedy Awards 1917-1996

By Heinz-D. Fischer
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110955784
  • Total of Pages : 450
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 415
  • Pdf File: drama-comedy-awards-1917-1996.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presents the history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A to E the awarding of the prize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to the decisions.

British queer history

By Brian Lewis
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  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Book Code : 1526101572
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 104
  • Pdf File: british-queer-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection of essays takes stock of the ‘new British queer history’. It is intended both for scholars and students of British social and cultural history and of the history of sexuality, and for a broader readership interested in queer issues. In offering a snapshot of the field, this volume demonstrates the richness and promise of one of the most vibrant areas of modern British history and the complexity and breadth of discussion, debate and approach. It showcases challenging think-pieces from leading luminaries alongside some of the most original and exciting research by established and emerging young scholars. The book provides a plethora of fresh perspectives and a wealth of new information, suggests enticing avenues for research and – in bringing the whole question of sexual identity to the forefront of debate – challenges us to rethink queer history’s parameters.

The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain

By David Kemp
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1554883474
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 320
  • Pdf File: the-pleasures-and-treasures-of-britain.pdf

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Is a famous queen of Britain really bured beneath platform 10 at King’s Cross station in London? What is the telephone number of the National Theatre? what is the best place to eat in Worcester? Where is the National Bagpipe Museum? (Hint: not in Scotland) Was Pointius Pilate born in Pitlochry? The answers to these questions and literally thousands more are to be found in David Kemp’s fascinating guidebook, The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain. Nowhere else will the discerning traveller find so much diverse and essential information about British culture gathered together in one volume. With the author as your witty and knowledgeable guide, take a tour through nearly fifty cities, from Penzance to Perth, from London to Cardiff and Belfast. Each city section begins with a concise, readable history and a guided walk around the town, planned to take in as many of the significant local sights as can comfortably be included. Next are exhaustive listings, including telephone numbers and addresses, of everything a culturally curious visitor might want to seek out: theatre, art galleries, museums, antique markets, antiquarian and other bookstores, restaurants, lcoal fairs and festivals and more. Finally, under the headings of Artistic Associations and Ephemera, each section concludes with an entertaining collection of local lore, gossip, legend and anecdote.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series, Volume 4

By Thomas Jefferson
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691184623
  • Total of Pages : 806
  • Category : History
  • Members : 836
  • Pdf File: the-papers-of-thomas-jefferson-retirement-series-volume-4.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Volume Four of this definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death includes 581 documents from 18 June 1811 to 30 April 1812. Between these two dates, Jefferson famously declares that, "tho' an old man, I am but a young gardener"; expresses hostility to dogs and joins in a petition for a tax to reduce their numbers; calculates lines for a horizontal sundial; surveys part of his Bedford County estate; and draws up work schedules for his Poplar Forest plantation and detailed slave lists for Poplar Forest and Monticello. Jefferson also takes readings of a solar eclipse; attempts to determine Monticello's longitude; measures Willis Mountain; and calls for a fixed international standard for measures, weights, and coins. Joseph Milligan publishes a revised edition of Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice in March 1812, and Jefferson sends William Wirt a detailed and colorful but largely negative portrait of Patrick Henry for use in his biography of the Virginia orator. Finally, and perhaps of greatest importance to posterity, in January 1812 correspondence resumes between Jefferson and his old friend John Adams, after a long hiatus resulting from their rivalry for the presidency in 1800.