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Roman Candle

By David Evanier
  • ISBN Code: : 143843460X
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Pages : 291
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever. A performer who rivaled Sinatra, Bobby Darin rose from dire poverty to become one of the biggest stars of his generation. Dogged by chronic illness, he knew that time was not on his side, and so, in a career full of dizzying twists and turns, he did it all, moving from teen idol to Vegas song-and-dance man, from hipster to folkie and back. In Roman Candle, David Evanier offers a multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, including the dark side of his celebrated marriage to America’s sweetheart, Sandra Dee, and the incredible family secret that tore him apart at the end. “Compelling and revealing ... Roman Candle gives us the many lives of one of the great entertainers of all time, whose flame was extinguished way too soon.” — Kevin Spacey “Informed by scores of interviews with Darin’s friends and associates and written in no-nonsense, just-the-facts prose, Evanier’s book paints a picture of a ruthlessly ambitious musician.... Sinatra may have had the bragging rights to ‘My Way,’ but Darin lived out the lyrics.” — Publishers Weekly “This biography percolates with cool.... [Evanier has] written a book so charged with intimacy, so heartbreakingly ebullient with life, that you feel that any moment the pages are about to snap their fingers and break into song.” — Caroline Leavitt, The Boston Globe “Darin has been the subject of several books; most notable is this new examination of the singer’s life and work by David Evanier.... Evanier’s portrait, true to its title, is one of a bright talent that soared quickly and erupted in a flash of glory.” — David Hajdu, The Atlantic Monthly “Music fans are liable to be surprised by the Bobby Darin mania sparked by Kevin Spacey’s sunny new film biography. For the slightly darker look at Darin, hole up for the holidays with Roman Candle, the latest book about Darin’s rollercoaster life.” — Janet Maslin, “Top Ten list of Books for Gifts” (2004), The New York Times

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  • Pdf File: the-pocket-dj.pdf

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With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by former Spin magazine writer and editor Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl), The Pocket DJ is the ultimate insider's reference guide for selecting music, downloading MP3s, and making all-purpose mixes for every occasion imaginable. Playlists include: • Essential genres: with crowd-pleasing dance mixes for indie rockers, headbangers, and hip-hop lovers alike • Essential artists: with the best songs by all the greats from the Beatles to Björk • Celebrity playlists: featuring Duran Duran, Smahing Pumpkins, Interpol, and Good Charlotte, among others • Other playlists: with tunes for working out, making out, or rocking out • Plus rock trivia, new music recommendations, DJing tips, Web resources, and more!

Delphi Collected Works of Sabine Baring-Gould (Illustrated)

By Sabine Baring-Gould
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1913487539
  • Total of Pages : 15897
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 341
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-sabine-baring-gould.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould was a late Victorian novelist, antiquarian and eclectic scholar. He is remembered particularly as a writer of famous hymns, notably, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’. He was a prolific author of diverse subjects, producing over 200 books by the time of his death at the age of ninety. Among his most enduring works are his seminal ghost stories, revealing the author’s interest in occult studies. This comprehensive eBook presents Baring-Gould’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts digitised for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Baring-Gould’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and major texts * 26 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Includes the original illustrations accompanying the works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Wide selection of Baring-Gould’s non-fiction and songs * Features a bonus biography – discover Baring-Gould’s intriguing life * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Through Flood and Flame (1868) Mehalah (1880) John Herring (1883) Court Royal (1886) Red Spider (1887) Eve (1888) The Pennycomequicks (1889) Grettir the Outlaw (1889) Arminell (1890) Urith (1891) In the Roar of the Sea (1892) Through all the Changing Scenes of Life (1892) Cheap Jack Zita (1893) Kitty Alone (1894) The Icelander’s Sword (1894) Noémi (1895) The Broom Squire (1890) Perpetua (1897) Guavas the Tinner (1897) Bladys of the Stewponey (1897) Domitia (1898) Pabo the Priest (1899) Winefred (1900) The Frobishers (1901) Miss Quillet (1902) In Dewisland (1904) The Shorter Fiction Jacquetta and Other Stories (1890) In a Quiet Village (1900) A Book of Ghosts (1904) The Songs Songs of the West (1890) Selected Hymns The Non-Fiction The Book of Were Wolves (1865) Post-Mediaeval Preachers (1865) Curious Myths of the Middle Ages (1866) The Lives of the Saints (Volumes I-III) (1872) Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events (1874) The Vicar of Morwenstow (1876) Historic Oddities and Strange Events (1889) Old Country Life (1890) In Troubadour Land (1891) Strange Survivals (1892) An Old English Home and its Dependencies (1898) A Book of Dartmoor (1900) Brittany (1902) A Book of North Wales (1903) A Book of the Riviera (1905) A Book of the Cevennes (1907) A Book of the Pyrenees (1907) Devonshire Characters and Strange Events (1908) Cornish Characters and Strange Events (1909) A History of Sarawak under its Two White Rajahs (1909) Cliff Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe (1911) A Book of Folk Lore (1913) The Biography The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould’s Memoirs (1923) by Stewart M. Ellis Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The History and Chronology of Gunpowder and Gunpowder Weapons (c.1000 to 1850)

By Henry Pratap Phillips
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 9352067630
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: the-history-and-chronology-of-gunpowder-and-gunpowder-weapons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gunpowder has been considered as one of the most important discoveries made by man after the wheel. Interestingly, the origin of gunpowder is still shrouded in uncertainty. Nobody can definitely say who actually invented gunpowder and when. Common belief has it that gunpowder was invented in China and then came to India via the Silk Route. Studies done by the author show that gunpowder was actually invented in India went to China via the trade routes, from where it was showcased to World. With gunpowder, came the development of weapons, which changed the course of wars and changed the very course of history. An analysis of various weapons, their development and chronology has been systematically discussed. It covers the time period from 1000 AD to 1850 AD. The end period, 1850 AD, has been chosen as the cutoff date since percussion weapons came into vogue after that period and are well-documented in history. The start date, 1000 AD, is chosen on purpose to give a small margin to encompass any aberrations in discovery of gunpowder. The author sincerely hoped that this work would form a platform from which other studies/ research could be conducted by future arms historians.

THE ROVER BOYS Boxed Set: 26 Illustrated Adventure Novels

By Edward Stratemeyer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026898885
  • Total of Pages : 4016
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: the-rover-boys-boxed-set.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Rover Boys Series for Young Americans is a popular juvenile series that retails adventures of brothers Tom, Sam, and Dick Rover. The Rovers are students at a military boarding school: adventurous, prank-playing, flirtatious, and often unchaperoned adolescents who were frequently causing mischief for authorities as well as criminals. _x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ The Rover Boys at School, or, The Cadets of Putnam Hall_x000D_ The Rover Boys on the Ocean, or, A Chase for a Fortune_x000D_ The Rover Boys in the Jungle, or, Stirring Adventures in Africa_x000D_ The Rover Boys Out West, or, The Search for a Lost Mine_x000D_ The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes, or, The Secret of the Island Cave_x000D_ The Rover Boys in the Mountains, or, A Hunt for Fun and Fortune_x000D_ The Rover Boys on Land and Sea, or, The Crusoes of Seven Islands_x000D_ The Rover Boys in Camp, or, The Rivals of Pine Island_x000D_ The Rover Boys on the River, or, The Search for the Missing Houseboat_x000D_ The Rover Boys on the Plains, or, The Mystery of Red Rock Ranch_x000D_ The Rover Boys in Southern Waters, or, The Deserted Steam Yacht_x000D_ The Rover Boys on the Farm, or, Last Days at Putnam Hall_x000D_ The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle, or, The Strange Cruise of the Steam Yacht_x000D_ The Rover Boys at College, or, The Right Roads and the Wrong_x000D_ The Rover Boys Down East, or, The Struggle for the Stanhope Fortune_x000D_ The Rover Boys in the Air, or, From College Campus to the Clouds_x000D_ The Rover Boys in New York, or, Saving their Father's Honor_x000D_ The Rover Boys in Alaska, or, Lost in the Fields of Ice_x000D_ The Rover Boys in Business, or, The Case of the Missing Bonds_x000D_ The Rover Boys on a Tour, or, Last Days at Brill College_x000D_ The Rover Boys at Colby Hall, or, The Struggles of the Young Cadets_x000D_ The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island, or, The Old Lumberman's Treasure Box_x000D_ The Rover Boys Under Canvas, or, The Mystery of the Wrecked Submarine_x000D_ The Rover Boys on a Hunt, or, The Mysterious House in the Woods_x000D_ The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck, or, Stirring Adventures in the Oil Fields_x000D_ The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch, or, The Cowboys' Big Roundup

The Happy Prince and Other Stories

By Oscar Wilde
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141926422
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 774
  • Pdf File: the-happy-prince-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These special fairy tales, which Oscar Wilde made up for his own sons, include 'The Happy Prince', who was not as happy as he seemed; 'The Selfish Giant', who learned to love little children; 'The Star Child', who suffered bitter trials when he rejected his parents. . . . Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.

The Canterville Ghost, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

By Oscar Wilde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141958367
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: the-canterville-ghost-the-happy-prince-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A collection of stories, including two of Wilde's most famous: 'The Canterville Ghost', in which a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle and 'The Happy Prince', who was not as happy as he seemed. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.

Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101042486
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: complete-fairy-tales-of-oscar-wilde.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The master of wit and irony Published here alongside their evocative original illustrations, these fairy tales, as Oscar Wilde himself explained, were written “partly for children, and partly for those who have kept the childlike faculties of wonder and joy.”

Better Than Starbucks March 2020

By Better Than Starbucks
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1678177385
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 585
  • Pdf File: better-than-starbucks-march-2020.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Interview: James D. Casey IV & Five Poems. Featured Poems: Gail White, Puma Perl, Hadi Panahi, Ndaba Sibanda, Jeanne Shannon. Nikki Grimes. Free Verse: J. Tarwood, Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich, Judith Kelly Quaempts, Timothy Robbins, & more. Haiku: Jason Ringler, Robert Beveridge, Devin Harrison, Kenneth Cahall, & more. Formal Poetry: Richard Wakefield, Jared Carter, Kathryn Jacobs, Jennifer Reeser, & more. Free Verse: Ciarán Parkes, Emily Tsai, & more. Poetry Translations: Catherine Chandler, Joris Lenstra, Chris O’Carroll, & Michael R. Burch. Poetry for Children: X. J. Kennedy, Renée M. LaTulippe, Kenn Nesbitt & more. International Poetry: Kushal Poddar, Fizza Abbas, Kalyani Bindu, & more. African Poetry: Ikechukwu Obiorah, Ngozi Olivia Osuoha, Symon Maguru, & more. Poetry Unplugged: Tom Merrill, Nels Hanson, Barbara Daniels, & more. Experimental & Form Poetry: Ashby McGowan, Pamelyn Casto, Ethan McGuire, & more. Fiction: Kevin P. Keating, David Dobbler, and Judith Kelly Quaempts. CNF: Fred D. White.

The Remarkable Rocket

By Oscar Wilde
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726598760
  • Total of Pages : 8
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: the-remarkable-rocket.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘The Remarkable Rocket’ is a morality tale, cloaked in fairy-tale magic. It focuses on a firework, who is too full of himself for his own good. His bravado and boasts are put to the test, as the wedding ceremony he’s due to perform at draws nearer. Even the presence of another, possibly more arrogant, character doesn’t seem to make a dent in his vanity. ‘The Remarkable Rocket’ is beautifully-written tale, leaving the reader in no doubt as to the message the author is putting across. Perfect for children and the young at heart. Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) was an Irish novelist, poet, playwright, and wit. He was an advocate of the Aesthetic movement, which extolled the virtues of art for the sake of art. During his career, Wilde wrote nine plays, including ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan,’ and ‘A Woman of No Importance,’ many of which are still performed today. His only novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ was adapted for the silver screen, in the film, ‘Dorian Gray,’ starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth. In addition, Wilde wrote 43 poems, and seven essays. His life was the subject of a film, starring Stephen Fry.

50 Classic Detective Stories

By Golgotha Press
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  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Book Code : 1621071324
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: 50-classic-detective-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Some of the greatest detective stories every wrote are collected in this massive anthology. Works include: Zadig The Rector of Veilbye Mlle de ScudÈri The Murders In The Rue Morgue The Mystery of Marie Roget The Purloined Letter The Woman in White Bleak House A Study In Scarlet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? Initials Only The Moonstone Whose Body? Clouds of Witness Trentís Last Case The Woman in Black The Red House Mystery The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Room Number 3 Against Odds The Black Star The Blue Lights The Brand of Silence The Diamond Cross Mystery The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective The Gloved Hand The Gray Mask The Great Ruby Robbery: A Detective Story Guy Garrick Hagar of the Pawn-Shop The House of Strange Secrets The Last Stroke Malcolm Sage, Detective The Mansion of Mystery The Master Detective The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel The Romance of Elaine A Successful Shadow Tangled Trails Tom Sawyer, Detective The Vanishing Man The Case of the White Footprints X Y Z Case of Jennie Brice Murder! The Attic Murder The Cinema Murder Murder in the Gunroom

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

By Oscar Wilde
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Book Code : 1444931679
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: the-canterville-ghost-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sir Simon de Canterville has been haunting the residents of Canterville Chase for 300 years - and then the Otis family moves in. No matter how hard he tries, they won't be spooked, and soon the Otis family turns their attention to getting rid of him... This collection contains the original text of all of Oscar Wilde's stories for children: The Canterville Ghost The Selfish Giant The Nightingale and the Rose The Devoted Friend The Happy Prince The Remarkable Rocket The Young King