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Loving Frank

By Nancy Horan
  • ISBN Code: : 0345502256
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : loving-frank.pdf

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I have been standing on the side of life, watching it float by. I want to swim in the river. I want to feel the current. So writes Mamah Borthwick Cheney in her diary as she struggles to justify her clandestine love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. In this ambitious debut novel, fact and fiction blend together brilliantly. While scholars have largely relegated Mamah to a footnote in the life of America’s greatest architect, author Nancy Horan gives full weight to their dramatic love story and illuminates Cheney’s profound influence on Wright. Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan’s Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah’s is an unforgettable journey marked by choices that reshape her notions of love and responsibility, leading inexorably ultimately lead to this novel’s stunning conclusion. Elegantly written and remarkably rich in detail, Loving Frank is a fitting tribute to a courageous woman, a national icon, and their timeless love story. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Nancy Horan's Under the Wide and Starry Sky. Advance praise for Loving Frank: “Loving Frank is one of those novels that takes over your life. It’s mesmerizing and fascinating–filled with complex characters, deep passions, tactile descriptions of astonishing architecture, and the colorful immediacy of daily life a hundred years ago–all gathered into a story that unfolds with riveting urgency.” –Lauren Belfer, author of City of Light “This graceful, assured first novel tells the remarkable story of the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright, a passionate and impossible figure, and Mamah Cheney, a married woman whom Wright beguiled and led beyond the restraint of convention. It is engrossing, provocative reading.” ——Scott Turow “It takes great courage to write a novel about historical people, and in particular to give voice to someone as mythic as Frank Lloyd Wright. This beautifully written novel about Mamah Cheney and Frank Lloyd Wright’s love affair is vivid and intelligent, unsentimental and compassionate.” ——Jane Hamilton “I admire this novel, adore this novel, for so many reasons: The intelligence and lyricism of the prose. The attention to period detail. The epic proportions of this most fascinating love story. Mamah Cheney has been in my head and heart and soul since reading this book; I doubt she’ ll ever leave.” –Elizabeth Berg

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"A startling argument . . . provocative . . . absorbing." --The Boston Globe "Ambitious . . . arresting . . . celebrates the importance of hands to our lives today as well as to the history of our species." --The New York Times Book Review The human hand is a miracle of biomechanics, one of the most remarkable adaptations in the history of evolution. The hands of a concert pianist can elicit glorious sound and stir emotion; those of a surgeon can perform the most delicate operations; those of a rock climber allow him to scale a vertical mountain wall. Neurologist Frank R. Wilson makes the striking claim that it is because of the unique structure of the hand and its evolution in cooperation with the brain that Homo sapiens became the most intelligent, preeminent animal on the earth. In this fascinating book, Wilson moves from a discussion of the hand's evolution--and how its intimate communication with the brain affects such areas as neurology, psychology, and linguistics--to provocative new ideas about human creativity and how best to nurture it. Like Oliver Sacks and Stephen Jay Gould, Wilson handles a daunting range of scientific knowledge with a surprising deftness and a profound curiosity about human possibility. Provocative, illuminating, and delightful to read, The Hand encourages us to think in new ways about one of our most taken-for-granted assets. "A mark of the book's excellence [is that] it makes the reader aware of the wonder in trivial, everyday acts, and reveals the complexity behind the simplest manipulation." --The Washington Post

Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them

By Betsy Prioleau
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393089916
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 251
  • Pdf File: swoon.pdf

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"Lose yourself: Swoon has wicked fun answering that age-old query: What do women want?"—Chicago Tribune Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes: satanic rake, alpha stud, slick player, Mr. Nice, or big-money mogul. As Betsy Prioleau, author of Seductress, points out in this surprising, insightful study, legendary ladies’ men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. They fit no known template and possess a cache of powerful erotic secrets. With wit and erudition, Prioleau cuts through the cultural lore and reveals who these master lovers really are and the arts they practice to enswoon women. What she discovers is revolutionary. Using evidence from science, popular culture, fiction, anthropology, and history, and from interviews with colorful real-world ladykillers, Prioleau finds that great seducers share a constellation of unusual traits. While these men run the gamut, they radiate joie de vivre, intensity, and sex appeal; above all, they adore women. They listen, praise, amuse, and delight, and they know their way around the bedroom. And they’ve finessed the hardest part: locking in and revving desire. Women never tire of these fascinators and often, like Casanova’s conquests, remain besotted for life. Finally, Prioleau takes stock of the contemporary culture and asks: where are the Casanovas of today? After a critique of the twenty-first-century sexual malaise—the gulf between the sexes and women’s record discontent—she compellingly argues that society needs ladies’ men more than ever. Groundbreaking and provocative, Swoon is underpinned with sharp analysis, brilliant research, and served up with seductive verve.

Bertrand's Brother

By Ruth Derham
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1398102849
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 399
  • Pdf File: bertrand-s-brother.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Frank Russell was the grandson of Prime Minister Lord John Russell and elder brother of philosopher Bertrand. He was, in his own right, a radical political reformer and outspoken self-determined moralist. He was also a serial adulterer and convicted bigamist, sent down from Oxford for supposed homosexual practices.

Cooking with Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce

By Rachel Rappaport
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1612433774
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Cooking
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: cooking-with-frank-s-redhot-cayenne-pepper-sauce.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The first and only cookbook exclusively dedicated to hot, hot, hot recipes featuring Frank’s In 1964, the world of snacking changed forever when Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce was used to spice a batch of chicken wings in Buffalo, New York. Today, you and other fans of Frank’s have made it America’s top seller by using it on much more than wings. As the product’s edgy slogan goes, you “put that s*** on everything!” And now, thanks to the recipes in this book you’ll be putting that s*** in fifty tantalizingly hot dishes. The spicy variety of dishes covers everything from kicked-up Cobb salad, fried chicken, and eggs Benedict to classic game day dishes like hot wings, jalapeño poppers, and barbeque pizza. Then the author shows how Frank’s is the perfect ingredient for creating unique dishes like Buffalo Chicken Cordon Blue, Spicy Parmesan Sweet Potato Casserole, and even Hot Peach Pie. With a recipe that hits the spot for any craving, Cooking with Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce is a welcome addition to any spice-lover’s kitchen. Featuring such recipes as: • Cinnamon Cayenne Buns • Fiery Breakfast Sausage • Atomic Wings • Buffalo Fried Oysters • Spiced Party Mix • Smoky Hot Bacon Mac & Cheese • Piquant Bison Chili Dogs • Sizzling Sesame Noodles • Zesty Cobb Salad • Tangy Pineapple Pulled Pork • Sugar & Spice Peach Crumble

Off the Beaten Page

By Terri Peterson Smith
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  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613744293
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: off-the-beaten-page.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a Devil in the White City view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features &“beyond the book&” experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

STATIONS ALONG THE WAY

By URSULA MARTENS and MARK SHAW
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1499045158
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 941
  • Pdf File: stations-along-the-way.pdf

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Written in the spirit of The Diary of Anne Frank and beginning where the bestseller Hitler’s Willing Executioners leaves off, Stations along the Way is a true story chronicling the spiritual transformation of former Hitler Youth leader Ursula Martens. Consumed with guilt and shame over having been used by Adolf Hitler and Nazis during WWII, Ursula travels to America, where she experiences prejudice similar to that forced upon the Jews in Nazi Germany. Confused about what lies ahead, she suddenly discovers self-forgiveness in the most unlikely of places—through the love of three Holocaust survivors. One has romantic intentions; the other two accept her despite her past. As God becomes the essence of her life, Ursula turns full circle from worshipping the swastika to now worshipping the cross.

The Dream Lover

By Elizabeth Berg
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0679644709
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 374
  • Pdf File: the-dream-lover.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY • Elizabeth Berg has written a lush historical novel based on the sensuous Parisian life of the nineteenth-century writer George Sand—which is perfect for readers of Nancy Horan and Elizabeth Gilbert. At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman who defied the confines of society. Sand’s many lovers and friends include Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Marie Dorval, and Alfred de Musset. As Sand welcomes fame and friendship, she fights to overcome heartbreak and prejudice, failure and loss. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men. Will the life she longs for always be just out of reach—a dream? Brilliantly written in luminous prose, and with remarkable insights into the heart and mind of a literary force, The Dream Lover tells the unforgettable story of a courageous, irresistible woman. Praise for The Dream Lover “Exquisitely captivating . . . Sand’s story is so timely and modern in an era when gender and sexual roles are upended daily.”—USA Today “Fantastic . . . a provocative and dazzling portrait . . . Berg tells a terrific story, while simultaneously exploring sexuality, art, and the difficult personal choices women artists in particular made—then and now—in order to succeed. . . . The book, imagistic and perfectly paced, full of dialogue that clips along, is a reader’s dream.”—The Boston Globe “Absorbing . . . an armchair traveler’s delight . . . Berg rolls out the wonders of nineteenth-century Paris in cinematic bursts that capture its light, its street life, its people and sounds. . . . The result is an illuminating portrait of a magnificent woman whose story is enriched by the delicate brush strokes of Berg’s colorful imagination.”—Chicago Tribune “There is authority and confidence in the storytelling that makes the pages fly.”—The New York Times “Berg weaves an enchanting novel about the real life of George Sand.”—Us Weekly “Lavishly described . . . Berg uses her own skill as a writer to graphically present the reader with a clear picture of a brilliant, yet flawed woman.”—Fredericksburg Free Lance–Star “[A] beautiful, imaginative re-creation . . . Berg’s years-long immersion in the writings of and about Sand has resulted in a remarkable channeling of Sand’s voice.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Berg offers vivid, sensual detail and a sensitive portrayal of the yearning and vulnerability behind Sand’s bold persona.”—Publishers Weekly “A thoroughly pleasant escape . . . [Sand is] intoxicating, beautiful, gifted, desirous, unconventional and heartbroken.”—Kirkus Reviews

Building Taliesin

By Ron McCrea
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  • Publisher : Wisconsin Historical Society
  • Book Code : 0870206370
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 110
  • Pdf File: building-taliesin.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through letters, memoirs, contemporary documents, and a stunning assemblage of photographs - many of which have never before been published - author Ron McCrea tells the fascinating story of the building of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, which would be the architect's principal residence for the rest of his life. Photos taken by Wright's associates show rare views of Taliesin under construction and illustrate Wright's own recollections of the first summer there and the craftsmen who worked on the site. The book also brings to life Wright’s "kindred spirit," "she for whom Taliesin had first taken form," Mamah Borthwick. Wright and Borthwick had each abandoned their families to be together, causing a scandal that reverberated far beyond Wright's beloved Wisconsin valley. The shocking murder and fire that took place at Taliesin in August 1914 brought this first phase of life at Taliesin to a tragic end.

Healing into Freedom

By Rose Ashton
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982261129
  • Total of Pages : 386
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 436
  • Pdf File: healing-into-freedom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

• CLEAR AWAY STRESS! • CREATE PHYSICAL HEALTH! • EXPERIENCE RAPID HEALING! • WITH THE RENEWELL SYSTEM -- “THE HEALING TOOL OF THE FUTURE” o “This healing therapy gets to the point, and is extremely powerful -- I’ve experienced it, and I strongly recommend it, because IT WORKS!” (Housewife) o “My irritable bowel and heart problems completely cleared up after only two sessions of the Renewell System. I let go of a lot of fears I didn’t know I had, and improved my diet.” (Hospital Administrator) o “These spiritual teachings along with the emotional healing have completely renewed my life!” (Teacher) o “Our ailing thoroughbred boarding horse recovered after one emotional healing session--I’m delighted” (Horse Trainer)

Behind Every Great Man

By Marlene Wagman-Geller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1492603066
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: behind-every-great-man.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who Said Men Get to Monopolize the Glory? Discover the Little Known Women Who Have Put the World's Alpha Males on the Map. From ancient times to the present, men have gotten most of the good ink. Yet standing just outside the spotlight are the extraordinary, and overlooked, wives and companions who are just as instrumental in shaping the destinies of their famous—and infamous—men. This witty, illuminating book reveals the remarkable stories of forty captivating females, from Constance Lloyd (Mrs. Oscar Wilde) to Carolyn Adams (Mrs. Jerry Garcia), who have stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations, and happiness. Through fame and its attendant ills—alcoholism, infidelity, mental illness, divorce, and even attempted murder—these powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history. Meet the Untold Half of History, Including: •Alma Reville (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock) •Elena Diakonova (Mrs. Salvador Dali) •Winifred Madikizela (Mrs. Nelson Mandela) •Ann Charteris (Mrs. Ian Fleming, a.k.a. Mrs. James Bond) •Ruth Alpern (Mrs. Bernie Maddoff) And 35 more!

Bipolar Dad. Borderline Husband

By Sheila M. Amari
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  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Book Code : 1489711627
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 647
  • Pdf File: bipolar-dad-borderline-husband.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Doctors said the girl born with a heart problem would not live. Her parents abandoned her to maternal grandparents. After five years, the parents claimed her and made her work like a slave. Her husband used her to get rich.

Wright and New York

By Anthony Alofsin
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300243804
  • Total of Pages : 353
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 757
  • Pdf File: wright-and-new-york.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A dazzling dual portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth-century New York, revealing the city’s role in establishing the career of America’s most famous architect “Traces the transitive relationship of the architect and the city, as well as the genesis of the bohemian culture of the East Village."—Patti Smith, New York Times Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959) took his first major trip to New York in 1909, fleeing a failed marriage and artistic stagnation. He returned a decade later, his personal life and architectural career again in crisis. Booming 1920s New York served as a refuge, but it also challenged him and resurrected his career. The city connected Wright with important clients and commissions that would harness his creative energy and define his role in modern architecture, even as the stock market crash took its toll on his benefactors. Wright denounced New York as an “unlivable prison” even as he reveled in its culture. The city became an urban foil for Wright’s work in the desert and in the “organic architecture” he promoted as an alternative to American Art Deco and the International Style. New York became a major protagonist at the end of Wright’s life, as he spent his final years at the Plaza Hotel working on the Guggenheim Museum, the building that would cement his legacy. Anthony Alofsin has broken new ground by mining the recently opened Wright archives held by Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art. His foundational research provides a crucial and innovative understanding of Wright’s life, his career, and the conditions that enabled his success. The result is at once a stunning biography and a glittering portrait of early twentieth-century Manhattan.