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Shadow of the Titanic

By Andrew Wilson
  • ISBN Code: : 145167158X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
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IN the early morning hours of April 15, 1912, the icy waters of the North Atlantic reverberated with the desperate screams of more than 1,500 men, women, and children—passengers of the once majestic liner Titanic. Then, as the ship sank to the ocean floor and the passengers slowly died from hypothermia, an even more awful silence settled over the sea. The sights and sounds of that night would haunt each of the vessel’s 705 survivors for the rest of their days. Although we think we know the story of Titanic—the famously luxurious and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—very little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did they cope in the aftermath of this horrific event? How did they come to remember that night, a disaster that has been likened to the destruction of a small town? Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished letters, memoirs, and diaries as well as interviews with survivors’ family members, award-winning journalist and author Andrew Wilson reveals how some used their experience to propel themselves on to fame, while others were so racked with guilt they spent the rest of their lives under the Titanic’s shadow. Some reputations were destroyed, and some survivors were so psychologically damaged that they took their own lives in the years that followed. Andrew Wilson brings to life the colorful voices of many of those who lived to tell the tale, from famous survivors like Madeleine Astor (who became a bride, a widow, an heiress, and a mother all within a year), Lady Duff Gordon, and White Star Line chairman J. Bruce Ismay, to lesser known second- and third-class passengers such as the Navratil brothers—who were traveling under assumed names because they were being abducted by their father. Today, one hundred years after that fateful voyage, Shadow of the Titanic adds an important new dimension to our understanding of this enduringly fascinating story.

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The Haunting of the Presidents

By Joel Martin,William J. Birnes
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 9781101220054
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 122
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Book Short Summary:

Experience America's secret history in the untold phenomena of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue... The scandals of the White House have always commanded attention, but little has been acknowledged of the documented paranormal events that have shaken its stately porticos for more than a century. They are in fact, part of declassified, substantiated records dating back from George Washington through the Clinton administration. Now, complete with actual transcripts of channeling sessions and séances, the history of the paranormal presidency is revealed for the first time in a fascinating exploration of the country’s most famous portal to the unknown. • What were the chilling revelations of the séances conducted by Mary Todd Lincoln, Martha Washington, and Eleanor Roosevelt? • What secrets did John F. Kennedy reveal—after his death? • Why was Hillary Clinton compelled to channel the spirits of past First Ladies? • Which presidents admitted in private to have had UFO encounters? • What’s the source of the strange light emanating from the Rose Room? • Who—or what—is playing the haunted strains of phantom music in the private halls of the White House? Featuring a comprehensive see-for-yourself tour guide to the Presidential Haunted Places.

Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenment

By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka,Attila Grandpierre
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9048197481
  • Total of Pages : 315
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 336
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Book Short Summary:

This volume represents the first which interfaces with astronomy as the fulcrum of the sciences. It gives full expression to the human passion for the skies. Advancing human civilization has unfolded and matured this passion into the comprehensive science of astronomy. Advancing science’s quest for the first principles of existence meets the ontopoietic generative logos of life, the focal point of the New Enlightenment. It presents numerous perspectives illustrating how the interplay between human beings and the celestial realm has informed civilizational trends. Scholars and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of which are opening a more inclusive, wider picture of the universe. The different models of the universal order and of life here presented, all aiming at the first principles of existence—accord with the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of life within the logos-prompted primogenital stream of becoming and action, which points to a future of progressing culture.

Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society

By Fox, Andrew
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 146669968X
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 258
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Book Short Summary:

Media events have been described as broadcasts that involve an engaged audience viewing the same event simultaneously; though this definition is still relevant, the way media outlets interact with and react to their audiences has greatly changed. This is in part due to the emergence of social media platforms which allow a participatory audience, something that genre-specific television channels now rely on. Because these genre-specific, 24-hour channels seek to hook viewers with hyperbolic presentation and the illusion of large media events, the original definition must be adapted. Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society seeks to re-define the role of the media in relaying information about current events within a modern context. Determining what constitutes as and the proper presentation of a media event is of great importance given the ubiquity of media consumption. This book approaches the topic from historical, ceremonial, and globally cultural perspectives while addressing news, sports, and other significant current events. It is a vital resource for students and teachers of communication, media, and journalism, professionals in the media industry, policy makers, and sociologists.

The Sex Slave Murders

By R. Barri Flowers
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  • Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
  • Book Code : 1465767088
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  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 468
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Book Short Summary:

THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS chronicles the kidnapping-murders of serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego. A marriage made in hell... Barely five feet tall, sweet and innocent looking, Charlene Gallego used all of her charms to beguile pretty teenage girls and young women into the back of a van, where her lethal husband, Gerald, lay waiting. A killer couple bound together by secrets, lies, and sex slave fantasies... Married multiple times and still in his early thirties, Gerald Gallego found the perfect companion in Charlene. Over a grisly period of twenty-six months, their bloody and brutal rampage of kidnapping, rape, and murder spanned three states and claimed eleven lives. In this much more frightening than fiction tale of domination, depraved lust, substance abuse, violence, and murder, bestselling criminologist R. Barri Flowers tells the whole story of a couple's twisted relationship, their ghastly crimes and ability to elude the law, how they were finally captured, and the two riveting trials that ultimately pitted wife against husband with the stakes higher than either once imagined in their murderous bond.. REVIEWS of THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS: "THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS is a gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego. Top true crime author and criminologist R. Barri Flowers provides his keen insight and expertise into what made these killing partners tick. Flowers knows his stuff. Compelling reading." --Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer and DRIVEN TO KILL. "R. Barri Flowers always relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner." --Robert Scott - Author of SHATTERED INNOCENCE and DRIVEN TO MURDER. "R. Barri Flowers has done a tremendous job, and if you are looking for a true crime read this book should not be missed." --RAWSISTAZ.com

Titanic Scandal

By Senan Molony
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  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445608928
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 796
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Book Short Summary:

From the day she sank in April 1912 to the present, one of the enduring mysteries of the Titanic disaster was the single-funneled, four-masted 'mystery ship', sighted as the White Star liner, outward bound on her maiden voyage, began to slip beneath the calm waters of the iceberg-strewn North Atlantic.

Kaspar: Prince of Cats

By Michael Morpurgo
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0007385935
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: kaspar.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover the beautiful stories of Michael Morpurgo, author of Warhorse and the nation’s favourite storyteller A heart-warming novel about Kaspar the Savoy cat, from the award-winning author of Born to Run and The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Deadly Housewives

By Christine Matthews
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061743070
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 887
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Book Short Summary:

A heart-stopping mystery anthology from fourteen of today’s best-loved and bestselling female mystery and suspense writers. In the expert hands of fourteen unsurpassed storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready for a lethal mix of meddling mothers-in-law, creepy neighbors, cheating husbands, fickle female friends, careers left behind, out-of-control kids, steamy sex, and much, much more in this thrilling collection of stories. Go behind the lace curtains and PTA smiles to explore the often mind-numbing reality of being a housewife. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream, you’ll recognize yourself or your best friend in each of these deadly situations. Join Nevada Barr, Barbara Collins, Carole Nelson Douglas, Eileen Dreyer, Vicki Hendricks, Suzann Ledbetter, Elisabeth Massie, Christine Matthews, Denise Mina, Marcia Muller, Sara Paretsky, Nancy Pickard, S. J. Rozan, and Julie Smith on a riotous ride through the dark but often hilarious corners of the housewife psyche.

The Forensic Historian

By Robert C Williams
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317456807
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : History
  • Members : 783
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Book Short Summary:

Modern forensic science has significantly affected historical debate over some well-known past crimes or mysteries, utilizing modern DNA, nuclear, and chemical analyses to reexamine the past. This book takes an in-depth look at 20 significant cases where investigators have applied new forensic techniques to confirm, dispute, or revise accepted historical accounts. Among the cases included are the murder of King Tut, the validity of the Vinland Map, the authenticity of the Hitler diaries, Joan of Arc's ashes, the bones of Anastasia, arsenic and the death of Napoleon, and the dating of the Shroud of Turin, plus 13 more.

Ireland and the Great War

By Niamh Gallagher
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786726149
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Members : 949
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Book Short Summary:

On 4 August 1914 following the outbreak of European hostilities, large sections of Irish Protestants and Catholics rallied to support the British and Allied war efforts. Yet less than two years later, the Easter Rising of 1916 allegedly put a stop to the Catholic commitment in exchange for a re-emphasis on the national question. In Ireland and the Great War Niamh Gallagher draws upon a formidable array of original research to offer a radical new reading of Irish involvement in the world's first total war. Exploring the 'home front' and Irish diasporic communities in Canada, Australia, and Britain, Gallagher reveals that substantial support for the Allied war effort continued largely unabated not only until November 1918, but afterwards as well. Rich in social texture and with fascinating new case studies of Irish participation in the conflict, this book has the makings of a major rethinking of Ireland's twentieth century.

British Theatre and the Great War, 1914 - 1919

By Andrew Maunder
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137402008
  • Total of Pages : 303
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 116
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Book Short Summary:

British Theatre and the Great War examines how theatre in its various forms adapted itself to the new conditions of 1914-1918. Contributors discuss the roles played by the theatre industry. They draw on a range of source materials to show the different kinds of theatrical provision and performance cultures in operation not only in London but across parts of Britain and also in Australia and at the Front. As well as recovering lost works and highlighting new areas for investigation (regional theatre, prison camp theatre, troop entertainment, the threat from film, suburban theatre) the book offers revisionist analysis of how the conflict and its challenges were represented on stage at the time and the controversies it provoked. The volume offers new models for exploring the topic in an accessible, jargon-free way, and it shows how theatrical entertainment of the time can be seen as the `missing link’ in the study of First World War writing.