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Love, Eddie - David Mittler
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2008, ISBN: 9781403345189

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Gotham. Paperback. New. Paperback. 336 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.3in. x 0.9in.In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the riveting tale of twoproud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden agethe dawn of professional golf Bringing to life golfs founding father and son, Tommys Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times. The Morrises were towering figures in their day. Old Tom, born in 1821, began life as a nobody he was the son of a weaver and a maid. But he was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golf, and the game was in his blood. He became the Champion Golfer of Scotland, a national hero who won tournaments (and huge bets) while his young son looked on. As Keeper of the Green at the towns ancient links, Tom deployed golfs first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways. Then Young Tommys career took off. Handsome Tommy Morris, the Tiger Woods of the nineteenth century, was a more daring player than his father. Soon he surpassed Old Tom and dominated the game. But just as he reached his peakwith spectators flocking to see him play Tommys life took a tragic turn, leading to his death at the age of twenty-four. That shock is at the heart of Tommys Honor. It left Tom to pick up the piecesto honor his son by keeping Tommys memory alive. Like the New York Times bestseller The Greatest Game Ever Played, Tommys Honor is both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. Golfers will love it, but this book isnt only for golfers. Its for every son who has fought to escape a fathers shadow and for every father who had guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Gotham, Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S. First Edition. Hardcover. New/No Dust Jacket. Available Now. Book Description: Revelations abound in this telling biography packed with new information that guarantees it will receive wide attention. Included is evidence that Elvis was not drafted into the Army, but rather entered through a Parker-engineered enlistment. Dickerson also shows that Elvis's well-publicized trip to Washington, DC to visit President Nixon was not a drug-induced display of mental deterioration, but rather a desperate plea for help. Parker (1909-1997) apparently had a plan to cut the late country great Hank Snow out of his management deal with Elvis and Parker also made sure that Elvis never toured Europe due to the Colonel's own status as an illegal immigrant. : Review: The wealth of detail that [Dickerson] gathers and lucidly imparts along the way is never less than utterly compelling. -- Johnny Black MOJO An incendiary, powerful investigative account ... an explanation, finally, of the twisted, corrupt relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker. -- Joe Eszterhas, Screenwriter and Bestselling Author of American Rhapsody This is essential Elvisiana, excellent about showbiz's underbelly. -- Mike Tribby Booklist In this new biography of Colonel Parker, which also sheds new light on his most famous protege's life, Nashville-based music historian James Dickerson blows the lid off the career of a rock 'n' roll promoter and con man whose audacity knew no bounds. ...The amount of detail in this biography is stunning. -- Larry D. Woods The Tennessean This intriguing, meticulously researched biography of Presley's Svengali could be a manual of how not to take care of your client... Fans will be dismayed to learn of the endless stream of ripoffs Parker perpetrated on the King and, even more disturbing, the arduous work schedule he forced Presley to endure... Dickerson has painted a riveting portrait of an especially unsavory character. -- Mike Villano Billboard Colonel Tom Parker is intriguing-a fascinating look at a secretive power behind the throne. -- Joel Welin The Herald Tribune Packed with personal interviews, Dickerson's book is hugely entertaining and informative, a lasting tribute to a unique and enigmatic hustler. -- Peter Grendysa Discoveries A rare glimpse into the underbelly of the music biz. Los Angeles Daily News Arguably the most notorious manager in show business history, Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) virtually controlled every aspect of Elvis Presley's career. Dickerson is tough but fair with his slippery subject... This is a well-presented biography of Parker, who, through gall and cunning, created the ultimate celebrity icon. Recommended. Library Journal This jaw-dropping biography confirms what I felt for years-that the Colonel was a far more fascinating rascal than Elvis ever became. This is a model of research assembled with crafty objectivity and humor. -- Hal Kanter, Director of the Elvis film Loving You Here is the amazing story of how an illegal Dutch immigrant went from playing Santa Claus in a Las Vegas apartment store to become a marketing pioneer who revolutionized American popular culture... Dickerson's authoritative account of the racist gambling addict who had his boy unwittingly paying the Mafia $1 million a year to ease his debts is an incredible story of one of the twentieth century's biggest hustlers. Uncut How Parker came to manage one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and the stunts he pulled still take some believing. It's a tale Dickerson tells with relish: Presley's conscription into the army, why he made those rotten movies, and what lay behind his close ties with Las Vegas all take turns under the magnifying glass... A lively contribution to the endless Elvis industry. Q Magazine Dickerson's research has confirmed more than I ever suspected. -- Scotty Moore, Elvis's guitarist and First Manager Colonel Tom Parker is a journey toward understanding the man who wielded power over Elvis and everyone else who fell into his orbit. Dickerson explores Parker's mysterious origins and provides telling information about the early relationship between the Colonel and Elvis, information that clarifies why Parker behaved the way he did... This is a brisk, enjoyable read, perfect for Elvis fans, serious or casual. Dickerson pulls the reader into the drama of the story. His insider knowledge of the music industry allows him to present his material in a lucid fashion. While all the questions that surround the perplexing relationship between an ex-carnival barker and a country boy who hit the big time may never be completely answered, Colonel Tom Parker leaves the reader with a provocative story and fresh insights. Book Page Dickerson puts Parker under the microscope and attempts to reconstruct the life of a man who worked very hard to remain in the shadows. Anyone interested in the darker side of the entertainment business will find this well-documented biography an interesting read. Charleston Post and Courier Dickerson does a good job of recreating the early Parker years despite some formidable obstacles... This book is filled with anecdotes. More importantly, Dickerson provides an intriguing portrait of a man who was at once a brilliant promoter and a devious con man. Country Music Magazine Dickerson reveals how rock promoter and con-man extraordinaire Colonel Tom Parker swindled Elvis and put unreasonable pressures on him, even while turning him into an icon. Dickerson's investigation cuts through the flimflam and lies that the Colonel created about himself to discover who he really was and how much of Elvis's success was the result of Parker's schemes. Gadfly This riveting biography shines a hard light on the inscrutable Colonel... Dickerson has made it easy to understand that if rock and roll will never die, it owes its life to how Parker wrote the rules of the game. -- Mark Ribowsky, Author of He's a Rebel: Phil Spector, Rock and Roll's Greatest Producer Dickerson has dug deeply and comes a bit closer to unravelling Parker's story than most... A rare look into the behind-the-scenes machinations of a man who was perhaps the twentieth century's most notorious show business figures. Country Standard Time Dickerson is a careful craftsman. No detail in Parker's life is too small and he weaves them all together to form a fascinating profile of a man driven by greed, fear and a lifetime of covering his own mysterious identity... Dickerson, an experienced journalist and author, keeps a healthy distance from his subject, and readers even gain some sympathy for Parker... This is a book not to be missed for so many reasons, but most of all because it puts into perspective the greatness of Elvis Presley and the tragedy of his fall. Bluespeak.Com Here is the whole sad and amazing story of 'the most accomplished con man since P. T. Barnum.' In swift, deft strokes Dickerson has sketched the greed, compulsion, and lies that drove every decision in the making and undoing of rock and roll's greatest talent. This is the book our study of popular culture's most glittering icon has lacked. -- Lewis Nordan, Author of Music of the Swamps and The Sharpshooter Blues The thing that comes through most clearly in Dickerson's biography is that Parker was a strange, shrewd man who never wandered far from the training he got as a carny... This look at the public Tom Parker, a gambling addict who clamped himself onto Elvis Presley and thereby outearned and outlived the King, fills in the blanks. Oxford American Dickerson offers readers fascinating glimpses of the carnival culture that became Parker's first family, his methodical courtship of Presley as a client, his campaigns to separate the singer from his original band, assorted contractual machinations, and organized crime in the South... Entertaining. No Depression Size: 16.2 x 2.1 x 23.5 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Film, Television & Music. Inventory No: F142-1184. ., Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S, Graywolf Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Utterly compelling . . . Davis writes with a stunning brilliance, creating fractured worlds that are both extraordinary and routine. The Boston GlobeA coming-of-age-meets-dystopian-fantasy-meets-alternate-reality novel, or maybe an Ionesco-meets-Beckett-meets-Oulipo novel . . . The world Duplex describes has gone cuckoo while its characters anxieties remain stubbornly, drably, daringly familiar. Tom Bissell, Harpers MagazineEnchanting . . . Hums beautifully to its own rhythm. Its a series of dreamlike, often erotic, images and interconnected plot lines that . . . swell to create an intoxicating atmosphere. SlateFor fans of the fantastical, Daviss writing style is a glass of ice-cold water in todays desert of conventional fiction. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)I fell in love with Daviss writing . . . Im grateful for every word . . . When you are lost in the uncanny woods of this astonishing, double-hinged book, just keep reading, and remember to look up. Kathryn Davis knows right where you are. Lynda Barry, The New York Times Book ReviewReading this book is a blast . . . Duplex is a traditional love story tucked inside an adult fairy tale, wrapped in science fiction . . . Thankfully, the laws of quantum mechanics do not power Duplexs magnetism. Instead, it is Daviss beautiful prose, her psychological awareness. Rosecrans Baldwin, NPR, All Things Considered This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Graywolf Press, CROWN PUB INC, 2008. Hardcover. Capturing both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war, Bohjalian's latest work puts a moving face on one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies. In his 12th novel, Bohjalian (The Double Bind) paints the brutal landscape of Nazi Germany as German refugees struggle westward ahead of the advancing Russian army. Inspired by the unpublished diary of a Prussian woman who fled west in 1945, the novel exhumes the ruin of spirit, flesh and faith that accompanied thousands of such desperate journeys. Prussian aristocrat Rolf Emmerich and his two elder sons are sent into battle, while his wife flees with their other children and a Scottish POW who has been working on their estate. Before long, they meet up with Uri Singer, a Jewish escapee from an Auschwitz-bound train, who becomes the group's protector. In a parallel story line, hundreds of Jewish women shuffle west on a gruesome death march from a concentration camp. Bohjalian presents the difficulties confronting both sets of travelers with carefully researched detail and an unflinching eye, but he blinks when creating the Emmerichs, painting them as untainted by either their privileged status, their indoctrination by the Nazi Party or their adoration of Hitler. Although most of the characters lack complexity, Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war. "The perfect novel for a book club...this book sucked me right in. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, The Today Show "Reading Bohjalian's descriptions of terror and tragedy on the road has just as much impact as seeing newsreels from the end of World War II....While creating suspense, Bohjalian agilely balances the moral ambiguities of war....Right and wrong shift depending on the situation. Ignorance is tolerated and murder is justified. But Bohjalian does posit that one absolute exists: No one wins at war." Dennis Moore, USA Today "Harrowing...ingenious...compelling..Judging who's right or wrong is difficult in Skeletons at the Feast, and one senses that's just the way Bohjalian wants it...A tightly woven, moving story for anyone who thinks there's nothing left to learn, or feel, about the Second World War. That Bohjalian can extract greater truths about faith, hope and compassion from something as mundane as a diary is testament not only to his skill as a writer but also to the enduring ability of well-written war fiction to stir our deepest emotions." Paula L. Woods, The Los Angeles Times "Harrowing...Bohjalian spins a suspenseful tale in which the plot triumphs over any single sorrow...[His] sense of character and place, his skillful plotting and his clear grasp of this confusing period of history make for a deeply satisfying novel, one that asks readers to consider, and reconsider, how they would rise to the challenge of terrible deprivation and agonizing moral choices." Margot Livesey, The Washington Post Book World "A poignant account of the conflict's last year...Harrowing...In creating the Emmerichs and their relationship to Uri, Bohjalian has given us something new and disturbing. He has also created a wonderful character in the protected child, Theo, whose gradual understanding of what is happening to them is moving and real...Bohjalian has given us an important addition to the story of World War II, and, not at all incidentally, may expand the vision of those who may have avoided 'Holocaust literature' in the past." Roberta Silman, The Boston Globe "Rich in character and gorgeous writing.” Jodi Picoult, Real Simple "Bohjalian has shown a prodigious gift for exploring how people are transformed.” Entertainment Weekly "Chris Bohjalian has done it again! His latest novel, Skeletons at the Feast...is more than well worth the read...Along this journey we not only see the horrors of the war unfold, we see the individuals evolve." The Valley Voice "A bittersweet story of romance, war and death, inspired in part by a real diary...Strongly dramatic and full of the heartbreaking horror of war, this novel is Bohjalian at his imaginative best." Carole Godlberg, The Hartford Courant "Skeletons at the Feast is a prime example of a well-written historical fiction. Readers will feel the despair experienced by the characters but will be able to find the bit of hope that keeps them moving forward. Bohjalian provides a vivid and well-researched look at the horrors experienced by the characters and presents a more personal account of anguish caused by the events of World War II." Courtney Holschuh, The Huntington, W.V. Herald-Dispatch "Intense and fascinating...Bohjalian masterfully presents the desperation of troops who realize their cause is doomed...He successfully captures the humanity of one of the 20th century's most horrendous tragedies." The Rocky Mountain News "This story mixes the nail-biting brutality of 'The Kite Runner' with the emotional intimacy of Anne Frank's diary." Austin American-Statesman "An extraordinary historical novel based on the exodus of Germans in eastern Germany escaping the Soviet Army's advance in the waning days of World War II...A sense of justice pervades all of [Bohjalian's'] books. He demands that we act humanely toward one another and understand and respect others' beliefs and values. . .Skeletons at the Feast is not a screed on good vs.evil, but it does inspire thought on man's inhumanity to man, and, conversely, how individuals overcome adversity with acts of kindness, civility and integrity." The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Riveting...an unforgettable finale...Chris Bohjalian handles the context of this story effortlessly and has created characters so engaging that any reader will find themselves connecting with these very real people...I hail Bohjalian's new novel and its fearless account of one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century." Ray Palen, Bookreporter "This is the perfect novel for a book club because there’s so much to discuss. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, Cosmopolitan, on The Today Show, “Top 10 Summer Reads” "Nail-biting, heart-ripping...The reader of Skeletons at the Feast is quietly checkmated by Bohjalian into a radical compassion we've heard somewhere before: Love Thy Enemy...I loved this unforgettable novel." Tom Paine, The Burlington Free Press "A lush romance, reflecting resilience in the face of nearly certain tragedy....a trenchant epic that is both agonizing and enriching." AirTran Magazine "A fictional tale of love, violence and redemption...Bohjalian deftly moves from the journey to the back stories of each character, fleshing out their histories and making their choices more poignant as their friendship and interdependence develop. Who will live and who will die? The author keeps up the suspense until the last page, with a surprise twist at the end." Capital Living Magazine "Powerful...Skeletons at the Feast positively resonates with authenticity. I've read several accounts of that small part of World War II, but it took this novel to bring home to me, most clearly and vividly, the dreadful ordeal these people endured...[The Holocaust's] evils are more palpable when its victims come to life-and, in so many cases, death-in the pages of a well-crafted novel. Bohjalian allows the reader to know them and identify with them in a way that no photographs or program on the History Channel can match." A.C. Hutchinson, The Times-Argus "Chris Bohjalian has written his finest novel to date, set against the brutal, waning days of World War Two in Eastern Germany....Skeletons at the Feast is Bohjalian's masterpiece. The power of the narrative will stay with the reader long after it is put down. Inspired by an actual World War II diary the author read, it will stand as one of the best novels ever written about one of the most brutal periods in history." Marvin Minkler, The North Star Monthly "A deeply moving and engrossing novel...Bohjalian has created a microcosm of that devastating winter of 1945. He makes us care deeply for his characters. His terse, dry prose renders the most appalling atrocities in an almost stoic manner, doubling the emotional impact." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Immensely readable...Bohjalian takes a fresh perspective and details the brutal realities of World War II in a novel that for once does not focus entirely on the Allies. Recommended for fiction collections." Library Journal “Careful research and an unflinching eye...Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war.” Publisher’s Weekly "Bohjalian is especially good at conveying the surreal 'beauty,' the misshapen lyricism, of the war-torn landscape: 'Even the stone church had collapsed upon itself…the once imposing pipes of the organ reshaped by heat and flame into giant copper-colored mushrooms.' From harrowing to inspiring." Kirkus Reviews “Bohjalian demonstrates an intricate historical knowledge and impressively illustrates the stark horrors of the time...A compelling read with its mix of history, romance and portrayals of strength in the midst of severe adversity: War really is hell, the book says, but the human spirit is ultimately salvageable.” Rebecca Stropoli, Bookpage ausgemustertes Büchereiexemplar in sehr gutem Zustand! Sämtliche bibliotheksspezifischen Merkmale konnten entfernt werden!, CROWN PUB INC, 2008, Gotham. Paperback. New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.2in. x 0.7in.A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods. From the time he entered the public consciousness as a two-year-old golf prodigy on The Mike Douglas Show, Eldrick Tiger Woods has often seemed to be not much more than a ball-striking machine- reinforced by his carefully guarded image and emotionless persona. Even after his recent bombshell adultery scandal, the public still knows very little about the man behind the golf clubs and multimillion-dollar endorsement deals. But one thing is certain: Earl Woods, Tigers beloved and now deceased father, knew him better and influenced his life more than anyone. In His Fathers Son, Tom Callahan offers a full-blown biography of earl Dennison Woods, the Vietnam War veteran who raised the golf phenomenon and, in turn, a full-blown biography of Tiger. With exclusive access to and interviews with Earl, Tiger, and a host of other key figures, Callahan provides an unprecedented look into their lives and the remarkably close relationship they had. With unparalleled insight into the man who made Tiger Woods the person that he is, His Fathers Son is part biography and part father-and-son love story. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Gotham, AuthorHouse. Paperback. New. Paperback. 212 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.6in.The year is 1961. Chris and Tom Sabo, cousins and best friends, are eagerly looking forward to a carefree summer vacation in their hometown of Elkville, Ohio. Swimming, camping out in the backyard, and exploring the woods and rocks of nearby Cascade Park are only part of their plans for the best summer ever. Eleven-year-old Chris, shy and nervous around girls, anxiously awaits the return of the girl he secretly adores; and Chris knows that with Toms wild imagination, excitement and adventure are never far away. But the carefree summer vacation soon turns into a nightmare, as Cascade Park becomes the scene of a number of unusual accidents. But are they accidents Could the witch who lives in an old mansion next to Marymount Cemetery somehow be responsible, or do the curious happenings in the park involve a distant relative of theirs named Eddie, a strange man who believes himself to be a famous detective As the boys learn more and more about the terrifying events, they are propelled into a mystery that reaches its ultimate climax during a violent snowstorm in the wilds of Cascade Park. Only then do they learn the astonishing truth. 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Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S. First Edition. Hardcover. New/No Dust Jacket. Available Now. Book Description: Revelations abound in this telling biography packed with new information that guarantees it will receive wide attention. Included is evidence that Elvis was not drafted into the Army, but rather entered through a Parker-engineered enlistment. Dickerson also shows that Elvis's well-publicized trip to Washington, DC to visit President Nixon was not a drug-induced display of mental deterioration, but rather a desperate plea for help. Parker (1909-1997) apparently had a plan to cut the late country great Hank Snow out of his management deal with Elvis and Parker also made sure that Elvis never toured Europe due to the Colonel's own status as an illegal immigrant. : Review: The wealth of detail that [Dickerson] gathers and lucidly imparts along the way is never less than utterly compelling. -- Johnny Black MOJO An incendiary, powerful investigative account ... an explanation, finally, of the twisted, corrupt relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker. -- Joe Eszterhas, Screenwriter and Bestselling Author of American Rhapsody This is essential Elvisiana, excellent about showbiz's underbelly. -- Mike Tribby Booklist In this new biography of Colonel Parker, which also sheds new light on his most famous protege's life, Nashville-based music historian James Dickerson blows the lid off the career of a rock 'n' roll promoter and con man whose audacity knew no bounds. ...The amount of detail in this biography is stunning. -- Larry D. Woods The Tennessean This intriguing, meticulously researched biography of Presley's Svengali could be a manual of how not to take care of your client... Fans will be dismayed to learn of the endless stream of ripoffs Parker perpetrated on the King and, even more disturbing, the arduous work schedule he forced Presley to endure... Dickerson has painted a riveting portrait of an especially unsavory character. -- Mike Villano Billboard Colonel Tom Parker is intriguing-a fascinating look at a secretive power behind the throne. -- Joel Welin The Herald Tribune Packed with personal interviews, Dickerson's book is hugely entertaining and informative, a lasting tribute to a unique and enigmatic hustler. -- Peter Grendysa Discoveries A rare glimpse into the underbelly of the music biz. Los Angeles Daily News Arguably the most notorious manager in show business history, Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) virtually controlled every aspect of Elvis Presley's career. Dickerson is tough but fair with his slippery subject... This is a well-presented biography of Parker, who, through gall and cunning, created the ultimate celebrity icon. Recommended. Library Journal This jaw-dropping biography confirms what I felt for years-that the Colonel was a far more fascinating rascal than Elvis ever became. This is a model of research assembled with crafty objectivity and humor. -- Hal Kanter, Director of the Elvis film Loving You Here is the amazing story of how an illegal Dutch immigrant went from playing Santa Claus in a Las Vegas apartment store to become a marketing pioneer who revolutionized American popular culture... Dickerson's authoritative account of the racist gambling addict who had his boy unwittingly paying the Mafia $1 million a year to ease his debts is an incredible story of one of the twentieth century's biggest hustlers. Uncut How Parker came to manage one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and the stunts he pulled still take some believing. It's a tale Dickerson tells with relish: Presley's conscription into the army, why he made those rotten movies, and what lay behind his close ties with Las Vegas all take turns under the magnifying glass... A lively contribution to the endless Elvis industry. Q Magazine Dickerson's research has confirmed more than I ever suspected. -- Scotty Moore, Elvis's guitarist and First Manager Colonel Tom Parker is a journey toward understanding the man who wielded power over Elvis and everyone else who fell into his orbit. Dickerson explores Parker's mysterious origins and provides telling information about the early relationship between the Colonel and Elvis, information that clarifies why Parker behaved the way he did... This is a brisk, enjoyable read, perfect for Elvis fans, serious or casual. Dickerson pulls the reader into the drama of the story. His insider knowledge of the music industry allows him to present his material in a lucid fashion. While all the questions that surround the perplexing relationship between an ex-carnival barker and a country boy who hit the big time may never be completely answered, Colonel Tom Parker leaves the reader with a provocative story and fresh insights. Book Page Dickerson puts Parker under the microscope and attempts to reconstruct the life of a man who worked very hard to remain in the shadows. Anyone interested in the darker side of the entertainment business will find this well-documented biography an interesting read. Charleston Post and Courier Dickerson does a good job of recreating the early Parker years despite some formidable obstacles... This book is filled with anecdotes. More importantly, Dickerson provides an intriguing portrait of a man who was at once a brilliant promoter and a devious con man. Country Music Magazine Dickerson reveals how rock promoter and con-man extraordinaire Colonel Tom Parker swindled Elvis and put unreasonable pressures on him, even while turning him into an icon. Dickerson's investigation cuts through the flimflam and lies that the Colonel created about himself to discover who he really was and how much of Elvis's success was the result of Parker's schemes. Gadfly This riveting biography shines a hard light on the inscrutable Colonel... Dickerson has made it easy to understand that if rock and roll will never die, it owes its life to how Parker wrote the rules of the game. -- Mark Ribowsky, Author of He's a Rebel: Phil Spector, Rock and Roll's Greatest Producer Dickerson has dug deeply and comes a bit closer to unravelling Parker's story than most... A rare look into the behind-the-scenes machinations of a man who was perhaps the twentieth century's most notorious show business figures. Country Standard Time Dickerson is a careful craftsman. No detail in Parker's life is too small and he weaves them all together to form a fascinating profile of a man driven by greed, fear and a lifetime of covering his own mysterious identity... Dickerson, an experienced journalist and author, keeps a healthy distance from his subject, and readers even gain some sympathy for Parker... This is a book not to be missed for so many reasons, but most of all because it puts into perspective the greatness of Elvis Presley and the tragedy of his fall. Bluespeak.Com Here is the whole sad and amazing story of 'the most accomplished con man since P. T. Barnum.' In swift, deft strokes Dickerson has sketched the greed, compulsion, and lies that drove every decision in the making and undoing of rock and roll's greatest talent. This is the book our study of popular culture's most glittering icon has lacked. -- Lewis Nordan, Author of Music of the Swamps and The Sharpshooter Blues The thing that comes through most clearly in Dickerson's biography is that Parker was a strange, shrewd man who never wandered far from the training he got as a carny... This look at the public Tom Parker, a gambling addict who clamped himself onto Elvis Presley and thereby outearned and outlived the King, fills in the blanks. Oxford American Dickerson offers readers fascinating glimpses of the carnival culture that became Parker's first family, his methodical courtship of Presley as a client, his campaigns to separate the singer from his original band, assorted contractual machinations, and organized crime in the South... Entertaining. No Depression Size: 16.2 x 2.1 x 23.5 cm. 288 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Film, Television & Music. Inventory No: F142-1184. ., Cooper Square Publishers Inc.,U.S, CROWN PUB INC, 2008. Hardcover. Capturing both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war, Bohjalian's latest work puts a moving face on one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies. In his 12th novel, Bohjalian (The Double Bind) paints the brutal landscape of Nazi Germany as German refugees struggle westward ahead of the advancing Russian army. Inspired by the unpublished diary of a Prussian woman who fled west in 1945, the novel exhumes the ruin of spirit, flesh and faith that accompanied thousands of such desperate journeys. Prussian aristocrat Rolf Emmerich and his two elder sons are sent into battle, while his wife flees with their other children and a Scottish POW who has been working on their estate. Before long, they meet up with Uri Singer, a Jewish escapee from an Auschwitz-bound train, who becomes the group's protector. In a parallel story line, hundreds of Jewish women shuffle west on a gruesome death march from a concentration camp. Bohjalian presents the difficulties confronting both sets of travelers with carefully researched detail and an unflinching eye, but he blinks when creating the Emmerichs, painting them as untainted by either their privileged status, their indoctrination by the Nazi Party or their adoration of Hitler. Although most of the characters lack complexity, Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war. "The perfect novel for a book club...this book sucked me right in. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, The Today Show "Reading Bohjalian's descriptions of terror and tragedy on the road has just as much impact as seeing newsreels from the end of World War II....While creating suspense, Bohjalian agilely balances the moral ambiguities of war....Right and wrong shift depending on the situation. Ignorance is tolerated and murder is justified. But Bohjalian does posit that one absolute exists: No one wins at war." Dennis Moore, USA Today "Harrowing...ingenious...compelling..Judging who's right or wrong is difficult in Skeletons at the Feast, and one senses that's just the way Bohjalian wants it...A tightly woven, moving story for anyone who thinks there's nothing left to learn, or feel, about the Second World War. That Bohjalian can extract greater truths about faith, hope and compassion from something as mundane as a diary is testament not only to his skill as a writer but also to the enduring ability of well-written war fiction to stir our deepest emotions." Paula L. Woods, The Los Angeles Times "Harrowing...Bohjalian spins a suspenseful tale in which the plot triumphs over any single sorrow...[His] sense of character and place, his skillful plotting and his clear grasp of this confusing period of history make for a deeply satisfying novel, one that asks readers to consider, and reconsider, how they would rise to the challenge of terrible deprivation and agonizing moral choices." Margot Livesey, The Washington Post Book World "A poignant account of the conflict's last year...Harrowing...In creating the Emmerichs and their relationship to Uri, Bohjalian has given us something new and disturbing. He has also created a wonderful character in the protected child, Theo, whose gradual understanding of what is happening to them is moving and real...Bohjalian has given us an important addition to the story of World War II, and, not at all incidentally, may expand the vision of those who may have avoided 'Holocaust literature' in the past." Roberta Silman, The Boston Globe "Rich in character and gorgeous writing.” Jodi Picoult, Real Simple "Bohjalian has shown a prodigious gift for exploring how people are transformed.” Entertainment Weekly "Chris Bohjalian has done it again! His latest novel, Skeletons at the Feast...is more than well worth the read...Along this journey we not only see the horrors of the war unfold, we see the individuals evolve." The Valley Voice "A bittersweet story of romance, war and death, inspired in part by a real diary...Strongly dramatic and full of the heartbreaking horror of war, this novel is Bohjalian at his imaginative best." Carole Godlberg, The Hartford Courant "Skeletons at the Feast is a prime example of a well-written historical fiction. Readers will feel the despair experienced by the characters but will be able to find the bit of hope that keeps them moving forward. Bohjalian provides a vivid and well-researched look at the horrors experienced by the characters and presents a more personal account of anguish caused by the events of World War II." Courtney Holschuh, The Huntington, W.V. Herald-Dispatch "Intense and fascinating...Bohjalian masterfully presents the desperation of troops who realize their cause is doomed...He successfully captures the humanity of one of the 20th century's most horrendous tragedies." The Rocky Mountain News "This story mixes the nail-biting brutality of 'The Kite Runner' with the emotional intimacy of Anne Frank's diary." Austin American-Statesman "An extraordinary historical novel based on the exodus of Germans in eastern Germany escaping the Soviet Army's advance in the waning days of World War II...A sense of justice pervades all of [Bohjalian's'] books. He demands that we act humanely toward one another and understand and respect others' beliefs and values. . .Skeletons at the Feast is not a screed on good vs.evil, but it does inspire thought on man's inhumanity to man, and, conversely, how individuals overcome adversity with acts of kindness, civility and integrity." The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Riveting...an unforgettable finale...Chris Bohjalian handles the context of this story effortlessly and has created characters so engaging that any reader will find themselves connecting with these very real people...I hail Bohjalian's new novel and its fearless account of one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century." Ray Palen, Bookreporter "This is the perfect novel for a book club because there’s so much to discuss. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, Cosmopolitan, on The Today Show, “Top 10 Summer Reads” "Nail-biting, heart-ripping...The reader of Skeletons at the Feast is quietly checkmated by Bohjalian into a radical compassion we've heard somewhere before: Love Thy Enemy...I loved this unforgettable novel." Tom Paine, The Burlington Free Press "A lush romance, reflecting resilience in the face of nearly certain tragedy....a trenchant epic that is both agonizing and enriching." AirTran Magazine "A fictional tale of love, violence and redemption...Bohjalian deftly moves from the journey to the back stories of each character, fleshing out their histories and making their choices more poignant as their friendship and interdependence develop. Who will live and who will die? The author keeps up the suspense until the last page, with a surprise twist at the end." Capital Living Magazine "Powerful...Skeletons at the Feast positively resonates with authenticity. I've read several accounts of that small part of World War II, but it took this novel to bring home to me, most clearly and vividly, the dreadful ordeal these people endured...[The Holocaust's] evils are more palpable when its victims come to life-and, in so many cases, death-in the pages of a well-crafted novel. Bohjalian allows the reader to know them and identify with them in a way that no photographs or program on the History Channel can match." A.C. Hutchinson, The Times-Argus "Chris Bohjalian has written his finest novel to date, set against the brutal, waning days of World War Two in Eastern Germany....Skeletons at the Feast is Bohjalian's masterpiece. The power of the narrative will stay with the reader long after it is put down. Inspired by an actual World War II diary the author read, it will stand as one of the best novels ever written about one of the most brutal periods in history." Marvin Minkler, The North Star Monthly "A deeply moving and engrossing novel...Bohjalian has created a microcosm of that devastating winter of 1945. He makes us care deeply for his characters. His terse, dry prose renders the most appalling atrocities in an almost stoic manner, doubling the emotional impact." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Immensely readable...Bohjalian takes a fresh perspective and details the brutal realities of World War II in a novel that for once does not focus entirely on the Allies. Recommended for fiction collections." Library Journal “Careful research and an unflinching eye...Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war.” Publisher’s Weekly "Bohjalian is especially good at conveying the surreal 'beauty,' the misshapen lyricism, of the war-torn landscape: 'Even the stone church had collapsed upon itself…the once imposing pipes of the organ reshaped by heat and flame into giant copper-colored mushrooms.' From harrowing to inspiring." Kirkus Reviews “Bohjalian demonstrates an intricate historical knowledge and impressively illustrates the stark horrors of the time...A compelling read with its mix of history, romance and portrayals of strength in the midst of severe adversity: War really is hell, the book says, but the human spirit is ultimately salvageable.” Rebecca Stropoli, Bookpage ausgemustertes Büchereiexemplar in sehr gutem Zustand! Sämtliche bibliotheksspezifischen Merkmale konnten entfernt werden!, CROWN PUB INC, 2008, Graywolf Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Utterly compelling . . . Davis writes with a stunning brilliance, creating fractured worlds that are both extraordinary and routine. The Boston GlobeA coming-of-age-meets-dystopian-fantasy-meets-alternate-reality novel, or maybe an Ionesco-meets-Beckett-meets-Oulipo novel . . . The world Duplex describes has gone cuckoo while its characters anxieties remain stubbornly, drably, daringly familiar. Tom Bissell, Harpers MagazineEnchanting . . . Hums beautifully to its own rhythm. Its a series of dreamlike, often erotic, images and interconnected plot lines that . . . swell to create an intoxicating atmosphere. SlateFor fans of the fantastical, Daviss writing style is a glass of ice-cold water in todays desert of conventional fiction. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)I fell in love with Daviss writing . . . Im grateful for every word . . . When you are lost in the uncanny woods of this astonishing, double-hinged book, just keep reading, and remember to look up. Kathryn Davis knows right where you are. Lynda Barry, The New York Times Book ReviewReading this book is a blast . . . Duplex is a traditional love story tucked inside an adult fairy tale, wrapped in science fiction . . . Thankfully, the laws of quantum mechanics do not power Duplexs magnetism. Instead, it is Daviss beautiful prose, her psychological awareness. Rosecrans Baldwin, NPR, All Things Considered This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Graywolf Press, Gotham. Paperback. New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.2in. x 0.7in.A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods. From the time he entered the public consciousness as a two-year-old golf prodigy on The Mike Douglas Show, Eldrick Tiger Woods has often seemed to be not much more than a ball-striking machine- reinforced by his carefully guarded image and emotionless persona. Even after his recent bombshell adultery scandal, the public still knows very little about the man behind the golf clubs and multimillion-dollar endorsement deals. But one thing is certain: Earl Woods, Tigers beloved and now deceased father, knew him better and influenced his life more than anyone. In His Fathers Son, Tom Callahan offers a full-blown biography of earl Dennison Woods, the Vietnam War veteran who raised the golf phenomenon and, in turn, a full-blown biography of Tiger. With exclusive access to and interviews with Earl, Tiger, and a host of other key figures, Callahan provides an unprecedented look into their lives and the remarkably close relationship they had. With unparalleled insight into the man who made Tiger Woods the person that he is, His Fathers Son is part biography and part father-and-son love story. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Gotham, AuthorHouse. Paperback. New. Paperback. 212 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.6in.The year is 1961. Chris and Tom Sabo, cousins and best friends, are eagerly looking forward to a carefree summer vacation in their hometown of Elkville, Ohio. Swimming, camping out in the backyard, and exploring the woods and rocks of nearby Cascade Park are only part of their plans for the best summer ever. Eleven-year-old Chris, shy and nervous around girls, anxiously awaits the return of the girl he secretly adores; and Chris knows that with Toms wild imagination, excitement and adventure are never far away. But the carefree summer vacation soon turns into a nightmare, as Cascade Park becomes the scene of a number of unusual accidents. But are they accidents Could the witch who lives in an old mansion next to Marymount Cemetery somehow be responsible, or do the curious happenings in the park involve a distant relative of theirs named Eddie, a strange man who believes himself to be a famous detective As the boys learn more and more about the terrifying events, they are propelled into a mystery that reaches its ultimate climax during a violent snowstorm in the wilds of Cascade Park. Only then do they learn the astonishing truth. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., AuthorHouse

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CROWN PUB INC, 2008. Hardcover. Capturing both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war, Bohjalian's latest work puts a moving face on one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies. In his 12th novel, Bohjalian (The Double Bind) paints the brutal landscape of Nazi Germany as German refugees struggle westward ahead of the advancing Russian army. Inspired by the unpublished diary of a Prussian woman who fled west in 1945, the novel exhumes the ruin of spirit, flesh and faith that accompanied thousands of such desperate journeys. Prussian aristocrat Rolf Emmerich and his two elder sons are sent into battle, while his wife flees with their other children and a Scottish POW who has been working on their estate. Before long, they meet up with Uri Singer, a Jewish escapee from an Auschwitz-bound train, who becomes the group's protector. In a parallel story line, hundreds of Jewish women shuffle west on a gruesome death march from a concentration camp. Bohjalian presents the difficulties confronting both sets of travelers with carefully researched detail and an unflinching eye, but he blinks when creating the Emmerichs, painting them as untainted by either their privileged status, their indoctrination by the Nazi Party or their adoration of Hitler. Although most of the characters lack complexity, Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war. "The perfect novel for a book club...this book sucked me right in. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, The Today Show "Reading Bohjalian's descriptions of terror and tragedy on the road has just as much impact as seeing newsreels from the end of World War II....While creating suspense, Bohjalian agilely balances the moral ambiguities of war....Right and wrong shift depending on the situation. Ignorance is tolerated and murder is justified. But Bohjalian does posit that one absolute exists: No one wins at war." Dennis Moore, USA Today "Harrowing...ingenious...compelling..Judging who's right or wrong is difficult in Skeletons at the Feast, and one senses that's just the way Bohjalian wants it...A tightly woven, moving story for anyone who thinks there's nothing left to learn, or feel, about the Second World War. That Bohjalian can extract greater truths about faith, hope and compassion from something as mundane as a diary is testament not only to his skill as a writer but also to the enduring ability of well-written war fiction to stir our deepest emotions." Paula L. Woods, The Los Angeles Times "Harrowing...Bohjalian spins a suspenseful tale in which the plot triumphs over any single sorrow...[His] sense of character and place, his skillful plotting and his clear grasp of this confusing period of history make for a deeply satisfying novel, one that asks readers to consider, and reconsider, how they would rise to the challenge of terrible deprivation and agonizing moral choices." Margot Livesey, The Washington Post Book World "A poignant account of the conflict's last year...Harrowing...In creating the Emmerichs and their relationship to Uri, Bohjalian has given us something new and disturbing. He has also created a wonderful character in the protected child, Theo, whose gradual understanding of what is happening to them is moving and real...Bohjalian has given us an important addition to the story of World War II, and, not at all incidentally, may expand the vision of those who may have avoided 'Holocaust literature' in the past." Roberta Silman, The Boston Globe "Rich in character and gorgeous writing.” Jodi Picoult, Real Simple "Bohjalian has shown a prodigious gift for exploring how people are transformed.” Entertainment Weekly "Chris Bohjalian has done it again! His latest novel, Skeletons at the Feast...is more than well worth the read...Along this journey we not only see the horrors of the war unfold, we see the individuals evolve." The Valley Voice "A bittersweet story of romance, war and death, inspired in part by a real diary...Strongly dramatic and full of the heartbreaking horror of war, this novel is Bohjalian at his imaginative best." Carole Godlberg, The Hartford Courant "Skeletons at the Feast is a prime example of a well-written historical fiction. Readers will feel the despair experienced by the characters but will be able to find the bit of hope that keeps them moving forward. Bohjalian provides a vivid and well-researched look at the horrors experienced by the characters and presents a more personal account of anguish caused by the events of World War II." Courtney Holschuh, The Huntington, W.V. Herald-Dispatch "Intense and fascinating...Bohjalian masterfully presents the desperation of troops who realize their cause is doomed...He successfully captures the humanity of one of the 20th century's most horrendous tragedies." The Rocky Mountain News "This story mixes the nail-biting brutality of 'The Kite Runner' with the emotional intimacy of Anne Frank's diary." Austin American-Statesman "An extraordinary historical novel based on the exodus of Germans in eastern Germany escaping the Soviet Army's advance in the waning days of World War II...A sense of justice pervades all of [Bohjalian's'] books. He demands that we act humanely toward one another and understand and respect others' beliefs and values. . .Skeletons at the Feast is not a screed on good vs.evil, but it does inspire thought on man's inhumanity to man, and, conversely, how individuals overcome adversity with acts of kindness, civility and integrity." The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Riveting...an unforgettable finale...Chris Bohjalian handles the context of this story effortlessly and has created characters so engaging that any reader will find themselves connecting with these very real people...I hail Bohjalian's new novel and its fearless account of one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century." Ray Palen, Bookreporter "This is the perfect novel for a book club because there’s so much to discuss. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, Cosmopolitan, on The Today Show, “Top 10 Summer Reads” "Nail-biting, heart-ripping...The reader of Skeletons at the Feast is quietly checkmated by Bohjalian into a radical compassion we've heard somewhere before: Love Thy Enemy...I loved this unforgettable novel." Tom Paine, The Burlington Free Press "A lush romance, reflecting resilience in the face of nearly certain tragedy....a trenchant epic that is both agonizing and enriching." AirTran Magazine "A fictional tale of love, violence and redemption...Bohjalian deftly moves from the journey to the back stories of each character, fleshing out their histories and making their choices more poignant as their friendship and interdependence develop. Who will live and who will die? The author keeps up the suspense until the last page, with a surprise twist at the end." Capital Living Magazine "Powerful...Skeletons at the Feast positively resonates with authenticity. I've read several accounts of that small part of World War II, but it took this novel to bring home to me, most clearly and vividly, the dreadful ordeal these people endured...[The Holocaust's] evils are more palpable when its victims come to life-and, in so many cases, death-in the pages of a well-crafted novel. Bohjalian allows the reader to know them and identify with them in a way that no photographs or program on the History Channel can match." A.C. Hutchinson, The Times-Argus "Chris Bohjalian has written his finest novel to date, set against the brutal, waning days of World War Two in Eastern Germany....Skeletons at the Feast is Bohjalian's masterpiece. The power of the narrative will stay with the reader long after it is put down. Inspired by an actual World War II diary the author read, it will stand as one of the best novels ever written about one of the most brutal periods in history." Marvin Minkler, The North Star Monthly "A deeply moving and engrossing novel...Bohjalian has created a microcosm of that devastating winter of 1945. He makes us care deeply for his characters. His terse, dry prose renders the most appalling atrocities in an almost stoic manner, doubling the emotional impact." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Immensely readable...Bohjalian takes a fresh perspective and details the brutal realities of World War II in a novel that for once does not focus entirely on the Allies. Recommended for fiction collections." Library Journal “Careful research and an unflinching eye...Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war.” Publisher’s Weekly "Bohjalian is especially good at conveying the surreal 'beauty,' the misshapen lyricism, of the war-torn landscape: 'Even the stone church had collapsed upon itself…the once imposing pipes of the organ reshaped by heat and flame into giant copper-colored mushrooms.' From harrowing to inspiring." Kirkus Reviews “Bohjalian demonstrates an intricate historical knowledge and impressively illustrates the stark horrors of the time...A compelling read with its mix of history, romance and portrayals of strength in the midst of severe adversity: War really is hell, the book says, but the human spirit is ultimately salvageable.” Rebecca Stropoli, Bookpage ausgemustertes Büchereiexemplar in sehr gutem Zustand! Sämtliche bibliotheksspezifischen Merkmale konnten entfernt werden!, CROWN PUB INC, 2008, Graywolf Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Utterly compelling . . . Davis writes with a stunning brilliance, creating fractured worlds that are both extraordinary and routine. The Boston GlobeA coming-of-age-meets-dystopian-fantasy-meets-alternate-reality novel, or maybe an Ionesco-meets-Beckett-meets-Oulipo novel . . . The world Duplex describes has gone cuckoo while its characters anxieties remain stubbornly, drably, daringly familiar. Tom Bissell, Harpers MagazineEnchanting . . . Hums beautifully to its own rhythm. Its a series of dreamlike, often erotic, images and interconnected plot lines that . . . swell to create an intoxicating atmosphere. SlateFor fans of the fantastical, Daviss writing style is a glass of ice-cold water in todays desert of conventional fiction. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)I fell in love with Daviss writing . . . Im grateful for every word . . . When you are lost in the uncanny woods of this astonishing, double-hinged book, just keep reading, and remember to look up. Kathryn Davis knows right where you are. Lynda Barry, The New York Times Book ReviewReading this book is a blast . . . Duplex is a traditional love story tucked inside an adult fairy tale, wrapped in science fiction . . . Thankfully, the laws of quantum mechanics do not power Duplexs magnetism. Instead, it is Daviss beautiful prose, her psychological awareness. Rosecrans Baldwin, NPR, All Things Considered This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Graywolf Press, Gotham. Paperback. New. Paperback. 336 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.3in. x 0.9in.In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the riveting tale of twoproud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden agethe dawn of professional golf Bringing to life golfs founding father and son, Tommys Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times. The Morrises were towering figures in their day. Old Tom, born in 1821, began life as a nobody he was the son of a weaver and a maid. But he was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, the cradle of golf, and the game was in his blood. He became the Champion Golfer of Scotland, a national hero who won tournaments (and huge bets) while his young son looked on. As Keeper of the Green at the towns ancient links, Tom deployed golfs first lawnmower and banished sheep from the fairways. Then Young Tommys career took off. Handsome Tommy Morris, the Tiger Woods of the nineteenth century, was a more daring player than his father. Soon he surpassed Old Tom and dominated the game. But just as he reached his peakwith spectators flocking to see him play Tommys life took a tragic turn, leading to his death at the age of twenty-four. That shock is at the heart of Tommys Honor. It left Tom to pick up the piecesto honor his son by keeping Tommys memory alive. Like the New York Times bestseller The Greatest Game Ever Played, Tommys Honor is both fascinating history and a moving personal saga. Golfers will love it, but this book isnt only for golfers. Its for every son who has fought to escape a fathers shadow and for every father who had guided a son toward manhood, then found it hard to let him go. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Gotham, AuthorHouse. Paperback. New. Paperback. 212 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.6in.The year is 1961. Chris and Tom Sabo, cousins and best friends, are eagerly looking forward to a carefree summer vacation in their hometown of Elkville, Ohio. Swimming, camping out in the backyard, and exploring the woods and rocks of nearby Cascade Park are only part of their plans for the best summer ever. Eleven-year-old Chris, shy and nervous around girls, anxiously awaits the return of the girl he secretly adores; and Chris knows that with Toms wild imagination, excitement and adventure are never far away. But the carefree summer vacation soon turns into a nightmare, as Cascade Park becomes the scene of a number of unusual accidents. But are they accidents Could the witch who lives in an old mansion next to Marymount Cemetery somehow be responsible, or do the curious happenings in the park involve a distant relative of theirs named Eddie, a strange man who believes himself to be a famous detective As the boys learn more and more about the terrifying events, they are propelled into a mystery that reaches its ultimate climax during a violent snowstorm in the wilds of Cascade Park. Only then do they learn the astonishing truth. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., AuthorHouse

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Graywolf Press. Paperback. New. Paperback. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.2in. x 5.5in. x 0.6in.Utterly compelling . . . Davis writes with a stunning brilliance, creating fractured worlds that are both extraordinary and routine. The Boston GlobeA coming-of-age-meets-dystopian-fantasy-meets-alternate-reality novel, or maybe an Ionesco-meets-Beckett-meets-Oulipo novel . . . The world Duplex describes has gone cuckoo while its characters anxieties remain stubbornly, drably, daringly familiar. Tom Bissell, Harpers MagazineEnchanting . . . Hums beautifully to its own rhythm. Its a series of dreamlike, often erotic, images and interconnected plot lines that . . . swell to create an intoxicating atmosphere. SlateFor fans of the fantastical, Daviss writing style is a glass of ice-cold water in todays desert of conventional fiction. Star Tribune (Minneapolis)I fell in love with Daviss writing . . . Im grateful for every word . . . When you are lost in the uncanny woods of this astonishing, double-hinged book, just keep reading, and remember to look up. Kathryn Davis knows right where you are. Lynda Barry, The New York Times Book ReviewReading this book is a blast . . . Duplex is a traditional love story tucked inside an adult fairy tale, wrapped in science fiction . . . Thankfully, the laws of quantum mechanics do not power Duplexs magnetism. Instead, it is Daviss beautiful prose, her psychological awareness. Rosecrans Baldwin, NPR, All Things Considered This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Graywolf Press, CROWN PUB INC, 2008. Hardcover. Capturing both the power and poignancy of romance and the terror and tragedy of war, Bohjalian's latest work puts a moving face on one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies. In his 12th novel, Bohjalian (The Double Bind) paints the brutal landscape of Nazi Germany as German refugees struggle westward ahead of the advancing Russian army. Inspired by the unpublished diary of a Prussian woman who fled west in 1945, the novel exhumes the ruin of spirit, flesh and faith that accompanied thousands of such desperate journeys. Prussian aristocrat Rolf Emmerich and his two elder sons are sent into battle, while his wife flees with their other children and a Scottish POW who has been working on their estate. Before long, they meet up with Uri Singer, a Jewish escapee from an Auschwitz-bound train, who becomes the group's protector. In a parallel story line, hundreds of Jewish women shuffle west on a gruesome death march from a concentration camp. Bohjalian presents the difficulties confronting both sets of travelers with carefully researched detail and an unflinching eye, but he blinks when creating the Emmerichs, painting them as untainted by either their privileged status, their indoctrination by the Nazi Party or their adoration of Hitler. Although most of the characters lack complexity, Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war. "The perfect novel for a book club...this book sucked me right in. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, The Today Show "Reading Bohjalian's descriptions of terror and tragedy on the road has just as much impact as seeing newsreels from the end of World War II....While creating suspense, Bohjalian agilely balances the moral ambiguities of war....Right and wrong shift depending on the situation. Ignorance is tolerated and murder is justified. But Bohjalian does posit that one absolute exists: No one wins at war." Dennis Moore, USA Today "Harrowing...ingenious...compelling..Judging who's right or wrong is difficult in Skeletons at the Feast, and one senses that's just the way Bohjalian wants it...A tightly woven, moving story for anyone who thinks there's nothing left to learn, or feel, about the Second World War. That Bohjalian can extract greater truths about faith, hope and compassion from something as mundane as a diary is testament not only to his skill as a writer but also to the enduring ability of well-written war fiction to stir our deepest emotions." Paula L. Woods, The Los Angeles Times "Harrowing...Bohjalian spins a suspenseful tale in which the plot triumphs over any single sorrow...[His] sense of character and place, his skillful plotting and his clear grasp of this confusing period of history make for a deeply satisfying novel, one that asks readers to consider, and reconsider, how they would rise to the challenge of terrible deprivation and agonizing moral choices." Margot Livesey, The Washington Post Book World "A poignant account of the conflict's last year...Harrowing...In creating the Emmerichs and their relationship to Uri, Bohjalian has given us something new and disturbing. He has also created a wonderful character in the protected child, Theo, whose gradual understanding of what is happening to them is moving and real...Bohjalian has given us an important addition to the story of World War II, and, not at all incidentally, may expand the vision of those who may have avoided 'Holocaust literature' in the past." Roberta Silman, The Boston Globe "Rich in character and gorgeous writing.” Jodi Picoult, Real Simple "Bohjalian has shown a prodigious gift for exploring how people are transformed.” Entertainment Weekly "Chris Bohjalian has done it again! His latest novel, Skeletons at the Feast...is more than well worth the read...Along this journey we not only see the horrors of the war unfold, we see the individuals evolve." The Valley Voice "A bittersweet story of romance, war and death, inspired in part by a real diary...Strongly dramatic and full of the heartbreaking horror of war, this novel is Bohjalian at his imaginative best." Carole Godlberg, The Hartford Courant "Skeletons at the Feast is a prime example of a well-written historical fiction. Readers will feel the despair experienced by the characters but will be able to find the bit of hope that keeps them moving forward. Bohjalian provides a vivid and well-researched look at the horrors experienced by the characters and presents a more personal account of anguish caused by the events of World War II." Courtney Holschuh, The Huntington, W.V. Herald-Dispatch "Intense and fascinating...Bohjalian masterfully presents the desperation of troops who realize their cause is doomed...He successfully captures the humanity of one of the 20th century's most horrendous tragedies." The Rocky Mountain News "This story mixes the nail-biting brutality of 'The Kite Runner' with the emotional intimacy of Anne Frank's diary." Austin American-Statesman "An extraordinary historical novel based on the exodus of Germans in eastern Germany escaping the Soviet Army's advance in the waning days of World War II...A sense of justice pervades all of [Bohjalian's'] books. He demands that we act humanely toward one another and understand and respect others' beliefs and values. . .Skeletons at the Feast is not a screed on good vs.evil, but it does inspire thought on man's inhumanity to man, and, conversely, how individuals overcome adversity with acts of kindness, civility and integrity." The Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Riveting...an unforgettable finale...Chris Bohjalian handles the context of this story effortlessly and has created characters so engaging that any reader will find themselves connecting with these very real people...I hail Bohjalian's new novel and its fearless account of one of the greatest tragedies of the 20th century." Ray Palen, Bookreporter "This is the perfect novel for a book club because there’s so much to discuss. It’s vivid and heart-wrenching." John Searles, Cosmopolitan, on The Today Show, “Top 10 Summer Reads” "Nail-biting, heart-ripping...The reader of Skeletons at the Feast is quietly checkmated by Bohjalian into a radical compassion we've heard somewhere before: Love Thy Enemy...I loved this unforgettable novel." Tom Paine, The Burlington Free Press "A lush romance, reflecting resilience in the face of nearly certain tragedy....a trenchant epic that is both agonizing and enriching." AirTran Magazine "A fictional tale of love, violence and redemption...Bohjalian deftly moves from the journey to the back stories of each character, fleshing out their histories and making their choices more poignant as their friendship and interdependence develop. Who will live and who will die? The author keeps up the suspense until the last page, with a surprise twist at the end." Capital Living Magazine "Powerful...Skeletons at the Feast positively resonates with authenticity. I've read several accounts of that small part of World War II, but it took this novel to bring home to me, most clearly and vividly, the dreadful ordeal these people endured...[The Holocaust's] evils are more palpable when its victims come to life-and, in so many cases, death-in the pages of a well-crafted novel. Bohjalian allows the reader to know them and identify with them in a way that no photographs or program on the History Channel can match." A.C. Hutchinson, The Times-Argus "Chris Bohjalian has written his finest novel to date, set against the brutal, waning days of World War Two in Eastern Germany....Skeletons at the Feast is Bohjalian's masterpiece. The power of the narrative will stay with the reader long after it is put down. Inspired by an actual World War II diary the author read, it will stand as one of the best novels ever written about one of the most brutal periods in history." Marvin Minkler, The North Star Monthly "A deeply moving and engrossing novel...Bohjalian has created a microcosm of that devastating winter of 1945. He makes us care deeply for his characters. His terse, dry prose renders the most appalling atrocities in an almost stoic manner, doubling the emotional impact." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Immensely readable...Bohjalian takes a fresh perspective and details the brutal realities of World War II in a novel that for once does not focus entirely on the Allies. Recommended for fiction collections." Library Journal “Careful research and an unflinching eye...Bohjalian's well-chosen descriptions capture the anguish of a tragic era and the dehumanizing desolation wrought by war.” Publisher’s Weekly "Bohjalian is especially good at conveying the surreal 'beauty,' the misshapen lyricism, of the war-torn landscape: 'Even the stone church had collapsed upon itself…the once imposing pipes of the organ reshaped by heat and flame into giant copper-colored mushrooms.' From harrowing to inspiring." Kirkus Reviews “Bohjalian demonstrates an intricate historical knowledge and impressively illustrates the stark horrors of the time...A compelling read with its mix of history, romance and portrayals of strength in the midst of severe adversity: War really is hell, the book says, but the human spirit is ultimately salvageable.” Rebecca Stropoli, Bookpage ausgemustertes Büchereiexemplar in sehr gutem Zustand! Sämtliche bibliotheksspezifischen Merkmale konnten entfernt werden!, CROWN PUB INC, 2008, Gotham. Paperback. New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 7.9in. x 5.2in. x 0.7in.A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods. From the time he entered the public consciousness as a two-year-old golf prodigy on The Mike Douglas Show, Eldrick Tiger Woods has often seemed to be not much more than a ball-striking machine- reinforced by his carefully guarded image and emotionless persona. Even after his recent bombshell adultery scandal, the public still knows very little about the man behind the golf clubs and multimillion-dollar endorsement deals. But one thing is certain: Earl Woods, Tigers beloved and now deceased father, knew him better and influenced his life more than anyone. In His Fathers Son, Tom Callahan offers a full-blown biography of earl Dennison Woods, the Vietnam War veteran who raised the golf phenomenon and, in turn, a full-blown biography of Tiger. With exclusive access to and interviews with Earl, Tiger, and a host of other key figures, Callahan provides an unprecedented look into their lives and the remarkably close relationship they had. With unparalleled insight into the man who made Tiger Woods the person that he is, His Fathers Son is part biography and part father-and-son love story. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Gotham, AuthorHouse. Paperback. New. Paperback. 212 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.2in. x 0.6in.The year is 1961. Chris and Tom Sabo, cousins and best friends, are eagerly looking forward to a carefree summer vacation in their hometown of Elkville, Ohio. Swimming, camping out in the backyard, and exploring the woods and rocks of nearby Cascade Park are only part of their plans for the best summer ever. Eleven-year-old Chris, shy and nervous around girls, anxiously awaits the return of the girl he secretly adores; and Chris knows that with Toms wild imagination, excitement and adventure are never far away. But the carefree summer vacation soon turns into a nightmare, as Cascade Park becomes the scene of a number of unusual accidents. But are they accidents Could the witch who lives in an old mansion next to Marymount Cemetery somehow be responsible, or do the curious happenings in the park involve a distant relative of theirs named Eddie, a strange man who believes himself to be a famous detective As the boys learn more and more about the terrifying events, they are propelled into a mystery that reaches its ultimate climax during a violent snowstorm in the wilds of Cascade Park. Only then do they learn the astonishing truth. 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Love, Eddie adeptly blends humor and suspense into a compelling look at the journey of two boys through the summer of 1961 as their carefree lives are shattered by tragic events triggered by prejudice and alcohol abuse.

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Love, Eddie
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Mittler, David

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Love, Eddie

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9781403345189

"Love, Eddie" adeptly blends humor and suspense into a compelling look at the journey of two boys through the summer of 1961 as their carefree lives are shattered by tragic events triggered by prejudice and alcohol abuse.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781403345189
ISBN (ISBN-10): 140334518X
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Erscheinungsjahr: 2002
Herausgeber: ADVANCED MARKETING TECHNOLOGIE
212 Seiten
Gewicht: 0,327 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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