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If The Walls Could Talk, O`Connor



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Автор: O`Connor
Название:  If The Walls Could Talk
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
Классификация:
ISBN: 0689868634
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780689868634
ISBN: 0-689-86863-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-689-86863-4
Обложка/Формат: Hardcover
Страницы: 48
Вес: 0.489 кг.
Дата издания: 01.09.2004
Язык: English
Размер: 25.91 x 26.16 x 1.02
Поставляется из: США
Описание: In case youve ever wondered, the walls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have eyes and ears -- and, whats more, they dont miss a thing. Now, listen up because the walls have a thing or two to tell you

During President John Tylers presidency, the White House was such a mess that it was called the Public Shabby House.

President William Howard Taft was so large that he had to have a jumbo-size bathtub installed -- one big enough for four people.

President Andrew Jacksons open door policy at the White House resulted in 20,000 people showing up for his inauguration party. (The new president escaped to the quiet of a nearby hotel )

President Abraham Lincoln didnt mind at all that his younger sons, Tad and Willie, kept pet goats in their White House bedrooms.

Children all across the country sent in their own money to build an indoor swimming pool for wheelchair-bound President Franklin D. Roosevelt so that he could exercise.

President Harry S. Truman knew it was time to renovate the White House after a leg on his daughters piano broke right through the floor.

Hear these funny, surprising stories and more about the most famous home in America and the extraordinary families who have lived in it.




Fancy Nancy Take-Along Storybook Set

Автор: Jane O`Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser
Название: Fancy Nancy Take-Along Storybook Set
ISBN: 0062414135 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062414137
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Ooh la la five fabulous Fancy Nancy books in one box set

From staying up late to throwing a birthday party for Frenchy to learning new ballet dance moves and more, no one brings pizzazz quite like Nancy From New York Times bestselling team Jane O Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a set of 8x8 favorites Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night, Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter, Fancy Nancy: Tea for Two, Fancy Nancy: Puppy Party, and Fancy Nancy: Budding Ballerina all complete with a box and handle for readers on the go "

Wise blood

Автор: O`connor, Flannery
Название: Wise blood
ISBN: 0571241301 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571241309
Издательство: Faber
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Описание: Tells the story of Hazel Motes who, released from the armed services, returns to the evangelical Deep South. There he begins a private battle against the religiosity of the community and in particular against Asa Hawkes, the `blind` preacher, and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter.

Complete stories

Автор: O`connor, Flannery
Название: Complete stories
ISBN: 0571245781 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571245789
Издательство: Faber
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Описание: Including "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "Everything That Rises Must Converge", this collection contains a complete collection of stories from one of the most original American writers of the twentieth-century.

Habit of Being, The

Автор: Flannery O`Connor; Selected and Edited by Sally Fi
Название: Habit of Being, The
ISBN: 0374521042 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780374521042
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award

I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word.--Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

Lulu and the Witch Baby

Автор: OConnor Jane
Название: Lulu and the Witch Baby
ISBN: 0062305166 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062305169
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Описание: Originally published in a slightly different form in 1986.

Secrets of Great Leaders: The 50 Strategies You Need to Inspire and Motivate

Автор: O`Connor Carol
Название: Secrets of Great Leaders: The 50 Strategies You Need to Inspire and Motivate
ISBN: 1473614910 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781473614918
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Описание: DISCOVER THE 50 SECRETS THAT GREAT LEADERS KNOW - COMPLETE WITH STRATEGIES FOR PUTTING THEM INTO PRACTICESome books promise a lot but fall down because they are hard to use in your daily life. This book works by boiling down the essentials of leadership into 50 short, quick lessons that you can apply instantly. Each chapter outlines one of the 50 ideas and gives three strategies for putting it into action.

Mystery and Manners

Автор: OConnor Flannery
Название: Mystery and Manners
ISBN: 0571309593 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571309597
Издательство: Faber
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Описание: Includes three essays on regional writing, including "The Fiction Writer and His Country" and "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction"; two pieces on teaching literature, including "Total Effect and the 8th Grade"; and four articles concerning the writer and religion, including "The Catholic Novel in the Protestant South."

Star of the Sea

Автор: O`Connor
Название: Star of the Sea
ISBN: 0099469626 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099469629
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: In the bitter winter of 1847, from an Ireland torn by injustice and natural disaster, the Star of the Sea sets sail for New York. On board are hundreds of refugees. It is the story of tragedy, mercy, love and healing, the further the ship sails towards the Promised Land, the more her passengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go.

The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt`s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

Автор: O`Connor Anne-Marie
Название: The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt`s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
ISBN: 0307265641 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307265647
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 2188 р.
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Описание: The spellbinding story, part fairy tale, part suspense, of Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, one of the most emblematic portraits of its time; of the beautiful, seductive Viennese Jewish salon hostess who sat for it; the notorious artist who painted it; the now vanished turn-of-the-century Vienna that shaped it; and the strange twisted fate that befell it.

The Lady in Gold, considered an unforgettable masterpiece, one of the twentieth century's most recognizable paintings, made headlines all over the world when Ronald Lauder bought it for $135 million a century after Klimt, the most famous Austrian painter of his time, completed the society portrait.
Anne-Marie O'Connor, writer for The Washington Post, formerly of the Los Angeles Times, tells the galvanizing story of the Lady in Gold, Adele Bloch-Bauer, a dazzling Viennese Jewish society figure; daughter of the head of one of the largest banks in the Hapsburg Empire, head of the Oriental Railway, whose Orient Express went from Berlin to Constantinople; wife of Ferdinand Bauer, sugar-beet baron.
The Bloch-Bauers were art patrons, and Adele herself was considered a rebel of fin de siecle Vienna (she wanted to be educated, a notion considered "degenerate" in a society that believed women being out in the world went against their feminine "nature"). The author describes how Adele inspired the portrait and how Klimt made more than a hundred sketches of her--simple pencil drawings on thin manila paper.
And O'Connor writes of Klimt himself, son of a failed gold engraver, shunned by arts bureaucrats, called an artistic heretic in his time, a genius in ours.
She writes of the Nazis confiscating the portrait of Adele from the Bloch-Bauers' grand palais; of the Austrian government putting the painting on display, stripping Adele's Jewish surname from it so that no clues to her identity (nor any hint of her Jewish origins) would be revealed. Nazi officials called the painting, The Lady in Gold and proudly exhibited it in Vienna's Baroque Belvedere Palace, consecrated in the 1930s as a Nazi institution.
The author writes of the painting, inspired by the Byzantine mosaics Klimt had studied in Italy, with their exotic symbols and swirls, the subject an idol in a golden shrine.
We see how, sixty years after it was stolen by the Nazis, the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer became the subject of a decade-long litigation between the Austrian government and the Bloch-Bauer heirs, how and why the U.S. Supreme Court became involved in the case, and how the Court's decision had profound ramifications in the art world.
A riveting social history; an illuminating and haunting look at turn-of-the-century Vienna; a brilliant portrait of the evolution of a painter; a masterfully told tale of suspense. And at the heart of it, the Lady in Gold--the shimmering painting, and its equally irresistible subject, the fate of each forever intertwined.

Taken

Автор: Niamh O`Connor
Название: Taken
ISBN: 1848270836 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848270831
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: A beautiful woman Model and it-girl Tara Parker Trench is famous across Ireland - with her beauty, glittering lifestyle and perfect three-year-old son Presley, she seems to have it all. Until, one cold wet Dublin night, Tara pulls into a service station for petrol, leaving Presley strapped into the back of her car. Five minutes later he`s gone...

Good Man is Hard to Find

Автор: OConnor Flannery
Название: Good Man is Hard to Find
ISBN: 0571322859 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571322855
Издательство: Faber
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Описание: On receiving an early copy, Evelyn Waugh remarked `If these stories are in fact the work of a young lady, they are indeed remarkable.`She`s horrifyingly funny . Her stories - her intelligence and passion - can restore reason to minds unhinged by our fame-obsessed, technology-obsessed culture.` Dean Koontz, New York Times

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

Автор: O`Connor Stephen
Название: Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings
ISBN: 0525429964 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780525429968
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 1915 р.
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Описание: "Utterly arresting." "The Wall Street Journal"
A debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms.
Novels such asToni Morrison s"Beloved, ""The Known World"by Edward P. Jones, James McBride s"The Good Lord Bird"and"Cloudsplitter"by Russell Banksare a part of a longtradition of Americanfiction that plumbs the moral and human costs of history in ways that nonfiction simply can't. Now Stephen O Connor joins this company with a profoundly original exploration of the many ways that the institution of slavery warped the human soul, as seen through the story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. O Connor s protagonists are rendered via scrupulously researched scenes of their lives in Paris and at Monticello that alternate with a harrowing memoir written by Hemings after Jefferson s death, as well as with dreamlike sequences in which Jefferson watches a movie about his life, Hemings fabricates an "invention" that becomes the whole world, and they run into each other "after an unimaginable length of time" on the New York City subway. O'Connor is unsparing in his rendition of the hypocrisy of the Founding Father and slaveholder who wrote "all men are created equal, while enabling Hemings to tell her story in a way history has not allowed her to. His important and beautifully written novel is a deep moral reckoning, a story about the search for justice, freedom and an ideal world and about the survival of hope even in the midst of catastrophe."


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