Автор: Standiford Natalie Название: The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book 3: Countdown ISBN: 0545521459 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780545521451 Издательство: Scholastic UK Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
The story of William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct, the largest public water project ever created a tale of gilded age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man whose vision shaped the future
In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland designed and began to build one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 233 miles from the Sierra Nevada Mountains to Los Angeles allowing this small, resource-challenged desert city to grow into a modern global metropolis. Drawing on new research, Les Standiford vividly captures the visionary engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23 million project that would transform a region, a state, and a nation at the dawn of its greatest century.
At a time when the importance of water is being recognized as never before, Water to the Angels brings into focus the vigor of a fabled era, the might of a larger-than-life individual, and the scale of a priceless construction project, shedding critical light on a past that offers insights for our future."
Автор: Standiford, Les Название: Meet You in Hell ISBN: 1400047676 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400047673 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1599 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Standiford, Les Название: Meet You in Hell ISBN: 0739319728 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739319727 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1763 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Standiford Les, Matthews Joe Название: Bringing Adam Home ISBN: 0061983918 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061983917 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 1039 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, no federal databases of crimes against children, no pedophile registry. His 1981 abduction and murder--unsolved for over a quarter of a century--forever changed America.
One sunny July morning in 1981, RevE Walsh and her six-year-old son Adam stopped by the local Sears to pick up some new lamps. Enchanted by a video game at the store's entrance, Adam begged RevE to let him try it out while she shopped. When she returned a few minutes later, Adam was gone.
The shock of Adam's murder, and of the inability of the police and the FBI to find his killer, radically altered American innocence and our ideas about childhood. Gone forever were the days when parents would allow their kids out of the house with the casual instruction "Be home by dark "
RevE and John Walsh--who would go on to create "America's Most Wanted"--became advocates for the transformation of law enforcement's response to and handling of such cases. Prompted by the Walshes' activism, Congress passed the Missing Children Act in 1982, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was founded in 1984.
While our lives have been significantly altered by Adam Walsh's case, few of us know the whole story--how, after more than twenty-seven years of relentless investigation, decorated Miami Beach homicide detective Joe Matthews finally identified Adam's killer.
"Bringing Adam Home" is the definitive account of this horrifying crime--which, like the Lindbergh kidnapping fifty years earlier, captured public attention--and its aftermath, a true story of tragedy, love, faith, and dedication. It reveals the pain and tenacity of a family determined to find justice, the failed police work that allowed a killer to remain uncharged, and the determined efforts of one cop who accomplished what an entire legal system could not. As harrowing as "In Cold Blood," yet ultimately uplifting, "Bringing Adam Home" is the riveting story of a triumph of justice and the enduring power of love.
Описание: As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world. Soon to be a major motion picture. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.
Автор: Standiford, Les Название: Bringing Adam Home ISBN: 006198390X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061983900 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1732 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: In the aftermath of the six-year old`s abduction everything about the nation`s response to missing children changed. The inability of law enforcement to find Adam`s killer put an end to innocence. This title tells a story - the good, the bad, and the ugly-of what it took for one cop to accomplish what an entire system of law enforcement could not.
Автор: Maltz, Alan S. Standiford, Les Название: Miami ISBN: 0962667730 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780962667732 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4702 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Features images that capture the heart and soul of Miami - from the shimmering enclave `Stiltsville`, to the streets of Little Havana, and the visual splendour of South Beach`s Art Deco architecture. This work also provides a commentary.
Автор: Standiford Les Название: Raw Deal ISBN: 1590581067 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781590581063 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1353 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Edgy sex, murder, mayhem... Standiford knows what works." -Los Angeles Times "A jaw-dropper."-Booklist "Tough, funny, profame-and beautifully turned out." -James Ellroy
Описание: In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in ""hard war,"" designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride. The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in American history, filled with intrigue and outsized characters--from Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the eccentric, passionate, difficult architect who fell in love with his adopted country, to George Washington, who struggled to balance L'Enfant's enthusiasm for his brilliant design with the strident opposition of fiscal conservatives such as Thomas Jefferson. Their conflicts mirror the struggles of a fledgling nation to form a kind of government the world had not yet known, prefiguring similar battles fought in Congress today. Utterly absorbing and scrupulously researched, "Washington Burning" offers a fresh perspective on the birth of not just a city but a nation.