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A Tidewater Morning

Author: William Styron
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1936317257
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From the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Sophie’s Choice: three novellas of a young writer’s journey to adulthood. In Love Day, twenty-year-old Paul Whitehurst is a Marine lieutenant during World War II, waiting to land on Okinawa, wrestling with anxiety and memories of his boyhood in Virginia. In Shadrach, ten-year-old Paul witnesses his neighbors as they welcome a guest: a ninety-nine-year-old former slave who has walked nine hundred miles from Alabama so that he may die on the land of his childhood owner. And in A Tidewater Morning, Paul is thirteen and struggling to deal with his mother’s impending death from cancer. Together in one volume, each of these affecting semiautobiographical novellas from the author of such literary classics as the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Confessions of Nat Turner and the memoir Darkness Visible, weaves together the transformative experiences of Whitehurst’s early life with William Styron’s signature deep historical insight, underscoring how the significance of the past informs the present. As the Los Angeles Times notes, it is “one of Styron’s finest works. . . . The beauty and humanity of the Southern tradition are evoked vividly.” This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives.

Obituaries In The Performing Arts 2006

Author: Harris M. Lentz III
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786452110
Size: 71.84 MB
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The entertainment world lost a number of legendary stars and a host of other men and women involved in film, television, stage and music in 2006. The obituaries of more than 1300 people are included, along with pictures of the vast majority. Losses include Godfather of Soul James Brown, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and former President of the United States Gerald Ford. Other notables who died include legendary film director Robert Altman, 60 Minutes broadcast journalist Ed Bradley, legendary animator Joe Barbera, and Dark Shadows creator Dan Curtis. Hollywood lost such screen legends as Jack Palance, June Allyson, Shelley Winters, Maureen Stapleton, Red Buttons, and leading man Glenn Ford. Classic television lost Mayberry’s favorite deputy, Barney Fife (Don Knotts), and Gunsmoke’s deputy Chester Goode (Dennis Weaver). The obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2006 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. For each, the date, place and cause of death are provided, along with a career recap and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are provided for film and television performers, and photographs of many of the individuals are included. Individual books in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.

Caught Between The Dog And The Fireplug Or How To Survive Public Service

Author: Kenneth Ashworth
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 0878408479
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Replete with practical advice for anyone considering a career in federal, state, or local government, Caught between the Dog and the Fireplug, or How to Survive Public Service conveys what life is really like in a public service job. The book is written as a series of lively, entertaining letters of advice from a sympathetic uncle to a niece or nephew embarking on a government career. Kenneth Ashworth draws on more than forty years of public sector experience to provide advice on the daily challenges that future public servants can expect to face: working with politicians, bureaucracy, and the press; dealing with unpleasant and difficult people; leading supervisors as well as subordinates; and maintaining high ethical standards. Ashworth relates anecdotes from his jobs in Texas, California, and Washington, D.C., that illustrate with humor and wit fundamental concepts of public administration. Be prepared, says Ashworth, to encounter all sorts of unexpected situations, from the hostile to the bizarre, from the intimidating to the outrageous. He shows that in the confrontational world of public policymaking and program implementation, a successful career demands disciplined, informed thought, intellectual and personal growth, and broad reading. He demonstrates how, despite the inevitable inefficiencies of a democratic society, those working to shape policy in large organizations can nonetheless effect significant change-and even have fun along the way. The book will interest students and teachers of public administration, public affairs, policy development, leadership, or higher education administration. Ashworth's advice will also appeal to anyone who has ever been caught in a tight spot while working in government service.

Der Lange Marsch

Author: William Styron
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105611509
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Mitten im Frieden erhalten die Soldaten eines amerikanischen Marineinfanterie-Camps in Carolina von ihrem ehrgeizigen Vorgesetzten Oberst Templeton den ebenso grausamen wie sinnlosen Befehl, einen Übungsmarsch von 36 Meilen zu machen – zur ›Vorbereitung auf den Ernstfall‹. Es sind Reservisten, die sich dieser Strapaze zu unterziehen haben, Veteranen des Zweiten Weltkriegs wie Hauptmann Mannix, der diesen Befehl als einen Akt der Willkür, als eine äußerste persönliche Herausforderung empfindet und dagegen aufbegehrt. Ehre und Selbstachtung stehen für ihn auf dem Spiel. Doch sein Aufbegehren ist das des zur Ohnmacht verurteilten Revolutionärs. In ihm selbst, in seiner eigenen Schwäche und Erschöpfung glaubt er während des langen, qualvollen Marsches seinen Widersacher, den durch die Schranke der militärischen Disziplin unangreifbaren Vorgesetzten zu bekämpfen; ihn glaubt er zu besiegen, indem er sich und seine Untergebenen mit eben jener despotischen Verbissenheit, die er an dem Obersten verurteilt, zum Gehorsam und zum Aushalten zwingt. ›Der lange Marsch‹ ist die Geschichte einer heroischen Selbsttäuschung. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Fiction Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
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Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.