After Henry

Essays

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045696

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West. In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album “capture[s] the mood of America” and confirms her reputation as one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers (The New York Times). Whether dissecting the 1988 presidential campaign, exploring the commercialization of a Hollywood murder, or reporting on the “sideshows” of foreign wars, Joan Didion proves that she is one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths of our time” (Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review). Highlights include “In the Realm of the Fisher King,” a portrait of the White House under the stewardship of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, two “actors on location;” and “Girl of the Golden West,” a meditation on the Patty Hearst case that draws an unexpected and insightful parallel between the kidnapped heiress and the emigrants who settled California. “Sentimental Journeys” is a deeply felt study of New York media coverage of the brutal rape of a white investment banker in Central Park, a notorious crime that exposed the city’s racial and class fault lines. Dedicated to Henry Robbins, Didion’s friend and editor from 1966 until his death in 1979, After Henry is an indispensable collection of “superior reporting and criticism” from a writer on whom we have relied for more than fifty years “to get the story straight” (Los Angeles Times).
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Sentimentale Reisen

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384371438X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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»Ihr Scharfsinn ist gewohnt fein geschliffen und ihr Blick eiswasserklar... Didion hat die Stimmung in Amerika eingefangen.« The New York Times Joan Didion gilt seit langem als eine der brillantesten Autorinnen der USA. Die in diesem Band versammelten Essays und Reportagen aus den Jahren 1982 bis 1992 belegen dies eindrucksvoll. Ob Joan Didion vom Parteitag der Demokraten unter Bill Clinton berichtet oder von einem spektakulären Prozess in New York City, ob sie sich mit der Politik, den Medien oder dem Showbusiness befasst — immer zeichnen ihre Texte ein präzises Bild des geistigen und kulturellen Klimas in Amerika, das noch heute gültig ist. »Die beste Feder der amerikanischen Intellektuellen.« Der Spiegel »Jeder ihrer Sätze ist kostbar.« Die Welt
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Grace After Henry

Author: Eithne Shortall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525537872

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A quirky love story set in Dublin that's perfect for fans of PS, I Love You and Jojo Moyes, Grace After Henry is a funny, heartfelt debut novel about one woman learning what it means to move on and to let go. "A poignant love story . . . Bittersweet and charming, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes. " --Shelf Awareness When the love of her life, Henry, is killed in a freak biking accident, Grace feels like she's lost her own shadow. In his absence, she must put her world back together: she moves into the Dublin dream house they bought together, she returns to work as a chef, she watches TV with her nosy elderly neighbor. But, through it all, she's ever aware of the growing Henry-shaped hole in her life. Until his long-lost twin brother knocks on her door. Newly arrived in Ireland on his own search for answers, Andy is Henry, and yet not quite. Soon Grace isn't sure if she's learning to let go or becoming desperate to hold on. Grace After Henry is a funny, tender, and bittersweet story about love, loss, and second chances.
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Der Sommer der Blaubeeren

Roman

Author: Mary Simses

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641112370

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ein Geheimnis aus der Vergangenheit. Ein Weg in die Zukunft... Kurz vor ihrer Hochzeit fährt die New Yorker Anwältin Ellen Branford in den abgelegenen Küstenort Beacon, um den letzten Wunsch ihrer Großmutter zu erfüllen. Sie soll einen Brief überbringen und hofft, die Angelegenheit schnell erledigen zu können. Doch schon bald ahnt sie, dass sich dahinter viel mehr verbirgt. Denn inmitten von Blaubeerfeldern wartet eine alte Geschichte von Liebe und verlorenen Träumen auf Ellen – die ihr zeigen wird, dass man manchmal all seine Pläne über den Haufen werfen muss, um das wahre Glück zu finden ...
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Henry V

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141943580

Category: Drama

Page: 336

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Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The plot follows the young prince (a reckless and undisciplined character in Henry IV) as he matures into a man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.
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Henry Cowell

A Man Made of Music

Author: Joel Sachs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939187

Category: Music

Page: 624

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Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles. But as Sachs shows, Cowell's legacy extends far beyond his music. He worked tirelessly to create organizations such as the highly influential New Music Quarterly, New Music Recordings, and the Pan-American Association of Composers, through which great talents like Ruth Crawford Seeger and Charles Ives first became known in the US and abroad. As one of the first Western advocates for World Music, he used lectures, articles, and recordings to bring other musical cultures to myriad listeners and students including John Cage and Lou Harrison, who attributed their life work to Cowell's influence. Finally, Sachs describes the tragedy of Cowell's life, being sentenced to fifteen years in San Quentin -- of which he served four -- after pleading guilty to a morals charge that even the prosecutor felt was trivial. Providing a wealth of insight into Cowell's ideas and philosophy, Joel Sachs lays out a much-needed perspective on one of the giants of twentieth-century American music.
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The Children of Henry VIII

Author: John Guy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655945

Category: History

Page: 280

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Behind the façade of politics and pageantry at the Tudor court, there was a family drama. Nothing drove Henry VIII, England's wealthiest and most powerful king, more than producing a legitimate male heir and so perpetuating his dynasty. To that end, he married six wives, became the subject of the most notorious divorce case of the sixteenth century, and broke with the pope, all in an age of international competition and warfare, social unrest and growing religious intolerance and discord. Henry fathered four living children, each by a different mother. Their interrelationships were often scarred by jealously, mutual distrust, sibling rivalry, even hatred. Possessed of quick wits and strong wills, their characters were defined partly by the educations they received, and partly by events over which they had no control. Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond, although recognized as the king's son, could never forget his illegitimacy. Edward died while still in his teens, desperately plotting to exclude his half-sisters from the throne. Mary's world was shattered by her mother's divorce and her own unhappy marriage. Elizabeth was the most successful, but also the luckiest. Even so, she lived with the knowledge that her father had ordered her mother's execution, was often in fear of her own life, and could never marry the one man she truly loved. Henry's children idolized their father, even if they differed radically over how to perpetuate his legacy. To tell their stories, John Guy returns to the archives, drawing on a vast array of contemporary records, personal letters, and first-hand accounts.
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Henry's Demons

Living with Schizophrenia, a Father and Son’s Story

Author: Patrick Cockburn,Henry Cockburn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847377114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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On a cold February day two months after his 20th birthday, Henry Cockburn waded into the Newhaven estuary outside Brighton and tried to swim across, almost drowning in the process. The trees, he said, had told him to do it. Nearly halfway around the world, in Kabul, Afghanistan, journalist Patrick Cockburn learned that Henry, his son, had been admitted to a hospital mental ward and appeared to be suffering a mental breakdown. Ten days later, Henry was officially diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Thus begins Patrick and Henry's extraordinary account of Henry's steep descent into mental illness and of Patrick's journey towards understanding the changes it has wrought. With remarkable candour, Patrick writes of the seven years since, years Henry has spent almost entirely in mental hospitals. Schizophrenics are at high risk for suicide, and Patrick and his wife live in constant fear for Henry's life. Patrick also provides a fascinating glimpse into the conflicted history of schizophrenia's diagnosis and treatment and shows how little we still know about this debilitating condition. The book also includes Henry's own account of his experiences. In these raw and eerily beautiful chapters written from the hospital, he tells of the visions and voices that urge him on and of the sense that he has discovered something magical and profound. Together, Patrick's and Henry's stories create one of the most nuanced and revealing portraits of mental illness ever written, and a stirring memoir of family, parenthood, and the courage it takes to persevere and emerge, at last, whole.
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The Last Days of Henry VIII

Conspiracy, Treason and Heresy at the Court of the Dying Tyrant

Author: Robert Hutchinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222505

Category: History

Page: 336

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After 35 years in power, Henry VIII was a bloated, hideously obese, black-humoured old man, rarely seen in public. He had striven all his life to ensure the survival of his dynasty by siring legitimate sons, yet his only male heir was eight-year-old Prince Edward. It was increasingly obvious that when Henry died, real power in England would be exercised by a regent. The prospect of that prize spurred the rival court factions into deadly conflict. Robert Hutchinson spent several years in original archival research. He advances a genuinely new theory of Henry's medical history and the cause of his death; he has unearthed some fabulous eyewitness material and papers from death warrants, confessions and even love letters between Katherine Parr and the Lord High Admiral.
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The Reign of King Henry VI

The Exercise of Royal Authority, 1422-1461

Author: Ralph Alan Griffiths

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520043725

Category: History

Page: 968

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Thierry Henry: The Biography

The Amazing Life of The Greatest Footballer on Earth

Author: Oliver Derbyshire

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784184306

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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He is the greatest striker in the game. Thierry Henry is the enigmatic multimillionaire Frenchman who has put the va-va-voom into the Premiership. Adored by fans of Arsenal and France worldwide, he has twice been voted Player and Footballer of the Year.But this living legend started his career with a pair of borrowed boots and endured a hazardous journey from Guadeloupe to France, whose national side he would join. He stayed focussed on the ball and rose through the French ranks to be spotted by Arsene Wenger.At Arsenal, the pair re-established the north Londoners as giants. A World Cup and European Championship winner, Henry has his formidable sights set on the Champions League. He is a modern-day superstar.In this revealing biography, Ollie Derbyshire speaks to Henry's family, friends and team-mates and reveals for the first time the full story of a footballer destined to be ranked alongside giants such as Pele and Maradona.
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Henry I

Author: C. Warren Hollister

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300143729

Category: History

Page: 576

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Henry I, son of William the Conqueror, ruled from 1100 to 1135, a time of fundamental change in the Anglo-Norman world. This long-awaited biography, written by one of the most distinguished medievalists of his generation, offers a major reassessment of Henry’s character and reign. Challenging the dark and dated portrait of the king as brutal, greedy, and repressive, it argues instead that Henry’s rule was based on reason and order. C. Warren Hollister points out that Henry laid the foundations for judicial and financial institutions usually attributed to his grandson, Henry II. Royal government was centralized and systematized, leading to firm, stable, and peaceful rule for his subjects in both England and Normandy. By mid-reign Henry I was the most powerful king in Western Europe, and with astute diplomacy, an intelligence network, and strategic marriages of his children (legitimate and illegitimate), he was able to undermine the various coalitions mounted against him. Henry strove throughout his reign to solidify the Anglo-Norman dynasty, and his marriage linked the Normans to the Old English line. Hollister vividly describes Henry’s life and reign, places them against the political background of the time, and provides analytical studies of the king and his magnates, the royal administration, and relations between king and church. The resulting volume is one that will be welcomed by students and general readers alike.
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Henry VIII

Famous People

Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 1921761407

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 2

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Learn about the fascinating life of Henry VIII with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. Henry VIII has gone down in history as a powerful, passionate English king. In his life, he married six times and fathered three future monarchs. But perhaps most incredibly of all, he changed religion in England forever by establishing the Church of England. Henry was born the second son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1491 ...
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Henry IV

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192834218

Category: Drama

Page: 315

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As Henry's throne is threatened by rebel forces, England is divided. The characters reflect these oppositions, with Hal and Hotspur vying for position, and Falstaff leading Hal away from his father and towards excess. During Shakespeare's lifetime Henry IV, Part I was his most reprinted play, and it remains enormously popular with theatregoers and readers. Falstaff still towers among Shakespeare's comic inventions as he did in the late 1590s. David Bevington's introduction discusses the play in both peformance and criticism from Shakespeare's time to our own, illustrating the variety of interpretations of which the text is capable. He analyses the play's richly textured language in a detailed commentary on individual words and phrasesand clearly explains its historical background.
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Henry Frye

North Carolina’s First African American Chief Justice

Author: Howard E. Covington, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476605726

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Henry E. Frye came of age just as the South was beginning a transformational change. When he graduated from college in 1953, African Americans like him could only hope that the future would be different from the past. At the close of his public career in 2001, he was chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court—the head of the state’s third branch of government. Throughout their lives, Frye and his wife, Shirley, were in the vanguard of the advances that shaped the lives of African Americans. His election to the state legislature in 1968 was the beginning of steady, determined efforts to expand opportunities for African Americans in politics, business and society at large. This book traces, along with his career, the growing participation of African Americans in the civic, political and social life of North Carolina.
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Henry Knox

Visionary General of the American Revolution

Author: Mark Puls

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230611429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Here is a compelling portrait of the Revolutionary War general whose skills as an engineer and artilleryman played a key role in all of George Washington's battles including the Siege of Boston (where his use of cannons at Dorchester Heights won back the city) and the Battle of Trenton (where he was in charge of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River). Knox became an major advocate of the U.S. Constitution and served as the nation's first Secretary of War. He was co-founder of the U.S. Navy, laid the foundations for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and negotiated treaties and set policy with Native Americans.With nail-biting battle scenes, patriotism and deep understanding of his subject, Mark Puls breathes new life into the American Revolution and firmly assigns Knox to his deserved place in history.
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Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII

Author: Maria Hayward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351569171

Category: History

Page: 488

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Henry VIII used his wardrobe, and that of his family and household, as a way of expressing his wealth and magnificence. This book encompasses the first detailed study of male and female dress worn at the court of Henry VIII (1509-47) and covers the dress of the king and his immediate family, the royal household and the broader court circle. Henry VIII's wardrobe is set in context by a study of Henry VII's clothes, court and household. ~ ~ As none of Henry VIII's clothes survive, evidence is drawn primarily from the great wardrobe accounts, wardrobe warrants, and inventories, and is interpreted using evidence from narrative sources, paintings, drawings and a small selection of contemporary garments, mainly from European collections. ~ ~ Key areas for consideration include the king's personal wardrobe, how Henry VIII's queens used their clothes to define their status, the textiles provided for the pattern of royal coronations, marriages and funerals and the role of the great wardrobe, wardrobe of the robes and laundry. In addition there is information on the cut and construction of garments, materials and colours, dr given as gifts, the function of livery and the hierarchy of dress within the royal household, and the network of craftsmen working for the court. The text is accompanied by full transcripts of James Worsley's wardrobe books of 1516 and 1521 which provide a brief glimpse of the king's clothes.
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Henry’s Glory

A Story for Discovering Lasting Significance in Your Daily Work

Author: John Elton Pletcher

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087132X

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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Ever wonder if your daily work really matters? Do you wish your career could truly connect with Christ's mission and the bigger story he's writing every day? Is it possible for you to find deeper satisfaction in your job, greater integration of your faith in your daily work, and stronger connections with co-workers, clients, and other work contacts? In Henry's Glory, Zach and Maggie face a critical crisis in both family and their careers. Old spiritual ghosts haunt Zach's psyche, based on his larger-than-life uncle's narrow view of the kind of work that truly glorifies God. Transported across their journey of discovery by a classic old pickup truck and several wise but oh-so-quirky characters, Zach and Mags embark on an intriguing quest for a real sense of calling and greater life purpose in their everyday work. Their story of discovery proves stunning, provocative, and forever perspective-changing. Join the adventure of personal discovery in this captivating story. Henry's Glory supplies a robust blend of humor, biblical/spiritual inspiration, history, romance, mystery, and thought-provoking reflection questions for personal study and group discussion.
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