Harry Dickson: The Man in Grey

Author: Arnould Galopin

Publisher: Harry Dickson

ISBN: 9781612274843

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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"Let's return to Baker Street, Harry," he said. "The evidence is indisputable; the conclusion inescapable... We face FantOmas!" Southampton, England, 1910. Jack the Ripper is back -- or is he? A series of ghastly murders are reported near the estate of Lord Beltham. Young detective Harry Dickson is mentored by Sherlock Holmes to take over the most perilous case of his budding career. But neither the Great Detective nor his youthful protEgE are as yet aware that someone else is pulling the strings behind the scene: the criminal mastermind known as - FantOmas! The Man in Grey was first published in France in 1911. It is one of the first Holmesian pastiches ever crafted. Penned by the creator of Doctor Omega, it is now being adapted and retold in English for the first time by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier and features a unique crossover between three legendary figures of popular fiction.
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The Man Who Made Movies

W.K.L. Dickson

Author: Paul Spehr

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861969367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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W.K.L. Dickson was Thomas Edison's assistant in charge of the experimentation that led to the Kinetoscope and Kinetograph—the first commercially successful moving image machines. In 1891–1892, he established what we know today as the 35mm format. Dickson also designed the Black Maria film studio and facilities to develop and print film, and supervised production of more than 100 films for Edison. After leaving Edison, he became a founding member of the American Mutoscope Company, which later became the American Mutoscope & Biograph, then Biograph. In 1897, he went to England to set up the European branch of the company. Over the course of his career, Dickson made between 500 and 700 films, which are studied today by scholars of the early cinema. This well-illustrated book offers a window onto early film history from the perspective of Dickson's own oeuvre.
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Dirk Bogarde

The authorised biography

Author: John Coldstream

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780221746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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'Biographies only tend to be definitive until the next one comes along, but there's no danger of Coldstream's erudite, moving analysis ever being superseded' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. As an actor Dirk Bogarde was a Rank contract artist and matinee idol who became a giant of the intellectual cinema, working on films such as Death in Venice, The Servant and Providence. Fiercely protective of his privacy, and that of his partner of 40 years, he left England in the 1960s to live abroad, where he carved a second career for himself as a bestselling author. Although Bogarde destroyed many of his papers, John Coldstream has had unique access to his personal archives and to friends and family who knew him well. The result is a fascinating biography of a complex and intriguing personality.
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The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories

40 dark new tales by Martin Edwards, Michael Gregorio, Alex Howard, Barbara Nadel, Steve Rasnic Tem and many more

Author: Maxim Jakubowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472135857

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Maxim Jakubowski, together with Nathan Braund, edited the bestselling Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper (1999), which has reprinted several times and was reissued in 2008 in a revised and expanded edition. The book focused on the countless theories that have been put forward with regard to the identity of the notorious Victorian serial killer and offered an extensive 100-page section presenting all the known facts in the case. It included 30 essays written by the most famous, often controversial Ripperologists putting forward their own theories. It remains one of the few titles to offer a series of alternative solutions to Jack the Ripper's identity and the truth behind the Whitechapel murders. But how many new theories and identities can researchers come up with? In this wonderful collection of brand-new stories, Jakubowski has compiled an extraordinary array of explorations into the identity of Jack the Ripper - this time unabashedly fictional, unrestrained by history and the known facts. Contributors include Carol Anne Davis, Martin Edwards, Peter Guttridge, Barbara Nadel;Alvaro Zinos-Amaro and Sally Spedding. 'Jack the Ripper' has appeared in a number of novels, as the lead character in some, beginning with Marie Belloc Lowndes's The Lodger (1913), filmed by Hitchcock. Authors as diverse as Michael Dibdin, Lindsay Faye, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Fredric Brown, Ramsey Campbell and Colin Wilson have all used poetic licence to 'revive' the notorious killer. The varied stories in this fantastic new collection continue this tradition with many possible identities put forward, some already suggested by historians, others more speculative, including famous names from history and fiction. Even Sherlock Holmes is on the case!
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Tales of San Francisco

Author: Samuel Dickson

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804720977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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Seventy-two colorful stories about the men and women, the places and events that have contributed to San Francisco's flamboyant history are included in this one-volume edition of Samuel Dickson's three popular books, San Francisco Is Your Home, San Francisco Kaleidoscope, and The Streets of San Francisco.
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Mishap Marriage

Author: Helen Dickson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460327616

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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FIRST COMES DECEPTION…THEN COMES MARRIAGE When Captain Zack Fitzgerald sails into Santamaria with his rugged, dangerous appeal, for Shona McKenzie he's a ticket to freedom. And then her sister-in-law's scheming places them in a highly compromising situation. Although Zack is mesmerized by Shona, marriage would destroy his plans to obtain guardianship over his child, so he devises a plan to make sure the forced wedding stays a sham. But weeks later Shona shows up on his London doorstep, and Zack must learn to deal with a very unexpected, very defiant wife…. "A fun, entertaining read." —RT Book Reviews on Beauty in Breeches
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The Art-union

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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His Rebel Bride

Author: Helen Dickson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426807058

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'Break as many hearts as you please, Marcus, but you'll not break mine.'In the dark days of rebellion against King James, a woman is wagered on a turn of the cards.... Marcus, Lord Reresby, is the loser. Now he must marry the daughter of the man he hates. Her beauty, spirit and fortune will be some small recompense—and he has never found it difficult to tame women before.... But passionate Catherine will not be tamed. She makes no secret of her hatred or her dangerous political beliefs, and Marcus comes to realize that he has let a rebel into his house...and his heart!
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Ich habe einen Namen

Roman

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832186557

Category: Fiction

Page: 575

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Westafrika, Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die kleine Aminata lebt mit ihren Eltern in einer friedlichen Dorfgemeinschaft. Doch der Sklavenhandel blüht, auf den Plantagen der neuen Kolonien braucht man Arbeitskräfte, und die britischen Machthaber sind skrupellos. Als Aminata elf Jahre alt ist, wird ihr Dorf überfallen und sie gefangengenommen. Auf einem Frachter bringt man sie mit vielen anderen Sklaven nach Amerika, wo sie an einen Großgrundbesitzer verkauft wird. Während der Wirren des Unabhängigkeitskriegs gelingt Aminata die Flucht. Sie folgt ihrem Herzen zurück nach Afrika und von dort nach London, um für die Befreiung der Schwarzen zu kämpfen. Ihre Geschichte ist das eindrückliche Porträt einer unglaublich starken Frau, die es geschafft hat, schwierigste Bedingungen zu überleben und dabei anderen zu helfen. Es ist eine Geschichte, die man nicht wieder vergisst, voller Hoffnung und Zuversicht.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Drei Sekunden

Thriller

Author: Anders Roslund,Börge Hellström

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641231728

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Der internationale Thrillererfolg Three Seconds 2018 als große Blockbusterverfilmung im Kino! Er lebt ein Doppelleben. Das eine mit seiner Frau und den beiden kleinen Söhnen, für die er alles tun würde. Und das andere als Undercover-Agent, eingeschleust bei der polnischen Mafia. Jeden Tag riskiert er sein Leben. Doch der neue Auftrag ist sein bisher gefährlichster: Er soll die Geschäfte der Drogenmafia in einem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis an sich reißen. Der Auftrag kommt von seinen polnischen Freunden, aber auch seine schwedischen Kollegen unterstützen dieses Vorhaben. Der Mann, der zwei Namen hat, weiß, dass er jetzt allein ist, dass er in nur drei Sekunden tot sein kann, wenn seine Deckung auffliegt. Deshalb macht er einen Plan, den nur er allein kennt.
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Saving Lives

Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Author: Sandy Summers RN, MSN, MPH,Harry Jacobs Summers JD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933708X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.
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What Do I Read Next?

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction genres

Page: 715

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This volume contains descriptions of 1,245 books in nine fiction genres, including author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, setting, plot summary, and more.
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Chicago

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

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The SAR Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The Red Book of Ophthalmologists

Who's who in Ophthalmology : a Register of Specialists in Ophthalmology of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ophthalmologists

Page: N.A

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