Pike St.

A Play

Author: Nilaja Sun

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810136260

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Pike St., Nilaja Sun's highly praised sixth play, vividly brings to life a family on New York's Lower East Side. As a storm approaches, Evelyn is trying to assure the safety of her teenage daughter, Candi, whose unidentified illness has immobilized her. Caring for Candi has forced Evelyn to quit her job as a subway conductor; still, she helps support both her philandering father and her brother, who has returned to New York from Afghanistan and suffers from PTSD. Just behind the grace and humor with which Evelyn manages to hold together her own life and those of the people who depend on her is the constant threat of both natural and man-made disasters.
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The Harlot's Press

Author: Helen Pike

Publisher: Short Books

ISBN: 1907595759

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"And what was I, a mere printer, doing sweeping up my silk skirts on Jermyn-street, you might ask? Well, if you know anything about our city, I'm sure you can guess..." London, 1820: George IV is to be crowned King at last. But will his estranged wife Caroline be allowed to join him as Queen? The city is in turmoil, as her radical supporters rally to her cause and threaten to overturn the government. Into this tumultuous world is thrown Nell Wingfield, a gutsy seventeen-year-old printer of political pamphlets. Nell has recently returned home after a six-month absence that she would rather not explain. After her mother's death, she was duped into working at one of the 'Houses of the Quality', the brothels on St James's, turning tricks with men at the heart of the English establishment. When one of them - a key protagonist in the plot to keep Caroline from the throne - was found dead in his bed, it was time for Nell to leave. But, back on Cheapside, she finds that the family print shop, far from providing a sanctuary, has become a hotbed of dangerous radical activity. Nell's troubles, it seems, have only just begun... The Harlot's Press is a gripping historical drama, in which St James's and Cheapside, royalty and the rabble become thrillingly entangled as Nell fights for survival.
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Waiting for Lefty & Other Plays

Author: Clifford Odets

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132208

Category: Drama

Page: 418

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Six plays deal with unions, an anti-Nazi group, work, loneliness, the depression, and the American obsession with success
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Power Play

A Jake Ross Political Thriller

Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429924187

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Dr. Jake Ross, a university astronomer, wants nothing more than to teach a few classes each semester and continue on his research. However, he is being aggressively recruited to be the science advisor to Frank Tomlinson, an ambitious politician with his eye on the US Senate. Tomlinson is in need of an edge that will allow him to defeat his opponent at the polls, and Dr. Ross can contribute just that: MHD. MHD, or magnetohydrodynamics, is a new innovation that will allow electricity to be generated efficiently and cheaply. The senate is essentially guaranteed if Tomlinson can deliver unlimited energy to voters at less than half the price of nuclear power. But MHD is still in its infancy, and although the outlook is extremely promising there are great—and deadly—risks. The incumbent senator will not give up his seat without a fight, and as Dr. Ross discovers, the world of politics carries its own dangers. Nothing has prepared Dr. Ross for the extreme tactics that desperate and powerful people are willing to use. Power Play is a timely thrill-ride by Ben Bova, one of science fiction's most respected novelists. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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A Companion to T. S. Eliot

Author: David E. Chinitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356046

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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Reflecting the surge of critical interest in Eliot renewed in recent years, A Companion to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by examining the full body of his works and career. Leading scholars in the field provide a fresh and fully comprehensive collection of contextual and critical essays on his life and achievement. It compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment available of Eliot's work and career It explores the powerful forces that shaped Eliot as a writer and thinker, analyzing his body of work and assessing his oeuvre in a variety of contexts: historical, cultural, social, and philosophical It charts the surge in critical interest in T.S. Eliot since the early 1990s It provides an illuminating insight into a poet, writer, and critic who continues to define the literary landscape of the last century
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The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike, 1806-1807

Author: Stephen Harding Hart,Archer Butler Hulbert,Mark L. Gardner

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826333902

Category: History

Page: 280

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In 1806, U.S. Army General James Wilkinson assigned Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike to explore the headwaters of the Arkansas and Red rivers. From St. Louis, the lieutenant's modest party traveled across the Great Plains to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Throughout the journey, Pike maintained a journal, describing terrain, Indians, hardships, and the group's daily activities. In present-day southern Colorado's San Luis Valley, Pike and his men were captured by the Spanish and taken to Santa Fe, where many of his papers were confiscated by Spanish authorities, not to be uncovered until the early twentieth century. Pike was taken south by the Spanish to Chihuahua, Mexico. Along the route, he was a keen observer of Spanish settlements, military strength, commerce, natural resources, Indian tribes, and more. Finally, the Spanish governor had Pike and his party escorted through Texas, to Natchitoches, Louisiana, where they arrived on July 1, 1807. This valuable and long-out-of-print edition of Pike's Southwestern journals is being reissued on the bicentennial of the journey. Editors Hart and Hulbert provide extensive commentary to the journals, as well as significant essays on Pike's papers and the purpose of his famed expedition.
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Ethical English

Teaching and Learning in English as Spiritual, Moral and Religious Education

Author: Mark A. Pike

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472576853

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Ethical English addresses the 'ethos' of English teaching and draws attention to its 'spirit' and fundamental character, identifying the features that English teaching must exhibit if it is to continue to sustain us morally as a liberal art and to provide the learners of increasingly plural societies with a broad ethical education. Mark A. Pike provides practical examples from the classroom, including assessment and teaching, knitting these with an ethical critique of practice, stimulating readers to engage in critical reflection concerning the teaching of English. This book not only shows readers how to teach English but also helps them to critically evaluate the ethics of the practice of English teaching.
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