Kane and Abel/Sons of Fortune

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429993723

Category: Fiction

Page: 1104

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Kane and Able: William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant. Two men, born on the same day, on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in their ruthless struggle to build a fortune. An unputdownable story, spanning sixty years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save—and finally destroy—each other. Sons of Fortune: #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time... In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons... Twins seperated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make--in love and career, through tragedy and triumph--their lives mirror one another...until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed...and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.

Kain und Abel

Kain und Abel 1 - Roman

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641207762

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Nach russischer Kriegsgefangenschaft gelangt Abel Rosnovski, unehelicher Sohn eines polnischen Adligen, mit einem Auswandererschiff nach Amerika. Dort arbeitet er sich zum Hotelmanager hoch. Sein Schicksal kreuzt sich dramatisch mit dem von William Lowell Kane, Erbe eines gigantischen Vermögens, der zum Bankpräsidenten werden soll. Abel hatte ihn einst bewundert - doch dann nimmt, zurzeit der großen Wirtschaftskrise, ein lebenslänglicher Hass seinen Anfang. »Kain und Abel war der große Durchbruch in meiner Karriere als Schriftsteller. Bis heute ist es vielleicht das beliebteste meiner Bücher, überall auf der Welt. Aus diesem Grund ich mich entschlossen, meinen Roman ›Kain und Abel‹ (der 1979 zum ersten Mal erschien) noch einmal zu überarbeiten und so zu gestalten, wie er in meiner Vision schon immer hätte sein sollen. Ich hoffe, meine alten und zukünftigen Leser freuen sich darauf, William Lowell Kane und Abel Rosnovski wieder (oder auch zum ersten Mal) zu begegnen.« Jeffrey Archer

The Prodigal Daughter

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524712

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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From the superb Jeffrey Archer, The Prodigal Daughter is the magnificent story of love and politics. It is the enthralling sequel to the global phenomenon Kane and Abel, described by The Times as a 'classic novel of modern literature'. Hers was the ultimate ambition . . . The titanic battle between two men obsessed with destroying each other follows on to the next generation. Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all of her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all . . .

Kane & Abel

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: HarperTorch

ISBN: 9780061007125

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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On April 15, 1906, two baby boys entered the world. One was born to a life of prosperity and ease, the other to a world of hardship and struggle. On different sides of the globe, they grew up -- one shaped by a luxurious upbringing, fine schools, and a history he read; the other well tempered by war, slavery, and the history he was part of. William Lowell Kane, scion of a Boston banking family, and Abel Rosnovski, penniless Polish immigrant -- one is gold, the other steel. Rosnovski is Kane's ultimate adversary, while Kane Kane embodies everything that Rosnovski stands against. In their relentless battle, both men know that there can be only one victor -- and one vanquished. Across three generations and around a rapidly changing world, their war rages unchecked, for the love of a dream, the loss of an empire, and the lure of a fortune.

Shall We Tell the President?

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330524755

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Shall We Tell the President is an enthralling, fast-paced thriller from the bestselling author of Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer. 6 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes to go . . . At the end of The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected President – the first woman President of the United States. At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her – the 1572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30 five people know all the details. By 9.30 four of them are dead. FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where – and how. Six days to prevent certain death of the President.

Two Trees of Destiny

Author: Louis J. Keroack

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147714952X

Category: Religion

Page: 65

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Louis K. Keroack, born and reared in Berlin, New Hampshire, in the Androscoggin Valley, attended local schools, worked as a machinist, earned his pilots license through CA P, then, in 1942, joined the Army Air Force, in which he served for four years as an electrical specialist and as a glider pilot. After the war he took hi B.S. in mechanical engineering at the University of New Hampshire, Maine, and California. Becoming interested in education and philosophy, he attended Boston State College at night, and received his M.S. in education meanwhile working at Wentworth Institute as an associate professor, teaching machine and tool design, kinematics and drafting. Illness in the family took him back to northern New Hampshire, where he taught mathematics and science in a rural school. Presently he is an associate professor in a junior college. Always sports-mindedhe had been a member of hockey, baseball, and ski teams at schoolhe numbers skiing and golf among his hobbies, which also include hunting, trapping, and the lapidary art. His travels have been extensivein this country, Canada, and Europe, and he has also visited Mexico and Bermuda.

Kane and Abel and Sons of Fortune T

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9780312366865

Category: Brothers

Page: 1104

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Two books printed in one binding. Kane & Able - and - Sons of Fortune, both by Jeffrey Archer.

Hearst Over Hollywood

Power, Passion, and Propaganda in the Movies

Author: Louis Pizzitola

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 540

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Hollywood—crossroads of filmmaking, mythmaking, and politics—was dominated by one man more than any other for most of its history. It was William Randolph Hearst who understood how to use cinema to exploit the public's desire for entertainment and to create film propaganda to further his own desire for power. From the start, Hearst saw his future and the future of Hollywood as one and the same. He pioneered and capitalized on the synergistic relationship between yellow journalism and advertising and motion pictures. He sent movie cameramen to the inauguration of William McKinley and the front lines of the Spanish-American War. He played a prominent role in organizing film propaganda for both sides fighting World War I. By the 1910s, Hearst was producing his own pictures—he ran one of the first animation studios and made many popular and controversial movie serials, including The Perils of Pauline (creating both the scenario and the catchphrase title) and Patria. As a feature film producer, Hearst was responsible for some of the most talked-about movies of the 1920s and 1930s. Behind the scenes in Hollywood, Hearst had few equals—he was a much-feared power broker from the Silent Era to the Blacklisting Era. Hearst Over Hollywood draws on hundreds of previously unpublished letters and memos, FBI Freedom of Information files, and personal interviews to document the scope of Hearst's power in Hollywood. Louis Pizzitola tells the hidden story of Hearst's shaping influence on both film publicity and film censorship—getting the word out and keeping it in check—as well as the growth of the "talkies," and the studio system. He details Hearst's anti-Semitism and anti-Communism, used to retaliate for Citizen Kane and to maintain dominance in the film industry, and exposes his secret film deal with Germany on the eve of World War II. The author also presents new insights into Hearst's relationships with Marion Davies, Will Hays, Louis B. Mayer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mussolini, Hitler, and the Kennedys. Hearst Over Hollywood is a tour de force of biography, cultural study, and film history that reveals as never before the brilliance and darkness of Hearst's prophetic connection with Hollywood.

Revelation Revealed

Author: Stonie Waters

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1609764749

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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If you're looking for "WOW," this is it! Revelation Revealed interprets how the world ends - based on the Kings James version of the Bible - as if it were happening today. This powerful manuscript's images and passages are brought to life through mini episodes featuring fictional characters from the Bible, as well as non-fictional people living today. In the mode of current Hollywood blockbusters, Revelation provides in earth-shaking terms what people today crave. There is the ultimate showdown between angels and demons, and good vs. evil. Its ending will stun! The story is filled with equal doses of sci-fi, horror, and religion. You will be frightened by it, but will have to know how it ends. So hang on for the ride of your life! "Revelation Revealed by Stonie Waters is part thriller, part sci-fi novel and part morality play, in the same league as the Left Behind series. There are many apocalyptic stories out there, but few that also entertain as well as enlighten. The story was gripping from the first page to the last. Whether you are a believer, nonbeliever or skeptic about the history and fate of our world's end, this book will definitely make an impact and quite possibly change your mind. If anything, you will have been entertained. I hope to see more work from this gifted author." - Marisela Campas, Retail Book Store Manager Author Stonie Waters wrote this book during "one of the most spiritual times of my life." Publisher's Website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/RevelationRevealed.html

Trickster

An Anthropological Memoir

Author: Eileen Kane

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442693754

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A young trainee anthropologist leaves her violent Mafia-run hometown—Youngstown, Ohio—to study an "exotic" group, the Paiute Indians of Nevada. This is 1964; she'll be "the expert," and they'll be "the subjects." The Paiute elders have other ideas. They'll be "the parents." They set themselves two tasks: to help her get a good grade on her project and to send her home quickly to her new bridegroom. They dismiss her research topic and introduce her instead to their spirit creature, the outrageously mischievous rule-breaking trickster, Coyote. Why do the Paiutes love Coyote? Why do Youngstown mill workers vote for Mafia candidates for municipal office? Tricksters become key to understanding how oppressed groups function in a hostile world. For more information visit www.trickster.ie.

Behind the Lines

Creative Writing with Offenders and People at Risk

Author: Michael Crowley

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1904380786

Category: Law

Page: 258

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A book for anyone concerned about the level of literacy amongst prisoners. Behind The Lines is the product of some 15 years of working with offenders and people at risk in prison and in the community. It is based on the author's extensive experience of using creative writing to change and improve thinking and behaviour to prevent crime. It includes: Easy to read explanations of the method; Dozens of practical exercises and ideas for discussion; Advice about the different approaches; Samples of writing by offenders, inside and outside of prison; The author's views about what works to engage and encourage (often) wary participants. Behind the Lines represents a major contribution to rehabilitative work (in one sense it is the prison-writing equivalent of the highly successful Waterside Press publication, The Geese Theatre Handbook). A Key Resource For: Writers in residence; Offending behaviour group workers; Youth workers; Youth offending teams; Community workers; Psychotherapists, therapists and counsellors; Special needs workers and teachers; Anyone tackling literacy levels of risk groups... and people training or studying in these and related fields. Reviews 'A very useful resource for those working in difficult environments, with students who generally have low levels of traditional educational attainment, negative learning experiences and who, due to cultural and class barriers, are not accustomed to engaging with the arts, either in institutions or outside': Cormac Behan, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Sheffield. 'Essential reading for anyone interested in the real challenges of rehabilitation': Pat Jones, Director of the Prisoners Education Trust (2008-12). 'Shows how you can turn the lead of anger and despair in prisoners into the gold of insight and creativity': Oliver James, author. 'Shows a sceptical world that [young offenders] are capable of reflection, of understanding what led them into the acts they have committed and the effects on other people and on themselves': Alicia Stubbersfield, Poet and Koestler Award Judge. 'A wake-up call to the educational system, which allows so many young people to leave school in the parlous position that he describes, and which creative writers up and down the country are devoting so much time and effort to mitigate': David Ramsbotham. Author Michael Crowley is a youth justice worker and writer. His works as a playwright include 'Beyond Omarska', 'The Man They Couldn't Hang' (published by Waterside Press 2010), and 'A Warning against Idle Gossip'. He has written for youth theatre and been writer in residence at a young offenders' institution for the last five years. He lives in West Yorkshire.

The Changes of Cain

Violence and the Lost Brother in Cain and Abel Literature

Author: Ricardo J. Quinones

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400862140

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Era by era, from the writings of the classical Christian epoch up to East of Eden and Amadeus, from Philo to Finnegans Wake, Ricardo Quinones examines the contexts of a master metaphor of our culture. This brilliant work is the first comprehensive book on the Cain and Abel story. "Ricardo Quinones takes us on a grand tour of Western civilization in his admirable book, which reveals the riches of the Cain-Abel story as it develops from its Biblical origin to Citizen Kane and Michel Tournier. This is cultural history and literary criticism of the first order, finely written, formidably but gracefully erudite, and illustrating the capacity of Judeo-Christian culture and the modernity emerging from it constantly to criticize the darker side of its own foundations and realizations."--Joseph Frank "Ricardo J. Quinones skips Biblical and Talmudic exegesis to follow Cain and Abel through later centuries, from classical times to the present. What he uncovers sheds light on important shifts of consciousness and behavior in European and American culture. . . . Quinones writes with true eloquence and conviction. . . ."--James Finn Cotter, The Hudson Review "Quinones's study of how [the] three Cains were transformed by Romanticism and Modernism into a sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but always necessary archetype of the modern world is literary and cultural analytic history at its very best."--Choice Ricardo J. Quinones is Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of English and Comparative Literatures, and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He is the author of The Renaissance Discovery of Time (Harvard), Dante Alighieri (Twayne), and Mapping Literary Modernism: Time and Development (Princeton). Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Book of Genesis

A Biography

Author: Ronald S. Hendel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069114012X

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Explores the book's impact on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and literature, and explains how Genesis will continue to shape the world.

Traum des Lebens

Roman

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641227127

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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1968: Am Hafen von Leningrad müssen der junge Alexander Karpenko und seine Mutter auf der Flucht vor dem KGB entscheiden, auf welches Schiff sie sich als blinde Passagiere schleichen. Eines fährt nach Großbritannien, eines in die USA. Der Wurf einer Münze soll das Schicksal von Alexander und Elena besiegeln ... Über eine Zeitspanne von dreißig Jahren und auf zwei Kontinenten entfaltet sich in Jeffrey Archers neuem Roman eine Geschichte von einmaliger Spannung und Dramatik - eine Geschichte, die man nicht wieder vergisst.