Golden Child

Golden Child
Author: Claire Adam
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525573012
Available:
Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Hogarth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE • “Golden Child is a stunning novel written with force and beauty. Though true to herself, Adam's work stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S. Naipaul.”—Jennifer Clement, author of Gun Love Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons, thirteen years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school. They are twins but nothing alike: Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for greatness. When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn't come home, Clyde is forced to go looking for him, this child who has caused him endless trouble already, and who he has never really understood. And as the hours turn to days, and Clyde begins to understand Paul’s fate, his world shatters—leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make. Like the Trinidadian landscape itself, Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling, a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal, and love. Praise for Golden Child “In fluid and uncluttered prose, Golden Child weaves an enveloping portrait of an insular social order in which the claustrophobic support of family and neighbors coexists with an omnipresent threat from the same corners.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] powerful debut . . . a devastating family portrait—and a fascinating window into Trinidadian society.”—People “[An] emotionally potent debut novel . . . with a spare, evocative style, Adam (a Trinidad native) evokes the island’s complexity during the mid-'80s, when the novel is mostly set: the tenuous relationship between Hindus like Clyde’s family and the twins’ Catholic schoolmaster, assassinations and abductions hyped by lurid media headlines, resources that attract carpetbagging oil companies but leave the country largely impoverished.”—USA Today

The Golden Child

The Golden Child
Author: Wendy James
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781510737938
Available:
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beth Mahony is a stay-at-home mother of two daughters, Lucy and Charlotte. She’s also a blogger, whose alter ego, Lizzie, paints a picture of a busy, happy life. Originally from Australia, Beth and her family have lived in New Jersey for ten years. When an opportunity to relocate to Australia arises, the Mahonys decide to return to their native country. The move comes at the perfect time: Charlotte, the youngest daughter, has been accused of being the ringleader of a clique of girls whose dangerous initiation rites leave a child in hospital. In Newcastle, Lucy and Charlotte attend a prestigious all-girls school, and Beth and her husband gradually settle into their new life. The almost immediately popular Charlotte is thrust back into the spotlight when she is blamed for bullying a classmate to the point of suicide. With Charlotte refusing to take the blame, the bullied child’s parents seeking retribution, and her husband and mother-in-law doubting Charlotte’s innocence, Beth is forced to examine her children's actions critically—at a heartbreaking cost. The Golden Child tells the story of two families’ heartbreaking realization that there are no guarantees when it comes to parenting. The novel grapples with modern-day specters of selfies, selfishness, and cyber bullying to expose the complex anxieties of the female psyche.

Golden Child

Golden Child
Author: David Henry Hwang
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781559366588
Available:
Release: 1998-11-01
Editor: Theatre Communications Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New Broadway drama by the author of the critically-acclaimed M. Butterfly.

Golden Child

Golden Child
Author: Claire Adam
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525573005
Available:
Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Hogarth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A deeply affecting debut novel set in Trinidad, following the lives of a family as they navigate impossible choices about scarcity, loyalty, and love WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE * "Golden Child is a stunning novel written with force and beauty. Though true to herself, Adam's work stands tall beside icons of her tradition like V.S. Naipaul."--Jennifer Clement, author of Gun Love Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks after the home. Their two sons, thirteen years old, wake early every morning to travel to the capital, Port of Spain, for school. They are twins but nothing alike: Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for greatness. When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn't come home, Clyde is forced to go looking for him, this child who has caused him endless trouble already, and who he has never really understood. And as the hours turn to days, and Clyde begins to understand Paul's fate, his world shatters--leaving him faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make. Like the Trinidadian landscape itself, Golden Child is both beautiful and unsettling, a resoundingly human story of aspiration, betrayal, and love. Praise for Golden Child "In fluid and uncluttered prose, Golden Child weaves an enveloping portrait of an insular social order in which the claustrophobic support of family and neighbors coexists with an omnipresent threat from the same corners."--The New York Times Book Review "[A] powerful debut . . . a devastating family portrait--and a fascinating window into Trinidadian society."--People "[An] emotionally potent debut novel . . . with a spare, evocative style, Adam (a Trinidad native) evokes the island's complexity during the mid-'80s, when the novel is mostly set: the tenuous relationship between Hindus like Clyde's family and the twins' Catholic schoolmaster, assassinations and abductions hyped by lurid media headlines, resources that attract carpetbagging oil companies but leave the country largely impoverished."--USA Today

The Golden Child

The Golden Child
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9780547524818
Available:
Release: 1999-09-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel, The Golden Child, combines a deft comedy of manners with a classic mystery set in London's most refined institution—the museum. When the glittering treasure of ancient Garamantia, the golden child, is delivered to the museum, a web of intrigue tightens around its personnel, especially the hapless museum officer Waring Smith. While prowling the halls one night, Waring is nearly strangled. Two suspicious deaths ensue, and only the cryptic hieroglyphics of the Garamantes can bring an end to the mayhem. Fitzgerald has an unerring eye for human nature, and this satirical look at the art world delivers a terrifically witty read.

The Golden Child

The Golden Child
Author: Christian Mark
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781640273252
Available:
Release: 2021-07-29
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Golden Child is the story of an all-American family whose journey through the mental health system begins in the 1950's and carries through the end of the century. After trying to failing to have a child, the McGilvery's seek out a child through a state adoption service. Fortune smiles upon them, and a beautiful, blond eighteen month old girl becomes available. The family welcomes her with open arms. When Adolescence hits, the family's world begins to crumble. The girls, Anne, starts to act out and her studies and life begin to deteriorate. There is constant friction in the household, and the parents don't know if her behavior is caused by drugs or something much deeper. Over the course of a couple of years, her behavior deteriorates to the point that the state has to step in and commit Anne to a mental health setting. Years later the family's son , now Anne's guardian, stumbles across documents that open up a Pandora's box of deceit, malpractice, and mismanagement by the state in the adoption of Anne. The McGilvery's son decides to take the situation to the next level, not knowing the ramifications of his actions. The more he learns about the mental health system, and what it hid, the more it motivates him to do something that sets off a chain reaction of events that expose the deep, dark secrets of years past.

The Golden Child

The Golden Child
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Pages: 188
ISBN: UOM:39015032315536
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Release: 1994
Editor: HarperPerennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By the author of THE GATES OF ANGELS

The Dark Knight Returns The Golden Child Deluxe Edition

The Dark Knight Returns  The Golden Child Deluxe Edition
Author: Frank Miller
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781779503923
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: DC Black Label
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The deluxe edition of Frank Miller’s return to the Dark Knight Universe! It’s been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growing threat-and they have a secret weapon. Young Jonathan Kent, “the golden child,” has a power inside of him unlike anything the world has ever seen, and it’s about to be unleashed… Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is Frank Miller’s triumphant return to the world of the Dark Knight and joining him is the superstar artist Rafael Grampá, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery. Following work in advertising and film, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling to the Dark Knight saga, resulting in a Dark Knight story like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Red Rising

Red Rising
Author: Pierce Brown
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780345539793
Available:
Release: 2014-01-28
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. “Red Rising ascends above a crowded dys­topian field.”—USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND SHELF AWARENESS “I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.” “I live for you,” I say sadly. Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.” Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he toils willingly, trusting that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so. Praise for Red Rising “[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly “Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler “Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

Dark Knight Returns The Golden Child 2019 1

Dark Knight Returns  The Golden Child  2019    1
Author: Frank Miller
Pages: 48
ISBN: PKEY:T2046300015001
Available:
Release: 2019-12-11
Editor: DC Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frank Miller returns to the Dark Knight Universe! It’s been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growing threat-and they have a secret weapon. Young Jonathan Kent, “the golden child,” has a power inside of him unlike anything the world has ever seen, and it’s about to be unleashed... Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is Frank Miller’s triumphant return to the world of the Dark Knight and joining him is the superstar artist Rafael Grampá, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery. Following work in advertising and film, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling to the Dark Knight saga, resulting in a Dark Knight story like nothing you’ve ever seen before.Frank Miller returns to the Dark Knight Universe! It’s been three years since the events of Dark Knight III: The Master Race. Lara has spent the time learning to be more human, and Carrie Kelley has been growing into her new role as Batwoman. But a terrifying evil has returned to Gotham City, and Lara and Carrie must team up to stop this growing threat-and they have a secret weapon. Young Jonathan Kent, “the golden child,” has a power inside of him unlike anything the world has ever seen, and it’s about to be unleashed... Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child is Frank Miller’s triumphant return to the world of the Dark Knight and joining him is the superstar artist Rafael Grampá, the mastermind behind the groundbreaking Mesmo Delivery. Following work in advertising and film, this incredible collaboration marks Grampá’s first comics work in six years, bringing his extraordinary detail and storytelling to the Dark Knight saga, resulting in a Dark Knight story like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Golden Son

Golden Son
Author: Pierce Brown
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780345539823
Available:
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR, BUZZFEED, AND BOOKLIST • “Gripping . . . On virtually every level, this is a sequel that hates sequels—a perfect fit for a hero who already defies the tropes. [Grade:] A”—Entertainment Weekly As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within. A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people. He must live for more. Praise for Golden Son “Stirring . . . Comparisons to The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones series are inevitable, for this tale has elements of both.”—Kirkus Reviews “Brown writes layered, flawed characters . . . but plot is his most breathtaking strength. . . . Every action seems to flow into the next.”—NPR Don’t miss any of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga: RED RISING • GOLDEN SON • MORNING STAR • IRON GOLD • DARK AGE

The Golden Son

The Golden Son
Author: Shilpi Somaya Gowda
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781443412513
Available:
Release: 2015-10-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author of the bestselling Secret Daughter, Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s The Golden Son is about a young Indian doctor who leaves his village for a residency in the US. But he grapples with the expectation that as the oldest son, he is expected to inherit the mantle of arbiter for all village disputes. And he finds himself torn between a beautiful American girl and his old childhood friend.

Santa Fe Light

Santa Fe Light
Author: Richard Leviton
Pages: 620
ISBN: 9781440139260
Available:
Release: 2009-04-24
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Santa Fe, the City Different, has deeply excited visitors for over a hundred years with its crystal blue skies, Blood of Christ Mountains, pure dry air, old adobe charm, and beautiful light. But this high-desert State capital and artists haven may also be a Land of Lighta premier landscape of multiple sacred sites and heightened spiritual charge. People love this place, they say, for its uplifting, spiritually leavening effect, for how it starts a process of transformation, healing, deep change, and self-reinvention. People revere this place as an axis of creativity, a hotbed of innovation, and a paramount center for recreating culture and spirituality\ capable of inspiring the world. Santa Fe Light explains why. An able travel guide, it takes you to 111 different locations and their Light temples in and around Santa Fe, numinous places usually only encountered in myths or dreams. And it proposes that the observed social qualities of Santa Fe, its livability, might be due to this fabulous visionary geography alluringly just beyond the veil of our ordinary perception.

Shoes Ona Wire

Shoes Ona Wire
Author: Na'Shan Clay
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781716515507
Available:
Release: 2020-10-11
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hi. My name is Na'Shan Clay. I'm a kid from a city called Indianapolis, Indiana. Many thought I was going to die or go to jail at a young age. I was only known as a gang banger or a thug, but the world didn't know the true me. I faced narcissistic abuse at a very young age. So, I was a broken kid who was neglected. I was born into a gang and I gave my loyalty to this gang, but this same gang threatened to kill me. I lost over 30 friends to gun violence. Two of my friends were killed by the gang I was born into. My family is apart of this gang. I never had a dad in my life. I went house to house to couch to couch, but I overcame because of Jesus Christ. I made it on the news and it wasn't for a crime. It was to change my neighborhood that's known as the "ghetto". The world believes we are nothing but gang bangers, but that's not true. Just take a read and give me a chance please?

Hollywood s Representations of the Sino Tibetan Conflict

Hollywood s Representations of the Sino Tibetan Conflict
Author: J. Daccache,B. Valeriano
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9781137290489
Available:
Release: 2012-12-05
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using film as a lens though which we can witness the global transformations in politics, economy, culture, and communication, this book analyzes Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet.

When a Narcissistic Parent Dies

When a Narcissistic Parent Dies
Author: Cynthia Bailey-Rug
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781387701452
Available:
Release: 2018-03-28
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Losing a parent is an incredibly painful and difficult experience under the best of circumstances. Losing a narcissistic parent is not only painful and difficult, but also filled with complicated emotions and circumstances. ""When a Narcissistic Parent Dies"" is designed to help the reader find ways to cope during this challenging time, create ways to deal with people who do not understand, as well as help the reader make difficult decisions such as whether or not to visit a dying parent or attend the funeral.

Antipatterns

Antipatterns
Author: Colin J. Neill,Philip A. Laplante,Joanna F. DeFranco
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9781439862162
Available:
Release: 2011-12-13
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Emphasizing leadership principles and practices, Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition catalogs 49 business practices that are often precursors to failure. This updated edition of a bestseller not only illustrates bad management approaches, but also covers the bad work environments and cultural traits commonly fou

The Narcissist in Your Life

The Narcissist in Your Life
Author: Julie L. Hall
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780738285788
Available:
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A highly illuminating examination of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and its insidiously traumatic impact on family members and partners. Packed with insight, compassion, and practical strategies for recovery, this is a must-read for survivors and clinicians alike. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has a profoundly dehumanizing effect on those subject to its distortions, manipulations, and rage. The Narcissist in Your Life illuminates the emotionally annihilating experience of narcissistic abuse in families and relationships, acknowledges the complex emotional and physical trauma that results, and assists survivors with compassionate, practical advice on the path of recovery. Whether you are just learning about NPD, managing a narcissistic parent or other family member, leaving a narcissistic relationship, or struggling with complex PTSD, you will find life-changing answers to these common questions: What are the different forms of NPD? Is my partner a narcissist? Why do I keep attracting narcissistic personalities? How can I help my kids? What happens in a narcissistic family? Why did my other parent go along with the abuse? Why am I alienated from my siblings? Why is it so hard to believe in myself and my future? What is complex PTSD and do I have it? What are the health problems associated with narcissistic abuse? Journalist, survivor, and NPD trauma coach Julie L. Hall provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, affirming, and accessible guide that will not only help you understand narcissistic abuse trauma, but will help you overcome trauma cycles and move forward with healing.

Just My Imagination

Just My Imagination
Author: Carrie Causey-Jackson
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781438957548
Available:
Release: 2009-06
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

My birth name is Renee Causey and my married name is Mrs. Renee Shelton. My husband Name is Kevin Shelton. We are having a wonderful life together. Both of us born and Raised in Malibu, California. Yes we are of Parents that are in the heavy money. Both of the Show Business World. But me nor my husband cared to go that way. He is a office equipment designer and I, m a interior decorator. Yes our Parents are in the Money, wealthy and we are as well financially stable. Kevin and I graduated from the Same High School. My High School first LOVE. A true girl dream relationship. The Promise Ring, onto being engage one year before we graduated from UCLA. We both Lived on campus. We are protective sexually active. We were married, of course a Grand Wedding, June 14th, 2006. A month after Mother Day. We have a townhouse Here in Malibu, California. One of the townhouse properties that my husband Kevin Is part owner of. Kevin have a older brother named Leroy Shelton and I was told he And his wife live across the water. Kevin did not tell me where across the water and I Did not ask for any additional information towards his brother where abouts. Kevin and I submitted resumes to Texas, Florida and New York and we were Blessed when a well Established Incorporation named "Hallmark Wellcare." Because of our "All That And More" family. We were both hired by only submitting our resumes, check this no Physical interviews. We are amazed. We could have had access to our own companie but instead of these levels of Malibu, California business world, we have decided to step into Tampa, Florida on the small business working class levels. My parents wedding presents, well one of them. A beautiful four bedroom home within Temple Terrace. The River runs within the back of our home. Oh we also was given a beautiful Yacht. It is on. Our Son Kevin Jr. born March 24th, 2008. His Lung was defected when He was born He kicked with his mom and dad for a few years tho. He passed April 1st, 2017. For real April Fools Day. But get up off of us. Now check this out. There is a shortage in our home laundry room. Because our house went throught somewhat a shabby job durning the wiring of this beautiful home. Repairman called and he made my husband Kevin aware that it would take at least two days to repair the wireing. Because he had to separate the in the utility room of the house from our living room Area. Our son had just passed, actually on April Fools Day. We put him away Properly, with our parents being present. Today is May 9th, 2017. I am still hurting From the lose of our wonderful, wonderful son Kevin Jr., but I decided to go to the Heavy security Temple Terrace laundry with Mrs. Chan. We are doing laundry.::::: I walked over to one of my dryers to check my clothes, I opened the dryer. A Bright gold light pushed my clothes out of the dryer and actually spoke to me. So read this Book and you will know all your imaginations is not imaginary. It Is as real as you are.

Penelope Fitzgerald

Penelope Fitzgerald
Author: Hugh Adlington
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780746312940
Available:
Release: 2018-07-30
Editor: Writers and Their Work
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) has been acclaimed as one of the finest British novelists of the late twentieth century. Four of her novels were shortlisted for the Booker Prize and one of them, Offshore (1979), won; her final work of historical fiction, The Blue Flower (1995), won the US National Book Critics' Circle Award. Fitzgerald's works are distinguished by their acute wit, deft handling of emotional tone and an unsentimental yet deeply felt commitment to portraying the lives of those men, women and children 'who seem to have been born defeated'. Admirers have long recognised the brilliance of Fitzgerald's writing, yet the deceptive simplicity of her style invariably leads readers to ask, 'How is it done?' This book seeks to answer that question, providing the first sustained exposition of Penelope Fitzgerald's compositional method, working both inwards from the surface of her writing and outwards from the archival evidence of Fitzgerald's own drafts and working papers.