Sex Lies Serious Money

Sex  Lies   Serious Money
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780399573965
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Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Stone Barrington takes on a client who gives him a run for his money in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature—and value—of his recent turn of fortune. From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his client is pursued from all angles...and Stone quickly learns that easy money isn’t always so easy.

Sex Lies and Serious Money

Sex  Lies  and Serious Money
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1410493253
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Release: 2016-11-02
Editor: Stone Barrington Novels
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Stone Barrington takes on a client who gives him a run for his money in the newest heart-stopping thriller from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author. Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature and value of his recent turn of fortune. From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his client is pursued from all angles . . . and Stone quickly learns that easy money isn t always so easy."

Sex Lies and Stellenbosch

Sex  Lies and Stellenbosch
Author: Eva Mazza
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1928420370
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Release: 2019-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on true events, Sex, Lies & Stellenbosch uncovers what really goes on behind closed doors in the seemingly up-standing community of Stellenbosch, one of South Africa's wealthiest small towns, where 3,400 dollar millionaires live (before they invested in Steinhoff shares). Written as fiction to protect the innocent, the book exposes the explosive dark truths of the Winelands' elite. All is revealed through the eyes of stay at home mom, 49-year-old Jen, who is the wife of John, a renowned wine farmer and businessman. Jen, like many of her privileged friends, lives a charmed life provided by her husband, in exchange for conjugal sex and obligatory wifely gratitude. When Jen stumbles upon her playboy husband in a compromising position with his sexy employee, things fall apart. Jen is forced to choose between leaving her marriage, jeopardising her standing and stability in the community or turning a blind eye to his infidelity. The book follows Jen's passage to self-discovery and self-fulfillment, while other characters' perspectives move the story forward as each is privy to (and eventually reveals) at least one ‘truth’ or ‘lie’ which Jen must face. Jen's exposition of her husband's infidelity inadvertently mirrors the underbelly of the patriarchal and often duplicitous community of the seemingly perfect Stellenbosch. Led by prominent wine farmers, international businessmen and renowned academics, business and private interests, even if ethically compromised, are staunchly guarded. The unfolding chapters irreverently explore both the emotional growth of the protagonist, Jen, as well as the moral ambiguities of the other players in the book. -- Publisher's description.

Seduction

Seduction
Author: Karina Longworth
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780062440532
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul’s obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom. In recent months, the media has reported on scores of entertainment figures who used their power and money in Hollywood to sexually harass and coerce some of the most talented women in cinema and television. But as Karina Longworth reminds us, long before the Harvey Weinsteins there was Howard Hughes—the Texas millionaire, pilot, and filmmaker whose reputation as a cinematic provocateur was matched only by that as a prolific womanizer. His supposed conquests between his first divorce in the late 1920s and his marriage to actress Jean Peters in 1957 included many of Hollywood’s most famous actresses, among them Billie Dove, Katharine Hepburn, Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner. From promoting bombshells like Jean Harlow and Jane Russell to his contentious battles with the censors, Hughes—perhaps more than any other filmmaker of his era—commoditized male desire as he objectified and sexualized women. Yet there were also numerous women pulled into Hughes’s grasp who never made it to the screen, sometimes virtually imprisoned by an increasingly paranoid and disturbed Hughes, who retained multitudes of private investigators, security personnel, and informers to make certain these actresses would not escape his clutches. Vivid, perceptive, timely, and ridiculously entertaining, The Seducer is a landmark work that examines women, sex, and male power in Hollywood during its golden age—a legacy that endures nearly a century later.

Unspeakable Things

Unspeakable Things
Author: Laurie Penny
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781408826089
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Release: 2014-07-03
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shortlisted for The Green Carnation Prize 2014 'This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.' Clear-eyed, witty and irreverent, Laurie Penny is as ruthless in her dissection of modern feminism and class politics as she is in discussing her own experiences in journalism, activism and underground culture. This is a book about poverty and prejudice, online dating and eating disorders, riots in the streets and lies on the television. The backlash is on against sexual freedom for men and women and social justice – and feminism needs to get braver. Penny speaks for a new feminism that takes no prisoners, a feminism that is about justice and equality, but also about freedom for all. It's about the freedom to be who we are, to love who we choose, to invent new gender roles, and to speak out fiercely against those who would deny us those rights. It is a book that gives the silenced a voice – a voice that speaks of unspeakable things.

My My Myra

My  My  Myra
Author: Joyce Holland
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1484131290
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Release: 2013-08-03
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Known for their flamboyant lifestyle, it was no surprise to this community when Robert and Myra Vaivada became overnight headline news. But many of their secrets continue to surface–secrets that are still shocking this quiet little resort town on Florida's Emerald Coast. What brought the couple to that crucial night? The night, when close to midnight, Myra placed a gun to Robert's head while he lay sleeping and blew his brains out. Was it money? Robert, an ex Navy Seal, had an accident years before and received close to a million dollars in a court settlement. Was it love? Although both Myra and Robert had extramarital affairs, often as participants in group encounters, Myra had become sexually obsessed with a local musician. She showered him with gifts and money. Or, did Myra do it at all? She swore that an intruder broke in, robbed them of thirty to forty-thousand dollars and murdered Robert. Bizarre stories concerning the Vaivadas abound. Stories such as Myra calling exclusive clothing stores and having them bring over a truck with clothing in her size, picking out the ones she liked and then trying them on in her driveway. Stories of Myra cruising the strip every night in a limousine, picking up men or women to feed her insatiable sexual appetite. At the time of the murder, Myra's stepfather was an Air Force General. The sordid details of the case attracted so much publicity that the firm of Simpson & Judkins was hired to defend Myra. Simpson was the prosecutor of Ted Bundy. People came from all over northwest Florida to line up for a seat at the sensational thirteen-day trial. The action in the book is seen through the point of view of Robert's twin brother, William. There is a romantic back story. We ache with William as he agonizes over Robert's unusual marriage. We cry with him as he learns of his supposed suicide. We become enraged with him as he realizes Myra may get away with murder. And, we celebrate with William when Myra is convicted and he gets to marry the girl of his dreams.

Sex Lies and Handwriting

Sex  Lies  and Handwriting
Author: Michelle Dresbold
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780743288101
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Release: 2008-07-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explains how to use handwriting analysis to interpret people's character traits, personalities, and backgrounds, and examines the handwriting of such dangerous individuals as Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, and Osama bin Laden.

Sex Lies and Headlocks

Sex  Lies  and Headlocks
Author: Shaun Assael,Mike Mooneyham
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307758132
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Release: 2010-11-03
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Current fans and recovering Hulkamaniacs alike should find [Sex, Lies, and Headlocks] as gripping as the Camel Clutch.” —Maxim Sex, Lies, and Headlocks is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing, scandals, and high-stakes gambles that have made wrestling an enduring television phenomenon. The man behind it all is Vince McMahon, a ruthless and entertaining visionary whose professional antics make some of the flamboyant characters in the ring look tame by comparison. Throughout the book, the authors trace McMahon’s rise to power and examine the appeal of the industry’s biggest stars—including Ed “Strangler” Lewis, Gorgeous George, Bruno Sammartino, Ric Flair, and, most recently, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. In doing so, they show us that while WWE stock is traded to the public on Wall Street, wrestling remains a shadowy world guided by a century-old code that stresses secrecy and loyalty. With a new afterword, this is the definitive book about the history of pro wrestling. “Reading this excellent behind-the-scenes look at wrestling promoter McMahon . . . is almost as entertaining and shocking as watching the most extreme antics of McMahon’s comic-book style creations such as Steve Austin and The Rock.” —Publishers Weekly “A quintessentially American success story of a cocky opportunist defying the odds and hitting it big . . . Sparkling cultural history from an author wise enough to let the facts and personalities speak for themselves.”—Kirkus Reviews

Family Jewels

Family Jewels
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101664278
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Stone Barrington takes on a wealthy heiress as his client, he finds himself handling a whole lot of trouble in this “this glossy, modern take on the classic detective story” (Publishers Weekly). Stone Barrington’s newest client is a poised lady of considerable wealth who’s looking for help discouraging the attentions of a tenacious gentleman. But no sooner does Stone fend off the offensive party than his client becomes involved in two lethal crimes. With suspects aplenty, Stone probes deep into his client’s life to find the truth, and he discovers that the heart of the mystery may be a stunningly beautiful vestige of a bygone era. It’s a piece with a long and storied past and untold value...the kind of relic someone might kill for. Among the upper crust nearly everyone has buried a skeleton or two, and it will take all of Stone’s investigative powers to determine whose secrets are harmless, and whose are deadly.

Sex Lies and Handlebar Tape

Sex  Lies and Handlebar Tape
Author: Paul Howard
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781845969615
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Release: 2011-04-01
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape is the astonishing biography of French cycling star Jacques Anquetil. For the first time since his death in 1987, it reveals the extraordinary truth behind the legend, the man and the cyclist. His list of 'firsts' alone makes him worthy of a place in the cycling pantheon: the first man to win the Tour de France five times; the first man to win all three grand tours - the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España; and the first man to win both the Tour and Vuelta in the same year. However, the extraordinary life of Anquetil does not stop at his achievements on a bike. He candidly admitted to using drugs, offended legions of fans by confessing that his only motivation for riding was financial and infamously indulged his enthusiasm for the high life. He also seduced and married his doctor's wife, had a child with her daughter and then sustained a ménage à trois with both wife and stepdaughter under the same roof for 12 years. When this 'family' eventually imploded, he attempted to inspire jealousy in his former lovers by having a child with his stepson's ex-wife. Containing exclusive contributions from Anquetil's family, friends, teammates and rivals, Sex, Lies and Handlebar Tape untangles myth from reality and confirms that fact is definitely stranger than fiction.

Sex Lies and Cookies

Sex  Lies  and Cookies
Author: Lisa Glasberg
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062248152
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Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One woman's misguided quest for love, sex, and as much airtime as possible . . . On The Howard Stern Show, radio personality Lisa Glasberg, aka Lisa G., is painted as a violin-playing, cookie-baking cat lady, but that's all about to change. This alleged wallflower once used her skills in the kitchen to show up at a suitor's doorstep wearing nothing but a fur coat and carrying a plate of freshly baked cookies. Now, in her unrated memoir, Lisa G. reveals all about her adventures and misadventures growing up and looking for love in all the wrong places. Her journey begins in the only place where she felt comfortable—behind the microphone. Lisa became a workaholic with a larger-than-life radio personality. But when the "on air" lights switched off, she struggled to find her true self. Through therapy and some soul-searching, she transformed from an insecure young woman who attempted to win over men with her culinary prowess into an independent adult who finally learned to love herself. Lisa's story is full of inspiration and lots of laughs. Smart, sassy, and stacked, Lisa always put her career first. While searching for the perfect job, the aspiring radio star dated her way through an urban bachelorette's predictable gallery of potential mates. In Sex, Lies, and Cookies, Lisa details her hilarious sexcapades, which include everyone from a nice Jewish doctor with a unique fetish to the classic unavailable type who wants an "open relationship." Lisa G. also shares behind-the-scenes stories from her A-list celebrity interviews, friendships, and time hanging with hip-hop royalty like P. Diddy, Will Smith, and Flavor Flav. Along the way, Lisa G. became known for having the hottest ticket in town—entry into her exclusive and legendary cookie parties. The book includes the recipes for more than twenty-five of Lisa G.'s famous desserts, like "Losing my Cherry Cookies" and "Double D-licious Oatmeal Cookies," as well as tips for hosting your own fabulous cookie party. Sex, Lies and Cookies is a tasty read that proves why the most satisfying relationship you'll ever have starts with learning to love yourself (and how a little cookie dough can help).

Sex Power Money

Sex Power Money
Author: Sara Pascoe
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780571336012
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Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

** THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER ** ** FEATURED ON BBC ARTS' BETWEEN THE COVERS ** Award-winning comedian Sara Pascoe turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans - sex, power and money. 'A genuinely hilarious explanation of the science of sex' FRANKIE BOYLE 'I've never read a book so fast and laughed so loudly while learning so much. Pascoe is a sage for our times.' DEBORAH FRANCES-WHITE, The Guilty Feminist Following her hit book Animal, Sara Pascoe decides to confront her fear of the male libido, and turns her attention to the things that really matter to humans, delving into such questions as: Why don't people care about the welfare of the people they masturbate to? and Why is there such stigma around those who work in the sex industry? when Some women still want men to buy them dinner? In this comedic and educational hopscotch over anatomy, the history of sexual representation and the sticky way all human interactions are underwritten by wealth, Pascoe explores whether we'll ever be able to escape the Conundrum of Heterosexuality. Drawing on anecdotal experience, unqualified opinion, interviews and original research, Sex Power Money is thought-provoking and riotously funny: a fresh take on the oldest discussion. 'Important, timely, poignant, mind-blowing and VERY FUNNY. Written with kindness, bravery and ridiculous attention to detail, it will make you feel cleverer without all the usual effort.' AISLING BEA **SUBSCRIBE TO THE AWARD-WINNING SEX POWER MONEY PODCAST**

Controversy

Controversy
Author: I. A. N. HALPERIN
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9798573738109
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Release: 2020-11-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Bestseller! The rollicking investigative book of the year, unveiling the world elite's most powerful secrets and sins, including Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, Prince Andrew, MBS , Howard Stern and many others. The stunning and groundbreaking six-volume book series by #1 NY Times bestselling author and award winning investigative journalist Ian Halperin. CONTROVERSY is the rollicking, scandalous, untold story behind the power, greed and corruption by the world's most powerful elite. Based on years of extensive research , undercover forays, and candid interviews, Halperin's no-holds barred investigation offers the most extensive journey ever into incredible, tumultuous and shadowy lives of the world's most famous, (alive or dead) , including The British Royal Family, The Kardashians, Bill Gates, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, The Clintons, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Prince, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Michael Jordan, Howard Stern, Jeffrey Epstein, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Pope Francis, Mick Jagger, The Church of Scientology, Vladimir Putin, The Kennedys, Oprah Winfrey, McDonald's and many more. CONTROVERSY will go down as the mother, definitive journalistic work about the abuse of power and celebrity by the world's rich and famous. In Volume I, Halperin goes for Royal blood. He reveals the real story of Prince Andrew's relationship with notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and offers never before revealed testimony from a bevy of young girls who claim they were intimate with the Royal Prince. When Halperin wrote the best selling book about the seedy side of the fashion industry, Bad&Beautiful, he interviewed Epstein, one of the only interviews the serial pedophile ever gave to a journalist. Since then Halperin has followed the Prince Andrew saga extensively. His revelations about the disgraced Prince will make world headlines. They include allegations of rape, a secret sex tape and shady financial dealings. Halperin delves further into the fractured British monarchy, unleashing never-before-revealed details about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's abrupt separation from the United Kingdom. He also offers up sizzling scandal on other public figures who profess to be royalty even though they are not true blue blood - including The King of Pop - Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, music icon Prince, basketball star King Lebron James and the self-proclaimed King Of All Media - Howard Stern. Halperin provides an unparalleled glimpse into the events and scandals that have propelled these public figures to worldwide celebrity, for better or worse. Halperin takes the story much, much further, unveiling never before revealed page turning stories of coverups, deceit, sex, drugs, illegitimate children, and abuse of power. Note: Each volume will have a different cover. Ian Halperin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author who is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities in the world on pop culture. He is an internationally acclaimed , award-winning filmmaker, having directed and produced nine films that have sold to more than 150 countries. A specialist in undercover investigations, Halperin's subjects in the past include Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Kurt Cobain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, The Kardashians, Whitney Houston, Roger Waters, Charlie Sheen, Angelina Jolie and The Church of Scientology.Praise for Ian Halperin:"A judicious presentation of explosive material" - The New Yorker"Halperin comes to the story determined to hold to the truth, no matter where it leads him." - The Times (U.K.)"A fascinating portrait...Halperin is an excellent writer." - Jackie Collins"under-the-microscope masterpiece of pop-culture reporting" - LA WeeklyImportant

Breaking News

Breaking News
Author: Paul Barry
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781742699790
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the age of 82, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his empire on to his children. But is this the end of the Murdoch dynasty? Lachlan doesn't want to succeed him. James is in disgrace. And Elisabeth is not a serious contender. His grip on the group has also been weakened by scandal. His British tabloids have been caught hacking phones and bribing officials on an industrial scale. At least twenty journalists will soon face trial for hacking and corruption and could be jailed. But Rupert thrives on crisis. He has recently split News Corp in two, doubled his fortune to US$9 billion, and is bouncing around like a man in his prime. So can he win this one last battle and keep it all in the family?

Sex Lies Spinnakers

Sex  Lies   Spinnakers
Author: Steve Van Slyke
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0982554907
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Release: 2009-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Novice sailors Vivian and Mitch Sanford are on the adventure of a lifetime with their longtime friends and experienced cruisers Jill and Henry Fullerton, sailing their two boats down the U.S. coast to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and on to the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. When Jill and Henry are murdered in Puerto Vallarta the evidence points to robbery and a pair of Mexican fishermen. While the fishermen await trial, sailboats are allowed to leave for foreign ports. Too late a missing journal convinces Mitch the fishermen are innocent. The real murderer is escaping to paradise. He and Vivian have a decision to make: are they capable of crossing the Pacific Ocean and bringing their friends' killer to justice? This sexy, action-packed sea adventure takes you on a roller coaster ride that never lets up.

Sex Lies Lingerie

Sex  Lies   Lingerie
Author: Nelle L'Amour
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9798623489678
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Release: 2020-03-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A steamy, and suspenseful series from USA Today bestselling author Nelle L'Amour. Jaime: The minute I met her I wanted to make her mine-in both the boardroom and bedroom. Gloria Long, the platinum blond goddess and CEO of the world's largest lingerie empire. It's my job to unleash the power inside her. Help Gloria discover her sexuality and bring her to new heights of carnal desire. To free her life of the secrets that hold her back. Except I'm caught in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy us both. Gloria: He's one of the most talented advertising gurus in the world. But I had no clue how devastating he'd be. Nor how he'd melt me. I wasn't used to a man who possessed my confidence, intelligence, and drive. To someone else taking control. My past inhibits me. An insidious secret that follows me like a shadow. But Jaime Zander has me begging on my knees.

Sex Lies and Cruising

Sex  Lies  and Cruising
Author: Cathryn Chapman
Pages: 282
ISBN: 0994314302
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Release: 2015-04-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Ellie's fiance cheats on her with a younger, slimmer, blonde from the office, she boots him out of her life and finds solace in a fabulous photography job aboard a Caribbean cruise ship. Twenty-four hours on board and she's already shagged her sexy Texan colleague, who happens to love her muffin-top. Unfortunately, he's leaving in a week, and his ex-girlfriend, a hot-headed Brazilian with stripper moves right out of the 90s and a talent for stealing boyfriends, is still on board and out for revenge. Ellie must work out how to deal with the loco ex, sort the lying scumbags from the good guys, and figure out how many crew members in a cabin it takes before officially becoming group sex. Who the hell knows? (It's five, actually.) It's a world completely unlike the one she left behind, but as she tries to find her place on board, Ellie discovers laughter and tears in equal measure. And in the midst of the craziness, she realises the greatest thing this lifestyle change has given her is the chance to rediscover herself."

Sex Lies and The Dirty

Sex  Lies and The Dirty
Author: Nik Richie
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9781936239665
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Release: 2013-04-19
Editor: Feral House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tucker Max, move aside. Here's Nik Richie, the million dollar man with the nastiest, most popular, and sexiest website online.

The Astronomer and the Witch

The Astronomer and the Witch
Author: Ulinka Rublack
Pages: 359
ISBN: 9780198736776
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Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was one of the most admired astronomers who ever lived and a key figure in the scientific revolution. Perhaps less well known is that in 1615, when Kepler was at the height of his career, his widowed mother Katharina was accused of witchcraft. The proceedings led to a criminal trial that lasted six years, with Kepler conducting his mother's defence. The Astronomer and the Witch pieces together the tale of this extraordinaryepisode in Kepler's life. First and foremost an intense family drama, the story brings to life the world of a small Lutheran community in the heart of Europe at a time of deep religious and political turmoil. Italso offers us a fascinating glimpse into the great astronomer's world view. While advancing rational explanations for the phenomena which his mother's accusers attributed to witchcraft, Kepler nevertheless did not call into question the existence of magic and witches. On the contrary, he clearly believed in them. And, as the story unfolds, it appears that there were moments when even Katharina's children struggled to understand what their mother had done...

Below the Belt

Below the Belt
Author: Stuart Woods
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780399574184
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Release: 2017-01-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Stone Barrington lands in hot water in this thrilling adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone’s stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who’d like to get Stone in his corner. He’s charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man’s fate, but to the fate of the nation.