The Residence

The Residence
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982149079
Available:
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this gripping and terrifying horror story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House, breaking the spirit of what remains of the First Family and the divided America beyond the residence’s walls. The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. But when the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the President-elect’s beloved son, Bennie, which casts Franklin’s presidency in a pall of sorrow and grief. As Franklin moves into the White House, he begins to notice that something bizarre is happening. Strange sounds coming from the walls and ceiling, creepy voices that seem to echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history. But when First Lady Jane Pierce brings in the most noted Spiritualists of the day, the Fox sisters, for a séance, the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrible comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the walls of the very mansion itself. Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—from the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

The Residence

The Residence
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780062476012
Available:
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intimate, behind-the-scenes history of the White House service staff, from the Kennedys to the present America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family. These dedicated professionals maintain the six-floor mansion’s 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, three elevators, and eight staircases, and prepare everything from hors d’oeuvres for intimate gatherings to meals served at elaborate state dinners. Over the course of the day, they gather in the lower level’s basement kitchen to share stories, trade secrets, forge lifelong friendships, and sometimes even fall in love. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from extensive interviews with scores of White House staff members—many speaking for the first time—with archival research, Kate Andersen Brower tells their story. She reveals the intimacy between the First Family and the people who serve them, as well as tension that has shaken the staff over the decades. From the housekeeper and engineer who fell in love while serving President Reagan to Jackie Kennedy’s private moment of grief with a beloved staffer after her husband’s assassination to the tumultuous days surrounding President Nixon’s resignation and President Clinton’s impeachment battle, The Residence is full of surprising and moving details that illuminate day-to-day life at the White House.

The Homecoming

The Homecoming
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781982108984
Available:
Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a riveting psychological thriller about how the people you’ve known your whole life can suddenly become strangers. What if everything you knew about the people you loved was a lie? After the death of their absentee father, Aaron and Bridge Quinlan travel to a vast rainforest property in the Pacific Northwest to hear the reading of his will. There, they meet up with their mother and troubled sister, Franny, and are shocked to discover the will’s terms: in order to claim their inheritance they must all remain at the estate for thirty days without any contact with the outside world. Despite their concerns, they agree. The Quinlans soon come to learn their family has more secrets than they ever imagined—revelations that at first inspire curiosity, then fear. Why does Bridge have faint memories of the estate? Why did their father want them to be sequestered there together? And what is out there they feel pulling them into the dark heart of the woods? The Homecoming is at once a gripping mystery, a chilling exploration of how our memories can both define and betray us, and a riveting page-turner that will have you questioning your very existence.

Artists in Residence

Artists in Residence
Author: Melissa Wyse
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781452179919
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Artists in Residence explores the homes of 17 legendary and contemporary artists. Readers can peek inside Georgia O'Keeffe's adobe courtyards, stroll through Henri Matisse's vibrant aviary, and peruse Jean-Michel Basquiat's collection of over 1,000 videotapes. A house or an apartment is not simply a place to eat and sleep for these artists; they transform quotidian spaces into dynamic reflections of their individual artistic preoccupations. • Offers a fascinating and inspiring blend of art history, interior design, and travel • Invites readers to peer behind the closed doors of top artists from around the world • Richly illustrated throughout Through vivid text and image, Artists in Residence explores how each artist's living space relates to their individual and distinct artist practice. Readers gain a deeper appreciation of their favorite artists' work, and perhaps discover a new favorite visual along the way. • This petite jacketed hardcover book makes a wonderful gift for artists and art fans everywhere.

Heart Residence

Heart Residence
Author: Dennis Lee
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781487001513
Available:
Release: 2017-04-08
Editor: House of Anansi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is an exhilarating revelation. No other poet in Canada has the depth and range of Dennis Lee. Jazzman, jester, and metaphysician, hardball political thinker and passionate lover, he has been publishing poems for fifty years, working across the spectrum from nursery rhymes and skipping songs to uncompromising moral introspection to full-tilt love songs, plangent psalms, and ecstatic, solitary prayer. This Omnibus represents them all, and it will make your head spin. There are poets’ poets and people’s poets. And then there are those few who are neither and both: the few who become, over time, part of the warp and weft of their culture. Heart Residence collects for the first time work from all corners of this extraordinary career, from Lee’s searing early breakthroughs to his beloved children's verse to his visions of environmental apocalypse. A must-have collection from one of Canada’s literary icons.

First in Line

First in Line
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062668967
Available:
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers First Women and The Residence, an intimate, news-making look at the men who are next in line to the most powerful office in the world—the vice presidents of the modern era—from Richard Nixon to Joe Biden to Mike Pence. Vice presidents occupy a unique and important position, living partway in the spotlight and part in the wings. Of the forty-eight vice presidents who have served the United States, fourteen have become president; eight of these have risen to the Oval Office because of a president’s death or assassination, and one became president after his boss’s resignation. John Nance Garner, FDR’s first vice president, famously said the vice presidency is "not worth a bucket of warm piss" (later cleaned up to "warm spit"). But things have changed dramatically in recent years. In interviews with more than two hundred people, including former vice presidents, their family members, and insiders and confidants of every president since Jimmy Carter, Kate Andersen Brower pulls back the curtain and reveals the sometimes cold, sometimes close, and always complicated relationship between our modern presidents and their vice presidents. Brower took us inside the lives of the White House staff and gave us an intimate look at the modern First Ladies; now, in her signature style, she introduces us to the second most powerful men in the world, exploring the lives and roles of thirteen modern vice presidents—eight Republicans and five Democrats. And she shares surprising revelations about the relationship between former Vice President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama and how Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump interact behind closed doors. From rivals to coworkers, there is a very tangible sense of admiration mixed with jealousy and resentment in nearly all these relationships between the number two and his boss, even the best ones, Brower reveals. Vice presidents owe their position to the president, a connection that affects not only how they are perceived but also their possible future as a presidential candidate—which is tied, for better or worse, to the president they serve. George H. W. Bush and Ronald Reagan had a famously prickly relationship during the 1980 primary, yet Bush would not have been elected president in 1988 without Reagan’s high approval rating. Al Gore’s 2000 loss, meanwhile, could be attributed to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and Bill Clinton’s impeachment. Current Vice President Mike Pence is walking a high-stakes political tightrope as he tries to reassure anxious Republicans while staying on his boss’s good side. This rich dynamic between the president and the vice president has never been fully explored or understood. Compelling and deeply reported, grounded in history and politics, and full of previously untold and incredibly personal stories, First In Line pierces the veil of secrecy enveloping this historic political office to offer us a candid portrait of what it’s truly like to be a heartbeat away.

The Residence

The Residence
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781982149055
Available:
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Skybound Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In this gripping and terrifying horror story based on true events, the President’s late son haunts the White House, breaking the spirit of what remains of the First Family and the divided America beyond the residence’s walls. The year is 1853. President-elect Franklin Pierce is traveling with his family to Washington, DC, when tragedy strikes. In an instant, their train runs off the rails, violently flinging passengers about the cabin. But when the great iron machine finally comes to rest, the only casualty is the President-elect’s beloved son, Bennie, which casts Franklin’s presidency in a pall of sorrow and grief. As Franklin moves into the White House, he begins to notice that something bizarre is happening. Strange sounds coming from the walls and ceiling, creepy voices that seem to echo out of time itself, and visions of spirits crushed under the weight of American history. But when First Lady Jane Pierce brings in the most noted Spiritualists of the day, the Fox sisters, for a séance, the barrier between this world and the next is torn asunder. Something horrible comes through and takes up residence alongside Franklin and Jane in the walls of the very mansion itself. Only by overcoming their grief and confronting their darkest secrets can Jane and Franklin hope to rid themselves—and America—from the entity that seeks to make the White House its permanent home.

Corporate Residence and International Taxation

Corporate Residence and International Taxation
Author: Robert Couzin
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789076078489
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Release: 2002
Editor: IBFD
Language: en

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Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838 1839

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838 1839
Author: Fanny Kemble
Pages: 434
ISBN: CHI:13245484
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Release: 1863
Editor: London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green
Language: en

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Refugee Law and Durability of Protection

Refugee Law and Durability of Protection
Author: Maria O’Sullivan
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781351399173
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Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines the link between refugee protection, duration of risk and residency rights. It focuses on two main issues of importance to current state practice: the use of temporary forms of refugee status and residency and the legal criteria for cessation of refugee status under Article 1C(5) of the 1951 Refugee Convention. In analysing this issue, this book canvasses debates which are pertinent to many other contentious areas of refugee law, including the relationship between the refugee definition and complementary protection, application of the Refugee Convention in situations of armed conflict, and the role of non-state bodies as actors of protection. It also illustrates some of the central problems with the way in which the 1951 Refugee Convention is implemented domestically in key asylum host states. The arguments put forward in this book have particular significance for the return of asylum seekers and refugees to situations of ongoing conflict and post-conflict situations and is therefore highly pertinent to the future development of international refugee law.

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal
Author: Robert Southey
Pages: 483
ISBN: BL:A0020784142
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Release: 1799
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Exploring the White House Inside America s Most Famous Home

Exploring the White House  Inside America s Most Famous Home
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062906434
Available:
Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kate Andersen Brower shares a special inside look into the most famous home in America—and the lives of hardworking staff members and first ladies who’ve maintained it. Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Sure, the president of the United States works and resides there, but do you know who helps keep this historic house running? It’s no simple task, especially when there are important state events and foreign dignitaries—in addition to presidential pups, mischievous children, and even a couple of ghosts. And its Residence workers and first ladies make sure everything is in check and running smoothly. Featuring fascinating photos, fun facts, and memorable quotes from the residents and first ladies of the White House, Exploring the White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home is the perfect read for any curious kid!

The Demonologist

The Demonologist
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781451697414
Available:
Release: 2013-03-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Professor David Ullman is an expert in demonic literature who sees his area of study as one of the imagination, until he accepts a mysterious invitation to Venice and sees his daughter threatened by a demonic entity.

Auschwitz

Auschwitz
Author: Adam Bujak,Teresa Świebocka,Henryk Świebocki
Pages: 127
ISBN: UOM:39015060326793
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Only Child

The Only Child
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476755397
Available:
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Andrew Pyper returns with a thrilling new novel about one woman’s search for a mad killer, and the unsettling relationship that binds them. What if you learned your father wasn’t who you thought he was? What if you learned you carried secrets deep within your blood? Dr. Lily Dominick has seen her fair share of bizarre cases as a forensic psychiatrist working with some of New York’s most dangerous psychotic criminals. But nothing can prepare Lily for her newest patient. Client 46874-A is nameless, and insists that he is not human. He tells Lily that he was not born, but created over two hundred years ago, and that he wants Lily to know what he is. As she listens to this man describe the twisted crime he’s committed, she can’t shake the feeling that he’s come for her—especially once he reveals that he knew her mother. Lily Dominick was only six years old when her mother was violently murdered while Lily sat unscathed in the next room of their cabin. Investigators assumed it was a bear attack, but she has never been sure about what really happened that day. Now, this madman—this monster—may have the answers she’s been searching for. When he suddenly escapes from the hospital and kills Lily’s boss, she does the unthinkable. She sets out on a hunt for the killer, not to return him to the authorities, but to unlock the mysteries he holds to her past. The Only Child is a riveting thriller that asks dangerous questions about family ties that are bred and born in the blood.

Bouquet Residence Lady of the House Speaking

Bouquet Residence  Lady of the House Speaking
Author: Lady Penelope Fairweather
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1984162640
Available:
Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Bouquet Residence, Lady of the House Speaking..." Those words, spoken in the dulcet tones of one Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced BOO-KAY), are forever indelibly etched into the minds of millions of devoted fans of the smash hit Britcom Keeping Up Appearances. The ultimate class comedy, Keeping Up Appearances featured the tour de force performance of Dame Patricia Routledge as social-climber Hyacinth, a middle-class housewife who was forever trying to impress anyone and everyone with her infamous candlelight suppers and hobnobbing with the elite. Obstructing her climb up the social ladder are her put-upon yet dutiful husband Richard, her romantically-repressed sister Daisy, Daisy's bone-idle husband Onslow, man-hungry sister Rose, emotionally unstable sister Violet and senile, wandering Daddy. Adding to this cast of unforgettable characters are jittery neighbour Elizabeth, Elizabeth's divorced, musically-gifted brother Emmet, and an unfortunate young vicar and his extremely jealous wife, along with assorted postal carriers and delivery personnel, all of whom suffer as being part of Hyacinth's considerably broad orbit. Keeping Up Appearances has gone on to become a beloved classic comedy series, seen in over 60 countries around the world and with a loyal international following, particularly in the United States. So, put on the kettle and have a cup of Earl Grey tea and some biscuits, it is time to take a trip back to Hyacinth's World with this hilarious trivia book...

The Umbrella Conspiracy

The Umbrella Conspiracy
Author: S. D. Perry
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780671024390
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Release: 1998
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a remote mountain community is suddenly beset by a rash of grisly murders, the Special Tactics and Rescue Squad--a paramilitary unit--is dispatched to investigate

Considerations on the Statutes 21 and 28 Hen VIII Concerning the Residence of the Clergy

Considerations on the Statutes 21  and 28  Hen  VIII  Concerning the Residence of the Clergy
Author: Sir Michael Foster
Pages: 32
ISBN: OXFORD:N11705156
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Release: 1759
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee

Journal of a Residence in Ashantee
Author: Joseph Dupuis
Pages: 264
ISBN: GENT:900000220725
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Release: 1824
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Damned

The Damned
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476755151
Available:
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist, called “smart, thrilling, utterly unnerving” by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, comes a spine-tingling supernatural thriller. Danny Orchard died on his sixteenth birthday—and so did his twin sister, Ashleigh—but Danny came back. He wrote a bestselling memoir about his experience of Heaven called The After, but despite his fame and fortune he’s never been able to enjoy his second chance at life. His sister won’t let him. Charming, magnetic, and manipulative in life, Ash appeared perfect to outsiders but privately terrorized her family, and that didn’t stop her from continuing to terrorize them after her death. She has haunted Danny for twenty years and now, just when he’s met the love of his life and has a chance at a real family, Ash is more determined than ever to keep her brother all to herself. Danny has been to Heaven. In order to silence his sister once and for all, he’ll have to meet her in a different realm. Which means, he has to die one more time before he can go on living.