The Residence

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

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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
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Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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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
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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.

The Resident

The Resident
Author: Francis Cottam
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781446457535
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Release: 2011-03-10
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. Few of them change the locks. Juliet Devereau can't believe her luck: after weeks of looking for a place to live, she's found a beautiful, spacious apartment overlooking Brooklyn Bridge. It almost seems to good to be true. It is... Over the weeks, a chilling sense of being watched stalks Juliet. Strange sounds wake her in the night, the mirror in the bathroom trembles, and doors she thought shut are open. Then the silhouette of a man standing in her living room makes her realise that she's not alone in there. But what's haunting her is far more terrifying than a malevolent spirit; it's alive, strong and obsessed. Suddenly Juliet is caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse, and there's no guarantee that she'll come out alive...

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: 337
ISBN: HARVARD:RSLFNP
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Release: 1863
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal

Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal
Author: Robert Southey
Pages: 551
ISBN: OXFORD:600024269
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Release: 1797
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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First in Line

First in Line
Author: Kate Andersen Brower
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062668967
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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.

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
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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!

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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The Only Child

The Only Child
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476755397
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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.

Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility

Corporate Tax Residence and Mobility
Author: Edoardo Traversa
Pages: 764
ISBN: 9087224516
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The concept of residence lies at the core of corporate income taxation. In domestic tax systems, the essential function of the residence concept is to subject resident corporate taxpayers to full tax liability, usually on a worldwide basis. In tax treaties, residence plays a fundamental role in the allocation of taxing powers between states. Moreover, within the European Union, it gives access to the legal protection granted to companies by internal market rules, whether contained in EU treaties (fundamental freedoms) or in tax directives. Today, however, the globalization and the digitalization of the economy are putting residence under heavy pressure. Within multinational enterprises, the geographical dislocation of the functions performed by people and entities within the multinational group makes it harder to identify a central place of decision or management in cases where this place is not the same as the place where the company was incorporated. Moreover, tax planning strategies involving location or the transfer of residence to low-tax jurisdictions have come under the spotlight of international organizations, such as the OECD and the European Union. Against this background, this book examines the notion of residence from a comparative, EU and international law perspective. It is divided into two parts. Part one comprises a general introductory report, as well as five thematic reports on key present and future issues concerning the tax residence of companies. Part two comprises the national reports of 14 EU Member States and 6 non-EU Member States (Norway, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States). Those reports contain an extensive analysis of the definition and function of corporate tax residence on the basis of a questionnaire (which is included as an appendix in this book). With contributions from renowned academics from Europe and beyond, this book offers an insightful and multifaceted perspective on a fundamental concept of domestic and international taxation.

The Demonologist

The Demonologist
Author: Andrew Pyper
Pages: 285
ISBN: 9781451697414
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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 British Ambassador s Residence in Paris

The British Ambassador s Residence in Paris
Author: Tim Knox,Francis Hammond
Pages: 176
ISBN: 208020078X
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Release: 2011
Editor: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This beautifully illustrated book celebrates the Parisian mansion that has served as the residence of successive British Ambassadors to France since 1814. The British Ambassadors Residence in Paris is one of the most splendid historic homes in the French capital and the most impressive of all British ambassadorial residences abroad. The author, Tim Knox, charts the stirring story of the house, from its origins as the home of the Ducs de Charost, to its opulent heyday under Napoleons sister, Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese, much of whose luxurious furniture and decoration survives intact. Since 1814, when Pauline sold the house to the 1st Duke of Wellington, the mansion has served as the residence of successive British Ambassadors to France, who altered the house to suit their taste and character, notably Sir Duff Cooper and his beautiful wife, Lady Diana, whose Empire-style study is still redolent of their brilliant social circle in post-war Paris. This beautiful house on the rue du Faubourg St. Honoré, furnished with masterpieces of French Empire furniture and decorative arts, English silver, and paintings by British artists, remains a splendid but hard-working setting for promoting the Franco-British relationship.

The Residence Hall Study

The Residence Hall Study
Author: Michigan State University. Provost's Ad Hoc Committee on the Residence Halls
Pages: 106
ISBN: UOM:39015010940149
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Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Desirable Residence

A Desirable Residence
Author: Madeleine Wickham
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781446423905
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Release: 2010-12-23
Editor: Random House
Language: en

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Liz and Jonathan are in trouble. They can't sell their old house.Here they are, stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts and a miserable adolescent daughter who hadn't wanted to move anyway. Then it seems Marcus Witherstone will solve all their problems. He knows the perfect tenants from London who will rent their old house - glamorous PR girl Ginny and almost-famous Piers. Everything is going to be OK. Or is it? As Marcus starts to become involved with Liz, while her teenage daughter develops a passion for the lodgers, it seems that some deceptions are too close to home... Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella: "I almost cried with laughter" Daily Mail "Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page" Jenny Colgan "Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it" Jojo Moyes "A superb tale. Five stars!" Heat

The Residence and the YWCA

The Residence and the YWCA
Author: Young Women's Christian Associations. U.S. National Board
Pages: 91
ISBN: MINN:31951P009692843
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Release: 1954
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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

California for Health Pleasure and Residence

California for Health  Pleasure  and Residence
Author: Charles Nordhoff
Pages: 255
ISBN: PRNC:32101067880060
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Release: 1872
Editor: New York, Harper & brothers
Language: en

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