Author: Albert A. Seedman
ISBN: 9781450279727
Size: 20.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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""Fascinating! Seedman recounts with vividness and detail... crimes that were page one stories...Excellent."" -The New York Times "A LIVING LEGEND" -NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly

The Chief

Author: David Nasaw
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547524722
Size: 61.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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David Nasaw's magnificent, definitive biography of William Randolph Hearst is based on newly released private and business papers and interviews. For the first time, documentation of Hearst's interactions with Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, and every American president from Grover Cleveland to Franklin Roosevelt, as well as with movie giants Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Irving Thalberg, completes the picture of this colossal American. Hearst, known to his staff as the Chief, was a man of prodigious appetites. By the 1930s, he controlled the largest publishing empire in the country, including twenty-eight newspapers, the Cosmopolitan Picture Studio, radio stations, and thirteen magazines. As the first practitioner of what is now known as synergy, Hearst used his media stronghold to achieve political power unprecedented in the industry. Americans followed his metamorphosis from populist to fierce opponent of Roosevelt and the New Deal, from citizen to congressman, and we are still fascinated today by the man characterized in the film classic CITIZEN KANE. In Nasaw's portrait, questions about Hearst's relationships are addressed, including those about his mistress in his Harvard days, who lived with him for ten years; his legal wife, Millicent, a former showgirl and the mother of his five sons; and Marion Davies, his companion until death. Recently discovered correspondence with the architect of Hearst's world-famous estate, San Simeon, is augmented by taped interviews with the people who worked there and witnessed Hearst's extravagant entertaining, shedding light on the private life of a very public man.

The Chief

Author: Monica McCarty
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345518225
Size: 44.49 MB
Format: PDF
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In order to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen, Highland warlord Tor MacLeod is forced to marry Christina Fraser, a woman determined to break down his defenses and lay siege to his heart. Original.

The Chief And I

Author: Karen Tootelian
Publisher: Brandylane Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1883911753
Size: 72.46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the summer of 2002, writer/environmentalist Karen Tootelian began caring for the eighty-nine-year-old Chief of the Mattaponi Tribe, Webster Little Eagle Custalow. What began as her personal journals evolved into a book about their deep friendship and compassion for one another. Told in Ms. Tootelian's poetic voice, this is also the story of the Mattaponi River, the battle Little Eagle began to save it from a reservoir, and about her own spiritual bond with the river.

The Chief

Author: Thomas Van Dusen
Size: 19.35 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1961

Speaking For The Chief

Author: Kwesi Yankah
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253112668
Size: 24.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"... offers readers profound insights and useful information on the power of the word in African societies... " -- Research in African Literatures "I would recommend Speaking for the Chief not only to students of West African culture, by whom it should be greatly welcomed, but also to anyone intersted in issues surrounding specific genres of discourse in relation to cultural organization." -- Journal of American Folklore "Drawing on the interdisciplinary modes of sociolinguistics, political anthropology, and the ethnography of speech, Yankah allows the reader to hear a little-known and even less studied 'voice' integral to Akan chiefly power. This book deserves the serious attention of Akan and Africanist scholars alike." -- Choice "... an unprecedented opportunity to understand West African oratory from the point of view of a native Akan speaker who is also a gifted linguist and ethnographer.... [Yankah] shows with elegance the connections between verbal strategies and the cultural organization of West African social systems." -- Alessandro Duranti "This study is clearly important in ethnographic terms... But it equally throws new light on more general aspects of verbal and political processes.... will stimulate both specialists and students far beyond the confines of its specific ethnographic setting." -- American Anthropologist "... an immensely valuable book which deserves a wide and appreciative readership." -- Journal of African History

Tamba And The Chief

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781571032454
Size: 65.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While seeking the village of Chief Kotombo, Tamba offers aid to the animals he meets along the way, and later they return his kindness, enabling him to marry the chief's daughter.