Born in 1906, Huguette Clark grew up in her family's 121-room Beaux Arts mansion in New York and was one of the leading celebrities of her day. Her father William Andrews Clark, was a copper magnate, the second richest man in America, and not above bribing his way into the Senate. Huguette attended the coronation of King George V. And at twenty-two with a personal fortune of $50 million to her name, she married a Princeton man and childhood friend William MacDonald Gower. Two-years later the couple divorced. After a series of failed romances, Huguette began to withdraw from society--first living with her mother in a kind of Grey Gardens isolation then as a modern-day Miss Havisham, spending her days in a vast apartment overlooking Central Park, eating crackers and watching The Flintstones with only servants for company. All her money and all her real estate could not protect her in her later life from being manipulated by shady hangers-on and hospitals that were only too happy to admit (and bill) a healthy woman. But what happened to Huguette that turned a vivacious, young socialite into a recluse? And what was her life like inside that gilded, copper cage?
Make your own web-slinging Spider-Man!
The Movie Guide
Author: James Monaco
Publisher: Perigee Trade
From The Big Sleep to Babette's Feast, from Lawrence of Arabia to Drugstore Cowboy, The Movie Guide offers the inside word on 3,500 of the best motion pictures ever made. James Monaco is the president and founder of BASELINE, the world's leading supplier of information to the film and television industries. Among his previous books are The Encyclopedia of Film, American Film Now, and How to Read a Film.
A Chosen Exile
Author: Allyson Hobbs
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Countless African Americans have passed as white, leaving behind families and friends, roots and communities. It was, as Allyson Hobbs writes, a chosen exile. This history of passing explores the possibilities, challenges, and losses that racial indeterminacy presented to men and women living in a country obsessed with racial distinctions.
The Films of the Nineties
Author: Robert A. Nowlan, Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
A compilation of 3,300 English language films released from 1990 to 1999, arranged in alphabetical order by title. For each film, the authors list the year of release, production or releasing company, running time, whether it is color or black and white, director, producer, screenwriter, photographer, editor, composer, production director, art director, set director, and the leading performers with the names of their characters. The entries end with accurate synopses that are more mature than many film guides. Academy Award winners and nominees are denoted by a symbol after their name. Annotation from Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Author: Allyson James
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
Montague Vampires - Desperate and Dateless By Elizabeth Lapthorne Welcome to the Inaugural Vampiric Desperate and Dateless Ball... Vicci needs the credits the Security gig can give her for the Vampiric Desperate and Dateless Ball. Besides, it can't be hard to watch a bunch of vampires, humans and other assorted species do the dirty bump and grind and seek for that Right One. Instead, she finds herself captivated by an intriguing vampire, one who seems to make her senses flare up and startlingly enough, one whose mind she can't penetrate. Prince Vladmir had decided to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball on a whim. He never expected to meet the woman who could close his Soul's Circle. As his heat rises within him and his legendary hold on his control begins to slip, he walks closer to that fine edge of uncontrollable hunger. Montague Vampires - Heated Fantasies By Elizabeth Lapthorne Book 1 in the Montague Vampires series. Clare Rooney worked in the university library, and while her life wasn't exactly turning out how she expected, she couldn't complain either. Surrounded by books every day, and she did have her erotic fantasies to keep her warm at night. Then Clare found a tome in the library on the Ancient Civilization of the Early Vampires, and she began to understand the world was a lot larger than she believed. Not only that, but something-or someone-much better than her fantasies was about to appear. Simeon Montague was feeling itchy feet and a worry that his erotic fantasy woman held more appeal than any of the local escorts down at the pub. When Gavreel, his father, hadn't contacted Simeon or either of his brothers in over two months, he decided to check and make sure the old man hadn't landed himself in any trouble. But when Simeon came across Clare at Gavreel's shop, the awesome potential to make his heated fantasies a reality came into focus, and Simeon knew they were both about to begin the ride of a lifetime.
Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions is the only book dedicated to interventions guided by imaging technology. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, interventional endoscopy, cardiology, oncology and radiology are covered in detail. Chapters include the history and background of the procedures, patient work-up, equipment lists, detailed procedural instructions, potential complications, patient follow-up protocols, and expected outcomes. Split into body systems, the technical aspects of each procedure are presented using highly illustrated step-by-step guides. Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions is a must-have handbook for internists, surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, oncologists and criticalists, and for anyone interested in cutting-edge developments in veterinary medicine. Key features include: A highly practical step-by-step guide to image-guided procedures Relevant to a wide range of veterinary specialists. Written and edited by respected pioneers in veterinary image-guided procedures A companion website offers videos of many procedures to enhance the text
What, Me Pregnant?
Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
In What, Me Pregnant? A For Better or For Worse Collection, Elly, who is juggling a new job, the adolescent traumas of Michael and now Elizabeth, plus the usual housework woes, finds out she is pregnant!! The shock finally wears off and the family deals with the idea of another person in their household. Then one stormy night, baby April is born at home, and the Pattersons forget their worries and focus on the beautiful new baby girl, while getting used to midnight feedings and changing diapers!
In Sight of America
Author: Anna Pegler-Gordon
Publisher: Univ of California Press
In the late 19th century, photography became a central tool of U.S. immigration policy. This book explores the history of immigration through the prism of visual culture, discussing the purpose & meaning of visual images in this context.
Catch a Falling Star
Author: Allyson James
Publisher: Elloras Cave Pub Incorporated
Lea crash-lands her shot-up scout ship on Pamaar-a planet that shouldn't be there. She finds an exotic world with no technology, ruled by a gorgeous man with white-blond hair, dark eyes and a beautiful tattoo of a lion across his back. Thane is fascinated by the lady who fell from the sky, sure she's part of the prophecy that will restore his power and heal his people. His lover, the warrior Deon, is more cautious, but he likewise feels a sexual pull to Lea and her unusual green eyes. Lea finds herself quickly drawn to two men who are very much in love with each other, surprised when they assume she'll form a threesome with them. She faces a difficult choice-if she finds out what's wrong with the protective shield around Pamaar and restores it, she'll be stranded there forever. But if she escapes, she'll leave Thane and Deon, the two men she's coming to love, to certain death.
Provides brief profiles of notable Americans, as well as individuals whose careers were of regional or international significance, who died between 1977 and 1981, based on information provided by the person prior to his or her death, arranged alphabetically by surname.
The television star and wife of Gordon MacRae reveals how she overcame her tragically destructive marriage to, among other things, win a spot on the Honeymooner's and launch her own talk show.
Author: Ilona Andrews, Yasmine Galenorn, Allyson James, Jeanne C. Stein
A collection of four paranormal romance novellas includes Ilona Andrews' "Magic Dreams," in which shape-shifting tigress Dali Harimau must defeat a dark being in a battle of wits in order to save the man she secretly loves.
Cartoons offer a humorous look at family life, house hunting, adolescence, peer pressure, school, middle age, conventions, latchkey children, Christmas shopping, skiing, the flu, and dating.