You Play The Black And The Red Comes Up

Author: Richard Hallas
Publisher: Carnegie Mellon University Press
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You Play The Black And The Red Comes Up from the Author: Richard Hallas. A hard-boiled fiction novel by Richard Hallas.

The Dream Endures

Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923930
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The Dream Endures from the Author: Kevin Starr. What we now call "the good life" first appeared in California during the 1930s. Motels, home trailers, drive-ins, barbecues, beach life and surfing, sports from polo and tennis and golf to mountain climbing and skiing, "sportswear" (a word coined at the time), and sun suits were all a part of the good life--perhaps California's most distinctive influence of the 1930s. In The Dream Endures, Kevin Starr shows how the good life prospered in California--in pursuits such as film, fiction, leisure, and architecture--and helped to define American culture and society then and for years to come. Starr previously chronicled how Californians absorbed the thousand natural shocks of the Great Depression--unemployment, strikes, Communist agitation, reactionary conspiracies--in Endangered Dreams, the fourth volume of his classic history of California. In The Dream Endures, Starr reveals the other side of the picture, examining the newly important places where the good life flourished, like Los Angeles (where Hollywood lived), Palm Springs (where Hollywood vacationed), San Diego (where the Navy went), the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (where Einstein went and changed his view of the universe), and college towns like Berkeley. We read about the rich urban life of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and in newly important communities like Carmel and San Simeon, the home of William Randolph Hearst, where, each Thursday afternoon, automobiles packed with Hollywood celebrities would arrive from Southern California for the long weekend at Hearst Castle. The 1930s were the heyday of the Hollywood studios, and Starr brilliantly captures Hollywood films and the society that surrounded the studios. Starr offers an astute discussion of the European refugees who arrived in Hollywood during the period: prominent European film actors and artists and the creative refugees who were drawn to Hollywood and Southern California in these years--Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Man Ray, Bertolt Brecht, Christopher Isherwood, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, and Franz Werfel. Starr gives a fascinating account of how many of them attempted to recreate their European world in California and how others, like Samuel Goldwyn, provided stories and dreams for their adopted nation. Starr reserves his greatest attention and most memorable writing for San Francisco. For Starr, despite the city's beauty and commercial importance, San Francisco's most important achievement was the sense of well-being it conferred on its citizens. It was a city that "magically belonged to everyone." Whether discussing photographers like Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, "hard-boiled fiction" writers, or the new breed of female star--Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, and the improbable Mae West--The Dream Endures is a brilliant social and cultural history--in many ways the most far-reaching and important of Starr's California books.

The Crime Novel

Author: Tony Hilfer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477300066
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The Crime Novel from the Author: Tony Hilfer. Although rarely distinguished from the detective story, the crime novel offers readers a quite different experience. In the detective novel, a sympathetic detective figure uses reason and intuition to solve the puzzle, restore order, and reassure readers that "right" will always prevail. In the crime novel, by contrast, the "hero" is either the killer, the victim, a guilty bystander, or someone falsely accused, and the crime may never be satisfactorily solved. These and other fundamental differences are set out by Tony Hilfer in The Crime Novel, the first book that completely defines and explores this popular genre. Hilfer offers convincing evidence that the crime novel should be regarded as a genre distinct from the detective novel, whose conventions it subverts to develop conventions of its own. Hilfer provides in-depth analyses of novels by Georges Simenon, Margaret Millar, Patricia Highsmith, and Jim Thompson. He also treats such British novelists as Patrick Hamilton, Shelley Smith, and Marie Belloc Lowndes, as well as the American novelists Cornell Woolrich, John Franklin Bardin, James M. Cain, and Fredric Brown. In addition, he defines the distinctions between the American crime novel and the British, showing how their differences correspond to differences in American and British detective fiction. This well-written study will appeal to a general audience, as well as teachers and students of detective and mystery fiction. For anyone interested in the genre, it offers valuable suggestions of "what to read next."

Author: Марґарет Етвуд
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171240885
Size: 62.29 MB
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Author: Люсі Монтгомері
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457941760
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from the Author: Люсі Монтгомері. «Енн із Зелених дахів» – один з найвідоміших романів канадської письменниці Люсі Монтгомері (англ. Lucy Montgomery, 1874-1942). *** Марілла і Метью Касберт з Грінгейбла, що на острові Принца Едуарда, вирішують усиновити хлопчика з притулку. Але за непередбаченим збігом обставин до них потрапляє дівчинка Енн Ширлі. Іншими видатними творами Л. Монтгомері є «Історія дівчинки», «Золота дорога», «Енн з острова Принца Едуарда», «Енн і Будинок Мрії» і «Емілі із Молодого місяця». Люсі Монтгомері опублікувала більше ста оповідань в газетах «Кронікл» і «Луна», перш ніж повернулася до свого давнього задуму – до книги про рудоволосу дівчинку та її друзів.

Stochastic Modeling And Mathematical Statistics

Author: Francisco J. Samaniego
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466560479
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Stochastic Modeling And Mathematical Statistics from the Author: Francisco J. Samaniego. Provides a Solid Foundation for Statistical Modeling and Inference and Demonstrates Its Breadth of Applicability Stochastic Modeling and Mathematical Statistics: A Text for Statisticians and Quantitative Scientists addresses core issues in post-calculus probability and statistics in a way that is useful for statistics and mathematics majors as well as students in the quantitative sciences. The book’s conversational tone, which provides the mathematical justification behind widely used statistical methods in a reader-friendly manner, and the book’s many examples, tutorials, exercises and problems for solution, together constitute an effective resource that students can read and learn from and instructors can count on as a worthy complement to their lectures. Using classroom-tested approaches that engage students in active learning, the text offers instructors the flexibility to control the mathematical level of their course. It contains the mathematical detail that is expected in a course for "majors" but is written in a way that emphasizes the intuitive content in statistical theory and the way theoretical results are used in practice. More than 1000 exercises and problems at varying levels of difficulty and with a broad range of topical focus give instructors many options in assigning homework and provide students with many problems on which to practice and from which to learn.

Author: Дафна дю Мор'є
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171237574
Size: 38.25 MB
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from the Author: Дафна дю Мор'є.