books about: follies
Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet
Three Rivers Press
This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, the best-known man you’ve never heard of, is an eyewitness history of the heart of the last century—enlivened with personal glimpses of luminaries from William Faulkner and Martha Graham to Judy Garland and Leontyne Price—and a pitch-perfect addition to the Southern literary tradition that has critics cheering. In his 76 years, Eugene Walter ate of “the ripened heart of life,” to quote a ...
The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly
Alan Briskin Tom Callanan
An inspired and practical approach to developing the innate power of groups to make wise, compassionate, and creative decisions Based on nine years of research involving scores of participants Includes real-life examples and specific practices to help readers understand and cultivate collective wisdom and avoid collective folly If we are to disentangle the extraordinary challenges that we face today in organizations, communities, and nations we ...
Broadway: The American Musical
Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon
Along with jazz and abstract expressionism, the Broadway musical is one of the few uniquely American art forms. A companion to the six-part PBS documentary series, BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is the first comprehensive history of the musical, from its roots at the turn of the 20th century through the smashing successes of the new millennium. The compelling, in-depth text is lavishly illustrated with a treasure trove of photographs, ...
Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, ...
After his acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat , giving us another remarkable glimpse into the brilliant mind of this living legend, and his life’s work. Picking up where he left off in Finishing the Hat, Sondheim gives us all the lyrics, along with excluded songs and early ...
"Chris Landrum is about to have it all-an extended vacation, a second home at the beach, and early retirement in his fifties. There's only one glitch: murder is part of the package on the small South Carolina barrier island of Folly Beach, where eccentric residents live bohemian lifestyles in the shadow of historic Charleston. Soon after settling in Folly Beach, Chris is befriended by an unlikely cadre of quirky locals: a real estate agent who ...
Hey Joe: Jamaica Series (Book 1) (Volume 1)
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
HEY JOE is the first book in the Jamaica Series by Jerry Beller. It is an adventure story about an American named River Adams who moves to Jamaica, totally absorbing himself into the local culture. Most the young Jamaican males, and some not so young, refer to him as Joe, often starting the conversation with “Hey Joe”. River does not like being called Joe. He is living here and is not a tourist passing through for a couple of days and then ...
Ghosts: A Folly Beach Mystery
Chris Landrum’s idyllic life of retirement on the South Carolina barrier island of Folly Beach just got turned upside down. After more than two decades, his ex-wife, Joan, calls to wish him a merry Christmas. He can tell she wants to tell him something more, but their conversation is cut short before he learns anything. Something’s up. A second call from Joan’s best friend delivers startling news. Joan’s husband has just been killed in ...
Missing : A Folly Beach Mystery
Sixty-year-old retiree Chris Landrum has simple needs: stay healthy, avoid sunburns, and steer clear of vacationers on the small South Carolina island where he hopes to live out his remaining years. But when local teenager Samuel Perkins pulls Chris aside and tells him he just witnessed the kidnapping of a beauty queen right off Folly Beach, Chris wonders if his hopes for a peaceful retirement have just disappeared with the sunset. While Chris ...
The Edge: A Folly Beach Mystery
AFTER A MURDER VICTIM IS DISCOVERED ON FOLLY BEACH, A RETIREE AND HIS MISFIT FRIENDS MUST FIND THE KILLER —BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. After Chris Landrum survives the first hurricane to hit Folly Beach, South Carolina, during this century, he breathes what he is about to discover to be an overly optimistic sigh of relief. When the body of his acquaintance Lester Patterson is discovered— with an arrow plunged straight through his ...
The Fossegrimen Folly (Camp Lac Igam)
Michael Almich, 2012
Shy didn't want to go to summer camp. Beyond the cabins in the trees and the new friendships, he discovers that Camp Lac Igam is different. Adventures and mythical creatures abound. This first installment of the Camp Lac Igam series is a rollicking adventure at summer camp that forces young Shy to learn to deal with bullies, believe in himself, and be courageous for his friends. When he discovers his special ability to see through fairy ...
Fearless Puppy on American Road (The Temple Dog Soldier)
Doug "Ten" Rose, 2010
Fearlessness begins when Doug Rose at age 15 hitchhikes away from a drug-dealing adolescence in Brooklyn onto the American road. True tales from his 35-plus years on the road, encountering heavenly Hells Angels, oxygen orgasms, transcendent Buddhist wisdom, lesbian musicians playing a rock concert for the deaf, martial artists battling Neo-Nazis, a modern-day Robin Hood, and other unforgettable events.
Little Grey Men
Oxford University Press
Washout: A Folly Beach Mystery
A routine trip to the local hardware store propels Chris Landrum into a world of revenge, hate, and murder—hardly the peaceful outcome he had planned for his retirement on the small island of Folly Beach, South Carolina. Chris learned during his first year of retirement that friendships are more important than surf, sand, and the beauty of Charleston and South Carolina’s Low Country. When his friend, Larry, a retired ...
Debt and Delusion: Central Bank Follies That Threaten Economic Disaster
Penguin Books Ltd
There is an unexploded bomb in the global financial system, threatening to bring the greatest disruption to the lives of people since the Depression on the 1930s. This potential explosion has been created by dereliction of duty by the world's largest central banks, which have helped to create an unsustainable illusion of personal wealth and national prosperity, exposing the public to uninsurable risks in the process. This volume looks at how ...
Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform
Bradley A. Smith
Princeton University Press
At a time when campaign finance reform is widely viewed as synonymous with cleaning up Washington and promoting political equality, Bradley Smith, a nationally recognized expert on campaign finance reform, argues that all restriction on campaign giving should be eliminated. In Unfree Speech , he presents a bold, convincing argument for the repeal of laws that regulate political spending and contributions, contending that they violate the right ...
Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World
Paul S. Collins
The historical record crowns success. Those enshrined in its annals are men and women whose ideas, accomplishments, or personalities have dominated, endured, and most important of all, found champions. John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage , Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists , and Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets are classic celebrations of the greatest, the brightest, the eternally constellated. Paul Collins' Banvard's Folly is a ...
Four Winds Books, 2011
FROM FOLLY is the amazing true story of a 21-year-old college student's survival in the ocean following a failed suicide attempt. Matthew's plan was to swim out as far as he could into the Atlantic Ocean so that even if he wanted to turn back at the last minute, it would be too late. Yet when the time came to drown himself, he recognized something that would change him forever. At the brink of death, he finally saw the value of life.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Ever since her mother died and her father lost his shoemaking skills, Fortunata has survived by telling fake fortunes. But when she’s tricked into telling a grand fortune for a prince, she is faced with the impossible task of fulfilling her wild prophecy—or her father will be put to death. Now Fortunata has to help Prince Leonato secure a magic sword, vanquish a wicked witch, discover a long-lost golden shoe, and rescue the princess who ...
Complete Works of Joseph Conrad US (Illustrated)
Delphi Classics, 2012
Including: * illustrated with many images relating to Conrad's life and works * ALL 19 novels, annotated with concise introductions * even the rare unfinished novel SUSPENSE, not available anywhere else as a digital book * ALL 28 short stories, collected and professionally formatted * ALL of the memoirs and literary criticism * UPDATED with improved formatting, introductions and contents tables There is also a front no-nonsense contents table, ...
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