Dream Town Aloysius Archer Book 3

Dream Town  Aloysius Archer Book 3
Author: David Baldacci
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-03-29
ISBN 10: 1761260340
ISBN 13: 9781761260346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Town Aloysius Archer Book 3 Book Review:

It is New Year's Eve, 1952 in Los Angeles. Private Investigator, Aloysius Archer, is dining with his friend and rising Hollywood star, Liberty Callahan, when they're approached by Eleanor Lamb, a famous screenwriter, who would like to hire him as she suspects someone is trying to kill her. A visit to Lamb's Malibu residence leaves Archer in no doubt of foul play when he's knocked unconscious entering the property, there's a dead body in the hallway and Eleanor seeming to have vanished. With the police now involved in the case, a close friend and colleague of Lamb's employs Archer to find out what's happened to Eleanor. Archer's investigation will take him from the rich and dangerous LA to the seedy and even more dangerous side of the city where cops and crooks work hand in hand. He'll cross paths with Hollywood stars, politicians and notorious criminals. He'll almost die several times, and he'll discover bodies from the Canyon to the Malibu beaches. And, with the help of Liberty and the infamous Willie Dash, he'll leave no stone unturned in trying to find out who Eleanor Lamb really was. Because 1953 Hollywood is a place where you have to survive regardless of who has to be sacrificed to get there.

Dream Town

Dream Town
Author: Henry Slesar
Publsiher: eStar Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-02-21
ISBN 10: 1612102247
ISBN 13: 9781612102245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Town Book Review:

The woman in the doorway looked so harmless. Who was to tell she had some rather startling interests?

Dream Town

Dream Town
Author: David Baldacci
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN 10: 1538719789
ISBN 13: 9781538719787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Town Book Review:

Private investigator and World War II veteran Aloysius Archer heads to Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made and shattered, and is ensnared in a lethal case in this latest thriller in #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci’s Nero Award-winning series. It’s the eve of 1953, and Aloysius Archer is in Los Angeles to ring in the New Year with an old friend, aspiring actress Liberty Callahan, when their evening is interrupted by an acquaintance of Callahan’s: Eleanor Lamb, a screenwriter in dire straits. After a series of increasingly chilling events—mysterious phone calls, the same blue car loitering outside her house, and a bloody knife left in her sink—Eleanor fears that her life is in danger, and she wants to hire Archer to look into the matter. Archer suspects that Eleanor knows more than she’s saying, but before he can officially take on her case, a dead body turns up inside of Eleanor’s home . . . and Eleanor herself disappears. Missing client or not, Archer is dead set on finding both the murderer and Eleanor. With the help of Callahan and his partner Willie Dash, he launches an investigation that will take him from mob-ridden Las Vegas to the glamorous world of Hollywood to the darkest corners of Los Angeles—a city in which beautiful faces are attached to cutthroat schemers, where the cops can be more corrupt than the criminals . . . and where the powerful people responsible for his client’s disappearance will kill without a moment’s hesitation if they catch Archer on their trail.

Boom Town

Boom Town
Author: Sam Anderson
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN 10: 0804137323
ISBN 13: 9780804137324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boom Town Book Review:

A brilliant, kaleidoscopic narrative of Oklahoma City—a great American story of civics, basketball, and destiny, from award-winning journalist Sam Anderson NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Chicago Tribune • San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • Deadspin Oklahoma City was born from chaos. It was founded in a bizarre but momentous “Land Run” in 1889, when thousands of people lined up along the borders of Oklahoma Territory and rushed in at noon to stake their claims. Since then, it has been a city torn between the wild energy that drives its outsized ambitions, and the forces of order that seek sustainable progress. Nowhere was this dynamic better realized than in the drama of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team’s 2012-13 season, when the Thunder’s brilliant general manager, Sam Presti, ignited a firestorm by trading future superstar James Harden just days before the first game. Presti’s all-in gamble on “the Process”—the patient, methodical management style that dictated the trade as the team’s best hope for long-term greatness—kicked off a pivotal year in the city’s history, one that would include pitched battles over urban planning, a series of cataclysmic tornadoes, and the frenzied hope that an NBA championship might finally deliver the glory of which the city had always dreamed. Boom Town announces the arrival of an exciting literary voice. Sam Anderson, former book critic for New York magazine and now a staff writer at the New York Times magazine, unfolds an idiosyncratic mix of American history, sports reporting, urban studies, gonzo memoir, and much more to tell the strange but compelling story of an American city whose unique mix of geography and history make it a fascinating microcosm of the democratic experiment. Filled with characters ranging from NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook; to Flaming Lips oddball frontman Wayne Coyne; to legendary Great Plains meteorologist Gary England; to Stanley Draper, Oklahoma City's would-be Robert Moses; to civil rights activist Clara Luper; to the citizens and public servants who survived the notorious 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, Boom Town offers a remarkable look at the urban tapestry woven from control and chaos, sports and civics.

One Good Deed

One Good Deed
Author: David Baldacci
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1538750554
ISBN 13: 9781538750551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Good Deed Book Review:

In this fast-paced historical thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder -- or risk returning to prison. It's 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do's and a much longer list of don'ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don't go to bars, certainly don't drink alcohol, do get a job--and don't ever associate with loose women. The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer's years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment--and a stiff drink--leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman. Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won't be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank's clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer's stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him. When a murder takes place right under Archer's nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn't use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

Smart City Emergence

Smart City Emergence
Author: Leonidas Anthopoulos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2019-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128165847
ISBN 13: 9780128165843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart City Emergence Book Review:

Smart City Emergence: Cases from around the World analyzes how smart cities are currently being conceptualized and implemented, examining the theoretical underpinnings and technologies that connect theory with tangible practice achievements. Using numerous cities from different regions around the globe, the book compares how smart cities of different sizes are evolving in different countries and continents. In addition, it examines the challenges cities face as they adopt the smart city concept, separating fact from fiction, with insights from scholars, government officials and vendors currently involved in smart city implementation. Utilizes a sound and systematic research methodology Includes a review of the latest research developments Contains, in each chapter, a brief summary of the case, an illustration of the theoretical context that lies behind the case, the case study itself, and conclusions showing learned outcomes Examines smart cities in relation to climate change, sustainability, natural disasters and community resiliency

Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition

Friday Night Lights  25th Anniversary Edition
Author: H.G. Bissinger
Publsiher: Da Capo Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN 10: 0306824221
ISBN 13: 9780306824227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friday Night Lights 25th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms.

One Man s Dream

One Man s Dream
Author: Frank White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780985631475
ISBN 13: 0985631473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Man s Dream Book Review:

Florida s Past

Florida s Past
Author: Gene Burnett
Publsiher: Pineapple Press Inc
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9781561641178
ISBN 13: 1561641170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Florida s Past Book Review:

-- Full of essays dealing with Florida's history in Gene Burnett's easygoing style -- Careful research and eclectic choice of topics make history good reading that educates and entertains -- Each volume divides Florida's people and events into Achievers and Pioneers, Villains and Characters, Heroes and Heroines, War and Peace, and Calamities and Social Turbulence -- Many essays were originally published in Florida Trend -- a bit of Florida history in each issue for over 15 years -- a tribute to Burnett's appeal -- A course in Florida history and a good read too

Animal Crossing New Leaf Strategy Guide

Animal Crossing  New Leaf   Strategy Guide
Author: GamerGuides.com
Publsiher: Gamer Guides
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN 10: 1630419249
ISBN 13: 9781630419240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Crossing New Leaf Strategy Guide Book Review:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams! Inside this guide: - How to get the most out of those vital first few days in town. - The easiest ways to stuff your coffers with loads of money. - Detailed information on every shop in Main Street. - Exact dates for every Special Event in the entire game! - Complete your encyclopaedia with every Bug and Fish in the game! - Where to find every special visitor and what they can offer you. - A full furniture list so you can find exactly what you need to build the perfect home. - Beautiful screenshots and exclusive HD 3DS tutorial videos with audio commentary! Version 1.1: - Comprehensive list of furniture, wallpapers and carpets. - Comprehensive list of clothes and accessories. - Special event pages for the snowman season and Weeding Day. - List of all the decorative public work projects and who requests them.

Joseph Weber Presents Weber s Theatre Co in Dream City

Joseph Weber Presents Weber s Theatre Co  in Dream City
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 109
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122376853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joseph Weber Presents Weber s Theatre Co in Dream City Book Review:

Fever Dream

Fever Dream
Author: Samanta Schweblin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0399184619
ISBN 13: 9780399184611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fever Dream Book Review:

“A wonderful nightmare of a book: tender and frightening, disturbing but compassionate. Fever Dream is a triumph of Schweblin’s outlandish imagination.” –Juan Gabriel Vasquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling and Reputations A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.

Dreamtowns

Dreamtowns
Author: French Equatorial Africa,G. Scott Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2021-04-14
ISBN 10: 9780578895581
ISBN 13: 0578895587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreamtowns Book Review:

Millions of Americans feel trapped in big cities. Most of the nation's jobs, after all, are concentrated in metropolitan areas. But the Covid-19 pandemic revealed that a substantial number of jobs can be done remotely. That discovery set the stage for disaffected city dwellers to follow their dreams and flee from urban grime and congestion. But where to go? G. Scott Thomas has complied an essential guide for anyone seeking to escape a big city. This book rates the quality of life in 2,084 small towns across the nation - and identifies the 209 Dreamtowns at the very top of the standings.

Aspen and the American Dream

Aspen and the American Dream
Author: Jenny Stuber
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-03-23
ISBN 10: 0520306600
ISBN 13: 9780520306608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aspen and the American Dream Book Review:

How is it possible for a town to exist where the median household income is about $73,000, but the median home price is about $4,000,000? Boring into the "impossible" math of Aspen, Colorado, Stuber explores how middle-class people have found a way to live in this supergentrified town. Interviewing a range of residents, policymakers, and officials, Stuber shows that what resolves the math equation between incomes and home values in Aspen, Colorado--the X-factor that makes middle-class life possible--is the careful orchestration of diverse class interests within local politics and the community. She explores how this is achieved through a highly regulatory and extractive land use code that provides symbolic and material value to highly affluent investors and part-year residents, as well as less-affluent locals, many of whom benefit from an array of subsidies--including an extensive affordable housing program--that redistribute economic resources in ways that make it possible for middle-class residents to live there. Stuber further examines how Latinos, who provide much of the service work in Aspen and who tend to live outside the town, fit into the social geography of one of the most unequal places in the country. Overall, Stuber argues that the Aspen's ability to balance the interests of its diverse class constituencies is not a foregone conclusion; rather, it is the result of efforts by local stakeholders--citizens, government, developers, and vacationers--to preserve the town's unique feel and value, and "keep Aspen, Aspen" in all its complex dynamics.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
Author: John Steinbeck
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1937
ISBN 10: 0359199143
ISBN 13: 9780359199143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of Mice and Men Book Review:

Tells a story about the strange relationship of two migrant workers who are able to realize their dreams of an easy life until one of them succumbs to his weakness for soft, helpless creatures and strangles a farmer's wife.

A Gambling Man

A Gambling Man
Author: David Baldacci
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN 10: 1529061814
ISBN 13: 9781529061819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Gambling Man Book Review:

Evoking the golden age of crime, and for fans of Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, comes the second book in the Aloysius Archer series, A Gambling Man from one of the world’s bestselling thriller writers, David Baldacci. A lucky roll of the dice California, 1949. Aloysius Archer is on his way to start a new job with a renowned Private Investigator in Bay Town. Feeling lucky, he stops off at a casino in Reno, where he meets an aspiring actress, Liberty Callahan. Together, they head west on a journey filled with danger and surprises – because Archer isn’t the only one with a secretive past. A risk worth taking Arriving in a town rife with corruption, Archer is tasked with finding out who is doing everything they can to disrupt the appointment of a top official. Then two seemingly unconnected people are murdered at a burlesque club. In a tight-lipped community, Archer must dig deep to reveal the connection between the victims. All bets are off As the final perilous showdown unfurls, Archer will need all of his skills to decipher the truth from the lies and finally, to prove she’s a star in the making, will Liberty have her moment in the spotlight? A Gambling Man is the second historical crime novel in David Baldacci’s Aloysius Archer series, following the Sunday Times top five bestseller One Good Deed.

Dream Teams

Dream Teams
Author: Shane Snow
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 0735217807
ISBN 13: 9780735217805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dream Teams Book Review:

Award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow reveals the counterintuitive reasons why so many partnerships and groups break down--and why some break through. The best teams are more than the sum of their parts, but why does collaboration so often fail to fulfill this promise? In Dream Teams, Snow takes us on an adventure through history, neuroscience, psychology, and business, exploring what separates groups that simply get by together from those that get better together. You'll learn: * How ragtag teams--from soccer clubs to startups to gangs of pirates--beat the odds throughout history. * Why DaimlerChrysler flopped while the Wu-Tang Clan succeeded, and the surprising factor behind most failed mergers, marriages, and partnerships. * What the Wright Brothers' daily arguments can teach us about group problem solving. * Pioneering women in law enforcement, unlikely civil rights collaborators, and underdog armies that did the incredible together. * The team players behind great social movements in history, and the science of becoming open-minded. Provocative and entertaining, Dream Teams is a landmark work that will change the way we think about people, progress, and collaboration.

Boom Towns

Boom Towns
Author: Stephen J.K. Walters
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 0804792275
ISBN 13: 9780804792271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boom Towns Book Review:

American cities, once economic and social launch pads for their residents, are all too often plagued by poverty and decay. One need only to look at the ruins of Detroit to see how far some once-great cities have fallen, or at Boston and San Francisco for evidence that such decline is reversible. In Boom Towns, Stephen J.K. Walters diagnoses the root causes of urban decline in order to prescribe remedies that will enable cities to thrive once again. Arguing that commonplace explanations for urban decay misunderstand the nature of our towns, Walters reconceives of cities as dense accumulations of capital in all of its forms—places that attract people by making their labor more productive and their leisure more pleasurable. Policymakers, therefore, must properly define and enforce property rights in order to prevent the flight of capital and the resulting demise of urban centers. Using vivid evocations of iconic towns and the people who crucially affected their destinies, Walters shows how public policy measures which aim to revitalize often do more harm than good. He then outlines a more promising set of policies to remedy the capital shortage that continues to afflict many cities and needlessly limit their residents' opportunities. With its fresh interpretation of one of the American quandaries of our day, Boom Towns offers a novel contribution to the debate about American cities and a program for their restoration.

Complete Poetical Works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox Delphi Classics

Complete Poetical Works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox  Delphi Classics
Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Publsiher: Delphi Classics
Total Pages: 4031
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1786562014
ISBN 13: 9781786562012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complete Poetical Works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox Delphi Classics Book Review:

The American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox is best remembered for her inspirational verses, as well as innovative poems tinged with eroticism that were unconventional for her time. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Wilcox’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wilcox's life and works * Concise introductions to Wilcox's life and poetry * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Rare poetry collections available in no other collection * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Wilcox's novels * Features the complete autobiographies - discover Wilcox's literary life * Includes the autobiography ‘The Worlds and I’, which was published a year before Wilcox’s death – first time in digital print * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Life and Poetry of Ella Wheeler Wilcox BRIEF INTRODUCTION: ELLA WHEELER WILCOX The Poetry Collections DROPS OF WATER SHELLS MAURINE AND OTHER POEMS POEMS OF PASSION POEMS OF PLEASURE KINGDOM OF LOVE AND OTHER RECITATIONS BEAUTIFUL LAND OF NOD THE SONG OF THE SANDWICH CUSTER, AND OTHER POEMS THREE WOMEN POEMS OF POWER AROUND THE YEAR WITH ELLA WHEELER WILCOX POEMS OF SENTIMENT POEMS OF LOVE POEMS OF REFLECTION NEW THOUGHT PASTELS THE LOVE SONNETS OF ABELARD AND HELOISE POEMS OF CHEER POEMS OF PROGRESS AND NEW THOUGHT PASTELS POEMS OF EXPERIENCE YESTERDAYS PICKED POEMS THE ENGLISHMAN AND OTHER POEMS POEMS OF OPTIMISM POEMS OF PURPOSE SONNETS OF SORROW AND TRIUMPH HELLO, BOYS! The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Novels MAL MOULÉE: A NOVEL THE ADVENTURES OF MISS VOLNEY AN AMBITIOUS MAN The Autobiographies THE HEART OF THE NEW THOUGHT A WOMAN OF THE WORLD THE WORLDS AND I Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set

Death of the Black Widow

Death of the Black Widow
Author: James Patterson,J. D. Barker
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN 10: 1538709813
ISBN 13: 9781538709818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of the Black Widow Book Review:

She destroys the men she loves—and escapes every time. The most dangerous killer James Patterson has ever created is also his most seductive. On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O’Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with skill that shocks even O’Brien’s veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve—and, for Walter, even more impossible to forget. By the time Walter’s promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he’s not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn’t begin in his home city—but he’s going to make sure it ends there.