The Athenaeum The Athenaeum



His Ardinghello , ' his Hildegard von Hohenthal , nevertheless contain scenes and situations , as well as ideas and ... and his Aristides , Marc Aurel , Attila , Matthias Corvinus , ' bear the names of their originals , but are as ...

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The First Yankees DynastyThe First Yankees Dynasty



Ford Frick: “The Bambino is going to have to explain about the rumors linking his name with that of the charming Mrs.Claire ... She hada large bandage around her leftring finger, the result of an infection that caused the digit to swell ...

Author: Gary A. Sarnoff

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617183

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When Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees at the beginning of the Roaring Twenties, the stage was set for one of baseball’s greatest dynasties. With Ruth on board, and under manager Miller Huggins, the Yankees became America’s most popular team, and the most dominant team in the American League. They won three consecutive pennants (1921–1923) and a World Series (1923). In 1924, the Yankees’ quest for a fourth consecutive pennant fell short when they finished two games behind the first place Washington Senators. Expected to bounce back and win the 1925 championship, the Bronx Bombers instead crumbled to the bottom. Ruth’s love for the nightlife, his undisciplined nature and disrespect for his manager had finally caught up to him, and it jeopardized his future in baseball. This book tells the story of Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Yankees’ rise to glory, their collapse in 1925 and their climb back to the top.

Hello to the CannibalsHello to the Cannibals



That night, as an ice storm rages outside, something awful and unexpected befalls Lily; and this is why, as she matures into a young woman, it is to the writings of Kingsley that she returns again and again for solace and comfort -- which ...

Author: Richard Bausch

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 006019295X

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"My heart stopped peacefully, its beating grew slow and weak, and then just -- stopped. I died young. There is, really, only a little to tell." And so ended, in 1900, the short but remarkable life of explorer and writer Mary Henrietta Kingsley, most of which was spent caring for her ailing mother, and attending to the business of her world-wandering father. But the moment she was unencumbered, she set out on her own journey of discovery. Blithely ignoring the narrowly circumscribed roles and rules for a young woman of her day, she traveled alone to West Africa, and went to places no European had ever been. "Oh, silent friend, if you ever come to read this ... I am in Africa. Soon I will be walking inland, heading to places unknown." It is almost a hundred years later, on her fourteenth birthday, that Lily Austin first hears the name of Mary Kingsley, the only female face in a book full of male adventurers. That night, as an ice storm rages outside, something awful and unexpected befalls Lily; and this is why, as she matures into a young woman, it is to the writings of Kingsley that she returns again and again for solace and comfort -- which she finds, especially, in a secret cache of intimate letters Kingsley wrote to an unnamed woman in the distant future. Lily, the child of professional actors, begins to write a play about Kingsley. "When they buried me at sea, off the coast of South Africa, the strangest thing happened. My coffin wouldn't sink. It floated away from the ship ... Imagine that. I was still sailing the seas, even in death. I was wandering away." On the surface, Lily Austin's life could not be more different from Mary Kingsley's. And yet, working on the play, she finds in her subject's wit and resourcefulness the inspiration -- the bravery -- she needs to navigate the complicated waters of intimacy and betrayal, kindness and love. A triumph of the imagination, Hello to the Cannibals is Richard Bausch's most dazzling and beautifully crafted novel to date.

Video Hounds Golden Movie RetrieveeVideo Hounds Golden Movie Retrievee



A Fistful of Dollars 10/1964 ( R ) The epitome of the " spaghetti western " pits Eastwood as " the man with no name " against two families who are feuding over land . A remake of Kurosawa's “ Yojimbo , " and followed by Leone's " For a ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 1578591201

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Containing the most extensive listing of movies available on video and a multitude of cross-referencing within its 10 primary indexes, this new edition includes 1,000 new movies (23,000 in all), expanded indexing, a fresh new introduction and more of the beloved categories.