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Darkness, My Old Friend Book by ,

Darkness, My Old Friend Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0307465195
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Summary: The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies and Fragile returns to The Hollows, delivering a thriller that explores matters of faith, memory, and sacrifice. After giving up his post at the Hollows Police Department, Jones Cooper is at loose ends. He is having trouble facing a horrible event from his past and finding a second act. He’s in therapy. Then, on a brisk October morning, he has a visitor. Eloise Montgomery, the psychic who plays a key role in Fragile, comes to him with predictions about his future, some of them dire. Michael Holt, a young man who grew up in The Hollows, has returned looking for answers about his mother, who went missing many years earlier. He has hired local PI Ray Muldune and psychic Eloise Montgomery to help him solve the mystery that has haunted him. What he finds might be his undoing. Fifteen-year-old Willow Graves is exiled to The Hollows from Manhattan when six months earlier she moved to the quiet town with her novelist mother after a bitter divorce. Willow is acting out, spending time with kids that bring out the worst in her. And when things get hard, she has a tendency to run away—a predilection that might lead her to dark places. Set in The Hollows, the backdrop for Fragile, this is the riveting story of lives set on a collision course with devastating consequences. The result is Lisa Unger’s most compelling fiction to date.

Fragile Book by Lisa Unger

Fragile Book
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2010-08-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0307592340
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Summary: A thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger about the hunt for a missing girl and one community’s intricate yet fragile bonds. “[A] nail-biting nuanced whodunit.”—People Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows, a quaint, charming town outside of New York City. It’s a place where neighbors keep an eye on one another’s kids, where people say hello in the grocery store, and where high school cliques and antics are never quite forgotten. As a child, Maggie found living under the microscope of small-town life stifling. But as a wife and mother, she has happily returned to The Hollows’s insular embrace. As a psychologist, her knowledge of family histories provides powerful insights into her patients’ lives. So when the girlfriend of her teenage son, Rick, disappears, Maggie’s intuitive gift proves useful to the case—and also dangerous. Eerie parallels soon emerge between Charlene’s disappearance and the abduction of another local girl that shook the community years ago when Maggie was a teenager. The investigation has her husband, Jones, the lead detective on the case, acting strangely. Rick, already a brooding teenager, becomes even more withdrawn. In a town where the past is always present, nobody is above suspicion, not even a son in the eyes of his father. As she tries to reassure him that Rick embodies his father in all of the important ways, Maggie realizes this might be exactly what Jones fears most. Determined to uncover the truth, Maggie pursues her own leads into Charlene’s disappearance and exposes a long-buried town secret—one that could destroy everything she holds dear.

Under My Skin Book by Lisa Unger

Under My Skin Book
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1488080496
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Summary: Nominated for the 2019 Edgar Award, Hammett Prize, and Macavity Award PopSugar’s Best Mysteries & Thrillers to Read in Fall 2018 CrimeReads Best Book of 2018 Booklist’s Best New Book One of the Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2018 from CrimeReads One of Fall 2018’s Most Exciting New Mysteries & Thrillers by BookishBookbub’s One of the Biggest, Most Anticipated Thrillers of the Season, Fall 2018 Best Mystery Book Pick, and Editors’ Pick Library Journal 2018 Killer Thriller From New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense Lisa Unger comes an addictive psychological thriller about a woman on the hunt for her husband’s killer. What if the nightmares are actually memories? It’s been a year since Poppy’s husband, Jack, was brutally murdered during his morning run through Manhattan’s Riverside Park. In the immediate aftermath, Poppy spiraled into an oblivion of grief, disappearing for several days only to turn up ragged and confused wearing a tight red dress she didn’t recognize. What happened to Poppy during those lost days? And more importantly, what happened to Jack? The case was never solved, and Poppy has finally begun to move on. But those lost days have never stopped haunting her. Poppy starts having nightmares and blackouts—there are periods of time she can’t remember, and she’s unable to tell the difference between what is real and what she’s imagining. When she begins to sense that someone is following her, Poppy is plunged into a game of cat and mouse, determined to unravel the mystery around her husband’s death. But can she handle the truth about what really happened?

The Stranger Inside Book by Lisa Unger

The Stranger Inside Book
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1488050988
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Summary: Named a BEST BOOK OF FALL 2019 by People Magazine, Boston Globe, BookBub, PopSugar, CrimeReads and more. “Brilliant…. A well-crafted psychological thriller.” —The New York Times Book Review Even good people are drawn to do evil things... Twelve-year-old Rain Winter narrowly escaped an abduction while walking to a friend’s house. Her two best friends, Tess and Hank, were not as lucky. Tess never came home, and Hank was held in captivity before managing to escape. Their abductor was sent to prison but years later was released. Then someone delivered real justice--and killed him in cold blood. Now Rain is living the perfect suburban life, her dark childhood buried deep. She spends her days as a stay-at-home mom, having put aside her career as a hard-hitting journalist to care for her infant daughter. But when another brutal murderer who escaped justice is found dead, Rain is unexpectedly drawn into the case. Eerie similarities to the murder of her friends’ abductor force Rain to revisit memories she’s worked hard to leave behind. Is there a vigilante at work? Who is the next target? Why can’t Rain just let it go? Introducing one of the most compelling and original killers in crime fiction today, Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, blurring the lines between right and wrong, crime and justice, and showing that sometimes people deserve what comes to them.

The Red Hunter Book by Lisa Unger

The Red Hunter Book
  • Author : Lisa Unger
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1501101692
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Summary: What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this “heart-stopping thriller” (Publishers Weekly) with “plenty of action” (Kirkus Reviews) by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place… Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house—one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets. For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past—and within. Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course—because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all. “The Red Hunter succeeds as a suspense novel on every level. It has a meticulously-woven plot, multi-layered characters, and the irony most desired by storytellers: Where the reader can’t wait to see how it ends, but then is remorseful when it does.” —Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Heart of Darkness Book by Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness Book
  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN Code: 3736800835
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Summary: Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Polish novelist Joseph Conrad, written as a frame narrative, about Charles Marlow's life as an ivory transporter down the Congo River in Central Africa. The river is "a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land." In the course of his travel in central Africa, Marlow becomes obsessed with Mr. Kurtz. The story is a complex exploration of the attitudes people hold on what constitutes a barbarian versus a civilized society and the attitudes on colonialism and racism that were part and parcel of European imperialism. Originally published as a three-part serial story, in Blackwood's Magazine, the novella Heart of Darkness has been variously published and translated into many languages. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Heart of Darkness one of the hundred best novels in English of the twentieth century.

Damned to Fame: the Life of Samuel Beckett Book by James Knowlson

Damned to Fame: the Life of Samuel Beckett Book
  • Author : James Knowlson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-10-16
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN Code: 1408857669
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Summary: Samuel Beckett's long-standing friend, James Knowlson, recreates Beckett's youth in Ireland, his studies at Trinity College, Dublin in the early 1920s and from there to the Continent, where he plunged into the multicultural literary society of late-1920s Paris. The biography throws new light on Beckett's stormy relationship with his mother, the psychotherapy he received after the death of his father and his crucial relationship with James Joyce. There is also material on Beckett's six-month visit to Germany as the Nazi's tightened their grip.;The book includes unpublished material on Beckett's personal life after he chose to live in France, including his own account of his work for a Resistance cell during the war, his escape from the Gestapo and his retreat into hiding.;Obsessively private, Beckett was wholly committed to the work which eventually brought his public fame, beginning with the controversial success of "Waiting for Godot" in 1953, and culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.;James Knowlson is the general editor of "The Theatrical Notebooks of Samuel Beckett".

Twilight of Democracy Book by Anne Applebaum

Twilight of Democracy Book
  • Author : Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0771005865
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Summary: A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian explains, with electrifying clarity, why elites in democracies around the world are turning toward nationalism and authoritarianism. From the United States and Britain to continental Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege, while authoritarianism is on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, Anne Applebaum, an award-winning historian of Soviet atrocities who was one of the first American journalists to raise an alarm about antidemocratic trends in the West, explains the lure of nationalism and autocracy. In this captivating essay, she contends that political systems with radically simple beliefs are inherently appealing, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else. Despotic leaders do not rule alone; they rely on political allies, bureaucrats, and media figures to pave their way and support their rule. The authoritarian and nationalist parties that have arisen within modern democracies offer new paths to wealth or power for their adherents. Applebaum describes many of the new advocates of illiberalism in countries around the world, showing how they use conspiracy theory, political polarization, social media, and even nostalgia to change their societies. Elegantly written and urgently argued, Twilight of Democracy is a brilliant dissection of a world-shaking shift and a stirring glimpse of the road back to democratic values.

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend Book by Sanford D. Greenberg

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend Book
  • Author : Sanford D. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 1642934984
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Summary: It’s a bitterly cold February in 1961, and Sandy Greenberg lies in a hospital bed in Detroit, newly blind. A junior at Columbia University from a Jewish family that struggled to stay above the poverty line, Sandy had just started to see the world open up to him. Now, instead of his plans for a bright future—Harvard Law and politics—Sandy faces a new reality, one defined by a cane or companion dog, menial work, and a cautious path through life. But that’s not how this story ends. In the depth of his new darkness, Sandy faces a choice—play it “safe” by staying in his native Buffalo or return to Columbia to pursue his dreams. With the loving devotion of his girlfriend (and now wife) Sue and the selflessness of best friends Art Garfunkel and Jerry Speyer, Sandy endures unimaginable adversity while forging a life of exceptional achievement. From his time in the White House working for President Lyndon B. Johnson to his graduate studies at Harvard and Oxford under luminaries such as Archibald Cox, Sir Arthur Goodhart, and Samuel Huntington, and through the guidance of his invaluable mentor David Rockefeller, Sandy fills his life and the lives of those around him with a radiant light of philanthropy, entrepreneurship, art, and innovation.

Marrying George Clooney Book by Amy Ferris

Marrying George Clooney Book
  • Author : Amy Ferris
  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1580053173
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Summary: While wide awake in the middle of the night (welcome to menopause!), Amy Ferris began chronicling every one of her funny, sad, hysterical, down and dirty, and raw to the bones stories. Along with fantasizing about marrying George Clooney, Ferris is faced with a plethora of other insomnia-induced thoughts and activities. From googling old boyfriends to researching obscure and fatal diseases on the web; from scouting five-star spa destinations to having angry, bitter, e-mail exchanges with her brother. She worries endlessly about her husband, relies heavily on Ambien, and tries to arrange care via the Internet for her mother (who has both severe dementia and a massive love-bubble crush on Jesus Christ)—all while refraining from lighting up just one more cigarette. Marrying George Clooney explores a range of emotions experienced through this life-altering period. In this candid look at "the change," Ferris offers a humorous spin on a not-so-funny topic.

Narrating the Closet Book by Tony E Adams

Narrating the Closet Book
  • Author : Tony E Adams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-06-03
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN Code: 1315423715
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Summary: Motivated by the death of his partner, Adams seeks to redefine the closet as a relational construct between all people and all sexualities. The closet is explored at each stage—entering it, inhabiting it, and coming out of it—and strategies are offered for reframing difficult closet experiences. Adams makes use of interviews, personal narratives, and autoethnography to analyze lived, relational experiences of sexuality. This is a must have for scholars and students of gender studies, qualitative research, and for any reader who has felt the closet’s reach.

RocKwiz Decades Book by Toby Creswell

RocKwiz Decades Book
  • Author : Toby Creswell
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Books
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 1743583354
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Summary: From the beginning of rock & roll to its evolution into pop, rap, punk, heavy metal, and beyond, RocKwiz Decades takes us on a journey through time – reviving and recalling the reasons why great songs live on. Songs create the soundtrack for our lives: they inform, stimulate, tell us about ourselves, thrill us and make us glad to be alive. Some songs stay with us for three minutes; others a lifetime. Each has its own quality, its own story. The songs of the sixties tell us of revolution and promise. The seventies speak of the striking contrast between punk and disco, or in other words: rebellion and hedonism. The eighties trumpet innovation and the nineties herald the arrival of mainstream hip hop. How will critics in fifty years’ time brand the songs of the early twenty-first century? As the era when the album died? The age of the anthem? In this new edition of Toby Creswell’s ultimate music companion, he tackles this question and more, delving into the songs that have been enriching, transformative or just earworms made for the minute. This is a book to treasure, a book of rediscovery, a book to open your ears. With dozens of forgotten gems and surprising discoveries, the writing is informed, opinionated and revelatory. From Bacharach to Bon Iver, Cream to Crowded House, The Doors to Dr Dre, Frank Zappa to Fatboy Slim – no rolling stone is left unturned. Toby Creswell wrote his first article in 1972. Since then, he has written extensively on music and popular culture, and his work has appeared in Australian and overseas publications that include Rolling Stone and Billboard. Toby is also the author of the books Too Much Ain’t Enough, The Real Thing and Love Is In The Air and co-author of The 100 Best Australian Albums and The 100 Best Albums of All Time.

The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition] Book by Dave Van Ronk

The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition] Book
  • Author : Dave Van Ronk
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0306822172
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Summary: Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more than that. A pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of the '60s, he was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and one of the most quotable figures on the Village scene. Featuring encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a vivid evocation of a singular time and place--a feast not only for fans of folk music and blues, but for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.

The Coming Catholic Church Book by David Gibson

The Coming Catholic Church Book
  • Author : David Gibson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062127314
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Summary: Rather than chronicling the well-reported sexual abuse scandal or advocating a particular reform agenda, David Gibson shows how the crisis in the church is unleashing forces that will change American Catholicism forever.

New Hollywood Cinema Book by Geoff King

New Hollywood Cinema Book
  • Author : Geoff King
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-03-29
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 085773105X
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Summary: New Hollywood extends from the radical gestures of the 'Hollywood Renaissance' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the current dominance of the corporate blockbuster. Geoff King covers new Hollywood dynamically and accessibly in this thoroughly modern introductory text. He discusses diverse films as well as the film-makers and film companies, focusing on the interactions between the film texts, their social contexts and the industry producing them. Using examples across Hollywood and its genres, King reveals how the positions of studios within media conglomerates, together with the impact of television, advertising and franchising on the New Hollywood, shape the form and content of the films.

A Walk Around the Block Book by Spike Carlsen

A Walk Around the Block Book
  • Author : Spike Carlsen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0062954776
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Summary: “Carlsen sees a world of wonder hiding in plain sight and may just change how you look at the world around you.” - TODAY Show A simple walk around the block set journalist Spike Carlsen, bestselling author of A Splintered History of Wood, off to investigate everything he could about everything we take for granted in our normal life—from manhole covers and recycling bins to bike lanes and stoplights. In this celebration of the seemingly mundane, Carlsen opens our eyes to the engineering marvels, human stories, and natural wonders right outside our front door. He guides us through the surprising allure of sewers, the intricacies of power plants, the extraordinary path of an everyday letter, and the genius of recycling centers—all the while revealing that this awesome world isn’t just a spectator sport. Engaging as it is endearing, A Walk Around the Block will change the way you see things in your everyday life. Join Carlsen as he strolls through the trash museum of New York City, explores the quirky world of squirrels, pigeons, and roadkill, and shows us how understanding stoplights, bike lanes, and fine art of walking can add years to our lives. In the end, he brings a sense of wonder into your average walk around the block, wherever you are. Guaranteed.

Bouncing Back Book by Joan Rivers

Bouncing Back Book
  • Author : Joan Rivers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0062004557
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Summary: Survival stratagems from Joan Rivers Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And always remember: Surviving is the best revenge Look at Alexander Graham Bell, who did 22,000 experiments before he hit on the telephone. Just a few more and he would have had call waiting. Whenever I hit bottom, the only thing I think of was set down by Jerome Kern: Pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. Dr. Kevorkian will get no call from me, unless I think he'd look good in a brooch. A fiercely honest and moving story of how Joan Rivers, one of comedy's greatest stars, survived the worst that life could throw at her, how she hit bottom and then made it back to the top.

Searching for New Frontiers Book by Rick Worland

Searching for New Frontiers Book
  • Author : Rick Worland
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-02-14
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1119464862
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Summary: Searching For New Frontiers offers film students and general readers a survey of popular movies of the 1960s. The author explores the most important modes of filmmaking in times that were at once hopeful, exhilarating, and daunting. The text combines discussion of American social and political history and Hollywood industry changes with analysis of some of the era’s most expressive movies. The book covers significant genres and evolving thematic trends, highlighting a variety of movies that confronted the era’s major social issues. It notes the stylistic confluence and exchanges between three forms: the traditional studio movie based on the combination of stars and genres, low-budget exploitation movies, and the international art cinema. As the author reveals, this complex period of American filmmaking was neither random nor the product of unique talents working in a vacuum. The filmmakers met head-on with an evolving American social conscience to create a Hollywood cinema of an era defined by events such as the Vietnam War, the rise of the civil rights movement, and the moon landing.

Tears to Triumph Book by Marianne Williamson

Tears to Triumph Book
  • Author : Marianne Williamson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0062205463
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Summary: The internationally recognized teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence. Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we—as a culture and as individuals—have learned to avoid facing pain. By doing so, we are neglecting the spiritual work of healing. Instead of allowing ourselves to embrace our hurt, we numb it, medicate it, dismiss it, or otherwise divert our attention so that we never have to face it. In refusing to acknowledge our suffering, we actually prolong it and deny ourselves the opportunity for profound wisdom—ultimately limiting our personal growth and opportunity for enlightenment. Frozen by denial, we are left standing in the breech. Whole industries profit from this immobility, and while they have grown rich, we have become spiritually poorer. As Marianne makes clear, true healing and transcendence can only come when we finally face our pain and wrestle with what it has to teach us. Written with warm compassion and profound wisdom, Tears to Triumph offers us a powerful way forward through the pain, to a deeper awareness of our feelings, our lives, and our true selves.

From Darkness to Light Book by Thomas Gillen

From Darkness to Light Book
  • Author : Thomas Gillen
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-09-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 9781469790541
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Summary: From Darkness To Light is a gripping tale of the events surrounding the invention of the electric light by Thomas A. Edison and the plot to sabotage the invention. Based upon on the historical facts, this page-turning narrative is told through the love story of Rockwell Kent who discovers his lover, Fiona Wakefield, is in life-threatening danger because of her involvement in a plot to either steal or sabotage Edison's invention. A controversial scientific undertaking right from the start, the novel reveals the frustrations, failures and successes of the invention and answers the intriguing question of why the powerful financier, J. P. Morgan, would agree to finance the experiments of the young, self-taught, and mercurial Edison who audaciously claimed he had discovered a key principal of electricity that had eluded the leading scientists of the time. In short, this is an against-all-the-odds story of the birth of the age of electric power and modern technology.