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A Few Right Thinking Men

By Sulari Gentill
  • ISBN Code: : 1464206384
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 338
  • Category : Fiction
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Shortlisted for Best First Book for the Commonwealth Writers' Price for 2011 "Her witty hero will delight traditional mystery buffs." —Library Journal STARRED review Meet Rowland Sinclair, gentleman and artist living in 1931 Sydney. Friend of the Left, son of the Right, he paints in a superbly tailored, three-piece suit and houses friends who include a poet, a painter, and a feminist sculptress whom he has painted nude and hung it in the drawing room. Is he perhaps in love with Edna? If so, she isn't having any. Sinclair's fortune and his indifference to politics shelter him from the mounting tensions of the Great Depression roiling Australia and taking it near the brink of revolution. One day in December 1931 comes terrible news: Uncle Rowly has been murdered in his home by unknown assailants. The murder prompts Roland to infiltrate the echelons of the old and new guard. Among them are a few "right thinking men," a cadre of conservatives who became convinced of a Communist takeover and have formed a movement to combat it. In time, Rowland's investigation exposes an extraordinary conspiracy with direct personal consequences.

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  • Pdf File: a-decline-in-prophets.pdf

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Winner of the Davitt Award for Best Adult Crime Fiction for 2012 Travel back in time to 1932 and book a first-class suite on the passenger liner RMS Aquitania, but take care, for among your fellow passengers is a ruthless killer.... Direct threats from Australia's warring Right and the Left having quieted, wealthy Rowland Sinclair and his group of bohemian friends are their way home to Sydney via New York after a lengthy stay in Europe. The wealthy Sinclair scion has treated his artist friends to first-class accommodations on the Cunard ship, the luxury liner of the day. Also on board are some members of the Theosophical Society, one of those spiritualism movements that had a heyday in the early twentieth century, as well as an aggressively conservative Irish Catholic Bishop and his cohorts. Their clash ups the tensions in first class and presents the liner's captain with a tricky situation when bodies start to drop. It is Sinclair's bad luck that he becomes a suspect in the first death, that of the Bishop's beautiful young niece. But before the ship docks, he is cleared and the investigation, and further crimes, are taken ashore to the Australian capital and into some of its grand country houses. Weaving historical fact, events, and people with fiction, Sulari Gentill has created a delightful and spirited crime story, the second in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, set against the public unraveling of the Theosophist Society. There's an Evelyn-Waugh-meets-Agatha-Christie feel about this series and an extra treat in the New York scenes of A Decline of Prophets where one of Rowly's boho friends, in fact the sculptress whom he loves, is romanced by the not well-known English actor Archie Leach.

Southern Cross Crime

By Craig Sisterson
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  • Publisher : Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 0857304011
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: southern-cross-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing - collectively referred to as Southern Cross Crime - is booming globally, with antipodean authors regularly featuring on awards and bestseller lists, such as Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning The Luminaries and Jane Harper's big commercial hit, The Dry, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Hailing from two sparsely populated nations on the far edge of the former Empire - neighbours that are siblings in spirit, vastly different in landscape - Australian and New Zealand crime writers offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of place, outlook, and humour, and roots that trace to the earliest days of our genre. Southern Cross Crime is the first comprehensive guide to modern crime writing from "Down Under". From coastal cities to the outback, leading critic Craig Sisterson showcases key titles from over 250 storytellers, plus screen dramas ranging from Mystery Road to Top of the Lake. Fascinating insights are added through in-depth interviews with some of the prime suspects who paved the way or instigated the global boom, including Michael Robotham, Paul Cleave, Emma Viskic, Paul Thomas, Candice Fox, and Garry Disher. 'Southern Cross Crime is informative, knowledgeable, wide ranging. If you have any ideas about writing a crime novel you need to read it, if you enjoy reading crime novels, you need to read it, if you simply love reading, you need to read it. This is not a dry as dust tome - the writer's encyclopaedic knowledge is carried lightly... a box of the finest literary chocolates' - Renée Taylor, 2018 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction 'A valuable and illuminative resource for crime fiction fans everywhere' - Book'd Out

Lion and the Journalist

By Chip Bishop
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762783036
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: lion-and-the-journalist.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times Bestseller Theodore Roosevelt, accidental president, and Joseph Bishop, newspaper editor, met when the future Rough Rider was police commissioner of New York City. This is the remarkable story of mutual loyalty and dedication that ranges from police corruption on the streets of New York, through days of boldness and courage in the White House, to ambition and hardship in the jungles of Panama and beyond.

Miles Off Course

By Sulari Gentill
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1464206880
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 840
  • Pdf File: miles-off-course.pdf

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"Set in Australia in 1933, Gentill's entertaining third mystery featuring portrait artist Rowland Sinclair will appeal to fans of Greenwood's Phryne Fisher." —Publishers Weekly "Norman Lindsay is a complete and utter bastard!" With this curse heaped upon the renowned real-life Australian artist and cartoonist, Miles Off Course gets underway. It is early in 1933, and wealthy bohemian Rowland Sinclair and his companions, a poet, a painter, and a sculptress who also models nude, are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic-Medlow Bath, where trouble seems distant, despite Australia's being roiled by the same political currents as are upending Europe. But Rowland, try as he might to lead the boho life in Sydney in the family mansion or in a luxury spa, can't dismiss the responsibilities of being a Sinclair. Most of them rest upon his conservative elder brother, Wilfred. And Wil now makes two claims on Rowly. One is to appear at an important upcoming board meeting of a firm where Rowly, pressured by Wil, serves as a director. And the other is to hustle up into the high country where a longtime family stockman appears to have gone missing—and find him. Harry Simpson is an aborigine. The easy answer is that Harry has gone walkabout, but neither Sinclair brother believes this to be true. Plus there are the Sinclair cattle to round up. Instead of saddling up, Rowly insists upon driving his beautiful if despised Mercedes-Benz and taking a posse in the persons of his three live-in friends along. And off they go into a rollicking Outback adventure, where the familiar elements of an American Western blend with gangsters, spies, murder—and a very belligerent writer. The plot dances inventively around actual historical events and a cameo appearance or two made by famous Australian historical figures. Which takes us back to Norman Lindsay....

Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

By Sulari Gentill
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1464206961
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: gentlemen-formerly-dressed.pdf

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"This book has it all: intrigue among the British aristocracy, the Nazi threat and a dashing Australian hero. I didn't want it to end!" —Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author Handsome, wry, and witty despite his impeccable manners, and the dedicated black sheep of his conservative, wealthy Australian family, Rowland Sinclair prefers to leave managing the immense family fortune and politics to his elder brother, Wil, while pursuing a life as a gentleman artist. A life in company of boho housemates Clyde, a fellow painter; Milton, a plagiarising poet; and Edna, the beautiful, emancipated sculptress who is both his muse and the (unacknowledged) love of his life. Having barely escaped 1933 Germany while reluctantly pursuing an off-the-books mission in Munich, the usually stoic Rowly remains horrified and deeply troubled by the changes that have come about under the Nazi government. The country which he knew in his early twenties as the centre of modern art and culture, is now, under Hitler, oppressed and sanitised. Tortured by the SA for the degeneracy of his own paintings, he bears both physical and emotional scars. For the first time he is moved to take a stance politically, to try and sway the political thought of the time. A friend of the Left and son of the Right, Rowland doesn't really know what he is doing, or what should be done, but he is consumed with a notion that something should be done. Plus he needs to recuperate. And so Rowly and his friends make for England rather than returning to Sydney. In London, in the superlative luxury of Claridge's, they feel safe. Then Viscount Pierrepont is discovered in his club, impaled by a sword. Pierrepont is sporting a frilly negligée and makeup—so, a sex crime? Too embarrassing. And too bizarre a death for this aging gentleman, and him newly wed. His murder, and the suspicion falling on his young niece, quickly plunge the Australians into a queer world of British aristocracy, Fascist Blackshirts, illicit love, scandal, and spies ranging from London and its suburbs to Bletchley Park and Oxford, and inevitably drawing in Wil Sinclair as well as players like H.G. Wells and Winston Churchill. It's a world where gentlemen are not always what they are dressed up to be.

Give the Devil His Due

By Sulari Gentill
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1464207046
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: give-the-devil-his-due.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fascinating historical mystery by Sulari Gentill, author of #1 LibraryReads pick The Woman in the Library Winner of the 2018 Ned Kelly Award for Best Mystery For fans of Rhys Bowen, Kerry Greenwood and Jacqueline Winspear comes an adventure-packed romp that threads 1934 Sydney's upper class and its seedy underworld. Wealthy Rowland Sinclair, an artist with leftist friends and a free-wheeling lifestyle, reluctantly agrees to a charity race. He'll drive his beloved yellow Mercedes on the Maroubra Speedway, renamed the Killer Track for the lives it has claimed. His teammates are a young Errol Flynn and the well-known driver Joan Richmond. It's all good fun. But then people start to die... The body of a journalist covering the race is found murdered in a House of Horrors. An English blueblood with Blackshirt affiliations dies in a Maroubra crash. Reporters stalk Rowly for dirt while bookmakers are after an edge. When someone takes a shot at him—it could be anyone. Then the police arrest one of Rowly's housemates for murder. For fans of Golden Age mysteries—but with a bohemian twist—this historical novel features a riveting crime, a wry, almost British sense of humor, and an amateur sleuth you can't help but root for. Other Rowland Sinclair Mysteries: A Few Right Thinking Men A Decline in Prophets Miles off Course Paving the New Road A Murder Unmentioned Gentlemen Formerly Dressed

Re-Thinking Men

By Anthony Synnott
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317063945
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: re-thinking-men.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Much writing on men in the field of gender studies tends to focus unduly, almost exclusively, on portraying men as villains and women as victims in a moral bi-polar paradigm. Re-Thinking Men reverses the proclivity which ignores not only the positive contributions of men to society, but also the male victims of life including the homeless, the incarcerated, the victims of homicide, suicide, accidents, war and the draft, and sexism, as well as those affected by the failures of the health, education, political and justice systems. Proceeding from a radically different perspective in seeking a more positive, balanced and inclusive view of men (and women), this book presents three contrasting paradigms of men as Heroes, Villains and Victims. With the development of a comparative and revised gender perspective drawing on US, Canadian and UK sources, this book will be of interest to scholars across a range of social sciences.

Gladstone

By Erich Eyck
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351060864
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : History
  • Members : 979
  • Pdf File: gladstone.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1966 and translated by Bernard Miall, Gladstone traces William Gladstone’s career from his election to Parliament in 1832, to his funeral in Westminster Abbey. The book portrays Gladstone as a firm adherent of Toryism and it describes his relations with Peel and Palmerston, as well as giving a well-founded account of his growing Liberalism and his rivalry with Disraeli. Eyck has written a generous and perceptive account of Gladstone’s life and career which since its first publication in 1938 has become generally recognized as a valuable contribution to the history of the nineteenth century.

Back Home

By Irvin S. Cobb
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: back-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Irvin S. Cobb is a writer of the so-called Southern Tradition. This book is his first volume of Judge Priest stories. The voice of the book is not politically correct for our times. Cobb's ancestors were on the Right Side of the War Between the States, and he recalls his childhood spent listening to the tales of veterans of Forrest and Morgan's cavalry. The stories are written with a great sense of humor but have a deeper and more profound meaning as well.

In the House of Secret Enemies

By George C. Chesbro
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504046560
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 995
  • Pdf File: in-the-house-of-secret-enemies.pdf

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Ten novellas featuring circus-performer-turned-private-eye Mongo—“one of the greatest characters of recent mystery fiction” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine). With a genius IQ, a past career as a circus acrobat, and a black belt in karate, criminology professor Dr. Robert Frederickson—better known as “Mongo the Magnificent”—has a decidedly unusual background for a private investigator. He also just so happens to be a dwarf. Originally published in leading mystery magazines in the 1970s, these ten novellas—each introduced with notes from the author—offer new readers and diehard fans alike a tantalizing taste of the unique blend of hardboiled mystery, science fiction, and explosive action of this acclaimed series. In the House of Secret Enemies—which includes The Drop, High Wire, Rage, Country for Sale, Dark Hole on a Silent Planet, The Healer, Falling Star, Book of Shadows, Tiger in the Snow, and Candala—is the 9th book in the Mongo Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms

By Alex Preminger,O. B. Hardison Jr.,Frank J. Warnke
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400857988
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: the-princeton-handbook-of-poetic-terms.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories of poetry and the relationship of linguistics to poetry. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

American Classic Screen Features

By John C. Tibbetts,James M. Welsh
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810876795
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: american-classic-screen-features.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test, John Ford's favorite film, Olivia De Havilland's lawsuit against Warner Bros., Walt Disney's unfinished projects, and Stanley Kubrick's early noir classics. This volume also contains in-depth examinations of classic films, including Birth of a Nation, The Big Parade,The Jazz Singer, King Kong, and Citizen Kane. This compendium of essays recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.

Thinking Men

By Lin Foxhall,John Salmon
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134687052
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : History
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: thinking-men.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Thinking Men explores artistic and intellectual expression in the classical world as the self representation of man. It starts from the premise that the history of classical antiquity as the ancients tell it is a history of men. However, the focus of this volume is the creation, re-creation and iteration of that male self as presented in language, poetry, drama, philosophical and scientific thought and art: man constructing himself as subject in classical antiquity and beyond. This beautifully illustrated volume, which contains a preface by Nathalie Kampen, provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in Classical culture.