This book explores the conflicted relationship writers have with their public image, particularly when they have written about their personal lives. DAmore analyzes the autobiographical works of Norman Mailer, John Edgar Wideman, and Dave Eggers in light of theories of authorship, autobiography, and celebrity. Jonathan D Amore is a lecturer in the Department of English at St. Michael s College in Colchester, Vermont, where he teaches courses in writing, life narratives, and American literature.
Jenny never intended for this to happen. It was just a stupid pop-up ad on a stupid website, the final annoyance in a frustrating, stupid day. Seriously, who offers 30-day trials for viking husbands? Of course Jenny didnt read the fine print, she just clicked it! Now Torhild is standing on her doorstep wrapped in animal pelts, his muscles rippling, his primitive mind set on just two things: Conquest, and making love to his new American bride! ----- Excerpt ----- He was the tallest man Id ever seen outside a basketball game, yet his body was nothing like a professional athletes. His neck and shoulders were massive, his biceps thicker than my thighs, and his own thighs were like glistening tree trunks. I saw all of this, and all the glistening, because he was garbed in nothing but fur pelts. His bare skin was shiny with sweat and the spatters of what I didnt recognize as blood. Id stepped out of my car laughing. I stopped when I realized the stag slung over the mans shoulder was alive--or had been until just recently. Its antlers bowed over his broad chest, its eye closed in death. I dropped my purse when the man called out to me. His voice was as frosty as a glacier and as rugged as the calluses in his palms. Greetings, Jenny Templeton, he boomed. I am Torhild, son of Folcwald, strangler of the serpents spawn and bane of Jörmungandr. Uh? I said. I stared into the mans ice blue eyes. They were heralds of winter in the warm fall evening. His hair, too, had a wintry cast, a pale blonde that was more snow than gold. The hair was thick and flowed over his shoulders, some of it wrapped up into long, complicated braids. His face was beardless, though a reddish stubble gleamed on his cheeks and chin. His eyebrows, thick and even whiter than his hair, rose high on his tan forehead. You are Jenny Templeton? he asked. Um, yeah, I said. I shouldered my purse and tried to remember if mace had an expiration date, and if I was even carrying my mace, and if mace could stop a hulking hunk that strangled serpents spawn. Torhild nodded. Then we are well met, he said. You are a most comely maiden. Why was I blushing for this psychopath on my doorstep? I swiped a lock of hair behind my ear and shook my head. Well, uh, jokes on you, buddy, because Im not a maiden. I glanced quickly to my left and right. Where the hell did he come from? Could I outrun him? Hed apparently outrun a deer, so probably not. Torhild let rip a mighty laugh that threatened to rock my car windows out of their sockets. Aha! he snorted. Tis good, Jenny. Ive little patience for blushing virgins. Green kindling yields little warmth. Oh, okay, so thats where this is going, I muttered. Just stay back or Ill scream. You cant attack me in broad daylight. He smiled at me from beneath his snowy eyebrows. Ive no intention of ravishing thee, Jenny. He hefted the deer on his shoulder. As a token of my troth, Ive hunted the swiftest stag in this land. For five days he led me through the woods of Fairfield, Litchfield, and Hartford, where I at last slew him within a stones throw of Tolland. He died honorably and shall make a fine feast. I stared at the man, my mouth agape. Or perhaps you are a vegetarian? he asked.
An account of the most remarkable mail service ever in existence, and its place in history. The Pony Express was the first rapid transit and the first fast mail line across the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast. It was a system by means of which messages were carried swiftly on horseback across the plains and deserts, and over the mountains of the far West. It brought the Atlantic coast and the rapidly developing state of California ten days nearer to each other. The Pony Express had only a brief existence, from April 1860 to October 1861, when it was supplanted by the trans-continental telegraph. Yet it was of the greatest importance in binding the East and West together at a time when overland travel was slow and cumbersome, and when a great national crisis made the rapid communication of news between these sections an imperative necessity. The Pony Express marked the highest development in overland travel prior to the coming of the Pacific railroad, which it preceded by nine years. In fact, it proved the feasibility of a transcontinental road and demonstrated that such a line could be built and operated continuously the year around - a feat that had always been regarded as impossible. The operation of the Pony Express was a supreme achievement of physical endurance on the part of man and his ever faithful companion, the horse. The history of this organization should be a lasting monument to the physical sacrifice of man and beast in an effort to accomplish something worthwhile. Its history should be an enduring tribute to American courage and American organizing genius.
In his literary journalism, critic, novelist, and memoirist Robert J. Begiebing offers readers a rare view of American authors at transformative moments in their careers. Historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, poets Sydney Lea and Wesley McNair, and novelists Merle Drown and Norman Mailer are among the authors profiled and reviewed. And readers will discover connections between the literary and the political essays. Begiebings provocative political commentary addresses issues as significant to us today as they were at the time of original periodical publication: the nature of American conservatism, the political economy of our budgetary priorities, and the looming global ecological crisis.
Geoffrey West falls in love at first sight with a girl in a hotel breakfasting with her father. Theyre all Americans, but the scene is London on the eve of the Great War. Both Geoffrey and his ladylove Marian are reading the personals (The Agony Column) of the Daily Mail. Later that day he has an idea to place an ad to catch her attention, and vows to send her a letter each day for a week to win her heart. Each letter becomes more interesting than the previous because West finds himself entangled in a murder mystery with new twists each day. To say more about what transpires would spoil the fun. The lightness of the story contrasts interestingly with the grim mood of England as Germany mobilizes.
American author Bertha Muzzy Sinclair (1871-1940) was known by her pen name B. M. Bower. She wrote novels and screenplays, mainly about the American Wild West. This is one of her novels. Casey Ryan loves speed but his passion led to his unemployment. He, known as the most reckless stage driver ever to carry the mail, was bitten by the speed bug and deserted his stage coach for a Ford; but not even a Ford could stand Caseys handling and he eventually found himself bereft of machine, job, and bankroll. To rebuild his fallen fortunes Casey must search out a legendary gold mine, the secret of Injun Jim. Thats when Casey discovered his other passion: hunting for a missing treasure.
This book helps decision makers grasp the importance, and applicability to business, of the new technologies and extended connectivity of systems that underlie what is becoming known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution: technologies and systems such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, 3D printing, the internet of things, virtual and augmented reality, big data and mobile networks. The WEF, OECD and UN all agree that humanity is on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As intelligent systems become integrated into every aspect of our lives this revolution will induce cultural and societal change of a magnitude hitherto unforeseen. These technologies challenge the values, customer experience and business propositions that have been the mainstay of almost every business and organization in existence. By redefining and encapsulating new value structures with emerging intelligent technologies, new innovative models are being created, and brought to market. Understanding the potential and impact of these changes will be a fundamental leadership requirement over the coming years. Skilton and Hovsepian provide decision makers with practical, independent and authoritative guidance to help them prepare for the changes we are all likely to witness due to the rapid convergence of technological advances. In short, bite-sized, nuggets, with frameworks supported by a deep set of practical and up-to-the-minute case studies, they shine light on the new business models and enterprise architectures emerging as businesses seek to build strategies to thrive within this brave new world. Mark Skilton is Professor of Practice in Information Systems Management at Warwick Business School. He has over 30 years experience in business technology consulting in over 20 countries and cross-industries specializing in digital strategy and advanced technology innovation, design and adoption. He is the author of two books, including the Digital Enterprise and Digital Ecosystem Architecture. He is a frequent speaker in the international media, and has contributed to publications including the FT, WSJ, NYT, WSJ, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Reuters, AP, Mail, Forbes, NewScientist, Nature, Scientific American, and channels including BBC, Sky, ITV and Al Jazeera. His research and advisory work includes CxO practices for digitization, productivity, cyber, Internet of Things and Automated Intelligence. Felix Hovsepian is a consulting CTO with academic research interests in mathematics and systems engineering. His PhD in Computer Science focused on Artificial Intelligence and he spent over four years undertaking research in AI and Automated Reasoning, followed by a decade-long academic career as professor of informatics at Western International University. He has designed and built enterprise-level imaging systems for multi-national engineering companies, x-ray imaging systems for dentists, a fingerprint recognition system and various eLearning systems.
W. C. Fields was a virtuoso comedian, often called a comic genius, legendary iconoclast, and Great Man, who brought so much laughter to millions while enduring so much anguish. This book explores his little-known, long stage career from 1898 to 1930, which had a major influence on his comedy and screen presence. Arthur Frank Wertheim has written several books on twentieth-century American culture, including Vaudeville Wars , The New York Little Renaissance , and Radio Comedy . He has co-edited three volumes: The Papers of Will Rogers and edited Will Rogers at the Ziegfeld Follies and American Popular Culture . A former American history professor at the University of Southern California, USA, as well as visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, his awards range from a Fulbright grant to teach at the University of Indonesia to a fellowship on biography at The Norman Mailer Center, USA.
Elsevier and the American Medical Association have partnered to co-publish this HCPCS Level II reference by Carol J. Buck! For quick, accurate, and efficient coding, choose 2014 HCPCS Level II, Standard Edition ! In an easy-to-use format, this practical reference presents the latest HCPCS codes to help you comply with coding regulations, confidently locate specific codes, manage supply reimbursement, report patient data, and more. At-a-glance code listings highlight all new, revised, reinstated, and deleted codes for 2014. Color-coded Table of Drugs makes it easy to find specific drug information. Drug code annotations identify brand-name drugs as well as drugs that appear on the National Drug Class (NDC) directory and other FDA approved drugs. Special coverage information provides alerts when codes have specific coverage instructions, are not covered or valid by Medicare, or may be paid at the carriers discretion. Jurisdiction information shows the appropriate contractor to be billed for suppliers submitting claims to Medicare contractors, Part B carriers, and Medicare Administrative Contractors submitting for DMEPOS services provided. Codingupdates.com companion website includes HCPCS updates and corrections, and provides the opportunity to sign up for automatic e-mail notifications. UPDATED codes help you maintain compliance with current Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) standards.
Eigentlich war die Kreuzfahrt eine großartige Idee: Während Liv und Nora mit ihren Ehemännern entspannen, toben sich die vier Kinder im Kids-Club aus. Doch was bei einem Ausflug an Land passiert, ist der Albtraum so ziemlich jeder Familie: Wegen eines Moments der Unachtsamkeit der Mütter sind die Kinder plötzlich spurlos verschwunden. Während die Eltern zunächst sich selbst und dann sich gegenseitig beschuldigen, geht es bei den Kindern ums blanke Überleben. Das ist ein Buch, nach dem man sich sehnt: intelligent, spannend und unmöglich beiseite zu legen. Ein beunruhigend gutes Buch. Ann Patchett Maile Meloy ist eine derart talentierte und unberechenbare Autorin, dass ich offiziell ihrem Fanclub beitrete; was auch immer sie als Nächstes schreibt - ich werde es lesen. The New York Times Book Review Eine brillante Autorin mit einer packenden Geschichte und so lebensnahen Personen, dass ich keine wieder vergessen kann. Für alle, die wissen, was es heißt, sich um geliebte Menschen zu sorgen. Helen Fielding Maile Meloy, 1972 in Montana geboren, ist die Autorin der Romane Tochter einer Familie (2010) und Lügner und Heilige (2011) und mehrerer Erzählbände. Meloys mehrfach ausgezeichnete Kurzgeschichten wurden im New Yorker, der Paris Review, Granta und Best American Short Stories veröffentlicht. 2007 wurde sie als eine von Grantas 21 Best Young American Novelists ausgewählt.