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Bette & Joan

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Release : 2017-01-25
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Book Rating : 079/5 ( reviews)

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Book Synopsis Bette & Joan by : Shaun Considine

Download or read book Bette & Joan written by Shaun Considine. This book was released on 2017-01-25. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This joint biography of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford follows Hollywood's most epic rivalry throughout their careers. They only worked together once, in the classic spine-chiller "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane" and their violent hatred of each other as rival sisters was no act. In real life they fought over as many man as they did film roles. The story of these two dueling divas is hilarious, monstrous, and tragic, and Shaun Considine’s account of it is exhaustive, explosive, and unsparing. “Rip-roaring. A definite ten.” - New York Magazine.

Feud

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Release : 2012-12-01
Genre : History
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Book Rating : 711/5 ( reviews)

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Book Synopsis Feud by : Altina L. Waller

Download or read book Feud written by Altina L. Waller. This book was released on 2012-12-01. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Hatfield-McCoy feud, the entertaining subject of comic strips, popular songs, movies, and television, has long been a part of American folklore and legend. Ironically, the extraordinary endurance of the myth that has grown up around the Hatfields and McCoys has obscured the consideration of the feud as a serious historical event. In this study, Altina Waller tells the real story of the Hatfields and McCoys and the Tug Valley of West Virginia and Kentucky, placing the feud in the context of community and regional change in the era of industrialization. Waller argues that the legendary feud was not an outgrowth of an inherently violent mountain culture but rather one manifestation of a contest for social and economic control between local people and outside industrial capitalists -- the Hatfields were defending community autonomy while the McCoys were allied with the forces of industrial capitalism. Profiling the colorful feudists "Devil Anse" Hatfield, "Old Ranel" McCoy, "Bad" Frank Phillips, and the ill-fated lovers Roseanna McCoy and Johnse Hatfield, Waller illustrates how Appalachians both shaped and responded to the new economic and social order.

The Feud

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Release : 2016
Genre : BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Book Rating : 222/5 ( reviews)

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Book Synopsis The Feud by : Alex Beam

Download or read book The Feud written by Alex Beam. This book was released on 2016. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In 1940 Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him to every editor of note, assigning reviews for The New Republic, engineering a Guggenheim. Their intimate friendship blossomed over a shared interest in all things Russian, ruffled a bit by political disagreements. But then came Lolita, and suddenly Nabokov was the big (and very rich) dog. Finally the feud erupted in full when Nabokov published his hugely footnoted and virtually unreadable literal translation of Pushkin's famously untranslatable verse novel Eugene Onegin. Wilson attacked his friend's translation with hammer and tong in the New York Review of Books. Nabokov counterattacked in the same publication. Back and forth the increasingly aggressive letters volleyed until their friendship was reduced to ashes by the narcissism of small differences"--

The Feud

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Release : 2013-05-14
Genre : History
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Book Rating : 782/5 ( reviews)

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Book Synopsis The Feud by : Dean King

Download or read book The Feud written by Dean King. This book was released on 2013-05-14. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gripping new history of the most famous blood feud in American history, by the bestselling author of Skeletons on the Zahara. For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and feature films, nobody has ever told the in-depth true story of this legendarily fierce-and far-reaching-clash in the heart of Appalachia. Drawing upon years of original research, including the discovery of previously lost and ignored documents and interviews with relatives of both families, bestselling author Dean King finally gives us the full, unvarnished tale, one vastly more enthralling than the myth. Unlike previous accounts, King's begins in the mid-nineteenth century, when the Hatfields and McCoys lived side-by-side in relative harmony. Theirs was a hardscrabble life of farming and hunting, timbering and moonshining-and raising large and boisterous families-in the rugged hollows and hills of Virginia and Kentucky. Cut off from much of the outside world, these descendants of Scots-Irish and English pioneers spoke a language many Americans would find hard to understand. Yet contrary to popular belief, the Hatfields and McCoys were established and influential landowners who had intermarried and worked together for decades. When the Civil War came, and the outside world crashed into their lives, family members were forced to choose sides. After the war, the lines that had been drawn remained-and the violence not only lived on but became personal. By the time the fury finally subsided, a dozen family members would be in the grave. The hostilities grew to be a national spectacle, and the cycle of killing, kidnapping, stalking by bounty hunters, and skirmishing between governors spawned a legal battle that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court and still influences us today. Filled with bitter quarrels, reckless affairs, treacherous betrayals, relentless mercenaries, and courageous detectives, THE FEUD is the riveting story of two frontier families struggling for survival within the narrow confines of an unforgiving land. It is a formative American tale, and in it, we see the reflection of our own family bonds and the lengths to which we might go in order to defend our honor, our loyalties, and our livelihood.

The Sparks

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Release : 2020-03-24
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Book Rating : 924/5 ( reviews)

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Book Synopsis The Sparks by : Kyle Prue

Download or read book The Sparks written by Kyle Prue. This book was released on 2020-03-24. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born with superpowers. Raised as an assassin. To survive, he must become a revolutionary. The Sparks has won numerous national and international awards for Best Young Adult Fiction and Fantasy. Kyle also won an International Moonbeam Award and a prestigious Indie Fab award for Best Young Author.

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