The Secret History

She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages, and The Goldfinch.

Author: Donna Tartt

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 9780140167771

Category: College students

Page: 659

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Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt's cult bestseller The Secret History is a remarkable achievement - both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.'A haunting, compelling and brilliant piece of fiction' The Times'So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure' GuardianUnder the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.'Enthralling . . . image the plot of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment crossed with the story of Euripides' Bacchae set against the backdrop of Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction . . . forceful, cerebral and impeccably controlled . . . ferociously well-paced . . . remarkably powerful' The New York Times'Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller' Stephen KingDonna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages, and The Goldfinch.

Dark Territory

Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

Author: Fred Kaplan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763267

Category: Computers

Page: 338

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Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

A Cruel and Shocking Act

Though A Cruel and Shocking Act began as Shenon's attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission, it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld ...

Author: Philip Shenon

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1429943696

Category: History

Page: 640

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A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that will rewrite the history of the 20th century's most controversial murder investigation The questions have haunted our nation for half a century: Was the President killed by a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened on November 22, 1963? Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent most of his career at The New York Times, finally provides many of the answers. Though A Cruel and Shocking Act began as Shenon's attempt to write the first insider's history of the Warren Commission, it quickly became something much larger and more important when he discovered startling information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington. Shenon shows how the commission's ten-month investigation was doomed to fail because the man leading it – Chief Justice Earl Warren – was more committed to protecting the Kennedy family than getting to the full truth about what happened on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's book features some of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century—Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Chief Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, as well as the CIA's treacherous "molehunter," James Jesus Angleton. Based on hundreds of interviews and unprecedented access to the surviving commission staffers and many other key players, Philip Shenon's authoritative, scrupulously researched book will forever change the way we think about the Kennedy assassination and about the deeply flawed investigation that followed. A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2013

Donna Tartt s The Secret History

Available at “ The Unofficial Donna Tartt Secret History Site ” Features by Donna
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Author: Tracy Hargreaves

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826453204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 93

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This series gives readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. Each title includes a biography of the novelist and a full-length study of the novel.

Secret History or The Horrors of St Domingo and Laura

This Broadview edition offers a rich selection of contextual materials, including selections from periodical literature about Haiti, engravings, letters written by Sansay to her friend Aaron Burr, historical material related to the Burr ...

Author: Leonora Sansay

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1551113465

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Based on Leonora Sansay’s eyewitness accounts of the final days of French rule in Saint Domingue (Haiti), Secret History is a vivid account of race warfare and domestic violence. Sansay’s writing provocatively draws comparisons between Saint Domingue during the Haitian Revolution and the postrevolutionary United States, while fluidly combining qualities of the eighteenth-century epistolary novel, colonial travel writing, and political analysis. Laura, Sansay’s second novel, features as its protagonist a beautiful impoverished orphan who throws herself headlong into a secret marriage with a young medical student. When her husband dies in a duel in an effort to protect his wife’s reputation, Laura finds herself once more alone in the world. The republication of these works will contribute to a significant revision of thinking about early American literary history. This Broadview edition offers a rich selection of contextual materials, including selections from periodical literature about Haiti, engravings, letters written by Sansay to her friend Aaron Burr, historical material related to the Burr trial for treason, and excerpts from literature referenced in the novels.

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307407160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

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Presents a history of the ruling women of the thirteenth-century Mongol Empire, describing their struggles to preserve a sovereignty that would dominate the world for 150 years.

The Secret History of the Jesuits

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Author: Edmond Paris

Publisher: Chick Publications

ISBN: 0937958107

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 356

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The Secret History of Dreaming

Building on the foundation of decades of original scholarship, Moss explores the
past yet also reveals lessons that can help us create a better future. The Secret
History of Dreaming addresses the central importance of dreams and imagination
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Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 157731638X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 329

View: 654

The author of Conscious Dreaming and The Three "Only" Things poses arguments for understanding one's dreams in order to resolve past events and prepare for the future, explaining the practices of ancient dreaming cultures and the dream experiences of famous historical figures.

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Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

ISBN: 149898780X

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The Secret History of the World

The complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies.

Author: Jonathan Black

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780857380975

Category: Secret societies

Page: 603

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Jonathan Black examines the end of the world and the coming of the Antichrist - or is he already here? How will he make himself known and what will become of the world when he does? - and the end of Time. Having studied theology and learnt from initiates of all the great secret societies of the world, Jonathan Black has learned that it is possible to reach an altered state of consciousness in which we can see things about the way the world works that hidden from our everyday commonsensical consciousness. This history shows that by using secret techniques, people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and George Washington have worked themselves into this altered state - and been able to access supernatural levels of intelligence. This book will leave you questioning every aspect of your life and spotting hidden messages in the very fabric of society and life itself. It will open your mind to a new way of living and leave you questioning everything you have been taught - and everything you've taught your children.

The Secret History of Twin Peaks

The Secret History of Twin Peaks enlarges the world of the original series, placing the unexplained phenomena that unfolded there into a vastly layered, wide-ranging history, beginning with the journals of Lewis and Clark and ending with ...

Author: Mark Frost

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447293866

Category:

Page: 356

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From the co-creator of the landmark television series Twin Peaks comes a novel that deepens the mysteries of that iconic town in ways that not only enrich the original series but readies fans for the upcoming Showtime episodes.

Ping Pong Diplomacy

Traces the story of how an aristocratic British spy circumvented more than 20 years of antagonistic foreign policy between China and the United States to further a fateful Communist agenda during the World Table Tennis Championships, ...

Author: Nicholas Griffin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451642776

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 900

Traces the story of how an aristocratic British spy circumvented more than 20 years of antagonistic foreign policy between China and the United States to further a fateful Communist agenda during the World Table Tennis Championships, revealing how players were tortured and murdered throughout the Cultural Revolution.

A Secret History of Witches

A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters -- witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.

Author: Louisa Morgan

Publisher: Redhook

ISBN: 9780316508582

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters - witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift. Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchieres fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden. But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history. "At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters." --Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals

Red Blooded Risk

This is the secret that lets tiny quantitative edges create hedge fund billionaires, and defines the powerful modern global derivatives economy.

Author: Aaron Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118043863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

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From 1987 to 1992, a small group of Wall Street quants invented an entirely new way of managing risk to maximize success: risk management for risk-takers. This text examines this approach and offers valuable advice for the calculated risk-takers who need precise quantitative guidance that will help separate them from the rest of the pack.

A Secret History of Christianity

The forgotten story of Christianity, inward sight and life in all its fullness today.

Author: Mark Vernon

Publisher: Christian Alternative

ISBN: 9781789041941

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The forgotten story of Christianity, inward sight and life in all its fullness today.

Mistborn Secret History

Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler. There's always another secret."--Provided by publisher.

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473225046

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

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Mistborn: Secret History is a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. As such, it contains HUGE SPOILERS for the books Mistborn (The Final Empire), The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. It also contains very minor spoilers for the book The Bands of Mourning. Mistborn: Secret History builds upon the characterization, events, and worldbuilding of the original trilogy. Reading it without that background will be a confusing process at best. In short, this isn't the place to start your journey into Mistborn (though if you have read the trilogy - but it has been a while - you should be just fine, so long as you remember the characters and the general plot of the books). Saying anything more here risks revealing too much. Even knowledge of this story's existence is, in a way, a spoiler. There's always another secret.

A Secret History of the IRA

Moloney's book is now updated to encompass the anxious and uneasy peace that has prevailed to 2007.

Author: Ed Moloney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141028769

Category: History

Page: 740

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For decades the British and Irish had 'got used to' a situation without parallel in Europe: a cold, ferocious, persistent campaign of bombing and terror of extraordinary duration and inventiveness. At the heart of that campaign lies one man: GerryAdams. From the outbreak of the troubles to the present day he has been an immensely influential figure. The most compelling question about the IRA is: how did a man who condoned atrocities that resulted in huge numbers of civilian deaths also become the guiding light behind the peace process? Moloney's book is now updated to encompass the anxious and uneasy peace that has prevailed to 2007.

The Secret History of World War II

the Ultra-secret wartime letters and cables of Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill
Stewart Richardson. the National Committee and all who are willing to cooperate
and who are capable of cooperating with it, which is of special moment for the
Allies ...

Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Publisher: Steirman & Black

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 277

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Gathers selected correspondence between Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill concerning the conduct of the war

The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

Eloise Kelly, a smart but slightly fumbling Jimmy Choo-clad American, uncovers the secret history of the Pink Carnation--a tale of espionage, adventure, and romance. And she just might find a hero of her own along the way.

Author: Lauren Willig

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 9780451413017

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

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Eloise Kelly, a smart but slightly fumbling Jimmy Choo-clad American, uncovers the secret history of the Pink Carnation--a tale of espionage, adventure, and romance. And she just might find a hero of her own along the way.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, Harvard historian and New Yorkerstaff writer Jill Lepore reveals the fascinating family story that sparked the invention of the most popular female ...

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925228113

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 400

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Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she also has a secret history. Drawing from an astonishing trove of documents, including never-before-seen private papers, Harvard historian and New Yorkerstaff writer Jill Lepore reveals the fascinating family story that sparked the invention of the most popular female superhero of all time. Delving into the life of Wonder Woman's eccentric creator, psychologist William Moulton Marston, Lepore uncovers her feminist origins: from the warrior princesses of the Amazon, to suffragists including Emmeline Pankhurst, and the women Marston shared his life with - his wife and his mistress. The Secret History of Wonder Womanis at once a riveting work of pop-culture history, and a crucial insight into the struggle for women's rights in the twentieth century and the troubled place of feminism today.