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Spandau Phoenix

Spandau Phoenix

A Novel

  • Author: Greg Iles
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101656085
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes a heartstopping thriller about one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II. The Spandau Diary—what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major power want it? Why was a brave and beautiful woman kidnapped and sexually tormented to get it? Why did a chain of deception and violent death lash out across the globe, from survivors of the Nazi past to warriors in the new conflict now about to explode? Why did the world’s entire history of World War II have to be rewritten as the future hung over a nightmare abyss? “Entirely plausible, totally engrossing…a remarkable, impressive novel.”—Nelson DeMille “An incredible web of intrigue and suspense, an avalanche of action from first page to last.”—Clive Cussler

Natchez Burning: A Novel by Greg Iles (Trivia-On-Books)

Natchez Burning: A Novel by Greg Iles (Trivia-On-Books)

  • Author: Trivion Books
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
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Trivia-on-Book: Natchez Burning by Greg Iles Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles is back with his most suspenseful novel yet - Natchez Burning, the first of the Penn Cage series. Penn Cage is a former prosecutor who won the election to become the mayor of Natchez. His father is a trusted doctor and the pillar that Penn Cage looks up to. Things are about to take a dark turn when Dr. Tom Cage is accused of murdering Viola Turner, an African-American nurse he worked with during the grim days of the 1960s. Cage will do everything to prove his father’s innocence and in his quest for justice uncovers secrets that will shake him to his core. Iles takes us to a world of politics, crimes, and lies that go down in history and give us a glimpse of the past and the present. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Natchez Burning by Greg Iles that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Neutral Ground

Neutral Ground

A Political History of Espionage Fiction

  • Author: Brett F. Woods
  • Publisher: Algora Publishing
  • ISBN: 0875865356
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 168
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This unique and perceptive history unravels geopolitical intrigues and reveals how they have influenced the authors who fashioned one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the literate world the spy novel. Espionage fiction is one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the literate world and, since its widespread acceptance in the early twentieth century, it has sought to pursue the secret politics of Western social order. Drawn from reality, exposing what is generally concealed, it provides a unique glimpse into the darker, more conspiratorial affairs of state through the use of fictional covert actions, double agents, treason, and international intrigues. It is a carefully crafted, clandestine venue wherein the situations are circumscribed, the moods are forever gray, and the heroes if indeed there are heroes generally emerge as ordinary individuals who believe that virtues such as truth and loyalty are simply matters of convenience. People who are, in fact, not that much different from those whom they oppose. The concept of neutral ground the term adapted from Sir Walter Scott s early nineteenth century Waverly novels originally spoke to the geographic region between two warring armies, a place controlled by neither but marked by fluid jurisdictions drawn by the ebb and flow of strategic influences or battle lines. But with the passage of time, and the refinement of espionage fiction, the definition of neutral ground witnessed a transition, emerging as both metaphor and cautionary note for the thematic conflicts and doubts that flourish in the absence of clear political authority. An intellectual nether region reminiscent perhaps of Cold War Berlin that affords conflicting parties unrestricted rights of passage and where political ideology and literary fiction can and do seamlessly intersect. Yet, in the grander historical sense, the evolution of espionage fiction also reflects the history of a culture for, as the genre evolved, so too did Western society. To explore these historical relationships Neutral Ground: A Political History of Espionage Fiction takes the reader behind the fiction and explores the real-world political, military, and diplomatic events that have consistently and significantly threaded their way through the fabric of the genre. Against this historical timeline, it examines how numerous authors including Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, and John le Carra(r) have engaged reality in order to write the espionage novels that have become literary classics and, in selected cases, have also served to alter the course of government policy."

Mortal Fear

Mortal Fear

  • Author: Greg Iles
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101209066
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 720
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A man with a secret life risks everything to clear his name in this “ingenious suspense thriller”(The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling author of the Penn Cage series. By day, Harper Cole trades commodities from his isolated home in the Mississippi Delta. By night he leads quite a different life, serving as a systems operator for an exclusive, annonymous erotic online service that caters to the rich and famous. But now a stranger has penetrated the network's state-of-the-art security, brutally murdering six celebrated female clients. Falsely accused of these horrible crimes, Harper realizes there's only one way to lure the elusive madman offline and into the open. But as he enacts his daring plan, Harper will put everything and everyone he holds dear directly in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer...

Ethno-Playography

Ethno-Playography

How to Create Salable Ethnographic Plays, Monologues, & Skits from Life Stories, Social Issues, and Current Eventsýfor All Ages with Samples for Performance

  • Author: Anne Hart
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1532000154
  • Category: Performing Arts
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Here's how to write salable plays, skits, monologues, or docu-dramas from life experiences, social issues, or current events. Write plays/skits using the technique of ethno-playography which incorporates traditions, folklore, and ethnography into dramatizing real events. The sample play and monologues portray events as social issues. One true life example for a skit is the scene in the sample play written from first-person point-of-view about a 1964 five-minute train interlude when a male passenger commands the protagonist not to cross between cars while the train is in motion. The passenger stands between the cars next to his wife who says timorously, "Let her go, dear," after the wife notices the young protagonist wears a wedding ring. The protagonist tells him she's pregnant, returning from the john, and needs to get back to her family. Instead, he squeezes her head in a vise-like grip, crushing her between his knee and the wall of the train. He kicks at the base of her spine, yelling stereotypical ethnic epithets while passengers ignore events. After the sample play and three monologues for performance, you will have learned how to write ethnographic dialogue and select appropriate scene settings. Also included are e-interviews with popular fiction writers.

Black Cross

Black Cross

  • Author: Greg Iles
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101146361
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 656
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes a gripping World War II thriller that “vaporizes almost every cliché about the limits of the genre...[it’s] good enough to read twice”(Kirkus Reviews). It is January 1944—and as Allied troops prepare for D-Day, Nazi scientists develop a toxic nerve gas that will repel and wipe out any invasion force. To salvage the planned assault, two vastly different but equally determined men are sent to infiltrate the secret concentration camp where the poison gas is being perfected on human subjects. Their only objective: destroy all traces of the gas and the men who created it—no matter how many lives may be lost...including their own.

24 Hours

24 Hours

  • Author: Greg Iles
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101043509
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles takes readers on a daringly executed roller-coaster ride as a family under attack takes justice into their own hands. It begins on a perfect night, with a perfect family about to be trapped in a perfect crime... Will Jennings is a successful young doctor in Jackson, Mississippi, with a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, and a five-year-old daughter he loves beyond measure. But Will and his family are being watched by a con man and psychopath who may be a genius. A man who has never been caught and whose victims have never talked to the police. A man whose life's work strikes at the heart of every family's unspoken fear: the unstoppable kidnapping. But this time he's picked the wrong family to terrorize. Because Will and Karen Jennings aren't going to watch helplessly as he victimizes them. They aren't going to let him get away with it. They're going to fight back...

True Evil

True Evil

A Novel

  • Author: Greg Iles
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416545336
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 528
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A Southern doctor is pulled into a terrifying ring of murderous secrets in this powerhouse thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series. Dr. Chris Shepard has never seen his new patient before. But the attractive young woman with the scarred face knows him all too well. An FBI agent working undercover, Alex Morse has come to Dr. Shepard's office in Natchez, Mississippi, to unmask a killer. A local divorce attorney has a cluster of clients whose spouses have all died under mysterious circumstances. Agent Morse's own brother-in-law was one of those clients, and now her beloved sister is dead. Then comes Morse's bombshell: Dr. Shepard's own beautiful wife consulted this lawyer one week ago, a visit Shepard knew nothing about. Will he help Alex Morse catch a killer? Or is he the next one to fall victim to a deadly trap of sex, lies, and murder?

Third Degree

Third Degree

A Novel

  • Author: Greg Iles
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416524541
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 466
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A tale spanning a traumatic single day follows Laurel Shields, who awakens in her small-town home to discover her husband frantically preparing for what he claims is an IRS audit, but she soon realizes that he has discovered the truth about her affair with another man.

Masterminding the Store

Masterminding the Store

Advertising, Sales Promotion, and the New Marketing Reality

  • Author: Donald Ziccardi
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471139102
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
  • View: 1354
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In case you haven't noticed, there's a whole new retail and marketing scene out there. It's complicated, intensely competitive, and changing at a rate that's hard to keep up with. Malls and downtown strips are spawning theme stores such as Warner and Disney. At the Bloomingdale's courtesy counter in New York, staff who speak 30 languages are available to answer questions for international clientele. Wal-Mart has stores in China. Subway ads are considered chic. The game of brand management is getting grittier, with the Coca-Colas and Calvin Kleins of the world overrunning the selling floors and knocking out the smaller niche players. And with all the merchandise tie-ins and pre-release advertising, you don't just go to the movies anymore—you attend "cinematic happenings" that are almost impossible to resist. Huge, costly marketing ploys are creating demand for things that didn't exist before and for things that consumers simply never thought they needed before. MasterMinding the Store helps you deal with the present situation and prepare for the future. How so? By imparting the creative insights of Donald Ziccardi, who has logged 20 years in marketing and advertising; his experience is woven into over 100 real-life anecdotes and case studies about media strategies, creative executions, and agency-client relationships that provide the combined wisdom of years and years of experience. In its down-to-earth, breezy style, MasterMinding the Store: Demystifies the marketing planning process with easy-to-follow steps Teaches how to develop and deliver a powerful, creative advertising message that meets marketing objectives Tells how to quickly study your company, customers, and competition, then stake out a marketing position and set realistic budgets Examines winning and losing principles of actual advertising, public relations, and sales promotion campaigns Amid the new competitive climate, it's not enough to produce a quality product or a useful service. You have to exploit the power of the media and utilize new resources available in technology, research, and marketing to tap into the minds and hearts of a more demanding consumer and capitalize on shifting demographics and lifestyles. To do all this, you need your "corporate constitution," the right marketing plan. Section 1 of the book details the marketing plan, including guidelines on how to get started, how to successfully use good and not-so-good news on the state of your company, and why it's important to know as much as possible about your consumer and your competitors. Section 2 is loaded with real-life accounts and behind-the-scenes anecdotes that teach valuable lessons on moving from the creative to the practical, media planning, sales promotion, point-of-purchase, personal selling, and public relations. The book concludes with an in-depth analysis of budgeting. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a newcomer in fashion design, wholesaling, retailing, or advertising, or whether you are a small business owner or a student of business, MasterMinding the Store will help you cut marketing costs and maximize advertising dollars. It will help you achieve every retailer's ultimate goal—bringing the right products and services to customers where and when they want them. Praise for MasterMinding the Store "I highly recommend MasterMinding the Store. The ins and outs of advertising and marketing in this important guide will help not only marketing managers, but everyone who has ever considered advertising a product or service." — Linda Allard, Design Director, Ellen Tracy "Don's book is a marvelous blend of broad and useful knowledge coming from hard, personal experience and an active, imaginative mind. It's all interwoven with a powerful presence of uncommon common sense." — Ken Kolker, Senior Advisor and former Chairman, May Merchandising Company "A first-rate guide on how to create effective advertising and marketing campaigns, whether you're designing fashion or selling hardware. Don combines his ability as a realistic businessman and a dynamic creative force in the message of this book." — Stu Schwartz, President, Annie Sez "In the increasingly competitive world of selling, good straightforward advice has been a rare commodity. No longer. MasterMinding the Store is a smart, well thought out approach on how to sell smart and be a savvy marketer as well. It is wonderfully conversational, has a great sense of humor, is well paced, and if that is not enough, there is lots of 'must have' information. If you want to improve your selling skills, start by reading this book. It will make a difference." — Sandy Golinkin, Publisher, Allure "Don's varied experiences bring a unique and insightful perspective on marketing as we enter the new millennium." — Art Reiner, President and CEO, Finlay Fine Jewelry; former Chairman and CEO of Macy's Northeast "Don Ziccardi captures the nuts and bolts of advertising wisdom in an easy, readable format which should not only be read and remembered, but followed." — Glenn Palmer, President, Liz Claiborne Collection and Studio "Don Ziccardi has all the answers to the questions that we so often forget to ask. After reading this book, advertising and marketing executives will agree that Don gives us the vision and the inspiration we need to move forward in this very competitive and difficult economy." — Jeannette Chang, Publisher, Harper's Bazaar