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Description: A tale of blackmail in the rock-music milieu of 1980s London. The protagonist is a saxophonist, dismissed by his band leader. He teams up with the leader's rancorous girlfriend to seek revenge.
Description: (John Williams') first undertaking is carried out with a success that compels admiration. Mr. Williams has an uncommonly fine ear and uncommonly sensitive perceptions. -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Description: In William Wordsworth, John Williams provides a detailed account of Wordsworth's evolution as a poet. This includes his earliest known writing while a pupil at Hawkshead Grammar School, and his later poetry, often virtually ignored by critics. Wordsworth's ambivalent attitude towards seeking out a public readership beyond his immediate circle of friends and admirers is a central concern of the book. This involves an assessment of the poet's shifting sense of his political allegiances alongside the pressures of personal relationships and circumstances.
Description: WINNER OF THE 1973 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD By the Author of Stoner In Augustus, his third great novel, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical narrative set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire. To tell the story, Williams turned to the epistolary novel, a genre that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.
Description: Engineering Tribology is ideal for a first course and as a reference.
Description: Sam Houston was one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. During his life, he held an astonishing range of positions: governor of two states (Tennessee and Texas), congressman (Tennessee), senator (Texas), and president of the Republic of Texas during its independence. He was an ardent expansionist who helped make Manifest Destiny a reality, and more than any other individual, he ...
Description: BH CIM Coursebooks are crammed with a range of learning objective questions, activities, definitions and summaries to support and test your understanding of the theory. The 07/08 editions contains new case studies which help keep the student up to date with changes in Marketing strategies. Carefully structured to link directly to the CIM syllabus, this Coursebook is user-friendly, interactive and ...
Description: William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” fa...