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Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 402 - Publish Date: 2017-03-16 - Publisher: Routledge
Description: Originally published in 1983, this book is about the way we see things – or think we do, which is by no means the same – and about the ways in which we have tried to reproduce that visual concept in diagrams, pictures, photographs, films and television. Whatever the medium, if any degree of realism is intended, some use of perspective is inevitable, and some understanding of it can aid the app...
Book Pages: 448 - Publish Date: 2013-01-17 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his e...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 2016-08-23 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: With the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. ...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 224 - Publish Date: 2011-04-27 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: In 1988 Ericka and Julie Ingram began making a series of accusations of sexual abuse against their father, Paul Ingram, who was a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington. At first the accusations were confined to molestations in their childhood, but they grew to include torture and rape as recently as the month before. At a time when reported incidents of "recovered memories" had become wi...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 999 - Publish Date: 2014-10-19 - Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Description: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the 1978 Camp David conference when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East – illuminating the issues that have made the problems of the region so intractable, as well as exploring th...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 212 - Publish Date: 1999-02-01 - Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Description: An award-winning writer for The New Yorker magazine builds on the latest investigations into the psychology of twins to demonstrate the unparalleled impact of one's genetic inheritance on one's personality, far outweighing one's family life.
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 352 - Publish Date: 2013-04-16 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Description: In this fascinating work of historical fiction, award-winning author Lawrence Wright captures all the gripping drama and black humor of Panama during the final, nerve-racking days of its legendary dictator, Manuel Antonio Noriega. It is Christmas 1989, and Tony Noriega's demons are finally beginning to catch up with him. A former friend of President Bush, Fidel Castro, and Oliver North, this unive...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 368 - Publish Date: 2018-04-17 - Publisher: Knopf
Description: With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than t...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 400 - Publish Date: 2013-01-15 - Publisher: Bantam Press
Description: When Academy Award winning writer and director Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby, Crash) left the Church of Scientology after three decades of loyal service, the organisation suffered a crushing blow. Alongside Tom Cruise and John Travolta, Haggis was one of the church's Hollywood trophies. But Haggis' personal investigation of the church to which he had pledged his faith uncovered a litany of horr...
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Book Pages: 288 - Publish Date: 2011-05-04 - Publisher: Vintage
Description: In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this country's most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder. Lawrence Wright's Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock 'n' roll abandon before he was caught with a, prostitute in a seedy motel; Anton LaVey, the...