The Secret History

Book Title : The Secret History
Author : Donna Tartt
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-10-19
Pages : 544
ISBN : 9780307765697
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History Summary : Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic. Under 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 forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

Book Title : Donna Tartt s The Secret History
Author : Tracy Hargreaves
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Date : 2001-09-01
Pages : 93
ISBN : 0826453201
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Donna Tartt s The Secret History Summary : 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.

Book Title : The Secret History of the War on Cancer
Author : Devra Davis
Publisher : PublicAffairs
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 529
ISBN : 9780465015689
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History of the War on Cancer Summary : An exposâe of the mishandling of the war on cancer looks at how the influence of industries making or using cancer-causing products affects government policy, laws, and research regarding the causes, prevention, and treatment of cancers.

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Book Title : Paris
Author : Andrew Hussey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date : 2006-11-28
Pages : 485
ISBN : 9781596913233
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Paris Summary : Describes daily life in Paris throughout history from the point of view of the Parisians themselves, including the working classes, criminals, insurrectionists, street urchins, artists, and prostitutes.

Book Title : The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Author : Jill Lepore
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2015
Pages : 436
ISBN : 9780804173407
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History of Wonder Woman Summary : Wonder Woman, created in 1941, on the brink of World War II, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, she has lasted the longest and commanded the most vast and wildly passionate following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike others, she also has a secret history. In Jill Lepore's riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman's story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights--a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family's papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color

Book Title : The Secret History of Moscow
Author : Ekaterina Sedia
Publisher : Prime Books
Release Date : 2013-12-18
Pages :
ISBN : 9781607012481
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History of Moscow Summary : Every city contains secret places. Moscow in the tumultuous 1990s is no different, its citizens seeking safety in a world below the streets—a dark, cavernous world of magic, weeping trees, and albino jackdaws, where exiled pagan deities and faery-tale creatures whisper strange tales to those who would listen. Galina is a young woman caught, like her contemporaries, in the seeming lawlessness of the new Russia. In the midst of this chaos, her sister Maria turns into a jackdaw and flies away—prompting Galina to join Yakov, a policeman investigating a rash of recent disappearances. Their search will take them to the underground realm of hidden truths and archetypes, to find themselves caught between reality and myth, past and present, honor and betrayal . . . the secret history of Moscow.

Book Title : The Secret History of MI6
Author : Keith Jeffery
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2010-09-21
Pages : 832
ISBN : 9781101443460
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History of MI6 Summary : The authorized history of the world's oldest and most storied foreign intelligence service, drawing extensively on hitherto secret documents Britain's Special Intelligence Service, commonly called MI6, is not only the oldest and most storied foreign intelligence unit in the world - it is also the only one to open its archives to an outside researcher. The result, in this authorized history, is an unprecedented and revelatory look at an organization that essentially created, over the course of two world wars, the modern craft of spying. Here are the true stories that inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond's novels and John le Carré George Smiley novels. Examining innovations from invisible ink and industrial-scale cryptography to dramatic setbacks like the Nazi sting operations to bag British operatives, this groundbreaking history is as engrossing as any thriller - and much more revealing. "Perhaps the most authentic account one will ever read about how intelligence really works." -The Washington Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Secret History of Las Vegas
Author : Chris Abani
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2014-01-07
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780698140189
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History of Las Vegas Summary : A gritty, riveting, and wholly original murder mystery from PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author and 2015 Edgar Awards winner Chris Abani Before he can retire, Las Vegas detective Salazar is determined to solve a recent spate of murders. When he encounters a pair of conjoined twins with a container of blood near their car, he’s sure he has apprehended the killers, and enlists the help of Dr. Sunil Singh, a South African transplant who specializes in the study of psychopaths. As Sunil tries to crack the twins, the implications of his research grow darker. Haunted by his betrayal of loved ones back home during apartheid, he seeks solace in the love of Asia, a prostitute with hopes of escaping that life. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin. Suspenseful through the last page, The Secret History of Las Vegas is Chris Abani’s most accomplished work to date, with his trademark visionary prose and a striking compassion for the inner lives of outsiders. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Little Friend
Author : Donna Tartt
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-10-19
Pages : 640
ISBN : 9780307873484
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Little Friend Summary : The second novel by Donna Tartt, bestselling author of The Goldfinch (winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize), The Little Friend is a grandly ambitious and utterly riveting novel of childhood, innocence and evil. The setting is Alexandria, Mississippi, where one Mother’s Day a little boy named Robin Cleve Dufresnes was found hanging from a tree in his parents’ yard. Twelve years later Robin’s murder is still unsolved and his family remains devastated. So it is that Robin’s sister Harriet—unnervingly bright, insufferably determined, and unduly influenced by the fiction of Kipling and Robert Louis Stevenson--sets out to unmask his killer. Aided only by her worshipful friend Hely, Harriet crosses her town’s rigid lines of race and caste and burrows deep into her family’s history of loss. Filled with hairpin turns of plot and “a bustling, ridiculous humanity worthy of Dickens” (The New York Times Book Review), The Little Friend is a work of myriad enchantments by a writer of prodigious talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : The Secret History of Twin Peaks
Author : Mark Frost
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release Date : 2016-10-18
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781250075598
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Secret History of Twin Peaks Summary : From the co-creator of the landmark series, the story millions of fans have been waiting to get their hands on for 25 long years. 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 the shocking events that closed the finale. The perfect way to get in the mood for the upcoming Showtime series.