Ghosts On The Roof

Author: Whittaker Chambers
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412824590
Size: 79.83 MB
Format: PDF
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Whittaker Chambers is one of the most controversial figures in modern American history a former Communist spy who left the party, testified against Alger Hiss before the House Un-American Activities Committee, and wrote a classic autobiography, "Witness." Dismissed by some as a crank, reviled by others as a traitor, Chambers still looms as a Dostoevskian figure over three decades after his death in 1961. A man of profound pessimism, rare vision, and remarkable literary talents, his continuing importance was attested to when Ronald Reagan posthumously awarded him the Medal of Freedom in 1984. "Ghosts on the Roof," originally published in 1989, brings together more than fifty short stories, essays, articles, and reviews that originally appeared in "Time, Life, National Review, Commonweal, The American Mercury," and the New Masses. Included are essays on Karl Marx, Reinhold Niebuhr, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, George Santayana, Dame Rebecca West, Ayn Rand, and Greta Garbo. These show Chambers at his best, as a peerless historian of ideas.

Encyclopedia Of Television Shows

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476630941
Size: 32.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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 This is a supplement to the author’s Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925–2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks—ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC—are covered along with many cable channels, such as AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History Channel. Alphabetical entries provide storylines, casts, networks and running dates. A performer index is included.

Collins Ghost Hunters Guide To Britain

Author: John Spencer
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Size: 41.92 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Britain is legendary for its ghostly haunts and happenings. Now Collins Ghost Hunters’ Guide to Britain shows travelers the best locations for observing these spectral phenomena. Among the book’s main features are; detailed maps pinpointing each site, including places of particularly high levels of paranormal activity; full descriptions of ghostly occurrences; ghost-hunting tips and instructions; and helpful listings of organized ghost tours, ghostly places to stay, and organizations to contact for further information. Covering the whole of Britain, the guide is complete with a ghost hunters’ calendar as well as a glossary of terms, an index, and recommended reading.


Author: Ruth S. Freed
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295973036
Size: 52.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Webster S New Explorer Encyclopedic Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Size: 49.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive list of 330,000 words in the English language and their definitions also includes separate sections listing biographical, Biblical, mythological, and geographical names; a handbook fo style; synonyms and antonyms; and a pronunciation guide