The Night She Won Miss America

Author: Michael Callahan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544810015
Size: 65.15 MB
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“Inspired by a true story, The Night She Won Miss America is part love story, part true-crime saga, written with spirit and panache.” —Vanity Fair Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest only to make her mother happy, but to her surprise, she’s the judges’ top choice. Just like that, she’s catapulted into the big time: the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Luckily, her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing but mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when the spirited Betty unexpectedly wins the crown and sash, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff’s love. To stay together, she impulsively agrees to run away with him. And then the chase is on: from the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in Newport, as the cops, a cunning socialite, and a scrappy young reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything—and expose Griff’s darkest secret. “Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns.” —Town & Country “A cinematic tale in the tradition of a Douglas Sirk movie, and the perfect book to pack away in your beach bag.” —Adweek

Vanity Fair S Writers On Writers

Author: Graydon Carter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101993014
Size: 49.98 MB
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A collection of beloved authors on beloved writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair What did Christopher Hitchens think of Dorothy Parker? How did meeting e.e. cummings change the young Susan Cheever? What does Martin Amis have to say about how Saul Bellow’s love life influenced his writing? Vanity Fair has published many of the most interesting writers and thinkers of our time. Collected here for the first time are forty-one essays exploring how writers influence one another and our culture, from James Baldwin to Joan Didion to James Patterson. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lady Rose Secret Agent 36 24 36

Author: Jean Marie Rusin
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467841399
Size: 27.41 MB
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Meet Lady Rose, she's got all; brains, beauty,deadly skills-and a license to kill. When Rose travels to Atlantic City to be beauty pageant, she runs into Top Russia agent on a mission to hunt her down. Little does she know that all assets will become lethal liabilites. Rose fall victim to an 'inside job' - her boss, Martin Stone, is in league with the enemy and brainwashes her. One of America's top secret weapons is now in the hands of the enemy, programmed to kill the Preisdent. It's a race against time as her lover Lucky Star comes to the rescue . But will he reach her in time. With all agencies on a alert for the "traitorous" Lady Rose , a bomb planted in the White House is ticking away and Rose and Lucky know they can't defuse it in time. Their only hope is to get a message to the Command - in Chief in time to shield him from burnt of blast. Will the President survive? Can Rose clear her name in time of uncover the deadly plot. Hang on, it's going to be wild ride .


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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Muscogee Daughter

Author: Susan Supernaw
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803229712
Size: 65.18 MB
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"A unique story, but also an iconic American story, it is inspiring and heartbreaking, and ultimately redemptive. Susan Supernaw is living testimony to the triumph of the human spirit as well as the strength of Native American culture."ùRoxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie --

Being Miss America

Author: Kate Shindle
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292739214
Size: 13.41 MB
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Recounts the author's experiences as Miss America 1998, providing a history of the pageant and profiling other former winners.

Miss America

Author: Daniel Stern
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480444154
Size: 54.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A former pageant queen struggles with the realities of life off the runway in a novel “reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and the Damned” (The State News, Lansing). After being crowned Miss America a decade ago, Cathy Forester has been in some glamorous settings—but she has little to show for it. She’s endured a string of failed loves, a divorce, and the death of her parents. Restless by temperament, Cathy thinks she may have found a new life with a younger man, Peter Shaw. Peter is the son of a famous musician and is still battling to come into his own. Smitten by Cathy’s beauty, he jumps at the chance to step out of his father’s shadow. Together, the pair finds solace from the outside world, but have their frailties really disappeared? Ringing with authentic intimacy, Miss America is a powerful study of disenchanted love.

Beauty Queen

Author: Elissa Stein
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811848640
Size: 57.65 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Each year over 700,000 beauty pageants are held in cities and towns the world over. Here is a celebration of that glitz and that glory. From Miss Universe to Miss Potato Blossom, this colorful book showcases pageants large and small, focusing on the heyday of beauty contests from the 1930s to the 1970s. Chapters on fashion, talent, bathing-suit competitions, and congeniality are packed with insider information on exactly what it takes to win the crown, secrets to looking perennially polished and poised, and tidbits on the beauty queen wave, talent dos and donts, and pageant etiquette. With over 100 vintage photos, Beauty Queen is a sweetly nostalgic ode to pageantry perfection.

Miss America

Author: Nancie S. Martin
Publisher: Julian Messner
ISBN: 9780671601607
Size: 27.98 MB
Format: PDF
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Discusses the history of the Miss America Pageant, how it is judged, what contestants go through, and how their lives are affected.

Out Of Control

Author: Thomas Henderson
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399132643
Size: 18.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The former Dallas Cowboys star looks at the world of pro football and reveals how he became involved with drugs, lost his self-respect, and, eventually won it back