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Orange is the New Black


  • Author: Piper Kerman
  • Release Date : 2010-04-06
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 7399939 Bytes


NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, the well-heeled Smith College alumna is now inmate #11187–424—one of the millions of people who disappear “down the rabbit hole” of the American penal system. From her first strip search to her final release, Kerman learns to navigate this strange world with its strictly enforced codes of behavior and arbitrary rules. She meets women from all walks of life, who s...

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There There


  • Author: Tommy Orange
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 10917464 Bytes


ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWWINNER OF THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZEOne of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, NPR, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, GQ, The Dallas Morning News, Buzzfeed, BookPage, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews   NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Enter...

East Orange in Vintage Postcards

East Orange in Vintage Postcards


  • Author : Bill Hart
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738504572


East Orange in Vintage Postcards Book Description :

By the close of the nineteenth century, East Orange was a community of mansions, tree-lined streets, and undisturbed serenity. With the addition of luxury apartment buildings in the 1920s and the continued development of Main Street and Central Avenue, East Orange quickly became one of the largest and busiest cities in New Jersey. East Orange captures the tranquillity and innocence of the city at the turn of the century. Over two hundred photo-postcards brilliantly illustrate the evolution of East Orange between 1900 and 1960, while fact-filled captions convey the passion of the residents for their hometown....

Stanley Kubrick s A Clockwork Orange
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Stanley Kubrick s A Clockwork Orange


  • Author : Stuart Y. McDougal
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-07-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521574889


Stanley Kubrick s A Clockwork Orange Book Description :

Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' brings together new and critically informed essays about one of the most powerful, important and controversial films ever made. Following an introduction that provides an overview of the film and its production history, a suite of essays examine the literary origins of the work, the nature of cinematic violence, questions of gender and the film's treatment of sexuality, and the difficulties of adapting an invented language ('nadsat') for the screen. This volume also includes two contemporary and conflicting reviews by Roger Hughes and Pauline Kael, a detailed glossary of 'nadsat' and stills from the film....

South Orange

South Orange


  • Author : Naoma Welk
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738509744


South Orange Book Description :

With more than two hundred vintage photographs, South Orange presents a distinctive view of a village that has evolved from a rural to a sophisticated landscape. Situated next to a two-thousand-five-hundred-acre forest preserve filled with wildlife, South Orange is just a half-hour drive from Manhattan. In the early 1800s, South Orange was popular for its reputation as a healthy, relaxing destination-an escape from the increasingly industrial big-city landscapes of the region. Today, this bedroom community presents a unique mix of cosmopolitan and suburban environments. South Orange follows the village through growth and development, illustrating how it has maintained much of its original character. The many extant homes in a wide variety of late-arc...

Orange

Orange


  • Author : Harry W. Jones
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 1998-06-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738586331


Orange Book Description :

The history of Orange can be traced to 1639 when the Reverend Peter Prudden and a group of his followers from Wethersfield Colony founded a settlement in this remarkable area. Separated from Milford and incorporated in 1822, the town was named after William of Orange in gratitude of his assistance to early American colonists. In its early years the town was a rural farm community and remained so until after World War II. Many of the families who reside in town are descendants of the earliest European settlers. These families have been instrumental in preserving the charm of an open space, rural community whose spirit remains refreshing. In the over two hundred photographs included in this title are faces from many generations and time periods. The im...

The Orange Riots

The Orange Riots


  • Author : Michael Allen Gordon
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801427541


The Orange Riots Book Description :

In this book Michael A. Gordon examines the causes and consequences of the tragic and bloody "Orange Riots" that rocked New York City in 1870 and 1871. On July 12 of both years, groups of Irish Catholics clashed with Irish Protestants marching to commemorate the victory of 1690 at the Battle of the Boyne that confirmed the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. The violence of 1870 left eight people dead; a year later, more than sixty died. Reconstructing the events of July 12 in those years, Gordon provides a riveting and richly detailed account of the riots. He maintains that they stemmed from more than religious hatred or generations of oppression in Ireland. Rather, both years bear witness to a struggle between two profoundly different visions of the ...

Agent Orange on Trial

Agent Orange on Trial


  • Author : Peter H. Schuck
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674010264


Agent Orange on Trial Book Description :

Recounts the courtroom confrontation between millions of ex-soldiers, the chemical industry and the federal government, from the first stirrings of the lawyers in 1978 to the court plan to distribute a record two-hundred-million-dollar settlement in 1985...

Orange

Orange


  • Author : Phil Brigandi
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0738559059


Orange Book Description :

Located in the heart of Orange County, the City of Orange has a rich history in the citrus industry and beyond. Founded in 1871 as an agricultural community, the town flourished with the growth of orange and lemon trees in the early 1900s. Downtown Orange grew up around the iconic plaza, with its distinctive circular park and classic fountain. The surrounding neighborhoods filled with homes that reflected architectural styles from the 1880s to the 1940s. As late as 1950, Orange was still just a little town of 10,000 people. Despite the enormous postwar residential growth throughout the county and a tenfold population explosion in the city itself, the community has retained much of the small-town feel of yesteryear....

Veterans and Agent Orange

Veterans and Agent Orange


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309107082


Veterans and Agent Orange Book Description :

From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of U.S. base camps and outlying fire-support bases. In response to concerns and continuing uncertainty about the long-term health effects of the sprayed herbicides on Vietnam veterans, Veterans and Agent Orange provides a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam. The 2006 report is the seventh volume in this series of biennial updates. It will be of interest to policy makers and physicians in...