• Author : The Paragon Hotel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780735210769
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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A gun moll with a knack for disappearing flees from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland's Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and "Nobody" Alice James has just arrived in Oregon with a bullet wound, a lifetime's experience battling the New York Mafia, and fifty thousand dollars in illicit cash. She befriends Max, a black Pullman porter who reminds her achingly of home and who saves Alice by leading her to the Paragon Hotel. But her unlikely sanctuary turns out to be an all-black hotel in a Jim Crow city, and its lodgers seem unduly terrified of a white woman on the premises. As she meets the churlish Dr. Pendleton, the stately Mavereen, and the club chanteuse Blossom Fontaine, she understands their dread. The Ku Klux Klan has arrived in Portland in fearful numbers--burning crosses, electing officials, infiltrating newspapers, and brutalizing blacks. And only Alice and her new Paragon "family" are searching for a missing mulatto child who has mysteriously vanished into the woods. To untangle the web of lies and misdeeds around her, Alice will have to answer for her own past, too. A richly imagined novel starring two indomitable heroines, The Paragon Hotel at once plumbs the darkest parts of America's past and the most redemptive facets of humanity. From international-bestselling, multi-award-nominated writer Lyndsay Faye, it's a masterwork of historical suspense.


  • Author : Dead Men and Broken Hearts
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-06-07
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780857385536
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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November 1956. While the world is gripped by the Suez Crisis, investigator Lennox has more immediate concerns, like getting his life and his business back on track. So, when a woman comes into his office and hires him to follow her two-timing husband, it seems the perfect case. Straightforward, typical - if a little sordid - and most of all, legal. But as he begins to dig deeper, Lennox realizes that this is no ordinary case of marital infidelity. He finds himself caught by the police in a room with a dead body; pursued by shadowy members of the intelligence community; and once more a target of the Three Kings, the crime bosses who between them run Glasgow's underworld. Lennox must again draw on the violent, war-damaged part of his personality that he has tried to keep buried, in order to survive...


  • Author : Vietnam Cambodia Laos Footprint Handbook
  • Publisher : Footprint Travel Guides
  • Release Date : 2013-02-22
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781907263644
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Whether you want to experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, feel the eeriness of the Plain of Jars, gaze at the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat or head down the Mekong on a slow boat, you can do all this and more with Footprint's totally revised and updated 4th edition Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Handbook. With in-depth coverage of all three countries this guidebook is perfect if you are planning a trip to this stunning region. Extensive, thoroughly researched information which will help you plan your trip as well as advise you on the ground. *Including an extensive planning section and suggestions for getting off the beaten track * Eating, sleeping and drinking listings for every budget * Features information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you're travelling for one week or one month *The heart of the guide is divided by country with each section offering an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant * Each section has an overview map, local information on how to get around with transport and street maps where relevant, a short history of the region, thorough advice on what to see and do and a directory of key local information on banks, embassies, internet cafes, medical and services * Full-colour mini atlas to help you get your bearings and plan your journeys From the vivid rice paddies of Vietnam to Phnom Penh, the fascinating modern day capital of Cambodia, to laid-back Laos and its picture-postcard gilded temples, Footprint's fully updated 4th edition will help you get to the heart of this exquisite region and charming people.


  • Author : Sydney Architecture
  • Publisher : UNSW Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0868403911
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Provides us with a wonderful insight into Sydney's finest and most interesting architecture. Superb photographs by John Callanan and delightful sketches by John Haskell combine to present a sophisticated picture of this stunning city. Designed as an introductory guide, Sydneysiders and tourists alike will discover unsuspected dimensions to our cultural heritage in this stylish new guide.


  • Author : Barclays United States Ninth Circuit Service
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105061157082
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Zanzibar to Sinkiang
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date :
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781445737638
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : From the Imjin to the Hook
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2013-06-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781783469659
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The British Armys considerable contribution to The Korean War 1950 1953 was largely composed of conscripts or national servicemen. Plucked from civilian life on a lottery basis and given a short basic training, some like Jim Jacobs volunteered for overseas duty and suddenly found themselves in the thick of a war as intensive and dangerous as anything the Second World War had had to offer.As a member of 170 Independent Mortar Battery RA from March 1951 to June 1952 Jim was in the frontline at the famous Battle of the Imjin River. By great luck, he evaded capture and death unlike so many. He returned to the UK only to volunteer again for a second tour with 120 Light Battery from March 1953 to March 1954. During this period, he was in the thick of the action at the Third Battle of the Hook during May 1953.In this gripping memoir, Jim calmly and geographically recounts his experiences and emotions from joining the Army through training, the journeys by troopship and, most importantly, on active service in the atrocious and terrifying war fighting that went on in a very foreign place.


  • Author : The New South Wales Weekly Notes
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1920
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : CHI:67918645
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : China Business Guide
  • Publisher : China Knowledge Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Pages : 660
  • ISBN : 9789814163002
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A comprehensive business guide covering entire China with directory and other useful contacts.


  • Author : Australian Hotelier
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924059638183
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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