Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2015-12-29 ISBN :0143128248 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (143 users)
Download or read book West of Sunset written by Stewart O'Nan and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-12-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A “mesmerizing and haunting” (The Boston Globe) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to an asylum and his finances in ruin, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Those last three years of Fitzgerald’s life are the focus of Stewart O’Nan’s graceful and elegiac novel West of Sunset. With flashbacks to Fitzgerald’s glamorous Jazz Age past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and their daughter, Scottie. The Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel’s romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. Written with striking grace and subtlety, this is a wise and intimate portrait of a man trying his best to hold together a world that’s flying apart.
Publisher :Icon Books Release Date :2018-05-17 ISBN :1785784404 Pages :352 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (785 users)
Download or read book Black Sunset written by Clancy Sigal and published by Icon Books. This book was released on 2018-05-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde, and a gun ... Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'Raymond Chandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later be the inspiration for Doris Lessing's 'Saul Green') is just back from fighting in the Second World War and an abortive solo attempt to assassinate Hermann Goering at the Nurenburg trials. Charming his way into a job as an agent with the Sam Jaffe agency, Sigal plunges into a chaotic Hollywood peopled by fast women, washed-up screenwriters, wily directors, and starstruck FBI agents trailing 'subversives'. He parties with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Tony Curtis and an anxious Peter Lorre, who becomes a drinking buddy. But this is the era of the Hollywood Blacklist and Sigal, like many of his contemporaries, is subpoenaed to testify before the HUAC. Will he give up the list of nine names, burning a hole in his pocket, to save his own skin? Hilarious, touching, intimate and revealing: Sigal’s memoir reads like a forgotten hardboiled detective novel and has all the makings of an instant classic.
Publisher :Univ of California Press Release Date :2007-02-06 ISBN :0520251644 Pages :615 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (52 users)
Download or read book Sunset Limited written by Richard J. Orsi and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2007-02-06 with total page 615 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An extraordinary book by a master historian! Orsi demonstrates that the Southern Pacific was not simply a predatory corporation obsessed with maximizing its profits and political power; it had a strong sense of the public good and a devotion to building stable, prosperous communities. This superb book should be required reading for all historians of the West, business, and the environment."—Donald J. Pisani, author of Water and American Government “This deep and extensive examination of the Southern Pacific's development activities in California will encourage readers to look beyond the overblown rhetoric of the railroad's many political enemies and see afresh its many positive economic accomplishments as it worked to build the Twentieth-Century West. Orsi’s presentation is as luminous as it is impressive”—Carlos Schwantes, author of Going Places: Transportation Redefines the Twentieth Century West “This brilliantly researched and beautifully written study of one of America's greatest railroads offers wonderful insights into both transportation and Western history. Orsi places the early history of the Southern Pacific Railroad in proper focus by skillfully untangling the long-standing Octopus myth. This work deserves to be called a landmark in the field.”—H. Roger Grant, author of Follow the Flag: A History of the Wabash Railroad Company "Sunset Limited illuminates not only the workings and ambitions of the Southern Pacific railroad but teaches us a great deal about the late nineteenth and early twentieth century American West as well. This is a wonderful scholarly study: remarkably thorough, ambitious, and gracefully rendered."—William Deverell, author of Railroad Crossing: Californians and the Railroad, 1850-1910
Publisher :Voyageur Press Release Date :2012-11-15 ISBN :1610586883 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (61 users)
Download or read book The Route 66 Encyclopedia written by Jim Hinckley and published by Voyageur Press. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2018-06-01 ISBN :1493029843 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (493 users)
Download or read book Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area written by Linda Hamilton and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-06-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lace up your boots and sample forty of the finest trails the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. This guide covers every corner of this beautiful and diverse region, leading you to roaring waterfalls and wind-whipped mountaintops, verdant forests and wildflower-covered meadows. See majestic redwoods in the nature lover's cathedral in Muir woods, watch for whales along Lighthouse Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore, or wander through military history in The Presidio. Veteran hiker and Bay Area native Linda Hamilton will introduce you to these trails and many more.
Publisher : Release Date :1884 ISBN : Pages :498 pages Rating Book:4.R/5 ( users)
Download or read book Monthly Weather Review written by United States. Weather Bureau and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 498 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Dog Ear Publishing Release Date :2007-03-01 ISBN :1598583212 Pages :466 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (598 users)
Download or read book Traveling Michigan's Sunset Coast written by Julie Albrecht Royce and published by Dog Ear Publishing. This book was released on 2007-03-01 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part One of Traveling Michigan's Sunset Coast is your travel guide. It provides information on adventures waiting along the western shore - from places to play and places to stay to plenty of eateries along the way. Part Two is a bit of history and a bit of fun. It is a beach read for your travels. You will learn about lighthouses, ghosts, coastal critters and creatures, shipwrecks, and famous and infamous people with Lake Michigan ties.
Publisher :Center Point Release Date :2015-04-01 ISBN :9781628995022 Pages :500 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (995 users)
Download or read book West of Sunset written by Stewart O'Nan and published by Center Point. This book was released on 2015-04-01 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood--a sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted"--
Publisher : Release Date :2006 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (355 users)
Download or read book SR 28 (Sunset Highway), Eastside Corridor Project written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Anchor Release Date :2019-05-07 ISBN :0385543174 Pages :384 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (385 users)
Download or read book The Castle on Sunset written by Shawn Levy and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2019-05-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since 1929, Hollywood’s brightest stars have flocked to the Chateau Marmont as if it were a second home. An apartment building-turned-hotel, the Chateau has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: where director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies; John Belushi suffered a fatal overdose; and Lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50,000 in charges in less than two months. But despite its mythic reputation, much of what has happened inside the Chateau’s walls has eluded the public eye—until now. With wit and insight, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, the births and deaths to which the hotel has been a party. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, The Castle on Sunset is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2002-01-14 ISBN :9780521800907 Pages :552 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (8 users)
Download or read book Astronomy written by Michael Zeilik and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-01-14 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ninth edition of this successful textbook describes the full range of the astronomical universe and how astronomers think about the cosmos.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2016-01-05 ISBN :0698197844 Pages :400 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (698 users)
Download or read book Stars Over Sunset Boulevard written by Susan Meissner and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2016-01-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this novel from the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship. Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie.... Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet...until each woman’s deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED