In The Onyx Lobby

Author: Carolyn Wells
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Excerpt-Well, by the Great Catamaran! I think it's the most footle business I ever heard of! A regulation, clinker-built, angle-iron, sunk-hinge family feud, carried on by two women! Women! conducting a feud! They might as well conduct a bakery!" "I daresay they could do even that! Women have been known to bake—with a fair degree of success!" "Of course, of course,—but baking and conducting a bakery are not identical propositions. Women are all right, in their place,—which, by the way, is not necessarily in the home,—but a family feud, of all things, calls for masculine management and skill." Sir Herbert Binney stood by the massive mantelpiece in the ornate living-room of the Prall apartment. The Campanile Apartment House came into being with the century, and though its type was now superseded by the plain, flat stucco of the newer buildings, yet it haughtily flaunted its elaborate façade and its deeply embrasured windows with the pride of an elder day. Its onyx lobby, lined with massive pillars, had once been the talk of the neighborhood, and the black and white tessellated floor of the wide entrance hall was as black and as white as ever.

In The Onyx Lobby

Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781358758232
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The Carolyn Wells Mystery Megapack

Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479403105
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Carolyn Wells was an American author of mysteries, verse, humor, and children's books. In 1910 she decided to devote herself to mysteries and became an early master of the genre, creating two memorable sleuths: Pennington Wise and Fleming Stone. Earlier in her career, she penned two humorous stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and a plethora of other great detectives, both of which are included here. Sherlock Holmes mysteries: THE ADVENTURE OF THE CLOTHES-LINE (1912) THE ADVENTURE OF THE "MONA LISA" (1915) Pennington Wise mysteries: THE ROOM WITH THE TASSLES (1918) THE MAN WHO FELL THROUGH THE EARTH (1919) IN THE ONYX LOBBY (1920) THE COME BACK (1921) THE LUMINOUS FACE (1921) THE VANISHING OF BETTY VARIAN (1922) Fleming Stone Mysteries: THE GOLD BAG (1911) A CHAIN OF EVIDENCE (1912) THE CURVED BLADES (1915) THE MARK OF CAIN (1917) VICKY VAN (1918) THE DIAMOND PIN (1919) RASPBERRY JAM (1920) THE MYSTERY OF THE SYCAMORE (1921) THE MYSTERY GIRL (1922) If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more! (Sort by publication date to see the most recent releases.)

Onyx Emerald The Little Skinny Story

Author: David Michael Hill
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1632492571
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After years of labor work from the beginning of his working life from 1972 to 1999, and playing in his band, Johnny Higgins had a nervous breakdown that he at first didn't understand…Then found that God had brought about some changes, blessing his 27 years of laboring, much as 27 years of wasted gifts in a talented life had been cursed so often for rock n rollers. The story of Johnny Higgins-Gould or Gould-Higgins picks up where it left off here in the Onyx and Emerald—The amazing Little Skinny Story.

Forty Eight Land

Author: Larry Dudley
Publisher: The Hudson Press
ISBN: 0983144826
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Forty-Eight Land by Larry Dudley In June 1940, at the very moment the Nazis are occupying Paris, Roy Hawkins, a young Anglo-American agent working for MI6, receives orders rushing him to 48 Land British Intelligence's slang for the U.S. and its 48 states. Shaken by the fall of France, deeply disillusioned, angered and embittered by the West's failure to head off the Nazis, and fighting burnout, Hawkins learns Britain wants him undercover as an agent in his father's country. Outraged, he initially refuses he will not jeopardize his ability to return to the US but for a friend he agrees to take one temporary assignment. Forced to make himself a stranger in a land he wants to see as home, always on guard, Hawkins finds the America he expected to find is now an alien, topsy-turvey place obsessed with "Fortress America" with a powerful right wing on the rise. His alienation deepens when he trails a Nazi agent to the elite Saratoga racing meet, discovers rot beneath the glamor and glitter, and wonders if there's anyone left who isn't corrupt, including some of the nation's leading financiers and a powerful radio commentator. He's tempted to take a generous offer to join the F.B.I. and walk away. But when he discovers a conspiracy that jeopardizes everything America stands for, he has to act, even though he knows he may lose the great new love he's found.

Denver S Early Architecture

Author: James Bretz
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439625018
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In spite of its relentless reputation as a “cow town,” Denver has grown from a dusty prairie burg into a thriving metropolis nestled against the foothills of the great Rocky Mountains. Gold brought the area’s first settlers in the 1850s, and mining camps sprouted up along the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. The first rudimentary structures of canvas, mud, and logs were soon replaced with sturdy buildings made of brick, stone, and wood, in what is now affectionately referred to as “Lodo” or the lower downtown district. City growth worked its way uptown and to the east from this neighborhood of houses, hotels, shops, and commercial buildings, eventually encompassing Capitol Hill. Many well-known people worked and lived in downtown Denver and Capitol Hill, including the infamous Margaret “Molly” Brown of Titanic fame, railroad man David Moffat, merchant prince Charles Boettcher, druggist-turned-entrepreneur Walter Scott Cheesman, and Denver’s notorious lovers, Horace Tabor and his wife “Baby Doe.”

Bring The Noise

Author: Simon Reynolds
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 159376460X
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Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop’s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s own passionate analysis. With all the energy and insight you would expect from the author of Rip It Up and Start Again, Bring the Noise tracks the alternately fraught and fertile relationship between white bohemia and black street music. The selections transmit the immediacy of their moment while offering a running commentary on the broader enduring questions of race and resistance, multiculturalism, and division. From grunge to grime, from Madchester to the Dirty South, Bring the Noise chronicles hip hop and alternative rock’s competing claims to be the cutting edge of innovation and the voice of opposition in an era of conservative backlash. Alert to both the vivid detail and the big picture, Simon Reynolds has shaped a compelling narrative that cuts across a thrillingly turbulent two-decade period of pop music.


Author: Mark Sundquist
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439640017
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The Puget Sound region was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years before settlers arrived. After initially landing at Alki Beach in West Seattle, the Denny Party established a settlement on the eastern shores of Elliott Bay in 1852. For years, the cultural and commercial life centered around Yesler's Wharf and Sawmill. The city grew rapidly following the 1870s after the discovery of coal in the Cascade foothills. The entire commercial district was incinerated in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, but it was quickly rebuilt out of enduring brick and stone. The city stumbled economically following the Panic of 1893, but it recovered after the Klondike Gold Rush began in 1897. By the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle was the undisputed leader in the Pacific Northwest.