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White Ghosts

Author : Will Rhode
ISBN : 0743440307
Genre : British
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When Michael receives a distress call from Sean, he drops everything to get on the first plane to Hong Kong. Frustrated with post-University life in London, he relishes the prospect of joining an exclusive community of young, overpaid expatriates amid the glamorous skyscrapers of the Far East, and, of course, rescuing his heartbroken best mate. But Michael soon realizes that the alluring veneer of Hong Kong holds a dark side. His so-called friends are taking recreational indulgence to the extreme, milking the time and the place for every last drop of colonial excess. With the Handover to Chinese rule looming, Michael finds that it's no easy feat to fit in. And he still has feelings for Candy, Sean's beautiful Eurasian girlfriend. And then the deaths start happening. When Candy goes missing, Michael fears he knows the truth. After all, he knows all about his best friend Sean -- the porn, the prostitutes, the drugs, the depression and, most important of all, the terrible secret they share from school...

White Ghosts

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In 1922, white colonialists in China see themselves as an impregnable supreme race. But when thousands of devastated Russian refugees fleeing the Bolsheviks arrive in Shanghai, the propriety of racism comes under threat.A Russian journalist, Klim Rogov, finds himself with his back to the wall, rejected by both the whites and the Chinese. But even being one of the "fallen gods" who should be out of sight, he still tries to rise from ashes.

White Ghost Girls

Author : Alice Greenway
ISBN : 9781848877788
Genre : Fiction
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Two sisters grow together and apart into their emerging selves. Frankie pulses with curiosity and risk; Kate is watchful, all eyes and ears. Immersed in the heat and colours of Hong Kong in the 1960s, theirs is a world of fishermen and insurgents, temple gods and ghosts, of blinding light and dark, dark waters. As Frankie's behaviour becomes more and more outrageous in her defiant attempt to win her parents' attention, Kate retreats into a quiet desperation, unable to act to save the soul for whom she would sacrifice everything - Frankie.

The White Ghost

Author : James R. Benn
ISBN : 9781616955120
Genre : Fiction
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In the Pacific during WWII, Billy Boyle must discover if skipper, and future president, Jack Kennedy is a cold-blooded killer. 1943: In the midst of the brutal, hard-fought Solomon Islands campaign between the Allies and the Japanese forces, Lieutenant Billy Boyle receives an odd assignment: he’s sent by the powerful Kennedy family to investigate a murder in which PT skipper (and future president) Jack Kennedy has been implicated. The victim is a native coastwatcher, an allied intelligence operative, whom Kennedy discovered on the island of Tulagi with his head bashed in. That’s Kennedy’s story, anyhow. Kennedy was recovering in the Navy hospital on the island after the sinking of his PT-109 motor torpedo boat. The military hasn’t decided yet whether to make him a hero for surviving the attack, or have him court-martialed for losing the boat, and the last thing the Kennedy clan wants is a murder charge hanging over his head. Billy knows firsthand that he shouldn’t trust Jack: the man is a charmer, a womanizer, and, when it suits his needs, a liar. But would he kill someone in cold blood? And if so, why? The first murder is followed by two more, and to find the killer, Billy must sort through a tangled, shifting web of motives and identities, even as combat rages all around him.

White House Ghosts

Author : Robert Schlesinger
ISBN : 9781416565352
Genre : History
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In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often hidden role played by the men and women who help presidents find the words they hope will define their places in history. Drawing on scores of interviews with White House scribes and on extensive archival research, Schlesinger weaves intimate, amusing, compelling stories that provide surprising insights into the personalities, quirks, egos, ambitions, and humor of these presidents as well as how well or not they understood the bully pulpit. White House Ghosts traces the evolution of the presidential speechwriter's job from Raymond Moley under FDR through such luminaries as Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., under JFK, Jack Valenti and Richard Goodwin under LBJ, William Safire and Pat Buchanan under Nixon, Hendrik Hertzberg and James Fallows under Carter, and Peggy Noonan under Reagan, to the "Troika" of Michael Gerson, John McConnell, and Matthew Scully under George W. Bush. White House Ghosts tells the fascinating inside stories behind some of the most iconic presidential phrases: the first inaugural of FDR ("the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ") and JFK ("ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country"), Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" and Ronald Reagan's "tear down this wall" speeches, Bill Clinton's ending "the era of big government" State of the Union, and George W. Bush's post-9/11 declaration that "whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done" -- and dozens of other noteworthy speeches. The book also addresses crucial questions surrounding the complex relationship between speechwriter and speechgiver, such as who actually crafted the most memorable phrases, who deserves credit for them, and who has claimed it. Schlesinger tells the story of the modern American presidency through this unique prism -- how our chief executives developed their very different rhetorical styles and how well they grasped the rewards of reaching out to the country. White House Ghosts is dramatic, funny, gripping, surprising, serious -- and always entertaining.

Summary White House Ghosts

Author : BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN : 9782511002933
Genre : Political Science
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The must-read summary of Robert Schlesinger's book: “White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters”. This complete summary of "White House Ghosts" by Robert Schlesinger, a prominent journalist and blogger, presents his argument that much can be learned about modern presidency by analyzing who was in charge of writing presidential speeches. He examines some of the most iconic speeches from the best-known presidents and reveals how these hidden men and women have helped to shape and define history. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the important role of presidential speech writers • Expand your knowledge of American history and politics To learn more, read "White House Ghosts" and discover the complex relationship between presidents and their speech writers and how they work together to create the most memorable rhetoric possible.

White Ghosts

Author : Richard J Carroll
ISBN : 1839450215
Genre : Fiction
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Historical epic White Ghosts is set against the tumultuous background of Brisbane's founding, a saga of three generations of the Petrie family spanning one hundred years. Newspaperman Thomas Dowse once dubbed Andrew Petrie the "father of Brisbane" for his role in establishing the town. Besides being the architect/builder of some of Brisbane's fine old buildings, Andrew was an accomplished explorer. Eldest son John became the city's first mayor in 1859 while Tom - the town of Petrie was named after him - is well known as a pioneer and for his intimate relationship with the Aboriginal people of south-east Queensland. Tom's daughter Constance recorded his experiences and knowledge in "Tom Petrie's Reminiscences of Early Queensland", a work widely recognised as an authority on Aboriginal customs and culture. In 1824 felon Sean Kelly arrives at Moreton Bay as part of a contingent of soldiers and convicts to establish a penal colony. Local Aboriginal tribes face a dilemma: resist or succumb? Meanwhile, in Edinburgh, Andrew Petrie witnesses the massive fire that destroys a large section of the city. From the wilds of Moreton Bay to the streets of Edinburgh and Sydney, from the southern goldfields back to the notorious penal colony at Brisbane this gripping tale explores the notions of payback, resilience, survival, love against all odds, the clash of cultures and reconciliation. The novel also examines relationships between blacks and whites on the violent Queensland frontier. While White Ghosts is fiction, deep down it is a meticulously researched, moving history of early Queensland.

The Ghost Of White Hart Lane

Author : Julie Welch
ISBN : 9781407092294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Had John lived, he could have been one of the greatest footballers of all time' Jimmy Greaves When John White was killed by a bolt of lightning in 1964, the football world was rocked by the tragedy. White was just 27 years of age. Nicknamed the 'Ghost' for the way that he could drift into space undetected, White played inside-forward for the great double-winning Tottenham Hotspur side of the early sixties. British football was entering a golden period and Bill Nicholson's free-flowing Spurs side was right at the forefront. White himself was on the cusp of greatness. Even alongside giants of the game like Dave Mackay and Danny Blanchflower, he stood out as a playmaker with incredible vision and touch. White lifted the European Cup Winners' Cup for Spurs (the first European trophy won by any British side) and gained 22 caps for Scotland, but he was also a family man. Six months before he died, his beloved wife Sandra, gave birth to their second child, a son called Rob. Rob White never knew his father. The man who was known by hundreds of thousands of football fans across the country, was a complete stranger to him. The Ghost of White Hart Lane is the result of interviews with his father's teammates, followers, and family members. Within these pages Rob White and Julie Welch have built up a portrait, not only of a brilliant and gifted young man, but also of a lost era.

Joe White And The Seven Ghosts

Author : Saundra Crum Akers
ISBN : 9781484942710
Genre : Fiction
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Serial killer Joe White made the mistake of his life when he killed and buried psychic Dixie Jackson with other victims at an isolated and ruined old house. Temporarily Dixie is unable to function as she learns the new rules and how to function in her new situation, but she refuses to sink into apathy or give up. She wants justice and is marshalling the energies of the other women to achieve it. Somehow they have to stop the killer from killing again. Joe White and the Seven Ghosts is the thrilling and suspenseful story of a deranged killer and his victims' supernatural revenge emanating from beyond the grave.

Ghost Of The White Nights

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9781429913850
Genre : Fiction
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of Of Tangible Ghosts and The Ghost of the Revelator, sets the Ghost Books series in a fascinating alternative world in which ghosts are real, the United States never came into existence, and Russia is still ruled by the Romanovs. Professor Johan Eschbach's lovely wife Llysette du Boise, a refugee from the burning remains of France and a world-famous vocalist, has been invited to provide a command performance for the Russian Imperial household. Johan accompanies her, allowing him to work on the oil concession in Russian Alaska that Columbia so desperately needs and do some spying on the side. Johan's espionage is carried out against the backdrop of the famous white nights of St. Petersburg, the nearly Arctic midsummer when the sun barely dips below the horizon and the sky seems to dissolve in ivory light. But even the oil shortage will fade to insignificance when Johan discovers what new weapons technology the Russians are developing, a threat even more fearsome than the atomic bombs of Austro-Hungary. The Ghost Books #1 Of Tangible Ghosts #2 The Ghost of the Revelator #3 Ghost of the White Nights #1-2 Ghosts of Columbia A shocking novel of what could happen if the fanatical defense of the environment crossed the line into deadly terror. When environmental consultant Jack McDarvid's boss is killed in a shootout near the Capitol, McDarvid becomes enmeshed in a diabolical plot behind the scenes of the environmental movement. Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other Books The Green Progression Hammer of Darkness The Parafaith War Adiamante Gravity Dreams The Octagonal Raven Archform: Beauty The Ethos Effect Flash The Eternity Artifact The Elysium Commission Viewpoints Critical Haze Empress of Eternity The One-Eyed Man Solar Express At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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