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Newsweek Condensed Books: Sarah Bernhardt and Her World, My Mother / My Self, Snow, The Amityville Horror, The Guggenheims
Newsweek Condensed Books Sarah Bernhardt and Her World My Mother / My Self Snow The Amityville Horror The Guggenheims Author:Joanna Richardson, Nancy Friday, Ruth Kirk, Jay Anson, John H. Davis Sarah Bernhardt and Her World by Joanna Richardson — The prolific biographer sets the great Sarah Bernhardt, actress and woman, against a decor as brilliant as any that graced a Parisian theater: the decor of 1844 - 1923, her seventy-nine resplendent, tumultuous cosmopolitan years. For over fifty years Sarah was the most famous woman in France, a... more »nd the most famous and notorious actress in the world.
My Mother / My Self: The Daughter's Search for Identity by Nancy Friday
She explores the delicate and complex relationship of mother-daughter. Every woman is a daughter, and in this startlingly frank, provocative study based on hundreds of interviews and written in consultation with leading authorities, every woman, whether she is sixteen and just starting out on a life of her own or a grandmother of sixty will recognize the pain and joy of her own mother-daughter relationship and find new understanding of her mother and herself.
Snow by Ruth Kirk
Well-known for her nature writing, she presents a highly readable portrayal of the role of snow in determining human and animal destiny. Millions of people "think snow" every winter, but the audience for this book goes far beyond skiers. Snow has had an unbelievable influence on the shape of the land and the history of mankind. Kirk writes perceptively on the secrets of animals and aboriginal people of surviving in snow, of glaciers, continental ice sheets, blizzards, avalanches, and of the appalling hazards of arctic and antarctic exploration.
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
He tells the frightening story of what happened when, on December 18, 1975, a young family of five moved into their new home, complete with finished basement, swimming pool, and boathouse. Twenty-eight days later, they fled, leaving most of their belongings behind. Shortly after they moved in, the owners of the house, the Lutz family, were to embark on the most terrifying experience of their lives.
The Guggenheims: An American Epic by John H. Davis
The story of the Guggenheims, one of the richest and most influential families in American history. Their name is everywhere in our culture. More than the story of the making of a huge fortune, more than an account of genteel philanthropy, this book is a masterful portrait of a group of extraordinary people whose influence on contemporary civilization is unparalleled.