The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in by David Jaher

By David Jaher

Background comes alive during this textured account of the contention among Harry Houdini and the so-called Witch of Lime road, whose iconic lives intersected at a time whilst technological know-how was once at the verge of embracing the paranormal.

The Nineteen Twenties are well-known because the golden age of jazz and glamour, however it used to be additionally an period of fevered craving for communion with the spirit international, after the lack of thousands and thousands within the First international warfare and the Spanish-flu epidemic. A determined look for reunion with lifeless household brought on a tidal wave of self-proclaimed psychics--and, as respected media sought tales on occult phenomena, mediums grew to become celebrities.

Against this backdrop, in 1924, the gorgeous spouse of a wonderful Boston health practitioner got here to include the raging nationwide debate over Spiritualism, a flow dedicated to communique with the lifeless. newshounds dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime highway, yet she was once identified to her fans easily as Margery. Her such a lot vocal suggest was once none except Sherlock Holmes' writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed so completely in Margery's powers that he prompt her to go into a debatable contest, subsidized by way of clinical American and supplying a wide money prize to the 1st medium declared actual by means of its awesome five-man investigative committee. favorite for either her unparalleled allure and her surprising results, Margery used to be the simplest wish for the psychic perform to be empirically demonstrated. Her supernatural presents beguiled 4 of the judges. there has been just one left to convince...the acclaimed break out artist, Harry Houdini.

David Jaher's remarkable debut culminates within the showdown among Houdini, a continuing unmasker of charlatans, and Margery, the nation's such a lot credible spirit medium. The Witch of Lime road, the 1st ebook to seize their electrical public contention and the contest that introduced them into every one other's orbit, returns us to an oft-mythologized period to deepen our figuring out of its heritage, all whereas igniting our mind's eye and interesting with the undying query: Is there existence after loss of life?

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The Age of Heretics: Heroes, Outlaws and Forerunners of by ART KLEINER


Kleiner's publication The Age of Heretics (1996, Doubleday/Currency), is a historical past of the thinkers and practitioners who sparked the fashionable organizational switch stream; it used to be a finalist for the Edgar G. Booz award for the main cutting edge company publication of 1996. His impending ebook The center crew (2003, Doubleday), is an exploration of the hidden reasons of companies in motion.

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Total Quality Management: Proceedings of the first world by G. K. Kanji (auth.), Gopal K. Kanji (eds.)

By G. K. Kanji (auth.), Gopal K. Kanji (eds.)

In this publication best specialists together with George field, Noriaki Kano, Yoshio Kondo, John Oakland and James Harrington, examine and record a variety of points of overall caliber administration. Contributions diversity from discussions of the foundations, procedure, tradition, management, eduction and benchmarking to international category adventure and attaining excellence either within the production and repair industries. With over a hundred contributions this ebook is a useful source for the full caliber managment trip. will probably be of distinct curiosity to educationalists, lecturers, senior managers and administrators, and caliber practitioners from either the private and non-private sectors.

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Decline of the West, Vol 1 - Form & Actuality by Oswald Spengler

By Oswald Spengler

On account that its first book in volumes among 1918-1923, The Decline of the West has ranked as some of the most greatly learn and such a lot spoke of books of our time. In all its a variety of variants, it has offered approximately 100,000 copies. A twentieth-century Cassandra, Oswald Spengler completely probed the starting place and "fate" of our civilization, and the outcome might be (and has been) learn as a prophesy of the Nazi regime. His demanding perspectives have resulted in harsh feedback through the years, however the wisdom and eloquence that went into his sweeping research of Western tradition have stored The Decline of the West alive. because the face of Germany and Europe as a complete maintains to alter every day, The Decline of the West can't be missed.

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Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol II: Selected by Ali Sayigh

By Ali Sayigh

This e-book offers insights on a wide spectrum of renewable and sustainable strength applied sciences from the world’s prime specialists. It highlights the most recent achievements in coverage, examine and functions, maintaining readers up to date on development during this swiftly advancing box. designated reports of technological breakthroughs and optimizations are contextualized with in-depth examinations of experimental and business installations, connecting lab techniques to good fortune within the field. The quantity comprises chosen papers provided at technical and plenary classes on the global Renewable strength Congress, the world's most efficient convention on renewable strength and sustainable improvement. Held each years, the Congress offers a world discussion board that draws enormous quantities of delegates from greater than 60 international locations.

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Socialism and Democracy in Czechoslovakia: 1945-1948 by M. R. Myant

By M. R. Myant

This booklet is ready the political, social and fiscal adjustments in Czechoslovakia within the years 1945- 1948. In 1945 the 'national revolution' confirmed the Communist celebration because the dominant strength inside of a coalition executive. The major Communists then developed the assumption of a particular Czechoslovak highway to socialism which may skip the 'dictatorship of the proletariat'. by means of analysing intimately the innovative occasions and the society that emerged from them, the booklet demonstrates that there has been a true danger of constructing a different version of socialism containing a plurality of events and a tremendous deepest zone. Such pondering, besides the fact that, used to be successfully led to February 1948, whilst the Communist get together validated a monopoly of strength. the basic explanations of this variation within the party's procedure are to be came upon, it truly is argued, within the foreign state of affairs. The February occasions have been of foreign importance as they proven the department of Europe into blocs. The concluding bankruptcy exhibits how very important they have been for the next improvement of Czechoslovak society.

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