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All That Heaven Allows

Author : Mark Griffin
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 662 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2018-12-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780062408877

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The inspiration for the HBO® Original Documentary, Rock Hudson: All that Heaven Allowed, airing June 28! The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. “Mark Griffin paints a vivid portrait of a man who lived a double life in order to maintain his status as a movie star. Griffin’s sources are candid but credible, which makes the book a real page-turner. I came away admiring Hudson all the more, and feeling sad for the secret existence that Hollywood demanded of its leading men in the 1950s and 60s.” — Leonard Maltin, author of Hooked on Hollywood: Discoveries from a Lifetime of Film Fandom Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, he reigned supreme as the king of Hollywood. As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty introduced him to a whole new generation of fans. The icon worshipped by moviegoers and beloved by his colleagues appeared to have it all. Yet beneath the suave and commanding star persona, there was an insecure, deeply conflicted, and all too vulnerable human being. Growing up poor in Winnetka, Illinois, Hudson was abandoned by his biological father, abused by an alcoholic stepfather, and controlled by his domineering mother. Despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Hudson was determined to become an actor at all costs. After signing with the powerful but predatory agent Henry Willson, the young hopeful was transformed from a clumsy, tongue-tied truck driver into Universal Studio’s resident Adonis. In a more conservative era, Hudson’s wholesome, straight arrow screen image was at odds with his closeted homosexuality. As a result of his gay relationships and clandestine affairs, Hudson was continually threatened with public exposure, not only by scandal sheets like Confidential but by a number of his own partners. For years, Hudson dodged questions concerning his private life, but in 1985 the public learned that the actor was battling AIDS. The disclosure that such a revered public figure had contracted the illness focused worldwide attention on the epidemic. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with co-stars, family members and former companions, All That Heaven Allows delivers a complete and nuanced portrait of one of the most fascinating stars in cinema history. Griffin provides new details concerning Hudson’s troubled relationships with wife Phyllis Gates and boyfriend Marc Christian. And here, for the first time, is an in-depth exploration of Hudson’s classic films, including Written on the Wind, A Farewell to Arms, and the cult favorite Seconds. With unprecedented access to private journals, personal correspondence, and production files, Griffin pays homage to the idol whose life and death had a lasting impact on American culture.

Heaven on the Hudson

Author : Stephanie Azzarone
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Page : 239 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2022-09-27
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781531501013

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Winner, Victorian Society in America Book Awards A colorful tale of a singular New York City neighborhood and the personalities who make it special To outsiders or East Siders, Riverside Park and Riverside Drive may not have the star status of Fifth Avenue or Central Park West. But at the city’s westernmost edge, there is a quiet and beauty like nowhere else in all of New York. There are miles of mansions and monuments, acres of flora, and a breadth of wildlife ranging from Peregrine falcons to goats. It’s where the Gershwins and Babe Ruth once lived, William Randolph Hearst ensconced his paramour, and Amy Schumer owns a penthouse. Told in the uniquely personal voice of a longtime resident, Heaven on the Hudson is the only New York City book that features the history, architecture, and personalities of this often overlooked neighborhood, from the eighteenth century through the present day. Combining an extensively researched history of the area and its people with an engaging one-on-one guide to its sights, author Stephanie Azzarone sheds new light on the initial development of Riverside Park and Riverside Drive, the challenges encountered—from massive boulders to “maniacs”—and the reasons why Riverside Drive never became the “new Fifth Avenue” that promoters anticipated. From grand “country seats” to squatter settlements to multi-million-dollar residences, the book follows the neighborhood’s roller-coaster highs and lows over time. Readers will discover a trove of architectural and recreational highlights and hidden gems, including the Drive’s only freestanding privately owned villa, a tomb that’s not a tomb, and a sweet memorial to an eighteenth-century child. Azzarone also tells the stories behind Riverside’s notable and forgotten residents, including celebrities, murderers, a nineteenth-century female MD who launched the country’s first anti-noise campaign, and an Irish merchant who caused a scandal by living with an Indian princess. While much has been written about Central Park, little has focused exclusively on Riverside Drive and Riverside Park until now. Heaven on the Hudson is dedicated to sharing this West Side neighborhood’s most special secrets, the ones that, without fail, bring both pleasure and peace in a city of more than 8 million.

Heaven and Hell: Are They Real?

Author : Christopher D. Hudson
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2014-02-18
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781401680268

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It can be said that the words ôheavenö and ôhellö are thrown around flippantly these days. It seems they have become part of our vernacular without much thought or concern about what they really mean. The reality of heaven and hell is a hotly-debated topic spurring countless conversations, books, and sermons. ItÆs fashionable to have an opinion about the reality of heaven and hell, but what does the Bible really say? Heaven and Hell: Are They Real? discusses what Scripture really says about these mysterious places, giving you real, solid, reliable information. The book includes scripture quotes that capture the current interest in the reality of heaven and hell, while offering readings on heaven and hell. Also included are quotes and insights from trusted authors including Billy Graham, Randy Alcorn, C.S. Lewis, and more. For the curious reader looking for more information on heaven and hell, Heaven and Hell: Are they Real? is the perfect choice. Features include: Readings on heaven and hell Questions for digging deeper Additional content from trusted contemporary and ancient scholars Scripture from the NIV

Chaos Under Heaven

Author : Josh Rogin
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 389 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2021-03-09
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780358393832

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The explosive, behind-the-scenes story of Donald Trump’s high-stakes confrontation with Beijing, from an award-winning Washington Post columnist and peerless observer of the U.S.–China relationship There was no calm before the storm. Donald Trump’s surprise electoral victory shattered the fragile understanding between Washington and Beijing, putting the most important relationship of the twenty-first century in the hands of a novice who had bitterly attacked China from the campaign trail. Almost as soon as he entered office, Trump brought to a boil the long-simmering rivalry between the two countries, while also striking up a “friendship” with Chinese president Xi Jinping — whose manipulations of his American counterpart would undermine the White House’s already disjointed response to the historic challenge of a rising China. All the while, Trump’s own officials fought to steer U.S. policy from within. By the time the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Wuhan, Trump’s love-hate relationship with Xi had sparked a trade war, while Xi’s aggression had pushed the world to the brink of a new Cold War. But their quarrel had also forced a long-overdue reckoning within the United States over China’s audacious foreign-influence operations, horrific human rights abuses, and creeping digital despotism. Ironically, this awakening was one of the biggest foreign-policy victories of Trump’s fractious term in office. ​Filled with shocking revelations drawn from Josh Rogin’s unparalleled access to top U.S. officials from the White House and deep within the country’s foreign policy machine, Chaos Under Heaven reveals an administration at war with itself during perhaps our most urgent hour.

The Truth About Heaven

Author : Christopher Hudson
Publisher : Liberty Street
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2014-09-02
Category : Religion
ISBN : 161893354X

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What does the Bible teach us about the afterlife? Passages throughout Scripture describe both heaven and hell. This book answers all the questions about what eternity will be like for humankind by discussing the Bible's teachings on the afterlife and delivering beautiful illustrations created by artists throughout the ages. Along with compelling Scripture and beautiful art, this book is also filled with sidebars-with text from classic and modern scholars, artists, and authors who have helped interpret difficult passages from Scripture-in order to help readers better understand what may lay ahead for each human being.


Author : J. C. Pollock
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:1379830703

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Mama's Going to Heaven Soon

Author : Kathe Martin Copeland
Publisher : Augsburg Books
Page : 38 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2024-05-23
Category : Religion
ISBN : 1451412266

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A loving and supportive father tells his children that their sick mother is going to die. Includes advice for caregivers on how to talk to youngsters about death.

Far Away and Long Ago

Author : W. H. Hudson
Publisher : DigiCat
Page : 237 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2022-08-10
Category : Travel
ISBN : EAN:8596547159476

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Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson Pdf

'Far Away and Long Ago' is a biography of William Henry Hudson – known in Argentina as Guillermo Enrique Hudson. He was an Anglo-Argentine author, naturalist and ornithologist. He was born and lived his first years in a small estancia called "25 Ombues" in what is now Ingeniero Allan, Florencio Varela, Argentina.

A Window to Heaven

Author : Patrick Dean
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2021-03-02
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781643136431

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The captivating and heroic story of Hudson Stuck—an Episcopal priest—and his team's history-making summit of Denali. In 1913, four men made a months-long journey by dog sled to the base of the tallest mountain in North America. Several groups had already tried but failed to reach the top of a mountain whose size—occupying 120 square miles of the earth’s surface —and position as the Earth’s northernmost peak of more than 6,000 meters elevation make it one of the world’s deadliest mountains. Although its height from base to top is actually greater than Everest’s, it is Denali's weather, not altitude, that have caused the great majority of fatalities—over a hundred since 1903. Denali experiences weather more severe than the North Pole, with temperatures of forty below zero and winds that howl at 80 to 100 miles per hour for days at a stretch. But in 1913 none of this mattered to Hudson Stuck, a fifty-year old Episcopal priest, Harry Karstens, the hardened Alaskan wilderness guide, Walter Harper, and Robert Tatum, both just in their twenties. They were all determined to be the first to set foot on top of Denali. In A Window to Heaven, Patrick Dean brings to life this heart-pounding and spellbinding feat of this first ascent and paints a rich portrait of the frontier at the turn of the twentieth century. The story of Stuck and his team will lead us through the Texas frontier and Tennessee mountains to an encounter with Jack London at the peak of the Yukon Goldrush. We experience Stuck's awe at the rich Aleut and Athabascan indigenous traditions—and his efforts to help preserve these ways of life. Filled with daring exploration and rich history, A Window to Heaven is a brilliant and spellbinding narrative of success against the odds.

On the Edge

Author : F. Parker Hudson
Publisher : Edge Press LLC
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1999-01-15
Category : Families
ISBN : 0966661400

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The story of a family struggling through everyday life with a dark power over them so strong that they cannot find their way. If only they would listen a little harder to the other voice trying to get through to them-the voice of hope, forgiveness and love-before it's too late.

The Winds of Heaven

Author : Monica Dickens
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Electronic
ISBN : WISC:89004875431

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The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson

Author : Robert Hofler
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2006-09-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0786718021

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The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson by Robert Hofler Pdf

Henry Willson started off as a talent scout under Gone with the Wind's powerhouse mogul, David O. Selznick. The starmaker-to-be was on the lookout for promising newcomers when he received an unsolicited photograph from a movie star hopeful named Roy Fitzgerald. The photograph of the handsome young man with bad teeth not only had a career defining impact for Willson but, more importantly, it redefined Hollywood's concept of the male heartthrob. Roy Fitzgerald became Rock Hudson and, for the next twenty-five years, Henry Willson became the man behind movie "beefcake." The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson delves into Willson's life in explicit, unsparing detail. Variety reporter Robert Hofler deftly chronicles Willson's maneuvers to sidestep the FBI's investigation into Hudson's sex life; the agent's use of off-duty L.A.P.D. cops and Mob ties to scare off Hudson's blackmailers; Hudson's "arranged" marriage to Willson's secretary, Phyllis Gates; as well as Hudson's affair with a Universal Pictures vice-president to help secure starring roles. Additionally, the book discusses Willson's other star clients, including Robert Wagner, Troy Donahue, Tab Hunter, John Derek, James Darren, Chad Everett, Mike Connors, and many others.

Everlasting Sin

Author : J. S. Cooper
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2014-04-09
Category : Man-woman relationships
ISBN : 1497543177

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New standalone novel from New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author J. S. Cooper Hudson Blake Tattooed. Hot. My best friend's brother. Off-limits, except for that one night. That One Night Cannot be spoken of. Cannot be thought of. Cannot allow myself to daydream. Daydream That I'm going to become someone. That he can see me as someone. Someone To love. To forget. To believe. To taste. To make me forget my everlasting sin once and for all.

Howling Near Heaven

Author : Marcia B. Siegel
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2020-03-24
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780813065564

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Howling Near Heaven by Marcia B. Siegel Pdf

For more than five decades, Twyla Tharp has been a phenomenon in American dance, a choreographer who not only broke the rules but refused to repeat her own successes. Tharp has made movies, television specials, and nearly one hundred riveting dance works. Her dance show Movin’ Out ran on Broadway for three years and won Tharp a Tony award for Best Choreography. Howling Near Heaven is the only in-depth study of Twyla Tharp’s unique, restless creativity. This second edition features a new forward that brings the account of Tharp’s work up to date and discusses how dance and dance-making in the United States have changed in recent years. This is the story of a choreographer who refused to be pigeonholed and the dancers who accompanied her as she sped across the frontiers of dance.

My Husband, Rock Hudson

Author : Phyllis Gates,Bob Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1988-07-14
Category : Motion picture actors and actresses
ISBN : 074723146X

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