The Curse of Beauty

The Curse of Beauty Author James Bone
ISBN-10 9781942872603
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 336
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The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel, actress, icon—her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the fashionable Newport colony, became the first American movie star ever to appear naked in a film, but her promising film career collapsed, her doctor fell in love with her and killed his own wife, and on her fortieth birthday, her mother committed her to an insane asylum. She remained there until her death in 1996 at the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave. Her name is Audrey Munson. Many readers will recognize Audrey Munson, and have walked by her in the street, without even knowing her name. She stands atop New York’s Municipal Building. She sits as “Miss Manhattan” and “Miss Brooklyn” outside the Brooklyn Museum, is immortalized on the Manhattan Bridge, the Frick Mansion, the New York Public Library, and the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel. In gold, bronze, and stone, she still graces bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, churches, monuments, and public buildings across the nation, from Jacksonville to San Francisco, from Atlanta to the Wisconsin state capitol. From James Bone, the former New York Bureau Chief of The Times of London, this brilliantly reported investigative biography reveals, for the first time, the riveting truth of the forgotten life of an iconic beauty.



The Curse of Beauty

The Curse of Beauty Author James Bone
ISBN-10 9781942872030
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 336
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"Once the most famous model in America, a story of the extraordinary success her beauty brought her and the terrible price she paid for it"--Jacket.



The Curse of Beauty

The Curse of Beauty Author James Bone
ISBN-10 1682450864
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 336
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The tumultuous and heartbreaking life of a world-famous model whose riveting story of beauty, fame, passion, murder, and madness in the Gilded Age captivated a nation. As America was stepping into the modern era, one great beauty became the artist’s model of choice. Her perfect form became the emblem of the Gilded Age and appears on the greatest monuments of New York and the nation. Supermodel, actress, icon—her beauty paved the way for a life of glamour, passion, and ultimately tragedy. She dated the millionaires of the fashionable Newport colony, became the first American movie star ever to appear naked in a film, but her promising film career collapsed, her doctor fell in love with her and killed his own wife, and on her fortieth birthday, her mother committed her to an insane asylum. She remained there until her death in 1996 at the age of 104 and is now buried in an unmarked grave. Her name is Audrey Munson. Many readers will recognize Audrey Munson, and have walked by her in the street, without even knowing her name. She stands atop New York’s Municipal Building. She sits as “Miss Manhattan” and “Miss Brooklyn” outside the Brooklyn Museum, is immortalized on the Manhattan Bridge, the Frick Mansion, the New York Public Library, and the Pulitzer Fountain outside the Plaza Hotel. In gold, bronze, and stone, she still graces bridges, skyscrapers, fountains, churches, monuments, and public buildings across the nation, from Jacksonville to San Francisco, from Atlanta to the Wisconsin state capitol. From James Bone, the former New York Bureau Chief of The Times of London, this brilliantly reported investigative biography reveals, for the first time, the riveting truth of the forgotten life of an iconic beauty.



The Curse of Beauty Or The Cloakmaker s Model

The Curse of Beauty  Or  The Cloakmaker s Model Author Geraldine Fleming
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B249883
Release 1897
Pages 306
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The Curse of Beauty Or The Cloakmaker s Model has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Curse of Beauty Or The Cloakmaker s Model also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Curse of Beauty Or The Cloakmaker s Model book for free.



The Curse of Maleficent

The Curse of Maleficent Author Elizabeth Rudnick
ISBN-10 9781423197805
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 240
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Aurora has always enjoyed her simple life. She loves to explore the beautiful woods surrounding her quaint cottage. She even likes living with her bumbling yet well-meaning aunts. But when Aurora discovers a dark secret about her past, her whole world turns upside down. Will she be able to save herself from an imminent curse? This beautiful novel filled with whimsical illustrations tells Aurora's story in the upcoming Disney film, Maleficent.



Curse of the Thirteenth Fey

Curse of the Thirteenth Fey Author Jane Yolen
ISBN-10 9781101591512
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 320
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You think you know the story of Sleeping Beauty, but the real story is far more spellbinding… Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king’s land and made to do his bidding. When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left—a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse’s story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby and the kingdom.



The Curse of Sleeping Beauty BLOODLINES Book 1

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty BLOODLINES  Book 1 Author Pearry Teo
ISBN-10 1534757732
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 40
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The dark twist of the Brother's Grimm classic tale by Teo and Hartsoe has been made in a major motion picture. See where it all began!



The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Author Pearry R. Teo
ISBN-10 1508758476
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 56
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CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY is a dark journey into the Brother's Grimm fairytale classic about Briar-Rose's coma-like spell. Demonic forces stop at nothing to make sure she remains in a forever nightmarish dream state and only within the pages of this graphic novel will we find out why?



The Curse of Cash

The Curse of Cash Author Kenneth S. Rogoff
ISBN-10 9781400888726
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 320
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From the New York Times bestselling author of This Time Is Different, "a fascinating and important book" (Ben Bernanke) about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates The world is drowning in cash—and it's making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, New York Times bestselling author of This Time Is Different, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. Even as people in advanced economies are using less paper money, there is more cash in circulation—a record $1.4 trillion in U.S. dollars alone, or $4,200 for every American, mostly in $100 bills. And the United States is hardly exceptional. So what is all that cash being used for? The answer is simple: a large part is feeding tax evasion, corruption, terrorism, the drug trade, human trafficking, and the rest of a massive global underground economy. As Rogoff shows, paper money can also cripple monetary policy. In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis, central banks have been unable to stimulate growth and inflation by cutting interest rates significantly below zero for fear that it would drive investors to abandon treasury bills and stockpile cash. This constraint has paralyzed monetary policy in virtually every advanced economy, and is likely to be a recurring problem in the future. The Curse of Cash offers a plan for phasing out most paper money—while leaving small-denomination bills and coins in circulation indefinitely—and addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized debit cards for the poor. While phasing out the bulk of paper money will hardly solve the world’s problems, it would be a significant step toward addressing a surprising number of very big ones. Provocative, engaging, and backed by compelling original arguments and evidence, The Curse of Cash is certain to spark widespread debate.



The Curse of the Mogul

The Curse of the Mogul Author Jonathan A. Knee
ISBN-10 9781101140741
Release 2009-10-15
Pages 320
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If Rupert Murdoch and Sumner Redstone are so smart, why are their stocks long-term losers? We live in the age of big Media, with the celebrity moguls telling us that "content is king." But for all the excitement, glamour, drama, and publicity they produce, why can't these moguls and their companies manage to deliver better returns than you'd get from closing your eyes and throwing a dart? The Curse of the Mogul lays bare the inexcusable financial performance beneath big Media's false veneer of power. By rigorously examining individual media businesses, the authors reveal the difference between judging a company by how many times its CEO is seen in SunValley and by whether it generates consistently superior profits. The book is packed with enough sharp-edged data to bring the most high-flying, hot-air filled mogul balloon crashing down to earth.



The Curse of Beauty

The Curse of Beauty Author Chris Johns
ISBN-10 1627616446
Release 2014-01
Pages 696
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"I wasn't selling my soul, only my body..." Eighteen-year-old Salem Barr's devastating, half-Indian, half-British beauty is both a gift and a curse, taking him from palaces in the arms of Sheikhs and Princes, to their 'play' chambers, beneath the stroke of a whip. He is plucked from obscurity by mercurial Sheikh Mohammed, whose love and generosity is matched only by his cruelty when he doesn't get what he wants. Salem becomes the prized possession he is proud to show off - and sometimes share - with his sadistic friends. Salem accepts the matched pain and pleasure that comes from his benefactor's erotic appetites. He lives like a king, and is even given two beautiful and devoted male slaves, Shaka and Michel. He is content with the set-up, until Justin Barrette comes into their lives. Salem falls for Justin, a handsome and wealthy Englishman kidnapped into slavery. He also knows Justin's defiance against Mohammed will get him killed, unless Salem finds a way to free him. But to free Justin means having to risk his, Shaka and Michel's lives. And it isn't just escape he has to worry about - what does the larger world have in store for four extremely handsome men who have been kept in slavery? Will the love they have for each other survive life outside the palace walls? As a BONUS to this sweeping, 140,000-word epic of Salem's life and loves, are background stories of some of the men whose lives he touched, including scenes from author Chris Johns' Stage of Desire, FREE! *A Gay romance for mature audiences.



The Curse of Lovely

The Curse of Lovely Author Jacqui Marson
ISBN-10 9781405511452
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 288
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Many people's lives, relationships, careers and wellbeing are blighted by the belief that to be liked, loved and accepted they have to limit themselves to the behaviours they believe are approved of by others. This might mean some or all of the following: always being polite, nice, helpful, charming, fun, making people feel good about themselves, not letting people down, never saying 'no', avoiding conflict and putting others' needs before their own. In her 15 years of clinical experience as a psychologist Jacqui Marson has coined the phrase 'the curse of lovely' to describe this growing trend. Many people would like to be known as lovely, but for a growing number of people it can feel like a curse. They feel unable to put their own needs before those of everyone else, and feel that changing this is not an option. This highly practical and motivational book will show readers how to break curse of lovely to live a more complete, fulfilling life. Contents include: when 'lovely' turns into a curse; the lovely child - how it all begins; the different shades of lovely - which one are you?; from curse to gift - how we can still be lovable and get our needs met; but what do I want - how to tune in to what your body is telling you; re-evaluating anger; saying 'no' and surviving; how to instigate scary conversations; and how to replace the personal rules that put you at the bottom on the pile.



The Curse of La Fontaine

The Curse of La Fontaine Author M. L. Longworth
ISBN-10 9781101992715
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 320
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In the latest captivating installment of M. L. Longworth’s acclaimed Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, the newlywed investigators contend with their most sinister challenge yet: a centuries-old curse Chef Sigisbert “Bear” Valets has just opened his own restaurant, La Fontaine, in Aix-en-Provence. It’s an immediate success—glowing reviews and a loyal clientele, including our favorite investigative duo, Verlaque and Bonnet. But when he decides to extend his restaurant’s seating into a historic courtyard, some very powerful neighbors are against him. The local historical society wants the courtyard, which witnessed a seventeenth-century hanging and two World War II-era murders, to remain untouched. Valets charges on, even after a skeleton is found buried next to the courtyard’s ancient fountain. But when Valets begins receiving threatening letters, he becomes convinced that his life is in danger. And then the fountain inexplicably stops running. By disturbing the garden, has Bear triggered an age-old curse? And can newlyweds Verlaque and Bonnet solve the mystery before someone else ends up dead? Set against the blossoming backdrop of the south of France, M. L. Longworth’s latest is sure to thrill fans of Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri. “Beguiling . . . Longworth evokes the pleasures of France in delicious detail—great wine, delicious meals, and fine company.” —Publishers Weekly



The Curse of Surya

The Curse of Surya Author Dev Prasad
ISBN-10 9788184007046
Release 2015-05-24
Pages 316
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Sangeeta Rao, a beautiful, feisty reporter at Channel 7 TV in Singapore, rushes to Agra on a special assignment after an early-morning phone call. At the Taj Mahal, she meets Alan Davies, a charming Welshman. But a terrorist attack on Mathura’s renowned Krishna temple turns them into fugitives from justice and the duo must decipher a series of complex cryptographs and unearth the illustrious Shyamantaka that belonged to Surya, the Sun God, to prove their innocence. Joined in their quest by an elderly Frenchman, Anton Blanchard, the duo race against time in helicopters, motor boats and yachts. In hot pursuit are the brilliant and daring SP Nisha Sharma and the most ruthless terrorist organizations. Before she realizes it, Sangeeta is trapped in a world of betrayal, deceit and horror. Fast-paced and gripping, The Curse of Surya will keep you hooked and on the edge of your seat while you unravel one of the biggest mysteries in 5000 years.



The Curse of the Were Hyena

The Curse of the Were Hyena Author Bruce Hale
ISBN-10 9781484776278
Release 2016-07-05
Pages
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What do you do when your favorite teacher starts turning into a were-hyena? a) Flee in terror? b) Try to cure him? c) Bring him carrion snacks? Mr. Chu, the coolest teacher ever, has developed some very unusual habits, like laughing hysterically for no reason, sniffing people's homework, and chasing chickens. When best friends Carlos and Benny decide to find out what's happening to him, they get caught up in some moonlight madness. And it looks like just the beginning of the weirdness that has arrived in the town of Monterrosa. . . . This first entry in a silly, sassy, and suspenseful new series will leave readers howling with laughter.



The Curse of Chalion

The Curse of Chalion Author Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN-10 9780061793042
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 448
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A man broken in body and spirit, Cazaril returns to the noble household he once served as page and is named secretary-tutor to the beautiful, strong-willed sister of the impetuous boy who is next in line to rule. It is an assignment Cazaril dreads, for it must ultimately lead him to the place he most fears: the royal court of Cardegoss, where the powerful enemies who once placed him in chains now occupy lofty positions. But it is more than the traitorous intrigues of villains that threaten Cazaril and the Royesse Iselle here, for a sinister curse hangs like a sword over the entire blighted House of Chalion. And only by employing the darkest, most forbidden of magics can Cazaril hope to protect his royal charge -- an act that will mark him as a tool of the miraculous . . . and trap him in a lethal maze of demonic paradox.



The Curse of Mohenjodaro

The Curse of Mohenjodaro Author Maha Khan Phillips
ISBN-10 9781509859351
Release 2017-01-12
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‘An unputdownable story of ancient artefacts, modern cults, inexplicable deaths and a woman trying to navigate through all of these in search of her sister’ Kamila Shamsie 2016 AD. When footage of a team of archaeologists bursting into flames at the ancient site of Mohenjodaro goes viral, the world is horrified and shaken. While authorities suspect it to be an incendiary terrorist attack, Nadia Osbourne determines to find her archaeologist sister, Layla, convinced that she has survived. Her frantic search takes her to the ruins and forces her to confront her own demons – her inexplicable dreams about a woman named Jaya. 3800 BC. The city of Meluhha is on the brink of a revolution and Iaf and his coterie of corrupt priests will do anything to maintain the+B21ir power. Jaya is the only one who can read the Bloodstone, the heart of the Goddess Shakari, and divine the future. But with her daughter under Iaf’s control, will Jaya be able to prevent what is to come? Inspired by the legends surrounding the lost Indus Valley city, The Curse of Mohenjodaro is a gripping thriller about a powerful relic, a sinister cult, and family secrets that haunt generations.