The Ghost Writer

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Arrow Books

ISBN: 9780099538523

Category: American fiction

Page: 416

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'The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that now...' The narrator of Robert Harris's gripping new novel is a professional ghostwriter - cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour. Accustomed to working with fading rock stars and minor celebrities, he jumps at the chance to ghost the memoirs of Britain's former prime minister, especially as it means flying to the American resort of Martha's Vineyard in the middle of winter and finishing the book in the seclusion of a luxurious house. But it doesn't take him long to realise he has made a terrible mistake. His predecessor on the project died in circumstances that were distinctly suspicious, and the ex-prime minister turns out to be a man with secrets in his past that are returning to haunt him - secrets with the power to kill. The Times has called Robert Harris 'the leading current exponent of the intelligent literary thriller'. The Ghost is his most compelling novel yet.

Pleasing the Ghost

Author: Sharon Creech

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061972485

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

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Newbery Medal winner and master storyteller Sharon Creech spins a wonderfully funny and tender tale, now with fresh and gorgeous new cover art! As nine-year-old Dennis confronts the ghost of his uncle Arvie, Arvie's eccentric antics and wonderful wordplay keep the reader laughing. But at its tender heart, the story reveals the holes left in our lives when we lose the ones we love. Ever since nine-year-old Dennis's dad died, a veritable parade of ghosts has been passing through his bedroom. When the ghost of his uncle Arvie blows into his room on a warm breeze, Dennis isn't surprised, but Uncle Arvie is the first ghost who wants something from Dennis. Dennis would love to help Uncle Arvie, but he can't quite understand what Uncle Arvie is asking for. What, for example, is "Fraggle pin Heartfoot a wig pasta"? Dennis has to find out, because this is one ghost who isn't going to leave until he gets what he came for. Uncle Arvie's antics and Dennis's attempts to please his ghost form the heart of this touching story.

The Ghost

The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

Author: Jefferson Morley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250139104

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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"The best book ever written about the strangest CIA chief who ever lived." - Tim Weiner, National Book Award-winning author of Legacy of Ashes A revelatory new biography of the sinister, powerful, and paranoid man at the heart of the CIA for more than three tumultuous decades. CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid-20th century, a ghost of American power. From World War II to the Cold War, Angleton operated beyond the view of the public, Congress, and even the president. He unwittingly shared intelligence secrets with Soviet spy Kim Philby, a member of the notorious Cambridge spy ring. He launched mass surveillance by opening the mail of hundreds of thousands of Americans. He abetted a scheme to aid Israel’s own nuclear efforts, disregarding U.S. security. He committed perjury and obstructed the JFK assassination investigation. He oversaw a massive spying operation on the antiwar and black nationalist movements and he initiated an obsessive search for communist moles that nearly destroyed the Agency. In The Ghost, investigative reporter Jefferson Morley tells Angleton’s dramatic story, from his friendship with the poet Ezra Pound through the underground gay milieu of mid-century Washington to the Kennedy assassination to the Watergate scandal. From the agency’s MKULTRA mind-control experiments to the wars of the Mideast, Angleton wielded far more power than anyone knew. Yet during his seemingly lawless reign in the CIA, he also proved himself to be a formidable adversary to our nation’s enemies, acquiring a mythic stature within the CIA that continues to this day.

The Ghost

A Cultural History

Author: Susan Owens

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 9781849764674

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The Ghost' delves into a wealth of literary and artistic sources, including illuminated manuscripts, woodcut engravings, magic-lantern slides, paintings, prints, poems, novels and stories ? providing a fresh take on a subject that has fascinated us for centuries0In this broad cultural history, Susan Owens reveals what these spirits and apparitions can tell us about our culture and about ourselves, and explores how ghosts have inhabited a wide range of roles from medieval times to the present day.0A dazzling range of artists are featured, including William Blake, Henry Fuseli, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Paul Nash and Jeremy Deller, alongside writers such as John Donne, William Shakespeare, Samuel Pepys, Daniel Defoe, Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Hilary Mantel and Sarah Waters.

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Riding with the Ghost

Author: Erin Osmon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442268689

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Erin Osmon presents a detailed account of the Rust Belt–born visionary, prolific, and at times cantankerous singer-songwriter Jason Molina. As the first authorized account of this self-mythologizer, the book provides readers with unparalleled insight into Molina’s tormented life and the Midwest musical underground that birthed him.

The Ghost in the Atom

A Discussion of the Mysteries of Quantum Physics

Author: P. C. W. Davies,Julian R. Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457286

Category: Science

Page: 157

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Anybody who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it. Niels Bohr's dictum bears witness to the bewildering impact of quantum theory, flying in the face of classical physics and dramatically transforming scientists' outlook on our relationship with the material world. In this book Paul Davies interviews eight physicists involved in debating and testing the theory, with radically different views of its significance.

The Ghost

Author: Charles Churchill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Verse satire, English

Page: 212

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The Omen and the Ghost

Author: John Townsend,Kelley Cunningham

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781598893533

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 71

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On a snowy Christmas Eve, Chris ignores a series of warnings to take a dangerous motorcycle ride with Angela, a new friend who may be more than she appears to be.

The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall

Author: Mary Downing Hahn

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547385609

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 153

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In the nineteenth century, ten-year-old Florence Crutchfield leaves a London orphanage to live with her great-uncle, great-aunt, and sickly cousin James, but she soon realizes the home has another resident, who means to do her and James harm.

The Ghost

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: 0440224853

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

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A stunning blend of history and drama weaves together the past and the present to bring to life two stories, centuries apart, in a timeless tale of healing, courage, and love. Reprint.

Give Up the Ghost

Author: Megan Crewe

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1429918659

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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Cass McKenna much prefers ghosts over "breathers." Ghosts are uncomplicated and dependable, and they know the dirt on everybody...and Cass loves dirt. She's on a mission to expose the dirty secrets of the poseurs in her school. But when the vice president of the student council discovers her secret, Cass's whole scheme hangs in the balance. Tim wants her to help him contact his recently deceased mother, and Cass reluctantly agrees. As Cass becomes increasingly entwined in Tim's life, she's surprised to realize he's not so bad—and he needs help more desperately than anyone else suspects. Maybe it's time to give the living another chance....

Ghost

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481450166

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Aspiring to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school's track team, gifted runner Ghost finds his goal challenged by a tragic past with a violent father.

The Ghost in the Universe

God in Light of Modern Science

Author: Taner Edis

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615923306

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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At long last, here is a book on this topic worth reading....Edis...is a physicist who knows his science. Well-versed in Christian and Islamic scripture and thought, Edis is particularly cogent in his discussion of both biological and cosmological evolution....well-written and amply documented...should be read by anyone who has even the remotest interest in science, religions, or both. Highly recommended for all libraries. - ChoiceIs there a God, or a spiritual reality beyond nature? Physicist Taner Edis takes a fresh look at this age-old question, focusing on what we have learned about our world rather than on traditional metaphysical disputes. Emphasizing a search for explanation rather than listing flaws in theistic metaphysics, Edis uses the results of natural science to present a world where complexity, intelligence, and even the sublime heights of religious experience emerge from what is ultimately material and random.Sympathetically criticizing Muslim and New Age perspectives, as well as Jewish and Christian arguments, Edis argues that a thoroughgoing naturalism leads to a much better explanation of our world. While making it clear that spiritual views have a genuine intellectual appeal, Edis systematically critiques such arguments, contrasting them with stronger naturalistic explanations. Science is central to this naturalistic picture; modern physics, evolutionary biology, and critical history, as well as contemporary psychology and brain sciences, all cast doubt on any spiritual reality.Bringing together ideas from many disciplines in a style that remains accessible to nonspecialists, and also interesting to scientists and philosophers, Edis provides an informative, in-depth statement of the case for scientific naturalism as the most accurate and powerful description of our world today.Taner Edis (Kirksville, MO) is assistant professor of physics at Truman State University.

The Ghost Notebooks

Author: Ben Dolnick

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1101871091

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"A supernatural story of love, ghosts, and madness as a young couple, newly engaged, become caretakers of a historic museum"--

The Ghost

Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551824

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Retired British prime minister Adam Lang sets out to write a tell-all memoir of his life and political career, an effort for which he hires a ghostwriter who uncovers dangerous secrets about the former leader's term.

Giving Up the Ghost

Author: Sheri Sinykin

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 1561456802

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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Davia is afraid of many things: death, ghosts, unfamiliar places, and the possible return of her mom's cancer. But she can't avoid these fears now. Far from theirWisconsin home, Davia and her parents are temporarily living in Louisiana to assist with the in-home hospice care of her elderly great-aunt Mari. Everything about the old woman and her spooky-looking plantation home terrifies Davia. And when she encounters Emilie, the tortured ghost of a well-to-do adolescent girl from the nineteenth century, she is even more frightened. To Davia's surprise, Emilie seems eager to have her for a friend, but the ghost is unpredictable and difficult.Davia begins to gradually learn from Aunt Mari secrets about Emilie and about her own family's past-stories of premature endings and regrets. As Aunt Mari's health deteriorates, she and Davia become closer. Together, they hope to release Emilie's spirit from the mansion and the world of the living.Author Sheri Sinykin has written a sensitive, provocative tale of a young girl who learns to accept uncertainty and come to terms with her fears. Readers will be mesmerized by the intriguing supernatural mystery that lies at the heart of the story.

The Ghost in Love

A Novel

Author: Jonathan Carroll

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429930666

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"I envy anyone who has yet to enjoy the sexy, eerie, and addictive novels of Jonathan Carroll. They are delicious treats—with devilish tricks inside them."—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Neil Gaiman has written: "Jonathan Carroll has the magic. He'll lend you his eyes, and you'll never see the world in quite the same way ever again." Welcome to the luminous and marvelously inventive world of The Ghost in Love. A man falls in the snow, hits his head on a curb, and dies. But something strange occurs: the man doesn't die, and the ghost that's been sent to take his soul to the afterlife is flabbergasted. Going immediately to its boss, the ghost asks, what should I do now? The boss says, we don't know how this happened but we're working on it. We want you to stay with this man to help us figure out what's going on. The ghost agrees unhappily; it is a ghost, not a nursemaid. But a funny thing happens—the ghost falls madly in love with the man's girlfriend, and things naturally get complicated. Soon afterward, the man discovers he did not die when he was "supposed" to because for the first time in their history, human beings have decided to take their fates back from the gods. It's a wonderful change, but one that comes at a price. The Ghost in Love is about what happens to us when we discover that we have become the masters of our own fate. No excuses, no outside forces or gods to blame—the responsibility is all our own. It's also about love, ghosts that happen to be gourmet cooks, talking dogs, and picnicking in the rain with yourself at twenty different ages. Stephen King has said that "Jonathan Carroll is as scary as Hitchcock, when he isn't being as funny as Jim Carrey." Jonathan Lethem sees Carroll as the "master of sunlit surrealism." However one regards this beguiling original, two facts are indisputable: It's tough being a ghost on an empty stomach. And The Ghost in Love is a triumphant return.