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Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director

by Patrick Mcgilligan

From award-winning biographer Patrick McGilligan comes an eye-opening life of the troubled filmmaker behind Rebel Without a Cause. Nicholas Ray spent the glory years of his career creating films that were dark, emotionally charged, and haunted by social misfits and bruised young people consumed by private anguish-from his career-defining debut, They Live by Night (1948), to his enduring masterwork, Rebel Without a Cause (1955); from the noir thriller In a Lonely Place (1950), pairing his second wife, the blond bombshell Gloria Grahame, with Humphrey Bogart, to cult pictures like Johnny Guitar (1954) and Bigger Than Life (1956). Yet his work on-screen is more than matched by the passions and struggles of his personal story-one of the most dramatic lives of any major Hollywood filmmaker. In Nicholas Ray: The Glorious Failure of an American Director, Patrick McGilligan offers a revelatory biography of Ray, a man whose troubled life was marked by creative peaks and valleys alike. As a young man, Ray personified the rambling spirit of twentieth-century America, learning from luminaries like Thornton Wilder and Frank Lloyd Wright; mingling with future legends like Elia Kazan, Joseph Losey, and John Houseman; and carousing with musicians like Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie. Notoriously self-destructive but irresistibly alluring-to men and women alike-Ray empathized with the broken and misunderstood, a talent that allowed him to create characters of true complexity on-screen. His youthful association with radical politics nearly killed his nascent film career-until a secret agreement to cooperate with the House Committee on Un-American Activities saved him. His tumultuous second marriage, to Grahame, was shattered after Ray found her in bed with his teenage son from his first marriage. He romanced stars and starlets, including Marilyn Monroe, Shelley Winters, Joan Crawford, and the teenage Natalie Wood, but never enjoyed a stable home life. The triumph of Rebel Without a Cause, his masterpiece of teenage angst, led to a burgeoning partnership with James Dean, but Dean's untimely death devastated the filmmaker, who fell into a spiral of drinking and drug addiction. Less than a decade later, Ray's career was effectively over . . . until the adoration of European critics, and a frantic last-ditch burst of creativity, nearly restored him to glory before his tragic early death in 1979. Meticulously detailed and compulsively readable, this new biography reconstructs the tortuous journey of one of the most enduringly fascinating figures in American film.

Nick Adams Stories

by Ernest Hemingway

The famous "Nick Adams" stories show a memorable character growing from child to adolescent to soldier, veteran, writer, and parent -- a sequence closely paralleling the events of Hemingway's life.

Nick All Night

by Cheryl St. John

Boy-next-door Nick Sinclair had grown up into a hunk extraordinaire-that was Ryanne Whitaker's first shock on reencountering her sexy, single-dad neighbor. The second was that she was facing this broad-shouldered Mr. Gorgeous across the barrel of a gun!Turned out Nick was now sheriff of their Iowa hometown and had mistaken Ryanne for an intruder. . . but meeting him again like that had certainly unsettled her settling in. . . . Ryanne had planned her stay in town to be temporary. But that was before Nick kissed her! Was it time for Ryanne to trade in the bright lights of the big city For The warm glow of hearth and home?

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab

by Steve Hockensmith Bob Pflugfelder

Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they're sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It's not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own--engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.In Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous--or so much fun!

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab

by Steve Hockensmith Bob Pflugfelder

Nick and Tesla are bright 11-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they're sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It's not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own--engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin: 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects.In Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous--or so much fun!

Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular

by Steve Hockensmith Bob Pflugfelder

What do a pair of kid inventors with a knack for science and electronics do when Hollywood comes to town? Why save the day, of course! In Nick and Tesla's Special Effects Spectacular, 11-year-old siblings Nick and Tesla Holt find themselves on the set of a big-budget superhero movie. But someone's sabotaging the onscreen debut of their favorite comic book hero, so the brother and sister sleuths must crack the case with the help of a fresh assortment of homemade special-effects gadgets. This cinematic saga features instructions for all-new movie magic projects that kids can build themselves, such as camera gear, stunt dummies, make-up magic, and more. Science and electronics have never been so much fun! "How do you connect students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with fiction reading? Look for science adventures. Get started with the Nick and Tesla series. Each book contains an engaging adventure revolving around a 'build-it-yourself' science project."--Teacher Librarian"Real project blueprints are included along with this tale of 11-year-old siblings who create outrageous contraptions and top-secret gadgets."--Los Angeles Times

Nick and the Nerd (Love Stories His Hers, Theirs)

by Rachel Hawthorne

I have a perfectly valid reason for turning Nick down... don't I? Everyone heard Nick (the most popular guy at Raven High) ask Edie (the least popular girl) to the dance. And everyone heard her turn him down. So suddenly she's famous. She's gone from a nobody to a "girl of mystery" overnight. No one, it seems, has ever turned Nick down, and no one's more shocked than Nick himself. But no one, especially Nick, would believe why Edie said no.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

by David Levithan Rachel Cohn

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City--and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be--and where the next great band is playing.Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you'll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.From the Hardcover edition.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

by David Levithan Rachel Cohn

It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who's just walked in to his band's show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City--and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be--and where the next great band is playing.Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you'll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go.From the Hardcover edition.

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

by David Levithan Rachel Cohn

The New York Times bestselling he-said/she-said rock n' roll romance that inspired the motion picture starring Michael Cera (Juno, Arrested Development) and Kat Dennings (Thor, TV's 2 Broke Girls)! "I know this is going to sound strange, but would you mind being my girlfriend for the next five minutes?" Nick frequents New York's indie rock scene nursing a broken heart. Norah is questioning all of her assumptions about the world. They have nothing in common except for their taste in music, until a chance encounter leads to an all-night quest to find a legendary band's secret show and ends up becoming a first date that could change both their lives. Co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), NICK & NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story that reminds you how you can never be sure where the night will take you...From the Hardcover edition.o.From the Hardcover edition.

Nick of Time

by Elle James

Nick St. Claire had come to North Pole, Alaska, with a few questions for Santa, only Claus had gone AWOL. Clearly, someone was trying to ruin the holidays, though the clever cowboy never had much use for them. Until he met Mary Christmas. . . Santa's only child, Mary, was left to tend shop in his absence--suddenly making her a killer's next target. Nick volunteered to protect her, but he was also a stranger, with a bundle of his own not-so-saintly secrets. Could Mary enlighten him on the joys of the season, or would a missing Santa squash her holiday spirit?

The Nick of Time

by San Culberson

Life Is More Than A Celebration Newly divorced attorney Fiona Daniels is determined not to make the same mistake twice. Or wallow in self-pity. Instead, she decides to celebrate her newfound freedom at a divorce party, where she proudly unveils herself as a DFL (divorcée for life). Its a status that allows her to make the kinds of decisions she avoided in what has now become her past life. . . But after one night with chef and restaurateur Nick Nathaniel turns into a series of increasingly passionate encounters, Fiona begins to wonder if shes made the right choice after all. Despite her insistence that their encounters add up to a non-relationship, a woman as smart as Fiona may still have some lessons to learn--about betrayal, forgiveness, and the redeeming power of love. . . San Culberson has been an avid reader her entire life and feels privileged at the opportunity to share her imagination with others. She shops, writes, and lives in Houston, Texas.

Nickel Dreams

by Tanya Tucker

This is an autobiography by the country star, Tanya Tucker.

Nickel Mountain

by John Gardner

A moving story of 2 people: a fat, gentle, middle-aged man who runs a rural diner, and a young, plain girl who drifts into his life and becomes part of it.

The Nickel-Plated Beauty

by Patricia Beatty

In the Washington Territory of 1886, the seven resourceful Kimball children devote themselves to earning enough money to buy their mother a new stove.

Nicki Holland Mysteries #8: The Secret of Cravenhill Castle

by Angela Elwell Hunt

Nicki and her friends are thrilled when they receive an invitation to spend a few days at a 500-year-old Irish castle. Shrouded in mystery and fairy legend, the castle is everything they expect, and more! The girls must battle the sea, superstition, and their own fears as they undertake a dangerous search for the legendary treasure of the Cravenhill Castle.

Nickie's Nook: Sharing the Journey

by Nickie Coby

Thrilling, frightening, amusing, deep, fearful, joyful and peaceful. All describe Nickie's Nook: Sharing the Journey. Through the use of essays, journal entries, papers and other reflections, Nickie's Nook explores the life of a young college student. Nickie uses writing to understand her journey as a person who is blind, person with chronic pain due to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a Guide Dog user and a member of humanity. In this book, she shares some of the best steps of her blogging journey.

Nickommoh: A Thanksgiving Celebration

by Jackie French Koller

The book describes a typical Narragansett Nickommoh, or harvest celebration, as it has been performed since before the arrival of the first Pilgrims in New England.

Nicky Fifth Explores New Jersey: New Jersey's Great Outdoors

by Lisa Funari Willever

There is great need to understand the threats that behold our natural resources. The book encourages students to visit New Jersey's great outdoors and learn what needs to be protected and how.

Nicky Fifth's Garden State Adventure

by Lisa Funari Willever

Next in the Nicky Fifth series, this book covers the adventures of Nicky and his family,as they learn about, and travel through, their new home state of New Jersey.

Nicoji

by M. Shayne Bell

From the book jacket: When Sam and Jake answered the American Nicoji ad and volunteered for agricultural jobs they thought they were turning in their dead-end jobs on Earth for a chance at something better out among the stars. But once they arrived on the swamp-world where nicoji thrived, they discovered that the new game was stacked worse than the old one; at least Earth would let you go...

Nicola and the Viscount

by Meg Cabot

An irresistible love story from the bestselling author. Every girl in Regency London wants to make a good match. Nicola thinks she has done just that with the fabulously wealthy Viscount Sebastian Bartholomew. Turns out she's wrong, and it may be too late.

Nicolae High (Left Behind: The Kids #5)

by Tim Lahaye Jerry B. Jenkins

From Amazon.com: School's back in session, and evil is in the curriculum: Judd and Vicki's old school has just been renamed Nicolae Carpathia High after the UN's new secretary-general, whom scripture-guru Bruce declares is the Antichrist and who has already begun planning a one-world government, religion, and currency. Our four heroes, recovering from the chaos of the Rapture just weeks ago (starting with The Vanishings, the first book in the Left Behind: The Kids series), are brushing up on Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation, preparing to help in the last-minute "soul harvest" prophesied for the end-times. But it won't be easy, because the faculty is confiscating Bibles and citing separation of church and state to put a lid on the truth. The Young Tribulation Force has to get creative to spread the Good News.

Nicolas Sarkozy (Modern World Leaders)

by Dennis Abrams

Nicolas Sarkozy was born an outsider. A child of immigrants who grew up outside the circles of the French political elite, Sarkozy beat the odds by slowly climbing the political mountain until he reached France's highest peak--the office of the presidency. How did this awkward child from a broken home grow up to become the president of France? In Nicolas Sarkozy, explore what Sarkozy did to make it to the top and the political and personal price he paid to achieve his dreams.

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