The Man Who Knew

Author: Edgar Wallace

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Fiction

Page: 169

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The room was a small one, and had been chosen for its remoteness from the dwelling rooms. It had formed the billiard room, which the former owner of Weald Lodge had added to his premises, and John Minute, who had neither the time nor the patience for billiards, had readily handed over this damp annex to his scientific secretary. Along one side ran a plain deal bench which was crowded with glass stills and test tubes. In the middle was as plain a table, with half a dozen books, a microscope under a glass shade, a little wooden case which was opened to display an array of delicate scientific instruments, a Bunsen burner, which was burning bluely under a small glass bowl half filled with a dark and turgid concoction of some kind.

The Man Who Knew

Author: Fred M. White

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 1525

"The Man Who Knew" by Fred M. White. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Man Who Knew

Author: Sebastian Mallaby

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408855798

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 800

View: 7263

WINNER OF THE 2016 FT & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, this is the biography of one of the titans of financial history over the last fifty years. Born in 1926, Alan Greenspan was raised in Manhattan by a single mother and immigrant grandparents during the Great Depression but by quiet force of intellect, rose to become a global financial 'maestro'. Appointed by Ronald Reagan to Chairman of the Federal Reserve, a post he held for eighteen years, he presided over an unprecedented period of stability and low inflation, was revered by economists, adored by investors and consulted by leaders from Beijing to Frankfurt. Both data-hound and eligible society bachelor, Greenspan was a man of contradictions. His great success was to prove the very idea he, an advocate of the Gold standard, doubted: that the discretionary judgements of a money-printing central bank could stabilise an economy. He resigned in 2006, having overseen tumultuous changes in the world's most powerful economy. Yet when the great crash happened only two years later many blamed him, even though he had warned early on of irrational exuberance in the market place. Sebastian Mallaby brilliantly shows the subtlety and complexity of Alan Greenspan's legacy. Full of beautifully rendered high-octane political infighting, hard hitting dialogue and stories, The Man Who Knew is superbly researched, enormously gripping and the story of the making of modern finance.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Author: Robert Kanigel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763496

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 7059

A biography of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The book gives a detailed account of his upbringing in India, his mathematical achievements, and his mathematical collaboration with English mathematician G. H. Hardy. The book also reviews the life of Hardy and the academic culture of Cambridge University during the early twentieth century.

The Man who Knew God

Author: Mordecai Schreiber

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739143469

Category: Religion

Page: 183

View: 3339

The Man Who Knew God decodes the complexities of the book of Jeremiah and argues that this prophet is the key figure in shaping Western civilization and Judaism. Among many other fascinating assertions, Mordecai Schreiber posits that Jeremiah is not only the one who eradicated paganism amongst the Hebrew people, he can also be considered the founder of the post-biblical Jewish faith.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849677648

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 3921

Everyone who was not born a duke and who has not achieved a premiership will congratulate himself after reading these detective stories of crimes among the upper classes. The criminal hunter in the case never brings the criminals to justice though he captures every one. Yet his work is invaluable. His chief case is concerned with the murder of a powerful nobleman, and its solution involves a Premier who had to choose between murder and plunging his country into war. Then there was the army general jealous of the young captain who was paying attention to said general’s wife—and all sorts of other cases equally thrilling

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: G.K. Chesterton

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681951568

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

View: 5592

What Would You Do If You Knew Too Much? “We’re all really dependent in nearly everything, and we all make a fuss about being independent in something.” - G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Knew Too Much Horne Fisher is the man who knows too much: he has many well-positioned friends who can’t be touched and knows many things about the British political and social schemes. Using his extensive knowledge, he manages to solve many crimes only to realize that the real criminals can’t or won’t be caught. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: Murray Pomerance

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1839020326

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

View: 9818

Murray Pomerance offers an illuminating account of one of Hitchcock's most intruiging and successful films, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Through a close reading of the film alongside analysis of its complex production history, Pomerance's analysis highlights its darkest nuances, and its themes of musicality, gendered power, and cultural strangeness. He proposes that, far from being a merely charming escapade, the film tells a strange story of doubling, spiritual presence, and the intricacies of social organisation.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: Гилберт Кит Честертон

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040758731

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4248

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author: Stephen Inwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330532189

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 3170

Robert Hooke was one of the most inventive, versatile and prolific scientists of the late 17th Century, but for 300 years his reputation has been overshadowed by those of his two great contemporaries, his friend Sir Christopher Wren and his rival Sir Isaac Newton. If he is remembered today, it is as the author of a law of elasticity or as amisanthrope who accused Newton of stealing his ideas on gravity. This book, the first life of Hooke for nearly fifty years, rescues its subject from centuries of obscurity and misjudgement. It shows us Hooke the prolific inventor, the mechanic, the astronomer, the anatomist, the pioneer of geology, meteorology and microscopy, the precursor of Lavoisier and Darwin. It also gives us Hooke the architect of Bedlam and the Monument, the supervisor of London's rebuilding after the Great Fire, the watchmaker, the consumer of prodigious quantities of medicines and purgatives, the candid diarist, the lover, the hoarder of money and secrets, the coffee house conversationalist. This is an absorbing study of a fascinating and unduly forgotten man.