Ten Days in a Mad-House is a book by newspaper reporter Nellie Bly. It was initially published as a series of articles for the New York World. Bly later compiled the articles into a book, which was published by Ian L. Munro in New York City in 1887. The book comprised Bly's reportage for the New York World while on an undercover assignment in which she feigned insanity at a women's boarding house, so as to be involuntarily committed to an insane asylum. She then investigated the reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. The book's graphic depiction of conditions at the asylum caused a sensation which brought Bly lasting fame and prompted a grand jury to launch its own investigation with Bly assisting. The jury's report resulted in an $850,000 increase in the budget of the Department of Public Charities and Corrections.
Play and learn with Curious George, star monkey of the number-one preschool TV show! This pop-up schoolhouse displays both the outside of the school and the inside of a classroom, and six perforated Curious George characters are ready to take on their new student roles! The set also includes three popular Curious George concept books: Shapes, Numbers, and Color Fun, all square paperbacks. Children can count school supplies, find colorful objects in the classroom, and identify shapes that make up the schoolhouse!
Walter Hubbell spent six weeks living in the haunted house in Amherst and investigating an account of the mysterious manifestations that took place in the presence of Esther Cox in Amherst. The introduction states, "The manifestations described in this story commenced one year ago. No person has yet been able to ascertain their cause. Scientific men from all parts of Canada and the United States have investigated them in vain. Some people think that electricity is the principal agent; others, mesmerism; whilst others again, are sure they are produced by the devil. Of the three supposed causes, the latter is certainly the most plausible theory, for some of the manifestations are remarkably devilish in their appearance and effect. For instance, the mysterious setting of fires, the powerful shaking of the house, the loud and incessant noises and distinct knocking, as if made by invisible sledge-hammers, on the walls; also, the strange actions of the household furniture, which moves about in the broad daylight without the slightest visible cause. As these strange things only occur while Miss Esther Cox is present, she has become known as the "Amherst Mystery" throughout the entire country." The Great Amherst Mystery was a notorious case of reported poltergeist activity in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada between 1878 and 1879. From Wikipedia "The frightened family called in a doctor. During his visit, bedclothes moved, scratching noises were heard, and the words "Esther Cox, you are mine to kill" appeared on the wall by the head of Esther's bed. The following day the doctor administered sedatives to Esther to calm her and help her sleep, whereupon more noises and flying objects manifested themselves. Attempts to communicate with the "spirit" resulted in tapped responses to questions."
Did you ever see a fantastic movie and want to make your own to show an audience? Have you wondered how the film industry looks at theater, television, video-on-demand, lap tops, tablet computers, smart-phones? If you had your movie, how would you publicize it? What would make people want to watch it? How would you make that happen? This book will describe a the many forgotten basics of the movie making business and then show how the publicity machine really works. You have the ability to create a quality film piece and present it to a wide audience. It doesn't have to be a full time endeavor. Also, it doesn't have to be expensive. Today's technology allows for film making that anyone can afford. You just need to be guided through the right tools for you to succeed. That's what this book does. The business of film and movies is an art. Being an art, there are different slants of thought on the topic. Take this book as my slant and consider what is offered only a suggestion. I will not step on toes as I respect the art and the business of all film producers. The goal of this book is to have you be proud of your success and to be excited to tell me about it. I truly want to celebrate your new or next film. It's hard work that deserves to be shared to an audience.
This is a collection of short stories by one of Canada's most popular writers, Margaret Laurence. The moving prose is based on her own experiences - both harrowing and uplifting.
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