In the summer of 1968, Rose sets off for the United States from Kentish Town; in her suitcase a polka-dot dress and a one-way ticket. Together with the sinister man known only as Washington Harold, she goes in search of the charismatic and elusive Dr Wheeler - the man Rose credits with rescuing her from a terrible childhood, and against whom Harold nurses a silent grudge. As the odd couple journey across an America on the brink of paranoid disintegration, their journey mirrors that of Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. As they draw ever closer to the elusive Dr Wheeler, one hot day in June at the Ambassador Hotel in LA, their search finally reaches its terrible climax.
Growing up in the ghetto of Jamaica, West Indies, Victoria Hale discovers at an early age that she is missing a father, she is "too black" to matter, and she is too poor to escape. Following her rape and teenage pregnancy, she begins her lifelong circuitous journey to self-discovery. Follow Victoria's story as she immigrates to America, discovers the wonder of New York City and New Jersey, and begins her climb up the corporate ladder. Life is golden--until a marriage gone incredibly wrong and a deadly addiction sends her on a downward spiral, one that leads to incarceration and a trial for attempted murder. Victoria Hale eventually rises from the ashes of condemnation to the beauty of self-discovery and triumphs over her past.
An investigation of the assassination of Robert Kennedy details the events of June 5, 1968, and discusses evidence suggesting that convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan did not act alone and may have been part of a conspiracy.
Beryl Bainbridge is one of Britain's major post-war novelists. This study analyses Bainbridge's work in relation to some of the pressing debates in post-war literary studies. It frames Bainbridge's work within her life and times, describing her unique approach to fictionalising her own past and Britain's more distant historical past. Topics covered include Bainbridge's vexed relationship with feminism; her approach to comedy; her treatment of autobiography; her interest in myth-making and national tragedy; and her un-theorised yet subtly postmodernist views about history, fiction and memory. With generous reference to Bainbridge's peers, her literary influences and those influenced by her work, Marsh identifies the major phases of Bainbridge's career, contextualising each with material from Bainbridge's journalism, essays interviews and unpublished papers. Suitable or all readers of Bainbridge's novels and including suggestions for further reading, Marsh's book combines awareness of recent literary criticism and theory with accessible, contextualised readings.
"A haunting and evocative history of British empire, told through one woman's family story 'Where are you from?' Hazel Carby was continually asked as a girl, at a time when being Black and being British was understood to be an impossibility. To answer that question properly, eminent scholar Hazel Carby finds she needs to trace not just the family history of her Jamaican father and her Welsh mother, but to untangle knots the British Empire created across the Atlantic. Tracing the skeins of this knotted past through the method of 'autohistory,' Imperial Intimacies charts empire's violent interweaving of lives and states, Jamaica and Britain, capital and bodies, public language and private feeling. In so doing, Carby will find herself reckoning with what she can tell, what she can remember, and what she can bear to know"
This manuscript is an attempt to chronicle the observations and direct participation of one man To The events that led up to a psycho circus of U.S. government sponsored drug abuse, ritual child abuse, political assassinations and cult worship in America. Included is supporting information and documentation provided by Dave Silvey, The media, public agencies and other sources. The following manuscript provides a first hand account of the interrelationship of activities and characters involved in MK ULTRA (Manufacturing Killers Utilizing Lethal Tradecraft Requiring Assassinations), The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and infamous Zodiac murders in California.
"The telephone rings persistently through the October night and Mark D'Andor sits drinking in his house high over the lush hills of Hollywood. D'Andor, once a rich and powerful criminal lawyer, now on the skids, prefers to remain with his bourbon and his memories of the past -- but at last he struggles to the phone. The call throws Mark into events which erupt in one of the most sensational courtroom dramas ... and confront him with the greatest challenge of his career. For he alone is to conduct the defense of a man accused of the most terrible crime imaginable. Archibald Forbes, the fat man known as The Feeb, America's most successful movie comic, beloved by millions and loathed by some few -- including Mark D'Andor -- [is accused of murdering] Muffin Naismith, a lovely and frivolous starlet and Mark's former mistress. Is her death the result of a grotesque accident or a psychotic sexual assault?"--Jacket.