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The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author : G.K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9781681951560
Genre : Fiction
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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 : Stephen Inwood
ISBN : 9780330532181
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author : Alfred Hitchcock
ISBN : OCLC:704511612
Genre : Feature films
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidently stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author : David Leavitt
ISBN : 9781474600309
Genre : History
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The story of Alan Turing, the persecuted genius who helped break the Enigma code and create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary programmable calculating machine. But the idea of actually producing a 'thinking machine' did not crystallise until he and his brilliant Bletchley Park colleagues built devices to crack the Nazis' Enigma code, thus ensuring the Allied victory in the Second World War. In so doing, Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, formulating the famous (and still unbeaten) Turing test that challenges our ideas of human consciousness. But Turing's work was cut short when, as an openly gay man in a time when homosexuality was illegal in Britain, he was apprehended by the authorities and sentenced to a 'treatment' that amounted to chemical castration. Ultimately, it lead to his suicide, and it wasn't until 2013, after many years of campaigning, that he received a posthumous royal pardon. With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity - his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candour - while elegantly explaining his work and its implications.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Alan Turing And The Invention Of The Computer Great Discoveries

Author : David Leavitt
ISBN : 9780393346572
Genre : Computers
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A "skillful and literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer. To solve one of the great mathematical problems of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary computer. Then, attempting to break a Nazi code during World War II, he successfully designed and built one, thus ensuring the Allied victory. Turing became a champion of artificial intelligence, but his work was cut short. As an openly gay man at a time when homosexuality was illegal in England, he was convicted and forced to undergo a humiliating "treatment" that may have led to his suicide. With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity—his eccentricities, his brilliance, his fatal candor—and elegantly explains his work and its implications.

Alfred Hitchcock

Author : Michael Wood
ISBN : 054445622X
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Provides a compact study of the famed director's life and career, combining biography and criticism.

The Men Who Knew Too Much

Author : Susan M. Griffin
ISBN : 9780199764426
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Men Who Knew Too Much innovatively pairs these two greats, showing them to be at once classic and contemporary. Over a dozen major scholars and critics take up works by James and Hitchcock, in paired sets, to explore the often surprising ways that reading James helps us watch Hitchcock and what watching Hitchcock tells us about reading James.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author : Murray Pomerance
ISBN : 9781844579570
Genre : Performing Arts
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Eminent Hitchcock specialist Murray Pomerance offers an illuminating account of one of Hitchcock's most 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 underlines its significance within Hitchcock's oeuvre.

The Man Who Knew Too Much Large Print

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 1798474018
Genre : Fiction
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Horne Fisher is the man who 'knows too much...and all the wrong things'. He and his trusty companion Harold March take on the world of crime among societies most eminent members in eight classic mysteries. Fisher has a brilliant mind and powers of deduction - but he always faces a moral dilemma.

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
ISBN : HARVARD:32044083039263
Genre : Aristocracy (Social class)
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