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2014-04-04 16:21:34

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month is thirty years since the year immortalized in George Orwell's iconic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Global research company YouGov asked Americans their thoughts about the legacy of the novel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98058) Inspired by Orwell's depiction of perpetual wars and the pervasive surveillance regime operating in the novel we asked Americans how they felt about war and government surveillance...

2014-02-11 08:29:52

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A Long Island beach home designed by architect Myron Goldfinger, FAIA (http://www.myrongoldfinger.com/), is the setting for Jordan Belfort's wild party in the Oscar-nominated film "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/MN62345) The home, completed in 1981, was the subject of a major feature article in the March 1982 issue of Architectural...

2014-01-23 08:26:58

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- They have sold around the world in the millions. Now, the 15 explosive novels from No.1 global bestseller Andy McNab are available to American readers for the first time, thanks to a new tie-up with Apostrophe Books. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/PH50999-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/PH50999-b) The all-action Nick Stone missions follow a former top soldier in Britain's elite fighting unit, the...

2010-07-19 23:01:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA), one of the leading U.S. consumer book publishers, and Starz, LLC, launched today the Amplified Edition of Ken Follett's international bestselling novel "The Pillars of the Earth." The Amplified Edition of "The Pillars of the Earth" showcases striking video clips, beautiful art and original music from the upcoming, critically acclaimed Starz Originals 8-hour epic television event based on the book. (Photo:...

2009-02-28 13:11:39

Poetry is once again gaining popularity thanks to the Internet, where amateur poets worldwide can publish their works, two respected U.K. poets say. Scottish poet Richard Price and English poet Andrew Motion agree the Internet has brought about renewed interest in the world of poetry through its ability to connect people around the world, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. What's interesting is it's counter-intuitive, said Price, head of the British Library's modern collections. You would...

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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.