Alice Adams (Vintage Movie Classics) by Booth Tarkington

By Booth Tarkington

In a small Midwestern city within the wake of global battle I, Alice Adams delightedly unearths herself being pursued through Arthur Russell, a gentleman of a better social type in lifestyles. eager to hold her family's lower-middle-class prestige a mystery, she and her mom and dad concoct numerous schemes to maintain their kin afloat. although finally the realities of her state of affairs display themselves to be too nice to beat, and her dating with Arthur fizzles, Alice's reputation of this leads her to find paintings to help her relations with an admirable resiliency. a fascinating and actual story of a family's aspirations to hunt extra out of existence, Alice Adams unearths the energy of the human spirit and its amazing skill to adapt.

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Los Keane llegaron a la conclusión de que el atentado de Oklahoma era una operación del gobierno, al igual que el anterior atentado del World Trade Center, ya que un agente secreto les dio a los terroristas instrucciones detalladas de cómo construir la bomba, les ayudó a conseguir los materiales e incluso les dio clases de conducir a los terroristas que acababan de entrar en el país para que pudiesen llevar el camión hasta el lugar del objetivo. Los Keane estaban convencidos de que en el caso de Oklahoma también había implicados agentes secretos del FBI.

Las cinco funcionaban con bombillas compactas fosforescentes de 15 W de Panasonic. Cuando se acabara el surtido de bombillas que tenían, Todd tenía planeado usar unos adaptadores que había comprado en la tienda Real Goods en Hopland, California, que se colocaban en los portalámparas normales y corrientes. Dentro de cada adaptador iba una toma tipo «bayoneta» que sujetaba unas luces traseras de coche de 12 V de corriente continua. Todd había previsto que podrían conseguir más piezas de recambio de los muchos coches abandonados en las carreteras.

Después de decir eso, Matt se sentó en el borde de una de las mesas que habían alquilado y cruzó las manos. La multitud congregada se puso a aplaudir. El promotor se marchó sin decir nada y con la cara roja de vergüenza. Uno de los hombres que había entre la multitud se acercó a estrecharle la mano a Matt. —Ojalá lo hubiese grabado —le dijo—. ¿Quién es usted, un abogado? —No, señor, tan solo soy un ciudadano que pasa demasiado tiempo en bibliotecas especializadas en Derecho. Cuatro años antes del colapso, Matt tenía veinticuatro años y su hermano acababa de cumplir veinte.

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