The Voyeur s Motel

Written By Gay Talese
The Voyeur s Motel
  • Publsiher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 12 July 2016
  • ISBN : 0802189733
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 2.5/5 from 30 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Voyeur s Motel written by Gay Talese which was release on 12 July 2016, this book published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

The Voyeur s Motel

The Voyeur s Motel
  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from ...

Criminalizing Sex

Criminalizing Sex
  • Author : Stuart P. Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : "Starting in the latter part of the 20th century, the law of sexual offenses, especially in the West, began to reflect a striking divergence. On the one hand, the law became significantly more punitive in its approach to sexual conduct that is nonconsensual or unwanted, as evidenced by a major ...

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Homicide
  • Author : Wayne Petherick,Natasha Petherick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-17
  • Total pages : 341
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Homicide examines the incidence and prevalence of homicide in major western nations, covering the biological, psychological and social roots of homicide from genetic and evolutionary perspectives, but also considering emotions and the influence of peers. Different types of homicide are discussed, with final chapters covering tactics for investigation and homicide ...

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  • Author : Robert G. Barrett
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • Release Date : 2016-01-16
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : NOW AN ABC TELEVISION DRAMA STARRING DAVID WENHAM AND REBEL WILSON There's no two ways about Les Norton-the carrot-topped country boy who works as a bouncer at Sydney's top illegal casino. He's tough and he's mean. He's got a granite jaw , fists like hams, and they say the last time ...

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James Ellroy
  • Author : Jim Mancall
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : "This comprehensive guide to James Ellroy's work and life is arranged as an encyclopedia covering his entire career. It introduces new readers to his characters and plots, and provides experienced Ellroy fans and scholars with detailed analyses of the themes, motifs and stylistic innovations of his books"--...

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  • Author : John R. May,Michael S. Bird,Michael Bird
  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Total pages : 257
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Download or read online Religion in Film written by John R. May,Michael S. Bird,Michael Bird, published by Univ. of Tennessee Press which was released on 1982. Get Religion in Film Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : Ann Miller Hopkins
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : In this hilarious, coming of age again novel, set in the eighties, Abby Copenhaven is a forty-nine-year-old Southern, former beauty queen, writer, and pageant judge. Throughout her crazy predicaments on the rural pageant circuit, she makes everything into an omen to change her life. The contestants are an endless supply ...

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  • Author : C. David Tollison,Henry E. Adams
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 439
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : This text and reference source introduces students and professionals to an applied approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual deviation and dysfunctions. Included are techniques to assess and treat masochism, rape, paedophilia, incest, mate swapping, necrophilia, nudism, frottage, coprophilia, coprophagia, zoophilia, satyriases, transsexualism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism, sadism, and ...

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The Queer Sixties
  • Author : Patricia Juliana Smith
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : An evocative collection of gay and lesbian writings about the 1960s, an era that ended with the Stonewall Riots in New York, features contributions from Douglas Eisner, Yvonne C. Keller, Blake Allmendinger, David Bergman, Laura Winkiel, Ricardo Ortiz, and other notable authors and cultural critics. Simultaneous....

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Along the Road to Heaven
  • Author : Jeffrey Langer
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-08
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Shortly after finishing my last book Aliens and Cowboys I found myself with time on my hands so I began writing songs. The driving motivation for this book began when I moved to Auburndale Florida. Polk County is a rural community (home to orange groves and sparkling fresh water lakes) ...

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  • Author : Cutter Wood
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : "Gripping . . . Cutter Wood subverts all our expectations for the true crime genre.” —Leslie Jamison, author of The Recovering When a stolen car is recovered on the Gulf Coast of Florida, it sets off a search for a missing woman, local motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler. Three men are named persons of ...

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  • Author : David Buckley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-04-24
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : The Sunday Times bestseller. David Bowie was arguably the most influential artist of his time, reinventing himself again and again, transforming music, style and art for over five decades. David Buckley's unique approach to unravelling the Bowie enigma, via interviews with many of the singer's closest associates, biography and academic ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Download or read online Manuel Statistique Pour tudes de March written by , published by which was released on 1991. Get Manuel Statistique Pour tudes de March Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : Thomas Doherty,Thomas Patrick Doherty
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02
  • Total pages : 427
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : Cultural historian Thomas Doherty tells the story of Joseph I. Breen, a media-savvy Victorian Irishman, who controlled Hollywood's Production Code Administration from 1934 to 1954. Breen's role in this Hollywood office was to censor American motion pictures....

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  • Author : Jonathon Green
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-04-03
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0802189733
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Summary : For thirty years Jonathon Green has been collecting slang – the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom – producing a succession of dictionaries, most recently the three-volume Green's Dictionary of Slang, that have been recognised as the most comprehensive and authoritative ever compiled. In this fascinating memoir ...