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Prodigy
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142427551
Pages: 387
Year: 2014-04
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In this "New York Times"-bestselling sequel to "Legend, " June and Day make their way to Las Vegas where they join the rebel Patriot group and become involved in an assassination plot against the Elector in hopes of saving the Republic.
My Infamous Life
Author: Albert "Prodigy" Johnson, Laura Checkoway
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439103194
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-02-07
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"A memoir about a life almost lost and a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop's golden era ... a story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City"--Dust flap jacket.
The Prodigy
Author: John Feinstein
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374305978
Pages: 320
Year: 2018-08-28
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From award-winning sportswriter John Feinstein, a YA novel about a teen golfer poised to blaze his way into Masters Tournament history—and he’ll face secrecy, sacrifice, and the decision of a lifetime to get there. Seventeen-year-old Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro—golf has taken its toll on the family bank account, and his dad is eager to start cashing in on his son’s prowess. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour—regardless of the potential riches—so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser. Pressure mounts when, after reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur tournament, Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. And when the prodigy, against all odds, starts tearing up the course at Augusta National, sponsors are lined up to throw money at him—and his father. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser—who has his own conflicts—keep Frank’s dad at bay long enough to bring home the legendary green jacket?
Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 014242207X
Pages: 318
Year: 2013
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In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
The Prodigy
Author: Amy Wallace
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
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Year: 2017-12-15
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William James Sidis (1898-1944) was born to a psychologist with some unorthodox ideas about child rearing, attended Harvard at an absurdly young age, burned out at 14, and spent most of the rest of his life working menial jobs and living in poverty. Dubbed a ``failed prodigy'' by the popular press, he lived out his years as an eccentric and a recluse. The truth is a lot more complex than this, and the "failure" a matter of perspective, as shown in this remarkable biography. Wallace's book, the only biography of this most enigmatic of prodigies, gives us a balanced look at Sidis' up-bringing and a somewhat revisionist look at his later life. Sidis apparently was hard at work on manuscripts of various sorts even during his later years; this book is to my knowledge the only one that gives an account of that later work, which dealt with American Indians. New manuscripts by Sidis have surfaced since the writing of this book, including a book on traffic accident patterns.
The Prodigy
Author: Alton Gansky
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310235561
Pages: 340
Year: 2001
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Toby, born to an unwed teenager in North Carolina, demonstrates miraculous powers to heal people and control weather at an early age, but when a radio talk-show host profiles Toby as a Messiah figure, events spin out of control.
The Prodigy
Author: Noel Hynd
Publisher: Damnation Books
ISBN: 1615720227
Pages: 323
Year: 2009-09-01
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Handsome, charismatic virtuoso pianist Rolf Geiger is haunted by the ghost of Isador Rabinowitz, the maestro who discovered Rolf, nurtured his talent, turned against him, and now is trying to exact the ultimate price for Rolf's success.
Prodigy
Author: Dave Kalstein
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466879645
Pages: 336
Year: 2014-08-26
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"If the characters from Less Than Zero and The Secret History woke up in a novel by Philip K. Dick, they'd get along famously with the precocious students of Stansbury." –Dustin Thomason, bestselling author of The Rule of Four A thriller set in the future at an ultra-elite prep school that asks: what is the price of perfection? In the year 2036, the world's best boarding school is the Stansbury School. The students, better known as specimens, are screened at a young age and then given twelve years of the finest education -- and developmental drug regiment --available. Stansbury graduates -- physically and mentally -- are in a class all by themselves. Four out of five go on to Harvard, Yale or Princeton; twenty out of the top thirty Forbes 500 companies have Stansbury CEOs, eight graduates have become U. S. Senators, and two sit on the Supreme Court. But when a string of alumni are murdered, school officials -- looking to avoid a public relations disaster -- decide to keep the police in the dark. They discreetly ask the school's Valedictorian to solve the mystery, but he discovers that the most obvious culprit (the school's resident chemically imbalanced delinquent -- and the Valedictorian's nemesis) is being framed. Together, the two unlikely allies uncover a massive conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of the Stansbury administration and the United States government. A riveting thriller about America's obsession with genius and the potential of youth, Dave Kalstein's Prodigy is not only a chilling vision of the very near future, it's an authentic coming-of-age story for the 21st Century.
Prodigy
Author: Jan Clark
Publisher: Roc
ISBN: 0451456157
Pages: 447
Year: 1997
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Unwittingly destroying an enemy ship in deep space, Rieka Degahv, one of the few human captains of the Commonwealth Fleet, is charged with high treason and embarks on a desperate search to untangle an intergalactic intrigue. Original.
Prodigy
Author: Charles Atkins
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738720364
Pages: 408
Year: 2011-09-08
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James "Jimmy" Martin IV should never have been released from the mental institution. But thanks to incredible wealth and a devoted twin sister, that's just what happens. Once a gifted cellist who wowed audiences at Carnegie Hall, Jimmy is now confined to his Gramercy Park mansion. Surrounded by memories of his sadistic parents, the dangerous sociopath is now free to act on every dark impulse – even if it means kidnapping the beautiful Dr. Barret Conyors. When Dr. Conyors realizes she's the target of Jimmy's twisted love, it's too late. The forensic psychiatrist finds herself at the mercy of a cunning madman, his ruthless sister, and their wicked plan to produce an heir. This gripping psychological thriller takes you inside the mind of the criminally insane, as well as the compelling world of forensic psychiatry.
A prodigy, by the author of 'Modern German music'.
Author: Henry Fothergill Chorley
Publisher:
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Year: 1866
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Bobby Fischer
Author: Frank Brady
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486259250
Pages: 435
Year: 1973
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Revealing biography of the controversial chess champion, written by a chess player who knew Fischer since the latter was 11. It chronicles Fischer's tumultuous public and private lives, including an analysis of 90 games that trace his rise to supremacy plus a complete history of the1972 Fischer-Spassky match. 26 photographs.
The prodigy
Author: Giles Playfair
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 190
Year: 1967
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The Prodigy's Cousin
Author: Joanne Ruthsatz, Kimberly Stephens
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698168607
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-03-01
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We all know the autistic genius stereotypes. The absentminded professor with untied shoelaces. The geeky Silicon Valley programmer who writes bullet­proof code but can’t get a date. But there is another set of (tiny) geniuses whom you would never add to those ranks—child prodigies. We mostly know them as the chatty and charming tykes who liven up day­time TV with violin solos and engaging banter. These kids aren’t autistic, and there has never been any kind of scientific connection between autism and prodigy. Until now. Over the course of her career, psychologist Joanne Ruthsatz has quietly assembled the largest-ever research sample of these children. Their accomplishments are epic. One could reproduce radio tunes by ear on a toy guitar at two years old. Another was a thirteen-year-old cooking sensation. And what Ruthsatz’s investigation revealed is noth­ing short of astonishing. Though the prodigies aren’t autistic, many have autistic family members. Each prodigy has an extraordinary memory and a keen eye for detail—well-known but often-overlooked strengths associated with autism. Ruthsatz and her daughter and coauthor, Kim­berly Stephens, now propose a startling possibility: What if the abilities of child prodigies stem from a genetic link with autism? And could prodigies— children who have many of the strengths of autism but few of the challenges—be the key to a long-awaited autism breakthrough? In The Prodigy’s Cousin, Ruthsatz and Stephens narrate the poignant stories of the children they have studied, including that of a two-year-old who loved to spell words like “algorithm” and “confeder­ation,” a six-year-old painter who churned out mas­terpieces faster than her parents could hang them, and a typically developing thirteen-year-old who smacked his head against a church floor and woke up a music prodigy. This inspiring tale of extraordinary children, indomitable parents, and a researcher’s unorthodox hunch is essential reading for anyone interested in the brain and human potential. Ruthsatz and Stephens take us from the prodigies’ homes to the depths of the autism archives to the cutting edge of genetics research, all while upending our under­standing of what makes exceptional talent possible. From the Hardcover edition.
Prodigy: The Graphic Novel
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515157775
Pages: 160
Year: 2016-04-26
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The second book in the best-selling Legend trilogy comes to life in this vibrant graphic novel adaptation. After escaping from the Republic's stronghold, Day and June are on the run in Vegas when the country learns that their Elector Primo has died and his son has stepped in to take his place. They meet up with the rebel stronghold of the Patriots—a large organization straddling the line between the Republic and its warring neighbor, the Colonies—and learn about an assassination plot against the Elector. Using threats and blackmail to get what he wants, the Patriots' leader, Razor, convinces June to let herself be captured by Republic soldiers so she can win over the Elector and feed him a decoy assassination plan. But when June realizes that the new Elector is nothing like his father, she must work with Day to try to stop the Patriots' plot before Razor can fulfill his own devastating plans.