WorldCat Identities

Provost, Gary 1944-

Works: 40 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 6,925 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Fiction  True crime stories  Juvenile works  Novels  Martial arts fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Trials, litigation, etc  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN145, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Provost
Without mercy : obsession and murder under the influence by Gary Provost( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect husband : the true story of the trusting bride who discovered her husband was a coldblooded killer by Gary Provost( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Lisa Fotopoulos and her husband Kosta, how their marriage ended when it came to light that Kosta was involved in a murder
Finder : the true story of a private investigator by Marilyn Greene( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private investigator who specialized in finding missing persons chronicles her triumphs, dead ends, and disappointments
Popcorn by Gary Provost( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three twelve-year-olds work for fame in the pop music world, receiving inspiration from a martial arts teacher
Make every word count : a guide to writing that works--for fiction and nonfiction by Gary Provost( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to tell a story : the secrets of writing captivating tales by Peter Rubie( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The renowned Gary Provost and his colleague Peter Rubie show readers how to transform their fiction, nonfiction or screenplay idea into a tale sure to find an audience. To catch the elusive yellow elephant, a young girl must utilize two raisins, three cakes, a pair of tweezers, a telescope, her uncle, and her imagination in this romp through the absurd. Full-color illustrations
David and Max by Gary Provost( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While spending the summer with his grandfather Max and helping him search for a friend believed to have perished in the Holocaust, twelve-year-old David discovers many things about Max's terrible years during World War II and subsequent family relationships
Make your words work by Gary Provost( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the fundamentals of style, character, dialogue, description, and point of view in writing both fiction and nonfiction
Good if it goes by Gary Provost( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old David, juggling the demands of Shrimp League basketball and preparations for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, strives to please Kelly, his dream-girl classmate, as well as his ailing grandfather and traditional parents
High stakes : inside the new Las Vegas by Gary Provost( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, the name "Las Vegas" summoned up the image of a neon world of nonstop gambling, gangsters, sex, and adult entertainment. But today, Las Vegas has transformed itself into a family vacation spot second only to Disneyworld on America's leisure-time itinerary. What - and who - is responsible for this multibillion-dollar transformation? With High Stakes, Gary Provost takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour of Nevada's newly revitalized 21st-century vacation world. This inside look at both the gaming business and its new total entertainment centers, which now host twenty million visitors a year, reveals how Las Vegas became a clean, attractive, family-oriented resort. Today, casino gambling is just one attraction of many, most of them new: amazing theme parks, spectacular virtual-reality rides, futuristic glass domes, the world's tallest tower, a sky laser that can be seen all the way to Los Angeles. Circus Circus Enterprises Inc. is used as a model of excellence to show how the Las Vegas gaming industry develops, markets, and delivers its entertainment "product" at a lower price, and with greater profits, than any of its competitors. Highlighted by a preview of Circus Circus' astonishing pyramid - Luxor - the new centerpiece of the greatest gaming empire in history, High Stakes includes extensive interviews with Luxor's legendary creator, William G. Bennett, the man who taught the entire gaming industry how to attract the vast market of family-oriented vacationers. Also covered are all the games of chance that a casino like Circus Circus offers and the odds each gives; everything the casino hands out for free and why; the different ways in which high rollers and ordinary folk are treated; how legendary casinos of the past have crashed to oblivion and the hot newcomers that have taken their place; and the increasing competition from Atlantic City and the growing list of other venues of legal gambling in the United States. Timely, wide-ranging, and well informed, this eye-opening book traces the evolution of Las Vegas from "Sin City" to the "Orlando of the West." Whether you are interested in gambling, business, or the changing face of America, High Stakes is fascinating
Beyond style : mastering the finer points of writing by Gary Provost( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To write well, you must reach beyond the classroom basics of composition, get a grip on the more complex concepts, and learn how to create books, articles, and stories that move—not only from the editor’s desk to the bookstore, but also in the minds of your readers.  In this book, accomplished writer Gary Provost helps you tackle that tough task. Here you’ll touch the soul of fine fiction and nonfiction. You’ll explore the intangibles: the relationships between form and content, proportion and pacing, slant and theme. And you’ll gain a new perspective on how words work together. In that newfound knowledge you’ll find power—power Provost helps you transfer to the page. In candid, conversational style, he shows you: how to balance event and dialogue to keep the pace lively, why unity is essential to a story—and how to maintain it, how to make the written word pleasing to the ear, the value of fresh, strong imagery, how startling originality will keep your readers interested, how to make your story credible—even when it’s fiction, how subtlety allows your reader to participate in the action, how to tighten up the tension at every level of your story. Provost makes no promise that the work will be easy. He promises only that your books, articles, and stories will get better. There are, after all, no magic words—except those you put on the page
100 ways to improve your writing by Gary Provost( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides techniques and advice explaining how to write with style, get inspiration, and master grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Fatal dosage by Gary Provost( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FATAL DOSAGE Becoming a nurse was the realization of Anne Capute’s lifelong dream. Now she had everything she wanted—until the nightmare began at Morton General Hospital.   THE CRIME Licensed practical nurse Anne Capute administered a fatal dose of morphine to a dying patient, Norma Leanues. Anne claimed she was following common practice at Morton General, with a verbal approval by Dr. Hillier, to administer unrestricted doses of morphine as a humane antidote to the unbearable suffering of terminal cases.   THE CHARGE One day after the death of Mrs. Leanues, Dr. Hillier was off on a European vacation, and Anne Capute was suspended. Three days later she was advised to retain a lawyer—she would be standing trial for first degree murder. THE TRIAL One after another, doctors and nurses with whom Anne had worked so closely testified against her. And the most damaging prosecution witness of all was Dr. Hillier. Suddenly Anne’s life’s dream was destroyed. And as her personal life, too, began to shatter, there remained little hope of acquittal—or justice.   Anne Capute: A woman on trial for her life. One dedicated nurse battling against the vast influence of the medical establishment. Hers is a true story of courage, drama, and penetrating suspense that no reader will soon forget
The pork chop war by Gary Provost( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Brian describes life with his young mother and his two brothers in a run-down section of Boston, and his adventures with a young man who seems almost a third brother
How to write & sell true crime : how to spot local stories and turn them into gripping national bestsellers by Gary Provost( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freelance writer's handbook by Gary Provost( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the border : the true story of the satanic cult killings in Matamoros, Mexico by Gary Provost( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into their own hands by Gary Provost( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They are battered women, grieving parents, and burglarized homeowners who responded to criminal violence by taking the law into their own hands. Their cases have struck a deep chord in American society. Are they victims of a failing judicial system or criminals themselves? Gary Provost examines stories of ordinary citizens who have taken on the roles of judge, jury and--sometimes--executioner
Baffled in Boston : a mystery by Gary Provost( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.11 for Perfect hu ... to 0.51 for Humphrey B ...)

How to tell a story : the secrets of writing captivating tales
Alternative Names
프로보스트, 개리 1944-

English (76)

David and MaxMake your words work100 ways to improve your writingInto their own handsBaffled in Boston : a mystery