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The COFFEE MAGNATE and Other Tales

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The Coffee Magnate and Other Tales?a richly disturbing, darkly comedic, and macabre collection?hits a new low as an insulting portrait of life?s slimy underbelly and humanity at its worst, guaranteed to offend the most insensitive readers. These 17 stories of senseless death, suicide, slaughter, and death-defiance, flanked by episodes of debacle, divorce, alcoholism, drug abuse, prostitution, greed, malpractice, murder, mysticism, and madness, culminate in a hell of mankind?s creation, an apocalypse, and the end of so-called civilization.

91 Gordon Street

91 Gordon Street Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Theodore Lyons
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469108933
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Spell Me a Song

Spell Me a Song Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorla Arksey
Editor: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458209164
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US Army Sergeant William Tulliver came back from Vietnam in 1972 with brain trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and amnesia. In search of a purpose, he took his pickup truck, the Gen’ral, and spent more than a year traveling the United States, finally settling in an abandoned hunting cabin in Beaver Creek, in the woods of northern Michigan. His only family includes two dogs named King and Queen and a loquacious parrot called Jester. The locals call him Wild Man Tully, fearful of his self-imposed isolation and his bizarre, antisocial behavior. Teenage brothers Billy and Beau Bagwell form a covert friendship with the wild man in the woods, curious about this stranger in their midst. The boys risk great turmoil and challenge in their lives as they try to help Tully learn to read and write again. As Tully earns their trust, he shares his strange adventures of an alligator attack, UFO, wild bears, an arm-wrestling contest with a crazy Indian named Moose, and Tully’s lost love, an Indian girl named Silverbell. Through shared stories, songs and poems, the bond and respect between the recluse and the brothers grows stronger. With each encounter, the recruits in Tully’s ‘Company’ learn the folly of making superficial judgments about others as they discover the power of camaraderie and the dignity of kindness.

Wicked Terre Haute

Wicked Terre Haute Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Crumrin
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439666385
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For more than a century, Terre Haute earned its reputation as a sin city. One of the most notorious red-light districts in the Midwest, the West End, housed sixty brothels and nearly one thousand prostitutes at its height in the 1920s. Across this sordid scene strode the stylish and indomitable Edith Brown, the city's most famous madam. When Prohibition made the city bootlegger central, violence erupted as rival gangs vied for turf. Gamblers flooded in from all corners of the country, making Terre Haute's Wire Room second only to Las Vegas. Through it all, corrupt politicians like Mayor Donn Roberts profited handsomely from grift and deception. Join local historian Tim Crumrin as he reveals the blackguards, rogues and swindlers of Terre Haute's rough and rowdy past.

Underground Humour In Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

Underground Humour In Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr F K M Hillenbrand,F. K. M. Hillenbrand
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134860129
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Underground Humour In Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 by Dr F K M Hillenbrand,F. K. M. Hillenbrand Summary

Not all Germans living under Hitler succumbed passively to the rhetoric and horror of the Nazi regime. Covert popular opposition in the form of humorous resistance was wider spread than is commonly thought. Embracing jokes, stories and 60 cartoons, this is the only collection in English of underground anti-Nazi humour. It is, as such, an invaluable contribution to the social history of twentieth century Germany.


Gladiator-At-Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frederik Pohl,C. M. Kornbluth
Editor: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787200736
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Gladiator-At-Law by Frederik Pohl,C. M. Kornbluth Summary

CAUTION! You are about to enter a world... where all engineering ingenuity has been employed for public spectacles of torture and death where the stock market operates with pari-mutuel machines where a court clerk transcribes testimony on punch cards, then feeds it to a jury machine where the dream real-estate development of today has become a cracked-concrete savage jungle In this world, young lawyer Charles Mundin battles a great combine of corporate interests—battles them in board meetings and in dark alleys—in a struggle that lays bare some brutal promises of the future...promises we are beginning to make right now. “...wholly admirable, in both thinking and execution.”—Galaxy “Reminiscent in vigor, bite and acumen to THE SPACE MERCHANTS”—Anthony Boucher. “...possessed of a bite and savage vigor which makes it one of the outstanding science fiction novels of the year.”—The New York Times “...a powerfully convincing story.”—New York Herald Tribune

Geek Rock

Geek Rock Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alex DiBlasi,Victoria Willis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442229764
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Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. This collection of essays explores the evolution of “geek rock” from songs about cars and girls to monster movies, outer space, and what it means to be “white and nerdy.”

Taking Back Beautiful

Taking Back Beautiful Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Devon Hartford
Editor: Devon Hartford
ISBN: 1942029179
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For the first time in her life, Daphne Bowman wants to get in shape. She wants her beauty back and she’s determined to get it. The last thing she’s looking for when she signs up for a membership at Body Fitness is a love connection. Apollo Armstrong is a personal trainer with an emotional hole in his heart that he is trying to fill with the love of a good woman. He’s tired of meaningless dates with meaningless women who have nothing to offer but their bodies. He wants a real connection. From the moment they meet, their connection is electric. But is it enough to keep them together forever? TAKING BACK BEAUTIFUL is a fast read with loads of sweet and sexy feels, the scorching hot sex you expect, and the happy ending you demand. Both kinds.

Riding Trains

Riding Trains Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Cook
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1662401248
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Riding Trains by Daniel Cook Summary

A fifteen-year-old boy named Jordan, who is lost in the wind, runs away from home to escape the miserable existence he was living. On his journey of riding the rails, he learns how to survive life on the road in a very treacherous world. He discovers a society of free spirits, lost souls, and hostile enemies, who would kill you with the blink of an eye. Bolt is one of those evil beings with his intimidating, purple-tattooed face. And so begins this hallowed adventure for this young street kid named Jordan who is hopping trains, having to watch his back, staying out of the clutches of the railroad bulls, avoiding freezing to death in the bitter cold, and learning who to trust. This is the story of Riding Trains.

Storm Wars!

Storm Wars! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jon DeCles
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462822416
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Riding the Eye of the Hurricane, Piswyck, Lifesaver, and Miranda return to Carsonne, only to find the country torn by civil war. The roads across the mountains remain closed, food is growing short, and the Countess has put an exorbitant price on Piswycks head. Can the young Marquis unify his people,fight his way past abberant mythozooic monstrosities, and win against the dual armies of the corrupt tax collector Lomfroth and Kracmalnic the Mad? Read on, in this highly-humorous, action-packed and long-awaited sequel to The Particolored Unicorn. ***** Storm Wars thunders along in grand, exotic, picaresque style. The reader is swept up in the wake of the ludicrously entertaining adventures of the sexy young Marquis Piswick and his sardonic particolored unicorn, Lifesaver. Like most classical heroes Piswick has great flair, ingenuity and level-headedness, all of which he needs in a chaotic world fraught with deadly whimsicality. Its all about fighting, morality, mad invention, satire, blue wine and silliness. And monsters of course human and otherwise. Ive waited years for this book to come out. With a lot of modern fantasy being so drably serious, its bliss to have a cocktail like this: piquant with magic, frothing with romance, spiked with a salty wit. Paul Magrs, author of Never the Bride and Doctor Who Sick Building

Gridiron Underground

Gridiron Underground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James R. Wallen
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459743229
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Gridiron Underground by James R. Wallen Summary

Gridiron Underground traces the Canadian lifeline that brought talented African-American football players who were overlooked, ignored, or prevented from playing football in their home country from the 1940s right through to the present day.

Arresting Music: Life During Wartime- a Music Guide

Arresting Music: Life During Wartime- a Music Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cosmic Darren
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ISBN: 1479751529
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Handbook for the Urban Warrior

Handbook for the Urban Warrior Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Russell aka Barefoot Doctor
Editor: Autharium
ISBN: 1780253680
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Your essential 21st century guide to surviving and thriving amidst the growing pressures of modern urban life by the Barefoot Doctor. The Barefoot Doctor is a contemporary hero of Taoist folklore. His tradition of healing his people and keeping them in high spirits with his medicine, music and magic dates back more than 5,000 years to the old Orient. Here he teaches for the first time, in a hip and accessible way, how to focus your mind, channel your energy and strengthen your spirit. Learn the ancient Taoist warrior skills of psychic shielding, meditation, medicine and magic to help enhance your experience of reality. Pick up instant advice on hundreds of challenges facing today's busy urban warrior including work, sex, money, success, politics, travel, relationships, fashion, drugs, club culture, spirituality, healing, technology and freedom. Experience for yourself the magical world of the modern Taoist Sage.

When Technocultures Collide

When Technocultures Collide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary Genosko
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554588987
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When Technocultures Collide provides rich and diverse studies of collision courses between technologically inspired subcultures and the corporate and governmental entities they seek to undermine. The adventures and exploits of computer hackers, phone phreaks, urban explorers, calculator and computer collectors, “CrackBerry” users, whistle-blowers, Yippies, zinsters, roulette cheats, chess geeks, and a range of losers and tinkerers feature prominently in this volume. Gary Genosko analyzes these practices for their remarkable diversity and their innovation and leaps of imagination. He assesses the results of a number of operations, including the Canadian stories of Mafiaboy, Jeff Chapman of Infiltration, and BlackBerry users. The author provides critical accounts of highly specialized attributes, such as the prospects of deterritorialized computer mice and big toe computing, the role of electrical grid hacks in urban technopolitics, and whether info-addiction and depression contribute to tactical resistance. Beyond resistance, however, the goal of this work is to find examples of technocultural autonomy in the minor and marginal cultural productions of small cultures, ethico-poetic diversions, and sustainable withdrawals with genuine therapeutic potential to surpass accumulation, debt, and competition. The dangers and joys of these struggles for autonomy are underlined in studies of RIM’s BlackBerry and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks website.

Piranha Heights

Piranha Heights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Ridley
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474238858
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'Look - they're fading. Those liars. Dissolving . . . It's the end of their world . . . The birth of a new one . . . Our one . . . Our world.' It's Mother's Day and mother is dead. Now her two sons gather in her home to argue about the truth of their childhood. But a storm is approaching . . . with a violent new truth all of its own. Piranha Heights is non-stop, filthily poetic and a searing insight into the disenchantment of young people today. This edition, featuring a revised script, published to coincide with play's revival at the Old Red Lion, London, in November 2014. Praise for Leaves of Glass: 'Like a shard of glass plunged straight to the heart . . . superb.' Guardian

Frank Zappa and the And

Frank Zappa and the And Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Carr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317133145
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Frank Zappa and the And by Paul Carr Summary

This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.

Pause & Effect

Pause & Effect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Stephen Meadows
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132798259
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Interactive narrative is the cornerstone for many forms of digital media: web sites, interface design, gaming environments, and even artificial intelligence. In Pause & Effect, Mark Stephen Meadows examines the intersection of storytelling, visual art, and interactivity. He takes the key principles from these areas and applies them to the design, architecture, and development of successful interactive narrative. This provocative book will appeal to designers with its edgy aesthetic and artistic sensibility. Striking graphic and typographic imagery complement unique design features that encourage interactivity through varying levels of information, different navigational possibilities, and even flip-book animations.

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') (Songbook)

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') (Songbook) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Zappa
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458479935
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Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') (Songbook) by Frank Zappa Summary

(Guitar Recorded Versions). Complete, note-for-note tab transcriptions for Frank Zappa's epic 1974 tour de force, featuring over-the-top zany lyrics and subject matter, searing guitar virtuosity, and tight arrrangements veering between rock and jazz fusion. Includes all 9 songs that have become classics of the Zappa legacy: Apostrophe' * Cosmik Debris * Don't Eat the Yellow Snow * Excentrifugal Forz * Father O'Blivion * Nanook Rubs It * St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast * Stink-Foot * and Uncle Remus, plus great full-page photos of Frank and a foreword by Cree Summer.

Dying Bites

Dying Bites Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DD Barant
Editor: St. Martin\'s Paperbacks
ISBN: 1429917687
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Dying Bites by DD Barant Summary

DD Barant launches The Bloodhound Files with Dying Bites—a "fresh and original take on urban fantasy" (Romantic Times) with a heroine who's "remarkable, strong-willed and smart" (Publishers Weekly). Her job description is the "tracking and apprehension of mentally-fractured killers." What this really means in FBI profiler Jace Valchek's brave new world—one in which only one percent of the population is human—is that a woman's work is never done. And reality is getting stranger every day... Jace has been ripped from her reality by David Cassius, the vampire head of the NSA. He knows that she's the best there in the business, and David needs her help in solving a series of gruesome murders of vampires and werewolves. David's world—one that also includes lycanthropes and golems—is one with little knowledge of mental illness. An insane serial killer is a threat the NSA has no experience with. But Jace does. Stranded in a reality where Bela Lugosi is a bigger box office draw than Bruce Willis and every full moon is Mardi Gras, Jace must now hunt down a fellow human before he brings the entire planet to the brink of madness. Or she may never see her own world again...

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation

Zombie Apocalypse Preparation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Houchins
Editor: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618680277
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Zombie Apocalypse Preparation by David Houchins Summary

We guarantee this is the only tool you need to survive the zombie apocalypse. OK, that’s not really true. But when the SHTF you’re going to want a survival guide that’s not just geared toward day-to-day survival. You’ll need one that addresses the essential skills for true nourishment of the human spirit. Living through the end of the world isn’t worth a damn unless you can enjoy yourself in any way you want. (Except, of course, for anything having to do with abuse. We could never condone such things. At least the publisher’s lawyers say we can’t.) We can’t guarantee this guide will save your life. But we can guarantee it will keep you smiling while the living dead are chowing down on you.

Deadhouse Landing

Deadhouse Landing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian C. Esslemont
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466868597
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Esslemont's new prequel trilogy takes readers deeper into the politics and intrigue of the New York Times bestselling Malazan Empire. Dancer's Lament focuses on the genesis of the empire, and features Dancer, the skilled assassin, who, alongside the mage Kellanved, would found the Malazan empire. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Ship Without A Sail

A Ship Without A Sail Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary Marmorstein
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141659843X
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A Ship Without A Sail by Gary Marmorstein Summary

An unforgettable portrait of an exuberant yet troubled artist who so enriched the American songbook “Blue Moon, ” “Where or When, ” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Isn’t It Romantic?,” “My Romance,” “There’s a Small Hotel,” “Falling in Love with Love,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”—lyricist Lorenz Hart, together with composer Richard Rodgers, wrote some of the most memorable songs ever created. More than half a century after their collaboration ended, Rodgers & Hart songs are indispensable to the repertoire of nightclub singers everywhere. A Ship Without a Sail is the story of the complicated man who was Lorenz Hart. His lyrics spin with brilliance and sophistication, yet at their core is an unmistakable wistfulness. The sweetness of “My Romance” and “Isn’t It Romantic?” is unsurpassed in American song, but Hart’s lyrics could also be cynical, funny, ironic. He brought a unique wit and elegance to popular music. Larry Hart and Richard Rodgers wrote approximately thirty Broadway musicals and dozens of songs for Hollywood films. At least four of their musicals—On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, and Pal Joey— have become classics. But despite their prodigious collaboration, Rodgers and Hart were an odd couple. Rodgers was precise, punctual, heterosexual, handsome, and eager to be accepted by Society. Hart was barely five feet tall, alcoholic, homosexual, and more comfortable in a bar or restaurant than anywhere else. Terrified of solitude, he invariably threw the party and picked up the check. His lyrics are all the more remarkable considering that he never sustained a romantic relationship, living his entire life with his mother, who died only months before he died at age forty-eight. Gary Marmorstein’s revelatory biography includes many of the lyrics that define Hart’s legacy—those clever, touching stanzas that still move us or make us laugh.

Desire Paths

Desire Paths Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roy Bayfield
Editor: Triarchy Press
ISBN: 1911193058
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Desire Paths by Roy Bayfield Summary

Unpromisingly - for a walking book - Desire Paths begins on a hospital gurney as the author prepares for open heart surgery. Thereafter, it dances back and forth in place and time between an array of obscurely connected walks that Roy has undertaken over the years. Among the book's many characters and diversions are Wetherspoons, Capt. Picard, the Navy Cut sailor, the buried 'Spirit of Brighton', Wendy Craig, Harrods, Buddhism's Six Realms of Desire, 'Things to Do...' tourist brochures, Argleton redux, the abyss, strip-lynchets, punk residues, Milton Keynes, multiple identities and an inkling of what the future may hold for thoughtful walkers.Each chapter starts with a quote from Phil Smith's Mythogeography, specifically from the 'Legend' given in that book - 'legend' as in a set of definitions of symbols used on maps to define landscape features. Roy uses these symbols to organise the book. The main body of each chapter is an account of a walking journey he has done. These are not chronological: structuring the book around the mythogeography Legend has (dis)organised the walks into a sequence that wanders in and out of time. Towards the end of each chapter, Roy reflects on a Landscape Feature that corresponds to the Legend - exploring the workability (or playability) of mythogeographical concepts and illustrating how they have manifested in his own walking. Finally, the Jump Over the Back Fence notes in each chapter suggest further actual walks which readers could make.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Bohjalian
Editor: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385681933
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A heartbreaking and wildly inventive new novel from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington, Vermont. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont had a meltdown and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault--was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to leave their homes; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily knows that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates to safety after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's house, inventing a new identity for herself, and befriending a young homeless kid named Cameron. But Emily can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever--and so she comes up with the only plan that she can.

Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa

Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Neil Slaven
Editor: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857120433
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Frank Zappa's reputation as one of rock's maverick geniuses has continued to grow since his death in 1993. Revised and updated, Electric Don Quixote is still the most comprehensive chronicle of his extraordinary life and career. Author, Neil Slaven, brings together the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music. Fully illustrated and includes a comprehensive discography.

Every Dog Has Its Day

Every Dog Has Its Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Cryer
Editor: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1921966289
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Why has Fido become a generic term for all dogs? Why did hundreds of people collect dog faeces – and sell it?Dogs never eat other dogs, so why is it a dog-eat-dog world? Did any dogs survive the 'Titanic'?What is a Yorkipoo?Do mad dogs really go out in the midday sun? 'Every Dog Has Its Day' pays homage to man’s best friend, telling the stories of famous dogs in history, tracing the origins of some of our favourite breeds, showing how dogs have become a significant part of our language, and describing the amazing range of activities in which dogs are involved. Written with Max Cryer’s characteristic light touch and sense of humour, this is a fascinating – and sometimes surprising – collection of historical facts and eccentricities of language. It will delight all dog-lovers and anyone with a morsel of interest in the world around them.

Red Dust

Red Dust Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul McAuley
Editor: Gateway
ISBN: 0575088389
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Mars, 600 years in the future, is dying. Five hundred years after the Chinese conquered the Red Planet, the great work of terraforming is failing. The human-machine Consensus of Earth had persuaded the AI Emperor to follow the Golden Path into a vast virtual reality universe, leaving behind an ungoverned planet swept by hunger riots and the beginnings of civil war. Enter Wei Lee, a lowly itinerant agricultural technician: rock 'n' roll fan, dupe, holy fool - and unlikely Messiah. After stumbling on an anarchist pilot hiding near the wreckage of her spacecraft, he's drawn into a revolutionary plot that has been spinning for decades. With the help of a ghost, the broadcasts of the King of the Cats, a Yankee yak herder, and a little Girl God, Lee travels across the badlands, swampy waterways and vast dust seas to a showdown at the summit of the biggest volcano in the Solar System. Not even the God-like Consensus can predict the outcome of his struggle to define his own destiny . . . Epic in scope, Red Dust's spectacular, fast-paced story brilliantly brings to life the planet that has captured our imagination like no other.

Lowriders Blast from the Past

Lowriders Blast from the Past Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathy Camper
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452165750
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Lowriders Blast from the Past by Cathy Camper Summary

When new friends Lupe, Flapjack, and Elirio are each bullied by Las Matamoscas, they know they're going to like one another. When they find out they all love lowrider cars, they know they'll be friends for life. But the bullies won't leave the Lowriders alone—and they don't let any girls or babies into car clubs. Can these three determined outcasts prove they deserve to be in the car show? Humor, Spanish words, and lowrider culture come together in this heartwarming graphic novel of three friends navigating the bumpy terrain of friendship, bullying, and standing up for what you believe in. ¡Vámonos!

Tournaments of Power

Tournaments of Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tor Aase
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 135187859X
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Tournaments of Power by Tor Aase Summary

Thirty years ago, modernization theory contended that notions of honor would become obsolete in modern democracies. Being an archaic remnant of our pre-modern past, honor would be substituted by dignity under modern conditions. When honor does emerge as a valid social theme in modern society, as it sometimes does during court hearings, in gang fights, and in violent reactions to insult, it is often ascribed to immigration from pre-modern cultures where honor still matters in social life. Thus honor becomes part of the cultural baggage that is transfered to the host country through migration. However, the fact that highly modern social formations like MC gangs are also obsessed with honor seriously questions the validity of classical modernization theories. It seems that honor is not just a pre-modern weed in a modern garden of dignity, but an integral part of modernity. Since honor emerges under pre-modern as well as under modern conditions, it is relevant to ask under which circumstances it becomes a theme in interaction. Blurring the distinction between the modern and the pre-modern in this manner allows us to ask what honor is really all about. Containing a wealth of international contributions from Scandinavia, USA, Mexico, Kurdistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Japan, Tournaments of Power provides first-hand ethnographic accounts and important answers to these vital questions.

The Women of the Copper Country

The Women of the Copper Country Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Doria Russell
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1982109602
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The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell Summary

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow comes “historical fiction that feels uncomfortably relevant today” (Kirkus Reviews) about “America’s Joan of Arc”—the courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements has seen enough of the world to know that it’s unfair. She’s spent her whole life in the mining town of Calumet, Michigan, where men risk their lives for meager salaries—and have barely enough to put food on the table for their families. The women labor in the houses of the elite, and send their husbands and sons deep underground each day, dreading the fateful call of the company man telling them their loved ones aren’t coming home. So, when Annie decides to stand up for the entire town of Calumet, nearly everyone believes she may have taken on more than she is prepared to handle. Yet as Annie struggles to improve the future of her town, her husband becomes increasingly frustrated with her growing independence. She faces the threat of prison while also discovering a forbidden love. On her fierce quest for justice, Annie will see just how much she is willing to sacrifice for the families of Calumet. From one of the most versatile writers in contemporary fiction, this novel is an authentic and moving historical portrait of the lives of the crucial men and women of the early labor movement “with an important message that will resonate with contemporary readers” (Booklist).

Me Moir - Volume One

Me Moir - Volume One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vic Reeves
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0753547724
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Vic Reeves' vivid, enchanting, and utterly hilarious childhood memoir is a comic masterpiece. Before there was Vic Reeves, there was a boy called James Moir who was much the same as any other lad.Obsessed with owning a pet crow, a master at writing his name and terrified of his father's immense moustache. Growing up in Yorkshire and then CountyDurham, the boy who would be Reeves somehow managed to escape the attentions of 'Randy Mandy' and get a crash course in pig castration, before having encounters with Jimi Hendrix and the Yorkshire Ripper. Peopled with weird and wonderful characters, Vic Reeves' memoir is authentic, witty and inventive, and as unique as you'd expect from one of Britain's most exceptional comedy talents.

Embodied Computing

Embodied Computing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Isabel Pedersen,Andrew Iliadis
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262357801
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Practitioners and scholars explore ethical, social, and conceptual issues arising in relation to such devices as fitness monitors, neural implants, and a toe-controlled computer mouse. Body-centered computing now goes beyond the “wearable” to encompass implants, bionic technology, and ingestible sensors—technologies that point to hybrid bodies and blurred boundaries between human, computer, and artificial intelligence platforms. Such technologies promise to reconfigure the relationship between bodies and their environment, enabling new kinds of physiological interfacing, embodiment, and productivity. Using the term embodied computing to describe these devices, this book offers essays by practitioners and scholars from a variety of disciplines that explore the accompanying ethical, social, and conceptual issues. The contributors examine technologies that range from fitness monitors to neural implants to a toe-controlled mouse. They discuss topics that include the policy implications of ingestibles; the invasive potential of body area networks, which transmit data from bodily devices to the internet; cyborg experiments, linking a human brain directly to a computer; the evolution of the ankle monitor and other intrusive electronic monitoring devices; fashiontech, which offers users an aura of “cool” in exchange for their data; and the “final frontier” of technosupremacism: technologies that seek to read our minds. Taken together, the essays show the importance of considering embodied technologies in their social and political contexts rather than in isolated subjectivity or in purely quantitative terms. Contributors Roba Abbas, Andrew Iliadis, Gary Genosko, Suneel Jethani, Deborah Lupton, Katina Michael, M. G. Michael, Marcel O'Gorman, Maggie Orth, Isabel Pedersen, Christine Perakslis, Kevin Warwick, Elizabeth Wissinger

The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers off the Sidelines

The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers off the Sidelines Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Willey,Andria L. Amaral
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440870578
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The Passive Programming Playbook: 101 Ways to Get Library Customers off the Sidelines by Paula Willey,Andria L. Amaral Summary

This book offers 101 passive programming ideas that are extendable, adaptable, customizable, and above all, stealable—so your passive programming never runs dry. Passive programming is a cheap, quick, fun way to make all library customers feel like part of the community. It can support reading initiatives, foster family engagement, encourage visit frequency, and coax interaction out of library lurkers—while barely making a dent in your programming budget. Passive programming can be targeted at children, adults, seniors, or teens; used to augment existing programs; and executed in places where staff-led programming can't reach. It can be light-footed and spontaneous, easily deployed to reflect and respond to current news, media, library events, and even the weather. But even passive programming pros run out of ideas sometimes, and when that happens, they want a fresh, funny source of inspiration. Make programming less intimidating Get the most bang for your buck from whatever resources you have available Make diverse customers feel welcome and seen Encourage repeat/regular library visits Boost your programming statistics

From Scratch

From Scratch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.E. Hilbert
Editor: Pelican Ventures Book Group
ISBN: 1611164834
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Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson's Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything...except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie's self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer...until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she's started from scratch?

The Syringa Tree

The Syringa Tree Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela Gien
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 030743267X
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In this heartrending and inspiring novel set against the gorgeous, vast landscape of South Africa under apartheid, award-winning playwright Pamela Gien tells the story of two families–one black, one white–separated by racism, connected by love. Even at the age of six, lively, inquisitive Elizabeth Grace senses she’s a child of privilege, “a lucky fish.” Soothing her worries by raiding the sugar box, she scampers up into the sheltering arms of the lilac-blooming syringa tree growing behind the family’ s suburban Johannesburg home. Lizzie’s closest ally and greatest love is her Xhosa nanny, Salamina. Deeper and more elemental than any traditional friendship, their fierce devotion to each other is charged and complicated by Lizzie’s mother, who suffers from creeping melancholy, by the stresses of her father’s medical practice, which is segregated by law, and by the violence, injustice, and intoxicating beauty of their country. In the social and racial upheavals of the 1960s, Lizzie’s eyes open to the terror and inhumanity that paralyze all the nation’s cultures–Xhosa, Zulu, Jew, English, Boer. Pass laws requiring blacks to carry permission papers for white areas and stringent curfews have briefly created an orderly state–but an anxious one. Yet Lizzie’s home harbors its own set of rules, with hushed midnight gatherings, clandestine transactions, and the girl’s special task of protecting Salamina’s newborn child–a secret that, because of the new rules, must never be mentioned outside the walls of the house. As the months pass, the contagious spirit of change sends those once underground into the streets to challenge the ruling authority. And when this unrest reaches a social and personal climax, the unthinkable will happen and forever change Lizzie’s view of the world. When The Syringa Tree opened off-Broadway in 2001, theater critics and audiences alike embraced the play, and it won many awards. Pamela Gien has superbly deepened the story in this new novel, giving a personal voice to the horrors and hopes of her homeland. Written with lyricism, passion, and life-affirming redemption, this compelling story shows the healing of the heart of a young woman and the soul of a sundered nation.

Soupy Twists!

Soupy Twists! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jem Roberts
Editor: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783526378
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This first ever, officially authorised biography of Fry & Laurie takes us on their journey from insecure Footlighters to international comedy heroes. It is the tale of a true friendship, a deep affection between two very funny men which has long been reflected back from an adoring public. Jem Roberts, acclaimed chronicler of Blackadder and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, covers everything from the excitement of being the first Perrier Award winners with The Cellar Tapes to the terrors of performing on Saturday Live, the collaborative warfare of Blackadder and the ultimate depiction of Wodehouse’s most inimitable characters, Jeeves & Wooster. Beyond this, the trials and tribulations of their remarkable subsequent separate career paths, from QI to House, will be explored for the first time. With tantalising, never-before-seen titbits from the A Bit of Fry & Laurie archive, and interviews with Emma Thompson, Richard Curtis, John Lloyd and more, this history of Fry & Laurie is an overdue celebration, paying tribute to a legacy of laughter from one of the funniest double acts of all time.

Music Marketing

Music Marketing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike King
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458429474
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(Berklee Press). Sell more music! Learn the most effective marketing strategies available to musicians, leveraging the important changes and opportunities that the digital age has brought to music marketing. This multifaceted and integrated approach will help you to develop an effective worldwide marketing strategy. Step by step, you will develop an active marketing plan and timeline tailored to your unique strengths and budget. You will learn to time your marketing campaign effectively, publicize your music to traditional print outlets and emerging online opportunities, understand the current opportunities for online, satellite, and terrestrial radio play as well as navigate various retail and distribution options, both at brick-and-mortar and online options, such as iTunes, Rhapsody, and other services.

Cop Out

Cop Out Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellery Queen
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504017099
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To escape a manhunt, a gang of killers takes a cop’s daughter hostage After years of toil for Aztec Paper Products, Thomas Howland only makes $112.90 per week. When it comes time for the company to compensate its workers, he is in charge of carrying the payroll: $24,000 in cold hard cash. Eventually, Howland is overcome by temptation. In exchange for a promised cut of the spoils, he hands the payroll over to a gang of thieves—but they reward him with 3 bullets in the heart. The heat is on, and the killers take refuge in the only thing they can: crime. Wesley Malone is a small-town cop, as tough and honest as they come. When the criminals kidnap his daughter as part of a desperate attempt to avoid the law, he feels afraid for the first time—not for himself, but for his little girl. Malone is determined to instill fear in this gang of thugs as well.

Bull Session

Bull Session Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Donald Hopkins
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1644246511
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Bull Session is derived from a conversation that the author had with his mother around age fourteen. She explained how friends, mostly men, would sit around a table and relate experiences or opinions, which in turn would trigger responses from the others-some on subject, some not. She called this type of meeting a Bull Session.

Moab Is My Washpot

Moab Is My Washpot Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Fry
Editor: Soho Press
ISBN: 1616951451
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Moab Is My Washpot by Stephen Fry Summary

This international bestseller is an “enormously entertaining” boyhood memoir by the British actor and comedian (The New York Times). Since his PBS television debut in Blackadder, multitalented writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry has earned many fans with his idiosyncratic wit. In this memoir, a number-one bestseller in Britain, he shares the story of his youthful years in his typical frank, funny style. Sent to boarding school at the age of seven, he survived beatings, misery, love affairs, carnal violation, expulsion, attempted suicide, and criminal conviction to emerge—at the age of eighteen—ready to start over in a world in which he had always felt a stranger. One of very few Cambridge University graduates to have been imprisoned prior to his freshman year, Fry is “one of the great originals . . . That so much outward charm, self-awareness and intellect should exist alongside behavior that threatened to ruin the lives of the innocent victims, noble parents and Fry himself, gives the book a tragic grandeur that lifts it to classic status” (Financial Times).

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