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Black Postcards

Author : Dean Wareham
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Offers a personal memoir about his band called Luna and his wife Brita Phillips including both his years of achievement and his bitter moments, and "self-inflicted wounds."

Black Postcards

Author : Michael McGriff
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Poetry. About McGriff's BLACK POSTCARDS, poet John Witte writes "these poems transpire in moonlight, bending but not breaking. Rarely has a writer so thoroughly described the abrasion of his spirit. Childhood, the homeplace, even the lover's body are drawn relentlessly into a maelstrom of injury and loss. And yet the poet is paradoxically astonished by the beauty and grandeur of this damaging life. Verging on dream, McGriff's poems in BLACK POSTCARDS achieve an authentic rural American Surrealism."

Black Hills and Badlands in Vintage Postcards

Author : Richard L. Popp
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As soon as postcards appeared for sale in the early 1900s, Black Hills residents and visitors began sending them to friends and family across the country. The images and messages on these cards now form a historical record of the towns, mines, ranches, and people that made up the Black Hills and Badlands region. The postcard images chosen for this book show the development of the Black Hills and Badlands from the gold rush to modern times. Long-time residents will enjoy seeing what familiar places looked like in bygone days, while newcomers can learn how today's tourist attractions developed over time, including the Hot Springs mineral baths, Wind Cave, Custer State Park, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Mountain Memorial.

Postcards From a Distant Now

Author : Uffe Berggren
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A photograph is often accompanied by a caption. If it is so that the imagery is a means of communication on its own, it seems absolutely superfluous to enclose captions. Different processes seem to be behind this general effort of densification of images. This book presents som images, postcards, as I like to think about them. And there are no captions.

Postcards from Vermont

Author : Allen Freeman Davis
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A vivid picture of four decades of social and cultural history in the Green Mountain State.

American Holiday Postcards 1905 1915

Author : Daniel Gifford
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In the early 20th century, postcards were one of the most important and popular expressions of holiday sentiment in American culture. Millions of such postcards circulated among networks of community and kin as part of a larger American postcard craze. However, their uses and meanings were far from universal. This book argues that holiday postcards circulated primarily among rural and small town, Northern, white women with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. Through analysis of a broad range of sources, Daniel Gifford recreates the history of postcards to account for these specific audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based conversation among exclusive groups of Americans. A variety of narratives are thus revealed: the debates generated by the Country Life Movement; the empowering manifestations of the New Woman; the civic privileges of whiteness; and the role of emerging technologies. From Santa Claus to Easter bunnies, flag-waving turkeys to gun-toting cupids, holiday postcards at first seem to be amusing expressions of a halcyon past. Yet with knowledge of audience and historical conflicts, this book demonstrates how the postcard images reveal deep divides at the height of the Progressive Era.


Author : Annie Proulx
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E. Annie Proulx's first novel, Postcards, winner of the 1993 Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction, tells the mesmerizing tale of Loyal Blood, who misspends a lifetime running from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman. Blood's odyssey begins in 1944 and takes him across the country from his hardscrabble Vermont hill farm to New York, across Ohio, Minnesota, and Montana to British Columbia, on to North Dakota, Wyoming, and New Mexico and ends, today, in California, with Blood homeless and near mad. Along the way, he must live a hundred lives to survive, mining gold, growing beans, hunting fossils and trapping, prospecting for uranium, and ranching. In his absence, disaster befalls his family; greatest among their terrible losses are the hard-won values of endurance and pride that were the legacy of farm people rooted in generations of intimacy with soil, weather, plants, and seasons. Postcards chronicles the lives of the rural and the dispossessed and charts their territory with the historical verisimilitude and writerly prowess of Cather, Dreiser, and Faulkner. It is a new American classic.

The Boy s Own Annual

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Postcards From Last Summer

Author : Roz Bailey
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Darcy, Tara and Lindsay are the best of friends who reconnect every summer for a few weeks of catching up and living easy. The summertime is anything but boring for these three strong women who indulge in the best of what's in season: romance, excitement and the time of their lives.

Black Light Book

Author : Mark Chervenka
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The Penguins Ate My Postcards

Author : Arlene Pullen
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The Penguins Ate My Postcards tells the story of one womans connections with people and places as she traveled around the world. It consists of essays, grouped by theme, of varying lengths and moods. They can be read in any order and independently of one another. Sections One provides anecdotes about people the author met in the USSR, Australia, Cambodia, and Europe. Most of their stories are light and entertaining, but they all identify some characteristics of human beings in specific situations all of us have faced. Section Two through Section Five describe some of the places the author has traveled. She combines her feelings as she stood atop mountains or glaciers and watched the sun set behind them with the reality of the beauty she was capturing with her camera. Some of the essays are memoirs from the time when Communism ruled a vast part of the world, and traveling was different in Iron Curtain countries from what it is now. Shell take you on her taxi ride through Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin and on her train ride from Leningrad through the Baltic countries and Poland into East Berlin. Because the author was a teacher, shell share with you some of the literary and historic sites she visited, combining some facts with her impressions and some incidents that occurred in those places. Youll laugh along with her as she compares the people she met with beloved literary characters youll remember from your high school and college English classes. Youll become pensive when she relates stories about genocide and civil strife in some of the Asian countries she has visited. Youll share some of her professional experiences as she visited schools in South Africa, Cambodia, England, China, and Vietnam, with her focus being on the conditions in which teachers and students interacted for learning. Youll remember the children. Some of the essays contain anecdotes about encounters with penguins in Antarctica, polar bears in the tundra, kangaroos in Australia, and camels in Egypt. The settings of her tales are diverse, and the enjoyment of being close to wild animals in their native habitat is strong. Youll walk alongside waterfalls, down mountain trails, within the remains of ancient civilizations, and in buildings constructed for some unique reasons. Section Six deals with the benefits of traveling, as the author illustrates some of the rules governing safe travel, especially for a woman traveling alone. She writes about the danger she encountered when the airplane tires blew while the plane was above the Himalayan Mountains, and when she walked alone in some remote places. She provides humorous stories dealing with language differences in European countries. One essay extols the value of having a competent travel agent and tour guide, again with anecdotes that identify the relationship she had with agents who prepared some of her trips. Finally, the book answers the most frequently asked question of experienced travelers: Whats your favorite place? The Penguins Ate My Postcards is an enjoyable collection of informal, personal essays that will keep you interested in the people and places being featured as they give you a strong impression of the location in which the events occurred. These essays are not the result of someones imagination; the incidents actually happened, and the author was an eye-witness to them. As you read, youll recognize that the author has separated life into serious situations and light, humorous moods, but she treats all the participants with the respect and sensitivity necessary to tell their stories. Perhaps, after you read The Penguins Ate My Postcards youll want to explore the world and find your own adventures. Happy reading.

Fort Worth in Vintage Postcards

Author : Quentin McGown
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This volume uses 200 vintage postcards to illustrate Fort Worth's grandest architecture, important businesses, and everyday street scenes. Informative historical captions accompany each photograph.

South Carolina Postcards

Author : Howard Woody
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Bordering the northwestern side of South Carolina's Lake Murray and encompassing portions of both the Dutch Fork community and the Sumter National Forest, Newberry County possesses a rich agrarian history. While it suffered greatly during the changes of the previous century, it has been rebuilt continually and today is home to Newberry College and the Newberry Opera House, among other historic localities.

Postcards from Manhattan

Author : George J. Lankevich
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The 100 postcards in this set are a guided tour of New York, old and new. Readers will visit a lost New York--where magnificent hotels like the Astor pampered the rich and famous--and see the sights that continue to attract visitors today, from the Empire State Building to the beautiful Central Park. 100 postcards.

Black Americana Postcard Price Guide

Author : Joseph Lee Mashburn
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Intended for collectors of African-American cards and ephemera, this guide provides a brief, uninsightful history of the occasionally positive but more often profoundly insulting depictions of African-Americans on US postcards. A discussion of card condition, valuation and other collecting issues follows, with the bulk of the book listing cards by type, publisher, card number, card title, and date. Numerous bandw photographs. Published by Colonial House, PO Box 609, Enka, NC 28728. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

60 Postcards

Author : Rachael Chadwick
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The heartfelt and uplifting story of how a project to scatter 60 Postcards in memory of her mother helped a young girl come to terms with her loss. On 11 February 2012 Rachael Chadwick lost her Mother to cancer, just sixteen days after first being diagnosed, and her world shattered right in front of her. Utterly fed up of the milestones and reminders, in December of that year she decided she would do something different and created a project based around her Mum's approaching 60th Birthday. Desperate to spread the word about the wonderful person she had lost, Rachael had the brainwave of leaving notes around a city in her memory. Deciding she would take it a step further she wondered what would happen if she could ask people to respond to her? Full of hope and energy she hand-wrote sixty postcards, each with her email address at the bottom asking the finder to get in touch. But one question remained, where should she go? Knowing how much she longed to visit Paris, the last gift that Rachael's mum had given her was Eurostar vouchers, and so it seemed fitting that this would be her chosen city. So off she went with a group of friends to celebrate, discover, and to scatter her memories. Filling their time in Paris with sight-seeing, food and drink, laughter, and of course postcards. When Rachael returned to her London home, she desperately tried to switch off, switch off from the wondering (and hoping) whether she might actually hear from a postcard finder. And then, they started flowing in…

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Author : Duane Vandenbusche
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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison boasts a rich history.

Postcards to the Soul

Author : Dordi Andersen
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Lake Geneva in Vintage Postcards

Author : Carolyn Hope Smeltzer
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Lake Geneva was originally called Kishwauketoe by the Oneota tribe, a name meaning clear or sparkling water. Carved out by a glacier, this same crystal water has attracted residents and tourists for centuries, and continues to be a retreat for many in every season. Through a collection of vivid vintage postcards, authors Carolyn Hope Smeltzer and Martha Kiefer Cucco provide an overview of Lake Geneva's rich history, rendered in views of mansions, cottages, and camps, and in images of recreation, the surrounding towns, and, of course, Lake Geneva itself.

Black Widow Postcard Book

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Marvel's international superspy, the Black Widow, stars in sensational postcards you can mail from your own globe-hopping adventures! Featuring key moments from throughout Natasha Romanoff 's history, as illustrated by many of Marvel's greatest talents - including John Buscema, John Romita Sr., Gene Colan, George Pérez, Frank Miller, J.G. Jones, Phil Noto, Chris Samnee and more! Whether she's on a solo espionage mission, working with S.H.I.E.L.D., joining her Avengers allies in battle or hanging out with one of her old flames like Hawkeye, Daredevil and the Winter Soldier, the deadly Black Widow is always the center of attention! And that's certainly true of these picture-perfect postcards that you can keep all for yourself or share with your friends. Send them from North America, from Europe - or from Russia with love!