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Skewed Views Too

Author : Roy Schlemme
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The sky - river and land lay empty! Then there was movement! Two tiny wagons on the edge of the flood plain made their way up a tract above the river to claim ten acres each. Another "squatter" joined them settling halfway to the top. The three settlers were - Lewellyn Lewis from Wales - Abel Hardy from Dorset both from the 'Old Country - England and Frederick Rush native-born American. From the back hills came exuberant, enterprising Alfie Hicks a former indentured servant from England - a Cockney born and bred - who had worked off his debt who now claimed fifty and more acres! And why not? For here was 'land for the taking!' He never dreamed that naming the town "Hicksville" would become a synonym for "backwoods"-"backwater"-"backward" in the next century! From the 'Rush' household - there emerged Joel with the looks and demeanor which would set his mother to prod him - obsessively - to being a preacher. Joel however was destined to become the leader of the survivors of a disaster: he led them into 'the Promised Land' to start a new life. The story follows the loves - lives - sorrows and joys of the group who find it necessary to welcome "new blood" to keep "Rushburg, West Virginia" a viable town. The new arrivals are Irish whose irrepressible good humor and determination to succeed awaken sleepy Rushburg.

Skewed Views

Author : Roy Schlemme
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The author presents an eccentric, amusing cartoon look at the flaws and foibles that connect us to each other and to the world around us.

Strings Attached

Author : Roy Schlemme
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Decisions! Decisions! There come times in ones life when important choices have to be made...and this is one of them. Well assume that, as a wise and thoughtful soul, after perusing and thoroughly enjoying Roy Schlemmes Strings Attached, you find yourself ready to seek further like-minded cartoon enjoyment. Well, here are five possibilities from which to pick. Your big problem, obviously a tough choice, is which of Schlemmes books to order. (We could say Get all five, but that would label us crass commercialists.) All are published by in paperback with most also available as E-books. Order wisely and well. A cartoonists career is at stake here.

Lightin Up

Author : Roy Schlemme
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Guaranteed to brighten the day of both friends and relatives, Roy Schlemme's astute visual observations and wry commentary on the human condition provide a wonderfully entertaining respite from the humdrum of our everyday routine. As for those who'd like to see a bit more of Schlemme's work, three other books (Skewed Views, Skewed Views Too and The Moon's First Banana) are also available gift-giving ideas ideal for those with a slightly bent sense of humor.

We Were Baptized Too

Author : Marilyn Bennett Alexander
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Within the liturgy, congregations pledge to accept, love, forgive, and nurture the newly baptized member. The church, however, often lives out this covenant selectively, forcing its gay and lesbian members into silence, alienation, and doubt. We Were Baptized Too challenges the church to take seriously its understanding of baptism and communion as a means of grace, justice, and liberation.

Pull In Case of Boredom

Author : Roy Schlemme
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Just finished Pull In Case Of Boredom, and still find yourself chuckling? You sound like a prime candidate for one of Schlemme’s other humorous efforts which include: Skewed Views, Skewed Views Too, The Moon’s First Banana & Lightin’ Up. All are available from AuthorHouse and may be ordered on the web at

Survive Your Drive A Survival Guide for Driving in the New Millenium

Author : Richard H. Freer
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'Skewed Views Too' continues Roy Schlemme's cartoon exploration of our human faults and foibles. Using everything from wry wit to out-and-out broad slapstick, he intelligently takes the reader on a rambling, merry journey. Beginning, at times, with the most bizarre of premises, Schlemme quickly cajoles even the most somber of us into forgetting our personal problems and laughing out loud at the adventures of his eccentric cast of zanies. Unlike other more traditional cartoonists who, generally, of necessity work small and simple, Schlemme utilizes the larger page along with a more detailed drawing style to enhance the final effect upon readers. There's no single theme from one vignette to the next, but rather a lively bouncing around certain to capture even the most humor-resistant of us. 'Skewed Views Too', with over 150 humorous situations, is sure to find itself one of the more appealing gift-giving ideas and entertaining book options around.

Artifacts from Medieval Europe

Author : James B. Tschen-Emmons
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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources


Author : Glen Coburn
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Whacked! is the definitive book of insane commentaries that focus on movies of the horror and exploitation genre of the 1970s and '80s. The satiric criticism of movies featured in this book is the meat. The movies themselves serve as a backdrop. Home Video pioneer, Glen Coburn, writer/director of Bloodsuckers From Outer Space creates a quirky cast of characters that meander through his commentaries. These characters and their presence as the author's movie viewing companions are often more significant that the movies themselves. A central figure in the book is Coburn's unofficial bastard stepson, Elmo. This scruffy, unwashed young man is responsible for perpetual hijinks that often distract the author from his mission to strip down each movie to its despicable anatomy.From the author: “After years of suffering from over active sweat glands I finally realized the truth. The vaporous fumes of this book do not serve as movie reviews. My commentaries are not a sewer pipe to the understanding of movies such as, “Cannibal Buttwipes of Alabama.” My flatulent essays are the entertainment itself. It was brought to my attention by a lobotomized turnip farmer that when he read these articles he was overcome with a compulsion to witness the movies. My beautiful writing led to great inspiration in the simmering brain of this pathetic specimen of humanity. I was not alone during my adventure in self-loathing. Several people and animals were always around to stink up the place. My horrible bastard surrogate son, Elmo was at arms length most of the time. His chronic presence was disturbing and comforting in equal measure. My lovely wife, Honeypot watched some of these movies while reading a cookbook written in Braille. My darling smart-ass daughter, Princess sat in on a few viewings and quickly turned even more disgruntled. A friend of mine described this book as toilet reading. He said that each of these commentaries could be read in one sitting. If you enjoy this book, I will fawn over you until you become nauseated. Those who do not appreciate my work can go straight to hell.”An excerpt: “This movie reminds me of being doped-up on cold medication. It's like waking up in a night sweat from the grip of an awful dream only to realize that you're still dreaming. When you finally wake up again, you figure out that you're in another dream. This goes on until ninety minutes have passed and you become fully alert, engulfed in a pond of your own saliva. If Christopher Nolan was drunk on window cleaner and made Inception for ten dollars, the result would be Blood of Ghastly Horror. I don't mean that in a bad way. This movie is a veritable masterpiece of making one movie out of another movie and then making another movie out of the first two. Each additional film contains new footage that is unrelated to anything in any movie ever made. The layers are intractably woven together into an irresistibly trippy gruel.”Review: "Not since that other Texas redneck has there been a critic whose collection contains such a colorful cast of characters and a trashy attitude toward the trashy films we (for no good reason) love. WHACKED is not only a nauseatingly fun read, but between all the shinola and bullstuff, I bet you'll learn a thing or two. It's a perfectly putrid addition to your vast library of otherwise stuffy film books that take themselves way too seriously." -- Michael Koopmans

Working in Children s Homes

Author : Dorothy Whitaker
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This volume examines staff groups and the work they do in terms of the rationale and purposes behind their actions, and the procedures employed. It then looks at the reality of working in a children's home and what the staff face on a day-to-day basis.


Author : Jeff Merrifield
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The Temple of Mankind at Damanhur is the home of a fascinating spiritual and artistic community. Hidden inside a mountain in the Italian Alps, it is renowned for its exceptional artistry and breathtaking mix of marble, mosaic, and stained glass. It is one of the most extraordinary buildings on Earth, and equally extraordinary is the story of how it was built, and became the center for a utopian community of like-minded people.

The Failure of National Rural Policy

Author : William Paul Browne
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Modern farm policy emerged in the United States in 1862, leading to an industrialized agriculture that made the farm sector collectively more successful even as many individual farmers failed. Ever since, a healthy farm economy has been seen as the key to flourishing rural communities, and the problems of rural nonfarmers, former farmers, nonfarm residents, and unfarmed regions were ignored by policymakers. In The Failure of National Rural Policy, William P. Browne blends history, politics, and economics to show that federal government emphasis on farm productivity has failed to meet broader rural needs and actually has increased rural poverty. He explains how strong public institutions, which developed agrarianism, led to narrowed concepts of the public interest. Reviewing past efforts to expand farm policy benefits to other rural residents, Browne documents the fragmentation of farm policy within the agricultural establishment as farm services grew, the evolution of political turf protection, and the resultant difficulties of rural advocacy. Arguing for an integrated theory of governing institutions and related political interests, he maintains that nonfarm rural society can make a realistic claim for public policy assistance. Written informally, each chapter is followed by comments on the implications of its topics and summaries of key points. The book will serve as a stimulating text for students of public policy, national affairs, rural sociology, and community development -- as well as anyone concerned with the future of agrarian America.

New Sounds

Author : John Schaefer
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Offers profiles of modern composers and musicians, discusses new trends in music, and looks at the influence of ethnic, folk, and electronic music

Encyclopedia Americana Skin to Sumac

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Author : United Church of Christ
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Western European Stages

Author : Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
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Presenting Richard Peck

Author : Donald R. Gallo
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Discusses the life and work of Richard Peck, examining his essays, poetry, and novels for children, young adults, and adults.

The Federal Budget and Social Reconstruction

Author : Institute for Policy Studies. Study Group on the Federal Budget
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Stabilizing Democracy in South Africa

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The New Republic

Author : Herbert David Croly
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