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The Sump of Lost Dreams

The Sump of Lost Dreams

  • Author: Glenn Myers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780956501035
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 244
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A comedy about the invisible stuff going on in our lives. Thanks to a near-death experience, Jamie Smith and his irritable lawyer colleague Keziah Mordant can travel to invisible heavenly realms and fix souls and change the world. Not everyone is pleased.

The Tree of Lost Dreams

The Tree of Lost Dreams

  • Author: Frank Sousa
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1499045840
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 382
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The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnny's words "Now we have our own war" were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnny's words, "If we don't fight them there, we will fight them here." The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousa's first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.

The Plays of William Shakspeare: Midsummer night's dream. Love's labour's lost

The Plays of William Shakspeare: Midsummer night's dream. Love's labour's lost

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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A Traveler's Guide for Lost Souls

A Traveler's Guide for Lost Souls

The Flaw in the Fabric

  • Author: Jim T. Lindsey
  • Publisher: SeaStorm Press
  • ISBN: 057808113X
  • Category: Fiction
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Cave Diving

Cave Diving

Motivations to Practice an Engaged Activity

  • Author: Pierre Boudinet
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493193864
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 374
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Through all the ups and downs of life, the author has always been pushed toward cave diving. From childhood to the present time, he explains what has shaped and sharpened him for this activity, which is regarded as very hazardous and engaged. He explains how this nonpaid activity is linked with the other parts of his life. The emphasis is put not only on exploration, which is a very central element of caving and cave diving but also on ethical, social, technical, and scientific considerations. Doing things is presented as more important than having or being.

The Lost voices of World War I

The Lost voices of World War I

an international anthology of writers, poets & playwrights

  • Author: Tim Cross
  • Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 406
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Gathers selections from the poetry, prose, and plays of writers killed during World War I, and includes brief profiles of each individual

Whispering Pine

Whispering Pine

  • Author: George T. Kocik
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1477111298
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 185
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Everyone starts out in life on the same level. Some achieve fortune and fame; others do not. That doesnt mean that they have lesser value or lead less meaningful lives than those who have achieved glory. Everybody means something to someone, and is important to them. To those who have achieved great things that have benefitted humanity, my hat goes off to them. To those who have achieved fame and fortune through their hard work, I say Good for you, you worked for it. I may not have amassed a great fortune in my lifetime, nor achieved fame, but I am rich nevertheless. I can count on both hands the ones I love and the ones who love me. I can boast, however, of two achievements of which I am extremely proud. The first is my two children, Christine and Kevin. No father can be prouder of his children than I. There I can say: George, you did well. The second achievement of which lm very proud is the collection of poems that lve composed throughout the years. My English teachers gave up on me in high school. They figured I didnt have a snowballs chance in hell where it came to creative writing. I cant blame them either. I didnt see writing in my future at the age of 16. I was content to speak the English language and that was enough for me. I always enjoyed reading poems in school; some more than others. After I graduated and joined the work force, I found that I had a knack for composing. As time went by, my poems got better and better. I was actually proud of the end product. Here again I can say: Well done, George. Everyone wants to leave something of themselves behind as a testimony to their passing through this world. And so, dear children, I leave you my collection of poems. When your eyes peruse the words that lve written, lIl be there beside you. As for you, dear reader, I hope you take great pleasure in reading my poems.

Overnight

Overnight

  • Author: Matthew Smith
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1590774477
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Originally published in 1949, Matthew Smith writes with the brilliance of an Arlen and the sophistication of a Maugham in this vintage tale of high-fashioned passion that bares the souls and appetites of mid-century old money. Nestled in rolling fields on the eastern Connecticut shore stands Cragie, the sumptuous estate of George Ridgley. Passersby admire its sprawling luxury and envy its owner his many acres with their tenant farms, luxurious buildings, and natural beauty. Here Eros launches five arrows that find their mark at once, filling five cultivated and refined people with passions that even the expansive rooms of Cragie can’t contain. First George Ridgley falls in love with Lesley, a beautiful guest much his junior. Then Reggie, the playboy forgets his selfishness to lose his heart to Audrey, a wealthy and sensuous vixen. When Peter Drake, our tale’s hero, flies back from Europe and enters the scene, scandal erupts. These people woo in the same sophisticated, pleasure guided way they live. They play at passion as they play at backgammon—to win.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

  • Author: Joshua Davis
  • Publisher: FSG Originals
  • ISBN: 0374712654
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 240
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Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.

Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States

Power and the Pursuit of Peace: Theory and Practice in the History of Relations Between States

  • Author: F. H. Hinsley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521094481
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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In the last years of the nineteenth century peace proposals were first stimulated by fear of the danger of war rather than in consequence of its outbreak. In this study of the nature and history of international relations Mr Hinsley presents his conclusions about the causes of war and the development of men's efforts to avoid it. In the first part he examines international theories from the end of the middle ages to the establishment of the League of Nations in their historical setting. This enables him to show how far modern peace proposals are merely copies or elaborations of earlier schemes. He believes there has been a marked reluctance to test these theories not only against the formidable criticisms of men like Rousseau, Kant and Bentham, but also against what we have learned about the nature of international relations and the history of the practice of states. This leads him to the second part of his study - an analysis of the origins of the modern states' system and of its evolution between the eighteenth century and the First World War.