In an accident, Song Wan was soon to wear parallel space-time in the 1980s. The original owner was someone who was easily taken advantage of. After being schemed by his stepmother to marry a widower, he couldn't help but let Song Wan pass through, joining together seamlessly. Song Wan originally wanted to divorce the original owner's cheap husband, but who would have thought that this widower had a golden age of beauty and was famous for his outstanding performance. 21st century beautiful young girl Song Wan: "Brother, do we have a good time?" Look at how, as a modern food blogger, she managed to make a living in this barren era, capturing a beautiful man and carrying a small group on her back as she walked down the road to becoming rich. * This is a very sweet and sweet little piece of paper, all the way Aunt smiled and said: "Look at this in public, please have your own mask."
Somewhere in backwoods Vermont, a young woman refuses to back down in the face of threats from a violent local villain. Her boyfriend has fled the state in fear, and local law enforcement can do nothing to protect her. And so she resolves not only to stand her ground, but also to fight back. A pair of unlikely allies Lester, a crafty old-timer, and Nate, built like a tractor and not much smarter - join her cause, willing to do whatever it takes. An eccentric Greek chorus of locals - wry, witty, sceptical, and not always entirely sober - keep a running commentary in the background as the threesome's quest reaches its terrifying conclusion.
“God’s got a plan for your life” is an aphorism frequently heard by Christians. But how do you discover that plan? The Spirit Said Go is designed to help believers find God’s will. Using Paul’s journeys in Acts as examples, Wilson discusses twenty lessons on guidance drawn from these journeys. Using his firsthand experience traveling along these routes in the Eastern Mediterranean, he reads between the lines offering additional insights into Luke’s account. He also provides important geographical and archaeological information to illustrate Paul’s world among the Jews, Greeks, and Romans. Wilson then illustrates each lesson with autobiographical vignettes drawn from his own spiritual pilgrimage of over forty years as a follower of Jesus. Friends and colleagues also share stories of similar experiences of guidance. Each chapter ends with reflection questions that help the reader integrate the lesson into Christian living. The volume offers an inductive Bible study combined with practical, spiritual insights regarding how God guides his people then and now.
Bill Monroe is so foundational to bluegrass music that the entire genre took its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys. In Come Hither to Go Yonder, Bob Black recounts his years spent as a member of that seminal band. While other work on Bill Monroe has been written from a historical point of view, Come Hither to Go Yonder is told from the perspective of a musician who was actually there. Filled with observations made from the unique vantage point of a man who has traveled and performed extensively with the master, this book is Bob Black's personal memoir about the profound influence that Monroe exerted on the musicians who have carried on the bluegrass tradition in the wake of his 1996 death. This volume also includes a complete listing of Bob Black's appearances with Monroe, his most memorable experiences while they worked together, brief descriptions of the more important musicians and bands mentioned, and suggestions for further reading and listening. Offering a rare perspective on the creative forces that drove one of America's greatest composers and musical innovators, Come Hither to Go Yonder will deeply reward any fans of Bill Monroe, of bluegrass, or of American...
"Meticulous Nicholas...Goes to Camp" is a story about a 9 year old boy(Nicholas) who goes to sleep away camp for the very first time. He remains meticulous in his preparation for this camp journey, from color coding his shirts in his luggage, to neatly keeping his camp bungalow clean, that is, until he meets his sloppy soon to be roomate, Butch. Together, the boys participate in various camp activities in which the bold difference in their personalites continue to shock Meticulous Nicholas, from the way Butch eats at the Camp's "Grub Shack," to the way he plays his games in camp. However different they may be, together they form a friendship and learn how to fuse as one to become teamates, roomates, and most of all, friends. Meticulous Nicholas is a good positive role model for children of all ages, and parent's will love him as well! .
This is the untold story of how some of Germany's top aristocrats contributed to Hitler's secret diplomacy during the Third Reich, providing a direct line to their influential contacts and relations across Europe — especially in Britain, where their contacts included the press baron and Daily Mail owner Lord Rothermere and the future King Edward VIII. Using previously unexplored sources from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and the USA, Karina Urbach unravels the story of top-level go-betweens such as the Duke of Coburg, grandson of Queen Victoria, and the seductive Stephanie von Hohenlohe, who rose from a life of poverty in Vienna to become a princess and an intimate of Adolf Hitler. As Urbach shows, Coburg and other senior aristocrats were tasked with some of Germany's most secret foreign policy missions from the First World War onwards, culminating in their role as Hitler's trusted go-betweens, as he readied Germany for conflict during the 1930s — and later, in the Second World War. Tracing what became of these high-level go-betweens in the years after the Nazi collapse in 1945 — from prominent media careers to sunny retirements in Marbella — the...
A House Divided Old Pete Stratton, a theater tycoon with some shadily earned millions, is a shrewd, tough patriarch who dominates and dictates the lives of his family. In quiet rebellion, his beautiful wife, Mary, becomes a secret drinker; his daughter, Yvonne, learns about life behind her father’s back. Only his son, Nick, a battle-scarred veteran of twenty-three, dares openly to defy his father. This is the backdrop for Tom T. Chamales’ extraordinary new novel. With power and humor, the bestselling author of Never So Few charts the rebellion of a son against the tyranny of his father and the shallow confines of a wealthy world. The conflict reaches a shattering climax when Nick falls in love with the beautiful and tragic Nora, and Old Pete determines to regain control of Nick’s future by revealing that the woman his son loves is the town’s highest priced call girl.... “A work marked by this writer’s passion and vividness....The novel carries us along with its compelling intensity.”—Los Angeles Times “A vivid, believable story...peopled with wonderful characters.”—Newark News “This is a big novel, almost any way you look at it—powerfully and luridly...
On an Alaskan island beset by climate change, a Native seeks to preserve history: “An enthralling, engaging, mind-bending, time-bending story collection.” —Garth Stein, New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain Tova Agard’s world is literally falling apart: she’s just been disowned by her father in a violent confrontation over her sexuality, and climate change is about to wreak havoc on the world around her. In the midst of catastrophe, Tova meets Smithsonian Institute ethnologist John Swanton on an Alaskan-ferry time machine, trapping Swanton on Tova’s small hometown of Wrangell Island. Tova convinces Swanton that the island’s contemporary stories are worth collecting despite their strangeness: in Tova's oral traditions, a woman becomes a bear, a man marries trees, a UFO hunts deer, and the dead go to Seattle. These forty-three linked tales in the story-cycle are not stories that the Smithsonian intended to collect, but by the time all the tales are told, their reconstruction of history will make a greater impact on the world around them then either Tova or Swanton could have ever imagined. “Cleverly framed, these stories capture a rich...
At the start of the new story, Su Xiaomeng said happily, "Mommy, I stole daddy's land." Su Yan's head was filled with questions: "..." A certain man seriously and seriously said, "Since I'm not married, you'll have to take responsibility in the future!" Later, he was buried in the sea of flames by his first love's schemes, returning from amnesia. The beginning was already over: After a transaction, Gu Ruoyun had said ...
Now available from Thomas Wolfe’s original publisher, the final novel by the literary legend, that “will stand apart from everything else that he wrote” (The New York Times Book Review)—first published in 1940 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature. A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfe’s magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. When his first novel is published, it brings him the fame he has sought, but it also brings the censure of his neighbors back home, who are outraged by his depiction of them. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New York’s hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler’s shadow. He discovers a world plagued by...
"With online practice exams"--Title page verso.
Many Canadians are vaguely aware of the military's steady involvement in overseas operations over the past 20 years. For many soldiers, however, memories of these places torment them daily. They are haunted; they are changed from who they were as proud men and women. How do we support these soldiers to find their way back home? The story of Master Corporal Billy Reardon is an intimate portrayal of his journey from young man to mentally wounded military veteran. We see the world through his eyes as the toll of his deployments mount and as he struggles within the mental health system. We also see him find recovery and reconnection to the military brotherhood along with other veterans. Billy's story raises questions about the roles of front-line leadership and challenges health providers to develop an intimate understanding of military culture as a prerequisite to assisting traumatized veterans and their families.
Moist von Lipwig was a con artist, a fraud and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged, or put Ankh-Morpork's ailing postal service back on its feet. It was a tough decision. With the help of a golem who has been at the bottom of hole in the ground for over two hundred years, a pin fanatic and Junior Postman Groat, he's got to see that the mail gets through. In taking on the evil chairman of the Grand Trunk Semaphore Company, and a midnight killer, he's also got to stay alive. Getting a date with Adora Bell Dearheart would be nice, too. In the mad world of the mail, can a criminal succeed where honest men have failed and died? Perhaps there's a shot at redemption for man who's prepared to push the envelope...
"Extensive research yields a wealth of information on these famous catches, including commentary by period sportswriters, players, and, often, the man who snagged the ball"--Provided by publisher.
Buz and Stif barely squeaked through high school. Still, with diplomas in hand, thanks to Drakesville High’s lax grading policies, they’re in a mood to open a few cans of beer. What now? Stif, a high school league basketball star who didn’t make it into the majors, doesn’t think much about the future. He figures he already had one. Buz, though, the thoughtfull one, has put his brain power to work. There aren’t many job opening in Drakesville that don’t involve hamburger flipping, and it would be even worse in N.O., so why not go to college like everyone else? At nearby Peabody State University, admission is easy and everything is paid by your student loan. With a college degree in hand, their job prospects would be fantastic! After only four years tons of girl friends would be totally impressed! So why not go for it?
Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events - the political show trials of Sacco and Vanzetti; the huge Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue - and it produced a splendid array of writers, musicians and film stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.
In As Time Goes By in Hell, Cynthia Wells redefines the universal concept of hell and weaves a gripping satire of violence, sex, betrayal and retribution. The book revolves around two beautiful cousins, Veronica Howard and Kristen Leigh Abbott, who are leading members of Houston society. Although polar opposites, the two are bound by an innate, almost obsessive love for each other after they rise above poverty and survive sexual abuse. Veronica becomes one of the best defense lawyers in Houston, while Kristen uses the money of her four millionaire husbands to surgically enhance what nature had already given her. The lives of the pair are irrevocably altered when handsome and seductive lawyer Jason Ross returns to town. As a teenage victim, he had once captured Veronica’s sympathy in the most brutal case of her career. Murders, romantic triangles and shocking revelations are newly brewing and these result in unforgivable sins that send one cousin to burn in Hell. There she is forced to glimpse those she loved and whom she thought loved her, hurting all over again, only in a constant barrage of video replays. With its intriguing characters and a gripping storyline, As Time Goes By ...
The American theater was not ignorant of the developments brought on by World War II, and actively addressed and debated timely, controversial topics for the duration of the war, including neutrality and isolationism, racism and genocide, and heroism and battle fatigue. Productions such as Watch on the Rhine (1941), The Moon is Down (1942), Tomorrow the World (1943), and A Bell for Adano (1944) encouraged public discussion of the war's impact on daily life and raised critical questions about the conflict well before other forms of popular media. American drama of the 1940s is frequently overlooked, but the plays performed during this eventful decade provide a picture of the rich and complex experience of living in the United States during the war years. McLaughlin and Parry's work fills a significant gap in the history of theater and popular culture, showing that American society was more divided and less idealistic than the received histories of the WWII home front and the entertainment industry recognize.
The most restricted boxer at Las Vegas's Stamina gym lets himself unravel in the second Ringside novel from the author of Fighting For It… A dedicated fighter, Middleweight Michael Perez is willing to do whatever it takes to reach the top, and with his next fight scheduled at Madison Square Garden he's almost there. A self-proclaimed control freak, he plans to drive himself cross country to the fight. But when his manager insists a sports reporter tag along, thinking it will be good for public relations, Michael finds himself under the watchful eye of Ava Phillips. Ava Phillips has made a career out of exposing the underbelly of professional sports. Her instincts tell her that sexy, moody Michael Perez’s squeaky clean image is a cover for something more intriguing. Sharing the drive from Nevada to New York, Ava’s interest turns physical. But as their relationship heats up and Ava unearths his past, will she expose Michael’s darkness or succumb to the passions of a relationship she's only ever read about? Includes an exclusive preview of the next Ringside novel, The Hardest Hit
Can't pick a college? New on campus? Don't think you'll graduate? Trying to find where your faith will fit in? No matter what phase of the college experience you might be facing,Jesus Goes to Collegecan be your guide. In his college-centered devotional, Cornelius Weaver shares honest advice from biblical perspectives based on his own experiences. Explore a commitment to God in college and walk alongside Weaver as he addresses the issues he faced: choosing a college, managing relationships, finding friends, being a leader, battling addiction, and forming a lasting legacy on campus. An adventure is sure to follow when you apply Jesus Goes to College.
After forty years of congressional service, five terms in the House and five in the Senate, George William Norris (1861-1944) was going home to Nebraska. Norris had lost the 1942 Senate race and felt the defeat keenly. But as his train rolled westward, he was forcefully reminded of what his legislative efforts had wrought, from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to the Rural Electrification Act (REA), which brought power to the land unfolding before him. It is here that authors Gene A. Budig and Don Walton begin their journey with this great statesman, perhaps the last progressive Republican, a tireless champion of "public power" and the common man. This book carries readers back through Norris's career and accomplishments: the establishment of the TVA and the REA as well as the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution and the shaping of Nebraska's unique unicameral legislature. Norris recalls the battles he waged, one of which landed him in John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, and the alliances he formed with leading political figures of his day, from Fiorello La Guardia to Franklin D. Roosevelt. The result is a contemporary perspective on a man who fiercely defended the...
The impoverished boss, Ike, was an unlucky guy. When he just arrived at the new unit, he found out that his female boss was a peerless beauty that he had provoked. What's more, he inadvertently discovered her boss's top secret.
In preparation for this book, and to better understand our screen-based, digital world, Miller only accessed information online for seven years. On the End of Privacy explores how literacy is transformed by online technology that lets us instantly publish anything that we can see or hear. Miller examines the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a young college student who jumped off the George Washington Bridge after he discovered that his roommate spied on him via webcam. With access to the text messages, tweets, and chatroom posts of those directly involved in this tragedy, Miller asks: why did no one intervene to stop the spying? Searching for an answer to that question leads Miller to online porn sites, the invention of Facebook, the court-martial of Chelsea Manning, the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email server, Anthony Weiner’s sexted images, Chatroulette, and more as he maps out the changing norms governing privacy in the digital age.
The world of Dino Vicelli, a time wherein animals rule the world and humans fit into their world. The world-famous cigar-smoking talking Italian greyhound is at it again. The evil Dr. Senrab is performing his experiments and cloning to try and get the perfect species of a race to control. Vicelli Goes to Washington is the second in a series. Vicelli wakes up in Washington DC to find its not politics as usual. His private detective work takes him into intrigue, espionage, and a race against time. Vicellis world now involves newly elected Dogacrats into the Doghouse in DC and to stop the plot of Dr. Senrab infiltrating the U.S. and Russian governments. Could this madman control the world by his ability to clone important government officials? Vicelli never leaves home without his cigar, but could that one puff on his cigar alter his life?
Complete with illustrations of ships and generals, this volume details the naval campaigns and battles of the American Civil War, including the "Trent Affair," attacks on Vicksburg and capture of Arkansas Post.
Sometimes it feels like life's falling apart at the seams. Sometimes you're completely worn out by stresses that never seem to end. For every woman who has been disappointed, who has watched a dream die, whose life isn't what she imagined it would be, bestselling author Holley Gerth has a heartfelt message of hope--you really are going to be okay. And it is possible to live with joy, resilience, and strength in both the good times and the bad. In fact, she says, that's what God desires for us. With her trademark positive encouragement and probing questions for self-reflection, Holley encourages women to spend less of their lives regretting and more of their lives truly living. She shows them how to guard their hearts against despair and look to the future with confidence, remembering that they are part of a greater plan and nothing can stop God's purposes for them.
First published in 1897, Bram Stoker's Dracula has never been out of print. Yet most people are familiar with the title character from the movies. Count Dracula is one of the most-filmed literary characters in history--but has he (or Stoker's novel) ever been filmed accurately? In its third edition, this study focuses on 18 adaptations of Dracula from 1922 to 2012, comparing them to the novel and to each other. Fidelity to the novel does not always guarantee a good movie, while some of the better films are among the more freely adapted. The Universal and Hammer sequels are searched for traces of Stoker, along with several other films that borrow from the novel. The author concludes with a brief look at four latter-day projects that are best dismissed or viewed for ironic laughs.
Serendipity: Moments in time and place — A diverse blend of storytellers from around the world share their experiences with the mystery, magic, and power of serendipity.
A frank and disturbing view of a child's descent into a world of drug addiction and gang violence, Notting Hill Girl is a candid exploration of a life that is reflected in every city today. A dramatic insight into what life was like for a teenage girl in one of England's most notorious neighbourhoods, Notting Hill Girl serves as a lesson to us all in what is happening in our society, and how simple choices can help people to shape their own destiny.