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Moon Over Alcatraz

Moon Over Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1954395051
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Publisher: Maximus Books
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Brandy Chambers was looking forward to the birth of her first child. She and Weston move from San Francisco to the small town of Alameda to start a family, she's writing her second book, and Weston has a fantastic job working on the Oakland/San Francisco Bay project. Having this baby would make her already wonderful life perfect. But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy's perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence. Everything is once again going according to plan - until Brandy discovers she's pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she's having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy's life if she and Weston separate?

The House Called Alcatraz

The House Called Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493121138
Author: Bobbie Duane McCoy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The House Called Alcatraz by Bobbie Duane McCoy Book Resume:

A House Called Alcatraz I discover an old run down shack house. In side I find a dead body. I get questioned by police about the dead body. I go back to the house and find there is spirits in the house. I tell them I am not a threat. I am a friend. They have a story they want to tell, all story's are how the souls ended up in this run down house shack. I interview soul by soul, they share history of the Grim Reaper and history of a small town called Shady Oaks. This place is haunted and crazy things happen here. Why can't this place be torn down will surprise you.

Sunset on Monarch Bay

Sunset on Monarch Bay [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1954395124
Author: Patricia Yager Delagrange
Publisher: Maximus Books
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Sunset on Monarch Bay by Patricia Yager Delagrange Book Resume:

All Stella wants is to escape her abusive and controlling husband, Robert, the department head at a local Oregon university. So when the opportunity arises, Stella takes her teenage twins, Loreen and Gabriel, and breaks free. They move in with her long-lost sister Katrina and Katrina’s husband Marcus, a long-haul trucker, in the small, beachside town of Monarch Bay, California. What happens to Stella and the people she loves most is a drama filled with surprises of unexpected love and compassion, longed-for family loyalty, and unforeseen caring. Stella finds a job working for David, a recent widower and owner of Patti’s Pastries, and she volunteers to be a surrogate for Kat and Marcus. The twins adjust well to their new home, although Loreen’s biker boyfriend, Harley, gives Stella reasons to worry for her daughter’s future. Just as Stella, David, and the twins find footing in Monarch Bay, Robert shatters their newfound peace and threatens them all. Will Stella ever escape the monster who has brutalized her for years? Will they all survive to enjoy the life they richly deserve?

Junkyard Dog Collection 4

Junkyard Dog Collection 4 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Charley Marsh
Publisher: Timberdoodle Press LLC
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The fourth and final volume in the Junkyard Dog Collection series contains the last four books in the Junkyard Dog series, including the answer to the question that began it all. Who wanted Major Rita King dead and why? Ghost Ship Bending time and space makes galaxy-wide travel possible. The one rule? Make sure no solid objects occupy the other end of your warp jump. When Rita King and the crew of the Junkyard Dog exit a jump they nearly collide with a massive object. An object that shouldn’t exist in that place. A good commander knows when to retreat. Rita King knows a unique opportunity when she sees one. Join Rita and her unusual crew in the tenth book of the Junkyard Dog series as they solve the puzzling riddle of the Ghost Ship. Bolkarus Station Even the best laid plans rarely work out as intended. Bolkarus Station: the Junkyard Dog’s last chance to make the dangerous rendezvous with Slade and hand over the precious and highly illegal Rose Sunstones. Bolkarus Station: an ugly refinery and refueling planet, a place no one in their right mind wants to visit. Perfect for a secret rendezvous. Rita King plans to land, meet Slade, and leave as quickly as possible. Simple. Straight forward. Stay on task and get out of there. If only it was that easy. Join Rita’s crew on another strange adventure in the eleventh book of the Junkyard Dog series as they dig into the hidden world of a galactic refinery and the secrets it holds. Omega Lab Need a replacement body part? No problem with all the specialized cloning labs in the Milky Way galaxy. Rita King, commander of the Junkyard Dog, believes in the practice–except when it comes to her own body. She reluctantly agrees to visit Omega Lab, knowing she needs to be in top form to face her enemies on Mars Base. Her blind eyes put her at too great a disadvantage. Time for new ones. No one expects what happens next. Omega Lab, the twelfth book in the Junkyard Dog series, takes the reader inside the wonders–and darkest perils–of a cloning lab built deep inside a meteorite. Mars Base The day of reckoning has arrived. Major Margarita King needs answers. Why was her ship sabotaged? Who wanted her dead and who could she trust for the truth? The only place to find those answers? Mars Base, home of the Red Barons. Command thought she was dead. A funeral had been held. Someone is going to be mighty surprised when Rita shows up at headquarters. Mars Base, the final book in the Junkyard Dog series, ends where Rita’s strange and unexpected journey began–with one big difference.

Junkyard Dog Omnibus

Junkyard Dog Omnibus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Charley Marsh
Publisher: Timberdoodle Press LLC
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Junkyard Dog Omnibus by Charley Marsh Book Resume:

Bounced through an asteroid field like a pinball, Major Rita King crashes her damaged star cruiser on a lifeless planet. Her troubles are just beginning. Rita loves her ship. Loves the feel of deep space between the stars. Loves being a galaxy cop. But holding the spot of top pilot in the elite Red Barons leaves little time for anything else in her life. Maybe that’s why she missed the signs that all was not well in her world. Someone she trusted tampered with her ship and sent her out to die. Things go from bad to worse when Rita’s repaired ship is captured and she is forced to work in a mine filled with a deadly bacteria. Even if she escapes she’ll be a fugitive from the very agency she swore to uphold. Her life in tatters, Rita fights to find answers. Who betrayed her, and why? This is how it all begins. Get all thirteen books plus a free short story, Alcatraz Moon, at one special price.

Mars Base

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Author: Charley Marsh
Publisher: Timberdoodle Press LLC
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Mars Base by Charley Marsh Book Resume:

The day of reckoning has arrived. Major Margarita King needs answers. Why was her ship sabotaged? Who wanted her dead and who could she trust for the truth? The only place to find those answers? Mars Base, home of the Red Barons. Command thought she was dead. A funeral had been held. Someone is going to be mighty surprised when Rita shows up at headquarters. Mars Base, the final novella in the Junkyard Dog series, ends where Rita’s strange and unexpected journey began–with one big difference.

Narcissus Ascending

Narcissus Ascending [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466892641
Author: Karen McKinnon
Publisher: Picador
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Becky, Hugh, Dahlia, and Max. Friends who have formed a dysfunctional but necessary surrogate family. Callie, the crisis-prone, vivid, manipulative chameleon whose friendship has damaged them all individually but who still haunts their waking and sleeping dreams. Becky, orphan, survivor, caffeine addict, on the verge of 30 and hoping to become famous with her first solo show of dismemberment collages in New York's East Village. Hugh, now a CPA in California, once the most sophisticated undergrad and object of Becky's frustrated desire and rivalry with Callie. Max, all leather, brooding and disguise, the actor who Callie left Hugh for, and who also had an affair with big-hearted, victimized dancer, Dahlia. For as long as they have known each other their common language has been Callie—past tense. When Dahlia plots a revenge drama to be staged at Becky's gallery opening, she unwittingly revives their nostalgia for the outcast Callie's seductive charm and sets in motion a plan that forces Becky and Callie to play out their lethal emotional rivalry to the end. Told from the point of view of Becky, Narcissus Ascending is an unputdownable debut. Karen McKinnon's dissection of friendship, and the manipulative rivalry of two strong women is provocative and disturbing.

The House of Pearl

The House of Pearl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1475982356
Author: Robert Max Bovill & Susan B. Flanagan
Publisher: iUniverse
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The House of Pearl by Robert Max Bovill & Susan B. Flanagan Book Resume:

Pop star Elia Pearl is a respected singer and songwriter with four songs on the Billboard Top Ten. With sold-out concerts everywhere and millions in the bank, Elia should be on top of the world. Unfortunately, all she can think about is her loneliness. But all of that is about to change when Elia is invited to return to a house she has spent the last twenty years of her life running away from. Elia arrives at the House of Pearl, a Victorian home built on the Sausalito, California, waterfront. She hopes to write some new music or at least take a break from her busy career—and soon encounters a dashing yacht captain named Paul Hamilton. As she comes to terms with a family history haunted by ghosts and betrayals, she and Paul begin a passionate affair, fueled by both the devilish spirits that roam the house and Elia’s desperate need for love. The tragic tale of the house slowly unfolds, and Elia recounts a story of love and unfaithfulness to Paul that only fuels the spirits’ plans to threaten her newfound happiness. In this romantic paranormal thriller, two lovers must survive a ghostly onslaught or else find themselves doomed to become part of the tragic history that lurks in the shadows of The House of Pearl.

A Heart Life

A Heart Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1954395108
Author: Patricia Yager Delagrange
Publisher: Maximus Books
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Leena Coughlin is simply eye-candy to her husband Steven’s sky-rocketing career. Steven may be a brilliant cardiac surgeon, but the self-absorbed man is more focused on other people’s hearts—and his own pleasure—than on the emotional heart of his family. He’s a God-like man, after all, saving lives every day. And a man like him has needs. More than Leena can provide. To fend off the growing loneliness of her marriage, Leena strikes up a relationship with a stranger, Michael Casspi, through a letters-to-prisoners program. Michael was also once a cardiac surgeon. He claimed that assisting his dying wife with suicide was an act of mercy. The state called it murder. Can a man imprisoned behind bars fill Leena’s emotional void? Focused on their own strained relationship, neither Steven nor Leena has noticed the deteriorating mental health of their college-aged daughter, Joy. Two men. One woman. And a fragile girl teetering on the knife-edge of depression. But when Michael is unexpectedly released from prison, the precarious balance of all their lives will be dramatically altered forever.

ABOVE THE LAW + ALCATRAZ + THE RANGELAND AVENGER (Wild West Trilogy)

ABOVE THE LAW + ALCATRAZ + THE RANGELAND AVENGER (Wild West Trilogy) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 802686445X
Author: Max Brand,Frederick Schiller Faust
Publisher: e-artnow
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ABOVE THE LAW + ALCATRAZ + THE RANGELAND AVENGER (Wild West Trilogy) by Max Brand,Frederick Schiller Faust Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "ABOVE THE LAW + ALCATRAZ + THE RANGELAND AVENGER (Wild West Trilogy)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Frederick Schiller Faust (1892-1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. Brand also created the popular fictional character of young medical intern Dr. James Kildare in a series of pulp fiction stories. Prolific in many genres he wrote historical novels, detective mysteries, pulp fiction stories and many more. His love for mythology was a constant source of inspiration for his fiction, and it has been speculated that these classical influences accounted in some part for his success as a popular writer. Many of his stories would later inspire films.

Bolkarus Station

Bolkarus Station [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Charley Marsh
Publisher: Timberdoodle Press LLC
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Bolkarus Station by Charley Marsh Book Resume:

Even the best laid plans rarely work out as intended. Bolkarus Station: the Junkyard Dog’s last chance to make the dangerous rendezvous with Slade and hand over the precious and highly illegal Rose Sunstones. Bolkarus Station: an ugly refinery and refueling planet, a place no one in their right mind wants to visit. Perfect for a secret rendezvous. Rita King plans to land, meet Slade, and leave as quickly as possible. Simple. Straight forward. Stay on task and get out of there. If only it was that easy. Join Rita’s crew on another strange adventure in the eleventh book of the Junkyard Dog series as they dig into the hidden world of a galactic refinery and the secrets it holds.

Moon California Road Trip

Moon California Road Trip [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640494332
Author: Stuart Thornton
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Colorful cable cars, sunny beaches, seaside havens, and thundering waterfalls: Buckle up for the best of the Golden State with Moon California Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire "Best of the West" loop, mix and match destinations for shorter road trips, or follow strategic itineraries for spending time in San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, and smaller towns along the Pacific Coast Highway Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: Experience California and the Southwest your way with lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more. Conquer Half Dome, stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge, venture into the depths of the Grand Canyon, or snap a picture on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step back in time at Alcatraz, tour the opulent rooms of Hearst Castle, or marvel at the jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Satisfy your cravings with an authentic Mission burrito, be dazzled by an over-the-top Las Vegas show, or enjoy a technicolor sunset from a rooftop bar in Los Angeles Maps and Driving Tools: Over 40 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route Local Insight: Surfer and adventurer Stuart Thornton shares his passion for the state's best secluded beaches, quirky pit stops, and mountaintop vistas Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for international visitors, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kids Helpful resources on Covid-19 and traveling in California With Moon California Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local expertise, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Los Angeles, Moon Grand Canyon or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3986772804
Author: Max Brand,Sheba Blake
Publisher: Sheba Blake Publishing
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Alcatraz by Max Brand,Sheba Blake Book Resume:

Prolific writer of Westerns Max Brand is credited with helping to popularize the genre and define some its key characteristics. The novel Alcatraz is a perfect example of what Max Brand excelled at, bringing together interesting characters, a tightly plotted storyline, a deep reverence for the landscape, and plenty of thrilling action.

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area

Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640490043
Author: Ann Marie Brown
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon 101 Great Hikes San Francisco Bay Area by Ann Marie Brown Book Resume:

Your Adventure Starts Here with Moon Travel Guides! Are you at home in the golden hills of Berkeley, or the lush redwood forests of Marin? Explore the paradise just outside your door with Moon 101 Great Hikes of the San Francisco Bay Area. Inside you'll find: A Hike for Everyone: Hikes range from short, flat routes suitable for families to daylong, steep treks for more ambitious hikers, with options to extend or shorten the hikes. All hikes are rated for difficulty and marked for features such as dog-friendly or wheelchair accessible Explore the Trails: Highlights like waterfalls, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, and wildflowers are noted on each hike Maps and Directions: Explore with easy-to-use maps and point-by-point navigation for each trail, and including driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when available Top Hikes: Lists like "Best Redwood Forests," "Best Short Backpacking Trips," and "Best Bird-Watching" will help you choose where to hike in Napa, Sonoma, Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, the Peninsula, and the South Bay Trusted Advice: Anne Marie Brown shares the experience and knowledge she's gained from hiking, biking, and camping in and around the Bay Area more than 150 days a year Tips and Tools: Find essentials like health, safety, and trail etiquette, background information on the landscape and history of the trails, and volunteer opportunities so you can help keep the trails as beautiful as you found them Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure. Looking for trails beyond the Bay Area? Try Moon Northern California Hiking or Moon California Hiking. Ready for an overnight outdoor adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Camping or Moon California Camping.

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Al Capone Does My Shirts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440629633
Author: Gennifer Choldenko
Publisher: Penguin
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Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko Book Resume:

The Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Bestseller that is historical fiction with a hint of mystery about living at Alcatraz not as a prisoner, but as a kid meeting some of the most famous criminals in our history. Al Capone Does My Shirts has become an instant classic for all kids to read! Today I moved to Alcatraz, a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and surrounded by water. I'm not the only kid who lives here. There are twenty-three other kids who live on the island because their dads work as guards or cooks or doctors or electricians for the prison, like my dad does. And then there are a ton of murderers, rapists, hit men, con men, stickup men, embezzlers, connivers, burglars, kidnappers and maybe even an innocent man or two, though I doubt it. The convicts we have are the kind other prisons don't want. I never knew prisons could be picky, but I guess they can. You get to Alcatraz by being the worst of the worst. Unless you're me. I came here because my mother said I had to. A Newbery Honor Book A New York Times Bestseller A People magazine "Best kid's Book" An ALA Book for Young Adults An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Krikus Reviews Editor's Choice A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Parents' Choice Silver Honor Book A New York Public Library "100 Titles for Reading and Sharing" Selection A New York Public Library Best Book for the Teen Age *"Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review *"Exceptionally atmospheric, fast-paced and memorable!"—Publishers Weekly, starred review *"The story, told with humor and skill, will fascinate readers."—School Library Journal, starred review "Al is the perfect novel for a young guy or moll who digs books by Gordon Korman, or Louis Sachar."—Time Out New York for Kids "Funny situations and plot twists abound!"—People magazine "Heartstopping in some places, heartrending in others, and most of all, it is heartwarming."—San Francisco Chronicle

Moon Coastal California

Moon Coastal California [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640492925
Author: Stuart Thornton
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Coastal California by Stuart Thornton Book Resume:

From foggy cliffs and towering redwoods to warm sands and legendary surf, explore the best of the golden coast with Moon Coastal California. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries including six days in Central California, five days on the North Coast, and multiple road trip itineraries that can be combined into an epic two-week Pacific Coast road trip Strategic advice for families, adventure seekers, romantic getaways, outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, and more The top beaches for surfing, wildlife viewing, solitude, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss highlights: Soak up the solitude and rugged beauty of the North Coast beaches, or opt for sun and sand in San Diego. Explore the world-class museums and plunging city streets of San Francisco, sip your way through Napa and Sonoma, or gaze at skyscraping redwoods in Muir Woods. Catch a wave in a classic surf town, explore sea caves by kayak, or hike winding cliffside trails. Feast on local Dungeness crab, sample stouts at a coastal microbrewery, or find the best tacos in Los Angeles Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Expert advice from Monterey local and surfer Stuart Thornton on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around Background information on California's landscape, plants and animals, history, and culture Handy tips for international visitors, seniors, families with kids, LGBTQ+ travelers, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Coastal California's local insight and practical know-how, you can plan your trip your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon California Road Trip. Headed to the national parks? Check out Moon Death Valley National Park or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

Breaking into Alcatraz

Breaking into Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1514490048
Author: Shawn Denson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Breaking into Alcatraz by Shawn Denson Book Resume:

Ryan Graham is your average nineteen-year-old student struggling to make grades at Ohio State University. One morning he oversleeps, only to discover that the world as he knows it is over. Anarchy and chaos dot the landscape. Escaping campus in a stolen car, he runs across John Sanford, a tough but kind factory worker and former marine. Together, the two of them embark on a journey that may lead to their salvation. Or it could very well end up being their damnation.

Inside Alcatraz

Inside Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473518482
Author: Jim Quillen
Publisher: Random House
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Inside Alcatraz by Jim Quillen Book Resume:

Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.

Man in the Moon

Man in the Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1885635362
Author: Stephanie G'Schwind
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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Man in the Moon by Stephanie G'Schwind Book Resume:

"Science claims it will one day be able to eliminate fathers from the equation by mating bone marrow with ovum. When that day comes, I imagine this book, along with a handful of other works (King Lear, Fun Home) will become even more necessary. Herein find the blueprints for the mystery, the maps for the uncharted, the keys to the archetype." —Nick Flynn, author of The Reenactments and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City "At this moment, I find myself at loose ends, lost in the various vacuums left by my father's dying and my sons' departures out into the voids. Yet this stunning constellation of essays centered me, became for me fine instruments of reckoning of where to stand in the ceaseless entropic dynamic of kin, of paternal keening. These waxing meditations demonstrate the inflationary universe, the heft and velocity of that big ol' nothing. They elegantly fill, with sober hope and the balm of joy, the terrifying, infinite spaces between those waning stars." —Michael Martone, author of Michael Martone and Four for a Quarter "What an unreachable mystery the father is, preoccupied, unknowable, pervasive. In these fascinating essays, a shared portrait emerges as writers articulate the perpetual puzzle of the father and, with grace and candor, explore what it means to not know him, to never know him. As one voice, these essays investigate the man—his inventories, his myths, his mere traces—who makes up our horizons, who forever shimmers there beyond our collective grasp." —Susanna Sonnenberg, author of Her Last Death and She Matters: A Life in Friendships Selected from the country's leading literary journals and publications—Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Creative Nonfiction, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, The Normal School, and others—Man in the Moon brings together essays in which sons, daughters, and fathers explore the elusive nature of this intimate relationship and find unique ways to frame and understand it: through astronomy, arachnology, storytelling, map-reading, television, puzzles, DNA, and so on. In the collection's title essay, Bill Capossere considers the inextricable link between his love of astronomy and memories of his father: "The man in the moon is no stranger to me,” he writes. "I have seen his face before, and it is my father's, and his father's, and my own.” Other essays include Dinty Moore's "Son of Mr. Green Jeans: A Meditation on Missing Fathers,” in which Moore lays out an alphabetic investigation of fathers from popular culture—Ward Cleaver, Jim Anderson, Ozzie Nelson—while ruminating on his own absent father and hesitation to become a father himself. In "Plot Variations,” Robin Black attempts to understand, through the lens of teaching fiction to creative writing students, her inability to attend her father's funeral. Deborah Thompson tries to reconcile her pride in her father's pioneering research in plastics and her concerns about their toxic environmental consequences in "When the Future Was Plastic.” At turns painfully familiar, comic, and heartbreaking, the essays in this collection also deliver moments of seari

Moon Northern California

Moon Northern California [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640492801
Author: Elizabeth Linhart Veneman
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Northern California by Elizabeth Linhart Veneman Book Resume:

Immerse yourself in NorCal's diverse cities, quaint historic towns, towering forests, and stunning coastline with Moon Northern California. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries from three days in San Francisco to two days in Yosemite, designed for road trippers, outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, foodies, and more How to plan a Northern California road trip, with detailed mileage and driving times for trips to the North Coast, Shasta and Lassen, and the Gold Country Unique experiences and can't-miss highlights: Explore a Gold Rush-era ghost town, stroll the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, or crest San Francisco's steep hills on a historic cable car. Visit the Bay Area's world-class museums, learn something new at the Capitol Building in Sacramento, or watch the otters play at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Climb Yosemite's granite peaks, hike among the redwoods in Sequoia and Kings Canyon, ski Tahoe's pristine powdery slopes, or catch a peek of the condors in Big Sur. Sample reds, whites, and rosés in wine country, savor an authentic Mission burrito, or enjoy a romantic dinner of fresh seafood as the sun sets over the Pacific Expert advice from NorCal native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on where to stay, where to eat, and how get around Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Handy tips for LGBTQ visitors, international travelers, families with children, seniors, and travelers with disabilities Background information on the landscape, wildlife, history, and culture Full coverage of San Francisco and the Bay Area, Wine Country, the North Coast, Shasta and Lassen, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento and Gold Country, Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra, the Central Coast, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon With Moon Northern California's practical tips and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of the Golden State? Check out Moon California or Moon California Road Trip. For an epic outdoor adventure, pick up Moon California Camping or Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon.

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640494154
Author: Jason Frye
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip by Jason Frye Book Resume:

From the sprawling green countryside of Shenandoah to the mists rising over the Great Smoky Mountains, endless adventure and beauty await along America's most scenic highway. Inside Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip you'll find: Multiple Itineraries: Choose from flexible getaways along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the ultimate two-week route, a four-day loop from D.C., and more Eat, sleep, stop and explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more, you can listen to live bluegrass, find the best barbecue around, or sip local moonshine. Wander through the renowned museums in Washington D.C. or take a break in a charming mountain town. Explore a labyrinthine cave system, hike a leg of the famous Appalachian Trail, and spot black bears and elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Try your hand at gem mining, spend an afternoon antique hunting, or pick fruit at a family-owned orchard Maps and driving tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local expertise: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his top tips for what to do Planning your trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LBGTQ+ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with children With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's flexible itineraries and practical tips you're ready to fill up and hit the road. Exploring more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip or Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail. Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Moon California Hiking

Moon California Hiking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640498966
Author: Tom Stienstra,Ann Marie Brown
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon California Hiking by Tom Stienstra,Ann Marie Brown Book Resume:

Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and head out to discover the best hiking trails in the Golden State with Moon California Hiking. A Hike for Everyone: Pick the right hike for you, from breathtaking coastal walks to challenging backcountry treks, with options ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips Best Hikes Lists: Choose from strategic lists of the best hikes for kids, bird-watching, redwoods, vivid fall colors, waterfalls, wheelchair-accessibility, and more Essential Planning Details: Each hike is marked with round-trip distance and estimated hiking time, as well as rated for scenic beauty and trail difficulty Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions to each trailhead, and details on where to park Skip the Crowds: Have the trail to yourself with recommended off-the-radar hikes Expert Advice: Seasoned hikers Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer their trusted insight and honest opinions on each trail Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, camping permits, and ethical hiking, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Exploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California Camping. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.

Amelia Earhart Is on the Moon? (Wait! What?)

Amelia Earhart Is on the Moon? (Wait! What?) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1324015632
Author: Dan Gutman
Publisher: WW Norton
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Amelia Earhart Is on the Moon? (Wait! What?) by Dan Gutman Book Resume:

From the best-selling author of My Weird School: a new entry in the hilarious biography series that casts fresh light on high-interest historic figures. Did you know that Amelia Earhart loved heights so much she built a roller coaster in her backyard? Or that she used to race worms with her sister? Bet you didn’t know that she took photographs of garbage cans to pay for flying lessons! Siblings Paige and Turner do—and they’ve collected some of the most unusual and surprising facts about the legendary pilot, from her childhood in the rural Midwest and the spark of her passion for flying to her record-smashing flights and her infamous disappearance over the Pacific Ocean. Narrated by the two spirited siblings and animated by Allison Steinfeld’s upbeat illustrations, Amelia Earhart Is on the Moon? is an authoritative, accessible, and one-of-a-kind biography infused with Dan Gutman’s signature zany sense of humor.

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1456714864
Author: Jerry Lewis Champion Jr
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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The Fading Voices of Alcatraz by Jerry Lewis Champion Jr Book Resume:

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is a ten chapter work that focuses on the United States Federal Penitentiary era (1934-1963) of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California. The complete history of Alcatraz Island includes such topics as early Native American, Spanish discovery, military fort, military prison, federal penitentiary, Indian occupation, and National Park. Each era is briefly explored, enhancing the rich story of the legendary island that is simply known as, 'The Rock.' Shared accounts by the actual Correctional Officers and Prisoners is the trove of treasure to be discovered within the pages of this book. The tales are as inspiring and fascinating as the true historians who shared them. Historically compelling, The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is both educational and entertaining.

Escape from Alcatraz

Escape from Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1515787613
Author: Eric Mark Braun
Publisher: Capstone
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Escape from Alcatraz by Eric Mark Braun Book Resume:

What's more exciting than a prison break? Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 and have never been caught. Many authorities are certain they died crossing San Francisco Bay. Relatives claim they made it to Brazil. The theories of what happened to them are endless. Find out the facts from people who dealt with the men and the case first-hand. This is one mystery you'll definitely want to solve.

Moon Northern California Road Trips

Moon Northern California Road Trips [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 164049149X
Author: Kayla Anderson,Stuart Thornton
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Northern California Road Trips by Kayla Anderson,Stuart Thornton Book Resume:

Explore an iconic city, stroll along the foggy cliffs of the coast, or climb the peaks of the Sierra Nevada: Answer the call of the open road with Moon Northern California Road Trips. Pick Your Road Trip: Find flexible getaways throughout NorCal like three-day routes through Wine Country, Lake Tahoe, Monterey and Big Sur, and more, or combine them for an epic 21-day driving tour Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best places for hikes, wine-tasting, water sports, and more, you can take on the steep streets of San Francisco, sample wine at its source in Sonoma, and pitch a tent in the pines of Yosemite. Spot whales in Bodega Bay, hike through towering redwoods or up to the peak of Mount Lassen, and raft down the Sacramento River Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local Expertise: Northern Californians Stuart Thornton and Kayla Anderson share their tips on where to stop and what to see How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road and weather conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids Coverage of San Francisco, Wine Country, the Sonoma and Mendocino Coasts, the North Coast and Redwoods, Shasta and Lassen, Lake Tahoe, the Eastern Sierra Lakes, Yosemite National Park, Monterey and Big Sur, and Ashland, Oregon With flexible itineraries for weekend getaways and practical tips for driving the full loop, Moon Northern California Road Trips gets you ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Southern California Road Trips. Spending more time in the area? Check out Moon Coastal California.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1941665330
Author: Alana Albertson
Publisher: Bolero Books, LLC (new account)
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Blue Moon by Alana Albertson Book Resume:

One Night With This Blue Devil Will Make You A Sinner! Bad Boy Blue Angel Pilot Woos Innocent Virgin Influencer. Once a year, the Blue Angels perform for Fleet Week in my hometown of San Francisco. They fly over the Golden Gate Bridge wowing the crowds with daring sky stunts and fabulous formations. Normally, I would just spend the day sunbathing on my rooftop deck. But this time, I’m getting my wings. As a key influencer, I’ve been chosen to fly with a Blue Angel. My heart leaps out of my chest when I meet Sawyer “Huck” Roberts, and it isn’t from the G-Force. This Blue Devil has a girl in every city. Once he finds out I’m a virgin, he refuses to be my one-flight stand. Even so, I’m determined to change his mind. When he asks me to come with him during his air show tour, I say yes, yes, and oh, yes. We have nothing in common but cosmic chemistry. I am the sun, and he is the moon. And while the moon chases the sun, they can never be happy together as they’re destined to collide only in a total eclipse of the heart.

Omega Lab

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Author: Charley Marsh
Publisher: Timberdoodle Press LLC
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Omega Lab by Charley Marsh Book Resume:

Need a replacement body part? No problem with all the specialized cloning labs in the Milky Way galaxy. Rita King, commander of the Junkyard Dog, believes in the practice–except when it comes to her own body. She reluctantly agrees to visit Omega Lab, knowing she needs to be in top form to face her enemies on Mars Base. Her blind eyes put her at too great a disadvantage. Time for new ones. No one expects what happens next. Omega Lab, the twelfth book in the Junkyard Dog series, takes the reader inside the wonders–and darkest perils–of a cloning lab built deep inside a meteorite.

Pirate Moon

Pirate Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1463474172
Author: June Marie Saxton
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Pirate Moon by June Marie Saxton Book Resume:

“Wind blew silence, rolling heavy and thick from the ocean’s chilly deep, and it settled around us. I stared at a puddle of blood and shuddered. I glanced toward the ocean. The moon peeked through tattered clouds and it was eerie and sad. I called it a pirate moon, yet for melancholy reasons this time. The shady acts of men and devils were often aided by the light of such dim telestial glow.” Pirate Moon is a stand-alone, must-read novel, yet it subtly culminates Saxton’s other books, Dancing with the Moon, Beckon, and Into the Second Springtime. It is written in typical Saxton style, evoking sorrow, pain, radiant laughter, joy, tender romance, and quiet reflection. Pirate Moon is both the darkest and lightest of Saxton’s books; cleverly combining danger and spirituality like the two were friends.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0520942981
Author: David A. Ward
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Alcatraz by David A. Ward Book Resume:

Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Alvin Karpis, "Dock" Barker—these were just a few of the legendary "public enemies" for whom America's first supermax prison was created. In Alcatraz: The Gangster Years, David Ward brings their stories to life, along with vivid accounts of the lives of other infamous criminals who passed through the penitentiary from 1934 to 1948. Ward, who enjoyed unprecedented access to FBI, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole records, conducted interviews with one hundred former Alcatraz convicts, guards, and administrators to produce this definitive history of "The Rock." Alcatraz is the only book with authoritative answers to questions that have swirled about the prison: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the harsh regime? What provoked the protests and strikes? How did security flaws lead to the sensational escape attempts? And what happened when these "habitual, incorrigible" convicts were finally released? By shining a light on the most famous prison in the world, Ward also raises timely questions about today's supermax prisons.

Moon USA State by State

Moon USA State by State [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640495983
Author: Moon Travel Guides
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon USA State by State by Moon Travel Guides Book Resume:

From the Pacific to the Atlantic, through prairies and bayous to snow-capped mountains, uncover the best of the US with Moon USA State by State. Inside you’ll find: Broken down by region, each chapter introduces the unique personality of all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico The top 3-5 experiences: Whether it’s a bucket-list national park, a famous festival, or an unbeatable beach, find out what makes each state special Unforgettable outdoor adventures: Explore the best national parks from Acadia to Zion. Peep the changing leaves in Vermont or set up camp for a night of stargazing in Texas. Explore underground caves in Kentucky, or hike to waterfalls in Washington and volcanoes in Hawaii. Admire stunning arches and hoodoos in Utah, or watch for wildlife in Alaska Road trip ideas: Hit the road with lists of each state's best scenic drives and must-see roadside stops Local flavors from coast to coast: Sample hatch chilis in New Mexico and dig in to heaping plates of hot chicken in Tennessee. Spend a weekend wine-tasting in Oregon, or try a flight of craft beers in Colorado History and fun facts: Get to know more about each state with historical background, lesser-known local favorites, and more Moon USA State by State: Inspiration, experiences, and adventures from coast to coast. About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.

Moon Northern California Hiking

Moon Northern California Hiking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640499024
Author: Tom Stienstra,Ann Marie Brown
Publisher: Moon Travel
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Moon Northern California Hiking by Tom Stienstra,Ann Marie Brown Book Resume:

Pack a lunch, lace up your boots, and head out to discover the best hiking trails in NorCal with Moon Northern California Hiking. A Hike for Everyone: Pick the right hike for you, from breathtaking coastal walks to challenging backcountry treks, with options ranging from easy day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips Best Hikes Lists: Choose from strategic lists like the best hikes for majestic redwoods, bird-watching, refreshing swimming holes, wheelchair accessibility and more Essential Planning Details: Each hike is marked with round-trip distance and hiking time and rated for scenic beauty and trail difficulty Maps and Directions: Find easy-to-use maps, driving directions to each trailhead, and details on where to park Skip the Crowds: Have the trail to yourself with Moon Northern California Hiking's many off-the-radar hikes Expert Advice: Seasoned hikers Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown offer their experienced insight and honest opinions on each trail Tips and Tools: Advice on gear, first aid, ethical hiking, and camping permits, plus background information on climate, landscape, and wildlife Whether you're a veteran or a first-time hiker, Moon's comprehensive coverage and honest expertise will have you gearing up for your next adventure. Exploring more of the Golden State? Try Moon California Hiking. Hitting the road? Check out Moon California Road Trip.

Junkyard Dog Collection 3

Junkyard Dog Collection 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Charley Marsh
Publisher: Timberdoodle Press LLC
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Junkyard Dog Collection 3 by Charley Marsh Book Resume:

The third volume in the Junkyard Dog collection series contains books seven, eight, and nine. Rose Sunstone Once a galaxy cop who believed in the black and white of the law, Rita King finds herself on a mission that straddles the line. As the Junkyard Dog carries Rita and her crew to the only known source for a powerful crystal known as the Rose Sunstone, she wonders if the end justifies the means. They soon learn that not only galaxy law protects the rare crystal. Should Rita risk everything–including the freedom of her crew—for a friend? New Earth Danger lurks everywhere in the galaxy. Rita King, owner and commander of the Junkyard Dog, decides to visit New Earth to give her friends some much needed rest and relaxation. Fashioned after the historic amusement parks of Old Earth, New Earth welcomes visitors from all across the galaxy. Prime marks for the gang of abandoned children with nowhere to go and only one way to survive. Rita and her crew face an unexpected and deadly foe when they are taken on a wild and unexpected ride beneath the glitter of the galaxy’s greatest amusement park. Red Mist The galaxy holds many strange and dangerous things . . . Alone at the helm of the Junkyard Dog, pilot Margarita King notices a dense cloud of red dust approaching her ship. A strange anomaly of space never before recorded. Before Rita can react, an unseen force takes control of her body. Pressing in on her until she winks out of existence. Join the crew of the Junkyard Dog as they embark on their strangest adventure yet—one that will change their lives forever.

The Moon-Eyed People

The Moon-Eyed People [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0750992700
Author: Peter Stevenson
Publisher: The History Press
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The Moon-Eyed People by Peter Stevenson Book Resume:

A lone man wanders from swamp to swamp searching for himself, a wolf-girl visits Wales and eats the sheep, a Welsh criminal marries an 'Indian Princess', Lakota men re-enact the Wounded Knee Massacre in Cardiff and, all the while, mountain women practise Appalachian hoodoo, native healing and Welsh witchcraft.These stories are a mixture of true tales, tall tales and folk tales, that tell of the lives of migrants who left Wales and settled in America, of the native and enslaved people who had long been living there, and those curious travellers who returned to find their roots in the old country. They were explorers, miners, dreamers, hobos, tourists, farmers, radicals, showmen, sailors, soldiers, witches, warriors, poets, preachers, prospectors, political dissidents, social reformers, and wayfaring strangers. The Cherokee called them:'the Moon-Eyed People.'

The Alcatraz Escape

The Alcatraz Escape [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1627799648
Author: Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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The Alcatraz Escape by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman Book Resume:

Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger series! Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous--and famously reclusive--mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island. Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost. When Emily’s brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew’s record on the line, Emily and James can’t afford to leave this mystery uncracked. Christy Ottaviano Books

Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1569769842
Author: Hank Bordowitz
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Bad Moon Rising by Hank Bordowitz Book Resume:

Rightly called the saddest story in rock 'n' roll history, this Creedence biography--newly updated with stories from band members, producers, business associates, close friends, and families--recounts the tragic and triumphant tale of one of America's most beloved bands. Hailed as the great American rock band from 1968 to 1971, Creedence Clearwater Revival captured the imaginations of a generation with classic hits like "Proud Mary," "Down on the Corner," "Green River," "Born on the Bayou," and "Who'll Stop the Rain." Mounting tensions among bandmates over vibrant guitarist and lead vocalist John Fogerty's creative control led to the band's demise. Tracing the lives of four musicians who redefined an American roots-rock sound with unequaled passion and power, this music biography exposes the bitter end and abandoned talent of a band left crippled by debt and dissension.

Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783012161
Author: P.C. Rasmussen
Publisher: eBook Partnership
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Dark Side of the Moon by P.C. Rasmussen Book Resume:

Kyle Whitmore is the son of an emotionally distant multimillionaire. He ends up in a serious fix, but Kyle is nothing if not adaptable. Being sent to prison on the first and only prison colony on the Moon, he will have to make friends fast to avoid the darkness that hides under the surface of the self-sufficient, uncontrolled prison colony.

War Gothic in Literature and Culture

War Gothic in Literature and Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317383249
Author: Steffen Hantke,Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Publisher: Routledge
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War Gothic in Literature and Culture by Steffen Hantke,Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet Book Resume:

In the context of the current explosion of interest in Gothic literature and popular culture, this interdisciplinary collection of essays explores for the first time the rich and long-standing relationship between war and the Gothic. Critics have described the global Seven Year’s War as the "crucible" from which the Gothic genre emerged in the eighteenth century. Since then, the Gothic has been a privileged mode for representing violence and extreme emotions and situations. Covering the period from the American Civil War to the War on Terror, this collection examines how the Gothic has provided writers an indispensable toolbox for narrating, critiquing, and representing real and fictional wars. The book also sheds light on the overlap and complicity between Gothic aesthetics and certain aspects of military experience, including the bodily violation and mental dissolution of combat, the dehumanization of "others," psychic numbing, masculinity in crisis, and the subjective experience of trauma and memory. Engaging with popular forms such as young adult literature, gaming, and comic books, as well as literature, film, and visual art, War Gothic provides an important and timely overview of war-themed Gothic art and narrative by respected experts in the field of Gothic Studies. This book makes important contributions to the fields of Gothic Literature, War Literature, Popular Culture, American Studies, and Film, Television & Media.

Baja California Adventures

Baja California Adventures [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483641937
Author: Froylan Tiscareño
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Baja California Adventures by Froylan Tiscareño Book Resume:

The stories featured in Baja California Adventures take place during a span of almost sixty years of travel in the rugged, parched, yet hauntingly attractive peninsula. The author kept detailed notes on most of his trips then fleshed out this skeleton in a narrative that places the reader in the role of participant in the adventure. Thus, one feels the bite of the 4WD tires into the desert sand, newly hard-packed by the moisture of a quick-moving thunderstorm. The author describes the excitement of finding Indian petroglyphs, arrowheads, or clay ollas in remote canyons. Because Mr. Tiscareo is also a pilot, many of the trips included here involve mention of the special immigration rules for private fly-in tourists. Finally, there are Baja adventures in the pine-clad granite fortress that is the Sierra de San Pedro Mrtir in the northern part of the peninsula. Here, the author joined other veteran Bajeos in hoof-and-boot or horse-assisted explorations. In short, this book should be inspiration to those readers who want to visit Baja California, particularly the less tourist-trod destinations. Armchair travelers will derive vicarious pleasure without the effort of going there themselves.

Surviving in Two Worlds

Surviving in Two Worlds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0292789645
Author: Lois Crozier-Hogle,Darryl Babe Wilson,Ferne Jensen
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Surviving in Two Worlds by Lois Crozier-Hogle,Darryl Babe Wilson,Ferne Jensen Book Resume:

Surviving in Two Worlds brings together the voices of twenty-six Native American leaders. The interviewees come from a variety of tribal backgrounds and include such national figures as Oren Lyons, Arvol Looking Horse, John Echohawk, William Demmert, Clifford Trafzer, Greg Sarris, and Roxanne Swentzell. Their interviews are divided into five sections, grouped around the themes of tradition, history and politics, healing, education, and culture. They take readers into their lives, their dreams and fears, their philosophies and experiences, and show what they are doing to assure the survival of their peoples and cultures, as well as the earth as a whole. Their analyses of the past and present, and especially their counsels for the future, are timely and urgent.