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Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 069819456X
Publisher: Penguin
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Perchance to Dream by Book Resume:

With Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone reboot arriving, read the stories that inspired some of the show's greatest episodes, including "The Howling Man"! The profoundly original and wildly entertaining short stories of a legendary Twilight Zone writer, with a foreword by Ray Bradbury and an afterword by William Shatner It is only natural that Charles Beaumont would make a name for himself crafting scripts for The Twilight Zone—for his was an imagination so limitless it must have emerged from some other dimension. Perchance to Dream contains a selection of Beaumont’s finest stories, including seven that he later adapted for Twilight Zone episodes. Beaumont dreamed up fantasies so vast and varied they burst through the walls of whatever box might contain them. Supernatural, horror, noir, science fiction, fantasy, pulp, and more: all were equally at home in his wondrous mind. These are stories where lions stalk the plains, classic cars rove the streets, and spacecraft hover just overhead. Here roam musicians, magicians, vampires, monsters, toreros, extraterrestrials, androids, and perhaps even the Devil himself. With dizzying feats of master storytelling and joyously eccentric humor, Beaumont transformed his nightmares and reveries into impeccably crafted stories that leave themselves indelibly stamped upon the walls of the mind. In Beaumont’s hands, nothing is impossible: it all seems plausible, even likely. "[Beaumont’s] imagination, as Perchance to Dream amply shows, was more than most writers enjoy in the longest of lifetimes." -NPR For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0743420993
Author: Howard Weinstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Perchance to Dream by Howard Weinstein Book Resume:

On a routine mission to survey Domarus IV -- a class M world with no intelligent life -- a U.S.S. Enterprise™ shuttle crewed by Data, Troi and Wesley Crusher is captured by a race called the Tenirans who claim the world for themselves. As Captain Picard tries to negotiate with the captain of the Teniran ship, the shuttle suddenly disappears in a blaze of color and light. Picard demands to know what's happened to the shuttle and its crew, but the Tenarins deny any part in their disappearance. Suddenly, Captain Picard vanishes from the bridge and finds himself alone on the planet's surface with the Tenarin captain. As the two captains begin to work together, they realize that they are not alone on Domarus IV as they confront an incredible alien force with the power to transform a world -- or to destroy it.

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429947489
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev Book Resume:

From the critically acclaimed author of Eyes Like Stars We are such stuff as dreams are made on. Act Two, Scene One Growing up in the enchanted Thèâtre Illuminata, Beatrice Shakespeare Smith learned everything about every play ever written. She knew the Players and their parts, but she didn't know that she, too, had magic. Now, she is the Mistress of Revels, the Teller of Tales, and determined to follow her stars. She is ready for the outside world. Enter BERTIE AND COMPANY But the outside world soon proves more topsy-turvy than any stage production. Bertie can make things happen by writing them, but outside the protective walls of the Thèâtre, nothing goes as planned. And her magic cannot help her make a decision between— Nate: Her suave and swashbuckling pirate, now in mortal peril. Ariel: A brooding, yet seductive, air spirit whose true motives remain unclear. When Nate is kidnapped and taken prisoner by the Sea Goddess, only Bertie can free him. She and her fairy sidekicks embark on a journey aboard the Thèâtre's caravan, using Bertie's word magic to guide them. Along the way, they collect a sneak-thief, who has in his possession something most valuable, and meet The Mysterious Stranger, Bertie's father—and the creator of the scrimshaw medallion. Bertie's dreams are haunted by Nate, whose love for Bertie is keeping him alive, but in the daytime, it's Ariel who is tantalizingly close, and the one she is falling for. Who does Bertie love the most? And will her magic be powerful enough to save her once she enters the Sea Goddess's lair? Once again, LISA MANTCHEV has spun a tale like no other—full of romance, magic, adventure, and fairies, too—that readers won't want to put down, even after the curtain has closed.

Perchance to DREAM

Perchance to DREAM [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479851221
Author: Michael A. Olivas
Publisher: NYU Press
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Perchance to DREAM by Michael A. Olivas Book Resume:

The first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) In 1982, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Plyler v. Doe that undocumented children had the right to attend public schools without charge or impediment, regardless of their immigration status. The ruling raised a question: what if undocumented students, after graduating from the public school system, wanted to attend college? Perchance to DREAM is the first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act, which made its initial congressional appearance in 2001, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the discretionary program established by President Obama in 2012 out of Congressional failure to enact comprehensive immigration reform. Michael A. Olivas relates the history of the DREAM Act and DACA over the course of two decades. With the Trump Administration challenging the legality of DACA and pursuing its elimination in 2017, the fate of DACA is uncertain. Perchance to DREAM follows the political participation of DREAMers, who have been taken hostage as pawns in a cruel game as the White House continues to advocate anti-immigrant policies. Perchance to DREAM brings to light the many twists and turns that the legislation has taken, suggests why it has not gained the required traction, and offers hopeful pathways that could turn this darkness to dawn.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publisher: Good Press
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The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Book Resume:

"The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1734969822
Author: Larry Darter
Publisher: Larry Darter
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Perchance to Dream by Larry Darter Book Resume:

When a routine missing persons case goes sideways, Malone must once again descend into the seedy underbelly of the City of Angels in his quest to find two missing Brentwood socialites and to find the answers to some very pressing questions. When two young Kardashian-like sisters, Brentwood debutantes, go missing, their father calls in Malone to find them. The client, the ultra-wealthy owner of Los Angeles’ largest luxury car dealership and a candidate for the L. A. city council with a trophy wife half his age, can’t imagine where his daughters have gone. Malone embarks on what he expects to be a routine missing persons gig, a simple bread and butter case for a gumshoe, but things get complicated. After Malone interviews one of the missing girl’s close friends, she inexplicably commits suicide. Next, there’s a mysterious murder. He uncovers hints of blackmail. Once again, Malone must descend into the seedy underbelly of the City of Angeles in his quest to find the missing young women and get the answers to some very pressing questions.

To Die to Sleep Perchance to Dream

To Die to Sleep Perchance to Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1483650960
Author: Frederic Donner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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To Die to Sleep Perchance to Dream by Frederic Donner Book Resume:

Veteran Special Agent Frederic Donner, author of “Zen and the Successful Horseplayer,” “A Broken Badge Healed?” and “White Cats Can Jump!,” once again relives his thrilling missions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) . Set in South America, principally Colombia, as well as in the U.S., the new novel is a love story set against a backdrop plagued with corruption, power and retribution. It describes how an undercover FBI agent battles a Colombian drug cartel, falls in love, and is captured and tortured. The protagonist battles his deformities, his illness and his own organization to correct wrongs and help set things right. To correct these wrongs, he dances along the invisible lines of right and wrong, and good and evil. Jude (Judas Carlito Simeone), an undercover FBI agent; his girlfriend Maria Castaño, a Colombian beauty; and Neats (Netio Alicirra) Simeone’s friend and Colombian informant as they live the tragedies and successess of Colombian and U.S. drug trafficking. ToDie to Sleep Perchance toDreamis a seamless blend of a highly relevant controversial plot about the problems of drug trafficking, corruption and incompetence in the U.S. and in the world, and an action-oriented mystery, involving good and evil and religious allegory. Perfectly backed by Donner’s solid first-hand experiences in the Bureau, it is no ordinary novel. It is an eye opener that the government will take any measure, legal or illegal, to protect the United States of America.

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022657007X
Author: Oren Harman,Michael R. Dietrich
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences by Oren Harman,Michael R. Dietrich Book Resume:

What are the conditions that foster true novelty and allow visionaries to set their eyes on unknown horizons? What have been the challenges that have spawned new innovations, and how have they shaped modern biology? In Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences, editors Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich explore these questions through the lives of eighteen exemplary biologists who had grand and often radical ideas that went far beyond the run-of-the-mill science of their peers. From the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, who coined the word “biology” in the early nineteenth century, to the American James Lovelock, for whom the Earth is a living, breathing organism, these dreamers innovated in ways that forced their contemporaries to reexamine comfortable truths. With this collection readers will follow Jane Goodall into the hidden world of apes in African jungles and Francis Crick as he attacks the problem of consciousness. Join Mary Lasker on her campaign to conquer cancer and follow geneticist George Church as he dreams of bringing back woolly mammoths and Neanderthals. In these lives and the many others featured in these pages, we discover visions that were sometimes fantastical, quixotic, and even threatening and destabilizing, but always a challenge to the status quo.

So Silver Bright

So Silver Bright [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429995408
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev Book Resume:

All Beatrice Shakespeare Smith has ever wanted is a true family of her own. And she's close to reuniting her parents when her father disappears. Now Bertie must deal with a vengeful sea goddess and a mysterious queen as she tries to keep her family – and the Theatre Illuminata – from crumbling. To complicate it all, Bertie is torn between her two loves, Ariel and Nate.

To Dream, Perchance to Live

To Dream, Perchance to Live [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1613727623
Author: Nessa L. Warin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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To Dream, Perchance to Live by Nessa L. Warin Book Resume:

Wyatt Mettler is a Dreamer. While asleep, he can insert himself into people's dreams and manipulate them, watch their fantasies, steal their secrets, and change their minds—all without their knowledge. For eleven years he's been Lumoinnovations’ secret weapon, illegally enslaved, all in the name of the bottom line. But when an assignment goes awry and results in the death of the subject, Wyatt’s handlers leave him for dead.

Star Trek Classics Vol. 2: Enemy Unseen

Star Trek Classics Vol. 2: Enemy Unseen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623026555
Author: Scott Ciencin,Christopher Golden,Keith R. A. DeCandido,Tom Sniegoski
Publisher: IDW Publishing
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Star Trek Classics Vol. 2: Enemy Unseen by Scott Ciencin,Christopher Golden,Keith R. A. DeCandido,Tom Sniegoski Book Resume:

In a long and distinguished career, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew have faced uncounted foes and vanquished incredible dangers. But what happens when the enemy can''t be easily seen - when it lurks in the shadows, disguises itself as polite society, or emerges from the depths of one''s own mind? These are the antagonists with which the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise must contend with in this volume, the most dangerous kind of enemy - the enemy unseen. Contains the three stories "Perchance to Dream", "Embrace the Wolf," and "The Killing Shadows."

Per Chance To Dream

Per Chance To Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781462029280
Author: Michael Reisman
Publisher: iUniverse
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Per Chance To Dream by Michael Reisman Book Resume:

Sometimes we just daydream about wishing what we want out of life. Other times it comes in an episode as our heads sleep on a pillow. Maybe one of those realistic dreams is a sight into a future event. Let us see what happens in these short stories where the variety and outcomes will have you amazed. Take your time, for it is now your turn Per Chance To Dream... This book is dedicated to all of the readers and fans of my novels. It is those people who fuel my desire to continue.

Eyes Like Stars

Eyes Like Stars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429925334
Author: Lisa Mantchev
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev Book Resume:

The fantastic first novel in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Théâtre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Théâtre. It's the only home Bertie has ever known, and she has to find a way to save it. But first, there's the small problem of two handsome men, both vying for her attention. Nate, a dashing pirate who will do anything to protect Bertie, and Ariel, a seductive air spirit. The course of true love never did run smooth. . . . With Eyes LIke Stars, Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504063031
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Book Resume:

Shakespeare takes us into the realm of fairies in this classic comedy of marriage and unrequited love. As festivities unfold to celebrate the marriage of the Duke of Athens to the Queen of the Amazons, a large cast of characters, both human and fairy, become entangled in one another’s affairs, in this comical tale that features a love potion, a mischievous sprite, duels, romantic rivalries, the bickering fairy couple Oberon and Titania, and a play within a play.

When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep

When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1324002840
Author: Antonio Zadra,Robert Stickgold
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep by Antonio Zadra,Robert Stickgold Book Resume:

A comprehensive, eye-opening exploration of what dreams are, where they come from, what they mean, and why we have them. Questions on the origins and meaning of dreams are as old as humankind, and as confounding and exciting today as when nineteenth-century scientists first attempted to unravel them. Why do we dream? Do dreams hold psychological meaning or are they merely the reflection of random brain activity? What purpose do dreams serve? When Brains Dream addresses these core questions about dreams while illuminating the most up-to-date science in the field. Written by two world-renowned sleep and dream researchers, it debunks common myths?that we only dream in REM sleep, for example—while acknowledging the mysteries that persist around both the science and experience of dreaming. Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold bring together state-of-the-art neuroscientific ideas and findings to propose a new and innovative model of dream function called NEXTUP—Network Exploration to Understand Possibilities. By detailing this model’s workings, they help readers understand key features of several types of dreams, from prophetic dreams to nightmares and lucid dreams. When Brains Dream reveals recent discoveries about the sleeping brain and the many ways in which dreams are psychologically, and neurologically, meaningful experiences; explores a host of dream-related disorders; and explains how dreams can facilitate creativity and be a source of personal insight. Making an eloquent and engaging case for why the human brain needs to dream, When Brains Dream offers compelling answers to age-old questions about the mysteries of sleep.

The Witches' Dream Book and Fortune Teller

The Witches' Dream Book and Fortune Teller [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: A. H. Noe
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The Witches' Dream Book and Fortune Teller by A. H. Noe Book Resume:

Embracing full and correct rules of divination concerning dreams and visions, foretelling of future events, their scientific application to physiognomy, palmistry, moles, cards, etc; together with the application and observance of talismen charms, spells and incantations.' A book filled with different ways to tell your future, including by the use of moles, dreams, and weather conditions. Has some brilliant predictions, such as: 'If a young man or young woman, on going up a flight of stairs, should stumble in the middle of the flight, it is a sign that his or her marriage will take place in a short time; if the stumbling should be near the top of the stairs, then his or her marriage will be immediately consummated.'

Word Origins And How We Know Them

Word Origins And How We Know Them [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199889015
Author: Anatoly Liberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Word Origins And How We Know Them by Anatoly Liberman Book Resume:

Written in a funny, charming, and conversational style, Word Origins is the first book to offer a thorough investigation of the history and the science of etymology, making this little-known field accessible to everyone interested in the history of words. Anatoly Liberman, an internationally acclaimed etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways that English words can be made, and the many ways in which etymologists try to unearth the origins of words. Every chapter is packed with dozens of examples of proven word histories, used to illustrate the correct ways to trace the origins of words as well as some of the egregiously bad ways to trace them. He not only tells the known origins of hundreds of words, but also shows how their origins were determined. And along the way, the reader is treated to a wealth of fascinating word facts. Did they once have bells in a belfry? No, the original meaning of belfry was siege tower. Are the words isle and island, raven and ravenous, or pan and pantry related etymologically? No, though they look strikingly similar, these words came to English via different routes. Partly a history, partly a how-to, and completely entertaining, Word Origins invites readers behind the scenes to watch an etymologist at work.

Lucid Dreaming for Beginners

Lucid Dreaming for Beginners [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0738716898
Author: Mark McElroy
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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Lucid Dreaming for Beginners by Mark McElroy Book Resume:

In a lucid dream, you're aware that you're dreaming . . . so you can transform your dreams into fabulous adventures. From flying to traveling through time to visiting loved ones in spirit form, this book makes it easy for you to experience anything you wish. Popular author Mark McElroy presents a simple and effective 90-day plan for achieving lucid dreams. Along with step-by-step instructions and practical tips, Mark shares entertaining and enlightening stories from other lucid dreamers. Once you've mastered self-awareness while sleeping, you can use lucid dreaming to: Live your fantasies Improve health and wellness Discover past lives Consult dream guides Enhance your spirituality Solve real-life problems Explore alternate realities

Mortal Coils

Mortal Coils [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3986474064
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
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Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley Book Resume:

Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley - Mortal Coils is a collection of five short fictional pieces written by Aldous Huxley in 1921. As a Hollywood screenwriter Huxley used much of his earnings to bring Jewish and left-wing writer and artist refugees from Hitler's Germany to the US. He worked for many of the major studios including MGM and Disney. In 1953, Huxley and Maria applied for United States citizenship. When Huxley refused to bear arms for the U.S. and would not state his objections, he had to withdraw his application. Nevertheless, he remained in the U.S. In the spring of 1953, Huxley had his first experience with the psychedelic drug mescaline. Undoubtedly, he was drawn to their mind-altering powers and was a firm believer thereafter. In 1955, Maria Huxley died of cancer. The following year, 1956, Huxley married Laura Archera, also an author, as well as a violinist and psychotherapist. She would later write 'This Timeless Moment', a biography of Huxley. Huxley was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 1960; in the years that followed, with his health deteriorating, he wrote the Utopian novel 'Island', and gave lectures on "Human Potentialities". On his deathbed, unable to speak due to advanced laryngeal cancer, Huxley made a written request to Laura for "LSD, 100 μg, intramuscular." She obliged with an injection at 11:20 a.m. and a second dose an hour later; Aldous Leonard Huxley died aged 69, at 5:20 p.m. on 22nd November 1963.

Only to Sleep

Only to Sleep [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524759635
Author: Lawrence Osborne
Publisher: Hogarth
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Only to Sleep by Lawrence Osborne Book Resume:

Lawrence Osborne brings one of literature’s most enduring detectives back to life—as Private Investigator Philip Marlowe returns for one last adventure. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND NPR • NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AND SHAMUS AWARDS The year is 1988. The place, Baja California. And Philip Marlowe—now in his seventy-second year—is living out his retirement in the terrace bar of the La Fonda hotel. Sipping margaritas, playing cards, his silver-tipped cane at the ready. When in saunter two men dressed like undertakers, with a case that has his name written all over it. For Marlowe, this is his last roll of the dice, his swan song. His mission is to investigate the death of Donald Zinn—supposedly drowned off his yacht, and leaving behind a much younger and now very rich wife. But is Zinn actually alive? Are the pair living off the spoils? Set between the border and badlands of Mexico and California, Lawrence Osborne’s resurrection of the iconic Marlowe is an unforgettable addition to the Raymond Chandler canon. Praise for Only to Sleep “A new case for Philip Marlowe and—have a smell from the barrel, all you gunsels and able grables —it crackles.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Brilliant. Osborne and Chandler are a perfect match.”—William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart “A Marlowe we at once know, but have never met before. As much a meditation on aging and memory as it is a crime thriller.”—Los Angeles Times “It’s the kind of book where, when you read it, it turns the world to black and white for a half-hour afterward. It leaves you with the taste of rum and blood in your mouth. It hangs with you like a scar.”—NPR

Dreaming Souls

Dreaming Souls [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019534958X
Author: Owen Flanagan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Dreaming Souls by Owen Flanagan Book Resume:

What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise--"unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"? With expertise in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, Owen Flanagan is uniquely qualified to answer these questions. And in Dreaming Souls he provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature and function of dreaming. Flanagan argues that while sleep has a clear biological function and adaptive value, dreams are merely side effects, "free riders," irrelevant from an evolutionary point of view. But dreams are hardly unimportant. Indeed, Flanagan argues that dreams are self-expressive, the result of our need to find or to create meaning, even when we're sleeping. Rejecting Freud's theory of manifest and latent content--of repressed wishes appearing in disguised form--Flanagan shows how brainstem activity during sleep generates a jumbled profusion of memories, images, thoughts, emotions, and desires, which the cerebral cortex then attempts to shape into a more or less coherent story. Such dream-narratives range from the relatively mundane worries of non REM sleep to the fantastic confabulations of deep REM that resemble psychotic episodes in their strangeness. But however bizarre these narratives may be, they can shed light on our mental life, our well being, and our sense of self. Written with clarity, lively wit, and remarkable insight, Dreaming Souls offers a fascinating new way of apprehending one of the oldest mysteries of mental life.

Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism

Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441191240
Author: Stephen J. Burn
Publisher: A&C Black
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Jonathan Franzen at the End of Postmodernism by Stephen J. Burn Book Resume:

Jonathan Franzen is one of the most influential, critically-significant and popular contemporary American novelists. This book is the first full-length study of his work and attempts to articulate where American fiction is headed after postmodernism. Stephen Burn provides a comprehensive analysis of each of Franzen's novels - from his early work to the major success of The Corrections - identifying key sources, delineating important narrative strategies, and revealing how Franzen's themes are reinforced by each novel's structure. Supplementing this analysis with comparisons to key contemporaries, David Foster Wallace and Richard Powers, Burn suggests how Franzen's work is indicative of the direction of experimental American fiction in the wake of the so-called end of postmodernism.

Field Leadership

Field Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982247460
Author: Ken Shelton
Publisher: Balboa Press
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Field Leadership by Ken Shelton Book Resume:

You already live, work or play in a field, but do you exercise proactive and principled leadership in your field? During the decade of the 2020s, you will be challenged and may be displaced, your life disrupted by unforeseen events and conditions, requiring you to make uncomfortable changes and perhaps enter new fields. Field Leadership is an inspiring and practical guide for all those who perform in any field that expects them to excel as individuals and as team members and achieve desired wins and impressive results in spite of tough competition and market undulations. With faith and focus, you might lead yourself and others to achieve a 3X yield in your field.

The American Street Gang

The American Street Gang [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190283394
Author: Malcolm W. Klein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The American Street Gang by Malcolm W. Klein Book Resume:

When the Soviet Union collapsed, the White House announced with great fanfare that 100 FBI counterintelligence agents would be reassigned. Their new target: street gangs. Americans--filled with fear of crack-dealing gangs--cheered the decision, as did many big-city police departments. But this highly publicized move could be an experience in futility, suggests Malcolm Klein: for one thing, most street gangs have little to do with the drug trade. The American Street Gang provides the finest portrait of this subject ever produced--a detailed accounting, through statistics, interviews, and personal experience, of what street gangs are, how they have changed, their involvement in drug sales, and why we have not been able to stop them. Klein has been studying street gangs for more than thirty years, and he brings a sophisticated understanding of the problem to bear in this often surprising book. In contrast to the image of rigid organization and military-style leadership we see in the press, he writes, street gangs are usually loose bodies of associates, with informal and multiple leadership. Street gangs, he makes clear, are quite distinct from drug gangs--though they may share individual members. In a drug-selling operation tight discipline is required--the members are more like employees--whereas street gangs are held together by affiliation and common rivalries, with far less discipline. With statistics and revealing anecdotes, Klein offers a strong critique of the approach of many law enforcement agencies, which have demonized street gangs while ignoring the fact that they are the worst possible bodies for running disciplined criminal operations--let alone colonizing other cities. On the other hand, he shows that street gangs do spur criminal activity, and he demonstrates the shocking rise in gang homicides and the proliferation of gangs across America. Ironically, he writes, the liberal approach to gangs advocated by many (assigning a social worker to a gang, organizing non-violent gang activities) can actually increase group cohesion, which leads to still more criminal activity. And programs to erode that cohesion, Klein tells us from personal experience, can work--but they require intensive, exhausting effort. Street gangs are a real and growing problem in America--but the media and many law enforcement officials continue to dispense misleading ideas about what they are and what they do. In The American Street Gang, Malcolm Klein challenges these assumptions with startling new evidence that must be understood if we are to come to grips with this perceived crisis.

Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen

Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 078645508X
Author: Elwood Watson
Publisher: McFarland
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Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs and Gentlemen by Elwood Watson Book Resume:

With essays ranging in topic from the films of Neil LaBute to the sexual politics of Major League Baseball, this diverse collection of essays examines the multi-faceted media images of contemporary masculinity from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines. The book’s first half focuses on the issue of racialized masculinity and its various manifestations, with essays covering, among other topics, the re-imagining of Asian American masculinity in Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow and the ever-present image of black male buffoonery in the neo-minstrel performances of VH1’s Flavor of Love. The book’s second half explores the issue of contemporary mediated performance and the cultural politics of masculinity, with essays focusing on popular media representations of men in a variety of gendered roles, from homemakers and househusbands to valorous war heroes and athletic demigods.

The Girls of His Dreams

The Girls of His Dreams [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1257620010
Author: E.R. Wytrykus
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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The Girls of His Dreams by E.R. Wytrykus Book Resume:

When Jack Dancer awoke on the day his fiance, Leslie, would die in a bizarre bank robbery, he had no inkling that thereafter waking up become such a challenge. Once the dreams started Jack had no idea to where--or when--they would take him. Could he learn to control his dream state adventures and save Leslie, or was she gone forever while Jack would wander endlessly in a dreamland that would threaten his very sanity

Dream Dictionary

Dream Dictionary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1783253886
Author: Eric Ackroyd
Publisher: Aster
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Dream Dictionary by Eric Ackroyd Book Resume:

Did you know that dreams about houses symbolise exploration of the self. And that water symbolises fertility, creativity and potential. Dreams provide vital clues to hidden feelings, fears and desires; understanding your dreams can lead to greater self-awareness and self-healing. Each image that appears in a dream has a meaning and The Dream Dictionary is an invaluable, detailed guide to decoding these meanings. The book introduces the classic theories of Freud and Jung, to more recent ideas on dream analysis, it provides a wealth of background information on the study of dreams and on the images examined in the dictionary section. From abandonment to zodiacal signs, the comprehensive dictionary has more than 700 entries. Each entry gives a range of possible interpretations for a particular dream symbol, allowing you wide scope for deciphering your dream and for assessing its implications. Cross-referencing throughout, the dictionary allows you to examine all aspects of individual symbols.

Casting Dreams Crossing Time

Casting Dreams Crossing Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1504901568
Author: Janet DeLong, PhD
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Casting Dreams Crossing Time by Janet DeLong, PhD Book Resume:

Standing Bear and I met again for the first time in the 1980s. To say he changed my world would be the biggest understatement of my life. He, and his shamanic ways, sent amazing waves through my universe. I wrote Casting Dreams—Crossing Time, my remembering of our story, in 2000. What took so long to release this book? The three of me could explain . . . Janet would tell you I had to finish living it. Dr. Jan would tell you that timing is everything. And Auntie Jan would wax my truth poetically, “Ah, ’twill be midnight rising 2015 when that clock will chime. I can publish this book now because it is our truth, way back when and even then. Bear and I really did and did really cast our dreams and cross our time.

On Dreams and Dream Symbols

On Dreams and Dream Symbols [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480229059
Author: TA Sullivan
Publisher: IM Light Publishing
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On Dreams and Dream Symbols by TA Sullivan Book Resume:

Find out what your dreams have been trying to tell you. This book is one of the most comprehensive compilations of dream symbols and their meanings.

Delphi Collected Works of M. P. Shiel (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of M. P. Shiel (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1913487458
Author: M. P. Shiel
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Delphi Collected Works of M. P. Shiel (Illustrated) by M. P. Shiel Book Resume:

The early twentieth century writer M. P. Shiel was a master of supernatural horror and science-fiction romances. ‘The Purple Cloud’ (1901), a dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel, is an important milestone in the development of science fiction literature, regarded by some as the best of all ‘Last Man’ novels. His pioneering works went on to influence important writers like H. G. Wells and Stephen King. This comprehensive eBook presents Shiel’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Shiel’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 16 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare short stories * Includes Shiel’s rare non fiction works, published posthumously – available in no other collection * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels The Rajah’s Sapphire (1896) The Yellow Danger (1898) Contraband of War (1899) Cold Steel (1899) The Man-Stealers (1900) The Lord of the Sea (1901) The Purple Cloud (1901) The Evil That Men Do (1904) The Lost Viol (1905) The Yellow Wave (1905) The Last Miracle (1906) The White Wedding (1908) The Isle of Lies (1909) The Dragon (1913) Children of the Wind (1923) The Young Men Are Coming! (1937) The Short Story Collections Prince Zaleski (1895) Shapes in the Fire (1896) Miscellaneous Short Stories The Non-Fiction Science, Life and Literature (1950) Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Memory, Intermediality, and Literature

Memory, Intermediality, and Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429557221
Author: Sara Tanderup Linkis
Publisher: Routledge
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Memory, Intermediality, and Literature by Sara Tanderup Linkis Book Resume:

"If readers of Sara Tanderup Linkis’ "Something to hold on to ..." open the book in the expectation of entering a niche of literature and literary studies, they will leave it after having encountered a new highway in literature. Here, the traditional theme of memory and the most recent use of digital media merge into a new understanding of the role of the book in the contemporary media landscape and of vicissitudes of memorial processes literature, which also offers a broader perspective on literature in human history. Spurred by Sara Tanderup Linkis’ sharp eye the readings of texts are lucid, engaging and offers so many ideas that teachers will renew their curricula, and readers will open the internet for more or rush to the library." — Svend Erik Larsen, professor emeritus Memory, Intermediality, and Literature investigates how selected literary works use intermedial strategies to represent and perform cultural memory. Drawing on the theoretical perspectives of cultural memory studies, this engaging, reader-friendly monograph examines new materialism and intermediality studies, analyzying works by Alexander Kluge, W.G. Sebald, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anne Carson, Mette Hegnhøj, William Joyce, J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. The works emerge out of different traditions and genres, ranging from neo-avant-garde montages through photo-novels and book objects to apps and children’s stories. In this new monograph, Sara Tanderup Linkis presents an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, reading the works together, across genres and decades, and combining the perspectives of memory studies and materialist and media-oriented analysis. This approach makes it possible to argue that the works not only use intermedial strategies to represent memory, but also to remember literature, reflecting on the changing status and function of literature as a mediator of cultural memory in the age of new media. Thus, the works may be read as reactions to modern media culture, suggesting the ways in which literature and memory are affected by new media and technologies – photography and television as well as iPads and social media.

The Best of Richard Matheson

The Best of Richard Matheson [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101993669
Author: Richard Matheson
Publisher: Penguin
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The Best of Richard Matheson by Richard Matheson Book Resume:

The definitive collection of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the 20th century" (Ray Bradbury), edited by award-winning author Victor LaValle Among the greats of 20th-century horror and fantasy, few names stand above Richard Matheson. Though known by many for novels like I Am Legend and his sixteen Twilight Zone episodes, Matheson truly shines in his chilling, masterful short stories. Since his first story appeared in 1950, virtually every major writer of science fiction, horror, and fantasy has fallen under his influence, including Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, and Joe Hill, as well as filmmakers like Stephen Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. Matheson revolutionized horror by taking it out of Gothic castles and strange cosmos and setting it in the darkened streets and suburbs we recognize as our own. He infused tales of the fantastic and supernormal with dark explorations of human nature, delving deep into the universal dread of feeling alone and threatened in a dangerous world. The Best of Richard Matheson brings together his greatest hits as chosen by Victor LaValle, an expert on horror fiction and one of its brightest talents, marking the first major overview of Matheson's legendary career. "[Matheson is] the author who influenced me most as a writer." -Stephen King "Richard Matheson's ironic and iconic imagination created seminal science-fiction stories . . . For me, he is in the same category as Bradbury and Asimov." -Steven Spielberg "He was a giant, and YOU KNOW HIS STORIES, even if you think you don't." -Neil Gaiman For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting You Own Dreams and What They Mean to You

The Complete Guide to Interpreting You Own Dreams and What They Mean to You [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1601385900
Author: K. O. Morgan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
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The Complete Guide to Interpreting You Own Dreams and What They Mean to You by K. O. Morgan Book Resume:

Dreams are powerful concepts. They contain our subconscious wishes, desires, and fears, and the average person will spend approximately six years of their life dreaming. Each of us has four to seven dreams a night, which can add up to approximately 116,800 to 204,400 dreams in a lifetime. No one really knows why we dream, but in 3,000 B.C., people started trying to interpret what dreams mean. In Roman and Greek societies, citizens who were able to interpret dreams were respected, and some members of society even sought advice from these dream interpreters before making any military or political decisions. Sigmund Freud also published a book on how to interpret dreams, stressing that all dreams carry meaning and represent the way to decipher our subconscious desires. With all the significance that dreams carry, how can you make sure you know exactly what your dreams mean? The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Own Dreams and What They Mean to You will tell you everything you need to know to understand what your dreams are telling you. You will understand how to interpret some of the most common subjects in dreams, including flying, falling, problems with money, tests, pregnancy, and even death. You will discover popular psychological theories regarding dreams and how to decipher what your recurring dreams are really telling you. You will learn ways you can create a more dream-friendly bedroom and how to use a journal to track your dreams. This book will also cover paranormal dreams and explain more about extrasensory perception and out-of-body experiences.We ve spent hours researching dreams to provide you with a comprehensive guide for decoding your most enigmatic nighttime journeys. This book contains symbols and situations that appear most commonly in dreams and provides you with all the information you need to decide what each one means. Case studies from dream analysts show you how to interpret your dreams and understand what it is you really want. With The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams and What They Mean to You, you ll never spend another day trying to figure out what last night s dream meant. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processes

Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118157516
Author: John Bowers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processes by John Bowers Book Resume:

A concise, visually based introduction to graphic designmethodologies Graphic design has emerged as a discipline complete with a bodyof scholarly literature devoted to its underlying theory.Introduction to Graphic Design Methodologies and Processescontributes to this expanding discourse by illustrating the valueof qualitative and quantitative methodologies in guiding conceptualdevelopment in ways beyond those based on taste, style, andpersonal preference. Introduction to Graphic DesignMethodologies and Processes: Introduces a range of practical methodologies pertinent to theinterpreting, targeting, and creating of forms and messages Furthers the ability of designers by showing them how to designcreatively, collaboratively, and strategically, and as a result,helps them move from form-makers to cultural participants—atransformative trend for design professionals Includes case studies with questions and answers contributed bya diverse group, including Second Story and Sol Sender As professional designers play more strategic roles, the needfor material on design methodologies is growing. This concise,visually based introduction to the topic is the designer'sdefinitive resource for defining their purpose, and producing workthat is original, appropriate, responsible—and inspiring.

Eternal Grace

Eternal Grace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Elizabeth Davies
Publisher: Elizabeth Davies
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Eternal Grace by Elizabeth Davies Book Resume:

To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come… (Hamlet, 3.1) Grace is dead. Not the fleeting, magical, mysterious death of resurrection, but truly, unequivocally, eternally dead. She knows she’s dead because Roman told her. And why would he lie when he is dying too?

Lucid Dreaming for Beginners

Lucid Dreaming for Beginners [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0738716898
Author: Mark McElroy
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
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Lucid Dreaming for Beginners by Mark McElroy Book Resume:

In a lucid dream, you're aware that you're dreaming . . . so you can transform your dreams into fabulous adventures. From flying to traveling through time to visiting loved ones in spirit form, this book makes it easy for you to experience anything you wish. Popular author Mark McElroy presents a simple and effective 90-day plan for achieving lucid dreams. Along with step-by-step instructions and practical tips, Mark shares entertaining and enlightening stories from other lucid dreamers. Once you've mastered self-awareness while sleeping, you can use lucid dreaming to: Live your fantasies Improve health and wellness Discover past lives Consult dream guides Enhance your spirituality Solve real-life problems Explore alternate realities

The War Against Cliche

The War Against Cliche [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307368289
Author: Martin Amis
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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The War Against Cliche by Martin Amis Book Resume:

Like John Updike, Martin Amis is the preeminent novelist-critic of his generation. Always entertaining, with a razor-sharp wit and inimitable judgment, he expounds on a dazzling range of topics from chess, nuclear weapons, masculinity, screen censorship, to Andy Warhol, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Margaret Thatcher. The very best of his essays and reviews from the past twenty-five years are brought together in this substantial and wide-ranging collection, including pieces on Cervantes, Milton, Donne, Coleridge, Jane Austen, Dickens, Kafka, Philip Larkin, Joyce, Evelyn Waugh, Malcolm Lowry, Nabokov, William Burroughs, Anthony Burgess, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Shiva and V.S. Naipaul, Kurt Vonnegut, Iris Murdoch, Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Don DeLillo, Elmore Leonard, Michael Crichton,V.S. Pritchett and John Updike.

Look Well to This Day

Look Well to This Day [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1849523061
Author: Tom Gordon
Publisher: Wild Goose Publications
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Look Well to This Day by Tom Gordon Book Resume:

Life is lived one day at a time. Each day brings its own challenges, and any day may need a word of guidance and reassurance. Having completed his trilogy of contemporary parables - a story for every week of the three-year Church Lectionary - Tom Gordon turns his hand, in an equally compelling, contemporary fashion, to the day-by-day nature of our living. This book will encourage you to 'look well to this day' and to do so with Tom's wisdom and thoughtfulness.

The Stuff of Literature

The Stuff of Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438410573
Author: E. A. Levenston
Publisher: SUNY Press
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The Stuff of Literature by E. A. Levenston Book Resume:

The total meaning of a work of literature derives not only from what the words mean, but from what the text looks like. This stuff of literature, graphic substance or the physical raw material, is explored here in Levenston’s comprehensive survey. Levenston discusses the main literary genres of poetry, drama, and fiction, and the extent to which they may be said to exist primarily in written or spoken form, or both. He then examines spelling, punctuation, typography, and layout, the four graphic aspects of a text which an author can manipulate for additional meanings. Also explored are the problems raised for translators by graphically unusual texts—and by the possibility of producing graphically unusual translations—and some of the solutions that have been found. A wealth of examples and analysis is offered, including poetry from Chaucer to Robert Graves and e. e. cummings; fiction such as Tristram Shandy, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake; works from Samuel Richardson to Ronald Sukenik; drama from Aristophanes to Bernard Shaw, and Shakespeare. Attention is also paid to graphic contributions in other literary traditions, from the Hebrew of the book of Psalms to Guillaume Apollinaires’s “Calligrammes”.

A Primer on the Book of Daniel

A Primer on the Book of Daniel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1556355335
Author: Ted Noel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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A Primer on the Book of Daniel by Ted Noel Book Resume:

The Common Market is going to be the kingdom of the Antichrist! Jesus will return within 40 years of the creation of the state of Israel in 1948! The Battle of Armageddon will come when the Soviet Union invades Israel over oil! Those newspaper mileposts passed and the Soviet Union fell. The faithful Christian has his faith shaken every time prophetic teaching based on the New York Times fails. Critics have a field day with each wrong interpretation. Then a new theory that fits the daily news better than the last one pops up. Each time, the sensational new speculation fails. Could it be that prophecy writers are listening to CNN more than to God? When a careful Christian reads a scholarly work, it can be about as interesting as reading the telephone book. Scholars do great research, but their books generally are written to other scholars, not to the rest of us. Isn't there a better choice? You're holding it. A Primer on the Book of Daniel is designed for you. It's written in your language, not the almost-foreign jargon of the scholar. At the same time, it's drawn from the work of scholars who have studied the Bible carefully for years. Their work has been assembled and translated so you can understand what the Bible says when it's allowed to interpret itself. Using plain language, Daniel gets to explain himself.