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Road to Nowhere

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Publisher: Verso Books
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How to Build a Transportation System to Provide Mobility for All Road to Nowhere exposes the flaws in Silicon Valley’s vision of the future: ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to take us anywhere; electric cars to make them ‘green’; and automation to ensure transport is cheap and ubiquitous. Such promises are implausible and potentially dangerous. As Paris Marx shows, such technological visions are a threat to our ideas of what a society should be. Electric cars are not a silver bullet for sustainability, and autonomous vehicles won’t guarantee road safety. There will not be underground tunnels to eliminate traffic congestion, and micro-mobility services will not replace car travel any sooner than we will see the arrival of the long-awaited flying car. In response, Marx offers a vision for a more collective way of organizing transportation systems that considers the needs of poor, marginalized, and vulnerable people. The book argues that rethinking mobility can be the first step in a broader reimagining of how we design and live in our future cities. We must create streets that allow for social interaction and conviviality. We need reasons to get out of our cars and to use public means of transit determined by community needs rather than algorithmic control. Such decisions should be guided by the search for quality of life rather than for profit.

The Road to Nowhere

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Author: Maurice Walsh
Publisher: Good Press
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The Road to Nowhere by Maurice Walsh Book Resume:

"The Road to Nowhere" by Maurice Walsh. 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.

Road to Nowhere

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Author: Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
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Road to Nowhere by Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read Book Resume:

"This book is about my journey through the Australian prison system. You'll have heard a few of these stories before, but not like this. It's a step-by-step history of my twenty three years behind bars; what day to day life was really like in jail, what I did to survive and why I'll never go back. It's not a nice story. I was not a nice prisoner..." Mark "Chopper" Read is over fifty years old and has spent almost half that time in prison. He is a man who knows the Australian prison system better than any other. He knows how the definitive school of hard knocks turns juvenile delinquents into hardened criminals. How it feels to be thrust into a world of violent psychopaths and be changed, irrevocably, into the worst of their number. He also knows how it feels to get stabbed (a massive punch with a cold pin in the middle). How it feels to lose your ears to a prison-issue razor blade (a gurgling sound like a little brook). How it feels to fight, maim and mutilate to stay alive. And what it means when that way of life no longer makes sense. This book is Chopper's redemption. It is the real story of the man, the criminal and the prisoner, told with black humour and surprising insight.

How Music Works

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Author: David Byrne
Publisher: Crown
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How Music Works by David Byrne Book Resume:

*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, consume, distribute, and enjoy the songs, symphonies, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life. Byrne’s magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all.

Blue Beetle Vol. 3: Road to Nowhere

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Author: Keith Giffen,J.M. DeMatteis,Christopher Sebela
Publisher: DC Comics
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Blue Beetle Vol. 3: Road to Nowhere by Keith Giffen,J.M. DeMatteis,Christopher Sebela Book Resume:

Jaime ReyesÂÑa.k.a. Blue BeetleÑhas a decision to make. His mentor Ted Kord has given him a week to consider an offer to leave high school and pursue epic adventures while learning more about his Scarab-given powers. It could change his life forever, so whatÕs a teenager to do? The answer is obvious: a road trip with his friends! Jaime learns that his pals have gone through some changes while heÕs been busy training, but thereÕs not a lot of time to come to grips with their revelations. Or time for anything at all when they find the town of Dooley, a bizarre place where ordinary rules donÕt apply, and time itself is a weapon in the hands of the villain called Stopwatch! Plus, Jaime takes a visit to the future of Justice League 3001 in a story by the legendary comics writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League International)! New Blue Beetle writer Christopher Sebela (Injustice: Ground Zero) and artist Scott Kolins (The Flash) take Jaime on an incredible journey in Blue Beetle Volume 3: Road to Nowhere. Collects Blue Beetle #13-18.

Road To Nowhere

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Author: Ninie Hammon
Publisher: Sterling & Stone LLC
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Road To Nowhere by Ninie Hammon Book Resume:

The sorceress of psychological suspense, Ninie Hammon, is back with a new stand-alone novel in the world of her deeply unsettling Nowhere, USA series. Desperate to get her life back on track, Brianna Haggarty has come home to Nower County to do one thing: make amends by building her grandmother a chicken coop to replace the one she burned down as a pot-smoking teenager. But when she arrives, her grandmother is gone. There’s absolutely nothing in her house — no furniture, not so much as a gum wrapper. The rest of the county’s residents have vanished, too. Dawson McCade is running for his life, hunted by assassins who would do anything to keep him from testifying. If he can just make it to the safe house in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky … But when he gets there, nobody’s home. They’ve vanished, along with everyone else. Cade forms an alliance with Brianna. He’ll help build her chicken house, she’ll keep him safe. And they'll both try to figure out what malevolent force could possibly snatch a whole county of people off the face of the earth. Then the killers show up. Can they survive attacks by trained assassins and find the vanished loved ones they've lost? ★★★★★ "I found this book captivating. I fell in love with the two main characters – Brianna Haggarty and Dawson McCade. They form a strange alliance as they both face demons from the past. I want to know more about these two young people and hope that Hammon brings them back in a sequel to this story. I hope it’s not just wishful thinking." -- Bonsterblack ★★★★★ "I’m really glad I found this author. Since reading Road to Nowhere I’ve picked up the rest of the series and The Last Safe Place, also great! This story was part Twilight Zone, part Stephen King (but less ghoulish). I can just hear Rod Serling narrating. A real page turner." -- Sherie ★★★★★ "Ninie has done it again!!! I fell in love with the characters Cade and Brianna from the first chapter. It just gets better and better as you read page after page as well as heart pounding things happening. It was so hard to put down. I absolutely hated the story to end. This is a book you don’t want to miss!! Write on Ninie can’t wait for your next book. Don’t make us wait to long." -- Cora A Myers ★★★★★ "I love Ninie Hammons characters. They become like friends and family. She has such a way with dialogue. I find myself laughing out loud." -- Lollipop Fans of Justified, Under The Dome, and LOST will love settling down to spend some time in Nowhere USA.

Road to Nowhere

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Author: Paul Robertson
Publisher: Baker Books
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Road to Nowhere by Paul Robertson Book Resume:

For years, Wardsville sat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, a peaceful small town. The kind of place where neighbors care for each other. But that's until unexpected funding arrives to build a road into town. With millions to be gained in land and development deals--and millions to be lost for those in the road's way--everyone has something at stake. Suddenly, this quiet town is torn in two as neighbor turns on neighbor. The fate of the project and the future of the town rest on the decision by the county board, but when someone may have gone as far as cold-blooded murder, is anyone safe?

Road to Nowhere

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Author: Mags Hayward
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
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Road to Nowhere by Mags Hayward Book Resume:

Stella is lost in the dark, driving in a storm on an increasingly narrow, unfamiliar country road. What should she do? And why is she running away? Stella’s car runs off the road and she injures her head. She needs help. Beyond the wild hedgerows and woods is a sprawling mansion with lights in the windows. It seems a party is taking place and Stella’s saved ... or is she? When Stella meets the host, the stunning Madame Reynard, she’s instantly attracted. In fact, she knows this woman ... intimately. How? Why is she so familiar? Stella searches for answers in this dark gothic tale of desire and denial.

A Road to Nowhere

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Author: Ted Galdi
Publisher: Precipice Books
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A Road to Nowhere by Ted Galdi Book Resume:

"Where nowhere is the only place to escape" An empty highway at midnight in Montana. A serial killer on the loose. An abandoned girl who desperately needs a ride. A man in a pickup truck offering to help. The surprising consequences of her getting inside. Do you like quick reads? Do you like hold-your-breath suspense? Do you like shocking endings? Then you'll love A Road to Nowhere, the first short story by Ted Galdi, an Amazon #1 bestselling author who's won Reader Views and Readers' Favorite awards, and been featured by FOX, ABC, and iHeartRadio. Get your copy of this hit short story today and take a ride in a pickup truck so surprising you'll be thinking about it for days.

Bad Road to Nowhere

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Author: Linda Ladd
Publisher: Lyrical Press
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Bad Road to Nowhere by Linda Ladd Book Resume:

First in a spinoff of the Claire Morgan crime series. “[A] nail-biting case . . . what a suspenseful thriller it is!” (Fresh Fiction) Bad Memories Not many people know their way through the bayous well enough to find Will Novak’s crumbling mansion outside New Orleans. Not that Novak wants to talk to anyone. He keeps his guns close and his guard always up. Bad Sister Mariah Murray is one selfish, reckless, manipulative woman, the kind Novak would never want to get tangled up with. But he can’t say no to his dead’s wife sister. Bad Vibes When Mariah tells him she wants to rescue a childhood friend, another Aussie girl gone conveniently missing in north Georgia, Novak can’t turn her down. She’s hiding something. But the pretty little town she’s targeted screams trouble, too. Novak knows there’s a trap waiting. But until he springs it, there’s no telling who to trust . . . Praise for Linda Ladd’s Claire Morgan thrillers “A tough, no-nonsense detective with a well-hidden vulnerable side . . . edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton, New York Times bestselling author “Chilling, compelling suspense . . . be prepared to lose sleep!” —Eileen Dreyer, New York Times bestselling author “A feisty new heroine to root for!” —Patricia Gaffney, New York Times bestselling author “Plenty of suspense and surprises.” —Publishers Weekly

The Road to Nowhere

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Author: Jacob S. Hacker
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The Road to Nowhere by Jacob S. Hacker Book Resume:

During the 1992 presidential campaign, health care reform became a hot issue, paving the way for one of the most important yet ill-fated social policy initiatives in American history: Bill Clinton's 1993 proposal for comprehensive coverage under "managed competition." Here Jacob Hacker not only investigates for the first time how managed competition became the president's reform framework, but also illuminates how issues and policies emerge. He follows Clinton's policy ideas from their initial formulation by policy experts through their endorsement by medical industry leaders and politicians to their inclusion--in a new and unexpected form--in the proposal itself. Throughout he explores key questions: Why did health reform become a national issue in the 1990s? Why did Clinton choose managed competition over more familiar options during the 1992 presidential campaign? What effect did this have on the fate of his proposal? Drawing on records of the President's task force, interviews with a wide range of key policy players, and many other sources, Hacker locates his analysis within the context of current political theories on agenda setting. He concludes that Clinton chose managed competition partly because advocates inside and outside the campaign convinced him that it represented a unique middle road to health care reform. This conviction, Hacker maintains, blinded the president and his allies to the political risks of the approach and hindered the development of an effective strategy for enacting it.

The Road to Nowhere

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Author: Lee Argus
Publisher: Permuted Press+ORM
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The Road to Nowhere by Lee Argus Book Resume:

In this post-apocalyptic thriller, a lone survivor in the wasteland of Las Vegas is stalked by a terrifying and mysterious threat. When John Doe wakes up from a coma, he finds himself in an empty hospital. With no memory of who he is or how he got there, he finds remnants of a mysterious, horrific event throughout the facility . . . and throughout the ghost town that was once Las Vegas, Nevada. The roads are packed with abandoned cars, the buildings burned and looted. As John searches for other survivors, he discovers that something sinister is prowling the Strip. The residents and tourists of the once glamorous city have all succumbed to a virus. The infected haven’t died, exactly. They are just no longer human . . .

The Road to Nowhere 2

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Author: Lee Argus
Publisher: Permuted Press+ORM
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The Road to Nowhere 2 by Lee Argus Book Resume:

As a global pandemic transforms humanity, one man must struggle to stay alive, stay human, and recover his former life in this apocalyptic adventure. The blight of the Kuru virus has spread, leaving few alive in its wake. The world is now populated by those who have succumbed. Only a few scattered survivors remain, struggling to escape the merciless appetites of the infected. After enduring an accident that would have left most dead, John Doe faces even more terrifying odds. His only chance for survival takes him down a path no one could possibly anticipate. Still suffering from amnesia, unsettling questions about John’s past begin to surface.

The Road to Nowhere Leads Everywhere

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Author: Stephen B. Allen
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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The Road to Nowhere Leads Everywhere by Stephen B. Allen Book Resume:

The Road to Nowhere Leads Everywhere: Tales from the Lands of Arlington Green By: Stephan B. Allen Foregoing her usual opening in an attempt to control the middle of the board with her pawn, it was the Queen’s Knight with which she made her first move; I glanced up from the board to see a smug smile upon her face, as if she were expecting some confusion on my part due to her change of tactics. Nodding my head slightly, I did not comment upon the unusual move on her part. Moving my gaze back to the board, I casually asked, “My lady, do you know why the only piece which can open a game besides a pawn is the Knight?” Caught by surprise at my question, though she maintained her air of superiority, she eventually replied, “I believe it is due to being capable of jumping the pawn, Mr. Ainsley.” Placing my hand upon the piece she assumed I would use for my opening move, I turned my attention away from the board to once again gaze upon her face. While changing to another piece entirely to make a play, I answered matter-of-factly, “Actually, that move is allowed by the rules, My Lady. I should have thought you would have been aware of what those were-my mistake.” Ever wonder what a smug expression looks like when it virtually melts off someone’s face? Play chess with me sometime and find out.

Nowhere for Very Long

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Author: Brianna Madia
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madia Book Resume:

In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional approach to life. A woman defined by motion, Brianna Madia bought a beat-up bright orange van, filled it with her two dogs Bucket and Dagwood, and headed into the canyons of Utah with her husband. Nowhere for Very Long is her deeply felt, immaculately told story of exploration—of the world outside and the spirit within. However, pursuing a life of intention isn’t always what it seems. In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, and even desperate—when Bertha overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of South Dakota highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and her water jugs froze beneath her as she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. But Brianna was committed to living a life true to herself, come what may, and that made all the difference. Nowhere for Very Long is the true story of a woman learning and unlearning, from backroads to breakdowns, from married to solo, and finally, from lost to found to lost again . . . this time, on purpose.

The Road To Nowhere: A Sylvia Wilcox Mystery Book 5

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Author: Braylee Parkinson
Publisher: Braylee Parkinson, LLC
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The Road To Nowhere: A Sylvia Wilcox Mystery Book 5 by Braylee Parkinson Book Resume:

There are places where the rules are arbitrary—desolate, empty spaces where the lawless lurk. No witnesses. No suspects. No prying eyes. Driven by naive wanderlust, Anson Green embarks on a road trip without a plan or a destination. When he stops returning phone calls, an old friend calls Sylvia Wilcox and asks her to find Anson. Immediately, Sylvia realizes that Anson did have a plan and destination, but the reasons behind his motives are shrouded in mystery.

Emily and the Strangers Volume 3: Road to Nowhere Tour

Emily and the Strangers Volume 3: Road to Nowhere Tour [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Various
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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Emily and the Strangers Volume 3: Road to Nowhere Tour by Various Book Resume:

Emily--and her band, the Strangers--are going on tour! But another band is getting all the attention as Awesomely Awesome Records plots to edge Emily's crew out of the rock-and-roll scene. The nefarious record company is also hiding something terrible. It's up to the Strangers to discover what's behind the recent feline disappearances and find a way to drop the bass on the culprits. Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger reteams with cowriter Mariah Huehner (True Blood, Angel) and artist Cat Farris (Angry Birds) for a brand-new, full-color story full of evil record companies, stray-cat struts, science, and music!

Welcome to Nowhere

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Author: Elizabeth Laird
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird Book Resume:

Welcome to Nowhere is a powerful and beautifully written story about the life of one family caught up in civil war by the award-winning author Elizabeth Laird, shortlisted for the Scottish Teen Book Award and winner of the UKLA Book Award. Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sisters were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn't care about politics - all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes . . . Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry. Yet no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them - until they have no other choice than to attempt the dangerous journey to escape their homeland altogether. But where do you go when you can't go home? '[Sings] with truth' - The Times 'A muscular, moving, thought-provoking book' - Guardian 'Humane and empathetic . . . an effective call to action' - The Sunday Times 'Powerful, heart-breaking and compelling' - Scotsman

The Long Winding Road to Nakhon Nowhere

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Author: Roger Crutchley
Publisher: Proglen Trading Co., Ltd.
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The Road to Somewhere

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Author: David Goodhart
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart Book Resume:

A robust and timely investigation into the political and moral fault-lines that divide Brexit Britain and Trump's America -- and how a new settlement may be achieved. Several decades of greater economic and cultural openness in the West have not benefited all our citizens. Among those who have been left behind, a populist politics of culture and identity has successfully challenged the traditional politics of Left and Right, creating a new division: between the mobile "achieved" identity of the people from Anywhere, and the marginalized, roots-based identity of the people from Somewhere. This schism accounts for the Brexit vote, the election of Donald Trump, the decline of the center-left, and the rise of populism across Europe. David Goodhart's compelling investigation of the new global politics reveals how the Somewhere backlash is a democratic response to the dominance of Anywhere interests, in everything from mass higher education to mass immigration.


Traffic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Tom Vanderbilt
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt Book Resume:

Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light. We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our attempts to engineer safety and even identifies the most common mistakes drivers make in parking lots. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the quotidian activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works.

Roads to Quoz

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Author: William Least Heat-Moon
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Roads to Quoz by William Least Heat-Moon Book Resume:

About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Sticking to the small places via the small roads -- those colored blue on maps -- he uncovered a nation deep in character, story, and charm. Now, for the first time since Blue Highways, Heat-Moon is back on the backroads. Roads to Quoz is his lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America.

Road to Hell

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Author: Gerard Houarner
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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Road to Hell by Gerard Houarner Book Resume:

Max is a man. An assassin, to be exact. But within him lurks the Beast, an unholy demon that drives Max to kill – and to commit acts even more hideous. Throughout the years, the Beast has taught Max well, and Max has become quite proficient in his chosen field. He is an assassin unlike any other. To put it mildly. But now Max has a son, an unnatural offspring named Angel, born of Max's pain and hunger. Through Angel, the spirits of Max's former victims see a way to make Max suffer, to make him pay for his monstrous crimes. These vengeful ghosts fight hard to trap Angel in their world forever. And while angel battles his father's demons, Max himself must try to escape from the government agents intent on capturing him – dead or alive.


'Tinkers' [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Mary Burke
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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'Tinkers' by Mary Burke Book Resume:

The history of Irish Travellers is not analogous to that of the 'tinker', a Europe-wide underworld fantasy created by sixteenth-century British and continental Rogue Literature that came to be seen as an Irish character alone as English became dominant in Ireland. By the Revival, the tinker represented bohemian, pre-Celtic aboriginality, functioning as the cultural nationalist counter to the Victorian Gypsy mania. Long misunderstood as a portrayal of actual Travellers, J.M. Synge's influential The Tinker's Wedding was pivotal to this 'Irishing' of the tinker, even as it acknowledged that figure's cosmopolitan textual roots. Synge's empathetic depiction is closely examined, as are the many subsequent representations that looked to him as a model to subvert or emulate. In contrast to their Revival-era romanticization, post-independence writing portrayed tinkers as alien interlopers, while contemporaneous Unionists labelled them a contaminant from the hostile South. However, after Travellers politicized in the 1960s, more even-handed depictions heralded a querying of the 'tinker' fantasy that has shaped contemporary screen and literary representations of Travellers and has prompted Traveller writers to transubstantiate Otherness into the empowering rhetoric of ethnic difference. Though its Irish equivalent has oscillated between idealization and demonization, US racial history facilitates the cinematic figuring of the Irish-American Traveler as lovable 'white trash' rogue. This process is informed by the mythology of a population with whom Travelers are allied in the white American imagination, the Scots-Irish (Ulster-Scots). In short, the 'tinker' is much more central to Irish, Northern Irish and even Irish-American identity than is currently recognised.

To Hell & High Water

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Author: Gregory Bryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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To Hell & High Water by Gregory Bryan Book Resume:

To Hell and High Water tells the story of the quest of two brothers to conquer the extreme conditions of outback Australia, recreating the Bourke to Hungerford `tramp' that influenced some of Australian literary legend Henry Lawson's greatest works. The book is part autobiography and part biography. It is an autobiography of the author's experiences with his brother overcoming significant obstacles to achieve his dream of walking in Lawson's footsteps. It paints a vivid picture of some of Australia's most remote country, the challenges and dangers, the heat, the distance, mosquitoes, blisters and thirst. At the same time it blends in the biography of Henry Lawson's captivating life including his marriage, struggles with alcoholism, his suicide attempt, influences upon his writing and his ideals of mateship. Extracts of Lawson's own writing have been carefully selected and woven into the narrative in a manner that draws parallels between the two experiences and offers fresh insights into his life.

A Mug Up with Elisabeth

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Author: Melissa Hayes,Marilyn Westervelt
Publisher: Down East Books
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A Mug Up with Elisabeth by Melissa Hayes,Marilyn Westervelt Book Resume:

Anyone who has come under the spell of Elisabeth Ogilvie's novels to bound to wonder about this writer who, for more than fifty years, has crafted one memorable book after another: historical fiction, mysteries, young adult stories, even a gothic novel. Most are set in Maine or the Scottish Highlands, and for many readers it is Ogilvie's beautifully realized settings that make them pick up her novels again and again. Equally fascinating are her characters: vivid, individual, appealingly imperfect, deeply rooted in their families and home ground. Now, at last, we have a book about this prolific yet unassuming author who would rather live quietly on her Maine island than seek the limelight. A Mug-Up with Elisabeth is the definitive resource on her life, her work, her characters, and her settings--including Criehaven, the inspiration for Bennett's Island, which is arguably one of the most evocative locales in American fiction. On Bennett's Island, many a tale is told and many a crisis resolved around the kitchen table while the islanders pause for a "mug-up" of coffee. In these pages, readers can enjoy a mug-up with Elisabeth Ogilvie herself.

America's Political Class Under Fire

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Author: David A. Horowitz
Publisher: Routledge
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America's Political Class Under Fire by David A. Horowitz Book Resume:

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ramblings of a Crazy Lady

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Author: Dawn Pritchard
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
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The Ramblings of a Crazy Lady by Dawn Pritchard Book Resume:

Born in 1973 Dawn Pritchard was brought up in Leeds. She has one younger sister. She now lives in Hertfordshire with Lesley, her partner of ten years. Dawn qualified as a Social Worker in July 2000. Following an overdose in 2001 she was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the past ten years she has written a number of poems about her experiences, treatment, therapy, hospital admissions, suicide attempts, and periods of self-harm. She only ever shared a few of her poems with certain family and trusted professionals, as she never believed anyone else would understand or identify with it. Was she right?

Stop Fake Work in Education

Stop Fake Work in Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Gaylan Nielson,Betty Burks
Publisher: Corwin Press
File Size: 1044 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 8776430


Stop Fake Work in Education by Gaylan Nielson,Betty Burks Book Resume:

Don’t do more work—do the right work. Hard work that yields the same old results can mire dedicated educators in exhaustion, burnout, and a lack of confidence that improvement is possible. When you offer your team a better way of working, planning, and collaborating, you turn Fake Work into Real Work—and stagnancy into dynamic change. Inside this data-driven, research-based guide, you’ll find · The critical foundations for building a culture that drives maximum performance · A simple, three-part model for shedding Fake Work · Road maps for strategic planning, for aligning organizational strategies and actions, and for executing—seeing strategy translated into daily work. · Tools for gaining focus, building teams, and cultivating productive behaviors · Real educators’ stories · Exercises, reflection questions, charts, checklists, and more

One More Train to Ride

One More Train to Ride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Cliff (Oats) Williams
Publisher: Indiana University Press
File Size: 668 KB
File Format: Pdf
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One More Train to Ride by Cliff (Oats) Williams Book Resume:

Drawn from intimate interviews with 14 modern-day "steel rail nomads," One More Train to Ride provides a revealing picture of today's American hobo. Interspersed with their stories are original poems and songs echoing the ancient lyricism and loneliness of life on the road. Their connections with the past make the experiences of these hoboes even more striking, as they ride freight trains and jungle up in hobo camps, light years away from the 21st-century cyberworld -- yet touching the very core of American freedom and individualism. Cliff Williams skillfully elicits details of family background, motives, and clear insights into the daily life and philosophy of the modern hobo. With its evocative link to the past, One More Train to Ride continues a long tradition of books on hobo oral history, including Nels Anderson's The Hobo (1923) and Thomas Minehan's Boy and Girl Tramps of America (1934).

Where the Road and the Sky Collide

Where the Road and the Sky Collide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: K. T. Berger
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
File Size: 1810 KB
File Format: Pdf
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Where the Road and the Sky Collide by K. T. Berger Book Resume:

In an age where there are 140 million registered automobiles in the United States, the author of Zen Driving explores the car-driver phenomenon and discusses urban air pollution and other issues.


Author: Charles E. Maldon Sr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
File Size: 1902 KB
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A MOUNTAINTOP VIEW OF FAITH by Charles E. Maldon Sr. Book Resume:

A Mountaintop View of Faith is an anointed, truthful and empowering book on God’s promise, your faith, and victory over everyday adversity. It is a hard hitting, provocative, and exhilarating work written to empower, especially believers, to deepen their faith and be encouraged even facing seemingly impossible adversities. Maldon states that adversities will always be a part of life and he contends that Satan desires to ultimately crush our resolve, hinder our promises from God, and weaken our faith in the sufficiency of God. He points out that adversities may be two-fold: trials appointed by God, or those self inflicted, resulting from our rebellion against God’s spiritual instructions. He skillfully teases out how self imposed cripplers such as anger, un-forgiveness, selfishness, disobedience, pride, immorality, worry and others can rob you of peace and promises from God. Maldon encourages us to deepen our faith to reach a pinnacle mountaintop perspective of God.

The Book of Spiritual Poetry

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Author: Rev. Charles E. Pullen
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
File Size: 1598 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 4884168


The Book of Spiritual Poetry by Rev. Charles E. Pullen Book Resume:

The Book of Spiritual Poetry By: Rev. Charles E. Pullen One night, the Holy Spirit spoke to Rev. Charles E. Pullen while he was at a low point in his life, saying, “You’re not going to bed; instead, you’re going to write a poem about your life, and it’ll help you feel better.” Thus, The Book of Spiritual Poetry: Enlightenment was born. Through his writings, Rev. Pullen hopes that each reader will receive vibrant inspiration to know the Lord and develop a personal relationship with Him. And for readers who already know Him, Rev. Pullen hopes his poetry helps them know the Lord more closely and intimately. Enlightenment is the first in a series of books he hopes to publish.

Soundtrack of My Life:

Soundtrack of My Life: [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Lena Kovadlo
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
File Size: 1949 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 2036032


Soundtrack of My Life: by Lena Kovadlo Book Resume:

Get ready to burst into song and sing your heart out, as you dive into the first volume of my lyric anthology, featuring an enormous collection of lyrics that will connect with you, touch you, and leave you craving for more.

Road Trip USA

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Author: Jamie Jensen
Publisher: Moon Travel
File Size: 1738 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7391759


Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen Book Resume:

Criss-cross the country on America's two-lane highways with the 25th anniversary edition of the ultimate guide to the classic road trip. InsideRoad Trip USA you'll find: 11 routes through the heart of America, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique Over 125 streamlined maps covering more than 35,000 miles of two-lane American blacktop Full-color photos and illustrations of America both then and now Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who sped along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Insight into the great American road trip, as well as resources, history, and fun facts along the way Hit the road, roll down the windows, and discover the soul of the country with Road Trip USA.

Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County

Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jerry Schad,David Harris
Publisher: Wilderness Press
File Size: 1883 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 7483442


Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County by Jerry Schad,David Harris Book Resume:

Explore 259 Memorable Hikes Near Los Angeles, California From short nature trails to challenging peak climbs and breathtaking canyon treks, Los Angeles County is a hiker’s paradise. Experience the best of it with this updated edition of the classic hiking guidebook. Local author and hiking expert David Harris and Southland hiking guru Jerry Schad lead you along 259 trips in 33 regions, from the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains to Malibu and on out to Catalina Island. That’s virtually every hike worth taking within an hour’s drive of the city. Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County offers a comprehensive collection of hiking adventures for everyone from families with small children to experienced mountaineers seeking the ultimate challenge. The guide encompasses almost all public lands within the county, including Griffith Park and the Hollywood Hills, the San Gabriel Wilderness, Crystal Lake Recreation Area, and numerous county and city parks. At-a-glance essential information, including distance, hiking time, elevation gain, and ratings for difficulty, help you to choose the perfect trail. Complete descriptions and driving directions are paired with easy-to-read maps with GPS waypoints to give you the in-depth details you need. So whether you seek solace from the crowds, a cardiovascular workout, or a new perspective of the natural world, Afoot & Afield: Los Angeles County will get you going.

Beyond Homelessness

Beyond Homelessness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Steven Bouma-Prediger,Brain J. Walsh
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
File Size: 929 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 6834954


Beyond Homelessness by Steven Bouma-Prediger,Brain J. Walsh Book Resume:

This book is a brilliant use of metaphor that makes clear why the world leaves us feeling so uneasy!

I Am Your Recovery Coach

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Author: Arlene J. Sherman, C.HT.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
File Size: 1686 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9502590


I Am Your Recovery Coach by Arlene J. Sherman, C.HT. Book Resume:

This book is the second volume in a compelling series based on Arlene J. Sherman’s personal experience working in the field of addiction. Here you will find many of the innovative techniques Ms. Sherman successfully utilizes as a drug and alcohol recovery coach. Since it is well known that aftercare doubles the rate of remaining in a lasting recovery, and since many people cannot afford a recovery coach, Ms. Sherman wanted to bring these techniques to those that would benefit. She calls this her Recovery Coach in a Box! Ms. Sherman’s first book, The Real Dope on Addiction and Recovery, is in its second printing and is being used with great success not only by those in the throes of addiction, but by the loved ones of substance abusers as well. Read these books as if you are sitting and speaking with a trusted and caring friend because that is exactly what you will be doing.

The Shield Ring

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Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Publisher: Gateway
File Size: 1785 KB
File Format: Pdf
Read Count: 9547739


The Shield Ring by Rosemary Sutcliff Book Resume:

Bjorn and Frytha share a bond, both orphans and survivors of Norman attacks on their homes in the Lake country. Growing up together in Jarl Buthar's Norse stronghold, they become fast friends, with Bjorn dreaming of becoming a harper like his father. As they come of age within this secret fortress, they hear word of the Norman attacks beyond their walls, drawing ever closer to the safety of their home. Can they help protect their adoptive home and family, or will they lose everything all over again?