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Voices from Slavery

Voices from Slavery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486131017
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Voices from Slavery by Book Resume:

Vivid descriptions of the horrors of slave auctions, and many other unforgettable and sometimes unrepeatable details of slave life. Accompanied by 32 starkly compelling photographs.

Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project [3 volumes]

Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440800871
Author: Spencer R. Crew,Lonnie G. Bunch III,Clement A. Price
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Slave Culture: A Documentary Collection of the Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project [3 volumes] by Spencer R. Crew,Lonnie G. Bunch III,Clement A. Price Book Resume:

For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine—and understand—specific aspects of slave life and culture. • Provides topically arranged access to views expressed in the slave narratives, something never done before • Offers students both contextual analysis and primary source material so they can draw their own conclusions about various aspects of slavery • Creates a personalized understanding of the challenges that accompanied enslavement • Allows various populations, such as previously enslaved women, to speak bluntly about the particular difficulties they faced under slavery

“Boss Chick”

“Boss Chick” [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1543424694
Author: Callie Walker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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“Boss Chick” by Callie Walker Book Resume:

Ta'leahya is your normal 4.0 high school graduate. Living in St. Louis can be very challenging with all that goes on. After her mom is said to have aids and is dying leahya have to make the biggest decision in her life. She has to come up with a lot of money and a house or the state will take her lil sisters. Determined not to let that happen leahya did something she never thought she would. Will she be able to save her family or will she fail at the frontline?

Joy in the Morning

Joy in the Morning [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781462846528
Author: Shirley Proctor Twiss
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Joy in the Morning by Shirley Proctor Twiss Book Resume:

Joy in the Morning is a homecoming for fans of Cotton in Augusta. Readers who are being introduced to the writing of Shirley Proctor Twiss will find this story delightfully entertaining and insightful with a heavy dose of inspiration. Myra and her family are now in a later period of their lives. Many of the same trials continue, as she faces more complex and heartrending challenges during the Great Depression and World War II. She faces the harsh realities of her life with the same spirit of faith and determination that brought her the respect of readers of the first novel. The children move into adulthood, add new relationships, and sometimes strife. Myra will move into a modern world that she never envisioned and will take a stand that readers have awaited. Expect a surprise!

Frogs and Snails and Big Dog’S Tales

Frogs and Snails and Big Dog’S Tales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781426961380
Author: Frank Murney
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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Frogs and Snails and Big Dog’S Tales by Frank Murney Book Resume:

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Red Morgan and Po Hillen are in their early teens and truly experiencing life in the Irish border town of Newry. In fact, theyve become more outrageous and humorous than ever. Uncle Luigis Cafwhere their close friend and conspirator, Anto Falsoni, works part-time for his uncleserves as the headquarters for all the gangs mischievous and devious planning, which seems to be an everyday occurrence. New and exciting interests influence the boys lives. They race homemade carts at breakneck speeds on Newrys steep hills. They avidly follow their football team and travel to Dublin and England to watch the competition. And, of course, girls and dating play a new role, and these distractions lead to some unexpected, hilarious, and sometimes embarrassing situations. Frogs and Snails and Big Dogs Tales takes a nostalgic romp through the 1960s while sharing the daily exploits of Red, Po, and their gangtheir love lives, school days, and friends, as well as other unbelievable and hilarious escapades.

Treadmill to Oblivion

Treadmill to Oblivion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1434454134
Author: Fred Allen
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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Treadmill to Oblivion by Fred Allen Book Resume:

Fred Allen (born John Florence Sullivan, 1894-1956) was an American comedian whose absurdist, pointed radio show (1934-1949) made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio.


Grits [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448112575
Author: Niall Griffiths
Publisher: Random House
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Grits by Niall Griffiths Book Resume:

In the late 1990s, a group of young drifters from various parts of Britain find themselves washed up together in a small town on the west coast of Wales, fixed between mountains and sea. Here, they both explore and attempt to overcome those yearnings and addictions which have brought them to this place: promiscuity, drugs, alcohol, petty crime, the intense and angry search for the meaning which they feel life lacks at the arse-end of this momentous century. A novel about the dispossessed and disenfranchised, about people with no further to fall, Grits is also resolutely about the spirit of the individual, and each character's story is told in their own rich, powerful dialect. Through their voices, the novel charts this chapter in their lives, presenting, with humour and rage and a deep underlying sadness, a picture of the diversity and waste that is life in Britain today.A work of power, passion and enormous originality, Grits describes - in language both mythic and demotic - ways of living that appear squalid but which aspire to the spiritual. As a novel that speaks for an under-class and a sub-culture, it stands comparison with Cain's Book and Trainspotting.

Good Li’L Boys and Girls from the Lone Star State of Texas

Good Li’L Boys and Girls from the Lone Star State of Texas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524551864
Author: Sharon Kaye Hunt
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Good Li’L Boys and Girls from the Lone Star State of Texas by Sharon Kaye Hunt Book Resume:

This book is one of twelve books of the Black Children Speak series. The books are compiled from the interviews taken from slaves by the interviewers of the Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 19361938. Most of the ex-slaves giving the interviews were children during slavery and gave interviews of their experiences and insights about living on plantations. The ex-slaves answered questions on all aspects of the plantations in seventeen states of the United States before the Civil War. African-Americans were freed from slavery after the Civil War in 1865. The series is dedicated to all people.

Maddy's Phoenix

Maddy's Phoenix [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1954395094
Author: Patricia Yager Delagrange
Publisher: Maximus Books
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Maddy's Phoenix by Patricia Yager Delagrange Book Resume:

Maddy McCray lives a hard scrabble life, working as a waitress at the Monte Rio Café in a little town on California’s Russian River. Abandoned by her mother when she was a teenager, then by her two worthless boyfriends, she is nonetheless grateful for the rustic cabin where she lives—and for Cheryl, the older and wiser waitress who watches over her while Maddy anticipates the birth of her baby. Then one night Maddy goes into labor prematurely and loses her precious baby. The loss is almost more than the distraught 22-year-old can bear. A few days later he discovers a tiny infant in the dumpster behind the café. An abandoned baby, a baby no one wants, a baby who will wind up in a string of foster homes. But Maddy wants the baby. She names her Judith. Maddy resolves to take the money in her tip jar and move to the Bay Area, where she can get a better-paying job and study to become a nurse, to be better than the things her momma said about her. But how can Maddy take care of little Judith, work and go to school?

God Still Don't Like Ugly

God Still Don't Like Ugly [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0758251378
Author: Mary Monroe
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
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God Still Don't Like Ugly by Mary Monroe Book Resume:

New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's heart-stopping tale about a woman who's suffered too much to give up on herself, even if everyone else has. . . Growing up, Annette Goode thought all men were as low-down as the father who abandoned her, including the boarder who abused her for years and the men she slept with to earn the money she needed to run away from her life. Now, after decades of heartache and severing ties with her dangerously unstable friend Rhoda, Annette's real life has started to take shape. . . But her dark past won't let her go. When an old secret scares away her fiancé, Annette settles with Pee Wee Davis, her on-again, off-again sweetheart since childhood. Then her ex-friend Rhoda suddenly walks back into her life, forcing Annette to decide what she should believe--and what she can forgive--as she tries to salvage the one relationship she just can't seem to let go. . . Praise for Mary Monroe "Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston." --Publishers Weekly "Watch out Toni Morrison, there is a new sister in town." --Rapport

Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441143033
Author: Simon Warner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll by Simon Warner Book Resume:

Text and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll explores the interaction between two of the most powerful socio-cultural movements in the post-war years - the literary forces of the Beat Generation and the musical energies of rock and its attendant culture. Simon Warner examines the interweaving strands, seeded by the poet/novelists Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others in the 1940s and 1950s, and cultivated by most of the major rock figures who emerged after 1960 - Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Bowie, the Clash and Kurt Cobain, to name just a few. This fascinating cultural history delves into a wide range of issues: Was rock culture the natural heir to the activities of the Beats? Were the hippies the Beats of the 1960s? What attitude did the Beat writers have towards musical forms and particularly rock music? How did literary works shape the consciousness of leading rock music-makers and their followers? Why did Beat literature retain its cultural potency with later rock musicians who rejected hippie values? How did rock musicians use the material of Beat literature in their own work? How did Beat figures become embroiled in the process of rock creativity? These questions are addressed through a number of approaches - the influence of drugs, the relevance of politics, the effect of religious and spiritual pursuits, the rise of the counter-culture, the issue of sub-cultures and their construction, and so on. The result is a highly readable history of the innumerable links between two of the most revolutionary artistic movements of the last 60 years.

Kerouac on Record

Kerouac on Record [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501323377
Author: Simon Warner,Jim Sampas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Kerouac on Record by Simon Warner,Jim Sampas Book Resume:

He was the leading light of the Beat Generation writers and the most dynamic author of his time, but Jack Kerouac also had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the mid-century jazz of New York City, the development of which he witnessed first-hand during the 1940s with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk to the fore. The novelist, most famous for his 1957 book On the Road, admired the sounds of bebop and attempted to bring something of their original energy to his own writing, a torrent of semi-autobiographical stories he published between 1950 and his early death in 1969. Yet he was also drawn to American popular music of all kinds – from the blues to Broadway ballads – and when he came to record albums under his own name, he married his unique spoken word style with some of the most talented musicians on the scene. Kerouac's musical legacy goes well beyond the studio recordings he made himself: his influence infused generations of music makers who followed in his work – from singer-songwriters to rock bands. Some of the greatest transatlantic names – Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and David Bowie, Janis Joplin and Tom Waits, Sonic Youth and Death Cab for Cutie, and many more – credited Kerouac's impact on their output. In Kerouac on Record, we consider how the writer brought his passion for jazz to his prose and poetry, his own record releases, the ways his legacy has been sustained by numerous more recent talents, those rock tributes that have kept his memory alive and some of the scores that have featured in Hollywood adaptations of the adventures he brought to the printed page.

Ruth's Journey

Ruth's Journey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451643551
Author: Donald McCaig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Ruth's Journey by Donald McCaig Book Resume:

“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched . . . brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises. ” —Geraldine Brooks, author of March The only authorized prequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—the unforgettable story of Mammy. On a Caribbean island consumed by the flames of revolution, an infant girl falls under the care of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped first by her strong-willed mistress, and then by Solange’s daughter Ellen and Gerald O’Hara, the rough Irishman Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their unexpected connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the lives of three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a nuanced portrait of Mammy, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. Through it all, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.

Boricua Passport

Boricua Passport [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1940939208
Author: J.L. Torres
Publisher: 2Leaf Press
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Boricua Passport by J.L. Torres Book Resume:

BORICUA PASSPORT evokes the complex in-betweeness that represents the contemporary Puerto Rican condition as filtered through the prism of poet J.L. Torres’ life experience. For many Puerto Ricans the sense of being unhomed—having a homeland but not really feeling at home anywhere—is a real lived experience determined by a persisting and unsettled colonial condition. In BORICUA PASSPORT, Torres, screams, shouts, rejoices, celebrates, tickles and challenges with a poetry sprinkled with Spanish/Spanglish that is immediate and urgent. His is a testimony to the indefatigable Puerto Rican spirit which, although burdened by this colonial condition, still strives to cobble a hybrid world full of love, passion and hope. BORICUA PASSPORT will transport any reader into this limbo world with all its fascinating incongruities and descriptive vistas. It’s your passport into a world simultaneously real and imaginary, one most people don’t even know exists. A must read!

A Convocation of Five

A Convocation of Five [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1665525592
Author: Patrick Conley
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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A Convocation of Five by Patrick Conley Book Resume:

SYNOPSIS OF A CONVOCATION OF FIVE What is the value of an ordinary guy’s life and who assesses that value? As Tom Albright approaches the end of his days on earth, five individuals meet to evaluate his life. They begin with hearing and commenting on a baby boomer who grew up with illusions of battlefield glory only to lose those illusions during the turbulence of the 60’s. Likewise, Tom immersed himself in idealized visions of athletic glory, academic success, racial harmony, romantic love, and religious faith. Like many of his generation, his life story centers on the clash of untested ideal concepts with the blunt, inescapable forces of reality. In this examination of Tom’s life, the five who form the convocation will learn as much about themselves as they do about Tom. Like the subject of their study, some will pass on to a new life.

I Am The Water Bucket

I Am The Water Bucket [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481751964
Author: Grady Jim Robinson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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I Am The Water Bucket by Grady Jim Robinson Book Resume:

After reading the latest biography of baseball legend Mickey Mantle, the authors hero, he was stunned to realize that his own life had, in his later years turned out much like Hall of Famer Mantle; a life of deep regret, guilt, depression and alcoholism. Robinson immediately recognized a series of similarities in their childhood experiences, especially with their respective relationships with their fathers. Robinson decided to journey to Commerce, Oklahoma on a kind of pilgrimage to the childhood home of the baseball legend and see if he could find some insights about his own life. The journey opened up painful questions about his relationship with his football coach father and led him to further investigation of the father/son issues of some of his favorite authors such as Hemingway, Faulkner, McMurtry, Salinger and James Joyce. The pilgrimage ended in a visit to the grave of his father and served to reset his life back on course. He has written with pain, humor, honesty and insight about his "Salvation Through Mickey Mantle."

The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel

The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1519243065
Author: Jim Nesbitt
Publisher: Spotted Mule Press
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The Last Second Chance: An Ed Earl Burch Novel by Jim Nesbitt Book Resume:

Ed Earl Burch, a cashiered vice and homicide detective, has his life narrowed down to chasing financial fugitives from the carnage of the oil bust and savings and loan crash that scarred Dallas in the mid-1980s. Throw in the occasional wayward spouse and a ready eye for the next round of bourbon, sipped with a boot resting on the rail of his favorite saloon. He’s an ex-jock gone to seed, a private investigator with bad knees and a battered soul. He’s trying to keep at bay the memories of three ex-wives, the violent mistakes that got him booted off the force, a dead partner and the killer who got snuffed before Burch could track him down. Play it smart and cautious. Keep the lines straight. Don’t take a risk. Don’t give a damn. It’s the creed of the terminal burnout and he’s living it a day at a time, drink by drink. That all changes when Carla Sue Cantrell, a short blonde with ice-blue eyes and a taste for muscle cars, crystal meth and the high-wire double-cross, walks into his life. Pointing a Colt 1911 at his head, she tells him his partner’s killer, a narco named Teddy Roy Bonafacio, is still alive. She forces him into a deadly game where Burch is framed for murder and chased by cops and the narco’s hitman. They’re on the run through the scrubby Texas Hill Country and the high desert of El Paso and northern Mexico, gunning for the same man both want dead – T-Roy, the narco known as El Rojo Loco. Final destination – kill or be killed. Take a waltz across Texas with Ed Earl Burch and Carla Sue Cantrell. It’s one helluva dance.

Tharon Ann

Tharon Ann [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jennifer Brookins
Publisher: Willow Grove Press
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Tharon Ann by Jennifer Brookins Book Resume:

"Tharon Ann" is a memoir of one woman's life, from orphan, to actress, to mother, to seeker, as the book's byline summarizes. It is written in several voices as her life progresses; the first, her childhood, a voice reminiscent of Faulkner, Williams, and other southern writers; the second, that of an actress who takes us with her into the world of movies, theatre, and television; the third, of a wife and mother who as a single parent, along with her small boys, puts us into the "Old Chevy with a suitcase tied to the top" trekking cross-country to a new life; and finally, the fourth about the richest part of her life, which allows us access into a fantastic journey of the spirit, with openness, humor, and charm. The book is more than a memoir in the traditional sense. It is a road map, a guide on determination, on achievement against all odds on that thing called hope.

Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch

Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429989473
Author: Haywood Smith
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch by Haywood Smith Book Resume:

Southern housewife Linwood Breedlove Scott was happily content in her comfortable, complacent thirty-year marriage, but when her husband cleans out their bank accounts and runs off with a stripper, her life takes a hilarious, yet touching, right turn into reality. With no place to go but home, she's forced back to her insular hometown and the "eccentric" family she escaped by marrying at nineteen: her senile father, her loving-yet-controlling mother, her long-suffering aunt, her crazy uncle, and her good-for-nothing brother. But despite her newly dependent situation and her family's genteel insanity, Lin begins to stand on her own two feet and wake up to the joys-and perils-of life as a single woman. And she also learns surprising lessons about her family: that things aren't always what they seem, and that the power of love governs even the most dysfunctional of relationships. This joy-filled, moving, and wise-cracking novel delivers a portrait of Southern life, Southern families, and self-discovery that readers will never forget.

Word Pictures in Prose: Painted by W. Raj Rajaniemi

Word Pictures in Prose: Painted by W. Raj Rajaniemi [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1546236058
Author: W. Raj Rajaniemi
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Word Pictures in Prose: Painted by W. Raj Rajaniemi by W. Raj Rajaniemi Book Resume:

Within these pages are painted word pictures from five decades of my life. Poetry and prose, the painted word illustrations herein cover a range of topics predicated upon my fields of interests at the time that the material was penned.

Losin' Ain't an Option

Losin' Ain't an Option [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781453560815
Author: Gary Hicks,Pat Bush
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Losin' Ain't an Option by Gary Hicks,Pat Bush Book Resume:

As I headed south from the Black Hills of South Dakota, the driving was some of the most difficult I had ever encountered. It wasnt the snow or the ice on this lonely two-lane road that troubled me, it was the uncertainty of what was ahead and the regret of what I was leaving behind that was overcoming me with emotion and clouding my vision with the tears of fear I had made the wrong decision. I had just left behind my job, the woman I loved and everything I was accustomed to en route to take over a roadhouse in the Native Country of the southwest. Looking like a dust bowl refugee in my old Currier pick-up loaded with my tools, my Harley and 140-pound Shepherd dog named Chelsea. I had agreed with my father to go clean up this shit hole of a bar he had built back in the 60s. He had leased it out when we left Arizona. I was in about the 5th grade when we left and over the years it had become infamous. The current lessee had failed to pay the rent for the last couple of years and needed to be removed. Compounding that situation was the over three dozen police calls the local sheriff had received in just the last year. As I look back now those fears, though real, were slightly exaggerated. I was unaware at the time, that lifes experiences had groomed me for what was to come. It would be the best job I ever hated and the worst job I ever loved. Little was I to know, life in hell is hilarious.

My Twisted Life

My Twisted Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781438977850
Author: Suzie Q Valentine
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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My Twisted Life by Suzie Q Valentine Book Resume:

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 My Twisted Life is about the life of Randolph Douglas Hopkins. His voice takes the reader on a journey through Randys first childhood memory of being brutally beaten for a crime he didnt commit. Then living in unimaginable pain as punishment for that crime. With a strong will to live and simply being too stubborn to die, he endured brutal amputations and bullet wounds using his self taught skills to patch himself back together. Randy never knew his father and cant remember even knowing his name. He grew up roaming the country with his psychotic mother and alcoholic stepdad, never knowing any stability in his life. With little formal education, due to the frequency and extent of his wounds and the gypsy lifestyle of his folks, he used his self driven motivation to educate himself in the skills that he most needed to survive. Aside from the basics of reading and writing, he became skilled in street smarts and survival with things such as petty theft, pool hustling as well as doctoring and mind control. He turned to drugs at a young age and used heavily throughout half of his childhood and all of his teen years. He was constantly faced with life threatening obstacles and always found himself longing for death, but yet struggling to live. Randy was determined to not let the abuse against him result in his death, so he struggled to do what ever it took to stay alive. Along the journey of his life, he made true friends and true love. Step inside Randys memories as he tells his story.

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One)

The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375893776
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One) by James Dashner Book Resume:

The first book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from the highly-anticipated series conclusion, The Fever Code, the book that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built! When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying. Remember. Survive. Run. The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series! Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."— “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”—Newsday “[A] nail-biting must-read.”— “Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly “Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews “Exclamation-worthy.”—Romantic Times “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."-Deseret News

Colonel Carter's Christmas

Colonel Carter's Christmas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3849647358
Author: Francis Hopkinson Smith
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
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Colonel Carter's Christmas by Francis Hopkinson Smith Book Resume:

Anyone who are not acquainted with the celebrated Colonel Carter of Cartersville will make his acquaintance under the most fortunate circumstances in this story, while those who know him of old, and of course love him, will find here, in addition to the renewal of an old and delightful friendship, quite a new revelation of a character that has made a deep and lasting impression. All the old characters are met again: Chad, the Colonel's servant, Aunt Nancy, Fitz, Klutchem, and the Major, together with two new ones. In the old story the Colonel triumphed financially; in this one the issue hangs upon sheer courtesy and nobility of heart.

Satori in Paris and Pic

Satori in Paris and Pic [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780802195692
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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Satori in Paris and Pic by Jack Kerouac Book Resume:

Satori in Paris and Pic, two of Jack Kerouac's last novels, showcase the remarkable range and versatility of his mature talent. Satori in Paris is a rollicking autobiographical account of Kerouac's search for his heritage in France, and lands the author in his familiar milieu of seedy bars and all-night conversations. Pic is Kerouac's final novel and one of his most unusual. Narrated by ten-year-old Pictorial Review Jackson in a North Carolina vernacular, the novel charts the adventures of Pic and his brother Slim as they travel from the rural South to Harlem in the 1940s.

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two)

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0375896112
Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Delacorte Press
File Size: 1300 KB
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The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book Two) by James Dashner Book Resume:

The second book in the blockbuster phenomenon The Maze Runner series now features chapters from The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the MAZE RUNNER SERIES—the novel that finally reveals how the maze was built! Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive. The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018. Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series! Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."—EW “Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed.”—Newsday “[A] nail-biting must-read.”—Seventeen “Breathless, cinematic action.”—Publishers Weekly “Heart pounding to the very last moment.”—Kirkus Reviews “Exclamation-worthy.”—Romantic Times “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book."-Deseret News


Decoded [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588369595
Author: Jay-Z
Publisher: One World
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Decoded by Jay-Z Book Resume:

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. Praise for Decoded “Compelling . . . provocative, evocative . . . Part autobiography, part lavishly illustrated commentary on the author’s own work, Decoded gives the reader a harrowing portrait of the rough worlds Jay-Z navigated in his youth, while at the same time deconstructing his lyrics.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “One of a handful of books that just about any hip hop fan should own.”—The New Yorker “Elegantly designed, incisively written . . . an impressive leap by a man who has never been known for small steps.”—Los Angeles Times “A riveting exploration of Jay-Z’s journey . . . So thoroughly engrossing, it reads like a good piece of cultural journalism.”—The Boston Globe “Shawn Carter’s most honest airing of the experiences he drew on to create the mythic figure of Jay-Z . . . The scenes he recounts along the way are fascinating.”—Entertainment Weekly “Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate and slick.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Girl of His Dreams

The Girl of His Dreams [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0758275293
Author: Amir Abrams
Publisher: Kensington Books
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The Girl of His Dreams by Amir Abrams Book Resume:

The rules are simple: Play or get played. And never, ever, catch feelings. That's the motto 17-year-old heartthrob Antonio Lopez lives by. Since his mother walked out, Antonio's father has taught him everything he needs to know about women: they can't be trusted, and a real man has more than one. So once Antonio gets what he wants from a girl, he moves on. But McPherson High's hot new beauty is turning out to be Antonio's first real challenge. Miesha Wilson has a motto of her own: The thrill of the chase is not getting caught. Game knows game, and Miesha is so not interested. She's dumped her share of playboys and she's determined to stay clear of the likes of Antonio Lopez--until his crazy jealous ex aggravates her. But when she decides to play some games of her own, Miesha and Antonio find themselves wondering if love is real after all. . .. "Hot and poppin' with drama and life lessons. The world of teen lit has never seen anything like this before!" --Ni-Ni Simone, author of No Boyz Allowed, on Crazy Love

The Subterraneans

The Subterraneans [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780802195715
Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
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The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouac Book Resume:

Written over the course of three days and three nights, The Subterraneans was generated out of the same kind of ecstatic flash of inspiration that produced another one of Kerouac's early classics, On The Road. Centering around the tempestuous breakup of Leo Percepied and Mardou Fox—two denizens of the 1950s San Francisco underground—The Subterraneans is a tale of dark alleys and smoky rooms, of artists, visionaries, and adventurers existing outside mainstream America's field of vision.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307373576
Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Book Resume:

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times

Samantha at Saratoga

Samantha at Saratoga [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465562060
Author: Marietta Holley
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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From Staircase to Stage

From Staircase to Stage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982168749
Author: Raekwon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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From Staircase to Stage by Raekwon Book Resume:

Legendary wordsmith Raekwon the Chef opens up about his journey from the staircases of Park Hill in Staten Island to sold-out stadiums around the world with Wu-Tang Clan in this revealing memoir—perfect for fans of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane and Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter. There are rappers who everyone loves and there are rappers who every rapper loves, and Corey Woods, a.k.a. Raekwon the Chef, is one of the few who is both. His versatile flow, natural storytelling, and evocative imagery have inspired legions of fans and a new generation of rappers. Raekwon is one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, and his voice and cadence are synonymous with the sound that has made the group iconic since 1991. Now, for the first time, Raekwon tells his whole story, from struggling through poverty in order to make ends meet to turning a hobby into a legacy. The Wu-Tang tale is dense, complex, and full of drama, and here nothing is off-limits: the group’s origins, secrets behind songs like “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck,” and what it took to be one of the first hip-hop groups to go from the underground to the mainstream. Raekwon also delves deep into the making of his meticulous solo albums—particularly the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx—and talks about how spirituality and fatherhood continue to inspire his unstoppable creative process. A celebration of perseverance and the power of music, From Staircase to Stage is about a master storyteller’s lifelong journey to stay true to himself and his roots.

Mother American Night

Mother American Night [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 152476020X
Author: John Perry Barlow,Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Crown Archetype
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Mother American Night by John Perry Barlow,Robert Greenfield Book Resume:

John Perry Barlow’s wild ride with the Grateful Dead was just part of a Zelig-like life that took him from a childhood as ranching royalty in Wyoming to membership in the Internet Hall of Fame as a digital free speech advocate. Mother American Night is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable (yet completely true) story of an American icon. Born into a powerful Wyoming political family, John Perry Barlow wrote the lyrics for thirty Grateful Dead songs while also running his family’s cattle ranch. He hung out in Andy Warhol’s Factory, went on a date with the Dalai Lama’s sister, and accidentally shot Bob Weir in the face on the eve of his own wedding. As a favor to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barlow mentored a young JFK Jr. and the two then became lifelong friends. Despite being a freely self-confessed acidhead, he served as Dick Cheney’s campaign manager during Cheney’s first run for Congress. And after befriending a legendary early group of computer hackers known as the Legion of Doom, Barlow became a renowned internet guru who then cofounded the groundbreaking Electronic Frontier Foundation. His résumé only hints of the richness of a life lived on the edge. Blessed with an incredible sense of humor and a unique voice, Barlow was a born storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. Through intimate portraits of friends and acquaintances from Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia to Timothy Leary and Steve Jobs, Mother American Night traces the generational passage by which the counterculture became the culture, and it shows why learning to accept love may be the hardest thing we ever ask of ourselves.

Guitar Chord Songbook White Pages

Guitar Chord Songbook White Pages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476818193
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard
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Guitar Chord Songbook White Pages by Hal Leonard Corp. Book Resume:

(Guitar Chord Songbook). This fantastic collection features lyrics, chord symbols, and guitar chord diagrams for 400 hits across decades and genres, such as: All Along the Watchtower * Back to December * Band on the Run * Bennie and the Jets * Brick House * California Girls * Couldn't Stand the Weather * Daydream * Evil Woman * Footloose * The Gambler * Good Lovin' * Hey Jude * Hollywood Nights * I Love Rock 'N Roll * Jump * King of the Road * Livin' on a Prayer * Man in the Mirror * Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da * The Rainbow Connection * Smoke on the Water * That'll Be the Day * Walkin' After Midnight * Wild Thing * Your Mama Don't Dance * and many more.

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde

My Life with Bonnie and Clyde [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0806186771
Author: Blanche Caldwell Barrow
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
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My Life with Bonnie and Clyde by Blanche Caldwell Barrow Book Resume:

Bonnie and Clyde were responsible for multiple murders and countless robberies. But they did not act alone. In 1933, during their infamous run from the law, Bonnie and Clyde were joined by Clyde’s brother Buck Barrow and his wife Blanche. Of these four accomplices, only one—Blanche Caldwell Barrow—lived beyond early adulthood and only Blanche left behind a written account of their escapades. Edited by outlaw expert John Neal Phillips, Blanche’s previously unknown memoir is here available for the first time. Blanche wrote her memoir between 1933 and 1939, while serving time at the Missouri State Penitentiary. Following her death, Blanche’s good friend and the executor of her will, Esther L. Weiser, found the memoir wrapped in a large unused Christmas card. Later she entrusted it to Phillips, who had interviewed Blanche several times before her death. Drawing from these interviews, and from extensive research into Depression-era outlaw history, Phillips supplements the memoir with helpful notes and with biographical information about Blanche and her accomplices.

The Man Who Folded Himself

The Man Who Folded Himself [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1935618725
Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
File Size: 1966 KB
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The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold Book Resume:

This classic work of science fiction is widely considered to be the ultimate time-travel novel. When Daniel Eakins inherits a time machine, he soon realizes that he has enormous power to shape the course of history. He can foil terrorists, prevent assassinations, or just make some fast money at the racetrack. And if he doesn't like the results of the change, he can simply go back in time and talk himself out of making it! But Dan soon finds that there are limits to his powers and forces beyond his control.

An Insider’s History of the Swingin’ Medallions

An Insider’s History of the Swingin’ Medallions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984536990
Author: Carroll Bledsoe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
File Size: 1097 KB
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An Insider’s History of the Swingin’ Medallions by Carroll Bledsoe Book Resume:

This book is a personal history of one of the most famous beach-music bands of the southeast. They were also a national hit with their song “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love” in 1966. They released an album and several other single recordings. They are still performing today, over fifty years later. The book includes numerous photographs and stories of the band and how they have evolved over the years. These memories include those of members of the band as well as a collection of memories of fans they have touched along the way. It covers the thirty-four state tour in 1966 from Maine to California. It highlights some of the encounters with some of the biggest names in show business. It is an inside view down memory lane for the group and hopefully for the readers. They are still one of the most popular bands in the southeast.