On the Night Bus

Author: Nick Turpin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910566169

Category:

Page: 104

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Painterly portraits of commuters on buses shot through steamed windows during the winter months. "

Tales from the Florida State Seminoles Sideline

A Collection of the Greatest Seminoles Stories Ever Told

Author: Bobby Bowden,Steve Ellis

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613213727

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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For thirty-three years, Bobby Bowden was the heart and soul of Florida State football. Now Seminoles fans of every generation will get to relive the glory and passion of Florida’s winningest coach in this edition of Tales from the Florida Seminoles Sideline. In this gripping narrative, Bobby Bowden and Steve Ellis bring readers right up to the sideline to experience pivotal moments in Florida’s football history. From Bowden’s first winning season to the national championship victories in 1993 and 1999, into the new millennium and beyond, Tales from the Florida Seminoles Sideline has it all. Bowden relives the pride and competition he felt as he faced his son in the famous Bowden Bowls, and shares his innermost thoughts as he revolutionized collegiate sports. Without a doubt, this is a must-have for any Seminoles fan.

The Job

True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

Author: Steve Osborne

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101872144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Steve Osborne has seen a thing or two in his twenty years in the New York Police Department (NYPD) -- some harmless things, some definitely not. In "Stakeout," Steve and his partner mistake a Manhattan dentist for an armed robbery suspect and reduce the man down to a puddle of snot and tears when questioning him. In "Mug Shot," the mother of a suspected criminal makes a strange request and provides a sobering reminder of the humanity at stake in his profession. And in "Home," the image of his family provides the adrenaline he needs to fight for his life when assaulted by two armed and violent crackheads. From his days as a rookie cop to the time spent patrolling in the Anti-Crime Unit -- and his visceral, harrowing recollections of working during 9/11 -- Steve Osborne's stories capture both the absurdity of police work and the bravery of those who do it. His stories will speak to those nostalgic for the New York City of the 1980s and '90s, a bygone era of when the city was a crazier, more dangerous (and possibly more interesting) place.

Tales from the Expat Harem

Foreign Women in Modern Turkey

Author: Anastasia M. Ashman,Jennifer Eaton Gökmen

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580053300

Category: Travel

Page: 300

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As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey, Tales from the Expat Harem reveals its most personal nuances. This illuminating anthology provides a window into the country from the perspective of thirty-two expatriates from seven different nations—artists, entrepreneurs, Peace Corps volunteers, archaeologists, missionaries, and others—who established lives in Turkey for work, love, or adventure. Through narrative essays covering the last four decades, these diverse women unveil the mystique of the “Orient,” describe religious conflict, embrace cultural discovery, and maneuver familial traditions, customs, and responsibilities. Poignant, humorous, and transcendent, the essays take readers to weddings and workplaces, down cobbled Byzantine streets, into boisterous bazaars along the Silk Road, and deep into the feminine stronghold of steamy Ottoman bathhouses. The outcome is a stunning collection of voices from women suspended between two homes as they redefine their identities and reshape their worldviews.

Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout

A Collection of the Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told

Author: Rich Westcott

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210361

Category: History

Page: 195

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Recapture all the magic of Philadelphia Phillies baseball! With 128 years of competition, they have some amazing tales to share. Westcott presents the triumphs, tragedies, and even a little trivia about the team.

Roars from the Back of the Bus

Rugby Tales of Life with the Lions

Author: Stewart McKinney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571488

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Roars from the Back of the Bus is an absorbing, amusing and at times moving collection of tales that give a rare insight into the camaraderie that exists between players at the top of their game, showing that relationships forged through experiences on a Lions tour last a lifetime. From the first Tour in 1888, it showcases characters with immense personality who fought together in wars or on rugby pitches in foreign lands, and who shared a bond developed through touring as representatives of the home nations. Despite the changes to the game after the advent of professionalism, the experiences of Jamie Heaslip, Brian O’Driscoll and Joe Worsley are still similar in some ways to those of earlier intrepid tourists like Blair Mayne, Lewis Jones, Sir Carl Aarvold or David Rollo. Containing defining memories and private insights from across the tours and the decades, Roars from the Back of the Bus shows that the Lions ethos remains strong at the heart of every team.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Author: E.L. Konigsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442431263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic From the Mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere -- to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and, preferably, elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother Jamie has money and thus can help her with a serious cash-flow problem, she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and Jamie find themselves caught up in the mystery of an angel statue that the museum purchased at auction for a bargain price of $225. The statue is possibly an early work of the Renaissance master, Michelangelo, and therefore worth millions. Is it? Or isn't it? Claudia is determined to find out. Her quest leads her to Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the remarkable old woman who sold the statue, and to some equally remarkable discoveries about herself.

Tales from the Wisconsin Badgers Sideline

A Collection of the Greatest Badgers Stories Ever Told

Author: Justin Doherty,Brian Lucas

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613213646

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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This newly revised edition of Tales from the Wisconsin Badgers Sideline weaves together a series of anecdotes, personal recollections, and research to bring readers a taste of the stories that make Badgers football so interesting. There are the Heisman Trophies hard-earned by running backs Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne, the tumult of a 23-game winless streak broken with a victory over archrival Iowa in 1969, the bizarre tale of “Kangaroo Kicker” Pat O’Dea, and so much more. Without a doubt, Tales from the Wisconsin Badgers Sideline is a must-have for any Wisconsin fan!

Tales from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout

A Collection of the Greatest Dodgers Stories Ever Told

Author: Rick Monday

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1613214324

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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It took something truly remarkable to save the 1981 Major League Baseball season from being remembered only as the year of the players’ strike. It took the Los Angeles Dodgers: Fernandomania and Lasorda and Garv and Bake and the Penguin. It took three amazing October comebacks to beat the Houston Astros, the Montreal Expos, and, finally, the New York Yankees, avenging Dodger World Series losses to the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. Rick Monday was right in the middle of that magical 1981 Dodger season. His recollections and conversations with teammates provide a behind-the-scenes view of one of the most amazing teams and seasons in baseball history in the newly revised version of Tales from the Dodgers Dugout.

Amazing Tales from the Chicago Bears Sideline

A Collection of the Greatest Bears Stories Ever Told

Author: Steve McMichael,John Mullin,Phil Arvia

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210264

Category: History

Page: 354

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Walk the field with Butkus, Ditka, and Payton and share in the great Chicago victories!

Tales From the Back Green

Author: Bill Paterson

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1848945779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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When these captivating Tales from the Back Green were broadcast on BBC Radio they were described by The Herald as 'a vividly engaging portrait of a vanished city' and The Scotsman as 'an engaging series fondly and wittily rendered'. Now published for the first time, actor Bill Paterson's stories brilliantly evoke his 1950s Glasgow boyhood. This is a world of intriguing characters and extraordinary events set against the background of the changes and challenges of the post-war era ? the nuclear threat, the fading dominance of the kirk, Rock and Roll, the disappearance of the beloved trams, and why penny whoppers were not worth tuppence. As a young surveyor, Paterson was witness to the dramatic transformation of the city, as austere tenements were swept away to make way for new roads and high-rise blocks. Tales From the Back Green is a brilliant realisation of childhood and youth; of memories Paterson describes as 'suspended in amber like Jurassic Park's mosquito, with its DNA still intact.' He wonders whether our memories change from grey to gold as the years pass - do we naturally recall our childhood as a time of optimism and hope?

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

People of London

Author: Peter Zelewski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910566152

Category:

Page: 160

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Striking portraits of 100 Londoners accompanied by intimate quotes. "

Tales from the Bus Leagues

100 Wild Stories about Life on the Road and Behind the Scenes, Through the Eyes of a Career Minor Leaguer

Author: Jamie McKinven

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490333007

Category:

Page: 324

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A collection of short stories from a former minor leaguer about life running the roads and playing for peanuts, with the small glimmer of hope of someday suiting up in the NHL. From shaking hands with Gary Player on the first tee at the Masters, to off-seasons living in his grandmother's basement, Jamie McKinven - author of So You Want Your Kid to Play Pro Hockey - talks freely about life as a struggling pro. Learn about how to kill deadly spiders in Louisiana with a 7-iron, the day he was a jerk to Novak Djokovic and why goalies really are the weirdest bunch of dudes on the planet. The not-so glamorous lifestyle of a minor league hockey player is unveiled in this light-hearted expose."

Lost in the City

Author: Nicholas Sack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910566039

Category:

Page: 96

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Nicholas Sack's black-and-white photographs of office workers capture solitary individuals and set them against the imposing architecture of modern London. The work is beautiful but also unnerving and reminds us of the alienation that can be felt in the heart of a city as well as obliquely commenting on the moral uncertainty of some of the office workers in the City. The book is accompanied by an introductory essay by Ian Sinclair.

Tales from My Motherland

Author: Moses Vincent Okai-Gyau

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465311351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

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After so many years of waiting, will the prophesy of a popular faith healer and an elder of a charismatic church, Papa Kwamena for Akosua Mansa and Agya Mensa from the village of Akim- Manso in Ghana be fulfi lled? Tales from my motherland will take the reader to the people of Ghanato their traditional settings, their cultural heritage and beliefs, to the unifying force and the communal spirit of the people in Akim-Manso. The story describes how Akosua Mansa moved to Agya Mensa`s home after their wedding ceremony and their success in farming and commercial activities as cocoa farmers and as local food restaurant operators. It fi nally concludes with how their marriage was blessed with a baby boy who grew up to become a great scholar, after many years of waiting. The story tries to expose the totality of the culture and tradition as well as everyday beliefs of the people in that village of Akim-Manso in Ghana touching on their traditional farming activities,weddings, festivals, the practices of a fetish priestess and a medicine-man, funeral celebrations etc.

Pachamama Tales: Folklore from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay

Author: Paula Martin,Margaret Read MacDonald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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A bilingual collection of enchanting folk tales from the peoples of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, and Paraguay, accompanied by historical and geographical background as well as color photographs. • Provides ready-to-tell stories from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, and Uruguay that both entertain and promote multicultural awareness • An ideal resource for storytellers, folklorists, parents, librarians, Spanish instructors, and other educators who conduct storytime programs • Includes color inserts that help bring the rich folklore and culture of these South American nations to life • Stories are presented in both English and Spanish

The Homegoing of Howard Lee Johnson

Tales from Dave's Bar

Author: Fred Roberts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147716295X

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

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This is the story of a young black man, Howard Lee Johnson, who was born to unwed parents in Selma, Alabama during the turbulent racial upheaval of the mid-sixties. His father, a young civil rights worker sent to Alabama to instruct blacks in voter registration, impregnated Howard Lees teenage mother and vanished before he was born. His mother, aunt and grandmother raised him in a God-fearing manner with all the love they could muster, but it wasnt enough. He agonized over why his father abandoned him, and the older he got, the angrier he became. When his mother makes a deathbed revelation of his fathers identity and whereabouts, the twenty-year-old Howard Lee flees Selma, Alabama and journeys to Atlanta. He finds the now-defrocked pastor sitting in the Fulton County Jail. After a heart to heart talk, he forgives his father but doesnt want a relationship with him. With no other plans, Howard Lee decides to remain in the City Too Busy to Hate. He soon falls in love and marries a Christian girl named Charlotte. During the next ten years they have two wonderful kids, and he lives the life of Rileyuntil he begins an affair with Naomi, a bartender and former prostitute, and Charlotte kicks him out. For the first time in his life, Howard Lee must face his future, and himself, alone. The Homegoing of Howard Lee Johnson is the third book in the series, Tales From Daves Bar.

The California Tales

A Novel

Author: Mathew Kinsella

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101114

Category: Poetry

Page: 499

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Exhibit-A To dream the im-poss-ible dream to fight the un-beat-able foe to run where the brave (or wise) dare not go -From the Broadway production of The Man of La Mancha, music by Darien and Leigh, 1965 Gracing the awesome coastline of California like a set of stained glass and adobe rosary beads, the 18th-century chain of twenty-one old Spanish missions offer the modern tourist a window into the history of the golden state at once colorful, quaint, often romanticized and just possibly not as benign as the tourist literature would lead us to believe. Investigating just that possibility, three amateur researchers have uncovered an historic mission artifact that, proven authentic, could shaken the golden state to its foundations. Nor would the repercussions end there, cautioned research director Brother Kolbe. Not by a long shot. At the state capitol in Sacramento, the governors Mission Affairs Department, and entrenched bereaucrazy representing the vested interest of the church, civic groups, university and private concerns, is naturally interested in the discovery. With real estate totaling in the multi-billion dollar range, including treasure troves of priceless relics and artwork, the Mission Affairs Department is somewhat hesitant at relinquishing control of their flock of iconic golden geese. Exposing the scandalous mission hullabaloo to the light of day may very well, researcher Samara Del Rio smiled with a perfectly beatific malfeasance, induce a state of anarchy. This my quest, to follow that star no matter how hopeless, no matter how far Along with Sam, ostensibly the team sociologist; Franciscan Brother and linguist Kolbe McCeanna and computer technician Felicia Bonaventura have tracked the legendary article to the derelict ruins of a minor auxiliary mission, Mision Estancia San Micmac, abandoned deep in the cathedral redwoods of Californias rugged pacific coast foothills. Exhibit-A.: as Sacramento knows, the notorious artifact is a legendary mission document lost since the colonial era, and thought to be a Spanish translation of aboriginal petroglyphs, entitled Las Cuentitas Primaveritas de Isla Califia. Past as prologue, a highly divisive work of folkloric Outside Art, colonial-era historians date the slim manuscript to the year 1561. Spakespearean scholars, however, citing key internal references to The Bards colonial-era play The Tempest, insist that the text is no older that the year 1611. Anti-Stratfordians, of course, call the Spakespearean theory leaky as an unstaunched wench. Adding to the debate, pre-Columbian archivists at Villa Poggio Gherado in Canterbury, England claim tevidence supporting a composition date of 1348. Equally divided, modern pundits dismiss Las Cuentitas as nothing more than psychosocial gibberish and third-rate poetic doggerel anyway, or else venerate the document as instrumental to a radical psychosocial transformation. Either way, if birds of a feather flock together than the infamous manuscript resembles a traditional book to the extent a penguin resembles an ostrich. [Embedded in translation throughout the plot of The California Tales], Las Cuentitas represents an extraordinary multimedia-literary genre suppressed censored and banned since the 1960s as irredeemably subversive to the status quo. During its brief hayday in the sun, the tempestuous genre was known as Prosperos Salient Heliotropic Articulation Grids: pSHAGs. And, particularly threatening to the dominate paradigm, pSHAG poetry, (or poemetry), was known, rather tongue-in-cheek, as Teleothanantological Neuropeptidal Algorithms: T.N.A.s. Moreover, reputedly encrypted within a Prospero SHAG TNA are the sole surviving fragments of the theoretical Archetypical Tale: the mother of all manuscripts, the lore at the core. Archetypical Tale theorists insist that this so-called consummate communiqu is simultaneously primordial and pansophic, pro