Queen of the Country

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Author: Dgk Goldberg

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809573083

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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This isn't your daddy's collection of dark fiction. In fact, it's your mama's. From the suicide bombers of Palestine to the whooping fans of NASCAR, Kelly Goldberg was the queen of the country where pink drinks were sacraments and everyone slept till noon. Read along with her tour, and find out the secrets behind the melungeon moon, the fate of Princess Di, and what it feels like to wake up next to a corpse. With special essays by her friends Scott Nicholson (The Red Church, The Home) and Karen E. Taylor (The Vampire Vivienne, Blood Red Dawn) Queen of the Country will take you on a journey you'll never forget.

Hunting the President

Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

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Author: Mel Ayton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162157234X

Category: History

Page: 304

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In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history. But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton sets the record straight in his new book Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts—From FDR to Obama, telling the sensational story of largely forgotten—or never-before revealed—malicious attempts to slay America’s leaders. Supported by court records, newspaper archives, government reports, FBI files, and transcripts of interviews from presidential libraries, Hunting the President reveals: How an armed, would-be assassin stalked President Roosevelt and spent ten days waiting across the street from the White House for his chance to shoot him How the Secret Service foiled a plot by a Cuban immigrant who told coworkers he was going to shoot LBJ from a window overlooking the president’s motorcade route How a deranged man broke into Reagan’s California home and attempted to strangle the former president before he was subdued by Secret Service agents. In early 1992 a mentally deranged man stalking Bush turned up at the wrong presidential venue for his planned assassination attempt The relationships presidents held with their protectors and the effect it had on the Secret Service’s mission Hunting the President opens the vault of stories about how many of our recent Presidents have come within a hair’s breadth of assassination, leaving America’s fate in the balance. Most of these stories have remained buried—until now.

The Benevolent American in the Heart of Darkness

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Author: Albert Russo

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465321365

Category: Fiction

Page: 547

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"The Benevolent American in the Heart of Darkness" is a trilogy of Albert Russos award-winning African novels set in the former Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Urundi. In The Black Ancestor, the reader will find, as in the two other novels, Eclipse over Lake Tanganyika and Mixed Blood or your son Lopold, many poignant and delightful passages, especially in the journeys across the magnificent Kivu province, which today, along with bordering Rwanda and Burundi, has been scarred by fratricidal wars. That Leodine, in the opening novel, happens to be an adolescent, as was Leopold in Mixed Blood, isnt fortuitous, for it is at that vulnerable period of ones life that ones personality takes form. In Albert Russos Africa you will find humankinds infinite diversity and, amid such richness, a quest for the deep self. Eric Tessier. Albert Russo has recreated through a young African boys joys and struggles many of the tensions of modern life, straight and gay, black and white, third world and first ... all of these tensions underlie this story of a biracial child adopted by a benevolent American. Mixed Blood or Your son Leopold is a non-stop, gripping read!" Edmund White.

Race War!

White Supremacy and the Japanese Attack on the British Empire

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Author: Gerald Horne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814744559

Category: History

Page: 409

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Japan’s lightning march across Asia during World War II was swift and brutal. Nation after nation fell to Japanese soldiers. How were the Japanese able to justify their occupation of so many Asian nations? And how did they find supporters in countries they subdued and exploited? Race War! delves into submerged and forgotten history to reveal how European racism and colonialism were deftly exploited by the Japanese to create allies among formerly colonized people of color. Through interviews and original archival research on five continents, Gerald Horne shows how race played a key—and hitherto ignored—;role in each phase of the war. During the conflict, the Japanese turned white racism on its head portraying the war as a defense against white domination in the Pacific. We learn about the reverse racial hierarchy practiced by the Japanese internment camps, in which whites were placed at the bottom of the totem pole, under the supervision of Chinese, Korean, and Indian guards—an embarrassing example of racial payback that was downplayed by the defeated Japanese and the humiliated Europeans and Euro-Americans. Focusing on the microcosmic example of Hong Kong but ranging from colonial India to New Zealand and the shores of the U.S., Gerald Horne radically retells the story of the war. From racist U.S. propaganda to Black Nationalist open support of Imperial Japan, information about the effect of race on U.S. and British policy is revealed for the first time. This revisionist account of the war draws connections between General Tojo, Malaysian freedom fighters, and Elijah Muhammed of the Nation of Islam and shows how white racism encouraged and enabled Japanese imperialism. In sum, Horne demonstrates that the retreat of white supremacy was not only driven by the impact of the Cold War and the energized militancy of Africans and African-Americans but by the impact of the Pacific War as well, as a chastened U.S. and U.K. moved vigorously after this conflict to remove the conditions that made Japan's success possible.

Short Stories from My Heart

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Author: Larry Wade Livingston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469175185

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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Larry Wade Livingston was born in Cincinnati, Ohio early in the month of November. He grew up traveling state to state only living in cities sometime for only a few short weeks. His dad was an over the road truck driver which allowed him to attend countless schools throughout his entire childhood. Always being the new kid in school he really had no friends. He found that by writing stories it occupied his mind and he could create his own little world. It was a world that he could control and where he was accepted. I hope you enjoy the stories that Mister Livingston still amuses himself with now as an adult. He writes humorous tales to deep complicated ones and covers many subject matters. If you enjoy his tales told in his down home style; you can find other books by Larry Wade Livingston at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The Poetic Storyteller, A book of poems representing the many poetic forms. Three Agendas, A book of three Sci-Fi stories filled with suspense and intrigue.

The Mystical Swagman

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Author: Gary Blinco

Publisher: Multi-Media Publications Inc.

ISBN: 1591461472

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

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It is the 1860s and colonial Australia is no longer just a dumping ground for the pitiful throw-offs of harsh English justice. The colony is rapidly taking on a new identity as a land where opportunities abound for those who are up to the challenge. Many prosper, while others prefer to tramp the endless bush and enjoy what the land has to offer, and still other turn to a life of crime. Into this wild land of rare beauty and constant change comes a quiet young orphan boy named Brennan. He knows nothing of his origins and his only family is an old lady who nurtures him into his teenage years. When she can no longer care for him, he packs a modest swag and a little money and heads into the bush. On the track, he meets up with two old swagmen who quickly become his new family. Tramping the bush tracks, they find many adventures. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful bush, they experience bushfires, floods, droughts, harsh winters, blistering summers, and the kindness and sometimes cruelty of the inhabitants. As he grows, Brennan begins to develop strange mystical powers that come to him in moments of great fear or passion. He is excited and scared at the same time, and he longs to understand his origins and find the source of these mystical powers in the hope that he can learn to master them. This story provides an insight into early Australian colonial history, the land, and its people, as seen through the eyes of a mystical young swagman.

Huckleberry Delights Cookbook

A Collection of Huckleberry Recipes

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Author: Karen Jean Matsko Hood

Publisher: Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.

ISBN: 1596491027

Category: Cooking

Page: 322

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For those of us living in the heart of Washington, we enjoy a deeper appreciation of the huckleberry. The Inland Northwest yields the greatest bounty of huckleberries in the country, from which author Karen Jean Matsko Hood writes and gathers her recipes for Huckleberry Delights Cookbook. Hood has brought together carefully selected huckleberry recipes with easy-to-follow directions for beginner and accomplished cooks alike. These recipes are compiled with readily available ingredients as well as lots of poetry, history, and folklore for the reader to thoroughly enjoy time and time again. This would be a wonderful addition to any cook’s cookbook collection. Share the health benefits of this delicious berry!

Being A Boy

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Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 1421805146

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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One of the best things in the world to be is a boy; it requires no experience, though it needs some practice to be a good one. The disadvantage of the position is that it does not last long enough; it is soon over; just as you get used to being a boy, you have to be something else, with a good deal more work to do and not half so much fun. And yet every boy is anxious to be a man, and is very uneasy with the restrictions that are put upon him as a boy. Good fun as it is to yoke up the calves and play work, there is not a boy on a farm but would rather drive a yoke of oxen at real work. What a glorious feeling it is, indeed, when a boy is for the first time given the long whip and permitted to drive the oxen, walking by their side, swinging the long lash, and shouting "Gee, Buck!" "Haw, Golden!" "Whoa, Bright!" and all the rest of that remarkable language, until he is red in the face, and all the neighbors for half a mile are aware that something unusual is going on. If I were a boy, I am not sure but I would rather drive the oxen than have a birthday. The proudest day of my life was one day when I rode on the neap of the cart, and drove the oxen, all alone, with a load of apples to the cider-mill.

Uses of Plants by the Hidatsa of the Northern Plains

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Author: Gilbert Livingston Wilson,Michael Scullin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803267754

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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In 1916 anthropologist Gilbert L. Wilson worked closely with Buffalobird-woman, a highly respected Hidatsaaborn in 1839 on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, for a study of the HidatsasOCO uses of local plants. What resulted was a treasure trove of ethnobotanical information that was buried for more than seventy-five years in WilsonOCOs archives, now held jointly by the Minnesota Historical Society and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Wilson recorded Buffalobird-womanOCOs insightful and vivid descriptions of how the nineteenth-century Hidatsa people had gathered, prepared, and used the plants and wood in their local environment for food, medicine, smoking, fiber, fuel, dye, toys, rituals, and construction. From courtship rituals that took place while gathering Juneberries, to descriptions of how the women kept young boys from stealing wild plums as they prepared them for use, to recipes for preparing and cooking local plants, "Uses of Plants by the Hidatsas of the Northern Plains" provides valuable details of Hidatsa daily life during the nineteenth century, a "

Mysticism

A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

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Author: Evelyn Underhill

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486123707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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DIVClassic introduction to mysticism and mystical consciousness: awakening of the self, purification, voices and visions, ecstasy and rapture, dark night of the soul, much more. /div

Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures ...

The Manners, Customs, Rites ... Eastern Nations; Embodying All that is Valuable in the Works of Harmer, Burder, Paxton, and Roberts ...

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Author: George S. Bush

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 656

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The Literary Panorama, and National Register

A Review of Books, Register of Events, Magazine of Varieties: Comprising Interesting Intelligence from the Various Districts of the United Kingdom; the British Connexions in America, Africa, the East Indies, the West Indies, Western Asia &c. and from All Parts of the World ...

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Case for Impeachment

The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office

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Author: Dave Lindorff,Barbara Olshansky

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429906588

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The war in Iraq . . . No bid contracts awarded to Halliburton . . . Hurricane Katrina . . . The CIA leak investigation . . . The story gets worse and worse. The evidence is glaring. George W. Bush's record as a president is abysmal. And it's time to impeach him. The Case for Impeachment lays out the reasons why in a straightforward, letter-of-the-law manner. Mixing the cold, hard facts with the lies and deceptions of this administration, The Case for Impeachment is a serious consideration of Bush's high crimes and misdemeanors while in office. This important and timely book will serve as a rallying cry for all those fed up with George W. Bush's abuses of power. It's time for the American people and Congress to act. With so much at stake, we have a president whose administration stands out in its criminality and disdain for the rule of law. The Case for Impeachment explains the legal history and grounds for impeaching George W. Bush and brings forth more than a half dozen articles of impeachment the likes of: *Lying and inducing Congress and the American people into an unjust war. *Allowing his friends and business cronies to profiteer off the war in Iraq. *Authorizing torture and rendition of prisoners of war and suspected terrorists--a complete violation of the Geneva Conventions, a treaty the U.S. has signed and is therefore part of our law. *Stripping American citizens of their Constitutional rights--holding people with no charge, wiretapping them illegally, offering them no trial, and never allowing them to face their accusers. *Failing in almost every way possible to defend the homeland and our borders. Hard hitting and persuasive in its argument, The Case for Impeachment will be one of the most talked-about political books for the pathetic remainder of the Bush Presidency.

The Invasion of Compulsory Sex-Morality

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Author: Wilhelm Reich

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466846933

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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This study of the invasion of compulsory sexual morality into human society was written in 1931 and now appears for the first time in the English language. It preceded "The Mass Psyhchology of Fascism" and "The Sexual Revolution" and was Reich's first step in approaching the answer to the problem of human mass neuroses. Growing out of his involvement with the crucial question of the origin of sexual suppression, this attempt to explain historically the problem of sexual disturbances and neuroses draws upon the ethnological works of Morgan, Engels and, in particular, Malinowski, whose remarkable studies of the sexual life and customs of the primitive people of the Trobriand Islands confirmed Reich's clinical discoveries.

British Women Writers and the Short Story, 1850-1930

Reclaiming Social Space

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Author: K. Krueger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137359242

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This book addresses a critically neglected genre used by women writers from Gaskell to Woolf to complicate Victorian and modernist notions of gender and social space. Their innovative short stories ask Britons to reconsider where women could live, how they could be identified, and whether they could be contained.

Tozer on Worship and Entertainment

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Author: A. W. Tozer

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1600662838

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done for us in the past and all that He is diong now leads to this one end." — A. W. Tozer Tozer had strong convictions about the subject of worship, as well as its corruption by what he called "the great god Entertainment." The excerpts in this book were carefully selected to give you a clear picture of his thoughts on both topics: Worship: Unacceptable Worship, Spiritual Concentration, The Presence of God, the Power of God, Personal Communion, Adoration, Hymns Entertainment: Evangelical Heresy, Propoganda, An Outward Shift, Modern Evangelism, Religious Activity, Worldliness Also included are Tozer's sermon "The Act and Object of Worship" in its entiretiy and his controversial essay "The Menace of the Religious Movie," written in the mid-1950s. You might not agree with all that Tozer says, but, as always, he draws a line in the sand and causes us to think critically about what is and isn't worship, and if what we are doing is truly worship.