Where Were You, Robert?


Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Time travel

Page: 252

View: 8545

A German teenager begins to lose his identity and any hope of returning to the present when his time-traveling journeys take him further and further into the past.

Where Were You?

America Remembers the JFK Assassination


Author: Gus Russo,Harry Moses

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493001906

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5050

DIVNovember 22, 1963. A policeman’s wife was fetching their sick child from school. A young shoe store manager had no idea what lay in wait for him that day. A future president was tending to his farm. A future vice president was standing on the steps of his college library. A Georgetown student was looking forward to playing the piano for the president when he returned to Washington, DC, that evening. A future movie star was attending his second-grade art class. Then the news rang out across airwaves, through telephone lines, and by word of mouth, plunging the country into shock and sorrow. It’s hard to imagine how the last fifty years would have unfolded if President John F. Kennedy had lived. Would Vietnam have dragged on until 1974? Would Nixon have come into power? It’s difficult to say—but, combining evocative archival images with the unique, first-person stories of those who lived through it, Where Were You? says what the history books can’t and offers a fresh look at what was, what is, and what might have been since that fateful day. In the two-hour NBC documentary event that this volume accompanies, special correspondent Tom Brokaw interviewed people close to the tragedy as well as former heads of state, politicians, authors, journalists, performers, musicians, and more. He asked them five simple questions, starting with: Where were you? Together, their words paint a rich and moving picture of a hopeful nation torn asunder by grief. It will remind those who lived it of a pivotal moment in American history, and it bears witness for all who follow. /div

Richard Bean: Plays Two

Toast; Smack Family Robinson; Mr. England; Honeymoon Suite


Author: Richard Bean

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 184943669X

Category: Drama

Page: 258

View: 1402

Four plays by Richard Bean with an introduction by Chris Campbell. Includes: Toast, Mr England, Smack Family Robinson and Honeymoon Suite.

You May Go Now


Author: Bekah Brunstetter

Publisher: Original Works Publishing

ISBN: 193496218X

Category: Families

Page: 68

View: 7375

"Dottie has trained young Betty to be the perfect 1950s housewife ... And tonight, Betty's 18th birthday, it is time for Betty to go out into the world. Only Dottie has failed to mention that it is now the 21st century... an adult fairy tale about a 'mother' and 'daughter' whose love is as real as it is destructive" -- Page 4 of cover.

Witness the Dead


Author: Craig Robertson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857204211

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 8852

'Doing for Glasgow, what Rankin did for Edinburgh' Mirror Scottish Police are called to a murder scene in Glasgow's Northern Necropolis. The body of a young woman lies stretched out over a tomb in what looks like a ritualistic murder. Her body bears a three letter message from her killer, daubed in lurid red lipstick. In the 1970s, Danny Neilson was the detective working on the infamous Red Silk murders. Still haunted by the memory of the unsolved investigation, he spots a link between the new murders and those carried out by Red Silk - details that no copycat killer could have known about. But Archibald Atto, the man suspected of the killings all those years ago, is rotting in jail, so Danny has to face up to his fear that they never caught their man. Neilson goes with police photographer Tony Winter, to visit Archibald Atto in prison. But Atto will not speak to them unless it is on his terms. As clues begin to surface, they learn that they are dealing with a killer whose agenda is so terrifying and history so twisted that it will take the combined efforts of police forces past and present to make an arrest. Delivering brilliant crime fiction for fans of Stuart MacBride and Ian Rankin, Craig Robertson is the author of the acclaimed Random, Snapshot, Cold Grave, Witness the Dead, The Last Refuge and In Place of Death.

Cousins' Rivalry


Author: Ted Brooks

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595180167

Category: Fiction

Page: 93

View: 4625

Greg Sutton and Robert Hawkins are two cousins who quarrel over the ownership of the Portmouth Falls Country Store, which Greg inherited from their grandfather. In addition, Robert's mother finds out she is cut out of their grandparents' wills, after she marries out of the faith. The novel is set in a fictional town in Connecticut, accessible only by crossing the covered bridge.

The Cry of the Owl


Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802195539

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 593

In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered, obsession is turned on its head, and he finds himself unable to shake the young woman, nor entirely sure whether he should. From Patricia Highsmith, once called "the balladeer of stalking" by The New Yorker, The Cry of the Owl is a modern classic ready to be reborn.

Life's Garden of Weekly Wisdom


Author: Sandra Lindsey Smith

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 0917849361

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 9699

Life's Garden of Weekly Wisdom is a charming and delightful word garden filled with tasty bites for one's soul. This garden promises to give the reader years of spiritual nourishment. Each chapter explores a practical application of principle. Sandy writes with clarity, love and self-awareness. A great book for both a spiritual seeker unfamiliar with Science of Mind principles and the spiritually mature. "My purpose in writing this book is to speak to those people who feel they are spiritual but don’t fit into a typical church philosophy. Everyone has a sense of spirituality; some just haven’t met it yet. If you are looking for a new way to view life, I invite you to check out Centers for Spiritual Living at CSL.org. I also encourage speakers, ministers, teachers, and others to share these ideas in your own way to inspire other people. To this end, I invite you to explore one lesson each week, by yourself or in a group. I hope you enjoy reading these thoughts on spirituality as much as I enjoyed writing them."

The Way of Escape


Author: Warren New

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594677697

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 1190

"Based on a true story, Robert and Susan Harper's young son with special needs is assaulted by a teacher, fueling a zealous desire in Robert to protect his child. His decision to prosecute the teacher, however, explodes in public controversy, jeopardizing Robert's career as district attorney and the family's standing in the community" - back cover.

Making The News


Author: Maurice Clayborne

Publisher: MC

ISBN: 0615718116

Category: Fiction

Page: 101

View: 4085

Rich and prominent businessman Robert Brooks has to do something "wild and crazy" before he dies; the sixty-five year old settles on stealing a $100 million armored truck.

War Dog

The no-man's-land puppy who took to the skies


Author: Damien Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405528079

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4476

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German Shepherd after being shot down during a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, he hid the dog inside his flying jacket as he made his escape. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they fled France and flew together with Bomber Command; the puppy - which Robert named Ant - becoming the Squadron mascot along the way. Wounded repeatedly in action, shot, facing crash-landings and parachute bailouts, Ant was eventually grounded due to injury. Even then he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'. Thrilling and deeply moving, their story will touch the heart of anyone who understands the bond that exists between one man and his dog.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature


Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

View: 8895

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Night of the Frogs & Sautee and Nacoochee


Author: Robert Manns

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469781247

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 4184

Night of the Frogs With the realistic dross of our time, here comes a verse play on the Salem Witch Hunts of 1692 that brings pleasure to the ear, action to the eye and the introduction of a character, as yet untreated, who becomes a heroan American businessman. Sautee and Nacoochee Adapted to modern time, Sautee and Nacoochee is a love story derived from a Georgia Indian legend. Through one-liners and giggles, Sautee and Nacoochee brings humor and pathos to a theatrical crossroads that results in a shattering climax. "You found a trenchant, driving rhythm for the verse, something that is all your own. It wasn't imposed on the characters: it spoke for them." Christopher Fry "The writing is poetic and the author plays on words that make them interpretive bombs set to explode with symbolism in all directions. (Manns') humor is successful, not contrived. He has created phrases that you will remember and quote, and that will last." I.D. Snow, The Great Speckled Bird "One of the most exciting and highly theatrical scripts I have ever read." Stuart Culpepper, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Fathers of the Bible

A Devotional


Author: Robert Wolgemuth

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310319374

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 6945

When we take a Bible in our hands, we are actually holding a user’s manual for fathers. Story after story, it reveals our heavenly Father’s love for his Son—and for us. It also shares the accounts of earthly fathers whose examples we’ll want to either imitate or avoid.The twelve chapters in Fathers of the Bible offer slices from the biblical stories of men who were fathers. From them, we can learn something about the tasks, privileges, challenges, and failures of fatherhood. We’ll discover the faithfulness of Noah, the conniving of Jacob, the unbridled passion of David, and the quiet confidence of Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father.Each of these men were dads. Their geographic settings and life circumstances were vastly different from ours, but the struggles and challenges of fatherhood are remarkably similar.Designed for personal prayer and study or for use in small groups, Fathers of the Biblewill help you ground your relationship with your children on God’s Word.

The Dog Who Could Fly

The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew At His Side


Author: Damien Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739161

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 6009

“A thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), this Sunday Times top ten bestseller is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, flying countless combat missions and surviving everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul—a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd—whom he named Ant—after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert the puppy, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed, the pair would save each other’s lives countless times as they flew together with RAF Bomber Command. Finally grounded after being injured on a flight mission, Ant refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master’s return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war, Robert and Ant had become true war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the “Animal VC.” With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.