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The Best of Times

Author : Paul Brown
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The Best of Times is a collection of stories. Please find a cozy cushion, a comfortable pillow, or a soft rocker and read about the times of The Renau's, Harding's, of Rory, and Colton, and many other characters. The barrier island city of Galveston was in the path of a devastating storm, that few, including the Renau family, were ready to be stricken with in Storm. Walk towards the Music, Walk towards the Light finds the return of the Harding's, Wallace and Leslie, as they contemplate selling off their Garden Oaks home where they have remained decades for a new lifestyle of independent living in their senior years. Mrs. Maywall had a gigantic yard that was an exciting play land for two brothers, Rory and 'Crackle Tooth', along with neighbor kids in The Shared Sandwich. Rory travels to the state capital, and meets new friends while on the capitol grounds. Friendships among kids are often spoken to heart to heart, or from a gesture of food offerings, in Potato Chips. A youngster playing is normal in life, a rite of passage. For Rory, his playmates found out at an early age, what can happen when not watching the cars driving on the neighborhood streets, in The Kids Play Mate. Cumming was the Iowa home of grandma, and grandma wanted to go home for a visit. So finds Rory on a road trip of a thousand miles, and the growing pains he encountered in Cumming. Saved Encounter is a story of fate, a story where being at the right time and place in 1959 was apparently what was in the life plan, for Ben, in 1959. The School of the Blessed Chalice was Rory's school, and he excelled at altar serving and reading. Life was routine in every way, until one November day, in Gone. Gift, has Rory discovering Santa's secret present hiding place, for the family presents. Rory had to keep the secret stash a secret, especially when the gift was a much anticipated camera. The Sound of the Train, day in, day out. The sounds were heard. The click, the clack, the rat tat tat rattle of the tracks. Barky: Birdy the Backyard Blue Jay Meets Barky, The wind had bits and pieces of particles in it, besides rain droplets. One of these bits and pieces blowing in the wind was a little seed. This little seed is how our story begins: The story of Barky. Read about Birdy the Backyard Blue Jay's next adventure. Colton, Teen Secret Agent: Find the Parents, is the next chapter in the story of high school student turned secret agent, in search of his parents in such locations as Segovia, Madrid, Rome and more. Teen Speak, A Teacher's Story, The bell rings and classes start for four hundred students in the Church of the Cross Parish religious education on Wednesday evening. The student's stories are many. Life is not all a bed of roses for the parish youth, especially when the Sourpuss patrol is on the prowl. Pocketful of String and a Handful of Beads is a story of prayer and family, and thinking the positive over adversity. Another lesson in life's journey, for Rory.

The Best of Times

Author : Greg Tang
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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization. Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2. Here's a little good advice -- please just always double twice! BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence.

The Best of Times

Author : Gyeorgos C. Hatonn
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Best of Times Worst of Times

Author : Jeff Steel
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Joe’s love of flying and adventure led him to volunteer for active service: dropping bombs on Nazi Germany. Tom’s hatred of Hitler’s vile regime brought him to the same point. The war was to throw Joe and Tom together. Within a few desperate seconds, on the way to Berlin a night-fighter attack would rip them apart. Best of Times Worst of Times tells the story of two very different men but with a single vocation: to put the Nazi war machine out of action. Each would describe themselves as ordinary men. For each, in their different ways, their wartime experience was extraordinary. For Joe fate would bring the best of times. He would cross the Atlantic on the Queen Elizabeth. He would find the woman to whom he would be married for the rest of his life. As a gunner on a Lancaster Bomber he would enjoy the camaraderie of a band of brothers on a wartime bomber station and high status among the wartime population. For Tom, fate decreed the worst of times. He would be thrown out of an exploding plane to survive; then be sentenced to death by the French resistance for being a Nazi stooge. He would know the horror of betrayal by someone he trusted and thrown into the hands of the Nazi secret police. He would know abject fear of the living death within the Buchenwald concentration camp. He would become one of very few people ever to leave it – and that in the most dramatic of circumstances. A gripping true story of war, betrayal and survival constructed from personal experience, meticulous research and eye-witness accounts.

The Best of Times

Author : Allene Gaty Hatch
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Why did Mrs. Woodrow Wilson say to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "You're nothing but a common thief!" while sitting next to him at a State dinner at the White House? What were President Eisenhower and Pope John XIII laughing about in a famous photograph? (unexplained until now) What is the truth behind the famous 'Miss Hofmans Affair' that once rocked the Royal Family of the Netherlands? These are only a few of the questions answered in this fast-paced tale of an adventurous May-September marriage. In 1950, a young artist, Allene Gaty, married a well established, middle-aged, very social historian/biographer, Alden Hatch. Learning to cope with life in the upper echelons while meeting such celebrated world figures as President and Mrs. Dweight D. Eisenhower, Pope John XXIII, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Clare Booth Luce, Buckminster Fuller, Henry Cabot Lodge and 'Mrs. Admiral' Byrd among many others gave Allene a challenging life. It also gave her a peek behind the curtain of history.

The Best of Times

Author : Craig Haggermaker
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Have you ever thought that God has too many important things on His mind to be concerned about you? Has the devil tried to make you think that you have to set your goals based on the opinions of others? Have you been pressured into being someone you're not, therefore watering down or forgetting your dreams? Have you ever lost a friend to a deceitful person, or made a friend from an enemy? Have you and your friend gotten into just a little bit of trouble together? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. The boys in these stories face these issues, and they learn to rely on God's grace instead of luck. They find that true deliverance comes through believing in God and His faith in them. God's faith in them leads them to believe in themselves even when others don't. Craig's home has always been in North Alabama. During his teen and adult life he has carried a soft spot in his heart for children. He has worked with children in his church and beyond since the age of thirteen. These experiences have led to his writing of short stories for children. He loves to see children smile and enjoy life. He longs to encourage them in any way he can. He believes they are a gift, and so is life. Craig gave his life to Jesus in 1979 when he was nine years old. He graduated high school in 1988 and college in 1995. He began writing seriously in 1998. In 2000 He began a course in writing for children from the Institute of Children's Literature. He completed it in February of 2002. Craig currently has 23 short stories, all of which are compiled in this book.

The Best of Times

Author : Mark Field
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Tensions simmer in the aftermath of 2008’s catastrophic financial crash. As the darkest days of the crisis fade behind us, great obstacles to prosperity remain. Mark Field’s acclaimed first book, Between the Crashes, explored the economic collapse. Now, in his new collection of essays, the City of London MP charts our progress as the economy splutters back to life, untangling the rhetoric of deficit reduction from reality, and meaningful reform from political posture. The Best of Times traces the compromises of coalition government and the emergence of a new anti-establishment sentiment, taking in the Scottish independence referendum, UKIP’s rise and fall, and the unexpected genesis of Corbynism. Conflicts in the Middle East open a dark chapter in foreign affairs while, closer to home, a shock Conservative victory in the 2015 general election ensures a hotly debated EU referendum. Yet, for all the surprises delivered by the past three years, today’s challenges are deeply familiar: shifting global power, generational wars and disillusionment with capitalism still threaten our prosperity. Engaging and unflinching, The Best of Times offers erudite analysis and practical solutions to the challenges facing Britain today.

The Best of Times

Author : Penny Vincenzi
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Everything can change in the blink of an eye. . . On an ordinary London afternoon, a truck swerves across five lanes of traffic and creates a tangle of chaos and confusion. As loved ones wait to hear news and the hospital prepares to receive the injured, a dozen lives hang in the balance. A doctor is torn between helping the injured and hiding his young mistress; a bridegroom hopes to get to the church on time; a widow waiting to reunite with a lost love ponders whether she’ll ever see him again; and the mysterious hitchhiker, the only person who knows what really happened, is nowhere to be found. Filled with suspense, romance, and more twists than a country highway, The Best of Times proves once again why Penny Vincenzi is the queen of happy endings.

The Best of Times

Author : Peter Rimmer
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They chanted. ‘Release Mandela’. But for three young individuals, their motives are their own… During a London Anti-Apartheid march, the Daily Mirror reporter Harry meets the impassioned Petronella, a communist activist. Alongside her is Josiah Makoni, a man spearheading his own cause to free his people from colonial Rhodesia. A country threatening to declare unilateral independence from Britain… Enamoured after his brief encounter, Harry wants more. Why is this woman so intriguing when her political agenda is in direct contrast to her family background? The granddaughter of an English magnate and daughter of a privileged white Rhodesian farmer. Playing with Harry, it becomes clear that Petronella and Josiah are lovers, driving Harry ever more to win her over. But for Josiah, his desire and passion are for his land. To break free of white oppression. To recruit freedom fighters and take back the power of his country, Zimbabwe. No matter the unthinkable… The Best of Times is the ninth episode in the Brigandshaw Chronicles. It’s the best of times for some, but the start of a bitter war to come.

The Best of Times

Author : Wyn Wachhorst
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Old-time radio, the folk revival, the golden age of science fiction, steam railroads, baseball, the Western, and other genres color our images of the 1950s. But contrary to the countercultural myth that America during this period was a sterile, soulless society, culturally and intellectually empty, it was an introspective era of innovation and creativity, the seedtime of the sixties, the harbinger of which was the urban folk revival. The Best of Times presents a collection of essays, each followed by a related memoir, focusing on postwar popular culture, exploring topics that mark the era but are also nostalgic in themselves—the comforting continuity of long-running radio shows, train whistles that brought the sweet sorrow of distance to small-town nights, lazy summers of baseball, endless stretches of unknown lands to the West that once compelled the imagination, the heroes and vagabonds of folksong who roamed a simpler world, and dreams of alien civilizations on neighboring planets, deepened by the dawning reality of spaceflight. These pieces balance personal, cultural, and mythic nostalgia, recalling author Wyn Wachhorst’s youth, the postwar era, and its dreams of a fabled West or Norman Rockwell’s small-town America. Blending history, memoir, imagery, and analysis, this collection of essays offers poetic reflections on the nature of nostalgia and postwar America.