Peace Pipe Dreams

The Truth about Lies about Indians

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Darrell Dennis

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1771003626

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 5882

Darrell Dennis is a stereotype-busting, politically incorrect Native American/Aboriginal/Shuswap (Only he’s allowed to call himself an “Indian.” Maybe. Under some circumstances). With a large dose of humour and irreverence, he untangles some of the truths and myths about First Nations: Why do people think Natives get free trucks, and why didn’t he ever get one? Why does the length of your hair determine whether you’re good or bad? By what ratio does the amount of rain in a year depend on the amount of cactus liquor you consume? In addition to answering these burning questions, Dennis tackles some tougher subjects. He looks at European-Native interactions in North America from the moment of first contact, discussing the fur trade, treaty-signing and the implementation of residential schools. Addressing misconceptions still widely believed today, Dennis explains why Native people aren’t genetically any more predisposed to become alcoholics than Caucasians; that Native religion doesn’t consist of worshipping rocks, disappearing into thin air, or conversing with animals; and that tax exemptions are so limited and confusing that many people don’t even bother. Employing pop culture examples, personal anecdote and a cutting wit, Darrell Dennis deftly weaves history with current events to entertain, inform and provide a convincing, readable overview of First Nations issues and why they matter today.

Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Teresa D. Patterson

Publisher: Teresa D Patterson

ISBN: 1499133944

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 5620

Sometimes, life doesn’t deliver a happily ever after… In Pipe Dreams two urban youth get pulled into the drug game. One leaves it alone forever, but the other is lured back because of the fast money and material possessions that seem to come so easily. In this story, you will witness how the greed for money will sever a friendship and see how fast pipe dreams quickly turn into nightmares.

Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ashantay Peters

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628308370

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 759

Abigail Stephens left her past behind or did she? When she moved to Blue Peak, she expected to find sanctuary and a new start. Instead, her new home includes a hippie, a ghost with a mission, and a sexy coffee house owner who undermines her plans. Carlos Young quit teaching when his fiancée left him for another professor. He’s avoided dating, but his mother’s demand for grandchildren is unceasing and more attractive once he meets Abby. She resists his overtures...for now. Can an intrusive mother, a reticent ghost, and a run-down house bring Abby and Carlos together or will they continue to live pipe dreams?

Pipe Dreams

A Faustian Tale

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jean D. Minton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059531192X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5879

A modern depiction of the Faust legend set in New York City in the 60s, Pipe Dreams concerns a young singer's obsession with a Broadway career. His dreams of success, however, lead him to stray into a series of compromises that prove disastrous and precipitate his 'pact with the Devil' and his sacrifice of the gifted young ballet dancer whom he loves. In the startling climax, he is forced to reexamine his values and those of the society that shaped him, as well as his understanding of what constitutes success.

Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Keith Westmacott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847535593

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

View: 1587

Philip Westmann's entire life has been predictable and uneventful up until now. Suddenly, aged forty-nine and single, he finds himself without a job, lots of money and nowhere to go. He returns to Brazil and at the invitation of Cesar Santos, a former colleague, he agrees to become a consultant for him and persuade the Presidents of Brazil and Argentina to join forces with the President of Venezuela to construct oil and gas pipelines from Caracas to Tierra del Fuego.Unknown to Philip, one of Cesar's partners, a Ukrainian billionaire, Sergei Petrov, is wanted by the FBI for fraudulent share dealing on the New York Stock Exchange. Philip unwittingly becomes a mole for the CIA and matters are further complicated when he and Cesar's wife, the beautiful Gabriella fall in love and have an affair...

Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Anna McGrath,John Fones McGrath

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595204597

Category: Fiction

Page: 707

View: 8360

Professor Bill Thayer's solution to world energy problems takes him from underground caves to exotic places through Baptism by Fire into the world of BIG Business and International Manipulations.

The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Russell Baker

Publisher: Diversion Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 1626813248

Category: Humor

Page: 294

View: 7963

Humorous essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winning “supreme satirist” (The Washington Post Book World). This collection of more than a hundred anecdotes and essays from the legendary journalist, New York Times columnist, and author of the bestselling memoir Growing Up offers wise and sharply witty reflections on an extraordinary array of topics, ranging from youth, wealth, the media, and the joy of anger to the difference between “dinner” and “supper.” “Russell Baker is the Alka-Seltzer of the American experience. . . . The most effective comic relief available for the agonizing absurdities we encounter every day.” —Houston Chronicle “When it comes to satire of a controlled but effervescent ferocity, nobody can touch Baker.” —The Washington Post Book World

Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Stanley Walker

Publisher: Trafford

ISBN: 9781412001595

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 1584

Pipe Dreams - Book One is the first of a three book series. Stanley Walker, the author, resides in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He says, "My dream will not be complete until I can do something for my community. The book is designed to make people aware of the growing drug problem in a story form." He feels, "Stories and movies do a better job of getting the point across." Pipe Dreams - Book One offers a creative work of fiction based on facts that interweaves elements of intrigue and complex human drama into a descriptive narrative. Centered on a man named Jerry, the saga unfolds as he loses his job and begins a downward spiral into the seedy world of crack. Jerry decides to start selling the drug so that he can make a lot of money. An evocative sequence of events ensues as Faye, Jerry's lover, becomes caught up in the drug culture also. Fast-paced twists, dangerous situations and pathos combine to render an original and brilliantly detailed study of the toll that crack takes on the lives of those who cannot escape its grip. The author's intricate design, realistic dialogue, vivid descriptions, and multi-dimensional characterizations contribute to the imaginative nature of this chronicle. If you would like to correspond with the author, you can do so by email at [email protected]

Pipe Dreams

Water and Empire in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Maya K. Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108475477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 1489

A long environmental history of the Aral Sea region, focusing on colonization and development in Russian and Soviet Central Asia.

Pipe Dreams

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Sarina Bowen

Publisher: Rennie Road Books

ISBN: 1942444249

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1672