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Smoke Amidst the Drumlins

Author : Anthony Burges
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In the early 1950s, on alighting from the Dublin to Sligo train at Dromod after a journey of 21/2 hours, a traveller might pause to listen to the exhaust beat of a departing class D5 4-4-0, as the soot and briquette dust rained down. A few footsteps from the stone structure that was, and still is, the former Midland Great Western station, was the red brick gateway to a railway of unusual character - the Cavan and Leitrim section of Coras Iompair Eireann (CIE). Ahead lay one of the least prosperous areas of the Irish Midlands. The complex and distinctive landscape was characterized by low, elongated hills or drumlins, as they are known in this part of the world. Such a terrain could most economically be penetrated by a narrow gauge line and the mixed train pursued a tortuous path. The solitary passenger coach, with open platforms at each end, offered a spartan travel experience but the atmosphere on board always conjured up images of travel in some far fl ung corner of the world. So come and join us as we follow the 'Smoke Amidst the Drumlins'.

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The Battle of Otok

Author : Jeremy C. Schwendiman
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Aleric was the son of a common zveri herder. As his planet, Zemlya, descends into a great civil war, Aleric finds himself in the midst of turmoil. Answering the call of duty, Aleric joins a secret society known as the Maritonic Knights, a band of ruffians dedicated to freedom. These knights must travel to the Island of Otok and save it from falling to the new and dark doctrines of war.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Frame by Frame Three

Author : Audrey T. McCluskey
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Frame by Frame IIIcontinues the work of documenting the participation of African Americans in cinema and illuminating their important contributions to the art of filmmaking. African Americans are screenwriters, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants who contribute their talents to a film industry that scarcely recognizes them.Frame by Frame Iincludes productions from 1900 through 1977;Frame by Frame IIextends coverage through 1994. With this volume, Audrey Thomas McCluskey and the staff of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University bring the work of this essential resource into the 21st century. Covering the years from 1994 to 2004, the volume includes listings of black cast members, directors, executive producers, film composers, performers, producers, screenwriters, and Academy Award winners and nominees. Audrey T. McCluskey is Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies and Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University. She is co-editor ofMary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World(IUP, 2000).


Author : Anthony J. Quinn
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The sole survivor of a murderous ambush, a Belfast police detective is forced into a desperate search for a mysterious informer that takes him to a holy island on Lough Derg, a place shrouded in strange mists and hazy rain, where nothing is as it first appears to be. A keeper of secrets and a purveyor of lies, the detective finds himself surrounded by enemies disguised as pilgrims, and is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the purgatorial island, where he is forced to confront a series of disturbing secrets and ghosts in his own life. Haunting and unsettling, Turncoat is a story of guilt, survival and the terrible price of self-knowledge, told through the voice of a detective with a double life. Descending into paranoia and self-doubt, he uncovers a sinister panorama of cover-ups and conspiracies. The closer he edges to the truth, the deeper he is drawn into the currents of power, violence and guilt engulfing his country... Praise for Anthony J. Quinn 'This should make Quinn a star, for it is unquestionably one of the crime novels of the year' Daily Mail 'Superbly original' Sunday Express 'Beautifully written... a novel that demonstrates how capacious the crime fiction genre can be' Independent


Author : Carl Sagan
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.

Canal Town

Author : Samuel Hopkins Adams
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A classic historical novel of a young doctor and the Erie Canal, which brought with it to Western New York not only progress and prosperity but unforeseen upheavals. “[An] elaborate, colorful, and affectionate portrait of a canal town in its growing pains. Obviously [Samuel Hopkins] Adams has not only gone back to the sources but has lived with them for a long time before writing his account of a young doctor setting up his practice.”—The Atlantic “Mr. Adams knows his Erie lore so well and has boned up so thoroughly on American medical history in the early part of the [eighteenth] century that nobody who reads the book can fail to learn a great deal about what life was like in general and the practice of medicine in particular was like in a boom town.”—The New Yorker “His villains are strongly delineated and actuated by very human motives, his minor figures are picturesque and drawn with gusto, even his sympathetic characters come alive with personal crochets and idiosyncrasies.”—Carl Carmer, Saturday Review of Literature

Journal of the Outdoor Life

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The Dimensions of Robert Frost

Author : Reginald Lansing Cook
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