Things from the Flood


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781624650468

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6359

The Loop is closed. Life is returning to normal when the pastoral countryside is suddenly flooded by dark water from the huge abandoned underground facility. Rumors spread in classrooms and schoolyards, stories about the flood and how it has brought something with it. One thing is clear: the past is not ready to be forgotten. Simon Stalenhag is back. In his new artbook Things From The Flood, Stalenhag continues the stories of Tales From The Loop, memories of a Nordic childhood infused with strange machines and weird creatures from other dimensions. In Things From The Flood, Stalenhag moves his focus from the 80s to the 90s, the decade of great change when the outside world truly came to Scandinavia. These are tales of the trials of youth, of schoolyard hazings, of first kisses, of finding yourself - and robots."

The Floods of July 1916

How the Southern Railway Organization Met an Emergency


Author: Matthew C Bumgarner

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9781570720192

Category: History

Page: 131

View: 2145

From July 15 to July 16, 1916, U.S. rainfall records were shattered as more than 22 inches of rain fell on the already saturated North Carolina mountains during a 24-hour period. An estimated 80–90 percent of this deluge rushed down the mountainsides into the region’s already swollen streams and rivers, which crested high above their normal flood stages. This volume details the awesome drama of this natural emergency.

The Electric State


Author: Simon Stålenhag

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471176096

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8996

Stranger Things meets On the Road in this hypnotic, lavishly illustrated novel. Set in a post-apocalyptic 1997, The Electric State is the story of Michelle who, accompanied by her toy robot Skip, sets out across the western United States in a stolen car to find her missing brother. Told in achingly melancholy, spare prose and featuring almost a hundred gorgeous, full-colour illustrations, The Electric State is a novel like no other. Rights in The Electric State have already sold in thirteen territories and Deadline reports that the film rights were snapped up by the Russo Brothers’ production company (Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War) with Andy Muschietti (Mama, It) attached to direct.

Faces from the Flood

Hurricane Floyd Remembered


Author: Richard Moore,Jay Barnes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807855331

Category: Nature

Page: 225

View: 712

Features three dozen firsthand accounts of Hurricane Floyd, the most destructive hurricane in North Carolina history, and recounts dramatic rescues, sorrowful losses, and uplifting displays of spirit. Simultaneous.

When is a Man


Author: Aaron Shepard

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1927366275

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8951

Paul Rasmussen is a young ethnographer and academic recovering from prostate cancer. Broken, he retreats to the remote forests and towns of the Immitoin Valley. As an outsider, he discovers how difficult it is to know a place, let alone become a part of it. Then, a drowned man and a series of encounters with the locals force him to confront the valley�â�€�™s troubled past and his own uncertain future. As Paul turns his attention to the families displaced forty years earlier by the flooding of the valley to create a hydroelectric dam, his desire to reinvent himself runs up against the bitter emotions and mysterious connections that linger in the community in the aftermath of the flood. An original debut novel that is meditative, raw, and exuberant in tone, Aaron Shepard�â�€�™s When is a Man offers a fresh perspective on landscape and masculinity.

Through the Fire and the Flood


Author: Janet Y. Perkins

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491711612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 9035

This book is for anyone, especially married couples, who want to learn how to traverse the storms of life when they seem to "wipe" you out and come up on the other side of the storm still smiling and still together. If you have ever had life rage against you and turn your life totally upside down this book will help you survive the storm. If it seems you cannot find your way through"the valley of the shadow of death" this book will help you find a pathway out of darkness. Think love is an emotion? It is not; it is a principle. Christ is the personification of true love. With God working in, on and through you surely you can overcome ALL things. Want proof? This book is for you. Be blessed by the message God has for YOU.

A Random Interruption: Surviving Breast Cancer with Laughter, Vodka, Smoothies and an Attitude

Surviving Breast Cancer with Laughter, Vodka, Smoothies and an Attitude


Author: Suzanne Zaccone

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465330631

Category: Medical

Page: 499

View: 1664

Suzanne Zaccone, one of Americas most influential entrepreneurs, strips naked with a feisty and clear-eyed story of how she loses her breast and fights to get it back. Zaccone writes with an iron grip on the details, and reveals the secrets of cancer patients that are taboo and lost in translation. A Random Interruption is equipped with a dictionary of the language of breast cancer and a list of provocative questions to ask the doctors. World-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Song adds a medical perspective to the book with a Doctors Corner. Raw and unflinching, Zaccones story is the stuff of other womens livesof mothers and daughters and sisters, and of the sisterhood that forms when women are united in battle against a common enemy. Dense, atmospheric and written with spectacular wit and style, A Random Interruption is a literary tour de force. All proceeds from this book will go to the Breast Cancer Center at the University of Chicago.

Taken at the Flood

The Roman Conquest of Greece


Author: Robin Waterfield

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191664146

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4459

The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible journey - a swift, brutal, and determined conquest of the land to whose art, philosophy, and culture the Romans owed so much. Rome found the eastern Mediterranean divided, in an unstable balance of power, between three great kingdoms - the three Hellenistic kingdoms that had survived and flourished after the wars of Alexander the Great's Successors: Macedon, Egypt, and Syria. Internal troubles took Egypt more or less out of the picture, but the other two were reduced by Rome. Having established itself, by its defeat of Carthage, as the sole superpower in the western Mediterranean, Rome then systematically went about doing the same in the east, until the entire Mediterranean was under her control. Apart from the thrilling military action, the story of the Roman conquest of Greece is central to the story of Rome itself and the empire it created. As Robin Waterfield shows, the Romans developed a highly sophisticated method of dominance by remote control over the Greeks of the eastern Mediterranean - the cheap option of using authority and diplomacy to keep order rather than standing armies. And it is a story that raises a number of fascinating questions about Rome, her empire, and her civilization. For instance, to what extent was the Roman conquest a planned and deliberate policy? What was it about Roman culture that gave it such a will for conquest? And what was the effect on Roman intellectual and artistic culture, on their very identity, of their entanglement with an older Greek civilization, which the Romans themselves recognized as supreme?

The Flood Of The Millennium

The Real Story: The Survivors


Author: Janet Elaine Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595302823

Category: Nature

Page: 81

View: 7760

The story of evacuees from the Flood of 1997 in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks as retold by a volunteer worker at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.