2011-11-01

Falling Backwards

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  • Full Title : Falling Backwards
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0307399869
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jann Arden is funny. And sincere. She has legions of devoted fans. And a radio show. She is a darling of the music scene - always candid, always unplugged. You thought you knew Jann Arden, but there is more - to her readers' delight, in Falling Backwards Jann reveals her childhood, her bond with family, her struggle in the formative years and what keeps her so grounded in the whirlwind entertainment industry. Jann has always been true to herself, except for a minor lapse when she was young. Oh wait, wasn't that all of us? From the tender and honest to the laugh-out-loud funny, Jann's stories from home and from the road during her pre-celebrity years will take you to unexpected places, including high school parties in farmer's fields, sleepovers under the stars, hard-to-believe summer jobs and the time she was stuck upside down in a brick barbecue. She reminds us of the inestimable value to a child of having teachers who believe in you and wide open spaces to play. But with the good times come the bad (and not just the bad perm). Jann opens up about the darker side of her so-called prairie perfect nuclear family and the first signs that her eldest brother was a uniquely troubled young man. In the days when Jann was experiencing a lot of firsts - first school play, first home perm, first kiss - how lucky for all of us that she stole away to her basement and taught herself her first song on her mother's guitar. In addition to being an incredible musician and multi-award-winning lyricist, Jann is a natural writer and simply an inspiration. Jann will capture your heart - and keep you in stitches - with her powerful stories about coming of age as an artist and as a human being. Jann brings her wit and that infectious sparkle to everything she does. This book is no exception.


2019-07-07

Dancing on a Razor

By Kevin John White
  • Full Title : Dancing on a Razor
  • Author : Kevin John White
  • Publisher : Castle Quay Books
  • ISBN Code : 1988928117
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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a) Dancing on a Razor chronicles, through a series of dynamic short personal stories, the life and God’s redemption of Kevin John White, son of internationally known author and lecturer Dr. John White. Despite his conversion experience at age fourteen Kevin becomes a hopeless alcoholic, an addict and a wandering minstrel—riding freight trains and hitchhiking coast to coast, singing his own music for forty-five years. But all-the-while he lives this derelict lifestyle Kevin experiences the relentless pursuit and personal revelation of God's love to him. During his rebellious years, despite his fear and rebelliousness against God, the story examines the many astonishing miracles God continued to performed throughout his lifetime to draw him back to Himself. These are the stories of the answered thousands of prayers that went up for Kevin across the globe during this astonishing odyssey of God's unimaginable love. The book is honest, highly humorous, and loaded with astounding stories of miracles. God never gives up!


2005-09-20

The Brighton Boys with the Submarine Fleet

By James R Driscoll
  • Full Title : The Brighton Boys with the Submarine Fleet
  • Author : James R Driscoll
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1595408231
  • Pages : 180
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Wanted: young men to enlist in Uncle Sam's submarine fleet for service in European waters. The magic words stood out in bold type from the newspaper that Jack Hammond held spread out over his knees. Underneath the caption ran a detailed statement setting forth the desire of the United States Government to recruit at once a great force of young Americans to man the undersea ships that were to be sent abroad for service against Germany.


2020-09-28

The Huge Hunter: The Steam Man of the Prairies

By Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Full Title : The Huge Hunter: The Steam Man of the Prairies
  • Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465613099
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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There was good cause for these exclamations upon the part of the Yankee and Irishman, as they stood on the margin of Wolf Ravine, and gazed off over the prairie. Several miles to the north, something like a gigantic man could be seen approaching, apparently at a rapid gait for a few seconds, when it slackened its speed, until it scarcely moved. Occasionally it changed its course, so that it went nearly at right angles. At such times, its colossal proportions were brought out in full relief, looking like some Titan as it took its giant strides over the prairie. The distance was too great to scrutinize the phenomenon closely; but they could see that a black volume of smoke issued either from its mouth or the top of its head, while it was drawing behind it a sort of carriage, in which a single man was seated, who appeared to control the movements of the extraordinary being in front of him. No wonder that something like superstitious have filled the breasts of the two men who had ceased hunting for gold, for a few minutes, to view the singular apparition; for such a thing had scarcely been dreamed of at that day, by the most imaginative philosophers; much less had it ever entered the head of these two men on the western prairies. 'Begorrah, but it's the ould divil, hitched to his throttin 'waging, wid his ould wife howlding the reins!' exclaimed Mickey, who had scarcely removed his eyes from the singular object. 'That there critter in the wagon is a man,' said Hopkins, looking as intently in the same direction. 'It seems to me,' he added, a moment later, 'that there's somebody else a-sit-ting alongside of him, either a dog or a boy. Wal, naow, ain't that queer?' 'Begorrah! begorrah! do ye hear that? What shall we do?' At that instant, a shriek like that of some agonized giant came home to them across the plains, and both looked around, as if about to flee in terror; but the curiosity of the Yankee restrained him. His practical eye saw that whatever it might be, it was a human contrivance, and there could be nothing supernatural about it.


101-01-01

1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described

By Edward S. Ellis
  • Full Title : 1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
  • Author : Edward S. Ellis
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described, first published in 1895, is an alphabetical book containing various creatures, people, gods, goddesses, items, places, and more, from mythology. Aimed at younger readers, it's also a valuable resource for adults, with it's clear and concise descriptions of everything from 'Abas' to 'Zeus'.


2010-09-28

Crawling from the Wreckage

By Gwynne Dyer
  • Full Title : Crawling from the Wreckage
  • Author : Gwynne Dyer
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • ISBN Code : 0307358933
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gwynne Dyer is cheering up. Sure, the past decade has had more than its share of stupid wars, obsessions about terrorism, denial about climate change, rapacious turbo-capitalism, and lies, lies, lies. But signs of progress actually do abound. While the world is far from perfect as we embark on a fresh decade, Dyer believes that the "sense of sliding out of control towards ten different kinds of disaster has gone." When things go wrong it’s always easy to pin blame — but singling out the forces that lead to positive change can be trickier. In this illuminating collection of columns from the last five years, Gwynne Dyer ferrets out the signs of hope — without overlooking the issues that remain seemingly intractable. Mining the events of recent history, Dyer contextualizes the recent past and anticipates what the future might have in store. This journalist’s beat is global: from Africa to South America, from Europe to the Middle East, and any other region with a political pulse. Acerbic and iconoclastic, Dyer has never been afraid to call ’em like he sees ’em — and we are all the better for his trademark candour and the breadth of his knowledge and expertise. For anyone seeking to understand the larger forces that shape our society and our world, Crawling from the Wreckage makes for necessary reading.