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South Main Stories By Robert McGowan
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These stories are derived of the author’s ten-year struggle (1982-1991) on behalf of the endangered South Main Street Historic District in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The photographs are from... More > a 1986 series of gelatin silver photos taken by McGowan in and near the district. The stories focus in large measure on confrontations with inept and visionless city agencies and arts funding groups and the frustrations inherent in seeking to work with such entities toward district revitalization. Memphis’ South Main Street Historic District, once neglected and deteriorating, much of it on the verge of demotion, is now, two or three decades later, a thriving, energetic mixed commercial/residential neighborhood with a distinctive arts vitality. SOUTH MAIN STORIES conveys to the reader what it can be like for a neighborhood to make that transition and will therefore be of relevance to any adventurous and determined individuals involved in such an effort. SOUTH MAIN STORIES is designed by the artist Terri J. Jones.< Less
Nam By Robert McGowan
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Derived of the author’s Vietnam War experience, the thirty-seven stories in this sometimes harrowing, sometimes hilarious collection look back at the Vietnam War from a distance of forty or... More > more years, nearly a half-century, and via the perspectives of not only the soldiers themselves, but also their children, spouses, siblings, parents, friends. Nothing comparable to this collection exists within the literature growing out of the Vietnam War. NAM is hardly just another batch of macho war stories. These short fictions, most of them memoir-based, neither glorify nor even excuse war but come forward instead as eloquent testament to the tragic lunacy of it.< Less
fireworks By Kaitlin McGowan
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A collection of beautiful artful photographs of fireworks.
fireworks By Kaitlin McGowan
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A collection of beautiful artful photographs of fireworks.
UP THE ORINOCO.....and other poems By DAVID McGOWAN
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A collection of offbeat poems for children....young and old.
Tales Of The Bear, The Dragon And Other Wondrous Creatures By Patrick McGowan
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Presented due to popular demand, “Tales of the Bear, The Dragon and Other Wondrous Creatures” is a collection of travel newsletters written by Australian Patrick McGowan from 1998 to... More > 2006. During these years he worked in Russia and China and seized the opportunity to visit many places far from home. Here is a sometimes whimsical but always informative account of some of the favourite places he has lived and visited. This includes his series on the five sacred Taoist mountains of China (Wu Yue). While the focus is on travel in Russia and China, there are tales of visits to many European destinations, Africa, and even a few Australian destinations such as Kakadu National Park and Lightning Ridge.< Less
TAO: Total Person And One World By Patrick McGowan
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This is a book about the joy of healthy living through simple, natural means. It's a compilation of writings by tai chi enthusiast, Patrick McGowan, over twelve years. The book contains a lot of... More > practical information for self help health care, covering tai chi health exercise and meditation, natural healing and taoist natural philosophy. This book complements "Tales of the Bear, the Dragon and Other Wondrous Creatures", a collection of travel stories to various parts of the world written over the same time period. There is significant reference to the essential teachings of Simon Lim, teacher and healer, who taught tai chi and conducted a natural healing clinic in the Sydney region from the 1970s until his recent retirement.< Less
TAO: Total Person And One World By Patrick McGowan
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This is a book about the joy of healthy living through simple, natural means. It's a compilation of writings by tai chi enthusiast, Patrick McGowan, over twelve years. The book contains a lot of... More > practical information for self help health care, covering tai chi health exercise and meditation, natural healing and taoist natural philosophy. This book complements "Tales of the Bear, the Dragon and Other Wondrous Creatures", a collection of travel stories to various parts of the world written over the same time period. There is significant reference to the essential teachings of Simon Lim, teacher and healer, who taught tai chi and conducted a natural healing clinic in the Sydney region from the 1970s until his recent retirement.< Less
Tales Of The Bear, The Dragon And Other Wondrous Creatures By Patrick McGowan
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“Tales of the Bear, The Dragon and Other Wondrous Creatures” is a collection of travel newsletters written by Australian adventurer, Patrick McGowan, from 1998 to 2006. Friends and... More > family urged him to share his newsletters more widely. During these years he worked in Russia and China and seized the opportunity to visit many places far from home. Here is a sometimes whimsical but always informative account of some of the favourite places he has lived and visited. This includes his series on the five sacred Taoist mountains of China (Wu Yue). While the focus is on travel in Russia and China, there are tales of visits to many European destinations, Africa, and even a few Australian destinations such as Kakadu National Park and Lightning Ridge. 116 pages.< Less
Hytrek Family Memories By Roberta "Bobbi King
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These are the compiled memories of the ten children of John and Thresa (Miksch) Hytrek who farmed and raised their children on the family homestead southwest of Stuart, Holt County, Nebraska.... More > Originally collected by Jack Hytrek in 1993, the stories were organized into book form by Jim McGowan in 1998, and re-organized for this publication by Roberta "Bobbi" King. There are stories from Cele Miksch who records her Miksch family history as she knew it; there are Thresa (Miksch) Hytrek's memories of her family; two poems; family trees; and several pages of photos. The memories were transcribed by Bobbi King, while the family trees and photos were scanned from the original pages of the McGowan compilation.< Less