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Holiday Blues By Chris Emejuru
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Take two teenage friends, cross their paths with two bad brothers during one holiday break, and this is what you get. The secondary school-attending friends are Jon, schooling out of town at Port... More > Harcourt, and Lasy whose school is closer home to their small town of Aboh near Orlu in eastern Nigeria. Jon's story is one of mistaken identity and is tied to his older sister Mary to whom he has an emotional attachment. Lasy's story is that of pursuit of local fame that puts him in direct competition with bad brother number two, Chamberlain. Set in early 1980s Nigeria, HB captures a bit of the culture and social issues of the time: juvenile delinquency, exam fraud, poor infrastructure, bad electricity, corrupt policemen at road checkpoints, chaotic traffic, malaria, ghetto jungle justice, traditional customs and beliefs. You are also taken on panoramic trips within a rural setting in eastern Nigeria, from east across the River Niger to Lagos in the west, and within Lagos itself.< Less
Letters In Cardboard Boxes By Abby Slovin
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Experience what reviews are proclaiming, "An absolute must read. This is a novel you will want to keep with you for the rest of your life." And, "A poignant and moving story...a true... More > work of art." Letters In Cardboard Boxes tells the story of an eccentric grandmother and her granddaughter, alongside a series of fantastical letters they once exchanged. Their letters traversed the East River to help Parker escape the loneliness of a childhood without her globe-trekking parents and communicate during her turbulent teenage years. Now, nearly a decade later, Parker begins to rediscover this letter writing tradition, as well as the family’s untold stories and, unexpectedly, letters from her grandmother’s own youth that paint a very different portrait of the woman who raised her. Letters carries us through the experience of loss and the process of coping with life’s unexpected twists and turns. Through unusual and bold characters, the story moves through some of its heavier themes with honesty and humor.< Less
A Voyage in the Sunbeam By Annie Brassey
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Anna "Annie" Brassey (née Allnutt), Baroness Brassey (1839 – 1887) was an English traveller and writer. Her bestselling book A Voyage in the Sunbeam, our Home on the Ocean for... More > Eleven Months was published in 1878. As a young woman, she also suffered from severe burns when she stood too close to a fireplace and her skirt caught fire; it took six months for her to recover. In 1860, she married the English Member of Parliament Thomas Brassey, with whom she lived near his Hastings constituency. The couple had five children together before they travelled aboard their luxury yacht Sunbeam. A Voyage in the Sunbeam, describing their journey round the world in 1876-77 with a complement of 43, including family, friends and crew,[6] ran through many English editions and was translated into at least five other languages. Her accounts of later voyages include Sunshine and Storm in the East (1880);[7] In the Trades, the Tropics, and the Roaring Forties (1885); and The Last Voyage (1889, published posthumously).< Less
Greece: Varassova By Stephen Platt & Scharlie Platt
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In 2003 we went climbing with Muni and Rose to Varasova, a limestone cliff in Greece east of Missolonghi. This 900m high promontory that drops into the Ionian Sea is the home of Greek climbing. There... More > are over 200 routes, some sports routes of 3-4 pitches on the south face near the sea and some much longer trad climbs of up to 18 pitches on the south-west face. The rock is very solid, relatively sharp, mostly gray or yellow limestone of outstanding quality. We climbed a lot of routes at VS standard with a couple of longer more serious climbs. Scharlie also had an adventure climbing the mountain to the summit on her own one day, We visited Missolonghi where Byron had died of a fever fighting for Greek independence, and Nafpaktos where Cervantes had lost an arm fighting in the sea battle of Lepanto in the Gulf of Corinth, We also went to Delphi where Rose and Scharlie had a race around the 400 m stadium.< Less
Dracula By Bram Stoker
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3 May. Bistritz.--Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late. Buda-Pesth seems a wonderful place, from the... More > glimpse which I got of it from the train and the little I could walk through the streets. I feared to go very far from the station, as we had arrived late and would start as near the correct time as possible. The impression I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule. We left in pretty good time, and came after nightfall to Klausenburgh. Here I stopped for the night at the Hotel Royale. I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty. (Mem. get recipe for Mina.)< Less
The Second Beast of the Apocalypse: Rule of the Antichrist By Junfil Olarte
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There have been several accounts attempting to warn us about the coming Antichrist, but who really he is until now remains vaguely identified. A messenger from the Far East gives a vivid depiction... More > that such evil creature represents a modern empire. He is thus identified as the one who concludes the period of the lions—the part of Jewish history which began after King Solomon and the part of British history which began in 1066—where in great detail signifies an important “Sign of the End of the Age.” The in-depth documentary research and biblical correlation told by this book will certainly awaken you. If you believe you are living in a free world, unwatched and not subject to somebody’s rule, then you are sorely mistaken. This book reveals his true image and tells the kind of fate awaits Christianity in the near future. The Antichrist is much real. He exists. And He believes in you. A startling revelation of the deadliest deception on earth, this book will help you see that very truth.< Less
Greece: Varasova By Stephen Platt & Scharlie Platt
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In 2003 we went climbing with Muni and Rose to Varasova, a limestone cliff in Greece east of Missolonghi. This 900m high promontory that drops into the Ionian Sea is the home of Greek climbing.... More > There are over 200 routes, some sports routes of 3-4 pitches on the south face near the sea and some much longer trad climbs of up to 18 pitches on the south-west face. The rock is very solid, relatively sharp, mostly gray or yellow limestone of outstanding quality. We climbed a lot of routes at VS standard with a couple of longer more serious climbs. Scharlie also had an adventure climbing the mountain to the summit on her own one day, We visited Missolonghi where Byron had died of a fever fighting for Greek independence, and Nafpaktos where Cervantes had lost an arm fighting in the sea battle of Lepanto in the Gulf of Corinth, We also went to Delphi where Rose and Scharlie had a race around the 400 m stadium.< Less
Ludwig Hirdes, A Hessian Soldier Who Settled In America By Timothy Neal Hartis
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Ludwig Hirdes (1750-1814) was born in the small town of Breuna in Hessen-Kassel (Germany). He was baptized in the Christian Protestant church. He learned the blacksmith trade from his father. The... More > army drafted Ludwig, and he was one of thousands of Hessian troops shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to help the British fight against the American Patriots and French in the Revolutionary War. Ludwig's regiment (Rall) fought many successful battles along the east coast. But at Trenton, NJ, in 1776 American Patriot Gen. George Washington's frozen army crossed the Delaware River, surprised and defeated the Hessians. Six years later, Ludwig was on garrison duty in Charleston, SC. He and two comrades risked their lives to desert the army. They fled to a German community near Charlotte, NC. Ludwig married and started a new life as Lewis Hartis. He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised ten children. He owned a big farm and was active in church and community. This book was published 200 years after his death.< Less
World War II and My Military Memories By Murray Coffey
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World War II and My Military Memories takes the reader from the author’s beginnings in the small town of Myrtle, Mississippi where he heard many stories about the First World War from his... More > three uncles. Then to the ROTC, getting an education at a tough war college, then into the service and lots of specialized training, and on to combat in Europe in World War II while serving most of the time in the 89th Infantry Division. There are stories about the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine River Crossing in Germany, liberation of the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp and the then unknown horrors of the Holocaust. After the war came service in the Occupation Army with numerous escapades, some serious and many that were fun and humorous. Later came the Reserves, a near miss on the Korean War, then completing an education and building a career after the war, and finally a trip back to Europe to re-live old memories many years later that included a visit to East Germany before the Berlin wall came down.< Less
World War II and My Military Memories By Murray Coffey
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World War II and My Military Memories takes the reader from the author’s beginnings in the small town of Myrtle, Mississippi where he heard many stories about the First World War from his... More > three uncles. Then to the ROTC, getting an education at a tough war college, then into the service and lots of specialized training, and on to combat in Europe in World War II while serving most of the time in the 89th Infantry Division. There are stories about the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhine River Crossing in Germany, liberation of the Ohrdruf Concentration Camp and the then unknown horrors of the Holocaust. After the war came service in the Occupation Army with numerous escapades, some serious and many that were fun and humorous. Later came the Reserves, a near miss on the Korean War, then completing an education and building a career after the war, and finally a trip back to Europe to re-live old memories many years later that included a visit to East Germany before the Berlin wall came down.< Less

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