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Voyage of the Prince Albert in search of Sir John Franklin
At the request of several kind friends, who were of opinion that ray private Journal would not be wholly uninteresting, from its giving a detailed account of the " Prince Albert's"... More > remarkable cruise in the Arctic Seas, I have ventured, though with great timidity and hesitation, to send it forth upon the wide waters of public opinion. What to say about it I really know not. Rough and ready, there it is just as I wrote it, sometimes after a day's toil, and sometimes after many days' cessation from it, when the mind, *vearied and distressed about other things, resorted to the pen for relief. No elegance of language nor polished style must be expected. I have merely given expression to a series of facts and feelings, and perhaps have troubled the reader with too many of them. If so, I must plead in excuse that my heart was, is, and always will be most deeply interested in the cause which led to our voyage.< Less
Deux amis d'enfance, Alex et Kurt partagent tout et ne peuvent rien faire l'un sans l'autre, jusqu'au moment où ils doivent tous les deux partir dans deux universités... More > différentes. Ils finissent par rompre le contact et par se perdre de vue. Jusqu'à ce qu'ils se retrouvent, par hasard, cinq ans plus tard.< Less
Deux amis d'enfance, Alex et Kurt représentent tout l'un pour l'autre jusqu'au jour où leurs études dans deux universités différentes finissent par les... More > séparer et à se perdre de vue. Cinq ans après, ils se retrouvent par hasard...< Less
The Beat Generation Were Screaming Nonces
I was sat on the toilet straining when I realized that the key members of The Beat Generation were nonces so I decided to write about it and now I'm going to smoke some weed if I've got any left and... More > maybe have some chicken soup with two slices of wholemeal bread.< Less
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A collection of foundational documents from the Baptist church in Queensland, Australia, covering its beginnings and development over its first 100 years.
Live Every Day
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This book is a collection of memories submitted by 34 family members and friends of Stephen George William Parker, as compiled and complemented by his father after Stephen’s death from cancer... More > at the age of 46. For those readers who did not have the pleasure of knowing Stephen, the contents of this book should make it apparent that he believed from an early age in the adage “Live every day as though it is your last” – thus the book title. He did live life to the full, and everyone who knew him derived benefit from his joyful personality.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward The Stephen Fund to help finance the placement of memorial benches along the Atlantic Beach communities in Northeast Florida that Stephen loved. As time goes on, we hope to help all those who would like to remember someone by donating funds to help others with the same cause. Please go to www.thestephenfund.com to find out more and learn how you can help The Stephen Fund.< Less
Ho! To the Land of Sunshine: A History of the Belen Cutoff
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The Belen Cutoff gave the AT&SF Railway a legitimate transcontinental freight line by eliminating the steep grades of Raton Pass. The Cutoff also transformed the eastern plains of New Mexico in... More > the first half of the twentieth century, leading to New Mexico's most significant population increase as many homesteaders came to the region. This book tells that story by providing the perspectives of the AT&SF balanced by the experiences and narratives of railroad workers, homesteaders, and others. New research includes detailed consideration of internal railroad documents, local newspapers, and extensive oral-history interviews. As a result, this is the definitive account of the Belen Cutoff and provides a more complete and nuanced history of the region and the AT&SF Railway in New Mexico.< Less
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Poems by the students of Karl Parker's Advanced Poetry Workshop at Hobart / William Smith Colleges
A Literary Cavalcade-VI
For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation of that book. His comments are informed by an independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility.
In this the final of six volumes, the authors covered range from Ignazio Silone to Emile Zola. They include Josef Skvorecky, Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, John Steinbeck, William Styron, D. M. Thomas, J. R. R. Tolkien, Scott Turow, Barry Unsworth, John Updike, Mario Vargas Llosa, Robert Penn Warren, Evelyn Waugh, Patrick White, and Thornton Wilder. There are at least 100 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more.
The writers here represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.< Less
A Literary Cavalcade-III
For six decades, writer and editor Robert A. Parker has followed up each book he reads, mainly novels, with an evaluation of that book. His comments are informed by independent critical view that... More > balances a moral and literary sensibility.
In this third of six volumes, the authors covered range from George Gissing to Tom Lea. They include Mary Gordon, Graham Greene, Ernest Hemingway, John Hersey, Henry James, James Jones, Nikos, Kazantzakis, William Kennedy, and Stephen KIng, as well as a few mystery authors and historians.
The commentaries are listed alphabetically by author. There are at least 85 authors included in this volume, some represented by one book, some by five or more. These writers represent a broad range of writing styles, cultural influences, and moral philosophies. And all are rated on their literary achievement, the effectiveness of plot, character, and setting, plus their recognition of the moral, ethical, and spiritual values of mankind.< Less