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GEORGE AND BARBARA PERKINS'S BOOKS
Writing Clear Prose By George Perkins
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WRITING CLEAR PROSE is a textbook for writing put together by George Perkins, writer and editor (with his wife, Barbara Perkins)Of THE AMERICAN TRADITION IN LITERATURE, perhaps the longest lived and... More > best-selling textbook in its field. George's STONES STAND, WATERS FLOW is an autobiography and RARE DAYS IN LOST VALLEY an academic comedy. With his wife,he as also written written many travel books. Together with Phillip Leininger, they also wrote THE READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. For more information see George Perkins.net< Less
My Awesome Alphabetical Animals By George Perkins
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Children are provided pages for each letter of the alphabet, with colored pictures of a bear, a dog, a cat, an anteater, a cat, an owl, a king in his castle, and many other pictures. They are... More > encouraged to add to the drawings,by, for example, drawing their own pictures on some pages and adding to others, for instance showing how the king can get rid of the goat that has invaded his moat. Some pages have no pictures, but invite the children to make their own drawings. The pages with pictures are accompanied with rhyming captions.< Less
The Machine Stops, Again By George Perkins
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"The Machine Stops, Again" is an updating of E. M. Forster's classic futuristic story, "The Machine Stops," first published in 1909. It carries the story into the 21st century and... More > beyond that into a a future projected far beyond our own time.< Less
A Season in New South Wales By George Perkins
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In 1989 we visited Australia, where we taught American Literature at the University of Newcastle on a Fulbright Grant. We read Australian literature, and were very much impressed by Australian... More > writers and the picture they gave of their country. We traveled within the country from the coast to the Outback, saw koalas and kangaroos and wombats in the wlld, fossicked for gold, and flew to China, where we also lectured and visited the Summer Palace and the Great Wall during a time of great stress within that country. A later return to Australia showed a country much changed from the one we had first seen, but still a wonderful place.< Less
Cruising the Mediterranean and Atlantic on the Queen Victoria By George and Barbara Perkins
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A 2011 cruise on the Cunard liner Queen Victoria, with shore excursions in Athens, Volos, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Alexandria, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Trieste, Katakolon, Gibraltar, Madeira, Bermuda,... More > Bahamas. Political unrest in Greece and Egypt, flooding in Egypt and Venice failed to dampen spirits. Excellent on board accommodations, dining, stage and theater presentations.< Less
Around the World on the QE2: Volume 2, New York to Australia By George and Barbara Perkins
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Cruising on the QE2 from New York to Fort Lauderdale, Barbados, Salvador da Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, the Falklands, Cape Horn, Punta Arenas, the Straight of Magellan, Valparaiso, Easter... More > Island, Pitcairn Island. Tahiti, Moorea, Tonga, New Zealand,and Australia.< Less
Around the World on the QE2, Vol 1: China to England By George and Barbara Perkins
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An account of the first half of a journey around the world on on the QE2, the last of the great ocean liners. Much faster than other cruise ships because she had been build originally for fast travel... More > between London and New York, she was converted to a cruise ship when airlines took over that traffic. By the time the authors took their cruises aboard the ship she still retained her speed and luxury but was nearing the end of her useful life.< Less
Cruising from the Baltic to the North Atlantic By George and Barbara Perkins
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A cruise on Holland America's Prinsendam, with shore visits to Denmark; Warnemunde and Gustrow, East Germany; Tallin, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Amsterdam... More > and Vlissingen, the Netherlands; Lorient, France and the Carnac Megoliths; Bordeaux, Le Havre, and Paris, France; La Coruna and Bilbao, Spain, St. Peter Port, Guernsey; Zeebrugge, Belgium and the Chocolate Museum; and various theatrical productions in London. Some of these places were familiar to the authors from earlier visits, but most were not. They found it especially interesting to see the vast changes that had occurred from the time of their visit in 1965 (chronicled in OUR WEDDING JOURNEY, an earlier Lulu Book).< Less
Our Wedding Journey By George and Barbara Perkins
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In 1965, George and Barbara Perkins were newlyweds living in Rutherford, New Jersey and teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University. They joined a delegation of professors and students who were going... More > to England to open a new Fairleigh Dickinson University campus at Wroxton Abbey. Buying a car, they toured France and Italy for a while before shipping it home, and then toured England mostly by train and bus. For George, this was a second trip: on the first he had hitch-hiked through England and Scotland and was eager to show Barbara some of the places he had seen. They met old friends at the University of Edinburgh, visited Edinburgh Castle and Falkirk Palace, and prepared the way for their return a year later, when George would teach at Edinburgh and Barbara would continue her Ph.D. research in Medieval Studies at the National Library of Scotland.< Less