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The Children of Vaughn: The Story of Professional Baseball in Portland, Oregon (1901-2010) By Terry Simons
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This history of the Portland Beavers reads like a nightmare of economic failure in a field of dreams. The roots of baseball in Portland, Oregon go deep. In telling the story of baseball as it grew... More > up before turning fallow in Portland, Terry Simons finds a balance between fact and fiction that is a sometimes humorous history, and a telling-truth about the way things once were, or could have been. Read this book, absorb its message and remember--the next time you go to bat against major-league pitching, you may strike out. A short (128 pp), concise history of professional baseball in Portland, Oregon, it tells the story of how Portland almost but not quite became a Major League Baseball town. When the game's demographics, politics and economics shifted Portland was left out in the cold. Portland never made it to the big leagues, but the story of how it almost got there is an entertaining and revealing portrait of the game as it evolved before television and the changing tides.--Buddy Dooley< Less
The Law of Revenge By Terry Simons
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Revenge Law is tested in the court of Judge Hack, a God-fearing believer in the Law.
The Opening By Terry Simons
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The Opening asks, "What is art?" Do the characters in this play have a clue?
Of Dirty Kitchens, Bedlam & the Bomb By Terry Simons
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A concise look at Cold War poetics through an examination of an international group of writers, 1945-1975. "An undiscovered gem of precise logic"--Buddy Dooley
A Journey into Jazz: Anecdotes, Notes and Photos of a Jazz Fan By Lee Santa
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"While stationed in Germany I continued receiving Down Beat and continued to increase my record collection. One of these albums was a concert at Yale University by Don Pullen and Milford... More > Graves. Down Beat gave the contact info for ordering the album, which was sent directly to me by Pullen himself. The album cover was hand painted by Graves and is one of only a hundred he did. While in Europe I managed to see several jazz greats. First, in 1966 I saw Ted Curson and Cecil Taylor in the Latin Quarter of Paris and Kenny Clarke at the Blue Note. As it turned out 1966 was my best year for seeing so many jazz greats. Sometime in 1967 I purchased a Pentax Spotmatic, my first SLR. The first pictures I ever took of jazz musicians were with this camera—capturing Dexter Gordon and Johnny Griffin at the Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark."--Lee Santa< Less
A Majority of One By Charles Deemer
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"Deemer's latest, his fifth book for Round Bend Press, is filled with mirthful and wry observations on the human condition, which is Deemer at his best, whether he is contemplating his... More > relationship with his dog Sketch or his own mortality as he prepares to retire from a long career in academe. Throw in his usual salty observations regarding the body politic, and you have classic Deemer--a finely tuned voice."--Terry Simons< Less
Cold Eye: A Generation of Voices: Poems, Prose & Interviews from 1978 By Terry Simons
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Poems, prose and interviews featuring some of the best writing in Portland, Oregon from over three decades ago. Poems by Sam White, Mark Wilson, Carol Knox and others. Interviews with famed poets... More > and writers, Katherine Dunn, Walt Curtis, and James Bash. A valuable addition to the Pacific Northwest literary archive, and an important contribution to the literary history of Portland, Oregon.< Less
Varmints By Charles Deemer
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Here, then, is a libretto that desperately needs music. I publish it in order to make it available to composers. Someone, I hope, will find the material exciting enough to bring it to musical... More > life. Charles Deemer October 5, 2012< Less
Two Stories By Terry Simons
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A young man wanders away from his military duties and visits his family in Oregon. A mentally ill youth copes with family life between visits to his doctor.
Sodom, Gomorrah & Jones By Charles Deemer
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Carlton "CJ" Jones is a septuagenarian U.S. citizen with a bone to pick about American society. Carrying the baggage of a past he cannot reconcile with today's realities, the retired... More > history professor and widower watches the awful news on television every evening, reads heavy tomes on the Native-American genocide and the Kennedy assassinations, and formulates his own understanding about the way things are. He broods and reflects and puzzles over the newness of everything in the lives of today's young people. But it is not until he befriends a pair of young women in their twenties that he begins to understand exactly how much things have rubbed against the grain of his perceptions. Then CJ discovers a secret concerning his deceased wife while going through her personal papers. That secret convinces him to do something about the longing and depression he has felt for years. CJ develops a new vision and a new way of settling with change in a challenging world.< Less