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Finish Line Feeling By Liz Ferro
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ABOUT THE BOOK: “When Liz came to us, not only did she bring fitness, liveliness, self-esteem, and encouragement to our girls, she also brought a purpose to their lives,” says Susan M.... More > Brown, L.P.C., of the Multi-County Juvenile Attention System in Canton, Ohio. This uniquely uplifting memoir tells the compelling story of the author’s journey from foster child and sexual abuse survivor to founder of the nationally recognized running organization, Girls With Sole. Ferro describes how to gain joy and fulfillment through athletics, and reminds us to believe in ourselves and our dreams. Gritty, yet often humorously told, her story proves that with resiliency, anyone can be rewarded with the euphoria she calls the “finish line feeling.” For more information about Liz, Girls With Sole, to join our fundraising team (Team LULA) or to receive a free GWS newsletter on request, please visit http://www.girlswithsole.org.< Less
Ice Shelves By Stephan Solberg
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This is a collection of eleven tales ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, the charming to the frightening. The title refers to the large layers of ice that form along Lake Michigan in the... More > winter. They look strong and sturdy but are quite fragile in places. This is a metaphor for the bits and pieces, the layers of lives, which are captured, frozen in time within a story — and within the readers’ imagination. Tread carefully, for you are about to enter a new and magical world where things aren’t always as they appear. Imagine a smooth, white, frozen landscape… Inside are many voices. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephan Solberg began writing rather late in life at the age of forty-seven, when, on a whim, he entered a fiction contest in a regional magazine and won second prize and the publication of his short story, “The Beachcomber.” One year later, his first novel THE LAST OF ONE was published and was nominated for the Pushcart and PEN/Faulkner Awards.< Less
Passing Through the Gate (Premium Quality Hardback Edition) By David R. Girard
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ABOUT THE BOOK: This remarkable debut novel is a coming-of-age story about the bond forged between two boys at a midwestern boarding school. In the spirit of masterworks like FATHER SKY and A... More > SEPARATE PEACE, and films such as “Dead Poets Society,” this is a page-turning tale about the evolution of the story’s two main characters and their friendship as they embark upon a series of pranks that ultimately places them in the midst of a decades-old campus mystery. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to a Canadian father and a Pennsylvanian mother who counts herself among The Daughters of The American Revolution, David Girard’s life journey has included stops in countless places.< Less
What's All the Shouting About? An Easy Guide to Opera for Young People By Wayne Klatt
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While written in a light-hearted style for young people, this short but thorough introduction to the basics of opera will benefit anyone new to the world of classical singing. More children (and... More > adults!) would enjoy opera if they knew more about it. With cartoons and other humorous touches, this guide answers all the questions a beginning opera lover might have. The author uses stories from the lives of composers and singers to show the development of the art from when Handel threatened to throw a soprano out a window to works about a real-life Zulu princess and the first atomic bomb. The book describes what a night at the opera will be like; lists competitions that young singers may enter; includes a glossary of common operatic terms; and provides summaries of the most famous works. All unfamiliar words and names are accompanied by pronouncing aids.< Less
What's All the Shouting About? An Easy Guide to Opera for Young People (Premium Quality Hardback) By Wayne Klatt
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PREMIUM QUALITY DUSTJACKET HARDBACK EDITION: While written in a light-hearted style for young people, this short but thorough introduction to the basics of opera will benefit anyone new to the world... More > of classical singing. More children (and adults!) would enjoy opera if they knew more about it. With cartoons and other humorous touches, this guide answers all the questions a beginning opera lover might have. The author uses stories from the lives of composers and singers to show the development of the art from when Handel threatened to throw a soprano out a window to works about a real-life Zulu princess and the first atomic bomb. The book describes what a night at the opera will be like; lists competitions that young singers may enter; includes a glossary of common operatic terms; and provides summaries of the most famous works. All unfamiliar words and names are accompanied by pronouncing aids.< Less
Passing Through the Gate By David R. Girard
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ABOUT THE BOOK: This remarkable debut novel is a coming-of-age story about the bond forged between two boys at a midwestern boarding school. In the spirit of masterworks like FATHER SKY and A... More > SEPARATE PEACE, and films such as “Dead Poets Society,” this is a page-turning tale about the evolution of the story’s two main characters and their friendship as they embark upon a series of pranks that ultimately places them in the midst of a decades-old campus mystery. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, to a Canadian father and a Pennsylvanian mother who counts herself among The Daughters of The American Revolution, David Girard’s life journey has included stops in countless places.< Less
The Harvardwood Introduction to Proust By Steve Bachmann
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This concise overview makes a sweeping, timeless literary classic more accessible to modern readers. The year 2013 marks the centennial of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust’s... More > masterwork, "À la recherché du temps perdu" or "In Search of Lost Time." The first volume was titled "Du cóte de chez Swann" or "Swann’s Way." The full story extends to more than a million words. While it is a masterpiece of world literature, it is not something that can be digested with the ease of, say, a sonnet by Shakespeare, or a painting by Matisse. The goal of this brief introduction from Harvardwood Publishing and Unlimited Publishing LLC is to democratize Proust, and also to induce more readers to celebrate him. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Bachmann, A.B. (Harvard), M.F.A. (UNO), J.D. (Harvard) is a co-founder of “The New Orleans Art Review” and author of five books of art and literary criticism from Unlimited Publishing LLC. He is also a widely-published legal theorist and activist lawyer.< Less
The Violent Season: A Story of the Generation that Fought the Vietnam War By Ray Gleason
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SPECIAL PRE-PUBLICATION PREVIEW (changes in content and appearance are expected before formal release, mid-2013): This is an epic, expansive collection of heroic short stories centered on the... More > experiences of three young men and their families during the Vietnam War. The book presents a ‘coming-of-age’ narrative that begins in the lush river valleys of upstate New York and on the streets of New York City and provides an insightful perspective of youth and innocence plunged into the crucible of war. As well, it transcends the “good guys, bad guys” portrayal of human conflict by presenting its readers with a depiction of good people, Americans and Vietnamese, caught up in unthinkably grim and difficult circumstances. THE VIOLENT SEASON celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and its ability to triumph over the horror and tragedy of war.< Less
FISHER OF MEN: The Motorcycle Ministry of Herb Shreve By Gene Harlan Powell
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LARGE TEXT EDITION: Herb Shreve’s mother always said he would be a preacher. He fought this destiny until he heard the voice of God say “Herb, preach!” Many sermons later, a late... More > night return from a revival ended in an altercation with his teenage son. Realizing the emotional distance between them, Herb purchased two motorcycles to rekindle their bond. Traveling to rallies, Herb saw hurt and pain masquerading behind black leather and roaring engines. Here were thousands who would never enter church doors. Discover how $17 and submission to God’s will built the Christian Motorcyclists Association – now a global ministry, serving all 50 states and 30 countries worldwide. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As a soldier in 1956, Gene read James Jones’ gripping war novel, "From Here to Eternity," and became convinced he would write his own book. After retiring, he purchased a motorcycle and joined a group of Christian bikers. At a rally in Arkansas, he met Herb Shreve. He knew he had found his book – the life story of Herb Shreve.< Less
"Professor Komagum" - Teaching Peace Journalism and Battling Insanity in Uganda By Prof. Steven Lang Youngblood
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Travel to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, with journalist / educator Steven Youngblood, whose incredible 11 month odyssey will leave you both laughing and full of sorrow. In... More > “Professor Komagum” (loosely translated as “Professor Lucky” in the Acholi language) you’ll learn about peace journalism, and the role of media in preventing conflicts. You’ll also read about some of Youngblood’s colorful misadventures in Uganda: eating insects, ducking swooping bats, and dodging testy rhinos.“Professor Komagum” is a fascinating, hilarious, touching, and thought-provoking journey through East Africa and into the human spirit. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steven Youngblood has been lucky enough to teach peace journalism in such diverse places as Kenya, Jordan, and the Republic of Georgia. He directs the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.< Less