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The SS KENSINGTON By Thomas Archer
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In the late 1970s, while America was recovering from the first major fabricated oil shortage in history, Tom Archer, recent academy graduate, climbed aboard the SS KENSINGTON, a 225,000 ton tramp oil... More > tanker as the new third mate and medical officer. The KENSINGTON was built in 1973 to take part in the first oil shortage. It had recently survived a tidal wave caused by an earthquake off the coast of Spain that put its cargo control system out of commission and damaged the navigation equipment. Over the next six months the officers and crew would put this ship back into operation in preparation for the next planned oil shortage in 1980. This is the story of those voyages, coming directly from the third mate’s personal log.< Less
When it Snowed in Pasadena By R. A. Christmas
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Pasadena, California—great weather, old money. Every January 1st, city of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl football game. An obnoxious, ambitious blue-collar from Boston arrives in... More > Pasadena in the 1920’s with his young family and starts a trucking business; but by the 70’s it’s mostly gone. The point-of-view in these poems is that of his grandson, reflecting on his hometown, his tragicomic family, and his mixed-up life. The usual happens--the death of a pet, Boy Scouting, first car, first love, eccentric relatives, high-school victories and defeats. Pasadena endures, with its remarkable climate, punctuated by earthquakes, Santa Ana winds, smog, and, on wonderfully rare occasions, snow. Maybe we don’t have a choice as to who we’re born to, or where we grow up. But maybe we do.< Less
Se Bet Ou Ye By Marie Michaelle
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This is a book of poems and journal entries that follow me back to my hometown in Haiti after being away for over 10 years and also post earthquake. I went home in search of beauty but what I found... More > instead was a deteriorating town and a people in search of some way out. I was blessed enough to leave the town I was born in to come to America to make a way for myself. Se Bet Ou Ye takes you on an emotional journey from a daughter of the Diaspora. Some of us end up blending into American culture forgetting our own. My voice is the voice of immigrants from all over this world trying to maintain a balance of being from two very different worlds.< Less
Stories Worth Re-Reading: 72 Heart Touching Tales of Human Endeavor, Triumphs and Virtue By Various
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This selection of inspiring real-life anecdotes are a collection of noble human endeavor; the rescue of others during disasters, the overcoming of addictions, and triumphs over adversity are but a... More > few of the subjects. Collected and republished in the Review and Herald in 1913, these tales together act as a compendium of inspiration. Many of the protagonists are simply ordinary human beings, neither famous nor heralded, who confronted adversity with admirable nobility. The very nature of mankind ebbs from the pages; the adaptability and simple, down-home honesty in many stories are moving. That all are based firmly in truth and attested to by witnesses present lends further poignance. The selection of 72 anecdotes span over decades of American culture. Various stories have backdrops such as the 1903 San Francisco earthquake, the westward expansion of the USA, and the formation of churches in far-flung corners of North America. The final part of this volume comprises a collection of poetry.< Less
Stories Worth Re-Reading: 72 Heart Touching Tales of Human Endeavor, Triumphs and Virtue (Hardcover) By Various
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This selection of inspiring real-life anecdotes are a collection of noble human endeavor; the rescue of others during disasters, the overcoming of addictions, and triumphs over adversity are but a... More > few of the subjects. Collected and republished in the Review and Herald in 1913, these tales together act as a compendium of inspiration. Many of the protagonists are simply ordinary human beings, neither famous nor heralded, who confronted adversity with admirable nobility. The very nature of mankind ebbs from the pages; the adaptability and simple, down-home honesty in many stories are moving. That all are based firmly in truth and attested to by witnesses present lends further poignance. The selection of 72 anecdotes span over decades of American culture. Various stories have backdrops such as the 1903 San Francisco earthquake, the westward expansion of the USA, and the formation of churches in far-flung corners of North America. The final part of this volume comprises a collection of poetry.< Less
A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo By Robert Reynolds
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In 1991 the Philippines’ Mt. Pinatubo near Clark Air Base awoke after 500 years dormancy. Base officials evacuated non-essential personnel to Subic Bay Navy Base. Soon, the first eruption sent... More > ash and gas towering into the sky. A climactic explosion blew the top off the mountain. Day turned into midnight as thick ash blocked the sun and pumice and rock rained down. Aircraft hangars, warehouses and buildings collapsed. Earthquakes repeatedly rattled the area. Simultaneously, typhoon Yunya blew in causing muddy lahars to flood the countryside and sweep away bridges and homes. Volcanic ash buried parts of the base. Similar devastation occurred miles away at the Navy base. Military personnel and their families departed the devastated island via ships. However, some remained to conduct salvage operations before relinquishing the base. It was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the century. This is the exhilarating story leading up to this catastrophic event.< Less
A Fine Gray Rain: In the Shadow of Mount Pinatubo By Robert Reynolds
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In 1991 the Philippines’ Mt. Pinatubo near Clark Air Base awoke after 500 years dormancy. Base officials evacuated non-essential personnel to Subic Bay Navy Base. Soon, the first eruption sent... More > ash and gas towering into the sky. A climactic explosion blew the top off the mountain. Day turned into midnight as thick ash blocked the sun and pumice and rock rained down. Aircraft hangars, warehouses and buildings collapsed. Earthquakes repeatedly rattled the area. Simultaneously, typhoon Yunya blew in causing muddy lahars to flood the countryside and sweep away bridges and homes. Volcanic ash buried parts of the base. Similar devastation occurred miles away at the Navy base. Military personnel and their families departed the devastated island via ships. However, some remained to conduct salvage operations before relinquishing the base. It was the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the century. This is the exhilarating story leading up to this catastrophic event.< Less
The Harker Family History By Claudia Reott
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The Harker Family History from England, to Pennsylvania and on to Anaheim California. From 1848-1984 with Reminescences by Helen Harker Reott. At age 6 my father started work in the coal mines... More > setting dynamite, later worked with John L. Lewis forming the coal miners union. After a riot and killing moved to California in 1920. Started working for Union Oil. Takes the reader with many family anecdotes from early Pennsylvania and Orange County California 1920's. Covers the Long Beach earthquake and the flood 1938, World War II, family joys and sorrows. Families mentioned: Allshouse, Booher, Criss, Frost, Harker, Pugh, Reott, Smith. Cities in California: Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, Placentia.< Less
Tribulations of a Geto Kid By Ojore Dhoruba Khafra Ajamu
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Ojore Dhoruba Khafra Ajamu is a prisoner on Death Row in California, USA. This collection of poems describes his background and early life in the projects of Newark and L.A. and his personal journey... More > during 21 years of incarceration. These are poems about growing up on the streets: loyal and not so loyal relationships, anger with the failings of the police and legal systems and the ongoing legacy of slavery. But Ajamu also wants to share the joy of being alive. He celebrates his family: the warmth and love of his mother, aunt Sista, grandfather and his pride in his daughter. He looks beyond his own life to his deep connection with his ancestors and reaches out to connect with others be it the Tuareg people of North Africa or earthquake survivors in Haiti. Challenging and moving, these poems ask us not only to review the conviction of an individual and the preconceptions we have about equality in our society, but also to find a profound reverence for life itself.< Less
DISTRACTIONS By DUANEIS THE GREAT WRITER
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The DarkBrats who rule the earth have become extremely proficient with a Huge Marketing Ploy to most of the population on the planet. They have only one thing in their tiny little minds that... More > interests them the most, and that is to have each and every person as a slave and to get rid of a good number of useless humans. They have become 'Masters of Disguise' as they create distractions all over the planet to keep the unsuspecting public involved and occupied, while they, the DarkBrats, continually mobilize their 'Puppet Pawns' to encapsulate the unsuspecting public into a total submission, as did Adolph Hitler with all his prisoners to where everyone will walk right into their appointed cell or incinerator. This is a 'WakeUp Call' for all those who will listen and investigate what is Now taking place on earth. When it becomes too late as with the earthquake in Japan, then many people will be returning here again unconscious to start over in some future lifetime. www.DuaneTheGreatWriter.Info< Less

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