Fiction

Great God Pan & Other Classic Horror Stories:

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 112

Short works of decadent horror by a pioneer of supernatural fiction include the title story, a tale of mysterious suicides, "The White People," "The Inmost Light," and "The Shining Pyramid."
Education

Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented

Author: Van Sickle, Meta L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 158

Much of the research about teachers focuses on “those who can’t/don’t/aren’t good” in the classroom. However, teachers who are gifted and talented exist, but there has been little attention to date on the characteristics and practices of such teachers in the classroom. While few, the examples of research on positive teacher attributes include work on the “expert,” “authentic,” and “creative,” as well as examples of research on eminent adults. Identifying, Describing, and Developing Teachers Who Are Gifted and Talented is an essential reference source that discusses behaviors and traits in teachers who are considered gifted and talented as well as case studies on the identification and preparation of teachers who fall into this category. Featuring research on topics such as creative innovation, emotional intelligence, and skill development, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, researchers, and academicians.
Religion

I Like Being Catholic

Author: Michael Leach

Publisher: Image

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 240

A celebration of the treasured traditions, rituals, and stories that run through the bloodstream of American Catholics For Andrew Greeley, it is the reverence of Christmas night and the exultation of Easter morn. Martin Scorsese, like many others, remains grateful for the nuns who rapped his knuckles but built his self-esteem. Mary Gordon recalls the sense of lightness that follows confession; Vince Lombardi, the strength he derived from Mass; and Christopher Buckley, the role St. Thomas More plays in his writing. I Like Being Catholic brings together the memories, thought, and hopes of famous Catholics and ordinary parishioners, lapsed and "good-enough" Catholics, and those who have devoted their lives to the faith. It captures their abiding ties to and deep affection for the Church and offers the wide-ranging, sometimes surprising views on the good things that come with being Catholic. This is not a book of theology. It is about the beauty at the heart of Catholicism. It is about what Teilhard de Chardin called "the chosen part of things." It is about family and community, the value of Catholic education, the significance of sacraments and milestones, and the cultural impact of Catholicism—there are lists of the ten best Catholic novels, the ten best Catholic movies, ten Catholic heroes of the twentieth century, ten good reasons to raise your kids Catholic, fifty things Catholics like best about being Catholic, and much more ... I Like Being Catholic is a book for all those who have ever called themselves Catholic. It is a book of warmth, affection, humor, and love.

Lewis Arundel

Author: Frank E. Smedley

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 538

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Excerpt from Lewis Arundel: Or the Railroad of Life Oh I this waiting, it destroys me, rejoined the first speaker, rising from her seat and pacing the room with agitated steps. How you can contrive to sit there, drawing so quietly, I do not com prehend 1. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Biography & Autobiography

All Creatures Great and Small

Author: James Herriot

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 967

The first collection of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC and Channel 5 series All Creatures Great and Small. This edition contains If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi-feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James finds he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can’t help him . . . Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heart-warming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors. 'I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that thirty years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then' – Kate Humble
Performing Arts

The Western Films of Robert Mitchum

Author: Gene Freese

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 165

Robert Mitchum was--and still is--one of Hollywood's defining stars of Western film. For more than 30 years, the actor played the weary and cynical cowboy, and his rough-and-tough presence on-screen was no different than his one off-screen. With a personality fit for western-noir, Robert Mitchum dominated the genre during the mid-20th century, and returned as the anti-hero again during the 1990s before his death. This book lays down the life of Mitchum and the films that established him as one of Hollywood's strongest and smartest horsemen. Going through early classics like Pursued (1947) and Blood on the Moon (1948) to more recent cult favorites like Tombstone (1993) and Dead Man (1995), Freese shows how Mitchum's nuanced portrayals of the iconic anti-hero of the West earned him his spot in the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Savage Dragon #102

Author: Erik Larsen

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 30

View: 269

Another double dose of Dragon action! In two seperate stories, Dragon and Malcolm must face the reality of a world-devouring foe. Plus, Malcolm continues his quest to free his captive friends from the clutches of an evil organization hell bent on World Domination while Dragon begins to adjust to life with his 'new' Jennifer and Angel

Vibe

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Page: 146

View: 573

Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.
Fiction

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 743

Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery – poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death – and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the kind and generous blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "all that Pip's nonsense". Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "All of one piece and consistently truthfull." During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to Great Expectations and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "a very fine, new and grotesque idea".
Fiction

Murder on the 14th

Author: William Tucker

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 555

Ballston Spa Country Club has commissioned one of its members to record the Club History for its 100th anniversary. The discovery of the club historian's corpse near the 14th hole of the golf course sets off a chain of events that has its roots in a multiple homicide twenty seven years earlier and thousands of miles away from Ballston Spa Country Club. Retired Private Eye Adam Godfree investigates the case for personal reasons and it isn't until the mysterious death of yet another club member that all is revealed in this tale of how adultery, blackmail, revenge, extortion and murder invades an idyllic, small town golf course near Saratoga Springs NY.
Art

Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master

Author: Heidi MacDonald

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 879

"Alfredo Alcala is one of the most disciplined and perceptive artists inking in comics. The years of distinguished work have earned Alfredo a special place in comics history." — Gil Kane. In the late 1960s, an extremely talented group of Filipino illustrators took the American comic book industry by storm — and the late Alfredo Alcala led the way, working for both Marvel and DC on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian and Batman. This unique work is loaded with amazing art and pointers on observational methods, composition, and other techniques. In addition to insightful interviews with Alcala, the book features pages from his groundbreaking masterwork, Voltar, which was hailed as a new concept in comic book form, an epic in narrative art, and a milestone in sequential art illustration. Students, professionals, teachers, and fans will treasure this inspiring volume and its insider's look at comic book artistry. "A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." — Rushford Public Library
Fiction

To the Grave

Author: Marc Lewallen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 366

Jacob Chamberlain's life is just the way he wants it: he plays drums in a successful rock band, goes out partying every weekend and never has trouble picking up a one night stand. It is only when his sweet and slightly naïve roommate Ben starts dating a sexy stranger new to Chicago that Jacob's life begins to get complicated. A powerful evil is stalking his friends a sinister and brutal force that leaves its decapitated victims drained of blood. As his world begins to break apart, the people Jacob thought he could count on are no longer there for him, disappearing one by one. Ben is moonstruck in love, unaware of the fact that his new romance seems too good to be true. With each reason Jacob discovers for not liking Ben's boyfriend, the closer he comes to revealing the deadly truth about him. Jacob must now find a way to put an end to the grisly murders in time to keep Ben from falling prey to a ruthless, centuries-old vampire.
Juvenile Fiction

Bad Luck

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 523

Reader, beware! This is a BAD book. A VERY BAD book that will bring you nothing but BAD LUCK. Luckily no one would want to read it as it is extremely BORING and contains NO ADVENTURE whatsoever. No magic. No betrayal. And NO DRAGONS. No flying dragons. No fire-breathing dragons. No dragon hunters. ABSOLUTELY NO DRAGONS. The only reason anyone would DARE read this book is if they are VERY BAD and never do what they’re told. And you always do what you’re told. Don’t you? "An unputdownable read with a very clever mix of suspense and humour" - Primary Times on Bad Magic, book one in The Bad Books series
Biography & Autobiography

Making Your Own Luck

Author: Fred Glass

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 962

One man's odyssey from skid row to rebuilding a major collegiate sports program. In Making Your Own Luck, former Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass recounts how even a self-described "knucklehead" learned to be prepared to recognize and seize opportunities and thus make his own luck through life. Growing up in a skid row bar, having an alcoholic father, struggling with anxiety and self-doubt, and making his share of stupid mistakes, Glass had much to contend with in early life. However, supported by socially enlightened parents, a Jesuit education, and his soulmate, Barbara, his odyssey has led him to serve a mayor, a governor, a senator, and even a president. With great humor and insightful reflection, Glass details how he helped keep the Colts in Indianapolis--he spearheaded a massive convention center expansion and the building of Lucas Oil Stadium and even helped to attract the Super Bowl to his hometown. Any of these accomplishments individually would be more than enough to call Glass's career a resounding success, but they were only the beginning. In the latest stage of his journey, Glass led the rebuilding of the athletic program of his beloved alma mater, Indiana University. Featuring a foreword from IU alumnus and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, Making Your Own Luck is a must-read not only for Indiana sports fans, but for anyone that recognizes the importance of preparation, opportunity and action in creating your own success.
American literature

Von Eierschwammerlhöhen zur D.H. Lawrence-Ranch

Author: Peter Pabisch

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 259

View: 618

Papers presented at the Literature Symposium in Taos Ski Valley 2007, includes only authors and artists who volunteered to contribute to this work.
Fiction

The Alpha’s Curvy Match 1-3 (Paranormal BBW Shape Shifter Romance)

Author: Alex Anders

Publisher: RateABull Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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The Sheikh was used to having everything his way. His associates were rich, and his women were thin and easy. He was the gorgeously built heir of royalty. He didn't see why he shouldn't get what he wanted. Jenny, on the other hand, lived in the real world. She was curvy, quick-witted and struggling to pay for college. She thought it would be a fun escape to go with her roommate to a Sheikh's party... but she had never met the Sheikh. When they met, the sparks flew immediately. The Sheikh had mistaken Jenny for one of his airheads and Jenny had to give him a quick introduction to what a real woman is like. He didn't like that so much. Their time together would have been brief if it wasn't for one thing; the Sheikh was a wolf shifter, and as a wolf, he had scratched Jenny. That presented a problem for the Sheikh. In order to keep his secret, his royal family made his victims "disappear". The Sheikh didn't like Jenny, but he didn't want that. So coming up with a compromise, he decides to watch Jenny to see if his scratch would turn her into a wolf. And offering her a high paying job that she can't refuse, he keeps her close enough to figure out if the virginal Jenny would have to die. Will Jenny turn into a wolf on the next full moon? Will the Sheikh let her die if she does? And will the two stop fighting with each other long enough to realize that they might be each other's perfect match? The clock is ticking for them to find out. 'THE ALPHA'S CURVY MATCH 1-3' is a limited time edition of the international bestselling series from author Alex Anders and is for those who love steamy shifter romances where a strong BBW bickers with their hot alpha male werewolf before potentially falling in love.
Biography & Autobiography

Cycling is My Life

Author: Tommy Simpson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 309

The cyclist Tom Simpson is a legend. The first British world champion, the first Briton to pull on the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France - he brought professional cycling to a nation and inspired generations of riders. His autobiography, Cycling is My Life, was written the year before he died tragically on the barren moonscape of Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour aged just twenty-nine. Forty years on, hundreds of fans still make the pilgrimage to the windswept memorial which marks the spot where he died. In an age where each Tour de France seems more blighted by scandal than the next, Simpson's story is as relevant now as it was then. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection from the British public for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life. First published in 1966, Simpson's autobiography is essential reading for every dedicated cycling fan and an engaging story of the life of an iconic sportsman.