Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. On these pages, fans of Michael Parenti's insightful political and historical writings are given a revealing picture of his early years as a youth in New York's East Harlem, along with some of the influences that helped shape his lifelong commitment to activism and social justice. Written with style and dash, WAITING FOR YESTERDAY is devilishly enjoyable and sometimes very touching. It provides delightful vignettes about growing up in a three-generation, working-class, Italian family, along with the amusing predicaments of a street kid's life. The book offers a cast of diverse and colorful characters, brought to life on the gritty streets where Parenti played as a boy, set against a backdrop of impoverished tenements, stoops, punitive classrooms, and a neighborhood church with its ornate celestial offerings. This book is graced with both vivid imagery and sharp political observation. Parenti challenges many of the stereotypes faced by Italian Americans and other ethnic groups. Here is a story that is both personal and broad-ranging, often sweet and occasionally bitter, the human comedy at its best.
Even war won't stop her chasing her dream Shirley Downs has always known she was no ordinary girl. But when she enters and wins a singing contest, she begins to realise that her talent is really something special. However, it is 1941, and a career on the stage comes second place to rationing and bomb threats. Nevertheless, Shirley is determined to succeed, and no-one will get in her way... Waiting for Yesterday is the third of the Holidays at Home books, a captivating series of wartime sagas from the much-loved author Grace Thompson.
James and Katie Falcon are astonished when a Time Ship appears in the cellar with their long-deceased ancestor Captain Horatio Falcon at the helm. The Ship includes a fresh food supply of two cows. Pandemonium breaks out when Great-Aunt Dorothea is faced with a cow in her lounge. The spooked second cow stumbles into the Time Ship’s controls, despatching the Ship into the past at ‘Lost Island’. But it is swarming with bloodthirsty treasure-seeking pirates and the crew’s odds of survival appear impossible. Then the youngsters discover the Time Ship’s mysterious source of power and the odds of their survival and their future change spectacularly.
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