Released on 2009-12-30Categories

Last Train Home

Last Train Home

Author: George Simonis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557096688

Category:

Page: 222

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A fond remembrance of a love affair that began in the suburbs of Chicago in the 1950's, and found new life as the two lovers found each other again.
Released on 2014-11-07Categories Fiction

The Last Train Home

The Last Train Home

Author: Terry Lance Franko

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496947314

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

View: 391

The Last Train Home uses a story line to take you on a journey through some of the various schemes of corruption that plagues the automobile industry on a daily basis; and talks about the greed that runs abound like a yellow fever with some of these shop owners. It continues to explain a few of their tactics which they use to exercise their self proclaimed license to steal from people and the insurance companies. It also mentions some of the dealings of the more reputable dealers. This book is an enjoyable read and closes with an ending that is neither foreseeable nor predictable.
Released on 2016-08-31Categories Poetry

HOW DEEP IS LOVE

HOW DEEP IS LOVE

Author: ALAN KEMP

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365367175

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 377

How deep is love is a poetic journey that tells of how a heart of stone can be made flesh when God gets to work, bringing forth tears of pain and of joy. Each poem displays my heart inside out for all to see, no holds barred, no censorship, no avoiding the issue or availing of the truth. Above all, I hope it conveys the reality of How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and that He is very, very much alive.
Released on 2015-12-22Categories Travel

Motions and Moments

Motions and Moments

Author: Michael Pronko

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 9781942410102

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 299

Motions and Moments: More Essays on TokyoMotions and Moments is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These 42 new essays burrow into the unique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its millions of inhabitants. Based on Pronko's 18 years living, teaching and writing in Tokyo, these essays on how Tokyoites work, dress, commute, eat and sleep are steeped in insights into the city's odd structures, intricate pleasures and engaging undertow. Included are essays on living to size and loving the crowd, on Tokyo's dizzying uncertainties and daily satisfactions, and on the 2011 earthquake. As in his first two books, this collection captures the ceaseless flow and passing flashes of life in biggest city in the world with gentle humor and rich detail. Praise for the first collection, Beauty and Chaos: Slices and Morsels of Tokyo Life:"e;A clear-eyed but affectionate portrait of a city that reaches beyond simple stereotypes. An elegantly written, precisely observed portrait of a Japanese city and its culture."e; Kirkus Reviews"e;Beauty and Chaos is a spectacular read. Its essays are long enough to be cohesive and provocative while remaining short and sweet. The collection is masterful and unique."e; Stephanie Chandler, SPR Review"e;He notices the kinds of things that might be taken for granted by the Japanese and overlooked entirely by visitors."e; Rebecca Foster, The BookbagGold Award First Place for Cultural Non-Fiction (Reader's Favorite Awards 2015)Gold Award (Non-Fiction Authors Association 2015)Praise for the second collection, Tokyo's Mystery Deepens: Essays on Tokyo:"e;As chapters flow through Tokyo cultural experiences, readers receive a rare glimpse of the structure and nature of Tokyo's underlying psyche. It's a powerful, intimate consideration of many aspects of Japanese culture."e; D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review"e;An insider's view of what life is really like in this pulsing, densely populated Asian metropolis...this little book of short, easy to read essays delivers to its readers an education."e; Vera A. Pereskokova Luxury Reading Blog"e;Could one have a better guide? Anyone planning to work and live in Tokyo for a period of time will find Pronko indispensable."e; BookReview.com"e;Tokyo's Mystery Deepens is so much more than just a guidebook to Tokyo...it actually plunges into the minuscule details of what it is like to be a Tokyoite."e; OnlineBookClub.orgGold Award for Creative Non-Fiction (eLit Awards 2015)Silver Award for Travel Essay (eLit Award 2015)
Released on 2018-12-04Categories Medical

Insight into Piece

Insight into Piece

Author: Kevin Raftery

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789016291

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 247

Crafted entirely by the author (not a ghost writer), Insight into Piece by Kevin Raftery is an interesting, original and sharp-witted collection of articles, with a few unusual short stories thrown in for good measure. Comprising a variety of styles and genres encompassing local, national and international themes, the pieces appeal to all age groups and range from the factual, the psychological, the political, the insightful, the social and the critical. Written over a seven-year period (2011-2018) barring one or two exceptions, Kevin expertly focuses the critical spotlight on the institutions that govern us, simultaneously recording important socio-historical facts of the time, sometimes controversially. All the events catalogued proffer an entertaining twist to reading proceedings. This includes the fascinating fly on wall Inside O’Connor series which documents real life in rehab for those predisposed to addiction problems. Covering topics including human nature, disability, travel, addiction and mental health, Insight into Piece contains over 140 articles each written in Kevin’s ‘unheard’ but distinct narrative voice.
Released on Categories Travel

Kyoto Travel Guide 2022

Kyoto Travel Guide 2022

Author: T Turner

Publisher: T Turner

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 214

The Kyoto 2022 Travel Guide is the most up-to-date, reliable and complete guide to this wonderful place. Travelers will find everything they need for an unforgettable visit presented in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Includes quick information on planning a visit, navigating the location, experiencing Japanese culture and exploring the beauty of Kyoto. Also includes a Japanese phrasebook to help you communicate with the locals. Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes, and geisha, female entertainers often found in the Gion district.
Released on 2014-09-11Categories Social Science

Subaltern China

Subaltern China

Author: Wanning Sun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442236783

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 373

In this book, Wanning Sun illuminates the harsh reality of inequality and discrimination that China’s rural migrant workers face every day, and how these workers use available media to negotiate these injustices. This book is essential reading for all concerned with the growing use of media in the cultural politics of our highly digitalized world.
Released on 2011-12-06Categories Performing Arts

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2012

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2012

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449408138

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 794

View: 665

A collection of reviews from the past 30 months by the influential Pulitzer Prize-winning critic includes such entries as an interview with Justin Timberlake, a tribute to Blake Edward and an essay on the Oscars. Original.
Released on 2012-12-04Categories Performing Arts

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2013

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449423117

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 792

View: 910

Roger Ebert’s “criticism shows a nearly unequaled grasp of film history and technique, and formidable intellectual range. . . .” —New York Times Pulitzer Prize–winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 600 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, tributes, and journal entries inside Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2013. It includes every movie review Ebert has written from January 2010 to July 2012. Also included in the Yearbook: —In-depth interviews with newsmakers and celebrities —Tributes to those in the film industry who have passed away recently —Essays on the Oscars, reports from the Toronto Film Festival, and entries into Ebert's Little Movie Glossary
Released on 2017-10-02Categories Social Science

Screening China's Soft Power

Screening China's Soft Power

Author: Paola Voci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317209430

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 794

Promoting China's cultural soft power by disseminating modern Chinese values is one of the policies of President Xi Jinping. Although, it is usually understood as a top-down initiative, implemented willingly or unwillingly by writers, filmmakers, artists, and so on, and often manifesting itself in clumsy and awkward ways, for example, the concept of "the Chinese dream," intended to rival and perhaps appeal more strongly than "the American dream," modern Chinese values are in fact put forward in many ways by many different cultural actors. Through analyses of film festivals, CCTV, Confucius Institutes, auteurs, blockbusters, reality TV, and online digital cultures, this book exposes the limitations of China's officially promoted soft power in both conception and practice, and proposes a pluralistic approach to understanding Chinese soft power in local, regional, and transnational contexts. As such, the book demonstrates the limitations of existing theories of soft power, and argues that the US-derived concept of soft power can benefit from being examined from a China perspective.