Such A Rush

Author: Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451658052
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Such A Rush. A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers. When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly. Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip. But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky. By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they're determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

Rush And Philosophy

Author: Jim Berti
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697294
Size: 61.69 MB
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Rush And Philosophy. The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movie I Love You Man. Their seven-part song “2112” was included in a version of “Guitar Hero” released in 2010. The group even appeared on The Colbert Report. Even legendary trios such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Police don’t enjoy the commitment and devotion that Rush’s fans lavish on Alex, Geddy, and Neil. In part, this is because Rush is equally devoted to its fans. Since their first album in 1974, they have released 18 additional albums and toured the world following nearly every release. Today, when other 70s-bands have either broken up or become nostalgia acts, Rush continues to sell out arenas and amphitheatres and sell albums—to date Rush has sold over 40 million albums. They are ranked fourth after The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums by a rock band. Rush’s success is also due to its intellectual approach to music and sound. The concept album 2112 made Rush a world-class band and cemented its reputation as the thinking-person’s progressive rock trio. Rush’s interest in political philosophy, mind-control, the nature of free-will, of individuality, and our relationship to machines makes Rush a band that matters and which speaks to its fans directly and honestly like no other. Lyricist Niel Peart has even built a following by writing books, both about his motorcycle travels and about the tragic death of his daughter, which have only furthered the respect Rush’s fans have for (arguably) rock’s greatest drummer and lyricist. Fiercely independent of trends, Rush has maintained a clear mission and purpose throughout their career. With the unique “Rush sound,” the band has been able to blend thought-provoking lyrics and music for almost four decades. The Rush style of music can trigger the unusual combination of air-drumming, air-guitar, singing along, and fist-pumping, just as much as it can thoughtful reflection and deep thinking, making Rush “The Thinking Man’s Band.” Rush and Philosophy does not set out to sway the public’s opinion, nor is it an awkward gushing of how much the authors love Rush. Rush and Philosophy is a fascinating look at the music and lyrics of the band, setting out to address thought-provoking questions. For example, elements of philosophical thinking from the likes of Jean Paul-Sartre, Ayn Rand, and Plato can be found in Peart’s lyrics; does this make Peart a disciple of philosophy? In what ways has technology influenced the band through the decades? Can there be too much technology for a power-trio? Can listening to Rush’s music and lyrics lead listeners to think more clearly, responsibly, and happily? Is the band’s music a “pleasant distraction” from the singing of Geddy Lee? In what ways is Rush Canadian? How can a band that has been referred to as “right-wing” also criticize big government, religion, and imperialism? Rush and Philosophy is written by an assortment of philosophers and scholars with eclectic and diverse backgrounds who love Rush’s music and who “get” the meaning and importance of it. They discuss Rush with the enthusiasm of fan. The book will be a must-read for the many fans who have long known that Rush deserves as much respect as the ideas, concepts, and puzzles about human existence they write and compose music about.

Such Wicked Intent

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442403209
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Such Wicked Intent. Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Printz Honor–winner Kenneth Oppel that is “every bit as thrilling and engaging” (VOYA) as This Dark Endeavor. When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.

Afroasian Encounters

Author: Heike Raphael-Hernandez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814776906
Size: 58.19 MB
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Afroasian Encounters. With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters is the first anthology to look at the mutual influence of and relationships between members of the African and Asian diasporas. While these two groups have often been thought of as occupying incommensurate, if not opposing, cultural and political positions, scholars from history, literature, media, and the visual arts here trace their interconnections and interactions, as well as the tensions between the two groups that sometimes arise. AfroAsian Encounters probes beyond popular culture to trace the historical lineage of these coalitions from the late nineteenth century to the present. A foreword by Vijay Prashad sets the volume in the context of the Bandung conference half a century ago, and an afterword by Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the history of Japanese jazz composers to the current popularity of black/Asian “buddy films” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into studies of race and ethnicity and a crucial look at the shifting meaning of race in the twenty-first century.

Real Life Real Love

Author: Albert Cutie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101148497
Size: 54.66 MB
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Real Life Real Love. Lovingly dubbed "Father Oprah," he is renowned for his sensitive, practical advice. Now, Father Albert Cuti? offers guidance on how couples can overcome problems and strengthen their love and commitment. Real Life, Real Love reveals the joy of-and seven paths to-developing real relationships. For couples seeking to heal their rifts or strengthen their bonds, this insightful guide will point them toward long, meaningful relationships.

Escape Faith And Courage Of Lou Bertha Flanagan

Author: Mable Lee Cooper
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440131457
Size: 79.48 MB
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Escape Faith And Courage Of Lou Bertha Flanagan. FAITH AND COURAGE OF LOU BERTHA FLANAGAN RAISED IN THE RED CLAY HILLS OF NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI A WOMAN PROPHET OF GOD, CALLED TO MINISTER, FROM A YOUNG CHILD. PROPHECY!!! THAT WHISKEY WON'T HELP YOU, REPENT!!!!! PROPHECY!!!! YOU'RE UNDER GOD'S CHASTISEMENT! HE'S NOT HERE FOR LONG!!!! IF YOU DON'T TAKE THAT BOY TO A DOCTOR, HE'LL BE DEAD IN THE MORNING!!!! PROPHECY!!!!!!! GET RIGHT WITH GOD; YOU'LL DIE IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT!!!!!!!! HEART SPECIALIST, DOCTORS, SAYS TO HER, YOU HAVE AN ASD, HOW BIG????? THE SIZE OF A HALF OF A DOLLAR, AND WE CAN'T FIX IT, !!!!!!! ????? !!!!! WAS SHE SHOCKED????? NOT THE LEAST!!!! BY FAITH IN JESUS, SHE SAYS, THERE'S NOTHING MY GOD CAN'T TAKE CARE OF, !!!! HER FAMILY WANTS TO KNOW, HOW LONG CAN SHE LIVE WITH THIS????? A DAY, A WEEK, OR A YEAR, BECAUSE EVERYDAY SHE HAS BEEN LIVING, IS A MIRACLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO, WE DON'T WANT HER HEART SHOCKED!!!!!!!! SHE COULD DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BATTLE RAGES ON, SHE HAS ASSURANCE IN GOD, AND PUTS HER COMPLETE TRUST IN HIM. WHILE, SOME OF HER FAMILY'S URGES HER, TOO OFTEN, TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION, BUT BY THE POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY, SHE HELD ONTO HER FAITH AND TO HER GOD -------- JESUS CHRIST....................... A-men.

American Music

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu
ISBN:
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American Music. The music of the United States is so cool! It reflects the country’s multicultural population through a diverse array of styles. Rock and roll, hip hop, country, rhythm and blues, and jazz are among the country’s most internationally renowned genres. Since the beginning of the 20th century, popular recorded music from the United States has become increasingly known across the world, to the point where some forms of American popular music is listened to almost everywhere. A history and an introduction in the ethnic music in the United States, American Indian music, classical music, folk music, hip hop, march music, popular music, patriotic music, as well as the American pop, rock, barbershop music, bluegrass music, blues, bounce music, Doo-wop, gospel, heavy metal, jazz, R&B, and the North American Western music.

I Left My Husband For The Au Pair

Author: Michele Macfarlane
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1783063734
Size: 61.99 MB
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I Left My Husband For The Au Pair. I left my husband for the au pair is the fascinating autobiographical account of a British wife and mother whose life is turned upside down when she meets and falls in love with her au pair after an adventurous move to South Africa. Returning to her roots was always part of the plan but Michele never anticipated what might happen when she got there. Michele Macfarlane was born in South Africa in 1968 and moved to the UK when she was 14 years old. This memoir delves into the issues that are faced during the process of ‘coming out’ and explores the emotional landscape of lesbian women as they explore and come to terms with, their sexuality. Michele met her husband in Coventry where she attended drama college. At the age of 24, she became a full-time mother and home educator. After their third child was born, the happily married couple decided to embark on a new adventure that would take them to Cape Town, South Africa. Though the move was just what the family needed, caring for her children became more difficult when she was diagnosed with the degenerative eye disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa which causes tunnel vision, headaches and eventual blindness. As her visual impairment worsened with age, Michele appointed an au pair to assist with driving and childcare. She believed that falling madly in love, even when the act of loving itself risked everything, could happen to anyone – but she never expected it to happen to her... This book, bravely written with raw honesty, is a candid memoir of how two women found each other at an inopportune time in both of their lives. The author speaks directly and openly about her erotic self-disovery as she explains how their blossoming romance was shocking news to be received by their family and friends. Michele Macfarlane has been inspired by a number of different authors including Ben Elton, Melinda Furguson and Ali Smith. Author, Marianne Keyes has also been an inspiration to Michele’s writing style with her ability to convey people’s emotions with such vivid imagery. I left my husband for the au pair is a true story that will appeal to anyone intrigued by alternate sexual orientations and those that have experienced divorce, midlife-crisis and love. Michele is an advocate and ambassador for Retina South Africa. After successfully following her heart, Michele is now divorced from her husband but remains in Cape Town with her partner and four children.

Studies In Bird Migration

Author: William Eagle Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108066976
Size: 25.16 MB
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Studies In Bird Migration. First published in 1912, this two-volume work on bird migration throughout the British Isles includes maps, weather charts and photographs.

Measuring Quality

Author: Roswitha Poll
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783598220333
Size: 46.79 MB
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Measuring Quality. The first edition of this handbook appeared in 1996 and dealt with academic libraries. It gained wide acceptance and was translated into five other languages. After ten years the new edition widens the perspective to public libraries and adds indicators for electronic services and cost-effectiveness. The handbook has been considerably enlarged, from 17 to 40 indicators. It gives practical help by showing examples of possible results for each indicator. The handbook is intended as practical instrument for the evaluation of library services. Although it aims specifically at academic and public libraries, most indicators will also apply to all other types of libraries.