Pdf ebook: The Paperboy

Pdf download ebook The Paperboy

Summary: Bestselling author Dav Pilkey\'s timeless Caldecott Honor book about a boy, his dog, and the solitude they share before the world wakes up, now in a vibran

  • Author :
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545356792
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1275
  • Downloads: 1275
  • GET BOOK

Description: Bestselling author Dav Pilkey's timeless Caldecott Honor book about a boy, his dog, and the solitude they share before the world wakes up, now in a vibrantly remastered jacketed hardcover edition. In the still before dawn, while the rest of the world is sleeping, a boy and his dog leave the comfort of their warm bed to deliver newspapers. As the boy pedals his bike along a route he knows by heart, his dog runs by his side, both enjoying a world that, before sunrise, belongs only to them.Acclaimed author and artist Dav Pilkey celebrates the beauty found in silence and the peace that comes from being with a beloved friend in this newly remastered edition of his timeless, Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.


Pdf ebook: The Paperboy

Pdf download ebook The Paperboy

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The N

  • Author : Pete Dexter
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0307785599
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1094
  • Downloads: 1094
  • GET BOOK

Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The New York Times Book Review The sun is rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call is found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck is tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She’s armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free—and meet—her convicted “fiancé.” With Ward’s disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida’s back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news. Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman Praise for The Paperboy “Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America’s most original and elegiac voices.”—People “Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal.”—Time “A wise and fascinating tale well told.”—Entertainment Weekly


Pdf ebook: Paperboy

Pdf download ebook Paperboy

Summary: *"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Becau

  • Author : Vince Vawter
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0307975053
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1512
  • Downloads: 1512
  • GET BOOK

Description: *"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred "An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt and Mr. Terupt Falls Again This Newbery Honor winner is perfect for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King’s Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes of age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life. Little Man throws the meanest fastball in town. But talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering—not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he’s not exactly looking forward to interacting with the customers. But it’s the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, who stirs up real trouble in Little Man’s life. A Newbery Honor Award Winner An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book An IRA Children’s and Young Adults’ Choice An IRA Teachers’ Choice A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year A National Parenting Publications Award Honor Book A BookPage Best Children’s Book An ABC New Voices Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Recording An ALA-YALSA Amazing Audiobook A Mississippi Magnolia State Award List Selection “[Vawter’s] characterization of Little Man feels deeply authentic, with . . . his fierce desire to be ‘somebody instead of just a kid who couldn’t talk right.’” —The Washington Post “Paperboy offers a penetrating look at both the mystery and the daily frustrations of stuttering. People of all ages will appreciate this positive and universal story.” —Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation of America *“[A] tense, memorable story.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “An engaging and heartfelt presentation that never whitewashes the difficult time and situation as Little Man comes of age.” —Kirkus Reviews “Vawter portrays a protagonist so true to a disability that one cannot help but empathize with the difficult world of a stutterer.” —School Library Journal


Pdf ebook: A Paperboy's Fable

Pdf download ebook A Paperboy's Fable

Summary: A young man learns that there is more to being successful than the bottom line. A Paperboy's Fable is a concise, entertaining fable that makes revolutionar

  • Author : Deep Patel
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • ISBN: 1682610055
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1128
  • Downloads: 1128
  • GET BOOK

Description: A young man learns that there is more to being successful than the bottom line. A Paperboy's Fable is a concise, entertaining fable that makes revolutionary points using age old principles. Whether someone is opening a lemonade stand or leading a startup software company, the 11 Principles of Success make A Paperboy's Fable a timeless tale that is as fresh as it is universal. A Paperboy's Fable also features interviews with many professors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s and General David Petraeus.


Pdf ebook: The Paper Boy

Pdf download ebook The Paper Boy

Summary: Albert Sparks Jr. was born in 1929, the only child of Albert and Mamie Sparks. The Sparkses were good people, non-educated, and much influenced by the sout

  • Author : Sonny Allen
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1491819553
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1779
  • Downloads: 1779
  • GET BOOK

Description: Albert Sparks Jr. was born in 1929, the only child of Albert and Mamie Sparks. The Sparkses were good people, non-educated, and much influenced by the southern rural, fundamentalist Protestant Church. Two years later, in early Depression times, they built a small brick home in Bodenheimer, a community about 10 miles from Winston-Salem, NC. Albert Jr. was reared in that home-centered, church focused environment, and at age 10 he became a member of Royal Ambassadors, a boys organization at Bodenheimer Baptist. Still a member even now, his leader is a maudlin, highly emotional lady, a teary and true daughter of the Lord. And then, a fellow RA offered him the opportunity to become a paperboy. A new life began! Albert Jr. had a route of 65 Bodenheimer customers, more or less. Every afternoon on his rounds he heard stories...Calvin Butner and his bootlegging, hauling white likker in a Nehi drink truck; Hub and Estelle Doty and their marital problems, and their strange succession of partners. Some stories have follow-up chapters, such as the German POW who walked away from a work detail. A key to the stories is Wellman’s Store, where Albert Jr. meets the truck with his daily bundle of Tribunes. Every day he talks with Cece and Ella Mae Wellman about war news, and he hears gossip from the Ladies News Table. Most chapters have the date and a few headlines from that day’s paper. In the final chapter, on the night of V-J Day, he met “the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen”, 15 years old, and ‘so-o-o soft’. Actually, she’s the RA leader’s niece. And they celebrated V-J Night, or at least they started. “I prob’ly won’t go back to RA’s.”


Pdf ebook: The Paperboy

Pdf download ebook The Paperboy

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The N

  • Author : Pete Dexter
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0307785599
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1461
  • Downloads: 1461
  • GET BOOK

Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An eerie and beautiful novel . . . Its secrets continue to reveal themselves long after the book has been finished.”—The New York Times Book Review The sun is rising over Moat County, Florida, when Sheriff Thurmond Call is found on the highway, gutted like an alligator. A local redneck is tried, sentenced, and set to fry. Then Ward James, hotshot investigative reporter for the Miami Times, returns to his rural hometown with a death row femme fatale who promises him the story of the decade. She’s armed with explosive evidence, aiming to free—and meet—her convicted “fiancé.” With Ward’s disillusioned younger brother Jack as their driver, they barrel down Florida’s back roads and seamy places in search of The Story, racing flat out into a shocking head-on collision between character and fate as truth takes a back seat to headline news. Now a major motion picture directed by Lee Daniels starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, David Oyelowo, and Macy Gray, with John Cusack and Nicole Kidman Praise for The Paperboy “Dexter is a writer who cuts to the bone. There is not a spare word in this searing tale. . . . A bravura performance by one of America’s most original and elegiac voices.”—People “Hip, hard-boiled and filled with memorable eccentrics . . . The Paperboy burns with the phosphorescent atmosphere of betrayal.”—Time “A wise and fascinating tale well told.”—Entertainment Weekly


Pdf ebook: The Paperboy

Pdf download ebook The Paperboy

Summary: Young Dmytro had an idea! He would set out to write the words of God on cardstock, then fold the paper into perfect planes and fly them out into the world.

  • Author : J.G. Kelly
  • Publisher: Word Alive Press
  • ISBN: 1486621309
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 24
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1908
  • Downloads: 1908
  • GET BOOK

Description: Young Dmytro had an idea! He would set out to write the words of God on cardstock, then fold the paper into perfect planes and fly them out into the world. Dmytro imagined all the places his paper planes would travel. Will these special messages of hope bring encouragement to other children?


Pdf ebook: The Paperboy

Pdf download ebook The Paperboy

Summary: Bestselling author Dav Pilkey's timeless Caldecott Honor book about a boy, his dog, and the solitude they share before the world wakes up, now in a vibrant

  • Author : Dav Pilkey
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545356792
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1575
  • Downloads: 1575
  • GET BOOK

Description: Bestselling author Dav Pilkey's timeless Caldecott Honor book about a boy, his dog, and the solitude they share before the world wakes up, now in a vibrantly remastered jacketed hardcover edition. In the still before dawn, while the rest of the world is sleeping, a boy and his dog leave the comfort of their warm bed to deliver newspapers. As the boy pedals his bike along a route he knows by heart, his dog runs by his side, both enjoying a world that, before sunrise, belongs only to them.Acclaimed author and artist Dav Pilkey celebrates the beauty found in silence and the peace that comes from being with a beloved friend in this newly remastered edition of his timeless, Caldecott Honor-winning picture book.


Pdf ebook: Rain

Pdf download ebook Rain

Summary: RAIN is the first business parable written by bestselling business book author Jeffrey J. Fox. The parable follows a young New England paperboy, named Rain

  • Author : Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470448144
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 303
  • Downloads: 303
  • GET BOOK

Description: RAIN is the first business parable written by bestselling business book author Jeffrey J. Fox. The parable follows a young New England paperboy, named Rain, as he learns the business of being in business and quickly becomes the best paperboy in town. Through a series of humorous poignant vignettes, Jeff illustrates forty "rainmaker" business lessons that can be applied to not only paperboys, but anyone in business and sales. Rain's time as a paperboy proves to be just as valuable as getting an MBA. As with Jossey-Bass' popular Lencioni business fables, the format for Rain includes an actionable business model at the end of the book with instant takeaways and practical advice.


Pdf ebook: The Paperboy's War

Pdf download ebook The Paperboy's War

Summary: 'I reckon throwing that rock through the window of Phelan's butcher shop was one of the best things I ever did. But I didn't think so at the time ...' So b

  • Author : Ted Egan
  • Publisher: Kerr Publishing
  • ISBN: 1925283887
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 620
  • Downloads: 620
  • GET BOOK

Description: 'I reckon throwing that rock through the window of Phelan's butcher shop was one of the best things I ever did. But I didn't think so at the time ...' So begins the Ted Egan story. Old Phelan presented Ted's mother with a bill: TO WINDOW BROKEN BY TEDDY EGAN £5 5s 0d. Ted was going to have to find the money. He got it as a paperboy, shouting 'Herooda paper!' on street corners. Jumping on and off the No. 20 tram rattling out of the city of Melbourne into Coburg. Ducking back to the newsagency to get a Women's Weekly for a woman in the Ladies' lounge of Brown's Hotel. In The Paperboy's War the well-known outback folklorist, singer, songwriter, historian, and television presenter recalls his early days, his priestly vocation, the warmth of family life, the agony of puberty, and Melbourne in the 1940s. A great and terrible war raged, but here we see it from a unique perspective: the paperboy. At home the Yanks were taking over leafy Parkville, the dance floors and the women's hearts. Even - black Yanks! Nights at home would be spent tracing the exploits of brave Timoshenko at Stalingrad, speculating on how 'people who live in paper houses' like the Japanese couldn't cause too much trouble, and gaining an encyclopedic knowledge of divisional shoulder patches, enemy aircraft silhouettes and the classes of warships. Ted Egan rekindles the pride Australians felt for 'the Rats' at Tobruk and those who slugged it out on the Kokoda Trail. But life and dreams go on, war or no war. Every schoolday the excruciatingly beautiful Norma would hop on the tram at The Grove. Br. 'Slick' Edwards at the Christian Brothers would read Man Shy and there arouse a love of words. The return of cousin Frank, the bronzed Anzac from the Middle East, provided a role model. Aunt Mary's tales of the Murchison Goldfields stirred a wish to travel. And there was cousin Bill, who had run away to sea at 15, travelled the world and experienced the war at close quarters. He came back wearing Italian suits and gave the young Ted an idea. He too would be a sailor. Ted would leave Melbourne and go to Brazil, via Darwin. Ted Egan was born in Melbourne and spent the first sixteen years of his life there, the years covered by this book, the first of three telling of his life. He intended to drop in on the Northern Territorians for a month before going off to become a gaucho in South America, but ended up staying in the Territory for more than 40 years. Ted Egan studied under lamplight in the outback, gaining a BA from ANU. He is working on a post-graduate historical account of the clash between Aboriginal and western culture when a group of Japanese fishermen and a white policeman were speared to death in 1932. He learned two Aboriginal languages and has taught Aboriginal Studies at Alice Springs High School. He performs, writes, sings and records his own songs, and collects and records others. He is a television presenter and writer. He is a member of the Prime Minister's Reconciliation Council. Awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 1993 for 'services to the Aboriginal community and contribution to the literary heritage of Australia through song and verse', he lives and works in Alice Springs.


Pdf ebook: Copyboy

Pdf download ebook Copyboy

Summary: In the sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning novel Paperboy, Victor Vollmer sets off to fulfill a final request of Mr. Spiro, the aging neighbor who became h

  • Author : Vince Vawter
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1684460204
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1059
  • Downloads: 1059
  • GET BOOK

Description: In the sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning novel Paperboy, Victor Vollmer sets off to fulfill a final request of Mr. Spiro, the aging neighbor who became his friend and mentor. Now a few years older and working as a newspaper copyboy, Victor plans to spread Mr. Spiros ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi River as the former merchant marine wished. But the journey will not be a simple one. Victor will confront a strange and threatening world, and when his abilities and confidence get put to the test, hell lean on a fascinating girl named Philomene for help. Together theyll venture toward the place where river meets sea, and theyll race to evade Hurricane Betsy as it bears down.


Pdf ebook: Paperboy

Pdf download ebook Paperboy

Summary: Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as

  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030742720X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1844
  • Downloads: 1844
  • GET BOOK

Description: Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York–a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets–he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in practical engineering. Petroksi’s paper was The Long Island Press, whose headlines ran to COP SAVES OLD WOMAN FROM THUG and DiMAG SAYS BUMS CAN’T WIN SERIES. Folding it into a tube suitable for throwing was an exercise in post-Euclidean geometry. Maintaining a Schwinn revealed volumes about mechanics. Reading Paperboy, we also learn about the hazing rituals of its namesakes, the aesthetics of kitchen appliances, and the delicate art of penny-pitching. With gratifying reflections on these and other lessons of a bygone era–lessons about diligence, labor, and community-mindedness–Paperboy is a piece of Americana to cherish and reread.


Pdf ebook: Seriously, Norman!

Pdf download ebook Seriously, Norman!

Summary: Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka's dazzling fiction debut. Now that the whole thing is over (and we all survived!), I can tell you what happened.

  • Author : Chris Raschka
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545388465
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 803
  • Downloads: 803
  • GET BOOK

Description: Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka's dazzling fiction debut. Now that the whole thing is over (and we all survived!), I can tell you what happened. Picture this for a second. Rock wall six inches on my left. Sheer cliff hundreds of feet down on my right, my best friend Norman in front of me, mumbling something, and my mom behind me saying, "Step, step, step." EEEEEEYAAAAAH! Next time my mom bugs me about sitting in front of the computer too much, I'm going to say, "Thanks, I prefer it where the near-death experiences are virtual!" No, seriously, this story is about Norman and about how he grows and learns stuff. Uses his imagination. Observes things. Like his dad, who is so devoted to . . . money! Like how his dad is mixed up with weird creeps of the underworld. All over the world! Why, why are grown-ups so insane? That's exactly the question that Norman, Anna and Emma (the twins), and I, Leonard, try to answer. And with the help of Norman's new tutor, Balthazar Birdsong (also fairly nuts), we nearly do it, too. Praise for SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK "Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of thinking outside the box."--KIRKUS REVIEWS "This rousing tale contains strong wordplay and a lot of humor."--HORN BOOK "A visual, loopy, absurdist experience."--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Pdf ebook: A Paperboy's Fable

Pdf download ebook A Paperboy's Fable

Summary: A young man learns that there is more to being successful than the bottom line. A Paperboy's Fable is a concise, entertaining fable that makes revolutionar

  • Author : Deep Patel
  • Publisher: Post Hill Press
  • ISBN: 1682610055
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1461
  • Downloads: 1461
  • GET BOOK

Description: A young man learns that there is more to being successful than the bottom line. A Paperboy's Fable is a concise, entertaining fable that makes revolutionary points using age old principles. Whether someone is opening a lemonade stand or leading a startup software company, the 11 Principles of Success make A Paperboy's Fable a timeless tale that is as fresh as it is universal. A Paperboy's Fable also features interviews with many professors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s and General David Petraeus.


Pdf ebook: Mr. Terupt Falls Again

Pdf download ebook Mr. Terupt Falls Again

Summary: The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to. One teacher ch

  • Author : Rob Buyea
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0375989102
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 907
  • Downloads: 907
  • GET BOOK

Description: The kids and teacher of Because of Mr. Terupt are back in this warm-hearted sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to. One teacher changed their lives. Now the class will need to change his. Mr. Terupt’s class is spending one more year with him before they graduate and head off to junior high. But for seven students, sixth grade comes with its own set of challenges. Peter's parents expect him to attend private school after sixth-grade, but Peter has plans to stay right where he is. Eager to grow up, Alexia gets in over her head with some older kids. Danielle suspects that her family is keeping a secret from her, and she's determined to find out what it is. Jeffrey makes a life-changing discovery. Curious about her teacher's past, Jessica uncovers startling details about Mr. Terupt. Anna finally decides she's ready for the truth about her absent dad. And Luke's keen observations lead to questions with unexpected answers. It's a roller coaster of a year as Mr. Terupt helps his students be the best they can be—and enlists their help to pull off an extra-special project. But are happy endings on the horizon? Or will everyone fall all over again? Spend more time at Snow Hill School with Because of Mr. Terupt and Saving Mr. Terupt! And don't miss the conclusion to the series, Goodbye, Mr. Terupt, coming soon! "A skillful meshing of characters and story lines makes for another great read."--School Library Journal


Pdf ebook: Paperboy

Pdf download ebook Paperboy

Summary: Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as

  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 030742720X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 829
  • Downloads: 829
  • GET BOOK

Description: Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York–a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets–he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in practical engineering. Petroksi’s paper was The Long Island Press, whose headlines ran to COP SAVES OLD WOMAN FROM THUG and DiMAG SAYS BUMS CAN’T WIN SERIES. Folding it into a tube suitable for throwing was an exercise in post-Euclidean geometry. Maintaining a Schwinn revealed volumes about mechanics. Reading Paperboy, we also learn about the hazing rituals of its namesakes, the aesthetics of kitchen appliances, and the delicate art of penny-pitching. With gratifying reflections on these and other lessons of a bygone era–lessons about diligence, labor, and community-mindedness–Paperboy is a piece of Americana to cherish and reread.


Pdf ebook: The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Pdf download ebook The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Summary: From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle o

  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Anchor Canada
  • ISBN: 0307373622
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 799
  • Downloads: 799
  • GET BOOK

Description: From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language, a vivid, nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the middle of the United States in the middle of the last century. A book that delivers on the promise that it is “laugh-out-loud funny.” Some say that the first hints that Bill Bryson was not of Planet Earth came from his discovery, at the age of six, of a woollen jersey of rare fineness. Across the moth-holed chest was a golden thunderbolt. It may have looked like an old college football sweater, but young Bryson knew better. It was obviously the Sacred Jersey of Zap, and proved that he had been placed with this innocuous family in the middle of America to fly, become invisible, shoot guns out of people’s hands from a distance, and wear his underpants over his jeans in the manner of Superman. Bill Bryson’s first travel book opened with the immortal line, “I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.” In this hilarious new memoir, he travels back to explore the kid he once was and the weird and wonderful world of 1950s America. He modestly claims that this is a book about not very much: about being small and getting much larger slowly. But for the rest of us, it is a laugh-out-loud book that will speak volumes – especially to anyone who has ever been young.


Pdf ebook: The Worst Paperboy in the World

Pdf download ebook The Worst Paperboy in the World

Summary: It was 1970, and indeed there was "bad news on the doorstep". I was freezing to death! Whoever said there was money in being a paperboy had certainly misle

  • Author : Vince Iuliano
  • Publisher: Booktango
  • ISBN: 146895279X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 1
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1621
  • Downloads: 1621
  • GET BOOK

Description: It was 1970, and indeed there was "bad news on the doorstep". I was freezing to death! Whoever said there was money in being a paperboy had certainly misled me!


Pdf ebook: The Monsters We Make

Pdf download ebook The Monsters We Make

Summary: For fans of Rene Denfeld and Shari Lapena comes a rich, atmospheric family drama set in the 1980's following the disappearances of two paperboys from a sma

  • Author : Kali White
  • Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
  • ISBN: 1643853899
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 843
  • Downloads: 843
  • GET BOOK

Description: For fans of Rene Denfeld and Shari Lapena comes a rich, atmospheric family drama set in the 1980's following the disappearances of two paperboys from a small midwestern town. It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing. Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret. Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship - and a ticket out of their small Iowa town. Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons. Told through interwoven perspectives--and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980's--The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and sometimes, even themselves.


Pdf ebook: Invitation to Biblical Preaching

Pdf download ebook Invitation to Biblical Preaching

Summary: Written in a conversational style with profuse examples to illustrate all concepts, "Invitation to Biblical Preaching" takes the reader step-by-step throug

  • Author :
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic
  • ISBN: 082549611X
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 375
  • Language: English
  • Views: 388
  • Downloads: 388
  • GET BOOK

Description: Written in a conversational style with profuse examples to illustrate all concepts, "Invitation to Biblical Preaching" takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process of preparing a biblical message, from studying a passage with skill and integrity to delivering a message with persuasion, accuracy, passion, and relevance. An experienced pastor and homiletics professor, Donald Sunukjian provides budding pastors with wise counsel that is sure to stay with them throughout their ministries.


Pdf ebook: How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business

Pdf download ebook How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business

Summary: Ever dream of starting your own business? According to USA Today, more than 47 million people want to own their own businesses and over 20 million actually

  • Author : Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 1401399649
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1070
  • Downloads: 1070
  • GET BOOK

Description: Ever dream of starting your own business? According to USA Today, more than 47 million people want to own their own businesses and over 20 million actually do. In How to Make Big Money in Your Own Small Business, bestselling business author Jeffrey Fox offers sound rules to succeeding in small business, whether you're running a bookstore, consulting business, or restaurant. In short chapters that range from administration and cash flow to marketing and hiring, Fox reminds entrepreneurs what's important and what's not, what makes a business succeed, and what causes it to fail.


Pdf ebook: Don't Call Me Hunchy

Pdf download ebook Don't Call Me Hunchy

Summary: Funny, sad, profound, Don't Call Me Hunchy is a must-read for any high school graduate, collegian, or drop-out! This book takes the reader into the mind of

  • Author : Bic Rogers
  • Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1641143509
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 68
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1469
  • Downloads: 1469
  • GET BOOK

Description: Funny, sad, profound, Don't Call Me Hunchy is a must-read for any high school graduate, collegian, or drop-out! This book takes the reader into the mind of a child forced to play an accordion because of the "incident." What follows are years of learning and retribution. Inside this book, with Hunchy, you will delve into his and your inner mind, where character is formed, either by your willing conformity or by a forced social conformity! Come and read about the shocked and unshocked monkeys and gain understanding of how to separate oneself from becoming one. Hopefully, you will gain some knowledge about compassion and forgiveness. If not, I'm sure Hunchy will give you plenty of laughs, not only from his adventures, but surely from his humiliations, again and again, naturally.


Pdf ebook: Crow

Pdf download ebook Crow

Summary: The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads con

  • Author : Barbara Wright
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375982701
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1861
  • Downloads: 1861
  • GET BOOK

Description: The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a family secret. Yet there are good times, too. He's teaching his grandmother how to read. For the first time she's sharing stories about her life as a slave. And his father and his friends are finally getting the respect and positions of power they've earned in the Wilmington, North Carolina, community. But not everyone is happy with the political changes at play and some will do anything, including a violent plot against the government, to maintain the status quo. One generation away from slavery, a thriving African American community—enfranchised and emancipated—suddenly and violently loses its freedom in turn of the century North Carolina when a group of local politicians stages the only successful coup d'etat in US history.


Pdf ebook: Dragon's Halloween: An Acorn Book (Dragon #4)

Pdf download ebook Dragon's Halloween: An Acorn Book (Dragon #4)

Summary: From Dav Pilkey, creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Dragon, the heartwarming hero adored by Dav's yo

  • Author : Dav Pilkey
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 1338459732
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1190
  • Downloads: 1190
  • GET BOOK

Description: From Dav Pilkey, creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, comes Dragon, the heartwarming hero adored by Dav's youngest readers! Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read. With easy-to-read text, a short-story format, plenty of humor, and full-color artwork on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and fluency. Acorn books plant a love of reading and help readers grow!Dragon is so excited for Halloween! He plans to carve a big, scary jack-o'-lantern and create a creepy costume. Unfortunately, Dragon can't find a big pumpkin, and he can't decide which costume to wear. Plus, when Dragon goes for a walk through the woods, he hears some unexpected growling -- yikes! Will Dragon's Halloween be filled with more tricks than treats?This Acorn edition contains brand-new bonus content, including how-to-draw pages!


Pdf ebook: Under the Banner of Heaven

Pdf download ebook Under the Banner of Heaven

Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside Americ

  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 1400078997
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Views: 509
  • Downloads: 509
  • GET BOOK

Description: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the author of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.


Pdf ebook: Because of Mr. Terupt

Pdf download ebook Because of Mr. Terupt

Summary: Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can rela

  • Author : Rob Buyea
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0375896155
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1547
  • Downloads: 1547
  • GET BOOK

Description: Seven students are about to have their lives changed by one amazing teacher in this school story sequel filled with unique characters every reader can relate to. It’s the start of a new year at Snow Hill School, and seven students find themselves thrown together in Mr. Terupt’s fifth grade class. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school. They don’t have much in common, and they’ve never gotten along. Not until a certain new teacher arrives and helps them to find strength inside themselves—and in each other. But when Mr. Terupt suffers a terrible accident, will his students be able to remember the lessons he taught them? Or will their lives go back to the way they were before—before fifth grade and before Mr. Terupt? Find out what happens in sixth and seventh grades in Mr. Terupt Falls Again and Saving Mr. Terupt. And don't miss the conclusion to the series, Goodbye, Mr. Terupt, coming soon! "The characters are authentic and the short chapters are skillfully arranged to keep readers moving headlong toward the satisfying conclusion."--School Library Journal, Starred


Pdf ebook: Carla's Sandwich

Pdf download ebook Carla's Sandwich

Summary: This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla’s lunc

  • Author : Debbie Herman
  • Publisher: Flashlight Press
  • ISBN: 1936261812
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1660
  • Downloads: 1660
  • GET BOOK

Description: This charming story presents a new way for young children to understand how to creatively embrace who they are, no matter what others think. Carla’s lunch box is filled with odd delights like the Olive, Pickle and Green Bean Sandwich, the Banana-Cottage-Cheese Delight, and the unforgettable Chopped Liver, Potato Chips, and Cucumber Combo. To Carla, they are delicious and creative lunches, but her teasing classmates are unconvinced and abandon her at the lunch table to eat her bizarre sandwiches alone. One day, however, tables turn when Buster—the worst tease of all—forgets his lunch on the day of the picnic and Carla thoughtfully offers him her extra sandwich. Her own spirited nature helps Carla teach her classmates that "unusual" can actually be good. Lively illustrations help showcase the book's messages of acceptance, tolerance, individuality, and creativity, and the funny plot and authentic dialogue are sure to make this tale a favorite among elementary school children. Carla's creative sandwich solutions provide young chefs-to-be with the inspiration to create sandwich masterpieces of their own.


Pdf ebook: The Oxford Handbook of Assertion

Pdf download ebook The Oxford Handbook of Assertion

Summary: Assertions belong to the family of speech acts that make claims regarding how things are. They include statements, avowals, reports, expressed judgments, a

  • Author : Sanford C. Goldberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190678380
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Views: 464
  • Downloads: 464
  • GET BOOK

Description: Assertions belong to the family of speech acts that make claims regarding how things are. They include statements, avowals, reports, expressed judgments, and testimonies - acts which are relevant across a host of issues not only in philosophy of language and linguistics but also in subdisciplines such as epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, ethics, and social and political philosophy. Over the past two decades, the amount of scholarship investigating the speech act of assertion has increased dramatically, and the scope of such research has also grown. The Oxford Handbook of Assertion explores various dimensions of the act of assertion: its nature; its place in a theory of speech acts, and in semantics and meta-semantics; its role in epistemology; and the various social, political, and ethical dimensions of the act. Essays from leading theorists situate assertion in relation to other types of speech acts, exploring the connection between assertions and other phenomena of interest not only to philosophers but also to linguists, psychologists, anthropologists, lawyers, computer scientists, and theorists from communication studies.


Pdf ebook: Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

Pdf download ebook Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

Summary: This volume contains the proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2003), which was held in Prague, during April 3

  • Author : Freek Wiedijk,Oded Maler,Amir Pnueli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 354036580X
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1941
  • Downloads: 1941
  • GET BOOK

Description: This volume contains the proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2003), which was held in Prague, during April 3–5, 2003. The Hybrid Systems workshops attract researchers interested in the modeling, analysis, control, and implementation of systems which involve the interaction of both discrete and continuous state dynamics. The newest results and latest developments in hybrid system models, formal methods for analysis and control, computational tools, as well as new applications and examples are presented at these annual meetings. The Sixth Workshop continued the series of workshops held in Grenoble, France (HART’97), Berkeley, California, USA (HSCC’98), Nijmegen, The Neth- lands (HSCC’99), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (HSCC 2000), Rome, Italy (HSCC 2001), and Stanford, California, USA (HSCC 2002). Proceedings of these workshops have been published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in C- puter Science (LNCS) series. This year we assembled a technical program committee with a broad expertise in formal methods in computer science, control theory, applied mathematics, and arti?cial intelligence. We received a set of 75 high-quality submitted papers. After detailed review and discussion of these papers by the program committee, 36 papers were accepted for presentation at the workshop, and the ?nal versions of these papers appear in this volume.


Pdf ebook: Hideous Faces, Beautiful Skulls

Pdf download ebook Hideous Faces, Beautiful Skulls

Summary: The darkness holds many surprises. In this collection of thirty stories of horror and the bizarre, we shall explore some of those surprises. Even though I

  • Author : Mark McLaughlin
  • Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
  • ISBN: 1479408751
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 214
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1529
  • Downloads: 1529
  • GET BOOK

Description: The darkness holds many surprises. In this collection of thirty stories of horror and the bizarre, we shall explore some of those surprises. Even though I’ve been extolling the virtues of darkness, I do encourage you to read this book with the lights on. Light does have its practical applications, you know. You have to see the words.


Pdf ebook: Brotherly Love

Pdf download ebook Brotherly Love

Summary: In the City of Brotherly Love, a car skids off the ice and ignites a chain of events that changes everything for eight-year-old Peter Flood. Peter’s fath

  • Author : Pete Dexter
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0812987357
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Views: 445
  • Downloads: 445
  • GET BOOK

Description: In the City of Brotherly Love, a car skids off the ice and ignites a chain of events that changes everything for eight-year-old Peter Flood. Peter’s father is a powerful man, a union boss with mob connections, but all the power in the world is useless to a grieving son. Raised by his uncle, Peter tries to distance himself from the casual brutality of the family business, gravitating instead toward a small South Philly gym. Peter’s cousin Michael—his “brother”—moves in another direction: into small-time intimidation and the trappings of a union prince. Neither, however, can outrun the logic of violence as they’re dragged into a world of bad blood and a chilling cycle of betrayal and retribution. Praise for Brotherly Love “A first-rate novel and a masterly evocation of that undercivilized and unfree America . . . The grace and confidence of [Pete Dexter’s] prose conveys absolute authenticity.”—The New York Times Book Review “Enviably artful work—carefully wrought, canny in its insights, sly in its presentation, sneaky in its revelations.”—Chicago Tribune “Extraordinarily poignant . . . Brotherly Love is all bulletproof prose and flinty-eyed bravissimo. . . . But the quieter, sadder aspects of the novel are its strongest points.”—The Boston Globe “Tautly and often exquisitely written.”—Los Angeles Times


Pdf ebook: ActionScript 3.0 Bible

Pdf download ebook ActionScript 3.0 Bible

Summary: The updated edition on all the latest features and capabilities of ActionScript 3.0 and Flash Player 10. ActionScript is a popular programming language use

  • Author : Roger Braunstein
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118081396
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 1008
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1240
  • Downloads: 1240
  • GET BOOK

Description: The updated edition on all the latest features and capabilities of ActionScript 3.0 and Flash Player 10. ActionScript is a popular programming language used primarily for the development of Web sites and software. This update to the successful previous version introduces you to all the exciting new capabilities of ActionScript 3.0. You'll see how ActionScript 3.0 goes beyond its primary use of scripting Flash animations and is now an object-oriented evolution that runs ten times faster than previous versions and can be used in Adobe's new platforms, including Flex and AIR. Hands-on instruction and step-by-step tutorials enhance your learning process as you discover everything you need to know in order to harness the power of ActionScript 3.0. You'll learn the nitty gritty of building Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and the ins and outs of putting the new features of ActionScript 3.0 to work for you. ActionScript 3.0 goes beyond its original role as a scripting language and has added development features, incredible speed, and the ability to work with Flex and AIR Shows you how to apply advanced graphic effects using Pixel Blender Demonstrates the all-new text and typography capabilities Addresses your new enhanced control over dynamic sound Explains templated types and new vector data structures ActionScript 3.0 Bible offers you a soup-to-nuts guide on all things ActionScript 3.0 so you can get started working with it immediately.


Pdf ebook: The Paper Boy

Pdf download ebook The Paper Boy

Summary: Albert Sparks Jr. was born in 1929, the only child of Albert and Mamie Sparks. The Sparkses were good people, non-educated, and much influenced by the sout

  • Author : Sonny Allen
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1491819553
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1460
  • Downloads: 1460
  • GET BOOK

Description: Albert Sparks Jr. was born in 1929, the only child of Albert and Mamie Sparks. The Sparkses were good people, non-educated, and much influenced by the southern rural, fundamentalist Protestant Church. Two years later, in early Depression times, they built a small brick home in Bodenheimer, a community about 10 miles from Winston-Salem, NC. Albert Jr. was reared in that home-centered, church focused environment, and at age 10 he became a member of Royal Ambassadors, a boys organization at Bodenheimer Baptist. Still a member even now, his leader is a maudlin, highly emotional lady, a teary and true daughter of the Lord. And then, a fellow RA offered him the opportunity to become a paperboy. A new life began! Albert Jr. had a route of 65 Bodenheimer customers, more or less. Every afternoon on his rounds he heard stories...Calvin Butner and his bootlegging, hauling white likker in a Nehi drink truck; Hub and Estelle Doty and their marital problems, and their strange succession of partners. Some stories have follow-up chapters, such as the German POW who walked away from a work detail. A key to the stories is Wellman’s Store, where Albert Jr. meets the truck with his daily bundle of Tribunes. Every day he talks with Cece and Ella Mae Wellman about war news, and he hears gossip from the Ladies News Table. Most chapters have the date and a few headlines from that day’s paper. In the final chapter, on the night of V-J Day, he met “the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen”, 15 years old, and ‘so-o-o soft’. Actually, she’s the RA leader’s niece. And they celebrated V-J Night, or at least they started. “I prob’ly won’t go back to RA’s.”


Pdf ebook: The Real Rebecca

Pdf download ebook The Real Rebecca

Summary: My name is Rebecca Rafferty, and my mother has ruined my life. Again. I didn't mind her writing boring books for grown-ups. But now she's written one about

  • Author : Anna Carey
  • Publisher: The O\'Brien Press
  • ISBN: 1847172938
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 422
  • Downloads: 422
  • GET BOOK

Description: My name is Rebecca Rafferty, and my mother has ruined my life. Again. I didn't mind her writing boring books for grown-ups. But now she's written one about an awful girl my age and everyone thinks it's me! Including the boy who delivers our newspapers, aka Paperboy, aka the most gorgeous boy in the whole world. Oh, the shame! And if that wasn't awful enough, the biggest pain in my class wants to use my 'fame' to get herself on the reality show 'My Big Birthday Bash'. I've just got to show everyone the REAL Rebecca. But how?


Pdf ebook: Paris Trout

Pdf download ebook Paris Trout

Summary: Pete Dexter’s National Book Award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies

  • Author : Pete Dexter
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 081298739X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1498
  • Downloads: 1498
  • GET BOOK

Description: Pete Dexter’s National Book Award–winning tour de force tells the mesmerizing story of a shocking crime that shatters lives and exposes the hypocrisies of a small Southern town. The time and place: Cotton Point, Georgia, just after World War II. The event: the murder of a fourteen-year-old black girl by a respected white citizen named Paris Trout, who feels he’s done absolutely nothing wrong. As a trial looms, the crime eats away at the social fabric of Cotton Point, through its facade of manners and civility. Trout’s indifference haunts his defense lawyer; his festering paranoia warps his timid, quiet wife; and Trout himself moves closer to madness as he becomes obsessed with his cause—and his vendettas. Praise for Paris Trout “A masterpiece, complex and breathtaking . . . [Pete] Dexter portrays his characters with marvelous sharpness.”—Los Angeles Times “A psychological spellbinder that will take your breath away and probably interfere with your sleep.”—The Washington Post Book World “Dexter’s brilliant understanding of the Deep South has allowed him to capture much of its essence—its bitter class distinctions, its violence, its strangeness—with a fidelity of detail and an ear for speech that I have rarely encountered since Flannery O’Connor.”—William Styron “Dexter’s powerfully emotional novel doesn’t have any brakes. Hang on, because you won’t be able to stop until the finish.”—Chicago Tribune


Pdf ebook: Save Me a Place in Heaven

Pdf download ebook Save Me a Place in Heaven

Summary: His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern c

  • Author : Jerry Deriso
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469119455
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1661
  • Downloads: 1661
  • GET BOOK

Description: His fathers death prompted him to preserve his family memories for his descendents, but the writing quickly grew into a life essay on farm life, Southern cooking, dogs, small-town life in the 1950s, and the demise of our current culture. The book is written in the authors voice and evokes feelings of Sams, Grizzard, and Rooney. He believes our culture is being slowly destroyed from within by small dogs, cats, bad barbecue, kudzu, fat-free ice cream, cell phones, e-mail, the Internet, childproof lids, hard plastic security packaging, iPods, video players in automobiles, kids not being raised right, rudeness, fast food, moms who dont cook, high school graduates who cant read, long-winded preachers, the disappearance of real Southern cooking, and the popularity of instant grits, Diet Pepsi, and unsweetened tea. His familys history is a goldmine of great food, quirky characters, outlandish actions, and bodacious behavior; he has mined it shamelessly and offers no apologies.


Pdf ebook: ActionScript 3.0 Bible

Pdf download ebook ActionScript 3.0 Bible

Summary: This description refers to the first edition of ActionScript 3.0 Bible. For the greatly revised and updated second edition published in April 2010, search

  • Author : Roger Braunstein,Mims H. Wright,Josuha J. Noble
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470241934
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Views: 735
  • Downloads: 735
  • GET BOOK

Description: This description refers to the first edition of ActionScript 3.0 Bible. For the greatly revised and updated second edition published in April 2010, search on author Roger Braunstein’s name or for ISBN 0470525231. ActionScript has matured into a full-fledged, object-oriented programming language for creating cutting-edge Web applications, and this comprehensive book is just what you need to succeed. If you want to add interactivity to Flash, build Flex applications, or work with animation — it's all here, and more. Packed with clear instruction, step-by-step tutorials, and advanced techniques, this book is your go-to guide to unlock the power of this amazing language. Learn the basics, apply object-oriented programming, and more.


Pdf ebook: Translingual Narration

Pdf download ebook Translingual Narration

Summary: Translingual Narration is a study of colonial Taiwanese fiction, its translation from Japanese to Chinese, and films produced during and about the colonial

  • Author : Bert Mittchell Scruggs
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 0824857305
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1928
  • Downloads: 1928
  • GET BOOK

Description: Translingual Narration is a study of colonial Taiwanese fiction, its translation from Japanese to Chinese, and films produced during and about the colonial era. It is a postcolonial intervention into a field largely dominated by studies of colonial Taiwanese writing as either a branch of Chinese fiction or part of a larger empire of Japanese language texts. Rather than read Taiwanese fiction as simply belonging to one of two discourses, Bert Scruggs argues for disengaging the nation from the former colony to better understand colonial Taiwan and its postcolonial critics. Following early chapters on the identity politics behind Chinese translations of Japanese texts, attempts to establish a vernacular Taiwanese literature, and critical space, Scruggs provides close readings of short fiction through the critical prisms of locative and cultural or ethnic identity to suggest that cultural identity is evidence of free will. Stories and novellas are also viewed through the critical prism of class-consciousness, including the writings of Yang Kui (1906–1985), who unlike most of his contemporaries wrote politically engaged literature. Scruggs completes his core examination of identity by reading short fiction through the prism of gender identity and posits a resemblance between gender politics in colonial Taiwan and pre-independence India. The work goes on to test the limits of nostalgia and solastalgia in fiction and film by looking at how both the colonial future and past are remembered before concluding with political uses of cinematic murder. Films considered in this chapter include colonial-era government propaganda documentaries and postcolonial representations of colonial cosmopolitanism and oppression. Finally, ideas borrowed from translation and memory studies as well as indigenization are suggested as possible avenues of discovery for continued interventions into the study of postcolonial and colonial Taiwanese fiction and culture. With its insightful and informed analysis of the diverse nature of Taiwanese identity, Translingual Narration will engage a broad audience with interests in East Asian and postcolonial literature, film, history, and culture.


Pdf ebook: The Bartimaeus Sequence Gift Set

Pdf download ebook The Bartimaeus Sequence Gift Set

Summary: Fall into New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Sequence in this complete e-book edition that includes: The Amulet of Samarkland,

  • Author : Jonathan Stroud
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316706949
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 1984
  • Language: English
  • Views: 892
  • Downloads: 892
  • GET BOOK

Description: Fall into New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Sequence in this complete e-book edition that includes: The Amulet of Samarkland, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate, and The Ring of Solomon. Nathaniel is a young magician's apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But after a devious hotshot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates him in front of everyone he knows, Nathaniel seeks his revenge through magic. He pores over texts and works to perfect his skills to summon the 5,000 year old djinni Bartimaeus-but Nathaniel may have bitten off more than he can chew, and soon finds himself in a situation more dangerous and deadly than he could have ever imagined. These four spellbinding tales -- The Amulet of Samarkland, The Golem's Eye, Ptolemy's Gate, and The Ring of Solomon -- invite readers into a brilliantly imagined world that they'll never want to leave.


Pdf ebook: I, Dwayne Kleber

Pdf download ebook I, Dwayne Kleber

Summary: Dwayne Kleber has to find a part-time job as a paperboy when his pregnant mother must stop work. Since one paper route will not produce enough income to ma

  • Author : James Connor
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1456883720
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 758
  • Downloads: 758
  • GET BOOK

Description: Dwayne Kleber has to find a part-time job as a paperboy when his pregnant mother must stop work. Since one paper route will not produce enough income to match his own fathers demands, Dwayne chooses to add a second route known as Suicide Seventeen by the other paperboys at the branch. It therefore comes as no surprise when he is attacked and robbed late one afternoon collecting on his bicycle. This is a surprising tale of teen survival in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia.