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By John Williams
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  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Isbn : 1590173937
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 470
  • File Pdf: stoner.pdf

Book Summary:

Discover an American masterpiece. This unassuming story about the life of a quiet English professor has earned the admiration of readers all over the globe. William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude. John Williams’s luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

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Appendices of: To Escape Into Dreams are companion books – second and third volumes of To Escape Into Dreams. Lineages for the following family names are compiled in Volume III the Appendices of: To Escape Into Dreams. - Eagle (Egle, Egli, Egley) - Eller - Euker - Lucas - Morgan - Müller (Miller) - Scholter - Staley - Stoner - Watkins - Wyatt (Wiatt), among others. * Volume III appendices also include lineages of the 12th U.S. President Zachary Taylor.

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Half way along the north side of the main street of Highmarket an ancient stone gateway, imposing enough to suggest that it was originally the entrance to some castellated mansion or manor house, gave access to a square yard, flanked about by equally ancient buildings...

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  • Pages : 233
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Detective Harry Stoner has seen better days. It's the middle of January and business is slower than a crawl. Curled up in his office with a paperback mystery, a little classical music on the radio, and a bottle of Scotch, Harry's ready to cut his losses and hibernate until spring. The only problem is that Harry's been living off Visa credit and Christmas cash, and the money faucet is beginning to run dry. Enter Leon Tubin, an odd little man with worn trousers but a pocketful of cash. Leon's a collector of vintage LP recordings and he's sure another member of his music-listening group is ripping him off. They're all jealous of his record library, especially his Wagner-loving rival, Sherwood Loeffler. It seems to be nickel-and-dime stuff to Harry but Leon insists that the recordings in question are worth about ten thousand dollars. Convincing arguments are one thing, an advance of five crisp one-hundred-dollar bills is another. Harry takes the case. After interviews with Leon's music-loving cronies, Harry is struck by their obsessive audio compulsions but almost positive that when it comes to grand theft, they are all on the up-and-up. It's Leon's blond bombshell of a wife, Sheila, who has Harry doing a double take. What's a woman like her doing with a wimp like Leon? Sheila confides that Leon saved her years before from her days as a swizzle-stick lounge singer, and out of loyalty and true love she'd do anything to protect him. But what does Sheila's past have to do with a bunch of stolen records? A bizarre trail of clues emerges but, in the end, Harry finds his case won't be completely resolved even though he's heard the fat lady sing over and over again.

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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  • Pages : 384
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  • File Pdf: burning-rainbow-farm.pdf

Book Summary:

Visit On a mission to build a peaceful, pot-friendly Shangri-La, Tom Crosslin and his lover Rollie Rohm founded Rainbow Farm, a well-appointed campground and concert venue tucked away in rural Southwest Michigan. The farm quickly became the center of marijuana and environmental activism in Michigan, drawing thousands of blue-collar libertarians and hippie liberals, evangelicals and militiamen to its annual hemp festivals. People came from all over the country to support Tom and Rollie's libertarian brand of patriotism: They loved America but didn't like the War on Drugs. As Rainbow Farm launched a popular statewide ballot initiative to change marijuana laws, local authorities, who had scarcely tolerated Rainbow Farm in the past, began an all-out campaign to shut the place down. Finally, in May 2001, Tom and Rollie were arrested for growing marijuana. Rollie's 11-year-old son, who grew up on Rainbow Farm, was placed in foster care - Tom would never see him again. Faced with mandatory jail terms and the loss of the farm, Tom and Rollie never showed up for their August court date. Instead, the state's two best-known pot advocates burned Rainbow Farm to the ground in protest. County officials called the FBI, and within five days Tom and Rollie were dead. Obscured by the attacks of September 11, their stories will be told here for the first time.

Place and Space in the Medieval World

By Meg Boulton,Jane Hawkes,Heidi Stoner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1315413639
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 131
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Book Summary:

This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary scholarly discussions to examine place and space in their wider critical context, and are written by specialists in a range of disciplines including art history, archaeology, history, and literature.

Daniel Boone: Westward Trail

By Neal Barrett, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 906
  • File Pdf: daniel-boone.pdf

Book Summary:

The wilderness. It was a brutal force, a powerful magnet drawing Boone away from the woman he loved and the children he fathered … into the savage unknown. Rebecca Boone watched him go and waited for his return … her heart aching and filled with passion … not knowing that another man waited nearby, ready to take her into his arms … and all the while the dream of a promised land turned into a nightmare of personal torment as the lone frontiersman blazed his way along the … WESTWARD TRAIL.

Art, Literature and Culture from a Marxist Perspective

By Tony McKenna
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137526610
  • Pages : 215
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 918
  • File Pdf: art-literature-and-culture-from-a-marxist-perspective.pdf

Book Summary:

This title offers a Marxist take on a selection of artistic and cultural achievements from the rap music of Tupac Shakur to the painting of Van Gogh, from HBO's Breaking Bad to Balzac's Cousin Bette , from the magical realm of Harry Potter to the apocalyptic landscape of The Walking Dead , from The Hunger Games to Game of Thrones .

No Peace, No Justice

By MaryConway Stewart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1469109042
  • Pages : 380
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 996
  • File Pdf: no-peace-no-justice.pdf

Book Summary:

An account of a trial that polarized a small city a mentally incompetent snitch who derailed a popular mayor defense attorneys and prosecutors who together supported a mythical murder with no grounding in evidence white power rallies that never happened and a local and national media that joined forces with an out of control prosecution and made a circus of the trial. This book is a close examination of the original testimony and evidence and the press role in the period between the convening of the grand jury and the end of the trials an examination that no one before has attempted. In an epilogue the author suggests ways to prevent such catastrophes from occurring.

Genie oder Wahnsinn?

By Sebastian Stoner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Isbn : 3347390083
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 206
  • File Pdf: genie-oder-wahnsinn.pdf

Book Summary:

Sebastian Stoner, geb. 1969 in Baden. Dies ist sein 3. Werk, nach "30 Jahre auf dem falschen Dampfer" und "Vater Meiner".

Vater Meiner

By Sebastian Stoner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Isbn : 3347383435
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: vater-meiner.pdf

Book Summary:

Gedichte zum Abschied von meinem Vater.