La Giara The Water Jug

La Giara  The Water Jug Author Patricia King Haddad
ISBN-10 9781543903232
Release 2017-05-27
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La Giara begins in Sicily in 1909, when adolescent Nunzio Minissale’s imperious cutting in line at the town water fountain leads to breaking his aunt’s giara —the water jug. This incident unleashes a lifetime curse that crosses the Atlantic from Sicily to the New World. La Giara becomes a symbol of the family’s rupture and its eventual reunion, challenging three generations of Minissale women. Nunzio thinks he wears the pantaloni in his family until he instigates an incident that prompts his wife and two daughters to disappear suddenly. Leaving behind their successful family bridal business in Philadelphia, they use aliases and take a cross-country train out West. When the now wealthy and determined Nunzio finally locates them, he learns that his “bimbas” are more resourceful than he imagined. Desperate to win them back, Nunzio purchases an impressive mansion where he creates a seemingly charmed lifestyle. However, their fairytale palazzo, full of mirrors, fountains, opera, and singing birds, becomes a gilded cage that the Minissale women long to escape. In this inspiring story, long-shattered relations are eventually healed by Nunzio’s grandchildren, who discover that la giara, their symbolic container of traditions—some broken, some lost, some retained—has endured the cracks and damage caused by the patriarch of their troubled Sicilian family.



The Papers of Woodrow Wilson

The Papers of Woodrow Wilson Author Woodrow Wilson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105007391175
Release 1971
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Notebooks

Notebooks Author Tennessee Williams
ISBN-10 0300116829
Release 2006
Pages 828
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Meticulously edited and annotated, Tennessee Williams's notebooks follow his growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary accomplishments.



How Baseball Explains America

How Baseball Explains America Author Hal Bodley
ISBN-10 9781623688073
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 256
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Examining the connection between baseball and our society as a whole, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through America's pastime. Longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding the American experience. He takes readers into the Oval Office with George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton as the former presidents share their thoughts on the game, he looks at the changes that America's Greatest Generation ushered in, as well as examining baseball's struggle with performance enhancing drugs alongside America's war on drugs. An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with baseball and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on topics such as the role Jackie Robinson's signing with the Dodgers played in the civil rights movement, how baseball's westward expansion mirrored the growth of our national economy, labor strife, baseball families, the international explosion of the game, and even the myriad ways in which movies, music, and baseball are intrinsically tied. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives.



Hood bonnet and little brown jug

Hood  bonnet  and little brown jug Author Norman D. Brown
ISBN-10 UVA:X000667752
Release 1984
Pages 568
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When the Cheering Stopped

When the Cheering Stopped Author Gene Smith
ISBN-10 9781504039741
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 304
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The poignant true story of an American president struck by tragedy at the height of his glory. This New York Times bestseller vividly chronicles the stunning decline in Woodrow Wilson’s fortunes after World War I and draws back the curtain on one of the strangest episodes in the history of the American presidency. Author Gene Smith brilliantly captures the drama and excitement of Wilson’s efforts at the Paris Peace Conference to forge a lasting concord between enemies, and his remarkable coast-to-coast tour to sway national opinion in favor of the League of Nations. During this grueling jaunt across 8,000 miles in less than a month, Wilson suffered a debilitating stroke that left him an invalid and a recluse, shrouding his final years in office in shadow and mystery. In graceful and dramatic prose, Smith portrays a White House mired in secrets, with a commander in chief kept behind closed doors, unseen by anyone except his doctor and his devoted second wife, Edith Galt Wilson, a woman of strong will with less than an elementary school education who, for all intents and purposes, led the government of the most powerful nation in the world for two years. When the Cheering Stopped is a gripping true story of duty, courage, and deceit, and an unforgettable portrait of a visionary leader whose valiant struggle and tragic fall changed the course of world history.



First Contact

First Contact Author Patrick Woodrow
ISBN-10 9781448136209
Release 2012-02-29
Pages 496
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In the heart of the jungle lies a powerful secret. A secret thousands die for every year. A secret that men will kill for. They hoped for the trip of a lifetime. Now they are minutes from death. Mark and Melanie Bridges are lost in the world's most hostile forest. Their guides are dead. They have no shelter, no water, no hope. Then, as the shadows lengthen, they stumble on the wreck of a crashed helicopter. The pilot and passenger are bones, their doomed mission to this remote and dangerous land, uncertain. But the skeletons have left behind both good and bad: vital supplies to keep the pair alive. And a mystery that threatens to kill them. Soon nowhere is safe. Not even the civilisation they left behind. And as the clues unfold, so begin the lies, the blackmail, the kidnapping and murder. Because Mark and Melanie's secret is far bigger than they ever imagined. Bigger too than the jungle that hides it, and the ruthless killers who pursue it. It is a secret that commands the power of life and death. A secret that will change the world forever.



Darkness Light

Darkness Light Author Penn Puck
ISBN-10 9781426924460
Release 2010-03
Pages 632
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A secret war between angels and demons has been waging in the shadows of human society for centuries. But there is only one who can see past the demon's human host disguises to the demon's true form, the Cipher. Destroyed by a demon ambush, the Cipher is forced to pass on his holy gift to an innocent passerby, Gia McNazare. Gia must struggle to understand her new holy purpose, as a masterful sloth demon is compelled to extinguish Gia's heavenly capability thus deploying his army of minions to carry out his malicious intent. Meanwhile Gia's brother, Caleb, a re-incarnated soul, is a sarcastic homicide detective searching for a serial killer who is decapitating his victims and leaving clues for him to decipher in the bloody poems the killer leaves behind. Caleb must find this sadistic killer and piece together the clues to save his sister from the clutches of evil before it's too late. Angels, witches, elves, and demons representing the seven deadly sins collide in Darkness Light, a fast paced horror/thriller urban fantasy.



English Story

English Story Author Woodrow Wyatt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015030945417
Release 1969
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Voison S Boomerang

Voison   S Boomerang Author R. RexDeNemo
ISBN-10 9781532001697
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 520
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In a futuristic world, a nurse practitioner and a doctor are encouraged to begin dating by Voison Noteau, the elderly author of a book that accurately foretold of Boomerang—the moment in 2036 when an asteroid hit Earth and caused a disaster of epic proportions. Unfortunately now some fifty years after Voison penned the prophetic story that was eventually optioned into a Hollywood movie, the original manuscript is missing. When Carol Applegate and Dr. Razguptra finally go on their first date, she is drugged. As Dr. Razguptra attempts to discover who slipped her the drugs, he has no idea that there are those who want Carol silenced because of her knowledge about Voison’s book. As a detective and his partner are pulled in to investigate the strange events, Voison reveals a surprising connection between the Malthusian Cartel and Boomerang and the location where he hopes the flash drive containing the manuscript is stored. But little do they know that in their quest to find it, they have all opened themselves up to an evil force determined to keep the truth hidden. In this science fiction adventure, several people become intertwined in a murderous plot after it is discovered they possess knowledge about a book that foretold of a catastrophic event fifty years earlier.



Learning Motivation and Their Physiological Mechanisms

Learning  Motivation  and Their Physiological Mechanisms Author Neal E. Miller
ISBN-10 9781351509220
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 502
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Neal E. Miller's pioneering work in experimental psychology has earned him worldwide respect. This second in a two-volume collection of his work brings together forty-three of Miller's most important and representative essays on learning, motivation, and their physiological mechanisms. They were selected on the basis of their current relevance and their historical significance at the time they were published. In order to emphasize the main themes, essays on a given topic have been grouped together.Learning, Motivation, and Their Physiological Mechanisms begins when the author first discovered the thrill of designing and executing experiments to get clear-cut answers concerning the behavior of children and of rats. The first study was one of the earliest ones on the behavioral effects of the recently synthesized male hormone, testosterone. The second was one of the earliest studies demonstrating the value of using a variety of behavioral techniques to investigate the motivational effects of a physiological intervention. The next studies investigated the satisfying and rewarding effects of food or water in the stomach versus in the mouth and the thirst-inducing and reducing effects of hyper- and hypotonic solutions, respectively, injected into the brain. The last study describes a technique devised for extending the analysis of the mechanism of hunger to the effects of humoral factors in the blood.The study is completed with an examination of trial-and-error learning that was motivated by direct electrical stimulation of the brain and rewarded by the termination of such stimulation. Other studies show that the stimulation via such electrodes not only elicits eating, but also has the principal motivational characteristics of normal hunger. The conclusion deals with a series of experiments that overthrows strong traditional beliefs by proving that glandular and visceral responses mediated by the autonomic nervous system are subject to instrumental learning, which can be



Woodrow Wilson at Princeton

Woodrow Wilson at Princeton Author Hardin Craig
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063588555
Release 1960
Pages 175
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Five Screenplays

Five Screenplays Author Preston Sturges
ISBN-10 0520054423
Release 1985
Pages 848
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The scripts for five motion picture comedies are accompanied by biographical background and critical analyses



Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens Author Joan D. Vinge
ISBN-10 9781447206194
Release 2011-08-05
Pages 356
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1875, New Mexico Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde. It's a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breath-taking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known. Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveller Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents - townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors - all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.



Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson Author William Barksdale Maynard
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131732153
Release 2008
Pages 392
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A critical study focusing on how Woodrow Wilson's years at Princeton as an undergraduate, professor, and president influenced the ideas and worldview he later applied in politics provides an inside view of a hard-fighting president.



Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon Author Larry McMurtry
ISBN-10 9781447274612
Release 2015-02-12
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On the wild Texas frontier where barbarism and civilization come in many forms, Rangers Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call are pitched into the long, bitter, bloody fighting under the command of Captain Inish Scull. When Scull's favourite horse is stolen by the Comanches, he decides to track him down, leaving Gus and Call in charge. However, on their return to Austin, Gus is greeted by the news that his sweetheart is to marry another man and Call finds that the town's most notorious woman is desperate to settle down with him and become respectable. When Scull's wealthy wife demands that her errant husband be brought home, with feelings akin to relief the two men set off once more into the vast, untamed plains . . . Comanche Moon, which follows on from Dead Man's Walk and prequels Lonesome Dove, follows Gus and Call in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life, and showcases McMurtry's strong affinity for the landscape and its inhabitants with a deeply felt lyrical intensity.



Technical Bulletin

Technical Bulletin Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00042229P
Release 1933
Pages 76
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