Nighthogs

Nighthogs Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9780740750090
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 128
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Rat, Pig, Zebra, and Goat return, complete with their memorable personal problems, in the third collection of the award-winning comic strip that offers a hilarious look at the bizarre and unpredictable lives of a particularly surprising group of animals. Original.



Tattoo Machine

Tattoo Machine Author Jeff Johnson
ISBN-10 9780385530651
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 272
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As the proprietor of the legendary Sea Tramp Tattoo Company, in Portland, Oregon, Jeff Johnson has inked gangbangers, age-defying moms, and sociopaths; he’s defused brawls and tended delicate egos. In Tattoo Machine, Johnson illuminates a world where art, drama, and commerce come together in highly entertaining theater. A tattoo shop is no longer a den of outcasts and degenerates, but a place where committed and schooled artists who paint on living canvases develop close bonds and bitter rivalries, where tattoo legends and innovators are equally revered, and where the potential for disaster lurks in every corner.



The Sopratos

The Sopratos Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9780740768477
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 128
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The dark, twisted adventures of this bunch of goodfellas have made "Pearls" the fastest-growing comic strip of the decade. Join the family and get in on the action.



Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata

Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9780740768019
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 128
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So far this century, there have arguably been three breakout hits on the comics page-The Boondocks, Get Fuzzy, and Pearls Before Swine." -San Francisco Chronicle More Info About Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata: A Pearls Before Swine Collection You're invited to the most whacked-out party of the year. Bring your togas, your appetite, and your attitude to the first-ever fraternity "zee-ba-cue" by the Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata. A small cover charge is required, but zebras always get in free. Getting out is a different story. . . In this, the fifth collection of the wildly popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip, Stephan Pastis's original creations Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra join the sophomoric cast of crocodilian cutthroats in Pastis's funniest work yet.



When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9780740797378
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 144
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A latest collection of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine features the hilarious, edgy exploits of such beloved characters as Rat, Pig, Zebra, Guard Duck, the Crocs, Goat and more. By the National Cartoonists Society Best Comic Strip of the Year-winning author of 50,000,000 Pearls Fans Can't Be Wrong. Original.



Warthog

Warthog Author William L. Smallwood
ISBN-10 002881021X
Release 1993-01
Pages 241
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Describes the characteristics of the A-10 Warthog, recounts its role in the Persian Gulf War, and shares the impressions and experiences of Gulf War pilots



Weather Almanac

Weather Almanac Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486491035
Release 2013-07-17
Pages 249
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This single-volume combination of Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster and Folklore of American Weather offers a fascinating source of forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, the moon, and other natural phenomena. Sloane relates each month to typical weather conditions, highlighting his observations with 135 drawings that form nostalgic evocations of old-time America.



Discworld and the Disciplines

Discworld and the Disciplines Author Anne Hiebert Alton
ISBN-10 9780786474646
Release 2014-04-18
Pages 231
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This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett's treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers' perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the "monstrous Regiment of Women." The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett's work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.



Hunger Overcome

Hunger Overcome Author Andrew Warnes
ISBN-10 0820325295
Release 2004
Pages 218
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African American writers have consistently drawn connections between hunger and illiteracy, and by extension between food and reading. This book investigates the juxtaposition of mulnutrition and spectacular food abundance as a key trope of African American writing.



Blood Games

Blood Games Author Jerry Bledsoe
ISBN-10 9781626812871
Release 2014-05-20
Pages 361
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Blood comes the story of a greed so powerful it led to an unspeakable crime. Wealthy Lieth von Stein lay dead and his wife Bonnie near death in their North Carolina home after a vicious assault with knife and baseball bat as they slept. The crime seemed totally baffling until police followed a trail that led to the charming von Stein stepson, Chris Pritchard, and his brilliant, drug-using, Dungeons-&-Dragons playing friends at N.C. State University. Blood Games is the shattering true story of degraded young minds—and a son's gruesome greed turned horrifyingly real. Jerry Bledsoe masterfully reconstructs the bloody crime and its aftermath, as he takes us on a riveting journey into the secret twisted hearts of three young murderers. "Haunting... addictive, chilling and a masterpiece of reportage... powerfully demonstrates that every heart is capable of darkness." —Patricia Cornwell "A powerful account... Mr. Bledsoe goes straight to the bigger issues." —New York Times Book Review "In Mr. Bledsoe's hands, a mega-load of inert facts becomes a human story of hurricane force." —Raleigh News & Observer "Devastating... a brilliant account." —Publishers Weekly



Pearls Freaks the Out

Pearls Freaks the      Out Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449423025
Release 2012-10-16
Pages 263
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A collection of "Pearls Before Swine" daily and Sunday strips follows the Rat, Zebra, Pig, and the rest of the gang as they offer their opinions on topics ranging from modern technology to the nature of humans and crocodiles.



Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Unsportsmanlike Conduct Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449427740
Release 2013-02-12
Pages 128
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A latest collection of Pearls Before Swine strips mocks the shortcomings of human nature with an endless string of outlandish puns and follows the antics of egotistical Rat, clueless Pig, intellectual Goat and letter-writing optimist Zebra. Original.



Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine

Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine Author Thomas A. Desjardin
ISBN-10 9780199700240
Release 2009-10-29
Pages 256
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Fought amid rocks and trees, in thick blinding smoke, and under exceedingly stressful conditions, the battle for the southern slope of Little Round Top on July 2, 1863 stands among the most famous and crucial military actions in American history, one of the key engagements that led to the North's victory at Gettysburg. In this powerfully narrated history, Maine historian Tom Desjardin tells the story of the 20th Maine Regiment, the soldiers who fought and won the battle of Little Round Top. This engaging work is the culmination of years of detailed research on the experiences of the soldiers in that regiment, telling the complete story of the unit in the Gettysburg Campaign, from June 21 through July 10, 1863. Desjardin uses more than seventy first-hand accounts to tell the story of this campaign in critical detail. He brings the personal experiences of the soldiers to life, relating the story from both sides and revealing the actions and feelings of the men from Alabama who tried, in vain, to seize Little Round Top. Indeed, ranging from the lowest ranking private to the highest officers, this book explores the terrible experiences of war and their tragic effect. Following the regiment through the campaign enables readers to understand fully the soldiers' feelings towards the enemy, towards citizens of both North and South, and towards the commanders of the two armies. In addition, this book traces the development of the legend of Gettysburg, as veterans of the fight struggle to remember, grasp, and memorialize their part in the largest battle ever fought on the continent. With a new preface and updated maps and illustrations, Stand Firm Ye Boys of Maine offers a compelling account of one of the most crucial small engagements of the Civil War.



Pearls Blows Up

Pearls Blows Up Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449401061
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 256
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Follows the escapades of self-centered Rat and kindly (but dumb) Pig and their pals, with commentary from the author.



Biting Silence

Biting Silence Author Arturo Von Vacano
ISBN-10 9780615194509
Release 2008-03-01
Pages 204
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From Amazon.com: alan (BERKELEY CA) -GREAT READ! ABOUT THE TOILS OF PERSECUTION IN LATIN AMERICA. AN INNER PORTRAIT OF THE NOVELIST UNDER DICTATORSHIP VIVID AND LUCID WRITING EXCELLENT, June 9, 2001 (five stars)



Sumter to Shiloh

Sumter to Shiloh Author Bob Mayer
ISBN-10 9781621251507
Release 2014-01-21
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This is book III in the Duty, Honor, Country Trilogy “A treat for military fiction readers.” Publishers Weekly They swore oaths, both personal and professional. They were fighting for country, for a way of life and for family. Classmates carried more than rifles and sabers into battle. They had friendships, memories, children and wives. They had innocence lost, promises broken and glory found. Duty, Honor, Country is history told both epic and personal so we can understand what happened, but more importantly feel the heart-wrenching clash of duty, honor, country and loyalty. And realize that sometimes, the people who changed history, weren’t recorded by it. In the vein of HBO’s Rome miniseries, two fictional characters, Rumble and Cord are standing at many of the major crossroads of our history. We start with Mark Twain in Confederate grey, waiting for a Colonel of the Illinois militia, U.S. Grant in Florida, Missouri. From West Point, to Washington DC, through First Bull Run, the Monitor battling the Merrimac, to Grant’s initial successes at Forts Henry and Donelson. We end on the precipice of failure as Grant’s army is routed on the first day of the battle of Shiloh and sit in the rain, under an oak treat, contemplating retreat. “Mayer has established himself as one of today’s better military writers. A background in the Infantry, West Point and Special Operations gives him credibility and understanding from having been there and done that.” Airpower Journal



Friends Should Know When They re Not Wanted

Friends Should Know When They re Not Wanted Author Stephan Pastis
ISBN-10 9781449401177
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 96
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In Friends Should Know When They're Not Wanted, Stephan Pastis, of Pearls Before Swine fame, offers a funny take on the dark side of friendship as shown through sappy photographs and sarcastic quotes. Consider the following: * Friendships are like rainbows. They go away. * You can't put a price on a friend. Which is too bad. I'd like to sell mine. * There is no greater joy in life than the simple act of laughing with a friend. Except laughing at him. That rocks. From friends expanding each other's vocabulary with words like "shmulky shlumperdik," to true friendships lasting a lifetime (like chronic back pain), Pastis emphasizes that friends can sure be good for a laugh.