Description : This story is an attempt to touch the pulse of todays boys and girls. They spend countless hours in front of their many different games. Preteens match their skills against the latest games and machines. They use gigabytes to compete in 3-D and virtual media. They attend public, private, parochial, and religious schools where they are required to be inside most of the day. They return home to their games and begin to play. Again they are inside, defeating their games in stride. It makes you wonder if they ever go outside. Children spend so much time inside. How can they feel alive? How do they get in touch with nature other side? Todays parents dont want their children out of reach. A ten-year-old boy walking through the woods would be a security breach. I wrote this story to get parents to think. I wrote this story for preteen boys and girls to virtually link.
Description : Sergeant of Detectives, Reginald P. Gawker, and his fiancee are threatened with death in Deadly Rampage, the second book by author Donald E. Clem-a gripping tale that gives the reader a glimpse into the twisted mind of a madman."
Description : The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery houses one of the most highly regarded collections of twentieth-century American art anywhere, including paintings by Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Marsden Hartley, Robert Motherwell, Robert Henri, Grant Wood, Frank Stella, and many more internationally renowned artists. Calling the Sheldon collection "exemplary," the art historian and critic Barbara Rose notes: "Because the collection does not reflect fashion, the misguided inspiration of much art collecting today, but is rather an effort of connoisseurship, and informed by an art historical viewpoint, it is certain to remain as durable and exciting tomorrow as it is today." The American Painting Collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery offers for the first time a full description of the collection, now numbering more than one thousand works, that has been nearly a century in the making. The first part of the book presents full-color reproductions of 101 of the most noteworthy paintings in the collection, each accompanied by a brief discussion of the artist and his or her work. The second part, or catalog, consists of a complete inventory of the collection, including for each painting its physical description, provenance, exhibition history, and publication history, as well as a black and white reproduction. Publication of the book coincides with a year-long celebration of the centennial of the Nebraska Art Association, the Sheldon Gallery's support group and one of the oldest continuous arts organizations in the country.
Description : Although the United States itself did not enter the war until April 1917, Canada enlisted the moment Great Britain engaged in the conflict in August of 1914. The Canadian contribution was great, as over 600,000 men and women came to serve in the war effort. Over 150,000 were wounded while near 67,000 gave their lives. The literature it generated, and continues to generate so many years later, is enormous and addresses all of its aspects. The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs is the first attempt to identify all of the published accounts by Canadian veterans of their Great War experiences.
Description : A guide to over 1,000 movies of the sound era including the cast list, production credits, and a list of Oscar winning films from 1927-1978.
Description : Who Was Who in America preserves the lifetime accomplishments of many world history-makers. Extending a tradition of excellence in recording and publishing essential data, Who Was Who in America has proved its unqiueness and usefulness in countless research applications. Each biographical entry provides personal data unavailable in any other source: family relationships, political affiliations, key positions held, awards, published writings, and other basic facts and vital statistics. Approximately every three years, sketches of Marquis Who's Who Biographees who have died since publication of the prior volume of Who Was Who in America are incorporated into a new compilation. Biographees included in Volume XIII will join the 130,000 listees in previous Who Was Who volumes to form a compendium that mirrors American history. The Index (1607-2000) identifies the volume in which each of the 130,000 biographies appears. Among the biographees whose final sketches will be included in Volume XIII of Who Was Who in America are: baseball legend Joe DiMaggio; philanthropist Paul Mellon; King Hussein of Jordan; basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain; football great Walter Payton British novelist Iris Murdoch; Nobel Prize winning chemist Gertrude Elion; film director Stanley Kubrick; Nigerian president Sani Abacha; U.S. entertainer (whose career as a singing cowboy was rivaled only by that of Roy Rogers) Gene Autry; motion picture and television star (whose immensely popular singing cowboy character became an icon of the American West) Roy Rogers; former mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley; lawyer government official and adviser to four presidents Clark Clifford; track great Florence Griffith Joyner;JFK Jr.; associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court Lewis Powell, Jr.; choreographer Jerome Robbins; one of the first U.S. astronauts Alan Shepard, Jr.; comedian Flip Wilson. Who Was Who in America is publisher in 14 convenient, chronological volumes which may be purchased separately or together.