Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: Alessandro Portelli
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 0231556233
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hard Rain Book Excerpt:

Bob Dylan’s iconic 1962 song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” stands at the crossroads of musical and literary traditions. A visionary warning of impending apocalypse, it sets symbolist imagery within a structure that recalls a centuries-old form. Written at the height of the 1960s folk music revival amid the ferment of political activism, the song strongly resembles—and at the same time reimagines—a traditional European ballad sung from Scotland to Italy, known in the English-speaking world as “Lord Randal.” Alessandro Portelli explores the power and resonance of “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” considering the meanings of history and memory in folk cultures and in Dylan’s work. He examines how the ballad tradition to which “Lord Randal” belongs shaped Dylan’s song and how Dylan drew on oral culture to depict the fears and crises of his own era. Portelli recasts the song as an encounter between Dylan’s despairing vision, which questions the meaning and direction of history, and the message of resilience and hope for survival despite history’s nightmares found in oral traditions. A wide-ranging work of oral history, Hard Rain weaves together interviews from places as varied as Italy, England, and India with Portelli’s autobiographical reflections and critical analysis, speaking to the enduring appeal of Dylan’s music. By exploring the motley traditions that shaped Dylan’s work, this book casts the distinctiveness and depth of his songwriting in a new light.

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: Darlene Scalera
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN: 9781426850929
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A hurricane is heading straight for the tiny coastal town of Turning Point, Texas. Four volunteers from Courage Bay Emergency Services rush to the town's aid. Their lives will never be the same again… Love came early to teenagers Amy Sherwood and Jesse Boone. Then Jesse suddenly disappeared. Now, fourteen years later, Amy doesn't know whether she's disappointed or relieved that Turning Point's sheriff isn't her Jesse. Or is he? The face is different, yet Amy feels an undeniable connection—a passion she can't dismiss. She needs to know the truth. Not just for her sake, but for the sake of her thirteen-year-old boy…Jesse's son.

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: Janwillem van de Wetering
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN: 156947821X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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During a random break-in, three heroin addicts discover the corpse of banker Martin Ijsbreker. They arrange his death to look like a suicide and flee with his valuables, but are found dead of an overdose the next day. The investigating officer dismissed their deaths as an accident, but the commissaris suspects that his cousin and childhood nemesis, Willem Fernandus, murdered Ijsbreker to protect his own shares in the dead man’s bank. When the two finally confront each other as adversaries, someone will die. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: B.J. Daniels
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN: 1459292537
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sooner or later, every family secret comes to light… When Brody McTavish sees Harper Hamilton's runaway horse galloping across the pastures, he does what any good cowboy would do—gives chase and rescues her. Unfortunately for him, the woman he's secretly loved for years didn't need saving, and she's just reached her limit with people treating her as hopeless. But they soon have bigger problems when they make a gruesome discovery—human remains revealed by a recent rainstorm. Remains that will dredge up old Hamilton family mysteries…and bring about a scandal that could threaten all Harper's loved ones. With her father running for president, every move Harper makes is under scrutiny. But despite the risks, she's determined to uncover the truth about her family's role in a long-ago murder. If she can trust him enough, Brody will be more than an ally. He could be the only thing standing between Harper and an enemy intent on keeping the past buried forever.

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: David Rollins
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-02-23
ISBN: 0553907301
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Twelve bones are missing. When a U.S. colonel is found murdered in his Istanbul home, the grisliest detail is the one that links his murder to another that soon follows. To Special Agent Vin Cooper, it looks like there’s a serial killer at large in Turkey. But looks can be deceiving. Onetime lovers, now the uneasiest of partners, Vin Cooper and Special Agent Anna Masters follow a trail of clues from Istanbul to Iraq and beyond. The victims were not selected at random. What looked like ritual was rife with clues. As evidence of a conspiracy snakes up the chain of command, these two seasoned special agents must dodge bullets, defuse bombs, and avoid being buried alive in their desperate effort to short-circuit a plan for world domination more audacious than they could ever have imagined.

Hard Rain

Hard Rain
Author: Peter Abrahams
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN: 1504016297
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stephen King’s “favorite American suspense novelist” plunges a woman into secrets of the 1960s and ’70s as she races to save her daughter. Peter Abrahams (also known as Spencer Quinn, New York Times–bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie Mysteries) delivers a gripping thriller about a Los Angeles single mother caught up in a conspiracy with roots in 1969’s Woodstock Festival. Jessie Shapiro restores paintings for a living, but ever since her divorce from unfaithful musician Pat, she can barely make ends meet. One weekend, Pat fails to bring their ten-year-old daughter, Kate, home. When Jessie goes to his Venice Beach house, she hears a disturbing cut-off message on his answering machine and discovers strange foreign words written in big block letters on his kitchen blackboard. Then her life is threatened. The police are dragging their feet, so Jessie embarks on her own search for Kate. Her quest takes her across the country and back decades, from the drug haze of Woodstock to the lethal jungles of Vietnam to the highest echelons of Russian and American intelligence. The truth—more shocking than she ever imagined—may not set her free. But it could cost her everything.

A Hard Rain

A Hard Rain
Author: Michael Juge
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-04
ISBN: 1475906935
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It's been 5 1/2 years since the Shift first plunged the industrialized world into darkness. Left with only a few old diesel engines and Classic Rock albums recorded on vinyl, the EMPs have forced the survivors to adapt to a world devoid of computers, bereft of a global economy and reeling without Facebook. Our favorite obsessive-compulsive Chris Jung has grown up (a little) and now leads the Vicious Rabbits Bicycle Mounted Cavalry through the necropolis of the DC Beltway region, protecting Rochelle and her allies in the Orange Pact from bandit raids. Meanwhile, Reverend Rita Luevano struggles to maintain an uneasy peace between the Unitarian majority and the Christian minority in Greater Monticello. The Orange Pact allies are threatened by foes all around. Outnumbered and outgunned, they stand against the rising tide of chaos and tyranny largely through the wily interventions of the intelligence organization known as the Swan, headed by Meredith Jung. But the darkness is closing in on this little slice of sanity in the Shenandoah Valley. Meredith knows it's only a matter of time until the Lambs of God in Lynchburg decide to attack, and when they do, there will be no stopping them. Furthermore, Meredith carries a secret so potentially devastating that it dwarves the prospect of being overrun by religious fanatics bent on their destruction. Rita is called to join Chris and his Bicycle Mounted Cavalry on a mission of utmost urgency that leads them into the heart of darkness: suburban Maryland. Along the way, they discover that nothing is as it seems. Between Meredith's secret and the revelations uncovered in Maryland, Chris, Rita and Meredith find themselves where they would really rather not be, at the center of the vortex where the entire fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

and a hard rain fell

   and a hard rain fell
Author: John Ketwig
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1402224737
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."-Kirkus Reviews The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate New York to the jungles of Vietnam. Updated for its 20th anniversary with a new afterword on the Iraq War and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago. "Solidly effective. He describes with ingenuous energy and authentic language that time and place."-Library Journal "Perhaps as evocative of that awful time in Vietnam as the great fictions...a wild surreal account, at its best as powerful as Celine's darkling writing of World War One."-Washington Post

The Linguistics of Speech

The Linguistics of Speech
Author: William A. Kretzschmar, Jr,William A. Kretzschmar,William A. Kretzschmar Jr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN: 0521887038
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Linguistics of Speech Book Excerpt:

This insightful study proposes a unified theory of speech through which conflicting ideas about language might be understood. It is founded on a number of key points, such as the continuum of linguistic behaviour, extensive variation in language features, the importance of regional and social proximity to shared linguistic production, and differential frequency as a key factor in linguistic production both in regional and social groups and in text corpora. The study shows how this new linguistics of speech does not reject rules in favour of language use, or reject language use in favour of rules; rather, it shows how rules can come from language as people use it. Written in a clear, engaging style and containing invaluably accessible introductions to complex theoretical concepts, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars of sociolinguistics, dialectology and corpus linguistics.

A Hard Rain and a Cross

A Hard Rain and a Cross
Author: Lotan Harold DeWolf
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Political Protest and Cultural Revolution

Political Protest and Cultural Revolution
Author: Barbara Epstein
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1991-03-14
ISBN: 9780520914469
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Protest and Cultural Revolution Book Excerpt:

From her perspective as both participant and observer, Barbara Epstein examines the nonviolent direct action movement which, inspired by the civil rights movement, flourished in the United States from the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties. Disenchanted with the politics of both the mainstream and the organized left, and deeply committed to forging communities based on shared values, activists in this movement developed a fresh, philosophy and style of politics that shaped the thinking of a new generation of activists. Driven by a vision of an ecologically balanced, nonviolent, egalitarian society, they engaged in political action through affinity groups, made decisions by consensus, and practiced mass civil disobedience. The nonviolent direct action movement galvanized originally in opposition to nuclear power, with the Clamshell Alliance in New England and then the Abalone Alliance in California leading the way. Its influence soon spread to other activist movements—for peace, non-intervention, ecological preservation, feminism, and gay and lesbian rights. Epstein joined the San Francisco Bay Area's Livermore Action Group to protest the arms race and found herself in jail along with a thousand other activists for blocking the road in front of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. She argues that to gain a real understanding of the direct action movement it is necessary to view it from the inside. For with its aim to base society as a whole on principles of egalitarianism and nonviolence, the movement sought to turn political protest into cultural revolution.

The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

The London  Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annual Report of the City Inspector of the City of New York

Annual Report of the City Inspector  of the City of New York
Author: New York (N.Y.). City Inspector
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1864
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Water supply Paper

Water supply Paper
Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Irrigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Meteorological Essays and Observations With plates

Meteorological Essays and Observations  With plates
Author: John Frederic DANIELL
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Elements of Meteorology

Elements of Meteorology
Author: John Frederic Daniell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 418
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ellavut Our Yup ik World and Weather

Ellavut   Our Yup ik World and Weather
Author: Ann Fienup-Riordan,Alice Rearden
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 0295804971
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ellavut Our Yup ik World and Weather Book Excerpt:

Ellavut / Our Yup'ik World and Weather is a result of nearly ten years of gatherings among Yup'ik elders to document the qanruyutet (words of wisdom) that guide their interactions with the environment. In an effort to educate their own young people as well as people outside the community, the elders discussed the practical skills necessary to live in a harsh environment, stressing the ethical and philosophical aspects of the Yup'ik relationship with the land, ocean, snow, weather, and environmental change, among many other elements of the natural world. At every gathering, at least one elder repeated the Yup'ik adage, "The world is changing following its people." The Yup'ik see environmental change as directly related not just to human actions, such as overfishing or burning fossil fuels, but also to human interactions. The elders encourage young people to learn traditional rules and proper behavior--to act with compassion and restraint--in order to reverse negative impacts on their world. They speak not only to educate young people on the practical skills they need to survive but also on the knowing and responsive nature of the world in which they live.

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year
Author: New-York Historical Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 656
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: New York (State)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Publication Fund Series

Publication Fund Series
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 656
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Local history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Author: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 618
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Humanities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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