Around Fishkill

Around Fishkill
Author: Fishkill Historical Society
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1996-08-01
ISBN: 9780738563787
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Around Fishkill Book Excerpt:

In 1685, Dutch merchants Francis Rombout and Guilian Verplanck received their Crown patent for the purchase of what is known as the Rombout Patent, the first and largest portion of Dutchess County to be licensed for purchase from the Wappenger Indians. The town of Fishkill covers only a small portion of this 85,000-acre parcel of land, but it played an important role for years to come in the shaping of the region and the nation. In this vibrant new pictorial history, over 200 vintage images bring to life the changes that have occurred over the past century in this Hudson Valley community, from Dutchess Junction, Timoneyville, Glenham, and Brockway, to Baxtertown, Osborn Hill, and Brinkerhoffville. Readers learn more about the key role that Fishkill played during Revolutionary times, and view area homes where notables like Lafayette, George Washington, and Generals von Steuben, McDougal, and Putnam headquartered.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1528
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Patents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pickin Up the Pieces

Pickin  Up the Pieces
Author: Richie Furay,Michael Roberts
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-06-20
ISBN: 0307550796
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pickin Up the Pieces Book Excerpt:

When a young Richie Furay moved to New York hoping to make it big in folk music, God wasn’t one of his concerns. But destiny was. Later, when he started Buffalo Springfield with Neil Young and Stephen Stills, it seemed Furay’s destiny had finally arrived. Although the band recorded only three albums, it remains a touchstone of sixties rock music–with all five band members now enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Furay remained a musical pioneer, forming Poco and recording some of the first–and best–country rock music of the sixties and seventies. His work was a major influence on the Eagles and innumerable other bands. But he still had not found his destiny. It wasn’t until his marriage almost disintegrated that Furay confronted his need for God. After co-founding two legendary bands and recording with a rock super-group, Richie Furay finally found his destiny. The long journey took him from sold-out arena concerts to the pulpit of a Colorado church, from rock royalty to the Rock of Ages. Destiny is often found in the places where we’re not looking. As you follow the twists and turns in Richie Furay’s inspiring journey, you’ll gain fresh insight into your own.

Friends

Friends
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: PediaPress
Total Pages: 731
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Highlander s Heart

Highlander   s Heart
Author: Amanda Forester
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1402253060
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Highlander s Heart Book Excerpt:

"Passionate and spellbinding!" — Mary Wine, acclaimed author of Highland Heat She's nobody's prisoner. . . Lady Isabelle Tynsdale's flight over the Scottish border would have been the perfect escape, if only she hadn't run straight into the arms of a gorgeous Highland laird. Whether his plan is ransom or seduction, her only hope is to outwit him, or she'll lose herself entirely. . . And he's nobody's fool. . . Laird David Campbell thought Lady Isabelle was going to be easy to handle and profitable too. He never imagined he'd have such a hard time keeping one enticing English countess out of trouble. And out of his heart. . . Praise for The Highlander's Sword: "Plenty of intrigue keeps the reader cheering all the way." — Publishers Weekly "A radiant gem...If you love stories of Highlanders then you will most certainly love this." — Yankee Romance Reviews

The Silvering Screen

The Silvering Screen
Author: Sally Chivers
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1442611049
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silvering Screen Book Excerpt:

Popular films have always included elderly characters, but until recently, old age only played a supporting role onscreen. Now, as the Baby Boomer population hits retirement, there has been an explosion of films, including Away From Her, The Straight Story, The Barbarian Invasions, and About Schmidt, where aging is a central theme. The first-ever sustained discussion of old age in cinema, The Silvering Screen brings together theories from disability studies, critical gerontology, and cultural studies, to examine how the film industry has linked old age with physical and mental disability. Sally Chivers further examines Hollywood's mixed messages - the applauding of actors who portray the debilitating side of aging, while promoting a culture of youth - as well as the gendering of old age on film. The Silvering Screen makes a timely attempt to counter the fear of aging implicit in these readings by proposing alternate ways to value getting older.

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner
Author: Ring Lardner
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 0803299427
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner Book Excerpt:

Ring Lardner’s influence on American letters is arguably greater than that of any other American writer in the early part of the twentieth century. Lauded by critics and the public for his groundbreaking short stories, Lardner was also the country’s best-known journalist in the 1920s and early 1930s, when his voice was all but inescapable in American newspapers and magazines. Lardner’s trenchant, observant, sly, and cynical writing style, along with a deep understanding of human foibles, made his articles wonderfully readable and his words resonate to this day. Ron Rapoport has gathered the best of Lardner’s journalism from his earliest days at the South Bend Times through his years at the Chicago Tribune and his weekly column for the Bell Syndicate, which appeared in 150 newspapers and reached eight million readers. In these columns Lardner not only covered the great sporting events of the era—from Jack Dempsey’s fights to the World Series and even an America’s Cup—he also wrote about politics, war, and Prohibition, as well as parodies, poems, and penetrating observations on American life. The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner reintroduces this journalistic giant and his work and shows Lardner to be the rarest of writers: a spot-on chronicler of his time and place who remains contemporary to subsequent generations.

Quantum Particles

Quantum Particles
Author: Angel H. Lopez
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-07-25
ISBN: 9781452551753
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quantum Particles Book Excerpt:

Rather light a candle than curse the darkness. —Chinese proverb

The Savage Wars Of Peace

The Savage Wars Of Peace
Author: Max Boot
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 0465038662
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Savage Wars Of Peace Book Excerpt:

"Anyone who wants to understand why America has permanently entered a new era in international relations must read [this book] . . . Vividly written and thoroughly researched." -- Los Angeles Times America's "small wars," "imperial war," or, as the Pentagon now terms them, "low-intensity conflicts," have played an essential but little-appreciated role in its growth as a world power. Beginning with Jefferson's expedition against the Barbary pirates, Max Boot tells the exciting stories of our sometimes minor but often bloody landings in Samoa, the Philippines, China, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere. Along the way he sketches colorful portraits of little-known military heroes such as Stephen Decatur, "Fighting Fred" Funston, and Smedly Butler. This revised and updated edition of Boot's compellingly readable history of the forgotten wars that helped promote America's rise in the lst two centuries includes a wealth of new material, including a chapter on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a new afterword on the lessons of the post-9/11 world.

Hunter of Dreams

Hunter of Dreams
Author: Steven Duff
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1553693116
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunter of Dreams Book Excerpt:

Hunter of Dreams is the story of the so-called Underground Railroad, the escape route to Canada of American slaves in the 1850s and early '60s. The driving force behind Canadian involvement was Dr. Alexander Milton Ross of Belleville, Ontario, an extraordinary character, but one relatively unknown except to historians specializing in his era. Alexander Ross travelled in the Deep South, using his background in ornithology as a pretense at doing research. In reality, he was alerting slaves to the existence of the Underground Railroad and in the process, faced a number of dangerous situations. As well, he was involved on the fringes of John Brown's famous raid on Harpers Ferry. His work brought him to the attention of Abraham Lincoln, who commissioned him as a special agent to monitor the Confederate activities in Canada during the Civil War. Ross's work, declared Lincoln, shortened the Civil War by the better part of a year. Hunter of Dreamsreveals the story of the relatively unknown Alexander Ross, based on his own memoirs and contemporary magazine and newspaper articles; it is cast as a novel, told through James Ramsay, an imaginary friend of Dr. Ross's.

Brian May

Brian May
Author: Laura Jackson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 1405513721
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brian May Book Excerpt:

As the lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May is one of rock's most recognisable stars. Brian May: The Definitive Biography charts his life from his childhood, through his years studying astrophysics and teaching, to his success with Queen, his more recent projects and his volatile relationship with actress Anita Dobson. Bestselling writer Laura Jackson examines closely the many aspects of the May's life, detailing Queen's struggles to acheive success and what life at the top was really like. It charts the camaraderie and conflicts within Queen as well as the disintegration of May's first marriage, the death of his father and the profound professional and emotional effects of Freddie Mercury's illness and death. Packed with nearly seventy first-hand exclusive interviews with some of May's closest friends, colleagues and fellow musicians - including Iommi, Joe Elliott, Raul Rodgers, Cliff Richard and Spike Edney - this is an extraordinary, inimate portrait of a rock legend.

Crime Does Not Pay Archives

Crime Does Not Pay Archives
Author: Various
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 1630085065
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Does Not Pay Archives Book Excerpt:

The Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series continues to recount the criminal deeds of the bandits, bank robbers, serial killers, and gangsters of yesteryear while reprinting some of the most notorious pre-Code comics of all time! Our latest deluxe hardcover--including every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Pay issues #58 to #61--is packed with timeless true-crime tales by artists George Tuska, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Dan Barry, Charles Biro, and others! This volume also features an enlightening new foreword by Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer)! "Even in today's more jaded times, the guilt-free exuberance the creators poured into every bullet and blood spatter is infectious. This Crime pays, with hours of fun." -The Seattle Times

Blood

Blood
Author: Janice Galloway
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-04-30
ISBN: 1446467864
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Book Excerpt:

'BLOOD is a virtuoso work: the writing sinewy and beautiful. . . the integrity of vision coruscating; the whole driven by the author's restless experimentation with form. And at least two stories, 'Blood' itself and 'Fearless', will certainly end up in anthologies: not Best Scottish Writers, or Best Women Writers, but quite simply, Best' New Statesman and Society. 'I remember reading a story by Janice Galloway for the first time; its urgency of voice, that certainty of expression, I wondered why I hadn't heard of her before; then discovered that she was altogether new to writing. It was some debut. She really is a fine writer' James Kelman 'Blood is a virtuoso work: the writing sinewy and beautiful...the integrity of vision coruscating; the whole driven by the author's restless experimentation with form. And at least two stories, 'Blood' itself and 'Fearless', will certainly end up in anthologies: not Best Scottish Writers, or Best Women Writers, but, quite simply, best' New Statesman 'A salutary collection...A marvellous revelation. A writer of passion and virtuosity shines through' Scotland on Sunday 'Genuinely unnerving...she is a fierce, troubling new writer' Observer 'Galloway flecks her hard-edged realism with impressionist grace-notes, a potent mixture that confirms her...as one of Scotland's best young writers' Sunday Telegraph 'There is ample proof in Blood of Galloway's unassailable talent. Marvellously funny and beautifully paced' Glasgow Herald

A Treasured Collection of Literary Works

A Treasured Collection of Literary Works
Author: Marlene E. Purvis
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN: 1477162240
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Treasured Collection of Literary Works Book Excerpt:

This book is a joy to read, whether you like to sit curled up on your favorite chair, or like to read a little at a time on a road trip this book is the one for you. It will make you smile, laugh and even cry a little it's all about life and it's ups downs and inbetweens. Great book of lifes treasured moments. --Susan McCormick Based on the readings. they kept me very captivated and interested. It was nice to sit down and read and also learn more about the writer. I hope in the very near future the author will come up with more poetry. All in all, enjoyed it very much --Sandie Burkland

Where There Is Smoke There Is Dire

Where There Is Smoke There Is Dire
Author: Brice Jacob,Brice Zimmerman
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2000-12
ISBN: 0595150896
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where There Is Smoke There Is Dire Book Excerpt:

Rhyming reasons to cease smoking.

No Dominion

No Dominion
Author: Charlie Huston
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-12-26
ISBN: 0345497147
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Dominion Book Excerpt:

Joe Pitt’s life sucks. He hasn’t had a case or a job in God knows how long and his stashes are running on empty. What stashes? The only ones that count to a guy like Joe: blood and money. The money he uses to buy blood; the blood he drinks. Hey, buddy, it’s that or your neck—you want to choose? The only way to lay his hands on both is to take a gig with the local Vampyre Clan. See, something new is on the streets, a new high, a high so strong it can send a Vampyre spazzing through Joe’s local watering hole. Till Joe sends him through a plate-glass window, that is. So it’s time for Joe to gut up and swallow that pride and follow the leads wherever they go. It won’ t be long before he’s slapping stoolies, getting sapped, and being taken for a ride above 110th Street. Someone’s pulling Joe’s strings, and now he’s riding the A train, looking to find who it is. He’s gonna cut them when he finds them—the strings and the hands that hold them.

They Don t Wanna Wait

They Don t Wanna Wait
Author: Kathe Tibbs,Biff L. Peterson
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1550223895
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Don t Wanna Wait Book Excerpt:

A dynamic look at the stars of "Dawson's Creek, " one of television's hottest shows. 48 photos, 16 in color.

A Passion for Winning

A Passion for Winning
Author: Aaron D. Cushman
Publsiher: Lighthouse Point Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0963796615
Category: Corporations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion for Winning Book Excerpt:

Sal Mo

Sal Mo
Author: Craig Strong
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1105143651
Category: Salmon
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sal Mo Book Excerpt:

This Wise Old Owl

This Wise Old Owl
Author: Gabriel R. Bruni
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-05
ISBN: 1434966887
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Wise Old Owl Book Excerpt:

This book is about all my family members, teachers, girlfriends. It's my life story put into poems and a few that I just made up. I wrote this book while in prison. It gave me something to do. A lot of stuff that I saw happen I wrote down; maybe it will help other people in the same spot. But mostly this is for my son to let him know how I feel about him. It's hard to say those things but easy to write. I enjoyed writing this book and am very proud of it.