The California Tales

Author: Mathew Kinsella
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469101114
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Exhibit-A To dream the im-poss-ible dream to fight the un-beat-able foe to run where the brave (or wise) dare not go -From the Broadway production of The Man of La Mancha, music by Darien and Leigh, 1965 Gracing the awesome coastline of California like a set of stained glass and adobe rosary beads, the 18th-century chain of twenty-one old Spanish missions offer the modern tourist a window into the history of the golden state at once colorful, quaint, often romanticized and just possibly not as benign as the tourist literature would lead us to believe. Investigating just that possibility, three amateur researchers have uncovered an historic mission artifact that, proven authentic, could shaken the golden state to its foundations. Nor would the repercussions end there, cautioned research director Brother Kolbe. Not by a long shot. At the state capitol in Sacramento, the governors Mission Affairs Department, and entrenched bereaucrazy representing the vested interest of the church, civic groups, university and private concerns, is naturally interested in the discovery. With real estate totaling in the multi-billion dollar range, including treasure troves of priceless relics and artwork, the Mission Affairs Department is somewhat hesitant at relinquishing control of their flock of iconic golden geese. Exposing the scandalous mission hullabaloo to the light of day may very well, researcher Samara Del Rio smiled with a perfectly beatific malfeasance, induce a state of anarchy. This my quest, to follow that star no matter how hopeless, no matter how far Along with Sam, ostensibly the team sociologist; Franciscan Brother and linguist Kolbe McCeanna and computer technician Felicia Bonaventura have tracked the legendary article to the derelict ruins of a minor auxiliary mission, Mision Estancia San Micmac, abandoned deep in the cathedral redwoods of Californias rugged pacific coast foothills. Exhibit-A.: as Sacramento knows, the notorious artifact is a legendary mission document lost since the colonial era, and thought to be a Spanish translation of aboriginal petroglyphs, entitled Las Cuentitas Primaveritas de Isla Califia. Past as prologue, a highly divisive work of folkloric Outside Art, colonial-era historians date the slim manuscript to the year 1561. Spakespearean scholars, however, citing key internal references to The Bards colonial-era play The Tempest, insist that the text is no older that the year 1611. Anti-Stratfordians, of course, call the Spakespearean theory leaky as an unstaunched wench. Adding to the debate, pre-Columbian archivists at Villa Poggio Gherado in Canterbury, England claim tevidence supporting a composition date of 1348. Equally divided, modern pundits dismiss Las Cuentitas as nothing more than psychosocial gibberish and third-rate poetic doggerel anyway, or else venerate the document as instrumental to a radical psychosocial transformation. Either way, if birds of a feather flock together than the infamous manuscript resembles a traditional book to the extent a penguin resembles an ostrich. [Embedded in translation throughout the plot of The California Tales], Las Cuentitas represents an extraordinary multimedia-literary genre suppressed censored and banned since the 1960s as irredeemably subversive to the status quo. During its brief hayday in the sun, the tempestuous genre was known as Prosperos Salient Heliotropic Articulation Grids: pSHAGs. And, particularly threatening to the dominate paradigm, pSHAG poetry, (or poemetry), was known, rather tongue-in-cheek, as Teleothanantological Neuropeptidal Algorithms: T.N.A.s. Moreover, reputedly encrypted within a Prospero SHAG TNA are the sole surviving fragments of the theoretical Archetypical Tale: the mother of all manuscripts, the lore at the core. Archetypical Tale theorists insist that this so-called consummate communiqu is simultaneously primordial and pansophic, pro


Author: Alex Haley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306824868
Format: PDF, ePub
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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast–to–coast event—over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. Now, Roots once again bursts onto the national scene, and at a time when the race conversation has never been more charged. It is a book for the legions of earlier readers to revisit and for a new generation to discover. To quote from the introduction by Michael Eric Dyson: “Alex Haley's Roots is unquestionably one of the nation's seminal texts. It affected events far beyond its pages and was a literary North Star…. Each generation must make up its own mind about how it will navigate the treacherous waters of our nation's racial sin. And each generation must overcome our social ills through greater knowledge and decisive action. Roots is a stirring reminder that we can achieve these goals only if we look history squarely in the face.” The star– studded cast in this new event series includes Academy Award–winners Forest Whitaker and Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Derek Luke, Grammy Award-winner Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Mekhi Phifer. Questlove of The Roots is the executive music producer for the miniseries's stirring soundtrack.

My Mates Your Mates

Author: Louise Villalon
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468950908
Format: PDF, ePub
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For those of you who want to know more on how to connect with your spirit guides, this book will explain what they are and how to connect with them. This book provides a simple view with no airy fairy rubbish. Your "mates" also known as your spirit guides want to connect with you and help you in your path of life. If you wish to learn more about how they can help then you all you have to do is read this book. Simple as.

Captive Of My Desires

Author: Johanna Lindsey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448127084
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Devastated by her mother's death, eighteen-year-old Gabrielle Brooks sets sail from England to a Caribbean island in search of her estranged father, and is shocked to discover that he has become a pirate. Three wonderful years follow, sailing and treasure hunting with her father, until he decides that she must return to London to find a proper husband. His old friend James Malory will sponsor her in polite society. In London, Gabrielle is escorted to balls and parties by James Malory's wife, Georgina, whose brother, Drew Anderson, a dashing American sea captain, is drawn to Gabrielle's fiery beauty. Anxious not to be tied down, he feigns indifference, and determined to win his attentions, Gabrielle vows revenge. Enlisting the help of her father's pirate cronies, Gabrielle commandeers Drew's ship and takes him prisoner. But as passion runs high on their sea voyage, it becomes difficult to tell who is truly the captor and who is the captive. .. Captive of My Desires tells a passionate love story that will capture your heart and never let go


Author: A. Sinner
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1491877154
Format: PDF
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In A Sinner’s second book he again states he has to keep to his pen name and again changes all names of churches, friends and family because of, as he puts it, “ historical freedoms long ago fought and died for in my country, but now lost to dangerous forces, that are not only unchallenged but appeased and encouraged.” He gives a chapter on his own English roots and background where he says his Saviour showed him the first signs of sin of which he needed to take to His cross. He mentions first hand experience of Jesuit and Christian Brother school teachers, who not surprisingly, he is no fan of. Yet his criticisms again are not left to Roman Catholicism alone. As in his first book, often humorous, often tragic words, but now not just in sermon notes but observations, experiences, speaking notes, modern parables, one or two poems and also in his own mostly pen and ink illustrations. He gives a little more detail than in his first book of his working for his Saviour in missionary organisations such as Prison Fellowship, SASRA and local church work. Through it all, he leaves the same message for all: look to the Bible for inspiration but especially to unbelievers for salvation only in the Bible’s Author ,The Holy Spirit and the Word of God Jesus Christ! John Then they asked Him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered “The work of God is this: to believe in the one He has sent! John 6;28&29.

Football s Great Heroes and Entertainers

Author: Jimmy Greaves
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444718150
Format: PDF, ePub
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JIMMY GREAVES was a great entertainer and a national hero as a footballer, and is held in equal affection as a television pundit and performer. Now Greavsie reveals the footballers and managers who have given him most entertainment and are his biggest heroes. Greavsie has confined his star-studded assembly to players and managers of his lifetime -- dipping fondly back into the days of Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney and Len Shackleton and coming up to date with in-depth analysis of modern masters like Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney. Along the way he nods in the direction of his good pals Bobby Moore, Dave Mackay, Billy Wright and, of course, George Best. Footballing gods of the calibre of Pele, di Stefano, Puskas and Maradona naturally win a place in the personal Greaves Hall of Fame. You may not agree with all his selections, but if you are a true football fan you will agree that this is a book that makes you laugh and grips your attention as you take a look at some of FOOTBALL's GREAT HEROES AND ENTERTAINERS.

Ancient Words of Marital Wisdom

Author: Marsha Butler
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595189377
Format: PDF, Docs
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…and they lived happily ever after! No matter who is involved in a relationship, or whether it is legally bound or conciously not, most of the dynamics are the same and …happily ever after is still the most consistent quest of all from the beginning of time. Throughout any relationship there will be some moments that will definitely give you pause, but consider this; life has not nor will it ever be a consistent euphoria of happiness. If it were, then when and where would we ever gain the knowledge of wonderful, gratefulness, joy and satisfaction as well as courage, strength and survival that comes from wisdom and growth? Ancient Words of Marital Wisdom: For the New Millennium cannot protect you from love and life's challenges, but it can sensibly and realistically help guide you on your way to…happily ever after!