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The Ace Cafe Then And Now

Author : Winston G. Ramsey
ISBN : 1870067436
Genre : Motorcycling
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During the 1960s swarms of motorcyclists roamed along London's North Circular Road in nightly burn ups. Their pit stop was the Ace Cafe at Stonebridge Park. This is their story as told by the boys who raced and the policemen who chased, woven against a background of contemporary reports.
Category: Motorcycling

Reading Seattle

Author : Peter Donahue
ISBN : 9780295805559
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seattle, with its spectacular natural beauty and rough frontier history, has inspired writers from its earliest days. This anthology spans seven decades and includes fiction, memoirs, histories, and journalism that define the city or use it as a setting, imparting the flavor of the city through a literary prism. Reading Seattle features classics by Horace R. Cayton, Richard Hugo, Betty MacDonald, Mary McCarthy, Murray Morgan, and John Okada as well as more recent works by Sherman Alexie, Lynda Barry, David Guterson, J. A. Jance, Jonathan Raban, and others. It includes cutting-edge work by emerging talents and reintroduces works by important Seattle writers who may have been overlooked in recent years. The writers featured in this volume explore a variety of neighborhoods and districts within the city, delineating urban spaces and painting memorable portraits of characters both historical and fictional.
Category: Literary Criticism

They Kill Bears

Author : Lee Vernon
ISBN : 9780595311972
Genre : Fiction
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Book One in the Tanith's Secret quartet On a dark night, in the ancient European city of Luxembourg, a tragic accident results in fifteen-year-old Tanith losing her home and being wrongly labeled as a criminal. She seeks a new start in unfamiliar England, but trouble still follows her. Nevertheless, she has the skills she needs to survive. "You have a rare talent," a police karate instructor tells her. And Tanith can also sometimes see things that others cannot. Things from the past perhaps? They Kill Bears describes a real and dangerous world, where genuine martial arts skills and the ability to overcome fear, mean an exceptional girl who knows her limits (and walks with a giant white dog called Nicely, that stops traffic and enemies in equal numbers!) can even the odds. Professional dog fighters, police officers, soccer hooligans, sadistic school bullies, Japanese gangsters, and even the anonymous group that has been watching Tanith from the shadows since she left her home, discover this for themselves, as you can, when you visit the world of Tanith and Nicely in this, the first novel in a series of four that eventually unfold the shocking truth behind Tanith's 'Secret'. "You're very brave, Tanith, but these are relentless men they'll come back, again and again." Tanith continued to look Derek right in the eye. -in a way that made the teacher rock back on his chair. "We met them before, Nicely and I. We will meet them again, whenever they like, wherever they like..." Tanith lowered her voice to a whisper. "Let them come."
Category: Fiction

The Tied Down Holster

Author : Hugh Martin
ISBN : 9780719821523
Genre : Fiction
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Men disappear around Blue Mesa, New Mexico. Dick Young, apparently an easy-going artist, vanishes close to a deep chasm in this locality ruled by powerful rancher Walt Guisewell who sees the land he has tamed as his 'kingdom'. Bob Young, brother of the missing man, arrives and proves very different from Dick. Sometime soldier; sometime convict and sometime lawman, he wears the holster of his Colt revolver tied down by a rawhide thong - the mark of a gunfighter with a reputation and not one to be trifled with. Looking for answers to his brother's disappearance, he finds that others have disappeared and is soon head-to-head in a bullet-bitten conflict with rancher Guisewell and his crew.
Category: Fiction

Cycle World

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ISBN : UOM:39015058754022
Genre : Cycling
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Category: Cycling

The Ace Of Lightning

Author : Stephen-Paul Martin
ISBN : 9781573660587
Genre : Fiction
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The Ace of Lightning is a collection of stories based on the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, which led to World War I.
Category: Fiction

Ace Blackman And The Blues He Sings

Author : William James, Sr.
ISBN : 9780595459490
Genre : Fiction
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Ace Blackman plays the Blues because it had been deeply ingrained into his soul. It was a defining legacy that he shared with Joe Makery his Bass Player. His great grandpa Jack, a tenant farmer in the Tidewater area, was brutally murdered in the presence Ace's grandpa, Johnny, who turned away from playing church music, after witnessing that God didn't stop the racist from murdering Jack. Johnny played the Blues, until a white agent drew him away from home so that he could rape Mary his wife. Johnny came home early, discovered the assailant raping his wife, and got shot between the eyes. Mary and her girls contracted TB. Her only son, Andrew, was a carrier of that disease. Andrew Sr., gave his wife Courtney TB. She died shortly after the birth of her only child, Andrew, Jr., (Ace). Ace's father went mad, and Ace grew up in an orphanage. Ace learned of the murders of two of his Gay Band Members by Bowles Allenson, who had been hired by Mr. P., a dope-trafficker. When he discovered that his music was being used as a dope-pushing cover, he qui playing it. James has written another gut-gripping Novel.
Category: Fiction


Author : V. Vale
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025878377
Genre : Music
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"Swing!" is the first book to tell the history of the new swing movement sweeping the country. "Remarkably exhaustive, " ("New York Times"). Details bands, clothes, hairstyles, dancing, vintage cars, top 100 records, A-Z of swing bands--it's a "bible" for swing enthusiasts. "Definitive."--"Washington Post." 365 photos.
Category: Music

Guynemer The Ace Of Aces

Author : Jacques Mortane
ISBN : HARVARD:32044051141661
Genre : Fighter pilots
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Category: Fighter pilots