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Asparagus Dreams

Author : Jessica Peers
ISBN : 1843101645
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Illustrated throughout with cartoons by the author, this is an entertaining, personal story recalled with humor, and will appeal to those affected by autism spectrum disorders and general readers alike.
Category: Family & Relationships

Venezia Food And Dreams

Author : Tessa Kiros
ISBN : 9780740785160
Genre : Cooking
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"First published in 2008 by Murdoch Books Pty Limited"--Colophon.
Category: Cooking

Following The Wrong God Home

Author : Clive Scott Chisholm
ISBN : 0803224311
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Clive Scott Chisholm wryly describes himself as a ?fugitive from the American Dream.? A displaced Canadian and a legally ?registered alien,? Chisholm set out from his home in upstate New York in 1985 to discover the origins of that dream. In Following the Wrong God Home, he recounts his personal odyssey, describing the people he encountered and the unforgettable stories they told. Chisholm?s solo journey on foot from the Missouri River to Salt Lake City retraced the 1,100-mile trek of nineteenth-century Mormon pioneers. In this account, he juxtaposes that Mormon search for the dream of ?community? against the modern search for the American dream of ?individuality,? muses over how much and how little things have changed in the century-and-a-half since 1847, and creates a narrative informed by the American dreamers he came across from Omaha to Salt Lake City.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Adventures Of A Bed Salesman

Author : Michael Kumpfmüller
ISBN : 9781250090485
Genre : Fiction
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This picaresque tale of a sexually voracious bed salesman whose life is dominated by his adventures with women opens in l962 as thirty-year-old Heinrich Hampel crosses the Berlin Wall leaving the West for East. This is not a political gesture but a desperate attempt to escape debt and the sexual mayhem caused by his bold selling techniques. Charming his way into the hearts and beds of his female customers (in Bavaria in the l950s), Heinrich doubles his turnover, but when an expensive mistress appears, his long-suffering wife Rosa has cause to worry. Despite the postwar economic miracle, Heinrich's debts build until he is forced to flee across the border and take up his old ways in the East. From this audacious and outlandish opening, the novel builds up a mosaic of Hampel's life. As fresh as it is provocative, Michael Kumpfmüller's first novel was a bestselling literary sensation in Germany.
Category: Fiction

Themes Dreams And Schemes

Author : G. Eugene Wigger
ISBN : PSU:000032035964
Genre : Business & Economics
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This innovative, comprehensive reference guide is ideal for caterers, special event managers, and other foodservice professionals. There are over 375 themed experiences, ranging from meeting breaks to dinners to outdoor functions to unique theme parties and more. Step-by-step menu suggestions, concepts and implementation details are provided.
Category: Business & Economics

Dreams In The Mist

Author : Barbara Nattress
ISBN : 9781466949409
Genre : Fiction
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Guests staying at a B&B often remark that this would be the perfect job. All it requires is some decorating skill to make the rooms look appealing, baking goodies, and interacting with the guests. Marilee soon discovers there is more to it than she thought, especially when her dreams start becoming reality. The noises in the attic, the letters falling from hidden spots all seem to relate to a war fought 200 years ago. Loyalist House may be more than just a lovely historic home. It may have secrets that relate to Marilees dreams in the mist.
Category: Fiction

Left Handed Dreams

Author : Nicoletta McGowan
ISBN : 1899293868
Genre : Fiction
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English translation of the popular Italan novel
Category: Fiction

10 000 Dreams Interpreted

Author : Gustavus Hindman Miller
ISBN : 1586630954
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Includes index.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Silver Cloud Caf

Author : Alfredo Véa
ISBN : 0452276640
Genre : Fiction
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In San Francisco, a midget is accused of murder he did not commit in a case that has its origins in the migrant workers' camps in the 1950's. Lawyer Zeferino Del Campo takes up his defense and in the process discovers the violent world of exploited immigrants.
Category: Fiction

American Dreams

Author : John Jakes
ISBN : 1101209186
Genre : Fiction
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From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the epicstory of the Crown family--first introduced in the New York Times bestsellerHomeland. As the second generation comes of age, the Crowns strive to find theirplace in a turbulent America which stands at the dawn of a new century. From thespeedways of Detroit to the unbridled glamour of a young Hollywood, to the daringheights of early aviation--theirs is a story of passion and adventure, glory, andambition, with all the wonder, promise, and splendor of...American Dreams.
Category: Fiction

Endangered Dreams

Author : Kevin Starr
ISBN : 9780199923564
Genre : History
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California, Wallace Stegner observed, is like the rest of the United States, only more so. Indeed, the Golden State has always seemed to be a place where the hopes and fears of the American dream have been played out in a bigger and bolder way. And no one has done more to capture this epic story than Kevin Starr, in his acclaimed series of gripping social and cultural histories. Now Starr carries his account into the 1930s, when the political extremes that threatened so much of the Depression-ravaged world--fascism and communism--loomed large across the California landscape. In Endangered Dreams, Starr paints a portrait that is both detailed and panoramic, offering a vivid look at the personalities and events that shaped a decade of explosive tension. He begins with the rise of radicalism on the Pacific Coast, which erupted when the Great Depression swept over California in the 1930s. Starr captures the triumphs and tumult of the great agricultural strikes in the Imperial Valley, the San Joaquin Valley, Stockton, and Salinas, identifying the crucial role played by Communist organizers; he also shows how, after some successes, the Communists disbanded their unions on direct orders of the Comintern in 1935. The highpoint of social conflict, however, was 1934, the year of the coastwide maritime strike, and here Starr's narrative talents are at their best, as he brings to life the astonishing general strike that took control of San Francisco, where workers led by charismatic longshoreman Harry Bridges mounted the barricades to stand off National Guardsmen. That same year socialist Upton Sinclair won the Democratic nomination for governor, and he launched his dramatic End Poverty in California (EPIC) campaign. In the end, however, these challenges galvanized the Right in a corporate, legal, and vigilante counterattack that crushed both organized labor and Sinclair. And yet, the Depression also brought out the finest in Californians: state Democrats fought for a local New Deal; California natives helped care for more than a million impoverished migrants through public and private programs; artists movingly documented the impact of the Depression; and an unprecedented program of public works (capped by the Golden Gate Bridge) made the California we know today possible. In capturing the powerful forces that swept the state during the 1930s--radicalism, repression, construction, and artistic expression--Starr weaves an insightful analysis into his narrative fabric. Out of a shattered decade of economic and social dislocation, he constructs a coherent whole and a mirror for understanding our own time.
Category: History

Infinite Dreams

Author : Joe Haldeman
ISBN : 9781497692428
Genre : Fiction
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Short stories, including a Hugo Award winner, from the author of The Forever War. Joe Haldeman burst onto the science fiction scene with The Forever War, an unforgettable novel that marked the arrival of an exciting, original new voice. Smart, creative, and acutely socially aware, Haldeman is an author whose work has all of the greatest qualities associated with the genre. Infinite Dreams collects Haldeman’s short stories from the early days of his career. There’s the poignant “26 Days, On Earth,” which follows a boy from the moon as he writes a journal about his time on Earth and falls for a local girl. Then there’s the humorous “All The Universe in a Mason Jar,” chronicling the experience aliens have with a moonshine-drunk farm boy. In the satirical “A Time to Live,” a frozen billionaire wakes up in the future, only to get returned to his own time in a different body. Also included is the Hugo Award–winning “Tricentennial,” about a trip to gather antimatter from a mysterious binary system. Haldeman’s whip-smart tales prove to be as much a treat now as they were when they were written. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Category: Fiction

Dreams As I See Them

Author : Olga Alicia Rippo
ISBN : 9781465326515
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Dreaming, according to my personal and convincing analysis, is the reviewing of the previous days activities and committing them to memory. Each dream episode is symbolized by what we already have stored in our memory banks. Emotions or events will evoke a symbol that will appear in the dream along with other symbols already encoded to create a story line that seems strange, funny, or even slightly confused. The massive numbers of memories we have would be impossible to categorize separately. It is much more efficient to draw out these encoded symbols from our memory and store yesterdays memorable happenings in the same code. If we do not have a symbolic representation for something or someone, then that person, item, or activity will represent itself and create a new code. What compounds the mystery of symbolism is that each individual has established his own very personal ones throughout his own life experiences. Thus, no one is truly able to decipher anothers dream. A dream can even be the result of a radio or TV story heard during sleep and absorbed into the dream. The dialogue may be repeated quite accurately but the dreamer creates his own picture images. I have experienced this quite often, waking to ask, Why did she or he say this or that? and compare the reality to my dream scenes. (Perhaps we should give credence to the possibility that we might learn during sleep while a recorded voice recites the lesson repeatedly.) On the other hand, watching a TV program that impresses or evokes certain emotions can trigger a dream later with our own symbols to create our own episode. A sound can produce a quick little dream. Instantaneously - between a click before an alarm rings and the ring itself can cause a flash of a dream according to what that sound conjured up from our memory bank. If a sound does not wake us, we will weave it into our dream story in marvelous ways. Just a touch that probably would be unexplainable unless one woke up to the ongoing sound and recognize it as having been in our dream. Recurring dreams, I am convinced, represent a certain emotion or feeling that we experienced somewhere back in time and that scene is brought forward whenever it is needed to depict that emotion. The scene is representative of a prior emotional experience and comes forth as the same scene in our dream each time that same emotion is reflected from the previous day. Thus the recurrence. Our life experiences being different, so would our storage areas be comprised of different methods of remembering. The swimming scenes that recur occasionally in my dreams are always very pleasing to me. Even though I do not swim, simply watching swimmers evokes a relaxing, soothing sensation within me. Im sure the previous day had pleasurable times that were being reflected. On the other hand, when I dream of flooding or turbulent water, a negative experience in the previous day is revived in that same nights dream as an unpleasant water scene. Actually, the last swimming episode in my life was a near disaster for me and perhaps that particular occasion was the one that influences the negative evocation of water. Yet, strangely enough, watching people swim is a pleasure to me, hence the positive sensation. Other emotions anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, joy, etc., are represented in a symbolic manner that is unique to us alone, as is the original encoded episode. We require codes or symbols as mental shorthand to store in a compact unit the massive number of thoughts, activities and emotions we experience during a lifetime. The recurrence of certain episodes or metaphors eliminates the necessity to store another code. I believe it is erroneous to infer mystical or psychological interpretations. Dreams are a natural function of the marvelous composition of the human body such as blinking, swallowing, smiling, etc. There has not been a single dream that I have been unable to reconcile with the activities
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Boardwalk Of Dreams

Author : Bryant Simon
ISBN : 9780199883295
Genre : History
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During the first half of the twentieth century, Atlantic City was the nation's most popular middle-class resort--the home of the famed Boardwalk, the Miss America Pageant, and the board game Monopoly. By the late 1960s, it had become a symbol of urban decay and blight, compared by journalists to bombed-out Dresden and war-torn Beirut. Several decades and a dozen casinos later, Atlantic City is again one of America's most popular tourist spots, with thirty-five million visitors a year. Yet most stay for a mere six hours, and the highway has replaced the Boardwalk as the city's most important thoroughfare. Today the city doesn't have a single movie theater and its one supermarket is a virtual fortress protected by metal detectors and security guards. In this wide-ranging book, Bryant Simon does far more than tell a nostalgic tale of Atlantic City's rise, near death, and reincarnation. He turns the depiction of middle-class vacationers into a revealing discussion of the boundaries of public space in urban America. In the past, he argues, the public was never really about democracy, but about exclusion. During Atlantic City's heyday, African Americans were kept off the Boardwalk and away from the beaches. The overly boisterous or improperly dressed were kept out of theaters and hotel lobbies by uniformed ushers and police. The creation of Atlantic City as the "Nation's Playground" was dependent on keeping undesirables out of view unless they were pushing tourists down the Boardwalk on rickshaw-like rolling chairs or shimmying in smoky nightclubs. Desegregation overturned this racial balance in the mid-1960s, making the city's public spaces more open and democratic, too open and democratic for many middle-class Americans, who fled to suburbs and suburban-style resorts like Disneyworld. With the opening of the first casino in 1978, the urban balance once again shifted, creating twelve separate, heavily guarded, glittering casinos worlds walled off from the dilapidated houses, boarded-up businesses, and lots razed for redevelopment that never came. Tourists are deliberately kept away from the city's grim reality and its predominantly poor African American residents. Despite ten of thousands of buses and cars rolling into every day, gambling has not saved Atlantic City or returned it to its glory days. Simon's moving narrative of Atlantic City's past points to the troubling fate of urban America and the nation's cultural trajectory in the twentieth century, with broad implications for those interested in urban studies, sociology, planning, architecture, and history.
Category: History

True Lives Real Dreams

Author : Shyrle Benjamin
ISBN : 9781469184418
Genre : Drama
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Well, the weekend is over and its time to return to the real world, thats right, gotta go back home, there were definitely no regrets at all, but of course it ended too soon. Back to work, home, and the kids Sierra thought to herself, not that any of that was a bad thing because she did miss her boys, besides she knew her and Jason would be planning another get a way one day soon.
Category: Drama

The Classic 1000 Dreams

Author : Foulsham Books
ISBN : 0572016743
Genre : Dream interpretation
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It is said that the dream image may have significance in predicting events and that dreams contain hidden messages. In this collection you will find the interpretations and views of some of the most celebrated writers on the subject. It explores the mysteries of the images that your subconscious generates in your sleep.
Category: Dream interpretation


Author : Todd F. Davis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112217828
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. "RIPE, a strong first collection, is about as close to the earth as poetry can get. It is filled with loving awareness of the poet's immediate world, and all that lives for and around him. `All I ever wished for,' [Davis] writes, `was the light of fields in late August, / third mowing just cut, / old apple trees left behind.' All we wish for is poetry as sensitive and moving as RIPE gives us"--Lucien Stryk
Category: Poetry

Honeysuckle Dream

Author : Jill Dean
ISBN : 9781430325529
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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There is something within these pages that I have never told anyone until now......It was a magical time in my life... raising my family while filling the empty spaces with the tending of farm animals. I had always dreamed of talking to the animals. I did just that for thirteen years... Aah, the sweetness of a simple country life; the simple thing that I didn't understand was the collateral damage that would come to haunt me.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Daring To Dream

Author : Nora Roberts
ISBN : 1101146001
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts begins her Dream Trilogy with the story of Margo, a housekeeper’s daughter who picks up the pieces of a shattered dream to start a new one—with the sisters of her heart… Margo Sullivan had everything a young woman could ask for. But while growing up along the rocky cliffs of Monterey, she couldn’t help but dream of bigger things. The daughter of the Templeton’s stern Irish housekeeper, Margo had been treated like a member of the family. Deep down, she knew that money could not buy the thing she craved most—her mother’s acceptance. Maybe things would be different if she could be sweet like Laura—or had Kate’s shrewd head for business. But all Margo knew how to do was be Margo, and that meant doing things her own way—no matter what the consequences... Don't miss the other books in the Dream Trilogy Holding the Dream Finding the Dream
Category: Fiction