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Little Kingdoms

Author : Steven Millhauser
ISBN : 9780307763884
Genre : Fiction
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Cartoons that draw their creator into another world; demonic paintings that exert a sinister influence on our own. Fairy tales that express the secret losses and anxieties of their tellers. These are the elements that Steven Millhauser employs to such marvelous—and often disquieting—effect in Little Kingdoms, a collection whose three novellas suggest magical companion pieces to his acclaimed longer fictions. In "The Little Kingdom of J. Franklin Payne," a gentle eccentric constructs an elaborate alternate universe that is all the more appealing for being transparently unreal. "The Princess, the Dwarf, and the Dungeon" is at once a gothic tale of nightmarish jealousy and a meditation on the human need for exaltation and horror. And "Catalogue of the Exhibition" introduces us to the oeuvre of Edmund Moorash, a Romantic painter who might have been imagined by Nabokov or Poe. Exuberantly inventive, as mysterious as dreams, these novellas will delight, mesmerize, and transport anyone who reads them.
Category: Fiction

Little Kingdoms

Author : Robert M. Ireland
ISBN : 9780813163468
Genre : History
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Kentucky's counties though theoretically provinces of the state were in reality powerful semi-sovereign entities during the latter half of the 19th century. Their positive accomplishments were many. Government funds were wisely invested in internal improvements, road construction, law enforcement, tax collection, and relief of the poor. Keen competition for county offices, placed on an electoral basis by the Constitution of 1850, brought added vitality to Kentucky's uniquely intense political life, and the official day on which the county courts met continued to be the foremost social and economic day of the month. Despite these positive facets and the good intentions of the reformers of 1849-1850, however, Kentucky's counties retained a tradition of parochialism, corruption, and inefficiency. The establishment of elective offices eliminated few of the deficiencies of the county system. The railroads were the focus of rivalry and scandal. Prevailing lawlessness compounded the semi-anarchical condition of many of the counties. Rising crime rates rendered insecure the lives of many Kentuckians. Nineteenth-century Kentucky left no legacy of law and order. A grasp of this paradoxical situation is essential to an understanding of late 19th-century Kentucky history. In this probing study, Robert M. Ireland offers the first thorough examination of the impact of Kentucky's counties on the state's constitutional, political, social, and economic development during this period.
Category: History

There Are Little Kingdoms

Author : Kevin Barry
ISBN : 1555976522
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of City of Bohane, a debut collection that “could easily have been titled ‘These Are Little Masterpieces’” (The Irish Times) This award-winning story collection by Kevin Barry summons all the laughter, darkness, and intensity of contemporary Irish life. A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome hill walkers take to the high reaches in pursuit of a saving embrace. A bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity—and a stiff drink. These stories, filled with a grand sense of life’s absurdity, form a remarkably sure-footed collection that reads like a modern-day Dubliners. The winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a 2007 book of the year in The Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, and Metro, There Are Little Kingdoms marks the stunning entrance of a writer who burst onto the literary scene fully formed.
Category: Fiction

In A Little Kingdom

Author : Perry Stieglitz
ISBN : 0873326172
Genre : History
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- I There Were Three Princes 1959-1961 -- II Down Then Up the Mekong 1961-1963 -- III Paris: Three Princes, Two Princesses 1964-1967 -- IV War and Love 1967-1968 -- V Kingdom Gone 1969-1984 -- Index
Category: History

Ben And Holly S Little Kingdom Gaston S Messy Cave Storybook

Author : Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
ISBN : 9781409312482
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This eBook has been optimised for viewing on colour devices. Holly & Ben think Gaston the Ladybird is sad so they try and cheer him up by tidying his cave! Read this magical little adventure to find out what happens.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Little Kingdom On The Hill

Author : LJ Hudack
ISBN : 9781475973181
Genre : Fiction
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“Corrupt California homeowner associations are the stuff of which lawsuits and websites are made. Often, associations are the graveyards for homeowners’ dreams. You may live in one, if you do, you’ll want to read how a used car salesman inherited a home in the Austin Hills Homeowners Association and drove it toward catastrophe. Lincoln Bosworth cares nothing for the exquisite rural beauty of Austin Hills. His single-minded goal is accumulating a following of sycophants to hold control of the association’s board of directors. Exploiting giant gaps in homeowner law, and aided by unethical lawyers, Bosworth abuses board power, openly defies the restrictions of the governing documents and gains control over two million dollars of assessment money. He will spend as he pleases and what seems to please him most is to reward friends for their loyalty. He drives those who oppose him from the association. Not content to purge from within, he plans a massive gate to exclude those ‘who don’t belong.’ Braving the wrath of Bosworth, the members finally manage to elect one of their own to the board. Randy Peterson now serves on the board with a passion for justice, and his criticisms and revelations are a threat. For Bosworth, however, Randy is just one more obstacle to be handled. Then, on a hot August afternoon, one of the board’s decisions results in a tragic accident that claims four lives. Bosworth launches a propaganda campaign and Randy becomes a real threat as he aligns with law enforcement and reveals the corruption of the board. A sheriff’s detective figures one of Bosworth’s board members was involved in the accident. Was it really an accident, or was it manslaughter? Whatever it was, it leads to coldblooded murder. A link between the accident and the murder is too thin for prosecution and the investigation appears to stall. The newspapers call the murder a perfect crime and why not? In Franklin County, half of all murders go unsolved. Will this be one?”
Category: Fiction

Ben And Holly S Little Kingdom The Lost Egg Storybook

Author : Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
ISBN : 9781409312468
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This eBook has been optimised for viewing on colour devices. Ben, Holly and Gaston the Ladybird have found a large blue egg in the meadow. A tiny little chick hatches from the egg and the children set off on an adventure to find the chick's mummy. Find out what they discover in this delightful storybook.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Ben And Holly S Little Kingdom Ben Elf S Birthday Storybook

Author : Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
ISBN : 9780718196646
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This ebook has been optimised for viewing on colour devices. The creators of the number one preschool children's TV show Peppa Pig, bring you the magical award-winning world of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. Boys and girls will love this delightful little storybook . . . Oh dear, it's Ben Elf's birthday and his best friend, Fairy Princess Holly has completely forgotten about it! Join Fairy Princess Holly in this exciting new adventure storybook, as she tries to make Ben a special birthday card using her fairy magic and also make it to his birthday party on time!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Ben And Holly S Little Kingdom The Toy Robot Storybook

Author : Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
ISBN : 9780718196660
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This ebook has been optimised for colour devices. The creators of the number one preschool children's TV show Peppa Pig, bring you the magical award-winning world of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom. In this exciting new adventure, Fairy Princess Holly, Ben Elf and their friends find an old broken robot in the forest. Holly wants to mend it with her magic wand, but Ben wants to fix it using his elf skills. The key to wind up the robot is missing, so Holly uses a spell to make a magic key, which has some very strange results! Boys and girls will love reading this exciting adventure storybook based on the magical show, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Small Kingdoms And Other Stories

Author : Charlaine Harris
ISBN : 9781625673770
Genre : Fiction
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A new collection of linked short stories from Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse books, the basis for HBO’s True Blood, and the Midnight Crossroad series, the inspiration for Midnight, Texas on NBC. Principal Anne DeWitt knew her past could catch up with her, but she didn’t expect it would make her late for school. Killing a man does take time though; so does disposing the body . . . if you do it right. After three relatively quiet years at Travis High School, it seems Anne is in danger of being exposed—even the baseball coach knows more about her former life than she ever imagined. Now, she must find out who else holds her secrets and who wants her to pay for them. . .without letting it make her tardy again. Anne still has a school to run, parents to manage, and a few students who might benefit from her unique—and deadly—experience. Collected together for the first time in Small Kingdoms and Other Stories, “Small Kingdoms,” “Sarah Smiles,” “Small Chances,” and “Small Signs” are sure to delight fans of Charlaine Harris.
Category: Fiction

The Little Kingdom

Author : Richard Church
ISBN : UCAL:B2805677
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

The Little Kingdom

Author : Michael Moritz
ISBN : UOM:39015009392559
Genre : Apple computer
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Recounts the eight-year growth of Apple Computer, Inc., from garage workshop to international business leader and spotlights the personalities behind Apple's remarkable successes
Category: Apple computer

Treasures Of The Kingdom

Author : Tom Yarbrough
ISBN : 9781462408788
Genre : Religion
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This study offers a fresh look at the revealed secrets embedded in Matthew 5:3 12, the time-tested Beatitudes, from the perspective of one trained as a behavioral scientist. Throughout his more than forty years in the counseling field, Dr. Tom Yarbrough's motivation stayed fixed upon biblical guidelines. In Treasures of the Kingdom, he suggests nine smaller kingdoms Christ introduced on the Mount for a contemporary journey toward maturity. Yarbrough explores the Beatitudes in the Bible, showing how each one reveals a way of living that all Christians can and should adopt. He compares them to stages, or kingdoms, in which one instruction may need to be understood and experienced before one can understand and experience the next one. Providing a host of scriptural references, Yarbrough shows how through the Beatitudes, Jesus left us a road map on how to live our lives, follow in his footsteps, and become mature Christians.
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The Culture Of God S Kingdom

Author : Nick Wilson
ISBN : 9781449782801
Genre : Religion
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The teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount serves as a manifesto for Kingdom life, and the Beatitudes portray for us a Kingdom culture that is contrary to that of the world. These studies reveal to us an invasion of this world with a culture that defines a heavenly kingdom. The Kingdom of God is not a simply a far-off dream held by Christians. The Kingdom was established by Jesus Christ, and the culture of the Kingdom invades the world through the lives of God’s people.
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Colorado S Little Kingdom

Author : Donald Campbell Kemp
ISBN : UOM:39015002186925
Genre : Gilpin County (Colo.)
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Category: Gilpin County (Colo.)