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Several True I Think Stories

Author : James E. Gibson
ISBN : 0998877409
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Several True (I Think) Stories: Can Truth Be Stranger Than Fiction? discusses numerous unusual events. The majority of them were personally experienced or witnessed by the author. This second edition contains numerous small changes and corrections. The incidents described include in no particular order: (1) eyes apparently heating a wedding ring and burning someone's finger, (2) a "miraculous" healing, (3) a summer snowstorm in southeastern Kentucky, (4) two objects being elevated by unknown forces, (5) meeting former CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite in an unusual way, (6) some strange "coincidences," and (7) several other stories. The book contains 52 chapters, in addition to the Introduction. Most chapters are very short. The book only contains 99 pages from the Introduction through the Conclusion/Summary chapter. Over 50 stories are covered in those 99 pages. Readers may find some of the stories unbelievable, but the author sought to be truthful in his descriptions of the events. The author feels that hyperbole is a fancy word for lying and usually needs to be avoided when writing nonfiction. The book ends with a brief Conclusion/Summary chapter.

Almost True Christmas Stories

Author : Ron Corcoran
ISBN : 9781479746903
Genre : Fiction
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The gift of reading. There could not be a greater Christmas gift. Throughout history, I ask you what circumstances have compelled any and all would-be authors to put quills-to-parchments (or, in more recent generations, put fingertips-to-keyboards) to create their miasma of pages to be collected together and called a book? It's a good question and I haven't a clue as to any short, finite answer. I only know that there are lots and lots and lots of compelling circumstances. In my particular case, at an early age I found myself interested in the How? and Why? of things I had read about or heard about or saw. No doubt there have been others like me throughout history who have bumbled, stumbled and fumbled their way through life because they were looking through curious eyes - and not necessarily through practical, comprehending eyes. Let me tell you, one stumbles frequently when trying to get somewhere while looking upward rather than downward. But it is still a trip worth taking.... and while looking upward. In the late 1940s I heard on our family entertainment center (which in the late1940s was only an RCA Victor radio) Gene Autry singing the song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and I was fascinated by the lyrics of the song. Yet I wanted to know, But why did Rudolph's nose glow? No answers to that question were forthcoming and the question remained in the catacombs of my memory for all the years thereafter. Once I had retired from my career and began to write serialized Christmas stories, I plucked the glowing nose dilemma from its dormancy and began to ask, What if.... In order to write this book's first Christmas story, the First Christmas Glowing, I felt compelled to examine (and for story purposes, hypothetically answer) the following What if's:- What if, say a hundred years ago or so, there had been a long-distance message runner making deliveries amongst neighboring villages in the Great Rift Valley of eastern Africa and what if, on one of his runs, the message-runner made a substantive discovery? - What if that substantive discovery, as found on the slope of an old volcano crater, would change Christmases forever and ever? - What if that discovery had something to do with the wing-flap speed of a certain kind of insect? - What if the message-runner put his substantive discovery into a small earthen jar and what if that jar over the course of the next sixty years found its way to a once well-traveled trunk in the home of the brother of a traveling circus entertainer named Maximillian? - What if Maximillian was the uncle of a young girl (his brother's daughter) who also lived in that home? - What if Uncle Max's young niece found the jar and years later would find herself positioned and prepared to come to the aid of one of the most important Christmasses of the 20th Century? - What if there are several other adventures along the way involving magic tricks, singing wolves, a Japanese fishing boat, and an intuitivie Inuit weatherman? - And, yes, what if there is a happy ending, and it is one that you know very well...and certainly have even sung about? In order to write this book's second Christmas story, A Long-Distance Christmas Greeting, I had to answer a whole raft of completely different What if's . and that is because the second story has resulted from my memory of an incident that occurred in the mid 1950s. the remembered incident occurred somewhere on the east coast of the United States and involved some historical society or a university or a city council or something-or-other creating a time capsule, filled with objects. the objects were something like tooth paste, Argyle sox, automobile hubcaps, and square-dance instructions, all to be hermetically sealed, buried, and not opened for a hundred years or so... something to provide clear evidence as to how the residents of our country lived back in the 1950s. I liked that idea, but at the time I was curious about the assembling of rockets capable of travelling into deep space.... so I wondered, What If we put a time capsule (full of stuff) into a rocket and fired it into space in no particular direction? Story #2 comprises my hypothetical answers to that What If. - What if there was a clairvoyant great-great grandmother who loved to drink coffee on her beloved Island of Molokai and who kept being awakened by a recurring dream? - What if that dream woke her up at the same time every evening and what if the dream consisted of something unknown moving through darkness, at a high speed, and with an unknown purpose? - What if an overly-adventuresome African Gray Parrot escaped from an aviary in a zoo in Vienna, Austria and began a sort of Roots trip? - What if the parrot's grandfather had made an indelible and unforgettable impact on a battlefield during a World War? - What if an elementary school student on an excursion to Mount Palomar saw something in a telescope that intrigued the entire world? - What role could a chartreuse micro bus or a poetic corn broker from Dubuque, Iowa have on a world-changing event? - What if we were given the opportunity to learn more about what is out there beyond our universe? the two 'tis-the-season stories of this Almost True Christmas Stories (Vol 1) book are both fun-filled adventures which also inform, enlighten and entertain readers (of all ages, i. e. from 9 to 99) about life and the pursuit of happiness These thought-provoking and discussion-inspiring stories are intended to be read by children, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, sisters and brothers - and, as important, they are intended to be read to the younger children in families in order to help to instill an interest in reading about where our world is now, where it has been in the past, and where it is going in the future. Again, there could not be a better Christmas gift
Category: Fiction

True Stories

Author : Old woman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105213326783
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Real Stories Of Nursing Research

Author : Mary Maureen Kirkpatrick McLaughlin
ISBN : 9781449618216
Genre : Medical
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Real Stories of Nursing Research demonstrates how direct care nurses in clinical settings overcome their fear and conduct nursing research studies that impact patient care. Highlighting different types of research in Magnet-designated hospitals located in all types of settings, this reference includes examples of studies that have used a quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods design.
Category: Medical


Author : Ina Taylor
ISBN : 0748763899
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Directions aims to make the QCA Scheme of Work for Key Stage 3 RE as manageable as possible by providing all the resources teachers need to deliver it.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

True Treasure Stories Of The Southwest

Author : William H. White
ISBN : 9781465394569
Genre : Fiction
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR This work, True Treasure Stories of the Southwest, is William White’s second publication since his initial work of Tales of the Caballos. From a literary point of view, this new work represents a more sophisticated form of writing that the reader will be sure to enjoy. Without losing his ability to tell a story, William White has filled in the blank spots, while giving the reader a more colorful account of these adventures. While Tales of the Caballos became an underground best seller in New Mexico, this new book spans many states with a variety of stories about treasures, many of which have never been published before. All of the accounts represented in this book are personal experiences from twenty years of treasure hunting by the author. The only thing William White enjoys more than writing about his experiences is to be on the trail of a new treasure. “ I have gone to some amazing places and seen things that I would have never have witnessed had I not been a treasure hunter.” says William White. William White has had modest success treasure hunting and he is still looking for the “Big One”. That elusive catch of gold bars or gemstones is still waiting for him to find and some day I know that he will. In the mean time, the reader will enjoy his experiences and adventures with many inside tips on where to look and where to go to search for treasure. Wayne May, Publisher Ancient American Magazine
Category: Fiction

True Stories Of Strange Events And Odd People

Author : Lawrence S. Bartell
ISBN : 9781491720219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lawrence Bartell experienced many strange events over the course of his long life, at least partly because he deliberately strayed far from the beaten path in science. While it might not have been the most efficient way to gain a reputation in his field, it was more fun. In his memoir, he presents a collection of entertaining, sometimes bizarre stories collected over a lifetime. Bartell chronicles a wide variety of experiences, such as his predisposition to indulge in childhood pranks, his arrest as a possible Russian spy, his work on the Manhattan Project, his entry into the Guinness Book of Records, his stint in the US Navy during wartime, and his appointment as visiting professor in Moscow during the height of the Cold War. As he recalls the curious and often bizarre true stories he acquired over a lifetime, it soon becomes evident that scientists are just as human as anyone else and that beer really can play an important role in preparing one for a PhD thesis. True Stories of Strange Events and Odd People shares details from a scientist's one-of-a-kind journey through life as he observes the world around him, tests his theories, and learns valuable life lessons.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

True West Virginia Ghost Stories

Author : Jonathan Moore
ISBN : 9781466342118
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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“True West Virginia Ghost Stories” is a collection of over 400 hair raising stories, all true, that have been passed down for many generations in the mountain state. Over the past twelve years these stories have been archived by 'West Virginia Ghosts' and for the first time are being offered in anthology, full book form. The stories, written by different individuals, cover the entire spectrum of paranormal phenomena; ghosts, UFO's, Bigfoot, strange animals and creatures, and many more. There are many unexplained events cataloged throughout the work. If you love the paranormal and are fond of the mountain state or Appalachia in general, take a trip down these haunted country roads with “True West Virginia Ghost Stories!”
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Trucker Ghost Stories

Author : Annie Wilder
ISBN : 9781429924580
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In a uniquely entertaining book by a rising star, here are uncanny true tales of haunted highways, weird encounters, and legends of the road. It may have happened to you; it's happened to almost everyone who's ever driven down a highway at night, or in the fog, or snow. Something suddenly appears: a flash of movement, a shadow...what was it? It could be, as the true stories in this book attest, a ghost. These are true stories from the highways and byways of America. These firsthand accounts are as varied as the storytellers themselves—some are detailed and filled with the terror and suspense that made people feel they had to share what happened to them with others; others are brief and straightforward retellings of truly chilling events. Here is a chupacabra attack on the desert highway between L.A. and Las Vegas; ghost trains and soldiers; UFOs; the prom girl ghost of Alabama; a demon in Texas, and other accounts of the creepy, scary things that truckers and other drivers and passengers told to editor Annie Wilder. With so many different stories, Trucker Ghost Stories moves beyond the usual haunted house to offer stories to entice any ghost story reader...and anyone who's ever wondered.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Leif Erikson Was He The First Man To Discover America

Author : Cullen Gwin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him. Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red. Leif Erikson was the oldest son of Erik the Red. He was born around 970. When he was a child, he moved with his parents to Greenland. They lived on a farm at a place called Brattahlid (say brat-a-lid). There Leif grew up learning about farming. He also learned about sailing from his father. Find out about this sailor who may have been the first man to discover America in this 15-minute biography. Ages 8 and up. believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Words Are Sweet

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ISBN : 9004067949
Genre : Social Science
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Building Character With True Stories From Nature

Author : Barbara A. Lewis
ISBN : 9781575426501
Genre : Education
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This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.
Category: Education

Believe And It Is True

Author : Deborah Lloyd
ISBN : 9781846948558
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book is a personal narrative detailing a transformative healing journey. Fifty years after polio struck Deborah's little three-year-old body, she was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome, with its overwhelming fatigue and muscle weakening. But, she did not accept the possibility of losing the use of her legs, again. Instead, she met the challenges head-on, healing her emotional wounds and strengthening her physical body. Her story is told through her experiences of learning essential life lessons - life lessons available to every person - to manifest a healing journey. Although her strong faith was developed through traditional religious beliefs, she discovered other spiritual realities, leading to an exploration of alternative healing methods. Learning the energy healing method of Reiki, finding solace in connecting with deceased relatives, and working through emotional issues with a shamanic intuitive healer are just a few of her experiences along this amazing path. Deborah's story resonates with anyone seeking mind, body, and spiritual healing. Every person can discover the power to heal. Believe And It Is True is a reality for all.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Can I See Your I D True Stories Of False Identities

Author : Chris Barton
ISBN : 9781101476369
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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True crime, desperation, fraud, and adventure: From the impoverished young woman who enchanted nineteenth-century British society as a faux Asian princess, to the sixteen-year-old boy who "stole" a subway train in 1993, to the lonely but clever Frank Abagnale of Catch Me if You Can fame, these ten vignettes offer riveting insight into mind-blowing masquerades. Graphic panels draw you into the exploits of these pretenders, and meticulously researched details keep you on the edge of your seat. Each scene is presented in the second person, a unique point of view that literally places you inside the faker's mind. With motivations that include survival, delusion, and plain, old-fashioned greed, the psychology of deception has never been so fascinating or so close at hand.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Comprehension During Guided Shared And Independent Reading Grades K 6

Author : Patricia M. Cunningham
ISBN : 9781609963637
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn when and how to teach comprehension using Comprehension during Guided, Shared, and Independent Reading for grades K–6. This 224-page book includes step-by-step lessons and research-based strategies that can be adapted for any student or any classroom. This book gives a glimpse into classrooms using these strategies, as well as suggestions for materials needed, planning, and grouping students and a list of recommended children's books.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Christmas Stories Rediscovered

Author : Frank R. Stockton
ISBN : 9781434447739
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of delightful Christmas stories from the pages of "The Century Illustrated Magazine" includes the works of such notable nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton, and Ruth McEnery Stuart, among many others. Editor Barbara Quarton's introductory comments provide valuable context for each story, heightening the experience for readers unfamiliar with the circumstances of daily life in turn-of-the-century America. Curl up in front of a fire—and prepare to be charmed by Pop Baker, Cousin Fanny, Wulfy, and the snow babies. "Christmas Stories Rediscovered" is a wonderful holiday read!
Category: Fiction

Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories

Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN : 9780486111131
Genre : Fiction
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Famed Victorian-era sleuth outwits a variety of unprincipled villains in "A Scandal in Bohemia," "The Red-headed League," "The Final Problem," "The Adventure of the Empty House," and two other tales.
Category: Fiction

Unchained Powerful Unflinching Narratives Of Former Slaves 28 True Life Stories In One Volume

Author : Frederick Douglass
ISBN : 9788026874164
Genre : Literary Collections
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This unique collection consists of the most influential narratives of former slaves and the stories of people who have helped them. With their powerful & unflinching stories, they changed people's convictions and shook the very foundation of slavery: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup The Underground Railroad The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs Harriet: The Moses of Her People History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, by William and Ellen Craft Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom, by Louis Hughes Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington Narrative of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes - 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House, by Elizabeth Keckley Father Henson's Story of His Own Life Fifty Years in Chains, by Charles Ball Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman, by Austin Steward Narrative of the Life of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story, by Kate Drumgoold From the Darkness Cometh the Light, by Lucy A. Delaney Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna; An Emancipated Slave, of Surinam Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive For a Quarter of a Century - Life of William Walker Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Life of Joseph Mountain Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Captain Canot Pearl Incident: Personal Memoir of Daniel Drayton History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism
Category: Literary Collections