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The Haunted Air

Author : F. Paul Wilson
ISBN : 1429915293
Genre : Fiction
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Jack is back, for 2002. F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising," said the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. In Astoria, Queens, the lively ethnic neighborhood just across the river from Manhattan, a house is being haunted by the ghost of a nine-year-old girl in riding clothes. More than two decades before, she'd been abducted from stables in Brooklyn. Now it's up to Jack to uncover the truth of her story and liberate the pretty, blond spirit. Perhaps the answer is in the odd little store called the Shurio Coppe? Ah, but that would be telling. Jack does things no human being should be able to do, but we watch, in horrified fascination, as the forces of evil seem about to triumph and fill the world with eternal darkness. And then-- but you must read the book. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Haunted Air

Author : Ossian Brown
ISBN : STANFORD:36105217004618
Genre : Design
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Anonymous Halloween photographs from c.1875–1955—truly haunting Americana, with a foreword by David Lynch The photographs in Haunted Air provide an extraordinary glimpse into the traditions of this macabre festival from ages past, and form an important document of photographic history. These are the pictures of the dead: family portraits, mementos of the treasured, now unrecognizable, other. Torn from album pages, sold piecemeal for pennies and scattered, abandoned to melancholy chance, and the hands of strangers. The roots of Halloween lie in the ancient pre-Christian Celtic festival of Samhain, a feast to mark the death of the old year and the birth of the new. It was believed that on this night the veil separating the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin and ruptured, allowing spirits to pass through and walk unseen but not unheard amongst men. The advent of Christianity saw the pagan festival subsumed in All Souls' Day, when across Europe the dead were mourned and venerated. Children and the poor, often masked or in outlandish costume, wandered the night begging "soul cakes" in exchange for prayers, and fires burned to keep malevolent phantoms at bay. From Europe, the haunted tradition would quickly take root and flourish in the fertile soil of the New World. Feeding hungrily on fresh lore, consuming half-remembered tales of its own shadowy origins and rituals, Halloween was reborn in America. The pumpkin supplanted the carved turnip; costumes grew ever stranger, and celebrants both rural and urban seized gleefully on the festival's intoxicating, lawless spirit. For one wild night, the dead stared into the faces of the living and the living, ghoulishly masked and clad in tattered backwoods baroque, stared back.
Category: Design

Non Proliferation Export Controls

Author : Daniel Joyner
ISBN : 075464460X
Genre : Law
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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary examination of the Multilateral Non-Proliferation Export Control system and the national and international context within which it functions. The book is an illuminating and valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners working in this important field.
Category: Law

F Paul Wilson Repairman Jack And More

Author : Russell Madden
ISBN : 9781304290373
Genre : Performing Arts
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The 33 essays in this collection begin with a lengthy interview with author F. Paul Wilson, reviews of 15 of his Repairman Jack novels, and other reviews and essays on books and other freedom-oriented topics including the movie "Colossus," Edgar Rice Burroughs, freedom-friendly music, and humor as a weapon for freedom.
Category: Performing Arts

Inventing Adolescence

Author : Joseph Adelson
ISBN : 0887380263
Genre : Education
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There is a widespread and deep awareness that all is not well with American public education nor with the students, educators, and administrators who are charged with making citizens literate. Joseph Adelson's work has gained considerable prominence in this ongoing reevaluation. Writing with force, verve, and the tools of advanced study, Adelson's book provides what might be the most comprehensive look at American education since the work of Diane Ravitch. The materials include revised and updated versions of essays that caused a real stir when they first appeared in the pages of "Commentary, Daedalus, The American Scholar," and "The Public Interest," among other places. The work goes against the grain of rhetoric but quite with the grain of the best in social science: That the erosion of trust in the American young has been far less severe than in the American old, that the degree of pathology, alienation, and rebelliousness in the American adolescent population is far from alarming. On the whole, each and every serious research study shows the vast majority of teenagers to be competent, purposeful, at ease with themselves, and closely bonded to their families and their values. This is, however, no pollyannish version of American education, but a tough-minded critique of educators and administrators who prefer ideological generalities to empirical truths, and whose vested interests are not in the requirements of learning, but ultimately in its subversion. The invention of adolescence was a search for a problem child more nearly detected in problematic adults. "This is an excellent collection of essays on the political life course of adolescence. Most of these essays are carefully organized and well written. Readers might not alaways agree with Adelson's pungent, polemic style and dogged realism; and they might find some of his arguments wornbut they will always find in reading these essays a compassionate, first rate scholar searching for core principals to explain adolescent bejavior."--Richard G. Braungart, "Contemporary Sociology" "Joseph Adelson" is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Michigan. He has written widely in scholarly and popular journals, and is the editor of the highly regarded "Handbook of Adolescent Psychology."
Category: Education

The Haunted Weekend Of Graduation Return S

Author : Charles J. Stebbins Sr.
ISBN : 9781469159171
Genre : Fiction
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(The Haunted Weekend of Graduation, Returns Ten Year's Later). It was 10 years later after Jim and his wife Tina moved to Florida with their two children. While Jim was working at his construction site, he thought he was seeing figures og men in dark hats and coats. He ignored the situation. As the day passed, again he saw these men in black hats and coats. Jim whispered to himself, "It can't be, they found me. It's happening all over again." He was right, it's been 10 years. The times of all this horrifying terror has begun again. Darlene, his ex-girlfriend is back from the Netherland. The plethora of deaths by decapitation has started again. Another weekend of grueling terror has come back to life. After winning the battle again for the second time which ended back in Starks Maine. He heard a voice. It was Darlene. She said in a soft voice, "We'll always be together, you can't run or hide, I know at all times where you are." Then she was gone. All Jim heard after that was her evil laugh, then his son Jim Jr.'s laugh.
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Agatha Raisin And The Haunted House

Author : M. C. Beaton
ISBN : 9781429901628
Genre : Fiction
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Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House continues the tradition in M. C. Beaton's beloved Agatha Raisin mystery series—now a hit show on Acorn TV and public television. Just back from an extended stay in London, Agatha Raisin finds herself greeted by torrential rains and an old, familiar feeling of boredom. When her handsome new neighbor, Paul Chatterton, shows up on her doorstep, she tries her best to ignore his obvious charms, but his sparkling black eyes and the promise of adventure soon lure her into another investigation. Paul has heard rumors about Agatha's reputation as the Cotswold village sleuth and wastes no time offering their services to the crotchety owner of a haunted house. Whispers, footsteps, and a cold white mist are plaguing Mrs. Witherspoon, but the police have failed to come up with any leads, supernatural or otherwise. The neighbors think it's all a desperate ploy for attention, but Paul and Agatha are sure something more devious is going on. Someone's playing tricks on Mrs. Witherspoon, and when she turns up dead under suspicious circumstances, Agatha finds herself caught up in another baffling murder mystery.
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Surprised By God

Author : Danya Ruttenberg
ISBN : 9780807097403
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At thirteen, Danya Ruttenberg decided that she was an atheist. Watching the sea of adults standing up and sitting down at Rosh Hashanah services, and apparently giving credence to the patently absurd truth-claims of the prayer book, she came to a conclusion: Marx was right. As a young adult, Danya immersed herself in the rhinestone-bedazzled wonderland of late-1990s San Francisco-attending Halloweens on the Castro, drinking smuggled absinthe with wealthy geeks, and plotting the revolution with feminist zinemakers. But she found herself yearning for something she would eventually call God. As she began inhaling countless stories of spiritual awakenings of Catholic saints, Buddhist nuns, medieval mystics, and Hasidic masters, she learned that taking that yearning seriously would require much of her. Surprised by God is a religious coming-of-age story, from the mosh pit to the Mission District and beyond. It's the memoir of a young woman who found, lost, and found again communities of like-minded seekers, all the while taking a winding, semi-reluctant path through traditional Jewish practice that eventually took her to the rabbinate. It's a post-dotcom, third-wave, punk-rock Seven Storey Mountain-the story of integrating life on the edge of the twenty-first century into the discipline of traditional Judaism without sacrificing either. It's also a map through the hostile territory of the inner life, an unflinchingly honest guide to the kind of work that goes into developing a spiritual practice in today's world-and why, perhaps, doing this in today's world requires more work than it ever has.
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The Haunted Schoolhouse

Author : Sally Watson
ISBN : 9781469763972
Genre : Fiction
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1892. Emily, newly arrived in the hamlet of Alderpoint, California, was reluctantly coerced-largely by the five diabolically red-haired MacCullum males-into teaching their tiny school. Untrained and unwilling, she faced fifteen assorted hellions: particularly wicked Robbie, and the judgmental Archie. Cindy-Lou wept, Calvin wet himself, Willie lied and Erma-Jean argued. Worse, the school itself seemed to gloom at her even in the hot California sunlight. But the realistic Emily would have jeered the notion that it could be haunted. It was.
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The Haunted

Author : Niki Valentine
ISBN : 9780748123025
Genre : Fiction
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They wanted a honeymoon adventure. They found a place of nightmares. But will they both get out alive? Arriving in the Scottish highlands, Martin and Sue decide to escape their luxury hotel, heading out for a night of back-to-basics living in an abandoned shack. When a storm strikes, they find themselves stranded in the simple hut, miles from anywhere and completely isolated. As gentle bickering leads to violent arguments, Sue starts to sense they are not truly alone - especially when a deep, dark presence seems to takes hold of the pair. With no way to escape, Sue and Martin must try to hold on to their sanity as the shelter quickly becomes a prison - and their thoughts begin to turn murderous...
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