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In The Land Of Dreams

Author : Lawrence Swaim
ISBN : 9781785356001
Genre : Fiction
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In the Land of Dreams is the story of a man who believes he is being stalked by the ghost of an ancestor, who, for reasons unknown, has returned to lower Manhattan, where he owned a tavern in the 1680s. Eventually the ghostly stalker is taken into the city-sponsored residential program in which our narrator lives, and reveals himself to be his troubled ancestor. He tells a story of violent and irrevocable events that caused a curse to be placed on their family. Both men are looking for redemption, the ancestor through confessing his role in the long-ago troubles and the narrator by finding the right way to interpret these shocking events...
Category: Fiction

Building The Land Of Dreams

Author : Eberhard L. Faber
ISBN : 9781400873524
Genre : History
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In 1795, New Orleans was a sleepy outpost at the edge of Spain's American empire. By the 1820s, it was teeming with life, its levees packed with cotton and sugar. New Orleans had become the unquestioned urban capital of the antebellum South. Looking at this remarkable period filled with ideological struggle, class politics, and powerful personalities, Building the Land of Dreams is the narrative biography of a fascinating city at the most crucial turning point in its history. Eberhard Faber tells the vivid story of how American rule forced New Orleans through a vast transition: from the ordered colonial world of hierarchy and subordination to the fluid, unpredictable chaos of democratic capitalism. The change in authority, from imperial Spain to Jeffersonian America, transformed everything. As the city’s diverse people struggled over the terms of the transition, they built the foundations of a dynamic, contentious hybrid metropolis. Faber describes the vital individuals who played a role in New Orleans history: from the wealthy creole planters who dreaded the influx of revolutionary ideas, to the American arrivistes who combined idealistic visions of a new republican society with selfish dreams of quick plantation fortunes, to Thomas Jefferson himself, whose powerful democratic vision for Louisiana eventually conflicted with his equally strong sense of realpolitik and desire to strengthen the American union. Revealing how New Orleans was formed by America’s greatest impulses and ambitions, Building the Land of Dreams is an inspired exploration of one of the world’s most iconic cities.
Category: History

The Land Of Dreams

Author : Vidar Sundstøl
ISBN : 9781452940427
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Riverton Prize for best Norwegian crime novel and named by Dagbladet as one of the top twenty-five Norwegian crime novels of all time, The Land of Dreams is the chilling first installment in Vidar Sundstøl’s critically acclaimed Minnesota Trilogy, set on the rugged north shore of Lake Superior and in the region’s small towns and deep forests. The grandson of Norwegian immigrants, Lance Hansen is a U.S. Forest Service officer and has a nearly all-consuming passion for local genealogy and history. But his quiet routines are shattered one morning when he comes upon a Norwegian tourist brutally murdered near a stone cross on the shore of Lake Superior. Another Norwegian man is nearby; covered in blood and staring out across the lake, he can only utter the word kjærlighet. Love. FBI agent Bob Lecuyer is assigned to the case, as is Norwegian detective Eirik Nyland, who is immediately flown in from Oslo. As the investigation progresses, Lance begins to make shocking discoveries—including one that involves the murder of an Ojibwe man on the very same site more than one hundred years ago. As Lance digs into two murders separated by a century, he finds the clues may in fact lead toward someone much closer to home than he could have imagined. The Land of Dreams is the opening chapter in a sweeping chronicle from one of Norway’s leading crime writers—a portrait of an extraordinary landscape, an exploration of hidden traumas and paths of silence that trouble history, and a haunting study in guilt and the bonds of blood.
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Trickster In The Land Of Dreams

Author : Zeese Papanikolas
ISBN : 0803287542
Genre : Social Science
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Zeese Papanikolas forges seemingly disparate events and movements in western history?including some of its strangest and most exotic strains?into a coherent whole by examining them against the laughter and wisdom of Shoshonean trickster tales. Seen against these tales, the West becomes both a canvas for the projection of utopian dreams and the site of their shattered remains. ø Papanikolas undertakes a dramatic retelling of Shoshoni creation stories and examines, along with other topics, the mythologies embedded in the ?Dream Mine? of Mormon folklore, the heroic images of cowboys and Wobblies, the MX missile, the dark side of Oz, and the Las Vegas of tourists, dam builders, and gamblers. ø Among those whose visions are played out against the mirage-haunted background of the West are Cabeza de Vaca, Winston Churchill, Big Bill Haywood, and Native American wise man, Antelope Jake. It is a testament to the power of Papanikolas's conception that he can weave the themes and topics of each chapter into a book that is both eloquent and intellectually stimulating.
Category: Social Science

Into The Land Of Dreams

Author : Andrew Connan
ISBN : 0615444601
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In a dream Sam sees a diseased tornado. A magical snake tells him that it is the dream form of a sickness that will kill his mother if it is not defeated. The snake tells him that the only way to save her is to enter the Land of Dreams and confront and defeat the tornado. When Sam receives confirmation from the waking world that his mother is, indeed, as sick as the dream snake said, he and his friends Randolph Coyote the Third and Bobbie Bear set out on a quest to defeat Sam's nightmare and save his mother. On their quest Sam, Randolph, and Bobbie Bear get terrible advice from the Grumpy Old Man, enter the Land of Dreams, make friends with a camel who gives them valuable guidance, and confront both a very scary sorceress and the diseased tornado. In this latest adventure Sam makes new friends and comes back with a very different perspective on dreams.

From The Land Of Dreams

Author : John Todhunter
ISBN : 1290669643
Genre : History
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Dream Bunny S Tales Saving The Land Of Dreams

Author : Christine Garrett
ISBN : 1608604519
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Dream Bunny is the tale of a whimsical rabbit with very long ears and a blue nightcap speckled with moonbeams. His best friend is a little star named Twink. They live in a magical and wonderful place called the Land of Dreams, barely hidden between the space of sleep and Imagine-nation. Their beautiful home is made up of the hopes, dreams and wishes of all the children in the world. Unfortunately, because children aren't using their imagination much anymore, the Land of Dreams is slowly disappearing and it is up to the two friends to find a way to save it. Christine Garrett was born in England to a mother who was both an opera singer and Shakespearean actress. The family moved to the United States when the author was very young. Her deep love for the arts was formed during the many hours that she spent as a young child backstage watching her mother perform. Following in her mother's creative footsteps, she is both an artist and a writer, currently living in Big Bear Lake, California. Dream Bunny's Tales is the author's favorite work. From illustrations to original lullaby music to animation screenplay and toys, she has created all aspects of this whimsical project. Following its original debut in a local newspaper column in Lake Arrowhead, children regularly wrote in to ask Dream Bunny all kinds of questions, including how to get bubble gum out of their hair. Dream Bunny never failed to give the perfect answer. Imagine that!
Category: Juvenile Fiction