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Voices From A Blue Box

Author : Bryan Connor
ISBN : 9781449090630
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this, the first published book from a lifelong procrastinator, wit and soon to be retired policeman. Bryan Connor, the author, recounts a successful thirty year career with the British Police Service, providing a fascinating insight into the day to day life of a British copper. Delving into selected extracts from the more humorous stories he noted down following his tours of duty. Modern Police Officers are now life guards, crime prevention officers, crime fighters, admin clerks, scenes of crime officers, taxi drivers, social workers, interrogators, gaolers, stewards for sporting events, missing persons specialists, call centre operatives, traffic wardens, first aiders, accurate chronologists, road safety consultants, filing clerks, truancy officers, messengers, fraud investigators, locksmiths, message dispatchers, emergency fire-fighters, road crossing patrol operatives, undertakers, tourist information officers, security officers, youth and community workers, delivery drivers, school liaison officers, street cleaners, first aiders, and sometimes even street patrol beat officers all rolled into one. In other words, they are 'Jacks of all trades and pretty much masters of none'! This book covers some of the tricky situations, embarrassing moments and uncomfortable episodes that quite often arise when some of the people local to or just passing through the busy Borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands of England decided to breach the laws laid down by Her Majesties Government. Bryan's style could best be summed up as......Style, what style? But it is genuine hearty humour with just a hint of sarcasm, Infused with a wealth of peculiar characters. Bryan extracts just some of the more notable episodes in his past, letting you in on some of the more amusing incidents that he and his colleagues had to deal with daily. Only the names and locations have been changed to protect the not so innocent!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Blue Box

Author : Walter Hart
ISBN : 9780595466399
Genre : Fiction
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A man named Darrow has a mysterious box that holds supernatural powers in this story set in Northern California during the 1960s.
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The Blue Box

Author : Daniel Marques
ISBN : 9781329594579
Genre : Fiction
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This is a romantic drama which takes place in the mid-west of the United States. It is a story of a blue-collar worker who finds the love of his life and she helps him through very difficult times. The boy is very clever and has a good sense of humor which is also an aid to his trek through troubled times.
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The Blue Box

Author : Sallie Bingham
ISBN : 9781936747870
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A memoir of three generations of women rich in historical detail” —from the Civil War to the Jazz Age (Kirkus Reviews) Shortly after her mother’s death in 2011, Sallie Bingham discovered a blue box in her mother’s closet containing the forgotten remnants of her foremothers’ lives. From her great-grandmother Sallie, was a gilded memoir written for her children during her final years; from her grandmother, Helena, a book of short stories she’d published called Legends of Virginia; and her mother, Mary, had left behind a grand romance in letters documenting her four-year courtship to the man who’d become Sallie Bingham’s father. Long before Sallie knew the details of these women’s lives she recognized the steel thread that ran through their personalities: resilience and indomitability. But to what extent did this steel thread tie up their secrets? How closely linked were their unquestioned feelings of Southern superiority—social, racial, moral, intellectual—to their ability to survive, even flourish, as their fortunes sank and rose? For years, Sallie could only speculate. Out of this astonishing 150-year treasure trove, Sallie Bingham has woven “more than a memoir; it’s an historical account of the legacies, heritages and travails of three generations of Southern women . . . in the living language of complex and exquisitely-preserved letters. Sallie Bingham’s meticulous and comprehensive work gives us a glimpse into another world—previously frozen in a ‘cornflower blue’ time capsule” (Bowling Green Daily News).
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The Blue Box

Author : Frances Restuccia
ISBN : 9781441127730
Genre : Performing Arts
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Informed by the theory of Julia Kristeva, Frances Restuccia analyzes a variety of contemporary films replete with psychoanalytic subject matter and styles. She examines films that present elaborate fantasies and, through them, prompt the viewer to cut across a crippling fundamental fantasy-by enabling a mapping of his or her private fantasy onto the one being played out on the screen. Such absorption is a function of the semiotic dimension of the film, which offers the spectator an experience of intimacy, negativity, the gaze, and death. Kristeva stresses that cinema has the power to bestow desiring subjectivity as a way of resisting the society of the spectacle through the specular. Through analyses of complex films such as Streitfeld's Female Perversions, Lynch's Mulholland Drive, Almodóvar's Volver, and Haneke's Caché, The Blue Box: Kristevan/Lacanian Readings of Contemporary Film demonstrates Julia Kristeva's concept of the "thought specular," from her fascinating chapter "Fantasy and Cinema" in Intimate Revolt. Kristeva deserves our full attention as a film theorist.
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Voices From The Blue Hotel

Author : Maya Sonenberg
ISBN : 0978549945
Genre : Fiction
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Each told by a different troubled narrator, the ten stories in Voices from the Blue Hotel hit emotion head on. They strike the deepest, most troubling emotions, the ones it's impossible to resolve or restrain, the ones that arise mysteriously, linger obnoxiously, and dissipate with excruciating slowness-except that these stories never allow their characters to shake the emotions off. Instead the characters-and stories-pursue their feelings to the nth degree. Children are haunted by the plagues visiting their home one summer. A woman grieves the twin sister she lost as a child and falls in love with a man who will never love her. A musician wanders the streets of Paris searching for and mourning his girlfriend, who may be dead-or may simply have left him forever. Overcome with jealousy, a young woman murders her brother's male lover. A mountain climber retires to the mid-west and aches to reconnect with the family he also disdains. An elderly New Yorker moves to the desert of southern California, where she suddenly and unexpectedly experiences joy. In these stories, feelings sneak up on the characters, leave them stunned and struggling to figure out what's hit them.
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A Voice In The Box

Author : Bob Edwards
ISBN : 9780813140452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards. For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of National Public Radio's daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting All Things Considered before launching Morning Edition in 1979. These programs built NPR's national audience while also bringing Edwards to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit. In A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting. He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doors during college and working for American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of American news and on the evolution of public journalism. A Voice in the Box is an insider's account of the world of American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of the most iconic personalities in radio history.
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The Curse Of The Blue Figurine

Author : John Bellairs
ISBN : 9780575126176
Genre : Fiction
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Johnny Dixon is plunged into a terrifying mystery-adventure when he removes a blue figurine called an ushabi from church.
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As Long As The Blue Canary Sings

Author : H. Valencia
ISBN : 9781477108277
Genre : Fiction
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In As Long as the Blue Canary Sings was inspired by a true story. "Sheldon" takes the lessons he learned, as an accomplished chess player, and applies them to the various complexities of his life. As he reasserts himself into the world he is forced to examine his core beliefs. With both insight and candor "Sheldon" shares his decision-making processes as he interacts with interesting people and deals with situations that are sometimes sensible and sometimes absurd.
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