Voices From The Moon

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Voices From The Moon

Author : Andre Dubus
ISBN : 9781453299388
Genre : Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of ‘A Father’s Story’: A boy looks to the Catholic Church for understanding as his family weathers two failed marriages. Voices from the Moon opens amidst the fallout of Stowe family patriarch Greg’s divorce from his wife, Joan; and shortly after, that of their eldest son, Larry, from his wife, Brenda. On the verge of adolescence, young Richie Stowe grapples to make sense of these events and their consequences, and seeks solace in the church. As the family attempts to mend itself and move forward, its members are forced to reconcile their feelings of betrayal with their enduring love for one another. Masterfully related from the alternating perspectives of its six main characters, Dubus’s richly drawn novella recounts a family’s failure to abide by those laws divined and decreed, and its path to redemption via understanding and forgiveness. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Category: Fiction

Voices From The Moon

Author : Andrew Chaikin
ISBN : 0670020788
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides recollections from Apollo astronauts and a collection of photographs that document the history of the Apollo space program.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

American Voices

Author : John Jacobson
ISBN : 1458425150
Genre : Music
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Voices From The Delaware Big House Ceremony

Author : Robert Steven Grumet
ISBN : 0806133600
Genre : Social Science
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Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony examines and celebrates the Big House ceremony, the most important Delaware Indian religious observance to be documented historically. Edited by Robert S. Grumet, this compilation of essays offers diverse perspectives, from both historical documents and contemporary accounts, which shed light on the ceremony and its role in Delaware culture. As Grumet says, "The many voices brought together in this book produce something more akin to a chorus than a chant." The annual fall festival known as the "Gamwing" (Big House) was the center of life for Delaware Indian communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana west to Ontario and Oklahoma. The last ceremony was performed by the Eastern Oklahoma Delaware community in 1924. Determined to preserve their traditions for future generations, Delaware Big House followers have worked with anthropologists to preserve Big House texts, rituals, songs, and sacred objects. Including commentaries by Delaware traditionalists from communities in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario, where most descendants of the Big House Church live today, the volume also features an ethnographic description of the Big House ceremony and historical accounts dating from 1655 to 1984. Voices from the Delaware Big House Ceremony contributors and consultants are John Bierhorst, Ruthe Blalock Jones, Marlene Molly Miller, Michael Pace, Bruce L. Pearson, Terry J. Prewitt, James A. Rementer, and Darryl Stonefish.
Category: Social Science

Voices From The Hollow

Author : Philip Reid Hirsh
ISBN : 0977684105
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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According to popular mythology, Appalachia is a mountainous holdover from colonial days, an all-white outlaw society mired in poverty and cliche jokes about family feuds. Hirsh preserves Appalachian history and culture and tells the real story--hilariously funny, sometimes poignant, alway surprising.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Huma Bird Huma Bird Poets Voices From The Middle East

Author : Tessa Dummett
ISBN : 9781447624462
Genre : Poetry
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Huma Bird is a phoenix that encompasses Iranian, Turkish and Urdu poetry traditions, thus reflecting the group. Find inside the passion of personal references of imprisonment, torture, the fight for human rights and identity; hear the rhythmic rap of youth pulsating for those here, those in Middle Eastern war torn regions; chuckle at the stories of Mualla Nasruddin, salivate at the chewing of 'tokhmeh' and 'ajil', breathe in the fragrance of olive and cypress trees, contradict your senses with a rose perfume and opium scents, even black roses; loll into the waves as they resonate the poems that lie behind them, enjoy the flight of the doves, the call of the nightingales, the poems of Huma Bird and Huma Bird Junior.
Category: Poetry

Voices From The Past

Author : Janette Deacon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112239111
Genre : Social Science
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The papers in this volume result from a conference held in Cape Town to honour the early efforts of W.H.I. Bleek and L.C. Lloyd in the field of Bushman studies in Southern Africa - the documentation of the language of the Xam Bushmen.
Category: Social Science

Voices From The Past

Author : Solomon Bard
ISBN : 9789622095748
Genre : History
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Through excerpts from the earliest English language newspapers in Hong Kong, accompanied by Solomon Bard's insightful comments, Voices From the Past provides unique glimpses into Hong Kong's history. Illustrated with interesting photographs, chiefly from the Hong Kong Museum of History's photographic library, the pages bring Hong Kong's colonial past vividly to life. The newspaper excerpts, in chronological order, are faithful to the original text, reproducing its quaint prose and spelling and even occasional errors. Focusing mainly on Hong Kong, the excerpts also touch on Macao, mainland China and the rest of the world. They reflect the changes over the years in language, style of writing, even in humour. Of special interest are the public responses to the many inventions which today we take for granted, such as electric lighting, the motor car, or the first attempts at flying. Most importantly, they reveal the gradual changes in Hong Kong's colonial attitudes as these slowly adjust to the new contemporary values and social and political changes.
Category: History

Chinese American Voices

Author : Judy Yung
ISBN : 9780520243095
Genre : History
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"Skillfully selected, translated, and annotated, this compelling compendium of voices bear witness to the diversity and depth of the Chinese American experience and, significantly, its indispensable centrality to American life and history."--Gary Y. Okihiro, author of Common Ground: Reimagining American History "Here at last is a wide-ranging record of Chinese American experiences from the viewpoints of the players. Chinese American Voices is an impressive feat of scholarship, an indispensable reference, and a compelling read."--Ruthanne Lum McCunn, author of Thousand Pieces of Gold and The Moon Pearl "This anthology offers a virtual "Gam Saan" (Gold Mountain) of original sources. The stories burst with telling and re-affirm a vision of men and women as actors in history, who made themselves as Chinese Americans as they helped to make America itself."--Ronald Takaki, author of Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans "This volume of sixty-two annotated documents, many translated from Chinese for the first time, is a boon to faculty and students interested in Chinese American history, Asian American history, U.S. immigration history, and race and ethnic relations. The life stories, in particular, are appealing for students, the reading public, and scholars alike as they hear the voices of individuals long misunderstood, denigrated, and silenced. All of us owe a debt of gratitude to the three editors for their dedicated labor of love."--Sucheng Chan, author of Chinese American Transnationalism: The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas between China and America during the Exclusion Era "This is a superb collection."--Roger Daniels, author of Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882
Category: History

Throwing Stones At The Moon

Author : Sibylla Brodzinsky
ISBN : 9781938073496
Genre : Political Science
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For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have to make their lives despite the threat of torture, kidnapping, and large-scale massacres—and more than four million have had to flee their homes. The oral histories in Throwing Stones at the Moon describe the most widespread of Colombia’s human rights crises: forced displacement. Speakers recount life before displacement, the reasons for their flight, and their struggle to rebuild their lives. Among the narrators: JULIA, a hospital union leader whose fight against corruption led to a brutal attempt on her life. In 2009, assassins tracked her to her home and stabbed her seven times in the face and chest. Since the attack, Julia has undergone eight facial reconstructive surgeries, and continues to live in hiding. DANNY, who at eighteen joined a right-wing paramilitary’s enormous training camp in the Eastern Plains of Colombia. Initially lured by the promise of quick money, Danny soon realized his mistake and escaped to Ecuador. He describes his harrowing escape and his struggle to survive as a refugee with two young children to support.
Category: Political Science

Italian Voices

Author : Mary Ellen Mancina-Batinich
ISBN : 0873515811
Genre : Social Science
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Italian Americans share rich stories of everyday life.
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Voices From The Cosmos

Author : John Trethewey
ISBN : 9781496985538
Genre : Fiction
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In Book 3 of the trilogy "The Baines Saga," hotel magnate Graf von Lemke finances the wedding of his adopted proteges Zav Baines and Judi Peake in Australia before flying with them to his hotel in Bavaria. Employed as hotel musicians under the names Giuseppe and Giulia Cantatore and acting as undercover ambassadors for the von Lemke empire, they discover a Neo-Nazi plot to firebomb a Munich discotheque. Despite them working against the clock to avert a double tragedy, a political rally is attacked, leaving many dead. During this, their cover is blown and von Lemke pulls them out and sends them to his Marbella Spa. Here a series of shocking events leads them to Gibraltar and North Africa, where a merciless adversary condemns them to what seems certain death."
Category: Fiction

Voices From The Sky

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780575121836
Genre : Fiction
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First published in 1965, this brilliant, prescient book is divided into three sections: The first concerns space travel and other aspects of the new space age: how our concept of time must be modified when we travel long distances, the space seas of tomorrow, uses of the moon, how lower gravity will affect the sports of space colonists and other fascinating ideas. The second part is about communications satellites, a field in which the author has already played the role of true prophet. The third section ranges widely over the side implications of the space age - scientific meddling, the lunatic fringe and the moral obligations of scientists.
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Voices From The Zulu War

Author : Ian Kinght
ISBN : 9781473820333
Genre : History
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The forces of the independent Zulu kingdom inflicted a crushing defeat on British imperial forces at Isandlwana in January 1879. The Zulu army was not, however, a professional force, unlike its British counterpart, but was the mobilised manpower of the Zulu state. In this ground-breaking study, Ian Knight details just how the Zulu army functioned and ties its role firmly to the broader context of Zulu society and culture. After surveying the Zulu army from its creation during the wars of Shaka in the early nineteenth century, and the subsequent development of Zulu fighting methods, Ian Knight focuses in detail on the structure and condition of the Zulu army on the eve of the war in 1879. This indispensable book describes such key topics as enlistment, organisation, training and equipment. He also considers Zulu war aims and strategy, their view of artillery and cavalry, and how they were perceived by their colonial neighbours. Most of all, he reveals how the Zulu army functioned in wartime, from preparatory rituals to battlefield tactics, and the shock of battle itself.
Category: History

Voices From The Heights

Author : Mark Williams
ISBN : 9780615202730
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Voices from the Heights is an anthology of works from at-risk students at innovative, award-winning North Heights Alternative School in Amarillo, Texas. The stories are often gritty & personal but these young writers are courageous, creative & talented. Read more about this book and school in this article: http: //www.amarillo.com/stories/050408/fea_10069474.shtml Bruce Beck, Am Globe News: Many of the writers in "Voices" found a safe haven at North Heights Alternative School and are not shy about telling how they ended up there and their amazement at what they found when they arrived - a caring, nonjudgmental staff that looks beyond the surface to the potential that lies beneath. The children whose writings populate "Voices" are young single mothers, children of single-parent households, liberals, conservatives, idealists, cynics, pro-President Bushies, anti-President Bushies, drug-users, former drug-users, friends of drug-users, the children of drug-users. They are us.

Voices Of The Living Grail

Author : WB DeLong
ISBN : 1418488283
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping, page-turning chronicle, Voices presents a dazzling display of drama, adventure, and suspense as it illuminates compelling mysteries the Church can no longer suppress. The intriguing characters of this action-packed tale reflect the spirituality that flows like an underground river into the pool of evolving human consciousness. They yearn with all humanity for a deep connection with the Ultimate Source. They reenact the timeless struggle against the violence and greed that prevents humankind from realizing that goal.
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New Voices From The Longhouse

Author : Joseph Bruchac
ISBN : UOM:39015014966678
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Poetry. Native American Studies. Contributing poets are David Back, Salli Benedict, Peter Blue Cloud/Aroniawenrate, Francis Boots/Ateronhiatakon, Duwayne Leslie Bowen, Beth Brant, Pam Colorado, Katsi Cook, Melanie M. Ellis, Ray Fadden/Tehanetorens, Stephen Fadden, Germaine General-Myke, Richard Hill, Tom Huff, Alex Jacobs/Karoniaktatie, Maurice Kenny, Bruce King, Willian T. Laughing/Atonwa, Oren Lyons, David McDonald, John Mohawk, Audrey Shenandoah, Carol Snow, Debra E. Stalk, Amber Coverdale Sumrall, Tahnahga, Daniel Thompson/Rokwaho, Gail Tremblay, Roberta Hill Whiteman, and Ted C. Williams.
Category: Literary Criticism

Voices From The Other Side

Author : Harvest moon eyes
ISBN : 1452029601
Genre : Social Science
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When author Harvest moon eyes decided to spend the winter of 1995 in Seattle, Washington, it was with the intention of writing a simple love story. A series of bizarre events unfolded and instead she found herself spending the winter on the streets with Seattles homeless. As Seattles homeless shared their background, opinions, and political viewpoints, Harvest moon eyes began to examine her life, prejudices and failures. Voices From The Other Side is her journal: a spiritual metamorphosis interwoven between unaltered-recorded conversations, which expose the rawness of the streets; and the emotions and thoughts the author tried to keep hidden, as well as delivering a timeless, compelling message to our politicians.
Category: Social Science