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Walk Back Over

Author : Jeanine Leane
ISBN : 0648056856
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. Native Australian Studies. Women's Studies. "Aboriginal women are the great gatherers of many things--food, of course, but also stories and inner strength. The women who raised me had vast reserves of inner strength, and to pass that on was a powerful act of activism. In particular, they taught me to listen to the past as it speaks in the present. This work is about listening to the past and walking back over it, step after step, to see what you missed the first time. It speaks to what has been left out of official records, recordings and documents--the emotions, the other sides of paper--and what is not said. These poems engage with the ongoing, interventionist nation-state and the crime scene that is Australia in the lives of Aboriginal people. In contrast to state archives, museums, libraries, universities and collection agencies--and their methods of 'recording the lives' of Aboriginal people--my work explores the body where memories are stored as an archive; anchored and etched. Writing is an act of remembering a dismembered past. The title WALK BACK OVER alludes to a bridge across the Murrumbidgee River where I grew up but, more symbolically, mirrors the need to revisit our past. Much was made of the 2000 Reconciliation Walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge--many settler Australians walked across this and other bridges, and I am not cynical about that--but there are many other spans in Australia that must be walked: not just once, walked back over."--Jeanine Leane
Category: Poetry

A Walk On The Cliffs

Author : Margo Reasner
ISBN : 9780595360475
Genre : Fiction
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What would happen if you could change just one minute of your past? Which minute would give you everything you've ever wanted? Mary Ann finds herself caught between two men. When she chooses Brad, she pours herself into creating the perfect marriage. But she can't stop wondering what life would have been like if she had pursued Robert-a friend who had always seemed distant and mysteriously complex. Embarking on a vacation with Brad, Robert, and Robert's girlfriend, Mary Ann has no idea that she's about to discover a way to unlock the mystery of what her life would be like if she could go back and change the past. One morning, Mary Ann wakes up and is stunned to discover that she is Robert's wife. It affords her the opportunity to understand Robert's mysterious ways and see herself through his eyes. Compelled to explore other issues in her life, such as friendship, motherhood, and sexuality, Mary Ann discovers her true self and what love really means.
Category: Fiction

Dog Whistles Walk Backs And Washington Handshakes

Author : Chuck McCutcheon
ISBN : 9781611686036
Genre : Political Science
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To the amusement of the pundits and the regret of the electorate, our modern political jargon has become even more brazenly two-faced and obfuscatory than ever. Where once we had Muckrakers, now we have Bed-Wetters. Where Blue Dogs once slept peaceably in the sun, Attack Dogs now roam the land. During election season--a near constant these days--the coded rhetoric of candidates and their spin doctors, and the deliberately meaningless but toxic semiotics of the wing nuts and backbenchers, reach near-Orwellian levels of self-satisfaction, vitriol, and deceit. The average NPR or talk radio listener, MSNBC or Fox News viewer, or blameless New York Times or Wall Street Journal reader is likely to be perplexed, nonplussed, and lulled into a state of apathetic resignation and civic somnolence by the rapid-fire incomprehensibility of political pronouncement and commentary--which is, frankly, putting us exactly where the pundits want us. Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes is a tonic and a corrective. It is a reference and field guide to the language of politics by two veteran observers that not only defines terms and phrases but also explains their history and etymology, describes who uses them against whom, and why, and reveals the most telling, infamous, amusing, and shocking examples of their recent use. It is a handbook of lexicography for the Wonkette and This Town generation, a sleeker, more modern Safire's Political Dictionary, and a concise, pointed, bipartisan guide to the lies, obfuscations, and helical constructions of modern American political language, as practiced by real-life versions of the characters on House of Cards.
Category: Political Science

Public Places And Spaces

Author : Irwin Altman
ISBN : 9781468456011
Genre : Psychology
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This tenth volume in the series addresses an important topic of research, de sign, and policy in the environment and behavior field. Public places and spaces include a sweeping array of settings, including urban streets, plazas and squares, malls, parks, and other locales, and natural settings such as aquatic environments, national parks and forests, and wilderness areas. The impor tance of public settings is highlighted by difficult questions of access, control, and management; unique needs and problems of different users (including women, the handicapped, and various ethnic groups); and the dramatic re shaping of our public environments that has occurred and will continue to occur in the foreseeable future. The wide-ranging scope of the topic of public places and spaces demands the attention of many disciplines and researchers, designers, managers, and policymakers. As in previous volumes in the series, the authors in the present volume come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, research and design orientations, and affiliations. They have backgrounds in or are affiliated with such fields as architecture, geography, landscape architecture, natural re sources, psychology, sociology, and urban design. Many more disciplines ob viously contribute to our understanding and design of public places and spaces, so that the contributors to this volume reflect only a sample of the possibilities and present state of knowledge about public settings.
Category: Psychology

Dead Man S Walk

Author : Larry McMurtry
ISBN : 9781447274636
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove quartet, Dead Man's Walk takes you deep into the heart of the American West. These are the wild days when Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call – heroes of Lonesome Dove – first encounter the untamed frontier that will form their characters. Not yet twenty, Gus and Call enlist as Texas Rangers under the command of Caleb Cobb, a capricious outlaw determined to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans. The two young men experience their first great adventure in the barren, empty landscape of the great plains, in which arbitrary violence is the only law – whether from nature, or from those whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico. Danger, sacrifice and fear test Gus and Call to the limits of endurance, as they seek the strength and courage to survive against almost insurmountable odds in the West of early nineteenth-century America.
Category: Fiction

Walking Away

Author : Sue Langford
ISBN : 9781468929690
Genre : Fiction
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When Leah Harris moved in with Ty Williams, she thought it was the right move. She thought that being with him was the best thing she could do. When she realized it wasn't and tried to leave, it was a lot harder than she thought. She needed a knight in shining armor to save her. Blaze Hamilton was every woman's dream man. He was the defender, the lover and the bad boy all wrapped up in a country music package. He'd been looking for so long for that right woman. A chance meeting and one look at Leah and he was head over heels. Who knew a whirlwind could end up like this? A love of country music, good men and Nashville. Who could ask for more?
Category: Fiction

Banker S Trust

Author : Sabrina Stephens
ISBN : 9781468524956
Genre : Fiction
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Rita Miller, an experienced banker in the quaint town of Shallotte, North Carolina, is now employed by a "megabank" that acquired the community bank where she had spent her decade-long career. Resentful of corporate assimilation and suspicious of her new co-workers, Rita is thrust into the thankless position of budgeting for the bank office where she unwittingly uncovers an insidious pattern of crime that predates the merger and potentially involves old and new co-workers. As Rita and her best friends slowly piece the crime together, the fear of discovery turns deadly as the criminals desperately try to cover up and destroy evidence of their fraud. At the same time, a chance encounter with Ross Moore, the new bank's president, propels Rita into an intra-bank personal relationship she desires but has convinced herself is forbidden. As her perceptions of right and wrong, good and bad, and transparency and deception are challenged, Rita is forced to decide whether matters of the heart allow for forgiveness when the lines between them are blurred and trust is broken to protect the greater good. The story explores secrecy and confidentiality, honesty and forthrightness, and the resulting shades of gray that shape everyday decisions and interactions with friends, families and fellow employees.
Category: Fiction

The People That Walk To Rome On The Via Francigena

Author : Niels Tromp
ISBN : 9781300775355
Genre : Travel
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Walking from the Netherlands to the Vatican on a very tight budget and with some silly rules. Perhaps those were the exact ingredients this journey needed to become so interesting in the end. I had the pleasure of meeting quite a few colourful personalities during my walk, like: a Norwegian teacher on his trip to Bethlehem, a Luxembourgian former monk on a mission and a French alcoholic who couldn't resist trying to get us killed on the motorway. All 'The People That Walk to Rome' are on a legendary adventure that will inevitably change something in their minds for the rest of their lives.
Category: Travel

Freezing In Duval

Author : Keith Nesbitt
ISBN : 9781503525436
Genre : Fiction
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This is the first of a trilogy based on the struggles of the game that most people dont know about and the cold-hearted streets of Duval County, Florida. With the trials and tribulations of Freeze, Slim, and Bat Man, will they win, or will they lose their chess match with the reaper? Will they make it out of the game, or will the reaper make the last move?
Category: Fiction

A Haunting Among Friends

Author : Terri Williams
ISBN : 9781469100999
Genre : Fiction
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This book is about the Paranormal experiences that myself, two of my cousins, and our best friend had when we were teenagers. I had been exposed to a supernatural encounter when I was 5 years old, I was playing on the back porch at my Grandparents house, at a desk that my Grandmother had set up for her to use. I was sitting at the desk while my Mother helped my Grandmother in the kitchen, the back porch was just off from the kitchen, so they both could see me from the kitchen. I was writing in a notebook and I heard a pen or pencil roll off of the desk, I get out of the chair to see if I could find it, and as soon as I stoop to look under the desk, I clearly hear a mans voice say "Shoot". I was terrified and ran through the kitchen screaming. But that was nothing like what I would encounter as I got older. This book is based on our experiences with paranormal phenomenon. There is one incidence that is in the book that I would like to talk about here. All of the experiences that we had were frightening, but this one stands out in my mind. This particular incident scared me really bad, because I had never seen anything like it in my life. Nicholas was home alone and decided to go to the store to get cigarettes, he locked the door before he left and when he returned, he walked into a frightening scene. He unlocked the front door and walked in the living room to find all of the pictures on the wall turning in circles. There were at least thirty pictures in all, and every single one spinning on the wall. He ran to my cousins house, and told us what he had returned home to find. We decide to walk back over to his house. When we got there, Gwen opened the front door and screamed. We run up behind her to look into the house and what I saw sent chills down my spine. As Nicholas had said, every picture was spinning on the wall. We walk into the living room and Gabriella, Gwens sister, walks over to the pictures and looks behind them and they are spinning in mid air, theyre not hanging on anything. When she tells us, we ran out of the house. Just remembering this gives me chills.
Category: Fiction

Walking Ollie

Author : Steven Foster
ISBN : 1440639248
Genre : Pets
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Britain?s answer to Marley and Me?the hilarious and heartwarming international bestseller about learning to live with a troublesome dog. Like many first-time pet owners, London-based novelist Stephen Foster was upbeat as he began his search for a puppy to adopt. How hard can it be to take care of a dog, he thought?read a guidebook or two, buy a few supplies, and get on with it. But all the books and supplies in the world couldn?t have prepared him for life with Ollie, a willful and moody adopted dog who quickly demonstrated his displeasure at the notion of being told what to do. Walking Ollie tells the funny and charming story of how a growling, skittish man and his equally growling, skittish dog broke each other in, came to see eye to eye, and decided to become best friends.
Category: Pets

Dead Walk

Author : Bonita Wagner
ISBN : 9781469798752
Genre : Fiction
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Evan Fletcher witnessed something he shouldnt have, then suddenly dies. Sarah Fletcher's secure world is shaken by her uncle's death and even more so when his body disappears from its grave. In her attempt to find out what happened to her uncle's corpse, Sarah's own life is put in jeopardy when she discovers a hidden evil lurking in the swamps of east Texas. Bonita Wagner has two previously published suspense novels and lives in Lakehills, Texas with her husband, Sonny.
Category: Fiction

Guinevere S Walk Of Life

Author : Kristen Mylonas
ISBN : 9781465300973
Genre : Fiction
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"Guinevere's Walk of Life" is a story full of mystery, danger, excitement, romance, heartbreak and fantasy (like magic). This story begins with the main character Guinevere who is 19 years old and close to graduating high school. She has to deal with the pressures of being a teenage witch and to what will happen after high school. This is where her journey begins....
Category: Fiction

Who Am I

Author : John D. McCray
ISBN : 9781477122204
Genre : Fiction
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Brent Edward Miles is a thirty-two year old confused male who is trying to discover his true identity. Brent transitions from Augusta, Georgia to Brooklyn, New York, to work in a new position for a striving company. He meets two people in his life, Michael Davis and Renee Jones, whom he takes an interest in, along with people who he thought he could trust. Can Brent look deep in his heart to see what God is showing him or will he continue to see what he wants to see and continue down the same road to destruction, and lose focus of the real reason why he moved to New York in the first place.
Category: Fiction

Coyote S Thunder Revenge

Author : Andy Newman
ISBN : 9781465333407
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Elvis Takes A Back Seat

Author : Leanna Ellis
ISBN : 9781433669668
Genre : Fiction
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Elvis Takes a Back Seatby award-winning novelist Leanna Ellis is the endearing story of Claudia, a young widow determined to fulfill her husband’s last request by hauling a three-foot bust of Elvis Presley in the backseat of a vintage Cadillac from Dallas to Memphis to return it to its rightful owner. The road trip—taken with an eccentric aunt who actually knew the “King of Rock ’n’ Roll,” and a temperamental teen with a suspicious mind of her own—hits some royal roadblocks and detours as these women uncover pieces of their past along with the bust’s mysterious history. What they find along the way changes their lives forever, inspiring readers to also step out in faith. Endorsements: Brilliant! Charming! I absolutely adored it! With memorable characters, Elvis Takes a Back Seat is an emotional journey well worth taking. I laughed, I cried, I sighed in contentment. Leanna Ellis is a gifted writer and a must-read. - Lorraine Heath "Leanna Ellis takes a back seat to no one, so put on your blue suede shoes and come along for a most entertaining ride to Memphis—and to the healing place closest to the heart." Debbie Macomber, New York Times #1 bestselling author
Category: Fiction

Adventure The Long Walk

Author : Joseph N. Padilla
ISBN : 9781606470527
Genre : Religion
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Have you found Christ yet? After you read my novel you will see how many things one young man went through with so many tribulations unknown to him; but those years of agonizing have passed; and now it is up to you to follow the path after Christ. Your path has been open without limits; this story shows you the way. Your path is no farther than the New Testament of the bible; for Jesus has cleared the way for you. This venture will take you there and as you read the word; know this; you also have gone, "AFTERCHRIST." Joseph N. Padilla was born in the small coal-mining town of Madrid, New Mexico where he lived till the age of 10. In 1941 he and his family relocated to Richmond, California. After graduating high school he fell in love with and married his late wife Alta of 52 years. After serving in the army overseas during the Korean War, he returned to his wife to start a family with three wonderful children. Josephs had many jobs till working and retiring as a mechanic of 25 years for the bay area rapid transit system. Joseph enjoys many artistic hobbies including oil painting, playing steel guitar and storytelling. With all his blessings and inspiration from the Lord, Joseph hopes you enjoy "Afterchrist."
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Author : Douglas L. Bland
ISBN : 9781926577357
Genre : Fiction
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A surprise attack on the nation’s military bases and power stations sends the Armed Forces scrambling. When impoverished, disheartened, poorly educated, but well-armed aboriginal young people find a modern revolutionary leader, they rally with a battle cry of "Take Back the Land!" Theirs is a fight to right the wrongs inflicted on them by "the white settlers." They know they are too small to take on the entire country, but they don’t need to. Over a few tension-filled days as the battles rages over abundant energy resources, the frantic prime minister can only watch as the insurrection paralyzes the country. But when energy-dependent Americans discover the southward flow of Canadian hydroelectricity, oil, and natural gas is halted, they do not remain passive. Although none of the country’s leaders see it coming, the shattering consequences unfold with the same plausible harmony by which quiet aboriginal protests decades ago became the eerie premonitions of today’s stand-offs and "days of action."
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Walks In Silverdale And Arnside

Author : Brian Evans
ISBN : 9781849655439
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.
Category: Sports & Recreation