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Coast of Dreams

Coast of Dreams Author Kevin Starr
ISBN-10 9780307795267
Release 2011-06-22
Pages 800
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In this extraordinary book, Kevin Starr–widely acknowledged as the premier historian of California, the scope of whose scholarship the Atlantic Monthly has called “breathtaking”–probes the possible collapse of the California dream in the years 1990—2003. In a series of compelling chapters, Coast of Dreams moves through a variety of topics that show the California of the last decade, when the state was sometimes stumbling, sometimes humbled, but, more often, flourishing with its usual panache. From gang violence in Los Angeles to the spectacular rise–and equally spectacular fall–of Silicon Valley, from the Northridge earthquake to the recall of Governor Gray Davis, Starr ranges over myriad facts, anecdotes, news stories, personal impressions, and analyses to explore a time of unprecedented upheaval in California. Coast of Dreams describes an exceptional diversity of people, cultures, and values; an economy that mirrors the economic state of the nation; a battlefield where industry and the necessities of infrastructure collide with the inherent demands of a unique and stunning natural environment. It explores California politics (including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election in the 2003 recall), the multifaceted business landscape, and controversial icons such as O. J. Simpson. “Historians of the future,” Starr writes, “will be able to see with more certainty whether or not the period 1990-2003 was not only the end of one California but the beginning of another”; in the meantime, he gives a picture of the place and time in a book at once sweeping and riveting in its details, deeply informed, engagingly personal, and altogether fascinating. From the Hardcover edition.

Road Angels

Road Angels Author Kent Nerburn
ISBN-10 0060698691
Release 2002-05-16
Pages 336
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A midwestern skeptic embarks on a witty, compelling journey from the frozen plains of Minnesota to California in search of answers to life's most vexing questions. Reprint.

City of Myths River of Dreams

City of Myths  River of Dreams Author James Marr
ISBN-10 9781783067923
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 200
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In his Toyota 4x4, with his wife and two friends, James Marr heads overland in the foosteps of 18th and 19th century explorers. Along the way he loses his passport in the sand, ruptures his fuel tank, fortifies his suspension with a pair of flip-flops and ponders if West Africa has become any more hospitable...

Golden Dreams

Golden Dreams Author Kevin Starr
ISBN-10 9780199924301
Release 2011-09-09
Pages 576
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A narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar period--1950 to 1963--when the California we know today first burst into prominence. Starr brilliantly illuminates the dominant economic, social, and cultural forces in California in these pivotal years. In a powerful blend of telling events, colorful personalities, and insightful analyses, Starr examines such issues as the overnight creation of the postwar California suburb, the rise of Los Angeles as Super City, the reluctant emergence of San Diego as one of the largest cities in the nation, and the decline of political centrism. He explores the Silent Generation and the emergent Boomer youth cult, the Beats and the Hollywood "Rat Pack," the pervasive influence of Zen Buddhism and other Asian traditions in art and design, the rise of the University of California and the emergence of California itself as a utopia of higher education, the cooling of West Coast jazz, freeway and water projects of heroic magnitude, outdoor life and the beginnings of the environmental movement. More broadly, he shows how California not only became the most populous state in the Union, but in fact evolved into a mega-state en route to becoming the global commonwealth it is today. Golden Dreams continues an epic series that has been widely recognized for its signal contribution to the history of American culture in California. It is a book that transcends its stated subject to offer a wealth of insight into the growth of the Sun Belt and the West and indeed the dramatic transformation of America itself in these pivotal years following the Second World War.

The Boat of Dreams

The Boat of Dreams Author Richard Preston
ISBN-10 074324592X
Release 2003
Pages 108
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Stumbling upon an ornery old man in the trailer they call home, Lila and Will Foster, who have recently lost their father, realize that their visitor is Santa Claus, who grants them a Christmas wish--their father's beautiful lobster boat.

The Clock of Dreams

The Clock of Dreams Author Brian Lumley
ISBN-10 9781466818408
Release 1999-10-06
Pages 324
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Titus Crow and his faithful companion and record-keeper fight the gathering forces of darkness-the infamous and deadly Elder Gods of the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Cthulhu and his dark minions are bent on ruling the earth. A few puny humans cannot possibly stand against these otherworldly evil gods, yet time after time, Titus Crow drives the monsters back into the dark from whence they came. The Clock of Dreams is the third book in the Titus Crow series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Footsteps of spirits a collection of stories of dreams impressions sounds and appearances by J A Stothert

Footsteps of spirits  a collection of stories of dreams  impressions  sounds and appearances  by J A  Stothert  Author Footsteps
ISBN-10 OXFORD:600070299
Release 1859
Pages 132
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Footsteps of spirits a collection of stories of dreams impressions sounds and appearances by J A Stothert has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Footsteps of spirits a collection of stories of dreams impressions sounds and appearances by J A Stothert also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Footsteps of spirits a collection of stories of dreams impressions sounds and appearances by J A Stothert book for free.

The Bride of Dreams

The Bride of Dreams Author Frederik van Eeden
ISBN-10 WISC:89004691838
Release 1913
Pages 395
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The Bride of Dreams has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Bride of Dreams also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Bride of Dreams book for free.

Path of Dreams Tale of a Wandering Soul

Path of Dreams Tale of a Wandering Soul Author Coni Rainbow Foster
ISBN-10 9781430319184
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 208
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1975, then 21 year old Rainbow, a hippie chick from Mendocino California, takes off after a painful breakup. Begining in London, she hitchhikes alone across spaces in physical and emotional distance to find herself. First time novel by Coni Rainbow Foster, written over one year entirely with her chin as ALS, or Lou Gherigs disease has left her quadrapleqic. Touching tale of passion, longing, bravery, courage, and love.

The Hidden Power of Dreams

The Hidden Power of Dreams Author Denise Linn
ISBN-10 9781401925079
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 369
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Dreams are secret messages from your soul, as well as from the realm of spirit. They can be your greatest tool for profoundly understanding your life, yet few people recognize how to access this tremendous source of guidance and wisdom. Best-selling author Denise Linn calls upon her native heritage and her knowledge of diverse cultures to present little-known information about the world of dreams. In this fascinating book, she brings you simple ways to utilize your nocturnal travels for spiritual transformation. Denise herself has journeyed into the space between two worlds through a near-death experience and has brought back invaluable perceptions that she shares within these pages. This comprehensive work uncovers the power of dreams, enabling you to remember your dreams and recognize their meaning, hear personal messages from the spirit realm, develop the skill of astral projection, heal yourself and your loved ones, meet your guides and angels, explore past lives, and learn how to have prophetic dreams. There's also a complete dream dictionary featuring the most prevalent dream symbols and how to interpret them!

Dust of Dreams

Dust of Dreams Author Steven Erikson
ISBN-10 1429969555
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 816
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In war everyone loses. This brutal truth can be seen in the eyes of every soldier in every world... In Letherii, the exiled Malazan army commanded by Adjunct Tavore begins its march into the eastern Wastelands, to fight for an unknown cause against an enemy it has never seen. And in these same Wastelands, others gather to confront their destinies. The warlike Barghast, thwarted in their vengeance against the Tiste Edur, seek new enemies beyond the border and Onos Toolan, once immortal T'lan Imass now mortal commander of the White Face clan, faces insurrection. To the south, the Perish Grey Helms parlay passage through the treacherous kingdom of Bolkando. Their intention is to rendezvous with the Bonehunters but their vow of allegiance to the Malazans will be sorely tested. And ancient enclaves of an Elder Race are in search of salvation—not among their own kind, but among humans—as an old enemy draws ever closer to the last surviving bastion of the K'Chain Che'Malle. So this last great army of the Malazan Empire is resolved to make one final defiant, heroic stand in the name of redemption. But can deeds be heroic when there is no one to witness them? And can that which is not witnessed forever change the world? Destines are rarely simple, truths never clear but one certainty is that time is on no one's side. For the Deck of Dragons has been read, unleashing a dread power that none can comprehend... In a faraway land and beneath indifferent skies, the final chapter of ‘The Malazan Book of the Fallen' has begun... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Castle of Dreams

The Castle of Dreams Author Michel Jouvet
ISBN-10 9780262101271
Release 2008
Pages 313
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How discoveries about sleep and dreaming might have been made: a novel by apioneering sleep researcher casts an eighteenth century aristocrat as its scientific and romantichero.

The Theatre of Dreams

The Theatre of Dreams Author James P Thomas
ISBN-10 9781496976475
Release 2014-04
Pages 264
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The hub of activities in this riveting story takes place in Easter island, an island full of mysteries that lies in south Pacific Ocean, about 3500km off Chile. the story is about a young sociologist named Gustaaf Rapu who is also a descendant of Easter island,set out on an exploration from Atlanta USA. the first part of the novel tries to piece together the archeological and historical explorations by Gustaaf and his friend Miss Sandra to find out answers to so far unanswered questions. the second part is about how Gustaaf busted a global drug mafia and saved the heritage wonder from the hands of terrorists and drug peddlers. the novel is narrated as memoirs of Gustaaf Rapu about his epoch making journey of 22 days starting from 28th December 2004 to 18th January 2005 that waves out from his heart on the plane as he return from Heathrow to Atlanta,his home theatre.

Transpacific Field of Dreams

Transpacific Field of Dreams Author Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu
ISBN-10 9780807882665
Release 2012-04-04
Pages 344
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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.

Flight of Dreams

Flight of Dreams Author Ariel Lawhon
ISBN-10 9781101873922
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 367
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On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed. Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them. Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

Knife of Dreams

Knife of Dreams Author Robert Jordan
ISBN-10 1429960817
Release 2010-08-24
Pages 784
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Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. The dead are walking, men die impossible deaths, and it seems as though reality itself has become unstable: All are signs of the imminence of Tarmon Gai'don, the Last Battle, when Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, must confront the Dark One as humanity's only hope. Unbeknownst to Rand, Perrin has made his own truce with the Seanchan. It is a deal made with the Dark One, in his eyes, but he will do whatever is needed to rescue his wife, Faile, and destroy the Shaido who captured her. Among the Shaido, Faile works to free herself while hiding a secret that might give her her freedom or cause her destruction. And at a town called Malden, the Two Rivers longbow will be matched against Shaido spears. Fleeing Ebou Dar through Seanchan-controlled Altara with the kidnapped Daughter of the Nine Moons, Mat attempts to court the woman to whom he is half-married, knowing that she will complete that ceremony eventually. But Tuon coolly leads him on a merry chase as he learns that even a gift can have deep significance among the Seanchan Blood and what he thinks he knows of women is not enough to save him. In Caemlyn, Elayne fights to gain the Lion Throne while trying to avert what seems a certain civil war should she win the crown... In the White Tower, Egwene struggles to undermine the sisters loyal to Elaida from within... The winds of time have become a storm, and things that everyone believes are fixed in place forever are changing before their eyes. Even the White Tower itself is no longer a place of safety. Now Rand, Perrin and Mat, Egwene and Elayne, Nynaeve and Lan, and even Loial, must ride those storm winds, or the Dark One will triumph. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The beach of dreams

The beach of dreams Author Henry De Vere Stacpoole
ISBN-10 UVA:X030809452
Release 1919
Pages 324
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The beach of dreams has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The beach of dreams also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The beach of dreams book for free.