In Revere, In Those Days

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0307426343
Pages : 309 pages
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Download or read book In Revere, In Those Days written by Roland Merullo and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this richly evocative novel--the moving story of one boy's coming of age--acclaimed author Roland Merullo will make you nostalgic for a small Massachusetts city called Revere even if you've never been there. Providing a window into an unspoiled America of forty years ago, In Revere welcomes you to the fiercely loyal and devoted Italian-American family of the Benedettos. Although he was orphaned as a child, young Anthony Benedetto was always surrounded by family, and the vibrant warmth of the Revere community. His Uncle Peter, a former Golden Gloves boxer whose days of glory were behind him, believed Tonio was bound for great things. So did his daughter Rosie, Tonio's favorite cousin, who would take many wrong turns--away from Tonio--through adolescence. His gentle grandparents, who took him in, encouraged him to claim a future outside of Revere, but the warm, unconditional love of his family, and the smells and sounds of Revere stay with him forever.

9/11 Gothic

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1793638330
Pages : 231 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (793 users)

Download or read book 9/11 Gothic written by Danel Olson and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores ghostly presences in terrorism novels from New Yorkers Don DeLillo, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Griffin Hansbury, & Patrick McGrath. Arguing how theories on trauma and gothic combine to interpret ghosts, Olson discusses what supernatural meetings express about grief, guilt, mental instability, & suicidal urges.

History of Paul Revere's Signal Lanterns, April 18, 1775, in the Steeple of the North Church

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Pages : 63 pages
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Download or read book History of Paul Revere's Signal Lanterns, April 18, 1775, in the Steeple of the North Church written by William Willder Wheildon and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page 63 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Paul Revere's Signal

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Pages : 16 pages
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Download or read book Paul Revere's Signal written by John Lee Watson and published by . This book was released on 1878 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Life Stories

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1591585279
Pages : 723 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (591 users)

Download or read book Life Stories written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Paul Revere's Ride

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0195098315
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (195 users)

Download or read book Paul Revere's Ride written by David Hackett Fischer and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1995 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the events leading up to Paul Revere's ride, and reinforces his importance in the history of the Revolutionary War

Book Lust

Publisher : Sasquatch Books
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ISBN : 1570616590
Pages : 304 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (57 users)

Download or read book Book Lust written by Nancy Pearl and published by Sasquatch Books. This book was released on 2009-09-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

The History of Greyhound Racing in New England

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 9781456840785
Pages : 87 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (84 users)

Download or read book The History of Greyhound Racing in New England written by Robert Temple and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2010-12-27 with total page 87 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chapter One Greyhound Racing Comes To New England Before pari-mutuel greyhound racing came to New England in the mid-1930s it had a long uphill battle to overcome the regions puritanical resistance to gambling and what many felt was a moral injustice inherent in the sport which was promulgated by the image of dogs hunting down rabbits in what was known as coursing. With these objections in mind it is necessary to write a brief history of the reasons why the greyhound first came to America and how greyhound racing came about and evolved into a flourishing sport. Later chapters will explain in depth how its critics and changing consumer tastes eventually brought the sport down. A Brief History With the great western migrations of the mid-nineteenth century and the increased use of farmlands to feed the growing populations came the problem of protecting the crops from jackrabbits was paramount. The solution came from the railroad workers and settlers, many of whom emigrated from England and Ireland and were familiar with the greyhounds and their hunting skills. They began importing greyhounds and selling them to the farmers where they became valuable economic assets by keeping the rabbits away from their cash crops. Another purchaser was the U. S. Cavalry, including George Armstrong Custer, who utilized their skills for scouting enemy movement and hunting down game. Sources say that Custer coursed his greyhounds the night before the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn and that the dogs survived the next days battle. Meanwhile, the farmers, looking for entertainment diversions, started racing their greyhounds in what were called coursing meets in which the greyhounds chased a live rabbit. Gambling at these meets was extensive. Coursings popularity spread rapidly, and not just in the farmlands. There even were meets in such locations as the mill towns of Lawrence and Lowell, Massachusetts and, of course, gambling was part of the action. There was also a spreading humanitarian backlash to coursing . As Frank G. Menke wrote in the 1942 edition of The Encyclopedia of Sports, Opposition to this form of sport developed. The humane people of the state rebelled at the idea of killing of the rabbit just to perpetuate a gambling diversion. They implored officials to make coursing null and voidand this was accomplished. The Mechanical Lure The next giant step to overcoming these objections and turning greyhound racing into a sport that quieted many of the humanitarian objections was accomplished by a gentleman named Owen Patrick Smith. He is one of the key figures in the history of the sport and was profiled in a long Aug. 27, 1973 Sports Illustrated article by Robert Cantwell. O. P. Smith (1869-1927), as he came to be known, was once hired to organize a coursing meet to promote the city of Hot Springs. He then turned his full attention to the invention of a mechanical lure for greyhound racing and in 1910 was granted a patent for the Inanimate Hare Conveyor. His breakthrough came at Emeryville, CA where a boxing promoter and businessman named George Sawyer built a track in 1919, utilizing the new device. In his Sports Illustrated article Cantwell writes of the 1,600 pounds of machinery to carry a one-pound rabbit which at times jumped the rail. Smith had another problem with the dogmen, Cantwell relates. They were of the belief that their greyhounds would feel deceived once they knew they were not chasing a live rabbit and never run ag

Paul Revere and the World He Lived in

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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ISBN : 9780618001941
Pages : 540 pages
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Download or read book Paul Revere and the World He Lived in written by Esther Forbes and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1999 with total page 540 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recalls the life of the talented silversmith and versatile Yankee who carefully and cleverly organized the patriots of Boston

Back Bay

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1455525502
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (455 users)

Download or read book Back Bay written by William Martin and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-04-30 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A rip-roaring page turner. A perfect read!" - Boston Globe Meet the Pratt clan. Driven men. Determined women. Through six turbulent generations, they would pursue a lost Paul Revere treasure. And turn a family secret into an obsession that could destroy them. Here is the novel that launched William Martin's astonishing literary career and became an instant bestseller. From the grit and romance of old Boston to exclusive -- and dangerous -- Back Bay today, this sweeping saga paints an unforgettable portrait of a powerful dynasty beset by the forces of history...and a heritage of greed, lust, murder and betrayal.

Vatican Waltz

Publisher : Crown
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ISBN : 0307452972
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Vatican Waltz written by Roland Merullo and published by Crown. This book was released on 2013-12-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new novel from the award-winning author of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the story of a young Catholic woman jolted from a quietly devout life in pursuit of a mysterious calling. Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside of Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. When she loses her beloved grandmother, she begins experiencing “spells” of such intense spiritual intimacy that she wonders about her sanity. Devoted to her elderly father and not particularly interested in dating and socializing, she develops a deep friendship with her parish priest. His congregation sees him as provocative and radical, but he encourages Cynthia to explore her faith—however it presents itself. When he is killed in a mysterious accident, a message begins to emerge from Cynthia’s prayers: God is calling her to be the first female Catholic priest. Her revelation is met with ridicule by certain of the more reactionary officials she reaches out to within the Church. Unable to tune out the divine messages, she lets the power of unswerving faith drive her all the way to the Vatican in pursuit of a destiny she doesn’t fully understand—and a turn of events that will inevitably bring long overdue change to the Catholic Church. From the Hardcover edition.

The Delight of Being Ordinary

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0385540922
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (385 users)

Download or read book The Delight of Being Ordinary written by Roland Merullo and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2017-04-11 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when the Pope and the Dalai Lama decide they need a secret vacation? Roland Merullo’s playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the world’s two holiest men teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside--where they rediscover the everyday joys and challenges of ordinary life. During the Dalai Lama’s highly publicized official visit to the Vatican, the Pope suggests an adventure so unexpected and appealing that neither man can resist: they will shed their robes for several days and live as ordinary men. Before dawn, the two beloved religious leaders make a daring escape from Vatican City, slip into a waiting car, and are soon traveling the Italian roads in disguise. Along for the ride is the Pope’s neurotic cousin and personal assistant, Paolo, who--to his terror-- has been put in charge of arranging the details of their disappearance. Rounding out the group is Paolo’s estranged wife, Rosa, an eccentric entrepreneur with a lust for life, who orchestrates the sublime disguises of each man. Rosa is a woman who cannot resist the call to adventure--or the fun. Against a landscape of good humor, intrigue, and spiritual fulfillment, The Delight of Being Ordinary showcases the uniquely charming sensibilities of author Roland Merullo. Part whimsical expedition, part love story, part spiritual search, this uplifting novel brings warmth and laughter to the universal concerns of family life, religious inspiration, and personal identity—all of which combine to transcend cultural and political barriers in the name of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

The Talk-Funny Girl

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ISBN : 0307452948
Pages : 315 pages
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Download or read book The Talk-Funny Girl written by Roland Merullo and published by Crown. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By turns darkly menacing and bright with love and resilience, The Talk-Funny Girl is the story of one young woman’s remarkable courage, a kind of road map for the healing of early abuse, and a testament to the power of kindness and love. In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again. For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with in her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world. Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her “The Talk-funny girl,” but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle. But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls “a cathedral,” right in the center of town. Day by day, as Marjorie’s skills as a stoneworker increase, so too does her intolerance for the bitter rules of her family life. Gradually, through exposure to the world beyond her parents’ wood cabin thanks to the kindness of her aunt and her boss, and an almost superhuman determination, she discovers what is loveable within herself. This newfound confidence and self-esteem ultimately allows her to break free from the bleak life she has known, to find love, to start a family, and to try to heal her old, deep wounds without passing that pain on to her husband and children.

Dinner with Buddha

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1616205164
Pages : 358 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (616 users)

Download or read book Dinner with Buddha written by Roland Merullo and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “We, like Otto, find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche’s gentle instruction in the simple but terribly difficult art of letting go, living each moment to the fullest, seeing the sacred in the everyday . . . This brave, meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review If life is a journey--with detours, paths from which to choose, and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime. The first fifty or so years of his journey were pretty good. He felt that he had it all, until one day he didn’t. Looking for answers, he calls on his brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him; a man without pride or vanity. Someone who, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. So, in hopes of finding answers to life’s mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, a road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude. “Merullo offers keen insight into and intelligent assessments of modern American life, but it is his compassionate portrait of a grieving Otto in search of inner tranquility that is most affecting.” —Booklist “Otto is such a full human, which is why we can empathize with his questions and immerse ourselves in his experiences. In the end, we are all humanized by the spiritual journey of Dinner with Buddha.” —Spirituality and Practice “Merullo masterfully depicts the struggles of practicing mindfulness moment by moment . . . [The] novel is full of nuanced, thoughtful prose and is an immensely satisfying conclusion to the series.” —Publishers Weekly

Skip's Legacy

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 1514415267
Pages : 194 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (514 users)

Download or read book Skip's Legacy written by Edward Biron and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2015-11-21 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book contains the story of the life and times of the author, Edward (Skip) Biron, describing what it was like growing up in the USA during the 1930's and 1940's, before the advent of television, personal computers, cell phones, and such. The narrative reveals how the author was able to achieve success in the technical world without benefit of a college education. The entire story demonstrates what one guy can accomplish with his life through ingenuity, persistence and faith in one's self.

Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691242097
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (691 users)

Download or read book Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism written by Sarit Kattan Gribetz and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-09 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How the rabbis of late antiquity used time to define the boundaries of Jewish identity The rabbinic corpus begins with a question–“when?”—and is brimming with discussions about time and the relationship between people, God, and the hour. Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism explores the rhythms of time that animated the rabbinic world of late antiquity, revealing how rabbis conceptualized time as a way of constructing difference between themselves and imperial Rome, Jews and Christians, men and women, and human and divine. In each chapter, Sarit Kattan Gribetz explores a unique aspect of rabbinic discourse on time. She shows how the ancient rabbinic texts artfully subvert Roman imperialism by offering "rabbinic time" as an alternative to "Roman time." She examines rabbinic discourse about the Sabbath, demonstrating how the weekly day of rest marked "Jewish time" from "Christian time." Gribetz looks at gendered daily rituals, showing how rabbis created "men's time" and "women's time" by mandating certain rituals for men and others for women. She delves into rabbinic writings that reflect on how God spends time and how God's use of time relates to human beings, merging "divine time" with "human time." Finally, she traces the legacies of rabbinic constructions of time in the medieval and modern periods. Time and Difference in Rabbinic Judaism sheds new light on the central role that time played in the construction of Jewish identity, subjectivity, and theology during this transformative period in the history of Judaism.

Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 01 to 43

Publisher : Sri Sathya Sai Media Centre
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Pages : 8694 pages
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Download or read book Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 01 to 43 written by Sri Sathya Sai Media Centre and published by Sri Sathya Sai Media Centre . This book was released on with total page 8694 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Volumes’ of Sri Sathya Sai Speaks are compiled and offered at Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Lotus Feet on His 97th Birthday as a reminder to all Spiritual Aspirants of Baba’s Love & Message Compilation of Discourses from 1953 to 2010 (1614 Discourses) Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 01 | Year(s) : 1953 to 1960 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 02 | Year(s) : 1961 to 1962 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 03 | Year(s) : 1963 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 04 | Year(s) : 1964 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 05 | Year(s) : 1965 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 06 | Year(s) : 1966 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 07 | Year(s) : 1967 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 08 | Year(s) : 1968 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 09 | Year(s) : 1969 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 10 | Year(s) : 1970 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 11 | Year(s) : 1971 to 1972 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 12 | Year(s) : 1973 to 1974 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 13 | Year(s) : 1975 to 1977 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 14 | Year(s) : 1978 to 1980 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 15 | Year(s) : 1981 to 1982 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 16 | Year(s) : 1983 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 17 | Year(s) : 1984 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 18 | Year(s) : 1985 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 19 | Year(s) : 1986 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 20 | Year(s) : 1987 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 21 | Year(s) : 1988 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 22 | Year(s) : 1989 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 23 | Year(s) : 1990 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 24 | Year(s) : 1991 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 25 | Year(s) : 1992 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 26 | Year(s) : 1993 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 27 | Year(s) : 1994 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 28 | Year(s) : 1995 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 29 | Year(s) : 1996 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 30 | Year(s) : 1997 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 31 | Year(s) : 1998 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 32 | Part 1 | Year(s) : 1999 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 32 | Part 2 | Year(s) : 1999 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 33 | Year(s) : 2000 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 34 | Year(s) : 2001 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 35 | Year(s) : 2002 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 36 | Year(s) : 2003 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 37 | Year(s) : 2004 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 38 | Year(s) : 2005 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 39 | Year(s) : 2006 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 40 | Year(s) : 2007 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 41 | Year(s) : 2008 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 42 | Year(s) : 2009 Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Volume 43 | Year(s) : 2010