The Summer of '89

A Summer to Remember
Author: Jamella A. Jihad
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146532979X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 164
View: 1429
A Story of Brotherhood New book tells the story of six black males and a friendship that extends beyond a lifetime. True friendship and brotherhood can give meaning to one’s life, even after a painful experience where good memories of a once strong bond are the only thing that is left. Such is the story of six men in Jamella A. Jihad’s The Summer of ’89: A Summer to Remember, an inspirational story released through Xlibris. In a society where color is an issue, equality is rare, and inferiority is a disease. This very situation led to the birth of a friendship among a group of African American males determined to help each other depart from the stigma that this society has about black males. Through each other’s support, all of them graduated with honors from one of the finest high schools in the state and have been accepted into prestigious colleges. One of the young men reached out to the author as she sleeps, in her dream he asks her to help him tell their story. Over three nights, in 1991 after the birth of her newborn daughter Baiyina Jihad, this young man visits Jamella. “Please help me tell our story.” Jamella does not know that she is dreaming, she wakes up, to see a young man sitting on her bed, a frighten Jamella, screamed out “where is my daughter, where is my husband?” The young man said, “Calm down you’re dreaming, I need you to write my story please.” Jamella knew even before the young man’s request that she would write the story. For three nights, the author sits quietly on the side of the bed while her family sleeps. She writes the young me ‘s story. On the last of the three nights, Jamella finds herself sad; she knows this night will be the last visit from the young man. ‘Jamella, thank you for writing our story, I do hope, and believe we will meet again one day.” Her reply; “please don’t go, we are not finished writing your story, we can’t stop now, its almost finished.” Jamella was not ready to let go. The young man replied; “God will guide you the rest of the way.” It was the last time Jamella saw the young man, Witness how this young man finds meaning in his life by sharing their story through his eyes. An inspirational story about brotherhood an survival, The Summer “89: A Summer to Remember defines for these young men...the foundation of life _ friendship, and love. For more information, log on to www.

The Summer of '89

Author: Antony J Stowers
ISBN: 0244469857
Page: N.A
View: 7322

Batman Unmasked

Analyzing a Cultural Icon
Author: Will Brooker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826413437
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
View: 2513
A work of scholarship and a labor of love. "This is the definitive history of the Batman in all media: comics, film, television and the internet. The bookÆs combination of rigorous historical research and a witty, fluid writing style make it both vastly instructive and vastly entertaining."--Roberta Pearson, editor of The Many Lives of the Batman "Will appeal to avid students of pop culture and comics, and a gay cult audience...BrookerÆs impressive overview of BatmanÆs history reflects on the masked oneÆs origins, early arch rivals and the introduction of Robin, and concentrates on four periods: WWII, the mid 1950s, the Æ60s and the Æ90s. In 1954, child psychologist Fredric Wertham attacked the comic book industryànoting homoerotic undercurrents between Batman and Robin; BrookerÆs lengthy and fascinating Ægay readingÆ supports WerthamÆs claim, albeit with a positive, postmodern twist. After recalling the campy image of Batman spawned by ABCÆs 1960s TV show, the author takes a look at Batman writers, fans, fanzines and the Net, concluding with a hilarious chapter on how his research was ridiculed by the British media." -Publishers Weekly ôàBrookerÆs account is bolstered by his fan expertise. This book usefully expands uponàThe Many Lives of Batman. Recommendedàö--Library Journal"A historical, detailed, deep analysis of Batman as a cultural icon in America. This isn't a simple polemic or surface-shallow analysis. This is deep stuff-analyzing art styles, histories, individual panels, cultural concepts, and historical documentsà. plenty of startling revelations and analysesàThis is a stunningly well-done, intelligent book. It's proof that comics are not throwaway ephemera, but real, vital, analyzable parts of our culture. It's also a must-have for the hardcore Batman fan and comics fan-who doesn't mind some ideas being challenged."--www.super-heroes.netôBrooker cuts through the mumbo jumbo to deliver incisive analysis and very sharp reporting, particularly on the comic book's homoerotic subtext and on the 60's TV show's knowing self-mockery, as well as on how the 'official' 21st Century Batman nods to both.ö--Entertainment WeeklyOver the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.

British Speeches of the Day

Author: British Information Services
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 2216

In the Arms of Baby Hop

Author: Kenny Attaway
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1425971067
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 1678
Many times in my adult life, I have had what I would call an "awake out-of-body experience." During these times, I was peeking in at my life in a dream state; thinking this cannot be my life. I found myself asking the questions of what happened to the child who outsmarted the world and what happened to the teen who had all the answers and confidence to boot, and the young adult who never settled for can't. Well, somewhere along the way, the only thing left of who I was once was, were just shreds of an almost non-existent life. Now, don't get me wrong, there were some good times along the way, but it certainly was not always smooth sailing. But what came later in life was no comparison to the early years. Not that long ago, my life was filled with disappointment, brokenness, worry, anxiety, and fear. I survived breakups and breakdowns, sadness and pain, grief and loss beyond description, all of which led to a one-way ticket to Depression Central. Getting off the road to depression was very difficult for me, but there is no job too hard for God. If you can relate to the paralyzing despair that I went through, then please know that I fellowship with you and understand the grip depression and anxiety can have on your life. However, I want you to know that your destination does not have to be a one-way ticket to the land of despair, instead, your journey can bring you to a place of joy and peace if you simply trust and believe in God.

The Small Business Investment Company Program, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of ...,89-2 ..., July 15, 19, and 29, 1966

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Banking and Currency Committee
Publisher: N.A
Category: Small business investment companies
Page: 259
View: 9810
Considers Small Business Investment Company programs to determine whether any problems or weaknesses exist and whether any new legislation is needed.

The Summer That Made Us

Author: Robyn Carr
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 147407443X
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 956
A perfect family masks the darkest of secrets in this emotional, compelling novel about lies, loyalty - and how the past can hold us captive.

Don't Rhyme For The Sake of Riddlin'

Author: Russell Myrie
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847676111
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 2924
Public Enemy are one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all time. Exploding out of Long Island, New York in the early 1980s, their firebrand lyrical assault, the Bomb Squad’s innovative production techniques, and their unmistakeable live performances gave them a formidable reputation. They terrified the establishment, and have continued to blaze a trail over a twenty year period up until the present day. Today, they are more autonomous and as determined as ever, still touring and finding more ingenious ways of distributing their music. Russell Myrie has had unprecedented access to the group, conducting extensive interviews with Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X, Professor Griff, the Shocklee brothers, and many others who form part of their legacy. He tells the stories behind the making of seminal albums such as their debut Yo! Bum Rush the Show, the breakthrough It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, and multi-million selling Fear of a Black Planet. He tackles Professor Griff's alleged anti-semitic remarks which caused massive controversy in the late eighties, the complexities of the group’s relationship with the Nation of Islam, their huge crossover appeal with the alternative audience in the early nineties, and the strange circumstances of Flavor Flav’s re-emergence as a Reality TV Star since the turn of the millennium.

Battle of the Bay

Bashing A's, Thrilling Giants, and the Earthquake World Series
Author: Gary Peterson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623688108
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 2185
Gary Peterson is a staff writer for the Bay Area News Group. He was previously the sports columnist at the Contra Costa Times for 25 years, during which he covered the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants throughout the 1989 season. During his career, he has covered 13 Super Bowls, five World Series, four Olympic Games, and one Final Four, winning multiple Associated Press Sports Editors awards as a top-10 sports columnist. He lives in Concord, California. A former manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's, and St. Louis Cardinals, La Russa led teams to three World Series titles. He resides in Alamo, California.

Toy Soldiers

What Burns Never Returns
Author: Joe Carruolo
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449094597
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 1614
Summer 1989 At the root of a horrific war was a seemingly harmless prank designed by a teenager - Ryde Dawind. Many would suffer and die never knowing the conflict's true catalyst. For twenty long years, "The Prank" remained a secret solely unto its perpetrator. For the first time, in an attempt to clear his conscience, Ryde breaks his silence in the tragic story of Toy Soldiers!

The Constitution and the Flag: The flag salute cases

Author: Michael Kent Curtis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780815312673
Category: Law
Page: 344
View: 6558
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Letters from Europe written during the summer of 1858

Author: Oliver Gray Steele
Publisher: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: 180
View: 7195

Witch's Circle

Rituals and Craft of the Cosmic Muse
Author: Maria Kay Simms
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567186574
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 467
View: 6999
Learn everything you need to know about setting up and running your own Wiccan coven?including how you can use aspects of astrology to help guide you?when you get The Witch's Circle (previously titled Circle of the Cosmic Muse) by Maria Kay Simms. Although there are many excellent guides to setting up covens, The Witch's Circle is by far the most complete. It covers all of the theory and practice you need to run a coven: - The New Renaissance of spirituality and how it relates to astrological ages - The ethics and practice of contemporary Wicca - Magick: theory, healing, protection, raising energy, and more - The order and parts of ritual - Astrology and ritual - Rituals for the eight Sabbats - Full Moon rituals for a year: the astrological moons - Other rituals including: handfasting, memorials, healing, cleansing and charging a place, and more - How to find or start a circle - Making ritual accessories including robes, wreaths, masks, and wands - Herbs and oils - Music for ritual, including over two dozen songs and chants The Witch's Circle is a serious Wiccan Book of Shadows that will teach you to incorporate the archetypes of astrology into your practice. Wicca and astrology together create a potent tool for understanding the dualities of the Wheel of the Year?and for expressing them in powerful new ways. The Witch's Circle is the only book of rituals that uses the deep insights of astrology to unlock the ancient spiritual mysteries of Wicca. This unique joining of Wicca and astrology is key to deciphering the hidden symbolism of Wicca and enriching your spiritual practice. Written by a High Priestess-astrologer of an active Wiccan coven, the living rituals presented in The Witch's Circle are the first of their kind. You can practice them to express the vital energy underlying each Pagan celebration?and to experience Wicca more fully than you ever have before.

Monica's Life Journey

Author: Monica Elliott
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465308202
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 145
View: 6486

The Nobleman of '89

An Episode of the French Revolution
Author: Abel Quinton
Publisher: N.A
Category: France
Page: 816
View: 4946

We Pointed Them North

Recollections of a Cowpuncher
Author: E.C. "Teddy Blue" Abbott,Helena Huntington Smith
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806186828
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 1544
E. C. Abbott was a cowboy in the great days of the 1870's and 1880's. He came up the trail to Montana from Texas with the long-horned herds which were to stock the northern ranges; he punched cows in Montana when there wasn't a fence in the territory; and he married a daughter of Granville Stuart, the famous early-day stockman and Montana pioneer. For more than fifty years he was known to cowmen from Texas to Alberta as "Teddy Blue." This is his story, as told to Helena Huntington Smith, who says that the book is "all Teddy Blue. My part was to keep out of the way and not mess it up by being literary.... Because the cowboy flourished in the middle of the Victorian age, which is certainly a funny paradox, no realistic picture of him was ever drawn in his own day. Here is a self-portrait by a cowboy which is full and honest." And Teddy Blue himself says, "Other old-timers have told all about stampedes and swimming rivers and what a terrible time we had, but they never put in any of the fun, and fun was at least half of it." So here it is—the cowboy classic, with the "terrible" times and the "fun" which have entertained readers everywhere. First published in 1939, We Pointed Them North has been brought back into print by the University of Oklahoma Press in completely new format, with drawings by Nick Eggenhofer, and with the full, original text.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3958700152
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
View: 8259
Contains a collection of 12 adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, such as \"A Scandal in Bohemia\" and \"The Red-Headed League\". Originally released in 1892.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 386741260X
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 8778
Contains a collection of 12 adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, such as "A Scandal in Bohemia" and "The Red-Headed League." Originally released in 1892.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1467757616
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 326
View: 5538
No mystery is too challenging for the infamous detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson. Holmes is at his best when the job seems impossible—or just plain absurd. From cases involving a strange group for red-headed men to a missing thumb, Holmes uses his powers of observation and deduction to solve even the weirdest mysteries. Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published his first twelve original Sherlock Holmes short stories as serials in the UK's Strand Magazine from 1891-1892. This unabridged collection of the stories is taken from the book form, originally published in 1892.

The Best and Wisest Man

Being A Reprint of the Reminiscences of Mrs. Mary Watson, née Morstan
Author: Hamish Crawford
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780927401
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
View: 1679
1888: Dr. John H. Watson, Army Corps surgeon turned colleague of the celebrated consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, decides not to assist in future cases as he is engaged to Mary Morstan. 1926: Mary Forrester discovers her mother’s diary, covering the years 1889 to 1893 — her marriage to Watson. What occurred in those years? How was the quintessential male friendship of Holmes and Watson seen through a woman’s eyes? How stable was a marriage where Watson was liable to abandon Mary at Holmes’s summons? Who, ultimately, was Mary Morstan — a figure seldom referred to in Arthur Conan Doyle’s sixty Holmes stories? This blend of fact and fiction sheds light on a virtually unexplored dimension of the Great Detective’s exploits. It is a perspective Sherlock Holmes —who elevated “true, cold reason … above all things” - would probably not appreciate. But for all its warmth and irrationality, there is just as much truth in the heart.