This Boy's Life

A Memoir

Author: Tobias Wolff

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are constantly on the move, yet they develop an extraordinarily close, almost telepathic relationship. As Toby fights for identity and self-respect against the unrelenting hostility of a new stepfather, his experiences are at once poignant and comical, and Wolff does a masterful job of re-creating the frustrations and cruelties of adolescence. His various schemes - running away to Alaska, forging checks, and stealing cars - lead eventually to an act of outrageous self-invention that releases him into a new world of possibility.
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Boys' Life

A Comedy

Author: Howard Korder

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822201403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 55

View: 1456

THE STORY: Told in a series of fast-paced, sharply etched scenes, the play traces the misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city--and with various women of their acquaintance. There is the cynical Jac
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Boy's Life

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453231560

Category: Fiction

Page: 582

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An Alabama boy’s innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of Swan Song. It’s 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It’s a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He’s certain he’s sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He’s heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He’s seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon’s Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel—a copper wire tightened around the stranger’s neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can’t. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he’ll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. “Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal,” Boy’s Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today’s most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).
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Boys' Life and Other Plays

Author: Howard Korder

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802131706

Category: Drama

Page: 225

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The misadventures of three former college buddies now seeking to make their way in the big city -- and with various women of their acquaintance.
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Boys' Life

Author: Boy Scouts Of America

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781407768762

Category:

Page: 578

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Best of Boys' Life

Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749786

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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In celebration of its 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America and its publication Boys' Life, this book is a collection of the best Boys' Life pages of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting information. All pages in this collection are facsimile reproductions of the magazine's original pages.
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The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Helen Nicolay

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781595404343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 4760

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - Abraham Lincoln's forefathers were pioneers - men who left their homes to open up the wilderness and make the way plain for others to follow them. For one hundred and seventy years, ever since the first American Lincoln came from England to Massachusetts in 1638, they had been moving slowly westward as new settlements were made in the forest. They faced solitude, privation, and all the dangers and hardships that beset men who take up their homes where only beasts and wild men have had homes before; but they continued to press steadily forward, though they lost fortune and sometimes even life itself, in their westward progress. Back in Pennsylvania and New Jersey some of the Lincolns had been men of wealth and influence. In Kentucky, where the future President was born on February 12, 1809, his parents lived in deep poverty.
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Boys' Life Treasury

A Selection of the Best Stories and Articles from Boys' Life, the Official Publication of the Boy Scouts of America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Short stories

Page: 480

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Unschuld und Unheil

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899960709

Category:

Page: 797

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STORIES OF A BOY’S LIFE

Adventures Growing Up in the 1940’s

Author: Tom McKinnon

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491828676

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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These stories are accounts of the adventures of young boys growing up in the 1940's. Summers were spent on Dry Creek fishing, swimming, camping-out and generally exploring the surrounding woods. It was a time when parents didn't worry about their kids and the boys had long days of almost complete freedom. A group of four boys had adventures dealing with an escaped convect, encountering racial segregation, waging a conflict with new boys that moved into the area and solving a murder. Through these events the boys were gaining maturity and learning much about life and morals that served them well in later years.
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A Boy's Life

Author: Charles "Chucky" Mamou

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449071058

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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A BOY'S LIFE IS A GRIPPING TALE OF A YOUNG MAN, CARLTON 'DIAMOND' JONES, WHO MUST GROW UP BEFORE HIS TIME. CARLTON TRANSCENDS FROM BEINg PROMISING HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STAR TO A HATED DRUG LORD; WHERE SEX, DRUGS, MONEY AND MURDER ALL TELL A STORY OF ITS OWN. JOURNEY WITH HIM AS HE GOES THROUGH LIFE ON THE MEAN, GHETTO STREETS OF ST. LOUIS TRYING TO FIND A MEANING AND PURPOSE TO HIS EXISTENCE - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. EXPERIENCE HIS STORY AS HE BECOMES THE MAN THAT HE ALWAYS DESPISED IN HIS FATHER. THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL 'GOOD GUY GONE BAD' SOTRY. THIS IS A STORY THAT DEALS WITH RAW EMOTIONS. A STORY THAT HAS NOT BEEN TOLD LIKE ANY OTHER. A STORY THAT CRIES OUT TO BE HEARD. THIS IS AN ACTION-PACKED DRAMA FILLED STORY TOLD BY A MAN WHO REALIZED THAT HE WAS LIVING 'A BOY'S LIFE.'
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This boy's life

das Blaue vom Himmel ; Roman

Author: Tobias Wolff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833304668

Category:

Page: 349

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Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides: This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff

Author: Nick Konstantatos

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139948776

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 1987

Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides are an invaluable digital resource for all students of senior English. This guide for Area of Study 1 will help you develop the confidence you need to write essays throughout the year, and to build your skills in reading and responding in readiness for the end of year exam. Cambridge Checkpoints VCE Text Guides for Area of Study 1 offer you: ; Detailed character analysis ; Discussion of themes, ideas and values ; A focus on the language features and conventions of your text ; Revision questions ; Sample topics ; Practice essays and essay writing tips ; Comprehensive reference lists
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The Boys' Life of Edison

With Autobiographical Notes by Mr. Edison

Author: William Henry Meadowcroft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scientists

Page: 272

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Boys' Life of Edison

Author: William H. Meadowcroft

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781406725810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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The Boys of Area-T Zone

Our City of Light and Life

Author: Elisha Bayzambmo Saye

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468955489

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1

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The Boys of Area-T Zone is a story about the lives of some of the children that grew up in the beautiful city of Yekepa, located below the Nimba mountain ranges, in northern Liberia, West Africa. I tried to bring some of my memories of this city into this book. Yekepa was a concession area built by LAMCO JV Operating Company, the company that mined iron ore in these mountain ranges for many decades. The human resources from the LAMCO School System (LASS) as well as from other school systems in and around Yekepa can be seen in every sector of our society today; in government, NGOs, private sector, etc. If you are one of the persons who also grew up in Yekepa, this story will definitely take you back to the glorious days of our city; the days when ‘manna’ literally fell from the top of Mt. Nimba. In my mind Yekepa was divided into what I called zones. There were thus two zones; Area-T and Area-F zones. My story is meanly based on the zone in which I lived (the Area-T Zone). No doubt lots of activities and good deeds took place in the other zone (the Area-F Zone). There were even lots of activities and events that took place in my own zone that I did not capture in this book; they were all equally important. My story did not end my stay in Yekepa. In fact, it took place when I was a teenager, playing marbles in the red dust of Area T, riding sidewalk taxis on the dusty hills of Areas T and S2, and venturing in the heap of wastes at the company’s main dumpsite. My story ended before I graduated from High school and from the Liberia Swedish Vocational Training Center (L/S VTC). It ended before I started lecturing at schools in the community. But my story captured some of the things we the boys of Area-T Zone did. I may remember many other things when I am further writing part 2...X of this book. One event I will surely capture in the next part will be LAMCO-65 football team’s remarkable match against the Zahn Clan Apollo-19, played in Duo Boowi in 1971.
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