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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Unschuld und Unheil

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899960709

Category:

Page: 797

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Boys' Life

A Comedy

Author: Howard Korder

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822201403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 55

View: 8103

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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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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Best of Boys' Life

Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749786

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7424

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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Boys' Life and Other Plays

Author: Howard Korder

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802131706

Category: Drama

Page: 225

View: 3776

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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The Boys Life of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Helen Nicolay

Publisher: 1st World Publishing

ISBN: 9781595404343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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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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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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The American Boy's Life of Washington

Author: Anna M. Hyde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 255

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"In the present volume a clear narrative has been attempted in a very condensed form, omitting and avoiding such technical and abstruse expressions as frequently occur in larger works, and aiming chiefly to be understood by the boys for whom it has been written. In preparing it the writer is largely indebted to the three able biographers above mentioned, especially Sparks and Irving, to whose full and detailed accounts she refers all those who wish to study the subject more minutely."--Preface.
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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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Boys' Life Book of Outdoor Skills

Author: Boy Scouts of America

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461748666

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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A Followup to the Highly Successful Best of Boys' Life Boys’ Life, the magazine for Boy Scouts of America, was launched in 1911 and became one of the most popular youth magazines in America. Every month it features news, stories, jokes, and practical how-to instructions invaluable to all Scouts. Reproduced in facsimile form, The Boys’ Life Book of Outdoor Skills brings together a selection of the very best pieces, including work by Theodore Roosevelt and Buffalo Bill ("A Message to Boy Scouts"), and . Contents include facsimiles of the best pages from 1911 to the present.
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