Nothing Like It In the World

Nothing Like It In the World

Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743203178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 431

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Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.
Categories: Business & Economics

Nothing Like It in the World

Nothing Like It in the World

When they gottothe PlatteRiver, the road waslined with teams,so much sothatthey
were always in view. Crocker's partymade about thirty milesa day, inpart thanks
to his leadership. “They would allgather around me and want to know what to do
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Author: Stephen E. Ambrose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471104398

Category: History

Page: 432

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NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad ? the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other labourers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The US government pitted two companies ? the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads ? against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West, or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.
Categories: History

Nothing Like it Before

Nothing Like it Before

It is an unmistakable sight — a sea of heads and legs . All roads lead to the
stadium . Some dressed in their national costumes and others in bizarre clothing ,
the fans throng into the stadium for a World Cup game , carrying their national
flags ...

Author: Fidelis W. Iyebote

Publisher: Fidelis Iyebote

ISBN: 9782765015

Category: World Cup (Soccer)

Page: 95

View: 485

Categories: World Cup (Soccer)

From the Race Shop Floor

From the Race Shop Floor

That must really tire the riders out. I'd have to get some training in for next time.
Now I had lost my heart to racing. There was really nothing on earth like it.
Observers say, “Why ever do you take up that sport? It's really very dangerous.

Author: Hedley J. Cox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465324474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

View: 976

This is the inside story of how motorcycle race team of the 'forties worked. How a division in the company's outlook drove it to bankruptcy. The story of how a member of the racing team saw it all. How he participated in racing, and devised a new machine, but was swept aside. How he emigrated, and tried to get a factory to embrace a new world view but was frustrated again. Lessons that Detroit might heed. How he moved into an academic program, and aided the US Air Force in its search for lower costs.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

And when she stepped foot on free ground she could not believe that Halle knew
what she didn't; that Halle, who had never drawn one free breath, knew that there
was nothing like it in this world. o TONI MORRISON Beloved Be it enacted by ...

Author: Tiya Miles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241320

Category: History

Page: 306

View: 814

In Ties that bind, Tiya Miles explores the interplay of race, power, and intimacy in the nation's early days, providing a full picture of the myriad complexities, ironies, and tensions among African Americans, Native Americans, and whites in the first half of the nineteenth century.--book jacket.
Categories: History

This Vacant Paradise

This Vacant Paradise

I don't have teenagers, Mr. Galbraith, but my experience has been that my
students are competent when given the ... the table; he made a noise like a soft
whistle, the tip of his tongue near his front teeth —“there's nothing like it in this
world.

Author: Victoria Patterson

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582438726

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 322

“Patterson beautifully parses the consequences of one woman’s fall in this memorable, penetrating, fully achieved novel.” —The New York Times Book Review Story Prize and California Book Award finalist Victoria Patterson revisits Newport Beach in This Vacant Paradise, examining the intersections of economics, class, race, sex, and family expectations during the mid-1990s. Esther lives with her grandmother, a virulent matriarch who controls her family through her wealth. Esther knows that an advantageous marriage replete with social standing, familial and peer approval, and financial rewards will alleviate her struggles. But she has been known to self-sabotage, and her loved ones are rooting for her not to blow it with her latest beau, especially since she’s at the ripe old age of thirty-three. All is well until she begins a tumultuous love affair with Charlie, a local college professor known for his unconventional ideals as much as for his golf game and good looks. He sets a fire inside Esther, sparking and delivering her—whether by choice or not—from the insular, safe, and stifling confines of societal expectations to an alternate, unglamorous, and indefinable course. The result is a stunning debut novel: a powerful work of fiction sure to provoke and engage. “Patterson writes with the exuberance of a natural storyteller. Her cast is rich, her narrative sinuous and masterfully structured.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Considering the subject matter—the real housewives of Orange County—Patterson’s debut novel (after story collection Drift) is surprisingly sophisticated and nuanced.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

The Western Midnight Cry

The Western Midnight Cry

36 ; My kingdom is not of this world ; The nials of God ' s people are all in this
world ; ' but ly kingdom · Paul is ... glory of God in this world except in its
secondary sense - in ih sense Jouy P . Br oxins will pervade and encircle it , so
that nothing ...

Author: E. Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNG2BM

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The Piano

The Piano

There is nothing like it in this world . It is a tragedy that the public has never heard
[ Godowsky ] as only he can play . ” None of Godowsky's recordings do him
justice . His most celebrated legacy is a series of 53 studies in which he
effectively ...

Author: Jeremy Siepmann

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0793599768

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 777

(Book). For more than 200 years, the piano has been an inspirational force in the world of music. The Piano shows how this characterful instrument has won its place at the center of the affections of music lovers everywhere. This is the first popular book to cover every aspect of the instrument's dynamic history, including: origins, technical developments, novelties and experiments; piano music throughout the centuries; profiles of the instruments' musical giants and analyses of their greatest works; and much more. With over 200 photographs and full color throughout, The Piano is a handsome tribute to a great musical personality. 192 pages, 9 1/2 x 11 1/4
Categories: Music

Revelations of the Fallen

Revelations of the Fallen

I don't know how much more I can deny myself. Can you save me?” “We are
connected to each other,” he said. “I know what I want. There is nothing like you
or I in this world. We are something that comes around once in a lifetime. This is
love.

Author: D.E. Phoenix

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479728268

Category: Fiction

Page: 805

View: 988

Revelation of the fall: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto The name of the book is called Revelation of the Fallen: The Blasphemy of Astrial Belthromoto. The story begins at the end of creation, the end of our lives in this universe and the destruction of them by a being called Eversor. The main character Astrial is a fallen angel telling the story from his perspective beyond the creation of this universe and into a reality where the a Creator of all Creator resides. He was the angel of intelligence and the most high scribe before he fell himself. He takes you through his torment by Evil and how he is forced to chose between these world that he doesn't really belong to. He shares insight into how evil was born and most importantly how everything we think we know about good and evil is really motivated by agendas. He introduces you to the four Eternals that have a lot to with how this story plays out. He then gives you insight into the war in heaven, the fall of the angels and how a small decision by a being led to this obsession with man. He gives you the history of the earth and the makers of mankind and their civilizations that still exist today. He leads you out of the garden of Eden and shows you the very rocky relationship between Adam and eve. Astrial finally leads you into the final wars of mankind when there was ordered a mass exodus from this planet leaving us totally alone.
Categories: Fiction

Teen to Teen

Teen to Teen

So how is it that we recognize three different entities as being God but still claim
to worship just one God? It is very hard to understand the Trinity because there is
nothing like it in this world. We can imagine a fruit, which has seeds, meat, and ...

Author: Patti M. Hummel

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433681677

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 377

View: 419

Provides a daily devotional filled with personal experiences by teenage boys in order to guide readers through difficult issues by living through Christ.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Enter His Gates

Enter His Gates

It's not enough just to think it ; we need to tell Him , and He longs to hear it . If you'
re a parent , you know the joy that comes from hearing one of your kids say , “ I
love you . ” There's nothing like it in this world . How much more does our ...

Author: David M. Edwards

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805443304

Category: Music

Page: 64

View: 459

One book in a series of three, each one featuring devotional writings based on the Psalms with an accompanying CD of worship music.
Categories: Music

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

Change Your Thoughts  Change Your Life

Your Tao essence has to be infinite because it came from a world of infinite
possibilities. You're not a thing that's solid and permanent; in fact, there's nothing
like that in the world you incarnated into! You are real, and what's real never
changes ...

Author: Wayne W. Dyer, Dr.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401920524

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 531

Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good. In this book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has written 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today’s modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne’s researching of 12 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries. Each chapter is designed for actually living the Tao or the Great Way today. Some of the chapter titles are “Living with Flexibility,” “Living Without Enemies,” and “Living by Letting Go.” Each of the 81 brief chapters focuses on living the Tao and concludes with a section called “Doing the Tao Now.” Wayne spent one entire year reading, researching, and meditating on Lao-tzu’s messages, practicing them each day and ultimately writing down these essays as he felt Lao-tzu wanted you to know them. This is a work to be read slowly, one essay a day. As Wayne says, “This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you’ll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I’ve ever experienced. I’m so proud to present this interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, and offer the same opportunity for change that it has brought me.”
Categories: Self-Help

Sex Letters to Mr Anthony and Breakfast with the Wife Swappers

Sex Letters to Mr  Anthony and Breakfast with the Wife Swappers

If you were any hunk of a man with an ounce of religion in you. you'd appreciate
that that statue represents a real living ... in the thought of it. she stands up and
continues dusting in the living room) Oh. there's nothing like it in this world.

Author: Anthony N. Bellon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469183961

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

View: 675

This book contains 150 letters on practically every conceivable sexual subject imaginable form marrying a deceased lover to wedding a giant statue in a public square. Mr. Anthony gives each missive a witty and sarcastic wisecrack response. Each mailer writes two letters. Some of them are years and situations apart. There are sex letters from people all over the United States even one from a lowly, asexual amoeba to the spirit of a horny George Washington. In reading this hysterical collection, Mr. Anthony asks that you be completely nonjudgmental and to feel reassured that happiness is knowing that everyone else is miserable too. This play is a comedy about the wife swappers the-morning-after-night-before. One couple is seasoned at switching but it is the virgin experience for the other pair. Laughter reigns supreme throughout the entire hilarious two acts!
Categories: Fiction

Merchant of Venice As you like it Much ado about nothing Love s labour s lost Midsummer night s dream

Merchant of Venice   As you like it   Much ado about nothing   Love s labour s lost   Midsummer night s dream

for fo you are , That war against your own affections , And the huge army of the
world ' s desires , Our late edict shali strongly stand in force : Navarre shall be the
wonder of the world ; Our court shall be a little Academe ; Still , and contemplative
 ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN68YB

Category:

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The Cold World

The Cold World

In this world, death does not exist. Decay is impossible and so is time. There are
no clocks... and because there is no end, there cannot be a beginning. No one is
born, nothing is truly created. It is very cold, but there is a star that warms this ...

Author: Phoebe P. Pike

Publisher: J.Roy Books

ISBN: 9781312102361

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 374

A woman struggles with love, loss, and the return of old enemies in this suspenseful novel. Help find her identity in a world where nothing seems real and everything feels cold.
Categories: Fiction

William Blake s Illustrations for Dante s Divine Comedy

William Blake s Illustrations for Dante s Divine Comedy

what God is, then, I say, he is the One; in reference to the Creature as an Eternal
Nothing. ... Unlike his predecessor, Boehme believes that such a procedure is
necessary even for God to know himself: [B]efore... this world there was nothing
but ...

Author: Eric Pyle

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476617022

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 594

William Blake's series of illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy was his last major project and a summation of his religious and artistic beliefs. Blake intended to engrave this series, but it was unfinished at his death. The series includes seven partially complete engravings and 102 works in various stages of completion--some of the most beautiful pictures of his career. These pictures are not simple illustrations, but constitute a thorough reinterpretation and--in Blake's view--correction of Dante's poem. This book compares the two men's theological and artistic views and analyzes in detail the meaning of Blake's illustrations, for the first time introducing their theological and aesthetic exuberance to a modern audience.
Categories: Art

Job Solomon s Song

Job Solomon s Song

For in much wisdom is much grief : and which it may be said , with wonder , See ,
this is new ; there never was the like ? ... that in this world there is nothing but the
same over and over this he did , not merely to gratify his own genius , but to ...

Author: Matthew Henry

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433057420162

Category: Bible

Page:

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Categories: Bible

Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook

Give My Poor Heart Ease  Enhanced Ebook

We got the most beautiful world, more beautiful now than it was when it first
began. The trees and the flowers, the ... If I didn't have nothing but a chair to sit
out in the yard, I wouldn't say, “Ain't this world in a fix.” Uh unh. I don't like that
kind of ...

Author: William Ferris

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899724

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 296

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook:
Categories: Music

Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory

Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory

A specialist steps through the skull like it's nothing, like it's more earth beneath
his feet. It's his first time out of country, and I can't say I blame him; you can see in
his eyes he's fighting back puppy-dog excitement- he smells the hunt even if he ...

Author: Nicolas Wilson

Publisher: Nicolas Wilson

ISBN: 9781311153319

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15 dark short stories by Nicolas Wilson in a variety of genres. Analog Memory is one of seven free short story collections containing Nicolas Wilson's early works.
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Reiki For Dummies

Reiki For Dummies

That's why I definitely won't allow to keep this for myself. Our Reiki Ryoho is a
creative idea, which no one has developed before and there is nothing like this in
this world. Therefore I am going to open this idea to anybody for the people's ...

Author: Nina L. Paul

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054741

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 529

Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their soul. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a simple but profound healing system that was originally developed in Japan. Reiki means "spiritual energy" or "universal life-force energy." The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies explains how you can harness this energy for yourself. Reiki For Dummies is a plain-English Reiki guidebook. Discover what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to: Find and get the most from a Reiki treatment Use Reiki to boost your physical and emotional health Locate a Reiki class and become a Reiki practitioner Reiki For Dummies is amply illustrated and full of useful information on: Reiki symbols (plus nontraditional symbols) Reiki hand positions (for giving Reiki to yourself or others) Reiki for pets and animals Reiki for children and adults Reiki and surgery or medicines Reiki at birth or end-of-life Reiki in the house, in the car, or at work When you're ready to go further, Reiki For Dummies covers: Western and Japanese Reiki techniques; crystals, long distance Reiki, and setting up a successful Reiki practice. Reiki For Dummies is for you whether you are just finding out about Reiki or you are a seasoned professional who is looking for a clearly written, up-to-date, inclusive, and comprehensive source of Reiki information. Nina Paul, PhD (New York, NY), is a Reiki Master who uses Reiki to help herself and others. She has a doctorate in immunology and epidemiology and she believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness . Nina is also the author of the compassionate guide: Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies (0-7645-7620-8).
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit