On the Night Bus

Author: Nick Turpin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910566169


Page: 104

View: 9241


Painterly portraits of commuters on buses shot through steamed windows during the winter months. "

Tales from the Wild Blue Yonder * Living Dangerously*

Author: John Q. Olson

Publisher: Dust Devil Press

ISBN: 0982070306

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 4663


Welcome to the adventures and misadventures from a quarter century of hang gliding and travel. Huck yourself off cliffs, soar into the Wild Blue, and land where no human has landed before, all from the comfort and safety of your easy chair. Visit exotic lands and foreign skies, experience the thrill of foot-launched human flight and never even risk your neck. Come along with a wild cast of characters, who fly like their lives depend upon it. Realize mankind's most ancient dream, FLY WITH THE BIRDS!

Sunset Tales from the New Iraq

Author: Al Kentawy

Publisher: Akom Publishing House

ISBN: 0979913438

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 1918


Four people brought together by destiny and changed forever by Iraq recount their war experiences.

Roars from the Back of the Bus

Rugby Tales of Life with the Lions

Author: Stewart McKinney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780571488

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4221


Roars from the Back of the Bus is an absorbing, amusing and at times moving collection of tales that give a rare insight into the camaraderie that exists between players at the top of their game, showing that relationships forged through experiences on a Lions tour last a lifetime. From the first Tour in 1888, it showcases characters with immense personality who fought together in wars or on rugby pitches in foreign lands, and who shared a bond developed through touring as representatives of the home nations. Despite the changes to the game after the advent of professionalism, the experiences of Jamie Heaslip, Brian O’Driscoll and Joe Worsley are still similar in some ways to those of earlier intrepid tourists like Blair Mayne, Lewis Jones, Sir Carl Aarvold or David Rollo. Containing defining memories and private insights from across the tours and the decades, Roars from the Back of the Bus shows that the Lions ethos remains strong at the heart of every team.

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 5660


A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Tales from the Briccs

Author: Maurice Kelly

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456844792

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 3333


Tales from the Briccs is a collection of short urban stories that gives one a raw and water resistant glimpse into real life scenarios that happen in ghettos all across America. Each story contains one of the perils that plague the lives of individuals living in the ghetto: money, sex, violence, gangs and prison; yet they all have positive messages that are written to entertain and enlighten a mature audience thats in search of truth through the art of fiction. Its thrilling, humorous, heart stopping and destined to make you think twice.

Tales from the Jayhawks Hardwood

A Collection of the Greatest Kansas Basketball Stories Ever Told

Author: Mark Stallard,Bud Stallworth

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1582618909

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 7536


One of the most storied and radition-rich basketball programs in America, the Kansas Jayhawks have produced many basketball legends--coaches and players alike. From their humble beginnings of playing in the basement of Snow Hall to the raucous atmosphere of Allen Fieldhouse, the Jayhawks have been a national powerhouse on the hardwood almost from the start. Kansas has been home to many great coaches, from the "Father of Basketball Coaching" Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, who successfully motivated his players with unorthodox methods, to current coach Bill Self, who took over for Roy Williams and will undoubtedly make his mark in Lawrence. Die-hard fans have cheered some of the game's greatest players through the decades--Wilt Chamberlain, Jo Jo White, Clyde Lovelette, and Danny Manning--and are anxious to see what becomes of recent stars like Drew Gooden and Wayne Simien. Tales from the Jayhawks Hardwood, Second Edition is an updated and revised collection of first-hand memories from the players and coaches who made history at the University of Kansas. Re-live those famous games, crowning moments, rivalries, bloopers and more.

Tombstone Tales

Stories from the Town Too Tough to Die... and Beyond

Author: Gary Ledoux

Publisher: Goose Flats Graphics


Category: Tombstone (Ariz.)

Page: 324

View: 4421



Twenty Tales from the War Zone

The Best of John Simpson

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330531174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 124

View: 9624


Drawing on John Simpson's acclaimed volumes of autobiography and hitherto unpublished material, Twenty Tales from the War Zone brings together some of the highlights of his remarkable journalistic career. Whether dodging guerrillas at a cocaine market in Colombia, narrowly escaping a murderous Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, interviewing a flatulent Colonel Gadaffi, crossing the border into Afghanistan dressed in a fetching bright blue burka or being kidnapped at gunpoint - or was it a finger in a pocket - in the backstreets of Belfast at the height of the troubles, Simpson paints a vivid picture of what being a journalist on the front line is all about, from low comedy to high drama. It's a rollercoaster ride that is sure to thrill anyone who dares to join it.