Mortimer Wheeler

Mortimer Wheeler

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art" ("The Christian Science Monitor") is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever, in this remarkable book.

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Abacus Software

ISBN: 0349116474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

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David Sedaris's remarkable ability to uncover the hilarious absurdity teeming just below the surface of everyday life is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this new book of stories. Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life - the etiquette of having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger or how to soundproof your windows with LP covers against neurotic songbirds - to the most deeply resonant human truths. Taking in the parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, an encounter with a dingo and the purchase of a human skeleton, and culminating in a brilliant account of his attempt to quit smoking - in Tokyo - David Sedaris's sixth story collection is a fresh masterpiece of comic writing.
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All Hands

All Hands

It seems to me that this bulletin was written without consideration of shipboard situations since it advises , in addition to the above , the withdrawal of all personnel to 1500 feet if the weapon is engulfed in flames . You must admit ...

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ISBN: UCAL:C2582592

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States  2 volumes

One poignant yet funny essay, titled ''I Like Guys,'' offers a bittersweet commentary on growing up gay in an oppressively homophobic environment. ... When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008) is Sedaris's most recent publication.

Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313348600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 762

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In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

Travel Leisure

Travel   Leisure

My boyfriend, Hugh Hamrick, and I live in a 200-year-old stone house in a tiny village called La Bagotiere [south of Caen]. ... 1' David Szdaris '1 latest collection qfnsqys, \Nhen You Are Engulfed in Flames (Little.

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924088342609

Category: Travel

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Berserker

Berserker

The whole time you were engulfed in flames and the man was burning to a crisp, I was screaming out to you to stop, but you just kept going until you looked at me. Your eyes had gone back to their pretty blue colour, and that's when you ...

Author: Korie Massey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499099775

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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As a child, Leon is found on the beach in the kingdom of West Axum after his fathers failed raiding attempt. Sold into slavery and trained as a gladiator, he has become the champion of the city of Navio. With dreams of freedom and living a peaceful life with his lover, he finds himself in the deadliest fight of his life. His forbidden love has not gone unnoticed and will trigger a series of events that will throw the kingdom into chaos. His people are descended from the god slayer and his invincible berserkers who massacred the gods three thousand years ago. Leon has to fight an internal struggle as his ancestors magic flows through his veins. What price will he and the ones he cares for have to pay for their freedom? Fear and pain may accompany death, but it is desire that shepherds its certainty.
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They Didn t Listen They Didn t Know How

They Didn t Listen  They Didn t Know How

I mean Herr's very warm, herr's on fire, there's flames coming from underneath her.” Julian shocked by his comments opened the door and leaned out of the driver's side to glimpse underneath the van, and sure enough there was flames ...

Author: Olwen Davies

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491875407

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 804

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They say don’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s human nature to instinctively do it. On this cover, I’ve placed a framed picture of my husband as he was in life, with the words “They didn’t listen, they didn’t know how,” indicating from where he is right now, he can see a bigger picture. I say “framed” because there is evidence indicating he was a diabetic, but in fact, he was suffering from something else. The back cover has a selection of photographs of him enjoying life against a background of honeycomb with the inscription “Life became too sweet for me.” I invite you to read on with an open mind!
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Aces Against Japan

Aces Against Japan

became totally engulfed with flames, and I was choking from the cordite fumes that filled the cockpit and seeped right through my oxygen mask. The plane went into a 45-degree dive. I slipped the canopy back in order to bail out if I had ...

Author: Eric Hammel

Publisher: Daniel Hammel

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Category: History

Page: 346

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ACES AGAINST JAPAN The American Aces Speak Eric Hammel In this superb, originally conceived offering, noted military historian, Eric Hammel brings us first-person accounts from thirty-nine of the American fighter aces who blasted their way across the skies of the Pacific and East Asia from December 7, 1941, until the final air battles over Japan itself in August 1945. Coupled with a clear view of America's far-flung air war against Japan, Hammel's detailed interviews bring out the most thrilling in-the-cockpit experiences of the air combat that the Pacific War’s best Army, Navy, and Marine pilots have chosen to tell. Meet Frank Holmes, who defied death in an outmoded P-36 while still clad in a seersucker suit he had worn to mass earlier that morning. Fly with Scott McCuskey as, single-handed at Midway, he takes out two waves of Japanese dive-bombers that are attacking his precious aircraft carrier. Sweat out the last precious drops of fuel in a defective Marine Wildcat fighter as Medal of Honor recipient Jeff DeBlanc bores ahead to his target to keep the faith with the bomber crews he has been assigned to protect. Experience the ecstasy of total victory as Ralph Hanks becomes the Navy's first Hellcat ace-in-a-day when he destroys five Japanese fighters over the Gilbert Islands in a single mission. A superb interviewer, Hammel has collected some of the very best air-combat tales from America's war with Japan. Combined with the four other volumes in The American Aces Speak series, this work will stand as an enduring testament to the brave men who fought the first and last air war in which high-performance, piston-engine fighters held sway. These are stories of bravery and survival, of men and machines pitted against one another in heart-stopping, unforgiving high-speed aerial combat. The American Aces Speak is a highly-charged emotional rendering of what men felt in the now-dim days of personal combat at the very edge of our living national history. There was never a war like it, and there never will be again. These are America's eagles, and the stories are their own, in their very own words. Eric Hammel is the author of nearly thirty other books, including Pacifica Press’s Carrier Clash, Carrier Strike, Aces Against Germany, Aces Against Japan II, Aces at War, and Aces in Combat. He lives with his family near San Francisco. Critical Acclaim for The American Aces Speak Series The Marine Corps Aviation Association Yellow Sheet says: “The recounting of each story is done in the pilot’s own words. This is a powerful technique that draws readers into the action and introduces them to the world of the fighter pilot” The American Fighter Aces Bulletin says: “Some of [the] episodes are well-known; others have never been written before. But each account delivers something intensely personal about the Pacific Air War.” The Library Journal says: “No PR hype or dry-as-dust prose here. Hammel allows his flyers to tell their stories in their own way . . . Exciting stuff aviation and World War II buffs will love.” Book Page says: “For those who have an interest in World War II, or those who simply like to read of drama in the skies, Eric Hammel’s [Aces Against Japan] is recommended reading. It is a must for any historian’s bookshelf.” WWII Aviation Booklist says: “Hammel provides a veritable feast of aviation combat narrative. As always in this series, the entries [in Aces at War] have been carefully selected to provide the most entertaining ride possible for his readers. Easily the best series available on air combat! Get them all!”
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Labyrinth of Souls

Labyrinth of Souls

Flames licked at Daran's boots, then rose up farther until he was engulfed. “Special effect,” Daran's voice called from the flame. See? Do you feel any heat? Why isn't the tent burning? Now watch and stay calm. I'm going to expand the ...

Author: J. Michael Blumer

Publisher: Quails’ Run Publishing

ISBN: 9781940925141

Category: Fiction

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The war with Califae has begun. The Bahrija Spirit Warriors capture Daran’s parents as they flee Califae and his men. Gilmer tries to tell Keelen who he really is. Before he can, Gilmer is shipwrecked, and Keelen is exposed as a spy and sent to face Califae. With the war growing, both Daran and Gilmer begin to feel the weight of expectations. The fate of Amerath and the outcome of war rests with them and their multiple personas.
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Tim Russert June 1 When You Are Engulfed in Flames ( unabr . ) David Sedaris . Read by the author . Hachette Audio . Eight CDs , 9 hours , $ 34.98 ISBN 978-1-60024-182-6 The New Earth : Awakening to Your Life's Purpose 2 ( unabr . ) .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822037548989

Category: American literature

Page: 788

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Categories: American literature

My Tenth Summer

My Tenth Summer

Along with the house, it is almost fully engulfed in flames. I try to look into the front door to see if Roland is lying in the entryway. But the black smoke is too thick. I walk across the lawn so I can see into the kitchen window, ...

Author: Jack David Wanstreet

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480908772

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Page: 206

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My Tenth Summer by Jack Wanstreet After his father's death, young Jack Streets takes on a paper route to earn a little extra money to help out his family. But when the neighbor of his last customer decides he wants a free paper and lets loose this leg-biting dog, young Jack decides to eliminate the dog by any means possible. And when he brings his father's pistol along, in hopes of only scaring the dog and its owner, things get terribly out of control, and little Jackie Streets ends up on the run from not only the local police, but also from the people trying to molest him, hurt him, use him, and kill him. From his home in Santa Ana, California, to the high desert of San Bernardino County, Jack is faced with all walks of life. From the homeless to the homicidal, car thieves, and drug runners, he learns the hard way who is a friend and who isn't, and he is pushed into making decisions he normally wouldn't make, like when to kill. About the Author Jack David Wanstreet is an extremely motivated adventurer. He likes places no one has ever heard of before. He is an avid reader of adventure stories and he loves action films. Jack is a father to two boys, who have left the nest, and he misses them every day. Jack lives not only for the moment, but also for the future. He lives life for the excitement it holds, and he writes his stories to share his adventures with others.
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