Author: George E. Brooks
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Deep in the Pacific Ocean, in the black of night, two passenger ships crashed into each on their way home. The two ships sank in minutes, and only one person lived. He was a twelve-year-old boy. The boy’s name was West Brooks. When the ships crashed, West was sleep in his bed. No one lived on either ships but West.
Author: King George The Thirty Third,George E. Brooks
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Nine intriguing stories of adventure, mysterious powers and human connection with the natural world. The Island of Wolves tells of a boy shipwrecked on an island with only wolves for company. Could a special friendship with the animals help him survive? In The Miracle at OLM the new girl at school might not be as she first seems. George in George and the Skunks has always believed in kindness towards animals. When he and his mother take ownership of a pet shop, they make a powerful enemy. Their main advantage is a deep friendship with a family of skunks, but will that be enough? In Walk on Water and Invisible Soccer Ball Johnny and Carrie each find themselves with special powers that they must learn to control. The Volcano Boy and The Rose Queen each introduce us to special children with deep connections to nature. The Wildest Kid Ever is the action-filled story of George Ernest Brooks' run ins with a criminal gang.
Old-timer Stories from the Southern Mountains
Author: Roy Edwin Thomas
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Stories describe mountain life
Stories By Sheila Kay Adams
Author: Sheila Kay Adams
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Literary Collections
Sheila Adams has been performing Appalachian ballads and telling stories for over twenty years. A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt 'Granny,' well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton. This collection of Adams's stories provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community and charts the development of an artist's unique voice. The tales range from stories of heroic, sometimes fierce, mountain settlers to the comic adventures of local drifters and tricksters, from magical childhood encounters to adult rites of passage. We meet Bertha and the snake handlers, local preacher Manassey Fender (who 'looked like a pencil with a burr haircut, in a suit'), and Adams's beloved grandfather Breaddaddy, who taught her about life and death with an enchanting graveyard dance. But perhaps the most powerful character depicted here is 'Granny,' whom Adams calls 'the most exciting person I have ever known and the best teacher I would ever have.' By weaving these remembrances into her stories, Adams both preserves and extends a rich artistic heritage.
Enlightening, Encouraging & Empowering
Author: Jim Ackley
Publisher: WestBow Press
Jim Ackley had been unemployed for nearly two years. During that time, the Lord was tugging at Jim's heart to do something that would help people come to know him. As he tried to grasp exactly what he was supposed to do, there were different incidents that guided his decision. Influenced by a newborn baby, a friend's daughter who needed help, and a niece who re-entered his life after being out of sight for twenty-five years, Jim finally realized that the Lord wanted him to write Footprints into Your Faith. This book that will not only engage you with its stories, it will help people of all ages and all denominations of faith examine their own paths in their walks of faith. There very likely is a subject in this book that you will identify with or sympathize with. Each chapter has Scriptures that are the basis for the subject.
The Beatles: All These Years
Author: Mark Lewisohn
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962—when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They’ve one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon. This is the lesser-known Beatles story—the pre-Fab years of Liverpool and Hamburg—and in many respects the most absorbing and incredible period of them all. Here is the complete and true account of their family lives, childhoods, teenage years and their infatuation with American music, here is the riveting narrative of their unforgettable days and nights in the Cavern Club, their laughs, larks and adventures when they could move about freely, before fame closed in. For those who’ve never read a Beatles book before, this is the place to discover the young men behind the icons. For those who think they know John, Paul, George, and Ringo, it’s time to press the Reset button and tune into the real story, the lasting word. From the Hardcover edition.
366 More Songs for Better Living
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.,Jim Beloff,Liz Beloff
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Fake Book). This super collection features 366 more well-known songs arranged for ukulele from the 1950s through today, by artists such as Carole King, Elton John, the Bee Gees, Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson and others, plus favorites from movies, Broadway, Motown and more! Just like the first Daily Ukulele book, all arrangements feature melody, lyrics and ukulele chord grids in uke-friendly keys. A special "Ukulele 101" section, a chord chart, and vintage ukulele-themed photos round out the fun. Tunes include: Ain't No Sunshine * Anticipation * Bubbly * Calendar Girl * Come Monday * Falling Slowly * Hallelujah * I Got You Babe * Lean on Me * Moondance * Route 66 * Sweet Caroline * We Are the World * Y.M.C.A. and scores more! The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition offers ukulele fun all year long even on February 29th!
Author: Marcus Kimbrough
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
"Peeking Into the Soul" by Marcus Kimbrough
The Quarry Men Through Rubber Soul
Author: Walter Everett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This comprehensive study covers every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--from its beginnings in 1956 through 1965. Its combination of documentary study and interpretation presents the music of the Beatles in a new light.
African American Spiritual Activism in Wiregrass Country
Author: Jerrilyn McGregory
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Social Science
Jerrilyn McGregory explores sacred music and spiritual activism in a little-known region of the South, the Wiregrass Country of Georgia, Alabama, and North Florida. She examines African American sacred music outside of Sunday church-related activities, showing that singing conventions and anniversary programs fortify spiritual as well as social needs. In this region African Americans maintain a social world of their own creation. Their cultural performances embrace some of the most pervasive forms of African American sacred music—spirituals, common meter, Sacred Harp, shape-note, traditional, and contemporary gospel. Moreover, the contexts in which they sing include present-day observations such as the Twentieth of May (Emancipation Day), Burial League Turnouts, and Fifth Sunday. Rather than tracing the evolution of African American sacred music, this ethnographic study focuses on contemporary cultural performances, almost all by women, which embrace all forms. These women promote a female-centered theology to ensure the survival of their communities and personal networks. They function in leadership roles that withstand the test of time. Their spiritual activism presents itself as a way of life. In Wiregrass Country, “You don’t have to sing like an angel” is a frequently expressed sentiment. To these women, “good” music is God’s music regardless of the manner delivered. Therefore, Downhome Gospel presents gospel music as being more than a transcendent sound. It is local spiritual activism that is writ large. Gospel means joy, hope, expectation, and the good news that makes the soul glad.
Author: Don Hoeferkamp
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Leading magazines and newspapers; seminary journals; Congress members and Presidents; prominent historians, authors, journalists, newscasters, and talk-show hosts all have made language blunders that found their way into A Lighthearted Book of Common Errors. These arent just typos or temporary lapses. They occur repeatedly and without apology! And now the most egregious slip-ups are gathered into a single place. Heres a great opportunity to seize the moment and upgrade your knowledge of English. Then youll be better able to recognize common errors and correct them in your own speech and writing. Its a mini-education in a most delightful format: humorous settings that couch mistakes in unforgettable ways and challenge your wit, a la Dr. Seuss. Who wouldnt want to invest a few dollars and a few hours in such a pleasurable way as relaxing with this entertaining and instructive volume? Discover why the reason why and the reason is because are redundancies. Learn how dangling participles can get you hung up in illogical sentences. And dare to confront other words and phrases that are misspelled, mispronounced, and misused. Its a snarky lark with a stark bark that will mark you as a word shark and help you avoid the dark!
Author: Maudie Louise Green
Publisher: Author House
This book is of life experiences written in the form of poetry. It is from the heart, the feelings of what I am feeling at the time. It is a God-given talent that only He could give. I have been writing poetry since I was 10 years old and I am now 64 years old. I was the fifth of six kids. I was born September 23, 1945 in a small town in Colorado two months after World War II ended, in Las Animas, Colorado, a town 83 miles southeast of Pueblo, Colorado, where everyone knew one another and probably all related. My poetry became a part of me and I feel it's worth reading.