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Cars from My Old Country

Author : Synek Miroslav
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Cars from My Old Country

Author : Miroslav Synek
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Czechoslovakian cars represent an interesting part of European automotive heritage, but with the exception of Skodas they are little known in the UK. This book covers the history of car design and production in Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1989. Production cars and some interesting prototypes are described with their technical details, strong points and weaknesses. While some Czechoslovakian cars were ground-breaking, others were more conservative. However, they were mostly well built and reliable, admittedly with some sad exceptions. The more important models are compared with their British and continental European counterparts. The book contains a number of photographs, both originals and those showing restored cars. While more than 90% of the book focuses on the technical side, Cars From My Old Country also summarises the historic and political context in which these cars were designed and built.

The Bombs That Brought Us Together

Author : Brian Conaghan
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Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes for ever. Sometimes, to keep the people you love safe, you have to do bad things. As Little Town's rules crumble, Charlie is sucked into a dangerous game. There's a gun, and a bad man, and his closest friend, and his dearest enemy. Charlie Law wants to keep everyone happy, even if it kills him. And maybe it will ... Perfect for readers of Patrick Ness, John Boyne and Malorie Blackman.

From the Old Country

Author : Bruce M. Stave
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Combines contemporary interviews and interviews conducted by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s to give a three-generation perspective on the experiences of Irish, Italian, Jewish, and other immigrants to the United States.

Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives
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Muscle Cars

Author : Stephen G Eoannou
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The stories in Muscle Cars explore the unique and sometimes flawed relationships between men, their families, and their friends. Featuring a diverse cast of inarticulate misfits—including a compulsive body builder obsessed by the death of his brother, a former boxer forced to sell his prized 1946 New York Yankees–autographed baseball, and two boyhood friends who plan to steal Ted Williams' scientifically frozen head—this stand-out debut from Pushcart-nominated Eoannou is a powerful journey through the humor, darkness, and neuroses of the modern American everyman.

How to Deal with Difficult Customers

Author : Dave Anderson
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Praise for How to Deal with Difficult Customers "The application of the ten key strategies in this book will helpevery sales professional learn how to deal with the truly difficultand how to avoid creating unnecessary difficulties. It's writtenwith the same wit, humor, and inspiration that have made Anderson'sprior books so effective." --Margaret Callihan, President, Chairman, and CEO, SunTrust Bank,Florida "Anderson knocks another one out of the park with How to Deal withDifficult Customers! The problem is real; Anderson's solutions makesense and, as always, he makes you laugh in the process." --Mike Roscoe, Editor in Chief, Dealer Magazine "I could not put this book down. It's a salesperson's bible,offering clear and concise how-to advice. If you're in the sellingprofession and want to sell more, you should read this book . . .twice." --Warren Lada, Senior Vice President, Saga Communications "An individual executing the ideas within this book will changetheir own life and their organization. No one has the gift likeAnderson to articulate the importance character plays in maximizingpotential." --Mike Tomberlin, CEO, The Tomberlin Group "Throw out all your other sales manuals. Anderson's new book willchange the way you look at customers, the way your salespeople lookat themselves, and, quite frankly, the way you look at the salesprocess." --Dan Janal, President, PRleads.com "What are you waiting for? We all have difficult customers. Ifyou're tired of leaving money on the table because you can't handlethem, read this book. If your good customers are turning intodifficult customers, read this book. If you want to deliver resultsyear-in and year-out, read, re-read, and apply the lessons of thisbook." --Randy Pennington, author, Results Rule!

Parliamentary Debates

Author : New Zealand. Parliament
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Green Wood and Chloroform

Author : Anthony Betts
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Like many new general practitioners in the 1950s, Dr. Anthoy Betts faced few real opportunities under the new British National Health Care system. So, with little more than a suitcase, he and his wife and two babies set off for the U.S.A. Moving to rural Maine in the middle of January, they quickly learned practical lessons about snow tires, long johns, dry gas, and the distinction between "green" and "white" firewood. Dr. Betts also found that his new practice sometimes required procedures not endorsed in any modern medical text—for example, home births took place atop a thick layer of newspapers spread on the floor in front of the wood stove! He was expected to be on call at all times, though he learned that if he hung a "Gone Fishing" sign on his door nobody would question his absence. And he also quickly learned not to trust verbal directions to houses on back-country roads. Despite the differences of language and social custom, the young urban Englishman was welcomed by most of his patients and fellow doctors—even sharing an office with Dr. Jack Hornberger, the real Hawkeye and author of M*A*S*H, newly returned from Korea to build his own practice. Dr. Betts's sense of humor helped him adapt to the strange culture he encountered in Maine. And it is that same wry amusement that makes this memoir so immensely enjoyable.

The Tiger Cruise

Author : Roger Quam
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Do events happen by chance or are they orchestrated by God to achieve His purpose? A Tiger Cruise is scheduled by the U.S. Navy, and then tragic events occur to cause a postponement. Two years later, it finally happens. Two women are rescued off a fishing vessel by sailors of a Trident nuclear submarine. One is an attractive nineteen-year-old pianist with a concert scheduled in ten days at the Hollywood Bowl. Due to a threat from a North Korean fast-attack submarine in the vicinity, both women are required to remain submerged with the officers, chiefs, sailors, and navy dads until the crisis is resolved. Romance is in play as the younger woman, Julie, meets a handsome young sailor, David. He is immediately attracted to Julie's beauty, but she wants nothing to do with the young sailor-especially his Christianity. As much as David is attracted to Julie and her music, he sees her internal war and wonders if their professional and spiritual differences would even allow romance to bloom. Roger Quam lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He enjoys gardening, writing, classical music, and church work. In 1963 he met Martha on a Greyhound bus and they have been happily married for forty-five years. They have four children, two grandchildren and attend Prairie Hills Covenant Church in Sioux Falls. He attended the U of Minn. and has had four careers: managing in various industries, owning a business, and working at a Christian rescue mission. He retired in 2006 from Citibank. In 2003 he was one of twenty navy dads invited to spend four days with their sons on the USS Michigan Trident Submarine on a Tiger Cruise. Roger has authored two other Christian novels: The Hobo and The Road to Gambela, both published by Xulon.

Stranded in Skin and Bones

Author : Robert Stofel
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Stranded in Skin and Bones follows a boy's life from the day he routinely returns home from middle school to discover that his mother has fled her marriage, abandoned her children, and taken most of the furniture and belongings from their home. And out of this moment Stofel is left to face the world on his own, with less than no help from the adults in his life, and with all the help of his melancholy group of friends--Coconut, an orphan at the Baptist Children's home; and Jill, a Christian, who has a difficult time remaining faithful to her convictions. Through it all Stofel brings X-ray vision to this strip-search of the human soul and psyche, sparing no one--including himself. The result is a memoir packed with enough explosive scenes and quirky, dysfunctional souls--searching for purpose and meaning--that you will find yourself cheering for their utter survival. Always redemptive, sometimes hilarious and poignant, even disturbing, but fundamentally wise on the subjects of darkness and light, substance abuse and recovery, Stofel takes the human struggle to the streets of faith. It's an utterly fresh take on the painful process of redemption and our need for better education.

The Wandering Palestinian

Author : Anan Ameri
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Anan Ameri played a pivotal role in the creation of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The Wandering Palestinian chronicles her life from 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon to Detroit, Michigan as she learns how to adjust to culture shock, finds her independence, and becomes a driving force in Detroit’s large and politically active Arab American community—an involvement that helped her break away from her isolation, resume her activism, and paved the way for her to become a recognized and respected leader in her community.

A Gift of Life Thy Will Be Done

Author : Leon Ernst Jr.
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This book is a story about the good and bad times that took place during my life. A will to never give up on life even when life looked hopeless to everyone except me. Remembering the terrible pain in the hospital when my only thought was to breathe-in and breathe-out, and the many good things that took place during my lifetime. The nurse told me words I’ll never forget. “Where there is life, there is hope.” I tried to live by these words.

Emergency Exit

Author : Clarence Major
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People in a town in Connecticut that have just passed a law requiring all men to carry all women across all thresholds at all times This, Clarence Major's fourth novel, is about people in a town in Connecticut that has just passed a law requiring all men to carry all women across all thresholds at all times. Even before publication the book gained critical attention.

The Journey is the Goal

Author : Jack Walker
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This is the real-life story of a boy-child's journey to man-child whose start in life began in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during the Great Depression. The journey takes him to Colorado, where for the first ten years of his life, he was raised by his maternal grandparents, with stop-offs from time to time with foster parent friends of his mother. He was placed in a home for needy children during the war years, 1942-1945. He left the home in 1946 at age 15 and journeyed the difficult teen years as a high school dropout taking jobs ranging from the work camps of the forest service to the oil fields of Wyoming and the fishing boats of California. His feelings, thoughts, and actions along the way are those of a boy-some dumb, some silly, and some maybe even profound. He knew cruel and frozen homelessness and hunger firsthand, as well as the kindness of strangers. The reader will meet the mentors who helped shape the boy's life: the loving and caring grandmother, the hard-as-nails grandfather, the nineteen-year-old seductress, the pool shark instructor, the crap shooters, the ex-GIs, some tough guys, some delicate guys, some good girls, some bad girls, and some people dumb as a rock and some smart as a whip. They all contributed to who the boy became.

The Street Railway Journal

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Revelations of Your Self Help Book Secrets

Author : Lancaster Adams
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Is your mind actually able to send and receive messages from other people’s brains? Explore these secrets now revealed by the author’s quest. Enjoy the facts and results of the latest neuroscience as they now unfold. Revelations of Your Self-Help Book Secrets begins with explaining the brain’s function, the role of quantum physics, and our current incomplete knowledge of the neuroscience of dreaming. This fascinating journey through science and self-help literature explores what we call “psychic phenomena.” Author Lancaster Adams is a medical doctor, surgeon, scientist, and medical missionary. In the book, he describes his quest to comprehend the underlying science of a disturbing dream, one with a premonition he had just before his father’s illness killed him. Across a span of 6,000 miles, the dream communicated hard facts about his father’s previously unknown mortal illness. The incident prompted real communication that confirmed his father’s impending death, prompting him to ask how this type of premonition is possible. Using light-hearted humor and anecdotes, Revelations illuminates how our brains actually work. Perhaps through our shared humanity, we can identify aspects of our lives that will prove we are not alone in an existential nothingness. And, perhaps we can also learn the answers our brains hold that the best computers in the world can’t answer.

Kingdom of Ashes

Author : Adam Riemenschneider
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Cemetery Gang

Author : Barbara J. Rohlehr
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The events of this story occur in a cemetery on Stanley Street, Niagara Falls, Canada. The main characters are five disgruntled, misfit spirits who refuse to accept the fact that they are dead. They are not fond of each other, but owing to circumstances, they are forced to spend most of their time in each others company during their waking hours. They spend most of their time at the Fat Ladys Tomb, plotting and scheming how to escape their untimely entombment in the cemetery that endeavors to hold them hostage against their wishes due to their misfortune at having arrived their in the first place. Do they escape? Read on and find out.