Ghost stories from the Texas Hill Country
The end of the world would have been easy. Surviving Ankara Fever is practically impossible. As the global pandemic burns across the country, combat veteran Willie Wilder and his family set out to join their cohorts at DARE Ranch, the refuge they secured for just such an emergency. Rather than a happy homecoming, they quickly learn not everything goes to plan. Some friends won't make it. For those who do, getting there may be just the beginning of their trials. Mistaking seclusion for safety, the group comes to realize that rifles and fences won't keep a virus at bay. As an outbreak erupts on the ranch, life or death decisions may spell the end of the ranch, its members, and their dreams for the future.
The sequel to Ankara Fever: Journeys takes you to the refuge and people Roger Westover battles his way across the country to join.
Call it the forgotten rivalry. The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers may not share geographical boundaries, and today they don't even play in the same division, but for a period of time in the 1970s Dodgers vs. Reds was the best rivalry in Major League Baseball. They boasted the biggest names of the game--Johnny Bench, Steve Garvey, Pete Rose, Don Sutton, and Ron Cey, to name a few--and appeared in the World Series seven out of nine years. In Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue: Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Rivalry, Tom Van Riper provides a fresh look at these two powerhouse teams and the circumstances that made them so pivotal. Van Riper delves into the players, managers, executives, and broadcasters from the rivalry whose impact on baseball continued beyond the 1970s--including the first recipient of Tommy John surgery (Tommy John himself), the all-time hit king turned gambling pariah (Pete Rose), and two young announcers who would soon go on to national prominence (Al Michaels and Vin Scully).
In addition, Van Riper recounts in detail the 1973 season when both teams were at or near their peak form, particularly the extra-inning nail-biter between the Reds and Dodgers that took place on September 21 and effectively decided the divisional race. Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue includes never-before-published interviews with former players from the rivalry, providing a personal and in-depth look at this decade in baseball full of upheaval and change. Baseball's realignment in 1994 may have rendered this great rivalry nearly forgotten, but its story is one that will be enjoyed by baseball fans and historians of all generations.
Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, American Gothic Fiction includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field.
A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject.
Authors studied in American Gothic Fiction include Charles Brockden Brown, William Montgomery Bird, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, George Lippard, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Gilmore Simms, John Neal, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ambrose Bierce, Emma Dawson, W.
D. Howells, Henry James, William Faulkner, Anne Rice and William Gibson
When fate brings together a human and a vampire, the news is gladly welcomed but not by everyone. Ashley (the human) has an ex-boyfriend unwilling to let go, and the council of vampires will not allow a mix of the bloodline, while Dominic (the vampire) is ready to defend her at all cost. With hot sex and a jealous ex-boyfriend, Ashley is unprepared for the surprise of a lifetime. Her ex, however, has secrets of his own that open old wounds. Can Dominic save Ashley and right an unjustified murder? Or will Ashley succumb to her ex’s demands to protect Dominic?
Recorded on New Year's Day, 1950 at the Self Realization Fellowship temple in Hollywood, California, this is the ninth and latest in our special Collector's Series of rare recorded talks. The outstanding quality of the recordings in this series brings Yogananda intimately close to the listener. His wise and oft-times witty counsel make these recordings a must for admirers of Yogananda's works. In this talk, Yogananda imparts a powerful conviction that each one of us can permanently conquer material, psychological, and spiritual suffering by applying the precepts and techniques of Yoga. Originally released in audiocassette format.
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