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Strangely Wonderful

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Author: James Barrett Rodehaver
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0989789322
Size: 40.64 MB
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Languages : en
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This first collection of 112 passionate, raw, thought-provoking poems is just a small selection from the library that the brilliant, brutally honest and prolific poet James Barrett Rodehaver has written in his lifetime. His words illustrate absolute fearlessness in self-discovery, his journey to find faith, and his relentless championing of hope for a better country and world. His poems span a wide chronology of growth and self-evolution, of despair and victory, of his hatred for injustice and his love of artists and poets. As a member of the LGBT community, he makes sure his readers know where he stands on equality and love. As a disabled man with a rare progressive bone disease, he uniquely understands the pain we all go through on our journey, and that poetry is how all of us can turn pain into triumph. He chronicles his sufferings, his hopeful outlook, and his questions to God about why he is the way he is, with poetry that renders the soul bare. He is a survivor of not only a disability and near-death, but of family crisis and the foster care system. Yet despite all of this, his world view, though bitter at times, still remains that of a dreamer. He presents to us many faces, and yet, all of them are one: the revolutionary, the fighter, the witty and hilarious dirty-minded poet, and the sensual lover. His poetry shows us his true soul, and this impressive collection of his lets us in on a man of kindness, integrity and conscience. It is as much yours as it is his, and he has put his full heart and soul into every page. Read it, share it, cherish it, and know that you, as well, are strangely wonderful!

Strangely Wonderful

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Author: Karen Mercury
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN:
Size: 57.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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It’s 1828, and life is good for the pirates of Madagascar… Their Captain is the Hungarian Count Tomaj Balashazy, a refugee from the U.S. Navy. Count Balashazy rules the coast from his tropical mansion Barataria, a fortress built against enemies he’s made cruising the Indian Ocean. Bitterly cruel, Tomaj feels guilt at the loss of his family in New Orleans, and he wallows in clouds of opium. When the American naturalist Dagny Ravenhurst falls into Tomaj’s lagoon, it’s the beginning of the end of arcadian bliss on the island. French industrialist Paul Boneaux commands his empire of factories in the central highlands. As the special pet of the psychotic Malagasy Queen Ranavalona, Boneaux enjoys a monopoly over all manufacturing, commerce, and his mistress. Beholden to Boneaux, Dagny and her two brothers need his patronage to survive. Zeke, fiercely protective of Dagny, yearns to start a legitimate trading post. The gentle and guileless geologist Salvatore believes he can make their fortune mining, and falls for the exotic charms of the Pirate Count. Quartermaster Youx struggles to earn the same love Balashazy had for his first quartermaster, killed in battle with Chinese pirates. And sinister ship’s cook Slushy reveals why he was run out of his job as a bootblack boy in New York. Dagny’s joyless scientific heart melts for the poetic nature of the Count, who has promised to deliver her the rare aye-aye monkey. The King dies—or is he murdered?—and the Queen gives free rein to her merciless anti-European impulses. The island runs with blood, and only one world can emerge triumphant. In Madagascar’s utopian paradise, all is… Strangely Wonderful

Strangely Wonderful

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Author: Karen
Publisher: Medallion Press
ISBN: 9781934755365
Size: 54.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 375
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Along with his pirate crew, captain Tomaj Balashazy rules the Madagascar coast from his tropical plantation?a fortress built to defend against the enemies he?s made cruising the Indian Ocean. But when the American naturalist Dagny Ravenhurst falls into Balashazy?s lagoon during an expedition seeking a dreaded and mystical species of lemur, it spells the end of the temporary peace on the island. Ravenhurst is beholden to the French industrialist Paul Boneaux?who enjoys a monopoly over the island's manufacturing and commerce?and needs his patronage to survive. When the two adversaries, Balashazy and Boneaux, are pitted against each other, the island boils with blood, and only one will emerge triumphant.

The Strangely Wonderful

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Author: Karen Mercury
Publisher: Medallion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781933836027
Size: 11.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 452
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Along with his pirate crew, captain Tomaj Balashazy rules the Madagascar coast from his tropical plantation—a fortress built to defend against the enemies he’s made cruising the Indian Ocean. But when the American naturalist Dagny Ravenhurst falls into Balashazy’s lagoon during an expedition seeking a dreaded and mystical species of lemur, it spells the end of the temporary peace on the island. Ravenhurst is beholden to the French industrialist Paul Boneaux—who enjoys a monopoly over the island's manufacturing and commerce—and needs his patronage to survive. When the two adversaries, Balashazy and Boneaux, are pitted against each other, the island boils with blood, and only one will emerge triumphant.

Artcurious

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Author: Jennifer Dasal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525506403
Size: 29.72 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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A wildly entertaining and surprisingly educational dive into art history as you've never seen it before, from the host of the beloved ArtCurious podcast We're all familiar with the works of Claude Monet, thanks in no small part to the ubiquitous reproductions of his water lilies on umbrellas, handbags, scarves, and dorm-room posters. But did you also know that Monet and his cohort were trailblazing rebels whose works were originally deemed unbelievably ugly and vulgar? And while you probably know the tale of Vincent van Gogh's suicide, you may not be aware that there's pretty compelling evidence that the artist didn't die by his own hand but was accidentally killed--or even murdered. Or how about the fact that one of Andy Warhol's most enduring legacies involves Caroline Kennedy's moldy birthday cake and a collection of toenail clippings? ArtCurious is a colorful look at the world of art history, revealing some of the strangest, funniest, and most fascinating stories behind the world's great artists and masterpieces. Through these and other incredible, weird, and wonderful tales, ArtCurious presents an engaging look at why art history is, and continues to be, a riveting and relevant world to explore.

Weird Homes

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Author: David J. Neff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510723633
Size: 63.87 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Have you ever walked through your neighborhood, taken a look at a weird house, and thought “Who lives there?” or, “What in the world does it look like inside?” We’ve all been curious, which is why the founders of the Weird Homes Tourâ„¢ began their strange and wonderful journey. Three years later, they’ve opened the doors and unlatched the windows of dozens of Texas’s strangest homes for thousands of onlookers. Why? To show that design really has no boundaries. And that we would rather neighbors be strange than be strangers. Like many other communities around the world, Austin can be fun, irreverent, outside the box, innovative, dynamic, proud, strange, and so much more. You just need to know where to look. This gorgeous book features the one-of-a-kind Austin homes that started it all for the Weird Homes Tour. Page by page, we proudly present these homes and the weird people who live in them, many of whom designed and built their awe-inspiring dwellings by hand. From grand, historic haunts to treehouses and dumpster dwellings, you’re guaranteed to find something that will inspire design changes in your own home.

The Art Of Civilization

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Author: Didier Maleuvre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349948691
Size: 22.63 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 316
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Didier Maleuvre argues that works of art in Western societies from Ancient Greece to the interconnected worlds of the Digital Age have served to rationalize and normalize an engagement with bourgeois civilization and the city. Maleuvre details that the history of art itself is the history civilization, giving rise to the particular aesthetics and critical attitudes of respective moments and movements in changing civilizations in a dialogical mode. Building a visual cultural account of shifting forms of culture, power, and subjectivity, Maleuvre illustrates how art gave a pattern and a language to the model of social authority rather than simply functioning as a reflective one. Through a broad cultural study of the relationship between humanity, art, and the culture of civilization, Maleuvre introduces a new set of paradigms that critique and affirm the relationship between humanity and art, arguing for it as an engine of social reproduction that transforms how culture is inhabited.

Strange Gifts

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Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434455114
Size: 28.35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Included: "The Golden Man," by Philip K. Dick; "Danger -- Human!" by Gordon R. Dickson; "All the People," by R.A. Lafferty; "Oddy and Id," by Alfred Bester; "The Man with English," by Horace L. Gold; "To Be Continued," by Robert Silverberg; "Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall," by Frank Belknap Long; and "Bettyann," by Kris Neville.

The Inside Of The Cup

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Author: Gerald C. “Jeb” Monge
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477295593
Size: 80.67 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 228
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The Inside of the Cup is a daily devotional. Its purpose is to help the reader gain a greater understanding of the Gospel according to Mark and to nurture his/her faith. There was great confusion about what it meant that Jesus is the Messiah. The long-standing conception of the Messiah was that he would bring in a new age of King David. The people longed for a political emancipator and glorious ruler. Instead Jesus was a commoner. He was vulnerable. That is the great meaning of the Incarnation which even the Twelve disciples did not realize until after Jesus’ resurrection. What does it mean that Jesus is the Christ? What does it mean in your life that he is your Messiah? Jeb deals with questions like these, and the discussions lead to broadening and strengthening your faith.

A Plain Commentary On The Book Of Psalms The Prayer Book Version Chiefly Founded On The Fathers By W Fraser

A plain commentary on the Book of psalms  the Prayer book version   chiefly founded on the fathers  by W  Fraser   PDF

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Author: William Fraser
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Size: 75.67 MB
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Category : Bible
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