Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824098
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

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Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824081
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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An up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, told by those who were there, with 50 rare photos

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824098
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Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

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Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

More Fun in the New World

More Fun in the New World
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306922114
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

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This sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun continues the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene—and includes fifty rare photos. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national—and often international—stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: Paul Schimmel
Pages: 312
ISBN: 3791351397
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Release: 2011
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

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Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012.

Black Sun

Black Sun
Author: Rebecca Roanhorse
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781534437692
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the “engrossing and vibrant” (Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby) first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. A god will return When the earth and sky converge Under the black sun In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial even proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain. Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created a “brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity” (Ken Liu, award-winning author of The Grace of Kings). This epic adventure explores the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in this “absolutely tremendous” (S.A. Chakraborty, nationally bestselling author of The City of Brass) and most original series debut of the decade.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Half of a Yellow Sun
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307373540
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Release: 2010-10-29
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

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With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before.

The Black Cloud

The Black Cloud
Author: Fred Hoyle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141967493
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Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

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A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians. In the pacy, engaging style of John Wyndham and John Christopher, with plenty of hard science thrown in to add to the chillingly credible premise (he manages to foretell Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition and Text-to-Speech converters), Hoyle carries you breathlessly through to its thrilling end.

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun
Author: J. G. Ballard
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476737539
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Release: 2013-03-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.

Eternity

Eternity
Author: Maggie Shayne
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781945038792
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Release: 2020-03-17
Editor: Thunderfoot Publishing Inc.
Language: en

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“A rich, sensual, bewitching adventure of good vs. evil with love as the prize.” ~Publisher’s Weekly on ETERNITY 300 years ago, Raven St. James was hanged for witchcraft. But she revives among the dead to find herself alive. She is an Immortal High Witch, one of the light. A note from her mother warns that there are others, those of the Dark, who preserve their own lives by taking the hearts of those like her. Duncan Wallace’s forbidden love for the secretive lass costs him his life. 300 years later, he loves her again, tormented by hazy memories of a past that can’t be real. She tells him of another lifetime, claims to be immortal. Though he knows she’s deluded, he can’t stay away. And the Dark Witch after her heart is far closer than either of them know. If you liked the TV Series HIGHLANDER, you will LOVE this series. Don’t miss Book 2, INFINITY. “A hauntingly beautiful story of a love that endures through time itself.” ~New York Times Bestselling Author, Kay Hooper “This captivating story of a love that reaches across the centuries, becomes as immortal as the lover’s themselves, resonates with timeless passion, powerful magic, and haunting heartbreak.” ~BN.com’s official review

The Little Black Book of Design

The Little Black Book of Design
Author: Adam Judge
Pages: 228
ISBN: 146797515X
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Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Across the realms of multimedia production, information design, web development, and usability, certain truisms are apparent. Like an Art of War for design, this slim volume contains guidance, inspiration, and reassurance for all those who labor with the user in mind. If you work on the web, in print, or in film or video, this book can help. If you know someone working on the creative arena, this makes a great gift. Funny, too.

The Adventures of Bones The Big Black Dog

The Adventures of Bones The Big Black Dog
Author: Jay Henry,Motoko Chiba
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1518668003
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Release: 2015-10-17
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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The Adventures of Bones. Read about a 150 pound half mastiff and half newfoundland therapy dog as he goes camping

My Big Book of Writing

My Big Book of Writing
Author: Vernada Thomas
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0991244389
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Release: 2014-10-19
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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This workbook contains a variety of exercises and activities designed to help young learners advance the fine motor skills that are essential to the handwriting process, beginning by tracing lines and curves, and then gently introducing some letter-writing practice. Several mazes are also included in the book as a fun way to promote visual motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and problem-solving skills. Young students are introduced to the letters of the alphabet in exercises that have them trace Lowercase Alphabet and then practice writing them on their own. Numbers are also presented in an engaging way, with a lesson in phonetics as well as exercises for tracing and writing numerals. A section of connect-the-dot games provides more motor skills development along with helping children learn the order of alphabet, while fill-in-the-blank games reinforce alphabet learning in a different way and provide more practice in writing the missing letters. My BIG Book of Writing! is a versatile tool that can help children who are struggling with writing skills to work at a comfortable level, as well as assisting those for whom writing comes more easily to experience the multitrack learning their developing minds are hungry to absorb. Whatever level a child is at, the activities and exercises in this workbook will stimulate the learning process and prepare him or her for reading and other learning challenges ahead.

Their Precious Own

Their Precious Own
Author: Lia Black
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1544179928
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Release: 2017-08-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Another body in a string of ritualistic murders. A serial killer who's getting cocky. Detective Derek Childress thinks this day just can't get any worse. And then he meets his new partner. Investigator Kayle Perrine is a Variant: one of several races of once-thought mythical creatures who now live among and lord-over humankind. Led by a group of vampires called the Clan Gentry, the Variants protect their own, just as they did when Derek's previous partner was killed by one, nearly a year ago. Now that Perrine's on the case, Derek expects a cover-up. Kayle Perrine has worked his whole life to prove himself, but being paired up with a boorish mundane like Derek Childress is feeling more like punishment than reward. Derek is so blinded by his prejudice against Variants, that he refuses to see the evidence Kayle finds blatantly obvious. The sooner Kayle can close this case, the sooner he can go back home and forget about the infuriating human detective. A brutal attack forges a fragile truce between the two men, driving them together. Derek and Kayle must learn to trust and depend on each other while tempers flare and passions of every kind run hot between them. Yet as they begin to grow closer, one fact continues to keep them apart: they are from different worlds. With time running out to solve this case, Derek and Kayle understand that love may not be enough to overcome prejudice, politics, and murder.

The Sun Is Awake

The Sun Is Awake
Author: Carol Paukstis
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1539395944
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Release: 2016-12-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Treasured moments at grandmother's house and unconditional love for her grandson is portrayed in this culturally mosaic diverse book. He tells us about his overnight stay and how he and his grandmother play with trains, play outside, eat his favorite foods and play shadow games. This is a loving, heartwarming story written from the author's heart, encouraging all grandparents worldwide to spend time with their grandchildren, thus spreading sunshine in their lives. Cheerful, endearing illustrations accompany the lyrical rhyme in this family story.

Kingsville Ontario Book 2 and Area in Colour Photos

Kingsville Ontario Book 2 and Area in Colour Photos
Author: Barbara Raue
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1523618930
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Release: 2016-03-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Kingsville is located in Essex County in southwestern Ontario, west of the Leamington, south of Lakeshore, southeast of Essex. It is primarily an agricultural community nestled along the north shore of Lake Erie. The terrain is generally flat, and consists of a mixture of various rocks, sand and clay. The town is about 570 feet above sea level. Kingsville is home to the Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary. Jack Miner was awarded The Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his achievements in conservation in the British Empire. Jack Miner is considered "the father of the conservation movement on the continent." The Town of Kingsville is rich in history and Victorian era architecture. Leamington is a located in Essex County, Ontario. It includes Point Pelee, the southernmost point of mainland Canada. Leamington became the home of the H. J. Heinz factory in 1908. The Heinz products were shipped from Leamington mostly to the United States. Ketchup and baby food were the main products. Leamington is known as the "Tomato Capital of Canada." The Heinz Company closed its plant in Leamington in 2014. Leamington was incorporated as a village in 1876. The community was named after Royal Leamington Spa in England. It was a crossroads hamlet with about 300 residents and was first known for its lumber products. There were several docks, and fish were plentiful in Lake Erie and sturgeon could be speared from the shore; fish was the cheapest food available. Leamington once had many tobacco farms but now they are gone. Blytheswood is a small community located in Essex County, in southwestern Ontario. The village is at the intersection of Highway 77 and Concession 8. Blytheswood's more recognized businesses are the Jones Popcorn family farm and Setterington's farm supply depot. Blytheswood and the surrounding area of Leamington are experiencing a boom in greenhouse development for agricultural products. King's Highway 77, commonly referred to as Highway 77, is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario. One of three highways within Essex County, Highway 77 serves to interconnect Highway 3 near Leamington with Highway 401 near Tilbury. Due to the flat topography of Essex County, the land use surrounding Highway 77 is almost entirely agricultural. Soil conditions in Essex are ideal for farming. Many streams have been diverted to irrigate the farmland to either side of the highway. Highway 77 begins at the Leamington Bypass, north of the city of the same name. The western section of Highway 3 shares its eastern terminus with Highway 77; from there it travels west towards Windsor. Several greenhouses are visible near the southern end of the highway, a small percentage of the 610 hectares (1,500 acres) of land occupied by them in the Leamington area. The highway runs seven miles north through Mount Carmel and Blytheswood to the village of Staples, passes through Comber. Highway 401 provides access to Windsor and the United States to the west, and to the town of Tilbury and city of Chatham-Kent to the east. To the north, the road continues as Essex County Road 35 to Stoney Point on the shores of Lake Huron. Tilbury is located in the municipality of Chatham-Kent and is 26.5 kilometres southwest of Chatham and 57 kilometres east of Windsor on Highway 401. The nearby townships of Tilbury West in Essex County and Tilbury East in Kent County were named for the port of Tilbury in the English county of Essex. A settlement, called Henderson after the local postmaster, was established with the construction of the Canada Southern Railway in 1875. The name of the post office was changed to Tilbury Centre and later to Tilbury. Tilbury is famous for its murals which depict part of its history.

The Stories of Goom pa Book 1

The Stories of Goom pa  Book 1
Author: Vikrant Malhotra,Rachael Mahaffey
Pages: 228
ISBN: 061598505X
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Release: 2014-11-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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She emerged as innocent as any newborn. The party of starbursts and sparkles came to a standstill. In awe, millions of heavenly beings paused. Shine Star, Princess of the Universe, was the most precious and rare of all creations. As an expression of perfect happiness, thus was the king's daughter born. A magical love story unfolds in Vikrant Malhotra's wondrous debut, The Stories of Goom'pa: Book One. Meet Goom'pa. He is a Poofy, a small furry creature who resides on Earth in a place called Palidon, on the edge of the Miron National Forest. His world is a quiet one-until he spies Shine Star, a glorious star in the sky and the daughter of Prime Ray, the king of the universe. Enchanted by her elegance, Goom'pa knows he is willing to do anything to win the love of this celestial beauty. As the two meet and fall in love, Shine Star's father worries about his only daughter. Exploiting that concern is the Star Lord, Rath, who wants nothing more than to wrestle control of the universe away from Prime Ray. Will Goom'pa and Shine Star find a way to be together? Or will Rath's evil plan doom them all?

Throwing It

Throwing It
Author: Jay Tando
Pages: 294
ISBN: 148120467X
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Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

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"Throwing It" is a novel written by Jay Tando. It is a fictional story about a football player's life spanning his high school years finding romance in the Seattle dance clubs and following him through his professional football career taking him all over the world 1984 - 2013 Also available as an e-book on Amazon here: http: //www.amazon.com/Throwing-It-ebook/dp/B00APRS5ZA/

The Empire Strikes Black

The Empire Strikes Black
Author: Anthony Defiore
Pages: 70
ISBN: 1533636567
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Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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City Council President Joseph Coolman was pisst. His eyes were filled with vinegar, bile, rage you name it! I mean hotter than Marge Tartaglione on a bad day... "I promise you on the grave of my father that I will destroy that son of bitch!" scowled Joe Coolman as he sipped his Hennessy. He was sitting in the dark of his City Council President Office firmly affixed in his big leather chair. He slowly rocked back and forth. He was like a cobra. Ready to pounce. Maybe like a panther. But not moving too quickly. This one would take a little time. "Big Blarney my ass," he spoke to himself. And a patient man he was.... NOT A HAPPY BREAKFAST Democratic Party Unity Breakfast, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bellevue Stratford Hotel. No matter how bad the political war or election, primary or general, the eggs get scrambled together into an omelet. They meet the day after the election to make peace. To unify. To continue to solidify the dominant political party again no matter what. Philly is a Democrat town. No ifs, ands, or cannolis about it. With a 7 to 1 voter registration advantage in the fifth largest city in the country (No, Philly didn't drop to lower than 6th or 7th nationally except maybe in the National League East). In terms of voter advantage, not even Frank Rizzo could switch over that Democrat number to Republican. Not even half would do it for the Bambino these days. With a voter lead like that, Johnny Bouchee and The Democratic Party of Philadelphia County / City of Philadelphia had "fuck you votes." He didn't need shit from anybody to win a general election by 4 or 5 to one in November even if the roof fell in or Rizzo appeared in the clouds over Boathouse Row. But this past primary created a lot of bad blood. A lot. The cuts went deep, and the screwing was of blarney and booze. The good of it, for Johnny Bouchee, was The Irish retook the City politically. It had been a while. But Johnny and Bobby Eamon were sitting pretty these days. They were smirking a great deal as the sun glimmered in those Irish Eyes. But like I said, this one cut deep. There was gonna be a price to pay. This Democrat's Unity Breakfast needed a lot of salve and bandages to heal. Salve? They needed more than that! They needed morphine and transplant organs to heal this trauma. The road to recovery went through the heart of North Philadelphia. The reason for it was simple. The African American Political Hierarchy took more than a haircut as James Francis Malloy became the Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Philadelphia. In truth, they got scalped. And the blood was all over Johnny Bouchee's and Bobby Eamon's hands. It happened like this every primary election. It was lick the wounds day and make peace and give respect to the vanquished over cold eggs and scrapple. In fact, Johnny Bouchee had been doing this breakfast for decades... but not today. Today, the rift was a little too big to manage over a breakfast, and Johnny knew it. It was bloody and ugly. A bad cut above the eye. The Philly Democrats looked like Rocky Balboa's face.

The Mystery of Black Rock Cove

The Mystery of Black Rock Cove
Author: Kermit Moore
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1523714506
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Release: 2016-02-23
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

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Something terrible is happening in and around Point Breeze, a small town on the Northern California coast. The wildlife is getting sick. Chicks are born with severe birth defects and are often dying. The environment seems to be poisoned and deteriorating...and it's getting worse every day. In order to help, an East Coast marine biologist moves to town and brings her two teenage sons, Charlie and Sam. Adventurous boys who love to explore, they soon discover a trapped animal at Black Rock Cove. It is a type of animal they have never seen before-but the most shocking discovery comes when Sam realizes he can communicate with it! A visit to the veterinary hospital introduces the boys to Dayna, the veterinarian's daughter, and the three teenagers join new animal friends on a dangerous investigation into the mysteries behind the community's dying habitat. An exciting journey that leads the trio down a winding trail of clues, The Mystery of Black Rock Cove is much more than a suspenseful thriller about a small town. It also uncovers an amazing truth about the interconnectedness between all living things.