A World of My Own

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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Robin Knox-Johnston's A World of My Own has become a classic account of the first non-stop, single-handed voyage around the world. In June, 1968, the twenty-nine-year-old Knox-Johnston sailed his ketch, the Suhaili virtually unnoticed out of Falmouth harbor. Sheer determination helped him to survive, among other things, the disintegration of the self-steering system, polluted water tanks and acid burns.

A World of My Own

A Dream Diary

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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The British author shares the “strange . . . inner layers of his playful, guilty imagination” in this glimpse into a brilliant novelist’s subconscious (The New York Times). Culled from nearly eight hundred pages of the author’s “dream diaries” kept between 1965 and 1989, this singular journal reveals “the feverish inner life of an intensely private man, providing an uncanny mirror-image of [his] novelistic obsessions, insecurities, and moral preoccupations” (Publishers Weekly). In what Greene calls My Own World—as opposed to the Common World of shared reality—he accompanies Henry James on a disagreeable riverboat trip to Bogota, is caught in a guerilla crossfire with Evelyn Waugh and W. H. Auden, strolls in the Vatican garden with Pope John Paul II who’s doling out Perugina chocolates like hosts, offers refuge to a suicidal Charlie Chaplin, and stages a disastrous play in blank verse for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He also shares his headspace with Goebbels, Castro, Cocteau, Queen Elizabeth, D. H. Lawrence, and talking kittens. And the landscape is just as wide: from Nazi Germany to Haiti to West Africa to Bethlehem 1 AD and to Sweden where he seeks treatment for leprosy. Greene is a criminal, spy, lover, assassin, witness, and writer. Encompassing life, death, war, feuds, and career, and alternately absurdist, frightening, funny, and revealing, these fertile imaginings—many of which found their way into Greene’s fiction—comprise nothing less than “an alternate autobiography . . . a uniquely candid self-portrait” of one of the giants of English literature (Kirkus Reviews).

I'm in a World of My Own. (Journal)

Gift for Your Coach & Dearest People

Author: Uplifting Publishing




Page: 122

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"I'm already focussing on my next fight!" - Anthony Joshua This Journal is for sitting Goals, daily To Do List, track your Progress, let go your Thoughts, and push yourself closer to realizing your Dreams. Details of this notebook: 120 pages 6x9 inches Awesome, matte cover This is a blank, lined notebook and makes a perfect gag gift for friends and family, male or female. Are you looking for a fun gift for someone close to you?This is a perfect blank, lined notebook for men, women, and children. Great for taking down notes, reminders, and crafting to-do lists. Also a great creativity gift for decoration or for a notebook for school or office!This notebook is an excellent accessory for your desk at home or at the office.It's the perfect travel size to fit in a laptop bag or backpack. WANNA KNOW A FUNNY FACT? DOESN'T NEED A CHARGER!!


A World of My Own

Author: Autumn Crum



Category: African Americans

Page: 330

View: 807

You playing with fire girl... Can't you see that boy is dangerous? Stay away from him Angel, or mark my words you're gonna find yourself in a world of trouble...Socially awkward teenager Angel Jenkins is trying her best to fit in. Living in the ghetto with her overly religious grandmother, Angel longs for a day she doesn't have to live hand to mouth. She has books smarts and a promising future but that's not enough. Angel desires a more glamorous lifestyle filled with designer threads, fast cars and money to spare. Her thirst for the fast life lands her in the arms of neighborhood bad boy Trouble Diamond. Trouble Diamond is on a mission. After spending the last seven years of his life locked behind bars, Trouble will stop at nothing to settle old scores and take down those who he feels have done him wrong. Along the way he meets Angel, a shy timid girl with a heart of gold. He is attracted to Angel's intelligence and green demeanor. Angel is loyal to him but Trouble's loyalty comes with sacrifices. On his quest to take over the city, Trouble is willing to cross all lines and take down anyone who gets in his way... including Angel.

The World of Positive Energy

Author: John Baselmans

Publisher: Lulu.com



Page: 388

View: 524

This book opens the world behind the world in which we live. It is not what we see but what we do, how we live and act. It's about an energy that is easy to pick up and use: It is merely a matter of believing. This book helps you retrieve what you have lost. It will guide you back onto the right track. By reading this book, you may be able to see the 'big picture' of your life. Your eyes will be opened and you will see that everything you need is free and right there. The world of energy will make a decisive difference for your future life. We expect technology, science and computers to give us a good, pleasant and healthy life. But in spite of all our knowledge, we are moving away from our 'core'. The connection with our core is fading. We appear blind and totally dependent on a system. A system that is completely lost.An introduction with a wink to the new world.

Modernity, a World of Confusion:Causes

Author: Jack Stanfield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Philosophy

Page: 205

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Have you ever wondered why society is getting cruder and ruder, with stress, depression and mental illness rising and little joy felt? Why children behave badly and schools are failing? Why trust has vanished with your identity? And why sex is oozing out of every aspect of the culture? We live in a skeptical age with the country splintering into special interest groups claiming to be victims and requiring special treatment, and a Congress thats deadlocked in partisan bickering. There is anger and tension and really intolerable things being tolerated, placing women and children in danger. If you have such questions, this is your book, an inquiry into the spirit of the age. Examined are root causes for the darkened culture, immoral behavior, and rejection of traditions. The age glorifies science and technical progress, and yet is unhappy and sickly. Individualism surmounts community concerns creating narcissistic people tending toward nihilism, where the self is the center of the universe. The postmodern culture throws away things, relationships, and lives, like it disposes of outdated items. Logic is replaced with how I feel, and reliance on personal experience for making decisions. Relativism is accepted in ethics and for determining truth, so that it is my truth and your truth, and objectivity and common sense are lost. Science is erecting the abstract man, who, in the process, has lost heart and a sense of reality, living in a delusional world. The result is a profusion of confusion.

Dance in a World of Change

Reflections on Globalization and Cultural Difference

Author: Sherry B. Shapiro

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Music

Page: 314

View: 614

Dance in a World of Change: Reflections on Globalization and Cultural Differencewill help you -understand how dance instruction is affected by globalization; -discover the ways in which the discourse and curriculum of dance connect it to the critical, political, moral, and aesthetic dimensions of contemporary society; and -learn from the rich and generative set of experiences of international dance educators, choreographers, critics, and scholars. Dance in a World of Change: Reflections on Globalization and Cultural Differencepresents a range of international perspectives on dance pedagogy, the body, performance, and dance and culture. The text expands the discourse of dance that connects it to the critical, political, moral, and aesthetic dimensions of contemporary society, and it explores how globalization is influencing and shaping the future of dance. The contributing writers hail from around the world: South Africa, Brazil, Croatia, Ireland, Canada, Taiwan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Holland, Jamaica, and the United States. They bring their distinguished records as dance educators, choreographers, critics, and scholars to this book as they address -a form of human empowerment or cultural resistance; -a means of recognizing diverse cultural experience and communicating common humanity; -an expression of social conflict, injustice, violence, and marginalization; and -an educational process that transcends the particular and encompasses commonality. As growing connections between diverse communities transform our sensibilities, people's assumptions about what is good and bad, beautiful and ugly, or rational and irrational are often challenged. The changes that result can produce new and sometimes startling forms of art, create new identities formed from disparate histories and experiences, and help people rethink how they came to value one dance form over another. As new forms of dance expression are created, dance educators are using these changes to illustrate to their students what they might mean. For example, cultural borrowing in dance and pedagogy has evoked questions concerning the meaning of the tradition itself: What is African dance? Is it African dance if it is taught by a non-African? Does it remain a cultural dance if it is performed simply as a dance and no longer as a story of the people? This text helps dance educators celebrate cultural traditions while recognizing the forces and forms that bridge our common experience. In part I of this book, contributors explore how traditional dance forms are being shaped by the global dance environment and how this environment is influencing new forms of popular dance. Part II takes a look at sexual orientation, racism, and prejudice and challenges the assumptions of what is normative. Multicultural issues as they relate to dance pedagogy are examined in part III, andpart IVhelps readers to transcend the differences between cultures and embrace the commonalities shared through dance. Each chapter includes an introduction and ending reflections that provide insight and create a place for dialogue. References, which are grouped by chapter at the end of the book, provide additional information for follow-up. Dance in a World of Changeis a catalyst for new thinking about dance among teachers, choreographers, and scholars in the field. Readers will experience the passion and excitement of the contributing writers, who delineate the connections that help form a global community.

The World of Horrotica

Underworld Origins

Author: David Edward Collier

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Love in a World of Sorrow

A Teenage Girl's Holocaust Memoirs

Author: Fanya Gottesfeld Heller

Publisher: Devora Publishing


Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 453

Sereena is a green bird who tries to live in a tree where only red birds are allowed to live. She covers herself with red sand in order to be accepted. But when she has a green baby she realizes she has to be herself, and convinces the other birds that living with all types and colors of birds is the best thing to do. Written in English, the book contains the original Yiddish language text, a Yiddish-English dictionary for children, and some basic Yiddish lessons. An ideal, multi-cultural book that helps children understand how prejudice detracts from the beauty of our world.