A Long Way Gone

At some point they pretended to be gone , and someone who had escaped went
back to the village . They captured him and I could hear them beating him . A few
minutes later , gunshots were heard , followed by thick smoke that rose toward ...

Author: Ishmael Beah

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9780374706524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 619

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. What is war like through the eyes of a child soldier? How does one become a killer? How does one stop? Child soldiers have been profiled by journalists, and novelists have struggled to imagine their lives. But until now, there has not been a first-person account from someone who came through this hell and survived. In A Long Way Gone, Beah, now twenty-five years old, tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. This is a rare and mesmerizing account, told with real literary force and heartbreaking honesty.

Gone with the Breeze

GONE WITH THE BREEZE MC 1 : Overture . Scene One SETTING : Lone Pine
Films Studio . LIGHTS UP : A tour guide , RIP PAGE , wearing a blazer and name
tag , quickly ENTERS LEFT , jabbering nonstop as he takes CENTER . He carries

Author: Tim Kelly

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.


Category: Musicals

Page: 64

View: 309

Gone with the Wind

Before Sherman's men came through Tara the second time, she had her small
riches of food and money, she had neighbors more fortunate than she and she
had the cotton which would tide her over until spring. Now the cotton was gone,
the ...

Author: Margaret Mitchell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416548947

Category: Fiction

Page: 1472

View: 588

The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Gone Fishing

Earlene Long. "Gone fishing," signed my daddy and me. % ч ЛС 13 "It is shining
on the lake.

Author: Earlene Long

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395442364

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 795

A father and son go fishing, with a big fishing rod for the daddy and a little one for the child. "The concept of big versus little is presented . . . through the simplest of narratives and engaging illustrations." -- Horn Book

Gone Forever

In the book you now hold, GONE FOREVER, author Diane Fanning details the
shocking story behind the disappearance of Susan McFarland and the discovery
of her charred remains. St. Martin's True Crime Library gives you the stories ...

Author: Diane Fanning

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429904162

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 753

Susan McFarland was a vivacious, successful mother of three young sons. On November 25, 2002, she disappeared. Three days later, her car was found, keys in the ignition. Later that day, her husband reported her missing—and a desperate search began. Her friends and family hoped against hope that Susan was not gone forever. But investigators became increasingly suspicious of Richard McFarland. When the charred, decomposed body of Susan McFarland was finally discovered at an overgrown farmstead outside of San Antonio, a new hunt began—for justice. McFarland maintained his innocence, and investigators only had circumstantial evidence against him. While headlines screamed out new details in the case, and police tried to gather more evidence, a blockbuster trial was about to begin. Then, Richard McFarland finally spoke...and a terrifying, chilling truth came out...

Gone Fishing

... who have allowed me to photograph them for four years as part of this and
another project . I feel like an adopted Schneider , and they probably won ' t even
notice when I move into their house next week . Gone Fishing was undertaken in


Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299168209

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 110

View: 334

The author captures the elusive truth about the joy of fishing in Wisconsin in word and image (with nearly 90 full-color photographs): there's more to fishing than catching fish.

Margaret Mitchell s Gone with the Wind

SECTION TWO Gone with the Wind , Part I Chapter 1 New Characters : Scarlet O'
Hara : the protagonist of the novel Mammy : Scarlett's mother's body slave
Summary Scarlett O'Hara is discussing with the twins Stuart and Brent Tarleton ,
her ...

Author: Gail Rae Rosensfit

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878919550

Category: Study Aids

Page: 144

View: 373

REA's MAXnotes for Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Girl Gone

Sometimes you reach for the shampoo but someone left the Nair there and you
can ' t figure out why your hair ' s all gone . Or for your birthday someone leaves a
present at the door , it ' s a thousand piece jigsaw puzzle — with no picture on ...

Author: Jacquelyn Reingold

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822214717

Category: Drama

Page: 78

View: 741

THE STORY: Tish is a young woman who dances in a topless bar. When her best friend is brutally murdered, Tish becomes obsessed with who killed her friend and why. The action moves rapidly from the past to the present, in and out of Tish's mind from

Gone from the Promised Land


Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780887388019

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 714

In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.

Dead and Gone

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101050675

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 201

The werewolves and shifters come out of the closet and throw the small town of Bon Temps into a tailspin in the ninth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series—the inspiration for the HBO® original series True Blood. Except for cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, knew little about vamps—and nothing about Weres. Until now. The Weres and shifters have finally revealed their existence to the ordinary world, and the backlash may have claimed the life of someone Sookie knew. But her determination to find out who is responsible for the murder is put aside in the face of a far greater danger. A race of unhuman beings—older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves—is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle...

Gone with the Gust

When this best - selling novel hits the screen , it will be the biggest thing on
celluloid since King Kong climbed the Empire State Building back in 1933 . (
MOB " oohs ” and “ aahs . " ) All other movies will pale by comparison . Yes ,
Gone with the ...


Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.




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The Wind Done Gone

... why Garlic gave R. the letters . I wonder if he knew what they contained . He
didn't read or write , and he wasn't a man to think words were important . · 127

Author: Alice Randall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618219063

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 774

A literary parody of Gone With the Wind finds Scarlett O'Hara's beautiful Tara-born mulatto half-sister Cyrnara escaping her life of slavery in the world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a daughter, lover, and mother. A first novel. Reprint.

Gone Primitive

Author: Marianna Torgovnick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226808321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 726

In this acclaimed book, Torgovnick explores the obsessions, fears, and longings that have produced Western views of the primitive. Crossing an extraordinary range of fields (anthropology, psychology, literature, art, and popular culture),Gone Primitivewill engage not just specialists but anyone who has ever worn Native American jewelry, thrilled to Indiana Jones, or considered buying an African mask. "A superb book; and--in a way that goes beyond what being good as a book usually implies--it is a kind of gift to its own culture, a guide to the perplexed. It is lucid, usually fair, laced with a certain feminist mockery and animated by some surprising sympathies."--Arthur C. Danto, New York Times Book Review "An impassioned exploration of the deep waters beneath Western primitivism. . . . Torgovnick's readings are deliberately, rewardingly provocative."--Scott L. Malcomson,Voice Literary Supplement

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Author: William D. Compton

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788136337


Page: 415

View: 578

When the crew of Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969, Americans hailed the successful completion of the most complex technological undertaking of the 20th century: landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to earth. This document records the engineering and scientific accomplishments of the people who made lunar exploration possible. It shows how scientists and engineers worked out their differences and conducted a program that was a major contribution to science as well as a stunning engineering accomplishment.

Every Goodbye Ain t Gone

That iceberg is a free-®oating signi¤er of black experiment; it's what raises the
water that ®oats our boat; it's the sign at sea that reminds us, far from port, that “
every goodbye ain't gone.” Anthologies may be read as simultaneous gestures of

Author: Aldon Lynn Nielsen

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817352791

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

View: 183

Showcases brilliant and experimental work in African American poetry. Just prior to the Second World War, and even more explosively in the 1950s and 1960s, a far-reaching revolution in aesthetics and prosody by black poets ensued, some working independently and others in organized groups. Little of this new work was reflected in the anthologies and syllabi of college English courses of the period. Even during the 1970s, when African American literature began to receive substantial critical attention, the work of many experimental black poets continued to be neglected. Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone presents the groundbreaking work of many of these poets who carried on the innovative legacies of Melvin Tolson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Robert Hayden. Whereas poetry by such key figures such as Amiri Baraka, Tolson, Jayne Cortez, Clarence Major, and June Jordan is represented, this anthology also elevates into view the work of less studied poets such as Russell Atkins, Jodi Braxton, David Henderson, Bob Kaufman, Stephen Jonas, and Elouise Loftin. Many of the poems collected in the volume are currently unavailable and some will appear in print here for the first time. Coeditors Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey provide a critical introduction that situates the poems historically and highlights the ways such poetry has been obscured from view by recent critical and academic practices. The result is a record of experimentation, instigation, and innovation that links contemporary African American poetry to its black modernist roots and extends the terms of modern poetics into the future.

The Filming of Gone with the Wind

Designed By ...

Author: Herb Bridges

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865546219

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 541

This is George P. Oslin's life work. Among hundreds who told him their experiences were Thomas A. Edison, William Henry Jackson (Civil War soldier, pioneer photographer, and covered wagon bullwhacker), and William Campbell (last surviving Pony Express rider). Facts from company documents, thousands of newspapers, magazines, and books, and more than 100,000 letters and diaries of the pioneers were pieced together and condensed into the real story of their struggles, strategy, and success.

Gone Fishin

Author: Ronald Lawrence Bern

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813527451

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

View: 359

Truly great freshwater and saltwater fishing abounds throughout the state. Luftglass and Bern provide readers with immediately useful insights into each of the 100 best sites. They furnish easy-to-follow directions, descriptions of the body of water, boat launch information, and detailed advice on live and artificial bait, fishing methods, equipment, depths, best times of day and year, secret tips particular to each site, and even specific places to work bait or lures. Gone Fishin' also includes places that are good for children, as well as those that are handicapped accessible. Throughout the book, Bern and Luftglass share anecdotes about their own fishing adventures and some of the big ones that didn't get away in their more than 33 years of fishing together. Whether you fish 150 times a year or you are planning to fish for the first time, you're sure to fall hook, line, and sinker for this entertaining and educational guide.

Miss Me When I m Gone

Author: Philip Stephens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486236

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 343

"A lavishly written, vividly imagined, and wholly compelling work of fiction...I was spellbound. Often, in fact, I was in awe."—Tim O'Brien After years of indie-label exile, folk singer Cyrus Harper returns to Apogee, Missouri, to tend to his mother. But the musical and haunted world of his past is morphing into just another strip of middle America, corrupted with pawn shops, meth labs, Clear Channel radio, and-if Cyrus's brother has his way-a golfer's paradise. As news of a murderess in the woods confounds the memories of his sister gone missing long ago, this prodigal son is drawn deeper into the cave- riddled realm of stalwarts and misfits he knew in his youth. What he discovers there will change everything. A phantasmagoric tale of American music set during the crucible of its changing industry, Miss Me When I'm Gone plumbs our storied melodies for their essential purpose-to mine the soul for the longing, the passion, the love and rage that drive us.

Where Have All the Voters Gone

Martin P. Wattenberg. Where Have All the Voters Gone? How to Improve U.S.
Turnout Rates. How. to. Improve. U.S.. Turnout. Rates: Lessons. from. Abroad.
Americans need not be chastised for their low turnout rates, though any increase
in ...

Author: Martin P. Wattenberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044959

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 775

In this timely book, Martin Wattenberg confronts the question of what low participation rates mean for democracy. At the individual level, turnout decline has been highest among the types of people who most need to have electoral decisions simplified for them through a strong party system--those with the least education, political knowledge, and life experience.

Green Gone Wrong

Author: Heather Rogers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439176474

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 497

In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today’s much-touted "green" products—carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars and homes—really work? Implicit in efforts to go green is the promise that global warming can be stopped by swapping out dirty goods for "clean" ones. But can earth-friendly products really save the planet? This far-reaching, riveting narrative explores how the most readily available solutions to environmental crisis may be disastrously off the mark. Rogers travels the world tracking how the conversion from a "petro" to a "green" society affects the most fundamental aspects of life—food, shelter, and transportation. Reporting from some of the most remote places on earth, Rogers uncovers shocking results that include massive clear-cutting, destruction of native ecosystems, and grinding poverty. Relying simply on market forces, people with good intentions wanting to just "do something" to help the planet are left feeling confused and powerless. Green Gone Wrong reveals a fuller story, taking the reader into forests, fields, factories, and boardrooms around the world to draw out the unintended consequences, inherent obstacles, and successes of eco-friendly consumption. What do the labels "USDA Certified Organic" and "Fair Trade" really mean on a vast South American export-driven organic farm? A superlow-energy "eco-village" in Germany’s Black Forest demonstrates that green homes dramatically shrink energy use, so why aren’t we using this technology in America? The decisions made in Detroit’s executive suites have kept Americans driving gas-guzzling automobiles for decades, even as U.S. automakers have European models that clock twice the mpg. Why won’t they sell these cars domestically? And what does carbon offsetting really mean when projects can so easily fail? In one case thousands of trees planted in drought-plagued Southern India withered and died, releasing any CO2 they were meant to neutralize. Expertly reported, this gripping exposé pieces together a global picture of what’s happening in the name of today’s environmentalism. Green Gone Wrong speaks to anyone interested in climate change and the future of the natural world, as well as those who want to act but are caught not knowing who, or what, to believe to protect the planet. Rogers casts a sober eye on what’s working and what’s not, fearlessly pushing ahead the debate over how to protect the planet.