The trials of time are the divine admonition to “ set our affection on things above , " and to hold earthly blessings with a loose hand . The stone cannot quit its parent rock without wrenching and smiting , nor without attrition ...
Author: E. L.
They called him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone”. American journalist Christian Guidice has written the first – and definitive – story of Duran’s extraordinary life both in and out of the ring.
Author: Christian Giudice
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
ROBERTO DURAN is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest boxer of all time, he held world titles at four different weights and is the only professional in history to have fought in five different decades. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler have gone down in fistic folklore and his pro record of 104 wins, 69 by KO, in 120 fights puts him in an elite group of fighters. They called him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone”. American journalist Christian Guidice has written the first – and definitive – story of Duran’s extraordinary life both in and out of the ring. He has interviewed the fighter himself, his family and closest friends and scores of his opponents to separate truth from myth and get to the heart of one of the most intriguing sports stars of modern times. Duran was born in utter poverty in the Panama Canal Zone, the illegitimate son of a serving US soldier and a local girl. He grew up in the streets, fighting to survive. His talent with his fists was soon apparent, and on one fabled occasion he even knocked down a horse with a single punch for a bet. He grew into a fighter’s fighter, and his willingness to take on anyone, anywhere, anytime and never take a step back made him a huge favorite. From his wild early bouts to his stunning boxing debut in New York, Giudice traces the blazing trail of his career: the controversial title win over Scot Ken Buchanan; his unification of the lightweight crown against great rival Esteban DeJesus; his glorious defeat of Ray Leonard and the subsequent debacle of the No Más encounter; his ferocious comeback and redemption, and the long, eventful twilight of his matchless career. Here also are both the public and private sides of Duran: his volatility, his kindness and reckless generosity, his partying, his links with the notorious regime of General Noriega, and above all his chilling love of battle.
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Author: Josh Anderson
Publisher: Triangle Interactive, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Jalen is the fastest kid on the football team. He'd be a great wide receiver--if he could catch! But he drops every pass thrown his way. With help from an alien friend, will Jalen dive for the end zone or be benched permanently? This graphic novel includes educational sidebars such as a quick history of football, a social emotional tie-in, and a pro athlete biography. Backmatter includes an activity page and character information.
I allowed my hand to rest lightly on the gray chunk of hardedged stone sitting on the counsel table, slashed with a bloody streak of rust. “What kind of stones were they, Mr. Furrow?” “Stepping stones, like patio stepping stones.
Author: James A. Ardaiz
Publisher: Linden Publishing
Category: True Crime
This fascinating and gripping portrayal is the only book-length account ever written about the illicit career of Clarence Ray Allen, one of the most sinister criminal masterminds and mass murderers in American history. Even hardened detectives were shaken by the scene at Fran's Market in rural Fresno County that night in 1980: four young people lay on the market's concrete floor, bloodily murdered by a killer without mercy or remorse. Then a grim investigation became even grimmer when the evidence led to the prime suspect--a convicted murderer already behind the stone walls of Folsom. A true crime story that reads like an intricately woven mystery, the book depicts the chilling scenes of murder, a dogged investigation, and the true story behind the Fran's Market murders and their psychopathic mastermind. Written by former prosecutor James Ardaiz, who was one of the first investigators on the scene at Fran's Market, ""Hands Through Stone"" provides an insider's view of the tortuous, multiyear investigation that brought a killer to justice.
Perhaps they camped right here , " I add and wave my hand across the empty bowl of twilight sky . Andrew smiles . " You know , in 1976 I did a sundance . My brother was our painter , and as he was painting the man next to me ...
Author: Alan Boye
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
In 1878 approximately three hundred Northern Cheyennes under the leadership of Dull Knife and Little Wolf fled shameful conditions on an Indian Territory reservation in present-day Oklahoma. Settled there against their will, they were making a peaceful attempt to return to their homeland in the Tongue River country of Montana. Despite earlier promises that the Cheyennes could choose to leave the reservation, government officials declared them renegades and sent thousands of soldiers in pursuit. ø In 1995 Alan Boye set out on foot to follow Dull Knife's thousand-mile flight through the sparsely populated wilderness of America's high plains. Along the way he was joined by descendents of Dull Knife. Holding Stone Hands is the tale of two journeys. Boye provides a vivid, moving account of the Cheyenne's struggle to return to Montana. At the same time, he details the trek he and his Cheyenne companions made through four states and his growing understanding of why the Cheyenne's longing for their homeland was stronger than their desire to live.
49 ) might represent Stone herself . Punning references in italics more clearly identify others on hand as Stone's coeditor Howe , as well as Ednah Dow Cheney , Bronson Alcott's protégée and his daughter's own 1889 biographer .
Author: Sharon M. Harris
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This collection of original critical essays explores how women periodical editors in the long 19th century redefined women's identities and roles, and influenced public opinion about such issues as abolition and woman suffrage.
I did not see a place in any mill or shed where a man could warm his hands conveniently . The air hammer is used in cutting all four kinds of stone , but not to the same extent in'all . Limestone cutters use it almost all the time .
Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Category: Occupational diseases
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Only the lower portion of this cross-slab was known when Chalmers's volume was published. The lithographs, by Polish artist P A Jastresbski, illustrate the front, back and inscription-bearing right-hand side of the stone ...
Author: SallyM. Foster
Category: Social Science
One hundred years on from J Romilly Allen and Joseph Anderson's 1903 landmark publication, The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, twenty six essays explore the current state of knowledge of early medieval sculpture in Scotland. They demonstrate the unique value of this material in contributing to our understanding of the society and people that created it between 1000 to 1500 years ago. Today's approaches and techniques offer new insights, as well as great hope, for what might be learnt from future study of 'familiar' and new material alike. The essays exemplify the ever-diversifying, interdisciplinary approaches that are being taken to the study of early medieval sculpture. Key themes that emerge include: the interdependence of conservation, research and access; the need for a 21st-century inventory of the sculpture; the breadth and value of the wide range of the research tools that now exist; conservation issues, including the politics of how and where sculpture should be protected, and the pressing need to identify priorities for action; and, what is probably the most important development over the last 100 years, the increase in awareness of the range of values and significances that attaches to early medieval sculpture, including appreciation of context.
I tossed the stone from one hand to the other, looking past his head. He watched the stone, falling from one hand to the other. "I could do nothing," he said, searching for something that would be more than just words.
Author: Paul House
A LITTLE FOLDING OF THE HANDS TO SLEEP is a novel about post-war Spain and the transition of the 1970's. It is a novel about love, revenge and obsession. A 'war orphan' is on his way to meet his exiled Uncle who is coming back to Spain as a result of the amnesty granted by the first free government. On the way he meets an itinerant farmer. Their conversations and memories lead to a surprising change in the young man's plans.