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    some books you won't agree to miss them, because they are so very powerful in
    meditation and self nutrition...

    Eduational Issue Papers Book Number Two: Why Thoughts We Occupy Matter A Lot to Young Students

    A Walk Around Nutrition Factors Project Number One
    A book of places, fruits, vegetables, international leaders, including Yingjiu Ma, 
    Barack Obama, Jinping Xi,  Kate Middleto0n, Rachel Schapiro, Tom Wu

    A Scattered Thought On World Peace Factors : WP Business Project #1 

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    About Teera: A Life of Hope and Fulfillment

    Teera’s life was beautiful. Having grown up in the splendor of a beachside paradise, Teera settled down in a good home with the love of her life and their two gorgeous children. Filled with love, joy, and a promising future, Teera’s world was nearly perfect, until the night her husband was violently murdered while the two of them lay in bed sleeping. The assailant intended to kill her too, but Teera survived. Devastated by loss and disfigured from a gruesome facial wound, her infants still to care for, Teera learned to endure and to carry on. Yet the murder was only the beginning. It would be years before Teera escaped the turmoil she faced in Sri Lanka, finding refuge for her family in a far away land. This is Teera’s life of hope and fulfillment, a declaration of faith and of love. Honest, inspiring and heart-rending, Teera’s is an incredible saga set against an enchanting tropical landscape tainted by bloodshed and betrayal.

    Book Information

    Paperback: 234 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 22, 2015)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1502309599
    ISBN-13: 978-1502309594
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
    Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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    About Teera de Fonseka
    Teera de Fonseka is a mother, a grandmother, and a writer living in Los Angeles, California. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing and walking her dog, Tigger. Writing especially has become a hobby for Teera in recent years, as she has worked to publish her memoirs. She loves to spend her days, as she puts it, “writing her heart out.”

    Writing has brought Teera a great deal of peace and she wants to encourage others to write their hearts out too. She hopes that her story can touch and inspire others. After having had a chance to tell her tale, Teera wants to keep helping people. She finds inspiration in the talent that she sees in the people around her. She wants to encourage these people to do everything that they can with these talents, and to live up to their potential; to trust in God’s plan for them.

    Book Excerpt
    Sri Lanka was not always a place to escape from. In many ways, I wish I never had to leave. But I did, and that’s another story that I’m only beginning to address. When I was growing up, Sri Lanka was paradise. It was home, and I didn’t know anything outside of the little teardrop shaped island off the coast of India that we called Ceylon. 

    It is customary where I come from to name the home that your family resides in. A lot of families would proudly display the name of their first-born son somewhere near the door. Others would display religious tributes or anything else that might be relevant to their household. My family’s home has a wooden sign with the name “Sea Breeze” carved into it, a tribute to both the ocean we lived on, and the safe serenity that home granted our family.


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    The story was amazing and the writer did an excellent job by practically painting pictures with words. The book was interesting to read, there was not a dull moment. Even though many of the events in the book were horrific, the writer kept the tone hopeful.I love that the end of the book speaks of forgiving people who cause you pain but, also not giving up on life and trusting that God is able to restore whatever you lose. I gave you a 5 star rating because it was truly well deserved. --Aisha

    Scriptures make it clear that life is a journey but for us it isn’t a journey in the secular sense. Our journey is not competitive– on this journey we endeavour to trace the footsteps of Jesus, who is the WAY  “I am the way, the truth & the life” John 14:6;The goal is what Jesus promised us – “I go to prepare a place for you...” John 14:3;  The journey is one of love, it is a supportive journey. We encourage each other on the way, we help those who have fallen, we enrich them spiritually through God’s Word and uphold them physically as Jesus taught through the parable of “The Good Samaritan” who at great risk for himself, came to the aid of the man who was attacked by robbers... Luke 10:25-37
    The greatest assurance we all have is the promise of Jesus...“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 ..Unlike the ways of the world where revenge is the answer to wrongdoing, our loving God forgives & does not wait for us to come to Him when we realize our wrongs, repent & turn to Him. Jesus taught us that God will come with open arms to meet us on our way back..“Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants. And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him”Luke 15:11-32.  (As Jesus clarified in the parable of the “Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32)
    God has a plan for our journey & when we are in tune with Him, we will stay on track, fulfil our calling & reach the goal he has set for us...“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11
    Arthur Jayasundera

    Sadly, the thinking in the world today is based mostly on selfishness & self-gain. The motivation of many appears to be - “What’s in it for me?” or “How can I push forward to the top?” if we are always self-focused wondering how we can benefit & grab the best of everything, our thoughts will be shallow & indifferent to the needs & sufferings of others. The Bible teaches us the opposite, God’s Word makes it abundantly clear that instead of looking out only for our good, we should be looking out for ways to be a blessing to others. It’s amazing how a word of encouragement or a thoughtful deed can change the direction in people’s lives & lift their spirits. When we reach out in faith to share someone’s burden, we not only give them hope but we witness to the love of God and it brings a special joy to our loves as well...“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35

     God has blessed each of us with gifts, these gifts are not to be used selfishly neither are they given to remain wrapped up for later. God has called us to live in a way which will bring glory to His name...“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:14-16

     Wouldn’t it be great if we all started the day with the thought.. “What can I do to make a difference for good in the life of someone today”...“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” 1 Peter 4:10
    “Put a little love in your heart....And the world will be a better place”
    Love & Blessings
    A J

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    Jiménez, Tomás R. Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration, and Identity. 2010.  Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
    *Distinguished Book Award - American Sociological Association’s Section on Latino/Latina Sociology, 2011*
    Unlike the wave of immigration that came through Ellis Island and then subsided, immigration to the United States from Mexico has been virtually uninterrupted for one hundred years. In this vividly detailed book, Tomás R. Jiménez takes us into the lives of later-generation descendents of Mexican immigrants, asking for the first time how this constant influx of immigrants from their ethnic homeland has shaped their assimilation. His nuanced investigation of this complex and little-studied phenomenon finds that continuous immigration has resulted in a vibrant ethnicity that later-generation Mexican Americans describe as both costly and beneficial. Replenished Ethnicity sheds new light on America's largest ethnic group, making it must reading for anyone interested in how immigration is changing the United States.

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    From Library Journal

    These poems are marked with the powerful but idiosyncratic influence of Marianne Moore, whose unique style is echoed in Ryan's elliptically compressed syntax and high-toned ironic stance ("There is such a thing as/too much tolerance/for unpleasant situations,/a time when the gentle/teasing out of threads/ceases to be pleasing/to a woman born for conquest." But unlike Moore, who knew how to modulate her astringency, Ryan's cramped syllabics have a monotonous density that too often mistakes sound for sense: "Green was the first color/to get out of the water,/leaving the later blue/and preceding yellow/which had to follow/because of fall." Occasionally, there is a clever charm in her descriptions. A garden snake is "born sans puff or rattle/he counts on persiflage/in battle"). Overall, however, these poems are derivative and lacking in substance. Not recommended.
    Christine Stenstrom, Shea & Gould Law Lib., New York
    Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.


    An American original. --The Yale Review<br /><br />Fine poems that inspire us with poetry's greatest gifts: the music of language and the force of wisdom. --Annie Dillard<br /><br />I cannot recommend it highly enough. --Jane Hirshfield

    I cannot recommend it highly enough. --Jane Hirshfield

    An American original. --The Yale Review

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    An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there,To Live tells the epic story of one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a rich landlord to an honorable and kindhearted peasant.

    After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of flinty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

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    Name: Paul DeBlassie III
    Book Title: The Unholy
    Genre: Paranormal Thriller
    Publisher: Sunstone Press

    About The Unholy
     "A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, the Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision." 

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    Guest Post by Paul DeBlassie III

    One of the most terrifying things about being a writer is that if I’m going to write a true story that resonates with my audience I have to live it out. It has to have been a part of my life. Since I write thrillers and  dark fantasy, that means that dark forces that have been at play in my life or are presently in the works can be quite overwhelming. This is not a hands off enterprise. Writing cuts to the core of my life and life experience, relationships, profession, dream, and nightmares. If I could only research stuff from a distance and then write in a compelling way about that, that would be one thing; but as it is I have to live this out. The story is a living breathing thing within my life before it hits the page, and then once its on the page, and then on from there. 

    The Unholy is about terrifying religious encounters. This is something that I was raised with, fought my own battles about, treated people for clinically, and finally found that I was smack dab in the middle of writing a story that could not be stopped. It had to come out. Frightening, very frightening to live this close to one’s work. There were times that it effected my family, and I had to wonder whether I should withdraw; but we all talked and I had their support. I have it now. The arms of creativity stretch long and influence oneself and others who are in the emotional and psychic vortex of one’s existence. The energy, the psychological amalgam, of this is so intense and persuasive that nothing short of challenging and amazing can be said to even faintly describe it.

    Author Paul DeBlassie III
    PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion. 


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    About Chatur

    CHATUR is a hilarious and entertaining picture book written in Hindi (also with Hindi phonetics) for kids.
    CHATUR is a wise laundry man. MAND is a loyal, reliable, albeit sluggish, partner in Chatur’s trade. He is a lazy donkey whose mantra is “Na Na Na hum to aaram karenge!”

    Chatur’s ambition and Mand’s attitude doesn’t blend well. So Chatur comes up with a wise plan to reverse his fortune. He brings ATAL the elephant to do Mand’s job.
    The plan starts out well and it did reverse his fortune substantially, but How?

    Read Chatur(Hindi) a comical and fun read for kids. It is sure to tickle your funny bones. Bright illustrations are sure to engage readers. Chatur has a humorous theme with a subtle message and young readers not only have a laugh, but towards the end connect with each character and sympathize with them.
    The book is written in Hindi script and also in Hindi phonetics to make it easy for everyone to read.

    Book Information:

    Title of Book: Chatur (Hindi)

    Link to photo of book cover (an attachment is fine):

    ISBN:  978-0-99-03178-0-7

    Genre: Children’s Picture Book

    Publisher: Kommuru Books

    Publication Date: September 2014

    # of Pages: 28

    Title is available at Amazon

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    Book Excerpt

    Yeh kahani hai Chatur dhobhi aur mand gadha ki. Aalsi Mand ka naara hai "NaNa hum to aaram karenge" aur Chatur ki nazar sirf taraki par hai. Jab Mand ka tevar chatur ko khatakne laga, to usne dikhai apni chaturai. Kya chatur ko apni chaturai mehnga padega?

    This is a story about Chatur, the Dhobhi and Mand the donkey. Chatur is smart and progressive by nature and his Lazy donkey Mand's answer to any request was "No No No, I gotta take it easy". Chatur realized that his success is limited by Mand's attitude, So Chatur thought of a smart idea, will it work or will it hit him back?

    About Sujata & Subhash Kommuru
    Subhash and Sujata hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself. Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea! These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.
    Our Goal
    Our goal is to introduce kids to Indian culture one story at a time and along the way have some fun. While stories are primarily written in Hindi they are tastefully being narrated in English as well, while maintaing the essence and moral.
    Our Promise
    Our promise is to write sensible stories with a moral to them.

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    The Book of Zev Book Tour
    Can a New York City cab driver and a beautiful private chef prevent a fanatical Middle Eastern dignitary from blowing up the United Nations and launching a nuclear attack on Israel in less time than it took God to create the world?

    “Sometimes a woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do. A Sharp psychological thriller of high intellect about a woman making some hard choices for the right reasons to stop an international catastrophe.”
    --Omar Tyree, New York Times Bestselling author of The Traveler: Welcome to Dubai


    The Book of Zev Synopsis 

    The Book of Zev is a black-comedy thriller that tells the story of two gentle people who change the course of history. Zev Bronfman, a strapping 32-year old-virgin, angry atheist, refugee from a religious Jewish life, and former engineer for the U.S. Patent Office in Alexandria, Virginia, drives a cab and sleeps around in New York City. After a bitter divorce, Sarah Hirshbaum, a beautiful, redheaded, depressed, God-hating kosher chef, seesaws between yoga and too much red wine. Independently, the two consult the same psychic who inadvertently sends Sarah Zev’s session tape. When Sarah contacts Zev to pick up the recording, a series of events forces them to connect with a powerful terrorist in order to thwart his plans to destroy the UN and Israel.

    Click here to read an Excerpt of The Book of Zev  

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    About the Book
    ·  Paperback: 298 pages
    ·  Publisher: Koehler Books (December 1, 2014)
    ·  Language: English
    ·  ISBN-10: 1940192781
    ·  ISBN-13: 978-1940192789
    ·  Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches 

    About Marilyn Horowitz 

    Author Marilyn Horowitz  
    Marilyn Ida Horowitz is a producer, writing coach, and award-winning professor of screenwriting at New York University. From her books on her trademarked writing system—now standard reading at NYU—to her appearances at Screenwriters World and The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest, Marilyn has guided the careers of literally hundreds of writers. She is currently featured in the Now Write! Screenwriting Anthology (Tarcher/Penguin) and in the upcoming The Expert Success Solution (Morgan James). Her production credits include And Then Came Love (2007), starring Vanessa Williams.

    Follow Marilyn at her website, 


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    About the Book 

    The Magic of Friendship Book Tour
    BABBAR is a fierce and mean tiger who cannot tolerate anyone, but he is lonely and sad. HASMUKH is a funny donkey but gets scared of everyone. When the Magic of friendship touches them see how it transforms not only their characters but also transforms the whole environment around them.
    The Magic of friendship is a hilarious, action packed entertaining story. There are scary moments, celebration and comical moments. While the core focus of the story is about friendship it has elements of Father son bonding and family values as well. 

    Book gives plenty of opportunity for parents to entertain kids with their own version of animal noises. And bright and interactive illustrations is sure to leave a mark on eyes.

    This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will show the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly, one who is lonely and never really had the gift of laughter. 

    Book Excerpt 

    A flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? 

    Title is available at Amazon
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    Title of Book: The Magic of Friendship
    ISBN:  9-7-80-99031781-4
    Genre: Children's Picture Book
    Publisher: Kommuru Books
    Publication Date: September 2014
    # of Pages: 40

    Guest Post 

    Life in the First Draft - In one word writing ‘The Magic of Friendship’ was cool! Right from get go this story I knew it deep inside is going to be a hit. One afternoon my son went to sleep and I haven’t written a story for him for a long time. He has been asking for a new story for a while by then. So during afternoon I sat back and all I had in my mind was a tiger and a donkey as characters. I focused on these two animals and was thinking they are so much opposite but what can they possibly teach other. What can happen when you bring them in front of each other? Well in real life you obviously know what would happen Jbut when you think of such opposite figures and what can they do for a meaningful story it is amazing read. 

    When writing the story I did not have ‘magic’ in mind in fact there is no magician in the book. Magic is true to this book not only on how it came together in the form that it is and also its about how two characters change each other’s lives without actually changing themselves. When you think of it, it’s a learning lesson not just for kids but for everyone. You need not change you can be exactly opposite of the other and yet see a transformation. 

    Core of the story never really changed after that afternoon when I first wrote ‘The Magic of Friendship’. But before it took shape of a book, I added quite a few characters which play supporting role in this book. Initially the book was just focused on Babbar the tiger and Hasmukh the donkey and story was in first person tone. But then I introduced the geese as assisting characters and changed tone of the story to be one of third person. And these assisting characters actually did more than just filling gaps in story they actually move story in a different pace, they are curtain opener and also close the story and they actually bring family values and a multi-generational relationship on focus. 

    I totally loved writing this book and I guarantee that anyone reading ‘The Magic of friendship’, old or young, men or women, boy or girl, will love it and will be entertained throughout. 

    About Sujata & Subhash Kommuru

    Subhash and Sujata hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself. Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea! These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.

    Our Goal
    Our goal is to introduce kids to Indian culture one story at a time and along the way have some fun. While stories are primarily written in Hindi they are tastefully being narrated in English as well, while maintaining the essence and moral.

    Our Promise
    Our promise is to always write sensible story with some moral to them.

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     from a book to a film photography (movie ;))

    An airborne Boeing 747 is headed to London when, without any warning, passengers mysteriously disappear from their seats. Terror and chaos slowly spread not only through the plane but also worldwide as unusual events continue to unfold. For those who have been left behind, the apocalypse has just begun.
    A repackage of the New York Times best-selling novel Left Behind.

    directed by Vic Sarin
    Produced by Joe Goodman
    Paul Lalonde
    Peter Lalonde
    Ralph Winter
    Written by Reverend Tim LaHaye
    Jerry B. Jenkins
    Alan B. McElroy
    Paul Lalonde
    Joe Goodman
    Starring Kirk Cameron
    Brad Johnson
    Gordon Currie
    Janaya Stephens
    Clarence Gilyard, Jr.
    Chelsea Noble
    Colin Fox
    Music by James Covell
    Cinematography George Tirl
    Edited by Michael Pacek
    Namesake Entertainment
    Distributed by Cloud Ten Pictures
    Release dates
    • October 31, 2000 (video)
    • February 2, 2001 (theatrical)
    Running time 96 minutes
    Country Canada
    United States
    Language English
    Budget $4 million
    Box office $4,224,065

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    Adelita's Secret Book Tour

    Today, we're shining the book spotlight on a young adult fantasy novel, Adelita’s Secret thanks to Rebecca's Writing Services. Christopher Cloud is an award winning novelist with his collection of young adult novels.  

    About Adelita’s Secret 
    Lost in a superficial world of materialism and social status—and ashamed of her Latino heritage—seventeen-year-old Adelita Noé is loved by two men, two men separated by a hundred years and vastly different stations in life. One man owns little more than the shirt on his back. The other, a poet at heart, is heir to a vast fortune. Their love for Adelita serves as the backdrop for the Latino girl’s quest to better understand herself and her Mexican roots.

    Read Chapter 1 – 4 on Amazon

    Title: Adelita’s Secret
    Author: Christopher Cloud
    Genre: young adult fantasy romance
    Title is available at Amazon kindle or paperback
    Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble

    Q: Christopher, Do you have any advice for new writers/authors?
    There’s an old adage in the writing business that insists writers should write what they know. Twenty-years ago that was true, but not today. The availability of the Internet affords writers the luxury of writing in-depth on any subject. Your story may require a great deal of research, but if you’re willing to invest the time, the Internet allows a writer to qualify himself/herself as an expert on any subject. The Internet has eliminated those long, exhausting trips to the library, and outshines even the Ancient Library of Alexandria.

    Q: What are your writing tips for others?
    Don’t be afraid, at first, to write poorly. All writers, from Stephen King to Mark Twain, have written stories they’re not particularly proud of.  These stories are usually shoved to the back burner awaiting a serious rewrite. Most never see the light of day. I look back over stories I wrote in college and cringe, they are so poorly written. But that’s how writers improve. There can be no success without a few failures. We cannot all be a Truman Capote, who is said never to have received a rejection letter. 

    Q: Tell us a little about your next book or writing project.         
    At the moment, I’m between novels. I have established a few criteria for all of my novels, and my next is no exception. The story must be either middle-grade or young adult and have some social relevance. I've boiled my story ideas down to three candidates.

    About Christopher Cloud
    Author Christopher Cloud  
    Award winning author Christopher Cloud began writing fiction full time after a long career in journalism and public relations. He writes middle-grade and young adult novels..Cloud graduated from the University of Missouri in 1967 with a degree in journalism. He has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist at newspapers in Texas, California, and Missouri. He was employed by a Fortune 100 company as a public relations executive, and later operated his own public relations agency. Cloud attended high school in Japan, and lives in Joplin, Missouri. His website Is:

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    About the author:
    Preeti Shenoy is an author and artist. She believes life is the biggest teacher. She is an avid blogger, whose poetry has also been published. This book is her second published work.
    My thoughts on the book:
    So we have the protagonist, Ankita. She’s a 20 something girl who seems to have issues from the past that haunts her present. In the prologue, we start with her sitting on a chair outside the doctor’s office, mulling over how they’ve come a long way to get her treated. Now that start is perfect. It’s that conflict that pushes the story toward an ending, and makes the reader wonder why she’s at a doctor’s office in the first place. But then, in the next paragraph, it appears as if the protagonist is still traveling to the doctor’s office. And we’re taken through a drive. Major confusion here and that doesn’t do the story good.
    The story begins as a flashback. We’re shown letters that Ankita sends to Vaibhav and Vaibhav’s reply. As the story moves, we come to know that Ankita’s parents are very old-school (for the lack of a better term) and don’t approve of her being with other guys, even if in a group, or allow her friends who are boys to call her at home. So they begin to sneak around, doing what they can to stay in touch. Guess love is like that.
    The story moves to Ankita’s life at college. This part of the story goes well. It’s kind of like settling in, finding new friends, etc.She gets elected into the school’s office bearers group. The campaign part is fun too. The story goes smoothly till the second guy comes into the picture. Abhi, the guy who she meets at an inter-collegiate event, begins to woo her. Now, good for her part that she tries to tell Abhi about Vaibhav and stuff, but if she is really in love, then it feels really strange that she’d start feeling for Abhi so suddenly. Especially with her talking to Vaibhav and pretending all is well all along. Fast forward and Abhi proposes that Ankita stay in the same city and college so their relationship continues, but Ankita refuses because her parents would not understand, and more so because she’s got into the best college in another city. She even refuses to guarantee that she’ll stay in touch with him because she felt it silly. (If she could stay in touch with, and sneak calls with Vaibhav earlier, this casual brush off for someone who was right near to her and who she “loved” felt very out of character.) The events that follow leave a big mark on her, and she leaves the city on a sad note.
    From this point, and her new college life for her Masters degree, the turnaround in her character is quite stunning. She becomes very, maybe even too competitive, and starts seeking perfection. She has affections for one of her new classmates, and kisses him. When her academics seem to be going well, her parents find her “love letters” and turn on her. In front of her, they burn the letters. From here, her mind cracks and she begins to lose it. The problems arise and she leaves going to college. Her parents take her to psychiatrists to try and solve her problem, even trying to force her to return to college. She’s taken to NMHI where she finds someone who’s willing to listen to her, understand her problems and help her get past them. And we move to the ending which culminates it all.
    What I liked in the story is the simple language and narration. It’s a quick read if you have some time on your hands. It’s inspiring to the extent that it tells you problems are temporary and you can get past them if you believe. Yes, the story does have elements of a love story, but it isn’t completely one.
    What I didn’t like in the story is that you are left much confused. The prologue is conflicting, and the characters very shallow. It’s difficult to think that when your daughter is excelling in the field she’s chosen, any parent would react in that cut-throat way to finding a love letter that HAS a date and is known that it’s long back and target their daughter’s mind health, no matter how strict they are. You don’t get to know why Ankita begins to lose her mind suddenly, if it’s one thing or a combination of different things. The title is only justified with an epilogue that happens fifteen years later. You start to think the plot somewhat quarter or half way into it, so knowing what might happen leaves you disappointed, and also makes our feeling of sadness or sympathy with the protagonist less.
    Overall, I think this is a one-time read. I can’t for the life of me figure out why the book is as popular as it is. I don’t think it is a bad book, but it’s confusing why it is titled so. It’s a really nice message, I agree, but the story doesn’t bring it out like it needs to.

    Rated 5/10
    Rated 5/10
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    Title: Life Is What You Make It
    Author: Preeti Shenoy
    ISBN: 9789380349305
    Genre: Romance
    Publishers: Srishti Publishers
    Price: Rs. 100

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    By A.J. on March 19, 2003
    Format: Mass Market Paperback

    As one of the great astronomer-writers of the Twentieth Century, Carl Sagan was extraordinarily communicative with the non-scientific public, able and willing to take the time and trouble to break down the mysteries of the universe into comprehensible fragments. The purpose of this book, which can be considered a companion to the acclaimed television series, is to explain what we know about the universe from a cosmological perspective and why we need to know more about it.
    Physicists often talk of the unity of the branches of physics: the interrelation and application of mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and optics to the motion of everything from galaxies to subatomic particles. Similarly, Sagan's major theme is the unity of cosmology with the natural and physical sciences that define what we know about the Earth. Does the stifling, carbon dioxide-choked atmosphere of Venus imply anything about the greenhouse effect on Earth? Was a nearby cosmic explosion called a supernova indirectly responsible for the disappearance of the dinosaurs? What would be the biological consequences for the survivors of a global nuclear war? The answers to these questions are vital to the continuation of life as we know it.
    Sagan also identifies cosmology with its own history. He lavishes reverent detail on the ancient Greek and Alexandrian study of the stars and planetary motions, the pioneering work by the Renaissance scientists Brahe, Kepler, Copernicus, Huygens, and others, and the men who revolutionized science with the formulation of laws of motion, Newton and Einstein.
    The scope of "Cosmos" is tremendous, from the farthest expanses of the universe containing a hundred billion galaxies in addition to our own Milky Way, at the end of a spiraling arm of which our solar system is located; down to the lone electron circling the nucleus of a hydrogen atom, the most plentiful single entity in the cosmos and the source of everything we know, love, and are. In between there is discussion of the unmanned spacecraft expeditions to investigate "our" planets: Mars with its boulder-strewn, desert-like terrain; the gaseous giant Jupiter; Io, a Jovian moon of incredible redness, spotted with volcanic orifices and resembling an unappealing sauce-covered meatball; Saturn with its ice rings. Would these worlds contain life? Using what we know about the evolution of life on Earth, Sagan hypothesizes how different types of lifeforms might develop on worlds with different environments.
    Even a casual interest in cosmology requires a fascination with astronomical distances and unthinkably long spans of time in which a human lifetime is but a blink of an eye. However, Sagan seems to write also for those who would rather relate cosmic arcana to familiar terms, and in this sense he is a grand entertainer: A thought experiment that provides a simple but fanciful illustration of the concept of black holes uses the tea party scene in "Alice in Wonderland" as a setting. "Cosmos" neither complicates unnecessarily nor insults your intelligence; very few "popular" science books will capture your imagination so well.

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    The Unholy Book Tour   

    About The Unholy
     "A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, the Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision." 

    Guest Post by Paul DeBlassie 

    The stronger the character in terms of the capacity for both love and rage the more compelling they are and it is in this that the true character is birthed. Love and rage are in essence the nests in which the characters are cared for and nourished and then allowed to fly free. 

    I find that I must dip into my own capacity for primal feelings of love and rage in order to discover that aspect of myself that is like the character, has been like or felt like the character feels in the situation. 

    It’s critical to always allow this to move the story forward and not get stuck by over thinking the character, to just hit and go into the emotional life of the character and let the character then tell me what he or she wants to express. The rage in particular can be horrifying because of our human capacity to inflict injury on others or society. 

    To express this on the page leaves me feeling vulnerable yet also true to myself within this dimension of storytelling. It’s mind boggling for me to experience the rage of the character and what the character like Archbishop William Anarch in The Unholy wants to do and does to innocent human beings. 

    Claire Sanchez, the medicine woman, on the other hand needs to find rage, a healthy aggression, that has gone awry in Anarch, and only by doing this, if she can, will she potentially be able to discover the strength to fight the powerful archbishop.   

    Book Excerpt from The Unholy
    As she ran forward, out of nowhere the two crows flew at her, scraping the air near her face with their sharp talons. Fists clenched, she struck out at one and grabbed at the other. They flew up, circled overhead, then dove, talons flaring. Unmoving, Claire placed her hands by her side and held their gaze. They fluttered above her head for a minute, then left. Claire turned and saw an eagle soaring—a healer’s spirit manifestation. Medicine women said it came only when needed, when danger lurked.

    Frantically tugging away bush, bramble, and cacti, she uncovered the mouth of the seventh cave and stepped in. She had the feeling somebody was watching.

    Her eyes adjusted and she made out the contour of something. Squinting, she stooped and touched what seemed to be a circle of stones and charred, cold logs. She stood up and pulled back. A bat flew at her. She waved it away.

    She stopped, waited for her breathing to slow, and, stepping sideways, touched the walls of the cave. They were damp and the stink of blood and guts was everywhere. Using the hard surfaces as a guide, her fingertips suddenly brushed through a hollow space roughly the size of a human body.

    Book Information
    Name: Paul DeBlassie III
    Book Title: The Unholy
    Genre: Paranormal Thriller
    Publisher: Sunstone Press


    About the Author
    Author Paul DeBlassie  
    PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion. 

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    Life along the Illinois RiverHardcover– October 31, 2008

    Editorial Reviews


    "A work of love ... this is a book you'll continue to be drawn to, irresistibly."--IllinoisTimes 

    Book Description

    The Illinois River flows through the heart of Illinois, beginning in the northeast of the state at the confluence of the Kankakee River and the Des Plaines River in Will County and extending 270 miles to the southwest, where it joins the Mississippi River at Grafton in Jersey County. Many people depend on this river for their livelihoods, and many more are drawn to its waters as an escape for recreation, sport, and reflection.
    This collection of photographs offers intimate insight into the Illinois River, spanning its entire length and illustrating the river throughout all seasons. Evoking moods that are by turns meditative, practical, and quirkily playful, the ninety photographs in this volume compose a portrait of the Illinois River with a face that is transformed throughout every hour of the day. Photojournalist David Zalaznik captures the spirit of people at work and at play on the river, as well as the quiet beauty of the flora and fauna that make the river a natural retreat. Guiding the reader through the unique communities built along the river’s shores--from Ottawa and Morris to Peoria and Chillicothe, from Lacon and Bath to Kampsville and Grafton, as well as many others--the photographs convey the sense of spontaneity, discovery, and celebration felt by people who live near or visit this great gift of nature.
    Life along the Illinois River is a gracious portrait of a river that unites humanity and nature, and it offers a new vision of the Illinois River’s vitality and its role in our lives. The book also includes a short introduction by the photographer and a foreword by Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn.

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    2014 Movie
    Selma is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin...
    • November 11, 2014
    • Historical drama
    • Ava DuVernay
    • 128 mins
    • $13,500,000
    • $20,000,000


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      Produced by 

      Nik Bower ... executive producer
      Christian Colson ... producer
      Ava DuVernay ... executive producer
      Dede Gardner ... producer
      Paul Garnes ... executive producer
      Kiran Bhakta Joshi ... executive producer
      Jeremy Kleiner ... producer
      Cameron McCracken ... executive producer
      Diarmuid McKeown ... executive producer
      Nan Morales ... executive producer
      Brad Pitt ... executive producer
      Oprah Winfrey ... producer

      Cinematography by 

      Bradford Young

      Film Editing by 

      Spencer Averick

      Casting By 

      Aisha Coley

      Art Direction by 

      Kim Jennings

      Set Decoration by 

      Elizabeth Keenan

      Costume Design by 

      Ruth E. Carter

      Makeup Department 

      Louisa V. Anthony ... hair stylist
      Pierce Austin ... key hair stylist
      Andrea C. Brotherton ... third hair stylist
      Char Coats-Crump ... makeup artist
      Theresa A. Fleming ... background hair
      Melissa Forney ... hair department head
      Myke Michaels ... special makeup effects artist
      Seleena Miller ... makeup artist
      Judy Murdock ... key makeup artist
      Bill Myer ... special makeup effects artist
      Fawn Ortega ... makeup artist
      Travis Pates ... special makeup effects artist
      Beverly Jo Pryor ... makeup department head
      Kellie Robinson ... makeup artist
      Keitric Starks ... makeup artist

      Production Management 

      Paul Garnes ... unit production manager
      Cheryl Miller ... production supervisor
      Tim Pedegana ... post-production supervisor

      Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

      Christopher Blackmore ... additional second assistant director
      Christy Busby ... second assistant director
      Myron Hoffert ... first assistant director
      Rebecca Rogers ... Additional 2nd AD
      Lisandra Soto ... additional assistant director
      David Waters ... second assistant director

      Art Department 

      Hunter Barcroft ... property assistant
      Sam Carter ... set dresser
      Marcus Cooley ... on-set dresser
      Scott Dougan ... assistant art director
      Christopher Ferris ... construction coordinator
      Brenda Findley ... art department coordinator
      Carol Francoso ... on set painter
      Erick Garibay ... assistant property master
      Nick Gjoka ... set dresser
      Charlie Guanci III ... armorer
      Julia Heymans ... assistant set decorator
      Erica Hohf ... art researcher
      April Hopkins ... assistant property master
      Lauri Lannan ... set decoration coordinator
      Joel Messamore ... props
      Robin L. Miller ... property master
      Rob Nagy ... art department assistant
      John J. Passanante ... key scenic painter
      Jessie Pellegrino ... set decoration coordinator
      Daniel F. Simmons ... set dresser
      Jason Sweers ... lead graphic designer
      Wendy Weaver ... set decorating buyer: LA

      Sound Department 

      Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
      Bobbi Banks ... adr: editor
      Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist
      Willie D. Burton ... sound mixer
      Aaron 'Cujo' Cooley ... boom operator
      William R. Dean ... sound effects editor
      Jorge Del Valle ... sound utility
      Samuel Ejnes ... mix technician
      Paul Hackner ... sound effects editor
      Lauren Hadaway ... dialogue editor
      Shane Hayes ... adr mixer
      Greg Hedgepath ... supervising sound editor
      Andy Koyama ... sound re-recording mixer
      Kory Kruckenberg ... pro tools engineer
      Hank Martin ... sound utility
      Chris Navarro ... adr mixer
      Gretchen Thoma ... foley artist
      David A. Whittaker ... dialogue editor
      Antony Zeller ... foley mixer

      Special Effects by 

      Caius Man ... special effects coordinator
      Scott Willis ... special effects foreman (as Sparky Willis)

      Visual Effects by 

      Scott Anderson ... visual effects editor
      Bijay Awale ... senior roto artist
      Vishal Baikar ... lead visual effects artist
      Wayne Billheimer ... visual effects executive producer: ILM
      Pranav Bookare ... digital artist
      Justin Tatsuo Chan ... visual effects production coordinator: ILM
      Nikhil Chawale ... digital artist
      Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
      Benjamin Conner ... compositor
      Unmesh Desai ... digital artist
      Jyoti Bhalchandra Deshpande ... visual effects production manager
      Ankit Dhanorkar ... digital artist
      Ganesh Durgade ... lead visual effects artist
      Gus Duron ... digital opticals editor
      Mathias Frodin ... digital compositor
      Nathan Grubbs ... digital compositor
      Chase Handley ... visual effects coordinator
      T.C. Harrison ... digital artist: Industrial Light & Magic
      Dipesh K.P. ... project lead
      Aman Khadgi ... roto artist
      Susan MacLeod ... visual effects supervisor
      Gyanendra Maharjan ... roto artist
      Rajeev Maharjan ... roto artist
      Roshan Maharjan ... roto artist
      Suroj Maharjan ... roto artist
      Ajoo Manandhar ... roto artist
      Shira Mandel ... digital compositor
      Kumar Mohan ... digital artist
      Amitav Nakarmi ... visual effects producer
      Manesh Nepali ... roto artist
      Jeff Penick ... digital compositor
      Prasanna Pradhan ... roto artist
      Sushil Rai ... roto artist
      Yasodha Rai ... visual effects coordinator
      Lauren Ritchie ... visual effects producer
      Sandeep Shahi ... roto artist
      Anup Shakya ... visual effects supervisor
      D.J. Shea ... compositor
      Josh Shuman ... senior compositor
      Dane Allan Smith ... visual effects producer: Daneiam
      Charuhas Sonar ... visual effects producer
      Dottie Starling ... visual effects supervisor
      Prajwal Tamrakar ... roto artist
      Bob Tingle ... video assist/vtr playback
      Jenon Kaji Tuladhar ... data wrangler
      Yogeshwar Yoge ... digital artist


      Nadej k Bailey ... stunts
      Raven-Danielle Baker ... stunt performer
      Brent Bernhard ... stunt double: Brandon O'Dell
      Shellita Boxie ... stunt performer (stunt performer)
      Scheryl W Brown ... stunt performer
      Jwaundace Candece ... stunts
      Donny Carrington ... stunt performer
      Tye Claybrook Jr. ... stunt double: LaKeith Lee Stanfield (as Jimmie Lee Jackson)
      Alan D'Antoni ... stunt rigger
      Keith Davis ... stunts
      Jazzy Ellis ... stunts
      Nicholas Hayner ... stunt performer
      John Herndon ... stunts
      Mark Hicks Jr. ... stunt performer / stunts
      Damita Jane Howard ... stunt performer
      Mikeria Howard ... stunts
      Floyd Anthony Johns Jr. ... stunts
      Josh Lakatos ... stunt performer
      Scott Loeser ... stunt performer
      Tim McAdams ... stunt double: Cager Lee
      Keith Meriweather ... stunt performer
      Kevin Morgan ... stunts
      Josh Mueller ... utility stunts
      Dan B. Norris ... stunts
      Blake Pocquette ... Comanche stunts
      Ryan Robertson ... stunt marcher
      Cody Robinson ... stunt player
      Jeremy Sample ... stunt coordinator
      Trinity Simone ... stunts
      Greg Sproles ... stunt performer
      Christopher Tardieu ... stunt performer
      Todd Rogers Terry ... stunt performer
      Tommie Turvey ... stunt performer / stunts (as Tommie Turvey) / stunts
      Todd Warren ... stunts

      Camera and Electrical Department 

      Chris Birdsong ... key grip
      Steven Cueva ... first assistant camera: A Camera 2nd Unit
      Joe Elrom ... digital imaging technician
      Christian Epps ... gaffer
      Matt Evans ... additional loader
      Stanley Fernandez Jr. ... First assistant: "a" cam
      Patrick D. Fields ... grip
      Jordan Francais ... electrician
      Bob Gorelick ... additional camera operator / steadicam operator
      Andrew Hoehn Jr. ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
      Paige Jarvis ... best boy grip
      Bess Johnson ... digital utility
      Carl M. Johnson ... best boy / electric
      Justin Yardley Jones ... key rigging grip
      Dan Marrero ... phantom tech
      Hanna McGugan ... lighting programmer
      David McLendon ... lighting technician
      Atsushi Nishijima ... still photographer
      Tom Novell ... lighting technician
      Jamie Pair ... additional second assistant
      Allen Robinson ... rigging grip (as Allen Christopher Robinson)
      Scott Sealock ... best boy rigging grip
      Griff Thomas ... additional digital imaging technician / phantom technician
      Ken Woodbury ... "a" dolly grip

      Casting Department 

      Brandon Blevins ... extras casting assistant
      Bradley Clark ... extras casting associate
      Chad Darnell ... location casting associate
      Juliana Finch ... extras casting assistant
      Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
      Cierra Harris ... extras casting assistant
      Daniel Jarvie ... casting: extras scout
      Matt Jones ... extras casting associate
      Msaada Nia ... casting assistant
      Belle Eseoghene Omabele ... casting assistant
      Robyn Owen ... associate casting director
      LaQuanda Plantt ... extras casting assistant
      Justice Singleton ... casting assistant (as Jennah Singleton)
      Cynthia Stillwell ... location casting
      Renee' Williams ... extras casting assistant

      Costume and Wardrobe Department 

      Ricardo Richard Alvarez ... key costumer BG
      Zina Arthur ... tailor
      Derron Cherry ... tailor
      Jim Alan Cook ... costumer
      Mercedes Cook ... set costumer
      Terrance Harris ... wardrobe assistant
      Dana Kay Hart ... costume supervisor
      Nhu-Anh Le ... Background Coordinator (as Annie Le)
      Barbara Marko ... Head Fitter / key fitter
      Kevin Mayes ... head tailor
      Frances McCorkle ... costumer
      Gertrude Moore ... tailor
      Christopher Opopo ... set costumer
      Paul A. Simmons Jr. ... assistant costume designer
      Sanford Slepak ... key costumer
      Icy White ... costumer

      Editorial Department 

      Paul E. Alderman ... first assistant editor
      Eileen Godoy ... digital intermediate producer
      Lashawn McGhee ... second assistant editor
      Chris McGuire ... assistant editor
      Mitch Paulson ... supervising digital colorist
      Amy Pawlowski ... digital intermediate editor
      Stephen Regnier ... digital workflow technician: EC3 - EFILM
      Scott Salamon ... dailies producer
      Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant
      Ed Twiford ... colorist: dailies
      Nicholas Winkelmann ... dailies operator
      Ava DuVernay ... rewrite (unconfirmed) (uncredited)

      Music Department 

      Clint Bennett ... additional music editor / music editor
      Mark Bächle ... orchestrator
      Teese Gohl ... orchestrator
      Joel Iwataki ... music scoring mixer
      Phil McGowan ... score mixing recordist
      Tracy McKnight ... Executive Score Producer
      Jason Moran ... composer: theme music
      Julie Pearce ... music editor
      Robert Puff ... music preparation
      Morgan Rhodes ... music supervisor
      David Sabee ... conductor / orchestra contractor
      Scott Tixier ... strings: violin

      Transportation Department 

      Norman J. Morton ... driver
      Sherry L. Stanley ... transportation
      Andy G. Strauss ... picture car coordinator

      Other crew 

      Rhona Alsworth ... E&O insurance
      Renetta G. Amador ... script supervisor
      Valeria Bullo ... Production Coordinator for Pathe
      Wendy Calloway ... assistant production coordinator
      Elisa Carlson ... dialect coach
      Jaan Childs ... location assistant
      Albert B. Cooper IV ... location scout
      Ian Crockett ... post production accountant
      Lauren Elizabeth Cummings ... production assistant
      Gaia Elkington ... assistant: Christian Colson
      Ethan D. Firestone ... production assistant
      Riley Flanagan ... set production assistant
      Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
      Erin G. Fuller ... location scout
      Liz Goldsmith ... wrangler
      Charles Guanci Jr. ... armorer
      Nicole Haas ... wrangler
      Wes Hagan ... location manager
      Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect coach: David Oyelowo, Tim Roth
      Jade A. Holmes ... travel coordinator
      Mary Jasionowski ... production accountant
      Lanaria Johnson ... set production assistant: first team
      Elisabeth Kiernan Averick ... production secretary
      Melanie Manning ... locations scout
      Kamisha McCullough ... second assistant accountant
      Timothy Mckeever ... second assistant accountant
      Carissa O'Hara ... Payroll Accountant
      Kenn Rabin ... archival producer
      Irwin M. Rappaport ... production counsel
      Hernan Rey del Castillo ... location assistant
      Len Rowles ... for: Pathé
      Ken Roy ... studio executive: New Millennium Studios
      Haley Ruth Sands ... accounts clerk
      Aric Sabin ... set production assistant
      Katherine Silva ... second assistant production accountant
      Terence V. Steele ... production assistant
      Cryselle Stewart ... assistant location manager
      Amy Stoller ... dialect coach
      Leif Tilden ... locations scout
      Chantal Turvey ... Head wrangler
      Tommie Turvey ... Horse master / wrangler
      Cynthia D. Williams ... assistant locations manager
      Lesley Wise ... Ingenious Media
      Colleen Woodcock ... for: Pathé
      Daniel Villagomez ... credits administrator (uncredited)


      Gordon Bobb ... thanks
      Rand Holston ... thanks
      Janssen Robinson ... thanks
      Nina Shaw ... thanks
      Ben Weiss ... thanks

      See also

      Release Dates|Official Sites|Box Office/Business|Company Credits|Filming Locations|Technical Specs|Literature


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    "As Popa penetrates deeper into his life, it begins to look like a Universe passing through a Universe. It is one of the most exciting things in modern poetry, to watch this journey being made."—Ted Hughes
    Building on surrealist fables and traditional folktales, personal anecdotes and the tribal myths of his Serbian homeland, Vasko Popa created one of the most original poetries of the twentieth century.

    Product Details

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    About the Author

    Vasko Popa (1922-91) was born in Vrsac in the Serbian Banat. He was elected to the Serbian Academy in 1972 and the Académie Mallarmé in Paris in 1977. He lived in Belgrade where he worked as an editor for the publishers Nolit. Morton Marcus has published ten volumes of poetry and one novel, including The Santa Cruz Mountain Poems, Pages From A Scrapbook of Immigrants, When People Could Fly, Moments Without Names: New & Selected Prose Poems, Shouting Down The Silence: Verse Poems 1988-2001 and Pursuing The Dream Bone. His latest book is Striking Through The Masks: A Literary Memoir.


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    by richard e whitelock on February 6, 2015
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    This book is just right for kids in the 1st grade through 5th or 6th. At this age, they haven't heard much about the Revolution or our Founding Fathers, so George is a great book to start with. There are lots of drawings and the reading is easy. The story is even better and books of this reading level will get the facts straight and at the same time encourage our kids to read on. Nice job, I would buy the entire series and read them to my kids at night, at least as often as I read Harry Potter to them.

    I like reading about how America looked back in the day and exactly how folks spent their time. Washington and his early days were spent as a privileged citizen. He became a very good horseman and was well respected. His early years as a military leader for the colony were not great. But he did show signs as a leader if not an expert military tactician. He was victorious 3 out of 9 major confrontations with the British. So his war record was not exactly good except for one major accomplishments- he outlasted the British and accepted their surrender at Yorktown. My 1st and 2nd graders were very disappointed that he didn't cut down the cherry tree, so I now leave that out of my presentations. The main thing they gain from this book is that America was all but "one and done" when it came to waging war and gaining their independence. But through trust and outstanding leadership, not only did Washington end the war victoriously, but he was elected our first president. And had he not attended the writing of our constitution and led the representatives, I doubt seriously that the 13 colonies, now states would have ever agreed to become the United States of America back in 1787.

    Washington was our leader. The people trusted him and followed his lead through many harrowing experiences.
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    By carla kuester on March 31, 2014
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    So fun and simple to read with a fledgling General...would recommend for all who love a true American Hero...especially those who want to impart their love for GW on the kiddos.
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    By Jennifer on March 17, 2014
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    I bought these for my third grade classroom. They are great for the biography genre and then to use for report writing. The three years I've used them so far the kids LOVED them. Easy for their reading levels, informative, and people they have heard of in their lives. They would read their own and then read other that they had heard of. Could have left these books out 1/2 year and they would have still been reading them. 

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    The Transporter Refueled
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    Theatrical release poster
    Directed by Camille Delamarre
    Produced by
    Written by
    • Luc Besson
    • Bill Collage
    • Adam Cooper
    Based on Characters
    by Luc Besson
    Robert Mark Kamen
    Music by Alexandre Azaria
    Cinematography Christophe Collette
    Edited by Julien Rey
    Distributed by EuropaCorp (Worldwide)
    Release dates
    • 4 September 2015 (United States)
    • 9 September 2015 (France)
    Running time
    96 minutes[1]
    • France
    • China
    Language English
    Budget $22 million[2]
    Box office $23.3 million[3]
    The Transporter Refueled (known as Le Transporteur Héritage in France) is an actionthriller film directed by Camille Delamarre and written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, and Luc Besson. It is the fourth film in the Transporter franchise and the first film to be distributed by EuropaCorp in North America, but features a new cast, with Ed Skrein replacing Jason Statham as the title role of Frank Martin.
    Filming began on 1 August 2014, in Paris, France. The film was released on 4 September 2015 in the United States and 9 September in France.



    Former special-operations mercenary Frank Martin is living a less perilous lifestyle than he had previously, transporting classified packages for questionable people. However, he finds himself thrust into danger again when prostitute Anna and her accomplices Gina, Maria, and Qiao orchestrate a bank robbery and kidnap Martin's father to confront and kill Arkady Karasov, a human trafficker who had victimized Anna years earlier.



    At the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, a new trilogy was announced with EuropaCorp and China's Fundamental Films co-producing and distributing the titles.[4][5] The films will likely be budgeted between €25 million and €30 million each and at least one will be shot in China.[6]Luc Besson will co-finance, distribute, produce and write all the films.[7] English actor Ed Skrein replaced Jason Statham as Frank Martin in the fourth installment of the series.[8] In March 2015, the title was changed from The Transporter Legacy to The Transporter Refueled.
    Principal photography of the film began on 1 August 2014, in Paris, France.[9][10][11][12]


    The film was previously set to be released on 6 March 2015.[9] On 5 November 2014, EuropaCorp moved the film for a 19 June 2015 release.[13] On 1 April 2015, EuropaCorp again moved the film back to a 4 September 2015.[14]


    Box office

    As of September 13, 2015, The Transporter Refueled has grossed $13.3 million in North America and $10 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $23.3 million, against a budget of $22 million.[3]

    Critical response

    The Transporter Refueled has received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 16%, based on 79 reviews, with an average rating of 3.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The Transporter Refueled has little to offer beyond a handful of decent action sequences, leaving this reboot's title feeling more like wishful thinking than a restatement of purpose."[15] On Metacritic the film has a score of 32 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[16] On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of "B-" on an A+ to F scale.[17]
    IGN awarded it a score of 7.0 out of 10, saying, "The shadow of Jason Statham loomed large over this reboot, but Ed Skrein nails it, meaning the franchise is in safe hands."[18]

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