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Adventure


In fiction, the adventurer figure or Picaro may be regarded as a descendant of the knight-errant of Medieval romance. Like the knight, the adventurer roams through episodic encounters, usually involving wealth, romance, or fighting. Unlike the knight, the adventurer was a realistic figure, often lower class or otherwise impoverished, who is forced to make his way to fortune, often by deceit. Also, an adventurer is a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society.

 
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Suzy

By: Gary L Beer

“Here you are,” says Suzy as she walks into the lounge carrying Doug's dinner; “looks like you have had a hard day.” she says as she sees the frown on Doug's face. “Hard day? You don’t know the half of it.” he snaps as he stares into her eyes not attempting to take the tray from her hands. “We are not going to argue are we? Come on, I have cooked your favourite roast dinner.” Suzy replies holding the tray out towards him. Doug stands up and knocks the tray ou...

Pulling up outside the corner shop Suzy is pleased to see it empty of customers inside and gets out the car quickly; locking it she enters the shop and makes her way to the coffee and sugar. The supermarket seems too much for her at the moment and Suzy picks up a large jar of coffee and two bags of sugar. Taking them to the till she puts them on the counter and walks over to the fridge picking up two large bottles of full fat milk and returns to the counter as the lad wh...

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Vampire Music

By: M.A. Morse, Mr.; Hannah Sherbourne

Can Lilly Rose’s obsession with Wes and his music transcend apocalypse? "Vampire Music with QR Codes" Scan the QR Codes in the book with your smartphone and listen to the soundtrack as you read. The music and sounds seamlessly blend with the written word to create a multi-sensory experience. The world rebuilds from the black typhus outbreak of 2020, which nearly ends the human race. A genetic discovery during mandatory government testing forces the parents of Lil...

“I bite my bottom lip as beams of morning sunshine penetrate the east window of my parents’ West Texas house. I feel the warmth against my cheeks standing by the living room window. I close my eyes and focus on my music. Wes Ashby’s voice flows gently from my music phone card and into my soul.”

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Philosophical Aphorisms: Critical Encounters with Heidegger and Ni...

By: Daniel Fidel Ferrer, Mr.

Experiment with the Philosophical Aphorism. Following Nietzsche's methodology and ambition, I want to say in this "book" more than anyone else said anywhere at any time. The key insight was in ascertaining Nietzsche's depth and understanding of the methodology of aphorisms. All of the great philosophers Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger uniquely and creatively altered the very nature of philosophy through the fundamental and ra...

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It was the Summer that Everything Change : Fingers Ogilvey and the...

By: Samuel N. Shiffman

It was the summer that everything changed for Johnny. The first thing he did was change his name from Shankadeep to Johnny Fingers (or just fingers for short.) He was not happy. His new name was not sticking. His friends continued to call him Shank and the only one he could get to call him fingers was that weird dude at the comic book shop. He would call out “Word Up Fingers Ogilvy “ whenever he came in to buy the latest issue of HATE comics or Bone. Here is a b...

The real title of this book should be Highland Park Borough of Vampires, Werewolves, Midgets and Hobo Riots (see page 24 pictures of the Hobo Riots of 1918) Highland Park notably contains some other of the following interesting facts which for some reason have been left out of these two previous books regarding the Borough. At the end of Cleveland Ave. there is municipal water drain which is contains a portal which is a break in the time space continuum (it actually le...

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Troilus and Criseyde

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Kline, Tony, translator

A modernized translation of the poem Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set against a backdrop of war in the Siege of Troy.

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The Canterbury Tales

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Kline, Tony, translator

A collection of tales presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims as they travel together on a journey from Southwark to the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. The prize for this contest is a free meal at the Tabard Inn at Southwark on their return. This is a modernized translation, retaining Chaucer's rhyme scheme, and close to the original, but eliminating archaisms which would require explanatory notes.

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Beowulf

By: Unknown; Kline, Tony, translator

A new translation from the Old English.

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The New Terrorism : The Nature of the War on Terrorism

By: Major Michael W. Kometer, USAF

This study defines the nature of the war on terrorism by assessing the changing nature of terrorism itself and develops an analytical framework within which to assess the strategies of terrorist groups. It compares the strategies of old terrorist groups—Red Army Faction, Palestinian Liberation Organization, and Irish Republican Army—to the new terrorism, the militant Islamic movement. This study concludes that there is a “new terrorism” that is not merely terrorism but a...

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Air Force Research Institute Papers 2010-1 : RPAs: Revolution or R...

By: David R. Mets, PhD

A historian’s occupational disease is to find old precedents for practically everything new that comes along. And that is true for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) as well. In one way they are merely the continuation of the millennia-old human longing for methods of striking or observing one’s enemies while remaining safe. The purpose of this essay is to briefly explore that which is old, to dwell for a time on what seems to be new, and to conclude with some speculations ...

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The Development of Military Night Aviation to 1919

By: William Edward Fischer Jr.

This study examines the development of military night aviation from its origins through the First World War. Emphasis is on the evolution of night flying in those countries which fought on the Western Front, namely France, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States . While night flying occurred in other theaters, the most intense air effort was clearly in t°he west. There, belligerents pressed aviation technology and tactics to the limits ; the skies of northern Franc...

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Force and Accommodation in World Politics

By: Stanley E. Spangler

As we near the beginning of a new century the international system and relations between nations are undergoing far-reaching and fundamental changes.

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Factor Critico III: La Guerra Fría

By: Factor Crítico

Número de Factor Crítico dedicado a la Guerra Fría

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Too Far

By: Rich Shapero

Rich Shapero’s TOO FAR follows a pair of ultra-imaginative six-year-olds, Robbie and Fristeen, through a transformative summer spent exploring the woods behind their remote Alaskan homes. As their family lives become increasingly unstable, the children travel deeper and farther into their private world. The forest—and the gods who inhabit it—becomes their refuge until, at summer’s end, they are forced to choose between the crushing prospects of the real world, and the le...

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The Adventures of S.C.A.M.P.

By: Lance White - Illustrated by Tony Jelinek

SCAMP is an "evolutionary oddity" found on an unnamed island off the coast of Brazil. What appears to be a chimp is actually a creature that possesses certain amazing traits of numerous animals. Follow SCAMP on this powerful adventure set uniquely in the mid-twentieth century. Over 45 beautifully drawn color illustrations! Includes 80+ word Glossary and 20+ Fun Facts! Recommended ages: 7-12

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Pinned

By: China Muse

So what’s the difference between natural and artificial selection? Whether the difference in reproductive success is driven by naturally occurring processes, or whether the selection is imposed by humans. Does this mean humans aren’t natural? Well, if you look at the common expression honestly speaking, saying those words appears that whatever just said (before those words) wasn't completely true. Life in the 1930’s and 70’s set in a hi-desert and mountains where it’s be...

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Coup

By: Steven T. Harris

The novel begins with a military coup overthrowing the infant democratic regime in Saudi Arabia. Government officials escape their military successors and lead a rebellion focused on Saudi oil infrastructure. The U.S. government's response is tepid due to the recent rise of a viable 3rd political party that leaves the Congress divided 3 ways and the branches of government struggle to cope with the political and economic consequences of the Saudi coup.

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CON MEN, BOOTLEGGERS, AND THE PREACHER MAN

By: George Stever

This is a collection of 13 short stories about the hard life, the life of characters, the life of miscreants and misfits. The characters are crude, sexual, violent, witty, thoughtful, and full of wisdom and lessons never learned by those who lead sheltered lives. This book is for a mature audience.

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My Lorem Ipsum

By: Laevus Dexter
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Ein amerikanischer Arzt in der Türkei

By: Clarence D. Ussher

German translation of "An American Physician in Turkey" (1917)

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

This work is about a Korean American teaching in his homeland, feeling lost in Korean culture and that his own life is an outlier to this conservative society. As he lives there, making his living as an English teacher, he writes of Gabriele, a single parent in Ithaca New York who manifests a more open and less asphyxiating rebellion against society

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