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Stage Rigging Handbook, Third Edition
Jay O. Glerum M.A. B.A.

Southern Illinois University Press, 2007

Succinct and jargon free, Stage Rigging Handbook remains the only book in any language that covers the design, operation, and maintenance of stage-rigging equipment. It is written in an at-a-glance outline form, yet contains in-depth information available nowhere else. This fully indexed third edition includes three new parts: the first, an explanation of inspection procedures for rigging systems; the second, a discussion of training in the ...


The Obituary Society, 2014

When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather's house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias. Lila is charmed by the people of Auburn, from the blue-eyed lawyer with the southern drawl to the little ...



Stephanie Hayes, 2013

Penny Perkins, journalist, upstanding citizen, dutiful bridesmaid, just killed her date. Smashed him on the head with a bottle of Misty Mangoberry Merlot. She is tipsy and panicked. She is wearing a heinous pink bridesmaid dress that makes her irrational. Penny knows she should call the cops and explain her date's grabby hands, his crazy eyes. She should cry self-defense. She should do a lot of things she doesn't do. Things are about ...


Basket Case (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

Vintage, 2002

Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, “plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff.” Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba “accident,” might be the stiff of Jack’s dreams—if only he can figure out what happened. Standing in the way are (among others) his ambitious ...


Mark Steyn's Passing Parade: Obituaries & Appreciations expanded edition

Stockade Books, 2014

This newly expanded edition of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade looks back to the men and women who, in ways great and small, helped shape the 20th century. The Washington Post called Mark "the world's wittiest obit writer", and many others agree. "Mark Steyn is a more than brilliant writer who can't resist quipping as he appreciates," says WGN's Milt Rosenberg. "He memorializes the recently departed with startling joie de vivre." Robert Fulford, the ...


Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To
Melanie Cullen, Shae Irving

NOLO, 2012

Get your life organized with the best workbook available! Paperwork and personal information isn't always easy to find, and organizing your records can seem like an intimidating task. But, whether you need to organize records for yourself, your family or your executor, Get It Together will show you how to keep track of: . instructions for survivors . secured places and passwords  .final arrangements . estate planning ...


Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies
Richard Gerber M.D.

Bear & Company, 2001

The original comprehensive guide to energetic healing with a new preface by the author and updated resources. • Explores the actual science of etheric energies, replacing the Newtonian worldview with a new model based on Einstein's physics of energy. • Summarizes key points at the end of each chapter to help the serious student absorb and retain the wealth of information presented. Vibrational Medicine has gained widespread acceptance ...


Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
Candace B. Pert

Simon & Schuster, 1999

Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as parts of an interconnected system? In her groundbreaking book Molecules of Emotion, Candace Pert provides startling and decisive answers to these and other challenging questions that scientists and philosophers have pondered for centuries. Her pioneering research on how the ...


Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon

Vertigo, 2011

The acclaimed DAYTRIPPER follows Bras de Olivias Dominguez during different periods in his life, each with the same ending: his death. DAYTRIPPER follows the life of one man, Bras de Olivias Dominguez. Every chapter features an important period in Bras’ life in exotic Brazil, and each story ends the same way: with his death. And then, the following story starts up at a different point in his life, oblivious to his death in the previous issue ...


The Obituary Writer: A Novel

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A sophisticated and suspenseful novel about the poignant lives of two women living in different eras. On the day John F. Kennedy is inaugurated, Claire, an uncompromising young wife and mother obsessed with the glamour of Jackie O, struggles over the decision of whether to stay in a loveless marriage or follow the man she loves and whose baby she may be carrying. Decades earlier, in 1919, Vivien Lowe, an obituary writer, is searching for her ...


Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Mainly Murder Press, 2010

Learn why this book reached the rank of #30 on the Kindle Paid List, was a GalleyCat Mystery & Thriller Bestseller, and has over 185 Amazon reviews including 72 five-star reviews. Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic ...


All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir
Brennan Manning, John Blase

David C. Cook, 2011

It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel , a book many claim as the shattering of God’s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme –    “Yes, Abba is very fond of you!”   But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly ...


Hiking Through: One Man's Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail
Paul Stutzman

Revell, 2012

After Paul Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he sensed a tug on his heart--the call to a challenge, the call to pursue a dream. Paul left his stable career, traveled to Georgia, and took his first steps on the Appalachian Trail. What he learned during the next four and a half months changed his life--and will change readers' lives as well. In Hiking Through , readers will join Paul on his remarkable 2,176-mile hike through fourteen ...


Hollywood's Golden Age: A Guardian Book of Obituaries

The Guardian, 2013

Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich - the stars of the silver screen may be gone but their legends survive. Together, the 36 obituaries in this ebook capture the leading lights of Hollywood's Golden Age - when cinema ruled people's imaginations and actors represented unreachable but compelling heights of glamour and success. Introduced by the inimitable Ronald Bergan, these short biographies are full of the life ...


Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques
George G. Morgan, Drew Smith

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2013

Break through brick walls in your genealogical research Learn how to use innovative methods to unearth hard-to-find ancestors. Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques shows you, step by step, how to uncover elusive details by taking advantage of specialized tools and software programs and using proven best practices for breaking through the brick walls that have hindered your progress. You’ll get professional advice on formulating a ...


The Company: A Novel of the CIA
Robert Littell

Penguin Books, 2003

This critically acclaimed blockbuster from internationally renowned novelist Robert Littell seamlessly weaves together history and fiction to create a multigenerational, wickedly nostalgic saga of the CIA—known as "the Company" to insiders. Racing across a landscape spanning the legendary Berlin Base of the '50s, the Soviet invasion of Hungary, the Bay of Pigs, Afghanistan, and the Gorbachev putsch, The Company tells the thrilling story of ...


Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
Bruce Weber

Scribner, 2014

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011, at the age of fifty-seven, Bruce Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times , made the trip, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by ...


The Message
Lance Richardson

American Family Publishing, 2000

On Christmas Day, 1998, Lance Richardson was involved in an accident which later left him in a comatose state for several weeks. While his body was being kept alive by medical support equipment, his spirit passed into the world beyond. In "The Message," Lance describes his experience in the world of spirits and delivers to us a message giving a greater understanding of the importance of families and the future of America. He was also taught ...


Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor
Rosina Harrison

Penguin Books, 2011

In 1928, Rosina Harrison arrived at the illustrious household of the Astor family to take up her new position as personal maid to the infamously temperamental Lady Nancy Astor, who sat in Parliament, entertained royalty, and traveled the world. "She's not a lady as you would understand a lady" was the butler's ominous warning. But what no one expected was that the iron-willed Lady Astor was about to meet her match in the no-nonsense, ...


Being Dead Is No Excuse: The Official Southern Ladies Guide to Hosting the Perfect Funeral
Gayden Metcalfe, Charlotte Hays

Hyperion, 2013

Folks in the Delta have a strong sense of community, and being dead is no impediment to belonging to it. Down South, they don't forget you when you've up and died--in fact, they visit you more often. But there are quintessential rules and rituals for kicking the bucket tastefully. Having a flawless funeral is one of them. In this deliciously entertaining slice of Southern life (and death), inveterate hostess Gayden Metcalfe explains everything ...



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