Stories That Make the World

In the stories , fundamental cultural themes of time and space , of causation and being are reaffirmed . What is meaningful in this world is made known through the telling of the stories . Let us " see from the inside looking out .

Author: Rodney Frey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131314

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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By using verse form and visual clues indicating pauses, intonations, and gestures, anthropologist Rodney Frey permits readers to hear the oral literature of narrators from the Coeur d’Alene, Crow, Klikitat, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Sanpoil, and Wasco people today in Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana. He places each of the twenty-three narratives in its larger cultural, literary, and expressive context, making this anthology an important resource both for American Indian people and for non-Native scholars and general readers. A glossary and a lesson-plan appendix facilitate the book’s use in both secondary and college-level courses.

Stories Make the World

One decision that can be made when scripting is how to frame the story: how small or how large that frame should be to ... Metaphorically, the Rim of the World vista point, which gave the fire its name, is Earth's horizon as seen by an ...

Author: Stephen Most

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

The World Is Made of Stories

Of course it is made of atoms. That's one of our important stories. What other stories make our world? Creation myths; folk and fairy tales; seventeen-syllable Japanese haiku andthree-day Indonesian shadow-puppet dramas; novels romantic ...

Author: David R. Loy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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In this dynamic and utterly novel presentation, David Loy explores the fascinating proposition that the stories we tell--about what is and is not possible, about ourselves, about right and wrong, life and death, about the world and everything in it--become the very building blocks of our experience and of reality itself. Loy uses an intriguing mixture of quotations from familiar and less-familiar sources and brief stand-alone micro-essays, engaging the reader in challenging and illuminating dialogue. As we come to see that the world is made--in a word--of stories, we come to a richer understanding of that most elusive of Buddhist ideas: shunyata, the "generative emptiness" that is the all-pervading quality inherent to all mental and physical forms in our ever-changing world. Reminiscent of Zen koans and works of sophisticated poetry, this book will reward both a casual read and deep reflection.

World Making Stories

And, in response, the boulders get moved, logs get moved, the cameras set up to catch whoever's moving them get taken. The stories in this volume fill in part of the Maidu-settler history of Homer Lake. That history is still unfolding ...

Author: M. Eleanor Nevins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202086

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation World-Making Stories is a collection of Maidu creation stories that will help readers appreciate California's rich cultural tapestry. At the beginning of the twentieth century, renowned storyteller Hanc'ibyjim (Tom Young) performed Maidu and Atsugewi stories for anthropologist Ronald B. Dixon, who published these stories in 1912. The resulting Maidu Texts presented the stories in numbered block texts that, while serving as a source of linguistic decoding, also reflect the state of anthropological linguistics of the era by not conveying a sense of rhetorical or poetic composition. Sixty years later, noted linguist William Shipley engaged the texts as oral literature and composed a free verse literary translation, which he paired with the artwork of Daniel Stolpe and published in a limited-edition four-volume set that circulated primarily to libraries and private collectors. Here M. Eleanor Nevins and the Weje-ebis (Keep Speaking) Jamani Maidu Language Revitalization Project team illuminate these important tales in a new way by restoring Maidu elements omitted by William Shipley and by bending the translation to more closely correspond in poetic form to the Maidu original. The beautifully told stories by Hanc'ibyjim are accompanied by Stolpe's intricate illustrations and by personal and pedagogical essays from scholars and Maidu leaders working to revitalize the language. The resulting World-Making Stories is a necessity for language revitalization programs and an excellent model of indigenous community-university collaboration.

Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom Elementary School Edition Grades 1 5

of the stories in this book have a common thread, a feeling of making the world better. For this reason, plans can easily be adapted from story to story so you can teach the particular concept you desire to reinforce.

Author: Jack Canfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781453274859

Category: Self-Help

Page: 416

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Lesson Plans and Students' Favorite Stories for: • Reading Comprehension • Writing Skills • Critical Thinking • Character Building. As a teacher, you have the unique opportunity to teach and inspire your students to be goal-oriented, compassionate, confident and ambitious. Anna Unkovich, a former teacher of thirty-five years, made a difference in her students' lives through the daily use of stories from the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. As a teacher, you have the unique opportunity to teach and inspire your students to be goal-oriented, compassionate, confident, and ambitious. Anna Unkovich, a former teacher of thirty-five years, made a difference in her students' lives through the daily use of stories from the bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul. For many years, Unkovich read these stories to her students and noticed remarkable changes in them, both academically and personally. Recognizing that today's teenagers have more challenges in finding positive role models, she teamed up with bestselling author Mark Victor Hansen and veteran teacher, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author Jack Canfield to create an unprecedented educational curriculum for teachers to use to empower their students in the same way that they have. Unkovich chose the most inspirational stories from the more than one hundred Chicken Soup books published. These stories, activities, and plans will enhance your existing curriculum. Designed to be read aloud to students, each story is accompanied by thought-provoking questions and exercises specifically designed and used by the authors. Your students will identify with each of the powerful stories and will be encouraged to apply the lesson plans to their own lives, challenges, and situations, and at the same time improve their critical thinking and writing skills. More important, unlike other curriculums, Chicken Soup for the Soul in the Classroom educates and provides opportunities for open dialogue on real-life issues, including character building and self-esteem.

True Stories of World War 1 Complete

Thirty million soldiers, each living a great human story—this is the real drama of the Great War as it is being written into ... will hear the epic of the days when millions of men gave their lives to "make the world safe for Democracy.

Author: Various

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN:

Category: History

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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare, a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, and paved the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (based on the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom/British Empire, France and the Russian Empire) versus the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy was a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive, against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, while the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers. The trigger for the war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This set off a diplomatic crisis when Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the Kingdom of Serbia, and entangled international alliances formed over the previous decades were invoked. Within weeks, the major powers were at war and the conflict soon spread around the world. On 28 July, the Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia and subsequently invaded. As Russia mobilised in support of Serbia, Germany invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg before moving towards France, leading the United Kingdom to declare war on Germany. After the German march on Paris was halted, what became known as the Western Front settled into a battle of attrition, with a trench line that would change little until 1917. Meanwhile, on the Eastern Front, the Russian army was successful against the Austro-Hungarians, but was stopped in its invasion of East Prussia by the Germans. In November 1914, the Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers, opening fronts in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia and the Sinai. Italy joined the Allies in 1915 and Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in the same year, while Romania joined the Allies in 1916, followed by United States in 1917. The Russian government collapsed in March 1917, and a subsequent revolution in November brought the Russians to terms with the Central Powers via the Treaty of Brest Litovsk, which constituted a massive German victory. After a stunning German offensive along the Western Front in the spring of 1918, the Allies rallied and drove back the Germans in a series of successful offensives. On 4 November 1918, the Austro-Hungarian empire agreed to an armistice, and Germany, which had its own trouble with revolutionaries, agreed to an armistice on 11 November 1918, ending the war in victory for the Allies. By the end of the war, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist. National borders were redrawn, with several independent nations restored or created, and Germany's colonies were parceled out among the winners. During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, the Big Four (Britain, France, the United States and Italy) imposed their terms in a series of treaties. The League of Nations was formed with the aim of preventing any repetition of such a conflict. This, however, failed with economic depression, renewed European nationalism, weakened member states, and the German feeling of humiliation contributing to the rise of Nazism. These conditions eventually contributed to World War II.

Thinking History

Joy as Stories Kid's world is made of half “real” and half “stories” as stories make the world real, and kids live this world “happily together ever after” as their stories say. That is how happy kids are, proud that they create the ...

Author: Dr. Ruei-hong Tang

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524577940

Category: History

Page: 418

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This is a deeply beautiful book on history as thinking and thinking as history or thinking history. Thinking spreads deep into time on all themes thinkable, including scientific analyses, self-reflections, dilemmas, paradoxes, and life-essential prudence. Besides, history involves historical process; likewise, this book historically involves its writing process in its own content reflected on. Reading this book reads thinking history as such.

Scores

The world (as at least one of the nonfiction commentaries also concludes [this was a coy way of referring to myself. ... not only ways of paying for “healthcare”; for the stories we write help make the world we respond to.

Author: John Clute

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473219809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.

The World of Indian Stories

Finding Other Stories to Tell o Family Stories The true stories of your life make fine material for storytelling . Everyone can remember a few personal experience stories , and most people enjoy telling them . Remember them by thinking ...

Author: Cathy Spagnoli

Publisher: Tulika Books

ISBN: 8186895930

Category: Storytelling

Page: 117

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Includes an overview of Indian telling; the basics of storytelling; stories from all the states and tips on how to tell; over 50 activities covering visual art, writing, craft and discussion; interesting and replicable black and white illustrations based on folk styles; unique story map; ways to find other stories to tell; discussion on storytelling in schools; and further resources, story sources and reading.

Arifureta From Commonplace to World s Strongest Short Stories

Nothing would make me happier. I tried making these short stories a lot sillier compared to the main series, which is meant to be serious. Anyway, since I seem to have a lot of empty afterword pages left, I decided I'd write down some ...

Author: Ryo Shirakome

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 9781718311206

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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A compilation of all the extra short stories written for the early volumes of Arifureta, along with one brand new short story written specifically for this volume! After clearing the Sunken Ruins of Melusine, Hajime and the others encounter a massive creature, and are transported to a strange new world. Separated in transit, our heroes start searching for each other, and a way out. But though they don’t know it, a miraculous encounter is waiting for them at the end of this journey!

Micro Stories for a Hectic World

I get overstimulated a lot. The cure is simple; I just need to slow the world's demand for my attention. That is why I am here on a quiet dock on a quiet day. My phone rings, and I notice the time. I have been sitting here for over an ...

Author: Edward Meiman

Publisher: Edward Meiman

ISBN: 9780692246955

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Want to read a good story, but just don’t have the time? Want to have something to do while you wait for the bus? Stuck in a doctor’s office with nothing but year old travel magazines? You need a micro story for your hectic world. Micro stories are all a thousand words or less. They take only a few minutes or less to read. Micro Stories for a Hectic World has over one hundred of these stories grouped into seven genres. If you want to read something funny, there are Humor stories galore. Want to be transported to a far off world? Check out the Science Fiction collection. Look at what people are saying about Micro Stories for a Hectic World: I was so excited when I heard about this book that I immediately scheduled a checkup so I could sit in my doctor's office and read these stories as they were meant to be read. - Waiting Woman I am glad that, because the stories are grouped by literary type, I can get my daily balance of genres from one amazing book. - Literary Dietician I counted every word of every story and all of the stories are at or under 1,000 words. Therefore I must conclude that Mr. Meiman has good math skills. - Anonymous Accountant Edward Meiman has been so many places and done so many things it is not surprising he could so easily flow from genre to genre, changing styles as he goes. You can read a guns-a-blazin’ action story and follow it up with a heartwarming tale of love fulfilled. Micro Stories for a Hectic World is indeed a treasure trove of literary fulfillment. For more information on the book and the author, as well as never before published stories, visit: http://www.meiman-ed.com/microstories.

How to Make the World Add Up

THE SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BESTSELLER 'Harford is our most likeable champion of reason and rigour... clear, clever and always highly readable' Times' Books of the Year 'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be ...

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher:

ISBN: 1408712245

Category:

Page: 304

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'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be by the time you're done. Powerful, persuasive, and in these truth-defying times, indispensable'Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women'Fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative . . . Every politician and journalist should be made to read this book, but everyone else will get so much pleasure and draw so much strength from the joyful way it dispels the clouds of deceit and delusion' Stephen FryWhen was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories - we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation - and yet we doubt them more than ever.But numbers - in the right hands - have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. Good statistics are not smoke and mirrors; in fact, they help us see more clearly. Good statistics are like a telescope for an astronomer, a microscope for a bacteriologist, or an X-ray for a radiologist. If we are willing to let them, good statistics help us see things about the world around us and about ourselves - both large and small - that we would not be able to see in any other way.In How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less'. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile. Harford's characters range from the art forger who conned the Nazis to the stripper who fell in love with the most powerful congressman in Washington, to famous data detectives such as John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Kahneman and Florence Nightingale. He reveals how we can evaluate the claims that surround us with confidence, curiosity and a healthy level of scepticism.Using ten simple rules for understanding numbers - plus one golden rule - this extraordinarily insightful book shows how if we keep our wits about us, thinking carefully about the way numbers are sourced and presented, we can look around us and see with crystal clarity how the world adds up.

World s Shortest Stories Of Love And Death

We had no idea such a tiny idea could ever get so big. If you're familiar with our first book, The Worlds Shortest Stories (Running Press, 1998), then you've already been introduced to fantastic flights of 55-word fiction.

Author: Steve Hall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786742134

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Building on the enormously successful World's Shortest Stories, here's an all-new collection of super-short fiction-each story a mere 55 words long! With nearly 150 contributors, including Charles Schulz and Fannie Flagg, these stories offer love, betrayal, passion, and death-in less time than it takes to count the words in this blurb!

Stories to Awaken the World

What magic art do you have, sir, that told you the imperial decree would be revoked in five days?” “I'm no immortal with clairvoyance. How can you not know the stories about Confucius making predictions at the sight of water lily seeds ...

Author:

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295800714

Category: Literary Collections

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Stories to Awaken the World, the first complete translation of Xingshi hengyan, completes the publication in English of the famous three-volume set of Feng Menglong's popular Chinese-vernacular stories. These tales, which come from a variety of sources (some dating back centuries before their compilation in the seventeenth century), were assembled and circulated by Feng, who not only saved them from oblivion but raised the status of vernacular literature and provided material for authors of the great Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) novels to draw upon. This trilogy has been compared to Boccaccio's Decameron and the stories of A Thousand and One Nights. Peopled with scholars, emperors, ministers, generals, and a gallery of ordinary men and women - merchants and artisans, prostitutes and courtesans, matchmakers and fortune-tellers, monks and nuns, thieves and imposters - the stories provide a vivid panorama of the bustling world of late imperial China. The longest volume in the Sanyan trilogy, Stories to Awaken the World is presented in full here, including sexually explicit elements often omitted from Chinese editions. Shuhui Yang and Yunqin Yang have provided a rare treat for English readers: an unparalleled view of the art of traditional Chinese short fiction. As with the first two collections in the trilogy, Stories Old and New and Stories to Caution the World, their excellent renditions of the forty stories in this collection are eminently readable, accurate, and lively. They have included all of the poetry that is scattered throughout the stories, as well as Feng Menglong's interlinear and marginal comments, which convey the values shared among the Chinese cultural elite, point out what original readers of the collection were being asked to appreciate in the writer's art, and reveal Feng's moral engagement with the social problems of his day. The Yangs's translations rank among the very finest English versions of Chinese fiction from any period. For other titles in the collection go to http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/books/ming.html

Tennyson

Stories make the world plausible and the criteria of plausibility are political for the story seeks to persuade us that the way things are are the way things have to be. Tennyson, however, writing as an unheeded outsider in an ...

Author: Rebecca Stott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317892014

Category: Literary Criticism

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Alternative approaches have emerged which have radically altered our understanding of Tennyson's poetry and his relationship to the Victorian age. This text covers the most significant areas of new work on Tennyson, effectively linking feminist and gender studies with deconstructive, psychoanalytic and linguistic attention. The Introduction discusses ways in which orthodox critical approaches have dominated readings of Tennyson's poetry and provides a critical overview of the radical reappraisal of his work. It also provides a guide to the varied ways in which these new debates have shaped and are shaping themselves, with a final discussion of the future directions which Tennyson criticism is likely to take. The essays chosen cover and reflect a range of modes of critical enquiry compelling in themselves.

The Earth Only Endures

And when we do not move, then we do something else to keep up the interest and provoke imagination – we tell stories and create myths. We make the world more interesting by telling stories, which may carry important messages, ...

Author: Jules Pretty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136554339

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. Yet now, for the first time, more people are living in urban rather than rural areas, bringing about an estrangement. This book, by acclaimed author Jules Pretty, is fundamentally about our relationship with nature, animals and places. A series of interlinked essays leads readers on a voyage that weaves through the themes of connection and estrangement between humans and nature. The journey shows how our modern lifestyles and economies would need six or eight Earths if the entire worlds population adopted our profligate ways. Pretty shows that we are rendering our own world inhospitable and so risk losing what it means to be human: unless we make substantial changes, Gaia threatens to become Grendel. Ultimately, however, the book offers glimpses of an optimistic future for humanity, in the very face of climate change and pending global environmental catastrophe.

A World Full of Spooky Stories

The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes.

Author: Angela McAllister

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711241497

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you turn the pages of this spine chilling anthology of spooky stories from around the world. Read all about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it’s sure to be a long night… This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece. The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes. Are you ready for story time with a spooky twist?

Fully Engaged on a Courageous Path

For as you share your bright light out into the world, the world consciousness - the world soul - is made stronger; ... For those who overcome the odds and are then willing to share their stories make the world soul that much stronger.

Author: Estelle R. Reder

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525516641

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Unexpected things happen in life. How you handle them defines you, makes or breaks you. For author Estelle Reder, that journey evolved though a series of exciting new experiences from shamanic journeys to Reiki healings and teachings and guidance from a variety of mystics both earth-bound and celestial.

Prison Break True Stories of the World s Greatest Escapes

months later, on his home patch in the East End. At least, that is the generally accepted story as taken from Hinds' published accounts. He gives the credit for the escape to Fleming, making it appear that the other man was in control.

Author: Paul Buck

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781857827606

Category: True Crime

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In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged 'Great Escapes' from POW camps still endures. But what of the other side of the coin: the villains and jack-the-lads who painstakingly plan their escapes and await their moment at great personal risk? For the first time, Prison Break, tells the stories of all the most ruthless and desperate bad boys and chancers who broke out of gaol and into the annals of criminal history. While no one applauds the escape of a murderer or predator, such men are invariably recaptured within a short time. But in Paul Buck's definitive study of Notorious Prison Escapes, we share the military-style planning and minute-by-minute tension of more 'respected' convicts: those whose major economic or political crimes provide both the criminal support network and the audacious temperament needed to escape from heavy sentences, and maximum security conditions

King of the Scepter d Isle

'We are using the stories to make the world see sense,' “ she said, mimicking in a cracked voice. “You see, the people in the stories are different from real people. They fight a lot, but when they've won, they don't gloat and kill ...

Author: Michael G. Coney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575129467

Category: Fiction

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The beautiful Dedo Nyneve's innocent tales of a land called Camelot have spawned a real-life cast determined to choose their own fates, yet each move draws them closer to catastrophe. And as the many happentracks of the universe narrow to a dangerous few, the actions of every sorcerer, man, and living creature will determine whether the great god Starquin lives or dies. For the first time in remembered history, humans and gnomes find themselves sharing the same Earth happentrack. But King Arthur has larger concerns as he watches the society he rules spiralling toward ultimate destruction. Little does he know that the evil Mogan Le Fay has been working her treacherous magic to split the happentracks wide open - a deadly betrayal that could spell the end of Camelot. With the ma possible futures swiftly shrinking to one last destiny too awful to contemplate, courageous Fang the gnome joins forces with Arthur and Nyneve to manipulate history in a final confrontation of wills and worlds. The last move is Fang's, as he unravels the strands of time to keep his clan from the brutal vision of Starquin's end.