The Hill of Dreams

... whirled about the lawn and filled the lanes, this was of the summer night, this of the harvest moon rising like a fire from the tithebarn on the hill.

Author: Arthur Machen

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664134554

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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"The Hill of Dreams" by Arthur Machen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Watchdogs on the Hill

Watchdogs on the Hill investigates America’s national security oversight and its critical place in the review of congressional and presidential powers in foreign policy.

Author: Linda L. Fowler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400866465

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Linda Fowler evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs performed from the mid-twentieth century to the present. She finds a noticeable reduction in public and secret hearings since the mid-1990s and establishes that American foreign policy frequently violated basic conditions for democratic accountability. Committee scrutiny of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, she notes, fell below levels of oversight in prior major conflicts. Fowler attributes the drop in watchdog activity to growing disinterest among senators in committee work, biases among members who join the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, and motives that shield presidents, particularly Republicans, from public inquiry. Her detailed case studies of the Truman Doctrine, Vietnam War, Panama Canal Treaty, humanitarian mission in Somalia, and Iraq War illustrate the importance of oversight in generating the information citizens need to judge the president’s national security policies. She argues for a reassessment of congressional war powers and proposes reforms to encourage Senate watchdogs to improve public deliberation about decisions of war and peace. Watchdogs on the Hill investigates America’s national security oversight and its critical place in the review of congressional and presidential powers in foreign policy.

Kati and the Witches in the Hill

Kari Kilgore. KATI AND THE WITCHES IN THE HILL KARI KILGORE Chapter 1 THE WITCHES in the hill stirred...

Author: Kari Kilgore

Publisher: Spiral Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: PKEY:6610000285730

Category: Fiction

Page: 46

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December, 1944. Kati arrives in the great city of Budapest. Thrilled to train as a nurse. Never suspecting vicious struggle on the horizon. Never expecting forces seen and unseen to sweep her into their grasp. And into a choice reaching far beyond her tiny Hospital in the Rock. Faced with life or death, will Kati choose with her mind or her heart? An Excerpt from Kati and the Witches in the Hill: A Trial of Mind, Body, and Soul Kati turned her back to the wind, deciding not to walk to the broad stone promenade along the edge of the Danube. Aimless wandering in the streets was hardly encouraged for anyone nowadays, much less a lonely young country girl. She'd have time enough to make friends with her new home when this awful weather eased up, and hopefully make human friends as well. Kati glanced at the dingy window of a shop, trying her best not to see her reflection in a round mirror hanging in a dark wooden frame carved with flowers and vines. She must look a horrible fright, with her pale skin wind-burned and her hair knotted beyond repair. She froze before she could take another step, grabbing at the pitted stone wall to keep her balance on the ice. That mirror hadn't moved as she did.

The Folks That Live On The Hill

... Lion down the hill or the Lord Percy packing this place out in the hope of a buckshee lager or two – well, they were welcome to as many mouldy peanuts ...

Author: Kingsley Amis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141961880

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Harry Caldecote is the most charming man you'll ever meet, a convivial academic who devotes his life to others. He is on call when his alcoholic niece falls into strange hands, when his brother threatens to emulate Wordsworth, when his son's lesbian lodger is beaten up by her girlfriend. He endures misplaced seductions, swindles and aggressive dogs just to keep the peace at the King's pub in Shepherd's Hill. But when the Adams' Institute of Cultural and Commercial History in America offers him the opportunity to do 'whatever he wanted to do' in a picturesque lakeside town, he faces a choice between freedom or responsibility - and whether to take charge of his own life.

Death Coming Up the Hill

Douglas Ashe keeps a weekly record of historical and personal events in 1968, the year he turns seventeen, including the escalating war in Vietnam, assassinations, rampant racism, and rioting; his first girlfriend, his parents' separation, ...

Author: Chris Crowe

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1328904105

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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A strikingly innovative and powerful story, Death Coming Up the Hill portrays the momentous events of the year 1968 as seen through the eyes of a perceptive seventeen-year-old boy. "Take a look at this gripping, fast-moving quick pick." --The Bulletin It's 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen-year-old Ashe. His racist father married his peace-activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and ever since, the couple, like the situation in Vietnam, has been engaged in a "senseless war that could have been prevented." When his high school teacher dares to teach the political realities of the war, Ashe grows to better understand the situation in Vietnam, his family, and the world around him. But when a new crisis hits his parents' marriage, Ashe finds himself trapped, with no options before him but to enter the fray.

The Hill

Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875.

Author: Leonard B. Scott

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345490576

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ty is the grunt. Point man for his platoon. Jason is the favored one: a football hero picked for officer training school who leads his men into a slaughter ground from which most of them will never return. Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875.

City on the Hill

Tells the story of a city on a hill where infighting between different groups causes the city to lose its light.

Author: Mark Hall

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433682315

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Tells the story of a city on a hill where infighting between different groups causes the city to lose its light.

The Modern Review

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, 72 , 772 The British rule was the main factor responaccording to the census of ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105012546888

Category: India


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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".

Hospital Survey and Construction Act Hill Burton Act Amendments

Beyond question , needed hospital construction under the Hill - Burton Act is being delayed in many States by this objection of loaning agencies because of ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare


ISBN: LOC:00186823631

Category: Federal aid to hospitals

Page: 272

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Considers legislation to provide greater financial assistance to states for construction of hospitals; to establish a program of national health insurance; and to provide aid for health personnel training.

Still Dreaming My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill

After an hour or so, we were in the hills leading to San Sebastián. The road narrowed and became steep. I worried every time a car passed us on the other ...

Author: Luis Gutiérrez

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393088977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 413

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The eleven-term Latino congressman describes his life, from his time as a cab driver and community organizer to finding his own political voice, getting elected, and becoming a champion for immigration reform.