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My Bleeping Family Mad Libs

My Bleeping Family Mad Libs

Author: Molly Reisner

Publisher: Mad Libs

ISBN: 0843172851

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 48

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My Bleeping Family Mad Libs features 21 original stories celebrating the crazy drama that all families experience, including your own! Readers will love to fill in the blanks of stories about Thanksgiving dinner gone wrong, dramatic step-parents, and sibling rivalry! At only $4.99, it makes a funny and affordable gift for all the crazies in your life.

Civil War Extra: A newspaper history of the Civil War from Nat Turner to 1863

Civil War Extra: A newspaper history of the Civil War from Nat Turner to 1863

Author: Eric Carren

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: PSU:000058837160

Category: History

Page: 384

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This two-volume collection of newspapers is one of the most important Civil War publications ever produced, and it brings the events of the war vividly in focus. A unique, of-the-moment perspective, it begins with the Nat Turner slave insurrection and covers every battle -- many by the local papers for a truly firsthand, up-close view. Lincoln's election, inauguration, and assassination are given full coverage. Caren's extensive collection includes many extremely rare Southern editions which would never be seen except in this remarkable publication. Loaded with engravings depicting battles, military leaders, and maps, this is an absolutely essential addition to any enthusiast's collection.

Fluke

Fluke

Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 0380978415

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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After reverently lambasting the most cherished rites and credos of virtually every one of the world's major religions in his transcendently hilarious novel Lamb, the one and only Christopher Moore returns with a wild look at interspecies communication, adventure on the high seas, and an eons-old mystery. Marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn is in love -- with the salt air and sun-drenched waters off Maui ... and especially with the majestic ocean-dwelling behemoths that have been bleeping and hooting their haunting music for more than twenty million years. But just why do the humpback whales sing? That's the question that has Nate and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing any large marine mammal that crosses their path. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me. No one on Nate's team has ever seen such a thing; not his longtime partner, photographer Clay Demodocus, not their saucy young research assistant, Amy. Not even spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman, Kona (the former Preston Applebaum of New Jersey), could boast such a sighting in one of his dope-induced hallucinations. And when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot -- and their research facility is summarily trashed -- Nate realizes that something very fishy indeed is going on. This, apparently, is big, involving dangerously interested other parties -- competitive researchers, the cutthroat tourist industry, perhaps even the military. The weirdness only gets weirder when a call comes in from Nate's big-bucks benefactor saying that a whale has made contact -- by phone. And it's asking for a hot pastrami and Swiss on rye. Suddenly the answer to the question that has daunted and driven Nate throughout his adult life is within his reach. But it's waiting for him in the form of an amazing adventure beneath the waves, 623 feet down, somewhere off the coast of Chile. And it's not what anyone would think. It must be said: Christopher Moore's Fluke is a whale of a novel.

Diaries 1969-1979

Diaries 1969-1979

Author: Michael Palin

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolsen

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127447162

Category: Actors

Page: 706

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Michael Palin has kept a diary since newly married in the late 1960s, when he was beginning to make a name for himself as a TV scriptwriter (for the Two Ronnies, David Frost etc). Monty Python was just around the corner. This first volume of his diaries reveals how Python emerged and triumphed, how he, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, the two Terrys - Jones and Gilliam - and Eric Idle, came together and changed the face of British comedy. But this is but only part of Palin's story. Here is his growing family, his home in a north London Victorian terrace, which grows as he buys the house next door and then a second at the bottom of the garden; here, too, is his solo effort - as an actor, in Three Men in a Boat, his writing endeavours (often in partnership with Terry Jones) that produces Ripping Yarns and even a pantomime. Meanwhile Monty Python refuses to go away: the hugely successful movies that follow the TV (his account of the making of both The Holy Grail and the Life of Brian movies are pager-turners), the at times extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team, the fight to prevent a American TV network from bleeping out the best jokes on US trasmission, and much more - all this makes perceptive, funny and rivetting reading.