Manhattan Beach Chronicles

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Manhattan Beach Chronicles by Jan Dennis Summary

An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier. These diverse stories mix the city's controversies, including the still unsolved 1936 murder of Reid Russell, with true tales of pioneering women, controversial politics and the vicissitudes of seaside city development. Join author Jan Dennis, a former Manhattan Beach city mayor, on this illuminating tour through the issues and eras of her beloved city's history.

Lowe Family Chronicles

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Lowe Family Chronicles by Gerald Lowe Summary

Lowe Family Chronicles is an account of the lives and times of the Lowe and Chiacu families. It begins in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1936 and continues through good times and bad, concluding in 2004. It was written to provide my heirs with insight into our lives, including personal tragedies, business triumphs, loving relationships and humorous events.

Cohassett Beach Chronicles

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Cohassett Beach Chronicles by Kathy Hogan Summary

From her victory garden, Hogan watches troops - city boys unnerved by the tall timber and farmers' sons in awe of the ocean - come and go.

Chronicles

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The Hutchison chronicles

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Chronicles of Old New York

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The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York. Discover 400 years of innovation through the true stories of the visionaries, risk-takers, dreamers, and schemers who built Manhattan. Witness life during the city's earliest days, when Greenwich Village was a bucolic suburb and disease was a fact of daily life. Find out which park covers a sea of unmarked graves. Explore the city's dark side, from the slums of Five Points to Harlem's Prohibition-era speakeasies. Then see it all for yourself with guided walking tours of each of Manhattan's historic neighborhoods, illustrated with color photographs and period maps.

The Abaya Chronicles

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The Abaya Chronicles by Tina Lesher Summary

Since the discovery of oil in the Middle East, life has changed dramatically for 60-year-old Farah Abdullah al Matari of the United Arab Emirates. Raised in poverty in the desert, she now lives with her daughter in a spacious Abu Dhabi villa with a domestic staff. But the independent woman wants more out of life than sitting around and being waited on. Spurred on by her granddaughters, Farah begins to move away from her at home existence and into a more active lifestyle. Along the way, she gains a number of friends, including Americans. The Abaya Chronicles centers on Farah, her family and her friends. The fictional account showcases a generation of women using their education and their resources to help those less fortunate, to start businesses, and to support sports and other endeavors for women. In many respects, the novel also provides an education about life in an oil-rich country.

The Redrock Chronicles

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As a collection of geological and climatic phenomena, the earth is a scarred, bent, cracked, and agitated wreck of a place. Nowhere is this more evident than in Utah's redrock canyon country, which is among the most spectacular terrain not only in America but in the world. These extraordinary lands lie at the heart of the Colorado Plateau -- 130,000 square miles of uplifted rock sitting like a huge island in an earthly continental sea, surrounded on all sides by the remnants of once-active volcanoes. Although the Colorado Plateau includes portions of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona, in no other part of any other state are its complexity and time-constructed beauty illuminated more brilliantly than in southern Utah. Tourists and outdoor enthusiasts by the millions visit and revisit the area because there is no place else on earth quite like it. In The Redrock Chronicles, T. H. Watkins, one of America's best-known and award-winning writers on the environment and history, focuses on southern Utah's unprotected lands in a loving testament to its warps and tangles of rock and sky. Combining history, geography, and photography, the author reports the full story of the region -- from its violent geologic beginnings to the coming (and going) of pre-Puebloan peoples whose drawings still adorn rocks and caves there, from the Mormon settlement of the 1840s and 1850s to the great uranium boom of the 1950s, from the beginning of tourism and parkland protection in the 1930s to today's controversial movement to preserve millions of acres of wild Utah land in the National Wilderness Preservation System. Indeed, the account of that revolutionary movement is told here in all its color and complexity for the first time. Writing from his own personal experience and extensive research, an appreciative Watkins takes readers on a tour of the Grand Staircase of plateaus, moving from the utterly wild triangle of Kaiparowits Plateau, with its erosion-sculptured mesas, tablelands, benchlands, and canyons, to a more welcoming kind of verdant wilderness that sits northeast, across the rolling desert scrubland of Harris Wash, in the red-walled canyon of the Escalante River. The author has spent much time hiking and camping here among the isolated buttes and mesas, and he draws a vivid portrait of the area's highlights: Comb Ridge, a 90-mile wall of 600-foot cliffs; Waterpocket Fold, an even more spectacular monocline to the northeast of the Escalante River, stretching a hundred miles; the Henry Mountains; Hump of Bull Mountain; Cataract Canyon; and the San Rafael Swell, an enormous oval some 2,200 square miles which rises just north of Capitol Reef National Park. But The Redrock Chronicles is not simply a celebration. Watkins concludes with a spirited call for the preservation of the unprotected wilderness that gives the land its character and color. He offers the legislative device of wilderness designation as the necessary means of saving this plateau country that is not marked by one or two or even three or four scenic marvels but by an enormous kaleidoscope of geological diversity whose impact on the senses can set the mind to reeling with every turn.

Manhattan Beach

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The Eggnog Chronicles

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They've Made Their Lists. . . Celeb obituary writer Jane Conner can sum up a person's life in three hundred words. She could sum up her love life in even less: Great sex = great time. Commitment = annoyance overload. But with the holidays bearing down like a freight train from You Screwed Up-ville, Jane's about to get a second chance she never expected. . . . . .Checked 'Em Twice. . . Ricki Conner has run her life on signs from the universe, and right now, she's looking for guidance about her boyfriend, Nate. He keeps reassuring her that his divorce will be final by Christmas. So why is there still no ring on Ricki's finger? . . .But Who Says "Naughty" Can't Be Nice? When the pregnancy test turns pink, it's a good sign. . .unless you've had wild ex-sex with your former boyfriend while the current one was out of town. Now, Emma Dee gets to ladle out the eggnog while saying, oh by the way, I'm pregnant with another man's baby--drink up, everybody! Christmas. It's a time for going into debt, dates from hell, and maybe even a miracle or two. And for three women on the brink of potential holiday disaster, it just may be the season to toast the best times of their lives. . .

Fancy People

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K. Cooper Ray's novel, Fancy People is ... A Raucous Ride Through the Underbelly of NYC's Social Scene in the '90's. Brilliantly entertaining read! The Late Nineties in Manhattan was the last belle epoch, especially for those whose social lives existed for one over-the-top party after the next, often as many as three or four a week. For the rising class of junior high society, it was truly a reason to party like it was 1999. Fancy People provides an insider's look at a gilded slice of New York nightlife of that decadent era, capturing in detail the last gasp of excessive consumption that would stall in the Dot.com bust and extinguish altogether with the fall of the Twin Towers. K. Cooper Ray's first novel is presented through the eyes of Jet Set Magazine's social columnist, Judge Mender, as he covers the intoxicating lives of the social elite, particularly the junior socials that ruled the scene. Born in small town Alabama, Judge's good looks, abundant charm, and talent for writing quickly earn notoriety, power, and popularity among the glamorous gadabouts he chronicles. Like the late Nineties most exclusive hot spot, Moomba, entry in Judge's column can quickly launch a climber high on the city's slippery social ladder. From smoke-filled sofas upstairs at Moomba to the most extravagant parties and charity benefits in Manhattan, Palm Beach, Southampton and Saint-Tropez, Judge recklessly blurs the line between observer and participant, befriending and bedding his subjects with abandon until eventually getting ensnared in the high stakes game of character assassination, love and betrayal. K. Cooper Ray is a style icon, designer, and most recently, resident bon vivant on Bravo TV's Southern Charm.

The J.A.P. Chronicles

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The J.A.P. Chronicles by Isabel Rose Summary

Reunited with her former bunkmates at the centennial of Willow Lake Camp, Ali Cohen, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker--and former camp outcast--plans to make a documentary about her former teenage tormentors at the Jewish girls' camp, but the reunion stirs up old regrets and long-stifled urges. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Fireside

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When life throws him a curveball and the son he has never met arrives on his doorstep just as he is about to get his shot at the majors, baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher turns to PR guru Kimberly van Dorn for help.

Working the Double Shift

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Working the Double Shift by Christine Motokane Summary

“Working the Double Shift” is a raw honest autobiography from a young woman with autism. Feeling that the current books on autism were not a fit for her, Christine decided to write a memoir covering different topics as well as the emotional process of a person with autism. The book covers her journey from birth to college and how she learned to find her voice and path in life as well as interventions and approaches that worked for her. This memoir also brings awareness to different social issues regarding autism and adulthood.

Westside Chronicles

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Westside Chronicles by Jan Loomis Summary

Los Angeles sprawled westward toward the sand and sea of Santa Monica Bay throughout the twentieth century as land-grant ranchos gave way to capitalists and promoters. Developers subdivided the coastal land into neighborhoods and communities: Santa Monica, Brentwood, Bel-Air, Westwood, Venice, Ocean Park, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and Marina del Rey. These became places known to the nation at large for movie stars, moguls and business tycoons; for Will Rogers, Henry Huntington and UCLA; and for estate homes, amusement piers and surfing beaches. Join Jan Loomis, a former West L.A. magazine publisher and historian, as she tells the stories behind how it all came to be West Los Angeles.

Leaving the Hall Light On

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Leaving the Hall Light On charts the near-destruction of one middle-class family whose son committed suicide after a seven-year struggle with bipolar disorder. & ;& ;Madeline Sharples, author, poet and web journalist, goes deep into her own well of grief to describe her anger, frustration and guilt. She describes many attempts - some successful, some not - to have her son committed to hospital and to keep him on his medication. The book also charts her and her family's redemption, how she considered suicide herself, and ultimately, her decision live and take care of herself as a woman, wife, mother and writer.& ;& ;Highly recommended if your life has been touched by bipolar disorder or suicide, this book will also inspire you to survive other tragedies.& ;& ;"A moving read of tragedy, trying to prevent it, and coping with life after." - Midwest Book Review & ;& ;"Moving, intimate and very inspiring." - Mark Shelmerdine, CEO, Jeffers Press & ;& ;"Poetically visceral, emotionally honest. I will be a better, more empathic psychiatrist, and a better person and friend after reading this extraordinary memoir." - Irvin D. Godofsky, M.D.

Rockaway Beach

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The American frontier did not just consist of a prairie--it alsoincluded marshes and windswept sand dunes. When the earliestsettlers arrived at Rockaway Beach on steamships in the mid-1800s, it was a narrow strip of land pocked with ponds and covered with dunes. Within 30 years, the community had grown into a wildly popular resort served by a thriving rail line. Amusement parks, hotels, taverns, and dance halls abounded, as did bungalow courts and open-air tent colonies. In the 1960s, the area was disrupted by urban development efforts and transportation infrastructure had declined. Today, Rockaway Beach is being rediscovered by a new generation of visitors and entrepreneurs as longtime residents work simultaneously to reinvigorate it. Through vintage images, Rockaway Beach chronicles the story of this beloved community and the efforts to recapture the magical success of an earlier era.

Manhattan Beach Police Department

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The small community of Manhattan Beach, located in the county of Los Angeles, is situated on the shore of the Santa Monica Bay. Late in the 1800s, there was little need for law enforcement: this unspoiled terrain along the ocean coastline with its shifting sands, scrub brush, and native wildflowers had yet to be cultivated. By 1912, the sparsely populated area had been incorporated and the city fathers appointed the first peace officer, Fred W. Petway, who was one of three marshals to serve the new town. In 1924, the position of police chief was created with the appointment of Fred Garvin. However, it would be many years before a first-class police department would oversee the safety and security of the growing community. This volume tracks a century of social change and dramatic episodes that challenged a long line of dedicated men and women in law enforcement. Each of these professionals raised the bar on the high standard of police department service that operates in this seaside municipality today.

Music at Michigan

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