Fool S Paradise

Author: Robert E Ferguson
Editor: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1770671501
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Fool's Paradise is a blend of real events; fiction; fantasy; mystery and incredible adventures that tells the life story of Bobby Ferguson aka: Bobby McAllister, from early childhood and a near-death experience that delusionally introduces him to a spectral pirate who tells him about the mythical treasure ship, "The Prize."As if one ghost in his life is not enough, a teenage McAllister meets an apparitional woman who not only re-enforces his belief in the existence of The Prize but; convinces him of his destiny to locate the mysterious ship.Working for a corrupted politician; a stint as a producer for a television station, his chance meeting of an established and world-famous treasure hunter, and even a stretch in an Arizona prison, all combine to put him out to sea in search of The Hacha del Oro, a documented treasure ship that went down in a mighty hurricane off the coast of the Florida Keys over 250 years ago. In spite of all the adversity involved, McAllister's experience on the Hacha Project proves to be successful and he confides to Granger Lawton, his true quest is "The Prize," a treasure he fully expects the reluctant and leery Lawton to help him find. Determined to act as McAllister's Devils' advocate, Lawton agrees to help in the search of The Prize. Their investigation takes them to Seville, Spain, the home of the Archives of the Indies, and perhaps, wherein lays the answers to the unsolved two-hundred and fifty-year old mystery. While touring the Spanish countryside, McAllister comes across a dusty and deserted old mansion that contains one-hundred year old evidence of the identity of the haunting apparition that has been McAllister's obsession since his teen-age years. The portrait of a beautiful woman distracts his pursuit of The Prize and sends him on what Lawton characterized as a "wild-goose-chase" up the Oronoco River in Venezuela.On a regal, yet struggling cattle ranch outside Ciudad, Bolivar, a gentleman rancher, whose daughter steals McAllister's heart, entertains McAllister, and Lawton. It is Lawton who stumbles on evidence of not only the existence of the The Prize, but its actual location. It takes McAllister, however, to finally locate the cargo she carried by carefully piecing together all of the clues, evidence, cryptic conditions of the island priestess, and even the phantoms of his past to lead him to the treasure...

Fool S Paradise

Author: Steven Gaines
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 9780307452214
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of Philistines at the Hedgerow comes a remarkably revealing profile of the Miami Beach no one knows–a tale of fabulous excess, thwarted power, and rekindled lives that will take its place among the decade’s best works of social portraiture. Created from a mix of swampland and dredged-up barrier reef, Miami Beach has always been one part drifter-mecca and one part fantasyland, simultaneously a catch basin for con men, fast-talk artists, and shameless self-promoters, and a Shangri-La for sun worshippers and hardcore hedonists. In Miami Beach it’s often said that "if you’re not indicted you’re not invited." But the city’s mad, fascinating complexity resists easy stereotyping. Fool’s Paradise is more than just a present-day profile of a dark Eden. Gaines journeys back into the city’s social and cultural history, unearthing stories of the resort’s past that are every bit as absorbing–and jaw-dropping–as those of its present. The book begins with a snapshot of the city’s current excess (this is, after all, a sun-washed hamlet that boasts, on a per capita basis, more bars–and breast implants–than any other place in America), then plunges into the Beach’s origins, chronicling the audacious rise of such hoteliers as the Fontainebleau’s Ben Novack and the Eden Roc’s Harry Mufson, the sharp-elbowed tactics of Al Capone and Frank Sinatra, and the Mac-10 shooting sprees of the Marielito and Colombian drug lords. From there, the narrative shifts to two wildly eccentric souls who gave their lives to preserving the city’s architectural dazzle and creating its color palette, introduces us to "the Most Powerful Man in Miami Beach," and arrives finally in the modern day, where we meet, among others, a kinky German playboy who once owned a quarter of South Beach and publicly flaunts his sexual escapades; a fabulously successful nightclub promoter whose addictive past seems to have given him a portal into the night world’s id; and a gaggle of young sexy models, dreamers, and schemers on a mission to achieve significance. Evoking the Beach’s surreal blend of flashy Vegas and old Hollywood glamour, as well as its manic desperation and reckless wealth, Gaines persuasively demonstrates that though the Beach is–in the words of its most famous drag queen–"an island of broken toys . . . a place where people get away with things they’d never get away with anyplace else," it casts an irresistible spell. From the Hardcover edition.

In A Fool S Paradise

Author: L. Staunton Jr.
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475961294
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The beautiful Hawaiian islands are the backdrop for this compelling true life story of a man trapped between the law and a life of drugs, crime and murder. The once hopeful heir to a family tradition of "To Serve and Protect" and how he spirals out of control. His parents' unconditional love, used as a means to an end, as they witness a son's gradual decline into the depths of hell. This is an unflinching look at how an addict uses and abuses those around him, ultimately destroying everything. Staunton is a natural story teller and his authentic voice makes this dark tale bearable. There is much to condemn here, much to learn; there is also redemption. A brave look at the dark side, the one we seldom let others see, the one we can't bear to bring into the light of day.

The London Stage 1890 1959

Author: J. P. Wearing
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810893215
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This volume combines all the individual indexes—title, genre, theatre, and general—found in the seven volumes of The London Stage: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel (2nd edition) covering the years 1890 through 1959.

Telephone Companies In Paradise

Author: Milton Mueller
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412835633
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In 1986, the state of Nebraska completely discarded traditional utility regulation, deregulating rates and profits of its local telephone companies. The Nebraska experiment has become a benchmark for reassessing the role of state regulation in the future of telecommunications. Using comparative data from five midwestern states, Mueller shows how deregulation affected rates, investment, infrastructure modernization, and profits. He uncovers both positive and negative results. Mueller found established telephone companies to be basically conservative, not aggressive and expansionist, and concludes that new competition, not regulation or deregulation, is transforming the telecommunications industry.

Fools Paradise

Author: Christopher Leopold
Editor: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385143899
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Character Sketches Of Romance Fiction And The Drama

Author: Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Editor: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410213341
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Originally published in 1892, "the object of this Handbook is to supply readers and speakers with a lucid, but very brief account of such names as are used in allusions and references, whether by poets or prose writers; - to furnish those who consult it with the plot of popular dramas, the story of epic poems, and the outline of well-known tales. The number of dramatic plots sketched out is many hundreds. Another striking and interesting feature of the book is the revelation of the source from which dramatists and romancers have derived their stories, and the strange repetitions of historic incidents. It has been borne in mind throughout that it is not enough to state a fact. It must be stated attractively, and the character described must be drawn characteristically if the reader is to appreciate it, and feel an interest in what he reads." This work, an American reprint of The Reader's Handbook by E. Cobham Brewer, ..".while retaining all of the original material that can interest and aid the English-speaking student, gives also 'characters and sketches found in American novels, poetry and drama.'"

A Fool S Paradise

Author: Robyn Williams
Editor: Blessed and Favored Pub
ISBN: 9781930097957
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Robyn.williams,masterful storyteller and literary genius,displays her extraordinary talent for characterization in a fool.s paradise.The story is robust with suspense,romance,tragedy,humor and elements of the supernatural intricately women into a series of well-conceived pplot twists guaranteed to leave readers spellbound long after the last page is turned.

A Practical Course In Spoken English

Author: J. K. GANGAL
Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120346548
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This well-established and highly successful book, now in its Second Edition, builds on the strength of the previous edition, retaining many of the topics and incorporating some new topics in consonance with the present-day needs. The accompanying CD contains all the attributes of a good speech—proper stress, intonation and correct pronunciation—to enable better compre-hension of the topics. Some of the conversations and Words Often Mispronounced are also included in the CD to emphasize on the correctness of learning and enrich the learners in language skills. Primarily intended for students and learners who wish to enhance their spoken English skills, this book will be useful also for those who have long-felt need to communicate in English. It has all the rich ingredients to facilitate the learners talk effectively and confidently:  About 50 real-life conversations to improve one’s speech  Extensive list of vocabulary to aid in group discussions  Several useful language tips to pursue the global quest for personal and academic excellence NEW TO THIS EDITION  Discusses the need of the body language  Gives dos and don’ts for an effective communicator  Provides a list of a few non-verbal behaviours and their universal interpretation KEY FEATURES  Application of idioms for effective and creative speaking  Learning of expressions and phrases for better practical presentation  Numerous word meanings to clarify doubts  Grammar and usage in almost all the chapters to grasp the correct syntax  Activity to instill confidence in public speaking

The Ship Of Fools

Author: Sebastian Brant
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486143120
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Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of weaknesses, vices, grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations.