Over The Edge

Author: Alexander Spevakovskiy
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105690857
Size: 11,33 MB
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Over The Edge

Author: Valerie J. Matsumoto
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520211490
Size: 20,74 MB
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This collection of essays challenges traditional readings of western history and literature, and redraws the boundaries of the American West. Essay topics range from tourism to immigration, from environmental battles to inter-ethnic relations, and from law to film.

Peeking Over The Edge Views From Life S Middle

Author: Cathy Marley
Editor: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741431696
Size: 10,82 MB
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Poetically fashioned and emotionally candid, this collection of personal reflections savors the joys of life after 50 with past regrets and triumphs balanced by eager anticipation of a future built on wisdom gained along the way.

Rock Over The Edge

Author: Roger Beebe
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822329152
Size: 20,23 MB
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This collection brings new voices and new perspectives to the study of popular--and particularly rock--music. Focusing on a variety of artists and music forms, Rock Over the Edge asks what happens to rock criticism when rock is no longer a coherent concept. To work toward an answer, contributors investigate previously neglected genres and styles, such as "lo fi," alternative country, and "rock en español," while offering a fresh look at such familiar figures as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Kurt Cobain. Bridging the disciplines of musicology and cultural studies, the collection has two primary goals: to seek out a language for talking about music culture and to look at the relationship of music to culture in general. The editors' introduction provides a backward glance at recent rock criticism and also looks to the future of the rapidly expanding discipline of popular music studies. Taking seriously the implications of critical theory for the study of non-literary aesthetic endeavors, the volume also addresses such issues as the affective power of popular music and the psychic construction of fandom. Rock Over the Edge will appeal to scholars and students in popular music studies and American Studies as well as general readers interested in popular music. Contributors. Ian Balfour, Roger Beebe, Michael Coyle, Robert Fink, Denise Fulbrook, Tony Grajeda, Lawrence Grossberg, Trent Hill, Josh Kun, Jason Middleton, Lisa Ann Parks, Ben Saunders, John J. Sheinbaum, Gayle Wald, Warren Zanes

Over The Edge

Author: Harlan Ellison
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497604478
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An essential collection of short stories and essays from the multi-award-winning author of Deathbird Stories. “Arguably the best and most prolific author of novellas and novelettes that Anglophone letters has produced.” —Norman Spinrad, author of Bug Jack Barron, from his Foreword Despite the awards and accolades that categorize Harlan Ellison as a science fiction writer, his canon of work spans a diverse range of categories across fiction and nonfiction. He is, first and foremost, a writer of the human condition, whether he’s richly imagining characters’ experiences and adventures or commenting on the foibles and follies of those he had the misfortune to meet and observe. Over the Edge brings together ten of Ellison’s stories and three of his essays. From a sheriff’s ignoble end in an Old West town to a conspiracy on the steel beams of a construction site and an astronaut’s lonely existence and descent into madness, Ellison’s fiction resides in a genre of his own creation. Meanwhile, his commentary about topics such as writing for Star Trek and interactions with fans captures real human behavior more bizarre and horrifying than anything his imagination can conjure. Includes: “Pennies, Off a Dead Man’s Eyes,” “The End of the Time of Leinard,” “3,” “Faces of Fear: An Essay,” “Blind Lightning,” “Walk the High Steel,” “Shadow Play,” “The Words in Spock’s Mouth: An Essay,” “From a Great Height,” “Night Vigil,” “Xenogenesis: An Essay,” “Rock God,” “Ah-Wegh Thogha,” “Ernest and the Machine God”

Over The Edge

Author: Betty Rowlands
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471907376
Size: 15,36 MB
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'A gifted and knowledgeable writer . . . engaging and readable' Financial Times Melissa Craig accompanies her artist neighbor Iris to France, where Iris will teach a two-week course at Philippe Bonard's language and culture centre, while Melissa researches Camisard history for her new thriller. Then a former student plummets down a cliff - on the face of it a tragic accident. But the discover, days later, of a second body in almost the identical spot seems to suggest murder instead. And Melissa, uncovering the strange and violent history of the area, and the past treacheries of a Gestapo infiltrator, finds herself drawn yet again into a present-day mystery.

Over The Edge

Author: Brandilyn Collins
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 143367162X
Size: 16,11 MB
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After her husband, Dr. Brock McNeil, a respected researcher, denies that chronic Lyme disease exists, Janessa is infected with Lyme disease by a man who has lost everything to the disease, and who threatens to infect her daughter next if her husband willnot change his stance.

Over The Edge

Author: Tom Osborne
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469101424
Size: 10,91 MB
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Theres a seventeen story building in Battle Creek, Michigan that still stands today. Seventy-five years ago, a steel-worker by the name of Nelson Talltrees, died on the fifth floor during its construction. This is a story about how his ghost still haunts suite 501. Once the entity discovers whats important to those that have set up shop there, he seduces them by using their greed against them by promising them success. Nelson delivers on his promise, but in the process, the entity eventually takes control of everything in his victims life, until it pushes the victim Over the Edge.

Over The Edge

Author: Greg Child
Editor: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859604
Size: 12,63 MB
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* A different sort of true climbing adventure—this one with terrorists, kidnappings, and AK47s * New afterword by the author * First time in paperback Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America’s best young rock climbers—Tommy Caldwell, Beth Rodden, Jason “Singer” Smith, and John Dickey—were asleep in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan. At daybreak, they would be kidnapped at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan and is linked to Al Qaeda. The kidnappers, themselves barely out of their teens, intended to use their hostages as human shields and for ransom money as they moved across Kyrgyzstan. They hid the climbers by day and marched them by night through freezing, treacherous mountain terrain, with little food, no clean water, and the constant threat of execution. The four climbers -- the oldest of them only 25 -- would see a fellow hostage, a Kyrgyz soldier, executed before their eyes. And in a remarkable life-and-death crucible over six terrifying days, they would be forced to choose between saving their own lives and committing an act none of them thought they ever could. In Over the Edge, the climbers reveal the complete story of their nightmarish ordeal to journalist and climber Greg Child. With riveting details, Child re-creates the entire hour-by-hour drama, from the first ricocheting bullets to the climatic decision that gains them their freedom. Set in a region rife with narcotics and terrorism, this is a compelling story about loyalty and the will to survive. What continues to make it relevant today, 15 years after the events took place, is the geopolitical context -- the incident happened, eerily, on the eve of 9–/11; the fact that at least two of the four climbers continue to be prominent in the sport; and the details incorporated into the story around the media hype and controversy regarding the climbers and their story.

Over The Edge

Author: Mae Kidman Aldous
Editor: LifeRich Publishing
ISBN: 148970048X
Size: 15,85 MB
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After setting out on a nice drive up the canyon, Cari and her fiancé, Michael, were forced over the edge on a roller-coaster ride down the mountain, which ended when their car slammed into a stand of trees. Cari slowly crawled back up the mountain and was shocked to hear vocal promptings of encouragement, even though Michael's lifeless body lay in the wrecked car. His one request was for her to find the person responsible for his death and promised to be at her side when needed. Why would someone want to kill them? Will Cari survive, and will she find justice for her fiancé? Perhaps, after meeting the young man who found her lying on the side of the road or the detective who didn't believe her story. Possibly, reuniting with a former friend would make the difference. Then there was that nagging fear that her father would carry out his threat to kill her. She discovered that he had been released from prison and barely managed to hold herself together upon meeting him face to face. As Cari travels down this perilous road and faces more danger than she ever anticipated, is it possible for her to find true happiness?