The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9781453203903
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Release: 2010-08-31
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

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New York Times Bestseller: The “miraculous” memoir of an inspiring teacher and the students who changed his life on an impoverished South Carolina island (Newsweek). Though the children of Yamacraw Island live less than two miles from the southern mainland, they can’t name the US president or the ocean that surrounds them. Most can’t read or write. Many of the students are the descendants of slaves, handicapped by poverty and isolation. When Pat Conroy arrives, an eager young teacher at the height of the civil rights movement, he finds a community still bound by the bitter effects of racism, but he is determined to broaden its members’ horizons and give them a voice. In this poignant memoir, which Newsweek called “an experience of joy,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides plumbs his experiences as a young teacher on an isolated South Carolina island to reveal the shocking inequalities of the American education system.

The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780553381573
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Release: 2002
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A teacher recounts a year on Yamacraw Island, off the South Carolina coast, when he helped black children gain an awareness of themselves as well as the world around them. Reprint.

The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Pages: 16
ISBN: UOM:39076005676908
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Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide
Author: Elizabeth Gibson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0310318211
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Release: 1990-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide
Author: Marianne Monson
Pages: 231
ISBN: 1606418416
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Deseret Book
Language: un

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When Mima's mother meets a pair of Mormon missionaries in the small English town of Wood Box in 1844, Mima prays that the townspeople won't treat them any differently. But when her mother chooses to be baptized, Mima's worst fears are realized. Even her best friend refuses to stand by her. So when her mother decides to leave for America, Mima is faced with some hard decisions.

The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide
Author: Valerie Dawson
Pages: 57
ISBN: OCLC:312107821
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Tea table Miscellany

The Tea table Miscellany
Author: Allan Ramsay
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019827638
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Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Boo

The Boo
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781453206409
Available:
Release: 2010-11-16
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s story about life at the Citadel in the 1960s, a profound exploration of what it means to be a man of honor. Lt. Col. Nugent Courvoisie, known to the cadets as “the Boo,” is an imposing and inspiring leader at the South Carolina military academy, the Citadel. A harsh disciplinarian but a compassionate mentor, he guides and inspires his young charges. Cadet Peter Cates is an anomaly. He is a gifted writer, a talented basketball player, and a good student, but his outward successes do little to impress his abusive father. The Boo takes Cates under his wing, but their bond is threatened when they’re forced to confront an act of violence on campus. Drawn from Pat Conroy’s own experiences as a student at the Citadel, The Boo is an unforgettable story about duty, loyalty, and standing up for what is right in the face of overwhelming circumstances.

My Losing Season

My Losing Season
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780553898187
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Release: 2003-08-26
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply affecting coming-of-age memoir about family, love, loss, basketball—and life itself—by the beloved author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini During one unforgettable season as a Citadel cadet, Pat Conroy becomes part of a basketball team that is ultimately destined to fail. And yet for a military kid who grew up on the move, the Bulldogs provide a sanctuary from the cold, abrasive father who dominates his life—and a crucible for becoming his own man. With all the drama and incandescence of his bestselling fiction, Conroy re-creates his pivotal senior year as captain of the Citadel Bulldogs. He chronicles the highs and lows of that fateful 1966–67 season, his tough disciplinarian coach, the joys of winning, and the hard-won lessons of losing. Most of all, he recounts how a group of boys came together as a team, playing a sport that would become a metaphor for a man whose spirit could never be defeated. Praise for My Losing Season “A superb accomplishment, maybe the finest book Pat Conroy has written.”—The Washington Post Book World “A wonderfully rich memoir that you don’t have to be a sports fan to love.”—Houston Chronicle “A memoir with all the Conroy trademarks . . . Here’s ample proof that losers always tell the best stories.”—Newsweek “In My Losing Season, Conroy opens his arms wide to embrace his difficult past and almost everyone in it.”—New York Daily News “Haunting, bittersweet and as compelling as his bestselling fiction.”—Boston Herald

Beach Music

Beach Music
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9780307804730
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Release: 2011-08-03
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An American expatriate in Rome unearths his family legacy in this sweeping novel by the acclaimed author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini A Southerner living abroad, Jack McCall is scarred by tragedy and betrayal. His desperate desire to find peace after his wife’s suicide draws him into a painful, intimate search for the one haunting secret in his family’s past that can heal his anguished heart. Spanning three generations and two continents, from the contemporary ruins of the American South to the ancient ruins of Rome, from the unutterable horrors of the Holocaust to the lingering trauma of Vietnam, Beach Music sings with life’s pain and glory. It is a novel of lyric intensity and searing truth, another masterpiece among Pat Conroy’s legendary and beloved novels. Praise for Beach Music “Astonishing . . . stunning . . . The range of passions and subjects that bring life to every page is almost endless.”—The Washington Post Book World “Magnificent . . . clearly Conroy’s best.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Blockbuster writing at its best.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Pat Conroy’s writing contains a virtue now rare in most contemporary fiction: passion.”—The Denver Post “A powerful, heartfelt tale.”—Houston Chronicle

The Water is Wide

The Water is Wide
Author: Julia O'Sullivan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781444778991
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Release: 2013-04-11
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

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Set in Edwardian Portsmouth, this is the enchanting story of a girl who has to choose between an exciting secret love and the boy everyone thinks she will marry. Beautiful Fidelis McCauley instantly falls for handsome Lieutenant Daniel Herrick when he rescues her hat from blowing away during the triumphant celebrations marking the return of his ship. Fidelis is determined to escape her treadmill existence and her chance meeting with Daniel seems to open new doors for her. But loving Daniel is risky - his father, a marine colonel, will disown his son if he finds out about his secret affair with a servant girl. And will Daniel, who has grown accustomed to his privileged background, be willing give up everything for the one he loves? Meanwhile Fidelis has already promised her hand to a childhood friend Harry, drifting into the engagement to please his family whose house was a second home while she was growing up. But Harry is far away in India with the Royal Marines.

Folk Songs for Solo Singers Vol 1

Folk Songs for Solo Singers  Vol  1
Author: Jay Althouse
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1457440423
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Release: 2021
Editor: Alfred Music
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Expertly crafted for solo voice and piano, Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volume 1 includes 11 favorite folk songs arranged by some of Alfred's finest writers, such as Philip Kern, Jay Althouse, and Carl Strommen.

My Reading Life

My Reading Life
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780385533843
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Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Nan A. Talese
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Pat Conroy acknowledges the books that have shaped him and celebrates the profound effect reading has had on his life. Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the farthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul. His interests range widely, from Milton to Tolkien, Philip Roth to Thucydides, encompassing poetry, history, philosophy, and any mesmerizing tale of his native South. He has for years kept notebooks in which he records words and expressions, over time creating a vast reservoir of playful turns of phrase, dazzling flashes of description, and snippets of delightful sound, all just for his love of language. But for Conroy reading is not simply a pleasure to be enjoyed in off-hours or a source of inspiration for his own writing. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity. In My Reading Life, Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes: sharing the pleasures of the local library’s vast cache with his mother when he was a boy, recounting his decades-long relationship with the English teacher who pointed him onto the path of letters, and describing a profoundly influential period he spent in Paris, as well as reflecting on other pivotal people, places, and experiences. His story is a moving and personal one, girded by wisdom and an undeniable honesty. Anyone who not only enjoys the pleasures of reading but also believes in the power of books to shape a life will find here the greatest defense of that credo. BONUS: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Pat Conroy's The Death of Santini.

Ed Gerhard

Ed Gerhard
Author: Ed Gerhard
Pages: 72
ISBN: 075792011X
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Release: 2004-07
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guitar arrangements transcribed by the artists themselves, in standard notation and tab. Each edition includes a masterclass-style CD in which the artist walks you through the key aspects and techniques for each arrangement. Ten of Ed Gerhard's most beautiful solo guitar pieces transcribed in full notation and tablature. On the accompanying master class-style CD, Ed carefully describes and demonstrates all the key passages for each song. Titles are: Blue Highway * Crow * Duet * Farther Along * Homage * Promised Land * Shallow Brown * Si Bhig, Si Mhor * The Water Is Wide * Wild Mountain Thyme.

The Great Santini

The Great Santini
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 471
ISBN: 9780553381559
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Release: 2002
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eighteen-year-old Ben's attempts to stand up for himself, his mother, and his sister are resisted by his intolerant father, a fighter pilot and inflexible disciplinarian. Reprint.

Something in the Water

Something in the Water
Author: Catherine Steadman
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781984820532
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Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water.... Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events....

The Environmental Science of Drinking Water

The Environmental Science of Drinking Water
Author: Patrick Sullivan,Franklin J. Agardy,James J.J. Clark
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780080457727
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Release: 2005-08-01
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In today’s chemically dependent society, environmental studies demonstrate that drinking water in developed countries contains numerous industrial chemicals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and chemicals from water treatment processes. This poses a real threat. As a result of the ever-expanding list of chemical and biochemical products industry, current drinking water standards that serve to preserve our drinking water quality are grossly out of date. Environmental Science of Drinking Water demonstrates why we need to make a fundamental change in our approach toward protecting our drinking water. Factual and circumstantial evidence showing the failure of current drinking water standards to adequately protect human health is presented along with analysis of the extent of pollution in our water resources and drinking water. The authors also present detail of the currently available state-of-the-art technologies which, if fully employed, can move us toward a healthier future. * Addresses the international problems of outdated standards and the overwhelming onslaught of new contaminants. * Includes new monitoring data on non-regulated chemicals in water sources and drinking water. * Includes a summary of different bottled waters as well as consumer water purification technologies.

The Lords of Discipline

The Lords of Discipline
Author: Pat Conroy
Pages: 561
ISBN: 9781453203989
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Release: 2010-08-17
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A cadet encounters hazing and racism at an elite military academy in this novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Prince of Tides. As Will McLean begins his studies at the Carolina Military Institute, the American South is in turmoil over desegregation. An outsider to the harsh authoritarianism of the military, Will survives the school’s notorious freshman hazing, and avoids attention from its fabled and menacing secret society, the Ten. But when he is asked to mentor the school’s first black student, Will is drawn into the intense racial politics—and the threat of violence—simmering beneath the surface. Based on Conroy’s own military school experience and featuring his lush prose and richly drawn characters, The Lords of Discipline is a powerful story of a young man’s stand for justice and the friendship, love, and courage he finds along the way.

The Water Is Wide

The Water Is Wide
Author: June Sawers
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1441573682
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Release: 2009-10
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Water Is Wide is a combination of parts: part emigration history, part family history, part cultural history, part memoir, part reflection, and part meditation consisting of poems, lyrics, and a prose poem, mostly on the topics of loss and separation, remembrance and memory, movement and displacement, identity and heritage all written from a Celtic perspective.

Economy Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales

Economy Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales
Author: Glyn Wittwer
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9789811361012
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Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book deals with the economic modelling of water at the global, national and sub-national levels. It presents a multi-faceted analysis and, while it outlines the theories behind various models, its main purpose is to analyse policy issues and present insights arising from modelling, including a chapter analysing the macroeconomic implications of climate change. Arguably the most compelling reason for publishing a book on the economic modelling of water arises from the fact that agriculture accounts for approximately 70% of water used for economic purposes, while only contributing 4% of global income. Given that water is an essential commodity, this discrepancy may in part be symptomatic of an undervaluation of water due to immature and incomplete markets. In turn, this undervaluation has led to an ongoing misallocation of water. When economic models include water accounts that feed into production functions, they model impacts on the marginal product of water. Policies that improve the link between the marginal product and price of water will improve water allocation, while advanced economic models such as those presented here can enhance our ability to explore the possible impacts of improved policy.