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Going To See The Elephant

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Author: Roland Glen Baker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420877577
Size: 46.44 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Book Description: This book is autobiography, "GOING TO SEE THE ELEPHANT." It tells about my brothers'' and my experiences, as young boys, living on the farm in Idaho. The turmoil, we experienced living in an Alcoholic- dysfunctional family. It explains about my working experiences in Idaho Falls, Idaho, after we moved from the farm, during the last two years of the Second World War. It describes the circumstance that prompted our divorced Father to go to Alaska. The book includes our experiences when we drove to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada with our intent of taking a ship to Haines, Alaska. The primary part of this book is about the experiences we had, during the time, when our Father and us three boys drove the Alcan Highway also known as The Alaska-Canadian Highway in 1946. It explains the problems that our Father encountered in getting permission from the Canadian government, in Edmonton, Alberta for us to drive the Alcan Highway. This was the first year that civilians could drive the Alcan Highway since it''s completion in 1942. The highway was in the same condition as when it was originally constructed by the American and Canadian Soldiers. This book depicts the experiences we had when we first arrive in Anchorage, Alaska, and how we survived the extreme cold weather in Anchorage, and about our living in a crude state of existence in our Quanset Hut, which had no indoor water, plumbing, or electricity. Our only source for heat and cooking was a wood-burning stove. As for having shelter in the Quonset hut, we might as well have been living in an Igloo.


Going To See The Elephant

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Author: Rodes Fishburne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439194041
Size: 24.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: The trade paperback reprint of Rodes Fishburne's highly-praised first novel GOING TO SEE THE ELEPHANT, which was published in hardcover 1/09.


I Went To See The Elephant

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Author: Dwight Joyce Ingle
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 52.97 MB
Format: PDF
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Languages : en
Pages : 307
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Going To See The Elephant

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Author: George Garrett
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 47.94 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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Book Description: This collection of essays by novelist and poet, George Garrett presents his meditations on the art and craft of writing. Garrett is the author of 32 books and among his many honours are the Rome Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


Oliver Optic S Magazine

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Author: Oliver Optic
Publisher:
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Size: 50.99 MB
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Languages : en
Pages :
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The Present Age

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Size: 36.95 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
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They Saw The Elephant

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Author: JoAnn Levy
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806189959
Size: 72.41 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: "The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle


To See The Elephant

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Author: John A. McKee
Publisher: Leathers Pub
ISBN:
Size: 67.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 186
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Congressional Record

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Author: United States. Congress
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Size: 62.76 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Why The Elephant Has No Butt

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Author: Osonye Tess Onwueme
Publisher: Africana Legacy PressInc
ISBN:
Size: 13.41 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Book Description: Recreates and globalizes an Igbo folktale about the animals' struggle for survival and triumph in a world where the weak and poor tortoises must strive to alter their powerless condition by confronting the oppressive forces of the rich and powerful elephants, who constantly push them to the edge of power and insecurity.


Articulating The Elephant Man

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Author: Peter W. Graham
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Size: 42.84 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: The surgeon Frederick Treves and the anthropologist Ashley Montagu helped make him famous. Filmmaker David Lynch and playwright Bernard Pomerance made him a star. According to the popular press, singer Michael Jackson wanted to buy his bones from London Hospital. Stories about Joseph Merrick--the "Elephant Man" of Victorian England--combine elements of myth and fable, tragedy and melodrama, freak show and farce. And they seem to have perennial appeal. In Articulating the Elephant Man, Peter W. Graham and Fritz H. Oehlschlaeger examine how the phenomenon called "the Elephant Man" has been constructed and reconstructed--how Joseph Merrick has been transformed from a suffering individual into an exhibit, a shape-shifting curiosity whose different guises variously suit the needs of particular audiences, genres, and interpreters. Merrick's "presenters" have been a varied group of artists, medical experts, scholars, and biographers. But preceding them all is Merrick himself, no mere passive sufferer but an individual who bravely endured--and, when he had to, successfully exploited--his outrageous bodily disorder. According to Graham and Oehlschlaeger, each account--starting with Merrick's autobiographical pamphlet--blends description and creation, observation and self-revelation, and the selective recording, alteration, and suppression of details. Telling the story of the Elephant Man, whether as a drama, a film, a sequence of poems, or a medical case study, often reveals as much about the observer as it does about the subject. The Victorians' accounts of Merrick, for example, reflect that era's tendency to normalize the extraordinary, to colonize the exotic. For them, Merrick was both an ideal object of charity and a challenge to their most basic assumptions about humanity. In our own time, Merrick is cast as the ultimate outsider. If it was culturally convenient for the Victorians to patronize Merrick and congratulate his "benefactors," contemporary cultural biases make it easier for us to admire him as a subversive hero and to debunk his "exploiters." Like the hero of a folk tale, the real Merrick suffered indignities but enjoyed a dramatic change of fortune. At the end of his life, he had attained a measure of comfort, a small portion of fame, and the courteous notice of the eminent, the beautiful, even the royal. At the heart of his story, the authors suggest, is Merrick's humanity--and telling his story helps us define our own. Merrick faced what every human being who grows old or falls ill must endure, the sufferer's painful questions about cause and effect, about personal guilt or cosmic cruelty. He knew the isolation felt by every outsider--the poor, the homeless, the victimized, even the modern "superstar." And, like each of us, he must have wondered if appearance is, after all, a misleading mask.