The Year A Royal Dream Came True

Author: Jason Sivewright
ISBN: 9780692667149
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The Year A Royal Dream Came True tells the story of the 2015 Kansas City Royals. A team destined for the crown ever since that flick of the bat by Salvador Perez in the 2014 AL Wild Card Game. The magic that began then carried on, and led the boys in blue to ultimately hoisting the trophy and celebrating in royal fashion.

The Politics Of Dreaming In The Carolingian Empire

Author: Paul Edward Dutton
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803216532
Size: 44.14 MB
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Between the reigns of Charlemagne and Charles the Fat, Europe underwent a series of alarming and unsettling changes. Civil war broke out, royal authority was divided, and the brightest of men and women began to entertain nightmarish thoughts of the corruption and collapse of their world. Amidst the ruin of their shaken and shattered assumptions, Carolingian intellectuals wrote down a series of dream texts. The Carolingian oneiric record, though dark with confusion and immoderate emotion, supplies us with a more subjective reading of this formative period of European history than the one found in standard histories. Carolingian dream-authors criticized and complained because they hoped to reform a royal society that had lost its way. This study begins by surveying the sleep of kings and the status of royal dreams from the classical period to the ninth century. Then it runs to an examination of individual dreams and the political disruption that informs them. The reader will encounter a variety of surprising dreams: of Charlemagne's lust, demons and archangels, a sorrowful prophet, disputed property and bullying saints, magical swords and mad princes, and Charles the Fat's journey through an awesome otherworld towards an uncertain constitutional future.

The Man Whose Dream Came True

Author: Julian Symons
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755129652
Size: 36.50 MB
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A likeable but rather hapless young man decides he’s tired of small-time games and attempts to break into the big league. However, he finds himself out of his depth and ends up caught out in an ingenious back-firing murder conspiracy. Entertaining and full of suspense, Symons’ plot has enough twists to keep you guessing.

A Dream Came True

Author: Betty Neels
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459204041
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After her parents' deaths, and her brother's departure for America, Jemima had no choice but to make a new life for herself. Since she wasn't trained for anything, that wasn't going to be easy. On the whole, she realized she had been very lucky to be taken on as companion-help to Lady Manderly, yet Jemima knew that her life was somehow unsatisfactory, and she felt unfulfilled. Such thoughts might, of course, have something to do with Lady Manderly's nephew—Professor Alexander Cator!

A Dream Come True

Author: Bill Hiatt
Publisher: Bill Hiatt Publishing via PublishDrive
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Six high school students cramming for a mythology test fall asleep during their review session—and wake up in the world of Greek mythology. They must be dreaming, yet everything seems so real. The vivid detail is enough to make them nervous, but realizing they can’t wake up is even worse. Dream or not, this strange world has a hold on them that they can’t easily break. Their only hope is to search the ancient myths for clues that will enable them to escape. That would be hard enough under ideal circumstances, but an unknown evil is stalking them, determined to destroy this realm—and them with it! (Part mythology book and part young adult urban fantasy, this book is intended to make Greek mythology more relatable for high school students. The book may also be of interest to young-at-heart mythology fans of all ages.)

The Three Boys

Author: Yeshi Dorjee
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824830792
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A virtuous young woman journeys to the Land of the Dead to retrieve the still-beating heart of a king; a wily corpse-monster tricks his young captor into setting him free; a king falls under a curse that turns him into a cannibal; a shepherd who understands the speech of animals saves a princess from certain death. These are just a few of the wondrous tales that await readers of this collection of Tibetan Buddhist folktales. Fifteen stories are told for modern readers in a vivid, accessible style that reflects a centuries-old tradition of storytelling in the monasteries and marketplaces of Tibet. As a child growing up in a Buddhist monastery, Yeshi Dorjee would often coax the elderly lamas into telling him folktales. By turns thrilling, mysterious, clever, and often hilariously funny, the stories he narrates here also teach important lessons about mindfulness, compassion, and other key Buddhist principles. They will delight readers of all ages, scholars and students, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.

When Dreams Come True

Author: Cathy Maxwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061755880
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Everyone knew the Earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord . . . When Pierce Kirrier rescues a mysterious beauty from the billowing ocean waves, he has no idea who she is or where she came from. But at first sight of this enchanting maiden, he knows he must claim her for his own. Taking her back to Penhollow Hall, he pampers her like a princess, determined to win her trust and her heart. For Eden, awakening in an elegant bedchamber in a remote corner of Cornwall is like a perfect dream. In Pierces arms she has discovered true love, true joy, and a passion she never imagined could exist. Yet she knows in her heart that, once her secret past catches up with her, her dreams could be shattered . . . forever.

Someday My Prince Will Come

Author: Jerramy Fine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101217030
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The charming story of a small-town girl who dreams of finding love with a real-life English prince?and who?s willing to go to hilarious lengths to make her fairy tale come true Most young girls dream of becoming a princess. But unlike most girls, Jerramy Fine never grew out of it. Strangely drawn to the English royal family since she was a child, Jerramy spends her childhood writing love letters to Buckingham Palace and absorbing any information she can find on modern-day princesses throughout the world. Years later, when her sense of destiny finally brings her to London, Jerramy navigates the murky waters of English social circles, etiquette, and dating with hilarious results.


Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101870435
Size: 66.72 MB
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From the author of Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire comes a powerful, revelatory book about the year that would signal the beginning of the Cold War, the end of the British Empire, and the beginning of the rivalry between the United States and the USSR. Victor Sebestyen reveals the events of 1946 by chronologically framing what was taking place in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, with seminal decisions made by heads of state that would profoundly change the old order forever. Whether it was the July 22 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the July 25 Bikini Atoll underwater atomic bomb test, or the August 16 Great Calcutta Killings in India, 1946 was a year of seismic and dramatic events. Sebestyen begins with the Moscow Foreign Ministers’ Conference the week before Christmas 1945, when Stalin announced that the USSR would not withdraw its troops from Iran by March 1946, and ends with the morning of November 3, 1946, when Emperor Hirohito officially unveiled Japan’s new constitution before the National Diet. The year 1946 would see the map of Eastern Europe redrawn, Chinese communists gaining decisive victories in their fight for power, and the birth of Israel. Though Truman, Stalin, Churchill, MacArthur, Ben-Gurion, Hirohito, and Menachem Begin are part of the story, Sebestyen also writes about the enormous suffering and ongoing persecution of civilians in the aftermath of the war: the pillaging and rape; the ethnic cleansing of the German population from Czechoslovakia and Poland; the rise of a violent new anti-Semitism; the civil wars in China and Greece; the mass starvation in Japan, Eastern Europe, and Germany on a scale not seen since the Middle Ages; the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis and diphtheria; and such total desolation that schools, government, and transportation were nonexistent and currency was worthless. Drawing on personal testimonies and new archival research, Sebestyen has written a vivid and compelling narrative that brilliantly evokes the beginning of the Cold War set against a devastated landscape of dystopian horrors. (With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.) From the Hardcover edition.