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The Valley of Vision
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”Why do you choose such a title as The Valley of Vision for your book” said my friend; “do you mean that one can see farther from the valley than from the mountain-top?” This question set me thinking, as every honest question ought to do. Here is the result of my thoughts, which you will take for what it is worth, if you care to read the book. The mountain-top is the place of outlook over the earth and the sea. But it is in the valley of suffering, endurance, and self-sacrifice that the deepest visions of the meaning of life come to us.I take the outcome of this Twentieth Century War as a victory over the mad illusion of world-domination which the Germans saw from the peak of their military power in 1914. The united force of the Allies has grown, through valley-visions of right and justice and human kindness, into an irresistible might before which the German “will to power” has gone down in ruin. (From the Preface)Show book
Jonathan Pie - Off the Record
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Death Quest - Mission Earth...
L. Ron Hubbard
Kinky killers. Exploding speedboats. $2 billion paternity suits. It's love Voltarian-style...and planet Earth is feeling the heat... Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller will go to any length to protect his beloved Countess Krak. He'll race up the eastern seaboard pursued by the entire Coast Guard. He'll smash boats, he'll set off bombs, he'll fight off every paternity suit that comes his way. . . . But Apparatus Officer Soltan Gris is just as determined to put the Countess out of commission — for good — and he's found the perfect hit man for the job. Well, almost perfect. This particular Torpedo has one little kink. He takes a bit of an unhealthy interest in his victims . . . after he kills them. And as if Gris didn't have enough on his plate, wedding bells are ringing. The Voltarian stud is about to tie the knot — with two women! Yes, love is a battlefield. But in this warped war of twisted desires, perverse passions and unholy alliances — the entire Mission Earth enterprise could soon morph into a truly decadent Death Quest.A Galaxy Press audio production.Show book
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The Current Climate
Bruce Jay Friedman
Screenwriter Harry Towns continues his misadventures in this novel from a New York Times–bestselling author and “witty chronicler of urban angst” (San Francisco Chronicle). Set in late-1980s New York, this novel continues the story of Harry Towns—who is well into his fifties and is feeling increasingly out of place in the world, but doesn’t let that stop him from pursuing success as a playwright (or at least making some quick cash by selling a TV series). He has a second wife and a young daughter, but he doesn’t let that stop him from bedding the occasional hooker (and getting mugged along the way). It isn’t easy getting older, but Harry plugs along. The only thing that truly paralyzes him is trying to decide whether to get tickets to Cats . . . “A triumph . . . Hilarious.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto) “Harry Towns, like his creator, shows in the end . . . amazing resilience, inventiveness, hope and good humor.” —The Washington PostShow book
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The central question of every hard-working person's career is how to work less hard while still being able to buy a bottle of ninety-five-dollar Borolo without trembling. This is as true at age thirty as it is at more advanced ages. But by age forty, most of us are already thinking of exit strategies that will place us firmly off the grid for good. The question, then, is simple: How to retire while continuing to enjoy all the best things that haute-bourgeois life has to offer? The answer has been under our noses all along: Retire while still working! This might seem like a difficult proposition, but close examination of the concept reveals that there are many among us who have been exploring this boundary betwen a nice nap and the long sleep for quite some time. They are called "Senior Management," and we have a lot to learn from them.Show book