Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486444116
Release 2005-08
Pages 64
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This nostalgic text brims with gentle philosophies and descriptions of how we used to live — self-sufficiently — on land, in homes, and among things built by hand. The author's charming illustrations celebrate our heritage and the spirit that nurtured it, but also recall the vanished joys of America's pioneer past. 44 line illustrations.



Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin Author Cyrus Bozorgmehr
ISBN-10 9781250125286
Release 2017-07-11
Pages 224
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The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions: Martin Shkreli. In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art. The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli? As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table? As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story. With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style. An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. Once Upon a Time in Shaolin twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.



Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America Author 'THOMPSON' K. GEORGE
ISBN-10 9781450286220
Release 2011-06-22
Pages 400
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'Thompson' K. George, author of ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, shares with the world an intriguing and yet very heart-wrenching eye-witness account of events that was and still being inflicted on mankind by public figures in the 21st century in America....some of which remains best kept secrets to most American public and the rest of the world at large...chronicling the destructive policies that trails the dark past of the Bush-Cheney's era. An uncut revelation of the true state of things in America today with immigrants and citizens alike and the lowdown dirty innerworkings of the conservative right-wing ideologues in Washington. 'Once Upon A Time In America' tells it all. It portrays everyone's story and a message for all. A pure and timeless masterpiece of history of the 21st century. The author lives in Philadelphia and currently working on an upcoming documentary based on this masterpiece.



Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author Gloria Vanderbilt
ISBN-10 0449129020
Release 1986-03-12
Pages 352
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The celebrity artist and designer recreates the glamour and terror of her childhood when she became a legend as the "poor little rich girl" during a notorious custody trial and vividly depicting the adults who loved and battled over her



Once Upon a Time bomb

Once Upon a Time  bomb Author Manlio Argueta
ISBN-10 0761837876
Release 2007
Pages 239
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Once Upon a Time (Bomb) is a charming memoir of a young boy growing up in El Salvador. It tells the story of Alfonso Duque the Thirteenth, a youngster from a poverty-stricken family and a budding poet. Surrounded by hovering women-his mother, aunts, grandmothers, and sisters-little Alfonso still manages to enjoy boyish pranks and endure scraped elbows, knees, and ego while also discovering the pleasures of reading. The womenfolk laughingly describe him on his 'throne' atop the trees or back in the outhouse, where he often escapes to read. This work of innocence is set against a darker backdrop of the growing violence in the Salvadoran countryside and the news coming from the fronts of the Second World War. Argueta incorporates many of the best-loved local folktales into the narrative, the Siguanaba, Chinchintora the Snake, Theodora the Coyote, some of them personalized or hilariously adapted by the women to fit their own circumstances. In the book, the author works through memory, re-encounters a nostalgic past, re-creates paradise, and re-acquaints himself with his poetic roots after years of exile from poetry, his homeland, and the luxury of dreaming.



The Art of Sergio Leone s Once Upon a Time in the West

The Art of Sergio Leone s Once Upon a Time in the West Author John Fawell
ISBN-10 9780786420926
Release 2005-05-18
Pages 223
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Few directors are characterized by both extraordinary film craft and the ironic reputation for lowbrow films. Despite his many achievements as a child of the Italian Cinecitta studios, however, Sergio Leone has been judged severely by writers who find his films lacking in ideas and moralists who find his films unduly cynical. Nevertheless, Leone's greatest cinematic achievement, Once Upon a Time in the West, served to refute these criticisms while exposing the director's unique romanticism and artistic ambition. As Leone's fourth successful American western film, Once Upon a Time in the West earned him acclaim for liberating the western genre, restoring it to a place of antique American simplicity. The principal goal of this book is to sharpen an appreciation for Sergio Leone and his most famous American western. The first two chapters deal with the relationship between Once Upon a Time in the West and the western films that preceded it, particularly those of John Ford. Subsequent chapters concentrate on the central characters of Once Upon a Time in the West, with special attention to Jill, Leone's first female protagonist and a surprisingly successful character, central to the plot and accorded a kind of existential strength usually reserved for men in Westerns. The sixth, seventh and eighth chapters address Leone's visual style, which represents a unique fusion of Hollywood classicism and modernism, and reveals the influences of Italian Surrealism and the French New Wave. The final chapters explore the rhythm, romanticism, and musical character of Once Upon a Time in the West, espousing the theory that Leone's approach to film is, above all, musical.



Once Upon a Time in New York

Once Upon a Time in New York Author Herbert Mitgang
ISBN-10 9780815412632
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 288
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Veteran journalist Mitgang has written a flavorful account of New York City politics during the 1920s Jazz Age centering around the intersecting careers of the city's popular mayor, Jimmy Walker, and the state's patrician governor, Franklin D. Roosevelt.



Once Upon A Time Regina Rising

Once Upon A Time  Regina Rising Author Wendy Toliver
ISBN-10 9781368002004
Release 2017-04-25
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Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC's "Once Upon a Time." She seeks romance, adventure, and approval. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.



Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author Dick Hanson
ISBN-10 9781480838871
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 100
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Moral values are under attack. Although the United States of America was established with a firm position on Christian values and morality—on the fundamental belief that God’s laws were supreme—this rich tapestry of American history and values has been tattered and torn by the introduction of principles inconsistent with the Founding Fathers’ beliefs. How can we then overcome this challenge and bring back integrity and honesty into contemporary life? In Once upon a Time: A Guide to Moral Decision-Making, author Dick Hanson reclaims this lost set of values and provides insight and encouragement for dealing with the problems that beset humankind. Drawing from a variety of sources and offering a sense of the historical background of moral decision-making, Hanson uses a Christian, biblical perspective to articulate a decision-making process that can help show people the way forward with courage and resolve. Replete with examples of people who have made moral decisions, each chapter provides inspirational guidelines and scriptural references that will today assist each person in making moral decisions. The themes of honesty, integrity, spirituality, and morality run as a thread through the tapestry of history, culminating in the formation of the United States of America and its enduring principles. Despite the moral relativism that permeates our day, God has a set of moral rules and a code of conduct that will bring us back to a high standard of moral behavior—something we so need in our day and time.



Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author J. Randy Taraborrelli
ISBN-10 9780759527904
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 512
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Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage.



Once Upon A Time in Compton

Once Upon A Time in Compton Author Tim Brennan
ISBN-10 9781944359539
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 390
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From Gangsta rap to gang wars and everything in between.... Former Compton police officers Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd have seen it all..... And now, they’re telling all..... For twenty years, gang unit detectives Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd patrolled the streets of Compton. They witnessed the birth and rise of gangsta rap with acts they knew personally, such as N.W.A and D.J. Quik; dealt firsthand with the chaos of the L.A. riots, its aftermath, and the gang truce that followed; were involved in the investigations of the murders of hip-hop stars Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G., and were major players in an all-out tug-of-war with City Hall that ultimately resulted in the permanent shut-down of the Compton Police Department. Through it all, they developed an intricate knowledge of gangs and the streets and a methodology that has been implemented by local law enforcement agencies across the country. Their compassionate and fair approach to community policing earned them the respect of citizens and gangbangers alike. This story - told with bestselling author Lolita Files, whose research with Brennan and Ladd has spanned over four years - is a firsthand glimpse into a world during an era many have heard about in song and legend, but have rarely had the opportunity to witness at ground level, from the inside out, through the eyes of two men who witnessed and experienced it all.



Lazar Achievement Psychology

Lazar Achievement Psychology Author Richard G. Lazar, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781456622534
Release 2014-07-26
Pages 311
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If you are a student, graduate student or individual who knows that there is more for you to learn than what you've been exposed to in your life, this one's for you. If you are certain that you have been genetically gifted with talents needed to be a Manager and Not a Managee in life, think again and decide to review this set of skills, concepts and techniques that will help most who master Lazar Achievement Psychology. The Lazar Achievement Psychology provides everything you ever wanted and needed to know in a format you can master in the privacy of your own world and at your own pace. It includes all the self-scoring measurement tools you will need to help you measure to see where you need to improve and then when you re-measure, as often as you wish, you can see how you have improved and where you still may need to improve to Achieve Your Worthwhile Goals. Treat yourself to the premier personal management and leadership skills that have helped 45,000 employees of organizations in all fields. The materials charge for the manual was $200.00 when combined with classroom training at prevailing per diem or project charges. This e book is a truly cost effective alternative for the individual working at improving their skills for work and life. Lazar Achievement Psychology is a text only version of our complete blended-learning, online, on-demand, remote learning course available to enterprises only. Advantages of Mobile, e-Learning: * Available and Accessible at any hour at any time as an ebook on computers and most devices at a very affordable price. • Perfect for Today and Beyond when targeted directly to the Achievement of your unique goals. • At Your Own Rate and personal attention span. • Never Embarrassing. Enables replay in privacy until you get it right. • Truthful Self-Assessment and Measurement increases your motivation in the privacy of the Mobile-Learning method for improvement. At the Heart and Soul of the Achiever: This course embraces the concepts and skills of the Achiever. It is replete with stories from my own personal experience and inspirational guidance in short quotes from the ages. The knowledge offered here is timely and timeless. It is about human love . . . Caring, Respecting, Accepting, Valuing, Encouraging, and Understanding (CRAVE-U™). It's also about Character that we define as doing Good, Right, Helpful and Better. Read on. This is the world's most needed and proven pathway to peace and progress. Proven Evidence: Do good guys always finish last? Answer: No. Do good people do bad things and do bad people do good things? Answer: Yes. Can people learn to be their own managers and not managees? Answer: Absolutely. Can we learn and practice the best in lessons from great emperors, the great sports team builders and the great individual Achievers in life? Answer: Definitely! There's more. How do we know this? Answer: We have done it for 35 years all over the country and throughout the world (except for Antarctica.) We were paid quite well by people who believed that there were and still are much better ways to manage and lead. We were selected in a very competitive world including in higher education to do this work with more than 45,000 people worldwide. The specific case studies and real-life stories are presented to "pepper" the value of the concepts and skills and the techniques of measurement for personal improvement. Every motivated person male or female, young or old can get better with Lazar Achievement Psychology™ now available in almost any ebook reader format.



Once Upon a Car

Once Upon a Car Author Bill Vlasic
ISBN-10 9780062042224
Release 2011-10-04
Pages 416
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Once Upon a Car is the fascinating epic story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Written by Bill Vlasic, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times and acclaimed author of Taken for a Ride, this eye-opening, richly anecdotal work is more than a riveting and insightful business history. It offers a clear-eyed view of the present day automobile industry and of Detroit, the city that spawned it, going far beyond the corporate and federal maneuverings to explore the impact the car companies’ failures have had on the overall economy, and more importantly what they have done to people’s lives. Relevant and thought-provoking, Once Upon a Car is an unforgettable journey deep inside this quintessentially American industry.



Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia Author Ben Mezrich
ISBN-10 9781476771908
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 288
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The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.” Meet two larger-than-life Russians: former mathematician Boris Berezovsky, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. As Abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” (Bookpage).



Once Upon a Time Red s Untold Tale

Once Upon a Time  Red s Untold Tale Author Wendy Toliver
ISBN-10 9781785653230
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 304
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Plagued by nightmares she doesn't understand and a temper she can't control, 16-year-old Red struggles to save Granny's troubled business and to nurture her budding romance with Peter, even as the betrayal of her classmates awakens the wolf within.



The Best Way to Fix Our Economy

The Best Way to Fix Our Economy Author Richard G. Lazar
ISBN-10 9781456604202
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 144
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The Best Way to Fix Our Economy describes the basic problem of the USA economy in the early-21st century. It is how to restore, re-surge and re-build America. How? The solution is building great new innovative product industries that produce excellent products at good prices that sell in the USA and markets around the globe. They generate sustainable small businesses. That then produces steady jobs that provide income that keeps taxes down and enables sizable profit, incent investment, ROI, continuous R&D and superior products built at competitive prices and helps ensure sustainable industry growth. The book affords an accurate historical analysis of how America has driven its economy from being the primary product-producer in the world to a service-based economy. The authors describe the simple--not easy--roadmap back to the future to being a product-driven world force by using the Lazars' proven behavioral economic model that they call The Central Productive Processa [ to create a renewed productive society. The Lazars name 17 innovative product industries that will turn the economy around and restore the practice of true Capitalism in America instead of the personal interest (greed) and financial services system now in place masking as Capitalism. The Central Productive Processa [ is punctuated with realistic, logical and common sense notions crisply formulated over thirty-five years of "on-the-ground" experience. It is not a theoretical exercise for the reader. It works. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight David Eisenhower are cited as two excellent examples of "AND THINKING" leaders who understood that a strong nation combines defense and human needs along with economic growth and human well-being. Their vision of a compassionate and strong American economy has been in decline in America for the last 30 years. While the clarion calls of Roosevelt and Eisenhower have been muffled in the USA, China heeded the call, exceeded all expectations and has grown into an economic power with product-driven national policies. Enhanced by thirty years of peace and neutrality, they have also improved the quality of life and expectations of its citizens. In this book the Lazars light the way to breathing new life into a new economy that is product-based, profitable, productive and progressive. This work is a renewed clarion call for warring ideological leaders and elected officials to work together to overcome their own weak performance and unwillingness to sacrifice their personal interests for the best interests of all Americans. The nation cries out for them to cease battling each other to the death. The country needs a "new response" to the lagging and weak economy. This book provides the right response for a new economy inherent in the American character. It is time for each and all of us to help our nation rediscover its greatness and ability to resolve internal conflicts with victorious actions. "Hope and optimism can only be founded on right thought and right action that people can see and feel."--Richard G. Lazar, PhD



Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author Debbie Macomber
ISBN-10 9781451607840
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 224
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a heartwarming, inspirational book to help readers understand their lives as one continuous, never-ending story, part of a grand narrative that God is writing day by day. God has a story for your life... With chapters that cover the importance of literary elements such as characters, setting, backstory, and conflict, Debbie Macomber uses the structure of a story to illustrate God’s hand in our lives. Each chapter has a storytelling prompt—a searching question that will help frame our story—and a sidebar that pulls an idea out of the chapter and expands it with practical tips. Once Upon a Time shares Debbie’s love of story and helps showcase the big picture of the story God is writing through us.