Duncan Graham's frequently hilarious memoir of his days as a student purser aboard The Talisman, Prince Edward and the Caledonia is filled with larger-than-life characters including dashing skippers who raced for the best berths, frustrated ...
Author: Duncan Graham
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The 1950s were the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer, when hordes of ordinary folk went 'doon the watter' to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with suitcases to Rothesay for the Fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort piers were hives of activity and the crack was good as the steamers' arrival heralded the main talking point of the day. Duncan Graham's frequently hilarious memoir of his days as a student purser aboard The Talisman, Prince Edward and the Caledonia is filled with larger-than-life characters including dashing skippers who raced for the best berths, frustrated Chief Engineers, wheeler-dealer stewards and ladies with more than a mere day trip on their mind! In this new revised paperback edition of Graham's best-selling memoir, the last days of steaming on the Clyde are recounted as they really were.
“Clyde,” Karen said, “are you okay?” “My pride is beat up the most,” Clyde said. “Well, actually, I think me and my pride got about an equal beating. I got a chipped tooth too.” “Who did it?” Karen asked. “That's the worst part,” Clyde ...
Author: Joe R Lansdale
Publisher: Hachette UK
A hard-edged crime thriller set at the start of the Texas oil boom in the 1930s When Pete Jones, the local constable, is shot dead, his widow, Sunset, finds herself in his job, investigating a series of brutal murders. Most of the townsfolk object to her wearing Pete's gun and badge, some because this is the 1930s and they think a woman's place is in the home, others because it was Sunset who blew off Pete's head in the first place. As much a modern western as a murder mystery, SUNSET & SAWDUST features a cast of outlandish characters -- gun-men, hobos, sheriffs, hookers, migrants and coloured families struggling to make living under the malevolent eyes of the Ku Klux Klan. Sunset's investigation leads her and her friends into a labyrinth of greed, corruption, and unspeakable malice. Nothing and no-one are quite what they seem in Texas.
The 1950s was the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer when hordes of ordinary folk went doon the watter to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle.
Author: Duncan Graham
The 1950s was the heyday of the Clyde pleasure-steamer when hordes of ordinary folk went doon the watter to Dunoon, Largs and Millport to the strains of accordian and fiddle. Others went with full suitcases to Rothesay for the fair, while the well-to-do filled brass-bound trunks and headed for the boarding houses of Brodick and Whiting Bay. The resort piers were hives of activity and the crack was good as the steamers' arrival heralded the main talking point of the day.
We loved it when our grandchildren would remind us that the sunset was approaching, and they would come and tell us, ... We moved in and immediately Clyde went out to the new neighborhood inviting people to come to our new church.
Author: Gerrie Hyman Mills
Publisher: Charisma Media
Author Gerrie Hyman Mills takes you on a rich and colorful journey-from her childhood and Jewish family roots, into adulthood, with marriage to Clyde Mills and the miraculous events that moved them, against all odds, into full-time Christian church ministry. You'll laugh-when Pastor Clyde, at the carnival church event, mis-guesses a woman's weight by "more than fifty pounds." You'll cry tears of joy-as Gerrie shares the moving story of Ike, the hippie, whose family had abandoned him when he was a kid, and how Ike miraculously found Jesus and the love of a new church family. You'll be amazed-at God's providing basic daily needs, with Gerrie's account of their visiting neighbor who tucked some "cold cash" into the egg carton of their refrigerator, just the right amount to provide for their kids' dental needs. Be blessed in your own journey of faith-discovering through Gerrie's journey a God who loves you, provides for you exceedingly abundantly, and who offers you eternal life. Or in Gerrie's own words-Oy Vey! Such a Deal! Book jacket.
Clyde reloaded the magazine clip. He packed the clip into the gun and slid the action back. Sirens were heard in the distance. “I vote for jumping ship and riding off into the sunset,” Inky responded. Clyde leaned his forearm against ...
Author: Rusty Barnes
Publisher: Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books
Investigating a deer-poaching incident that lands him in deep trouble—with a broken ankle and multiple bullet wounds—wildlife conservation officer Matt Rider finds himself at odds with members of the renegade Pittman family, including clan leader Soldier Pittman. When a large sum of Pittman’s drug money comes up missing, Soldier Pittman is convinced Rider stole it. Rider’s instincts are to call on his trusted brother Randy and his friend Dean Blackwell to help him out, but none of them imagine the lengths to which Soldier Pittman will go to get his drug money back. Praise for RIDGERUNNER: “Rusty Barnes has done it again. Ridgerunner is a well-oiled, perfectly crafted shotgun of a novel, one that delivers just as much heart as it does gunpowder. No one else working today can showcase so much humanity in such dark places. It’s a genuine thrill to see what Barnes can do with twenty-six letters and a handful of characters.” —Sheldon Lee Compton, author of The Same Terrible Storm and Brown Bottle “With Ridgerunner, Rusty Barnes has earned a place at the table with hardscrabble-noir poets like Woodrell, Wolven, and—yes—Thompson. This short novel packs a wicked punch that will leave you shaken and wanting more. Drop whatever you’re doing and get your hands on it.” —Patrick Shawn Bagley, author of Bitter Water Blues “Rusty Barnes has something special here—the narrative equivalent of a fist to the gut, followed up with a well-placed kick in the teeth. You’re going to want to get yourself a snack to go with Ridgerunner, because once you start reading this book you’ll forget to eat. It’s a non-stop thrill ride from page one as Barnes blends mayhem and heart in equal doses, giving the reader a tour into the souls of men and their vices, exposing the lengths they’ll go to protect what’s theirs.” —CS DeWildt, author of Love You to a Pulp “A guttural and unrelenting survey of a people and place that is not lawless, but, rather, governed solely by its own backcountry creed. Ridgerunner blurs the boundaries between lawmen and outlaws. Barnes has delivered the stuff of fine fiction.” —David Joy, author of Where All Light Tends to Go “Barnes starts his story with a fast boil and wrenches up the gas on every page, never relenting until the lid pops off and scalds the hell out of you. Ridgerunner is brutal, satisfying, and left me looking forward to his next book.” —Samuel W. Gailey, author of Deep Winter “Jim Burke says he works the pages till, when you pick them up, they crackle in your hand. That’s Rusty Barnes’ Ridgerunner. From the first line it crackles: it’s alive, moving about, and won’t be still.” —James Sallis
She made no comment ; but , when she came to the line , “ He died at sunset , ” she “ Lady Clyde , laid down the letter , and sat with folded hands , looking out at the green “ In care of Lady Leestone , leaves and the bright flowers ...
22. Clyde Edward (Thomas4, Philip3, Philip2, Philip1) b. 14 Apr 1895, Bingham, Maine, d. 19 Jan 1960, Skowhegan, Maine, bur. Sunset Cemetery, Norridgewock, Maine; m. 1 May 1929, Norridgewock, Maine, Alice Mabel HODGKINS, dau.
Inky and Clyde stood by the storefront, watching cop cars fill the street. ... Clyde ejected the clip from his Colt and placed the gun in its holster. ... “I vote for jumping ship and riding off into the sunset,” Inky responded. Clyde ...
Author: DeLeon DeMicoli
Publisher: Shotgun Honey, an imprint of Down & Out Books
During a robbery, Blinky sees police activity down the street. His crew assumes cops have the art gallery surrounded, unaware of their true presence, which is responding to a car accident that has left one man dead. The thieves shoot at responding officers and take hostages. When Detective Reynolds arrives on the scene, he identifies the dead man involved in the car accident. This becomes his main lead to hunt down the thieves’ true identities and work out a peaceful resolution before S.W.A.T moves in. Each thief has a story explaining why he chose to take the job. Inky is a con artist repaying an old debt, Blinky is a stuntman in need of quick cash, Pinky is an enforcer that’s looking to move up in the ranks and Clyde is a sociopath / art aficionado that loves to steal. When S.W.A.T teams get the “go-ahead” to overtake the gallery, it’s dog-eat-dog as the gunmen plan their escape.
Clyde drove along Sunset Boulevard until we reached Echo Park Avenue, a cobblestone street that rambled north between the hills. As we proceeded into the foothills, the community had the feel of a secluded village outpost, away from the ...
Author: Guy C. Taylor
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
To The Reader The Reluctant Angels are seen from the eyes of a midwestern girl with traditional religious upbringing. Parts of Kansas City seemed risqué to Mary Jane Caruthers. But nothing could prepare her for the bacchanal atmosphere of Hollywood, where the film industry was being called on to clean up its violence and sex, and the daily papers reported corruption and cruelty in the L.A. police department. But Mary Jane refuses to look back at that time in Kansas City; that time when ragtime, jazz, and speakeasies were the status quo . . . when the Pendergast political machine was in control. Yet Mary Jane knew what she wanted from life. . . to be a fashion designer and to raise a healthy family. Her parents forced her to marry a young man with whom she had had an affair; and there were soon two children. Then suddenly her world became unbearable as her husband met with a violent and scandalous death. Her story quickly moves to Los Angeles, where she hopes to make a new life. Gary Edendale divorces his wife and follows Mary Jane and the children to California. Soon her dream seems to be falling into place. She meets a favorite silent film star, Clara Kimball Young, who allows Gary and Mary Jane Edendale to manage her property. Gary finds a restaurant to operate, then Mary Jane has another child. But the Depression hits, turning the family’s life upside down. Gary looses his restaurant and Mary Jane must take in dressmaking for the family to survive. Being an industrious soul, Mary Jane finds a way to promote herself as a couturièr, by reintroducing her talents to her girlhood chum, Joan Crawford. Ultimately her style and her creativity are recognized, and she becomes established as Maryjane Edendale, Couturièr. In the 1930s, studio bosses like Luis B. Mayer control the lives and contracts of famous stars, yet they find it impossible to control the sexual bombshell known as Mae West. Then the Los Angeles Chief of Police is accused of working hand-in-hand with mob bosses like Lucky Luciano. Maryjane develops a clientele of celebrities through acquaintances with Walt Disney, Helen Hayes, Claudette Colbert, and Mae West. Tragically a client, comedienne Thelma Todd, is killed by a syndicate hit man. Then Maryjane is exposed to an incident where a neighbor participates in a crime . . . a crime that ultimately exposes the rampant corruption of the city’s administration and it’s police force. The Edendales nearly lose their home due to a major flood. Then finally there is an amazing twist of fate when a friend’s child is killed and Maryjane witnesses a suicide. This story about Reluctant Angels is a remarkable novel, told in Maryjane’s own compassionate, often humorous voice. Here is an extraordinary woman who survives many tragedies, ultimately to discover the importance of shaping her own, and her family’s destiny.
Duke invited Clyde and Molly to declare a temporary truce and join him for the evening , to sit in the limousine ferrying him down Hollywood Boulevard , to walk ... Spectators crowded Hollywood Boulevard and spilled over on to Sunset .
Author: Randy Roberts
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"John Wayne remains a constant in American popular culture. Middle America grew up with him in the late 1920s and 1930s, went to war with him in the 1940s, matured with him in the 1950s, and kept the faith with him in the 1960s and 1970s. . . . In his person and in the persona he so carefully constructed, middle America saw itself, its past, and its future. John Wayne was his country’s alter ego." Thus begins John Wayne: American, a biography bursting with vitality and revealing the changing scene in Hollywood and America from the Great Depression through the Vietnam War. During a long movie career, John Wayne defined the role of the cowboy and soldier, the gruff man of decency, the hero who prevailed when the chips were down. But who was he, really? Here is the first substantive, serious view of a contradictory private and public figure.