In this book I tell some of my favorite stories from my time working as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. I will tell you of my first day on patrol and I will take you on a journey with me through some of my most memorable incidents I investigated. Along the way you will learn how I earned my nickname The Black Cloud.
A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians. In the pacy, engaging style of John Wyndham and John Christopher, with plenty of hard science thrown in to add to the chillingly credible premise (he manages to foretell Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition and Text-to-Speech converters), Hoyle carries you breathlessly through to its thrilling end.
Long ago, in a place where wizards and castles and kings were found, Brian was just a simple cobbler, making gloves and boots and shoes for his neighbors. In our story, and in his own words, Brian tells of the adventure that started with an unexpected visit from the king. The king needed Brian to help rescue his son, Prince Randrim, from the wizard, Saukon. Brian, accompanied by a very small wizard, set out to find the prince. Along their way they met a cave full of skeletons, a cursed princess, an evil tyrant, and saved a nation and the prince. Read his words to learn how he accomplished all this with a smile on his face (well, sometimes) and a song in his heart when he met the Black Cloud of Kandar.
There are many people that are confused with the meaning of (Exodus-20:5) and have wrongly interpreted this passage to indicate that God is a respecter of persons and of families. They have been taught that the generational curse is brought on people and families because of the genetic makeup of that individual or family! The truth is that they are incorrect and their interpretation of the passage is wrongly interpreted! The question that is asked when an individual or an individual family are experiencing adversities and deaths one after the other in short time frames that the individual or individual family have been specifically picked by God to bring such adversities because of the sins of their descendants before them! This is a false preception of God! God is not a respecter of persons, the curse is not because of genetic makeup! God is just and fair, his thoughts are not our thoughts nor his ways our ways. Most writers dread speaking on this topic for fear of the skeptics, that declare that God is careless in judgment, bent on revenge! This book reveals the truth regarding exactly what the generational curse is; why it is; who is is upon; and how the curse can be removed. It is "The Black Cloud That Lingers," it is in all truth "The Generational Curse!" You do not want to be without this inspired book, find out the truth on this matter within the pages of your own Bible reflected within the pages of this book! Get it today and remove the curse!
When Brian, the cobbler, answered his door, little did he know that the beggar he saw there was just the start of an amazing adventure. He would meet thousands of skeletons, a cursed princess, an evil wizard and more. Armed only with a song in his heart and a big smile, Brian faced all these and managed to rescue a kidnapped prince and save a small country. With the assistance of the wizard, Mirdnar, Brian set out to rescue the Prince. But the first night, they were captured by a cursed princess - and broke the spell she was under. With her curse lifted, thousands of skeletons were given new life and the Princess joined Brian's party to rescue Randrim, the Prince, from the evil Saukon, who had put the curse on her and was holding Randrim captive. Brian and the wizard managed to get into the castle and find the Prince. In a great battle Mirdnar defeated Saukon, but suffered the loss of all his powers. The once-cursed Princess was restored as Queen - and the rescued Prince could return to his country. And, of course, Brian, the cobbler, was a hero.
It is very hard to live in this big world alone. At one point or another, everyone needs a friend and a shoulder to lean on. Life is just better with friends! Little Black Cloud will inspire friendship, kindness, and equality no matter the color of our skin or what we look like. So, no matter red, black or white, do your part to shine some light!
The deadly hurricane of 1928 claimed 2,500 lives, and the long-forgotten story of the casualties, as told in Black Cloud, continues to stir passion. Among the dead were 700 black Floridians men, women, and children who were buried in an unmarked West Palm Beach ditch during a racist recovery and rebuilding effort that conscripted the labor of blacks much like latter-day slaves. Palm Beach Post reporter Eliot Kleinberg has penned this gripping tale from dozens of interviews with survivors, diary entries, accounts from newspapers, government documents, and reports from the National Weather Service and the Red Cross. Immortalized in Zora Neale Hurston's classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, thousands of poor blacks had nowhere to run when the waters of Lake Okeechobee rose. No one spoke for them, no one stood up for them, and no one could save them. With heroic tales of survival and loss, this book finally gives the dead the dignity they deserve. The new, updated edition of this important book is published by the Florida Historical Society Press.
In one virtuosic, mind-bending novel after another, David Mitchell continues to strengthen his reputation as “one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive” (Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review) and “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). Now three of his acclaimed novels—Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet—are collected in one extraordinary eBook bundle. Don’t miss The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s epic new novel about a fifteen-year-old English runaway who slams the door on her old life only to stumble into a supernatural war of good and evil on the margins of our world. CLOUD ATLAS “Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1850, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California is befriended by a physician who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. In 1931 Belgium, a disinherited bisexual composer contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro with a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. On the West Coast in the 1970s, a troubled reporter stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder. The narrative jumps onward to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history—then boomerangs back through centuries and space, revealing how these disparate characters connect and how their fates intertwine. BLACK SWAN GREEN “As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.”—Time Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor lives in the sleepiest, muddiest village in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But over the course of a single year, Jason discovers a world that is anything but sleepy: a world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys’ games on a frozen lake; of “nightcreeping” through the summer backyards of strangers; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigré; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher’s recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons. THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET “Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, and costly courtesans comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken—the consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings.