• Fiction

Music of the Swamp


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565127838
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 829
“This is not merely a stellar book. It is absolute ballad put to page.” —Southern Living Lewis Nordan’s fiction invents its own world--always populated by madly heroic misfits. In Music of the Swamp, he focuses his magic and imagination on a boy’s utterly helpless love for his utterly hopeless father--a man who attracts bad luck like a magnet. Nordan evokes ten-year-old Sugar Mecklin’s world with dazzling clarity: the smells, the tastes, and most surely the sounds of life in this peculiar, somewhat bizarre, Delta town. Sugar discovers that what his daddy says is true: “The Delta is filled up with death”; but he also finds an endless supply of hope. An ALA Notable Book Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Fiction Award

    • Fiction

Music of the Swamp


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565120167
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
View: 1873
Sugar, a little boy growing up in the 1950s, encounters death in its many forms as he discovers a dead man in the swamp, digs up a dead woman from under the house, and sits on a dead druggist in the drugstore

    • Fiction

Music of the Swamp


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
View: 8180
Sugar, a little boy growing up in the 1950s, encounters death in its many forms as he discovers a dead man in the swamp, digs up a dead woman from under the house, and sits on a dead druggist in the drugstore

    • Fiction

Lightning Song


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565122208
Category: Fiction
Page: 273
View: 9417
Leroy Dearman is twelve, and he lives on a llama farm in Mississippi. Life is perfect. It's true that his grandfather just died in the attic and that wild dogs kill a baby llama now and then, and it's true that one little sister curses him and the other one wets her pants. But up to the day Uncle Harris moves in, life looks like it's right out of a Walt Disney movie. No wonder the llamas greet each morning with a song. Uncle Harris arrives in a sports car, full of funny stories and new ideas. He manages to persuade Leroy's straitlaced parents to join him for cocktails in the evening. He sets up a pretty grand bachelor pad in the Dearman attic, with a telephone, a TV set, and a stack of Playboy magazines. He is, you might say, Romance itself. Once Uncle Harris moves in, life on the llama farm takes on an entirely different flavor. Leroy discovers those magazines. Electricity fills the Dearman house. Equilibrium tilts, conversation trails off, the atmospheric pressure twists--and lightning strikes. Leroy starts seeing things he's never seen before, like the very gifted baton-twirling teacher, and his world changes forever. Not since PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT has a novel looked so directly, hilariously, and bittersweetly at the heartbreak of puberty.

    • Fiction

The Sharpshooter Blues


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565121829
Category: Fiction
Page: 398
View: 7937
The identity of the Sharpshooter becomes a central theme in a story that introduces such prospective characters as the owner of the local funeral parlor, an avid comic-book reader, a man who shoots refrigerators, and a boy who never grew up

    • Fiction

Sugar Among the Freaks


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565128435
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1067
Introduction by Richard Howorth and foreword by the author. The incomparable Lewis Nordan's first two collections of short fiction--WELCOME TO THE ARROW-CATCHER FAIR and THE ALL-GIRL FOOTBALL TEAM--originally published in 1983 and 1986, have long been out of print in all editions. Collectors' items, these two books are now almost impossible for Nordan fans to find anywhere.To rectify that, Algonquin is delighted to announce a selection of fifteen of the best stories from the two books, newly arranged and introduced by fellow Mississippian, bookseller Richard Howorth, and with a foreword by the author. Critics have called Lewis Nordan's fiction "extraordinary" and "marvelous" and "stunning" and "scorching" and "story-telling genius." The selected stories show that genius in the making. "Characters that people the South hobble and dance across the pages of his short stories."--United Press International; "Delightfully eccentric situations and colorful language add up to a work that is even stronger than WOLF WHISTLE."--Library Journal.

    • Political Science

Donald Drains the Swamp


Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621579395
Category: Political Science
Page: 64
View: 1473
The cavemen need help. Their King has forgotten all about them, thanks to the swamp creatures who surround the castle. “They’re slippery!”76' " m ujmmmmmtk, “—and scaly!” “and SLIMY!" Donald is just a caveman. But when the people ask for his help, he realizes there’s only one way to save the kingdom: DRAIN… THE… SWAMP! Written by #1 national bestselling author and humorist Eric Metaxas and illustrated by award-winning artist Tim Raglin, Donald Drains the Swamp is a whimsical parable for the current political moment.

    • Political Science

The Swamp

Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It
Author: Eric Bolling
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250150191
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
View: 4368
When Washington D.C. was first built, it was on top of a swamp that had to be drained. Donald Trump says it's time to drain it again. In The Swamp, bestselling author and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling presents an infuriating, amusing, revealing, and outrageous history of American politics, past and present, Republican and Democrat. From national political scandals to tempests in a teapot that blew up; bribery, blackmail, bullying, and backroom deals that contradicted public policies; cronyism that cost taxpayers hundreds upon hundreds of millions of dollars; and personal conduct that can only be described as regrettable, The Swamp is a journey downriver through the bayous and marshes of Capitol Hill and Foggy Bottom. The presidential election of 2016 was ugly, but it exposed a political, media, industry, and elite establishment that desperately wanted to elect a politician who received millions of dollars from terror-funding states over a businessman willing to tell the corrupt or incompetent, “You’re fired.” The book concludes with a series of recommendations for President Trump: practical, hard-headed, and concise ways to drain the swamp and force Washington to be more transparent, more accountable, and more effective in how it serves those who have elected its politicians and pay the bills for their decisions. Last year President Trump declared Wake Up America to be a "huge" book; Eric Bolling's second book is sure to build on that success. Entertaining and timely, The Swamp is the perfect book for today's political climate.

    • Fiction

Wolf Whistle


Author: Lewis Nordan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 156512913X
Category: Fiction
Page: 312
View: 2134
ALA Notable Book; 1994 Mississippi Writers Award for Fiction; 1994 Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. In WOLF WHISTLE, Lewis Nordan unleashes the hellhounds of his prodigious imagination on one of the most notorious racial killings of the century, the Emmett Till murder. Soon we're on a magical mystery tour of the Southern psyche of the mid-1950s and the dawning of guilt and recognition in a whole generation of white Southerners. "An immense and wall-shattering display of talent. WOLF WHISTLE will help usher Lewis Nordan into the Hall of Fame of American Letters."--Randall Kenan, The Nation.

    • History

The Swamp

The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise
Author: Michael Grunwald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743251075
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 8800
A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Bedtime at the Swamp


Author: Kristyn Crow
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060839511
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 7276
Splish splash rumba-rumba bim bam boom! It's bedtime at the swamp—except somebody's not ready. Somebody's still splashing in the water and the mud. Is there a monster on the loose? Kristyn Crow has taken every child's worst nightmare and transformed it into a frolic through swampland. With funny illustrations and a catchy refrain, this story won't scare little monster too much before bedtime.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Swamp Fox of the Revolution


Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402757034
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 146
View: 2813
Recounts the military career of Francis Marion, known as the Swamp Fox, who led a powerful militia regiment in South Carolina during the American Revolution.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Deep in the Swamp


Author: Donna M. Bateman
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
ISBN: 1570915962
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 4071
Rhyming text and illustrations introduces animals with a cumulative amount of young--from one alligator to ten crayfish--that live in a Okefenokee Swamp.

    • Political Science

Art from the Swamp

How Washington Bureaucrats Squander Millions on Awful Art
Author: Bruce Cole
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594039976
Category: Political Science
Page: 152
View: 3937
Few Americans are aware that Washington is the country’s largest single patron of art. Every year a group of unelected federal bureaucrats and congressmen spends millions of taxpayer dollars on monuments, sculptures, buildings, plays, and exhibitions, largely without public knowledge or involvement. Frank Gehry’s outlandish memorial to President Eisenhower, an installation that blinks quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt in Morse code at a cash-strapped Veterans Administration hospital, a giant $750,00 wood sculpture whose fumes sickened workers in an FBI building in Miami, FL, and funding for research on the visual cultures of tea consumption in Imperial India are just a few of the hundreds of unwanted and wasteful projects supported annually by the General Services Administration, the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, and their enablers on Capitol Hill. In this book, Bruce Cole, the longest serving chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, exposes the programs and policies responsible for this glut of unsupervised bureaucratic pork and offers suggestions for their reform or elimination.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Call of the Swamp


Author: Davide Calì
Publisher: Eerdmans Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780802854865
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
View: 5643
"Boris, a swamp creature who was adopted by human parents, starts to question where he truly belongs"--

The Tale of the Swamp Rat


Author: Carter Crocker,Carrie A Snyder
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9780756956905
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7914
This first novel introduces Ossie, the runt of a litter of swamp rats who survives a snake attack and is adopted by the legendary crocodile, Uncle Will, who teaches him about their swamp world.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Secret of the Swamp King


Author: Jonathan Rogers
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805431322
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 229
View: 7680
King Darrow sends Aidan Errolson on an impossible quest, hoping he will never return, and although Aidan has enough friends to succeed on the journey, even he might not be able to defeat the powerful enemy that awaits him at its end.

    • Political culture

Save the Swamp

Career Guidebook for Budding Bureaucrats
Author: Thomas L. Krannawitter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996092821
Category: Political culture
Page: 282
View: 9516
Save the Swamp is a must read for progressive activists, university professors, Hollywood celebrities, and government bureaucrats who want to ridicule and harass conservative cranks into silence. They slow down the train of progressivism with their ridiculous clamoring about the Constitution and private property. Enough is enough! Save the Swamp explains how stupid and unscientific conservative arguments are while showing how best to mock them. -Anonymous source who spoke to anonymous reporters at CNN

    • Fiction

Swamplandia!


Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307595447
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7227
Thirteen-year-old Ava Bigtree has lived her entire life at Swamplandia!, her family’s island home and gator-wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades. But when illness fells Ava’s mother, the park’s indomitable headliner, the family is plunged into chaos; her father withdraws, her sister falls in love with a spooky character known as the Dredgeman, and her brilliant big brother, Kiwi, defects to a rival park called The World of Darkness. As Ava sets out on a mission through the magical swamps to save them all, we are drawn into a lush and bravely imagined debut that takes us to the shimmering edge of reality.

    • Nature

Daylight in the swamp


Author: Robert W. Wells
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 240
View: 7013