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    Selected Episodes Relating to the Life of Vladimir Daniilovich Myukis Deceased By Daniel Marcus - 60 Sec

    Selected Episodes Relating to the Life of Vladimir Daniilovich Myukis Deceased By Daniel Marcus - 60 Sec

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 5 views

    This is a satirical/historical novel of the life of a fictional Soviet era artist, Vladimir Daniilovich Myukis who was orphaned during the Second World War. By the early 1950s, Myukis now in a street gang of war orphans was arrested by the police for vandalism. The vandalism consisted of drawing large pictures of elephants on the bombed out buildings in hisw native city of Novogrudok in what is now Belarus. The arresting officers realized that Myukis had real art ability so they sent him to art school. From there he was recruited into the KGB where he forged signatures for their agents. He also created art for the Promotional Division of Art Department of GAZ Volga, a huge auto factory that assembled Volga automobiles in the city of Gorkii, now renamed Nizhni Novgorod. Several years later, Myukis was kicked out of Art Department of the Promotional Division and sent to the secret KGB facility located within the factory where he did pretty much the same thing as before but now for the Minister of Propaganda. From there he was let go when that secret KGB facility closed. Myukis, referred to as Volodya in the book, (the nickname for Vladimir), then found employment in the Leningrad GUM department store and remained there until his retirement. Shortly thereafter, the Soviet Union collapsed as did the Russian pension system. The loss of his pension resulted in Myukis immigrating to the United States where he eventually found work as the counter man at a delicatessen on the Coney Island boardwalk. In this book, Myukis encounters various characters both in the USSR and the USA. His closest confident in the US was a former KGB translator named Arcady S. Nyekrassov (Archie) who also worked in Gorkii. There are other numerous characters who were people he encountered in the USSR and later in the United States. The format of the narrative is non-linear. The novel opens with Myukis living in Brooklyn, New York and then goes back in time to his early days within the GAZ Volga/KGB. From there the narrative progresses back to the day after the opening chapter. The satire in the book is of various artists and institutions within the USSR and the US. The book has about 25 illustrations in it. I did all the art work except for the reproduction of Joshua Reynolds self portrait, a 1920s Soviet era political poster, and an illustration done by my wife, Cathy A. Morris. There is also some Russian in Cyrillic script which I have translated, often in a foot note. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0118599049/Selected-Episodes-Relating-to-the-LIfe-of-Vladimir-Daniilovich-Myukis-Deceased.aspx

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    Memories of a United States Marine By POWELL B. BROWN 01:10

    Memories of a United States Marine By POWELL B. BROWN

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 4 views

    Powell B. Brown enlisted in the Marine Corps as a young man and went on to serve in combat units during World War II, the Korean War, and in Vietnam. In these memoirs, Brown recalls his burning desire to serve his country and the adventures he has along the way. He tells the story of his life as a new recruit, in the mess hall, and then being sent out to sea. Not everything is as he expects, but he learns quickly. Though he participates in some of the bloodiest battles of World War II and later joins in the fight against communism, Brown survives and thrives as a Marine—earning numerous medals for his bravery in combat. Join Brown as he remembers a wide variety of escapades and duty assignments, including his time spent as a drill instructor, a recruiter, and even as a teacher at a Marine Corps school. This was all in addition to his regular duty in the Amphibious Tractor Battalion. The story told in Memories of a United States Marine reveals important historical information as well as what it truly means to serve with honor. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000471603/MEMORIES-OF-A-UNITED-STATES-MARINE.aspx

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    The Cudoni Creed By Phil Cuda

    The Cudoni Creed By Phil Cuda

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 7 views

    In 1898, driven by dreams of fame and fortune, adventure and true love, three brothers left their beloved Calabria and all of its problems- including the Mafi a- behind. First stop is Marseille in France and then to the United States, where they hope to see their dreams come true. Life in this strange new world challenges the brothers, and they find that even in their new home familiar demons pursue them. The Pittsburgh version of the Sicilian Mafia, known as the Cosa Nostra, relies on time-tested savage techniques to maintain control. The Cudoni brothers pull together to carve out a new, peaceful, and prosperous life, but their vow to never pay the Cosa Nostra extortion money comes with a high price. One of the brothers, Filippo, is a lost soul torn between his homeland and his new home with a new love. In America, he loses his heart to Angelina, a tall, beautiful Italian girl. Their love is hot, passionate, and intense, but when her father learns of his plans to return to Italy he pulls them apart. Filippo leaves Pittsburgh and throws himself into work and into the arms of his boss’s daughter. Angelino hears of this and promises to marry Bruno Curcio, a coward at heart. When Tracy the boss’s daughter gets serious, Filippo cools this affair and returning to Pittsburgh has a secret affair with Angelina just before her wedding to Curcio, who was nearly killed by the Cosa Nostra a few months earlier. Filippo attends the wedding but promises Curcio he will not interfere with them as he will be returning to Italy. He renews a short relationship with Tracy but soon finds himself back in the arms and bed of Angelina and after a fight with Curcio and the Cosa Nostra he returns to Italy. There he meets Rosina, a softly spoken, beautiful ‘twin cousin’ to Angelina who heals his broken heart. With a promise from Rosina that she will wait for his return from America he travels back to his hometown, but the Calabrian mafia, seeking revenge, are waiting for him just out of town. Leaving behind two dead Mafia men Filippo and two more of his brothers and a friend set off for America. He falls foul of the captain and crew and one night just before he enters his cabin he is hung by rope around the neck to the mast. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.balboapress.com/Products/SKU-000624693/The-Cudoni-Creed.aspx

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    No Time to Cry By Vera Leinvebers

    No Time to Cry By Vera Leinvebers

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 2 views

    Every story has a beginning, a journey, and an end. Author Vera Leinvebers’s story begins in her beloved homeland of Latvia, just prior to the outbreak of World War II. Her early childhood is filled with joy and music, but this idyllic, carefree existence is irrevocably silenced by the advancing drumbeats of war. The journey that follows proves so intense and harrowing that in order to fi nd the emotional separation necessary to face her traumatic childhood memories, Leinvebers fi lters her experiences through the eyes of a young Latvian girl called Lara. No Time to Cry tells the story of Lara’s harrowing ordeal in war-ravaged Europe. It is a story about brutality, hatred, and unimaginable loss, but it is also a lasting testament to one little girl’s indomitable will to survive. When she loses nearly everything she holds dear, Lara desperately clings to the all that remains—the music indelibly etched in her memory and a small, smooth stone that she retrieved from the charred remains of her former home. That small stone became her symbol of strength. If it could survive the inferno and devastation, so could she. Join Lara as a traveller on the path of her war-ravaged childhood, a path that clearly proves that no matter how much one might suffer, when the goal is to survive there is simply no time to cry. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000459044/No-Time-to-Cry.aspx

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    Selected Episodes Relating to the Life of Vladimir Daniilovich Myukis Deceased By Daniel Marcus - 30 Sec

    Selected Episodes Relating to the Life of Vladimir Daniilovich Myukis Deceased By Daniel Marcus - 30 Sec

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 3 views

    This is a satirical/historical novel of the life of a fictional Soviet era artist, Vladimir Daniilovich Myukis who was orphaned during the Second World War. By the early 1950s, Myukis now in a street gang of war orphans was arrested by the police for vandalism. The vandalism consisted of drawing large pictures of elephants on the bombed out buildings in hisw native city of Novogrudok in what is now Belarus. The arresting officers realized that Myukis had real art ability so they sent him to art school. From there he was recruited into the KGB where he forged signatures for their agents. He also created art for the Promotional Division of Art Department of GAZ Volga, a huge auto factory that assembled Volga automobiles in the city of Gorkii, now renamed Nizhni Novgorod. Several years later, Myukis was kicked out of Art Department of the Promotional Division and sent to the secret KGB facility located within the factory where he did pretty much the same thing as before but now for the Minister of Propaganda. From there he was let go when that secret KGB facility closed. Myukis, referred to as Volodya in the book, (the nickname for Vladimir), then found employment in the Leningrad GUM department store and remained there until his retirement. Shortly thereafter, the Soviet Union collapsed as did the Russian pension system. The loss of his pension resulted in Myukis immigrating to the United States where he eventually found work as the counter man at a delicatessen on the Coney Island boardwalk. In this book, Myukis encounters various characters both in the USSR and the USA. His closest confident in the US was a former KGB translator named Arcady S. Nyekrassov (Archie) who also worked in Gorkii. There are other numerous characters who were people he encountered in the USSR and later in the United States. The format of the narrative is non-linear. The novel opens with Myukis living in Brooklyn, New York and then goes back in time to his early days within the GAZ Volga/KGB. From there the narrative progresses back to the day after the opening chapter. The satire in the book is of various artists and institutions within the USSR and the US. The book has about 25 illustrations in it. I did all the art work except for the reproduction of Joshua Reynolds self portrait, a 1920s Soviet era political poster, and an illustration done by my wife, Cathy A. Morris. There is also some Russian in Cyrillic script which I have translated, often in a foot note. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0118599049/Selected-Episodes-Relating-to-the-LIfe-of-Vladimir-Daniilovich-Myukis-Deceased.aspx

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    Traveling America By Eugene D. Redman 01:01

    Traveling America By Eugene D. Redman

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 1 views

    The Traveling America Book is a book of songs, games, p[puzzles, pictures to color, past presidents and general information about the United States. I would like to dedicate this book to my son Michael E. Redman who passed away of a heart attack in October of 2011. Michael and his Wife Valli did a lot of work and research to make this book become a reality. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000532044/Traveling-America.aspx

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    The Clam Digger's Kids By Robert (Bob) Hart - 60 Sec

    The Clam Digger's Kids By Robert (Bob) Hart - 60 Sec

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 3 views

    Ordinarily, when we kids go with our parents at night, we stay in the car bundled up together on the leather back seat of the car. This is a totally new and different kind of experience. While in the parked car we cannot see the lighted lantern, which is normally set on the sand behind the car, where it is easily seen by Mom and Dad when digging clams. But now we have no car, no back seat, and only a blanket on the sand to lie upon, with the lantern lighting the surrounding area —-—- corpse, sand fleas and all -—-- the lantern serving as beacon for Mom while in the ocean, and for Dad when returning. The sand fleas, while harmless, are everywhere around us -——- thousands of them ———— some on us, some on the corpse, but most attracted to the bright light, jumping all over the lantern. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000583122/The-Clam-Diggers-Kids.aspx

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    The Haunted House on Raven's Roost By Jim & Ann Sheridan - 60 Sec

    The Haunted House on Raven's Roost By Jim & Ann Sheridan - 60 Sec

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 4 views

    Raven’s Roost is a story about Halloween. A mother and her three children relocate to a small town on the eastern seaboard to be closer to her parents and sister who live in the small town. It is fall and Halloween is fast approaching. The relocated children become friends with the two little boys who live next door to them. The two little boys harbor a dark secret about the old house on top of a hill called Raven’s Roost. The two little boys have already discovered a secret cave and tunnel under the old house and they believe from what they have discovered that the house is haunted. There is further evidence that something mysterious is going on up at the old house and the children believe it is haunted. A mysterious floating light appears sometime after dark and there are sounds coming from the top of the hill that suggests a ghost does live at the house. The children set out to discover exactly what is going on up at the old house. On Halloween night they sneak off to go up to the old ‘haunted’ house under the guise of trick or treating the occupants of the house if there are any. Much to the dismay of the children’s parents, the children have found a gold coin in the cave beneath the old mansion. The children’s plot to trick or treat the house goes awry when a monstrous form appears at the house and an apparent ghost does appear during their Halloween night trip to the house. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000612689/The-Haunted-House-On-Ravens-Roost.aspx

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    The Haunted House on Raven's Roost By Jim & Ann Sheridan - 30 Sec

    The Haunted House on Raven's Roost By Jim & Ann Sheridan - 30 Sec

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 5 views

    Raven’s Roost is a story about Halloween. A mother and her three children relocate to a small town on the eastern seaboard to be closer to her parents and sister who live in the small town. It is fall and Halloween is fast approaching. The relocated children become friends with the two little boys who live next door to them. The two little boys harbor a dark secret about the old house on top of a hill called Raven’s Roost. The two little boys have already discovered a secret cave and tunnel under the old house and they believe from what they have discovered that the house is haunted. There is further evidence that something mysterious is going on up at the old house and the children believe it is haunted. A mysterious floating light appears sometime after dark and there are sounds coming from the top of the hill that suggests a ghost does live at the house. The children set out to discover exactly what is going on up at the old house. On Halloween night they sneak off to go up to the old ‘haunted’ house under the guise of trick or treating the occupants of the house if there are any. Much to the dismay of the children’s parents, the children have found a gold coin in the cave beneath the old mansion. The children’s plot to trick or treat the house goes awry when a monstrous form appears at the house and an apparent ghost does appear during their Halloween night trip to the house. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000612689/The-Haunted-House-On-Ravens-Roost.aspx

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    The Clam Digger's Kids By Robert (Bob) Hart - 30 Sec

    The Clam Digger's Kids By Robert (Bob) Hart - 30 Sec

    by Author Video (7/8/13) 8 views

    Ordinarily, when we kids go with our parents at night, we stay in the car bundled up together on the leather back seat of the car. This is a totally new and different kind of experience. While in the parked car we cannot see the lighted lantern, which is normally set on the sand behind the car, where it is easily seen by Mom and Dad when digging clams. But now we have no car, no back seat, and only a blanket on the sand to lie upon, with the lantern lighting the surrounding area —-—- corpse, sand fleas and all -—-- the lantern serving as beacon for Mom while in the ocean, and for Dad when returning. The sand fleas, while harmless, are everywhere around us -——- thousands of them ———— some on us, some on the corpse, but most attracted to the bright light, jumping all over the lantern. To learn more or order the book: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000583122/The-Clam-Diggers-Kids.aspx

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