Saturday, July 6, 2013

I guess there are never enough books.”
― John SteinbeckA John Steinbeck Encyclopedia

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We have a great deal for you today. We are reducing our price on Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama’s Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security by Michael Savage. This hardcover book is 384 pages long and New. Amazon gives the following description:

 

Michael Savage—conservative talk radio host and #1 New York Times bestselling author—takes on President Obama’s socialist agenda, his Chicago-style strong-arm tactics, and his Lenin-like complex in Trickle Up Poverty. Savage’s quest is to help American’s save America from economic Armageddon, and Trickle Up Poverty addresses everything from the global warming myth to the health care debacle to the Tea Party revolution, in an essential conservative manifesto that anyone who loves Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Glen Beck, and Dick Morris must read. 

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The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Cooperatives is observed on the first Saturday of July each year. Cooperatives are important in the world’s economic and social development. Based as on the principle of cooperation, cooperatives help create new ethics and values in business and economics. In 1895 ICA was formed and since 1927 it observes the first Saturday of July as International Cooperative Day. In 1994 the U.N. recognized and reaffirmed that cooperatives were vital in the world’s economic, social and cultural development. The aim of the day is to increase awareness of co-operatives and promote the movement’s successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace.? The International Day has a different theme each year. This years theme is “Cooperative enterprise remains strong in times of crisis”. This year’s theme links to the global economic crisis and how many co-operatives are resilient to the effects of the crisis compared to shareholder businesses.

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It is Take Your Webmaster (or Webmistress) to Lunch Day. The internet is a great invention, but it’s only as good as we make it. Do your part for making the digital world a better place by supporting the people who create and maintain it. Whether you’re trying to coax your favorite webmaster into updating your site, or want to show your appreciation for her hard work, July 6 is the day to take your webmaster to lunch. According to Wellcat, “it makes your webmaster feel loved and gives him or her the energy to fix all the typos that you have on your site.” If you’re buying lunch, they should be fixing more than typos.

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Being the first Saturday of July, today is Hop A Park Day. This day encourages you to visit the local parks in your area, and to enjoy public space put aside tor rest and relaxation. Larger or managed parks often host events on this day, from barbeques to sporting events.

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The dollar was unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States on July 6, 1785.

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Some of the writers born July 6th include:

Alexander Wilson (1766), Verner von Heidenstam (1859), Eino Leino (1878), Marc Bloch (1886), Richard Krautheimer (1897), Frederica Sagor Maas (1900), Harold Norse (1916), M. Balamuralikrishna (1930), 14th Dalai Lama (1935), George W. Bush (1946), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Tom Curley (1948), Noli de Castro (1949), John Byrne (1950), Hilary Mantel (1952), William Wall (1955), Jennifer Saunders (1958), Peter Hedges (1962), James Hannon (1967), Heather Nova (1967), Josh Elliot (1971), Kenya D. Williamson (1971) and Amir-Abbas Fakhravar (1975).

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Today we remember three authors on the anniversary of their passing.

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William Faulkner was an American writer and Novel Prize laureate from Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of written media, including novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his life, and Holly Springs/Marshall County. Faulkner is one of the most important writers in both American literature generally and Southern literature specifically. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. As a schoolchild, Faulkner had much success early on. He excelled in the first grade, skipped the second, and continued doing well through the third and fourth grades. However, beginning somewhere in the fourth and fifth grades of his schooling, Faulkner became much more quiet and withdrawn. He began to play hooky occasionally and became somewhat indifferent to his schoolwork, even though he began to study the history of Mississippi on his own time in the seventh grade. The decline of his school performance continued. He had to repeat eleventh and twelvth grade, and never graduated. In adolescence, Faulkner began writing poetry almost exclusively. He did not write his first novel until 1925. His literary influences are …

 

Ed McBain was an American author and screenwriter. Born Salvatore Albert Lombino, he legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. While successful and well known as Evan Hunter, he was even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction, beginning in 1956. In 1951, Lombino took a job as an executive editor for the Scott Meredith Literary Agency, working with authors such as Arthur C. Clarke, P.G. Wodehouse, Lester del Rey, Poul Anderson, and Richard S. Prather. He made his first professional short-story sale that year, a science-fiction tale titled “Welcome Martians”, credited to S.A. Lombino. Soon after his initial sale, Lombino sold stories under the pen names “Evan Hunter” and “Hunt Collins“. Lombino legally changed his name to Evan Hunter after an editor told him that a novel he wrote would sell more copies if credited to “Evan Hunter” than it would if it were credited to “S.A. Lombino”. Thereafter, he used the name Evan Hunter both personally and professionally. He was advised by his agents that publishing too much fiction or publishing any crime fiction as Evan Hunter, might weaken his literary reputation. As a consequence, during the 1950s Hunter used the pseudonyms Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, and Richard Marsten for much of his crime fiction. A prolific author in several genres, Hunter also published…

 

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss was a U.S. writer who pioneered the historical romance genre with the 1972 publication of her novel The Flame and the Flower. As a child, she relished creating her own stories, and by six was telling herself stories at night to help fall asleep. At sixteen she met Ross Eugene Woodiwis at a dance. They married the following year. She attended school locally and graduated in 1957. Her husband’s military career led them to live in Japan, where she worked part-time as a fashion model for an American-owned modeling agency. After three and a half years in Japan, the family moved to Kansas and then settled in Minnesota. During these years, she attempted to write a novel several times, but each time stopped in frustration at the slow pace of writing in longhand. After buying her husband an electric typewriter as a Christmas present, she appropriated the machine to begin her novel in earnest. Her debut novel was rejected by agents and hardcover publishers as being too long at 600 pages. Rather than follow the advice of the rejection letters and rewrite the novel, Woodiwiss instead… 

 


 

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