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Hal Shook North Carolina's WWII ExperienceNorth Carolina's WWII Experience. Hometown: Cary, NCBranch of Service: Army Air CorpsLocation of Service: Europe Hal Shook Interview Question: Tell me where you were living and how you got involved with the Army Air Corps?

Hal Shook North Carolina's WWII ExperienceNorth Carolina's WWII Experience

Hal Shook: I was living in San Francisco. My father was a World War I individual, took me out up to ____ one day, went to Christian [ph] Field, the airfield, and I saw a B26. That’s the little open cockpit fighter, and I said, that is for me. In fact, I applied for the flying school, and they had a four or five month delay, and I said I don’t want to wait that long. Hal Shook Oral History Interview. Launch Political-Influence Tracker.

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Then copy and paste the embed code into your own site. At, we love data and the possibilities that arise when big public datasets are combined in creative ways. Now we’re jumping in with our own modest contribution, just in time for a last-minute gut check before the Nov. 2 balloting: the Influence Tracker, a widget that follows the money in Washington.

It’s no exaggeration to say that algorithms will write much of the news for us in the future, as indeed they already do today. Take politics. If you’re interested in learning about the special interests that direct the votes of elected officials in the U.S., there is plenty of data for that. Campaign-finance disclosure laws require that certain forms get filed, eventually. Restaurants Use Menu Psychology to Entice Diners. 10 Websites Where You Can Enjoy Reading Short Stories and Flash Fiction. Many of our greatest authors have also inked memorable short stories.

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O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) is a personal favorite of mine. A 4chan Directory - The 48 Forums on 4chan That Aren't /b/ Score! 13 of the Worlds Coolest & Craziest Stadiums : WebUrbanist. Score!

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13 of the World’s Coolest & Craziest Stadiums Article by Steph, filed under Public & Institutional in the Architecture category. They host some of the world’s most exciting events and are often among the most massive structures in any given city – so why are stadiums themselves usually bland and boring? These 13 stadium designs shake things up with unexpected architectural details, surprising shapes and breathtaking surroundings from cliffs overlooking the city to helipads hovering hundreds of feet above the ground. Munich Olympic Park (images via: wikimedia commons) 7 Essential Skills You Didn't Learn in College. A meeting place for myth, imagination, and mystery in pop culture. As previously noted here in a discussion based upon an article in , there is a growing body of academic books exploring horror films. One of those books is , edited by Steffen Hantke (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). While many are critical of the current state of American horror films, the contributors to this book take a different stance: Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self-or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike.

Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Graveyard poets. Overview[edit] The Graveyard Poets[edit] Edward Young Criticism[edit] Many critics of Graveyard poetry had very little positive feedback for the poets and their work.

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Critic Amy Louise Reed called Graveyard poetry a disease.[4] While other critics called many poems unoriginal, and said that the poets were better than their poetry. [5] [6] Although the majority of criticism about Graveyard poetry is negative, other critics thought differently, especially about poet Edward Young. Poem Samples[edit] The earliest poem attributed to the Graveyard school was Thomas Parnell's A Night-Piece on Death (1721) in which King Death himself gives an address from his kingdom of bones: "When men my scythe and darts supply How great a King of Fears am I!

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If she'd been a cartoon character, she would have smacked her forehead until stars came out. She was standing atop an escalator at Book Expo America, the publishing world's spring jamboree in New York, surveying a convention hall of sullen faces. Many of the 30,000 booksellers, publishers, authors and agents were looking like well-heeled passengers on a leaky cruise ship. The rise of digital books and online retailing was upending book publishing's business model. Publishers facing higher costs and less revenue were signing fewer authors; advances and royalties were declining; and bookstores were vanishing, leaving big American cities such as Laredo, Texas, without a single one.

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