♥ Book Title : DREAMLAND (THE WORTH OF MAN)
☯ Full Synopsis : "An extraordinary tale of power, love, and deception. The author has captured the joy and consternation in the human experience, recording an astonishing study of detail, and an uncommon observation of wonder and vulnerability. When asked to give an account of the origins of Dreamland, Mr. Thiel states, I am not sure if I am ready to uncover every influence with an intrusive eye. Fascination with the complexity of life had led me to write a story about the struggle for freedom, and how the rise of unchecked power can rattle the core of society."Article| Thomas J. Thiel| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland."Article| Sam Quinones| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Reconstructing the Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was America's bloodiest civil disturbance of the century. In this text, Alfred Brophy draws on his own extensive research into contemporary accounts and court documents to chronicle this devastating riot, showing how and why the rule of law quickly eroded."Article| Alfred L. Brophy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Alice of the dreamland
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♥ Book Title : Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "Dreamland is a fantasy about a 7 year old girl named Tara and her nightly visits to Dreamland. Dreamland is a parallel universe where everyone who dreams goes. It's as real as the place we inhabit in our waking hours, separated by the fabric of time. Tara was connected to Dreamland, as was her Mother and Grandmother. Each generation produces a special person, in her family to protect Dreamland and Earth, if it was ever necessary. Now it is necessary, and it might just be up to Tara this time."Article| C.L. Rodd| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : ""In a nice Mexican bar, the air now cool, the glare gone briefly, a glass in hand, calm, yes calm, music from speakers . . . a soothing music, and the eyes of everyone in the place seem peaceful, the bartender a smile . . . it is safe but then, the thought comes that only at such moments can you be taken, that it is not the midnight street, the dark alley, the clot of cholos leaning against a wall on the corner, the police with their cash register eyes, the new pickups, huge and with darkened glass, no, it is not these signals of menace that one must be on guard for, it is this moment in the bar, this calm, the music, the bead of moisture slowly trickling down the glass, that is when they will come, you will disappear, yes, you will leave with them, be forced into a car and leave behind you only very vague memories which before the next drink is swallowed will have vanished, it is always when you relax and feel safe in this place that you are no longer safe, that the pain and terror come and to be honest, the thing you have been dodging but waiting for, the credit flashing on the screen that says The End. That is what everyone on every street here knows and waits for and never mentions . . ."--Charles Bowden, from Dreamland What do you call a place where people are tortured and murdered and buried in the backyard of a nice, middle-class condo? Where police work for the drug cartels? Where the meanings of words such as "border" and "crime" and "justice" are emptying out into the streets and flowing down into the sewers? You call it Juárez or, better yet, Dreamland. Realizing that merely reporting the facts cannot capture the massive disintegration of society that is happening along the border, Charles Bowden and Alice Leora Briggs use nonfiction and sgraffito drawings to depict the surreality that is Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Starting from an incident in which a Mexican informant for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security murdered a man while U.S. agents listened in by cell phone--and did nothing to intervene--Bowden forcefully and poetically describes the breakdown of all order in Juárez as the power of the drug industry outstrips the power of the state. Alice Leora Briggs's drawings--reminiscent of Northern Renaissance engraving and profoundly disquieting--intensify the reality of this place where atrocities happen daily and no one, neither citizens nor governments, openly acknowledges them. With the feel of a graphic novel, the look of an illuminated medieval manuscript, and the harshness of a police blotter, Dreamland captures the routine brutality, resilient courage, and rapacious daily commerce along the U.S.-Mexico border."Article| Charles Bowden| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "In a wondrous dimension parallel to our own, ordinary people perform impossible feats and enjoy incredible adventures. Although this special place has existed since before time itself, most humans are only dimly aware of its presence. As the rest of the world sleeps, Dreamland prepares to lure a young boy into its world. The last thing Milly remembers is lying down in his own bed; now he is awake in the middle of nowhere. With only a faraway light to guide his way, Milly wanders along the edge of a dirt road until he encounters Jasmine, the first of many strange and wonderful people. It is not long before Milly falls in love with his new world and begins searching for a way to live there forever. Little does he know that his desire for happiness is about to lead him to a grave mistake with horrifying consequences. Milly soon discovers that he is not the first person who ever wanted to escape into his dreams—but he could be the last."Article| Damien Ryall| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "Larry lay under the trees upon the soft, green grass, with his hat tilted far forward over his eyes and his grimy hands clasped together beneath his head, wishing with all his might first one thing and then another, but always that it was not so warm. When the children had gone to school in the morning, they had seen Larry's figure, as they passed along the street, stretched out full-length beneath the trees near the gutter curbstone; and when they returned, there he was still. They looked at him with curiosity; and some of the boys even paused beside him and bent over to see if he were sunstruck. He let them talk about him and discuss him and wonder at him as they would, never stirring, and scarcely daring to breathe, lest they be induced to stay and question him. He wanted to be alone. He wanted to lie lazily under the trees, and watch the sunbeams as they flirted with the leaves, and hear the birds gossip with one another, and feel the breeze as it touched his hot temples and soothed him with its soft caresses."Article| Julie M. Lippmann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Road to Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "The dedication, devoting, courage, good sportsmanship, of three brave best friends Teeky, Max and their dog Picky who not only show everything, and anything is possible if you just believe and have faith as well as the true value of friendship inspiration is about. They proof that ago is just a number; it doesn't matter how young or old are you. If you have a dream don't sit around and wait for it to come to you, go out and pursue it, make it happen; you can achieve anything you put your mind into. They went above and beyond their expectation through the widest forest to the most magical place in the world to make their dreamed come true and along the ways. They gave spirit of friendship and encouragement to their two newest friends they met through their long journey Mr. Elephant and Squirrel."Article| T.T. Touray| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : DREAMLAND
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ever have dreams of being insanely strong or inventing something? Dreamland is the place where you can be whatever you want to be or do whatever you want to do. As you read to your children, ask what they dream. You would be amazed at what children dream! Make sure they always follow their dreams!"Article| Joshua Walter| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Waking in Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "In a strange realm, Roan was the strangest of all -- because he always looked the same: normal. Dreamland was the place where sleepers in the "real" world went when they dreamed, and the permanent residents might change their form without warning. In dreams, there's nothing unusual about talking to a giant rabbit who suddenly turns into a living fire hydrant without missing a beat in the conversation. But Roan was always...Roan. And that was very bizarre. But something sinister is going on in Dreamland. Their constantly changing world is created by the Seven Sleepers, and will continue to exist so long as at least one of the Sleepers is asleep and dreaming. Now someone is out to destroy Dreamland by eliminating them. And unless the nightmare plot is foiled, Dreamland and its inhabitants will vanish like a blown-out candle flame, bringing an end to all dreams.... At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management)."Article| Jody Lynn Nye| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Secret of Dreamland
☯ Full Synopsis : "When Melody Mason gets trapped in a video game, she thinks Dreamland is a dream come true. Melody soon discovers that living in the game means she might never see her family again. With the help of Twyla, the heroine of Dreamland, and her little brother Andrew, can Melody defeat the sleep spell and find her way home?"Article| Foxglove Lee| Statement ..."