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Driving With The Devil

Author : Neal Thompson
ISBN : 0307522261
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“Moonshiners put more time, energy, thought, and love into their cars than any racer ever will. Lose on the track and you go home. Lose with a load of whiskey and you go to jail.” —Junior Johnson, NASCAR legend and one-time whiskey runner Today’s NASCAR is a family sport with 75 million loyal fans, which is growing bigger and more mainstream by the day. Part Disney, part Vegas, part Barnum & Bailey, NASCAR is also a multibillion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon that transcends geography, class, and gender. But dark secrets lurk in NASCAR’s past. Driving with the Devil uncovers for the first time the true story behind NASCAR’s distant, moonshine-fueled origins and paints a rich portrait of the colorful men who created it. Long before the sport of stock-car racing even existed, young men in the rural, Depression-wracked South had figured out that cars and speed were tickets to a better life. With few options beyond the farm or factory, the best chance of escape was running moonshine. Bootlegging offered speed, adventure, and wads of cash—if the drivers survived. Driving with the Devil is the story of bootleggers whose empires grew during Prohibition and continued to thrive well after Repeal, and of drivers who thundered down dusty back roads with moonshine deliveries, deftly outrunning federal agents. The car of choice was the Ford V-8, the hottest car of the 1930s, and ace mechanics tinkered with them until they could fly across mountain roads at 100 miles an hour. After fighting in World War II, moonshiners transferred their skills to the rough, red-dirt racetracks of Dixie, and a national sport was born. In this dynamic era (1930s and ’40s), three men with a passion for Ford V-8s—convicted criminal Ray Parks, foul-mouthed mechanic Red Vogt, and crippled war veteran Red Byron, NASCAR’s first champion—emerged as the first stock car “team.” Theirs is the violent, poignant story of how moonshine and fast cars merged to create a new sport for the South to call its own. Driving with the Devil is a fascinating look at the well-hidden historical connection between whiskey running and stock-car racing. NASCAR histories will tell you who led every lap of every race since the first official race in 1948. Driving with the Devil goes deeper to bring you the excitement, passion, crime, and death-defying feats of the wild, early days that NASCAR has carefully hidden from public view. In the tradition of Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit, this tale not only reveals a bygone era of a beloved sport, but also the character of the country at a moment in time.

Driving Out A Devil

Author : Bertolt Brecht
ISBN : OCLC:879713280
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Brecht's early one act farce charts the attempts of a self-confident and manipulative Bavarian peasant boy to outwit the vigilant parents of a girl of his village. 'Driving Out a Devil' was neither produced nor published during the author's lifetime.

The Devil S Cup

Author : Stewart Lee Allen
ISBN : 9781841951430
Genre : Coffee
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This comprehensive work provides an account of caffeine's impact on humankind. Beginning in Ethiopia, the author sails along the same route that carried the first beans to Yemen 1500 years ago, and literally travels the world in his mission to prove that coffee is the driving force in history.

Walk With The Devil

Author : Zakariah Ali
ISBN : 9781465388377
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I was profoundly touched by evil at the dawn of my life and have been haunted by the experience throughout most of my life. My mother was poisoned before my eyes at about age four; I grew up on that that fateful day and became aware of myself. I was touched by evil and the wickedness of man against man at the dawn of my life. She died an agonizing and horrible death. The room I shared with her smelled like rotten fl esh or putrefi ed meat before her death. But the last time I saw her on earth she looked radiant and was miraculously transformed when I saw her seated in the village square for public viewing. She was at peace, the lines and marks of pain and anguish etched on her face as she lay dying were smoothed out. Her countenance was peaceful devoid of the expressions of agony and pains the hallmark of the last three to four months of her life. She was beautiful in death than during the last months of her life; death gave her peace. I did not know it but I was affected or infl uenced by the events of my mother s last days on earth. I do not fear death and whenever I came close to death I was more concerned about the inconvenience my death would have imposed on others than fear for my life. Death is not a bogey man. About a year after her death I encountered malicious spirits in the bush. I did not know the spirits were not human but I was apprehensive and fearful at the sight of little people under the fruit tree on which I sat. The spirits chased me from the bush to the village; during the chase the earth opened up and swallowed me for my protection. And not to be outdone the spirits followed me into the bowels of the earth. That was the second time in my young life that I was touched by evil of a different kind; I nearly died from the encounter with the malicious spirits. I was reunited with a father I did not know I had before my mother s death. But about three years after I was reunited with him he walked out on my new family; my stepmother and her children. Thus by age seven or eight I had gone through two broken homes. First, my mother walked out on my father when I was a baby and second my father walked out on my new mother and half siblings. For most of my life I was haunted by forces of darkness, malevolent spirits and scary nightmares from time to time. Scary and haunting nightmares led me to discover the power of prayer very early in life. I started praying before going to bed when I was in class three and the nightly nightmares ceased until I was a young adult and went to St. John Bosco s College. I discovered alcohol and began ignoring and skipping my nightly prayers or prayed haphazardly without heart and the nightmares came back. I was hospitalized about fi ve times in one year from the effects of a nightmare and vision when I was a student at the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi... Divided by Faith United by Love My father was a tolerant Muslim; he did not foist his faith on the rest of the family. My stepmother followed no particular faith or organized religion until the last days of her life. She was animist; she worshipped our ancestral spirits and deities. I became a Catholic or Christian by virtue of education, my father made no attempt to convert me to Islam. The family while together was united by love not by faith; each member followed his/her own faith. I could not reconcile my new faith with my parents and realized that but for love we would not have known peace in our family. We are divided by faith but united by love that was the experience from my upbringing. My lack of blind faith is infl uenced by my upbringing. Man as God and Satan. I understand the meaning of some popular bible passages different from most because of my experience of the forces of darkness, my struggle in life against evil, witchcraft and malicious spirits. I understand the true meaning of the passage in Luke 17-20-21 ------For indeed the kingdom of God is within you . And the adm

The Devil Went To Law School

Author : D. B. Cooper
ISBN : 9780557586103
Genre : Law
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David Marshall is a law student with no morals, self-control or sense of ethics ... he is a perfect candidate to become a lawyer. In this hilarious book, law students, law professors, lawyers and even judges are exposed for everyone to see. Think you can trust your lawyer? How about the judge? Think again. They went to law school and learned how to lie, cheat and steal. Law school is the training ground for the worst society has to offer, and David Marshall drinks, fornicates and lies his way through school all the way to his ultimate goal: A law license. A legal license to lie, cheat and steal.

Smoking The Bees

Author : Robert E. Rhodes
ISBN : 9780595859979
Genre : Poetry
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Poets do not keep diaries; rather they keep poems. A few are coded but the code for my poems is easy to break. Usually there's a tongue in my poetic cheek. I love to write when it works and I love to read my poetry. I invite you to join me.

The Vatican S Exorcists

Author : Tracy Wilkinson
ISBN : 9780759518377
Genre : Religion
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* How the Vatican's Office of Exorcism drives out demons and battles Satanic evil in today's world

See The Devil S Shadow

Author : Terry A. Burgess
ISBN : 9781477127612
Genre : Fiction
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Sheila Myhra just wants to know why. Why no one had ever prepared her for the responsibility of possessing incredible powers. Why no one had ever told her how to use those powers to battle her renegade father and his pet Demon, Malphas. So when a legendary lost explorer, a painted buffalo hide, a haunted antique desk, a cursed spear, a vengeful woman, earthquakes, a warrant for her arrest, and picking out wedding invitations all start vying for Sheila's attention, she seriously considers throwing in the towel. Sheila longs for the normal life she led before she was drawn into the dark world of Demons, power-hungry humans, and her own incredible legacy. And when the Spear of Longinus the fabled Roman spear that pierced Jesus' side on the cross leads her father to a secret Christian society double-cross, Sheila's wish may come true sooner than she wants. As Sheila and Driver's blessed day draws near, so do those that wish to see Sheila exposed and eliminated. Calling in favors from old and new friends alike, it will still take all of Sheila's power, cunning, and determination just to survive her wedding day.

The Devil In Los Angeles

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ISBN : 9781430325420
Genre : Fiction
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Have you ever wondered why things are so bad in Los Angeles? Why is everything so irritating? Why are the lines so long? Why is everyone so selfish and immature? If you spend your time asking questions like these then you should meet the person responsible. Barlaam Smith is the devil assigned to Southern California. He has been so successful that he has worked himself out of a job. The people in his area are now so bad that he doesn't have to do a thing and his statistics are still incredible. In fact, many Angelinos could do his job better than he could on his best (or worst) day. Through his work in media and other modern means the city does his work automatically. So, he's bored and has begun to question himself. He's been pretending to be a human for ages, so the longer he stays on Earth the more human he becomes while all around him we humans become less so. What can he do?

Smell The Devil S Breath

Author : Terry A. Burgess
ISBN : 9781465351234
Genre : Fiction
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For Sheila Myhra, the beginning of the new year is anything but happy. Her fiancé, Driver, is called away to Rome on a reconnaissance mission while at the same time her renegade father makes a surprise appearance in Fort Worth. Against the wishes of her friends, Sheila confronts her father alone, and when the results of that meeting find Sheila trying to save the lives of thousands of believers, she gets a taste of her true power. Hungry to find the answers she has sought for so long, Sheila treads the fine line between good and evil. The answers to Sheila's past crash headlong into Driver's hidden, painful past, and the two must confront not only each other, but whatever their future—however short it may be—holds for the two of them.

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