Author: Rob French
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2013-05-10
Back in the Day 3: The Final Chapter starts in more modern day and is designed to take you back almost 3 decades to where Back in the Day 2: The College Years left off. Through the use of reflection you go from more current time back to 1978 where the 2nd book of the Trilogy leaves off and eventually comes to an end. The story tells of good times and sad times and what the characters did to make it through it all.
Author: Rob French
Release Date: 2013-05-10
I asked him if he thought that he might be gay. He didn’t have a definitive answer to that question. All he could tell me was that the night before was the first time he ever had the desire to kiss anyone like that. He asked how it made me feel when he did it. I told him I didn’t understand what I felt. I was always brought up that guys didn’t do things like that and that it was wrong. But I had to admit that even though it shook me up a little there was a tiny part of me that didn’t mind what he did. Now I was facing the thoughts in my head as to whether that made me gay. Apparently we were headed for unchartered territory and the big question was what we were going to do about it. Were we going to put it out of mind and pretend like it didn’t happen? Were we going to discuss it further or were we just going to let it ride and see where things went?
Author: JAMES A. OLESON
Release Date: 2011-03-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Nearly 100 illustrious fi ghter aces and test pilots have granted personal glimpses from their military careers to help create this tribute to America’s patriotic and heroic fliers. “IN THEIR OWN WORDS - THE FINAL CHAPTER - TRUE STORIES FROM AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES” illuminates what it took to fl y and survive in hostile enemy skies and to test our new and unforgiving fighter aircraft. When I f irst began compiling information, interviewing and corresponding with our legendary fighter pilots, there were about 600 of the original 1,473 fighter aces still with us. It is now 2011 and only 10% of our American fi ghter aces are still living. I, and other military aviation enthusiasts are indeed fortunate that this book will again honor and tell the “fi rst person” accounts of nearly 50% of these remarkable remaining fi ghter pilots. Th e goal of this book is to write the “fi nal chapter” to this stunning legacy. A great deal of our nation’s rich military heritage is about to become extinct. In a very few years all our ace fi ghter pilots will be gone. Th e fact that our country is still free and speaking English instead of Japanese or German bears witness to their extraordinary deeds and courage.
This is our story. My strong, independent mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This is about how our lives changed and how I personally changed to care for our needs. It tells of the various struggles that we faced along the way. The role of a child caring for an elderly parent will be happening more and more in the years to come. People are living longer and their chance of getting Alzheimer's disease increases the older they get. I wrote this book in hopes of helping other caregivers cope with the whole situation. Through the reading of my story, I hope you will find comfort, guidance, and an understanding of the journey you will be undertaking. Everyone needs to know what Alzheimer's disease is. It is so much more than just forgetting where you put your keys or forgetting someone's name. It's not just normal aging. The diagnosis of this disease is a death sentence. The world needs to become more aware of this horrible illness and what it encompasses.
The Old Testament Prophets. This volume is the third of three on the Old Testament. This volume is an unusually large volume that includes nearly all of the Old Testament prophets, their teachings and warnings to their people, and their prophecies of the coming of the Messiah and the latter days. It covers the period of the Bible from the end of King Solomon?s reign through the end of the Old Testament, including the ministries of Jonah, Micah, Hosea, Amos, Joel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Haggai, Nehemiah, Zechariah, and Malachi (Elijah and Elisah were covered in Volume 8). We are taken from 826 BC to 430 BC, when the Old Testament closes. Then finally, we read of the Intertestamental Period between the ministry of Malachi and the rise of John the Baptist to open the New Testament. The cover features a classic painting of Daniel in the lion?s den, painted by Riviere in 1890.
Author: David Whitsett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 1998-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are these words you wouldn't exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider yourself too old or too out of shape to run a marathon? But somewhere deep inside have you always admired the people who could reach down and come up with the mental and physical strength to complete such a daunting and rewarding accomplishment? It doesn't have to be somebody else crossing the finish line. You can be a marathoner. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer is based on the highly successful marathon class offered by the University of Northern Iowa, which was featured in a Runner's World article titled "Marathoning 101." The class has been offered five times over 10 years, and all but one student finished the marathon. That is approximately 200 students -- all first time marathoners and many with absolutely no running background. This book follows the same 16-week, four-day-a-week workout plan. What makes the success rate of this program so much higher than any other? The special emphasis on the psychological aspects of endurance activities. You don't have to love to run -- you don't even have to like it -- but you have to realize that you are capable of more than you have ever thought possible. One participant in the program explained it like this: "I'm doing this for me -- not for others or the time clock. I just feel better when I run, plus it helps me to cope with things in general. The skills we've learned in this class don't apply just to marathoning -- they apply to life! Just like you never know what the next step in a marathon will bring, so too, you never know what will happen next in life. But if you don't keep going, you're never going to find out. By staying relaxed, centered, and positive you handle just about anything that comes your way." This is marathon running for real people, people with jobs and families and obligations outside of running. The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer has proven successful for men and women of all ages. Now let it work for you.
Author: Doug Stanton
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2003-05-01
A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster -- and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And perhaps most amazing of all, how did these 317 men manage to survive? Interweaving the stories of three survivors -- the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine -- journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.
Latter-Day Prophets Since 1844. This volume is the third of three& ;on Church History and the Doctrine and Covenants. It covers Church& ;history during the administration of all of its Prophet-Prophets since& ;Joseph Smith. It begins with the succession of the Apostles after& ;Joseph Smith's martyrdom, the building of the Nauvoo Temple, and the trek to the west of the Latter-day Saint pioneers. We follow them through Iowa, Winter Quarters, and on to Utah. We witness the colonization of the state of Deseret, while the rest of the country suffered from Civil War. Then we follow events through the administrations of all of the 19th-Century, 20th-Century, and 21st-Century prophets from John Taylor to Thomas S. Monson. We become familiar with the early lives, missions, marriages, and callings of each of these prophets, seeing how the Lord prepared them for the particular time that they led the Church. We finish with a look toward the future as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. The cover features a beautiful photograph of the Salt Lake Temple, taken at dusk during the Christmas season from the roof of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
Author: Safari Media Africa contributors
Publisher: Safari Media Africa
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The Blue Brindled Gnu: Hunting the clown of Africa ▪ BorderLine Walk Stage Two: Binga to Matusadona ▪ This is Africa! Life on our wild continent ▪ High Desert Double Rifle Pilgrimage: Journey to big bore paradise ▪ The greatest threat to African Wildlife:Exploring ostrich behavior Part 1 ▪ News, Reviews and and Press Releases ▪ The Fire Piston: Making fire the old way ▪ True North:We are at War
The journey's end. Despite years of searching, Iliff has neither seen nor felt the one Mountain rumored to climb beyond the clouds to the Sun, and Skye is fading. Now the challenge before Iliff is clear: complete his quest or lose Skye forever. With time short and hope waning, his looming journey will demand everything of him. But clues are few and cryptic and all seem to point toward the last place he ever expected, or wanted, to venture. A fantasy-based search for one's true self, The Prisoner and the Sun Trilogy will be enjoyed by fans of The Alchemist and Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Final Passage is preceded by Escape and Lights and Shadows. Appropriate for ages 10 and older Keywords: hero's journey, fantasy series, search for meaning, metaphysical, allegory, adventure, quest
How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.
Author: Steve Cushing
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Marathon des sables
A must read for anyone who has ever run the Marathon des Sables, anyone considering this or similar events, or for anyone who just wants to be challenged out of the easy and comfortable risk free life of the 21st century.
What makes a good explorer? Adaptability, ambition, stamina, self-confidence, curiosity, optimism, authority—and fund-raising ability. Though few of us will ever have to face a charging elephant, or survive solely on penguin stew, when it comes to project management, crisis aversion, or any number of everyday problems, there is much we can learn from the larger-than-life tales of the world's most famous adventurers. Here, award-winning documentarian Mick Conefrey pulls practical advice from their original diaries and logs, like how to survive an anaconda attack (wait until it has swallowed your legs, then reach down and cut its head off), and how to keep morale up (according to Ernest Shackleton, "A good laugh doesn't require any additional weight"). In addition to the wonderful characters and stories, this book offers many lessons on how to set sail without a clear path home. Answers to some important questions, courtesy of The Adventurer's Handbook: * How many corpses are believed to be on Mt. Everest? Answer: 120 * How is polar bear meat best prepared? Answer: Raw and frozen. * What do you do if attacked by a charging lion? Answer: Stand very still and stare it down. * What should you wear when crossing a desert? Answer: Lots of layers—fabric absorbs sweat and prolongs its cooling action.