Brief Glory

Author: D. W. Morgan
Publisher:
ISBN: LCCN:49013339
Release Date: 1948
Genre: Aberdovey (Wales).

On Aberdovey as a port.

Quests for Glory

Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher:
ISBN: 0606413790
Release Date: 2018-06-05
Genre:

For use in schools and libraries only. Join Sophie, Agatha, Tedros, and others as they begin a new era in the Endless Woods, where Evers and Nevers alike must move beyond the bounds of school and into the biggest, boldest adventures of their lives.

A Quest of Heroes Book 1 in the Sorcerer s Ring

Author: Morgan Rice
Publisher: Morgan Rice
ISBN: 9781939416018
Release Date: 2012-12
Genre: Fiction

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien. I couldn’t put it down!” --Allegra Skye, Bestselling author of SAVED From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously. But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion. Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. Against all odds he falls in love with the king’s daughter, and as their forbidden relationship blossoms, he discovers he has powerful rivals. As he struggles to make sense of his powers, the king’s sorcerer takes him under his wing and tells him of a mother he never knew, in a land far away, beyond the Canyon, beyond even the land of the Dragons. Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him. With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A QUEST OF HEROES is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. It is 82,000 words. Book #2 in the series, A MARCH OF KINGS, is now available, too. “Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go....This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.” --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned} “Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.” --vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned) “A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.” --The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}

Pitch Perfect movie tie in

Author: Mickey Rapkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101609033
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Music

A musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks that inspired the hit films Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. Get ready to be pitch slapped. The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it’s not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky. In Pitch Perfect, journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters—from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn’t for the faint of heart—or lungs. Sure to strike a chord with fans of Glee and The Sing-Off, this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fall River Dreams

Author: Bill Reynolds
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312134916
Release Date: 1995-09-15
Genre: History

A profile of Fall River's Durfee High School basketball team is set against the backdrop of a once-prosperous textile mill town turned poor and disheartened and follows the team's annual rekindling of community spirit. Reprint.

The Mormon Quest for Glory

Author: Melvyn Hammarberg
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 9780199737628
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Religion

What is it like to be a Mormon in America today? Melvyn Hammarberg attempts to answer this question in The Mormon Quest for Glory by offering an ethnography of contemporary Mormons.

Small Town Glory

Author: John Danakas
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 9781552779125
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

How did the Kenora Thistles become, against all odds, the smallest team and the smallest town ever to win the Stanley Cup? This famously scrappy hockey team was founded in the rough and tumble town of Kenora, Ontario, at the end of the 19th century. A decade later, playing far away from home, in Montreal, the fiery teenagers whom the Montreal Star dubbed "the fastest that have ever been seen anywhere on ice" out-skated and out-played their older, more experienced opponents to win the coveted hockey championship trophy. Sports novelist John Danakas and journalist Richard Brignall team up to tell the true story of the ultimate underdogs in this a little-known chapter from Canadian sports history. [Fry Reading Level - 4.5]

Edge of Glory

Author: Christine Brennan
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1476771960
Release Date: 2013-12-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation

They practice for years in cold, dark rinks with a single dream; they train for decades for one moment: to skate onto the ice with the whole world watching to try to win the Olympic gold medal. If they stumble, the gold is gone. If they succeed, their lives can be changed forever. In Edge of Glory Christine Brennan tells the riveting stories of the world’s best figure skaters as they travel through the most intense year of their young lives. As she did in the bestselling Inside Edge, Brennan goes backstage at major competitions and behind the scenes at the practice rinks to chronicle the figure skaters’ quest for victory at the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. The year opens with the 1997 U.S. national championships in Nashville, where the teenage Michelle Kwan, a favorite for the Olympic gold medal, dissolves on the ice during a wrenching four-minute performance. As Kwan bursts into tears leaving the rink, tiny Tara Lipinski arrives on the ice and steals the show. The crowd roars, and a new ice queen—all seventy-five pounds of her—is crowned. Tara shrieks in delight as she begins a run of historic victories, but she knows that she is paying a high price for winning. Living apart from her father, Tara can find her practice sessions overwhelming, and sometimes leaves the ice in a frenzy as her mother watches in horror. In the 368 days from Nashville to Nagano, other women will vie for the gold, including the unpredictable Nicole Bobek, the lyrical Lu Chen, and even a college graduate, Tonia Kwiatkowski, who would love simply to make the U.S. team. The men's competition has turned into an unprecedented jumping contest, led by Canada's controversial Elvis Stojko. But the men's field is deep, and nothing is certain when a skater flies into the air for a four-revolution jump. Todd Eldredge of the United States and Russia's Alexei Urmanov and Ilia Kulik are chasing Stojko, as are some youngsters, including America's top jumper, Michael Weiss. On the way to the Olympics, Brennan catches up with the famous and infamous, including Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, Oksana Baiul, Brian Boitano, Scott Hamilton, Rudy Galindo, and the exquisite Russian pairs. She introduces us to the people behind the scenes: the edgy agents who are never far from their cellular phones; the attentive coaches and choreographers who have devised the intricate moves that will determine who wins the gold and who does not; and the stern judges, who control the sport from their rinkside seats. But Edge of Glory is, ultimately, the story of the athletes who compete in the most popular and beloved of all winter sports. What drives these skaters through the year? What do they fear? What are their dreams? More importantly, who will win? And who will lose?

Quest for Glory

Author: Paula Spiese
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 1559581581
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Games

The exciting combination of fantasy story and practical walk-through not only makes this book enjoyable to read, it also gives all the answers, tips, and strategies that any adventurer would ever need to know. Plus, the book includes original fantasy drawings of the exciting characters and events.

Damnation

Author: John G Hartness
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946926337
Release Date: 2017-11-10
Genre: Fiction

"Quincy Harker - demon killer, monster hunter, & kin to Dracula, yeah, THIS is who i want protecting the world! I love these books." - Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg She gave up her divinity to save the world. Now Quincy Harker has to track down a bunch of missing Archangels to find Glory's wings. If only getting her wings back were as easy as ringing a bell. Also included - the Harker weird Western Short Story, Redemption Song, originally published in The Weird Wild West Anthology. They are humanity's defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are The Shadow Council. Damnation: Quest for Glory Book I collects the four novellas from Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Year Three. The story concludes next year in Salvation: Quest for Glory Book II. Calling All Angels - This Shadow Council Case Files Novella features Jo Henry, great-granddaughter or legendary steel-driving man John Henry, as she searches for an angel in an underground cage fighting ring. Jo finds more than she bargained for when she stumbles across a fighter who is more than meets the eye. A "strong, in your face, woman of color. She pulls no punches and speaks her mind. What could be better than that?" Devil Inside - Quincy Harker takes center stage to battle a demon in the City of Churches. Harker hunts an angel in Charleston, but finds much more as he fends off attacks from local magic-users and a vengeful demon summoner determined to do to Charleston what General Sherman didn't - destroy it. "Another leg in this amazing journey. I have read every one of these books and I look forward to each one." Angel Dance - What brings Victor Frankenstein's most famous creation to New Orleans? Well, it ain't the cajun food, so it must be the jazz! Adam Franks searches the bayou and the back streets for an angel, but finds fire, murder, and blood instead in this Shadow Council Case Files novella. "Mr. Hartness has managed the seemingly impossible: he's made Frankenstein's monster almost human--relatable, vulnerable and caring--while still being able to kick some serious paranormal ass." Running with the Devil - We all have our quirks, but Quincy Harker gets downright fetishist in the finale to Book I. He descends into Purgatory, not the dimension, but the long-running roving party run by a man that might just be a lot more holy than his job would evidence. Then he's thwarted by a troupe of men (or more) dedicated to "bringing light." Harker learns a lot about the Original Lightbringer in this climactic cliffhanger of a season finale! " I highly recommend this series and this book. "

Damnation

Author: John G. Hartness
Publisher:
ISBN: 1946926345
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Fiction

"Quincy Harker - demon killer, monster hunter, & kin to Dracula, yeah, THIS is who i want protecting the world! I love these books." - Academy Award Winner Whoopi Goldberg She gave up her divinity to save the world. Now Quincy Harker has to track down a bunch of missing Archangels to find Glory's wings. If only getting her wings back were as easy as ringing a bell. Also included - the Harker weird Western Short Story, Redemption Song, originally published in The Weird Wild West Anthology. They are humanity's defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are The Shadow Council. Damnation: Quest for Glory Book I collects the four novellas from Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Year Three. The story concludes next year in Salvation: Quest for Glory Book II. Calling All Angels - This Shadow Council Case Files Novella features Jo Henry, great-granddaughter or legendary steel-driving man John Henry, as she searches for an angel in an underground cage fighting ring. Jo finds more than she bargained for when she stumbles across a fighter who is more than meets the eye. A "strong, in your face, woman of color. She pulls no punches and speaks her mind. What could be better than that?" Devil Inside - Quincy Harker takes center stage to battle a demon in the City of Churches. Harker hunts an angel in Charleston, but finds much more as he fends off attacks from local magic-users and a vengeful demon summoner determined to do to Charleston what General Sherman didn't - destroy it. "Another leg in this amazing journey. I have read every one of these books and I look forward to each one." Angel Dance - What brings Victor Frankenstein's most famous creation to New Orleans? Well, it ain't the cajun food, so it must be the jazz! Adam Franks searches the bayou and the back streets for an angel, but finds fire, murder, and blood instead in this Shadow Council Case Files novella. "Mr. Hartness has managed the seemingly impossible: he's made Frankenstein's monster almost human--relatable, vulnerable and caring--while still being able to kick some serious paranormal ass." Running with the Devil - We all have our quirks, but Quincy Harker gets downright fetishist in the finale to Book I. He descends into Purgatory, not the dimension, but the long-running roving party run by a man that might just be a lot more holy than his job would evidence. Then he's thwarted by a troupe of men (or more) dedicated to "bringing light." Harker learns a lot about the Original Lightbringer in this climactic cliffhanger of a season finale!

Dust Bowl Girls

Author: Lydia Reeder
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616206536
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

“A thrilling, cinematic story. I loved every minute I spent with these bold, daring women whose remarkable journey is the stuff of American legend.” —Karen Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy The Boys in the Boat meets A League of Their Own in this true story of a Depression-era championship women’s team. In the early 1930s, during the worst drought and financial depression in American history, Sam Babb began to dream. Like so many others, this charismatic Midwestern basketball coach wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm near the tiny Oklahoma college where he coached, Babb recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education in exchange for playing on his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices that their families would face, the women joined the team. And as Babb coached the Cardinals, something extraordinary happened. These remarkable athletes found a passion for the game and a heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach--and they began to win. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls takes readers on the Cardinals’ intense, improbable journey all the way to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. Lydia Reeder captures a moment in history when female athletes faced intense scrutiny from influential figures in politics, education, and medicine who denounced women’s sports as unhealthy and unladylike. At a time when a struggling nation was hungry for inspiration, this unlikely group of trailblazers achieved much more than a championship season.

Vision Quest

Author: Terry Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0910055793
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

When Terry Davis' Vision Quest first appeared in 1979, it was greeted as an incredibly fresh breath of air. Doris Grumbach call it "...a completely successful novel, the best Bildungsroman to come my way in some time." John Irving called it "...the truest novel about growing up since Catcher in the Rye;" and said, "...it's a better novel about wrestling, and wrestlers, than The World According to Garp." The novel lived up to all of this billing. Now it's re-release in this handsome trade paper edition presents the book to a whole new generation of readers who are sure to be there, including those who neither know nor care about amateur wrestling, because (with apologies to John Irving) it is not really about wrestling, it is a clear and moving depiction of the human struggle to become. For those who have seen the film version but not read the book, the new edition of Vision Quest will provide an entirely different, weightier and more timely experience.

The Three Year Swim Club

Author: Julie Checkoway
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455523436
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: History

For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes the inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers. In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians. They faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The children were Japanese-American, were malnourished and barefoot and had no pool; they trained in the filthy irrigation ditches that snaked down from the mountains into the sugarcane fields. Their future was in those same fields, working alongside their parents in virtual slavery, known not by their names but by numbered tags that hung around their necks. Their teacher, Soichi Sakamoto, was an ordinary man whose swimming ability didn't extend much beyond treading water. In spite of everything, including the virulent anti-Japanese sentiment of the late 1930s, in their first year the children outraced Olympic athletes twice their size; in their second year, they were national and international champs, shattering American and world records and making headlines from L.A. to Nazi Germany. In their third year, they'd be declared the greatest swimmers in the world, but they'd also face their greatest obstacle: the dawning of a world war and the cancellation of the Games. Still, on the battlefield, they'd become the 20th century's most celebrated heroes, and in 1948, they'd have one last chance for Olympic glory. They were the Three-Year Swim Club. This is their story.

The Power and the Glory

Author: Graham Greene
Publisher:
ISBN: 0142437301
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Anti-clericalism

In one of the southern states of Mexico, during an anti-clerical purge, the last priest is on the run. The priest is impelled toward his Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by his pursuers.