Author: Peter Baker
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Political Science
In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency. Theirs was the most captivating American political partnership since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: a bold and untested president and his seasoned, relentless vice president. Confronted by one crisis after another, they struggled to protect the country, remake the world, and define their own relationship along the way. In Days of Fire, Peter Baker chronicles the history of the most consequential presidency in modern times through the prism of its two most compelling characters, capturing the elusive and shifting alliance of George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney as no historian has done before. He brings to life with in-the-room immediacy all the drama of an era marked by devastating terror attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and financial collapse. The real story of Bush and Cheney is a far more fascinating tale than the familiar suspicion that Cheney was the power behind the throne. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with key players, and thousands of pages of never-released notes, memos, and other internal documents, Baker paints a riveting portrait of a partnership that evolved dramatically over time, from the early days when Bush leaned on Cheney, making him the most influential vice president in history, to their final hours, when the two had grown so far apart they were clashing in the West Wing. Together and separately, they were tested as no other president and vice president have been, first on a bright September morning, an unforgettable “day of fire” just months into the presidency, and on countless days of fire over the course of eight tumultuous years. Days of Fire is a monumental and definitive work that will rank with the best of presidential histories. As absorbing as a thriller, it is eye-opening and essential reading.
Challenged by the strange currents and savage storms of his life, author Douglas McDaniel captures an apocalyptic age of turmoil that began with the election of George W. Bush in 2000 and an oddly coincidental solar storm occurring in New England. This personal narrative leads all of the way through eight years of disaster on the North American continent. It is a âliving novelâ and commentary on life during wartime, on strange weather and social chaos â¦ a rave and borderline blog by one man trying to stay ahead of the wave during a new century spinning out of control.
In the peaceful land of the Rhiddaer, Jahdo the ratcatcher's son stumbles upon a secret meeting between a city council man and a dangerous, mysterious woman. Suddenly the boy is tangled in a web of intrigue and black magic that drags him far from home. In the company of a blind bard, Jahdo must travel to Deverry to unravel the evil that binds him. But there the boy is caught up in dangers far greater than he has ever known. Two powerful sorcerers--one human, the other elven--are battling to save the country from a goddess gone mad. Their strongest ally is the mercenary soldier Rhodry Maelwaedd, a berserker bound to both women by fate and magic . . . and to the dragon upon whom all their live may depend. Days Of Blood And Fire begins an exciting new chapter in the chronicles of Deverry and the Westlands, with a story suited to new readers and loyal fans alike. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Greg Stolze
Publisher: White Wolf Pub
Release Date: 2003-12-01
The seals of the Abyss are sundered and demons walk the earth again, claiming souls as they vie for dominance across the globe. Hidden within their ancient sanctums, the Earthbound stir after millennia of sleep, summoning their scattered worshippers and forging chains of slavery for fallen and mortal alike. Now come the words of Lucifer himself, lost Prince of the Fallen, warning of the terrible cataclysm to come. Demon: Days of Fire presents a vision of the world on the brink of apocalypse, as ancient powers clash and the future of mankind hangs in the balance. Will the fallen destroy the threat of the Earthbound forever, or will the mad gods of legend bring about eternal night? Will the world be destroyed or reborn in the dawn of a new age?
Author: Raymond S. DiRaddo
Release Date: 2019-01-11
The New York Fire District Officers’ Guide tells you how to remain in compliance while performing all your management duties. With more than 260 forms and resolutions, this helpful guide gives you quick answers to your day-to-day operating and legal questions. THE 2018-2019 EDITION ADDS NEW SECTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS ON: Required financial disclosures when a fire district negotiates a fire protection contract with an incorporated fire company or department.(Chapter 5) New criminal laws that make it a crime to interfere with firefighting operations and to obstruct the furnishing of medical services. (Chapter 5) New state law which obligates districts to implement policies on harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination, and elements that must be contained in fire district policies, including annual sexual harassment prevention training. (Chapter 5) Fire districts and out-of-state volunteer firefighters. (Chapter 12) New law which requires fire districts to provide cancer disability benefits for its volunteers. (Chapter 20) Required financial disclosures when a town negotiates a fire protection contract with an incorporated fire company or department. (Chapter 23) Required financial disclosures when a village negotiates a fire protection contract with an incorporated fire company or department (Chapter 24) AND INCLUDES THESE NEW FORMS: Form 5-53 Resolution of Board of Fire Commissioners – Waiver of financial disclosure regarding fire protection contract with an out-of-district incorporated fire company Form 11-10 Secretary’s certification pursuant to a grand jury subpoena when no records are available Form 12-25 Resolution authorizing acceptance of services of an out of state volunteer firefighter Form 23-8 Resolution of the Town Board – Waiver of financial disclosure regarding a fire protection contract Form 24-1 Resolution of Village Board- Waiver Of financial disclosure regarding fire protection contract with an incorporated fire company
The Cousins and the Cave of Fire is about a group of cousins who discover a cave which quickly becomes their "special place." They become embroiled in efforts to keep this a secret, going so far as to lie by omission to their parents. When the time warp inside the cave reveals itself to them, they double their efforts to safeguard its knowledge. For even though they have some moments of guilt, they can't resist being able to watch the comings and goings of a young Indian and his family that they see through the time warp. The cousins enjoy watching this clan of Indians living in what they soon decide is this very same cave, only as it might have looked in a much earlier time frame. Eventually there is a confrontation between the elements of these two sets of different people, just as in time the cousins inevitable become found out by their parents. There is a lot of history in The Cousins and the Cave of Fire, and wherever possible to the plot of the story, a great deal of Christian Faith.
Author: Helen D. Noel
Release Date: 2008-02-01
I have always felt the hand of God. In 1991, God said, "You have a book to write." For years, my flesh wrestled with the idea. In 1999, God sent me on a spiritual journey to Hawaii, "my heaven on earth." In heaven, I walked and talked with God. The beautiful rainbows reminded me of His promise and He reminded me of the book I had to write. Uncertain what to write, I acknowledged Him and He directed my path. I vividly recalled my childhood memories, so I entitled the first attempt, "The Fruits of My Labor." However, my faith was immediately tested when a thief burglarized my home and stole the laptop that housed the book. In frustration, I concluded that God released me from the book. The devil is a liar. God said, "Someone stole your laptop, not your memories." I humbled myself, started over and patiently waited on God. Through many trials and tribulations, He never withdrew His hand. In 2007, sixteen years after God said I had a book to write, I didn't sleep for "7" days straight. The last day of my test measured perseverance. I experienced "hell on earth" like never before. I called saints and family members to pray and fast with me until the midnight hour. The battle lasted all day, and before midnight my elder and minister came by and prayed with me. I slept that night. The next morning God said, "Write" and I willingly obeyed His voice. He revealed my past, present and future as I birthed the 7 Days in the Fire chapters in one day. Biblically, the fire symbolizes judgment; the number "7" speaks of completion, finishing, and rest. My soul is at rest. God's outstretched hand brought me out of the fire as pure gold.
Author: Bill Willingham
Publisher: Dc Comics
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
"Recurited into a covert military team by the mysterious and powerful man known only as the Veteran, Robin realizes that he has entered an entirely new world of danger when his first assignment takes him to the Middle East where he and his new teammates engage an enemy of unimaginable horror - flesh eating demons! Back home, the battle continues as the Teen Wonder comes face to face with the inexplicable resurrection of his former girlfriend ever as the city of Bludhaven suffers an attack by the supremely powerful, supremely deadly OMACs. Can the mystical super-heroes of Shadowpact save Robin and his newfound allies? Or will this be his final battle?" -- p. 4 of cover.
Author: Lewis L. Gould
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-08-29
Lewis L. Gould's 2003 history of the Republican Party was a fast-paced account of Republican fortunes. The Republicans won praise for its even-handed, incisive analysis of Republican history, drawing on Gould's deep knowledge of the evolution of national political history and acute feel for the interplay of personalities and ideology. In this revised and updated edition, Gould extends this history, adding a new chapter on the George W. Bush presidency, the election of 2008, and the response of the Grand Old Party to Barack Obama. His narrative covers such contemporary figures as Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and John McCain, as well as forgotten Republican leaders including James G. Blaine, Mark Hanna, Wendell Willkie, and Robert A. Taft. Contending that the historic Republican skepticism about the legitimacy of the Democratic Party has shaped American politics since the Civil War, Gould argues that the persistent flaw in the relations between the two parties has led the nation to the current crisis of stalemate and partisan bitterness. No other account of Republican history is as up-to-date, crammed with fascinating information, and ready to serve as an informed guide to today's partisan warfare. Lay readers and political junkies alike seeking the best book on Republican history will find what they are looking for in Gould's comprehensive volume.