A Lost Boy

A Lost Boy
  • Author : Mike Rossman
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2014-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781490850061

A Lost Boy Book Review:

A Lost Boy chronicles Mike's relentless search and misguided pursuit of a false and elusive freedom, only to receive what he desperately longed for through the one true Savior he intentionally avoided. If you have experienced trauma, feelings of worthlessness, divorce, failure as a parent, addiction, or financial loss, this book will provide an honest account of healing, restoration, peace, and transformation into a new life of hope lived under the covering and protection of our Father's promises. Authentic freedom has a cost, but it is a gift freely given to those willing to surrender to the goodness of God.

Deliverance

Deliverance
  • Author : James Dickey
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 286
  • Relase : 2008-11-19
  • ISBN : 9780307483706

Deliverance Book Review:

“You're hooked, you feel every cut, grope up every cliff, swallow water with every spill of the canoe, sweat with every draw of the bowstring. Wholly absorbing [and] dramatic.”—Harper's Magazine The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states most remote white-water river awaits. In the thundering froth of that river, in its echoing stone canyons, four men on a canoe trip discover a freedom and exhilaration beyond compare. And then, in a moment of horror, the adventure turns into a struggle for survival as one man becomes a human hunter who is offered his own harrowing deliverance. Praise for Deliverance “Once read, never forgotten.”—Newport News Daily Press “A tour de force . . . How a man acts when shot by an arrow, what it feels like to scale a cliff or to capsize, the ironic psychology of fear: these things are conveyed with remarkable descriptive writing.”—The New Republic “Freshly and intensely alive . . . with questions that haunt modern urban man.”—Southern Review “A fine and honest book that hits the reader's mind with the sting of a baseball just caught in the hand.”—The Nation “[James Dickey's] language has descriptive power not often matched in contemporary American writing.”—Time “A harrowing trip few readers will forget.”—Asheville Citizen-Times "A novel that will curl your toes . . . Dickey's canoe rides to the limits of dramatic tension."—New York Times Book Review "A brilliant and breathtaking adventure."—The New Yorker

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails
  • Author : Errol Lincoln Uys
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 2004-06
  • ISBN : 9781135942298

Riding the Rails Book Review:

Through letters and photographs, profiles teenagers who hopped the freight trains during the Great Depression in order to find adventure, seek employment, or escape poverty.

Appalachian Trail Names

Appalachian Trail Names
  • Author : David Lillard
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 081172672X

Appalachian Trail Names Book Review:

This concise, alphabetical, backpack-friendly guide explains the origins of some 1100 place names hikers come across as they make their way along the Appalachian Trail. Filled with fascinating facts, surprising stories, and colourful trivia, it also offers insight into the AT's long and legendary history, as well as the history of the wilderness preservation movement, and of the country itself.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men
  • Author : John Steinbeck
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 171
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 3150092531

Of Mice and Men Book Review:

They are an unlikely pair - George is 'small and quick and dark of face'; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a 'family,' clinging together in the face of lonelinss and alienation. Laborers in California's dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan - to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations of a flirtatious woman, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.

Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1984

Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1984
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1324
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : LOC:00019439458

Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for fiscal year 1984 Book Review:

LOST CITIES & ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF THE SOUTHWEST

LOST CITIES & ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF THE SOUTHWEST
  • Author : David Hatcher Childress
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2011-03-22
  • ISBN : 9781935487555

LOST CITIES & ANCIENT MYSTERIES OF THE SOUTHWEST Book Review:

Popular Lost Cities author David Hatcher Childress takes to the road again in search of lost cities and ancient mysteries. This time he is off to the American Southwest, traversing the region’s deserts, mountains and forests investigating archeological mysteries and the unexplained. Join David as he starts in northern Mexico and searches for the lost mines of the Aztecs. He continues north to west Texas, delving into the mysteries of Big Bend, including mysterious Phoenician tablets discovered there and the strange lights of Marfa. He continues northward into New Mexico where he stumbles upon a hollow mountain with a billion dollars of gold bars hidden deep inside it! In Arizona he investigates tales of Egyptian catacombs in the Grand Canyon, cruises along the Devil’s Highway, and tackles the century-old mystery of the Superstition Mountains and the Lost Dutchman mine. In Nevada and California Childress checks out the rumors of mummified giants and weird tunnels in Death Valley, plus he searches the Mohave Desert for the mysterious remains of ancient dwellers alongside lakes that supposedly dried up tens of thousands of years ago. It’s a full-tilt blast down the back roads of the Southwest in search of the weird and wondrous mysteries of the past!

A Wild History

A Wild History
  • Author : Darrell Lewis
  • Publisher : Monash University Publishing
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2012-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781921867262

A Wild History Book Review:

The frontiersmen who came to the Victoria River District of Australia’s Northern Territory included cattle and horse thieves, outlaws, capitalists, dreamers, drunks, madmen and others, from the explorers of the 1830s and 1850s to the founders of the big stations in the 1880s and 1890s, and the cattle duffers in the early 1900s. This book looks at them all. Drawing on painstaking research into obscure and rich documentary sources, Aboriginal oral traditions, and first-hand investigations conducted in the region over thirty-five years, Darrell Lewis pieces together the complex interactions between the environment, the powerful and warlike Aboriginal tribes and the settlers and their cattle, which produced what truly became A Wild History.

To The Last Man

To The Last Man
  • Author : Zane Grey
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN : EAN:8596547008668

To The Last Man Book Review:

To the Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War is a western novel. It is a story of a family feud healed by young love. The story is based on a factual event involving the notorious Hashknife gang of Northern Arizona. The story follows an ancient feud between two frontier families that is inflamed when one of the families takes up cattle rustling._x000D_ "Seventeen years ago miners working a claim of Belllounds's in the mountains above Middle Park had found a child asleep in the columbines along the trail. Near that point Indians, probably Arapahoes coming across the mountains to attack the Utes, had captured or killed the occupants of a prairie-schooner. There was no other clue. The miners took the child to their camp, fed and cared for it, and, after the manner of their kind, named it Columbine. Then they brought it to Belllounds." - Zane Grey, "The Mysterious Rider"_x000D_ "A face haunted Cameron—a woman's face. It was there in the white heart of the dying campfire; it hung in the shadows that hovered over the flickering light; it drifted in the darkness beyond." - Zane Grey, "Desert Gold"_x000D_ Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West; his books and stories were adapted into other media, such as film and TV productions. He was the author of more than 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines._x000D_

The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia

The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia
  • Author : David Borgenicht,Molly Smith,Brandan Walsh,Robin Epstein
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2012-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781452110028

The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia Book Review:

It's the best of the worst! This edition of the popular series loved by parents and kids alike serves up a wild ride through mudslides, volcanos, shark-infested oceans, menacing mountains, and more. Seventy entries are packed with illuminating facts, eye-popping photos, hilarious illustrations, must-see maps, heaps of humor, and step-by-step instructions. Readers will be armed with the knowledge and skills needed to survive anything and live to tell about it!

To The Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War (Western Classic)

To The Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War (Western Classic)
  • Author : Zane Grey
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2015-12-22
  • ISBN : 9788026848677

To The Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War (Western Classic) Book Review:

This carefully crafted ebook: "To The Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War (Western Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: To The Last Man The Mysterious Rider Desert Gold To the Last Man: A Story of the Pleasant Valley War is a western novel. It is a story of a family feud healed by young love. The story is based on a factual event involving the notorious Hashknife gang of Northern Arizona. The story follows an ancient feud between two frontier families that is inflamed when one of the families takes up cattle rustling. "Seventeen years ago miners working a claim of Belllounds's in the mountains above Middle Park had found a child asleep in the columbines along the trail. Near that point Indians, probably Arapahoes coming across the mountains to attack the Utes, had captured or killed the occupants of a prairie-schooner. There was no other clue. The miners took the child to their camp, fed and cared for it, and, after the manner of their kind, named it Columbine. Then they brought it to Belllounds.” - Zane Grey, "The Mysterious Rider” "A face haunted Cameron—a woman's face. It was there in the white heart of the dying campfire; it hung in the shadows that hovered over the flickering light; it drifted in the darkness beyond.” - Zane Grey, "Desert Gold” Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West; his books and stories were adapted into other media, such as film and TV productions. He was the author of more than 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines.

The Horror Factory

The Horror Factory
  • Author : Bruce Dettman,Michael Bedford
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003753434

The Horror Factory Book Review:

And the Monkey Learned Nothing

And the Monkey Learned Nothing
  • Author : Tom Lutz
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Pages : 262
  • Relase : 2016-10
  • ISBN : 9781609384494

And the Monkey Learned Nothing Book Review:

Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggars in Cambodia, the hill tribes on Vietnam’s Chinese border, the sociopathic monkeys of Bali, the dangerous fishermen and conmen of southern India, the salt flats of Uyumi in Peru, and floating hotels in French Guiana, introduces you to an Uzbeki prodigy in the market of Samarkand, an Azeri rental car clerk in Baku, guestworkers in Dubai, a military contractor in Jordan, cucuruchos in Guatemala, a Pentecostal preacher in rural El Salvador, a playboy in Nicaragua, employment agents in Singapore specializing in Tamil workers, prostitutes in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, international bankers in Belarus, a teacher in Havana, border guards in Botswana, tango dancers in Argentina, a cook in Suriname, a juvenile thief in Uruguay, voters in Guyana, doctors in Tanzania and Lesotho, scary poker players in Moscow, reed dancers in Swaziland, young camel herders in Tunisia, Romanian missionaries in Macedonia, and musical groups in Mozambique. With an eye out for both the sublime and the ridiculous, Lutz falls, regularly, into the instant intimacy of the road with random strangers.

Le Mariage

Le Mariage
  • Author : Diane Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2001-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781101153895

Le Mariage Book Review:

"Like Jane Austen, Johnson delights in the worldly rituals surrounding courtship and marriage... she is a philosopher as much as a novelist."—The New Yorker From the author of the acclaimed bestseller and National Book Award finalist Le Divorce, a sparkling comedy of manners once again set in the world of Americans in Paris Anne-Sophie is a young Frenchwoman engaged to Tim Nolinger, an American journalist hot on the trail of a breaking story: The theft of a valuable illuminated manuscript from a private collection in New York, which may now be in the possession of a reclusive film director living on the outskirts of Paris. As Tim, Anne-Sophie, a pair of American antique dealers, and one amorous member of the local gentry converge on the director's chateau, the director's wife—a former actress—is accused of desecrating a national monument. Add to that a disappearing American; a hunting contretemps; a wrongful arrest; and murder, and you have this sexy, stylish, delight of a novel that celebrates the paradoxes of marriage and morality as they are perceived on both sides of the Atlantic. Filled with the author's pithy insights and hilarious asides, Le Mariage is Diane Johnson at her very best.

UPSHUR

UPSHUR
  • Author : Otis Morphew
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 397
  • Relase : 2010-05-10
  • ISBN : 9781450096041

UPSHUR Book Review:

Having worried for several months, that their bid to buy Devil Mountain from the Choctaw would fall through, they were finally relieved when it was accepted. But before they could move to their new home, they were faced with even more drastic news....But deeming it very necessary to make the move anyway, Upshur, and Rodney Taylor loaded their families into wagons and made the trip. And it is here that Upshur, as well as his friends would be tested once again. Upshur, his friend Rodney Taylor, and a Choctaw Tracker will face the most brutal and cunning killer of all, a monster who is almost totally insane,...an animal who can cover his trail like no one the tracker had ever encountered,...and this Lunatic had his sights set on Upshur’s, as well as Rodney’s family,...and he could strike without warning! Construction at the mountain was halted while tracking down the insane killer and in so doing, would drain their funds to the point of desperation, leaving them with only one alternative,...they were forced to sell gold from their mine in the mountain. But unable to sell gold in the quantity needed in Indian Territory, and with Banks all over the country failing,...they were forced to try their luck at the Denver Mint. Upshur and family would venture to Denver, but along the way, Connie is taken hostage in a holdup and Upshur, left with his children, must find a way to go after her,...and he is no tracker! Once again, he is thrown into the role of Gunfighter, only this time, he is in jeopardy from his past. An old wanted poster had emerged in the Sheriff’s office in Denver,...and the Sheriff has been entrusted with Upshur’s children until his return,...if he returns?

I: The Creation of a Serial Killer

I: The Creation of a Serial Killer
  • Author : Jack Olsen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2003-08-18
  • ISBN : 9781429979078

I: The Creation of a Serial Killer Book Review:

Prize-winning journalist Jack Olsen, armed with unprecedented access to one of the most infamous serial killers in American history, provides a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a murderer in the killer's own words . . . In February 1990, Oregon State Police arrested John Sosnovke and Laverne Pavlinac for the vicious rape and murder of Taunja Bennet, a troubled 23-year-old barfly who had suffered mild retardation since birth. Pavlinac had come forth and confessed, implicating her boyfriend and producing physical evidence that linked them to the crime. Authorities closed the case. There was just one problem. They had the wrong people. And the real killer wasn't about to let anyone take credit for his kill. Keith Hunter Jesperson was a long haul truck driver and the murderer of eight women, including Taunja Bennet. As the case wound through police precincts and courts--ending in life sentences for both Sosnovke and Pavlinac--Jesperson began a twisted one man campaign to win their release. To the editors of newspapers and on the walls of highway rest stops, Jesperson scribbled out a series of taunting confessions: I killed Tanya Bennett . . . I beat her to death, raped her and loved it. Yes I'm sick, but I enjoy myself too. People took the blame and I'm free . . ..Look over your shoulder. I may be closer than you think. At the end of each confession, Jesperson drew a happy face, earning for himself the grisly sobriquet "The Happy Face Killer." Based on access to interviews, diaries, court records, and the criminal himself, I: The Creation of a Serial Killer is Jesperson's chilling story. It chronicles his evolution from angry child to sociopathic murderer, from tormentor of animals to torturer of women. It is also the story of the fate that befell him after two innocent citizens were imprisoned four years for one of his killings. Edgar Award winner Jack Olsen lets the killer to tell his story in his own words, offering unprecedented insight into the twisted thought process of a serial murderer. Olsen takes his readers along on Jesperson's vicious cross-country killing spree, letting him describe how he played his "death game" with eight innocent victims and how he finally came to grips with the fate he deserved. I: The Creation of a Serial Killer is one of the most revealing and insightful pieces of crime reporting ever published.

Skull in the Ashes

Skull in the Ashes
  • Author : Peter Kaufman
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Pages : 307
  • Relase : 2013-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781609381882

Skull in the Ashes Book Review:

On a February night in 1897, the general store in Walford, Iowa, burned down. The next morning, townspeople discovered a charred corpse in the ashes. Everyone knew that the store’s owner, Frank Novak, had been sleeping in the store as a safeguard against burglars. Now all that remained were a few of his personal items scattered under the body. At first, it seemed to be a tragic accident mitigated just a bit by Novak’s foresight in buying generous life insurance policies to provide for his family. But soon an investigation by the ambitious new county attorney, M. J. Tobin, turned up evidence suggesting that the dead man might actually be Edward Murray, a hard-drinking local laborer. Relying upon newly developed forensic techniques, Tobin gradually built a case implicating Novak in Murray’s murder. But all he had was circumstantial evidence, and up to that time few murder convictions had been won on that basis in the United States. Others besides Tobin were interested in the case, including several companies that had sold Novak life insurance policies. One agency hired detectives to track down every clue regarding the suspect’s whereabouts. Newspapers across the country ran sensational headlines with melodramatic coverage of the manhunt. Veteran detective Red Perrin’s determined trek over icy mountain paths and dangerous river rapids to the raw Yukon Territory town of Dawson City, which was booming with prospectors as the Klondike gold rush began, made for especially good copy. Skull in the Ashes traces the actions of Novak, Tobin, and Perrin, showing how the Walford fire played a pivotal role in each man’s life. Along the way, author Peter Kaufman gives readers a fascinating glimpse into forensics, detective work, trial strategies, and prison life at the close of the nineteenth century. As much as it is a chilling tale of a cold-blooded murder and its aftermath, this is also the story of three ambitious young men and their struggle to succeed in a rapidly modernizing world.

Family Rules

Family Rules
  • Author : Jacki James
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2019-03-02
  • ISBN : 179794648X

Family Rules Book Review:

Mark:I've done the picket fence thing. And I'm about as interesting as any other accountant. Which is fine. I mean, I've got my daughter to think about. Stability and all that. But now that I'm finally out of the closet and single... I want some spice. Something or someone who's just for me. One-night stands aren't really my thing--not when I have Emma to think about.But when a night with friends throws me in the path of a gorgeous but determined flirt and eternal bachelor, I have to make a hard decision. I feel instantly drawn to him with feelings more primal and genuine than I've ever felt before. This guy isn't looking for permanent, though, and even the idea of kids makes him look ready to bolt. Too bad I can't seem to keep my hands off the man.Justin:I have three rules for dating: no co-workers, no repeats, and absolutely no kids involved. And, quite frankly, I've never even felt tempted to break them. Until Mark. The adorable, geeky accountant makes my pulse race despite my better judgment.But the guy is a father. And I know from past experience, that's a hard pass for me. So I vow to keep Mark safely in the friend zone... which turns into the friends with benefits zone... which very quickly decides to veer sharply into the zone I swore I'd never consider.The forever zone.

K2

K2
  • Author : Jim Haberl
  • Publisher : Tantalus Pub.
  • Pages : 110
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : UOM:39015040579602

K2 Book Review:

Jim Haberl's compelling and gorgeously illustrated first-person account of his successful 1993 assault on K2, the storied Himalayan mountain second only to Everest in altitude, bristles with danger and glistens with the splendor of his experience. You are at his side as he describes, step by step, the arduous ascent he and his companions forged to the top. He spares no detail of his emotions along the way -- exhilaration at his moment standing atop the world, and devastation at the death of his close friend and climbing partner, Dan Culver, on their descent from the peak. Destined to become a classic of mountaineering lore, K2: Dreams and Reality will earn a cherished place on the bookshelves of experienced mountaineers and armchair explorers alike. K2: Dreams and Reality is the fifth book in the Raincoast Journeys series.

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : OSU:32435030431118

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications Book Review: