Author: Darryl D. Wright
Publisher: Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-09-30
An action/comedy with astronauts taking off on one journey which turned into many adventures throughout the galaxies This is the first book in a series about a wealthy family of the future. The Houstons adventure into space where they take on space pirates and many kinds of aliens. As technology advances, so do their ships until they pilot the most advanced ship in the universe. The risks, thrills and challenges of space exploration are many and diverse — even to the point of occasionally having to struggle against Earth Defense Forces. Titles in this series are * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Space Pirates, Allies and Alliens * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Invasions * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Weddings * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Back At It on Two Fronts * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Captain Kirk... Houston * Adventures of Space Cadets 101: ISIS
Author: Darryl Dean Wright
Publisher: Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2014-06-22
This 254 page E-Book of 95,000 words is the third book in a series about a wealthy family of the future. The Houstons adventure into space where they take on space pirates and many kinds of aliens. As technology advances, so do their ships until they pilot the most advanced ship in the universe. The risks, thrills and challenges of space exploration are many and diverse - even to the point of occasionally having to struggle against Earth Defense Forces.
Author: Randy Cohen
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics
How can someone get the best seats to the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, and all the greatest concerts and sporting events in the world? By owning TicketCity, one of Americas fastest-growing ticket brokers.In this motivational and inspirational book, you will learn how author Randy Cohen started a business with just $1,200 and a few University of Texas basketball tickets and built it into a ticket-selling empire that today serves 250,000 clients in seventeen countries. Along the way, Cohen introduces you to his Woo-woo philosophy to life and business, and takes you behind the scenes at the Masters, the World Cup, the Final Four, and other phenomenal events.The Woo-woo philosophy has enabled Cohen to take life by the horns, find the good in any situation, and experience astonishing adventures. Through his incredible stories and heartfelt advice, Cohen shows you how to live big and play big, while finding the joy in the day-to-day confusion of life. Cohens enthusiasm and passion for life is contagious. And if you dont immediately know how to join the author in living your dreams, just follow Randys Rules of Reason and your passions will blossom. Energizing, inspiring, and always entertaining, this book will make you cheer for the worlds greatest event--your own wonderful life.
Author: Barbara Ganson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Tracing the hundred-year history of aviation in Texas, aviator and historian Barbara Ganson brings to life the colorful personalities that shaped the phenomenally successful development of this industry in the state. Weaving stories and profiles of aviators, designers, manufacturers, and those in related services, Texas Takes Wing covers the major trends that propelled Texas to the forefront of the field. Covering institutions from San Antonio’s Randolph Air Force Base (the West Point of this branch of service) to Brownsville’s airport with its Pan American Airlines instrument flight school (which served as an international gateway to Latin America as early as the 1920s) to Houston’s Johnson Space Center, home of Mission Control for the U.S. space program, the book provides an exhilarating timeline and engaging history of dozens of unsung pioneers as well as their more widely celebrated peers. Drawn from personal interviews as well as major archives and the collections of several commercial airlines, including American, Southwest, Braniff, Pan American Airways, and Continental, this sweeping history captures the story of powered flight in Texas since 1910. With its generally favorable flying weather, flat terrain, and wide open spaces, Texas has more airports than any other state and is often considered one of America’s most aviation-friendly places. Texas Takes Wing also explores the men and women who made the region pivotal in military training, aircraft manufacturing during wartime, general aviation, and air servicing of the agricultural industry. The result is a soaring history that will delight aviators and passengers alike.
This carefully crafted ebook: “R. AUSTIN FREEMAN - Ultimate Mystery Collection: 9 Novels & 39 Short Stories, including Dr. Thorndyke Series, Romney Pringle Adventures & Other Thriller Classics (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy and toxicology. Table of Contents: Introduction: Short Biography Dr. Thorndyke Series: Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession Short Stories Percival Bland’s Proxy The Missing Mortgagee The Man with the Nailed Shoes The Stranger's Latchkey The Anthropologist at Large The Blue Sequin The Moabite Cipher The Mandarin's Pearl The Aluminium Dagger A Message from the Deep Sea The Case of Oscar Brodski A Case of Premeditation The Echo of a Mutiny A Wastrel's Romance The Old Lag Other Novels: The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing The Exploits of Danby Croker Other Short Stories: By the Black Deep The Adventures of Romney Pringle The Assyrian Rejuvenator The Foreign Office Despatch The Chicago Heiress The Lizard's Scale The Paste Diamonds The Kailyard Novel The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle The Submarine Boat The Kimblerley Fugitive The Silkworms of Florence The Box of Specie The Silver Ingots The House of Detention From a Surgeon’s Diary The Adventure at Heath Crest How I Acted for and Invalid Doctor How I Attended a Nervous Patient How I Met a Very Ignorant Practitioner How I Cured a Hopeless Paralytic How I Helped to Lay a Ghost The Great Portrait Mystery and Other Stories The Great Portrait Mystery The Bronze Parrot Powder Blue and Hawthorn The Attorney's Conscience The Luck of Barnabas Mudge
Author: Darryl D. Wright
Publisher: Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-02-24
This 253 page E-Book of 95,000 words is the fourth book in a series about a wealthy family of the future. The Houstons adventure into space where they take on space pirates and many kinds of aliens. As technology advances, so do their ships until they pilot the most advanced ship in the universe. The risks, thrills and challenges of space exploration are many and diverse - even to the point of occasionally having to struggle against Earth Defense Forces. Titles in this series: 1. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Space Pirates, Allies, and Aliens 2. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Invasions 3. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Weddings 4. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Back At It on Two Fronts 5. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: Captain Kirk ... Houston 6. Adventures of Space Cadets 101: ISIS
The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer--recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars--sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in America. "[A] harrowing [portrait] of life behind bars . . . part confession, part jeremiad, part lamentation, part picaresque novel (reminiscent, at times, of Dickens and Defoe)."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE In 2009, scholars at Yale University came across a startling manuscript: the memoir of Austin Reed, a free black man born in the 1820s who spent most of his early life ricocheting between forced labor in prison and forced labor as an indentured servant. Lost for more than one hundred and fifty years, the handwritten document is the first known prison memoir written by an African American. Corroborated by prison records and other documentary sources, Reed's text gives a gripping first-person account of an antebellum Northern life lived outside slavery that nonetheless bore, in its day-to-day details, unsettling resemblances to that very institution. Now, for the first time, we can hear Austin Reed's story as he meant to tell it. He was born to a middle-class black family in the boomtown of Rochester, New York, but when his father died, his mother struggled to make ends meet. Still a child, Reed was placed as an indentured servant to a nearby family of white farmers near Rochester. He was caught attempting to set fire to a building and sentenced to ten years at Manhattan's brutal House of Refuge, an early juvenile reformatory that would soon become known for beatings and forced labor. Seven years later, Reed found himself at New York's infamous Auburn State Prison. It was there that he finished writing this memoir, which explores America's first reformatory and first industrial prison from an inmate's point of view, recalling the great cruelties and kindnesses he experienced in those places and excavating patterns of racial segregation, exploitation, and bondage that extended beyond the boundaries of the slaveholding South, into free New York. Accompanied by fascinating historical documents (including a series of poignant letters written by Reed near the end of his life), The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a work of uncommon beauty that tells a story of nineteenth-century racism, violence, labor, and captivity in a proud, defiant voice. Reed's memoir illuminates his own life and times--as well as ours today. Praise for The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict "One of the most fascinating and important memoirs ever produced in the United States."--Annette Gordon-Reed, The Washington Post "Remarkable . . . triumphantly defiant . . . The book's greatest value lies in the gap it fills."--O: The Oprah Magazine "Reed's book is a wild, propulsive romp. . . . A charismatic and idiosyncratic voice in perpetual rebellion, . . . Reed displays virtuosic gifts for narrative that, a century and a half later, earn and hold the reader's ear."--Thomas Chatterton Williams, San Francisco Chronicle "[The book's] urgency and relevance remain undiminished. . . . This exemplary edition recovers history without permanently trapping it in one interpretation."--The Guardian "A sensational, novelistic telling of an eventful life."--The Paris Review "Vivid and painful."--NPR
Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
Release Date: 2012-09-30
This puzzling plot is related by two different characters. Dr Thorndyke is investigating a terrible crime, the solving of which remains elusive because of key facts remaining unknown. He needs the facts to confirm his case: Jasper could complete the blank spaces if only Thorndyke were aware of his existence ........
Look who's making dinner! Twenty-one of our favorite writers and chefs expound upon the joys—and perils—of feeding their families. Mario Batali's kids gobble up monkfish liver and foie gras. Peter Kaminsky's youngest daughter won't eat anything at all. Mark Bittman reveals the four stages of learning to cook. Stephen King offers tips about what to cook when you don't feel like cooking. And Jim Harrison shows how good food and wine trump expensive cars and houses. This book celebrates those who toil behind the stove, trying to nourish and please. Their tales are accompanied by more than sixty family-tested recipes, time-saving tips, and cookbook recommendations, as well as New Yorker cartoons. Plus there are interviews with homestyle heroes from all across America—a fireman in Brooklyn, a football coach in Atlanta, and a bond trader in Los Angeles, among others. What emerges is a book not just about food but about our changing families. It offers a newfound community for any man who proudly dons an apron and inspiration for those who have yet to pick up the spatula.
Author: Vincent LoBrutto
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre: Performing Arts
This three-volume set is a valuable resource for researching the history of American television. An encyclopedic range of information documents how television forever changed the face of media and continues to be a powerful influence on society. • Supplies historic context for why television shows were released at a particular moment in time • Covers key television genres—such as the western, sitcoms, crime shows, and variety programs—in detail • Provides readers with an understanding of the technical evolution of television that directly affected programming • Includes biographies of important individuals in the television industry