As the Beacon Turns

Author: J. M. Coutts
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781412044233
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Fiction

A wonderful, nearly true tale of Emergency Medical Services in the private ambulance sector, beginning in 1975. Filled with real emergencies, antics of comic relief and the story of a young girl who survived it all. A sassy but sweet twist that gives a new perspective of the EMS profession.


Author: Michael P Buckley
Publisher: Michael P Buckley
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Fiction

Anna, a hard-working businesswoman, wasn't looking for love when a car accident introduced her to Bobby. He was all she wanted in a man, and most men would have bailed out when unimaginable suffering knocked on her door. Instead, it made their love stronger. Unknown to her, God helped arrange the accident to bring them together. After suffering a horrific abduction, nearly starved and beaten to death, together with the help from above, Anna and Bobby create the largest organization of its kind in the world. "OUR TURN" takes over where local governments fail, corruption rules, and police no longer help. They step in to save people in need and give them a second chance at life. The organization will take any request for help throughout the world, "...but they can respond only in a few cases." If "OUR TURN" responds to a request, the opposition is destroyed, at the cost of many security members losing their lives to save others. They are limited to whom they can help, because it is funded by donations. Their love encounters many obstacles, but they still find time for one another. Words: 50,024 Strong violence


Author: Richard Bach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743247474
Release Date: 2003-10-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Offers a single volume compilation of three of the author's works about flight.

Attorney At Law Gone Fishin

Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440190148
Release Date: 2010-02-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Feel the passion and intensity of big game fishing. Fish for the much sought after and elusive king of the ocean, the blue marlin. In this true story, experience the determination of a seasoned attorney with a successful law practice and an advancing career in politics who risked it all to seek inner peace. He faced the challenges of starting a new career at mid-life with little experience in a field seemingly far removed from human strife and politics. Travel to the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and South America with the author in his quest, and share the adventure, disappointment, and excitement of negotiating uncharted waters along a journey to fulfillment. Know the contentment that comes from a job well done. Capt. Trager earned his reputation as competitor in sportfishing circles on the east coast of Florida, Bahamas and the Caribbean by being the winning captain in six major blue marlin tournaments, Bimini Wahoo Tournament and a contender in many other events he entered during his fishing career. The author is now retired and living in South Carolina.

Old Testament Turning Points

Author: Victor H. Matthews
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441238023
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Religion

Adam and Eve, God's covenant with Abraham, the deportation of Judah and their eventual return to Jerusalem--these are the Old Testament stories most people remember, and for good reason. According to veteran Old Testament professor Victor Matthews, these stories are essential to the identity of Israel as God's people. Matthews identifies eight landmark stories that not only shaped Israelite identity but also continued to echo throughout the Old Testament as Israel grew into its role as the people of God. He examines the stories in detail, showing how they provide a foundation for later Old Testament stories and events. Helpful sidebars, a glossary, indexes, and a selected bibliography provide readers with tools for further exploration. This book will be of interest to serious lay readers, Bible students, and church leaders.

The Yellow Sign and Other Stories

Author: Robert W. Chambers
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
ISBN: 9781568821269
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Fiction

This massive collection brings together the entire body of Robert W. Chambers' weird fiction works including material unprinted since the 1890's. Chambers is a landmark author in the field of horror literature because of his King in Yellow collection. That book represents but a small portion of his weird fiction work, and these stories are intimately connected with the Cthulhu Mythos -- introducing Hali, Carcosa, and Hastur. Short stories from The King in Yellow, The Maker of Moons, The Mystery of Choice, The Tracer of Lost Persons, The Tree of Heaven, and two complete books, In Search of the Unknown and Police!!! This book contains all the immortal tales of Robert W. Chambers, including "The Repairer of Reputations," "The Yellow Sign," and "The Mask." These titles are often found in survey anthologies. In addition to the six stories reprinted from The King in Yellow (1895), this book also offers more than two dozen other stories and episodes, about 650 pages in all. These narratives rarely have appeared in print. Some have not been published in nearly a century. A Chambers novel, The Slayer of Souls (1920), is not included in this short story collection.

The Walls Around Us

Author: Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616204860
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

“With evocative language, a shifting timeline and more than one unreliable narrator, Suma subtly explores the balance of power between the talented and the mediocre, the rich and the poor, the brave and the cowardly . . . To reveal more would be to uncover the bloody heart that beats beneath the floorboards of this urban-legend-tinged tale.” —The New York Times The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices--one still living and one dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old ballerina days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries: What really happened on the night Orianna stepped between Violet and her tormentors? What really happened on two strange nights at Aurora Hills? Will Amber and Violet and Orianna ever get the justice they deserve--in this life or in another one? PRAISE FOR THE WALLS AROUND US: “A gorgeously written, spellbinding ghost story.” —Chicago Tribune "Unputdownable . . . the well-paced plot reveals guilt, innocence, and dark truths that will not stay hidden." —The Boston Globe “Suma excels in creating surreal, unsettling stories with vivid language, and this psychological thriller is no exception. Along the way, Suma also makes a powerful statement about the ease with which guilt can be assumed and innocence awarded, not only in the criminal justice system, but in our hearts--in the stories we tell ourselves. A fabulous, frightening read.” —Booklist, starred review “The wholly realistic view of adolescents meeting the criminal justice system is touched at first with the slimmest twist of an otherworldly creepiness, escalating finally to the truly hair-raising and macabre. Eerie, painful and beautifully spine-chilling.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “This haunting and evocative tale of magical realism immerses readers in two settings that seem worlds apart . . . Suma’s unflinchingly honest depiction of the potentially destructive force of female friendship and skillful blending of gritty realism with supernatural elements is reminiscent of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls, and the eerie mood she evokes is unnervingly potent.” —School Library Journal, starred review “In lyrical, authoritative prose, Suma weaves the disparate lives of [the] three girls into a single, spellbinding narrative that explores guilt, privilege, and complicity with fearless acuity. . . The twisting, ghostly tale of Ori’s life, death, and redemption is unsettling and entirely engrossing.” —The Horn Book Magazine, starred review “Gratifyingly disturbing . . . Suma craftily sets the two stories against one another, moving between Violet’s fiercely grounded account and Amber’s hauntingly destabilized one, enticing readers to figure out how the pieces go together.” —Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books, starred review “Powerful . . . The compelling narrative, written in scintillating prose and featuring incredibly real characters, brings the two stories together in an explosive finale with a supernatural twist that results in a satisfying resolution.” —VOYA, starred review “Gripping . . . Just try to put this down.” —Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review “A suspenseful tour de force, a ghost story of the best sort, the kind that creeps into your soul and haunts you.” —Libba Bray, author of The Diviners and A Great and Terrible Beauty “Fearlessly imagined and deliciously sinister, The Walls Around Us is hypnotic, luring the reader deeper and deeper into its original, shocking narrative.” —Michelle Hodkin, author of the Mara Dyer Trilogy “Written in luscious and deliciously creepy prose not easy to forget . . . This is a story about guilt and innocence, about secrets and how deep we let people into those places within us, and it’s a story about how the past can define our present, even if we try desperately to keep that past under wraps. Put it on your radars now; this is an outstanding literary young adult novel more than worth the wait.” —Book Riot #1 Spring 2015 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection

When the Wolf Rises

Author: Colonel G. Alan Dugard
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468525366
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Genre: History

When the wolf rises was a term used by Theodore Roosevelt to describe "Fear" as experienced in life situations, to include combat and other extreme happenings. This term is applied to the role of the B-52s and the effect on the crews, flying out of the island of Guam and from U-Tapao, Thailand during the eleven days starting on December 18th, 1972. This personal account is a graphic description on the results of those raids from a commander of a B-52 squadron during the raids which led to the end of the Vietnam War and its aftermath.

The Ancient

Author: R. A. Salvatore
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429925440
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Genre: Fiction

New York Times bestselling author, R. A. Salvatore's epic story of Corona continues! Searching for his long-lost father, Bransen Garibond is tricked into journeying across the Gulf of Corona to the wild lands of Vanguard, where he is pressed into service in a desperate war against the brutal Samhaist, Ancient Badden. On an Alpinadoran lake, just below Ancient Badden's magical ice castle, several societies, caught in the web of their own conflicts, are oblivious to Ancient Badden's devastating plans to destroy them. Bransen becomes the link between the wars, and if he fails, all who live on the lake will perish, and all of northern Honce will fall under the shadow of the merciless and vengeful Samhaists. "A worthy addition to the lore of Salvatore’s invented world."--Kirkus Reviews The Saga of the First King The Highwayman The Ancient The Dame The Bear At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author: Robert V. Daniels
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674779665
Release Date: 1985
Genre: History

A history of Russia examines the Czarist government, the causes of the Revolution, the evolution of the modern communist state, and the Soviet Union's relations with other countries

The Big Walks of Great Britain

Author: David Bathurst
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 9780857653116
Release Date: 2006-03-05
Genre: Travel

From the South Downs Way to Offa’s Dyke, from the Thames Path to the Norfolk Coast Path, from Pembrokeshire to the West Highlands, there are big walks here to keep you rambling all year round. And what better way to discover the landscapes of Great Britain, from green and gentle dales to majestic mountains and rugged cliffs? An indefatigable walker, David Bathurst has unlaced his boots to produce this invaluable companion to the fifteen best-loved long-distance footpaths of Great Britain. His appreciation of the beauty and history of the British countryside and his light-hearted style will appeal to novice and experienced walkers alike. This comprehensive guide to the best big walks offers detailed descriptions of the trails and a wealth of geographical, historical and practical information, including route maps and places of interest along the way.