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The Lost Intruder: The Search for a Missing Navy Jet
by Peter Hunt

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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“Although I owned a boat, I had no sonar, metal detector or any practical method of surveying the ocean bottom. With an incurable illness, no prospect of financial reward, little chance of success, brain surgery looming, and one child in college with another about to start, I was not in a position to spend thousands of dollars on a search. Still, desperate for a distraction, anything to pry my focus away from the disease, I decided—the hell with Parkinson’s. I’m doing it.” - From THE LOST INTRUDER.<br /><br />On a windy, Autumn day in 1989, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder crashed off the shores of Whidbey Island, Washington. The Navy mounted a comprehensive, four-ship search for the attack jet with advanced sonar systems and remotely operated mini-submarines. They came up empty handed.<br /><br />Former Navy pilot Peter Hunt knew the lost Intruder well. The jet came from his squadron; he had flown it from the deck of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Ranger. Standing in the squadron ready room, Hunt listened to the radio transmissions as the accident unfolded: the hydraulic malfunction, the aborted mission, the futile attempt to lower the landing gear, and finally the violent ejection into Puget sound. Puzzled by the failed Navy search, Hunt long imagined the thrill of finding the A-6 and accomplishing what the U.S. Navy could not.<br /><br />But time was running out. At age 43, Hunt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. After ten years of worsening symptoms, no longer permitted to fly, and barely able to scuba dive, Hunt knew that he was losing the battle. Desperate for a rallying point to prove to himself that life still mattered, Hunt struck out in 2014 to find the missing A-6. Naval Aviation, deep technical wreck diving, high seas exploration, and one man’s optimistic refusal to quit converge in a salute to life’s possibility. The Lost Intruder soars in a triumph of the human spirit—see what it means to be alive.
There to be Shot At: An Autobiography
by Tony Coton

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English

Pages

383

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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Tony Coton is considered as one of the best goalkeepers never to play for England. In There to be Shot At, he tells his extraordinary life story for the first time.<br /><br />Born in Tamworth, Coton overcame rejection at Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers to claim legendary status at three other clubs during a career in football that is now well into its fourth decade.<br /><br />Tough and uncompromising, Coton was regarded as one of the infamous ‘Birmingham Six’ group during his time as the number 1 at the club he supported as a boy, Birmingham City. He joined Watford during Elton John’s tenure as chairman, where his relationship with future England manager Graham Taylor bloomed.<br /><br />Coton, though, would not represent his country and here, he explains why. Six tumultuous years at Manchester City ended when he moved to fiercest rivals Manchester United, where he later was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s first goalkeeping coach during the most successful period in the club’s entire history.<br /><br />A reflective man with strong views on the direction of modern football, Coton deals with the minutiæ of goalkeeping: what it takes to succeed, how to improve – whether, as commentators say, you really need to be mad to be one.
My Journey Through Her Eyes
by Nick Yarris

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English

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Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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"Best selling author Nick Yarris returns with a work so personal that it grips readers from the first words, until the last page has been consumed. Brilliantly composed and emotionally driven by reality this work is a fantastic look into one remarkable life".
Shreds and Patches: A Traveler's Memoir
by Joe Nold

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English

Pages

829

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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“Where are you from?” That oft-asked question is hard for me to answer. I don’t really have a sense of place, of belonging to any one location. Having grown up in the Dust Bowl of the Canadian prairies during the Great Depression, losing my mother as a child and my father as a teenager, the concept of home does not resonate with me.<br /> <br />I have lived or traveled in more than thirty countries on five continents. I’ve crossed the Atlantic in a sailboat both ways with my wife Mary, and daughters, Jennifer and Margaret. I’ve paddled a canoe through the sub-arctic to James Bay, slept in an abandoned Greek monastery at the foot of Mt. Olympus, drunk Chang — barley beer — with Buddhist monks in the remote Himalayas. I have lost my way on the Incan Trail in Peru, seen the sun rise on Mt. Kilimanjaro, been followed by Tito’s secret police in Yugoslavia. My first sight of the Canadian Rockies was from the top of a freight car, and I’ve heard loons calling on northern lakes, seen rainbows in the mist flowing into the Grand Canyon. Buried pirate treasure beckoned me to a Pacific island off Central America. I’ve read Homer’s Odyssey while at anchor at Ithaca, listened to Mozart’s Requiem in the cathedral in Vienna, basked in the rich glow of the stained glass windows of Chartres cathedral, scorched my bare feet on the sun-baked marble courtyard of the Taj Mahal.<br /><br />Where’s my home?<br /><br />My travels are my home.
Jimmy Batten: The life and loves of Lucky Jim
by V.R. Bennett

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English

Pages

76

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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Jimmy Batten former middleweight boxing champion lifts the lid on the 70s boxing circuit and reveals his connections with gangsters in Chicago and the Krays in East London. The life of an extra on major films and TV parts in EastEnders. Jimmy faced challenges from the start of his life but what ever the problem or person he stood his ground he said 'you win some you lose some ' but you never ever back down. With a forward from Frank Bruno MBE the book is a must for boxing fans and those that want to peep in the violent world that is boxing and crime.
Jimmy Batten: The life and loves of lucky Jim
by V.R Bennett

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English

Pages

73

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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Jimmy Batten former Middle weight British champion and Lonsdale belt outright winner narrates his life story. East end Jimmy Batten tells all about East End Gangsters, Chicago Mafia and his life in films and TV. A must for all boxing fans and East Enders. With forwards by Charlie Magri and Frank Bruno he opens the lid on boxing as it was and in some parts, as it still is. Its a story of a man who never gives up, even when the odds are against him,and never ever walks away.
The Education of Henry Adams: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Aut...
by Henry Adams

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English

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Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.
Around the World on a Bicycle - From San Francisco to Tehran
by Thomas Stevens

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English

Pages

635

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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"Around the World on a Bicycle - From San Francisco to Tehran" is a fascinating and profusely-illustrated account of an epic bicycle journey around the world. Starting in America and travelling through Europe, the Middle East, and Finally Asia, the author's entire adventure is here chronicled for the enjoyment of bicycle and travel enthusiasts alike. Contents include: "Over the Sierras Nevadas", "Over the Deserts of Nevada", "Through Mormon-Land and over the Rockies", "From the Great Plains to the Atlantic", "From America to the German Frontier", "Germany, Austria, and Hungary", "Through Slavonia and Servia", "Bulgaria, Roumella, and into Turkey", "Through European Turkey", "The Start through Asia", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the History of the Bicycle.
Green Bay Love Stories and Confessions of a Grassroots Candidate ...
by SANDY SULLIVAN

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English

Pages

381

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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SPORTS & POLITICS & GREEN BAY PACKERS –<br />Green Bay Love Stories and Confessions of a Grassroots Candidate is an amazing story of intrigue, fascination and sheer fun and you’ll be totally amazed by this tale of how a woman with a colorful past, the Lombardi Green Bay Packers and state politics combined to create a international media firestorm for a few weeks in the fall of 2006.<br /><br /> Sandy Sullivan is an author, teacher, artist, businesswoman and public speaker who worked with Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers in the early 1960's. <br /> Her first book, “Green Bay Love Stories,” was acknowledged as a significant historical account of the Packers Glory Years and the foreword is written by Packers Hall of Fame great, Paul Hornung. <br />Now she has written the rest of the story - "Green Bay Love Stories and Confessions of a Grassroots Candidate." It is the story about what happened when she ran for Wisconsin Secretary of State and how the media took the “Love Stories” book and spun it into an international media “fire-storm” in the fall of 2006. The book is well worth the 542 page reading time; just to learn about her relationships with some of the colorful and marvelous characters who played for Lombardi and what can and did happen when she ran for public office. There are 90+ photos which add to the authenticity, endear the characters and enhance the storyline.
Fearless Freddie: The Life and Times of Freddie Mills
by Chris Evans

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English

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Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<i>Fearless Freddie</i> charts the career of pugilist Freddie Mills, who became the biggest name in British boxing, a television star in the 1950s only to commit apparent suicide in 1965. Freddie was a boxing superstar at a time when the country was still trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the Second World War. A natural entertainer, he embarked on a successful media career long after his days in the ring came to an end, paving the way for other sports stars to do the same in future. However, there was a darker side to Mills. His nightclub brought him into contact with notorious London gangsters. Constantly plagued by depression and money worries, the death of Freddie remains a mystery. Since his death, conspiracy theories aplenty have been peddled about how and why Freddie was found in the back of a car, having shot himself through his right eye. Could a man who had it all really take his own life or was there something more sinister afoot?

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