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Horses in Wonderland (Show Barn Blues Book 2)
by Natalie Keller Reinert

Language

English

Pages

230

Publication Date

December 26, 2018

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Grace and Seabreeze Equestrian Center. They’ve been an institution in Central Florida for decades. But now it’s the end of the line. The community around Seabreeze has been torn up by resort development, and Grace is ready to retire gracefully to the ever-receding countryside, with a smaller barn and smaller ambitions to match.<br /><br />Or not.<br /><br />A shot at making a few extra bucks by renting stalls to a trainer specializing in parade horses becomes a new obsession for Grace’s assistant trainer, Kennedy -- and a shot in the arm for Grace, who finds herself charmed by the local theme park’s equine manager, Mark. Not ready to cede the area’s equestrian experiences to the theme parks, she begins to think she can beat them at their own game. Which, unfortunately, won’t be easy to explain to Mark.<br /><br />Trying to balance a barn full of boarders, aggressive new neighbors, a troublesome staff and a relationship with a man whose business model is in her crosshairs isn’t easy. Grace has been in the horse business a long time... but it's never looked like this before.
Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon (Clydesd...
by Yossi Ghinsberg

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<b>“A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wild.” —<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><BR><BR>Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive.<BR><BR>The basis of an upcoming motion picture, <i>Jungle</i> is the story of friendship and the teachings of nature, and a terrifying true account that you won’t be able to put down.
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from...
by Laura Hillenbrand

Language

English

Pages

322

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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<b>In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of <i>Unbroken</i> introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics. </b><br /><br />On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.<br /> <br />The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.<br /> <br />Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.<br /> <br />Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey—also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie—is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.<br /><br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Unbroken<br /></i></b><br />"This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man."—<b><i>Booklist</i>, STARRED</b><br /><br />"This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work."—<b><i>SLJ<br /></i></b><br />"This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers."—<i><b>Kirkus</b><br /></i><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Balancing on Blue: A Thru-Hiking Adventure on the Appalachian Tra...
by Keith Foskett

Language

English

Pages

284

Publication Date

March 19, 2015

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<p>One man’s remarkable challenge. 2,000+ miles of unforgiving wilderness. Can he escape the mundane to become a thru-hiker?</p><p><b>Shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by <i>The Great Outdoors</i> magazine.</b></p><p>Keith Foskett’s dream of escape started with a single step. When the long-distance hiker chose to backpack all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail, he left ordinary life behind for five months. Enduring an incredible test of physical and psychological strength, Foskett was pushed to his limits…</p><p>Accompanied by an array of eclectic characters – including a drug dealer, a world-champion juggler and a sex-starved Minnesotan – he weaves a route through some of America's wildest landscapes and history, and writes with insight, humour and reflection. Attempting to keep his English sense of humour alive amidst the bumps and bruises, can Foskett survive his journey of self-discovery to emerge victorious?</p><p>Shortlisted for <i>The Great Outdoors</i> magazine’s Outdoor Book of the Year, Foskett’s novel-like tale is as entertaining as it is insightful. Venture beyond the journal-entry style of most outdoor books and join the humorous hike of a lifetime. </p><p>Balancing on Blue is a superb standalone travel memoir. If you like living outside the box, escaping into the wild, and journeying deep into the unknown, then you’ll love Keith Foskett’s courageous trek. </p><p>Discover how this wilderness escape can change you too. </p><p> </p><p><b>Reviews for Balancing on Blue</b></p><p><br />'A highly anticipated Appalachian Trail memoir, and well worth the wait.'<br />Daniel Neilson (<i>The Great Outdoors </i>Magazine)</p><p>'Amongst the bears, moose and rattlesnakes, climbing to 2000 metres, and countless aches and pains lives the memory of a special journey, the wonderful people who briefly share the experience with you, and the knowledge that lasts long after the final blister has healed. It’s a lifetime’s worth of adventurous memories crammed into one simple walk.'<br />Alastair Humphreys (Author, adventurer and a <i>National Geographic</i> Adventurer of the Year)</p><p>'With thru-hiking gaining in popularity, many look to the Appalachian Trail to test out their trail legs, and discover why it holds the reputation it does.<br />The wilds of this planet are serene, peaceful and offer the chance to break away from a normal existence. Keith’s wonderful perspective of the trail reflects this freedom.'<br />Jennifer Pharr Davis (Author and previous record holder for the fastest ever thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail).</p><p>'An entertaining and inspiring account of one of the world’s longest walks and the people who walk it. Keith is a perfect walking companion for the ups and downs of the trail – his easy and understated style kept me turning the pages.<br />Essential reading for those contemplating their own big adventure.'<br />David Lintern (<i>Outdoor Enthusiast</i> Magazine)</p><p>'This book is for anyone who's ever dreamed about a big adventure, as Fozzie spins a funny, thought-provoking and inspiring tale of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. You'll be handing in your notice and packing up your rucksack as soon as you've finished reading.'<br />Jenny Walters (<i>Country Walking</i> Magazine)</p><p>'Long distance backpacking trips can be monotonous, and it’s often the same story for most books about them. Balancing on Blue is something completely different and once again, Keith invites you to the world that he calls home.<br />Be prepared for great story telling, unique and interesting characters, humour and insight.'<br />Andrew Skurka (Long distance hiker, adventurer and <i>National Geographic</i> Adventurer of the Year 2007).</p>
Defensive Coordinator's Football Handbook
by Leo Hand

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

January 12, 2016

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Defensive Coordinator’s Football Handbook is a complete guide for football coaches. The information contained in the book has been compiled by Leo Hand during 47 years of coaching championship teams at both the high school and collegiate levels. Numerous topics are covered that will enable any coach to successfully understand and defend modern offenses. Including: <br /><br /><br />• An overview of contemporary offensive trends <br />• A system for identifying offensive formations and personnel groupings <br />• A system for creating multiple defensive fronts and secondary coverages <br />• The base reads, reactions, and techniques for defensive linemen and linebackers <br />• Synopses of the responsibilities and techniques necessary to install different odd and even eight-man and seven-man fronts <br />• Run responsibilities and techniques for both three-deep and four-deep secondaries <br />• Strategies and tactics necessary to stop 19 of today’s most potent running plays <br />• An explanation of the adjustments and techniques necessary to install variations of man-to-man pass coverages as well as variations of zone and combo pass coverages versus different contemporary offensive formations <br />• Different stunt strategies that enable your defense to actually attack the offense <br />• Sample pass coverage/stunt menus for: the 3-3-5, 4-2-5, bear 46, 3-4, 4-3, and weak eagle defenses
False Gods: The Show Jumper’s Challenge (A Maryland Equestrian ...
by L.R. Trovillion

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>A rescued horse. A washed-up trainer. A teen reaching for a dream.</b><br /><br /><br />Cory Iverson’s junior year is off to a lousy start. Publicly humiliated by the hottest guy in high school and terrorized by a bullying band director, she feels like a loser and a quitter. But when her dog leads her to the barn of a former Grand Prix rider, Cory finds refuge in the competitive but familiar world of show jumping. Her faded dreams of riding in one of the country’s most prestigious shows are reawakened and start to seem possible when she rescues a mysterious horse with some unusual talents. It isn’t long before Cory is enjoying a winning spree, though events around her start spinning out of control and threaten everything. Even her boyfriend is keeping secrets. Trapped in the crosshairs of a brutal trainer who will stop at nothing to win, Cory must decide if she’ll once again back down and flee… or stay and stand up for herself, her horse, and her dreams.<br /><br /><br /><b><i> “. . .plenty of suspense. I rooted for Cory Iverson on every page of this beautifully written novel. Trovillion’s prose is vivid, her equine setting authentic.”</i><br />— Sasscer Hill, Author of <i>Flamingo Road (Fia McKee Mysteries)
The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Ba...
by Anne R. Keene

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

April 06, 2018

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In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a child, Anne Keene's father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium. Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American, but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America's greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul "Bear" Bryant. With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in <i>The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.</i>
FAR/AIM 2019: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Informati...
by Federal Aviation Administ...

Language

English

Pages

1120

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<B>All the information you need to operate safely in US airspace, fully updated.</B><BR><BR>If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the <B><I>FAR/AIM</B></I>. In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system. In the newest edition of the <B><I>FAR/AIM</B></I>, all regulations, procedures, and illustrations are brought up to date to reflect current FAA data. This handy reference book is an indispensable resource for members of the aviation community, as well as for aspiring pilots looking to get a solid background in the rules, requirements, and procedures of flight training. Not only does this manual present all the current FAA regulations, it also includes:<BR><BR><li>A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings<BR><li>A pilot/controller glossary<BR><li>Standard instrument procedures<BR><li>Parachute operations<BR><li>Airworthiness standards for products and parts<BR><li>The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form<BR><li>Important FAA contact information<BR><BR><B>This is the most complete guide to the rules of aviation available anywhere.</B> Don’t take off without the <B><I>FAR/AIM</B></I>!
Saving Babe Ruth (Prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Legal Thri...
by Tom Swyers

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

June 27, 2014

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<b>An award-winning, Amazon #1 bestselling novel destined to become a classic.!</b> <br /><br /><i>Going down swinging is not an option . . . </i><br /><br />Survival is the name of the game when two obsessed men teeter on the cusp of madness in a war over a kids’ baseball field in this thriller based on a true story. <br /><br />Travel baseball promoter Rob Barkus has a full bench. He’s backed by a corrupt board of directors, a sports-fixated high school administration, and a mob of crazy travel baseball parents. He’ll stop at nothing to kill the town’s sandlot baseball league so that his elite travel teams can take over its beautiful Babe Ruth baseball field. <br /><br />The only obstacle between Barkus and his field of dreams is David Thompson, a Civil War buff and burned-out lawyer. When Thompson steps up to save the crumbling league for his son and the rest of the sandlot players in town, Barkus unleashes a cunning and ruthless attack against David, his family, and his teenaged league of misfit players. <br /><br />Thompson is outnumbered and surrounded. He’s like a man who walked into quicksand. The harder he struggles to save the league, the deeper he sinks. On top of it all, Thompson is stuck in a family Catch-22. If he surrenders, he might lose his son's love along with his own self-respect, not to mention losing the game of summer for the sandlot kids in town. Yet if he doesn't back down, it threatens his marriage and deprives his son of any chance to play on the high school team. <br /><br />Thompson is on an emotional roller coaster and he can't get off. He is fighting his own civil war as he struggles to make a difference in the town he cherishes without harming the family he loves. <br /><br />Standing alone and pushed to his breaking point, he needs to figure out when to fold and when to fight. One thing is for sure: if he finally snaps, he won’t take any prisoners. <br /><br />Captivating characters lead double lives and keep secrets in this award-winning page-turner, laced with humor, about a man who takes a stand and risks it all to make a difference in a world gone mad. <br /><br /><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers "has created a man for all seasons" in David Thompson and calls <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i> "an absorbing and compulsively readable novel."<br /><br />In a foreword, Babe Ruth's grandson, Tom Stevens, calls <i>Saving Babe Ruth<i> a "great story." <br /><br /><b>Read <i>Saving Babe Ruth</i> as the prequel to the Lawyer David Thompson Series which starts with the <i>The Killdeer Connection</i> as the first book. <i>The Killdeer Connection</i> was selected as a 2017 winner in Amazon's international Kindle Scout writing competition.</b> <br /><br /><i> Saving Babe Ruth </i> is an Amazon multiple category bestseller.<br /><br /><b>Gold Winner,  Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 "Best First Book: Fiction."<br />Silver Winner, Benjamin Franklin Award, 2015 "Best Popular Fiction."<br />Readers Views, "Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast."<br />Finalist, "Best New Fiction," 2014 USA Best Book Awards.</b><p></p></i></i>
Ancient Greece and The Olympics | Children's Ancient History
by Baby Professor

Language

English

Pages

64

Publication Date

April 15, 2017

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Did you know that the ancient Greeks were also the first ones to come up with the idea of the Olympics? The idea was originally crafted to honor Zeus. From then on, the world caught on and the Olympics is now the biggest and most prestigious sports gathering worldwide. Read more details in the pages of this book.

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