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Just A Little Run Around The World

Author : Rosie Swale-Pope
ISBN : 9780007306206
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Heartbroken when she lost her husband to cancer, Rosie set off from Wales with nothing but a small cart of food and equipment, funded by the rent from her little cottage. So began a five-year solo journey that would take Rosie 20,000 miles around the world in memory of the man she loved. Followed by wolves, knocked down by a bus, confronted by bears, chased by a naked man with a gun and stranded with severe frostbite, Rosie's gripping story is a rollercoaster adventure of epic proportions." -- Back cover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Just A Little Run Around The World 5 Years 3 Packs Of Wolves And 53 Pairs Of Shoes

Author : Rosie Swale Pope
ISBN : 9780007338634
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After her husband died of cancer, 57-year-old Rosie set off to run around the world, raising money in memory of the man she loved. Followed by wolves, knocked down by a bus, confronted by bears, chased by a naked man with a gun and stranded with severe frostbite, Rosie's breathtaking 20,000-mile solo journey is as gripping as it is inspiring.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Reason I Run

Author : Chris Spriggs
ISBN : 9781783724963
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How do people come together when tragedy tries to tear them apart? When 39-time marathon runner Andrew Spriggs was diagnosed with motor neurone disease he knew his running days were over. But a surprise message from his nephew Chris, offering to push him in his rickety wheelchair in one last marathon, reunites them in a race against time. Rich with insights and inspiration, personal discoveries and unforgettable encounters, 'The Reason I Run' is an astonishing story that will make you laugh, weep and wonder. Join Chris on an incredible journey that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Land Of The Radioactive Midnight Sun

Author : Sean Michael Flynn
ISBN : 1429973978
Genre : Travel
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"In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to random moose attacks to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.
Category: Travel

Global Inequalities

Author : York William Bradshaw
ISBN : 9781452221083
Genre : Social Science
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This readable, sociologically interpretive book focuses through the lens of stratification and inequality, the authors examine a wide variety of topics - from global economic trends to ethnic conflicts - in four regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. They use academic models and theories to help make sense of current events and help place them in an appropriate context; these are enhanced by the use of lively stories and examples from the press.
Category: Social Science

Around The World In 80 Years

Author : David Chance
ISBN : 9781477143865
Genre : Travel
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There are 2 parts to the book. The first section covers some of the important events that took place around the world, from the early part of the 19th century, up to the years following World War II. It features the 2 men that I have always admired, both of whom planned and fought against tyranny. Neither of these men actually used weapons in the Second World War, but they did what they had to do, to preserve our freedom. The 2 men are Sir Winston Churchill and my father, both of whom had army careers, dad's lasting for 31 years. Churchill's was a much shorter span, before he moved into Politics. The second part of the book gives details of my travels around the world to 42 countries. To do this, I fl ew a total of 964,995 miles, taking 1430 fl ights on 91 different types of aircraft. In addition I have traveled far more than a million miles by car. There were many times that I got very close to having my life cut short, but somehow I managed to survive, as I am still here at age 79. It was all very interesting to me and I hope that I have been able to convey some of this excitement in what I have written.
Category: Travel

Reflections On A Time That Has Past The 2nd World War Years 1939 1945

Author : Gloria Mullinax
ISBN : 9781479740703
Genre : Fiction
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At the beginning of World War ll ,the British Government decided to evacuate the children from the cities to safer places in the countryside, and also overseas to other countries. Really where could be safer in the country? The logic behind the plan was that IF, Hitler succeeded in occupying Great Britain, the children could return someday and take their country back. This is the story of my brother,age 4,and myself age 9,who were evacuated September 9th. 1939, to America. My brother's mother, who was my step-mother, accompanied us to elderly relatives that lived in New York State. Then for reasons known only to herself, at that time, she decided to travel back across the U-boat infested waters of the Atlantic to England. Different homes were found eventually for us which was a miracle, as there were at least 2,664, Children's Oversees Reception Board (CORB) children to find homes for. The Kodak Company's families in New York opened their homes to these British evacuees, primarily for the children of the Kodak Company in Great Britian, however they ended up taking a lot of the other children. As we had been sent privately on the S.S.Scythia, we were not included in that number. We also were returned May 8th 1944, one month before D-Day, on a Neutral Portuguese ship to Lisbon. The war did not end until May 8th 1945 so we were back in England in time for the newest German weapon the Vengence Weapon l, or Doodle bug, or Buzz-bomb. This is our War Time story of our adventures, mostly mine,told 73 years later with the memories, some good and some bad, as you will see when you read the book. Thank you for your interest. It is still facinating to me today.
Category: Fiction

Speak Out

Author : James Doyle
ISBN : 9781300800798
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Happy Herbivore Abroad

Author : Lindsay S. Nixon
ISBN : 9781937856052
Genre : Cooking
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Plant-based recipes that let you “travel to France, Mexico, India, Vietnam, Lebanon, and more without leaving your kitchen” (Neal Barnard, MD, president, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine). In the span of a decade, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon lived in eight states, visited forty-six, spent a year as an expat on a Caribbean island, and traveled to more than thirty-five places abroad. As a celebration of Nixon’s jet-setter lifestyle, Happy Herbivore Abroad combines traditional comfort foods from home with international inspiration and stories of her adventures. A little of everything—basics, comfort food, international cuisine, and travelogue—Happy Herbivore Abroad provides your palate with more than 135 of Nixon’s crowd-pleasing vegan recipes low in fat, high on health, and made with everyday ingredients. True to the Happy Herbivore creed, these vegan dishes are easy to make, easy on your wallet, and completely plant-based. As they say in France, bon appétit!
Category: Cooking

Around The World In Seventy Two Days And Other Writings

Author : Nellie Bly
ISBN : 9780698141988
Genre : Social Science
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The first edited volume of work by the legendary undercover journalist Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was one of the first and best female journalists in America and quickly became a national phenomenon in the late 1800s, with a board game based on her adventures and merchandise inspired by the clothes she wore. Bly gained fame for being the first “girl stunt reporter,” writing stories that no one at the time thought a woman could or should write, including an exposé of patient treatment at an insane asylum and a travelogue from her record-breaking race around the world without a chaperone. This volume, the only printed and edited collection of Bly’s writings, includes her best known works—Ten Days in a Mad-House, Six Months in Mexico, and Around the World in Seventy-Two Days—as well as many lesser known pieces that capture the breadth of her career from her fierce opinion pieces to her remarkable World War I reporting. As 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Bly’s birth, this collection celebrates her work, spirit, and vital place in history. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Social Science

Thug

Author : Mike Dash
ISBN : 9781847084736
Genre : History
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Never in recorded history has there been a group of murderers as deadly as the Thugs. For nearly two centuries, groups of these lethal criminals haunted the roads of India, slaughtering travellers whom they met along the way with such efficiency that over the years tens of thousands of men, women and children simply vanished without trace. Mike Dash, one of our best popular historians, has devoted years to combing archives in both India and Britain to discover how the Thugs lived and worked. Painstakingly researched and grippingly written, Thug tells, for the first time the full story of the Thugs' rise and fall from the cult's beginnings in the late seventeenth century to its eventual demise at the hands of British East India Company officer William Sleeman in 1840.
Category: History

Indian Legends And Poems

Author : Jean Elizabeth Ward
ISBN : 9781435733022
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For the cover of this presentation the author has made copies of actual American Indian drawings, arranged them in a collage, and completed it with an acrylic overpaint, which was then antiqued to achieve the effect. This book is a combination of poems by American Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward, with such poems as Ozarks Blabbermouth Lissenbee, added to a series of thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister which was published in 1917, with an Indian Pronouncing Library to complete this book, which children and adults alike will enjoy.
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A Child Called Hope

Author : Pat Allen Kaplon
ISBN : 1456870904
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hope, a thin, tow-headed child with sad hazel eyes, stands barefooted in a dusty farm lane, watching the horse-drawn wagon take her mother away. Her beloved Momma has died a senseless death, and Hope must face life without her guidance and love. Pop, completely broken by his young wife, Lucy’s, sudden death, turns more and more to the bottle to ease his pain. Hope’s baby sister, Nollie, is taken away by relatives, and Hope sees her world being destroyed. From the hard scrabble farm in Appalachia where she was born, through homes of relatives and a foster home, to the coal towns of Western Maryland, Hope seeks to fi nd someone to love her, a home of her own, and a way to come to grips with the loss of Momma, the center of her young world. Follow Hope as she follows the fascinating journey to find happiness and closure.
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Around The World

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ISBN : NYPL:33433003272030
Genre : Voyages around the world
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Poems From The Heart

Author : David Burkey
ISBN : 9781465320407
Genre : Poetry
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This is a book of a collection of poems and songs that were written over about 30 years.
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The Poetics Of Childhood

Author : Roni Natov
ISBN : 9781135721770
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Riddling Tales From Around The World

Author : Marjorie Dundas
ISBN : 1578063736
Genre : Social Science
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Seventy- nine tales that show how riddles pervade storytelling worldwide
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Vellum

Author : Hal Duncan
ISBN : 9780330541169
Genre : Fiction
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It's 2017 and the End Days are coming, beings that were once human gathering to fight in one last great war for control of the Vellum - the vast realm of eternity on which our world is just a scratch. But to a draft-dodging Irish angel and a trailer-trash tomboy called Phreedom, it's about to become brutally clear that there's no great divine or diabolic plan at play here, just a vicious battle between the hawks of Heaven and Hell, with humanity stuck in the middle, and where the easy rhetoric of Good and Evil, Order versus Chaos just doesn't apply. Here there are no heroes, no darlings of destiny struggling to save the day, and there are no villains, no dark lords of evil out to destroy the world. Or at least if there are, it's not quite clear which is which. Here, the most ancient gods and the most modern humans are equally fate's fools, victims of their own hubris, struggling to save their own skins, their own souls, but sometimes . . . just sometimes . . . sacrificing everything in the name of humanity. "Vellum is a mind-blowing read that's genuinely like nothing you've ever read before. . . The imaginary worlds that he dreams up are stunning. . . Vellum has expanded fantasy's limits like nothing published in years." SFX
Category: Fiction

Small Business Finance All In One For Dummies

Author : Faith Glasgow
ISBN : 1119997968
Genre : Business & Economics
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Keeping track of the finances is fundamental to the success of every business, but tackling the task yourself can be intimidating. Help is at hand, however, with this complete guide to small business money management. Packed with expert advice on all aspects of business finance, including basic bookkeeping and accounting, monitoring profit and performance, managing payroll, tackling tax, and forecasting for growth, Small Business Finance All-in-One For Dummies helps you to take control of your finances, stay on top of the paperwork, and keep the cash flowing.
Category: Business & Economics