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Kicking Up Dirt

Author : Ashley Fiolek
ISBN : 9780061993596
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Ashley Fiolek’s incredible story perfectly embodies the adage ‘the only thing that deaf people can’t do is hear.’ Fiolek is an inspiration to anyone who has a barrier to overcome. My hands are waving in the air, and I’m screaming for her; this book should not be missed.” —Marlee Matlin “Ashley Fiolek’s not just good at motocross for a girl…she’s flat-out good. She is a tough, confident, competitive racer who has overcome enough in her life to know that nothing is impossible.” —Travis Pastrana, nine-time X Games gold medalist and host of Nitro Circus Called “a crusader for gender equity in her sport” by the New York Times, 2008 Women’s Motocross Champion Ashley Fiolek’s inspiring memoir about her life-long deafness, her triumph over adversity, her rise to the top of her male-dominated extreme sport, and how her family and Christian faith helped her get there. Fans of motocross and extreme sports, as well as readers who enjoyed memoirs such as Bethany Hamilton’s Soul Surfer, will be inspired by Kicking Up Dirt.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Kicking Rocks In Bowling Green

Author : Charles L. Puckett
ISBN : 9780741421487
Genre : Fiction
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The adventures of a young orphan boy during the years of the Great Depression.
Category: Fiction

Captain Proton

Author : Dean Wesley Smith
ISBN : 9780743400800
Genre : Fiction
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Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when Real Men with ray guns and beautiful women in beguiling outfits battled hideous monsters from outer space! Return with us to the days when Captain Proton ruled the skyways! When the queen of an evil space empire kidnaps Captain Proton's faithful secretary Constance Goodheart, it's only the first step in her diabolical plan to conquer the Incorporated Planets. It soon becomes clear that there is more to her plot than meets the eye when, on the very edge of death, Captain Proton is saved by a power Not Of This Universe. Caught in an eons-old fight between two alien races, who can Captain Proton trust? No one -- not even his sidekick, ace reporter Buster Kincaid. Can Captain Proton save the Galaxy from the forces of evil and save Constance Goodheart from the Giant Demon Squid of Greyhawk II? Extra! Dr. Chaotica plots the Death of the Patrol, Constance Goodheart must find Captain Proton before she shrinks to a size too small to be seen, and Buster Kincaid faces the Swamp of Doom!
Category: Fiction

Two Graves

Author : Douglas Preston
ISBN : 9781455510535
Genre : Fiction
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After his wife, Helen, is brazenly abducted before his eyes, Special Agent Pendergast furiously pursues the kidnappers, chasing them across the country and into Mexico. But then, things go terribly, tragically wrong; the kidnappers escape; and a shattered Pendergast retreats to his New York apartment and shuts out the world. But when a string of bizarre murders erupts across several Manhattan hotels-perpetrated by a boy who seems to have an almost psychic ability to elude capture-NYPD Lieutenant D'Agosta asks his friend Pendergast for help. Reluctant at first, Pendergast soon discovers that the killings are a message from his wife's kidnappers. But why a message? And what does it mean? When the kidnappers strike again at those closest to Pendergast, the FBI agent, filled anew with vengeful fury, sets out to track down and destroy those responsible. His journey takes him deep into the trackless forests of South America, where he ultimately finds himself face to face with an old evil that-rather than having been eradicated-is stirring anew... and with potentially world-altering consequences. Confucius once said: "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves." Pendergast is about to learn the hard way just how true those words still ring.
Category: Fiction

Hamburger Hill

Author : Samuel Zaffiri
ISBN : 9780307529770
Genre : History
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The battle for Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937), was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War. On May 10, 1969, Army, Marine Corps, and ARVN forces kicked off Operation Apache Snow. It was finally time to clean out the notorious A Shau Valley. The next day, elements of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles, made initial contact with NVA forces on the lower reaches of Hill 937. The ten days of combat that followed became the human meat grinder known around the world as Hamburger Hill. The firestorm of controversy that sprang up around this incredibly bloody battle has long overshadowed the facts of the battle itself and the campaign of which it was a part. Now, in author Zaffiri’s masterful account of the battle, the full story, from the high command down to the individual Screaming Eagle on the mountain, is revealed. Praise for Hamburger Hill “[Samuel Zaffiri] skillfully blends his narrative with anecdotal material. It is the many chilling, sometimes poignant, vignettes that make the addition of this volume to any soldier’s bookshelf a must.”—Military Review “Vietnam combat veteran Samuel Zaffiri . . . presents the action and decision making at Ap Bia in remarkably forceful detail.”—Vietnam Magazine “Probably no other Vietnam battle better illustrates . . . Sherman’s dictum that war is hell. Mr. Zaffiri focuses on the incredible horror and hardship faced by the soldier on the ground. . . . [His] narrative is viscerally graphic. . . . Zaffiri’s realistic and authoritative account deserves to be read. By dramatically describing the assault on Hamburger Hill, the author has raised anew controversial questions about the Vietnam War that will be debated for a long time to come.”—Army Magazine
Category: History

45 Caliber Deathtrap

Author : Peter Brandvold
ISBN : 1101206373
Genre : Fiction
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In this .45-Caliber western, Cuno Massey won't turn his back on his friend—even in death... Life’s been pretty good for Cuno Massey since he went into the freight business with Wade Scanlon. Good, that is, until Scanlon stops in at a saloon and gets shot dead by a band of outlaws. When Massey comes upon his friend in a pine box with his freight wagon plundered and burned, he has one goal: to find the killers. Led by the notorious bank robber Clayton Cannady, the outlaws have raised hell across the countryside, leaving a trail of dead bodies in their wake. Now, allied with a bartender and a Chinese man whose daughter was kidnapped by Cannady’s gang, Massey won’t rest until his friend’s death has been avenged and the outlaws have paid for their sins in blood…
Category: Fiction

Five Day Fast

Author : Keith Gray
ISBN : 9781477143766
Genre : Fiction
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Sid, a businessman, husband and father of two, through a series of unexpected events fi nds himself stranded temporarily in an inner city. What he experiences that day and several days after opens his mind in a way that changes his life forever..
Category: Fiction

Far Rider

Author : Sam Abshier
ISBN : 9781304404398
Genre : Fiction
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In 1851, Crow Dog and his Comanche tribe take Sara Johns hostage; but after only seven months, they cast Sara and her mysterious doll aside fearing they are Death Spirits. While the Reconstruction Era is passing into history, some speak of Sara as Confederate campfire trash, still others tell of her sheer elegance, her abilities as a deadly gunfighter, or her perceptive business instincts. In 1876, after spending twenty-five years alone, Sara falls in love with Tierel Slaughter, a wealthy and respected Arkansas rancher. However, Tierel Slaughter is an alias for Frank Cobb, a man who believes he has successfully hidden his past from everyone, including Sara Johns. Known by the Comanche as the Far Rider, Sara Johns, Tierel Slaughter, their friends, and their enemies, are all destined to travel Crow Dog's Trail of Life . . . and death, in this story of lies, deception, jealousy, cheating, and murder.
Category: Fiction

Macaque Attack

Author : Gareth L. Powell
ISBN : 9781849978811
Genre : Fiction
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INFINITE MONKEYS He’s saved the world twice. Now the dangerous but charismatic Ack-Ack Macaque finds himself leading a dimension-hopping band of angry monkeys, facing an invading horde of implacable killer androids, and confronting the one challenge for which he was never prepared: impending fatherhood! Meanwhile, former journalist Victoria Valois finds herself facing old enemies as she fights to save the electronic ghost of her dead husband, and Merovech, King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain and France, receives a troubling message from the dead sands of Mars...
Category: Fiction

The Rescue

Author : Mr. Lenny
ISBN : 9781462890101
Genre : Fiction
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During a private meeting in an undisclosed location somewhere in the Middle East the United States President Wilkins is engaged with leaders from Libya, Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. They are there to discuss the release of American hostages one of them being billionaire Peter Greens 18 year old daughter Megan along with several of her friends decided to take their senior trip to the middle east against her fathers permission. The other reason the President is there is to discuss the unrest in the region, After the meeting and on the way back to the airfi eld to catch his fl ight, the Presidents convoy is attacked and after a fi erce gun battle with his secret service guards, armed bandits he is captured and taken Hostage by an unknown group. The President is suppose to be at Camp David on vacation with his family for a week, the word of his capture gets back to Washington quickly and the mad scramble for his rescue is on. They decide not to use the military this needs to be done quickly and quietly. After much debate with Vice President Hale they decide to use a group called The Guardians this group has taken care of many situations for them in South America, Africa and Cuba just to name a few. This is one mission that they will wish they never taken; against over whelming odds they have to battle their way out to save the President, Megan Green and her friends and themselves.
Category: Fiction