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Red Sky In Mourning

Author : Tami Oldham Ashcraft
ISBN : 0965583775
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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True, harrowing story of survival at sea when the author, then 23, was left alone aboard a 44ft. yawl when her partner was swept overboard and lost during a hurricane. One of the great stories of sea literature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Red Sky In Mourning

Author : Patricia H. Rushford
ISBN : 078621693X
Genre : Fiction
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A large print mystery.
Category: Fiction

Adrift A True Story Of Love Loss And Survival At Sea

Author : Tami Oldham Ashcraft
ISBN : 9780008299569
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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THE HEART-STOPPING MEMOIR, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING SHAILENE WOODLEY AND SAM CLAFLIN, AND DIRECTED BY BALTASAR KORMAKUR (EVEREST) A compelling, at times devastating, ultimately inspiring account of how much can go wrong on the ocean and how, miraculously, one woman conquered her own fears.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Red Sky

Author : Marwan H. Dajani
ISBN : 9781465314468
Genre : Poetry
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Arabs believe that their ancestors composed poetry before they learned reading and writing. The poetic wealth that the elders have left us surpasses, in its richness, meanings and fertility, all what has been written afterwards. For in poetry, the Arabs boasted their achievements, victories, courage and works. They also satirized their enemies, mocked their rivals and faced their opponents. In poetry they also rhapsodized their loved ones, woman she was, or tribe, or country or belief. Poetry for the Arab was the spoken language, the language to express the sincere, honest and spontaneous thoughts, as well as inner most feelings and moods. Poetry was the daily bread for the spirit and relationships and a record for daily encounters and history. It is not strange that Palestine, in its land, its people, its disaster and tragedy becomes a rich material in our modern days for poets. Nor it is strange that Palestinian prose, and particularly Palestinian information prose, is reflected in a mature, integral and refine poetic ventures. With little elaboration and simplification the Poetic "weapon" in our struggle against the aggressors in Palestine and those who displaced its people, or poetic moans and cries of poets, substitute some demands for different forms of struggle that other nations use against their enemies or to attract friends. Beyond cynicism, we confess that poetry has at times nearly moved from the position of supporter and backer of revitalization the people and their uprising against the unjust to the front bunkers in the struggle of the Palestinian / Arab and Israeli/ Zionist arena. Marwan Dajani is one of the tens of the contemporary Palestinians who have chosen the poetry venue to express their innocent, true and spontaneous nationalistic and humane feelings. But he is one of the very few who took the challenge in a different language than his mother tongue, namely the English Language. In doing so he is trying to send his message, worries, wishes and expectations to the outside world. Maybe Marwan wants to record the incidents and facts that he and the Palestinian people have passed, and are still passing through. He records what these incidents involved of cruelty, injustice, assaults on laws, regulations and human rights; and expresses the hope of every Palestinian to regain their stolen land and the construction of a just society in their beloved Palestine. Marwan records all this in an artistic and committed style that steers away (but does not contradict) the true historical facts, scientist search, and information diffusion. Marwans poetry is a key that we hope the foreign reader can use to open the records of the Palestinian tragedy to know the truth that has evaded them for a long time. He is inviting the world to see facts as they really are and not as Zionist propaganda has faked and mutilated for over a century. Marwan also seizes the opportunity to expose his feelings and expectations in non-political matters that relate to family, religion, and reform matters. A man with a message, Marwan relates the truth without trying to use diplomatic sanctions and reservations which always strangle the truth and leaves the door for false accusations. The strength of his message lies in its truth, spontaneity and innocence; not in its rhyme, bright images, or sweet progressing. Marwan is not a professional poet, he is a natural poet, and here lies the richness of his poetry.
Category: Poetry

Treacherous Waters

Author : Tom Lochhaas
ISBN : UOM:39015056901096
Genre : Science
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Stories of Sailors in the Clutch of the SeaEdited by Tom Lochhaas Treacherous Waters is a collection of riveting, real life stories of adventure, loss, and survival at sea. Garnered from among the best writing about sailing and the sea from the past 40 years, it transports readers to remote polar waters, lee shores, forbidding capes, and into the hearts of tempests. Here is triumph, disaster, love, courage, guilt, rescue, and death as captured by Webb Chiles (The Open Boat), Rob Mundle (Fatal Storm), Jim Carrier (The Ship and the Storm), Gordon Chaplin (Dark Wind), Tami Oldham Ashcroft (Red Sky in Mourning), and 15 others.
Category: Science

Red Sky At Morning

Author : Paul Garrison
ISBN : 9781940483153
Genre : Fiction
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It's fleet week in New York City—but there are hungry sharks swimming among the welcomed guests... As thousands of foreign ships clog the great city's harbor, beneath the surface of the Hudson River a rogue armada of Chinese attack submarines is taking up position, ready to launch a blitzkrieg attack on the unprepared and unsuspecting populace. Tugboat captain Ken Hughes knows New York harbor as few other navigators do. Now, in the midst of chaos and terror-on a familiar waterway that has suddenly turned hostile and deadly he finds himself on the front lines of the baffle to free a hostage Manhattan. Time is running out for a city under siege as Hughes, sailing enthusiast Kate Ross, and a courageous handful of desperate citizens race to prevent an explosive destiny that could paralyze a nation and reduce an island metropolis to rubble.
Category: Fiction

Red Sky In Morning

Author : Paul Lynch
ISBN : 9781780879185
Genre : Fiction
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Spring 1832: Donegal, north west Ireland. Coll Coyle wakes to a blood dawn and a day he does not want to face. The young father stands to lose everything on account of the cruel intentions of his landowner's heedless son. Although reluctant, Coll sets out to confront his trouble. And so begins his fall from the rain-soaked, cloud-swirling Eden, and a pursuit across the wild bog lands of Donegal. Behind him is John Faller - a man who has vowed to hunt Coll to the ends of the earth - in a pursuit that will stretch to an epic voyage across the Atlantic, and to greater tragedy in the new American frontier. Red Sky in Morning is a dark tale of oppression bathed in sparkling, unconstrained imagery. A compassionate and sensitive exploration of the merciless side of man and the indifference of nature, it is both a mesmerizing feat of imagination and a landmark piece of fiction.
Category: Fiction

Red Sky In The Morning

Author : Elizabeth Laird
ISBN : 9781608461592
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“Quite simply, a wonderfully moving story about the power of love." —Times Educational Supplement “A wry first-person narrative. . . . Discussion of handicaps, death and bereavement, and religious belief are carefully integrated into the story.”—School Library Journal Twelve-year-old Anna is looking forward to the birth of her baby brother. Ben arrives, but is disabled. Anna loves him immensely but she finds herself unable to admit the truth about Ben to her friends. Eventually the truth gets out and leads not to the ridicule Anna expected, but sympathy and understanding. Elizabeth Laird’s award-winning young adult novels include A Little Piece of Ground and Crusade.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Neil Armstrong In North Somerset

Author : Jack Lethbridge
ISBN : 9781788033794
Genre : Fiction
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The visit of an astronaut to a Somerset pub, an Indian waiter struggling to live up to his review, a boy who is born without a heart, a man who waits for a taxi he knows will never come. These are just some of the eccentric and poignant characters who inhabit these short, often very short, stories.
Category: Fiction

Postcards From Baghdad

Author : Robert B. Moreland
ISBN : 9781436367967
Genre : Poetry
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Postcards from Baghdad is a riveting journey through the harsh realities of war, military honor, and bravery. It explores the impact each man?s and woman?s service and sacrifice has had on them, their loved ones left behind, and each of us. A tribute to all who have ever defended our freedom, this is a poetic offering for every American who lives, as we all must, with a new perspective in a post-9/11 world. From the front lines to the home front, fear to courage, triumphant return to flag-draped coffins, poets Robert B. Moreland and Karen M. Miner have collaborated to honor the patriots of all who have taken up the call to ?protect and defend.? Prepare to be moved. You will not complete this book unaffected. There will be moments of pride, tears for the lost and maimed, and compassion for the reality so many families struggle to come to terms with the loss of their loved one. Ultimately, Postcards from Baghdad is a call to action?a reminder to each of us to exercise our rights and responsibilities as citizens of this great nation.
Category: Poetry