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Running With Fire

Author : Mark Ryan
ISBN : 1849542899
Genre : Athletics
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This is a timely look at the man who popularised athletics. An outsider at the 1924 Olympics, Harold Abrahams sacrificed everything to win Gold for the UK. 'Running with Fire' is an insight into the struggles and successes of one athlete with the odds stacked against him.
Category: Athletics

The Olympic Games Meeting New Global Challenges

Author : David Hassan
ISBN : 9781317618645
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As the World’s greatest sporting event, the Olympic Games has always commanded intrigue, analysis and comment in equal measure. This book looks to celebrate the significance of the Olympics, their historical impact, controversies that presently surround them and their possible future direction. It begins with a detailed, if controversial, analysis of the scale of the modern Summer Olympics and considers whether in fact the Games have simply become too big? Thereafter considerable coverage is afforded the often contentious bidding process, required of successful host cities wishing to attract the Games, and asks why some cities are successful and others are not. This book also reflects on the growing security measures that surround the Olympics and considers their full impact on the civil liberties of those impacted by them. For scholars of the Olympic movement this book represents essential reading to understand further the Olympic Games, their significance and effect, as the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro draw ever closer. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Confessions Of A Lyric Poet

Author : James J. Aldridge
ISBN : 9781465325587
Genre : Poetry
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In this lyric poet book may be of your dreams that you feel about life as we see it.
Category: Poetry

Flirting With Fire

Author : Kate Meader
ISBN : 9781476785943
Genre : Fiction
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The first installment in Hot in Chicago, a brand-new, sizzling series from Kate Meader that follows a group of firefighting foster siblings and their blazing hot love interests! Savvy PR guru Kinsey Taylor has always defined herself by her career, not her gender. That is, until she moved from San Francisco to Chicago to be with her fiancé who thought she wasn’t taking her “job” of supporting him in his high-powered career seriously enough—and promptly dumped her for a more supportive and “feminine” nurse. Now, as the new assistant press secretary to Chicago’s dynamic mayor, she’s determined to keep her eye on the prize: no time to feel inferior because she’s a strong, kick-ass woman, and certainly no time for men. But that all changes when she meets Luke Almeida, a firefighter as searingly sexy as he is quick-tempered. He’s also the second oldest of the Firefightin’ Dempseys, a family of foster siblings who have committed their lives to the service—if Luke’s antics don’t get him fired first. When Luke goes one step too far and gets into a bar brawl with the Chicago Police Department, Kinsey marches into Luke’s firehouse and lays down the law on orders from the mayor. But at Engine Co. 6, Luke Almeida is the law. And he’s not about to let Kinsey make the rules.
Category: Fiction

Running With The Dogs

Author : Frederick P. Frankville
ISBN : 9781475974744
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The US Marines fighting in Korea between 1950 and 1953 were often outflanked and almost always outnumbered-but they were never outwitted. The marines of Dog Company, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment (D-2-7) and their comrades learned quickly how to fight the erratic enemy's unfamiliar tactics and strategies and the harsh weather conditions in which they operated. Author Frederick P. Frankville, who fought up and down Korea with D-2-7 for nine months in 1950 and 1951, narrates in detail how the regiment succeeded in its mission and helped create a free South Korea. As he demonstrates, the "Dogs" adopted new tactics as they fought to accomplish what marines in every war are trained to do: inflict more pain and suffering on the enemy than they receive in return. In this gripping, graphic, heartbreaking, and sometimes humorous memoir, Frankville shares his experiences and those of his fellow marines in wartime conditions and, more importantly, explores the true meaning of the Marine Corps' motto, Semper Fi-always faithful.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Play With Fire

Author : Dana Stabenow
ISBN : 9781936666096
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Running With Walker

Author : Robert Hughes
ISBN : 1846424062
Genre : Psychology
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By the time he was three, Walker's parents were concerned enough about his delayed development to consult a paediatric neurologist. Doctors diagnosed autism and issued a grim prognosis: 'I hold out no hope for this child'. But they hadn't accounted for Walker's intelligence, affection, and sense of humour - or for the remarkable bonds that grew within his family. Walker's father, Robert Hughes, tells a touching and inspiring story of discovering that their 'perfect little boy had a problem'. With disarming honesty and humour, the book tells how a family copes and keeps hope alive despite the staggering difficulties autism presents.
Category: Psychology

Run Through It

Author : George B. Prude
ISBN : 1449085253
Genre : Religion
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Run Through It! is a Christian approach to life's roadblocks and obstacles using a physical analysis. We all may not be runners in the physcial realm but we all are runners in the race of life. The question is how well will we run the race of life? Run Through It! provides a Christian approach to running life's race and being victorious at the finish. "Do you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it"(1 Corinthians 9:24). Paul has admonished us to run the race of life well. Read Run Through It! and be encouraged to run life well and finish strong as Paul and others who have finished before us. See you at the finish line!
Category: Religion

Moonshine And The Wind Section

Author : Written by Julie Mouzakis
ISBN : 9781481768122
Genre : Poetry
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Understanding who you are is the brightest defense in a world where we must keep our sunshine jackets beaming.
Category: Poetry

Playing With Fire

Author : Peter Robinson
ISBN : 9780330523806
Genre : Fiction
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Playing With Fire is the fourteenth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from The Summer That Never Was. In the early hours of a cold January morning, two narrow boats catch fire on the dead-end stretch of the Eastvale canal. When signs of accelerant are found at the scene, DCI Banks and DI Annie Cabbot are summoned. But by the time they arrive, only the smouldering wreckage is left, and human remains have been found on both boats. The evidence points towards a deliberate attack. But who was the intended victim? Was it Tina, the sixteen-year-old who had been living a drug-fuelled existence with her boyfriend? Or was it Tom, the mysterious, lonely artist? As Banks makes his enquiries, it appears that a number of people are acting suspiciously: the interfering 'lock-keeper', Tina's cold-hearted step-father, the wily local art dealer, even Tina's boyfriend . . . Then the arsonist strikes again, and Banks's powers of investigation are tested to the limit . . .
Category: Fiction

Playing With Fire

Author : Cynthia Eden
ISBN : 9780758284129
Genre : Fiction
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OLD FLAMES NEVER DIE . . . Cassie Armstrong has plenty to atone for. The daughter of the most immoral researcher ever to pick up a scalpel, she’s determined to use her own brilliance in genetics to repair the damage her family has done to the paranormals. Especially Dante, the first of the phoenixes, the one they call the Immortal. He’s been haunting her dreams since she was a little girl, and she’s been trying to ease his pain for almost as long. If only he remembered any of it . . . Dante doesn’t know what Cassie’s story is. He almost doesn’t care. The minute he sees her, all he can think is mine. But there’s more to the pretty little doctor than meets the eye. And Dante isn’t the only one to notice. He can’t trust her, but he can’t stay away—and if he wants to learn her secrets, he’s going to have to fight like hell to keep them both alive . . . Praise for Cynthia Eden’s novels “Readers will be looking forward to more Phoenix Fire books and, of course, hot alpha men.” — “Inspired, masterful.” —RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK! “Alluring.” —Publishers Weekly “Wickedly sexy!” —The Parkersburg News & Sentinel “Vampires and shape-shifters abound . . . Eden takes the book to the next level.” —The Washington Post “Cynthia’s on my must-buy list.” —Angie Fox “A fast-paced, sexy thrill ride you won’t want to miss.” —Christine Feehan
Category: Fiction

Yorktown And Nordheim

Author : Yorktown Historical Society
ISBN : 9781439639931
Genre : Photography
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Founded 7 miles apart in south central Texas, Yorktown and Nordheim were settled by German immigrants. These immigrants found the rolling hills and grassland full of oak trees suitable for settlement, and the rich soil helped to make farming a way of life. Yorktown was settled near the Coleto Creek as a rest stop along the Indianola Trail for teamsters delivering freight to New Braunfels. Nordheim was settled because it was a high point and beacon for settlers, and it continued to grow when the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad was built. As the towns grew, so did the businesses and churches. The settlers shared a love of music, and bands came together to perform at various functions. On Saturdays the farmers, their families, and hired help would come to buy supplies, visit friends, and enjoy a day away from work. Today the spirit of community is still strong, as citizens put together annual celebrations and activities that promote tourism and help to maintain local pride.
Category: Photography

The Derelict

Author : Anthony L. Williams
ISBN : 9780595725403
Genre : Fiction
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The Derelict is a space saga centering on a stellar skirmish and a meeting with an unseen menace known to be heading for the Milky Way Galaxy. United States Naval Battle Group One intercepts this strange contact miles beyond the galaxy and finds an immense, creeping derelict spaceship billions of years old. It is not until they board this dangerous, burned-out hulk that they discover they are trapped there by murderous diabolical forces.
Category: Fiction

Fight Fire With Fire

Author : Dean Hawkins
ISBN : 0994468997
Genre : Conduct of life
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Are you achieving what you set out to?Do you have a good reason to get out of bed every day?Are you meeting your own expectations?Fight Fire with Fire is for those who want to make real changes in their life, not just talk about it. It's for those with self-doubt, who are scared to put themselves out there. This book provides the spark and the mechanisms to help you go from self-doubt to self-confidence, from procrastination to action, using the tried-and-proven planning and systems that make our Fire Departments so successful at what they do. After all - they can't take a day off, ever.You can use these strategies to help you:lose weightgain self-confidencefind a new job or get better at your current jobstart or complete studybeat an addictionbecome a fitter and healthier youovercome any behaviours or obstacles that are stopping you from reaching your goals.We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity. If you have a plan, ambition and commitment you can achieve great things, regardless of where you started out. It's up to you to carve out your place, to know when to change course, and to know how to stay productive and committed. To do those things well you need to cultivate a deep understanding of yourself and set a game plan in place - not only for what your strengths and weaknesses are but also how to operate day to day, how you prepare, what your values are, and where you can make the ultimate changes.If not now, when? If not you, who?About Dean HawkinsRaised in difficult circumstances, Dean Hawkins was a single-minded kid who learnt how to survive in a tough environment and how to be resilient. He became a decorated Fire Officer with over 30 years in emergency response and management, from the Fire Department to running a successful risk and emergency advisory and training business. Dean is now a prominent author and entertaining keynote speaker, who finds humour in most situations, and remains always grounded. He is insanely curious by nature and enjoys doing new things and the challenge of the journey.
Category: Conduct of life

Playing With Fire For Nora Roberts Nalini Singh Fans

Author : Devika Fernando
ISBN : 9781310068065
Genre : Fiction
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WHAT READERS SAY 5 stars – “Very well written with characters readers will love. A fantasy adventure on elemental powers, with plenty of romance along the way. I highly recommend this book.” (LadyDestinyRose, Book Blogger) 5 stars – “Super-hot mix of Fire & Ice. This is Paranormal Romance at its best! This book has everything you can want and more.” (Azia, Reader) 5 stars – “The true power of this book is the emotional depth of each character, the interactions and especially the dialogue. I can't wait for the next one!” (Booklover Reviews) 5 stars – “One of those books you just can't put down; the author has a way with words that draws you into the main character's world and holds you till the very end!” (Paula, Reader) 5 stars – “It was like a raging inferno of a roller coaster. As I read through the book I kept guessing.” (Jason T., Author) BOOK DESCRIPTION If you’re playing with fire, prepare to get burned – or to fall in love. Sparks fly when Felicia and Joshua meet. Discovering her inner fire and unleashing unimaginable powers makes her realize that all her life, she has been hiding her true self. When buildings burn and people are in danger, the tempting game of playing with fire becomes serious. Will their love and desperate struggle for control save her life, or will the fire magic turn itself against its mistress?
Category: Fiction

Dress Whites Gold Wings

Author : Daniell M. Brown
ISBN : 141220643X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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True experiences of a Georgia country boy who grew up to fly in Vietnam's non-war. Stories to make you not only smile and laugh, but ponder life's mysteries and blessings. Stories the author believes could be told and re-told to generations. Auto-biographical in the sense that the author lived and loved in the times and events chronicled. Written just as a storyteller might weave tales of adventure, love, heroism, family, friends, and deaths of comrades. The little stories that make life real. Read along as the author grasps the finality of death as a first grader, then at 16-years, stares into the barrel of a .38 revolver. Visit the back roads of Cuba during Castro's revolution, meet Miss America, hear about Connie Francis, and talk with Tennessee Williams. Then orbit overhead while John Glenn launches into history. Climb in the cockpit as co-pilot for gripping flight experiences during 3 tours to war-torn Vietnam. Enjoy unusual personal and flight experiences while in scenic Italy for author's last duty station before military retirement. Then the real change of life: At 41, a beautiful baby girl enters the scene. Add a thief's break-in while on vacation at the beach, two cancer scares, the impulsive yen to write a book, all while trying to decipher the author's version of the meaning of life. Find all the above plus lots of little sidebar stories that make life so real, so interesting, so enjoyable -it's all there in 370 pages of Dress Whites, Gold Wings.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Playing With Fire

Author : Fiona Macbeth
ISBN : 9781849051842
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Rev. ed. of: Playing with fire: creative conflict resolution for young adults / Fiona Macbeth & Nic Fine. 1995.
Category: Family & Relationships

Mountains Touched With Fire

Author : Wiley Sword
ISBN : 9781466806191
Genre : History
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An Award-Winning Historian Dramatically Re-Creates a Turning Point of the Civil War It was one of the most startling events of the civil war, the "hour of destiny" for the Union. Faced with the prospect of catastrophic defeat, the North's greatest generals--Ulysses Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Thomas, and Phil Sheridan--were commanding a battle for the besieged city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Suddenly, as an aghast Grant and Thomas watched, the beleaguered federal troops began a headlong, climactic, seemingly suicidal charge up the face of a six-hundred-foot-high mountain ridge overlooking the city, under ferocious fire from the Confederate infantry that held the ridge. The siege of Chattanooga and its stuffing turnabout form the core of Wiley Sword's lively narrative. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs, maps, and excepts from private journals, and letters enhance this vivid account. Written with novelistic flair and a historian's authority, Mountains Touched with Fire captures every side of this crucial Civil War battle whose aftermath sealed the fate of the South.
Category: History