Surviving the Storms Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion at Sea

Surviving the Storms  Extraordinary Stories of Courage and Compassion at Sea
Author: The RNLI
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780008390136
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Release: 2020-06-11
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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‘There’s water in the engine,’ he said. ‘The engine has stopped.’ This changed everything...

Bloodstained Sea

Bloodstained Sea
Author: Michael G. Walling
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780578012902
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Release: 2009-04-10
Editor: Cutter Publishing
Language: en

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Through eyewitness accounts based on hundreds of interviews with crew members; personal diaries, notes, and letters; and each cutter's logbooks and patrol reports Walling plunges you into the thick of the battle, re-creating some of the most desperate encounters, heroic rescues, and harrowing missions of the Second World War. Told largely in the voices of the men who lived it, this unforgettable tale is peppered with humorous and ironic anecdotes about life aboard ship during wartime. You'll meet the liberty-craving crew members who painted their entire ship in less than an hour; the ship's mascot who became canine-non-grata in Greenland; and the crew whose vessel was mistaken for the German battleship Bismarck and attacked by the Royal Navy. Complete with dramatic photographs of the Coast Guard in action, Bloodstained Sea brings this epic drama to vibrant and pulsing life.

438 Days

438 Days
Author: Jonathan Franklin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781501116315
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Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean. On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific. That night, a violent storm ambushed them as they were fishing eighty miles offshore. As gale force winds and ten-foot waves pummeled their small, open boat from all sides and nearly capsized them, captain Salvador Alvarenga and his crewmate cut away a two-mile-long fishing line and began a desperate dash through crashing waves as they sought the safety of port. Fourteen months later, on January 30, 2014, Alvarenga, now a hairy, wild-bearded and half-mad castaway, washed ashore on a nearly deserted island on the far side of the Pacific. He could barely speak and was unable to walk. He claimed to have drifted from Mexico, a journey of some seven thousand miles. A “gripping saga,” (Daily Mail), 438 Days is the first-ever account of one of the most amazing survival stories in modern times. Based on dozens of hours of exclusive interviews with Alvarenga, his colleagues, search-and-rescue officials, the remote islanders who found him, and the medical team that saved his life, 438 Days is not only “an intense, immensely absorbing read” (Booklist) but an unforgettable study of the resilience, will, ingenuity and determination required for one man to survive more than a year lost and adrift at sea.

Minstrel Weather

Minstrel Weather
Author: Marian Storm
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781465520128
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Release: 1920
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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Deadliest Sea

Deadliest Sea
Author: Kalee Thompson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061991172
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deadliest Sea by Kalee Thompson is the spellbinding true story of the greatest rescue in U.S. Coast Guard history. Recounting the tragic sinking of the fishing trawler, Alaska Ranger, in the Bering Sea and its remarkable aftermath in March 2008, Deadliest Sea is real life action and adventure at its finest. The full story of an amazing rescue—where extraordinary courage, ingenuity, will, and technology combined in one of the most remarkable maritime feats ever recorded—has never been told before now. It’s The Perfect Storm meets Deadliest Catch.

No Better Friend

No Better Friend
Author: Robert Weintraub
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1444796968
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Release: 2016-04-07
Editor: John Murray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An extraordinary tale of the remarkable bond between one man and his dog during the Second World War. The two friends huddled close together, each of them the other's saving grace in a world gone to hell . . . There was nothing terribly unusual about POWs suffering horribly at the hands of their Japanese captors. All across the Pacific theatre, Allied captives were experiencing similar punishment. But there was one thing unusual about this particular duo of prisoners. One of them was a dog. Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon not only for Frank but for all the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Using a wealth of new material including interviews with those who knew Frank and Judy, letters and firsthand accounts, Robert Weintraub expertly weaves a narrative of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances. Judy's devotion to the men she was interned with, including a host of characters from all around the world, from Australia to the UK, was so powerful that reports indicate she might have been the only dog spared in these camps - and their care for her helped keep them alive. At one point, deep in despair and starvation, Frank contemplated killing himself and the dog to prevent either from watching the other die. But both were rescued, and Judy spent the rest of her life with Frank. She became the war's only official canine POW, and after she died at the age of fourteen, Frank couldn't bring himself to ever have another dog. Their story of friendship and survival is one of the great sagas of World War II.

If Only I Could

If Only I Could
Author: Greg M. Sarwa
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780615696133
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Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Ampol Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? And what if the demons of your past disturb the delicate reconciliation you thought you had found? These are the questions facing John Kadel in "If only I could...," a simple story about love. This is not a romance. It is a tale of the true and lasting love each of us dreams about, the undeniable love only some of us find in a lifetime of searching. John Kadel is a stubborn, single old man with a colorful past and questions for which he has no answers. Not long after his doctor hands him a death sentence, John runs into someone from his past.

A Noble Life

A Noble Life
Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
Pages: 302
ISBN: HARVARD:HWIRMR
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Release: 1866
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tiers of Sorrow

Tiers of Sorrow
Author: Sandra Huerta
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0615755933
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Release: 2013-03-29
Editor: Tiers of Sorrow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a true story of the death of a child through homicide. It is about a mother's healing journey and the pivotal decisions she had to make in order to survive her son's death. It is about betrayal, and a shocking verdict but it's also about love, courage, and faith. It is hope for survival and inspiration for revival for those that are suffering a similar loss. "Unforgettable. The layers of grief are too exquisite for words but Sandra finds a way to the depth of her soul and describes the torment with such clarity ... you will not soon forget. Her haunting dreams will stay with you long after you have finished this extraordinary story of love, betrayal, courage, and hope. "Tiers of Sorrow" is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful true stories you will ever read." -Wayne Cooper, Author and Publisher / Levita Media "Sandra is on a mission. After the violent death of her young adult son, she has armed herself with weapons from another world. Sandra has discovered the keys to hope and wellbeing but not until after experiencing utter grief and pain herself. A wounded healer knows how to reach the hurting. She has traveled the journey of deep sorrow and injustice and has come through it with startling understanding and strength. I recommend this book to the professionals who help crime victims and their families but, mostly, this story has the power to minister to anyone who suffers the loss of a loved one from a shooting, stabbing, or violent crime." -Margaret Montreuil, Speaker and Author, God in Sandals, God with Us, His Kingdome Come, and coming soon, Come & See "Deeply moving yet chilling. Tiers of Sorrow compels the reader to set aside petty, insignificant differences with loved ones and cherish every moment as the gift it is. It demonstrates courage in the face of heart wrenching circumstances that inspires hope us all." -M. Ann Bruce, Author, Director, Producer

Choosing to Live

Choosing to Live
Author: Davey Du Plessis
Pages: 268
ISBN: 0620582391
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Release: 2013-11-15
Editor: WWW.Daveyduplessis.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two months into a solo source-to-sea navigation of the Amazon river, adventurer, Davey du Plessis, was ambushed and shot within the isolated jungles of Peru. The adventure turned into an intense moment-to-moment struggle to survive as he made his way, wounded, through the dense jungle, seeking rescue and safety. Choosing To Live is Davey's personal account of his Amazon experience. He retells the remarkable story with an endearing openness, while sharing unique insights into the power of compassion and his ability to maintain motivation in his balance between life and death.

The Lemon Day

The Lemon Day
Author: Emily Rays
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1530318203
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Release: 2016-03-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE LEMON DAY was inspired to me from my three-year-old, Kelly, as to how she pronounced "Lemon-aid" . I made a list of those slightly different ways that she pronounced things and worked a rhyming story around it. Basically, there is a grumpy, not too kind, character who is in a sense a bully. He gets put in his place by the other, kind, characters in the story and has a change of heart. It is a children's story, but I find it to send a positive message to all ages, with the main point being "it's OK to be different, choosing acceptance and above all to always keep the imagination alive!" I dedicated it to my Mother, SuzanneTHE LEMON DAY is a cute, fun and wonderful book.

What the Freak Did I Hit

What the Freak Did I Hit
Author: Tommy Fergerson,Kisi Thompson
Pages: 138
ISBN: 0615719805
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Release: 2012-10-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Tommy Fergerson intertwines the story of his life and what prepared him for the hard decisions that he would face after a tragic skydiving accident. His straightforward attitude and ability to laugh at his own situations brings out his unique humor and internal strength. "What the Freak Did I Hit?" tells of the people and the behind the scenes details that his helmet camera could not capture. Sit back and marvel in the tenacity of his everyday life and the compassion of those that meet him. Tommy's high energy is contagious and refreshing.

Love and Bliss

Love and Bliss
Author: Raven Saint
Pages: 238
ISBN: 1484954734
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Release: 2013-06-09
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

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Roary is everyman's dream with her long, beautiful chestnut hair, bright green eyes, luscious tan skin, and tight, toned body. Roary spent her entire life as an Army brat and after the death of her father she becomes an exotic dancer. Through her many adventures with her friend Shelly she finds herself falling for a Soldier. Between the pain of losing her father, love for dancing, and defying her own rules, Roary finds herself on the adventure of a lifetime.

Leading with Y E S

Leading with Y E S
Author: Maria Van Hekken
Pages: 204
ISBN: 0998713600
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Release: 2017-03-17
Editor: Yes2yes Insights
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Declare Y.E.S. loud and clear to create new possibilities in your life and leadership.

Find Your Authentic Voice

Find Your Authentic Voice
Author: Miranda J. Barrett
Pages: 88
ISBN: 0985078979
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Release: 2014-09-07
Editor: Food of Life
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dedicated to the true essence which resides within us all and the conviction to express this unique sword of truth

Rise Above Now

Rise Above Now
Author: Shawn Johnson
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0692723854
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Release: 2016-03-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Have you ever questioned life and wonder why you? Can you hear yourself saying, "Is there more to life than this?" I can identify this with you. Did you know? Our brain process approximately 70,000 thoughts on an average day. Often many wonder why so many give up and quit in life. In this book I will show you how to rise above mediocrity. No more settling for less than God's best and only fantasizing about your heart desires - Its time you Rise Above, Now.

Oh Charlie

Oh Charlie
Author: Charles E. Coriell
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1467935972
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Release: 2013-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He was famous for telling stories. He could always make the story interesting. He had a way of seeing the best or funniest of every situation. He wrote down over 180 of his best stories in his last few years for all his family and friends. You will laugh, and relate to the stories of childhood, school years, and growing up during the depression. From his northern New Jersey, small town home he shares what it was like growing up in the 20's and 30's. From logging to working with horses, the stories provide a great view of the life style from that time period.

The Man Who Sent the SOS

The Man Who Sent the SOS
Author: Paul Amirault
Pages: 346
ISBN: 0997570407
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Release: 2017-04-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Red Dot Club

The Red Dot Club
Author: Robert Rangel
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0990317382
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Release: 2018-06-30
Editor: Robert Rangel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This read will take you on a real-life journey as peace officers are getting shot and desperately fight for their lives. These are not made up stories, but you will live the events as they actually happened. These stories are told by those officers who were shot, in a millisecond by millisecond, and bullet by bullet sequence. You will experience fear, anger, sadness, and happiness in the triumph of the human spirit, as you go through a profound emotional roller coaster ride that is extremely compelling. If you've ever wondered what it is really like to be in a gunfight, this is a must-read book. Many of these storytellers have received the Medal of Valor from their respective departments for their actions. One storyteller received the Congressional Badge of Bravery, an award that is rarely bestowed. All the locations are listed so the reader can access Internet maps, go to the street view and see the actual places where the shootings occurred. This is a one of kind read that will chill you, make you cry, and at the same time give you a new sense of respect for peace officers because of what they go through and the values they embrace.

Jenny s Upriver Adventure

Jenny s Upriver Adventure
Author: Wendy Lopez
Pages: 38
ISBN: 1537475029
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Release: 2016-08-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jenny wants to go on an adventure. One morning she wakes up to find exciting new fish in her stream. Will Jenny find the courage to leave? Follow Jenny as she learns she can do anything.