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|Author||: Kristen Ashley|
|Editor||: Rock Chick LLC|
Through good times, bad times and times of war, Cole “Rush” Allen grew up in the Chaos Motorcycle Club. Along this journey, he watched his father, Tack, and his MC brothers fight, sweat, bleed and die to steer the Club to legitimacy. And they’ve got one more battle on their hands. A battle they have to win. But when Rush meets the woman who put herself right in the thick of it, he knows he has to stop at nothing to get her out. Rebel Stapleton has lost someone she loves to murder and she’s the kind of woman who’s going to do something about it. She puts her career on the line, and her life, to bring the man who did it to justice. That is, she does this until Rush Allen intervenes. Chaos is at war and they’re about to face the ultimate showdown. They’ll have to negotiate skeletons from the past, enemies becoming allies, and loved ones in the line of fire on their ride to be… Free.
|Author||: Tom Dreesen,Darren Grubb,Johnny Russo|
|Editor||: Post Hill Press|
A behind-the-scenes look into the life and groundbreaking entertainment career of Tom Dreesen. “Excellent material, superb delivery, impeccable timing…[he] is the quintessential comedian.”—Larry Wilde, author of The Great Comedians From shining shoes in dark saloons on the south side of Chicago to traveling the country as the opening act for Frank Sinatra, this is the story of Tom Dreesen’s unlikely journey to a fifty-plus year career as a pioneer of stand-up comedy and a legend of the entertainment industry.
|Author||: Shoshana Johnson|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
SHOSHANA HOLDS NOTHING BACK in this harrowing account of an ordinary woman caught in extraordinary circumstances. She reveals decisions made by chain of command that may have led to her twenty-two-day imprisonment, describes the pain of post-traumatic stress disorder, and shares the surprising story of how a specialist in a maintenance company ended up on the front lines of war. Told with exceptional bravery and candor, I’m Still Standing is at once a provocative look at the politics of war and the unforgettable story of a single mom and soldier who became an American hero. In March 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom made world headlines when a U. S. army convoy was attacked en route to Baghdad. Shoshana Johnson became the first black female prisoner of war in United States history.
|Author||: Governor Larry Hogan,Ellis Henican|
|Editor||: BenBella Books|
Still Standing reveals how an unlikely governor is sparking a whole new kind of politics—and introduces the exciting possibilities that lie ahead. As the rookie Republican governor of deep-blue Maryland, Larry Hogan had already beaten some daunting odds. A common-sense businessman with a down-to-earth style, he had won a long-shot election the Washington Post called "a stunning upset." He'd worked with cops and neighborhood leaders to quell Baltimore's worst rioting in 47 years. He'd stared down entrenched political bosses to save his state from fiscal catastrophe, winning praise from Democrats, Republicans and independents. But none of that prepared him for the life-threatening challenge he would have to face next: a highly aggressive form of late-stage cancer. Could America's most popular governor beat the odds again? The people of Maryland, with their "Hogan Strong" wristbands, were certainly pulling for him, sending him back to the governor's office in a landslide. As Governor Hogan began his second term cancer-free, his next challenge went far beyond Maryland: bringing our divided country together for a better future. And in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic changed that future forever, Hogan was once again called to rely upon his bold, open-minded approach to problem-solving to lead and serve in a time of unprecedented turmoil. In his own words and unique, plain-spoken style, Larry Hogan tells the feel-good story of a fresh American leader being touted as the "anti-Trump Republican." A lifelong uniter at a time of sharp divisions. A politician with practical solutions that take the best from all sides. An open-hearted man who has learned important lessons from his own struggles in life. As we face a future full of questions, Hogan offers some surprising answers. Still Standing is a timely reminder that perseverance in the face of unexpected obstacles is at the heart of the American spirit.
|Author||: Lorna Spencer|
Lorne Gregory was on top of the world the day she married Jamie Jones. But within weeks of their marriage, it became painfully obvious that something was wrong. Believing deeply in her vow to love and support him for better or worse, Lorne pulls out all the stops as she attempts to save her marriage. When she discovers the true extent of Jamie’s double life, Lorne must make a choice: herself or a man who doesn’t deserve her. With God’s help, Lorne finds the courage and strength to persevere. Despite the heartbreak, disappointment, brokenness, and betrayal, she navigates her way to joy and peace. As she searches for hope and redemption, Lorne learns the true power of prayer ... and of God’s saving grace. I’m Still Standing is an intimate journey through Lorne Gregory’s life, a poignant story of how God guides her from a place of brokenness to one of restoration.
|Author||: Carrie Prejean|
|Editor||: Regnery Publishing|
The deposed Miss California sets the record straight, explaining her views on a host of topics, including events during and since her controversial comments that earned her both supporters and harsh critics.
|Author||: Natalie Queiroz|
|Editor||: Kings Road Publishing|
Natalie Queiroz was eight months pregnant when she was stabbed by her partner in the most vicious attack imaginable.In the space of nine minutes, and in broad daylight, Natalie was stabbed twenty-four times with a carving knife. She suffered horrific wounds to her lungs, liver, stomach and uterus, whilst the knife missed her baby by a margin of two millimeters, before the arteries in her wrists were methodically severed by the hooded attacker she finally realised was her partner and the father of her unborn child. After heroic intervention by passers-by and police, the attack was brought to an end, but her ordeal was not over. An air ambulance rescue was launched, and against all medical odds, Natalie and her baby survived - but not without life-changing physical and emotional damage.Still Standing is the story of one life-shattering event - what came before that fateful day, what happened on it, and how one woman and her baby survived to rebuild and heal together after it. At once a shocking story of evil, manipulation and violence, and a truly moving reminder that a life can be pieced back together, no matter how bad the damage, this book will empower and inspire anyone who has ever faced true adversity to rise up and stand tall.
|Author||: Jim Kosmo|
|Editor||: Beaver's Pond Press|
When SSG John Kriesel lost his legs and two buddies in a roadside bomb explosion, no one expected him to survive. He died three times on the operating table. Miracles, a lot of miracles, starting with a few grunts who refused to let him die in Iraq, ripped the young warrior from the grip of death and sent him on to four hospitals, thirty-five surgeries, and months of recovery and rehabilitation. Medical miracles put his body back together, but it was an incredible confluence of angels at every step along the way that breathed life into his shattered body. This is not just another war story. This is the story of an ordinary young man who overcame extraordinary challenges with a lot of help from others, including many strangers and he emerged stronger and more in love with his country, and ultimately, his own life. For more information, please visit stillstandingstory.com
|Author||: April Jones Prince|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Upon completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, P.T. Barnum and his twenty-one elephants parade across to prove to everyone that the bridge is safe.
|Author||: Raphael Grant|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Still Standing is a book of joy, excitement and hope for the hopeless. It reflects on the past, examine the present and speculate on the future. Still Standing will teach you how to stand in spite of the storm, how to still stand in spite of the adversities. Raphael Grant will make you understand that anybody destined by God for greatness will go through trials, affl ictions, pain, and struggles, because it is a necessity for where God is taking them. The changes and challenges that lies ahead are God-given possibilities for people to live their lives in conformity of his will and purpose.
|Author||: Kristen Ashley|
|Editor||: Rock Chick LLC|
When Clara Delany walks into the Aces High Motorcycle Club’s hangout, she’s hit rock bottom. She’s hiding her car from the repo man, she has less than two dollars in her bank account and the only employment she can get is delivering messages for a criminal. All because of a man. Therefore, she’s sworn off them. And then she meets West “Buck” Hardy, president of the Aces High MC. Buck also meets her, and the minute he does, he makes it clear (to everyone but Clara) that they’re starting something. Since Clara doesn’t get that message, she decides to leave Buck and sort out her life in order to come back to him clean. She’s not gone but hours before life hits Clara with another blow. Which means Buck and his boys have to ride in and save the day. After that, Buck makes no bones about where they stand. But does he?
|Author||: Paul Vollmin|
Growing up in a prairie farm family, with a very close-knit church community, Paul Vollmin is raised to believe that a Christian should be different. But somehow, even though the Bible tells him that he has changed when he’s accepted Jesus as his savior, he doesn’t feel changed. And as Paul enters a rebellious stage, he starts to indulge his own personal failures, losing touch with his faith and living lie after lie. One day, as a young husband and father, he just can’t sustain it any longer and finds himself hospitalized for severe depression and considering suicide as a viable way out. Still Standing is Paul’s personal story of coming to terms with the past and present in light of a faith in Jesus Christ. Be forewarned, his journey is no idealized picture of what a Christian should look like, but a discovery of how a real life, warts and all, can be transformed by a real God. In frank and frequently very funny fashion, Still Standing provides full disclosure in its chronicle of God reaching into the darkest corners of a man’s being, to bring light and healing to a life of faith gone wrong.
|Author||: Bucky Sinister|
|Editor||: Mango Media Inc.|
Stories That Heal You and the Hard Times That Don't Kill You Bucky Sinister a recovered alcoholic and veteran of the punk rock and spoken word scene, brings the stories from the trenches about how to get sober, stay sober, and live sober. Beyond the 12-step guide. Still Standing brings you the stories from the misfits, freaks, and weirdos that have come to recovery from a variety of backgrounds including tattoo artists, bartenders, musicians, and flight attendants to help answer the What Now? Question of living sober. Using a mixture of poetic reflection, autobiography and philosophy, Bucky Sinister turns this beyond the 12-step guide into a manual that helps unpack the mind when it’s overly packed. Stories heal. Bucky Sinister knows all too well the power that words contain. Sober since February 19th, 2002, he’s traveled near and far to bring tales from the trenches about the ups and downs to truly living sober. If you enjoyed books like Codependent No More, Drop the Rock, or High Achiever, you’ll love Still Standing.
|Author||: TOLA FISHER|
What do you do when life hasn’t turned out the way you expected? When it feels like everyone else has it together but you’re still figuring it out? And if God is meant to be your guide, why do you feel so lost? Tola Doll Fisher has asked these questions countless times and still doesn’t have the answers. But as she explains in this series of 100 ‘life lessons’ maybe that’s okay... Refreshingly relatable and heartbreakingly honest, this is a book about discovering joy in the journey of a messy, work-in-progress walk of (sometimes failing, but still standing) faith.
|Author||: Lynette Edwards|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
No one knows what tomorrow will bring. All we know is that quitting is not an option! It does not matter where you started from in life, whether through rough beginnings or maybe you have consciously taken an unforgettable path in life. All that matters today is that you continue to stand tall. Stand through the pain. Stand through the hurt. Stand through the discomfort. Stand through the trials and tribulations. Stand through defeat. Stand through the heartache. Stand through the betrayal. Stand through the brokenness. Stand through the confusion. And after you have done all you can, continue to stand because the best is yet to come!
|Author||: Isekhua Evborokhai|
|Editor||: LacePoint Publishing|
Still Standing gives direction to anyone facing challenges or difficult situations in life. It draws wisdom and direction from my personal experiences, the experiences of others, compilations of short stories, lyrics of songs by popular song writers and artistes, poems, quotes, movies and ultimately the infallible Word of God (the Holy Bible), with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Oozing with positivity, this is the kind of book that one should have within easy reach. It reads like a trusted guide to the journey of life; a sort of 'chicken soup' remedy for life's trials and struggles. Its inspirational anecdotes are certainly good for the body and good for the soul. At the heart of its success is its practical simplicity and common-sense approach; it is a quick read and very memorable. Long after you put the book down the words still resonate and the section titles read as bite-size daily inspirations. Bible quotations have been drawn from various translations for clarity and simplicity. The language style is informal; making it extremely easy to read (you most likely will not need to pull out a dictionary!). It is broadly divided into two parts: Part 1 "Need to Know" and Part 2 "Need to Do" and made up of thirteen chapters; each chapter is a "flipped light switch" that floods our lives with warmth and brightness of the truth from God's Words unveiling to the reader, nuggets vital to living victoriously through life's challenges. It answers the "what?", "why?" and most importantly, the "how?" question
|Author||: Crosby Allison|
As a world is choked by corporations' pollution and unfettered degradation, a widower and his son struggle to find solace in that time so loved by many; Christmas. In a tale of recycling, magic, and nostalgia, Raffian and Snail adventure in an unlikely world. When all is said and done, will they have fallen as so many others have, or will they be still standing?
|Author||: Sheila P. Watkins|
We often hear how our adult lives are influenced by what happens in our childhood. Does this mean someone who experiences tragedy early is doomed to a less than successful life? If so, is there any way to change one’s perceived destiny? Sheila P. Watkins’s novel, Still Standing: On the Word of God, is the story of Sharde, who began her young life with the death of her mother at her father’s hand. She was placed in her grandparents’ hands and taken away from the home she and her brother knew. As a result she experienced abandonment issues and sought to make her life one of purpose. Even when her dad got out of prison, Sharde still had the same issues, plus having to become a second mom to her eight brothers and sisters. Sharde knew the challenge before her and was determined not to live a life of poverty. She wanted to become a teacher and make her life one of purpose, with the ability to help others as her teachers had done for her. Still Standing: On the Word of God shows one can live a worthwhile life after a tragic beginning. But it isn’t always easy. One needs people who believe in him and her. And as Sharde discovers, it requires belief and faith in God and his Word. With him, all things are possible. No matter what your beginnings.
|Author||: Renonda Jones|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Cashmier Bradly was an only child, raised by an single mother. Her mother kept her involved in beauty pageants all across the city of Las Vegas. With her drug addicted father dropping in & out of her life, things were about to change once her mother, Janette met her new boyfriend Ice. Ice's hustle & street life became a stressful burden on Janette causing her to take her anger & furstration out on the only person she loved the most, her own daughter. As cashmier grew older, her abusive relationship with her mother caused the teen to become rebellious, looking for love in all the wrong places. By the age of 14 she was pregnant, & beaten badly by her own mother, then forced to abort her unborn child. By the time she graduated high school, she had been keeping a secret from her mother that would cause an re-occurring abusive event. She was pregnant again, only this time she would flee the city of Las Vegas & attend college in the state of AZ, keeping her now 8yr old son Jemar Demone Matthews Jr.
|Author||: Tom Dreesen,Darren Grubb,Johnny Russo|
|Editor||: Post Hill Press|
From shining shoes in dark saloons on the south side of Chicago to traveling the country as the opening act for Frank Sinatra, this is the story of Tom Dreesen’s unlikely journey to a fifty-plus year career as a pioneer of stand-up comedy and a legend of the entertainment industry.