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Last River Rat

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Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1938486919
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Kenny Salwey is a modern-day American hermit who has lived most of his life in the Mississippi river bottoms, coming to know the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. Now, Kenny shares his love of, and knowledge about, the mighty river. The Last River Rat is a seasonal look at Kenny's unique life.

River Rats

River Rats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caroline Stevermer
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504074041
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“Calling to mind such widely disparate writers as Mark Twain, Andre Norton and Peter Dickinson, Stevermer paints a realistic ruin of society.” —Publishers Weekly The award-winning author of the Scholarly Magic series delivers the thrilling adventure of a crew of young kids working their way through a post-apocalyptic world on a steamboat they call home . . . No one knows for sure what caused the Flash. They just know that nothing has been the same since. Cities have been destroyed by pestilence, riots, and fires. The paddleboat River Rat, once a museum, was turned into an orphanage. But a dangerous storm forced the children to flee with the boat to safer waters, making it theirs for good. Since then, Tomcat, Toby, Esteban, Lindy, Spike, and Jake have traveled, bartered, and performed their way up and down the Mississippi River. One rule that has served them well: no passengers. But after watching a man on shore being pursued by a vicious pack of locals, the group has no choice but to save him. At every stop, the boat is met by the man’s tireless hunters. They want what the fugitive knows: the location of a bunker filled with guns. A currency more valuable than gold . . . and one that the crew of the River Rat might well pay for—with their lives. “An unusual, compelling futuristic novel . . . wry, sharp, lively, and perceptive.” —The Horn Book (starred review) “Too good to miss.” —Booklist An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

They Called Us River Rats

They Called Us River Rats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Macon Fry
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496833058
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They Called Us River Rats: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans is the previously untold story of perhaps the oldest outsider settlement in America, an invisible community on the annually flooded shores of the Mississippi River. This community exists in the place between the normal high and low water line of the Mississippi River, a zone known in Louisiana as the batture. For the better part of two centuries, batture dwellers such as Macon Fry have raised shantyboats on stilts, built water-adapted homes, foraged, fished, and survived using the skills a river teaches. Until now the stories of this way of life have existed only in the memories of those who have lived here. Beginning in 2000, Fry set about recording the stories of all the old batture dwellers he could find: maritime workers, willow furniture makers, fishermen, artists, and river shrimpers. Along the way, Fry uncovered fascinating tales of fortune tellers, faith healers, and wild bird trappers who defiantly lived on the river. They Called Us River Rats also explores the troubled relationship between people inside the levees, the often-reviled batture folks, and the river itself. It traces the struggle between batture folks and city authorities, the commercial interests that claimed the river, and Louisiana’s most powerful politicians. These conflicts have ended in legal battles, displacement, incarceration, and even lynching. Today Fry is among the senior generation of “River Rats” living in a vestigial colony of twelve “camps” on New Orleans’s river batture, a fragment of a settlement that once stretched nearly six miles and numbered hundreds of homes. It is the last riparian settlement on the Lower Mississippi and a contrarian, independent life outside urban zoning, planning, and flood protection. This book is for everyone who ever felt the pull of the Mississippi River or saw its towering levees and wondered who could live on the other side.

River Rat

River Rat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael E. Oppitz
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543435009
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Robbie Jasper is a graduating high school student who lives in a family whose parents are controlling as well as neglectful towards his interests and needs. Mr. Jasper is an Architectural Engineer who is gone a lot and travels the world maintaining his family’s wealthy lifestyle while Mrs. Jasper is more concerned about what others think about her than she does about her family. Robbie’s father schedules a 10 day canoe trip down the Rio Grande River in an attempt to mend family bonds that have been taken for granted for years. Their trip is met with disaster with Robbie being the only survivor. Robbie embraces the grounded values, principles and simple lifestyle of a River Rat who finds and saves his life on the Rio Grande and becomes a River Rat, himself. With Robbie’s genius aptitude still intact, he is able to help his customers in ways that no one could have possibly foreseen.

Mississippi River Rat

Mississippi River Rat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nitha Ann Nebbitt
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480887803
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Mississippi River Rat by Nitha Ann Nebbitt Summary

Starting in St. Louis, Missouri, River Rat journeys down the Mississippi River for an adventure of discovery. The river measures 2,320 miles and can be very wide in places. There are a lot of exciting things to see. Along the way, River Rat experiences the sights and sounds typically found on a large waterway, from fishing to birds to wildlife and more. He arrives in New Orleans, Louisiana, just in time for Mardi Gras. Inspired by author Nitha Ann Nebbitt’s experiences on the Mississippi as a child, this picture book for children introduces kids to nature and the wonder of this mighty river.

Tales of a River Rat

Tales of a River Rat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenny Salwey
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1938486765
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In Tales of a River Rat, famed storyteller and self-described hermit Kenny Salwey informs and entertains readers as he weaves his life story on the Mississippi River. Salwey knows the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. Here he shares his love of and knowledge about the mighty river in an accessible manner sure to appeal to all ages.

Rise of the River Rat

Rise of the River Rat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rodolfo Anzettie & Tony Capps
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468957996
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Rise of the River Rat by Rodolfo Anzettie & Tony Capps Summary

Rise of the River Rat is an entertaining collection of stories that tells the journey of one man experiencing the ‘Path of the Warrior’. This inspiring and sometimes haunting tale covers the incredible life of Tony Capps. Follow Tony from the rough and tumble streets of South Trenton across three continents. From high stakes gambling to unraveling mysteries of the unknown, Tony Capps’s story pushes the limit on all aspects of life. It’s a story of honor and perseverance in conquering life’s greatest challenges and discovering new ideas to inspire the development of mankind.

River Rats

River Rats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralph Christopher
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463488536
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River Rats by Ralph Christopher Summary

The United States Navys fight for control of the waters of Southeast Asia. By far the greatest contribution of the narrative is the insight it provides into the hows and whys of United States involvement in Vietnam, and the attempt of that involvement to bring freedom to those who were unable to achieve it by their own efforts. We see the United States more as a caretaker and less as a policeman in terms of motivation for its involvement half a world away. Andwe see the tremendous price paid by those who served to ensure that freedom ordinary men who, by fate, were thrown together in a strange land, and who fulfilled a part of their destiny, and their Nations, on the brown water. Weldon Bleiler

The Old-Time River Rats

The Old-Time River Rats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenny Salwey
Editor: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1616731699
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Colorful characters once populated the Upper Mississippi River Valley swamps and floodplain forests. These are the river rats, hill folk, and swamp dogs whose stories Kenny Salwey tells so well. Now long gone, these legendary denizens of the river bottoms come alive in Kenny’s signature brand of storytelling, rife with insight and laughter, woodslore and a time-tested philosophy of the natural world. With a foreword by regional historian Gary Schlosstein, this deep delving into the old-time community of the Mississippi River presents a rich picture of a life as fascinating as it is fast-disappearing in our fast-paced, high-tech world.

River Rats

River Rats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ralph Christopher
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463488536
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River Rats by Ralph Christopher Summary

The United States Navys fight for control of the waters of Southeast Asia. By far the greatest contribution of the narrative is the insight it provides into the hows and whys of United States involvement in Vietnam, and the attempt of that involvement to bring freedom to those who were unable to achieve it by their own efforts. We see the United States more as a caretaker and less as a policeman in terms of motivation for its involvement half a world away. Andwe see the tremendous price paid by those who served to ensure that freedom ordinary men who, by fate, were thrown together in a strange land, and who fulfilled a part of their destiny, and their Nations, on the brown water. Weldon Bleiler

The River Rats of Vietnam

The River Rats of Vietnam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine & Mark Purdy
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452072074
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The book was written to give the forgotten River Rats a voice. They played such an important role during the entire US involvement in Vietnam. We hope this book gives not only the returning Rats some pease, but also the loved ones of those who didn't.

Muskrat for Supper

Muskrat for Supper Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenny Salwey
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 1555917534
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Muskrat for Supper by Kenny Salwey Summary

Muskrat for Supper inspires young people to explore nature's life cycles and understand the concept of the circle of life, as told through the tale of a family that embarks on a hunting and trapping adventure. It is an endearing story that weaves together such themes as sustainable living, our natural environment, and living closer to nature. The first book for children by this acclaimed storyteller and author, Muskrat for Supper includes questions young people have asked Kenny Salwey about his lifestyle as a river rat living off the land. The story will be illustrated with black-and-white photographs as well as nonfiction material to supplement the text.

Let Them Lead

Let Them Lead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John U. Bacon
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0358540216
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An uplifting leadership book about a coach who helped transform the nation’s worst high school hockey team into one of the best. Bacon’s strategy is straightforward: set high expectations, make them accountable to each other, and inspire them all to lead their team. When John U. Bacon played for the Ann Arbor Huron High School River Rats, he never scored a goal. Yet somehow, years later he found himself leading his alma mater’s downtrodden program. How bad? The team hadn’t won a game in over a year, making them the nation’s worst squad—a fact they celebrated. With almost everyone expecting more failure, Bacon made it special to play for Huron by making it hard, which inspired the players to excel. Then he defied conventional wisdom again by putting the players in charge of team discipline, goal-setting, and even decision-making – and it worked. In just three seasons the River Rats bypassed 95-percent of the nation’s teams. A true story filled with unforgettable characters, stories, and lessons that apply to organizations everywhere, Let Them Lead includes the leader’s mistakes and the reactions of the players, who have since achieved great success as leaders themselves. Let Them Lead is a fast-paced, feel-good book that leaders of all kinds can embrace to motivate their teams to work harder, work together, and take responsibility for their own success.

Running the River

Running the River Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wes Ferguson
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623491274
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Growing up near the Sabine, journalist Wes Ferguson, like most East Texans, steered clear of its murky, debris-filled waters, where alligators lived in the backwater sloughs and an occasional body was pulled from some out-of-the-way crossing. The Sabine held a reputation as a haunt for a handful of hunters and loggers, more than a few water moccasins, swarms of mosquitoes, and the occasional black bear lumbering through swamp oak and cypress knees. But when Ferguson set out to do a series of newspaper stories on the upper portion of the river, he and photographer Jacob Croft Botter were entranced by the river’s subtle beauty and the solitude they found there. They came to admire the self-described “river rats” who hunted, fished, and swapped stories along the muddy water—plain folk who love the Sabine as much as Hill Country vacationers love the clear waters of the Guadalupe. Determined to travel the rest of the river, Ferguson and Botter loaded their gear and launched into the stretch of river that charts the line between the states and ends at the Gulf of Mexico.

Little Hoodlum

Little Hoodlum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K Webster
Editor: K Webster
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From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden best friend's little sister romance called Little Hoodlum! There are few people in this world I thought I could count on. My brother. My two best friends. And him. Jordy Martinez. Problem is, Jordy thought protecting me was his sole mission in life. He gave up everything for me and my brother, including his freedom. Losing him left me hollow and empty. But after three long years, I’ve learned to live without him. Until I get mixed up with a guy who has dangerous connections in Hood River and everything begins to crash down around me just in time for my senior year of high school. Possessive boyfriend with a penchant for violence. Best friend turned enemy. Fights with my big brother. Everything’s a mess and I’m not sure there’s any fixing it. I might just need that bully ex-convict who’ll do anything—again—to keep me safe. All I want is peace, happiness, and love. And I won’t go down without a fight in order to get it. I’m a Hoodlum after all. They call me Little Hoodlum, but I’m not so little anymore... This is a full-length high school friends-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It's book two in the Hood River Hoodlum series that will have interlinking storylines. Little Hoodlum shouldn't be read as a standalone and is the continuation of a four-book planned series that gives each Hoodlum a book. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF.

Campfire Chaos

Campfire Chaos Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K Webster
Editor: K Webster
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From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden, enemies to lovers romance called Campfire Chaos! I had it all. Popularity. Good grades. Cheerleading. Doting family and great friends. Until the wrong boy swept into my perfect world and destroyed every part of it. Abuse. Drugs. Humiliation. He trampled all over my reputation and I was powerless to do anything about it. I couldn’t break free from his controlling hold. But the night of the accident changed everything. Now I’m freed at last. It comes at a cost, though. I hurt a Hoodlum. I can’t fix him, but I can fix me. Without the monster in my life, I grow stronger, fiercer, braver. I’m on the right track to cleaning up the mess that is my life. Repairing friendships. Restoring trust with my family. Healing from my recent, terrible past. Everything was going to be okay. Or so I thought. Because I have a new problem. Cal Hutton. Town’s lawless, gorgeous bad boy. A Hood River Hoodlum. My new nemesis. He wants me to pay for what I did to his best friend. Cal thinks I’m weak and an unworthy adversary, someone he can toy with. But I’ll never allow another man to have that power over me. I have claws now. I fight back. This is a full-length high school enemies-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It's book three in the Hood River Hoodlum series that will have interlinking storylines. Campfire Chaos shouldn't be read as a standalone and is the continuation of a four-book planned series that gives each Hoodlum a book. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF.

Of Stiletto and Soul

Of Stiletto and Soul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael King
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469168030
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The entire purpose of being a Corner Boy was rooted in the concept of the ultra-masculine male The highest honor a Corner Boy could aspire was becoming a martyr for the gang The second highest honor was to carry a wound from battle that could be observed without the removal of ones attireThe third highest honor was going to jail and doing time In my young mind, Corner Boys came to represent the highest level of manhood and the epitome of moral virtue. says the author. But what was the truth? Of Stiletto and Soul: The Memoirs of Gangster Mike The Last West Philadelphia Corner Boyis a comprehensive and smooth recollection of the authors childhood experiences, family, youthful exploits, and his life with Philadelphias legendary Corner Boys. Honest, hopeful, challenging and absolutely inspiring, this book is about a unique life spent in a tough setting. In this book, King recollects his memories and deals with the most serious realitieslife, family, relationships, and the exigent world of his youth. This memoir is inspired by several factors, all of them pertinent to todays climate where some of the experiences of the author could serve as helpmates to those who may find themselves in similar situations. Here, he shares how both positive and negative influences in his life helped him developed a social consciousness. The book also relates certain historical events and personalities and packed with personal commentaries, insights, and psychosocial outlooks that readers may find relevant and favorable.

Big River's Daughter

Big River's Daughter Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bobbi Miller
Editor: Holiday House
ISBN: 0823427692
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Big River's Daughter by Bobbi Miller Summary

Raised by her pirate father on a Mississippi keeler, River is a half-feral river rat and proud of it. When her powerful father disappears in the great earthquake of 1811, she is on the run from buccaneers, including Jean Lafitte, who hope to claim her father's territory and his buried treasure. But the ruthless rivals do not count on getting a run for their money from a plucky slip of a girl determined to find her place in the new order. Filled with down-home humor, raucous hijinks, and one-of-a-kind characters, this historical novel captures the Mississippi River at a time when its denizens were as untamed as its waters.

Louisiana Rambles

Louisiana Rambles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian McNulty
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604739479
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"McNulty delivers an inimitable take on Cajun and Creole Louisiana--the siren call of zydeco dancehalls pulsing in the country darkness; of crawfish "boiling points" and traditional country smokehouses; of Cajun jam sessions, where even wallflowers are compelled to dance; of equine gambits in the cradle of jockeys; and of fishing trips where anyone can land impressive catches. In south Louisiana, distilled European heritage, the African American experience, and modern southern exuberance mix with tumultuous history and fantastically fecund natural environments. The territories McNulty opens to the reader are arguably the nation's most exotic and culturally distinct destinations"--Page 4 of cover.

Gaia's Prodigal Children Trilogy

Gaia's Prodigal Children Trilogy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Allison Bisbee
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1665554371
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Gaia's Prodigal Children Trilogy by Barbara Allison Bisbee Summary

King Oberon visits the planet Gaia and forms a friendship with a child, Lilyana. He casts spells but loses his Queen Tatinia to King Leonauric of the leprechauns. The planet, Gaia, floods land and parches soil. The child, Lilyana, grows up to marry a brilliant man who works with her to innovate life style changes on Gaia insuring their survival. Humor, friendship and deception follow Lilyana as Oberon watches over her. Lilyana's husband is a talented gamer and inventor who offers a new life to everyone with his Hollow Man and Wishing Well Games. Queen Titania learns self-esteem apart from being royalty. King Oberon learns magic does not replace a heart. Lilyana learns to accept love in a world where everyone is broken.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim O'Brien
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0547420293
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A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Reno (by the) in the Lake and Other Stories

Reno (by the) in the Lake and Other Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Hartman
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450060277
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Reno (by the) in the Lake and Other Stories by Jim Hartman Summary

I guess, in truth, “Reno by the/in the Lake” is my “Autobiography Light.” The material is indeed autobiographical in that little has been gleaned from any outside source and it is definitely light both in serious content and the serious nature often portrayed by an autobiography. So read on just for fun. Reno Beach was a magical place in the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, a resort town that never really quite reached its prime. It had, however attained great stature in the hearts and minds of all it entertained, especially in the imagination of a young boy who could see adventure, even in the smallest buttonhole or banal blemish. In his mind a vegetable garden became a wilderness plantation. An overturned rowboat became a fortress, a pirate’s treasure cave or a magician’s maudlin mansion. A willow tree only recently uprooted by the wind and waves of an angry possessive lake trying desperately to reclaim its own; this became the perfect home for “Tarzan (Jimmie) of the Apes.” The fact that I’m even writing this book belies the fact that the place and that little boy still live, if only in my imagination. The stories you’re about to read are about that small waterfront community just east of Toledo Ohio on the western end of Lake Erie and how it’s life; death and frequent revitalizations affected the life of one small boy, namely me. The stories are absolutely true except as altered by an aging memory, wishful thinking and delusions of grandeur, not necessarily in that order, and they represent some of the very best days of my life. I’ve been told that it’s good to share your very best. I hope you enjoy reading my stories nearly as much as I enjoyed living them. The writing’s been fun too. Some names and places may have been altered to protect the innocent and/or the guilty, but not many. Some may also be changed just because I’ve forgotten or don’t really know what I’m talking about. Please forgive me. Many may recognize themselves, a friend or family member in some of these stories and each one probably deserves whatever treatment or attention they received, either good or bad. This book is intended to be a “Bathroom Book.” This is not a negative. For those unable to grasp this creative terminology I provide the following explanation in the form of a prescription: Take in small doses. Continuous exposure could be hazardous to your health and could lead to an abrasive situation requiring an immediate application of Preparation “H.” This does not imply that either you the reader or the writer is full of . . . Anything. Should you disapprove of any of the material in this book please feel free to remove the offending pages and put them to better use right there in the “Reading Room” solving the problems of the moment. I’m sure you understand. Enjoy. Life is short. Don’t waste it on seriousness.

My Life as a Rat

My Life as a Rat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062899902
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“A painful truth of family life: the most tender emotions can change in an instant. You think your parents love you but is it you they love, or the child who is theirs?” --Joyce Carol Oates, My Life as a Rat Which should prevail: loyalty to family or loyalty to the truth? Is telling the truth ever a mistake and is lying for one’s family ever justified? Can one do the right thing, but bitterly regret it? My Life as a Rat follows Violet Rue Kerrigan, a young woman who looks back upon her life in exile from her family following her testimony, at age twelve, concerning what she knew to be the racist murder of an African-American boy by her older brothers. In a succession of vividly recalled episodes Violet contemplates the circumstances of her life as the initially beloved youngest child of seven Kerrigan children who inadvertently “informs” on her brothers, setting into motion their arrests and convictions and her own long estrangement. Arresting and poignant, My Life as a Rat traces a life of banishment from a family—banishment from parents, siblings, and the Church—that forces Violet to discover her own identity, to break the powerful spell of family, and to emerge from her long exile as a “rat” into a transformed life.

I Was Lucky

I Was Lucky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul "PK" Kimminau
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480975508
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I Was Lucky By: Paul “PK” Kimminau I Was Lucky: I Got to Be a Pilot is the story of a young boy from Kansas who watched World War II fighters fly over his town. With two older brothers who went through the Aviation Cadet program and became Air Force pilots, it was natural that he also wanted to become a pilot. The Air Force ROTC program at the University of Wichita was the path he chose to get his commission as an Air Force officer and, subsequently, earn his pilot wings. Over a 21-year career, “PK” traveled the world flying fighter planes for the United States Air Force. This is the story of his adventures, good, bad, fun, and not-so-fun.


Rube Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James C. Huddleston
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1481701339
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Rube's setting is the Cumberland River in the valley of Middle Tennessee. A seemingly dead baby is rushed to the ice cold waters of the Cumberland River and Rube takes his first breath. A hard beginning for Rube, it doesn't get much better until as an older man he is befriended by two young boys who learn as much from him as he does from them. It is a journey of identity and discovery with the ever-present Cumberland River as the backdrop.


Treason Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Brown
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310542685
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The stakes are high . . . and the entire world is waiting for the verdict. The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder. Only three years out of law school, Zack has already made a name for himself, winning the coveted Navy Commendation medal. Just coming off a high-profile win, this case will challenge the very core of Zack’s skills and his Christian beliefs—beliefs that could cost him the case and his career. With Diane Colcernian, his staunchest rival, as assistant prosecutor, Zack takes on internationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyer Wells Levinson. And when Zack and Diane finally agree to put aside their animosity, it causes more problems than they realize.

The Christmas Rat

The Christmas Rat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Avi
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481445340
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The Christmas Rat by Avi Summary

He is one weird Christmas visitor -- his hair and moustache an unearthly white-blond, his voice a gruff rumble. He fills the apartment doorway. From two metal cases he produces what a boy would expect from an exterminator: Toxic roach powders and poisonous fog bombs. But a crossbow? Eric is fascinated at first. He's been bored this snowbound vacation, and has already zapped about a zillion Zergs. Antsy, he's even sneaked a look at the Christmas presents hidden beneath his parents' bed. Then Anje Gabrail, this exterminator, appears, talking a little madly about his war against rats -- about killing them. "The worst," Anje says. And if Eric sees one in the Eden Apartments, he is to call Anje's twenty-four-hour cell phone immediately. Later that Monday, the fourth day before Christmas, a rat does appear in the building's basement -- and Eric finds himself suddenly, frighteningly swept into Anje's vengeful army. As either partner...or victim. With only a flashlight.

Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Wingate
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0425284697
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THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller “Poignant, engrossing.”—People • “Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”—Paula McLain Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. Publishers Weekly’s #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection This edition includes a new essay by the author about shantyboat life.

A People's Atlas of Detroit

A People's Atlas of Detroit Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Newman,Linda Campbell,Sara Safransky,Tim Stallmann
Editor: Wayne State University Press
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Critical, wide-ranging analyses of Detroit’s redevelopment and alternative visions for its future.

The Exciting Adventures of Eekie and Squeeky

The Exciting Adventures of Eekie and Squeeky Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Audie Cavett Sandifer
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Eekie and Squeeky, the Mouse brothers, climb the mountain with their parents to escape the spring floods. As you follow their adventures, you will find Eekies curiosity and Squeekys brotherly love take them on exciting and sometimes dangerous adventures on the river and in the city. However, they learned lessons about the importance of family and friends. Their adventure on the river introduces them to the River-Rat family and their children, Reed and Rhoda. Although the River-Rat family warns the Mouse brothers about the dangers in the city, their adventurous spirits lead them to the city and all of its dangers. You will also meet their helpful and curious friends, Tessie Turtle, Jackie Jack Rabbit, Wise Old Hooty, Mother Deer, and her fawn. Wise Old Hooty teaches Eekie, Squeeky, and their friends the real meaning of Christmas. We celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Woman of the River

Woman of the River Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Westwood
Editor: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 0874213681
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The great adventurer who helped make whitewater rafting a beloved national pastime comes to vivid life in this rollicking biography. Georgie White Clark—adventurer, raconteur, eccentric—first came to know the canyons of the Colorado River by swimming portions of them with a single companion. She subsequently hiked and rafted portions of the canyons, increasingly sharing her love of the Colorado River with friends and acquaintances. At first establishing a part-time guide service as a way to support her own river trips, Clark went on to become perhaps the canyons’ best-known river guide, introducing their rapids to many others, both on the river, via her large-capacity rubber rafts, and across the nation, via magazine articles and movies. Georgie Clark saw the river and her sport change with the building of Glen Canyon Dam, enormous increases in the popularity of river running, and increased National Park Service regulation of rafting and river guides. Adjusting, though not always easily, to the changes, she helped transform an elite adventure sport into a major tourist activity.

Downriver Rats

Downriver Rats Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. G. Brook
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462811027
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An aging bootlegger from the Prohibition Era, a recovering addict who seeks meaning in his life and a teenager alienated from everything his father stands for unite in an effort to map a healthy transition to adulthood for the youngest of the three.

Fun with the Family Massachusetts

Fun with the Family Massachusetts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marcia Glassman-Jaffe
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010573
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Written by a parent, this opinionated, personal, and easy-to-use guide has hundreds of ideas to keep the kids entertained for an hour, a day, or a weekend! Fun with the Family Massachusetts leads the way to historical attractions, children's museums, festivals, parks, and much more. Geared towards parents with children between the ages of two and twelve, Fun with the Family Massachusetts features interesting facts and sidebars as well as practical tips about traveling with your little ones.

Hood River Zero

Hood River Zero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K Webster
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From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden, friends to lovers romance called Hood River Zero! Life was nearly stolen from me. In the blink of an eye, everything changed. I’m no longer the charismatic, hot playboy Hoodlum. I’m irrevocably altered. Damaged both inside and out. I can’t think. I can’t function. I can’t live. Not with all this darkness and pain dragging me into unknown depths. Some days, I wish I never woke up. But then life takes an unusual turn. A sweet, sad little girl might be mine. My dream job is gifted to me. I have a doctor who cares. Things are looking up. Until her. One mouthy, bratty, mean beautiful young thing complicates everything. She sees the darkness inside that I’m trying desperately to hide from everyone. Pokes. Prods. Infuriates. This girl won’t stop until she’s touched every scar, both inside and out. I’m not sure how I’m supposed to mentally heal and be a better man when I have the most unapologetic, unpopular mean girl shining her light into every dark crevice inside me. Annoying. A nuisance. Not worth my time. I’ll shake her off eventually. She’s nothing to me. A Hood River zero. Try telling my heart that… This is a full-length high school friends-to-lovers, forbidden, and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It's book four in the Hood River Hoodlum series that all have interlinking storylines. Hood River Zero shouldn't be read as a standalone and is the final book in the four-book series that gives each Hoodlum a story. The first book in the series is the only MM story. The others, including this one, are MF. The Hood River Hoodlums is now a complete series!


THAT SUMMER THING Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela Bauer
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460351274
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YOU ARE NOW ENTERING RIVERBEND, INDIANA Riverbend…home of the River Rats—a group of small-town sons and daughters who've been friends since high school. The River Rats are all grown up now. Living their lives and learning that some days are good and some days aren't—and that you can get through anything as long as you have your friends. Charlie Callahan is the original good-time Charlie. At least, that's what everyone thinks, especially Beth Pennington, and she should know. After all, she was briefly—disastrously—married to him. But even Charlie isn't laughing when they discover they share an inheritance left to them by Riverbend's favorite patriarch. Now they're forced back together to settle the strange bequest…and to deal with the problems of a troubled boy.

Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith

Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tanya Long Bennett
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Contributions by Tanya Long Bennett, David Brauer, Cameron Williams Crawford, Emily Pierce Cummins, April Conley Kilinski, Justin Mellette, and Wendy Kurant Rollins As a white woman of means living in segregated Georgia in the first half of the twentieth century, Lillian Smith (1897–1966) surprised readers with stories of mixed-race love affairs, mob attacks on “outsiders,” and young female campers exploring their sexuality. Critical Essays on the Writings of Lillian Smith tracks the evolution of Smith from a young girls’ camp director into a courageous artist who could examine controversial topics frankly and critically while preserving a lifelong connection to the north Georgia mountains and people. She did not pull punches in her portrayals of the South and refused to obsess on an idealized past. Smith took seriously the artist’s role as she saw it—to lead readers toward a better understanding of themselves and a more fulfilling existence. Smith’s perspective cut straight to the core of the neurotic behaviors she observed and participated in. To draw readers into her exploration of those behaviors, she created compelling stories, using carefully chosen literary techniques in powerful ways. With words as her medium, she drew maps of her fictionalized southern places, revealing literally and metaphorically society’s disfunctions. Through carefully crafted points of view, she offers readers an intimate glimpse into her own childhood as well as the psychological traumas that all southerners experience and help to perpetuate. Comprised of seven essays by contemporary Smith scholars, this volume explores these fascinating aspects of Smith’s writings in an attempt to fill in the picture of this charismatic figure, whose work not only was influential in her time but also is profoundly relevant to ours.

Insiders' Guide® to the Great Smoky Mountains

Insiders' Guide® to the Great Smoky Mountains Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katy Koontz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756381
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DIVFor more than twenty years, the Insiders’ Guide® series has been the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information—from true insiders whose personal, practical perspective gives you everything you need to know. The Great Smoky Mountains and their environs have been one of America’s most popular vacation destinations for more than half a century—and for good reason. From the awe-inspiring natural beauty and peaceful tranquility of the region’s wilderness areas to the world-famous craftspeople and attractions that make East Tennessee a first-rate family destination, this authoritative guide shows you how to take full advantage of the many wonders of “the Smokies.” Inside you'll find: • Countless details on how to live and thrive in the area, from the best places to shop and dine to neighborhoods and real estate • The inside scoop on the real Smokies, including mountain crafts, music theater, and Dollywood • Comprehensive listings of annual events, accommodations, and recreation opportunities • Sections dedicated to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the arts, children, and much more/div

Religion and the Formation of Taiwanese Identities

Religion and the Formation of Taiwanese Identities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: P. Katz,M. Rubenstein
Editor: Springer
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This volume centres on the creation of varied forms of individual and group identity in Taiwan, and the relationship between these forms of identity, both individual and collective, and patterns of Taiwanese religion, politics, and culture. The contributors explore the Taiwanese people's sense of who they are, attempting to discern how they identify themselves as individuals and as collectives and then try to determine the identity/roles individuals and groups construct for themselves. Ranging from the local essays to the national level and within the larger Chinese cultural/religious universe, these essays explore the complex nature of identity/role and the processes of identity formation which have shaped Taiwan's multileveled past and its many faceted present.

The Navy Justice Collection

The Navy Justice Collection Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Brown
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310342694
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Don Brown's Navy Justice series now available in one volume! Treason The stakes are high . . . and the entire world is waiting for the verdict. The Navy has uncovered a group of radical Islamic clerics who have infiltrated the Navy Chaplain Corps, inciting sailors and marines to acts of terrorism. And Lieutenant Zack Brewer has been chosen to prosecute them for treason and murder. Only three years out of law school, Zack has already made a name for himself, winning the coveted Navy Commendation medal. Just coming off a high-profile win, this case will challenge the very core of Zack’s skills and his Christian beliefs—beliefs that could cost him the case and his career. With Diane Colcernian, his staunchest rival, as assistant prosecutor, Zack takes on internationally acclaimed criminal defense lawyer Wells Levinson. And when Zack and Diane finally agree to put aside their animosity, it causes more problems than they realize. Hostage Zack Brewer faces a choice. It can prevent the next war. But it will cost the life of the person he loves the most. JAG Officer Zack Brewer’s prosecution of three terrorists posing as Navy chaplains was called the “court martial of the century” by the press. Now, with the limelight behind him, all Zack wants to do is forget. But the radical Islamic organization behind the chaplains has a long memory—and a thirst for revenge. Now the Navy has a need for Zack that eclipses all else. When an unthinkable act of aggression brings Israel and its Arab neighbors to the brink of war, Zack and co-counsel Diane Colcernian are called to the case of a lifetime. As leading nations focus their gaze upon these two, other eyes are watching as well. Zack and Diane are in harm’s way. A kidnapping, an ultimatum…and suddenly, Zack faces an impossible choice. If he loses this case, the world could explode into war. If he wins, his partner—the woman he loves—will die. And Zack himself may not survive to make the decision. Defiance From a murder in Paris to a courtroom in California to a terrorist camp in the Gobi Desert, Don Brown’s follow-up to Treason and Hostage plunges into a suspense-filled journey of danger, duty, and hope. The Commander’s Bodyguard is Shannon McGilverry, a crack NCIS agent assigned to protect Navy JAG Officer Zack Brewer. Zack is being hunted by terrorists, stalked by a psychopath, and is working his way through a perilous, politically-charged trial. When another Navy JAG officer is murdered, it’s clear that Zack is in harm’s way. As his bodyguard, Shannon must do more than protect Zack. She also must set aside her growing feelings for the brilliant attorney and investigate rumors that the love of his life, Diane Colcerninan, may still be alive. Zack finds himself in need of his faith more than ever as Navy SEALS launch a daring rescue attempt that has the potential to trigger World War III.

Daughter of the White River

Daughter of the White River Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Denise Parkinson
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625840136
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The tragic, true story of Helen Spence, the teenager who murdered her father’s killers in the insulated lower White River area of Arkansas in 1931. The once-thriving houseboat communities along Arkansas’s White River are long gone, and few remember the sensational murder story that set local darling Helen Spence on a tragic path. In 1931, Spence shocked Arkansas when she avenged her father’s murder in a DeWitt courtroom. The state soon discovered that no prison could hold her. For the first time, prison records are unveiled to provide an essential portrait. Join author Denise Parkinson for an intimate look at a Depression-era tragedy. The legend of Helen Spence refuses to be forgotten—despite her unmarked grave. “Most memorably, Parkinson evokes the natural beauty of the White River itself. But more importantly, she’s given Helen Spence, daughter of the river, a sympathetic hearing—something in its pulp version of events Daring Detective did not.”—Memphis Flyer “Denise details Helen’s life, from the murder of her father to the horrific treatment she received at the hands of the law, including how prison officials seemed to entice her to escape a final time, with the attempt culminating in her murder.”—Only in Arkansas

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