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Charlie Rangers

By Don Ericson,John L. Rotundo
  • ISBN Code: : 0307760405
  • Publisher : Presidio Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : History
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They were the biggest Ranger company in Vietnam, and the best. For eighteen months, John L. Rotundo and Don Ericson braved the test of war at its most bloody and most raw, specializing in ambushing the enemy and fighting jungle guerillas using their own tactics. From the undiluted high of a "contact" with the enemy to the anguished mourning of a fallen comrade, they experienced nearly every emotion known to man--most of all, the power and the pride of being the finest on America's front lines.

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One of the most famous units of World War II and all of military history. First Americans to see active combat in the European theater. Expands on events described in Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn and The Day of Battle.

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By Jim Burnett
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Book Code : 1461635454
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: hey-ranger-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this sequel to the wildly successful Hey Ranger: True Tales of Humor and Misadventure from America's National Parks, former ranger Jim Burnett casts his net globally in search of the most outrageous and humorous stories of man in his eternal quest to experience the natural world. Burnett tells of campers being belted by mysterious objects falling from the sky, like potatoes and ice cream; wildlife photos that went awry, including a ground squirrel that outwits a photographer; dumb crooks in parks, such as the drunk driver who mistakenly knocked on a judge's door to report an accident; and drivers who went over the hill and into the woods instead of to Grandma's house. Burnett also assembles contenders for the strangest questions ever asked of a park ranger, lessons on how not to pick a campsite, life lessons you can learn from a canoe trip, as well as some classic bear stories. As always, Burnett's stories are meant to inform as well as entertain, and serve as cautionary tales on how not to become "a victim of your vacation." Told in Burnett's classic, conversational style, Hey Ranger 2 will not disappoint.

Charlie Hernández & the Golden Dooms

By Ryan Calejo
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 153448423X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: charlie-hernández-the-golden-dooms.pdf

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Inspired by Hispanic folklore, legends, and myths from the Iberian Peninsula and Central and South America, this third book in the Charlie Hernández series follows Charlie as he fights against an army of the dead. After hitchhiking across Central and South America to rescue the Witch Queen and face off against La Mano Peluda, Charlie Hernández is pretty much grounded for life. But after all he’s been through, some quiet time at home with his parents might be nice. Though it would be better if he didn’t have to share his room with his obnoxiously perfect cousin Raúl, who’s staying with them. But quiet is hard to come by when you’re the fifth and final morphling, and it’s not long before death walks back into Charlie’s life. Or at least, the dead do, starting with a mysterious young calaca who corners him at school, dropping cryptic hints about trouble brewing in the 305. With the League of Shadows focused on repairing fractured alliances and tracking gathering armies, this one’s up to Charlie to solve. Following the clues only leads to more questions, and not even teenage investigative journalist extraordinaire Violet Rey can figure out how a sudden rooster infestation, earthquakes, missing persons, and a pet-napping gang of lizard-men—whom Charlie doesn’t recognize from any legend—are all connected. Most concerning of all is when they learn a map has been stolen that reveals the locations of the Golden Dooms, the twelve ancient calaca watchmen who form the magical barrier between the realms. To stop the impending invasion, Charlie and Violet must outwit an ancient evil and unravel the most sinister of schemes. That is, unless they’d rather watch the Land of the Living get overrun by the dead.

Sixty Days and Counting

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Book Code : 0553903500
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 378
  • Pdf File: sixty-days-and-counting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

By the time Phil Chase is elected president, the world’s climate is far on its way to irreversible change. Food scarcity, housing shortages, diminishing medical care, and vanishing species are just some of the consequences. The erratic winter the Washington, D.C., area is experiencing is another grim reminder of a global weather pattern gone haywire: bone-chilling cold one day, balmy weather the next. But the president-elect remains optimistic and doesn’t intend to give up without a fight. A maverick in every sense of the word, Chase starts organizing the most ambitious plan to save the world from disaster since FDR–and assembling a team of top scientists and advisers to implement it. For Charlie Quibler, this means reentering the political fray full-time and giving up full-time care of his young son, Joe. For Frank Vanderwal, hampered by a brain injury, it means trying to protect the woman he loves from a vengeful ex and a rogue “black ops” agency not even the president can control–a task for which neither Frank’s work at the National Science Foundation nor his study of Tibetan Buddhism can prepare him. In a world where time is running out as quickly as its natural resources, where surveillance is almost total and freedom nearly nonexistent, the forecast for the Chase administration looks darker each passing day. For as the last–and most terrible–of natural disasters looms on the horizon, it will take a miracle to stop the clock . . . the kind of miracle that only dedicated men and women can bring about.

Green Earth

By Kim Stanley Robinson
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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 1101964863
  • Total of Pages : 1088
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: green-earth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The landmark trilogy of cutting-edge science, international politics, and the real-life ramifications of climate change—updated and abridged into a single novel More than a decade ago, bestselling author Kim Stanley Robinson began a groundbreaking series of near-future eco-thrillers—Forty Signs of Rain, Fifty Degrees Below, and Sixty Days and Counting—that grew increasingly urgent and vital as global warming continued unchecked. Now, condensed into one volume and updated with the latest research, this sweeping trilogy gains new life as Green Earth, a chillingly realistic novel that plunges readers into great floods, a modern Ice Age, and the political fight for all our lives. The Arctic ice pack averaged thirty feet thick in midwinter when it was first measured in the 1950s. By the end of the century it was down to fifteen. One August the ice broke. The next year the breakup started in July. The third year it began in May. That was last year. It’s a muggy summer in Washington, D.C., as Senate environmental staffer Charlie Quibler and his scientist wife, Anna, work to call attention to the growing crisis of global warming. But as they fight to align the extraordinary march of modern technology with the awesome forces of nature, fate puts an unusual twist on their efforts—one that will pit science against politics in the heart of the coming storm. Praise for the Science in the Capital trilogy “Perhaps it’s no coincidence that one of our most visionary hard sci-fi writers is also a profoundly good nature writer—all the better to tell us what it is we have to lose.”—Los Angeles Times “An unforgettable demonstration of what can go wrong when an ecological balance is upset.”—The New York Times Book Review “Absorbing and convincing.”—Nature

That Knock at the Door

By Holly S. Fenelon
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781475925388
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: that-knock-at-the-door.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A blue star for each family member serving in Americas military a gold star if that life was lost in defense of the nations freedom. IN WORLD WAR I, the American tradition of the service flag began. Families displayed a simple fabric banner with a blue star for each family member serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. If a family member died in the nations service, a gold star covered that individuals blue star on the family service flag. Not a symbol of mourning, the gold star represented the familys pride and the honor and glory accorded to that individual for making the supreme sacrifice in defense of the Americas freedom. Soon, the term gold star mother came to be used to identify and honor women who had lost a son or daughter in wartime military service. Following the war, as the nation focused its attention on those veterans who had returned whole in mind and body, gold star mothers served as a constant reminder of the true cost of war. In 1928, a group of these women formed American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization created to honor those who had died by being of service to veterans and their families in need, supporting gold star families, and caring for veterans who had returned with physical, emotional and psychological wounds. From that humble beginning, American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. has become an icon of national service, opening its membership time and again to gold star mothers of later wars and conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Their amazing legacy of service is an important yet largely unknown chapter in American history. This book presents the story of gold star mothers in America and the first comprehensive history of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., drawn from nearly a century of archival materials. The fascinating story of the strong women who honored their fallen sons and daughters by dedicating themselves to the service of veterans and peace is both compelling and inspiring.

The Battalion

By Col. Robert W. Black
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  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Book Code : 0811712737
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: the-battalion.pdf

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Encyclopedia of Sports Films

By K Edgington,Thomas Erskine,James M. Welsh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 9780810876538
  • Total of Pages : 564
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-sports-films.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this reference volume, more than 200 fictional feature-length movies with a primary focus on an athletic endeavor are discussed, including comedies, dramas, and biopics. Brief summaries and credit information are provided for an additional 200 films, and appendixes include made-for-teleivion movies and documentaries.

Charlie Brown: Here We Go Again

By Charles M. Schulz
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  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1449483240
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 277
  • Pdf File: charlie-brown.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Will they never learn? Sibling rivalries. Overzealous hall monitors. Un-kicked footballs. It’s the Peanuts gang you know and love, and everyone’s at it again. Lucy is offering her trademark 5¢ psychiatric advice—and her customers are wondering if it’s actually worth the nickel. Snoopy’s dinner bowl has been thrown deep into enemy territory—and he will do anything to avoid retrieving it from the neighbor’s cat. Finally, our hero must work alongside the little red-haired girl, his secret crush, for a school project…can you guess how that will turn out? You’ll find old tricks and new antics in this collection of the world-renowned comics.

Uniquely Celtic - The Soul and the Spirit

By Frank Rafters
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  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786237024
  • Total of Pages : 556
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: uniquely-celtic-the-soul-and-the-spirit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Uniquely Celtic: The Soul and the Spirit"" is the second book from Frank Rafters. On this occasion however, the author changes tack, focusing predominantly on players who were somewhat overshadowed by other legends in their eras at Parkhead. Included is one of the longest pieces ever penned on the life of Willie Fernie (with help from his family), the tales of numerous talented players, faithful supporters, and much more. In all, this book aims to give the reader a greater insight into the stories of some of the individuals who have helped to make Celtic Football Club so very special."