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Down But Not Out

By Maurice Mayne,Mark Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 0750955074
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Maurice ‘Moggy’ Mayne was a cricket-loving air gunner in the Second World War, with a pretty girlfriend back home in rural England. His turret was in a Bristol Beaufort and his pilot had to fly with almost suicidal bravery at giant German warships before releasing the torpedo. No wonder Moggy’s first pilot cracked up and his second liked to drink. When he was shot down, Moggy miraculously survived – unlike his best friend Stan.Moggy was sent to Stalag Luft VIIIB, an infamous German POW camp near the Polish border, where he was badly treated. Fearing losing his beloved girlfriend Sylvia forever, and risking recapture and execution, he saw the chance to escape alone, thus beginning an epic journey through Nazi-occupied Germany. As the Gestapo shot other escaped British servicemen, Moggy Mayne came agonisingly close to lasting freedom. Instead, as the war neared its end, he had to face the horrors of the ‘long march’ west – and he felt his life slipping away. Would he ever see his Sylvia again?

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  • Pdf File: sofia-valdez-future-prez.pdf

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The newest picture book from the creators of Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; and Ada Twist, Scientist stars Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in! Every morning, Abuelo walks Sofia to school . . . until one day, when Abuelo hurts his ankle at a local landfill and he can no longer do so. Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea—the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall—only to be told by a clerk that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do. Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today! Rosie Revere, Engineer Iggy Peck, Architect Ada Twist, Scientist Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers Questioneers Family Calendar

Corporate Learning Strategies

By Nathan J. Greeno
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Society for Training and Development
  • Book Code : 1562864122
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 580
  • Pdf File: corporate-learning-strategies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Every organization strives to develop fully engaged employees who connect their own learning to the success of the organization. ""Corporate Learning Strategies"" offers its readers a roadmap to building organizational structures that encourage and cultivate this powerful idea of employee growth. The roadmap to this transformation is embodied in a return-on-learning-investment (ROLI) model that aligns organizational and employee roles and expectations of success. By implementing the ROLI concept, organizations develop employees with improved job employability, satisfaction, enhancement, enrichment, and commitment. The organization's return on its human capital investment includes gains in performance, increased compliance, higher retention, greater employee ownership, and ultimately greater business unit success. Learning and performance professionals who wish to build a comprehensive, organization-wide learning strategy will find great value implementing the principles contained in this book.

Broken Vows

By LC Taylor
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LC Taylor Publishings
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: broken-vows.pdf

Book Short Summary:

I've failed the one woman who saved my soul... now I'll risk Hell to get her back. I've lived in a haze since losing my wife… then I met Lorelei. She gave me her heart, only for me to break my promises to her. Now she’s missing, hidden by secrets she never shared. But I don’t care—whatever the price, I'll pay it to bring her back. Want to read about Kerrigan and Lorelei's beginning? Check out the prequel: Broken Promises, in the Heroes with Heat and Heart 9/11 Charity Anthology.

More Than Friends

By Kathryn Cantrell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cross My Heart Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 167
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 740
  • Pdf File: more-than-friends.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two friends, one fake marriage, and a pinky swear that their relationship will stay exactly the same… Nomi Hannon is down but not out, determined to put her life back together after a career-ending mishap. Running for city council is a step in the right direction. Too bad she just accidentally starred in a compromising photo that her squeaky-clean opponent is all too willing to use against her. Marrying the guy in the photo—her best friend, the only stable force in her life—will solve the problem. Right? Malone DuMar’s not looking for a wife, not after his ex-fiancée stole his company. But Nomi is the one person he can count on. There’s no way he’s going to turn his back on her when she needs him most. It's a simple plan. Only pretend. That’s the deal…until the kiss that changes everything… Love in the City Series More Than Friends More Than A T.V. Husband More Than Her Bodyguard More Than Her Leading Man More Than Her Ex-Husband

Down and Out in Paris and London

By George Orwell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141906189
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 945
  • Pdf File: down-and-out-in-paris-and-london.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.' George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time among the desperately poor and destitute in London and Paris is a moving tour of the underworld of society. Here he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses, working as a dishwasher in the vile 'Hôtel X', living alongside tramps, surviving on scraps and cigarette butts - in an unforgettable account of what being down and out is really like. Includes an introduction by Dervla Murphy, as well as definitive footnotes assigned to Orwell.

Future of Coal in India

By Rahul Tongia, Anurag Sehgal, Puneet Kamboj
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1648288464
  • Total of Pages : 516
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: future-of-coal-in-india.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Mark Twain observed, “I'm in favour of progress; it's change I don't like.” Coal dominates Indian energy because it’s available domestically and cheap (especially without a carbon tax). If the global focus is on the energy transition, how does India ensure a just transition? Managing winners and losers will be the single largest challenge for India’s energy policy. Coal is entrenched in a complex ecosystem. In some states, it’s amongst the largest contributors to state budgets. The Indian Railways, India’s largest civilian employer, is afloat because it overcharges coal to offset under-recovery from passengers. Coal India Limited, the public sector miner that produces 85% of domestic coal, is the world’s largest coal miner. But despite enormous reserves, India imports about a quarter of consumption. On the flip side, coal faces inevitable pressure from renewable energy, which is the cheapest option for new builds. However, there is significant coal-based power capacity already in place, some of which is underutilized, or even stranded. Low per-capita energy consumption means India must still grow its energy supply. Before India can phase out coal, it must first achieve a plateau of coal. How this happens cost-effectively and with least resistance isn’t just a technical or economic question, it depends on the political economy of coal and its alternatives. Some stakeholders want to kill coal. A wiser option may be to first clean it up, instead of wishing it away. Across 18 chapters, drawing from leading experts in the field, we examine all aspects of coal’s future in India. We find no easy answers, but attempt to combine the big picture with details, bringing them together to offer a range of policy options.

Shattered

By Frank Pastore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1589976622
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: shattered.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Like its author, Shattered is “fun, fast, and real” and an intriguing mix of paradoxes. Frank Pastore was a physically awkward kid who became a professional athlete. An okay student who goes on to earn two masters degrees in philosophy. A former atheist who ends up hosting the biggest Christian radio talk show in America. Shattered is part sports book, because you’ll go on road trips, enter clubhouses, and walk on the fields of professional baseball. It’s part romantic novel, because you’ll journey with two young kids who fall in love and eventually elope, evading not only her family, but the law as well—for she was only 16. It’s also a story of brokenness, betrayal, and burn-out. If you were raised in a dysfunctional family, if you’ve ever had your dreams fall apart, been betrayed by close friends, or hit the psychological “wall” in your professional career, this is your book too. But, most of all, this is an uplifting story of how an unpredictable God can surprise any of us with His goodness and love when we allow Him to make beautiful the shattered fragments of our lives.

Working While Black

By Michelle T. Johnson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1569768366
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: working-while-black.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This guide offers practical suggestions for black Americans to develop mental awareness, a psychological game plan, and an increased level of business savvy in order to negotiate the minefield of the white work world. Included are commonsense scenarios and real-life solutions that will help every black American evaluate his or her options--from getting hired to getting fired, from adjusting one's attitude to suing an employer. Tips are offered on how African Americans can fit their styles, mindsets, and history into the workplace, and insight is provided into how best to deal with situations, problems, and issues unique to being black in a white working world. This new edition has been updated to account for changes in social networking, the Obama effect, the economic downturn, and recent court decisions.

Take Me On

By Cherrie Lynn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Entangled: Select Contemporary
  • Book Code : 1640632344
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 516
  • Pdf File: take-me-on.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Gabriella Ross suffered every bride’s worst nightmare: a no-show groom. Now summer stretches before her with nowhere to go but home, at least until it’s time to go back to medical school. Determined to prove she might be down but definitely not out, she chucks all her old plans in favor of having a good time—starting with giving herself a pair of wings. Tattooed wings, that is, in the form of a phoenix on her back. When everyone else at Dermamania chickens out at the prospect of putting the gorgeous, perfect skin of the boss’s big sister under the needle, Ian Rhodes finds himself stepping up. Then unexpectedly connecting with her through tears that have nothing to do with the pain of getting inked. Attraction flares into one hot night that was supposed to stay that way—single, and secret. But best laid plans have a way of getting blown out of the water. Now two perfect strangers must plan for a very different future...beginning with whether there’s enough common ground to spend it together. Each book in the Ross Siblings series is STANDALONE: * Unleashed * Rock Me * Breathe Me In * Leave Me Breathless * Light Me Up * Take Me On * Watch Me Fall * Breathless