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Oceans Apart

By Karen Kingsbury
  • ISBN Code: : 0310295122
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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A forgotten secret. A shocking discovery. A sacrifice of love that will bring Connor Evans to his knees. A story of hope and redemption from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury. Airline pilot Connor Evans and his wife, Michele, seem to be the perfect couple living what looks like a perfect life. Then a plane goes down in the Pacific Ocean. One of the casualties is Kiahna Siefert, a flight attendant Connor knew well. Too well. Kiahna’s will is very clear: before her seven-year-old son, Max, can be turned over to the state, he must spend the summer with the father he’s never met, the father who doesn’t know he exists: Connor Evans. Now will the presence of one lonely child and the truth he represents destroy Connor’s family? Or is it possible for healing and hope to appear in the shape of a seven-year-old boy? “[Kingsbury’s] ability to accurately express life’s sorrows and grief through her characters’ inner dialogue rings true time and again.” —Publishers Weekly on Every Now & Then “Her emotionally charged novels often contain a strong romantic component and feature Christians at odds with their everyday world. This title is no exception. Recommend this one to readers who enjoy well-drawn characters and contemporary settings.” —Library Journal on The Baxters Take Four

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  • Category : History
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The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The study and interpretation of the classics have never been restricted by geographical or linguistic boundaries but, in the case of the Americas, long colonial histories have often imposed such boundaries arbitrarily. This volume tracks networks across continents and oceans and uncovers the ways in which the shared histories and practices in the performance arts in the Americas have routinely defied national boundaries. With contributions from classicists, Latin American specialists, theatre and performance theorists, and historians, the Handbook also includes interviews with key writers, including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Charles Mee, and Anne Carson, and leading theatre directors such as Peter Sellars, Carey Perloff, Héctor Daniel-Levy, and Heron Coelho. This richly illustrated volume seeks to define the complex contours of the reception of Greek drama in the Americas, and to articulate how these different engagements - at local, national, or trans-continental levels, as well as across borders - have been distinct both from each other, and from those of Europe and Asia.

So-Called Normal

By Mark Henick
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443455040
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A vital and triumphant story of perseverance and recovery by one of Canada’s foremost advocates for mental health When Mark Henick was a teenager in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, he was overwhelmed by depression and anxiety that led to a series of increasingly dangerous suicide attempts. One night, he climbed onto a bridge over an overpass and stood in the wind, clinging to a girder. Someone shouted, “Jump, you coward!” Another man, a stranger in a brown coat, talked to him quietly, calmly and with deep empathy. Just as Henick’s feet touched open air, the man in the brown coat encircled his chest and pulled him to safety. This near-death experience changed Henick’s life forever. So-Called Normal is Henick’s memoir about growing up in a broken home and the events that led to that fateful night on the bridge. It is a vivid and personal account of the mental health challenges he experienced in childhood and his subsequent journey toward healing and recovery.

Beyond Tuesday Morning

By Karen Kingsbury
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 031029505X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
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The hope-filled sequel to the bestselling One Tuesday Morning. In this new novel by Karen Kingsbury, three years have passed since the terrorist attacks on New York City. Jamie Bryan, widow of a firefighter who lost his life on that terrible day, has found meaning in her season of loss by volunteering at St. Paul’s, the memorial chapel across the street from where the Twin Towers once stood. Here she meets a daily stream of people touched by the tragedy, including two men with whom she feels a connection. One is a firefighter also changed by the attacks, the other a police officer from Los Angeles. But as Jamie gets to know the police officer, she is stunned to find out that he is the brother of Eric Michaels, the man with the uncanny resemblance to Jamie’s husband, the man who lived with her for three months after September 11. Eric is the man she has vowed never to see again. Certain she could not share even a friendship with his brother, Jamie shuts out the police officer and delves deeper into her work at St. Paul’s. Now it will take the persistence of a tenacious man, the questions from her curious young daughter, and the words from her dead husband’s journal to move Jamie beyond one Tuesday morning. “Jamie Bryan took her position at the far end of the Staten Island Ferry, pressed her body against the railing, eyes on the place where the Twin Towers once stood. She could face it now, every day if she had to. The terrorist attacks had happened, the World Trade Center had collapsed, and the only man she’d ever loved had gone down with them. Late fall was warmer than usual, and the breeze across the water washed over Jamie’s face. If she could do this, if she could make this journey three times a week while Sierra was in school, then she could convince herself to get through another long, dark night. She could face the empty place in the bed beside her, face the longing for the man who had been her best friend, the one she’d fallen for when she was only a girl.”

Over Empires and Oceans

By Robert Bluffield
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  • Publisher : Tattered Flag
  • Book Code : 0957689268
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
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This a story of pioneers, intrepid aviators, adventurers, tycoons and innovators. It is also a story of dedication and determination, for despite fixed-wing aircraft proving their value over the battlefields of the Western Front during the First World War, convincing governments and public alike that they had a role in peacetime proved far more challenging. The Americans, as inventors of heavier-than-air powered flight, had briefly courted with a passenger airline across Tampa Bay in 1914, yet it took a further nine years for mail to be flown coast-to-coast. In 1919 a British company made the first international scheduled flight between London and Paris, but the continuation of regular services was thwarted by a less-than-enthusiastic government that allowed its generously subsidised French competition, for a short time at least, to fly cross-Channel passenger schedules unimpeded. The British eventually realzed that fast links with their Empire were vital, followed the example of the French and Dutch who had forged air links with their cousins in North Africa and the Far East. Meanwhile, in South America, the Germans, forbidden under the Versailles Treaty from any major aircraft-building, were establishing cunning supremacy by forming airlines throughout South America and in China. While America awaited a transcontinental passenger service, Juan Trippe's Pan American Airways was crossing swords with Ralph O'Neill of New York, Rio & Buenos Aires Line (NYRBA) for air supremacy between the US, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere in Latin America that led to the formation of arguably the world's greatest airline. In Russia, Igor Sikorsky had built a vast passenger-carrying aircraft, the Il'ya Muromets, and politicians debated whether giant airships or fixed-wing aircraft should rule the skies _ an issue that was put firmly to bed when the mighty German airship Hindenburg exploded while mooring at Lakehurst in 1937. Robert BluffieldÍs highly researched and detailed account tells the dramatic stories of explorers such as Kingsford Smith, Lindbergh and Cobham, and flamboyant entrepreneurs, some well known, others forgotten, who risked fortunes and reputations to follow their dreams of reaching and ruling the skies over empires, continents and oceans. Against bewildering adversity, corruption, underhanded deals and dwindling resources, these tenacious individuals braved the elements using primitive, entirely unsuitable equipment to establish earth-shrinking aerial services that criss-crossed the great oceans and the globe's most inhospitable territories. These are the stories of those pioneers _ of A_ropostale, CNAC, Air Orient, Imperial Airways, KLM, Deutsche Luft Hansa, Pan Am, SCADTA, The Condor Syndicat, Qantas and others that had a far-reaching impact on the way the modern world would travel.

Electoral Realignments

By David R. Mayhew
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300130031
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Political Science
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The study of electoral realignments is one of the most influential and intellectually stimulating enterprises undertaken by American political scientists. Realignment theory has been seen as a science able to predict changes, and generations of students, journalists, pundits, and political scientists have been trained to be on the lookout for “signs” of new electoral realignments. Now a major political scientist argues that the essential claims of realignment theory are wrong—that American elections, parties, and policymaking are not (and never were) reconfigured according to the realignment calendar. David Mayhew examines fifteen key empirical claims of realignment theory in detail and shows us why each in turn does not hold up under scrutiny. It is time, he insists, to open the field to new ideas. We might, for example, adopt a more nominalistic, skeptical way of thinking about American elections that highlights contingency, short-term election strategies, and valence issues. Or we might examine such broad topics as bellicosity in early American history, or racial questions in much of our electoral history. But we must move on from an old orthodoxy and failed model of illumination.

China in the Oceans: Quest for Expansion

By Neeraj Singh Manhas
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  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The Indian Ocean, the world's third-largest ocean, has surpassed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as the world's largest and most strategically important trade corridor. The Indian Ocean Region (IOR), which is surrounded by Africa, Asia, and Australia, serves as a maritime highway that connects transcontinental human and economic relationships. As the world's most populous region, it is home to one-third of the world's bulk cargo and roughly two-thirds of the world's oil tankers. China has had an interest in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) since the early 1960s. Since Beijing has been increasing its presence in the IOR for a variety of reasons-oil, trade, security, etc., over 30 per cent of China's seaborne trade is worth approximately US $300 billion transits through the IOR. The book is part of a larger study of Indo-Chinese maritime concerns. It traces India's maritime security strategy evolution. The book explains China's change from a cautious to a more assertive approach. However, in recent years, Beijing has begun to seek policies and actions to protect its maritime rights and interests in the Indo-Pacific area. Other countries are wary of China's expanding influence in the region. This book provides an outline of China's maritime security strategy beyond the Indian Ocean's "Strings of Pearls." The book attempts to analyse China's engagement in the Indian Ocean, India's concerns, and India's response to any Chinese moves. China has built and operates ports in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Maldives, Seychelles, Djibouti, Tanzania, and Kenya, among others. India's expanding regional importance puts it in conflict with China in some security circles. This book will be of considerable interest to the students of naval strategy, maritime security, Chinese politics and International Relations.

Moby-Duck

By Donovan Hohn
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110147596X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Science
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Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year A revelatory tale of science, adventure, and modern myth. When the writer Donovan Hohn heard of the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys at sea, he figured he would interview a few oceanographers, talk to a few beachcombers, and read up on Arctic science and geography. But questions can be like ocean currents: wade in too far, and they carry you away. Hohn's accidental odyssey pulls him into the secretive world of shipping conglomerates, the daring work of Arctic researchers, the lunatic risks of maverick sailors, and the shadowy world of Chinese toy factories. Moby-Duck is a journey into the heart of the sea and an adventure through science, myth, the global economy, and some of the worst weather imaginable. With each new discovery, Hohn learns of another loose thread, and with each successive chase, he comes closer to understanding where his castaway quarry comes from and where it goes. In the grand tradition of Tony Horwitz and David Quammen, Moby-Duck is a compulsively readable narrative of whimsy and curiosity.

No Ocean Here

By Sweta Srivastava Vikram
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  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Book Code : 1615991573
  • Total of Pages : 66
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Brave New Collection Honors Women's Spirit Worldwide "No Ocean Here" bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern, and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting, and bold narratives, presented in the form of poems. "Sweta Srivastava Vikram is no ordinary poet. The 44 poems in this slim volume carry the weight of unspeakable horrors and injustices against women. Sweta's words span the globe. Her spare and evocative phrases weave a dark tapestry of oppressive conventions that in the telling and in our reading and hearing, she helps to unravel." -- Kay Chernush, Founder/Director, ArtWorks for Freedom About the Author Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, two times Pushcart Prize nominated-poet, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and educator whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a non-fiction book of prose and poems. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries in three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City with her husband. Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.com From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com POE005060 Poetry: American - Asian American SOC028000 Social Science: Women's Studies - General FAM001000 Family & Relationships: Abuse - General

Tears Across the Ocean

By Jean Andersen
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440177597
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 516
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This is the story of the McCall Family and how they deal with life when their loved one Sgt. Randy Mc-Call is deployed to the MIDDLE EAST during a time of war. The Story centers around 7 year old Jason who misses and needs his father. He writes letters to Santa, the President of United States and even a letter to GOD asking for help in bringing his father home for Christmas. True Stories of war heroes and e-mails from Iraq will touch the heart of the reader. A poignant letter “TEARS ACROSS the OCEAN” is exchanged between father and son. Sometimes all we have is HOPE, PRAYER and LETTERS when families are torn apart by war. This book may make you laugh, make you cry but it should definitely make you “Think”. GOD BLESS YOU and all of America.

Marine Protected Areas and Ocean Conservation

By Tundi S. Agardy
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 9780080551036
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Science
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This book reviews the need for marine conservation, summarizes general measures for ocean and coastal conservation, and explains the rationale for establishing marine protected areas. The second half of the book is essentially a guideline for designing and implementing protected areas in order to make them viable and long-lasting in their effectiveness.

The Ocean Basins and Margins

By Alan E.M. Nairn,Francis G. Stehli,Seiya Uyeda
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461580412
  • Total of Pages : 642
  • Category : Science
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