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Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell

By Chas Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 0062202545
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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A finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell, is surfer and former war reporter Chas Smith’s wild and unflinching look at the high-stakes world of surfing on Oahu’s North Shore—a riveting, often humorous, account of beauty, greed, danger, and crime. For two months every winter, when Pacific storms make landfall, swarms of mainlanders, Brazilians, Australians, and Europeans flock to Oahu’s paradisiacal North Shore in pursuit of some of the greatest waves on earth for surfing’s Triple Crown competition. Chas Smith reveals how this influx transforms a sleepy, laid-back strip of coast into a lawless, violent, drug-addled, and adrenaline-soaked mecca. Smith captures this exciting and dangerous place where locals, outsiders, the surf industry, and criminal elements clash in a fascinating look at class, race, power, money, and crime, set within one of the most beautiful places on earth. The result is a breathtaking blend of crime and adventure that captures the allure and wickedness of this idyllic golden world.

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  • Pdf File: the-critical-surf-studies-reader.pdf

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The evolution of surfing—from the first forms of wave-riding in Oceania, Africa, and the Americas to the inauguration of surfing as a competitive sport at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics—traverses the age of empire, the rise of globalization, and the onset of the digital age, taking on new meanings at each juncture. As corporations have sought to promote surfing as a lifestyle and leisure enterprise, the sport has also narrated its own epic myths that place North America at the center of surf culture and relegate Hawai‘i and other indigenous surfing cultures to the margins. The Critical Surf Studies Reader brings together eighteen interdisciplinary essays that explore surfing's history and development as a practice embedded in complex and sometimes oppositional social, political, economic, and cultural relations. Refocusing the history and culture of surfing, this volume pays particular attention to reclaiming the roles that women, indigenous peoples, and people of color have played in surfing. Contributors. Douglas Booth, Peter Brosius, Robin Canniford, Krista Comer, Kevin Dawson, Clifton Evers, Chris Gibson, Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Scott Laderman, Kristin Lawler, lisahunter, Colleen McGloin, Patrick Moser, Tara Ruttenberg, Cori Schumacher, Alexander Sotelo Eastman, Glen Thompson, Isaiah Helekunihi Walker, Andrew Warren, Belinda Wheaton

Waterman

By David Davis
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803285140
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: waterman.pdf

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Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America’s first superstar Olympic swimmer. The original “human fish” set dozens of world records and topped the world rankings for more than a decade; his rivalry with Johnny Weissmuller transformed competitive swimming from an insignificant sideshow into a headliner event. Kahanamoku used his Olympic renown to introduce the sport of “surf-riding,” an activity unknown beyond the Hawaiian Islands, to the world. Standing proudly on his traditional wooden longboard, he spread surfing from Australia to the Hollywood crowd in California to New Jersey. No American athlete has influenced two sports as profoundly as Kahanamoku did, and yet he remains an enigmatic and underappreciated figure: a dark-skinned Pacific Islander who encountered and overcame racism and ignorance long before the likes of Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Jackie Robinson. Kahanamoku’s connection to his homeland was equally important. He was born when Hawaii was an independent kingdom; he served as the sheriff of Honolulu during Pearl Harbor and World War II and as a globetrotting “Ambassador of Aloha” afterward; he died not long after Hawaii attained statehood. As one sportswriter put it, Duke was “Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey combined down here.” In Waterman, award-winning journalist David Davis examines the remarkable life of Duke Kahanamoku, in and out of the water.

Welcome to Hell Box Set

By Demelza Carlton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lost Plot Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 139
  • Pdf File: welcome-to-hell-box-set.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The devilishly sexy CEO. The angelic new office temp. A match made in Heaven or Hell? Four bargain-priced bestsellers in one box! This box set includes: Welcome to Hell (Mel Goes to Hell #1) See You in Hell (Mel Goes to Hell #2) Mel Goes to Hell (Mel Goes to Hell #3) Melody Angel's Guide to Heaven and Hell Welcome to Hell: "Good morning. Welcome to HELL." Mel hates job interviews - and this one's shaping up to be the interview from Hell. From the grumpy receptionist to the disturbingly demonic interview panel and the sleazy CEO, it seems landing her first job is the least of Mel's worries. Can she make it out of the office alive without selling her soul? See You in Hell: Melody Angel takes a job as a temp at the HELL Corporation. Surrounded by eternal bureaucracy gone mad, demons who love making life miserable, and dying for a decent coffee, it may take a miracle for Mel's mission to succeed. She must find out what evil plans Lucifer and his minions have in store and stop them, using any means necessary. Adding trouble and temptation to Mel's job is Luce Iblis, the damnably hot CEO, who has set his smouldering eyes on the new office angel and he's determined to claim her, body and soul. Can ultimate evil and angelic perfection escape a limbo of desire and find a paradise of their own? Mel Goes to Hell: The ultimate forbidden love - when Lucifer falls for an angel. Luce and Mel unearth an age-old conspiracy behind his fall from Heaven which could doom their love for eternity. Yet in the deepest levels of Hell lies a secret that could hold their salvation. Eternal damnation awaits any angel who descends into the Pit of Despair, but Mel will move Heaven and Earth to save Lucifer's soul. Armed with little more than the fury of a righteous angel, Mel will raise Hell in the name of love. From the heights of Heaven to the depths of Hell, can love truly conquer all? A tiny taste of what's in store: "Do you know how long you've made me wait?" Luce lifted his chin. "Close the door." Mel turned and kicked the door shut with the sole of one shoe. The click of it closing coincided with her eyes meeting Luce's once more. "Now strip and get your arse on the desk," Luce instructed. Mel stared at him. He couldn't be serious, could he? "Every other girl in this building knows how to do as she's told. Do you know how many girls I've had on this desk? You should consider yourself lucky. The last one I had in here was so quick getting undressed that I managed to give her a full fifteen minutes of my time. At this rate, you'll be lucky to have five." Mel became transfixed by the timber desktop. "Did you wipe it clean afterwards?" "What?" Luce's face reddened. Keywords: Dark comedy, Satire, new adult, supernatural, workplace romance, satirical office humour, angels and demons, paranormal romance, business and political humour, CEO secretary romance, redemption, Lucifer, Heaven, Hell

Journey from Gauntlet to Paradise

By Roger A. Vincent
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Book Code : 1466942983
  • Total of Pages : 506
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: journey-from-gauntlet-to-paradise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Journey from Gauntlet to Paradise begins with author Roger Vincents early years as a curly-haired little boy on Grandmas Hill Farm and follows the author and his wife through their life travels. A thrilling, awe-inspiring journey awaits all who venture along with author Roger Vincent, and the love of his life, Betty May, as they journey through over sixty national parks along the way. We all live in critical times, times that are crucial and sometimes even dangerous. The Bible informs us that God is a God of exclusive devotion, but who can manage to do that? Vincent tells us not to worry because God doesnt expect us to exclusively devote ourselves to Him. If it were not for God excusing our errors, none of us would survive his inevitable day of reckoning! Through his lifes journey, he comes to understand the fact that despite who we are, we will all face judgment day when we die. The question he poses is this: who among us has a strong and solid knowledge of God and the Bible? They are the ones who will draw closer to God.

Faith and Loving on the Way to Heaven

By James Shinn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462027458
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 480
  • Pdf File: faith-and-loving-on-the-way-to-heaven.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Come on a journey of faith, love and learning on one psychotherapist's spiritual journey to the Promised Land. The author promises you will be entertained, enlightened and encouraged as you learn answers to many spiritual questions that face travelers in a rapidly changing society. This self-help book, will direct you to helping yourself as you receive from the Greatest Helper in history.

Of Heaven And Hell

By Kim Fielding
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 1925222527
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 636
  • Pdf File: of-heaven-and-hell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether you like your angels and demons naughty or nice...Whether you like them angelic or demonic, we have a story for you.Our authors have tuned up their harp strings, and let loose their inner demons.We have demons with inner angels itching to be let loose.And angels teetering on the brink.We have dark. We have light.We have angst. And forbidden love.We have happy endings and not so happy endings...We have the stories OF HEAVEN AND HELL.STORIES INCLUDED:CORRUPTIONKim FieldingTenrael was once a proud demon who carried nightmares to humans.Now he exists in miserable servitude to men who plunk down ten dollars to fulfill their dark desires.Agent Charles Grimes figures a captive demon is just another assignment...That is until he meets Tenrael.#PURGATORYM.C. RayneBailey discovered that losing the person you love can do more than break your heart.It can shatter it into a million different pieces.And have you stepping into darkness.All he wanted was to be reunited with Greyson.He didn't know his actions would lead him to his nightmare.#SIN TO GET SAVEDMichael P. ThomasEarnest anti-gay evangelical Hubert dies in a freak accident. When a handsome angel named Bartholomew makes brazen overtures in the Afterlife, humble Hubert realizes his soul may have taken a wrong turn. But turning back to the straight and narrow isn't quite as easy as he hopes it will be. #CARDINAL SINSMann RamblingsBlack magic, angels, and decadence bind Jacob and Ozzie together in a twisted web of fascination with each other.Now a new element has risen to test them: Danger.#A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY DEMONAsta IdoneaIt should have been an easy job: a contract signed and a new soul earmarked for Hell.But when suave demon deal-maker Saul chooses nerdy Thomas Ives as his next target, little does he know what lies in store.#PURGATORY PINK: A FABULOUS FABLEEric GoberA fable with no morals . . .About an angel with desires . . .For the demon who torments him.Will they both burn in hell?#FADE TO LIGHTNephy HartOne of them has no past. One has no future. Loss is inevitable, but when demons come calling, a soul is too high a price to pay.#GUARDIANEddy LeFeyA Guardian Angel's whole being is controlled directly by God.Callum trusts in that.So when he meets his new human charge-a special college student named Rory-he doesn't count on feeling attraction.And he certainly doesn't expect Rory to change his life... forever.#DRAWING DEADS.ZanneDevin is a demon.James is merely human.But who holds the winning hand is still in question...#A WOLF IN THE FOLDJana DenardoFor centuries Carduus followed his incubus nature.Joyfully seducing and draining the life force of his lovers.That is, until the day he met Mark, a lover Carduus didn't want to kill.Before he knew it, Carduus found himself helping the detective by taking out criminals.But can a demon really work for the side of the angels?#DRIPPING IN SINKassandra LeaFinding an appropriate outfit to wear for an important date is never easy.Not even for a demon Flynn is trying but it's a hard task... Especially when encounters with his angel usually involve no clothing at all...

Battle Cry Compendium Volume 4

By Dr. D. K. Olukoya
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
  • Book Code : 061596544X
  • Total of Pages : 322
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: battle-cry-compendium-volume-4.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Battle Cry Compendium Volume 4 Battle Cry Compendium is a compilation of spiritual warfare bulletins of messages by Dr. D. K. Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide, for prayer warriors and intercessors. It is an outstanding collection for those who seek spiritual power from the Almighty.

See You in Hell

By Demelza Carlton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lost Plot Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: see-you-in-hell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A devilishly hot CEO. The angelic new office temp. A match made in Heaven or Hell? Melody Angel takes a job as a temp at the HELL Corporation. Surrounded by eternal bureaucracy gone mad, demons who love making life miserable, and dying for a decent coffee, it may take a miracle for Mel's mission to succeed. She must find out what evil plans Lucifer and his minions have in store and stop them, using any means necessary. Adding trouble and temptation to Mel's job is Luce Iblis, the damnably hot CEO, who has set his smouldering eyes on the new office angel and he's determined to claim her, body and soul. Can ultimate evil and angelic perfection escape a limbo of desire and find a paradise of their own? A tiny taste of what's in store: "Do you know how long you've made me wait?" Luce lifted his chin. "Close the door." Mel turned and kicked the door shut with the sole of one shoe. The click of it closing coincided with her eyes meeting Luce's once more. "Now strip and get your arse on the desk," Luce instructed. Mel stared at him. He couldn't be serious, could he? "Every other girl in this building knows how to do as she's told. Do you know how many girls I've had on this desk? You should consider yourself lucky. The last one I had in here was so quick getting undressed that I managed to give her a full fifteen minutes of my time. At this rate, you'll be lucky to have five." Mel became transfixed by the timber desktop. "Did you wipe it clean afterwards?" "What?" Luce's face reddened. Keywords: Dark comedy, Satire, new adult, supernatural, workplace romance, satirical office humour, angels and demons, paranormal romance, business and political humour, CEO secretary romance, redemption, Lucifer, Heaven, Hell

Come and Die: Dying to Self and Living for Christ, A Book on Christian Discipleship

By Joshua West
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Book Code : 1649601735
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 686
  • Pdf File: come-and-die.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In today's Church, we see the world beginning to filter in as people bend to the pressures of this life. But in the Scriptures, Jesus calls us to do something radical--to come and die. As we die to our flesh, we will live with the eternal reward found only in Him. But what does that kind of death look like? In Come and Die, Pastor Joshua West explores the Scriptures and extrapolates verses to show just what Christ means when He tells His followers to "take up your cross and follow Me." Are you brave enough to accept His call, or will you continue to live this shallow, empty life that holds no eternal meaning or reward?

Revival

By Dr. D. K. Olukoya
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Battle Cry Christian Ministries
  • Book Code : 9789201834
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: revival.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There is urgent need for revival in the church as body and in the lives of individual Christian. A Christian must hunger and thirst for spiritual growth. Many Christians are in a state of spiritual slumber. We must wake up or end up in hell. When there is revival, people show concern for where they will spend eternity; they begin to hunger and thirst after God in earnest. To make heaven, Christians must make every necessary sacrifice to get revived. This book is a wake-up call for those who are in spiritual slumber. It is a pointer to the part we must take and the pitfalls we must avoid if we must be revived. One thing is sure, if you digest the contents of this book and say the prayers with your whole heart, you will know, and neighbours will testify that something new has happed in your life.

The Hellion

By S. A. Hunt
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1250306493
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: the-hellion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For fans of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Stranger Things: S. A. Hunt’s The Hellion, third installment of their horror-tinged action-adventure series about a punk YouTuber on a mission to hunt down the supernatural, one vid at a time Robin Martine has destroyed witches all across the country, but since her confrontation with the demon Andras, Robin has had to deal with her toughest adversary yet: herself. While coming to grips with new abilities, she and her boyfriend Kenway make their way to the deserts of rural Texas, where new opportunities await. Something lurks in this isolated town of Keystone Hills: a dangerous gang ruled by a husband who wields an iron fist over his wife and daughter. Robin vows to protect these Latina women from harm, but may be underestimating how powerful Santiago Valenzuela is... and how his shapeshifting powers may pose a threat to everyone Robin holds dear. The Malus Domestica series #1: Burn the Dark #2: I Come with Knives #3: The Hellion At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Song for Drowned Souls

By Bernard Minier
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mulholland
  • Book Code : 1444732307
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: a-song-for-drowned-souls.pdf

Book Short Summary:

They find the boy by the swimming pool, dolls floating on its surface. Inside the house, his teacher lies dead. But he claims to remember nothing... Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of its professors is murdered, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie. The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz's university sweetheart; and when she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse. To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old and terrible wounds. It will be his most dangerous - and his most personal - investigation yet. A Song for Drowned Souls is the new novel by international bestseller Bernard Minier, author of The Frozen Dead, which was selected by The Sunday Times as one of the best crime novels in recent years.

The Hunting Wind

By Steve Hamilton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 9781429905091
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: the-hunting-wind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Before he became a private investigator, before he served in the Detroit police, and long before he retreated to the wintry reaches of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Alex McKnight played ball in the minor leagues. He doesn't spend much time thinking about those days, at least not until a former teammate comes looking for him. . . . The man's here to ask a favor. He wants Alex to help him find the woman with whom he had a brief, passionate affair three decades ago. Who is Alex to deny his friend a chance to ward off a classic midlife chill by rekindling an old flame? But as the search deepens, McKnight begins to suspect that he hasn't been told the full story. And there might just be a reason why this mysterious woman is so hard to find. The Hunting Wind continues Steve Hamilton's award-winning and New York Times-bestselling Alex McKnight series.