Description : It's not everyone's idea of a honeymoon - a 12000 mile flight from Scotland to Australia in a single engine, canvas covered plane. Even less idyllic if the pilot has only 44 hours flying experience and the navigator learned her job via a do-it-yourself course. But George and Kathy Wright from Glasgow did it - eventually. It took four months of trepidation and resourcefulness, fear and frustration, and delight and innocent blundering through the formalities of four continents. Refuelling in mid-air... landing at secret military airfields... trailed by police... the plane looted... caught up in the sensitivities of politics... marital tensions. Kathy Wright who, in 1968 was 24, kept a frank and meticulous diary. It is an absorbing, amusing and exciting story of the epic journey across the world of two young and very naive people.
Description : Kurt Pick was born in 1912, the only child of Austrian Jewish parents. In 1938, he had to leave his home in Vienna, fleeing the Nazi persecution of the Jews. He was captured but escaped and succeeded in being smuggled into Brussels, where he existed in fear, freezing cold and near starvation. In the Summer of 1939 he was appointed Administrator of a camp for Jewish refugee families at Marneffe near Brussels, becoming their official link with the outside world. Then Germany invaded Belgium, the 600 residents were evacuated and they joined the immense tide of refugee clogging the roads. Kurt survived the air attacks to reach Avesnes, but with the Germans now in occupation, Kurt snatched the first opportunity to leave Brussels, taking the job of baker at a boarding school in the Condroz. He soon discovered this was sheltering many Jews and was used as a center for the Resistance. After the Germans raided the school in 1943, Kurt was permanently on the run until at last, in September 1944, the Americans arrived to liberate Liège and the Germans were seen to be retreating. Almost all Kurt's family perished. It is a tribute to his courage that he survives without bitterness, his story touched with warmth and humor, his integrity intact.
Description : "Karina, wake up. There's water everywhere!" Cindy's panicked voice echoed through the dream, pulling her back to current history-to being lost in the Amazon, separated from Joe and the rest of her friends, lost and alone except for a young child who now depended on her to make life-preserving choices. Water splashed in Karina's face, reinforcing the urgency of the situation. Acting responsibly had always been a problem for fourteen-year-old Karina. Even though she had become a talented ultralight airplane pilot and had been chosen for a special school project in the Amazon, Karina seemed adept at finding ways for getting into trouble. Quick to anger, she often reacted emotionally without fully considering the consequences for her actions. Now an unauthorized flight had stranded Karina deep within the rainforest on an island in a wildly flooding river. Turbulent water crashed against the improvised shelter; she had only seconds to make her most responsible decision ever-a life-or-death decision. Karina grabbed seven-year-old Cindy and made her choice, hoping it was the right one and praying it wouldn't be her last.
Description : THIS BOOK IS TO ENCOURAGE ALL MOTHERS THAT CANNOT VISUALIZE THE END OF THEIR STORMS. ALTHOUGH MANY OF YOU MAY NOT HAVE TRAVELED THROUGH THE STORMS MY MOTHER OVERCAME, SHE IS SPEAKING OUT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CLOUDS WILL DEPART, AND THE SUN WILL DEFINITELY SHINE. SHE IS A LIVING WITNESS TO WHAT GOD CAN AND WILL DO IF YOU KEEP THE FAITH AND SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO HIM. SHE REPEATS THE 23rd CHAPTER OF PSALSMS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AND SHE HAS NEVER BEEN STEERED WRONG.
Description : Exciting, fun and humorous family adventure vacation story. A wild and challenging raft trip my children and I took through the River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. From planning for the trip, travel by small plane, fascinating river guides, and mixed bag of clients, to running wild white-water rapids, spills and thrills on the river, wildlife encounters, camping, hiking, and forest fires, the story tells how our family rose to the challenge and grew from the experience. Set in one of the great remaining wilderness areas of the United States, the story evokes in your mind the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of being on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. You will see the breathtaking vistas, hear the thundering rapids, smell the campfires, and feel the splash of cold water from the white- water rapids drench your body. When you are done reading the story you will probably get the itch to raft the Middle Fork too!
Description : In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.