The Man in the Red Bandanna

The Man in the Red Bandanna
Author: Honor Crowther Fagan
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN: 9781481961929
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man in the Red Bandanna Book Excerpt:

When Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red bandanna, which he always carried with him. On September 11, 2001, Welles Remy Crowther saved numerous people from the upper floors of the World Trade Center South Tower. "The Man in the Red Bandanna" recounts and celebrates his heroism on that day. Welles' story carries an inspirational message that will resonate with adults as well as young children.

The Red Bandanna Young Readers Adaptation

The Red Bandanna  Young Readers Adaptation
Author: Tom Rinaldi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 0425287637
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Bandanna Young Readers Adaptation Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Christopher Award An ILA-CBC Children’s Choices Book A NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Book Welles Crowther did not see himself as hero. He was just an ordinary kid who played sports, volunteered at his local fire department, and eventually headed off to college and then Wall Street to start a career. Throughout it all, he always kept a red bandanna in his pocket, a gift from his father. On September 11, 2001, Welles was working on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the Twin Towers were attacked. That day, Welles made a fearless choice, and in doing so, saved many lives. The survivors didn’t know his name, but one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Welles Crowther was a hero. Award-winning ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi brings Welles's inspirational story of selflessness and compassion to life in this accessible young readers’ adaptation of his New York Times bestselling book. This powerful story of making a difference through our actions is perfect for helping the post-9/11 generation understand the meaning of this historic day through the eyes of one young man. “Rinaldi’s young reader edition of his award-winning adult story puts a face on that day (9/11), a hero’s face, and brings to young people someone who stood brave in the toughest of times and who, in the end, was lost doing his best to help others survive.”—VOYA

The Red Bandanna

The Red Bandanna
Author: Tom Rinaldi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 0698407482
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Bandanna Book Excerpt:

A New York Times bestseller What would you do in the last hour of your life? The story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage One Sunday morning before church, when Welles Crowther was a young boy, his father gave him a red handkerchief for his back pocket. Welles kept it with him that day, and just about every day to come; it became a fixture and his signature. A standout athlete growing up in Upper Nyack, NY, Welles was also a volunteer at the local fire department, along with his father. He cherished the necessity and the camaraderie, the meaning of the role. Fresh from college, he took a Wall Street job on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center, but the dream of becoming a firefighter with the FDNY remained. When the Twin Towers fell, Welles’s parents had no idea what happened to him. In the unbearable days that followed, they came to accept that he would never come home. But the mystery of his final hours persisted. Eight months after the attacks, however, Welles’s mother read a news account from several survivors, badly hurt on the 78th floor of the South Tower, who said they and others had been led to safety by a stranger, carrying a woman on his back, down nearly twenty flights of stairs. After leading them down, the young man turned around. “I’m going back up,” was all he said. The survivors didn’t know his name, but despite the smoke and panic, one of them remembered a single detail clearly: the man was wearing a red bandanna. Tom Rinaldi’s The Red Bandanna is about a fearless choice, about a crucible of terror and the indomitable spirit to answer it. Examining one decision in the gravest situation, it celebrates the difference one life can make.

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories
Author: Robert Petterson
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 1496424034
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories Book Excerpt:

ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist! You wouldn’t believe it, but . . . James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, grew up mute. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Albert Einstein was bullied mercilessly in school. Beethoven’s mom almost aborted him. Life takes the strangest sharp turns—and sometimes, U-turns. Robert Petterson—popular speaker, storyteller, and author—has been a student for his entire life of what God is teaching us through those real-life U-turns. In this book, he compiles 365 amazing stories that teach lessons you won’t easily forget. Each entry is written in the rest-of-the-story style popularized by Paul Harvey. With The One Year Book of Amazing Stories, you’ll marvel at how God has used the lives of these ordinary people to change the course of human history.

The Woman Who Wasn t There

The Woman Who Wasn t There
Author: Robin Gaby Fisher,Angelo J Guglielmo
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 1451652097
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Who Wasn t There Book Excerpt:

Traces the story of Tania Head, who falsely claimed to be a September 11 survivor, describing her interviews with the co-author and the discovery that she was not in America at the time of the attacks.

Daily Guideposts 2017

Daily Guideposts 2017
Author: Guideposts,
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 459
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 0310346460
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daily Guideposts 2017 Book Excerpt:

Daily Guideposts 2017 centers on the theme “In God’s Hands” from Isaiah 41:10, and is filled with brand-new devotions from 49 writers. Each day readers will enjoy a Scripture verse, a true first-person story told in an informal, conversational style, which shares the ways God speaks to us in the ordinary events of life, and a brief prayer to help focus the reader to apply the day’s message. For those who wish for more scriptural depth, “Digging Deeper” provides additional Bible references that relate to the day’s reading. Enjoy favorite writers like Debbie Macomber, Edward Grinnan, Elizabeth Sherrill, Patricia Lorenz, Julia Attaway, Karen Barber, Sabra Ciancanelli, Marion Bond West, Brian Doyle, and Rick Hamlin, plus two new contributors. In just five minutes a day, Daily Guideposts helps readers find the spiritual richness in their own lives and welcomes them into a remarkable family of over one million people brought together by a desire to grow spiritually every day of the year.

The God Impulse

The God Impulse
Author: Jack Alexander
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN: 1493409573
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Impulse Book Excerpt:

For Jesus, truth and mercy went hand in hand. Where he preached he also healed. He didn't outsource one or the other to biblical scholars or nonprofit ministries. He presented the truth of the gospel through his words and his actions, and he did it all in a hands-on, relational way. And the reaction was the same wherever he went--people were amazed. Today we seem to have lost this powerful pattern of self-giving love, focusing on truth at the expense of mercy or on mercy at the expense of truth, and often failing to build genuine, lasting relationships with the people around us. In The God Impulse, Jack Alexander helps us recover Jesus's model, showing through biblical and modern real-life stories that God's first impulse toward us is mercy. He then sets forth a pattern for us to follow--to see, go, do, and endure--that not only spreads truth and love to those around us who are suffering but also causes them to gasp in amazement and consider the claims of the gospel for themselves.

That s My Son

That s My Son
Author: Rick Johnson
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN: 9781441200150
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That s My Son Book Excerpt:

Why are boys so different? Why would a trip to the garbage dump be such a highlight in a boy's life? What do boys need to learn in order to become good men? A mother's influence on her sons is unique and valuable, but still sometimes moms don't understand what makes their boys tick. They want to help their sons grow up to become men of honor and integrity, but that's a tremendous challenge. With refreshing honesty and a man's insight, author Rick Johnson offers the advice, understanding, and support every mom is looking for when it comes to raising godly sons. Using extensive research and humorous personal experiences, he addresses tough issues, such as communication, discipline, sexuality, and respect. Mothers, including single moms as well as grandmothers and teachers, will find wise counsel and reassurance in this practical and helpful book.

Stories From the Dance of Life Vol 1

Stories From the Dance of Life Vol  1
Author: Red Jordan Arobateau
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1411619412
Category: Lesbians
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories From the Dance of Life Vol 1 Book Excerpt:

Living Against the Grain

Living Against the Grain
Author: Tim Muldoon
Publsiher: Loyola Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 0829445048
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Against the Grain Book Excerpt:

2019 Best Book Awards, Finalist: Religion: Christianity 2018 Catholic Press Association Book Awards, Second Place: Children’s Books and Books for Teens By discerning our deepest desires, we discover our truest selves. Today’s popular culture thrives on telling us what we should do and who we should be. We need to have the prestigious job, the perfect relationship, the jam-packed social life, and we need to show it all off on social media. But can achieving those things provide the fulfillment that we all long for? Is there something bigger and better out there waiting for us? Tim Muldoon has counseled countless young adults on this very issue. In Living Against the Grain, Muldoon offers a field-tested strategy for those facing a time of transition to help them discern their deepest desires and discover their true purpose in and for this world. Each chapter focuses on a crucial aspect of decision making, such as traveling the unpaved road, discovering your calling, finding inner freedom, and loving authentically. Throughout the chapters, Muldoon poses reflective questions that make the material both personal and practical. By engaging in the unique discernment process found in this book, you’ll be wholly equipped to find the path you were meant to follow and become the person you were created to be.

The Line of the Sun

The Line of the Sun
Author: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1989
ISBN: 0820311065
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Line of the Sun Book Excerpt:

The beliefs of a simple Puerto Rican village are entwined with the struggles of daily life in an immigrant community in New Jersey through the adventures of Guzman, exiled from the village of Salud, and his adoring niece and biographer, Marisol

Yellow Wood

Yellow Wood
Author: Terry Trafton
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-08-03
ISBN: 1642375632
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Wood Book Excerpt:

Autumns in Southern Indiana blaze with vibrant colors and nowhere are they bolder and more spectacular than across the rolling hillsides around Jasper and Huntingburg in an area known as Yellow Wood. Against this fiery backdrop of fall colors begins an enchanting and unusual love story that puts conscience and faith in conflict. Physician and amateur photographer, 35-year-old Aaron Fain is obsessed with a beautiful Amish woman who has the uncanny ability to see things before they happen. When Aaron looks at the photographs he took of Emily Yoder, he is shocked by what he sees. Immersed in an eerie white light as she stares into the camera lens, in her eyes are images that are not only fascinating but also inexplicably frightening. In the seductive heat of a sweltering Midwestern summer overwhelming passions push their relationship beyond the boundaries of propriety. Fear of having to choose between her love for Aaron and her devotion to Amish customs and obligations weighs heavily on Emily’s conscience. Captivated by the simplicity and innocence of the Amish, Fain ‘s perceptions of the culture, despite his efforts toward a deeper understanding, remain idealized and superficial. One evening at sunset while sitting uneasily in a sparsely-furnished Amish living room, Fain sees a cloth doll without a face, without hands and arms, propped against the back of a stiff wooden chair. He immediately realizes that Emily has knowingly revealed aspects of her life that would shatter his romanticized perceptions. It is this harsh reality that causes a disenchanted Aaron Fain to turn away in disappointment. Susan Adams has returned to Jasper after a recent divorce, and it is to her that Aaron reveals a conscience darkened by guilt and anguish. Late on a summer night a slender shape on the stone pathway in Fain’s garden, her arms reach for Aaron as she tells him she wants to hear one last time her name on his lips, and that he must once again proclaim his love for her before the night sky changes forever. It is then that Fain understands the mystery that is Emily Yoder. Above them in the stone-cold blackness that is space, a new star blinks icy white and no longer is the vain Cassiopeia the reigning queen in the starry sky. Yellow Wood is a sensitive and magical love story about a materialistic starry-eyed doctor and an enigmatic Amish woman who has a profound knowledge of the stars and a mysterious alliance with the Lyra constellation. Set in the Amish Triangle of Southern Indiana, the story with its paranormal overtones reveals the tenuous and fragile nature of relationships and is guaranteed to keep the reader’s attention from beginning to end.

The 32nd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK Frederik Pohl

The 32nd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK    Frederik Pohl
Author: Frederik Pohl
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN: 1479420336
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 32nd Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK Frederik Pohl Book Excerpt:

Frederik Pohl was one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, with a career that spanned 7 decades (and won him every major award in the field). Included are ten of his classic novels and short stories: PLAGUE OF PYTHONS THE DAY OF THE BOOMER DUKES MY LADY GREENSLEEVES THE TUNNEL UNDER THE WORLD PYTHIAS SEARCH THE SKY (written with C. M. Kornbluth) THE HATED THE KNIGHTS OF ARTHUR SURVIVAL KIT PREFERRED RISK (written with Lester del Rey) AMY STOPS THE CLOCK (Bonus Mystery Story) DEATH FROM A FAMILY TREE (Bonus Mystery Story) If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Survival Kit

Survival Kit
Author: Frederik Pohl
Publsiher: Ozymandias Press
Total Pages: 47
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 1531265251
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survival Kit Book Excerpt:

It wasn't fair - a smart but luckless man like Mooney had to scrounge, while Harse always made out just because he had a...Survival Kit! Frederik Pohl truly astonishes with another masterpiece of science fiction, Survival Kit!

Phases of Gravity

Phases of Gravity
Author: Dan Simmons
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1497634504
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phases of Gravity Book Excerpt:

A New York Times–bestselling author’s moving novel about an astronaut returning to Earth, and the small steps and giant leaps love requires. Richard Baedecker thinks his greatest challenge was walking on the moon, but then he meets a mysterious woman who shows him his past. Join Baedecker as he comes to grips with the son and wife he lost owing to his passion for space exploration, his forgotten childhood, and the loss he experienced during the deadly flight of the Challenger. The most difficult exploration of his life is not the cold, rocky crevices of the moon, but the warm interior of his heart. Brilliant and beautifully written, Phases of Gravity is a masterpiece about love and loss that transports readers far beyond the confines of space and time. Phases of Gravity is a thoughtful, deeply involving novel from an author who has earned numerous honors, including the World Fantasy Award for Song of Kali and the Hugo Award for Hyperion.

The Last Ride

The Last Ride
Author: J.R. Roberts
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1645400212
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Ride Book Excerpt:

ONE WAY TICKET What's worse than baby-sitting a venomous, hell-born serial murderer is having two of the deranged killers to guard. Clint's latest assignment is escorting David Trask and John Redwater to another jail in Tombstone—where they're to pay the price for their cold-blooded crimes. But even that dark prospect and the shackles on their wrists don't stop them from stirring up trouble on the train. The Gunsmith is going to have to show them that he won't be taken for a ride—and make sure that this one is their last...

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet
Author: Herbert Gold
Publsiher: Skyhorse + ORM
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 1628721421
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Dead Yet Book Excerpt:

From a revered writer of the Beat Generation: a “tour de force” that contemplates aging—and how to make the most of it (Booklist). In this energetic, optimistic memoir, Herb Gold looks back on his life, not with regret or wistful recollections—but as a constant, ongoing journey. In a fascinating account of his life, he shares poignant and funny memories of the countless conversations, anecdotes, and atmospheres he has experienced and witnessed, all recollected in his vivid, striking prose. This is a book about how time overtakes us; how reminiscence, loss, hope, pain, success, failure—the lifelong accumulation of dreams and reality—continue to crowd around us with every passing day. In this age of overheated memoirs that exist merely to shock readers with supposedly stunning revelations, Not Dead Yet stands out with its rare, unique remembrances of a life truly lived by a man who saw every day as a rare opportunity he just couldn’t pass up. “Veteran writer Gold now confronts aging with warmth, humor, and a trace of angst. . . . Breezily charming, Gold captivates.” —Booklist “Altogether exhilarating.” —Los Angeles Times

Zazen

Zazen
Author: Vanessa Veselka
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 0593314905
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zazen Book Excerpt:

From the author of the National Book Award longlisted epic The Great Offshore Grounds, here is the debut novel that launched her career—a story of activism, police violence, and white guilt in a not so distant dystopian America. “An ambitious encapsulation of our modern times, Zazen tackles counterculture hipsters, geology, Buddhism, consumerism, terrorism, veganism, family drama, and, above all, love." —Judges' Citation, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize The world is on fire, and Della doesn’t know what, if anything, she should do about it. The country is poised on the brink of war. Curfews and other restrictions give the police an excuse for violence. Customers at the vaguely vegan cafe where Della is working after dropping out of grad school debate which foreign countries are the best to flee to: Costa Rica? Bali? Della’s parents—former revolutionaries—are more excited at the idea of her brother and his Black wife giving them biracial grandbabies than in engaging in any new actions; her nominally activist coworkers are mostly devoted to planning a massive sex party. Della floats between them, lost and numb. Then a bomb goes off: some shallow place of capitalistic worship demolished. Inspired, for reasons not entirely clear to herself, Della calls in a second—fake—bomb threat. But a bomb goes off there, too, and soon Della finds herself pulled in by a group of people who, for once, are promising to actually do something. No matter the consequences. Prescient when it was first published, Vanessa Veselka’s debut novel is even more revolutionary now. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL.

America Islam

America   Islam
Author: Lawrence Pintak
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN: 1788315588
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Islam Book Excerpt:

Donald Trump's first term as the 45th President of the United States of America has shocked the world. His attitudes towards Islam became a key point of contention on the campaign trail, and in power Trump has continued his war of divisive words and deeds. Here, acclaimed journalist Lawrence Pintak scrutinizes America's relationship with Islam since its foundation. Casting Donald Trump as a symptom of decades of misunderstanding and demonization of the Islamic world, as well as a cause of future tensions, Pintak shows how and why America's relationship with the world's largest religion has been so fractious, damaging and self-defeating. Featuring unique interviews with victims and perpetrators of Trump's policies, as well as analysis of the media's role in inflaming debate, America & Islam seeks to provide a complete guide to the twin challenges of terrorism and the polarizing rhetoric that fuels it, and sketches out a future based on co-operation and the reassertion of democratic values.

Last Chance Wife

Last Chance Wife
Author: Janette Foreman
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 1488087377
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Chance Wife Book Excerpt:

Her Secret Suitor When six-time mail-order bride Winifred Sattler is stranded in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, she’s grateful to find a temporary position at Mr. Ewan Burke’s business until she can return home. Ewan is handsome, but stuffy and serious—her complete opposite. Unlike her new anonymous correspondent, Mr. Businessman, who appreciates her bubbly optimism. To keep his mining company afloat, Ewan can’t be distracted by Winifred’s vivacious beauty. He needs a no-nonsense wife. Someone like Miss Thoroughly Disgruntled, the only respondent to his recent ad with whom he truly connected. In person, Winifred and Ewan don’t get along, but in their letters they’re falling in love. Will they discover a perfect match in each other?