Travel Light Move Fast

Travel Light  Move Fast
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 0698406648
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travel Light Move Fast Book Excerpt:

From bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived Six months before he died in Budapest, Tim Fuller turned to his daughter: “Let me tell you the secret to life right now, in case I suddenly give up the ghost." Then he lit his pipe and stroked his dog Harry’s head. Harry put his paw on Dad’s lap and they sat there, the two of them, one man and his dog, keepers to the secret of life. “Well?” she said. “Nothing comes to mind, quite honestly, Bobo,” he said, with some surprise. “Now that I think about it, maybe there isn’t a secret to life. It’s just what it is, right under your nose. What do you think, Harry?” Harry gave Dad a look of utter agreement. He was a very superior dog. “Well, there you have it,” Dad said. After her father’s sudden death, Alexandra Fuller realizes that if she is going to weather his loss, she will need to become the parts of him she misses most. So begins Travel Light, Move Fast, the unforgettable story of Tim Fuller, a self-exiled black sheep who moved to Africa to fight in the Rhodesian Bush War before settling as a banana farmer in Zambia. A man who preferred chaos to predictability, to revel in promise rather than wallow in regret, and who was more afraid of becoming bored than of getting lost, he taught his daughters to live as if everything needed to happen all together, all at once—or not at all. Now, in the wake of his death, Fuller internalizes his lessons with clear eyes and celebrates a man who swallowed life whole. A master of time and memory, Fuller moves seamlessly between the days and months following her father’s death, as she and her mother return to his farm with his ashes and contend with his overwhelming absence, and her childhood spent running after him in southern and central Africa. Writing with reverent irreverence of the rollicking grand misadventures of her mother and father, bursting with pandemonium and tragedy, Fuller takes their insatiable appetite for life to heart. Here, in Fuller’s Africa, is a story of joy, resilience, and vitality, from one of our finest writers.

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-01-22
ISBN: 0698145615
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Before the Rains Come Book Excerpt:

The New York Times Bestseller from the author of Travel Light, Move Fast "One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing."—Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller. Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller’s delicate balance—between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage—irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller’s father—"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear. Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa.

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN: 1101517700
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness Book Excerpt:

“Fuller brings Africa to life, both its natural splendor and the harsher realities of day-to-day existence, and sheds light on her parents in all their humanness—not a glaring sort of light, but the soft equatorial kind she so beautifully describes in this memoir.” —Bookpage A story of survival and war, love and madness, loyalty and forgiveness, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is an intimate exploration of Fuller’s parents, whom readers first met in Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, and of the price of being possessed by Africa’s uncompromising, fertile, death-dealing land. We follow Tim and Nicola Fuller hopscotching the continent, restlessly trying to establish a home. War, hardship, and tragedy follow the family even as Nicola fights to hold on to her children, her land, her sanity. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken by the continent she loves, it is the African earth that revives and nurtures her. Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness is Fuller at her very best. Alexandra Fuller is the author of several memoirs: Travel Light, Move Fast, Leaving Before the Rains Come and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight.

BattleTech The Nellus Academy Incident

BattleTech  The Nellus Academy Incident
Author: Jennifer Brozek
Publsiher: Catalyst Game Labs
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BattleTech The Nellus Academy Incident Book Excerpt:

THE WARRIORS OF TOMORROW… The battlefields of the 31st century are ruled by the BattleMech; twelve-meter-tall, 100-ton bipedal engines of pure destruction. Piloted by MechWarriors, commanded by neo-feudal officers, owned by national governments and band of mercenaries, these ’Mechs make every other ground combat vehicle obsolete. This is the warfare of fusion-powered giants. This is BattleTech. THRUST INTO BATTLE TODAY… Allegra Greene is no stranger to the military; her father is a general, after all. But when she enters the Nellus Military Academy, she finds far more than she expected. She finds a group of friends that will keep her going, challenging training, and instructors that push her to the edge and beyond. Unfortunately, that's not all she finds, and soon the endemic politics and warfare of the Inner Sphere reach the Nellus Academy. And when their spaceship is hijacked and crash-lands on a remote moon, Allegra and her friends find themselves in a life-or-death struggle just to survive!

Canoe and Kayak Handbook

Canoe and Kayak Handbook
Author: British Canoe Union
Publsiher: Pesda Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780953195657
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canoe and Kayak Handbook Book Excerpt:

The official canoeing and kayaking instruction instruction handbook of the British Canoe Union. This book is an invaluable source of information for novice and experts. for the beginner it will provide a good overview of all aspects of the different paddlesports and a firm foundation in the various disciplines.

TATTOO ZOO

TATTOO ZOO
Author: Paul Avallone
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-03
ISBN: 1491725001
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TATTOO ZOO Book Excerpt:

A novel of the Afghan War, authentic, boots-on-the-ground, TATTOO ZOO comes from a veteran of three-plus years in the war--first as a Green Beret, then later years as a freelance writer/photographer embedded with US Army infantry units. This is the story of the courage, camaraderie and sacrifice of the men of the fictional platoon of the title, as these GIs fight a fierce Taliban in a nowhere piece of picturesque real estate called Wajma Valley, while battling a politically correct four-star command determined to prosecute the Zoosters for war crimes or simply leave them in the valley to die.

Sterling

Sterling
Author: Robert Cameron
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-05-29
ISBN: 1908487372
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sterling Book Excerpt:

Meet Robert Cameron. 'Cam' trained as a covert military operator for the British Army. A hardened ex-Special Forces veteran of Sierra Leone and other major actions including UK counter-terrorism operations. Now, with the military behind him, it seems Cam is living a quiet life in the English Lake District but between suffering flash-backs to his secret past that he would rather forget, he is planning. But planning for what? He may no longer be part of the covert world, but Cam still has his specialist skills and training - he is also armed with an archive of undealt with terrorist activists in the UK and their personal details and whereabouts... He is ready to start his crusade. However, as he discovers - a plan never survives first contact.

Deathstalker Rebellion

Deathstalker Rebellion
Author: Simon R. Green
Publsiher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN: 1625671814
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deathstalker Rebellion Book Excerpt:

To the Empire, Owen Deathstalker is an Outlaw. To the inhuman Hadenmen, he is the Redeemer. And to the underground, he is humanity’s last hope. Above all else, he is the last of a legendary warrior clan who is determined to bring down an Empire rotted by corruption, greed, and institutionalized slavery. Owen will fire the first shot by breaching Golgotha, the heavily guarded home planet of the Empress and the location of her overflowing coffers. Besides enraging and embarrassing the Iron Bitch (one of the few perks of leading the revolution), robbing the Empire will help to fund the rebellion and garner support from the public. But starting a revolution is one thing. To win it, Owen and his companions will have to convince key planets to join the fight. Scattered across the galaxy, Owen’s band of misfits struggle to embrace their new roles as leaders while facing espionage, treachery, and the unexpected challenges of making their rebellion a reality. Deathstalker: Rebellion is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Simon R. Green’s beloved space opera series.

Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge
Author: William L. Shea,Earl J. Hess
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN: 0807869767
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pea Ridge Book Excerpt:

The 1862 battle of Pea Ridge in northwestern Arkansas was one of the largest Civil War engagements fought on the western frontier, and it dramatically altered the balance of power in the Trans-Mississippi. This study of the battle is based on research in archives from Connecticut to California and includes a pioneering study of the terrain of the sprawling battlefield, as well as an examination of soldiers' personal experiences, the use of Native American troops, and the role of Pea Ridge in regional folklore. "A model campaign history that merits recognition as a major contribution to the literature on Civil War military operations.--Journal of Military History "Shines welcome light on the war's largest battle west of the Mississippi.--USA Today "With its exhaustive research and lively prose style, this military study is virtually a model work of its kind.--Publishers Weekly "A thoroughly researched and well-told account of an important but often neglected Civil War encounter.--Kirkus Reviews "Offers the rich tactical detail, maps, and order of battle that military scholars love but retains a very readable style combined with liberal use of recollections of the troops and leaders involved.--Library Journal "This book is assured of a place among the best of all studies that have been published on Civil War campaigns.--American Historical Review "Destined to become a Civil War classic and a model for writing military history.--Civil War History "A campaign study of a caliber that all should strive for and few will equal.--Journal of American History "An excellent and detailed book in all accounts, scholarly and readable, with both clear writing and excellent analysis. . . . Utterly essential . . . for any serious student of the Civil War.--Civil War News

Twilight s Last Gleaming

Twilight s Last Gleaming
Author: John Michael Greer
Publsiher: Aeon Books
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-05-13
ISBN: 1911597787
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twilight s Last Gleaming Book Excerpt:

A chilling high-concept geo-political thriller where a declining United States and a resurgent China come to the brink of all out nuclear war.The year is 2028. Oil is the black gold that controls the fortunes of all nations and the once-mighty United States is down to the dregs. A giant oil field is discovered off the Tanzanian coast and the newly elected US President finds his solution to America's ailing economy. While the US blindly plots and plans regime change in this hitherto insignificant African nation, Tanzania's allies - the Chinese - start their own secret machinations. The explosion that follows shatters a decades-old balance of global power and triggers a crisis on American soil that the United States may not survive.Political conspiracies, military manouvers, and covert activities are woven together in this fast-paced, gripping novel that paints a stark warning of an uncomfortably likely future.

Wolfhound Empire

Wolfhound Empire
Author: Peter Higgins
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2016-10-13
ISBN: 1473210658
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolfhound Empire Book Excerpt:

Peter Higgins' Vlast is a superbly imagined 'other' Russia, an epic land of trackless forest, sentient rain and powers deep in the Earth. Inspector Vissarion Lom is summoned to the great capital city of Mirgorod to catch the terrorist Josef Kantor. He's been chosen because he's an outsider, impartial to the capital's cruel politics - though not for long. His investigation opens his eyes to a city teeming with corruption: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, and a conspiracy that extends to the upper echelons of the government. But Lom soon has other concerns. Nature is turning against the city, and the horrors of war threaten everyone within its walls. WOLFHOUND EMPIRE brings this incredibly powerful trilogy together for the first time.

Wolfhound Century

Wolfhound Century
Author: Peter Higgins
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN: 0575130563
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wolfhound Century Book Excerpt:

A thousand miles east of Mirgorod, the great capital city of the Vlast, deep in the ancient forest, lies the most recent fallen angel, its vast stone form half-buried and fused into the rock by the violence of impact. As its dark energy leeches into the crash site, so a circle of death expands around it, slowly - inexorably - killing everything it touches. Alone in the wilderness, it reaches out with its mind. The endless forest and its antique folk lore are no concern to Inspector Vissarion Lom, summoned to the capital in order to catch a terrorist - and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. A totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen to crush home-grown terrorism with an iron fist. But Lom discovers Mirgorod to be more corrupted than he imagined: a murky world of secret police and revolutionaries, cabaret clubs and doomed artists. Lom has been chosen because he is an outsider, not involved in the struggle for power within the party. And because of the sliver of angel stone implanted in his head at the children's home. Lom's investigation reveals a conspiracy that extends to the top echelons of the party. When he exposes who - or rather what - is the controlling intelligence behind this, it is time for the detective to change sides. Pursued by rogue police agents and their man-crushing mudjhik, Lom must protect Kantor's step-daughter Maroussia, who has discovered what is hidden beneath police headquarters: a secret so ancient that only the forest remembers. As they try to escape the capital and flee down river, elemental forces are gathering. The earth itself is on the move.

Mountain Mayhem

Mountain Mayhem
Author: Warren Stucki
Publsiher: Sunstone Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-01-25
ISBN: 1611393760
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Mayhem Book Excerpt:

When Dr. Lawrence A. Cooper (Coop) and two friends, Harvey Peck and Mack McGeary, saddle up for a wilderness fishing trip, they have no idea what mayhem lies ahead. While searching for a legendary trout lake, not only do they manage to get themselves hopelessly lost, but they also have a bloodied sixteen-year-old girl stumble into their camp. She is severely beaten, sexually assaulted and barely alive. Though Coop does everything to save her, she dies twenty-four hours later. Now they have a body and big problem. It is uncommonly warm for the mountains, and they have no idea how long it may take to find their way back to civilization. Reluctantly, Coop decides to perform a field autopsy to collect and preserve vital forensic evidence before the body decomposes. When he finishes, it is nearly dark and too late to break camp. The next morning they awaken to discover the body and all the forensic samples are missing. Now they must somehow find their way back to civilization, then convince the authorities of a grisly murder, but with no body and no evidence.

Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders

Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders
Author: Donald Meichenbaum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN: 1000070271
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders Book Excerpt:

Integrating client stories, research and evidence-based strategies, this Workbook offers educational information, clinical tools and coping techniques to assist addiction patients on the journey toward recovery. Chapters include psycho-educational information on the science behind addiction and examine how patients engaging in resilience behaviors can alter brain functions. A set of three appendices then evaluates what "works" for the treatment of individuals with addictive disorders including ways to engage patients in the treatment process and ways to assess residential treatment programs. Lastly, a glossary of the "language of recovery" terms provides patients and their family members with the guidelines to monitor treatment gains, support their journey of recovery and bolster their resilience. Healthcare providers and those suffering from addictive disorders alike will benefit from the approachable discussion of the science and history behind addiction, the personal case-studies and the patient-friendly set of coping toolbox-activities designed to develop lasting behavioral changes.

Three Men in a Niva

Three Men in a Niva
Author: Tim Healing
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2006-02
ISBN: 1411675835
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Men in a Niva Book Excerpt:

After three years of living and working in Kazakhstan as a development worker, Tim Healing decides to take one last trip to explore the remote areas of Kyrgyzstan and southern Kazakhstan. Without any planning whatsoever, he sets off with two friends, a Sean Connery look-alike and a nervous Scotsman, on a journey of a lifetime. Encounters with a former Russian tank driver, an Olympic gold medal winner and a Beatles singing train conductor add to the tales of friendship and exploration with the backdrop of the beautiful Central Asian landscape.

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Author: Alexandra Fuller
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-03-05
ISBN: 1588360490
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Let s Go to the Dogs Tonight Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller shares visceral memories of her childhood in Africa, and of her headstrong, unforgettable mother. “This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek “By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor’s story. It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt. Praise for Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight “Riveting . . . [full of] humor and compassion.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “The incredible story of an incredible childhood.”—The Providence Journal

From the Torment of Dreams

From the Torment of Dreams
Author: Iain McKinnon
Publsiher: Permuted Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 1618686909
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Torment of Dreams Book Excerpt:

Lan Agstaff joined the army to escape from the memory of a failed love affair. But on the way to his first posting in Neotra, the suspended animation chamber malfunctions–and instead of peaceful nothingness he dreams endlessly about his lost lover. By the time Lan’s ship gets to Neotra tensions have reached breaking point, making all-out war virtually inevitable. Will Lan be consumed by the flashbacks of his ex-lover or can he recover from the torment of dreams?

Darwin s World

Darwin   s World
Author: Jack Knapp
Publsiher: Jack L Knapp
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darwin s World Book Excerpt:

Spitfire

Spitfire
Author: Leo McKinstry
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-10-14
ISBN: 1848545037
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spitfire Book Excerpt:

In June 1940, the German Army had brought the rest of Europe to its knees. 'Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world will move forward into broad, sunlit uplands,' said Churchill. The future of Europe depended on Britain. A self-confident Herman Goring thought that it would be only a matter of weeks before his planes had forced Britain to surrender. The courage, resourcefulness and brilliant organisation of the RAF were to prove him wrong. By late September 1940, the RAF had proved invincible, thanks to the Vickers Supermarine Spitfire. It exceeded anything that any other air force possessed. RJ Mitchell, a shy and almost painfully modest engineer, was the genius behind the Spitfire. On the 5th March 1936, following its successful maiden flight, a legend was born. Prize-winning historian Leo McKinstry's vivid history of the Spitfire brings together a rich cast of characters and first hand testimonies. It is a tale full of drama and heroism, of glory and tragedy, with the main protagonist the remarkable plane that played a crucial role in saving Britain.

Isle of Misfortune

Isle of Misfortune
Author: Geoffrey Leavenworth
Publsiher: TCU Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780875652696
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isle of Misfortune Book Excerpt:

"Gordo, a freelance writer, is married to Ana, an attorney. The couple has built a genteel life in the Oleander City. Sons Jake and Sam attend private schools, the family is active in the community, life is good.".