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The Book Darkest Journey
The Author Heather Graham
The Publisher MIRA
Release Date2016-10-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 9781460395929
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: They say it's about the journey, not the destination… Charlene "Charlie" Moreau is back in St. Francisville, Louisiana, to work on a movie. One night, she stumbles across the body of a Civil War reenactor, the second murdered in two days. Charlie is shocked to learn that her father—a guide on the Journey, a historic paddle wheeler that's sponsoring the reenactment—is a suspect. Meanwhile, Ethan Delaney, new to the FBI's Krewe of Hunters, is brought in on the case. He and Charlie have a history of their own, dating back to when he rescued her from a graveyard—led there by a Confederate ghost! Charlie arranges a Mississippi River cruise so she and Ethan can get close to the reenactors, find out who knows what, who has a motive. They discover a lot more as they resume the relationship that ended ten years ago…but might die, along with them, on the Journey.


The Book The Darkest Journey
The Author Tammy L. Stewart
The Publisher Outskirts Press
Release Date2013-06-12
Genre Religion
Pages 98
ISBN 9781478707882
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Darkest Journey is my personal journey through the most painful event that can ever happen to a parent; the death of a child. This journey covers the first year of my loss in this world without my little Ryan, who went to Heaven when he had just turned 16.While it can be brutally honest in its painfulness, the main point of the journey is to glorify God and show His love and light can get us through even a life-defying event such as this. You will find God’s light here on Earth until you are reunited with your beautiful child in eternity.


The Book Quicklet on Candice Millard s The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt s Darkest Journey
The Author Judith Mary Wilson
The Publisher Hyperink Inc
Release Date2012-03-02
Genre Study Aids
Pages 22
ISBN 9781614648536
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ABOUT THE BOOK The story of one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s most dangerous adventures, Candice Millard’s The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, goes beyond telling the tale of Roosevelt’s harrowing passage along an uncharted South American river to explore his character and the motivation that drove him to seek such a challenge. Family, dogged determination, his personal philosophy, and political loss are all elements that contribute to this portrait of a complex man and make him more than a one-dimensional historical figure. Millard conducted extensive research to understand both the members of the expedition and the area through which they traveled, providing depth and detail to a real-life voyage gone wrong. In the “Notes” at the end of the book, the sources she cites fill 38 pages and include scores of news reports of the day, transcripts of lectures, and letters. The “Select Bibliography” occupies another eight pages and lists books and papers on the people of the rain forest, as well as its plants and animals, expedition members’ personal accounts of the journey, and Roosevelt’s own writing. The knowledge she acquired allows her to capture a sense of both the people and the place and the risk the explorers were taking as they headed into the unknown. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK More menacing was the constant presence of the Cinta Larga, a tribe of cannibals who blended into the landscape and never showed themselves, but kept watch on the foreigners who had encroached on their territory. Enduring near starvation as their food ran low, many members of the expedition became ill, most notably, Roosevelt himself, who was suffering from malaria and developed an infection after injuring his leg on a rock in the river. Near death, he decided to take his own life with a lethal dose of morphine, believing that it was better to sacrifice one life than risk the safety of the whole team. Kermit, however, took charge, and the expedition moved on, carrying Roosevelt on one of the dugout canoes. The expedition became an unrelenting ordeal and struggle for survival as fear, hunger, exhaustion, and disease sapped the men’s strength and spirit. Finally, they spotted evidence of rubber tappers on the river bank, signaling that they had reached a known part of the river. Settlers there gave them food and a dry place to sleep, and the worst was over... Buy a copy to keep reading!


The Book The Darkest Journey
The Author Emily Aker
The Publisher
Release Date2018-04-09
Genre
Pages 74
ISBN 1980770948
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The first in a series of books exploring my journey with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. These journals are deep and personal and explore parts of the brain that have gone untapped in other books covering this topic.


The Book The River of Doubt
The Author Candice Millard
The Publisher Anchor
Release Date2009-12-16
Genre History
Pages 432
ISBN 030757508X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Book Krewe of Hunters Volume 6
The Author Heather Graham
The Publisher MIRA
Release Date2018-01-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 9781488095948
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Together for the first time in one value-priced box set, three chilling stories from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham’s beloved Krewe of Hunters series. Join the Krewe of Hunters, an elite FBI unit of paranormal investigators, as they’re called in when cases take a turn for the strange and there are no earthly leads… Haunted Destiny A historic—haunted—cruise ship, the Celtic American Line’s Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans…with a murderer known as the Archangel Killer on board. Local agent Jude McCoy is assigned to the case along with field director Jackson Crow. When Alexi Cromwell, who works in the ship’s piano bar, starts receiving visits from a victim’s ghost, she’s drawn into a dark mystery and will have to work with Jude to escape a killer’s evil plans. Deadly Fate Clara Avery, an entertainer working on Alaskan cruise ship the Fate, stumbles upon a scene of bloody mayhem on Bear Island. Thor Erikson has been sent from the Krewe of Hunters to investigate several grotesque killings, the prime suspect for which is an escaped serial killer Thor once put behind bars. Clara and Thor’s shared unusual talent—the ability to communicate with the dead—brings them together to solve the case…and prevent a deadly fate of their own! Darkest Journey Charlene “Charlie” Moreau comes upon the slain body of a Civil War reenactor, the second murdered in two days. Charlie is shocked to learn that her father—a guide on the Journey, a historic paddle wheeler that’s sponsoring the reenactment—is a suspect. Charlie arranges a Mississippi River cruise so she and a new FBI agent, Ethan Delaney, can get close to the actors. But they discover a lot more as they resume their relationship that ended ten years ago…but might die, along with them, on the Journey.


The Book After the Darkest Hour
The Author Kathleen A. Brehony
The Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release Date2000-09-11
Genre Self-Help
Pages 288
ISBN 1429933232
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the tradition of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, a book that explains the transformative power of suffering Most people understand that suffering and sorrow are inevitable parts of every life and that illness, death, or loss of a loved one are universal experiences, not retribution or a symptom of bad luck. But few of us comprehend the ways in which suffering can give rise to growth. In this sensitive and caring book, Kathleen Brehony describes the experiences of people who have endured life's trials and consequently found deeper spiritual and psychological meaning in their lives. Drawing on a rich selection of mythological and religious stories from many faiths, Berhony provides a historical and cultural context that enriches the meaning of these deeply personal tales. After the Darkest Hour explores the qualities--psychological, behavioral, and spiritual--of those who have turned periods of pain and suffering into opportunities for growth and renewal. The final chapters offer exercises that will help readers approach the difficult situations they face in a more conscious, enlightened way, as well as specific suggestions for creating personal healing rituals.


The Book Journey to Success
The Author Sarah King
The Publisher Paragon Publishing
Release Date2015-04-21
Genre Self-Help
Pages 208
ISBN 9781782223924
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “All of a sudden the room began to spin. I saw the ceiling above me and heard a crack as I landed heavily on the floor. Clumps of my hair lay beside me and I felt a raw tingling in my scalp.” Throughout her life, Sarah has seen many people suffering on their personal journeys. She too has mountains to climb emotionally. But despite the physical and emotional abuse from those she should be able to trust, Sarah feels the vibrational energy of all she encounters and it gets her to thinking about how we all affect each other. As her life unfolds magical help appears from a higher power that makes her realise that there is more to life than she ever thought was possible when she was growing up …


The Book The Journey of Grieving Will It Ever End
The Author Suzanne M. O'Connor
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2009-01-12
Genre Self-Help
Pages
ISBN 9781469108025
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The last breath has been taken. Your partner is gone from this world. The darkest journey begins: the journey of grief. This book tells what it is like from someone who has been there, what can one do, how to do it. Whether it?s a husband, unmarried heterosexual or a gay or lesbian partner, grief holds no distinctions. Through all the pain, loneliness, depression, anger, guilt, even relief, this is a book of encouragement and validation. A process of going into the darkest part of one?s life to come into the light again. Grief is a journey and this is its story.


The Book The Night Is Always Darkest a Young Man s Journey on the Edge of Suicide
The Author J. Michaels
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date2006-11-01
Genre Poetry
Pages 184
ISBN 9780615135175
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A touching and heartwrenching collection of honest, unpolished poetry. This book chronicles the pain of one young man during the most difficult period of his life. Although at times it does seem to be deserving of the title, this collection actually can offer hope and enlightenment to anyone struggling with the challenges of life.


The Book In Trace of TR
The Author Dan Aadland
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2010-04-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 282
ISBN 9780803229921
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As a student of American history, as a hunter, horseman, and former Marine, and as someone passionate about the West, Dan Aadland had long felt a kinship with Theodore Roosevelt. One day, on a single-footing horse, lever-action rifle under his knee, Aadland set out to become acquainted with TR as only those who shared his experiences could. In Trace of TR documents that quest, inviting readers to ride along and get to know Theodore Roosevelt through the western environment that so profoundly influenced him.


The Book Prince of New Avon
The Author Willow Skye Robinson
The Publisher Trafford Publishing
Release Date2004
Genre
Pages 440
ISBN 9781412006378
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Bruce was the happiest pegasus in the seven worlds. As Master Wizard and Prince of New Avon, he ruled scores of outlying herds and commanded North America's most powerful source of magic: Mornwing Upwelling. He was young and handsome and newly life-mated to Alcyon Skydance Galeryon of the Far Isles, the most beautiful Pegasian princess he had ever seen. As we humans say, Bruce had it made. Then, suddenly: Transfer orders! His ancestral dimension was slated to be downsized to dandle fluff by the Great Herdmaster and the Council of Greater Sentient Species. As if that weren't enough, his gorgeous little princess became a headstrong, power-hungry nag, and then Bruce blundered into the arms of a very powerful, very inept witch. The woman most foully Enchanted him, and her polluting touch forced Alcy, her annoying firedrake Maitland, and Bruce into exile in the mundane. Imagine! Pegasian Royalty in a stall! That's where the trio had to take refuge, though, thanks to Laura Hennessey LaCroix whose commands required Bruce to use every last ounce of magic and all his Powers—invisibility, mimicry, flight, telepathy, and Inspiration—to obey her or die. Thrown into the world of men, Bruce became an outlaw, lost his principality, and open a gifted man to dark and dangerous Powers. And, while Alcy and Bruce struggled just to stay alive, an evil, shape-changing monster declared war on them, their humans, and all of mankind!


The Book Born Under Auschwitz
The Author Mary Cosgrove
The Publisher Boydell & Brewer
Release Date2014
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 234
ISBN 9781571135568
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Uncovers the literary traditions of melancholy that inform major works of postwar and contemporary German literature dealing with the Holocaust and the Nazi period.


The Book Once to Every Man
The Author Elizabeth Cain
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2012-07
Genre Drama
Pages 232
ISBN 9781475932461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Just before her sixteenth birthday, missionary Reena Pavane stepped onto African soil and called it home. Four years later, she's swept from her post in Huzuni amid rumblings of war by British photojournalist Jim Stone, a man who loves East Africa and wants to tell its story and show its many faces. Staying true to their separate callings is complicated by their unexpected feelings for each other. When Stone leaves hurriedly for a top-secret story but doesn't have his malaria medicine, Reena enlists the help of black man Dakimu Reiman to help her find Stone. Deep in the jungle, they discover Stone is being held by militants, and death for all seems inevitable. The lives of Stone, Reena, and Dak evolve in the political turmoil of the 1950s and early 1960s in Tanganyika. Their personal goals, unrelated at the start, become increasingly dependent on and resolvable only inside their surprising and complex relationship. From the wild savannahs and forests of East Africa to England and the United States, spiritual, racial, and cultural barriers threaten and divide them. There is one thing among them that cannot be shaken and brings them to the harrowing edge of every choice they have made and every tenet they have believed. Their road to redemption is marked with controversy, self-doubt, and pain.


The Book Congo
The Author Andrew Jampoler
The Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date2013-07-15
Genre History
Pages 272
ISBN 9781612512709
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Lauded for his ability to tell compelling, true adventure stories, award-winning author Andrew C.A. Jampoler has turned his attention this time to a young American naval officer on a mission up the Congo River in May 1885. Lt. Emory Taunt was ordered to explore as much of the river as possible and report on opportunities for Americans in the potentially rich African marketplace. A little more than five years later, Taunt, 39, was buried near the place he had first come ashore in Africa. His personal demons and the Congo’s lethal fevers had killed him. In 2011, to better understand what happened, Jampoler retraced Taunt’s expedition in an outboard motorboat. Striking photographs from the author’s trip are included to lend a visual dimension to the original journey. Readers join Taunt in his exploration of some 1400 miles of river and follow him on two additional assignments. A commercial venture to collect elephant ivory in the river’s great basin and an appointment as the U.S. State Department’s first resident diplomat in Boma, capital of King Leopold II’s Congo Free State, are filled with promise. But instead of becoming rich and famous, he died alone, bankrupt, and disgraced. Jampoler’s account of what went so dreadfully wrong is both thrilling and tragic. He provides not only a fascinating look at Taunt’s brief and extraordinary life, but also a glimpse of the role the United States played in the birth of the Congo nation, and the increasingly awkward position Washington found itself as stories of atrocities against the natives began to leak out.


The Book The Obstacle Is the Way
The Author Ryan Holiday
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2014-05-01
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 224
ISBN 9781101620595
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team. The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Ryan Holiday shows us how some of the most successful people in history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—have applied stoicism to overcome difficult or even impossible situations. Their embrace of these principles ultimately mattered more than their natural intelligence, talents, or luck. If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book The British and Foreign Evangelical Review
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1864
Genre Theology
Pages
ISBN OXFORD:555008291
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book E E Cummings
The Author Susan Cheever
The Publisher Vintage
Release Date2014-02-11
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 240
ISBN 9780307908674
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From the author of American Bloomsbury, Louisa May Alcott, and Home Before Dark, a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States. E. E. Cummings was and remains controversial. He has been called “a master” (Malcolm Cowley); “hideous” (Edmund Wilson). James Dickey called him a “daringly original poet with more vitality and more sheer uncompromising talent than any other living American writer.” In Susan Cheever’s rich, illuminating biography we see Cummings’s idyllic childhood years in Cambridge, Massachusetts; his Calvinist father—distinguished Harvard professor and sternly religious minister of the Cambridge Congregational Church; his mother—loving, attentive, a source of encouragement, the aristocrat of the family, from Unitarian writers, judges, and adventurers. We see Cummings—slight, agile, playful, a product of a nineteenth-century New England childhood, bred to be flinty and determined; his love of nature; his sense of fun, laughter, mimicry; his desire from the get-go to stand conventional wisdom on its head, which he himself would often do, literally, to amuse. At Harvard, he roomed with John Dos Passos; befriended Lincoln Kirstein; read Latin, Greek, and French; earned two degrees; discovered alcohol, fast cars, and burlesque at the Old Howard Theater; and raged against the school’s conservative, exclusionary upper-class rule by A. Lawrence Lowell. In Cheever’s book we see that beneath Cummings’s blissful, golden childhood the strains of sadness and rage were already at play. He grew into a dark young man and set out on a lifelong course of rebellion against conventional authority and the critical establishment, devouring the poetry of Ezra Pound, whose radical verses pushed Cummings away from the politeness of the traditional nature poem toward a more adventurous, sexually conscious form. We see that Cummings’s self-imposed exile from Cambridge—a town he’d come to hate for its intellectualism, Puritan uptightness, racism, and self-righteous xenophobia—seemed necessary for him as a man and a poet. Headstrong and cavalier, he volunteered as an ambulance driver in World War I, working alongside Hemingway, Joyce, and Ford Madox Ford . . . his ongoing stand against the imprisonment of his soul taking a literal turn when he was held in a makeshift prison for “undesirables and spies,” an experience that became the basis for his novel, The Enormous Room. We follow Cummings as he permanently flees to Greenwich Village to be among other modernist poets of the day—Marianne Moore, Hart Crane, Dylan Thomas—and we see the development of both the poet and his work against the backdrop of modernism and through the influences of his contemporaries: Stein, Amy Lowell, Joyce, and Pound. Cheever’s fascinating book gives us the evolution of an artist whose writing was at the forefront of what was new and daring and bold in an America in transition. (With 28 pages of black-and-white images.)


The Book Fordlandia
The Author Greg Grandin
The Publisher Metropolitan Books
Release Date2010-04-27
Genre History
Pages 432
ISBN 1429938013
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford's early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia's eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest. More than a parable of one man's arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world, Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history, Ford's great delusion was not that the Amazon could be tamed but that the forces of capitalism, once released, might yet be contained. Fordlandia is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.


The Book Island of Vice
The Author Richard Zacks
The Publisher Anchor
Release Date2012-03-13
Genre History
Pages 368
ISBN 9780385534024
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A ROLLICKING NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S EMBATTLED TENURE AS POLICE COMMISSIONER OF CORRUPT, PLEASURE-LOVING NEW YORK CITY IN THE 1880s, AND HIS DOOMED MISSION TO WIPE OUT VICE In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with 40,000 prostitutes, glittering casinos, and all-night dives packed onto the island’s two dozen square miles. Police captains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. In Island of Vice, bestselling author Richard Zacks paints a vivid picture of the lewd underbelly of 1890s New York, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the cocksure crusading police commissioner who resolved to clean up the bustling metropolis, where the silk top hats of Wall Street bobbed past teenage prostitutes trawling Broadway. Writing with great wit and zest, Zacks explores how Roosevelt went head-to-head with corrupt Tammany Hall, took midnight rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, banned barroom drinking on Sundays, and tried to convince 2 million New Yorkers to enjoy wholesome family fun. In doing so, Teddy made a ruthless enemy of police captain “Big Bill” Devery, who grew up in the Irish slums and never tired of fighting “tin soldier” reformers. Roosevelt saw his mission as a battle of good versus evil; Devery saw prudery standing in the way of fun and profit. When righteous Roosevelt’s vice crackdown started to succeed all too well, many of his own supporters began to turn on him. Cynical newspapermen mocked his quixotic quest, his own political party abandoned him, and Roosevelt discovered that New York loves its sin more than its salvation. Zacks’s meticulous research and wonderful sense of narrative verve bring this disparate cast of both pious and bawdy New Yorkers to life. With cameos by Stephen Crane, J. P. Morgan, and Joseph Pulitzer, plus a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable portrait of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory, and a brilliant portrayal of the energetic, confident, and zealous Roosevelt, one of America’s most colorful public figures. From the Hardcover edition.