Wading Into Chaos

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ISBN: 9781599323565
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 288
Author: Bob Holdsworth
Publisher: Advantage Media Group

Download and read online Wading Into Chaos in PDF and EPUB “It’s raining and the reflections of the red and white lights are dancing off the buildings as we race down the wet streets. Sirens are screaming a warning to the very few people who dare to walk the street at night. We make a final turn and the scene comes into view. There’s a lone police car; its light bar extinguished so as not to call attention to itself. We follow suit and shut our lights and siren off as we approach. In the center of the rain-soaked street, a crowd has gathered. A woman is screaming, being held up by friends or family. A man lies crumpled in the middle of the road next to his wheelchair. The cop looks nervous as we roll to a stop and exit the ambulance. ‘He’s been shot – a lot,’ he shouts from about 10 feet away. The decibel level immediately increases from the crowd of distraught onlookers. We know we’re going to have to work quickly to try to save the patient and get away from the scene for our own safety. We grab the heart monitor, oxygen, trauma bag and the stretcher for the fourth time this shift and once again go wading into chaos…” Paramedics and EMTs are the front line of the world’s emergency medical system and serve as eyewitnesses to some of life’s most precious and equally most tragic moments. Wading Into Chaos, written by a veteran paramedic, gives you a first hand, real life glimpse inside the chaotic world of Emergency Medical Services. Ride along and experience the emotions, the frustration, the sadness and the dark humor that accompanies responding to fatal car crashes, 14-year-old suicides, inner city gang violence, train accidents, med-e-vac helicopter landings, and the forgotten elderly who just need someone to talk to.

Michael Collins The Man Who Made Ireland

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ISBN: 0312295111
Release Date: 2002-05-17
Number of pages: 510
Author: Tim Pat Coogan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online Michael Collins The Man Who Made Ireland in PDF and EPUB When the Irish nationalist Michael Collins signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921, he observed to Lord Birkenhead that he may have signed his own death warrant. In August 1922 that prophecy came true when Collins was ambushed, shot and killed by a compatriot, but his vision and legacy lived on. Tim Pat Coogan's biography presents the life of a man whose idealistic vigor and determination were matched by his political realism and organizational abilities. This is the classic biography of the man who created modern Ireland.

Powered By Hope

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ISBN: 9781626528383
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 203
Author: Teri Griege
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

Download and read online Powered By Hope in PDF and EPUB Powered By Hope reaches across boundary lines and speaks directly to our humanity, touching upon some of the most universally relevant subjects in society: addiction, alcoholism, cancer, death, and faith.With an engaging narrative, Teri Griege—with the assistance of author Amy Marxkors—chronicles her journey from alcoholic and drug addict to defiant cancer-fighter and Ironman. After she is given a death sentence in the form of stage IV colon cancer, Teri responds by training for one of the most grueling endurance events in the world. The race is a victorious culmination of years of struggle and a personal evolution, one punctuated with tumultuous moments of self-doubt, addiction, rehab, forgiveness, faith, and ultimate victory. Powered By Hope is not merely a “cancer book” or a “book for addicts” or a “triathlon book”; instead, it is a story that cuts through labels to reveal that for all of our differences, we are all very human.

The Last of the President s Men

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ISBN: 9781501116452
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Number of pages: 304
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Last of the President s Men in PDF and EPUB Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in this “intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office” (The Washington Post). “Four decades after Watergate shook America, journalist Bob Woodward returns to the scandal to profile Alexander Butterfield, the Richard Nixon aide who revealed the existence of the Oval Office tapes and effectively toppled the presidency…Woodward re-creates detailed scenes, which reveal the petty power plays of America’s most powerful men…a close-up view of the Oval Office in its darkest hour” (Kirkus Reviews). In The Last of the President’s Men, Woodward reveals the untold story based on forty-six hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by thousands of documents—many of them original and not in the presidential archives and libraries—and uncovered new dimensions of Nixon’s secrets, obsessions, and deceptions. “This volume…amplifies (rather than revises) the familiar, almost Miltonian portrait of the thirty-seventh president…as a brooding, duplicitous despot, obsessed with enemies and score-settling and not the least bit hesitant about lying to the public and breaking the law” (The New York Times). Today, The Last of the President’s Men could not be more timely and relevant as voters question how much do we know about those who are now seeking the presidency in 2016—what really drives them, how do they really make decisions, who do they surround themselves with, and what are their true political and personal values? This is “yet another fascinating gift to history by DC’s most relentless reporter” (Politico).

Ray of Hope

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ISBN: 9780978709723
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Number of pages: 350
Author: Ray Madaghiele
Publisher: Ray of Hope

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American War

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ISBN: 9780451493590
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Number of pages: 352
Author: Omar El Akkad
Publisher: Knopf

Download and read online American War in PDF and EPUB An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike. From the Hardcover edition.

Harper s Magazine

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007119758
Release Date: 1878
Number of pages:
Author: Henry Mills Alden

Download and read online Harper s Magazine in PDF and EPUB Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

1968 in America

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ISBN: 9780802193247
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Number of pages: 336
Author: Charles Kaiser
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online 1968 in America in PDF and EPUB 1968 in America is the tumultuous, comic, tragic, outrageous story of the year that changed a nation. Nineteen sixty-eight has come to be recognized as the pivotal year in a period of nearly unprecedented change and upheaval—a year that witnessed the turning point of the Vietnam War and the Tet offensive; the shattering assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy; the near-breakdown of the Democratic National Convention—and, some thought, of the American political system itself. It was also the year in which the disparate strands of a growing youth culture burst forth upon the national consciousness, manifesting itself in a variety of ways—from ground-breaking records by the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Rolling Stones; to an explosion of student and radical unrest unlike anything this country had ever seen. Much has been written about the sixties, but no one has yet captured the mixture of heady exuberance and sheer desperation that characterized these twelve months. Now Charles Kaiser, former journalist for Newsweek and The New York Times and himself a member of the generation that was irrevocably transformed by 1968, has written a work that at once flawlessly recreates, celebrates, and demythologizes this much-eulogized time. Here is the first book to speak with equal conviction, and equal authority, about such diverse figures and concerns as Martin Luther King and Timothy Leary; Janis Joplin and Richard Daley; the reasons behind Lyndon Johnson’s refusal to run for reelection and those pushing Bob Dylan toward electric music; the impact on Vietnam of John Kennedy’s death and the way sex, drugs, and rock and roll became a generation’s bywords; the Columbia gymnasium as a catalyst for student revolt and the autodestruction of Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign. Largely based on unpublished interviews and documents (including in-depth conversations with McCarthy and Dylan, among many others, and the late Theodore White’s archives, to which the author had sole access), with the honesty and directness that were sixties hallmarks and the compulsive readability of classic social history, 1968 in America is the definitive study of a year when nothing could be taken for granted, and when America suddenly found its comfortable assumptions put on trial.

Lords of Chaos

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ISBN: 9781932595529
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Number of pages: 405
Author: Michael Moynihan
Publisher: Feral House

Download and read online Lords of Chaos in PDF and EPUB “* * * * * *! The most incredible story in the history of music … a heavyweight book.”—Kerrang! “An unusual combination of true crime journalism, rock and roll reporting and underground obsessiveness, Lords of Chaos turns into one of the more fascinating reads in a long time.”—Denver Post A narrative feature film based on this award-winning book has just gone into production.

Wading Home

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ISBN: 9781572846739
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Number of pages: 384
Author: Rosalyn Story
Publisher: Agate Publishing

Download and read online Wading Home in PDF and EPUB When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, chef and widower Simon Fortier knows how he plans to face the storm--riding it out inside his long-time home in the city's Treme neighborhood, just as he has through so many storms before. But when the levees break and the city is torn apart, Simon disappears. His son, Julian, a celebrated jazz trumpeter, rushes home to a New Orleans he left years before to search for his father. As Julian crisscrosses the city, fearing the worst, he reconnects with Sylvia, Simon’s companion of many years; Parmenter, his father's erstwhile business partner and one of the most successful restaurateurs in New Orleans; and Velmyra, the woman Julian left behind when he moved to New York. Julian’s search for Simon deepens as he finds himself drawn into the troubled history of Silver Creek, the extravagantly beautiful piece of land where his father grew up, and closer once again to Velmyra. As he tries to come to grips with his father's likely fate, Julian slowly gains a deeper, richer understanding of his father and the city he loved so much, while unraveling the mysteries of Silver Creek.

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

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ISBN: PRNC:32101064075821
Release Date: 1878
Number of pages:
Author: Henry Mills Alden

Download and read online Harper s New Monthly Magazine in PDF and EPUB Harper's informs a diverse body of readers of cultural, business, political, literary and scientific affairs.

Miscellaneous Poems Mostly by E T Dyke

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ISBN: BL:A0017930641
Release Date: 1821
Number of pages: 12
Author: E. T. DYKE

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Liber Null Psychonaut

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ISBN: 0877286396
Release Date: 1987-04-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Pater Carroll
Publisher: Weiser Books

Download and read online Liber Null Psychonaut in PDF and EPUB Two complete volumes in one. Liber Null contains a selection of extremely powerful rituals and exercises for committed occultists. Psychonaut is a manual comprising the theory and practice of magic aimed atthose seeking to perform group magic, or who work as shamanic priests to the community.

Hard Choices

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ISBN: 9781471131530
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Number of pages: 656
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Hard Choices in PDF and EPUB HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67THSECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

The Abolition of Britain

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ISBN: 9781472938565
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Number of pages: 336
Author: Peter Hitchens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online The Abolition of Britain in PDF and EPUB Hitchens identifies everything that he feels has gone wrong with Britain since the Second World War and makes the case for the 'many millions who feel that they have become foreigners in their own land and wish with each succeeding day that they could turn the clock back'. Writing with brilliance and flair, Hitchens targets the pernicious effects of TV culture, the corruption and decay of English language, the loss of deference and the syrupy confessional mood brought on by the death of Princess Diana. 'This is a cri de coeur from an honest, intelligent and patriotic Englishman desperately worried about the corruption of this country and the likely effects of its lurch into the clutches of a European.' The Spectator