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An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of

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Sarah Wakeman

An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, Alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 1996

"I don't know how long before i shall have to go into the field of battle. For my part i don't care. I don't feel afraid to go. I don't believe there are any Rebel's bullet made for me yet."--Pvt. Lyons Wakeman. Similar sentiments were expressed by tens of thousands of Civil War soldiers in their diaries and in their letters to loved ones at home. What transforms the letters of Pvt. Lyons Wakeman from merely interesting reading into a unique and fascinating addition to Civil War literature is who wrote them--for Private Wakeman was not what "he" seemed to be. The five-foot tall soldier's true identity was that of a simple young farm girl from central New York state named Sarah Rosetta Wakeman. Her letters, the only such correspondence known to exist, provide a rare glimpse of what life was like for a woman fighting as a common soldier in the Civil War under the guise of a man. Written shortly after she left home to pursue her fortune in 1862, Rosetta's letters over the next two years tell of army life in the defences of Washington, D.C. and on the march and in battle during the 1864 Louisiana Red River Campaign. She wrote frequently to her family in Afton, NY, and her letters ...

  

They Call Me Doc: The Story Behind the Legend of

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D. J. Herda

They Call Me Doc: The Story Behind the Legend of John Henry Holliday

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

John Henry 'Doc' Holliday was a man of education and refinement who went west after contracting tuberculosis both hoping to find a cure in the prairie air and perhaps escaping his stolid homelife for the more adventurous frontier.

  

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

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Slavomir Rawicz

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD The classic adventure story that inspired the new major motion picture The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir *** "I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all those who for many reasons could not speak for themselves." Slavomir Rawicz "A poet with steel in his soul." New York Times "One of the most amazing, heroic stories of this or any other time." Chicago Tribune "A book filled with the spirit of human dignity and the courage of men seeking freedom." Los Angeles Times "The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget." Stephen Ambrose, historian and presidential biographer *** In 1941, the author and six fellow prisoners of war escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, and untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats. Their march over thousands of miles by foot out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man's desire to be free. Written in a hauntingly detailed, no-holds-barred way, the ...

  

A Gift for Ron: Friendship and Sacrifice on and

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Everson Walls

A Gift for Ron: Friendship and Sacrifice on and Off the Gridiron

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

After thirteen seasons as an NFL star, Everson Walls retired to his hometown of Dallas, Texas. He and former Cowboys teammate Ron Springs worked together on charities, their families became close, and they became godfathers to each other's children. But, as time passed, Ron could no longer conceal the ravaging effects of his diabetes. Before Walls knew it, his friend's simple medical procedures had become amputations and dialysis. It didn't matter that Ron was a former football star. It didn't matter that he was still full of life. Ron was like everyone else in the dialysis center: He was dying.In A Gift for Ron, Walls tells the moving story of how he witnessed the suffering of Ron and his family. He also recounts their years of friendship against the backdrop of their football careers. Ron had always been willing, never afraid, to take up someone else's cause. Regardless of the consequences. Walls was to remember this life lesson on the day he heard that a potential kidney donor had fallen through for his friend--and also learned that he and Ron shared something truly precious: a blood type. Bolstered by his faith, Walls finally understood his only option--to donate a kidney to ...

  

Irish Thunder M/TV

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Bob Halloran

Irish Thunder M/TV

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The story behind the Major Motion Picture The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale: boxer Micky Ward's unlikely road to becoming a world champion Irish Micky Ward was always the underdog one able to stage a stunning comeback late in a fight. After a fifteen-year pro career followed by a string of defeats and three years of retirement, the Lowell, Massachusetts, native defeated Arturo Gatti in 2002, capturing the world light welterweight title. The grueling battle named Fight of the Year by Ring magazine and Fight of the Century by boxing fans around America was broadcast live on HBO, made Ward famous, and launched two legendary rematches. In Irish Thunder, Bob Halloran recounts Ward s rise to hero status, his rivalry with his imprisoned brother, and the negotiations, betrayals, and drugs that shaped a wild youth who ultimately became a nationally respected boxer. This is a story about a boxer from a boxing family and a boxing town and it is a wrenching account of life in blue-collar America. Ward s dramatic victories inside the ring are recounted in gripping detail, but it is his victory outside the ring that inspires. *** Author Bob Halloran is a consultant on a ...

  

Man-Eaters of Tsavo

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John Patterson

Man-Eaters of Tsavo

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2004

In 1898 John H. Patterson arrived in East Africa with a mission to build a railway bridge over the Tsavo River. Over the course of several weeks Patterson and his mostly Indian workforce were systematically hunted by two man-eating lions . In all, 100 workers were killed, and the entire bridge-building project was delayed. As well as being stalked by lions, Patterson had to guard his back against his own increasingly hostile and mutinous workers as he set out to track and kill the man-eaters. Patterson's account of the lions' reign of terror and his own attempts to kill them is the stuff of great adventure. Consider this description of the aftermath of an attack by the lions: ..".we at once set out to follow the brutes, Mr. Dalgairns feeling confident that he had wounded one of them, as there was a trail on the sand like that of the toes of a broken limb.... we saw in the gloom what we at first took to be a lion cub; closer inspection, however, showed it to be the remains of the unfortunate coolie, which the man-eaters had evidently abandoned at our approach. The legs, one arm and half the body had been eaten, and it was the stiff fingers of the other arm trailing along the sand ...

  

Facing Ali: The Opposition Weights in

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Stephen Brunt

Facing Ali: The Opposition Weights in

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2004

"Brunt does an excellent job of bringing his subjects out of the shadow of the Greatest, recounting their often poignant tales of life before and after their dates with the champ. In the end, of course, we learn more about Ali. What stands out is their almost unanimous expression of affection for Ali. A worthy addition to any boxing collection." -Library Journal Muhammad Ali cast a blinding light on his sport, on the tumultuous times in which he reigned as champion, and on all the people who surrounded him. That included the fighters brave enough to stand alone in the ring with the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Ali's own story has been told often, but the tales of those who faced him have been mostly overlooked. For each, the moments alone in the ring with Ali changed their lives. Facing Ali tells the stories, in the fighters' own words, of fifteen men from around the world-from famous names like Joe Frazier, George Foreman, and Henry Cooper, to lesser lights like Tunney Hunsaker, Jergen Blin, and George Chuvalo. Facing Ali offers a unique perspective on what it was like to fight Ali, and gives new insights into the character of a boxer who is arguably the most ...

  

A Good Life Wasted: Or Twenty Years as a Fishing

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Dave Ames

A Good Life Wasted: Or Twenty Years as a Fishing Guide

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2005

Told through the eyes of a longtime Montana fishing guide and itinerant fishing bum, A Good Life Wasted offers a unique perspective on an implausible period in the recent history of human civilization. When Dave Ames started guiding, Rocky Mountain locals rode horses and dug camas roots; now they're trading stock options on cell phones. The collision of stone and computer ages was short-lived, but the deep-rooted themes of this book remain. A Good Life Wasted--a chronicle and celebration of the fishing-guide life--is poignant and spiritual; it's Blackfoot Indians and copper miners' daughters; it's fiddles and guitars and the fabric of space; it's about what happens to wild people when the wilderness is gone. From the first chapter--in which Dave Ames recalls bluffing his way into a job as a fishing guide to the rich and famous (after barely managing to suppress the overwhelming urge to go postal at the federal agency where he suffered his first, and only, "real" job in a cubicle farm)--we're hooked. We gladly follow Ames as he describes the rite of tasting clouds of mating midges to better match the hatch, tells the story of a fabled Blackfoot fishing guide, and shares his further ...

  

The Bandit Queen of India: An Indian Woman's

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Phoolan Devi

The Bandit Queen of India: An Indian Woman's Amazing Journey from Peasant to International Legend

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2006

She was born in India to the lowest caste, a group with few rights and even fewer prospects. Enduring cruel poverty, Phoolan Devi survived the humiliation of an abusive marriage, the savage killing of her bandit-lover, and a horrifying gang rape to claim retribution for herself and all low-caste women of the Indian plains. In a three-year campaign that rocked the government, she delivered justice to rape victims and stole from the rich to give to the poor, before negotiating surrender on her own terms. Throughout her years of imprisonment without trial, Phoolan Devi remained a beacon of hope for the poor and the downtrodden. In 1996, amidst both popular support and media controversy, she was elected to the Indian Parliament. On July 25th, 2001, Phoolan Devi was shot dead in Delhi. The identity of her killers is unknown, but it is thought that they may include relatives of villagers killed by her gang nearly twenty years ago. For over a decade millions have found the power and scope of Phoolan Devi's myth irresistible. Here is the story of her life through her eyes and in her own voice.

  

No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, a

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Felice Benuzzi

No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, a Perilous Climb

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2005

"A tale worth reading . . . Mr. Benuzzi's paradoxical mixture of pride and self-mocking humility is attractive; his courage is amazing; his story dramatic."- The New York Times"The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade."-Saturday Review"A wonderful story of crazy courage that warms the heart!" - Library Journal"For some of us this may be the book of its kind . . . For this was an adventure more poetic than practical, and that was its special quality . . . If Signor Benuzzi never climbs another mountain, this one was something to remember, and so is his good and vivid book." -The New York Herald Tribune Book Review"It was a mad venture but a gallant tribute to man's deep yearning for freedom . . . Appealing." - Kirkus Reviews"Several qualities lift this book to the top class of adventure stories. There is the sense of style about the whole enterprise; to yield its maximum satisfaction, the escapade had to observe a strict code . . . More important, there is the spirit in which the whole adventure was undertaken." - Times Literary Supplement In 1943, Felice Benuzzi and two Italian compatriots escaped from a British POW camp in ...

  

The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of

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Judith L. Pearson

The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Virginia Hall left her Baltimore home in 1931 to enter the Foreign Service and went to work for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) when Hitler was building toward the peak of his power in Europe. She was assigned to France, where she helped the Resistance movement, escaped prisoners of war, and American Allied paratroopers. By 1942 she was considered so dangerous to the Gestapo that she had to escape over the Pyrenees mountains--on an artificial leg, no less. When she got to England, she was reassigned to France by the OSS, disguised as an old peasant woman. She helped capture 500 German soldiers and kill more than 150, while she sabotaged Nazi communications and transportation. Hitler's forces were hot on her trail, however, and her daring intelligence activities and indomitable spirit defied the expectations of even the Allies until the very end of the war. Her story was ignored for more than fifty years, and this book now brings Virginia Hall's story to patriots young and old.

  

Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward

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Bob Halloran

Irish Thunder: The Hard Life & Times of Micky Ward

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Welcome to Lowell, where anything can happen. Rocky Marciano fought at the Auditorium in 1947. Mike Tyson fought there in his Golden Glove days. Sugar Ray Leonard won there, so did Marvin Hagler. Each of them prepared for his battle downstairs in the boiler room, just like thousands of other kids whose greatest feeling in life would forever remain the night they landed a few good shots on the chin of some other twelve-, thirteen-, or fourteen-year-old. Fighters got dressed next to other fighters in the brightly lit makeup rooms for the theater productions. They had their hands taped and their gloves tied under the glow of several domed lights that outlined the large mirrors. Warm-ups, shadowboxing, meditation, and stretching were all done wherever a fighter could find the space. But there wasn't any space. Each of the dozens of fighters brought a manager, a trainer, a family member, or all three. The bathrooms, makeup areas, and hallways filled up rather quickly. In their amateur days, their matches on any given night were made when organizers put numbered pills into a bottle and picked out two pills at a time. If a fighter was number seven, he learned at six o'clock that he was ...

  

Long Rifle: One Man's Deadly Sniper Missions in

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Joe LeBleu

Long Rifle: One Man's Deadly Sniper Missions in Iraq and Afghanistan

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2008

When fires raged in the ruins of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Joe LeBleu, a native of Brooklyn and a retired U.S. Army Ranger veteran, was in lower Manhattan. On that day he decided to return to active duty. By the time he received an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant, paratrooper, and sniper team leader in the 82nd Airborne Division in 2005, he'd become known as "Long Rifle"--for shooting an Iraqi insurgent at 1,100 meters in Fallujah in the fall of 2003. That single shot remains the farthest in Iraq by any American or British sniper. This book tells his story. Long Rifle is gripping and moving, but most of all, inspiring. As 9/11 altered the terrain of so many lives, it shaped that of Joe LeBleu: "Watching my city burn tore me up inside like nothing else in my life, ever." Joe takes us with him from that haunting day in New York across the world, to the sweltering heat and ambush-rife conditions of desert and urban combat in Iraq. From here we enter a vastly different world: the remote and rugged mountains of Afghanistan. Joe's accounts of sniper missions against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in this grueling landscape are engaging and intriguing. Finally, Joe ...

  

Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy

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Susan Ray Schmidt

Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy

Editura: Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 2009

A RIVETING MEMOIR OF LIFE INSIDE ONE OF NORTH AMERICA'S MOST NOTORIOUS POLYGAMOUS CULTS She had no choice in the matter--none of the girls did. Her mission was to give birth to and raise many children in devoted service to a shared husband. Susan was fifteen years old when she became the sixth wife of Verlan LeBaron, one of the leaders of a rogue Mormon cult, who was engaged in a blood feud with his brother that from 1972 to 1988 claimed up to two dozen lives. In this gripping and eloquent book, Susan Ray Schmidt tells the story of growing up on the inside and of her ultimate escape with her children from an oppressive and violent life. Delving more deeply into this mysterious underworld than any previous work, "Favorite Wife" is a powerful account of the affairs of the heart, coming of age under exceptional circumstances, and the tough choices that are sometimes painfully necessary to preserve human dignity.

  

Guns & Guerilla Girls
Women in the Zimbabwean

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Lyons Tanya

Guns & Guerilla Girls Women in the Zimbabwean Liberation Struggle

Editura: Africa World Press

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Page dim. 224 x 150 x 22 Weight: 576 grams

  

Matters of the Mind

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Lyons William H.

Matters of the Mind

Editura: Edinburgh University Press

Anul aparitiei: 2001

In Matters of the Mind, the distinguished philosopher William Lyons presents a popular and authoritative account of the dramatically different ways in which philosophers have thought about the mind over the last hundred years. Page dim. 168 x 236 x 15 Weight: 604 grams

  

The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook

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Toklas Alice B.

The Alice B.Toklas Cookbook

Editura: The Lyons Press

Anul aparitiei: 1998

Page dim. 229 x 146 x 19 Weight: 408 grams

  

Brighton in Diaries

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Lyons Paul K

Brighton in Diaries

Editura: The History Press Ltd

Anul aparitiei: 2011

A history of Brighton in diaries Page dim. 157 x 235 x 14 Weight: 270 grams

  

Arturus Rex

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Lyons Vesper

Arturus Rex

Editura: Marmalade Press

Anul aparitiei: 2017

First in a spellbinding series following 13-year-old Arthur Pendragon. When he's sent away to school, Arthur soon discovers that his new friend Merlin is a sorcerer, and that Cambridge hosts a secret society sworn to protect the legacy of the legendary King Arthur. When dark magic threatens the school, Arthur must gather his friends to fight back. Page dim. 133 x 199 x 43 Series: Arturus Rex Weight: 364 grams

  

Oona

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Lyons Alice

Oona

Editura: The Lilliput Press Ltd

Anul aparitiei: 2020

Lyons' first novel gives voice to a female character on her fraught journey into adulthood and charts her evolution as an artist, as her adolescent dissociation is thawed through contact with the physical world, the materials of painting and her engagement with Irish community, culture and landscape. Page dim. 237 x 139 x 24 Weight: 392 grams

  
 
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