The Fire Outside My Window

Author: Sandra Millers Younger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762799323
Size: 75.33 MB
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The Fire Outside My Window from the Author: Sandra Millers Younger. The Fire Outside My Window reveals the story of the Cedar Fire, the largest fire in California’s recorded history, which ravaged the San Diego area in late 2003, burning nearly 280,000 acres, destroying more than 2,200 homes and hundreds of other buildings, and killing 15 people. Leaving her doomed home the night of the catastrophe, the author, Sandra Millers Younger, drove through flames and, along with her husband, was saved by a bobcat that showed her the road she couldn’t see through dense smoke. With this revealing narrative, she takes readers into the heart of an epic firefight, telling the stories of fire managers and air tanker pilots trying to combat a catastrophe bigger than they had ever imagined, and recounting both survivors’ and victims’ desperate efforts to escape flames moving faster than fire engines could drive. And she tells the story of the hapless hunter who got lost in the backcountry, with little water and no cell phone or GPS device, and started a signal fire that caused the calamity.

Outside My Window A Look At The Oakwood Village Nature Preserve

Author: Robert Greenler
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312476796
Size: 61.54 MB
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Outside My Window A Look At The Oakwood Village Nature Preserve from the Author: Robert Greenler. Outside My Window is a description of things found in an urban nature preserve, but it is much more. A recurring point of view in this collection of essays is the author’s search for the story behind the immediate visual impression—an attempt to see with the mind as well as the eye. For example: The shape of the grandfather oak shows that when European settlers arrived they found the landscape of an oak savanna; The spacing of old silver maples in a ring tells of the presence of a ghost tree, once inhabiting the place in the center; The presence of small holes on a maple tree reveals the presence of an unseen bird that has arrived this spring, following the lead of others of his kind in past years; and The size of the glacial kettle in the nature preserve reveals the presence, 12,000 years ago, of a buried chunk of ice the size of the adjacent apartment house that now overlooks the preserve.

September 11 An Oral History

Author: Dean Murphy
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0385508360
Size: 56.96 MB
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September 11 An Oral History from the Author: Dean Murphy. About 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001. Thousands more narrowly escaped, their survival a result of eerily prescient spur-of-the-moment decisions, acts of superhuman courage, the unfailing kindness of strangers, and, in some cases, fortuitous strokes of luck. September 11: An Oral History unites the voices of that day. It is at once a dramatic reminder of one of the most devastating events in history of the nation and a tribute to the spirit of cooperation and the outpourings of empathy that marked that day for so many people in the United States and abrad. Written and compiled by Dean E. Murphy, who covered the attacks on the World Trade Center for the New York Times, September 11: An Oral History presents vivid eyewitness accounts by those who rushed to the scene, as well as the stories of people around the country and abroad who watched as events unfolded on television and waited for news of friends, family, and acquaintances. A priest who runs an adoption center near the WTC paints an unforgettable portrait of what he calls "the meeting place of Hell and Earth that morning"; a businessman from Los Angeles in New York to conduct a training seminar recounts in breathstopping detail his descent with a blind colleague from the 78th floor of the North Tower; a senior at a high school; the owners of a small business in Arkansas describe their thoughts and feelings as they waited to hear from a customer who had become part of their lives though they had never actually met him; and a civilian employee at the Pentagon recalls giving up hope in a smoke-filled office, her hair on fire, only to be led to safety by the soothing voice of a colleague. Contributions from firefighters, police, and military personnel, and other rescue workers demonstrate the mixture of professionalism and humanity that justly elevated them, despite their own modesty, to the status of national heroes. There are stories, too, of those who narrowly missed being part of the mayhem--including a family of four who changed their plane reservations from one of the hijacked jets and others whose arrivals at work were delayed by unlikely coincidences and quirks of fate like forgetting to turn on the coffeepot the night before. The first and only oral history of September 11 that presents people from all walks of life, these poignant, often harrowing vignettes capture the grief, rage, and fear that gripped the nationj--and offer an intimate, inspiring look at the strengths that enabled us to move on. From the Hardcover edition.

Harlequin Intrigue October 2016 Box Set 2 Of 2

Author: Elle James
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488024790
Size: 19.55 MB
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Harlequin Intrigue October 2016 Box Set 2 Of 2 from the Author: Elle James. Harlequin Intrigue brings you three new titles at a great value, available now! Enjoy these suspenseful reads packed with edge-of-your-seat intrigue and fearless romance. NAVY SEAL TO DIE FOR SEAL of My Own by Elle James After witnessing multiple attempts to kill sexy Stealth Operations Specialist Becca Smith, Navy SEAL Quentin Lovett offers to cover her six while she follows leads to find her father’s killer. KENTUCKY CONFIDENTIAL Campbell Cove Academy by Paula Graves When Captain Connor McGinnis discovers his dead wife is very much alive, pregnant, and in grave danger, he puts his life on the line to protect her and save their marriage. DUST UP WITH THE DETECTIVE by Danica Winters Deputy Blake West never dreamed she’d reunite with her childhood friend Jeremy Lawrence investigating the circumstances of his brother’s death, and as they begin to uncover the truth, danger might be much closer than they suspect. Look for Harlequin Intrigue’s October 2016 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more edge-of-your seat romantic suspense! Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Intrigue! Join to earn FREE books and more. Earn points for all your Harlequin purchases from wherever you shop.

Undying Fire

Author: Tom Howard
ISBN: 1365536955
Size: 73.68 MB
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Undying Fire from the Author: Tom Howard.

Sparks From The Heart Fire From The Soul

Author: Clara V. Charity
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468525654
Size: 36.76 MB
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Sparks From The Heart Fire From The Soul from the Author: Clara V. Charity. This book is a change from the first because there is more love in my life and in my heart and the past has helped me to grow into a better person. This project has been in the worlds for a few years and I have finally gotten to the point that the work was ready for others to read. I am now stronger, more able to deal with my emotions and able to adapt to new challenged that come my way. My poems are a way for me to deal with anger, grief, joy, pain and most of all heartache. I am hoping that everyone who takes the time to read my work will take something good from it and enjoy the time and energy that I have put into the poems and the book. These poems come from my heart and soul and the one thing that I can be sure of if nothing else, is that at the end of the day when the book is done and I am finished with my work, I can say that if one person reads it and likes it then I have done something worthwhile.

Before You Buy That Puppy

Author: Barbara Wrede
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812017502
Size: 65.63 MB
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Before You Buy That Puppy from the Author: Barbara Wrede. Which dog best fits your lifestyle and personality? Which breeds are wrong for you? Do you want a puppy or a full-grown dog? These and more like them are explored for the enlightenment of prospective dog owners.

Penelope S Web

Author: Susan Stanford Friedman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521050014
Size: 46.80 MB
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Penelope S Web from the Author: Susan Stanford Friedman. Penelope's Web, published in 1991, was the first book to examine fully the brilliantly innovative prose writing of Hilda Doolittle. H. D.'s reputation as a major modernist poet has grown dramatically; but she also deserves to be known for her innovative novels and essays.

The L G H Part 2 Runes And Ruins

Author: Kendra Campbell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1471040607
Size: 64.84 MB
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The L G H Part 2 Runes And Ruins from the Author: Kendra Campbell. This is the second book in the L.G.H. series. The volcano moves her attention to the United Kingdom, where she infects the citizens with her magical energy from the ley lines.