Death on a Yacht


Author: Carolyn R. Bradley
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0244330751
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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The year is 1998. Sir George Arlington, a despicable and ruthless businessman, who has spent most of his life plotting and scheming against others, is now the target for retribution. He has no idea of the web of intrigue growing around him. An Italian Contessa, a retired Captain of the Royal Navy, gangsters from the East End of London and those with dark secrets, brought together with four young friends from very different backgrounds, who each have their own agenda, find themselves cruising with Sir George, on a luxury yacht in the Mediterranean. Plots and schemes abound, a death occurs and more confusion is added by a pompous Spanish police officer who resents the inevitable intervention of the British authorities. When the plots unravel, who are the winners and who are the losers?

Living on the Edge


Author: Paul Starling
Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd
ISBN: 9780755210091
Category:
Page: 188
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'Operation Retrieve' should have been a simple assignment for Shaun Dalton: gather a ransom demand from the kidnappers of the Head of M.I.6, Sir Miles Booth-Royde. But of course the deadly international organisation responsible for this devious, diabolical scheme - the curiously monikered Araignee Royaume pour Sang Egalite Societe - led by the Dutch master criminal and former one-hit-wonder movie star, Closter vanDoorz, have other plans for Dalton. the banks of London's Thames river with the British Prime Minister, Dalton is thrust into the dangerous world of scheming madmen, fiery femme fatale, grotesque henchfolk and quaking fools, which sees him traveling across the southern costs of France from magnificent Nice - via sabotage, a chance encounter with an old friend, and an explosive car chase - to the picturesque harbour town of Cap d'Agde, where he dodges death by fist, bullet and boat in an adventure full of intrigue and humour which cracks along at a whiplash pace. rampant chaos - the join Shaun Dalton for the rollercoaster ride of his life!

The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising


Author: Rod Heikell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408146347
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Rod Heikell is the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing, and this is the perfect guide for anyone cruising the area. Thoroughly updated and in colour throughout, this new edition conveys the magic of Mediterranean cruising, as well as giving practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver a few surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell gives sound advice on anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect, facilities and the costs of keeping a boat there, plus advice on navigation, popular routes, formalities and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget. 'Offers time-served advice to both the novice and the old-hand.' Nautical Magazine

Mosaic

Pieces of My Life So Far
Author: Amy Grant
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0385524145
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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One of America’s most popular music artists shares beautiful pieces of an unforgettable human mosaic, revealing pieces of a life in progress. With her unmistakable voice and honest lyrics, Amy Grant has captured a unique place in American music. As the bestselling Christian music artist of all time, a crossover pop sensation, and the wife of country music star Vince Gill, Amy has lived much of her life in the spotlight, subject to adulation, speculation, and scrutiny. Now for the first time she bares her heart and soul to reveal thoughts on everything from motherhood and marriage to fame and forgiveness. Whether describing personal moments alone on a moonlit hillside or very public ones performing with the likes of Tony Bennett and James Taylor, Amy presents a captivating collection of beautiful reflections on life, love, and faith. Includes Never Before Published Lyrics to New Songs Rendered with the lyrical insight we see in her music, Amy reflects on the pieces of her life through the years, forming a vivid mosaic of memories rich in color, varied in texture, and united in their heartfelt design. “Thanks to writing and remembering, I’m re-inspired to value both the mundane and magical moments. In trying to capture a few memories as best as I can, I give myself the gift of treasuring what has been so far a very full and meaningful life. I hope you will do the same with yours.” —Amy Grant Amy Grant weaves original lyrics and poetry into a narrative patchwork of timeless candor in Mosaic. The pieces of her life so far provide stunning inspiration for her beloved fans. Mixing lighthearted reminiscences of her Tennessee childhood, poignant scenes from her life as a wife and mother, and down-to-earth insight from her celebrity stardom, Amy invites you into her world and gently leads you to fresh insights about your own. Amy’s winsome personality and joyful authenticity radiate from each page, welcoming you into the satisfying company of a warm and compassionate artist—a woman who sees life through a unique and deeply personal lens. Amy Grant got her start in the music business with a part-time job sweeping up a Nashville music studio, which provided the perfect opportunity to duplicate a tape of her original songs as a gift for her family. A studio executive overheard her recordings—and the rest is music history. Since the surprising success of her debut album thirty years ago, Amy has grown into a music legend, with six Grammy Awards, twenty-six Dove Awards, and six pop chart-topping hits to her credit. An inductee into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, she also was honored in 2006 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment


Author: John Davenport,Julia L. Davenport
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402045042
Category: Science
Page: 393
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This volume reviews the ecological effects of road, rail, marine and air transport. The focus ranges from identification of threats and repair of damaging effects to design of future transport systems that minimize environmental degradation. The scope of coverage extends from small ecosystems to the planet as a whole. Experts from a variety of disciplines address the topic, expressing views across the spectrum from deep pessimism to cautious optimism.

The Other People

The End of the Beginning
Author: Jake Lowell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483671623
Category: Fiction
Page: 253
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THIS IS A STORY THAT BEGINS AT THE CROSS THEN WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME TO THE PRESENT AGE THEN BEYOND WHEN LONG LOST HIDDEN INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTH AND MANKINDS HISTORY IS REVEALED FROM A SOPHISTICATED DEVICE MADE BY AN EARLIER AGE OF HUMANS. THE DEVICES WHERE UNEXPECTEDLY UNCOVERED IN ANTARCTICA BY AN EXPEDITION FINANCED BY A GROUP OF WEALTHY MEN WHO THEN FORM AN ORGANIZATION TO TRY TO HIDE THE TRUTH FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD. THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE ORGANIZATION MUST THEN DECIDE HOW TO USE THE INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THEIR OWN GAIN OR FOR THE GREATER BENEFIT OF ALL OF MANKIND.

Sea Dreams

Sailing the Western Mediterranean
Author: Rob Peterswald,Rosemary Peterswald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980780710
Category: Mediterranean Region
Page: 152
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Rob and Rosemary Peterswald, the authors of the best-selling titles "From the Sea" and "Beyond the Shore", explore the Western Mediterranean on their yacht Sea Dreams. The Mediterranean Sea has been the cradle of western civilisation. From the earliest times it has nourished ancient empires, spawned countless legends and has been the scene of epic battles that have changed the course of history. Today it remains a place of beauty and danger, joy and pain, indulgence and austerity, and as much as ever, a crossroads of the world. On their cruise, the Peterswalds visit Sardinia, Corsica, Elba, the Balearics, Sicily and the coasts of France and Italy, capturing the beauty of the 'Middle Sea' and its wondrous coastline. They sail past high rugged mountains protected by ancient fortresses, anchor in enchanting bays and visit mystical cities that date from antiquity. This beautifully photographed book celebrates the joy and vibrancy of life in the Mediterranean, a life that still follows the rhythms of the ocean and the seasons. This book is for anyone who loves the excitement of travel to breathtaking localities stooped in history and culture, fantastic food and stunning photography and just the love of the open sea and sailing.

Domination Bid


Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Gold Eagle
ISBN: 1460340914
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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STONY MAN he elite, covert agents of Stony Man Farm, comprising the best cyber techs and military in the world, act under orders of the President. Whether it's stopping a terror attack overseas or saving civilians closer to home, the teams fight for freedom and peace. DEADLY SCIENCE A cutting-edge electromagnetic pulse weapon sets off a bidding war, and brokers from countries all over the world can't wait to get their hands on it. But when the Libyan rebel behind the auction squeezes out the U.S., red flags are raised in Washington. Determined to keep the weapon of mass destruction away from hostile powers, Stony Man Farm has two choices: steal it from the rebel's headquarters in Greece—or destroy it. While Phoenix Force deploys overseas, Able Team has its own mission. An American paramilitary contractor also wants the EMP device…and he's willing to kill anyone who gets in his way.

World Cruising Destinations

An Inspirational Guide to all Sailing Destinations
Author: Jimmy Cornell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408197987
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
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'What Jimmy Cornell doesn't know about cruising isn't worth knowing' - Yachting World One of the most influential cruising yachtsmen writing today, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles on all the oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations and voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. His successful guide to sailing around the world, World Cruising Routes, has helped many aspirational voyagers turn their dreams into reality and follow in his footsteps. This substantial new handbook profiles every cruising destination in the world and is intended as a partner to Cornell's bestselling World Cruising Routes. Every destination is detailed comprehensively, with information on cruising attractions, history, culture, climate(including average monthly temperatures and rainfall, plus tropical storm seasons), local laws, regulations and formalities, facilities available, plus public holidays and events, emergency telephone numbers, and much more. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it is not only a must-have onboard reference work for long distance sailors, but will undoubtedly inspire the adventurous to sail where they have never sailed before.

Black Diamond Destiny


Author: Helen M. Norris
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481772708
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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Involves a West Virginia mountaineer family, father, mother, five sons and daughter. Their complicated rise from abject poverty to become multi-millionaires through their efforts in the coal-mining industry. From a small outcrop of coal on their unproductive farm, they eventually own thirty production mines and become the largest coal corporation in the world, controlling the coal industry in West Virginia for over sixty years. Poverty stricken but ambitious, in the year 1850, Matt Mattison secretly kills Abe, a Jewish itinerant peddler, who visits his home periodically, using Abe’s money to open a small drift mine on his farm. He is assisted in the venture by his five sons who are unaware of their father’s sudden source of funds. (A true story). At the birth of his daughter’s illegitimate son, Matt realized that his daughter, Gem, and Abe had a clandestine love affair, planned to marry and that Abe had impregnated to comely Gem. Matt conscious-stricken becomes psychotic. Gem, suspicious of her father, grieving that the father of her child had given his life for her family’s prosperity, refuses any finances earned from their mining endeavors, leaves home, adverse circumstances impel her to become proprietress of the town’s bawdy house. The plot involves Gem’s life, embarrassing to the family but offers amusing incidents in the bordello that becomes public. Her brothers push the mining business to great success becoming powerful financially and politically. Her bastard son (known later as “A.P.” in the industry), well educated but burdened by his mother’s profession, becomes president of the world’s largest coal corporation. Marries a socialite, interested in breeding show horses, they build pretentious mansion on 365 acres, own private railroad train, ocean-going yacht, lavish apartment in New York City. The novel follows several generations of family, involving many complications, romances, pathos of the five brothers, threatened loss of their mines through bitterly fought union strikes and devastating mine explosions. Much of this story is true and interwoven with fiction. All character names are fictitious. Interesting coal mining facts as they effect the family are included. As well as the complete portrayal of the cruel exploration of the miners as the greedy and often inhumane madness of the coal barons to accumulate excessive wealth. Now that coal is becoming an important factor in our energy crisis, this story is timely. Readers will become educated about the problems in this important industry as the story of this once poverty stricken family unfolds.

Arrive by Dusk


Author: Gabrielle F. Culmer
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480800465
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Widowed at thirty-four, Mindy Croixe is a highly respected and popular artist. Her landscapes and aquatic portraits reflect all of the places—from New York to Paris—she had visited with her late husband, Lamont. Embarking on a new and important episode in her life, Mindy is participating in another art show, this one in Saint-Tropez on the Mediterranean Sea—a long way from her roots of Crystal Shores. It’s here she runs into Blaine O’Neill, a friend from way back when in Crystal Shores. He’s in Saint-Tropez for the opening of yet another of his luxury hotels. At thirty-five, Blaine has been successful in building his conglomerate, but not his personal life. Mindy is conflicted. She and Blaine were friends, good friends. But her late husband had given her so much, and she is still reeling from their life together and what it should have been. She’s not sure she can consider a relationship, not even for an old friend who knows her well.

Winter's Storm


Author: Patricia Rose
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781468581003
Category: Fiction
Page: 456
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Embroiled in the conflict of World War II, the fledgling OSS enlists the unique talents of 4 exceptional young men to fight behind enemy lines. Trained from infancy in every conceivable form of martial arts and fluent in several languages due to their polyglot upbringing, these 4 extraordinary men excelled first as artists, giving them the means to pursue their dreams. Now caught up in the global conflict, they must battle the Nai threat before those dreams can become reality. Sean Winters studied to be a Veterinarian, but now leads a trained cadre of men deep into Nazi Germany, disrupting supply lines and trains loaded with innocents being transported to concentration camps. After a stint airborne gathering intelligence, Nicolo Amato returns to Italy where he studied to be an architect. In Florence, he thwarts the planned demolition of a building housing priceless works of art. Later, he leads a group escorting the Italian ambassador on his failed mission to seek peace with the British. Dr. Antonio Cadena barely finishes Medical school in time to lead a medical team at Anzio Beach. And Chen Li works feverishlywith other lawyers to free Japanese Americans incarcerated simply because of their heritage.

The Prince She Never Forgot


Author: Scarlet Wilson
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460344723
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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A kiss at midnight… Ten years ago Ruby Wetherspoon shared a stolen New Year's kiss with enigmatic stranger Alex. A kiss she has never forgotten… Now a renowned language therapist, Ruby is stunned when her Alex—Crown Prince Alexander of Euronia to the rest of the world!—shows up to ask for her help. Ruby has never been far from Alex's thoughts, but duty to his country has kept him away. Now he has a chance to make both their dreams come true…