In the Wake of the Mary Celeste


Author: Gary Crew,Robert R. Ingpen
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 9780734407283
Category: Shipwrecks
Page: 32
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In December 1872, the brigantine Mary Celeste was found adrift in the Atlantic. She was in full sail and in seaworthy condition, but had no crew aboard. So began one of the greatest mysteries of the sea. Why had the Mary Celeste been abandoned? Did the crew die in a mutiny? Or were more sinister forces to blame?

The Mary Celeste - Legend, Evidence and Truth


Author: Stan Mason
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1783334479
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 280
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The Mary Celeste…..one of the greatest sea mysteries never resolved until now. How was it possible for an experienced Captain, with his wife and daughter aboard, plus the crew to simple vanish and never be found. This books examines the ship from start to finish involving the Genesis of the Legend, the Start of the Spate, the Professional Theorists, the Modern Masters, the Evidence, the Captain and Crew, the Discovery of the Derelict, the Testimony, Further Evidence, the Follow Through, the Home Run, the Cause and Effect, and the Final Claim. It then identifies the Simple Truth which brings forth the solution to this mystery.

Mary Celeste

The Greatest Mystery of the Sea
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317865316
Category: History
Page: 304
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Mary Celeste is an iconic mystery - a perfectly seaworthy ship found wandering aimlessly at sea, her crew strangely and inexplicably missing. Paul Begg tells the story of the discovery of Mary Celeste and the people who vanished, and investigates over a century’s worth of speculation and survivors’ tales, searching for the facts behind one of the world’s great mysteries.

The Sea Hunters II


Author: Clive Cussler,Craig Dirgo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674266
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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The second thrilling account of #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cusslers's real-life search for lost ships, planes, and other marvels that changed history. For decades, Clive Cussler’s real-life NUMA®, the National Underwater and Marine Agency, has scoured rivers and seas in search of lost ships of historic significance. His teams have been inundated by tidal waves and beset by obstacles—both human and natural—but the results, and the stories behind them, have been dramatic. In this follow-up to their bestselling first account, The Sea Hunters, Cussler and colleague Craig Dirgo provide another extraordinary narrative of their true seagoing—and land—adventures, including their searches for the famous ghost ship Mary Celeste, found floating off the Azores in 1874 with no one on board; the Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors and was itself lost to U-boats six years later; and L’Oiseau Blanc, the airplane that almost beat The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic before disappearing in the Maine woods. All these, plus steamboats, ironclads, a seventeenth century flagship, a certain famous PT boat, and even a dirigible, are tantalizing targets as Cussler proves again that truth can be “at least as fun, and sometimes stranger, than fiction” (Men’s Journal).

Dead Wake

The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0553446754
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 1881

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#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small—hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more—all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.

Girls Make Media


Author: Mary Celeste Kearney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135474796
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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More girls are producing media today than at any other point in U.S. history, and they are creating media texts in virtually every format currently possible--magazines, films, musical recordings, and websites. Girls Make Media explores how young female media producers have reclaimed and reconfigured girlhood as a site for radical social, cultural, and political agency. Central to the book is an analysis of Riot Grrrl--a 1990s feminist youth movement from a fusion of punk rock and gender theory-and the girl power movement it inspired. The author also looks at the rise of girls-only media education programs, and the creation of girls' studies. This book will be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand contemporary female youth in today's media culture.

The Advent of Murder


Author: Martha Ockley
Publisher: Lion Fiction
ISBN: 1782640061
Category: Fiction
Page: 255
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Faith Morgan, former policewoman and vicar of the small English village of Little Worthy, goes to visit one of her parishioners at his farm, only to discover the house surrounded by police cars. A body has been found in the local river and farmer Markham is charged with murder. Though busy with preparations for Christmas, Faith is called on to investigate when it’s found out that the victim is also a member of her congregation—Lucas Kemp, a member of the choir. Faith’s informal inquiries lead her to uncover a hotbed of tensions and romantic rivalries in the choir, questions about drugs, and a run-in with an unsavory uncle—which leads to a dramatic rescue by Ben, Faith’s former detective partner and ex-boyfriend. In the tradition of Father Brown and Miss Marple, The Advent of Murder brings readers an authentic picture of English rural and church life combined with a satisfying mystery that will keep readers guessing until the end.

The Faithless

A dark thriller of intrigue and murder
Author: Martina Cole
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755375564
Category: Fiction
Page: 442
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With family, there's a dangerous line between love and hate... Reaching the darkest corners of family life, THE FAITHLESS by the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Martina Cole is an unputdownable novel about a deadly ambition that trumps family loyalty... Cynthia Tailor is a tough woman to please. Her husband Jimmy can do no right. Her sister Celeste has something Cynthia wants. And her two children, James and Gabby, can never reach the perfection their mother demands. What Cynthia wants, Cynthia gets, even if it hurts those closest to her. But there's a price to pay for taking what isn't yours, and it's Cynthia's own flesh and blood who are ready and waiting to collect... For more stories centred on family life, check out FACES, THE FAMILY and BETRAYAL. Martina Cole explores loyalty, protection, and how the ties that bind us can also sometimes choke the very thing we want to protect...

Civil War

The Magazine of the Civil War Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Youth Cultures in the Age of Global Media


Author: Sara Bragg,Mary Jane Kehily
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137008156
Category: Social Science
Page: 309
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This book explores the impact of globalisation and new technologies on youth cultures around the world, from the Birmingham School to the youthscapes of South Korea. In a timely reappraisal of youth cultures in contemporary times, this collection profiles the best of new research in youth studies written by leading scholars in the field.

Just Whistle


Author: Alfie Robins
Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing
ISBN: 190756523X
Category: Fiction
Page: 185
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My name is John Osbourne; well, it was before I started writing this bloody book. Now I'm not sure who the hell I am. If you think you know me, please telephone 01482 21.... Unemployed and recently divorced, John Osbourne's life was slowly falling apart. Then, encouraged to get a hobby by his daughter, things took a different turn, a turn that he did not realize would change his life. As he starts writing his first novel, the characters seem to come alive before his very eyes. Osbourne's creation, Detective Sergeant Harry "H" Blackburn and his team find themselves involved in the investigation of the murder of a young female student, which leads them to the dangerous world of drug trafficking. When their only witness is murdered it becomes even more difficult for the team to get justice. As the lines between reality and fiction blur, Osbourne struggles to maintain his grip on reality as he enters the realm of fiction. Will Harry and the team get their man—but if they do, will John Osbourne be lost in the world of fiction forever?

Like Letters in Running Water

A Mythopoetics of Curriculum
Author: Mary Aswell Doll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113567762X
Category: Education
Page: 280
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Like Letters in Running Water explores ways in which fiction (prose, drama, poetry, myth, fairytale) yields transformative insights for educational theory and practice. Through a series of intensely original, powerful essays drawing on curriculum theory, literary analysis, psychology, and feminist theory and practice, Doll seeks to confront a commonly held bias that reading literary fictions is "mere" entertainment (not a learning experience). She suggests that fiction has immense teaching power because it connects readers with their alliances within themselves and this connection attends to social, outer issues addressed by traditional pedagogies with greater, deeper awareness. Her elaboration in this book of the concept of currere--the lived experience of curriculum--through literature, drama, and myth is a major contribution to the field of curriculum theory.

The Coffee Mom's Devotional

A Rich Blend of 30 Brief and Inspiring Devotions
Author: Celeste Palermo
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441225552
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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What do moms thirst for even more than coffee? Moms want to know they matter, that they make a difference. They want to know they are not alone in their parenting experience and that their lives have purpose. They want to see their children prosper. They want a full cup. Celeste Palermo gives moms more than a jolt of caffeine with these humorous, yet poignant, brief devotions easily read while on the run. Moms juggling cups of coffee will relate to her coffee related stories and insights on such basic needs as affirmation, purpose, good health, and eternal life. "Coffee Talk," "Common Grounds," and "A Perfect Cup" sections provide quotes, Scripture references, and interviews with coffee-drinking moms offering insight and inspiration. "Soul Sip Solutions" offer questions to encourage reflection and response. After reading The Coffee Mom's Devotional, moms will be reminded that caffeine can never sustain us, only Jesus can.

Families in Crisis in the Old South

Divorce, Slavery, and the Law
Author: Loren Schweninger
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807837504
Category: History
Page: 256
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In the antebellum South, divorce was an explosive issue. As one lawmaker put it, divorce was to be viewed as a form of "madness," and as another asserted, divorce reduced communities to the "lowest ebb of degeneracy." How was it that in this climate, the number of divorces rose steadily during the antebellum era? In Families in Crisis in the Old South, Loren Schweninger uses previously unexplored records to argue that the difficulties these divorcing families faced reveal much about the reality of life in a slave-holding society as well as the myriad difficulties confronted by white southern families who chose not to divorce. Basing his argument on almost 800 divorce cases from the southern United States, Schweninger explores the impact of divorce and separation on white families and on the enslaved and provides insights on issues including domestic violence, interracial adultery, alcoholism, insanity, and property relations. He examines how divorce and separation laws changed, how married women's property rights expanded, how definitions of inhuman treatment of wives evolved, and how these divorces challenged conventional mores.