Lion And The Journalist

Author: Chip Bishop
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762783036
Size: 27.81 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller Theodore Roosevelt, accidental president, and Joseph Bishop, newspaper editor, met when the future Rough Rider was police commissioner of New York City. This is the remarkable story of mutual loyalty and dedication that ranges from police corruption on the streets of New York, through days of boldness and courage in the White House, to ambition and hardship in the jungles of Panama and beyond.

Spirit Of The Mountain

Author: Donna M. Bryan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781484088708
Size: 69.73 MB
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SPIRIT OF THE MOUNTAIN: The Lion - The Ranger - The Journalist by Donna M Bryan Mystery, adventure, suspense, and romance awaits in SPIRIT OF THE MOUNTAIN... THE LION His green eyes shining in the light of the campfire, the lion snarled at the injured woman. Lacey froze; the gun at her side useless. Was this how she would die? THE RANGER Why would a big city police officer take a position as a mounted ranger in a small community? Did he have something to hide or was he running away? THE JOURNALIST Never realizing the story would stretch further than the mountains, Lacey's persistent journalism exposes the unethical actions of an evil senator!

Paper Lion

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316284432
Size: 59.40 MB
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The book that made a legend--and capture's America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff a and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives. George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals. One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"

The Lion The Fox And The Eagle

Author: Carol Off
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307370771
Size: 32.78 MB
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Three Canadians – Lewis MacKenzie, Romeo Dallaire and Louise Arbour – were at the centre of the two greatest tragedies of the 1990s. Two of them could have stopped the killing. One was asked to bring the perpetrators to justice. In this riveting, original and explosive book, Carol Off explores the failure of peacekeeping missions in Sarajevo and Rwanda, and the international community’s attempt to redeem itself by prosecuting the people responsible for the genocides. Events turned on the action of two Canadian generals: the fox of the title, Lewis MacKenzie, who commanded the UN forces in Bosnia for the first crucial months of the conflict; and the lion, Romeo Dallaire, who developed an interventionary plan that he believed would have prevented the Rwandan genocide but was forced by the UN to stand by while 800,000 people were slaughtered. The eagle is Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge who became Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lion And The Unicorn

Author: Richard Harding Davis
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 1421831058
Size: 36.17 MB
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Prentiss had a long lease on the house, and because it stood in Jermyn Street the upper floors were, as a matter of course, turned into lodgings for single gentlemen; and because Prentiss was a Florist to the Queen, he placed a lion and unicorn over his f

Den Of Lions

Author: Terry Anderson
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345467928
Size: 71.19 MB
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The former Associated Press chief Middle East correspondent shares the story of his captivity by Shiite radicals in Beirut, the spiritual rebirth that allowed him to endure, and his ultimate release.

The Fourth Hand

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307758552
Size: 64.33 MB
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The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: “How can anyone identify a dream of the future?” The answer: “Destiny is not imaginable, except in dreams or to those in love.” While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation’s first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband’s left hand– that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy. This is how John Irving’s tenth novel begins; it seems, at first, to be a comedy, perhaps a satire, almost certainly a sexual farce. Yet, in the end, The Fourth Hand is as realistic and emotionally moving as any of Mr. Irving’s previous novels – including The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year – or his Oscar-winning screenplay of The Cider House Rules. The Fourth Hand is characteristic of John Irving’s seamless storytelling and further explores some of the author’s recurring themes – loss, grief, love as redemption. But this novel also breaks new ground; it offers a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to From the Hardcover edition.