Eye of the Hurricane

Author: Rubin Hurricane Carter,Ken Klonsky

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569768226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin Hurricane Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter's personal philosophy--born of the unimaginable duress of wrongful imprisonment and conceived through his defiance of the brutal institution of prison and a decade of solitary confinement--this work offers hope for those who have none and serves as a call to action for those who abhor injustice. Exposing the inherent flaws in the legal and penal systems, this autobiography also serves as a prison survival manual--be it a brick-and-mortar cell or the metaphorical prison of childhood abuse, racism, and despair.

From the Eye of the Hurricane

Author: Alex Higgins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472221915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6061


Considered by many to be a genius at his peak, Alex Higgins's unorthodox play and exciting style earned him the nickname 'Hurricane' and led to his immense popularity and fame. In 1972 he became the youngest winner of the World Championship, repeating his victory in emotional style in 1982. Higgins's story is so much more than just snooker. Head-butting tournament officials, threatening to shoot team-mates, getting involved with gangsters, abusing referees, affairs with glamorous women, frequent fines and lengthy bans, all contributed to Higgins slipping down the rankings as he succumbed to drink and lost his fortune. After suffering throat cancer, Alex Higgins now reflects on his turbulent life and career in his first full autobiography. The Hurricane is back - prepare to be caught up in the carnage.

In The Eye Of The Storm

Author: Steven M. Banka

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481763431

Category: Fiction

Page: 68

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In 2005 hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast. In New Orleans it wasn't the hurricane you had to survive but the aftermath that came. Everyone thought the water flooding the city was the worst that could happen, they were wrong. With every chapter seemingly at the end, it got worse. See how one man survived the odds and cheated death. The Convention Center in New Orleans turned into hell for one week. Everything you can imagine bad happened. Be prepared for what you are about to read.

Eye of the Storm

Author: J.R. Johnson

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480812870

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 8987


Jim Montgomery was the last championship quarterback of Martinville, Texas, and he’s just returned home to mourn the passing of his mother. It is a bittersweet visit to his old stomping grounds, but things take a positive turn when he’s offered a chance to coach the high school’s new quarterback, which is a perfect way to relax before Jim takes the bar. The outer fringes of a tropical storm hit Martinville, and in the process reveal a buried human skull. Suddenly, what looked to be a relaxing short stay in Jim’s old home town turns into a drama of mystery and scandal. It’s revealed that the skull belongs to a man that went missing ten years ago—following a mysterious boat bombing that left four Vietnamese fishermen dead. At the time, the missing man’s wife was the prime suspect. Now, nothing is certain. Slowly, like the buried skull, the secrets of Martinville residents are exposed. No one is what they seem in this once quiet town, and the more scandals revealed, the more Jim realizes he and his family are closely connected to what could land someone in prison—or in the ground.

Eye of the Storm

Author: Robert Pobi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147679037X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1349


A STORM IS COMING TO MONTAUK, LONG ISLAND. As a massive hurricane approaches the Eastern Seaboard, FBI consultant Jake Cole must return to Montauk to care for his father, formerly a brilliant painter, now in the grip of madness. When a twisted serial killer strikes nearby, the local sheriff is ill equipped to battle an increasingly bold killer. Soon Jake finds himself dragged into the bloody case, all the while trying to care for a father he never wanted to see again. As bodies pile up and the storm edges closer, Jake rushes to keep his family from harm and find the killer. It’s a race against the clock, and there are forces at work that could end up pushing Jake permanently into the dark. Robert Pobi’s brilliant debut thriller, Bloodman, is twisted, gritty, and utterly compelling. Slated for publication in nine countries, Bloodman is poised to take the world by storm.

In the Eye of the Storm

Author: John Houghton

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745955843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Sir John Houghton's life chronicles the history of climate science. Discovering in the course of his study of the weather that climate change is a reality and does threaten the future of the planet, Houghton found out something else. Not all scientists were prepared to tell the truth. When truth is inconvenient, even threatening to certain interests, then those interests will go to great lengths to challenge it. He says 'The warning is now urgent. The science is now robust, time is moving on, and humankind is responding far too slowly. God has granted us stewardship of this planet . It is a creation full of wonder and we must do everything in our power to keep it so.' 'The warning has always been there, but opposing forces have prevented us from hearing it.' Sir John Houghton is still battling. This book is part of that battle.

In the Hurricane's Eye

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153227

Category: History

Page: 384

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."--The New York Times Book Review The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower. In the concluding volume of his acclaimed American Revolution series, Nathaniel Philbrick tells the thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War. In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake—fought without a single American ship—made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea.

The Hurricane

Author: Roger A Pielke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317829573

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 3619


First published in 1990, this book describes the nature of the hurricane, one of the world's most dangerous weather hazards. It examines the formation, development, movement, and impact of these tropical cyclones, and assess the ability of science to describe, forecast, and control them.

The Pocket Book of Weather

Author: Michael Bright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408192616

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 7256


Featuring 3,000 essential facts and figures, this entertaining and informative guide to the world's weather explains how the weather shapes our planet and affects all our lives. From sandstorms to monsoons, avalanches to solar storms, rainbows to tornadoes, this concise but comprehensive book explores the whats, whys, wheres, hows and whens. - How do clouds form? - What makes the wind blow? - Why are no two snowflakes the same? - What causes tornadoes? - Why are deserts so dry and rainforests so wet? - What is the El Niño effect? After marvelling at lightning, understanding thunder and finding there is no end of the rainbow, Mike Flynn investigates how weather will become even more important in the future, both as a result of climate change, and because of new ways of harnessing the awesome power of nature to generate energy. Uncovering the amazing truth behind our weather and exploring the intriguing mysteries of weather phenomena, The Pocket Book of Weather is a fascinating compendium of useful and entertaining information.

Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills, Grade 6

Author: N.A

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1620579693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 544

View: 1199


Designed by experts in education, this comprehensive best-selling workbook features vivid and full-color illustrations to guide sixth grade children step-by-step through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities. Topics and activities include phonics, reading, reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math. Answer keys included. 544 pp. *Easy-to-understand examples and directions *High-interest topics *Fun, motivating activities *Review lessons to measure progress *Expanded teaching suggestions