A Place to Belong by Paul Miller

By Paul Miller

virtually every person longs for a spot the place they slot in, a spot the place they consider secure and enjoyed. for many humans, their households supply this defense, yet Paul Miller needed to locate it out on the earth and in his personal center. In his new novel, a spot to Belong, set within the years following global conflict II, he tells a narrative of a formative years of abuse and as early life at the street in consistent search.

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LE SECRET D'UN FAKIR, Ben-Ghou-Bey l'homme (French Edition) by Jean Luc Goubet

By Jean Luc Goubet

Léon Goubet, né à los angeles Verpillière ( Isère), uncomplicated fils d’ouvrier, avait une passion : le corps humain.
Les difficiles stipulations de vie engendrées par le tumulte de los angeles seconde guerre mondiale ainsi que los angeles pauvreté de l. a. campagne où il grandit, ne lui permirent pas d’entamer des études de médecine.
Poussé à l. a. fois par ses rêves d’enfant et une curiosité hors du commun, très jeune, il décida apprendre de par lui-même ce qu’il ne pouvait étudier sur le banc d’une école. Il observait, les gens, les choses et il observait surtout son corps qui, pour lui, allait devenir son « laboratoire ».
De santé fragile, los angeles douleur était son pire ennemi. Pratiquement encore un enfant, au détour d’une dialog, il entendu parler de prouesses extraordinaires que certains hommes, là-bas, dans le lointain Orient, étaient capables de réaliser avec leur corps : Des fakirs. Ces êtres merveilleux ne craignaient ni los angeles douleur, ni los angeles mort. Était-ce vraiment une réalité ou un basic conte des mille et unes nuits ?
C’est ce que peu à peu, à strength de braveness, témérité et surtout une strength de volonté hors du commun Léon allait découvrir et devenir ainsi, probablement, le plus grand fakir de ce siècle :

Voici le mystery d’un fakir. 

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From Rags to Riches by Peter Greisl,Australian Opal Mines,Murray Willis

By Peter Greisl,Australian Opal Mines,Murray Willis

The treacherous tale of an Auistrian Migrant to go looking for the what he calls Rainbow Rock, the Australian nationwide Gem Stone Opal. It took him and his captivating spouse and loveley daughter to South Australia directly to the Andamooka Opal Fields it tells of failures and occasions from homicide to suicide, plancrashe, declare jumpers. it is a nice Autobiography and irt is written within the migrants gramma wisdom of his moment language english which exhibits the authenticity of this tale as he skilled it,

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The Silver Man: The Life and Times of Indian Agent John by Peter Shrake

By Peter Shrake

In The Silver guy: The lifestyles and instances of John Kinzie, readers witness the dramatic alterations that swept the Wisconsin frontier within the early and mid-1800s, throughout the lifetime of Indian agent John Harris Kinzie. From the struggle of 1812 and the monopoly of the yank Fur corporation, to the Black Hawk warfare and the compelled elimination of hundreds of thousands of Ho-Chunk humans from their local lands—John Kinzie’s event provides us a front-row seat to a pivotal time within the heritage of the yank Midwest.

As an Indian agent at citadel Winnebago—in what's now Portage, Wisconsin—John Kinzie served the Ho-Chunk humans in the course of a time of turbulent swap, because the tribe confronted expanding assaults on its cultural lifestyles and intensely sovereignty, and struggled to return to phrases with American development into the higher Midwest. the tale of the Ho-Chunk kingdom maintains at the present time, because the tribe keeps to rebuild its cultural presence in its local homeland.

Through John Kinzie’s tale, we achieve a broader view of the area during which he lived—a international that, in no small half, varieties a origin for the area during which we are living today.

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The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: A by R. Scott Williams

By R. Scott Williams

Richard Halliburton ran clear of his homeland in Memphis on the age of 19 to guide a rare and dramatic lifetime of experience. opposed to the backdrop of the Golden Age, the Roaring Twenties and the good melancholy, Halliburton's exploits worldwide made him an the world over recognized superstar and the main recognized go back and forth author of his time. From mountain climbing Mount Olympus in Greece to swimming the Panama Canal and actually flying the entire approach to Timbuktu, Halliburton skilled and wrote approximately adventures that others by no means even believed attainable. His younger spirit and bohemian way of life gained the hearts of thousands. writer R. Scott Williams information the unbelievable exploits of a real adventurer.

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In Search of the Missing: Working with Search and Rescue by Mick McCarthy,Patricia Ahern

By Mick McCarthy,Patricia Ahern

In seek of the lacking paints a vibrant photo of the folks and canine at the back of seek and rescue operations, the painstaking calls for of teaching and qualification, and the highs and lows of a role the place mins might be the variation among saving someone’s existence or discovering in basic terms their physique.

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Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John by Jeffrey S. Copeland

By Jeffrey S. Copeland

some of the most remarkable characters in American historical past was once John Fairfield, a member of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves to freedom prior to the Civil battle. His exploits are pointed out by means of notables equivalent to Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Levi Coffin (the “President” of the Underground Railroad). All significantly in demand him yet have been stunned through his strategies. Fairfield used to be the single high-profile abolitionist to cost humans for his paintings. a few assert Fairfield exploited the slaves simply because he charged kinfolk in Canada to get their family to safeguard, yet he used the charges to assist concoct difficult ruses that he used to scouse borrow the slaves and aid them to freedom.

One time he led nineteen slaves to freedom via pretending to be an undertaker taking the physique of a slave around the Ohio River to a slave cemetery at the different part. He had one slave (in an open coffin) fake to be the deceased—and the opposite eighteen marched in a funeral procession all through the center of city in simple sight. The townspeople stepped apart, out of appreciate for the “deceased,” and watched him take them all around the river to their freedom! all over again he pretended to be a chicken broker, gaining the honor of all in a city, after which stole their slaves. nonetheless over again he handed himself off as a businessman who had to construct boats to take salt to the South for a really ecocnomic enterprise. He received the various major voters of that city to take a position in his venture and, whilst the boats have been complete, he selected a moonless evening to get the entire slaves to the boats—and had them row to freedom.

Fairfield used to be noticeable through a few as a scoundrel, a con guy, and a legal. Others observed him as a truly non secular guy who believed with all his middle that the evils of slavery had to be wiped out—and he was once prepared to visit extremes to do this. Fairfield wasn’t as violent as, say, John Brown, yet he nonetheless received the task done.

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The Great Adventure Untold by Charles Hamman

By Charles Hamman

the nice Adventure--Untold, describes what nice American personality is with examples and touches upon either, fresh and present heroic acts by way of American infantrymen, and focuses mostly traditionally at the personality of Theodore Roosevelt and his relatives. it's thinking about the spirit of yank personality and in its end is looking for whatever tough to discover by means of going into the roots of "faith" construction character.

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Downhills Don't Come Free: One Man's Bike Ride from Alaska by Jerry Holl

By Jerry Holl

cycling from Alaska to Mexico solo is difficult sufficient. but if you throw in undesirable climate, flat tires, hair-raising roadways, and unpredictable grizzly bears, just a idiot might hold going.

Fortunately, Jerry Holl used to be simply the idiot for this actual two-wheeled odyssey. Coming off a life of company positions, he wasn’t precisely prepared—his so much depended on better half at the journey used to be a motorbike he didn’t understand how to mend. yet inexperience and absence of a concrete plan didn’t cease him. For fifty-one days, Holl pedaled his approach throughout international locations, encountering every thing bizarre and wondrous North the USA needed to provide.

Downhills Don’t Come unfastened takes you thru the ups and downs (literal and figurative) of Holl’s journey. via turns fun and reflective, self-deprecating and confident, it chronicles each point of the adventure, from the breathtaking vastness of the Alaskan-Canadian barren region to the fortitude, generosity, and eccentricity of the folks he met alongside the way.

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