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War Of The Whales

Author : Joshua Horwitz
ISBN : 9781451645026
Genre : History
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Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: “Horwitz’s dogged reporting…combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative…. He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience” (PEN Award Citation). Six years in the making, War of the Whales is the “gripping detective tale” (Publishers Weekly) of a crusading attorney, Joel Reynolds, who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound—and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth. “War of the Whales reads like the best investigative journalism, with cinematic scenes of strandings and dramatic David-and-Goliath courtroom dramas as activists diligently hold the Navy accountable” (The Huffington Post). When Balcomb and Reynolds team up to expose the truth behind an epidemic of mass strandings, the stage is set for an epic battle that pits admirals against activists, rogue submarines against weaponized dolphins, and national security against the need to safeguard the ocean environment. “Strong and valuable” (The Washington Post), “brilliantly told” (Bob Woodward), author Joshua Horwitz combines the best of legal drama, natural history, and military intrigue to “raise serious questions about the unchecked use of secrecy by the military to advance its institutional power” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Guns Democracy And The Insurrectionist Idea

Author : Joshua Horwitz
ISBN : 9780472033706
Genre : History
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Does the gun lobby threaten the democratic institutions safeguarding individual liberty in America?

Only Birds Angels Fly

Author : Joshua Horwitz
ISBN : 006022598X
Genre : Drug abuse
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During the turbulent sixties, Danny and charismatic Chris renew the friendship begun in junior high school only to find that sometimes friendship isn't enough to counteract different attitudes toward life.

Big Miracle

Author : Tom Rose
ISBN : 9781429938648
Genre : Nature
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Now a major motion picture starring Drew Barrymore, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Tim Blake Nelson, John Krasinski, and Vinessa Shaw—an account of the dramatic rescue of three gray whales trapped under the ice in Alaska in 1988. Set in Cold War–era 1988, Big Miracle tells the real story behind the remarkable, bizarre, and oftentimes uproarious event that mesmerized the world for weeks. On October 7, an Inuit hunter near Barrow, Alaska, found three California Gray whales imprisoned in the Arctic ice. In the past, as was nature's way, trapped whales always died. Not this time. Tom Rose, who was covering the event for a Japanese TV station, compellingly describes how oil company executives, environmental activists, Inupiat people, small business people, and the U.S. military boldly worked together to rescue the whales. He also tells the stories of some of the more than 150 international journalists who brought the story to the world's attention. The rescue was followed by millions of people around the world as Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev joined the forces of their two nations to help free the whales.

True Stories Of Old Sag Harbor

Author : Jim Marquardt
ISBN : 9780974020198
Genre : History
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Under the title LOOKING BACK in a series of columns over many years,Jim Marquardt has delved into the colorful history of Sag Harbor, from the colonists who came ashore at Conscience Point in 1645 to the intrepid whaling captains who ventured into unknown Arctic waters. Did you know that at one time whaling was the third largest industry in the United States? Or that a few Sag Harbor sailors jumped ship and became kings of South Seas islands? Or that Sag Harbor wives sometimes sailed with their husbands on three­and four-year voyages? Here are the stories of the Native Americans who lived here long before the colonists, the friendship of Chief Wyandanch and Lion Gardiner, the first Custom House established in our young country, the Black sailors who crewed the whale ships, saboteurs who landed in Amagansett in WW 11, mutinies, shipwrecks, steamboats, and people like John Steinbeck who wrote that Sag Harbor made him happy.This is a rich collection of more than 70 stories by a writer who has dug deeply to tell us why so many people visit, linger in, and love Sag Harbor.

Defeat And Triumph

Author : Stephen Sussna
ISBN : 9781462840045
Genre : History
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Defeat and Triumph tells the story of the still controversial, important, dramatic but little known Allied invasion of the French Riviera on August 15, 1944. This was known as Operation Anvil and later renamed Operation Dragoon. Notwithstanding the massive opposition of Winston Churchill, his military advisors, and many notable American generals, Dragoon happened. After suffering four years of humiliating and devastating defeat, French men and women were assisted by their American and British Allies and this invasion ensured World War II victory in Europe. Defeat and Triumph: The Story of a Controversial Allied Invasion and French Rebirth thoroughly analyzes the pros and cons of Dragoon. The book provides a panoramic history of Operation Dragoon and related events in France, Germany, Great Britain, the United States, and the Mediterranean from 1940-1945. The author is in the unique position of having served on Day of Dragoon as Helmsman of LST 1012 (Landing Ship Tank).The LST 1012 participated in the most dangerous and tragic event of the invasion. He has gathered and analyzed a treasure trove of previously unpublished American, British, French and German archival materials, diaries, letters, periodical articles, maps and interviews.

Best True Stories From World War Ii

Author : C. Brian Kelly
ISBN : 0760782547
Genre : History
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Winnie S Great War

Author : Lindsay Mattick
ISBN : 9780316447102
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 39. 76 MB
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From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal--winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear. Here is a heartwarming imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her remarkable travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, and all the way to the London Zoo where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of the world's most famous bear, Winnie is on a great war adventure. This beautifully told story is a triumphant blending of deep research and magnificent imagination. Infused with Sophie Blackall's irresistible renderings of an endearing bear, the book is also woven through with entries from Captain Harry Colebourn's real wartime diaries and contains a selection of artifacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the indelible power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one extraordinary bear.

The Animal Rights Handbook

Author : Laura Fraser
ISBN : 0425137627
Genre : Philosophy
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Suggests ways to share the planet with its animal residents, including changes in clothing and diet, responsible pet ownership, ways to raise children to be more aware of animal rights, and methods of working for social change

In The Heart Of The Sea The Epic True Story That Inspired Moby Dick Text Only

Author : Nathaniel Philbrick
ISBN : 9780007381814
Genre : History
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The epic true-life story of one of the most notorious maritime disasters of the nineteenth century – and inspiration for ‘Moby-Dick’ – reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in December 2015, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker and Cillian Murphy.

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