Ten true stories of real-life heroes during the attacks on 9/11! When Captain Jay Jonas of the Fire Department of New York hears an emergency radio message about the World Trade Center, he has no idea of the terrible conditions he and his team will face. Arriving at the burning building, the firefighters must summon all their courage. On the same morning, just outside Washington, D.C., a jetliner piloted by terrorists slams into the Pentagon. Can Colonel Philip McNair save lives inside the flaming building? From the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to a hijacked plane above Pennsylvania, these ten stories of true American heroes on the day that changed America -- September 11, 2001.
Ten true stories of real-life crime scene investigators! A gold ring has been discovered at a murder scene, but police have little else to go on. Can State Patrol Investigator Richard Havel use that clue to track down the killers? A bomber is terrorizing a western community. What forensic clues can Investigator Jack Charles gather to stop and solve the bombings? Enter the secret world of crime scene investigators who use the latest forensic techniques to solve mysteries and bring criminals to justice. You will never forget these incredible true stories.
Ten true stories of real-life kid spies! Can you imagine crossing enemy lines to deliver a secret message? Or spying on your enemy from the attic of their hideout? Read the 10 True Tales from kids just like you who risked their lives to be spies!
A school of fish raining from the sky . . . anglers catching eighty-three sailfish in one day-fish tales? No, Amazing but True Fishing Stories. In the tradition of Nash and Zullo's Amazing but True Golf Facts and The Sports Hall of Shame book series comes a compendium of true tales, angling antics, and fish facts. This is a book that once again demonstrates how truth can be stranger than fiction. Consider: the Frenchman who caught 590 fish in one hour with a single pole; the angler who used his rod and reel to hook and save a drowning woman; the man who lost his thumb in a boating accident-and found it seven months later, in the belly of a trout! These and many more terrific tales, crazy catches, and daring duels can be found in Amazing but True Fishing Stories.
From the thief who dropped a 600-pound safe on himself, to Goldie Hawn spilling wine all over Sly Stallone at a dinner attended by George Bush, Sr., the anecdotes in this little book are interesting, to say the least.
Months after being adopted from an animal shelter by a family, a Labrador retriever saved a mom's life on Christmas Eve...
"Dogmania" is a celebration of courageous and canny canines whose antics and adventures will entertain all animal lovers. Included are amazing tales about such dogs as: Selvakumar, a mongrel who dragged a seven-year-old boy to safety in the face of the swirling waters of the 2004 tsunami. Blue, the Australian blue heeler, who fended off a huge alligator to save his elderly master's life. Sweetie, the overweight terrier who emerged from her grave after she was mistakenly buried. Samson, the German Shepherd mix who acts as a guide dog for his blind canine sweetheart, Delilah. "Dogmania" features more than 150 stories never before told in book form. This canine collection is sure to amuse and amaze the nearly 40 percent of U.S. homes that have a dog as a part of their family.
Sportswriters and celebrity fishing guides, expert anglers, and Hall of Shamers themselves spill the whole truth--hook, line and sinker-- in this wacky collection of the funniest incidents in sport fishing. Compiled by the creators of the bestselling Sports Hall of Shame series.
The firefighters who lost their lives in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center have become well-known-and rightfully so. But firefighters throughout America risk life and limb every day, many times without any acknowledgement whatsoever, let alone fame or fortune. In The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told, authors Mike Santangelo, Mara Bovsun and Allan Zullo have collected more than two dozen gripping accounts of America's bravest heroes, those who save lives every day as they rush in to rescue others. From airport firefighters to hazardous materials experts, from forest firefighters to high-elevation rescuers, from smoke jumpers to harbor firefighters, The Greatest Firefighter Stories Never Told captivates readers with its focus on the fresh and fascinating tales of real heroes and those they save. Several stories highlight some of the courageous firefighters of the New York Fire Department who were on hand during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Already, the department's heroism has captured America's heart. These gripping, in-depth stories will put names and faces to those most deserving of worldwide recognition.
Nine stories of the spirits of pets and other animals haunting various humans from beyond the graves in the pet cemetary.
There's something strange about the old baseball glove at a garage sale. A girls' soccer team practice field is built on the site of an old burial ground. A basketball player who receives advice from a mysterious school janitor. Chilling, true tales based on actual, reported events.
DO GHOSTS HAUNT BABY-SITTERS? If you've ever baby-sat, you know how scary it can be when the kids act like spirited little demons. But some sitters have actually encountered real spirits and demons from the world of the supernatural. Many experts were called in to investigate these so-called hauntings. Sometimes the experts walked away convinced that a haunting actually took place. Other times, they left believing something weird had happened that couldn't be fully explained. This book is a collection of creepy stories about baby-sitters who took on a job that turned into the most frightening or bizarre experience of their lives. These eerie tales are inspired, in part, by real cases taken from the files of noted ghost hunters. The names and places in the stories are not real. Could you wind up facing a ghost the next time you baby-sit? You might think so after reading the startling stories in this book! Haunted Baby-Sitters While baby-sitting, Sara heard strange fiddle music in an empty attic. She later learned who had lived?and died?in the house years before. Emily was baby-sitting for two little boys whose beds began to shake on their own. The police were baffled. Then a noted investigator discovered the real cause of the ghostly disturbance. Another baby-sitter noticed that a four-year-old boy's scribbles on a notepad were actually a form of shorthand writing. The boy's message revealed a family mystery. These and other true ghost stories have all been reported by real kids while baby-sitting.
These eerie tales are inspired, in part, by real-life cases taken from the files of noted ghost hunters. Will a ghost haunt your tent the next time you go camping? You might think so after reading the spooky stories in this book!
Ten stories, taken from the files of noted ghost hunters, describing hauntings of everything from caves to big city apartments.
Nine stories about ghosts and phantoms found haunting schools.
Is Your School Haunted? A strange girl who shows up at a school is not what she appears to be . . . students find a shocking secret in their school's theater, an empty school vibrates with the laughter of unseen children; In this spine tingling book, these and other true ghost stories that happen in schools just like yours.
This is a creepy collection of stories about athletes who have been haunted by ghosts on the baseball diamond, football gridiron, basketball court and the soccer field.
"Haunted Teachers" is a creepy collection of stories about phantoms -- especially ghostly teachers -- who have haunted teachers and students in the classroom, on the playground, and at home. These eerie tales are inspired, in part, by real-life cases taken from the files of noted ghost hunters. Does the spirit of a teacher haunt your classroom? Is your teacher spooked by a ghost? You might think so after reading the startling stories in this book!
The accounts are based exclusively on personal, lengthy interviews conducted with or about each person featured in this book. Using real names, dates, and places, the stories are written as factual and truthful versions of the heroes' recollections, although some of the dialogue has been re-created.
Some volunteered. Others were forced to serve. But each of these young people sailed with the world's most feared pirates -- from the notorious Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to Sir Henry Morgan and others. Some of these kids fought side-by-side with the pirates, and others tried to escape. You will never forget their incredible true stories.
These amazing true stories are about real kids who have saved lives, discovered missing persons, predicted disasters, and more through dreams and extrasensory powers.
In "Mysteries of the Unexplained", Zullo takes us on a journey to six mysteries of our time, including the Bermuda triangle, the Loch Ness monster, the purported UFO crash in Roswell, the Mary Celeste, the Plains of Nazca, and Bigfoot.
"Did you know that in the United States ... A president slept through his only day in office ... celebrating Christmas was once a crime ... a dog used to deliver the U.S. mail ... and in a certain city you weren't allowed to take more than one bath a month? You'll read all about these weird-- but true-- events in this hilarious book!"
In these stories of bravery and unselfishness from the "Ten True Tales" series, middle and high school kids show that they have the insight and determination to do the right thing to save lives.
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