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Oh No! We're Gonna Die Too: More Humorous Tales of Close Calls in Alaska's Wilderness

by Bob Bell

Oh No! We're Gonna Die Too came about due to the popularity of Bob's first book Oh No! We're Gonna Die. That book was mostly about the author's misadventures in Alaska. Many of his friends and associates approached him after reading the book and told him their stories which were very similar to his. He collected those stories and with a few details filled in and some observations by Bob, compiled them into the second book. This book is also written in a humorous fashion, but again conveys the apprehension, excitement and relief involved in life threatening adventures. This book shows how a relatively small mistake can quickly put one's life at risk in the Alaska wilderness. It also takes the reader on adventures throughout Alaska with a whole new cast of characters who continue the tradition of questionable judgment and bad luck. You will experience airplane crashes, wild critters trying to eat folks, extreme weather, malfunctioning equipment, sinking boats and many other challenges. These stories give the reader a personal look at how many Alaskans live, recreate and somehow survive. It is doubtful many of them would have survived if it weren't for pure luck. As one can see from these stories, there is not a lot of clear thinking or intelligence involved in most of the stories, but there is an ample amount of excitement. Please enjoy your trip with us through our Alaska misadventures

Oh No! We're Gonna Die: Humorous Tales of Close Calls in the Alaskan Wilderness

by Bob Bell

Oh No! We're Gonna Die is a compilation of short stories about close calls in Alaska involving the author and his friends and family. These stories are written in a humorous fashion, but still convey the apprehension, excitement and relief involved in life-threatening adventures. It shows how a relatively small mistake can become a major problem in the remote Alaska bush. It takes the reader on adventures throughout the state with a unique cast of characters who never seem to lack in questionable judgment or bad luck. You will encounter airplane crashes, bears of every size and shape, extreme weather, vicious fish, malfunctioning boats and a host of other challenges. These stories will give you an insight into how rugged, and how fun, life on the last frontier can be for some people. The theme of the book is that Alaska has lots of tools to kill you with, and she used most of them on the author and his friends. They survived, mostly by luck, certainly not by wit. Keep in mind as you read this book that these are true stories involving real people, many of whom are still around and in good health. I hope you enjoy sharing our adventures.

The Temple: A dark fantasy of trust, loyalty, sacrifice, and courage in the face of adversity.

by Cameron Mitchell

Halas Duer has lived a sheltered existence. He knows little of life around him. And in the world of Aelborough, there are mysteries beyond even his front porch. But when Halas believes his father is in danger, he does not hesitate to step in. Before long, Halas, his brother Garek, and their friend Desmond are thrust into an adventure far beyond anything they could have imagined. Aelborough is a terribly dangerous place, and they are woefully unprepared for it. They must brave a haunted forest, a murderous army of bandits, a powerful sorceress, even the entire might of a nation as they fight to save the only thing that can prevent an ancient race of demons from being set upon humanity. It falls to Halas to hold his friends together as they make the difficult journey north. Will they make it in time to save the Temple of Immortals?

Rose Beyond The Wall: Poems of an Alaskan Mother of Nine

by Margaret Swensen

Poems of an Alaskan mother of nine: the joys and heartbreaks of motherhood. The history of one women's 50-years of life and love in the Last Frontier. These poems give an insight into life in Territory of Alaska through the Greatland's statehood. It's about famiy, friends, and neighbors.

The Most Expensive Mistress in Jefferson County: A Novel: The US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, BLM, and Nez Pearce Indian Nation Land Swap Scandal

by Jim Misko

What would you do to earn a $10 million profit? Would you be willing to compromise or alter your principles? Hawkins Neilson is about to find out in THE MOST EXPENSIVE MISTRESS IN JEFFERSON COUNTY. The US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, BLM and other government agencies have signed on a contract along with 130 ranchers and farmers and the Nez Pearce Indian Nation to exchange more than $400 million dollars of property in the largest land exchange in Idaho history. Hawk has drained his bank account and borrowed more to close this transaction. Can he make it through this last week before closing? On the day of closing, the Indians demand an additional $1 million dollars for one of their properties. Hawk Explodes. This could change his and their lives forever.

Ruby: A Western Pioneer Family Love Story

by Margaret Swensen

Dear Mama: I've been in Meadow a year and a month. It isn't like Hinckley, my pretty little place. I miss you. I miss the straight streets, the trees and gardens. The dry farm acres are brushed and planted now and my hands have almost healed. I won't work brushing and burning ever again without gloves. I was so foolish. I lost my wedding band in that brush and though Lewis hunted two days, he never found it. Lewis got tired of me crying about it but didn't say much. He just let me get it out of my system, I guess. We're still thinking about driving our stock to your fields next summer. I'll write when we've made up our minds. The doctor says I am fine and the baby's okay too. Thank you, Mama, for letting me come to your home, and mine, in February to have my baby. I shudder, thinking of having my baby without you beside me. Are you well, Mama? How's Luke doing in college? I'm so glad he got to go. Mama, I love you. I miss our buggy rides and us sleeping together, although sleeping with Lewis isn't half bad. Love, Ruby

More RV Chuckles and Chuckholes: More Confessions of Happy Campers

by Darlene Miller

Darlene Miller has a second book about the RV lifestyle which is full of amusing anecdotes, jokes, adventures and chuckhole experiences while traveling throughout the USA and Canada. It includes stories about the search for the white Kermodei bear in British Columbia; how to stay in touch with your grandchildren while traveling and bond with other RVers while parked in the desert around Quartzsite, Arizona. Guest contributors write about the quest for New Mexican chilies; what happens when the windshield breaks in the middle of traffic on the San Franciso Bay Bridge; or how to RV when you are born with no mechanical genes.

Wilma: An Alaska Tale of One Teacher, Two Teenagers, and Three Wolverines

by Dona Agosti

Wilma: An Alaska Tale of One Teacher, Two Teenagers, and Three Wolverines combines Alaska adventures and teenage life in the 1970s. It is the story of Pam Walker, Tom Lerner, and their junior high school biology teacher, William Marx. The action moves from an Anchorage classroom to the hilarious capture of a female wolverine named Wilma in the Alaska wilderness. A side trip to a science fair in Texas, a thrilling hunting expedition and a developing romance all culminate on a very realistic note. The antics of Wilma's kits, Wendy, and Willy, weave in and out of the narrative. The result is a young adult novel that is both entertaining and educational. There are very few wolverine novels published and those that do exist contain many inaccuracies. This story will give the reader an accurate understanding of this wary and difficult to observe animal. Students will be encouraged to get involved in their local science fairs.

Trail To Wrangell: Adventures of Dusty Sourdough, Book 2

by Glen Guy

The ground violently pitched Dusty about like a rag doll, he grabbed for the log he had been standing close to, but it too was being tossed about. At that instant a cracking, grinding sound came to his ears and a cavernous crack opened at his feet. Looking down, Dusty saw cold murky water and realized the place he had chosen to rest wasn't a clearing at all. -- It was a small lake!

Regular Army Corporal: Growing up in the Depression, World War II, and the Korean and Cold Wars

by Richard Ellmers

Regular Army Corporal is a story of an American family and of a childhood and adolescence in the troubled and now forgotten eras of the Great Depression and World War II, and of a young man's struggle for maturity and fulfillment in his relationship with Jesus Christ in the midst of war. In it the author addresses troublesome issues of morality, sexuality, ethics, alcoholism, and military discipline and leadership that are every bit as urgent and compelling today as in the wars of the past century and throughout our history. It is also a tribute to the Magnificent Generation, our "mighty men of valor," who evolved as professional soldiers in the dark days of World War II and went on to lead our young soldiers in the decades of war and international tension that followed.

Write and Wrong: The only style manual you'll ever need

by Marthy Johnson

English is a blend of passion and logic, except in spelling, which has nothing to do with either. Language is a set of conventions, some of them sensible, and some accidental. Usage is not so much a question of what is right or wrong as of what is or is not accepted. Accepted by whom? By the experts and the committees, and the advisers and the authorities, the stylists, and the grammarists, bless them, who write dictionaries, style guides, textbooks, handbooks, and grammar books in seventy-five volumes. They set limits; decide who has wiggle room and where. Academic writing operates in solitary confinement. Technical writing is medium-security; business writing a work-release effort. Next to them, creative writing is a resort. The only writing manual most writers will ever want -- or need!

Murder Pro Bono: Family Matters in Hawaii

by Don Porter

The Family is a group of homeless people living under a bridge in Honolulu. When they discover a murder victim, Dick and George of the Payne and Clark Detective Agency reluctantly agree to take on the case pro bono and clear them of suspicion. But, where is the money belt and the hundred thousand dollars the corpse was wearing? Who are the men in long black Cadillacs suddenly following Dick and George? When the family disappears, Lt. Cochran of the Honolulu police wants to arrest Dick and George for hiding them. Maggie the receptionist is on the trail of the family when another horribly brutal murder is discovered, this one apparently committed by the family, so Maggie is in danger. Then Family takes on a whole new meaning when the Mafia gets involved and threatens Dick and George with slow painful deaths. They chase bad guys, and now six million dollars, from Las Vegas to Guam.

Say It Again 1,500 Times: Favorite Thoughts and Words of Wisdom

by Margaret Swensen

Margaret Swensen loved to be outdoors, but she was not a hiker or an angler; she was first a mother and a quilter, but at 55 years old she did all the research, even hiked many of the trails, and wrote the Hiker's Guide to Alaska; and did all the research and wrote most of the Angler's Guide to Alaska. She compiled and published the poems of her grandfather, Willis Eugene Robison, in the book As Life Passes. Margaret loved words and she loved writing. Say It Again, 1,500 Times is the compilation of the expressions that governed her life. It's the stuff she used to train her children, teach classes, and incorporated in life's tales she enjoyed tellin--and others enjoyed hearing. Say It Again, 1,500 Times is truly Margaret's favorite thought and words of wisdom.

Loon's Necklace: Loon is Calling. Do You Hear Him?

by Ed. D. Carol Weishampel

Loon is Calling. Do You Hear Him? Loon Necklace is the a legend of how loons received their necklace-like white feathers around their necks.

Remembering Maya: Extraordinary Love Story Of An Ordinary Man

by Jitendra Rathod

Jayesh Satvahana, a lawyer, is a loser and a winner--rolled into one. A successful and progressing career makes him a winner, but as far as relationships go--he's a loser. A chance meeting with the beautiful Maya Choudhary shakes Jay and he questions the very foundations of his life. Maya comes for help to save her non profit organization from greedy commercialists. Before Jay realizes, he is madly in love with Maya. He fights her case with audacity and determination. He struggles to win the case and wants to win Maya--and spend the rest of his life in peace and happiness. But fate is not without a cruel sense of irony.

Jailbird's Daughter: A Payane and Clark Hawaii Detective Novel

by Don Porter

Sydney, a six-year-old charmer, wants to hire detectives to find her mother. Her father, Henderson, is an inmate in O triple C. (Oahu Community Correctional Center). He's scheduled to testify against the Mafia in Las Vegas, has been framed, and his life is in danger in the prison. Syd's mother has been kidnapped by prison guards who mistakenly believe that Henderson has stolen three hundred thousand dollars. Dick and George rescue the mother, but Dick is shot in the shoulder. They need ten thousand dollars to hire the notorious lawyer who will certainly spring the father. They stage a phony kidnapping to raise the money, move Maggie their receptionist to Seattle to impersonate a branch office. They get the father out of jail, and move the entourage to Seattle. Now they must get Henderson to Las Vegas in time to testify, but because Wickersham, the world's number one detective agency, has been hired to find Henderson, they dare not use a credit card.When Henderson's driver's license number is broadcast in Bakersfield, California, George, and Maggie take off with the cars, hoping to lead the detective agency astray, leaving Dick and Henderson with very little time and very little money to get to Vegas any way they can. In the final dash, they drive a stolen cop car up the steps of the courthouse just minutes late.

Sweet Slice of Fear: Three Sisters' Terrifying Flight From Fear and Revenge

by Jim Seckler

Three orphaned sisters, each burdened with fears, find themselves fleeing from an abusive, revenge-seeking foster mother. The girls evade authorities and their past when they land on the doorstep of a bachelor, who lives with his two German shepherds at his rural Washington state home. Twelve-year-old Chris, a victim of sexual abuse, only wants to keep her sisters together, Katie, 10, a victim of physical abuse and eight-year-old Jane, a victim of verbal abuse. Fleeing from their past, the girls grow closer to the man who decides to battle the court system to adopt them. But the girl's psychotic foster mother and a tragic ending await the sisters when their horrifying past finally catches up to them.

Stormbird of the Serengeti: And Other African Tales

by Joyce Porte

SERENGETI: Those vast African grasslands where God poured out herds of wildlife to trek across the savannahs after the thunderous rains. He turned the full brilliance of the sun on the land for warmth. He then put people there and gave them cattle for their wealth and music for their joy. Hear the call of the birds, and smile as the children play Somewhere, a lion roars as the sun sinks below the horizon. Warm winds carry the smell of rain and the heady odor of human toil as a stew cooks over a charcoal fire. Human tragedy unfolds in slavery and disease. Strangers from other lands come, some to love and care, some to destroy, most without regard to the fragile Serengeti. Come with me and meet the many--both native and transplant--who live, love, and die in this magnificently brutal land.

Trust Me: A Blueprint for Revolution

by David Gleason

Inspired by the inevitable Red state versus Blue state revolution in America, the heads of the new Russian controlled oil cartel, with China's urging and blessing, approach the only American business man they truly trust. The Oil Producing Economic Alliance (OPEA), through Ryan Carlson, presents a too-good-to-be-true offer to the emerging Red State American republic. Continuing on from where his last book The Fraternity: Alaskan and Russian Roulette left off, C. David adroitly inserts the heroes into an unsettling story predicting our near future. Combining his knowledge of the American and Russian oil patch with the street savvy of his military intelligence cohort, Stan Williams, Ryan once again convinces Stan to join forces with his must trusted Russian friend, ex-KGB Colonel Alexander Romanoff. Their goal is to strike a deal with the OPEA to help stem the rapidly declining American influence in world politics and economics, restoring America's status of the twentieth century, based on equal partnership with China and Russia. It is clear that Gleason has enough familiarity with the Russian political scene to bring authenticity to his novels. His knowledge of the works of our original founding fathers and the original intent of the United Nations charter re-establish this authentic connection in Trust Me: A Blueprint for Revolution. It is another highly entertaining read!

The Dealership: Murder Stalks Hawaii

by Don Porter

Daren Chambers, wealthy owner of a car dealership in Hawaii, has been shot to death. His beautiful wife, Sally, co-owner and business partner, is terrified. She's afraid that whoever killed Darren will be coming after her next--and she's right. She hires Dick and George, the Payne and Clark Detective Agency, to investigate the killing. The police may be working on the who, but Sally is worried about the why. The killer has the same idea, and Dick and George scramble to protect her from bombs on Oahu, stalkers on Maui, murder on the Big Island, and machine guns on Kauai.

The Crusade of the Excelsior

by Bret Harte

Excerpt: . . . CHAPTER XI. THE CAPTAIN FOLLOWS HIS SHIP. When Padre Esteban had finished reading the document he laid it down and fixed his eyes on the young man. Hurlstone met his look with a glance of impatient disdain. "What have you to say to this?" asked the ecclesiastic, a little impressed by his manner. "That as far as it concerns myself it is a farrago of absurdity. If I were the person described there, why should I have sought you with what you call a lie of 'sentimental passion, ' when I could have claimed protection openly with my SISTER PATRIOT," he added, with a bitter laugh. "Because you did not know THEN the sympathy of the people nor the decision of the Council," said the priest. "But I know it NOW, and I refuse to accept it. " "You refuse

The Cruise of the Snark

by Jack London

The Cruise of the Snark (1911) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London''s 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of surf-riding, which he dubbed a royal sport, helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes: Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it. . from Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Intuitive navigation. . Text annotation and mark-up. .

The Culprit Fay, and Other Poems

by Joseph Rodman Drake

Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820) was an early American poet. Born in New York City, he was orphaned when young and entered a mercantile house. While still a child, he showed a talent for writing poems. He was educated at Columbia. In 1813 he began studying in a physician's office. In 1816 he began to practice medicine and in the same year was married to Sarah, daughter of Henry Eckford, the naval architect. In 1819, together with his friend and fellow poet Fitz-Greene Halleck, he wrote a series of satirical verses for the New York Evening Post, which were published under the penname The Croakers. Drake died a year later, of consumption, at the age of twenty-five. A collection, The Culprit Fay and Other Poems, was published posthumously by his daughter in 1835. His best-known poems are the long title-poem of that collection, and the patriotic The American Flag.

The Crystal Stopper

by Maurice Leblanc

This early work by Maurice Leblanc was originally published in 1912 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. "The Crystal Stopper" is another favourite mystery novel by Leblanc where during a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq, a crime is committed and two accomplices of Arsene Lupin are arrested by the police. Maurice Marie Emile Leblanc was born on 11th November 1864 in Rouen, Normandy, France. He was a novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective, Arsene Lupin. From the start, Leblanc wrote both short crime stories and longer novels - and his lengthier tomes, heavily influenced by writers such as Flaubert and Maupassant, were critically admired, but met with little commercial success. Leblanc was largely considered little more than a writer of short stories for various French periodicals when the first Arsene Lupin story appeared. It was published as a series of stories in the magazine 'Je Sais Trout', starting on 15th July, 1905. Clearly created at editorial request under the influence of, and in reaction to, the wildly successful Sherlock Holmes stories, the roguish and glamorous Lupin was a surprise success and Leblanc's fame and fortune beckoned. In total, Leblanc went on to write twenty-one Lupin novels or collections of short stories. On this success, he later moved to a beautiful country-side retreat in Etreat (in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France), which today is a museum dedicated to the Arsene Lupin books. Leblanc was awarded the Legion d'Honneur - the highest decoration in France - for his services to literature. He is buried in the prestigious Montparnasse Cemetery of Paris. "

The Cruise of the Dolphin

by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

pubOne. info present you this new edition. Every Rivermouth boy looks upon the sea as being in some way mixed up with his destiny. While he is yet a baby lying in his cradle, he hears the dull, far-off boom of the breakers; when he is older, he wanders by the sandy shore, watching the waves that come plunging up the beach like white-maned sea-horses, as Thoreau calls them; his eye follows the lessening sail as it fades into the blue horizon, and he burns for the time when he shall stand on the quarter-deck of his own ship, and go sailing proudly across that mysterious waste of waters.

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