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The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Short History

by Weston Fields

Who discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls? When and where were they discovered? How were they saved? Who has them now? Will more be discovered? Have all the scrolls been published? Are some still hidden away? Were there conspiracies to suppress some scrolls? How do the scrolls affect Christianity and Judaism? How similar are the biblical scrolls to our Bible today? These and other questions are answered in The Dead Sea Scrolls, A Short History, which offers information from exclusive interviews and unpublished archives.

Nothing Ventured: For All Adventure Lovers Who Want to Cross that Last Frontier

by Denny Bache Wiig

An inexperienced family set forth into the South Pacific, carrying on with plans made before husband/father Ted's tragic death. Captain Danny, navigator Denny, and crew Bonnie and Terri barely make it to Hawaii. There the girls, returning home, are replaced by new crew, and the adventure begins. In the course of their eventful voyage they run aground in New Zealand, approach Fiji under tow, are shipwrecked on Guadalcanal, and the author undergoes major surgery in a jungle bush hospital. In Part Two, daughter Bonnie and the author revisit the islands, this time by jet, and have equally challenging experiences!

RV Chuckles and Chuckholes: The Confessions of Happy Campers

by Darlene Miller

Darlene Millers book, RV Chuckles and Chuckholes- The Confessions of Happy Campers, is full of amusing anecdotes, jokes, adventures and pot-hole experiences while traveling in a RV (recreational vehicle) throughout the USA and Canada. It includes stories about sleeping in a real bed when visiting relatives, how to get rid of your husband (for a little while), and special RVers such as the gentleman who had a complete heart transplant 19 years previously. She shares Rving tips and RVers secrets. She gives on the road advice and relates off- the- road experiences. Witty, poignant and insightful, this book gives you a delightful view of life on the roam.

The Young Coyote: Garven Wilsonhulme's Way to Success—No Quarter Asked and None Given

by Carl Douglass

The Young Coyote tells the hard-hitting story of a boy from Cipher, Arizona who is expected to be a zero just like his town. He has no intention of fitting into that conventional wisdom and fights with his fists and his mind to get up and out of his straitened circumstances. He makes it to Stanford University with a pugnacious attitude where he meets snobbery and prejudice. At Stanford, he finds out that his real fight is just beginning. Garven Wilsonhulme will succeed at any cost.

Ki'ti's Story, 75,000 BC: Winds of Change, a Prehistoric Fiction Series on the Peopling of the Americas: Book One

by Bonnye Matthews

Neanderthals: had fair skin and some had red hair and blue eyes could speak as well as we can, were intellectually bright catching dolphins (something that cannot be done from shore), killing megafauna for food with spears, surviving cold temperatures and hostile environments that would challenge our best outdoors men and women, created art, buried their dead with red ocher, and/or flowers, cared for their disabled.Ki'ti's Story, 75,000 BC, provides an opportunity to explore a unique view of Neanderthal life based on recent science. It's a coming of age story in the succession of the People's Wise One. More than that it is the story of a People who survived for hundreds of thousands of geologic years. Come walk with Neanderthals and explore a different time and place. Meet Wamumur, the Wise One, who recaptures love and learns a little too late that he pushes too hard as a teacher, as did his father before him; Totamu, the administrative head of the People, whose officious behaviors are accepted often with irritation but with the realization that she works for the good of the People; Ki'ti, the child whose childhood is cut short because she has been gifted with memory of the stories of the People, who is wise beyond her years in some respects and ignorant and willful in others; Nanichak-na, the individual recognized for hunter leadership who would be chief it they had one.

Positive Parenting with a Plan: The Game Plan for Parenting Has Been Written!

by Matthew Johnson

The Game Plan For Parenting Has Been Written!Although there are many books with good ideas for parents, as a Mom or Dad, how do you take those good ideas and actually implement them? Positive Parenting with a Plan is the fastest growing parenting program in the U.S.A. and Canada.

Jester: Memoirs of a Retired Hippie: From San Francisco Hippie to Road Nomad: experiencing life on the highways of America and north to Alaska

by Warren Troy

An inexperienced teenager leaves his suburban California home to visit his brother in San Francisco, and dives into the Hippie Movement of the sixties.Establishing himself in the Flower Power scene of the Haight Ashbury District, he becomes a bell-bottomed entrepreneur, running a unique used garment business from the back of an old, brightly painted step van, becoming known only as Jester.Heavily involved in the sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle, he meets fascinating characters like Janis Joplin and Timothy Leary and has many amazing experiences, until he burns out on the whole scene. Leaving the bay area, He searches for a different direction.Jester moves in and out of different lifestyles, becoming a road nomad, traveling, over the years, from the mountains of Big Sur all the way to Alaska, with many stops along the way. In Jester: Memoirs of a Retired hippie, Jester tastes love and loss, joy and deep sorrow, and the magic that still exists in the world, evolving into a unique and wise older man.

Inside-out Legal: The better way for Alaska’s small businesses to manage their legal risks

by Andrew Mitton

Vellum LLC is a new kind of law firm dedicated to designing legal tools and providing legal services that help Alaska's small business owners fulfill their professional calling in life. Inside-out Legal Services is the way it accomplishes this goal.

Over The Back Fence: Conflicts on the United States/Canadian Border From Maine to Alaska

by Elizabeth Tower

Most Americans do not think of Canada as a foreign country--Canadians are their cousins, sometimes literally as well as figuratively. But Canadian historian Pierre Berton pointed out the difference in a speech in Alaska in 1997: "I know Americans sometimes irritate Canadians by saying, 'Oh, you're just like we are.' Well, we aren't you know, and we know it. We speak the same language, we wear the some clothes and watch a lot of the same movies. But there is an enormous difference between us. Canada is a nation created by the British Colonial System. It's a part of us, just as the Revolution and the Civil War are part of you." Over the Back Fence helps to further explain these differences. Conflicts on both coasts, resulting from incomplete knowledge of North American geography, threatened to result in war. They were settled diplomatically, but in the War of 1812 cousins fought each other on the border. Recent attention to Homeland Security has made Americans marginally aware of the boundary between the United States and Canada that has been virtually invisible for more than 100 years. Canadians, the majority of whom live within 100 miles of the border, cross it frequently and fear that new restrictions will interfere with trade that is essential to both countries.

The Cut of Pride: A Novel by Jim Misko

by Jim Misko

In The Cut of Pride, Jim Misko's third novel, a group of interesting, cantankerous misfits attempt to run a mink farm in rural Oregon. The resulting black comedy lifts the characters off the page and into our hearts.--Leonard Bird, author of Folding Paper Cranes, an Atomic Memoir A home run. Misko's taut tale explores a life few people will ever glimpse: relationships and life on a mink farm in the Oregon hills. I want to know more of the hardworking, straight-up protagonist, Jeff Baker. Is there a sequel in the works? Sally Petersen, author of Tea, Pie, Love and Reality, memoir-essays Jim Misko's love of writing is evident in this richly detailed and closely observed account of the forces that hold a family replete with resentment, strength, weakness, and love in thrall to a life that leads inevitably to destruction. Lynn Schooler, author of Walking Home, a traveler in the Alaska Wilderness Jim Misko, in his new novel The Cut of Pride, does something that is really rare in modern literature; he writes about hard, brutal, unpleasant physical labor. And he does it with such vivid detail that the labor itself becomes one of the major entities in the story. His cast of complex, dysfunctional characters--owners and employees of a mink-raising farm in coastal Oregon--nearly destroys itself in its struggle with the endless, nasty toil. Their human worth is tested by it. And the brotherhood of men who work well together--like the brotherhood of fellow soldiers--is shown as old West Helner and the young hired man Jeff Baker become friends by slaving alongside each other, both nearly unmanned by West's domineering wife Rose, the owner of the mink enterprise. These are unforgettable characters, and their pride and distrust and bitterness make for grim drama. Like Hemingway, Steinbeck and Ruark, he writes close to the edge. James Alexander Thom, author of Follow the River

My Daily Vibes: Meditation for Living Clean

by Joseph Robertson

My Daily Vibe: Meditation For Living Clean is 366 rhymes and meditations for addicts who are in recovery from the disease of addiction. My Daily Vibe: Meditation For Living Clean is a daily meditation reading. It is meant to help you think and feel good about your recovery; to reach out and ask for help no matter what stage of recovery you're in. I think you will find it inspiring and humorous--and serious. My Daily Vibe: Meditation For Living Clean is an emotion filled book. Enjoy it every day and live clean.

Turtle In A Racehorse World: Dealing with Disability Through Creativity

by Kati Halene Dahlstrom

The neurosurgeon said, "Kati will be able to learn and do things. She'll go at her own pace, but it won't be fast. She will always be a turtle in a racehorse world." Moving, thinking, and speaking more slowly than the rest of the world is not all roses. So I wrote Turtle in a Racehorse World to tell the racehorses of the world how they can help the turtles like me, and see the good in all who live around them, so the world can be a kinder place.

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.

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