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A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky!Raw, confronting and honest, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future.After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage.As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
The riveting and inspiring story of how Navy Lieutenant Shane Osborn's flying skills saved a Navy reconnaissance plane and its crew of 24 from almost certain death, and their subsequent ordeal of detention and interrogation. On April 1, 2001, aircraft commander Shane Osborn was piloting an EP-3 ARIES II reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea when it was suddenly intercepted and harassed by two Chinese F-8 fighters. On earlier missions the Chinese had flown dangerously close to American aircraft in a nerve-wracking game of chicken. This time, however, one of the Chinese fighters went too far, colliding with Osborn's plane and being hacked in two by one of its props, in the process inflicting catastrophic damage on the EP-3. With almost certain disaster impending, Lieutenant Osborn, using the aviation skills of a superbly trained pilot and the strength and endurance of a natural athlete, managed to recover from a near-inverted dive and avoid either ditching the plane in the sea or having the crew bail out, both potentially fatal maneuvers. Instead he and his crew were able to fly their crippled aircraft through harrowing circumstances to a safe emergency landing on the Chinese island of Hainan. Chinese military forces immediately took the crew into detention. Meanwhile, an international political crisis, the first of the new Bush administration, erupted between the United States and China as each superpower attempted to force blame on the other. Lieutenant Osborn, oblivious to the proceedings in the outside world, was separated from the rest of his crew and isolated in an interrogation room where he was subjected to hour upon hour of aggressive and repetitive videotaped questioning. Osborn, maintaining an iron will throughout, resisted the interrogators' demands that he accept responsibility for the collision and apologize. Finally the two governments were able to work out an agreement for the release of the crew after being held for eleven days. Born to Fly takes us right into the cockpit of the reconnaissance plane on that fateful day, in a white-knuckle tale of heroism and split-second decision making. It also weaves in fascinating stories of Lieutenant Osborn's insatiable desire to fly from early childhood and the Naval training that gave him the "right stuff" to handle the crisis in the air and on land. A portrait of a genuine American hero, Born to Fly gives unprecedented insight into one of the most dramatic incidents of the post-Cold War world.
Hot times are ahead when you play with fire! From Cheryl and Bill Jamison, preeminent grilling and barbecue authorities, come 300 sizzlingly satisfying all-American recipes guaranteed to release the inner griller in every backyard cook. This award-winning cooking team shows you how to create a tremendous variety of terrific grilled food, from hot burgers and haute dogs to serious steaks and sizzling seafood, from fired-up pizzas and crisp vegetables to finger lickin' good deserts. Born to Grillis a celebration of the elemental glories of grilling and the deliciously unpretentious and imaginative flavors that emerge from the primal encounter of food and flame. Recipes include: Pale Ale Porterhouse Old-Timey Big 'Un Burger Crunchy Kraut Dog Chilehead Pork and Corn Skewers Stout Country Ribs Calypso Chicken Breasts Hot-to-Trot Turkey Legs Two-Fisted Swordfish Sandwich Sizzled Shrimp with Lemon Noodles Vegetables Verde Quesadilla Honeyed Baby Onions Georgia Peaches with Praline Crunch Grilled Banana Split
The astonishing story of Mr. A and the remarkable cures he achieves through the ancient art of healing with life energies.
An inside account of criminal life among Chinatown's fiercest thugsThey are children of the Vietnam War. Born and raised in the wasteland left by American bombs and napalm, these young men know a particular brand of cruelty--which they are about to export to the United States. When the Vietnamese gangs come to Chinatown, they adopt a name remembered from GI's helmets: "Born to Kill." And kill they do, in a frenzy of violence that shocks even the old-school Chinese gangsters who once ran Canal Street. Killing brings them turf, money, and power, but also draws the government's eye. Even as Born to Kill reaches its height, it is marked for destruction. This story is told from the perspective of Tinh Ngo, a young gang member who eventually grows disenchanted with murder and death. When he decides to inform on his brothers to the police, he enters a shadow world far more dangerous than any gangland.
Stanley Barton Hoss was a burglar, thief, and local thug from the Pittsburgh area. In eight short months in 1969, however, he became a rapist, prison escapee, murderer, and kidnapper; the subject of an intense nationwide manhunt; and one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. In Born to Lose, author James G. Hollock traces Hoss from his earliest misdemeanors at the age of fourteen to a daring rooftop escape from the Allegheny Workhouse in Blawnox, Pennsylvania, where he was being held on a rape charge, to his killing of police officer Joseph Zanella in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, to his kidnapping near Cumberland, Maryland, and ultimate murder of Linda Peugeot and her two-year-old daughter Lori in the autumn of 1969. Their bodies have never been found. Although indicted for the Peugeot kidnappings, these charges were later dropped because it was determined his constitutional right to a speedy trial was denied. Hoss was, however, convicted of the murder of Officer Zanella and initially sentenced to death, and that sentence was subsequently commuted to life in prison. But his killings didn't end there. In December 1973, while incarcerated at Western Penitentiary, Hoss conspired with two fellow white inmates in the savage murder of the popular and well-respected corrections officer Lieutenant Walter Peterson, one of the first African Americans hired by the Pennsylvania prison system. As a result of this final homicide, Hoss was transferred to an isolation facility in Philadelphia where in 1978 he hanged himself. By consulting previously sealed state and federal archives and interviewing sixty individuals who witnessed or had significant knowledge of Hoss's series of felonies, James G. Hollock vividly re-creates the crimes, police dispatches, and court proceedings in this gripping narrative. He poignantly characterizes the players involved, especially those who suffered either directly or indirectly at the hands of Stanley B. Hoss.
In the third book of Greenwood's Night Riders series, Holt Price is ready to settle down with the woman he pledged to marry, despite the pain and devastation of war. Instead, he finds himself gazing into the vulnerable eyes of a girl who is not his to take.
Jack Dalton was out of the business of saving lives-- until his expertise was needed to safeguard Princess Christina Sebastiani of Montebello from dangerous kidnappers. Holed up together day in and day out in a Montana hideaway, the brooding bodyguard and the scholarly virgin battled flaring tempers-- and smoldering passions. Yet, despite their friction, Christina clearly ached for much more than Jack' s fierce protection, and she beckoned him irresistibly close whenever she gazed up at him with her trusting blue eyes. Why, if Jack didn' t watch out, the blushing princess just might penetrate the bulletproof armor around his world-weary heart!
When Whickery is born, Suzy knows this Thoroughbred is a winner. She has to be, as Cherrydale Farm has had serious setbacks and needs its racing luck to change. The future of Cherrydale Farm depends on Whickery. No other horse on the farm is good enough for the big races. To make matters worse, there is a thief on the farm--expensive feed is mysteriously disappearing. Suzy sets out to do two things--to catch the thief and to help Whickery become the race horse she was born to be! An exciting true-to-life story by an insider whose family bred and raced Secretariat and Riva Ridge.
Leo Caraway, president of the Young Republicans Club and a future Harvard student, has his entire future planned. But Leo is soon thrown for a loop when he discovers that the lead singer of punk rock's most destructive band is his biological father.
A spectacular political thriller... it kept me up nights - PJ O'Rourke, international best-selling author ...Murder, Terror and Treason... Isabel Diaz is set to be the first woman to win the White House. But her chances plummet when a Muslim protege is accused of syphoning funds to terrorists and, seemingly unrelated, a young Australian software whizz is tossed off a London skyscraper. Then, when a TV journalist digs up a dark secret from Isabel's past, her presidential hopes shatter. With the public stunned, and only days before the vote, terrorists use the Australian's stolen software to launch a daring attack on New York City. Isabel Diaz is born to run. But can she ever win?
In chronicling his travels to many of America's dog tracks, Greyhound owner and adoption advocate Ryan H. Reed shatters misconceptions about the controversial sport of Greyhound racing. Reed uncovers a world of magnificent canine athletes and their devoted owners and trainers. With amazing color photographs of the dogs in action, Born to Run gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the daily activities of breeding kennels, racetracks, and adoption centers, detailing the lives of racing Greyhounds from puppyhood to their competitive careers to their lives as cherished pets after retirement.
When Nick wants to go on an adventure and Sally wants to go swimming, the Cat in the Hat knows where they can do both--alongside Salmon Sam on her incredible journey up the Swirly Whirly River! Shrunk to the size of salmon and swimming in scuba gear, the Cat and kids join Sam as she swims against the current, jumps up waterfalls, and avoids being eaten by a grizzly bear in her quest to return to the pool of water where she was born to lay her eggs. This Little Golden Book is fine fishy fun for reading on a summer day, and at only $3.99--it's almost as incredible as Sam's journey!
Bestselling author James Grippando is back with another innovative and action-packed thriller featuring his ever-popular hero. Jack Swyteck gets caught in a dangerous web of intrigue and murder at the top levels of the United States government in his most high-profile and disturbing case yet.Miami criminal defense lawyer Jack Swyteck guards his own family secrets closely, after his father's two terms as Florida's governor made some personal rifts public. Things between the two men are finally better, and whenever Harry Swyteck asks for Jack's help he gets it. Suddenly, Harry needs it more than ever before.When Harry's friend, the vice president of the United States, goes hunting for alligators in the Everglades and winds up dead, the president positions Harry to be his new VP. Harry immediately asks Jack to be his lawyer. The prestige that comes from the job turns lethal, however, when Jack finds himself at the heart of a complicated cover-up that spans nearly fifty years and the globe. Before hostages can be released, an old secret must be revealed, one that could threaten the life of the president of the United States himself.
There are elves out there. And more are coming. But even elves need money to survive in the "real" world. The good elves, intrigued by the thrills of stock car racing, are manufacturing new, light-weight engines (with, incidentally, very little "cold" iron); the bad elves run a kiddie-porn and snuff-film ring, with occasional forays into drugs. Ranged on the other side of all that's good - Keighvin: elf lord with a problem, and the victim of a vendetta. -- Tannim: a human mage with a taste for fast cars and loud music. -- Sam Kelly: mild-mannered retired engineer with an Irish temper. -- Ross Canfield: a good old Southern boy who just happens to be dead. The people trapped in between: three runaways. Good kids already in serious trouble and about to get into more. Unwitting pawns in a deadly game, they will either be saved -- or led into a fate worse than death....
Born to Run The year is 2053. The Earth has been reborn. Long-dormant magical forces have returned to the world, and the creatures of mankind's legends and nightmares have come out of hiding. ... Megacorporations are the new world superpowers, ruling from the safety of vast arcologies. But outside the corporate enclaves, the dregs of society are at war. Organized crime gangs and other, more nefarious organizations struggle to carve out their own small empires. Sliding through the cracks in between are shadowrunners-professionals of the underworld who will do anything for a profit, and anything it takes to get the job done. Kellan Colt has come to Seattle to make a name for herself in the shadows. But her first run proves that in her line of work, there's no such thing as a sure thing, and that in her world, there is only one law-survival. FIRST IN THE ALL-NEW SHADOWRUN TRILOGY!
For over twenty years, Suzy Gershman has been leading savvy shoppers to the world's best finds. Now Born to Shop London is easier to use and packed with more up-to-date listings than ever before.
Louis Pasciuto joined a fraudulent Mafia-connected brokerage firm in 1992, slowly falling deeper and deeper into complications with high-spending lifestyle and a host of dangerous characters seeking a piece of the Wall Street action, until finally he found himself cooperating with the FBI in investigating Mafia operations in the high finance world of New York. An investigative reporter for </BusinessWeek/> that made a name from his exposes of Mafia connections to Wall Street, Weiss sympathetically narrates Pasciuto's story for a general audience. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
As he learns about the famous Hambletonian, sire of the American trotter, young Gib White dreams of some day having his own filly become a champion trotter.
At the age of nineteen, Nasir "Nas" Jones began recording tracks for his debut album-and changed the music world forever. Released in 1994, Illmatic was hailed as an instant masterpiece and has proven one of the most influential albums in hip-hop history. With its close attention to beats and lyricism, and riveting first-person explorations of the isolation and desolation of urban poverty, Illmatic was pivotal in the evolution of the genre.In Born to Use Mics, Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai have brought together renowned writers and critics including Mark Anthony Neal, Marc Lamont Hill, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., and many others to confront Illmatic song by song, with each scholar assessing an individual track from the album. The result is a brilliant engagement with and commentary upon one of the most incisive sets of songs ever laid down on wax.
When a breach birth leaves Paulo severely disabled, his father, the articulate, unsentimental Professor Frigerio, struggles to come to terms with his son's condition. Face to face with his own limitations, Frigerio confronts the strange way society around him handles Paolo's handicaps and observes his surprising gifts. In spare, deeply affecting episodes, the professor of language explores the nuanced boundaries between "normal" and "disabled" worlds. A remarkable memoir of fathering, winner of the 2001 Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary honor ,Born Twice is noted Italian author Guiseppe Pontiggia's American debut. Sometimes meditative, often humorous, and always probing, Pontiggia's haunting characters linger and resound long after the book is done. From the Trade Paperback edition.
When mankind colonized the stars, it developed into two different, antagonistic types that had left Mars behind. But when secret agents of the two branches of humanity focused their unwelcome attention on the recent mission of one Martian mutant, Ray Mallin found himself the unwitting key to a secret that could affect the future of all mankind.
A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare in this spellbinding fantasy Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship - or an early grave. Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word . . . especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood - not even from each other.
"Julie Ann Walker is one of those authors to be put on a keeper shelf with Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann, and Allison Brennan." --Kirkus Reviews New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker dives back into action with the red-hot romantic suspense Black Knights Inc. series! They claim they're bad-boy bikers who own custom motorcycle shop, but these special-ops guys--a mix of Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Marines, FBI and more--handle the jobs too tough for the government to tackle. TICK...TICK... "Wild" Bill Reichert knows a thing or two about explosives. The ex-Navy SEAL can practically rig a bomb blindfolded. But there's no way to diffuse the inevitable fireworks the day Eve Edens walks back into his life, asking for help... BOOM! Eve doesn't know what to do when the Chicago police won't believe someone is out to hurt her. The only place to turn is Black Knights Inc-after all, no one is better at protection than the covert special-ops team. Yet there's also no one better at getting her all turned on than Billy Reichert. She has a feeling this is one blast from the past that could backfire big time...
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