The Hard Way Around

Before he did he had twice doubled Cape Horn and sailed around the world. The so-called Clipper Way (route of the wool and grain clippers) might commence in Liverpool, progress south well offshore of the western coast of Africa to round ...

Author: Geoffrey Wolff

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307594631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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A masterful biographer now offers a thrilling, definitive portrait of one of history’s most legendary icons of adventure. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Joshua Slocum escaped a hardscrabble childhood in Nova Scotia by signing on as an ordinary seaman to a merchant ship bound for Dublin. Despite having only a third-grade education, Slocum rose through the nautical ranks at a mercurial pace; just a decade later he was commander of his own ship. His subsequent journeys took him nearly everywhere: Liverpool, China, Japan, Cape Horn, the Dutch East Indies, Manila, Hong Kong, Saigon, Singapore, San Francisco, and Australia—where he met and married his first wife, Virginia, who would sail along with him for the rest of her life, bearing and raising their children at sea. He commanded eight vessels and owned four, enduring hurricanes, shipwrecks, pirate attacks, cholera, smallpox, a mutiny, and the death of his wife and three of his children. Yet his ultimate adventure and crowning glory was still to come. In 1895 Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts—by himself—in the Spray, a small sloop of thirty-seven feet. More than three years and forty-six thousand miles later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, a feat that wouldn’t be replicated until 1925. His account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, soon made him internationally famous. He met President Theodore Roosevelt on several occasions and became a presence on the lecture circuit, selling his sea-saga books whenever and wherever he could. But scandal soon followed, and a decade later, with his finances failing, he set off alone once more—and was never seen again. Geoffrey Wolff captures this singular life and its flamboyant times—from the Golden Age of Sail to a shockingly different new century—in vivid, fascinating detail.

Two The Hard Way

I'm not some—” I said, but before I could say another word, I was slapped and Kwame's large hand wrapped its way around my neck and slammed me against the wall. “You're gonna go in there and sit in the waiting room until Mom wakes up.

Author: Travis Hunter

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 9780758260789

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

View: 229


Coming up in the inner city, Kwame and Romeo Braxton never had anyone except their Nana and each other. So when big brother Kwame caught two years for doing nothing but keeping the wrong kind of friends, their lives were turned upside down. And things are about to get shaken up one more time. . . Romeo is seventeen and the star quarterback for the Tucker Tigers. He gets all the attention he can handle from the honeys--and the big-time college football programs. Deciding where to take a scholarship should be Romeo's biggest problem, but these days it's the last thing on his mind. . . Not only is Kwame finally getting out of jail, their absentee mother Pearl is back on the scene, and Rome's girl Ngiai says she's ready to get serious. Oh, and a couple of thugs beat Pearl nearly to death and wrecked Nana's crib. With everything in their lives out of control, Kwame and Rome are at a serious crossroads. Now they'll have to decide who's really got their backs, and what kind of future they're ready to step up to. . . "Gritty, realistic, and unforgettable, Travis Hunter knows the urban teen scene." --Ni-Ni Simone, author of Teenage Love Affair

The GI Offensive in Europe

We learned that the hard way and from then on to the end of the war , all the good commanders fought all their battles by looking for a way around , and practically never went straight forward . Every time you had to go straight forward ...

Author: Peter R. Mansoor


ISBN: UOM:39015043801540

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 368

View: 961


This book provides a comprehensive study of America's infantry combat performance in Europe during World War II, showing that the Army succeeded by developing combat effective divisions that could not only fight and win battles but also sustain that effort over years of combat. While American industry admittedly enabled the United States to sustain its overseas armies, the effectiveness of those forces ultimately rested on their organizational capabilities and ability to adapt to combat in a variety of lethal environments and to learn from their mistakes. Mansoor also takes a close look at the personalities and capabilities of division commanders, infantry tactics and operations, logistics, and the benefits and weaknesses of stateside training.

Sarcasm Is a Dragon S Best Friend

Or maybe it's the other way around. I can't remember.” I snorted. “That's only a fairy tale. Teals don't exist.” Papa smiled. “We thought the same for Gingers, but here you are.” “So what should I do?” “Survive to adulthood in fifteen ...

Author: Stephanie Collins

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490753317

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 374


My name is Gemini, and my life is a bloody mess. I almost kill my mother; my overbearing father exiles me out of the nest; one of my sisters wants to neuter me so stupidity doesnt breed; my dead grandmother wants me to complete stupid missions for her, and a witch thinks Im an arrogant and rude dragon, so she turns me human. Then I get captured by guards from a kingdom notorious for being cruel to males, and they make me their slave for three years. Their queen decides shes had enough of my sarcastic idiocy and sells me to a neighboring kingdom where I get stuck in a new dungeon: kinghood. Apparently I make enemies wherever I go. I have dragon slayers poaching in my kingdom and my armys commander desperately wanting to kill me so he could be king. All I want is to find a way to break my curse and get my scales back . . . and for my father to stop treating me like a hatchling. Is that too much to ask for?

A Savage Presence

Now, we can do this the hard way, or we can make it easy. Hand over whatever you have, and I might go easy on you. ... arm and twisted it around behind him as he dug into his back pocket. “It ain't mine,” said the boy as soon as Hayden ...

Author: WL Knightly

Publisher: BrixBaxter Publishing


Category: Fiction


View: 406


Now that Connor Cohen is dead, Silas Cohen is free to live the life he wants. But there are still two men in the way. When Enzo Juarez tries to make a new deal with Fiona, her good intentions get the best of her and she unexpectedly puts Silas in danger. Can Alex’s connections save them this time? All bets are off when it’s every man for themselves in this series’ finale.

Lavender Linen

The previous year I had learnt the hard way that the moment the mercury took the tiniest dip, you made a mercy dash to the ... Around the house I stocked up on tenkilo bags of industrial salt to spread on the path to stop the ice, ...

Author: Henrietta Taylor

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 9780730449898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 957


Living life to the full in a small French village In Escaping, Henrietta taylor quitted Australia with her two young children and settled in a small village in the south of France, where she became the proprietor of two charming holiday cottages. Lavender and Linen finds Henrietta older and a little wiser, though still struggling to make sense of her unorthodox life. Should she stay in France, where the locals are odd, business is erratic, but the scenery is stunning? Will she ever resolve her relationship with Latin Ray or should she see what develops with her dashing and attentive ?new neighbour? Humorous and clear-eyed, Lavender and Linen is an irresistible story of a life gone almost right. 'An utterly delightful memoir' West Australian

The Littlest Cowgirls

He'd learned the hard way not to push ideas or advice on anyone else, so he let her go. She'd find her way, or she'd ask someone else for assistance. As far as he was concerned, she could drive around in circles if she wanted.

Author: Melinda Curtis

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488074448

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 912


This soon-to-be dad… Is getting a double surprise Wyatt Halford’s kept his cool as one of Hollywood’s hottest action stars. But coming to Second Chance and discovering he’s about to be a father to twins? Now he’s definitely off-kilter. He certainly can’t afford any complications—like falling for spirited, redheaded actress Ashley Monroe. Wyatt’s dealing with the biggest plot twist of his life. But can he do the right thing…and still find his happy ending? USA TODAY Bestselling Author From Harlequin Heartwarming: Wholesome stories of love, compassion and belonging. The Mountain Monroes Book 1: Kissed by the Country Doc Book 2: Snowed in with the Single Dad Book 3: Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy Book 4: Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher Book 5: Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen Book 6: Charmed by the Cook’s Kids Book 7: The Littlest Cowgirls

The Saturday Evening Post

There were a good many lessons and , with the sure knowledge of exFive persons died , dozens were in- learned the hard way around the coun- perience , other specialized equipment . jured in Hebron , three fourths of the try , and while ...



ISBN: UCR:31210022771933



View: 340


Learn Ruby the Hard Way

This breakthrough book and CD can help practically anyone get started in programming.

Author: Zed Shaw

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321884992

Category: Computers

Page: 325

View: 134


Offers a Ruby tutorial featuring fifty-two exercises that cover such topics as installing the Ruby environment, organizing and writing code, strings and text, object-oriented programming, debugging and automated testing, and basic game development.

Fate s Edge

The ability to see strange auras around random people wasn't exactly useful, and I'd learned the hard way to be careful who I told. I'd seen the glow before. Had seen it since forever. No amount of psychiatrists could make it go away.

Author: T.G. Ayer

Publisher: Infinite Ink Books



Page: 248

View: 873


Book 6 in the SkinWalker Series Kai Odel finds life without Logan a little hard to handle, but she is soon distracted from issue of the heart when she’s held responsible for a terrible crime. Kai is forced to go into hiding, and with the help of her closest friends and allies must find a way to clear her name before the Council executes its punishment: death by beheading. The DarkWorld: SkinWalker & SoulTracker The SkinWalker series occurs in the timeline alongside the SoulTracker Series which expands on the lives of Saleem—Kai’s djinn friend—and Melisande Morgan, the SoulTracker. Note: The two series contain a number of crossover scenes.