For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier.
"Interesting and Informative"
Do you handle arguments, misunderstandings and insults with ease? Unfortunately, many of us break down and buckle under...or put up our dukes and prepare to fight. None of these gut-level reactions will solve the problem. What we need is a plan for transforming our approach to conflict. Confidence in Conflict for Everyday Life reveals how you can manage your response during the most critical moments and stay effective in the midst of stress.
Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of "the Rock," the daily struggles to tend the sick, the wounded, and the dying, during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Once captive, the doctors and corpsmen waged a desperate war against disease and starvation for nearly three and a half years, amid an enemy who viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the four POWs tried to function as a family.
Thousands of microbe varieties found.
An honest, funny, beautifully written memoir that explores the author’s "growing up" into middle age while rediscovering love, home, gardening, and art. At a time in her life when she once thought a person should have been well settled in for the long haul, Sandor and her new beloved set out to begin a new life together. They buy an old house on the border between the large university, which employs them both, and a small urban/student "wilderness". Sandor’s young daughter, Hannah, divides her time between her father and her mother’s new home.
"Sounded promising but......."
The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of the Japanese.
Inspired by over 25 years of practicing and teaching bushcraft throughout North America, survival instructor Tony Nester recounts backcountry tales of nomadic adventures using traditional skills that have faded from the modern world. Laced with humor, insight, and nerve-wracking encounters with wildlife, sandstorms, flash floods, brutal cold, and unpredictable clients, Life Under Open Skies reveals a rare look into the often misunderstood world of survival.
This unflinching account of one remarkable physician’s experiences during the conflict between Russia and its breakaway republic, Chechnya, is an instant classic of war literature. Weaving the history of the Chechnya conflict and the heritage of his own family into the visceral narrative, Dr. Baiev tells a tale that is shocking, heroic, and impossible to forget.
"An eye-opening look at events I knew little about."
Look Beyond the Fire: Daily Life Under Saddam's Regime is Mona K. Oshana's heart-rending account of the struggle to live and ultimately escape the cruel totalitarian rule of Saddam Hussein.
In Americans in Paris, tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival unfold season by season as renowned journalist Charles Glass tells the story of a remarkable cast of expatriates and their struggles in Nazi Paris. Before the Second World War began, approximately thirty thousand Americans lived in Paris, and when war broke out in 1939 almost five thousand remained.
"An Interesting, if Superficial History"
In this authoritative, fresh, and compelling account of the extraordinary life and enduring work of Dylan Thomas, author of Under Milkwood, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Adventures in the Skin Trade, Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog, and numerous poems and stories, Andrew Lycett peels back the layers of story that have accumulated around this extraordinarily talented writer, one of the most celebrated and contradictory literary figures of the 20th century.
"A good listen"