Above All Honor

Autore: Radclyffe
Editore: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 193311004X
Grandezza: 52,94 MB
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First in the Honor Series. In an all new, expanded edition of the first in the Honor series, Above All, Honor introduces single-minded Secret Service Agent Cameron Roberts and the woman she is sworn to protect-Blair Powell, the daughter of the President of the United States. Cam's duty is her life and the only thing that keeps her from self-destructing under the unbearable weight of her own deep personal tragedy. However, she hasn't counted on the fact that the beautiful, willful first daughter will do anything in her power to escape the watchful eyes of her protectors, including seducing the agent in charge. Both women struggle with long-hidden secrets and dark passions as they are forced to confront their growing attraction amidst the escalating danger drawing ever closer to Blair. From the dark shadows of rough trade bars in Greenwich Village to the elite galleries of Soho, each must balance duty with desire and, ultimately, chose between love and honor.

Honor Above All

Autore: J. Bard-Collins
Editore: Allium Pressof Chicago
ISBN: 9780989053570
Grandezza: 23,76 MB
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"Pinkerton agent Garrett Lyons arrives in Chicago in 1882 to solve the murder of his partner. He enlists the help of his friend, architect Louis Sullivan, and becomes involved in the race to build one of the first skyscrapers"--

Honor Above All Else

Autore: Josh Carpenter
Editore:
ISBN: 9781430300724
Grandezza: 14,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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In the year 480 B.C. the greatest army and navy the world had ever seen was unleashed. The Great King Xerxes of Persia led an army of 250,000 warriors to invade the free cities of Greece. In desperation, three hundred of Sparta's finest, bravest soldiers were sent to the narrow mountain pass of Thermopylae to delay the massive Persian incursion while the Greeks rallied their forces. The epic battle of the Three Hundred is told through Chalcon, a young Spartan soldier...this is his story.

Affairs Of Honor

Autore: Joanne B. Freeman
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300097559
Grandezza: 75,14 MB
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Offering a reassessment of the tumultuous culture of politics on the national stage during America's early years, when Jefferson, Burr, and Hamilton were among the national leaders, Freeman shows how the rituals and rhetoric of honor provides ground rules for political combat. Illustrations.

Honor Above All Else

Autore: Dennis Wise
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467094658
Grandezza: 15,96 MB
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Ahhhhhh............The day to day life of most police officers is usually filled with plenty of verbal abuse, mean looks, threats and frustration........and then, he goes to WORK ! Everyone who has ever been a cop soon learns that many times his worst enemy actually wears a badge, and so the joust begins. Not only does he have to watch his back from the public, he has his own kind to fear. Most cops fit into three categories; The honest hard working one who wants to further his education and be a professional; the bum who got his job because he knew someone and doesn’t have to work if he doesn’t want to, and last but not least; the ones who prefer to run their badge through your credit card machine, rather than pay the bill. This is a book about all of the above. Though many of the activities are funny, they sometimes created situations where someone could have gotten seriously hurt. For those of you still in law enforcement, I can only hope that my 35 years within its realm can help someone, somewhere, somehow. Enjoy this “prose” account of life in the crosshairs of the street thugs and drunk drivers. This book is both informative, funny and for “mature audiences.”

Medal Of Honor

Autore:
Editore: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579654622
Grandezza: 22,87 MB
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Presents short biographies of over one hundred men who have received the Medal of Honor.

Honor Reclaimed

Autore: Radclyffe
Editore: Bold Strokes Books Inc
ISBN: 193311018X
Grandezza: 25,32 MB
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In the chaotic aftermath of 9/11, Secret Service agent Cameron Roberts and her lover, first daughter Blair Powell, must contend with recriminations from within the government and danger from without as they struggle to uncover those who betrayed the nation and nearly claimed Blair's life.

Abel S Island

Autore: William Steig
Editore: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782691480
Grandezza: 37,72 MB
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Winner of the Newbery Medal and Honor: a heartwarming tale of one mouse's struggle to go home, with delightful illustrations by the author Abel has been happily married to Amanda for over a year. He has a comfortable home, an allowance from his mother, and no reason to worry. But one summer afternoon, a sudden storm blows away Amanda’s scarf. Abel rushes after it – and is swept away by the wind. When he finally comes to rest, he finds himself marooned on an uninhabited island. Ever resourceful, he is sure he will escape. He tries everything – bridges, boats, catapults, stepping stones – but gradually comes to realise that there is no way out... As the winter draws in, the canny mouse must endure hunger, danger, and the ever-present threat of an owl with nasty intentions. And will he ever get home? Will he see his beloved Amanda once more? William Steig (1907-2003) was an American author and illustrator of award-winning books for children. His books include Shrek!, on which the films of the same name are based, Dominic and The Real Thief, both published by Pushkin Children’s. He twice received the Newbery Honor, was awarded the Caldecott Medal, and was the US nominee for both of the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children’s book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.

Living With Honor

Autore: Salvatore Giunta
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145169153X
Grandezza: 73,85 MB
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There was the sound of a single bullet, and then . . . a deafening barrage of gunfire and explosions. There were, literally, thousands of bullets in the air at once, and more tracers streaking across the sky than there were stars overhead. It was a miracle that most of us weren’t killed instantly. Staff Sergeant Salvatore, “Sal,” Giunta was the first living person to receive the Medal of Honor—the highest honor presented by the U.S. military—since the conclusion of the Vietnam War. In Living with Honor, this hero who maintains he is “just a soldier” tells us the story of the fateful day in Afghanistan that led to his receiving the unique honor. With candor, insight, and humility, Giunta not only recounts the harrowing events leading up to when he and his company fell under siege, but also illustrates the empowering, invaluable lessons he learned. As a seventeen-year-old teen working at Subway, Giunta was like any other kid trying to figure out which step to take next with his life after graduating from high school. When Giunta walked into the local Army recruiting center in his hometown, he just wanted a free T-shirt. But when he walked out, his curiosity had been piqued and he enlisted in the Army. Deployed to Afghanistan, Giunta soon learned from the more seasoned soldiers how “different” this war was compared to others that America had fought. Stationed with the 173rd Airborne Brigade near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Korengal Valley— also known as the “Valley of Death”—Giunta and his company were ambushed by Taliban insurgents. Giunta went into action after seeing that his squad leader had fallen. Exposing himself to blistering enemy fire, Giunta charged toward his squad leader and administered first aid while he covered him with his own body. Though Giunta was struck by the relentless barrage of bullets, he engaged the enemy and then attempted to reach additional wounded soldiers. When he realized that yet another soldier was separated from his unit, he advanced forward. Discovering two rebels carrying away a U.S. soldier, Giunta killed one insurgent and wounded the other, and immediately provided aid to the injured soldier. More than just a remarkable memoir by a remarkable person, Living with Honor is a powerful testament to the human spirit and all that one can achieve when faced with seemingly impossible obstacles. *** The President clasps the medal around my neck. Applause fills the room. But I know it’s not for me alone. I look at my mom and dad. I look at Brennan’s parents and I look at Mendoza’s. And I try to communicate to Brennan and Mendoza wordlessly: This is for you . . . and for everyone who has fought and died. For everyone who has made the ultimate sacrifice. I am not a hero. I’m just a soldier. —Salvatore A. Giunta, from Living with Honor

Feathers

Autore: Jacqueline Woodson
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101019832
Grandezza: 80,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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View our feature on Jacqueline Woodson's Feathers. “Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he’s not white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light—her brother Sean’s deafness, her mother’s fear, the class bully’s anger, her best friend’s faith and her own desire for “the thing with feathers.” Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl’s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.