The Hard Way Home

Author: Steve Kahn
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803234104
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A lifelong Alaskan, Steve Kahn moved at the age of nine from the "metropolis" of Anchorage to the foothills of the Chugach Mountains. A childhood of berry picking, fishing, and hunting led to a life as a big-game guide. When he wasn't guiding in the spring and fall, he worked as a commercial fisherman and earned his pilot's license, pursuits that took him to the far reaches of the Alaskan wilderness. He lived through some of the most important moments of the state's history: the 1964 earthquake (the most powerful in U.S. history), the Farewell Burn wildfire, the last king crab season in Kodiak Island waters, theExxon Valdezoil spill and cleanup, even the far-reaching effects of the 9/11 attacks. The landscape of the essays inThe Hard Way Homeextends from the tip of Admiralty Island in the southeast to the Teocalli Mountains of the interior, from the windswept Alaska Peninsula to the author's present home on Lake Clark. These essays offer a view of Alaska that is at once introspective and adventurous. Here we find the state's plants, animals, people, geography, politics, and culture considered from an intimate perspective, leading to hard-earned lessons about conservation, sustainability, and living well. Ever the irrepressible guide, Kahn invites readers to share his experiences and discoveries and to consider questions about a place, and a life, that are disappearing.

The Hard Way Home

Author: Allan Roberts
Editor: Woodslane Press
ISBN: 0987607669
Size: 14,29 MB
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Ever met someone who has actually been to Timbuktu and back... on a motor bike? Alan Roberts rode a motor bike through Timbuktu and all through Africa, Asia and the Middle East over the course of two years. Experience first-hand the incredible adventures Roberts experienced as he travelled through exotic locations, finding love, friendship and adventure. Riding "The Mothership" a Honda Africa Twin 750cc motorbike some 102,000 kilometres through 50 countries across four continents he finds maggots growing in his leg, he ends up on the floor of a police station in Angola with Malaria. From London to Cape Town via the Sahara and through East Africa to Yemen; then to Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia and China before heading to South East Asia with a detour to ride the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge rally in Dubai.

The Hard Way

Author: Jonathan K. McCuller
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 9781467071239
Size: 10,49 MB
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This book is an introduction to the world according to Jonny. It is not for the weak at heart, but is intended to share a small part of my life with you, which includes the “Early Years”, Destiny Florida, A touch of High School, Golf, Navy, Skiing, just to name a few.. As you read this book, you may think to yourself that at times I am enhancing the truth, but in fact you will find as time goes on that it is not only the truth, but it goes way deeper! So Sit back, and transform yourself to my words, and you will see for yourself that these words are nothing less than wholesome! I want you to know you will find my antics amusing, and other times appalling, but everything in this book really did happen. Nobody has that good of an imagination, including me! So sit back and enjoy the rollercoaster of emotions you’re about to go on!

The Hard Way

Author: Julie Luongo
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 142996894X
Size: 13,23 MB
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Lucy Venier changes careers and boyfriends as often as she changes her socks. Although gifted with wit and creativity, the one thing Lucy lacks is focus. While being someone she's not, be it crime reporter or sleep-deprived law student, Lucy's one constant is art. Her insatiable desire to create is fueled by her offbeat life experiences. But unfortunately by day Lucy must hide her creativity under her business suit. As if figuring out her life isn't hard enough, all of Lucy's friends are getting married. But Lucy's not sure if she's capable of living happily ever after. With a string of loser former flames, giving up seems to be the best option. But then there's Ben—Lucy's Mr. Right who comes at completely the wrong time. But is he truly The One? Did Lucy miss her chance? In the tradition of The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing, The Hard Way is a scrapbook of stories from Lucy's life. As she discovers more about the people around her, will she finally begin to understand herself? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Making Babies The Hard Way

Author: Caroline Gallup
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843104636
Size: 10,27 MB
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What lengths would you go to have a baby? This work describes at times devastating social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on the author and her husband, including feelings of bereavement and inadequacy as well as financial pressure.

You Don T Have To Learn The Hard Way

Author: J. R. Parrish
Editor: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935251228
Size: 12,93 MB
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Chock-full of practical advice for teen and college-age readers on everything, including: * Nailing that first big job interview * Avoiding dangerous relationship mistakes * Mastering the art of managing your finances * Circumventing the typical pitfalls of adjusting to the adult world * Making friends and forging career alliances * Choosing the right mentors This valuable guidebook synthesizes a life’s worth of wisdom into one engaging volume. The author, a self-made multimillionaire who did learn the hard way, offers what he wishes someone would have given him when he was starting out—a no-nonsense blueprint for personal and professional success. Written with self-deprecating humor and grace, this book is never preachy and features irresistible self-discovery quizzes that guide young readers to deeper self-understanding.

The Hard Way

Author: Mark Jenkins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743249416
Size: 15,61 MB
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A collection of true tales on living a physical outdoor life shares his adventures of climbing the ice-rimmed Italian ridge of the Matterhorn, sea kayaking along the Turkish coast of Gallipoli, and sneaking across Tibet to reach Buddhism's holiest lake deep in the Himalayas. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Growing Up The Hard Way

Author: Grace W. Thomson
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466902930
Size: 14,60 MB
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Some memories of childhood are impossible to forget. For author Grace Thomson, the memories of her experiences of growing up during World War II in Scotland have lasted a lifetime. When the Luftwaffe bombed her small town, she and her family were forced to endure hardships daily. Grace writes of her parents' struggles to feed and clothe their children when they were faced with rationing the most basic necessities of life. There were years of hunger when she ate tree leaves to fill her empty belly. We follow Grace and her brothers through their school days when a pencil was a luxury and a slate to write on a necessity. Life equaled loss, and the family suffered the loss of a family member in the war with stoic strength. She watched her mother become so depressed that she contemplated suicide as the only way to escape her misery. Grace endured sexual harassment in dead-end jobs; eventually, she met her future husband and escaped to Canada to an unknown future.

The Hard Way On Purpose

Author: David Giffels
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451692757
Size: 11,90 MB
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Award-winning author and journalist David Giffels explores the meaning of identity and place, hamburgers, hard work, and basketball in this collection of wry, irreverent essays reflecting on the many aspects of Midwestern culture and life from an insider’s perspective. In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown of Akron, Giffels plumbs the touchstones and idiosyncrasies of a region where industry has fallen, bowling is a legitimate profession, bizarre weather is the norm, rock ’n’ roll is desperate, thrift store culture thrives, and sports is heartbreak. Intelligent, humorous, and warm, Giffels’s linked essays are about coming of age in the Midwest and about the stubborn, optimistic, and resourceful people who prevail there.

Storming St Nazaire

Author: James Dorrian
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783461543
Size: 17,27 MB
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The St. Nazaire raid has not been covered in the detail warranted by its role in the evolution of special warfare tactics. James Dorrian has drawn on interviews with over 100 survivors, both British and German, to present this remarkable account. All aspects of the engagement are covered, including the final ironic incident that resulted in more German casualties than the main battle itself.