The Week That Was
Xander's classmate gives a report at school about a famous amulet of the Egyptian god of time, Thoth. It was thought to be so powerful that it could turn back time one day every hundred years. And that day will come in a week! The amulet disappeared from a museum in London years ago. Xena and Xander's celebrated ancestor, Sherlock Holmes, tried to find it, but with no luck.
Twenty-five years ago, a lone fin rose from the murky depths of the ocean - and "Shark Week" was born. With one gnash of its razor-sharp teeth, this apex predator parked itself among the favorites of Discovery Channel viewers, and this collection showcases the reasons why. Fishing out the most exhilarating episodes to date, this anniversary edition follows cage-free divers through the most shark-infested waters, looks at the true story that inspired the movie "Jaws", uses high-tech cameras to hone in on a flying great white, and even invites another favorite, "MythBusters", to take a look at this ferociously fascinating fish.
Warning: No Taboos Zone - some readers may see contents as off limits or not politically correct. Older Women (Asian women White men) Bundled collection (bonus books and stories) I hooked up with Julian last week when I was in San Jose. He was a student at the local community college. He had darling blue eyes, dimples, and it was his first time. How sweet is that?
Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.
The Week That Was
The exclusive, authorized biography of the late "Deadliest Catch" star, written by his two sons: "outrageous tales of a man who lived without restraint, like a modern-day mythical figure" ("Publishers Weekly," starred review). Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea.
If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl-someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment-not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying.
Everywhere General Laurence Kuter looked, the skies over the English Channel, and as far away as he could see with his high-powered binoculars, was full of airplanes. Yet everywhere that he looked, the airplanes were marked with stars or roundels. Nowhere did Kuter see the black cross and swastika of the Luftwaffe. We kept watching and gradually it became clear to us that if an air battle was taking place, it must be an extremely compressed affair, because few aircraft ever burst through the top of the cloud and those few were friendly, Kuter later recalled.
2013 is the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination. A narrative of Kennedy's quest to create a speech that would distill American dreams and empower a new generation, "Ask Not" is a beautifully detailed account of the inauguration and the weeks preceding it. During a time when America was divided, and its citizens torn by fears of war, John F. Kennedy took office and sought to do more than just reassure the American people.
During the winter of 1979, southwestern Pennsylvania was rocked by a series of sensational murders, sparking a thirty-year criminal justice saga. A week of brutal, seemingly random killings culminated in the provocationand fatal shooting of Patrolman
Edgar-finalist Hallinan's heartrending, unforgettable fifth Poke Rafferty thriller" ("Publishers Weekly "starred review) set in Thailand comes to Soho Crime An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: "Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne." Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot.
The epic story of the collision between one of nature's smallest organisms and history's mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith of his achievements and the last of them. In 542 AD, the bubonic plague struck. In weeks, the glorious classical world of Justinian had been plunged into the medieval and modern Europe was born.
On 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in the Balkans. Five fateful weeks later the Great Powers of Europe were at war. Much time and ink has been spent ever since trying to identify the; guilty; person or state responsible, or alternatively attempting to explain the underlying forces that; inevitably; led to war in 1914.
In her extraordinary new collection, Kathleen Jamie examines her native Scotlandâ a country at once wild and contained, rural and urbanâ and her place within it. In the author's own words: "2014 was a year of tremendous energy in my native Scotland, and knowing I wanted to embrace that energy and participate in my own way, I resolved to write a poem a week, and follow the cycle of the year.
One evening in 1588, just weeks after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, two young men landed in secret on a beach in Norfolk, England. They were Jesuit priests, Englishmen, and their aim was to achieve by force of argument what the Armada had failed to do by force of arms: return England to the Catholic Church. Eighteen years later their mission would be shattered by the actions of the Gunpowder Plotters - a small group of terrorists who famously tried to destroy the Houses of Parliament - for the Jesuits were accused of having designed "that most horrid and hellish conspiracy.
Why were nearly 10,000 people killed in six weeks in Hamburg, while most of Europe was left almost unscathed? As Richard J. Evans explains, it was largely because the town was a â free cityâ within Germany that was governed by the â Englishâ ideals of laissez-faire. The absence of an effective public-health policy combined with ill-founded medical theories and the miserable living conditions of the poor to create a scene ripe for tragedy.
Speaking Volumes Christian Book of the Year 2016In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when he got an idea that would change his life and radically change the lives of others. After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week s hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected is that what began as a one-time road trip in a beaten-up Landrover rapidly grew to become Magnus s life s work leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world s poorest children.
In the summer of 1814, the United States of America teetered on the brink of disaster. The war it had declared against Great Britain two years earlier appeared headed toward inglorious American defeat. The young nation's most implacable nemesis, the ruthless British admiral George Cockburn, launched an invasion of Washington in a daring attempt to decapitate the government and crush the American spirit.
When London-based single mother Jane Shilling finds herself with a couple of weeks unexpectedly free and no chance of going away, she decides to pursue a childhood ambition and learn to ride. So began her odd, late-blooming affair with foxhunting: a passion that was to take her back to the scenes of her childhood and transform her life in ways that were unexpected, often enchanting, and frequently uncomfortable.
June 21, 1964 was the day civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Philadelphia, Mississippi. A watershed moment in the American civil rights movement, the young men's disappearance and the discovery of their bodies six weeks later, riveted the nation and finally exposed the ugly secret of racist violence in the South, eventually spurring Congress and President Johnson to enact the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Paperback Edition: Updated and with a New ForewordThe nation will not soon forget the drama of the 2000 presidential election. For five weeks we were transfixed by the legal clashes that enveloped the country from election night to the Gore concession. It was instant history, and will be studied by historians, lawyers, political scientists, media critics and others for years to come.
When Rachel Alexandra thundered to a stylish win against the boys in the 2009 Preakness Stakes, her connections came to the 141st Saratoga Race Course meeting wanting more than just another victory. They wanted Horse of the Year. Her jockey, Calvin Borel, pointed triumphantly to the three-year-old filly beneath him. Rachel Alexandra was the best horse he had ever ridden and it was his job to ensure that she and her connections didn t leave Saratoga Springs without a victory.
Written in prison and based on real-life experiences, this is the novel that launched the writing and publishing career of the bestselling author of Still Dirty, Dirty Red, and Imagine This, the reigning "queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly).Vickie M. Stringer wrote Let That Be the Reason when she was still serving her seven-year sentence for drug trafficking.
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On September 23, 1969, five years after the first made-for-television movie premiered, the ABC network broadcast Seven in Darkness. This was the first television film for an anthology show called the Tuesday Night Movie of the Week. Dedicating ninety minutes of weekly airtime to a still-emerging genre was a financial risk for the third-place network a risk that paid off.