Search the annals of military history and you will discover no end of quirky characters and surprising true stories: The topless dancer who saved the Byzantine Empire. The World War I battle that was halted so a soccer game could be played. The scientist who invented a pigeon-guided missile in 1943. And don't forget the elderly pig whose death triggered an international crisis between the United States and Great Britain.
The Greatest Stories Never Told
From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people who fought in them. From Caliphs to Green Berets, some of civilization s toughest warriors are profiled in Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch, including Cyrus the Great, St.
What most of us don't know about our presidents could fill a book-and this just happens to be that book From the archives of The History Channel(R) comes a treasure trove of quirky presidential history that will truly astonish, bewilder, and stupefy. Like Abraham Lincoln's duel or Jimmy Carter's UFO sighting. and let's not forget about the president who went skinny-dipping in the Potomac every day That's the kind of presidential history you'll find in The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told One hundred little-known stories to make you shake your head in wonder.
Moment of Vengeance And Other Stories
Lauren Oliver's short stories about Hana, Annabel, and Raven- riveting characters from the bestselling Delirium series- are collected here in print for the first time. The three short stories in this collection expand and enrich the Delirium world, illuminating events and characters through new perspectives. Hana adds nuance to the life-changing summer before best friends Lena and Hana are to be cured-a moment when the girls' paths diverge and their futures are altered forever.
Wisdom and Humor from the Front PorchMaster storyteller Philip Gulley shares tender and hilarious real-life moments that capture the important truths of everyday life. When Philip Gulley began writing newsletter essays for the twelve members of his Quaker meeting in Indiana, he had no idea one of them would find its way to radio commentator Paul Harvey Jr.
100 tales of invention and discovery to astonish, bewilder, & stupefyMeet the angry undertaker who gave us the push-button phone. Discover how modesty led to the invention of the stethoscope. Find out why Albert Einstein patented a refrigerator. Learn how a train full of trumpeters made science history. Did you know about: The frustrated fashion designer who created the space suit? The gun-toting newspaperman who invented the parking meter?The midnight dreams that led to a Nobel Prize? They're so good, you can't read just one
Shares the story behind the Project Linus nonprofit organization and provides twenty quilting patterns designed for children and teenagers' interests for donation to Project Linus.
The bestselling author of The Eagle and the Rose and Proud Spirit reveals how to unleash the spiritual force within us. Altea shows how to unblock and develop our gifts through simple exercises and weaves in miraculous stories of the spirit world, includi
One day, Stan and Jan Berenstain were captured by a family of bears. It was a family of three - an overenthusiastic Papa whose high opinion of himself was exceeded only by his ability to do silly things (often placing himself in jeopardy from bees, skunks, low-hanging branches, whales, irate farmers, etc.), a wise, steady Mama with a firm grip on reality, and a bright enterprising little boy cub.
In this superb short fiction collection, Elmore Leonard, "the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever" (New York Times Book Review), once again illustrates how the line between the law and the lawbreakers is not as firm as we might think. In the title story, the basis for the hit FX series Justified, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens meets up with an old friend, but they're now on different sides of the law.
From hitRECord, the immensely popular open collaborative production company, and its founder, Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, comes The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1.The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories. To create The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known within the hitRECord community as RegularJOE-directed thousands of collaborators to tell tiny stories through words and art.
Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death-they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories.
David Marshall and his wife, Kate, have joined hands to create the perfect follow-up to the incredibly successful The Book of Myself With The Book of Us, you can record the stories and moments of the romance of a lifetime through 100 simple yet poignant prompts. Designed in an attractive, paper-over-boards format, this user-friendly and elegant volume invites anyone to chart the history of their own love story.
With their penetrating psychological insight and their emphasis on human dignity, respect and forgiveness, Dostoyevsky's early short stories contain the seeds of the themes that came to his major novels. Poor Folk, the author's first great literary triump
Four Stories by American Women
2013 release from the highly respected British Prog artist, producer and member of Porcupine Tree and No Man amongst others. The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) was written between January and July and recorded in Los Angeles in September. Steven s current band is a collection of stellar musicians: lead guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Nick Beggs, Marco Minnemann on the drums, Theo Travis playing saxophone/flute, and Adam Holzman on keyboards.
For more than sixty years, the imagination of Ray Bradbury has opened doors into remarkable places, ushering us across unexplored territories of the heart and mind while leading us inexorably toward a profound understanding of ourselves and the universe we inhabit. In this landmark volume, America's preeminent storyteller offers us one hundred treasures from a lifetime of words and ideas.
From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never learned about in history class. Gleeful, naughty, sometimes perverted-like so many of the crowned heads themselves-A Treasury of Royal Scandals presents the best (the worst?) of royal misbehavior through the ages.
Introduction (by V. Holland) Part One. Stories Chapter 1. "The Picture of Dorian Gray Chapter 2. "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime Chapter 3. "The Canterville Ghost Chapter 4. "The Sphinx Without a Secret Chapter 5. "The Model Millionaire Chapter 6. "A House of Pomegranates Chapter 7. "The Young King Chapter 8. "The Birthday of the Infant Chapter 9. "The Fisherman and His Soul Chapter 10.
What Henry James did for the geographically disoriented, Bellow does for the culturally traumatized in the six stories gathered in this collection. Truly, Bellow is one of God s spies. "Los Angeles Times" In six darkly comic tales, Saul Bellow present
Ronald Reagan s The Notes is a fascinating window into the mind of our fortieth president and the writers and thinkers to whom he turned for advice, inspiration, humor, and hope. Collected by the Ronald Reagan Foundation, the book includes both Reagan
Dawes - Stories Don't End [Vinyl]
""I didn't think he'd do it. I really didn't think he would. I thought he'd say, whoa, hold on, wait a minute. We made a deal, remember, the land, the blessing, the nation, the descendants as numerous as the sands on the shore and the stars in the sky." So begins James Goodman's original and urgent encounter with one of the most compelling and resonant stories ever told-God's command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac.
Massive non-linear storyline penned by an award-winning writing teamProfessional character voice acting and productionAll-new soundtrack with the in-game radio stations that Grand Theft Auto made famous
The Complete Short Stories of Thomas Wolfe