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Unlikely Heroes

Unlikely Heroes

37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom

  • Author: Jennifer Holland
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761174419
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 246
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Offers stories that celebrate altruistic and heroic animal behavior, including seals saving a dog from drowning, a feral male cat protecting a kitten during a tornado, and a pod of dolphins shielding swimmers from a shark.

Limited Liability

Limited Liability

  • Author: Tricia Owens
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781537428772
  • Category:
  • Page: 166
  • View: 1292
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Ethan has moved to Las Vegas to become the lover of Maxmillian Poole, and although things sizzle between them in the bedroom Ethan is frustrated by his lack of employment. How can he be an equal partner if he doesn't hold a job? When a reputed mob boss forces Maxmillian to hire Ethan as a bodyguard at the Elite Poole, Ethan is therefore thrilled. But having Ethan work for him strains Max's ability to separate business from pleasure. Max can't keep his hands off Ethan even though it may end up hurting them both, especially when the Mafia becomes involved.

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

Twelve Unlikely Heroes

How God Commissioned Unexpected People in the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You

  • Author: John F. MacArthur
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 140020612X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 472
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What kind of people does God use to accomplish His work? Far from the children’s tales depicted in picture books and nursery rhymes, the men and women highlighted in the Bible were unnervingly real. They faltered. They struggled. And at times, they fell short. Yet God worked through them in surprising and incredible ways to accomplish His purposes. Scripture does not hide their weaknesses, caricature their strengths, or spin their stories as a display of human nobility. Instead, it describes these heroes of the faith with unflinching honesty and delivers an unexpected ending: “God is not ashamed to be called their God” (Hebrews 11:16). In Twelve Unlikely Heroes, pastor and best-selling author John MacArthur uses his deep knowledge of the Bible and history to take us back to see these three-dimensional men and women in their own times and cultures. In doing so, it becomes clear how their dramatic stories apply to us today. People who might at first seem foreign quickly become familiar and unforgettable—particularly as they reveal the true Hero behind every witness, the power counterbalancing every weakness, “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1).

Elephant Company

Elephant Company

The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II

  • Author: Vicki Croke
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0679603999
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
  • View: 305
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920, fresh from service in World War I, to a job as a “forest man” for a British teak company. Mesmerized by the intelligence, character, and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles, he became a gifted “elephant wallah.” Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries, he also championed more humane treatment for them, even establishing an elephant “school” and “hospital.” In return, he said, the elephants made him a better man. The friendship of one magnificent tusker in particular, Bandoola, would be revelatory. In Elephant Company, Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams’s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage, trust, and gratitude. But Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring. When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942, Williams joined the elite Force 136, the British dirty tricks department, operating behind enemy lines. His war elephants would carry supplies, build bridges, and transport the sick and elderly over treacherous mountain terrain. Now well versed in the ways of the jungle, an older, wiser Williams even added to his stable by smuggling more elephants out of Japanese-held territory. As the occupying authorities put a price on his head, Williams and his elephants faced his most perilous test. In a Hollywood-worthy climax, Elephant Company, cornered by the enemy, attempted a desperate escape: a risky trek over the mountainous border to India, with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow. Elephant Bill’s exploits would earn him top military honors and the praise of famed Field Marshal Sir William Slim. Part biography, part war epic, and part wildlife adventure, Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism. Praise for Elephant Company “This book is about far more than just the war, or even elephants. This is the story of friendship, loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species. . . . Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale, masterfully written.”—Sara Gruen, The New York Times Book Review “Splendid . . . Blending biography, history, and wildlife biology, [Vicki Constantine] Croke’s story is an often moving account of [Billy] Williams, who earned the sobriquet ‘Elephant Bill,’ and his unusual bond with the largest land mammals on earth.”—The Boston Globe “Some of the biggest heroes of World War II were even bigger than you thought. . . . You may never call the lion the king of the jungle again.”—New York Post “Elephant Company is as powerful and big-hearted as the animals of its title. Billy Williams is an extraordinary character, a real-life reverse Tarzan raised in civilization who finds wisdom and his true self living among jungle beasts. Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant whisperer–cum–war hero, while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans.”—Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time From the Trade Paperback edition.

Betrayed by a Kiss

Betrayed by a Kiss

  • Author: Kris Rafferty
  • Publisher: Entangled: Select Suspense
  • ISBN: 163375734X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 296
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Marnie Somerville is sure Dane MacLain is just another bad guy. Her job as resident investigator at Whitman Enterprises is to track down the owners of delinquent accounts, but something about Dane’s case is off, and Marnie can’t resist a good mystery. The secret files and cover-up she finds after hacking her boss’s computer are more than she expected, and now she’s fleeing her former employer...right into Dane’s arms. Former detective Dane MacLain has spent the last year gathering intel against Whitman Enterprises, the company he believes responsible for his wife’s death. When a beautiful and intense woman shows up with information, Dane is willing to accept all she has to offer, especially when the help comes in such a sexy package. Caught in a deadly cat and mouse chase, Dane must do everything he can to protect Marnie as they run for their lives. The An Unlikely Hero series is best enjoyed in order: Reading order: Book #1 - Betrayed by a Kiss Book #2 - Tempted by a Touch Book #3 – Seduced by Sin

An Unlikely Hero

An Unlikely Hero

  • Author: Tierney James
  • Publisher: Paperback Press Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781945669484
  • Category:
  • Page: 346
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For intelligent, stay-at-home mom Tessa Scott, now is the time to be a hero, or end up dead. The choice will change her life forever. An Unlikely Hero, the gripping action thriller by Tierney James, delivers a modern-day heroine as terrorists, operatives, and brilliant scientists converge in a race to save the country from a new kind of danger. In the tradition of Nora Roberts or Elizabeth Lowell, this heart-racing tale of high stakes and misguided missiles is packed with intrigue and plot twists that threaten our way of life. Tessa Scott is living the American dream - big house, successful husband, and three beautiful children. No one would suspect a Libyan terrorist is at work nearby. When Tessa sends her family on vacation after another fight with her husband, she is expecting a relaxing week of solitude. Instead she is confronted with a bomb in her backyard, and the terrorist group who are looking for it. Tessa survives only due to the entrance of Captain Chase Hunter, a man who seems just as dangerous as the terrorists. Unsure who she can trust, Tessa is drawn into his secret world of terrorists and national security. Powerless to resist Tessa is forced to survive the unthinkable, from confronting perilous brushes with death to becoming a sitting duck for men who are out to savage the world as we know it. Meanwhile, the self-possessed Captain Hunter finds that Tessa Scott is affecting him in a way he thought no woman could. The two are forced into a complicated partnership as they work together to unravel a terrorist plot that will affect thousands of people. The stakes are raised when Tessa discovers that her family is in danger from the same terrorists. Will Captain Hunter save them, or is he looking to Tessa to save him? An Unlikely Hero is a remarkable, enthralling tale of a seeming ordinary woman who is compelled to emerge as altogether extraordinary in the face of sinister schemes, brutal aggressors, and worldwide implications. With an intricate story line, complex characters, and blood-pumping action, An Unlikely Hero is likely to have you riveted to each high-velocity turn of events.

To Chase a Dream

To Chase a Dream

A Soccer Championship, an Unlikely Hero and a Journey that Redefined Winning

  • Author: Paul "Whitey" Kapsalis,Ted Gregory
  • Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
  • ISBN: 1782550194
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 232
  • View: 7780
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Winners of 8 national championships, Indiana University is to men’s college soccer what University of North Carolina is to college basketball or University of Notre Dame is to college football. To Chase a Dream is the true story of one kid’s near-impossible desire to play soccer at that national powerhouse, a kid who was told time after time that he simply wasn’t good enough and never would be. What all the doubters failed to consider was that inside the body of an under-sized, humble Paul Kapsalis was the heart of a lion. This is his journey, a story that affirms that perseverance, optimism, hard work, a willingness to learn, and kindness can lead to remarkable achievements and transform a kid who just wanted to play soccer into a leader of men. It took him 5 years, fighting through rejection and a career-threatening injury, but Paul got where he never expected to go. Here’s a chance to see how he did it.

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

  • Author: Teresa Toten
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press
  • ISBN: 0553507885
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Filled with moments of deep emotion and unexpected humor, this understated and wise novel explores the complexities of living with OCD and offers the prospect of hope, happiness and healing. Perfect for readers who love Eleanor & Park and All the Bright Places. ADAM’S GOALS: Grow immediately. Find courage. Keep courage. Get normal. Marry Robyn Plummer. The instant Adam Spencer Ross meets Robyn Plummer in his Young Adult OCD Support Group, he is hopelessly, desperately drawn to her. Robyn has an hypnotic voice, blue eyes the shade of an angry sky, and ravishing beauty that makes Adam’s insides ache. She’s also just been released from a residential psychiatric program—the kind for the worst, most difficult-to-cure cases; the kind that Adam and his fellow support group members will do anything to avoid joining. Adam immediately knows that he has to save Robyn, must save Robyn, or die trying. But is it really Robyn who needs rescuing? And is it possible to have a normal relationship when your life is anything but? Select praise for The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B: “. . . achingly authentic. Like Augustus Waters before him, Adam Spencer Ross will renew your faith in real-life superheroes and shatter your heart in equal measures.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred “This book made me laugh, cry, think, and kept me coming back for more.” —The Guardian “Adam is a protagonist that readers will root for.” —VOYA “Honest, fresh, and funny . . . Toten employs information about OCD like grace notes in this deft and compelling narrative.” —Booklist “Adam is a fresh and complex character, and far more than the sum of his symptoms.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Unified

Unified

How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country

  • Author: Tim Scott,Trey Gowdy
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • ISBN: 1496430441
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
  • View: 405
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In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship—even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting. Tim Scott, an African-American US senator, and Trey Gowdy, a white US congressman, won’t allow racial lines to divide them. They work together, eat meals together, campaign together, and make decisions together. Yet in the fall of 2010—as two brand-new members of the US House of Representatives—they did not even know each other. Their story as politicians and friends began the moment they met and is a model for others seeking true reconciliation. In Unified, Senator Scott and Congressman Gowdy, through honesty and vulnerability, inspire others to evaluate their own stories, clean the slate, and extend a hand of friendship that can change your churches, communities, and the world.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes

Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

  • Author: Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307742229
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5662
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"Author of the phenomenal national best seller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall now travels to the Mediterranean where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete and in the muscles and minds of fitness enthusiasts everywhere. While researching Born to Run, Chris McDougall encountered the story of Pheidippides, the legendary ancient Greek 'all-day runner.' Later, when McDougall met a dedicated amateur historian, he saw a connection to one of the most fascinating mysteries of World War II: How did a small band of Resistance fighters surrounded by German troops kidnap a top German general? What he discovered is that ancestral techniques for extraordinary endurance, natural movement, and nutrition allowed ancient Greek soldiers and Cretan shepherds to race across mountains on all-night missions. Inspired by their heroic acts, McDougall sets off to discover the lost art of the hero, both throughout history and across the world. Just as Born to Run inspired casual runners to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into nature, Natural-Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to leave the gym and take their fitness to nature doing cross-training, mud runs, parkour and free-running to bound--and climb, swim, skip, wade, and jump--their way to heroic feats"--

Varjak Paw

Varjak Paw

  • Author: S. F. Said
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781405662635
  • Category: Cats
  • Page: 230
  • View: 8876
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Having saved the city cats from a fate worse than death, Varjak Paw finds himself the elected leader of a new gang - a gang that supports freedom and kindness for all. But will the pressure take its toll on this brave yet sometimes naive cat?

Age of War

Age of War

  • Author: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • ISBN: 1101965401
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
  • View: 6085
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The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile—and about to be tested as never before. Persephone keeps the human clans from turning on one another through her iron will and a compassionate heart. The arrogant Fhrey are barely held in check by their leader, Nyphron, who seeks to advance his own nefarious agenda through a loveless marriage that will result in the betrayal of the person Persephone loves most: Raithe, the God Killer. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. In the darkest hour, when hope is all but lost, new heroes will rise . . . but at what terrible cost? Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

Unlikely Friendships

Unlikely Friendships

47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

  • Author: Jennifer S. Holland
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761165312
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
  • View: 3936
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It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . ” Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language. With Murphy’s friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet. These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.

Unlikely Loves

Unlikely Loves

43 Heartwarming True Stories from the Animal Kingdom

  • Author: Jennifer S. Holland
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761178732
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
  • View: 8984
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Unlikely Friendships is the phenomenal New York Times bestseller that’s spent 44 weeks on the list and has 615,000 copies in print. It’s struck a chord with media, from CBS This Morning to USA Today, and Temple Grandin has praised it as “amazing. It shows the power of friendship.” Now its author, Jennifer Holland, who writes about animal relationships with insight, compassion, and a fine narrative touch, explores animal attachments that, in human terms, can only be called love. Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. Here are stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb—a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo. Ms. Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition

Unlikely Heroes for 5th Edition

  • Author: Dan Dillon
  • Publisher: Kobold Press
  • ISBN: 9781936781669
  • Category:
  • Page: 30
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Monstrous heroes arise! Sometimes, heroes emerge from strange and forbidden places: the trackless deserts, deep oceans, magic-warped wastelands-even the crypts of the undead. A dhampir swordswoman bares her fangs and impales a terrified foe on her blade! Her dust goblin companion drops from the shadows overhead and attacks with his spear while howling the names of alien gods! Lightning begins to crackle around the jinnborn cleric's mace, just as the sahuagin fighter, riding a gigantic shark, explodes from the underground lake... Unlikely Heroes gives you everything you need to play a monstrous adventurer in 5th edition. Its pages are packed with PC racial traits, history, ecology, names, and more for: Derro Dhampir Dust Goblins Jinnborn Kijani Lamia Ramag Sahuagin Plus new backgrounds: Cannibal Headhunter, Prophet, Scavenger, Seer, and Tinker

Unlikely Hero

Unlikely Hero

  • Author: Sean Michael
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
  • ISBN: 1635335388
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 210
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When his daughter is kidnapped, Eric turns to his ex, powerful businessman Brock. Together they face a twisting investigation... and feelings between them that never went away.

Leper Spy

Leper Spy

The Story of an Unlikely Hero of World War II

  • Author: Ben Montgomery
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1613734336
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 9817
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The GIs called her Joey. Hundreds owed their lives to the tiny Filipina who stashed explosives in spare tires, tracked Japanese troop movements, and smuggled maps of fortifications across enemy lines. As the Battle of Manila raged, Josefina Guerrero walked through gunfire to bandage wounds and close the eyes of the dead. Her valor earned her the Medal of Freedom, but what made her a good spy was also destroying her: leprosy, which so horrified the Japanese they refused to search her. After the war, army chaplains found her in a nightmarish leper colony and fought for the US government to do something it had never done: welcome a foreigner with leprosy. This brought her celebrity, which she used to publicly speak for other sufferers. However, the notoriety haunted her and she sought a way to disappear. Ben Montgomery now brings Guerrero's heroic accomplishments to light.

The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway

The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway

A feel-good love story with a twist

  • Author: Rhys Thomas
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472248120
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
  • View: 5100
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This is no ordinary love story and Sam is no typical hero...but he is a hero. Charming, quirky, and absolutely bursting with heart, this is the perfect book club read for fans of Eleanor Oliphant, The Rosie Project, and A Man Called Ove. Sam Holloway has survived the worst that life can throw at you. But he's not really living. His meticulous routines keep everything nice and safe - with just one exception... Three nights a week, Sam dons his superhero costume and patrols the streets. It makes him feel invincible - but his unlikely heroics are getting him into some sticky, and increasingly dangerous, situations. Then a girl comes into his life, and his ordered world is thrown into chaos ... and now Sam needs to decide whether he can be brave enough to finally take off the mask. Both hilarious and heart-warming, this is a story about love, loneliness, grief, and the life-changing power of kindness. READERS ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH SAM HOLLOWAY: 'The Unlikely Heroics of Sam Holloway is all kinds of beautiful things. It's a story about the need for hope, of needing to belong, and that change is possible, even in the most unlikely of circumstances. It's a love story, it's a story of learning to love yourself and others. It is, quite simply, a beautiful and quirky read' Brew and Books blog 'This sweet novel about a broken young man trying to do good in the world was, for me, a brief, bright respite from the ugly clamor of current events. Best read with tea at your side and a cat on your lap' Monica Wood, author of The One in a Million Boy 'A hilarious, laugh-out-loud story which also manages to be deadly serious, proving that it takes incredible courage to overcome the pain of grief. It will cut you to the heart and remind you of what's most important in life. Read this book - I can't recommend it highly enough' Created To Read book blog 'Sweet, funny, sad and ultimately uplifting, this is a really charming and enjoyable read, with a great character in Sam' NetGalley reviewer 'Highly recommend this book. Emotional and inspirational with a dash of action and romance' Goodreads reader 'What a cracking read. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and empathized with all the characters. An easy, comfortable read, perfect with a pot of tea and tin of biscuits. Loved it' NetGalley reviewer 'A lovely, feel-good book, definitely worth reading' Goodreads reader 'Brilliant book, well written and gripping from page one' Goodreads reader

The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings

  • Author: Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0765376679
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 1008
  • View: 6918
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Introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery, and a woman who is desperate to save her impoverished house.