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Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

  • Author: Joe Dever
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781906103125
  • Category: Adventure games
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Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

  • Author: Andrew Therriault
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781733894425
  • Category:
  • Page: 232
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Written over the span of two years when Andrew Therriault was in his early twenties, Fire on the Water is a short but powerful story that is told in a unique voice and was published when he was twenty-two years old. As his first book, he is rightfully proud to have finished Fire on the Water less than three years after enduring a serious ordeal.On January 28, 2017, Andrew woke up with retrograde amnesia in the ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital. He survived sudden and severe violence and had been in a coma for multiple days, losing much of his memory. The loss of his memory proved to be an obstacle and a silver lining as he had to find himself again while recovering from near-fatal injuries, all while awaiting a hearing that would determine his future.Fire on the Water follows the author along his journey throughout the year of 2017, a year filled with hardship, adventure, trials, tribulations, triumphs, determination, and humor.

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

China, America, and the Future of the Pacific

  • Author: Robert Haddick
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • ISBN: 0870210602
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The main theme of Fire on the Water is that conventional measures of military balance, employed by both the general public and many policy experts, underestimate the threat that China’s military modernization poses to the U.S. position in the Asia-Pacific region. Within a decade, China’s leaders will have the military power to hold at risk U.S. interest in East Asia. The U.S. needs to fashion a new and competitive strategy, one that better matches the strengths of the U.S. and its allies against China’s vulnerabilities, in order to maintain a balance of power in the region and convince China’s leaders to pursue a cooperative course. It is not obvious to many observers why a conflict in the region is plausible, or why the U.S. should bear the responsibility for maintaining a forward military presence in the region. China has rapidly emerged as a great power and by doing so, has acquired many vital interests around the world. Following the pattern set by other such episodes in history, China is also acquiring the military means to protect its new interests, a development that puts at risk the interests of China’s neighbors and the United States. The U.S. forward military presence in the region is an increasingly difficult burden to sustain. But in the long run, this approach will be less costly and less risky than encouraging China’s neighbors to balance China by themselves, an alternative that will very likely result in an unstable arms race and a conflict that will damage America’s interests. While it will be in America’s interest to maintain its position in the Asia-Pacific region, China’s military modernization is making it much more difficult for the U.S. to do so. China’s military strategy, centered on its rapidly-expanding land-based and anti-ship missile forces, is exploiting weaknesses in long-standing U.S. force structure and doctrine. Due to a variety of institutional barriers, the U.S. has been slow to adapt to China’s military modernization. Current efforts to respond are impractical, in that they expend U.S. resources against China’s strengths rather than its vulnerabilities. The U.S. needs a new and competitive strategy that will strengthen its alliances in the region and convince China’s leaders that cooperation, rather than military expansion and an attempt at regional hegemony, will be China’s best course. Fire on the Water proposes reforms to U.S. diplomacy, military programs, and strategy that will offer a better chance at preserving stability. The goal of these reforms is to thwart China’s well-designed military modernization plan, bolster the confidence and credibility of U.S. alliances in the region, and thus persuade China’s leaders that China’s best course is cooperation rather than conflict, the outcome that has usually occurred in history when a new great power has rapidly emerged.

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

  • Author: Scott MacGregor
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 1683358252
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 288
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A novel based on a true tale of heroism and invention in the tunnels beneath Lake Erie in 1916 This original graphic novel imagines the lives of blue-collar workers involved in the real-life Lake Erie tunnel disaster of 1916 in Cleveland. Author Scott MacGregor and illustrator Gary Dumm tell the intersecting stories of a brilliant African American inventor, Ben Beltran (based on the real-life Garrett Morgan, Sr.), desperate immigrants tunneling beneath Lake Erie, and corrupt overseers who risk countless lives for profit. As historical fiction, Fire on the Water sheds light not only on one of America’s earliest man-made ecological disasters but also on racism and the economic disparity between classes in the Midwest at the turn of the century.

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

Sailors, Slaves, and Insurrection in Early American Literature, 1789-1886

  • Author: Lenora Warren
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 1684480191
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 170
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Lenora Warren tells a new story about the troubled history of abolition and slave violence by examining representations of shipboard mutiny and insurrection in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Anglo-American and American literature. Fire on the Water centers on five black sailors, whose experiences of slavery and insurrection either inspired or found resonance within fiction: Olaudah Equiano, Denmark Vesey, Joseph Cinqué, Madison Washington, and Washington Goode. These stories of sailors, both real and fictional, reveal how the history of mutiny and insurrection is both shaped by, and resistant to, the prevailing abolitionist rhetoric surrounding the efficacy of armed rebellion as a response to slavery. Pairing well-known texts with lesser-known figures (Billy Budd and Washington Goode) and well-known figures with lesser-known texts (Denmark Vesey and the work of John Howison), this book reveals the richness of literary engagement with the politics of slave violence. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Effects of Fire on Water

Effects of Fire on Water

A State-of-knowledge Review

  • Author: Arthur R. Tiedemann
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fire ecology
  • Page: 28
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Fire on the Water: Writers of the renaissance

Fire on the Water: Writers of the renaissance

  • Author: George Elliott Clarke
  • Publisher: Porter's Lake, N.S. : Pottersfield
  • ISBN: 9780919001718
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 168
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Award-winning poet and scholar, George Elliott Clarke edits this pioneer collection of passionate, spiritual, earthy and liberating prose, poetry and song.. His first book of poetry, 'Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues' appeared from Pottersfield Press in 1983 and 'Whylah Falls', a second volume, was brought out by Polestar Press in 1990.

Fire on the Water

Fire on the Water

A Companion to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

  • Author: P. J. Parker
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781534904293
  • Category:
  • Page: 246
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Rachel, a young American biographer researching the life of Mary Shelley in Montreux, Switzerland, is entangled and consumed by the escalating threads of her investigation. Shards of Shelley's creation are exhumed from the past. Precious memories are hacked and sutured to the unthinkable. The unblemished flesh of the one she loves is stripped back to reveal what lies beneath-aspects of Frankenstein incised and ripped from the nineteenth century and transplanted into her own. The archival records contained within the chiseled stone of Chateau de Chillon give some insight into a life long gone. It is, however, the contents of a document trunk that has remained unopened for generations that discloses what truly occurred in the idyllic Swiss Riviera village of Montreux to jolt the monster into existence. Personal letters and diaries detailing events, suppers, lectures, and conversations between Mary Shelley and her confidant, Doctor John Polidori, reveal a spiraling progression of horrors, dismembered cadavers, and uncertainties. Doctor Polidori assists the local gendarmerie in their investigation, unaware of how closely the knife will cut to Mary's life and his own. Rachel is drawn into the centuries-old conversations as she attempts to discern fact from fiction. But opening the trunk could not come at a more difficult time for Rachel. Her boyfriend has recently been killed in a motorbike accident and now, as she attempts to reconstruct her life, she is repeatedly confronted by a man of gigantic structure, of uncommon beauty, of intriguing origin. Fire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein interweaves Rachel's search with the plot of Frankenstein and the horrific occurrences of the summer of 1816 when Mary Shelley dared to dip her quill into the ink of her darkest of waking dreams. The truth is given life."