Hell and High Water

Author: Tanya Landman
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763693820
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
View: 8792
Caleb has spent his life roaming southern England with his Pa, little to their names but his father’s signet ring and a puppet theater for popular, raunchy Punch and Judy shows — until the day Pa is convicted of a theft he didn’t commit and sentenced to transportation to the colonies in America. From prison, Caleb’s father sends him to the coast to find an aunt Caleb never knew he had. His aunt welcomes him into her home, but her neighbors see only Caleb’s dark skin. Still, Caleb slowly falls into a strange rhythm in his new life . . . until one morning he finds a body washed up on the shore. The face is unrecognizable after its time at sea, but the signet ring is unmistakable: it can only be Caleb’s father. Mystery piles on mystery as both church and state deny what Caleb knows. From award-winning British author Tanya Landman comes a heart-stopping story of race, class, family, and corruption so deep it can kill.

Hell and High Water

How Global Warming Will Forever Change
Author: Joe Romm
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061868442
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
View: 6942
Global warming is the story of the twenty-first century. It is the most serious issue facing the future of humankind, but American energy and environmental policy is driving the whole world down a path toward global catastrophe. According to Joseph Romm, we have ten years, at most, to start making sharp cuts to our greenhouse gas emissions, or we will face disastrous consequences. The good news, he writes, is that there is something we can do—but only if the leadership of the U.S. government acts immediately and asserts its influence on the rest of the world. Hell and High Water is nothing less than a wake-up call to the country. It is a searing critique of American environmental and energy policy, and a passionate call to action by a writer with a unique command of the science and politics of climate change.

Hell and High Water

Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition
Author: Alastair McIntosh
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857904892
Category: Science
Page: 300
View: 4768
Climate change is the greatest challenge that the world has ever faced. This book summarises the science of what is happening to the planet - both globally and using Scotland as a local case study. It moves on, controversially, to suggest that politics alone is not enough to tackle the problem. At root is our addictive consumer mentality.

To Hell & High Water

Walking in the Footsteps of Henry Lawson
Author: Gregory Bryan
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 1921941782
Category: Australia
Page: 358
View: 8402
To Hell and High Water tells the story of the quest oftwo brothers to conquer the extreme conditions of outbackAustralia, recreating the Bourke to Hungerford `tramp'that influenced some of Australian literary legend HenryLawson's greatest works. The book is part autobiographyand part biography. It is an autobiography of theauthor's ......

Hell & High Water

Canada and the Italian Campaign
Author: Lance Goddard
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 155002728X
Category: History
Page: 273
View: 3808
This pictorial history examines Canada's significant role in the Italian Campaign, 1943?45, from the view of the soldiers serving there.

Hell and High Water

Author: Rochelle Nicholls
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781925675122
Page: 300
View: 9603
The golden boy of Australian swimming and captain of the lifeguards on Manly Beach, Cecil Healy was the poster-boy for all that was decent in Australia before World War I. Powerful, bronzed and daring, his fearlessness made him a leader in the embryonic ......

Hell Or High Water

My Life in and Out of Politics
Author: Paul Martin
Publisher: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 0771056931
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 494
View: 1465
National bestseller Paul Martin was the Prime Minister we never really knew — in this memoir he emerges as a fascinating flesh and blood man, still working hard to make a better world. “The next thing you know, I was in a jail cell.” (Chapter 2) “From the moment I flipped his truck on the road home to Morinville…” (Chapter 3) “When I came back into Aquin’s headquarters I had a broken nose.” (Chapter 4) These are not lines that you expect in a prime ministerial memoir. But Paul Martin — who led the country from 2003 to 2006 — is full of surprises, and his book will reveal a very different man from the prime minister who had such a rough ride in the wake of the sponsorship scandal. Although he grew up in Windsor and Ottawa as the son of the legendary Cabinet Minister Paul Martin, politics was not in his blood. As a kid he loved sports, and had summer jobs as a deckhand or a roustabout. As a young man he plunged into family life, and into the business world. After his years as a “corporate firefighter” for Power Corporation came the excitement of acquiring Canada Steamship Lines in Canada’s largest ever leveraged buy-out, “the most audacious gamble of my life.” In 1988, however, he became a Liberal M.P., ran for the leadership in 1990 and in 1993 became Jean Chrétien’s minister of finance, with the country in a deep hole. The story of his years as perhaps our best finance minister ever leads to his account of the revolt against Chrétien, and his time in office. Great events and world figures stud this book, which is firm but polite as it sets the record straight, and is full of wry humour and self-deprecating stories. Far from ending with his defeat in 2006, the book deals with his continuing passions, such as Canada’s aboriginals and the problems of Africa. This is an idealistic, interesting book that reveals the Paul Martin we never knew. It’s a pleasure to meet him. From the Hardcover edition.

Come Hell and High Water

Extraordinary Stories of Wreck, Terror and Triumph on the Sea
Author: Jean Hood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781580801430
Category: Shipwrecks
Page: 399
View: 2142
Readable, entertaining mini-histories of extraordinary shipwrecks, some famous (Titanic, Kursk) some little known.

Come Hell Or High Water

Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster
Author: Michael Eric Dyson,Paul Elliott
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458760782
Page: 392
View: 8021
What Hurricane Katrina reveals about the fault lines of race and poverty in America-and what lessons we must take from the flood-from best-selling ''hip-hop intellectual'' Michael Eric Dyson Does George W. Bush care about black people? Does the rest of America? When Hurricane Katrina tore through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands were left behind to suffer the ravages of destruction, disease, and even death. The majority of these people were black; nearly all were poor. The federal government's slow response to local appeals for help is by now notorious. Yet despite the cries of outrage that have mounted since the levees broke, we have failed to confront the disaster's true lesson; to be poor, or black, in today's ownership society, is to be left behind. Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him fans across the color line, Michael Eric Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. Combining interviews with survivors of the disaster with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been sorely missing from public conversation. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery, including the shocking ways that black people are framed in the national consciousness even today. With this call-to-action, Dyson warns us that we can only find redemption as a society if we acknowledge that Katrina was more than an engineering or emergency response failure. From the TV newsroom to the Capitol Building to the backyard, we must change the ways we relate to the black and the poor among us. What's at stake is no less than the future of democracy.

Hell and High Water

One Man's Attempt to Swim the Length of Britain
Author: Sean Conway
Publisher: Ebury Press
ISBN: 9780091959753
Page: 320
View: 2314
'Rain pelted down on the back of my neck and saltwater rushed down my throat as I tried to breathe into a wave. A foghorn started booming from a lighthouse in the distance. For a moment I thought it was a rescue siren for me. Imagine if I got rescued on day two. That would be embarrassing.' In June 2013 Sean Conway set out from Landâe(tm)s End in his bid to be the first person to swim the length of Britain. It was a challenge so extreme that not only had it never been attempted before, but most of the sponsors Sean approached turned him down as they were worried that he would die trying. Landlocked Cheltenham âe" Seanâe(tm)s hometown âe" isnâe(tm)t really the ideal place to train for a long sea swim, and he only managed three miles in a local pool before setting off from Land's End. Once in the water Sean had to develop incredible mental strength to deal with the extreme cold and hours alone. He also needed to devise ways to take on the huge number of calories he needed to sustain him. On the support boat he and his three-man crew had to cope with storms, seasickness and living in close proximity for months. After taking a few jellyfish stings to the face, Sean decided to grow a huge beard to protect himself. The physical challenge was gruelling, but came with unexpected rewards. Sean swam with dolphins and seals and among stunning night-time phosphorescence. He had a unique view of the British coast, discovering tiny hidden coves and exploring shipwrecks. When there were problems with the support boat, Sean and his crew met many kindly people who were willing to come to their aid. From the first person to complete a British 'triathlon' - running, swimming and biking the length of Britain - this is Sean's remarkable and funny story about how anything is possible if you truly put your mind to it.

Charleston, Come Hell Or High Water

A History in Photographs
Author: Robert N. S. Whitelaw,Alice F. Levkoff
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570034640
Category: History
Page: 150
View: 3239
This text captures the indomitable spirit of one of America's oldest and best-preserved cities. The collection of 168 black and white photographs depicts Charleston from the advent of photography in the 1840s through the late 20th century.

Hell Or High Water

A Novel
Author: Joy Castro
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250004578
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
View: 778
Hoping she has caught a lucky break when she is assigned to write a first full-length feature, ambitious young reporter Nola Céspedes becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in New Orleans at the same time compelling questions emerge about her identity and trustworthiness. By the author of The Truth Book. 25,000 first printing.

Understanding screenwriting

learning from good, not-quite-so-good, and bad screenplays
Author: Tom Stempel
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 230
View: 8414
Understanding Screenwriting dissects 21 successful and the unsuccessful screenplays. Stempel analyzes why certain aspects of a screenplay work and others do not, carefully explaining the difference between the film we watch and what was, or might have bee

Through Hell and High Water

Author: Rebecca Burgess-Hall
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387012754
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8761
After receiving a devastating phone call from her best friend, Kendice, Horizon stumbles upon her Father's old case files. With her deranged mother's alter personality, Tasha, on her heels, Horizon finds it hard to stay positive. Will Horizon be able to save her best friend or will she die trying? Get a copy of the book today

Hell or High Water

Author: Jerrie Alexander
Publisher: Jerrie Alexander
ISBN: 1941205003
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 1264
A woman in trouble. A man she loves but can't trust. When ex-SEAL Nate Wolfe learns a woman from his past is in danger, nothing will stop him from protecting her. Not even her. Dallas Child Protection Services Investigator Kay Taylor doesn't want or need Nate in her life. But he doesn't seem to understand the word no. He seems to also have forgotten the brand he left on her heart. When Kay is taken and sold to a monster, the devil himself couldn't stop Nate from doing whatever it takes to find her...but will he be in time? Keywords, Romantic Suspense, Military, SEAL, Ranger

Hell & High Water

Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781641080811
Page: 448
View: 2413
When homicide detective Dexter J. Daley's testimony helps send his partner away for murder, the consequences--and the media frenzy--aren't far behind. He soon finds himself sans boyfriend, sans friends, and, after an unpleasant encounter in a parking garage after the trial, he's lucky he doesn't find himself sans teeth. Dex fears he'll get transferred from the Human Police Force's Sixth Precinct, or worse, get dismissed. Instead, his adoptive father--a sergeant at the Therian-Human Intelligence Recon Defense Squadron, otherwise known as the THIRDS--pulls a few strings, and Dex gets recruited as a Defense Agent. Dex is determined to get his life back on track and eager to get started in his new job. But his first meeting with Team Leader Sloane Brodie, who also happens to be his new jaguar Therian partner, turns disastrous. When the team is called to investigate the murders of three HumaniTherian activists, it soon becomes clear to Dex that getting his partner and the rest of the tightknit team to accept him will be a lot harder than catching the killer--and every bit as dangerous.

Hell and High Water

A German Occupation of the Chatham Islands, 1843-1910
Author: Sheila Natusch
Publisher: N.A
Category: Lutheran Church
Page: 173
View: 2563

Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina

Hell and High Water
Author: Tom Rubillo
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614234884
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 6743
In late September 1989, South Carolina was rocked by the colossal force of Hurricane Hugo. A category four hurricane, Hugo devastated the coast and other regions of the state, claiming dozens of lives and causing billions of dollars in damage. Hugo was the Palmetto State's most destructive natural disaster in recent memory, but the story of that storm is only part of the larger history of hurricanes in South Carolina. A History of Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina: Hell and High Water examines more than thirty major hurricanes that have struck the state since the 1800s, offering a revealing look at the destruction and loss that results from these violent manifestations of nature's power. Author Tom Rubillo brings to bear a breadth of research and incorporates first-person accounts of the storms and the struggle of survivors forced to rebuild in the wake of tremendous losses. Hell and High Water is at once a history of the damage wrought by the fury of hurricanes and a reminder that the next great storm could be no more than a season away.

Hell and High Water

Author: Wolfgang Carstens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985307561
Page: N.A
View: 5935
The poems in Hell and High Water offer the gritty reality of a poet, husband, provider, father and shady romantic wrestling with life's responsibilities and his own primal urges. From the familiar dinner table to disastrous family vacations and mail order sex toys, Wolfgang Carstens presents us with vulnerability, humor, rawness, regret and the rejoicing in twenty-five years of intimacy with another as no other poet can. Carstens has wickedly disguised Hell and High Water as a twisted yet tender guide for the rest of us in maintaining the wildness among minivans, mortgages and matrimony.

Hell and High Water in the Pacific

The Story of the USS Lowry, DD 770
Author: John Glenn Acord,Jimmie Lewis Holbrook
Publisher: Vantage Press
ISBN: 9780533132669
Category: History
Page: 144
View: 6158