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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon but journalist mountaineer Jon Krakauer standing on the summit of Mt Everest saw nothing that suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down He was wrong The storm which claimed five lives and left countless more including Krakauer s in guilt ridden disarray would also provide the impetus for i Into Thin Air i Krakauer s epic account of the May disaster


The Moor's Account

In the conquistador P nfilo de Narv ez sailed from the port of Sanl car de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and in the process become as wealthy and famous as Hern n Cort s br br But from the moment the Narv ez expedition landed in Florida it faced peril navigational errors disease starvation as well as resistance from indigenous tribes Within a year there were only four survivors the expedition s treasurer lvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado a young explorer named Andr s Dorantes de Carranza and Dorantes s Moroccan slave Mustafa al Zamori whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants from fearful outcasts to faith healers


Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz A Jew and a medical doctor the prisoner i Dr Miklos Nyiszli i was spared death for a grimmer fate to perform scientific research on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous Angel of Death Dr Josef Mengele Nyiszli was named Mengele s personal research pathologist In that capactity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months Miraculously Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account


No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

b For the first time anywhere the first person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moment b br br From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden s compound operator Mark Owen of the U S Naval Special Warfare Development Group commonly known as SEAL Team Six has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history as well as countless missions that never made headlines br br i No Easy Day i puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty four man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives The blow by blow narrative of the assault beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden s death is an essential piece of modern history br br In i No Easy Day i Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military Owen s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance With boots on the ground detail Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents skills experiences and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

On a clear night in late June four U S Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force Less then twenty four hours later only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive br br br This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell the sole survivor of Operation Redwing and the desperate battle in the mountains that led ultimately to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history But it is also more than anything the story of his teammates who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade blown over a cliff but still armed and still breathing Over the next four days badly injured and presumed dead Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers br br br A six foot five inch Texan Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us blow by blow through the brutal training of America s warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks In this rich moving chronicle of courage honor and patriotism Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare and a tribute to his teammates who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country


In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

With the publication of this book Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature As he reconstructs the murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture trial and execution of the killers Capote generates suspense and empathy


Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

On January hand selected U S troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines Their mission March thirty rugged miles to rescue POWs languishing in a hellish camp among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation br br In b Ghost Soldiers b Hampton Sides vividly re creates this daring raid offering a minute by minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation tropical diseases and torture Harrowing poignant and inspiring b Ghost Soldiers b is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission It is also a testament to the human spirit an account of enormous bravery and self sacrifice amid the most trying conditions


13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

b blockquote The harrowing true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi blockquote b HOURS presents for the first time ever the true account of the events of September when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi Libya A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there Those men went beyond the call of duty performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism to avert tragedy on a much larger scale This is their personal account never before told of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now infamous attack p HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy Written by i New York Times i bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff this riveting book takes readers into the action packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another for their countrymen and for their country p p HOURS is a stunning eye opening and intense book but most importantly it is the truth The story of what happened to these men and what they accomplished is unforgettable p


Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less

Find all of the following explained in Plain English with no technical jargon The Accounting Equation and why it s so significant How to read and prepare financial statements How to calculate and interpret several different financial ratios The concepts and assumptions behind Generally Accepted Accounting Principles GAAP Preparing journal entries with debits and credits Cash method vs accrual method Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold How to calculate depreciation and amortization expenses


Numbered Account

A job he shouldn t have taken A woman he shouldn t have loved A secret he shouldn t expose if he wants to live br br Nick Neumann had it all a Harvard degree a beautiful fianc e a star making Wall Street career But behind the dazzling veneer of this golden boy is a man haunted by the brutal killing of his father seventeen years before br br Now chilling new evidence has implicated his father s employer the United Swiss Bank in the crime Nick doesn t know how Or why But he has a plan to find out move to Zurich Work for the same bank Follow in his father s footsteps Look for the same secrets and uncover something so shocking so unexpected justice may not be enough br br For as a circle of treachery tightens around him as a woman with secrets of her own enters his life Nick makes another chilling discovery Not just about his father but about himself And how far he s willing to go to find out what happened seventeen years before when a man died and a conspiracy was born


Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins s long awaited tale of his wild life and times both at home and around the globe br br Tom Robbins s warm wise and wonderfully weird novels including em Even Cowgirls Get the Blues em em Another Roadside Attraction em and em Jitterbug Perfume em provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination Madcap but sincere pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to hitchhiking cowgirls born again monkeys a philosophizing can of beans exiled royalty and problematic redheads br br In em Tibetan Peach Pie em Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward weaving together stories of his unconventional life from his Appalachian childhood to his globe trotting adventures told in his unique voice which combines the sweet and sly the spiritual and earthy The grandchild of Baptist preachers Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet interruptus a soldier a meteorologist a radio DJ an art critic turned psychedelic journeyman a world famous novelist and a counterculture hero leading a life as unlikely magical and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters br br Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression the West Coast during the sixties psychedelic revolution international roving before Homeland Security monitored our travels and New York publishing when it still relied on trees br br Written with the big hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which Robbins is known em Tibetan Peach Pie em is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend


Gullivers Travels. An Account of the Four Voyages into Several Remote Nations of the World

i Gulliver s Travels i is Jonathan Swift s satiric masterpiece the fantastic tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver an English ship s surgeon First he is shipwrecked in the land of Lilliput where the alarmed residents are only six inches tall His second voyage takes him to the land of Brobdingnag where the people are sixty feet tall Further adventures bring Gulliver to an island that floats in the sky and a land where horses are endowed with reason and beasts are shaped like men br br Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society i Gulliver s Travels i remains a fascinating blend of travelogue realism symbolism and fantastic voyage all with a serious philosophical content


The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, Volume 1 With an Account of His Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe, Written By Himself, in Two Volumes

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David Copperfield: The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account) with Illustrations

David Copperfield or The Personal History Adventures Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery which he never meant to publish on any account is a novel by Charles Dickens first published as a novel in Like most of his works it originally appeared in serial form a year earlier Many elements within the novel follow events in Dickens own life and it is probably the most autobiographical of all of his novels Illustrations for this novel reprinted are by Hablot Knight Browne Phiz


The Accounting

Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his pals Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it br br They were wrong br br Twenty five years later Jon s marriage is on the rocks his kids are virtual strangers and the recession has taken his job and decimated his finances Worst of all when he finds Augie murdered in Vegas he knows the past has risen from its grave to grab him by the throat br br The battle that ensues will send Jon skittering across a landscape wracked by the Great Recession to confront the demons of his past the grade school bully who has terrorized him for decades the grandfather that betrayed him the girl that got away And in the middle of a fight to death with his daughter s life hanging in the balance Jon Willing learns the most brutal of truths br br The piper always gets paid and sometimes he gets paid in blood


The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures

I don t remember being born I was a very ugly child My appearance has not improved so I guess it was a lucky break when he was attracted by my youthfulness So begins the wrenching diary of Minnie Goetze a fifteen year old girl longing for love and acceptance and struggling with her own precocious sexuality Minnie hates school and she wants to be an artist or maybe a speleologist or a bartender She sleeps with her mother s boyfriend and yet is too shy to talk with boys at school She forges her way through adolescence unsupervised and unguided defenseless and yet fearless br br The story unfolds in the libertine atmosphere of the s San Francisco but the significance of Minnie s effort to understand herself and her world is universal This is the story of an adolescent troubled by the discontinuity between what she thinks and feels and what she observes in those around her i The Diary of a Teenage Girl i offers a searing comment on adult society as seen though the eyes of a young woman on the verge of joining it br br In this unusual novel artist and writer Phoebe Gloeckner presents a pivotal year in a girl s life recounted in diary pages and illustrations with full narrative sequences in comics form


A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Bartolom de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus s voyages Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter torture and slavery which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish Black Legend that would last for centuries


Mama's Bank Account

Mama s Bank Account Harvest HBJ Book br br The charming adventures of the Mama of an immigrant Norwegian family living in San Francisco This bestselling book inspired the play motion picture and television series I Remember Mama


The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

b b WINNER of the RBC Taylor Prize b b br br i The Inconvenient Indian i is at once a history and the complete subversion of a history in short a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past years about what it means to be Indian in North America br br Rich with dark and light pain and magic this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other In the process King refashions old stories about historical events and figures takes a sideways look at film and pop culture relates his own complex experiences with activism and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands br br This is a book both timeless and timely burnished with anger but tempered by wit and ultimately a hard won offering of hope a sometimes inconvenient but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us Indian and non Indian alike seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Paradise Lost a Poem, with a Biogr. and Critical Account of the Author [By E. Fenton]

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Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

In Dust and Shadow Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper with impeccably accurate historical detail rooting the Whitechapel investigation in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and clinical psychology This astonishing debut explores the terrifying prospect of hunting down one of the world s first serial killers without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling Sherlock s desire to stop the killer who is terrifying the East End of London is unwavering from the start and in an effort to do so he hires an unfortuate known as Mary Ann Monk the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper s earliest victims However when Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel attempting to catch the villain and a series of articles in the popular press question his role in the crimes he must use all his resources in a desperate race to find the man known as The Knife before it is too late Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr Watson Dust and Shadow recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s most beloved and world renowned characters while testing the limits of their strength in a fight to protect the women of London Scotland Yard and the peace of the city itself


Intermediate Accounting

Reflecting the demands for entry level accountants the focus of this book is on fostering critical thinking skills reducing emphasis on memorisation and encouraging more analysis and interpretation by requiring use of technology tools spreadsheets and databases


The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

b Note This book was withdrawn from publication in January after the boy Alex Malarkey admitted to lying about the entire experience br br Alex Malarkey s open letter to bookstores said I did not die I did not go to Heaven I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention When I made the claims that I did I had never read the Bible br br The publisher of this book Tyndale released this statement We are saddened to learn that Alex Malarkey co author of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is now saying that he made up the story of dying and going to heaven Given this information we are taking the book out of print b br br In Kevin Malarkey and his six year old son Alex suffered an horrific car accident The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex and medically speaking it was unlikely that he could survive I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus a friend told the stricken dad But two months later Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six year old And most amazing of all Of meeting and talking to Jesus The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is a story of an ordinary boy s most extraordinary journey As you see heaven and earth through Alex s eyes you ll come away with new insights on miracles life beyond this world and the power of a father s love


Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate

In Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana s Angola State Prison In the months before Sonnier s death the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying At the same time she came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute him men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing br br Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment Confronting both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved the needs of a crime ridden society and the Christian imperative of love b Dead Man Walking b is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty a book that is both enlightening and devastating


Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq

Plan of Attack is a definitive account of how amp why President Geo W Bush his war council amp allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein amp occupy Iraq Woodward s latest account of Washington decisionmaking provides an original authoritative narrative of behind the scenes maneuvering over two years examining the causes amp consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam Based on interviews with key participants amp over hours of exclusive interviews with Bush Plan of Attack is part presidential history charting the decisions made during critical months part military history revealing precise details amp the evolution of the Top Secret war planning under the restricted codeword Polo Step part a spy story as the CIA dispatches a covert paramilitary team into northern Iraq months before the start of the war This team recruited Iraqi spies designated with the cryptonym DB ROCKSTARS one of whom turned over the personnel files of all men in Saddam Hussein s personal security organization What emerges are astonishingly intimate portraits Bush in war cabinet meetings in the White House Situation Room amp Oval Office amp in private conversation Dick Cheney the focused amp driven vice president Colin Powell the conflicted amp cautious secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld the controlling war technocrat Geo Tenet the activist CIA director Tommy Franks the profane amp demanding general Condoleezza Rice the ever present referee amp national security adviser Karl Rove the hands on political strategist other key members of the White House staff amp congressional leadership amp foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin Plan of Attack provides new details on the intelligence assessments of Iraq s alleged weapons of mass destruction amp the planning for the war s aftermath


Julius Caesar, Ed. with a Life of Shakespeare, an Account of the Theatre in His Time, and Numerous AIDS to the Study of the Play

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The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Newly Translated from the Greek: With Notes, and an Account of His Life. Third Edition.

br The th century was a wealth of knowledge exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press In its determination to preserve the century of revolution Gale initiated a revolution of its own digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original th century manuscripts are available in print making them highly accessible to libraries undergraduate students and independent scholars br The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present day thinking Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume Immanuel Kant and Jean Jacques Rousseau as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day such as the slave trade The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic a debate that continues in the twenty first century br br The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification br br British Library br br T br br Pp contain Gataker s Maxims of the Stoics and Apology br br Glasgow printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis p br


Accounting Principles

This engaging book lays the foundation for readers to succeed on the CPA exam and ultimately in their professional practice The new edition continues to reflect the conversational style and clarity that has made this a leader in the market It explores the key concepts and principles while using the PepsiCo financial statement to clearly show how the information is applied in the real world The book has also been updated with the latest data as to reflect today s business environment


Managerial Accounting

Identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations plan operations control activities and make decisions and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions how to collect it and how to interpret it This book focuses on three qualities relevance balance and clarity


The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country br br Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history br br Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection This narrative history employs the methods of history from beneath literature epic traditions private letters and accounts to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them


Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not so distant horizon but journalist mountaineer Jon Krakauer standing on the summit of Mt Everest saw nothing that suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down He was wrong The storm which claimed five lives and left countless more including Krakauer s in guilt ridden disarray would also provide the impetus for i Into Thin Air i Krakauer s epic account of the May disaster


The Moor's Account

In the conquistador P nfilo de Narv ez sailed from the port of Sanl car de Barrameda with a crew of six hundred men and nearly a hundred horses His goal was to claim what is now the Gulf Coast of the United States for the Spanish crown and in the process become as wealthy and famous as Hern n Cort s br br But from the moment the Narv ez expedition landed in Florida it faced peril navigational errors disease starvation as well as resistance from indigenous tribes Within a year there were only four survivors the expedition s treasurer lvar N ez Cabeza de Vaca a Spanish nobleman named Alonso del Castillo Maldonado a young explorer named Andr s Dorantes de Carranza and Dorantes s Moroccan slave Mustafa al Zamori whom the three Spaniards called Estebanico These four survivors would go on to make a journey across America that would transform them from proud conquistadores to humble servants from fearful outcasts to faith healers


Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz A Jew and a medical doctor the prisoner i Dr Miklos Nyiszli i was spared death for a grimmer fate to perform scientific research on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the man who became known as the infamous Angel of Death Dr Josef Mengele Nyiszli was named Mengele s personal research pathologist In that capactity he also served as physician to the Sonderkommando the Jewish prisoners who worked exclusively in the crematoriums and were routinely executed after four months Miraculously Nyiszli survived to give this horrifying and sobering account


No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

b For the first time anywhere the first person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy Seal who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moment b br br From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden s compound operator Mark Owen of the U S Naval Special Warfare Development Group commonly known as SEAL Team Six has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history as well as countless missions that never made headlines br br i No Easy Day i puts readers alongside Owen and the other handpicked members of the twenty four man team as they train for the biggest mission of their lives The blow by blow narrative of the assault beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden s death is an essential piece of modern history br br In i No Easy Day i Owen also takes readers onto the field of battle in America s ongoing War on Terror and details the selection and training process for one of the most elite units in the military Owen s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance With boots on the ground detail Owen describes numerous previously unreported missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents skills experiences and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe


Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

On a clear night in late June four U S Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force Less then twenty four hours later only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive br br br This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell the sole survivor of Operation Redwing and the desperate battle in the mountains that led ultimately to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history But it is also more than anything the story of his teammates who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade blown over a cliff but still armed and still breathing Over the next four days badly injured and presumed dead Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in by a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the encircling Taliban killers br br br A six foot five inch Texan Leading Petty Officer Luttrell takes us blow by blow through the brutal training of America s warrior elite and the relentless rites of passage required by the Navy SEALs He transports us to a monstrous battle fought in the desolate peaks of Afghanistan where the beleaguered American team plummeted headlong a thousand feet down a mountain as they fought back through flying shale and rocks In this rich moving chronicle of courage honor and patriotism Marcus Luttrell delivers one of the most powerful narratives ever written about modern warfare and a tribute to his teammates who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country


In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

With the publication of this book Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature As he reconstructs the murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture trial and execution of the killers Capote generates suspense and empathy


Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

On January hand selected U S troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines Their mission March thirty rugged miles to rescue POWs languishing in a hellish camp among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation br br In b Ghost Soldiers b Hampton Sides vividly re creates this daring raid offering a minute by minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation tropical diseases and torture Harrowing poignant and inspiring b Ghost Soldiers b is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission It is also a testament to the human spirit an account of enormous bravery and self sacrifice amid the most trying conditions


13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi

b blockquote The harrowing true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi blockquote b HOURS presents for the first time ever the true account of the events of September when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi Libya A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there Those men went beyond the call of duty performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism to avert tragedy on a much larger scale This is their personal account never before told of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now infamous attack p HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy Written by i New York Times i bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff this riveting book takes readers into the action packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another for their countrymen and for their country p p HOURS is a stunning eye opening and intense book but most importantly it is the truth The story of what happened to these men and what they accomplished is unforgettable p


Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less

Find all of the following explained in Plain English with no technical jargon The Accounting Equation and why it s so significant How to read and prepare financial statements How to calculate and interpret several different financial ratios The concepts and assumptions behind Generally Accepted Accounting Principles GAAP Preparing journal entries with debits and credits Cash method vs accrual method Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold How to calculate depreciation and amortization expenses


Numbered Account

A job he shouldn t have taken A woman he shouldn t have loved A secret he shouldn t expose if he wants to live br br Nick Neumann had it all a Harvard degree a beautiful fianc e a star making Wall Street career But behind the dazzling veneer of this golden boy is a man haunted by the brutal killing of his father seventeen years before br br Now chilling new evidence has implicated his father s employer the United Swiss Bank in the crime Nick doesn t know how Or why But he has a plan to find out move to Zurich Work for the same bank Follow in his father s footsteps Look for the same secrets and uncover something so shocking so unexpected justice may not be enough br br For as a circle of treachery tightens around him as a woman with secrets of her own enters his life Nick makes another chilling discovery Not just about his father but about himself And how far he s willing to go to find out what happened seventeen years before when a man died and a conspiracy was born


Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins s long awaited tale of his wild life and times both at home and around the globe br br Tom Robbins s warm wise and wonderfully weird novels including em Even Cowgirls Get the Blues em em Another Roadside Attraction em and em Jitterbug Perfume em provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination Madcap but sincere pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to hitchhiking cowgirls born again monkeys a philosophizing can of beans exiled royalty and problematic redheads br br In em Tibetan Peach Pie em Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward weaving together stories of his unconventional life from his Appalachian childhood to his globe trotting adventures told in his unique voice which combines the sweet and sly the spiritual and earthy The grandchild of Baptist preachers Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet interruptus a soldier a meteorologist a radio DJ an art critic turned psychedelic journeyman a world famous novelist and a counterculture hero leading a life as unlikely magical and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters br br Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression the West Coast during the sixties psychedelic revolution international roving before Homeland Security monitored our travels and New York publishing when it still relied on trees br br Written with the big hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which Robbins is known em Tibetan Peach Pie em is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend


Gullivers Travels. An Account of the Four Voyages into Several Remote Nations of the World

i Gulliver s Travels i is Jonathan Swift s satiric masterpiece the fantastic tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver an English ship s surgeon First he is shipwrecked in the land of Lilliput where the alarmed residents are only six inches tall His second voyage takes him to the land of Brobdingnag where the people are sixty feet tall Further adventures bring Gulliver to an island that floats in the sky and a land where horses are endowed with reason and beasts are shaped like men br br Read by children as an adventure story and by adults as a devastating satire of society i Gulliver s Travels i remains a fascinating blend of travelogue realism symbolism and fantastic voyage all with a serious philosophical content


The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, Volume 1 With an Account of His Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe, Written By Himself, in Two Volumes

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David Copperfield: The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account) with Illustrations

David Copperfield or The Personal History Adventures Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery which he never meant to publish on any account is a novel by Charles Dickens first published as a novel in Like most of his works it originally appeared in serial form a year earlier Many elements within the novel follow events in Dickens own life and it is probably the most autobiographical of all of his novels Illustrations for this novel reprinted are by Hablot Knight Browne Phiz


The Accounting

Jon Willing was just a teenager when he and his pals Augie and Ben stole a fortune in drug money Brazen with youth and stoned out of their gourds they thought they had the perfect plan for getting away with it br br They were wrong br br Twenty five years later Jon s marriage is on the rocks his kids are virtual strangers and the recession has taken his job and decimated his finances Worst of all when he finds Augie murdered in Vegas he knows the past has risen from its grave to grab him by the throat br br The battle that ensues will send Jon skittering across a landscape wracked by the Great Recession to confront the demons of his past the grade school bully who has terrorized him for decades the grandfather that betrayed him the girl that got away And in the middle of a fight to death with his daughter s life hanging in the balance Jon Willing learns the most brutal of truths br br The piper always gets paid and sometimes he gets paid in blood


The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures

I don t remember being born I was a very ugly child My appearance has not improved so I guess it was a lucky break when he was attracted by my youthfulness So begins the wrenching diary of Minnie Goetze a fifteen year old girl longing for love and acceptance and struggling with her own precocious sexuality Minnie hates school and she wants to be an artist or maybe a speleologist or a bartender She sleeps with her mother s boyfriend and yet is too shy to talk with boys at school She forges her way through adolescence unsupervised and unguided defenseless and yet fearless br br The story unfolds in the libertine atmosphere of the s San Francisco but the significance of Minnie s effort to understand herself and her world is universal This is the story of an adolescent troubled by the discontinuity between what she thinks and feels and what she observes in those around her i The Diary of a Teenage Girl i offers a searing comment on adult society as seen though the eyes of a young woman on the verge of joining it br br In this unusual novel artist and writer Phoebe Gloeckner presents a pivotal year in a girl s life recounted in diary pages and illustrations with full narrative sequences in comics form


A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies

Bartolom de Las Casas was the first and fiercest critic of Spanish colonialism in the New World An early traveller to the Americas who sailed on one of Columbus s voyages Las Casas was so horrified by the wholesale massacre he witnessed that he dedicated his life to protecting the Indian community He wrote A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in a shocking catalogue of mass slaughter torture and slavery which showed that the evangelizing vision of Columbus had descended under later conquistadors into genocide Dedicated to Philip II to alert the Castilian Crown to these atrocities and demand that the Indians be entitled to the basic rights of humankind this passionate work of documentary vividness outraged Europe and contributed to the idea of the Spanish Black Legend that would last for centuries


Mama's Bank Account

Mama s Bank Account Harvest HBJ Book br br The charming adventures of the Mama of an immigrant Norwegian family living in San Francisco This bestselling book inspired the play motion picture and television series I Remember Mama


The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America

b b WINNER of the RBC Taylor Prize b b br br i The Inconvenient Indian i is at once a history and the complete subversion of a history in short a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past years about what it means to be Indian in North America br br Rich with dark and light pain and magic this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other In the process King refashions old stories about historical events and figures takes a sideways look at film and pop culture relates his own complex experiences with activism and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands br br This is a book both timeless and timely burnished with anger but tempered by wit and ultimately a hard won offering of hope a sometimes inconvenient but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us Indian and non Indian alike seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Paradise Lost a Poem, with a Biogr. and Critical Account of the Author [By E. Fenton]

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Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

In Dust and Shadow Sherlock Holmes hunts down Jack the Ripper with impeccably accurate historical detail rooting the Whitechapel investigation in the fledgling days of tabloid journalism and clinical psychology This astonishing debut explores the terrifying prospect of hunting down one of the world s first serial killers without the advantage of modern forensics or profiling Sherlock s desire to stop the killer who is terrifying the East End of London is unwavering from the start and in an effort to do so he hires an unfortuate known as Mary Ann Monk the friend of a fellow streetwalker who was one of the Ripper s earliest victims However when Holmes himself is wounded in Whitechapel attempting to catch the villain and a series of articles in the popular press question his role in the crimes he must use all his resources in a desperate race to find the man known as The Knife before it is too late Penned as a pastiche by the loyal and courageous Dr Watson Dust and Shadow recalls the ideals evinced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s most beloved and world renowned characters while testing the limits of their strength in a fight to protect the women of London Scotland Yard and the peace of the city itself


Intermediate Accounting

Reflecting the demands for entry level accountants the focus of this book is on fostering critical thinking skills reducing emphasis on memorisation and encouraging more analysis and interpretation by requiring use of technology tools spreadsheets and databases


The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World

b Note This book was withdrawn from publication in January after the boy Alex Malarkey admitted to lying about the entire experience br br Alex Malarkey s open letter to bookstores said I did not die I did not go to Heaven I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention When I made the claims that I did I had never read the Bible br br The publisher of this book Tyndale released this statement We are saddened to learn that Alex Malarkey co author of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is now saying that he made up the story of dying and going to heaven Given this information we are taking the book out of print b br br In Kevin Malarkey and his six year old son Alex suffered an horrific car accident The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex and medically speaking it was unlikely that he could survive I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus a friend told the stricken dad But two months later Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six year old And most amazing of all Of meeting and talking to Jesus The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is a story of an ordinary boy s most extraordinary journey As you see heaven and earth through Alex s eyes you ll come away with new insights on miracles life beyond this world and the power of a father s love


Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account Of The Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate

In Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana s Angola State Prison In the months before Sonnier s death the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying At the same time she came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute him men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing br br Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment Confronting both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved the needs of a crime ridden society and the Christian imperative of love b Dead Man Walking b is an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty a book that is both enlightening and devastating


Plan of Attack: The Definitive Account of the Decision to Invade Iraq

Plan of Attack is a definitive account of how amp why President Geo W Bush his war council amp allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein amp occupy Iraq Woodward s latest account of Washington decisionmaking provides an original authoritative narrative of behind the scenes maneuvering over two years examining the causes amp consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam Based on interviews with key participants amp over hours of exclusive interviews with Bush Plan of Attack is part presidential history charting the decisions made during critical months part military history revealing precise details amp the evolution of the Top Secret war planning under the restricted codeword Polo Step part a spy story as the CIA dispatches a covert paramilitary team into northern Iraq months before the start of the war This team recruited Iraqi spies designated with the cryptonym DB ROCKSTARS one of whom turned over the personnel files of all men in Saddam Hussein s personal security organization What emerges are astonishingly intimate portraits Bush in war cabinet meetings in the White House Situation Room amp Oval Office amp in private conversation Dick Cheney the focused amp driven vice president Colin Powell the conflicted amp cautious secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld the controlling war technocrat Geo Tenet the activist CIA director Tommy Franks the profane amp demanding general Condoleezza Rice the ever present referee amp national security adviser Karl Rove the hands on political strategist other key members of the White House staff amp congressional leadership amp foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin Plan of Attack provides new details on the intelligence assessments of Iraq s alleged weapons of mass destruction amp the planning for the war s aftermath


Julius Caesar, Ed. with a Life of Shakespeare, an Account of the Theatre in His Time, and Numerous AIDS to the Study of the Play

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The Meditations of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Newly Translated from the Greek: With Notes, and an Account of His Life. Third Edition.

br The th century was a wealth of knowledge exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record keeping made possible by advances in the printing press In its determination to preserve the century of revolution Gale initiated a revolution of its own digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind Now for the first time these high quality digital copies of original th century manuscripts are available in print making them highly accessible to libraries undergraduate students and independent scholars br The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present day thinking Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume Immanuel Kant and Jean Jacques Rousseau as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day such as the slave trade The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic a debate that continues in the twenty first century br br The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification br br British Library br br T br br Pp contain Gataker s Maxims of the Stoics and Apology br br Glasgow printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis p br


Accounting Principles

This engaging book lays the foundation for readers to succeed on the CPA exam and ultimately in their professional practice The new edition continues to reflect the conversational style and clarity that has made this a leader in the market It explores the key concepts and principles while using the PepsiCo financial statement to clearly show how the information is applied in the real world The book has also been updated with the latest data as to reflect today s business environment


Managerial Accounting

Identifies the three functions managers must perform within their organizations plan operations control activities and make decisions and explains what accounting information is necessary for these functions how to collect it and how to interpret it This book focuses on three qualities relevance balance and clarity


The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country br br Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history br br Dozens of maps provide a clear geography of great events while timelines give the reader an ongoing sense of the passage of years and cultural interconnection This narrative history employs the methods of history from beneath literature epic traditions private letters and accounts to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled The result is an engrossing tapestry of human behavior from which we may draw conclusions about the direction of world events and the causes behind them