Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780679645443
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out one hundred men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades. With a brave driver at the wheel, Meyer stood in the gun turret exposed to withering fire, rallying Afghan troops to follow. Over the course of the five hours, he charged into the valley time and again. Employing a variety of machine guns, rifles, grenade launchers, and even a rock, Meyer repeatedly repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan soldiers to safety, and provided cover for dozens of others to escape—supreme acts of valor and determination. In the end, Meyer and four stalwart comrades—an Army captain, an Afghan sergeant major, and two Marines—cleared the battlefield and came to grips with a tragedy they knew could have been avoided. For his actions on that day, Meyer became the first living Marine in three decades to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Into the Fire tells the full story of the chaotic battle of Ganjigal for the first time, in a compelling, human way that reveals it as a microcosm of our recent wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, through his Marine and sniper training, onto the battlefield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a battle that has become the stuff of legend. Investigations ensued, even as he was pitched back into battle alongside U.S. Army soldiers who embraced him as a fellow grunt. When it was over, he returned to the States to confront living with the loss of his closest friends. This is a tale of American values and upbringing, of stunning heroism, and of adjusting to loss and to civilian life. We see it all through Meyer’s eyes, bullet by bullet, with raw honesty in telling of both the errors that resulted in tragedy and the resolve of American soldiers, U.S. Marines, and Afghan soldiers who’d been abandoned and faced certain death. Meticulously researched and thrillingly told, with nonstop pace and vivid detail, Into the Fire is the unvarnished story of a modern American hero. Praise for Into the Fire “A story of men at their best and at their worst . . . leaves you gaping in admiration at Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer’s courage.”—National Review “Meyer’s dazzling bravery wasn’t momentary or impulsive but deliberate and sustained.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] cathartic, heartfelt account . . . Combat memoirs don’t get any more personal.”—Kirkus Reviews “A great contribution to the discussion of an agonizingly complex subject.”—The Virginian-Pilot “Black Hawk Down meets Lone Survivor.”—Library Journal

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ISBN : 1922419508
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Language : en
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A year after her best friend died in a house fire, Lara can't come to terms with the loss. Logic says there was no more she could have done to save the mercurial and unhappy Alice, but Lara can't escape the feeling that she is somehow to blame for the tragedy.She spends a weekend at the rebuilt house with Alice's charismatic widower, Crow, and his three young children. Rummaging through the remains of their shared past, Lara reveals a friendship with Alice that was as troubled as it was intense. But beneath the surface is a darker, more unsettling secret waiting to be exposed.Through exquisite prose and searing insight, Into the Fire explores the many ways, small and large, we betray one another and our ideals. It's a compelling story about power, guilt and womanhood from an outstanding voice in Australian fiction.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Minotaur Books
ISBN : 9781250120472
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 303
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* A Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller * “Read the Orphan X series. You’ll thank me later." —David Baldacci The New York Times bestselling Orphan X returns - just when Evan Smoak thinks he's done, his deadliest job yet pulls him back Into The Fire... Evan Smoak lives by his own code. Once he was known as Orphan X. Trained as an off-the-books government assassin and spoken about only in whispers, Evan Smoak was one of the most talented – and most feared – men in the Program. But he broke free and reinvented himself as The Nowhere Man, a figure shrouded in mystery, known for helping the truly desperate. If anyone is truly desperate, it’s Max Merriweather. Max is at the end of his rope. His cousin has been brutally murdered, leaving Max an envelope that contains nothing but a mysterious key. However, someone really wants that key, badly enough that Max – and anyone he turns to – is in deadly danger. What seems like a simple job for The Nowhere Man turns out to be anything but. Behind every threat he takes out, a deadlier one emerges and Evan Smoak must put himself in greater danger than ever before as he heads once more Into The Fire.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9781101617786
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 256
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Falling Into the Fire is psychiatrist Christine Montross’s thoughtful investigation of the gripping patient encounters that have challenged and deepened her practice. The majority of the patients Montross treats in Falling Into the Fire are seen in the locked inpatient wards of a psychiatric hospital; all are in moments of profound crisis. We meet a young woman who habitually commits self-injury, having ingested light bulbs, a box of nails, and a steak knife, among other objects. Her repeated visits to the hospital incite the frustration of the staff, leading Montross to examine how emotion can interfere with proper care. A recent college graduate, dressed in a tunic and declaring that love emanates from everything around him, is brought to the ER by his concerned girlfriend. Is it ecstasy or psychosis? What legal ability do doctors have to hospitalize—and sometimes medicate—a patient against his will? A new mother is admitted with incessant visions of harming her child. Is she psychotic and a danger or does she suffer from obsessive thoughts? Her course of treatment—and her child’s future—depends upon whether she receives the correct diagnosis. Each case study presents its own line of inquiry, leading Montross to seek relevant psychiatric knowledge from diverse sources. A doctor of uncommon curiosity and compassion, Montross discovers lessons in medieval dancing plagues, in leading forensic and neurological research, and in moments from her own life. Beautifully written, deeply felt, Falling Into the Fire brings us inside the doctor’s mind, illuminating the grave human costs of mental illness as well as the challenges of diagnosis and treatment. Throughout, Montross confronts the larger question of psychiatry: What is to be done when a patient’s experiences cannot be accounted for, or helped, by what contemporary medicine knows about the brain? When all else fails, Montross finds, what remains is the capacity to abide, to sit with the desperate in their darkest moments. At once rigorous and meditative, Falling Into the Fire is an intimate portrait of psychiatry, allowing the reader to witness the humanity of the practice and the enduring mysteries of the mind

Category : Fiction
Editor : Mia West
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Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 718
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The blacksmith who hid his desire. The soldier who never knew…until now. When Rome falls, Marc treks home across the desolation to find everything changed, including his boyhood friend Wolf. Gone is the big, clumsy lad. In his place at the forge stands a man as skilled as he is shy. And surely not interested in feeding the spark he’s just lit in Marc’s belly. One that feels unnervingly like hope. + When Marcus left to fight, Wolf had a secret. One that burned so hot he shoved it down deep. Now Marc’s back, hardened by war and survival into something only fire could mend. Wolf knows fire. And every day in Marc’s presence tempts him to use it. But with the world in chaos, can he risk incinerating them both? This complete series collection includes all 9 original novellas, plus 2 exclusive short stories – approx. 175,000 words total. “Outstanding series – humor with a huge amount of heart and an author who writes intelligently and compassionately and always, always allows her MCs to come across as strong, capable and loving men – I can’t ask for anything more.” – Karen, Goodreads “I would happily read and read and read about Marc and Wolf forever. If you like m/m romances and historical romances you will love these books.” – Jo, Goodreads “This is my all-time favorite love story. Hands down.” – Mary, Goodreads Tropes: friends to lovers, reunited, found family, older heroes, opposites attract Content Notes: This series includes depictions of violence, death, injury & illness, surgery & rehabilitation, ableism, adoption, childbirth, homophobia, and bondage. Relevant to: historical romance, fantasy romance, gay romance, mm romance, lgbt romance, medieval romance

Category : Fiction
Editor : Anne Stuart
ISBN : 9781951309220
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 375
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Dillon Gaynor was a bad boy, the epitome of a teenage girl’s shy dream. In the case of seventeen-year-old Jamie Kincaid, the dream ended in a nightmare at someone else’s hands, but she’d never gotten over Dillon. Twelve years later, he was back in her life, as arrogant and sexy as he’d been so long ago. But Jaimie has been hurt too badly, and he scares her on every level. She just wants to get away from the only man she ever loved. Too bad Dillon isn’t taking no for an answer. Trigger Warning: there’s rape in this book (not by the hero) and there are issues of questionable consent. In my mind, the consent is there. Other people’s mileage may vary.

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ISBN : 1078232776
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Language : en
Views : 498
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Their love is too hot to touch.MITCHFormer Marine Michelle "Mitch" Cruise has already lived through the most harrowing moments of her life. Between a kidnapping in Iraq and losing her family's home to wildfires, she's convinced that there is nothing left to harm her.But there is also nothing to fill the void in her dissociative life.It makes her the perfect candidate for a golden opportunity. There is a woman - a rich woman - searching for a month-long girlfriend. Mitch isn't naïve. She knows what this woman wants. So happens that Mitch is in the position to endure it.She never, ever counts on falling in love with reclusive heiress Vanessa - to the point she'll lay down her life for her mistress.VANESSAOne by one, the members of Vanessa's family have disappeared into the afterlife. The man calling the hits has driven her into hiding, where her only friends are her cold-shoulder staff and the husband-wife security team who know everything about her life.Including who she invites into her home.When Mitch arrives, distant and aloof, Vanessa is instantly intrigued. She's never met such a strong woman before, and the electric attraction between them brings new meaning to the kind of domineering love Vanessa has been making. In Mitch she finds the other half she's been searching for. The woman who isn't afraid to face danger while understanding what trauma does to the heart.Too bad Vanessa's oldest threat is so close, it's bursting from within her own sanctuary.Too bad she's dragged the new love of her life into open fire.

Category : Nature
Editor : McClelland & Stewart
ISBN : 9780771039294
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 160
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The dramatic story of one of the biggest natural disasters in Canadian history, the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016, told by three of the firefighters who fought to save the city. On May 1, 2016, a wildfire burning to the southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, led to the declaration of a local state of emergency. Two days later, the fire had reached Fort McMurray, forcing the evacuation of 88,000 citizens and destroying 2,400 buildings. In total, the fire would consume more than 500,000 hectares. Into the Fire is a remarkable first-hand account of fighting a major wildfire as it moved with terrifying speed. Over the course of six days, firefighters Jerron Hawley, Graham Hurley, and Steve Sackett of the Fort McMurray Fire Department joined local expert wildfire teams and fire departments from across the country to battle the blaze. In photographs and notes made at the time, they vividly describe what they witnessed; their own personal losses and triumphs; and the fire's devastating effects. With more than 90 stunning colour photographs, Into the Fire is a dramatic eyewitness account of one of the most catastrophic disasters in recent North American history. Intimate in its telling, it is above all a testament to the courage, pride, and extraordinary efforts of the citizens of Fort McMurray, who along with emergency personnel, came together to save their city.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Waterhouse Press
ISBN : 9781943893591
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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Editorial Reviews "The ultra-sexy second book in Meredith Wild's Bridge series will hook both fans of the series and newcomers...This steamy modern romance had us fanning ourselves." -iBooks Editors’ Notes "An emotionally charged and wickedly heated story..." -Never Ending Book Basket "With twists and turns demanding my attention, it was no surprise I finished this story in one-sitting. Leave it to Meredith to keep the pace fast and the chemistry sweltering." -Heroes and Heartbreakers "I wish I could give this more than FIVE STARS!" -Reading is Our Satisfaction Blog "Amazing, awesome, stunning and beautiful, this book will have you on your knees and consume you." -Book-Lover Book Blog "With her heartfelt and steamy prose, Ms. Wild will have her readers feeling the heat as Darren and Vanessa’s love will be ringing the alarm." -Four Chicks Flipping Books "Holy hot damn! Lock up your daughters because Darren Bridge is on the prowl. " -A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog "Into the Fire is a must read for 2016!" -Momma Knows Books "As always Meredith takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride and makes you fall deeply in love with these characters." -Badass Betties Book Blog "A fun and sexy read that will breathe some fresh life into your summer reading lineup..." -The Romance Reviews "This book was so so so worth the wait." -AC Book Blog Synopsis Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone. Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts. When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?

Category : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN : 9781743586327
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 400
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From New York Times bestselling author of POET X comes a story of a girl with talent, pride and a little bit of magic that keeps her fire burning bright. Ever since she got pregnant during freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions, doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen. There, she lets her hands tell her what to cook, listening to her intuition and adding a little something magical every time, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she’s always dreamed of working in a kitchen after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. But then an opportunity presents itself to not only enrol in a culinary arts class in her high school, but also to travel abroad to Spain for an immersion program. Emoni knows that her decisions post high school have to be practical ones, but despite the rules she’s made for her life — and everyone else’s rules that she refuses to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.