Impossible Odds

Author: Jessica Buchanan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476725187
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An account of the aid worker co-author's dramatic January 2012 rescue from kidnappers in Somalia by members of a Navy SEAL Team Six unit offers insight into the effective use of targeted U.S. military missions.

Impossible Odds

Author: Dave Duncan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061828076
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Elite warrior swordsmen, they are unequalled in any time or realm . . . The King's Blades The King has decreed that new Blades must be sworn into the service of the Grand Duke Rubin, deposed by a foul usurper and currently on the run. But none of the rough youths being readied at Ironhall possess the seasoning to survive what better, more skilled Blades already have not. Still, two woefully unprepared candidates are approached with an offer of early bonding and probable death: deft but dense, rude Ranter, and eager, impetuous Ringwood . . . with a third, the inadequate swordsman but potentially able spy Bellman, enlisted into their threadbare ranks. Joining the Duke's entourage along with the courageous and prescient White Sister Trudy, the would-be champions must restore a rightful ruler to the throne or die in the process. But before them waits an army of the dead. And the Duke whom the Blades must protect to the last drop of their lifeblood is not the liege they imagined . . .

H llentage auf See

Author: Captain Richard Phillips
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641128641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Captain Phillips – ab 14. November im Kino Am 8. April 2009 wird der Albtraum eines jeden Kapitäns wahr: Um 7.30 Uhr Ortszeit wird das Containerschiff Maersk Alabama 300 Seemeilen vor der Küste Somalias von Piraten angegriffen. Um seine Crew zu retten, weist Richard Phillips die Männer an, sich in einer Kabine zu verstecken, und begibt sich freiwillig in die Gewalt der Piraten. Fünf Tage lang wird er als Geisel in einem Rettungsboot gedemütigt, gequält und gefoltert: vier Männer gegen einen, ein Kampf um Leben und Tod. Bis in der Dunkelheit auf einmal Schüsse knallen ... – Ein packender Countdown auf offener See: spannungsgeladen, actionreich, wagemutig. Captain Phillips fährt seit über dreißig Jahren zur See. Beladen unter anderem mit 17 Tonnen Nahrungsmitteln für das World Food Programme, führt die Route seines Containerschiffes diesmal von Salalah im Oman über den Golf von Aden und den Indischen Ozean nach Mombasa, Kenia. Die Fahrt verläuft friedlich, bis am achten Tag das Unglaubliche geschieht: Rasend schnell nähert sich ein vermeintliches Fischerboot. Mit einer langen weißen Leiter wird der Frachter geentert. Und vier mit Maschinengewehren bewaffnete Piraten stürmen an Bord. Ihnen gegenüber stehen der Captain und seine 20 Mann starke Besatzung – unbewaffnet. Ihre einzige Chance: Sie kennen das Schiff, die Piraten nicht. Vor allem begreift Captain Phillips eins: Dies ist der Moment, wo Willensstärke mehr zählt als jede Waffe.

St Valery

Author: Bill Innes
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 0857905198
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Examines the fateful chain of events in 1940, and reassesses some of the myths that arose in the intervening years. This book includes accounts that present the chaos and horror of war and the grim deprivation of the camps and forced marches which so many endured. It contains stories that resound with the spirit, humour and sense of comradeship.

Impossible Odds

Author: Shelly Vaughan
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424193097
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Jasmine Caldwell suddenly awoke in her hospital bed one day to find out she had beaten impossible odds. No one thought she would survive her accident. Although her family is overjoyed that she made it through the ordeal, the entire world is like a stranger to her. She doesnat remember anything from her past. Jasmine begins to start her life over again. She lives with her sister, brother-in-law, and little nephew. It seems like she is piecing her life back together again. She begins to date for the first time since the accident. However, everything is not as perfect as it seems. Things begin to happen to make her question everything about her life and the people in it.

Extravagant Graces

Author: Jeanette Chaffee
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490835989
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This collection of 23 thrilling stories includes the tale of Jeanette Chaffee’s incredible survival of a midair explosion on TWA Flight 840. You can also read about Don Richardson’s remarkable experiences with headhunters, go behind-the-scenes into the amazing life of Elisabeth Elliot, meet NFL player Donnie Dee, and find out what happened to the singer of the Happy Days theme song. What was it like being the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham? What were the last words of Dr. Francis Schaeffer? What troubled Shirley Dobson? Learn about the musical miracle that took fifty years to be revealed. Discover how a nine-year-old orphan helped reform a cannibal tribe, and much more. The book includes over 60 photos, many rare and unpublished. “...full of stories that will inspire and encourage.” Jim Daly—president of Focus on the Family “...a must-read.” Les Steckel—NFL Coach to two Super Bowls “Jeanette is simply another example that God uses ordinary people in extraordinary ways.” Richard Stearns—president of World Vision, U.S. “Exciting... inspirational. Praise the Lord for Jeanette’s life and testimony.” Pat Boone—actor and singer “Riveting!” “Couldn’t put it down.” “Wow! Gripping.” Various readers

Success Against the Odds

Author: Brett Wigdortz
Publisher: Short Books
ISBN: 1780721315
Format: PDF
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Ten years ago, when American management consultant Brett Wigdortz told his employers at McKinsey that he was leaving to "found an organisation designed to address educational disadvantage in Britain", they laughed. He was 28 years, with no experience of either public policy or teaching; he'd never led anything before, never managed anyone. And he thought he could put right the class-ridden injustices of the British education system. This is the story of how a tiny independent charity has succeeded against all odds. Having met nothing but resistance in its early years, Teach First is today Britain's largest employer of graduates. It receives over 7000 applications for 1000 teaching positions annually in the most challenging schools in the country. In this searingly honest account Brett shows how, through a combination of his McKinsey training and personal passion, he has turned a simple idea into a cultural revolution. He offers tips and advice based on everything he has learned along the way - How to write a business plan, How to hire the right team through to How to become a CEO with zero qualifications. This is a book about turning no into yes - inspiration for anyone else out there with a vision for change to go out and make it happen.

Blue Sky July

Author: Nia Wyn
Publisher: Seren Books/Poetry Wales PressLtd
ISBN: 9781854114549
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This gripping autobiography follows the story of a mother who battles impossible odds in the hopes of healing her son Joe Alexander who, six months after he was born, was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy. Told that he would never see, walk, or know who they were, his mother’s exquisite, lyrically written memoir charts the first seven years of her life with Joe. Her intimate day-by-day musings explore her thoughts and feelings, while revealing the development of a most extraordinary relationship between mother and son.

The Bravest Guy

Author: Harry E. Wedewer
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539098874
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As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer was twice wounded in four days. On both occasions, he was left for dead. Now he was a double amputee and blind with seemingly no hope for the future. Yet through extraordinary determination and persistence, this highly decorated combat veteran overcame seemingly impossible odds to become a state and national leader in providing opportunities for those with visions loss. This is Don Wedewer's story. For more information visit www.bravestguy.com