A stunning epic novel of secrets, betrayal and passion
Author: Judith Lennox
Secrets shape the ebb and flow of our lives... Two sisters face battles in life and love amongst the ever-present threat of war in Judith Lennox's unforgettable historical novel, Catching the Tide. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore and Kate Morton. 1933. Tessa and Frederica Nicolson enjoy one last idyllic summer at the beautiful Villa Millefiore, overlooking Florence. Four years later, Italy is a distant memory and Tessa is revelling in the glamour and excitement of modelling in London, until a passionate affair with married author Milo Rycroft leads to tragic consequences. Tessa returns to Florence, and, missing her sister desperately, Freddie, too, travels to Italy, where she is swept up in adventure, danger and romance, and makes a chance encounter that will change her life. With the outbreak of World War Two, Tessa and Freddie must fight for their own survival and happiness, while they wonder whether they will ever see each other again... What readers are saying about Catching the Tide: 'Ideal escapism' 'This beautifully written book has an overarching theme of love and loss, and expertly captures the hedonistic atmosphere of pre-war WW2 London and Europe' 'Wonderful story, I couldn't put the book down!'
The Striper Fishing Legend of Billy the Greek
Author: Michael G. Cinquemani
Publisher: fishtale publications, inc.
A book that reveals the untold story of one of Long Island's most controversial and eccentric striped bass fishermen. "Night Tides" is as much a tale of nature's gifts too often taken-for-granted, as it is one of blinding individual obsession.
Author: Myla Goldberg
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Using a mouse as bait instead of a worm, an old woman fishes all night long, confusing the fishermen as well as the Man in the Moon.
The Entwined History of Light and Mind
Author: Arthur Zajonc
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Examination of the fundamental nature of light in mankind's history, world, and life.
A Comprehensive Guide to Catching Bass, Trout, Salmon, Walleyes, Panfish, Saltwater Gamefish, and Much More
Author: Jay Cassell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
With fishing advice from such experts as Bill Dance, Roland Martin, Wade Bourne, Tom Rosenbauer, Kirk Deeter, Charlie Meyer, Conway Bowman, and Lamar Underwood, The Ultimate Guide to Fishing Skills, Tactics, and Techniques profiles all of the major gamefish in both fresh and salt water and reveals pro secrets on how to catch them. Learn how Roland Martin entices largemouths with striking lures. Study Bill Dance’s twenty tricks for consistently catching bass in thick weed beds or clear, open water. Want to know what Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyer have learned from their years of fly fishing for trout? How about Lamar Underwood’s tools for success? It’s all here, divided into sections on bass, trout, walleyes, pike-pickerel-muskellunge, panfish, salmon, steelhead, catfish, ice fishing, and salt water fishing for easy reference. You’ll also find sections on knot tying, boats and boating, comfort and safety on the water, and even delicious recipes for cooking your fresh caught fish. This volume also includes a classic reading section featuring stories from such fishing literary legends as Nick Lyons, Ted Leeson, John Taintor who remind us what fishing is really all about.
Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter
Author: Randy Roberts,Ed Krzemienski
Category: Political Science
The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed football into a truly national pastime. During the bloodiest years of the civil rights movement, Bear Bryant and Joe Namath-two of the most iconic and controversial figures in American sports-changed the game of college football forever. Brilliantly and urgently drawn, this is the gripping account of how these two very different men-Bryant a legendary coach in the South who was facing a pair of ethics scandals that threatened his career, and Namath a cocky Northerner from a steel mill town in Pennsylvania-led the Crimson Tide to a national championship. To Bryant and Namath, the game was everything. But no one could ignore the changes sweeping the nation between 1961 and 1965-from the Freedom Rides to the integration of colleges across the South and the assassination of President Kennedy. Against this explosive backdrop, Bryant and Namath changed the meaning of football. Their final contest together, the 1965 Orange Bowl, was the first football game broadcast nationally, in color, during prime time, signaling a new era for the sport and the nation. Award-winning biographer Randy Roberts and sports historian Ed Krzemienski showcase the moment when two thoroughly American traditions-football and Dixie-collided. A compelling story of race and politics, honor and the will to win, RISING TIDE captures a singular time in America. More than a history of college football, this is the story of the struggle and triumph of a nation in transition and the legacy of two of the greatest heroes the sport has ever seen.
Author: David A. Ross
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Tides, currents, fish senses and behavior "Reading Dave Ross's work will give you in-depth knowledge of the ocean, its processes, and marine fish, which can only make you a better saltwater angler." --Joe Healy editor, Saltwater Fly Fishing Here at last, in layman's terms, is a fisherman's guide to the habitat and behavior of saltwater fish. The author, an oceanographer and avid fly fisherman, explains the marine environment and the factors that affect where game fish congregate, how they move with tides and currents, what they see, smell, taste, and hear. The copiously illustrated text covers inshore and offshore habitat and will prove invaluable to anyone who fishes in saltwater, whether in the surf, on the flats, or out at sea. The ocean is vast. It pays to be educated.
A Seventeenth Century Historical Novel
Author: Peter R. Hawkins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
An historical novel based around two main characters, Gumshu and Grundwell, who are born into humble beginnings and then rise to become heads of highly successful business empires in the coal and woollen industries. Set in and around the Forest of Dean in the English county of Gloucestershire in the early 1600s, the story also gets a strong maritime fl avour through the introduction of the two as evolving ship owners whose vessels ply the southern coasts of England, Wales, Ireland, and beyond. The opening chapters recount the secretive and bizarre circumstances surrounding their birth; the emergence of the two from childhood through to the time of their marriages to Maisey and Sophie, together with a traumatic incident that triggers personal revelations, with the most shocking of consequences. The commercial progression and fi nancial successes in the middle of the novel are interspaced with adventure, drama, passion, humour, love, and poignant intimate moments for the two men, their families, and the peripheral characters that emerge with the development of the story. The ensuing chapters narrate a near-catastrophic fi nancial collapse of one of the businesses, the Spinning Wheel, whilst the coal business of Hawk Mines goes from strength to strength under Gumshu and his eldest daughter’s stewardship, supervised by the sensual but intuitive Maisey. The slightly mythical closure of the book introduces younger characters that take the story forward, whilst at the same time disclosing a highly emotional discovery to the two central characters.
Author: Juliet E. McKenna
Publisher: Wizard's Tower Press
The Archipelago is still plagued by dragons and its peoples live in terror of their coming. Kheda, Risala and Velindre chase rumours of a water dragon, as they alone have gathered secrets of how to repel these fearsome beasts. Yet this has won them no friends as they are forced to travel incognito, their lives at risk. The delicate political balance of the islands teeters as rival factions spar and warfare threatens. Kheda is reluctantly drawn into the fray as his dragon fighting powers become a powerful political tool - but he and his companions are tainted by the suspicion of forbidden magic. This places them in great danger but also has wider implications for the power structure of the islands. Kheda's contact with northern magic has caused him to doubt the very foundations of his people's ancient beliefs, placing his future as a warlord in doubt and the making the succession of his realm a dark and bloody question ...
Author: V. A. MacAlister
Angered over American indifference to Third World suffering, a grieving scientist plans to unleash a deadly plague on the American populace, and world-weary Conor Gale and aquatic medical researcher Zee Aspen are forced into an uneasy alliance to prevent the epidemic before it is too late. A first novel.
Author: Elizabeth Jane Corbett
Publisher: Odyssey Books via PublishDrive
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In 1841, on the eve of her departure from London, Bridie's mother demands she forget her dead father and prepare for a sensible, adult life in Port Phillip. Desperate to save her childhood, fifteen-year-old Bridie is determined to smuggle a notebook filled with her father's fairy tales to the far side of the world. When Rhys Bevan, a soft-voiced young storyteller and fellow traveller realises Bridie is hiding something, a magical friendship is born. But Rhys has his own secrets and the words written in Bridie’s notebook carry a dark double meaning. As they inch towards their destination, Rhys's past returns to haunt him. Bridie grapples with the implications of her dad’s final message. The pair take refuge in fairy tales, little expecting the trouble it will cause.
Harnessing Energy from Water Currents
Author: Victor M. Lyatkher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
As the global supply of conventional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, dwindles and becomes more and more expensive, unconventional and renewable sources of energy, such as power generation from water sources, is becoming more and more important. Hydropower has been around for decades, but this book suggests new methods that are more cost-effective and less intrusive to the environment for creating power sources from rivers, the tides, and other sources of water. The energy available from water currents is potentially much greater than society’s needs. Presenting a detailed discussion of the costs, risks, and challenges of building power plants that run on hydropower, this highly technical explanation of tidal power plants offers engineers practical applications of highly efficient and cost-effective power systems. Not just useful to engineers working in the field, this treatise is a valuable textbook for students and researchers working in tidal power.
Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
Breast Ghosts is a collection of ghost stories. Malaysian and Indonesian traditions and superstitions pertaining to ghosts are skilfully revealed to the reader as the narrator author relates “personal” experiences and second hand accounts. A fascinating aspect is that these are contemporary stories set in real places in Singapore and Indonesia. We visit both the Singaporean metropolis and the remote jungles of Java. This collection will be enjoyed by readers who like ghost stories, but also by those who are simply interested in the culture of Indonesia, Malaysia or Singapore. What is particularly engaging and unique about this collection is the strong feeling of authenticity owing to the first-person narration and the modern setting; even though the ghosts themselves come from centuries-old Indonesian folklore.
Author: Barrie Jervis
Publisher: A&C Black
Reeds Marine Insurance is aimed at all those who have little or no experience of marine or any other form of insurance working within the maritime transport field. Ideal for cargo operators, port managers, ship brokers, and shipping transport managers, it will also be invaluable for students on maritime law, sea transport and shipping courses and for those studying marine insurance as part of a maritime management course. It is designed to take the reader from the basics through to a competent level of understanding on the subject. It includes the main principles underlying marine insurance the 1983, 1995 and 2003 hull clauses fully explained together with war risks insurance a complete outline of the cover given by P and I clubs, set out in an easy to read format an in-depth look at cargo insurance and the standard clauses the principles of General Average includes legal precedents.
Author: Jenny Pattrick
Publisher: RHNZ eBooks
A terrific historical novel full of compelling events, vivid communities and the irresistible character of Conrad Rasmussen. In this companion novel to the bestselling Denniston novels, the free spirit is pitted against the forces of tradition. On the run from an unfortunate 'indiscretion', young Conrad Rasmussen finds refuge in the North Island of New Zealand under the employ of the famous (or notorious) Dane, Bishop Monrad. However Conrad - a talented and impetuous Faroeman, known in bestselling author Jenny Pattrick's Denniston novels as Con the Brake - finds he cannot escape his past. This is Conrad's story, and that of the unusual woman Anahuia. It is a tale of new lands and old songs, of seafaring and war and the search for love. It is also the story of the Faroe Islands and of Denmark's early connection with New Zealand.
Author: Mary Ryan
A lonely Irish girl's life is changed forever by a single act of disobedience that will nearly destroy her and changes the course of her life forever.
The Ultimate Guide to Finding and Catching More and Bigger Fish
Author: Lamar Underwood
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Sports & Recreation
Highlights the most popular freshwater game fish and the best places where they can be found along with a practical collection of helpful tips and techniques for reeling in the biggest catch of the day.
Author: Christopher Edge
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Penelope Tredwell, the pen behind bestselling author Montgomery Flinch, is cursed with writer’s block. She needs a sensational new story or her magazine, the Penny Dreadful, will go under. So when a mysterious letter arrives, confessing to the impossible crime of stealing the Crown Jewels just days before the King’s coronation, Penelope thinks she has found a plot to enthrall her readers, until the police charge Montgomery Flinch with the theft of the jewels. Can Penelope solve the mystery, restore the jewels, rescue Monty, save the magazine, and keep the true identity of Montgomery Flinch a secret?