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On the Horizon

Author : Lois Lowry
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2020-04-07
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780358129387

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Book On the Horizon Description/Summary:

From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII’s most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. Kenard Pak’s stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.

Storm On The Horizon

Author : David J. Morris
Publisher : Presidio Press
Release : 2005-08
Category : History
ISBN : 9780345481535

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A former Marine's account of a pivotal Gulf War battle describes a three-division offensive launched by Saddam Hussein that failed due to the resolve of an underdog band of marines and air soldiers, describing the events that transpired and its significance to the outcome of the conflict. Reprint.

Fire on the Horizon LP

Author : Tom Shroder,John Konrad
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-03-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9780062066541

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A real-life thriller in the tradition of The Perfect Storm, Fire on the Horizon recounts the life of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig—from its construction in South Korea in the year 2000 to its journey around the world to its disastrous end. On and off the rig, Fire on the Horizon reveals the particulars of a culture most of us have never known, from the small maritime colleges to Transocean's training schools and Houston headquarters, and culminates in the harrowing minute-by-minute account of the fateful day, April 20, 2010, when the half-billion-dollar rig blew up, taking the lives of eleven people and leaving an unprecedented swath of natural destruction in its fiery wake.

Disaster on the Horizon

Author : Bob Cavnar
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2010-10-22
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781603583176

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Disaster on the Horizon is a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, which led to the current environmental and economic catastrophe on the Gulf Coast. Cavnar uses his 30 years in the business to take readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. It includes personal accounts of the survivors, assembled from testimony during various investigations, as well as personal interviews with survivors, witnesses, and family. It also provides a layman's look at the industry, its technology, people, and risks. It deconstructs events and decisions made by BP, Transocean, and the US Government before and after the disaster, and the effects of those decisions, both good and bad. Cavnar explains what happened in the Gulf, explores how we arrived at deep water drilling in the first place and then charts a course for how to avoid these disasters in the future.

Storm on the Horizon

Author : Justus D. Doenecke
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2003
Category : History
ISBN : 0742507858

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Book Storm on the Horizon Description/Summary:

Prominent historian Justus Doenecke analyzes the personalities, leading action groups, and major congressional debates surrounding the U.S. decision to participate in World War II.

Horizon: Horizon #1

Author : Scott Westerfeld
Publisher : Scholastic UK
Release : 2017-04-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781407173917

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Book Horizon: Horizon #1 Description/Summary:

This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive.

Over the Horizon

Author : Luke Ridenhour
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-10-31
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1718971354

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Over The Horizon is historical fiction focused on the U.S. Navy's unofficial 'foreign legion' and based on several significant, but minimally reported, Cold War events in the western Pacific during 1980-1982. Such encounters never made the evening news, including a deadly collision at sea, a cat-and-mouse encounter with a Soviet aircraft carrier just miles off the Russian coast, and aerial engagements across the Korean peninsula against a squadron led by a charismatic South Korean wing commander known as the Scotch General. In October, 1973, with little fanfare, the United States Navy established its foreign legion on the far side of the planet. Baptized in the deep, cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, it was christened with a harmless, government-issued name: Overseas Family Residency Program. The innocent title allowed sailors' families across fifty states to sleep peacefully as their loved ones served faithfully on the volatile tip of America's sword. Based around the USS Midway, a World War Two-era aircraft carrier, high risk adventures were commonplace with the U.S. Navy's unofficial foreign legion in the western Pacific in the early 80's. Fly the A-6 Intruder, an all-weather, low level attack jet so lethal it was never exported to any other country. Befriend Eli, a golf caddy whose lifelong dream was to see over the horizon, and a young Filipino child whose infectious grin was the basis for 'smiling girl village.' The Navy's légion étrangère was based in Yokosuka, Japan, twenty-eight miles south of Tokyo, and its flagship was USS Midway, a World War Two vintage aircraft carrier. Few Americans knew her name, but America's enemies certainly knew who she was, as did America's presidents. Upon initial notification of a crisis halfway around the world, the first question the White House asked was always, "Where's Midway?" From its beginning, the Navy's foreign legion began patrolling the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean on a nearly continuous basis, remaining ever vigilant far from her home of birth. The ship's operating schedule was grueling; so grueling, in fact, that her unofficial motto was Semper Separatus - Always Separated. Life in the Navy's foreign legion was never easy, and the price tag was often perilously high, but Midway Magic was always along for the journey...somewhere over the horizon.

Monuments on the Horizon

Author : Quentin Bourgeois
Publisher : Sidestone Press
Release : 2012-12-31
Category : History
ISBN : 9789088901041

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Book Monuments on the Horizon Description/Summary:

Barrows, as burial markers, are ubiquitous throughout North-Western Europe. In some regions dense concentrations of monuments form peculiar configurations such as long alignments while in others they are spread out extensively, dotting vast areas with hundreds of mounds. These vast barrow landscapes came about through thousands of years of additions by several successive prehistoric and historic communities. Yet little is known about how these landscapes developed and came about. That is what this research set out to do. By unravelling the histories of specific barrow landscapes in the Low Countries, several distinct activity phases of intense barrow construction could be recognised. Each of these phases contributed in a particular fashion to how the barrow landscape developed and reveals shifting attitudes to these landscape monuments. By creating new monuments in a specific place and in a particular fashion, prehistoric communities purposefully transformed the form and shape of the barrow landscape. Using several GIS-techniques such as a skyline-analysis, this research was able to demonstrate how each barrow then took up a specific (and different) position within such a social landscape. While the majority of the barrows were only visible from relatively close by, specific monuments took up a dominating position, cresting the horizon, and they were visible from much further away. It was argued that these burial mounds remained important landscape monuments on the purple heathlands. They continued to attract attention, and by their visibility ensured to endure in the collective memory of the communities shaping themselves around these monuments. This publication is part of the Ancestral Mounds Research Project of the University of Leiden.

On the Horizon

Author : Mongane Wally Serote
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
Category : Arts
ISBN : UVA:X002014982

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The Italian Renaissance

Author : J.H. Plumb
Publisher : New Word City
Release : 2017-10-10
Category : History
ISBN : 9781640190993

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Book The Italian Renaissance Description/Summary:

Spanning an age that witnessed great achievements in the arts and sciences, this definitive overview of the Italian Renaissance will both captivate ordinary readers and challenge specialists. J. H. Plumb's impressive and provocative narrative is accompanied by contributions from leading historians, including Morris Bishop, Jacob Bronowski, Maria Bellonci, and many more, who have further illuminated the lives of some of the era's most unforgettable personalities, from Petrarch to Pope Pius II, Michelangelo to Isabella d'Este, Machiavelli to Leonardo. A highly readable and engaging volume, The Italian Renaissance is a perfect introduction to the movement that shaped the Western world.

Eyes on the Horizon

Author : Richard Myers,Malcolm McConnell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-03-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781416560128

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Book Eyes on the Horizon Description/Summary:

A former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff challenges misconceptions about the planning and execution of the Iraq War, sharing insights into how America's national security system works while outlining a blueprint for key changes. 125,000 first printing.

Fire on the Horizon

Author : Winkie Pratney
Publisher : Baker Publishing Group
Release : 1998-06-01
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0830724265

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Beyond the Horizon

Author : Eoin Lane
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
Release : 2020-06-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781982641566

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She points the lens of the camera. The artist turns his head slightly. The light catches his brow and his silver-white hair. She snaps. He is lit like a Vermeer. Ireland. County Wexford, 1951. A father and son go swimming in the sea. The waves crash. The wind rises. Only one comes back—Colin, aged six. His mother, Eileen, runs to seek help, but this is a tragedy that will haunt them forever. Colin won’t speak a word. He is mute and struggling to cope. But Eileen can see he has a talent for painting. She shows him his father’s artwork and gives him a print of a Paul Henry landscape, and slowly, with her encouragement, he begins to follow his dream. Years later on Inishbofin island off the west coast of Ireland, out walking with his dog on the sand, Colin meets Laura, a young woman on holiday, and a tentative friendship starts to develop. Gradually his past comes to life in a story filled with love and frustration, loss and betrayal, but above all with the passion he has held through his life for the light in the sea and the sky and his search for that distant, elusive shore where the sky sweeps down to the water. One man. The sea. One painting.

The Age of Napoleon

Author : J. Christopher Herold
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0618154612

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THE AGE OF NAPOLEON is the biography of an enigmatic and legendary personality as well as the portrait of an entire age. J. Christopher Herold tells the fascinating story of the Napoleonic world in all its aspects -- political, cultural, military, commercial, and social. Napoleon’s rise from common origins to enormous political and military power, as well as his ultimate defeat, influenced our modern age in thousands of ways, from the map of Europe to the metric system, from styles of dress and dictators to new conventions of personal behavior.

Darkness on the Horizon

Author : Christopher Renna
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-02-19
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0578444038

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All Morgan Fischer wants is to graduate high school and escape small-town Colby, Pennsylvania. Since the death of his mother, childhood friends have become his tormentors, and his father has become an absent and neglectful alcoholic. When lack of food forces Morgan to earn money, he develops a friendship with the new residents in town, Ava and Jonathan. They give Morgan the loving attention and guidance he doesn't receive at home. As their bond deepens, he learns the older siblings have a dark secret. And because of his love for them, it's a secret he promises to keep.During the summer, a series of murders have rattled the small town. The arrival of a mysterious stranger from Ava and Jonathan's past threatens danger. When the threat becomes too great, Morgan must alter his plans for the future and confront his fears. Thrust into a world of deception and murder, can Morgan summon the courage to survive?

Clouds of War

Author : Jerry L. Burton
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2020-08-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781664121713

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Book Clouds of War Description/Summary:

For Bill Drumm, history is not about the past. Follow Bill as he makes history, analyzes past events, and identifies clouds of war on the horizon that are warnings to us. Share his burden of command as he pilots his B-24 heavy bomber, transporting over 2,200 gallons of explosive aviation fuel from India into China, through thunder and lightning storms over the world’s highest mountains. Experience the pressure and anxiety for the safety of his crew as he flies through the worst weather in the world, performing what has been described by many as the most dangerous missions of the war, more dangerous than bombing raids over Germany or Japan. Bill shares his experiences during the many Cold War crises during his twenty-eight years in the military. And finally, Bill looks at the events of the last few years and identifies the enemy within and the terrible threat they pose to our constitutional republic.

On the Horizon

Author : Andrew Bridger
Publisher : Chipmunka Publishing
Release : 2010-11
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1849913579

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Book On the Horizon Description/Summary:

About the Author As I sit here at my computer desk, with my trusty biro back in my right hand, I am perplexed as to how to write a biography of my mental health. I suppose now it is written in the past tense, and this has been the way that I have always wanted to view my mental health ever since I was diagnosed with mental health conditions. My actual mental health condition was recently diagnosed as schizophrenia. This was a great shame for me because I had always had a level of autonomy in distinguishing who I am and what I am composed of. As a young child I grew up fairly well informed of medical issues. This is because my father is an Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant. My father is steady and strong; everything I have ever wanted to be. As a boy my mother and father took great care of me and made sure that I was well. As I developed into an adult I was lucky; I achieved good grades - something that was very important to me - and had many ambitions. I had one problem: and that was my love for taking drugs. I did not predict that I would be a drug taker and had never meant to cause any harm to myself or others. Physically and mentally I believe that I am lucky. I was always one of the best players on the rugby pitch and achieved the necessary grades to go to University. When I was sectioned under the Mental Health Act the first time I was very depressed. I was definitely indulging in drugs too much and the introduction to mental health pained me. I had studied religion and wished well on others, so was really upset. I didn't want to be detained and needed self confidence. My palms were sweaty and my thoughts were confused and deranged. Looking back, I was extremely lucky to have such kind counselling and tolerance from a highly informed mental health team. I know now how the brain works and have encountered various types of counselling involving a range of intellectual techniques. I also know different psychological theories and how they play a part in the business world, the workplace and furthermore in society. I have always believed that "knowledge is power," as the saying goes, and can save lives. Despite this I know that I have come from a world where I have been offered support and have refused it. Although I am happy and achieving what I want: freedom, security, love; I will always remember that I am someone who has felt a lot of pain from being diagnosed with a mental health condition. After I was sectioned the first time in 2002 I took a dosage of medication that my father insisted I take. The Doctors, nurses, counsellors and specialists insisted that I listen to them and learn from them. I still refuse care now, but I have a great deal of respect for who they are and the part they play in society.

Crossing the Horizon

Author : Laurie Notaro
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-10-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781451659405

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Book Crossing the Horizon Description/Summary:

"Soar back to the fearless 1920s ... [in a] historical novel that tells the true, little-known story of three aviatrixes in a race to be the first woman to fly across the Atlantic"--Dust jacket flap.