Retired park warden Dale Portman lived his dream of riding the range for a living in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. His exhilarating tales take us to an Old West world of wild horses and hair-raising roundups, youthful bravado and larger-than-life characters: Bert, the tough Millarville patriach; Donny and Faye, free-spirited children of the Alberta foothills; and Jim, the eccentric park warden who careens from one potential disaster to another. Filled with humour and adventure, these true stories capture the excitement and danger of backcountry life.
If you have ever imagined what it would be like to be the only woman working and sleeping in a totally male environment then let Anne Barry take you on her journey. As the first woman in Australasia to fight for and win the right to have the career she wanted, Anne faced many hurdles to become a professional firefighter. Her case went all the way to the Equal Opportunities Commission, to the Human Rights Commission and even to Members of Parliament over a period of almost two years before she was finally accepted for the recruitment course in 1981 which she passed with flying colours. She went on to have a distinguished career in the Fire Service for more than 20 years. Anne's writing is vivid and engaging while racy and laced with humour.
From USA TODAY bestselling author Stef Ann Holm, “Portraits is a treasure of love and life that will make you laugh and cry and, above all, feel the true joy in reading a good romance” (Rendezvous magazine). The only woman photographer in Eternity, Colorado, or just about anywhere else, Leah Kirkland longs to be famous. Her dream of studying in a renowned Italian academy precludes traditional courting. But that doesn’t mean she’s averse to romance with a free spirit like herself. Men don’t intimidate her, though nothing prepares Leah for the purely physical attraction she feels for Wyatt Holloway, the stranger in town… Wyatt Holloway had been an outlaw in his youth, and he’d done hard time to pay for it. Now he’s looking for gold he’d stashed in Eternity nearly two decades before. Instead he discovers a treasure he wants more than money—Leah Kirkland. Having known notoriety, Wyatt would be content to lead a quiet life on a ranch with Leah as his wife. But her big-city ideas contradict his plan, especially when she discovers that a bullet from his own gun may have murdered her mother long ago…
176 pages - illustrated maps and photographs. A collection of stories in an adventuruous life including treks through ungles and ice-clad mountains, sailing in a cyclone, a real life treasure-hunt, rescuing mariners in distress, learning to survive in desert climates and fighting wild bushfires and more.
Release on 2011-01-11 | by Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza,Michael W. Austin
A Philosophical Tour de Force
Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza,Michael W. Austin
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.
In national bestseller Christine Warren's Others novels, vampires, witches, werewolves, and more have come out of the supernatural closet. Now, the world as we know it will never be the same... Kitty Sugarman is a lot tougher than her name implies. Still, she's content with how her small- town life keeps her removed from all the changes happening in the world—like the Unveiling of the Others. That is, until a near-tragedy strikes and Kitty discovers she has abilities . . .thanks to a father she never knew was alive. He also happens to be a were-lion and leader of one of the most powerful Prides out West. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE When Kitty heads to Vegas to find out more about her father, it's his sexy, seductive second-in-command or baas of the Pride, Marcus Stewart, who commands her attention. Now that she has tempted Marcus's hunger for a mate, Kitty finds herself stuck in a vicious struggle for her father's fortune, while deadly unrest stirs within the pride. Kitty's rivals won't rest until she's gone for good, but Marcus will fight until his last breath to save her...even if it means going against the pride. "Warren brings fascinating alternate realities to life." —Romantic Times BOOKreviews
Dove Findhorn is a naïve country boy who busts out of Hicksville, Texas in pursuit of a better life in New Orleans. Amongst the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers and hustlers of the old French Quarter, Dove finds only hopelessness, crime and despair. His quest uncovers a harrowing grotesque of the American Dream. A Walk in the Wild Side is an angry, lonely, large-hearted and often funny masterpiece that has captured the imaginations of every generation since its first publication in 1956, and that rendered a world later immortalised in Lou Reed ́s classic song.