When Stephen's father passes away in 1861, he and his mother and brother are left at the mercy of a cruel uncle. As the Civil War intensifies to the south, Stephen's brother enlists to fight for the Union and help support the family. The war drags on and Stephen, an accomplished bugler in the town band, is witness to the sad consequences of slavery. The opportunity to enlist as Colonel Eli Lilly's personal bugler arises and Stephen jumps at the chance. After surviving the Battle of Sulphur Trestle in Alabama, Stephen is sent to a Confederate prison camp to await the end of the war. The trials of prison camp are severe but at war's end Stephen is set to be sent home to Indiana aboard the steamboat Sultana. However, disaster strikes and the ship catches fire and capsizes in America's largest maritime disaster. Through luck and fortitude Stephen survives, but his Civil War journey is one that will engage readers of all ages. Based on historical facts and characters, Stephan's story truly captures the essence of the era.
Release on 1993 | by United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Superfund, Recycling, and Solid Waste Management
Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Recycling, and Solid Waste Management of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, July 29, 1993
Author: United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Superfund, Recycling, and Solid Waste Management
From prolific and influential consultant and author Tom DeMarco comes a project management novel that vividly illustrates the principles--and the outright absurdities--that affect the productivity of a software development team. With his trademark wit set free in the novel format, DeMarco centers the plot around the development of six software products. Mr. Tompkins, a manager downsized from a giant telecommunications company, divides the huge staff of developers at his disposal into eighteen teams--three for each of the software products. The teams are different sizes and use different methods, and they compete against each other and against an impossible deadline. With these teams--and with the help of numerous "fictionalized" consultants who come to his aid--Tompkins tests the project management principles he has gathered over a lifetime. Each chapter closes with journal entries that form the core of the eye-opening approaches to management illustrated in this entertaining novel.
Sorcha is a young country girl who makes it to the top in the big, bad world of newspapers. From a farming family, she learns her trade in country papers before graduating to a main newspaper in the big smoke, Dublin. There, she rises to the top in a profession renowned for its back biting and betrayals, making it on her own verve, skills, and sheer tenacity. Along the way, she has a lot fun. Sorcha quickly finds that she has no sexual inhibitions, with either men or women. She takes great pleasure in her many sexual adventuressome of which turn out to be hilarious. But despite all the fun and games, she also enjoys in her upward journey in the newspaper world. As she works, she learns more and more about what really goes on behind the scenes in the arcane atmosphere of newspaper production. Rising to the Deadline is a story of raw, thrusting sexuality, but its also a touching story of how a young, talented country girl, with no important connections, makes a huge impact in the newspaper business, beating the old boys network at their own game.
National bestselling author Kiki Swinson always ups the ante with shocking twists, relentless characters, and a hard-edged portrait of Southern living--and dying. Now all bets are off as a newbie journalist desperate for the spotlight plunges into a killer story... Anything for the fame As an off-air TV news journalist, Khloé Mercer covers the tough Norfolk, Virginia, neighborhood she grew up in. But between a hostile boss and stiff competition, she has to break a major exclusive to save her job--and lock down the coveted anchor desk slot she feels she deserves . . . Anything for the lies When a murder takes place on her home turf, Khloé has easy access to the dirty truth behind it. But she'll have to decide whether to exploit every angle and leverage any favor to make her career explode big-time--or keep quiet and keep herself, and her family, safe. Until the choice is out of her hands . . . Anything to stay alive Once the ruthless power brokers behind the hit put Khloé in their sights, they start brutally cleaning up loose ends. Now with an inescapable target on her back and odds racking up against her, she'll find nowhere is safe, and ambition may be her most dangerous enemy . . .
The Andersonville Memoir of a Prisoner of the Confederacy
Author: Ezra Hoyt Ripple
Pubpsher: Presidio Press
Explores a selection of the issues surrounding foreign aid as conditions change for both donor and recipient countries. Among them are aid conditionality, local institutional reform, independent development funds, and the relative effectiveness of non-government organizations. The 11 studies were presented at a conference in Berlin in September 1993. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $22.50. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR