Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB Recounts a year of surfing in California, shares observations on Pacific shore ecology, and looks at the history of the state and surfing
Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB Caught Inside is Daniel Duane's account of a year spent surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Following the turn of the seasons, it is also the story of a young man's deepening knowledge of his native landscape and its history. Interspersed with the narrative of days passed on the water are good-humored explanations of the physics of wave dynamics, the intricate art of surfboard design, and lyrical, sharp-eyed descriptions of the flora and fauna that inhabit the Pacific wilderness. In Duane's company are cormorants, herons, gulls, sea lions, whales, and dolphins; with him we learn about the physiology of a pelican's dive, the mating habits of otters, and the obscene contents of a shark's stomach. In a wryly entertaining parallel narrative Duane traces the cultural history of the sport and the settling of California. From Captain Cook and Mark Twain to Robinson Jeffers and Jack London, from portraits of famous (and infamous) surfers to an analysis of the perverse significance of Gidget movies, Duane expertly uncovers the myths and symbols bound up in one of our most vibrant and recognizably American subjects.
Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB Luke believes he has his life figured out…and then he meets Theo. It should have been simple—a summer spent with his girlfriend Zara at her family’s holiday cottage in Cornwall. Seventeen-year-old Luke Savage jumps at the chance, envisioning endless hours of sunbathing on the private beach and riding the waves on his beloved surfboard. He isn’t interested in love. Though his rugged good looks and lazy charm mean he can have his pick of girls, he has no intention of falling for anyone. Nothing prepares Luke for his reaction to Theo, the sensitive Oxford undergraduate who is Zara’s cousin and closest friend. All at once, he is plunged along a path of desire and discovery that has him questioning everything he thought he knew about himself. No one, especially Zara, must find out; what he and Theo have is too new, too fragile. But as the deceit spirals beyond their control, people are bound to get hurt, Luke most of all.
Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB Caught Inside is a compelling coming-of-age story that explores the interwoven fates of a young competititve surfer clinging to life following a fluke accident, and the cynical, older ex-pro surfer who reluctantly rescues him. Other than residing on a magnificently beautiful island with epic waves, the two main characters have little in common beyond their freak ocean encounter. When the story moves to Kaimana's room in the ICU, Kekoa finds himself mysteriously drawn to the young surfer's bedside, sneaking past nurses and doctors to gain access. At the hospital, Kekoa talks story with the unresponsive Kai, sharing surfing experiences that shaped his life. As Kai's awareness of the stranger's presence intensifies, he recalls his own turning points, all while slipping deeper into unconsciousness. With Kai's health deteriorating, Kekoa begins to see through his lingering depression, and when Kai's doctors make an astonishing revelation to Kekoa, he realizes he urgently needs to do whatever possible to try to guide Kai back to a conscious state. Can Kekoa save Kai's life a second time? Will two lives be revived trying to save one?
Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB Summertime on Australia's Gippsland coast. Forty degree days and less than two weeks into the new school year. It's the time of the year for bathers under school uniforms and beach towels as well as textbooks in backpacks. It's endless hours sweltering in a classroom, longing for the final bell...and the welcome shock of the water's embrace. In this compelling sequel to Six Steps Down, seventeen year old Aisley Brannon and her friends are a year older and facing decisions about their futures--and not all of them are coping. Meanwhile, somewhere in England, a young girl called Neve Hobson struggles to exist amidst hardship and discrimination. What is it that will make her leave the world she knows to chase her destiny all the way to Australia? Join the group as they negotiate the make-ups and the break-ups, the cliques and the petty squabbles, the friendship and strength, loyalty and love...as they hurtle like a bullet-train towards that unknown yet inevitable realm of...adulthood.
Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB Even Riley Dillon's lucky red shoes couldn't save her from the worst day imaginable-though they did act as great projectile against her cheating fiance! After finding her life in turmoil, Riley leaves New York and returns to her hometown of Mistcoast, California where she takes a job at the local surf shop owned by Blake Reynolds, who has certainly grown up a lot since high school. Blake Reynolds is handsome, talented and driven. At twenty-four the blond haired, blue eyed surfer seemingly has it all: a booming business, hometown following-everything but the girl of his dreams. Luckily, fate decides to give him a second chance. After ten years apart will Blake finally win Riley's heart? Or will she continue to see him as the annoying freshman she used to tutor? One thing's for sure, only the California sun and surf can help decide.
Download and read online Hack Attack in PDF and EPUB A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal correspondent of the News of the World was cuaght listening in on Buckingham Palace voicemails. He was quietly sent to prison and the case was closed. But Nick Davies felt sure there was a lot more going on. And he was right. Hack Attack is the definitive inside story of one of the major scandals of our age, told by the man who exposed it. Davies and a network of rebel lawyers, MPs and celebrities took on Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, and in bringing him down they uncovered a world of crime and cover-up reaching from the newsroom to Scotland Yard and to Downing Street. This is the story of a network of corruption rooted deep within our society, and how it was dragged into the light. 'This has all the elements - lying, corruption, blackmail - at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London' GEORGE CLOONEY
Download and read online Caught Inside in PDF and EPUB A collection of six writings celebrating surfing and life, some of which were first published in TAustralian Surfing Magazine'. Includes a foreword by former surfing champion, Wayne Lynch.
Download and read online Caught in the Middle in PDF and EPUB Traces the affect of globalization on the American Midwest, citing the specific influences of immigrant workers, manufacturing jobs, and changes in farming methods while making predictions about the potential for new biofuels technology.
Download and read online Caught in the Revolution in PDF and EPUB Selected as a Book of the Year in the Telegraph and Evening Standard 'Next year's centenary will prompt a raft of books on the Russian Revolution. They will be hard pushed to better this highly original, exhaustively researched and superbly constructed account.' Saul David, Daily Telegraph 'A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly narrated by Helen Rappaport.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport’s masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil – felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt where the foreign visitors and diplomats who filled hotels, clubs, bars and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action – to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to a diverse group of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a ‘red madhouse.’
Download and read online Inkspell in PDF and EPUB The captivating sequel to INKHEART, the critically acclaimed, international bestseller by Cornelia Funke--available for the first time in a beautifully designed trade paperback! Although a year has passed, not a day goes by without Meggie thinking of INKHEART, the book whose characters became real. But for Dustfinger, the fire-eater brought into being from words, the need to return to the tale has become desperate. When he finds a crooked storyteller with the ability to read him back, Dustfinger leaves behind his young apprentice Farid and plunges into the medieval world of his past. Distraught, Farid goes in search of Meggie, and before long, both are caught inside the book, too. But the story is threatening to evolve in ways neither of them could ever have imagined.
Download and read online El Capitan in PDF and EPUB "El Capitan" traces the mountain's unique history and recounts the vertical adventures had there, from Warren Harding's 45-day siege in 1958 up through the recent speed climbs of less than five hours. Accompanied by 36 moody duotones, this book captures the essence of big-wall climbing.
Download and read online Target in PDF and EPUB Willey, former Democratic activist and White House volunteer, argues that Hillary Clinton should not be returned to the White House in any capacity as she outlines how her life was changed by the intimidation campaign launched by the Clintons.
Download and read online All the Kremlin s Men in PDF and EPUB "I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: [Putin's court is the] real House of Cards." --Lev Lurie, writer and historian All the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. In its place is a weary figurehead buffeted--if not controlled--by the men who at once advise and deceive him. The regional governors and bureaucratic leaders are immovable objects, far more powerful in their fiefdoms than the president himself. So are the gatekeepers-those officials who guard the pathways to power-on whom Putin depends as much as they rely on him. The tenuous edifice is filled with all of the intrigue and plotting of a Medici court, as enemies of the state are invented and wars begun to justify personal gains, internal rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage. A bestseller in Russia, All the Kremlin's Men is a shocking revisionist portrait of the Putin era and a dazzling reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers running riot.
Download and read online Never Caught in PDF and EPUB “A fascinating and moving account of a courageous and resourceful woman. Beautifully written and utilizing previously untapped sources it sheds new light both on the father of our country and on the intersections of slavery and freedom.” —Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trial and Gateway to Freedom A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom. When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital. In setting up his household he took Tobias Lear, his celebrated secretary and eight slaves, including Ona Judge, about whom little has been written. As he grew accustomed to Northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t get his arms around: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state. Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. Though Ona Judge lived a life of relative comfort, the few pleasantries she was afforded were nothing compared to freedom, a glimpse of which she encountered first-hand in Philadelphia. So, when the opportunity presented itself, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Yet freedom would not come without its costs. At just twenty-two-years-old, Ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property. With impeccable research, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked it all to gain freedom from the famous founding father.