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An Eagle Named Freedom

An Eagle Named Freedom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061992410
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Publisher: Harper Collins
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“A hauntingly beautiful story of rescue and rehabilitation….[A] gorgeous tale of redemption.” —Susan Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Chosen by a Horse “I could not put this book down.” —Stacey O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author of Wesley the Owl In the tradition of A Lion Called Christian and Alex and Me comes An Eagle Named Freedom, Jeff Guidry’s remarkable story of how he rehabilitated a severely damaged bald eagle back to health—and how the majestic bird later inspired the author to triumph over cancer. Animal lovers and readers fascinated by the spiritual ties between animals and humans will not soon forget this beautiful, inspiring true tale of an extraordinary friendship.

Gifts of an Eagle

Gifts of an Eagle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453271716
Author: Kent Durden
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Gifts of an Eagle by Kent Durden Book Resume:

New York Times Bestseller: The “extraordinary” true story of a golden eagle adopted by a California ranching family, and how she changed their lives (Delia Ephron). In 1955, Ed Durden brought a baby golden eagle home to his ranch in California, where she would stay for the next sixteen years. As her bond with Ed and the Durden family grew, the eagle, named Lady, displayed a fierce intelligence and strong personality. She learned quickly, had a strong mothering instinct (even for other species), and never stopped surprising those who cared for her. An eight-week New York Times bestseller, Gifts of an Eagle is a fascinating up-close look at one of the most majestic creatures in nature, as well as a heartwarming family story and “an affectionate, unsentimental tribute” (Kirkus Reviews).

Animal Heroes

Animal Heroes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448165164
Author: David Long
Publisher: Random House
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Animal Heroes by David Long Book Resume:

The PDSA Dickin Medal (regarded as the animals’ Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals, from the Blitz to present day, for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet... G.I. Joe the plucky pigeon, who rescued over 100 lives by flying twenty miles in twenty minutes to deliver a message in World War II. Theo the steadfast springer spaniel, who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan. Rip the trusty mongrel, who saved many victims of the Blitz air-raids. Olga the courageous police horse, who bolted from the path of a flying bomb in World War II only to return to the scene and remain on duty. These heart-warming tales of gallantry and devotion will stay with you long after you turn the pages. Previously published as The Animals' VC.

Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062039091
Author: Anton Myrer
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer Book Resume:

“Once an Eagle is simply the best work of fiction on leadership in print.” —General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self-interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War II, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War—Vietnam. Now reissued with a new foreword by acclaimed historian Carlo D'Este, here is an unforgettable story of a man who embodies the best in our nation—and in us all.

High Is the Eagle

High Is the Eagle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307561402
Author: Al Lacy,Joanna Lacy
Publisher: Multnomah
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High Is the Eagle by Al Lacy,Joanna Lacy Book Resume:

The Kane brothers fight for their family’s freedom–and survival– as the Kane Legacy trilogy soars to a stunning conclusion. In this gripping final installment of the Kane Legacy series, the Kane family is caught in the midst of the Mexican-American War. And in this time of conflict and fear, their faith and courage are gravely tested. After the tragic battle of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Guerrero, General Zachary Taylor sends Alamo Kane and his brothers Alex and Able home to rest and enjoy a joyous reunion with their family. Soon it becomes clear that–despite hopes for peace–Santa Anna is planning an attack on American soldiers. Alamo and his brothers join General Taylor to head off the threat. With their family back at the ranch in constant worry, the Kane brothers must fight for their freedom. But with Mexican spies infiltrating Texas towns, the brothers are not the only ones in danger. As the Kanes come face-to-face with death, they discover they need far more than bravery on their side. In High Is the Eagle, Al and JoAnna Lacy have created a thrilling final chapter in this amazing historical fiction series marked by faith, love, and courage.

Wesley the Owl

Wesley the Owl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781416579816
Author: Stacey O'Brien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien Book Resume:

On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability to fly was forever compromised, and he had no hope of surviving on his own in the wild. O'Brien, a young assistant in the owl laboratory at Caltech, was immediately smitten, promising to care for the helpless owlet and give him a permanent home. Wesley the Owl is the funny, poignant story of their dramatic two decades together. With both a tender heart and a scientist's eye, O'Brien studied Wesley's strange habits intensively and first-hand -- and provided a mice-only diet that required her to buy the rodents in bulk (28,000 over the owl's lifetime). As Wesley grew, she snapped photos of him at every stage like any proud parent, recording his life from a helpless ball of fuzz to a playful, clumsy adolescent to a gorgeous, gold-and-white, macho adult owl with a heart-shaped face and an outsize personality that belied his 18-inch stature. Stacey and Wesley's bond deepened as she discovered Wesley's individual personality, subtle emotions, and playful nature that could also turn fiercely loyal and protective -- though she could have done without Wesley's driving away her would-be human suitors! O'Brien also brings us inside the prestigious research community, a kind of scientific Hogwarts where resident owls sometimes flew freely from office to office and eccentric, brilliant scientists were extraordinarily committed to studying and helping animals; all of them were changed by the animal they loved. As O'Brien gets close to Wesley, she makes important discoveries about owl behavior, intelligence, and communication, coining the term "The Way of the Owl" to describe his inclinations: he did not tolerate lies, held her to her promises, and provided unconditional love, though he was not beyond an occasional sulk. When O'Brien develops her own life-threatening illness, the biologist who saved the life of a helpless baby bird is herself rescued from death by the insistent love and courage of this wild animal. Enhanced by wonderful photos, Wesley the Owl is a thoroughly engaging, heartwarming, often funny story of a complex, emotional, non-human being capable of reason, play, and, most important, love and loyalty. It is sure to be cherished by animal lovers everywhere.


Falcon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780236891
Author: Helen Macdonald
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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Falcon by Helen Macdonald Book Resume:

Before best-selling author Helen Macdonald told the story of the goshawk in H Is for Hawk, she told the story of the falcon, in a cultural history of the masterful creature that can “cut the sky in two” with the “perfectly aerodynamic profile of a raindrop,” as she so incisively puts it. In talon-sharp prose she explores the spell the falcon has had over her and, by extension, all of us, whether we’ve seen them “through binoculars, framed on gallery walls, versified by poets, flown as hunting birds, through Manhattan windows, sewn on flags, stamped on badges, or winnowing through the clouds over abandoned arctic radar stations.” Macdonald dives through centuries and careens around the globe to tell the story of the falcon as it has flown in the wild skies of the natural world and those of our imagination. Mixing history, myth, and legend, she explores the long history of the sport of falconry in many human cultures—from Japan to Abu Dhabi to Oxford; she analyzes the falcon’s talismanic power as a symbol in art, politics, and business; and she addresses the ways we have both endangered and protected it. Along the way we discover how falcons were mobilized in secret military projects; their links with espionage, the Third Reich, the Holy Roman Empire, and space programs; and how they have figured in countless stories of heroism and, of course, the erotic. Best of all, Macdonald has given us something fresh: a new introduction that draws on all her experience to even further invigorate her cherished subject. The result is a deeply informed book written with the same astonishing lyrical grace that has captivated readers and had everyone talking about this writer-cum-falconer.

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1430130016
Author: Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
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Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table by Jacqueline Briggs Martin Book Resume:

A former basketball star, Farmer Will Allen is an innovator, educator, and community builder. When he looked at an abandoned city lot he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world. This is the inspiring story of his determination to bring good food to every table.

War Against the Mafia

War Against the Mafia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497685540
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Open Road Media
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War Against the Mafia by Don Pendleton Book Resume:

The first book in the classic vigilante action series from a “writer who spawned a genre” (The New York Times). Overseas, Mack Bolan was dubbed “Sgt. Mercy” for the compassion he showed the innocent. On the home front, they’re calling him the Executioner for what he’s doing to the guilty. In the jungles of Southeast Asia, American sniper Mack Bolan honed his skills. After twelve years, with ninety-five confirmed hits, he returns home to Massachusetts. But it’s not to reunite with his family, it’s to bury them—victims in a mass murder/suicide. Even though Bolan’s own father pulled the trigger, he knows the old man was no killer. He was driven to madness by Mafia thugs who have turned his idyllic hometown into a new kind of war zone. Duty calls . . . Introducing an action hero “who would make Jack Reacher think twice,” this is the first book in the iconic series of vigilante justice that has become a publishing phenomenon ( With more than two hundred million Executioner books sold since its debut, the series continues to stimulate. Gerry Conway, cocreator of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher, credits the Executioner as “my inspiration . . . that’s what gave me the idea for the lone, slightly psychotic avenger.” The series is also now in development as a major motion picture. War Against the Mafia is the 1st book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Voice that Won the Vote

The Voice that Won the Vote [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534166734
Author: Elisa Boxer
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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The Voice that Won the Vote by Elisa Boxer Book Resume:

In August of 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote. The historic moment came down to a single vote and the voter who tipped the scale toward equality did so because of a powerful letter his mother, Febb Burn, had written him urging him to "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." The Voice That Won the Vote is the story of Febb, her son Harry, and the letter than gave all American women a voice.

The Eagle Unbowed

The Eagle Unbowed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141962410
Author: Halik Kochanski
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Eagle Unbowed by Halik Kochanski Book Resume:

In Halik Kochanski's extraordinary book, the untold story of Poland and the Poles in the Second World War is finally heard By almost every measure the fate of the inhabitants of Poland was the most terrible of any group in the Second World War. Following the destruction of its armed forces in the autumn of 1939, the Republic of Poland was partitioned between Nazi and Soviet forces and officially ceased to exist. Racial violence and ideological conformity were at the very heart of the new regimes. As the war progressed millions of Poles were killed, with each phase unleashing a further round, from the industrialised genocide of Treblinka to the crushing of the Warsaw Rising. Polish Jews were all to be murdered, Christians reduced to a semi-literate slave class. In this powerful and original new book Halik Kochanski has written perhaps the most important 'missing' work on the whole conflict: an attempt in a single volume to describe both the fate of those trapped within occupied Poland and of those millions of Poles who were able to escape. Reviews: 'An extraordinary achievement ... a brilliant exercise in historiography ... Kochanski neither debunks nor sensationalises. She has no ideological axe to grind, and makes balanced use of family experience and interview material as against the official record and a handed-down sentimental consensus. The truth is far more powerful than the legend. It's great history writing' Herald 'A superb account of Poland during the second world war ... The pain and loss ... is poignantly evoked by Kochanski ... The Eagle Unbowed, a model history, conveys with harrowing immediacy the plight of the Polish people in the conflict' Ian Thomson, Spectator 'A remarkable book ... [Kochanski] brings to the subject not only an impressive grasp of the military and political context, but also a balance, neutrality and honesty few could manage, combined with the intelligence, imagination and empathy necessary to grasp the true depth of the experience she recounts ... This book is history at its best.' Standpoint 'Poland's war was so terrible as to almost defy summary ... this book is opinionated, fluid and forceful' Oliver Bullough, New Statesman About the author: Halik Kochanski read Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford and then completed a PhD at King's College London. She has taught at both King's College London and University College London and presented papers to a number of military history conferences. She has written a number of articles and is the author of Sir Garnet Wolseley: Victorian Hero (1999). She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has been a member of the councils of the Army Records Society and Society for Army Historical Research and remains a member of both societies. She is also a member of the British Commission for Military History and the Institute for Historical Research. She is currently a judge for the Templer Medal book prize.

Eagle in the Sky

Eagle in the Sky [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1499860315
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Eagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith Book Resume:

An action-packed thriller from global bestseller Wilbur Smith The Syrian plane disintegrated, evaporating in a gush of silvery smoke, rent through with bright white lightning, and the ejecting pilot's body was blown clear of the fuselage. For an instant it was outlined ahead of David's screen, cruciform in shape with arms and legs thrown wide, the helmet still on the head, and the clothing ballooning in the rush of air.' He chose this life. And it may cost him everything. From a young age it's clear that David Morgan is 'bird'-a natural pilot, most at home in the air. In the South African Air Force he receives plaudits beyond his years, and even his family begins to accept that David will do anything to stay away from the Morgan billion-dollar business, and to keep flying instead. Following his dream and in pursuit of Debra, a beautiful young Israeli writer, David soon joins the Israeli Defence Force and finds himself caught up in the country's struggles. But when he pays a terrible price for his choices, will he be able to become the man he always hoped -or will he choose to disappear into the skies?

Soaring As an Eagle Over Life’s Challenges

Soaring As an Eagle Over Life’s Challenges [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481762834
Author: Dr. Josef A. Howard
Publisher: Author House
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Soaring As an Eagle Over Life’s Challenges by Dr. Josef A. Howard Book Resume:

Every Christian inwardly desires to “Soar as an Eagle over life’s Challenges” and Dr. Howard brilliantly paints the picture of how that can happen through his book. He used scripture and nature’s patterns to create magnificent word pictures with the goal of breaking down the wrong, limited, and destructive thinking we allow in our lives. This book is a must-read for any Christian! Pastor Tim Burt Associate Pastor, Living Word Christian Center Dr. Howard captures the anatomy of the eagle, compares it to the life of a Christian and turns his discovery into ingredients that constitute the recipe of a sumptuous and irresistible meal. This easy to read and life transforming book will change your perspective of life. It exposes the lies of the devil and liberates the captives. You now hold in your hands the key to an abundant life. Read it and begin to soar as an eagle over life’s challenges. Rev. Dr. Francis Tabla Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Community Church, Brooklyn Park, MN. Executive Director, Liberian Ministers Association “Soaring as an Eagle Over Life’s Challenges” is insightful, thought provoking, inspirational, motivating, and educational. This well written and easy to read book compares and contracts the character, anatomy, domestic life, and other attributes of an eagle to that of Christian. Through inspiring and thought-provoking lessons penned in this book, Dr. Howard highlights for Christians some positive lessons on living above life’s challenges; complicated relationships, finding a life partner, raising a family, and complex social, leadership and financial issues. This book contains wealth of wisdom and life-transforming principles that will cause you to see yourself as God sees you. Harris Sumo, BSW Spiritual son to the Author This book is a byproduct of a powerful sermon I preached a few years ago entitled, Soaring As an Eagle. Hundreds of believers were blessed by that sermon and many of them pleaded that I turn my manuscript into a book. Consequently, after months of research, prayers and writing, you now hold in your hands a book that is easy to read, thought provoking, inspirational, encouraging and eye-opening. It teaches you how to cultivate the mind of God concerning your life and situation. After reading this book, you are going to like the way you think and live...I guarantee it! Rev. Josef A. Howard, M.Div., PhD Author

Heaven's Eagle

Heaven's Eagle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1490811680
Author: Daniel O'Neil
Publisher: WestBowPress
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Heaven's Eagle by Daniel O'Neil Book Resume:

Heaven’s Eagle is a commentary on one of Scripture’s most beloved passages, Psalm 91. It examines how God dealt with Moses, the author of the poem, using the figure of an eagle to describe the ways of the Holy Spirit. In Heaven’s Eagle, you'll learn many fascinating insights, such as: - The eagle of Psalm 91 corresponds closely to the imagery of the Passover. - The cleft of the rock where God hid Moses is actually the place where eagles nest. - When Israel crossed the Red Sea, they were preceded by tens of thousands of eagles. - The eyesight of an eagle demonstrates seven ways the Holy Spirit gives the believer vision. - The eagle’s mastery of wind gives deep insight into the ways of the Spirit. - Tales in many cultures speak of eagles fighting dragons (types of Satan and the Antichrist). - Eagles are raptors that carry away prey, much as the Holy Spirit will rapture believers. Heaven’s Eagle is a valuable reference that will give you deeper understanding of Psalm 91 and other biblical passages that speak of the Holy Spirit in the metaphor of an eagle.

Mouth of the Donkey

Mouth of the Donkey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725259052
Author: Laura Duhan-Kaplan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Mouth of the Donkey by Laura Duhan-Kaplan Book Resume:

The Hebrew Bible is filled with animals. Snakes and ravens share meals with people; donkeys and sheep work alongside us; eagles and lions inspire us; locusts warn us. How should we read their stories? What can they teach us about ecology, spirituality, and ethics? Author Laura Duhan-Kaplan explores these questions, weaving together biology, Kabbalah, rabbinic midrash, Indigenous wisdom, modern literary methods, and personal experiences. She re-imagines Jacob’s sheep as family, Balaam’s donkey as a spiritual director, Eve’s snake as a misguided helper. Finally, Rabbi Laura invites metaphorical eagles, locusts, and mother bears to help us see anew, confront human violence, and raise children who live peacefully on the land.

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics

Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1476638608
Author: Lou Mougin
Publisher: McFarland
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Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics by Lou Mougin Book Resume:

 When Superman debuted in 1938, he ushered in a string of imitators--Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Captain America. But what about the many less well-known heroes who lined up to fight crooks, super villains or Hitler--like the Shield, the Black Terror, Crimebuster, Cat-Man, Dynamic Man, the Blue Beetle, the Black Cat and even Frankenstein? These and other four-color fighters crowded the newsstands from the late 1930s through the early 1950s. Most have since been overlooked, and not necessarily because they were victims of poor publication. This book gives the other superheroes of the Golden Age of comics their due.

The Eagle on My Arm

The Eagle on My Arm [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 081318004X
Author: Dava Guerin,Terry Bivens
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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The Eagle on My Arm by Dava Guerin,Terry Bivens Book Resume:

In October 1967, eighteen-year-old Patrick Bradley enlisted in the US Army and was later deployed to North Vietnam as a special operator with missions to kill high-value targets. Combat left him physically and psychologically wounded, as it does many veterans, and Bradley struggled to adjust when he returned home. He seemed destined for military prison after an altercation in which he broke a superior officer's jaw, but his life changed forever when a psychiatrist recommended a unique path for healing. Thanks to a program sponsored by the Canadian government, Bradley traveled to Canada to study bald eagles and document their behavior. He found himself recovering while living alone in the wild with minimal supplies or human contact. At the same time, his work was paving the way for groundbreaking research, including the discovery of a link between the use of the pesticide DDT and a decrease in southern bald eagle populations. Later, he forged a successful career training and managing wild animals and committed himself to helping other wounded warriors by cofounding the Avian Veteran Alliance, a nonprofit that pairs veterans suffering from PTSD and physical injuries with injured birds of prey. The Eagle on My Arm tells Bradley's inspirational story for the first time. This moving account reveals how a soldier became a dedicated healer, using his years of study and solitude to face his demons and turn his pain into a lifelong passion for helping others.

The History of College Nicknames, Mascots and School Colors

The History of College Nicknames, Mascots and School Colors [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1796072575
Author: Gary Hudson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The History of College Nicknames, Mascots and School Colors by Gary Hudson Book Resume:

This book explains the history behind how colleges derived their nicknames, mascots, and school colors. Gary Hudson chose to focus the attention of his book on schools that have Division 1A Football programs, because all the athletic programs at those schools will also compete in Division 1A sports. Consequently, those schools tend to get more exposure in the media, thereby drawing more attention and curiosity to the college sports fan.

You Should Really Write a Book

You Should Really Write a Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250015669
Author: Regina Brooks,Brenda Lane Richardson
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
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You Should Really Write a Book by Regina Brooks,Brenda Lane Richardson Book Resume:

Even if you don't happen to be a celebrity, this book will teach you methods for striking publishing gold—conceptualizing, selling, and marketing a memoir—while dealing with the complicated emotions that arise during the creation of your work. If you've ever been told that "You should really write a book" and you've decided to give it a try, this book is for you. It hones in on the three key measures necessary for aspiring authors to conceptualize, sell, and market their memoirs. Written especially for those who don't happen to be celebrities You Should Really Write a Book reveals why and how so many relatively unknown memoirists are making a name for themselves. With references to more than four hundred books and six memoir categories, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to write a commercially viable memoir in today's vastly changing publishing industry. The days are long gone when editors and agents were willing to take on a manuscript simply because it was based on a "good" idea or even because it was well written. With eyes focused on the bottom line, they now look for skilled and creative authors with an established audience, too. Brooks and Richardson use the latest social networking, marketing, and promotional trends and explain how to conceptualize and strategize campaigns that cause buzz, dramatically fueling word-of-mouth and attracting attention in the publishing world and beyond. Full of current examples and in-depth analysis, this guide explains what sells and why, teaches writers to think like publishers, and offers guidance on dealing with complicated emotions—essential tools for maximizing memoir success.

Through Eyes of an Eagle

Through Eyes of an Eagle [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1984585797
Author: Wahclellaspirit
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Through Eyes of an Eagle by Wahclellaspirit Book Resume:

Through Eyes of an Eagle Steven Warnstaff was born Steven Simonis, his father Elvin, and his mother Evon Sevy, both attended Union High School. The Simonis family were one of the first families to live in the Baker Valley, and eventually landed in North Powder, Oregon. In 1976 he moved from California to Eastern Oregon to a town named Elgin where he worked in a lumber mill a few miles away in Alicel. One day as he visited with his grandparents he asked his grandmother Olena, what it was like to live during the latter years of 1800 and early 1900’s when the state was being settled by the pioneers. His grandmother told him she had lived out in the valley between Baker City and North Powder as a child, attended school in a one room schoolhouse, to which Steve’s father had since moved into North Powder as his home before he passed. Several stories were shared of the Nez Perce travelling from their villages in the Wallowas to hunt elk and deer in the Blues and Elkhorn mountains above Baker City. She mentioned they had always stopped to ask permission to camp the night on her family’s property, and as her father agreed, on the return trip the Nez Perce stopped and offered a deer and an elk in gratitude. This story had stayed with Steve since its inception and has brought many questions to lie unsettled as the government had stated just the opposite, the Nez Perce were not a friendly tribe and had threatened the settlers. Truth be told, Steve says it was the settlers who first broke the treaties and promises made between the two peoples in order they both could live peacefully side by side. First there were the gold miners who tore the landscape searching for their fortunes. Then ranchers and farmers came with plows that tore at the heart of Earth Mother as they turned the fields to grow hay for the cattle and horses to survive the long and cold winters. Do you remember Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery? Yes, it was the Nez Perce who saved them from starvation as they were bogged down in the deep of winter’s snow without food. Steve has stated that he knew there must be a story yet untold that would resonate the truth of American history regarding the Native American Indians of the Pacific Northwest. This story, the idea bringing it to fruition had begun as Steve sat upon the high rock above Wahclella Falls and began to dream of what is, instead of what was. He says as he sat looking down upon the clearest of waters it was like a vision as it brought memories of his many journeys through the Columbia River Gorge. Each waterfall had a guardian spirit who lent wisdom to fall upon his heart, and wind spoke volumes as he sat patiently and began to listen to the cadence of its song. Steve states it is us, ourselves, that must want to see the rise of tomorrow’s sun, or one day soon, we will fall from upon the lands and be cast to the heaven as dust and not be seen nor heard again. Smohalla was a great man, a great leader to those Indian that had not fallen from the graces and beliefs of the Great Spirit. Hope of a better life had invested itself swiftly upon many Indian, sadly, it was through a bottle, or many bottles of whiskey their spirits were stolen from within them. Cast to the winds their names and memories were spent, quickly forgotten, never to be mentioned again by their people. This was the government’s and settler’s method of controlling the Indian as they feared an uprising might occur. From the dream, the prophet Smohalla had been chosen to share, came the religion of Washani. This was a religion that spoke of peace and honor, respect, and thankfulness for all the Great Spirit had offered their people so they could too live to see the rise of all their tomorrow’s suns. Close your eyes and smell the sweet scent of the Cedar in summer as the softest of breeze carries your thoughts upon journeys yet untold. This is the way to reunite one’s soul with one’s spirit. May we walk in remembrance to the first Salmon caught each new season. May we never be heard to cry out upon that darkest of day when first Salmon does not return. Klahowa...