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  • The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

    Kath Stathers

    Hardcover (Universe, April 4, 2017)
    With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it’s never too soon or too late to begin the things you’ve only dreamed of doing. We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler—an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more. Each activity is location-specific and as geographically unique as bird-watching in Kenya or driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, as well as other to-dos that can be done anywhere, such as sketching a sunset behind an architectural monument. In addition to classic outdoor pursuits, the book contains advice on how to achieve some of the most popular goals for people of all ages: direct a movie, learn to play an instrument, make pottery, protect an endangered species, name a star, try a new cuisine, or learn a new language. Whether you are more active or laid-back, serious-minded or lighthearted, you are bound to discover new, stimulating activities.
  • Trumpography: How Biblical Principles Paved the Way to the American Presidency

    Gene Ho

    Paperback (iUniverse, June 28, 2018)
    Behind-the-scenes stories merged to history as seen through the lens and eyes of campaign photographer, Gene Ho: the principles that powered Donald Trump to become the president of the United States of America. "He who has ears, let him hear" (Matt. 13:9).
  • Out of Many Waters

    Jacqueline Greene

    Paperback (iUniverse, Feb. 6, 2006)
    Kidnapped from her parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, 12-year old Isobel BenLazar was sent to work as a slave at a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, Isobel escapes and stows away on a ship bound for Amsterdam, searching for her family. But harrowing adventures lead her to the first group of Jews to settle in America. "Weaves history, drama and narrative into an arresting story." -New York Times Book Review "An uplifting story built upon twin themes long common to Jewish thought-hope and deliverance." -Kirkus Reviews Sydney Taylor Honor Book New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
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  • Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization

    MD Samuel Milham

    Paperback (iUniverse, Dec. 6, 2012)
    When Thomas Edison began wiring New York City with a direct current electricity distribution system in the 1880s, he gave humankind the magic of electric light, heat, and power; in the process, though, he inadvertently opened a Pandora's Box of unimaginable illness and death. Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease. Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure. In the second edition, he explains how electrical exposure does its damage, and how electricity is causing our current epidemics of asthma, diabetes and obesity. Dr. Milham warns that because of the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment, we may be facing a looming epidemic of morbidity and mortality. In Dirty Electricity, he reveals the steps we must take, personally and as a society, to coexist with this marvelous but dangerous technology.
  • Deadwood and Beyond

    Kip Meyerhoff

    eBook (iUniverse, Sept. 11, 2017)
    A former LAPD detective sergeant, Roland “Rollo” Michaels is a self-assured, overcaffeinated, wry-humored divorcé. He’s doing his best to be a dependable part-time father to his two teenage children while keeping the lights on in the humble offices of his Los Angeles private investigation firm, Michaels & Associates. His associates are a diverse blend of loyal men and women who handle personal challenges with drink, love, verbal banter, and an occasional hand gesture. Everything goes crazy when Rollo is arrested at a murder scene in Deadwood, South Dakota. Rollo’s friends and his own hubris lead him from the Black Hills to Beverly Hills, the shores of Long Island to the cliffs of San Simeon. The backstory of the sometimes failed Federal Witness Protection Program and Rollo’s father’s association with New York wiseguys lend depth and intrigue to this character-driven tale. Enjoy the ride as Rollo Michaels confronts lying clients, a professional hitman, and a homicidal sociopath while antagonizing law enforcement officials of five different agencies from Los Angeles to Deadwood and Beyond.
  • Fruit from a Poisonous Tree

    Mel Stamper

    Paperback (iUniverse, Oct. 30, 2008)
    This book is a veritable powerhouse that shatters, in one instant, the wall of lies and deceit that took decades to build upon our impressionable minds. Stamper's ability to explain complex legal and political information in a comprehensive yet concise manner is without equal. Like a master sculptor he has chipped away the 'Words of Art and Deception' to reveal the inescapable and undeniable Truth. This book has single-handedly bared the cleverly crafted schemes of a Power-lusting Elite.~ Paul Nash, DC, ND, CCN, ACU, Holistic Medicine, Minneapolis"If only a portion of what this researcher has discovered is verifiable, we as a nation of free people must hang our heads in shame. The future generations will not forgive us or forget the terrible injustice we have let befall them."~ Fred Diaulas, Professor of Ethics, University of North Florida"In 1954 I began my legal practice as an assistant district attorney in the city of Miami. We switched from common law pleading to statutory pleading and no one asked why. Now I know the answer, and it depresses me to no end."~ Ralph G. Mitchell, JD, Attorney at Law, St. Augustine, Florida.
  • Unlikely Warriors: The Army Security Agency's Secret War in Vietnam 1961-1973

    Lonnie M. Long, Gary B. Blackburn

    Paperback (iUniverse, May 14, 2013)
    In early May 1961, a U.S. military aircraft taxied toward a well-guarded terminal building. The plane slowed to a halt; steps were maneuvered up to its side, and the door was pulled open. The tropical night air was heavy and dank, and the moon shone dimly through high thin clouds. On board the aircraft were ninety-two members of a specially selected team. The men were dressed in indistinguishable dark suits with white shirts and dark ties, and each man carried a new red U.S. diplomatic passport inside his breast pocket. The men held copies of their orders and records in identical brown Manila envelopes, and each man's medical records were stamped "If injured or killed in combat, report as training accident in the Philippines" In such clandestine fashion, the first fully operational U.S. military unit arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam. The unit was so highly classified even its name was top-secret. It was given a codename, a cover identity to hide the true nature of its mission. The unit's operation was housed in a heavily-guarded compound near Saigon, and within two days of its arrival, Phase I was implemented. Its operatives were intercepting Viet Cong manual Morse communications, analyzing it for the intelligence it contained and passing the information to the U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam. The Army Security Agency was on duty.
  • Kimiko

    J. D. Logue

    eBook (iUniverse, July 29, 2019)
    In the fifties, with the occupation of Japan. The Korean war - this is the place to be. Two shipmates and I rented an old house up in the hills, overlooking the bay of Tokyo. After two weeks or so, the three of us are going to see Japan. We got on the bus to go downtown. It stops at every street, so we knew it would reach downtown. We are then back at the house, and our cook asked if we need someone who can speak english. The cook went to the neighbors and brought back a young lady. The woman was around twenty years old. Her hair was in a ponytail, and she was wearing a white cotton blouse and a pair of blue jeans. She said "hello, my name is Kimiko." She could speak english quite well, like an English lady and not like an American. I did not quite know what to think about that. She said "the old cook said you need a translator and you would like to go to Yokohama is that correct?" and I said correct. Kimiko offered to be our translator and guide. However in Japan, unmarried women needs an escort before they are permitted to accompany an unmarried man. And that's how the book came to be.
  • Yellowstone National Park for Kids, Preteens, and Teenagers: A Grande Guides Series Book for Children

    Stephanie Del Grande

    Paperback (iUniverse, Feb. 11, 2008)
    Are you interested in Yellowstone or planning a trip to the park? If so, you'll love Yellowstone National Park for Kids, Preteens, and Teenagers. Inside this detailed travel guide geared toward children, you'll learn all you need to know about America's first national park. For example, did you know that: Yellowstone was discovered by John Colter in the early 1800s but for over fifty years, most Americans did not believe the reports of steaming hot springs and bubbling mudpots?Yellowstone is one of the world's biggest active volcanoes? The hot underground magma is what causes the geysers to erupt and when you visit Yellowstone you actually go inside the volcanic caldera. Both black bears and grizzly bears can be found in Yellowstone and they are omnivorous which means they eat both plants and animals? Old Faithful erupts about every ninety minutes to heights of over one hundred feet?Early visitors to Yellowstone used to catch fish in Yellowstone Lake then dip them into Fishing Cone Geyser to cook them?Yellowstone National Park for Kids, Preteens, and Teenagers includes easy-to-read descriptions, photographs, and diagrams of the park's wildlife, history, and geology and it highlights some of the best hikes and attractions for children visiting Yellowstone. It also includes several Yellowstone themed word games and puzzles, an animal checklist, and a packing list geared toward children, preteens, and teenagers. Even parents and other adults will benefit from this entertaining and educational book. Please visit us on the web at www.grandeguides.com.
  • Florida Girl: Short Stories of Family, Community & History: 1804¿1969

    Barbara Sorey

    Paperback (iUniverse, Oct. 24, 2007)
    Florida Girl is a personal and historical depiction of a way of life that was typical for many African Americans families whose existence in this country began with the shackles of slavery continuing into the Civil Rights era of the nineteen sixty's. In the search to find links to her family history the author discovers the white slave owner of her paternal Great Great Grandfather Henry Sorey. She has also traced the maternal link to her Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother, Willis and Easter Smith Dixon. These stories could not be told without reflecting on her life and sharing a part of her soul. The author maintains the love, respect and admiration for her family and a close-knit community. She is thankful that she has lived to write her stories. Stories that are part of the legacy of herself; her family; Clearwater, Florida; Pinellas County and the state of Florida.
  • Song of the Sea: Part Two

    Jean Ferris

    Paperback (iUniverse, Sept. 9, 2005)
    Raider is almost killed boarding the LIGHTNING to save Rosie from the cruel Captain Lawrence, who has kidnapped, tormented and imprisoned her. Rosie nurses his wounds and tries to forget his surprising kiss, while she prays for his life and for her own strength to resist him. For she knows there's no room in his life for love. Too soon this brash and charming privateer must return to the danger and excitement of the war at sea, taking with him Rosie's heart and his own silent passion for her, and all is complicated by the appearance of the notorious prate Jean Laffite.
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  • Weather the Storm: Part Three

    Jean Ferris

    Paperback (iUniverse, Sept. 9, 2005)
    When Raider takes Rosie to England she finds no living kin-and long buried family secrets. When Raider offers to take Rosie to New Orleans, she sees no other option. But it is a journey that brings her closer than ever to the daring buccaneer who has captured her heart yet farther from the romantic dream that torments her. As the war rages at sea, Rosie once again watches Raider sail into battle, driven by the obsession that consumes him, and taking with him the love that has become the very soul of Rosie's life.