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Teased by his older siblings about his appearance and tiny squeal, a little piggy finds acceptance with an equally odd-looking companion who teaches him to celebrate his differences and recognize that others will appreciate his uniqueness, too.
When Anne, a travel reporter, goes to Willow, it is for the purpose of collecting ideas from a small southern town for a novel she plans to write. Instead, she finds people who fascinate her and a man who falls in love with her. Willow is a sleepy town, especially on Wednesdays, which seems to be the day when most events happen that summer and fall.
A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you’ll never see our nation’s defenders in the same way again.
There is another four-letter word associated with work: life. Beyond providing us with a means to live and survive it can be a key, as Freud noted, to self-esteem, self-identity and how we value life. Now, "Dr. Siggie" nor I believe that work can only be satisfying if you make a ton of money or become famous and powerful. Rather, what "Herr Doktor" was getting at, I believe, was do you love what you do to earn a living? If so, then you've achieved one of the key components of wellbeing. But this philosophical tenet raises a basic question: If you love your work is it really work? An equally troubling question: Conversely, for those people who dislike their jobs, are they justified in disliking life and themselves?
The largest and most comprehensive book of James Stokoe's art ever published! Featuring art and never-before-published work and comics! This deluxe hardcover artbook showcases the work of inimitable comics creator James Stokoe, who has drawn some of the most visually meticulous and surreal illustrations in modern comics, featuring some of his bestselling illustrations from works such as Orc Stain, Aliens: Dead Orbit, Wonton Soup, well-known cover work, and some of his never-before-published comics.
THE INVASION IS OVER. THEY ARE ALREADY AMONGST US. Benjamin Carter Mason died last night. Maybe he threw himself off a bridge into Los Angeles Harbor, or maybe he burned to death in a house fire in San Pedro; it doesn’t really matter. Today, Mason’s starting a new life. He’s back in boot camp, training for the only war left that matters a damn. For years, their spies have been coming to Earth, learning our weaknesses. Our governments knew, but they did nothing—the prospect was too awful, the costs too high—and now, the horrifying and utterly inhuman Cray are laying waste to our cities. The human race is a heartbeat away from extinction. That is, unless Mason, and the other men and women of Task Force OMBRA, can do anything about it. This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts.
Mrs Kirkup has three daughters and four grandchildren and has told stories all her life. She thought she should put them down on paper for the young members of her family before it is too late. This is Mary Kirkup’s second book about Granny Grunt who has had a collection of unusual animals. She is able to talk to them in their own language and encourage the local children to spend their spare time learning how to care for them. This is a happy book for reading to small children at bedtime. Suggested age group—five to eight years.
"These fresh, fire-bright poems are barbed blooms petalled with wise cautions and unexpected joy." —Kevin Connolly "Flaunting a painterly attention to the seductive textures of menace—here are portraits, still lifes, fables and allegorical tableaux that enrapture the ear with the textures of language itself." —Suzanne Buffam "Richardson writes for the ear, eye and mouth—you'll want to read these lush poems out loud." —Matthea Harvey
"Previously distributed as a masters thesis by the same title"--T.p. verso. Includes index. Chaplains, Military -- Biography.
Join The Grunt and The Grouch as they get into trouble at the movie theater, find themselves in hot water at school, and are forced to tidy up their grimy house when a relative comes to visit.
As sea creatures gang up on the landlubbers of Skylands and the mermaids of Last Chance Cove abandon their underwater kingdom, Gill Grunt embarks on an incredible adventure. From the pen of Onk Beakman, based on the smash hit Skylanders video game, Gill Grunt versus the Fish Master is the second novel in the hilarious, enthralling Mask of Power series.
A boy was born into a dysfunctional, impoverished Tennessee hill farm family. His father was part American Indian. He finished high school. While in high school he wrote for the school paper. Later in life he attended college at night He left home the day after he received his high school diploma. Worked as a "grease monkey" for a Ford Agency until he earned enough to lease a service station at age seventeen. After a year of long hours, and seven day work weeks, he sold the lease and the station stock. With a used car as transportation he toured the Western United States for a year. Still not satisfied he joined the United States Marine Corps at age nineteen. Participated in the initial landings on Bougainville, Guam and Iwo Jima. There is humor in his account of the lighter side of the military. Not a famous person, also not a media created hero, the book documents the life of a "Grunt" (foot soldier). Who served the entire length of World War Two. To show respect for his generation, which is being thinned at about one thousand per day. Cloud created James Colton. The incidents depicted are true.
‘The Grunt Factor’ is the tale of a special pig who, having led a simple life on the end of a potato mash manufacturing production line, finds himself literally thrust headlong into the Intelligence Organisation during the Second World War.The story tells of his youth, having been brought up by his grandparents, his hopes of one day playing cricket for Yorkshire and the sad episode of having to leave his love behind.Being largely overstretched, the human element of the Armed Forces had no choice but to pass all information gathering to the country’s pigs, firstly with disastrous consequences, but then eventually, as time moved on, with enormous success.This book reveals not only how intelligent pigs can be, but more so, how very brave. One such pig undergoes rigid training in languages and lip reading. Furthermore, for the sake of Great Britain, our pig faces a medical operation which changes his life forever. He eventually returns home a national hero, but not before enduring a number of hair raising moments...
The Grunt and the Grouch cook up a mess of trouble in this three-in-one adventure. From taking over the school cafeteria to finding the perfect flea-ridden pet to visiting the barbershop for a frighteningly close shave, the two troll buddies tackle one disgusting challenge after another!