O Winston Link

O  Winston Link
Author: Tony Reevy
Publsiher: ABRAMS
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-07-15
Genre: Transportation
ISBN: 9781613123928

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The renowned photographer’s stirring tribute to the last steam locomotive railway and the end of an American way of life. O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link’s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His work also revealed a small-town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and, in many cases, vanish completely. Including a collection of more than 180 of Link’s most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line offers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad.

My Life on the Line

My Life on the Line
Author: Ryan O'Callaghan
Publsiher: Akashic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-09-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781617757709

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"In this country, LGBTQ individuals face varying degrees of acceptance. Ryan O'Callaghan, a former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs, chronicles his struggle as a closeted gay man in the hypermasculine world of professional football in My Life on the Line, coauthored by Cyd Zeigler." --Publishers Weekly, included in an LGBT preview/feature "This is a story about love and acceptance. It is a story about honesty and truth, integrity and hope. Ryan O'Callaghan could have kept it to himself, could have given the world a polished look. But instead he offers us all of himself in these pages. By doing so, he will change lives, save lives, and make the path ahead that much smoother for those who bravely follow in his footsteps." --Congressman Joe Kennedy III "Ryan O'Callaghan's story is so poignant, so real, so human. I truly believe the publication of this book could be (and should be) a seminal moment for many athletes and other people in all walks of life. If an NFL player, cloistered in the manliness of his game, can come out of the closet and tell his story with such purpose, I hope that many others will follow his brave lead. This dramatic story of one athlete's life might be a turning point for football." --Peter King, NFL analyst, NBC Sports "In this moving and powerful memoir, O'Callaghan details the fear and pain of a lifetime spent hiding one's true self. It's a suspenseful and cathartic look at a man on the edge, whose salvation could only come from admitting his truth and finding acceptance. This book will change the lives of young men and women struggling to come out, and the lives of those around them, who may not know how they're contributing to a loved one's pain and silence. O'Callaghan's brave and honest story is another big step forward in the continued fight for acceptance of LGBTQ people in the world of sports." --Sarah Spain, ESPN Radio host "My Life on the Line is an intense, heart-wrenching look at the reality of life in the NFL, told with gripping honesty and courage. Everyone, not just those interested in football, should read this book." --Chris Kluwe, former NFL player, author of Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities Ryan O'Callaghan's plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in a politically conservative corner of California, the not-so-subtle messages he heard as a young man from his family and from TV and film routinely equated being gay with disease and death. Letting people in on the darkest secret he kept buried inside was not an option: better death with a secret than life as a gay man. As a kid, Ryan never envisioned just how far his football career would take him. He was recruited by the University of California, Berkeley, where he spent five seasons, playing alongside his friend Aaron Rodgers. Then it was on to the NFL for stints with the almost-undefeated New England Patriots and the often-defeated Kansas City Chiefs. Bubbling under the surface of Ryan's entire NFL career was a collision course between his secret sexuality and his hidden drug use. When the league caught him smoking pot, he turned to NFL-sanctioned prescription painkillers that quickly sent his life into a tailspin. As injuries mounted and his daily intake of opioids reached a near-lethal level, he wrote his suicide note to his parents and plotted his death. Yet someone had been watching. A member of the Chiefs organization stepped in, recognizing the signs of drug addiction. Ryan reluctantly sought psychological help, and it was there that he revealed his lifelong secret for the very first time. Nearing the twilight of his career, Ryan faced the ultimate decision: end it all, or find out if his family and football friends could ever accept a gay man in their lives.

The Vermont Quebec Border

The Vermont Quebec Border
Author: Matthew Farfan
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-05-04
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9781439637463

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The Vermont-Quebec Border: Life on the Line is a visual record of life in the villages, towns, and countryside in this unique and special part of the world. In recent years, issues relating to the border have been thrust to the forefront as never before. This is due not only to growing security concerns but also to an increasing scrutiny in the media of border issues and of how heightened security is impacting life in communities all along the border. The border has played an important role in the history and everyday lives of the people living along its length, both in Vermont and Quebec, and it will undoubtedly continue to shape these communities in the years to come.

Life on the Line

Life  on the Line
Author: Grant Achatz,Nick Kokonas
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-03-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781101560730

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"One of America's great chefs" (Vogue) shares how his drive to cook immaculate food won him international renown-and fueled his miraculous triumph over tongue cancer. In 2007, chef Grant Achatz seemingly had it made. He had been named one of the best new chefs in America by Food & Wine in 2002, received the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2005 he and Nick Kokonas opened the conceptually radical restaurant Alinea, which was named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet magazine. Then, positioned firmly in the world's culinary spotlight, Achatz was diagnosed with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma-tongue cancer. The prognosis was grim, and doctors agreed the only course of action was to remove the cancerous tissue, which included his entire tongue. Desperate to preserve his quality of life, Grant undertook an alternative treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. But the choice came at a cost. Skin peeled from the inside of Grant's mouth and throat, he rapidly lost weight, and most alarmingly, he lost his sense of taste. Tapping into the discipline, passion, and focus of being a chef, Grant rarely missed a day of work. He trained his chefs to mimic his palate and learned how to cook with his other senses. As Kokonas was able to attest: The food was never better. Five months later, Grant was declared cancer-free, and just a few months following, he received the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef in America Award. Life, on the Line tells the story of a culinary trailblazer's love affair with cooking, but it is also a book about survival, about nurturing creativity, and about profound friendship. Already much- anticipated by followers of progressive cuisine, Grant and Nick's gripping narrative is filled with stories from the world's most renowned kitchens-The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter's, el Bulli- and sure to expand the audience that made Alinea the number-one selling restaurant cookbook in America last year. Watch a Video

I Walked the Line

I Walked the Line
Author: Vivian Cash
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781847395955

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When Johnny Cash died in September 2003, the world mourned the loss of the greatest country music star of all time. I Walked the Line is the life story of Vivian Cash, Johnny's first wife and the mother of his four daughters. It is a tale of long-kept secrets, lies revealed, betrayal and, at last, the truth. Johnny and Vivian were married for nearly fourteen years. These years spanned Johnny's military service in Germany, his earliest musical inclinations, their struggling newlywed years, Johnny's first record deal with Sun Records (alongside Elvis Presley), his astounding rise to stardom, and his well-known battles with pills and the law. Vivian decided that, near the end of her life and with backing from Johnny, she should tell the whole story, even the parts at odds with the iconic Cash family image such as Johnny's drug problems; Vivian's confrontation with June Carter about her affair with Johnny and, most sensationally, the Cash family secret of June's lifelong addiction to drugs and the events leading up to her death. Also revealed are unpublished love letters between the couple, family photographs and artefacts. I Walked the Line is a powerful memoir of joy and happiness, injustice and triumph and is an essential read for all Cash fans.

Steam Steel Stars

Steam  Steel   Stars
Author: O. Winston Link,Tim Hensley
Publsiher: Abradale Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1998-01
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 0810981858

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Ninety photographs with captions present the activities of the Norfolk and Western Railway, the last major railroad in America to use steam power.

Life on the Line

Life on the Line
Author: Brian Stewart
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 231
Release: 1997-05-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780773584877

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Pierre-Étienne Fortin led a life and plied a career at the heart of Canada's early history. He was an adventurer, an amateur scientist, an early (if ambiguous) conservationist and a Conservative politician from 1867 to 1888. He was a doctor on Grosse-Île amid the horrors of the 1847 typhus epidemic, led a mounted police troop during the infamous Montreal riots of 1849 and, as commander of the armed schooner La Canadienne, policed the Gulf of St. Lawrence from 1852 to 1867, when thousands of New Englanders and Nova Scotians swarmed over the fishing grounds. His official life as magistrate and mid-level bureaucrat often exemplified tensions of early nationhood: those between elites and colonists; and those arising from the nationalistic impulse to impose law and order on the wilderness. The interests, issues and sympathies at work on Fortin in the founding period remain compelling today: job creation versus environmental protection, free trade with the U.S., the exploitation of Canadian fisheries, relations with aboriginal peoples, and the political status of Quebec within confederation.


Author: Abby Johnson,Cindy Lambert
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781414396545

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Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, walked down the street to join the Coalition for Life. Unplanned is a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby's story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies. Now updated with a new chapter covering the latest events in Abby's journey, in the news, and in changing legislation . . . and revealing the impact Abby's story has had in the most surprising places.

18 Wellbeing Hacks for Students

18 Wellbeing Hacks for Students
Author: Aidan Harvey-Craig
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-21
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781787752818

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The INS on the Line

The INS on the Line
Author: S. Deborah Kang
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780199757435

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"For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was a special case. Here, the INS confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented it from replicating its achievements at the immigration stations of Angel Island and Ellis Island. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the law--amending, nullifying, and even rewriting the nation's immigration laws for the borderlands, as well as enforcing them. In The INS on the Line, S. Deborah Kang traces the ways in which the INS on the US-Mexico border made the nation's immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. While the INS is primarily thought to be a law enforcement agency, Kang demonstrates that the agency also defined itself as a lawmaking body. Through a nuanced examination of the agency's admission, deportation, and enforcement practices in the Southwest, she reveals how local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, one that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. Despite its contingent and local origins, this composite approach to border control, Kang concludes, continues to inform the daily operations of the nation's immigration agencies, American immigration law and policy, and conceptions of this border today"--

The Industrial Revolution for Kids

The Industrial Revolution for Kids
Author: Cheryl Mullenbach
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781613746905

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The Industrial Revolution for Kids introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution in a "revolutionary" way: through the usual people, places, and inventions of the time: the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies, dirty and dangerous factories, new forms of transportation and communication, but also through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books. Readers learn about new machines that impacted American life—through the people who invented them and the people who built and operated them—and new forms of transportation that revolutionized society—through the people who designed them as well as the people who built and used them. Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs, and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her One-Cent Coffee Stands, help tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life. Kids will make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Resources include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and K-12 social studies consultant. She is the author of Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II and has contributed to An Encyclopedia of American Women at War. She lives in Panora, Iowa.

Philosophical Leadership Business Development Methodologies to Enrich Life Forces and Originality

Philosophical Leadership   Business Development  Methodologies to Enrich Life Forces and Originality
Author: Dr. mult. Morten Paustian
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2015-02-12
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781483424521

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Philosophical Leadership & Business Development: Methodologies to Enrich Life Forces and Originality brings the mind of the philosopher to the business world. The essence activates a pre-sensation skill by following the methodologies and ideas of various philosophers and thinkers. Through it, we comprehend knowledge within a coordinated space of consciousness. That yields the reality to be presented. Philosophical Leadership & Business Development: Methodologies to Enrich Life Forces and Originality offers completely new philosophical insight to business. Through use of the methodological framework known as cardiography, practitioners learn to embrace their life forces and originality as inspirational guidelines to develop new business ideas.

Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose

Aspects of the Language of Latin Prose
Author: Tobias Reinhardt,John Norman Adams,Michael Lapidge,J. N. Adams,Michael Winterbottom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2005-11-24
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 0197263321

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These twenty essays examine continuity and change in the language of Latin prose, from its emergence to the twelfth century AD. Issues debated include traditional distinctions between primitive archaic and sophisticated classical Latin, and between superior classical and inferior Silver Latin. A broad range of Latin authors are covered, including Caesar and Cicero, Bede and William of Malmesbury. An extensive introduction traces the volume's recurring themes - the use of poetic diction in prose, archaism, sentence structure, and bilingualism. The diversity of approaches makes this an essential handbook for all those interested in Latin language and literature.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line
Author: Lynn Miller
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781449043698

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"The boundaries of gay relationships, family life, and the confusing world of adolescence are just some of the areas Miller touches upon ... a taste of Philadelphia as it is and as it was in the 19th century as Gilroy and his grandson follow the exploits of a common ancestor who played a part in the city's history and the world of science."--Page 4 of cover.

Assembly Bill

Assembly Bill
Author: California. Legislature. Assembly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1971
Genre: Bills, Legislative
ISBN: UCBK:Z006373661

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