Roughneck

Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501160990

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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Derek Ouellette's glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he's been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. When his long-lost sister Beth shows up, on the run from an abusive boyfriend, the two escape to a secluded hunting camp in the woods. There, living off the land, they reconnect with each other, the painful secrets of their past, and their Cree heritage...and start to heal. But Beth's ex-boyfriend is hunting them. As he circles closer, he threatens to shatter this newfound peace and pull both Derek and Beth back into the world of self-destruction they've fought so hard to leave behind. Touching and harrowing, this is a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story about family, heritage, and breaking the cycle of violence.
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Roughneck

Author: Alexandra Sellers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459279204

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The secret she kept… THE SON HE NEVER KNEW Calla was first and foremost a mother. So when the child she loved formed a bond with the enigmatic and exciting Josh Wrangler, her every instinct told her to be afraid. Because no matter how much she wanted Josh, there were some things they couldn't share, not if she was going to protect Jonathan—the son Josh had never known…. THE WOMAN HE LOVED Josh Wrangler was falling hard for Calla. But despite the passion in her kiss, a secret lurked in her eyes. Would it keep him from making her the wife he'd always wanted—and away from the little boy he'd just begun to love?
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Roughneck Grace

Farmer Yoga, Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and Other Brief Essays from on and off the Back Forty

Author: Michael Perry

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 0870208136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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New York Times bestselling author, humorist, and newspaper columnist Michael Perry returns with a new collection of bite-sized essays from his Sunday Wisconsin State Journal column, “Roughneck Grace.” Perry’s perspectives on everything from cleaning the chicken coop to sharing a New York City elevator with supermodels will have you snorting with laughter on one page, blinking back tears on the next, and--no matter your zip code--nodding in recognition throughout.
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Roughneck Cowboy

Author: Marin Thomas

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426885129

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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When his mom passed, roughneck Travis Cartwright thought he'd lost the only family he and his daughter Charlie had. That is until he discovers an estranged father and siblings living just a few hours away. They might be strangers, but they're blood, and Travis needs to protect Charlie should tragedy strike at his dangerous job. Dominick Cartwright offers his son more than peace of mind. He gives Travis a new job, a place to live and a side project—to convince Dominick's stubborn neighbor, Sara Sanders, to sell her ranch. Travis is confident he can smooth talk the plain-Jane teacher into selling quickly, but there's more to Sara than meets the eye. Soon Travis loses sight of his mission…and his heart. As their relationship grows, they uncover painful family secrets, and Dominick's real motives. Then, the sparks fly!
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Roughneck Daddy

A Memoir

Author: Donna F. Orchard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145358823X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

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My daddys daddy is my Big Papa, Leroy Percy Volmar. Thats where this story begins since I never saw the face of my great grandfather, James Joseph Volmar, whos buried somewhere around Etoil, Texas; except for one picture where hes lined up with members of the Masonic Lodge, upright dignified men in aprons, embroidered cowls down to their waists. And thats not a picture to be passed around to average folks or women. I expect that at my great grandfathers wake, a Mason sneaked the picture out from under his coat and gave it to my Big Papa who wears the black ring too. My grandfather had a big bunch of brothers and two sisters. Well, you might as well say one sister. My great-aunt Edna got TB when she was a girl and they sent her to Boonville, Arkansas, to a sanatorium for a twelve-year quarantine. When it was time to get out, shed been there most of her life and decided to stay. Big Papas wild brother Bill got the Volmars from Texas to Louisiana. They had to hotfoot it out after Bill went and killed a man during an argument. Leroy, Eb, and Bill ran to North Louisiana hoping the law would give out before they did. That dead body changed just about everything for the Volmars. Recently at a family reunion my brother and I were talking about our great-uncle Bill. Donna, do you think he was saved? Well, I know he was saved one day from the law when he made it to Louisiana where he married five times, a younger woman each time. Jim, my daddy, was a roughneck and picked up where his wild Uncle Bill left off. From Chapter 9 Blow Out I was up in the derrick and I heard a rumble down in the hole. I dont think the driller realized when he heard the kick what was happening. Before I had time to yell down, there was a flash, and then a blast jarred my feet off my board. The well was gonna go. I reached out to cling onto one of the steel shafts when I was knocked from one side to the other in that derrick. Thank God I didnt have on a damn safety belt up 120 feet high. Sounded like a freight train when we hit that gas. I leaned out and pulled the soft line close. Had to get ready to leap out on the damn thing. I hung out there seemed like forever while that rope swung me back and forth, banged me up against the derrick. I pushed away with one foot until I could get my legs around the rope and slide down. The whole shebang was about to blow. I was flying down that rope by the time my feet touched the ground. Looked up to see the god damn tubing bust clean off. Oil went spewing everywhere, shot way high in the air. It felt like hail until I looked down and saw grease plastered all over me. We fell over each other trying to get away. After we jumped in the car, we looked around at each other, What in the shit just happened? Are you hurt, Daddy? Im okay, but look at my arms, theyre already red and burning. I dont ever want to be caught up in that derrick again when some god damn driller isnt paying attention. Or maybe hed never seen a well come in. I wont ever work for him again. You can get fuckin killed. Honey, Ive got to hurry up and get in the tub. Find my lye soap and Petroleum Jelly. Youre a sight. Have you looked in the mirror? Im scared. Baby. Ill be alright. From Chapter 10 Greyhound to Cincinnati I see the faces of smutty, ragshag men watching me from all the rows clear to the back. Guess they decided they didnt need a shave to ride a Greyhound. Any one of them could be that serial killer on the news. Theres a bad smell in here, too. Granny says bouquet for smell. She says its more ladylike. But I think shed even agree theres no sweet bouquet on this bus. One day, Ill get me a ticket on an airplane. Hey, Bubba, I wonder what Mother will have for us to eat. Probably some of those store-bought cookies she sends for Christmas in the tin, crumbled up by the time they
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Roughneck Nine-One

The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-team at War

Author: Frank Antenori,Hans Halberstadt

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429967552

Category: History

Page: 288

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On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-team (call sign Roughneck Nine-One), confronted a vastly superior force—one that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers—at a remote crossroads near the small village of Debecka, Iraq. The rest is history... Along the way, they endured a U.S .Navy F-14 dropping a 500-pound bomb on supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the ever-present threat of WMDs, and countless other deadly obstacles. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of how one Special Forces A-team recruited and organized, trained and eventually fought—and won—a legendary conflict that will influence American military doctrine for years to come.
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Diary of a Roughneck Traveler

Mexico and Central America

Author: Michael Madrid

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490710450

Category: Travel

Page: 180

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This book has been written for the purpose of dispelling many imagined and erroneous concepts to the world of extreme budget travel. Extreme budget travel exists, it is relatively safe, and it is alive and well. This author has lived the life of an extreme budget traveler. He will explain how travel to many places in the world is easily accessible and available to anyone on virtually any type of budget. Through these pages you will find the blue print to make your extreme budget travel plans. A detailed list of safety preparations, travel gear and proper travel documentation will be outlined. You will be a witness to street life as few have viewed it before. Example after example will be shown to demonstrate the use of time and sense of adventure as your currency to the wonders of the world. This author puts you in the moment on a daily basis. You will read about actual experiences and mistakes as only a daily journal can relate. You will experience the adventure of travel success and mistakes. Extreme budget travel in Mexico and Central America is a learned craft. The authors intent is to bring the reader into a problematic scene as a voyeur so the reader may mentally comment on the solution. If you are put in the moment then you the reader will be practicing and exercising for your future adventure.
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Dirty Scoundrel: Roughneck Billionaires 2

Author: Jessica Clare

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472253019

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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In Dirty Scoundrel, a sizzling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Dirty Money, Jessica Clare, there's rich, and then there's filthy rich when an oil tycoon takes being a roughneck billionaire to a new level. Fans of J.S. Scott, Louise Bay and Melody Anne - prepare to be dazzled. Clay Price has everything he's ever wanted, except the one thing money can't buy - Natalie Weston. Years ago, Clay and Natalie were in love...until she turned down his marriage proposal. Now Clay and his brothers are oil-rich billionaires, and they can have whatever they want. And what Clay wants is Natalie in his bed, no matter what it takes. If it means being ruthless, he'll do it. Natalie gave up on true love years ago when the realities of the world destroyed her fairy-tale hopes. Giving up Clay is her biggest regret in life, and she's excited to see him return...until she finds out why. Clay's got one hell of a proposal for her: he'll save her father's business and bail Natalie out of debt if she'll agree to become his very personal assistant. It's clear that he wants more from her than just typing. It's also clear that Natalie has no choice. This scoundrel's bet could destroy any hope they had of reconciliation - or it could bring them together once and for all... Want more irresistible romance? Look for Jessica's Billionaire Boys Club titles, starting with Stranded With A Billionaire, as well as the sizzling spinoff series, Billionaires and Bridesmaids, starting with The Billionaire And The Virgin.
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Roughneck

The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood

Author: Peter Carlson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393302080

Category:

Page: 352

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Oil & Gas Handbook

A Roughneck's Guide to the Universe

Author: Will Pettijohn P. E. C.,Will Pettijohn, P.e.c.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468545329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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This book offers you a brief, but very involved look into the operations in the drilling of an Oil & Gas well. From start to finish, you'll see a general prognosis of the drilling process. If you are new to the oil & gas industry, you'll enjoy having a leg up with the knowledge of these processes. If you are a seasoned oil & gas person, you'll enjoy reading what you may or may not know in these pages.
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