The Hawker Hurricane won lasting fame in the service of the RAF during the Battle of Britain.
Author: Peter R. March
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
The Hawker Hurricane won lasting fame in the service of the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Over 11,700 examples were eventually built of this versatile and deadly combat aircraft, fulfilling an incredible number of contrasting roles. Its design, development and production are described in detail, as are the Hurricane’s widely varied operational roles during the Second World War, both at home and overseas. Full details are given of production figures, production variants, and operational service with all RAF and RN squadrons and units.
After suffering throat cancer, Alex Higgins now reflects on his turbulent life and career in his first full autobiography. The Hurricane is back - prepare to be caught up in the carnage.
Author: Alex Higgins
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Considered by many to be a genius at his peak, Alex Higgins's unorthodox play and exciting style earned him the nickname 'Hurricane' and led to his immense popularity and fame. In 1972 he became the youngest winner of the World Championship, repeating his victory in emotional style in 1982. Higgins's story is so much more than just snooker. Head-butting tournament officials, threatening to shoot team-mates, getting involved with gangsters, abusing referees, affairs with glamorous women, frequent fines and lengthy bans, all contributed to Higgins slipping down the rankings as he succumbed to drink and lost his fortune. After suffering throat cancer, Alex Higgins now reflects on his turbulent life and career in his first full autobiography. The Hurricane is back - prepare to be caught up in the carnage.
Author: Rubin Hurricane CarterPublish On: 2011-01-01
A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin Hurricane Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted.
Author: Rubin Hurricane Carter
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin Hurricane Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter's personal philosophy--born of the unimaginable duress of wrongful imprisonment and conceived through his defiance of the brutal institution of prison and a decade of solitary confinement--this work offers hope for those who have none and serves as a call to action for those who abhor injustice. Exposing the inherent flaws in the legal and penal systems, this autobiography also serves as a prison survival manual--be it a brick-and-mortar cell or the metaphorical prison of childhood abuse, racism, and despair.
The Hurricane in Newport: A Graphic Story of the Storm by an Eyewitness (
Newport, R.I., 1938) and the Joseph W Blaine Family Papers at the Rhode Island
Historical Society. On the Conanicut Island bus tragedy, see Scotti, Sudden Sea,
Author: Aram Goudsouzian
Publisher: Applewood Books
A gripping description of New England's storm of the century.
More than 6,000 souls perished. Shortly after the storm, author Nathan C. Green set out to share with the world the Story of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane .
Author: Nathan C. Green
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
One hundred years after the hurricane of 1900 devastated Galveston, Texas, it remains the most deadly natural disaster in United States history. Although many heeded the warnings of local weatherman Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline, numerous others did not. More than 6,000 souls perished. Shortly after the storm, author Nathan C. Green set out to share with the world the Story of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane . For those who had lost their lives, he would become their voice; for those who had somehow miraculously survived, he would become their chronicler. To further memorialize the events of the Galveston Hurricane, Pelican has reprinted Dr. Isaac Monroe Cline's Storms, Floods and Sunshine: An Autobiography, which it first published in 1945.
The Story of the Cyclonic Tropical Storms that Have Struck Bermuda and the
Islanders' Folk-lore Regarding Them Terry Tucker. OTHER BOOKS BY THE
SAME AUTHOR ... and islet ' s separate picture and story . BEWARE THE HURRICANE !
Some of us became policemen, but that doesn't really fit into this story. I have
spent a lot of time, therefore, trying to figure out what can go wrong. It's my
heritage, and I consider myself a scientist of sorts, observing and experimenting
with one ...
Author: Bill Murphy
These short essays are sometimes humorous, sometimes funny, sometimes smile and/or laugh inducing, although they sometimes sit there like cups of flat, lukewarm, recycled beer. Even then, however, it must be admitted, they are short. Mostly they're pretty funny.
The Torontonian authors adopted an illiterate black teen from Brooklyn.
Author: Sam Chaiton
Publisher: Pocket Books
Category: Judicial error
This astounding true story begins in 1966, when in a flagrant miscarriage of justice, middleweight boxing contender Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter is sentenced to life for the murder of three men in a New Jersey bar. Thirteen years later, in a Brooklyn ghetto a group of Canadians meet Lesra (Lazarus) Martin, a functionally illiterate child who wins their hearts. They take Lesra to Canada, adopt and educate him. Education opens new worlds for Lesra, and one of the first books he reads is The 16th Round by Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter. It was a book destined to change Lesra's life forever, and the lives of his entire adopted family. Outraged and moved by Rubin's story Lesra and his Canadian friends seek him out and determine to take up his cause. The inspiring relationship which ensued forms the heart of LAZARUS AND THE HURRICANE - a riveting legal drama, a fast-paced murder investigation and a moving account of hope and humanity and the indomitability of the human spirit.
Based on the experiences of many hurricane victims, this fictional story follows Antonio and his family who fled to a safer part of the island, then returning to their village where they struggle to rebuild with little help.
Author: Heather C. Hudak
Category: Disaster relief
"In 2017, Puerto Rico was hit hard by Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island, buildings, and people, and knocked out power. Based on the experiences of many hurricane victims, this fictional story follows Antonio and his family who fled to a safer part of the island, then returning to their village where they struggle to rebuild with little help. Interspersed with facts and case studies about what causes hurricanes, this narrative tells a story common to many people who have had to flee and rebuild their lives after losing their homes, possessions, and sometimes, loved ones"--
Author: James Patterson SmithPublish On: 2012-03-05
This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Author: James Patterson Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
This book presents the fullest account yet written of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in a wealth of oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane swept a record thirty-foot storm surge across a seventy-five-mile stretch of unprotected Mississippi towns and cities. James Patterson Smith takes us through life and death accounts of storm day, August 29, 2005, and the precarious days of food and water shortages that followed. Along the way the narrative treats us to inspiring episodes of neighborly compassion and creative responses to the greatest natural disaster in American history. The heroes of this saga are the local people and local officials. In often moving accounts, the book addresses the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s long struggle to remove a record-setting volume of debris and get on with the rebuilding of homes, schools, jobs, and public infrastructure. Along the way readers are offered insights into the politics of recovery funding and the bureaucratic bungling and hubris that afflicted the storm response and complicated and delayed the work of recovery. Still, there are ample accounts of things done well, and a moving chapter gives us a feel for the psychological, spiritual, and material impact of the eight hundred thousand people from across the nation who gave of themselves as volunteers in the Mississippi recovery effort.
This is the sad yet uplifting story of a man who had everything to play for, but now has to play hard for anything he can get.
Author: John Hennessey
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When Alex Higgins' first manager, John McLaughlin, bestowed the nickname 'Hurricane Higgins' on the young, feisty snooker player he had no idea just how apt it was to prove over the next thirty years. Eye of the Hurricane details a sad but uplifting story of a man who had everything to play for but now has to play hard for anything he can get. It describes Higgins, sitting fitfully on snooker's sidelines, still has a story to tell, another controversy to spark. Author John Hennessey promises a 'wart and all' account of Alex Higgin's life and that is precisely what he delivers in this thoroughly absorbing book. . . well-told but cautionary tale of how narr ow the line is between genius and insanity 'This first proper account of Higgin's life is all the more clear-eyed for being written without his co-operation.
The second age , the ' sun of air , ' terminated with a great hurricane which swept
away trees , rocks , houses and people , although many men and women
escaped , chiefly such as took refuge in caves which the hurricane could not
The motivation behind writing Salvage was no doubt political for Ward, mirroring
the conclusion that Esch reaches by the end of the novel: that she needs to tell
the story of the hurricane and of its destructive motherhood and, therein, to return
Author: Dana E. Lawrence
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.
Inspired by a remarkable true story of a whimbrel who fought her way through a devastating storm, this book brings a brave little shorebird to life through poetic language and vividly expressive art by a debut author-illustrator.
Author: Fiona Halliday
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Category: Juvenile Fiction
When the autumnal equinox arrives, Numenia takes off with her two sisters and thousands of other birds to begin their long migration from the Arctic to the islands of the Caribbean. But there is a dangerous storm brewing on the horizon. When the hurricane hits, fierce winds rip Numenia away from her family. This small, scrappy whimbrel must make her way through unfamiliar terrain and rough conditions to reunite with her sisters. Battling hunger, loneliness, and raging winds, Numenia finds the strength to endure the elements on her miraculous journey. Inspired by a remarkable true story of a whimbrel who fought her way through a devastating storm, this book brings a brave little shorebird to life through poetic language and vividly expressive art by a debut author-illustrator.
A Story of Children's Life in the West Indies Shirley M. Gudmundson. with the
schooner - her eyes grew bigger as he talked . Suddenly he seemed to Laurel
very grown up — like a man , she thought . She remembered the time when he
The side of the hurricane - deck acted , when the vessel was heeled over , as one
vast sail , and , no doubt , had much to do with putting her on her beam - ends .
The general impression of the survivors appeared to be that , with the ship ...
Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.
Author: Steve Pitt
Publisher: Tundra Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The weather forecast for the evening of October 15, 1954 was simply “rain tonight.” In fact, the hurricane was a devastating one. The storm swept from North Carolina up into Canada. In Toronto, Ontario, the official death count was 81, but it was probably much higher because the many people living in the ravines were not part of the census. Penny Doucette was 8 years old on the night the storm raged in Toronto. She, her parents, and their elderly neighbor found themselves clinging to the roof of the house as they watched the house next door float away on the swollen Humber River. Augmenting the dramatic story are illustrations, archival photographs, and fascinating information about hurricanes: their causes, their history, and lore. Published for the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, this is a valuable resource for young readers.
MEMORABLE EVENTS : “ The Devastating Hurricane of 1938 " by Celia LoPinto
Natural disasters can leave lasting memories . Celia began the story quilt class
thinking she had no tale to tell until she remembered a childhood hurricane .
Author: Mary Mashuta
Publisher: C & T Pub
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Shows readers how to capture the moments of their lives in interesting, meaningful story quilts, describing how to select topics, collect ideas and fabrics, and use traditional blocks to begin the design
For Antillean youths , who must negotiate their own space in a society still subject
to French hegemony , this story has important potential consequences .
Vayssières represents a black historical figure in a way that instills pride , and