To Wake the Giant

To Wake the Giant

In this story of innocence, heroism, sacrifice, and unfathomable blindness, Shaara’s gift for storytelling uses these familiar wartime themes to shine a light on the personal, the painful, the tragic, and the thrilling—and on a crucial ...

Author: Jeff Shaara

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780593129630

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The New York Times bestselling master of military historical fiction tells the story of Pearl Harbor as only he can in the first novel of a gripping new series set in World War II’s Pacific theater. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt watches uneasily as the world heads rapidly down a dangerous path. The Japanese have waged an aggressive campaign against China, and they now begin to expand their ambitions to other parts of Asia. As their expansion efforts grow bolder, their enemies know that Japan’s ultimate goal is total conquest over the region, especially when the Japanese align themselves with Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy, who wage their own war of conquest across Europe. Meanwhile, the British stand nearly alone against Hitler, and there is pressure in Washington to transfer America’s powerful fleet of warships from Hawaii to the Atlantic to join the fight against German U-boats that are devastating shipping. But despite deep concerns about weakening the Pacific fleet, no one believes that the main base at Pearl Harbor is under any real threat. Told through the eyes of widely diverse characters, this story looks at all sides of the drama and puts the reader squarely in the middle. In Washington, Secretary of State Cordell Hull must balance his own concerns between President Roosevelt and the Japanese ambassador, Kichisaburo Nomura, who is little more than a puppet of his own government. In Japan, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto wins skeptical approval for his outrageous plans in the Pacific, yet he understands more than anyone that an attack on Pearl Harbor will start a war that Japan cannot win. In Hawaii, Commander Joseph Rochefort’s job as an accomplished intelligence officer is to decode radio signals and detect the location of the Japanese fleet, but when the airwaves suddenly go silent, no one has any idea why. And from a small Depression-ravaged town, nineteen-year-old Tommy Biggs sees the Navy as his chance to escape and happily accepts his assignment, every sailor’s dream: the battleship USS Arizona. With you-are-there immediacy, Shaara opens up the mysteries of just how Japan—a small, deeply militarist nation—could launch one of history’s most devastating surprise attacks. In this story of innocence, heroism, sacrifice, and unfathomable blindness, Shaara’s gift for storytelling uses these familiar wartime themes to shine a light on the personal, the painful, the tragic, and the thrilling—and on a crucial part of history we must never forget.
Categories: Fiction

Awaken the Giant Within

Awaken the Giant Within

The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness ...

Author: Tony Robbins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743274333

Category: Self-Help

Page: 544

View: 697

Wake up and take control of your life! From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation's leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
Categories: Self-Help

Waking the Giant

Waking the Giant

Twenty thousand years ago our planet was an icehouse.

Author: Bill McGuire

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191633881

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 966

Twenty thousand years ago our planet was an icehouse. Temperatures were down six degrees; ice sheets kilometres thick buried much of Europe and North America and sea levels were 130m lower. The following 15 millennia saw an astonishing transformation as our planet metamorphosed into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. One of the most dynamic periods in Earth history saw rocketing temperatures melt the great ice sheets like butter on a hot summer's day; feeding torrents of freshwater into ocean basins that rapidly filled to present levels. The removal of the enormous weight of ice at high latitudes caused the crust to bounce back triggering earthquakes in Europe and North America and provoking an unprecedented volcanic outburst in Iceland. A giant submarine landslide off the coast of Norway sent a tsunami crashing onto the Scottish coast while around the margins of the continents the massive load exerted on the crust by soaring sea levels encouraged a widespread seismic and volcanic rejoinder. In many ways, this post-glacial world mirrors that projected to arise as a consequence of unmitigated climate change driven by human activities. Already there are signs that the effects of climbing global temperatures are causing the sleeping giant to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also a more geologically fractious one?
Categories: Science

In the Wake of the Giant

In the Wake of the Giant

Contrasting "native" and "outsider" points of view, this book explores the contemporary realities of work, development and redevelopment in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a New England community undergoing rapid industrial restructuring.

Author: Max H. Kirsch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791438287

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 862

Contrasting "native" and "outsider" points of view, this book explores the contemporary realities of work, development and redevelopment in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a New England community undergoing rapid industrial restructuring.
Categories: Social Science

Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant

Explores leftist techniques and policies that the author claims have put the United States on the wrong path and describes how to counter them to combat political and economic ruin.

Author: Timothy C. Daughtry

Publisher:

ISBN: 0825306795

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 370

Explores leftist techniques and policies that the author claims have put the United States on the wrong path and describes how to counter them to combat political and economic ruin.
Categories: Political Science

Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921 24

Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition  1921 24

One evening when the giant lay dozing , the two men caught sight of a bear , a
great he - bear . At first they did not know how to wake the giant , but then one of
the men picked up a piece of rock and began hammering at the giant's head .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:72748806

Category: Arctic regions

Page:

View: 861

Categories: Arctic regions

Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921 24

Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition  1921 24

But the dwarf kept on calling out , and so at last the giant went up after him . The
dwarfs , inɔrarugliga ' rzuit , who are mountain spirits , have the faculty of growing
to suit the size of the things they meet , and so it happened now ; the little dwarf ...

Author: Thule Expedition, 5th, 1921-1924

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035319527

Category: Arctic regions

Page:

View: 411

Categories: Arctic regions

Proceedings of the 1960 Annual Spring Meeting

Proceedings of the 1960 Annual Spring Meeting

So the women went away and the men started to pile wood around where the
giant was sleeping and when they did this they lighted the wood all around and
they made a noise to wake the giant . When he woke they threw sticks at him and
 ...

Author: American Ethnological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002027585

Category: Algonquian Indians

Page: 129

View: 200

Categories: Algonquian Indians

Proceedings of the Annual Spring Meeting

Proceedings of the Annual Spring Meeting

So the women went away and the men started to pile wood around where the
giant was sleeping and when they did this they lighted the wood all around and
they made a noise to wake the giant . When he woke they threw sticks at him and
 ...

Author: American Ethnological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000001746419

Category: Anthropology

Page:

View: 811

Categories: Anthropology

Proceedings of the Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society

Proceedings of the     Annual Spring Meeting of the American Ethnological Society

So the women went away and the men started to pile wood around where the
giant was sleeping and when they did this they lighted the wood all around and
they made a noise to wake the giant . When he woke they threw sticks at him and
 ...

Author: American Ethnological Society

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010440241

Category: Ethnology

Page:

View: 196

Categories: Ethnology

Yule Tide Stories

Yule Tide Stories

But long as the crone had slept , she , nevertheless , would not wake up ,
although the guests were every moment expected . So the giant went to wake her
, crying aloud : “ Wake up ! wake up , mother ! ” But no one answered . He called
a ...

Author: Benjamin Thorpe

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044100887447

Category: Children's stories

Page: 504

View: 336

Categories: Children's stories

Ancient Danish Ballads

Ancient Danish Ballads

13 The slumbering giant he rous ' d from sleep With thrust of his spear so rough ;
" Awake thee , Giant ! ... this wild heath for many a year " I ' ve rested me day and
night , “ And never has one come here before “ To wake me from sleep to fight .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300076737

Category: Ballads, Danish

Page:

View: 494

Categories: Ballads, Danish

Managerial and Organizational Reality

Managerial and Organizational Reality

Whenever we attempt something difficult there is always a sense that we have to
wake some giant slumbering inside ourselves , some greater force as yet hidden
from us . We look for better work by first looking for a better image of ourselves .

Author: Peter J. Frost

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063832344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 524

View: 725

Written to introduce readers to the experiences people have in organizations, this book provides a reality-based perspective on the everyday happenings in organizations at all professional levels. With current and informative readings that provoke reflection and discussion, this book gives readers a real-world overview of organizational behavior from executive managerial levels to those of lower level participants. For professionals with a career in organizational behavior, management, business relations, organizational psychology, communications, public relations, education, and social work.
Categories: Business & Economics

Waking Up the Sleeping Giant

Waking Up the Sleeping Giant

My strategy is to wake you up and make revolutionary movements exist in our
region , try to keep it alive , call a general strike , thought - provoking debates and
... You are sleeping giants , wake up now and strike the glorious blow for freedom
.

Author: Actor Lugard Tare-Otu

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073165230

Category: Ijo (African people)

Page: 93

View: 752

Categories: Ijo (African people)

Richard Durham s Destination Freedom

Richard Durham s Destination Freedom

GULLAH : ( Thoughtfully ) He was a giant ? DENMARK : You and the slaves are
giants . The masters are the little men . When the slaves wake and stretch , they '
ll be free . You can help awaken those who believe in your spells . GULLAH : I ...

Author: Richard Durham

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015014868502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 263

View: 167

In light of discriminatory traditions and pervasive distortions and stereotypes of blacks in the arts in the United States, the appearance in the late 1940s of the radio program "Destination Freedom" represents a striking incongruity. Broadcast for over two years over WMAQ, the Chicago affiliate of NBC, this provocative half-hour feature probed with candor the achievements and careers of eminent blacks. This volume consists of the 15 most important "Destination Freedom" scripts, each introduced with a short history of the subject matter and consideration of the script within Richard Durham's intellectual world view. Durham is considered one of the most significant Afro-American dramatists in broadcasting history and his achievement is stunning, especially when set against the history of blacks in radio.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Eagle s Claw

The Eagle s Claw

The story of Midway has been told many times, but never before like this.

Author: Jeff Shaara

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780525619451

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 769

In a riveting tale that picks up where To Wake the Giant left off, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara transports us to the Battle of Midway in another masterpiece of military historical fiction. Spring 1942. The United States is reeling from the blow the Japanese inflicted at Pearl Harbor. But the Americans are determined to turn the tide. The key comes from Commander Joe Rochefort, a little known “code breaker” who cracks the Japanese military encryption. With Rochefort’s astonishing discovery, Admiral Chester Nimitz will know precisely what the Japanese are planning. But the battle to counter those plans must still be fought. From the American side, the shocking conflict is seen through the eyes of Rochefort and Admiral Nimitz, as well as fighter pilot Lieutenant Percy “Perk” Baker and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Doug Ackroyd. On the Japanese side, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is the mastermind. His key subordinates are Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, aging and infirm, and Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi, a firebrand who has no patience for Nagumo’s hesitation. Together, these two men must play out the chess game designed by Yamamoto, without any idea that the Americans are anticipating their every move on the sea and in the air. Jeff Shaara recounts in electrifying detail what happens when these two sides finally meet, in what will be known ever after as one of the most definitive and heroic examples of combat ever seen. In The Eagle’s Claw, he recounts, with his trademark you-are-there immediacy and signature depth of research, one single battle that changed not only the outcome of a war but the course of our entire global history. The story of Midway has been told many times, but never before like this.
Categories: Fiction

Shhh

Shhh

While touring an intriguing castle, the reader is warned not to wake the giant. Features lift-the-flap illustrations.

Author: Sally Grindley

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933718196

Category:

Page: 32

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While touring an intriguing castle, the reader is warned not to wake the giant. Features lift-the-flap illustrations.
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The Saga of American Collectors Association

The Saga of American Collectors Association

As we talked there together , I began to realize that this giantPaul Bunyan - had
made a great impression upon our minds . It was he who had lured ... A small boy
dreamed of waking up a giant which flashed across the sky . Today electricity is ...

Author: V. L. Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89062988654

Category:

Page: 308

View: 116

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The Complete Plays of Charles Ludlam

The Complete Plays of Charles Ludlam

GIANT : What's the good of sitting around with your nose in a book ? I'd much
rather count my ... GIANT : Pick up where you left off . GIANTESS : Oh , yes . ... He
steals past the sleeping GIANT , trying carefully not to wake him . A giant mouse ...

Author: Charles Ludlam

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39076001042691

Category: Drama

Page: 905

View: 228

Briefly traces the playwright's life, and presents all twenty-nine of his plays, which combined farce, melodrama, and satire
Categories: Drama