Solomon Hawke's 17th century adventures continue as he leaves England to escape the persecution of supporters of the Monarchy by the ruling Parliamentarians. Now wealthy and the owner of a powerful ship he sets out for the American colony of Virginia with his family and compatriots. Here Solomon finds allies and enemies within the Colonial and Indian comunities whilst continuing to support the King's cause. He volunteers to fight in Ireland and Wales...
2) Herb Brooks
The U. S. hockey team's victory at the 1980 Olympics was a Miracle on Ice - a miracle largely brought about by Herb Brooks, the legendary coach who forged that invincible team. Famously antagonistic toward the press at Lake Placid, Brooks nonetheless turned to sportswriter John Gilbert after each game, giving his longtime friend and confidant what became the most comprehensive coverage of the '80 team. This book is Gilbert's memoir of Brooks. Neither...
The true story of a death in East Timor and the power of a mother's grief. In 1991, Helen Todd received the phone call that every parent dreads. Half a world away, in East Timor, her son Kamal had been shot. Kamal's tragic death at the hands of the Indonesian military set Helen on a course that would span five countries and four years, and which culminated in a landmark legal case in a United States court. Independence for East Timor seemed a long...
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The highest-grossing silent film of all time, as well as the first realistic war drama, tells the harrowing story of a young man's (John Gilbert) front-line experiences in World War I. The film fiercely captures the heroism of the ordinary foot soldier struggling to survive, and how James' determination to return to the village girl he loves faces the ultimate test.
5) Fast workers
The friendship between a pair of riveters, Gunner and Bucker, who keep themselves honest by stealing each other's girl. This practice goes terribly awry when streetwise grifter gal Mary becomes the middle of their perpetual triangle--Container.