War of the Eagles

Author: Eric Walters

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

View: 381

During WWII, Jed’s English father serves as a fighter pilot overseas, while Jed and his mother move back to her Tsimshian community on Canada's west coast. When the military sets up a naval base in town, Jed is hired to help out, honored it seems, for both his father's bravery and his own native skills as a hunter. Presented with a military jacket, Jed finds an allegiance to his country and a pride in his mixed heritage that he's never felt before. But one day Jed's world is shattered. His best friend Tadashi, along with the other members of the nearby Japanese village, are declared enemy aliens and told to prepare to leave their homes. Now Jed must ask himself where his allegiance really belongs...to his country's rigid code, or to the truth that is buried in his Tsimshian soul.

The Eagles Encyclopedia

Author: Ray Didinger

Publisher: Temple University Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

View: 988

The first comprehensive history of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Heaven And Hell

My Life In The Eagles, 1974-2001

Author: Don Felder

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 476

The Eagles wrote the soundtrack to the Seventies and Eighties - and even now their albums top the charts. But backstage, there were no peaceful, easy feelings... Don Felder was just a poor boy from Florida, but when he joined the Eagles he soared into the stratosphere. Alongside former bandmates Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner, and Felder's childhood friend Bernie Leadon, he sold tens of millions of records (Eagles: Their Greatest Hits: 1971-1975 is the bestselling album of all time), performed before countless adoring fans, and co-wrote the renowned hit 'Hotel California'. His guitar-playing ability lifted the band from mere popularity to iconic status. And now Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles' decades of public silence to take fans behind the scenes - where drugs, greed and endless acrimony threatened to tear the band apart almost daily. "Maybe there was too much talent. Maybe the personalities clashed with the egos. Whatever the reason, there were always these explosive arguments going on while I sat silently in a corner. I never expected it to survive. Never once did I feel, 'Hey, I got it made. This thing's gonna last for years.'" Felder was wrong about that, but he was also right: the band split up in 1980, only to reunite for 1994's mega-selling 'Hell Freezes Over' album and tour. But tempers continued to flare, and in 2001, after 27 contentious years as an Eagle, Felder was summarily fired by the 'board of directors': Frey and Henley. Lawsuits and counter-suits followed. In 'Heaven and Hell', Felder takes us inside the pressurised recording studios, the trashed hotel rooms and the tension-filled courtrooms, where he, Frey, and Henley had their ultimate confrontation.

Tales from the Eagles Sideline

Author: Gordon Forbes

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

View: 410

Even in their worst of seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles maintained their tradition of toughness. This toughness is exemplified by the greats who have put on the Eagles uniform-from legends like Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren to modern-day heroes like Reggie White and Donovan McNabb.In Tales from the Eagles Sidelines, veteran football writer Gordon Forbes profiles the individuals who have thrilled Philadelphia fans since the team's inception in 1933 through its recent return to glory with McNabb at the helm. Forbes details how these men become legendary heroes, not only because of the championships they won but because of their hard-knocking style.They were relentless athletes playing in a city that has always appreciated hard, tough performers more than fancy steppers. And when the winter winds arrive and the Eagles are playing for something more than their paychecks, there is a wonderful love affair that spirals in the frosty air between the fans and their "iggles," as the team is called.Tales from the Eagles Sidelines recalls the great players and some of the not-so-great characters told in the form of flashbacks to another time. Some of the stories, like Vince Papale's Rocky-like adventures, are stirring to the soul. Others, like Fred Hill's courageous fight to save his leukemia-stricken daughter, sadden the mind. All of the individual tales, however, share a common bond. They are all about Eagles who wore the green, silver, and white and played in a very special city.

On the Eagles’ Wings

Those Who Hope in the Lord Will Renew Their Strength. They Will Soar on Wings like Eagles.


Publisher: WestBow Press


Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 695

On the Eagles’ Wings is a practical book that one can easily identify with, as it exposes the practical issues that affect the outcome of decisions that people make while they face different challenges in life. This book outlines the principles that individuals must pay attention to in order to make a wise choice in critical moments when they are faced with a difficult decision. It also exposes common pitfalls that could make situations worse if they are not carefully avoided, like making hasty decisions. When an individual is faced with dilemma, if the person is not strong in the Lord, he or she can easily be blown about by every wind of doctrine, easily deterring one from reaching his goal. On the Eagles’ Wings can be used as a point of reference by anyone going through difficult times or facing having to make a life-altering decision. This book is written based on biblical facts and references, as well as on true stories shared by Christians who have lived through hard times and have now shared the experiences that helped to ground them in the Lord. People go through different challenges in life. The most important thing while going through these trials is not so much the challenge itself, but instead how each individual tackles the situation—this is what makes the difference and grants the person victory. As Christians, we know that our faith is rooted in the Lord.

The Eagles' Cry

Author: Gracie Pearl Mahoney

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 127

View: 280

The Eagles Cry is set in Oklahoma in 1950 after decades of events that have tested the fiber of family and community strength; The Dust Bowl, the Great Depression, and World War II. As a community emerges still intact from these external adversities, they discover that an internal malevolence may be their downfall. A murderer has suddenly started killing women and children in the particularly unworldly, small town of Bugtussel. People are afraid for their families, and afraid of one another, as the only outside suspects in the case, the hobos, have spread the word to avoid Bugtussel. Now a community must look within to see who among them is trying to tear them apart. Meet colorful characters like Hobo Moses, Ole Grannie Wise Owl, Sam Snakekiller, Billy, the goat, and Ole Dolly, the horse, through the experiences of two little girls, Gracie and Willie Jones. In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird large social issues tested by childhood innocence become less complicated and more terrifying. With these two adventuress and imaginative little girls, though, a family and ultimately a community find out how to rise up on wings like eagles and overcome the storms. Book Excerpt Granpa Shares a Vision Gracie had awakened suddenly. She heard the front screen groan as Granpa opened and closed it. She heard the creek of protest from the porch as he let himself down on his favorite spot just to the right of the steps. She climbed out of bed trying not to wake Willie, but before she could slip her dress over her head and get out the door, Willie was beside her. They came as quietly as they could through the protesting front screen and silently crept into Granpas lap. Listen, he whispered. Watch. The eastern light turned crimson as the world became brighter around them. The rooster dutifully announced the beginning of another day. The chickens emerged clucking, milling around, scratching for the early worm, and occasionally fighting over it. Willie wriggled to get a more comfortable position. Gracie held her breath. Something about Granpa told her this was very important to her. Look. It was almost a sigh. The girls gaze followed Granpas pointing finger to the sky. They saw a small, dark spot on the horizon, appearing as if by signal from Granpa. Soon a great bird came closer. As it grew near, another approached. They are high, high, Gracie thought. Then she heard a cry from the first; an answering cry from the other. The clearness, the sharpness of the call touched something deep inside her. She heard Willies sigh of awe. Thats the eagle, Granpa said. The eagles circled, calling to each other. One came close and rose again with a cry. Gracie was lost in them. She felt their freedom and joy burst in her heart. She cried from joy. Willie held tighter to Granpa. The chicken noises faded away and the three of them were lost in the eagles. The three were eagles. They were flying in the heavens calling to each other recognition as they passed. Granpa held them close, his love like a warm comforter. When your father died, he said, I had a time of anguish and bitterness. I couldnt seem to get out of the darkness around me. Then, Jesus gave me a vision. I saw ice-topped mountains, with several eagles flyin amongst them. Each time one would pass the other, they would cry in recognition to each other. They flew high above the earth, tangled in nothin; their eyes on heaven. Granpa was quiet for awhile, then he said with compassion, Without the joy of the Lord, life is like them chickens over there. Heads close to the ground, peckin out a livin, fightin over the earth worm. I was like that rooster, risin early in the mornin and gettin lost in the earth and scratchin. Sadness was there for a moment. Then, he finished, I learned some things you jist had to turn over to the Lord, and fly with the eagles. They both hugged Granpa close. Im a

The Eagles' Brood

Book Three of The Camulod Chronicles

Author: Jack Whyte

Publisher: Forge Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 442

The Eagles' Brood by Jack Whyte continues the saga of the Colony known as Camulod, and the tale of the descendants of those brave Romans who forged a new way of life for the Celt and Roman peoples when the Roman legions departed Britain. Most know the new leader of the Colony as Merlyn; all call him Commander. Cauis Merlyn Britannicus is responsible for their safety, and all look to him for guidance, leadership, justice, and salvation. It is a harsh life but a good community, and Merlyn is dedicated to spreading the influence of Roman culture beyond the Colony's borders. Uther Pendragon, the man who will father the legendary Arthur, is the cousin Merlyn has known and loved since they were birthed, four hours apart on the same day, the year the legions left Britain. He is the tireless warrior--the red dragon to Merlyn's great silver bear--and between the two of them, the Colony knows few enemies. As different as they can be, they are inseparable: two faces of the same coin. In a world torn apart by warfare and upheaval, each is the other's certainty and guarantee of the survival of the Colony . . . until a vicious crime, one that strikes at the roots of Merlyn's life, drives a wedge between them. A wedge that threatens the fate of a nation . . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rise of the Eagles

Volume One of the Eagles' Saga

Author: Bryan Rice

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 677

The Eagles are rising... Following a nighttime auto accident, Keith Brandon awakens to find himself nearly two hundred years into the future. His former life and world mysteriously destroyed, Keith teams up with Outlanders Jason Dodger and Cindy Sawyer. They venture into the world of the Global Empire, intent on avenging the death of Cindy's father and his tribe. The three encounter a number of malcontents and exiles on their journey. Keith finds his plans for personal revenge altered into a quest to free his new world from the clutches of Dr. Luther Von Jade, self-proclaimed emperor of Earth. Amid the discovery of new allies and potential traitors, the fledgling rebel group will face the terrifying war machines of the Global Empire. The Eagles must persevere to save humanity from an uncertain future.

Between the Eagles

The Dragoons

Author: Stephen Wuensche

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 217

Between the Eagles is the beginning of a Texas that might have been, as told through the eyes of a young army officer. Edward Rabb is the youngest son in a family of the first Texas settlers, Austins Old Three Hundred, ambitious and eager to find a life beyond the existence on his fathers plantation. The journey takes him through the hardest country in the Republic: old Spanish Missions, the edge of distant settlements, and the rugged deserts of northern Mexico. Assigned to a captain hardened by frontier service and paired with another lieutenant with his own ambitions, Rabb quickly learns that hostile Comanches and a vengeful Mexico are not the only threats he will face. Faced for the first time with life and death decisions, the experience will force him to decide if his lifes ambition is what he expected it to be or truly wanted.



Publisher: Dorrance Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 82

View: 277

Honesty and integrity. Right from wrong. That is what this cloak and dagger mystery has woven into it. These qualities are unfortunately lacking in much of today’s society, including business and government. This book could be a good teaching tool for your class, if you are a teacher, or for parents. This book should be a must read for all those above a fourth grade reading level. SOUTHWEST FAIRIES: RETURN OF THE EAGLES is a continuing saga from Southwest Fairies: Shadow Souls. The story continues to blend the Native American culture of two Navajo children with their friend who resides in the local military base. Their friendship, courage, and values grow as they overcome and undo the evil which has been perpetrated on eagles.