For many, Harold Thomas is best known for his practical wisdom in business; founding and building Idaho's TrusJoist Corporation, whose success spanned just over four decades. Others would point to his legacy of philanthropy. Still others might cite his key role in the Quest Aircraft Company and development of the unique "Kodiak" for international humanitarian applications. Insiders might emphasize his love of family and others. Harold wondered why he didn't know more about his own family history. It was a little perplexing. He has wanted to share more of his adventure so that his friends and family didn't experience the same loss. His life has been a fascinating journey through the business world, the worlds of aviation, missions and philanthropy; and the story is finally told here. This isn't simply a story of success and philanthropy, but a story to encourage family and friends to trust God and give themselves to His adventure for their lives! -Editor
Meet all of the engines in this Thomas & Friends board book with a padded cover! Train-loving boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will love to discover fascinating facts about Thomas, Nia, Bertie, Harold, and all their favorite Thomas & Friends characters in this sturdy board book with padded cover. In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden train engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W Awdry, made up to accompany the wonderful toy were first published in 1945 and became the basis for the Railway Series, a collection of books about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends--and the rest is history. Thomas & Friends(TM) are now a big extended family of engines and others on the Island of Sodor. They appear not only in books but also in television shows and movies, and as a wide variety of beautifully made toys. The adventures of Thomas and his friends, which are always, ultimately, about friendship, have delighted generations of train-loving boys and girls for more than 70 years and will continue to do so for generations to come.
When the power goes down on Sodor, Thomas and his friends are stranded all over the island. With his bright, shining searchlight, Harold must find the engines and guide them all home. Slide Harold's searchlight under the pictures to find Thomas and his engine friends. What else will you find on each page?
Written for every sports fan who follows the Chicago White Sox, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the locker room to the field, the book includes stories about Carlton Fisk, Bo Jackson, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Billy Pierce, and Frank Thomas, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.
A Study Guide for Harold Glen Borland's "When the Legends Die," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1967.
Peep! Peep! All aboard with Thomas the Tank Engine in this magnetic adventure! Toddlers can take a journey across the Island of Sodor and meet all the trains in this fun, magnetic book with 4 great scenes. Then create adventures of your own with Thomas, James, Percy, Harold and all their friends. Each of the 10 engines is a magnetic piece that can be used again and again. There are hours of fun to be had and this is the perfect way to encourage children aged 3 and up to use their imaginations. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.
In fulfilling a promise made forty-five years ago, Logan discovers love in the most unusual way. Logan and Dawson head to Eureka, California to deliver a long-overdue package to Harold Redwolf. All the while, there is a growing sense of urgency driving the men to complete this mission. Does Kenny's spirit know something that the two living men don't know? As they travel to the West Coast, they continue to fall in love, and discover how much each means to the other. Then they meet Harold, and realise every shattered dream makes way for a promise fulfilled.
Homecrest Avenue is a humorous drama about a disenchanted, middle-aged Italian-American man. Retired with a cardiovascular bypass, he takes stock of his life on the occasion of his ninety-year-old father's illness. In the course of sorting out his own failures and successes, reality from illusion, he gains insight about himself, his family and his mother, whose spirit permeates all throughout the book. The story moves from memories of youth to the onerous task of caring for a ninety-year-old bilious father. The father comes to live with the son, a bad idea. To stave off patricide, the family decides to put the irascible widower in a nursing home. The search is arduous, the conclusion unexpected but salutary. It's The Actors' Fund Retirement Home, situated on a hill in a country club setting. Here, at age ninety, the father becomes the new kid on the block, intruding his brand of excitement and romance into the staid lives of flagging residents.
He was a pillar of the community, serving on local committees, donating prizes to the rugby club, organising charity collections. His patients thought the world of him: he was attentive, kind, never too busy to chat. Yet Dr Harold Frederick Shipman was also the most prolific serial killer the world has ever known, with between 200 and 300 victims. Quietly, for many years, the small, bespectacled GP was making unexpected house calls - and walking out leaving a dead body behind. The murderous career of Dr Shipman only came to an end when police in Hyde, Greater Manchester, were called to investigate a forged will. Overnight, they found themselves embroiled in the biggest murder case in British history. Substantially revised and updated since Shipman's suicide in prison, this is a compelling account of these monstrous crimes and of the man who committed them. The authors have had unparalleled access to friends, colleagues and patients. Their in-depth and authoritative investigation looks at how he killed, how he was able to get away with it for so long, and - most important of all - why.