TLC (Tranquility Logistics Corporation) is a story of overcoming obstacles. A small group of people working for NASA on the Lunar Colonization Project were looking at financial restrictions canceling their program. The story follows these people as they band together and try to find private funding. Finding a willing and beautiful colonist helps. Following them through trials and triumphs, delight and devastation in a sometimes shocking and often sexy tangle of their paths is sure to keep the pages turning. Follow them as they recruit new characters to their cause and their Idea grows exponentially causing a turn in the economy and sparking world interest. But keep in mind; this is space travel, the most dangerous job yet.
"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.
And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big
Author: Jensen Karp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Kanye West Owes Me $300 might be the funniest rap memoir ever.” –LA Weekly After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and then almost became a star. When 12-year old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey—one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl," the most famous white rapper you've never heard of. On his way to (almost) celebrity, Jensen shares his childhood run-ins with rock-listening, southern California classmates, who tell him that "rap is for black people," and then recounts his record-breaking rap battling streak on popular radio contest “The Roll Call”—a run that caught the eye of a music industry hungry for new rap voices in the early ‘00s. He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, and will.i.am. Finally, he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory. Full of rollicking stories from his close brush with fame, Karp’s hilarious memoir is the ultimate fish-out-of-water story about a guy who follows an unlikely passion—trying to crack the rap game—despite what everyone else says. It’s 30 Rock for the rap set; 8 Mile for the suburbs; and quite the journey for a white kid from the valley. From the Hardcover edition.
Max Horvat,our anti-hero ex scientist cum free lance reporter manages to escape the torture masters in a communist jail to find himself in the West all at sea. He signs up for a South African gold mine working underground. A mine accident where he renders capably first help saves life of a Polish mining engineer Adam Malik,later to become Dr Malik and one of the leading gold explorer geologists in Africa. War once more breaks out in the Balkans. Mark's homeland Croatia is being invaded by its arch enemy Serbia. Threatening the ultimate disaster,Max with his younger brother volunteer with many others to fight. They are thrown into the worst of it. Defence of the city of Vukovar. He is one of a few survivors,and manages to take a boat ride though the fogged up Danube into Hungary. Along the way his brother Kresho is cut to pieces in a real act of butchery by Serb nationalist the Chetniks. Max gets there in time to watch his brothers mutilated body begging to finish him off. The memory of this never lets go and gives Max nightmares for the rest of his life. Worse is to come. Returning to Zagreb in Croatia he gets promoted and dispatched to fight on in a free for all Bosnia's war. He refuses to go until he finds his only child Daria is in a Serbs concentration camp. More war,more senseless stupid butchery .Our anti-hero refuses further promotion and the medals. Sick of war he finds Australia on the map. As far away as possible! And still the memories and nightmares linger on to torment Max. There he saves up enough to buy an ageing sloop and sets out on a voyage to his birth place,the island of Mljet in the Adriatic. Once more nothing goes to plan. Far from it. In fact,the real adventure begins in his dropping anchor in Zanzibar Harbour. Here an Arab Christian damsel in distress and confrontation with a shady gun runner Hamoud ensue in a high drama,until only one of them remains . Max's yacht Sounion is sunk in Farquhar Lagoon Seychelles, and he arrested and sentenced for illegal entry and manslaughter with diminished responsibility. He gets out of jail in four years having served half of the sentence due to what must be the luckiest of breaks,and rejoins the human race as a man reborn. In act four he meets Vivian de Viliers a Science Master and the two hit it off. Vivian's twin sisters form a "Sisterhood Circle",draw the men in,which unravels in unforeseen developments. Other lively characters join in. Ian McLarty a dying mining engineer for one. Max is on overload. The black dog won't let go. He is about to blow his brains out .With Vivian delivering a black baby the last straw. Only last minute intervention of the Circle members saves Max at the end of his sufferings and determined to end it all by committing suicide.
Alan Hutchinson, middle sibling of the Hutchinson family, is single, handsome and very lucky with women. He was an eternal playboy with a heartbreaker reputation. As a veterinarian working in San Francisco, he is also very successful. But tired of the big city hassles and commotion, he decides to take a vacation to his native New Jersey and spend time with family. He never imagined that this vacation would change his life for ever. When his hometown veterinarian retires, he is offered the job and he accepts it, but he does not anticipate that the job comes with fringe benefits... the assistant. Guanelis, is young, beautiful and tanned with long black hair, traits she inherited from the Tainos natives of the Caribbean. She is happy with her job as an assistant to the town’s veterinarian, but when Alan takes his place; her whole world is turned up side down.
The descendant of a sorceress is entrusted with guarding the "Sleeping Beau," a handsome man in a deep sleep, but when he re-awakens, she must help him find his re-incarnated bride, even if it means losing him. Original.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a ‘perfect life' can lose it all—and then find everything. Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind substance. Never mind playing by the rules. Never mind karma. But Darcy's neat, perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the plain-Jane "good girl," steals her fiancé, while Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life...with a baby on the way. Darcy tries to recover, fleeing to her childhood friend living in London and resorting to her tried-and-true methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life on a new continent, Darcy finds that her rules no longer apply. It is only then that Darcy can begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood. Emily Giffin's Something Blue is a novel about one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after. It's a novel for anyone who has ever, even secretly, wondered if the last thing you want is really the one thing you need.
Some call him hermit Others call him hero Noah Saari is a North Country Man A few years ago, Noah left the woods of Michigan, ready to make a difference in the world. After a tragic accident, he came back—blamed by some, pitied by others, misunderstood by all. Now the only thing he wants is to be left alone. Then one night, Claire Levander stumbles across his path. Claire's not made for the backwoods—she's a businesswoman whose idea of the perfect vacation spot is a well-stocked resort. And although he doesn't know it, she has a plan that could change the lives of the few people in his hometown he still cares about. Even worse is the fact that she just might change his.
Winner of ASIS Internationals 2015 Security Book of the Year AwardTerrorist attacks occur daily and are increasingly being aimed at civilian populations around the world. Battlefield lines have been redrawn to include churches, schools, hospitals, and malls. This breach of moral boundary is shocking and invokes feartwo primary goals of terrorism.