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Summary and reviews of The Finest Hours by Michael J. Tougias

In the winter of 1952, New England was battered by the most brutal nor'easter in years. As the weather wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic became a wind-whipped zone of peril. In the early hours of Monday, February 18, while the storm raged, two oil tankers, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer, found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic's mercy. The Finest Hours is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships.

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The Blind Beggar

A book review of Mike Yankoski’s “Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America. ” * Paperback: 224 pages * Publisher: Multnomah Books (March 2005) * Language: English * ISBN-10: 1590524020 * Available on both the Sony Reader and Kindle. I love this book. Read it from cover-to-cover in less than 72 hours. It is about two twenty-something Jesus followers (Mike Yankoski and Sam Purvis) who spend five months on the streets of six difference American cities as homeless men. They “went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight.

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Against the Odds

That 63-year-old Tracy Kidder may have just written his finest work — indeed, one of the truly stunning books I’ve read this year — is proof that the secret to memorable nonfiction is so often the writer’s readiness to be ­surprised. Of course, most writers, from daily reporters to best-selling authors, get paid for something else: knowing what they want early on, getting the goods and then anxiously turning them into something worth reading. The reason this model tends to miss more than hit is that the most precious gems gathered in any journalistic journey are frequently those found around the edges of a story.

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Crime and Punishment

"Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a broad consciousness and a deep heart. Truly great men, I think, must feel great sorrow in this world. " In this review I focus on the theme of pain as a path toward personal growth and discovering one’s true identity. I dedicate it to my friend Jeffrey. At first we would just read each others’ reviews. It was a common painful experience that brought us together and let me get to know the fabulous person behind the written words. Thank you for being "Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a broad consciousness and a deep heart.

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English project canterville ghost

1. En g l i s hPr o j e c t 2. This is a review of a novel “the Canterville ghost”written by Oscar Wilde. It is a horror story but with adifference which is why I thought of writing a review. I went through the book and found it interesting. Ihave tried to inform my readers about the book as wellas possible have discussed the general plot, thecharacters as well as the summary in details. I havehonestly given my opinions about the plus points andnegative ones. I hope my readers find this reviewhelpful in deciding whether to read the book or not.

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Flowertown

5 StarsFlowertown is a fabulous summer read and a real sleeper that needs to get some notoriety. This is a post apocalyptic novel that takes place with an intimate setting and is a nice twist from the standards of the genre. This is not a zombie book. It is however a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your summer lounge, quickly swiping away at your ereader, and it will throw you through some kick ass twist and turns along the way. “Flowertown was the derogatory, and therefore customary5 StarsFlowertown is a fabulous summer read and a real sleeper that needs to get some notoriety.

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Paths of Glory

Here's another great book I listened to in the car as I do errands, etc. It was very hard to leave it in the car after not very long. This is not your usual Jeffery Archer with a twist, but more of a historical novel. I now want to see the movie that the guy who climbed with them made. Some people have dreams that are so magnificent that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. People like Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, NHere's another great book I listened to in the car as I do errands, etc.

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The Third Rail: Teachers’ Jim Leech and The Globe’s Jacquie McNish make pension reform simple Add to ...

Jim Leech With our federal and provincial ministers soon to meet once again on pension reform, the publication of this book could not be more timely. Even better, it is not just another dull pensions book full of demographic projections, mortality tables, balance sheet funded ratios, and investment strategies. Instead, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan chief executive officer Jim Leech and senior Globe and Mail writer Jacquie McNish have written a compelling narrative on the growing gaps that have emerged in Canada’s retirement income system, and what we can and must do to close them.

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Heaven Is For Real (Burpo) - Discussion Questions

Page 4 of 4 Discussion Questions Use our LitLovers Book Club Resources; they can help with discussions for any book: • How to Discuss a Book (helpful discussion tips)• Generic Discussion Questions—Fiction and Nonfiction• Read-Think-Talk (a guided reading chart) Also consider these LitLovers talking points to help get a discussion started for Heaven Is For Real: 1. Have you read other accounts of those who have experienced heaven? If so, how does Colton's experience compare?2. Does the way in which Colton reveals his journey—little by little, piece at a time, rather than all at once—make his story more, or less, credible for you?3.

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The Mitten

Now, let me say from the start that, having read Jan Brett's version first, I prefer it. And unless your home library is enormous, you probably don't need both books. However, as the comments here show, many people prefer this version, which predates Brett's version by quite a while. If you can get your hands on both, do so - keep one for yourself and donate the other to a local school!This story is a great classic. A boy loses his mitten in the woods, a series of progressively larger animals clNow, let me say from the start that, having read Jan Brett's version first, I prefer it.

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