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Tom James

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When a boy with a hidden surname joins a new school somewhere in Africa, pupils skirmish, and the headmaster cries; a nearby house burns, and another boy drowns:"Are you Aya, Aye, Ayi, Ayo or Ayu, brother?"Some mouths would inquire any moment. If I skirted, they'd survey my features, distinguish my accent, glean my surname, or ransack my bag in my absence for clues (in my former school, Ayas supplemented lunch with yams; Ayes packed termites, roasted caterpillars or monkey steak). Would I maintain that my name - like a white boy's - is TOM JAMES?

Call Me Tom

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Call Me Tom is the first book-length biography of one of Missouri's most successful senators. A moderate liberal in a conservative state, Thomas F. Eagleton was known for his political independence, integrity, and intelligence, likely the reasons Eagleton never once lost an election in his thirty years of public service. Born in St. Louis, Eagleton began his public career in 1956 as St. Louis Circuit Attorney. At 27, he was the youngest person in the history of the state to hold that position, and he duplicated the feat in his next two elected positions, attorney general in 1960 and lieutenant governor in 1964. In 1968, he was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1987. He was thrown into the national spotlight in 1972 when revelations regarding his mental health, particularly the shock treatments he received for depression, forced his resignation as a vice presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. All of that would overshadow his significant contributions as senator, especially on environmental and social legislation, as well as his defense of Congressional authority on war making and his role in the U.S. military disengagement from Southeast Asia in 1973. Respected biographer James N. Giglio provides readers with an encompassing and nuanced portrait of Eagleton by placing the man and his career in the context of his times. Giglio allows readers to see his rumpled suits, smell the smoke of his Pall Mall cigarettes, hear his gravelly voice, and relish his sense of humor. At the same time, Giglio does not shy away from the personal torments that Eagleton had to overcome. A definitive examination of the senator's career also reveals his unique ability to work with Republican counterparts, especially prior to the 1980s when bipartisanship was more possible. Measuring the effect his mental illness had on his career, Giglio determines that the removal of aspirations for higher office in 1972 made Eagleton a better senator. He consistently took principled

Tom Burke Of "Ours" (Complete)

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I WAS led to write this story by two impulses: first, the fascination which the name and exploits of the great Emperor had ever exercised on my mind as a boy; and secondly, by the favorable notice which the Press had bestowed upon my scenes of soldier life in "Charles O'Malley." If I had not in the wars of the Empire the patriotic spirit of a great national struggle to sustain me, I had a field far wider and grander than any afforded by our Peninsular campaigns; while in the character of the French army, composed as it was of elements derived from every rank and condition, there were picturesque effects one might have sought for in vain throughout the rest of Europe. It was my fortune to have known personally some of those who filled great parts in this glorious drama. I had listened over and over to their descriptions of scenes, to which their look, and voice, and manner imparted a thrilling intensity of interest. I had opportunities of questioning them for explanations, of asking for solutions of this and that difficulty which had puzzled me, till I grew so familiar with the great names of the time, the events, and even the localities, that when I addressed myself to my tale, it was with a mind filled by my topics to the utter exclusion of all other subjects. Neither before nor since have I ever enjoyed to the same extent the sense of being so entirely engrossed by a single theme. A great tableau of the Empire, from its gorgeous celebrations in Paris to its numerous achievements on the field of battle, was ever outspread before me, and I sat down rather to record than to invent the scenes of my story. A feeling that, as I treated of real events I was bound to maintain a degree of accuracy in relation to them, even in fiction, made me endeavor to possess myself of a correct knowledge of localities, and, so far as I was able, with a due estimate of those whose characters I discussed

Tom Hardy

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From playing a rogue agent in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to taking on the role of villainous Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises-an in-depth look the versatile and edgy actor With his raw talent, edginess, and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays, Tom Hardy is well on his way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. With a host of critically acclaimed performances under his belt, Tom's star is undoubtedly in the ascendant. Born into an idyllic, middle-class life in the suburbs, by his teenage years Tom had grown restless and started to rebel. Bad behavior in the form of alcoholism, drug abuse, and criminal activity ensued and, after a brief stint working as a model, fate intervened and he found his way into an acting course at his local college. Having been plucked from drama school to appear in Band of Brothers, by 2003 his addictions had got the better of him and he collapsed in Soho. Rehabilitation followed, as did a rare second chance at hitting the big time. It was Hardy's stand-out performances as Stuart Shorter in BBC TV's Stuart, A Life Backwards and as Britain's most notorious prisoner in the film Bronson which really made audiences and critics sit up and take notice. Since then, he has earned himself a reputation as a shape-shifting actor with the skill to slip effortlessly in and out of contrasting characters such as Eames in blockbuster Inception and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. This biography explores his wayward youth, his drama school years, his burnout, and his complex route to eventual success. With a host of major films in 2012 and beyond, he is clearly Hollywood's hottest property.

Tom Hardy

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From playing a rogue agent in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to taking on the role of villainous Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises-an in-depth look the versatile and edgy actor With his raw talent, edginess, and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays, Tom Hardy is well on his way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. With a host of critically acclaimed performances under his belt, Tom's star is undoubtedly in the ascendant. Born into an idyllic, middle-class, suburban life, by his teenage years Tom had grown restless and started to rebel. Bad behavior in the form of alcoholism, drug abuse, and criminal activity ensued and, after a brief stint working as a model, fate intervened and he found his way into an acting course at a local college. Having been plucked from drama school to appear in Band of Brothers, by 2003 his addictions had got the better of him and he collapsed in Soho. Rehabilitation followed, as did a rare second chance at hitting the big time. It was Hardy's stand-out performances as Stuart Shorter in BBC TV's Stuart, A Life Backwards and as Britain's most notorious prisoner in the film Bronson which really made audiences and critics sit up and take notice. Since then, he has earned himself a reputation as a shape-shifting actor with the skill to slip effortlessly in and out of contrasting characters such as Eames in the blockbuster Inception and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. This biography explores his wayward youth, his drama school years, his burnout, and his complex route to eventual success. With a host of major films in 2012 and beyond, he is clearly Hollywood's hottest property.

Colonel Tom Parker

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Based on unprecedented research and interviews, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) includes new revelations and insights into rock music's most renowned and notorious manager.

Living the Faith: A Life of Tom Monaghan

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Who is Tom Monaghan? Is he the four-year-old kid whose father died on Christmas Eve and whose mother sent him to an orphanage and then a juvenile detention home? Is he the entrepreneurial genius who built Domino's Pizza from a hole-in-the-wall pizzeria in Michigan into an American brand as world-conquering as Ford or Coke? Is he the religious visionary who sold Domino's for $1 billion to create an orthodox Catholic university, law school, and special interest law firm with the goal of transforming America to reflect his conservative values? He's all that and more. With extensive interviews with friends and enemies plus unprecedented access to the man himself, but wholly without his authorization, Living the Faith illuminates Tom Monaghan, the man and the myth. Living the Faith is the much-needed, definitive biography of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in the realms of American business and religion. Through eighteen hard-boiled chapters, journalist James Leonard follows Monaghan on his path from a heartbroken kid who climbed into his father's coffin to the business tycoon who purchased the world-champion Detroit Tigers and spent a fortune on his own air force, navy, and island to the religious visionary who founded a university to make saints and a public interest law firm to overturn evolution. A sympathetic but critical perspective of the man and his works, this book is for believers, nonbelievers, and agnostics; for conservatives, liberals, and independents; for the rich, the poor, and the shrinking middle class. Mainly, however, this book is for those who want the facts about Tom Monaghan-and the truth about the effect religion had on one man and the effect that man had on the world.

Saving Tom Black

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Saving Tom Black, a Western set in Arizona in 1888, is sure to please any reader, whether or not one likes Westerns. Follow Betsy DuBonnet as she escapes from the Orphan Train taking her West and embarks on one of the most adventurous escapades of her seventeen-year-old life. Befriended by a black porter who finds the blonde beauty hiding in a cattle car, he helps her disguise herself as a boy so she can travel alone more safely in the wild West. Her disguise as Tom Black fools few, however, especially Jake Silver, U.S. Deputy Marshal. This story is funny, sad, tender, and action-packed. It's the first book in the Jake Silver Adventure Series. Shirley Johnson of Mid-West Book Review had this to say: "Saving Tom Black is a story that is pure, yet exciting; tender, yet brimming with danger; sad, yet joyous. It is a story that will cascade you with emotions, and at the end leave you satisfied and smiling. This is one book I would be proud to keep in my personal library and recommend to young and old. This is a writer who knows how to get into your very heart with a true treasure of a read. Well done!

Tom Hardy: Dark Star Rising

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From playing a rogue agent in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, to taking on the role of villainous Bane in Batman: The Dark Knight Rises-an in-depth look the versatile and edgy actor With his raw talent, edginess, and ability to utterly inhabit the characters he plays, Tom Hardy is well on his way to becoming the finest actor of his generation. With a host of critically acclaimed performances under his belt, Tom's star is undoubtedly in the ascendant. Born into an idyllic, middle-class life in the suburbs, by his teenage years Tom had grown restless and started to rebel. Bad behavior in the form of alcoholism, drug abuse, and criminal activity ensued and, after a brief stint working as a model, fate intervened and he found his way into an acting course at his local college. Having been plucked from drama school to appear in Band of Brothers, by 2003 his addictions had got the better of him and he collapsed in Soho. Rehabilitation followed, as did a rare second chance at hitting the big time. It was Hardy's stand-out performances as Stuart Shorter in BBC TV's Stuart, A Life Backwards and as Britain's most notorious prisoner in the film Bronson which really made audiences and critics sit up and take notice. Since then, he has earned himself a reputation as a shape-shifting actor with the skill to slip effortlessly in and out of contrasting characters such as Eames in blockbuster Inception and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights. This biography explores his wayward youth, his drama school years, his burnout, and his complex route to eventual success. With a host of major films in 2012 and beyond, he is clearly Hollywood's hottest property.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Retold For Kids (Beginner Reader Classics)

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is one of the most thrilling books ever wrote…but it's also difficult for some younger readers. This book takes the classic novels and retells it for modern readers! Adapted from "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain, this modern day version will have you flipping pages to find out what happens next! KidLit-O's newest series helps introduce younger readers to classic works of literature by retelling them as beginning reader chapter books.

Angela James

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Dubbed "the Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey," Angela James became the most dominant female player on the planet from the early 1980s through the mid 1990s. Her rise to hockey stardom, however, was a true long shot. During a difficult childhood plagued by near poverty and familial chaos, hockey was James's escape. Talent and determination eventually took this hockey pioneer from struggling for ice time on boys' teams to the Hockey Hall of Fame where in 2010, she became the first woman, first openly gay player, and second black athlete to ever be inducted. Angela James: The First Superstar of Canadian Women's Hockey charts James's rise to stardom from learning how to play on borrowed skates to dominating as an international success, from her controversial exclusion from the 1998 Olympic women's hockey team and its aftermath to becoming the passionate educator, coach and mother that she is today. This authorized biography features exclusive access to James, as well as one-on-one interviews with those who know her best, including some of the biggest names in women's hockey such as Hayley Wickenheiser, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Bob Nicholson, Melody Davidson and Cammi Granato. The book also includes an introduction written by former NHL star and Stanley Cup-winner Adam Graves, a long time friend of James.

James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus

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In his day he dominated the political landscape like no one in Ohio's long, proud history ever had-or likely ever will. James A. Rhodes (1909-2001) plotted a path that took him from tiny Coalton, Ohio, to the governor's office. In this first biography of Rhodes, his life and political career are scrutinized by those who knew him best-the working press. Written by three journalists who covered Rhodes in overlapping periods, this account traces, often with uproarious humor, his unlikely rise to power. It discusses his four terms as governor, his subsequent 20 years as a political elder, and even his avocation as an inventor. Rhodes was a far cry from a typical politician, shunning ideology to the point of alienating Republican leaders. He was elected because he promised the unobtainable, and at times he actually delivered. "Find out what people want, and give it to them" was his credo. In private life, he joined cronies in the business world and made millions of dollars, sometimes using inside knowledge to help start commercial ventures. James A. Rhodes, Ohio Colossus recounts Rhodes's upbringing in a single-parent household, his modest schooling, and an illness that deprived him of a lung. It chronicles the attempts to tar Rhodes with scandal and the tragedy that indelibly marred his tenure as governor- the National Guard shootings of student protesters at Kent State University in May 1970. His later years as governor were highlighted by his stubborn resistance to environmental protection, something he thought would cost jobs, especially in the coal industry. According to Rhodes, "Every social ill among able-bodied Ohioans" was the consequence of joblessness In his post-public life, Rhodes got a patent on a complex system of airlocks and filters making indoor air more than 99 percent germ-free. He envisioned an "Environmental City" that could prolong life. His grandiose ideas didn't always pan out in the short run, but in some cases they came to fruition years later.

Tom and Anna in Danger: The Case of the Disappearing Dogs

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Our two young heroes, Tom Sinclair and Anna Kavanagh, are at it again. This time they are confronted by the puzzling disappearance of a large number of dogs, including their friend, Mia's. Without warning they are thrown into a desperate situation and barely escape without harm. In a spectacular climax they secure the arrest of their attacker and are led towards a solution of the case of the disappearing dogs.

JOHNNY TOM GLEESON: THE AUTHOR OF THE BOULD THADY QUILL

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JOHNNY TOM GLEESON: THE AUTHOR OF THE BOULD THADY QUILL

Liverpool Assassin. Tom's Tavern: Georgian England. (Episode 1: A Crime Mystery Story).

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'1805: Tom's Maritime Tavern, Mersey Quayside, Liverpool.'Captain Tom Smedley owns Tom's Tavern, at the heart of a lively maritime community in Georgian Liverpool. Tom is always there to help his neighbours, whether it's money on the slate or investigations into criminal activities. Tom, an ex privateer, lives above the tavern with his son, Jonathon, (a love-lorn writer of the local newspaper). Tom's recently married daughter, Rose and her husband George, also live in the tavern. However, the arrival of baby Billy, has caused great upheaval in the cramped conditions they share. But Tom is occupied by another arrival in town - a government sponsored assassin. Rumours fly around the community that the assassin is out to gun down the abolitionists. They are trying to bring an end to the slave trade and rich pickings for every fat merchant in Liverpool. At least the Captain's love life with Sarah Collins, a celebrated actress from the Theatre Royal, is more settled. Until rumours of an alleged affair with the Duke of York (younger brother of Prince Regent) begin to circulate. Unfortunately, Tom's life gets more complicated, when the assassin guns down a prominent member of the maritime community.

Stuff Happens: Tom

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Stuff Happens is an important new series for boys aged between 7 and 11 about everyday challenges. Created by series editor, Susannah McFarlane, and written by established authors Tony Wilson, Andrew Daddo, Philip Gwynne, Will Kostakis, Oliver Phommavanh, Scot Gardner, Justin D'Ath and James Roy, each book features a different character and follows them as they overcome a particular everyday challenge. It explores those everyday struggles in life that boys can sometimes be reluctant to express: quarrels with mates, a bad day at school, fear of disappointing mum and dad, rejection and not fitting in. Stuff Happens. Real-life stories for boys. Suitable for beginner and newly confident readers. Stuff happens sometimes. Everyday stuff. At school, at home, with sport, with mates. For Tom it happened during a tennis match. Tom Connors is a very good tennis player. When it comes to hitting a ball over a net he can do it better than almost anyone else his age, including the state-ranked Johnny Vargese who trains at the same club as Tom and also goes to Monvale Primary. Tom's problem is that he struggles to control his nerves in a match, particularly on his serve. His left arm seems to have a mind of its own and he can't even toss the ball up straight, let alone hit the serve powerfully into a corner of the box like Johnny can. Tom was fine until 6 months ago when he held match point against Johnny in the club championship, only to serve a double fault and lose the match. He thinks about this loss all the time, and ever since his serve and game have got progressively worse. Tom must find a way to overcome these nerves. Can he find a way?

Tom Swift and his Sky Racer

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Is this Tom Swift, the inventor of several airships?" The man who had rung the bell glanced at the youth who answered his summons. "Yes, I'm Tom Swift," was the reply. "Did you wish to see me?" "I do. I'm Mr. James Gunmore, secretary of the Eagle Park Aviation Association. I had some correspondence with you about a prize contest we are going to hold. I believe

Tom Willoughby's Scouts

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Working under the pseudonym "Herbert Strang," English authors Charles James L'Estrange and George Herbert Ely paired up to pen a series of enduringly popular adventure stories intended for younger readers. Tom Willoughby's Scouts is a timeless action-adventure tale that will appeal to thrill-seeking readers of all ages.

Ross and Tom: Two American Tragedies

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This is the story of Ross Lockridge, author of Raintree County, and Thomas Heggen, creator of Mr. Roberts, each catapulted into sudden fame and money, each thrust young and unprepared into the center of the American Dream, and each, in his own way, playing out a tragedy of self-destruction. John Leggett has re-created their growing up in a Midwest of deep American traditions and has explored their loves and friendships to discover why their lives ultimately failed them. Ross Lockridge was dedicated to celebrating the American Spirit, its history and its heritage, and his work, reflecting it, was hailed as the most ambitious since that of Thomas Wolfe. But Puritan pride and tradition would not let him live easily with the complexities and contradictions of acclaim. Thomas Heggen had all the glamour of theatrical success. HIs days were spent with such men as Henry Fonda, Joshua Logan, Budd Schulberg, and Ernest Hemingway. It seemed a charmed life. But he had already gone through one marriage and was addicted to drink and pills, and his dark and brooding spirit seemed to take no pleasure in its rewards. Ross and Tom is a deep and hauntingly detailed portrait of two gifted writers, the worlds in which they moved, and their final descent into the Fitzgeraldian crack-up where "in the real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning."Ross and Tom is a thoroughly absorbing and finally most moving chronicle of what two best-selling authors did and suffered in homage to what William James called the American bitch goddess-the success business." -Alfred Kazan

James

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Let five premier teachers of God's Word lead you to a closer, more intimate understanding of God's message to His people. Intended as companions to the Blackaby Study Bible, these guides also stand alone as a complete study of a book of the Bible. The lessons include: Leader's notes 7 studies based on reference materials included in the Blackaby Study Bible An explanation and interpretation of Scripture A story that illustrates the passage in focus Other Bible verses related to the theme Questions for reflection Suggestions for application in everyday life
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