The Last Ship

A Novel

Author: William Brinkley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156676

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 8450

TV tie-in edition “An extraordinary novel of men at war” (The Washington Post) and the bestselling book that inspired the TNT mini-series The unimaginable has happened. The world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the U.S.S. Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain—one-hundred-and-fifty-two men and twenty-six women—to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are earth’s last remaining survivors—and they’ve all been exposed to radiation. When none of the women seems able to conceive, fear sets in. Will this be the end of humankind? For readers of Going Home by A. American, Lights Out by David Crawford, The End and The Long Road by G. Michael Hopf, and One Second After by William Forstchen.

Last Ship from Rangoon

A Tale of the Courageous Survivors of the Last British Merchant Ship to Flee Rangoon in 1942 and Their Adventurous Journey Back to England

Author: John Van Wyck Gould

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504921313

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 5622

On March 7, 1942, in the midst of WWII, a British merchant ship fled Burma (now Myanmar) only minutes ahead of the invading Japanese army. This vessel, the last ship from Rangoon, acts as the starting point for an engrossing account of escape, suspense, hope and courage. In this period largely undocumented by American literature, fear and desperation invade the lives of British Merchant seamen as violence threatens their welfare, their ships, and their livelihoods. Last Ship from Rangoon recounts a harrowing tale of 132 seamen’s arduous efforts to return to England; imprisoned by the Senegalese, these men must flee from an inescapable French prison and hack their way through dense jungle toward the English colony of Gambia. Based upon the story of a retired British Merchant Marine seaman, whom he met whilst traveling in South East Asia, John Van Wyck Gould has crafted a tale of adventure, courage, hardship, and survival.

The Last Ship

Author: Jan Lowe Shinebourne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845232467

Category: Guyana

Page: 164

View: 3035

For Joan Wong, growing up in a Chinese family in the political turmoil of 1960s Guyana, family history is never straightforward. There are the examples of her grandmothers - Clarice Chung, iron-willed matriarch who has ensured the family's survival through unremitting toil, with her pride in maintaining racial and cultural identity, and Susan Leo, whose failures have shamed the family, who found comfort from harsh poverty in relationships with two Indian men and adopting an Indian life-style. Later, when Joan Wong makes her own pilgrimage to ancestral China at the turn of the twenty-first century, there are surprises in store.

The Last Ship

Author: Mary Alice Downie,Lissa Calvert

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 29

View: 543


Last Ship Off Polaris-G (Central Galactic Concordance)

A Space Opera, Adventure, Romance Novella

Author: Carol Van Natta

Publisher: Chavanch Press, LLC

ISBN: 1946165034

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 150

View: 6518

A bureaucrat and an interstellar trader must overcome treachery and their broken past to save the last inhabitants of a dying planet. Frontier planet Polaris-Gamma is dying, afflicted by a suspiciously-timed blight that destroys all crops. Worse, the whole system is now under military quarantine by the Central Galactic Concordance to prevent the catastrophic blight from spreading. The settlers must escape—or perish. Caught behind the blockade, independent trader Gavril Danilovich finds his interstellar trading ship commandeered in the desperate plan to escape. He tells himself that's the only reason he stays, and not because he's worried about the woman he walked out on two years ago—who still lives on Pol-G. Supply depot manager Anitra Helden races to gather the last of Pol-G's assets. Her plan to launch a mothballed freighter off Pol-G may be crazy—but it can work, if she can talk Gavril into helping. Their precious cargo? Four thousand stranded colonists. Can Anitra and Gavril, and their ragtag crew get past the deadly military blockade? It's a desperate bid for freedom in deadly deep space—get your copy of Last Ship Off Polaris-G today! Series note: The events in Last Ship Off Polaris-G take place several years before Overload Flux (Central Galactic Concordance, Book 1). Think of it as an introduction to the series, and a foreshadowing of things—and people—to come. - - - - - - - - - - The Central Galactic Concordance series: • Last Ship Off Polaris-G (Novella) • Overload Flux (Book 1) • Minder Rising (Book 2) • Zero Flux (Novella 2.5) • Pico's Crush (Book 3) • Pet Trade (Novella in Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2) • Jumper's Hope (Book 4) • Spark Transform (Book 5 – coming soon)

After the Last Ship

A Post-Colonial Reconstruction of Diaspora

Author: Audrey Fernandes-Satar

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783034311342

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

View: 8534

<I>After the Last Ship illustrates the author's own history, as well as its connection to the history of other women and children who left India and made the journey across the <I>Kala Pani, the Indian Ocean, and lived as migrants in other countries. In this book the author brings greater understanding of how subjectivities are shaped through embodied experiences of 'mixed race'. She bears witness to the oppressive policies of the fascist government in Portugal in the 1960's and 1970's and the effects of displacement and exile, by reconstructing her own passage from India to Mozambique and finally to Australia. Further, the author shows the devastation that labels such as 'half-caste', 'canecos' and 'monhe' can cause, when they eat at your flesh, your being, and your body. She sheds light on how identity and culture can serve as vehicles of empowerment, how experiences of belonging can germinate and take root post-diaspora.

Sting - the Last Ship

Author: Sting,Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781480367753

Category: Music

Page: 94

View: 4224

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). The All Music Guide calls Sting's latest (destined to become the soundtrack to a musical as well) his "tightest collection of songs in ages." Our matching folio features all 12 tracks arranged for piano/vocal/guitar including the title track, plus: And Yet * August Winds * Ballad of the Great Eastern * Dead Man's Boots * Language of Birds * So to Speak * What Have We Got? * and more.

Maigrets Nacht an der Kreuzung

Sämtliche Maigret-Romane

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257605072

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 8384

Eine Stimmung wie bei Edgar Allan Poe: Die Beweislast gegen den Dänen ist erdrückend. Dennoch steht der vornehme, wenn auch nicht vornehm gekleidete Mordverdächtige ein 17-stündiges Verhör mit Kommissar Maigret durch und wird schließlich auf freien Fuß gesetzt. Der Tatort, an den ihm Maigret folgt, ist eine einsame Kreuzung unweit von Paris, mit drei Gebäuden: eine Tankstelle, der Neubau eines Versicherungsvertreters und die geheimnisvolle Villa der Drei Witwen, in der der Däne mit seiner schönen Schwester wohnt. Ein Mord ist geschehen, ein zweiter folgt unter Maigrets Augen. Wer ist der Mörder? "

The Last Seaman

Author: Wayne Ward

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412214076

Category: Fiction

Page: 936

View: 4281

Marty Leigh has wanted to go to sea ever since he was a boy growing up outside the Queen Victoria Markets. Despite his fathers misgivings and insistence that Marty learn a trade, Marty is determined to see his dream come true. When he is nearly seventeen, Marty takes the first step and signs up to be a deck boy. Now all he has to do is wait. Two weeks later, Marty receives a call that he is to set sail on the SS Barwon immediately. With his young heart beating wildly, his blood racing through his veins, and his suitcase held together with a leather strap, Marty climbs his first gangway and begins a new life. All the union asks of him is loyalty in exchange for dignity, strength, and close association with his own kind. As Marty attempts to acclimate to life at sea, he has no idea that one day far into the future, he will walk down his last gangway as a bitter, disillusioned man irrevocably changed by the sea. In this historical tale, a teenager embarks on a remarkable coming-of-age adventure where he quickly learns that it is not he who controls his destiny, but the sea.

Minutes of the Proceedings at a Court Martial

Assembled for the Trial of Anthony James Pye Molloy, Esq., Captain of His Majesty's Ship Caesar

Author: Anthony James Pye Molloy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

Page: 184

View: 1003


The Extinction Cycle - Buch 5: Von der Erde getilgt


Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865526489

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 3137

Unheimlich und unglaublich fesselnd. Action, Action und noch MEHR ACTION! In den Geheimlabors des amerikanischen Militärs gerät eine Biowaffe außer Kontrolle. Innerhalb von Tagen rast die Pest um den Globus und rottet den größten Teil der Menschheit aus. Buch 1: Verpestet Buch 2: Krieg gegen Monster Buch 3: Mutierte Bestien Buch 4: Entartung Buch 5: Von der Erde getilgt Buch 6: Metamorphose Buch 7: Am Ende bleibt nur Finsternis


Author: T J Henley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468582828

Category: Fiction

Page: 634

View: 9992

Set in the period 2012 – 2035 is based on a war between the Rigilion Empire and people of Earth which has been on-going for 3500 years when Emperor Kane last attacked the Earth. Earth is destroyed and the humans now live on Mars with the old Martians. Prof Mike Anderson is sent into deep space to find a new home and help for the humans. He finds the Federation of Planets and the Old Martians who left Mars 3800 years ago after the first war with the Rigilions. Emperor Kane is now out of his long, 3500 year sleep in charge of the Rigilion Empire and now rules it as it was in his youth, barbarically. The Old Ones were a very advanced civilisation, also very interested in Earth, formerly Utopia and left our galaxy 25000 years ago. The Federation have been waiting thousands of years for their return, and searching for the right man to do this job. When Prof. Mike Anderson is brought to Mirad, the capital planet of the Federation, the High Priests realise their long wait has come to an end. After long talks and learning more of him, Prof. Mike Anderson is named the Chosen One. It is up to him to defeat Emperor Kane and bring peace to the galaxy. To accomplish this, he will need all the help he can get from Admiral Hayes and King Ramesses IV on Mars. The only way back is through the Miranda Gate, but it is locked closed and in the middle of the star Miranda, the same star Emperor Kane sent into their system to destroy the Earth. Mike must retake planets that have been under Rigilion control for thousands of years and try to overthrow Emperor Kane. He must accomplish this and find the Light Bearer, who will assist him in bringing back the Old Ones from where they have been for the past 25000 years. However, if they bring back the Old Ones, will they help the current people of the galaxy move forward, take over the galaxy themselves or bring another species with them who might be deadlier than the Rigilions?

Classic Sailing-Ship Models in Photographs

Author: R. Morton Nance

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145875

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 7559

Over 120 handsome photographs and 28 drawings provide details of models for a Flemish Carrack, c. 1450; the Norske Löve, 1634; the 90-gun Albemarle, 1680; a Venetian trading Galeass, 1726; more.

The New Practical Navigator

Being a Complete Epitome of Navigation, to which are Added All the Tables Requisite for Determining the Latitude and Longitude at Sea, Containing the Different Kinds of Sailing and Necessary Corrections for Lee-way, Variation, &c. Exemplified in a Journal at Sea

Author: John Hamilton Moore

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nautical astronomy

Page: 336

View: 4948



To the New World and Beyond

Author: Gordon Miller

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781553652892

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5098

From the mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries, the driving force behind world exploration was Europe's growing passion for the luxuries of life and for discovering the uncharted territories that provided these luxuries. We know the shape of the world today because ships, driven by wind and human muscle, were navigated into every last bay and estuary on Earth, searching for this wealth. The ships that made these voyages were the products of a long evolution, and their navigators were the beneficiaries of centuries of accumulated experience. Voyages recounts the extraordinary feats of more than twenty daring maritime explorers, including Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Martin Frobisher, and James Cook. In narrating these explorers' tales, Gordon Miller touches on the great themes of maritime history, including the development of new maritime technologies, the rise and fall of the maritime empires, and the discovery of new continents. Exquisitely illustrated with almost 100 of the author's paintings and many detailed maps and drawings of sailing ships, Voyages recounts the history of Europe's early navigators as they ventured into the unknown, braving uncharted territory. In carrying out their voyages, these ships and sailors defined the true dimensions of the oceans and coastlines of the world.

The Wrong Stuff

The Adventures and Misadventures of an 8th Air Force Aviator

Author: Truman Smith

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9304

Between April and July 1944, Truman Smith Flew thirty-five bombing missions over France and Germany. He was only twenty years old. Although barely adults, Smith and his peers worried about cramming a lifetime’s worth of experience into every free night, each knowing he probably would not survive the next bombing mission. Written with blunt honesty, wry humor, and insight, The Wrong Stuff is Smith’s gripping memoir of that time. In a new preface, the author comments with equal honesty and humor on the impact this book has had on his life.