The Last Ship

Author: Jan Lowe Shinebourne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845232467

Category: Guyana

Page: 164

View: 5725

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

A Novel

Author: William Brinkley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698156676

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 355

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.

The Last Ship

Author: Mary Alice Downie,Lissa Calvert

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 29

View: 9115


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: 6358

<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: 7358

(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.

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: 2082

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.

Last Ship Off Polaris-G

A Central Galactic Concordance Novella

Author: Carol Van Natta

Publisher: Chavanch Press, LLC

ISBN: 1946165034

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 150

View: 9299

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)

The Last Seaman

Author: Wayne Ward

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412214076

Category: Fiction

Page: 936

View: 5004

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.

Maigrets Nacht an der Kreuzung

Sämtliche Maigret-Romane

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257605072

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2929

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? "

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: 2042



Author: T J Henley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468582828

Category: Fiction

Page: 634

View: 7938

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?

Das Schiff der Toten

Author: Rick Riordan

Publisher: Carlsen

ISBN: 3646928387

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 507

Der fiese Gott Loki hat sich nach jahrtausendelanger Gefangenschaft von seinen Fesseln befreit und rüstet zum letzten Kampf! Er bemannt Naglfari, das legendäre Schiff der Toten, mit Zombies und Riesen, um den Weltuntergang Ragnarök einzuläuten. Klar, dass Magnus und seine Freunde das nicht zulassen können. Auf der Suche nach dem Schiff der Toten durchsegeln sie verschiedene Welten und müssen gegen wütende Meeresgötter, brutale Riesen und feuerspeiende Drachen antreten. Doch der gefährlichste Feind bleibt Loki selbst … Alle Bände der Magnus-Chase-Serie: Magnus Chase − Das Schwert des Sommers Magnus Chase − Der Hammer des Thor Magnus Chase − Das Schiff der Toten

The Wanderer

The Last American Slave Ship and the Conspiracy That Set Its Sails

Author: Erik Calonius

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429902558

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 3389

On Nov. 28, 1858, a ship called the Wanderer slipped silently into a coastal channel and unloaded its cargo of over 400 African slaves onto Jekyll Island, Georgia, thirty eight years after the African slave trade had been made illegal. It was the last ship ever to bring a cargo of African slaves to American soil. Built in 1856, the Wanderer began life as a luxury racing yacht, flying the pennant of the New York Yacht Club and cited as the successor to the famous yacht America. But within a year of its creation, the Wanderer was secretly converted into a slave ship, and, with the New York Yacht Club pennant still flying above as a diversion, sailed off to Africa. The Wanderer's mission was meant to be more than a slaving venture, however. It was designed by its radical conspirators to defy the federal government and speed the nation's descent into civil war. The New York Times first reported the story as a hoax; however, as groups of Africans began to appear in the small towns surrounding Savannah, the story of the Wanderer began to leak out; igniting a fire of protest and debate that made headlines throughout the nation and across the Atlantic. As the story shifts between Savannah, Jekyll Island, the Congo River, London, and New York City, the Wanderer's tale is played out in heated Southern courtrooms, the offices of the New York Times, The White House, the slave markets of Africa and some of the most charming homes Southern royalty had to offer. In a gripping account of the high seas and the high life in New York and Savannah, Erik Calonius brings to light one of the most important and little remembered stories of the Civil War period.

Red fox


Author: Anthony Hyde

Publisher: München : Droemer Knaur

ISBN: 9783426191569


Page: 432

View: 9036


Classic Sailing-Ship Models in Photographs

Author: R. Morton Nance

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145875

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6856

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.