Hurtling toward the shadowed side of the moon in a spacecraft with little air , little
power , and little chance of returning you safely to Earth ... and we were looking
out the window , trying to get as many photographs as we could before we
whipped around and came home . At that time , I had perhaps thought that we
should take so many pictures because maybe this was going to be the last moon
flight for a ...
Author: Captain James A Lovell
Category: Space vehicle accidents
The untold story of the American moon shot that almost ended in a fatal catastrophe, told by the flight's commander, offers a chronicle of courage, heroism, and adventure.
Before thetarhad a chance to be fully ignited, hundreds of ants and centipedes
managed to scurry over the wall andpush forward toward thehouse and stables.
The ones trapped in the fire crackled and popped from the blast of the heat.
Author: DeAnn Lubell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On May 8, 1902, Mt. Pelée on the West Indies island of Martinique near the seaport town of St. Pierre erupted in a cloud of gas and fire in one of the most awesome and destructive pyrotechnic displays ever offered by nature. Four minutes later, thirty thousand citizens lay dead or dying, and the town engulfed in flames. Mother Nature was not entirely to blame for this disaster. In truth, the real culprits were the rather more deplorable traits found in Human Nature. If not for the dishonesty and corruption of officials who placed politics, greed, and racial intolerance above the welfare of the people, this devastating catastrophe did not have to happen. The Last Moon remains true to historical facts and personal testimonies. The main characters presented in this novel are either composites of real individuals who lived in Martinique prior to the eruption or actual people who influenced the turn of events. Also historically genuine are the Creole language, clothing, mix of races, diversified lifestyles, corrupt politics, racial discrimination, whorehouses, blackmagic, clergy, plantations, waterfront, plagues, floods, earthquakes, tidal-waves, lava and mud flows, volcanic eruptions, foreign ships, deadly snakes, mutant insects, lush topography, and the before-and-after sequence of the 1902 tragedy. Dramatically captured in this exotic saga are acts of friendship, forbidden love, lust, pride, gluttony, cruelty, corruption, mass murder, bravery, sacrifice, survival, faith, and hope. Book Review Very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collections. A riveting read from first page to last, "The Last Moon" is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St. Pierre consumed by fire. An impressive historical novel, author DeAnn Lubell has paid careful attention to detail and accuracy with respect to historical facts including the Creole language spoken there, the culture, lifestyles, geography, and the geological phenomena that occur with respect to the eruption of a volcano. Against this superbly presented background is an engaging story of lust, greed, corruption, and murder, as well as friendship, love, sacrifice, faith, hope -- and survival. Deftly written from beginning to end, and available in both a hardcover and a softcover edition, "The Last Moon" is very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collections. Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) Dear DeAnn...I just finished reading THE LAST MOON, and I'm so impressed with your wonderful book! The research you must have done is overwhelming with attention to such detail. I loved Yvette, such a strong and interesting character! You took me back in time and to a place I've never been, but allowed me to experience it as though I was actually there. I'm still dusting the volcanic ash off myself! Congratulations to you for a beautifully written story! THE LAST MOON was a masterpiece!... Dee Wambaugh THE LAST MOON ReaderTestimonies: 1. A riveting read. The Last Moon is a novel set against the 1902 eruption of Mount Peleé on the West Indies island of Martinique that resulted in the death of some thirty thousand people and the seaport town of St. Pierre consumed by fire - an impressive historical novel, author DeAnn Lubell has paid careful attention to detail and accuracy with respect to historical facts including the Creole language spoken there, the culture, lifestyles, geography, and the geological phenomena that occur with respect to the eruption of a volcano. Deftly written from beginning to end. The Last Moon is very highly recommended for community library historical fiction collection. Midwest Book Review 2.
The next morning , Abby made a short detour before meeting Germaine . Maddie
had arranged for the Dumpster pickup on Friday , so before it was too late she
wanted to do a last check of the Metal Building . In fact , she had left a couple of ...
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Forced to take a second job when seasonal business leads to shift cuts, New York waitress Abby Silvernale becomes a beleaguered assistant to a ninety-one-year-old sculptor with a failing memory and wonders about the true agendas of a flamboyant author and sinister dishwasher.
... moon - bound astronaut , on his first flight , trail a continuous spool of thread
out behind him , equal in length to all the thread used by American home sewers last year , he could make more than two thousand round trips to the moon before
If this is done, the differences from the figures observed at the other phases of the moon indicate that both species tended to remain indoors for a longer time when
it was dark before midnight (at last quarter and at new moon), but not when the ...
Leilani's house is closest . Taking me home before her will take you out of your
way . ” It was the final humiliation . Even Elwood had hesitated , listening to the
exchange before stepping into his two - seater . Leilani moved forward , her eyes
Author: Donna Anders
Paradise Moon by Donna Anders released on Dec 25, 1991 is available now for purchase.
Author: Jonathan Fraser LightPublish On: 2016-03-25
“There will be a man on the moon before he hits a home run in the big leagues.”
—Giants manager Alvin Dark ... The last to do so were Marvin Freeman of the
Rockies and Kevin Foster of the Cubs in June ¡995. Pitcher Home Run/Only Run
Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Category: Sports & Recreation
More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes 119 photographs.
The village was supposed to have been abandoned before the Russians
established themselves at Yakutat in 1795 . ... The last chief of Moon House was
Cada ( died about 1908 or 1909 ) , who moved to Khantaak Island when
Nessudat was ...
Soon craftsmen were busy repairing the dilapidated missionary home to the best
of their ability . Its friendly look was not restored , however , before the last moon
of the year , 1901 , when the missionaries returned . Within a short time the little ...
Mary , seven months pregnant , is alone in the apartGoodnight Moon , by
Margaret Wise Brown , still Anna ' s favourite bedtime story . In the great ... My
father would call home during the dinner hour whenever The Last House of
Author: Charles Foran
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner of the QSPELL Award Chosen as the best book of the year by Maclean’s, the Toronto Star,Quill & Quire and NOW Magazine. In the 1970s, Charles Foran met the McNallys, a Catholic family living in Belfast. Many years and many trips later, Foran came to see their home as a window onto the often violent and volatile world of Northern Ireland. First published to great acclaim in 1995, The Last House of Ulster continues to resonate with readers today. This is the storyof Mairtin, arrested at twenty as a member of the IRA, of his sister Patricia who, dazed and exhausted, approaches a soldier and demands that he lower his gun, and of gentle Sean, who grows up knowing that he must leave Belfast. Mostof all, this is the story of James and Maureen McNally, who struggle to hold on to their own hopes and dreams while raising their family in a war-torn country.
The magistrate knew , quite well , that the guardians of the peace had spent the last moon in the opium dens adjacent to ... arrested turn they knew not , for the
robbers , seeing that things within ten days , and haled before me for examination
Families clean out their homes and offer sacrifices to the earth god on the 16th
day of the last moon , commonly known as Wei - ya . ... People visit temples to
pay respects to the gods before calling on their friends and relatives . On the 2nd
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and HarborsPublish On: 1900
House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors. treaty will be promptly developed and
the current brought into the United States . The bill is not for ... Mr. Moon . How
many corporations are now withdrawing water from Niagara ? Mr. MCFARLAND .
Five or six . ... I do not know the present rate ; the last rate I have heard was $ 12 .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. Joint select committee on Railway rates and charges provisional order billsPublish On: 1891
I believe that was the case in the last printed scale some years ago before it was
withdrawn from publication. . Earl of Camperdown (to Mr. Moon).] You had better
read out the North Western list and put it in the witness' hand and ask him what ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. Joint select committee on Railway rates and charges provisional order bills
Robert takes his time before ringing the bell . He is at the home of Myra Carter ,
who claims to be the last person to actually see Jones Jameson . She was out
walking her funny - looking dog , a shar - pei . She had called the police station ...
Author: Jill McCorkle
The lives and fortunes of the inhabitants of Fulton, North Carolina, intersect at the establishment of Quee Purdy, an energetic, widowed free spirit and tireless entrepreneur, whose specialty is fixing broken hearts and changing lives. Reprint.
At moonrise he went out and walked down the road to the Residence, but when
just at the porch he was confronted by Ross, who was leaving the house. ... been
depicted, were rushing from the house yelling and gibbering with grotesque
gestures beneath the light of the moon. Before the last of the monstrous
procession had disappeared, while the shrieks of the wild parrots were still filling
the air, the two ...