But for Reacher, that was impossible. What, in this fearful county, would be worth dying for? _________ Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Worth Dying For follows on directly from the end of 61 Hours.
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Random House
'If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all' Independent There's trouble in the deadly wilds of Nebraska . . . and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire country into submission. But it's the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl that Reacher can't let go. Reacher - bruised and battered - should have just kept going. But for Reacher, that was impossible. What, in this fearful county, would be worth dying for? _________ Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Worth Dying For follows on directly from the end of 61 Hours. And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***OUT NOW***
If I've had any success writing Worth Dying For, I shareit with Anne. If I've madeany mistakes, they are my own. Throughout the four years I spent on this project, my wife, Leslie Hoffman Gould, never lost faith that the book was worthy ...
Author: Terry Gould
Publisher: Random House Canada
Category: Political Science
Timed to the 25th anniversary celebration of the RCMP's first mission to train police in the world's failing states, a brilliantly reported account of a year in the life of our "CivPol" missions in Afghanistan, Palestine and Haiti, and an intimate portrait of the idealism and courage our police officers bring to this complicated and dangerous work. Brought to us by the only journalist ever granted unfettered access to these missions. As Canadians' sense of pride in their country's "blue helmet" global peacekeeping role fades away, little attention is paid to the RCMP's International Peace Operations Branch, a unit that travels to the world's most desperate places to help train corrupt police forces in ethical practices. With exclusive access to the Canadian CivPol (civilian police-trainers) units in Afghanistan, Palestine and Haiti, Terry Gould gives us the untold story of the extraordinary individuals behind these missions: the city, provincial and Mounted Police officers who volunteer and the cops they set out to train in law enforcement ideals amidst the entrenched violence and oppression unique to each troubled nation. Gould explores the hope, heartbreak and tragedy experienced by Canadian cops as they try to lend the right kind of help by establishing trust with local cops and civilians against a history of Western colonial exploitation. And he shows us why the creation of an ethical police force is essential to the renewal of these failing states, and to a peaceful future for all of us. RCMP Superintendent Joe McAllister, a veteran of 4 Afghan training missions, tells the author why he and his colleagues volunteer for such hazardous assignments: they believe in a code of service that is worth dying for.
WORTH DYING FOR Robert the Bruce has known nothing but hardship since seizing Scotland's crown in 1306. Parted from his wife and daughter and forced to flee through the Highland wilderness, he struggles to unite a kingdom divided by ...
Author: N. Gemini Sasson
Publisher: Cader Idris Press
(THE BRUCE TRILOGY: BOOK II) The rise of Robert the Bruce. The vengefulness of James Douglas. And the ruin of Edward II. One day. One battle. Bannockburn, 1314. Robert the Bruce has known nothing but hardship since seizing Scotland's crown. Parted from his wife and daughter and forced to flee through the Highland wilderness, he struggles to unite a kingdom divided by centuries old blood feuds. The price, however, must be paid in lives and honor. Falling to temptation, Robert's only means of redemption―and to one day win his wife Elizabeth back―is to forgive those who have wronged him. One by one, Robert must win back Scotland's clans and castles. The one man who can help him purge the land of English tyranny is the cunning young nobleman, James 'the Black' Douglas, who seeks vengeance on those who took both his inheritance and his father's life. With the death of Longshanks, Edward II ascends to the throne of England. His first act as king is to recall the banished Piers Gaveston. Too soon, Edward learns that he cannot protect the one he loves most and still preserve his own life and crown. To those who demand the ultimate sacrifice, he must relinquish all power. To have his revenge, he must do what his father never believed him capable of―defeat Robert the Bruce on the field of battle. keywords: historical fiction, biographical, medieval, king, knight, battle, Scotland, England
By a person's mid-seventies, the road of life in the rearview mirror is a lot longer than the road ahead. A theme like “things worth dying for” takes on some special urgency. As a sardonic friend likes to say, dying is a one-way ...
Author: Charles J. Chaput
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
With a balance of wisdom, candor, and scholarly rigor the beloved archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia takes on life’s central questions: why are we here, and how can we live and die meaningfully? In Things Worth Dying For, Chaput delves richly into our yearning for God, love, honor, beauty, truth, and immortality. He reflects on our modern appetite for consumption and individualism and offers a penetrating analysis of how we got here, and how we can look to our roots and our faith to find purpose each day amid the noise of competing desires. Chaput examines the chronic questions of the human heart; the idols and false flags we create; and the nature of a life of authentic faith. He points to our longing to live and die with meaning as the key to our search for God, our loyalty to nation and kin, our conduct in war, and our service to others. Ultimately, with compelling grace, he shows us that the things worth dying for reveal most powerfully the things worth living for.
On October 16, 1981, he escaped. He was a free man for ten days before being recaptured. For this brief vacation, he acquired another forty-five years of sentences, which was later reduced to ten years, but still added up harshly to a ...
Author: David Paul Hammer
Category: True Crime
When the four cousins climb into a rubber boat and paddle UPSTREAM from their Grandmother's pond they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. Once they pass under the small bridge the river carries them into a world of mystery and magic. The beauty gives way to fear and danger as they come upon three evil nixies that lock them in a huge pumpkin and transport them far from home. As the four kids try to get back to their grandmother's pond, they find themselves chased by wild animals, sucked into a swamp, and trapped underground. The further upstream the kids go the more dangerous the enchanted river becomes until the children are fighting for their very lives. They often lose their way but are drawn back again and again to the water in and around which both good and bad folk live. More evil magic beings torment them and if not for the help of four uncommon friends and the courage of the children themselves they might never find their way home again.
ceptions of how the world should be. It isn't always easy, but they talk to me now about things they once might have kept to themselves, and as time passes we're getting closer. I try to walk briskly for a mile or two each day as an ...
Author: Robert S. Eliot
Category: Health & Fitness
A groundbreaking examination of stress and its effects on health and disease Cardiologist Robert S. Eliot identifies “hot reactors”—apparently healthy people who overreact to such common occurrences as losing a tennis game or missing a train. If you are a “hot reactor,” you may be responding to stress with an all-out physical effort that is taking a heavy toll on your health . . . without your even being aware of it. Based on more than twenty years of research with thousands of patients, Is it Worth Dying For? takes stress management out of pop psychology and puts it into mainstream medicine. Dr. Eliot identifies the ways in which stress affects the heart, the blood vessels, and the body and gives us new, objective ways of detecting stress before any damage is done. He offers a complete program for recognizing, reducing, and reversing the hidden effects of stress in your life—to make stress work for you, not against you. You’ll learn: • How to take your own “stress temperature” (the results may surprise you) • Whether you are a “hot” or “cold” reactor • How to relieve work-related stress • How to reduce your dependency on alcohol, drugs, and tobacco • How to keep your sense of control and self-mastery in practically any situation • Plus a complete stress-reducing nutrition plan; relaxation therapy techniques; and a twenty-minute-per day, three-day-per-week aerobic fitness program to strengthen your heart
Author: Jim Mandelin with Rock and Don DiesveltPublish On: 2012-09
What a " — Lisa Robinson Kitt, PhD Kwantlen Polytechnic University A Life Worth Dying For: The Jim Mandelin Story, byJim Mandelin with Don Rock and Alison Diesvelt, is the true story of a man, who endured a childhood strewn with daily ...
Author: Jim Mandelin with Rock and Don Diesvelt
Category: Adult child abuse victims
A Life Worth Dying For: The Jim Mandelin Story, by Jim Mandelin with Don Rock and Alison Diesvelt, is the true story of a man, who endured a childhood strewn with daily incidents of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at home, and constant bullying at school; who survived years as a youth on the streets succumbing to the predations of pedophiles and to addiction; who did multiple stints in prison and was eventually recruited by a biker gang in prison for work as a 'debt collector on the outside'; who eventually became a physical wreck because of addiction, facing cardiac arrest at twenty-two and a near-death experience that changed his life forever. A Life Worth Dying For is woven with fleeting moments of kindness by relative strangers, which ultimately fused Jim with the will to live. This is a story written to raise awareness of the effects of childhood abuse and neglect, bullying and discrimination and how these circumstances so often create conditioning for criminality and gang membership. It is a real-life testament intended to deepen your understanding of what it is to be human, and of the power of kindness to affect critical change in our world....
and caused more than $2 million worth of damage to property. Diplomatic relations were broken for three months before being restored, and the controversy led, over several years, to a renegotiation of the sovereignty issue.
Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Elliott and Thompson Limited as: Worth dying for: the power and politics of flags.
that passed by. Life had continued and I hoped the void James had left in Manhattan was filled. I prayed the agony I caused by ending the life of James would be made worth it in the end. I made my way back to my hotel room, ...
Author: Michael Edwards
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
A Life Worth Dying For By: Michael Edwards When James Gibson decided to volunteer during World War II, he had no idea the danger and adventure that awaited him. It wasn’t long after he started flying as a pilot aboard a B-17 Bomber in the turbulent, bomb-ridden skies of Europe that James came to see firsthand just how brutal war could be. Torn between duty and his longing for a quiet life back home with his sweetheart, James will have to come to terms with what it means to be a war hero and sacrifice everything for the greater good.
Author: Richard A. LotspeichPublish On: 2016-08-25
Because in this brief exhortation Wallace brought them face to face with what they were living for under the yoke of English subjugation, and they saw that it was not worth living for, and then he gave them a cause worth dying for.
Author: Richard A. Lotspeich
Publisher: WestBow Press
In America today, somewhere between 80 to 90 percent of adults claim to be Christian. However, when asked specific, detailed questions about the essential tenets of the faith, only 8 to 9 percent actually hold a biblical Christian worldview. The rest are cultural Christians whose faith is shaped more by the American culture than an actual understanding of the teachings of Jesus. I was once one of those cultural Christians until I was challenged to read the Bible and see for myself what it really says about following Jesus. This book is the result of that effort.