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""Sailing Through the Jungle"" by Roy Samuels in part two of an autobiographical trilogy and covers the second twenty years of his life working in the Ladies Fashion Industry. In Britain and Ireland the business commonly referred to as ""The Rag Trade"" in America is more aptly called ""The Jungle."" Roy was born in Dublin in 1933 shortly after his parents moved there from Liverpool. In Book One ""Sailing through Plate glass Doors"" he described what life was like for him and his family, before, during and after World War II. Nowadays, semi-retired, he and his wife Anita live in Manchester close to their four sons, daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren. For the past eight years Roy has been treated for Leukaemia but still finds time to work, write, paint - and play

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Roy Samuels
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2010-12
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781445277875

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The third in the trilogy of Sailing Through stories about life from 1933 to 1993. Moving events from the life and times of Roy Samuels.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Roy Samuels
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2011-03-01
File: 220 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781446798409

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs
Publisher:
Release: 1930
File: Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951D03557022T

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This is the story of Intrepid’s 7 year voyage of adventure and exploration, not a race or rally. We chose to go to some of the most interesting and remote places in the world, and once there tried to get under the surface of what life is really like in these unique places. We travelled with friends, some experienced, some novices who shared thrilling sails, in violent winds and calms, and learned the meaning of self-sufficiency – when you are 2000 miles from land if something breaks you fix it or it stays broken. And you have to plan for everything from food, water, fuel, medical emergencies, spare parts, communications. This story is written as it happens, with the highs and lows, the excitement and the near misses, and the fascinating people we met. Starting in the Canaries, Intrepid crosses the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal to Galapagos, then remote Marquesas Pacific islands and atolls to Tahiti, Bora Bora, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, historic Indian Andaman Islands, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Yemen (narrowly avoiding pirates), and up the Red Sea to Turkey. Andy Gibb is a psychologist, Nicky a hydrogeologist, and with friends they describe a voyage of adventure, wildlife and insight.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Andy Gibb
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Release: 2017-05-22
File: 266 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782225232

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Go along with the Colonel on this nostalgic trip back to the 1950's and life growing up in the Midwest. Follow him on his solo trek across Europe and the year that made him a man in the Aviation Cadet Program. Next it's many a day in Vietnam over the course of the war and the hardships faced by the aviators and their families on a daily basis. Life in the "fast lane" or five years in the Pentagon gives the reader a close look at the many challenges faced by the Staff Officer in the "building". Finally, the harrowing experience of life in a high school classroom for 19 years caps off the interesting adventure. Lt. Col. Watson amassed almost 5,000 hours flight time with 1,300 of it being combat time in Vietnam. He was "in country" for over 500 days covering parts of 1965,1966,1968,1969,1970,1971,1972, and 1973.He was decorated 39 times including the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 12 Air Medals, 2 Commendations Medals, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry just to mention a few. His travels took him north of the Arctic Circle to the southernmost tip of South America, all over Europe and the Far East with stops in 68 countries on 6 continents. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this most interesting story of an Air Force Officer and his travels in support of our national interests.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Brian Watson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2012-03-22
File: 385 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781469159379

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The third book in "The Rover Boys' Series for Young Americans," one of the most influential juvenile fiction series in American pop culture.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Arthur M Winfield
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release: 2009-01-30
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781434479112

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This comprehensive guide to the world of chartering, compiled by Rod Heikell, shares the breadth of his knowledge and experience, recommending types of charter, best types of boat, as well as essential information about the world's cruising areas. Taking a practical approach, he explains everything prospective charterers need to know before setting sail: visas required, healthcare, money, and what to expect from foreign harbours and anchorages. At the heart of the book is a country by country round-up of charter areas around the world with pros and cons, best times to go, wind and sea conditions, harbours and anchorages, eating out, safety, documentation requirements and getting there. Each area is illustrated with a map and colour photos. This unique guide is a must-have reference for charterers the world over, and a mouth-watering appetiser for those dreaming about where they would like to sail in the future.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Rod Heikell
Publisher: A&C Black
Release: 2013-08-05
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781408109533

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WWII has broken out and the Japanese are sweeping down through the Pacific Islands towards Australia and are seemingly unstoppable. Utilising the specialised skills in tracking and bush survival Joe had learnt in his youth going walkabout with the aboriginals on his father’s 4 million acre cattle station in far north Western Australia, Joe is made an officer and put in command of a team of twelve highly trained men. These men are part of an elite force called the ‘Australian Jungle Survival and Rescue Detachment.’ Their missions are to rescue any Allied airmen shot down by the enemy over New Guinea and surrounding islands. They are flown to the crash sites in a C47 transport plane with an escort of fighter planes, and under cover of night parachute into enemy held territory to search for and rescue any survivors, who they then take to the coast for extraction by submarine. The night was so sultry and humid I could have cut it with a knife, and so dark it was impossible to see my hand in front of my face as I parachuted towards the invisible jungle somewhere two thousand feet below me. My chute was made from black silk and it was invisible against the night sky above me, and with no moon and stars to illuminate the night, I felt like I was falling down a bottomless, black well. The drone of the perfectly good aeroplane we had just jumped from was gradually diminishing into the distance, until the only sounds were the sigh and rush of wind passing through the many cords attached to the parachute. Somewhere above and behind me were twelve other men, my team of highly trained specialists in jungle warfare and survival, and in all likelihood experiencing the same emotions and trepidation as I was. Our mission was to locate and extract any survivors from a crashed American bomber that had been shot down by Japanese zeros yesterday. If any survivors were found, we would make our way to the coast for extraction by submarine that was hopefully heading towards the coordinates of the pickup point at this very moment. Since I had jumped from the C47 I had been mentally counting down the seconds, and with the jungle canopy now racing towards me at break neck speed, I braced myself as I stalled the parachute to lessen the impact of colliding with the trees and branches any second. As the sudden and violent impact drove the wind from my lungs I was unaware I had been holding my breath until I exhaled loudly. I tried to curl myself into a ball to avoid injuring myself as I fell through the tree canopy with a loud crash and crack of breaking branches and covered my face with one arm as I was whipped and slashed by the passing branches and leaves. The parachute finally became snagged in the high branches and I jerked to a sudden stop and hung suspended from my harness. I fumbled for the quick release catches on my pack strapped to my front and letting it fall listened intently for the sound of impact with the ground. Counting the seconds I was surprised to only count to five before I heard the dull thud. I was closer to the ground than I would have thought and thanked my lucky stars the chute got caught up just when it did. My next task was to release the chute harness and climb down the tree I was caught in without falling and injuring myself. I had a small torch in one of the pockets of my flak jacket and when I shone it around and below me, I saw what I was looking for. Just off to my right, and ten feet below, was a stout branch that I hoped would support my weight. I took a deep breath and then put the torch between my teeth before punching the quick release catch of my harness. As I fell the branch flashed past me and I grabbed at it with both hands and hung onto it tightly for dear life. My arms felt like they had been ripped from their sockets and I quickly swung a leg over the branch and hauled myself up onto it and sat astride it while I caught my breath and tried to calm my madly racing heart. I adjusted the straps securing the Sten gun to my chest then began to slide and pull myself along the branch to the trunk of the massive rainforest tree. Ten minutes later I was safely on the ground, none the worse for my descent except for some skin missing off my left knee, which must have happened when I first hit the branches plummeting through the canopy. I removed the gun from around my neck and cocking it held it at the ready as I shone the torch about in case I had fallen into the midst of a Japanese patrol, as had happened on one of my rescue missions several months ago. Luckily the six Japanese soldiers at the time were so startled and terrified by my sudden and noisy appearance from above, I had been able to quickly despatch them with my machine gun before they could even get a shot off. Luckily I was alone, and breathing a sigh of relief I then searched for my survival pack with my spare ammunition, medical kit, water and food rations. Quickly locating it near the trunk, I put it on my back then pulled my compass out from beneath my shirt. I always hung it from my neck on a strong piece of leather thonging so I didn’t lose it, as it would be easy to get hopelessly lost in the dense jungle, especially when it was overcast. From the coordinates sent out to base by the radio operator of the mortally hit bomber, I knew I had to maintain a course of 280 degrees from my location, and walk for at least a mile or so before hopefully finding the wrecked plane and any survivors. But first I had to find all of my team members before beginning the search. That was usually a difficult and time-consuming task, as we would be scattered across the jungle in a long line. We had a method of finding each other that had worked perfectly on the hundreds of missions we had so far accomplished. We each had a small, round, tin fox-whistle hanging from the dog tags around our necks, and when it was blown it made the sound of a rabbit in distress. To the enemy it would be just another of the hundreds of animal noises to be heard in the jungle at night, but to us it was like a beacon in the night as the shrill, distinctive sound carried a long way.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Robin Freeman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2014-05-27
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781499005141

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Fun with Action Rhymes and Poems contains 83 delightful new rhymes and poems written by Brenda Williams, a well-known contributor of poems and rhymes to educational magazines and anthologies. They are ideal for use with children in a variety of settings from nurseries and schools to playgroups and mother and toddler groups. The poems and rhymes will help children to foster a love of rhythm and rhyme, which in turn will lay the foundations for understanding patterns in language, music and mathematics. Enjoying the fun of rhymes, hearing the sounds, fitting words to simple actions and experiencing pace, are important factors in creating a sense of beat and rhythm. The rhymes and poems are grouped by common themes used in early years settings in order to provide practitioners with quick and easy access to a suitable rhyme to go with their current topic. To give greater versatility, the rhymes are also linked and cross-referenced not only to other themes within the book, but also to other popular themes. The poems and action rhymes can be used and enjoyed on their own, or used as an informal and natural way to introduce new ideas and discussions. The teachers' notes provide suggestions on how the rhymes can be used to support learning across the early learning goals. All the action rhymes and poems may be photocopied to enable them to be used for display or during the literacy hour.

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Genre: Education
Author: Brenda Williams
Publisher: Brilliant Publications
Release: 2004
File: 108 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781903853504

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The Beast in the Jungle is the story of John Marcher, the protagonist, and May Bartram, a woman he has known in the past. They meet at a luncheon and May remembers that John had been tormented in the past by the idea that he would meet a catastrophic end what this will be he does not know, but he refers to it as the beast in the jungle, metaphorically lying in wait to destroy his life.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Henry James
Publisher: Golgotha Press
Release: 2013-11-19
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781610426893

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