Download PDF Girl at Sea by Joanna Sprtel Walters and published by Skyhorse. This book was released on 2015-09-22 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Naval officer’s memoir about finding one’s voice. Women have bravely served in the U.S. Navy for nearly a century, but they have only been allowed to serve in combat roles for the last twenty-five years. When the combat exclusion law was lifted in 1993, women in the Navy soon had a new range of opportunities available to them. The repeal of the law finally gave women the chance to serve on combatant ships for the first time. Among the first women to step onto these warships as a new crewmember was Joanna Sprtel Walters. In her memoir Girl at Sea, she shares her story beginning with training at the US Naval Academy through her service in the fleet aboard combatant warships. As a member of the class of 1994, she was among the first group of women out of the Academy to have selected warfare specialties. This real-life account sheds light on a ground-breaking time in our country’s history as gender barriers continue to be torn down within all divisions of our Armed Forces. Walters’s story will resonate with anyone who has ever had to bump their head against a glass ceiling and then fight their way through it. Her story covers difficult topics such as a sexual assault and extortion case at the end of her time at the Academy; struggling to prove herself on a ship where men felt women were invading their spaces; earning the hard-fought respect of her first division; recovering from the career suicide of engaging in a forbidden relationship; fighting to stay in the Navy and then thriving in the most difficult of environments; and her eventual blossoming into a strong Division Officer with an MBA under her belt. Through her successes and failures, Walter’s hopes to inspire others to reach beyond what they thought they were capable of and find their own inner strength. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Download PDF Girl at Sea by Lucy Courtenay and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prepare to fall in love this summer and join Precious and Harry on their road trip to the end of the world and back ... Your summer crush starts here! For fans of Zoella, Geek Girl and Holly Bourne. Precious is spending an awkward August in an Algarve villa while her parents fight dirty over an expensive divorce. When she misses her plane home, Precious finds herself on the run along the coast of Portugal. Along the way she meets Harry, travelling Europe before he starts uni. But Precious and her problems are the last thing Harry needs as he struggles to shake off the ghost of his drowned father and get back to something resembling a life. As it turns out, Precious is EXACTLY what Harry needs. Until the complicated but dreamy Nathan shows up, and matters take a darker turn ... Join Precious, Harry and Nathan on a summer road trip with a twist!
Download PDF A Shop Girl at Sea by Rachel Brimble and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-04-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bath, 1912. Amelia Wakefield loves working at Pennington's, Bath's finest department store. An escape from her traumatic past, it saved her life. So when Miss Pennington sets her a task to set sail on the Titanic and study the department stores of New York, she couldn't be more excited – or determined! Frustrated with his life at home, Samuel Murphy longs for a few weeks of freedom and adventure. Meeting Amelia on board the Titanic, Samuel can't help wonder what painful history has made the beauty so reserved. But he already has too many responsibilities for love. Ruby Taylor has always kept her Pennington co-workers at a distance. Making sure her little brother is safe has always been her priority. But when that means accepting Victoria Lark's offer of sanctuary, more than one of Ruby's secrets is under threat of being revealed... A riveting and uplifting saga, perfect for fans of Elaine Everest and Fiona Ford.
Download PDF The Moving Picture Girls at Sea by Laura Lee Hope and published by The Floating Press. This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alice and Ruth DeVere both win roles in a movie about a shipwreck. Once the crew heads out to sea to film on location, several real sailors are hired as extras. One of them, Jack Jepson, seems to harbor a dark secret. Can the DeVere sisters figure it out before the entire cast is put in jeopardy?
Download PDF All at Sea by Louis R. Harlan and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tale of (Louis R.) Harlan's transition from adolescence to manhood is related memorably in All at Sea: Coming of Age in World War II. Laced with vignettes depicting the author's naval mistakes, his escapades with and in pursuit of women, and his difficulty in returning to civilian life after the war, All at Sea is a welcome change of pace from more standard, stoic tales of wartime heroism. Harlan's frankness isn't limited to the details of his bouts with ineptitude as a young naval ensign. He also makes pointed observations about the importance of World War II compared to conflicts that have taken place since then, and about the evolution of his own racial attitudes as a product of the South suddenly thrown into settings in which he saw African Americans from a different perspective.
Download PDF The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest by Lilian Garis and published by . This book was released on 1920 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Girl Scouts Grace and Cleo, Louise and others spend the summer adventuring at Sea Crest.
Download PDF Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2007-06 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High-school junior Clio Ford reluctantly gives up her dream job and a potential first kiss to take a working vacation with her estranged father on a yacht in Italy.
Download PDF The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate by Julia Stoneham and published by Allison & Busby. This book was released on 2012-06-14 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spring 1944 and Europe is in the grip of war. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the Devonshire countryside and a time of change as she recovers from her broken marriage, learning to balance her new working lifestyle with her continuing role as a mother to her only son. Her leadership has won her the affection and confidence of the land girls in her charge and, as the seeds of friendship are sown, she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the women who surround her. The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate continues the story begun in the much-loved Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings.
Download PDF The House At Sea's End by Elly Griffiths and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2012-01-10 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In “a wonderful, atmospheric mystery” featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway and DCI Harry Nelson, six bodies of men killed during World War II turn up in Brighton—bringing with them a long-buried, nefarious secret (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Just back from maternity leave, forensic archeologist Ruth is finding it hard to juggle motherhood and work when she is called in to investigate human bones that have surfaced on a remote Norfolk beach. The presence of DCI Harry Nelson, the married father of her daughter, does not help. The bones, six men with their arms bound, turn out to date back to World War II, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland. As Ruth and Nelson investigate, Home Guard veteran Archie Whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. What was Operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret? "[A] page-turning mystery . . . it provides a wholly satisfying whodunit as well as a good reason to look up the other two [books in the series] . . . Griffiths's Galloway is a likable and alluring character.”—Associated Press
Download PDF The Girl with No Face by M. H. Boroson and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The adventures of Li-lin, a Daoist priestess with the unique ability to see the spirit world, continue in the thrilling follow-up to the critically-acclaimed historical urban fantasy The Girl with Ghost Eyes. It's the end of the Nineteenth Century. San Francisco's cobblestone streets are haunted, but Chinatown has an unlikely protector in a young Daoist priestess named Li-lin. Using only her martial arts training, spiritual magic, a sword made from peachwood, and the walking, talking spirit of a human eye, Li-lin stands alone to defend her immigrant community from supernatural threats. But when the body of a young girl is brought to the deadhouse Li-lin oversees for a local group of gangsters, she faces her most bewildering-and potentially dangerous-assignment yet. The nine-year-old has died from suffocation . . . specifically by flowers growing out of her nose and mouth. Li-lin suspects Gong Tau, a dirty and primitive form of dark magic. But who is behind the spell, and why, will take her on a perilous journey deep into a dangerous world of ghosts and spirits.
Download PDF Girl. Boy. Sea by Chris Vick and published by Zephyr. This book was released on 2020-06-18 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Storm, shipwreck, survival. This novel delves deep into the might and majesty of the unpredictable ocean, the strength of an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl and their will to survive against all the odds.
Download PDF The Mate of the Good Ship York; Or, The Ship's Adventure by William Clark Russell and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-06-13 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Mate of the Good Ship York; Or, The Ship's Adventure" by William Clark Russell is one of dozens of nautical novels written by the author. Written during a time when the sea brought to mind images of romance and adventure, "The Mate of the Good Ship York; Or, The Ship's Adventure" follows one such adventure. High sea adventure, treachery, and an atmosphere that's so well-written, it feels as if you're really there. Russell spins a tail that has captured the hearts and minds of readers for a hundred years, and will continue to for a hundred more.
Download PDF Hammer Complete by Howard Maxford and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-11-08 with total page 992 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Think you know everything there is to know about Hammer Films, the fabled "Studio that Dripped Blood?" The lowdown on all the imperishable classics of horror, like The Curse of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula and The Devil Rides Out? What about the company's less blood-curdling back catalog? What about the musicals, comedies and travelogues, the fantasies and historical epics--not to mention the pirate adventures? This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia covers every Hammer film and television production in thorough detail, including budgets, shooting schedules, publicity and more, along with all the actors, supporting players, writers, directors, producers, composers and technicians. Packed with quotes, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, credit lists and production specifics, this all-inclusive reference work is the last word on this cherished cinematic institution.