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A Daddy for Dillon

A Daddy for Dillon Author Stella Bagwell
ISBN-10 9781460312308
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 224
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Can love change this lonely cowboy? Having struggled for years, Leyla Chee wasn't about to mess up her temporary job as cook on the Chaparral Ranch. That meant focusing on her work, her young son and her dreams of going back to school. And certainly not being tempted by the sexy foreman who devoured her cooking, put a smile on Dillon's face and made her own heart race! But Laramie Jones's strong shoulders seemed ready to share Leyla's burdens. His rough hands smoothed away her cares. And his mouth…well, what he did with that mouth made her blush! Yet Laramie was a man without a real past—could she trust that what he really wanted was a future with her?

The Lost Island

The Lost Island Author Eilis Dillon
ISBN-10 1590172051
Release 2006-08
Pages 201
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When a tramp brings what may be a message from his missing father, Michael determines to follow the piecemeal clues and find a boat and crew for the hazardous journey in search of an unknown island located somewhere off the coast of western Ireland.

The Legend of Grizzly Adams

The Legend of Grizzly Adams Author Richard H. Dillon
ISBN-10 1618090488
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 192
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The greatest California mountain man of them all was Grizzly Adams. He was also one of the most mysterious men in the history of the American West. In this colorful biography, historian Richard Dillon chronicles the life of the man from a dull New England town who cultivated a society of bears in the wilderness of the West and went on to be one of the greatest showmen. Grizzly Adams' real name was John Adams (despite various aliases he used) and he left Medway, Massachusetts for California in 1849 at the age of 37. Adams traveled widely in the West racking up exploit after exploit. After trying mining in the Gold Country, hunting game to sell to the miners, and trading, Adams finally settled on ranching near Stockton, California. Creditors took his ranch in 1852 and he decided to head to the hills to get away from it all. With the help of the local Miwok Indians, Adams built a cabin and spent the winter alone in the Sierra. During a later hunting and trapping expedition 1,200 miles from his California basecamp, in what is today western Montana, Adams caught a yearling grizzly he named Lady Washington. He tamed her and trained her to follow him. Before long he had her carrying a pack and pulling a loaded sled. In due course, she allowed him to ride her. Lady Washington was the first grizzly Adams captured and tamed, but not the last. As he traveled, John set up impromptu shows of his bears and other animals he had collected. Thinking he was onto something, he then opened the Mountaineer Museum in a basement on Clay Street in San Francisco. In 1855, Adams had been attacked by a mother grizzly in the Sierra. Ben Franklin, one of two grizzly cubs he'd made into pets a year earlier, save his life. In the melee, Adams had his scalp dislodged and came away with a permanent depression in his forehead the size of a silver dollar. Adams often wrestled with the bears during his shows and during one such event, his old wound was cracked open like an eggshell. Knowing he was in poor health and having been away from his wife and family for 10 years, on January 7, 1860, Adams and his menagerie departed from San Francisco on the clipper ship the Golden Fleece. It was a three and one-half month voyage around Cape Horn. When he got to New York he went to work with famed circus owner P.T. Barnum for six weeks. His health having failed him, he sold his menagerie to Barnum and retired to Massachusetts where he died, five days after arriving at the home of his wife and children. Adams was 48.

Who s in Rabbit s House

Who s in Rabbit s House Author Verna Aardema
ISBN-10 1439565430
Release 2008-10-20
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Rabbit has a problem--someone is inside her house and won't let her in.

Ithaca A Novel of Homer s Odyssey

Ithaca  A Novel of Homer s Odyssey Author Patrick Dillon
ISBN-10 9781681771953
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 352
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In the tumultuous aftermath of the Trojan War, a young man battles to save his home and his inheritance. Setting out to find his father, he ends up discovering himself. Telemachus’s father, Odysseus, went off to war before he was born … and never came back. Aged sixteen, Telemachus finds himself abandoned, his father’s house overrun with men pursuing his beautiful mother, Penelope, and devouring the family’s wealth. He determines to leave Ithaca, his island home, and find the truth. What really happened to his father? Was Odysseus killed on his journey home from the war? Or might he, one day, return to take his revenge? Telemachus's journey takes him across the landscape of bronze-age Greece in the aftermath of the great Trojan war. Veterans hide out in the hills. Chieftains, scarred by war, hoard their treasure in luxurious palaces. Ithaca re-tells Homer’s famous poem, The Odyssey, from the point of view of Odysseus’ resourceful and troubled son, describing Odysseus’s extraordinary voyage from Troy to the gates of hell, and Telemachus’s own journey from boyhood to the desperate struggle that wins back his home … and his father.

The Island of Horses

The Island of Horses Author Eilis Dillon
ISBN-10 1590171020
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 216
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When two boys from a remote island off the western Irish coast venture to the forbidden Island of Horses, they find a mysterious tame black colt and unexpected danger.


Gunsmoke Author Joseph A. West
ISBN-10 159722751X
Release 2008-05-16
Pages 355
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Marshall Dillon has his hands full with an all-or-nothing fight between a prizefighter and a rancher as well as the mayhem caused by his deputy Festus Haggen's killing of a thieving son of a preacher.

God s Samurai

God s Samurai Author Katherine V. Dillon
ISBN-10 9781597973588
Release 2011
Pages 384
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God's Samurai is the unusual story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the career aviator who led the attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in most of the fiercest battles of the Pacific war. A valuable record of major events, it is also the personal story of a man swept along by his times. Reared in the vanished culture of early twentieth-century Japan, war hero Fuchida returned home to become a simple farmer. After a scandalous love affair came his remarkable conversion to Christianity and years of touring the world as an evangelist. His tale is an informative, personal look at the war "from the other side."

Never Forgotten

Never Forgotten Author Patricia C. McKissack
ISBN-10 9780375983870
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 48
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A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his father who is left behind to mourn the loss of his son. Here's a beautiful, powerful, truly unforgettable story about family, memory, and freedom. "Forceful and iconic," raves Publishers Weekly in a starred review. From the Hardcover edition.

The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day Author Kazuo Ishiguro
ISBN-10 0307576183
Release 2010-07-15
Pages 256
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The universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. Here is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

Pest Control

Pest Control Author Bill Fitzhugh
ISBN-10 9781615951291
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 320
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Bob Dillon can’t get a break. A down-on-his-luck exterminator, all he wants is his own truck with a big fiberglass bug on top — and success with his radical new, environmentally friendly pest-killing technique. So Bob decides to advertise. Unfortunately, one of his flyers falls into the wrong hands. Marcel, a shady Frenchman, needs an assassin to handle a million-dollar hit, and he figures that Bob Dillon is his man. Through no fault — or participation — of his own, this unwitting pest controller from Queens has become a major player in the dangerous world of contract murder. And now Bob’s running for his life through the wormiest sections of the Big Apple — one step ahead of a Bolivian executioner, a homicidal transvestite dwarf, meatheaded CIA agents, cabbies packing serious heat ... and the world’s number-one hit man, who might just turn out to be the best friend Bob’s got.

Rogue Warrior of the SAS

Rogue Warrior of the SAS Author Martin Dillon
ISBN-10 9781780573779
Release 2011-10-14
Pages 272
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More than half a century after his death, Lt Col. Robert Blair Mayne is still regarded as one of the greatest soldiers in the history of military special operations. He was the most decorated British soldier of the Second World War, receiving four DSOs, the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d'honneur, and he pioneered tactics used today by the SAS and other special operations units worldwide. Rogue Warrior of the SAS tells the remarkable life story of 'Colonel Paddy', whose exceptional physical strength and uniquely swift reflexes made him a fearsome opponent. But his unorthodox rules of war and his resentment of authority would deny him the ultimate accolade of the Victoria Cross. Drawing on personal letters and family papers, declassified SAS files and records, together with the Official SAS Diary compiled in wartime and eyewitness accounts from many who served with him, the picture emerges of a soldier who, although a flawed hero, was unquestionably one of the most distinctive combatants of the campaigns in the Western Desert and Europe.

A Hell of a Woman

A Hell of a Woman Author Jim Thompson
ISBN-10 9780316195980
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 208
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Frank "Dolly" Dillon has a job he hates, working sales and collections for Pay-E-Zee Stores, a wife named Joyce he can't stand, and an account balance that barely allows him to pay the bills each month. Working door-to-door one day, trying to eke money out of folk with even less of it than he has, Dolly crosses paths with a beautiful young woman named Mona Farrell. Mona's being forced by her aunt to do things she doesn't like, with men she doesn't know--she wants out, any way she can get it. And to a man who wants nothing of what he has, Mona sure looks like something he actually does. Soon Dolly and Mona find themselves involved in a scheme of robbery, murder and mayhem that makes Dolly's blood run cold. As Dolly's plans begin to unravel, his mind soon follows. In A HELL OF A WOMAN, Jim Thompson offers another arresting portrait of a deviant mind, in an ambitious crime novel that ranks among his best work.

Wallace s Year Book Trotting and Pacing

Wallace s Year Book  Trotting and Pacing Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B814406
Release 1913
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Wallace s Year Book Trotting and Pacing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wallace s Year Book Trotting and Pacing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wallace s Year Book Trotting and Pacing book for free.

Landed China

Landed China Author Christopher Dillon
ISBN-10 9789881714749
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 380
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Landed China gives you the key facts and local insights you need to buy a home in China. In Landed China, you’ll learn: How property is bought and sold in China.Where to find financing, legal advice and other essential services.How to recognize and manage China-specific risks.Where to find property listings (even if you can’t read Chinese).Where not to buy.How demographic, economic and social trends are reshaping China’s real estate markets.How non-Chinese people have successfully bought property in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Year Book Trotting and Pacing

Year Book  Trotting and Pacing Author United States Trotting Association
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101064795303
Release 1918
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Year Book Trotting and Pacing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Year Book Trotting and Pacing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Year Book Trotting and Pacing book for free.

Changing Cadence

Changing Cadence Author Michael A. Dillon
ISBN-10 0986057703
Release 2014-03-28
Pages 192
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When the company where he worked was acquired in the midst of one of the country's most severe recessions, Mike Dillon found himself without a job. It's a story common to many, but Dillon's response was far from expected. Instead of searching for new employment, he bought a bicycle, loaded it with camping gear and pedaled alone across the United States. Changing Cadence recounts the story of Dillon's travels through the farming and fishing communities of the South; the ranch lands and Bible Belt of Texas; the lonely deserts of New Mexico and Arizona; and finally up the coast of California. Along the way, he crosses paths with others who share his need for wanderlust: the brokenhearted woman from London exploring the West alone on a motorcycle; the pair of college students walking across the country in support of the Tea Party; the woman hiking the circumference of the country on a prosthetic leg (along with her three-legged dog); and fellow cyclists like Don, a middle-aged, yarn-spinning, former Marine with a grey ponytail and a penchant for McDonald's Egg McMuffins. Over the course of more than 3,500 miles, Dillon rediscovers himself, his family and his country, and learns that it's never too late for a little adventure.