Gifts of an Eagle

The Remarkable Story of a Bird and Her Family

Author: Kent Durden

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453271716

Category: Nature

Page: 152

View: 357

New York Times Bestseller: The “extraordinary” true story of a golden eagle adopted by a California ranching family, and how she changed their lives (Delia Ephron). In 1955, Ed Durden brought a baby golden eagle home to his ranch in California, where she would stay for the next sixteen years. As her bond with Ed and the Durden family grew, the eagle, named Lady, displayed a fierce intelligence and strong personality. She learned quickly, had a strong mothering instinct (even for other species), and never stopped surprising those who cared for her. An eight-week New York Times bestseller, Gifts of an Eagle is a fascinating up-close look at one of the most majestic creatures in nature, as well as a heartwarming family story and “an affectionate, unsentimental tribute” (Kirkus Reviews).

Legacy of Honor

The Values and Influence of America's Eagle Scouts

Author: Alvin Townley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312539337

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 340

Documents the important contributions of famous men who once served as Eagle Scouts, citing the examples of such figures as Michael Bloomberg, Ross Perot, and Jim Lovell while tracing how history has been shaped by former scouts from all walks of life. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Once an Eagle

Author: Anton Myrer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062039091

Category: Fiction

Page: 1312

View: 417

Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War 11, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War -- Vietnam. A study in character and values, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embdies the best in our nation -- and in us all.

To Hold an Eagle 

Author: Justine Davis

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 1628155892

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 5932

PASSIONATE PERIL Chandra Lansing was a woman with dangerous information. Of that, Naval investigative agent Linc Reese was certain—though she couldn't hide much in the swimsuit she'd been wearing when he'd fished her out of the Pacific. But Linc knew only too well the look of desperation—and this blue-eyed mermaid seemed burdened to the breaking point. Beguiled, he ached to help her...before she was thrown once again into jeopardy. Bitter experience had proved to Chandra Lansing that every man had his price. Yet here was Linc Reese, ready to track down her would-be murderer, demanding nothing in return. Half-wild in love with him for that alone, she couldn't allow it. For the peril surrounding her was darker than he knew.... To Hold an Eagle Everything had its price….

An Eagle in the Snow

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250105161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1790

England, 1940. Barney’s home has been destroyed by bombing, and he and his mother are traveling to the countryside when German planes attack. Their train is forced to take shelter in a tunnel and there, in the darkness, a stranger— a fellow passenger—begins to tell them a story about two young soldiers who came face to face in the previous war. One British, one German. Both lived, but the British soldier was haunted by the encounter once he realized who the German was: the young Adolf Hitler. The British soldier made a moral decision. Was it the right one? Readers can ponder that difficult question for themselves with Michael Morpurgo's latest middle-grade novel An Eagle in the Snow.

Eagle's Gift

Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439121877

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 5772

Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical." His landscape is full of terrors and mysterious forces, as sharply etched as a flash of lightning on the deserts and mountains where don Juan takes him to pursue the sorcerer’s knowledge—the knowledge that it is the Eagle that gives us, at our births, a spark of awareness, that it expects to reclaim at the end of our lives and which the sorcerer, through his discipline, fights to retain. Castaneda describes how don Juan and his party, left thisworld—"the warriors of don Juan’s party had caught me for an eternal instant, before they vanished into the total light, before the Eagle let them go through"—and how he, himself, upon witnessing such a sight, jumped into the abyss.

The Gift of the Magi (Diversion Classics)

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1682301745

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6344

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. One of O. Henry's most-loved short stories, THE GIFT OF THE MAGI is perfect for the holiday season. In this heartwarming tale, a young couple of limited means contemplates buying Christmas gifts for each other, with unexpected results.

The Eagle and the Rose

A Remarkable True Story

Author: Rosemary Altea

Publisher: Vision

ISBN: 0446549347

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 1389

In THE EAGLE AND THE ROSE, Rosemary Altea tells the remarkable story of awakening to her psychic gifts as a medium and healer. As simple and honest as the story is remarkable, THE EAGLE AND THE ROSE describes how Rosemary Altea is chosen to be the voice of the spirit world¿how she is taken under the wing of a Native American spirit guide named Grey Eagle and taught to use her astonishing power to heal, go astral-travelling, and perform soul rescue. Grey Eagle calls Rosemary "his Rose" as he helps nurture her gift. In the casebook section of THE EAGLE AND THE ROSE are 10 stories of astonishing impact - how a woman decapitated in a train wreck relives her traumatic death in Rosemary Altea's body in order to adjust to life in the hereafter; how a tragic boating accident is predicted months before the fact by Rosemary Altea on a live radio show; how a dead child convinces his mother that he is safe with relatives on the spirit plane. Behind all these moving communications is Grey Eagle, Rosemary's mentor, constant companion, and friend. His spirit pervades this book as he focuses the spotlight on an important teaching: Life may continue after death, but how we behave on the Earth Plane does count. Grey Eagle elevates the message in this book to a transcendent level. He says, "We are all souls and must treat each other with kindness." We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

The Gifts of Reading

Author: Robert Macfarlane

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241982707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 9741

From the acclaimed author of The Old Ways and Landmarks -- an essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book Every book is a kind of gift to its reader, and the act of giving books is charged with a special emotional resonance. It is a meeting of three minds (the giver, the author, the recipient), an exchange of intellectual and psychological currency, that leaves each participant enriched. Here Robert Macfarlane recounts the story of a book he was given as a young man, and how he managed eventually to return the favour, though never repay the debt. From one of the most lyrical writers of our time comes a perfectly formed gem, a lyrical celebration of the transcendent power and humanity of the given book.

An Eagle's Feather

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943645237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 2503

An Eagle's Feather is based on a story of hope written by the Philippine Eagle Foundation to raise awareness and care for the critically endangered, majestic Philippine Eagle, the national bird of the Philippines. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Philippine Eagle Foundation, this story was written into this book by Minfong Ho, award-winning author of Hush! A Thai Lullaby, . Illustrator Frances Alvarez beautifully capture rural Philippine culture and the powerful spirit of this powerful bird with powerful, evocative art in this very special book designed to capture attention for the plight of this incredible creature both in the Philippines, as well as on the world stage. 100% of the first $10,000 in net proceeds from the sale of this book (and 50% thereafter) goes to the Philippine Eagle Foundation to help with its efforts to save this bird from extinction. Special back matter to inspire bird lovers and educators around the world of all ages, with ways to help.

Soaring Like an Eagle

Author: George Wachiuri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789966172181


Page: 170

View: 5871

George Wachiuri is the founder and CEO of Optiven Limited, a high flying Kenyan pacesetter in Real Estate. In this gripping memoir, Soaring Like An Eagle, George breaks all the chains that sought to keep him dreaming small dreams and tied firmly to endless poverty, hopelessness and defeat. A graduate of the University of Nairobi, BCom, MBA, CPA (K), George has risen from the pain of Laburra, Nyeri County, to a respectable leader in corporate Kenya. He has met presidents and Africa's top richest men and women and has set his eyes firmly on joining that small clique to make Forbes list of the world's wealthiest men. He is married to his beloved wife and partner Mary, with whom he has three children: David, Alex and Jael.

For the Love of an Eagle

Author: Jeanne Cowden

Publisher: David McKay Company

ISBN: 9780679203049

Category: Aquila verreauxi

Page: 165

View: 9590

A South African woman describes her experiences during the filming of a family of eagles in the Drakensberg Mountains.

On Wings of Eagles

Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451213092

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2073

Recreates the harrowing, real-life adventure of the successful prison break engineered by Col. Bull Simons, a World War II and Vietnam commando, who rescued two Texans imprisoned in a Teheran jail on behalf of Ross Perot. Reprint.

Gift from the Sea

Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307805174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 4414

Over a quarter of a century after its first publication, the great and simple wisdom in this book continues to influence women's lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Eagle of the Ninth

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 0192732676

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2431

Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . .Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide. Rosemary Sutcliff's books about Roman Britain have won much acclaim. The author writes with such passion and with such attention to detail that the Roman age is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.

Bald Eagles

Their Life and Behavior in North America

Author: Art Wolfe,Donald F. Bruning

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780517881637

Category: Nature

Page: 159

View: 8553

Bald Eagles Their life and behavior in North America Photographs by Art Wolfe Text by Donald F. Bruning The bald eagle is America's national bird. Protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, this bird had made a steady recovery from near extinction. It is fitting for our heritage that Art Wolfe has devoted his photographic talents to capturing bald eagles on film. His large color photographs show the bald eagles from chicks in nests to adults in full plumage, including their mating rituals, their migrations, and, finally, their release into the wild after captivity. Donald F. Bruning's text covers superbly the scientific and ornithological aspects of the bald eagle; their habits in Canada, Alaska, and the continental United States; as well as the effects of the Fish and Wildlife Service and other conservation agencies to preserve and increase the species. Contents Eagle Myths and Folklore The Bald Eagle: Its Majesty and power An American Emblem Biology Behavior Conservation of the Bald Eagle