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release date: May 27, 2014
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The #1 New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36”

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
release date: Aug 02, 2016
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The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics
The #1 New York Times bestseller freshly adapted for the next generation, now with brand new content including an author Q&A and never-before-seen photographs

Inspiration for the PBS American Experience Documentary 'The Boys of '36'

 
For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Great Depression comes the astonishing tale of nine working-class boys from the American West who at the 1936 Olympics showed the world what true grit really meant. With rowers who were the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew was never expected to defeat the elite East Coast teams, yet they did, going on to shock the world by challenging the German boat rowing for Adolf Hitler.
 
At the center of the tale is Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, whose personal quest captures the spirit of his generation—the generation that would prove in the coming years that the Nazis could not prevail over American determination and optimism.
 
This deeply emotional yet easily accessible young readers adaptation of the award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller features never-before-seen photographs, highly visual back matter, and an exclusive new introduction.
release date: Sep 22, 2015
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The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of the Donner Party

From the #1 bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes an unforgettable epic of family, tragedy, and survival on the American frontier

“An ideal pairing of talent and material.… Engrossing.… A deft and ambitious storyteller.” — Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review

In April of 1846, twenty-one-year-old Sarah Graves, intent on a better future, set out west from Illinois with her new husband, her parents, and eight siblings. Seven months later, after joining a party of pioneers led by George Donner, they reached the Sierra Nevada Mountains as the first heavy snows of the season closed the pass ahead of them. In early December, starving and desperate, Sarah and fourteen others set out for California on snowshoes, and, over the next thirty-two days, endured almost unfathomable hardships and horrors.

In this gripping narrative, New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most legendary events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah’s journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

release date: Apr 01, 2017
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Warren H. Manning: Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner (Critical Perspectives in the History of Environmental Design Ser.)

Warren H. Manning’s (1860–1938) national practice comprised more than sixteen hundred landscape design and planning projects throughout North America, from small home grounds to estates, cemeteries, college campuses, parks and park systems, and new industrial towns. Manning approached his design and planning projects from an environmental perspective, conceptualizing projects as components of larger regional (in some cases, national) systems, a method that contrasted sharply with those of his stylistically oriented colleagues. In this regard, as in many others, Manning had been influenced by his years with the Olmsted firm, where the foundations of his resource-based approach to design were forged. Manning’s overlay map methods, later adopted by the renowned landscape architect Ian McHarg, providedthe basis for computer mapping software in widespread use today.

One of the eleven founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Manning also ran one of the nation’s largest offices, where he trained several influential designers, including Fletcher Steele, A. D. Taylor, Charles Gillette, and Dan Kiley. After Manning’s death, his reputation slipped into obscurity. Contributors to the Warren H. Manning Research Project have worked more than a decade to assess current conditions of his built projects and to compile a richly illustrated compendium of site essays that illuminate the range, scope, and significance of Manning’s notable career with specially commissioned photographs by Carol Betsch.

release date: Dec 26, 1996
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IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide, Trucking Industry (IRS Audit Protection & Survival Guide)
How can a trucking company survive . . .

The first major overhaul of the tax audit system in the past 50 years?

MSSP, an organized IRS program that targets the trucking industry?

Specially trained IRS agents with unprecedented fingertip access to public archives, industry statistics, and the tax history of any business?

With IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide Trucking Industry

New strategies and techniques for audit self-defense.

And don't miss these other IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guides available now from Wiley:

  • Bars and Restaurants
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Attorneys

The trucking industry is one of the prime targets of the IRS's Market Segment Specialization Program (MSSP). Using a newly developed industry specific Audit Technique Guide and the latest in computer and communications technology, agents specially trained in the finer points of trucking industry operation and accounting are putting the tax returns of thousands of businesses under a very powerful microscope. Now more than ever, it is vital for CPAs and trucking company owners and managers to anticipate IRS actions in order to avoid an audit or to survive one should it occur.

IRS Audit Protection and Survival Guide: Trucking Industry helps businesses prepare for this intensified scrutiny. It explains the issues in the IRS MSSP Audit Technique Guide for the trucking industry and describes specific changes in the IRS approach to examining trucking company tax returns. Prescribing a series of audit self-protection strategies and techniques for the entire industry, Daniel Baran and former IRS agent Gerald Bernard bring all of their combined 40 years' experience to bear in analyzing the program's effects on key areas of taxation. Topics covered include:

  • Audit issues common to the trucking industry
  • Audit techniques and areas of concentration for finding unreported income
  • Independent contractors versus employee classifications
  • Excise taxes —heavy vehicle use, transport over public highways, retail sales tax, fuel and other excise taxes
  • Specific carrier issues —trucking companies using leasing companies, shipper's agents, freight forwarders.

Supplemented with relevant IRS forms, tables, and regulations, this is the ultimate road map to the changing tax landscape for CPAs, trucking company operators, and tax attorneys.

release date: Feb 17, 2020
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Daniel James Brown: The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (Large Print Hardcover); 2013 Edition
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release date: Dec 01, 2016
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VS: US vs UK Horror (Volume 1)
A BATTLE ROYALE OF US AND UK INDIE HORROR HEAVYWEIGHTS! All proceeds from the purchase of this book will be donated to the Second Chance Center for Animals (US) and the West Wales Poundies Dog Rescue (UK) charities. Who writes the best horror: the US or the UK? Find out for yourself in VS: US vs UK, a competition anthology featuring some of the year's best horror, judged by horror enthusiasts and you: the readers. Featuring Pre-Fight Hype from The Ginger Nuts of Horror and The Eyes of Madness! The Contenders... Duncan Ralston vs Rich Hawkins James Ward Kirk vs Kit Power Glenn Rolfe vs Lex H. Jones Tim Miller vs Daniel I. Russel John Ledger vs Jim Goforth Essel Pratt vs Daniel Marc Chant Thomas S. Flowers vs Kyle M. Scott Jonathan Ondrashek vs David Owain Hughes T.S. Woolard vs Toneye Eyenot Michael Noe vs Dani Brown Sisters of Slaughter vs Matt Hickman Salome Jones vs Kitty Kane Peter Oliver Wonder vs Kevin J Kennedy
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release date: May 01, 2006
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Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894
On September 1, 1894 two forest fires converged on the town of Hinckley, Minnesota, trapping over 2,000 people. Daniel J. Brown recounts the events surrounding the fire in the first and only book on to chronicle the dramatic story that unfolded. Whereas Oregon's famous "Biscuit" fire in 2002 burned 350,000 acres in one week, the Hinckley fire did the same damage in five hours. The fire created its own weather, including hurricane-strength winds, bubbles of plasma-like glowing gas, and 200-foot-tall flames. In some instances, "fire whirls," or tornadoes of fire, danced out from the main body of the fire to knock down buildings and carry flaming debris into the sky. Temperatures reached 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit--the melting point of steel.
As the fire surrounded the town, two railroads became the only means of escape. Two trains ran the gauntlet of fire. One train caught on fire from one end to the other. The heroic young African-American porter ran up and down the length of the train, reassuring the passengers even as the flames tore at their clothes. On the other train, the engineer refused to back his locomotive out of town until the last possible minute of escape. In all, more than 400 people died, leading to a revolution in forestry management practices and federal agencies that monitor and fight wildfires today.

Author Daniel Brown has woven together numerous survivors' stories, historical sources, and interviews with forest fire experts in a gripping narrative that tells the fascinating story of one of North America's most devastating fires and how it changed the nation.
release date: Jan 11, 2010
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How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth

A fascinating octopus of a book on global change, reaching in all directions at once.-Library Journal
This collection of 101 essays from some of today's most notable thinkers and leaders focuses on the large problems of society, as well as every day challenges, and encourages readers to envision a positive change. The essays explore the themes of peace, democracy, prosperity, racial harmony, ecology, and health, encouraging readers to find meaning in their own lives and share it with others.

release date: Mar 07, 2012
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Appalachian Health and Well-Being
Appalachians have been characterized as a population with numerous disparities in health and limited access to medical services and infrastructures, leading to inaccurate generalizations that inhibit their healthcare progress. Appalachians face significant challenges in obtaining effective care, and the public lacks information about both their healthcare needs and about the resources communities have developed to meet those needs.

In Appalachian Health and Well-Being, editors Robert L. Ludke and Phillip J. Obermiller bring together leading researchers and practitioners to provide a much-needed compilation of data- and research-driven perspectives, broadening our understanding of strategies to decrease the health inequalities affecting both rural and urban Appalachians. The contributors propose specific recommendations for necessary research, suggest practical solutions for health policy, and present best practices models for effective health intervention. This in-depth analysis offers new insights for students, health practitioners, and policy makers, promoting a greater understanding of the factors affecting Appalachian health and effective responses to those needs.
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