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Looking for a Hero

Author : Peter Maslowski
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Widely acclaimed as the Vietnam War's most highly decorated soldier, Joe Ronnie Hooper in many ways serves as a symbol for that conflict. His troubled, tempestuous life paralleled the upheavals in American society during the 1960s and 1970s, and his desperate quest to prove his manhood was uncomfortably akin to the macho image projected by three successive presidents in their "tough" policy in Southeast Asia. Looking for a Hero extracts the real Joe Hooper from the welter of lies and myths that swirl around his story; in doing so, the book uncovers not only the complicated truth about an American hero but also the story of how Hooper's war was lost in Vietnam, not at home. Extensive interviews with friends, fellow soldiers, and family members reveal Hooper as a complex, gifted, and disturbed man. They also expose the flaws in his most famous and treasured accomplishment: earning the Medal of Honor. In the distortions, half-truths, and outright lies that mar Hooper's medal of honor file, authors Peter Maslowski and Don Winslow find a painful reflection of the army's inability to be honest with itself and the American public, with all the dire consequences that this dishonesty ultimately entailed. In the inextricably linked stories of Hooper and the Vietnam War, the nature of that deceit, and of America's defeat, becomes clear.

Looking for a Hero

Author : Debbie Macomber
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Two classic stories of finding love where you least expect it! MARRIAGE WANTED As far as Nash Davenport’s concerned, marriage isn’t shelter from the storm—it is the storm. He’s a divorce attorney, himself divorced, who believes no married couple can live up to their wedding vows. Savannah Charles, however, believes in the value—and the values—of marriage. She’s a wedding planner who finds herself saying yes when Nash unexpectedly proposes. Even though it’s strictly a business proposal… MY HERO Would-be romance writer Bailey York has already failed twice at love. She thinks men are wonderful to read and write about, but that’s it. Which is probably why she has such difficulty creating a hero for her novel. What she needs is a real-life example. She finds one in Parker Davidson—he’s everything a hero should be. Compellingly attractive. Forceful and determined, yet capable of tenderness. A man of substance. Parker is perfect as Bailey’s inspiration—but he wants to be the hero in her life, not just in her book!

Looking for a Hero

Author : Cathy Hopkins
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Fed up with waiting for a boy to come her way, India-Jane takes action! India Jane is feeling frustrated. She thought that Joe was her soulmate, but things seem to be going nowhere with him. Perhaps what she feels for him isn't 'love' after all - whatever that is. Gathering her friends around her, she sets out to find the boy of her dreams by Christmas. Her exploration is pretty disastrous, but just when she is in total dispair, two gorgeous boys surface. Looking for love turns out to be a lot more complicated than India Jane thought. The third book in the CINNAMON GIRL series.

Looking for a Hero

Author : Debbie Macomber
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First work originally published: New York: Silhouette Books, c1993. Second work originally published: Toronto; New York: Harlequin Books, 1992.

Looking for a Hero

Author : David Boyd
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Looking for a Hero

Author : Anthony Dean
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A time way back. There is an impending threat from brigands (Valkites) to a little village. The villagers decide to flee. They send off their children, hoping to catch up with them later. But the villagers become trapped and the children are suddenly alone. The children were advised that if their parents do not join them, they are to go to the nearest village. But the children are undecided. Should they go to the next village or should they go in search of 'The Hero' they had heard of? But will they find him and if they do, will he help them? If they don't find him, should they try to rescue their families by themselves? The quest is filled with dangers. There are wild animals; there are great mountains and fast flowing rivers. But harder than that, there are babies to care for. Simply children, can they agree with each other? But as in life, it is not always the best of plans, but the unexpected that helps us through our greatest challenges in life.

Looking for a Hero

Author : Patti Berg
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Pretty Kate Cameron was looking for a man to sweep her off her feet, but she never expected him to be wielding a cutlass and claiming to be the infamous Morgan "Black Heart" Farrell, a pirate captain who lived nearly three hundred years before. Danger may have followed him from the past, but he's not about to leave while Kate needs him.

Looking in the Rear View Mirror

Author : Doug Jensen
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The title tells much about what this book is all about. Being 70 and a senior citizen made me stop and think, "How did this happen so fast?" With encouragement from my wife Gale, I decided that it was time to put down on paper the off-beat way I've looked at things, from child raising to the social scene. I've always had something to say and usually in a humorous or what some call a smart-ass way. Mainly, I wrote this for my offspring, to show them what "papa" was like and what our country was like when I was a boy back in the 30s and 40s. The things that were not around that they take for granted now. Also some things that were around then that I wish they could have experienced. Then there are some things that never change. I do know they would all agree after reading this book, "He just had to have the last word, didn't he!"

The Great Confederate Novel

Author : David Madden
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Looking upon the Heart

Author : Pete Carlson, MFT
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BY LOOKING UPON THE HEART WE CAN ALL BE CHANGED IN AN INSTANT AND LIVE LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY! The mystery of the biblical heart is unveiled by integrating psychology and Scripture to delineate the five dispositions of the heart, the choice of which we morph into could either enhance or hinder the attainment of abundant life in Christ. Throughout time, people have been searching for the meaning of life and the way to find fulfillment. It is the intention of this book to show how, by Looking upon the Heart, where Jesus may live, we can actualize healing and holiness at any moment in time. In this in-depth, Christian psychology and self-help/textbook, the reader is enlightened as to what good and bad choices we can make about our character and personality; the goal is to consistently be transformed (morphed) out of the unhealthy dispositions of the heart (the broken heart and the hard heart) into healthier ones (the open heart, sweet heart, and the brave heart). Our first basic premise is that we all, believers and unbelievers alike, can and do spontaneously morph continually in and out of various dispositions, character states and personality styles, and so are capable of immediate transformation. The second premise is that grace must prevail; we all would be hypocrites if we judged, because we are all morphing, having our good moments and bad, at any particular moment in real time. Ultimately the overall perspective is that the heart should be the most important human entity known to man. The heart is the primary gatekeeper and decision-maker and, therefore, the overall determiner of the whole person's behavior, personal growth, and spiritual maturity. We are to embrace a complete understanding of the biblical heart, its five dispositions, in order to overcome psychological, behavioral and relational dysfunction and sin. Only then can we successfully and consistently experience oneness with God through Jesus, living and actively operating within our hearts. As a result of "Looking upon the Heart," the Lord reigns and leads us to a life of victory in Jesus.

The Horrid Looking Glass Reflections on Monstrosity

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From the fictional world of vampires, zombies, and invaders from other worlds, to the very real world of revolutionary France and in between, the nature of the monster encompasses the very quality that makes them so believable - that which we perceive as 'other'. While there is a commonality in this otherness, the monster lurking in the shadows, concealed in darkness or conjured with a few lines from a horror novel suggests the monster as one onto which we are free to project the most distorted and un-human features. In each chapter of this volume, you will discover that the way in which we project what is monstrous is not a singular other but is in fact a part of our own self-identity. The greatest horror of the monster is not that it stands apart, but that once we pull it from the shadow of our own projected imagination we discover that that the monster we fear is also bound to our own mirror image. To look at the monster, to name that which must never be named, is to look upon a reflection and embrace a part of our nature we do not wish to see.

Looking for a Hero

Author : David Boyd
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Nicholas Sparks is a "normal" fourteen year-old who likes rock music and sports. The only problem is that something has caused him to commit a terrible act that has changed his life forever. Every reader will be affected by the twists and turns experienced by Nicholas as he is propelled toward a revelation that will either save him or have terrible consequences. Told through a series of interviews, reports, and letters, this challenging novel is one that the reader will find difficult to put down until the end.

Looking Awry

Author : Slavoj Žižek
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Slavoj ?i?ek provides a virtuoso reading of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan through the works of contemporary popular culture, from horror fiction and detective thrillers to popular romances and Hitchcock films.

Looking at Ajax

Author : David Stuttard
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Ajax is perhaps the earliest of Sophocles' tragedies, yet the issues at its heart remain profoundly resonant today. Set in the Greek encampment during the siege of Troy, it traces not just the story of a respected war hero's mental breakdown but (like Sophocles' Antigone) the treatment of an enemy's remains and the management of his memory. Pitting the fate of the individual against not just his own community but the cosmic world of the divine, it explores questions of loyalty and power, compassion and control, integrity and political expediency – and ultimately what it is to be human. In Antiquity the fate of Ajax fascinated writers and artists alike. Today it has assumed a new importance with Sophocles' play being used to help treat military veterans suffering from PTSD. This collection of 12 essays by leading academics from across the UK, US and Ireland draws together many of the themes explored in Ajax, from how Sophocles exploits audiences' awareness of mythology and visual arts, to questions of politics and religion, staging and characterization, changing perceptions of the heroic, and the therapeutic use to which the play is put today. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's introduction and performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.

Looking for the Lost

Author : Alan Booth
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A VIBRANT, MEDITATIVE WALK IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL OF JAPAN Traveling by foot through mountains and villages, Alan Booth found a Japan far removed from the stereotypes familiar to Westerners. Whether retracing the footsteps of ancient warriors or detailing the encroachments of suburban sprawl, he unerringly finds the telling detail, the unexpected transformation, the everyday drama that brings this remote world to life on the page. Looking for the Lost is full of personalities, from friendly gangsters to mischievous children to the author himself, an expatriate who found in Japan both his true home and dogged exile. Wry, witty, sometimes angry, always eloquent, Booth is a uniquely perceptive guide. Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation. Perhaps even more significant, it is the self-portrait of one man, Alan Booth, exquisitely painted in the twilight of his own life.

George Clooney An Actor Looking for a Role

Author : Mark Browning
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This book traces the evolution of George Clooney's successful career, from his humble start as a television heartthrob to his current position as one of the most powerful figures in film making today. • A comprehensive review of the career of George Clooney • Critically rigorous but accessible writing style • A compilation of Clooney's work, including obscure work in television, films, and commercials • Expert analysis of genres, roles, and creative collaborations

Wood s Household Magazine

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Last True Hero

Author : Diana Gardin
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"With her usual charm and engaging storytelling Diana Gardin has once again proved why she's my new go-to author." -- #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken For seven years he's fought for his country. Now he'll fight for her. Army Ranger Dare Conners has been through hell. He's left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy for beaches, beers, and babes-if that can't cure him, nothing will. But when he meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle begins . . . An Admiral's daughter, Berkeley knows her life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend-and now that she's graduated-the right marriage. But after years of being right, Berkeley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won't share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer can't last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could be in for quite a fall. "Last True Hero is the perfect escape. Diana Gardin is a fresh new voice in contemporary romance." -- Lia Riley

Looking to Christ the Book of Hebrews

Author : Marci Ogrosky
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Get ready to make the book of Hebrews your new favorite book of the Bible with the help of Looking to Christ, an insightful evangelical study guide. You will be encouraged to keep the faith by focusing on the person and work of Jesus Christ, imitating the faith of Old Testament heroes, and putting your faith into practice in spite of the challenges and doubts you face. As your assurance of faith grows stronger, you will be better prepared to joyfully persevere throughout life, no matter what. Every lesson in Looking to Christ gives background information, asks questions, and applies the truth of Scripture with a common-sense approach that makes Hebrews accessible to all levels of Bible students. Allow yourself to be transformed from the inside out: Fill your mind with the truth of who Christ is and what He has done. Let your heart be inspired by the example of faithful believers. Give evidence of faith by your attitude and behavior. Whether this is your first time studying Hebrews or your twentieth, there are always new and deeper insights waiting for you. It is time to grab your Bible and a pen, sit down with Looking to Christ, and expect good things.

Looking for My Country

Author : Robert Macneil
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Renowned journalist and author of the international bestseller Wordstruck, Robert MacNeil reflects on a life lived between nations, and why he finally decided to call himself an American. Growing up in Halifax during World War II, it seemed to Robert MacNeil that nothing of significance ever happened in Canada. From his mother’s obsession with all things English (even the marmalade) to his own love for American music like Rhapsody in Blue, Canada seemed too small, too parochial for his ambitions. Moving to Britain in his mid-twenties, MacNeil was suddenly exposed to a country with thousands of years of history, extraordinary theatre and culture. But it was in America that MacNeil finally found his country -- America, a land of contrasts and possibilities. A journalist for NBC and later for PBS on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, MacNeil was a witness to many of the current events that shaped the last century: the erection of the Berlin Wall, Kennedy’s election and assassination, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Watergate and finally September 11, 2001. As the well-respected and trenchant news reporter brought world issues to the American public, he discovered that his Canadian values and upbringing allowed him some valuable detachment and perspective. And when MacNeil returned to Nova Scotia after 40 years, he found his country of birth much changed -- multiculturalism and diversity had caused Canadian culture to blossom in his absence. With charm and warmth, but also with a piercing eye on the century, MacNeil looks at the meanings of patriotism, nationalism and home, and explains why he finally made the decision to become an American citizen. Excerpt from Looking for My Country I grew up in a nation trying to build a distinctive culture in an environment that constantly threatens extinction, physical from the north, and political/cultural from the south. Each fear, in its own way, reinforces the other. The inhospitality of the northern climate induces Canadians to drift southwards and the magnet of American material prosperity and opportunity reinforces that urge. Yet the fear of being swallowed, ingested by the American leviathan, makes Canadians draw back, shrinking from the smothering embrace, to find a source of national pride and identity in overcoming the natural human fear of perishing in frozen wastes. Peter Gzowski, the late, beloved CBC radio host, once ran a contest which produced this inspired response, “As Canadian as possible under the circumstances.”