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1. Out of the Ashes The True Story of How One Man Turned Tragedy Into a Message of Safety - Charlie Morecraft

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2. How about a Martini? The Battle Cry of Madison Ave - Large Print - Don Morrow

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In the Broadway Show "Little Shop of Horrors'" Don Morrow's contract reads: "A voice not unlike that of God"

A legend in his field whose experience goes back as far as television itself (63 years to be exact), you will soon discover another side to this man.

From Clint Eastwood's "A Fist Full of Dollars" to James Cameron's "Titanic" and beyond, from the beginning of Crest and Zest to IBM, Ford Motor, Shell Oil and Sun Microsystems, DON MORROW has been the spokesman and on camera for over 20,000 national and international commercials and motion picture campaigns.

Why the title? When I got to New York in the spring of 1951, I soon learned that most business deals were discussed and closed in bars rather than offices. The Martini (Gin) was the drink of choice back then and did we ever go through a lot of olives! This practice came as somewhat of a surprise to me at first...but I adjusted, believe me. To get a job, FIRST you had to find the sympathetic ear of a person with whom you could have a Martini. That slowed things up a bit, but, as one made the "rounds," you eventually found sympathetic ears. Let me explain the "rounds." You visited casting directors, show producers and their assistants, network employees, secretaries, almost anyone who would let you through the door and was open to your proffered coffee and doughnuts - and a good pitch. Step two was inviting them out for the Martini or libation of their choice. If you completed step two without fumbling, you were almost surely getting a job. I made lots of real friends in that manner and it worked well for all of five decades. Whoever could do this best, won the day.

Author Don Morrow started his broadcast career while a student at Syracuse University on the GI Bill shortly after World War II. During Don Morrow's career he has competed successfully with Richard Burton, Orson Wells, Vincent Price, Henry Fonda, James Earl Jones, among other major actors. The late Don La Fontaine said of his early mentor Don Morrow, a few years ago: "In the Beginning, if Don Morrow hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here..."

Keywords: Voice Over, Movies, Television, Commercials, Famous Voices

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3. How about a Martini? The Battle Cry of Madison Ave - Large Print - Don Morrow

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In the Broadway Show "Little Shop of Horrors'" Don Morrow's contract reads: "A voice not unlike that of God"

A legend in his field whose experience goes back as far as television itself (63 years to be exact), you will soon discover another side to this man.

From Clint Eastwood's "A Fist Full of Dollars" to James Cameron's "Titanic" and beyond, from the beginning of Crest and Zest to IBM, Ford Motor, Shell Oil and Sun Microsystems, DON MORROW has been the spokesman and on camera for over 20,000 national and international commercials and motion picture campaigns.

Why the title? When I got to New York in the spring of 1951, I soon learned that most business deals were discussed and closed in bars rather than offices. The Martini (Gin) was the drink of choice back then and did we ever go through a lot of olives! This practice came as somewhat of a surprise to me at first...but I adjusted, believe me. To get a job, FIRST you had to find the sympathetic ear of a person with whom you could have a Martini. That slowed things up a bit, but, as one made the "rounds," you eventually found sympathetic ears. Let me explain the "rounds." You visited casting directors, show producers and their assistants, network employees, secretaries, almost anyone who would let you through the door and was open to your proffered coffee and doughnuts - and a good pitch. Step two was inviting them out for the Martini or libation of their choice. If you completed step two without fumbling, you were almost surely getting a job. I made lots of real friends in that manner and it worked well for all of five decades. Whoever could do this best, won the day.

Author Don Morrow started his broadcast career while a student at Syracuse University on the GI Bill shortly after World War II. During Don Morrow's career he has competed successfully with Richard Burton, Orson Wells, Vincent Price, Henry Fonda, James Earl Jones, among other major actors. The late Don La Fontaine said of his early mentor Don Morrow, a few years ago: "In the Beginning, if Don Morrow hadn't been there, I wouldn't be here..."

Keywords: Voice Over, Movies, Television, Commercials, Famous Voices

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4. The Man That Never Was Daniel Defoe 1644-1731 a Critical Revision of His Life and Writing - John Martin

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John Martin, a best-selling Defoe biographer, has radically revised all earlier accounts of Defoe's life and work in this scholarly, peer reviewed and enjoyable work. Using a mass of archived material, Martin advances the claim that Defoe was baptised in 1644 as the son of Daniel Foe and his wife Ellene in Etton, Northamptonshire and brought up in parish care in Colchester, Essex. Simply put, he asserts that all previous accounts of Defoe's early life are untrue in their entirety. In so doing he refutes earlier claims that Defoe was brought up as the son of a London merchant at a later date in a series of masterful Attachments. The author raises important epistemological issues. He asserts that literary critical assessments of Defoe's written work fail to understand that Defoe mixes autobiography and fiction with a fine lack of distinction and that as these are inter-textual a flawed biography has distorted all previous literary assessments of his work. He suggests that identifying the autobiographical in Defoe's work enables interesting changes to be made in Defoe's bibliography and the ascription of new works. Martin's work is fundamental to an understanding of all Defoe's writing to both academics and general readers alike. It is a 'must read' book.

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5. Born with Teeth A Memoir - Kate Mulgrew

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Raised by unconventional Irish Catholics who knew "how to drink, how to dance, how to talk, and how to stir up the devil," Kate Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones. But in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, young Kate saw the consequences of a dream deferred. Determined to pursue her own no matter the cost, at 18 she left her small Midwestern town for New York, where, studying with the legendary Stella Adler, she learned the lesson that would define her as an actress: "Use it," Adler told her. Whatever disappointment, pain, or anger life throws in your path, channel it into the work.

It was a lesson she would need. At twenty-two, just as her career was taking off, she became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. Having already signed the adoption papers, she was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of her child. As her star continued to rise, her life became increasingly demanding and fulfilling, a whirlwind of passionate love affairs, life-saving friendships, and bone-crunching work. Through it all, Mulgrew remained haunted by the loss of her daughter, until, two decades later, she found the courage to face the past and step into the most challenging role of her life, both on and off screen.

We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played--Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails "Red" on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, BORN WITH TEETH is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.

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6. A Journey into Matisse's South of France (16pt Large Print Edition) - Laura McPhee

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This beautiful and fascinating volume follows Henri Matisse on his journeys into the South of France, where he discovered the light and color that saturate his work. Part biography, part travel guide, it explores the painter's private life, artistic evolution, and relationships with the places that inspired him. The book begins in Paris and then moves to the fashionable St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic Nice, the medieval refuge of Vence, and luxurious Cimiez. In each location, the author visits the villas and studios where Matisse lived and worked, and explains how his art responded to the palette and ambiance of the local landscape.

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7. From "Phene" to "Josie" - Margie Moore

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8. Caribbean Vybes Presents St. Kitts Music Festival The Past and The Present - Mosi Mandisa

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St. Kitts, a tropical island in the Caribbean, held its inaugural Music Festival in 1996. Various genres of music and the island's unique music style were showcased. In 2017, the 21st Anniversary of the St. Kitts Music Festival was celebrated. In this publication, the history of the festival, and various international and regional artistes who have performed throughout the years, are featured.

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9. Eyes on Target Inside Stories from the Brotherhood of the U.S. Navy SEALs - Scott McEwenRichard Miniter

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Told through the eyes of current and former Navy SEALs, EYES ON TARGET is an inside account of some of the most harrowing missions in American history -- including the mission to kill Osama bin Laden and the mission that wasn't, the deadly attack on the US diplomatic outpost in Benghazi where a retired SEAL sniper with a small team held off one hundred terrorists while his repeated radio calls for help went unheeded.

The book contains incredible accounts of major SEAL operations -- from the violent birth of SEAL Team Six and the aborted Operation Eagle Claw meant to save the hostages in Iran, to key missions in Iraq and Afganistan where the SEALs suffered their worst losses in their fifty year history -- and every chapter illustrates why this elite military special operations unit remains the most feared anti-terrorist force in the world.

We hear reports on the record from retired SEAL officers including Lt. Cmdr. Richard Marcinko, the founder of SEAL Team Six, and a former Commander at SEAL team Six, Ryan Zinke, and we come away understanding the deep commitment of these military men who put themselves in danger to protect our country and save American lives. In the face of insurmountable odds and the imminent threat of death, they give all to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

No matter the situation, on duty or at ease, SEALs never, ever give up. One powerful chapter in the book tells the story of how one Medal of Honor winner saved another, the only time this has been done in US military history.

EYES ON TARGET includes these special features:

  • A detailed timeline of events during the Benghazi attack
  • Sample rescue scenarios from a military expert who believes that help could have reached the Benghazi compound in time
  • The US House Republican Conference Interim Progress Report on the events surrounding the September 11, 2012, Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi

Through their many interviews and unique access, Scott McEwen and Richard Miniter pull back the veil that has so often concealed the heroism of these patriots. They live by a stringent and demanding code of their own creation, keeping them ready to ignore politics, bureaucracy and -- if necessary -- direct orders. They share a unique combination of character, intelligence, courage, love of country and what can only be called true grit.

They are the Navy SEALs, and they keep their Eyes on Target.

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10. Radical Heart (16pt Large Print Edition) - Shireen Morris

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Neither Indigenous nor white, Shireen Morris is both outside observer and instrumental insider in the fight for Indigenous rights. Shaped by her family's Indian and Fijian migrant story, Morris is a key player in what many consider the greatest moral challenge of our nation: constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

She takes us inside this vital campaign to meet the powerful Indigenous advocates, helpful (and unhelpful) non-Indigenous lawyers, unlikely conservative and monarchist allies and infuriating politicians. We travel with Morris through the wins, disappointments and, ultimately, the betrayals that led to the Turnbull government's heartbreaking rejection of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Radical Heart is a challenge for all Australians to dream together of a fairer future, and work as one to make it happen.

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11. Strength of Conviction (16pt Large Print Edition) - Tom Mulcair

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Globe & Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller Toronto Star Non-Fiction Bestseller The inside story of Tom Mulcair's rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. He has been called the strongest Opposition leader in the television era; he was also known in Québec as the provincial Opposition's ''pit bull.'' Here, in his own words, and for the first time, is the inside story of Tom Mulcair's rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines: who he is, how he thinks, and how he comes by the values that shaped his character. Unwavering in his convictions, he shares behind-the-scenes information on the reasons why he resigned as Québec's minister of the environment under Charest; his decision to rejoin the New Democratic Party; and what it was like working closely with Jack Layton to help spearhead the ''Orange Wave'' that swept the NDP into power as the Official Opposition in the 2011 federal election. Alongside this, Mulcair also sheds light on such nation-defining events as past immigration and environmental policies, the Québec Referendum, Native residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Harper government's Anti-Terrorism Act. In this book, Mulcair reveals his vision for the country, and his position on the issues that matter most - making Strength of Conviction an essential read for all Canadians with an interest in our nation's future.

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12. The Butchers, the Baker: The World War II Memoir of a United Sta - Victor L. Mapes

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13. Legacy of My Life A Journal for the Jewish Memoir Writer - Chaim Mazo

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LEGACY OF MY LIFE: A Journal For The Jewish Memoir Writer is a workbook for a person to create a memoir of their life. Pages are headed by topics for the writer fill in the pages. Upon completion, a family keepsake will have been created. Special Jewish topic pages are included.

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