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    Above all else

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    R823a
    2016

    Above all else

    Ross, Jeff

    Del tries to figure out who is responsible for injuring his teammate when winning takes priority on the Cardinals soccer team.

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    Absolute Pressure

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    B875a
    2016

    Absolute Pressure

    Brouwer, Sigmund

    Ian has been spending his summers on Key West for years, helping his Uncle Gord at his dive shop and spending as much time as he can underwater. When he's not diving, he's admiring Sherri, the girl who works at the dive shop. A series of accidents leads Ian to believe his uncle is in grave danger, but the truth turns out to be more terrifying than he could have imagined.

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    Admiral Richard Byrd: alone in the Antarctic

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    B995r
    2012

    Admiral Richard Byrd: alone in the Antarctic

    Rink, Paul

    Five years after his first expedition to the Antarctic, Richard Byrd was back--spending a long polar winter alone in a tiny hut buried in the ice, 123 miles south of the main base and the team of men he brought with him. Sick, dazed, weakened, and with poisonous fumes from a stove nearly killing him, he struggled to remain alive in this isolated hut--knowing that no help could reach him for months. Byrd's courage and determination to survive alone at the bottom otf the world is a gripping tale of personal bravery.

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    Adrift: seventy-six days lost at sea

    910.45
    C156

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    The adventures of cabeza de vaca: the lost conquistador

    970.01
    H417a
    2015

    The adventures of cabeza de vaca: the lost conquistador

    Hayes, Tom

    Cabeza de Vaca was looking for adventure when he helped lead a group of Spanish explorers to North America in 1528, and he certainly found it when he washed up on the shores of Texas. Lost in the wilderness with his men and living among the Indians, he survived as a wandering merchant, a warrior-prince, a slave, a medicine man and a faith healer. Durin his epic jounrey across North America he gathered up thousands of native followers as people from village after village just walked away from their homes and left all of their possessions behind in order to follow him. He surprised the world when he came walking out of the wilderness with three of his companions and this great procession of natives after being presumed dead for nearly eight years. Join this fearless explorer on a compelling spiritual journey across an unexplored stone-age America.

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    The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    813.4
    T969h
    c.3
    2010

    The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Twain, Mark.

    Tells of his voyage down the Mississippi with a runaway slave named Jim. As the two journey downstream on a raft, Huck's vivid descriptions capture the sights, smells, sounds, and rhythms of life on the great river. As they encounter traveling actors, con men, lynch mobs, thieves, and Southern gentility, his shrewd comments reveal the dark side of human nature. By the end of the story, Huck has learned about the dignity and worth of human life and Twain has exposed the moral blindness of the "respectable" slave-holding society in which he lives.

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    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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    D754a
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    2006

    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan.

    Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team — the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson — as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases.

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    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan.

    Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature's greatest detective team — the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson — as they investigate a dozen of their best-known cases.

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    The adventures of Tom Sawyer

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    T969t
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    The adventures of Tom Sawyer

    Twain, Mark.

    The adventures of a boy growing up in a nineteenth-century Mississippi River town as he plays hookey on an island, witnesses a crime, hunts for the pirates' treasure, and becomes lost in a cave.

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    The adventures of Tom Sawyer: unabridged and unadapted from the original text and with thirteen related readings

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    T969t
    c.7
    2012

    The adventures of Tom Sawyer: unabridged and unadapted from the original text and with thirteen related readings

    Twain, Mark.

    Contents: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    The story of the Bad Little Boy by Mark Twain
    The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry
    Hector the Collector by Shel Silverstein
    Teaching Values by Sarah Glazer
    The Little Orphan by Edgar A. Guest
    Three Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
    The Selling of Life-Styles by Berkeley Rice
    How the Lawyers Stole Winter by Christopher Daly
    Superstitions A to Z by Julie Corsi
    Adolescent Turning Point by Dorothy Nixon
    Charles by Shirley Jackson
    The Veldt by Ray Bradbury
    The Burden of Humor by H.L. Mencken.

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    Alaska's wolfman: the 1915-1955 wilderness adventures of Frank Glaser

    979.804
    R288a
    2012

    Alaska's wolfman: the 1915-1955 wilderness adventures of Frank Glaser

    Rearden, Jim.

    Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market hunter, trapper, roadhouse owner, professional dog team musher, and federal predator agent, A naturalist at heart, he learned from personal observation the life secrets of moose, caribou, fozes, wolverines, mountain sheep, grizzly bears, and wolves- especially wolves.

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    Albanian escape: the true story of U.S. army nurses behind enemy lines

    940.54
    M277a
    2011

    Albanian escape: the true story of U.S. army nurses behind enemy lines

    Mangerich, Agnes Jensen.

    Albanian Escape is the suspense-filled story of the only group of Army flight nurses to have spent any length of time in occupied territory during World War II. The nurses and soldiers endured frigid weather, survived on little food, and literally wore out their shoes in 800 miles trekking across the rugged countryside. Thrust into a perilous situation and determined to survive, these women found courage and strength in each other and in the kindnesses of Albanians and guerrillas who hid them from the Germans.

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    All the daring of the soldier : women of the Civil War armies

    973.7
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    Alone on the wall

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    H769a
    2016

    Alone on the wall

    Honnold, Alex

    Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. Alone on the Wall recounts the seven most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.

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    Amelia Earhart: the sky's no limit

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    Ea12v
    2011

    Amelia Earhart: the sky's no limit

    Van Pelt, Lori.

    Her enchantment with aviation began in her twenties while she was volunteerin as a wartime nurse in Toronto, Ontario. She began taking fluing lessons in California in 1921 and, to look more like a pilot, donned jodhpur and boots before takeoff and trimmed her blond locks into the touseld bob that would become her signature style. In 1928, when sponsors of the transatlantic "Friendship" flight sought a "Lady Lindy" to make the ocean crossing, they invitedEarhart, whose willowy build, whoelsome smile, and blue-gray eyes were similar to those of the famous Charles Lindbergh. Earhart recieved worldwide fame for this adventure.

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    American patriot: the life and wars of colonel Bud Day

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    D273c
    2011

    American patriot: the life and wars of colonel Bud Day

    Coram, Robert.

    In thr course of his military career, through World War II, Korea, and then Vietnam, Bud Day recieved every available combat medaul, escaped death on no fewer than seven occasions, and spent sixty-seven months as a POW in the infamous Hanoi Hilton, where his roommate was John McCain. Despite horrendous torture, Day would not break. He became a hero to POWs everywhere- a man who fought without pause, a prisoner at war. But day's story didn't end when he returned home from Vietnam. He became a passionate advocate for veteran's rights, a champion for all who served their countru. And when the Clinton administration cut veterans' medical benefits, Bud Day knew that- however weary his bones- it was time to suit up for a new battle, this time against an oppponent he had never expected to face: the United States government.

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    Among grizzlies: living with wild bears in Alaska

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    T784a
    2015

    Among grizzlies: living with wild bears in Alaska

    Treadwell, Timothy

    After a traumatic heroin overdose, Timothy Treadwell sought healing far from the trappings of civilization--among wild grizzlies on the remote Alaskan coast. Without gun, two-way radio, or experience living in the wild, armed only with the love and respect he felt for these majestic animals, Treadwell set up camp among one of nature's most terrifying and fascinating forces. Here is the story of Treadwell's astonishing adventures with grizzlies: soothing aggressive adolescents, facing down thousand-pound males, swimming with mothers and cubs. Though he earned their trust and acceptance, these volatile creatures could turn at any given moment, as Treadwell would discover tragically years after completing this book. Yet in these incredible pages, Timothy Treadwell lives a life no other human has ever attempted.

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    Annie, between the states

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    E46an
    2012

    Annie, between the states

    Ellitt, L.M.

    Instead of spending her teen years at parties and balls, Annie, an idealistic poetry-loving patriot, finds herself nursing soldiers, hiding valuables and running the household as the Civil War rages around her family's Virginia home.

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    Any sacrifice but conscience

    813.54
    U93an
    #2
    2015

    Any sacrifice but conscience

    Utt, Walter C.

    Part One: This is the history of the "Glorious Return" of the Vaudois (Waldenses) to their valleys in southern France. Although their soldiers numbered less than a thousand, they fought the king of France and his Royal Highness the Duke of Savoy, and held their own against armies of 20,000 men. Miraculously they reenter their ancestral lands and reestablish their worship of God which had been forbidden for three and a half years. Part two: The Vaudois were now free to return to their beloved valleys, but the Huguenots remained exiles abroad or a persecuted minority in France, forbidden to worship as their consciences dictated in a country which mandated religious uniformity. Adventure, tragedy, and hope await Armand de Gandon who makes a daring return to France to advance the "Good Cause." Would these exiles ever be free to worship in their homeland again?

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    Around the world in eighty days

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    V531a
    c.3
    2010

    Around the world in eighty days

    Verne, Jules.

    In this classic adventure story, a wealthy gentleman, Phileas Fogg, makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. Fogg and his servant set off immediately, determined to win this race against time. Little do they know they aren't making the journey alone.... Fogg has been fingered as the culprit in a bank robbery, and a detective in hot pursuit is trailing them as they cross every continent.

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    Around the world in eighty days

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    V531a
    c.1
    2010

    Around the world in eighty days

    Verne, Jules.

    Jules Verne—and his one-of-a-kind hero, Phileas Fogg—take children on an action-packed, whirlwind race around the world. For as long as anyone can remember, Fogg s daily ritual has never varied by even a minute. Then, on a whim and a bet, he sets out to prove that he can span the globe and return to his club in London in only 80 days. Suddenly, his life is turned upside down, and every day offers an exciting new adventure.

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    Arundel

    813.52
    R645a
    2010

    Arundel

    Roberts, Kenneth.

    Tale of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775. Tells the story of Steven Nason, a soldier in the Continental Army from the fledgling southern Maine settlement of Arundel, who accompanies Arnold's force on the grueling journey up the Kennebec River and overland through the vast and wild North Woods. Through Nason's eyes, we see the hardships endured by Arnold's men, their bravery, and Arnold's own noble character in the days when he was still the most brilliant and trusted of George Washington's officers.

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    At ease

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    R823a
    2016

    At ease

    Ross, Jeff

    Will has the talent required or a career as a classical violinist, but stage fright treatens to destroy his dream.

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    Bad business

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    813.6
    D135b
    2016

    Bad business

    Dakers, Diane

    Lindy gets a surprise windfall that allows her to pay for her dream trip to the Arctic. The only problem is, the windfall is a mistake made by a confused old lady. Lindy knows that keeping the money is wrong, yet she does it anyway. But when she tells a schoolmate what she has done, she really starts paying for her bad dee.

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    Baree: the story of a wolf-dog

    813.52
    C982b
    2005

    Baree: the story of a wolf-dog

    Curwood, James Oliver.

    Adventure-filled, realistic novel a wolf-dog named Baree, who is separated from his parents soon after he is born and begins the quest of having to survive on his own in the harsh envirionment of the Canadian wilderness.

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    Behind enemy lines: a young pilot's story

    940.54
    D369b
    2011

    Behind enemy lines: a young pilot's story

    Demallie, H. R.

    Discover how a young man with a desire for excitement and adventure gets much more than he could have ever imagined when he enlists in the Army Air Force.

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    Behind enemy lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

    92
    C678c
    2011

    Behind enemy lines: the true story of a French Jewish spy in Nazi Germany

    Cohn, Marthe.

    Behind Enemy Linesis Marthe Cohn's memoir of a time and place that has mesmerized the world for more than half a century. But at its heart it is the tale of an ordinary human being who, under extraordinary circumstances, became the hero her country needed her to be.

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    Between heaven and earth

    813.54
    S498b
    #7
    2015

    Between heaven and earth

    Walters, Eric

    DJ thinks of himself as a leader--always out in front, always in charge and able to accomplish anything. So when he goes to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and scatter his grandfather's ashes, he is sure it won't be that difficult--how hard is a bit of hiking? But DJ finds that it will take everything he's got to make it to the top--and he's going to need help.

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    Bike thief

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    F427b
    2016

    Bike thief

    Feutl, Rita

    Injured in a car accident that killed their parents, Nick and his sister are in foster care. Forced into stealing bikes to repay a debt, Nick gets involved with a violent criminal gang.

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    The black arrow

    823.8
    S848b
    c.2
    2008

    The black arrow

    Stevenson, Robert Louis.

    Tells a gripping historic tale of adventure, romance and suspence. Tells a gripping historic tale of adventure, romance and suspense.

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    The black arrow

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    S848b
    2004

    The black arrow

    Stevenson, Robert Louis.

    Set in England during the Wars of the Roses, this swashbuckling historical novel tells of a young man betrayed by his brutal guardian and forced to seek the help of a mysterious society. Brimming with action, adventure, suspense, and romance, it is a classic portrait of England during one of its most tumultuous eras.

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    Blood and thunder: the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American west

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    S568b
    2011

    Blood and thunder: the epic story of Kit Carson and the conquest of the American west

    Sides, Hampton.

    Magnificent history of the American conquest of the West. At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and solier whose adventures made him a legend. Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation. Rich in detail and spanning more than three decades, this is an essential addition to our understanding of how the West was really won.

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    Bloody times: the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis

    973.709
    S972b
    2012

    Bloody times: the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis

    Swanson, James L.

    On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time--the Yankees are coming, it warned. That night Davis fled Richmond, setting off an intense manhunt for the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime. Lincoln’s murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. His final journey began when soldiers placed his corpse aboard a special train that would carry him home to Springfield, Illinois. It was the most magnificent funeral pageant in American history.

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    Blue Moon

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    H197b
    2016

    Blue Moon

    Halvorson, Marilyn

    Can Bobbie Jo take a beat-up horse and turn her into a chapion barrel racer?

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    Break point

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    J11b
    2016

    Break point

    Jaimet, Kate

    Sixteen-year-old Connor's summer job at the Bytowne Tennis Club allows him to train at a historic facility. It also throws him into confrontation with his rich-kid rival, Rex Hunter, whom he will battle for a berth in the National Junior Tournament. After a series of fundraisers is sabotaged, Connor suspects that someone wants to bankrupt the club and take over its valuable riverfront property. A fabled trophy, rumored to contain hidden cash, might solve all of Connor's problems--if only he can beat Rex to win it.

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    Brian's winter

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    P332h
    #3

    Brian's winter

    Paulsen, Gary.

    In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. He was rescued at the end of the summer. Brian's Winterbegins where Hatchet might have ended: Brian is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.

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    Brian's winter

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    P332b
    #3
    c.2

    Brian's winter

    Paulsen, Gary.

    In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. He was rescued at the end of the summer. Brian's Winterbegins where Hatchet might have ended: Brian is not rescued, but must build on his survival skills to face his deadliest enemy--a northern winter.

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    Bridge of spies: Soviet and American superpowers exchanged three men on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge

    327.127
    W624b
    2016

    Bridge of spies: Soviet and American superpowers exchanged three men on Berlin's Glienicke Bridge

    Whittell, Giles

    Who were the three men the American and Soviet superpowers exchanged at Berlin's Glienicke Bridge and Checkpoint Charlie in the first, legendary prisoner exchange of the nuclear age? Bridge of Spies vividly traces their paths to that electrifying moment on February 10, 1962, when their fates helped to define the conflicts and lethal undercurrents of the most dangerous years of the Cold War. This is the true story of three extraordinary characters--William Fisher, alias Rudolf Abel, a British-born KGB agent arrested by the FBI in New York City and jailed as a Soviet superspy for trying to steal America's most precious nuclear secrets; Gary Powers, the American U-2 pilot who was captured when his plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over central Russia; and Frederic Pryor, a young American graduate student in Berlin mistakenly identified as a spy, arrested, and held without charge by the Stasi, East Germany's secret police. Giles Whittell masterfully weaves the three strands of this story together and reconstructs the brinkmanship and covert mind games that brought the United States and Soviet Union so close to a hot war in the early 1960s. The exchange that day at two of the most sensitive points along the Iron Curtain represented the first step back from where the superpowers had stood since the building of the Berlin Wall the previous summer--on the brink of World War III.

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    Burning Up

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    C775bu
    2016

    Burning Up

    Coney, Caroline b.

    Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare has always loved her quiet, beautiful Connecticut hometown, where her mother grew up and her grandparents still live. And she likes visiting her grandparents even more now that their neighbors' perfect grandson, Austin, has moved in. But when Macey decides to research the history of a burned-out barn across the street from her grandparents' home for a school report, she gets a shock. Nobody can change the past, but is Macey ready to take responsibility for the present?

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    Calculated risk: the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle- aviation pioneer and World War II hero

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    D691h
    2011

    Calculated risk: the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle- aviation pioneer and World War II hero

    Hoppes, Jonna Doolittle.

    Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle lived a remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary individual--a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the first to fly across the United States in less than 24 hours and the first to fly "blind" (using only his plane's instruments), a barnstormer well known for aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major air race at least once, recipient of both the Congressional Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of the 8th, 12th, and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation's of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators.

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    The Call of the Wild

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    L847c

    The Call of the Wild

    London, Jack

    The Call of the Wild is about a dog that is forcibly take to Alaska where he eventually becomes leader of a wolf pack.

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    The call of the wild and White Fang

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    L847c+w

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    Canyon winter

    813.52
    M845c
    2005

    Canyon winter

    Morey, Walt.

    The private plane taking Peter to his wealthy father's ranch crashes in the Rockies, and its pilot is killed. Struggling to survive, and sure that no one will rescue him, Peter stumbles across rough and unforgiving Omar Pickett, who has lived in the mountains for years. Peter must rely on Omar--and learn to rely on himself.

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    Centerville

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    813.6
    R913c

    Centerville

    Rud, Jeff

    In this high-interest sports novel, Jake Burnett must choose between advancing his basketball career and doing the right thing when he uncovers the truth about prestigious Centerville Prep.

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    Close to the heel

    813.54
    S498c
    #4
    2015

    Close to the heel

    McClintock, Norah

    Every family has a black sheep--and Rennie's it. When he puts his mind to something--revenge, proving someone wrong, driving his father crazy--he's unstoppable. Which turns out to be a good thing when the grandfather he barely knew sends him to Iceland, of all places, and his stubborness and will to survive are put to the ultimate test.

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    Code orange

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    C774c
    c.2
    2008

    Code orange

    Cooney, Caroline B.

    While conducting research for a school paper on smallpox, Mitty finds an envelope containing 100-year-old smallpox scabs and fears that he has infected himself and all of New York City.

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    Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the aztecs

    972.02
    L668c
    2015

    Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the last stand of the aztecs

    Levy, Buddy

    In this astonishing work of scholarship, acclaimed historian Buddy Levy records the last days of the Aztec empire and the two men at the center of an epic clash of cultures perhaps unequaled to this day. It was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. In 1519, Hernan Cortes arrived on the shores of Mexico, determined not only to expand the Spanish empire but to convert the natives to Catholicism and carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in carrying out his intentions by virtually annihilating a proud and accomplished native people is one of the most remarkable and tragic aspects of this unforgettable story. In Tenochtitlan Cortes met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinty, commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas, and ruler of a city whose splendor equaled anything in Europe. Yet in less than two years, Cortes defeated the entire Aztec nation in one of the most astounding battles ever waged.

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    Crashing through: a story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see

    362.410
    k97C
    2009

    Crashing through: a story of risk, adventure, and the man who dared to see

    Kurson, Robert.

    Explores what it means to see - and to truly live life. Is a journey of suspense, daring, romance, and insight into the mysteries of vision and the brain.

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    Crusoes and castaways: true stories of survival and solitude

    910.45
    R729c
    2015

    Crusoes and castaways: true stories of survival and solitude

    Rogers, Stanley

    First published in 1719, Robinson Crusoe purported to be an authentic account of the sufferings of a shipwrecked seafarer. Daniel Defoe's novel was later revealed as fiction, but his hero's name was already a synonym for someone stranded in otherwise uninhabited territory. Assembled and illustrated by a renowned maritime author, these dramatic stories of hardships, desperate measures, and heroic deeds recount the stranger-than-fiction exploits of real-life Crusoes. Their incredible adventures range through the ages and around the globe, from uncharted regions of the North Pole to the wilds of Patagonia.

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