Lisa Lindquist Dorr tells the story of the vast smuggling network that brought high-end distilled spirits and, eventually, other cargoes (including undocumented immigrants) from Great Britain and Europe through Cuba to the United States ...
Author: Lisa Lindquist Dorr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Lisa Lindquist Dorr tells the story of the vast smuggling network that brought high-end distilled spirits and, eventually, other cargoes (including undocumented immigrants) from Great Britain and Europe through Cuba to the United States between 1920 and the end of Prohibition. Because of their proximity to liquor-exporting islands, the numerous beaches along the southern coast presented ideal landing points for smugglers and distribution points for their supply networks. From the warehouses of liquor wholesalers in Havana to the decks of rum runners to transportation networks heading northward, Dorr explores these operations, from the people who ran the trade to the determined efforts of the U.S. Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies to stop liquor traffic on the high seas, in Cuba, and in southern communities. In the process, she shows the role smuggling played in creating a more transnational, enterprising, and modern South.
Release on 2008-11-26 | by Dream Catcher Paul Fisette
Indialantic (what...no beach in the name?)...Melbourne Beach (stop for a coffee...all this driving is making me thirsty).....Floridana Beach....and Micco. I've driven a hundred and twenty-five kilometres...maybe I should turn around?
Author: Dream Catcher Paul Fisette
Synchronicity! "You leave on a Journey to write a book and you end up living the answer to the question you thought you were asking."How do you go about documenting YOUR "Journey of Discovery"? Paul Fisette left on an eight month tour around Canada and the United States living in his RV and came home with the answer to that age-old question, "What is the meaning of life?"But he didn't "just" find an answer; he actually "lived" the answer!His story, documented here, is three parts travelogue, two parts autobiography, one part storytelling, and one part theorizing. This recipe for arriving at an answer that has baffled the minds of many great thinkers from Plato to Einstein leaves us with a question that we must all be wondering.Can it be true?The only way to decide is to read this informative, witty, inquiring, emotionally charged, and inspirational story!
Nearly three hundred acres in size, the park featured thirteen thousand feet of beaches, a polar animal exhibit and aquarium, a sculpture park, theaters, and a shopping center. The company had built several more theme parks, ...
Author: Suzanne Mustacich
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Category: Business & Economics
An inside view of China's quest to become a global wine power and Bordeaux's attempt to master the thirsty dragon it helped create The wine merchants of Bordeaux and the rising entrepreneurs of China would seem to have little in common—old world versus new, tradition versus disruption, loyalty versus efficiency. And yet these two communities have found their destinies intertwined in the conquest of new markets, as Suzanne Mustacich shows in this provocative account of how China is reshaping the French wine business and how Bordeaux is making its mark on China. Thirsty Dragon lays bare the untold story of how an influx of Chinese money rescued France's most venerable wine region from economic collapse, and how the result was a series of misunderstandings and crises that threatened the delicate infrastructure of Bordeaux's insular wine trade. The Bordelais and the Chinese do business according to different and often incompatible sets of rules, and Mustacich uncovers the competing agendas and little-known actors who are transforming the economics and culture of Bordeaux, even as its wines are finding new markets—and ever higher prices—in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, with Hong Kong and London traders playing a pivotal role. At once a tale of business skullduggery and fierce cultural clashes, adventure, and ambition, Thirsty Dragon offers a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges facing the world's most famous and prestigious wines.
The speedboats carried the illegal booze to trucks waiting on the beaches and, in some cases, at the piers. Southern California harbor officials estimated that five thousand cases a night were illegally offloaded during the mid1920s.
Author: Larry Strawther
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The wooden pier, tree-lined Main Street and ocean views, coupled with a prosperous and happy community, led "Forbes "magazine to name Seal Beach one of the five friendliest towns in America. Getting there, however, was a bumpy adventure. Starting in the 1860s as Anaheim Landing, the first seaport in what would become Orange County, it soon became a summer retreat for squatters and illegal saloons. Despite the efforts of real estate developers to turn the town into an amusement resort and an early center for aviation and motion pictures, Seal Beach became neighboring Long Beach's tavern, brothel and gambling destination. But order and prosperity eventually prevailed to create today's quiet residential city. Join author Larry Strawther as he tracks Seal Beach's evolution from raucous port to cherished community.
Release on 2020-10-12 | by Susan Sandlass Gardiner
Located next to the seawall and boardwalk, this spot was frequented by thirsty beachgoers to refresh themselves with ... It was reported that a huge throng of close to seventy-five thousand people on the beaches along the seacoast from ...
Author: Susan Sandlass Gardiner
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Built by William Sandlass during the Golden Age of the Jersey Shore, the Highland Beach excursion resort was an iconic landmark for more than seven decades. The resort put Sandy Hook on the map, as hordes of tourists were brought by trains, ferries and automobiles to soak up the sun and enjoy the plentiful amusements. At the once magical playground enjoyed by so many, the families dined and relaxed at Sandlass' Surf House and Basket Pavilion in the 1890s. Teenagers rocked away the night in the resort's Bamboo Room in the 1950s. Meet the characters who shaped the land and had the vision for a storied resort wiped away by time, technology and politics. Author Susan Sandlass Gardiner charts the rise and fall of Sandy Hook's historic resort paradise.
... cloudbanks which first formed out to sea, then forged in, crossing the long, white, slivered beaches of the coast. ... The land beneath him rose gradually over a hundred kilometres to join the mountains of the Great Dividing Range.
Author: JD Shaw
A gentle and philosophical cli-fi road-trip, Thirst meanders through an outback broken by unending drought. Thirst explores future challenges caused by our present inaction on climate change and reveals a glimmer of hope at the chaotic end of the 21st century.
On the second and third days the goats were so thirsty and tired that they were herded almost as easily as ... distribute a relief fund for the victims , a fund which amounted to several thousand dollars within a month of the disaster .
Author: John R. K. Clark
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Describes the facilities, history, activities, and scenery at the beaches and coastal parks of Hawaii Island
It was comforting to know that should ten thousand marauding blood-thirsty German's ever decide to land on Brighton beach, our ill-equipped defence would consist of two dozen retired gentlemen armed to the teeth with soft brooms and toy ...
Author: James Haydon
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The year is 1941, and Michael James is a struggling lawyer in war-torn London. His father, the eminent and highly regarded physician Charles James, is to be the recipient of a knighthood but dies of natural causes before he receives the honour. At the funeral Michael is approached by an old man Jonathon Sandpiper, who claims to have known his father when they were medical students at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, and relates that Michael will soon find out the truth and that he holds what is left of his life in his hands. His search to authenticate the truth unwittingly leads him into the world of corruption, trafficking, prostitution and espionage.
... beach all day and most of the night carrying drinks to the thirsty sunbathers and party-makers. Here in the warm sun, the surf washing gently on the smooth sands, Caroline felt her troubles from the weeks before were now a thousand ...
Publisher: Icepalms Limited
A novel by Lucsan Twenty years ago a young David Shawdale realised his boyhood dream when he discovered a new star. Now, an astronomer at a university in England, David is surprised when his star begins to exhibit unusual behaviour. Soon an unidentified object is observed coming from the star and heading towards our sun. American intelligence officer Betty 'Bing' Saunders is charged with the task of discovering the nature of the asteroid as it crosses our solar system. When it violently changes course and comes hurtling towards Earth, plunging humanity into chaos and panic as many believe they face their last days. This fast paced, entertaining and thought provoking story spanning seventy years follows four people who's lives are profoundly changed by the asteroid and the mysteries it contains. When it places powerful artefacts in their hands they are taken on a flight of discovery which ultimately reveals the truth about the nature of their universe.
There were no hundred acre pastures lying dormant. The island terrain varies greatly, between north and south. Southern Okinawa consists of rolling hills with many inviting sandy beaches, comparable to the ones in Florida and Southern ...
Author: Mac Magee
Category: Biography & Autobiography
With incredible clarity and in vivid detail, this 10-year Navy veteran, explains and involves you in the action of the times ... the Cold War in the Pacific Ocean during the mid to late 1950’s from Boot Camp and basic training, to service aboard a U.S. Navy Destroyer: the USS Theodore Edson Chandler (DD-717). Enjoy liberty ashore in Foreign ports in this first book of his trilogy; From Sand to Sea and Distant Shores. Be his shipmate as you: • Endure tear gas, an oil fire and nearly getting drowned during Basic Training. • Become one of the crew of a five-inch gun turret, when a buddy loader drops a live projectile while firing. • Experience A ONE IN A MILLION HAPPENING! the in-your-face terror of a full-blown typhoon that threatens to capsize your ship as a shipmate gets washed overboard ... Then back onboard again! • Learn everything a destroyer does from Gunnery and sub-chasing to stopping weapons-smuggling in the Formosa Strait. • Enjoy exchanges of American life styles and customs, as you live and eat with shipmates from New York to Tennessee. • Almost panic, when not only officers from your ship, but the Captain too; decide to throw you overboard at night into the black-as-ink waters of Subic Bay, P.I. and you can’t SWIM! You won’t have to have been or be, a sailor nor even in the Navy to read and understand this book! Explanations, foot notes and “Backgrounds” will make it clear for you to move through without stumbling (if you can catch your breath!)
A host of a hundred thousand warriors, screaming and thirsty for the blood of the Commonwealth, storming the beaches, burning all in their path, heading toward the Cured Temple." She sneered. "I will cut off Beatrix's head myself.
Author: Daniel Arenson
Requiem. A mythical kingdom whose people could grow wings, breathe fire, and rise as dragons. A kingdom all but forgotten. The Cured Temple now rules over the ashes of that fallen nation. Yet some still remember Requiem. Some still carry the magic inside them. For the first time in a hundred years, dragons take flight. For the first time, they cry out the forbidden name of their kingdom: "Requiem! Requiem!" The paladins of the Cured Temple gather their armies. They take flight on the backs of firedrakes, mindless reptiles of the sky. They seek to slay the last dragons of Requiem . . . and to erase all memory of that ancient realm. The skies burn with war, with rage, and with dragonfire. The kingdom of Requiem is reborn. ____________ THE REQUIEM SERIES: Requiem: Dawn of Dragons Book 1: Requiem's Song Book 2: Requiem's Hope Book 3: Requiem's Prayer Requiem: Song of Dragons Book 1: Blood of Requiem Book 2: Tears of Requiem Book 3: Light of Requiem Requiem: Dragonlore Book 1: A Dawn of Dragonfire Book 2: A Day of Dragon Blood Book 3: A Night of Dragon Wings Requiem: The Dragon War Book 1: A Legacy of Light Book 2: A Birthright of Blood Book 3: A Memory of Fire Requiem: Requiem for Dragons Book 1: Dragons Lost Book 2: Dragons Reborn Book 3: Dragons Rising Requiem: Flame of Requiem Book 1: Forged in Dragonfire Book 2: Crown of Dragonfire Book 3: Pillars of Dragonfire Requiem: Dragonfire Rain Book 1: Blood of Dragons Book 2: Rage of Dragons Book 3: Flight of Dragons
Follow that with a refreshing sampling of Summer Brews as we cruise Atlanta's micro- breweries. And then escape — if only in armchair imagination — to the 150 magical miles of the Georgia Coast in a Summer Beach journe Randall responded ...
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... wine – several thousand thirsty British servicemen had got there first. ... followed by football, softball and bathing on the beaches which had been the scene of conflict and heroic endeavour only a few weeks before.
Author: Ronald Lyell Munro
Publisher: Pen and Sword
In April 1943, a young officer arrived at Penshurst to join C Flight, 653 Squadron. He was no ordinary pilot and this was no ordinary RAF outfit. Lyell Munro was a soldier and 653 was an Air Observation Post Squadron whose pilots were Royal Artillery and whose ground crew were RAF. AOP pilots were expert gunners, skilled flyers and incurable rule breakers. Flying from airstrips just behind the front lines, without armament and often with no parachute, they controlled the fire of hundreds of guns and their enemies learnt to dread the sight of the little green Austers in the skies above the battlefield. An incautious movement, a puff of smoke or a chance flash of reflected sunlight could bring tons of high explosives raining down.They flew alone without ground control, scanning the skies constantly while they directed the guns. Closing at over 250mph, an attacking ME 109 left no time for indecision. Reactions had to be instinctive and evasive action instant. Failure was fatal. After the War ended, the survivors went back into civilian life and few histories mention them or what they did. Lyells is one of only two personal accounts that are known to exist and it is likely that there will be no more. Written for his family and his comrades in C Flight it is a story told without heroics, but with a deep affection for the men with whom he flew and worked.
Victory was equipped with a hundred guns capable of dealing death from all angles, as well as with telephoto lenses ... at the beach of Trafalgar to find a vast line of French ships sailing up the coast in the direction of England.
Author: Hans Christian Asbosen
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Hans Christian Asbosen is back with more wickedly witty tales of ASBO England. Meet King Harold and William the Conqueror, who sorted their differences over a wet bank holiday weekend on the pier at Hastings. Read of Henry VIII and his six wives - Katherine of Argos, Anne of Slag, Catherine the Strict, Anne of Summers, Svetlana of Moscow and Babs of Windsor. And meet Henry the Sly, responsible for hiding a copy of Norse Sluts inside the Doomsday Book. Discover how Francis Drake thrashed the Spanish Armada after he'd finished with a Plymouth ho. . . All of these tales and many more are retold by Asbosen in his unique way for the twenty-first century. Truly hilarious, Robin the Hoodie is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at the wickedly warped tales - definitely different to those you were taught at school. These tales of blood, swears and teeth are sure to bring history to life for a whole new generation.
Downslope , but not visible from here , there are a number of interesting pocket beaches consisting of white sand ... also hike to Kanaio Beach via the King's Highway foot trail from La Perouse Bay , but it is a long , lonely , thirsty ...
Release on 2015-05-01 | by Carolina Esguerra Colborn
Only about a thousand inhabitants live there, mainly descendants of the original settlers, rich folks from the ... Back at camp, Bill gave away half of the water in our fresh water tank to thirsty teenagers who had exhausted their ...
Author: Carolina Esguerra Colborn
In a little over four years, author Carolina Esguerra Colborn and her husband traveled almost a hundred thousand miles to forty-nine American states, nine Canadian provinces, and six Mexican states. In Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream, she offers fascinating facts about irresistible places, surprising insights about unique encounters, and useful guides borne out of their experience. A former jet-setting Filipina executive, Carolina also shares her American dream, a story of retirement, immigration, and love. At fifty-five, she immigrated to the United States and four years later became a new bride to an American businessman. Together, they’ve created an extensive travel bucket list, crisscrossed North America four times, and blogged about a cruising lifestyle. Carolina: Cruising to an American Dream tells how Carolina discovered America from within the cozy confines of an RV with lessons that came as fast as scenes changed. She not only learned to be a wife without losing her identity, but also to be an American without losing her roots. But, most of all, she learned about the beauty of America and her people, past, present, and future.
The stories were of things that I could not understand: night running onto a tropical beach to slit sleeping throats and ... About collecting rainwater in cups and canteens and whatever else they had because they were always thirsty, ...
Author: Mary Emerick
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
In this exquisite debut novel, Mary Emerick takes readers into the watery landscape of southeast Alaska and the depths of a family in crisis. As a teenager, Winnie escapes to a neighboring bay, but as a young woman she is pulled back to her abusive father when her mother goes missing. In the search for the missing woman, Winnie uncovers family secrets and discovers her own strength, but arrives too late to save the ones she loves.
... sees a green sheet, thick clouds, the snowy peaks of the Andes, the sandy beaches along the coast, the ocean, steep cliffs. ... reads all the newspapers, consults his watch a thousand times, is hot, cold, thirsty, feverish, hungry.
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Faber & Faber
This delightful farce opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army-to provide females for the amorous recruits. Side-splitting complications arise as world of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread.
Susan and I are fresh off the beach, windblown, gnat-gnawed, sunburned, and thirsty. A ship got in trouble off Cape Hatteras, lost cargo over the side. Forty thousand Chinese coffee makers went to the bottom, but the packing did not.
thirsty customers to consume Pacifico, de Sol, Carta Blanca, Corona, Negm Modelo, D05 Equis, Tecate, ... The layout reminded Mike of Pebble Beach along the Malibu coast of California, except that the land was more arid with Yucca plants ...
Author: Keith Barton
Detective Mike Calvert returns to the Austin Police Department from his retirement two years ago to help his former partner, Frank Murphy, solve the case of a serial killer who has killed in three states. The psychotic murderer is a twin who harbors resentment towards his birth parents and proceeds to go on a killing spree that leaves four sets of twins dead. Other university students are terrorized and killed as Nathan Harrison, AKA The Silencer in this suspense thriller, terrorizes the university community in Austin, Texas. His MO includes slicing his victims’ throats, running a metal stake through their chest cavities, and tying them up in a symbolic gesture of perpetual enmeshment. The deranged assassin eludes the APD, FBI, and Detectives Calvert and Murphy, continuing his senseless rampage. Mike’s intelligent and beautiful wife, Kim, is abducted by Harrison and flown to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where she is held hostage. Follow Mike Calvert as he attempts to save his wife and bring the gunman to justice. The beautiful town of Cabo and its people serve as a backdrop for the last third of this suspense thriller that will leave the reader in shock.