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127 Hours

127 Hours
Author: Aron Ralston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-02-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1849835098

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On Sunday April 27, 2003, 27-year old Aron Ralston set off for a day's hiking in the Utah canyons. Dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, Ralston, a seasoned climber, figured he'd hike for a few hours and then head off to work. 40 miles from the nearest paved road, he found himself on top of an 800-pound boulder. As he slid down and off of the boulder it shifted, trapping his right hand against the canyon wall. No one knew where he was; he had little water; he wasn't dressed correctly; and the boulder wasn't going anywhere. He remained trapped for five days in the canyon: hypothermic at night, de-hydrated and hallucinating by day. Finally, he faced the most terrible decision of his life: braking the bones in his wrist by snapping them against the boulder, he hacked through the skin, and finally succeeded in amputating his right hand and wrist. The ordeal, however, was only beginning. He still faced a 60-foot rappell to freedom, and a walk of several hours back to his car - along the way, he miraculously met a family of hikers, and with his arms tourniqued, and blood-loss almost critical, they heard above them the whir of helicopter blades; just in time, Aron was rescued and rushed to hospital. Since that day, Aron has had a remarkable recovery. He is back out on the mountains, with an artificial limb; he speaks to select groups on his ordeal and rescue; and amazingly, he is upbeat, positive, and an inspiration to all who meet him. This is the account of those five days, of the years that led up to them, and where he goes from here. It is narrative non-fiction at its most compelling.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Alden R. Carter
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1999
Genre:
ISBN: 9780613113298

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A wilderness trek becomes a life-and-death situation in this riveting tale by the award-winning author of Up Country and Dogwolf. When their canoe tips, two boys--one of whom is diabetic--lose all their supplies and must depend on sheer wits and courage to survive.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-10-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781575675633

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You know the story: God told Abraham he would become a great nation. Then he told him to sacrifice his own (and only) son, Isaac. Abraham obeyed God and was about to kill Isaac—when God intervened. This is a classic 'between a rock and a hard place' situation. So how was Abraham able to obey in the face of losing it all? Or to bring it closer to home—what would you have done? In this powerful book, Tony Evans reveals what to do when your love for God is tested. According to Evans, “When you don’t know God, or when you either forget or dismiss what is true about Him, then you don’t know how to respond…” Moving through passages in both the Old and New Testaments, Evans makes a powerful case for obedient living as the key to an abundant life.


Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Mark O. Hatfield
Publisher:
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1976
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780876804278

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Autobiography of Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield.


A Rock and a Hard Place

A Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Peter David
Publisher: Star Trek
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780671741426

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As the U.S.S. "Enterprise" searches a distant nebula for a missing starship, the crew discovers a long-forgotten colony of humans that is fighting a civil war over whether or not imagination should be legal--Novelist


Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Elaine Graham
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013-07-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0334045983

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Public theology is an increasingly important area of theological discourse with strong global networks of institutions and academics involved in it. Elaine Graham is one of the UK's leading theologians and an established SCM author. In this book, Elaine Graham argues that Western society is entering an unprecedented political and cultural era, in which many of the assumptions of classic sociological theory and of mainstream public theology are being overturned. Whilst many of the features of the trajectory of religious decline, typical of Western modernity, are still apparent, there are compelling and vibrant signs of religious revival, not least in public life and politics - local, national and global. This requires a revision of the classic secularization thesis, as well as much Western liberal political theory, which set out separate or at least demarcated terms of engagement between religion and the public domain. Elaine Graham examines claims that Western societies are moving from 'secular' to 'post-secular' conditions and traces the contours of the 'post-secular': the revival of faith-based engagement in public sphere alongside the continuing - perhaps intensifying - questioning of the legi¬timacy of religion in public life. She argues that public theology must rethink its theological and strategic priorities in order to be convincing in this new 'post-secular' world and makes the case for the renewed prospects for public theology as a form of Christian apologetics, drawing from Biblical, classical and contemporary sources.


Roc and a Hard Place

Roc and a Hard Place
Author: Piers Anthony
Publisher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2019-10-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 150405878X

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“Puns and playfulness reign supreme” as a demoness learns that big birds of a feather don’t flock together in the New York Times–bestselling Xanth series (The Toronto Star). Seeking a solution to a perplexing personal problem, the delectable Demoness Metria asks for help from the wise Magician Humfrey. But before he will help her, she must perform a perilous mission: Rove the length and breadth of Xanth in search of a suitable jury for the trial of Roxanne Roc, a notably noble and virtuous bird charged with a most improbable offense. Exciting, exhilarating, and brimming with hilarious high jinks, Roc and a Hard Place is Xanth at its most enchanting. “[A] lighthearted series . . . many outlandish characters, adventures, jokes and plays on words.” —Publishers Weekly


The Twenty-Ninth Day

The Twenty-Ninth Day
Author: Alex Messenger
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages:
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre:
ISBN:

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A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive. This true-life wilderness survival epic recounts seventeen-year-old Alex Messenger's near-lethal encounter with a grizzly bear during a canoe trip in the Canadian tundra. The story follows Alex and his five companions as they paddle north through harrowing rapids and stunning terrain. Twenty-nine days into the trip, while out hiking alone, Alex is attacked by a barren-ground grizzly. Left for dead, he wakes to find that his summer adventure has become a struggle to stay alive. Over the next hours and days, Alex and his companions tend his wounds and use their resilience, ingenuity, and dogged perseverance to reach help at a remote village a thousand miles north of the US-Canadian border. The Twenty-Ninth Day is a coming-of-age story like no other, filled with inspiring subarctic landscapes, thrilling riverine paddling, and a trial by fire of the human spirit.


Rock and a Hard Place

Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 0062272551

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When you fall in love with a rock star, anything can happen. . . . Libby In an instant, Libby's life went from picture-perfect to a nightmare. After surviving a terrible car accident, Libby is abandoned by her father and left with her controlling aunt. A new town, a new school, no friends—Libby is utterly alone. But then she meets Peter. Peter The lead singer in a rock band with his brothers, Peter hates that his parents overly manage his life. Constantly surrounded by family, Peter just wants to get away. And when he meets Libby, he's finally found the one person who only wants to be with him, not the rock star. But while Peter battles his family's growing interference in both his music and his personal life, Libby struggles with her aunt, who turns nastier each day. And even though Libby and Peter desperately want to be together, their drastically different lives threaten to keep them apart forever.


Between Rock and a Hard Place

Between Rock and a Hard Place
Author: Robert Parker Mills
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2010-11-23
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1456700405

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This book is about the first fear of AIDS case tried in America. It tells the untold story of the trial that the general public heard nothing about. By telling the true story from the perspective of the lawyer who actually represented the Estate of Rock Hudson it is hoped the reader, acting as the 13th juror, will see the gross injustice done to the late actor by Christian and Rocks alleged friend, Mark Miller, as well as the court, the jury, and the press, all of which were blinded from the truth by this newly discovered disease called AIDS. Marc Christian claimed he was given a death sentence because Rock didnt tell him of his AIDS diagnosis and continued to have high risk sex with him. 25 years later Christian died not from HIV or AIDS. He was never HIV positive. How could this be if he was telling the truth that he continued having anal sex with Hudson 3 to 5 times a week for 8 months after Rock was first told he had full blown AIDS? Christian was either superhuman and they should clone his blood as a cure for AIDS, or he simply didnt tell the truth at trial, where Rock Hudson could not defend himself because Christian waited until Rock died, and found out he wasnt in his Will, before bringing his lawsuit.