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Last Of The Line

Author : John MacKay
ISBN : 9781909912151
Genre : Fiction
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When Cal MacCarl gets a phone call to his bachelor flat in Glasgow asking him to come to the bedside of his Aunt Mary, dying miles away on the Isle of Lewis, he embarks on a journey of discovery. With both his parents dead, his Aunt Mary is his only remaining blood link. When she goes he will be the last of the family line and he couldn't care less. In the days between his aunt's death and funeral he is drawn into the role of genealogy detective. In a place where everyone knows everything about everybody, Cal finds that secrets are buried deep and begins to understand that Aunt Mary was not the woman he knew and he might not be the person he thought he was. REVIEWS: 'Where MacKay differs from most other Hebridean-based novels is in his obvious research into the geography, and meticulous background into island traditions and cultures.' THE STORNOWAY GAZETTE. 'The Hebridean scenes are powerful.' THE SUNDAY HERALD. 'There is a tightly plotted story here, together with some lovely details of remote island life.' THE INDEPENDENT' A Strong modern story of personal conflict' NORTHWORDS NOWBACK COVER: The call came from a place far away where the dark was deep and the only sound was the fading breath of a woman on the edge of eternity. The summons to the bedside of his dying aunt drags Cal MacCarl away from the blur of city life to the islands where time turns slowly and tradition endures. He is striving for the urban dream of the luxury apartment and the prestige car and has shed all of his past to get there. Aunt Mary is his only remaining blood link. She comes from the past. She still knows him as Calum. When she passes he will be the last of the family line. But for Cal, family and history are just bonds to tie him down. Reluctantly embarking on a journey of duty, Cal finds himself drawn into the role of genealogy detective and discovers secrets which are buried deep. He begins to understand that Mary was not the woman he thought he knew and the secret she kept hidden for so long means he might not be who he thought he was.
Category: Fiction

Last Of The Line

Author : John MacKay
ISBN : 1910021911
Genre : Family secrets
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When Cal MacCarl gets a phone call to his bachelor flat in Glasgow asking him to come to the bedside of his Aunt Mary, dying miles away on the Isle of Lewis, he embarks on a journey of discovery. With both his parents dead, his Aunt Mary is his only remaining blood link. When she goes he will be the last of the family line and he couldn't care less. In the days between his aunt's death and funeral he is drawn into the role of genealogy detective. In a place where everyone knows everything about everybody, Cal finds that secrets are buried deep and begins to understand that Aunt Mary was not the woman he knew and he might not be the person he thought he was.
Category: Family secrets

Last Line Of Defense

Author : Jeff Kaye
ISBN : 9781469109145
Genre : Fiction
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"Last Line of Defense" is about the military-industrial complex. The twentieth century has witnessed the uncertain link between business need, political will and personal greed exploding into acrimony and corruption. This book examines the tenuous links from the Yom Kippur war in 1973 through the mid-1990s. It follows the exploits of one corporation, Global Corp, and its management as they drive on to make their company dominant. The book also analyses the buyers and the sellers, the intermediaries and the promoters of exports. The military-industrial complex has been with us for centuries. With weaponry now of a global dimension, it has never been more important that we understand the drivers behind the people, the companies and the Governments of buying and selling nations. Right and wrong often blur as tides of opinion change overnight, but there is no consensus for those involved to rely on. Every democracy has to continuously seek to ensure that it keeps its international interests secure while maintaining jobs within the country or state. Corruption is continuous, though, and the sale of military equipment to many nations means always drawing a fine line between what is right and what is expedient. "Last Line of Defense" shows the strains that always affect this business. It draws down deep into the minds of the people that work this marketplace and those around them. It follows the career of one man, Lionel Curtis, taken from obscurity to the top of one of the most powerful businesses in the nation. His rise is propelled upon the actions and misfortunes of others. As he "goes with the flow" of history, will he be ready when the rivers flow alters course? Behind him lurks the seedier side of the business, one he knows is there but would rather not. These are the deal-makers that make sure business is successful. They are always there as companies come and go. Whether acting on their own, within large corporations or even within the Government, they are oil that greases the wheel of the military-industrial complex.
Category: Fiction

Last Of The Line

Author : Tom Hickman
ISBN : OCLC:70222879
Genre : Stunt performers
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Category: Stunt performers

Developing Metros

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ISBN : UOM:39015026564925
Genre : Local transit
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Category: Local transit

Chapman Piloting

Author : Elbert S. Maloney
ISBN : UCSD:31822027793199
Genre : Transportation
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Surveys the latest developments in safety systems, marine electronics, radar, and communications, and includes information on tides, and currents, weather, and navigation
Category: Transportation

Last Of The Line

Author : Patricia Gumbrell
ISBN : 1904445128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Three lighthouse families connected by marriage including the famous Darling line
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Elements Of Surveying

Author : Raymond Earl Davis
ISBN : UOM:39015047404358
Genre : Surveying
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Category: Surveying

Running Ms Dos

Author : Van Wolverton
ISBN : 1556151152
Genre : IBM Personal Computer
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Get the book that set the standard for all other MS-DOS(R) books--now celebrating its 20th anniversary! RUNNING MS-DOS is the best-selling guide to the operating system that changed personal computing history. Featuring Van Wolverton's down-to-earth style and eloquent explanations, this one-stop reference makes MS-DOS accessible for anyone looking to optimize PC performance. Whether you work in tech support or simply want to keep your classic PC in top form, Van shows you how to master MS-DOS with unparalleled clarity and expertise! Discover how to put MS-DOS functions and commands to work: Tweak your system so that it runs more efficiently Take control of your disk drives and devices Create back-ups and rescue deleted work Retrieve files faster and manage memory Run legacy applications--including classic games Write your own batch files and smart commands! Plus, check out the comprehensive "MS-DOS Command Reference" in the appendix--great for answers and examples on the spot!
Category: IBM Personal Computer

Autocad 2004 Instructor

Author : James A. Leach
ISBN : UOM:39015059228216
Genre : Computers
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Draw command concepts. Selection sets. Helpful commands. Basic drawing setup. Draw command I. Modify command I.
Category: Computers

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : IND:30000088257799
Genre : Great Britain
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.
Category: Great Britain

Public Buildings And Grounds

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds
ISBN : LOC:00187009650
Genre : Public buildings
File Size : 56.28 MB
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Category: Public buildings

Using Autocad

Author : Brenda L. Fouch
ISBN : PSU:000019007724
Genre : AutoCAD.
File Size : 59.15 MB
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The perfect tutorial and reference to new AutoCAD Release 10. This text explains the program's concepts, command structures, and applications, while teaching users the written and unwritten basics of AutoCAD. Information is included on Release 10's new 3-D capabilities. Dependent on software release.
Category: AutoCAD.

Geo Marine Technology

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ISBN : UOM:39015021268332
Genre : Oceanographic instruments
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Category: Oceanographic instruments

The Boeing Xf8b 1 Fighter

Author : Jared A. Zichek
ISBN : 0764325876
Genre : History
File Size : 80.1 MB
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The Boeing XF8B-1 "Five-in-One" fighter was the last piston engine fighter built by Boeing and very nearly the last fighter built by the company until its merger with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Conceived in 1943, the XF8B-1 was unusual for a naval fighter in having an internal bomb bay, tremendous range, and counter-rotating propellers, the latter necessitated by its huge Pratt & Whitney R-4360 "Wasp Major" engine, a 28-cylinder air-cooled radial that produced a staggering 3,500 hp. An exhaustive account based on extensive research at the National Archives and Boeing Historical Archive, this book contains an authoritative text along with hundreds of rare photos, general arrangement drawings, color profiles, artist's impressions, and extensive extracts from the pilot's and maintenance manuals.
Category: History

Kris Jamsa S Wordperfect For Windows Power Macros

Author : Kris Jamsa
ISBN : 0471571202
Genre : Computers
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An easily understood book/disk set filled with hundreds of ready-to-use, thoroughly tested macros appropriate for both DOS and Windows version. Each chapter presents a macro concept with several examples that readers can use. Offers numerous ``trade secrets'' and shortcuts which experienced WordPerfect users have been waiting for.
Category: Computers