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Shoot for the Stars: A Playbook for Teens and Tweens

On the basketball court, Tamika Catchings’ legacy is cemented as one of the greatest women ever to play the game. Off the court, Tamika created the Catch the Stars Foundation in the spring of 2004 to help disadvantaged youth achieve their dreams. Catchings felt compelled to start the foundation because she understood that the youth of today are the stars of tomorrow and the lack of support for our youth results in many never reaching their full potential. She embraces being a positive role model by encouraging youth to be all that they can be. Shoot for the Stars is...

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Commissioning of USS Indianapolis

The Commissioning Committee of USS Indianapolis hopes you enjoy this keepsake Commissioning book. It features historical documents, never before published photographs, and original works of art such as the end sheet designs by Indianapolis native and syndicated editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel. When earlier USS Indianapolis ships—ID 3865, an armed cargo ship; CA 35, a heavy cruiser; and SSN 697, a fast-attack nuclear submarine—were commissioned, they were the most technologically advanced warships of their era. This newest Capital City namesake, Indianapolis (LCS 17), is no different and perhaps more so than her predecessors. Her greatest weapon is her crew as well...

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The Golden Brigade

The Untold Story of the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam and Beyond Brigade is derived from a French word that means those who fight. Those who went to war together under the battle flag of the Third Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division, known in Vietnam as the Golden Brigade, formed an unbreakable bond of brotherhood in 22 months of combat while America went through tumultuous changes at home. That bond endured in the five decades after the war as survivors honored the 227 brigade members who died in Vietnam. More than just a number or names on a memorial, the...

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The Ought Not Tots

Ruby and Stella are quite the pair. And mischief, well, they find their share. Trouble is brewing as the sisters unite, shenanigans arising when their mom is out of sight.  What they’ve done, you would never guess…this tale is sure to leave you wondering, what could POSSIBLY be next?

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A Young Yank in the RAF

The World War II story of an Indiana boy in Britain’s Royal Air Force. A Young Yank in the RAF describes how a young 20-year-old from Fort Wayne, Indiana, George August Furste, traveled in late 1941 to Canada, where he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later joined Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. He eventually wound up with the famed 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, a bomber squadron at Downham Market, England. The story is based on the memory, extensive research, interviews with surviving crew members, and the fine imagination of his son, Stephen Furste. The...

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1001 Watts

Reinvent Yourself, Start Today, and Discover How Women Are Lighting the World A New ‘Era for Women’ Has Arrived Women around the world are searching for a new way to connect, to follow their vision, to be guided and nourished, and a new light is on the horizon. 1001 Watts is a guide that will help you navigate a new path of change as you redirect, refocus, and reinvent yourself. We are entering into the fourth industrial revolution, and women need each other more than ever before. The secrets revealed as you read this book will help you magnify your...

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The Taylor Luck

Who knows when the Taylor Luck will surface and where it will take them? Mary Jo Taylor is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio but now resides in Sunman, Indiana. She has been a teacher and tutor over forty years and still teaches part-time. She has three grown children and five grandchildren who bring her much joy. Over the years, Mary Jo has mellowed! For now, she has a dog of her own, Toby.

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There’s an Elephant in Your Office

Practical tips to successfully identify and support mental and emotional health in the workplace. We’re addressing the elephant in the room. Managers who understand mental and emotional health are empowered to talk openly about it. This helps create an environment where everyone can do the job they were hired to do, including employees with a mental illness or psychiatric disability. In this book, we identify mental health conditions most commonly found in the workplace. Then, we recommend practical steps you can take as a manager to notice, identify, and properly interact with the elephants in your office. That’s right. Elephants....

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Encore, More Extraordinarily Generous Celebrities Elate a Humble Ninety-Two-Year-Old Professor Through Shared Photographs and Autographs

Most of you know me fairly well, but still want to have a little bit more information about the struggles and the achievements of my life. Please read thoroughly my "profile" written by Professor Ralph D. Gray. I hope you will also enjoy looking at my collection, which has provided me a lot of happiness. Professor Hitwant Sidhu was born on March 3, 1927, into an ordinary but well-respected family of village Koharwala, Punjab, India. His parents did not have formal school education but taught him a very good philosophy of life. They wanted him to set high goals, work...

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The Hoosier Boat: Commissioning of USS Indiana (SSN 789)

USS Indiana, the 16th Virginia-class fast-attack submarine, was officially commissioned on September 29 of 2018. A commemorative hardbound book is being published to celebrate and cement this momentous event’s place in history. This coffee table-style book will be complete with an overview of the history of Indiana, former namesake ships, never before published historical documents and photos, rich Naval history of Indiana, Hoosiers in the Navy, the Indiana crew and more!

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