Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781476774008
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 272

From the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning creator of Essex County, Secret Path, Descender, and The Underwater Welder comes an all-original graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family. Derek Ouelette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. But he never counts on his long-lost sister, Beth, showing up one day out of the blue, back in town and on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Looking to hide out for a while, the two siblings hunker down in a secluded hunting camp deep in the local woods. It is there that they attempt to find a way to reconnect with each other and the painful secrets of their past...even as Beth’s ex draws closer, threatening to pull both Derek and Beth back into a world of self-destruction that they are fighting tooth and nail to leave behind. Simultaneously touching and harrowing, Roughneck is a masterwork from New York Times bestselling writer/artist Jeff Lemire—a deeply moving and beautifully illustrated story of family, heritage, and the desire to break the cycle of violence at any cost from one of today’s most acclaimed comic creators.

Publisher :
Category : Panama Canal (Panama)
ISBN : UCAL:$B298025
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 86

Publisher : University of Calgary Press
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781552380673
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 466

This book is a comprehensive study of the evolution of the component aspects of drilling technology in Alberta, from the evolution of power sources and drill bit designs to the composition of drilling muds and the use of fishing tools. Included are explanations of the costs and risks of oil well drilling and of the larger issue of industrial technology -- how it evolves and under what conditions. The author draws extensively from original source material such as interviews, photographs, and appendices from both the Glenbow Archives and the Devon-Leduc Petroleum Hall of Fame and Interpretive Ce.

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 0152022007
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 260

Travis Cody prepares for the final game of his high school football career, a rematch with his school's chief rival.

Publisher : Santa Fe Writer's Project
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780991408702
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 450

To his fellow crewmembers on rig number 34 of the Bomac Drilling Company, 27-year-old newcomer Zachary Harper is a mystery. To Marty, the derrick hand, he's a welcome working body. To Freddy, the chainhand, he's just another newcomer like himself trying to break out in the oil patch. To Jesse Lancaster, the driller, he's a "worm"—a risk, taken out of necessity, who just might make it as a roughneck. We join Zachary Harper the day after he has left the East Coast, for reasons yet unknown, and the day before he discovers the stark reality that a clean slate is just that—a cold, empty space where the self struggles with the soul. A tale of trial, risk, sacrifice, and self-discovery, Roughnecks takes its place in the tradition of American literary quest fiction. Is Zachary Harper an Ishmael or a Sal Paradise? A Jay Gatsby or a Huck Finn? Whoever he might be, he seeks self-knowledge, awareness, and authenticity.

Publisher :
Category : FICTION
ISBN : 0316203610
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 94

Follow Thompson through the Great Depression, his young adulthood, marriage and family but with the apocryphal dark wit that is his trademark. He goes from riding the rails in the 30's to getting drunk while working in a morgue only to move on to odd jobs as a baker, a collector, even as a writer of labor history for the W.P.A. Absurd scenarios swirl around this man like the savage dust storms sweeping over the dried out prairie states he traveled. He tries to write the Great American Novel with the help of a prostitute with a heart of gold, hustles deadbeats, has bull sessions with bunglers and bagmen, con men and corpses. He'll take you through a tour of all the lowlife characters America has to offer. These are the people that make his fiction so real and vibrant. Roughneck is a brilliant tell-all, a sharp character study, and a unique look into the life of a true American original. Thompson may even be the best character in his long career of creating supremely rich characters. Thompson's life in Thompson's own words is as frightening and humorous a memoir as they come.

Publisher : Ballantine Books
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780345499349
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 290

Country music superstar Trace Adkins isn’t exactly known for holding back what’s on his mind. And if the millions of albums he’s sold are any indication, when Trace talks, people listen. Now, in A Personal Stand, Trace Adkins delivers his maverick manifesto on politics, personal responsibility, fame, parenting, being true to yourself, hard work, and the way things oughta be. In his inimitable pull-no-punches style, Trace gives us the state of the union as he sees it, from the lessons of his boyhood in small-town Louisiana to what he’s learned headlining concerts around the world. Trace has worked oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, been shot in the heart, been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, and braved perhaps the greatest challenge of all: being the father of five daughters. And shaped by these experiences, he’s sounding off. • I’m incredibly frustrated with the state of American politics. If there were a viable third party, I’d seriously consider joining it. • If anybody wonders who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in this world, just look at the way we teach our children as opposed to the way the fundamentalist Muslims teach their children. • Organized labor now exists for the sake of organized labor, and not for the workers it once protected. • I believe the easiest way to solve the illegal immigration enforcement problem is to go after the employers who hire illegal aliens. • As a society, we’re unwilling to sacrifice our luxuries and our conveniences in order to conserve. We won’t change until we’re forced to. • The war on terror is like herpes. People can live with it, but it’ll flare up from time to time. Brash, ballsy, persuasive, and controversial, A Personal Stand isn’t just the story of Trace Adkins’s life; it’s the story of what life can teach all of us.

Publisher : Olympic Marketing Corporation
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0878334661
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 189

Publisher : University of Texas Press
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9780292786349
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 279

A working-class history of the Texas oil fields, as told by one of its workers. Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given rise to many a myth. Oil could turn a man overnight into a millionaire—and did—for some. But these myths have obscured what life was really like in the oil patch, a place that was neither the El Dorado of legend nor quite the unredeemed den of sin and iniquity that some feared. In Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers, Gerald Lynch provides a much-needed insider’s view of the oil industry, describing life in various oil fields in and around Texas. He also chronicles changes in drilling methods and oil-field technology and how these changes affected him and his fellow oil-field workers. No one else has written a working-class history of the oil fields as colorful and articulate as this one.

Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Category : History
ISBN : 9781429967556
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-team (call sign Roughneck Nine-One), confronted a vastly superior force—one that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers—at a remote crossroads near the small village of Debecka, Iraq. The rest is history... Along the way, they endured a U.S .Navy F-14 dropping a 500-pound bomb on supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the ever-present threat of WMDs, and countless other deadly obstacles. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of how one Special Forces A-team recruited and organized, trained and eventually fought—and won—a legendary conflict that will influence American military doctrine for years to come.