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    Captain Mack and Billy Mack’s War by James Roy are both "heart warming and thought provoking" (Reading Time) insights into the tangles of childhood and early adolescence. Published by University of Queensland Press (UQP) in 1999 and 2004 respectively, both explore the theme of how choices define who we are and what we become. Both of these books explore unlikely friendships, with two central characters in completely different settings, they are intriguingly written in a mixture of narrative methods

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    Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling, was referred to as a children’s nautical adventure story, but it has entertained audiences for generations. The main character in the story was Harvey Cheyne. Harvey is the son of a millionaire and a snobbish little brat. He acts pretty big around the crew of the ship he was aboard. The next important character is Manuel. Manuel is a Portuguese boy about Harvey’s age, which by the way is in his pre to mid teens

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    The Beauty of Numbers

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    that I do. Because ever since grade school, mathematics has been my favorite subject.  And once I was in college and could focus on many areas of math, I realized that I had a genuine interest to applying mathematical and statistical theories to real-world concerns.  Hey, even Twain the skeptic realized the importance of balancing the cargo on shallow, difficult-to-navigate riverboats so that the port and starboardsides were equally laden-he even advised the captains to part their hair down the middle

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    Invincible: My Journey from Fan to NFL Team Captain Invincible is an incredible autobiography by Vince Papale with Chad Millman. This is a book that is about the life of Vince Papale. This book has great characterization, and it has an unbelievable detail on the behalf of Vince Papale and Chad Millman. This book teaches many things to the reader. This book is an amazing work of art that has much emotion in it. There are many characters in this novel that helped support Vince Papale in his

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    High School Soccer Captain Even though that being the captain of the soccer varsity team in high school is the most prestigious position you can have, it is also the one that requires more skills; and not only soccer skills. Suppose that Lamatepec High School from El Salvador is known for being the best soccer team in the nation, but this year things are not going well. With only four games left they are in 3rd in the table, they have lost the past three games against the worst teams in the league

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    life during wartime

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    time in their Marine Dress Blues. Surely their families are proud of them. I certainly am, and I never got to know any of them. And now, I never will. Names scroll in little yellow letters across the bottom of our glowing screens: Sergeants, and Captains, and Privates. These men have died for us. More will follow. We asked them to go, and they went. All across this nation -- here and there, sparkling across the map like fireflies on a summer night – sedans are slowly rolling to a stop outside of

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    leadership is a commitment,role models and art of the management, before they are permissions and views. Therefore, any ship captain should've portrayed an image in his mind about the ideal employee who wants to have to work under his command on board his ship. But this is not enough for the seafarers to achieve that model. They have to understand and naturally follow the captain or the direct person in command that whom assigning th... ... middle of paper ... ...s access to the highest levels of

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    positive effect on everyone. Ultimately, Billy Budd’s lack of adult experience becomes his downfall; because Billy is unable to comprehend somebody would aim to impair his persona. Billy Budd is characterized to be a static hero by his previous ship Captain Graveling, upon being transferred to a ship called Billipotent. Therefore, the Caption Graveling complains to Billy Budd’s new Lieutenant, Radcliffe, “But Billy came; and it was like a Catholic priest striking peace in an Irish shindy. Not that

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    Ordinary Men by Browning

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    participate in. The group was made up of both citizens and career policemen. Major Wilhelm Trapp, a career policeman and World War I veteran headed the battalion. Trapp joined the Nazi party in 1932, but never became an office in the SS. His two captains, Hoffmann and Wohlauf, were SS trained officers. The reserve lieutenants, all seven of them, were drafted into the Order Police because they were ordinary. They were middle class, educated, and successful in their civilian lives. Five of them were

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    The Function of Blogs

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    postings in reverse chronological order. Blogs are the newest Internet craze, but do they serve a purpose? Early on, experienced web users, who knew web-programming language, kept blogs to keep track of their mind’s wanderings. They were like a "Captains log on the quest of discovery" (Brown). For the average Internet surfer, they weeded out sites worth viewing from the rest. Now, sites like blogger.com have taken the work with web languages out of blogging, opening it up to the general public

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