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Michael Collins - Author

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Michael Collins was born in 1964 in Limerick, Ireland. He is the author of six novels, and two collections of short stories. His work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pushcart Award for Best American Short Stories, The Kerry Ingredients Irish Novel of the Year, along with being shortlisted for The Booker Prize and IMPAC Prize. Collins is also an extreme athlete and has won The Last Marathon in the Antarctic and set a record time in winning both The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race and The Everest Challenge Marathon.

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Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journeys

Carrying the Fire An Astronaut's Journeys

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

'No other person who has flown in space has captured the experience so vividly' New York Times Book Review In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon. Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history. In this remarkable memoir, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his involvement in Project Gemini and his first spaceflight on Gemini 10. He presents an evocative picture of the famous Apollo 11 spacewalk, detailing the joys of flight and a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon. Updated with a new preface to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon-landing, Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins is the utterly absorbing and truly compelling classic account of what it was like to be a member of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

Flying to the Moon An Astronaut's Story

Flying to the Moon An Astronaut's Story

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2019

Based on the adult bestseller Carrying the Fire. In time for the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, this re-release of Michael Collins's autobiography is a bold, sparkling testament to exploration and perseverance. In this captivating account, space traveller Collins recalls his early days as an Air Force test pilot, his training at NASA, and his unparalleled experiences in orbit, including the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing. The final chapter to this autobiography is an exciting and convincing argument in favour of mankind's continued exploration of our universe. Originally published in 1976 and updated for this new edition, Collins's voice and message are sure to resonate with a new generation of readers.

Michael Collins' Own Story

Michael Collins' Own Story

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Michael Collins' Own Story

Michael Collins' Own Story

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Michael Collins' Own Story

Michael Collins' Own Story

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

St George and the Dragons The Making of English Identity

St George and the Dragons The Making of English Identity

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/11/2017

St George's Day has become a topic of debate as more and more organizations promote celebrations on 23 April and more people wave the flag of St George to proclaim their allegiance and identity. But who was St George? How did this Near Eastern martyr become England's patron saint and an icon of English culture? And what is his relevance for today's secular, multicultural England? New research reveals that from the third century St George was revered as a healer, protector of women and the poor and patron of agriculture and metal-working more than a military dragon-slayer. Discover the origin of the cross of St George and the roles of Richard I, Edward III and Henry VIII in making St George the patron saint of England. With a foreword by Professor Emeritus Dan Brown, this richly-illustrated celebration of English culture shows how St George can be reinterpreted for our times while remaining true to our English heritage. St George can be enlisted in the cause of ecology, the campaign against FGM, and the fight to end modern slavery and resettle refugees. English yet international, revered both by Christians and Muslims, St George is a multicultural figure who symbolizes universal values.

Forages, Volume 1 An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture

Forages, Volume 1 An Introduction to Grassland Agriculture

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2017

Forages, Volume I, Seventh Edition is the most comprehensive text available for teachers of undergraduate Forages courses. This edition will provide students with a good balance of scientific principles, to aid in integrating the concepts they learn, and practical information on forage identification, plant characteristics, management, and utilization that can be used by forage management practitioners. Grassland ecosystems are extremely complex, including the plant/animal interface as well as the soil/climate/forage interface and the text must support understanding and integration of all of these considerations. The coverage of the science behind the plant characteristics and responses make the book applicable in many parts of the world, while other region-specific management information relates mainly to North America. This edition has been updated to address emerging areas of study, including the use of forage plants as bioenergy crops. The editors also address the renewed national interest in environmental issues such as water quality, global climate change and eutrophication in the Gulf. This edition also addresses the role of forages for wildlife habitat and food sources, another area of increased interest in recent years. These revisions respond to the generational change taking place among forage scientists and teachers in recent years.

The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division During the Battle of the Bulge

The Tigers of Bastogne Voices of the 10th Armored Division During the Battle of the Bulge

Author: Michael Collins, Martin King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2017

The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a U.S. unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit-the 10th Armored Division-continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught.

Paul VI Pilgrim Pope

Paul VI Pilgrim Pope

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered as a reformer, evangelizer, and pilgrim. Pope Paul's pontificate was marked by an unprecedented series of international journeys, establishing a practice that his successors developed even further. These brought him face-to-face with modern life throughout the globe and the challenge of making the Christian message relevant in a secular world. Paul VI is regarded for his efforts to reduce poverty in the developing world, bolster the church's rejection of artificial birth control, and foster better relations between Catholics and Orthodox and Reformed Christians. He was beatified in 2014 by Pope Francis.

The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

For Norman Price, in the midst of his own crisis, the financial crisis was a distraction signifying there were no longer any essential truths, no longer a beginning, middle, or end to events; a realization that eclipsed, among other things, the passing of his parents. Chicago, 2008. In the wake of cataclysmic events - both personal and international - Norman Price decides it's time for a new existence. But when a couple of bombshells are dropped onto his tentative new path, Norman's New Existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about the fragility of humanity.

Charlie Chan in The Temple of the Golden Horde

Charlie Chan in The Temple of the Golden Horde

Author: Michael Collins, Earl Derr Biggers Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Charlie Chan, visiting San Francisco to make a speech, finds himself swept into one of his most puzzling--and dangerous--cases! A cult known as the Golden Horde is running a spiritual retreat, helping the disturbed and the depressed find inner peace. Benny Chan, who worked for the Golden Horde, is dead ... but the priceless treasure he carried has been recovered. Benny's sister is searching for the truth, and Chan agrees to help her. Ancient scrolls, shadowy villains, and an ancient organization with modern ties to organized crime are just the start. For this case will take Chan across the Pacific in search of answers ... and to the edges of the human psyche!

The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

'There was a new beginning. He felt it everywhere, in the sweep of change, in the simple pronouncement of 'Yes we can!'' It's 2008 and Norman Price - a moderately successful forty-something playwright living in Chicago - considers the shuddering impact of the financial crash. What's needed, he thinks, is the will for a new existence. When his parents die, one shortly after the other, The New Existence becomes Norman's mantra as he tries to recalibrate his own shaken world. Into Norman's tentative re-building, a couple of bombshells are dropped. His parents' old house has to go on the market, forcing him to revisit the past. And then he receives a mysterious email from a man he has never met but whose name is instantly, painfully, familiar. Norman's new existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

Death of All Things Seen

Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

For Norman Price, in the midst of his own crisis, the financial crisis was a distraction signifying there were no longer any essential truths, no longer a beginning, middle, or end to events; a realization that eclipsed, among other things, the passing of his parents. Chicago, 2008. In the wake of cataclysmic events - both personal and international - Norman Price decides it's time for a new existence. But when a couple of bombshells are dropped onto his tentative new path, Norman's New Existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about the fragility of humanity.

The Death of All Things Seen

The Death of All Things Seen

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/06/2016

'There was a new beginning. He felt it everywhere, in the sweep of change, in the simple pronouncement of 'Yes we can!'' It's 2008 and Norman Price - a moderately successful forty-something playwright living in Chicago - considers the shuddering impact of the financial crash. What's needed, he thinks, is the will for a new existence. When his parents die, one shortly after the other, The New Existence becomes Norman's mantra as he tries to recalibrate his own shaken world. Into Norman's tentative re-building, a couple of bombshells are dropped. His parents' old house has to go on the market, forcing him to revisit the past. And then he receives a mysterious email from a man he has never met but whose name is instantly, painfully, familiar. Norman's new existence is suddenly threatened by past secrets. Michael Collins takes post 9/11 America as the background for a deeply moving novel about complex identities and the fragility of humanity.

Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Section 1983 Litigation in a Nutshell

Author: Michael Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2015

Coverage includes the statute's modern revival in Monroe v. Pape, municipal liability, individual officer and sovereign immunity, excessive force litigation, choice of law, state and federal court jurisdiction, remedies, and attorney's fees. There are also chapters on federal officer liability and the relationship between habeas corpus and section 1983. A helpful tool for practitioners, students, judges, and their clerks, or anyone wishing to get up to speed on this complex, ever-changing topic.

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