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You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony.Until recently, we had thought our microbes hardly mattered, but science is revealing a different story, one in which microbes run our bodies and becoming a healthy human is impossible without them.In this riveting, shocking, and beautifully written book, biologist Alanna Collen draws on the latest scientific research to show how our personal colony of microbes influences our weight, our immune system, our mental health, and even our choice of partner. She argues that so many of our modern diseases--obesity, autism, mental illness, digestive disorders, allergies, autoimmunity afflictions, and even cancer--have their root in our failure to cherish our most fundamental and enduring relationship: that with our personal colony of microbes.Many of the questions about modern diseases left unanswered by the Human Genome Project are illuminated by this new science. And the good news is that unlike our human cells, we can change our microbes for the better. Collen's book is a revelatory and indispensable guide. It is science writing at its most relevant: life--and your body--will never seem the same again.
If you find yourself lost and alone in the skin-care aisle; if you're thinking of going under the knife, but hoping you won't have to; if you need specific, detailed information about how to get rid of the bags under your eyes or those ever-deepening furrows in your brow; if you've gone to your girlfriends, women's magazines, cosmetics counters, facialists, and plastic surgeons and gotten lots of conflicting answers; then Dr. Fredric Brandt's simple, streamlined system is for you. With 10 Minutes/10 Years, one of the world's most famous cosmetic dermatologists offers a breakthrough skin-care program that will take you only ten minutes a day -- and will reverse your skin's aging process by ten years. There is a skin-care revolution taking place; the days of washing your face with soap and water and slapping on some cream are long gone. But this means that skin care isn't simple anymore. As new products appear, seemingly overnight, it becomes harder to know what's right for your skin. With warmth and humor, Dr. Brandt cuts through the information overload to provide concrete information and advice for women of all ages and of every skin type. He helps you determine who to go to and who not to go to as well as what to ask. 10 Minutes/10 Years is a uniquely formatted, problem/solution-driven guidebook that reveals many unknown threats to the skin which age it before its time, such as sugar and diet (Chapter 3). Need to know about the brown spots on your cheeks? Turn to Chapter 6. Sick of your drooping chin? Read Chapter 14. Driven to despair by your thinning hair? Look at Chapter 19. But before you decide what system you need, consult Chapter 4 for a comprehensive list of the best products, treatments, and procedures available. Dr. Brandt explains what they are and how they work -- from the least invasive, over-the-counter creams to the most cutting-edge injectibles. Once you understand the basics, you can move on to your specific area of concern in the book's final section, which offers precise information for every skin type. There is no one-shot solution -- we are constantly aging, and we have to keep maintaining ourselves. 10 Minutes/10 Years is Dr. Brandt's targeted approach to this maintenance. His system has already helped thousands of people look younger, and now readers will have their own one-way ticket back to a youthful appearance.
As America's favorite no-nonsense celebrity fitness trainer, Jackie Warner has years of experience showing her clients how to get red-carpet ready in no time. Now she's sharing the secret formula! She'll show you how to lose 10 pounds fast and then continue losing over 30 days. You'll look and feel better than ever.In 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS, Jackie reveals a program that your body will love and you will want to commit to for a lifetime. Rooted in Jackie's principles of fitness, this plan will give you a nutrient-rich, all-natural diet to jump-start your metabolism and rev up the fat burning; exercises to tone and sculpt your body to perfection; and the encouragement to turn your self-loathing into self-loving. Jackie's powerful 10 x 10 program will help you achieve your best body and the happiest you. Discover how to: DROP POUNDS RAPIDLY: Three simple 10-day eating plans and workouts-for a full 30 days of fat burning and toning EAT TO LOSE: Discover the superstar foods that encourage fat loss, satisfy cravings, and recharge your metabolism BURN FAT FAST: Specific high-intensity workouts that combine cardio-acceleration and resistance training to maximize burn and give ultimate tone in the fastest time possible KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF: The secret strategy for changing your set point so the pounds stay off permanently. Research-backed and client-proven, this program works! You'll feel better, eat healthier, exercise more efficiently, and above all, you'll lose up to 10 POUNDS IN 10 DAYS!
"Considering a gluten-free diet? Here's a guide that covers it all, combining a weight loss plan from trusted health experts with delicious recipes from COOKING LIGHT.Simple, effective, and user-friendly, The 10 Pounds Off Gluten-Free Diet is packed with valuable information and unique features, including:A 28-day meal plan to help you lose a pound a week100+ gluten-free recipes approved by COOKING LIGHTA customizable fitness planA stay-on-track journalHandy shopping lists for a gluten-free kitchenBonus tips, easy-to-read charts, and moreReviewed by medical doctors and registered dieticians, this proven approach to going gluten-free guarantees you'll meet your weight loss goals, one pound at a time."
Is your life path lit by your inner candle flame, or are you stumbling along in the dark? In Dr. Wayne Dyer's new book, he reminds us of what so many people easily forget in the day-to-day grind of life -- that material success isn't what we're ultimately trying to achieve, and therefore it shouldn't be our driving force. Within each of us lies success and inner peace, which can be found once we understand that a deeper, richer life experience is characterized by a burning desire, or as Dr. Dyer describes it, an "inner candle flame." In this thought-provoking book, Dr. Dyer offers simple ways to change your life -- and your outlook on life. The ten principles presented here apply to people who are just beginning their journey of discovery, as well as those who have already embarked on life's winding path. Dr. Dyer urges us to listen with an open heart, and to apply the secrets that resonate with them and discard the rest. By doing so, we'll learn to feel the peace of God that truly defines success.
Life expectancy is increasing, but this is only good news if you stay well and can enjoy it. The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing draws on the latest research findings, and the health secrets of long-lived people, to outline the diet and lifestyle that will help you stay healthy, look younger and feel great as you age. It explains how your body changes as you age and what you can do to avoid the illnesses of old age, as well as the aches, pains, poor sleep and eyesight deterioration that many believe are an inevitable part of ageing. It also shares the secrets of staying as fit and as mentally alert as possible, for as long as possible. Comprehensive, fascinating and practical, The 10 Secrets of Healthy Ageing will help you enjoy better health and stay drug-free as you age.
Be a part of the diet revolution and change your relationship with calories foreverAmerica's favorite diet and fitness expert, Jorge Cruise, will change the way you think about calories. For years, conventional wisdom has continued to state the wrong and outdated research that says simply counting calories is the key to weight loss, and if you cannot follow that plan, you must lack willpower. Now Jorge Cruise's passion for dietary science has revealed the true cause of the obesity epidemic--counting the wrong calories!The 100 will free you from counting calories and points and constantly trying to eat less with the conclusive truth: all calories are not created equal. Jorge has been working to uncover the latest advances in dietary science for more than a decade, and now the newest science confirms that Sugar Calories are the only calories you'll need to keep track of on this simple, fast, and guilt-free weight-loss plan. Enjoy unlimited amounts of delicious and healthy no-count calories and still eat the foods you love. Learn the right foods to eat without ever feeling hungry or deprived on a plan that is so easy to incorporate and maintain that you can finally put an end to the vicious cycle of dieting.In addition to the 4-week plan, you get shopping lists and recommended food guides that can help you drop up to 18 pounds of stubborn belly fat. The 100 is the only plan you'll ever need. Stop counting the wrong calories and start losing weight and changing your life today with the help of Jorge Cruise and the no-count calorie revolution!
100,000+ Baby Names is the most complete, most fascinating, and most helpful name book you can find by Bruce Lansky, the #1 author of baby name books in North America. It is the best book in the category with over 300 lists of possible name choices, the top 100 boys' and girls' names and the latest trends, as well as a list of 12 important factors to consider when selecting a name. This book has it all and will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!In this revised edition you'll find over 100,000 up-to-date names that reflect the latest naming trends--complete with origins, meanings, and variations. This includes ethnic names from over a hundred countries: nearly 19,000 English names, 12,000 Latin names, 10,000 Hebrew names, 11,000 Greek names, 9,000 African-American names, 9,000 Hispanic names, 8,000 French names, 8,000 Irish names, 7,000 German names, 4,000 Arabic names, and thousands of Scandinavian, Italian, Polish, Scottish, Welsh, Russian, Hindi, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tai, Cambodian, African, Native American, Australian/Aboriginal, and Hawaiian names--plus many more names from many more origins. You'll also find: --Over 300 lists of fascinating names to consider --Gender-neutral names shared by girls and boys --Unique spellings of popular names --The most-up-to-date lists of top 100 boys' and girls' names and the latest trends --The most complete list of celebrity baby names --Ideas for picking names for siblings --A list of 12 factors to consider when choosing names This book will help you choose a name that you and your baby will love!
Essential gluten-free recipes for everyday favorites like breads, pastas, and dessertsAn absolute must-have for anyone who lives gluten free, 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes compiles the most basic and vital recipes from top "gfree" diet expert Carol Fenster's 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes--now in a handy, affordable, beautiful package complete with color photos. With celiac disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance becoming more common, a gluten-free diet is essential for a growing number of people. This book gives them safe, gluten-free recipes for the everyday foods they miss most--breads, pasta, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, and more.For parents and home cooks who have children or family members who must eat gluten-free meals, this book offers familiar favorites that are just as tasty as the real thing. With crowd-pleasers like Pepperoni Pizza, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, and Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms, this book will become the gluten-free cook's best friend in the kitchen, and a great gift. * Features completely updated recipes * Includes five brand-new recipes, including nutritious Banana Bread with Chia Seeds, Fresh Chive Flatbread with Dipping Oil, and Chiles Rellenos * Offers a detailed introductory section with straightforward information on shopping guidelines, explanations of food labels, tips on organizing and stocking your pantry, and handy advice on cooking with gluten-free ingredients * Written by gluten-free expert Carol Fenster, author of 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes * Includes 30 beautiful, enticing photos of finished dishes * Features icons that highlight vegetarian, kids' favorite, and quick recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or lessFor anyone who keeps a gluten-free kitchen, 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes offers tasty options that make gluten-free cooking easy for every day.
An irresistible guide to simple, delicious, gluten-free recipes made in thirty minutes or less As a top gluten-free teacher and writer, Carol Fenster knows what cooks need: easy recipes for every day. 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes is Fenster's answer to her fans. In this book, she offers an easy collection of satisfying recipes that take thirty minutes or less to make, showcasing thirty gorgeous photos to inspire any cook. Recipes include favorites like Microwave Muffins in a Mug, Breakfast Pizza, Garlic Breadsticks, Buttermilk Biscuits, Chicken Parmesan, Mini Meat Loaves, Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes, No-Cook Chocolate Cheesecakes, and even a fancy Black Forest Trifle. Because good nutrition is important for gluten-free diets, there are also recipes for Orange-Olive Salad, Tuscan Bean Soup, Split Pea Dal with Rice, and Grilled Fruit with Honey Yogurt. Nutrition information for every recipe, icons for vegetarian dishes, and tips on quick-cooking techniques will make planning meals easy. Fenster's impeccable knowledge of gluten-free foods and what tastes good makes this a must-have gluten-free guide.
Be a part of the diet revolution and change your relationship with calories forever America's favorite diet and fitness expert, Jorge Cruise, will change the way you think about calories. For years, conventional wisdom has continued to state the wrong and outdated research that says simply counting calories is the key to weight loss, and if you cannot follow that plan, you must lack willpower. Now Jorge Cruise's passion for dietary science has revealed the true cause of the obesity epidemic--counting the wrong calories! The 100 will free you from counting calories and points and constantly trying to eat less with the conclusive truth: all calories are not created equal. Jorge has been working to uncover the latest advances in dietary science for more than a decade, and now the newest science confirms that Sugar Calories are the only calories you'll need to keep track of on this simple, fast, and guilt-free weight-loss plan. Enjoy unlimited amounts of delicious and healthy no-count calories and still eat the foods you love. Learn the right foods to eat without ever feeling hungry or deprived on a plan that is so easy to incorporate and maintain that you can finally put an end to the vicious cycle of dieting. In addition to the 4-week plan, you get shopping lists and recommended food guides that can help you drop up to 18 pounds of stubborn belly fat. The 100 is the only plan you'll ever need. Stop counting the wrong calories and start losing weight and changing your life today with the help of Jorge Cruise and the no-count calorie revolution!
Thanks to Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food, Lisa Leake was given the wake-up call of her life when she realized that many of the foods she was feeding her family were actually "foodlike substances." So she, her husband, and their two young girls completely overhauled their diets by pledging to go 100 days without eating highly processed or refined foods--a challenge she opened to readers on her blog. What she thought would be a short-term experiment turned out to have a huge impact on her personally. After wading through their fair share of challenges, experiencing unexpected improvements in health, and gaining a preference for fresh, wholesome meals, the Leakes happily adopted their commitment to real food as their "new normal." Now Lisa shares her family's story, offering insights and cost-conscious recipes everyone can use to enjoy wholesome natural food prepared with easily found ingredients such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, seafood, locally raised meats, whole-milk dairy products, nuts, natural sweeteners, and more. Filled with step-by-step instructions, this hands-on cookbook and guide includes: Advice for navigating the grocery store and making smart real food purchases Tips for reading ingredient labels 100 quick-and-easy recipes for such favorites as Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto Cream Sauce, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole, The Best Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker, and Cinnamon-Glazed Popcorn Meal plans and suggestions for kid-pleasing school lunches, parties, and snacks A 10-day mini-starter program, and much more. 100 Days of Real Food offers all the support, encouragement, and guidance you'll need to make these incredibly important and timely life changes.
This personal growth diet companion encourages dieters--no matter what diet plan they are on--to stick to it by giving them the tools to address the issues behind their eating habits and to make the right choices.Going on a diet is easy, staying on a diet is hard and it is the consistent, long-term lifestyle change that results in real success. This book is not a diet but a diet companion. There are 100 short lessons that provide coping skills, behavioral tools, and personal growth ideas that serve as a companion and encourager and give dieters the daily strength to stick with their resolution. Spangle tackles the emotional and psychological issues of weight loss, which is missing from most diet plans. They tell you what to eat. 100 Days of Weight Loss gives you the personal tools to make the right choices.
BE SUCCESSFUL WITH ANY DIET PLAN Do you start a diet, then quit because you keep slipping up? Have you lost weight, then gained it back-many times? Most people average just three to four weeks on their diet before they fall off the wagon. But with 700 Days of Weight Loss, you'll never have to be a diet dropout again! DAILY MOTIVATORS MAKE IT EASY TO STAY COMMITTED Using concepts from her nationally acclaimed book Life Is Hard, Food Is Easy, weight-loss expert Linda Spangle offers simple daily motivators that will keep you committed to your program for a minimum of 100 days. That's enough time to learn a new set of skills and completely change your weight-loss pattern-forever. This book works with any diet or maintenance plan to help you Stop emotional eating and get control over food Stay motivated all the way to your goal Learn instant tools that work in every food situation Receive consistent support from other people Make sense of meal portions, food triggers, and much more
Did you know that avocados can help lower cholesterol and that tomatoes are full of cancer-beating lycopene? From chillis to cranberries and limes to lentils, find out all about 100 foods that will make a real difference to your health. Whether you want to cure a cold, have more energy, lower blood pressure or prevent heart disease, you'll find the 100 best foods here, complete with vital information and research about what each food contains and why it will boost your health. Choose from 100 delicious recipes and serving suggestions to get the best taste and the greatest benefits from your diet.
All-natural beauty product recipes for healthy, glowing skin and a happier you! Stimulate your senses with Lemon Poppy Seed Scrub. Rejuvenate your skin with a Glowing Goddess Face and Body Mask. Wash away your worries with a Fizzy Mojito Foot Spa. Filled with all-natural ingredients like shea butter, essential oils, and brown sugar, each recipe in 100 Organic Skincare Recipes gives you the opportunity to mix up your own beauty products--without any of the hazardous chemicals you'd find in store-bought brands. Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to switch to a natural beauty routine, these step-by-step instructions will teach you how to use oils, herbs, and other easy-to-find ingredients to make amazingly effective organic skincare recipes. You will enjoy creating your own one-of-a-kind home spa products, such as Invigorating Ginger Citrus Body Wash, Carrot-Coconut NutraMoist Mask, and Chocolate Lip Scrub. With the beautiful, soothing products in 100 Organic Skincare Recipes, you'll always be just a few moments away from the luxury of your very own home spa experience, and an easy escape into tranquility, relaxation, and indulgence.
Loose waves, chic low ponies, natural curls, elegant updos, classic braids, and more! Expert hairstylist Jenny Strebe presents 100 fabulous looks in this essential beauty guide. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and inspiring fashion photographs make it easy to replicate professional-level styles at home, while a "hair spa" section shares tips on troubleshooting problem hair and choosing the best products for every hair type. From vintage Gatsby Waves to the edgy braided Faux Hawk, pretty Flower Bun, formal Twisted Chignon, and so much more, this book has everything needed to make every day a perfect hair day!
The ideal pairing guide for wines of every kind 100 Perfect Pairings shows you how to spice up your anytime gatherings with delicious, creative small plates that make perfect companions your favorite wines. For anyone who ever wished that they had more options to go with their Chardonnay or Merlot than just a cube of cheese, this book presents 100 cosmopolitan, yet accessible recipes that put typical finger foods to shame. From food writer and recipe developer Jill Silverman Hough, this book is packed with enticing appetizer options like Green Apple Caesar Salad and Peppercorn-Crusted Tuna. Organized by common wine varietals and illustrated with 40 lush color photos, 100 Perfect Pairings makes it a snap to match the perfect appetizer with your favorite wine. Includes 100 sophisticated and satisfying recipes without fancy jargon or hard-to-find ingredients Packaged in a small format that makes it perfect for gifts and for taking with you when you shop for food and wine Offers pairings for perennial favorites like Chardonnay and Merlot, as well as lesser-known varietals like Voignier and Gewurtztraminer Whether pairing with a white, a rose, or a red, 100 enticing recipes offer exciting alternatives to the run-of-the-mill cheese plate.
Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born. aWhat will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will you be healthy? Will your marriage need a sunset clause? How long will you have to work? Will you finish one career at sixty-five only to go back to school to learn a new one? And then, will you be happily working for another sixty years? Maybe youOCOll be a parent to a newborn and a grandparent at the same time. Will the world become overpopulated? And how will living longer affect your finances, your family life, and your views on religion and the afterlife?aIn "100 Plus," futurist Sonia Arrison takes us on an eye-opening journey to the future at our doorsteps, where science and technology are beginning to radically change life as we know it. She introduces us to the people transforming our lives: the brilliant scientists and genius inventors and the billionaires who fund their work. The astonishing advances to extend our livesOCoand good healthOCoare almost here. In the very near future fresh organs for transplants will be grown in laboratories, cloned stem cells will bring previously unstoppable diseases to their knees, and living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception. aSonia Arrison brings over a decade of experience researching and writing about cutting-edge advances in science and technology to "100 Plus," painting a vivid picture of a future that only recently seemed like science fiction, but now is very real. "100 Plus" is the first book to give readers a comprehensive understanding of how life-extending discoveries will change our social and economic worlds. This illuminating and indispensable text will help us navigate the thrilling journey of life beyond 100 years. "
The Simple Science of a Healthy Life From fitness to diets to emotional health and longevity, what do people who feel and look healthy do differently than those who are overtired, depressed, or out of shape? Every day we face an avalanche of studies and statistics that tell us what we should or shouldn't eat, how long we need to exercise, or how to protect ourselves from secondhand smoke and the harmful rays from the sun. Not only are these studies often contradictory, but the actual scientific information is usually inaccessible. Moving beyond the myths and misinformation, the advice in these pages is not based on one person's opinions or one expert's study. For the first time the research available on the health of average Americans has been distilled into one hundred essential ways that we can become healthier and happier. Each of the core findings is accompanied by a real life example showing these results in action. Eat more often. Oxford University researchers found that people who ate five or six times a day had a 5 percent lower total cholesterol than average and were 45 percent more likely to be able to sustain their target weight than people who ate once or twice a day. Who says caffeine is bad for you? The majority of scientific evidence shows that, for a healthy adult, moderate quantities of caffeine (about three cups of coffee per day) pose no significant health risks. Home sweet home. People who described their home lives as satisfying were 24 percent more likely to live beyond normal life expectancy, according to a UCLA study.
Practical advice on how to thrive in the second half of your life, based on scientific studies. The sixth book in the bestselling 100 Simple Secrets series. What do people who relish the second half of their lives do differently than those who dread getting older? Sociologists, therapists and psychiatrists have spent entire careers investigating the ins and outs of successful aging, yet their findings are inaccessible to ordinary people, hidden in obscure journals to be shared with other experts. Now the international bestselling author of The 100 Simple Secrets series has collected the most current and significant data from more than a thousand of the best scientific studies on the second half of life. These findings have been boiled down to one hundred essential ways to find and maintain joy, health, and satisfaction every day of your life. Each one is accompanied by a true story showing the results in action. The Baby Boomers are hitting retirement age. This upbeat, light approach will appeal to the enormous market of citizens grappling with the effects of becoming 'senior', looking to discover the positive benefits of aging beyond discount tickets at the movie theatre. Books about aging well continue to sell year in and year out. The Simple Secrets approach will stand out among the heavier self-help/psychology titles and will without a doubt become an affordable impulse and gifty mainstay in this category. A good inexpensive gift for parents and grandparents.
Most people think there is little or nothing you can do to avoid Alzheimer's. But scientists know this is no longer true. In fact, prominent researchers now say that our best and perhaps only hope of defeating Alzheimer's is to prevent it. After best-selling author Jean Carper discovered that she had the major susceptibility gene for Alzheimer's, she was determined to find all the latest scientific evidence on how to escape it. She discovered 100 surprisingly simple scientifically tested ways to radically cut the odds of Alzheimer's, memory decline, and other forms of dementia. Did you know that vitamin B 12 helps keep your brain from shrinking? Apple juice mimics a common Alzheimer's drug? Surfing the internet strengthens aging brain cells? Ordinary infections and a popular anesthesia may trigger dementia? Meditating spurs the growth of new neurons? Exercise is like Miracle-Gro for your brain? Even a few preventive actions could dramatically change your future by postponing Alzheimer's so long that you eventually outlive it. If you can delay the onset of Alzheimer's for five years, you cut your odds of having it by half. Postpone Alzheimer's for ten years, and you'll most likely never live to see it. 100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's will change the way you look at Alzheimer's and provide exciting new answers from the frontiers of brain research to help keep you and your family free of this heartbreaking disease.
What you'll detest when you're expecting. Are you pregnant and peevish?Between morning sickness, all those strangers who want to touch your belly and give you really good advice, deeper exhaustion than you've ever known, plus what passes for fashion in maternity underwear, no wonder your delicate condition is driving you crazy. Also includes some really good advice, factoids, and cool resources.
Becoming healthier is easier than you think. Here at your fingertips are dozens of different ideas on how to improve your metabolic rate. With 100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism as your guide, you'll increase your energy in no time. From adding cinnamon to your snacks to building interval training into your workouts, these hundred simple tips will help you to look and feel great. Becoming healthier is easier than you think. Here at your fingertips are dozens of different ideas on how to improve your metabolic rate. With 100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism as your guide, you'll increase your energy in no time. From adding cinnamon to your snacks to building interval training into your workouts, these hundred simple tips will help you to look and feel great.
An epic novel of an incendiary love that threatened to set the desert alight as war raged between the British and Ottoman Empires. Mesopotamia, 1914: in the Middle East tension is escalating between the British and the Arabs. Misfit Lieutenant Harry Downe is sent to negotiate a treaty with a renegade Bedouin Sheikh, Ibn Shalan, whose tribe is attacking enemy patrols in Iraq and cutting their oil pipelines. Greedy for arms, Shalan accepts British weapons but, in return, Harry must take his daughter Furja to be his bride. The secret marriage leads to a deep love, to the anger of Shalan and the disgust of Harry's fellow officers. But war is looming, and the horrors of the battlefield threaten to destroy Harry's newfound happiness, and change his life and that of his closest friends for ever. Long Road to Baghdad is a vivid, moving, historically accurate account of a conflict between East and Western Empires, based on the wartime exploits of war hero Lieutenant Colonel Gerard Leachman.