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In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book. Bomb is the 2013 Robert Sibert Information Book Medal winner.
In a cutting edge cookbook for the Internet generation, Google's legendary founding super-chef tells readers what they need to know about the newest nutrition buzzword: brainfood. "Food 2. 0" outlines the basics on how the right foods can transform the mind and body.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes The Stars of Mithra trilogy, a collection of classic stories about three strong heroines and the three priceless gems that are destined to change their lives-and their hearts-forever.Diamonds can be a girl's best friend...or her worst enemy.Hidden StarShe couldn't remember a thing, not even who she was. But it was clear Bailey James was in trouble. Big trouble. And she desperately needed private eye Cade Parris to help her find out just what kind. Surely she wasn't a criminal-but then what on earth was she doing with a bag full of cash and a stunning blue diamond as big as a baby's fist?Captive StarSomeone had set them both up. Now, handcuffed together, bounty hunter Jack Dakota and bail jumper M. J. O'Leary were on the run from a pair of hired killers. And M.J. wasn't talking-not even when Jack found a gigantic blue diamond hidden in her purse. Everything told Jack the sexy skip he'd been hired to recover couldn't be trusted...everything, that is, but his heart.Secret StarHe was standing face-to-face with a woman he'd believed to be dead...and she was holding a gun. Lieutenant Seth Buchanan's homicide investigation was thrown into turmoil when Grace Fontaine turned up very much alive-and in possession of one of the huge blue diamonds known as the Stars of Mithra. Seth had always made a point of not letting his personal feelings affect his work...but he was beginning to recognize that no mystery could ever be as compelling as Grace herself.
[I TOOK THESE QUOTES FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK.] "Everyone has been intimidated at some time in life! Do you really know why it happened or how to keep it from happening again? John Bevere exposes threats and pressures, breaks the fearful grip, and teaches you to release God's gifts and establish His dominion in your life." The author augments his explanations with Biblical quotations and stories. Bevere also highlights his points by giving examples from his own life. "JOHN BEVERE is a best-selling author and popular conference speaker. He and his wife, Lisa, also a best-selling author, founded Messenger International in 1990. The ministry has grown into a multifaceted international outreach, including their weekly television program, The Messenger, which broadcasts in 214 nations. Bevere has written numerous books, including The Bait of Satan, The Fear of the Lord, and Under Cover. He and Lisa live in Colorado with their four sons."
'A roiling plot, insightful characters, clear, intelligent writing. What more could you ask for in a novel?'- STEVE BERRYCharlie Giles is at the top of his game. An electronics superstar, he's sold his startup to a giant Boston firm, where he's now senior director. He's treated like a VIP everywhere he goes . . . Until everything in Charlie's neatly ordered world starts to go terrifyingly wrong. 'Hits all the right notes. Terrific stuff. '- JOHN T. LESCROARTCharlie's prestigious job and his inventions are wrenched away from him. His family is targeted, and his former employers are dying gruesomely, picked off one by one. Every shred of evidence points to Charlie as a cold-blooded killer. And soon he is unable to tell whether he's succumbed to the pressures of work and become the architect of his own destruction . . . or whether he's the victim of a relentless, diabolical attack. Now he must save his own life-all the while realizing that nothing can be trusted, least of all his own fractured mind . . . 'A high-speed thrill ride, filled with shocks and mind-bending twists. '- TESS GERRITSEN
"To be able to pry apart: / this is object, this is subject / even though (confusion begins) / he can be both. Difficult then / to stand at the mirror and reflect: / I am this. This is what I am." Some Dance is a meditation on stories, the intersection of stories, of things made up, of things imagined, and of things lived - perhaps. Tricks played by memory, scrambling events from life with fiction, are a constant. Ricardo Sternberg seeks a fixed point from which to understand the world, but finds no resolution save for another poem. Everything is in flux, unstable, and leads to unexpected places: a commune in the 1960s, a drunken doctor who deals in contraband, a palm reader, a classroom visited by Jesus, a dance in a darkened kitchen. A lively collection that turns towards the commonplace, classical, and strange, Some Dance masterfully balances serious thought, big ideas, and good humour through surprising, elegant, and colloquial expressions.
On 19 April 1940 Celso Costantini prophetically wrote in his diary that if Italy followed Hitler into war, it would be allying itself with the "Anti-Christ." Within weeks, Mussolini's fascist regime plunged Italy into the destructive maelstrom of global military conflict. The ensuing years brought world war, the fall of fascism, occupation, liberation, and the emergence of a new political order. The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal is an extraordinary and detailed behind-the-scenes account of crucial episodes in Europe's wartime history from a unique vantage point: the Vatican and the Eternal City. Costantini, a close advisor to Pope Pius XII, possessed a perspective few of his contemporaries could match. His diaries offer new insights into the great issues of the time - the Nazi occupation, the fall of Mussolini, the tumultuous end of the Italian monarchy, the birth of republican democracy in Italy, and the emergence of a new international order - while also recounting heartbreaking stories of the suffering, perseverance, and heroism of ordinary people. Less than a century later, with the world's attention gripped by the first papal resignation in six hundred years, The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal presents a clear-eyed, fascinating, and complex portrait of the Roman Catholic Church's recent history.
While many modern societies are noted for their diversity, the resulting challenge is to determine how citizens from different backgrounds and cultures can see themselves and each other as equals, and be treated equally. In Genuine Multiculturalism, Cecil Foster shows that a society's failure to bridge these differences is the tragedy of modern living and that pretending it is possible to mechanically develop fraternity and solidarity among diverse groups is akin to seeking out comedy. Arguing that genuine multiculturalism is the search for social justice by individuals who have been trapped by ascribed identities or newcomers who have been shut out of perceived ethnic homelands, Foster details how this process, in essence, is the story of the Americas. Reconceptionalizing the terms of multiculturalism, he offers an intervention into Canada's claim that its definition and practice are based on recognizing equality of citizenship. Identifying genuine multiculturalism as an ongoing work in progress, rather than a tightly defined policy position, Foster challenges readers to imagine a greater and more harmonious ideal. A necessary theoretical reconsideration of diversity within society, Genuine Multiculturalism refocuses the debate about ideals and practices in modern societies.
Bertha Biddle is determined to win the heart of the man she loves. But just how far will she go? Thaddeus Bloom is torn between family obligations and Bertha's love. Which path will he choose? Or will one woman's murder change both of their fates?
TODAY ONE GREAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IS THAT WOMEN AT LEAST KNOW THEY ARE OPPRESSED. Men have heard for as long as they can remember that it is a "man's world" and that they are the privileged sex. What they often discover too late is that their "privileges" include the right to live lives of mounting frustration, weariness and loneliness, and to die earlier than their female counterparts. For American men are raised by parents, conditioned by society, and often encouraged by women to play a role of lover-husband-parent-breadwinner-strong-and-silent-man whose impossible demands psychically cripple and eventually physically kill them. If you are a man, you will instantly recognize yourself and the dangers that threaten you when you read this book. If you are a woman who loves a man, you will want both him and yourself to read it.
Virtual sex is saving the world, but for Dixie, it might just be the end. Detective Sergeant Dixie Green's assignment is clear: Dorsett House, the virtual adventure playground, have sex in her dreams with a complete stranger, and let them record it so she can find out who's been blackmailing the rich and famous. Easy, right? Wrong. Dixie may be sexually frustrated, but she's completely opposed to dream sex. However, if she doesn't accept the assignment, Riley Hannigan, the irritating senior promotion-stealing Detective Sergeant who's also on the mission will take all the credit. It's only dream sex, Dixie tells herself on the big night. But when her partner turns out to be sexy Riley himself, she realizes she's about to find out how advanced this new technology is. . . WARNING: Hot m/f love. A Lyrical Press Science Fiction Romance
A scorching after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had. . . Shelly LaurenstonMiss CongenialityI'm young, good looking, and one day I'll be Alpha Male of my family's Pack. But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don't even exist. Now she's got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her. Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she'll be hanging out at my house--right where I want her. Cynthia EdenWicked WaysWhen I hear my sexy new neighbor scream one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is Miranda Shaw--star of my hottest fantasies--being attacked by a vampire. Too bad for him I'm a badass shifter ready to fight for my fantasies. And Miranda, well, she's so busy watching out for him that she won't see me closing in on her. . . "Laurenston's characters shine with wit and depth. " --Publishers Weekly"Eden's unsurpassed creativity shines once again!" --Larissa Ione
Bare Naked Designs, #2 Are you willing to risk it all and give in to temptation? Carrie Taylor can't believe her luck. Along with her own lingerie line she's now the proud owner of Satin and Lace, a specialty lingerie store. She has everything she's ever wanted...except Aleks Turko. After a lifetime spent pining over the man she can never have, Carrie decides to take back her love life. Vowing to get him out of her system once and for all, she propositions Aleks for a one night stand. Growing up without a mother and with an uncommunicative father, Aleks Turko sought comfort in the arms of the Taylor family. As an adult, he now has everything he needs - a second family, good friends, and a bottomless barrel of women. But over the last few months vivid, sexual thoughts about Carrie have become a regular occurrence. He's managed to keep his urges at bay, but when he walks in on her wearing one of her lacy designs, all bets are off. When what was supposed to be a one-time affair snowballs into a battle of wills, Carrie and Aleks must decide if they should risk everything and give in to temptation. WARNING: Contains explicit language, sex and an unorthodox use of a fitting room. 33,368 Words
Dear Reader, Long before I started writing paranormal romance, I wrote historical romance novels as Deborah Raleigh. Now I'm thrilled to share my favorites with a whole new readership, including this deliciously sinful tale of two outcasts who find each other--and lose themselves in passion. . . A rake with a penchant for gambling, Rutherford Hawksley has friends in both high places and low--perfect for trying to find his brother's killer. Ruthless in his quest, he discovers his prime suspect is planning to murder a woman traveling to London. A woman with information Hawksley would very much like to know. But his simple plan of abduction goes awry when he plucks the not-so-simple Miss Clara Dawson from her coach. . . Hawksley is used to charming ladies into submission, yet Clara's spirit proves quite the match for him. And soon he can think of nothing more pleasurable than keeping this rare bird in his not-so-gilded cage, where he can pick her most intriguing mind, enjoy her exquisite body--and teach her more about desire than she ever dreamed possible. . . I hope you enjoy reading these sensual, romantic tales as much as I enjoyed writing them! With love,Alexandra Ivy108,240 Words
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