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The real story of the Republican vice presidential nominee and her collision with the elite liberal media As the second woman ever nominated as a candidate for vice president, Alaska governor Sarah Palin became an instant phenomenon. Americans were enthralled by a woman with charm, ambition, natural political talent and a passion for conservative values. But the fascination of ordinary people quickly drew an unprecedented attack from the media elite and liberal activists. Far beyond the normal bounds of tough questions and challenges, Palin's enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, her children, her faith, and her wardrobe. The media distorted Palin's positions and beliefs beyond recognition. Consequently, almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a "flub. " Weekly Standard writer Matthew Continetti reveals the true story of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and her persecution by the elites who tried to hide their bias with solemn declarations of objectivity. Continetti offers fresh examples of malicious spin and deceit and shows how liberal snobbery has become a driving force in American politics. Palin's ordeal has become a rallying cry for the GOP in the Obama era. This perceptive book is a must-read for conservatives who want to understand what really happened, and how to avoid a repeat.
Now that millions have read and seen Twilight, where do they turn for vampire advice? This wry, witty, fully illustrated, and bloody essential guide. Vampires are all around-books, movies, TV, comics- infiltrating our culture like never before. But what happens if one should run into a real vamp on the street? Vampire Taxonomy is the best defense against a fatal encounter in the dark. For the reader's protection, Meredith Woerner reveals the truth about: ?Sunlight sensitivity-Do vamps venture out in the day or stick solely to the evening hours? ?Physiology-When ready to feed, do they change appearance or simply lure with the seductive flash of a fang? ?Dress-Are they decked out in leather with aspirations of becoming the first vampire rock stars or do they cling to Gothic robes and ruffled collars? ?Diet-Are they waging a never-ending struggle against the temptation of human blood or do they view the world as their personal blood buffet? .
"Every Christmas, I still think about that guitar and the sacrifice it represented. And I hope I don't forget to think about the greatest sacrifice of all, God's gift of Himself. " Christmas has become synonymous with shopping, overindulging, competition, and stress. But according to Mike Huckabee (who was a pastor before getting into politics), that was never God's intention. Going back to the Nativity, Christmas is supposed to be about simple things: faith, love, family, and hope. The hard part, in today's crazy world, is remembering that those simple things are the most precious of all. Now Huckabee recounts twelve Christmas memories--often funny, sometimes deeply moving--that range from his childhood in Arkansas to his years as a young husband and father to his time as a governor and then a presidential candidate. These true stories will help you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe slow down your own holiday treadmill. If you're looking for a little clarity, sanity, and inspiration at this insane time of year, you're sure to enjoy A Simple Christmas. .
A chilling, compulsively readable novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Dead Lie Down and The Other Woman's House Sally Thorning is watching the news with her husband one night when she hears an unexpected name--Mark Bretherick. It's a name she shouldn't know, but last year after a business trip canceled at the last minute, Sally treated herself to a secret vacation--away from her hectic family life--and met a man. After their brief affair, the two planned to never meet again. All the details are the same: his job, where he lives, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. But the photograph on the news is not the man Sally knew. And now Geraldine and Lucy are dead. The third book in Sophie Hannah's acclaimed Zailer and Waterhouse series, The Wrong Mother delivers white knuckle suspense and Hannah's trademark plot twists, and is perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Ruth Rendell. .
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Curl up with a A. A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, Now We Are Six. This work includes poems for children which feature Pooh helping Christopher Robin with his schoolwork (if helping is the word). It is an evocation of childhood, through the eyes of the six-year-old Robin. Featuring E. H. Shepard's original illustrations, Now We Are Six is a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, offering the same sense of humour, imagination and whimsy that we've come to expect from his favourite books about Winnie-the-Pooh, that Bear of Very Little Brain.
"When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six" complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the "Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition/i> and "The House At Pooh Corner," these beautiful books feature a ribbon bookmark, a specially designed jacket with metallic ink and a peep-through window to the fullcolor case, and full-color artwork on cream-colored stock. The imaginative charm that has made Pooh the world's most famous bear pervades the pages of Milne's poetry, and Ernest H. Shepard's witty and loving illustrations enhance these truly delightful gift editions.
The second classic children's story by A. A. Milne about Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends in The Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie-the-Pooh and all of his friends return to the Hundred Acre Wood for more classic adventures. They meet the irrepressible Tigger for the first time, learn to play Poohsticks and set a trap for a Heffalump. In this stunning edition of The House at Pooh Corner, A. A. Milne's world-famous sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh is once again brought to life by E. H. Shepard's illustrations. Milne's classic children's stories - featuring Piglet, Eeyore and, of course, Pooh himself - are both heart-warming and funny, reflecting the power of a child's imagination like no other story before or since. Bound in a cloth cover and with delicate gold foiling on its cover, this charming edition is the ideal gift book for children of 5 to 55.
Happy 80th birthday, Pooh! The Bear of Very Little Brain and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood have delighted generations of readers since Winnie-the-Pooh was first published in 1926. This deluxe anniversary edition of Winnie-the-Pooh is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!
After battling a mysterious fire on the night of their thirteenth birthday, identical twins Meredith and Mallory Brynn awaken in the hospital with terrifying new powers: Merry can see into the past. Mally can see into the future. But their new gifts come with a heavy price: the mystical bond the twins have shared their entire lives is badly damaged. And now their small town is threatened by a looming danger only the twins can stop. That is, if they can harness their power before it destroys them both. The first book in a lyrical, haunting new trilogy, The Midnight Twins explores the unearthly connection between the Brynn sisters in the same thrilling prose that has made Jacquelyn Mitchard into a national treasure.
Lying has become pervasive in American life-but what happens when the falsehoods are perpetrated by the Oval Office? As the lies told by our government become more and more intricate, they begin to weave a tapestry of deception that creates problems far larger than those lied about in the first place. Eric Alterman's When Presidents Lieis a compelling historical examination of four specific post-World War II presidential lies whose consequences were greater than could ever have been predicted. FDR told the American people that peace was secure in Europe, setting the stage for McCarthyism and the cold war. John F. Kennedy's unyielding stance during the Cuban missile crisis masked his secret deal with the Soviet Union. Misrepresented aggression at the Gulf of Tonkin by the North Vietnamese gave LBJ the power to start a war. Finally, Ronald Reagan's Central American wars ended in the ignominy of the Iran-contra scandal. In light of George W. Bush's war in Iraq, which Alterman examines in the book's conclusion, When Presidents Lieis a warning-one more relevant today than ever before-that the only way to prevent these lies is America's collective demand for truth.
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First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.
As if she needed yet another reason to shop, Queen of the Vampires Betsy Taylor is in the middle of planning the perfect wedding to drop-dead gorgeous vamp Eric Sinclair. And she's not about to let little things like death and blood-drinking get in her way. But all is not bouquets and bridal showers--Betsy is plagued by ghosts who demand her help in rectifying their past mistakes, and a serial killer is on the loose. With his victims all being tall, blond women, Betsy fits the profile exactly...
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Being royally undead isn't all it's cracked up to be--there are still bills to be paid. Luckily, new Queen of the Vampires Betsy Taylor lands her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's. But when a string of vampire murders hits St. Paul, Betsy must enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil: the oh-so-sexy Sinclair. Now, she's really treading on dangerous ground--high heels and all.
Weddings are never easy. But when you're Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor, they can become downright deadly. . . In the days leading up to The Big Day, Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor seems to have a full house and the wedding guests have yet to arrive. Along with her human buddies, there's a ghost, a werewolf, and a Fiend crashing at her place. And though her fianc, Vampire King Eric Sinclair, conveniently disappears when the conversation turns to seating charts and flower arrangements, he does manage to make his oh-so-sexy presence known at "other" moments. Cold feet are no surprise, especially with an undead groom. But when Sinclair truly goes missing-and not just to avoid wedding preparations-along with most of her friends and loved ones, Betsy is frantic. Alone and afraid for the fate of everyone she loves, Betsy can't trust anyone as she tries to find them and whoever is behind all the disappearances. And what happens next will shake the foundation of the vampire world forever.
Reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor may rule the topsy-turvy world of the undead, but now Betsy's discovered that she has a long-lost half-sister who's the devil's daughter--and destined to rule the underworld.
Alicia may be blind, but that doesn?t mean she can?t see what?s happening right in front of her eyes. Like how her parents try to give her freedom. Or how Bobby?now Robert?has returned to figure out their relationship. Or even the invisible man, William, and just how dangerous he is to Alicia, to Robert, to their whole family?or so the police say. Or is Alicia wrong this time? If her normally sharp instincts are wrong, the results could be disastrous. From award-winning author Andrew Clements, here is a novel full of adventure, romance, and mystery, which at its heart is about trusting?even things we know but cannot see. .
Nessa Dahl lives a sensible life - until, that is, Jeremiah MacNaught comes to town and enlists her help to investigate a string of bank robberies. Only Mac realizes that beneath Nessa's no-nonsense exterior exists an outlaw spirit, and between them burns a passion far hotter than a sultry summer night. But when she discovers that the handsome investigator is undercover, lying to her about his identity and convinced she's involved with the crimes, he'll learn what thigh high in trouble really means. . . . "A book by Christina Dodd is like a glass of champagne. . . sparkling and sinfully delicious. " - Lisa Kleypas
â ²Sir Thomasâ ² tunic was caked in blood. He strode quickly to the table. "Tristan, weâ ²re about to be overrun. Surrender is not an option. . . "â ² Fourteen-year-old Tristan doesnâ ²t have much of a life. He has never known his parents, and spends his days mucking out the stables in a monastery. So when an unexpected chance to go on Crusade with the Knights Templar comes up, Tristan seizes it with both hands, plunging himself into a series of extraordinary travels and adventures. When his dying master, Sir Thomas, entrusts Tristan with the legendary treasure known throughout the ages as the Holy Grail, the young knight must escape the bloody siege at Acre and head for Scotland, where the Grail will be safe. Together with Robard Hode, the best archer in the Kingâ ²s army, and the mysterious Assassin Maryam, Tristan flees across Europe, barely one step ahead of his enemies, who will stop at nothing to claim the Grail for themselves . . .
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, offers a revolutionary diet plan: Use writing to take off the pounds! Over the course of the past twenty-five years, Julia Cameron has taught thousands of artists and aspiring artists how to unblock wellsprings of creativity. And time and again she has noticed an interesting thing: Often when her students uncover their creative selves they also undergo a surprising physical transformation-- invigorated by their work, they slim down. In The Writing Diet, Cameron illuminates the relationship between creativity and eating to reveal a crucial equation: Creativity can block overeating. This inspiring weight-loss program directs readers to count words instead of calories, to substitute their writing's "food for thought" for actual food. The Writing Diet presents a brilliant plan for using one of the soul's deepest and most abiding appetites--the desire to be creative--to lose weight and keep it off forever. .
The third volume in Stephen King's acclaimed, epic Dark Tower series. Roland continues his quest for the Dark Tower, but he is no longer alone. He has trained Eddie and Susannah--who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three--in the old ways of the gunslingers. But their ka-tet is not yet complete. Another must be drawn from New York into Mid-World, someone who has been there before, a boy who has died not once but twice, and yet still lives. The "Ka-tet," four who are bound together by fate, must travel far in this novel encountering not only the poisonous waste lands and the ravaged city of Lud that lies beyond, but also the rage of a train that might be their only means of escape. The stunning Plume edition features full-color illustrations by Ned Dameron and is a collector's item for years to come. .
Full servant. With his new title, Jacob must attend to Lady Lyssa's every need, venturing into a world of passion darker than he's ever known. As a vampire hunter he wasn't prepared to embrace a world where humans are sexual commodities, but he has adapted. Now he finds the integrity of his soul challenged as he serves his Mistress's needs as fully as he services her desires. He loves her, though other servants warn against giving her his soul. Everyone knows that Vampires have no regard for humans, so why would a Vampiress bother treating a mere sex toy with respect? But Jacob knows a human servant is far more than that. His Mistress needs a warrior, a friend and a lover. A man who will serve her in all ways, even if he has to betray the priceless treasure of her love.
Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndic. Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend...
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