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As Chancellor of Germany between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler exercised unrestricted power over his country's social, political, and economic life. From Hitler's belligerent re-armament programme to his imposition of anti-Semitic legislation and territorially aggressive policies, respected historian Robin Cross maps out the life of one of the most evil men ever to have lived. This succinct and powerful account, illustrated with rare and chillingly evocative photographs, is the essential companion for anyone with a fascination for the twentieth century, the Second World War or the age of dictators.
Penny wants an unforgettable wedding, perfect down to the last detail, so when her fiancé Mark finally pops the question, it's the best moment of her life. Until Penny checks her wedding fund and is horrified to discover that she's lost $10,000 of wedding savings playing online gambling--Operation "Don't Tell the Groom" rolls into action. This hilarious and uplifting read is the perfect feel-good read, whether you're single, a bride-to-be, or happily married!
When Penny tells her best friend Lou she's sure tonight is the night that her fiancé Mark will finally propose, Lou couldn't be more pleased for her. But during the course of a wild night out on the town, Lou can't help but wonder if marriage is really the thing on Mark's mind--and Penny hasn't noticed a thing! Could it fall on Lou to break the news gently, or will Mark bend his knee before it's just too late?
The Battle of Britain is the epic story of the fight for control of the skies over England in the bitterly long summer of 1940. Bestselling author Patrick Bishop's compelling day-to-day chronicle is enhanced with eye-witness accounts, diary extracts and pilot profiles, as the horrific reality of air combat is vividly portrayed in this account of the life and death struggle between the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe. This is the story Britain's "finest hour," a fight for national survival that had a profound impact on servicemen and civilians alike, and ultimately proved to be a key a turning point in the course of the war.
In the chaos of a multiple pile-up just outside Parma, Italy, the burned body of a young woman is found at the side of the road whose death has no apparent link to the carnage. The dead woman is identified as Nina Iliescu, a Romanian immigrant whose beauty had enchanted a string of wealthy lovers. Temptress, muse, angel--she was all things to all men. Will Commisario Soneri be able to unravel the mystery behind the death of such an enigmatic beauty? From the tensions with the Roma population to the dark side to the Catholic church, Valerio Varesi shines a harsh light on the divisions in Italian society, in this, the third instalment of his thrilling crime saga.
How to have a super-smart baby in 50 bite-sized chapters. From pregnancy to toddlerhood, Super Bright Baby: 50 Things You Really Need to Know will help parents nurture their child's burgeoning mind. Expert author John Farndon recommends strategies - including ways to bond, intelligence-building play and teaching your child to read - that can be used throughout every stage of a baby's development. With a timeline covering learning and growing milestones, boxes outlining the scientific facts for each topic, and quotes from leading childcare experts, this book is the smart choice for parents who want a great future for their children.
Black Otter, Lenape chieftain, swore he'd return to his children, his land, his life. There was little to value in the white man's realm-except for one regal, openhearted woman of courage. Rowena alone gave him strength and hope-and awakened the possibility of love.Rowena Thornhill knew nothing of passion, her days being filled instead with study and family duty. But when she joined her fate with that of "her" captive, Black Otter, her proper English life became a whirlwind of danger and desire.
Darcy Lambert, newly emerged from her cocoon of grief, studied the stranger Gryf, and wondered where he truly came from. He was very like Gray Barton, her heart's first love-and yet he wasn't. For this was the man who had transformed her from the sweetnatured girl she'd been-into the passionate woman she was meant to be!Though his memory was dark and clouded, the sun suddenly rose for Gryf at the sight of Darcy Lambert. The brave and golden woman of the sea raised a tempest within him, drowning him in desire to discover his past-and claim their future!
Holy Terrors, The Lot Of 'Em!That's what everyone considered Josh Ingalls's unruly passel of kids-secretly, anyway. No sense offending the most eligible widower in town! But Annie Martin didn't care what a "catch" her employer was. She only wanted him to admit he loved his children. And possibly share a kiss or two-okay, maybe three...!This latest nanny was barely more than a girl herself, Josh Ingalls noted, but if a tree-climbing dynamo in trousers was what it took to manage his energetic tribe, he'd happily keep the amazing, amusing, arousing Annie Martin around forever!
Desperate to help her mother regain her health, she had taken on the older woman's identity as the alluring singer The St. Louis Songbird. She never dreamed as she entertained the crowds that she possessed her own special magic-and an innocent allure strong enough to catch the eye of the enigmatic Case Durham. But was Case a man she could trust with her most guarded secret?Case was surprised by his reaction to the beautiful stranger's voice. And by the fact that her image haunted his waking hours. He couldn't afford an interest in a woman whose reputation was bandied about in saloons. Despite her appeal, he had his daughter's happiness to protect, not to mention his own guarded heart!
Kate Farleigh was absolutely stunned when her refusal to accept Lady Cahill's offer of "charity" resulted in her being swept away in her sumptuous carriage. But the real reason behind the older woman's antics became stunningly clear upon meeting Lady Cahill's enigmatic grandson, Jack Carstairs.Wounded in the Peninsular War, disowned by his father and dumped by his fiancée, Jack had shut himself up in his country estate, but Kate had no patience with such behavior. Suddenly, Jack found himself with a purpose, trying to steer clear of Miss Farleigh's attempts to interfere with his chosen lifestyle. Why, if he wasn't careful, Kate just might succeed in her attempts to make him want to rejoin the human race!
Shay Devereaux had been alone, angry and bereft of hope-until a deathbed plea had sent him into the arms of Jenny Pennington, the one woman who could resurrect him, heart and soul!Though the war had scarred her in places deep and secret, Jenny had refused to let it break her. Then, suddenly, Shay Devereaux rode into her life and her womanhood awakened, for this heaven-sent man without a past had brought her a future-filled with unimaginable love!
One touch of Venus was nothing compared to the magic in the hands of Jessica Leonardo. The mysterious signorina was a woman unlike any Francis Bardolph had ever known, for she alone could make him face his most dangerous secrets-and still have hope for love!Though Sir Francis played the man of leisure, Jessica saw through his disguise. The man was dangerous-in ways that thrilled the private places of her heart. But would his desire still run hot when her true self was revealed-and her secret shame unmasked?
Jonah Longshadow had never walked an easy road. Now the hands of destiny had yanked him from a white man's prison and set him down on a hardscrabble farm, paired with a woman whose quiet courage and gentle kindness filled him with dreams that a man like him had no business dreaming.....Two dollars' worth of trouble-that's what Carrie Adams had probably bought herself when she paid Jonah Longshadow's freedom. But she needed strong hands to help her tend her land, and this mountain of a man seemed made to order. The only thing she hadn't counted on was her heart entering into the bargain.
Major Ian Sinclair knew firsthand that war made men do strange things. But to be named guardian of the daughter of the man responsible for ending his career-and very nearly his life?-was beyond the Pale. Yet now Anne Darlington was his responsibility, and he found himself longing for a future he'd thought he no longer believed in...Cloistered in a remote boarding school, Anne Darlington had grown up never knowing any other life. Until fate thrust her into the strong arms of Ian Sinclair, a tortured nobleman whose secret connection to her father threatened her unspoken dream that Ian would someday return her love...and become her perfect husband.
The Highland Air Was Heavy With RevengeAnd Mairi MacInnes wanted to breathe deeply of it. Until an arranged marriage with Robert MacBain, an enigmatic lowland lord, whisked her away to a life of adventure, passion-and unspoken love.Generous of spirit. Mighty in battle. Indeed, though he lived in a world of silence, Robert MacBain had gifts any would envy. Yet the Baron of Baincroft lacked true love in his life-until he met and championed Mairi MacInnes, his tempestuous chosen bride. But would she ever hear and heed the loving whispers of his heart?
A centuries-old conspiracy is about to explode into the present and shake the art world to its core as a relentless serial killer strikes in both London and New York. The first victim was forced to swallow stones. The second was whipped to death. The third was stabbed in the heart. What did they know? Why were they in the killer's sights? Only Marshall Ziegler, the son of one the victims, can discover the dark secret of one of the world's most famous artists before the killer can strike again.
In the dark winter of 1555 the flayed bodies of young women are washing up on the banks of the Venice's canals. When Angelico Vespucci, whose portrait was painted by the Italian master Titian, is discovered to be the monster responsible for these horrific crimes, he inexplicably vanishes along with the painting. All that remains was the chilling warning that when the portrait emerges, so will the man. Now, the lost Titian masterpiece has surfaced in modern-day London, and skinless corpses are amassing all around the world. And it will fall to Nino Bergstrom, the adopted son of a retired art dealer, to unravel half a millennium of myth, mystery, and murder.
When the bodies of twin brothers, both successful art dealers, are found stripped naked, necks bound with wire and legs obscenely contorted, their brutal murders are linked to the mysterious disappearance of two paintings by the master Caravaggio. Investigators are confounded and it falls to art expert Gil Eckhart to find the killer before he slays again. As the search for clues takes him from the glamorous skyline of New York to the fetid catacombs of Palermo, Sicily, Eckhart traces the horrific truth behind Caravaggio's dark and bloody secrets, bringing them to life in the present, and finds that in the high-stakes world of art, good and evil are often tarred with the same, blood-soaked, brush.
In Death Money novelist Henry Chang returns us to the Chinatown of NYPD Detective Jack Yu, and spins one of his most noir tales yet.When the body of an unidentified Asian man is found in the Harlem River, NYPD Detective Jack Yu is pulled in to investigate. The murder takes Jack from the benevolent associations of Chinatown to the take-out restaurants, strip clubs, and underground gambling establishments of the Bronx, to a wealthy, exclusive New Jersey borough. It's a world of secrets and unclear allegiances, of Chinatown street gangs and major Triad players. With the help of an elderly fortune teller and an old friend, the unpredictable Billy Bow, Jack races to solve his most difficult case yet.From the Hardcover edition.
Songs Only You Know begins when Sean is 18 and spans a dark decade when his father succumbs to crack addiction, his parents' marriage crumbles, and his younger sister spirals into a fatal depression. Sean's salvation is music. His refuge is the stage. Slumming in the trenches as a low-rent musician coincides with the worst years of his family's life, yet his wayward rock band mates serve as a surrogate family and, in a way, the gravity and darkness of his personal life folds into the humor and misadventure found in a parallel world that exposes his "secret life" as a musician. Ultimately, however, by coming so near to the fates of his lost kin, Sean is forced to confront what has happened, as well as himself.Fierce. Vivid. Brave. Songs Only You Know cuts to the bone. Sean and his family's all-too-human frailties resonate long after the book is finished. Despite devastating odds, their story inspires and offers promise of transformation.
Provides a blueprint for more effective government and greater citizen participation."Transparency" has become the new mantra of politicians and pundits alike. But what does it mean in practice? In this informative, clearly written book community activist Donald Gordon defines the essential features of a transparent government and makes a convincing case that it is critical for a healthy and maturing democracy and the basic liberties we all take for granted.Gordon first presents a clear definition of transparency in government and why we should pursue it, followed by a review of the history of transparency in American politics. He then makes the case for how transparency serves as the foundation for active civic engagement. The heart of the book is Gordon's "Transparency Index." The author examines best practices in measuring transparency and then isolates the critical factors that can be used to assess any type of government and its commitment to transparency. In addition, a scoring system is presented that allows for comparison of government entities.For anyone who wishes that government were more effective and responsive, this book shows how these goals can be achieved.
Romance, science fiction, action, and a look at the false assumptions we make about others combine in this light-hearted, fun, and well-conceived science fiction future.Only She Can Save the World. Eighteen-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military's highest honors for her role in a daring rescue attempt, she finds herself--and her Ape status--in the spotlight. Jarra is one of the unlucky few born with an immune system that cannot survive on other planets. Derided as an "ape"--a "throwback"--by the rest of the universe, she is on a mission to prove that Earth Girls are just as good as anyone else. Except now the planet she loves is under threat by what could be humanity's first ever alien contact. Jarra's bravery--and specialist knowledge--will once again be at the center of the maelstrom, but will the rest of the universe consider Earth worth fighting for? From the Hardcover edition.
This all-in-one reference is a quick and easy way for book, magazine, online, academic, and business writers to look up sticky punctuation questions for all styles including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), APA (American Psychological Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.Punctuate with Confidence--No Matter the StyleConfused about punctuation? There's a reason. Everywhere you turn, publications seem to follow different rules on everything from possessive apostrophes to hyphens to serial commas. Then there are all the gray areas of punctuation--situations the rule books gloss over or never mention at all. At last, help has arrived. This all-in-one reference from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation plus the finer points not addressed anywhere else, offering clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and more. Better yet, this is the only guide that uses handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for book, news, academic, and science styles--so you can boldly switch between essays, online newsletters, reports, fiction, and magazine and news articles.Style guides don't cover everything, but never fear! This handbook features rulings from an expert "Punctuation Panel" so you can see how working pros approach sticky situations. And the second half of the book features an alphabetical master list of commonly punctuated terms worth its weight in gold, combining rulings from the major style guides and showing exactly where they differ. With The Best Punctuation Book, Period, you'll be able to handle any punctuation predicament in a flash--and with aplomb.
A cookbook from the author of the popular website Nourished Kitchen, featuring 175 recipes based on the "traditional foods" philosophy of eating, which emphasizes whole grains, dairy, red meat, organ meats, and fermented foods. The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense, real food, and values quality, environment, and community over the convenience of processed, additive-laden products that are the norm on grocery store shelves. Based on the research of Weston A. Price, who studied the diets of indigenous peoples to understand the relationship between nutrition and health, a traditional foods diet avoids processed ingredients, but allows meat, animal fat, and grains. It embraces cultured dairy, such as kefir and yogurt, that contain beneficial bacteria; fermented foods, such as sauerkraut and kombucha, that are rich in probiotics; and organ meats that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It also celebrates locally grown foods. By choosing ingredients from nearby sources, you create a stronger connection to your food, and have a better understanding what you're eating and how it was produced. In The Nourished Kitchen, Jennifer McGruther guides you through her traditional foods kitchen and offers more than 160 recipes inspired by the seasons, land, and waters around her. In the morning, fuel up with Eggs Poached in Fiery Tomato Sauce. On a hot summer day, Cucumber Salad with Dill and Kefir is a cooling side dish, and on a chilly fall evening, Barley in Broth with Bacon and Kale offers comfort and warmth. Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf with Gravy makes a hearty family meal, while Chicken in Riesling with Peas can be the centerpiece of an elegant supper. Satisfy your sweet tooth with Maple-Roasted Pears, and quench your thirst with naturally fermented Vanilla Mint Soda. With the benefit of Jennifer's experience, you can craft a loaf of Whole Wheat and Spelt Sourdough Bread and stock your kitchen with Spiced Sour Pickles with Garlic. The Nourished Kitchen not only teaches how to prepare wholesome, nourishing foods, but also encourages a mindful approach cooking and a celebration of old-world culinary traditions that have sustained healthy people for millennia. Whether you're already a practitioner of the traditional foods lifestyle or simply trying to incorporate more natural, highly nutritious foods into your routine, you will find plenty to savor in The Nourished Kitchen.
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