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Reagan: Volume 1

by Curtis Patrick William P. Clark

Intimate stories by real hard-working, unpretentious, selfless people, all thrown into a milieu; a simmering stewpot of diverse young men & women, all working for a common goal—to help Ronald Reagan succeed, from the start! People have asked, “What was Reagan like privately?” “How did he treat his children?” “How did he handle pressure?” “How did he handle danger?” “How did he treat his staff?” “How did he handle difficult, almost impossible to deal with, legislators?” Watch it unfold in intimate detail. See how Reagan used humor to disarm his most ardent critics and tenacious opponents. Rex Hime said, “He was the Sequoia, and we were the branches!” Former SFO-KPIX-CBS-TV Anchor & Governor Reagan’s Assistant Press Director, Nancy Clark Reynolds reveals fascinating stories: “Reagan was absolutely Numero Uno in Nancy’s life. All the time. And she was with him! They were totally wound into each other, to the exclusion of everybody else!” “Reagan was gracious and funny! He had people in ‘stitches’ all the time--and he was a total gentleman. You always knew where Reagan stood. He never equated disagreement with disloyalty. Even after working fourteen and eighteen hour days, I could hardly wait to get to work the next morning!” Edwin Meese III said with that understated smile, “Ronald Reagan thrived on being underestimated.” Also, the untold story behind the secret plan hatched by former Air Force Secretary Thomas C. Reed and a handful of dedicated insiders to launch Reagan’s unequivocal, arguably first campaign for President of the United States in 1968.

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

by Janet Mock

In 2011, Marie Claire magazine published a profile of Janet Mock in which she stepped forward for the first time as a trans woman. Those twenty-three hundred words were life-altering for the People.com editor, turning her into an influential and outspoken public figure and a desperately needed voice for an often voiceless community. In these pages, she offers a bold and inspiring perspective on being young, multicultural, economically challenged, and transgender in America. Welcomed into the world as her parents' firstborn son, Mock decided early on that she would be her own person--no matter what. She struggled as the smart, determined child in a deeply loving yet ill-equipped family that lacked the money, education, and resources necessary to help her thrive. Mock navigated her way through her teen years without parental guidance, but luckily, with the support of a few close friends and mentors, she emerged much stronger, ready to take on--and maybe even change--the world. This powerful memoir follows Mock's quest for identity, from an early, unwavering conviction about her gender to a turbulent adolescence in Honolulu that saw her transitioning during the tender years of high school, self-medicating with hormones at fifteen, and flying across the world alone for sex reassignment surgery at just eighteen. With unflinching honesty, Mock uses her own experience to impart vital insight about the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of trans youth and brave girls like herself. Despite the hurdles, Mock received a scholarship to college and moved to New York City, where she earned a master's degree, enjoyed the success of an enviable career, and told no one about her past. She remained deeply guarded until she fell for a man who called her the woman of his dreams. Love fortified her with the strength to finally tell her story, enabling her to embody the undeniable power of testimony and become a fierce advocate for a marginalized and misunderstood community. A profound statement of affirmation from a courageous woman, Redefining Realness provides a whole new outlook on what it means to be a woman today, and shows as never before how to be authentic, unapologetic, and wholly yourself.

El refugio de las promesas de Dios

by Sheila Walsh

En un mundo de incertidumbre, dolor y luchas, ¿dónde podemos hallar seguridad firme y verdad inquebrantable? La talentosa maestra en temas de la Biblia y motivadora de Women of Faith [Mujeres de Fe], Sheila Walsh, ofrece poderosas enseñanzas llenas de sentimiento sobre diez promesas básicas de Dios, que dan fundamento a la confianza, alegría y esperanza diarias. En El refugio de las promesas de Dios, Sheila muestra, a partir de las Escrituras, lo que Dios nos ha prometido, lo que significan las promesas de Dios, y cómo los encuentros con Cristo son la realización eterna de su continuo compromiso con nosotros. En este fascinante caminar a través de las historias más maravillosas de la Biblia, Walsh revela diez promesas fundamentales de Dios que dan seguridad a nuestras vidas inclusive durante los momentos más difíciles. Sheila entreteje el sello personal de su narrativa, su inspiradora experiencia personal y las Escrituras para ayudar a los lectores a aumentar esa confianza en Dios que les sostendrá durante toda la vida.

Una reina perfecta

by Inés Garland

Con finura y sutileza, revelando una aguda percepción del mundo infantil y del alma femenina, estos relatos hablan de la pérdida de la inocencia y las ilusiones. Niñas, adolescentes, adultas. Mujeres con tronos que tambalean y falsas coronas, siempre atentas a los movimientos del deseo y a la propia felicidad. Con finura y sutileza, revelando una aguda percepción del mundo infantil y del alma femenina, estos relatos hablan de la pérdida de la inocencia y las ilusiones, de la distancia radical que a veces reina entre niños y adultos, de la angustia y la locura que se entrelazan en la aparente normalidad de la vida cotidiana y de la búsqueda permanente del amor.

El resplandor de la hoguera

by Héctor Tizón

Tizón rememora y cuenta su vida y su experiencia con la literatura con la misma actitud y el mismo tono de la gente de su pago: natural, lentamente, buscando con la sutileza de siempre esa percepción de lo diferente y revelador que caracteriza toda su obra. "La vida de un hombre no es una prolija sucesión, sino un conjunto de hechos aislados y muchas veces inconexos que la memoria rescata insólitamente, a su capricho, o a causa de lo que, por ignorancia, solemos llamar azar", dice Héctor Tizón en este libro en el que emprende un viaje hacia el pasado, recuperando aquello que le dio verdadero sentido a su existencia. El escritor desanda un largo camino poblado de recuerdos, amigos queridos, personajes y anécdotas entrañables. Y lo hace desde Yala, ese pequeño pueblo que es el principio y el fin de su universo, porque está convencido de que el mundo no es infinito sino que cabe dentro de los límites del lugar donde vivimos, aun de las paredes de la casa natal.

Rising from Ashes: Discover Your Hidden Power Through Adversity

by Claudia T. Nelson

Rising from Ashes is an inspiring story of what can be accomplished when one refuses to be a victim, one woman’s heroic journey that puts two notorious con men behind bars. The author weaves her secrets of how to overcome any kind of adversity into the harrowing journey of losing her life savings in a Ponzi scheme. This and subsequent inspirational and heart-warming stories are woven together in such a way that it allows the reader to discover the secrets of unvulnerability for themselves without having to learn the hard painful way. The process she reveals will not only help the reader, it can change the world when enough individuals discover the “Phoneix Principle”.

River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon

by Buddy Levy

From the acclaimed author of Conquistador comes this thrilling account of one of history's greatest adventures of discovery. With cinematic immediacy and meticulous attention to historical detail, here is the true story of a legendary sixteenth-century explorer and his death-defying navigation of the Amazon--river of darkness, pathway to gold. In 1541, the brutal conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro and his well-born lieutenant Francisco Orellana set off from Quito in search of La Canela, South America's rumored Land of Cinnamon, and the fabled El Dorado, "the golden man." Driving an enormous retinue of mercenaries, enslaved natives, horses, hunting dogs, and other animals across the Andes, they watched their proud expedition begin to disintegrate even before they descended into the nightmarish jungle, following the course of a powerful river. Soon hopelessly lost in the swampy labyrinth, their numbers diminishing daily through disease, starvation, and Indian attacks, Pizarro and Orellana made a fateful decision to separate. While Pizarro eventually returned home barefoot and in rags, Orellana and fifty-seven men, in a few fragile craft, continued downriver into the unknown reaches of the mighty Amazon, serenaded by native war drums and the eerie cries of exotic predators. Theirs would be the greater glory. Interweaving eyewitness accounts of the quest with newly uncovered details, Buddy Levy reconstructs the seminal journey that has electrified adventurers ever since, as Orellana became the first European to navigate and explore the entire length of the world's largest river. Levy gives a long-overdue account of the native populations--some peaceful and welcoming, offering sustenance and life-saving guidance, others ferociously hostile, subjecting the invaders to gauntlets of unremitting attack and intimations of terrifying rituals. And here is the Amazon itself, a powerful presence whose every twist and turn held the promise of new wonders both natural and man-made, as well as the ever-present risk of death--a river that would hold Orellana in its irresistible embrace to the end of his life. Overflowing with violence and beauty, nobility and tragedy, River of Darkness is both riveting history and a breathtaking adventure that will sweep readers along on an epic voyage unlike any other.From the Hardcover edition.

River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh (The\ibis Trilogy #Bk. 2)

by Amitav Ghosh

In September 1838, a storm blows up on the Indian Ocean and the Ibis, a ship carrying a consignment of convicts and indentured laborers from Calcutta to Mauritius, is caught up in the whirlwind. River of Smoke follows its storm-tossed characters to the crowded harbors of China. There, despite efforts of the emperor to stop them, ships from Europe and India exchange their cargoes of opium for boxes tea, silk, porcelain and silver. Among them are Bahram Modi, a wealthy Parsi opium merchant out of Bombay, his estranged half-Chinese son Ah Fatt, the orphaned Paulette and a motley collection of others whose pursuit of romance, riches and a legendary rare flower have thrown together. All struggle to cope with their losses—and for some, unimaginable freedoms—in the alleys and crowded waterways of 19th-century Canton.

The Rock Hole (Red River Mysteries #1)

by Reavis Z Wortham

In 1964, farmer and part-time Constable Ned Parker combine forces with John Washington, the almost mythical black deputy sheriff from nearby Paris, to track down a disturbed individual who is rapidly becoming a threat to the entire small Texas community of Center Springs. When Ned is summoned to a hot cornfield one morning to examine the remains of a tortured bird dog, he finds a dark presence in their quiet community. A farmer by trade, Ned is usually confident when it comes to handling moonshiners, drunks and domestic disputes. But the animal atrocities turn to murder, and the investigation spins beyond his abilities. After a dizzying series of twists, eccentric characters and dead-ends, Ned's friend, cranky Judge O.C. Rains, is forced to contact the FBI. Worse, sinister warnings that his family has been targeted by the killer lead Ned to the startling discovery that he knows the murderer very well. After the failed abduction of his precocious grandchildren Top and Pepper, the old lawman becomes judge and jury to end the murder spree in the Red River bottomlands. With a heart-pounding pace, country humor and a stunning climax speaks to the darkness in us all. In bald-headed pot-bellied Ned Parker, Wortham has created an authentic American hero who will put you in mind of the best heroes and antiheroes you've ever experienced. The year 1964 was the end of an era in Center Springs, and the climax may well shock your civilized sensibilities.

The Sacred Band: The Acacia Trilogy, Book Three (Acacia Trilogy #3)

by David Anthony Durham

With the first two books in the Acacia Trilogy, Acacia and The Other Lands, David Anthony Durham has created a vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates--and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all. As The Sacred Band begins, one of them, Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mis­sion to the Other Lands, while her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to confront an invasion of the feared race of the Auldek. Their separate trajectories will converge in a series of world-shaping, earth-shattering battles, all ren­dered with vividly imagined detail and in heroic scale. David Anthony Durham concludes his tale of kingdoms in collision in an exciting fashion. His fictional world is at once realistic and fantastic, informed with an eloquent and dis­tinctively Shakespearean sensibility.

Sanctuary: Finding Moments of Refuge in the Presence of God

by David Jeremiah

A daily devotional for maintaining peace and perspective in a stress-filled world. Draw into the quiet, and let best-selling author Dr. David Jeremiah lead you toward God’s refuge of peace and holiness every day of the year. The 365 devotionals will encourage your heart and bring God’s Word into proper focus for handling life’s circumstances, ranging from adversity and difficulty to the daily distractions that compete for our thoughts and Christlike attitudes. Be encouraged to maintain an awareness of God's presence no matter what the circumstance. It’s a wonderful way to “be still” in His presence and, in turn, be His sanctuary to a lost world.

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series #12)

by Alexander Mccall Smith

THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 12Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate by a rather frightened and furtive gentleman. It is an intriguing problem with plenty of suspects--including, surprisingly, her own client. To complicate matters, Mma Ramotswe is haunted by a vision of her dear old white van, and Grace Makutsi witnesses it as well. Is it the ghost of her old friend, or has it risen from the junkyard? In the meantime, one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's apprentices may have gotten a girl pregnant and, under pressure to marry her, has run away. Naturally, it is up to Precious to help sort things out. Add to the mix Violet Sephotho's newly launched run for the Botswana Parliament and a pair of perfect wedding shoes--will wedding bells finally ring for Phuti Radiphuti and Grace Makutsi?--and we have a charming and delightful tale in the inimitable style of Alexander McCall Smith.From the Hardcover edition.

Scoop

by Evelyn Waugh

How far will one man go for a scoop that he doesn’t know, or care, about? William Boot is poor, but not unhappy. He is not burdened by the hustle and bustle of the big city and can fill his time in nature. He even writes a little about nature for a national newspaper. This is all well and good until he is mistaken for his cousin, a famous novelist, and shipped to a nation caught in a war to act as a foreign correspondent. If he can get out in one piece, much less get the scoop the paper wants, it will be a miracle. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

See Mix Drink: A Refreshingly Simple Guide to Crafting the World's Most Popular Cocktails

by Brian D. Murphy

Have you tried mixing a Mojito? What about a Rusty Nail? Or a Cosmopolitan? With See Mix Drink, the first-ever cocktail book to offer instruction through info-graphics, making the drinks you love at home is as easy as, well, See, Mix, Drink. This unique, illustrated guide graphically demonstrates how to make 100 of today's most popular cocktails. For each drink, color-coded ingredients are displayed in a line drawing of the appropriate glassware, alongside a pie chart that spells out the drink's composition by volume for intuitive mixing. No other cocktail book is this easy or fun. Instantly understandable 1-2-3 steps show exactly how each drink is prepared, and anecdotes, pronunciation guides, and photographs of the finished drinks will turn newbie bartenders into instant mixologists.

Según la costumbre

by Gonzalo Mallarino Flórez

Este texto recrea la atmósfera fría y melancólica de la Bogotá definales del siglo XIX a través de una historia que lleva a sus lectorespor los sórdidos escenarios de las casas de lenocinio y el apasionanteuniverso de la medicina en su lucha por comprender al hombre y susenfermedades.

The Sentry: A Joe Pike Novel (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #14)

by Robert Crais

After Joe Pike saves a man's life, the man's family seems oddly resentful. Maybe because they're not who they seem to be-including the seductive Dru. But it's more than a charade-it's a trap. And Pike's already been hooked...

Ser madre, saberse madre, sentirse madre

by Josefa Horno Goicoechea

Aquellos a quienes elegimos como hijos configuran nuestra alma. Yo elegí tener a mi hijo José y él me ha enseñado a mirar la vida y a mí misma a través de sus ojos. Este libro recoge esa mirada y todas esas cosas que me hubiera gustado que alguien me c

Shadowfever: Fever Series Book 5 (Fever #5)

by Karen Marie Moning

Recommended by Charlaine Harris, author of the series that inspired HBO's hit series TRUE BLOOD, this new #1 Bestselling series will take readers by storm!In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves. Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card? From the luxury of the Lord Master's penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac's journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

Shadow’s Lure (Shadow Saga #2)

by Jon Sprunk

The Shadow Saga continues with in this “fun, fast, action-packed novel” of magic, mystery, and monstrous evil (Elitist Book Reviews).After helping his lover Josephine lay claim to the throne of Nimea, the assassin Caim has ventured north to the land that has haunted his dreams—cold, unforgiving Eregoth. He departs seeking answers to his parents’ murder and hoping that this knowledge will explain his ability to bend the shadows to his will.In searching for his past, Caim wanders into war. But Eregoth is threatened by a power more terrifying than any army—the witch Sybelle, Queen of the Dark. If given the chance, her aims at destruction would not cease at Eregoth but storm through Nimea where Josey struggles to secure her reign.With nothing more than a force of ragtag warriors at his side, Caim knows that standing against Sybelle’s onslaught may be suicide. But as a son of the Shadow, he has no choice but to fight. Even if every life he takes brings him closer to the blackness that would claim him body and soul…

Shadow’s Son (Shadow Saga #1)

by Jon Sprunk

The thrilling Shadow Saga begins in Shadow’s Son—“a first-rate sword-and-sorcery tale, with intriguing characters, that moves at a quick pace” (Booklist).In the city of Othir, there are two kinds of people—the dead and those ones who made them that way.Caim is certainly not dead. Orphaned and adrift, Caim grows up to become a cold-blooded assassin with the aid of his ethereal companion Kit—a useful-but-maddening spirit only he can see or hear. And as far as Caim is concerned, he doesn’t need anyone else getting that close to him.But that changes when he’s betrayed on what should have been a simple job—and his only chance for survival lies with Josephine, the young daughter of the very nobleman he was hired to eliminate.Soon Caim is caught in a wide-ranging conspiracy that stretches from Othir’s gilded halls of power to its bloodied alleyways. He must stay sharp if he is to uncover a cabal of traitors, keep Josey alive, and confront the forgotten truth of his own dark past…

Shards: A Novel

by Ismet Prcic

Ismet Prcic’s brilliant, provocative, and propulsory energetic debut is about a young Bosnian, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California.He is advised that in order to make peace with the corrosive guilt he harbors over leaving behind his family behind, he must "write everything.” The result is a great rattlebag of memories, confessions, and fictions: sweetly humorous recollections of Ismet’s childhood in Tuzla appear alongside anguished letters to his mother about the challenges of life in this new world. As Ismet’s foothold in the present falls away, his writings are further complicated by stories from the point of view of another young man-real or imagined-named Mustafa, who joined a troop of elite soldiers and stayed in Bosnia to fight. When Mustafa’s story begins to overshadow Ismet’s new-world identity, the reader is charged with piecing together the fragments of a life that has become eerily unrecognizable, even to the one living it.Shards is a thrilling read-a harrowing war story, a stunningly inventive coming of age, and a heartbreaking saga of a splintered family.

Shelter: A Mickey Bolitar Novel (A Mickey Bolitar Novel #1)

by Harlan Coben

A young adult debut from internationally bestselling author Harlan CobenMickey Bolitar's year can't get much worse. After witnessing his father's death and sending his mom to rehab, he's forced to live with his estranged uncle Myron and switch high schools.A new school comes with new friends and new enemies, and lucky for Mickey, it also comes with a great new girlfriend, Ashley. For a while, it seems like Mickey's train-wreck of a life is finally improving - until Ashley vanishes without a trace. Unwilling to let another person walk out of his life, Mickey follows Ashley's trail into a seedy underworld that reveals that this seemingly sweet, shy girl isn't who she claimed to be. And neither was Mickey's father. Soon, Mickey learns about a conspiracy so shocking that it makes high school drama seem like a luxury - and leaves him questioning everything about the life he thought he knew.First introduced to readers in Harlan Coben's latest adult novel, Live Wire, Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, and eager to go to any length to save the people he cares about. With this new series, Coben introduces an entirely new generation of fans to the masterful plotting and wry humor that have made him an award-winning, internationally bestselling, and beloved author.Follow Mickey Bolitar on his next adventure in Seconds Away, coming out in Fall 2012!

The Sisters Brothers (Anansi Book Club Editions Ser.)

by Patrick Dewitt

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living--and whom he does it for. With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne'er-do-wells from all stripes of life--and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.

S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him

by Adam Chester

And you think your mom is too involved? Meet the mother of all mothers in this “hilarious” memoir (North Shore News). Adam Chester is the son of a very loving mom, who for almost thirty years has peppered his life with unsolicited advice, news updates, and opinions in the form of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing, and utterly crazy letters. Here, he presents a selection of her correspondence showing the pathological extremes maternal instincts can take. Why is a grown woman so frantic that her adult son screw on his windows to keep out killer bees? Is Adam at imminent risk of frostbite should he ever decide to visit San Francisco? And are adult trick-or-treaters really that much of a threat? With time, perspective, and plenty of therapy, Adam acknowledges and accepts the comedy of it all—and in this book he shares his story of an unforgettable mom who gives “overprotective” a whole new meaning.

Space Exploration: Set of 6 with Teacher Materials Non Common Core Edition (Navigators Ser.)

by Rachel Kranz Nancy White

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