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The founding fathers--reframed! Tired of reading about stiff, snooze-worthy revolutionary rebels? How about lackluster wars and mind-numbing laws? Not Your Father's Founders breathes life back into history with dynamic profiles of the politicos, wartime heroes, and lesser-known but equally important players who built this nation. Featuring hundreds of strange details and quirky stories, you'll love learning all about the thinkers, doers, and maintainers who spearheaded the rebellion. This re-read of American history will also keep you on your toes with entertaining facts, quotations, and revelations. For example, Samuel Adams' father was a merchant and brewer. Young Samuel worked for a while at the family brewery, but he did not have the head for it--or business in general. The birth of our nation was anything but dull--and Not Your Father's Founders pays proper tribute to our country's creators with entertaining tales you'll never forget.
When Helen Motes finds herself on a Utah mountaintop getting married to a besotted young Indian poet, she can't quite figure out how she became a bigamist, and she certainly doesn't want to be one. Helen worked hard to create the stable middle-class life her childhood denied her, so sabotaging her first (and decidedly still legal) marriage wasn't part of her life plan. Yet with her original husband away in Iraq, and her new husband ready to agree to everything she ever wanted, deciding which husband to keep proves to be torture. How Helen's life led her to this point--and what she plans to do with these two "keepers"--are the driving questions behind Miah Arnold's heartfelt debut about an unlikely bigamist and her circle of family, friends, and husbands. Weaving in multiple continents and unforgettable characters, The Sweet Land of Bigamy is a funny and surprisingly touching exploration of what marriage can be.
"Are you just going to stand there," Sharon asked the vice cop, "or do you want to join in the game?"It was in the line of duty, Matt kept telling himself as he played at love with the wild teenager. Just enough to gain her confidence--and an invitation to the orgies at the big house.But in the end, Matt was far more deeply involved with Sharon than a cop had any right to be. When the wild party began, it was too late to prevent a murder.And the vice cop was marked for victim number two.
If someone had told Gamble Clancy Ross that a stenographer--just out of secretarial school, at that--could start a gang war, he would have grinned and suggested an immediate sojourn in a mental institution for the prognosticator.Even if that same someone had described the chick in question--blond, shaped like a Don Juan's dream girl and measuring 38-28-38--he still would have suggested a tonic for tired blood and mental fatigue.And yet that's exactly what happened. Stella Parsons just happened to be privy to information which would put a Syndicate biggie on the hot seat. Clancy just happened to think it would be a waste of natural resources to expose Stella to the disease known as rigor mortis, and he therefore endangered his own future enjoyment of Stella's services (nonsecretarial) by engaging two rival gangs in a war for the control of town ironically named Saint Stephen.
He never should have gotten into it in the first place. But when you need money, sometimes you things you wouldn't ordinarily think of doing. Nothing illegal, nothing like blackmail, something just a shade this side . . .At least that was the way Barney Calhoun had it figured. It looked like the easiest ten thousand bucks he'd ever make. And she was lovely, though in the end she led him to murder . . .An ex-cop turned private eye ought to know all the answers on how to commit the perfect crime. But somewhere along the line, he slipped up, and before he realized it they had him where the hair was short.
Velda toyed with men. Sometimes she gave them what they wanted - sometimes not. But her games were somewhat limited by her marriage. For every time her husband found out about one of her flings, there were jealous rages. If he got mad enough, no allowance that week.Velda was, in fact, becoming tired of the whole mess.Then suddenly the husband was dead and Velda was a rich widow.So, if you were a cop, what would you think . . .
Jud Sands lived on the edge of the law. When he blew into Ridgeford he had exactly twenty-four dollars in his pocket - it had cost a lot of money just to stay alive after he'd been fingered by Big Mark Fallon . . .But he had his gun.He had his wits.And there was nowhere else to go . . .Then there was the beautiful red-head, Bridge O'Rourke. She helped Jud in more ways than one . . .But Fallon's boys were closing in for the kill. Not all the Bridgets in the world could save his hide if they got their hands on him . . . which they would . . .
One surprise deserves another."Think you'll need any help, Sergeant?" Lieutenant Wynn asked Matt Rudd."I don't think so, sir," Rudd said."Kuzniki is a dangerous, but he doesn't know I'm here.""O.K.," Wynn said. "I'm going to lunch."With his back to the door, Rudd hadn't seen Kuzniki enter the hotel lobby. As he turned around, Kuzniki's hand darted to a shoulder holster and he swept out a .38 automatic. Rudd froze in position, then slowly raised his hands."You must be slowing down, Matt," Kuzniki said. "First time I've been able to take you.""It'll be the last, too," Rudd said angrily."That's right, Matt--I'll see to that."
Blackmail, sex and murder!Tom Cavanaugh never quarreled about the means involved, just so long as the end was worth grabbing for. He was about to get fired when he blackmailed his boss into making him district sales manager.Helen Mathews was no lily-white either. She was rich, beautiful, and as coldly calculating and cruel as a jungle animal. When she learned her husband might kill her for her money, she wasn't frightened. All she wanted was revenge!She let Cavanaugh sample her lush body and then made him an offer. For killing her husband, Cavanaugh could marry her and all her wealth.Cavanaugh hesitated, but his decision was inevitable. He set out to commit the perfect murder.
Prostitution, dope, gambling, and murder!As a town, St. Cecilia was anything but saintly--prostitution, dope, gambling, the works. Matt Rudd of the Vice Squad had the lurid inside story. But he was helpless as long as crooked politicos like Nick Bartkowiak and his right-hand goon, Little Artie Nowack, kept the Police Commissioner under their thumb. Then the strangling of one of Little Artie's call girls raised a few eyebrows, especially Rudd's. And when his questions brought him face-to-face with a gun, a five-gallon bucket and a sack of plaster of Paris, even the cowering Commissioner had to face facts--shoot to kill! All-out war on the underworld!
Father Joseph Shanley and Detective Sergeant Sammy Golden felt a very personal interest in this case. Gil Basta had been murdered. It was not hard to find his enemies: Gil had written Manama Town, a big, five hundred page, dirty, sordid book that had immediately become a best-seller. But the novel was not a creation of Basta's imagination--the people and incidents depicted were based on reality, Father Shanley's parish and parishioners.Unfortunately, the matter did not rest with publication of the book and Basta's murder. Carmen Montoya was found hanging from a rafter in the shed behind her house. Carmen had been prominent in Manama Town as the whore who slept with the narrator. Father Shanley heard something in the confessional that had a bearing on her death, but illness put him in bed for a few days.Sammy, meanwhile, had flown to Phoenix to question Basta's wife. She had an alibi for the time of his death, but Sammy was sure that there was something that she was hiding from him. As he pursued the case further he found himself personally involved, and it took some brilliant deductions from Father Shanley to discover the real facts behind the deaths.
It started with a missing poet, a fire, and a half-strangled girl. But before it was over Sergeant Sammy Golden and his friend Father Shanley found themselves faced with the double headache of foreign intrigue and triple murder.
Detective Sammy Golden was surprised to find her there--in the gaudy apartment of a dangerous diamond smuggler--standing of his dead body with a fortune in diamonds in her bag ... and a pistol in her hand. She looked too pretty, and too nice, for the role. Besides, she was a widow--the widow of a cop who had been murdered just 48 hours before.
She was lovely--blonde, blue eyes, with luscious curves in the right places ...She was damned--an eye witness to a gang killing and the murderer knew where to find her ...A baffling thriller by the author of The Naked Angel, about a terrifying murder, a vicious frame-up, and a mysterious disappearance, in which the rough-and-ready tea of Police Detective Sammy Golden and fearless parish priest Father Joseph Shanley tackle a professional killer and rescue a witness who was Damned Lovely.
Million dollar heiress is kidnapped by an unusual pair--a blonde and aex-con--who demand ransom or they will make sure death strikes their victim!Electrifying, terrifying, spine-tingling, Red-hot mystery thriller by the incomparable Jack Webb, author of the best-selling mysteries The Big Sin, The Naked Angel, and The Damned Lovely.
For the first time in a generation, here is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars and the world. With exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Holger H. Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle and reinterprets Germany's aggressive "Schlieffen Plan" as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He paints a fresh portrait of the run-up to the Marne and puts in dazzling relief the Battle of the Marne itself: the French resolve to win, and the crucial lack of coordination between Germany's First and Second Armies. Herwig also provides stunning cameos of all the important players, from Germany's Chief of General Staff Helmuth von Moltke to his rival, France's Joseph Joffre. Revelatory and riveting, this is the source on this seminal event.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. If we can conquer outer space, we can conquer inner space, too.Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. In Nothing Is Impossible, the author of the bestselling autobiography Still Me shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He interweaves anecdotes from his own life with excerpts from speeches and interviews he's given and with evocative photos taken by his son Matthew.Reeve teaches us that for able-bodied people, paralysis is a choice--a choice to live with self-doubt and a fear of taking risks--and that it is not an acceptable one. Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it requires some suffering--after all, nothing worth having is easy to get. He asks challenging questions about why it seems so difficult--if not impossible--for us to work together as a society. He steers the reader gently, offering his reflections and guidance but not the pat answers that often characterize inspirational works. Published on the eve of both his fiftieth birthday and the seventh anniversary of his spinal cord injury, Christopher Reeve's Nothing Is Impossible reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude. That is a powerful message in itself, but it is the messenger who gives it its full resonance.From the Hardcover edition.
From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film). An explosive novel of the drug trade, The Power of the Dog, takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge.Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and uncorruptable Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell's kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hitman. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tiajuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you've never seen it.
Canción de hielo y fuego IV "Cuando se apaga el clamor de las espadas, solamente queda carroña para los cuervos". Tras siglos de guerras descarnadas, los siete poderes que dividen la tierra se han diezmado unos a otros hasta alcanzar una difícil tregua. Muy pocos reclamos legítimos existen ya por el Trono de Hierro, y la guerra que ha convertido al mundo en poco más que un desierto al fin ha terminado. O eso parece. Pero no pasa mucho tiempo antes de que los sobrevivientes, los proscritos, los renegados y los carroñeros de los Siete Reinos se reúnan. Ahora, como cuervos humanos que acechan un banquete de cenizas, nuevas intrigas y peligrosas alianzas se forman, a la vez que rostros sorprendentes --algunos familiares, otros desconocidos-- emergen de un siniestro crepúsculo de caos y luchas pasadas para sumir los desafíos de los terribles tiempos que se avecinan. Nobles y plebeyos, soldados y hechiceros, asesinos y sabios se unen para hacer valer su vida y sus fortunas. Porque en un festín de cuervos, muchos son los invitados. . . pero sólo unos pocos logran sobrevivir. "Festín de cuervos es una aventura magistralmente escrita, de ritmo vertiginoso y emocionalmente compleja". --Newsday
Out of the night, she came. She walked into Augie's place and she sand. Lord, how she sang. She wrapped her voice around a song and the customers loved it.Then, suddenly she disappeared. She walked out of the club, into the night. There was nothing left behind to show she'd been there ... nothing but the body of the man who lay dead on her dressing room floor.
When a determined Irish Catholic priest and a tough Jewish police detective team up to solve the murder of a gorgeous showgirl, the evidence of violence and corruption they uncover tears the town apart!Of his fast and unusual thriller Jack Webb writes: "The Big Sin was written because I needed faith in myself. So I wrote a story about faith ... For all the gaudiness my story may wear as a mystery filled with violence, good is good in it, and bad, bad, ant there's strength enough in the simply faith within to swing the outcome."Father Shanley refused to believe that Rose had committed the big sin.
Love brought them together--the mysterious blonde and the bitter, lonely piano player.Murder stood between them--her secret, reluctant role as an accomplice in the vicious plot that caused to brutal slayings!A wanton blonde's clandestine romance sets police detective Sammy Golden and his crime-busting partner Father Joseph Shanley on the trail of a ruthless mobster who deals in dope and death. This is a fast, taut thriller by the bestselling author of The Deadly Sex and The Delicate Darling.
A night-club owner gunned down at his own bar--an editor gutted with an antique switchblade--a smuggler who took five shots in the back--a millionaire whose "suicide" didn't make sense ...Each killing left the cops high and dry--fine. Because that meant someone had to hire me, Chambers, to find the killer. For a fat fee, and you can bet I earn every dollar. And with girls like Lola, Marcia, Kathy, Angelica, and the rest, each case has such nice fringe benefits ...
It's nice to be a millionaire.Money can buy you darn near anything. It can buy you things you're only supposed to get for love. It can buy you the best-looking women--in a city where good-looking women come high.It can buy a professional private eye--like Peter Chambers--to make sure the girls stay bough.It can buy you the roughest, toughest strong-arm men going--if the private eye gets too interested in his work.In fact, Chambers's millionaires can even buy a murder.The trouble is, he never knows when the murder is going to be his own.
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