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The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gear

by Dan Shideler Derrek Sigler

The Gun Digest Book of Tactical Gear is the complete tactical gear reference, with complete listings of knives, flashlights, vests, tactical sights and optics and more, with select firearms and other weapons covered with the applicable gear.This everything guide includes:Articles from the top experts in the fieldA detailed where to find the gear guideCatalog listings of items covered

My Lucky Day

by Keiko Kasza

An award-winning story time favorite with a hilarious twist at the end. When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox's door, the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It's not every day that dinner just shows up on your doorstep. It must be his lucky day! But as the piglet is quick to point out, shouldn't the fox give him a bath first? And wouldn't it be best to fatten him up a little, and give him a massage so he'll make for a nice tender roast? Preparing this feast is a lot of work, but the fox is sure it will be worth it. After all, it's his lucky day. Or is it?

The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery

by Massad Ayoob

This book can save your life! The best defense for any scenario is to be prepared. The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery prepares you for potential life-threatening situations with practical instruction and expert guidance. Author Massad Ayoob teaches you the skills to keep you and your family safe in any violent encounter, including: Selecting the right pistol, ammunition and holster How to use and accessorize your handgun Close-quarter battle techniques used by law enforcement and the U.S. military In addition to the tactical aspects of self-defense, Ayoob also covers practical information about selecting a used handgun and the legal aspects of self-defense with a firearm. Firearms technology and tactics change throughout the years, which is why the updated 6th edition of The Gun Digest Book of Combat Handgunnery is essential to the well-being of you and your family. Remember, your best defense is to be prepared.

The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly Part IV - Centerfire Rifles

by J B Wood

This New Edition is revised and expanded to include the 72 most often disassembled pistol designs (plus 250 variations) and 1,800 photos - all in 592 pages.Pistol disassembly/reassembly has never been easier.Clean and maintain your autoloading pistols yourself. This book makes it simple, thanks to author BJ Wood's expertise, step-by-step instructions, and crisp photography.Detailed Photos show field-stripping and detailed disassembly step in proper order and clearly illustrate the parts involved and then (simple) tools used.Easy-to-understand text describing each step guides everyone - novice or expert - through the disassembly and reassembly of 72 different pistol models - plus some 250 closely related models.No other book provides this kind of photo-illustrated information.

The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly Part V - Shotguns

by J B Wood

This new edition is revised and greatly expanded to include detailed information for the 59 most often disassembled shotgun designs (plus over 285 variations); clearly illustrated by some 1,600 photos - all in 592 pages.Shotgun disassembly/reassembly has never been easier! Clean and maintain your shotguns yourself. This book makes it simple, thanks to author Wood's expertise, step-by-step instruction and crisp photography.Detailed photos show field-stripping and detailed disassembly steps in proper order and clearly illustrate and parts involved and the (simple) tools used.Easy-to-understand text describing each step guides everyone - novice or expert - through the disassembly and reassembly of 59 different shotgun models - plus some 285 closely related models.No other book provides this kind of photo-illustrated information.

Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend

by Alannah Moore

The advantages of selling your products online are many--low overhead, global markets, twenty-four-hour shopping--but perhaps most important is the level playing field offered by the internet. With a distinctive product and professional-looking website, you stand as much of a chance at success as anyone, even if others have more money to invest. In Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend, Alannah Moore guides entrepreneurs through the process of setting up an online business and creating a website that fits both their products and their budget. This accessible primer provides detailed information on how to set up and provide content for your site as well as the right storefront and payment solutions. Moore addresses all aspects of running an online business, including marketing, order management, and boosting sales. Whether you are selling goods, services, or downloadable files, this guide will help you find the e-commerce solution that's right for you.

CO2 Pistols & Rifles

by James House

Current safety trends encourage shooters to opt for guns of less power, especially CO2-powered guns. Several airgun shooters are not required to go through the traditional buying procedures of high-powered pistols and rifles, such as background checks and waiting periods. Plus, companies such as Colt, Smith & Wesson, and Walther manufacture high quality CO2 products that are visually indistinguishable from their traditional firearms. In this new guide to CO2-powered pistols and rifles, James E. House offers a comprehensive history of CO2 guns, dating back to the 1930s, and a discussion of propulsion, pellets, and sights. Beginning shooters are introduced to the market with a complete analysis on performance and accuracy of currently available products. Airgun enthusiasts are reunited with CO2 classics no longer being manufactured. This book also offers additional sections on target shooting, games, and varmints. Offers a comprehensive history of CO2 pistols and rifles dating back to the 1930s Includes a categorical review of BB pistols, .177 caliber pistols, .20 and .22 caliber pistols, and rifles Discover products currently available only on the secondary market

Oscar, Cat-About-Town

by James Herriot

Oscar, a sad and starved gray kitten, arrived in James Herriot's clinic one day. The little girl who brought him in said he was lost. James and his family adopt the cat, but one day Oscar goes missing. When they search for Oscar, they discover that he loves to be a socialite, going about the town to all the social events.

Hollow City

by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011--an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

One Righteous Man

by Arthur Browne

A history of African Americans in New York City from the 1910s to 1960, told through the life of Samuel Battle, the New York Police Department's first black officer. When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City's first African American cop in the second decade of the twentieth century, he had to fear his racist colleagues as much as criminals. He had to be three times better than his white peers, and many times more resilient. His life was threatened. He was displayed like a circus animal. Yet, fearlessly claiming his rights, he prevailed in a four-decade odyssey that is both the story of one man's courageous dedication to racial progress and a harbinger of the divisions between police and the people they serve that plague twenty-first-century America. By dint of brains, brawn, and an outsized personality, Battle rode the forward wave of African American history in New York. He circulated among renowned turn-of-the-century entertainers and writers. He weathered threatening hostility as a founding citizen of black Harlem. He served as "godfather" to the regiment of black soldiers that won glory in World War I as the "Hellfighters of Harlem." He befriended sports stars like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Sugar Ray Robinson, and he bonded with legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Along the way, he mentored an equally smart, equally tough young man in a still more brutal fight to integrate the New York Fire Department. At the close of his career, Battle looked back proudly on the against-all-odd journey taken by a man who came of age as the son of former slaves in the South. He had navigated the corruption of Tammany Hall, the treachery of gangsters like Lucky Luciano and Dutch Schultz, the anything-goes era of Prohibition, the devastation of the Depression, and the race riots that erupted in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s. By then he was a trusted aide to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and a friend to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Realizing that his story was the story of race in New York across the first half of the century, Battle commissioned a biography to be written by none other than Langston Hughes, the preeminent voice of the Harlem Renaissance. But their eighty-thousand-word collaboration failed to find a publisher, and has remained unpublished since. Using Hughes's manuscript, which is quoted liberally throughout this book, as well as his own archival research and interviews with survivors, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Arthur Browne has created an important and compelling social history of New York, revealed a fascinating episode in the life of Langston Hughes, and delivered the riveting life and times of a remarkable and unjustly forgotten man, setting Samuel Battle where he belongs in the pantheon of American civil rights pioneers.

Mercury (Exploring the Solar System)

by Giles Sparrow

What would it be like if you could travel to Mercury in a spaceship, land on its surface, and bound around in the low gravity? This book takes you on a mission to Mercury. Fly over the second-largest impact crater in the solar system, explore the deep cracks in Mercury's crust, and find out why a day lasts longer than a year on this tiny planet.

House of Thieves

by Charles Belfoure

From the nationally bestselling author of The Paris Architect "The world of old New York comes alive in this beguiling tale of mystery and intrigue. . . Charles Belfoure definitely has the touch. " --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Patriot Threat and The Lincoln MythThe Debt Must Be Repaid -- or ElseIn 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn't have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city. But when John Cross's son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent's Gent's, Cross must pay it back himself. All he has to do is use his inside knowledge of high society mansions and museums to craft a robbery even the smartest detectives won't solve. The take better include some cash too -- the bigger the payout, the faster this will be over. With a newfound talent for sniffing out vulnerable and lucrative targets, Cross becomes invaluable to the gang. But Cross's entire life has become a balancing act, and it will only take one mistake for it all to come crashing down -- and for his family to go down too.

This Book Is Gay

by David Levithan James Dawson

"This egregious gap has now been filled to a fare-thee-well by Dawson's book..." - Booklist (Starred) Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU. There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You're welcome. Inside you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations. You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.One of The Guardian's Best Books of the Year "The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend. Frank, warm, funny, USEFUL." -Patrick Ness, bestselling author

Your Voice Is All I Hear

by Leah Scheier

"I was the one he trusted. I was the one he loved, the only one who believed him, even when his own mother had locked him up and thrown away the key. And now, I was going to pass down the white tiled hallway, knock on his doctor's office door, slam his secret notebook on her desk and make her read it, make her understand what he was hiding, make her see what only I had seen. "April won't let Jonah go without a fight. He's her boyfriend-her best friend. She'll do anything to keep him safe. But as Jonah slips into a dark depression, trying to escape the traumatic past that haunts him, April is torn. To protect Jonah, she risks losing everything: family, friends, an opportunity to attend a prestigious music school. How much must she sacrifice? And will her voice be loud enough to drown out the dissenters-and the ones in his head?

Last Chance Cowboys: The Drifter

by Anna Schmidt

"I barely know you, and yet there's something about you that I trust. But why?" "You know me, Maria. I'm the guy trouble follows. Best if you keep your distance. " She ran the backs of her fingers along the line of his jaw. "And what if I don't want to keep my distance?" Her voice was barely a whisper. "Fair warning," he murmured, and pulled her close. Caught between a greedy corporation and a desperate love of the land, Maria Porterfield barely has time to mourn her father's death. If her family is to survive, it'll be up to her to take charge-but she can't do it alone. When a mysterious drifter rides into town, the handsome cowboy seems like an answer to her prayers. But Chet isn't interested in settling down, no matter how tempting the offer. . . Chet made his way West looking for a fresh start-the last thing he wants is to get involved in someone else's fight. But something about Maria awakens a powerful need to protect the fierce beauty at all costs. He never thought he'd find love, but as danger presses in, he may find there's more beyond the next horizon than just another long and dusty trail.

Washington and Hamilton

by Tony Williams Stephen F. Knott

The first book to explore the complex friendship between George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, this captivating history reveals how their little-known but remarkable collaboration led to the emergence of the U. S. as a world power. Washington, who was devoted to classical virtues, and Hamilton, who was guided by the pursuit of honor, closely cooperated in America's early days-but their rival ideas also threatened the future of the new republic. From the start of the Revolution through the first decade of the American presidency, this groundbreaking book chronicles how their fascinating relationship impacted the American people and resulted in the birth of politics as we know it today.

Girl World

by Patricia Ottaviano

Mean stares. Hurtful whispers. The cold shoulder. Being a girl is harder than it looks. In a world where gossip, drama, and rumors seem to be never ending, it's not easy to navigate the halls of middle school or high school without earning a few battle scars. But what if you could change all that? With practical advice for how to fearlessly stand your ground, hold your own, and dictate your own happiness, Girl World will help you move beyond the bad attitudes and transform your insecurities into strengths. From friendship conflicts to the ugly side to social media, learn how to ditch the drama and kick your inner critic to the curb so you can truly start appreciating yourself. Every day is a new day. Embrace it!

H2O

by Virginia Bergin

.27 is a number Ruby hates.It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It's a number that means she's one of the "lucky" few still standing. And it's a number that says her father is probably dead. Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning, "It's in the rain. It's fatal and there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.

The Magician's Fire

by Simon Nicholson

Can young Harry Houdini use his dazzling trickery to find a vanished magician? Young Houdini spends his days practicing magic tricks with his two best friends, Arthur and Billie. But when Harry's magical mentor, Herbie, disappears after a performance at the theater, the three friends band together, determined to rescue the beloved magician. With nothing more than a mysterious puff of purple smoke, an ominous threat, and a menacing Bulgarian for evidence, Harry, Arthur, and Billie embark on a dangerously thrilling investigation that pushes their skill, and friendship, to the limits. Can Harry find Herbie and learn what it means to be a true friend before it's too late?

The American Plate

by Libby H. O'Connell

A mouthwatering history of the evolution of American food from the lead historian at the History Channel For generations, people have proudly defined themselves and their values through their national cuisine. But American food, like its history, is a world of its own. This enticingly fresh book introduces modern readers to lost American food traditions and leads them on a tantalizing culinary journey through the evolution of our vibrant cuisine and culture. Covering a hundred different foods from the Native American-era through today and featuring over a dozen recipes and photos, this fascinating history of American food will delight history buffs and food lovers alike.

Night Sky

by Suzanne Brockmann Melanie Brockmann

SHE'S THE ULTIMATE WEAPON IN FIGHTING DESTINY.New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann have written a pulse-pounding novel of paranormal suspense set in a near future both fantastic and frightening. "Original and exciting, NIGHT SKY propels readers into a dangerous future. Loved it." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made For You and the Wicked Lovely seriesSkylar Reid is shaken when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped. Scared that the weird dreams she's been having about Sasha are real-and even more afraid that Sasha is already dead. When a mysterious girl with extreme butt-kicking abilities roars into town on a motorcycle and, well, stalks Skylar things get even weirder. Supergirl Dana tells Sky that she also has abilities - that a hormone in their blood makes them stronger, faster, smarter. A hormone that the makers of a new drug called Destiny will murder to get their hands on. Dana and Milo, her dangerously hot yet oh-so-forbidden partner in crime, want Sky to join them in their mission - to mold Sky into the ultimate weapon. She can sense there's something about her abilities they're not telling her. But the only way to save Sasha and stop other girls from being taken is to embrace the weird...and fight Destiny.More Praise for Night Sky: "A gripping page-turner from first to last...the start of something that can only be described as 'greater-than.'" --Kirkus STARRED review "Action-packed, mysterious, charming and witty. I'm ready for more!" -- Gena Showalter, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Alice in Zombieland"Full of adventure, humor, and just the right amount of Brockmann wit...I love this book!" --P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling co-author of the House of Night series.

Brave the Heat

by Sara Humphreys

The only fire he can't put out. . . Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent. Is the torch he carries for herJordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems. Reviewers love Sara Humphreys: "Sizzling sexual chemistry that is sure to please. " -Yankee Romance Reviewers "Steamy love scenes. . . intriguing plot. . . the reader will be entertained. " -Fresh Fiction"Awesome. . . captivates the reader with action and romance. " -Rom Fan Reviews

The Suffering

by Rin Chupeco

Breathtaking and haunting, Rin Chupeco's second novel is a chilling companion to her debut, The Girl from the Well. The darkness will find you. Seventeen-year-old Tark knows what it is to be powerless. But Okiku changed that. A restless spirit who ended life as a victim and started death as an avenger, she's groomed Tark to destroy the wicked. But when darkness pulls them deep into Aokigahara, known as Japan's suicide forest, Okiku's justice becomes blurred, and Tark is the one who will pay the price. . .

His Every Need

by Terri Austin

"Tell me what you want, Allie. Tell me what you want me to do." She was breathing hard, panting. "Touch me," she whispered. "Where?" His voice was rough. "Everywhere." Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan...and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it. Trevor isn't moved by Allie's story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he's intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees. Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn't take long before he's got her aching for his touch-and he'll do whatever it takes to make her beg...

Smoked

by Mari Mancusi

Once upon a time the world burned. Until a girl and her dragon smothered the flame. But the spark that ignited the apocalypse never went out. And the scorch is about to begin. . . When Team Dragon rescues Emmy from the government lab, they think the future is finally safe. But they soon discover that Emmy has a secret-a secret so dangerous it could trigger the very apocalypse Connor and Caleb were sent back in time to prevent. As a dragon hunter, Connor has committed his life to saving the world. There's nothing he wouldn't do to complete his mission. . . even if it meant betraying his brother and losing Trinity's heart. Even if it meant doing the unthinkable. But a desperate choice meant to prevent The Scorch, may be the spark that sets the world aflame once more. The epic conclusion to the genre-bending Scorched series, which Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series, called "A heart-pounding, twisty, time-travel fantasy. "

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