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The Switchers Trilogy

by Kate Thompson

A special three-in-one edition of Kate Thompson's Switchers fantasy trilogy, including Switchers, Midnight's Choice, and Wild Blood In Switchers, thirteen-year-old Tess has a secret power--and it just might save the world from disaster.She is a Switcher, able to change into any animal at will. No one knows her secret, or so she thinks. But one day, a strange, scruffy boy named Kevin follows her home from her Dublin bus stop. He's a Switcher, too, and he convinces Tess that their powers are needed to stop the snowstorms that are rapidly advancing from the Arctic. Tess and Kevin will have to stretch their abilities to the very limit to try to save the world from frozen destruction. In Midnight's Choice, Tess believes she has experienced everything her powers have to offer--until she meets Martin, another Switcher, who seems to have a mysterious power over the Dublin rats. Martin's gift is dangerous and terrifying, but also exciting, and Tess can't resist the temptation to explore his dark and thrilling world. Will she find the strength to resist, or will she be pulled permanently into darkness? In Wild Blood, it's time for Tess to choose her final form.Within days, she will turn fifteen and lose her power, remaining locked into a single shape. But what shape should she choose? As she tries to decide, Tess travels to her uncle Maurice's farm in County Clare. She's distracted from her weighty decision by the feeling that there's something strange about the woods near the farm. What does it have to do with Tess's choice? Her journey will take her to places she never could have imagined, as she approaches once and for all her final Switch.

The Fourth Horseman

by Kate Thompson

Should you believe what you see with your own eyes, even if it can't be explained?Laurie is worried. Her father refuses to discuss the vision they have seen lurking by his science lab: glowing, dangerous-looking horsemen bearing bows and swords. Laurie is sure that the horsemen are portents of doom. Are they somehow connected to her father's mysterious genetic research? The recent bombings in Birmingham, England? The unrest in Shasakstan, a country ruled by a dictatorship and armed with nuclear weapons? And if these horsemen do pose a threat, is it too late for Laurie to stop them?

Genocide: The Act as Idea

by Berel Lang

The term "genocide"--"group killing"--which first appeared in Raphael Lemkin's 1944 book, Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, had by 1948 established itself in international law through the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Since then the charge of genocide has been both widely applied but also contested. In Genocide: The Act as Idea, Berel Lang examines and illuminates the concept of genocide, at once articulating difficulties in its definition and proposing solutions to them. In his analysis, Lang explores the relation of genocide to group identity, individual and corporate moral responsibility, the concept of individual and group intentions, and the concept of evil more generally.The idea of genocide, Lang argues, represents a notable advance in the history of political and ethical thought which proposed alternatives to it, like "crimes against humanity," fail to take into account.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America: 101 Stories about What Makes Our Country Great

by Lee Woodruff Amy Newmark

It's time for an antidote to all the negativity! You'll find that in this collection of 101 inspiring stories about what makes America great. From apple pie and baseball to our military heroes and first responders, from our vast and varied country to our energy and spirit, these stories will make you proud to be an American!We live in a great country, but we can forget that sometimes amid all the negativity that surrounds us. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America will uplift and inspire you with its true, personal stories about the many different things that make this country great. This book will make you proud to call America home!

Cloaked in Christmas: A Wulfkin Legacy Novella

by T. F. Walsh

After fleeing her abusive ex, wulfkin Cacey Varg and her daughter settle happily with a new pack in Finland. As Christmas approaches, Cacey learns her ex has found them and is on his way to take their daughter back. But a massive snowstorm prevents her from packing up and leaving town--and instead delivers a sexy stranger to her doorstep. Can she trust that he isn't one of her ex's henchmen?Second-in-command to Europe's most powerful wulfkin, hunter Vincent Lyall's spur-of-the-moment decision to check on his ailing mother soon finds him marooned at a cabin in the woods by the blizzard of the century. Trapped with this spirited vixen, resisting temptation is easier said than done... But she refuses to believe he is who he says he is.Is love powerful enough to win when two sexy wolf shifters, an unwelcome past, and animalistic urges wreak havoc on the holiday season?Sensuality Level: Sensual

An Introduction To Mass Communications And Mass Media

by Manohar R. Wadhani

The book is prepared with the sole objective of serving the needs of students studying the subject of Mass Communications and Mass Media in Mumbai University and other universities as, well as in professional institutes in lndia.

A History Of Political Theory

by George H. Sabine

In this book you can learn history of political theory is written in the light of the hypothesis that theories of politics are themselves a part of politics.

Love Finds a Home: 3 Historical Romances Make Falling in Love Simple and Sweet

by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you three historical stories of finding room for love. Glenna Moore is desperate after she watches her gambling father jump hurriedly from the back of a moving train. Will a young reverend bring stability and love back into her life? Judith King’s life as a new schoolteacher takes an unexpected turn when a widowed father begins to captivate her thoughts. Will she muster enough courage to seek his love? Bev Winters’s job is an answer to prayer until her boss complicates her widowed life. Will her pride allow love after loss?

Sports Injuries: Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Fourth Edition

by Per A.F.H. Renstrom Lars Peterson

As more and more people realize the cardiovascular, metabolic, and muscular benefits that regular physical activity provides, the risk for potential injury also increases. In order to provide successful treatment, all persons involved in the management of injury must have a thorough understanding of the healing process of the various tissues and also be familiar with the demands of different types of sports.Written by two world-renowned experts, Sports Injuries, Fourth Edition comprehensively covers the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Essential reading for all athletes, coaches/trainers, physiotherapists, and doctors, the updated edition of this highly popular and well-established textbook skillfully integrates scientific background and evidence with practical application. Topics covered include: Individual risk factors for sports injuries Effects of physical inactivity on the tissues Head and face injuries in sport Cervical, thoracic and abdominal injuries in sport Back and spine injuries in sport Outdoor activities during extreme conditions Sports injuries of the lower and upper extremities Injuries in sport for the disabled Richly illustrated with more than 650 color drawings and photographs, this book covers injuries resulting from the full range of international sports. For each type of injury examined, it details the symptoms, mechanism of injury, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation protocols, and key points—clearly stating what both non-medical and medical professionals should do in each case of injury. This easy-to-follow textbook features a glossary of key terms and protocols with rehabilitation exercises to provide readers with a solid understanding about how to effectively treat, rehabilitate, and prevent sports injuries.

Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race

by David Scott Alexei Leonov Tom Hanks Neil Armstrong Christine Toomey

Space was one of the most fiercely fought battlegrounds of the Cold War, the Moon its ultimate beachhead. In this dual autobiography,Apollo 15 commander David Scott and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to ever walk in space, recount their exceptional lives and careers spent on the cutting edge of science and space exploration—and their participation in the greatest technological race ever—to land a man on the Moon. With each mission fraught with perilous tasks, and each space program touched by tragedy, these parallel tales of adventure and heroism read like a modern-day thriller. Cutting fast between their differing recollections, this book reveals, in a very personal way, the drama of one of the most ambitious contests ever embarked on by man, set against the conflict that once held the world in suspense: the clash between Communism and Western democracy. Through the men's memoirs, their courage, passion for exploration, and determination to push themselves to the limit, emerge not only through their triumphs but also through their perseverance in times of extraordinary difficulty and danger. "Two Sides of the Moon is unique among space histories. If you are looking for a balanced, interesting, and personal account of the American and Soviet space programs during the 1960s and 1970s this is it. " ---Astronomy Magazine

Half Broken Things

by Morag Joss

A gripping tale of psychological suspense perfect for the readership of Minette Walters and Ruth Rendell, Half Broken Things is a novel that peers into the lives of three dangerously lost people…and the ominous haven they find when they find each other.Jean is a house sitter at the end of a dreary career. Steph is nine months pregnant and on the run. And Michael is a thief. Through a mixture of deceit, good luck, and misfortune, these three damaged loners have come together at a secluded country home called Walden Manor. Now all three have found what they needed most: a new beginning, a little kindness, a little love. Living off the manor’s riches, tending its grounds and gardens, they leave the outside world far behind and build a happiness so long denied them. That is, until the first unexpected visitor arrives...igniting a chain reaction that is at once spellbinding and disastrous.A stunning, thought-provoking crime novel of chilling moral complexity, Half Broken Things is a gripping, haunting exploration of love and our need for it, of the damage done when we go long without it, and the deeds we might be driven to in its name.From the Hardcover edition.

Night Shift

by Stephen King

More than twenty-five stories of horror and nightmarish fantasy transform everyday situations into experiences of compelling terror in the worlds of the living, the dying, and the nonliving.

The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness

by Steven K. Scott

After Steven Scott flunked out of six jobs in his first four years after college, his best friend, Gary Smalley, offered one simple suggestion that would transform his life: study a chapter in Proverbs every day. Two years later, using the amazing strategies he gleaned from Solomon, Scott started a small company with a partner. Within six months their business was making over a million dollars a week. In the years since they have built more than a dozen multimillion-dollar companies. In addition, by applying the wisdom of Proverbs to his personal life, Scott restored his relationship with his estranged wife.In this life-changing book, Scott reveals Solomon’s hidden treasures–often-overlooked wisdom for achieving breakthrough success in one’s work, health, marriage, and relationship with God. Readers will discover how to…·master life’s most important skill·achieve extraordinary success in business, finance, and marriage·resolve and win any conflict·overcome the most destructive force in relationships·prevent the single greatest cause of financial lossThe Richest Man Who Ever Lived powerfully and practically equips readers to apply Solomon’s inspired wisdom to accomplish their business, relational, and spiritual purposes.From the Hardcover edition.

The Krytos Trap: Star Wars Legends (X-Wing)

by Michael A. Stackpole

The Rebels have taken the Imperial headquarters world of Coruscant, but their problems are far from over. A killer virus called Krytos is spreading among the population, and fomenting a counter-revolution, at the same time as the treason trial of Rebel hero Tycho Celchu. And X-wing pilot Corran Horn, given up for dead in "Iceheart"'s inescapable prison, discovers an extraordinary power in himself--the power of the Force!Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

The Fall of Hyperion

by Dan Simmons

In the stunning continuation of the epic adventure begun in Hyperion, Simmons returns us to a far future resplendent with drama and invention. Onthe world of Hyperion, the mysterious Time Tombs are opening. And the secrets they contain mean that nothing--nothing anywhere in the universe--will ever be the same.From the Paperback edition.

Answered Prayers

by Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel’s 56th bestselling novel is about family and friendship, about one woman’s struggle to break free from the past—and the man who helps her triumph. And most of all, it is about daring to believe in...Answered Prayers. On the outside, Faith Madison is the very picture of a sophisticated New Yorker. Slim, blond, stylish, Faith has a life many would envy. Overcoming a childhood marked by tragedy, married to a successful investment banker and having raised two grown daughters, Faith has enjoyed her role as mother and wife, and the good life that emanates from their bustling Manhattan town house. But every step of the way, Faith has carried within her a secret she could divulge to no one. And with it, she has kept an even more painful secret from herself. For Faith, it is the sudden death of her stepfather—a man who, like her husband, Alex, always remained just beyond her reach—that will touch off a journey of change and revelation. At the funeral, painful memories flood back—and an old friend reenters Faith’s life. Faith is greeting mourners, when she hears a voice behind her and a single word that brings a quick smile to her face: “Fred.” Only one person aside from her older brother, Jack, called her that. Brad Patterson was Jack’s best friend, a long, lanky boy who teased, tormented, and protected Faith when they fancied themselves “The Three Musketeers” as kids. When Jack died years later, Faith and Brad came together again in their common, inconsolable grief, then lost touch once more amid the demands of families and busy lives a continent apart. Now a lawyer in California, Brad has reentered Faith’s life just as she is making a decision that plunges her marriage into crisis. Determined to fulfill a long-held desire for a career of her own, Faith applies to law school against her husband’s wishes, igniting a barrage of anger and recrimination. Faith’s only solace is the correspondence she has begun with Brad, a man trapped in an empty marriage of his own, a friend she once lost and has found again. Soon e-mails are flying between them, bridging three thousand miles, sharing much-needed friendship, support, laughter. And as these two childhood friends rediscover each other, something extraordinary is beginning to happen. In the safety of their friendship, Brad will find the courage to make a decision he should have made years before. And Faith, too, is changing, beginning to believe in herself—and in her right to grab hold of her dreams. Gathering a strength she never knew she had, Faith is finally ready to face the most painful step of all: of sharing the secret that has long been haunting her, and truly opening up her heart for the first time in her life. With unerring insight into the hearts of husbands and wives, lovers and families, Danielle Steel tells a wise and moving story of the secrets that wound and the choices that heal—and of the second chances that come only once in a lifetime.From the Hardcover edition.

Rules for Old Men Waiting: A Novel

by Peter Pouncey

A brief, lyrical novel with a powerful emotional charge, Rules for Old Men Waiting is about three wars of the twentieth century and an ever-deepening marriage. In a house on the Cape “older than the Republic,” Robert MacIver, a historian who long ago played rugby for Scotland, creates a list of rules by which to live out his last days. The most important rule, to “tell a story to its end,” spurs the old Scot on to invent a strange and gripping tale of men in the trenches of the First World War. Drawn from a depth of knowledge and imagination, MacIver conjures the implacable, clear-sighted artist Private Callum; the private’s nemesis Sergeant Braddis, with his pincerlike nails; Lieutenant Simon Dodds, who takes on Braddis; and Private Charlie Alston, who is ensnared in this story of inhumanity and betrayal but brings it to a close.This invented tale of the Great War prompts MacIver’s own memories of his role in World War II and of Vietnam, where his son, David served. Both the stories and the memories alike are lit by the vivid presence of Margaret, his wife. As Hearts and Minds director Peter Davis writes, “Pouncey has wrought an almost inconceivable amount of beauty from pain, loss, and war, and I think he has been able to do this because every page is imbued with the love story at the heart of his astonishing novel.”From the Hardcover edition.

Everyday Karma: A Psychologist and Renowned Metaphysical Intuitive Shows You How to Change Your Life by Changing Your Karma

by Carmen Harra

“Wouldn’t it be heavenly to erase the mistakes of the past, eliminate confusion in your daily life, and feel safe about what tomorrow brings? In Everyday Karma I show you exactly how to do that. I demonstrate how day-to-day thoughts and actions can plant karmic seeds in your life that will either blossom like flowers or take over like weeds. This book will guide you into a deep understanding of your own karma and give you the tools to heal the past and discover a more joyful future.”–CARMEN HARRAThe author of Everyday Karma is one of the great psychics of our time, a veritable “karmic counselor” whose gifts have enabled her to help presidents, first ladies, Wall Street executives, royalty, and Hollywood celebrities achieve their true destinies. She predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, John Kennedy Jr.’s death, President Clinton’s impeachment, and major karmic events around the world with better than 90 percent accuracy.Now, in Everyday Karma, she invites you to embark upon a journey of healing and enlightenment–and to start living the life that is yours alone. Through her own spiritual biography (beginning with a near-death experience when she was young), true stories from many of her clients, and her predictions of coming events, you’ll be inspired to initiate your own spiritual evolution. With powerful, specially created meditations, prayers, and visualizations, she helps you resolve your specific problems, even deeply ingrained and self-destructive ways of thinking and behaving.Unique among books about spiritual growth and healing, Everyday Karma emphasizes the great power of the karmic energy within you that is waiting to be tapped–and tells you exactly how to set it free, including how to Enter the invisible world of spirit and light Hear messages from your spirit guide Create karmic relationships Heal karmic wounds and improve your emotional and physical health Discover your karmic life purpose Bring fresh, positive, and balanced energy into your everyday worldMost of us live our entire lives with, at best, a vague sense of dissatisfaction that even great fame and wealth seem unable to dispel. This book shows you another way. The lessons that Carmen Harra learned from the invisible world and shares with you here will light your path to a transformed and deeply fulfilled life in the visible world, starting here and now.From the Hardcover edition.

The Summer of Katya: A Novel

by Trevanian

In the quiet Basque countryside in 1914, Jean-Marc Montjean, a handsome young doctor, is bewitched by the seductive, beautiful Katya. He is driven to know everything about her. He is devastated by the unspeakable secret horror buried in her past."A most exquisite, elegant, ingenious thriller." -- The New York Daily News"A tour de force . . . A story that explores meticulously some of the darker corners of the human soul." -- The Washington PostFrom the Paperback edition.

Midnight

by Dean Koontz

The citizens of Moonlight Cove are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest emotions. Others are surrendering to their wildest urges. And the few who remain unchanged are absolutely terrified-if not brutally murdered in the dead of night. Enter the shocking world of Moonlight Cove, where four unlikely survivors confront the darkest realms of human nature...

Double Fudge

by Judy Blume

Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!Fudge is obsessed with money. He’s making his own “Fudge Bucks” and has plans to buy the entire world. But life gets really crazy when Fudge and his older brother, Peter, run into their long-lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers. Now they have to deal with annoying twin cousins and a weird younger cousin, coincidentally named Farley Drexel Hatcher—just like Fudge! Their names aren’t the only similarity, and before long, mini-Fudge is causing just as much trouble as Fudge always has!“As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid seriesLove Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all the books featuring your favorite characters: Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingOtherwise Known as Sheila the Great Superfudge Fudge-a-Mania

Fudge-a-Mania

by Judy Blume

Part of the classic Fudge series from Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!Peter Hatcher can’t catch a break. His little brother, Fudge—the five-year-old human hurricane—has big plans to marry Peter’s sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. That alone would be enough to ruin Peter’s summer, but now his parents have decided to rent a summer home next door to Sheila the Cootie Queen’s house. Peter will be trapped with Fudge and Sheila for three whole weeks!“As a kid, Judy Blume was my favorite author, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing was my favorite book.”—Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling Wimpy Kid seriesLove Fudge, Peter, and Sheila? Read all the books featuring your favorite characters: Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingOtherwise Known as Sheila the Great SuperfudgeDouble Fudge

Superfudge

by Judy Blume

Sometimes life in the Hatcher household is enough to make twelve-year-old Peter think about running away. His worst problem is still his younger brother, Fudge, who hasn't changed a bit since his crazy capers in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. If you ask Peter, Fudge is just an older — and bigger — pain.Then Peter learns that his mom is going to have a baby and the whole family is moving to Princeton for a year. It will be bad enough starting sixth grade in a strange place and going to the same school as Fudge. But Peter can imagine something even worse. How will he ever survive if the new baby is a carbon copy of Fudge?

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

by Judy Blume

Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who's afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs.When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she's an expert at everything, but she knows she isn't fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover.What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids -- and to herself -- that she's only human?

The Pillars of the Earth

by Ken Follett

#1 New York Times BestsellerOprah's Book Club SelectionIf you liked the Century Trilogy, you’ll love the “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career.“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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