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A disreputable duke All of London is abuzz with the shocking exploits of Thornton Matherton, Duke of Wyldehaven, a man as sinful and wild as his name. He plays fast and loose with money, drink, and women. Or does he? An impostor has tarnished Thornton's good name, and the real duke will not rest until he has proven his virtue. A righteous lady Abandoned by her aristocratic father when she was a child, Miranda Fontaine despises the nobility. Despite her distrust, she visits the Duke of Wyldehaven on an urgent mission. Determined to keep a deathbed promise, Miranda will do whatever it takes to pin down the notorious duke . . . even if it means seducing him herself. Passion's ruin Desperate to escape the web of deceit and clear his name, Thomas cannot bear the distraction of Miranda's supple skin and alluring eyes. Her beauty will be his undoing . . . and her bed will be the site of his most wicked ruin . . .
In this third volume of the series, Oberon and Dworkin create the pattern that creates Amber and build the relationship with Chaos that will operate for the future.
In his final novel, published just months before his death, Robert A Heinlein ties up a loose end from "Time Enough For Love" yet writes a novel on its own.
Atlanta public defender Emma Montgomery gives every client--innocent or not--her best effort. Even if it means sparring with the tempting Lieutenant Rick Downing. Each day, the two battle--all the while aware of the growing attraction between them. Until one day, everything changes. Betrayed and seriously injured by a criminal, Emma loses faith in the system she once cherished. Worse still, she's lost faith in herself. But then Rick comes forward with a case Emma can't resist. A mother stands to lose her children and her freedom--unless Emma and Rick can call a cease-fire and save this one family.
In his new book, To Save America, former Speaker of the House and bestselling author Newt Gingrich issues a dire warning for America. By spending more than we can afford, sacrificing conservative values for the sake of easy answers, and electing the most liberal president ever, America is at risk for its very survival. Thanks to President Obama and his cohorts in Congress, we have become a country defined by massive government takeovers, rising debt, and failing national security systems. "This is not the nation our Founding Fathers envisioned," Gingrich says, "America needs saving, and it's up to us to do it." In To Save America, Gingrich lays out a bold plan to put the United States back on track. Gingrich shows how Republicans can make a comeback in the 2010 mid-term elections, win the 2012 presidential election, and reveals how readers can help restore our nation to its fundamental values. Gingrich also argues that the big-spending, big-government programs, and bureaucracies of the secular socialist Left are the greatest threat to our nation's survival since the Civil War. "Our federal government is broken," Gingrich states, "we must replace, not reform, our leaders and our policies, or America will no longer be the shining city upon a hill." To Save America is Gingrich's most powerful book yet.
From Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, comes a comedic romp through an unpredictable world of mystery, love, and time travel...Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He's been shuttling between the 21st century and the 1940s searching for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop's bird stump. It's part of a project to restore the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years earlier. But then Verity Kindle, a fellow time traveler, inadvertently brings back something from the past. Now Ned must jump back to the Victorian era to help Verity put things right--not only to save the project but to prevent altering history itself. From the Paperback edition.
In this saucy battle of the sexes, New York Times bestseller Karen Hawkins pits a hard-headed Scottish lord with an unusual family curse against a headstrong heiress who has a solution for every problem...except her own wayward heart. When Lord Gregor MacLean learns his childhood friend, Venetia Oglivie, has been abducted by a fortune hunter, he rides off to Scotland in hot -- and very annoyed -- pursuit. Venetia's soft heart has gotten her in major trouble this time: if he doesn't rescue her swiftly, the scandal will ostracize the provocative wench! The only sensible member of her family, Venetia is sure she can fix any problem, even this one. So when an irate Gregor catches up with her, arrogantly expecting a hero's welcome, the sparks between them begin to fly. Then an unexpected snowstorm traps them at an inn, and Gregor discovers his feelings for the lovely Venetia are far warmer than he realized -- fiery enough to burn down the inn! Now if he can only convince Venetia that his motive for marriage isn't duty... but desire.
Bestselling author Jordan delivers the final novel in her lushly erotic Courtship Wars trilogy, which began in "To Pleasure a Lady" and "To Bed a Beauty. " Original.
Jasper Renshaw, Viscount Vale, has a problem: he needs to marry and produce an heir to the title. All Jasper wants is to find a lady who will put up with him long enough to wed so he can retreat to his life of debauchery--a life that keeps the haunting memories of his past at bay. Knowing that Jasper is under pressure to marry, Melisande Flemming grasps her fate with both hands and volunteers to wed him. Although Jasper is initially only interested in producing an heir, he soon becomes entranced by his wife--prim and proper by day, wanton by night-- and vows to learn her secrets. Melissande, however, is determined to keep her husband at a distance. She has loved, and lost, before, and will do anything to keep him from learning her terrible weakness: she's secretly been in love with him for years. But to her chagrin, her husband pursues her, wooing her as if she were a paramour, not his lady wife. As Melissande and Jasper embark on a passionate game of cat and mouse, secrets from the past begin to resurface.... threatening to tear them asunder.
Thirteen-year-old Jessica longs for the mother who abandoned her as a baby, and allows her fantasy of a perfect natural mother to color her attitude toward her father's new wife.
Known for his physical courage and skill in battle, "Sitting Bull" was also a shrewd negotiator and compassionate leader in a period when the Sioux were being driven from their lands by the whites. In this meticulous biography, Sitting Bull is seen as a warrior and family man, a fierce enemy and a dramatic showman, set in the context of his times.
"Her stories recall such past masters as Flannery O'Connor and Katherine Mansfield." --Newsweek Throughout her acclaimed career, Alice Adams demonstrated a remarkable finesse in both the novel and the short story. Her second collection reveals her ability to feelingly project whole lives in the space of a few pages. Here are people trying to pull free of the constraints of family bonds, people bewitched by capricious love, people conquering old panics, or changing in profound ways. Included are "Snow," "Legends," "Lost Luggage," "An Unscheduled Stop, "At First Sight."
To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face: Libertarian Political Violence and the Origins of the Militia Movementby Robert H. Churchill
After the bombings of Oklahoma City in 1995, most Americans were shocked to discover that tens of thousands of their fellow citizens had banded together in homegrown militias. Within the next few years, numerous studies and media reports appeared revealing the unseen world of the American militia movement, a loose alliance of groups with widely divergent views. Not surprisingly, it was the movement's most extreme voices that attracted the lion's share of attention. In reality the militia movement was neither as irrational nor as new as it was portrayed in the press, Robert Churchill writes. What bound the movement together was the shared belief that citizens have a right, even a duty, to take up arms against wanton exercise of unconstitutional power by the federal government. Many were motivated to join the movement by what they saw as a rise in state violence, illustrated by the government assaults at Ruby Ridge, Idaho in 1992, and Waco, Texas in 1993. It was this perception and the determination to deter future state violence, Churchill argues, that played the greatest role in the growth of the American militia movement. Churchill uses three case studies to illustrate the origin of some of the core values of the modern militia movement: Fries' Rebellion in Pennsylvania at the end of the eighteenth century, the Sons of Liberty Conspiracy in Civil War-era Indiana and Illinois, and the Black Legion in Michigan and Ohio during the Depression. Building on extensive interviews with militia members, the author places the contemporary militia movement in the context of these earlier insurrectionary movements that, animated by a libertarian interpretation of the American Revolution, used force to resist the authority of the federal government. A historian of early America, Robert H. Churchill has published numerous articles on American political violence and the right to keep and bear arms. He is currently Associate Professor of History at the University of Hartford. "This book is about how we think about the past, how cultural memories are formed and evolve, and how these memories then come to impact current understandings of issues. Churchill provides an enlightening analysis of the ideology, structure, and purpose of the militia movement. Where much scholarship has categorized it as a cohesive, single movement, Churchill begins the process of unraveling its complexity." ---Steve Chermak, Michigan State University. "To Shake Their Guns in the Tyrant's Face addresses an area---the relationship of American political violence to American ideology---that is of growing importance and that is commanding an ever increasing audience, and it does so in a way like nothing else in the field." ---David Williams, Indiana University Bloomington
Paraphrased from the book cover: Shunryu Suzuki has an extraordinary gift for bringing to life traditional Zen teaching in ordinary language. Here we see how his students saw him and what they remember that stayed with them when more elaborate discussions did not. He managed to put seemingly complicated ideas in short, simply statements that contained depths of understanding and compassion and often tinged with a lovely sense of humor.
Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as "one of our best personal essayists" (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate's informative, accessible tone and immense gift for storytelling, To Show and To Tell reads like a long walk with a favorite professor--refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways.FAs. An award-winning essayist and author himself, Lopate brings vividly into focus the true lifeblood of writing: exploration of one's innermost thoughts, feelings, and perceptions, and the art of thinking, engagingly, on the page. With his guidance, writers in every field and at every stage of their careers are certain to learn a thing or two.
A reclusive widow known for her scientific scholarship, Lady Ciara Sheffield is shadowed by rumors that she poisoned her husband . . . A rakehell rogue notorious for his devil-may-care antics, Lucas Bingham, the Earl of Hadley is not accused of murdering anything-save for the rules of Polite Society. The only thing they have in common is seeing their names featured in the lurid gossip columns of London's newspapers. Until an ancient manuscript draws them together. Ciara needs a titled fiance to quell the slanderous speculations which may send her to the gallows. Lucas needs brilliant scholar to help his elderly uncle decipher the secrets of the mysterious manuscript. So when her friends urge her to accept the earl's proposal of a temporary alliance, Ciara decides that she had no choice but to make a deal with the Devil. And so begins a seductive dance of naughty pleasures and hidden desires as the two of them waltz through the mansions of Mayfair. Lies, intrigue, treachery, sex. They find themselves facing slanderous whispers, unscrupulous relatives-not to speak of their own simmering passions, which quickly ignite into dangerous flames. It's a potent mix and the result may be explosive-and perhaps deadly-if they don't watch their step.
Meet the "Seven Deadly Sins" The seven Sinclair brothers and sisters live for scandal and delight in disgrace . . . until their father decrees that they must reform. Propriety has never come easily, but now they have no choice. Marry in haste . . . or regret in poverty! The Sinclairs of Scotland are known throughout society as the Seven Deadly Sins. Cast out by their father and denied their inheritance unless they mend their wild ways, they travel to London to seek respectability. No member of the clan is more scandalous than Sterling Sinclair, the Marquess of Blackburn. The ladies of the ton are powerless to withstand his rakish charms . . . until Miss Isobel Carington comes along. Ten thousand pounds if she marries Sinclair! Isobel is horrified to learn that's the amount wagered at White's Club--and now all of London is eagerly betting on her future! She's already publicly spurned the marquess, a man she hardly knows, but she's sure he is up to something, as he launches a bold campaign of seduction anyway. But soon she is surprised to learn there is much more to this man than reckless adventure and bad behavior . . . and, against her will, she begins to relish the thrill of sinning with this stranger . . .
PLAYING WITH FIRE! Caragh Ó Brannon defended herself bravely when the enemy landed-only, now she finds herself alone with one very angry Viking.... Styr Hardrata sailed to Ireland intending to trade, never expecting to find himself held captive in chains by a beautiful Irish maiden. The fiercely handsome warrior both terrifies and allures Caragh, but he is forbidden territory. He is the enemy...and he is married. Yet Styr harbors a secret that just might set them both free.... Forbidden Vikings Resist them if you can!
Sir Phillip knew that Eloise Bridgerton was a spinster, and so he'd proposed, figuring that she'd be homely and unassuming, and more than a little desperate for an offer of marriage. Except . . . she wasn't. The beautiful woman on his doorstep was anything but quiet, and when she stopped talking long enough to close her mouth, all he wanted to do was kiss her . . . and more. Did he think she was mad? Eloise Bridgerton couldn't marry a man she had never met! But then she started thinking . . . and wondering . . . and before she knew it, she was in a hired carriage in the middle of the night, on her way to meet the man she hoped might be her perfect match. Except . . . he wasn't. Her perfect husband wouldn't be so moody and ill-mannered, and while Phillip was certainly handsome, he was a large brute of a man, rough and rugged, and totally unlike the London gentlemen vying for her hand. But when he smiled . . . and when he kissed her . . . the rest of the world simply fell away, and she couldn't help but wonder . . . could this imperfect man be perfect for her?
In historic speeches before the United Nations and UN bodies, Guevara and Castro address the peoples of the world, explaining why the U. S. government so fears the example set by the socialist revolution in Cuba and why Washington's effort to destroy it will fail. The time to speak the truth has come.... The government of the United States cannot be on the side of peasants because it is an ally of the landowners. It cannot be on the side of workers anywhere in the world because it is an ally of the monopolies. It cannot be on the side of colonies because it is an ally of the colonizing powers. Fidel Castro 1960 Cuba is one of the trenches of freedom in the world. We are situated only a few steps away from the U. S. imperialism, but we have shown by our actions, by our daily example, that in the present conditions of humanity the people can liberate themselves and keep themselves free. Ernesto Che Guevara 1964 In January 1959 a revolutionary government came to power in Cuba, in the more than a half century of U. S. domination of the island. Since then the government of the United States has sustained not only a "cold war" punctuated by invasion, sabotage, and assassination attempts, but also a draconian economic embargo against its Caribbean neighbor. Why this implacable hostility? Why this unremitting economic pressure that has no parallel in modern times? The reason for this policy -- and why it will fail -- are nowhere explained to the peoples of the world more clearly than in these speeches delivered over a span of twenty years before the forum of the United Nations by the most authoritative representatives of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara.
TO STEAL A KINGDOM is a powerful indictment of the western intrusion on Hawai'i. It is an angry and powerful book. Angry at rapacious and greedy westerners and sorry for the effect on Hawaiians, but it stops short of being a polemic. There are moments within which humanize, and even romanticize, the people who populate-it. It is an epic tale with high and low moments of humanity. James IMuicheon Professor of History and American Studies University ofHawai'I, Maiwa Based upon archival sources and never before published material, TO STEAL A KINGDOM documents the character and actions of the men who founded the elite who rule Hawai'i today. Successful in stealing a kingdom, the descendants have insured that historians would not describe these men as they were. This book should awaken readers to the fact that myths have been passed off as Hawaiian history by haole historians. Stephen T. Boggs Emeritus Professor of AnthropologyUniversity ofHawai'i. Manoa As James Michener discovered, no spot on earth has attracted a richer cast of characters than Hawai'i. In TO STEAL A KINGDOM these people come alive as they never did for Michener, principally because they are portrayed as living flesh and blood. I've read all the histories of Hawai'i that I could find, and I think that Dougherty's is the best researched and documented of the lot. As one who treasures what remains of Hawaiian culture, I have never been so overcome with sadness and aroused by anger. Jerry Hopkins Author NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE TO STEAL A KINGDOM is a nightmarish walk through history with the missionary/businessmen who forced Hawai'i into the whirlpool of Manifest Destiny. Curious, open and critical readers will welcome Dougherty's timely, provocative probing of Hawai'i's past. Kekuni Blaisdell, M. D. Professor of Medicine Past Director Center for Hawaiian Studies University of Hawai'i Manoa
An expert in antiquities, Lady Alessandra della Giamatti arrives in Bath to excavate newly discovered Roman ruins-only to find herself caught in a web of evil intrigue by a blackmailer threatening to expose her scandalous past. The one man who can help her is Lord James "Black Jack" Pierson, a fellow member of the expedition and a sinfully handsome rogue whose tempting presence ignites a different sort of danger. Jack has clashed with Alessandra in the past, so when she suddenly surrenders her body he can't help being suspicious. Is she a scheming temptress? Or is she truly a lady in trouble? As desire and deceptions swirl around them, Alessandra and Jack must find a way to win each other's trust. For if they don't work together to uncover a shocking truth, their enemy-and their own simmering passions-may destroy them and everything they cherish.
Maddie St John knows that Lincoln Coryell has dismissed her as a spoilt glamorous socialite. Then when they are stranded alone together, Lincoln senses her vulnerability and realizes he could be the man to tame her!
Seduction takes a delightful, daring twist as Nicole Jordan's irresistibly sensual Courtship Wars series continues. Dangerously sexy nobleman and former spymaster Rayne Kenyon, Earl of Haviland, has no interest in love. He merely desires an heir to carry on his title and therefore must have a wife. Rayne makes a surprising choice of brides by settling on the plain spinster daughter of a fellow spy who once saved his life. But the spirited and witty Madeline Ellis proves much more than Rayne bargained for.Dazed by Rayne's smoldering kisses, Madeline knows that she's at last found love--with a man determined to avoid it. Once wedded, she decides to take fate into her own hands. Maybe, just maybe, she can kindle the fires in Rayne's heart by turning her plain, ordinary self into a dazzling temptress. With a little help from the Loring sisters, the earl's artless new wife becomes a beautiful, bold seductress in their marriage bed. But who could imagine that a simple marriage of convenience can suddenly be flooded with danger, desire, and unexpected love? "One of my all time favorite writers, Nicole Jordan delivers romance like no one else. Captivating, enticing, and irresistible, her books are always on my must buy list."--New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon From the Paperback edition.
Only her love could gentle his savage soul--He was born to a clan of warriors of supernatural strength, but Gavrael McIllioch abandoned his name and his Highland castle, determined to escape the dark fate of his ancestors. Hiding his identity from the relentless rival clan that hunted him, he called himself Grimm to protect the people he cared for, vowing never to acknowledge his love for ravishing Jillian St. Clair. Yet even from afar he watched over her, and when her father sent an urgent summons, "Come for Jillian," he raced to her side--into a competition to win her hand in marriage.Why had he run from her so many years before? And why return now to see her offered as a prize in her father's manipulative game? Furious, Jillian vowed never to wed. But Grimm was the man she loved, the one who urged her to marry another. He tried to pretend indifference as she tempted him, but he could not deny the fierce desires that compelled him to abduct her from the altar. She was the only woman who could tame the beast that raged within him--even as deadly enemies plotted to destroy them both....From the Paperback edition.
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