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From ?a stellar talent?( New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning) comes another ?scorchingly sensual, utterly delicious?( New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter) novel? The Goddesses have had it with the Trojan War. So much devastation?all because of some silly male egos. The worst of the bunch is that cocky, handsome brute Achilles. But the only way to stop a man like Achilles is to distract him with something far more pleasurable than combat? Enter Kat, a modern girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Goddesses transform her into a Trojan princess, having no doubt that she?ll capture Achilles?s attention. But can her independent spirit match the unquenchable fire of his epic rage? Goddess only knows?
Award-winning author Melissa Mayhue returns to the Highlands, where a beautiful warrior intent on avenging her father's murder joins forces with the captivating Norseman who saved her life. . . . Descendant of the ancient Pictish royal line, Bridget MacCulloch fears nothing, so when brash Halldor O'Donar rebuffs her offer to help defeat the foe that killed her father, she refuses to surrender her quest. But Bridget's need for vengeance is equaled only by her growing attraction to Halldor. Descendant of the Norse god Thor, Halldor must find the missing Sword of the Ancients, for only with this weapon can he overcome the loathsome monster that has entered the Mortal world determined to destroy it. Though he's forbidden Bridget from accompanying him on his mission, he soon discovers the stubborn--yet sinfully irresistible--warrior princess heeds no one but herself. Now they must learn to trust each other if they're to defeat their enemies . . . or risk everything as they surrender to a desire with the power to conquer all.
From earliest times, women gained access to leadership in times of conflict and proved themselves equal to the challenge of commanding during war. Women leaders abounded in the ancient world from Ireland to Israel, sometimes through the accident of birth, but often rising to power through naked opportunism and raw courage in the ranks--and it is no accident that women war leaders, like men, are often famous for their strong sexual drive. Wherever there is war, there has often been a woman at the helm. Later ages frequently wrote these women out of history, but their stories have refused to die. From the legendary leader of the Amazons who fought the greatest of Greek heroes, Achilles, to the Iron Ladies of today, the women of both West and East directing military campaigns and leading their countries in war. Presenting an array of fascinating and sometimes little known women war leaders, popular author Rosalind Miles and the acclaimed military historian Robin Cross do full justice to the achievements of these women, some of whose amazing stories have so far never been told.Warrior women include: Penthesilea the Amazons queen, Deborah, Cleopatra VII, Boudicca, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, Grace O'Malley, Deborah Samson, Nadezda Durova, Harriet Tubman, Anna Etheridge, Soldaderas; Flora Sandes, Lily Litvak, Women of the Warsaw Ghetto, Hanna Reitsch, Ruth Werner, Jeanne Holm, Margaret Thatcher, Women in Today's Armies, Martha McSally and more.Â .Â .
In this book, a whole colony has been enchanted into a centuries-long sleep by the evil sorcerers the Empire is opposing. Now that colony's leader has awakened and has returned to the empire to find magical artifacts that will allow him to awaken the rest of his sleeping subjects. Ryshad is given the job of protecting him and the politics are nearly as deadly as the sword in this highly readable fantasy.
Reprinted EditionHE HELD HER CAPTIVEAbigail Rawlins came to the shores of Lake Ontario in search of her missing brother. She knew about the threat of Indians, but she never expected to find herself a captive to a mighty chief. Determined to ignore the arrogant savage, she soon becomes fascinated with this white man-turned-Indian. As much as she tries to deny it, Abbey knows that he alone could pleasure her with glorious nights of wild, untamed love...SHE HELD HIS HEARTGreat Arrow was happy to avenge the loss of his betrothed by kidnapping this white woman and then trading her to French trappers. He had been born into an English family, but after being captured and raised by Indians he has no interest in white people and their violent ways. Yet his newest captive has succeeded in stirring his desire like no other. Her fierce spirit makes her stand out, as does her golden hair which shines bright as the midday sun. He'll take this defiant woman as his own, caress her shapely body, and carry her to the heights of white hot passion...93,500 Words
An enthralling eNovella that combines time-travel, the Scottish Highlands, and a touch of Norse mythology--linking the Daughter of the Glens series with the Warriors series spin-off. When Jeanne MacGhie had nowhere to turn, Eymer Horvesson stepped in with an offer of marriage. He asked for only one favor in return...and now that he's dead, Jeanne will stop at nothing to keep her promise to the young warrior--even though it means turning to the one man she swore she'd never speak to again. Eric MacNicol never expected a cavalier refusal to wed would result in his losing the one thing he truly wanted in life. When a warrior's final request forces him on a cross-country quest with the widow, he must battle his inner demons to make the right decision this time. Only one last gift from a fallen warrior can offer them both a second chance at true love....
It has been prophesied that four men, raised as brothers, will bring Scotland back to glory. The third one will first endure a lesson in humility-and passion. Charlotte is as brave as any Highland warrior, but she can't rescue her father alone. Her sweet face could convince any man to come to her aid, but fate has a funny way of complicating things. For when she is lucky enough to land at the feet of the mighty Bryce MacAlpin, Charlotte is in disguise . . . as Charles. Bryce can afford no distractions on his vital quest to restore Scotland's true king to the throne. It is madness to instead give his help to this desperate urchin- especially after Charlotte's secret comes to light! Now, caught between a growing passion and his dedication to the king, will Bryce turn away from love in order to fulfill his quest? Or will he discover that promising your heart is the bravest mission of all?
ALIEN ASSASSIN! It's Spider-Man's worst nightmare come true: the Incredible Hulk is on a rampage through crowded New York streets, And that's just the beginning of the super hero's trouble. Spider-Man must find a way to work with him to protect a world-famous statesman from assassination. Working with the Hulk is like working with a time bomb about to go off, but that's not the worst part of it. The man they're trying to protect is being stalked by none other than the Super-Skrull--a rope alien warrior who possesses the combined powers of the Fantastic Four!
Three generations of women confront family secrets in this exquisitely wrought debut novel that examines the experience of religious community, the perilous emotional path to adulthood, and the power of sacred rituals to repair damaged bonds between mothers and daughters.<P><P> Michelle Brafman's award-winning short stories and essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Slate, Tablet, Lilith Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and elsewhere. She teaches fiction writing at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland with her husband and two children.
The Washington Adventure is a 4th grade Washington history textbook. The outline for this book is based on the Washington State Social Studies Curriculum and teaches geography, history, economics, and government. The book places the state's historical events in the context of our nation's history.
From the New Deal to the McCarthy era, follow the lives of Blaise Sanford, the newspaper tycoon...his son, Peter, a brilliant liberal editor both fascinated and repelled by the imperial city...Peter's beautiful and self-destructive sister, Enid...her husband, Clay Overbury, a charismatic and ambitious politician...and James Burden Day, the powerful conservative senator.
This revised, updated, and improved edition of the leading high school textbook on Washington State history brings the reader from the earliest known accounts of the region up to the present.
An informative text elaborating on the complex past and present histories of this state along with its starkly different landscapes.
History enthusiasts and admirers of Team of Rivals will rejoice in this magisterial account of the extraordinary Americans who served the nation's first chief executive: Together, they created the presidency for a country disgusted by crowns and the people who would wear them. In 1789, as George Washington became the first president of the United States, the world was all but certain that the American experiment in liberty and representative government would founder. More than a few Americans feared that the world was right. In Washington's Circle, we see how Washington and his trusted advisers, close friends, and devoted family defied the doomsayers to lay the foundation for an enduring constitutional republic. This is a fresh look at an aloof man whose service in the Revolutionary War had already earned him the acclaim of fellow citizens. Washington was easy to revere, if difficult to know. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler reveal Washington's character through his relationship with his inner circle, showing how this unlikely group created the office of the presidency. Here is a story of cooperation, confrontation, triumph, and disappointment, as the president, Congress, and the courts sorted out the limits of executive power, quarreled over funding the government, coped with domestic strife, and faced a world at war while trying to keep their country at peace. Even more, it is a story of remarkable people striving for extraordinary achievements. Many of these characters are familiar as historic icons, but in these pages they act and speak as living individuals: the often irked and frequently irksome John Adams, in the vice presidency; the mercurial Alexander Hamilton, leading the Treasury Department; the brilliant, deceptively cunning Thomas Jefferson, as secretary of state; James Madison, who was Washington's advocate--and his eyes and ears--in Congress; and Washington's old friend and former brother-in-arms Henry Knox, at the administration's beleaguered War Department. Their stories mingle with those of Edmund Randolph, John Jay, Gouverneur Morris, and the others who stood with a self-educated Virginia farmer to forge the presidency into an institution protective of its privileges but respectful of congressional prerogatives. Written with energy, wit, and an eye for vivid detail, Washington's Circle is the fascinating account of the people who met the most formidable challenges of the government's earliest hours with pluck, ability, and enviable resourcefulness. When the world said they would fail, they rolled up their sleeves. This is their story.Advance praise for Washington's Circle "Traditional accounts portray George Washington as a solitary actor in the drama of American nationhood, as chilly and featureless as the marble shaft that dominates his namesake capitol. In fact, he was the intensely human lead in one of history's most colorful, and contentious, ensembles. David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler bring the whole cast to unforgettable life in this character study-cum-group portrait-cum-old-fashioned page-turner. Readers are in for a treat!"--Richard Norton Smith, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller "David and Jeanne Heidler do a superb job of illuminating the remarkable group of talented individuals who undertook an equally remarkable collaboration to found the United States."--Edward G. Lengel, author of General George Washington: A Military Life and director, The Papers of George Washington, University of VirginiaFrom the Hardcover edition.
A vivid, insightful, essential new account of the formative years that shaped a callow George Washington into an extraordinary leader, from the Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Middlekauff.George Washington was famously unknowable, a man of deep passions hidden behind a facade of rigid self-control. Yet before he was a great general and president, Washington was a young man prone to peevishness and a volcanic temper. His greatness as a leader evolved over time, the product of experience and maturity but also a willed effort to restrain his wilder impulses.Focusing on Washington's early years, Robert Middlekauff penetrates his mystique, revealing his all-too-human fears, values, and passions. Rich in psychological detail regarding Washington's temperament, idiosyncrasies, and experiences, this book shows a self-conscious Washington who grew in confidence and experience as a young soldier, businessman, and Virginia gentleman, and who was transformed into a patriot by the revolutionary ferment of the 1760s and '70s. Taking command of an army in constant dire need--of adequate food, weapons, and, at times, even clothing and shoes--Washington displayed incredible persistence and resourcefulness, growing into a leader who both understood and defined the crucial role of the army in the formation of a new American society.Middlekauff makes clear that Washington was at the heart of not just the revolution's course and outcome but also the success of the nation it produced. This is an indispensable book for truly understanding one of America's great figures.From the Hardcover edition.
In 1975,Gourmet magazine published a series on traditional Japanese food --the first of its kind in a major American food magazine -- written by a graduate of the prestigious Yanagihara School of classical cuisine in Tokyo. Today, the author of that groundbreaking series, Elizabeth Andoh, is recognized as the leading English-language authority on the subject. She shares her knowledge and passion for the food culture of Japan in WASHOKU, an authoritative, deeply personal tribute to one of the world's most distinctive culinary traditions. Andoh begins by setting forth the ethos of washoku (traditional Japanese food), exploring its nuanced approach to balancing flavor, applying technique, and considering aesthetics hand-in-hand with nutrition. With detailed descriptions of ingredients complemented by stunning full-color photography, the book's comprehensive chapter on the Japanese pantry is practically a book unto itself. The recipes for soups, rice dishes and noodles, meat and poultry, seafood, and desserts are models of clarity and precision, and the rich cultural context and practical notes that Andoh provides help readers master the rhythm and flow of the washoku kitchen. Much more than just a collection of recipes, WASHOKU is a journey through a cuisine that is rich in history and as handsome as it is healthful. Awards2006 IACP Award WinnerReviews"This extensive volume is clearly intended for the cook serious about Japanese food."--Minneapolis Star Tribune". . . scholarly, yet inspirational . . . a foodie might just sit back and read for sheer enjoyment and edification."--Milwaukee Journal SentinelFrom the Hardcover edition.
Before World War II most Americans did not believe that the average woman could fly professionally, but during the war more than a thousand women pilots proved them wrong. These were the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), who served as military flyers on the home front. In March 1944 one of them, Ann Baumgartner, was assigned to the Fighter Flight Test Branch at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. There she would make history as the only woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman to fly a jet. A WASP among Eagles is the first-person story of how Baumgartner learned to fly, trained as a WASP, and became one of the earliest jet-age pioneers. Flying such planes as the Curtiss A-25 Helldiver, the Lockheed P-38, and the B-29 Superfortress, she was the first woman to participate in a host of experiments, including in-air refueling and flying the first fighter equipped with a pressurized cockpit. But in evaluating the long-awaited turbojet-powered Bell YP-59A, she set a "first" record that would remain unchallenged for ten years.
Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through.
Why are wasps black and yellow? Do all wasps live in groups or hives? What do wasps eat? The answers to these and many other fascinating facts about the remarkable insects can be found in this book.
The Third Volume in the Epic Dark Tower Series...The Waste LandsIn 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scope--crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, 'Salem's Lot, and other familiar King haunts--the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.And the tower awaits....Roland, The Last Gunslinger, moves ever closer to The Dark Tower of his dreams and nightmares--as he crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own. With him are those he has drawn to this world: street-smart Eddie Dean and courageous wheelchair-bound Susannah.Ahead of him are mind-rending revelations about who and what is driving him. Against him is arrayed a swelling legion of foes--both more and less than human....
Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia -- until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT...For decades, the apocalypse and its aftermath have yielded some of the most exciting short stories of all time. From David Brin's seminal "The Postman" to Hugh Howey's "Deep Blood Kettle" and Tananarive Due's prescient "Patient Zero," the end of the world continues to thrill. This companion volume to the critically acclaimed WASTELANDS offers thirty of the finest examples of post-apocalyptic short fiction, with works by:Ann AguirreMegan ArkenbergPaolo BacigalupiChristopher BarzakLauren BeukesDavid BrinOrson Scott CardJunot DíazCory DoctorowTananarive DueToiya Kristen FinleyMilo James FowlerMaria Dahvana HeadleyHugh HoweyKeffy R. M. KehrliJake KerrNancy KressJoe R. LansdaleGeorge R. R. MartinJack McDevittSeanan McGuireMaureen F. McHughD. Thomas MintonRudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling Ramsey ShehadehRobert SilverbergRachel SwirskyGenevieve ValentineJames Van PeltChristie YantAward-winning editor John Joseph Adams has once again assembled a who's who of short fiction, and the result is nothing short of mind-blowing.
Watch and wait are two well known maxims from the world of meditation. Osho responds her to questions on 'Relaxing and Waking Up' and 'The Difference between Instinct and Intuition'.It is the simplicity and personal impact which makes Osho's works so accessible for every reader."In meditation you are not going anywhere. You are simply being here, relaxed, utterly centered in yourself. Everything stops. For this, no "how" is needed."
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