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Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it's an Ultimate Deathmatch! This ain't no table tennis. You're not here to skip rope with your niece. You're here to witness the catastrophically awesome exploits of history's greatest badasses. Not only that, you're here to see what happens when badasses collide, when glory and doom hang in the balance, when two men enter one man leaves. If you dare listen, you'll hear the stories of . . . Cyrus the Great The king who forged the Persian Empire with blood, steel, and a few thousand rampaging camels St. Moses the Black The Patron Saint of Asskickings, who taught bandit thugs a lesson in turning the other cheek The War of Aracau The only successful indigenous resistance to Spanish colonization, led by a Mapuche warrior who strapped blades to his arms after the conquistadors sawed off his hands The Rani of Jhansi The Indian warrior princess who took on the British crown with a sword in each hand and her baby strapped to her back Tango Mike-Mike One lone Green Beret single-handedly rescues an entire Special Forces squad from a pinned-down position deep behind enemy lines in Cambodia The Charge of the Australian Light Horse Eight hundred horsemen armed with bayonets embark on the last great cavalry charge in history, rushing toward trenches filled with machine guns, rifles, and huge bullets
Could a very good football team be more than just a very good football team? Could it be something more? Could it be legendary--not just Hall of Fame legendary but legendary as in the tales of ancient warriors, half-real and half-mythical, who mattered because they inspired people who needed to believe in figures mightier than their mundane selves? Could a football team seize the modern imagination because the days of true legend have long passed? Because we no longer have myths in sport or in life? Because long gone are the days when, as Ken Stabler put it to me, "you played for the name on the front of the jersey, not the name on the back"?
Ceejay has never been pretty or popular, but she knows who she is: she's younger sister to Bobby, the most charming bad boy in town. Bobby's a bit wild, but with his big heart and sense of fun, everybody loves him. And nobody understands Ceejay like Bobby. Now, Ceejay can't wait for Bobby to return home from his tour in Iraq. But then he turns up unannounced and seems to be avoiding his family. And he's so different. His wild streak has become reckless. His sense of fun has become desperate. And seeing this, Ceejay's own tough shell begins to crack. How can she believe in being strong when her hero is broken? As she tries to get Bobby back, Ceejay begins to reexamine her family, her community, and everyone in her life. What she finds is that true strength is not quite what she thought it was. From the Hardcover edition.
THE BLACKMAILED BRIDE Two years ago, Kirsten Cowan had married the richest, meanest man in Texas--for reasons she had to hide from Adam Brand, the man she'd left standing at another altar... Even now, Kirsten had to keep her secret, though she stood accused of her late husband's murder. Even though Adam Brand betrayed his own family to take her into hiding.... Because she knew the love they both felt couldn't be denied--just like the terrible, irreversible truth.... This family was born, bred--and bound to be wed--in Texas!
The first three novels in Shayne's popular miniseries featuring the Brand family of Texas is now available in this volume. In "The Littlest Cowboy, " a newborn baby leads the sheriff to a mysterious woman. In "The Baddest Virgin in Texas, " a little Miss Nice Girl wants to change her image to snare a handsome cowboy. And in "Badlands Bad Boy, " the baddest Brand is shocked to find he actually needs someone.
Why is experienced FBI agent Sarah Roberts starting over as a small-town beat cop? She has to be working undercover. Stuck with the job of training her, police officer Nick Matthews knows exactly who Sarah is spying on: him. If he ever wants to live down his past, he'll train her well, but won't say one word beyond the manual. Yet it is Sarah's past that comes crashing down on them. And trusting his new partner becomes a matter of life and death--and love.
TRINITY STREET WEST RANK HAD ITS PRIVILEGES... But they didn't include getting involved with a subordinate. Police chief Miguel de los Reyes had worked with Sergeant Kit Walker for years, but never this closely. Now he found himself looking for excuses to be near her, to touch her...and to ravish her irresistible mouth with his. All Kit had ever wanted was to be a cop. There was no room in her life for love. But she couldn't deny the racing of her pulse whenever Miguel was near. Still, even if Miguel felt the same about her, it wasn't exactly the wisest career move to fall for the chief of police.
"We need to talk, Officer Roberts." "I have to go. It's a family matter. It has nothing to do with this case, Sergeant." Nick wanted to believe her. The problem was the fear he saw in her dark brown eyes. "What does it have to do with, then?" Sarah looked around uncomfortably. "My sister's... safety. I can't talk about it." "Not here, you mean? Not to me?" She looked him in the eye and he knew something was wrong. "Just trust me-you don't need to know." Nick felt the knife in his back again. Except this petite woman was standing right in front of him. "You're leaving before finishing reports. I'd say I need to know. You may have FBI credentials, but it's my duty to make sure you know how to survive on the streets. And I can assure you a distracted police officer may be a danger to herself and her partner." The silence between them lengthened. Her voice softened. "I wouldn't do that to you." She glanced up at him. "Never."
A blood-chilling true-crime account from former district attorney and New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum. They were just doing their jobs -- serving and protecting -- when the unimaginable happened: Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini became moving targets, ambushed from behind at a Manhattan housing project. Jones lay dead in a pool of his own blood, and Piagentini lived long enough to beg for his life -- before he was riddled with twenty-two bullet holes by members of a deadly hit squad hell-bent on taking out the men and women of law enforcement. Masterfully building suspense on every page, Robert K. Tanenbaum reconstructs the vicious murders of Jones and Piagentini and the manhunt for the suspects, and brings to life his courtroom prosecution of the killers -- revealing the triumphs and failures of America's legal system.
The rescue of a baby badger leads Mandy and James to the discovery of a group involved in the cruel sport of badger baiting. Will the culprits be arrested before the baby badger is released back into the wild?
From the book: * Scientists observed one female badger in Minnesota that had 50 burrows in her territory. In summer, she never slept in the same burrow two days in a row. * River otters can run at speeds of up to 18 miles (29 kilometers) per hour. * Sea otters have the thickest fur of all animals. They have about 650,000 hairs per square inch (6.45 square centimeters) The human scalp may have only about 100,000 hairs. * The markings on the faces of skunks and badgers are not there to make them look cute. They probably serve as a warning to other animals that they may get squirted by smelly musk if they do not stay away. * Female sea otters sometimes adopt orphaned pups and raise them as their own. (Other types of animals, such as rabbits and foxes, make their homes in badger setts (or in parts of setts that are not at that time being used by badgers).
When a woman is killed just before October's full moon-- the Badger's Moon-- villagers suspect that strangers staying at the abbey are to blame, and demand answers, before another woman falls victim to the full-moon killer.
In this first guide, readers can learn about and celebrate the hidden world of the badger Lords and the badger warrior spirit in the world of Redwall.
Love is the most dangerous territory of all Every day, bodyguard Owen Jackson puts his life on the line-and keeps his feelings for Penny Sandoval locked away. Assigned to protect Penny's father, a presidential candidate, Owen can't get emotionally involved. That is, until Penny and her young son, Cruz, are abducted and taken deep into the California badlands. Owen knows the bleak territory from his childhood. Worse, he knows the gang leader making ransom demands-his own brother, Shane. When a terrified Penny escapes into the desert with Cruz, Owen has to save her: from the elements and from the gang in close pursuit. Owen has hidden the darkness in his past from Penny. Now his only chance of keeping her alive is to let her see the man he really is-even if it means losing the only woman he'll ever want.
Located dangerously near the Cardassian border, the unstable region of space known as the Badlands has long been a hazard to interstellar navigation, characterized by violent plasma storms and other even stranger phenomena. Many starships have faced destruction there, including at least two incarnations of the Starship Enterprise .... James T. Kirk braves the perils of the Badlands to confront a Romulan Bird of Prey that has entered Federation space in pursuit of a fleeing smuggler. But trespassing Romulans may be the least of Kirk's problems when the mysterious forces at work in the Badlands threaten both his ship and his crew! A generation later, Jean-Luc Picard faces the same phantom menace when he commands his Enterprise into the Badlands on a mission vital to Federation-Cardassian relations. With Will Riker's life on the line, and the entire ship in jeopardy, it's up to Lieutenant Commander Data to determine the true nature of the Badlands' hidden danger!
Located perilously near the Cardassian border, the turbulent region of space known as the Badlands has been an interstellar hazard to navigation for at least two generations. Many starships have been lost amidst its violent plasma storms, but the true danger may only be beginning! Before she began her historic sojourn in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Kathryn Janeway led the U.S.S. Voyager into the Badlands in pursuit of a renegade Maquis vessel. There she encountered the same threatening and inexplicable phenomena that had previously endangered both Kirk and Picard. Now, detoured from her mission by an urgent Cardassian distress call, Janeway finally uncovers the origin of the hidden menace! Armed with Janeway's hard-won knowledge, Captain Benjamin Sisko must deal with the exposed threat once and for all. But first the U.S.S. Defiant must battle both the Dominion and the Romulan Empire for control of an unleashed power source that could devastate the entire Alpha Quadrant!
Shooting a bandit was reporter Hallie Wainwright's introduction to the Wild West, where she'd traveled with a bevy of mail-order brides. But it was the more intimate "hello" in the arms of Cooper DeWitt that sent her heart racing--and made it all the more difficult for her to tell the brawny plainsman that she wasn't the woman he'd sent for.... When she jumped from the stage, shining with true grit and spewing tall tales, Cooper DeWitt thought he just might have struck gold. Raised with the Sioux, Cooper needed a wife who could brave the frontier and corral his restless heart. The problem was, his would-be bride had no intention of marrying him!
HITCHED! Bad Man Wanted! Xan Harrington wanted a man who'd love her for herself rather than her fortune. Fate had brought her to the Bad River. Or, more accurately, she had thrown a dart at her map of the U.S.A. and where it had landed she had followed: the Badlands were as good a place as any to find a husband. She figured that she'd know on sight the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with; so she'd placed an advertisement in the local paper--Bad Man Wanted For A Husband!--and Judd Coltrain had walked into her life. With his deep, sexy drawl and rugged good looks, Xan knew she'd found the perfect man to be the father of her children. But was Judd the simple rancher he seemed? Or would Xan live to regret the day she became a Bad man's bride?
A fiery desert flower and an irresistible cowboy steam up the Wild, Wild West in Adrianne Wood's rip-roaring romantic debut. Lily Highfill has spent eight years in Colorado, exiled from her wealthy, high-society Boston family. With a long-awaited invitation to return home finally in hand, she's doing all she can to secure her betrothal to a charming and cultured gentleman. But with just a few weeks left at her grandfather's fossil expedition, a rugged and handsome stranger rides in on horseback, stirring up trouble . . . and excavating a place for himself in her heart. Free-spirited journalist Mason Donnelly came to the frontier to cure his writers' block, unaware the badlands offered such tempting distractions. Lily is as breathtaking as a Western sunset. But she's also as delicate as a bowie knife. The more Mason digs up about the suspicious bone-hunters she works for, the more the feisty heiress derails his plans. If he exposes the priceless secrets hidden deep in the desert, will he lose his only chance with the sensuous diamond in the rough?
"Mine might have been a simple, pretty story, if not for the wolves. In late July, they emerged from the foothills . . ." In this gripping memoir of a young man, a wolf, their parallel lives and ultimate collision, Bryce Andrews describes life on the remote, windswept Sun Ranch in southwest Montana. The Sun's twenty thousand acres of rangeland occupy a still-wild corner of southwest Montana--a high valley surrounded by mountain ranges and steep creeks with portentous names like Grizzly, Dead Man, and Bad Luck. Just over the border from Yellowstone National Park, the Sun holds giant herds of cattle and elk amid many predators--bears, mountain lions, and wolves. In lyrical, haunting language, Andrews recounts marathon days and nights of building fences, riding, roping, and otherwise learning the hard business of caring for cattle, an initiation that changes him from an idealistic city kid into a skilled ranch hand. But when wolves suddenly begin killing the ranch's cattle, Andrews has to shoulder a rifle, chase the pack, and do what he'd hoped he would never have to do. Badluck Way is about transformation and complications, about living with dirty hands every day. It is about the hard choices that wake us at night and take a lifetime to reconcile. Above all, Badluck Way celebrates the breathtaking beauty of wilderness and the satisfaction of hard work on some of the harshest, most beautiful land in the world. Called "an important meditation on what it means to share space and breathe the same air as truly wild animals" (Tom Groneberg, author of The Secret Life of Cowboys), Badluck Way is the memorable story of one young man's rebirth in the crucible of the West's timeless landscape, a place at the center of the heart's geography, savage and gorgeous in equal measure.
Badminton may be known as a relaxing backyard game, but as the world's fastest racquet sport, it is action packed, thrilling, and very demanding.
"Players clocking shuttlecocks at speeds of 200 miles per hour, new scoring rules, and nonstop action make badminton one of the fastest racket sports in the world. With Badminton: Steps to Success you will learn the skills and tactics to excel at the highest level." "Through detailed, fully illustrated instruction, you will develop precision, power, and finesse as you use this step-by-step guide to master serves, forehands, backhands, clears, drop shots, smashes, drives, and more." "Badminton: Steps to Success also breaks down common errors players make and provides corrective techniques to pinpoint problems and improve execution. Over 100 drills will further enforce correct technique, with designated drills for tactical practice, conditioning, and teamwork for doubles play."--BOOK JACKET.
Little Wolf and his brother Smellybreff get a lesson in Badness from Mom and Dad.
On an animal-collecting expedition in the Cameroons, assisted by a pack of English Afro-philes and a pack of mongrel dogs, Durrell captures everything from flying mice to booming squirrels.
Set in Boston on New Year's Day 1965, the body of George Sedgewick is discovered on a snow-covered runway at Logan Airport, brutally murdered.
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