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It has all the makings of a glorious day--the Black has just won the America's Cup! But the fruits of victory quickly sour when it is learned that the Black's challenger, shying at a shadow on the track, has suffered a fatal fall. Now, the Black himself is hobbled by a fear of shadows, a problem that could end his brilliant racing career. Will the Black become the next victim if he is not cured of his fright?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Black Storm was born for greatness. Sired by the Black Stallion, champion of all race horses, Storm is everything that a race horse should be-strong and fast, brave and proud. But Storm is also very difficult to handle, and his wild, unruly nature makes him a misfit at Hopeful Farm. Though everyone else has given up on the unpredictable colt, young jockey Alec Ramsay continues to believe in Storm. Confident that Storm has it in his blood to be a champion steeplechaser, he believes that the speed of the race and the dangerous jumps will provide the perfect challenge for this daring horse. But during their first steeplechase race together, Storm throws Alec, and the horse is soon on the verge of losing his place at the farm. Storm's trainer, Henry, has had enough of the colt's violent mood swings. He makes it clear that Alec is wasting his time-and possibly risking his life. When Alec stubbornly persists in defending Storm, Henry threatens to sell the horse to any taker. With mounting bills and barn help in short supply, every lost race is plunging the struggling farm deeper in debt. Now Alec must convince Henry to allow him one more race with Storm-one more chance for the Black Stallion's Steeplechaser to prove himself a winner. And one more chance to help save Hopeful Farm . . . steven farley is the son of Walter Farley, the man who started the tradition with the best-loved horse story of all time, The Black Stallion. A freelance writer based in' Manhattan, he travels frequently, especially to places where he can enjoy riding, diving, and son-ing. Mr. Farley is also the author of The Black Stallion s Shadow.
Bonfire, the Black Stallion's colt who is a champion harness racer, is in training for the biggest race of his career: the Hambletonian. But a routine practice race turns disastrous in a collision of wood, metal, horses, and jockeys. Bonfire escapes unharmed, but is spooked and refuses to race. Alec Ramsey, the owner of the Black, witnesses the crash and is determined to see that Bonfire follow in the winning footsteps of his world-famous sire.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A violet ring slipped free of the alien spaceship. It spun on its axis twice, like a coin on a tabletop, and then rushed toward them.
Diane Lee Wilson is the author of "Black Storm Comin', " a "Booklist" Editors' Choice, a "VOYA" Top Shelf Fiction Pick and a "Book Links" Lasting Connection, and "Firehorse," which received a starred review in "Booklist, " a "Booklist" Top Ten Mystery/Suspense for Youth, and a winner of the ALA Amelia Bloomer Project. She has always ridden horses and has an extensive collection of horse books in her home in Escondido, California.
From the bestselling author of Tomahawk and China Sea, a heart-stopping thriller of Marine Corps special operations-the men whose bravery and sacrifice brought victory in the desert. Six days before America invades Iraq, Saddam Hussein issues an ultimatum: if coalition forces cross the border, he will turn Israel into "a crematorium." Belatedly realizing how far Saddam's weapons program has progressed, U.S. intelligence agencies suspect he's concealing either a crude nuclear device or missiles loaded with lethal chemical or biologic agents. A quickly assembled marine reconnaissance team gets the assignment for Operation signal Mirror. In the four days left before the ground war begins, Gunnery Sergeant Marcus Gault and his marine-army-navy team must land in Iraq, locate Saddam's ultimate deterrent, and target it for destruction with U.S. cruise missiles. After a terrifying helicopter insertion, the team moves like shadows across a mobilized and blacked-out Iraq-- toward Baghdad, and a rendezvous with a mysterious resistance member called "Shamir." Captured and tortured by Iraqi intelligence en route, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lenson, the targeting officer, must decide whether the secret he carries is worth the life of his teammates-- and his own. But even as the remnants of the team reach their objective, they discover that bombing it would unleash a horror more terrifying than they ever imagined. Now what's left of Urban Assault Team 12-four U.S. Marines, a U.S. Army biological warfare scientist, a British commando, and a Navy Tomahawk officer-- will have to deal with the situation themselves.
Edward Abbey's first love was to write fiction, and as so many of his friends pointed out, "Black Sun" was his own personal favorite book. It contains some of his most lyrical writing, and it is unusually gentle and introspective for him.
Includes an afterword by the author. Harry Crosby was the godson of J. P. Morgan and a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Living in Paris in the twenties and directing the Black Sun Press, which published James Joyce among others, Crosby was at the center of the wild life of the lost generation. Drugs, drink, sex, gambling, the deliberate derangement of the senses in the pursuit of transcendent revelation: these were Crosby's pastimes until 1929, when he shot his girlfriend, the recent bride of another man, and then himself. Black Sun is novelist and master biographer Geoffrey Wolff's subtle and striking picture of a man who killed himself to make his life a work of art.
Black Sun Reich: Part One of three in The Spear of Destiny, the first novel in a new steampunk, horror, alternate history, action-adventure series set in a 1920s where the Nazis have begun their subjugation of the world using the occult, advanced science, and a holy relic with awesome powers.
Priest, Adept, Apprentice, Sorcerer - together they must challenge the soul-devouring darkness invading the human lands...
In a race to kill the Super Bowl spectators, an American vet and PLO accomplices are pitted against the FBI and an Israeli agent.
"African Americans have lived in Texas for more than four hundred years - longer than in any other region of the United States. Beginning with the arrival of the first African American in 1528, Alwyn Barr, in Black Texans, examines the African American experience in Texas during the periods of exploration and colonization, slavery, Reconstruction, the struggle to retain the freedoms gained, the twentieth-century urban experience, and the modern civil rights movement. Barr discusses each period of African-American history in terms of politics, violence, and legal status; labor and economic status; education; and social life." "Black Texans includes the history of the buffalo soldiers and the cowboys on Texas cattle drives, along with the achievements of notable African-American individuals in Texas history, from Estevan the explorer through legislator Norris Wright Cuney and boxer Jack Johnson to state senator Barbara Jordan. Barr carries the story up to the present day in this second edition, which includes a new preface, a new chapter on the years 1970-95, and a revised index."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Black Theatre USA, Volume 2: Plays by African Americans, The Recent Period 1935-Today (Revised and Expanded Edition)by James V. Hatch Ted Shine
This book is a collection of different plays by renowned Afro American writers.
fairy tales retold for adults, from satire to dark fantasy. This is the second in a series of collections.
This collaboration by two writers who lived in Baltimore concerns Edgar Allan Poe.
Jayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets now stands as a classic.With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and women who rarely register in our literature, Phillips writes stories that lay bare their suffering and joy. Here are the abused and the abandoned, the violent and the passive, the impoverished and the disenfranchised who populate the small towns and rural byways of the country. A patron of the arts reserves his fondest feeling for the one man who wants it least. A stripper, the daughter of a witch, escapes from poverty into another kind of violence. A young girl during the Depression is caught between the love of her crazy father and the no less powerful love of her sorrowful mother. These are great American stories that have earned a privileged place in our literature.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Black Tooth Grinis the first biography of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the Texas-bred guitarist of the heavy metal band Pantera, who was murdered onstage in 2004 by a deranged fan-24 years to the day after John Lennon met a similar fate. Darrell Abbott began as a Kiss-inspired teenage prodigy who won dozens of local talent contests. With his brother, drummer Vinnie Abbott, he formed Pantera, becoming one of the most popular bands of the '90s and selling millions of albums to an intensely devoted fan base. While the band's music was aggressive, "Dime" was outgoing, gregarious, and adored by everyone who knew him. From Pantera's heyday to their implosion following singer Phil Anselmo's heroin addiction to Darrell's tragic end,Black Tooth Grinis a moving portrait of a great artist.
Vidocq! Master of disguise and chief of a newly created plainclothes police force, Vidocq is a man whose name sends terror rippling through the Parisian underworld of 1818--and the inconsequential life of Hector Carpentier is violently shaken when Vidocq storms into it. A former medical student living in his mother's Latin Quarter boardinghouse, Hector finds himself dragged into a dangerous mystery surrounding the fate of the dauphin, the ten-year-old son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette presumed to have suffered a cruel death years earlier in Paris's dreaded Temple. But the truth of what happened may be even more shocking--and it will fall to an aimless young man and the most feared detective in Paris to see justice done for a frightened little boy in a black tower . . . no matter what the cost.
Just recovered from a grave illness, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called to the bedside of an elderly priest. When Dalgliesh arrives, Father Baddeley is dead. Is it merely his own brush with mortality that causes Dalgliesh to sense the shadow of death about to fall once more? "Splendid, macabre," wrote the London Sunday Telegraph. "The Black Tower is a masterpiece," the London Sunday Times concurred.
At the eerie Hunt mansion, Herculeah Jones has been reading aloud to Lionus Hunt, an elderly stroke victim who can only communicate by blinking his eyes (once for yes, twice for no). Mr. Hunt seems to be trying to tell Herculeah something, but his gruff nurse won't allow her to ask any questions. What is Mr. Hunt trying to say? Is it related to a murder that took place in the mansions black tower years ago? And who is the creepy old lady who lives in the mansion? Herculeah's friend Meat thinks she may be asking for trouble, but Herculeah Jones won't quit until she gets to the bottom of this mystery.
The Black Tower is a 350 page science fantasy novel first published in 1988 and written by the established science fiction Writer Richard A. Lupoff. This work is the first book in a series planned by Philip Jose Farmer and written by various authors. The concept of this series is typical of Farmer's science fiction; an alien race with super powers has created the Dungeon, a time Nexis, that they use to entrap beings from assorted worlds and manipulate them in nefarious ways. Bantam Spectra's summary reads as follows: Plunging into a vast prison that spans a planet, Clive Foliott faces a fantastic world of dwarves, cyborgs and aliens unlike anything he has ever imagined. It is a multi-leveled collection of beings from the hidden folds of time and space. Trapped somewhere inside is Neville Foliott, Clive's twin brother, and no creature in the Dungeon will stop Clive from finding him! THE BLACK TOWER by Richard A. Lupoff, Nebula Award Nominee
Book Three of a New Series of Wild Cards
"Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity, Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a Lesbian, a feminist, a visionary; poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity. Her rhythms and accents have the timelessness of a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America, beyond the North American earth, to Abomey and the Dahomeyan Amazons. These are poems nourished in an oral tradition, which also blaze and pulse on the page, beneath the reader's eye." -Adrienne Rich
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