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Above the Law

by J. F. Freedman

When a federal drug bust goes awry, Luke Garrison must investigate a baffling government cover-up<P> In a remote region of the California hills, Mexican drug lord Reynaldo Juarez has built a fortress, complete with a landing strip long enough for a Boeing 737. He has planned the biggest deal of his long and dangerous career: a $100 million cocaine buy that will make him a legend. With the DEA waiting in the hills, the Feds storm the Juarez compound. Four agents end up dead and the drug lord is shot through the skull. In the aftermath of the disastrous raid, former Santa Barbara District Attorney Luke Garrison is tasked with finding the shooter who killed Reynaldo. He will discover that a strange conspiracy, replete with a sinister cover-up, lies behind the assault on the kingpin's compound. Going up against the DEA is a fearsome prospect, but fearlessness is all that Luke has left.

Above the Law (Casey Jordan #2)

by Tim Green

Readers last saw Casey Jordan in The Letter of the Law, where she defended her law professor for the grisly murder of a student only to discover he was guilty. After, Casey left her high-powered practice and wealthy husband and opened a legal aid clinic. When an illegal Mexican immigrant is shot on a ranch outside Dallas, it makes the news, not because of the immigrant, but because of the shooter, Senator Tucker Dean. It looks like a hunting accident, and the well-loved young Senator spins the disaster artfully with his tearful press conference. . . until the sister in law of the victim steps forward with another tale. The senator's wife was regularly visiting the victim, so Casey theorizes he was shot by the husband for revenge. When INS takes the victim's daughter away and tries to deport his wife, it looks like a cover-up of epic proportions. Casey approaches the D.A.'s office with information, only to discover that no prosecutor will take on this case. The senator is powerful and on track for a presidential nomination in a few years, so no one wants to tangle with him. Casey is determined to see the truth come out. If the state won't prosecute a murderer, she will sue him in civil court on behalf of the mother. But this popular senator is wily, vindictive, and dangerous. What will happen to Casey when she goes up against a man who seems above the law?

Above the Veil (The Seventh Tower, Book 4)

by Garth Nix

Prepare to fight. The Underfolk are restless. For a long time, they have kept quiet, occupying the lower levels of the; Castle. But now they are going to be heard... Tal and Mille are no longer alone in their quest for the truth about their world. They have been joined by Crow, a rebel: Underfolk, and his band of conspirators.: They know many secrets about the Castle--and are on the verge of uncovering the greatest secret of all. The darkness is growing deeper. The shadows are growing stronger. And Tal and Milla are in greater danger than ever before.

Above Us Only Sky

by Marion Winik

From the book: There are writers who make you laugh yourself silly, writers who make you weep, writers who make you think more deeply about your life and your world. As NPR listeners and Marion Winik fans know, this sparkling, high-energy essayist does all three. Whether she is regaling us with stories about parenting her brood of children and stepchildren ages four to seventeen, recounting poignant stories of her childhood-or juicier ones from her adulthood-Winik's newest offering is a treat for dedicated fans and new readers alike.

Abra Cadaver

by James Tucker

A new prescription for suspense: Take the medical chills of Robin Cook. Add the criminal thrills of Elmore Leonard. And ... Abra Cadaver Real-life doctor James Tucker unveils the anatomy of crime--in the most original medical thriller of the year. When a body turns up in the Allegheny River, it's rushed to the Pittsburgh coroner's office for an autopsy. But something's wrong--the person died of natural causes and has already been embalmed. So how did the corpse end up in the river? A year later, Dr. Jack Merlin, a dedicated young surgeon, makes another shocking discovery. The body currently being dissected in the gross anatomy lab at Pittsburgh University Medical Center is his roommate, who went missing months earlier. No foul play had been suspected. But now ... As an amateur magician, Dr. Merlin knows a little bit about disappearing acts. This one is a killer. He'll have to use all his skills--in medicine and magic--to find the truth. And stay alive...

Abracadabra Alakazam

by Jean-Pierre Dorleac

A delightfully wicked, two-part comic mystery caper revolving around an alluring but unpredictable heroine named Glenna Flanning.

Abracadabra! It's Alive!

by Peter Lerangis

When the Abracadabra Club visits the Museum of Natural History, Jessica, Max, Selena, and Quincy learn about the dinosaurs that died out in the Great Extinction. But what if all the dinosaurs didn't become extinct? What if one of them is still alive today -- and roaming the halls of Rebus Elementary School? Impossible? Maybe not ...

Abracadaver (Sergeant Cribb #3)

by Peter Lovesey

Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray prove themselves among Scotland Yard's finest as they pursue the trail of a mysterious and vicious criminal through the riotous music halls of nineteenth-century London. Performers have been falling victim to a series of bizarre and humiliating practical jokes perpetrated during performances. But no one is laughing the night a young woman is murdered during her disappearing act at the Paragon Music Hall. Cribb and Thackeray go undercover to investigate . . .

Abraham

by David Rosenberg

The world's three largest faiths all find a common root in one man: Abraham. Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a man whose whole life, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the Sumerian culture that produced him. Abraham is a brilliant literary excavation of the ancient cultures from which our modern world has grown.

Abraham

by Bruce Feiler

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, "Can the religions get along?" one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better understand our common patriarch. Traveling in war zones, climbing through caves and ancient shrines, and sitting down with the world's leading religious minds, Feiler uncovers fascinating, little-known details of the man who defines faith for half the world. Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner. Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves.

Abraham and Sarah: The Long Journey

by Roberta Kells Dorr

novel about the journey of Biblical characters, Abraham and Sarah.

Abraham in Arms

by Ann M. Little

In 1678, the Puritan minister Samuel Nowell preached a sermon he called "Abraham in Arms," in which he urged his listeners to remember that "Hence it is no wayes unbecoming a Christian to learn to be a Souldier." The title of Nowell's sermon was well chosen. Abraham of the Old Testament resonated deeply with New England men, as he embodied the ideal of the householder-patriarch, at once obedient to God and the unquestioned leader of his family and his people in war and peace. Yet enemies challenged Abraham's authority in New England: Indians threatened the safety of his household, subordinates in his own family threatened his status, and wives and daughters taken into captivity became baptized Catholics, married French or Indian men, and refused to return to New England.In a bold reinterpretation of the years between 1620 and 1763, Ann M. Little reveals how ideas about gender and family life were central to the ways people in colonial New England, and their neighbors in New France and Indian Country, described their experiences in cross-cultural warfare. Little argues that English, French, and Indian people had broadly similar ideas about gender and authority. Because they understood both warfare and political power to be intertwined expressions of manhood, colonial warfare may be understood as a contest of different styles of masculinity. For New England men, what had once been a masculinity based on household headship, Christian piety, and the duty to protect family and faith became one built around the more abstract notions of British nationalism, anti-Catholicism, and soldiering for the Empire.Based on archival research in both French and English sources, court records, captivity narratives, and the private correspondence of ministers and war officials, Abraham in Arms reconstructs colonial New England as a frontier borderland in which religious, cultural, linguistic, and geographic boundaries were permeable, fragile, and contested by Europeans and Indians alike.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

by Shai Held

Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, impassioned theologian, and prominent activist who participated in the black civil rights movement and the campaign against the Vietnam War. He has been hailed as a hero, honored as a visionary, and endlessly quoted as a devotional writer. In this sympathetic, yet critical, examination, Shai Held elicits the overarching themes and unity of Heschel's incisive and insightful thought. Focusing on the idea of transcendence--or the movement from self-centeredness to God-centeredness--Held puts Heschel into dialogue with contemporary Jewish thinkers, Christian theologians, devotional writers, and philosophers of religion.

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

by Bruce Feiler

When the world is asking "Can the religions get along?" Abraham stands as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. He holds the key to our deepest fears-and our possible reconciliation.

Abraham Lincoln

by Thomas Keneally

Concise biography.

Abraham Lincoln

by Brian Lamb Susan Swain C-Span

In a handsome, gift-quality volume celebrating the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth, America's top Lincoln historians offer their diverse perspectives on the life and legacy of America's sixteenth president. Spanning Lincoln's life-from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America's most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865-these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader. Edited by C-SPAN's Brian Lamb and Susan Swain, illustrated with Lamb's photographs of Lincoln landmarks, and promoted throughout the year on C-SPAN,Abraham Lincolnis a wonderful compendium of information and deeply-informed analysis that deserves a prominent place on every bookshelf.

Abraham Lincoln

by Elton Trueblood

Many have explored the deep wisdom Abraham Lincoln modeled in his leadership during the Civil War; and still others have debated Lincoln's ambiguous religious identity. But in this classic book on spiritual leadership Elton Trueblood reveals that it was precisely Lincoln's religious convictions that shaped his leadership. America's preeminent theologian Reinhold Niebuhr considered Lincoln his hero in both statecraft and religion. Here Trueblood explains why. Only Lincoln's religious convictions explain how the President combined moral resoluteness and a shrewd ability to compromise; how he manifested certainty in committing troops to defend the promise of liberty while not succumbing to the traps of self-righteousness or triumphalism; how he could be both certain in the rightness of his cause in the face of horrible consequences to his decisions and a deep humility and openness to receiving help and insight from others. All leaders will gain deep wisdom and needed insight in these rich meditations on one of the most unique and effective leaders of all time.

Abraham Lincoln

by Terence Ball

Abraham Lincoln occupies a unique place in the American pantheon. Symbol, sage, myth and martyr, he is an American icon - Honest Abe and The Great Emancipator, a Janus-faced demigod sculpted in marble. But this is the post-assassination Lincoln. During his lifetime Lincoln elicited very different reactions. The writings and speeches presented in this scholarly edition illuminate Lincoln as a political thinker in the context of his own time and political situation. Opening with a concise yet rich introduction, the texts that follow are complete and carefully edited, with extensive annotation and footnotes to provide a clearer insight into Lincoln the man, the politician and political thinker. His views on race and slavery, on secession and civil war and on the contradiction (as his saw it) between the Declaration of Independence ('all men are created equal') and the original Constitution (which condones slavery) are laid out in Lincoln's own well-crafted words.

Abraham Lincoln

by Thomas Keneally

The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished birth through his education and presidency. From the development of his political philosophy to his troubled family life and his actions during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.

Abraham Lincoln

by Brian Lamb Susan Swain C-Span

In this beautifully designed volume, America's top Lincoln historians offer a diverse array of perspectives on the life and legacy of America's sixteenth president. Spanning Lincoln's life-from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America's most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865-these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader. Extras include a timeline of Lincoln's life, brief biographies of the 56 contributors, and Lincoln's most famous speeches.

Abraham Lincoln

by Carl Sandburg Roy Basler

This volume presents nearly 250 of Lincoln's most important speeches, state papers, and letters in their entirety. Here are not only the masterpieces-the Gettysburg Address, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican Convention Speech, the Emancipation Proclamation-but hundreds of lesser-known gems. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was "not just the greatest writer among our Presidents . . . but the most telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and it's never been cleaner than in this comprehensive edition.

Abraham Lincoln

by Brian Lamb Susan Swain C-Span

In this beautifully designed volume, America's top Lincoln historians offer a diverse array of perspectives on the life and legacy of America's sixteenth president. Spanning Lincoln's life-from his early career as a Springfield lawyer, to his presidential reign during one of America's most troubled historical periods, to his assassination in 1865-these essays, developed from original C-SPAN interviews, provide a compelling, composite portrait of Lincoln, one that offers up new stories and fresh insights on a defining leader. Extras include a timeline of Lincoln's life, brief biographies of the 56 contributors, and Lincoln's most famous speeches.

Abraham Lincoln, a Man for All the People: A Ballad

by Myra Cohn Livingston

"A man for all the people, A man who stood up tall, Abe Lincoln spoke of justice And liberty for all." This book includes brief quotes from several speeches, and a nice reference section. Need a book for a book report? This could be it! Other books by this author are available in this library.

Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom

by Howard Jones

In Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom, Howard Jones explores the relationship between President Lincoln's wartime diplomacy and his interrelated goals of forming a more perfect Union and abolishing slavery. From the outset of the Civil War, Lincoln's central purpose was to save the Union by defeating the South on the battlefield. No less important was his need to prevent a European intervention that would have facilitated the South's move for independence. Lincoln's goal of preserving the Union, however, soon evolved into an effort to form a more perfect Union, one that rested on the natural rights principles of the Declaration of Independence and thus necessitated emancipation.Howard Jones is University Research Professor in the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He is the author of numerous books, including Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy which provided the historical basis for the movie Amistad.

Abraham Lincoln & Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship

by Russell Freedman

From the author of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, carefully researched account of two surprisingly parallel lives and how they intersected at a critical moment in U.S. history. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were both selftaught, both great readers and believers in the importance of literacy, both men born poor who by their own efforts reached positions of power and prominence--Lincoln as president of the United States and Douglass as the most famous and influential African American of his time. Though their meetings were few and brief, their exchange of ideas helped to end the Civil War, reunite the nation, and abolish slavery. Bibliography, source notes, index.

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