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This passionate yet balanced narrative explores every facet of the Titanic's history, including her spectacular conception in an Irish shipyard and the ambitious modern-day attempts to salvage her. The familiar story of the RMS Titanic-from her encounter with an iceberg to her demise some three hours later, taking with her more than fifteen hundred people-still looms large in the popular imagination, and in Daniel Butler's as well. He studied the Titanic's history for thirty years, intensively compiling facts about the disaster and the players involved (from Captain Smith and his crew to the ill-fated third-class passengers). He even made the startling discovery of a nearby ship that ignored the Titanic's distress call because the shipmates were afraid to awaken their captain. Drawn from primary sources and period accounts, this new narrative puts the disaster into historical context and serves as an essential resource for scholars of Titanic lore.
Unsinkable is the definitive memoir by film legend and Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds. Actress, comedienne, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds shares the highs and lows of her life as an actress during Hollywood's Golden Age, anecdotes about her lifelong friendship with Elizabeth Taylor and her experiences as the foremost collector of Hollywood memorabilia, and intimate details of her marriages and family life with her children, Carrie and Todd Fisher. A story of heartbreak, hope, and survival, "America's Sweetheart" Debbie Reynolds picks up where she left off in her first memoir, Debbie: My Life. Unsinkable is illustrated with previously unpublished photos from Reynolds's personal collection.
From bestseller to death-dealer London's Plumtree Press has a world-class bestseller of a novel. And the sequel is earmarked to get this old family firm out of the red. But its anonymous author, known to Plumtree only as "Arthur," has apparently vanished, leaving the crucial last five chapters undelivered. Alex already knows they reveal the identity of the characters who smuggled British children to America during World War II. But, of course, this is fiction. So when a lead critic previews the book as a nonfiction exposé, Alex is shocked. Even more so when the critic is murdered. . . and Alex finds himself the target of a ruthless hunt for the manuscript and bizarre attempts on his life. Ducking newshounds, government officials, and the sniping of jealous publishers, Alex knows only one thing: If he can't find Arthur and untangle the truth, his next season's list may be a posthumous one.
Discover the startling truth behind history's most puzzling mysteries. Why did the Pharaohs build the pyramids? Was there really a King Arthur? Why did Mayan civilization collapse? Could the Titanic have been saved? Did Hitler murder his own niece? Any many more!
A machine can be built to do any accurately described job better than any man. The superiority of a man is that he can do an unexpected, undescribed, and emergency job... provided he hasn't been especially trained to be a machine.
A regular Dr. Dolittle, Glee Granger adores animals. For the past eight years she's taught and loved a young gorilla named Sema. Now the zoo that owns the creature wants custody, and Glee must surrender Sema to a captive environment. But this will change both their lives in unspeakable ways . . . won't it? 336 pages, softcover from WestBow.
The compelling story of Bathsheba and David as told by award-winning author Francine Rivers. Readers will see the familiar biblical account unfold in a whole new light through the eyes of Bathsheba. This timeless story has contemporary meaning for today's readers. A study on the biblical text is included for personal or group study.
"Of all the many problems facing college football, the most severe by far is the shocking number of rape cases involving athletes. And, as Luther makes abundantly clear in this impeccably researched volume, those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg, thanks to the contagion of cover-ups instigated by coaches and university officials, often with the support of police . . . Most important, Luther devotes part two of her book to changing the playbook, offering specific suggestions like "fire people" and "hire women" that throw down a gauntlet to those in power. Unsportsmanlike Conduct is not always easy to read-the text necessarily relies on numerous statistics and detailed summaries of court cases-but, nevertheless, it is almost certainly the most important sports book of the year."-- Booklist Starred Review"Highly relevant, hard-hitting, much-needed information that reveals the widespread existence of rape by sports players on college campuses."--Kirkus Reviews"We as a society owe a great debt to Jessica Luther. She has spent the last several years of her professional life dedicated primarily to reporting on the epidemic of sexual assault in college sports-football in particular. Her debut book Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape, published on Dave Zirin's "Edge of Sports" imprint at Akashic Books, isn't simply a tell-all; she has rewritten the playbook for collegiate sports culture, giving survivors and supporters a reason to be hopeful about rooting for our teams without further sacrificing who we are."-- The EstablishmentThe latest from Akashic's Edge of Sports imprint.Football teams create playbooks, in which they draw up the plays they will use on the field. Playbooks are how teams work and why they win. This book is about a different kind of playbook: the one coaches, teams, universities, police, communities, the media, and fans seem to follow whenever a college football player is accused of sexual assault. It's a deep dive into how different institutions--the NCAA, athletic departments, universities, the media--run the same plays over and over again when these stories break. If everyone runs his play well, scrutiny dies down quickly, no institution ever has to change how it operates, and the evaporation of these cases into nothingness looks natural. In short, this playbook is why nothing ever changes.Unsportsmanlike Conduct unpacks this societal playbook piece by piece, and not only advocates that we destroy the old plays, but also suggests we replace them with ones that will force us to finally do something about this issue.Political sportswriter and Edge of Sports imprint curator Dave Zirin (the Nation) has never shied away from criticizing that which die-hard sports fans hold dear. The Edge of Sports titles will address issues across many different sports-football, basketball, swimming, tennis, etc.-and at both the professional and nonprofessional/collegiate levels. Furthermore, Zirin brings to the table select stories of athletes' journeys and what they are facing and how they evolve both in their sport as well as against the greater backdrop of one's life's odyssey.
Carina Lockett is tough--she lives only for her ranch and daughter. So when her girl is kidnapped and the cattle demanded as ransom, Carina stands to lose everything! She needs the best there is to help her, and that's Penn McClure--a mysterious, darkly handsome cowboy. . . . Penn is hell-bent on revenge, and Carina's cattle will lead him to it. As they ride the trail together, they share more than a passion for justice--Penn has made Carina feel like a woman again. But with all that's at stake, can she save her legacy and tame his heart?
A woman of breeding falls for a man of no standing in this irresistible historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley.
In the tradition of A Whole New Mind and The War of Art, graffiti artist and corporate thought leader, Erik Wahl explores the power of creativity to achieve superior performance.Somehow we've come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few: the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is creativity is in all of us and re-discovering it is the key to unlocking your fullest potential. Unthink is a book that pushes us beyond our traditional thought patterns. Unthink is a book that will inspire everyone to realize that we are capable of so much more than we have pre-conditioned for. Creativity is not in one special place--and it is not in one special person. Creativity is everywhere and in everyone who has the courage to unleash their creative genius.
The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future: This was the firm conclusion of a top-secret CIA analysis issued in October 1978. One hundred days later the shah--despite his massive military, fearsome security police, and superpower support was overthrown by a popular and largely peaceful revolution. But the CIA was not alone in its myopia, as Charles Kurzman reveals in this penetrating work; Iranians themselves, except for a tiny minority, considered a revolution inconceivable until it actually occurred. Revisiting the circumstances surrounding the fall of the shah, Kurzman offers rare insight into the nature and evolution of the Iranian revolution and into the ultimate unpredictability of protest movements in general. As one Iranian recalls, "The future was up in the air. " Through interviews and eyewitness accounts, declassified security documents and underground pamphlets, Kurzman documents the overwhelming sense of confusion that gripped pre-revolutionary Iran, and that characterizes major protest movements. His book provides a striking picture of the chaotic conditions under which Iranians acted, participating in protest only when they expected others to do so too, the process approaching critical mass in unforeseen and unforeseeable ways. Only when large numbers of Iranians began to "think the unthinkable," in the words of the U. S. ambassador, did revolutionary expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A corrective to 20-20 hindsight, this book reveals shortcomings of analyses that make the Iranian revolution or any major protest movement seem inevitable in retrospect.
Award-winning journalist Kris Hollington investigates sex trafficking in the UK, in the light of the Rochdale scandal.
When a magazine editor falls from his window, the case lands in the laps of Mr. and Mrs. North The body hits the pavement at 12:25 p.m., but Dorian Hunt doesn't know a thing about it. She has come to the offices of Esprit magazine to deliver some sketches, and she has a meeting with the art director, Paul Wilming. When his secretary opens the door, Wilming isn't in his office. He's not anywhere on the floor. But there's a cigarette burning in the ashtray, a window open to the sky . . . and a tragedy on the sidewalk below. The case is handed over to Dorian's husband, Lt. William Weigand, who can't help but involve the indefatigable amateur sleuths Jerry and Pamela North. In their own particular gin-sodden fashion, they'll find the hand that pushed Wilming-- but can they do it before another body begins the same long, deadly fall?
The first novel in a brand-new series--from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines--about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he's battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer. Two years ago, Maggie Carleton's life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn't spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn't draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away. As West's pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father--so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won't tell anyone else. West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn't control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own--or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn't ever let her go...
When you can't trust anyone, how can you ever feel safe?In seventh grade, Maggie Camden was the class outcast. Every day, the other girls tripped her, pinched her, trapped her in the bathroom, told her she would be better off dead. <P><P>Four years have passed since then, and Maggie's tormentors seem to have moved on. The ringleader of them all, Raleigh Barringer, even moved out of town. But Maggie has never stopped watching for attacks, and every laugh still sounds like it's at her expense. The only time Maggie feels at peace is when she's hiking up in the mountains with her best friend, Nick. Lately, though, there's a new sort of tension between the two of them--a tension both dangerous and delicious. <P>But how can Maggie expect anything more out of Nick when all she's ever been told is that she's ugly, she's pathetic, she's unworthy of love? And how can she ever feel safe, now that Raleigh Barringer is suddenly--terrifyingly--back in town?
She Must Live For Today... The finest doctors in Manhattan have told Claire Holladay she'd be lucky to live until September. Determined to savor every moment, the beautiful young journalist hides her illness and heads for the open skies of Denver, escorted by her uncle's trusted employee, handsome ex-outlaw Billy West. En route, she survives kidnapping by gunslingers, thanks to Billy's daring rescue, but soon faces something even more dangerous: love. Billy's touch makes her yearn to surrender, but the secret she holds can only break both their hearts. ...And Dream Of Tomorrow Billy knows Claire is way out of his league the first time he sees her. She's beautiful, cultured and way too rich for his blood. But somewhere between New York and Denver, she steals his heart. Somehow, he has to make her take a chance on a man with nothing to his name but his own courage. Even if he can only offer her his love today, he has a lifetime to prove he deserves her...
Posey Osterhagen can't complain. She owns a successful architectural salvaging company, she's surrounded by her lovable, if off-center, family and she has a boyfriend-sort of. Still, something's missing. Something tall, brooding and criminally good-looking...something like Liam Murphy.When Posey was sixteen, the bad boy of Bellsford, New Hampshire, broke her heart. But now he's back, sending Posey's traitorous schoolgirl heart into overdrive once again. She should be giving him a wide berth, but it seems fate has other ideas....
If there are situations, circumstances, or perhaps relationships in your life that you have been struggling to overcome, trying to work through, or doing your best to work around, throw your head back and declare to the universe, "Until Today!"Whatever has been going on in your mind, your life, or your heart can stop -- right now, if that is truly what you desire. However, you must be willing to "do a new thing." You must spend a little time, each day, in devotion to the truth about yourself and your life. You must make a conscious approach to what you think, what you feel, and what you do. Devotion will clear up misconceptions that may have obscured your vision until today!Bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant presents a new book of devotions for anyone on the path to spiritual empowerment. These daily devotions will create powerful changes in the circumstances of your life that have held you back and will place you on the road to personal strength and peace of mind.
A heartwarming dog story like no other: Tuesday, a lovable golden retriever, changes a former soldier's life forever.A highly decorated captain in the U.S. Army, Luis Montalván never backed down from a challenge during his two tours of duty in Iraq. After returning home from combat, however, his physical wounds and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. He wondered if he would ever recover.Then Luis met Tuesday, a sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived among prisoners and at a home for troubled boys, and he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis.Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how, together, they healed each other's souls.ys, blessing many lives; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique training situation and sensitive nature, he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis. Until Tuesday is the story of how two wounded warriors, who had given so much and suffered the consequences, found salvation in each other. It is a story about war and peace, injury and recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. But more than that, it is a story about the love between a man and dog, and how together they healed each other's souls.
Darcy Wills is looking forward to the best summer of her life, but her plans are shattered by a series of unexpected events. First, horrible news rips her boyfriend, Hakeem, away. Then a new guy enters her life, and on top of everything, a beloved part of Darcy's family is slowly fading away.
'I was not normal - I always knew this'. Growing up in Essex, the youngest of seven children, Liz Jones was always eccentric. She was convinced her mother would die at any moment, and that her family home was haunted. She would buy paperbacks from jumble sales, change the titles and re-write the endings. She became anorexic, aged eleven, after her sister told her how many calories there were in marmalade on toast. Her mother couldn't communicate - she never worked, never had her own bank account and was always off having her neck stretched at hospital, suffering terribly as she did from arthritis. Aged eight, Liz vowed she would never have children or do housework. But this isn't a misery memoir. With deftness and humour, Liz romps through the stories of her past: from the childhood that shaped her and the teenage years of unrequited love and dodgy fashion choices, to moving to London, being told she wasn't thin enough to be a model and being turned down by every fashion magazine going. She describes her brief, doomed time as a sub-editor on the Evening Standard before finally landing a job on the Sunday Times magazine, having braved the pickets and worked through the printer's strike. It was a world of excess: people drank, a lot. After a staff member jumped out of a window during a Christmas party, alcohol was banned from the office. Then came her big role as editor of Marie Claire and her eventual sacking over her anti-skinny models campaign. This book charts three decades of working at the forefront of magazine and newspaper industries. It is also an incredibly moving tale of how our childhoods really define who we are.
Wild beneath the moon. . . For four centuries Magnus has lived according to the dictates of the moon, his heart isolated by the domination of his wolf nature. Now fate has brought the beautiful, independent Sian to his house at Darnwell and their irresistible attraction has exploded into a white-hot passion. Yet she is not wolf, and the time has come for her to embrace the change. But once she completes the ritual and claims her place next to Magnus, the rivals will appear on the horizon. . . 71,911 Words
The Untold Story of the New Testament Church: An Extraordinary Guide to Understanding the New Testamentby Frank Viola
A scholar of the New Testament Church and a forerunner of modern Church renewal, Frank Viola casts his gaze back at the birth pangs of first century Christianity in The Untold Story of the New Testament Church. Using a 'you-are-there' approach, this epic volume gives readers a first-hand account of how the witness of Christ's testimony impacted the world. In the era right after the Day of Pentecost, the power of Holy Spirit prompted a massive harvest of souls yet a great persecution surged against those preaching Good News to the lost. Now, get up-close with apostles Paul, Peter and John and learn of their personal struggles to fight for the faith amidst a backdrop of in-house strife and foreign tyranny.
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