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Unsolved Mysteries of History

by Paul Aron

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!

Unspecialist

by Murray F. Yaco

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.

Unspoken

by Angela Elwell Hunt

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.

Unspoken: Bathsheba (Lineage of Grace #4)

by Francine Rivers

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.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape

by Jessica Luther

"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.

UnStrung

by Neal Shusterman

An Unwind story.

Untamed Cowboy

by Pam Crooks

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?

The Untamed Mackenzie

by Jennifer Ashley

A woman of breeding falls for a man of no standing in this irresistible historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley.

Unthink

by Erik Wahl

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.

Unthinkable

by Charles Kurzman

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.

Unthinkable: The Shocking Scandal of Britain's Trafficked Children

by Kris Hollington

Award-winning journalist Kris Hollington investigates sex trafficking in the UK, in the light of the Rochdale scandal.

Untidy Murder

by Richard Lockridge Frances Lockridge

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?

Until It Hurts to Stop

by Jennifer Hubbard

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?

Until September

by Brenda K. Jernigan

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...

Until There Was You

by Kristan Higgins

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....

Until Today!

by Iyanla Vanzant

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.

Until Tuesday

by Luis Carlos Montalvan

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.

Until We Meet Again (Bluford Series, #7)

by Paul Langan Anne Schraff

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.

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by Liz Jones

'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.

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by Daisy Banks

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 Testament

by 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.

Untouchable

by Mulk Raj Anand

The author vividly, describes a day in the life of an untouchable sweeper named Bakha and effectively weaves into the story the political unrest in pre-independent India.

Untouched

by Lauren Hawkeye

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lauren Hawkeye serves up a captivating story of loss, self-discovery, and deep-seated desire. Some secrets are best left locked away in the past.... Alexa Kendrick has no recollection of the car accident that left her scarred and sent her life careening wildly off course. When the half-sister she thought she'd never meet shows up at her door with an invitation to a new life, Alexa finds herself in Florence, Arizona, a town notorious for being populated with more prison inmates than actual citizens...a town that has done its best to hide its own dark secret. After Ellie is called out of town, she leaves her sister with the keys to her flower shop and Alexa finds herself swapping lives with her sibling: running Ellie's business, living in the house left to them both by their absentee father...and forging a smoldering relationship with sexy-as-sin penitentiary officer, Nate Fury--a man with his own demons. But arranging flowers by day and tangling with the only man who has ever seen her real self by night isn't enough to silence the mysterious panic that fuels Alexa's dark dreams. When Nate brings home a book written by an inmate, one describing an unspeakable crime, the shackles binding Alexa's own lost memories begin to shatter. And as the devastating truth comes to light, she realizes that Nate holds the key to unlocking her past, as well as her heart.

Unusual Creatures

by Michael Hearst Christie Wright Arjen Noordeman Jelmer Noordeman

With humor and flair, Michael Hearst introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life-forms. Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard? Which animal poops cubes? Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab? These fascinating facts and hundreds more await curious minds, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.This book is also available in a multi-touch version, which is specially formatted for the iPad.

The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow

by Tim Kehoe

Vincent Shadow isn't particularly good at sports and is constantly being picked on by his classmates at Central Middle School. But it is Vincent's unusually creative mind that truly separates him from other kids his age. Vincent's top secret attic lab is crammed with toy prototypes --from Liquid Superballs to Bullz-I Basketballs and Sonic Snorkelz--and he has a sketch book filled with drawings of toys he still wants to build. So when a chance encounter with an eccentric toy inventor offers him the opportunity to go from unknown weird kid to toy inventor extraordinaire, Vincent realizes that playtime is over: it's time to get serious about toys.

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