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From the suspenseful and exciting to the heart-wrenchingly poignant, this 1987 collection is a striking example of some of the author's very best work. Stories across a vast array of styles, locales and characters demonstrate Household's ability to paint realistic, sympathetic figures as they struggle through war-torn uncertainty. With stories such as A Jew and an Irishman, Firefly, Debt of Honour, Exiles, Space Fiction, Estancia La Embajada and Chaplain to the Embassy, this collection proves the timeless resonance of Household's writing.
Sarah Raymond was an unmarried woman of twenty-four who in May 1865--barely a month after the end of the Civil War--mounted her beloved pony and headed west alongside the wagon carrying her mother and two younger brothers. They traveled by wagon train over the Great Plains toward the Rocky Mountains, with no certain idea of where they would settle themselves but a strong desire to leave war-torn Missouri behind and start a new life. Days on the Road is the story of this remarkable journey and of the young woman who made it. Written on the trail and originally published in 1902, it is a tribute to all of the emigrants who made their way west and the tale of a truly extraordinary woman.
The Days Run Away like Wild Horses is a book of poems written by Charles Bukowski for Jane, his first love. These poems explore a more emotional side to the author.
"And this day shall be a memorial to you. And you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations" (Exodus 12:14). For some, holidays are no more than days off for relaxing on the lake. For others, though, they are days to remember: signposts through the year reminding us of the Creator. In this remarkable devotional, Henry Morris gives rich insight into those special days of the year. As a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles, even our holidays bear echoes from the Bible. In this spiritually uplifting book, you'll learn the true value of holidays like: CHRISTMAS - learn about Old Testament prophecies concerning the Coming Savior. THE FOURTH OF JULY - learn about the first mention of "liberty" in the Bible, and how verses such as Lev. 25:10 were hallmarks for the founding fathers. EASTER - read about the roots of the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, in Exodus 12:14, and marvel at the fulfillment of this ancient prophecy. THANKSGIVING - for the pilgrims coming to America in the 17th century, there was a direct spiritual link to the patriarchal pilgrims of Scripture. Discover why they felt a kinship with the fathers of the faith found in Heberews 11.
Francisco, a young Mexican American boy, tries to help his Mexican grandfather find work. The old man cannot speak English and knows nothing about gardening, but Francisco talks fast and gets him hired as a gardener. The resulting mistakes teach Francisco an important lesson about honesty.
William Duncan, the rebel daybreaker, and his lover, Panthea Snick, set out to reveal the dark secrets of Dayworld and the formula for long life and to end the repressive hegemony.
In this dramatic new novella from the New York Times bestselling author of Torn and Connected, two people discover that even the truest love has ups and downs... Jagger Kennedy never went looking for fame, he just fell into it. After scoring a major modeling contract, his clean-cut good looks and charm catapulted his career. But when his actress girlfriend breaks his heart, he moves to L.A. to try his hand at acting. He needs to make a change, and the last thing he's looking for is love... Aerie Daniels is a woman in control ... until she meets Jagger. Her surprising connection with him leaves her stunned, and it's unlike anything she's ever felt. But just when she lets her walls fall, she makes a startling discovery about him that breaks her fragile heart into a million pieces. To keep from losing the one woman he can't bear to be without, Jagger is willing to give up anything--including his career. But even that might not be enough to regain Aerie's shattered trust... Includes a preview of the next Connections series novel, Mended. Praise for the Connections series "I was riveted from the first line." --New York Times bestselling author A.L. Jackson "Incredibly emotional, romantic, sexy, and addictive."--New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young "Unpredictable, and downright hot."--K.A. Tucker, author of Ten Tiny Breaths Kim Karr lives in Florida with her husband and four kids. She's always had a love for books and recently decided to embrace one of her biggest passions--writing. Her Connection series novels include Connected, Torn, and Mended.
Using source documents and other resources, learn more about crucial stories in American history.
Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify these essential steps in traditional graphic storytelling. Chiarello explains the entire coloring process, from computer and software choice to creating color effects that give the action its maximum impact. Klein discusses whether to letter by hand or by computer--a hotly debated topic among working letterers--and demonstrates an array of techniques for creasting word balloons, fonts, logos, and much more.
The award-winning author of the "Batman: Gotham Knights" comic pens this second book in an explosive four-book series featuring the greatest comic book heroes from the DC universe. Original.
Description: Metahumans, aliens, magical entities, or mortals driven by iron wills. Super heroes, renegades, or villains#151;out for justice, vengeance, or cash. Whether legendary, infamous, or little known, these extraordinary beings are the true champions of the#133;DC UNIVERSE SUPERMAN. MARTIAN MANHUNTER. LOBO. Interplanetary bounty hunter Lobo is a notorious maverick. Happily wreaking havoc as he brings in his prey, he cares little who his clients or targets are#151;even when his latest quarry is J'onn J'onnzz, Martian Manhunter of the Justice League. Suddenly Lobo finds himself confronting#133;Superman. Cogs in the machinations of a powerful artificial life-form, these three aliens, the sole survivors of the planets Krypton, Mars, and Czarnia, have only one thing in common#151;they are the last of their kind...LAST SONS
Praised for its ability to kill insects effectively and cheaply and reviled as an ecological hazard, DDT continues to engender passion across the political spectrum as one of the world's most controversial chemical pesticides. InDDT and the American Century, David Kinkela chronicles the use of DDT around the world from 1941 to the present with a particular focus on the United States, which has played a critical role in encouraging the global use of the pesticide. The banning of DDT in the United States in 1972 is generally regarded as a signal triumph for the American environmental movement. Yet DDT's function as a tool of U. S. foreign policy and its use in international development projects designed to solve problems of disease and famine made it an integral component of the so-called American Century. The varying ways in which scientists, philanthropic foundations, corporations, national governments, and transnational institutions assessed and adjudicated the balance of risks and benefits of DDT within and beyond America's borders, Kinkela argues, demonstrates the gap that existed between global and U. S. perspectives on DDT. DDT and the American Centuryoffers a unique approach to understanding modern environmentalism in a global context.
HOSTAGE BRIDE: captive in the dark knight's castle. . . Raphael's heart is thought to be in the grave with his late wife. He's certainly thankful for the mission to restore King Richard to the throne; it leaves him with no time for distraction. Lady Rosamunde Meldreth is beautiful, vulnerable, and the prey of a dangerous man. As much as Raphael wants to walk away, he's forced to keep Rosamunde under lock and key in his castle. Raphael's interest in Rosamunde seems to be purely one of possession - but then she discovers the dark knight wants to make her his hostage bride. . . REYNOLD DE BURGH: THE DARK KNIGHT: He left his family and its legacy behind, but is he fleeing from his destiny or running towards it? When he is told that he must fulfill a quest to slay a dragon and rescue a damsel in distress, Reynold thinks it the stuff of legends. And yet, he is not long into his journey when he stumbles across a deserted village, where a beautiful woman begs for his help. . .
REMARKABLE BIOGRAPHY OF AN ICON There's little debate that Robert De Niro is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, screen actors of his generation, perhaps of all time. His work, particularly in the first 20 years of his career, is unparalleled. Mean Streets, the Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, the Deer Hunter, and Raging Bull all dazzled moviegoers and critics alike, displaying a talent the likes of which had rarely--if ever--been seen. De Niro become known for his deep involvement in his characters, assuming that role completely into his own life, resulting in extraordinary, chameleonic performances. Yet little is known about the off-screen De Niro--he is an intensely private man, whose rare public appearances are often marked by inarticulateness and palpable awkwardness. It can be almost painful to watch at times, in powerful contrast to his confident movie personae. In this elegant and compelling biography, bestselling writer Shawn Levy writes of these many De Niros--the characters and the man--seeking to understand the evolution of an actor who once dove deeply into his roles as if to hide his inner nature, and who now seemingly avoids acting challenges, taking roles which make few apparent demands on his overwhelming talent. Following De Niro's roots as the child of artists (his father, the abstract painter Robert De Niro Sr., was widely celebrated) who encouraged him from an early age to be independent of vision and spirit, to his intense schooling as an actor, the rise of his career, his marriages, his life as a father, restauranteur, and businessman, and, of course, his current movie career, Levy has written a biography that reads like a novel about a character whose inner turmoil takes him to heights of artistry. His many friendships with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Harvey Keitel, Shelley Winters, Francis Ford Coppola, among many others, are woven into this extraordinary portrait of DeNiro the man and the artist, also adding a depth of understanding not before seen. Levy has had unprecedented access to De Niro's personal research and production materials, creating a new impression of the effort that went into the actor's legendary performances. The insights gained from DeNiro's intense working habits shed new perspective on DeNiro's thinking and portrayals and are wonderful to read. Levy also spoke to De Niro's collaborators and friends to depict De Niro's transition from an ambitious young man to a transfixing and enigmatic artist and cultural figure. Shawn Levy has written a truly engaging, insightful, and entertaining portrait of one of the most wonderful film artists of our time, a book that is worthy of such a great talent.
A biography of the sixteenth-century Spaniard who explored Florida and other southern states, and became the first white man to cross the Mississippi River.
You are an idiot. Don't get defensive! It's not your fault. For decades your teachers, authority figures and textbooks have been lying to you. You do not have five senses. Your tongue doesn't have neatly segregated taste-bud zones. You don't know what the pyramids really looked like. You're even pooping wrong - Jesus, you're a wreck! But it's going to be okay. Because we're here to help. Packed with more sexy facts than the Encyclopedia Pornographica, the Cracked De-Textbook will teach you about the true stars of history, why you picture everything from Velociraptors to Ancient Rome incorrectly, and finally, at long last - how to pop a proper squat. This book was built from the ground up to systematically seek out, dismantle and destroy the many untruths that years of misguided education have left festering inside of you, and leave you a smarter person...whether you like it or not. The De-Textbook is a merciless, brutal learning machine. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are informed.
4 paranormal romances: Shadow of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon (a Dark-Hunter Companion novella), The Story of Son by J. R. Ward, Beyond the Night by Susan Squires, and Midnight Kiss Goodbye by Dianna Love.
Debunking the current model of international aid promoted by both Hollywood celebrities and policy makers, Moyo offers a bold new road map for financing development of the world's poorest countries.
Chris Klick just wants to relax. He prefers the quiet life of rural Idaho, far from his past in the fast-paced music industry. Yet, when a woman named Nicole Russell tells the amateur sleuth about her missing husband, missing Labrador, and missing $50,000, Klick's suddenly up to his ears in mystery. Aided by former basketball star and best friend Lyel, Klick pursues Nicole's husband, dog, and lost cash in corrupt Snow Lake. Can the two help Nicole recover her money without losing everything? Originally published under the name Wendell McCall from 1988 through 1999, author Ridley Pearson's Dead Aim, the first installment in the three-book Chris Klick Mysteries series, retains all of its hard-boiled wit, grit, and sense of adventure today.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen returns with an electrifying and all-too-plausible thriller that pushes the level of suspense to the maximum and never lets up. From the tense opening scene to the final explosive page, Johansen delivers a knockout novel, as an unlikely pair of allies must expose a team of killers hiding behind an unspeakable act of terror--and risk ending up their next target. She witnesses death through the eye of her camera. Now a relentless killer is focused on her. A celebrated photojournalist, Alex Graham has seen it all--but her latest assignment has forced her across a dangerous line. What happens when a reporter does more than just report? She has recorded some of the most tragic and heartbreaking of catastrophes, everything from natural disasters to infamous acts of terror. Her experiences have left her forever marked with the human side of tragedy. So when a dam breaks in Arapahoe Junction, Colorado, Alex is once more at the site doing more than just snapping pictures--she is in the mud with a shovel digging for survivors. What happens when the reporter becomes the story? Alex finds more than she bargained for. In one terrible instant, she is witness to a conspiracy that will stun a nation. The official story is just a cover-up for a truth so frightening, so unthinkable, anyone who threatens to reveal it must be silenced. Forever. And now that someone is Alex Graham. The first attempt on her life is swift and brutal. Only barely escaping, she finds an ally in an improbable source. Billionaire financier John Logan has his own reasons for protecting Alex, and these reasons alone are likely to get her killed. Using his vast connections and influences, Logan assigns a bodyguard to protect her. Judd Morgan is the best covert commando in the business, and if anyone can keep Alex safe, it's this quietly dangerous man. The problem is, Alex doesn't want to be kept safe by Judd, whose checkered past has made him the target of an unseen assassin who dogs his every step.
"[Thomas Perry is] a master of nail-biting suspense."--Los Angeles TimesIn this explosive new novel from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Butcher's Boy, Blood Money, and other novels of "dazzling ingenuity" (The New York Times Book Review), Thomas Perry gives us a thriller even more startling than his most recent bestseller, Pursuit. In Dead Aim, an unsuspecting man tries to help a young woman on the edge, and finds himself drawn into a lethal struggle with a deadly adversary--and then another, and another, and another. Robert Mallon has lived for ten quiet years in affluent Santa Barbara, California, when an encounter on a beach with a mysterious young woman shatters his peaceful, carefully constructed life. Despite Mallon's desperate attempts, he loses her, and he becomes obsessed with discovering why. He hires detective Lydia Marks to uncover the secrets of this stranger's life, and what they learn propels them into a terrifying underworld of sinister secrets and deadly hatreds. Set against Mallon is the master hunter Parish, a man with an expert understanding of evil, who preys on rich people's desire for dominance and revenge. Thomas Perry's writing is "as sharp as a sushi knife," said the Los Angeles Times about Blood Money, and the same can be said about this new novel by the author hailed as "one of America's finest storytellers" (San Francisco Examiner). With Dead Aim, Thomas Perry gives us another brilliant novel of spine-tingling suspense. From the Hardcover edition.
Kat didn't believe in ghosts--until now. . .When Kat Sinclair's dad tells her his new job hosting the ghost-hunting TV show Passport to Paranormal means they'll be living on the road and visiting the world's most haunted places, Kat packs her bags without a second thought. But the ghostbusting life isn't as cool as Kat expected. The cast and crew don't always get along, the producer's annoying nephew has unexpectedly shown up, and Kat thinks the show--and her dad--might be cursed. Kat decides to start writing a blog with "a behind the scenes look at the creepiest show on TV." But she soon discovers that going behind the scenes may just reveal more than she really wants to know.
The Face Of DeathOn the night of November 12, 1998, in San Luis Obispo, California, attractive blonde college student Rachel New house was walking home alone when suddenly a stranger appeared in front of her. His visage was a skull-face: a grotesque Halloween mask. Beating her unconscious with his fists, the attacker threw her into his pick-up truck, took her to his secluded canyon cabin and raped her - still wearing the mask. Newhouse was hog-tied and left to strangle to death. On March 11, 1999, in the same town, a stalker who had been shadowing college student Aundria Crawford, 20, broke into her apartment, pummeled her into insensibility, and carried her away in his truck to his canyon lair. There, she was raped, tortured, and murdered. "If I Am Not A Monster. . ."As Californians reacted with panic and outrage to the two disappearances, parole officer David Zaragoza paid a visit to one of his charges, Rex Allan Krebs, 33, a violent serial rapist who'd served only ten years of a twenty-year sentence in Soledad State Prison. After sending Krebs back to jail for violating his parole, Zaragoza discovered Crawford's eight ball keychain on the premises. An intensive search of the canyon discovered the two victims' bodies buried in shallow graves on the paroled rapist's property. Confessing, alcoholic sex-and-slaughter addict Krebs conceded, "If I am not a monster, then what am I?" A jury answered his question in May, 2001, sentencing him to death by lethal injection.Sixteen Pages Of Shocking Photos
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