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The Red Earth is a straightforward account of how one Vietnamese youth became involved in revolutionary politics, was tested amidst the most difficult conditions imaginable, and not only survived, but also gained the obvious respect of his peers. Nevertheless, readers will be aware that a number of Marxist-Leninist didactic points are being made as the story progresses. Three times, for example, Tran Tu Binh asserts that the more people are oppressed the more they will struggle, a theme that Ho Chi Minn stressed constantly, and that was also meant to be applied by Vietnamese readers in 1964 to the growing threat posed by the United States. The feasibility of ethnic Vietnamese (Kinh) and highland minority (Thuong) peoples joining to fight a common foe is highlighted for the same reason. Only passing mention is given to international proletarian solidarity, since that sentiment was much weaker in 1964 than it had been in 1930. Naturally "the Communist party" is given credit at the end for every significant achievement, although the narrative itself suggests no such thing.
An epic tale of nineteenth-century India - of Sanjay, a poet, and Sikander, a warrior; of hoofbeats thundering through the streets of Calcutta; of great wars and love affairs and a city gone mad with poetry. Woven into it are the adventures of a young Indian criss-crossing America in a car with his friends. 'A dazzling first novel . . . Not merely drawing on myth but making it.' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Sunday Times 'Marvellous and compelling.' Charles Palliser 'A brilliant novel of wondrous conjuring and stunning import.' John Hawkes 'One of the finest Indian novels of the decade.' Shashi Tharoor
Deloria (history, law, religious studies, political science, U. of Colorado-Boulder), author of the best-selling "Custer Died For Your Sins", examines modern science as it relates to Native American oral history and exposes the myth of scientific fact, defending Indian accounts of natural history and population movement. He demonstrates how scientists manipulate data to fit their theories and documents traditional knowledge of Indian tribes in areas such as evolution, planetary history, the origin of humans, and natural disasters.
An award-winning work of epic alternative history tracing the rise of one of the twentieth century's most beloved bands: Pink Floyd Hailed in Italy as an ingenious, genre-bending fictional account of the rise of Pink Floyd, Michele Mari's Red Floyd follows the illustrious rock band from infancy to world renown through the eyes of an incredible array of witnesses--real and imaginary, dead and alive. Blending the true with the apocryphal, Red Floyd takes readers into the wild and rowdy world of English progressive rock and into the minds of such legendary figures as David Bowie, Stanley Kubrick, and Alan Parsons. Mari's narration opens a mesmerizing window onto Pink Floyd's most intense periods of creativity, its tawdry secrets, and its hidden inspirations, creating a rich tapestry that tells one of the most inventive stories in recent fiction.
In this engaging introduction to the red fox (Vulpes vulpes), J. David Henry recounts his years of field research on this flame-colored predator. With its catlike whiskers, teeth, and paws, as well as vertical-slit pupils, the North American red fox not only resembles but often behaves like a feline, especially when hunting. Probing the reasons for these similarities, Henry reveals the behavior and ecology of a species that thrives from the edge of suburbia to the cold northern tundra.
In this book you will discover many things about the Red Fox. The author describes the physical features, natural environment and habits of this, the most common of the foxes.
The Red Gem Mine was a deep rock cave. Pete had paid a lot for the mine. He had had the mine for one year. In that time, he had not seen one red gem!
Have you ever had the feeling a doll was watching you?Jenna finds the perfect gift for her sister at a neighbor's garage sale--a beautiful old doll dressed all in red velvet. Jenna can't believe her luck. Not only does Mrs. Tate seem happy to be rid of the doll, she even gives it to Jenna for free! But when Jenna takes the doll home, trouble begins. First her best friend gets a creepy feeling whenever she's around it. Then the family cat hisses at the doll, and at night, Jenna thinks she can hear it moving around in her closet. Finally, when Jenna gives the doll to her sister, she won't take it. Could the red velvet doll be haunted? And if it is, what can Jenna do?In this companion book to The Blue Ghost, Newbery Honor winner Marion Dane Bauer masterfully tells a doll story full of suspense and shivers.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury's beloved Red Gloves stories are compiled in one deluxe collector's edition for readers to treasure. Karen Kingsbury's Red Gloves stories have become perennial Christmas classics. In Gideon's Gift, Sarah's Song, Maggie's Miracle, and Hannah's Hope, Karen shared inspirational and timeless holiday tales that touched readers of all ages. Now the series is compiled in this beautifully packaged collector's edition, making it a great way to share and cherish the stories of these four inspiring ladies.
Former Posadas County Sheriff Bill Gastner, now a New Mexico Livestock Inspector, is enjoying a day on Herb Torrance's ranch--soaking in the sun as he counts a small herd of cattle and thinking about an upcoming lunch with an old friend back in town. But a light breeze stirs dust, a horse spooks, and Bill finds himself ferrying a broken cowpuncher in the back of his SUV, headed out to meet an ambulance. Moments later, Bill's day goes from bad to worse as he is summoned by undersheriff Estelle Reyes-Guzman to an investigation of an unattended death. Too impatient for Bill to finish up out at the ranch, old George Payton had decided to eat lunch on his own. A couple of bites later, he collapsed--dead of an apparent heart attack. But something isn't right. It may well have been a heart attack, Estelle agrees, but something triggered it. Before any questions can be answered, the small herd of cattle Bill had just counted is found wandering down a county highway. But there's no sign of cowpuncher Pat Gabaldon or his boss' $40,000 truck and livestock trailer. Forced into two tangled investigations, Bill faces one of the most complex cases in his 35-year career.
She's been chosen to fight the elusive enemy among us.... Phoenix Germaine has been trying to earn back her mother's trust after going into rehab and kicking Onadyn -- the drug of choice for New Chicago teens. But when a party in the woods turns into an all-out battle with the most ferocious aliens Phoenix has never seen, she's brought home in what appears to be an Onadyn-induced state. Hello, reform school. Except, what her mother doesn't know is that Phoenix has just been recruited to join the elite Alien Investigation and Removal agency, where she'll learn to fight dirty, track hard, and destroy the enemy. Her professional training will be rigorous and dangerous, and the fact that one of her instructors is Ryan Stone -- the drop-dead gorgeous, nineteen-year-old agent she met in the woods that night -- doesn't make things any easier. Especially when dating him is totally against the rules.... Wildly imaginative, action-packed, and thrilling, Red Handed launches Gena Showalter's stunning new alien huntress series.
The Continental Op first heard Personville called Poisonville by Hickey Dewey. But since Dewey also called a shirt a shoit, he didn't think anything of it. Until he went there and his client, the only honest man in Poisonville, was murdered. Then the Op decided to stay to punish the guilty. And that meant taking on the entire town. . .
Book jacket information: Join a group of irrepressible women who belong to the Red Hat Club, in this sassy novel from the author of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch » Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda-five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Whenever they get the chance, they don their red hats and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip, and-most of all- lively support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and plot to hang him with his own rope in a story that serves up laughter, friendship, revenge, high school memories, long-lost loves, a suburban dominatrix, and plenty of white wine and junk food. Spanning the 1960s through the present, The Red Hat Club is a funny, unforgetable novel that shows the power women can find when they accept and support one another.
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Life is short; eat dessert first, says Sue Ellen Cooper, Exalted Queen Mother of the Red Hat Society, which is the most fun phenomenon to happen to women over 50 in this century. And so this cookbook has more than 250 desserts at the beginning of a collection of more than 1,000 recipes. Red Hat editors selected the best recipes, stories, and photographs submitted by members from all over the world.
The perfect travel guide for women -- baby boomers and beyond -- who want to become savvy, safe travelers, and have fun doing it! Whether you already belong to a Red Hat Society chapter or just want more fun and pizzazz in your life now that you have time to indulge, this book answers every nagging question and includes practical tips and helpful info on: Deciding when and where to go Taking a trip with your girlfriends Choosing where to eat and stay in twenty top vacation destinations Traveling by train, plane, and auto And more! Full of advice and tips from the ladies of The Red Hat Society, this fun, informative guide addresses your greatest travel concerns -- such as negotiating airport security and staying healthy and safe -- and simplifies the sometimes complicated tasks associated with traveling -- like reading subway maps or understanding the rules of tipping. Discover hundreds of fabulous boutique hotels, favorite local restaurants, and insider tips on shopping, all recommended by Red Hat Society members around the country! For time- and money-saving ideas, safety tips, packing and shopping plans, and destination suggestions that span the USA from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge, turn to The Red Hat Society Travel Guide.
In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she's on. She's never brought her work home with her---until now. This time, it's personal.
At 7:45 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving break, a bomb goes off at Edison High. Nine people die instantly. Fifteen are critically injured. Twenty-two suffer less severe injuries. And one is blinded. Those who survive, struggle to cope with the loss and destruction. All must find new meaning for their lives as a result of something they may never understand.Lurlene McDaniel's signature expertise and finesse in dealing with issues of violence, death, and physical as well as emotional trauma in the lives of teens is immediate and heartrending.From the Hardcover edition.
In the third installment of this bestselling, award-winning, sister-poisoning, bicycle-riding, murder-investigating, and utterly captivating series, Flavia de Luce must draw upon Gypsy lore and her encyclopaedic knowledge of poisons to prevent a grave miscarriage of justice. "You frighten me," the old Gypsy woman says. "Never have I seen my crystal ball so filled with darkness." So begins eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce's third adventure through the charming but deceptively dark byways of the village of Bishop's Lacey. The fortune teller also claims to see a woman who is lost and needs help to get home--and Flavia knows it must be her mother Harriet, who died when Flavia was less than a year old. The Gypsy's vision opens up old wounds for our precocious yet haunted heroine, and sets her mind racing in search of what it could mean. When Flavia later goes to visit the Gypsy at her encampment, she certainly doesn't expect to find the poor old woman lying near death in her caravan, bludgeoned in the wee hours. Was it an act of retribution by those who thought that the woman had abducted a local child years before? Certainly Flavia understands the bliss of settling scores; revenge is a delightful pastime when one has two odious older sisters. But how can she prove this crime is connected to the missing baby? Did it have something to do with the weird sect who met at the river to practice their secret rites? While still pondering the possibilities, Flavia stumbles upon a corpse--that of a notorious layabout and bully she had only recently caught prowling about Buckshaw. The body hangs from a statue of Poseidon in Flavia's very own backyard, and our unflappable sleuth knows it's up to her to figure out the significance. Pedalling her faithful bicycle, Gladys, across the countryside in search of clues to both crimes, Flavia uncovers secrets both long-buried and freshly stowed--the dodgy dealings of a local ironworks, the truth behind the Hobblers' secret meetings, her own ancestor's ambitious plans--all the while exhausting the patience of Inspector Hewitt. But it's not long before the evidence starts falling into place, and Flavia must take drastic action to prevent another violent attack.From the Hardcover edition.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire returns with her most unforgettable story yet. For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone means fighting for tomorrow is an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can't remember what it's like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda's biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread deadly "outbreak" begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can't outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and Miranda desperately seek shelter at the same secluded ranch, Red Hill. Emotions run high while old and new relation-ships are tested in the face of a terrifying enemy-- an enemy who no longer remembers what it's like to be human. Set against the backdrop of a brilliantly realized apocalyptic world, love somehow finds a way to survive. But what happens when the one you'd die for becomes the one who could destroy you? Red Hill grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go until its stunning conclusion. This is #1 New York Times bestselling author Jamie McGuire at her unforgettable best.
A specter of fire has turned sections of inner-city Boston into a smoke- choked nightmare of terror. As the city weeps for its dead, Mack Bolan returns to his old hunting ground to challenge a new breed of evil. Suspicions that the fire-bombings are part of a turf gang war crumble under Bolan's hard probe. No gang-bangers can pull off this kind of deliberate, coordinated arson. Whoever is behind the attacks is professional, operating with military precision. By their acts, the enemy have consigned themselves to hell. The Executioner will dispatch them to the eternal fires personally. Violence. 226th novel in the "Executioner" series, 1997.
As the infrastructure of the Soviet Union crumbles before the world's eyes, twenty-thousand tactical nuclear weapons, once under the command of the Soviet military, are up for grabs - and U.S. Intelligence believes they may soon appear on the open market. Rear Admiral Jake Grafton, Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is dispatched to Moscow. His assignment: ensure that the weapons are destroyed before they disappear into a middle East terrorist pipeline. But Grafton discovers that unidentified American officials want his mission to fail - and will go to any length to stop it. Meanwhile, off the coast of the Canary Islands, the body of British billionaire and media magnet Nigel Keren has been found floating in the sea near his yacht. Grafton's contacts in Israeli Intelligence have evidence he was the victim of a hit squad from within the CIA. It's the kind of knowledge that could prove fatal, but Grafton can't back off: if the freelance operation succeeds, middle east hostility could explode into an international conflagration. The only thing Grafton knows for sure is that he has been targeted for assassination, and the conspiracy is clearly stamped: made in America.
Completely revised with fresh examples and all new chapters, the second edition of Red-Hot Cold Call Selling reveals the secrets, strategies, and tips readers can use to elevate their prospecting skills and take their sales into the stratosphere. Readers will learn how they can: * define and target their ideal market -- and stop squandering time, energy, and money on unfocused prospecting * develop a personalized script utilizing all the elements of a successful cold call * get valuable information from assistants -- and then get past them * view voice mail not as a frustrating barrier, but as a unique opportunity Red-Hot Cold Call Selling is a vital resource for all sales professionals, brimming with field-proven techniques that work in any industry. The book includes new information on using the Internet for research and prospecting; cold-calling internationally; using e-mail instead of calling; and much more.
These explicit, playful tales range from the sweetly sensual to the candidly carnal. Bill Noble's poetic "Stardrift" finds a beach runner drawn into an unexpected moonlight ménage. Saskia Walker's "It's Just Not Cricket" stars fearless bondage queen Ella, whose hobby of tying up "languid aristocratic types" is challenged by a randy noble who turns her into a human croquet game. Marilyn Jaye Lewis's piquant "That Summer by Our Pool" is a provocative tour of a woman's sexual history that exposes old wounds and new lust with a rekindled old flame.
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