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Presents the geography, history, people, places, and economy of Missouri.
Presents the geography, history, people, places, and economy of New Jersey.
The completely revised and expanded "Hello U.S.A." series now features an updated volume on New York. Amy Gelman takes readers on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of the Empire State in colorful photos, easy-to-read text, and fascinating sidebars.
Packed with fun facts about daily life, history, environmental issues, and much more, this book provides a thorough introduction to the richness and diversity of Puerto Rico.
Introduces the geography, history, environment, economy, famous people, and culture of the Lone Star State.
An introduction to the land, history, people, economy, and environment of Utah.
The completely revised and expanded Hello U. S. A. series takes you on a tour of the history, geography, people, economy, and environment of 25 states and Puerto Rico.
An introduction to the land, history, people, economy, and environment of Washington.
Introduces Wyoming's history, geography, economy, and environmental concerns.
"Hello! Is this Jim?" "Yes?" "Jim, this is Angie." "Who?" "Angie Rogers. Betty Lyon's friend. I met you at her party Saturday night." "I don't-" "Listen! I know you were sore because I... I got upset when we were dancing. I just wanted to say I was wrong. I'm sorry." "But I'm not him." "What do you mean? Isn't this Jim?" "Yes, I'm Jim. But not the Jim you want." "Isn't this Jim McCone?" "No." When Angie Rogers called up Jim McCone, she had dialed a wrong number. But that mistake introduced her to someone she was really able to talk to. The question was, what was Jim really like-in person? Would Angie like him- and would Jim like her? Jim's blond with blue eyes and is six feet tall.... He told Angie so himself. Angie's five feet tall, thin, and also has blonde hair and blue eyes .... That's how she described herself to Jim. But Jim and Angie have never actually seen each other. They've only spoken on the phone. Could there be more here than meets the eye - or the ear?
Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle and built what has become a worldwide bike-riding fraternity, a beacon for freedom-seekers the world over. Dozens of photos, including many from private collections and from noted photographers, provide visual documentation to this extraordinary tale. Never simply a story about motorcycles, colorful characters, and high-speed thrills, Hell's Angel is the ultimate outlaw's tale of loyalty and betrayal, subcultures and brotherhood, and the real price of freedom. Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition.
Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge,and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber.
Once upon a time Jezebel was a powerful succubus, capable of sucking out men's souls. But that was before Hell put a bounty on her head. Now she's an exotic dancer in New York City. Paranormal erotic romance.
Ray Comfort has a burden for the lost and gives step by step methods for evangelism.
T.T. Flynn, author of such Western classics as The Man Tommie and Faces West, is at his thrilling best in this collection of Western stories combining mysteiy, suspense, and action in artful combination. Whether they deal with Mississippi riverboats, mustangs, frontier prisons, or a man trying to escape his past, the stories in this volume all feature the sense of realism and emotional truth that have come to be associated with T. T. Flynn. & writer whose ability to depict the humanity of the West is unsurpassed.
From New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey comes a riveting new thriller about a world-weary star litigator who goes west to become a firefighter in the nation's greatest woodland--and stumbles across the toughest case of his career.With fifteen novels under his belt, including such bestsellers as The Takeover and The Insider, veteran suspense writer Stephen Frey has long since proven himself as a master of the sophisticated thriller. Now, with Hell's Gate, he makes a bold departure into new territory with a story that is literally as explosive as it is impossible to set down. When thirty-five-year-old litigator Hunter Lee decides to turn his back on the rat race that has made him rich but cost him his marriage, he takes the advice of his brother and goes to Montana. There he joins the elite Smoke Jumpers, marines of the firefighting world, who parachute out of C-5 airplanes to contain the worst forest fires of the remote west. But escape from the ugly side of human nature is hardly what he finds when word reaches him of a small town's little secret involving arson and the reckless quest for profits at the expense of lives. As Hunter follows his instincts, rural Montana becomes a crucible where good and evil collide--and where one man, running from his past, takes on the Herculean task of exposing the guilty while saving himself and those he cares about most from the biggest foe he has ever faced.
The Union of Arcana has expanded through the portals linking parallel universes for over a century and a half. In that time, its soldiers and sorcerers have laid claim to one uninhabited planet after another-all of them Earth-and in the process, the Union has become the most powerful, most wealthy civilization in all of human history. But all of that is about to come to a screeching halt, for the Union's scouts have just discovered a new portal, and on its far side lies a shattering revelation. Arcana is not alone, after all. There is another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse, and the first contact between them did not go well. Arcana is horrified by the alien weapons of its sudden opponents, weapons its sorcerers cannot explain or duplicate. Weapons based upon something called . . . science. But Sharona is equally horrified by Arcana's "magical" weapons. Neither side expected the confrontation. Both sides think the other fired first, and no one on either side understands the "technology" of the other. But as the initial disastrous contact snowballs into all-out warfare, both sides can agree on one thing. The portal which brought them together is Hell's Gate itself!
Beranabus and Dervish are gone. Bec has formed an unholy alliance with Lord Loss. Kernel is blind, held on Earth against his will. Grubbs is mad with grief and spinning out of control. The demons are crossing. The Disciples are falling. The Shadow is waiting. Welcome to the end. The tenth and final novel in the chilling Demonata series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freak series, will bring everything to a terrifying, cataclysmic conclusion.
In the City, The Cardinal rules, and Al Jeery is a loyal member of his personal guard. But when Al is pulled from his duties at Party Central to investigate a murder, an unexpected discovery leads him in a new direction, where his loyalties and beliefs will be severely tested. Soon he is involved in a terrifying mystery that draws in the dead, the City's Incan forefathers, the imposing figure of The Cardinal, and the near-mythical assassin Paucar Wami. Wami is a law unto himself, a shadowy, enigmatic figure who can apparently kill anyone he chooses without fear of punishment or retribution. And Al is about to find out that he has a lot more in common with Wami than he could ever have imagined...
In HELL'S KITCHEN, Charles Kipps delivers a fast-paced debut thriller set in New York City.
The all-powerful secret government agency wanted Dr. Hellstrom's Project 40. But it also knew that Hellstrom was dangerous. Any move to investigate his hidden farm must be very carefully made. A team of operatives was sent to invade a world of insect-humans more fearful than even the agency's chief suspected. Specially-bred scientists with huge heads and stunted legs developed weapons with deadly insect venom, and worse.
Now Gould has turned his talents to a tale set against a wider universe with Helm, the stirring adventure of a young man's difficult coming-of-age on a lost colony planet. Faced with global devastation, the last remnants of Earth's culture sent a handful of colonists to a distant terraformed world to give humanity one last, desperate chance. Unable to provide the technology required for an advanced civilization, the founders instilled in the colonists a strict code of conduct and gave them a few precious imprinting devices: glass helmets that contain all of Earth's scientific knowledge. The colonists barely survived their landing on the world they called Agatsu. Much of their precious technology from Earth was lost in the struggle to endure. But one imprinting device remained. Once in a generation, the heir to the province of Laal begins the arduous training required to survive the imprinting of the Glass Helm and acquire the knowledge of lost Earth. But Leland de Laal, the youngest son of one of Agatsu's greatest leaders, has climbed the forbidden rock spire where the Helm is kept and donned it, unaware that its knowledge has a terrible price. To an unprepared mind it brings madness, agony, and even death. Leland's father is forced to make a bitter choice to safeguard that priceless legacy-and preserve his son's life. Leland must be Forged, his body and his mind conditioned quickly so that he can survive the effects of the imprinting. Overnight, Leland is shunned, attacked by his own brothers, treated as a shameful outcast, and at last banished to the distant outpost of Red Rock, to receive military training from a legendary master of martial arts. And there, Leland begins to unlock the dormant knowledge within him and prepare for a crucial role in Agatsu's future.
A glimpse into life on the front line in Afghanistan told through the diaries of the British Marines During their tour of Afghanistan in 2008, a number of soldiers kept personal diaries of their experiences, and now, for the first time, Osprey Publishing has collected them together to provide a gripping first-hand account of life in the front line in modern warfare. Although these soldiers were on the same tour, they all encountered different experiences, and so while the time frame is the same, their perspectives are inevitably different. Included here are the diaries of Lt John Thornton, who sadly lost his life just two weeks before the end of the tour, a Padre, a CO, a 2IC, and a member of Lt Thornton's section. The diary of Lt Thornton's brother, Ian, who returned from Helmand in 2012, provides an example of the war four years later and provides further context to the original tour diaries.With an introduction that pulls the diaries together and puts them in context, this book provides a chance to look at what changes when the men and women come home, and what they learned from the tour.
Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defense of their country. From the live-for-today rowdiness of marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what war is really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Woven throughout are Leckie's hard-won, eloquent, and thoroughly unsentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fight. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no reader untouched. This is a book that brings you as close to the mud, the blood, and the experience of war as it is safe to come.Now producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind Band of Brothers, have adapted material from Helmet for My Pillow for HBO's epic miniseries The Pacific, which will thrill and edify a whole new generation.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defense of their country. From the live-for-today rowdiness of marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what war is really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Woven throughout are Leckie's hard-won, eloquent, and thoroughly unsentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fight. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no reader untouched. This is a book that brings you as close to the mud, the blood, and the experience of war as it is safe to come. Now producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind Band of Brothers, have adapted material from Helmet for My Pillow for HBO's epic miniseries The Pacific, which will thrill and edify a whole new generation.
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