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A rebellious challenge to the "upper management" of government, who are choking American prosperity and liberty The American enterprise grew exceptional based on the founding principles of individual freedom, decentralized knowledge, and accountable, constitutionally limited government. But our "leaders" from Washington, D.C., have systematically replaced the dispersed genius of America with top-down dictates and expensive schemes designed to expand the power of insiders and protect the privileged positions of politicians, bureaucrats, and their cronies. Freedom, not centralization "Decentralized freedom" has become the strategy that will return America to its founding values, breaking up centralized government's monopoly on power and returning it to where it belongs: with We the People. Senior management has failed us. It's time to clean house. In Hostile Takeover, bestselling author Matt Kibbe exposes the privileged collusion of Washington insiders-and maps out a proven plan for how to return power from the self-appointed "experts" back to the people. Dubbed "one of the Tea Party's masterminds" by Newsweek, Kibbe reveals how grassroots citizens can and will check the federal behemoth and restore the American enterprise to its founding principles.
For four years, play-by-the-rules bank teller Turner has brooded over her uncle's wrongful imprisonment. But when two bumbling crooks stumble into her branch and hold up the place, she sees a chance to do something she's never thought possible: get revenge.
A fresh take on climate change by a renowned journalist driven to protect his daughter, your kids, and the next generation who'll inherit the problem For twenty years, Mark Hertsgaard has investigated global warming for outlets including the New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation. But the full truth did not hit home until he became a father and, soon thereafter, learned that climate change had already arrived-a century earlier than forecast-with impacts bound to worsen for decades to come. Hertsgaard's daughter Chiara, now five yea rs old, is part of what he has dubbed "Generation Hot"--the two billion young people worldwide who will spend the rest of their lives coping with mounting climate disruption. HOT is a father's cry against climate change, but most of the book focuses on s olutions, offering a deeply reported blueprint for how all of us-as parents, communities, companies and countries-can navigate this unavoidable new era. Combining reporting from across the nation and around the world with personal reflections on his daugh ter's future, Hertsgaard provides "pictures" of what is expected over the next fifty years: Chicago's climate transformed to resemble Houston's; dwindling water supplies and crop yields at home and abroad; the redesign of New York and other cities against mega-storms and sea-level rise. Above all, he shows who is taking wise, creative precautions. For in the end, HOT is a book about how we'll survive.
America is awash in talk. Loud talk, angry talk, conspiratorial talk that has changed the nature of journalism and politics, producing a high-decibel revolution in the way we communicate. In this fascinating, maddening, behind-the-scenes look at America's powerful talk shows, the author of Media Circus examines their excesses, conflicts, and impact, and explains how they are changing our culture.
True Halloween pleasures don't come from sweets . . . Indulge yourself with some tasty tricks and treats from three popular erotica authors as they serve up tales of chilling, thrilling passion. Megan Hart's Nothing Else Matters After surviving the zombie apocalypse, Lira wants nothing more than the sense of life that only lust can bring. Suddenly torn between two irresistible lovers, Lira must choose: the one who brings her carnal fantasies to life? Or the one who sets her ablaze again and again? Lauren Hawkeye's Pick Me Up Sure, hitchhiking is dangerous, but Holly just had to get away. Now soaking wet and stuck in a downpour with her roadside savior, she's ready for a little window-steaming and some role-play. It's all fun and games until Holly realizes she's met her match . . . Saranna DeWylde's Little Red's Big Bad Hunting werewolves and being snowbound in a remote cabin with a sexy FBI agent are all in a day's work for U. S. Marshal Miranda Garrick. But when business mixes with pleasure, can she stay in control? Or will she be tempted by unrestrained passion . . . and tantalizing danger?
In and out, that's the goal as Lt. Ian MacLean prepares for his special ops mission. He leads a team of highly trained Navy SEALs, the toughest, buffest fighting men in the world and he has nothing to lose. Madrene comes from a time a thousand years before he was born, and she has no idea she's landed in the future. After tying him up, the beautiful shrew gives him a tongue-lashing that makes a drill sergeant sound like a kindergarten teacher. Then she lets him know she has her own special way of dealing with over-confident males, and things get . . . Hot & Heavy.
THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD They called him Project Iceman. The U-2 pilot who, incredibly, hadn't aged since the day his top-secret mission went south into the Arctic Ocean...fortyfive years ago. Biologist Diana Remington had the duty of monitoring the scientific marvel, but her OMEGA objective was to learn from the fiercely guarded flyboy what had happened during that fateful flight. From his buzz cut to his June Cleaver ideal of women, Major Charles Stone should have riled Diana's defenses. Instead, she ached for all that he'd lost...and welcomed his heated touch despite the rules-and the risk. Because someone seemed determined to let sleeping spies lie-forever.... CODE NAME: DANGER Because love is a risky business...
THEY'RE LIVING LIFE TO THE EXTREME...AND BURNING UP THE COLD MOUNTAIN NIGHTSOnly total desperation could reunite Dianna Kelley with Sam MacKenzie, the irresistible bad boy she walked out on ten years ago. But the fearless firefighter with the awesome wilderness skills is the only one who can take her where she needs to go. It's a gamble--tracking down her endangered sister while keeping Sam and their undeniable attraction at arm's length. Not easy when they're trekking into a remote corner of the Rockies, where she's got to trust her former lover with her life. Despite their past, Sam never could refuse a damsel in distress, especially one who has haunted his dreams for years. He'll help find her sister and get Dianna out of his system once and for all. But soon it's hard to tell whether the greatest threat is from the rushing rapids, the deadly enemy on their trail, or the passion that's sending them straight into the line of fire....From the Paperback edition.
Bestselling author Debra Dixon takes readers on a tense and taut ride in this thrilling romance that's both sensual and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. With his last breath, the man who took a bullet to protect her sent Emily Quinn on the run. Armed with only a name and an address, Emily makes her way to a small town in Washington State, where an ex-Navy SEAL just might be able to help her disappear--forever. As the bad guys and the Feds close in, Emily will have to put all her faith in this stranger, a man who makes her pulse race faster than any man ever has. She knows she'll be damned if she trusts him--and dead if she doesn't. When Christian "Gabe" Gabriel first sets eyes on Emily, she's dressed as a nun. But he can see right through that habit to the frightened, beautiful woman underneath. His time in the military has honed his reflexes and dampened his emotions--or so he thinks. Because Emily has tapped something deep inside Gabe--and it's a temptation that may cost them both their lives. But what a sweet, sinful indulgence it will be. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: All Is Fair . . ., Bad to the Bone, and Rescuing Diana.
ONE NIGHT. ONE MAN. ONE BIG MISTAKEWas there a woman alive who could resist Matt Calloway? If given a choice, most would have said Ashley Kendrick, the eldest daughter in the Kendrick dynasty. Ashley's poise and reserve were world renowned. But the night Matt reappeared, Ashley's inhibitions had ended up on the floor next to her clothes!The one-night stand was coming back to haunt her. Ashley had to work with Matt on a charity project building houses for the disadvantaged. She knew too well how good Matt was with his hands, his success as a contractor notwithstanding. But Ashley was a public figure, watched by the world. A scandalous affair with her brother's best friend would be completely inappropriate...and somehow inevitable....
Searing passion under the blazing Mediterranean sun. . . misunderstandings, betrayals and intrigues. . . heartache and vindication. . . you can find them all in Michelle Reid's sexy series about navigating the treacherous waters of marriage to the wealthy and powerful. Bundle includes The Sheikh's Chosen Wife, Ethan's Temptress Bride, The Arabian Love-Child and A Passionate Marriage.
late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn't dare trust anyone.
Acting impulsively, Kate Fielding indulged in one night of steamy sex with a stranger--but her actions came back to haunt her when she discovered that her passionate lover was none other than her new boss, Damon Gillespie! Mortified, Kate has to fly to Bali with Damon to a luxurious holiday resort for business. Kate wants to prove she can be utterly professional, but ten sultry nights with her bad-boy boss are going to test her resolution to the limit. . . .
When Victoria Hamilton's vacation fling resulted in a baby, she began a new life far from her overbearing family. Now Tori's father has been murdered--and her half brother, Jared, needs her help to prove his innocence. But confronting her past when she comes face-to-face with private investigator John "Rocket" Miglionni sure isn't what she had in mind. Thrilled to find the woman who once rocked his world, John takes one look at her little girl and gets the shock of his life. Now the rugged former Marine has two females holding a big piece of his heart, a troubled teenager who expects the worst in life. . . and a second chance to make it right for all of them.
"Hot Box" is a baseball drill that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases. The players take turns being fielders and runners, ultimately trying to tag the rest of the players out. In The Hot Box, best friends Milena and Lydia are playing the game with Jacour, Yosef, Glenn, and Phil. The only problem: the men do not realize that they are playing. Milena lives a sheltered and dismal existence and has not allowed a man to touch her body in eight years . . . until now. Lydia dreams of getting away from small-town America but, until she can make that happen, she is prepared to do whatever it takes to continue to have her bills paid . . . on time. Good sex always does the trick. Two women. Four men. Two love triangles. Reading has never been this hot because, once again, Zane is taking you outside the box.
Consumers buy products for two reasons--the rational reason and the real reason. Hot Button Marketing shows marketers and sales people how to identify and push the hot buttons that will get consumers to prefer and purchase their products over a competitor's--even if it's a so-called parity product! The book explains how hot buttons came about and how they satisfy consumers' inner drives and needs, as well as the sixteen hot buttons that drive consumer behavior.
Chocoholics rejoice! If you thought there was only one way to make hot chocolate, then a sublime world awaits. In HOT CHOCOLATE, the first book to come out of the growing trend of haute chocolate consumption, preeminent chocolatiers from around the world contribute more than 60 recipes, including concoctions like Lavender-Pistachio Hot Chocolate; Maple-Whiskey Hot Chocolate Toddy; Nutella Hot Chocolate; Malted Milkball Hot Chocolate; and the famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Manhattan's Serendipity 3. Food writer Michael Turback suggests adding rosebuds or cayenne, frothing with a Mexican molinillo, or adding dollops of schlagobers (Viennese whipped cream), and includes ingredient and tool resources as well as a fascinating account of the history of liquid chocolates.
BRIDESBABIES& BlizzardsRyan McCoy stirred up a heap of trouble when he told the town he had a fiancée-which he didn't So when seven giggling girls and their knockout teacher showed up on his doorstp seeking shelter from the storm, Ryan not only found his bride-to-be, but a ready-made family to ride out the blizzard.Grace Tennessen went along with the fake engagement-she hardly had to pretend to be attracted to the man. But later, surrounded by seven ogling bridesmaids and Ryan's arms, Grace got nervous. Ryan said "I do"-and sounded as if he meant it for good!Cozy up with Cathy Gillan Thacker's new trilogy for a case of cabin fever you'll never want to cure!
Hot Coal, Cold Steel: Russian and Ukrainian Workers from the End of the Soviet Union to the Post-communist Transformationsby Stephen Crowley
Well after the disintegration of the Communist Party and the Soviet state--and through several years of economic collapse--industrial workers in almost every sector of the former Soviet Union have remained quiescent and the same ineffective and unpopular trade unions still hold a virtual monopoly on worker's representation. Why? While many argue that labor is a central variable in the development of economic and political systems, little is known about workers in the states of the former Soviet Union since the fall of Communism. In a comparative study of two groups of industrial workers--the coal miners and steelworkers--at the end of the Soviet era, Stephen Crowley sheds light on where these workers have been and where they are going. Coal miners in the final years of the Soviet Union effectively organized and led strikes which supported the end of Communism, even though their heavy subsidies would be threatened by capitalism. Steel workers, in contrast, did not effectively organize and strike. This pattern has continued under the new governments, with the coal miners effectively organized and seeking protection from the worst consequences of marketization, while the steel workers remain weakly organized despite deteriorating economic conditions. Based on extensive on-site research including interviews with miners and steelworkers, labor leaders and plant managers, Crowley develops a detailed picture of the conditions under which workers organize. His findings have application beyond the conditions of post-Communist Russia and Ukraine to other societies undergoing fundamental change.
Children are fascinated with faces. And why not? Faces come in all shapes, sizes -- and expressions! What's more, they're a great way to learn about opposites. In Hot, Cold, Shy, Bold, "a wet face" is paired with "a dry face," while "a sad face" is paired with "a glad face."
The art of soldering--permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder--can open up a new world of creative possibilities for jewelry makers. In Hot Connections Jewelry, award-winning jewelry designer Jennifer Chin guides you through every step, from choosing a torch to basic techniques like sawing, filing, and riveting, as well as more advanced techniques like creating surface textures, setting stones, and using inlay. With 23 in-depth lessons and 15 stunning projects, as well as inspiring examples from contributing artists, Hot Connections Jewelry is your essential guide to unleashing your creativity and confidence in jewelry making. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Her past was filled with questions, and private investigator Arianna Alvorado was determined to find answers. But she needed certain police files...files she knew Joe Vicente could access. The problem was, the fiery pull she felt toward the commanding cop had her normally calm senses spiraling out of control...and Arianna was never out of control.Forced to take a temporary leave from the action he craved, Joe couldn't say no to Arianna's request. He recognized in the brown-eyed beauty a kindred spirit...and a white-hot attraction. Their passion flared to life at first hot contact, but would uncovering the secrets Arianna was desperate to learn bring them closer, or tear their newfound connection apart?
Rookie cop Katya Danske didn't ask to become a member of Manhattan's Paranormal Investigation Team-or to be partnered with a sexy-as-hell demon. Then a zombie literally drops into her lap and she's recruited to help Blaise Michaels battle an impending zombie outbreak. Blaise is as exasperating as he is arousing, but while Katya's head tells her she should keep her distance, her body wants something else entirely. Forced to work closely together, their investigation takes them into the darkest shadows of the Manhattan underworld-and makes their attraction impossible to deny. But with the zombie threat rising, their hot nights together may be their last....
The history and fun facts about hot dogs.
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