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In the last novel of the Final Run series from an author who delivers "rip-snorting, realistic action adventure" (Stephen Coonts), the USS Manta Ray faces off against a Russian Charlie class nuclear sub in the Strait of Gibraltar as the Yom Kippur War puts Israel in a fight for survival.
Encyclopedia Brown, watch out! Charlie Collier can match you mystery for mystery! Seventh grader Charlie Collier has always been able to solve brain teasers in no time at all. And his favorite books have always been mysteries. So when Charlie dons his father's old trench coat--the one his mother thought she brought to Goodwill--and a fedora that should have suffered the same fate, he thinks solving mysteries will be as easy as pie. But then Charlie is presented with a big case. A huge one. That involves the entire town. And Charlie needs more than just smarts to crack this case. He'll need his friend Henry, their client Scarlet, and a class bully who turns out to have some surprising secrets of his own. Praise for The Homemade Stuffin Caper: "I loved reading The Homemade Stuffing Caper. The mystery is challenging. The many characters in the book are great fun. I look forward to reading the next Charlie Collier story, and the next, and the next, and the . . . "-David A. Adler, author of the Cam Jansen mysteries "The Homemade Stuffing Caper is an exciting mystery, full of jokes and puns, as well as brainteasers and lots of detective work. This may be the first mystery you don't want the detective to solve, because you won't want it to end!"-Bookpage "Brisk and absorbing, author John Madormo's debut tips its fedora to hard-boiled classics with its 'sixth-grader meets Sam Spade' narration. "-FamilyFun Magazine "With mysteries to solve, codes to decrypt, and an extended cast of colorful characters in tow, this first in a new series offers lots of mystery fans to chew on and will leave them hungry for the next installment. "-Booklist .
This is the true story of two decorated combat veterans linked by tragedy, who come home from the Middle East and find a new way to save their comrades and heal their country.In Charlie Mike, Joe Klein tells the dramatic story of Eric Greitens and Jake Wood, larger-than-life war heroes who come home and use their military discipline and values to help others. This is a story that hasn't been told before, one of the most hopeful to emerge from Iraq and Afghanistan--a saga of lives saved, not wasted. Greitens, a Navy SEAL and Rhodes Scholar, spends years working in refugee camps before he joins the military. He enlists because he believes the innocent of the world need heavily armed, moral protection. Wounded in Iraq, Greitens returns home and finds that his fellow veterans at Bethesda Naval Hospital all want the same thing: they want to continue to serve their country in some way, no matter the extent of their injuries. He founds The Mission Continues to provide paid public service fellowships for wounded veterans. One of the first Mission Continues fellows is charismatic former Marine sergeant Jake Wood, a natural leader who began Team Rubicon, organizing 9/11 veterans for dangerous disaster relief projects around the world. "We do chaos," he says. The chaos they face isn't only in the streets of Haiti after the 2011 earthquake or in New York City after Hurricane Sandy--it's also in the lives of their fellow veterans, who've come home from the wars traumatized and looking for a sense of purpose. Greitens and Wood believe that the military virtues of discipline and selflessness, of sacrifice for the greater good, can save lives--and not just the lives of their fellow veterans. They believe that invigorated veterans can lead, by personal example, to stronger communities--and they prove it in Charlie Mike. Their personal saga is compelling and inspirational: Greitens and Wood demonstrate how the skills of war can also provide a path to peace, personal satisfaction, and a more vigorous nation.
If war may be said to bring out the worst in governments, it frequently brings out the best in people. This is a novel about some of the very best. Some led. Some followed. Some died. Meet Sergeant David Grady, Sarah Boyce, Major John Colven, Lieutenant Le Be Son...in the great Vietnam war novel, CHARLIE MIKE.From the Paperback edition.
Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett's indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of "elementary, worldly wisdom"-a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management-allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment. Munger's system has steered his investments for forty years and has guided generations of successful investors. This book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed here for the first time from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham's value-investing system, Munger's approach is straightforward enough that even novices can apply it to their portfolios. This book is not simply about stock picking, it's about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.
A shepherd shears his sheep, cards and spins the wool, weaves and dyes the cloth, and sews a beautiful new red cloak. Other books by this author are available in this library.
Spunky eleven-year-old Charlie hopes to understand her rigid father by finding out everything she can about the Vietnam War, the war that let him survive but killed his dreams.
Charlie the Ranch Dog's tummy hurts--so much that he doesn't even want bacon! Can Dr. Jan help Charlie get his appetite back?
Charlie the Ranch Dog is the protector of Mama's garden. No wily rabbit is going to stop Charlie!
Ree Drummond (also known as The Pioneer Woman) and Charlie the Ranch Dog return in this snow-filled I Can Read title. When Charlie wakes up to a world covered in snow, he can't wait to go outside.
Charlie the Ranch Dog isn't sure what he thinks about visitors. But Charlie will try to give the new dog on the farm a chance--so long as he stays away from Charlie's favorite things!
Charlie Small's second journal of his adventures was found encased in ice, high on a glacial plateau in the Himalayas. It details even more remarkable deeds and thrilling acts aboard the Jolly Roger with the dastardly lady-pirates of perfidy-and a lot more besides. Charlie Small is a keen amateur explorer. His interests include climbing trees, collecting things, playing computer games, and football. He also enjoys conversing in the secret language of the gorillas. His present whereabouts is unknown, but we understand that he's hoping to be home in time for tea.
Charlie Small's fifth journal describes his adventures in a strange subterranean world.Help! Charlie is trapped miles below the earth's surface in the utterly unbelievable UNDERWORLD. Will he ever escape? Read this journal to find out!You'll also discover . . .* How he escaped a hair-raising encounter with a terrifying Troglodite!* What to do if you get trapped in the web of a spitting Spidion!* Why the king of Subterranea is so blooming miserable!Middle graders, especially boys, will connect with this next installment about the boy adventurer who has been traveling for 400 years!
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud tells the haunting story of a young man who narrowly survives a terrible car wreck that kills his little brother. Years later, the brothers' bond remains so strong that it transcends the normal boundaries separating life and death. Charlie St. Cloud lives in a snug New England fishing village. By day he tends the lawns and monuments of the ancient cemetery where his younger brother, Sam, is buried. Graced with an extraordinary gift after surviving the accident, he can still see, talk, and even play catch with Sam's spirit. But townsfolk whisper that Charlie has never recovered from his loss. Into his carefully ordered life comes Tess Carroll, a captivating, adventuresome woman training for a solo sailing trip around the globe. Fate steers her boat into a treacherous storm that blows her back to harbor, to a charged encounter with Charlie, and to a surprise more overwhelming than the violent sea itself. Charlie and Tess discover a beautiful and uncommon connection that leads to a race against time and a desperate choice between death and life, between the past and the future, between holding on and letting go. Luminous, soulful, and filled with unforgettable characters, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud is one of those rare, wise books that reveal the mysteries of the unseen world around us, gently transforming the worst pain of loss into hope, healing, and even laughter. Suspenseful and deeply moving, its startling climax reminds us that sometimes tragedies can bring about miracles if we simply open our hearts.
Action packed and authentic, Charley Sunday's Texas Outfit is a vivid portrait of the men whose true grit left its mark on the American West.Charley Sunday. Bloody Sunday.In the lawless frontier town of Brownsville, Texas, a boy and his parents ride a carriage down a crowded street--when a kill crazy band of kidnappers strike suddenly. Now, to rescue his family, veteran rancher Charley Sunday cobbles together a ragtag posse that starts with an outlaw and an Indian--and picks up recruits, weapons, and a lot of trouble all the way down into Mexico. Because his grandson has escaped, Charley and his loyal band of misfits know who they are hunting for--but they don't know why the family was targeted, or what living nightmare lies ahead: from Indian raiders to Mexican bandits and nature's own fury. By the time Charley finds his family in the most brutally lawless part of Mexico there will only be one way out: through a hail fire of bullets and a mad, galloping bloody battle for survival.
Charlie is nobody's dog, now. Charlie can't find his way back across the mountain to his people. The blizzard has cut him off. He is lost. But Charlie is brave, and smart. He escapes from a wolf. He survives a bear attack. He digs his way out from under an avalanche. But even a smart, young dog can't always escape poachers with guns. Can anyone help Charlie now?
Charlie McGraw never should have bought the angel book for his precocious daughter. Because then Meredith wouldn't be convinced that getting a new mommy was as simple as having an "angel" sprinkle him with her "miracle dust. " and she never would have believed the beautiful blond-haired woman who drove a truck called the "Silver Angel" was some treetop angel come to life. Starla Richards was no angel. But try telling that to a five-year-old who was so starved for a mother's love that she'd stowed away on Starla's rig. Or convincing herself that miracles just didn't happen to ordinary people when Starla found herself snowbound with the handsome, caring widower and his adorable daughter. . . .
Brilliant, and beautiful,...and they work for Charlie. Dylan: The wild child Natalie: The girl next door Alex: The class act The case: Unmask a rogue FBI agent, and protect HALO: The Hidden Alias List Objective -- the witness protection program.
He had no memory of her It hurt that there was not the faintest recognition in Ben Congreve's eyes when Ellie Osborne met him again after seven long years. Had there been so many women in his life that he didn't remember their fleeting holiday romance? Ellie was tempted to exact retribution for the way Ben had sailed out of her life, leaving her totally alone--and pregnant. It had been a battle to overcome the odds, but she had ultimately made a success of her life. So perhaps she owed it to her precious young daughter to keep the past well hidden from Charlie's dad....
Charlie's Place is the story of an Oklahoma homestead, settled during the Land Rush, lost during the Great Depression and restored seven decades later. It is an American tale of pioneering, loss and restoration. The narrative revolves around two memorable figures, Charlie Hasbrook and his grand-daughter, Nadiene Malone. The book follows the events that led Hasbrook to ride in the Land Rush - including three violent murders in Kansas and Oregon; then continues with desperate years on the Homestead continuing through the decades of prosperity that followed.Losing the farm to an unscrupulous banker during the Depression, teenaged Nadiene made an oath to regain the farm for her family. The last section of the book swings from Silicon Valley to New York City, to the lonely, long-abandoned Hasbrook Homestead, as Malone and her children race to save the farm buildings before they collapse from years of neglect. In the end, at nearly ninety years of age, she fulfills her promise.
When Charlie's parents announce that they are separating, he knows that even though they aren't saying that horrible word--divorce--it's only a matter of time. To Charlie's mind, his family is perfect, and he can't bear the idea that things won't be the same. "There isn't a darned thing you can't get done if you set your mind to it," his father has always said, and Charlie decides that it's up to him to change his parents' minds. He needs to do something big, something he would never do, to show them that he's serious. But his plan to keep his family together takes on a life of its own, and leads him further from his family than he'd ever have guessed. In this moving novel, Charlie encounters kindness, hardship and danger, discovers the hard way that divorce isn't the worst thing that can happen to a kid, that many families have unthinkably serious problems, and that for most kids, running away is a bad decision. He realizes that the problems which can't be fixed must be faced.
A marriage most inconvenient...After losing his first love in childbirth, Nicholas Alden knows with a great certainty that he must never be a father. But to be a husband is a very different matter--mandated by South Australian society, necessary for his family name. So when he meets beautiful social climber Charlotte, he believes he has found a wife he can keep at arm's length. He is terribly wrong. Born on the wrong side of the sheets, Charlotte hopes Nick can prop up her reputation long enough to secure a suitable match for her beloved cousin. She assumes that is all she can ask of her new husband--until they succumb to a night of uninhibited passion. Her heart is won in his embrace, but he doesn't know the truth of her scandalous parentage. If he did, all would be lost. Still, somehow, Charlotte dares to hope that her match of convenience could become something more. It is a reckless gamble, but the prize--a marriage of blazing lifelong desire--is one worth any risk...
Charlotte has entered a golden age of craft brewing, and while this fermented frenzy may feel altogether new, it evokes a forgotten heritage that dates back to colonial days. Beginning with Captain James Jack, whose tavern was a Patriot haven burned by the British during the Revolution, local beer writer Daniel Hartis follows a frothy trail through the highs and lows of this sudsy story. Grab a pint and discover how Prohibition took hold of Charlotteans. Ruminate over odes to beer by the Brew Pub Poets Society, and sample the personality and spirit on tap today around the Queen City.
Charlotte Bronte: A Passionate Life looks beyond the insistent image of the modest Victorian lady, the slave to duty in the shadow of tombstones. Instead we see a strong, fiery woman who shaped her own life and transformed it into art. This biography looks at the shared gifts and class ambitions of the Bronte family - at the active feminist, Mary Taylor; at the demanding mentor, Constantin Heger; and at the rising publisher, George Smith - as Charlotte strove to possess them in life and fiction. Her highly autobiographical novels refused current bars to women's writing to release a public voice which could speak intimately to her readers.