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I Am Soldier brings together the profiles of sixty soldiers who have fought over the past 2,500 years. These vivid accounts graphically depict the role of the soldier in battle often using the soldiers' own words to reveal what they felt during the chaos of war and its aftermath. From the Spartans at Thermopylae to the war in the Persian Gulf, this book shows the lives of the individual men and woman who made up the great armies that changed the world.
For the first time since the brutal assault in 1989 -- a crime that stunned New Yorkers, the nation, and the world -- the Central Park Jogger reveals her identity and tells the story you haven't heard, the journey of a young woman who turned horrifying violence and certain death into extraordinary healing and triumphant life. It is the end of a long workday and she is out for a run. Shortly after 9:00 P.M. on April 19, 1989, a young woman jogs alone near 102nd Street in New York City's Central Park. She is attacked, raped, savagely beaten, and left for dead. Many hours later, she is found lying in the mud, her body thrashing violently. When the young woman -- soon to be known around the world simply as the Central Park Jogger -- arrives in the emergency room, her body temperature is 85 degrees, she is comatose, and she cannot breathe on her own. She has a fractured skull and has lost so much blood that the doctors can't understand why she is still alive. I Am the Central Park Jogger recounts the mesmerizing, inspiring, often wrenching story of human strength and transcendent recovery that involved a family, a hospital, a city -- in fact, an entire nation -- of supporters. Even today, more than a decade after the attack, the Central Park Jogger is still in the news. As she writes this story, the headlines scream jogger once more. Startling new information about the crime emerges. Because of the nature of her head injuries, she remembers nothing of the attack. Whether one man or several nearly took her life, the damage was done. And for the Central Park Jogger, the crime was not the climax but the beginning of her journey. This indelible, moving, tough-minded self-portrait weaves the stories of ER workers, doctors, nurses, investigators, family, colleagues, friends, and strangers into a haunting narrative of courage, survival, and healing against seemingly impossible odds. She tells us who she was -- a well-educated young woman working on Wall Street -- and who she is now. Postattack, she must relearn to read, write, add, subtract, tell time. Once a distance runner, she must learn to walk again. She was a woman who guarded an unhealthy secret that defied treatment until after the violence, when it magically healed; a young professional who worked twelve- to fourteen-hour days but who, postattack, had the courage to reclaim her life and focus on what matters most. Once comfortable in a high-pressure corporate boardroom, she is a woman who has had to learn to talk again, and is now a powerful and inspiring speaker. She is not the woman she was -- physical and cognitive "deficits" linger -- yet she is stronger and more alive than she has ever been. The event meant to take her life gave her a deeper one, richer and more meaningful. Meet Trisha Meili, the Central Park Jogger. The author will make a donation to The Achilles Track Club, Gaylord Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program from her proceeds of the book.
Adam Farmer tries to establish who he is but stumbles upon the past, present and future, which is horrifying. It is the embellished description of identity crisis found among the teens.
In this beautifully crafted tale, Harold Godwinesson, the last Saxon King of England, is a respected, quick-witted man both vulnerable and strong, honorable and loving-and yet, in the end, only human. After the political turmoil and battles leading up to 1066, we all know William the Conquerer takes England. But Helen Hollick will have readers at the edge of their seats, hoping that just this once, for Harold, the story will have a different ending.
"Potok writes powerfully about the suffering of innocent people caught in the cross-fire of a war they cannot begin to understand....Humanity and compassion for his characters leap from every page."SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEAs the Chinese and the army of the North sweep south during the Korean War, an old peasant farmer and his wife flee their village across the bleak, bombed-out landscape. They soon come upon a boy in a ditch who is wounded and unconscious. Stirred by possessiveness and caring the woman refuses to leave the boy behind. The man thinks she is crazy to nurse this boy, to risk their lives for some dying stranger. Angry and bewildered, he waits for the boy to die. And when the boy does not die, the old man begins to believe that the boy possesss a magic upon which all their lives depend....From the Paperback edition.
14-year-old Allison is flying to Alaska to visit her mother when her plane crashes near the Arctic Circle. An Inupiat trapper finds her and takes her to his village.
The outrageously funny, heartbreaking, and surprising story of Tracy Morgan's rise from ghetto wiseass to superstar comedian. Who is Tracy Morgan? The wildly unpredictable funnyman who rocketed to fame on Saturday Night Live? The Emmy-nominated actor behind the sly and ingenious character Tracy Jordan on the award-winning hit sitcom 30 Rock, whose turbulent personal life often mirrors that of his fictional alter ego? Is he Chico Divine, the life of the party--any party, anytime, anywhere--getting ladies pregnant everywhere he goes? Or is he a soulful, tender family man who emerged from a hardscrabble ghetto upbringing and, against all odds, achieved superstardom, raised a solid family, prevailed over a collection of lethal bad habits, and is still ascending new heights and coming into his own? The answer is: Tracy Morgan is all that. And a bag of potato chips with a 50 cent; soda. When he was just a boy living in the Tompkins Projects in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, being funny was about survival. With the right snap, Tracy could shut down the playground bullies who picked on him and his physically disabled older brother. And with a wild enough prank, he could exact revenge on whoever stole his Pumas at the community pool. Later, being funny was about escape--from the untouchable sadness of his father's death, from the desperation of the drug dealer's trade, from the life-and-death battles waged on the streets of the South Bronx in the age of crack. But these days being funny is about living his dream--a dream born in the comedy clubs of Harlem and realized on shows like Martin and Saturday Night Live, where he was a cast member for seven years, and in movies like The Longest Yard and Half-Baked. With brutal honesty and his trademark take-no-prisoners humor, Tracy tells the story of his rise to fame, with all its highs and its many lows--from the very public battles with alcohol and diabetes that threatened both his career and his life to the private and poignant end of his twenty-year marriage. In his singularly warped and brilliant way he muses on family, love, sex, race, politics, ambition, and what it takes to bring the funny. Hilarious, inspiring, searing, and touching, I Am the New Black is a fascinating peek inside the minds of one of the most compelling and defining comedians of our time. From the Hardcover edition.
Thirteen-year-old Floey Packer feels like she's always blended into the background. After all, she's the frumpy younger sister of the Fabulous Lillian, a girl so popular and spontaneous that their house is always packed with a gaggle of admirers. But when Lillian suddenly gets married and heads off on a month-long honeymoon, Floey decides it's her time to shine. Armed with her trusty diary, some books on Zen philosophy, and a jar of Deep Wild Violet hair dye, Floey embarks on a self-improvement mission--with excellent results. People are finally noticing her, especially the boy who really counts. But then disaster strikes.Are people noticing Floey because she's so fabulous--or because her evil cousins posted her diary on the Internet? And how will Floey ever repair the damage?
A New York Times Bestseller. Bill Cosby wants food lovers to know that they are not alone. Here, Cosby reflects back on his own sixty-five years of dining at the banquet of life. From the #1 bestselling author, a book of original comedic essays for the adult market focusing on the theme of why Americans are hooked on such bad eating, drinking and other self-indulgent and self-destructive health-related behaviors, beginning in childhood and continuing through old age.
Against the backdrop of diplomatic intrigue and political maneuvering in Washington DC, star-crossed lovers are caught in a web of terror and treason.
This is an honest and insightful look into one young man's courageous journey of survival and forgiveness. Taylor neither downplays or dramatizes the horrific violence which maimed and killed Columbine students. The writing is humble and beautiful.
You Have The Right To Remain DeadWhat's worse than killing a cop? Eating him afterwards. Which is exactly what happened to a Los Angeles County sheriff on Mulholland Drive. Now Mallory Caine, zombie at law, faces the toughest trial of her life--her own--since she's the prime suspect. Ironically, Mallory's been suppressing her undead desires in a 12-step zombie recovery group. It's her human desires that scare her. . . Anyone You Crave Can And Will Be Held Against YouHe's one hot werewolf named Steve "Rawhide" Ravener, and he's Mallory's latest client. His cheating wife has run off with a rival pack, and if he hopes to see their cubs again, he needs a lawyer whose bite is worse than his bark. Needless to say, family law has never been this hairy. And with a murder charge hanging over her head, a snake goddess charming her mother, and all kinds of hell-spawn taking over L. A. , Mallory's plate is full. And she's dying to take a bite. . . .
Just like adults, kids need easy ways to recall stuff-especially now, when they don't even have to remember a phone number because their cell phones remember it for them. And just like the bestselling i before e (except after c) for adults, this book is jammed with easy-to-use tricks for remembering lots of stuff-especially stuff they need to know for school. Through entertaining (and often silly) examples, kids will learn to remember everything they need to know about: The Earth-including fun facts about geography, geology, and the weather- and the sky -revolving around planets, stars, atmosphere, and so on Reading and writing-covering everything from the smallest punctuation mark to the prickliest words to spell to the trickiest grammar to the grandest figure of speech The mysteries of history-from Way Before You Were Born (ancient history) to the most recent American history facts every kid needs to memorize Math and music-a surprising, but logical combination that examines cool ways to remember numbers, times tables, calculations, and musical notationsKids will like learning fun ways to remember stuff and will love getting the good grades that follow.
You may agree or you may differ with this Journalist who speaks her mind. What she says may pierce you to the heart or tickle your funnybone in these brief but telling pieces. She doesn't give you a second to become bored. You won't be perplexed by what she's talking about or her opinion of it. She expresses her views about the ruining of holidays in America, the inefficacy of Children's Services, a couple who lovingly set the standard for keeping the marriage vow, "in sickness and in health," universal legal coverage, putting, "Home of the spam Cook-off," on license plates, and getting a VISA card for her dog. She covers topics of common experience like airport delays, potholes, Dick and Jane, who have everything but a last name, and offers creative fixes for the blues, road rage, bigotry and illness. She redefines common terms like soap opera which she says are beautiful people who spend all their time in bed either kissing or in a coma. Pulfer aims to leave you smiling and thinking, and perhaps inspired to express your own ideas about anything and everything, loudly and clearly.
I Begin My Life All Over is an oral history of 36 real-life strangers in a strange land, an intimate study of the immigrant experience in contemporary America.
Kenneth E Hagin described the visions he had of Jesus and the impact these visions had on his life and faith in God.
The follow-up to the hugely successful If I Could Keep You Little (100,000 in print), I Believe in You showcases the spirit of a parent who is on a child's team no matter what. From a beloved bestselling author who has touched the lives of millions, Marianne's evocative text and beautiful illustrations will speak straight to a parent's heart, exploring that feeling of unwavering support. Sure to become a new fan favorite, I Believe in You evocatively portrays the complex and tender emotions all parents have for their children.
Some men are mad, bad, and dangerous to know. But who would want them any other way?Drive Me Wild by New York Times Bestselling Author Lori FosterErica Lee is used to having the upper hand in work and in love. But most men are intimidated by her. When friends dare her to find a sex slave to fulfill her every whim, Erica sets her sights on handsome, mischievous Ian Conrad, who's about to turn the tables on her . . . Touch Me by New York Times Bestselling Author Shannon McKennaMassage therapist Tess Langley prefers to down play her beauty and focus on her work. Until gorgeous Jonah Markham offers her an outrageous sum of money to tend to guests at his mountain hideaway. Though he's promised to be a good boy, she has no idea just how good he can be . . . Something Wilde by USA Today Bestselling Author Janelle DenisonJill Richardson vowed never to mix business with pleasure. But that was before devastatingly handsome Eric Wilde and his promise that at work they'll be professional-but after hours, anything goes . . .
Any parent of a toddler knows the drill: you're having a nice day with your child, then suddenly-meltdown! How to react? Or not react? I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents welcome relief: an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation. From "Public Meltdowns" to "In Search of Sleep" to "Dinner Disasters," this book covers every bugaboo by category-including biting, teeth-brushing, refusal to wear a coat, and what to do when your youngster won't hug Aunt Marge. Handy action points, suggested language, and "Been There" sidebars point the way to resolution. Infused with funny, often commiserating advice, this is an invaluable resource for parents who try their darnedest but need a cheat-sheet for when they're stumped by their willful tots.
"You'll Change Your Mind." That's what everyone says to Jen Kirkman-- and countless women like her--when she confesses she doesn't plan to have children. But you know what? It's hard enough to be an adult. You have to dress yourself and pay bills and remember to buy birthday gifts. You have to drive and get annual physicals and tip for good service. Some adults take on the added burden of caring for a tiny human being with no language skills or bladder control. Parenthood can be very rewarding, but let's face it, so are margaritas at the adults-only pool. Jen's stand-up routine includes lots of jokes about not having kids (and some about masturbation and Johnny Depp), after which complete strangers constantly approach her and ask, "But who will take care of you when you're old?" (Servants!) Some insist, "You'd be such a great mom!" (Really? You know me so well!) Whether living rent-free in her childhood bedroom while trying to break into comedy (the best free birth control around, she says), or taking the stage at major clubs and joining a hit TV show-- and along the way getting married, divorced, and attending excruciating afternoon birthday parties for her parent friends--Jen is completely happy and fulfilled by her decision not to procreate. I Can Barely Take Care of Myself is a beacon of hilarious hope for anyone whose major life decisions have been questioned by friends, family, and strangers in a comedy club bathroom. And it should satisfy everyone who wonders if Jen will ever know true love without looking into the eyes of her child.
Barbie has learned all about being a pet vet, a ballerina, a teacher--and now she can be a horse rider, too! Girls ages 4 to 6 love horses, and they will love reading about Barbie as she learns what it takes to be a riding champion in this Step 1 reader.
Barbie can be a movie star! This hardcover storybook collection casts Barbie in her first three film roles: glamorous countess, rodeo champion, and secret agent. It's three books in one! Girls who love the highly successful I Can Be toys will love this I Can Be series.From the Hardcover edition.
Barbie loves to teach! In this Step 2 reader based on Mattel's popular I Can Be line, Barbie spends the day in a classroom and learns how to be the best teacher she can be. Girls ages 4 to 6 will want Barbie to be their teacher, too!From the Trade Paperback edition.
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