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When the Trans Air flight from Tangier to New York is hijacked, it has in its first-class section many distinguished individuals. Only one man could find an ingenious serial killer who stayed one step ahead of the investigating team, planting false evidence, and playing mind games. Now, Raymond Hyte, master cop, would stalk his deadly adversary to a shocking end. ...
The crimes began in a scatter pattern. One here. Another there. And another hundreds of miles away. All of the victims were females, but then, females are often victims of violent crime.
When he left the Navy SEALs to become a professional wrestler for WWF, fans knew him as "Jesse The Body." When he picked up the microphone as a TV commentator and hard-hitting radio talk-show host, he became "Jesse The Mouth." And now that this big, body-slamming, straight-talking, charismatic hero is in the Minnesota governor's office, you had better call him "Jesse The Mind." In a brand-new edition of I Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up, the blockbuster hit that spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Jesse Ventura has added an exclusive new chapter in which he speaks candidly for the first time about his controversial first year in office and about Campaign 2000. He also reveals the secrets of his stunning electoral success and maps his innovative strategies for pioneering a new era in American government. JESSE THE BODY: "I broke new ground in wrestling in a lot of different ways. That's why I can't work in the business today. I've been banned because I'm known as a rebel." JESSE THE MOUTH: "I quickly became even more popular behind the microphone than I was on the mat, but I was no less outrageous." "I'm loved by some, I'm hated by others, but what the hell - they all know who I am." JESSE THE MIND: "I found out the hard way that whenever you take a stand on an issue, not matter how insignificant, people will line up around the block to kick your ass over it." "I can see a Minnesota that's even better than the one we have now? And I want to show the rest of the nation and the rest of the world what's possible when good people take a stand." "To all Americans who have lost faith in the American Dream, I'm living proof that it's still alive and well." In an inimitable voice, Ventura takes on bloated government, career politicians, and apathetic voters. He tells the wildly colorful story of his six years as part of the Navy's most formidable elite ("A SEAL will defy death at least twice a week"), his nights in the pro-wrestling ring, and his experiences on radio and in films like Predator and Batman and Robin. Born James George Janos in Minneapolis, this towering figure of a man has never forgotten his roots ("I stand for the common man because I am the common man") as he journeys through one extraordinary career after another. Ventura holds nothing back ("If I had told you this story twenty years ago, I could have gotten myself into a world of hurt"), as he tells the story of his life as only he can. Ventura's popularity is astounding. He has been featured on every major national television news and talk show, and the hardcover edition of I Ain't Got Time to Bleed sold a remarkable 185,000 copies and appeared on bestseller lists across the nation, including Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Amazon.com, and Ingram. Ventura will also be a major pundit during 2000's upcoming presidential campaign. I Ain''t Got Time to Bleed is Rocky meets Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - a book that will challenge readers' ideas of traditional government as it introduces them to one of politics' most ferocious new heroes. "Ventura tells the remarkable story of how he became who he is... He's not afraid to point a finger at everyone from the political parties to the media to nonvoters... His book is entertaining and provocative, just like its author." --San Antonio Express-News. "The fascinating tale of his circuitous rise from goof-off kid, to Navy SEAL, to L.A. biker, to professional wrestler, to movie actor, to governor of Minnesota... He's a lot of fun to watch." --The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Ventura lays out his views on pressing political concerns of the day, including taxes, education, gun control, welfare and other hot-button issues. He also details his storied progression from the Navy's most elite squad to the Minnesota governor's mansion." --The Washington Post.
Contrasts such differences as "I am big. You are small. I am short. You are tall."
I Am: The Unveiling of God is a breath of fresh air in the devotional literature market. Taken from true stories, these forty honest, wonderfully crafted insights will allow the reader to gaze upon the inexpressible beauty of God while discovering a personal connection to a God who desires to be our all in all. Each essay in turn explores a different facet of God and how it plays into our relationship with Him. Bite-sized chapters end with a candid prayer followed by questions to spur further meditation on an attribute of God. I Am is a rare gem that deserves to be on every reader's bookshelf.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river, two lakes, and four mountain peaks named after me. I am featured on the U.S golden dollar. I am Sacagawea. Learn all about this admirable woman, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I AM. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.
A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am one of the most gifted minds that ever lived. I am a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. I was expelled from school as a young child. I am Albert Einstein. Learn all about this brilliant man, whose accomplishments are truly remarkable in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I Am. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.
"Family Guy" meets "Election" in this hilarious young adult debut! Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson's got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver's a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he's used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver's father and arch nemesis makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge. He'll run, and he'll win! Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you... Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?
This book describes the journey Jessica Lynch took from childhood to imprisonment to homecoming. Very well told.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg lends his remarkable narrative skills to the story of the most famous POW this country has known.In I Am a Soldier, Too, Bragg let's Jessica Lynch tell the story of her capture in the Iraq War in her own words--not the sensationalized ones of the media's initial reports. Here we see how a humble rural upbringing leads to a stint in the military, one of the most exciting job options for a young person in Palestine, West Virginia. We see the real story behind the ambush in the Iraqi Desert that led to Lynch's capture. And we gain new perspective on her rescue from an Iraqi hospital where she had been receiving care. Here Lynch's true heroism and above all, modesty, is allowed to emerge, as we're shown how she managed her physical recovery from her debilitating wounds and contended with the misinformation--both deliberate and unintended--surrounding her highly publicized rescue. In the end, what we see is a uniquely American story of courage and true heroism. From the Trade Paperback edition.
For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is the San Sebastian Women's Prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's war on drugs.
This celebration of womanhood, with a foreword by Dr. Joan Borysenko, delights in the joy of the feminine soul. In a time when it might not be politically correct to speak of such a uniquely feminine soul, Quinn takes the position that finding one's own authentic voice is imperative if we are to value a universal livelihood of love and community.
In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, a Chief Petty Officer of the U. S. Navy was given an opportunity to write a prisoner-of-war card for his wife. He was allowed ten words--he used three: "I AM ALIVE!" This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Now, acclaimed military historian Major Bruce Norton USMC (Ret.) brings to light a long-forgotten memoir by a marine captured at Corregidor in the spring of 1942 and interned for three devastating years by the Japanese. With unflinching prose, the words of Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson describe the fierce yet impossible battle for Corregidor, the surrender of thousands of his comrades, the long forced marches, and the lethal reality of the P.O.W. camps. Joining some of the most important eyewitness accounts of war, I AM ALIVE! is a testament to the men who fought and died for their country. Jackson's unembellished account of what his fellow soldiers endured in the face of inhumanity pays tribute to the men who served America during the war--and shows why we would ultimately prevail.
This book contains all the opinions that Stephen doesn't have time to shoehorn into his nightly broadcast. You may not agree with everything Stephen says, but at the very least, you'll understand that your differing opinion is wrong.
Moving through a world of topics and emotions, these voices are fierce, alive, tender, complicated, imaginative, and smart. Girls today often find themselves in a struggle between remaining strong and true to themselves and conforming to society's expectations in an attempt to please. They are taught not to be too intense, too passionate, too smart, too caring, too open. They are encouraged to shut down their instincts, their outrage, their desires and their dreams, to be polite, to obey the rules. I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be. Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer pressure in a suburban high school; an anorexic blogging as she eats less and less; a Masai girl from Kenya unwilling to endure female genital mutilation; a Bulgarian sex slave, no more than fifteen, a Chinese factory worker making Barbies; an Iranian student who is tricked into a nose job; a pregnant girl trying to decide if she should keep her baby. Through rants, poetry, questions, and facts, we come to understand the universality of girls everywhere: their resiliency, their wildness, their pain, their fears, their secrets, and their triumphs. I Am an Emotional Creature is a call, a reckoning, an education, an act of empowerment for girls, and an illumination for parents and for us all.
"This new collection explores women's feelings about their bodies from a refreshing perspective, connecting on a personal level with readers' experiences and emotions." "A beautiful and empowering gift book to share with friends, I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted features many gifted writers and photographers, some of whom appear in Martz's previous anthologies."
Book Jacket DUPONT UNIVERSITY-the Olympian halls of learning housing the cream of America's youth, the roseate Gothic spires and manicured lawns suffused with tradition... Or so it appears to beautiful, brilliant Charlotte Simmons, a wide-eyed, bookish freshman from a strict, devout, poor and poorly educated family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. But Charlotte soon learns, to her mounting dismay, that for the upper-crust coeds of Dupont, sex, Cool, and kegs trump her towering academic ambitions every time. As Charlotte encounters the paragons of Dupont's privileged elite - her roommate, Beverly, a Groton-educated Brahmin in lusty pursuit of lacrosse players; Jojo Johanssen, the only white starting player on Dupont's godlike basketball team, whose position is threatened by a hotshot black freshman from the projects; the Young Turk of Saint Ray fraternity, Hoyt Thorpe, whose sense of entitlement and social domination is clinched by his accidental brawl with a bodyguard for the governor of California; and Adam Gellin, one of the Millennial Mutants who run the university's "independent" newspaper and who consider themselves the last bastion of intellectual endeavor on the sex-crazed, jock-obsessed campus -she is seduced by the heady glamour of acceptance, betraying her values and upbringing before she grasps the power of being different and the exotic allure of her innocence. With his celebrated eye for telling detail, Tom Wolfe draws on extensive observation of campuses across the country to immortalize college life in the '00s. I Am Charlotte Simmons is the latest triumph of America's master social novelist, our spot-on chronicler of the way we live now.
Meet Elephant Gerald and Piggie Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends. In I Am Invited to a Party! Piggie is invited to her first party. But what will she wear? Gerald, the party expert, knows just how to help . . . or does he?
J always felt different. He was certain that eventually everyone would understand who he really was: a boy mistakenly born as a girl. Yet as he grew up, his body began to betray him; eventually J stopped praying to wake up a "real boy" and started covering up his body, keeping himself invisible - from his family, from his friends...from the world. But after being deserted by the best friend he thought would always be by his side, J decides that he's done hiding - it's time to be who he really is. And this time he is determined not to give up, no matter the cost. An inspiring story of self-discovery, of choosing to stand up for yourself, and of finding your own path - readers will recognize a part of themselves in J's struggle to love his true self.
Ten-year-old Lavina Cumming has always lived with her father, mother, and five brothers on the Bosque Ranch in Arizona Territory. But when her mother dies, Lavina must go and live with her aunt in California. Set in 1905, Lavina's story of homesickness and starting a new life is told with truth and an uncommon richness of detail. A "Hungry Mind" Children's Books of Distinction Award winner.
Once there was a girl named Morgan, a girl of magic! She saw her father killed and her mother stolen by a king named Pendragon. But the king was not long to live, and now -- with an entire country at war and no one to claim the throne -- there are many who want this girl dead. And out of the way. But this girl of magic is powerful. She is about to change the course of history. She is about to become Morgan le Fay. Here is the much-anticipated companion to Nancy Springer's award-winning "I am Mordred". Read it and take a glimpse into the dark beginnings of Camelot.
Five nights a week, MarÍa Elena Salinas looks into a television camera and delivers the news to millions of television viewers. But when the newscast is over, she is like so many other women across the country: a wife and a mother, struggling to find balance between her personal and professional life. When MarÍa Elena accidentally discovers her recently deceased father had once been a Catholic priest, all she knew was suddenly thrown into question. Turning her investigative eye on herself for the first time, she begins a long, arduous journey for answers. In I Am My Father's Daughter, MarÍa Elena tells the amazing story of her journey to the top amid her struggle to come to terms with family secrets. From her childhood in a poverty-stricken neighborhood of Los Angeles and her adolescent years spent working in a sweatshop, to her astonishing break into network television, along with her coverage of some of the world's major events and disasters, Salinas frames her life behind the camera in the same warm and straightforward tone that is her on-air trademark.
This book is a collection of 11 sermons by the famous British preacher D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
We wear ourselves out trying to be smarter, bigger, the center of attention. But dynamic communicator Louie Giglio's latest book puts success back in perspective. When John the Baptist said that he must decrease while Jesus must increase, he was expressing the secret to astonishing freedom...and incredible rest. This book will teach you the rich, meaningful lifestyle of being small. Free from the worries that used to strangle you, you'll radiate the power of the God who is all the things you aren't! I am not, but God knows my name. I am not, but He has pursued me in His love. I am not, but I know the Creator of the universe. I am not, but I know I AM! If you see life as your own one-act play and history as your story, you could be in for a rude awakening when the curtain finally closes on your tiny tale--and you discover that life wasn't all about you after all. The real story of life is God--I AM--the main character and true star of time and eternity. He is at center stage in all of Creation, and He wants you to know Him by name. Knowing I AM means embracing your smallness in light of His greatness. Savor the true meaning of life as you learn to work and rest in His power, spending your life for what lasts forever--the unending glory that is God's alone. Story Behind the BookLouie Giglio recognizes a world and culture that keeps pushing us to be bigger, to be known, to be on top, to be at the center of everything. He encourages those who know how to right-size it all. Instead of pumping up their own programs, agendas, ideas, and plans, their goal is to keep getting smaller in order for Jesus to get bigger. Regarding themselves in relation to Jesus, they have the same goal John the Baptist had: "He must increase, I must decrease."From the Hardcover edition.
Imagine that your mother tells you that she is going away. She is leaving you with relatives whom you have never heard of-and they are members of a strict religious cult. Your name is changed to a biblical one, Esther, and you are forced to follow the severe set of social standards set by the cult. You don't know where your mother is, and you are beginning to lose your own identity.
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