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In this brilliantly imagined novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one glorious, windy day in 1937. And she tells us about herself.There is her love affair with flying ("The sky is flesh") . . . .There are her memories of the past: her childhood desire to become a heroine ("Heroines did what they wanted") . . . her marriage to G.P. Putnam, who promoted her to fame, but was willing to gamble her life so that the book she was writing about her round-the-world flight would sell out before Christmas.There is the flight itself -- day after magnificent or perilous or exhilarating or terrifying day ("Noonan once said any fool could have seen I was risking my life but not living it").And there is, miraculously, an island ("We named it Heaven, as a kind of joke").And, most important, there is Noonan . . .From the Hardcover edition.
One of the most shocking crime novels of all time In what may be Derek Raymond's most talked-about novel--indeed, in what may be one of the most talked about crime novels ever--the reader is immediately plunged into the horrific mind of one of the most brutally damaged and murderous killers the unnamed Sergeant has ever faced. But why the gentle Dora Suarez was murdered at all becomes the Sergeant's obsession. As it turns out, she was already dying of AIDS. So why kill her?As the shocking details pile up, the fourth book in the series becomes a riveting and moving study of vile human exploitation and institutional corruption, and the valiant effort to persist against it.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Set in Nazi Germany, this first-person account of the events and attitudes of the Third Reich provides a glimpse into the lives of German young people of that period.
An air-conditioned doghouse. Tammy Faye crying on camera. Jessica Hahn. Jerry Falwell. The media circus gleefully trumpeted every detail of Jim and Tammy Faye's dizzying descent from the pinnacle of the multimillion-dollar Heritage USA Retreat Center and The Inspirational Network to ignominy, impoverishment--and in Jim's case - imprisonment. Yet the loss of his empire, his money, his home, and his reputation in the two years leading up to his imprisonment in 1989 was only the beginning. In prison, he was to lose even more-his freedom, his sanity, his dignity, his confidence in his faith, and eventually even his wife. Inmate 07407-058, one-time confidant to presidents, had hit bottom. In the humiliation, loneliness, and abject despair of prison, Bakker gradually began to realize that he had to dig deep and face things about himself that as a free man he had been too busy to face. What were those issues? How did he face them? How was he changed? Now for the very first time, Jim Bakker tells his own story--the glory days as a televangelist, the hostile takeover, the emotional breakdown. How he got to prison, his experiences behind bars, and what he learned. Jim Bakker was wrong about many things. Exactly what they were and how he came to confess them will surprise you and inspire you. This is his story.
Now there is a hand to hold... Each year about eight million Americans suffer the death of someone close to them. Now for thse who face the challenges of sudden death, there is a hand to hold, written by two women who have experienced sudden loss. This updated edition of the best-selling bereavement classic will touch, comfort, uplift and console. Authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D. explore sudden death and offers a comforting hand to hold for those who are grieving the sudden death of a loved one. Featured on ABC World News, Fox and Friends and many other shows, this book acts as a touchstone of sanity through difficult times. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye covers such difficult topics as the first few weeks, suicide, death of a child, children and grief, funerals and rituals, physical effects, homicide and depression. New material covers the unique circumstances of loss, men and women's grieving styles, religion and faith, myths and misunderstandings, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye reflects the shifting face of grief. These pages have offered solace to over eighty thousand people, ranging from seniors to teenagers and from the newly bereaved to those who lost a loved one years ago. Individuals engulfed by the immediate aftermath will find a special chapter covering the first few weeks. Tapping their personal histories and drawing on numerous interviews, authors Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair, Ph.D, explore unexpected death and its role in the cycle of life. I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye provides survivors with a rock-steady anchor from which to weather the storm of pain and begin to rebuild their lives. PRAISE FOR I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE "I highly recommend this book, not only to the bereaved, but to friends and counselors as well." Helen Fitzgerald, author of The Grieving Child, The Mourning Handbook, and The Grieving Teen "This book, by women who have done their homework on grief... can hold a hand and comfort a soul through grief 's wilderness. Oustanding references of where to see other help." George C. Kandle, Pastoral Psychologist "Finally, you have found a friend who can not only explain what has just occurred, but can take you by the hand and lead you to a place of healing and personal growth. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member, a close personal associate or a friend, this guide can help you survive and cope, but even more importantly... heal." The Rebecca Review "For those dealing with the loss of a loved one, or for those who want to help someone who is, this is a highly recommended read." Midwest Book Review
I Watch therefore I Am: From Socrates to Sartre, the Great Mysteries of Life as Explained through Howdy Doody, Marcia Brady, Homer Simpson, Don Draper, and Other TV Iconsby Gregory Bergman Peter Archer
Leave it to the Boob Tube to explain the meaning of existence.
From New York Times bestselling author, "one of America's top cultural critics" (Entertainment Weekly), and "The Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine, comes a new book of all original pieces on villains and villainy in popular culture.Chuck Klosterman has walked into the darkness. As a child, he rooted for conventionally good characters like wide-eyed Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. But as Klosterman aged, his alliances shifted--first to Han Solo and then to Darth Vader. Vader was a hero who consciously embraced evil; Vader wanted to be bad. But what, exactly, was that supposed to mean? When we classify someone as a bad person, what are we really saying (and why are we so obsessed with saying it)? In I Wear the Black Hat, Klosterman questions the very nature of how modern people understand the culture of villainy. What was so Machiavellian about Machiavelli? Why don't we see Batman the same way we see Bernhard Goetz? Who's more worthy of our vitriol--Bill Clinton or Don Henley? What was O.J. Simpson's second-worst decision? And why is Klosterman still obsessed with some kid he knew for one week in 1985? Masterfully blending cultural analysis with self-interrogation and limitless imagination, I Wear the Black Hat delivers perceptive observations on the complexity of the anti-hero (seemingly the only kind of hero America still creates). I Wear the Black Hat is the rare example of serious criticism that's instantly accessible and really, really funny. Klosterman is the only writer doing whatever it is he's doing.
I Will Bear Witness is a work of literature as well as a revelation of the day-by-day horror of the Nazi years. Victor Klemperer's secret diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period.
What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into hiding in the mountains. Based on the experiences of the author's own family, this deeply moving book set during the Holocaust deals with a difficult subject in a way that is accessible and appropriate for young readers. I Will Come Back for You is an incredible story of bravery and kindness in the face of danger.From the Hardcover edition.
Sci Fi thriller. Surgeons transplant a new brain into rich and old Johann Sebastian Bach Smith. His body becomes fused with the very vocal personality of his gorgeous secretary Eunice - with mind-blowing results.
Unpublished letters and diaries from eyewitnesses, interviews with descendants, and an intimate knowledge of the country enrich this narrative of the heroic Nez Perce Indian War waged in 1877 against relocation. This chronicle offers new perspectives on pre-war Indian-white relations, describing the character of both the U.S. government leadership as well as Indian leadership.
Responding to God through worshipful discipleship. What is the best way and the best place to learn what it truly means to walk with God as a disciple? While worshiping God in his throne room. Building on his compelling exploration of God's character in the book,I Exalt You, O God,Jerry Bridges now equips you to respond in fresh, authentic ways to the God we come to know better through our personal worship. I Will Follow You, O Godfocuses prayerfully on the four most fundamental aspects of discipleship: * living all of life under God's authority * finding delight in genuine obedience * continually experiencing God's conscious presence * truly depending on him for everything I Will Follow You, O Godalso includes a generous scattering of helpful prayers that will guide your heart in reverent praise and thanksgiving. As a result, you'll find your heart overflowing, your life recharged, and your spirit yearning to obey the God who loves you. From the Hardcover edition.
Lola is a fussy eater. A Very fussy eater. She won't eat her carrots (until big brother Charlie reveals that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter). She won't eat her mashed potatoes (until Charlie explains they are cloud fluff from the pointiest peak of Mount Fuji). There are many, many things Lola absolutely will not eat, including- and especially- tomatoes. Or will she?
"Hannelore, your Papa is dead." In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany--Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Six weeks later he was sent home; ashes in an urn. Soon another letter arrived. "The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East--whatever that means." Hannelore knew: labor camps, starvation, beatings. How could Mama and her two younger brothers bear that? She made a decision: She would go home and be deported with her family. Despite the horrors she faced in eight labor and concentration camps, Hannelore met and fell in love with a Polish POW named Dick Hillman. Oskar Schindler was their one hope to survive. Schindler had a plan to take eleven hundred Jews to the safety of his new factory in Czechoslovakia. Incredibly both she and Dick were added to his list. But survival was not that simple. Weeks later Hannelore found herself, alone, outside the gates of Auschwitz, pushed toward the smoking crematoria. I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree is the remarkable true story of one young woman's nightmarish coming-of-age. But it is also a story about the surprising possibilities for hope and love in one of history's most brutal times.
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 Will Surprise My Friend! Gerald and Piggie want to play a game and surprise each other--but the biggest surprise is the one they least expect.
Poor Ellen. Her boyfriend is cheating on her ... with her best friend. Her other (male) best friend is in love with her when he really shouldn't be. Her beauty queen sister is on a rampage. And her mom is having an affair with one of her teachers.
This is part of the phonics reading program. Great for teaching children to read. This story is very interesting to young readers.. It brings reading to life. Other books in this series are also available from Bookshare.
When Chic, a boy bird with learning disabilities, befriends Ben, a human boy, he learns that relationships must make room for differences.
Since Joyce Mitchell was widowed five years ago, she's kept herself occupied by running the Sewing Circus, an all-girl group she founded to provide badly needed services to young women at risk, many of whom are single mothers. But some nights, home alone, she has to admit that something is missing. And soon she may not even have the Sewing Circus to fill up her life, as the state legislature has decided not to fund the group.Feeling defeated and pessimistic, Joyce reluctantly agrees to dinner at the home of her best friend, Sister, and finds not only a perfect meal but a tall, dark stranger named Nate Anderson. His unexpected presence touches a chord in Joyce that she thought her heart had forgotten how to play.Suddenly, Joyce feels ready to grab a sexy red dress and the life that goes with it . . . if she can keep her girls safe from the forces--useless boyfriends and government agencies--alike against them.
From the book: On the way home from school, Grace and I talk. "Don't you wish there was no Father's Day?" Grace asks me. "That's what I wish." "Not really," I tell her. "If my wish could come true, I'd have my father at least one day in the year."
I Wish I'd Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians' responses to the question "What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed--and why?" The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history's most dramatic events.The Salem witch trials, the raid on Harper's Ferry, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the voting rights march on Selma, the beginnings of the Vietnam War--all of these and more are vividly recreated here by a stellar list of contributors, including Mary Beth Norton, Joseph Ellis, Carol Berkin, Geoffrey Ward, Robert Dallek, Jay Winik, Robert Cowley, Carolyn Gilman, and William Leuchtenburg, among other luminaries of the profession. With imagination, insight, and vivid detail, I Wish I'd Been There is an engaging tour through key events in American history.From the Trade Paperback edition.obert Dallek, and William Leuchtenburg, among other luminaries of the historical profession.I Wish I'd Been There is a marvelous concept, wonderfully and imaginatively executed. The result is an American pageant of character and event that will attract and delight readers of history.
'What is the moment in history that you would like to have witnessed-and why?' This is the thought-provoking question that Theodore Rabb and Byron Hollinshead posed to twenty of our finest historians. Their answers can be found in this fascinating and thoroughly readable book, which trains a lens on crucial moments of our past and brings them to vivid life. Contributors include Tom Holland, John Elliott, John Julius Norwich, Margaret MacMillan and John Keegan and with these - and other - peerless scholars as their guides, readers will be transported to the death of Alexander the Great, Christmas 800CE when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor, Hannibal's legendary crossing of the Alps, Runnymede where King John was forced to sign Magna Carta, the Spanish Armada, the Battle of the Nile, Paris 1919, the German surrender in 1945 and the end of the First Gulf War. Imaginatively executed and vividly written, the result is a pageant of character and event that will attract and delight readers of history.
A collection of poetic lyrics excerpted from Gordon Lightfoot's songs. He was a popular folk singer from the mid-sixties through the seventies. Even without his music, his observations on lasting love, passing love, friendship, nature, beauty and peace. made for relaxing reading and contemplation then as they still do today.
Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves.
What is a leap year? Why are bees busy in summer? Who eats the moon? Why does it get dark at night? In this fascinating book children will find out the answers to these and many more questions about time and seasons.
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