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Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.More than seventy-five years after its first publication, Manhattan Transfer still stands as "a novel of the very first importance" (Sinclair Lewis). It is a masterpeice of modern fiction and a lasting tribute to the dual-edged nature of the American dream.
A Best Book Of The Year Time St. Louis Post-Dispatch Kansas City Star San Francisco Chronicle NPR Seattle Times A shy manifesto, an impractical handbook, the true story of a fabulist, an entire life in parts and pieces, Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers addresses with his characteristic warmth and lyric wit the all-important question: What does it mean to be a man today?
The gripping account of the decade-long hunt for the world's most wanted man.It was only a week before 9/11 that Peter Bergen turned in the manuscript of Holy War, Inc., the story of Osama bin Laden--whom Bergen had once interviewed in a mud hut in Afghanistan--and his declaration of war on America. The book became a New York Times bestseller and the essential portrait of the most formidable terrorist enterprise of our time. Now, in Manhunt, Bergen picks up the thread with this taut yet panoramic account of the pursuit and killing of bin Laden. Here are riveting new details of bin Laden's flight after the crushing defeat of the Taliban to Tora Bora, where American forces came startlingly close to capturing him, and of the fugitive leader's attempts to find a secure hiding place. As the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before the Pakistani government demolished it, Bergen paints a vivid picture of bin Laden's grim, Spartan life in hiding and his struggle to maintain control of al-Qaeda even as American drones systematically picked off his key lieutenants. Half a world away, CIA analysts haunted by the intelligence failures that led to 9/11 and the WMD fiasco pored over the tiniest of clues before homing in on the man they called "the Kuwaiti"--who led them to a peculiar building with twelve-foot-high walls and security cameras less than a mile from a Pakistani military academy. This was the courier who would unwittingly steer them to bin Laden, now a prisoner of his own making but still plotting to devastate the United States. Bergen takes us inside the Situation Room, where President Obama considers the COAs (courses of action) presented by his war council and receives conflicting advice from his top advisors before deciding to risk the raid that would change history--and then inside the Joint Special Operations Command, whose "secret warriors," the SEALs, would execute Operation Neptune Spear. From the moment two Black Hawks take off from Afghanistan until bin Laden utters his last words, Manhunt reads like a thriller.Based on exhaustive research and unprecedented access to White House officials, CIA analysts, Pakistani intelligence, and the military, this is the definitive account of ten years in pursuit of bin Laden and of the twilight of al-Qaeda.
The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from the just-ended Civil War, watched in horror and sadness. James L. Swanson's Manhunt is a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as you've never read it before.
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Holy War, Inc., this is the definitive account of the decade-long manhunt for the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden. Al Qaeda expert and CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen paints a multidimensional picture of the hunt for Osama bin Laden over the past decade, including the operation that killed him. Other key elements of the book will include: - A careful account of Obama's decision-making process as the raid was planned - The fascinating story of a group of women CIA analysts who never gave up assembling the tiniest clues about bin Laden's whereabouts - The untold and action-packed history of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the SEALs - An analysis of what the death of bin Laden means for Al Qaeda and for Obama's legacy Just as Hugh Trevor-Roper's The Last Days of Hitler was the definitive account of the death of the Nazi dictator, Manhunt is the authoritative, immersive account of the death of the man who organized the largest mass murder in American history.
Watch out, guys! These ladies mean business. . . The Chaseby Betina KrahnSamantha Drexel has always loved Nick Stack. . . or at least she's loved his music. So when Sam first meets the sexy songwriter, she's already halfway seduced. Lucky for her, Nick's more than willing to finish the job. . . . The Takedownby Joanne RockLuke Owens has been trying to avoid the sensual allure of Tori Halsey, his best friend's little sister, all his life. But all bets are off when she decides to take him down and have her way with him!The Satisfactionby Lori BorrillKitty Colburn has never believed in resisting temptation. And right now, she's got a fierce craving for chef Josh Beeker. Now all she has to do is convince the notorious playboy that sex with her could be wickedly delicious. . . .
From the desk of Victoria Sommerset-Hays check lab results b'day cards for Aunt Tillie FIND HUSBAND! Unfortunately, Miami doesn't have the blue-blood, Mayflower type of people Victoria Sommerset-Hays's family marries, so Vicky hires detective Luke Adams to find her a suitable man. For once in her life, Vicky wants to make her parents proud of her, and the right kind of husband will do exactly that.Now that Luke has taken the worry of the husband hunt off her shoulders, Vicky can concentrate on her research work...except she can't help noticing Luke's broad shoulders and sexy swagger and wondering if... No, he's all wrong for her! So why can't Vicky keep her mind on finding a husband and not a lover? Manhunting She's got a plan-to find herself a man!
Piper Shepherd was desperate. As the only single member of her sorority (even chubby hypochondriac Tillie had managed to snag a suitor!) she had to find a husband soon. That wasn't easy in Mudville, Mississippi, population twenty! But Piper had a plan. First she dug up her grandmother's manhunting manual. Then gorgeous Ian Bentley came to town....Ian Bentley had no intention of saying "I do"--ever! As it was, he'd just narrowly escaped a brush with matrimony. So the last thing he expected was to fall victim to sexy Piper Shepherd's manhunting scheme. The sassy little brunette was tempting, he'd give her that. But she wasn't going to get this man to the altar....
The chasePhotographer Cleo Griffin was frustrated. She'd become famous for her calendar shots of sexy, sweaty, muscle-bound hunks-but she was taking more cold showers than she was photos! She needed a man! So, on her upcoming shoot in Montana, Cleo decided to round herself up a cowboy...and keep him.The prizeRancher Tom McBride had enough trouble without some slick photographer stirring up his men. But looking at Cleo, Tom was the one getting all worked up. At first she wanted to use his photo in her calendar. Then she just wanted him. But Tom had no intention of becoming hunk or husband....ManhuntingShe's got a plan-to find herself a man!
An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life--and concealing a pharmacy's worth of prescription drugs meant to stabilize her moods and make her "normal." In explosive bursts of prose that mirror the devastating mania and extreme despair of her illness, Cheney describes her roller-coaster existence with shocking honesty, giving brilliant voice to the previously unarticulated madness she endured. Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder--it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.
Sometimes the most dramatic scenes in a high school theater club are the ones that happen between the actors and crew off stage.Seventeen-year-old Tyler Darcy's dream of being a writer is starting to feel very real now that he's sold his first short story to a literary journal. He should be celebrating its publication with his two best friends who've always had his back, but on this night, a steady stream of texts from his girlfriend Sidney keep intruding. So do the memories of his dream girl, Becky, who's been on his mind a little too much since the first day of high school. Before the night is over, Ty might just find the nerve to stop all the obsessing and finally take action.
This sweeping history of the 1840s captures America's enormous sense of possibility and shows how the extraordinary expansion of territories forced the nation to come to grips with the deep rift that would bring war just a decade later.
If there was just one thing I could tell you about living the life of your dreams, knowing that if you understood it, it would be enough, I would ask you to realize that you already are living that life. In his most advanced work to date, Mike Dooley builds on the concepts of his New York Times bestseller Infinite Possibilities by using his revolutionary concept, the Matrix, to take the art of deliberate creation to the next level. Taking us behind the curtains of time and space, Dooley guides us through the practice of choosing our desired end results without getting too attached to the details or messing with the "cursed hows." Manifesting Change breaks down the metaphysical mechanics behind every physical manifestation through exercises, stories, and analogies that illustrate just how the Matrix will show the flow of events that will, or will not, trigger changes in your life based upon your thoughts, words, and actions. It will help you understand what you really want, why you really want it, and how to go about getting it with supreme confidence. Set life's magic in motion and accelerate the arrival of all that your heart desires with this complete master's guide to creating the life of your dreams.
"And then it happened ... a ray of illumination shot straight up and down to the left and the right, forming a pair of axes. My heart began to beat very fast, yet I didn't blink. I couldn't have taken my eyes off what I was seeing if I had wanted to." At the dawn of the new millennium, Joseph Pierce Farrell made a startling discovery that holds the potential to transform the world. Having abandoned his childhood dream of a career in healthcare, he had settled for a passionless job in real estate, lining his pockets while eroding his soul. Then one day he fell into a humble job restoring antiques and furniture. One evening while working in his basement studio, he drifted into a meditative state and permitted his mind to soar with the unlimited imagination of a child. In that moment, he experienced a brilliant, blinding flash that ignited within him a remarkable power. Since that transformative moment, he has restored the facial features of a severely disfigured young man, virtually erased an inoperable brain tumor, dramatically reversed the aging process of the faces of celebrities, and mended broken bones--simply with intention supported by a profound connection to a higher source. After a decade of his pioneering work exploring consciousness and its relationship to health and healing, Farrell was invited to present his findings internationally in academic settings, catapulting him to the cutting edge of the integrative healthcare movement. Endorsed by leading researchers and medical doctors, Farrell's body of evidence has begun to construct a bridge to permit science and spirituality to heal their divide and advance the emerging integrative healthcare model. In this unprecedented book, Farrell chronicles his journey of discovery and poignant stories of human transformation. He outlines an easy-to-follow five-step process that readers can use to ignite their own capacity to manifest change in their lives and the world. Heralding a message of unlimited possibility, Manifesting Michelangelo makes a compelling argument, supporting what science is beginning to embrace, what the great artists have always known, and what spiritual traditions have long promised--that we possess a latent capacity to manifest on the level of the miraculous. It is the first book that asks us to believe--based not on faith alone, but on eyewitness medical testimony, scientific evidence, and profound photos--that we have the capacity to manifest the change in the world that our conscience decrees and our hearts desire.
Featuring essays and interviews with Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Albert Hofmann, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Tim Robbins, Arne Naess, and electronic musician Simon Posford, as well as groundbreaking research and personal accounts, this one-of-a-kind anthology is a "best of" collection of articles and essays published by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Topics include the healing use of marijuana and psychedelics--including MDMA, ibogaine, LSD, and ayahuasca--for PTSD, anxiety, depression, and drug addiction, as well as positive effects of these substances in the realm of the arts, family, spirituality, ecology, and technology. Among many other thought-provoking and mind-opening pieces are the following:* "On Leary and Drugs at the End," by Carol Rosen and Vicki Marshall * "Psychedelic Rites of Passage," by Ram Dass * "To Be Read at the Funeral," by Albert Hofmann * "Another Green World: Psychedelics and Ecology," by Daniel Pinchbeck * "Psychedelics and Species Connectedness," by Stanley Krippner, PhD * "Huxley on Drugs and Creativity," by Aldous Huxley* "Psychedelics and the Deep Ecology Movement: A Conversation with Arne Naess," by Mark A. Schroll, PhD, and David Rothenberg * "Psychedelic Sensibility," by Tom Robbins * "Electronic Music and Psychedelics: An Interview with Simon Posford of Shpongle," by David Jay Brown * "How Psychedelics Informed My Sex Life and Sex Work," by Annie Sprinkle* "Consideration of Ayahuasca for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder," by Jessica Nielson, PhD, and Julie Megler, MSN, NP-BC * "Psychedelics and Extreme Sports," by James Oroc * "Youth and Entheogens: A Modern Rite of Passage?," by Andrei Foldes with Amba, Eric Johnson, et al. * "Diary of an MDMA Subject," by Anonymous* "Dimethyltryptamine: Possible Endogenous Ligand of the Sigma-1 Receptor?," by Adam L. Halberstadt * "Lessons from Psychedelic Therapy," by Richard Yensen, PhD * "Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Psychedelics," by Ana Maqueda * "Talking with Ann and Sasha Shulgin about the Existence of God and the Pleasures of Sex and Drugs," by Jon Hanna and Silvia ThyssenFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The noosphere, identified in the early twentieth century as intrinsic to the next stage of human and terrestrial evolution, is defined as the Earth's "mental sphere" or stratum of human thought. Manifesto for the Noosphere, the final work by renowned author José Argüelles, predicts that the noosphere will be fully accessed on December 21, 2012--but warns that we will only successfully make this evolutionary jump through an act of collective consciousness among humans on Earth. The ascension to the noosphere or Supermind (using the terminology of Sri Aurobindo), Argüelles says, will be an unprecedented "mind shift" that mirrors the emergence of life itself on the planet. Manifesto for the Noosphere is intended to inform and prepare humanity for the nature and magnitude of this shift. Argüelles brings in the Mayan long-count calendar, radical theories on the nature of time, advanced states of consciousness, and the possible intervention of galactic intelligence. He carefully details the role of the noosphere in relation to other planetary strata (hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere) as well as the history and nature of the biosphere-noosphere transition and the intermediary phases of the technosphere and cybersphere. About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC.
This presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.
Most works of art, whether illustrative, musical or literary, are created subject to a set of constraints. In many (but not all) cases, these constraints have a mathematical nature, for example, the geometric transformations governing the canons of J. S. Bach, the various projection systems used in classical painting, the catalog of symmetries found in Islamic art, or the rules concerning poetic structure. This fascinating book describes geometric frameworks underlying this constraint-based creation. The author provides both a development in geometry and a description of how these frameworks fit the creative process within several art practices. He furthermore discusses the perceptual effects derived from the presence of particular geometric characteristics. The book began life as a liberal arts course and it is certainly suitable as a textbook. However, anyone interested in the power and ubiquity of mathematics will enjoy this revealing insight into the relationship between mathematics and the arts.
"ONE OF THE BEST SF WRITERS IN THE BUSINESS . . . [Manifold: Origin is] filled with marvelous scientific speculations, strange events, novel concepts, and an awe-inspiring sense of the wonders of the universe. " -Science Fiction Chronicle In the year 2015, astronaut Reid Malenfant is flying over the African continent, intent on examining a mysterious glowing construct in Earth's orbit. But when the very fabric of the sky tears open, spilling living creatures to the ground and pulling others inside (including his wife, Emma), Malenfant's quest to uncover the unknown becomes personal. While desperately searching to discover what happened to the woman he loves, Malenfant embarks upon an adventure to the very fount of human development . . . on earth and beyond.
The year is 2020. Fueled by an insatiable curiosity, Reid Malenfant ventures to the far edge of the solar system, where he discovers a strange artifact left behind by an alien civilization: A gateway that functions as a kind of quantum transporter, allowing virtually instantaneous travel over the vast distances of interstellar space. What lies on the other side of the gateway? Malenfant decides to find out. Yet he will soon be faced with an impossible choice that will push him beyond terror, beyond sanity, beyond humanity itself. Meanwhile on Earth the Japanese scientist Nemoto fears her worst nightmares are coming true. Startling discoveries reveal that the Moon, Venus, even Mars once thrived with life-life that was snuffed out not just once but many times, in cycles of birth and destruction. And the next chilling cycle is set to begin again . . .
The year is 2010. More than a century of ecological damage, industrial and technological expansion, and unchecked population growth has left the Earth on the brink of devastation. As the world's governments turn inward, one man dares to envision a bolder, brighter future. That man, Reid Malenfant, has a very different solution to the problems plaguing the planet: the exploration and colonization of space. Now Malenfant gambles the very existence of time on a single desperate throw of the dice. Battling national sabotage and international outcry, as apocalyptic riots sweep the globe, he builds a spacecraft and launches it into deep space. The odds are a trillion to one against him. Or are they?
Conventional wisdom says that women are the manipulative ones-but if you're one of the thousands of women suffering at the hands of a manipulative man, you know better. Men can be just as sneaky, passive-aggressive, needy, underhanded, whiny, guilt-inducing, and emotionally demanding as women are accused of being-and more so.
New York City is being swept by a strange and terrible epidemic. Victims can no longer eat solid food, they become hypersensitive to sunlight, and they have an irresistible need to drink human blood.
Wilma Mankiller has been the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation since 1985. She tells her personal story (her political awakening came during the 1970 occupation of Alcatraz Island), interwoven with the complex history of the Cherokee Nation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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