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Cuba Straits

by Randy Wayne White

The remarkable new novel in the Doc Ford series by New York Times-bestselling author Randy Wayne White. Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items--high-profile collectibles--but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth.First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public.A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed.From the Hardcover edition.

Cuba Straits

by Randy Wayne White

The remarkable new novel in the Doc Ford series by New York Times-bestselling author Randy Wayne White. Doc Ford's old friend, General Juan Garcia, has gone into the lucrative business of smuggling Cuban baseball players into the U.S. He is also feasting on profits made by buying historical treasures for pennies on the dollar. He prefers what dealers call HPC items--high-profile collectibles--but when he manages to obtain a collection of letters written by Fidel Castro between 1960-62 to a secret girlfriend, it's not a matter of money anymore. Garcia has stumbled way out of his depth.First Garcia disappears, and then the man to whom he sold the letters. When Doc Ford begins to investigate, he soon becomes convinced that those letters contain a secret that someone, or some powerful agency, cannot allow to be made public.A lot happened between Cuba and the United States from 1960-62. Many men died. A few more will hardly be noticed.From the Hardcover edition.

The Cuban: Hostage in Havana, Murder in Miami, Payback in Panama

by Noel Hynd

A thrilling compilation of three complete novels in best-selling author Noel Hynd's Cuban Trilogy. Hostage in Havana From best-selling author Noel Hynd comes this new series, The Cuban Trilogy, bursting with intrigue and set against the backdrop of Havana, an explosive capital city of faded charm, locked in the past and torn by political intrigue. US Treasury Agent Alexandra LaDuca leaves her Manhattan home on an illegal mission to Cuba that could cost her everything. At stake? Her life . . . and the solution to a decades-old mystery, the recovery of a large amount of cash, and the return of an expatriate American fugitive to the United States. Bullets fly as allies become traitors and enemies become unexpected friends. Alex, recovering from the tragic loss of her fiance a year before, reexamines faith and new love while taking readers on a fast-paced adventure. If you enjoy thrillers such as those by John le Carre, David Baldacci, and Joel Rosenberg, you'll love this series. Murder in Miamai Alex LaDuca travels to Miami to continue her investigations into the murder-and-money laundering activities of the Dosi cartel, an intrigue set in motion in Hostage in Havana. Alex attempts to navigate a Miami underworld that encompasses elements of the surreal and supernatural. But can she emerge from this world with her life—and her faith—intact? Readers of general market thrillers, such as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy will eagerly anticipate this second installment. Payback in Panama After two attempts on her life, Alex is faced with the ultimate decision . . . kill or be killed. Alex’s career, her life, and her future with the man she loves—a future she never expected after the violent death of her fiancé two years earlier—are all at stake. After a final payback in Panama, nothing will be the same . . . if she even survives. You'll be holding your breath from the explosive beginning to the very last twist!

The Cuban Kitchen

by Raquel Rabade Roque

What is Cuban cuisine? A delectable intermingling of Spanish, Portuguese, Arabian, Chinese, and African culinary traditions--a true melting pot of all the influences that combine in Cuban culture.Now, Raquel Rabade Roque gives us the definitive book of Cuban cuisine: encyclopedic in its range, but intimate and accessible in tone with more than five hundred recipes for classic, home-style dishes--from black bean soup to pork empanadas, from ropa vieja to black beans and croquetas, from tostones to arroz con pollo, from churros to café con leche--as well as the vividly told stories behind the recipes.Based on the author's family recipes, this is real Cuban cooking presented with today's busy cooks in mind. Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice, a lover of Cuban cuisine or just discovering it, The Cuban Kitchen will become an essential part of your kitchen library.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Cuban Missile Crisis in American Memory: Myths Versus Reality

by Sheldon M. Stern

This book exposes the misconceptions, half-truths, and outright lies that have shaped the still dominant but largely mythical version of what happened in the White House during those harrowing two weeks of secret Cuban missile crisis deliberations. A half-century after the event it is surely time to demonstrate, once and for all, that RFK's Thirteen Days and the personal memoirs of other ExComm members cannot be taken seriously as historically accurate accounts of the ExComm meetings.

The Cube

by Annie Gottlieb Slobodan D. Pe i

Spread the word. . . but keep the secret! The Cube is an imagination game--and more--that holds a secret you are dared not to reveal. Last seen making the rounds in the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the Cube is rumored to be of ancient Sufi origin, but no one really knows for certain. This mystery game just seems to reappear when and where it is needed. Now it is here! Inside these pages, the game is revealed along with intriguing stories of others who have played the Cube--including such celebrities as Gloria Steinem, Willem Dafoe, Erica Jong, and Judy Collins. So don't be square. . . Get Cubed!

Cube Route (Xanth #27)

by Piers Anthony

27th in xanth series

Cube Sleuth

by David Terruso

Bobby Pinker hates his humdrum corporate job. He only has one friend at work, a comedian named Ron. Just as their friendship starts to blossom, Ron is found dead in the office parking garage. The police rule Ron's death a suicide, but Bobby becomes convinced one of his coworkers murdered him. He starts snooping around the office, slipping voice-activated tape recorders under desks, breaking into the HR filing cabinet, and tailing people home. Bobby's investigation will likely get him fired. It will possibly get him arrested. And if he isn't careful, it just might get him killed. Cube Sleuth is a dark comedy and an amateur-detective murder mystery. A tragedy told with comedic timing. And a raunchy tale of a twenty-something bachelor whose libido leads him down a dangerous path. If you like mysteries with richly developed characters, crisp dialogue, bizarre twists, and boner jokes, this is the book for you.

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

by Nikil Saval

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is—and what it might become.<P> In the mid-nineteenth century clerks worked in small, dank spaces called “counting-houses.” These were all-male enclaves, where work was just paperwork. Most Americans considered clerks to be questionable dandies, who didn’t do “real work.” But the joke was on them: as the great historical shifts from agricultural to industrial economies took place, and then from industrial to information economies, the organization of the workplace evolved along with them—and the clerks took over. Offices became rationalized, designed for both greater efficiency in the accomplishments of clerical work and the enhancement of worker productivity. Women entered the office by the millions, and revolutionized the social world from within. Skyscrapers filled with office space came to tower over cities everywhere. Cubed opens our eyes to what is a truly "secret history" of changes so obvious and ubiquitous that we've hardly noticed them. From the wood-paneled executive suite to the advent of the cubicles where 60% of Americans now work (and 93% of them dislike it) to a not-too-distant future where we might work anywhere at any time (and perhaps all the time), Cubed excavates from popular books, movies, comic strips (Dilbert!), and a vast amount of management literature and business history, the reasons why our workplaces are the way they are—and how they might be better.

The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse

by Tom Verducci

With inside access and reporting, Sports Illustrated senior baseball writer and FOX Sports analyst Tom Verducci reveals how Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon built, led, and inspired the Chicago Cubs team that broke the longest championship drought in sports, chronicling their epic journey to become World Series champions. It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions. How did a team composed of unknown, young players and supposedly washed-up veterans come together to break the Curse of the Billy Goat? Tom Verducci, twice named National Sportswriter of the Year and co-writer of The Yankee Years with Joe Torre, will have full access to team president Theo Epstein, manager Joe Maddon, and the players to tell the story of the Cubs' transformation from perennial underachievers to the best team in baseball. Beginning with Epstein's first year with the team in 2011, Verducci will show how Epstein went beyond "Moneyball" thinking to turn around the franchise. Leading the organization with a manual called "The Cubs Way," he focused on the mental side of the game as much as the physical, emphasizing chemistry as well as statistics. To accomplish his goal, Epstein needed manager Joe Maddon, an eccentric innovator, as his counterweight on the Cubs' bench. A man who encourages themed road trips and late-arrival game days to loosen up his team, Maddon mixed New Age thinking with Old School leadership to help his players find their edge. The Cubs Way takes readers behind the scenes, chronicling how key players like Rizzo, Russell, Lester, and Arrieta were deftly brought into the organization by Epstein and coached by Maddon to outperform expectations. Together, Epstein and Maddon proved that clubhouse culture is as important as on-base-percentage, and that intangible components like personality, vibe, and positive energy are necessary for a team to perform to their fullest potential. Verducci chronicles the playoff run that culminated in an instant classic Game Seven. He takes a broader look at the history of baseball in Chicago and the almost supernatural element to the team's repeated loses that kept fans suffering, but also served to strengthen their loyalty. The Cubs Way is a celebration of an iconic team and its journey to a World Championship that fans and readers will cherish for years to come.

Cucarachas (Harry Hole 2)

by Jo Nesbo

Cucarachas es el segundo volumen de la serie de thrillers más bestias del momento, protagonizada por el detective Harry Hole. HARRY HOLE VISITA BANGKOK El embajador noruego aparece asesinado en un burdel de Bangkok. El embajador mantenía relaciones muy cercanas con el primer ministro noruego. En Oslo, para evitar el escándalo, tratan de desviar la atención hacia el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores... Harry Hole, alcoholizado y adicto a la vitamina B12, llega a Bangkok con instrucciones claras: silenciar el caso. ¿Será necesario ocultar pruebas? Harry descubre que el caso esconde otras tramas siniestras: se trata de un asesinato mucho más complejo de lo que a priori parecía. Y SE PIERDE EN UN MUNDO DESCONOCIDO Inmerso en el ruido y el tráfico de una ciudad multitudinaria, Harry recorre las calles de un Bangkok lleno de bares de alterne, templos, fumadores de opio, trampas para turistas... Harry trata de encontrar la clave del asesinato del embajador, aunque nadie se lo ha pedido. Y nadie le quiere cerca, ni siquiera él mismo... «La novela ambientada en Bangkok. Recuerdo que sudé y sudé durante lassemanas que escribí y escribí. Volé a Vietnam, me instalé en un pequeñohotel donde los propietarios me pusieron un pequeño escritorio y me pres-taron la bici. Así que pedaleé y escribí. Conocí a personajes increíbles.Comí y cené en el único buen restaurante del pueblo. Sudé y escribí.»Jo Nesbø Las novelas de Jo Nesbø han sido traducidas a más de 40 lenguas y llevan vendidos más de 25 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo. Otros autores opinan...«Pura destreza narrativa.»Lorenzo Silva «Alucinante. Jo Nesbø es mi escritor de thrillers preferido y Harry Hole mi nuevo héroe.»Michael Conelly Y la prensa ha dicho...«Impresionante. Probablemente el mejor thriller del año.»BBC. Radio 4 «Adictivo y brillante.»El País «Adictivo y brutal.»El Periódico «El escritor escandinavo que más atrae a los lectores.»El diario.es

The Cuckoo Clock of Doom (Goosebumps #28)

by R. L. Stine

Tara the Terrible. That's what Michael Webster calls his bratty little sister. She loves getting Michael in trouble. Making his life miserable. Things couldn't get any worse. Then Mr. Webster brings home the antique cuckoo clock. It's old. It's expensive. And Mr. Webster won't let anyone touch it. Poor Michael. He should have listened to his dad. Because someone put a spell on the clock. A strange spell. A dangerous spell. And now Michael's life will never be the same again....

The Cuckoo Sister

by Vivien Alcock

[From the back cover:] "BABY SNATCHED FROM CARRIAGE IN FRONT OF DRESSHOP The headlines blared two years before Kate was born, when her mother had left her first baby, Emma, in her carriage outside a shop. When she came out, the baby was gone! For years Kate has fantasized about her sister, and suddenly a girl turns up on the doorstep with a note saying she's Emma. Now could this strange, streetwise character be her long lost sister? Is she truly Emma or is she like a young cuckoo bird, who will take over the nest, pushing away the real offspring?"

Cuckoo Song

by Frances Hardinge

"The first things to shift were the doll's eyes, the beautiful grey-green glass eyes. Slowly they swivelled, until their gaze was resting on Triss's face. Then the tiny mouth moved, opened to speak. ; What are you doing here?; It was uttered in tones of outrage and surprise, and in a voice as cold and musical as the clinking of cups. ; Who do you think you are? This is my family;" <P><P> When Triss wakes up after an accident, she knows that something is very wrong. She is insatiably hungry; her sister seems scared of her and her parents whisper behind closed doors. She looks through her diary to try to remember, but the pages have been ripped out. Soon Triss discovers that what happened to her is more strange and terrible than she could ever have imagined, and that she is quite literally not herself. In a quest find the truth she must travel into the terrifying Underbelly of the city to meet a twisted architect who has dark designs on her family - before it's too late...

The Cuckoo's Calling

by Robert Galbraith

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide.After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

The Cuckoo's Egg: Inside the World of Computer Espionage

by Clifford Stoll

Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized users on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"-- a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U. S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own, spying on the spy-- and plunging into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U. S. counter-intelligence agents. "The Cuckoo's Egg is his wild and suspenseful true story-- a year of deception, broken codes, satellites, missile bases and the ultimate sting operation-- and how one ingenious American trapped a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.

Cuddles the Cat Goes to the Dentist

by Sean Kelly

Cuddles the cat visits the dentist, brushes her teeth twice a day, and keeps the sugar bugs away. But then there's Cuddles' best friend, Bob. When it comes to taking care of his teeth, he doesn't do a great job. Bob often forgets to brush, so his teeth are turning brown, but the dentist helps him turn his frown upside-down! With the help of Cuddles and Bob, teach your children the value of keeping their teeth healthy and clean. Author and practicing dentist Sean Kelly provides useful FAQs to guide parents and children to a happy and (hopefully) cavity-free mouth.

Cuddling

by Elizabella Gold Rhidian Brenig Jones S. H. Allan Stephen Osborne Rob Rosen Anna Martin Ac Valentine River Clair Dawn Douglas Rowan Mcallister Anna Butler G. S. Wiley Nico Jaye K. Lynn Eva Clancy Caitlin Ricci

What happens after "happily ever after"? No matter how long they&apos;ve been together, the couples in this anthology find that keeping a relationship alive takes work. Whether it&apos;s job conflicts or family issues, the seven-year-itch or just plain stuck-in-a-rut routine, these men face the challenges of keeping the spark alive with humor, creativity, and romance. Stories included are: At First Sound by G.S. WileyChange of Heart by Rhidian Brenig JonesCupcakes for Two by K. LynnDream Lover by Nico JayeHappy Holidays by Anna ButlerHome on the Range by Anna MartinHow to Date Your Husband by AC ValentineLike an Old Sweater by Elizabella GoldLooking Back by Rob RosenQuarter Moon Over a Ten Cent Town by Stephen OsborneReboot by S. H. AllanRemember When by River ClairThe Cat&apos;s Out of the Bag by Rowan McAllisterThe Making of a Family by Caitlin RicciThe Responsible One by Eva ClancyThe Thing I Love Best About Mitch by Dawn Douglas

Un cuento de Hadas

by Katrina Bowlin-Mackenzie Tania Garcia Becerril

Las Hadas enseñan a una pequeña niña cómo creer en ella misma. Una tímida pequeña se sienta sola con las Hadas como sus únicas amigas, hasta que ellas le enseñan cómo creer en ella misma. Muchas ilustraciones coloridas.

Los cuentos

by Cesare Pavese

Si Dios está en los detalles, entonces la dignidad de un hombre cabe en el gesto con que apaga una colilla y el dolor de una mujer aparece de pronto en el modo desmañado con que repasa el carmín de sus labios mustios. En estos cuentos reunidos y escritos en la época más fructífera de Pavese, entre 1936 y 1946, se condensan los temas queridos del autor. Son unos lugares, unos seres y unos tiempos que luego veremos repetidos en sus novelas y ensayos: la soledad de los campesinos y el desconcierto de los obreros, el rencor y la rebelión de unas amas de casa abandonadas por el amor y obligadas a buscar otras razones de vida, los silencios que casi pueden palparse alrededor de una mesa en una cena de familia, las caricias furtivas en los prados, unas copas de vino peleón con los amigos y el sexo cansado en ciertos hoteluchos de la periferia de Torino.Con esos retales de vida, Pavese cosió gran literatura, una prosa capaz de cruzar fronteras para instalarse en el ánimo de quien lee y hacer preguntas incómodas, que obligan a revisar nuestra idea del mundo."Estamos predestinados, Pavese y todos nosotros, los de su generación, a no contentarnos nunca con los resultados conseguidos. Lo nuestro es empeñarnos en ciertos temas y exprimir lo cotidiano, sacando jugo literario ahí donde otros solo vieron casas, campos, fábricas y humo de cigarrillos."Ítalo Calvino

Cuentos completos

by Arturo Barea

En sus cuentos, como ya hiciera en la trilogía, Barea nos ofrece su personal mirada sobre la sociedad española de antes, durante y después de la guerra civil, con ese estilo directo y de profunda sensibilidad observadora que se encuentra en muy pocos autores, y esa capacidad para describir la vida de los olvidados de la historia, las clases populares, un anhelo evidente desde el inicio de su carrera como escritor. Este libro en el que se han recogido todos los relatos de Arturo Barea, seleccionados, editados y comentados por uno de los máximos especialistas en la obra del escritor, el profesor Nigel Townson, cumple el deseo alguna vez manifestado por el autor de que un día se publicaran todos sus relatos en un solo volumen. «Los cuentos reflejan el dolor de un hombre que luchaba por reconciliarse con un acontecimiento que le había convertido en un exiliado y, además, en un hombre desesperado por mantenerse en contacto con sus raíces.» NIGEL TOWNSON

Cuentos completos

by José Agustín Ramírez

Este libro reúne todas las narraciones cortas que José Agustín ha publicado a la fecha: desde Inventando que sueño (1968), ahora con una posdata; No hay censura (1988) y (No pases esta puerta) 1992, hasta los "cuentos" de Los grandes discos de rock (2001) y un extenso relato inédito, "Los ojos de los demás" (2002). Los cuentos de esta compilación destacan por su originalidad, por la fusión de tradición y rebeldía, además de humor, irreverencia, sexo y erotismo. Estos Cuentos completos incluyen textos ya clásicos como "Cuál es la onda", "Amor del bueno" o "Transportarán a un cadáver por exprés", que han abierto nuevos caminos al relato y representan una de las propuestas literarias más ambiciosas de la narrativa mexicana.

Cuentos completos (1947-1994)

by Mario Benedetti

"En la dedicación de Benedetti a escribir cuentos se halla una prueba de su autenticidad. Nadie que buscara un público masivo hubiera optado por un género que se suponía de escasa venta en comparación con la novela. Benedetti ha derruido ese prejuicio y cada una de sus colecciones circula en miles de ejemplares. El renovado auge de la narrativa breve está en deuda con su constancia. En manos de Benedetti el cuento aparece como un género de una ductilidad y flexibilidad incomparables. Es el más antiguo y el más nuevo. En él todo se ha hecho y todo está por hacerse" (José Emilio Pacheco).

Cuentos Completos 2

by Julio Cortázar

Segundo tomo de la recopilación de los cuentos del gran escritor argentino, Julio Cortázar. Cuentos 1968 a 1976

Cuentos Completos 3

by Julio Cortázar

Tercer tomo de la recopilación de los cuentos del gran escritor argentino, Julio Cortázar.

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