- Table View
- List View
Saddle up for a riveting tale of the Old West! When Lee Weston's father writes him that an old enemy, Harvey Dodge, is back in town, Lee rides out in a hurry from Wyoming to Pecos, New Mexico only to find his father murdered and the family ranch burned to the ground. Certain that Dodge is to blame, Lee sets off to settle the score but gets into a fiery Colt showdown in the town of Pecos. Severely wounded, he flees into the mountains just before passing out. As fate would have it, Dodge's beautiful, yet headstrong, daughter, Ellen, finds Lee's unconscious body and secretly nurses him back to health. But when Lee insists on continuing his plan for revenge, he gets himself into a heap more trouble--false accusations, a near lynching at the hands of an angry mob and the scorn of the only girl he ever looked at more than once! "...the flair of Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey." --True West
This vivid biography reflects the fullness of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis' personal and professional lives. Born in Kentucky shortly before the Civil War, Brandeis rose to national fame as "the people's attorney"--the first public interest lawyer--and went on to become an adviser to Woodrow Wilson and a confidant of Franklin Roosevelt.
Glenn Meade, the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Second Messiah, delivers unrivaled suspense, unforgettable characters, and a brilliantly absorbing story as a British agent and a German woman find themselves unraveling a plot to bring about the Fourth Reich. Sixty years ago, the greatest crime against humanity was committed. Today it's only a heartbeat away from happening again. In Paraguay, a young reporter is found brutally murdered. In Berlin, a political activist is gunned down in the street. In Strasbourg, an international policeman is given the name of a beautiful young German woman--and the first key to an extraordinary political plot. Joseph Volkmann knows that a string of killings around the world are linked by a single purpose. And he knows that Erica Kranz, whose journalist cousin had stumbled on the story, is linked to the plan. Haunted by the ghosts of the past, driven by the specter of the future, Volkmann and Kranz are about to plunge through a realm of terrorism, fanaticism, and deception as they stare at the true face of evil.
Karin Friedrich locates the history of Brandenburg-Prussia within the east-central European context to which it once belonged. She examines Prussia as a conduit between East and West, and as a political entity which attempted, unsuccessfully,to harmonise the great diversity of its local traditions, institutions and identities.
Evan Potter analyses how the federal government has used the instruments of public diplomacy - cultural programs, international education, international broadcasting, trade, and investment promotion - to exercise Canada's soft power internationally. He argues that protecting and nurturing a distinct national identity are essential to Canada's sovereignty and prosperity, and suggests ways to achieve this through the strategic exercise of public diplomacy, at home and abroad. In offering the first comprehensive overview of the origins, development, and implementation of the country's public diplomacy, Branding Canada offers policy advice on Canada's approach and advances the thinking on public diplomacy in general.
There are more than 54,000 new blogs started every day around the world. The stark reality is that most will fail because bloggers don't have enough information on marketing themselves. The key to any successful marketing plan is a strong brand. Branding for Bloggers features tried-and-true, it-worked-for-me methods of branding from a rich mix of professional bloggers and branding experts. Bloggers will learn how to define their brand, establish it to grow the reach of their blog, and use their new brand identities to start earning money online.
Branding for Nonprofits provides the processes, tools, and thinking needed to brand or rebrand. Author DK Holland-a pioneer in the field-helps nonprofits approach the rebranding process with confidence and enthusiasm. Case studies reveal real-life situations in which nonprofits have successfully created branding opportunities out of dilemmas, creating a distinctinve, clear identity that furthers their mission. Inspiring and demystifying, this book is the essential tool for nonprofits seeking to communicate their important work in a bold voice. Addresses the connection between branding and fund-raising There are 1.6 million nonprofits in the United States. Stand out from the crowd!
Men are purchasing more clothes, shoes, health and beauty products, and personal care services than ever before. The world of men's retail has remained a kind of bug in amber, frozen in time, with the same century-old style of merchandising and selling. A store must not simply provide, but educate the male customer, who is growing hungry for something more than the usual Blue Plate Special of khakis and polo shirts. To better attract this new wave of interested consumers, products in the U.S. must be merchandised and sold in a completely different manner. The design and branding of a man's store ought to make men want to go shopping. Branding the Man offers retailers, buyers, and marketers strategic solutions to revolutionize men's retail via some relatively simple conceptual strategies. Author Bertrand Pellegrin utilizes his years as a retail strategist to help retailers understand classic men's environments-ones where men are most naturally inclined to spend time-and leverage the opportunities which arise from these "comfort zones" to engage and sell to the male customer. Branding the Man immerses the reader in a discussion of men's retail environments spanning every level: store design, buying/sourcing, merchandising, marketing and advertising, and promotion and lays out a blueprint for how men can be developed as the "next frontier" in retail.
He'd come to Wyoming on business, but the moment Prince Stefan Lutece met the beautiful forensics expert, all he could think about was pleasure. Unfortunately, Jane Cameron had a job to do-one that involved missing evidence and possibly murder-and she wasn't falling for Stefan's royal charms. But everything changed when Jane became the target of her own investigation and Stefan, with his military training and commanding presence, her self-imposed guardian. Protecting her 24/7 guaranteed Jane's survival. . . ;and stirred up the attraction practically burning between them. Stefan guaranteed he'd keep Jane out of the line of fire-but not out of his big, lonely bed.
The Brandjam concept is about innovation, intuition, and risk. Gobe explains how design is the "instrument" companies can use for jazzing up a brand--how design puts the face on the brand and creates an irresistible message that connects buyers to the product in a visceral way. Using jazz as his metaphor, he shows how the instinctive nature of the creative process leads to unusual solutions that make people gravitate toward a brand and make brands resonate with people by bringing more joy into their lives. It explores how design represents the personality of a company and provides its window to the world. Brandjam is an inspiration for brands and people as it reveals the transforming impact brands have on their audience. * Follow-up to Emotional Branding--50,000 copies sold in nine languages * Insider's look at creating powerful, compelling brands and identities * Exciting new ideas for using design to drive consumers to embrace brands
Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for... For years Brandon Ferringer has sought to untangle the mystery surrounding his father's disappearance. Now training as a hotshot--a seasonal wildland fire fighter--Brandon feels he's on the verge of finally discovering the truth. In need of temporary lodging, Brandon rents a room at a local farm, and is surprised when his attraction to the ranch's alluring owner threatens to distract him from his mission. Single mother Victoria Meese struggles to find time for herself in between raising her son, Randy, and running the Lady Luck Ranch. When she meets Brandon, she suddenly finds something to believe in again. But Brandon's search for answers is about to turn dangerous, threatening their growing connection--and their very lives.
One beautiful night with Caleb Montgomery leaves Maya Brand pregnant with twins--and alone after he mysteriously disappears. So when Caleb shows up months later, claiming to be ready for family life, Maya wonders if he can keep his Christmas promise to never walk away again. Reissue.
Marketing visionary Martin Lindstrom has been on the front lines of the branding wars for over twenty years. In Brandwashed, he turns the spotlight on his own industry, drawing on all he has witnessed behind closed doors, exposing for the first time the full extent of the psychological tricks and traps that companies devise to win our hard-earned money. Brandwashed is a shocking insider's look at how today's global giants conspire to obscure the truth and manipulate our minds, all in service of persuading us to buy. Lindstrom reveals eye opening details such as : how advertisers and marketers target children at an alarmingly young age - starting when they are still in the womb, what heterosexual men really think about when they see sexually provocative advertising, how marketers and retailers stoke the flames of public panic and capitalize on paranoia over diseases, extreme weather events, and food contamination scares, the first ever evidence proving how addicted we all are to our iPhones and our Blackberrys, and how certain companies, like the maker of one popular lip balm, purposely adjust their formulas in order to make their products chemically addictive, and much, much more.
Bringing up baby! Luke Brannigan badly needed help bringing up his nine-month-old son, Troy. And he knew just the woman to rescue him from the trials of being a single father! Whitney McKenzie. But Whitney knew all about Luke' s reputation as a heartbreaker, and she was wary of sharing his home. Luke tried to convince Whitney that her baby-sitting duties would require her to fall in love only with his baby--not him. But he soon realized that her love was exactly what he wanted! DADDY BOOM Who says bachelors and babies don' t mix?
THREE AGAINST ALL Earl Brannock was a gambling man who fled the fires of the Civil War and found a boomtown called Denver-in a land being built on dreams, luck, and gold. Virgil Brannock joined him next, fresh from Lee's surrender at Appomattox, determined to rise to the top of the frontier's rough and treacherous business world. Finally, Clint came riding a trail of revenge: a fiery young Brannock who dared to wear a badge. ... The three brothers were reunited once again. And on a frontier brimming with opportunity and exploding with danger, vicious enemies would test their courage-and three beautiful women would claim their love. ...
The story about Brass who has metallic skin and who lived before mankind ever existed. Moreover he is determined to do evil to the human race.
Upon its release in the United Kingdom, British Vogue said "if you want to find out what it is like to be a woman in England today [read] Brass." Literary circles, critics, students, and readers of all stripes are talking about Brass for its raw, unrelenting, yet compassionate and utterly compelling portrait of Millie, a promising college kid drifting into a deceptively inviting world of rough hewn street culture, drug-induced adorations, and sexual hedonism.Helen Walsh, at the age of 27, has produced a staggeringly alive debut novel that portrays a generation of youth-those coming of age in the 80s and 90s-through the prism of Millie. Millie and her best friend Jamie have been through it all together. However, as Millie is lured away from a promising academic career toward a life of numbing drugs and increasingly deviant sexual encounters, Jamie is finally settling down with his girlfriend. Millie feels betrayed by one of the few authentic and nurturing relationships in her life at a pivotal time of self-revelation.
One of the most beloved American thriller writers of the twentieth century kicks off a rip-roaring career with his exhilarating first novel, a hard-boiled classic full of twists and turns, good intentions and bad coincidences, the stench of corruption and the pursuit of justice at any cost.Introduction by Dean KoontzEx-cop Cliff Bartells might be the last honest man in Florence City, Florida. After quitting the force over a crisis of conscience, he takes a job at an insurance company buying back stolen jewelry. Cliff is focused on keeping the bottom line down and staying out of the spotlight.But when an affluent tourist from Boston is murdered over a hefty collection of jewelry, Cliff finds himself wrapped up in a case that's making national headlines. With the victim's beautiful niece, Melody Chance, determined to help retrieve the goods, suddenly Cliff has the partner he never knew he wanted. Now all they need is a suspect: someone capable of cold-blooded murder in the name of profit. And that could mean anyone in this crooked town.Praise for John D. MacDonald"As a young writer, all I ever wanted was to touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me."--Dean Koontz"To diggers a thousand years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald would be a treasure on the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen."--Kurt Vonnegut"John D. MacDonald was a writer way ahead of his time."--John SaulFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
On her first flight to exotic India, an adventure in itself, Vicki Barr, attractive stewardess with Worldwide Airlines, steps into a mystery immediately upon her arrival. Who is the excited, publicity-seeking young woman at Palam Airport in New Delhi? What is the secret of the small idol Vicki purchases as a souvenir for her good friend Jack Dillon Smith? Why are suspicious-looking men watching the brassware shop in the bazaar district where Vicki purchases the idol? These and other puzzling questions remain unanswered until Vicki returns to New York, only to find that mystery has arrived ahead of her. She and Jack Dillon Smith, a skilled private investigator, tackle the perplexing case from every angle and uncover some startling clues. Throughout Vicki's adventures there is a chain of international intrigue in which the goddess of luck plays a deciding role. But whether luck is with her or against her, the pretty stewardess cannot tell, until crossed trails bring her the very facts she seeks. Even then, the dramatic outcome hangs in the balance, with Vicki making one of the most daring decisions of her thrilling career.
Old Las Vegas crashes against new, high-tech crime busting as two separate cases make life tough for America's favorite CSIs. When an Elvis impersonator disappears and a mobster's life is threatened, only science and criminalists can save the day.
Unlock your inner Sherlock with this bloodcurdling tale. Naval Lieutenant Steve Craig has been falsely accused of having murdered his father, a ship captain in the merchant marine. Given less than forty-eight hours to find the real killer and clear his name, Craig embarks on a trail to secure a set of keys that will unlock the secrets hidden inside ancient Chinese treasure chests.Pursued by the police on one hand and a devious, unknown assailant on the other, Craig must thread his way through a maze of smugglers, thugs and treacherous underworld bosses. In a hair-raising race against time, he uncovers one vital clue after another until he comes face to face with death itself. "...loads of fun."--Ellery Queen
In this surprising tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerisms, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life. Culminating in a final terrible moment when all is revealed, Brat Farrar is a precarious adventure that grips the reader early and firmly and then holds on until the explosive conclusion.
Ever turn to your horoscope for help in a difficult time? Well, Zodiac Girls have something even better-- when their stars are in lucky alignment, they get a cool cell phone and personal guidance from the planets themselves!
As a parent, you want your children to grow up to become self-motivated, financially savvy, contributing members of society who maintain a deeply satisfying adult life. This is why it is essential to "bratproof" your children against turning into spoiled, egotistical materialists who feel entitled to misbehave and take their lives for granted.This book will help you raise emotionally healthy kids who will grow to become mature, well-rounded adults. Protect your children from the potentially negative influences of a life of privilege and blinding effects of America's abject consumerism by instilling these seven positive character traits: High self-esteem Joy and optimism Serenity Hard work and thrift Loving kindness Forgiveness IntegrityThese will help give your children a sense of purpose while providing direction and clarity to their lives. Instead of seeking guidance through wealth or a misplaced notion of superiority, your children will develop a strong "work ethic" centered on selflessness, sacrifice, and ambition.This book offers simple, practical strategies you can integrate into daily parenting to help you effectively raise your child. A vital precept of this work is how to instill an obligation of financial responsibility in your son or daughter, and protecting your wealth from being decimated because they are unprepared for the financial realities of life. The book's clear-cut analysis of the fundamentals of wealth transfer, discussion of the use of trusts, and detailed instruction regarding how to build a lasting legacy through charitable donations prepares you to discuss these complex topics with your advisors as well as your inheritors.
The long-awaited sequel to The Contender. 17-year-old Sonny Bear has lived most of his life on the reservation with Uncle Jake. Sonny's fists have found him escape, but when he takes off for New York City, his fighting instincts land him in trouble with the law. Then he meets Alfred Brooks--hero of The Contender and now a cop--who helps Sonny discover the strength that's within him.