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The Long War by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter follows the adventures and travails of heroes Joshua Valiente and Lobsang in an exciting continuation of the extraordinary science fiction journey begun in their New York Times bestseller The Long Earth. A generation after the events of The Long Earth, humankind has spread across the new worlds opened up by "stepping. " A new "America"--Valhalla--is emerging more than a million steps from Datum--our Earth. Thanks to a bountiful environment, the Valhallan society mirrors the core values and behaviors of colonial America. And Valhalla is growing restless under the controlling long arm of the Datum government. Soon Joshua, now a married man, is summoned by Lobsang to deal with a building crisis that threatens to plunge the Long Earth into a war unlike any humankind has waged before.
It is generally assumed that evolution originated with Charles Darwin, the one-time-divinity-student-turned-naturalist atheist. That this assumption is false will shock and surprise many. Considered to be a classic work, The Long War Against God by the late Dr. Henry Morris, long an opponent of Christian Compromise with evolution, presents in riveting detail the very old plan to undermine God's Word. Drawing from the text of the Greeks, Babylonians, and other ancient philosophers, Dr. Morris shows the path that has led to today's neo-Darwinists, and how evolution - the philosophy of death - is in itself dying. Millions of Christians have seen their faith diminished and left fragile by aggressive arguments for evolution, but few know the true story of a belief system that seeks to ultimately eliminate God. Dr. Morris reveals within these pages this compelling story, and reiterates the power of scriptural truth. Discover why God couldn't have used the inefficient, cruel method of evolution to create Learn how the Sermon on the Mount illustrates how God has nothing to do with "survival of the fittest." Has science proven evolution? Where are all the transitional fossils? What about "vestigial" organs? Learn the answers to these questions and more.
From the author of The Children's Blizzard comes an epic story of the sacrifice and service of an immigrant generation. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, one-third of the nation's population had been born overseas or had a parent who was an immigrant. At the peak of U.S. involvement in the war, nearly one in five American soldiers was foreign-born. Many of these immigrant soldiers--most of whom had been drafted--knew little of America outside of tight-knit ghettos and backbreaking labor. Yet World War I would change their lives and ultimately reshape the nation itself. Italians, Jews, Poles, Norwegians, Slovaks, Russians, and Irishmen entered the army as aliens and returned as Americans, often as heroes. In The Long Way Home, award-winning writer David Laskin traces the lives of a dozen men, eleven of whom left their childhood homes in Europe, journeyed through Ellis Island, and started over in a strange land. After detailing the daily realities of immigrant life in the factories, farms, mines, and cities of a rapidly growing nation, Laskin tells the heartbreaking stories of how these men--both conscripts and volunteers--joined the army, were swept into the ordeal of boot camp, and endured the month of hell that ended the war at the Argonne, where they truly became Americans. Those who survived were profoundly altered--and their experiences would shape the lives of their families as well. Epic, inspiring, and masterfully written, The Long Way Home is the unforgettable true story of the Great War, the world it remade, and the men who fought for a country not of their birth, but which held the hope and opportunity of a better way of life.
Sometimes you have to go home to find out who you really are.Charlie West went to bed one night an ordinary high-school student. He woke up a hunted man. Terrorists are trying to kill him. The police want to arrest him for the stabbing death of his best friend. He doesn't know whose side he's on or who he can trust. With his pursuers closing in on every side, Charlie makes his way back to his hometown to find some answers. There, holed up in an abandoned mansion, he's joined by his friends in a desperate attempt to discover the truth about a murder he can't remember--and the love he can never forget.
Buffy and Angel find themselves launched into a frightening reality where fierce dragons and other fairy-tale monstrosities rule supreme. Once they locate each other, they rally the missing teens -- including Salma -- and attempt to make their way through the inter-dimensional portal back to Sunnydale. Little do they know that two unlikely allies have also come through to alternity: Spike and the rogue Slayer, Faith, both with their own respective -- and complicated -- MOs. Back in L.A., gang violence and vigilantism are at a fever pitch. The Slayerettes -- now an extended unit -- are holding down the fort, awaiting Buffy and Angel's return. But Slayer and Vampire are feeling moral conflict that rivals the physical strain of demon-slaying: each wonders if a reality exists where their love could have survived. And when one of the duo's charges is suddenly killed, the portal to Sunnydale is sealed. Now, before they can worry about ridding their own universe of supernatural chaos, they've got to find a way to get back to it....
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything besides a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home--even her fiancé, who's jailed as her father's partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go. Sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland, is hardly where Ellie intends to stay, however. Keeping her identity a secret, she plans to sell the house her late mother left her in the small town and use the proceeds to move on with her life. Unfortunately, her ticket to a new beginning is in dire need of a laundry list of pricey improvements, many of which she'll have to do herself. And until the house on Bay View Road is fit to be sold, the sole place Ellie will be traveling is the hardware store. But as the many charms of St. Dennis--not to mention Cameron O'Connor, the handsome local contractor who has secrets of his own--begin to work their magic, what begins as a lesson in do-it-yourself renovations might just end up as Ellie's very own rejuvenation.From the Paperback edition.
Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."<P> While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.<P> Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it the land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.
When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer. The crew is a mishmash of species and personalities, from Sissix, the friendly reptillian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the constantly sparring engineers who keep the ship running. Life on board is chaotic, but more or less peaceful - exactly what Rosemary wants. Until the crew are offered the job of a lifetime: the chance to build a hyperspace tunnel to a distant planet. They'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years... if they survive the long trip through war-torn interstellar space without endangering any of the fragile alliances that keep the galaxy peaceful. But Rosemary isn't the only person on board with secrets to hide, and the crew will soon discover that space may be vast, but spaceships are very small indeed.
A rollicking space adventure with a lot of heartWhen Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The patched-up ship has seen better days, but it offers her everything she could possibly want: a spot to call home, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and some distance from her past.And nothing could be further from what she's known than the crew of the Wayfarer.From Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, to Kizzy and Jenks, the chatty engineers who keep the ship running, to the noble captain Ashby, life aboard is chaotic and crazy--exactly what Rosemary wants. That is until the crew is offered the job of a lifetime tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet. Sure, they'll earn enough money to live comfortably for years, but risking her life wasn't part of the job description.The journey through the galaxy is full of excitement, adventure, and mishaps for the Wayfarer team. And along the way, Rosemary comes to realize that a crew is a family, and that family isn't necessarily the worst thing in the universe...as long as you actually like them.
To settle a war over water, Longarm will have to give both sides a greater concern than their precious liquid: whether or not they're the next to face down his smoking derringer.
After a round-up of the Dekins gang goes sour, Longarm is on crutches and his kid deputy is maimed. They may add up to just three-quarters of a man--but they're one fuming mad fighting machine.
Some men, aching for female companionship, have sent away for brides. But when the womenfolk never show, these hombres hire on gunslinger Custis Long to do what he does second-best: skirt-chasing.
A Louisiana senator asks Longarm to track down his treasure-hunting son-and finds out that some Southern comfort is anything but comfortable.
The law sends Longarm to a town that doesn't take kindly to strangers, to investigate the death of a bounty hunter. But even with the cold shoulders, Longarm won't leave this town til the devil gets his due.
Longarm's about to mix business with pleasure... To investigate a gold mining scam in the decaying town of Comstock Lode, the feds send in Longarm-- with a partner. Now, Longarm's made it perfectly clear that he'll never team up with another man. But he never said anything about a woman.
Long thinks he knows who killed the Denver Chief of Police, and he vows to avenge the murder. But a fresh young filly and an alluring madam are muddying up the waters with their own suspicions.
Chugwater, Wyoming, is being run by the small, deadly fist of The Dwarf House Saloon-and its horrible half-pint owner. And unless Custis Long can hunt down a murder witness, the dwarf may stand tall over the entire town.
U.S. Marshal Custis Long is dispatched to track down the Indian known as Many Thumbs, who left the reservation-supposedly to spread the good word of the Lord. Instead, he's leaving a trail of bodies in his wake.
Marshal Custis Long is in chilling pursuit of an axe murderer, and whichever way this showdown storms in, he's damn sure sending the white-faced phantom back to the hell he came from.
Gatling guns are stolen on their way to Fort Sabre by some ruthless bandidos. Teaming up with his old pal Lee Suggs, Longarm is sent across the border to locate the guns and dole out a little "unofficial justice."
Longarm comes to the aid of a town held hostage by a powerful rancher out for revenge. The townfolk lynched his son, and now he's vowed to burn the town down and kill everyone in it-unless Longarm can stop him.
Longarm learns of mounted marauders with strange costumes that seem to give them heads of flames. They're terrorizing locals and rustling rancher Carlton Barstow's cattle. And it's up to Longarm to send the Hell Riders to their namesake.
U.S. Marshal Custis Long tracks some stolen army horses to a rustler--who takes a permanent after-dinner nap when his jailhouse meal is poisoned. Now, Longarm is after a gang of murderous rustlers --who'll turn anyone in their way into dead meat.
When Custis Long saves a high-powered politician from an assassin in Denver, he ends up acting as the man's new bodyguard. But the man Long is replacing has a short fuse, a fast trigger, and an eye for vengeance.
Retrieving a fugitive from Wisconsin and escorting him to Fort Smith is one wearisome duty. Luckily, fellow traveler Miss Eloise Stephens is willing to provide Longarm with some stimulating diversions.