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Strategically located along the Missouri River near the present South Dakota-Nebraska border, Fort Randall served as an important outpost on the western frontier. The post provided troops and routed supplies for an assortment of government and private ventures. In Fort Randall on the Missouri, Jerome A. Greene discusses the day-to-day activities of the troops who supported military expeditions against American Indians, explored and mapped the Black Hills, and conducted routine patrols of southeastern Dakota Territory and northeastern Nebraska.
Mark Shields wanted the easy life of a staff officer in Washington, D.C., but first the young second lieutenant had to serve at Fort Verde, in the middle of Apache country. Old Chatoma and his braves wanted peace with the Army, but ruthless Manitoro and his warriors had sworn to drive the white man from their sacred lands. The scheming Farley Branson wanted those lands, and he'd do anything to get them. With the drunken commander of Fort Verde under Branson's thumb, only Shields could save the Indians from a terrifying massacre. But if he did, he'd risk court-martial and imprisonment. If he didn't, he'd lose the only woman he'd ever loved.
They came to fort Yuma. Luke Faraday-A bounty hunter who lived by his Hawken .50 rifle, he knew the territory would never be safe as long as the Bodine gang ran wild. Lorene Martin-Most at home with the wild wind in her hair, behind her proper beauty she was a straight shooter protecting secret papers that could expose the vicious treachery of a California congressman. Lieutenant Horatio Stack-Ashamed of letting his prisoner escape, he set out on the hard and lonely trail to bring Bodine in. Chastity Blaine-A true daughter of the West, full of life-and now dangerously close to a cruel death at the hands of Bodine.
The Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha presents a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. The contributors bring a rich diversity of perspectives to the task of connecting solid historical critical analysis of the Scripture with sensitivity to theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. The volume includes introductory articles, section introductions, and individual book articles that explore key sense units through three lenses: The Text in Its Ancient Context; The Text in the Interpretive Tradition; and The Text in Contemporary Discussion.
The Democracy is at war with the alien Traanskei Coalition. War hero Colonel Nathan Pretorius has a record of success on dangerous behind-enemy-lines missions, missions that usually leave him in the hospital. Now he's recruited for a near-impossible assignment that may well leave him dead. At the cost of many lives, the Democracy has managed to clone and train General Michkag, one of the Traanskei's master strategists. Colonel Pretorius and a hand-picked team must kidnap the real Michkag if they can, assassinate him if they can't, but no matter which, put the clone in his place, where he will misdirect the enemy's forces and funnel vital information to the Democracy.Against the odds, Pretorius, along with Cyborg Felix Ortega, computer expert Toni Levi, convict and contortionist Sally "Snake" Kowalski, the near-human empath Marlowe, the alien Gzychurlyx, and Madam Methuselah - the Dead Enders - must infiltrate the Fortress in Orion, accomplish their mission, and escape with their lives.
Once a mighty kingdom reigned, but now all is chaos. In the vast reaches of the desert, a young heretic escapes certain death and embarks on a mission of madness and glory. He is El Murid--the Disciple--who vows to bring order, prosperity and righteousness to the desert people of Hammad al Nakir. El Murid incites rebellion against the godless kingdoms and tribes as he plots to execute the justice of the desert. After four long centuries, El Murid is the savior who is destined to build a new empire from the blood his enemies. Or so it seems. El Murid has victory in his grasp, the desert tribes of Hammad al Nakir are rallying around him, and the last remaining thread of the royal lineage wanders the desert with only Heathens to help him. But all is not as it seems, and the sinister forces pulling the strings of empire come into the light. Who and what lies behind El Murid's vision of a desert empire?
"The Fortress of Glass" begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series.
"Full of surprising twists, shocking betrays, and baffl ing mysteries. But at it's heart it's about courage, wisdom, and hope..."--Robert Liparulo, author of The 13th Tribe, The Judgment Stone, and the Dreamhouse Kings seriesThe throne is redeemed, but the battle is just beginning. In the dark corners of an ancient land, evil lurks in the shadows. Powerful druids haunt the spaces of their lost territory. Double-minded noblemen fight for domain and influence. Invaders from the north threaten the kingdom of Magnus. This land of promise and redemption is mired in deceit and corruption. The Orphan King, once victorious in conquest, appears to be losing his grip on his seat of power. Thomas rules Magnus, but does not know whom he can trust. His enemies anticipate his every move, thwarting him at each turn. Something is not right. Under attack, both in the supernatural and natural worlds, Thomas must reach back into the secret layers of his past to find the strength and wisdom to fight his battles. When the mist clears, who will stand with him?
Ko is back in power -- and nothing in Droon is safe! His beasts have found a lightning-powered submarine hidden in the secret Fortress of the Treasure Queen. Now Eric and his friends have to stop Ko before he destroys Jaffa City. But first they'll need help from their worst enemy -- Lord Sparr. If he can be trusted . . . .
Join five women connected only by their growing friendship and the road that runs like a lifeline between their cottages in a run-down Florida development called Happiness KeyTracy Deloche finally gets a chance to swap business for a romantic evening with Marsh Egan, but dinner goes cold when she spots her ex-husband prowling outside her cottage. CJ is supposed to be in prison and out of her life for good. Exactly what is this modern-day pirate seeking and what will it mean for Tracy's future?Janya Kapur envies every pregnant woman she sees, but Rishi, her husband, is suddenly reluctant to talk about children. Is he disappointed in her inability to conceive? Their marriage was a contract between strangers. Can they ever hope for anything more?Waitress Wanda Gray loses her job after new owners turn the Dancing Shrimp into a tapas bar. Wise neighbor Alice Brooks's suggestion that Wanda start her own business seems like a brilliant solution, until Wanda starts Pie War I with the owners of the local bakery.When the empty cottage at Happiness Key is rented by single mother Dana Turner, everything seems perfect. With Alice volunteering to watch Dana's daughter while she works and Wanda's offer of a job, this spit of Florida Gulf Coast land should be a fortunate harbor for a mother and daughter who have moved far too often. Except for Dana's shocking secret.As the women of Happiness Key struggle to discover the truth in time to help their new neighbor, their only weapon is friendship. But will friendship be enough?
efore The Godfather and The Last Don, there was Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, and with a new preface by the author, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.From the Hardcover edition.
Before The Godfather and The Last Don, Mario Puzo wrote The Fortunate Pilgrim, a novel many believe to be one of the classics of Italian-American fiction. In this special edition, Mario Puzo's legions of fans will discover a different side of this legendary author, writing for the first time about an Italian family in which a woman holds the power. Lucia Santa has traveled three thousand miles of dark ocean, from the mountain farms of Italy to the streets of New York, hoping for a better life. Instead, she finds herself in Hell's Kitchen, in a bad marriage, raising six children on her own. As Lucia struggles to hold her family together, her daughter confronts the adult world of work and romance while her eldest son is drawn into the Mafia. Meanwhile, her youngest son aspires to American pursuits she cannot understand.
Lewis Puller, the most decorated Marine ever, is a Vietnam vet who lost both legs and parts of both hands in the war. Here is his story.
Good and bad luck accompany Ned from New York to Florida on his way to a surprise party. Images and image descriptions available.
"I bought the milk," said my father. "I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.""Hullo," I said to myself. "That's not something you see every day. And then something odd happened."Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.
A mother's ultimate sacrifice... A brother's dark obsession... And one woman's desperate fight for survival...Something dark and dangerous had long shadowed Skye Dearborn's life. She had seen the fear of it in her mother's eyes. It was there, locked in her memories of blood spilling across a gleaming floor. In the sound of her own screams. And in the terror she'd felt the night her mother disappeared.Then fortune smiled on Skye. With help she was able to put the horror behind her and look to the future.But now that same fortune is leading her into the arms of danger-and back into the nightmare of her past. For the evil that has haunted her dreams has a human form-a man obsessed with Skye since her birth. A man who alone knows who Skye Dearborn really is.And now that he has found her, he will do anything to keep her.
One woman. One obsession. Forty thousand restaurants. A woman's search for the world's greatest Chinese restaurant proves that egg rolls are as American as apple pie.
spiders in Sabrina's cafeteria lunch were kind of funny. [At least she could identify something on her plate.] But the avalanche of popcorn from her locker, the bedroom slippers full of cold and slimy noodles-well, it's getting a bit old. Positively prehistoric, actually. Who's behind these pranks? Sabrina has her suspicions. There's something about that new Chinese exchange student, Mei Hua. Sabrina's friend Val warns her not to start an international incident. Besides, she thinks Mei is sweet. And Harvey...well, the only thing he's noticed is that Mei Hua is a total fox. But Sabrina suspects there's magic involved. . . and she smells a rat.
Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams have been through a lot together--from fighting for their husbands to become the head of the American Baptist Coalition to getting mixed up in a terrible murder. Now the frenemies have found themselves the stars of First Ladies, a muchanticipated new reality television show. Jasmine balks at the idea of airing her dirty laundry on national TV, but Rachel sees it as the perfect opportunity to take her brand to the next level. And if Rachel is in, so is Jasmine. All the cast members are women of God--how much drama can there be? Rachel and Jasmine know their own pasts are murky, but they'll seem like choir girls when the secrets and sins of the others come to light. The two will once again have to form an unholy alliance to go up against these so-called Godly women who see the show as their chance to take them down--at any cost.group of so-called Godly women determined to be the breakout star--at any cost.
More precious than gold... Cole "Lucky" DuMont is off to forge his future in the Alaskan hills. Standing in his way? A dark-haired beauty in need of rescue. Maddie Stockwell's life has always been ruled by men. And now, to ensure her freedom, she strikes a deal with her gorgeous savior: she'll help Lucky in his quest, and find her own fortune along the way! Except when Maddie has to pose as Lucky's wife, she feels a thrill she could never have anticipated. And suddenly there's something even more tempting than gold on her mind...
Flint Fortune's family was trying to play matchmaker-but the footloose cowboy was determined to remain a free agent. Sure, Jessie Hunt-Myers was beautiful-but she was also a widow, with four kids...definitely not the right setup for a bachelor. Yet he couldn't help but notice that Jessie's drop-dead-gorgeous exterior was matched by the warmth of her heart. Fortunately, Jessie agreed that they could never be a perfect pair...and willingly conspired in Flint's idea of trickery: fake dates that would quiet their meddling families. But the chemistry between them was anything but forced, and Jessie's children soon had Flint wishing he could be their daddy! Perhaps this feigned romance would become the real deal-a love that would last forever!
Heiress Faith Castle wants to be a mother, and her marriage of convenience to Connor Kingston gets her the family she's always wanted, and Connor gets her father's company. But the terms go beyond that. Connor will be faithful-if Faith agrees to a no-holds-barred sex life. The shy heiress is not sure she can satisfy her new husband's desires. As he tenderly and boldly released Faith from her inhibitions, she learns to appreciate herself, body and soul.
The three met in the aftermath of San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake--the Mandarin Lai Tsin, a runaway American heiress, and a young Englishwoman. Against all odds they made their dreams come true, building one of the world's largest trading companies and most luxurious hotels. . . They had only each other--and bloody secrets to bury even as they rose to dizzying heights, wary of love yet vulnerable to passion in its most dangerous forms. . . The Mandarin would pass his multi-billion-dollar empire only to the women in the Lai Tsin dynasty--along with one last devastating truth. . . . Sweeping from the turn of the century through the 1960's, from the Orient to San Francisco and New York, Elizabeth Adler has written a magnificent novel of new wealth and old privilege, family passions and secret shame, of women surviving, triumphant, in the riveting saga of romantic intrigue.