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In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah. Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposÉ of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality. In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose modern liberalism in every arena. The will to resist, he warns, remains our only hope.
Though it's not quite the motherland, Glasglow, Kansas, makes a fine home for Scotsman Rob MacPherson and his son Ewan. As the elder MacPherson blows up whiskey stills in his attempts to make a single-malt Scotch, Ewan falls in love-at twelve years of age-with Shirley Porter. There's no turning back for Ewan. From that moment on, his heart has set its course. Through adolescence and into adulthood, through becoming a high school teacher, bagpipe instructor, loyal son, and keeper of all Scottish traditions, Ewan has found his one true passion-much like his father's obsession with single malt Scotch. A passion that-through trial and error-will teach him that love is an acquired taste . . .
Faced with the brutal murder of her husband, Spencer Huntington demands answers from the one man who should have them--ex-cop David Delgado, her husband's former partner and best friend. And her former lover. Spencer and David are bound by a reluctant partnership and find their loyalties tested by desires they can't deny. Their search takes them from the glittering world of Miami high society to the dark, dangerous underbelly of the city--while around them swirl the tortured secrets and desperate schemes of a killer driven to commit his final act of violence.
Skillfully blending searing suspense, characters with grit and heart, and a dynamic plot, bestselling author Julie Garwood has written another electrifying novel of romantic suspense. Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body-or an enemy in the world. A woman who barely knew her father and has just lost her mother, Kate is a loving sister, a savvy business owner, and an unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother-a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead. For Kate to understand the danger, she must learn all about desire-desire for pleasure, desire for power, and someone's desire to kill. From the Hardcover edition.
Hired as a security liaison for an international food conference by an eminent food critic, Seattle's Leo Waterman, private investigator, steps into the middle of a food feud between two rival American steak-house chains. Leo taps family connections in city government for information, dolls up some of his usual group of homeless alcoholics to infiltrate a fancy hotel, and even breaks a thumb or two but fails to prevent the murder of his pontificating client.
When someone says "slow cooker," do you think of pot roast or chili? Now you can think Slow Cooked Salmon, Caramelized Onion Soup, falling-off-the-bone Lamb You Can Eat with a Spoon, and Flourless Pear Anise Soufflé. If these dishes whet your appetite, it's time to take that slow cooker out of the closet, plug it in, and get ready for Slow Cooker Cooking. Lora Brody knows her appliances. She inspired a whole new generation of bread bakers with her best-selling bread machine books. Here she pushes the slow cooker to places no one ever expected it to go, inventing fruit bases for soufflés and ice creams, reducing milk and sugar to make Dulce de Leche, and infusing oils with herbs. In addition to creating innovative takes on one-pot meals such as classic New England Boiled Dinner, Venison Stew with Mushrooms, and Osso Buco with Gremolata, here you will find recipes for ingredients that are the basis for other dishes, such as Duxelles, Braised Chestnuts, and vegetable and chicken stocks. Vegetarians will enjoy recipes such as Ragoût of Leeks, Fennel, and Celery and Virtuous Lentil Soup, and dessert lovers will rejoice when they see recipes for Hazelnut Chocolate Fondue and Coconut Rice Pudding. Creative cooking in the slow cooker doesn't mean giving up any of the convenience associated with this popular appliance. You still add the ingredients to the pot and go about your day (or evening), letting the slow cooker do all the work. Thanks to the pot's sealed insert and consistently even heat, food cooks under ideal conditions to make it tender and bring out maximum flavor. Come home to a kitchen perfumed with an aroma that promises good things to eat and find a perfectly cooked dish to enjoy.
More than 200 fall-favorite slow cooker recipes...plus a bushel basket full of helpful tips, inspiring artwork and helpful how-tos for your easiest autumn ever!
Over 100 inventive recipes for year-round family meals including side dishes and desserts from the authors of the top-selling Bread Machine Magic Slow cookers have been one of the hot appliances in every market from Wal-Mart to Williams Sonoma over the last two years. There are loads of slow cooker books on the market, but Conway and Rehberg's book is unique: It demonstrates that slow cookers are useful and ingenious year-round appliances, perfect not just for the soups and stews of winter, but for spring potlucks at school and big family picnics in summer. Slow Cooker Magic includes not just main dishes, such as Chili and Chicken with Gravy, but appetizers, such as Spicy Tortilla Soup, and side dishes, such as Balsamic Glazed Carrots, too. With sidebars and tips that will bring magic to every home cook, Slow Cooker Magic also includes: Sandwiches Vegetarian recipes Desserts New uses for slow cookers. Rehberg and Conway's Bread Machine Magic is a beloved big seller because their exhaustive testing produced recipes that work every time in every type of machine. They shine at giving home cooks fresh ideas to breathe new life into favorite appliances, and have done it again with Slow Cooker Magic.
This is a story about Special Forces, the trials and tribulations of its members. Excellent action adventure.
Once a cowboy...Nicole Weston is shocked to encounter the man she loved-and left-ten years ago. Ex-cowboy Cameron Colter appears at her classroom door because his son, Michael, is one of her students. Michael's only recently become part of his life, and being a father is new to Cam. He needs Nicole's help, but their history makes things awkward. She hasn't seen Cam since she left him without a word of explanation...and she's not ready to start explaining now.Always a cowboy...Cam might not be ranching anymore, but he's still a cowboy at heart-independent, self-assured and fiercely loyal. As Nicole and Cam work together to help Michael, feelings that were buried in the past begin to reemerge. Nicole still loves him, and she wants to give that love a second chance, but how can she possibly reveal to him the real reason she ended their relationship?
The horrifying true story of David Ray Parker who, with his girlfriend and a drifter-disciple, terrorized New Mexico while carrying out a series of sexual torture slayings of more than 60 women--many of which were captured in Parker's homemade snuff films.
Never Trust a Chained Captive. That was one of the rules David Parker Ray posted on the isolated property where he and his girlfriend Cynthia Hendy lived near New Mexico's Elephant Butte Lake. They called their windowless trailer The Toybox. Over the years they lured countless young women into its chamber of unspeakable pain and horror--and filmed every moment. A Satanist, Ray was the center of a web of sadism, sex slavery, and murder. Authorities suspect he murdered more than 60 women. In October 2011, a flood of tips led to a renewed search for the remains of more possible victims. This updated edition reveals all the details, plus the inside story on the controversial movie based on these unforgettable events. An eye-opening journey into the world of criminal sexual sadism. --Jim Yontz, Deputy District Attorney, Albuquerque, New Mexico16 pages of haunting photosDarkly fascinating. . . a shocker from beginning to end. --Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author
THEY WERE AN ORNERY BUNCH OF HOMBRES. A wild gang of whiskey runners, and Slocum had 'em figured for trouble from the start. He'd let them off too easy when he'd caught them red-handed rustling cattle from Lynn Dawson's Lazy D spread. That was his mistake. Because now they've rustled something bigger - Lynn's young, pretty daughter. And as ransom, they want Slocum! That's their mistake. Because now, Slocum's feeling a mite ornery himself...
By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up to the challenge. Here the charismatic leader of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, outlines many different routes by which we may take back control of our food. The three central principles of the Slow Food plan are these: food must be sustainably produced in ways that are sensitive to the environment, those who produce the food must be fairly treated, and the food must be healthful and delicious. In his travels around the world as ambassador for Slow Food, Petrini has witnessed firsthand the many ways that native peoples are feeding themselves without making use of the harmful methods of the industrial complex. He relates the wisdom to be gleaned from local cultures in such varied places as Mongolia, Chiapas, Sri Lanka, and Puglia. Amidst our crisis, it is critical that Americans look for insight from other cultures around the world and begin to build a new and better way of eating in our communities here.
Slow Hand: Women Writing Erotica is an exciting anthology of new erotic stories by women, for women. In a world where men still expect to make the first move, this collection of nineteen tantalizing stories gives women their chance to have the last word. Slow Hand is a book for those who boldly wish to explore the territory of passion. But most of all it is for those readers who know full well that erotic writing by women is like no other: in art as in life, timing is everything. Michele Slung writes in her introduction: "My main hope is that readers new to the audacious genre of women's erotica-readers both female and male-who pick up Slow Hand out of curiosity will enjoy and appreciate the sensual/sexual explorations they encounter here. All responses are legitimate, backgrounds and natures differing as they do, yet I can't help but hope that the book I've assembled will turn out to be the best kind of seducer.... In its compelling rhythm and its surprises, Slow Hand exists to reflect the needs and desires of its audience."
Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney travels to a California ranch looking to buy some prime quarter horse breeding stock. Instead, he finds himself the prime suspect in a possible homicide when the ranch owner, Clifford Spalding, is found dead. Confronted by a determined cop unwilling to let him off the hook, Kerney decides to conduct his own investigation. As he digs into the victim's background, he learns that Spalding's ex-wife refuses to believe that her son, a soldier killed in Vietnam some thirty years ago, is dead. Kerney digs deeper and soon finds himself sharing the woman's doubts: Did Spalding's current wife, a much younger woman, orchestrate his murder with the help of a lover? Did a California cop collude with Spalding to keep his ex-wife from learning the truth about her son? Slow Kill races from West Coast to East Coast, as Kerney tries to extricate himself from a situation that could ruin his career by finding the answers to a thirty-year-old mystery.
Slow Learner is a compilation of early stories written between 1959 and 1964, before Pynchon achieved recognition as a prominent writer for his 1963 novel, V and containing a revelatory essay on his early influences and writing. The collection consists of five short stories: 'The Small Rain', 'Lowlands', 'Entropy', 'Under the Rose', and 'The Secret Integration', as well as an introduction written by Pynchon himself for the 1984 publication. The five stories were originally published individually in various literary magazines but in 1984, after Pynchon had achieved greater recognition, Slow Learner was published to collect and copyright the stories into one volume. The introduction also offers a rare insight into Pynchon's own views on his work and influences.
In November 2007, former editor in chief of House & Garden magazine Dominique Browning experienced what thousands have since experienced. She lost her job. Overnight, her driven, purpose-filled days vanished. With her children leaving home and a long relationship ending, the structure of her days disappeared. She fell into a panic of loss but found humor despite everything, discovering a deeper joy than any she had ever known. It was a life she had not sought, but one that offered pleasures and surprises she didn't know she lacked. Slow Love is about wearing your pajamas to the farmers' market, packing up a beloved home and moving to a more rural setting, making time to play the piano and go kayaking, reinventing yourself, and not cutting corners when it comes to love, muffins, or gardening. This elegant, graceful-and yet funny-book inspires us to dance in the kitchen and seize new directions.
On an urban battleground dangerously divided along racial lines, probation officer Steve Baum is desperately struggling to hold on to the last remaining shreds of his idealism - until Darryl King invades his world. A deranged young sociopath, one of the most bloodthirsty creations of a diseased society, Darryl has come to drag Baum along with him into an inescapable morass of terror and corruption. And as their ravaged city explodes, they will stand face-to-face -mortal enemies trapped together in the heart of a devastating inferno that threatens to consume them both.
The witty, dramatic, and fiercely tender story of a Southern family whose prodigious charms are matched only by their propensity for tragedy "Miss Cade passing." The letter arrives with little fanfare and fewer details, yet the meaning is clear: The Cade family of Covington, Louisiana, has cause to grieve once more. Called home from her first book tour, author Rory Cade boards a flight from New York to New Orleans. In the next seat, her brother-in-law and former lover Johnny Killelea, now a famous journalist, drinks Scotch and stirs up memories of events long past but never forgotten. As the plane flies south through stormy skies, Rory recalls her family's turbulent history: her mother and stepmother's early deaths; her brilliant and charismatic father's descent into alcoholism; and the romances, heartbreaks, and secrets that shaped her own life and those of her two sisters. As the tumultuous events of the 1960s unfold, the Cades are pulled apart by their private demons of money, madness, and lust. Exquisitely crafted by one of the South's finest storytellers, Slow Poison is the rich and evocative tale of this star-crossed family's triumphs and misfortunes.
This book explores the literary culture of Britain's radical press from 1880 to 1910, a time that saw a flourishing of radical political activity as well as the emergence of a mass print industry. While Enlightenment radicals and their heirs had seen free print as an agent of revolutionary transformation, socialist, anarchist and other radicals of this later period suspected that a mass public could not exist outside the capitalist system. In response, they purposely reduced the scale of print by appealing to a small, counter-cultural audience. "Slow print," like "slow food" today, actively resisted industrial production and the commercialization of new domains of life. Drawing on under-studied periodicals and archives, this book uncovers a largely forgotten literary-political context. It looks at the extensive debate within the radical press over how to situate radical values within an evolving media ecology, debates that engaged some of the most famous writers of the era (William Morris and George Bernard Shaw), a host of lesser-known figures (theosophical socialist and birth control reformer Annie Besant, gay rights pioneer Edward Carpenter, and proto-modernist editor Alfred Orage), and countless anonymous others.
James has finally pushed Karina beyond her limit--not her limit for kinky sex play, but for his extreme secrecy. She has had enough and breaks things off. But James won't give up on Karina and will do whatever it takes to get her back. He's ready to share his deepest, darkest secrets, but is Karina ready to hear them? James offers Karina not only the truth but a place at his side... onstage. He wants Karina to star in his final musical production and enter his life and his world fully and completely. As the two work together, they rekindle the trust and love they'd lost. But James's world is full of deceit. When he is blackmailed by an unscrupulous music industry executive, James must give in to unreasonable demands or risk exposure of his and Karina's secret sex life. Will Karina and James's love be strong enough to withstand the many obstacles being thrown their way?"Seductive fun not to be missed! Cecilia Tan will make all your sexy wishes come true!" --Lisa Renee Jones"4 1/2 stars! This is the BDSM novel all the other millionaire Dom heroes want to star in." --RT Book Reviews
Theodore Sturgeon was a model for his friend Kurt Vonnegut's legendary character Kilgore Trout, and his work was an acknowledged influence on important younger writers from Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg to Stephen King and Octavia Butler. His work has long been deeply appreciated for its sardonic sensibility, dazzling wordplay, conceptual brilliance, memorable characters, and unsparing treatment of social issues such as sex, war, and marginalized members of society. Sturgeon also authored several episodes of the original Star Trek TV series and originated the Vulcan phrase "Live long and prosper." This twelfth volume of North Atlantic's ambitious series reprinting his complete short stories includes classic works such as the award-winning title story, which won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1971, as well as "Case and the Dreamer," a well-crafted tale of an encounter with a trans-spatial being that is also a meditation on love, and "The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff," a creative exploration of the human ability to achieve self-realization in response to crisis. The book includes a new Foreword, an illuminating section of Story Notes, and a comprehensive index for the entire series.
Have you had great sex? Oh, you may think you have, at times eliciting vocal responses or squirms of seeming pleasure from your partner. And in comparison to your peers, your intimate moments may be a step above the curve. But according to author of Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur Adam Tokunaga, you haven't. Why? Because only he has had truly earthshattering sex, and because only he has unlocked the secrets to the kind of sex that even the ancient Indian masters of the Kama Sutra envy.A word-of-mouth bestseller in Japan, Slow Sex Secrets: Lessons from the Master Masseur enlightens today's selfish man to the debilitating effects of self-centered sex. Through in-depth analyses, based on more than a thousand sexual encounters with women, Japanese sexpert Adam Tokunaga reveals the secrets to having mind-blowing sex. Concepts and strategies include: * "Time"--the magic word. But don't be fooled; "longer" is not necessarily the key, but an important facet to be married with "quality." * The plague of "junk sex"--men's concept of orgasming as if the act were the finish line of a race to be run as quickly as possible, leaving women to become disillusioned with sex, causing them to become "frigid." * The "Adam Touch"--Tokunaga's secret massage-derived technique that drives women wild. * Adam's G-spot, the amazing T-spot, and uncovering the secrets of the mysterious A-spot.
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