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The Hit Charade

by Tyler Gray

Without Lou Pearlman, there would have been no Backstreet Boys, no *NSYNC, and possibly no Justin Timberlake. In the late 1990s, Pearlman's boy bands ushered out guitar-and-angst-driven grunge music, and *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys began to dominate the television and radio airwaves. At the core of this squeaky-clean pop revolution was a sinister international fraud conceived by Pearlman, a husky huckster who first honed his crooked business skills as a teenage math nerd and blimp enthusiast in Flushing, Queens. From there in the mid 1980s and from his Orlando, Florida, base in the early 1990s through 2007, he cheated hundreds of investors out of nearly $500 million. When they finally caught on to him and started demanding he return their money, the "Sixth Backstreet Boy" had already fled to Germany and then to Indonesia, where he was eventually nabbed by authorities and charged with a historic federal fraud. Tyler Gray (the only journalist to speak with Pearlman while he was in jail) weaves together the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of the greed and desperation of this boy-band mogul and monumental scam artist. Gray unravels Pearlman's twenty-year long Ponzi scheme and explores persistent rumors about alleged inappropriate behavior by Pearlman toward members of the boy bands and other young men. Along the way, former friends, family members, Pearlman business associates, and band members themselves reveal detailed accounts of everything from the heyday of their stardom to Pearlman's more troubled times. The Hit Charade starts with Pearlman's awkward youth and follows along as his juggling act becomes increasingly complex, then builds to the heartbreaking moments when investors--retirees, relatives, and friends--and government authorities discover that the man they had trusted had been cheating them all along. How did this chubby boy from middle-class Queens, who pioneered some of the music industry's most lucrative pop ensembles, mastermind one of the largest and longest running Ponzi schemes in U.S. history? Here, finally, is the true story of Lou Pearlman's epic rise and fall.

Fools Rush In

by Virginia Gray

DOUBLE TROUBLE When her gentle twin telephoned in terror and then disappeared, impulsive Erin Blaine raced to the rescue--and collided with Max Delany, the man her sister claimed to love. Sexy Max dubbed Erin a fool for rushing in where angels feared to tread. Still, he offered her his services...in more ways than one. With danger dogging them from city to city, they quickly forged a breathless bond. Erin trembled beneath Max's tempting lips, yet she knew she must resist. For once they found her beloved twin, Erin would have to let Max go.... Nothing is stronger than the bonds of family love!

Golden Illusion

by Virginia Gray

Claire Andrews came from a political family and had chosen a political career herself, but she was determined to succeed on her own, not by riding on her family's coattails. Campaign manager Matt Drummond planned to help her win not only the election, but life's most valuable prize: love.

The Perfect Match

by Virginia Gray

WHO IS THAT SEXY GUY? Name: Clinton Rafferty Strong and sexy, this devilishly handsome tycoon is in the market for some serious romance.... Experience: Landing the deal of a lifetime--in the boardroom and the bedroom. Challenge: For the King of Seduction to prove he was not a love-'em-and-leave-'em rogue. A rawly masculine Clinton was used to having his own way, but enticing Maggie Trent scorned him at every turn. Still, Clinton never walked away from a fight, especially when he was pitted against his most perfect match.... Serious in the boardroom-- sizzling in the bedroom!

Where Angels Fear

by Virginia Gray

"I DO?" Waking up in bed with virile Sam Lawford was hardly Elise Holman's typically angelic behavior. Lately she'd been fighting an attraction to her workaholic and oh-so-sexy boss, yet never for a moment did she think those amorous fantasies could possibly run away with : her resistance. And what about Sam's "honorable" intentions? He abruptly proposed--then stipulated that, to him, matrimony meant little more than "marital relations." Though Elise feared treading into such a cold bargain, she prayed warm affection would soften Sam's heart. But was she simply a fool rushing into marriage with a man who refused to love?

Embedded

by Wesley R. Gray

In 2006, 1st Lt. Wesley Gray was deployed as a U.S. Marine Corps military adviser to an Iraqi Army battalion in the Haditha Triad. For 210 days, he lived and fought beside Iraqi soldiers in the most dangerous and austere province of western Iraq. Al-Anbar was filled with an insurgent population traumatized by a recent massacre of twenty-four men, women, and children shot at close range by U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of one of their comrades in a roadside bombing. Despite the high tensions created by the shootings, Gray was able to form a bond with the Iraqis because he had an edge that very few U.S. service members possess -the ability to communicate in Iraqi Arabic. His language skills and his understanding of the culture led the Iraqi soldiers to call him a brother and fondly name him Jamal. By the end of his tour he was a legend within the Iraqi Army. Gray draws on the brutally honest and detailed record he kept during his tour, including extensive interviews with Iraqi soldiers and citizens. He offers a comprehensive portrait of the struggles of the Iraqi people to make their country a nation once again and includes a compelling report on the status and prospects of the U.S. government's strategy for success in Iraq.

Wyoming

by Zane Gray

A certified classic by the master of Western fiction Zane Grey.With cattle rustling on the rise in the cattle town of Randall, Wyoming, newcomers Martha Ann Dixon and Andrew Bonning join the ranchers in their fight to protect their livestock."Take this hombre's gun, Tenderfoot," the foreman snapped while keeping the rustler covered. Young Andy yanked the weapon out from under the man's belt. "Now tie his hands behind his back." The excitement made Andy clumsy, but he finally got the job done."Now take yore saddle rope and toss it over that there branch." Andy was about to obey when he stopped, staring in disbelief."You're not going to hang this poor devil?""Shore am," the foreman drawled. "I'm gonna stop this rustlin' once and fer all!"

The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West

by Andrew R. Graybill

Winner of the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award. One of the American West's bloodiest--and least-known--massacres is searingly re-created in this generation-spanning history of native-white intermarriage. At dawn on January 23, 1870, four hundred men of the Second U.S. Cavalry attacked and butchered a Piegan camp near the Marias River in Montana in one of the worst slaughters of Indians by American military forces in U.S. history. Coming to avenge the murder of their father--a former fur-trader named Malcolm Clarke who had been killed four months earlier by their Piegan mother's cousin--Clarke 's own two sons joined the cavalry in a slaughter of many of their own relatives. In this groundbreaking work of American history, Andrew R. Graybill places the Marias Massacre within a larger, three-generation saga of the Clarke family, particularly illuminating the complex history of native-white intermarriage in the American Northwest.

Atoms, Molecules and Elements

by George Graybill

This book provides ready-to-use information and activities for remedial students in grades five to eight. Written to grade and using simplified language and vocabulary, science concepts are presented in a way that makes them more accessible to students and easier to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities and overhead transparencies, our resource can be used effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work.

Motion (Force & Motion)

by George Graybill

This book provides ready-to-use information and activities for remedial students in grades five to eight. Written to grade using simplified language and vocabulary, science concepts are presented in a way that makes them more accessible to students and easier to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities and overhead transparencies, our resource can be used effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work.

Properties of Matter (Matter & Energy)

by George Graybill

This book provides ready-to-use information and activities for remedial students in grades five to eight. Written to grade and using simplified language and vocabulary, science concepts are presented in a way that makes them more accessible to students and easier to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities and overhead transparencies, our resource can be used effectively for whole-class, small group and independent work.

Alzheimer's Disease Frequently Asked Questions: Making Sense of the Journey

by Frena Gray-Davidson

Offers matter-of-fact answers and empathy to those close to someone with Alzheimer's disease.

Gjelina

by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott Travis Lett

Gjelina is Los Angeles's most talked-about restaurant, lauded by critics from London to New York to San Francisco and beloved by stars, locals, and out-of-towners alike for its seductive simplicity and eclectic Cal-Med menu from talented chef Travis Lett. This standout cookbook features 125 of the rustic and utterly delicious salads, toasts, pizzas, vegetable and grain dishes, pastas, fish and meat mains, and desserts that have had fans clamoring for a table since the restaurant burst onto the scene. More than 150 color photographs from acclaimed photographer Michael Graydon and stylist Nikole Herriott evoke the vibe of Venice Beach and the Gjelina (the G's silent) aesthetic, and showcase the beautiful plated food of Lett's ingredient-based, vegetable-centric cooking. This is the cookbook for the way we want to cook and eat now.

The Ancestral Continuum

by Nicola Graydon Natalia O'Sullivan

Our ancestry influences more than just our physical characteristics - it can also have a profound effect on who we are as people. The success of TV shows like Who Do You Think You Are? has prompted a massive interest in people tracing their family roots. But researching into our forebears' lives can often unearth turbulent histories. The past 250 years has seen more change and upheaval on a global scale than at any other point in history. The legacy of the holocaust, of slavery, indentured servitude and of two world wars, has seen a massive migration of peoples across the world, and almost all families know of a recent ancestor whose life was turned upside down by these events. Discovering more about our forebears, and identifying inherited traits, can help us realise our potential and assist us in overcoming obstacles that may be holding us back. As we learn about and honour our ancestors, we can reclaim who we are, discover our creativity, and find our true soul path. In this extraordinary book, readers will find out how to: discover and honour their ancestors, heal their family histories, reveal inherited creative and inspirational gifts, discover their guardian ancestors and learn from inspiring case studies of personal growth. The Ancestral Continuum will take each reader on a journey through the labyrinth of their own ancestral legacy. As we explore our family tree, we can begin to see ourselves as just one strand in a never-ending tapestry of history and emotion, personality and achievement, birth and death, that will continue into infinity. The book is a powerful and revolutionary blueprint for transforming how we feel about ourselves.

Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know

by Shari Graydon

Intended to educate children about advertising-talks about the history of advertising from ancient Greece, through the Industrial Revolution, down to digital advertising today.

Friendship

by A. C. Grayling

A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to analyze it, and how has modern technology altered its very definition? In this fascinating exploration of friendship through the ages, one of the most thought-provoking philosophers of our time tracks historical ideas of friendship, gathers a diversity of friendship stories from the annals of myth and literature, and provides unexpected insights into our friends, ourselves, and the role of friendships in an ethical life. A. C. Grayling roves the rich traditions of friendship in literature, culture, art, and philosophy, bringing into his discussion familiar pairs as well as unfamiliar--Achilles and Patroclus, David and Jonathan, Coleridge and Wordsworth, Huck Finn and Jim. Grayling lays out major philosophical interpretations of friendship, then offers his own take, drawing on personal experiences and an acute awareness of vast cultural shifts that have occurred. With penetrating insight he addresses internet-based friendship, contemporary mixed gender friendships, how friendships may supersede family relationships, ones duty within friendship, the idea of friendship to humanity, and many other topics of universal interest.

Ideas That Matter

by A. C. Grayling

Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In Ideas that Matter, renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling provides a personal dictionary of the ideas that will shape our world in the decades to come. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophies--from animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimes--provoking and elucidating throughout. Ideas are the cogs that drive history, and in explaining the most complex and influential ones in laymen's terms, Ideas that Matter will help every engaged citizen better understand it.

Ideas That Matter

by A. C. Grayling

Grayling (philosophy, Birkbeck College, (UK) provides what he describes his "personal dictionary" of historical and modern ideas that influence our understanding of the world as it is in the 21st century. He addresses specific topics such as theories and principles, as well as general subjects in politics, society, philosophy, religion, and science. The author's frequently opinionated observations and his writing style will interest a variety of readers who otherwise might pass on a book about such a diverse range of topics. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Russell: A Very Short Introduction

by A. C. Grayling

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is one of the most famous and important philosophers of the twentieth century. In this account of his life and work A.C. Grayling introduces both his technical contributions to logic and philosophy, and his wide-ranging views on education, politics, war, and sexual morality. Russell is credited with being one of the prime movers of Analytic Philosophy, and with having played a part in the revolution in social attitudes witnessed throughout the twentieth-century world. This introduction gives a clear survey of Russell's achievements across their wholerange.

Wittgenstein: A Very Short Introduction

by A. C. Grayling

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) was an extraordinarily original philosopher, whose influence on twentieth-century thinking goes well beyond philosophy itself. In this book, which aims to make Wittgenstein's thought accessible to the general non-specialist reader, A. C. Grayling explains the nature and impact of Wittgenstein's views. He describes both his early and later philosophy, the differences and connections between them, and gives a fresh assessment of Wittgenstein's continuing influence on contemporary thought.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism

by A. C. Grayling Andrew Copson

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism presents an edited collection of essays that explore the nature of Humanism as an approach to life, and a philosophical analysis of the key humanist propositions from naturalism and science to morality and meaning. Represents the first book of its kind to look at Humanism not just in terms of its theoretical underpinnings, but also its consequences and its diverse manifestations Features contributions from international and emerging scholars, plus renowned figures such as Stephen Law, Charles Freeman and Jeaneanne Fowler Presents Humanism as a positive alternative to theism Brings together the world's leading Humanist academics in one reference work

Guardian Of The Stone

by Amity Grays

Among the mist of myth and legend lies a history more fascinating than the heroes that built it, the battles that plagued it, and the secrets it left behind. Edeline Depuis is no longer safe in her 14th century world. In a move to protect the young daughter of a great warrior in the Knights Templar, she is transported through time from her childhood home in medieval France to 21st century Los Angeles. She grows up unaware of her history, completely oblivious to the enormous destiny that awaits her. But there are those who know how special Edeline truly is. Some silently surround and protect her, while others only selfishly covet her power. It is the latter that have captured her and taken her back to the past, determined to exploit her mysterious abilities for untold fortune. Dane Walker has been sent back in time to rescue her and bring her home. As much a prisoner to this soldier who professes to help her as she is to the strange world she doesn't understand, Edeline lets down her guard and begins to trust him. Hunted across a mystic land, trust leads to passion and romance. They fall in love, but Dane is tortured by a secret bound to tear them apart. By taking her home, he is destined to lose her.

Amerithrax

by Robert Graysmith

The first book on the unsolved case that terrorized a nation in the aftermath of September 11th is now updated with new material, including photos and transcripts of original anthrax letters that were received by NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

Black Fire

by Robert Graysmith

The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.When 28-year-old San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer at a local bathhouse in 1863, he was seeking a subject for his first novel. As Twain steamed, played cards, and drank beer with Sawyer (a volunteer firefighter, customs inspector, and local hero responsible for having saved ninety lives at sea), he had second thoughts about Shirley Tempest, his proposed book about a local girl firefighter, and began to envision a novel of wider scope. Twain learned that a dozen years earlier the then eighteen-year-old New York-born Sawyer had been a "Torch Boy," one of the youths who raced ahead of the volunteer firemen's hand-drawn engines at night carrying torches to light the way, always aware that a single spark could reduce the all-wood city of San Francisco to ashes in an instant. At that time a mysterious serial arsonist known by some as "The Lightkeeper" was in the process of burning San Francisco to the ground six times in eighteen months - the most disastrous and costly series of fires ever experienced by any American metropolis.Black Fire is the most thorough and accurate account of Sawyer's relationship with Mark Twain and of the six devastating incendiary fires that baptized one of the modern world's favorite cities. Set amid a scorched landscape of burning roads, melting iron warehouses, exploding buildings, and deadly gangs who extorted and ruled by fear, it includes the never-before-told stories of Sawyer's heroism during the sinking of the steamship Independence and the crucial role Sawyer and the Torch Boys played in solving the mystery of the Lightkeeper. Drawing on archival sources such as actual San Francisco newspaper interviews with Sawyer and the handwritten police depositions of the arrest of the Lightkeeper, bestselling author Robert Graysmith vividly portrays the gritty, corrupt, and violent world of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, overrun with gunfighters, hooligans, hordes of gold prospectors, crooked politicians, and vigilantes. By chronicling how Sawyer took it upon himself to investigate, expose, and stop the arsonist, Black Fire details - for the first time - Sawyer's remarkable life and illustrates why Twain would later feel compelled to name his iconic character after his San Francisco buddy when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The Girl in Alfred Hitchock's Shower : A murder that became a real-life mystery, a mystery that became an obsession

by Robert Graysmith

Marli Renfro was Janet Leigh's body double in the Hitchcock classic Psycho. When she disappeared, it was believed she was the victim of a serial killer. It was a mystery that took decades to solve-and a crime that could only have happened in Hollywood.

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