Robert Ludlum
  • Author : Gina Macdonald
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN Code: 9780313299711

Summary: The first study of the life and novels of Robert Ludlum, master of the espionage thriller.

Trevayne
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 0307813967

Summary: Fearless and incorruptible, Andrew Trevayne is a self-made millionaire, former undersecretary of state, and current head of one of the nation’s most prestigious foundations. Now, at the express wish of the president, Trevayne undertakes an investigation into the “secret government”—and is soon swept up in a tidal wave of intrigue and danger. Beyond the corridors of official power he discovers a nightmare maze where billionaires mingle with Mafia dons, where sinister forces are poised to enact a chilling conspiracy, where Congress and even the presidency itself can be bought and sold, where survival hinges on a hair trigger. In this world, a man like Trevayne can easily become a pawn, an enemy—or a king. Praise for Robert Ludlum and Trevayne “A taut novel that spares no one.”—The New York Times “Brilliant . . . a story of power, intrigue, ambition, greed, corruption, and horror.”—King Features Syndicate “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have work the next day.”—Chicago Tribune “A fascinating, meaty spine tingler.”—Library Journal BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

The Aquitaine Progression
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN Code: 0307813770

Summary: “You won’t be able to put it down. (Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day).”—Chicago Sun-Times In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert operative who dies violently at his feet, whispering words that hand Converse a staggering legacy of death: “The generals . . . they’re back . . . Aquitaine!” Suddenly Converse is running for his life, alone with the world’s most shattering secret. Pursued by anonymous executioners to the dark corners of Europe, he is forced to play a game of survival by blood rules he thought he’d long left behind. One by one, he traces each thread of a lethal progression to the heart of every major government, a network of coordinated global violence that no one believes possible—no one but Converse and the woman he once loved and lost, the only two people on earth who can wrest the world from the iron grasp of Aquitaine. “Ludlum at his best.”—Publishers Weekly BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

The Shaken and the Stirred
  • Author : Stephen Schneider,Craig N. Owens
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 025304975X

Summary: Over the past decade, the popularity of cocktails has returned with gusto. Amateur and professional mixologists alike have set about recovering not just the craft of the cocktail, but also its history, philosophy, and culture. The Shaken and the Stirred features essays written by distillers, bartenders and amateur mixologists, as well as scholars, all examining the so-called 'Cocktail Revival' and cocktail culture. Why has the cocktail returned with such force? Why has the cocktail always acted as a cultural indicator of class, race, sexuality and politics in both the real and the fictional world? Why has the cocktail revival produced a host of professional organizations, blogs, and conferences devoted to examining and reviving both the drinks and habits of these earlier cultures?

Western Movie References in American Literature
  • Author : Henryk Hoffmann
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2012-10-05
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0786466383

Summary: References to western movies scattered over some 250 narrative works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. Covered are not only classics like High Noon but also more obscure titles such as Drum Beat. Mega-stars like John Wayne are included but so is Tom Tyler, a much lesser known name. While the time span of the presented data exceeds a period of a hundred years--from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007)--the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both the "A" and "B" productions.

PHP Cookbook
  • Author : Adam Trachtenberg,David Sklar
  • Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
  • Release Date : 2006-08-25
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 812
  • ISBN Code: 9781449379148

Summary: When it comes to creating dynamic web sites, the open source PHP language is red-hot property: used on more than 20 million web sites today, PHP is now more popular than Microsoft's ASP.NET technology. With our Cookbook's unique format, you can learn how to build dynamic web applications that work on any web browser. This revised new edition makes it easy to find specific solutions for programming challenges. PHP Cookbook has a wealth of solutions for problems that you'll face regularly. With topics that range from beginner questions to advanced web programming techniques, this guide contains practical examples -- or "recipes" -- for anyone who uses this scripting language to generate dynamic web content. Updated for PHP 5, this book provides solutions that explain how to use the new language features in detail, including the vastly improved object-oriented capabilities and the new PDO data access extension. New sections on classes and objects are included, along with new material on processing XML, building web services with PHP, and working with SOAP/REST architectures. With each recipe, the authors include a discussion that explains the logic and concepts underlying the solution.

The Years Gone Bye
  • Author : Lorraine Rocco
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN Code: 1434391787

Summary: This book is the result of many meditations and the explanation of many subjects. The Teachers and Masters who speak through the medium, Gilda, have been appointed to do so, to guide, instruct and teach. The questions in this book have been provided not only by the medium, but other persons interested in these subjects. During the time that it has taken to develop these writings, the expertise and fluency of the medium, has allowed us, her teachers, to instruct her in subjects that also pertain to future events, and as such, they should be considered prophecies. The editing of these writings is done with love and dedication, and the purpose of sharing this knowledge is to reach those souls able to be guided.

The Chronology of American Literature
  • Author : Daniel S. Burt
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 805
  • ISBN Code: 9780618168217

Summary: Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more.

The Matarese Countdown
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 0345538250

Summary: "Twenty years ago, top agents from the CIA and KGB banded together to bring down the Matarese Circle, an international cabal of power brokers and assassins whose sole objective was to achieve worldwide economic domination. Now the bloody Matarese dynasty is back--and the only man with the power to stop it may have already run out of time. CIA case officer Cameron Pryce is hot on the trail of the new Matarese alliance. His only chance to terminate its ruthless activities is to follow the trail of blood money and stone-cold killers right to the heart of its deadly conspiracy. From the Hamptons to London's Belgrave Square, Matarese assassins have already struck with brutal efficiency, eliminating all who stand in their way. Their chain of violence is impossible to stop--until Pryce gets a rare break. One of the Matarese's victims survives long enough to whisper dying words that will blow the case wide open: the top secret code name for legendary retired CIA agent Brandon Scofield--the only man who has ever infiltrated the Matarese inner circle and lived to tell about it"--

The Road to Omaha
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN Code: 0345539192

Summary: Robert Ludlum's wayward hero, the outrageous General MacKenzie Hawkins, returns with a diabolical scheme to right a very old wrong—and wreak vengeance on the [redacted] who drummed him out of the military. Discovering a long-buried 1878 treaty with an obscure Indian tribe, the Hawk, a.k.a. Chief Thunder Head, hatches a brilliant plot that will ultimately bring him and his reluctant legal eagle, Sam Devereaux, before the Supreme Court. Their goal is to reclaim a choice piece of American real estate: the state of Nebraska, which just so happens to be the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Air Command. Their outraged opposition will be no less than the CIA, the Pentagon, and the White House. And only one thing is certain: Ludlum will keep us in nonstop suspense—and side-splitting laughter—through the very last page. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Road to Omaha “A very funny book . . . No character is minor: They're all hilarious.”—Houston Chronicle “Don't ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”—Chicago Sun-Times

The Chancellor Manuscript
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 0345539265

Summary: A secret group of Washington's most powerful men have J. Edgar Hoover killed in order to reach his secret files only to discover there is someone else capable of using these personal dossiers for blackmail and extortion.

The Bancroft Strategy
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-02-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 1409121933

Summary: Intelligence agent Todd Belknap is fired after a mission goes wrong - now he's a lone operative on the loose... When Todd Belknap's best friend goes missing, it seems that a mysterious figure, known only as 'Genesis', is responsible. Meanwhile, hedge fund analyst Andrea Newton gets an unexpected call. She has been left a fortune by a cousin she's never met - on the condition that she joins the board of the charitable Bancroft Foundation. Yet the foundation appears less and less benign the more deeply involved she becomes. As events escalate, and Genesis appears to be working to destabilise governments, Todd and Andrea must form an uneasy alliance if they are to uncover the truth - before it's too late...

The Sigma Protocol
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN Code: 1409122204

Summary: Ben Hartman is on holiday in Switzerland when he meets a childhood friend - who promptly tries to kill him. In self-defence, Ben kills his attacker, but soon the body and all evidence of the confrontation have disappeared. Anna Navarro, a US government agent, is sent to look into a string of deaths around the world. The only thing the victims have in common is an old OSS file, codenamed SIGMA. But as soon as she starts to get somewhere, she is dragged off the case and declared rogue. Someone wants this secret kept, and not only the future of Hartman and Navarro is at stake, but that of the world...

The Janson Directive
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN Code: 1409122050

Summary: Retired operative Paul Janson is called back to the spy game to settle a personal debt he owes. Peter Novak, the legendary Hungarian immigrant and head of the Liberty Foundation, has been kidnapped and faces execution at the hands of terrorist extremists. It is up to Janson to rescue Novak before he is murdered. Janson immediately puts together a top team and manages the nearly impossible task of extricating Novak, but something goes horribly wrong - something that indicates the operation had been compromised from the start - and only Janson himself survives. Now the major intelligence services think that Janson was responsible for Novak's death and are sending their finest operatives after him...

Kirkus Reviews
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Category: American literature
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Author Price Guides
  • Author : Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997-06
  • Category:
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN Code: 9781883060091

Summary: Volume II of the Author Price Guides (APG) includes 51 authors. Each APG contains a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a complete up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American & British), with entries for limited & trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; & estimated values with & without dustwrappers. Authors in Volume II are: Barth, Berger, Cheever, Churchill, Clavell, Crews, Didion, Dos Passos, Eastlake, Fitzgerald, Fleming, Francis, Frost, Goyen, Grey, Grimes, Grumbach, Harrison, Heinlein, Heller, Hurston, Irving, Kennedy, LeCarre, Limited Editions Club, London, Ludlum, Mailer, Malamud, Markson, Marshall, Maxwell, McElroy, McGuanc, McMurtry, Nabokov, O'Connor, Percy, Price, Roth, Evelyn Scott, Thorne Smith, Spackman, Styron, Peter Taylor, Dylan Thomas, Twain, Updike, Vonnegut, Welty & William C. Williams. Essential for librarians, dealers & collectors. Over 200,000 sold. Volume I with Capote, Eliot, Faulkner, Graves, Hammett, Hemingway, King... & 55 other authors, also available by the same publisher. ISBN 1-883060-04-4. Please contact: Quill & Brush, P.O. Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848. (301) 460-3700, FAX: (301) 871-5425, E-mail: [email protected]qb.com.

The Osterman Weekend
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0345539273

Summary: "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by World Publishng, in 1972"--Title page verso.

The Holcroft Covenant
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN Code: 0553260197

Summary: Noel Holcroft is shown a thirty-year-old document, drawn up by his father and other Third Reich high officials, which, upon Noel's signature, will supposedly release eight hundred million dollars to descendants of Holocaust victims.

The Tristan Betrayal
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-07-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 140913055X

Summary: Two wars, two secrets, one man...A brilliant global conspiracy thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling master storyteller. 1940. American Stephen Metcalfe is a minor asset in the US secret intelligence forces in Europe. Through a wild twist of fate, he must instigate a bold plan that may be the only hope for what remains of the free world. He must travel to wartime Moscow to find, and possibly betray, a former lover... 1991. The Communist empire is on the verge of oblivion, and a coup is being planned by a powerful new cabal. Stephen Metcalfe, now a retired ambassador, must return to Moscow and finally reveal a secret that has haunted him since the fall of Berlin...a secret that might just avert a global cataclysm.

Islam
  • Author : Tariq Ramadan
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2017-03
  • Category:
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 9780141980508

Summary: The essential introduction to Islam by a leading expert Hardly a day goes by without mention of Islam. And yet, for most people, and in much of the world, Islam remains a little-known religion. Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights or slavery, Muslims are today expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is - or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam: precisely the question this short and extremely accessible book sets out to answer. In simple, direct language it will introduce readers to Islam, to its spirituality, its principles, its rituals, its diversity and its evolution.

The Ambler Warning
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-02-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 1409121895

Summary: A heart-stopping global thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling master storyteller... On Parrish Island, off the coast of Virginia, there is a little-known and never visited psychiatric facility where the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state makes them a danger to their own government. One of these employees is former agent Hal Ambler. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy. Hal pulls off a daring escape, and now he's out to discover who stashed him there and why. But the world he returns to has changed. No one remembers him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler and, when he first looks in the mirror, the face he sees is not his own...

The Icarus Agenda
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN Code: 0307813851

Summary: Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab terrorists in the American embassy in Masqat, and then silently disappeared. Now, brought into the light, Kendrick is a target, pursued by the terrorists he once outwitted. Together with the beautiful woman who saved his life, Kendrick enters a deadly arena where the only currency is blood, where frightened whispers speak of violence yet to come, and where the fate of the free world may ultimately rest in the powerful hands of a mysterious figure known only as the Mahdi. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Icarus Agenda “[Robert] Ludlum is light-years beyond his literary competition in piling plot twist upon plot twist, until the mesmerized reader is held captive. . . . Ludlum pulls out all the stops.”—Chicago Tribune “[An] intricate story of conspiracies within conspiracies . . . Once you start reading you just can’t stop.”—Library Journal “Readers will be hooked.”—The New York Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

Pascal
  • Author : Elliot B. Koffman
  • Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Category: Pascal (Computer program language)
  • Pages : 778
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

Turbo Pascal
  • Author : Elliot B. Koffman
  • Publisher : Addison Wesley Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1990-09
  • Category: Pascal (Computer program language)
  • Pages : 790
  • ISBN Code: 9780201527377

Summary: A textbook for a first course in problem solving and program design with Turbo Pascal version 7.0, using a five-step problem-solving process to convey the relationship between problem-solving skills and effective software development. Chapter reviews feature summaries, exercises, programming projects, and case studies. This fifth edition introduces computer graphics and the object-oriented paradigm. Assumes background in high school algebra and no prior programming experience. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Thinking Critically
  • Author : James Hugh Kiersky,Nicholas J. Caste
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN Code: 9780314043528

Summary: Incorporates the Critical Technique approach that provides a step-by-step technique for constructing and critically evaluating argumentative reasoning. Successfully integrates informal logic and critical thinking for those instructors who want the flexibility of teaching both. Chapter-opening quotes from rock music captures students attention. Narrative case studies, argumentative writing exercises and Reality Checks with everyday examples of argumentative techniques taken from advertisements reinforce chapter material. Mid- and end-of-chapter exercises are broken into three levels of difficulty to challenge students and aid instructors in evaluating student progress.

Nuclear Fear
  • Author : Spencer R. WEART
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Assesses the impact of associations derived from historical and cultural sources on perceptions about nuclear energy

World Authors, 1980-1985
  • Author : Vineta Colby,H. W. Wilson
  • Publisher : New York : H.W. Wilson Company
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Category: Reference
  • Pages : 938
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Offers profiles of hundreds of modern authors, and includes brief descriptions of each writer's major works and their reception

Time
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

The Brotherhood of the Rose
  • Author : David Morrell
  • Publisher : David Morrell
  • Release Date : 2011-11-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1937760073

Summary: They were orphans, Chris and Saul -- raised in a Philadelphia school for boys, bonded by friendship, and devoted to a mysterious man called Eliot. He visited them and brought them candy. He treated them like sons. He trained them to be assassins. Now he is trying desperately to have them killed. From the master of high action comes a classic espionage thriller that changed the way spy novels were written, the first to combine the British tradition of authentic espionage tradecraft with the American tradition of non-stop action. He visited them in the orphanage. He brought them candy and taught them to love him as a father. He trained them to be assassins. Now he is trying desperately to have them killed. Spanning the globe and decades of CIA history, THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE is a thriller of fierce loyalty and violent betrayal, of murders planned and coolly executed, of revenge bitterly, urgently desired. “David Morrell is a master of suspense. He wields it like a stiletto—know just where to stick it and how to turn it. If you’re reading Morrell, you’re sitting on the edge of your seat.” —Michael Connelly “Imagine a suspense thriller as riveting as The Thirty-Nine Steps or Rogue Male, featuring heroes the equal of Adam Hall’s Quiller, and crackling with more action than The Road Warrior, Dirty Harry, and The Seven Samurai. Sounds too good to be true? Then just read David Morrell’s THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE.”—Washington Post Book World “Fast-paced, intelligent, exciting and hard-hitting.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of The Panther “David Morrell is, to me, the finest thriller writer living today.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Columbus Affair

SANB.
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Category: South Africa
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

The Matarese Circle
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN Code: 030781386X

Summary: An international circle of killers, the Matarese will undoubtedly take over the world within just two years. Only two rival spies have the power to stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage and a life of explosive terror and violence. But though these sworn enemies once vowed to terminate each other, they must now become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to their mission: destroy the Matarese. Praise for Robert Ludlum and The Matarese Circle “A blockbuster . . . Ludlum’s best.”—The Wall Street Journal “A spellbinder.”—The Dallas Morning News “Ludlum stuffs more surprises into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined.”—The New York Times “Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day.”—Chicago Sun-Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity.

The Prometheus Deception
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN Code: 140912214X

Summary: An explosive thriller from the world's No.1 bestselling international writer. Nicholas Bryson spent years as a deep cover operative for the American secret intelligence group, The Directorate. After a disastrous mission, Bryson was retired to a new identity. Now, years later, his cover is cracked and Bryson learns that The Directorate was not what it claimed to be - and that he was, in fact, a pawn being used against his country's interests. The Directorate is headed for a dangerous endgame, and the CIA recruits Bryson to stop them. But after years on the sidelines, Bryson's field skills are rusty, his contacts unreliable, his instincts suspect and he no longer knows who - if anyone - can be trusted.

PHP Cookbook
  • Author : David Sklar,Adam Trachtenberg
  • Publisher : \"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN Code: 9781565926813

Summary: Offers instructions for creating programs to do tasks including fetching URLs and generating bar charts using the open source scripting language, covering topics such as data types, regular expressions, encryption, and PEAR.

The Robert Ludlum Companion
  • Author : Robert Ludlum
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 469
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Provides an overview of Ludlum's life and work and lists and describes significant characters, settings, and organizations in each of his novels

The Night Fire
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 9781760878702

Summary: Now in paperback: Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renee Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him.

The Night Fire
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 9780316485616

Summary: A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.

Set the Night on Fire
  • Author : Mike Davis,Jon Wiener
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN Code: 1784780235

Summary: Los Angeles Times Bestseller "Authoritative and impressive." –Los Angeles Times "Monumental." –Guardian A magisterial, riveting movement history of Los Angeles in the Sixties Los Angeles in the sixties was a hotbed of political and social upheaval. The city was a launchpad for Black Power—where Malcolm X and Angela Davis first came to prominence and the Watts uprising shook the nation. The city was home to the Chicano Blowouts and Chicano Moratorium, as well as being the birthplace of “Asian American” as a political identity. It was a locus of the antiwar movement, gay liberation movement, and women’s movement, and, of course, the capital of California counterculture. Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors’ storied personal histories as activists. Following on from Davis’s awardwinning L.A. history, City of Quartz, Set the Night on Fire is a historical tour de force, delivered in scintillating and fiercely beautiful prose.

The Night of the Fire
  • Author : Kjell Eriksson
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 125076615X

Summary: Swedish police inspector Ann Lindell finally returns in internationally bestselling and award-winning Kjell Eriksson's newest novel. Police inspector Ann Lindell has left the Uppsala police and is living a quiet life, producing local cheese in a small town in Uppland. But life in the country is not as idyllic as it seems. On New Year’s Eve someone sets fire to the former village school which is now a home for asylum seekers, and three people are killed. Ann Lindell’s investigative instincts come back to life and soon she takes on the case. She is contacted by a person who has been involved in a previous investigation and who wants to warn her. His message is short and clear: Many will die. A few weeks later a bomb explodes in a suburb of Stockholm. Kjell Eriksson wrote seven highly acclaimed novels about Ann Lindell, beginning with award-winner The Princess of Burundi, and now, after ten years, he returns to the Uppsala region and his sympathetic police inspector. The Night of the Fire is the first of two new volumes featuring Ann Lindell.

Paperback - the Night Fire
  • Author : Sandra Cole
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-11
  • Category:
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don't add up.The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out

Night Fire
  • Author : Catherine Coulter
  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release Date : 1989-02-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780380756209

Summary: Dear Reader: Night Fire, the first of the Night Trilogy, was first published in early 1989. I haven't rewritten it, just cleaned it up a bit and Avon books has given it a wonderful new cover. Arielle Leslie is a sixteen-year-old girl forced to wed Paisley Cochrane, a sadistic old man who abuses her. When he dies, she believes herself free. But she's not. Burke Drummond, Earl of Ravensworth -- a young man she'd worshipped three years before -- is home from the wars, and he wants her. When he catches her, he's in for an appalling surprise. I hope Burke and Arielle are two people who will touch you as deeply as they touched me. They face problems and obstacles never spoken of in Regency times. If you haven't yet read Night Fire, do give it a try. -- Catherine Coulter

Night of Fire
  • Author : Colin Thubron
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0062499777

Summary: Award-winning, bestselling novelist and travel writer Colin Thubron returns to fiction with his first novel in more than a decade, a searing, poetic masterwork of memory. A house is burning, threatening the existence of its six tenants—including a failed priest; a naturalist; a neurosurgeon; an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood; and their landlord, whose relationship to the tenants is both intimate and shadowy. At times, he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will also share their fate. In Night of Fire, the passions and obsessions in a dying house loom and shift, from those of the hallucinating drug addict in the basement to the landlord training his rooftop telescope on the night skies. As the novel progresses, the tenants’ diverse stories take us through an African refugee camp, Greek Orthodox monasteries, and the cremation grounds of India. Haunting the edges of their lives are memories. Will these remembrances be consumed forever by the flames? Or can they survive in some form? Night of Fire is Colin Thubron’s fictive masterpiece: a novel of exquisite beauty, philosophical depth, and lingering mystery that is a brilliant meditation on life itself.

Night on Fire
  • Author : Douglas Corleone
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 9781429962094

Summary: Kevin Corvelli---a hotshot New York defense attorney who packed up his bags and hung his shingle in Hawaii to dodge the spotlight---is deep in his mai tais at a resort when an argument erupts down at the other end of the bar. It's a pair of newlyweds, married that very day on the beach. And since Corvelli doesn't do divorces, he all but dismisses the argument. That's at least until the fire breaks out later that night, and he barely escapes his hotel room. Most weren't so lucky, including the new husband. His wife, Erin, becomes not only the police's prime suspect for arson and murder but also Corvelli's newest client, and she has a lot working against her, like motive and opportunity, not to mention a history of starting fires. The heat gets turned all the way up in Douglas Corleone's scorching legal thriller Night on Fire, his second following the MB/MWA's First Crime Novel Competition winner, One Man's Paradise.

This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire: A Memoir
  • Author : Nick Flynn
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1324005556

Summary: A searing memoir from critically acclaimed author Nick Flynn, on how childhood spills into parenthood. When Nick Flynn was seven years old, his mother set fire to their house. The event loomed large in his imagination for years, but it’s only after having a child of his own that he understands why. He returns with his young daughter to the landscape of his youth, reflecting on how his feral childhood has him still in its reins, and forms his memories into lyrical bedtime stories populated by the both sinister and wounded Mister Mann. With the spare lyricism and dark irony of his classic, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, Flynn excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother’s suicide. This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire unravels the story of the fire that Flynn had to escape, and the ways in which, as an adult, he has carried that fire with him until it threatens to burn down his own house. Here Nick confronts his failings with fierce candor, even as they threaten to tear his family apart. His marriage in crisis, Flynn seeks answers from his therapist, who tells him he has “the ethics of a drowning man.” This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire takes us on the journey of a man struggling to hold himself together in prose that is raw and moving, sharp-edged and wry. Alternating literary analysis and philosophy with intimate memoir, Flynn probes his deepest ethical dilemmas.

Set the Night on Fire
  • Author : Libby Fischer Hellmann
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-11-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN Code: 098406768X

Summary: Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. As she desperately tries to determine who is after her she uncovers information about the past that threatens to destroy her. An unforgettable portrait of Chicago during the turbulent late 1960s: the riots at the Democratic Convention, the struggle for power between the Black Panthers and SDS, and a group of young idealists who tried to change the world.

The Law of Innocence
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0316498025

Summary: Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller must defend himself against murder charges in the heart-stopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail. But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him. Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence. In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch... in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times).

Night of Fire
  • Author : Barbara Samuel
  • Publisher : Barbara Samuel
  • Release Date : 2011-12-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN Code: 1937688151

Summary: Night of Fire Fans of Jo Beverley, Eloisa James, and Stephanie Laurens will enjoy this intensely passionate and romantic full-length novel of star-crossed lovers by six-time RITA award winner Barbara Samuel. HE CAPTURED HER HEART WITH HIS PEN Lady Cassandra St. Ives had sworn off marriage ever since becoming a happy widow, but lately her affections have been engaged by a mysterious, long distance correspondent. Cassandra has shared her soul with her far-off admirer, and when he invites her to visit his home she accepts the invitation gladly. Expecting a kindly of gentleman, Cassandra is stunned to find that Count Basilio Montevarchi is a virile man in his prime who knows her heart's most intimate desires--and is only too willing to fulfill every one...

Night on Fire
  • Author : Ronald Kidd
  • Publisher : Albert Whitman and Company
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0807570265

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Billie Simms doesn't think her hometown of Anniston, Alabama, should be segregated, but few of the town's residents share her opinion. So when Billie learns that the Freedom Riders, a group of peace activists riding interstate buses to protest segregation, will be traveling through Anniston on their way to Montgomery, she thinks that maybe change is finally coming and her quiet little town will shed itself of its antiquated views. But when the bus stops, Anniston residents show just how deep their racism runs. The Freedom Riders will resume their ride to Montgomery and Billie is now faced with a choice: stand idly by in silence or take a stand for what she believes in.

Night Fires
  • Author : George Edward Stanley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1416912509

Summary: George Edward Stanley's powerful Night Fires explores the influence of the Klan in 1920's Oklahoma, and the danger of succumbing to peer pressure.

Fire Bell in the Night
  • Author : Geoffrey Edwards
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-09-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 9781416566410

Summary: Filled with historic details of the time, Fire Bell in the Night explores the explosive tension between North and South, black and white, that gripped Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 1850. Geoffrey S. Edwards's first novel tells the story of New York Tribune reporter John Sharp, sent to cover the capital trial of Darcy Calhoun, a farmer who stands accused of harboring a fugitive slave. As the trial begins, John quickly realizes that not everything is as it appears in the genteel city of Charleston. A series of mysterious fires in white establishments brings the state militia, a curfew for the black population, and rising tension at the courthouse. To unravel the city's secrets, Sharp must enter Charleston's plantation society, where he is befriended by Tyler Breckenridge, owner of the Willowby plantation, and his beautiful sister Clio. Set against the backdrop of a nation headed toward civil war, Fire Bell in the Night is a page-turning account of a trial and one young reporter's efforts to discover the truth.

Bloody Genius
  • Author : John Sandford
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1471185567

Summary: **Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Virgil Flowers will have to watch his back – and his mouth – as he investigates a culture war turned deadly in the latest page-turner from the master of pulse-pounding thrillers. At the local state university, renowned Professor Quill goes to the library one night – and winds up dead. With no suspects, no prints, no murder weapon – not even a time of death – Virgil Flowers is brought in to investigate. Flowers discovers that, prior to his death, Quill had sparked a feud between two departments at the university. Each side carries their views to extremes, and Flowers soon realises he's dealing with people who, on this particular issue, are functionally crazy. Somewhere among this group of diametrically opposed zealots lurks a murderer. But with no leads, little evidence and the media breathing down his neck, can Flowers find him before he kills again? * * * Praise for John Sandford and the Virgil Flower novels * * * 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer ‘Along the way to the satisfying ending, Virgil displays the rough humor and rough justice that make him such an appealing character’ Publishers Weekly on Deep Freeze ‘A knowing portrait of small-town life layered into a very well plotted mystery. Virgil understands that, in small towns, no one ever outgrows high school... One of the very best novels in a superior series’ Booklist (starred review) on Deep Freeze ‘Add a gripping storyline, a generous helping of exquisitely conceived characters and laugh-out-loud humor that produce explosive guffaws, not muted chuckles, and you’re in for the usual late-night, don’t-even-think-of-stopping treat when Flowers hits town’ Richmond Times-Dispatch on Deep Freeze ‘An outstanding novel’ Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Escape Clause ‘Perfect entertainment’ Kirkus Reviews on Escape Clause

Night Of Fire
  • Author : Martin Ros
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 1994-02-21
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 9780962761386

Summary: The Black Napoleon and the Battle for Haiti

The Late Show
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0316225975

Summary: In this first installment of the Renée Ballard series, #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces a "complicated and driven" young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat (The New York Times). Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It's a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it's no accident. She's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with. First, a prostitute is brutally beaten and left for dead in a parking lot. All signs point to a crime of premeditation, not passion, by someone with big evil on his mind. Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught up in a nightclub shooting. Though dubbed a peripheral victim, the waitress buys Ballard a way in, and this time she is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations intertwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined. To find justice for these victims who can't speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line. Propulsive as a jolt of adrenaline and featuring a bold and defiant new heroine, The Late Show is yet more proof that Michael Connelly is "a master of the genre" (Washington Post).

Night Storm
  • Author : Catherine Coulter
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780061750786

Summary: Dear Reader, You met Alec Carrick in Night Fire. He returns full force-and believe me, this man's got force--in Night Storm, the third novel of the Night Trilogy which I wrote in the Fall of 1988. The Paxtons are shipbuilders in Baltimore. Alec Carrick is an English nobleman who wants to buy them out. Genny Paxton isn't at all what she seems. She dresses like "Eugene" and wants to build her own sailing ships without male interference. Alec, a man of great insight, knows exactly what lies beneath those britches. He gets Genny's goat more times than she can count. This is a love story filled with wit, humor, and outrageous circumstance. It's got more unexpected spins than a roulette wheel. Then there's five-year-old Hallie, Alec's daughter, a charmer who will take hold of your heart and never let go. Do enjoy Alec and Genny--and let me know which of the novels in the Night Trilogy you like best.

A Reasonable Doubt
  • Author : Phillip Margolin
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 1250117550

Summary: A magician linked to three murders and suspicious deaths years ago disappears in the middle of his new act in New York Times bestseller Phillip Margolin’s latest thriller featuring Robin Lockwood Robin Lockwood is a young criminal defense attorney and partner in a prominent law firm in Portland, Oregon. A former MMA fighter and Yale Law graduate, she joined the firm of legal legend Regina Barrister not long before Regina was forced into retirement by early onset Alzheimer’s. One of Regina’s former clients, Robert Chesterfield, shows up in the law office with an odd request—he’s seeking help from his old attorney in acquiring patent protection for an illusion. Chesterfield is a professional magician of some reknown and he has a major new trick he’s about to debut. This is out of the scope of the law firm’s expertise, but when Robin Lockwood looks into his previous relationship with the firm, she learns that twenty years ago he was arrested for two murders, one attempted murder, and was involved in the potentially suspicious death of his very rich wife. At the time, Regina Barrister defended him with ease, after which he resumed his career as a magician in Las Vegas. Now, decades later, he debuts his new trick—only to disappear at the end. He’s a man with more than one dark past and many enemies—is his disappearance tied to one of the many people who have good reason to hate him? Was he killed and his body disposed of, or did he use his considerable skills to engineer his own disappearance? Robin Lockwood must unravel the tangled skein of murder and bloody mischief to learn how it all ties together.

Set the Night on Fire
  • Author : Jennifer Bernard
  • Publisher : Jennifer Bernard
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN Code: 1945944005

Summary: USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard is hotter than ever with a sexy new series about the wildfire fighters of Jupiter Point. The town bad boy is back to clear his name. Firefighter Sean Marcus left Jupiter Point thirteen years ago in disgrace, but now he’s coming home to set the record straight. As the leader of the new Jupiter Point Hotshots wildfire crew, he’s out to prove he’s no longer the troubled boy who fled after a night of shocking violence. He’s returned for one reason only--and it’s not to fall in love. But that plan goes up in smoke the minute he sets eyes on Evie McGraw, all grown up and gorgeous. The town sweetheart has a secret. Evie has never spoken about the night that changed her life. But she can’t escape it, especially now that her brother’s wild friend Sean is back. Rugged, sexy and impossible to ignore, he’s the only one who knows what truly happened. Evie gave up everything to protect her family, but now, she has to make a choice. Keep silent...or put her heart on the line and let Sean help heal the past? More from Jupiter Point: The Jupiter Point Hotshots Box Set (Books 1-3) is on sale for a limited time!

The Fire by Night
  • Author : Teresa Messineo
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0062459120

Summary: A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and survival combining the grit and selflessness of Band of Brothers with the emotional resonance of The Nightingale. In war-torn France, Jo McMahon, an Italian-Irish girl from the tenements of Brooklyn, tends to six seriously wounded soldiers in a makeshift medical unit. Enemy bombs have destroyed her hospital convoy, and now Jo singlehandedly struggles to keep her patients and herself alive in a cramped and freezing tent close to German troops. There is a growing tenderness between her and one of her patients, a Scottish officer, but Jo’s heart is seared by the pain of all she has lost and seen. Nearing her breaking point, she fights to hold on to joyful memories of the past, to the times she shared with her best friend, Kay, whom she met in nursing school. Half a world away in the Pacific, Kay is trapped in a squalid Japanese POW camp in Manila, one of thousands of Allied men, women, and children whose fates rest in the hands of a sadistic enemy. Far from the familiar safety of the small Pennsylvania coal town of her childhood, Kay clings to memories of her happy days posted in Hawaii, and the handsome flyer who swept her off her feet in the weeks before Pearl Harbor. Surrounded by cruelty and death, Kay battles to maintain her sanity and save lives as best she can . . . and live to see her beloved friend Jo once more. When the conflict at last comes to an end, Jo and Kay discover that to achieve their own peace, they must find their place—and the hope of love—in a world that’s forever changed. With rich, superbly researched detail, Teresa Messineo’s thrilling novel brings to life the pain and uncertainty of war and the sustaining power of love and friendship, and illuminates the lives of the women who risked everything to save others during a horrifying time.

Fire by Night
  • Author : Melissa Florer-Bixler
  • Publisher : Herald Press (VA)
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN Code: 9781513804187

Summary: What if prayer could be simple rather than strenuous? Anxious, resultsdriven Christians can never pray enough, serve enough, or study enough. But what if God is calling us not to frenzied activity but to a simple spiritual encounter? What if we must merely receive what God has already given us? In Flee, Be Silent, Pray, writer and contemplative retreat leader Ed Cyzewski guides readers out of the anxiety factory of contemporary Christianity and toward a God whose love astounds those quiet long enough to receive it. With helpful guidance into solitude, contemplative prayer, and practices such as lectio divina and the Examen, Cyzewski guides readers toward the Christ whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light. Ready to shed the fear of the false self and the exhaustion of a dutydriven faith? Flee. Be silent. Pray.

The Drop
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 9780446556699

Summary: Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court. Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation. Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

Night
  • Author : Joanna Gunderson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Drama. NIGHT is made of four plays Bells, Hieroglyphics of the Night, Fire and Night written and performed 1994-1997. "Gunderson's plays take language to a breaking point, and then reassemble it in ways that are both interpretive and generative"--Johannah Rodgers. "Gunderson's radical approach is to turn the usual relation between subject and object inside out. Using a collage of fragments taken from her memory, she hypnotizes us into a very personal, very musical world until we become an intimate part of it. There is no need for the technique of 'stream of consciousness' in this writing, which stands as a bold co-option of the reader's mind"--Bruce Benderson.

Fire in the Night
  • Author : Stephen McGinty
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-11-23
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0230738877

Summary: The fire was visible from seventy miles away and the heat generated was so intense that a helicopter could only circle the rig at a perimeter of one mile. On the surface of the sea, a converted fishing trawler inched as close as possible, but the paint on the vessel’s hull blistered and burnt. In the water surrounding the inferno, men’s heads could be seen bobbing like apples as their yellow hard hats melted with the heat. On 6 July 1988 a series of explosions ripped through the Piper Alpha oil platform, 110 miles north-east of Aberdeen in the North Sea. Ablaze with 226 men on board, the searing temperatures caused the platform to collapse in just two hours. Only sixty-one would survive by leaping over 100 feet into the water below. Newly updated for the thirtieth year since the tragedy, Fire in the Night by journalist Stephen McGinty tells in gripping detail the devastating story of that summer evening. Combining interviews with survivors, witness statements and transcripts from the official inquiry into the disaster, this is the moving and vivid tale of what remains the worst offshore oil-rig disaster to date.

Cemetery Lake
  • Author : Paul Cleave
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1869792319

Summary: A heart-thumping, no-holds-barred murder-mystery that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Some secrets won't stay buried . . . A standard exhumation becomes anything but for private investigator Theodore Tate when bodies begin bubbling to the surface of the cemetery lake. Tate knows he has to let it go and let his former colleagues in the police deal with it. But when the coffin is opened and its occupant is not the old man supposed to be inside, he knows he cannot walk away. But he cannot let the police keep digging, because they are getting dangerously close to digging up the real truth: the truth about him. With the evidence mounting against him, Tate must use his skills to stay ahead of the police and out of jail in order to find a killer. A killer on a mission - a person who will kill again and again - a person who will turn Tate into the very man he despises. From the author of The Cleaner and The Killing Hour, this is Cleave's most terrifying and chilling thriller to date. It will keep you guessing to the very last page.

The Secret Garden
  • Author : Hodgson B.F.
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 5521055061

Summary: «Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

Night
  • Author : Elie Wiesel,Marion Wiesel
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-05-03
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 071819781X

Summary: Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This is his account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith. Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century. New translation by Marion Wiesel, with a new introduction by Elie Wiesel.

Night Shadow
  • Author : Catherine Coulter
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0061750778

Summary: Dear Reader: Night Shadow, the second book in the Night Trilogy, originally came out in the summer of 1989. I haven't rewritten it, just cleaned it up and wrapped it in a very nice new cover. Knight Winthrop, Viscount Castlerosse, first appeared in Night Fire. He is the quintessential Regency bachelor who plans to marry and impregnate his wife just before he croaks, and thus his heir will be raised without the vagaries of his sire. Yes, Knight is a very happy camper, what with him being the center of the universe. Then the unthinkable happens. A woman shows up on his doorstep claiming to be the widow of his murdered cousin, Tristan Winthrop. As if that isn't bad enough, with her are his cousin's three children. If that still isn't enough they are destitute and have nowhere to go. To top it all off, Ugly Arnold is hard on her heels. What is Knight supposed to do now? Why, he takes them in and bids his former life goodbye. You'll laugh until your belly aches at the antics of Laura Beth, Sam, and Theo. You'll enjoy how the very clever, creative Lord Castlerosse deals with this new species. But how will he deal with his cousin's widow Lily?

The Overlook
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1742698034

Summary: An execution on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam entangles Harry Bosch with FBI Agent Rachel Walling and Homeland Security.

Good Night Fire Engines
  • Author : Adam Gamble,Mark Jasper
  • Publisher : Good Night Books
  • Release Date : 2016-02-15
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN Code: 1602194173

Summary: A day in the life of a fire engine is full of fun and adventure! Discover what it takes for a fire engine to get ready for the day. Your toddler will get an insight into what it’s like to be a firefighter. Climb aboard the fire truck and spend the day with your furry dalmatian companion. Children of all ages embark on an exciting adventure as they ride fire engines with lights flashing and sirens blazing. This book is the perfect gift for future firefighters everywhere, for birthdays, baby showers, housewarming and going away parties. With the Good Night Our World series, toddlers and preschool-age kids can build listening and memory skills by identifying famous landmarks and the distinct character of real places. Perfect for bedtime or naptime, reading simple, soothing phrases to your infant, toddler or preschooler will help them fall gently to sleep. Our readers love that their child will pick a favorite portion of the story to read along with you, and on top of that, these classic board books were built to last! Made from thick paperboard construction, it was designed with your kids in mind. Introduce stories of exploration to your little one using colorful illustrations and distinct vocabulary with Good Night Books, and be sure to look through our entire line of kids picture books about other vehicles like race cars, planes, dump trucks, and many more! Surprise your future firefighter today with Good Night Fire Engine!

Five Days Post Mortem: a Gripping Serial Killer Thriller
  • Author : Tim McBain,L. T. Vargus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-05
  • Category:
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN Code: 9781793262370

Summary: Her body floats. A bloated thing half atop the river. Naked. Pale. Mouth and eyes open wide. When two fishermen discover a corpse floating in the Clackamas river, profiler Violet Darger heads to rural Oregon to hunt another serial killer. What she discovers in the woods might change the course of her life. What secrets does the water conceal? The girl in the water marks the third such case in the area -- all drowned with superficial stab wounds and discovered in a body of water -- and Darger feels certain she won't be the last. The corpses are badly decomposed. The flesh purpled and softened from their time in the water. The forensic evidence distorted by decay and the elements. But the victims share one more thing in common -- all were discovered roughly five days post mortem. A coincidence? Something with meaning to be discerned? Darger suspects the timeline to be significant, but without evidence, she can only guess as to why. That sets up what might be the key to the case: What is the killer doing to the victims for the four days between their deaths and dumping their bodies? It's Darger's first case without Loshak, and it will test her like none before. This pulse-pounding thriller will have you holding your breath until the final page. Fans of John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn, and Lisa Gardner should check out the Violet Darger series. The books in the series can be read in any order, so grab Five Days Post Mortem and get started today. Praise for the Violet Darger series: "Un-put-downable! I cannot wait for this series to grow. If you love Sandford, Slaughter, Kava, Stelljes and Deaver, you'll LOVE Vargus & McBain!" -- Melody M "The Violet Darger books are honestly the best detective novels I've ever read." -- Devin "Vargus and McBain have, in Violet Darger, created a character that absolutely stands up with some of the greats -- Phillip Marlowe, Dave Robicheaux, Elvis Cole, Charlie Parker, August Dupin, Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, etc." -- Lucinda E. Snyder "I devour each installment in this series the instant it is available." -- Shelley R. Klouzal "Wow, just wow! If you like scare-you-half-to-death mystery books this is the one for you. It starts with a bang and just doesn't stop." -- Ada Lavin "Violet Darger is a unique, incredible character, and I immensely enjoyed taking this journey with her." -- Cat "A rush of excitement, twists and turns." -- C. Munger "Insightful, bloody. Page turner about the corruption of morality and warped thinking patterns." -- Bella from Readingnstuff.com "Refuses to let go until you have read the last sentence." -- Bloodymummer "Reading a Violet Darger novel always feels like coming home to an old friend--we hang out, we drink some coffee, we talk about her and Loshak's personal lives, we interview victims' families, we chase down some serial killers--all the stuff you normally do with your friends, except better. More exciting." -- eden Hudson, author of Revenge of the Bloodslinger "These books are kind of a nice combination of crime fiction and horror. Ok nice might not be the right word to use. How about gruesome. Or thrilling? Terrifying? Gripping? They're all that. They suck you in right away. And you just can't put them down until it's over." -- Melanie "If you are a fan of Silence of the Lambs, this book is a spiritual successor." -- Amazon customer "Vargus and McBain spin a fine tale with characters I want to climb inside -- but not in a weird way." -- Jeanne Tarrants

City Of Bones
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1409121828

Summary: The outstanding eighth Harry Bosch thriller from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer. City of Bones is featured in Amazon Prime's BOSCH TV series. When the bones of a boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories from his past. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he won't be forgotten. At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom - until a stunningly blown mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before. The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision . . .

Michael Connelly - The Harry Bosch Collection (ebook)
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN Code: 1409138909

Summary: In a city of a million tales, Detective Bosch reads those written in blood. Fourteen crime novels from bestseller Michael Connelly. 'Connelly is a crime writing genius' Independent on Sunday Contains: THE BLACK ECHO, THE BLACK ICE, THE CONCRETE BLONDE, THE LAST COYOTE, TRUNK MUSIC, ANGELS FLIGHT, A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT, CITY OF BONES, LOST LIGHT, THE NARROWS, THE CLOSERS, ECHO PARK, THE OVERLOOK, NINE DRAGONS

Wake Me when I'm Gone
  • Author : Odafe Atogun
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Category: Large type books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 9781444836202

Summary: A young widow, Ese lives in a village where the crops grow tall and the people are ruled over by a Chief on a white horse. She married for love, but now her husband is dead, leaving her with nothing but a market stall and a young son to feed. When the Chief knocks on Ese's door demanding that she marry again, as the laws of the land dictate she must, Ese is a fool once more. There is a high price for breaking the law, and an even greater cost for breaking the heart of a Chief...

Void Moon
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1742698425

Summary: Cassie Black is an ex-con who needs to make one more score in order to fulfill the dream that sustained her in prison.

The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire
  • Author : Ephraim Scott Sommers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-01-11
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN Code: 9781939678348

Summary: Poetry. "Although Ephraim Scott Sommers' smart, terrifying poems deny the safety of arrival, they remain in their rejection of closure stubbornly, improbably hopeful. Not for redemption or peace of mind--these anxious poems know better than to hope for the impossible--but for purposeful action after so much shame and wild mischance. The work of a lifetime, converting sorrow into something of use, a song for the hard journey ahead."--Dorothy Barresi "Ephraim Scott Sommers is a poet of the people: he knows humankind's cruelties and knows he too is capable of such evil. This is why THE NIGHT WE SET THE DEAD KID ON FIRE is such a brilliantly dangerous debut. Sommers openly and artfully names the men, women, and children who have come together to shape the life of his mind. And his mind is indeed alive with poems of tremendous leaps and charged rhythms. This is a collection of homages and odes meant to remind us how glorious we are in all our ordinary ways. Ephraim Scott Sommers has written a book you should read to yourself and then read aloud to someone you love."--Jericho Brown "The art of wrecking the mundane is everywhere on these pages where we are woken up from our days by Sommers' tonal fireworks, by the oceanic sweep of his longish poems, by the human voice that speaks against death, standing up, full strength. And what a poet he is!--playful, innovative, earnest, hilarious, wildly alive, with so much verve and love of life, so much building of pianos 'just to watch' us push them off the pier! Game is on, ladies and gentlemen. This is your chance to see a talented poet embrace the Whitman inside him and go 'on the nerve' as Frank O'Hara told us a poet must. This is a splendid first book."--Ilya Kaminsky

Zachary Goldman Private Investigator Cases 5-7
  • Author : P.D. Workman
  • Publisher : pd workman
  • Release Date : 2020-09-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1989415997

Summary: Zachary Goldman, Private Investigator, is flawed with a capital F. Shattered by the tragedies of his own life, he will somehow still manage to pick himself up and dig just a little bit deeper than anyone else to find the vital clues. Maybe being broken makes it easier for others who have faced tragedy to trust him. Walk with Zachary as he solves four cases that will stretch his abilities to the limit. Even with his own life in shambles, Zachary Goldman is still the one you want on the case. A case is only unsolvable as long as it remains unsolved. This set includes: 5 They Thought He Was Safe – When Pat asked him to look into the disappearance of an illegal, Zachary agreed to take it, but didn’t expect to find anything more than a man who had returned to his family or fled immigration officials. But it quickly becomes apparent that the disappearance was just the tip of the iceberg. 6 He Was Not There – Zachary Goldman just wants to put everything that happened to him that night at the hands of a monster behind him forever. But when Heather, his estranged sister, asks for his help in bringing her own rapist to justice, there is no way he can turn her down. 7 Her Work was Everything – There’s something going on at Drake Chase Gould. The death of intern Lauren Barclay is just the tip of the iceberg. When Lauren’s roommate hires Zachary to look into what was, on its surface, a tragic accidental death, Zachary gets more than he bargained for.

The Wall Street Journal
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Barron's national business and financial weekly
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Author : Anil K. Rustgi
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 663
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The newest title in the Sleisenger and Fordtran family provides the field with comprehensive and practical coverage of all gastrointestinal cancers from significant advances in understanding to its clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment. A multidisciplinary team of experts explores all of the significant new advances in our understanding of cancer and details the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of each type.

Wall Street and the Financial Crisis
  • Author : Senate Subcommittee on Investigations
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN Code: 1616405457

Summary: After a two-year investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation, their report, Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse was released in April 2011. This is the most damning official report to date on Wall Street's role in the financial crisis. It describes the wheeling and dealing of bankers and others who benefited from the housing bubble while impoverishing the rest of America. It also offers four very clear causes of the financial crisis and, last but not least, it names culprits: - High risk mortgage loans by commercial banks were "the fuel that ignited the financial crisis" (describing the case study of Washington Mutual Bank, the sixth largest commercial bank at the time of its failure in September, 2008 ) - Failures by regulators "set the stage for mortgage loan losses that were a proximate cause of the financial crisis" (describing the case study of the Office of the Thrift Supervision, which was closed in 2010 and whose operations folded into the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency); - Inaccurate AAA credit ratings by the two largest credit rating agencies "constituted a key cause of the financial crisis" (describing Moody's and Standard & Poor's conflicts of interest while both had a quasi-monopoly position in the market for credit ratings); - Investment bank abuses: "The Investment banks that engineered, sold, traded, and profited from mortgage-related structured finance products were a major cause of the financial crisis" (describing case studies of Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank). This report and its detailed case studies are a must-read for policymakers, politicians, justice officials, bankers, journalists, academics and concerned citizens in order to understand what brought the economy to the brink of destruction. The U.S. SENATE PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS (PSI) is a bi-partisan team of senators that deals with Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and is currently headed by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Formerly known as the Committee on Government Operations, PSI is the oldest subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

Cue
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966-07
  • Category: Amusements
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

Chicago Blue: A Red Riley Adventure #1
  • Author : Stephanie Andrews
  • Publisher : Red Riley Adventure
  • Release Date : 2017-10-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 9781944393694

Summary: Bombs are going off in downtown Chicago. Caught in the middle is Kay Riley, an unassuming police officer framed for the devastation.

Famished
  • Author : Meghan O’Flynn
  • Publisher : Pygmalion Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN Code: 0997465107

Summary:

Who's who in the South and Southwest
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: Southern States
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Includes names from the States of Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Deep Six
  • Author : D. P. Lyle
  • Publisher : Jake Longly
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 9781608091812

Summary: Nominated for 2017 Shamus Award, Best First Private Eye Novel Ex-professional baseball player Jake Longly adamantly refuses to work for his father, wanting no part of Ray's PI world. He prefers to hang out at his beachfront bar and chase bikinis along the sugary beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. But Ray can be persuasive, so Jake finds himself staking out the home of wealthy Barbara Plummer, a suspected adulteress. The mission seems simple enough hang around, take a few pictures, sip a little bourbon. Except Barbara gets herself murdered right under Jake's nose. When Jake launches into an investigation of his target's homicide, he quickly runs afoul of Ukrainian mobster Victor Borkov. Aided by his new girlfriend Nicole Jamison and Tommy Pancake Jeffers--his behemoth employee with crazy computer skills--Jake tries to peel away the layers of the crime. The deeper the intrepid trio delves, the more murders start to pile up, leading them to Borkov's massive yacht where they just might be deep-sixed.

Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine
  • Author : Robert L. Rogers,Amal Mattu,Michael E. Winters,Joseph P. Martinez,Terrence Mulligan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1118469712

Summary: Emergency medicine attendings who wish to hone their teachingskills can find a number of books on educational strategies writtenby physicians from other disciplines. However, until thepublication of the first edition of this book, they did not haveaccess to a text written by emergency medicine physicians onmethods of teaching that are directly applicable to teaching EM.This book was compiled to meet that need. Following the introductory section, which provides importantbackground information, the book’s contents are organizedinto 4 sections that correspond to the core needs and interests ofEM educators: Section 2 focuses on practical and ethicalconsiderations of teaching in the ED; Section 3 provides strategiesfor teaching specific groups of learners; Section 4 looks at theskills that are characteristic of the best EM educators; andSection 5 looks indepthly at specific teaching techniques andstrategies. Now more than ever this book addresses the needs of physicianeducators from all over the world. New chapters discuss lecturingto an international audience; using simulation as a teaching tool;how to make journal club work for you, and other topics that are ofbroad interest to medical educators in this field. Ingeneral, each chapter has been updated and reviewed to make surethe content was something that emergency physician educators coulduse in any country . The chapter contributors are widely regarded as leaders in thefield of emergency medicine education and faculty development.Authors were given free rein to develop their chapters and write intheir own style. They were asked to present their personal views onhow to successfully teach the art of emergency medicine, ratherthan review evidence-based guidelines regarding medical education.As a result, most of the chapters have few references. Thisfirst-person approach to a multi-authored textbook yields acompilation that varies in style from chapter to chapter andexposes the reader to a variety of communication techniques.

A Murder on Wall Street
  • Author : Owen Parr
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-01-18
  • Category:
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 9781542693240

Summary: A Murder on Wall Street takes us inside the world of Captain O'Brian's Irish Pub and Cigar Bar in Manhattan, a legendary hotspot in the Financial District. Investigating the death are pub owners Joey Mancuso, fired from the NYPD for his unorthodox methods, and his brother Father Dominic, who isn't your typical priest. Also investigating is Marcy Martinez, a Cuban bombshell and FBI agent who's Joey's girlfriend. When a customer kills himself after celebrating the night before, the three know something's wrong. Turns out, the customer's death coincides with people losing money, and lots of it-and some of those people are very, very dangerous. The apparent suicide of a hedge fund executive and the hit and run accident of his assistant leads Mancuso, Father O'Brian, and FBI Special Agent Martinez into the underworld of Wall Street. Money laundering, insider trading, and a Ponzi scheme are but a few of the crimes they uncovered, as they try and piece together this crime-ridden puzzle. Joey Mancuso spent sixteen years in the NYPD earning his First Grade Detective shield and becoming one of the most successful homicide detectives. His last case, the murder of a homeless person in an alley behind the famed 21 Club, went unsolved. Political pressure undermined the case, as Joey's efforts led him to a congressional candidate and a Wall Street major donor with political juice. His efforts to continue the investigation in spite of the pushback caused his forced retirement from the NYPD. The Internal Affairs Division has sealed his file warning him to cease or else. Now a half-owner, with his half-brother, Catholic priest, Father Mancuso, of an Irish pub, he continues his quest to solve crimes. Both are private investigators and together with Joey's girlfriend, FBI agent Marcy, set out to bring to justice perpetrators of crimes, law enforcement is ignoring. Can a priest, his brother, and the brother's girlfriend solve a murder case and see justice done-or will they be the murderer's latest victim? Fast-paced, suspenseful and thrilling, A Murder on Wall Street is one case you'll want to solve yourself. But the ending is unexpected, as the puzzle finally comes together in this page-turner you won't want to put down. -Parr is a master storyteller, equally adept at weaving a tale of international political intrigue or, as he proves in his latest novel, a classic story of private sleuths cracking a New York murder mystery, with a side order of whiskey and cigars. You'll want to have both on hand when you pick up this book.- -Jim Nesbitt, author of The Last Second Chance and The Right Wrong Number, Ed Earl Burch hard-boiled detective thrillers. -A well-plotted and researched detective mystery novel. As much as I tried to solve the case while I read, Parr proved me wrong every time.- -Oscar Rodriguez, Criminal Attorney -Parr has a knack for creating memorable characters that come to life in the pages of his novels.- -Tom Spencer, Esquire -If Michael Connelly and Robert Ludlum wrote a book together, the result would be an Owen Parr -Crime Mystery Novel.- -Mike Pettit, Best Selling Author -Parr's, A Murder On Wall Street, had me guessing 'whodunit' all the way through the end. The culmination is unexpected. Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed the first Mancuso, O'Brian crime mystery novel.- --Jose Valero, Entrepreneur -Joey's love and relationship with Marcy, makes this crime mystery, a love story. Can't wait for these two to reappear in Parr's next novel. Enjoyed every minute.- -Cheryl Walker Castela, Author

Who's who in America 1996
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: United States
  • Pages : 5258
  • ISBN Code: 9780837901695

Summary: Geographic index, Professional index, Retiree index, Necrology.

Missing Daughter
  • Author : Rick Mofina
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1488035032

Summary: USA TODAY bestseller Winner of the Barry Award "Intense...gripping... This latest from a gifted storyteller should not be missing from your reading pile."—Library Journal, starred review Families with nothing to hide don’t have so many secrets Life can change in an instant. For Ryan and Karen Lane, it happens on the morning they discover their twelve-year-old daughter’s window open, their beloved Maddie missing from her bed. Police investigate. Suspicions swirl. A teenage boy admits he was outside her bedroom window the night she disappeared. A halfway house for convicts recently opened in the neighborhood. The Lane family is thrown into turmoil, then detectives turn their sights on them. No one is ruled out. Not Karen, with her tragic past, who argued with her daughter. Not Ryan, with his violent streak. Not Maddie’s thirteen-year-old brother, Tyler, who heard voices in her room the night she vanished. Days, weeks, months, then agonizing years go by without answers, the Lanes fearing that Maddie is gone forever…until a stunning twist shocks everyone, plunging the family deeper into a world of buried secrets whose revelations threaten the very foundation of their lives. “Don’t miss Search for Her, the newest thrill-ride from Rick Mofina!”

Bitter Roots
  • Author : C.J. Carmichael
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1945879904

Summary: Bitter Roots: A Bitter Root Mystery

The Forgotten Child
  • Author : D. E. White
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0008318808

Summary: ‘WOW!!!... Kept me constantly turning the pages and on the edge of my seat.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

McMindfulness
  • Author : Ronald Purser
  • Publisher : Repeater
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 9781912248315

Summary: A lively and razor-sharp critique of mindfulness as it has been enthusiastically co-opted by corporations, public schools, and the US military. Mindfulness is now all the rage. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have called it a revolution. The evangelical promotion of mindfulness as a panacea for all that ails us has begun to give way to a backlash, with questions arising whether its claims for achieving happiness, wellbeing and career success have been over-sold. Expanding on his influential essay "Beyond McMindfulness", Ronald Purser debunks the so-called "mindfulness revolution", arguing its proponents have reduced mindfulness to a self-help technique that fits snugly into a consumerist culture complicit with Western materialistic values. In a lively and razor-sharp critique of mindfulness as it has been enthusiastically co-opted by corporations, public schools and the U.S. military, Purser explains why such programs inevitably fall short of their revolutionary potential. Simply paying attention to the present moment while resting snugly in our private bubbles is no mindfulness revolution. Mindfulness has become the new capitalist spirituality, a disciplined myopia, that mindlessly ignores the need for social and political change.

Sam's Song
  • Author : Hannah Howe
  • Publisher : Goylake Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-11-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN Code: 0993245854

Summary: Love Hurts. For Derwena de Caro, songstress, female icon, teenage dream, success brought drugs, alcohol and a philandering boyfriend. It also brought wealth, fame and a stalker, or so she claimed. And that's where I came in, to investigate the identity of the stalker, little realising that the trail would lead to murder and a scandal that would make the newspaper headlines for months on end.Love Hurts. For me, Samantha Smith, Enquiry Agent, love arrived at the end of a fist. First, I had to contend with an alcoholic mother, who took her frustrations out on me throughout my childhood, then my husband, Dan, who regarded domestic violence as an integral part of marriage. But I survived. I obtained a divorce, kept my sense of humour and retained an air of optimism. I established my business and gained the respect of my peers. However, I was not prepared for Dan when he re-entered my life, or for the affection showered on me by Dr Alan Storey, a compassionate and rather handsome psychologist.Sam's Song. This is the story of a week that changed my life forever.

Shelter for Penelope: A Firefighter Police Romantic Suspense
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Susan Stoker
  • Release Date : 2019-10-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Dubbed the “American Princess” after her rescue from months in the hands of ISIS, soldier and firefighter Penelope Turner has struggled silently since her return to Texas. The media, the danger of her job, the pressure of knowing lives are in her hands…all of it and more has combined to slowly fill Penelope with seething guilt and doubt. Missing memories from her moment of capture cause even more angst. Is she responsible for the deaths of her Army patrol unit? And without knowing what happened, how can she be trusted by her fellow firefighters—or trust them in return? Worse…how can she ever be worthy of the man who believes in her most? It took seeing Penelope in the hands of terrorists—in viral videos seen around the world—for Tucker “Moose” Jacobs to realize just how much he loved his fellow firefighter. He died waiting for her rescue, then died all over again when Penelope abruptly left Texas, trying to outrun her past. Now that she’s returned, the kid gloves are off. Moose is a patient man, but even he has his limits. He loves Penelope, and he knows it’s past time for her to face her fears, and remember she has an entire tribe of friends who not only have her back, but need Pen to have theirs, as well. In the end, Penelope will have to trust Moose, her friends, and most of all herself, if she’s going to make peace with her past…and have any kind of future. ** Shelter for Penelope is the 15th and final book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. Penelope’s story started in Protecting the Future, and over the years, she’s struggled with her inner demons. Read on to see her finally get her HEA. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Susan Stoker is the master of military romantic suspense. She's my go-to author for sexy alpha hero and strong, sassy heroines." Riley Edwards, USAT Bestselling Author "Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker never disappoints. She delivers alpha males with heart and heroines with moxie.” Jana Aston, NYT Bestselling Author “No one does military romance like Susan Stoker!” Corinne Michaels, NYT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker knows what women want. A hot hero who needs to save a damsel in distress…even if she can save herself!” CD Reiss, NYT Bestselling Author “When you pick up a Susan Stoker book you know exactly what you’re going to get…a hot alpha hero and a smart, sassy heroine. I can’t get enough!” Jessica Hawkins, USAT Bestselling Author “I love reading about men in uniform and Susan always delivers…the full package!” Kayti McGee “Susan writes the perfect blend of tough, alpha heroes and strong yet vulnerable heroines. I always feel emotionally satisfied at the end of one of her stories!” Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author “One thing I love about Susan Stoker’s books is that she knows how to deliver a perfect HEA while still making sure the villain gets what he/she deserves!” T.M. Frazier, NYT Bestselling Author Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with thevUSAT bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope Shelter for Quinn Shelter for Koren Shelter for Penelope Topics: contemporary romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, shelter, protect, justice, claiming, defending, disability, discrimination, PTSD, donkey, emotional support animal, friends, fire, Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

Shelter
  • Author : Penelope Richardson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Sculpture, Australian
  • Pages : 6
  • ISBN Code: 9780975030837

Summary: Catalogue about the work "Give me shelter in times of madness" supporting exhibition and work by Penelope Richardson.

Shelter for Blythe: A Firefighter/Police Romantic Suspense
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Stoker Aces Publication
  • Release Date : 2018-06-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Blythe Coopman never imagined she’d be homeless, but a series of events has landed her on San Antonio’s streets…hungry, tired, and scared. She clings to her most precious possession, a phone accidentally swiped from a local firefighter, who, instead of canceling the number, starts texting her. Soon, the man’s calls and texts are the highlight of her days, but she declines his frequent offers of help. Blythe refuses to be his burden—until a vicious attack takes the decision out of her hands. When the woman he’s already begun to care for ends up in the ER, Sawyer “Squirrel” McClay is livid—and ashamed. He should have insisted she accept his help long ago. Now, he’s not taking no for an answer. While his friends rally round Blythe, Squirrel’s bond with her grows stronger by the day, until he realizes he’ll do anything to keep her safe, healthy, and happy…even as his own lifelong insecurities work against him. But despite leaving the streets behind, Blythe and Sawyer discover old dangers still linger, threatening to end the couple’s new bliss before it’s barely begun. ** Shelter for Blythe is the 11th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker never disappoints. She delivers alpha males with heart and heroines with moxie.” Jana Aston, NYT Bestselling Author “No one does military romance like Susan Stoker!” Corinne Michaels, NYT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker knows what women want. A hot hero who needs to save a damsel in distress…even if she can save herself!” CD Reiss, NYT Bestselling Author “When you pick up a Susan Stoker book you know exactly what you’re going to get…a hot alpha hero and a smart, sassy heroine. I can’t get enough!” Jessica Hawkins, USAT Bestselling Author “I love reading about men in uniform and Susan always delivers…the full package!” Kayti McGee “Susan writes the perfect blend of tough, alpha heroes and strong yet vulnerable heroines. I always feel emotionally satisfied at the end of one of her stories!” Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author “One thing I love about Susan Stoker’s books is that she knows how to deliver a perfect HEA while still making sure the villain gets what he/she deserves!” T.M. Frazier, NYT Bestselling Author --- Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with thevUSAT bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope Shelter for Quinn Shelter for Koren Shelter for Penelope Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, shelter, protect, justice, claiming, defending, homeless, Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

A Devious Lot
  • Author : Ellery Adams,Parker Riggs
  • Publisher : Beyond The Page
  • Release Date : 2016-02-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN Code: 1940846765

Summary: A brand-new book in the Antiques & Collectibles series by New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams and Parker Riggs. Molly Appleby has promised her new husband that their honeymoon will be trouble-free—specifically, no sleuthing. Unfortunately, trouble seems to follow Molly wherever she goes, even to England. After a glorious week in London, the newlyweds have escaped the city to visit Molly’s great-aunt in the quaint English village of Marlow Crossing. The setting is idyllic, as beautiful and serene as Molly could hope for, but as the talented reporter and senior staff writer for Collector’s Weekly knows, appearances can be deceiving. And when a local woman turns up poisoned to death, Molly’s convinced there’s more to the story than meets the eye. Putting her honeymoon on hold, Molly agrees to help local inspector Devon Boyle with the case, especially since the sleepy village presents such a small number of suspects. But when two of them go missing and the tragic death of another woman comes to light, Molly realizes she’s up against a much more sinister criminal than she thought. Untangling a web of lies and deceit as she searches for a motive and a murderer won’t be easy, but Molly’s determined to put all of her detective skills to use to catch a killer before her trip, and her life, are brought to a sudden end.

Shelter for Elizabeth: A Firefighter Police Romantic Suspense
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Stoker Aces Production LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN Code: 1682306380

Summary: Elizabeth Parkins lived through a nightmare come true—getting kidnapped by a serial killer. Seeking a fresh start, she moves to Texas, but escaping her demons proves impossible when she’s too terrified to leave her own apartment. A small, accidental fire sparks a coping method she’d never expected, and brings an amazing man to her door. Firefighter Cade “Sledge” Turner’s idyllic life ended the day his sister was kidnapped. Now he knows firsthand that tragedy can befall anyone, at any time. Meeting Elizabeth on the job was a gift. Cade can envision spending his life with this woman. He understands what she’s been through, is willing to help her heal…though even Cade is unaware of Beth’s new secret obsession. As Beth takes steps to help herself heal, and Cade attempts to earn her trust and prove his own, they’re both about to be tested—in a way that could see everything they’ve worked for go up in flames. * Shelter for Elizabeth is the 5th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Susan Stoker is the master of military romantic suspense. She's my go-to author for sexy alpha hero and strong, sassy heroines." Riley Edwards, USAT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker never disappoints. She delivers alpha males with heart and heroines with moxie.” Jana Aston, NYT Bestselling Author “No one does military romance like Susan Stoker!” Corinne Michaels, NYT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker knows what women want. A hot hero who needs to save a damsel in distress…even if she can save herself!” CD Reiss, NYT Bestselling Author “When you pick up a Susan Stoker book you know exactly what you’re going to get…a hot alpha hero and a smart, sassy heroine. I can’t get enough!” Jessica Hawkins, USAT Bestselling Author “I love reading about men in uniform and Susan always delivers…the full package!” Kayti McGee “Susan writes the perfect blend of tough, alpha heroes and strong yet vulnerable heroines. I always feel emotionally satisfied at the end of one of her stories!” Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author “One thing I love about Susan Stoker’s books is that she knows how to deliver a perfect HEA while still making sure the villain gets what he/she deserves!” T.M. Frazier, NYT Bestselling Author --- Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with the USAT bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope Shelter for Quinn Shelter for Koren Shelter for Penelope Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, kidnap, agoraphobic romance, pyromania, fire, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

You Can't Beat An Alabama Woman
  • Author : Kathryn Coumanis
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN Code: 9781453556207

Summary: In 1978 Domestic Violence was not a recognized criminal offence nor a term used or understood by most Americans. There were no shelters or services for these victims and their children. The very first shelters were in England and little was known about them. Unscathed by this lack of information or workable data Kathryn had only to hear by accident about the Shelter movement in England when the “light bulb” went off and her mission was confirmed. Against all odds and with the threat of committing “professional suicide” she set out to do that which she had no earthly idea how to accomplish, establish a shelter for battered women and their children. With the encouragement of her women’s organization, The Daughter’s of Penelope the impossible became a reality. Penelope House opened on March 19, 1979 as the first Battered Women’s shelter in Alabama and the fifth such shelter in the United States.

Shelter for Koren: A Firefighter/Police Romantic Suspense
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Susan Stoker
  • Release Date : 2019-07-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Discovering your ex is a serial-killing religious zealot would put anyone off dating for a good long while. That’s where Hudson “Taco” Vines’s head is at when he meets Koren, a woman who looks a little too much like his ex for comfort. But he can’t deny their attraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more Taco realizes how different Koren is from his ex, in all the best ways. It’s not long before he’s feeling things for her that he’s never felt for anyone, ever. After the drama of his last relationship, maybe this is his reward…a supportive, comfortable life with a woman he’s coming to love. Koren Garner is no fan of drama, and it certainly seems Taco and his friends have all seen more than their share. So you’d think meeting him for the second time at the scene of her own car accident would be enough to warn her away. But Koren can’t resist the sexy firefighter. A little drama might be worth the risk…even when an unknown threat starts targeting Taco’s friends. Someone’s setting fires, and the danger’s escalating with each blaze. Koren and Taco can only pray the culprit is caught before their relationship—and their lives—go up in smoke. ** Shelter for Koren is the 14th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: “Susan Stoker never disappoints. She delivers alpha males with heart and heroines with moxie.” Jana Aston, NYT Bestselling Author “No one does military romance like Susan Stoker!” Corinne Michaels, NYT Bestselling Author “Susan Stoker knows what women want. A hot hero who needs to save a damsel in distress…even if she can save herself!” CD Reiss, NYT Bestselling Author “When you pick up a Susan Stoker book you know exactly what you’re going to get…a hot alpha hero and a smart, sassy heroine. I can’t get enough!” Jessica Hawkins, USAT Bestselling Author “I love reading about men in uniform and Susan always delivers…the full package!” Kayti McGee “Susan writes the perfect blend of tough, alpha heroes and strong yet vulnerable heroines. I always feel emotionally satisfied at the end of one of her stories!” Meghan March, NYT Bestselling Author “One thing I love about Susan Stoker’s books is that she knows how to deliver a perfect HEA while still making sure the villain gets what he/she deserves!” T.M. Frazier, NYT Bestselling Author --- Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with the USAT bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope Shelter for Quinn Shelter for Koren Shelter for Penelope Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, kidnap, agoraphobic romance, pyromania, fire, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, burning, Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

The Heart of Penelope
  • Author : Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-08-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN Code: 375243452X

Summary: Reproduction of the original: The Heart of Penelope by Marie Belloc Lowndes

Penelope's Bully
  • Author : Andre Gatling
  • Publisher : Mascot Books
  • Release Date : 2020-12-08
  • Category:
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN Code: 9781631774621

Summary: Penelope thought moving to a new neighborhood would be exciting, but she didn't expect to be bullied because she was different. She befriends Chloe, a homeless puppy who is also bullied for being different. When Chloe is taken from Penelope to a dog shelter, Penelope must find a way to rescue her new friend. Will Chloe and Penelope be able to change their bullies' minds and save each other?

Shelter for Sophie
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : EverAfter Romance
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN Code: 9781682306024

Summary: She’s shy, he’s stoic...not the hardest personality traits to overcome, but Sophie Carson and Roman “Chief” Proudfit have their work cut out for them. Sophie has a crush on the silent-but-studly firefighter next door. She’s been pining away silently while secretly helping the hardworking man by mowing his lawn—which he thinks is being done by her nonexistent husband and/or boyfriend. He’s definitely not big on neighborly chitchat, but with her stutter, that suits Sophie just fine. But now a misunderstanding at a bar has put him even further out of her reach. Roman’s difficult upbringing on an Indian reservation is a sore spot, so when he thinks Sophie is taking advantage of poor people for medical trials at her workplace, he lets her know exactly what he thinks. But when he discovers he misunderstood, he’s man enough to admit it...and also that he should have opened his eyes to his beautiful, sensitive neighbor sooner. As the couple gets closer, each helping the other overcome lifelong pains, for the first time in years, Roman has something to live for other than his job. And, as he discovers when Sophie puts herself in danger, something even bigger to lose... ** Shelter for Sophie is the 8th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

Shelter for Koren
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN Code: 9781943562268

Summary: Someone's setting fires, and the danger's escalating with each blaze. Koren and Taco can only pray the culprit is caught before their relationship-and their lives-go up in smoke.

Moon Tiger
  • Author : Penelope Lively
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0141044845

Summary: Claudia Hampton, a beautiful, famous writer, lies dying in hospital. But, as the nurses tend to her with quiet condescension, she is plotting her greatest work: �a history of the world � and in the process, my own�. Gradually she re-creates the rich mosaic of her life and times, conjuring up those she has known. There is Gordon, her adored brother; Jasper, the charming, untrustworthy lover and father of Lisa, her cool, conventional daughter; and Tom, her one great love, both found and lost in wartime Egypt. Penelope Lively�s Booker Prize-winning novel weaves an exquisite mesh of memories, flashbacks and shifting voices, in a haunting story of loss and desire.

Penelope Armed
  • Author : Margaret Taint
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2007-09-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN Code: 1465326081

Summary: Summary of Penelope Armed Penelope is a resident of a city-state that has survived 2000 years by remaining invisible to other races and military states of humankind. The people of this time and place have evolved into a species of post-human who are sexually colorated and polymorphously perverse. Their post-historical lives are paradisial, but they face the possibility of extinction because of the non-orgasmic nature of their sexual relationships. On a geological survey, Penelope and two associates are captured by Indians, who are descendants of people from an ancient country named Indiana. Penelope is married to a Hunter; then she wages a one-woman war against an army of Indians and has many strange adventures getting back to the city in the sky, only to discover after her return that she is no longer acceptable in paradise.

Penelope's English Experiences
  • Author : Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1596055391

Summary: I get on charmingly with the English nobility and sufficiently well with the gentry, but the upper servants strike terror to my soul. There is something awe-inspiring to me about an English butler.-from Chapter IIPenelope Hamilton is a young American lady, genteelly poor, abroad in England with her friends Francesca, who is young and flighty, and Salemina, a sophisticated gentlewoman. Together they explore the British way of life, from the bustling Saturday-night street markets and the polite fiction of privacy courting couples enjoy on park strolls to elegant balls at which young ladies make their social debuts to the cheery innkeepers who take the travelers under their wing.First published in 1900, this is a long-forgotten classic from one of the most beloved authors of young adult fiction... the kind that adults enjoy even more than children do. Brew a pot of tea and settle in for a delightful read.American author and educator KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN (1856-1923) was born in Philadelphia. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 but is perhaps best known as the author of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1903).

As Good as Dead: The Penelope Stout Story
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : PublishAmerica
  • Release Date : 2006-01-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 1456073796

Summary: Penelope Thomson is a young woman from the seventeenth century who is forced by her father into marriage with a young baron. The young couple travels from Holland to the New World almost immediately after their wedding. Penelope is shipwrecked, attacked by Indians, made a widow, left for dead, and compelled to make her own way in America in one of the most unique stories ever told. She meets Richard Stout, who is almost twice her age, and he becomes more than just her rescuer. They, along with other new settlers, are forced to battle a corrupt government and hostile enemies, all the while trying to hold on to what they have built.

I Miss My Best Friend
  • Author : Penelope Lagos
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10
  • Category: Bereavement in children
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN Code: 9781944483142

Summary: Twins Louie and Penny finally realized their dream to adopt a dog when their parents took them to the animal shelter. Cassius was not just their pet, he became their best friend. Through the years, the twins did everything with Cassius, but eventually, Cassius became old and sick. Saying goodbye to their best friend was the hardest thing Louie and Penny had ever done. I Miss My Best Friend is a heart-warming story for children that will help them learn how to deal with the loss of a pet. Author Penelope Lagos also offers ten helpful steps parents can use to help their children cope with grief.

Protecting the Future: A Navy SEAL Military Romantic Suspense
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Stoker Aces Production, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN Code: 1682306615

Summary: Wolf and his fellow SEAL team members have saved many lives, and been in even more harrowing situations, but their latest mission might prove the most difficult of all. Charged with rescuing American soldier, Sergeant Penelope Turner, from the clutches of ISIS, the men infiltrate the refugee camp where she’s believed to be held. The conditions are horrific, the search nearly impossible, but Penelope herself could prove the key to their success…if the SEALs can interpret her clues. An unforgiving desert, perilous mountain terrain, a rising body count and insurgents on the hunt…all of this and more stands between the SEALs completing their mission and returning home to their women, left to bravely deal with fears of their own stateside. Sometimes a mission is more than one team can handle. With a little help from newfound friends, the SEALS won’t stop until they’ve won the day. Failure is not an option. ** Protecting the Future is the 8th and final book in the Seal of Protection Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Susan Stoker is the master of military romantic suspense. She's my go-to author for sexy alpha hero and strong, sassy heroines." Riley Edwards, USAT Bestselling Author "Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author “If you love alpha heroes and nail-biting romantic suspense, then you can’t go wrong with Susan Stoker.” Sawyer Bennett, NYT Bestselling Author “Nail biting suspense, heartwarming charm, and downright sexy characters you can't help but fall in love with.” Lainey Reese, USA Today Bestselling Author “Nobody does intense action better than Susan Stoker” Desiree Holt, USAT Bestselling Author “Another winner! Sexy and action-packed, what I’ve come to expect from Susan Stoker! Cristin Harber, NYT Bestselling Author "Susan does romantic suspense right! Edge of my seat + smokin' hot = read ALL of her books! Now.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author --- Read the entire SEAL of Protection romance series! Protecting Caroline Protecting Alabama Protecting Fiona Marrying Caroline Protecting Summer Protecting Jesskya Protecting Melody Protecting the Future Protecting Kiera Protecting Alabama's Kids Protecting Dakota Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, kidnap, handicap, justice, single mother, Texas, Officer, enlisted, daughter, shelter, claiming, defending, protect, damsel in distress, hospital, doctor, drama, action and adventure, action romance,Texas, HEA, Delta Force, Army romance, veteran, disabled veteran, former soldier, emotional, Dom, Alpha, soldier, romantic, paraplegic, Navy, Navy SEAL romance, SEAL, California, San Diego, Special Forces, ocean, mission, commander, wounded, babies, baby, adopt, Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

Justice for Mackenzie
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : EverAfter Romance
  • Release Date : 2016-06-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 9781682306659

Summary: A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy. When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

Shelter for Quinn
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes
  • Release Date : 2019-02-12
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN Code: 9781943562251

Summary: Freak. Witch. Ugly. Abomination. Having grown up with a port-wine birthmark on her face and neck, Quinn Dixon's heard them all. Her own mother couldn't bear to touch her, let alone strangers. Years of stares and insults from everyone from classmates to foster families have made her understandably reluctant to trust. So when John comes along, of course he couldn't be interested in more than a brief affair. He'll get sick of all the gawking and whispers soon enough and leave her...just like everyone else. John "Driftwood" Trettle was captivated by Quinn the moment they met. After months of skirting around their attraction, one pivotal evening finds John seizing the reins and refusing to be denied a chance to prove he's worthy of Quinn's time, her trust, and her love. To show her he'll have her back, always, and defend her against anyone cruel or stupid enough to hurt his woman. But he can't protect against an unknown threat. Even if it wears a familiar face...

Penelope's Route
  • Author : Karen Considine
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-08-28
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1800460694

Summary: Nearly sixty years after Penelope Chetwode, wife of Poet Laureate John Betjeman, ventured into rural Spain on a borrowed mare, Karen Considine follows on horseback in her hoof-prints. Her guide and companion is Penelope’s book, ‘Two Middle-Aged Ladies in Andalusia’. Among the many changes, she finds the enduring spirit of the Andalusian people unaltered. Karen says, “I have been ‘exploring’ since I was around four-years-old, on foot and on horseback, always wanting to see what was hidden around the next corner and then ‘making maps’. My mother gave me Penelope Chetwode’s book when I was fifteen and I never forgot my determination to follow her ride one day. That day finally came when I retired, and I was off after her within the year.” “Beautifully written and truly captures daily Andalusian life.” Richard Dunwoody MBE, Retired steeplechase jockey

The Gift
  • Author : Lewis Hyde
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 9780307567604

Summary: “A manifesto of sorts for anyone who makes art [and] cares for it.” —Zadie Smith “The best book I know of for talented but unacknowledged creators. . . . A masterpiece.” —Margaret Atwood “No one who is invested in any kind of art . . . can read The Gift and remain unchanged.” —David Foster Wallace By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities. This book is even more necessary today than when it first appeared. An illuminating and transformative book, and completely original in its view of the world, The Gift is cherished by artists, writers, musicians, and thinkers. It is in itself a gift to all who discover the classic wisdom found in its pages.

Keeper of the Dream
  • Author : Penelope Williamson
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2009-10-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 030756780X

Summary: A spellbinding tale of magic, passion, and destiny • “One of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read.”—Julie Garwood Blessed with the Welsh gift of “sight,” Lady Arianna saw the vision in a golden bowl: a knight with eyes gray as the English sea that had captured her, his sword about to pierce her heart. And she trembled, not with fear, but with a desire that engulfed her very soul. On the treacherous border of Wales, Raine, the Black Dragon, rode his charger toward Castle Rhuddlan and the lady within. Illegitimate son of a Norman nobleman, his past was scarred by denial and mistrust, and now his future lay in the conquest of a fiefdom . . . and a woman’s love. As the battle trumpet sounded, Arianna, her Celtic pride unyielding, saw her dream take flesh: Raine, the enemy who inflamed her blood with desire; Raine, the lover she must gentle and tame, and then, as ancient hatreds threatened their lives, either cherish . . . or betray. “A wonderful read . . . I was hooked from the first page and the magic continues throughout.”—Johanna Lindsey

Ulysses
  • Author : James Joyce,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2016-05-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 860
  • ISBN Code: 8180320995

Summary: 'Ulysses' is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal 'The Little Review' from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach in February 1922, in Paris. 'Ulysses' has survived bowdlerization, legal action and bitter controversy. Capturing a single day in the life of Dubliner Leopold Bloom, his friends Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus, his wife Molly, and a scintillating cast of supporting characters, Joyce pushes Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. An undisputed modernist classic, its ceaseless verbal inventiveness and astonishingly wide-ranging allusions confirm its standing as an imperishable monument to the human condition. It takes readers into the inner realms of human consciousness using the interior monologue style that came to be called stream of consciousness. In addition to this psychological characteristic, it gives a realistic portrait of the life of ordinary people living in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. The novel was the subject of a famous obscenity trial in 1933, but was found by a U.S. district court in New York to be a work of art. The furor over the novel made Joyce a celebrity. In the long run, the work placed him at the forefront of the modern period of the early 1900s when literary works, primarily in the first two decades, explored interior lives and subjective reality in a new idiom, attempting to probe the human psyche in order to understand the human condition. This richly-allusive novel, revolutionary in its modernistic experimentalism, was hailed as a work of genius by W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot and Ernest Hemingway. Scandalously frank, wittily erudite, mercurially eloquent, resourcefully comic and generously humane, 'Ulysses' offers the reader a life-changing experience. Publisher : General Press

The Playful Lady Penelope (Alphabet Regency Romance)
  • Author : Kasey Michaels
  • Publisher : Kasey Michaels
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: A Kasey Michaels Alphabet Regency Romance Classic. "Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- Nora Roberts Lady Penelope is a rather singular miss in that she wants nothing to do with a London Season, and nothing to do with marriage. Lucien Kenrick, Earl of Leighton, shares those same sentiments, so when the two are thrown together, there should be no problems, with neither of them in the least marriage-minded. Then again, there’s always that thing about best-laid plans... especially once both, through design and accident, end up residing under the roof of one Lucinda Benedict. Enjoy the entire Alphabet Regency Romance series! The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane The Savage Miss Saxon Moonlight Masquerade The Somerville Farce The Mischievous Miss Murphy A Difficult Disguise The Rambunctious Lady Royston The Wagered Miss Winslow The Belligerent Miss Boynton The Lurid Lady Lockport The Haunted Miss Hampshire The Playful Lady Penelope Nine Brides and One Witch: A Regency Novella Duo

Justice for Laine: A Police/Firefighter Romantic Suspense
  • Author : Susan Stoker
  • Publisher : Stoker Aces Production, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN Code: 1682306682

Summary: Reluctantly taking her best friend’s place at a photo shoot, realtor Laine Parker expects to assist the photographer for the day…not drool over the volunteer model, Westin King. The Texas Ranger and real-life cowboy is hot-on-hot sexy, from the tips of his boots to the top of his Stetson. Despite her visceral reaction to the man, the last thing Laine expects is a whirlwind romance—but that’s exactly what she gets. Wes has been around the block enough to know what he wants, and he wants Laine. He wastes no time showing her how he feels…but he may never get the chance to tell her. Laine has disappeared, and it will take every connection Wes has—and a little help from a mangy stray—to get her back in his arms. * Justice for Laine is book 4 in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author “If you love alpha heroes and nail-biting romantic suspense, then you can’t go wrong with Susan Stoker.” Sawyer Bennett, NYT Bestselling Author “Nail biting suspense, heartwarming charm, and downright sexy characters you can't help but fall in love with.” Lainey Reese, USA Today Bestselling Author “Nobody does intense action better than Susan Stoker” Desiree Holt, USAT Bestselling Author “Another winner! Sexy and action-packed, what I’ve come to expect from Susan Stoker! Cristin Harber, NYT Bestselling Author "Susan does romantic suspense right! Edge of my seat + smokin' hot = read ALL of her books! Now.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author --- Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with the USAT bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope Shelter for Quinn Shelter for Koren Shelter for Penelope Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary, rescue, kidnap, blind, handicap, justice, shelter, claiming, defending, protect, damsel in distress, gang, hospital, doctor, drama, action and adventure, action romance, well, realtor, real estate, Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.

Song of Blood & Stone
  • Author : L. Penelope
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Griffin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 1250258383

Summary: A Time Magazine Best Fantasy Book of 2018 L. Penelope's Song of Blood & Stone is a treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers. The kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar have been separated for centuries by the Mantle, a magical veil that has enforced a tremulous peace between the two lands. But now, the Mantle is cracking and the True Father, ruler of Lagrimar and the most powerful Earthsinger in the world, finally sees a way into Elsira to seize power. All Jasminda ever wanted was to live quietly on her farm, away from the prying eyes of those in the nearby town. Branded an outcast by the color of her skin and her gift of Earthsong, she’s been shunned all her life and has learned to steer clear from the townsfolk...until a group of Lagrimari soldiers wander into her valley with an Elsiran spy, believing they are still in Lagrimar. Through Jack, the spy, Jasminda learns that the Mantle is weakening, allowing people to slip through without notice. And even more troubling: Lagrimar is mobilizing, and if no one finds a way to restore the Mantle, it might be too late for Elsira. Their only hope lies in uncovering the secrets of the Queen Who Sleeps and Jasminda’s Earthsong is the key to unravel them. Thrust into a hostile society and a world she doesn’t know, Jasminda and Jack race to unveil an ancient mystery that might offer salvation.

Shelter You
  • Author : Alice Montalvo Tribue
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-01-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN Code: 9781494418298

Summary: She's mine. That was the first thought that came to my mind when I held my baby in my arms at seventeen. I didn't care that my parents had already promised to give her to a wealthy family. That they were forcing me to give her away. She was mine. I ran away from that hospital, from that family, from the only life I knew. I planned to start over with what little money I had, determined to make something of myself despite the odds. Then Logan Tate came along. Gorgeous and controlling, he claimed he was trying to help me, and he didn't care that I was just another teenage pregnancy story. But I don't trust him. I don't trust anyone. And if Logan knew the real secrets and lies I was keeping inside, he wouldn't dare try to shelter me.

The Professor's Sweet Virgin
  • Author : Penelope Wylde
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-12-24
  • Category:
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN Code: 9781679215636

Summary: He's totally off-limits but that's where all the fun begins. We all know the rules. No touching, no kissing, and definitely no f**king the professors. But no one ever said I couldn't strip my virgin body for the totally hands off, utterly delicious dean. Right? During the day we pretend he's nothing more than the dean of my university and me just another honey-eyed brunette student. When nighttime rolls around, I'm the virgin stripper on stage making us both hot and wild for one another. But it's not all peaches and cream. When financial problems strike and I'm left homeless and with no way to pay my tuition, the dominant, always-in-control blue-eyed dean steps in to help. But he's no hero and I'm no swooning damsel. What we have is raw, unfiltered and...wrong? When he walks me through his front door we're both in trouble, because it's only a matter of time before his control snaps and the real fun begins between the dean and his forbidden student. Author's Naughty Note: Leave your panties at the door because you won't be needing them! This hot, deliciously sinful and perfectly forbidden student/teacher romance is sugary sweet and oh-so-filthy! Enjoy! As always this is safe with a HEA & NO CHEATING!

Shelter Mountain
  • Author : Robyn Carr
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 0778314197

Summary: When Paige Lassiter, scared and covered with bruises, comes into his bar with her three-year-old son, Marine John "Preacher" Middleton, immediately drawn to her, offers her a safe haven.

Cocky Bastard
  • Author : Vi Keeland,Penelope Ward
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 9781951045227

Summary: A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive. When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

You Can't Beat An Alabama Woman
  • Author : Kathryn Coumanis
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN Code: 9781453556207

Summary: In 1978 Domestic Violence was not a recognized criminal offence nor a term used or understood by most Americans. There were no shelters or services for these victims and their children. The very first shelters were in England and little was known about them. Unscathed by this lack of information or workable data Kathryn had only to hear by accident about the Shelter movement in England when the “light bulb” went off and her mission was confirmed. Against all odds and with the threat of committing “professional suicide” she set out to do that which she had no earthly idea how to accomplish, establish a shelter for battered women and their children. With the encouragement of her women’s organization, The Daughter’s of Penelope the impossible became a reality. Penelope House opened on March 19, 1979 as the first Battered Women’s shelter in Alabama and the fifth such shelter in the United States.

Spark Notes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Author : J. K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Spark Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002-07
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN Code: 9781586635183

Summary: A study guide to the popular novel offers a plot summary, a review quiz, and an examaination of important quotations, along with analysis of the key themes, motifs, characters, and symbols in the work.

Harry Potter
  • Author : J. K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Harry Potter
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781338312911

Summary:

Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7)
  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Pottermore Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-14
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 4236
  • ISBN Code: 1781106460

Summary: All seven eBooks in the multi-award winning, internationally bestselling Harry Potter series, available as one download with stunning cover art by Olly Moss. Enjoy the stories that have captured the imagination of millions worldwide.

Billboard
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002-04-13
  • Category:
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • Author : Joanne K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9780439362139

Summary: Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

Transmedia Harry Potter
  • Author : Christopher E. Bell
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-08-21
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN Code: 1476637024

Summary:  Transmediation--the telling of a single story across multiple media--is a relatively new phenomenon. While there have been adaptations (books to films, for example) for more than a century, modern technology and media consumption have expanded the scope of trans-mediating practices. Nowhere are these more evident than within the Harry Potter universe, where a coherent world and narrative are iterated across books, films, video games, fan fiction, art, music and more. Curated by a leading Harry Potter scholar, this collection of new essays explores the range of Potter texts across a variety of media.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Adapting a book into a film and its consequences
  • Author : Claudia Stehr
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2007-05-13
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN Code: 3638744655

Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Technical University of Braunschweig (Englisches Seminar), course: British Popular Culture, 14 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: When adapting a book into a film, different decisions have to be made concerning the narration, tense, point of view, and other formal devices. (Cf. Whelehan 1999: 9) This essay examines the differences and similarities between the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and its film adaptation. It points out problems that occur when transposing a text to screen, and raises the question of the film’s authenticity towards the novel. Firstly, different critics are going to be scrutinized to get a better understanding of the discrepancy between literary criticism and film studies. Secondly, the characteristics of each medium shall be pointed at, combined with possible arising advantages and disadvantages. The following section evaluates the fictional source Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone versus the filmic source, asking the question of the primary importance of the origin text. For a concise analysis of book and film, I provide a sequence protocol and chapter record in the appendix. Lastly, I want to consider the issue of popular culture, and examine the question of the demand of popular literature to be turned into a film. The focus of examination will always be the first Harry Potter book and film version, although some references to the later volumes are made. Yet, it would go beyond the scope of this paper to consider all written and filmic sources of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

In Darkness, Look for Stars
  • Author : Clara Benson
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2020-04-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1838881999

Summary: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Utterly captivating.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was completely hooked.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘One of the best books I have read.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic… My heart was in my mouth.’ Shaz’s Book Blog Paris, 1941: Going against her mother’s orders, spirited Maggie devotes herself to the Resistance. Her life is a whirlwind of forged passports and secret midnight runs, helping Jews escape Paris, which grows more dangerous by the day. Under the cloak of darkness, she bids farewell to Emil, who flees the city with the Nazis hot on his heels. Emil is bound for Maggie’s sister, Cecilia, hundreds of miles away in the South of France. Innocent and shy Cecilia is shocked to the core when Emil turns up, seeking refuge. Up until now, she has lived a sheltered existence: wild and dangerous Emil turns her world upside down. Her life is on the line as she risks everything to protect him and soon she is drawn into the secret work of the underground Resistance. As each day passes and the war rages on, Cecilia cannot help being drawn to Emil… But as the Nazis close in on them, she faces a terrible choice. Exactly how far she is willing to go for love? Her decision will haunt her for the rest of her life… An evocative, riveting and stirring tale about the tragic realities of war, the fine line between loyalty and lies, and the power of love, even in the darkest of times. Fans of The Nightingale, The Letter and All The Light We Cannot See will be spellbound by this magnificent historical novel. Readers absolutely love In Darkness, Look for Stars: ‘Amazing… One of my favourite stories… A brilliant story that is full of twists and turns… I felt like I was on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading… A must-read.’ Chells and Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my word, this was definitely an emotive and additive read, and then some… I felt myself well up… I fully immersed myself in the story and I knew that nothing much would be done for the rest of the day as I would be too busy reading!... I was too hooked… Superbly written… I became so emotionally involved with certain characters that every time they felt pain, I felt pain… The author uses such vivid and realistic descriptions that I actually felt as though I was part of the story myself.’ Ginger Book Geek, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Amazing… I truly loved this book… Clara Benson does a masterful job of bringing her characters to life… Fans of All the Light We Cannot See will thoroughly enjoy this book.’ Historically Yours, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Stirring, captivating and electrifying… So poignant it could sever readers’ heartstrings… A wonderfully written historical novel, In Darkness, Look for Stars was the first Clara Benson novel I read, but it shall certainly not be my last.’ Bookish Jottings, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A beautifully devastating book. Highly emotional and utterly captivating from the first page to the last.’ Loopyloulaura, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Fantastic… The author captures the relationships beautifully over the split time spans and intertwines them seamlessly. A real page-turner filled with suspenseful twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This book was so good! The characters were so well rounded, you felt like you actually knew them! The plot was so good you didn't want the book to end!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Beautifully written.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘First of all, what a lovely title and so apt during these dark times!... Heartbreaking as well as heartwarming. An insightful look into what war can bring but what we can get out of life when everything is crumbling around us. There’s plenty of war stories out there, but this one stands out.’ The Book Trail, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I have read lots of books in the war fiction genre and found this book to be one of the best I have read!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Helen's Babies
  • Author : John Habberton
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 2020-09-28
  • Category: Boys
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN Code: 1465585842

Summary: "That little cuss that scared the hosses. There he is, now, holdin' up that piece of brushwood. 'Twould be just like his cheek, now, to ask me to let him ride. Here he comes, runnin'. Wonder where t'other is?—they most generally travel together. We call 'em the Imps, about these parts, because they're so uncommon likely at mischief. Always skeerin' hosses, or chasin' cows, or frightenin' chickens. Nice enough father an' mother, too—queer, how young ones do turn out!" As he spoke, the offending youth came panting beside our carriage, and in a very dirty sailor-suit, and under a broad-brimmed straw hat, with one stocking about his ankle, and two shoes averaging about two buttons each, I recognized my nephew, Budge! About the same time there emerged from the bushes by the roadside a smaller boy, in a green gingham dress, a ruffle which might once have been white, dirty stockings, blue slippers worn through at the toes, and an old-fashioned straw turban. Thrusting into the dust of the road a branch from a bush, and shouting, "Here's my grass-cutter!" he ran toward us enveloped in a "pillar of cloud," which might have served the purpose of Israel in Egypt. When we paused, and the dust had somewhat subsided, I beheld the unmistakable lineaments of the child Toddie!

Test 1
  • Author : Test Test
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781408871874

Summary: An utterly enchanting feast of a book, this stunning collector's edition of the full-colour illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a volume to treasure for a lifetime. Brimming with rich detail and humour, Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters will captivate fans and new readers alike. In oil, pastel, pencil, watercolour, pixels and a myriad of other techniques, Jim Kay has created over 115 astonishing illustrations; there really is magic on every page. This beautiful, super-deluxe slipcased collector's edition of J.K. Rowling's timeless classic features an opulent format with exclusive double gatefold and intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase - the ultimate must-have edition for any fan, collector or bibliophile.

Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007
  • Author : Roger Ebert
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN Code: 9780740771798

Summary: Presents a collection of the critic's most positive film reviews of the last four decades, arranged alphabetically from "About Last Night" to "Zodiac."

The Last Sultan
  • Author : Robert Greenfield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1416558403

Summary: As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, from Ray Charles to Kid Rock. Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation. In successive generations, he also served as a mentor to record-business tyros like Phil Spector, David Geffen, and Lyor Cohen. Brilliant, cultured, and irreverent, Ertegun was as renowned for his incredible sense of personal style and nonstop A-list social life as his work in the studio. Blessed with impeccable taste and brilliant business acumen, he brought rock 'n roll into the mainstream while creating the music that became the sound track for the lives of multiple generations.--From publisher description.

The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter
  • Author : Lana A. Whited
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN Code: 9780826215499

Summary: Now available in paper, The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter is the first book-length analysis of J. K. Rowling's work from a broad range of perspectives within literature, folklore, psychology, sociology, and popular culture. A significant portion of the book explores the Harry Potter series' literary ancestors, including magic and fantasy works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Monica Furlong, Jill Murphy, and others, as well as previous works about the British boarding school experience. Other chapters explore the moral and ethical dimensions of Harry's world, including objections to the series raised within some religious circles. In her new epilogue, Lana A. Whited brings this volume up to date by covering Rowling's latest book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Macworld
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Macintosh (Computer)
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

The Princess and Curdie
  • Author : George MacDonald
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Category:
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN Code: 1465551026

Summary: A little princess is protected by her friend Curdie from the goblin miners who live beneath the castle.

The Healthy Edit
  • Author : John Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN Code: 1136040730

Summary: Every film or show that we watch, no matter how great the final cut, has its problems during production. Whether it's a bad performance from an actor, a hole in the story or script, continuity or pacing issues, or something being placed in a shot that shouldn't be, there's no shortage of problems encountered once postproduction has begun. Fixing these problems then becomes the job of the editor. This book provides those editors with creative editing solutions they can employ to overcome these problems and is the key to nursing a sick project back to health in the editing room. Though the book takes an application-agnostic approach, specific solutions are presented for today's most commonly used non-linear editing applications. Solutions more relevant to certain genres are discussed in-depth, as are solutions that editors can employ through the use of simple VFX techniques. Case studies and interviews with Hollywood editors provide readers with real-world problems encountered, and solutions used to overcome them. The companion website provides Quicktime videos and Flash animations visually demonstrating problems and how they were dealt with.

Rare Book Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Antiquarian booksellers
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

Coming Soon
  • Author : Michael Barber
  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN Code: 9781931018265

Summary: Is there a book of the Bible more often discussed and yet less understood than the Book of Revelation? The "seven seals." The "dragon." The "beast." The "sea of glass." The fantastic imagery found in the Book of Revelation has long captivated Christians but remains mysterious to many. In the midst of so much discussion about the end times, what does Revelation teach us about living in the present moment, with our eyes focused on the heavenly Jerusalem? Michael Barber's Coming Soon explores these questions by taking a detailed look at Revelation and its rich tapestry of prophecy, history, and biblical allusion. Barber explores the profound link between the Mass celebrated here on earth and the eternal reality of heaven, demonstrating that the Apocalypse reveals truth that has practical implications for today and points to a firm hope in tomorrow. Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture-a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • Author : L. Frank Baum
  • Publisher : Hesperus Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN Code: 1780941226

Summary: Travel to the land of Oz with Dorothy and find out what inspired the forthcoming film blockbuster Oz: The Great and Powerful

Empire of the Vampire
  • Author : JAY. KRISTOFF
  • Publisher : Harper Voyager
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9780008350437

Summary: TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE LAST SUNRISE... A sensational new epic fantasy trilogy from the bestselling author of The Nevernight Chronicle.

Sleep of Stone
  • Author : Louise Cooper
  • Publisher : ibooks
  • Release Date : 2018-05-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN Code: 1588249069

Summary: Ghysla is the last of her race of winged shape-shifters who were common before human beings proliferated. She is content with her solitary existence until the day she sees and falls in love with Anyr, a prince. Understanding that her clawed, sharp-toothed appearance could shock or frighten him, Ghysla uses her abilities to become various animals—most successfully, a seal that Anyr looks forward to greeting—and accompanies him through field, forest, and coast. Ghysla is happy with this strange relationship until the day that she learns Anyr is to marry. Blinded by unrequited love, she casts the "sleep of stone'' on his betrothed, Sivorne, and takes her place at the wedding, unaware of the tragedy she has set in motion. This unusual and compelling fantasy is of the same high quality as the earlier books in the Dragonflight series.

Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts
  • Author : Jody Revenson
  • Publisher : Insight Kids
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN Code: 1683836227

Summary: Explore the iconic locations of Hogwarts as seen in the Harry Potter films with this large-scale interactive book, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts. Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts pairs striking full-color illustrations of Hogwarts with interactive elements that reveal key movie scenes, concept art, and behind-the-scenes info on the most memorable locations within Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Go behind-the-scenes with iconic landmarks like the Forbidden Forest, the Great Hall, and Quidditch Pitch, and discover secret rooms and mysteries hidden beyond the school’s surface. The first in a series of large-scale interactive books that explore the iconic locations from the films of the Wizarding World, Harry Potter: Exploring Hogwarts is the perfect book for readers of all ages to connect with and rediscover the magic of Hogwarts.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Book Analysis)
  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release Date : 2018-02-07
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN Code: 2808007361

Summary: Unlock the more straightforward side of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, the first book in the bestselling series. In the novel, we are introduced to the Boy Who Lived and the wizarding world, which is inhabited by a range of colourful characters and fantastical creatures. In Harry’s first year at Hogwarts School at Witchcraft and Wizardry, he begins his magical education, shines on the Quidditch field and overcomes a series of sinister obstacles to find the mysterious Philosopher’s Stone. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the first novel in J.K. Rowling’s bestselling seven-book series, which has inspired films, video games, board games and even a theme park. Rowling is now a household name around the world, and her other books include The Casual Vacancy (2012) and The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013), which was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Find out everything you need to know about Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Princess and the Goblin Illustrated
  • Author : George MacDonald
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-06
  • Category:
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The Princess and the Goblin is a children's fantasy novel by George MacDonald. It was published in 1872 by Strahan & Co.Anne Thaxter Eaton writes in A Critical History of Children's Literature that The Princess and the Goblin and its sequel "quietly suggest in every incident ideas of courage and honor."[1] Jeffrey Holdaway, in the New Zealand Art Monthly, said that both books start out as "normal fairytales but slowly become stranger", and that they contain layers of symbolism similar to that of Lewis Carroll's work

There was an Old Monkey who Swallowed a Frog
  • Author : Jennifer Ward
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN Code: 9780761455806

Summary: Set in the jungle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a monkey's strange diet.

The Hogwarts Library Collection
  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Pottermore Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN Code: 1781109230

Summary: A collection of three books treasured by users of the great library at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, the Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series. This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts! At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook bundle will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 13% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 87% will be used by Lumos Foundation. Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575. * The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes

Children's Literature Review
  • Author : Gale Group,Jennifer Baise
  • Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2002-08
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 9780787651220

Summary: Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic
  • Author : British Library
  • Publisher : Pottermore Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-20
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 1781109508

Summary: The official companion book to the British Library exhibition and the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans! As the British Library unveils a very special new exhibition in the UK, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, readers everywhere are invited on an enchanting journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, from Care of Magical Creatures and Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, and more in this eBook uncovering thousands of years of magical history.Prepare to be amazed by artifacts released from the archives of the British Library, unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, and incredible illustrations from artist Jim Kay. Discover the truth behind the origins of the Philosopher's Stone, monstrous dragons, and troublesome trolls; examine real-life wands and find out what actually makes a mandrake scream; pore over remarkable pages from da Vinci's notebook; and discover the oldest atlas of the night sky. Carefully curated by the British Library and full of extraordinary treasures from all over the world, this is an unforgettable journey exploring the history of the magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories.

Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales, The (Illustrated with Interactive Elements
  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • Publisher : Harper Design
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 9780062692597

Summary: Featuring beloved characters such as the Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and the Snow Queen, a deluxe full-color edition of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytales, illustrated with stunning drawings and interactive artwork from MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise—the perfect companion for fans of the Disney live-action film The Little Mermaid which will include a mix of songs from Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken. Nearly two hundred years after its publication in 1837, Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytales continue to inspire young imaginations. This beautiful unabridged edition brings together many of the Danish writer’s favorite stories that have become literary classics, including "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor’s New Clothes", and more. The thirteen stories in The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales are illustrated with specially commissioned artwork and ten exclusive interactive features including: A dial with six mermaids A Duckling transforming into a swan Mattresses that pull away to reveal a pea The Snow Queen’s palace Gorgeously designed, this keepsake illustrated edition—the fourth book in Harper Design’s series of reimagined children’s classics—will be treasured by readers of all ages for generations to come.

Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter
  • Author : Julia Eccleshare
  • Publisher : National Portrait Gallery Publications
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: In over fifty biographies, Julia Eccleshare illuminates the lives of British authors from the last 100 years, exploring their inspirations, influences and ideas. Illustrated throughout with photographs, paintings and drawings, as well as manuscripts and covers, this enthralling book takes readers back to their favourite childhood classics and introduces new authors for further reading.

Foundation
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Books
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Inside the Stealth Bomber
  • Author : Bill Sweetman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date :
  • Category: History
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781610606899

Summary: Cutaway drawings and cockpit details bring enthusiasts inside the top-secret world of the B-2 bomber, describing complex features, how they are designed and built and how they allow the B-2 to penetrate enemy air defenses undetected.

Nighthawk F-117 Stealth Fighter
  • Author : Paul Crickmore Alison J. Crickmore
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date :
  • Category: History
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781610607377

Summary: The most in-depth Stealth fighter book ever follows the development, operation, technology, testing, and history of the F-117 Nighthawk. A special section details F-117 combat operations in Panama and the Gulf War.

Stealth Democracy
  • Author : John R. Hibbing,Elizabeth Theiss-Morse
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-08-29
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN Code: 9780521009867

Summary: Americans often complain about the operation of their government, but scholars have never developed a complete picture of people's preferred type of government. In this provocative and timely book, Hibbing and Theiss-Morse, employing an original national survey and focus groups, report the governmental procedures Americans desire. Contrary to the prevailing view that people want greater involvement in politics, most citizens do not care about most policies and therefore are content to turn over decision-making authority to someone else. People's wish for the political system is that decision makers be empathetic and, especially, non-self-interested, not that they be responsive and accountable to the people's largely nonexistent policy preferences or, even worse, that the people be obligated to participate directly in decision making. Hibbing and Theiss-Morse conclude by cautioning communitarians, direct democrats, social capitalists, deliberation theorists, and all those who think that greater citizen involvement is the solution to society's problems.

Stealth Reconstruction
  • Author : Glen Browder
  • Publisher : NewSouth Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781603062282

Summary: America seems to have little sense of how the Civil Rights Movement actually played into southern politics over the remainder of the twentieth Century. The common vision is a monolithic struggle between heroes and villains, depicted literally and figuratively in black and white. Unfortunately, this conception provides incomplete explanation for subsequent progress in the southern political system. This book reveals that, amid all the heroic history of that time, there is a fascinating story of “stealth reconstruction” – i.e., the unheroic, quiet, practical, biracial work of some white politicians and black leaders, a story untold and unknown until now.

Stealth Liposomes
  • Author : Danilo D. Lasic,Francis J. Martin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1995-04-07
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9780849383830

Summary: This book examines stealth liposomes from a multidisciplinary approach, which includes theoretical polymer physics, organic synthesis, colloid science, and biology. Discussions include theory, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, preclinical studies in model systems, and medical applications in humans.

Stealth
  • Author : Peter Westwick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0190677449

Summary: The story behind the technology that revolutionized both aeronautics, and the course of history.On a moonless night in January 1991, a dozen airplanes appeared in the skies over Baghdad. Or, rather, didn't appear. They arrived in the dark, their black outlines cloaking them from sight. More importantly, their odd, angular shapes, which made them look like flying origami, rendered themundetectable to Iraq's formidable air defenses. Stealth technology, developed during the decades before Desert Storm, had arrived. To American planners and strategists at the outset of the Cold War, this seemingly ultimate way to gain ascendance over the USSR was only a question. What if the UnitedStates could defend its airspace while at the same time send a plane through Soviet skies undetected? A craft with such capacity would have to be essentially invisible to radar - an apparently miraculous feat of physics and engineering. In Stealth, Peter Westwick unveils the process by which theimpossible was achieved.At heart, Stealth is a tale of two aerospace companies, Lockheed and Northrop, and their fierce competition - with each other and with themselves - to obtain what was estimated one of the largest procurement contracts in history. Westwick's book fully explores the individual and collective ingenuityand determination required to make these planes and in the process provides a fresh view of the period leading up to the end of the Soviet Union. Taking into account the role of technology, as well as the art and science of physics and engineering, Westwick offers an engaging narrative, one thatimmerses readers in the race to produce a weapon that some thought might save the world, and which certainly changed it.

Radar Energy Warfare and the Challenges of Stealth Technology
  • Author : Bahman Zohuri
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-18
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN Code: 3030406199

Summary: This book provides a solid foundation for understanding radar energy warfare and stealth technology. The book covers the fundamentals of radar before moving on to more advanced topics, including electronic counter and electronic counter-counter measures, radar absorbing materials, radar cross section, and the science of stealth technology. A final section provides an introduction to Luneberg lens reflectors. The book will provide scientists, engineers, and students with valuable guidance on the fundamentals needed to understand state-of-the-art radar energy warfare and stealth technology research and applications.

Stealth
  • Author : Stan Mason
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2014-10-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1785380230

Summary: NEIL WAVERLEY returns home one evening from the major bank branch in the centre of London bank where he works, to discover that his wife has left him. She leaves a note to say that she is leaving him after having had an affair with another man for the last six months. He is absolutely devastated and very angry at her deceit and he cannot get over the fact that his life is in ruins. He finds solace in the company of PAULA STRATTON, a woman who has just joined the amateur dramatic society that Waverley has belonged to for some years. When she discovers that he is a senior bank manager, she starts to formulate a foolproof plan by which he can steal the best part of a million pounds in sterling and get away with it. At first, he considers the idea to be crazy but she tells him that she loves him and her main aim is to help him get over the hurdle of grieving for his wife who has gone to live with her lover in New York. She induces Waverley to go to Spain with her for a week, in separate rooms, to get over his depression and she tries to explain the plan but he is not receptive to the idea. Whilst there, he reads an English newspaper which stresses that his bank is going to make 20,000 staff redundant, so he reflects on Paula’s plan and eventually decided to go through with it. ERNEST CROZIER, another manager at the bank, searches for any means to bring Waverley down so that he may gain promotion and he uses his subordinate, Abbott, to do the research. Abbott is enthusiastic because it could mean his promotion, so together they keep tracking Waverley’s movements and activities with great suspicion on everything he does. . FRED WILSON, a itinerant burglar, is the bete-noire of MARLEY, the Chief Inspector of a small police station. Marley has an obsession about the burglar who has upgraded his activities to robbing banks and he has sleepless nights thinking about capturing the criminal , willing to do anything to achieve that aim. After two failures in robbing banks, Marley eventually catches Wilson with the goods in his possession. However Paula’s plan proves to be perfect. She and Waverley fly to the Argentine to live with a million pounds in sterling while Wilson gets away with blue murder but no money. An intriguingly clever plot on how a bank manager could get away with a million pounds whereby no one would ever suspect him as being the thief.

Wealth by Stealth
  • Author : H. J. Glasbeek
  • Publisher : Between The Lines
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN Code: 1896357415

Summary: How is it that corporations are able to behave irresponsibly, criminally, and undemocratically? Wealth by Stealth is a scathing introduction to the operations of the modern corporation, written by a corporate lawyer. Many writers point to the growth of undemocratic corporate power. Glasbeek takes these observations further and outlines clearly how corporations become so powerful. He also shows how they are able to act without regard to the behaviour and laws governing citizens and other groups. Glasbeek is known by generations of students for his brilliant, funny lectures at Osgoode Hall Law School. With Wealth by Stealth his informative critique of corporate behaviour becomes available and accessible to all. How is it "The corporation makes them do it"?

Stealth
  • Author : William Satterwhite
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2005-05
  • Category:
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN Code: 1411623959

Summary: A dark city in need of a hero, a young man with the power to be that hero- a new hero for a new millennium! This double-sized, Prestige Format book collects the first two episodes of the hit online comic for the first time in print, along with a small gallery of behind the scenes artwork. "There is a lot to like here" -Dwayne McDuffie,founder of Milestone Media and writer/producer for Justice League and Static Shock animated series'

Stealth
  • Author : Sonallah Ibrahim
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0811223051

Summary: Coming of age in the decaying city of Cairo during the turbulent years before Egypt's 1952 revolution, a boy struggles to free himself from his controlling father and come to terms with the absence of his mother.

Stealth Assessment
  • Author : Valerie Jean Shute,Matthew Ventura
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 91
  • ISBN Code: 0262518813

Summary: An approach to performance-based assessments that embeds assessments in digital games in order to measure how students are progressing toward targeted goals. To succeed in today's interconnected and complex world, workers need to be able to think systemically, creatively, and critically. Equipping K-16 students with these twenty-first-century competencies requires new thinking not only about what should be taught in school but also about how to develop valid assessments to measure and support these competencies. In Stealth Assessment, Valerie Shute and Matthew Ventura investigate an approach that embeds performance-based assessments in digital games. They argue that using well-designed games as vehicles to assess and support learning will help combat students' growing disengagement from school, provide dynamic and ongoing measures of learning processes and outcomes, and offer students opportunities to apply such complex competencies as creativity, problem solving, persistence, and collaboration. Embedding assessments within games provides a way to monitor players' progress toward targeted competencies and to use that information to support learning. Shute and Ventura discuss problems with such traditional assessment methods as multiple-choice questions, review evidence relating to digital games and learning, and illustrate the stealth-assessment approach with a set of assessments they are developing and embedding in the digital game Newton's Playground. These stealth assessments are intended to measure levels of creativity, persistence, and conceptual understanding of Newtonian physics during game play. Finally, they consider future research directions related to stealth assessment in education.

Stealth Sweep
  • Author : Don Pendleton
  • Publisher : Gold Eagle
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1459208382

Summary: A conspiracy deep within China threatens the balance of global power and stability. A rogue major from Chinese Intelligence is a mastermind with the patience and resources to spend years executing a plan of attack to expand Chinese territory into world domination. Zero hour for his lunatic dream has arrived, backed by a sophisticated new weapon. Remote-controlled stealth attack drones have been smuggled in cargo containers to strategic strike points. Under the radar, the first drones launch with the intent to cripple China's own retaliatory capabilities. Mack Bolan infiltrates the conspiracy in Hong Kong, fighting the odds and the convergence of hostiles in a defensive sweep that includes PLA soldiers, Red Star guards and Chinese Intelligence. Bolan's on a mission to terminate with extreme prejudice while, unchecked, the drones wait patiently for orders to release their deadly cargo of nuclear bombs around the world.…

Moral Stealth
  • Author : Arnold Goldberg
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2011-07-29
  • Category:
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1459624556

Summary: A psychiatrist writes a letter to a journal explaining his decision to marry a former patient. Another psychiatrist confides that most of his friends are ex-patients. Both practitioners felt they had to defend their behavior, but psychoanalyst Arnold Goldberg couldn't pinpoint the reason why. What was wrong about the analysts' actions? In Moral ...

Stealth Jihad
  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-10-28
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 1596980753

Summary: Wars aren't always violent. Stealth Jihad exposes the silent, insidious, secret war jihadists are waging on our nation. A war fought not by violence, but by culture, is perhaps the most dangerous war of all.

Stealth KM
  • Author : Niall Sinclair
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN Code: 075067931X

Summary: Stealth KM presents an innovative way to drive successful knowledge management initiatives in the public sector. Niall Sinclair, a well-known, former high-level official in the Canadian Government, proposes a technique that has been proven to work in his own governmental area of 20,000 employees, and that enables executives and professionals, especially those in government and public institutions, to implement KM programs successfully. * Niall Sinclair is a well-known, former high-level official in the Canadian Government * Offers a new insider perspective on gaining buy-in for large scale KM projects * Contains case studies and research data from successful public-sector KM implementations world-wide

Stealth Bombers
  • Author : Bill Sweetman
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9780736807913

Summary: Recounts the history of the B-2 airplane, describes its special characteristics, and discusses how it is used and ways it is being improved.

Stealth's Odyssey
  • Author : Robert Aird
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN Code: 1412054923

Summary: Robert Aird's first novel is a thriller for the whole family with fast exciting action set in the scenic Scottish River Clyde and the beautiful Irish loughs. International terrorism is being carried out and it would appear that no one can stop the nuclear destruction of half the modern world. High level intrigue, greed and revenge with the resurrection of an ailing nation the ultimate goal. A top IRA commander with a passion for justice; A beautiful but enigmatic American spy; A wily Russian General; A group of Russian submariners and some Palestinian terrorists join together to pull off the biggest heist in history and to change the world forever. From the Knesset in Israel to the Oval office in Washington then on to Moscow and London the tale gathers pace. If the reader really wants a book that they can enjoy and empathise with, then Stealth's Odyssey is for them. It's so believable it could just be true.

Stealth Attack
  • Author : Ray Pritchard
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 9780802479884

Summary: There's only one way to overcome a spiritual terrorist. The war on terror is out of balance. Billions of dollars and cutting-edge weaponry pitted against faceless zealots. Cunning foes who fight dirty. Though inferior in strength, they remain surprisingly deadly. In spiritual terms, this conflict perfectly illustrates our vulnerability to Satan's attacks. He exploits every advantage to destroy us--and his advantages are considerable. He's a lot smarter than we are, he knows our weak points, he's invisible, and he breaks all rules. How can we possibly defend ourselves against such an adversary? The only way to overcome such a deadly foe is to know what Scripture says on the matter. Ray Pritchard tackles this challenge in Stealth Attack. By drawing upon the teaching and examples of Jesus, Peter, Paul, and others, he offers practical steps for outmaneuvering the most shameless and stealthy foe imaginable.

Stealth Fighter
  • Author : William B. O'Connor
  • Publisher : Zenith Imprint
  • Release Date : 2012-04-16
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN Code: 0760341354

Summary: A pilot recounts his experiences flying NATO missions in a F-117 stealth fighter over Kosovo in 1999.

9/11, Stealth Jihad and Obama
  • Author : Rohini Desilva
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-08
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN Code: 1477135863

Summary: I wrote this book for you. You are worried, "Is Obama really a Muslim? What is happening to this country?" I answer, "Yes he is. He is destroying America." You exclaim, "Surely not deliberately?" I answer, "Obama is waging a Stealth Jihad on this country. Read this book. You will see for yourself." You ask, "How can you know? You're just a foreigner." I reply, "I watched as Socialists destroyed Sri Lanka. Also, since I graduated with honors from Columbia Law School, I can explain clearly how Shari'ah is diametrically opposed to our Constitution. Islam is not a religion, but a political/ military/religious ideology that seeks to conquer America, just as it has conquered Europe." You complain, "This book is too long." It is long because there is so much the media has hidden. You need to read the book and inform yourself. Then, liberal intellectuals cannot deceive you any more. You are afraid, "The Media says I should not read this book because you are a racist, full of hate and an Islamophobe." I can only tell you, "God gave me the courage to write this book. I know He will give you the courage to read it."

Stealth Germs in Your Body
  • Author : Erno Daniel
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN Code: 9781402753428

Summary: Would you have suspected that your stomach ulcer was due to bacteria, or that a viral infection causes cervical cancer? Faced with mounting evidence that "stealth germs”--smoldering chronic infections in the body (some treatable or even preventable)--are at the root of numerous health problems, Dr. Erno Daniel provides the first-ever medical reference book on the subject for the general public. Dr. Daniel is a recognized expert in the field who specializes in diagnosing such illnesses, so he has both the scientific background and illuminating case studies to offer. Organized by type of germ and where in the body each manifests itself, this invaluable guide will help patients overcome their lack of medical awareness; understand the variable ways individuals react to such infections; and navigate the complexities of physician-patient communication about multiple symptoms. It’s all done with an important life-saving goal in mind: helping people know more so they can get an accurate diagnosis of their ailments and get the treatment they need. Weaving cutting-edge scientific research together with a fascinating history of infectious disease and practical guidelines for collaborating with your doctor to avoid misdiagnosis, Stealth Germs is that rare health book that’s also a fascinating reference. Readers will turn to it again and again for valuable insight.

Stealth Adapted Viruses; Alternative Cellular Energy (ACE) & KELEA Activated Water
  • Author : W. John Martin, MD, PhD.
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-06-09
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN Code: 1496904974

Summary: This book is intended to help mankind realize the many medical and agricultural benefits of enhancing the alternative cellular energy (ACE) pathway. The research stemmed from the discovery of stealth adapted viruses, which bypass cellular immunity. Stealth adapted viruses were implicated in mental illnesses over 20 years ago. The concept evoked political resistance because some stealth adapted viruses unequivocally arose as contaminants of polio vaccines and likely led to the formation of HIV, the AIDS virus. The ACE pathway is distinct from the immune system. It also fundamentally differs from cellular energy obtained from food calories. Rather the ACE pathway is an expression of a “kinetic energy limiting electrostatic attraction” or KELEA. The physics of KELEA needs to be actively pursued. The book consists of six-academic-style chapters followed by narratives regarding political barriers and specific disease entities. Patients’ support groups and other organizations will be assisted in conducting their own clinical validation studies. Let the work begin!

Stealth of Confidence
  • Author : Lawretta Ogechukwu Ezenyimulu
  • Publisher : Strategic Book Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-03
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN Code: 1609112237

Summary: Stealth of Confidence is a powerful self-help book that can inspire even a drowning person to regain his strength and rise again. Learn to consider your problems as challenges, accept the vices of your attitude, and discover what you can do to build confidence and improve your life. Find out how you can gain your inner confidence by giving other people accolades and being energetic, among other virtues. This self-guide will help people who are successful or striving to be successful, young or old, bold or frightened, to build confidence. And achieving self-confidence will not only enhance your direction, but will automatically turn your dreams into reality. Author Lawretta Ogechukwu Ezenyimulu grew up in Nigeria and currently lives in London. She works as a marketing consultant, selling strategic growth opportunities to international companies. Publisher's Web site: www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/FurtiveOfConfidence.html

WEALTH BY STEALTH
  • Author : Rolf Hackmann
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN Code: 1490713476

Summary: The text explores the changes in America's internal power structure after the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. It acts as the central bank of the country but is a foreign body by its origin, conduct, and lack of normal affiliation with the constitutional bodies of power: Congress, Government, and the Judicial. It allows the institution to openly ignore the formal mandates given it by the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, allowing it to act independently and without accountability for its acts and their consequences. By all evidence, it is the ruling power of the country in domestic and also foreign matters. Its independence in policy setting and implementation has put it on a direct collision course with its historic purpose, yet without any official inquiries or questions asked. Its imperial behavior leaves the proud and powerful American nation in a status equal to a colony of its former British masters.

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
  • Author : S.L. Hamilton
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1614785910

Summary: This title explores the development and use of the nearly undetectable B-2 Spirit heavy bomber. Readers will follow the history of its origins and the development of its stealth technology. Chapters detail the aircraftÍs military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its wing design, its concealed engines, its radar signature, and its powerful bombs. Readers will also learn about the SpiritÍs use in the Kosovo War, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
  • Author : Ole Steen Hansen
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2005-07
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9780736852555

Summary: Provides an in-depth look at the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, with detailed cross-section diagrams, photographs, and additional facts and information.

B-2 Stealth Bombers
  • Author : Denny Von Finn
  • Publisher : Bellwether Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN Code: 1612117252

Summary: For missions that need immediate attention, the B-2 stealth bomber takes to the runway. This flying wing can reach any target in the world in a matter of hours. The bomber’s flat frame is coated with a special paint that keeps the aircraft under the radar in enemy territory. Reluctant readers will jump at the chance to learn about B-2 stealth bomber technology, crews, and missions.

Stealth Attack Fighters
  • Author : Michael Green,Gladys Green
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 1429613203

Summary: Discusses the design and equipment of the stealth attack fighter known as the F-117A Nighthawk and its use by the U.S. Air Force in military missions.

Amazon Stealth Skye
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Skye
  • Release Date : 2015-02-20
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: MMO Amazon

Stealth Health
  • Author : Debra L. Gordon,David L. Katz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Health
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN Code: 9780762105205

Summary: A guide to improving one's overall health and fitness presents more than 1,200 small but important modifications readers can make to their lifestyles that will help one lose weight, fight disease, and encourage lasting health.

Stealth Fighter Pilot
  • Author : D. M. Giangreco
  • Publisher : Motorbooks
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 9780879387167

Summary: An in-depth look at the lives of Stealth Fighter pilots describes how they are selected and trained and how they prepared for the air campaign during the Persian Gulf War

Stealth Aircraft Photography
  • Author : Jon Grainge
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-01
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781367406315

Summary: The "European Photo-Book" collection presents with pride this beautiful portfolio of large images of the world's most modern and feared STEALTH aircraft. The F-22A Raptor, the F-35 Lightning 11 and B-2 Spirit are rarely seen outside of the United States so here is your chance to see all these icons in beautiful colour.This is a quality publication worthy of much attention as a possible gift.

Introduction to RF Stealth
  • Author : David Lynch,David D. Lynch
  • Publisher : Peter Peregrinus Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The book reviews developments in the following fields: stealth systems; interceptability parameters and analysis; intercept receivers; stealth waveforms; stealth antennas and radomes; and signal processing.

Stealth Health
  • Author : Evelyn Tribole
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 9780140282054

Summary: Offers advice on how to get the right nutrition in one's diet, and includes recipes for low-fat and low-calorie diets

War by Stealth
  • Author : Alan Powell
  • Publisher : Melbourne University
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The intriguing and daring story of the Australian coast-watchers in New Britain and the Solomon Islands during World War II is fairly well known, but they were part of a wider organisation. The Allied Intelligence Bureau was General MacArthur's intelligence, special operations and field propaganda unit in the Pacific War, 1942-45. The AIB was unique in its multinational composition. Under American leadership, it included British, Dutch, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian members, although many of the leaders and most of the field operatives were Australian. Its area of operations stretched from New Guinea to the Solomon Islands and from Indonesia, including Borneo, to the Asian mainland. Using much newly released, formerly secret archival material from Britain, the USA and Australia, this new full-scale study of the AIB examines for the first time relations between operatives and native peoples - a relationship critical for the success or failure of missions that were often appallingly dangerous. It also lays bare the power struggles within the organisation itself - conflicts over national, military and personal interests that were constant and intense - heightened by the conduct of war at a time that was, without doubt, the most desperate in Australian history.

Janis
  • Author : Janis C. Nelson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-06-29
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN Code: 9781462009879

Summary: Janis grew up in North Sacramento where neighbors were like family. When her parents divorced and sold their home, Janis learned to adapt to many different environments. She milked cows on her aunt's farm, attended a one-room schoolhouse and found the love of her life in a beautiful little town called Round Valley. This book contains a kaleidoscope of cherished moments ranging from childhood memories to family history. Janis and her husband, Ted, decided to "smell the roses" as they went along, so they saved up all winter in order to travel a week or two in the summer. They appreciate the opportunities to have seen many awesome things of beauty on their journeys like DaVinci's statue of David, The Hope Diamond and the Lincoln Monument. Retirement is a gift of time to enjoy family, grandkids, yard sales and casinos. There are still places to see, so the traveling itch may need a little more scratching.

Janis Joplin Biography: The Pearl of The Rock N’ Roll: Promiscuity, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse On the Road
  • Author : Chris Dicker
  • Publisher : Chris Dicker
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Janis Joplin, the PEARL of the Rock N' Roll in the 1960s. Unlike other singers and artists, she passed away very soon, unable to finish probably one of her best albums in her career. Janis Joplin's lifestyle was quite messy. There's a reason for her death, especially when it comes to the events back from her childhood. Janis was an outcast in the society, but ...

Janis
  • Author : Holly George-Warren
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1476793123

Summary: Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you could only find on obscure records and in roadhouses along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. But even before that, she stood out in her conservative oil town. She was a tomboy who was also intellectually curious and artistic. By the time she reached high school, she had drawn the scorn of her peers for her embrace of the Beats and her racially progressive views. Her parents doted on her in many ways, but were ultimately put off by her repeated acts of defiance. Janis Joplin has passed into legend as a brash, impassioned soul doomed by the pain that produced one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. But in these pages, Holly George-Warren provides a revelatory and deeply satisfying portrait of a woman who wasn’t all about suffering. Janis was a perfectionist: a passionate, erudite musician who was born with talent but also worked exceptionally hard to develop it. She was a woman who pushed the boundaries of gender and sexuality long before it was socially acceptable. She was a sensitive seeker who wanted to marry and settle down—but couldn’t, or wouldn’t. She was a Texan who yearned to flee Texas but could never quite get away—even after becoming a countercultural icon in San Francisco. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin’s family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.

Beginning Bead Weaver - Make Bracelets, Necklaces, Rings
  • Author : Janis Frank
  • Publisher : Janis Frank
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1301360287

Summary: This is a great project for the beginning bead weaver. Not only is the technique easy to master, but this tutorial also shows you how to attach a button for a clasp and tie a knot that won't come undone. You can use the techniques to create a variety of looks and easily change the overall effect with different sizes and colours of beads. This technique is so versatile that one can also use it to create rings and necklaces.

Janis
  • Author : Mermaid Witch Names
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-11
  • Category:
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 9781699126271

Summary: Create An Emotional Memory With A Personal Touch That Shows You Care! The Great Thing About This 6x9 Super Handy Planner Is Not Only Is It Useful It Makes A Fantastic Tailored Gift For Your Recipient. Super Handy Planner Phone Number Log Email Log Calendar Weekly Planner Blank Notes Pages Blank Lined Pages Grid Dots Pages Bonuses Website Passwords Personal Goals Vacation Planning Packing List Party Planning Christmas Day Planner Grocery List

Teaching Art in a Postmodern World
  • Author : Lee Emery
  • Publisher : Common Ground
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN Code: 1863355014

Summary: Collection of essays by Australian and English art educators discussing the transition from modernist to postmodernist art education. Teachers reflect on changes in their own teaching, and discuss how they introduce students to contemporary art and plan a curriculum. Includes photos and references. Simultaneously published in PDF and paperback formats. Editor is Associate Professor in arts education at the University of Melbourne and is an honorary life member of the Australian Institute for Art Education.

Snapshot Suspicions
  • Author : Janis Lane
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-06-06
  • Category:
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN Code: 9781647160777

Summary: Snapshot Suspicions is another adventure with Abby, beautiful, vagabond wildlife photographer, and Adam, ruggedly handsome, millionaire protector of the environment. A dangerous wildlife mystery requires the close attention of Adam and the local sheriff as Abby deals with two hired goons stalking her with a grudge. Basking in the rosy contentment of their love, Abby and Adam must trust each other as they encounter the first rift in their relationship. An engaging puppy presents a conundrum and a terrifying incident. Abby discovers she can enjoy photographing subjects (AKC) other than wildlife and delights in setting up her own office, while Adam breathes a sign of relief when Abby makes a permanent commitment. Could she finally be thinking of a life time pledge to him?

The Cuban Connection
  • Author : Donna Marie Robie
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2003-04-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN Code: 0595798888

Summary: THE MAN: Has Juan Martianos taken the phrase, "What can you do for your country?" to the extreme? How does a patriotic, Cuban sugar cane plantation owner end up in America as a high-ranking comrade in the A.C.P., and just how far will he go for the love of his country? THE COUNTRY: Beginning with marauding pirates, fierce Spanish conquistadors, greedy American capitalists, corrupt tyrants and Communists-at what price does the "Jewel of the Antilles," a beautiful, vibrant, but hostile country, whose motto is "Homeland or Death," get robbed time, after time, of its freedom? THE OPERATION: Masterminded by a man who is himself an orphan, how does an American-based orphanage, housing Cuban refugee boys, perform acts of treason against the powerful U.S.? THE CHILDREN: In a country whose advertised slogan is "Nada de muy importante de nino,"-why must children pay for their fathers' sins? Meet Sara Martin, the beautiful daughter who is about to become entangled in the tumultuous, parallel relationship between Cuba and the United States.

Janis
  • Author : Floral Waterfall Gallery
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-08-23
  • Category:
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN Code: 9781688107144

Summary: THE BOOK TITLE ABOVE FOR MORE NAMES (OVER 1,500 AVAILABLE) A cascade of flowers decorates this this beautiful 6x9 line journal. And it is already personalized with her name. It makes a thoughtful gift idea for a mother, sister, best friend, coworker, bridesmaid, teacher (or even for yourself). 100 lined pages inside with a greyscale graphic of the floral waterfall found on the front.

Janis in the Chelsea (Ball and Chain)/Elgar's Tent
  • Author : Nigel Gearing
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 2001-04-01
  • Category: Drama
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Includes the plays Janis in the Chelsea, Elgar's Tenth Muse and Meeting Mr Wilde Is public adulation always accompanied by private disappointment? Is creative fulfilment necessarily at odds with personal happiness? What is the price of fame? In these three biographical scenarios -about Janis Joplin, Edward Elgar and Oscar Wilde repectively - Nigel Gearing explores the often droll disparity between the satisfying structures we call Art and the infinitely more messy ‘rag-and-bone shop of the heart.’

What's My Name? Janis
  • Author : Tiina Walsh
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-01-11
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9781793936158

Summary: A personalised storybook for girls called JANIS. The story is based on the letters of the child's own name. All books are different from one another. The girl wakes up but can't remember her name. Magic Mouse knows how to solve the problem. They go on a wonderful adventure in the Magic Bus! Translated and adapted by the author from the top-selling Finnish language children's namebook series "Tyttö/Poika, joka unohti nimensä". The beautiful hand-drawn pictures will delight both the young and the young-at-heart! Looking for a namebook "What's my name?" but couldn't find a book for the name you are looking for? Please don't hesitate to contact me with your name request! -Tiina Walsh Author fb.me/whatsmynamestorybooks for more details about the storybooks

Women Playwrights of Diversity
  • Author : Jane T. Peterson,Suzanne Bennett
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN Code: 9780313291791

Summary: Includes biographical sketches, play synopses, production histories, and bibliographical information for more than 80 contemporary women playwrights who present African American, Latina, Asian American, and lesbian perpectives.

Janis
  • Author : Personalized Name Publishers
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2019-05-11
  • Category:
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN Code: 9781097808038

Summary: This is the perfect Personalized Name gift? This awesome Journal is the best choice - whether for you or a friend. Crafted by the team at Personalized Name Publishers, this personalized notebook makes an awesome gift. Perfect for school, writing poetry, use as a diary, gratitude writing, travel journal or dream journal Notebook Features: 100 Lined Pages 6 x 9 Size Top Quality Pink Flower Watercolor Designer Cover Scroll up and buy this awesome notebook now, and receive quick shipping with Amazon so that you can receive it as soon as possible!

Don't Compromise Yourself You're All You've Got - Janis Joplin
  • Author : Newprint Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Category:
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN Code: 9781671217287

Summary: Get motivated with this motivation quotes journal.This stylish and elegant journal is 6x9 with 120 pages. You can use this journal for taking notes in college, high school, middle school, work, personal, hobby, or travel. This journal is lightweight and has your favorite quote or saying on the front cover.Enjoy having a journal that you cannot get in any other store. This unique crafted notebook/journal is great for multi purpose use or daily note-taking or journaling. Enjoy!

Spontaneous Combustion
  • Author : Janis Reams Hudson
  • Publisher : Loveswept
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 9780553445435

Summary: Shielded by his body from the deadly flames, Mary Jo Simpson, finds herself drawn to the handsome rescuer, Jack Riley, who pulls her out of the fire, only to become Jack's prime suspect in an arson investigation that gets hotter by the minute. Original.

Janis
  • Author : Personalized Journals
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN Code: 9781072230526

Summary: Personalized Journal Notebook: An Awesome Gift This professionally designed 6x9 inch journal notebook provides the perfect place for you record your ideas and thoughts. The blank lined pages are ready and waiting to be filled. Unique cover design to recognize the most important person 120 pages - ample to record just about anything 6inches wide x 9inches high See our co-ordinating notebooks and journals for a gift Set Beautiful gift idea for any occasion including Birthday, Christmas and Mother's Day IDEAL FOR: Personal Notebook Personal Diary Wedding Planning Daily Reflections General Planning College Notes Work Notes Meeting Notes Recipes Shopping Lists etc To find your own name just type Personalized Journals Blank Notebook with your Name into the amazon search bar Order Your Personalized Journals Today

Religion and International Law
  • Author : Mark W. Janis,Carolyn Maree Evans
  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release Date : 1999-07-13
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN Code: 9789041111746

Summary: One of the great tasks, perhaps the greatest, weighing on modern international lawyers is to craft a universal law and legal process capable of ordering relations among diverse people with differing religions, histories, cultures, laws, and languages. In so doing, we need to take the world's peoples as we find them and not pretend out of existence their wide variety. This volume builds on the eleven essaysedited by Mark Janis in 1991 in The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law, more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, international courts, and human rights law.

Reese Witherspoon
  • Author : Janis Campbell,Catherine Collison
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-12-15
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN Code: 1534566554

Summary: Reese Witherspoon is an Oscar-winning and Emmy-nominated actress and a successful producer, but she has become known for much more than just her work in movies and on television. She has become a leader of the Time's Up movement, fighting for equality for women in all careers and from all walks of life. As readers learn about Witherspoon's career accomplishments and activism, they discover a role model who channeled her own pain after being assaulted as young woman into a movement that is changing the world. Detailed sidebars, full-color photographs, and quotes from Witherspoon add to this empowering reading experience.

Nutrition & Wellness for Life
  • Author : Janis P. Meek
  • Publisher : Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher
  • Release Date : 2018-04-12
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN Code: 9781635630817

Summary: Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.

Megafauna
  • Author : Richard A. Fariña,Sergio F. Vizcaíno,Gerry De Iuliis
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-22
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 0253007194

Summary: More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch marked by the great ice ages. Megafauna describes the history and way of life of these animals, their comings and goings, and what befell them at the beginning of the modern era and the arrival of humans. It places these giants within the context of the other mammals then alive, describing their paleobiology—how they walked; how much they weighed; their diets, behavior, biomechanics; and the interactions among them and with their environment. It also tells the stories of the scientists who contributed to our discovery and knowledge of these transcendent creatures and the environment they inhabited. The episode known as the Great American Biotic Interchange, perhaps the most important of all natural history "experiments," is also an important theme of the book, tracing the biotic events of both North and South America that led to the fauna and the ecosystems discussed in this book.

Done Cryin'
  • Author : Janis Flores
  • Publisher : Hot Fuse Classic
  • Release Date : 2015-12-31
  • Category:
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 9781937791698

Summary: She had nothing to lose... Nan Dunleavy gave up everything to care for her ailing father, even her hope for love. But after his long illness takes its toll, she's left alone with nothing to save their small dude ranch from bankruptcy. Seeking a fresh start, she accepts an unexpected invitation to visit her grandmother-a formidable woman her father never mentioned. Until fate intercedes... On her way to the famed Dunleavy Farm, a young bicyclist slams into the back of Nan's truck. Seconds later, the boy's irate father, Trent Spencer, arrives in his luxury car and refuses to believe Nan's innocence. To show her love is worth fighting for... Trent and Nan can't escape each other. Their families have history, and loneliness sparks a passion they can't deny. But when Trent's son disappears and Nan's life is endangered by a mysterious foe, neither know who to trust. Can two people who need each other overcome everything trying to tear them apart? Bestselling author Janis Flores (writing as Risa Kirk) takes readers on a journey of hope, longing, and second chances in DONE CRYIN', the second classic romance in the Dunleavy Legacy trilogy.

Exploring Careers in Child Care Services
  • Author : Jean Ispa,Janis Logan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Category: Child care workers
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN Code: 9780823905560

Summary: Describes jobs and careers involving child care, with qualifications for and duties of the job and suggestions on applying for it. Includes camp counselors, child development instructors, social workers, and family therapists.

What the Heart Sees
  • Author : Janice Zick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN Code: 9781612528861

Summary: The pathetic love life of Ansel Deusledorf, a stand-up comedian in Hollywood who uses his unfortunate looks as fodder for his monologues, exists on the drop-dead gorgeous cast-offs of his handsome roommate. His relationships are short-lived and shallow... until he meets a stout, Midwestern girl named Greta, who challenges his beliefs and inspires him to be a better man. Before he can appreciate her appealing qualities, he has to first recognize and examine his own skewed and long-held definition of beauty; no small feat when he's been brainwashed by Hollywood's narrow standards. Greta hopes he'll come to his senses, but how long will she be willing to wait? Will he realize his mistake in time? And even if he does, is there just too much to forgive?

Put the Dog on the Phone
  • Author : Janis L. Osborne
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003-03
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN Code: 9781410704535

Summary: If you loved the newspaper columns of Erma Bombeck and Jim Bishop, Janis Osborne's book, "Put The Dog On The Phone," a collection of her favorite newspaper columns written over 20 years, is a must read. Mrs. Osborne writes with humor and poignancy about the life and times of the small town where she grew up, of her family, friends and acquaintances, that are the personification of people we have all known and sometimes loved. She is often stopped on the street or in the supermarket by people who say they have pinned her column to the refrigerator door or who identify with her experiences as a wife, mother, daughter and working woman. But the book is not for women only. Men will enjoy her vignettes of sons, husbands and fathers as much. To read her book is like sitting down to have a conversation with an old friend. It will leave you with a better feeling about yourself and the world around you.

Hiking the Black Hills Country
  • Author : Bert Gildart,Jane Gildart
  • Publisher : Falcon Guides
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN Code: 9780762735471

Summary: Fully updated and revised, this second edition has detailed descriptions and maps of fifty-five trails, from Devils Tower National Monument and Mount Rushmore National Memorial to Custer State Park, Wind Cave, and Badlands National Park.

Black Hills
  • Author : Richard Irving Dodge
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: Black Hills (South Dakota and Wyoming)
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 9781455601240

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Pioneer Days in the Black Hills
  • Author : John S. McClintock
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 9780806131917

Summary: Pioneer Days in the Black Hills is a rough-and-tumble account of the early days of Deadwood, Dakota Territory. In 1874, after leading an expedition into the Black Hills, George Armstrong Custer announced that he had found gold "among the roots of the grass." Almost overnight a number of settlements sprang into existence. Among them was Deadwood. In April 1876, John S. McClintock arrived in search of gold. Entering a series of speculations and employments that won him moderate prosperity, he made Deadwood his home. During his later years, he wrote his memoirs, presented here for the first time in half a century.

Ho! for the Black Hills
  • Author : Jack Crawford,Paul L. Hedren
  • Publisher : SDSHS Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN Code: 0985281782

Summary: In 1875, a young man from Pennsylvania known as Captain Jack joined the Dodge Expedition into the Black Hills of Dakota Territory, penning letters to the Omaha Daily Bee during that time and for six months in 1876. John Wallace Crawford, aka Captain Jack, wrote a vibrant account of this fascinating time in the American West. His correspondence featured unusual and intriguing details about the relative merits of the gulches, the vagaries and difficulties of travel in the region, the art of survival in what was essentially wilderness, the hardships of inclement weather, trouble with outlaws, and interactions with American Indians. Award-winning historian Paul L. Hedren has compiled these almost unknown letters, writing an introduction and essays, which result in a treasure trove of hitherto hidden primary documents as well as a ripping yarn in the traditions of the old West. Book jacket.

The Black Hills Passion Play
  • Author : Johanna Meier
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN Code: 9780738552354

Summary: In 1932, Josef Meier, a native of Luenen, Germany, brought a small company of actors to the United States to tour with a passion play. It was performed in German, destined for a limited engagement in German theaters, churches, and German-speaking communities. Political and economic conditions in Germany were already deteriorating during this time, and Meier determined to remain in America, to found a permanent home for the play. He translated the play into English, hiring American actors to replace the German-speaking cast. As he booked tours across the United States, Meier continued to seek a suitable permanent outdoor location for his production, mentioning his quest to the public in interviews across the nation. En route to the West Coast, Meier presented the Passion Play in Sioux Falls, the only town of size within South Dakota at that time. A group of businessmen from the Black Hills attended and asked Meier to examine possible sites in their area. He chose a spectacular natural location in Spearfish, and in 1939, an amphitheater was constructed and became the home of the renamed Black Hills Passion Play of America.

Storied Stone
  • Author : Linea Sundstrom
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN Code: 9780806135960

Summary: Provides a look at the history of the Black Hills country over the last ten thousand years through rock art, which illustrates the rich oral traditions, religious beliefs, and sacred places of the Lakota, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Mandan, and Hidatsa Indians who once lived there. Original

Bad Boys of the Black Hills: And Some Wild Women, Too
  • Author : Barbara C. Fifer
  • Publisher : Farcountry Press
  • Release Date : 2008-04-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 1560375485

Summary: The lively romp details some of the Wild West's most engaging stories, specifically in the Black Hills and Deadwood, home to prostitutes and poets, desperados and dancehall girls, fortune tellers and fugitives. Readers will meet a host of rowdies ranging from madams to stagecoach robbers, from tall-tale tellers to killers.

Jewish Pioneers of the Black Hills Gold Rush
  • Author : Ann Haber Stanton
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN Code: 9780738577814

Summary: The very name Deadwood conjures up vivid Wild West images: saloons with swinging doors, brazen dance-hall girls, buckskin-clad Calamity Jane roaming the streets with her erstwhile paramour, Wild Bill Hickok. The setting is the lawless Dakota Territory of 1876 at the start of the Black Hills gold rush, a stampede for the golden pay dirt. One would hardly expect to find a Jewish pioneer grocer named Jacob Goldberg in this scene, yet Deadwood's story is incomplete without Goldberg. And Goldberg's story is incomplete without either Calamity Jane or Wild Bill. Not just Goldberg, but Finkelstein (also known as Franklin), Stern (also known as Star), Jacobs, Schwarzwald, Colman, Hattenbach, and many other Jews joined the throngs. The Jews provided much more than overalls, chamberpots, and the chambers in which to put them. They also became the mayors, legislators, and civic leaders who helped bring sense and stability to this unruly expanse.

Watershed Management in the Black Hills
  • Author : Howard K. Orr
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Category: Watershed management
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Climate, geology, soils, vegetation, and water yields are briefly described, followed by a review and discussion of watershed management research and problems unique to the Black Hills. Research needs with respect to water quality, data collection, and model development are highlighted.

The Black Hills
  • Author : Robert Todd Wise
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN Code: 1105027392

Summary: While recession, terrorism, and tsunamis plague the earth, a worldwide threat is unfolding in America's heartland. One man must now go back. He must reconnect to his family and his heritage to prevent an incalculable global disaster. He will not succeed on his own. Without the guidance of a Bedouin woman from Palestine, the US government and the world will overlook the obvious. A face to face encounter with justice and with time is required to avoid the final end, and the meeting must take place in the Black Hills.

Fort Meade and the Black Hills
  • Author : Robert Lee
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1991-05-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN Code: 9780803279612

Summary: Fort Meade was the home of the famous Seventh Cavalry after its ignominious defeat in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Troops from Fort Meade played a pivotal role in the events that led to the tragedy at Wounded Knee in 1890. It was the scene of imprisonment of Ute Indians who made the mistake of interpreting their new citizenship status as freedom from government control. The fort survived the mechanization of the horse cavalry, aided the record-breaking Stratosphere Balloon flight of 1935, and became a training site for the nation’s first airborne troops. Fort Meade existed for sixty-six years, from 1878 to 1944. Robert Lee examines the strategic importance of its location on the northern edge of the Black Hills and the role it played in the settlement of the region, as well as the role played by the citizens of Sturgis in keeping it alive. One of the chief delights of Fort Meade and the Black Hills is a gallery of characters including the unfortunate Major Marcus Reno, the beautiful and fatal Ella Sturgis, and the cigar-smoking Poker Alice Tubbs. They, and events scaled to their larger-than-life size, are part of this long overdue story of Fort Meade.

The Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge
  • Author : Richard Irving Dodge
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN Code: 9780806128467

Summary: In the spring and summer of 1875, Lt. Col. Richard Irving Dodge escorted the scientific expedition of geologist Walter P. Jenney into the Black Hills of the Dakotas to determine the truth of rumors of gold started by Gen. George Armstrong Custer the previous summer. The five-month trek north from Cheyenne, "Wyoming, challenged Dodge's 452 men with their wagons and animals, but in many respects it was "a delightful picnic (without the ladies)," as Dodge described it. Colonel Dodge wrote his journals daily in the field, and in their variety, discursiveness, and detail they convey clearly the pleasure he took in what he said was "the most delightful summer of my life." Yet he used only a small fraction of what he recorded in his subsequent official communications and published works. If it were not for this well-annotated and illustrated edition by Wayne R. Kime, readers would not have access to Dodge's experiences with such characters as the stowaway Calamity Jane or the eccentric mountain man and backwoods philosopher California Joe, who was hired to guide the expedition. Dodge's particular interests in hunting, fishing, and fine scenery also enliven his narrative, as do the politics dividing the miners from the Indians, and the soldiers from the scientists on the expedition. Black Hills Journals of Colonel Richard Irving Dodge is by far the most detailed account yet available of the conflicting claims, interests, and populations that converged on the Black Hills during the key transitional period before the Great Sioux War of 1876.

Lucy's Trials in the Black Hills
  • Author : Ann A. Hardesty
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-19
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN Code: 9781449053697

Summary: In July 1904 The Hardesty family worked hard on their homestead in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Lucy, desperately wanting to join her brothers as they tended the cows in the field and made trips to Keystone, had to stay behind to do boring household chores. Then things began disappearing. First a pie, the butter, then Papa’s clothes, which Lucy had, washed and hung on the line. Knowing Lucy was unhappy working at home, her parents thought she took the things hoping to be judged incompetent and released to ride with her brothers. It did not help that sometimes Lucy had told stories about what had happened. Lucy had had enough of being falsely accused and decides to find the real culprit. No one saw the man hiding in the ponderosa pines watching, always watching. This historical fiction chapter book for ages 7 – 10 is set on the Hardesty Homestead, located in the Black Hills of south Dakota near Keystone.

A Wedding Blunder in the Black Hills
  • Author : Kim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Barbour Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1607425505

Summary: David and Millie both have big problems. A widowed dentist with an almost-teen son, he’s being stalked by an amorous patient. Millie’s mom keeps sending her on blind dates, even though the café owner has trust issues. So when a lost filling lands Millie in David’s office, the two of them find a solution—a faux relationship. No one gets hurt and no one gets nagged. It’s a great plan—until they really start to care. Now what will they do?

From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills
  • Author : Eamonn Wall
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN Code: 9780299167240

Summary: Eamonn Wall arrived in the United States in the 1980s as part of a wave of young, educated immigrants who became known as the New Irish. In this book he comments on his own experiences and those of his generation, who identify as much with contemporary immigrant America as they do with the long-settled Irish American community. Wall's starting point is the now closed Sin-e Cafe in New York's East Village, which was a hangout in the early 1990s for expatriate Irish musicians, actors and writers. He comments on the poetry, fiction, essays, and memories of both the New Irish and Americans of Irish heritage, locating them within a literary and historical context. This is also a deeply personal book in which Wall wrestles with his own identity as an Irishman living in America, from the streets of Manhattan to the western hills of Nebraska.

Trout Fishing in the Black Hills
  • Author : Steve Kinsella,Highweather Press
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000-03-01
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 9780963234407

Summary: Your Black Hills fishing trip wonít be complete without this comprehensive guide. It includes everything you need: maps, descriptions of every stream and lake, and a look at the history of the Black Hills. You will appreciate this handy, useful book.

From the Black Hills
  • Author : Judy Troy
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN Code: 9780375502309

Summary: The summer before he is due to begin college, Mike Newlin's life is turned upside down when his father shoots to death his young receptionist and then vanishes, leaving Mike and his mother struggling to sort through their shock, grief, and the reactions of the community. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

Black Hills
  • Author : Dan Simmons
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN Code: 1849166137

Summary: Paha Sapa, 'Black Hills', is an American Indian shaman who, as a young boy at the Battle of Little Bighorn, believes that he has taken the ghost of the dying General Custer into his body. Sixty years later, while working as a dynamiter on Mount Rushmore, Paha Sapa plots to blow up the monument. Meanwhile, Custer finds himself trapped in a strange, dark place and begins to write sensuous, heartbreaking missives to his beloved wife. Thus begins an intricate, visionary story that sweeps across some of the most tumultuous and violent periods of American history, from the old West to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and into our own time and beyond.

Black Hills White Justice
  • Author : Edward Lazarus
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN Code: 9780803279872

Summary: Black Hills/White Justice tells of the longest active legal battle in United States history: the century-long effort by the Sioux nations to receive compensation for the seizure of the Black Hills. Edward Lazarus, son of one of the lawyers involved in the case, traces the tangled web of laws, wars, and treaties that led to the wresting of the Black Hills from the Sioux and their subsequent efforts to receive compensation for the loss. His account covers the Sioux nations? success in winning the largest financial award ever offered to an Indian tribe and their decision to turn it down and demand nothing less than the return of the land.

The Duke and The Domina: Warrick: The Ruination of Grayson Danforth
  • Author : Jenn LeBlanc
  • Publisher : Lords of Time Illustrated
  • Release Date : 2020-05-14
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN Code: 9781944567064

Summary: He's poor. She's rich.He's a sub. She's a switch.It's not love. It's a marriage of kink-venience!Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things. The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn't want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep.The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century. Lulu is no mere woman, however. She's a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix-at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she's dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world-whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger. As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets. Trust doesn't come easily to either of them, but it's the only thing they have. Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return. It's a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love.

The Century
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1876
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary:

The Duke and the Domina
  • Author : Jenn LeBlanc
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Category:
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN Code: 9780692442791

Summary: Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things. The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn't want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep. The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century. Lulu is no mere woman, however. She's a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix-at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she's dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world-whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger. As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets. Trust doesn't come easily to either of them, but it's the only thing they have. Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return. It's a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love. THE BOOKS IN THE LORDS OF TIME SERIES: THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE: BOOK ONE in the Lords of Time Series AVAILABLE NOW THE DUKE AND THE DOMINA: BOOK TWO in the Lords of Time Series AVAILABLE NOW THE DUKE AND THE BARON: a Lords of Time companion novel AVAILABLE NOW

Belgravia
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1871
  • Category:
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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Living in the Tenth Century
  • Author : Heinrich Fichtenau
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1993-06
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN Code: 9780226246215

Summary: "Fichtenau delivers a fascinating view of tenth-century Europe on the eve of the second millenium. He writes this hoping we, on the eve of the third millennium, will take time also to look at who we are and at our world. . . . This engaging book lucidly carries the reader through an amazing amount of material. Medieval scholars will find it resourceful and challenging; the nonscholar will find it fascinating and enlightening."—A. L. Kolp, Choice "Living in the Tenth Century resembles an anthropological field study more than a conventional historical monograph, and represents a far more ambitious attempt to see behind the surface of avowals and events than others have seriously attempted even for much more voluminously documented periods. . . . It is remarkably rich and readable."—R.I. Moore, Times Higher Education Supplement "Fichtenau offers a magnificent survey of all the main spheres of life: the social order, the rural economy, schooling and religious belief and practice in both the secular and monastic church. His command, especially of the narrative sources, their fine nuances of attitude emotion and underlying norms, is masterly and he employs them here with all the sensitiveness and feel for the subject that have always been the hallmarks of his work."—Karl Leyser, Francia

Teutonic Mythology
  • Author : Jacob Grimm,James Steven Stallybrass
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN Code: 1108047041

Summary: An exhaustive study of Germanic folklore by linguist and philologist Jacob Grimm, first published in English between 1880 and 1888.

Vows of Revenge
  • Author : J.F. Ridgley
  • Publisher : R Pride Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Amid pirates, godfathers, and forbidden love, vows of revenge are made in the unforgiving world of ancient Rome. Aelia Sabina, a patrician’s daughter, and Martino Lucianus Drusus- a simple plebe rise like phoenixes from the ashes of their lives. Aelia’s abusive husband vows to finally destroy this plebe in Rome’s court where patricians rule and plebeians grovel. But will Lucianus grovel? Don’t count on it.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Author : Beryl Rawson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN Code: 9781444390759

Summary: A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Crossroad
  • Author : Barbara Hambly
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-09-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0743420225

Summary: The crew of the Nautilus, a battered Starship of mysterious origin, is beamed aboard the Starship Enterprise™. The group claims they are freedom fighters from the future working to save the Federation from the Consilium -- a group of corrupt power-seekers. But when the Nautilus crew members suddenly seize control of the U.S.S. Enterprise™, and a Starship from the future arrives to arrest the renegades, Kirk must separate his true allies from those who wish to destroy the Federation.

New Frontiers
  • Author : Paul J du Plessis
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-17
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 0748668195

Summary: An interdisciplinary, edited collection on social science methodologies for approaching Roman legal sources. Roman law as a field of study is rapidly evolving to reflect new perspectives and approaches in research. Scholars who work on the subject are i

Hotels
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Hotels
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

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The Shadow Queen
  • Author : Bertrice Small
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN Code: 0373776977

Summary: After Magnus Hauk dies while the prince is too young to rule, Lara accepts Magnus' dying wish that she take power, but there are many who oppose a woman ruler, including old enemies who reignite their schemes for power and revenge.

Fifty Key Thinkers on History
  • Author : Marnie Hughes-Warrington
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-10-31
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN Code: 1134212496

Summary: Fifty Key Thinkers on History is a superb guide to historiography through the ages. The cross-section of debates and thinkers covered is unique in its breadth, taking in figures from ancient China, Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, to contemporary Europe, America, Africa and Australia; from Bede to Braudel; Marx to Michelet; Ranke to Rowbotham; Foucault to Fukuyama. Each clear and concise essay offers biographical information, a summary and discussion of the subjects approach to history and how others have engaged with it, a list of their major works and a guide to diverse resources for further study, including books, articles, films and websites.

Lutheran Ecclesiastical Culture
  • Author : Robert Kolb
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN Code: 9004166416

Summary: This volumea (TM)s thematic and geographical perspectives on Lutheran ecclesiastical life invite readers to delve into post-Reformation efforts to continue the work of the Wittenberg reformers in new circumstances and times, applying their insights to concrete challenges in church and society.

Women and Beauty in Pompeii
  • Author : Antonio D'Ambrosio
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN Code: 9780892366316

Summary: A well illustrated book on the beautiful women of Pompeii, including a discussion of the means by which they took care of their bodies and the various ornaments and jewellery with which they adorned themselves. Ambrosio looks at aspects of hygiene and bathing, the use of cosmetics and perfume and hair styling through the use of artistic evidence.

The Gospel of the King of the Jews
  • Author : Ralph Thorpe
  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-10-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 737
  • ISBN Code: 1780991436

Summary: The Gospel of the King of the Jews brings to life the characters and their background in a modern version of ‘the greatest story ever told’. It depicts Judas as a simple shepherd, who is tricked by the High Priests into leading them to his Master. This fascinating portrayal, separating the Christ of faith from the Jesus of history, is founded on vast erudition and thorough scholarship of the Jewish, Christian, Roman and Greek milieu. It will stimulate and excite all those genuinely interested in Jesus and his life and times.

The Dutch House
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1526614944

Summary: Lose yourself in the story of a lifetime – the unforgettable Sunday Times bestseller 'Patchett leads us to a truth that feels like life rather than literature' Guardian Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2020 A STORY OF TWO SIBLINGS, THEIR CHILDHOOD HOME, AND A PAST THAT THEY CAN'T LET GO. Like swallows, like salmon, we were the helpless captives of our migratory patterns. We pretended that what we had lost was the house, not our mother, not our father. We pretended that what we had lost had been taken from us by the person who still lived inside. 'The best book I've read in years' Rosamund Lupton 'Her finest novel yet' Sunday Times 'The buzz around The Dutch House is totally justified. Her best yet, which is saying something' John Boyne 'A masterpiece' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'Bliss' Nigella Lawson

The Dutch House
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0062963694

Summary: Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize New York Times Bestseller | A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick | A New York Times Book Review Notable Book | TIME Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019 Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, The Washington Post; O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Vogue, Refinery29, and Buzzfeed Ann Patchett, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth, delivers her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

Summary of The Dutch House
  • Author : Booknation
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10-04
  • Category:
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: The Dutch House: A Novel by Ann Patchett: Conversation Starters Bestselling author Ann Patchett offers another compelling read in The Dutch House, which takes readers into a man's fascinating journey from abandonment to maturity and eventual forgiveness. Danny Conroy looks back on his childhood with memories marred by the bitterness of his past. The only saving grace in the darkness of his recollections is the constant and comforting presence of his older sister, Maeve, who takes on the role of mother to Danny after their own mother walked out on them. The siblings' grandiose childhood home is a 1922 mansion in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia previously owned by a wealthy Dutch family. The Dutch house is both the witness and the object of Danny Conroy's childhood miseries. Described by The Washington Post as a "subtle mystery, psychological page-turner," Ann Patchett's latest offering promises to be as enthralling as her other best selling works. A Brief Look Inside: br> EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: -Foster a deeper understand of the book -Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups -Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately -Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer This book is an independent resource to supplement the original book and is not affiliated nor endorse by the original work in any way. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

State of Wonder
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-06-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1408818590

Summary: Heart of Darkness meets The Poisonwood Bible in the most ambitious and mesmeric book yet from the Orange prize-winning author of Bel Canto.

Commonwealth
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 9780063037625

Summary: "Exquisite... Commonwealth is impossible to put down." -- New York Times #1 New York Times Bestseller | NBCC Award Finalist | New York Times Best Book of the Year | USA Today Best Book | TIME Magazine Top 10 Selection | Oprah Favorite Book of 2016 | New York Magazine Best Book of The Year The acclaimed, bestselling author--winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize--tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly--thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together.

This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1408842408

Summary: This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is an irresistible blend of literature and memoir revealing the big experiences and little moments that shaped Ann Patchett as a daughter, wife, friend and writer. Here, Ann Patchett shares entertaining and moving stories about her tumultuous childhood, her painful early divorce, the excitement of selling her first book, driving a Winnebago from Montana to Yellowstone Park, her joyous discovery of opera, scaling a six-foot wall in order to join the Los Angeles Police Department, the gradual loss of her beloved grandmother, starting her own bookshop in Nashville, her love for her very special dog and, of course, her eventual happy marriage. This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage is a memoir both wide ranging and deeply personal, overflowing with close observation and emotional wisdom, told with wit, honesty and irresistible warmth.

The Patron Saint of Liars
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-04-19
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0547548400

Summary: In 1992, celebrated novelist Ann Patchett launched her remarkable career with the publication of her debut novel, The Patron Saint of Liars. On this 25th anniversary, read the best-selling book that is “beautifully written . . . a first novel that second- and third-time novelists would envy for its grace, insight, and compassion” (Boston Herald). St. Elizabeth's, a home for unwed mothers in Habit, Kentucky, usually harbors its residents for only a little while. Not so Rose Clinton, a beautiful, mysterious woman who comes to the home pregnant but not unwed, and stays. She plans to give up her child, thinking she cannot be the mother it needs. But when Cecilia is born, Rose makes a place for herself and her daughter amid St. Elizabeth's extended family of nuns and an ever-changing collection of pregnant teenage girls. Rose's past won't be kept away, though, even by St. Elizabeth's; she cannot remain untouched by what she has left behind, even as she cannot change who she has become in the leaving.

The Magician's Assistant
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2004-09-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 9780547548791

Summary: Sabine—twenty years a magician's assistant to her handsome, charming husband—is suddenly a widow. In the wake of his death, she finds he has left a final trick; a false identity and a family allegedly lost in a tragic accident but now revealed as very much alive and well. Named as heirs in his will, they enter Sabine's life and set her on an adventure of unraveling his secrets, from sunny Los Angeles to the windswept plains of Nebraska, that will work its own sort of magic on her.

Bel Canto
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN Code: 0062001728

Summary: When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people is thrown together, including American opera star Roxanne Coss, and Mr. Hosokawa, a Japanese CEO and her biggest fan.

Cities I've Never Lived In
  • Author : Sara Majka
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 1555979246

Summary: In subtle, sensuous prose, the stories in Sara Majka's debut collection explore distance in all its forms: the emotional spaces that open up between family members, friends, and lovers; the gaps that emerge between who we were and who we are; the gulf between our private and public selves. At the center of the collection is a series of stories narrated by a young American woman in the wake of a divorce; wry and shy but never less than open to the world, she recalls the places and people she has been close to, the dreams she has pursued and those she has left unfulfilled. Interspersed with these intimate first-person stories are stand-alone pieces where the tight focus on the narrator's life gives way to closely observed accounts of the lives of others. A book about belonging, and how much of yourself to give up in the pursuit of that, Cities I've Never Lived In offers stories that reveal, with great sadness and great humor, the ways we are most of all citizens of the places where we cannot be. Cities I've Never Lived In is the second book in Graywolf's collaboration with the literary magazine A Public Space.

Taft
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011-03-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN Code: 0547524153

Summary: An ex-jazz drummer wants nothing more than to be a good father in this moving family novel by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Dutch House. When his lover takes away his son, he's left only with his Beale Street, Memphis bar. He hires a young waitress named Fay Taft who brings with her a desperate, dangerous brother, Carl, and the possibility of new intimacy. Nickel finds himself consumed with Fay and Carl's dead father—Taft—obsessing over and reconstructing the life of a man he never met. A stunning artistic achievement, Taft confirms Ann Pathcett's standing as one of the most gifted writers of her generation and reminds us of our deepest instincts to protect the people we love. “What could be merely a literary parlor trick—keeping three stories in the air at once—becomes…as resonant as a blues song, each story harmonizing with and answering others…. Expect miracles when you read Ann Patchett’s fiction.”—New York Times “A moving emblem of fatherhood’s rarely explored passion.”—Los Angeles Times "Patchett writes with remarkable conviction and attention to telling detail…. [She] is excellent at portraying the steady love and interest that holds the family members together, even though that love and interest isn't always successful in preserving the members from danger.”—Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Golden Age “Strikingly original.”—Kirkus Reviews

Enter the Aardvark
  • Author : Jessica Anthony
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-03-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 031653613X

Summary: A young congressman discovers a mysterious stuffed aardvark on his doorstep and sets out on a journey to find out what it means in this "weird, wonderful" novel about the secrets we keep from ourselves and their history-shaping consequences (Esquire). It's early one morning on a hot day in August, and millennial congressman Alexander Paine Wilson (R), planning his first reelection campaign and in deep denial about his sexuality, receives a mysterious, over-sized FedEx delivery on his front stoop. Inside is a gigantic taxidermied aardvark. This outrageous, edge-of-your-seat novel hurtles between contemporary Washington, D.C., where Wilson tries to get rid of the unsightly beast before it destroys his career, and Victorian England--where we meet Titus Downing, the taxidermist who stuffed the aardvark, and Richard Ostlet, the naturalist who hunted her. Our present world, we begin to see, has been shaped in profound and disturbing ways by the secret that binds these men. At once a ghost story, a love story, and a stunningly prescient political satire, Enter the Aardvark confronts the consequences of repressed male love meeting oppressive male power, and is a searing condemnation of our current American blindness. It is also that rarest of creatures: a work of art so utterly original and masterfully built that it seems to have spring fully formed from its visionary maker's head.

Red at the Bone
  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • Release Date : 2020-09
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0525535284

Summary: "An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other. Moving forward and backward in time, [the] novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child."--Publisher marketing.

Nightingale
  • Author : Marina Kemp
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN Code: 0008326487

Summary: A moving and masterful novel about sex, death, passion and prejudice in a sleepy village in the south of France

Good Omens
  • Author : Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-11-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 1448110238

Summary: ____________________ COMING TO AMAZON PRIME ON 31ST MAY - STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Marvellously benign, ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian ____________________ 'Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don't let you go around again until you get it right' According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, Judgement Day is almost upon us and the world's going to end in a week . . . Now people have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? You could spend the time left drowning your sorrows, giving away all your possessions in preparation for the rapture, or laughing it off as (hopefully) just another hoax. Or you could just try to do something about it. It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon now finds themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .

Everywhere I Look
  • Author : Helen Garner
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1925355365

Summary: I pedal over to Kensington just after dark. As I roll along the lane towards the railway underpass, a young Asian woman on her way home from the station walks out of the tunnel towards me. After she passes there’s a stillness, a moment of silent freshness that feels like spring. Helen Garner is one of Australia’s greatest writers. Her short non-fiction has enormous range. Spanning fifteen years of work, Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and incidental humour. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of re-reading Pride and Prejudice. Everywhere I Look includes Garner’s famous and controversial essay on the insults of age, her deeply moving tribute to her mother and extracts from her diaries, which have been part of her working life for as long as she has been a writer. Everywhere I Look glows with insight. It is filled with the wisdom of life.

Truth & Beauty
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 0061754811

Summary: What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

The Dutch Houses of Coopers Plains
  • Author : Alfons Vernooy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Construction industry
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN Code: 9780958625586

Summary: Examines the context of the post-war housing shortage in Brisbane and the experiences of an Australian-Dutch company that was set up to address the problem and how the project ended in near financial failure and debacle largely due to unstable economic conditions and under-capitalisation.

Little Cruelties
  • Author : Liz Nugent
  • Publisher : Gallery/Scout Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1501189689

Summary: Hailed by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell as “a force to be reckoned with,” Liz Nugent is back with a powerful and unsettling new novel that will invite comparison to the bitter relationships in HBO’s blockbuster series Succession, as it follows three brothers, bound by blood but split by fate, and delves into the many ways families can wreak emotional havoc across generations. All three of the Drumm brothers were at the funeral. But only one of them was in the coffin. William, Brian, and Luke: three boys, born a year apart, trained from birth by their wily mother to compete for her attention. They play games, as brothers do…yet even after the Drumms escape into the world beyond their windows, those games—those little cruelties—grow more sinister, more merciless, and more dangerous. And with their lives entwined like the strands of a noose, only two of the brothers will survive. Crisply written and quickly paced, perfect for fans of breathtaking suspense, Little Cruelties gazes unflinchingly into the darkness: the darkness collecting in the corners of childhood homes, hiding beneath marriage beds, clasped in the palms of two brothers shaking hands. And it confirms Liz Nugent—whose work has invited comparisons to Patricia Highsmith and Barbara Vine and has been celebrated as "captivating" (People) and "highly entertaining" (The Washington Post)—as one of the most exciting, perceptive voices in contemporary fiction.

Nashville
  • Author : Ann Patchett,Heidi Ross
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0062821458

Summary: Nashville: Scenes from the New American South beautifully captures my home city of Nashville in this exciting moment of change and growth.— AL GORE This book is excruciatingly gorgeous. Every page makes me homesick. —CONNIE BRITTON A great book about a great city.— JOHN PRINE This has been a time of such great change for Nashville that I think we are all very curious to see who we are now.— GILLIAN WELCH This book reminds me, in the sweetest way possible, that I probably should have never left Nashville.— CHRIS THILE Introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Jon Meacham A dynamic, experiential, and intimate portrait that explores the many sides of the legendary Southern city and country music capital, from award-winning writers Ann Patchett, Jon Meacham, and acclaimed photographer Heidi Ross. Nashville is a creative collaboration that awakens the senses, providing a virtual immersion in this unique American city hailed as the Athens of the South. Patchett, Ross, and Meacham in his introduction, at once capture both the city’s iconic historical side—its deep, rich Southern roots, from its food and festivals to its famous venues, recording studios, and style—and its edgier, highly vibrant creative side, which has made it a modern cultural mecca increasingly populated by established and upcoming artists in art, film, and music. Nashville celebrates Nashvillians’ beloved locales and events, both established and new, that are the heart of the city’s character including: Bobbie’s Dairy Dip Broadway Cumberland River Buchanan Arts District Bolton’s Chicken and Fish Dino’s East Nashville Tomato Arts Festival Germantown The Gulch Grand Ole Opry Pie Town (SoBro) Pride Festival Prince’s Hot Chicken Schermerhorn Symphony Center Stanley Cup Playoffs Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tennessee State Fair Third Man Records WXNA Independent Radio Here, too, are engaging vignettes spotlighting the diverse talent that makes the Tennessee city a significant cultural incubator and influencer, including singer-songwriters Marty Stuart, Gillian Welsh, and Dave Rawlings; film director Harmony Korine, textile designer Andra Eggleston, country music fashion designer to the stars Manuel, chef Margot McCormack, acclaimed pastry chef Lisa Donovan, and model and musician Karen Elson. Blending exceptional narrative, evocative photography—including 175 black-and-white and color photographs—and a bold graphic design, Nashville is an intimate, textured panorama that brilliantly illuminates one of America’s most remarkable treasures.

Housekeeping
  • Author : Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0571314724

Summary: From the Orange Prize winning author of Home Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th century American fiction.' Paul Bailey 'I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.' Doris Lessing

Run
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2007-09-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0061340634

Summary: Since their mother's death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a blinding New England snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children—all his children—safe. Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to a home for retired Catholic priests in downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you've never even met. As in her bestselling novel Bel Canto, Ann Patchett illustrates the humanity that connects disparate lives, weaving several stories into one surprising and endlessly moving narrative. Suspenseful and stunningly executed, Run is ultimately a novel about secrets, duty, responsibility, and the lengths we will go to protect our children.

Quichotte
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-08-29
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 147357207X

Summary: ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*** In a tour-de-force that is a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age. Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television, who falls in impossible love with the TV star Salman R. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where 'Anything-Can-Happen'. Meanwhile his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirise the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse, with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of his work. The fully realised lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

The Weekend
  • Author : Charlotte Wood
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-06-25
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1474613004

Summary: A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE MILES FRANKLIN PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKSELLERS' CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR SELECTED AS ONE OF THE BOOKS OF THE SUMMER BY VOGUE AND MARIE CLAIRE 'The Weekend triumphantly brings to life the honest, inner lives of women... This wise, funny novel will help you understand yourself... Masterful' Independent 'The Big Chill with a dash of Big Little Lies... Knife-sharp and deeply alive' Guardian 'A lovely, lively, intelligent, funny book' Tessa Hadley, author of The Past 'Friendship, ambition, love, sexual politics and death: it's all here in one sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written package. I loved it' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train 'An unflinchingly observed celebration of the profundity and mundanity of friendship, treated with elegance, wit, and tenderness' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies Sylvie, Jude, Wendy and Adele have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. These women couldn't be more different: Jude, a once-famous restaurateur with a spotless life and a long-standing affair with a married man; Wendy, an acclaimed feminist intellectual; Adele, a former star of the stage, now practically homeless. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for one last weekend at Sylvie's old beach house - not for a celebration of her life, but to clean the place out before it is sold. But fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - a storm that will either remind them of the bond they share, or sweep away their friendship for good. PRAISE FOR CHARLOTTE WOOD 'An unforgettable reading experience' Liane Moriarty 'An unflinching eye and audacious imagination' Guardian 'Savage: think Atwood in the outback' Paula Hawkins 'Wood's writing is direct and spare, yet capable of bursting with unexpected beauty' Economist 'Charlotte Wood's writing crackles with vivid precision' NPR

Summary & Analysis of Educated
  • Author : ZIP Reads
  • Publisher : ZIP Reads
  • Release Date :
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2Cp3ple Educated--debut author Tara Westover’s gripping account of her life growing up barely literate in a conservative family in rural America and achieving academic success through hard work--is one of the greatest, and most well-told, inspirational stories of our times. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Guide to the Key Players - Chapter-by-chapter summaries of Westover's experiences - Key themes from the original book - Editorial Review - Background on Tara Westover About the Original Book: Tara Westover’s internationally feted debut, Educated, is a no-holds-barred memoir of her life growing up in an ultra-conservative survivalist Mormon family in Idaho in the 1990s. This is the inspirational story of how, having never been inside a classroom till she was seventeen, Westover went on to study at Cambridge and Harvard and write a book that has been lauded by people like Bill Gates and Barack Obama. This is also the story of the other America that, despite existing in our midst, continues to be suspect of the government and disowns children who try to join the mainstream. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Educated: A Memoir. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2Cp3ple to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

The Bee and the Orange Tree
  • Author : Melissa Ashley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Category:
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 9781922400321

Summary: It's 1699, and the salons of Paris are bursting with the creative energy of fierce, independent-minded women. But outside those doors, the patriarchal forces of Louis XIV and the Catholic Church are moving to curb their freedoms. In this battle for equality, Baroness Marie Catherine D'Aulnoy invents a powerful weapon: 'fairy tales'.When Marie Catherine's daughter, Angelina, arrives in Paris for the first time, she is swept up in the glamour and sensuality of the city, where a woman may live outside the confines of the church or marriage. But this is a fragile freedom, as she discovers when Marie Catherine's close friend Nicola Tiquet is arrested, accused of conspiring to murder her abusive husband. In the race to rescue Nicola, illusions will be shattered and dark secrets revealed as all three women learn how far they will go to preserve their liberty in a society determined to control them.This second book from Melissa Ashley, author of The Birdman's Wife, restores another remarkable, little-known woman to her rightful place in history, revealing the dissent hidden beneath the whimsical surfaces of Marie Catherine's fairy tales. The Bee and the Orange Tree is a beautifully lyrical and deeply absorbing portrait of a time, a place, and the subversive power of the imagination.

Lambslide
  • Author : Ann Patchett
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9780062883384

Summary: From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and Commonwealth, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious children’s story about a slide made just for lambs. Nicolette Farmer is running for class president, and the rest of the Farmer family tells her she’ll wind by a landslide. A pack of overconfident lambs mistakenly hear lambslide and can’t believe there’s a slide made just for them. But when they can’t find one on the farm, there’s only one thing left to do: take a vote! They campaign. They bargain. They ask all the other animals if they, too, would like a lambslide. Will the lambs ever get their special slide? Find out in this epic collaboration between Patchett and Glasser, who create the perfect children’s book.

The Resisters
  • Author : Gish Jen
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Category:
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9780525657224

Summary: The author brings an amazing story of a world that looks only too possible, and a family struggling to maintain its humanity in circumstances that daily threaten their every value and their very existence.

No One Is Talking About This
  • Author : Patricia Lockwood
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-02-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 0593189604

Summary: "I really admire and love this book. Patricia Lockwood is a completely singular talent and this is her best, funniest, weirdest, most affecting work yet." --Sally Rooney "A furiously original novel." --Jia Tolentino From "a formidably gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "Are we in hell?" the people of the portal ask themselves. "Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?" Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: "Something has gone wrong," and "How soon can you get here?" As real life and its stakes collide with the increasingly absurd antics of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy, and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary. Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.

Fast Girls
  • Author : Elise Hooper
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-07-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 0062938002

Summary: “Fast Girls is a compelling, thrilling look at what it takes to be a female Olympian in pre-war America...Brava to Elise Hooper for bringing these inspiring heroines to the wide audience they so richly deserve.”—Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Romantics and The House Girl Acclaimed author Elise Hooper explores the gripping, real life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Nazi Germany. Perfect for readers who love untold stories of amazing women, such as The Only Woman in the Room, Hidden Figures, and The Lost Girls of Paris. In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago’s Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women’s delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America’s Golden Girl until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team. From Missouri, Helen Stephens, awkward, tomboyish, and poor, is considered an outcast by her schoolmates, but she dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. Her aspirations appear impossible until a chance encounter changes her life. These three athletes will join with others to defy society’s expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Breaking and Mending
  • Author : Joanna Cannon
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2019-09-26
  • Category: Women psychiatrists
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 9781788160575

Summary: 'One of the most beautiful books you will ever read' Kate Mosse 'I tore through Breaking and Mending... frank, emotional and compassionate' David Nicholls 'Powerful and moving' Nina Stibbe 'Deeply moving and thought-provoking' Nathan Filer 'Powerful, shocking and intimate' John Boyne'The story of the struggling NHS has been told in several excellent books recently, and this is among the best. We need to listen.' Katy Guest, Guardian'I will be buying Breaking & Mending today and you should too' Adam Kay'Breathtaking' Christie Watson, Telegraph"A few years ago, I found myself in A&E. I had never felt so ill. I was mentally and physically broken. So fractured, I hadn't eaten properly or slept well, or even changed my expression for months. I sat in a cubicle, behind paper-thin curtains and I shook with the effort of not crying. I was an inch away from defeat... but I knew I had to carry on. Because I wasn't the patient. I was the doctor." In this powerful memoir, Joanna Cannon tells her story as a junior doctor in visceral, heart-rending snapshots. We walk with her through the wards, facing extraordinary and daunting moments: from attending her first post-mortem, sitting with a patient through their final moments, to learning the power of a well- or badly chosen word. These moments, and the small sustaining acts of kindness and connection that punctuate hospital life, teach her that emotional care and mental health can be just as critical as restoring a heartbeat.In a profession where weakness remains a taboo, this moving, beautifully written book brings to life the vivid, human stories of doctors and patients - and shows us why we need to take better care of those who care for us.

Modern Lovers
  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 1405921587

Summary: ** 'It's the beautifully drawn, vibrant characters that make this smart, compelling novel so irresistible.' Liane Moriarty ** From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Vacationers, Emma Straub brings us a sharply observed tale of modern love . . . Twenty years later and they were supposed to be grown-ups... Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Summer in the city . . . College friends Elizabeth, Zoe and Andrew had a band, grew up, settled in New York and now they were still living round the corner from one another (and in each other's pockets). One hot summer as their kids come of age, making those first hesitant steps into adulthood, it's the parents who find that the lives they've so carelessly stitched together begin to slowly unravel . . . 'Has all the pleasures of Anne Tyler's compelling family portraits . . . with a Lorrie Moore-like sense of the absurdities of contemporary life' Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 'Really entertaining. The characters are complex and likeable. It's one of those stories that makes you realise that life really does run away from you' Guardian 'Straub's characters thrum off the page. The sort of witty and relatable summer title you'll devour with a contented smack of the lips' Independent 'Funny yet tart, warm yet incisive. I adored it' Red

A Net for Small Fishes
  • Author : Lucy Jago
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-02-11
  • Category:
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9781526616616

Summary: 'The Thelma and Louise of the seventeenth century: two mis-matched heroines, two grittily-textured lives, an outrageous plot (true!), sex, politics, and a gut-wrenching ending' Andrew DaviesFrances Devereux has beauty, glamour, a powerful family - and not a friend in the world. Anne Taylor has wit, talent and ambition - but no way into the court she longs to enter. When these two very different women meet in the strangest of circumstances, a friendship quickly sparks and catches. Following at Frankie's heels, Anne crosses into a world beyond her imagination: a court where a foreign king is a stranger to his own subjects; where ancient families vie for power, and where a favourite of the king may rise and rise - so long as he remains in favour. With the marriage of their talents, Anne and Frankie are an even match for this beautiful, savage hunting ground. But as Frankie's situation grows dangerous, and Anne's precarious, the women are driven to a series of desperate acts - acts which could lose them everything. What price ambition, and talent, and self-creation, at the cost of total destruction?

Nemesis and the Swan
  • Author : Lindsay K. Bandy
  • Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1094059730

Summary: From her prison cell in revolutionary Paris, nineteen-year-old aristocrat Hélène d’Aubign recalls the events that led her to choose between following in her parents’ unforgivable footsteps or abandoning the man she loves. Despite her world of privilege, Hélène is inspired early on by the radical ideas of her progressive governess. Though her family tries to intervene, the seeds of revolution have already been planted in Hélène’s heart, as are the seeds of love from an unlikely friendship with a young jeweler’s apprentice. Hélène’s determination to find true love is as revolutionary as her attempt to unravel the truth behind a concealed murder that tore her family apart. As violence erupts in Paris, Hélène is forced into hiding with her estranged family, where the tangled secrets of their past become entwined with her own. When she finally returns to the blood-stained streets of Paris, she finds everything—and everyone—very much changed. In a city where alliances shift overnight, no one knows whom to trust. Faced with looming war, the mystery of her family’s past, and the man she loves near death, Hélène will soon find out if doing one wrong thing will make everything right, or if it will simply push her closer to the guillotine.

The Necessary Angel
  • Author : Christian Karlson Stead
  • Publisher : Aurora Large Print
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Authors
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN Code: 9781787820005

Summary: Max Jackson, a New Zealander living and lecturing in Paris, has a complicated arrangement with his estranged French wife, Louise. In love with his younger Sorbonne colleague Sylvie, he finds himself entangled with Helen, a troubled young English student. When a Cezanne painting goes missing from Louise's apartment, the boundaries he has struggled to maintain threaten to collapse.

Baking School
  • Author : Justin Gellatly,Louise Gellatly,Matthew Jones
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-08-31
  • Category: Cooking
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0241978785

Summary: Mastering bread and pastry at home, from sourdough to pizza, croissants to doughnuts. Best known for Justin's world-famous doughnuts, the Bread Ahead Bakery in Borough Market is also home to their Bakery School, where thousands have learned to make sourdough, croissants, Swedish ryebread, pizza and much more besides. Now, using this book, you can too, from the comfort of your own home. Divided into sections including English, French, Italian, American, Eastern European and Nordic baking, there are also chapters on sourdough, gluten-free baking and flatbreads. Last but not least, there is of course a chapter on doughnuts - everything you need to know to make Justin's famed 'pillows of joy', from the classic vanilla custard to salted honeycomb.