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Making of the Atomic Bomb By Richard Rhodes

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Making of the Atomic Bomb By Richard Rhodes
Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political realities that led to the development of the atomic bomb.This sweeping account begins in the 19th century, with the discovery of nuclear fission, and continues to World War Two and the Americans? race to beat HiTler?s Nazis. That competition launched the Manhattan Project and the nearly overnight construction of a vast military-industrial complex that culminated in the fateful dropping of the first bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Reading like a character-driven suspense novel, the book introduces the players in this saga of physics, politics, and human psychology?from FDR and Einstein to t…

Detachment Bravo By John Weisman

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Detachment Bravo By John Weisman
From top-secret diplomatic tunnels beneath London to the high seas off the Azores, the New York Times bestselling SEAL commando of eight explosive thrillers takes on a lethal group of Irish Republican Army terrorists inROGUE WARRIORDETACHMENT BRAVOThe Rogue Warrior is back in a fast-paced, furioUs, in-your-face adventure! This time he's on the hunt for a high-tech army that smashed the Good Friday Peace Accord and killed a half dozen American and British CEOs. Launched by two self-financed, new-generation terrorists, this murderous wing of the IRA has an even bigger assault planned -- one that promises to stun the world. Now, along with a special ops team made up of Brits, SEALS, spies, and NSA operatives, Marcinko is determined to stop them, but there are a few unknowns: they don't know the target, they don't know the date, and they don't know where the terror is going down.

Walking with Friends By Steve Eubanks

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Walking with Friends By Steve Eubanks
In Walking with Friends, D.J. Gregory, a thirty-yearold who has cerebral palsy, describes his year of traveling with the PGA tour and walking every course. For D.J., this experience has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream as well as a search for inspiration, but it has also become a source of inspiration for countless others. D.J. started watching golf with his father when he was twelve years old. While becoming a professional player, joining the amateur ranks, oR even becoming a caddy were never realistic considerations because of his cerebral palsy, being able to walk the courses that the golfers?D.J.?s heroes? played was a dream D.J. never gave up on. Over the course of the 2008 PGA tour, D.J. teamed up with the PGA and made his dream come true. It was the ultimate challenge (D.J. compares walking 18 holes of golf for him to running a 10K with a couple of sandbags tied around your waist; he walked each round?four tournament rounds, plus a p…

Nancy Reagan By Kitty Kelley

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Nancy Reagan By Kitty Kelley
A shocking portrait of the 1980s, America, and the woman whose position helped shape the values and policies of the Reagan administRation.Through over 1,000 interviews collected during four years of exhaustive research and reporting, Kelley reveals Nancy Reagan as a superb public performer, a vain, materialistic social climber, a bitter foe and formidable strategist?an American phenomenon.

The Enchantress By Allison Hobbs

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The Enchantress By Allison Hobbs
Bestselling author Allison Hobbs's latest creation features a complex web of ghosts, evil spirits, the crimes of the antebellum South, and the endless depths of revenge. Eris is a fallen goddess who has been demoted to roam the earth in the guise of a slave. Intending to become the mistress of the plantation, she uses her dark powers to bewitch and sexually enslave her owner, Arthur Stovall. Her plan, however, goes awry and Eris is banished to the dark realm -- the dwelling place for corrupt and depraved souls. With an uncontrollable desire for vengeance upon the Stovall family, Eris uses trickery to escape this lower dimension. However, two hundred years have passed and settling the score with the plantation master is no longer an option. Undeterred, Eris turns her merciless intentions toward the last descendant of the Stovall line, who happens to be an African-American male, making her road to revenge much more complicated. With an all-encompas…

My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life By Kate Feiffer

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My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life By Kate Feiffer
Everyone has only nice things to say about my mom. Everyone likes her. She looks nice. She bakes great cookies and makes me feel better when I have a bad day. But would a really nice mom do embarrassing things like kiss me in public and tell loud jokes that no one thinks are funny? Well, my mom does those terrible things and worse - that's why I am sure that I have the most embarrassing mom in the world and that my mom is trying to ruin my life... Or is she? .

The Savior By Eugene Drucker

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The Savior By Eugene Drucker
A magnetic debut novel from world-renowned violinist Eugene Drucker Set during the final weeks of World War II, The Savior is the story of Gottfried Keller, a young German violinist. Exempted from military service, Keller is burdened with the demoralizing task of playing for wounded soldiers in hospitals and makeshift infirmaries. As he leaves his apartment one morning to pick up a new assignment at headquarters, Keller finds an SS driver waiting for him and is escorted without explanation to a labor camp outside his town. There he iS introduced to the camp's Kommandant, who tells Keller that he will spend the next four days performing for the inmates as part of an experiment in reviving hope in those who have lost it completely. Overwhelmed by fear and compelled by the temptation of using his talent to affect others so powerfully, Keller finds himself playing a series of concerts for the prisoners -- and seeing with his own eyes the horrifying truth…

The Presidents Club By Nancy Gibbs

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The Presidents Club By Nancy Gibbs
The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower?s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history?s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blamE Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama.Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history. .

Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer

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Canterbury Tales By Geoffrey Chaucer
The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as full of life and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the Wife of Bath, and others who makE up the cast of characters -- including Chaucer himself -- are real people, with human emotions and weaknesses. When it is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time when Latin was the standard literary language across western Europe, the magnitude of his achievement is even more remarkable. But Chaucer's genius needs no historical introduction; it bursts forth from every page of The Canterbury Tales.

Answering the 8 Criesof the Spirited Child By David Arp

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Answering the 8 Criesof the Spirited Child By David Arp
Besides feeling ready to pull their hair out, parents of spirited children are often convinced that their spirited child would behave better if only Mom or Dad were smarter, wiser or more patient! In their new book on"difficult" children, child development experts Claudia and David Arp remind readers tHat there's no such thing as a Super Parent. Having a spirited child can make parenting more intense and sometimes overwhelming, but you can begin to recognize the eight most common cries for help and what they really mean: "Look at me!" "Did I do good?" "You're not listening!" "Let me do it my way!" "You can't make me anymore!" "I hate you!" "I can do it myself!" and "I am a big kid already!" The Arps -- with humor, compassion, insights from Scripture, and the latest in research -- show you ways to develop win-win strategies for nu…

No Wonder My Parents Drank By Jay Mohr

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No Wonder My Parents Drank By Jay Mohr
YOU?LL NEVER SLEEP IN THIS TOWN AGAINFrom Saturday Night Live to stand-up, from a blockbuster film career to the star of CBS?s hit television show Gary Unmarried, Jay Mohr is one of the funniest people in comedy today. Now, in this down and dirty tale of modern fatherhood, Mohr shares his stories as a first-time parent. No Wonder My Parents Drank reveals the details behind Mohr?s humiliating test-tube conception attempts and then recounts the trauma of not only having to keep this child alive, but having to spend time alone with him! He waxEs poetic about dirty diapers; spins theories on spanking; and mulls over the more hidden advantages of parenthood, like carpool lane access, carte blanche to use the ladies restroom, and an alibi for missing family dinners. Mohr describes, in painfully funny detail, the bizarre situations that all parents inevitably face but can never prepare for (such as when his kid discovered his dog?s rear end) as well as m…

Accidental It Girl By Libby Street

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Accidental It Girl By Libby Street
What comes around... Photographer Sadie Price is known for her thick skin and infallible instincts. A lofty education has made her skilled in her craft, and a fear of poverty -- and love for Jimmy Choo -- has made her one of the East Coast's most savvy paparazzi. She keeps her exhilarating but sometimes hectic life manageable by staying on the right siDe of the razor-thin line between celebrity photographers and the stalkerazzi. But all that changes when Sadie locks horns with one of Hollywood's hottest bachelors. ...goes around. Something about Ethan Wyatt's charisma and startling good looks throws Sadie off her game. Something about Sadie's dogged determination -- and a very compromising picture she snaps -- throws Ethan off his. Hatching a scheme befitting the silver screen that made him famous, Ethan sets out to give Sadie a taste of her own medicine. And when her life almost instantly becomes as frenzied as those of the "I…

Technology and War By Martin Van Creveld

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Technology and War By Martin Van Creveld
In this impressive work, van Creveld considers man's use of technology over the past 4,000 years and its impact oN military organization, weaponary, logistics, intelligence, communications, transportation, and command. This revised paperback edition has been updated to include an account of the range of technology in the recent Gulf War.

Real Life By Phil McGraw

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Real Life By Phil McGraw
The #1 New York Times bestselling advice guru, Dr. Phil McGraw, presents a practical and inspiring guide to overcoming life?s seven biggest crises.Sooner or later, every adult faces a potentially devastating situation. Dealing with the stress of a traumatic event?whether it?s the loss of a loved one or a sudden illness?requires skills and insights very different to those used to manage day-to-day turbulence. And no author is as equipped as Dr. Phil to guide readers in navigating their most trying moments. With his trademark calm and prescriptive approach, Dr. Phil divides these life-altering events into seven categories?including loss, fear, adaptability (or lack thereof), physical and mental health?and then teaches readers how to take control in each case. He identifies the different problems that can arise during crisis, from forced changes in plans to fraught emotions to indecision, and shows how to overcome them, step by step. Real Life offers advice both o…

Three Little Words By Ashley Rhodes-Courter

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Three Little Words By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
"Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama." Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. As her mother spirals out of control, AsHley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster care system. Painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly become consumed by real-life horrors, where Ashley is juggled between caseworkers, shuffled from school to school, and forced to endure manipulative,humiliating treatment from a very abusive foster family. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.

Antimatter By John Vornholt

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Antimatter By John Vornholt
The Bajoran shipyard is assigned to build an engine for a new starship, a project which could be instrumental in revitalizing the planet's war-ravished economy. As Commander Sisko awaits the arrival of a tanker containing the antimatter thaT will power the starship, a band of hijackers captures the extremely valuable cargo and escapes through the wormhole. When the hijacking spurs a political debate, Major Kira struggles to mediate the dispute between the opposing factions. Meanwhile, Sisko makes a desperate move to retrieve the antimatter. With the stability of the Bajoran economy at stake, Sisko, Dax, and Odo infiltrate the hijackers, a move that could have deadly consequences for them and the planet Bajor. .

Main Event By Brian Shields

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Main Event By Brian Shields
Every saturday night in the eighties fans would gather around their television to watch, not Saturday Night Live, but Saturday Night The Main Event. WWE wrestling beat the ratings for the most talked about show on television week after week. Here is that era captured.?Introducing your champion, from Venice Beach, California, at three hundred and three pounds?Hulk Hogan! And his challenger . . .? Hearing those words ring out across the arena meant you were there. It didn't matter if you were there in person, or watching on television or closed circuit. You weRe in the place where everyone wanted to be. You could feel the crowd; as the tension built, you were swept up and into the action. You knew you were going to witness history. You were experiencing the main event at a live WWE show. It seemed that wrestling had changed overnight, that the men who entered the squared circle were suddenly larger than life. Everyone wanted to see the behemoth Hulk Hogan …

Lee's Lieutenants Third Volume Abridged By Douglas Southall Freeman

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Lee's Lieutenants Third Volume Abridged By Douglas Southall Freeman
Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American Civil War, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee.The Confederacy won resounding victories throughout the war, but seldom easily or without tRemendous casualties. Death was always on the heels of fame, but the men who commanded -- among them Jackson, Longstreet, and Ewell -- developed as leaders and men. Lee's Lieutenants follows these men to the costly battle at Gettysburg, through the deepening twilight of the South's declining military might, and finally to the collapse of Lee's command and his formal surrender in 1865. To his unparalleled descriptions of men and operations, Dr. Freeman adds an insightful analysis of the …

The Colors of Cold By J. M. Sidorova

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The Colors of Cold By J. M. Sidorova
A stunning new ebook original story by J. M. SidorovaIncludes an exclusive excerpt of Sidorova?s acclaimed debut novel, The Age of Ice.Speculative fiction icon John Crowley calls J. M. Sidorova?s The Age of Ice ?marvelous.? Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club, hails it as ?everything you could want in a novel.? Now, in this special ebook-only story, Sidorova returns to the world of The Age of Ice?her captivating blend of fiction, history, and fantasy?offering a mesmerizing new tale of the power of cold.In April 1814, just days after NapoLéon?s defeat by the coalition of the European powers, Prince Alexander Velitzyn, the hero of The Age of Ice, is drifting around Paris, coming to grips with the brutality of the war and his role in it. Unbeknownst to him, Alexander strolls through the same passageways as another human being just like him.Hidden behind costume and makeup, twenty-two-year-old Cherie performs a daily show in the Palais…

The Thief Taker By Janet Gleeson

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The Thief Taker By Janet Gleeson
In the cellar there was no sound at all except her own breathing and the soft rustle of her skirts. After her eyes had grown accustomed to the dark, she noticed a niche in the wall a yard from where she stood. She saw something there about the size of her fist. Agnes quietly picked it up. It was wrapped in a cloth and surprisingly heavy. . . a pistol, the hilt filthy wIth mud and dirt. Suddenly she heard the chinking sound of glasses nearby. There was no mistaking the voices now. Before she had time to call out, another door creaked open and the pair emerged from the darkness. Agnes Meadowes is cook to the Blanchards of Foster Lane, the renowned London silversmiths. Preparing jugged hare, oyster loaves, almond soup, and other delicacies for the family has given her a dependable life for herself and her son. But when the Blanchards' most prestigious commission, a giant silver wine cooler, is stolen and a young apprentice murdered, Theodore Blanchard…

Hula Done It? By Maddy Hunter

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Hula Done It? By Maddy Hunter
Dead in the Water For travel escort Emily Andrew and her fellow Iowans, aloha means "hello" to all the sun, surf, and scrumptious cuisine their Hawaiian cruise has to offer. But for Professor Dorian Smoker, a renowned expert on the legendary Captain Cook, aloha also means "good-bye" -- as in "mAn overboard." Sure, it could have been an accident. But Emily wonders if some guest with a grudge might have knocked off the opinionated professor. Or maybe it had something to do with that missing journal Nana's friend lent him -- the one with the mysterious treasure map. Emily figures the map is probably a fake. But when another copy turns up, she and her friends take off, rafting down rivers and plunging through jungles to find the treasure themselves. Unfortunately, Professor Smoker's killer just might have the same idea. And this tropical heat wave could quickly turn into a crime wave...

When Society Becomes an Addict By Anne Wilson Schaef

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When Society Becomes an Addict By Anne Wilson Schaef
An incisive look at the sysTem of addiction pervasive in Western society today. .

Diamond Heart By Montague

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Diamond Heart By Montague
She would tempt the devil himself?Rhea Derwent was a woman of whispering silks and emerald eyes: a vision of heaven, but a portent of hell to the three men she vowed to destroy. Born to poverty and despair, Rhea had lived for this moment, when she would ascend to the pinnacle of London society tO avenge the unspeakable crimes against a woman who had died too young. But she hadn?t reckoned on Ramon, the aristocratic painter who made her his muse and stole the heart she thought was shuttered to love. Ramon?s image burned in her flesh while she lured other men to their destruction?spurred on by her mother?s shocking diary, a wrenching record of infamy that made Rhea its slave. From London?s slums to its grand salons, from opulent Edwardian society to the Amazon?s darkest jungles, Rhea followed her destiny?and tried to flee from the sweet torment of a love she could never escape?

Love's Damage By TimothyMichael Carson

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Love's Damage By TimothyMichael Carson
On the heels of Timothy Michael Carson?s critically acclaimed When the Truth Lies, comes his next enthralling page-turner, Love?s Damage. Kenton, Shawna, and Anjel can?t seem to elude heartache no matter how hard they try. Trying to redefine the laws that govern the heart, each attempts to find and keep love by playing by their own rules. But can they avoid the ups and downs, twists and turns, and make-ups to break-ups long enough to find what each is looking for? Kenton has had his share of being played and has decided to turn the tables. TirEd of having his heart broken, he decides to become the heartbreaker instead and makes a personal vow to never again become a victim of love?s wrath. But how long can one truly elude the rules of love? His cousin, Shawna, doesn?t believe in playing by anyone?s rules. After a previous relationship left her jilted, she adapts a ?love?em and leave?em? attitude until a chance meeting makes her rethink her app…

Boys and Girls Like You and Me By Aryn Kyle

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Boys and Girls Like You and Me By Aryn Kyle
ARYN KYLE, whose award-winning novel The God of Animals was hailed as "reason for readers to rejoice" (USA Today), turns her gift for storytelling to the lives of girls and women in this spectacular collection. These eleven stories showcase Kyle?s keen eye for character, her humor, and her uncanny grasp of the loneliness, selfishness, and longing that underlie female experience. In "Nine," a young girl given to exaggeration escapes a humiliating ninth birthDay celebration with the help of her father?s new girlfriend. The dubious benefits of sleeping with one?s boss are revealed when a bookstore manager defends an employee from an irate customer in the hilarious "Sex Scenes from a Chain Bookstore." A raid on a neighbor?s meth lab strengthens the unlikely friendship between a solitary woman and a Goth teenage girl in "Boys and Girls Like You and Me." And in a notable exception to the rule, "Captain?s…