Draws on recently declassified documents to chronicle one of the most disastrous presidencies in U.S. history, presenting a portrait of a brilliant man overcome by his deep insecurities and his distrust of his cabinet, Congress, and the American people.
"Professional assassin John Lago faces off against his deadliest adversary yet--his wife. At the end of The Intern's Handbook, John tracks down his nemesis Alice but instead of putting a bullet in her head, he puts a ring on her finger and marries her. Together, they execute a hostile takeover of Human Resources, Inc., the "placement agency" that trains young assassins to infiltrate corporations disguised as interns and knock off high profile targets. As HR's former top operatives, they are successful until conflicting management styles cause an ugly breakup that locks John out of the bedroom and the boardroom. But when Alice takes on a new HR target, John is forced to return to the office battlefield in a role he swore he would never play again: the intern. What starts out as a deadly showdown turns into the two of them fighting side by side to save HR, Inc.--and their marriage" -- provided by publisher.
An unapologetic filmmaker uses the stories of those around her to create movies that bring her both critical acclaim and ire from the people whose secrets she has exposed.
"Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquín Murrieta are fixed in the American imagination as towering legends of the Old West. But that has not always been the case. There was a time when these men were largely forgotten relics of a bygone era. Then, in the early twentieth century, an obscure Chicago newspaperman changed all that. Walter Noble Burns (1872-1932) served with the First Kentucky Infantry during the Spanish-American War and covered General John J. Pershing's pursuit of Pancho Villa in Mexico as a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. However history-making these forays may seem, they were only the beginning. In the last six years of his life, Burns wrote three books that propelled New Mexico outlaw Billy the Kid, Tombstone marshal Wyatt Earp, and California bandit Joaquín Murrieta into the realm of legend. Despite Burns's remarkable command of his subjects--based on exhaustive research and interviews--he has been largely ignored by scholars because of the popular, even occasionally fictional, approach he employed. In American Mythmaker, the first literary biography of Burns, Mark J. Dworkin brings Burns out of the shadows. Through careful analysis of The Saga of Billy the Kid (1926), Tombstone : an Iliad of the Southwest (1927), and The Robin Hood of Eldorado : the Saga of Joaquin Murrieta (1932) and their reception, Dworkin shows how Burns used his journalistic training to introduce the history of the American West to his era's general readership. In the process, Burns made his subjects household names. Are Burns's books fact or fiction? Was he a historian or a novelist? Dworkin considers these questions as he uncovers the story behind Burns's mythmaking works. A long-overdue biography of a writer who shaped our idea of Western history, American Mythmaker documents in fascinating detail the fashioning of some of the greatest American legends"-- Provided by publisher.
"The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's bizarre outbursts and subsequent descent into madness. As their home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts plight for a reality television show"--Book jacket.
A legal scholar exposes the psychological forces that undermine the American criminal justice system, arguing that unless hidden biases are addressed, social inequality will widen, and proposes reforms to prevent injustice and help achieve true equality before the law.
Princess Mia and her Prince Charming plan their fairy tale wedding--but a few poisoned apples could turn this happily-ever-after into a royal nightmare.
"150 all-new quick and easy recipes to help you extend and maintain the 21-Day Tummy Diet. Featuring sample menus for each phase, easy to follow tips on how to create your own Belly Buddy recipes, and inspirational stories from the Tummy Testers, who collectively lost 90 pounds in 3 weeks, shed 29 inches from their waists, and reported fewer digestive symptoms and happier tummies. Belly bulges plague millions of Americans. So does bloating, heartburn, and other tummy troubles. It's no coincidence. As Reader's Digest editor-in-chief and weight loss expert Liz Vaccariello revealed in 21-Day Tummy Diet, the same foods can both pack on the pounds and lead to gastrointestinal problems--and the culprits may surprise you. Luckily, there are also foods that can help us both shrink and soothe our stomachs. In 21-Day Tummy Diet Cookbook, you'll find 150 all-new quick and easy recipes featuring amazing Belly Buddies such as blueberries, potatoes, and tomatoes, including: • Fast and filling breakfasts such as Potato, Ham and Cheddar Hash and Blueberry Corn Muffins, plus all new variations on the Belly Soother Smoothie [bullet] Soothing and satisfying soups such as Italian Tomato and Meatball Soup and Chicken Chard Soup with Pasta [bullet] Nourishing entrees and one-dish mains such as Tex-Mex Cheeseburger, Hazelnut-Stuffed Pork Chops, and Chicken Mac and Cheese [bullet] Simply delicious sides and salads such as Cherry Tomato and Forbidden Rice Salad, Tuscan Green Beans, and Home-Fries [bullet] Delectable desserts such as Chocolate-Chip Walnut Cookies, Blueberry Shortcakes, and Mochachino Cupcakes. Plus you'll find sample menus for each phase of the 21-Day Tummy Diet, easy-to-follow tips on how to create your own Belly Buddy recipes, and inspirational stories from the Tummy Testers, who collectively lost 90 pounds in 3 weeks, shed 29 inches from their waists, and all reported fewer digestive symptoms and happier tummies"-- Provided by publisher.
"On March 25, 1911, as workers were getting ready to leave for the day, a fire broke out in the Triangle shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village. Within minutes it spread to consume the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside: their ladders simply weren't tall enough. People on the street watched in horror as desperate workers jumped to their deaths. The final toll was 146 people - 123 of them women. It was the worst workplace disaster in New York City History." "This harrowing yet compulsively readable book is both a chronicle of the Triangle shirtwaist fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age. It follows the waves of Jewish and Italian immigration that inundated New York in the early years of the century, filling its slums and supplying its garment factories with cheap, mostly female labor. It portrays the Dickensian work conditions that led to a massive waist-worker's strike in which an unlikely coalition of socialists, so
When Tom Orange rescues a mysterious young woman from a flooded river, he senses that their fates will deeply intertwine. At first, she claims to remember nothing, and rumor animates Root-an isolated settlement deep in a strange wilderness. Benjamin Knox, the town doctor, attends to her recovery and learns her name is Molly. As the town inspects its young visitor, she encounters a world teeming with wonders and oddities. She also hears of the Maimers, masked thieves who terrorize the surrounding woods. As dark forces encircle the town, the truth of Molly's past spills into the present. A desperate voyage. A genius brother. A tragedy she hasn't fully escaped. Molly and Tom must then decide between surviving apart or risking everything together. Dennis Mahoney's Bell Weather is an otherworldly and kinetic story that blends history, fantasy, mystery, and adventure, to mesmerizing effect.
"Evan Thomas delivers the best single-volume biography of Richard Nixon to date, a radical, unique portrait of a complicated figure who was both determinedly optimistic and tragically flawed. The New York Times bestselling author of Ikes Bluff and Sea of Thunder, Thomas brings new life to one of American historys most infamous, paradoxical, and enigmatic politicians, dispensing with myths to achieve an intimate and evenhanded look at the actual man"-- From publisher description.
"Some call me Shaman Bond, but I was born Eddie Drood, the latest in a long line of folks who chase monsters out of closets for a living to keep humanity safe from all that is dark, demonic, and just downright evil. Needless to say, we've made our fair share of enemies over the centuries and made some questionable bargains. In exchange for the power to fight the forces of darkness, my parents signed over their souls. They're not the only ones who've made deals with Heaven, Hell, and every otherworldly realm in between, but now the bill's due for several big names in the supernatural community. Including my girl, Molly. She, my parents, and other major players have been kidnapped so they'll pay up or participate in the "Big Game." The rules are simple, get from one side of the pocket dimension to the other and kill your competitors. The winner's debt is paid in full, and the losers get themselves permanently lost, body and soul, forever. To save my loved ones, I've got to become a ringer in this deadly contest that's undoubtedly rigged by the Powers That Be"-- Provided by publisher.
After the arrest and imprisonment of her father, who was one of the guilty players in the schemes of the "Wolf of Wall Street," the author details the harsh realities of a fall from grace as she and her family dealt with addiction, depression, homelessness, and loss.
"The seven years between the birth of Etgar Keret's son and the death of his father were good years, though still full of reasons to worry. Lev is born in the midst of a terrorist attack. Etgar's father gets cancer. The threat of constant war looms over their home and permeates daily life"--Provided by publisher.
1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something. When Grace Carrow, an Oxford physicist, unwittingly interferes, Thaniel is torn between opposing loyalties.
The relationship between Rosie and Alex evolves from childhood best friends into something more, as separation, an unexpected pregnancy, and other romances turn their lives upside down.
"The village of Grand Lake, Colorado located at 8,367 feet above sea level, is the western gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park amid the Never Summer Wilderness Area. Nestled along the shores of the largest, deepest, and--many suspect--coldest natural lake in Colorado, the village presents a charming portrait of snow-capped peaks, moose hollows, and glacier-fed waters that surround a town with wood boardwalks and historic hewn-log hotels. We present mostly the "then" and some of the "now" of Grand Lake, which are both unusually similar and equally admired by residents and visitors alike"--Back cover.
A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, Blackout is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure--the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most--but getting yourself back in return.
"A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story. In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City's most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, the library's leaders forged an audacious plan to sell off multiple branch libraries, mutilate a historic building, and send millions of books to a storage facility in New Jersey. Scholars, researchers, and readers would be out of luck, but real estate developers and New York's Mayor Bloomberg would get what they wanted. But when the story broke, the people fought back, as famous writers, professors, and citizens' groups came together to defend a national treasure. Rich with revealing interviews with key figures, Patience and Fortitude is at once a hugely readable history of the library's secret plans, and a stirring account of a rare triumph against the forces of money and power"-- Provided by publisher.
Presents five works from American writer John Steinbeck, all portraying life in rural California.
"Retired FBI agent Brigid Quinn knows how difficult it can be to overcome one's past. But she is nothing if not a fighter. Even when the return of a serial killer from her past threatened to derail her new marriage, she managed to hold on to the life she's been trying to build in Tucson with her husband, Carlo. At first, the new challenges in her life seem pretty mundane compared to a serial killer. After her sister-in-law dies, Brigid's nineteen-year-old niece Gemma Kate comes to live with her and Carlo, to establish Arizona residency before starting college. Brigid doesn't exactly love the idea, especially since there's always been something unsettling about Gemma Kate, but family is family. Meanwhile, Brigid agrees to help a local couple by investigating the death of their son--until dangerous things start to happen. As the menace comes closer and closer to home, Brigid starts to wonder if she can trust anyone. After spending her career hunting sexual predators, Brigid has seen her share of evil. Nevertheless, the worst threats are not always easy to spot, even when they are right in front of you--partly because few people manage to be pure evil. But Brigid knows it's what you don't see, what you never expected, that can be the most treacherous.."-- Provided by publisher.
After being robbed of her wallet and passport while on a mysterious trip to Morocco, a woman feels a strange freedom of being stripped of her identity and soon begins pretending to be a well-known film star.