"John Harper has just made a discovery: the father he believed to be dead for more than thirty years is alive, though lying in a coma in a Manhattan hospital. Returning home to New York brings with it memories of childhood, many of them painful, and yet Harper could never have prepared himself for the truth. Confronted with the reality of his father's existence, Harper finds himself seduced by a lifestyle that he seems to have inherited--an underworld life of power, treachery, and menace. As he desperately tries to uncover the facts of his own past, he is faced with one lie after another, and with each new discovery he becomes more and more entangled in a dark and shocking conspiracy... "-- Provided by publisher.
An encyclopedic guide to issues related to the modern woman: pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more, from the creators of jezebel.com.
"An analysis of the lesser-known contributions of pragmatic conservatives who worked diligently throughout the American Revolution to combat radicalism and establish key economic foundations. Also offers insight into the political disagreements among the nation's founding fathers that threatened to divide the fledgling nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Utilizes a physical, mental, and emotional self-appraisal to provides a thirty-day plan to preparing for love and discovering a soul mate.
"Bijou the Artificer is a Wizard of Messaline, the City of Jackals. She and her partner--and rival--Kaulas the Necromancer, along with the martial Prince Salih, comprise the Bey's elite band of trouble-solving adventurers. But Messaline is built on the ruins of a still more ancient City of Jackals. So when two foreign Wizards and a bard from the mysterious western isles cross the desert in pursuit of a sorcerer intent on plundering the deadly artifacts of lost Erem, Bijou and her companions must join their hunt. The quest will take them through strange passages, beneath the killing light of alien suns, with the price of failure the destruction of every land"--From publisher description.
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2012 which were originally published in American periodicals.
Invites readers to embrace God by going "all in" and placing all that they have into God's hands, which will mean getting much more than they ever sacrificed.
Daniel Alpert, a progressive Wall Street banker and economist, argues that we are living in the age of oversupply. A global labor glut, a flood of excess productive capacity, and the persistent availability of cheap money have kept the developed world in a perpetual slump--which is unlikely to right itself without new policy solutions. For decades, economists and political leaders failed to see the signs of what became a cataclysmic shift in the global economy. Distracted by a technology boom and massive debt bubble, advanced nations failed to assess the full impact of the flood of labor and capital unleashed by the end of socialist economies until the most recent financial crisis exposed it. As the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and others continue to poach jobs from Western Europe, Japan, and the United States, prosperity in the developed world remains under threat"-- Provided by publisher.
A collection of historic and contemporary photographs which chronicle the history of the United States military branches from the founding of the nation through the march through Afghanistan.
"The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience and courage. In a sport constantly dogged by blood-doping scandals, he seemed above the fray. Then, in January 2013, the legend imploded. He admitted doping during the Tours and, in an interview with Oprah, described his 'mythic, perfect story' as 'one big lie.' But his admission raised more questions than it answered--because he didn't say who had helped him dope or how he skillfully avoided getting caught. The Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell broke the news at every turn. In Wheelmen they reveal the broader story of how Armstrong and his supporters used money, power, and cutting-edge science to conquer the world's most diffcult race. Wheelmen introduces U.S. Postal Service Team owner Thom Weisel, who in a brazen power play ousted USA Cycling's top leadership and gained control of the sport in the United States, ensuring Armstrong's dominance. Meanwhile, sponsors fought over contracts with Armstrong as the entire sport of cycling began to benefit from the 'Lance effect.' What had been a quirky, working-class hobby became the pastime of the Masters of the Universe set. Wheelmen offers a riveting look at what happens when enigmatic genius breaks loose from the strictures of morality. It reveals the competitiveness and ingenuity that sparked blood-doping as an accepted practice, and shows how the Americans methodically constructed an international operation of spies and revolutionary technology to reach the top. At last exposing the truth about Armstrong and American cycling, Wheelmen paints a living portrait of what is, without question, the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports."--Provided by publisher.
The former governor of Minnesota teams up with a successful author and some of the most respected and influential assassination researchers to provide all the conspiracy angles of this notable event in American history.
The author traces his rise from street activist to influential advocate while sharing behind-the-scenes accounts of major events from the past decade and discussing the evolution of his views on such issues as immigration and gay rights.
For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will.
Nawaz Maajid, a former ranking member in the London-based Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, was sent to an Egyptian prison during a roundup of radical Muslims after 9/11. He came out of jail four years later, completely changed, having been jailed along with the assassins of President Anwar Sadat, who's views on Islam and violence had changed over 20 their years in prison. Nawaz was convinced that his entire belief system had been wrong and once released started Quilliam, a foundation to combat the rising Islamist tide in Europe and elsewhere.
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from ten years of the oral history project's archives, collecting conversations that celebrate the power of the human bond and capture the moment at which individuals become family. Between blood relations, friends, coworkers and neighbors, in the most trying circumstances and in the unlikeliest of places, enduring connections are formed and lives are forever changed.
"Susan Forward ... offers a powerful look at the devastating impact unloving mothers have on their daughters--and provides clear, effective techniques for overcoming that painful legacy. In more than 35 years as a therapist, Forward has worked with large numbers of women struggling to escape the emotional damage inflicted by the women who raised them. Subjected to years of criticism, competition, role-reversal, smothering control, emotional neglect and abuse, these women are plagued by anxiety and depression, relationship problems, lack of confidence and difficulties with trust. They doubt their worth, and even their ability to love. Forward examines the Narcissistic Mother, the Competitive Mother, the Overly Enmeshed mother, the Control Freak, Mothers who need Mothering, and mothers who abuse or fail to protect their daughters from abuse."--Publisher description.
Drawing on newly opened archives as well as memoirs, oral histories and interviews with his top aides, a congressional historian and political insider looks at JFK's Senate years during which his presidential ambitions were born and first realized.
Jesse Griffiths, a chef, butcher, and hunting teacher, combines traditional methods of field dressing, butchering, and preparing fish and game with eighty-five rustic mouthwatering recipes, suitable for the novice and experienced cook alike. Griffiths teaches us how to scale, clean, skin, stuff, fillet, grill, braise, and fry a myriad of wild seafood, poultry, and game."-- from publisher's description.
"... a tangled tale of rural noir. Author Mark Pinsky was profoundly struck by Nancy?s story as a college student in North Carolina in 1970. Here, Pinsky presents the evolution of his investigation and also delves into the brutal history of Madison County, the site of a Civil War massacre that earned it the sobriquet 'Bloody Madison.' Met Her on the Mountain is a stirring mix of true crime, North Carolina political history, and one man?s devotion to finding the truth"--From publisher description.