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By the author of breakout WW II era alternate history Himmler' s War and Rising Sun, a compelling alternate history thriller. After winning WW I, Germany invades America in 1920, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists. Consider another 1920: Imperial Germany has become the most powerful nation in the world. In 1914, she had crushed England, France, and Russia in a war that was short but entirely devastating. By 1920, Kaiser Wilhelm II is looking for new lands to devour. The United States is fast becoming an economic super-power and the only nation that can conceivably threaten Germany. The U.S. is militarily inept, however, and is led by a sick and delusional president who wanted to avoid war at any price. Thus, Germany is able to ship a huge army to Mexico to support a puppet government. Her real goal: the invasion and permanent conquest of California and Texas. America desperately resists as the mightiest and most brutal army in the world in a battle fought on land, at sea, and in the air as enemy armies savagely marched up on California, and move north towards a second Battle of the Alamo. Only the indomitable spirit of freedom can answer the Kaiser's challenge.
Bringing attachment theory essentials to everyday life. A revolution is under way in how we understand the nature of relationships, how we develop in those relationships, and how our brains function synergistically in connection with others. This field is known as attachment theory, and until now most of the cutting-edge insights have been written in " researcher-speak" and reserved for neurologists, psychologists, and others in the healing professions. Here veteran therapist and specialist in attachment disorders Daniel A. Hughes demystifies the research for lay people. By summarizing in short " keys" the theory and brain science that underpin our ability to form relationships, he skillfully reveals how we can become better friends, spouses, siblings, and children. For anyone interested in how to develop meaningful new relationships or how to deepen and enrich their current ones, this audiobook makes sense of it all.
Rebecca Lucas is on the run again, running from rumors, running from reality, and most of all, running from Will, her best friend and soul mate. This time Rebecca is ready to reclaim the life she left behind in Salisbury before the burial of her mother and the handling of her mother' s estate. Time away, however, has done little to alleviate her biggest problem-- her coworker Kenny Burke and the indecent proposal he pitched to her before leaving town. She' s back, and he uses every resource at his disposal to get her to go along with his plan. Will Donovan, the man left in the trail of Rebecca' s taillights and exhaust fumes, has a few problems of his own. His father' s secrets have left the senior Pastor Donovan ousted from his longtime position as leader of Grace Apostle Methodist Church, and Will with one foot in the door. As a mandate of the church board, Will must apply and compete for his dad' s job. His competition is the very charismatic and well-connected Danny Glass Jr., heir of a televangelist empire. Will seems to be the only one questioning why Danny is on his turf when he has his own father to succeed. He struggles with the integrity of his decisions in an effort to carve out his own identity in ministry. For Will and Rebecca, the Path to Promise is far from a utopian street paved with gold. Will their paths, marred with their own obstacles, cross and lead them to the promises of God'
When Stella leaves London for a small village in Sussex, she hopes that the country life will be conducive to her journey toward self-discovery. She'll have no more insipid lover, dead end job, or controlling parents to endure. But, as an au pair for a dispiriting family, she's stalked by bad-tempered people, misfortune from weather and wildlife, and unwelcome suitors. Spunky and resourceful, she manages to keep a stiff upper lip, even when her darkest secret manages to catch up with her. Jenny Sterlin sparkles in her role as the irrepressible Stella. Even in the face of Stella's angst and touching vulnerability, you will find it impossible to stifle your laughter.
Pure Princess, Bartered Bride stars Princess Gabrielle, a pure and true royal who has caught the eye of dashing rake Luc Garnier. After arranging a marriage, Luc is shocked to discover the princess is just as proper in public as she is behind closed doors. Luc then makes it his mission to find the wanton hellcat she must keep hidden within.
In Montana Territory, one name above all others strikes fear and hatred in the hearts of the Crow Indians - John Jackson, better known these days as Liver-Eating Jackson. Consumed by grief and rage, the mountain man has brutally killed ten braves so far in his one-man war of vengeance against the Crow, who murdered his beloved wife. Smoke Jensen knows Jackson by another name - "friend." He's not sure to what extent Jackson's exploits are true - devastating loss and frontier savagery have certainly driven lesser men mad. While doing some trapping in the territory, Smoke hears that twenty of the Crow's most fearsome warriors have banded together to hunt down their nemesis. Without a second thought, he rushes to his old friend's aid. But even with Smoke Jensen at his side, the fierce and fearless Liver-Eating Jackson may not be able to beat the odds this time.
Wildlife sanctuary manager Bill Reed leads an idyllic life in rural Idaho. But when a childhood friend gets out of prison, Bill must confront the consequences of his own criminal youth.
We've entered a new era. Call it the age of imagination, ideation, conceptualization, creativity, innovation--take your pick. Creativity, mental flexibility, and collaboration have displaced one-dimensional intelligence and isolated determination as core ingredients of competitive advantage. But these methods and mindsets needed to drive innovation are only found by tapping into the discretionary levels of passion, creativity and initiative within us. This is where Out Think leadership comes in. In each chapter a key idea, behavior, or mindset shift is presented. The shift is illustrated through unparalleled interviews with business leaders conducted by the author. Techniques are described to show how the shift or idea can be implemented, with real-world examples. Assessments, exercises, and actionable messaging are highlighted throughout the audio book. Through interviews and collaboration with thought-leaders across industries, Out Think gathers insights, stories, and actionable take-aways, with an emphasis on results, that can drive the change that leaders want and need in their organizations.
Although she plans to go far enough away to break free from the streets, Secret may need a Plan B when her estranged father comes back into the picture. Secret is willing to forgive and forget the fact that her father robbed her of being a daddy' s girl by not being in her life. In fact, she welcomes him with open arms. But when he sets her up for a fall in which the landing could break her very being, she doesn' t know if she' ll ever be able to trust men again. Lucky has lost his best friend, Quick, who was gunned down along with Quick' s girlfriend, Tiffany. He can' t help but to feel guilt and shame, considering that near the end, Lucky hadn' t been a very good friend. When Lucky meets Secret by chance, could she be the one who makes him want to change his ways for the better, or will it be just the opposite, making Secret turn from a good girl to straight-up hood'
The Counterlife brings back Roth's most notorious character, the novelist Nathan Zuckerman. Now Nathan's married brother, Henry the dentist, is suffering from impotence as a result of taking heart medication-and he's willing to risk his life in a dangerous operation just to regain his sexual prowess in order to satisfy the needs of his office assistant.
The winner of the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart contest for unpublished manuscripts, Christine Merrill has built a considerable fanbase for her steamy romance novels. Here, shy heiress Miss Penelope Winthorpe lives under the oppressive thumb of her bullying brother. In an attempt to escape his dour company, she accidentally weds Adam Felkirk, Duke of Bellston. Felkirk was not looking for marriage either, yet now he is intent on seducing his new bride. But the scholarly young maiden may just have some lessons of her own to teach the broad-shouldered Duke.
Robertson's Latest Mix of Rich History and Deadly Murder For young Leonhard Euler, the Bernoulli family have been more than just friends. Master Johann has been a demanding mentor, and his sons have been Leonhard's allies and companions. But it is also a family torn by jealousy and distrust. Father and sons are engaged in a ruthless competition for prestige among the mathematical elites of Europe, especially the greatest prize: the Chair of Mathematics at the University of Basel, which Johann holds and his sons want. And now, their aspirations may have turned deadly. Lured into an investigation of the suspicious death of Uncle Jacob twenty years ago, Leonhard soon realizes there's more at stake than even a prominent appointment. Surrounded by the most brilliant--and cunning--minds of his generation, Leonhard is forced to see how dangerous his world is. His studies in mathematics have always been entwined with his thoughts on theology, and now, caught in a deadly battle of wills, he'll need both his genius and his faith to survive.
Miller surveys the astonishing cast of characters who helped turn Manhattan into the world capital of commerce, communication and entertainment.
Under the Christmas tree: When the folks of Virgin River discover a box of adorable puppies under the town's Christmas tree they call on local vet Nathaniel Jensen for help. But it's his budding romance with Annie McCarty that really has tongues--and tails--wagging!
It' s not the work that' s so hard-- it' s the people. The micromanaging control freak. The boss who takes credit for everything. The coworker who regularly strolls in late and takes leisurely breaks. There' s no escaping problematic personalities. And there' s no point fighting or letting tensions simmer. Instead, learn to build positive, productive relationships with everyone in your workplace-- and put your career on an unstoppable upward trajectory. Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People is an all-in-one trouble-shooting guide for resolving any kind of conflict with your boss or coworkers. Organized for quick lookup, the book helps you identify situations that push your emotional buttons. It offers powerful tools for defusing potentially explosive situations, including: - 325 phrases that lead to constructive conflict-resolution conversations - 20 challenging coworker behaviors, with specific phrases and actions for dealing with each - 10 difficult boss personality types, with guidelines for working through problems with each - Tips for recovering from blunders you may have caused yourself - A five-step process for turning bad situations into positive ones - Nonverbal communication skills to back up your words - " I" phrases, phrases of apology, phrases of compromise, and other useful words for building relationships - " Why This Works" and " Something to Think About" sections that clarify tactics Don' t get bogged down by people who are incompetent, hog the spotlight, whine, backstab, avoid work, or create other problems. You can interact effectively with even the most challenging people by using these pithy, powerful solutions for quickly resolving workplace strife.
"A passionate and page-turning saga with an unsolved murder that consumes three lives over several decades in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Told through these three voices THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT is a novel of suspense, betrayal, and the different ways we find transcendence and meaning in our lives. But most of all, it is a gorgeous and unforgettable love story"
Sparks fly as free-spirited Seattle artist Poppy Calloway faces off against rigid detective Jason de Sanges after a couple of teenagers deface some neighborhood shops. Jason suggest the kids be punished, but instead his bosses take Poppy's advice and put the teenagers to work painting a mural-and assign Jason to assist Poppy in the project.
Six years ago, Alessandro and Cassie shared a night of passion before Alessandro returned to his native Italy. Now he's reappeared to be the head of the company Cassie works for. She has a secret to reveal to this strapping Italian god-twin secrets, actually-yet he laims to have no memory of her. But he's more taken by this young lady than he lets on, and soon their passions are sparked once more.
Joe Haldeman' s " adept plotting, strong pacing, and sense of grim stoicism have won him wide acclaim" ( The Washington Post ) and numerous honors for such works as The Forever War , The Accidental Time Machine , and the Marsbound trilogy. Now, the multiple Hugo and Nebula award- winning author pits a lone war veteran against a mysterious enemy who is watching his every move-- and threatens him with more than death unless he kills for them. Wounded in combat and honorably discharged nine years ago, Jack Daley still suffers nightmares from when he served his country as a sniper, racking up sixteen confirmed kills. Now a struggling author, Jack accepts an offer to write a near-future novel about a serial killer, based on a Hollywood script outline. It' s an opportunity to build his writing career, and a future with his girlfriend, Kit Majors. But Jack' s other talent is also in demand. A package arrives on his doorstep containing a sniper rifle, complete with silencer and ammunition-- and the first installment of a $100,000 payment to kill a " bad man." The twisted offer is genuine. The people behind it are dangerous. They prove that they have Jack under surveillance. He can' t run. He can' t hide. And if he doesn' t take the job, Kit will be in the crosshairs instead
Leading evangelist Billy Graham has written an inspiring and thought-provoking work based on his personal quest to understand the most mysterious and difficult aspect of the Trinity. After a discussion with a noted Swiss theologian, Dr. Graham began a study of the Bible to see what is said about the Holy Spirit. As he progressed through his examination, he became concerned by the 'misunderstanding and even ignorance in some Christian circles concerning the Third Person of the Trinity.' The Holy Spirit was written with an eye towards clarifying any misconceptions. Using Biblical passages to illustrate his points, Dr. Graham helps the reader to understand the power of the Holy Spirit and His relevance in everyday life. Thorough, yet accessible, Billy Graham's The Holy Spirit is an intimate look at this cornerstone of faith. Jack Garrett's commanding narration will leave listeners with the sense of having a personal conversation with a learned friend.
Joel Kurtzman persuasively shows why all the talk about America's decline is not only baseless but dead wrong. Our best days, are, in fact, ahead of us. Four transformational forces-unrivaled manufacturing depth, soaring levels of creativity, massive new energy sources, and gigantic amounts of capital waiting to be invested-have been gathering steam. When combined they will provide the foundation for a much stronger economy, robust growth, and broad-based prosperity that will propel the United States to new heights...
Do games hold the secret to better productivity' If you' ve ever found yourself engrossed in Angry Birds, Call of Duty, or a plain old crossword puzzle when you should have been doing something more productive, you know how easily games hold our attention. Hardcore gamers have spent the equivalent of 5.93 million years playing World of Warcraft while the world collectively devotes about 5 million hours per day to Angry Birds. A colossal waste of time' Perhaps. But what if we could tap into all the energy, engagement, and brainpower that people are already expending and use it for more creative and valuable pursuits' Harnessing the power of games sounds like a New-Age fantasy, or at least a fad that' s only for hip start-ups run by millennials in Silicon Valley. But according to Adam L. Penenberg, the use of smart game design in the workplace and beyond is taking hold in every sector of the economy, and the companies that apply it are witnessing unprecedented results. " Gamification" isn' t just for consumers chasing reward points anymore. It' s transforming, well, just about everything. Penenberg explores how, by understanding the way successful games are designed, we can apply them to become more efficient, come up with new ideas, and achieve even the most daunting goals. He shows how game mechanics are being applied to make employees happier and more motivated, improve worker safety, create better products, and improve customer service. For example, Microsoft has transformed an essential but mind-numbing task-- debugging software-- into a game by having employees compete and collaborate to find more glitches in less time. Meanwhile, Local Motors, an independent automaker based in Arizona, crowdsources designs from car enthusiasts all over the world by having them compete for money and recognition within the community. As a result, the company was able to bring a cutting-edge vehicle to market in less time and at far less cost than the Big Three automakers. These are just two examples of companies that have tapped the characteristics that make games so addictive and satisfying. Penenberg also takes us inside organizations that have introduced play at work to train surgeons, aid in physical therapy, translate the Internet, solve vexing scientific riddles, and digitize books from the nineteenth century. Drawing on the latest brain science as well as his firsthand reporting from these cutting-edge companies, Penenberg offers a powerful solution for businesses and organizations of all stripes and sizes.
So, she' s made a career of it. She thought she had struck gold a few years back when she was lucky enough to get pregnant by Devon Wright. She knew they' d get married, he would take care of her and her baby, and she' d be set for life. What Shauntae didn' t know was that it' s much harder to keep a man than it is to catch him. Now she' s lost custody of the child and the child support check and has to go back to hustling. Shauntae is lucky enough to get herself pregnant by Gary Jackson. She knows she has to figure out how to be a good wife to Gary and a good mother to their child to keep herself in his big, fancy house and his big, fancy car. She has to learn to talk " proper" and say all the right things at the right time. The absolute worst thing is that Shauntae must learn how to be a " church girl." When issues with Gary' s ex-wife and kids threaten Shauntae' s " get married and stay married" plan, it' s actually God that helps her out. Shauntae decides that instead of hustling God, she might want to get to know Him. But can an ex-hustler really shed her old ways and become a true Christian, and a good wife and mother'
Sexy and powerful lawyer Xavier Kane is everything Farrah Langley ever wanted-in a one-night stand, at least. He's gentle and compassionate, yet an unleashed tiger in the bedroom. Now Xavier is interested in putting his lady-killer days behind him and settling down. But is he the kind of man Farrah could share the rest of her life with?