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Peter Bonano, a young man from Los Angeles, was just beginning a career in banking, when Congress suddenly changed his life forever: In the fall of 1940, 18 months before Pearl Harbor, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In January 1944 he shipped out to England as part of General Patton’s Third Army Headquarters, where he became a trusted friend to Patton. A promotion leads him to a new assignment -- escorting and unloading a large Nazi treasure trove of gold, silver and foreign currency. - January 07, 2011
More than two million people were forced from their homes by the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, the most violent chapter in the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Germany provided sanctuary for nearly 350,000 Bosnians. German and Bosnian Voices in a Time of Crisis tells the story of what happened to them during the war years and afterwards. The author, a journalist who has reported from the Balkan region for two decades, interviewed hundreds of people to tell this story. - January 07, 2011
Detective Lou Simansky hoped his life in Gossett Mills would be peaceful and quiet. Unfortunately, the discovery of two dead bodies dims his expectations. The deceased, Molly Simms and Jethro Clayton, made an unlikely duo—Molly was an elderly eccentric recluse, while Jethro was town manager. What were these two people doing together, and why were they killed? Two rare old coins found on Clayton’s body provide the only clues, setting off a chain of events that will rock the small town. - January 07, 2011
Final Exit, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a seductive and mesmerizing tale of a surgeon’s obsession to be with the woman he loves. The story reveals the ecstasy and agony of passion and betrayal, and examines the extreme measures people will take to get what they want, and the violent acts they will commit to hold on to what they have. - January 07, 2011
Ace the SAT writing section with this comprehensive guide to the rules of good writing tested on the SAT. This innovative study guide is based on a simple principle: If you know the rules, you can ace the test. You just have to know the rules. Blackstone Review identifies and explains the rules of good... - January 07, 2011
Baseball has long been a force among African-Americans and their families. The game enhances “personal achievement, community advancement, economic independence and social equality,” the author writes. The book’s major sections include the history of black baseball; a review of African-American players; a summary of the organizations and programs that promote African-American participation; and personal stories including the author’s family journey with the game and interviews with fans. - January 07, 2011
Life’s rarely been boring for Paul Jones, who spent three years in the Army before beginning a career that would cause him to travel two million miles in the United States and a dozen foreign countries. The mining engineer relates true adventure anecdotes that include encounters of flooding and collapsed mines, uninhabited islands, storms at sea, Arctic survival, protecting gold and explosives from terrorists, and escaping armed men. - January 07, 2011
Ace the SAT writing section with this comprehensive guide to the rules of good writing tested on the SAT. This innovative study guide is based on a simple principle: If you know the rules, you can ace the test. You just have to know the rules. Blackstone Review identifies and explains the rules of good... - December 25, 2010
Life’s rarely been boring for Paul Jones, who spent three years in the Army before beginning a career that would cause him to travel two million miles in the United States and a dozen foreign countries. He earned a degree in mining engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology... - December 25, 2010
Final Exit, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a seductive and mesmerizing tale of a surgeon’s obsession to be with the woman he loves. The story reveals the ecstasy and agony of passion and betrayal, and examines the extreme measures people will take to get what they want, and the violent acts they will commit to hold on to what they have. - December 25, 2010
Millions of people across the country are out of work. Those who have lost their jobs typically struggle with not only a loss of income but also loss of self-esteem, stress and depression. Their identity is tied to their career. Like any relationship that ends, the loss can deal a devastating blow. This comprehensive book covers the emotional cost of losing a job as well as techniques that work to find a new one. - December 25, 2010
Lenore de Quincy, born into privilege, has a rebellious spirit but bows to her father’s wishes, attending a girls’ school and marrying the man he chooses for her. Everything changes when, on the verge of death, he gives her the key to a bank box filled with cash. Now she’s free to leave... - December 25, 2010
The author has a simple message, calling for all Christians to dare to be more like Jesus: to stop judging others and to start living a life of love. Christians, whether practicing their faith or not, should release God from the restrictions or preconceived notions of what He is and can do for them. Although making a leap of faith is not easy, someday, the author writes, we will be enlightened beyond imagining, and we should be ready to make the jump to paradise. - December 25, 2010
KLARA begins and ends in Chicago, which is a little unusual for a Holocaust story. Normally known for its sports teams and waterfront, the real Chicago happens in the ethnic neighborhoods, where often people from a variety of nations seek refuge and forget the past. This story is, in large part, about one of those neighborhoods – Ukrainian Village. In 1977, Chicago and the Village were a bit dimmer, a bit more haunting, and just a bit closer to the horrors of Europe during World War II. - December 23, 2010
Baseball has long been a force among African-Americans and their families. The game enhances “personal achievement, community advancement, economic independence and social equality,” the author writes. The book’s major sections include the history of black baseball; a review of African-American players; a summary of the organizations and programs that promote African-American participation; and personal stories including the author’s family journey with the game and interviews with fans. - December 22, 2010
More than two million people were forced from their homes by the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, the most violent chapter in the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Germany provided sanctuary for nearly 350,000 Bosnians. German and Bosnian Voices in a Time of Crisis tells the story of what happened to them during the war years and afterwards. The author, a journalist who has reported from the Balkan region for two decades, interviewed hundreds of people to tell this story. - December 22, 2010
Detective Lou Simansky hoped his life in Gossett Mills would be peaceful and quiet. Unfortunately, the discovery of two dead bodies dims his expectations. The deceased, Molly Simms and Jethro Clayton, made an unlikely duo—Molly was an elderly eccentric recluse, while Jethro was town manager. What were these two people doing together, and why were they killed? Two rare old coins found on Clayton’s body provide the only clues, setting off a chain of events that will rock the small town. - December 22, 2010
Jump Ball, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a touching coming-of-age story, and a sensitive portrayal of a girl on the edge—an average girl who could easily become a sad statistic but for the intervention of family and caring teachers and coaches. - December 22, 2010
Peter Bonano, a young man from Los Angeles, was just beginning a career in banking, when Congress suddenly changed his life forever: In the fall of 1940, 18 months before Pearl Harbor, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In January 1944 he shipped out to England as part of General Patton’s Third Army Headquarters, where he became a trusted friend to Patton. A promotion leads him to a new assignment -- escorting and unloading a large Nazi treasure trove of gold, silver and foreign currency. - December 22, 2010
Although each person walks his own spiritual path, everyone reaches similar steps and milestones along the way. The author aims to inspire each reader “to look deep within and see the true beauty of your own soul,” she writes, led by Madea, a spirit guide. Instead of promoting a specific philosophy, the book offers step-by-step guidance, nearly 90 verses for reflection and meditation, and exercises that promote spiritual progress. - December 09, 2010
Panic is spreading across the Hawaiian islands to the village of Kekaha on Kuai’s western shore. The year is 1959. Young boys are disappearing, and many native islanders believe man-eating spirits of legend are to blame. Chief Constable Kekoa Tabura and his bumbling cousin Polunu Mabute reluctantly... - December 09, 2010
"Chinese As It Is" stresses better representation in a dictionary of the tonal quality of Chinese, using colors to denote a three-dimensional aspect inherent to the language. This technique is designed to give beginning and intermediate students a better chance at speaking – and experiencing... - December 09, 2010
Working at one’s full potential doesn’t leave room for injury, pain or strain. Office injuries, such as pain caused by repetitive stresses, pose a threat to overall health and work productivity. The author shares her knowledge of the Alexander Technique, a way to discover and understand how... - December 05, 2010
James Albert, a lifelong rider of touring bicycles and a more recent convert to scooters, has compiled a collection of jokes leveled at the typical Harley rider. Tired of the mockery aimed at his beloved scooters, James Albert strikes back with this bitingly funny medley of witticisms, featuring three... - December 05, 2010
"In Jasper’s Person," published by Dog Ear Publishing, the author shares an honest and often humorous journey of discovery into the world of dogs. As Garger comes to appreciate their ability to live in the moment, he begins playing more and worrying less by rediscovering his little boy side. In the process he finds out something about himself and the notion of family. - December 05, 2010
Captain Tom Curran and Constantine Caraballo seem like unlikely friends. Curran, a single man, was raised in an orphanage and is at home anywhere. Caraballo is part of a huge Italian family, and would rather be home. When a mission to find a dangerous energy source goes awry, the men think they’ve seen the worst. But when they arrive at home to find a suspicious death, they find themselves digging into the nature of the military, their superiors' reliability and the depth of their friendship - December 05, 2010
Imagine a relaxing fishing trip, led by an expert who’s visited the spot many times. He knows when fish are biting – and where – and shares tips on how to catch them. This fishing guide offers just that kind of detailed information on lakes on and around the Kitsap Peninsula of northwest... - December 05, 2010
The Old Man’s Guide to Investing is a detailed how-to for the amateur investor seeking a way to increase capital and maintain the lifestyle they desire. Using his own investment experiences as a primer for the novice investor, McCue provides a blueprint for the use of conservative investments to increase the retiree’s “nest egg” without jeopardizing their hard-earned savings. McCue offers advice about when to buy and sell stocks. - December 05, 2010
This thought-provoking book explores the history of the Roman Catholic Church and the pope’s union with the German king, forming the Holy Roman Empire, and the consequences to faith. The victors of World War II revived the empire, which was suspended in 1806, according to the author, and globalism... - December 05, 2010
“God is everywhere, and he sees everything.” Thus begins The Holy Spirit and Christian Testimonies, an in-depth exploration of the New Testament complete with commentary sharing examples of the ways one can apply the word of God to one’s everyday life. Through the scripture, a blueprint of the way God wants the average person to live his life emerges. - December 03, 2010
Everything changed when 12-year-old Adam Dzialo nearly drowned, spending more than 20 minutes underwater. The accident transformed him from a healthy, vibrant sports player to a tube-fed, nonverbal and severely traumatized child. Traditional options such as surgery, medication and therapy led not to success but to disappointment. But a meeting with an experienced clairvoyant shows the author a new way to treat her son, opening the family's minds to a deeper approach to Adam's recovery. - November 13, 2010
Miriam is a young Jewish girl growing up in Jerusalem during troubled times, when Jesus still walked the earth. Though she has a loving mother, she feels she has a hole in her heart—one left by her absentee father. When her mother is killed, she is taken in by her kind uncle, and she finds some solace in his family and in working at his inn. Her cousin shows interest in her, but she finds herself falling for a Jewish mercenary working for the Roman army. The two build a life together. - November 13, 2010
Kate suffered years of cruelty and shame at the hands of Ben, her husband. One night, after Ben nearly kills her, Kate realizes she must testify against him to save her young daughter and herself. After Ben goes to prison Kate begins rebuilding her dignity and her life. But Ben is gone only two years and when he is released he is ready to exact revenge. Kate doesn’t know Ben is out until Emma, her daughter, disappears. To get Emma back, Kate must return to the deadly game Ben plays. - November 13, 2010
As Lewis Reznik was a boy coming of age, Nazi killing squads were sweeping the Polish countryside, slaughtering Jews such as his father. Eventually his sister, grandmother and other relatives are killed as the Nazis continue their relentless search for Jews. Reznik and his family faced challenges and... - November 13, 2010
Jacì, the demure, beautiful daughter of a shopkeeper, finds love with Nivaldo, a hard-working young man from a neighboring village. They marry and raise a family, only to have their time together cut short due to a tragic accident. Jacì is left a widow with three children, unsure how to support herself and her young family. She falls in love with the charming - but married - owner of the hotel where she works. Fernando and Jacì make a life together in spite of the odds against them. - November 05, 2010
This collection of poetry is designed to remind adults of their more playful selves, through whimsical wordplay as well as beautiful photographs of children from an earlier, more innocent time. Each poem evokes the guilelessness of young children at play as the pictures that accompany each poem remind... - November 05, 2010
In the mid-1980s, the nation was shocked when a child was beaten to death in rural Oregon while under the care of the cult-like group, the Ecclesia Athletic Association. Eldridge Broussard, the father of the murdered child as well as the leader of the EAA, appeared on national television to defend the... - November 05, 2010
Building up a spiritual life is just as much work as building a house and requires an equally strong foundation to provide support, the author writes. This book is the first volume in a series on the topic of the Lord constructing the perfect house – finishing humans the way He intended them to... - November 05, 2010
Two tours as a combat tank commander in the Marine Corps in Vietnam provided one set of battles for the author, but deciding to go back to college was almost as formidable. This high school dropout went through “pure hell and total mental warfare” after deciding to attend an Ivy League college... - November 05, 2010
On this hitch-hiking and camping adventure, Peter Fraser takes readers through Australia and beyond. Explore the “dead heart” of the continent where little life is seen, contrasted with the surfers who find joy in the waves off the continent’s southeast coast. This serendipitous form of travel included a chance meeting with a member of an expedition to the Bindibu, a “lost tribe” believed to be the last known desert nomads, surviving a Paleolithic lifestyle. - November 05, 2010
Detective Sammy Shovel has had a chip on his shoulder for the last five years—ever since bullets meant for him instead killed his senior partner, Harry. He’s lowered his standards and will do anything to make money, including repossessions. Money has a habit of evaporating quickly around... - November 05, 2010
A fatherless young boy’s true education on the streets of South Brooklyn in the 1950s and ’60s brings a surprising result: a successful career as a federal special agent with the Department of Defense. The author’s early life makes him an unlikely candidate for a job in law enforcement,... - November 05, 2010
Toyin Ayeni offers up a fascinating portrait of a burgeoning nation. She shares a brief history of the nation as well as an overview of the different ethnic groups found in the country, a list of illustrious Nigerians, and many other fun and interesting facts about this often-overlooked African nation. She offers up a list of common misconceptions and carefully refutes them. Ayeni paints a picture of a rich and varied history and people. - November 03, 2010
Award-winning teacher Skip Wild Harrington and prominent American Shakespeare director Alec Wild have put together an authoritative, exuberant puzzle book for the “average” Shakespeare enthusiast and theatergoer. Jam-packed with criss-crosswords, anagrams, word scrambles, cryptograms, acrostics, word clouds, challenges, mazes, trivia challenges, word searches, jigsaws, and mix n’ matches, this book covers Shakespeare’s characters, settings, plots, heroes and villains. - November 03, 2010
Based on the author’s personal experience, The Starved Senses offers a new answer to old questions: Why do people commit heinous acts of violence, and how do they arrive at the mental state necessary to bully, torment and murder those who have done them no harm? John Affame is one example. He’s an angry man, and as his world crumbles around him he becomes out of touch, which makes him dangerous. When he walks into a law firm and starts shooting, he makes worldwide headlines. - October 20, 2010
Adventure seeker Katie Kross looks for new places to explore with help from a map found in the attic. A journal written by a young girl in the early 1900s, stored with the map, tells of a magical trip to foreign countries made possible by a spell the girl’s grandmother put on the tarnished silver coins seen in clear pockets on every country on the map. Katie’s latest adventure takes her to Egypt, where she learns about the Pyramid of Khufu and the Great Sphinx. - October 20, 2010
Pain Pill Addiction, published by Dog Ear Publishing, explores prescription drug addiction and its costs to society. “The insurance industry estimates that diversion of prescription medication to addicts and abusers costs medical insurers about $72.5 billion per year,” the author writes. Addiction has another cost: ruined relationships, health and careers. But medically assisted treatment such as methadone or buprenorphine offers real hope. - October 20, 2010
It was an unlikely set of players to try to save the day in a heart-stopping basketball game in 1978. LSU’s five starters had fouled out against Kentucky, the top team in the nation. Left on the floor for the Tigers were five subs: a senior with a bum knee, a black Jewish freshman, a walk-on and two white boys: one, a dentist’s son from New Orleans; and the other, a 7-foot surfer from Florida. Their inspiration was their eccentric coach. LSU's largest basketball crowd watched what happened next. - October 08, 2010
Join the author in exploring universal spirit crossing over in awareness, function, and form within the many hearts of nature. After years of struggling with the separate meanings of cause and effect analysis and the separation of observer and observed, the author—a physician—became interested... - October 08, 2010
It’s no secret the automobile industry has changed dramatically in the last few years. Auto dealers wondering how to manage their growth – or lack of it – will find answers to the questions they grapple with every day. The author provides instructions on how to get predictable and consistent... - October 08, 2010
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