Number one best-selling author. A team of scientists unlocks the secret of the next phase of human evolution in the most unstable geological region on the planet... at the bottom of the sea in the Pacific Ring of Fire. When a massive earthquake rocks Oceania, generating a tsunami that decimates the surrounding islands and sinks the research vessel, a rescue team is dispatched - only to find that the majority of the crew had been slaughtered prior to the ship's foundering. The survivors find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere on an island that's being ripped apart from the inside out, desperately trying to reach the lone settlement on the far side. But they aren't alone. Something is hunting them from the jungle, something borne of the fire at the Earth's core. And their only hope for escape rests in the hands of a man who would sooner let them all die than share the island's secrets.
©2013 Michael McBride (P)2014 Michael McBride
Throughout this lively and concise historical account of Mao Zedong's life and thought, Rebecca E. Karl places the revolutionary leader's personal experiences, social visions and theory, military strategies, and developmental and foreign policies in a dynamic narrative of the Chinese revolution. She situates Mao and the revolution in a global setting informed by imperialism, decolonization, and third worldism, and discusses worldwide trends in politics, the economy, military power, and territorial sovereignty. Karl begins with Mao's early life in a small village in Hunan province, documenting his relationships with his parents, passion for education, and political awakening during the fall of the Qing dynasty in late 1911. She traces his transition from liberal to Communist over the course of the next decade, his early critiques of the subjugation of women, and the gathering force of the May 4th movement for reform and radical change. Describing Mao's rise to power, she delves into the dynamics of Communist organizing in an overwhelmingly agrarian society, and Mao's confrontations with Chiang Kai-shek and other nationalist conservatives. She also considers his marriages and romantic liaisons and their relation to Mao as the revolutionary founder of Communism in China. The book is published by Duke University Press.
©2010 Duke University Press (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks
New Saucerian is proud to offer the original version of Howard Menger's From Outer Space to You, which sent the UFO field into a tizzy after it was first published by Gray Barker in 1959. For years, Menger and his attractive wife, Connie, spread the word about their UFO contacts, and the alien abduction experiences of others, while the "scientific ufologists" scraped their nails on chalkboards in anguish. In the end, the Mengers claimed that the CIA had put them up to the whole thing, making it a must-listen for today's conspiracy-minded saucer enthusiast.
©2014 Andrew B. Colvin (P)2014 Andrew B. Colvin
This new edition of Bill Nichols' best-selling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "how did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Carefully revised to take account of new work and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of distributors. The book is published by Indiana University Press.
©2017 Bill Nichols (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
The top two detectives in Rockton, Illinois, Max Larkin and Jesse Fairlane, are pursuing a man who brutally raped a woman and murdered her boyfriend. In Miss Me?, the third book in the Max Larkin Detective Series, they get teamed up with FBI Agent Timothy Michaels. He informs them that the man has been raping women for more than a decade, and they're no closer to catching him today than they were back then. Everything in the files points to just one man: a man who doesn't care if he leaves his DNA and fingerprints everywhere at the scenes. Is he arrogant, or does he have a man on the inside keeping him one step ahead? The trust between Max and Jesse couldn't be stronger, but Agent Michaels is another story. Is he the mole feeding information to the perpetrator, or is he just another pawn in this maniac's game?
©2014 Todd M. Thiede (P)2015 Todd M. Thiede
On June 29, 1978, Bob Crane, known to Hogan's Heroes fans as Colonel Hogan, was discovered brutally murdered in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. His eldest son, Robert Crane, was called to the crime scene. In this poignant memoir, Robert Crane discusses that terrible day and how he has lived with the unsolved murder of his father. But this storyline is just one thread in his tale of growing up in Los Angeles, his struggles to reconcile the good and sordid sides of his celebrity father, and his own fascinating life. Crane began his career writing for Oui magazine and spent many years interviewing celebrities for Playboy - stars such as Chevy Chase, Bruce Dern, Joan Rivers, and even Koko the signing gorilla. As a result of a raucous encounter with the cast of Canada's SCTV, he found himself shelving his notepad and tape recorder to enter the employ of John Candy - first as an on-again, off-again publicist; then as a full-time assistant, confidant, screenwriter, and producer; and finally as one of Candy's pallbearers. By turns shocking and uplifting, Crane is an unforgettable and deeply human story. The book is published by The University Press of Kentucky.
©2015 Robert David Crane and Christopher Fryer (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks