From FSGO x Logic: anonymous interviews with tech workers at all levels, providing a bird's-eye view of the industry In Voices from the Valley, the celebrated writers and Logic cofounders Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff take an unprecedented dive into the tech industry, conducting unfiltered, in-depth, anonymous interviews with tech workers at all levels, including a data scientist, a start-up founder, a cook who serves their lunch, and a PR wizard. In the process, Weigel and Tarnoff open the conversation about the tech industry at large, a conversation that has previously been dominated by the voices of CEOs. Deeply illuminating, revealing, and at times lurid, Voices from the Valley is a vital and comprehensive view of an industry that governs our lives. FSG Originals Ã Logic dissects the way technology functions in everyday lives. The titans of Silicon Valley, for all their utopian imaginings, never really had our best interests at heart: recent threats to democracy, truth, privacy, and safety, as a result of tech's reckless pursuit of progress, have shown as much. We present an alternate story, one that delights in capturing technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom. Our collaboration features four brief but provocative forays into the tech industry's many worlds, and aspires to incite fresh conversations about technology focused on nuanced and accessible explorations of the emerging tools that reorganize and redefine life today.
Â©2020 Moira Weigel (P)2020 Random House Audio
When the Colonial Marines set out after their deadliest prey, the Xenomorphs, it's what Corporal Hicks calls a bug hunt - kill or be killed. Here are eighteen all-new stories of such "close encounters", written by many of today's most extraordinary authors. Set during the events of all four Alien films, sending the Marines to alien worlds, to derelict space settlements, and into the nests of the universe's most dangerous monsters, these adventures are guaranteed to send the blood racing - one way or another. Full list of authors includeÂ Paul Kupperberg, Dan Abnett,Â Rachel Caine, Yvonne Navarro, Christopher Golden, Matt Forbeck, Ray Garton, Weston Ochse, David Farland, Larry Correia, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Briane Keene, Heather Graham, Mike Resnick, Marina J. Lostetter, Jonathan Mayberry, James A. Moore, Scott Sigler, and Tim Lebbon. Full cast of narrators include James Anderson Foster, Eric G. Dove, R. C. Bray, Chris Andrew Ciulla, Nicol Zanzarella, James Patrick Cronin, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Andrew Eiden, Michael David Axtell, Grover Gardner, Priya Ayyar, Peter Berkrot, Emily Sutton-Smith, Hillary Huber, Keith Szarabajka, Greg Tremblay, Kevin Kenerly, and Amy Landon.
Â©2017 Jonathan Mayberry (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The best-selling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling is written as if Jesus himself is speaking directly to you - words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of his unending love. These writings are based on Jesus' own words of hope, guidance, and peace within Scripture - penned by one who loves him and reveres his word. These much-loved devotions will help you look forward to your time with the lord and experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the one who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. This powerful audio recording of Jesus Calling contains the words and Scripture Jesus lovingly laid on Sarah's heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of his presence and allowed her to enjoy his peace. Be drawn into the savior's peaceful presence daily with this beautifully recorded audio devotional. Featuring multivoice narration and musical scoring, these powerful daily words of inspiration will strengthen listeners' spiritual lives. Also includes full Scripture readings for each day in addition to guided reflection and prayer thoughts.
Â©2016 Sarah Young (P)2016 Thomas Nelson
Rev. Johnny Fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. His forte is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors. Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America. To his dismay, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, Pennsylvania, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Beneath the town's placid surface run buried religious divisions. Fletcher's commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths - two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish - meets with horrific levels of intolerance. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes. Together with Lorry Summerfield, the beautiful, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield's most powerful figure, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it's too late.
Â©1957 Taylor Caldwell (P)2020 Tantor
For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror fans crave. Now, with the ninth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today's most challenging and exciting writers.
Â©2017 Ellen Datlow (P)2017 Tantor
Mal and the crew take receipt of a sealed crate that they are being paid to transport to Badger, no questions asked. Yet once their cargo is safely stowed aboard, River insists Mal should "space" it out of the airlock, for it contains, she insists, ghosts. With supplies running low, the crew desperately needs another payday but soon finds itself paralyzed by hallucinations of their deepest hopes and desires, so vivid they cannot be distinguished from reality. River is the only one unaffected. She desperately tries to awaken her crew mates, while the fantasies turn sour and the ship begins to spin out of control.
Â©2020 Firefly TM & Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The fifth original novel from the much-loved space western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity. Deadly disease Months after Inara leaves Serenity, Mal and the crew finally learn the reason for her sudden departure: She is dying of a terminal illness. It is Kiehlâs Myeloma, a form of cancer thatâs supposedly incurable, and Inara has very little time left. A disreputable scientist Through their shock and despair, rumors of a cure reach the crew. Expert Esau Weng is said to have developed a means to treat Inaraâs condition, but he has been disgraced and incarcerated for life on a notorious Alliance prison planet. An infamous prison On Atata planet, inmates are abandoned with no guards and left to survive as best they can. Whatâs more, terraforming the planet did not take properly, so the world is a frozen wasteland. To save Inara, the Serenity crew must infiltrate the prison....
Â©2021 James Lovegrove (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and best-selling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond - which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president - that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the 20th century: Soviet communism. Reagan and John Paul II almost didn't have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together - to Moscow's dismay. A Pope and a President is the product of years of research. Based on Kengor's tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, this book reveals captivating new details on a relationship that changed history.
Â©2017 Paul Kengor (P)2017 Tantor
Discover how to be a powerful psychic witch with this book on wielding energy and awakening your psychic senses.Â Psychic Witch explores the relationship between psychic ability and magick, interweaving them to create a strong foundation for accessing the full potential of your mind, body, and spirit. Mat Auryn reveals some of his most closely guarded tips, secrets, practices, and meditations so that you can master the perception and manipulation of energy.Â Featuring over 90 exercises and the inner tools you need to perform magick anywhere and at any time, Psychic Witch helps you tune in to yourself and the subtle energies of the world.
Â©2020 Llewellyn Publications (P)2020 Mat Auryn
On a December night in Austin, Texas, teenagers Jennifer Harbison and Eliza Thomas closed up the yogurt store where they worked. The girls were joined by Jennifer's younger sister, Sarah, and her friend Amy Ayers. Less than an hour later, all four girls were dead - tragic victims of an apparent fire. Until it was discovered that the girls had been bound and gagged, sexually assaulted, and shot execution style. With no physical evidence or eyewitnesses, Austin police faced one of their toughest cases ever. Nearly eight years passed before four young men were charged with the crime, and authorities learned how a planned robbery exploded into a drug- and sex-fueled spree of brutality. But the road to justice was packed with shocking twists.
Â©2005 Corey Mitchell (P)2017 Tantor
Kat Martin is back with another thrilling Maximum Security novella filled with danger, suspense, and one smoldering road trip to the mountains of Mexico! When her best friendâs son is kidnapped, Private Detective Lissa Blayne drops everything to focus on the missing boy. Julie and Lissa have been close for years, so when Julieâs friend Colt Wheeler joins the investigation, Lissa bristles at the former rangerâs take-charge attitude. Lissa doesnât need a man calling the shots, even if there is something about Coltâs protective side that has her tough exterior melting away. As Lissa and Colt take their search on the road, the tension between them slowly morphs into trust and understanding - and theyâll need both in order to outsmart the dangerous abductor theyâre tracking. The only thing hotter than their attraction is the heat of the Mexican sun, but this road trip is no vacation....
Â©2020 Kat Martin (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
"Fans of romantic suspense won't be able to put this book down until the final page is turned." (Publishers Weekly on The Deception) When missing turns to murdered, one woman's search for answers will take her to a place she never wanted to go.... After searching for her sister for two long years, Kate Gallagher is devastated when she's called to the morgue to identify Chrissy's body, the runaway teen the victim of a brutal attack. Guilt and grief send Kate into a tailspin. She failed Chrissy once...she won't do it again. Even if finding her sister's killer means following a lethal bounty hunter into the heart of darkness, placing both their lives in danger. Working at Maximum Security has taken Jason Maddox down some dangerous paths, but never for a client he's so drawn to, or for a case so monstrous. As clues lead them deeper into the city's underbelly, connections to human trafficking draw them closer and closer to peril, but even Jase's warnings can't convince Kate to walk away. As the deadly operation puts a target on their backs, they'll have to decide what matters most: the truth...or their lives.
Â©2019 Kat Martin (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
The first five thrilling novels in the Fringe Series are now available in a convenient audiobook bundle! Featuring galactic conspiracies, epic interstellar missions, and three rebel captains at the front of an interplanetary war, this explosive collection includes the following titles: Fringe Runner Fringe Station Fringe Campaign Fringe War Fringe Legacy War looms on the horizon.... After the colonization of Mars and Europa, it took us fewer than five generations to reach beyond our solar system and colonize new planets capable of supporting human life. Power struggles have made a galactic war inevitable, and only an old mail runner, a space pirate, and their ragtag crews can prevent it.
Â©2019 Rachel Aukes (P)2019 Rachel Aukes
A routine flight turns into a suspenseful race through the remote jungles of Honduras When strangers Breanna Winters and Derek Stiles met on a flight to Colombia, they never imagined they would need to rely on each other for survival. Taken hostage by a group of radical environmental vigilantes, Bree worries her secret identity has been discovered - and her fears are confirmed when she learns a ransom request has been sent to her father. Though sheâs the daughter of a prominent tech mogul, Breeâs wealth canât guarantee her safety, so former Navy fighter pilot Derek pretends to be her fiancÃ© in order to accompany her on a dangerous jungle trek led by the radicals. With chemistry building between the pair, a romance isnât hard to fake, though they canât let their attraction distract them. If Bree and Derek ever want to see civilization again, theyâll have to work together and rely on their wits to escape their captors.
Â©2021 Kat Martin (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The first original novel tying into the critically acclaimed and much-missed Firefly series from creator Joss Whedon The Battle of Serenity Valley was the turning point that led the Independents to their defeat at the hands of the Alliance. Yet the Browncoats had held the valley for weeks against all odds, before being ordered to lay down their arms. Command stated they refused to send in airpower because the ground war was "too hot". But the soldiers who were there insist that was not true.... While picking up a new cargo on Persephone, Captain Malcolm Reynolds is kidnapped by a bunch of embittered veteran Browncoats who suspect him of sabotaging the Independents during the war. As the rest of the crew struggle to locate him, Mal is placed on trial for his life, fighting compelling evidence that someone did indeed betray them to the Alliance all those years ago. As old comrades and old rivals crawl out of the woodwork, Mal must prove his innocence, but his captors are desperate and destitute, and will settle for nothing less than the culpritâs blood.
Â©2019 Firefly TM & Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
âWith plenty of suspense, plot twists and turns and the kind of fast-paced love story that will keep you on your toes, itâs exactly the kind of summer escape youâve been craving.â (BookTrib)Â To prove her fatherâs innocence, sheâll have to turn a terroristâs sights on herself. When journalist Jessie Keganâs father is accused of espionage and treason, Jessie has no doubt the man she looked up to her entire life is innocent. Worse yet, before Colonel Kegan can stand trial, heâs found dead of a heart attack...but Jessie knows it was murder. Forcing down her grief, sheâs determined to use her investigative skills and resources to clear her fatherâs name. But going after the truth means Jessie soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who wants that truth to stay buried with her father. Protecting Jessie Kegan is a job bodyguard Brandon Garrett canât refuse. Jessie isnât just a client at Maximum Security - sheâs the sister of his best friend, Danny, killed in Afghanistan. With dangerous forces gunning for Jessie from every angle, keeping her safe will mean keeping her close, and Bran finds their mutual attraction growing, though being Dannyâs sister puts Jessie out-of-bounds. With their backs against the wall, Jessie and Bran will have to risk everything to expose her fatherâs killer - before his legacy dies with his daughter.Â
Â©2020 Kat Martin (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The fourth original novel from the much-loved space Western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity. A mysterious star map On an Outer Rim moon, Captain Malcolm Reynolds ends a card game the lucky winner of an old map covered in mysterious symbols. The former owner insists itâs worthless; back on Serenity, River Tam is able to interpret it. An ancient legend River claims the map points the way to one of the Arks: legendary generation ships that brought humans from Earth-That-Was to the âVerse. The salvage potential alone is staggering. A drifting relic As the crew approach the aged floating ship, they find it isnât quite as dead as it first seemed. The closer they get, the more agitated River becomes. She claims something is waiting on board, something powerful, and very angry....
Â©2020 Tim Lebbon (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The dream of a universal translation device goes back many decades, long before Douglas Adams's fictional Babel fish provided this service in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Since the advent of computers, research has focused on the design of digital machine translation tools - computer programs capable of automatically translating a text from a source language to a target language. This has become one of the most fundamental tasks of artificial intelligence. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and market potential. The main approaches are presented from a largely historical perspective and in an intuitive manner, allowing the reader to understand the main principles without knowing the mathematical details.
Â©2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2018 Gildan Media
Donât miss this scorching novella, part of what Publishers Weekly is calling Kat Martinâs âtantalizingâ new Maximum Security series! Private detective Jaxon Ryker swore to himself he would keep his hands off Mindy Stewart. No matter how much Jax might secretly wish otherwise, his colleague at The Max is strictly off-limits. But when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. With both of them thrust into danger, Jax swears to protect her. As they work together in search of answers, it becomes clear Mindyâs life is on the line, so a trap is set - with Mindy as bait. Jax and Mindy have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off.... âMartin keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited Maximum Security romantic thrillers.â (Publishers Weekly)
Â©2019 Kat Martin (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
This sterling biography of Germany's greatest writer presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as if we are seeing him for the first time. The work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has reverberated through two and a half centuries, altering the course of literature in ways both grand and intimate. No other writer so completely captivated the intellectual life of late 18th- and early 19th-century Europe, putting into language the anxieties and ambitions of a civilization on the cusp of modernity. A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe, who was born in Frankfurt in 1749, attracted the adulation and respect of the greatest scientists, politicians, composers, and philosophers of his day. Schoolboys dressed like his fictional characters. Napoleon read his first novel obsessively. He was an astoundingly prolific writer, a master of many genres, from poetry to scientific treatises, from novels like the tragic Sorrows of Young Werther to dramatic works like Faust. Indeed, Goethe's unparalleled literary output would come to define the Romantic age. RÃ¼diger Safranski's Goethe: Life as a Work of Art is the first definitive biography in a generation to tell the larger-than-life story of the writer considered to be the Shakespeare of German literature. Drawing upon the trove of letters, diaries, and notebooks Goethe left behind, as well as correspondence and criticism from Goethe's contemporaries, Safranski weaves a rich tale of Europe in the throes of revolution and of the man whose ideas heralded a new era. Safranski's monumental biography is a careful survey of Goethe's wide-ranging genius. Beyond his incredible literary gifts, Goethe was intensely interested in natural science and took seriously his official post as a statesman, working tirelessly to ensure that the working poor received wages and daily bread. With grace and nuance, Safranski crafts a portrait of Goethe's inner life that illuminates both his written work and the turmoil and triumphs of his era. Reading Goethe affords not simply an encounter with a literary virtuoso but an opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of the human condition. Goethe was writing in the midst of a dramatic and bloody time for Europe: The revolutions in France and America overturned the old regimes and introduced new ways of thinking about the world. Set against this backdrop, Goethe's life and work serve as an essential touchstone for the birth of the modern age. But as Safranski ultimately reveals, Goethe's greatest creation was not only his literary masterpieces but his very life.
Â©2013 Carl Hanser Verlag MÃ¼chen; translation copyright 2017 by David Dollenmayer (P)2018 Tantor
Donât miss the thrilling prequel to New York Times best-selling author Kat Martinâs brand-new series, Maximum Security! Private investigator Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red. Aprilâs been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworkerâs bed - drenched in his blood, as he was shot with her gun. As the campaign manager for the mayor, Aprilâs job and life are on the line if she doesnât figure out whoâs trying to frame her. But the clock is ticking, and the pair must find the murderer...before April winds up dead.Â âKat Martin is a fast gun when it comes to storytelling, and I love her books.â (Number one New York Times best-selling author Linda Lael Miller)
Â©2018 Kat Martin (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The second original novel from the much-missed Space Western Firefly, produced with Joss Whedon as consulting editor, set between the TV series and the movie Serenity A cosmic cry for help Captain Mal Reynolds is in a fix. Heâd like nothing more than to find honest smuggling work that stays under the Allianceâs radar and keeps the good ship Serenity in the sky. But when an old flame of Jayne Cobbâs sends a desperate plea across the galaxy, his crew has other ideas. A cutthroat bandit On the arid, far-flung world of Thetis, the terrifying Elias Vandal is threatening to overrun the town of Cooganâs Bluff with his trigger-happy army. He wants control of the only thing standing between its people and dustbowl ruin: their water supply. The magnificent nine When the crew land at the hardscrabble desert outpost, they discover two things: a savage outlaw gang who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and that Jayneâs former girlfriend, Temperance, is single-handedly raising a teenage daughter, born less than a year after she and Jayne parted ways. A daughter by the name of Jane McCloud....
Â©2019 James Lovegrove (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The war for independence is on!Â
Parliament has rejected the cease-fire agreement and has declared war on the colonies. Terra is the first to fall, and the torrents are sent running for their lives. The Collective Unified Forces have declared open season on all colonists as they swing a heavy fist across the four fringe worlds.Â Â Â
The fight for independence is doomed unless the torrent marshals can turn the odds back in their favor. To stave off defeat, Reyne must reclaim a colony once destroyed by a deadly blight, and Critch must strike at the very heart of the Collective.Â
The fringe has the numbers, but the Collective has the technology and the weapons. The torrents will have to sacrifice everything to defeat the CUF, and even then, it may not be enough.Â
Can the torrents survive long enough to win their freedom before the CUF bombs every colony into oblivion?
Â©2018 Rachel Aukes (P)2018 Rachel Aukes
Love is a powerful force, but it doesnât compare to guilt. And just like most people, my guilt eats me alive. I went from being an irresponsible kid who didnât know any better to an irresponsible man who does. I make no apologies. Donât take my carelessness for strength. My blood is as deadly as the bullet that killed my brother, and once Iâm cut, thereâs no stopping the river of rage. My past is dead. Iâm not like my MC brothers. Nothing is going to come bite me in the ass. Or so I thought. Because life gave me Mary, the little hellraiser who tries to be reckless. Sheâs only looking to escape the nightmare of what happened to her in Atlantic City. Sheâs a good girl. The kind to wear pearls and fancy cardigans. She doesnât belong in this life. Even if I know she belongs with me. She paints her lips in red lipstick, but I know itâs an effort to hide the pain. Thereâs more than the fact we are too different to be together. Her past isnât dead. And mine has come back to life.
Â©2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC (P)2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC
In this revised edition of his classic work - the first modern book on anxiety following Freud and Kierkegaard - psychologist Rollo May brings order and lucidity to the subject of anxiety. Rollo May challenges the idea that "mental health is living without anxiety", believing it is essential to being human. He explores how it can relieve boredom, sharpen sensibilities, and produce the tension necessary to preserve human existence. May sees a link extending from anxiety to intelligence, creativity, and originality, and guides the listener away from destructive ways to positive ways of dealing with anxiety. He convincingly proposes that anxiety can impel personal change, as it is only by confronting and coping with it that self-realization can occur.
Â©1950 The Ronald Press Company; 1977 by Rollo May (P)2019 Tantor
An audio original novella featuring bestselling author Dean Koontzâs compelling new heroine, Jane Hawk. From the case files of the former FBI agent before she became the nationâs most wanted fugitive - The Bone Farm details a desperate man-hunt for a serial killer before he murders again. Katherine Haskell, a young college co-ed is on her way back to school, but she never makes it there. Instead, she becomes the latest prey of the rapist and murderer dubbed by the tabloids the âMother Hater.â He is a twisted soul who kidnaps young girls for pleasure then discards them. Katherine is missing, but sheâs not yet dead. FBI agents Jane Hawk and her partner Gary Burkett must descend into the hell of this killerâs mind to solve the case before it is too late. The question is - will they both get out alive?
Â©2018 Dean Koontz (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Ignite the holy fire within: Become the witch you were meant to be. Witchcraft isn't always about the search for enlightenment; sometimes it's about power and the path to obtaining it. The Witch's Book of Power shares the secrets to unlocking the witch power within you, offering specific techniques for working with personal, cosmic, and ally energies to realize your full magical potential. Professional witch and psychic Devin Hunter has helped thousands of people discover their power and gain influence, and in this audiobook he skillfully explores the concepts behind creating magic that can change your life. The Witch's Book of Power is the perfect resource for witches who intuitively feel that more power is available but seems to be just beyond reach.
Â©2016 Llewellyn Worldwide (P)2020 Devin H Krech
Discover the Ways of the Spirits and Master the Art of Command and Influence Profound spiritual insights and powers await beyond the material world. In The Witch's Book of Spirits, Devin Hunter invites you to perform rituals and magic with spirit guides, familiars, angels, the deceased, faeries, and demons. Develop and enhance your relationships to your allies in spirit through soul flight, mediumship, and conjuration. Explore the inner workings of the Witch's Tree as well as the planes and peoples who dwell in its many layers. Expand the scope of your magic with the 33 Spirits, a system transmitted to the author by a special priesthood of spirits, his familiar, Malach, and the goddess Hecate. Working with spirits is the cornerstone of the witch's art. This book shows you how to stay in control as you increase your witch power and deepen your connection to forces seen and unseen. Praise: "Devin covers in depth an elusive side of witchcraft that few have explored in great practical detail...Devin presents the material in a very grounded, no-nonsense approach paired with an inherent sense of responsibility. His understanding of mediumship, conjuring, flying, and working with the spirit world displays the truth that he not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk." (Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of Sigil Witchery) "The Witch's Book of Spirits is the most complete book on working with the dead ever written for Witches, but it's more than a manual for communicating with souls of the departed. It's also a guide to the worlds which generally lay just outside of our grasp and a thorough look at the beings that live there. I'd also like to add that it's just a damn fine book about witchcraft, filled with advice and some much-needed common sense." (Jason Mankey, author of The Witch's Book of Shadows) "Teaching an art requires a delicate brew of guidance, cautions, and encouragement; Devin Hunter's book hits the right recipe. The Witch's Book of Spirits is a book that captures the author's personal vision and process while providing systems and frameworks that can serve the reader in developing their own way with the spirits." (Ivo Dominguez, Jr., author of Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans) "In this book Devin gives not just the rituals necessary to conjure and communicate with spirits, but the tools for building life with them. He uses a method of teaching that alternates between supplying theory and principals that can be applied by almost anyone, with very specific rituals that he has received from the spirits himself. The result is a text that you will return to over and over again whether you are working his rites or developing your own." (Jason Miller, author of The Sorcerer's Secrets)
Â©2017 Llewellyn Worldwide (P)2020 Devin H Krech
It's men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hell's Kitchen its name. In the mid-1970s, these two longtime friends take the reins of New York's Irish mob, using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power. Jimmy, a charismatic sociopath, is the leader. Mickey, whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily, is his enforcer. Together they make brutality their trademark, butchering bodies or hurling them out the window. Under their reign, Hell's Kitchen becomes a place where death literally rains from the sky. But when Mickey goes down for a murder he didn't commit, he suspects his friend has sold him out. He returns the favor, breaking the underworld's code of silence and testifying against his gang in open court. From one of the writers behind NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life on the Street comes an incredible true story of what it means to survive in the world of organized crime, where murder is commonplace.
Â©2006 T. J. English (P)2017 Tantor
Master mythologist Joseph Campbell had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. In Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, Campbell explores, with his characteristic clarity and humor, the principle that underlies all the great religions of India and East Asia, from Jainism and Hinduism to Buddhism and Taoism: the transcendent World Soul. Joseph Campbell began his comparative study of the worldâs religions with a chance meeting with the renowned Indian theosophist Jeddu Krishnamurti on a trans-Atlantic steamer. Though Campbell was deeply fascinated by mythologies and religions from every continent, Asiaâs potent mix of theologies captured his imagination more than any other, and offered him paths to understanding the essence of myth. In Myths of Light, Campbell explores the core philosophies and mythologies of the East, comparing them through vivid examples and stories to each other and to those of the West. A worthy companion to Thou Art That and to Campbellâs Asian Journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subject with his typical enthusiasm.
Â©2003 The Joseph Campbell Foundation (jcf.org) (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
Collected here are the first four books of the eight books, best-selling epic Adrian's Undead Diary. The world crashed to pieces on June 23rd and Adrian Ring wasn't anywhere near ready for it. He had no guns, no food, no friends around, a cat that wanted to slip out the back of the condo and a girlfriend trapped in the heart of the city. This is the story of how he survived. Book One: Dark Recollections: Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Prep Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors. He saves his cat Otis, but shoots his mom. Pretty , all things considered. Of course, his sanity takes a hit as a result. Real, flawed, and raw, Dark Recollections is Adrian's own story of how he survived after "That Day". Told through his eyes as he talks to his laptop, affectionately named "Mr. Journal", and through short stories that entwine with his tales that bring forth dark visions of a world being eaten alive by an unimaginable evil. AUD is an eight part epic about a solitary, guilt stricken man that didn't think he deserved to live, but realizes very soon that he survived, and suffered for a reason. This collection contains Dark Recollections, Alone No More, Midnight, and The Failed Coward, four full-length novels following the end of the world as witnessed by Adrian Ring.
Â©2015 Chris Philbrook (P)2020 Chris Philbrook
Contains books one and two in the Bounty Hunter series. Lone Gunfighter of the Wastelands, book one: Being a bounty hunter in the wastelands isn't easy, and it's about to get a whole lot harder. The world went down the crapper a long time ago. Then the revolution came. Things stink even worse now as the corrupt Sloan brothers stake their claim over the lawless wastelands. With no one to stand against them, the people are left to the mercy of the corrupt tyrants. We need a gunfighter who isn't afraid to stand against impossible odds. The problem is that all the heroes died in the revolution...which means we'll have to settle for "Havoc" Joe Ballast. Ballast is no stranger to bad luck, but when the Sloan brothers corner him, they'll soon learn that you should never, ever underestimate the Bounty Hunter.Â Dig Two Graves, book two: There are only two rules for being a bounty hunter: one, get paid, and two, never make it personal. Joe Ballast isn't very good at either. When Roderick Sloan tries to kill one of Joe Ballastâs friends, he must go deep undercover to infiltrate the corrupt administratorâs ranks of murderous henchmen to get close enough to take down Sloan for good. The only problem with that plan is 200 soldiers stand between Joe and his target. Daring heroics and courage are needed if Joe is to survive the treachery and dangerous secrets waiting for him in the fight to save Clearwater. The Mandalorian meets Fallout in this fresh adventure sure to be enjoyed by all ages. Listen to the first two audiobooks in the ongoing story of "Havoc" Joe Ballast, lone gunfighter of Earth's wastelands.
Â©2020 Rachel Aukes (P)2020 Podium Audio
Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis?Â The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Contrary to those who have insisted that there was no meaningful connection between American and German racial repression, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real, sustained, significant, and revealing interest in American race policies. As Whitman shows, the Nuremberg Laws were crafted in an atmosphere of considerable attention to the precedents American race laws had to offer. German praise for American practices, already found in Hitler's Mein Kampf, was continuous throughout the early 1930s, and the most radical Nazi lawyers were eager advocates of the use of American models.Â But while Jim Crow segregation was one aspect of American law that appealed to Nazi radicals, it was not the most consequential one. Rather, both American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws - the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Whitman looks at the ultimate, ugly irony that when Nazis rejected American practices, it was sometimes not because they found them too enlightened but too harsh. Indelibly linking American race laws to the shaping of Nazi policies in Germany, Hitler's American Model upends understandings of America's influence on racist practices in the wider world.
Â©2017 Princeton University Press (P)2018 Tantor
From the family that brought you The Lifegiving Home and The Lifegiving Table, discover how you can become a parent who gives your child a life worth living for Christ. In today's world, it's easy to become overwhelmed and even paralyzed by the constant flow of parenting advice. We're flooded with so much practical information that we wonder if we're choosing the right way. And we may be missing the one thing God really wants us to give to our children: His life. God doesn't include a divine methodology for parenting in the Bible, but he does provide principles that can enable any faithful parent to bring his life into the life of their home. In The Lifegiving Parent, respected authors and parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore eight key principles - heartbeats of lifegiving parenting - to shed light on what it means to create a home where your children will experience the living God in your family. Now parents of four grown children - each with their own unique personality and gifts - Sally and Clay have learned (sometimes the hard way!) that the key to shaping a heart begins at home as you foster a deep and thoughtful God-infused relationship with each child. Filled with biblical insight and classic Clarkson stories, The Lifegiving Parent will equip you with the tools and wisdom you need to give your children much more than just a good Christian life. You'll give them the life of Christ.
Â©2018 Sally Clarkson and Clay Clarkson (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was 23 and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age 38. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations. An arresting narrative of the birth of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling also brilliantly evaluates the prophet's bold contributions to Christian theology and his cultural place in the modern world.
Â©2005 Richard Lyman Bushman (P)2018 Tantor
Contains books three and four in the Bounty Hunter series. Nothing to Nobody, book three A dark threat is creeping across the wastelands. Bounty hunters are the closest thing to law enforcement across the wastelands, but most folks can't tell the difference between the criminals and their chasers. Havoc Joe Ballast and his team at the Haft Agency are trying to change that by picking their own targets and going after the worst criminals. But that's not working out so well for them. They should've stuck to the rules. Their first target, the bloodthirsty Red Dead gang, is terrorizing hapless refugees. Things go bad fast when Havoc and his friends are ambushed and forced to flee to the lawless Wilds. Stranded in deadly territory, the hunters must align with a secret rebel group to survive while turning the tables on their merciless enemies.Â Rake and Scrape, book four The wastelands are on the brink of war. Fifteen years after the revolution, things are worse than ever. The wastelands ignite when Far Town takes a stand against the Monuments Republic Command. As the tanks roll in, the people must decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything to take on the government. The stakes have never been higher...and itâs winner takes all. The bounty hunters have sided with the rebels, but things go awry when the mysterious Zenith State captures two of "Havoc" Joe Ballast's closest friends. In the midst of revolution, he must launch a rescue, but the deeper he goes into Zenith, the more secrets he uncovers. Heroics, sacrifice, and courage are needed by the bounty hunters if they are to survive deadly experiments, manipulative AIs, relentless cyborgs, and a brutal slaughter planned by their own government. The end of the Monuments Republic Command begins now.
Â©2020 Rachel Aukes (P)2021 Podium Audio
Mormonism, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is America's most successful - and most misunderstood - homegrown religion. The church today boasts more than 15 million members worldwide, a remarkable feat in the face of increasing secularity. The growing presence of Mormonism shows no signs of abating, as the makeup of its membership becomes progressively diverse. The heightened contemporary relevance and increasingly global membership of the Church solidifies Mormonism as a religious group much deserving of awareness. Covering the origins, history, and modern challenges of the church, Mormonism: What Everyone Needs to Know offers listeners a brief, authoritative guide to one of the fastest growing faith groups of the 21st century, providing answers to questions such as:Â What circumstances gave rise to the birth of Mormonism?Â Why was Utah chosen as a place of refuge?Â Do you have to believe the Book of Mormon to be a Latter-Day Saint?Â Why do women not hold the priesthood?Â How wealthy is the church, and how much are top leaders paid?Â Written by a believer and the premier scholar of the Latter-Day Saints faith, this remarkably accessible introduction provides a sympathetic but unstinting account of one of the few religious traditions to maintain its vitality and growth in an era of widespread disaffiliation.
Â©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor
Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the 20th century's 100 best nonfiction books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on publication in 1970. Today, Fussell's landmark study remains as original and gripping as ever: a literate, literary, and unapologetic account of the Great War, the war that changed a generation, ushered in the modern era, and revolutionized how we see the world.Â Â This brilliant work illuminates the trauma and tragedy of modern warfare in fresh, revelatory ways. Exploring the work of Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, Edmund Blunden, David Jones, Isaac Rosenberg, and Wilfred Owen, Fussell supplies contexts, both actual and literary, for those writers who - with conspicuous imaginative and artistic meaning - most effectively memorialized World War I as a historical experience.Â Dispensing with literary theory and elevated rhetoric, Fussell grounds literary texts in the mud and trenches of World War I and shows how these poems, diaries, novels, and letters reflected the massive changes - in every area, including language itself - brought about by the cataclysm of the Great War.
Â©2013 Oxford University Press (P)2018 Tantor
Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensive plan of change for America, and he directed national affairs as Speaker of the House, as Secretary of State to John Quincy Adams - the man he put in office - and as acknowledged leader of the Whig party.Â As the broker of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, Henry Clay fought to keep a young nation united when westward expansion and slavery threatened to tear it apart. Yet, despite his talent and achievements, Henry Clay never became president. Three times he received Electoral College votes, twice more he sought his party's nomination, yet each time he was defeated. Alongside fellow senatorial greats Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun, Clay was in the mix almost every moment from 1824 to 1848. Given his prominence, perhaps the years should be termed not the Jacksonian Era but rather the Age of Clay. James C. Klotter uses new research and offers a more focused, nuanced explanation of Clay's programs and politics in order to answer the question of why the man they called "The Great Rejected" never won the presidency but did win the accolades of history.
Â©2018 Oxford University Press (P)2018 Tantor
This is the riveting true story of Paul Martelli, a 15-year-old German-Italian who fought in Pomerania, on the Eastern Front, in 1945 as a member of the 33rd Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Charlemagne" and later as a soldier with French forces during three years (1951-1954) in the Tonkin area, Vietnam.Â Â Â Paul recounts his time at the Sennheim military training base, where he was introduced to the rigorous discipline of body and mind. He then goes back to 1940, during the German invasion of France, when he was still a boy in Lorraine, hinting at his motivations for enlisting with the Waffen SS. He reveals his and many young soldiers' exciting and often humorous escapades at Greifenberg, his first love with a German girl helping refugees, and his experiences and feelings during the combats at KÃ¶rlin, during the strenuous defense of Kolberg, while regrouping at Neustrelitz, and at the German defeat. With a companion, he ends up at a castle delivering a group of women camp prisoners to a Russian officer, living in disguise among enemy soldiers until he escapes and surrender to the Americans.Â Â Â After his sentence, imprisonment, evasions, and military service in Morocco, Paul is sent to fight in defense of bases north of Hanoi, Vietnam. He survives three years of fierce combats, assaults, ambushes, night patrols, fatal traps, and mortal risks, but, deep down, he compares his service with the Waffen SS during the last year of war with the inefficiency of the French Expeditionary Force in the Far East and comes out deeply frustrated. At almost 26, he has fought and lost in two wars, both against the communists, be they Soviet or Viet-Minh. Unemployed, and with the ideals of a "Nouvelle Europe" in pieces, he briefly joins the French Foreign Legion, his last hope, but in the end chooses another path.Â Â Â This is a unique memoir, packed with incident and recounting the story of one individual caught up in a series of life-changing events.
Â©2014 Vittorino dal Cengio (P)2018 Tantor
The vast and mysterious universe is explored in this reprint anthology from award-winning editor and anthologist Neil Clarke (Clarkesworld magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year).Â The urge to explore and discover is a natural and universal one, and the edge of the unknown is expanded with each passing year as scientific advancements inch us closer and closer to the outer reaches of our solar system and the galaxies beyond them.Â Generations of writers have explored these new frontiers and the endless possibilities they present in great detail. With galaxy-spanning adventures of discovery and adventure, from generations ships to warp drives, exploring new worlds to first contacts, science fiction writers have given readers increasingly new and alien ways to look out into our broad and sprawling universe.Â The Final Frontier delivers stories from across this literary spectrum, a reminder that the universe is far large and brimming with possibilities than we could ever imagine, as hard as we may try.
Â©2018 Neil Clarke (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Every royal has their dirty little secret. His was...me. It should have been simple. Go to the ball, meet the prince, and secure his patronage for my favorite charity. But beneath the mask, the brooding beast of a man was not at all who I expected. He was dark and intense and eerily quiet. When I left, I could still feel the ghost of his touch branded into my skin. He haunted my dreams, but I never expected to see him again. Then he came for me. And he took me. And I learned that his darkness was a void I never could have conceived. Heâs the crown prince. And, now, Iâm his captive. This is a full length stand-alone with dark themes.
Â©2020 A. Zavarelli (P)2020 A. Zavarelli
Matthieu Ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a Nobel prize-winning scientist, but when he read some Buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to Buddhism. Eventually he left his life in science to study with Tibetan teachers, and he is now a Buddhist monk and translator for the Dalai Lama, living in the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal. Trinh Thuan was born into a Buddhist family in Vietnam but became intrigued by the explosion of discoveries in astronomy during the 1960s. He made his way to the prestigious California Institute of Technology to study with some of the biggest names in the field and is now an acclaimed astrophysicist and specialist on how the galaxies formed. When Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Thuan met at an academic conference in the summer of 1997, they began discussing the many remarkable connections between the teachings of Buddhism and the findings of recent science. That conversation grew into an astonishing correspondence exploring a series of fascinating questions. Did the universe have a beginning? Might our perception of time in fact be an illusion, a phenomenon created in our brains that has no ultimate reality? What is consciousness and how did it evolve?
Â©2001 Ian Monk (P)2020 Tantor
Peacemakers. The Galactic Unionâs most capable enforcers and resolute negotiators, their name alone elicits fear and awe among the Unionâs citizenry. It is a time of upheaval throughout the Galactic Union. As the effects of the Omega War ripple outward, a Peacemaker falls silent at the outpost mining colony of Parmick. Sensing danger, the Peacemaker Guild dispatches two new graduates of the Academy to investigate and report. They are a new breed of Peacemaker, perfect for the clandestine infiltration mission.Â Parmick is in chaos. The miners are planning to revolt, and the mine owner is rallying every mercenary and neâer-do-well he can to protect his illegal mining operation; the Peacemakers soon realize it will require combat operations to free the citizens of Parmick. Meanwhile, the Peacemaker Guild also finds the mining operation is financing the actions of the disgraced Enforcer KrâetâSocae. Honoring the threat, the Peacemaker Guild unleashes its Enforcers.Â With the galaxy teetering on the edge of chaos, can the Peacemakers and their surprising new allies liberate Parmick, stabilize the Galactic Union, and unlock the next clue to find Snowman? From the minds of Kevin Ikenberry and Kevin Steverson comes a new set of heroes who will forever change the Peacemaker Guild and the course of the Galactic Union.
Â©2019 Kevin Ikenberry and Kevin Steverson (P)2020 Podium Publishing
It is the late 15th century and a village healer in Russia called Laurus is powerless to help his beloved as she dies in childbirth, unwed and without having received communion. Devastated and desperate, he sets out on a journey in search of redemption. But this is no ordinary journey: it is one that spans ages and countries, and which brings him face-to-face with a host of unforgettable, eccentric characters and legendary creatures from the strangest medieval bestiaries. Laurus's travels take him from the Middle Ages to the Plague of 1771, where as a holy fool he displays miraculous healing powers, to the political upheavals of the late 20th century. At each transformative stage of his journey, he becomes more revered by the church and the people, until he decides, one day, to return to his home village to lead the life of a monastic hermit - not realizing that it is here that he will face his most difficult trial yet. Laurus is a remarkably rich novel about the eternal themes of love, loss, self-sacrifice, and faith, from one of Russia's most exciting and critically acclaimed novelists.
Â©2015 Eugene Vodolazkin; translation copyright 2015 by Lisa C. Hayden (P)2017 Tantor
Heâs as lost as the victims he failed to findâ¦ Eight years ago, Elliott Nashâs daughter was murdered. Since then, everything the brilliant former criminal psychologist had is a memory - his child, his career, his wife, and his home. Now he lives on the streets around Washington, DC, with only a bottomless well of guilt and nightmares to make him feel alive. Until Amy Scowcroft solicits his help. She refuses to believe that her daughter, Lacey, who was kidnapped a year before, is dead. To the police, itâs a case gone cold. To Elliott, itâs redemption. In fact, Amy has stumbled upon an unnerving new clue: Lacey is just one of seven children from broken homes who vanished near their birthdays. Right now, itâs all they have to run with. Right now, they have no idea where the chase will lead. As Elliott navigates the streets he knows so well, he and Amy will discover how dark they areâand how many secrets they conceal. Because in a search this harrowing, everybody has something to hide.
Â©2018 Matthew Iden (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
The colonies won their independence. But they are not at peace. New enemies come at the fragile Alliance of Free Colonies. Assassination attempts. Kidnappings. Murder. When Aramis Reyne is nearly killed, he turns the tables and hunts the hunters. He learns things are not as they seem. When Critch disappears, he must make an impossible rescue. If Reyne fails, the Alliance will fall. War will claim the colonies once again. The race is on, and time is running out.
Â©2018 Rachel Aukes (P)2019 Rachel Aukes
A mysterious alien ship is orbiting Europa.Â A handful of astronauts must voyage to Jupiter to face the threat alone. During a classified mission to the ISS, astronaut Jack Kildare picks up an eerie signal. An alien spaceship is orbiting distant, icy Europa. It looks derelict...but is it? As fear sweeps across Earth, NASA spearheads a frenzied effort to build a ship capable of traveling to Jupiter to confront the alien menace. Technology intertwines with espionage and sabotage in a race against the clock. Fighting for his rightful place in the mission, Jack finds himself submerged in a world of secrets, international power games, and cold-blooded murder. Earth needs a man like Jack...but someone doesn't want him going back to space - ever. Can Jack defeat the saboteurs in time to save humanity? Or will the alien threat triumph? Experience a scarily plausible first contact thriller blending hard science fiction and edge-of-your seat action. From New York Times best seller Felix R. Savage, it's perfect for fans of Gerald M. Kilby, Iain M. Banks, and Brandon Q. Morris.
Â©2021 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio
A MAN IN UNIFORM
He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. She was a psychologist in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On the surface, Marty and Michelle Theer appeared to be the perfect married couple. But no one knew of the double life Michelle was leading. Tired of spending one too many nights apart from Marty who was often away on his flight missions, Michelle turned to the Internet to meet men and relieve her loneliness. With each encounter, Michelle became more daring in her sexual escapades. But one man stood out among all the rest: former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant John Diamond.
A WOMAN IN HEAT
The more time Michelle spent with Diamond, the less she wanted to be with her husband. Then on December 17, 2000, Marty was gunned down on a street outside of Michelle's office building. Suspicion first turned to Diamond, and she watched him take the fall for a murder she had masterminded. When authorities went after her, Michelle vanished. For months, federal marshals hunted desperately for Michelle, who had resorted to plastic surgery to avoid the law. In 2002, authorities finally captured her.
A CASE THAT SHOCKED THE AMERICAN MILITARY COMMUNITY
For three months, a jury would hear graphic testimony delving into the sordid details of Michelle's swinging sex life as the happy veneer of the Theers's marriage was quickly peeled away. But when it came time to decide Michelle Theer's fate, her own shocking actions would finally seal her doom...
Â©2006 Michael Fleeman. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
It's the start of summer vacation, and poor Tony has just lost his grandfather. His father is deployed overseas, and his mother is raising him and his little brother all alone. But that's not what's bothering Tony. It's that his nana will be all alone in her small, rural home during the heat of summer, doing the yard work, the laundry, and all the things around the house, while mourning her husband. That won't sit for Tony. With his mother's permission he moves in with Nana for the summer. He rides his bike along the country roads, up and down the hills near Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, trying to meet a nice girl, and making sure his nana is taken care of. And when the dead rise, and the flesh is consumed, and the living go a little bit mad. Poor little Tony will have to take care of Nana in a wholly different way.
Â©2017 Chris Philbrook (P)2017 Chris Philbrook
A few dead bodies are a small price to pay in the quest for immortality. In 2025 America, it's hardly news when a renowned octogenarian scientist dying of cancer disappears from a local hospice, but when Kansas City Star reporter Rich Azadian begins to dig, he discovers that other elderly scientists around the world have also vanished recently - all terminally ill and receiving the same experimental treatment from a global health company. His investigation leads him to the reclusive Noam Heller, a brilliant researcher exploring new technologies to reverse-age cancer and other cells. Using revolutionary stem cell treatments and snippets of DNA from rare, immortal Arctic jellyfish, his breakthrough promises the genetic equivalent of the fountain of youth. But when Heller is murdered and his lab destroyed, Rich and his girlfriend Antonia become targets themselves. With the local police and federal authorities failing to see the big picture, he realizes he must take matters into his own hands to survive and stop the killing. His only hope is to mobilize his network of brilliant misfits and infiltrate the vast and lethal race - among cutthroat corporations, national intelligence services, rogue scientists, and a mysterious international organization - to control the new technologies and perhaps the secret of life itself.
Â©2016 Jamie Metzl (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
In Flight of the Wild Gander, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell - in his first collection of essays, written between 1944 and 1968 - explores the individual and geographical origins of myth, outlining the full range of mythology from Grimm's fairy tales to American Indian legends. Originally published in 1969, this collection describes the symbolic content of stories: how they are linked to human experience and how they - along with our experiences - have changed over time. Throughout, Campbell explores the function of mythology in everyday life and the forms it may take in the future. Included are some of Campbell's first groundbreaking essays: "Bios and Mythos" and "Primitive Man as Metaphysician," both of which examine the biological basis and necessity for story and mythology, and establish mythology as a basic function or fact of nature. Campbell's essay "Mythogenesis" turns from the natural and biological to the cultural and historical - the rise, flowering, and decline of a particular myth, a single American Indian legend. Campbell explores how the myth was born, as well as the personal experiences of the visionary medicine man through whose memory the myth was preserved.
Â©1951, 1969 Joseph Campbell. Â© 1958, 1960 by Rhein-Verlag, AG, Zurich. Â© 1990, 2002 by Joseph Campbell Foundation. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. Now organized around 14 key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries. This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.
Â©2012 Mark A. Noll (P)2017 Tantor
Earth and her colonies are not alone.Â Â Â Politics, discussions, and alliances. Mark doesn't care about any of it. What does it matter when the artillery falls and blood is spilled? All that matters is who stands beside you when blood is spilled and hell lies all around you.Â Â Â Â "Centurion Victor" has a nice ring to it. Major Victor, Corporal Victor, Private Victor; his path has not been a short one. Brothers and sisters have fallen beside him, casualties of war. He thought Tyler and Alexis were just casualties of war, he accepted that. Politics, discussions, and alliances killed them and should have killed him. Mark Victor is on a warpath, a path that leads to the top.Â Â Â Â The secretive Roma Union has stepped forward. The warlike Maraukians are coming, and humanity must rally together or shatter into oblivion.Â Â Â Â Alliances, position, power - when a Victor has your name and a blood debt to be paid, it will be paid.
Â©2018 Michael Chatfield and Dawn Chapman (P)2019 Tantor
Adrian Ring is broken. He was wounded badly, and with dead loved ones on all sides, he makes a bold, life-changing decision; heâs leaving Bastion and its people to help the unknown second Trinity in Europe, where a terrible strain of faster, smarter undead still rampage in the streets. Clinging to whatâs left of his tattered soul, he must assemble a small team to bring across the Atlantic aboard one of the few still-operational US Navy frigates. There, he is reunited with his lost brother William. The battle ahead is ominous enough, but the journey might kill him before he sets foot on European soil. He must battle the wills of those who will be left behind at Bastion, The Factory, Spring Meadows and MGR, plus ensure a proper transition of power. He must wage a war of wills against a rag-tag Navy crew who sees him as a self-proclaimed savior, and against a captain who is at odd with his risk-taking, bold nature. The zombies might be the least of his problems. No God contains Adrianâs journal entries from July 4th, 2014 through Sept. 3rd, 2014. It also contains the side fictions; A Man of God, The Cleaving, I Can See Clearly Now, and The A Game.
Â©2020 Chris Philbrook (P)2020 Chris Philbrook
The zombies have been banished for almost a year now, and Adrian Ring's greatest threats are starvation, and strangers. He can feed both problems away, but a full belly doesn't always lead to trust. With the Northern Valley Cooperative shored up as allies, the future looks bright for Adrian and his family at Bastion. They've added tanks, machine guns, a helicopter, and a hundred trained National Guardsman to their assets on hand. But why is Adrian so uneasy? Why are the refuges from overseas coming in such large droves? Why are they so hungry, and afraid? Why are they so happy to find the Trinity on foreign shores? Because they left the scourge behind. At least, they thought they left it behind. Humanity's plague returns, and when it does, alliances old and new are put to the test, and the world is upended yet again. The Last Resort contains Adrian's Journal entries from December 3rd, 2013, through June 7th, 2014. It also contains the side fictions Steve Goes to the City, The Only Easy Day, The Last Plane out of Kandahar, The Citadel, Terrible Things in Your Name, and Just Me.
Â©2018 Chris Philbrook (P)2019 Chris Philbrook
July 1861. On Independence Day, the citizens of Washington, DC, are celebrating as if there isn't a war. But the city is teeming with green Union recruits while President Lincoln and his War Department are focused on military strategy to take Richmond in Secessionist Virginia in order to bring the conflict to a swift end. Manassas, Virginia, near Bull Run Creek, is in their sights. The very next morning, as Congress convenes once more, a dead body is found hanging from the crane beneath the unfinished dome of the Capitol. Lincoln's close confidant, Adam Speed Quinn, is called upon to determine whether the man had taken his own life, or if someone had helped him. With the assistance of Dr. George Hilton and journalist Sophie Gates, Quinn investigates what turns out to be murder. But the former scout is about to be blindsided, for a Southern sympathizer in the city is running a female spy network reporting to the Confederacy, and she has an insidious plot to foil the Union Army's march to Manassas by employing the charms of one Constance Lemagne to get as close to Adam as possible....
Â©2020 C. M. Gleason (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Explore all of the murder, madness and mayhem in Ancient Rome during the reign of the mad emperor, Caligula. In this book about Romeâs most infamous emperor, expert author, Stephen Dando-Collins chronicles all the palace intrigues and murders that led to Caligula becoming emperor, and details the horrors of his manic reign and the murderous consequences brought about at the hand of his sister Agrippina the Younger, his uncle Claudius and his nephew Nero.Â Skillfully researched, Dando-Collins puts the jigsaw pieces together to form an accurate picture of Caligulaâs life and influences. Dando-Collinsâ precise and thorough examination of the emperorâs life puts Caligulaâs paranoid reign into perspective, examining the betrayals and deaths he experienced prior to his time in power and the onset of a near-fatal illness believed to have affected his mental-health.
Â©2019 Stephen Dando-Collins (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Personality Types has become the indispensable resource in the field of Enneagram studies, as well as a cherished classic in the literature of personal growth around the world. This second edition is not only a monumental intellectual achievement, it is a landmark in the history of psychology and human understanding. For the first time, the landscape of human personality has been completely mapped out - from the high-functioning states of ego transcendence to the depths of pathology. Unequaled in the Enneagram field, the authors provide precise and comprehensive systematic descriptions of each personality type, as well as new, expanded descriptions of each type's major subtypes and its Directions of Integration and Disintegration. This entirely revised edition reveals new insights, including the authors' revolutionary discovery, the Core Dynamics, which give the specific motivations, attitudes, fears, and desires at each of the nine internal Levels of Development for each type, as well as the parental influences on each type, an expanded history of the Enneagram, new material on the Instinctual Variants, and much, much more. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©1996 Don Richard Riso (P)2017 Tantor
Mark Victor was a soldier left broken after the Harmony War ended.Â Â What can a broken ex-trooper really do? What are they good for if they've gone through the EMF and been tossed out the other side? If you were to ask Mark...Maybe, doing what the enemy couldn't and following his brothers and sisters.Â Â Mark wakes up to a nightmare, to an unfamiliar place with unknown faces.Â Â A planet under attack, an enemy he's never seen before. He just wants to escape, but when he sees others in danger, he realizes that a trooper stands for something; they stand to protect their own. No matter the cost.
Â©2018 Michael Chatfield (P)2019 Tantor
Hailed by Thomas Jefferson as "the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written," The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 essays published by Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay from 1787 to 1788, as a means to persuade the public to ratify the Constitution of the United States. With nearly two-thirds of the essays written by Hamilton, this enduring classic is perfect for modern audiences passionate about his work or seeking a deeper understanding of one of the most important documents in US history. AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world. Revised edition: Previously published as The Federalist Papers, this edition of The Federalist Papers (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Public Domain (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Best-selling author, former White House speechwriter, and Atlantic columnist and media commentator David Frum explains why President Trump has undermined our most important institutions in ways even the most critical media has missed, in this thoughtful and hard-hitting book that is a warning for democracy and America's future. "From Russia to South Africa, from Turkey to the Philippines, from Venezuela to Hungary, authoritarian leaders have smashed restraints on their power. Media freedom and judicial independence have eroded. The right to vote remains, but the right to have one's vote counted fairly may not. Until the US presidential election of 2016, the global decline of democracy seemed a concern for other peoples in other lands.... That complacent optimism has been upended by the political rise of Donald Trump. The crisis is upon Americans, here and now." Quietly, steadily, Trump and his administration are damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy, perhaps irrevocably. As he and his family enrich themselves, the presidency itself falls into the hands of the generals and financiers who surround him. While much of the country has been focused on Russia, David Frum has been collecting the lies, obfuscations, and flagrant disregard for the traditional limits placed on the office of the presidency. In Trumpocracy, he documents how Trump and his administration are steadily damaging the tenets and accepted practices of American democracy. During his own White House tenure as George W. Bush's speechwriter, Frum witnessed the ways the presidency is limited not by law but by tradition, propriety, and public outcry, all now weakened. Whether the Trump presidency lasts two, four, or eight more years, he has changed the nature of the office for the worse, and likely for decades. In this powerful and eye-opening book, Frum makes clear that the hard work of recovery starts at home. Trumpocracy outlines how Trump could push America toward illiberalism, what the consequences could be for our nation and our everyday lives, and what we can do to prevent it.
Â©2018 David Frum (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Monsters, saviors, and weapons - the Vanguard don't care what they're called. All that matters is that they answer the call when people cry out in need.Â The core worlds of the Roma Union are in the line of fire. Untouched by war for hundreds of years, they've become used to peace.Â The Maurakians, bearing new technology, can go wherever they want; with little warning, the blanket of safety that humanity has created is ripped away.Â Once again the Vanguard are called upon to act. To give their lives for others and hold out no matter the circumstances. Their target: Indalia.Â What does it matter if you defeat the enemy in front of you, only to have your ally place a blade in your back? Rely on your family.Â Every decision Mark makes will have devastating consequences that could change the direction of the Maraukian war and humanity's path forward.
Â©2018 Michael Chatfield and Dawn Chapman (P)2019 Tantor
The Karamazov brothers are as different as mind, body, and spirit. Ivan, an atheist and brooding intellectual; Dmitri, a volatile sensualist and his father's rival for the beautiful Grushenka; and Alexey, driven by unshakeable piety. In their shadow is their rejected half-brother, humiliated into servitude. Together they act to rid themselves of the dissolute Karamazov patriarch. Then, in a single shocking act, the fates of the brothers are inexorably altered.Â Delving into debates about God, free will, faith, doubt, and moral responsibility, The Brothers Karamazov is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's profound pioneering masterpiece of psychological realism. Revised edition: Previously published as The Brothers Karamazov, this edition of The Brothers Karamazov (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
Public Domain (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Roderick Nash's classic study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements, has received wide acclaim since its initial publication in 1967. The Los Angeles Times listed it among the 100 most influential books published in the last quarter century, Outside Magazine included it in a survey of "books that changed our world", and it has been called the "Book of Genesis for environmentalists".Â For the fifth edition, Nash has written a new preface and epilogue that brings Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contemporary debates about wilderness. Char Miller's foreword provides a 21st-century perspective on how the environmental movement has changed, including the ways in which contemporary scholars are reimagining the dynamic relationship between the natural world and the built environment.
Â©2014 Yale University (P)2020 Tantor
There are rogue government agents hunting supernatural creatures all over Charlotte. There's a bloodbath in the parking lot of a demon bar and a massacre at a shopping mall. There are protests and tear gas and riot cops and somehow Quincy F'n Harker is the one stuck in the middle of cops, monsters, and demon agents trying to keep them from tearing his city apart. And now there seems to be a traitor in their midst. Couple that with the revelation that Harker's guardian angel might have an ulterior motive, and you've got a web of deception and intrigue that can only be Conspiracy Theory.
Â©2020 John G. Hartness (P)2021 Tantor
In 2007, the US Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade posted to northeastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Battle Company, the best within the Brigade, was assigned the toughest Area of Operations. It was called the Korengal Valley. During their 15-month tour, Battle Company saw more combat than any unit since Vietnam. Raw and unapologetic, To Quell the Korengal is a first-hand account of life on the front lines. Written by a grunt on the ground, it is rife with gun fights, grueling foot patrols, a villainous company commander, the austere routines of the American soldier, and the kind of humor only found in war. Though equally appealing to combat-hardened listeners, the story is told in a manner any civilian can comprehend. It was the author's wish that the book could serve as a bridge of understanding for a veteran's wife or mom, or anyone curious about the conflict and sacrifices of our nation's troops.
Â©2015 Darren Shadix (P)2017 Tantor
Peacemakers. The Galactic Unionâs most capable enforcers and resolute negotiators, their name alone elicits fear and awe among the Unionâs citizenry. Being a Peacemaker isnât easy. Theyâre charged with setting the terms and doing anything which needs to be done - even if it personally costs them everything. They must learn to honor the threat to all life, and, in the end, they must stand or fall, based on their own convictions.Â Welcome back to the Four Horsemen universe, where only a willingness to fight and die for money separates Humans from the majority of the other races. Edited by Mia R. Kleve and best-selling author Kevin Ikenberry, Set the Terms includes 14 all-new Peacemaker-themed stories in the Four Horsemen universe by a variety of best-selling authors - and some you may not have heard of...yet.Â From pigs flying to cats landing on their feet, Set the Terms shows Peacemakers at work from the origin of the guild to present day. Journey with a Lumar Peacemaker as he tries to complete his first mission and watch as a Phidae Peacemaker tries to complete his final one. They will have to use their wits as well as their weapons if they hope to remain standing at the end of the day.Â Are you ready to set the terms? If so, then step inside!
Â©2020 Respective authors of all stories within (P)2020 Podium Audio
Adrian Ring is in a coma. Shot by a traitor in his midst, he has slipped into an existence where his consciousness is neither alive nor dead. He has gone to the other side. Bolstered by the presence of the friends he has lost since "that day", Adrian embarks on exploring this frozen landscape of dreams and nightmares. Gilbert and Gavin bring him to caches of supplies, locations of potential friends and enemies, and perhaps most of all...they bring him to their own pasts. Transported through time and space, Adrian sees a hunting trip firsthand with Gavin and then relives one of Gilbert's worst firefights during his Vietnam era. Then, he sees something that hasn't happened yet, but will. And what he sees will change the world forever.Â Welcome to the other side. The Other Side also contains the third and final part of "Meanwhile in Utah", by AUD collaborator Josh Green.
Â©2018 Chris Philbrook (P)2018 Chris Philbrook
The demonâs in the details.... Magical Los Angeles is a ticking time bomb. The normally cooperative crime families are at each otherâs throats, an unseen force manipulating them from behind the scenes like a sinister chess master. Nick Morgan and Bron Broome are the only ones who know whatâs going on, and they've got a tough job: convince the crime lords a demonâs playing them like chumps before the whole town goes up like a powder keg. And if thatâs not enough, theyâve both got their own problems: Nick needs to get a handle on his powerful but unpredictable talent before he blows up every bit of magic he encounters, and Bronâs got herself a new mentor - an ex-Hollywood scream queen who might be more deeply connected with the L.A. situation than anybody suspects. If Nick and Bron - with a little help from a certain Bay Area mage - canât get to the bottom of the situation soon, there wonât be enough of LA's magical scene left to salvage. By Demons Driven is the third book in an exciting new urban fantasy series set in the world of the Amazon best-selling Alastair Stone Chronicles. You don't need to be familiar with the Stone Chronicles to enjoy Happenstance and Bron. If you like sharp, fast-paced urban fantasy that proves men and women can be buddies without becoming lovers, check it out today!
Â©2020 R. L. King (P)2020 R. L. King
A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind - our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions - and how mind and brain relate to art. At the turn of the century, Vienna was the cultural capital of Europe. Artists and scientists met in glittering salons, where they freely exchanged ideas that led to revolutionary breakthroughs in psychology, brain science, literature, and art. Kandel takes us into the world of Vienna to trace, in rich and rewarding detail, the ideas and advances made then, and their enduring influence today.
Â©2012 Eric R. Kandel (P)2018 Tantor
The game never changes, only the players do. Others might call it rebellion, call it cowardice. The vanguard will not forgive, nor will they forget. Their trust lays with one another, in those that have shed blood with them and joined the net. Empires, government, leaders, alliances, planets, corporations - many have fallen in humanities past. Now a new Empire will stand on the shoulders of the vanguard, the troopers, the people of Tricticus, and the Victor Corporation. Their goal: survive, and defend those they care for by any means necessary.
Â©2018 Michael Chatfield and Dawn Chapman (P)2019 Tantor
The long-awaited third book in the Fringe series! There is no turning back from war now. The Fringe Liberation Campaign has sparked protests and rebellions across the Collective. Can the fringe unite into a single front before the Collective Unified Forces send everything theyâve got to destroy the Campaign and kill every last torrent?
Â©2017 Rachel Aukes (P)2018 Rachel Aukes
Adrian forgave himself. The undead have been banished and he's accepted the love of friends, family, and some strangers. He's started a better life.Â Bastion grows day after day as pilgrims come to put down roots near the vaunted Trinity. Crops are growing, babies are being born, supplies are being salvaged, restful dreams are being had, and there's even talk that the government is surfacing to reform.Â All his problems should be getting better now, right?Â But some battles start after the last shot is fired.Â They call themselves The Northern Valley Cooperative.Â Adrian's known about them for years. Always on his fringe, never in his face, they built a fortress out of a ski resort, and brought everyone near them to heel. And now, with winter bearing down on Adrian's world, the NVC is marching south.Â Are they friends, or are they foes?Â Either way, Adrian's got a loaded gun on his hip, and he's surrounded by people he'd die for.Â He just might.Â The Dealer of Hope contains Adrian's journal entries from September 21, 2013 through November 30, 2013. It also contains the side fictions "Desperation", "Junkyard Dogs", "Strange Bedfellows", "No One's Home", "A City Laid Asunder", and "One Last Hurrah". âMr. Philbrook has come back with a fresh voice and story, without abandoning everything his fans loved about the series. Itâs like a homecoming where all the warm feelings of familiarity drain out in dread as the front door opens.... Welcome home.â (Jeffrey Clare, author, All Things Zombie)Â
Â©2018 Chris Philbrook (P)2018 Chris Philbrook
The war is over, but the fight for freedom has only just begun. Berlin. August 1961. The Cold War. When the Berlin Wall brutally divides East from West, Sabine is separated from her beloved brother, Dieter. Escape to the West is the only option if the family is to be reunited. But the Wall is guarded by soldiers operating a shoot-to-kill policy. And Sabine finds herself at the mercy of the Stasi and their brutal interrogation techniques. She must fight to escape. She must fight to survive.Â Â Separated from his family by the Berlin Wall, Dieter teams up with a rebel group determined to rescue their loved ones from East Berlin. They have a plan. But it's a dangerous mission, beset with difficulties at every turn. Who can they really trust? Who is friend or foe?
Â©2013 Margarita Morris (P)2020 Tantor
Wait Until Dark Donât miss the thrilling prequel to New York Times best-selling author Kat Martinâs brand-new series, Maximum Security! Private investigator Jonah Wolfe knows trouble when he sees it. So when April Vale storms into his office at Maximum Security, all his warning signs flash red. Aprilâs been accused of murder, except she has no memory of how she woke up in her coworkerâs bed - drenched in his blood, as he was shot with her gun. As the campaign manager for the mayor, Aprilâs job and life are on the line if she doesnât figure out whoâs trying to frame her. But the clock is ticking, and the pair must find the murderer...before April winds up dead. "Kat Martin is a fast gun when it comes to storytelling, and I love her books." (New York Times best-selling author Linda Lael Miller) Shadows at Dawn Donât miss this scorching novella, part of what Publishers Weekly is calling Kat Martinâs "tantalizing" new Maximum Security series! Private detective Jaxon Ryker swore to himself he would keep his hands off Mindy Stewart. No matter how much Jax might secretly wish otherwise, his colleague at The Max is strictly off-limits. But when Mindy is the victim of an attempted kidnapping, everything changes. With both of them thrust into danger, Jax swears to protect her. As they work together in search of answers, it becomes clear Mindyâs life is on the line, so a trap is set - with Mindy as bait. Jax and Mindy have to put aside their overwhelming attraction, but if they live through this, all bets are off.... "Martin keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited Maximum Security romantic thrillers." (Publishers Weekly) Before Nightfall Kat Martin is back with another thrilling Maximum Security novella filled with danger, suspense and one smoldering road trip to the mountains of Mexico! When her best friendâs son is kidnapped, private detective Lissa Blayne drops everything to focus on the missing boy. Julie and Lissa have been close for years, so when Julieâs friend Colt Wheeler joins the investigation, Lissa bristles at the former rangerâs take-charge attitude. Lissa doesnât need a man calling the shots, even if there is something about Coltâs protective side that has her tough exterior melting away. As Lissa and Colt take their search on the road, the tension between them slowly morphs into trust and understanding - and theyâll need both in order to outsmart the dangerous abductor theyâre tracking. The only thing hotter than their attraction is the heat of the Mexican sun, but this road trip is no vacation....
Â©2018 Kat Martin (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
General George C. Marshall, chief of staff of the US Army during World War II, faced the daunting task not only of overseeing two theaters of a global conflict but also of selecting the best generals to carry out American grand strategy. Marshall and His Generals is the first and only book to focus entirely on that selection process and the performances, both stellar and disappointing, that followed from it. Stephen Taaffe explores how and why Marshall selected the Army's commanders. Among Marshall's chief criteria were character (including "unselfish and devoted purpose"), education (whether at West Point, Fort Leavenworth, or the Army War College), and striking a balance between experience and relative youth in a war that required both wisdom and great physical stamina. As the war unfolded, Marshall also factored into his calculations the combat leadership his generals demonstrated and the opinions of his theater commanders. Delving deeper than other studies, this path-breaking work produces a seamless analysis of Marshall's selection process of operational-level commanders. Taaffe also critiques the performance of these generals during the war and reveals the extent to which their actions served as stepping stones to advancement.
Â©2011 The University Press of Kansas (P)2017 Tantor
Retired, divorced banker, and now hot air balloon pilot Tim Feely doesn't know the world is being eaten alive by zombies. It's early in the morning, and the first of the undead are only now appearing on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Right in Tim's town, in fact. So when he takes Julie and Lucas up into the air for their first hot air balloon ride, before the news reports start, and before the car accidents and looting begins, he has no idea just how crazy the ride will be. After all, Lucas was just bitten by a "crazy heroin addict". This standalone novella set in the apocalypse of Adrian Ring shows how one man, trapped with a ticking time bomb, tries to escape the inevitable to reunite with his daughter Malinda on the ground below. Of course...the world he's tying get back to will never be the same if he puts his feet on the ground, ever again.
Â©2017 Chris Philbrook (P)2018 Chris Philbrook
He's the ass-kicking, wise-cracking, hard-drinking demon hunter you never knew you needed. He's Quincy Harker, and he's here to save your ass whether you want it or not. The immortal magic-wielding son of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray from the classic novel Dracula, Harker now lives in North Carolina hunting down demons and sending them back to Hell. This Omnibus Edition collects the first 12 novellas in the Quincy Harker series. Included here are: Year One Raising Hell Straight to Hell Hell on Heels Hell Freezes Over The Cambion Cycle Heaven Sent Heaven's Door Heaven Help Us Heaven Can Wait Damnation Calling All Angels Devil Inside Angel Dance
Â©2019 John G. Hartness (P)2019 Falstaff Books
Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting-edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological-systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction. Humans are born into connection and require nourishing relationships for healthy living. Adversities, however, bring fragmentation and create the conditions for ill health. They create vulnerabilities. In order to cope, individuals can turn to alternatives, "substitute relationships" that ease the pain of disconnection. These can become addictions. Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery presents a model, a method, and a mandate. This new focus calls for change in the established ways we think and behave about addiction and recovery. It reorients understanding and clinical practice for mental health and addiction counselors, psychologists, and social workers, as well as for addicts and those who love them.
Â©2019 Oliver J. Morgan (P)2019 Tantor
How long must we pay for the crimes of our youth? It has been almost 10 years since Matthias graduated from the elite Blackburne School, where his roommate and best friend, Fritz, fled into the woods, never to be heard from again, in the middle of their senior year. Fritz vanished just after an argument over Matthias' breaking of the school's honor code, and Matthias has long been haunted by the idea that his betrayal led to his friend's disappearance. Years later, after hitting the fast lane in New York as a successful novelist - then falling twice as hard - Matthias is stuck, a failure as a writer, a boyfriend, a person. When he is offered the opportunity to return to Blackburne as an English teacher, he sees it as a chance to put his life back together. But once on campus, Matthias gets swiftly drawn into the past and is driven to find out what happened to Fritz. He partners with a curmudgeonly local retired cop and tries to solve the case, dealing with campus politics, the shocking death of a student, Fritz's complicated and powerful Washington, DC, family, and his own place in the privileged world of Blackburne.
Â©2017 Christopher Swann (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Be careful what you wish for... Nick Morgan knows thereâs no magic in the world, no matter how much he wants to believe. Magic is for suckers, but fortunately, for his job as a sham fortune teller to Hollywoodâs fading stars, there are plenty of those around. When somebody starts peddling a new miracle beauty potion to the townâs never-ending supply of wannabe actors, Nickâs suspicious. But his suspicion becomes terror when it turns the niece of his best client horrifically ugly and kills her right in front of his eyes. While tracking down the source of the potion, Nick encounters Bron, a mysterious young woman whoâs as troubled about the stuff as he is. But as he joins forces with her to investigate, Nick is about to learn some shocking truths - not just about the potion, but about his own history. The Soul Engine is the first book in an exciting new urban fantasy series set in the world of the Amazon best-selling Alastair Stone Chronicles. You don't need to be familiar with the Stone Chronicles to enjoy the Happenstance and Bron series. If you like sharp, fast-paced urban fantasy that proves men and women can be buddies without becoming lovers, check it out today!
Â©2020 R.L. King (P)2020 R.L. King
A pledge of love and hope paves the way for a tale of courage and resilience....Â Â After Wilhelm Quedlin takes Hilde Dremmer as his bride, his heart is content and filled with love, but his life becomes much more complicated. As he's pulled deeper and deeper into his intelligence work, Q feels as if what he is doing, how he is contributing to the espionage of war, isn't enough.Â Â More than once, he's ready to give up, but Hilde urges him to continue, to stay true to himself. She quietly bears all the hardship war has brought to ordinary people like them until one day the unimaginable happens, and she, too, wants out.Â Â But fate wanted them to stay and fight....Â Â Suddenly, inspiration strikes: Q devises a plan to cause a devastating blow to Hitler's regime - assassinate a key player in his organization. One life in exchange for millions of lives saved. In Q's mind, it seems simple, but war is always complicated.Â Q's plan may have a rippling effect that could potentially end the war and affect change around the world. But can he go through with it? Does Q have the courage to pull it off? Or will the looming fear that it will not only ruin him but also harm his family cause him to abandon the plan altogether?
Â©2016 Marion Kummerow (P)2018 Tantor
Quincy Harker is back! The Quest for Glory continues as Quincy Harker travels to Charleston looking for a missing Archangel and becomes embroiled in local magical turf wars and potentially murderous politics. Things really heat up when an evil wizard tries to burn the city to the ground, with Harker at ground zero in the conflagration! Glory gave up her wings to save the world; now, Harker and the Shadow Council are working to get them back. To do that, they have to locate eight AWOL Archangels and convince them to go back to work. But not all these angels want to get back to the business of Heaven, and not all of them even remember who they are. Devil Inside is the second installment in the Quest for Glory serial featuring Quincy Harker and the Shadow Council. Calling All Angels Devil Inside Angel Dance The Quest for Glory will traverse eight novellas in total over 2017. The Manly Wade Wellman Award-winning Quincy Harker novellas are short novellas, similar to James Patterson Bookshots in length. These urban fantasy novellas are perfect for commuters, business travelers, and people with only short bursts of time.
Â©2017 John G. Hartness (P)2018 Falstaff Books
Despite the best efforts of a number of historians, many aspects of the ferocious struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War remain obscure or shrouded in myth. One of the most persistent of these is the notion - largely created by many former members of its own officer corps in the immediate postwar period - that the German Army was a paragon of military professionalism and operational proficiency whose defeat on the Eastern Front was solely attributable to the amateurish meddling of a crazed former Corporal and the overwhelming numerical superiority of the Red Army. A key pillar upon which the argument of German numerical-weakness vis-Ã -vis the Red Army has been constructed is the assertion that Germany was simply incapable of providing its army with the necessary quantities of men and equipment needed to replace its losses. In consequence, as their losses outstripped the availability of replacements, German field formations became progressively weaker until they were incapable of securing their objectives. This work seeks to address the notion of German numerical-weakness in terms of Germany's ability to replace its losses and regenerate its military strength, and assess just how accurate this argument was during the crucial first half of the Russo-German War.
Â©2016 Gregory Liedtke (P)2017 Tantor
Michael Chatfield and Dawn Chapman present Book 5 of the Maraukian War series.
Â©2018 Michael Chatfield and Dawn Chapman (P)2019 Tantor
About TimeÂ offers a delightful return to the world of time travel and light comedy that distinguished Jack Finneyâs all-time classicÂ Time and Again. The protagonists of these 12 stories are well-meaning but at odds with their surroundings and their lives. The time to which they escape - through time travel - doesnât always fulfill their expectations in the way they had hoped, but sometimes, they can still find their dreams.
Â©1986 by Jack Finney (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing
With more than 520 million followers, Buddhism is now the world's fourth largest religion. Over the last 70 years or so, there has been a growing interest in Buddhism, and it continues to capture the imagination of many in the West, who see it as either an alternative or a supplement to their own religious beliefs. For complex cultural and historical reasons, ethics has not received as much attention in traditional Buddhist thought as it has in the West. In this Very Short Introduction audiobook, Damien Keown explores how Buddhism approaches a range of moral issues of our age, including our relationship with our environment, our treatment of animals, and our stance on abortion, on sexuality and gender, on violence and war. This new edition also includes a discussion of the ethical challenges posed by cutting-edge developments in science and biomedical technologies, including neuroscience, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and gene editing.
Â©2020 Damien Keown (P)2020 Tantor
The crew of the Spirit of Destiny is at breaking point.Â Bearing Earth's hopes for deliverance from the alien threat, Jack Kildare and his fellow astronauts successfully complete the long journey to Jupiter. But someone on board is trying to sabotage the mission. As they approach the mysterious alien spaceship orbiting Europa, the crew fractures into rival factions.Â Without warning, a long-range attack cripples the human ship. Now the broken crew is the least of Jack's worries. The alien spaceship isn't a wreck, after all. And whoever is on board wants the humans dead.Â As the mission unravels into a desperate fight for survival, Jack struggles to decode the enemy plot. If he fails, the astronauts will all perish... and so will Earth.Â Experience the second book in scarily plausible first-contact series blending hard science fiction and edge-of-your seat action, from New York Times best-selling author Felix R. Savage. It's perfect for fans of Gerald M. Kilby, Iain M. Banks, and Brandon Q. Morris.
Â©2020, 2021 Aethon Books (P)2021 Aethon Audio
He'd been shot in the head, decapitated, and set on fire. Who could have turned on the real-estate ace with such bloodthirsty fury? Even before the remains were found, circumstantial evidence was building against Rudin's 52-year-old wife, Margaret, who stood to inherit a handsome share of her husband's fortune. Rudin's friends also suspected Margaret, and the victim had thought that his wife was trying to poison him when he was alive. Then a chilling caveat was discovered in Rudin's living trust: should he die under violent circumstances, an investigation should be conducted. By the time authorities closed in on Margaret Rudin she'd disappeared. It would take two and a half years to hunt the Black Widow down, and to discover the secrets at the heart of poisonous marriage... Now, reporter Michael Fleeman delivers a startling glimpse into the mind of a woman who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted. Fleeman also details the relentless pursuit of justice that would lead authorities from the glamorous facade of Las Vegas to a squalid apartment on the outskirts of Boston, to hold the remorseless wife accountable for her shocking crimes.
Â©2002 Michael Fleeman. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
His uncle has been kidnapped. A shadowy government agency is torturing cryptids in his city. His Sanctuary has been revoked from the one place he could drink safely. There's a medusa at the mall. A fairy princess might have just summoned an Old One in a public park.Â Â Quincy Harker really wishes he'd just stayed in Memphis.Â Â But he didn't. He came home to find out that a secret government agency has gone rogue and kidnapped Luke, along with literally dozens of other cryptids, faeries, lycanthropes, and monsters. Now, Harker and his crew have to rescue Luke and take down a massive government conspiracy while keeping escaped monsters from destroying Charlotte!Â Â There are times in a person's life when they know that nothing will ever be the same. This is one of those times. This is Quincy Harker's inflection point.
Â©2019 John G. Hartness (P)2020 Tantor
From the Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter universe comes this thrilling new dark fantasy series! They are humanity's defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are the Shadow Council. Joanna Harrison is a freelance editor, working mother, and loving daughter. She is also the great-granddaughter of legendary steel driving man John Henry, and she has taken up his hammer to fight against the monsters that threaten her family and her world. She is Jo Henry, and she packs one hell of a punch. Jo is fighting like the devil, looking for an angel. She's on a mission to find the Archangel Michael, give him back his holy sword, and bring his memories back. But first she has to stay alive. Through underground cage fights and demon hunts in the desert, Jo will need all the help she can get to wake up the angel. And when a demon kidnaps her mother and daughter, it's time to come out swinging. Calling All Angels is a serialized novella in the Quincy Harker universe. It kicks off the action of the Quest for Glory story line.
Â©2017 John G. Hartness (P)2018 Falstaff Books
Peacemakers. The Galactic Unionâs most capable enforcers and resolute negotiators, their name alone elicits fear and awe among the Unionâs citizenry. After the vicious attacks on Victoria Bravo, Commander Tara Mason and the newly formed Force 25 have no time to refit and reconstitute their depleted forces. Deputized by the Peacemaker Guild and charged with a time-sensitive mission - finding James âSnowmanâ Francis - Tara and her mercenaries deploy to the wintry world of Snowmass to follow a 50-year-old lead on Snowmanâs disappearance.Â Snowmass, though, is far from peaceful. A project of the controversial Dream World Consortium, the planetary governmentâs promises of pleasant weather and long growing seasons have fallen far short of expectations. Tempers are rising, and unknown attackers are damaging the Dream World Consortiumâs equipment. They are also drawing the ire of Mayor Citsym and the Trenta Knights; Zuul mercenaries with more than 40 years of less-than-stellar experience providing the planetâs security.Â Force 25 arrives on the planet and clandestinely deploys their attached Peacemakers, Vannix and Jackson Rains. But their hopes for a peaceful investigation of Snowmanâs past are doomed from the start. Not only do they run into an assassination staged by the rogue Enforcer KrâetâSocae and his minions, but the Trenta Knights also believe the newly arrived mercenaries to be a threat. They stage an attack to drive them from the planet. But neither KrâetâSocae, the local government, nor the Trenta Knights have ever seen anything like Force 25, and when the battle is joined, all of them - including Force 25 - will be forever changed.
Â©2020 Kevin Ikenberry (P)2020 Podium Audio
Memory binds our mental life together. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember. But how does the brain create memories? Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel intertwines the intellectual history of the powerful new science of the mind - a combination of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology - with his own personal quest to understand memory. A deft mixture of memoir and history, modern biology and behavior, In Search of Memory brings listeners from Kandel's childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna to the forefront of one of the great scientific endeavors of the 20th century: the search for the biological basis of memory.
Â©2006 Eric R. Kandel (P)2018 Tantor
From John G. Hartness, a must-listen collection of four Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter novellas... She Talks to Angels: In the fifth part of the Quincy Harker crossover series, Gabby helps hunt down a rogue archangel in St. Louis, learning more about herself, about history, and about that cute doctor's son than she expected. Shout at the Devil: The Quest for Glory continues as Quincy Harker travels west to hunt down a rogue Archangel and avenge the murder of a good friend. Angel of Harlem: The Quest for Glory rushes toward its conclusion as Quincy Harker steps in for a missing Shadow Council member and goes to New York City to find the last Archangel. But when pieces of his past come back to haunt him, Quincy must face feelings long buried and horrors brand new. Sympathy for the Devil: It's been a two-year quest that has spanned the continent, and now Quincy Harker is crossing dimensions to do battle with Lucifer and restore his Guardian Angel Glory's divinity. Is he really hero enough to stand toe to toe with the Devil himself and come out alive?
Â©2019 John G Hartness (P)2019 Tantor
In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams, and organizations is their mindset - what happens in between their ears. It's not the corporate strategy, the sales compensation plan, or the market segments they're pursuing. It is what each leader, team member, and employee chooses to focus on, to believe, and to create for themselves and others. The 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership presents the fundamental concepts whose implementation will result in dramatic revenue, performance, and relationship growth. Specifically, leaders will learn to: Live their professional and personal lives with unbridled purpose and passion. Execute strategic priorities more effectively and with accelerated results. Retain the brightest and best talent.Have employees, key stakeholders, and managers enthusiastically follow them. Be exemplars of innovation, growth, and positive mindsets.Cascade excellence throughout their organizations. You may have employees with all the talent in the world, but you'll never achieve remarkable results until you change your employees' mindset. The 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership will help you convert your human potential into accelerated business results.
Â©2017 Hugh Blaine (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A unique look at the complex relationship between two of America's foremost World War II leaders.Â Â The first book ever to explore the relationship between George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower, Partners in Command eloquently tackles a subject that has eluded historians for years. As Mark Perry charts the crucial impact of this duo on victory in World War II and later as they lay the foundation for triumph in the Cold War, he shows us an unlikely, complex collaboration at the heart of decades of successful American foreign policy - and shatters many of the myths that have evolved about these two great men and the issues that tested their alliance.Â As compelling as it is vitally informative, this work is a signal accomplishment.
Â©2007 Mark Perry (P)2019 HighBridge Company
"The WikiLeaks of its day" (Time) is as relevant as ever to present-day American politics.
Not fake news! The basis for the 2018 film The Post, The Pentagon Papers are a series of articles, documents, and studies examining the Johnson Administration's lies to the public about the extent of US involvement in the Vietnam War, bringing to light shocking conclusions about America's true role in the conflict.
Published by The New York Times in 1971, The Pentagon Papers riveted an already deeply divided nation with startling and disturbing revelations about the United States' involvement in Vietnam. The Washington Post called them "the most significant leaks of classified material in American history" and they remain relevant today as a reminder of the importance of a free press and First Amendment rights. The Pentagon Papers demonstrated that the government had systematically lied to both the public and to Congress.
This incomparable volume includes:
The Truman and Eisenhower Years: 1945-1960 by Fox Butterfield
Origins of the Insurgency in South Vietnam by Fox Butterfield
The Kennedy Years: 1961-1963 by Hedrick Smith
The Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem: May-November, 1963 by Hedrick Smith
The Covert War and Tonkin Gulf: February-August, 1964 by Neil Sheehan
The Consensus to Bomb North Vietnam: August, 1964 - February, 1965 by Neil Sheehan
The Launching of the Ground War: March-July, 1965 by Neil Sheehan
The Buildup: July, 1965 - September, 1966 by Fox Butterfield
Secretary McNamara's Disenchantment: October, 1966 - May, 1967 by Hedrick Smith
The Tet Offensive and the Turnaround by E. W. Kenworthy
Analysis and Comment
Biographies of Key Figures
With a brand-new foreword by James L. Greenfield, this edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning story is sure to provoke discussion about free press and government deception, and shed some light on issues in the past and the present so that we can better understand and improve the future.
Â©2018 Neil Sheehan, E. W. Kenworthy, Fox Butterfield, Hedrick Smith (P)2018 Brilliance Audio, Inc., all rights reserved
Dr. Wilhem "Q" Quedlin, chemical engineer and inventor, lives for his science. A woman is not in his plans - and neither is being accused of industrial espionage.Â But things get worse from there.Â Â Watching Hitler's rise to power spurns his desire to avoid yet another war that will completely destroy his beloved country. Q makes the conscious decision to fight against what he knows is wrong, even if working against the Nazis could mean certain death for him - and anyone he loves.Â Â Hilde Dremmer has vowed to never love again. But after encountering Q, she wants to give love a second chance.Â Â Â When Q discloses his resistance plan, it's up to Hilde to choose between her protected life without him or the constant threat of torture if she supports him in his fight against injustice. She has witnessed enough of the Nazi government's violent acts to be appalled by the new political power, but will this be enough for an ordinary girl to do the extraordinary and stand beside the man she loves in a time of total desolation?Â Â This World War II spy story is based on the true events of one couple's struggle for happiness while battling a war against their own leaders.
Â©2016 Marion Kummerow (P)2018 Tantor
An inside look into the story of why we all traded in pots for pods! Reminiscent of God in a Cup and The Devil's Cup, this is an inside look into the modern business of making coffee. But rather than a general history, Coffee for One focuses on the revolution that made single serve the most popular way to consume coffee worldwide, and the competition and conflict that got us here. This story features A-list names, corporate intrigue, environmental destruction, and much, much more. For the vast majority of the time humans have consumed coffee, the drink has been brewed in pots or other multi-serving tools; that is, until the last two decades, which saw the rise of the single serve coffee machine. Whether it's a Keurig or a Nespresso, today most people get their coffee from little plastic individual serving pods. But why? Coffee for One breaks open this story of innovation, profit, and cultural change.
Â©2018 KJ Fallon (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
From inspiration to heartache, hope is fleeting as freedom becomes a distant memory.... Wilhelm Quedlin's plan to change the tide of the war is thwarted when he is arrested. And, making matters worse, with the arrest of his wife, Hilde, the fate of their children is thrown into chaos. The situation is desperate and the circumstances become even more dire when Q finds out who was behind his capture and imprisonment.Â Â Yet hope remains.... In the midst of their situation, Q and Hilde are encouraged when they meet like-minded political prisoners in the penitentiary and rumors of reprieval make the rounds.Â Â Â Despite darkness and despair looming in the distance, their hope never fades.Â Â Â Will they evade the inevitable and come out unscathed by the claws of the Gestapo?
Â©2017 Marion Kummerow (P)2018 Tantor
A seminal work as melodious and haunting as the era it chronicles.Â Â First published in 1968, Weimar Culture is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay's distinguished career. A study of German culture between the two wars, the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic, literary, and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the 1920s amid the chaos of Germany's tenuous post-World War I democracy, and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler's rise to power. Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy, the influence of its culture was profound and far-reaching, ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the 20th century. Vivid and highly engaging, Weimar Culture is the finest introduction for the casual listener and historian alike.
Â©1968, 2001 Peter Gay (P)2019 Tantor
National Book Award Finalist: "A learned, thoughtful, witty legal history for the layman" (The New Yorker). What do the thoughts of a ravenous tiger have to do with the evolution of America's legal system? How do the works of Jane Austen and Ludwig van Beethoven relate to corporal punishment? In The Law of the Land, Charles Rembar examines these and many other topics, illustrating the surprisingly entertaining history of US law. Best known for his passionate efforts to protect literature, including Lady Chatterley's Lover, from censorship laws, Rembar offers an exciting look at the democratic judicial system that will appeal to lawyers and laymen alike. From the dark days of medieval England, when legal disputes were settled by duel, through recent paradigm shifts in the interpretation and application of the legal code, The Law of the Land is a compelling and informative history of the rules and regulations we so often take for granted.
Â©1980 Charles Rembar (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. Kandel illustrates how reductionism - the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable components - has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths. He draws on his Nobel Prize-winning work revealing the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory in sea slugs to shed light on the complex workings of the mental processes of higher animals. In Reductionism in Art and Brain Science, Kandel shows how this radically reductionist approach, applied to the most complex puzzle of our time - the brain - has been employed by modern artists who distill their subjective world into color, form, and light. Kandel demonstrates through bottom-up sensory and top-down cognitive functions how science can explore the complexities of human perception and help us to perceive, appreciate, and understand great works of art.
Â©2016 Eric R. Kandel (P)2018 Tantor
Quincy Harker's quest for Glory is going straight to Hell, and now, he's got to make it through Purgatory to get Glory's wings back!Â Glory gave up her wings to save the world; now, Harker and the Shadow Council are working to get them back. To do that, they have to locate eight AWOL archangels and convince them to go back to work. But not all these angels want to get back to the business of Heaven, and not all of them even remember who they are.Â Everyone's favorite demon hunter is looking for a kidnapped archangel, and he's got to do something completely out of character to do it - go to church. It seems there's a band of extreme religious zealots running around North Carolina, and their current target is a local event promoter who just happens the be the archangel Uriel in disguise. When Harker follows the evidence to the extremists, he uncovers a lot more than a stuffed offering plate.Â Corrupt cops, drunken demons, unholy ministers, and a lot of leather and spandex make Running with the Devil one of the darkest Harker novellas yet!Â Running with the Devil is the fourth installment in the Quest for Glory serial featuring Quincy Harker and the Shadow Council.Â Calling All Angels Devil Inside Angel Dance Running with the Devil The Quest for Glory will traverse eight novellas in total.
Â©2017 John G. Hartness (P)2018 Falstaff Books
Shocked to find corruption widespread in the ranks of their shepherds today, too many good Catholics are tempted to leave the Church, unaware that ever since the days when Jesus' own treasurer, Judas Iscariot, had his hand in the till, the Good Shepherd and His faithful followers have regularly been betrayed by bad shepherds.Â In this eye-opening book, Church historian Rod Bennett introduces a number of those bad shepherds, including Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, who regularly sold out the Church to the Roman emperor; Pope Stephen VII, who so hated his late predecessor that he had him dug up, put on trial, and flung into the Tiber; Benedict IX, who bought and sold the papacy (twice!); and Pope John XII, whose debauchery rivaled that of the corrupt emperor Caligula.Â Those were very bad shepherds indeed, but while they did the Devil's work, good Catholics not only survived - they thrived. They outlasted their bad shepherds, preserved in their ranks the Faith of our fathers, and served in each instance as the foundation for a cleansing of the House of God and a vigorous renewal of the Faith.
Â©2018 Rod Bennett (P)2019 Tantor
Following on last year's award-winning dark fantasy series, Quincy Harker is back, and the stakes are higher than ever. Collecting four novellas into one volume, The Cambion Cycle sees Harker and his cohorts battling bigger threats, teaming with legends of folklore, and trying to save the world from a demonic horde. All with snark, flair, and heaping helpings of bloodshed and mayhem. The Cambion Cycle collects the following - Heaven Sent - the origin of Harker's guardian angel Glory. Heaven's Door - there's a murderer on the streets of Charlotte, but he's killing angels! Heaven Help Us - Harker is on the run, and nothing is as it seems in this small town. Heaven Can Wait - Can Harker and the Shadow Council save the world from a demon invasion?
Â©2016 John G. Hartness (P)2017 Falstaff Books
Stephen Asma argues that, like art, religion has direct access to our emotional lives in ways that science does not. Yes, science can give us emotional feelings of wonder and the sublime - we can feel the sacred depths of nature - but there are many forms of human suffering and vulnerability that are beyond the reach of help from science. Different emotional stresses require different kinds of rescue. Unlike secular authors who praise religion's ethical and civilizing function, Asma argues that its core value lies in its emotionally therapeutic power. No theorist of religion has failed to notice the importance of emotions in spiritual and ritual life, but truly systematic research has only recently delivered concrete data on the neurology, psychology, and anthropology of the emotional systems. This very recent "affective turn" has begun to map out a powerful territory of embodied cognition. Why We Need Religion incorporates new data from these affective sciences into the philosophy of religion. It goes on to describe the way in which religion manages those systems - rage, play, lust, care, grief, and so on. Finally, it argues that religion is still the best cultural apparatus for doing this adaptive work.
Â©2018 Oxford University Press (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
After learning about Nazi persecution of his family, Herschel Grynszpan (pronounced "Greenspan"), an impoverished 17-year-old Jew living in Paris, bought a small handgun and on November 7, 1938, went to the German embassy and shot the first German diplomat he saw. When the man died two days later, Hitler and Goebbels made the shooting their pretext for the great state-sponsored wave of anti-Semitic terror known as Kristallnacht, still seen by many as an initiating event of the Holocaust.Â Â Overnight, Grynszpan, a bright but naive teenager - and a perfect political nobody - was front-page news and a pawn in a global power struggle. When France fell, the Nazis captured Grynszpan after a wild chase and flew him to Berlin. The boy became a privileged prisoner of the Gestapo while Hitler and Goebbels plotted a massive show trial to blame "the Jews" for starting World War II. A prisoner and alone, Grynszpan grasped Hitler's intentions and waged a battle of wits to sabotage the trial, knowing that even if he succeeded, he would certainly be murdered. The battle of wits was close, but Grynszpan finally won. Based on the newest research, Hitler's Pawn is the richest telling of Grynszpan's story to date.
Â©2019 Stephen Koch (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
They are humanity's defense against the supernatural. They are the light in the darkness. They are the guardians that walk in the night. They are The Shadow Council.Â His father called him Adam. The people called him monster. History gave him only his father's name. Quincy Harker calls him friend.Â He is Adam, the greatest creation and greatest failure of Victor Frankenstein. Trapped in a life he never sought, in a world that will never understand him, he roams the Earth searching for understanding, searching for his own humanity.Â And now he roams the streets of New Orleans searching for a missing Archangel and a trumpet that can herald the coming of the Apocalypse.Â Adam's task in the Quest for Glory is to find Sealtiel, the Herald of Heaven, and bring the angel to Quincy Harker to unlock the mysteries that will restore Glory's divinity. But dark forces are at work in the Crescent City, and magic-users are dying in horrible ways all over town. Will Adam find the angel before the last note is still in the city of jazz?Â Â
Â©2017 John G. Hartness (P)2018 Falstaff Books
"Red beef and strong beer" was how C. S. Lewis described his education under one of his early tutors. It was, in other words, a substantial education that engaged deeply with the intellectual tradition and challenged him to grow. Gary Selby sees Lewis' expression as an indication of the kind of transformation that is both possible and necessary for the Christian faith, and he contends that spiritual formation comes about not by retreating from the physical world, but through deeper engagement with it.Â By considering themes such as our human embodiment, our sense of awareness in our everyday experiences, and the role of our human agency - all while engaging with the writings of Lewis, who himself enjoyed food, drink, laughter, and good conversation - Selby demonstrates that an earthy spirituality can be a robust spirituality.
Â©2019 Gary S. Selby (P)2019 Tantor