Description : Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.
Description : Though the United Federation of Planets still reels from Andor’s political decision that will forever affect the coalition, Captain William T. Riker and the crew of the U.S.S. Titan are carrying out Starfleet’s renewed commitment to deep space exploration. While continuing to search the Beta Quadrant’s unknown expanses for an ancient civilization’s long-lost quick-terraforming technology— a potential boon to many Borg-ravaged worlds across the Federation and beyond—Titan’s science specialists encounter the planet Ta’ith, home to the remnant of a once-great society that may hold the very secrets they seek. But this quest also takes Titan perilously close to the deadly Vela Pulsar, the galaxy’s most prolific source of lethal radiation, potentially jeopardizing both the ship and what remains of the Ta’ithan civilization. Meanwhile, Will Riker finds himself on a collision course with the Federation Council and the Andorian government, both of which intend to deprive Titan of its Andorian crew members. And one of those Andorians—Lieutenant Pava Ek’Noor sh’Aqaba—has just uncovered a terrible danger, which has been hiding in plain sight for more than two centuries. . . .
Description : A sociological study of independent women employed outside the home in the years between 1880 and 1930 when women were traditionally expected to stay home until they married.
Description : SELENAS DOWRY. SELENAS HERITAGE. THE CURSE OF SELENAS DOWRY COMES FULL CIRCLE. MURDER. HER HERITAGE LIES IN THE HANDS OF HER CHILDREN. ALL WILL COME DOWN TO A BATTLE OF WITS AND LOYALTIES TO THE FAMILY. ONE IS SELENAS JUDAS. THE OTHER.A NEW AND TRUE ETHERINGTON.
Description : John Brownleader, a Black Country soldier, is injured outside Arras in 1918 and rescued by a German. Following capture, John finishes the war in a Berlin prisoner of war camp. He realises that the enemy has saved his life, even though he is in an appalling physical and psychological condition. On his return home, his family is forced to re-assess their own interpretations of the enemy and the traumatic impact of war. In poor health, John asks his girlfriend Ada to marry him and enlists her help to write secret letters to his German rescuer. The consequences of their actions are explored in the closing stages of the novel when John’s divided family is obliged to meet the ‘enemy’.This is a story about a small group of characters of different ages set against the very difficult circumstances and actual events of 1918 and 1919. The two youngest members of the Brownleader family, Hannah and George, see the unfolding situations in a very different way to their parents, elder siblings and the other adults. Hannah is a pivotal character and her greatest wish is for someone to read her a story from her favourite Wonder Tales. Two Trees contains elements of affection, laughter, courage, antagonism and personal challenge as well as an examination of individual motivation, empathy and family rivalry. It is a story about the human spirit and how a bond between two ‘enemy’ soldiers is created amongst the carnage and mayhem of the Western Front which nobody at home can really understand. The book will appeal to fans of hisorical and war fiction.
Description : A New York Times bestseller! Tom Clancy's Op-Center is back with this new thriller written by the New York Times bestselling authors of Tom Clancy's ACT OF VALOR and featuring a chilling, ripped-from-the-headlines scenario. Before 9/11 America was protected by a covert force known as the National Crisis Management Center. Commonly known as Op-Center, this silent, secret mantel guarded the American people and protected the country from enemies. The charter was top secret and Director Paul Hood reported directly to the president. Op-Center used undercover operatives with SWAT capabilities to diffuse crises around the world, and they were tops in their field. But after the World Trade Center disaster, in the interest of streamlining, OP-Center was disbanded-leaving the country in terrible danger. But when terrorists detonate bombs in sports stadiums around the country leaving men, women and children dead or mutilated, the President executes an emergency order to bring back Op-Center-an Op-Center capable of dealing with the high tech crises of the 21st Century, and there is a lethal one brewing in the Middle East. A renegade Saudi Prince with ambitions of controlling the world's oil supply has an ingenious plot to manipulate America into attacking Syria and launching a war against Iran. Next, they would ignite a sleeper cell to attack the America homeland, resulting in a bloodbath unlike any other. Only the men and women of Op-Center, using sophisticated technology, realize what is about to be unleashed. Only they have the courage to issue a warning no one wants to hear. But will anyone believe them?
Description : When they were first released in the 1980s, Janet Woititz's groundbreaking works, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Struggle for Intimacy and The Self-Sabotage Syndrome, provided a new message of hope to adult children who had grown up in the shadow of alcoholic parents. Their message today is as profound and timeless as it was two decades ago. Now, in this complete collection, readers will learn again the insight and healing power of Janet Wotitiz's words. The Complete ACoA Sourcebook is a compilation of three of Dr. Woititz's classic books, addressing head-on the symptoms of The Adult Children of Alcoholics syndrome and providing strategies for living a normal life as an adult. Readers will find help for themselves: at home, in intimate relationships and on the job. They will discover the reasons for the way they think, believe and feel about themselves; ACoAs often feel isolated, have difficulty in relationships, in the workplace and in feeling good about themselves. Readers who are familiar with Woititz's work will find wisdom once again in this classic collection. Those new to ACoA will gain fresh insight into their behavior patterns and find an avenue for self-love and healing. Noted ACoA expert Dr. Robert Ackerman, author of the best-selling Perfect Daughters and Silent Sons, provides a foreword and explains why Janet Woititz's message will continue to help millions of readers for generations to come.