Description : Out in the secluded oceans, danger lurks where you least expect to find it. Will you survive horrifying creatures, treacherous storms and deadly stings and bites? Packed full of fascination facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?
Description : Getting Out The Vote In Style This 6 x 9, 120 page Cornell Notes Journal is perfect for jotting notes down while on the trail. For Political organizers, progressive door knockers, phone canvassers you gotta take notes. People to call back, people to reach out to turf notes. You can put it all here. I know because I have worked on Progressive campaigns since George McGovern and I will working the phones for this one too. Don't Just Carry the Message. Jot The Message Down. They also make Snarky Gifts for those right leaning Politicians and friends on your list.
Description : In an effort to protect her child from the harsh realities of her impending death, Mary pours her heart into a diary, her legacy to her challenged ten-year-old son, Samson. After her passing, the grief-stricken child writes longingly to his lost momma, in the hopes that his fervent words might reach her in the great beyond. Born with extraordinary powers found only in the primate world, he is a mystery to the medical world. His doctors know of a progressive tumor on his thyroid, but even that cant explain his gigantism. At ten, he is 69 and weighs 175 pounds. Nora, his devoted nanny, loves him as if he was her own flesh and blood, and she does her best to encourage the boy. When his mental abilities also begin to grow beyond expectations, only his father believes that it is the work of Mary, his dead wife. At sixteen, 76, and 275 pounds, hes on the verge of harnessing his true potential. Soon, hes on his way to glory in professional sports and folk-hero status, but theres a powerful emptiness to his life. Tragedy follows him everywhere. He continues to write to his momma, desperate to know why he keeps losing the ones he loves. At nineteen, undaunted by his doctors fears that physical exertion will kill him, he experiences a mystical transformation, with his momma and a phalanx of angels to guide him. When his body betrays him, can theyor should theysave him?
Description : Angel Andrade is a teenager raised by a single mother, whose childhood was spent in homeless shelters. In high school, desperate to fit in, desperate to have money, women, and respect, becomes a drug dealer thinking only about making easy money. In such world his innocence is lost. Full of greed and lust for riches, he gets himself deeper and deeper in the drug underworld and the lifestyle attached to it. He rises to power through violent murder and bribes to law enforcement officials in the Mexican border towns. When he is very engulfed in this lifestyle, he discovers love, and is that love that brings back his innocence. It is also at that time that his past catches up to him
Description : Andrew Witchland is a despondent and depressed man in search of hope. He is poisoned with destructive memories of his service in the military. After fleeing into Northern England, Andrew is forced to live behind a false identity. He walks through the moors daily in the chains of his own depravity in search of a key to free himself. Rachel Graceling is a young and wealthy lady, whose life is headed into a forced marriage. She is desperately trying to find a way out of the clutches of a man who wants her for ambiguous reasons. When their paths inevitably cross, Andrew Witchland wonders if he can trust Rachel Graceling with his darkest secrets. Or if his past is worth telling her and losing a very precious relationship that may save his sanity.
Description : About the Contributor(s): Rabbi Edward Feld is the senior editor of Mahzor Lev Shalem (2010) and the author of The Spirit of Renewal: Finding Faith after the Holocaust (1994). He has served as Rabbi-in-Residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary and as Hillel Director and Chaplain to the College at Princeton University and Smith and Amherst Colleges. As the Educational Director of Rabbis for Human Rights he developed a curriculum for teaching "Judaism and Human Rights."
Description : This collection of popular naval stories covers the entire span of World War II, beginning when the British Royal Navy faced fascist forces on its own until the final Allied victory over the Japanese in 1945. Fight for the Sea offers a rich mixture of accounts about such large and well-known battles and operations as the Battle of the Coral Sea, as well as lesser-known actions such as the submarine attack on Corfu harbour, the loss of the USS Leedsdown, and the saga of the USS Rich to characterize the breadth and variety of the war at sea. Also included are memories of John F Kennedy's heroic actions with PT 109 and George H W Bush's near-death experience with an aircraft known as the 'flying casket'.A sailor's eye view of the war at sea, this compelling compilation has broad appeal. John Frayn Turner's prose crackles with action and tension to keep the reader's attention, and even those who know little about the war will find the stories to be a welcome introduction to the subject. Among the book's special attractions are the little-known contributions of rescue ships and merchant seamen and the adventures of civilians, including Johnnie Ferguson, who spent three weeks adrift in an open boat when her ship was torpedoed. Readers will come away with not only a clear understanding of the giant scope of World War II but of the individual grit and determination that produced victory.
Description : Anthony Powell’s universally acclaimed epic A Dance to the Music of Time offers a matchless panorama of twentieth-century London. Now, for the first time in decades, readers in the United States can read the books of Dance as they were originally published—as twelve individual novels—but with a twenty-first-century twist: they’re available only as e-books. World War II has finally broken out, and The Valley of Bones (1964) finds Nick Jenkins learning the military arts. A stint at a training academy in Wales introduces him to the many unusual characters the army has thrown together, from the ambitious bank clerk-turned-martinet, Gwatkin, to the hopelessly slovenly yet endearing washout, Bithel. Even during wartime, however, domestic life proceeds, as a pregnant Isobel nears her term and her siblings’ romantic lives take unexpected turns—their affairs of the heart lent additional urgency by the ever-darkening shadow of war. "Anthony Powell is the best living English novelist by far. His admirers are addicts, let us face it, held in thrall by a magician."--Chicago Tribune "A book which creates a world and explores it in depth, which ponders changing relationships and values, which creates brilliantly living and diverse characters and then watches them grow and change in their milieu. . . . Powell's world is as large and as complex as Proust's."--Elizabeth Janeway, New York Times "One of the most important works of fiction since the Second World War. . . . The novel looked, as it began, something like a comedy of manners; then, for a while, like a tragedy of manners; now like a vastly entertaining, deeply melancholy, yet somehow courageous statement about human experience."--Naomi Bliven, New Yorker “The most brilliant and penetrating novelist we have.”--Kingsley Amis
Description : Follows the intertwining lives of Nick Jenkins and his acquaintances through young adulthood, marriage, work, and old age in England from 1914 to 1971.
Description : In Wings of Despair, the memories of World War 2 are recounted through the eyes of a gifted clairvoyant, Elwood Babbitt. The story, not only pulses with the excitement and turmoil of battle conditions, experienced by he and his platoon, but also delves into what Babbitt perceives through his spiritualist training, a deeper perspective of life he terms "spiritual oneness" which counterpoises the mortality of man, as seen through the eyes of common soldiers. Babbitt mixes the ridiculous with the sublime as we see how hometown boys, while narrowly escaping death one moment, to the next, being serenaded by "Armstrong" and his "mystical guitar", strumming the heartwarming tunes of the day, felt a longing for home and family. Babbitt explains how their senses were honed to a razor sharp alertness for combat readiness, at the same time, experiencing momentary surrendering of societal conditionings and established belief systems while attending the traditional ceremonies in the caves of the Kahunas of Hawaii and in the native villages of the Pacific Islands. Babbitt's war experience is put to use later in the 1960's and the 1970's when many young people, testing their values by living close to the land, come to seek guidance from Babbitt.