The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:WildBlue Press

ISBN:1947290347

Total Pages:350

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A mercenary’s journey into the darkness of his own heart. “The novel can be nightmarish in a thrilling way, but Craig’s treatment of the Congo is sincere.”—Eleven PDX Stan Mullens is an American mercenary in the Congo who sees himself as a good guy with a bad job. Stan’s self-assigned mission to protect his longtime brother-in-arms, Frank, takes a serious hit when their boss sends them on an unsupported mission into the jungle to track and kill Tonde Chiora, a former company employee accused of stealing vital mining technology. As their mission takes them deep into the violent heart of the Congo, Stan soon discovers that his victim hasn’t done anything to warrant being murdered. And as he struggles to survive the jungle, his enemies, and Frank’s random acts of vicious stupidity, he finds himself increasingly drawn in by the innocence and optimism of the man he is supposed to kill. With his enemies closing in and his friendship with Frank falling apart, Stan has to make a dangerous choice between his old loyalties and his new friends. Maybe hardest of all, he has to make peace with the realization that despite what he’s told himself all these years, he is not one of the good guys. Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for Suspense/Thriller! “[A] twisting plot with questionable allegiances, strange characters, and dangers everywhere . . . dramatic and fascinating.”—Mystery Suspense Reviews “Fast, enjoyable and well written . . . compelling characters with their dark side and dark secrets.”—Man of la Book

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I Want to Kill the Dog

Author:Richard M. Cohen

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110159537X

Total Pages:144

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A hilarious book by Richard M. Cohen, the New York Times bestselling author of Blindsided and Strong at the Broken Places, about living with his wife, Meredith Vieira, and her band of difficult dogs. “Has a couple ever gone to war or a spouse moved to another country because a pet came between them? Have two people other than my wife and me ever had such opposing feelings when it comes to domestic animals?” So wonders Richard M. Cohen, who has endured the beasts his wife, Meredith Vieira, has brought into the house to enrich their lives. Despite her unshakable affection for these furry creatures, the various animals have destroyed the serenity of a once calm household. Friends watch in stunned silence as the family frantically struggles to keep peace in this lawless land. Delivery people have fled in fear. Guests have cowered or simply laughed at the hideous shrieks, the current mutt’s stab at intimidation. Then there are the cats that think they are ferocious jungle creatures. Weary of having animals run the show, Richard is fed up. These animals are destroying a home, and the life of one simple soul who seeks only peace and quiet. The King has been overthrown. The Queen and her court have taken over. That would be Meredith and her minions. I Want to Kill the Dog is more than a countercultural ode to those weary of the pet pedestal. It is a portrait of a marriage and of the redemptive power of humor and family when banishing the beast is not an option.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author:Wilson Rawls

Publisher:Laurel Leaf

ISBN:0307781569

Total Pages:256

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A beloved classic that captures the powerful bond between man and man’s best friend. Billy has long dreamt of owning not one, but two, dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up enough money for two pups to call his own—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It doesn’t matter that times are tough; together they’ll roam the hills of the Ozarks. Soon Billy and his hounds become the finest hunting team in the valley. Stories of their great achievements spread throughout the region, and the combination of Old Dan’s brawn, Little Ann’s brains, and Billy’s sheer will seems unbeatable. But tragedy awaits these determined hunters—now friends—and Billy learns that hope can grow out of despair, and that the seeds of the future can come from the scars of the past. Praise for Where the Red Fern Grows A Top 100 Children’s Novel, School Library Journal's A Fuse #8 Production A Must-Read for Kids 9 to 14, NPR Winner of Multiple State Awards Over 7 million copies in print! “Very touching.” —The New York Times Book Review “One of the great classics of children’s literature . . . Any child who doesn’t get to read this beloved and powerfully emotional book has missed out on an important piece of childhood for the last 40-plus years.” —Common Sense Media “An exciting tale of love and adventure you’ll never forget.” —School Library Journal “A book of unadorned naturalness.” —Kirkus Reviews “Written with so much feeling and sentiment that adults as well as children are drawn [in] with a passion.” —Arizona Daily Star “It’s a story about a young boy and his two hunting dogs and . . . I can’t even go on without getting a little misty.” —The Huffington Post “We tear up just thinking about it.” —Time on the film adaptation

Too Young to Vote but Old Enough to Kill

Author:DF Ryschka

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781469180892

Total Pages:545

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Raw, hard hitting, not politically correct, as it was during the early years of the 1970s. See through the soldiers eyes his perspectives, as he takes you visually through his personal slice of the non-winnable Vietnam War. Feel his fear and euphoria from the mundane to the cracking sounds of AK 47 rounds zipping past his head. Meet the friendly creatures persecuting the Grunts daily, while on operations. Feel his feelings on the few rest days, trying to unwind. A must to read, if you want the feeling of a simple private soldier, living his own private hell.

Call to Kill

Author:Billy Billingham,Conor Woodman

Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN:1529364566

Total Pages:400

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THE FIRST IN A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM SAS: WHO DARES WINS STAR. A country in turmoil. A rescue mission gone wrong. A hero unlike any other fighting to save a broken world. Matt 'Mace' Mason is deployed on a deniable SAS mission in war-torn Yemen, becoming embroiled in a hostage rescue that goes terribly wrong. Pulling at the strings of the local political scene is not only the local warlord who is destined to become Mace's nemesis, General Ruak Shahlai, but hardbitten American arms dealer Erica Atkins, who controls a whole international network to her advantage. As well as his own team, Mace has to work, initially unwillingly, with female CIA Agent (and Islamic scholar) Redford. Together they will need to prevent an attack that would spark a regional war and create the largest environmental disaster the world has ever seen. DON'T MISS THE FIRST IN THE NEW MATT MASON SERIES FROM AN AUTHOR WHO HAS BEEN THERE AND DONE IT ALL, BILLY BILLINGHAM. About the Author Billy Billingham spent 17 years in the SAS. He was responsible for planning and executing strategic operations and training at the highest level in locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, South America and Africa, and has led countless hostage rescues. He later became a bodyguard to A list celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Sir Michael Caine, and Tom Cruise. Since 2015, Billy has been one of the lead presenters on the popular Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Of the lead line-up, he is the only one with a genuine SAS career.

How to Kill Monsters Using Common Household Items

Author:Jason Offutt

Publisher:Permuted Press

ISBN:1618684345

Total Pages:N.A

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The human race is an endangered species. Vampires, werewolves, Bigfoot, and killer robots – they’re all trying to kill us. Killer robots even have the word “killer” in their name. Can it get more obvious? We need to rid the world of these monsters before they rid the world of us. All of them. But these monsters aren’t real, right? Wrong, and you’re dead. These creatures wander the periphery of our reality, waiting for a moment of weakness, and then attack while we’re home alone in our underwear. “How to Kill Monsters Using Common Household Items” is a guidebook on how to rid your life of these monsters before they kill you, so sharpen that machete and gas up the weed whacker, folks. Each chapter contains: · How to identify the monster · Who’s going to help you kill it · Your arsenal and where to keep it (kitchen, bathroom, living room, garage, etc.). · Behavior of the monster while you’re trying to kill it · Disposing of the body · Monster powers · Monster weaknesses · How to avoid the monster “How to Kill Monsters Using Common Household Items” is a must have home defense guide for the do-it-yourself slayer. After using this book, you too can understand that setting gnomes on fire with a Bic lighter and a can of Aqua Net is funny.

Dreaming Culture

Author:J. Mageo

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230339719

Total Pages:215

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Dreams seem the most private territory of experience. Yet Dreaming Culture argues they are a space in which we practice, consider, question, and adapt cultural models of the self, gender, sexuality, relationships, and agency. Through an innovative "dream ethnography" from college students in the northwestern U.S., this book contributes to recent research on dreaming and the brain in psychology and continuing research on dreaming and the self in clinical psychology and psychological anthropology. Dreaming Culture uses critical theory to understand power relations embedded in cultural models, a perspective often lacking in cognitive anthropology and in psychological studies of self and mind.

Of Mice and Men

Author:John Steinbeck

Publisher:Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:1479456470

Total Pages:104

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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck and first ublished in 1937. It chronicles the experiences of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States. Steinbeck based the novella on his own experiences working alongside migrant farm workers as a teenager in the 1910s (before the arrival of the Okies that he would describe in The Grapes of Wrath). The title is taken from Robert Burns' poem "To a Mouse", which reads: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley". (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.) While it is a book taught in many schools, Of Mice and Men has been a frequent target of censors for vulgarity, and what some consider offensive and racist language; consequently, it appears on the American Library Association's list of the Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.

Hard to Kill

Author:C.M. Sutter

Publisher:C.M. Sutter

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Total Pages:288

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Fans of James Patterson and Michael Connelly will love C.M. Sutter. Grab this eighth book in the unputdownable Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller Series now! Detective Jesse McCord looks forward to a week of vacation. He can’t wait to go camping with Hanna and Bandit away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. The more remote the location, the better, in Jesse’s opinion. He’s excited about teaching Hanna how to fish, and he’s sure they’ll spend their week canoeing, hiking, and enjoying campfires under the stars. News hits the precinct that a longtime nemesis of Jesse has been released from prison due to overcrowding, but because Jesse will be hundreds of miles from Chicago, he sets those concerns aside. Without a care in the world, Jesse leaves his job and service weapon behind as he, Hanna, and Bandit set out on the adventure of a lifetime. After they arrive at their destination, an unsettling course of events puts Jesse and Hanna on high alert. A vicious predator lurks in the shadows, watches their every move, and is ready to strike. The Detective Jesse McCord Police Thriller books are listed in chronological order below. #1 Sniper's Nest #2 At Large #3 Deadly Pursuit #4 To Die For #5 Booked for Murder #6 End of the Line #7 Deadly Deception #8 Hard to Kill Editorial Review “Chicago Homicide Detective Jesse McCord is planning to enjoy some long-overdue vacation time when he gets word that an old nemesis is out on early release. Headed to a state park with his girlfriend, Hanna, Jesse sets aside thoughts of the criminal, but when they set up at the campsite, things start disappearing—a sleeping bag, food, and even Jesse himself. A desperate Hanna reaches out to Jesse’s colleagues, and the search is on for Jesse and the criminal suspected of kidnapping him in this taut, suspenseful tale that’s sure to captivate fans of the series.” Angela M., Line Editor, Red Adept Editing

How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying)

Author:Kerrelyn Sparks

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062107755

Total Pages:384

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From New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks comes the next adventure in the Love at Stake series, featuring a Master vampire and his love affair with a woman of many secrets . . . Vampire Zoltan Czakvar is on the hunt for the truth about his father's death. He's been searching for a very long time—since 1241, in fact. And he is not about to give up, even when he's attacked by a woman with striking blue eyes and a hell of a right hook! Neona is also on the hunt. She's looking for a mate and she thinks muscled Zoltan will work just fine. After all, men are good for only one thing. Soon, though, she realizes there's more to this handsome vampire than just sexual prowess. But she's keeping a secret from Zoltan, something so big that it will rock the vampire world. Can their newfound love survive . . . even if their passion means the destruction of her world?

London Labour and the London Poor

Author:Henry Mayhew

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN:1605207373

Total Pages:478

Viewed:1944

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Assembled from a series of newspaper articles first published in the newspaper Morning Chronicle throughout the 1840s, this exhaustively researched, richly detailed survey of the teeming street denizens of London is a work both of groundbreaking sociology and salacious voyeurism. In an 1850 review of the survey, just prior to its initial book publication, William Makepeace Thackeray called it "tale of terror and wonder" offering "a picture of human life so wonderful, so awful, so piteous and pathetic, so exciting and terrible, that readers of romances own they never read anything like to it." Delving into the world of the London "street-folk"-the buyers and sellers of goods, performers, artisans, laborers and others-this extraordinary work inspired the socially conscious fiction of Charles Dickens in the 19th century as well as the urban fantasy of Neil Gaiman in the late 20th. Volume III explores the lives of: the "destroyers of vermin" street musicians "exhibitors of trained animals" dock laborers cab drivers steamboatmen vagrants and more. English journalist HENRY MAYHEW (1812-1887) was a founder and editor of the satirical magazine Punch.

The Power of the Dog

Author:Don Winslow

Publisher:Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN:1400044847

Total Pages:560

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From the New York Times bestselling author, here is the first novel in the explosive Power of the Dog series—an action-filled look at the drug trade that takes you deep inside a world riddled with corruption, betrayal, and bloody revenge. Book One of the Power of the Dog Series Set about ten years prior to The Cartel, this gritty novel introduces a brilliant cast of characters. Art Keller is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.

Hard Currency

Author:Stuart M. Kaminsky

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453273484

Total Pages:244

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“Kaminsky gets Russia right, and Cuba right, but best of all he gets his superb cop Rostnikov altogether right yet another time. Bravo!” —Ed McBain The Soviet Union is dead, and Russian society has been fractured into a thousand pieces. Through those cracks seeps the first serial killer in the country’s history, whose exploits send Moscow into a frenzy. As his colleagues hunt for the pipe-wielding maniac who’s killed forty women so far, police inspector Porfiry Rostnikov must depart for Havana to avoid an international incident. First, Rostnikov must confront his fear of flying—or more specifically, flying on Russian airplanes. Assuming he lands safely in Havana, this case will require the utmost diplomacy. A Russian politician is accused of murdering a young Cuban woman. Rostnikov’s superiors want things wrapped up cleanly and quickly. Unfortunately, their man in Havana is about to discover there is nothing simple about this murder. “In a style reminiscent of Martin Cruz Smith in Gorky Park, Kaminsky effectively transplants the police procedural to the fertile ground of ‘democratic’ Russia, where it blossoms anew . . . An excellent novel.” —Booklist

Shiloh

Author:Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1439132003

Total Pages:144

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Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh in this Newbery Medal–winning novel from Phillis Reynolds Naylor. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight—and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun—and abuses his dogs. So when Shiloh runs away from Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd. But Marty's secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it exposes his entire family to Judd's anger. How far will Marty have to go to make Shiloh his?

What Doesn't Kill You

Author:Laura E. James

Publisher:Dark Choc Lit

ISBN:1781892709

Total Pages:299

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“Laura James gives the reader the ultimate dilemma” in a heartrending novel of family and forgiveness (USA Today bestselling author Sue Fortin). After struggling with the death of his childhood friend and the loss of his mother, Griff Hendry is trying to stay strong. That’s why he’s dedicated himself to saving lives, joining the coastal rescue team along the breathtaking shores of Dorset. Yet the one man who needs rescue most—Griff’s own father, Logan—in the one man Griff can’t forgive. Their tragic past has not only caused an irreparable rift between them—it’s also driven away Griff’s wife. The resilient Evie is not only struggling with the trials of her teenage daughter, but she’s also bringing as much care and comfort to her ailing and bereaved father-in-law as he needs. Evie has no choice. She knows the terrible secret that Logan is hiding from his son. Now it’s up her to bring a family back together, to teach Griff that the real meaning of strength is compassion, and that to open old wounds of the heart is the only way to heal them. “Dark, deep, and incredibly emotional.”—Jo Lambert “[James’s] Chesil Beach series . . . has been compared to that of leading novelists Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes.” —Dorset Echo

To Kill a Kingdom

Author:Alexandra Christo

Publisher:Feiwel & Friends

ISBN:1250112699

Total Pages:320

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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most--a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever. The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby--it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

Ftw Self Defense

Author:C. R. Jahn

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781469732565

Total Pages:364

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FTW SELF DEFENSE FTW Self Defense is a revolutionary text which addresses, in great detail, many important yet controversial topics which most instructors do not discuss with their students. Th is is the reality of self defense, and these topics are not entered into lightly. Intended for mature and open minded students only. This is the long awaited companion volume to the underground bestseller Hardcore Self Defense.

Nature's Revenge

Author:Troy Massie

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:9781479755219

Total Pages:134

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Four middle-aged friends go out for a hunting trip on a lovely Sunday morning. Only this trip is nothing like they have ever experienced. The surroundings begin to change, and the sky begins to grow dark in the early afternoon. Then they realize that they are trapped in the woods. Friends and family of the four men experience the darkness and sense that the men are in danger, so they go out to look for them. They all end up having the ultimate test of courage, running into creatures that they had seen before only in their worst nightmares and dealing with terrible natural disasters, forcing them to fight for their lives.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT - Ultimate Collection: Memoirs, History Books, Biographies, Essays, Speeches &Executive Orders

Author:Theodore Roosevelt,Henry Cabot Lodge

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026878256

Total Pages:3954

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This collection represents the great literary legacy of the president Theodore Roosevelt. He had a wide range of interests which can be seen in his work. Roosevelt had shown a great deal of talent in different literary genres, such as history, biography, nature and guide books. In addition, trough his memoirs, his personal and presidential writings you will discover surprising adventurous life the former president, as well as details of his presidential actions and truth behind certain decisions. Contents: Autobiography The Naval War of 1812 Hero Tales from American History The Winning of the West Through the Brazilian Wilderness Letters to His Children The Rough Riders A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open Hunting The Grisly And Other Sketches America and the World War Average Americans The Strenuous Life Expansion and Peace Fellow-Feeling as Political Factor Character & Success History as Literature Biological Analogies in History The World Movement The Thraldom of Names Productive Scholarship Dante and the Bowery The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century The Search for Truth in a Reverent Spirit The Ancient Irish Sagas An Art Exhibition The Duties of American Citizenship Professionalism in Sports Practical Work in Politics Resignation Letter Colonel Roosevelt's Reports Strength & Decency The Square Deal Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech The Man With the Muck Rake Sons of the Puritans Where We Can Work With Socialists Where We Cannot Work With Socialists Citizenship in a Republic (the Man in the Arena) International Peace The New Nationalism Duty & Self-control The Right of the People to Rule I Have Just Been Shot Address to the Boys Progressive League Address to the Knights of Columbus