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  • Jr. James Buckley

    At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of “Aryan superiority.”  Owens’s winning...read more

  • Tom Hughes

    There’s hardly anyone in the world more down-to-earth than Jesus. That sounds far-fetched because, well, Jesus is God. But read the Gospels and you find Jesus telling stories that ring true from beginning to end, stories you can immediately identify with, stories that make you go “hmmm.” In Down to Earth we learn that these stories are different from the stories we tell each other—these are stories intended to change your life. They’re soul stories—stories that get inside you and linger there, stories you start to find yourself living into. And when you do, you and the world around you are transformed for...read more

  • Christopher Golden

    Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors, including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, and Sarah Pinborough. That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children-Want and Ignorance-beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts. Bestselling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories...read more

  • William W. Freehling

    Here is history in the grand manner, a powerful narrative peopled with dozens of memorable portraits, telling this important story with skill and relish. Freehling highlights all the key moments on the road to war, including the violence in Bleeding Kansas, Preston Brooks's beating of Charles Sumner in the Senate chambers, the Dred Scott Decision, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and much more. As Freehling shows, the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked a political crisis, but at first most Southerners took a cautious approach, willing to wait and see what Lincoln would do-especially, whether he would take any antagonistic measures against the South. But at this moment, the extreme...read more

  • Thomas Milan Konda

    It's tempting to think that we live in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories, with seemingly each churn of the news cycle bringing fresh manifestations of large-scale paranoia. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion-and the delusional psychologies that fuel them-have been a constant presence in American life for nearly as long as there's been an America. In this sweeping book, Thomas Milan Konda traces the country's obsession with conspiratorial thought from the early days of the republic to our own anxious moment. Rather than simply rehashing the surface eccentricities of such theories, Konda draws from his unprecedented assemblage of conspiratorial...read more

  • T. Harv Eker

    In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: 'Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!' Eker does this by identifying your 'money and success blueprint.' This blueprint determines your financial life. If your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money -- and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success. In Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to...read more

  • Steve Jamison

    He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the Tour's biggest names-all by playing his 'ugly' game.Now, in Winning Ugly, Gilbert teaches recreational players how to win more often without necessarily even changing their strokes. The key to success, he says, is to become a better thinking player-to recognize, analyze, and capitalize. That means outthinking opponents before, during, and after a match; forcing him or her to play your game. Gilbert's unconventional advice includes:How to identify the seven 'Hidden Ad Points,' and what to do when they come upSix reasons why you should...read more

  • James Tobin

    When polio paralyzed Franklin Roosevelt at the age of thirty-nine, people wept to think that the young man of golden promise must live out his days as a helpless invalid. He never again walked on his own. But in just over a decade, he regained his strength and seized the presidency. This was the most remarkable comeback in the history of American politics. And, as author James Tobin shows, it was the pivot of Roosevelt's life-the triumphant struggle that tempered and revealed his true character. With enormous ambition, canny resourcefulness, and sheer grit, FDR willed himself back into contention and turned personal disaster to his political advantage. Tobin's dramatic account of...read more

  • Seymour Morris

    Seymour Morris Jr. combines political history, military biography, and business management to tell the story of General Douglas MacArthur's tremendous success in rebuilding Japan after World War II in Supreme Commander, a lively, in-depth work of biographical history complementary to The Generals, The Storm of War, and Truman. He is the most decorated general in American history—and the only five five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. Yet Douglas MacArthur's greatest victory was not in war but in peace. As the uniquely titled Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, he was charged with transforming a defeated, militarist empire into a beacon of peace and...read more

  • Tracy Solheim

    With a reputation for fast moves on the gridiron and even faster moves off the field, Shane Devlin was a player in every sense of the word. Unfortunately, his bad-boy persona has made him a risky prospect as a quarterback, and only the Baltimore Blaze are willing to give him a chance. And he's about to take a hit he never expected. Working for the Blaze, Carly March knows only too well how jocks think-and what they think with-so she's always made a point of keeping them at arm's length. But when she shares a kiss with the devilishly handsome Shane, she finds it hard to play by her own rules-and even harder to resist...read more

  • Tracy Solheim

    Bridal gown designer Julianne Marchione knows better than to lose her head at a client's wedding. But a mix of migraine medication and a smoking hot football player lead to a steamy one night stand resulting in a surprise pregnancy. Julianne has every intention of forgetting her NFL hookup until her son, Owen, is born with a life-threatening blood disorder that requires a transfusion-and Julianne is not a match. Will Connelly grew up tough, shouldering the stigma of being a bastard child born on the wrong side of the tracks. When he finds out about Owen, he's furious that Julianne kept his son a secret. But when he sees her again at the hospital, he realizes that his feelings for her go...read more

  • Tracy Solheim

    Baltimore Blaze tight end Brody Janik is a natural-born football star-his record-breaking athletic performance and his cover-boy good looks have turned him into a household name. But Brody is hiding a health condition that may cut his career short. PhD candidate Shannon 'Shay' Everett works multiple jobs to put herself through school-including an unpaid internship with the Blaze training department. Strapped for cash, Shay answers the call of an NFL gossip blogger to uncover personal details about the Blaze players. Sneaking into the locker room one night, she gets entangled in Brody's secret . . . and swept up by his charm. He decides to keep her close-perhaps closer than either of them...read more

  • Tamsyn Bester

    There's a fine line between love and hate, so fine that you don't know you've lost balance until it's too late. Kennedy is not sure exactly when she lost her balance. All she knows is that he was to blame. Dane Winters. The boy who'd spent most of his life hating her for reasons she never understood. It was no secret that Dane hated Kennedy, but only he knew why. She was off-limits. And then their separate worlds collided with one tragedy. It wasn't her fault, he knew that, but he wanted her to hurt the way he did, and he needed someone to blame. She was an easy target. Kennedy Monroe. The girl he'd picked on all their lives. And the woman he barely tolerated. Until the line between love...read more

  • Emma Hart

    As the daughter of Hollywood's sweetheart, Leah Veronica can't even buy a coffee without finding her face on a magazine stand, so it's no wonder she's launching her first fashion line in secret. With it debuting at New York Fashion Week in just under a month, extra time in the spotlight is the last thing she needs. The son of the best quarterback the league has ever seen, filling legendary shoes as the L.A. Vipers' quarterback was inevitable for Corey Jackson. So was meeting Leah Veronica-the first girl to hand him his ass without putting a hair out of place. Getting the sexy, prickly blonde into his bed becomes his number one goal. But getting the handsome, over-confident footballer the...read more

  • Tamsyn Bester

    Jade Matthews and Reid Cole have been best friends all their lives. He was the boy who chased away the monsters from under her bed, and she was the girl he knew he was going to spend the rest of his life with. But some friendships aren't always built to last. This is a story about two best friends whose lives change after one night-a night that not even fate could have stopped. In the aftermath, Reid and Jade lose their friendship but soon find that they were destined to be so much more. Contains mature...read more

  • Emma Hart

    Macey Kelly has sworn off men. Unless they're going to zip in and out of her apartment quicker than they can give her an orgasm, she's not interested. The last thing Jack Carr needs at the start of the season is for a dark-haired, sexy as sin, beauty to be consuming his thoughts. Football is his life, which leaves no time for girls. Avoiding each other is the perfect solution, but when your best friends are in a serious living together kind of relationship, that isn't always an option. Until Mitch shows up with a bombshell that could shatter Macey's perfectly carved out life. It's been a year, but he isn't giving her up, not now he has a chance at winning her back. Macey quickly realizes...read more

  • Lisa Marie Rice

    Chloe Mason can't remember much about her childhood, except for being in and out of hospitals. Now healthy and all grown up, she's determined to fill the gaping hole that was her past. When she finds her long lost brother, Harry, she discovers family and something else that was missing from her life. Love. As a child, Mike Keillor helplessly watched as his parents were massacred. Vowing to never again be vulnerable, he joined the Marines and became a Recon sniper, SWAT officer, and an expert in martial arts, before establishing his own successful security company. When his friend and partner Harry reconnects with his long lost sister, Chloe, the hard-as-nails Mike is felled by the one...read more

  • Lisa Marie Rice

    The world knows her only as Eve . . . Though her songs have sold millions, she is an enigma, a bewitching mystery. But to former Delta Force operator Harry Bolt, she is an angel whose sultry, smoky voice brought him back to life after the nightmare of Afghanistan. Nothing else matters. And now a scared, helpless beauty has walked through the door of his San Diego private security firm, running from something secret, something deadly . . . and Harry knows immediately that this is the woman who saved him. He is the last hope for this intoxicating siren without a past. But though she burns to lose herself in Harry's powerful arms, Eve is wary of trusting this tough, haunted ex-soldier who...read more

  • Lisa Marie Rice

    Former Navy SEAL Sam Reston keeps to himself. His world is dangerous, uncertain, violent . . . and there is no room in it for the helpless and weak. Then the most beautiful woman in the world moves in next door to him . . . Nicole Pearce's life is complicated enough-with an ailing father and a new business to worry about-and the last thing she needs is to get involved with a secretive, hard-bodied, hardheaded neighbor. Yet Sam leaves her breathless-her body tingling with erotic desire-and it takes every ounce of her fabled control to resist offering herself to him, no strings attached. What she doesn't know is that Sam Reston is on an undercover assignment . . . and she's about to step...read more

  • Sharon Sala

    MURDER IN EDEN  Felled by a cowardly shot to the back, Stanton Youngblood has just enough time before he dies to leave a single clue to his killer's identity: the word Wayne, scrawled in his own blood.  That word means everything to his widow. Leigh Youngblood was once Leigh Wayne, but she left her wealthy family behind thirty years ago when she fell in love with Stanton, a betrayal the Waynes have never forgiven. Now she publicly vows to discover which of her siblings thinks money and power are enough to cover up a murder.  Back in town to find his father's killer, prodigal son Bowie finds his search for justice comes with an unexpected ray of light. He's loved...read more