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  • Joe Haldeman

    Drawing on his own war experiences, Vietnam veteran Joe Haldeman creates stunning works of science fiction. Forever Peace is not a sequel to his previous award-winning work, The Forever War, but it deals with similarly provocative issues. When it was published, Forever Peace was chosen Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly. It also won the coveted Hugo Award. War in the 21st century is fought by 'soldierboys.' Remote-controlled mechanical monsters, they are run by human soldiers who hard-wire their brains together to form each unit. Julian is one of these dedicated soldiers, until he inadvertently kills a young boy. Now he struggles to understand how this has changed his mind. Forever...read more

  • Joe Haldeman

    When it was first published over 20 years ago, Joe Haldeman's novel won the Hugo and Nebula awards and was chosen Best Novel in several countries. Today, it is hailed a classic of science fiction that foreshadowed many of the futuristic themes of the 1990s: bionics, sensory manipulation, and time distortion. William Mandella is a soldier in Earth's elite brigade. As the war against the Taurans sends him from galaxy to galaxy, he learns to use protective body shells and sophisticated weapons. He adapts to the cultures and terrains of distant outposts. But with each month in space, years are passing on Earth. Where will he call home when (and if) the Forever War ends? Narrator George Wilson's...read more

  • Edward J. Renehan Jr.

    Author of The Kennedys at War and The Lion's Pride, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. presents a fascinating biography of one of the most hated and most admired American entrepreneurs of all time. Here, he sheds light on Wall Street magnate Jay Gould and his frequently overshadowed creativity. Gould was the quintessential robber baron and the original modern businessman whose financial examples persist even...read more

  • Tim Dorsey

    Tim Dorsey is the internationally best-selling author of the gleefully over-the-top series starring spree-killer Serge Storms. In The Big Bamboo, Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters. 'Serge and Coleman are an Abbott and Costello for the new millennium as they bumble their way from one ridiculous exploit to the next...read more

  • Harry G. Frankfurt

    Written by Harry G. Frankfurt, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Princeton University-one of the world's most influential moral philosophers-On Bullshit has to be heard to be believed! This best-seller describes the unique situation in our culture in which the truth is overwhelmed by wave after wave of nonsense and misrepresentation. Faced with no clearly articulated theory of this condition, what function it serves, or what it means to us, Frankfurt enters his own brilliant...read more

  • Tim Dorsey

    Serge A. Storms is back! The one-man crime spree hits no speed bumps as he swings through Tampa, Disney World, and parts south before settling down in Miami Beach to team up with a former sidekick and launch his long-overdue offbeat travel service. It's a labor of love as Serge forces customers to confront the underbelly of the Sunshine State's past and present. Some clients get it; others run for their lives. No matter. Bullets fly, cars crash, bodies pile up, fireballs reach into the sky, local lore is recited. The tour continues. Our overachieving antihero has a full to-do list, and he multitasks during the tourist juggernaut to battle the Palermo crime family, mystery assassins, local...read more

  • Tim Scott

    Tim Scott's inventive and hilarious science fiction novels are unlike any others. Booklist calls him 'one of the genre's most promising and original new voices in years.' In a strange world where living refrigerators exist in herds like wild animals, Seattle has become a coddled city beset by irrational fears. Enter ex-cop Huckleberry, who's about to see his life take a turn for the weird when he stumbles into a dangerous conspiracy and the fridges become his only...read more

  • Prosper Mérimée

    « Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement », avec Maria Casarès et Georges Wilson (extraits des scènes IV, VII et IX), régie de Jean Vilar. « Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement » est une des œuvres les moins connues de Mérimée. Ce n'est point là un drame tragique et sanglant rappelant « Carmen ». Mais la note espagnole où excelle Mérimée y sera. Vraiment, vous entendrez là un chef-d'œuvre littéraire où l'adresse scénique égale la fantaisie. Le personnage principal - un Vice-Roi du Pérou - est dessiné avec une ponctualité et un relief étonnants. On retrouvera là, sous un aspect nouveau, l'éternel duel entre l'homme et la femme qui est celui d'Alceste et Célimène, Boubouroche...read more

  • Ray Kurzweil

    “Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The...read more

  • Terry Brooks

    In a sleepy steel-mill town, the ultimate battle between Good and Evil is about to begin . . . Sinnissippi Park, in Hopewell, Illinois, has long hidden a mysterious evil, locked away from humankind by powers greater than most could even imagine. But now the malevolent creatures that normally skulk in the shadows of the park grow bolder, and old secrets hint at a violent explosion. The brewing conflict draws John Ross to Hopewell. A Knight of the Word, Ross is plagued by nightmares that tell him someone evil is coming to unleash an ancient horror upon the world. Caught between them is fourteen-year-old Nest Freemark, who senses that something is terribly wrong but has not yet learned...read more

  • Peter Henriques

    In Realistic Visionary the renowned George Washington scholar Peter Henriques seeks to humanize the first president without diminishing him. Henriques's Washington makes mistakes, is sensitive to criticism, and is slow to accept blame, but he is also the greatest man of his age, a relentless pragmatist who could nonetheless envision what a free and united America could be for 'millions unborn.'Rather than revisiting Washington's life in its entirety, Henriques constructs a biographical portrait by addressing the vital themes and events through which Washington the man is revealed. What emerge most clearly in Realistic Visionary are Washington's successful struggle to channel his monumental...read more

  • Carl Hiaasen

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Hiaasen's best-selling novels are funny and sardonic. Hilarious postcards of south Florida, they also decry the lurid commercialism that is draining and paving the tropical landscape. Tourist season is swinging into high gear in Miami. So are the activities of a bizarre terrorist group determined to keep the hapless 'snowbirds' away. Armed with bombs, weed, and jumbled credos, they move toward their grand target, the Orange Bowl Parade, with plans to bring Miami and its tourist trade to a halt. The cast, which includes a deranged journalist, a visionary ex-jock and a lovesick detective, is just the kind of company Carl Hiaasen's fans love to keep....read more

  • Carl Hiaasen

    No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can't catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels. When a deranged Florida congressman falls for a gorgeous but virtuous stripper, he dedicates himself to pursuing this tasselled princess. Not only is she a real beauty, she's a damsel in distress. The effects of his quest will ripple through the spotlights of the strip joint, the sugar cane fields of south Florida, and some powerful political careers. Fueled by innocent lust and dizzy miscalculations, this story will keep you howling with surprise. George Wilson's colorful narration...read more

  • E.B. Sledge

    This modern classic of military history has been called 'one of the most important personal accounts of war that I have ever read' by distinguished historian John Keegan. Author E.B. Sledge served with the First Marine Division during WWII, and his first-hand narrative is unsurpassed in its sincerity. Sledge's experience shows in this fascinating account of two of the most harrowing and pivotal island battles of the Pacific theater. On Peleliu and Okinawa the action was extremely fierce. Amidst oppressive heat and over land obliterated by artillery shells, the combat raged ferociously. Casualties were extreme on both sides, and by the time the Americans had broken through at Okinawa, more...read more

  • Terry Brooks

    Angel Fire East brings Terry Brooks' breathtaking trilogy of the battle between good and evil to an astounding end. Begun with Running With the Demon and continued with Knight of the Word, this suspenseful fantasy epic has won popular and critical acclaim for its New York Times best-selling author. For 25 years John Ross, a Knight of the Word, has been haunted by dreams of a horrifying Armageddon. His life has become an all-consuming battle against the Void that threatens to turn his dreams into reality. Now John has discovered a newly born gypsy morph, a rare, magical creature so powerful that it could prove an invaluable tool against evil. But can he solve its mystery before the Void...read more

  • Terry Brooks

    With 14 national bestsellers to his credit, Terry Brooks has become an icon among fantasy fiction lovers. This stunning sequel to Running With The Demon lures listeners even further into the dark place where the battle for our souls rages on. By night, John Ross, A Knight of the Word, dreams of a nightmarish world governed by merciless demons, and by day he stalks these agents of evil in order to prevent the dreams from materializing. Having failed to prevent an unspeakable act of horror, he now suffers a crisis of faith. Vulnerable, no longer able to trust in the goodness of the Word, he has become a tempting prize for voracious demons. His only hope for survival may be a young girl who...read more

  • Terry Brooks

    Twenty years ago, New York Times best-selling author Terry Brooks published the first fantasy novel ever to hit the mainstream best-seller lists. Once again he breaks new ground in Running with the Demon, convincing listeners that impossible villains and heroes actually coexist with us in our everyday world. On a very hot Fourth of July weekend, two strangers appear in Hopewell, Illinois, in the middle of a bitter steel strike. One, a Demon of the Void, will use the angry steel workers to attain his own terrible ends. The other, a Knight of the Word, dreams about a nightmarish future and spends every waking moment desperately trying to change its course. The fate of the town and,...read more

  • Greg Rucka

    In the tradition of Mickey Spillane, Greg Rucka creates stories of suspense and danger set in a dark and violent world. Like Keeper, his first Atticus Kodiac novel, Rucka keeps the pace and the surprises in Finder coming at breakneck speed. During his last job as bodyguard, Atticus lost his best friend. Now, as bouncer in a rough New York nightclub called The Strap, trouble has found him again. At the bar, Atticus sees the 15-year-old daughter of a ruthless Colonel he guarded in the Army. Soon, Atticus is hired by the Colonel to protect his daughter from an ex-wife. Atticus discovers, however, that he has really been pitted against rogue assassins. And the stakes are much higher than the...read more

  • Michael Crichton

    New York Times bestselling author Michael Crichton delivers another action-packed techo-thriller in State of Fear. When a group of eco-terrorists engage in a global conspiracy to generate weather-related natural disasters, its up to environmental lawyer Peter Evans and his team to uncover the subterfuge.   From Tokyo to Los Angeles, from Antarctica to the Solomon Islands, Michael Crichton mixes cutting edge science and action-packed adventure, leading readers on an edge-of-your-seat ride while offering up a thought-provoking commentary on the issue of global warming. A deftly-crafted novel, in true Crichton style, State of Fear is an exciting, stunning tale that not only...read more

  • Harry Beckwith

    Business Week and New York Times best-selling author Harry Beckwith is one of the world's most innovative and respected marketing strategists. An acclaimed writer and popular speaker, he is the founder and director of a positioning and branding firm whose clients include Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and State Farm. In this vital guide, Beckwith discusses the four keys necessary for successful marketing in the service industry--what he calls the 'invisible touch.' With real-life examples, he explains strategies for setting the correct price, creating a recognized brand, designing appealing packaging, and building lasting relationships with clients. No matter what size your business is or what...read more