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  • Tom Clavin

    “The first thing you will notice about this engaging and delightful biography is that [Narrator Johnny Heller] sounds like a character actor who moseyed off the set of an old-fashioned oater. His voice is a little scratchy, a little seasoned and perfectly suits this biography of larger-than-life Bill Hickok and his pals, from Calamity Jane to Buffalo Bill Cody and General Custer.” —The Berkshire Edge This program includes a bonus interview with the author. The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. In July 1865, 'Wild Bill' Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO—the...read more

  • Tom Clavin

    The true story of the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, and the famous Battle at the OK Corral, by the New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City and Wild Bill. On the afternoon of October 26, 1881, eight men clashed in what would be known as the most famous shootout in American frontier history. Thirty bullets were exchanged in thirty seconds, killing three men and wounding three others. The fight sprang forth from a tense, hot summer. Cattle rustlers had been terrorizing the back country of Mexico and selling the livestock they stole to corrupt ranchers. The Mexican government built forts along the border to try to thwart American outlaws, while Arizona citizens became increasingly...read more

  • Mark Russinovich

    It's two years after the Zero Day attacks, and cyber-security analyst Jeff Aiken is reaping the rewards for crippling Al-Qaida's assault on the computer infrastructure of the Western world. His company is flourishing, and his relationship with former government agent Daryl Haugen has intensified since she became a part of his team. But the West is under its greatest threat yet. A revolutionary, invisible trojan that alters data without leaving a trace more sophisticated than any virus seen before has been identified, roiling international politics. Jeff and Daryl are summoned to root it out and discover its source. As the trojan penetrates Western intelligence, and the terrifying...read more

  • Mark Russinovich

    An airliner's controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events. But Jeff Aiken, a former government analyst who quit in disgust after witnessing the gross errors that led up to 9/11, thinks otherwise. Jeff fears a more serious attack targeting the United States computer infrastructure is...read more

  • William Sirls

    When facing the impossible, will you believe? Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker... and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross — leaving it ablaze and splintered in two. When the storm ends, the search for answers begins. James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.” Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s...read more

  • Polly Shulman

    Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells’ science fiction novels might actually exist. And when a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, he has no idea who the tiny, beautiful girl is riding it. But in the few moments before it vanishes, returning to wherever—and whenever—it came from, he recognizes the other tiny rider: himself! His search for the time machine, the girl, and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful...read more

  • Nicholas Mennuti

    A globe-spanning, wrong-man thriller cowritten by thescreenwriter of the #1 film Safe House Kyle West is a wanted man. Having fled the country to escape false charges filed against him and his former boss, billionaire governmentcontractor Christopher Chandler, Kyle is hiding in Cambodia, living on borrowedtime and finding more and more reasons to be paranoid. When a mysterious stranger named Julian Robinson walks intoKyle's favorite café and offers to swap passports with him, Kyle can't believehis luck. Robinson looks so much like Kyle it's almost unreal, and he seems inevery way the yin to Kyle's yang-self-assured, charismatic, and wealthy beyondmeasure. Traveling on business, Robinson...read more

  • Bill Quick

    Three terrorist attacks are launched from freighters againstthe United States. Only one fully succeeds, but in the blink of an eye all ofthe country west of the Rocky Mountains is transformed into the technological equivalentof the eighteenth century-no electricity, no computers, no electronics of anykind, or any of the amenities of modern life that depend on them. This is thestory of ordinary and extraordinary people, high and low, who struggle tosurvive in a mortally wounded nation, as America's enemies within and withoutcircle for the kill. A Latino gangbanger becomes mayor of a devastated LosAngeles; a gay survivalist fights for his life in San Francisco; an ordinaryIndiana housewife...read more

  • Mark Russinovich

    In Rogue Code, Mark Russinovich takes high-frequency trading one step further to show how a ruthless breed of traders' grip on high finance makes the stock market vulnerable to hackers who could bring about worldwide financial collapse. Cyber security expert Jeff Aiken knows that no computer system is completely secure. When he's called to investigate a possible breach at the New York Stock Exchange, he discovers not only that their system has been infiltrated but that someone on the inside knows. Yet for some reason, they have allowed the hackers to steal millions of dollars from accounts without trying to stop the theft. When Jeff uncovers the crime, the NYSE suddenly turns on him....read more

  • John Brooks

    From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with...read more

  • Parnell Hall

    The new StanleyHastings mystery caper takes the ever-loquacious private detective on safari inZambia-what could possibly go wrong? Stanley Hastings on safari? I don't think so. Neither didStanley, until Alice's small inheritance-coupled with scrimping on a fewluxuries like food and rent-allowed them to book a group trip to Zambia. Nowthe New York PI is hiking with lions, canoeing with hippos, and having closeencounters with elephants and giraffes. It's a dangerous safari. The leader is a reckless, gung-ho great white hunter who delights in leaping from the jeep with a hearty, "Comeon, gang, let's see where this lion is going!" And a series of bizarreaccidents quickly dwindles the group's...read more

  • John Brooks

    Once in Golconda 'In this book, John Brooks-who was one of the most elegant of all business writers-perfectly catches the flavor of one of history's best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. It's packed with parallels and parables for the modern reader.' -From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless...read more

  • John Brooks

    'The Go-Go Years is not to be read in the usual manner of Wall Street classics. You do not read this book to see our present situation reenacted in the past, with only the names changed. You read it because it is a wonderful description of the way things were in a different time and place.' —From the Foreword by Michael Lewis The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the 'go-go' stocks surged and plunged. Included are...read more

  • Robert Cooley

    Bob Cooley was the Chicago Mafia’s “mechanic”—a fixer of court cases. During the 1970s and ’80s, Cooley bribed judges, court clerks, and cops to keep his Mob clients—hit men, bookies, racketeers, and crooked pols—out of jail. Paid handsomely for his services, he lived fast and enjoyed the protection of the men he served. He had enough money to blow on all the vices the Windy City could offer, and enough standing among mobsters to know he would never be caught. Yet, through the ’90s, Cooley became the star witness in a series of trials that took down the Chicago outfit, arguably the most powerful Mafia family in the history of organized crime. This is the story of a Mob...read more

  • Tod Goldberg

    Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the ChicagoMafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace.Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch anassassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This putstoo much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentenceto the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin. A few surgeries and some intensive training later,and Sal Cupertine is gone, having disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen.Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, overseeing the population andthe temple and the new cemetery, Rabbi Cohen feels his wicked past...read more

  • Michael Phillips

    Scotland's beloved storyteller George MacDonald, nineteenth-century Scottish novelist and poet, was reintroduced to twentieth century Christians by C.S. Lewis, whose reading of MacDonald’s Phantastes triggered his own spiritual awakening and conversion. Other renowned writers have voiced similar acknowledgements. G.K. Chesterton said of MacDonald, “If we test the matter of originality of attitude, George MacDonald was one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century.” W.H. Auden adds, “In his power . . . to project his inner life into images . . . which are valid for all, he is one of the most remarkable writers of the nineteenth...read more

  • Patrick J. Kennedy

    In this New York Times bestseller Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles.  On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, “Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier” and then, several hours later, “Patrick Kennedy Says He'll Seek Help for Addiction.” It was the first time that the popular Rhode Island congressman had publicly disclosed his addiction to prescription painkillers, the true extent of his struggle with bipolar...read more

  • Parnell Hall

    A young woman found naked and stabbed to death in her apartment-it's the type of case that should be perfect for Stanley Hastings. Instead, it's his nightmare. It's a sensational murder trial. The woman was the girlfriend of Hasting's boss, Richard Rosenberg, and the hotshot lawyer is charged with killing her. Now Richard's in court fighting for his life, and Stanley's out on the firing line trying to dig up some evidence in his favor. It won't be easy. The murdered woman was a law clerk for a prominent judge, and everyone Stanley needs to question is currently tied up in a high-profile global banking trial. As Stanley races back and forth between two courtrooms, searching for the key to...read more

  • Michael Griesbach

    THE BESTSELLING BOOK ON THE CASE IN THE HIT NETFLIX SERIES MAKING A MURDERER This is the story of one of America's most notorious wrongful convictions. Steven Avery is a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for the violent assault of Penny Beernsten. But two years after he was exonerated, just when he was poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the brutal murder of Teresa Halbach. The 'Innocent Man' had turned into a cold-blooded killer. Or had he? Michael Griesbach is a veteran prosecutor who worked with the Wisconsin Innocence Project on the case which led to Avery's exoneration in 2003. Examining both trials in...read more

  • Gary Rivlin

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana, journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects not just on the city's geography and infrastructure-but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of one of this nation's great cities. Much of New Orleans still sat under water the first time Gary Rivlin glimpsed the city after Hurricane Katrina. Then a staff reporter for the New York Times, he was heading into the city to survey the damage. The Interstate was eerily empty. Soldiers in uniform and armed with assault rifles stopped him. Water reached the eaves of houses for as...read more