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  • James Reasoner

    In this fourth book of Reasoner's ten-book Civil War series, as Cory Brannon has a chance to assist the South with supplies brought in by blockade-runners and discovers his sweetheart Lucille Farrell, a sense of obligation and duty stirs in the hotheaded Titus back home in Virginia, and the Confederate cause claims another Brannon son, this one a gifted rifleman. In early 1863, a fitful calm pervades the Virginia front until another Union commander is named. Joe Hooker leads his army into the wooded wilderness and confidently stakes his fortunes on an encounter with Robert E. Lee near the roadside inn at Chancellorsville. As the battle rushes toward them, Will and Mac Brannon witness the...read more

  • James Reasoner

    In early 1862, the Civil War comes within view of the Brannon family farm in Culpeper County, Virginia. The din of drilling soldiers sweeps over the quiet county seat, and another Brannon son, Mac, answers the call to arms. The long-anticipated spring offensive pitches the Union and Confederate armies against each other on the Virginia Peninsula, and it appears that Richmond and the fledgling Confederacy are doomed. As the Southerners fall back before the slowly advancing Northern army, Mac is reunited with his older brother, Will, when Stonewall Jackson's triumphant troops arrive from the Shenandoah Valley to blunt the Federal onslaught. The fortunes of the Southern army change...read more

  • Joel Waldfogel

    This audiobook narrated by Lloyd James reveals how consumer spending during the holidays generates enormous amounts of economic waste Christmas is a time of seasonal cheer, family get-togethers, holiday parties, and . . . gift giving. Lots and lots—and lots—of gift giving. It's hard to imagine any Christmas without this time-honored custom. But let's stop to consider the gifts we receive—the rooster sweater from Grandma or the singing fish from Uncle Mike. How many of us get gifts we like? How many of us give gifts not knowing what recipients want? Did your cousin really look excited about that jumping alarm clock? Lively and informed, Scroogenomics illuminates how our consumer...read more

  • Jonah Keri

    What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens - the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history. In The Extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team's Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender. By quantifying the game's intangibles, they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay an American League pennant. This is an informative and entertaining case study for...read more

  • Timothy Keller

    “Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” —The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that your spouse is there to help you realize your potential; that marriage does not mean forever, but merely for now; and that...read more

  • Timothy Keller

    New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller—whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers—explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering? Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. The two classics in this area are When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, which was...read more

  • Joel Brenner

    Now available in a new edition entitled GLASS HOUSES: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World. A former top-level National Security Agency insider goes behind the headlines to explore America's next great battleground: digital security. An urgent wake-up call that identifies our foes; unveils their methods; and charts the dire consequences for government, business, and individuals.Shortly after 9/11, Joel Brenner entered the inner sanctum of American espionage, first as the inspector general of the National Security Agency, then as the head of counterintelligence for the director of national intelligence. He saw at close range the battleground on which our...read more

  • Gerald Chertavian

    The inspiring story of a pioneering program that is redefining urban young adults as economic assets, not deficits During Gerald Chertavian’s many years as a Big Brother, the former technology entrepreneur realized that our nation’s "Opportunity Divide" strands millions of young, disadvantaged, yet motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder. In 2000, Chertavian dedicated his life to closing that divide and Year Up was born. Year Up is an intensive program that offers low income young adults training, mentorship, internships, and ultimately real jobs—often with Fortune 500 companies. 85 percent of program graduates are employed or in full-time college within...read more

  • Timothy Keller

    New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller shows how God calls each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. In a work world that is increasingly competitive and insecure, people often have nagging questions: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it? Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such...read more

  • Timothy Keller

    The most influential man to ever walk the earth has had his story told in hundreds of different ways for thousands of years. Can any more be said? Now, Timothy Keller, New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and the man Newsweek called a “C. S. Lewis for the twenty-first century,” unlocks new insights into the life of Jesus Christ as he explores how Jesus came as a king, but a king who had to bear the greatest burden anyone ever has. King's Cross is Keller’s revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. In it, Keller shows how the story of Jesus is at once cosmic, historical, and personal, calling...read more

  • Jim Harrison

    New York Times bestselling author Jim Harrison is oneof America's most beloved writers, and of all his creations, Brown Dog-a bawdy,reckless, down-on-his-luck Michigan Indian-has earned cult status with readersin the more than two decades since his first appearance. For the first time, BrownDog gathers all the Brown Dog novellas, including one never before published,into one volume-the ideal introduction (or reintroduction) to Harrison'sirresistible Everyman. In these novellas, BD rescues the preserved body of an Indianfrom Lake Superior's cold waters; overindulges in food, drink, and women whilejust scraping by in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; wanders Los Angeles in searchof an ersatz...read more

  • Timothy Keller

    In Encounters With Jesus, New York Times bestselling author and renowned pastor Timothy Keller shows how people were changed when they met Jesus personally—and how we can be changed today through our own encounter with him.   What is my purpose in life? What is a good life? Why is there so much wrong with our world? What can I do to help make it right? These are some of the big questions that everyone must answer. And any lasting change in our lives will start with a change to one or more of our answers to these questions.    Jesus changed the life of every person he met in the Gospels, through powerful experiences and words that led them to unexpected and...read more

  • Michael Piafsky

    Michael Piafsky's captivating, Tarot-inspired debut depicts the dramatic arc of an Everyman's life from childhood to old age. AnEveryman searches for truth and meaning in a life fraught with unsettlingchallenges, joyful milestones, and the unconscious awareness of the passage oftime. The seventy-eight evocative cards of the Tarot deck frame the narrator'sstory as he journeys through the phases of his life from childhood to old age.Michael Piafsky's dazzling debut novel offers a new and important voice tolovers of literary...read more

  • Martinez Hewlett

    From the edge of science comes an unholy agenda, prompted by the astonishing discovery of a bloodstained burial shroud entombed in the crumbling walls of a historic French monastery. When carbon dating concludes the fabric is from the time of Jesus, a molecular biologist conducts a daring experiment: the cloning of genetic material recovered from the cloth. Now, two men, Father Laurent Carriere and scientist Josh Francis, are plunged into the center of a worldwide religious and political power struggle. But even as Washington and the Vatican vie for control of the relic, members of a secret society take steps to reclaim the holy artifact that they have sworn to protect by any means...read more

  • Anonymous

    Primary Colors has its rich rewards as a savvy insider’s look at life on the stump. But it travels far beyond mere gossip and exposé to discover a convincing world of its own, peopled by smart cookies, nutcases, and wheeler-dealers, whose public and private lives illuminate each other—sometimes by casting dark shadows. This story spans the novelistic spectrum from bedroom farce to high moral drama, and it paints a picture of the political state of the nation so vivid and authentic that one finds in it the deepest kind of truth—the kind of truth that only fiction can tell. “[A] crackling, highly perceptive study of a presidential campaign that remarkably resembles Bill...read more

  • Johanna Neuman

    In this third installment of the Knight & Day mystery series, Jerry Knight, an opinionated right-wing talk show host, and his partner Jane Day, a liberal reporter for the Washington Post, are caught in the crossfire between power-conscious Washington and media-mad Hollywood. The results are murder. When an aging movie star known for her beauty as well as her political activism is brutally stabbed at the Kennedy Center Honor Awards, the motives and suspects are bicoastal. It doesn’t take long for Knight and Day to get sucked into the middle of a case in which they could wind up as the next...read more

  • John Steinbeck

    Nobel laureate John Steinbeck's bracing from-the-frontlines account of World War II-now with a new cover and introduction In 1943 John Steinbeck was on assignment for The New York Herald Tribune, writing from Italy and North Africa, and from England in the midst of the London blitz. In his dispatches he focuses on the human-scale effect of the war, portraying everyone from the guys in a bomber crew to Bob Hope on his USO tour and even fighting alongside soldiers behind enemy lines. Taken together, these writings create an indelible portrait of life in...read more

  • Graham Dozier

    In May 1861, Virginian Thomas Henry Carter raised anartillery battery and joined the Confederate Army. Over the next four years, herose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the seniorartillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During the war,Carter wrote more than one hundred revealing letters to his wife, Susan, abouthis service. His interactions with prominent officers-including Lee, Jubal A.Early, John B. Gordon, Robert E. Rodes, and others-come to life in Carter'sastute comments about their conduct and personalities. Combining insightfulobservations on military operations, particularly of the Battles of Antietamand Spotsylvania Court House and the...read more

  • David Platt

    From the author of the best selling titles Radical and Radical Together, David Platt offers up a short but powerful audio titled A Radical Idea: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of...read more

  • Paul Little

    How can you know that there is a God? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Why is there pain and suffering in the world? Do science and the Bible conflict? If you have found yourself asking similar questions about Christianity, you need to know….the Christian faith and reason are...read more