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  • Stephen Warren

    In 1779, Shawnees from Chillicothe, a community in the Ohiocountry, told the British, "We have always been the frontier." Their statementchallenges an oft-held belief that American Indians derive their uniqueidentities from longstanding ties to native lands. By tracking Shawnee peopleand migrations from 1400 to 1754, Stephen Warren illustrates how Shawnees madea life for themselves at the crossroads of empires and competing tribes,embracing mobility and often moving willingly toward violent borderlands. Bythe middle of the eighteenth century, the Shawnees ranged over the eastern halfof North America and used their knowledge to foster notions of pan-Indianidentity that shaped relations...read more

  • James Mahaffey

    A gripping narrativeof nuclear mishaps and meltdowns around the globe, all of which have proven pivotalto the advancement of nuclear science From the moment radiation was discovered in the latenineteenth century, nuclear science has had a rich history of innovativescientific exploration and discovery, coupled with mistakes, accidents, anddownright disasters. Mahaffey, a long-time advocate of continuednuclear research and nuclear energy, looks at each incident in turn andanalyzes what happened and why, often discovering where scientists went wrongwhen analyzing past meltdowns. Every incident has led to new facets of understanding aboutthe mighty atom-and Mahaffey puts forth what the future...read more

  • John Demos

    The astonishing story of a unique missionary project-and theAmerica it embodied-from award-winning historian John Demos Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newlyestablished United States looked outward toward the wider world, a group of eminentProtestant ministers formed a grand scheme for gathering the rest of mankind intothe redemptive fold of Christianity and "civilization." Its core element was aspecial school for "heathen youth" drawn from all parts of the earth, includingthe Pacific Islands, China, India, and increasingly, the native nations ofNorth America. If all went well, graduates would return to join similarprojects in their respective homelands. For some years the...read more

  • Wayne Allyn Root

    President Obama's goal is to create a two-class society: thepoor and the superrich. Decades of liberals-and even a few supposed "Republicans"-havehelped push America toward this goal, and President Obama hopes to finish theirwork. Why? Because this two-class society cements the crony capitalism thatfeeds big government and keeps corrupt big shots like Obama and his friends in power, permanently enshrined as the ruling class. Meanwhile, it keepseveryone else hooked on the government like a drug that's impossible toquit. What's standing in the way of Obama and his pals? The middleclass. That's why Obama wants to murder the middle class-and he'salmost succeeded. Wayne Allyn Root, author of...read more

  • Cara McKenna

    First in the exciting new Desert Dogs series, starring hot and sexybikers in the Southwest "Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steelbetween your thighs..." That's a life well lived, according to the Desert Dogs-fourfriends who call Fortuity, Nevada, their badlands home. Vince Grossier is the self-crowned outlaw king around here.But when Fortuity's slick new mayor invites a shady casino development to town,the invaders' cutthroat takeover tactics quickly turn deadly. With policeturning a suspiciously blind eye, it's up to the locals to fight back, andVince is on the front line. The pretty photographer hired by the developersmight be the key to infiltrating the enemy-and a...read more

  • Leo Barron

    December 1944. For thebesieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out ... Hitler's forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town ina desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle ofthe Bulge. So far, the US soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers andeven a panzer onslaught, but as their ammunition dwindled, the wearyparatroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle-a miracle inthe form of General George S. Patton and his Third Army. More than a hundred miles away, Patton, ordered to race hismen to Bastogne, was already putting in motion the most crucial charge of hiscareer. Tapped to spearhead his counterstrike against...read more

  • William F Pepper

    Here is the myth-shattering exposé that reveals the truthbehind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-shocking andcontroversial revelations from James Earl Ray's attorney. On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped outonto the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and into hiskiller's line of fire. One shot ended Dr. King's life and forever changed thecourse of American history-setting into motion a massive cover-up that haswithstood a quarter-century of scrutiny. After eighteen years of intensiveinvestigation, William F. Pepper has torn away the veil of subterfuge that hashidden the truth surrounding King's death-proving the innocence of...read more

  • Cara McKenna

    A hot new Desert Dogs novel from the author of LayIt Down Keep your friends close—and your enemies closer … Bar owner Raina Harper can't say for sure whatDuncan Welch is to her. With her small Nevada town under siege by a ruthlesscasino development and still reeling from a spate of murders, she knows thattrusting the public face of the corporate invaders is risky to say the least.Though, damn, it's one fine-looking face. Duncan may be a mercenary when it comes to gettingthe job done, but he's no villain. In fact, the calculating fixer soon findshimself in the bad guys' crosshairs, framed and facing professional ruin. Toclear his name, he'll need help from Raina and her...read more

  • Benjamin Wittes

    From drone warfare in theMiddle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the USgovernment has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesomeeffect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at theirfingertips? Advances in cybertechnology, biotechnology, and robotics mean thatmore people than ever before have access to potentially dangeroustechnologies-from drones to computer networks and biological agents-that couldbe used to attack states and private citizens alike. In The Future ofViolence, law and security experts Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blumdetail the myriad possibilities, challenges, and enormous risks present in themodern world and...read more

  • Michael J. Tougias

    Rescueof the Bounty is the harrowing story of the sinkingand rescue of Bounty-the tall shipused in the classic 1962 film Mutiny onthe Bounty-which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteenaboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain RobinWalbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bountyfrom New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge was wellaware that a hurricane was forecast to travel north from the Caribbean towardthe eastern seaboard. Yet the captain was determined to sail. As he explainedto his crew of fifteen: A ship is always safer at sea than in port. He intendedto sail "around the hurricane" and told the crew that anyone who did not wantto come...read more

  • Larry Dossey

    Imagine a united consciousness,an awareness of which all of our minds are a part-and a potential way out ofthe division, greed, and destruction that threaten to engulf our world. In the twentieth century we wereintroduced to several subdivisions of the mind: the conscious, unconscious,subconscious, preconscious, and so on. But what we didn't know was that therewas another level of consciousness, an all-encompassing, infinite dimension ofshared intelligence: the One Mind. This universal consciousness connects all ofus through space and time. Even now, as you read these words, you areparticipating in the One Mind. Emerging studies have shown that theOne Mind isn't just an idea; it's a...read more

  • Marc Cameron

    New York Times Bestselling Author of Field of Fire and Tom Clancy Power and Empire and Tom Clancy Oath of Office Warning: The next terrorist attack on American soil is coming . . . sooner than you think. They can strike anytime, anywhere. A public landmark. A suburban shopping mall. And now, the human body itself. Three Middle Eastern terrorists have been injected with a biological weapon, human time bombs unleashed on American soil. They are prepared to die. To spread their disease. To annihilate millions. If America hopes to fight this enemy from within, we need a new kind of weapon. Meet Special Agent Jericho Quinn. Air Force veteran. Champion boxer. Trained assassin. Hand-picked for...read more

  • William G. Boykin

    Barely into his twenties and already a highly decorated military hero, Army Special Forces veteran Blake Kershaw is now going to college, studying while recuperating from wounds received in Afghanistan, and planning to reenter the army as an officer after graduation. But life tosses Blake a curve when his country approaches him about using his special skills to avert a terrorist plot to detonate a nuclear device in a major eastern US city. To do that, he would need to become an operative deep within al-Qaeda's innermost circles'changing his entire identity, even his face. A true patriot,'Blake makes the journey into a shadow world that leaves friends, family, and, seemingly,...read more

  • Larry Niven

    This novella by three celebrated authors in the science fiction genre is set between the events of The Legacy of Heorot-which Tom Clancy called "outstanding"-and Beowulf's Children. The oldest children of the settlers on Avalon are now in their late teens and want independence from their parents and guardians. And they especially don't want them around for the initiation ceremony held on Black Ship Island for the younger children just reaching their teens. But when previously unknown creatures make their deadly appearance, things go horribly...read more

  • John McEvoy

    Jack Doyle, ex-amateur boxer and failed advertising account executive, returns to the world of thoroughbred horse racing when he is hired as publicity director for Monee Park, a struggling suburban Chicago track owned by heiress Celia McCann. McCann is determined to maintain the business, which was inherited from a beloved uncle. She finds various exploits to keep the business afloat while awaiting passage of a law allowing the introduction of lucrative video slot machines at Monee Park. But meanwhile, McCann is under pressure from the other heir, her cousin, Niall Hanratty, who wants to close the track and sell the valuable property to real-estate developers. Jack Doyle is called on to...read more

  • Murray N. Rothbard

    Applied Austrian economics doesn’t get better than this. Murray N. Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression is a staple of modern economic literature and crucial for understanding a pivotal event in American and world history. Rothbard opens with a theoretical treatment of business cycle theory, showing how an expansive monetary policy generates imbalances between investment and consumption. He proceeds to examine the Fed’s policies of the 1920s, demonstrating that it was quite inflationary even if the effects did not show up in the price of goods and services. The stock-market correction was merely one symptom of the investment boom that led inevitably to a bust. The...read more

  • Fred Burton

    For decades, Fred Burton, a key figure in international counterterrorism and domestic spycraft, has secretly been on the front lines in the fight to keep Americans safe around the world. Now, in this hard-hitting memoir, Burton emerges from the shadows to reveal who he is, what he has accomplished, and the threats that lurk unseen except by an experienced, world-wise few. In the mid-80s, the idea of defending Americans against terrorism was still new. But a trio of suicide bombings in Beirut—including one that killed 241 marines and forced our exit from Lebanon—sparked a change in the State Department’s mindset. Burton, a member of a tiny but elite counterterrorism unit,...read more

  • Tim Maleeny

    Jump is a story about finding true love in the midst of a multiple homicide. When the most hated landlord in San Francisco takes an unexpected jump off the roof of his own building, it isn’t too hard to find suspects. But the police want to call it a suicide, since both the mayor and the press are complaining about the dismal closure rate for homicide investigations. But ex-cop Sam McGowan knows it was murder. He also knows that anyone living on the top floor of the building should be a suspect, including himself. So Sam decides to get to know his neighbors. As more bodies surface and alliances shift, Sam finds himself jumping back and forth between his old life as a cop and his new...read more

  • Maj Sjowall

    Gunvald Larsson sits carefully observing the dingy Stockholm apartment of a man under police surveillance. He looks at his watch: nine minutes past eleven in the evening. At that same moment, the house explodes, killing at least three people. Chief Inspector Martin Beck and his men don’t suspect arson or murder until they discover a peculiar circumstance linking the explosion to a suicide committed that same day. The dead man left a note consisting of just two words: Martin Beck. This is the excellent next installment of the genre-pioneering Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s, widely recognized as the greatest masterpieces of crime fiction ever...read more

  • Maj Sjowall

    When Viktor Palmgren, a powerful industrialist, is shot during an after-dinner speech, the repercussions—both on the international money markets and on the residents of the small coastal town of Malmö—are widespread. Chief Inspector Martin Beck is called in to help catch a killer nobody, not even the victim, was able to identify. He begins a systemic search for the friends, enemies, business associates and call girls who may have wanted Palmgren dead. But in the process, he finds to his dismay that he has nothing but contempt for the victim and sympathy for the murderer. This is the sixth thrilling installment in the Martin Beck detective series from the 1960s, the novels...read more