Title: Dead Space_ Martyr Author: B. K. Evenson File Type: Mobi Subject:Science-Fiction Description:Test Data Test Data We have seen the future. Test Data Test Data Test Data A universe cursed with life after death. Test Data Test Data Test Data It all started deep beneath the Yucatan peninsula, where an archaeological discovery took us into a new age, bringing us face-to-face with our origins and destiny. Test Data Test Data Test Data Michael Altman had a theory no one would hear. Test Data Test Data Test Data It cursed our world for centuries to come. Test Data Test Data Test Data This, at last, is his story.
Title: Into the Storm_ A Study in Command
Author: Tom Clancy
File Type: Mobi
Description:Amazon.com ReviewTom Clancys latest love-letter to the military-industrial complex focuses on the Army--and Fred Franks, a general who helped smash Iraq in the Gulf War. In this first volume of a series on the intricacies of military command, Clancy traces the organizational success story of the U.S. Armys rise from the slough of Vietnam to the heights of victory in the Persian Gulf. In 1972, the Army lacked proper discipline, training, weapons, and doctrine all these would be overhauled in the next 15 years. For those readers keen on such nuts and bolts, the book will be fascinating. But the book truly sparkles when Franks tells his story. A tanker who lost a foot in the invasion of Cambodia, he is a man of great courage, thoughtfulness, and integrity. One cannot help but wince when a civilian tells him, You and those boys did that for nothing. And for all the acronyms and military history, that is what this book is about healing the wounds Vietnam inflicted. But this time [the Gulf War], it was going to end differently. They all would see to that. From Library JournalHaving conquered the best sellers lists in both the fiction and nonfiction arenas, Clancy now offers the first in a series of historical accounts of American military leaders in times of war. His first target the Gulf War.br 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Emperor_ The Gates of Rome
Author: Conn Iggulden
File Type: Mobi
Rarely, if ever, does a new writer dazzle us with such a vivid imagination and storytelling, flawlessly capturing the essence of a land, a people, a legend. Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history. In a true masterpiece of historical fiction, Iggulden takes us on a breathtaking journey through ancient Rome, sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething passions. What emerges is both a grand romantic tale of coming-of-age in the Roman Empire and a vibrant portrait of the early years of a man who would become the most powerful ruler on earth: Julius Caesar.On the lush Italian peninsula, a new empire is taking shape. At its heart is the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed. Against this vivid backdrop, two boys are growing to manhood, dreaming of battles, fame, and glory in service of the mightiest empire the world has ever known. One is the son of a senator, a boy of privilege and ambition to whom much has been given and from whom much is expected. The other is a bastard child, a boy of strength and cunning, whose love for his adoptive family–and his adoptive brother–will be the most powerful force in his life.As young Gaius and Marcus are trained in the art of combat–under the tutelage of one of Rome’s most fearsome gladiators–Rome itself is being rocked by the art of treachery and ambition, caught in a tug-of-war as two rival generals, Marius and Sulla, push the empire toward civil war. For Marcus, a bloody campaign in Greece will become a young soldier’s proving ground. For Gaius, the equally deadly infighting of the Roman Senate will be the battlefield where he hones his courage and skill. And for both, the love of an extraordinary slave girl will be an honor each will covet but only one will win.The two friends are forced to walk different paths, and by the time they meet again everything will have changed. Both will have known love, loss, and violence. And the land where they were once innocent will be thrust into the grip of bitter conflict–a conflict that will set Roman against Roman...and put their friendship to the ultimate test. Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, Conn Iggulden conjures a stunning array of contrasts–from the bloody stench of a battlefield to the opulence of the greatest city in history, from the tenderness of a lover to the treachery of an assassin. Superbly rendered, grippingly told, Emperor, The Gates of Rome is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction.From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Clive Cussler
File Type: Mobi
Japan, 1945: Two U.S. bombers take off with atomic bombs.Only one gets through.The Pacific, 1993: A Japanese cargo ship bound for the UnitedStates is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it aNorwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chillingplan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From theocean depths to the discovery of cache of lost Nazi loot,DIRK PITT is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting adaring counterattack. While Washington bureaucrats scramble,a brutal industrialist commands his blackmail scheme from asecret island control center. And DIRK PITT, the dauntlesshero of Sahara and Inca Gold, is taking on death-dealing robotsand a human-hunting descendant of samurai warriors. Pittalone controls the West's secret ace in the hole: a tidal wave ofdestruction waiting to be triggered on the ocean floor!
Title: A Place of My Own_ The Architecture of D
Author: Michael Pollan
File Type: Mobi
A room of ones own: is there anybody who hasnt at one time or another wished for such a place, hasnt turned those soft words over until theyd assumed a habitable shape? When writer Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was an award-winning treatise on the borders between nature and contemporary life, the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. Now Pollan turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property--a place in which he hoped to read, write and daydream, built with his two own unhandy hands. Invoking the titans of architecture, literature and philosophy, from Vitrivius to Thoreau, from the Chinese masters of feng shui to the revolutionary Frank Lloyd Wright, Pollan brilliantly chronicles a realm of blueprints, joints and trusses as he peers into the ephemeral nature of houseness itself. From the spark of an idea to the search for a perfect site to the raising of a ridgepole, Pollan revels in the infinitely detailed, complex process of creating a finished structure. At once superbly written, informative and enormously entertaining, A Place of My Own is for anyone who has ever wondered how the walls around us take shape--and how we might shape them ourselves. A Place of My Own recounts his two-and-a-half-year journey of discovery in an absorbing narrative that deftly weaves the day-to-day work of design and building--from siting to blueprint, from the pouring of foundations to finish carpentry--with reflections on everything form the power of place to shape our lives to the question of what constitutes real work in a technologicalsociety. A book about craft that is itself beautifully crafted, linking the world of the body and material things with the realm of mind, heart, and spirit, A Place of My Own has received extraordinary praise: -- From the Trade Paperback edition.
Title: The One-Week Job Project_ One Man, One Y
Author: Sean Aiken
File Type: Mobi
Description:From Publishers WeeklyAfter graduating from college with a business administration degree—and very uncertain about his career path—Aiken embarked on a yearlong journey throughout Canada and the U.S., trying out new jobs for one week at a time and donating all his wages to a charity. Its a bit contrived and by now familiar (A.J. Jacobs has written a shelf of such books), but Aiken is an appealing guinea pig. Readers expecting a meditation on work (or working at all during a recession, let alone finding 52 jobs) should look elsewhere; this is a lark and Aiken tests a variety of unusual jobs (NHL mascot, snowshoe guide, tattooistpiercer, bungee jumping instructor, cattail picker) and more traditional career paths (research assistant, park ranger, and mayor). The takeaway isnt particularly profound (Traveling taught me a lot about myself. I experienced new cultures, met all sorts of people, and was forced outside my comfort zone on a daily basis), but its a lighthearted read and a pleasant—if unmemorable—vicarious journey to take. (May) br Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. ReviewIt started as a simple idea: work a different job every week for a year. But as Sean put his plan into action, it quickly became a life-changing, cross-continental, action-packed adventure. After reading strongThe One-Week Job Projectstrong, youll know how to bring the most extraordinary things out of life, and how to score some choice jobs along the way!—Kyle MacDonald, author of One Red Paperclip With 52 jobs, 52 experiences and 52 lessons learned, Sean Aiken has done all the dirty work for young individuals who are looking to embark on their own career journey. strongThe One-Week Job Projectstrong is eye-opening, entertaining and will help answer the question on any young individual’s mind: what do I do when I graduate? Sean has done it all in less time than it takes to graduate from college and has pulled all of his knowledge into one book that can and will change your life for the better.—Dan Schawbel, author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success strongThe One-Week Job Projectstrong_ _is a terrific read for young people wondering what to do with their lives, and for anyone looking to change his or her life for the better. Sean Aiken’s audacious, inspiring book packs a good dose of humor and reminds us that the only thing standing between you and your dreams is yourself! —Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back At a time when the traditional path to success is fading from view, Sean Aiken has emerged as a role model for making the best of the inherently unstable life of todays workforce. Most people will likely work a number of different jobs in a variety of different fields over the course of their lifetimes, and most people will feel uneasy during transition. Aiken’s book shows 52 transitions, and they add up to a vital message that job hopping is productive and can help you find a better career, and build a better life.—Penelope Trunk, nationally syndicated career columnist and author of _Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Successbr _br Who says job hopping is a bad thing? Sean Aiken worked 52 jobs in one very busy year and documented the life-changing experience in his wonderful new book, strongThe One-Week Job Projectstrong. Sean takes you on a rollicking journey across the U.S. and Canada to gigs as an astronomer, brewmaster, cowboy, and deejay (among many others). He shares hilarious stories and valuable advice from mentors in pubs and tattoo parlors, on strongdairy farms and movie sets,strong and in kitchens and cubicles. I loved the opportunity to tag along on Seans year of career enlightenment without having to sleep on 55 couches and trek more than 46,000 miles. I think you will too. The One-Week Job Project is a great read and a terrific resource for anyone looking for inspiration on the job.—Pamela Skillings, career coach and author of _Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreamsbr _ strongThe One-Week Job Projectstrong is a remarkably original idea that will inspire a new generation of young people to stay true to themselves, shed the noise around them, and set out to define their own roads in life. This book will help you to take a critical look at your own future, and all the possibilities that lie waiting.—Mike Marriner, co-founder, Roadtrip Nation and author of _Roadtrip Nation: A Guide to Discovering Your Path in Life _The long-held idea of ‘trying on’ jobs before you ‘buy’ them now gets a fresh approach, as the author ‘tries on’ fifty-two jobs within the space of fifty-two weeks.—Richard N. Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute I cant say whether Sean Aiken was a good aquarium host or tattoo artist, but I do think hes very good at one job: Writing.—A. J. Jacobs, author of _The Year of Living Biblically _What is it like to work 52 jobs in as many weeks? Sean Aiken took it upon himself to find out, and he shares his discoveries with us in strongThe One Week Job Projectstrong. A fantastic concept, and a fascinating book!—Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author of Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Title: The Wordy Shipmates
Author: Sarah Vowell
File Type: Mobi
Description:From Publishers WeeklyStarred Review. Essayist and public radio regular Vowell (_Assassination Vacation_) revisits Americas Puritan roots in this witty exploration of the ways in which our countrys present predicaments are inextricably tied to its past. In a style less colloquial than her previous books, Vowell traces the 1630 journey of several key English colonists and members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Foremost among these men was John Winthrop, who would become governor of Massachusetts. While the Puritans who had earlier sailed to Plymouth on the Mayflower were separatists, Winthrops followers remained loyal to England, spurred on by Puritan Reverend John Cottons proclamation that they were Gods chosen people. Vowell underscores that the seemingly minute differences between the Plymouth Puritans and the Massachusetts Puritans were as meaningful as the current SunniShia Muslim rift. Gracefully interspersing her history lesson with personal anecdotes, Vowell offers reflections that are both amusing (colonial history lesson via The Brady Bunch) and tender (watching New Yorkers patiently waiting in line to donate blood after 911). (Oct.) br Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. FromMost reviewers found Vowell to be a lively guide through the frequently misunderstood Puritan period. Several wrote that she will draw in readers who might not otherwise pick up a book on the subject: what could be better than history with the voice of Violet from The Incredibles? But others found Vowells treatment to be less dexterous; she slips in jokes where they dont make sense and too often explains the past through pop culture references despite her clear understanding of it through original texts. Those who enjoy traditional history books may be dissatisfied. Yet, as one reviewer noted, Vowells irreverence frees her to explore the lives of neglected figures such as Anne Hutchinson and to illuminate aspects of the Puritan era that more serious authors might have missed.br 2008 Bookmarks Publishing LLC
Title: We the Living
Author: Ayn Rand
File Type: Mobi
**The first literary work of one of the most influential philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century-available for the first time in trade paperback.**
Ayn Rand wrote of her first novel, *We the Living*, It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write. The plot is invented, the background is not...The specific events of Kira's life were not mine: her ideas, her convictions, her values, were and are. *We the Living* depicts the struggle of the individual against the state, and the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman's passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state.
This classic novel is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the banners and slogans.
Title: The Spurned Viscountess
Author: Shelley Munro
File Type: Mobi
Description:THE SPURNED VISCOUNTESS by Shelley Munro is a historical romance set in 1720 England.It is the revised version of The Second Seduction. It is well written with depth, details and is fast paced. It has betrayal, tragedy, sensuality, romance, suspense,paranormal, secrets, treachery and second chances. The hero, Lucien, is scarred, strong, determined to find the murderer of his first wife, memory lost, is married for convenience, and finds himself falling in love with his beautiful new wife. The heroine, Rosalind, is beautiful, comely to some, has the gift of sight(which people claim she is a witch),a healer, the spurned by others who believe her to be a witch, looking for love, marriage, children, happiness and finds herself married to the scarred, less than happy viscount, Lucien. Together they set out to find the mysterious Hawk, a smuggler, evil man with secrets of his own.Lucien, although, fights not to love or care about Rosalind, finds he is falling in love with her. Rosalind helps Lucien remember his past, and move on toward his future with her.