Theirs was the most captivating American political partnership since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: a bold and untested president and his seasoned, relentless vice president. Confronted by one crisis after another, they struggled to protect the country, remake the world, and define their own relationship along the way. In Days of Fire, Peter Baker chronicles the history of the most consequential presidency in modern times through the prism of its two most compelling characters, capturing the elusive and shifting alliance of George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney as no historian has done before.
"A balanced account of the W and Cheney White House"
When Deputy Marshal Jared Cameron investigates a series of arson attacks in a seaside town, the biggest blast of heat comes from sexy fire inspector Darcy Michaels - until their scorching after-hours affair is compromised by a secret from Darcy's past.
"A wanton isn't a wonton!!"
Dead Fire picks up following an infected attack on Sarah Mansfield's fortified house, during which three people seek shelter with Zed Zane and his fellow survivors. In the confusion, however, Murphy is gunned down, and an unthinking, emotional Zed strikes out to enact revenge. Unfortunately, the shooting and commotion have only attracted more Whites. A diversion plan emerges to rid the horde of the Smart One trying to figure a way through the gates, and lead the other infected away from the compound.
"another enjoyable installment"
Max Weston, 21 and a newly commissioned lance corporal, leaves home for his first posting in central Africa. Fiercely patriotic and a natural leader, he is eager to make a difference. He never comes back. His parents, Caroline and Andrew, are devastated by the death of their only child. Their grief threatens to overwhelm their marriage until the empty space between them is filled by the arrival of Andrew's ninety-eight-year-old mother, Elsa.
Take a town full of West Virginia coal miners, 17th century nobility, one of the longest and bloodiest wars in history, d'Artagnan (without the three musketeers), Blaise Pascal, Rene Decartes, Galileo, Oliver Cromwell and Gustav II Adolph. Shake well and simmer for thirteen years. Eric Flint's world of 1632 is an amazing and complex alternate history universe that split off from ours one spring day in 2000 and 1631.
"Short but touching."
HOUSTON - Both sides rested Thursday afternoon in the murder trial of Jessica Tata. Tata returned to find the West Houston house on fire. Tata faces up to life in prison if convicted. Tata pleaded not guilty. A mother of one of the four children who was killed in the fire at Tata's day-care center watched the proceedings Friday. Jessica Tata is charged with felony murder in the death of one of the children. Tata faces up to life in prison if convicted. Tata's attorneys say the murder charge is excessive because she never intended to harm the children.
A conversation with Peter Baker, White House correspondent for The New York Times about his new book Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. Next, a conversation with chef and restaurateurs, Grant Achatz and Thomas Keller.