In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they - good Christians all - profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways.
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax - but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America's interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies?
"Hey, where did my ship go???"
Three decades after leaving the Mormon faith, Latayne Colvett Scott looks back to her original journey out of Mormonism and the reasons why she left. Revised and updated, this third edition of The Mormon Mirage presents both a fascinating inside look at Mormonism and new and formidable evidence against its claims and teachings.
"Good overview of factual issues, but also preachy"
In 1946 Chicago, Nathan Heller - president of the flourishing A-1 Detective Agency - is hired to protect racing-wire gambling chief James Ragen, who is nonetheless shot down on the streets of Chicago. Not one to take such an affront sitting down, Nate goes after the killer, but he’s in for the biggest surprise of his career. Demonstrating once again that he is the master of true-crime fiction, Max Allan Collins’ story of the birth of Las Vegas - and the dirty deeds that floated all around it - is a masterpiece of modern noir. Heller follows the trail as it leads to Hollywood and Las Vegas....
Laurel Dixon has it all. She is a Caucasian woman, living the American Dream... or so she thinks. She has a successful career in a world where women are expected to be home and stay silent. She is a proponent for equal rights, and has finally given birth to her first child after years of failed pregnancies.
"Accompanying music threw me off!"
Little more than 200 years ago, only the most reckless or eccentric Europeans had dared traverse the unmapped territory of the modern-day Middle East. Its history and peoples were the subject of much myth and speculation: and no region aroused greater interest than Egypt.
"A lesson in history"
The desert is no place for ocean-dwelling Kampii like Aluna and Hoku, especially now that Aluna has secretly started growing her tail. But the maniacal Karl Strand is out to conquer the Above World, and the horselike Equians are next on his list. Aluna, Hoku, and their friends - winged Calli and Equian exile Dash - race to the desert city of Mirage, intent on warning the Equians and forming an alliance. Unfortunately, Strand’s clone, Scorch, has gotten there first. Now the Equian leader has vowed to take all his people to war as part of Strand’s army.
Former Time magazine Jerusalem bureau chief Aikman takes a sober, balanced look at the Middle East, issuing a challenge to take a uniquely Christian approach to the Middle East rather than religious crusading.
Ein neues Meisterwerk von Matt Ruff: Am 9.11.2001 steuern christliche Fundamentalisten zwei Flugzeuge in die Türme des Welthandelszentrums von Bagdad, ein drittes ins arabische Verteidigungsministerium in Riad, während mutige Passagiere das vierte, für Mekka bestimmte, in der Wüste zum Absturz bringen. Die Supermacht sagt dem Terror daraufhin den Kampf an und besetzt die Ostküste von Amerika - Entwicklungsland und mutmaßliche Heimat der Terroristen.
In 30 years of prospecting, old Jim had never discovered Amber's Mirage--a shining cliff above a spring that ran heavy with gold. But his young sidekick took up the search to find the gold--a search that would cost him two years away from wild Ruby, the woman he loved.