In the heart of Indianapolis in the mid-1960s, through a twist of fate and fortune, a pretty young girl came to live with a 37-year-old mother and her seven children. What began as a temporary childcare arrangement between Sylvia Likens's parents and Gertrude Baniszewski turned into a crime that would haunt cops, prosecutors, and a community for decades to come. When police found Sylvia's emaciated body, with a chilling message carved into her flesh, they knew that she had suffered tremendously before her death.
More than 78 million American adults are nearing the age when unexpected aches and pains, weight gains, sudden illnesses, and confusing mental changes begin to occur. As children, our questions about how our bodies will change are met with knowledge and patience - anything to make the transition as seamless as possible. But at 50 or 60, there’s no one to help us figure out whether the changes we’re experiencing are a cause for concern or just a normal part of aging. Is This Normal? is a guidebook that focuses on putting this generation at ease by answering their most common questions.
Darkness falls quickly when you're being stalked...but it is always dark when you are a stalker. In this compelling all-original anthology, eight masters of suspense take you into the darkest depths of terror as they explore both side of the human hunt.
"HUGE RIP OFF"
Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA's widespread surveillance program, the scandal has taken on new significance. Yet remarkably, four decades after he was forced to resign, no one has told the full story of Nixon's involvement in Watergate.
"Nixon HAD no defense"
Your favorite award-winning, critically acclaimed, and best-selling authors unite to tell stories set in the Dungeons & Dragons world, filled with desperate dragons and cruel elves, honorable demons and fickle gods, wild magic and the sharpest of steel. You don't want to miss this rarest of opportunities to get a glimpse into the D&D adventures created by some of the most brilliant fantasy writers of our age.
When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running. This book contains stories from runners, telling their stories to other runners about. running — how it has changed their lives, their bodies, and their spirits. Runners will love these inspirational stories of fellow runners challenging themselves, recovering from injuries, and staying motivated.
"A Little Too Litle"
John Dean's last New York Times best seller, Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush, offered the former White House insider's unique and telling perspective on George W. Bush's presidency. Once again, Dean employs his distinctive knowledge and understanding of Washington politics and process to examine the conservative movement's current inner circle of radical Republican leaders, from Capitol Hill to Pennsylvania Avenue to K Street and beyond.
"A Book Every American Should Read"
Hear the stunning story behind the Nixon appointment that redefined the Supreme Court - written by Nixon's White House Counsel John Dean, and featuring newly released White House recordings.
"An Insider's viewpoint"
A classic novel by John D. MacDonald with an exclusive introduction written and read by Dean Koontz. An insane criminal threatens to destroy a family, and the police are powerless to protect them. For 14 years convicted rapist Max Cady nursed his hatred for Sam Bowden into an insane passion for revenge. He lived only for the day he would be free - free to track down and destroy the man who had put him behind bars. Murder was merciful compared to what Cady had in mind - and what Cady had in mind was Bowden's innocent and lovely teenaged daughter.
"Dated But Great"
Legendary University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith tells the full story of his fabled career and shares the life lessons taught and learned over 40 years of unparalleled success as a coach and mentor.
"Good story, a bit too vague though"
Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost its way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away from the political fray, Senator Goldwater kept a private journal, recording his reflections on a rich political and personal life.
"The Maverick Conservative"
In his eighth book, Dean takes the broadest and deepest view yet of the dysfunctional chaos and institutional damage that the Republican Party and its core conservatives have inflicted on the federal government. He assesses the state of all three branches of government, tracing their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II.
"Attention Policy Wonks - This is the book for you"
It is a well-documented fact that Silicon Valley sprang from the Stanford School of Engineering. Former Dean Fred Terman's vision of local employment for his graduates led to the founding of Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Cisco Systems. Dean John Hennessy, co-founder of MIPS Computer Systems and Chief Architect at Silicon Graphics, describes the continued success of this academia-industry partnership.
In the fall of 1971, when William Rehnquist was nominated to fill an Associate Justice seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate raised no major objections, and a little-known Assistant Attorney General found himself at the pinnacle of the judiciary.
"Great historical account"
Presidents Are People Too!, an Audible Original, transforms each of the American presidents into real-life people, complete with flaws, quirks, triumphs, scandals, and bodily ailments.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
When the opening of a railway museum is marred by the murder of a former railman, Detective Chief Inspector John Blizzard finds himself confronting some awkward truths. Not only does he have to consider the unpalatable possibility that his friends could be concealing vital information from him, but he soon discovers that the dead man’s legacy is a dark shadow that spreads across the northern city of Hafton.
Though their industries might vary, these individuals have all become well-known for their leadership and dedication. Learn more about Captain D. Michael Abrashoff, Fred Wiersema, John Kao, and others.