A juvenile delinquent chases his dream to build the greatest aircraft in history - and the world tries to stop him. A rising political star runs from her childhood dream - and the world encourages her on. A self-loathing geneticist hides below the streets of Las Vegas - and rebels against the whole world. An artist tries to make his father proud - at the cost of everything he loves.
"An incredible saga"
On April 4, 1979, a Boeing 727 with 82 passengers and a crew of seven rolled over and plummeted from an altitude of 39,000 feet to within seconds of crashing, were it not for the crew's actions to save the plane. The cause of the unexplained dive was the subject of one of the longest NTSB investigations at that time. While the crew's efforts to save TWA 841 were initially hailed as heroic, that all changed when safety inspectors found 21 minutes of the 30-minute cockpit voice recorder tape blank.
"pits large faceless entitles against a small group"
In this brand new book, discover what unmentioned small choices you make have huge, meaningful impacts on not only your financial future, but also your fitness, health, relationships, and professional life. Modern home ownership data reveals many things you never thought of!
"Tips to buying the "right" house"
More than one in four Americans deals with an on-the-job bully. These office sociopaths don't just make individuals miserable. Their poison spreads throughout the company, damaging overall morale, creativity, productivity, and profitability. It doesn't have to be this way. Leading consultants Peter Dean and Molly Shepard have helped vanquish workplace bullying and now share their proven methods with you.
Emigration of people from Sicily often overshadows the importance of the people who immigrated to the island through the centuries. These have included several who became Sicily's rulers, along with Jews, Ligurians, and Albanians. Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Goths, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Hohenstaufens, Spaniards, Bourbons, the Savoy Kingdom of Italy and the modern era have all held sway, and left lasting influences on the island's culture and architecture.
"It improved with time"
In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered 30 years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a widely utilized methodology within the historical social sciences and a common point of reference in discussions of globalization.
"Important text. Drier than the Sahara."
Now that he's part of the D.I.R.E. Agency's elite squad of super-powered agents, Jaydan Rose is walking the straight and narrow. He absolutely, positively avoids three things: high-maintenance women, trouble, and Hope Powers. Days away from his estranged brother's wedding, Jaydan gets a lead on the missing sister-in-law of Riordan "Saint" St. James, a fellow agent. If he can locate her, perhaps he can make up for not being there when Saint had needed him most.
Once a high-flying international lawyer, a member of the innermost circles of government power, Jack Shepherd has abandoned the savage politics of Washington for the lethargic backwater of Bangkok, where he is now just an unremarkable professor at an unimportant university in an insignificant city. A lawyer among people who laugh at the law, a friend in a land where today’s allies are tomorrow’s fugitives, Jack Shepherd battles the global tide of corruption, extortion and murder that is fast engulfing the new life he has made for himself in Thailand.
"The Teacher who Really was a Detective"
Sent to a Mongolian prison against his will, former enemy agent Riordan St. James is suddenly back in civilization. With his hands crushed and littered with scars, he trusts no one. When he accepts D.I.R.E.'s prosthetic hands to operate a future superpower enhancement, Riordan knows their offer comes with a price - he just isn't sure he wants to pay. After an affair with a client turns deadly, psychologist and senator's daughter Natalie Meeks doesn't trust her own judgment.
Turbulent times come to a head when the past sends its own version of destruction to the future in the midst of long-awaited retribution. Can Dar escape his past to save the future? Or, does fate have its own reckoning in mind?
"Outstanding and thrilling"
Plato Karsarkis was an international celebrity straight out of Vanity Fair until a New York grand jury indicted him for smuggling Iraqi oil and charged him with racketeering and espionage. There was also the matter of a woman he may or may not have murdered to cover it all up. When Karsarkis flees the United States just ahead of the FBI and promptly vanishes, the world's media whips itself into a frenzy.
"Best since Colombo"
This volume provides an authoritative edition of Dewey's The Quest for Certainty: A Study of the Relation Between Knowledge and Action. The book is made up of the Gifford Lectures delivered April and May, 1929 at the University of Edinburgh. Writing to Sidney Hook, Dewey described this work as "a criticism of philosophy as attempting to attain theoretical certainty."
"What is Dewey saying, really?"
On the last day of his job, retiring IRS manager Frank Amato receives a shocking letter from a stranger delving into his past - one filled with sociopaths, murders, and terror Amato had fought to forget. After arriving home, he clutches the letter in his trembling hand as he digs out the manuscript he wrote years ago - the one he never published. Only he knows why.
"An unusual audit"
Raised in the art of warfare, former Navy SEAL Tristan Jacobs has always been a force to reckon with. Now that D.I.R.E. has successfully implemented his scientific enhancements, he's a walking weapon. Unstoppable as long as he stays focused. No relationships.
"A very interesting story that keeps your interest"
Joe Kurtz, former investigator and convicted felon, is on parole. But the years he spent in Attica didn't make his old haunts any safer. Back on the streets of Buffalo, he's already marked by a local Mafia don.
"Solid 5 Star Story and Performance"
Once Joe Kurtz needed revenge - and revenge cost him 11 years in Attica prison. Now Kurtz needs a job, and the price is going to be higher. Out of prison, out of touch, Kurtz signs on with the Byron Farino, Don of a Mob family whose son Kurtz had been protecting on the inside. Farino enlists Kurtz's help to track down the Family's missing accountant - a man with too much knowledge of Family business to have on the loose.
"Another Excellent Dan Simmons Book"
A historic snowstorm decimated an American Indian tribe in the 19th century. Thousands died, some ultimately eating their own in order to survive. Now the snowstorm has returned, and something sinister hides within it. Something detective Jacob Schmidt will witness firsthand.
"It's Short! If You Blink, You Might Miss It!"
Twelve years ago, Austin Rose silently stood by while his mother sent his brother away from home and their stepfather's abuse. Now that he's learned the truth behind his family's lies, Austin is a changed man, determined to make things right with the D.I.R.E. super-agent - and himself - by making the elite security agency.
Ex-PI Joe Kurtz's survival is on the line when an ambush leaves him badly wounded and his parole officer, Peg O'Toole, clinging to life. Their respective professions have ensured that neither suffers from a shortage of enemies, so narrowing down the suspects isn't easy. But Kurtz knows who's at the head of his list: Angelina Farino Ferrara, the lethal beauty who leads the Farino crime family, and her mob rival, Toma Gonzaga.
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