Calvin Coolidge, president from 1923 to 1929, never rated highly in polls, and history has remembered the decade in which he served as an extravagant period predating the Great Depression. Now Amity Shlaes provides a fresh look at the 1920s and its elusive president, showing that the mid-1920s was in fact a triumphant period that established our modern way of life: The nation electrified, Americans drove their first cars, and the federal deficit was replaced with a surplus.
"Memorable Biography of a Forgotten President"
It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured. In The Forgotten Man, Amity Shlaes offers a striking reinterpretation of the Great Depression. Rejecting the old emphasis on the New Deal, she turns to the neglected and moving stories of individual Americans, and shows how they helped establish the steadfast character we developed as a nation.
"Student of history"
First published in 1992, Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home has become a classic on its eponymous subject. Awarded Christianity Today's Book of the Year award and the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association's Gold Medallion award, Prayer continues to receive widespread acclaim as one of the most thorough and insightful treatments of this central spiritual practice.
"Great Introduction to Prayer"
This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.
"Edge of your seat history"
Year after year, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains. At these places, even the most cautious climber is vulnerable to mistakes, bad weather and bad luck, which often leads to death. This collection offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences.
Mob opens terrifying windows on the brutal and mysterious world of organized crime. You'll meet murderous wiseguys, scheming Dons and undercover agents risking their lives to break the Mob's most powerful syndicates. The picture that emerges from these stories is astoundingly complex and all too human: a world of warped desire and violent consequences that is at once shocking and fascinating.
Disarmed and leaderless, the United States is united no longer! Evil Russian warlords have reduced the Capitol to a smoking pile of radioactive rubble. While the destitute citizens are frozen in a state of panic, one man steps forward to seek retribution. He is a brilliant ace fighter pilot: Hawk Hunter, a lone warrior on a mission to keep alive the indomitable spirit of a forgotten dream called "America".
For those who dare, things often go wrong on the sea. Deep Blue offers some of literature's greatest stories about the ocean and the people who risk its wrath. Castaways, pirates, and victims of shipwreck all fight to survive in far-flung places and under harrowing circumstances. Together, these works offer a convincing reminder of the sea's dangers and mysteries.
Disarmed and leaderless, the United States is united no longer. Washington has been reduced to a smoking pile of radioactive rubble. Out of the blasted ruins of a once great land emerges a hero for the ages, Hawk Hunter, the brilliant ace fighter pilot. A fearless man of extraordinary abilities crossing a war-blackened landscape, a nightmarish breeding ground of slavery, carnage, violence, and death.
Half of the battle to free the American continent is over. Led by Hawk Hunter, the united Americans have expelled the brutal neo-nazi armies from the lands east of the Rockies. But the war-blackened West Coast remains in the clutches of inhuman Asian warlords!
Disarmed and leaderless after a Russian sneak attack, the United States is united no longer. But a lone warrior from the skies; a fighter pilot, Hawk Hunter has emerged to lift America from the ashes of defeat. The armies of freedom now control the western U.S. But the evil New Order is raising a huge mercenary force to reclaim America. Hunter is the only one who can prevent this. From the cockpit of his MiG-25 Foxbat, he launches his swift and bloody kamikaze raid.
In a darkened corner of the world, America lies bleeding. The Big War has reduced the country's once-great industrial cities and vast countryside to a war-blackened landscape. But out of these ruins emerges brilliant ace fighter pilot Hawk Hunter, a lone warrior battling to keep the spirit of his country alive.
The bloody Circle War for control of America's West is over and the Russian invaders defeated...for now. But Viktor Robotov, the international terrorist who orchestrated the unspeakable carnage, has escaped. Out of the devastated landscape of the United States emerges jet fighter ace Hawk Hunter, and he is determined to bring Robotov to justice. Or die trying.
The reunited American continent is divided once again. While a brutal army of Nordic conquerors occupies the lands of the east, a band of Asian mercenaries seeks to dominate the American west. Worse yet, Hawk Hunter has seemingly vanished into thin air!
After four brutal years under the Russian New Order, America is finally free, thanks to top-gun jet fighter, Hawk Hunter..."The Wingman". But a terrifying new threat has emerged..."The Twisted Cross", a power-mad army of neo-Nazis has taken the world hostage. Their ransom is a vast fortune in stolen Inca gold. The only way to stop them is to infiltrate and destroy their South American stronghold.
Asian mercenary cult battleships storm the seas. Fourth Reich squadrons fill the skies. Off the Florida coast, 44 nuclear warheads are in place as the world's most powerful adversaries unite with Hawk Hunter to stop the destruction of the planet from a comet!
Plunged into brutal trench warfare in an isolated European country, Hawk Hunter is torn between two enemy forces, with one prayer for survival: To operate as a mercenary warrior and blast his way to the mysterious portal that will bring him home to America!
Hawk Hunter has awakened to an alternate world where World War II has never ended. The London Blitz still rages, but the British capital is a Nazi-occupied site with the American shores targeted for invasion by German forces. Their weapon is the A-bomb! Now, there's only one way for Hawk Hunter to save the future of America: by winning World War II again!
It's been years since the Big War incinerated America in nuclear fire and anarchists dealt liberty a final blow. Out of the ashes of rebellion emerges an unstoppable military force of freedom fighters, led by Hawk Hunter, determined to keep the spirit of the U.S. alive!
Valiantly coming to the aid of a country about to be crushed under an oppression worse than long-gone communism, Hawk Hunter and his allies amass the First American Expeditionary Air Fleet and fly halfway around the world to fight a battle for freedom!