Silent Evidence

Silent Evidence
  • Author : Rachel Grant
  • Publisher : Janus Publishing
  • Pages : 421
  • Relase : 2018-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781944571207
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Silent Evidence by Rachel Grant Book PDF

The man of her fantasies is finally hers. Sort of… Two things haunt forensic anthropologist Hazel MacLeod: the bones of victims of genocide she examines for her work, and former SEAL Sean Logan’s rejection. But within days of moving to her cousin’s estate to take a much needed break, she finds herself faced with both. First, she’s called in to examine a mass grave in Virginia, then, her politician cousin receives a threatening letter and insists Hazel needs around the clock protection—from none other than Sean Logan. To make matters worse, because the threat to her is classified, Hazel and Sean must pretend to be lovers to hide that he’s her bodyguard. Sean has spent years trying to avoid his boss’s sexy cousin, but now he’s guarding her twenty-four/seven and even bringing her as his date to a romantic destination wedding. As the heat between them intensifies, Sean can’t lose sight of the danger that brought them together. But when bullets start flying, new questions arise. Are the senator’s political rivals really behind the threat, or is someone trying to silence Hazel from speaking for the dead? Topics: military thriller, political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, thriller, multicultural and interracial romance, mystery, hot romance, women's romance, action and adventure, special forces, espionage, spies, special ops romance, archaeology, physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, bones, alpha hero, strong heroine, scientist heroine, genius heroine, Navy SEAL, special forces, secret ops, bodyguard, fake relationship, friends to lovers, Rachel Grant, Evidence Series.

Falling For A Stranger

Falling For A Stranger
  • Author : Barbara Freethy
  • Publisher : Fog City Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 171
  • Relase : 2014-01-06
  • ISBN : 9780988662063
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (4 users)

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"Barbara Freethy knows how to tell a fantastic story and FALLING FOR A STRANGER is no exception. If you're looking for a great feel good read with a bit of action and mystery, this book is for you!" Lesley Ria is as sexy and sultry as a warm tropical night and as beautifully dangerous as the island drinks she serves at the beachside bar on Isla de los Suenos -- The Island of Dreams. But Ria is not as carefree as she appears, and the pretense is wearing her down. One night she risks everything to escape from reality. Drew Callaway is a former Navy pilot and rescue operative looking for his own escape from a life that has seen too much tragedy. Meeting Ria is like embracing the sun, and their single night together is life-changing. But the dream quickly fades when Ria is killed in a tragic accident at sea. Months later, thousands of miles away from where they first met, Drew sees a woman who looks just like Ria. She claims her name is Tory, and that they've never met before, but he can see that she's in trouble, and he can't walk away. He's going to save her whether she wants it or not. Drew isn't afraid of a little danger, but can he risk losing his heart to a beautiful stranger? Love at first sight, dangerous secrets, and family drama combine in this thrilling and romantic novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy. For fans of Susan Mallery, Kathryn Shay, Nora Roberts, and Brenda Novak Note: The Callaways Family series offers romance, mystery and family drama in each standalone novel, and the books include some of your favorite storylines: alpha heroes, firefighter romance, girl next door, love at first sight, enemies to lovers, opposites attract, grumpy sunshine, meet cute, instalove, and second chance at love. Start reading now! What the readers are saying… "I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" — NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre "I love the Callaways and FALLING FOR A STRANGER just makes me love their family even more." --All Night Books "I love the mystery and the love of family that is shown through this series. I just can't get enough of the Callaways." Julie on FALLING FOR A STRANGER "FALLING FOR A STRANGER is such a great read! I've read it three times couldn't put it down." Laura "I absolutely love going back to the Callaways family, so tight knit and lots of love, laughter and in between. I loved reading about Drew and Ria in FALLING FOR A STRANGER. It was great to see all the obstacles and then some that they went through. I can't wait to continue on with this series. 5 Stars!" Marisela "Drew and Ria are the ultimate star-crossed lovers in FALLING FOR A STRANGER. With secrets around every corner this is a book that has to be read to be believed. Favorite of the Callaway series!" Isha "I adore The Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" — USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal Also Available: The Callaways On A Night Like This #1 So This Is Love #2 Falling For a Stranger #3 Between Now and Forever #4 Nobody But You #5 – (Novella) All A Heart Needs #6 That Summer Night #7 When Shadows Fall #8 Somewhere Only We Know #9 The Callaway Cousins If I Didn't Know Better #1 Tender Is The Night #2 Take Me Home #3 (Novella) Closer To You #4 Once You're Mine #5 Can't Let Go #6 Secrets We Keep #7

Tangled Up In Christmas

Tangled Up In Christmas
  • Author : Lisa Renee Jones
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2019-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781640637634
  • Rating : 4/5 (6 users)

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I might be a country girl from the same small town of Sweetwater, Texas, as horse wrangler Roarke Frost, the girl next door who knows him like few know him, but I didn't know enough to save my heart. He's the reason why I left Sweetwater behind. But now fate proves she loves a wicked twist and sends me back to Sweetwater to pull together a Christmas festival—and I run smack into the man again, quite literally. His body is pressed to mine, his hands on my arms, and I'm melting like chocolate in the sizzling Texas sunshine. And I run. I know it’s not exactly respectable, but it works, just not for long. No matter how much I try to get tangled up in Christmas, I end up tangled up in Roarke instead—and the man has me feeling the heat of our attraction and the warmth of our past friendship. He feels like Mr. Right, but history says he’s Mr. Wrong. But if he wants a second chance, Roarke Frost is going to have to work for it. He’ll need to prove to me that this holiday is a season of new beginnings, the kind that last forever. Each book in the Texas Heat series is STANDALONE: * The Truth About Cowboys * Tangled up in Christmas

The Black Ice

The Black Ice
  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780759525788
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (69 users)

The Black Ice by Michael Connelly Book PDF

When an LAPD narcotics officer is found with a fatal bullet wound and a suicide note, Detective Harry Bosch follows a bloody trail of drug murders across the Mexico border. ​Working the case, LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don't look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Soon Harry's making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border. Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game—one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim.

The Perfectly Imperfect Match

The Perfectly Imperfect Match
  • Author : Kendra C. Highley
  • Publisher : Entangled: Crush
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 2017-07-10
  • ISBN : 9781640631243
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley Book PDF

Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “ no girls” policy, so be it. Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp...at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type. Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken... Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete. Each book in the Suttonville Sentinels series is STANDALONE: * The Bad Boy Bargain * Swinging at Love * The Perfectly Imperfect Match

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café
  • Author : Jodi Thomas
  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Pages : 370
  • Relase : 2021-03
  • ISBN : 9781420151299
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (5 users)

Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café by Jodi Thomas Book PDF

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jodi Thomas, a romantic, heartwarming contemporary new series set in Honey Creek, Texas--a little town nestled in the rolling hills bordering the Brazos River, where family bonds and legends run deep, and friendship and love are always close at hand. Filled with Jodi's characteristic warmth, authentic Texan flair, and knack for worldbuilding, this first visit to Honey Creek will have readers clamouring to return! Piper Jane Mackenzie, mayor of Honey Creek, won't let a major scandal rip her quirky hometown apart, or jeopardize her dream of one day running for higher office. So she's willing to welcome undercover detective Colby McBride, hired to help solve the mystery behind her wannabe fiancé's disappearance. Colby's cover? That he is an old boyfriend now begging Piper for a second chance--always when there are plenty of townsfolk around to witness his shenanigans. Piper hardly knows whether to laugh or cry, especially when she finds herself drawn to the handsome rascal. He's not the only newcomer she has to deal with. There's a new interim preacher in town, Sam Cassidy. Drifting from one assignment to another since his one love died, Sam isn't sure he's the right fit for Honey Creek. But as Piper knows, this is a place chock-full of surprises. And if she can keep her town--and her heart--from going completely off the rails, there may be a sweet, unexpected future in store...

Dr. Strange Beard

Dr. Strange Beard
  • Author : Penny Reid
  • Publisher : Cipher-Naught
  • Pages : 418
  • Relase : 2018-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781942874331
  • Rating : 4/5 (3 users)

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid Book PDF

From the NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, & USA TODAY bestselling series Hunches, horse races, and heartbreak Ten years after Simone Payton broke his heart, all Roscoe Winston wants is a doughnut. He’d also like to forget her entirely, but that’s never going to happen. Roscoe Winston remembers everything—every look, every word, every single unrequited second—and the last thing he needs is another memory of Simone. Unfortunately, after one chance encounter, Simone keeps popping up everywhere he happens to be . . . Ten years after Roscoe Winston dropped out of her life, all Simone Payton wants is to exploit him. She’d also like some answers from her former best friend about why he ghosted her, but if she never gets those answers, that’s a-okay. Simone let go of the past a long time ago. Seriously, she has. She totally, totally has. She is definitely not still thinking about Roscoe. Nope. She’s more than happy to forget he exists. But first, she needs just one teeny-tiny favor . . . Dr. Strange Beard is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a stand-alone, and is the fifth book in the USA TODAY bestselling Winston Brothers series. ***** Read the entire Winston Brothers series! Beauty and the Mustache Book #0.5 USA Today Bestseller Truth or Beard Book #1 USA Today Bestseller Grin and Beard It #2 USA Today Bestseller Beard Science #3 USA Today Bestseller Beard in Mind #4 USA Today Bestseller Dr. Strange Beard #5 New York Times Bestseller Beard with Me #5.5 (Coming September 2019) Beard Necessities #6 (Coming October 2019) ***** Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, southern romance, small town, series, geek romance, nerdy girl romance, nerdy girl, geek girl, romantic comedy series, comedy, comedy series, funny romance, laugh romance, modern romance, urban romance, Tennessee, Tennessee romance, USA today, new york times bestselling author, USA today bestseller, USA Today bestseller, small town romance, friends to lovers romance, enemies to lovers romance, smart romance, something funny to read, lighthearted romance, light romance, hot romance, Penny Reid, penny reid romance, beard romance, bearded, wanderlust romance, romance novel, romance book, romantic comedy books, romance for adults, romance books, funny romance, funny romance, funny books, comedy books free, rom com, hilarious, romance series, romance books, beach reads, new adult, college, funny, female, stories, sensual, sensual romance, alpha male, hot guy, racy, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, bearded hero, sassy, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, mistaken identity romance, sparks, loyalty, swoon, interracial romance, African American heroine, childhood friends to lovers, second chance romance, virgin romance, bearded brothers, saga

Until I Fall

Until I Fall
  • Author : Claudia Burgoa
  • Publisher : Claudia Burgoa
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2017-04-01
  • ISBN :
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Until I Fall by Claudia Burgoa Book PDF

Aspen I gave my heart to a Navy SEAL. He took it with him to his grave. Eleven years later, ignoring the yawning void is as automatic as breathing. Working brutal hours, dating a comfortably commitment-phobic guy, hanging with my best friends. Anything until exhaustion—or an extra glass of wine—claims my consciousness. My neighbor’s handsome, enigmatic son invades my comfort zone. He says he’s a tattoo artist. But Anderson Hawkins’ piercing green eyes, mastery of the short answer, weird schedule, and military ink tell a different story. His touch ignites a long-dead flame inside me. A flame I’m afraid to examine too closely, even as I’m drawn to its heat. Anderson I retired from Delta Force Now I work at a high-intelligence security agency But working undercover isn’t the adrenaline rush it used to be. For one thing, my Mom’s illness shifted my priorities to finding a way to save her. For another, her neighbor next door, whose prickly defenses belie the unflinchingly caring heart underneath, has slipped under my skin. Now my mission is to convince her it’s safe to unlock her heart. Because I’m ready to give her mine. Note: This contemporary romance contains a wary, overworked doctor who’s a military widow in every way but name, an ex-military hero accustomed to treading dangerous ground, brought together by a few unexpected twists and turns—and maybe the machinations of a cute dog.

Wife to the Marines

Wife to the Marines
  • Author : Krista Wolf
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2021-08-24
  • ISBN : 9798463784971
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Wife to the Marines by Krista Wolf Book PDF

THREE US Marines seeking ONE wife to satisfy our insanely busy lifestyle... My friends can be real jerks sometimes, especially when they set up a fake dating profile in my name asking for three guys instead of one! But then this incredible response comes through, and I just can't ignore it. I'm too obsessed with it... along with the trio of gorgeous photos I can't stop drooling over. So I try to make a date with one of them. Only they won't have it. It's apparently all or nothing when it comes to these military men, and a triple-date sure sounds like a fun way to break the monotony of my boring dating life, doesn't it? Only very quickly things become a lot more than just fun. Troy is the blond-haired, blue-eyed American dream, a decorated machine-gunner with a tragic past. Everett is the dark-haired, broad-shouldered combat engineer, with a heart as big as his enormous arms. Then there's Forrest; a true, red-bearded warrior. Forged in combat, the bond they share seems closed and unbreakable... yet somehow they've opened their arms for me. I'd never considered dating more than one person, much less getting involved with three! But that's the deal they've offered. No strings, no jealousy, just three ripped, powerful men with a drive and ambition that matches my own. Three brothers-in-arms willing to share me in every possible way, just as they've opened their hearts to mine. Just wait until my friends see what they actually started... WIFE TO THE MARINES is a military reverse harem love story filled with suspense, humor, and enough sweltering hot action to melt your kindle (author not responsible for molten kindles). HEA guaranteed!

Back in the Burbs

Back in the Burbs
  • Author : Avery Flynn,Tracy Wolff
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781682815915
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Back in the Burbs by Avery Flynn,Tracy Wolff Book PDF

Two powerhouse authors bring you a hilarious tale of one woman’s journey to find herself again. Ever have one of those days where life just plain sucks? Welcome to my last three months—ever since I caught my can’t-be-soon-enough ex-husband cheating with his paralegal. I’m thirty-five years old, and I’ve lost my NYC apartment, my job, my money, and frankly, my dignity. But the final heartache in the suck sandwich of my life? My great-aunt Maggie died. The only family member who’s ever gotten me. Even after death, though, she’s helping me get back up. She’s willed me the keys to a house in the burbs, of all places, and dared me to grab life by the family jewels. Well, I’ve got the vise grips already in hand (my ex should take note) and I’m ready to fight for my life again. Too bad that bravado only lasts as long as it takes to drive into Huckleberry Hills. And see the house. There are forty-seven separate HOA violations, and I feel them all in my bones. Honestly, I’m surprised no one’s “accidentally” torched the house yet. I want to, and I’ve only been standing in front of it for five minutes. But then my hot, grumpy neighbor tells me to mow the lawn first and I’m just...done. Done with men too sexy for their own good and done with anyone telling me what to do. First rule of surviving the burbs? There is nothing that YouTube and a glass of wine can’t conquer.

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible
  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 579
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061804816
  • Rating : 4/5 (286 users)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver Book PDF

New York Times Bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize • An Oprah's Book Club Selection “Powerful . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into a thing of terrible beauty.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The Poisonwood Bible, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, established Barbara Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers. Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, it is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in Africa. The story is told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium, the murder of its first elected prime minister, the CIA coup to install his replacement, and the insidious progress of a world economic order that robs the fledgling African nation of its autonomy. Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability. Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the teenaged Rachel; adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in 1950s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself. Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility.

Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents

Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents
  • Author : Brent L. Smith
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Pages : 539
  • Relase : 2011-01
  • ISBN : 9781437930610
  • Rating : 5/5 (1 users)

Pre-Incident Indicators of Terrorist Incidents by Brent L. Smith Book PDF

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Explores whether sufficient data exists to examine the temporal and spatial relationships that existed in terrorist group planning, and if so, could patterns of preparatory conduct be identified? About one-half of the terrorists resided, planned, and prepared for terrorism relatively close to their eventual target. The terrorist groups existed for 1,205 days from the first planning meeting to the date of the actual/planned terrorist incident. The planning process for specific acts began 2-3 months prior to the terrorist incident. This study examined selected terrorist groups/incidents in the U.S. from 1980-2002. It provides for the potential to identify patterns of conduct that might lead to intervention prior to the commission of the actual terrorist incidents. Illustrations.

Not You It's Me

Not You It's Me
  • Author : Julie Johnson
  • Publisher : Johnson Ink, Inc.
  • Pages : 413
  • Relase : 2015-07-07
  • ISBN : 9780991311392
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Not You It's Me by Julie Johnson Book PDF

Gemma Summers is unlucky in love. She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects. When a random radio contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma thinks her luck may finally be on the upswing — at least, until the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice… Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to her is more than willing to step in. One kiss. Two strangers. No strings attached. Or… so she thinks. Turns out, kissing Chase Croft — Boston’s most eligible bachelor — may be enough to convince even a girl who’s given up on love to let down her guard one last time... NOT YOU IT’S ME is a full-length, comedic contemporary romance about a girl who doesn’t believe in love… and the man who changes her mind. It is the first installment of the internationally bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series and can be read as a complete standalone. Due to sexy-times and strong language, it is intended for readers 17 and up.

A Scoundrel of Her Own

A Scoundrel of Her Own
  • Author : Stacy Reid
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2021-12-28
  • ISBN : 9781640637689
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (6 users)

A Scoundrel of Her Own by Stacy Reid Book PDF

Lady Ophelia Darby exists in two worlds. In one, she is the impudent, willful daughter of a powerful marquess and darling of the ton. In the other, she moves through the underworld’s shadows as songstress Lady Starlight, protected only by the notoriously wealthy scoundrel Devlin Byrne. But when she stumbles upon her beloved father’s darkest secrets, the line between her two worlds quickly blurs. Now she needs the help of the one man a lady should never trust. Devlin Byrne stands on the edge of London society, knowing he will never be accepted. No one else knows that his obscene wealth and ruthlessness aren’t without purpose. Or that his purpose has golden-brown eyes that shimmer with mischief, the palest of skin, and a lush mouth that beckons to be kissed, and deeply. But having Ophelia is only the beginning of Devlin’s plans. It’s undeniable that Devlin Byrne is a dangerous temptation—but just as Ophelia begins to trust him, maybe even fall for him, she discovers she’s not the only one with secrets. And his would lead her down more than just the path of scandal... Each book in the Sinful Wallflowers series is STANDALONE: * My Darling Duke * Her Wicked Marquess * A Scoundrel of Her Own

Homeland

Homeland
  • Author : Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2013-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781466805873
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (23 users)

Homeland by Cory Doctorow Book PDF

In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The West in Early Cinema

The West in Early Cinema
  • Author : Nanna Verhoeff
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Pages : 463
  • Relase : 2006-01-01
  • ISBN : 9789053568316
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

The West in Early Cinema by Nanna Verhoeff Book PDF

Verhoeff investigates the emergence of the western genre, made in the first two decades of cinema (1895-1915). By analyzing many unknown and forgotten films from international archives she traces the relationships between films about the American West, their surrounding films, and other popular media such as photography, painting, (pulp) literature, Wild West Shows and popular ethnography. Through this exploration of archival material she raises new questions of historiography and provides a model for historical analysis. These first traces of the Western film reveal a preoccupation with presence and actuality that informs us about the way in which film, as new medium, took shape within the context of its contemporary visual culture. In The West in Early Cinema gaat Nanna Verhoeff op zoek naar de nog onbekende beginjaren van het westerngenre tijdens de eerste twee decennia van het medium film 1895-1915). Aan de hand van onbekende en vergeten films uit internationale filmarchieven traceert zij de relaties tussen films over het Westen, omringende filmgenres uit deze periode, en andere populaire media als fotografie, schilderkunst, (pulp)literatuur, Wild West Shows en populaire etnografie. Deze sporen van het genre tonen een grote actualiteit en variatie, die laat zien op welke manier de film als nieuw medium een vorm vond binnen de toenmalige visuele cultuur.

Wild

Wild
  • Author : Cheryl Strayed
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2013-03-26
  • ISBN : 9780307476074
  • Rating : 3.5/5 (3539 users)

Wild by Cheryl Strayed Book PDF

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind
  • Author : Michael Pollan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2018-05-15
  • ISBN : 9780525558941
  • Rating : 4/5 (17 users)

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan Book PDF

“Pollan keeps you turning the pages . . . cleareyed and assured.” —New York Times A #1 New York Times Bestseller, New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018, and New York Times Notable Book A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication
  • Author : National Aeronautics Administration,Douglas Vakoch
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 332
  • Relase : 2014-09-06
  • ISBN : 1501081721
  • Rating : 4/5 (411 users)

Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication by National Aeronautics Administration,Douglas Vakoch Book PDF

Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the contributors to this collection raise questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence. These scholars are grappling with some of the enormous challenges that will face humanity if an information-rich signal emanating from another world is detected. By drawing on issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology, we can be much better prepared for contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever come.

Punk 57

Punk 57
  • Author : Penelope Douglas
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2016-10-18
  • ISBN : 1539427765
  • Rating : 3/5 (4 users)

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas Book PDF

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn't take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything