Love is the best treat of all. . .When the owner of Memphis's most mouthwatering bakery, Just Desserts, suddenly dies, pastry chef Quentin Elliott and his brother, office manager Troy Elliott, are distraught. Everett "e;Pop"e; Donovan was more than their boss, he was a beloved mentor. So the..
Named Best New Western Author by True West Magazine.It takes more than a badge to keep the peace in a lawless hellhole like Ring Bit, Texas. It takes guts, grit, gunslinging-and one hell of a woman . . . MEET TENNESSEE SMITH:SHE SHOOTS FROM THE HIP. There aren't many options for an eighteen-year-old..
In this volume, sixteen distinguished scholars address the impact of digital technologies on how anthropologists do fieldwork and on what they study. With nearly three billion Internet users and more than four and a half billion mobile phone owners today, and with an ever-growing array of electronic..
A Dan Josselyn Memorial PublicationLamar Archaeology provides a comprehensive and detailed review of our knowledge of the late prehistoric Indian societies in the Southern Appalachian area and its peripheries. These Lamar societies were chiefdom-level groups who built most of the mounds in this larg..
William S. Belko's Philip Pendleton Barbour in Jacksonian America provides the first comprehensive biography of a pivotal yet nearly forgotten statesman who made numerous key contributions to a transformative period of early American history. Barbour, a Virginia lawyer, participated in America'..
Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse their own distressing record of prison..
A study of Union prisoners in Confederate prisonsIn Captives in Blue, Roger Pickenpaugh examines the ways the Confederate army contended with the growing prison population, the variations in the policies and practices of different Confederate prison camps, the effects these policies and practices ha..
President John F. Kennedy officially dedicated the Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies on September 24, 1963 to further the legacy and activism of conservationist Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946). Pinchot was the first chief of the United States Forest Service, appointed by Theodore Roosevelt in 1..
The poems in What We Did While We Made More Guns investigate the place where economic failure meets a widening acculturation of violence-a kind of Great Acceleration of soul extinction set in this spectacularly uneasy moment in American history. Cutting, comic, sorrowful, at times terrified, at time..
Winner of the 2011 Drue Heinz Literature PrizeShannon Cain's stories chart the treacherous territory of the illicit. They expose the absurdity of our rituals, our definitions of sexuality, and above all, our expectations of happiness and self-fulfillment. Cain's protago..
In 1798-more than five years before he led the epic western journey that would make him and Meriwether Lewis national heroes-William Clark set off by flatboat from his Louisville, Kentucky home with a cargo of tobacco and furs to sell downriver in Spanish New Orleans. He also carried with him a leat..
The Federalist Frontier traces the development of Federalist policies and the Federalist Party in the first three states of the Northwest Territory-Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois-from the nation's first years until the rise of the Second Party System in the 1820s and 1830s. Relying on government record..
Driving Us Insane reveals the presenter of TV's cult motoring series Bottom Gear as he has never been revealed before. Week by week, car by car, stunt by stunt and challenge by challenge, it describes - in forthright, no-holds-barred detail - the events of a year to remember in the life of a legend ..
The Top 10 E-book Hit: over 200,000 copies sold to dateCC is trapped by a job she no longer loves in an unfriendly city. So when her new boyfriend decides it's time to sell up and move to the South of France, she decides in seconds to change her life. After all, who wouldn't pick an azure sea, ap..
Each year, at least 1,200 tornadoes batter the United States. While most occur in Tornado Alley--a vast, weather-beaten swath of middle America-in truth, tornadoes can occur almost anywhere. And where there are tornadoes, there are storm chasers. They come in all shapes and sizes, from hobbyists to ..
"e;A little bit X-Files, a little bit Agatha Christie and a whole lotta charming. If you like your mysteries baffling, bizarre and, above all, fun, you're going to love it."e;--Steve Hockensmith, author of Holmes on the Range In this laugh-out-loud-funny mystery, Angus MacGregor and the zany..
Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious serv..
An instant #1 New York Times bestseller The funny, touching and unpredictable new novel from the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove.'A brilliant and comforting read' MATT HAIG 'Funny, compassionate and wise . . . an absolute joy' A.J. PEARCE, bestselling author ..
Roger McGough is one of Britain's best-loved poets, and something of a national institution. His name is ubiquitous with matter-of-fact Scouse humour, easy-going charm, and perfect observations of the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, whether you know him from his poetry, or from his regular broadcas..
We've always dreamed of perfect places: Eden, heaven, Oz - places over the rainbow, beyond death and loss.Now, through computer technology, we can inhabit those worlds together. Each week, between 35 and 50 million people worldwide abandon reality for virtual worlds. In Boston, Massachusetts, a grou..
Guarded doc with a heart of goldDr Adam Coulson's dream is to reopen the local hospital in Regina, out of sheer dedication to his patients. But after an expensive divorce he's forced to sell it, just to keep his GP practice open. Enter new owner: gorgeous redhead Dr Erin Glover. Working next door to..
Home On The RanchThe Rocking K ranch is the only home Carter Beck has ever known. Now, in the wake of family tragedy, he wants to sell it. But how can he do that when his new horse trainer, Emma Minton, sees the ranch as her fresh start? All she wants is a good job and a place to raise her son.As Em..
When art dealer Catherine Sergeant meets John Brigham, her view of the world has been shattered. Left by her husband Robert without explanation, she expects little from life. Apparently reclusive, John lives alone in a beautiful Arts and Crafts house on the edge of Dorset woodland, and has contacted..
Over seven centuries London has changed dramatically - from walled medieval settlement to bustling modern metropolis. But throughout its history there has been one inescapable constant: murder. It winds through the heart of the capital as surely as the River Thames. Capital Crimes tells the story of..
Eric Clapton is far more than a rock star.Like Dylan and McCartney, he is an icon and a living legend. He has sold tens of millions of records, played sell-out concerts all over the world and been central to the significant musical developments of his era. His guitar playing has seen him hailed as '..
Described as 'Britain's greatest living nature writer', Richard Mabey has revealed his passion for the natural world in eloquent stories for BBC Wildlife Magazine. This volume features his favourite pieces and presents a fascinating and inspiring view of the changing natural landscape in which we li..
A shocking family secret sends a spinster out of her home-and into the arms of an unlikely Duke-in this sizzling Regency romance.Raised as the youngest daughter of the Duke of Kendal, Elizabeth learns a devastating truth on his deathbed: he wasn't her father at all. And because the Duke had no sons,..
Guilt Kept Them ApartIt's been five years since Lady Jennette Selby's fiance died. Each courting season since has been filled with suitors eager to win her affection. But Jennette's guilt has prompted her to swear off marriage. For her secrets are as dark as she is beautiful, and the accidental deat..
Lindsay Miller is knee-deep in Christmas cards and homemade fudge, but she's never felt more like a Grinch. Why can't Christmas be full of magic, like in her favorite movie, A Christmas Carol. . .?. . .Enter Fred, a sexy and eccentric stranger who arrives at Lindsay's door out of the blue. Dressed l..
"e;Kelly understands the human heart and writes about it with beauty and resonance."e; -Beth WisemanTwo Amish HeartsYoung healer Sarah Mast always hopes for the best. But her betrothed's return from working Englischer oil rigs is confirming her worst fears. She no longer recognizes Edward Ki..
Previously published in A Winter Wonderland Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris ignites the spirit of the holidays with a tale of love, change, and the magic of memories-old and new . . . Toss, repair, sell, repeat. Most of the time, people are grateful for estate liquidato..
The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern m..
"e;Some bookstores are filled with stories both inside and outside the bindings. These are places of sanctuary, even redemption---and Jeremy Mercer has found both amid the stacks of Shakespeare & Co."e;---Paul Collins, author of Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of BooksIn a small square on the..
Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Ro..
This is the Battle of Britain memoir of Roger Hall, a 152 Squadron Spitfire pilot based in southern England, the heart of the fighting during the epic battle. Roger recounts in harrowing detail his own experience of air-to-air combat with Messerschmitt 109s and 110s, and that of his fellow pilots. H..
Alton has been a market centre for the villages that surround it for many hundreds of years and these two pictures show the changes that have taken place in the last 100 years. For most of that period a weekly Tuesday market took place in the Market Place and on 14 December 1909 it was accompanied b..
For centuries Kilmarnock was little more than a large village, a market town for a large rural area. It was an area rich in resources and the enterprising people of the town made the best of what they had. Stone for building was quarried locally as was coal and ironstone. Coal mining led to engineer..
The Sprinter revolution of the 1980s led to the mass withdrawal of British Rail's vast fleet of first generation Diesel Multiple Units. However, a need was identified for a small number of DMUs of certain classes to be kept on beyond their notional lifespan, under the official title of heritage unit..
Isabella of France married Edward II in January 1308, and afterwards became one of the most notorious women in English history. In 1325, she was sent to her homeland to negotiate a peace settlement between her husband and her brother Charles IV, king of France. She refused to return. Instead, she be..
In 1985 the Scottish Bus Group decided to split the Border and East Lothian operations of Eastern Scottish from the rest of the company. A new company named Lowland Scottish, based in Galashiels, would take over the operations, using a new livery of yellow and green. It was hoped the new company cou..
During the nineteenth century Folkestone changed from being a small fishing village to a fashionable resort and busy cross-Channel port. The town expanded dramatically and by the turn of the century large hotels were being built to accommodate the wealthy, and a theatre, bathing establishment and pl..
As Britain entered the 1990s, the character of East London was changing rapidly. The docks, once the mainstay of the area, had closed and the London Docklands Development Corporation was building a vast new financial district on the Isle of Dogs - Docklands. Further east, the new London City Airport..
What happens when there is almost unlimited choice? When everything becomes available to everyone? And when the combined value of the millions of items that only sell in small quantities equals or even exceeds the value of a handful of best-sellers?In this ground-breaking book, Chris Anderson shows ..
Vanessa Bell, artist, sister of Virginia Woolf, wife of Clive Bell and lover of Duncan Grant, is one of the most fascinating and modern figures of the Bloomsbury set, but unlike most of them she rarely put pen to writing paper. When she did, she was witty and illuminating about their early lives. Th..
The ninth title in Jean Plaidy's hugely popular Plantagenet series memorably depicts the rise and fall of Edward ll.Edward the Second has been barbarously murdered in Berkeley Castle on the orders of his wife, Queen Isabella, and her lover Roger de Mortimer, and fifteen-year-old Edward the Third is ..
NOW A SELL-OUT PLAY: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOURThe choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School for Girls is being bussed to the national finals in the big, big city. And it's an important day for The Sopranos - Orla, Kylah, (Ra)Chell, Amanda Konky and Fionnula (the Cooler) - pub-crawling, s..
The ultimate children's classic - long summer days filled with adventure. John, Susan, Titty and Roger sail their boat, Swallow, to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. Exploring and playing sailors is an adventure in itself but the island holds more excitement in store. Two fierce Amazon pi..
The summer holidays loomed ahead, with nothing to look forward to except one dreary week in a caravan with only mum and dad for company. Roger was sure he'd be bored.But then Dad finds Nuffin; an abandoned puppy who's more a bundle of skin and bone than a dog. Roger's holiday is transformed and soon..
Cari is devastated when her husband Martin leaves her for another woman. Her friend, wide-boy Nigel, persuades her to get a bank loan and buy a house to do up for rental, but it soon becomes apparent that he's contravened every rule and regulation in the book. She's lumbered with an infuriating moth..
In Atlanta, Charlie Cortez MD diagnoses his mistress with an unknown neurodegenerative disease that is inducing violent and bloody psychosis. The apparent cause? Consumption of infected human flesh...In Vienna, Dr. Reeta Kapoor, eminent anthropologist, is forced to travel to a remote Indian archipel..
'It's time for women to start telling the world - and each other - why it's better to be single than sorry. Yes, it's great to have a boyfriend or a husband, and I'm not suggesting women give up the idea of happily ever after, but I don't believe in settling... The truth is, we know what we're looki..
The story of Central Europe is anything but simple. As the region located between East and West, it has always been endowed with a rich variety of migrants, and has repeatedly been the scene of nomadic invasions, mixed settlements and military conquests. In order to present a portrait of Central Eur..
Conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, from Abstractions (you'll find them on the Continent, of course') to Weather, Root Around Britain tells the story of a quest. A quest for the essence of Englishness; a quest for a new television series which Mr Root can sell to the fat man in Birmingham; ..
Alice's world is blown apart when her husband Rob dies suddenly of a heart attack - in another woman's bed. Only 40, Rob was an energetic, opinionated, handsome local GP. This wasn't supposed to happen. Left to manage their home, three teenage children and a recalcitrant parrot, Alice struggles to h..
This mini ebook features a sample chapter from Mark Henderson s brilliant new book THE GEEK MANIFESTO: why science matters.The geeks are coming. And our world needs them.We live in a country where:-A writer can be forced into court for telling the scientific truth.-The media would rather sell papers..
A woman physician confronts the moral issues of her time in the third novel in the New York Timesbestselling author's historical medical trilogy. Roberta Jeanne d'Arc Cole is favored to be named associate chief of medicine at a Boston hospital. She is married to a surgeon. They own a trophy residen..
The ';uplifting, humble, and moving' true story of a troubled, East London artist and a twice-abandoned Staffordshire bull terrier who rescue each other (ForeWord Magazine). John Dolan grew up rough on the estates of east London. His early life was marked by neglect and abuse, and his childhood gif..
In the 1950s and 1960s, images of children appeared everywhere, from movies to milk cartons, their smiling faces used to sell everything, including war. In this provocative book, Margaret Peacock offers an original account of how Soviet and American leaders used emotionally charged images of childre..
On October 3, 1873, the U.S. Army hanged four Modoc headmen at Oregon's Fort Klamath. The condemned had supposedly murdered the only U.S. Army general to die during the Indian wars of the nineteenth century. Their much-anticipated execution marked the end of the Modoc War of 187273. But as Boyd Coth..
'A really first-rate detective story' T. S. Eliot When twin brothers Roger and Neville Shandon are murdered by poisoned darts in Whistlefield's famous hedge maze, Sir Clinton Driffield arrives to restore order. He finds two terrified witnesses - visitors to the estate - and clues aplenty in this br..