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By Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie. 2018
“Not since I read Erik Larson’s Dead Wake have I had such an edge-of-my-seat immersion into historical events. [...] No… study of Alexander Hamilton would be complete without reading this book.”–Karen White, New York Times bestselling authorFrom the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton—a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. In this haunting, moving, and beautifully written novel, Dray and Kamoie used thousands of letters and original sources to tell Eliza’s story as it’s never been told before—not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal—but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right.A general’s daughter…Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence. And when she meets Alexander Hamilton, Washington’s penniless but passionate aide-de-camp, she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance. They fall in love, despite Hamilton’s bastard birth and the uncertainties of war. A founding father’s wife...But the union they create—in their marriage and the new nation—is far from perfect. From glittering inaugural balls to bloody street riots, the Hamiltons are at the center of it all—including the political treachery of America’s first sex scandal, which forces Eliza to struggle through heartbreak and betrayal to find forgiveness. The last surviving light of the Revolution…When a duel destroys Eliza’s hard-won peace, the grieving widow fights her husband’s enemies to preserve Alexander’s legacy. But long-buried secrets threaten everything Eliza believes about her marriage and her own legacy. Questioning her tireless devotion to the man and country that have broken her heart, she’s left with one last battle—to understand the flawed man she married and imperfect union he could never have created without her…
By Ken Follett. 2000
January 1958--the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race On the… launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America s best hope to catch up with the Russians--the Explorer I satellite But at the last moment the launch is delayed due to weather even though everyone can see it is a perfectly sunny day The real reason for the delay rests deep in the mind of NASA scientist who has awoken that morning to find his memory completely erased Knowing only that he s being followed and watched at every turn he must find the clues to his own identity before he can discover who is responsible But even more terrible is the dark secret that they wanted him to forget A secret that can destroy the Explorer I--and America s future
By Kate Quinn. 2012
From the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome comes a tale of love, power, and… intrigue spanning the wilds of the Empire to the seven hills of Rome. Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its zenith under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither Trajan nor his reign can last forever...Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic Hadrian-the Empress's ruthless protégé and Vix's mortal enemy-has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy.When Trajan falls, the hardened soldier, the enigmatic empress, the adventurous girl, and the scheming politician will all be caught in a deadly whirlwind of desire and death that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...
By Kate Quinn. 2011
A.D. 69. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything-especially the lives… of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome. Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor...and one Empress.
By Kate Quinn. 2010
First-century Rome a world of depravity blood and secrets The ruthless and enigmatic Emperor Domitian watches… over all--and fixes his gaze on one humble young woman Thea is a slave girl from Judaea purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia Now she has infuriated her mistress by capturing the attention of Rome s newest and most savage gladiator--and though his love brings Thea the first happiness of her life their affair ends quickly when a jealous Lepida tears them apart Remaking herself as a singer for Rome s aristocrats Thea unwittingly attracts another admirer the charismatic Emperor of Rome But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her sanity Many have tried to destroy the Emperor a vengeful gladiator an upright senator a tormented soldier a Vestal Virgin But in the end the life of Domitian lies in the hands of one woman the Emperor s mistress
By Adam Gidwitz, Hatem Aly, Jesse Casey. 2018
The Unicorn Rescue Society is back! Across the vast, blue ocean, in the mountains of the Basque Country, a fearsome… creature has gone missing. And the Unicorn Rescue Society are the only ones who can save it. Elliot and Uchenna—and Jersey!—have barely recovered from their first adventure with Professor Fauna when he approaches them with an all-new quest. Except this time they're going to have to cross an ocean. In the mountains of the Basque Country, the Unicorn Rescue Society must track down a missing dragon. But how could someone even kidnap a dragon? And for what evil purpose? And is their newest, fire-breathing rescue more than they can handle? New challenges await in this second book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series, a brand-new fantasy-adventure from Adam Gidwitz, the beloved bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitors Tale and A Tale Dark & Grimm. Illustrated throughout, it’s the perfect fit for newly independent readers looking for a story full of adventure, fun, and friendship.
By Nadine Brandes. 2018
“Fawkes is the perfect mix of history and magic.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady JaneThomas… Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th-century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.But what if death finds him first?Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.“I was up late in the night reading, waiting to get to the fifth of November to see how the plot would actually unfold, and it did not disappoint. An imaginative, colorful tale about choosing for yourself between what’s right and what others insist is the truth.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady Jane“Hold on to your heart as this slow-burning adventure quickly escalates into an explosion of magic, love, and the truth about loyalty.” —Mary Weber, bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy“Fawkes is a tale full of spiritual depth, tragedy, and hope. A beautifully written allegory for the magic of faith, with an achingly relatable hero who pulls you into his world heart and soul. A must-read for all fantasy fans!” —Lorie Langdon, author of Olivia Twist“A brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns seventeenth century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted book to all. It will leave you both entertained and pondering matters raised in the storyline long after you’ve finished reading.” —Jill Williamson, Christy Award-winning author of By Darkness Hid and Captives“A magical retelling of the seventeenth century’s famous Gunpowder Plot that will sweep you back in time—to a divided England where plagues can turn you to stone and magic has a voice. Deft and clever, Fawkes is a vibrant story about the search for truth and issues relevant to us, still, today.” —Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author
By Nicole Jacquelyn. 2018
"Top Pick! Change of Heart is sexy, emotional, and the perfect follow-up to Unbreak My Heart. Fans of Colleen Hoover,… Jamie McGuire, and K.A. Tucker will enjoy Change of Heart." --HarlequinJunkie.com The next standalone novel from Nicole Jacquelyn about love, friendship, and forgiveness. Henry Harris was living his dream as a staff sergeant in the Marines. When he's killed in action, his devastated family is in for one more shock: he had a daughter they never knew about. Morgan Riley has been raising Etta on her own, and that's always been fine by her - until Henry's brother Trevor arrives on her doorstep, willing to do anything to help and make up for his brother's mistakes. Their attraction feels wrong, but Morgan can't seem to turn him away. Trevor is suddenly in too deep. He has always wanted a family, but Etta and Morgan come with complications. Yet as Etta brings them closer together, Trevor begins to imagine giving Morgan and Etta the life his brother never could. But he wonders if Morgan will ever learn to trust another man with her heart, especially a man whose last name is Harris.
By Alan Gratz. 2009
1845: Felix Schneider, an immigrant from Germany, cheers the New York Knickerbockers as they play Three-Out, All-Out.<P><P> 1908: Walter Snider,… batboy for the Brooklyn Superbas, arranges a team tryout for a black pitcher by pretending he is Cuban.<P> 1945: Kat Snider of Brooklyn plays for the Grand Rapids Chicks in the All-American Girls Baseball League.<P> 1981: Michael Flint finds himself pitching a perfect game during the Little League season at Prospect Park.<P> And there are five more Schneiders to meet.<P> In nine innings, this novel tells the stories of nine successive Schneider kids and their connection to Brooklyn and baseball. As in all family histories and all baseball games, there is glory and heartache, triumph and sacrifice. And it ain't over till it's over.
By Jim Cox. 2018
The California Gold Rush A gunslinger like no other Lefty Newman is fast extremely fast but… this boy s journey to manhood is going to take more than a gun and a quick draw Leaving home to seek his fortune on the gold fields of California Lefty faces desperate men desert heat and freezing mountain temperatures in his long chase for his fortune Partnering up with another gold hunter Hide Hideman Lefty finds his way through the world on the strength of his cunning spirit and unfortunately the speed of his draw But now another obstacle has surfaced to keep him from his fortune a young abandoned girl Suzan Dempsey Should Lefty continue chasing after gold or help the girl He wants gold but on the other hand she s mighty pretty
By Pamela Hart. 2018
Amid the Australian Army hospitals of World War I Egypt, two deeply determined individuals find the resilience of their love… tested to its limitsIt's 1911, and 21-year-old Evelyn Northey desperately wants to become a doctor. Her father forbids it, withholding the inheritance that would allow her to attend university. At the outbreak of World War I, Evelyn disobeys her father, enlisting as an army nurse bound for Egypt and the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. Under the blazing desert sun, Evelyn develops feelings for polio survivor Dr William Brent, who believes his disability makes him unfit to marry. For Evelyn, still pursuing her goal of studying medicine, a man has no place in her future. For two such self-reliant people, relying on someone else for happiness may be the hardest challenge of all.From the casualty tents, the fever wards and the operating theatres of the palace; through the streets of Cairo during Ramadan, to the parched desert and the grim realities of war, Pamela Hart, beloved bestselling Australian author of THE WAR BRIDE, tells the heart-wrenching story of four years that changed the world forever.
By David Peace. 2018
The acclaimed author of Occupied City, Tokyo Year Zero, and The Red Riding Quartet now gives us a stunning work… of fiction in twelve connected tales that take up the strange, brief life of the brilliant twentieth-century Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.Haunting and evocative, brutal and surreal, these twelve connected tales evoke the life of the Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (1892-1927), whose short story "In the Grove" served as an inspiration for Akira Kurosawa's famous film Rashōmon, and whose narrative use of multiple perspectives and different versions of a single event influenced generations of storytellers. Writing out of his own obsession with Akutagawa, David Peace delves into the known facts and events of the writer's life and inner world--birth to a mother who was mentally ill and a father who died shortly thereafter; his own battles with mental illness; his complicated reaction to the beginnings of modernization and Westernization of Japan; his short but prolific writing career; his suicide at the age of thirty-five--and creates a stunningly atmospheric and deeply moving fiction that tells its own story of a singularly brilliant mind.
By Preti Taneja. 2017
A stunning debut novel, a modern-day King Lear set in contemporary India: the tale of a battle for power within… a turbulent family, for status within a nation in a constant state of transformation, and for the love and respect of a father disappearing into dementia <P><P>Jivan Singh, the bastard scion of the Devraj family returns to his New Delhi childhood home at the age of twenty-three after fifteen years in the United States. <P><P>His arrival coincides with the unexpected resignation of the founder and aging patriarch of the Company--its simple name belying its vast holdings across industry and entertainment, and the family's national renown. <P><P>On the same day, Sita, Devraj's youngest daughter, disappears--refusing to marry the man her father wants for her. Now, Radha and Gargi, Sita's older sisters, are given the Company--and a brutal struggle for power begins. <P><P>Set against the backdrop of the anti-corruption protests that spread across India in 2011 and 2012, We That Are Young is brilliant in its fierce, incandescent storytelling and the energy of its prose. It tells a deeply insightful tale of India today, the pace of life in one of the world's fastest growing economies, the clash of youth and age, and the ever-present specter of death. But more than that, it is a novel about the human heart--and its inevitable breaking point.
By Ron Hansen. 2016
A new novel from Ron Hansen the award-winning author of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert… Ford about an iconic American criminal of the old West legendary outlaw Billy the Kid Born Henry McCarty Billy the Kid was a diminutive charming blond-haired young man who growing up in New York Kansas and later New Mexico demonstrated a precocious dexterity at firing six-shooters with either hand--a skill that both got him into and out of trouble and that turned him into an American legend of the old West He was smart well-spoken attractive to both white and Mexican women a good dancer and a man with a nose for money horses and trouble His spree of crimes and murders has been immortalized in dime westerns novels and movies But the whole story of his short epically violent life has never been told as it has been here In The Kid Ron Hansen showcases his masterful research and inimitable style as he breathes life into history bringing readers back into the late 1800s and into Billy s boyhood as a ranch hand just trying to wrest a fortune from an unforgiving landscape We are with Billy in every gunfight and horse theft and get to know him in full before his grand death in a hail of bullets in 1881 at the age of twenty-one Original powerful and swiftly told The Kid is an unforgettable read about a uniquely American anti-hero
By Christopher Paul Curtis. 2017
The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud,… Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOKAN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKAN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICEA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOKNAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963." —NPRFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Bina Shah. 2014
A harrowing account of the last three months of Benazir Bhutto s life October 2007 Pakistan s former… Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto returns home after eight years of exile to seek political office once more Assigned to cover her controversial arrival is TV journalist Ali Sikandar the estranged son of a wealthy landowner from the interior region of Sindh While her presence ignites fierce protests and assassination attempts Ali finds himself irrevocably drawn to the pro-democracy People s Resistance Movement a secret that sweeps him into the many contradictions of a country still struggling to embrace modernity As Shah weaves together the centuries-old history of Ali s feudal family and its connection to the Bhuttos she brilliantly reveals a story at the crossroads of the personal and the political a chronicle of one man s desire to overcome extremity to find love forgiveness and even identity itself
The Kennedy Trilogy is a political thriller series based on the three major crises of the Kennedy era--Berlin 1961… Cuba 1962 and Dallas 1963--as witnessed factually in the Oval Office and fictionally by a young CIA agent The complete edition contains all three books The Kennedy Imperative Berlin 1961 In this exciting political thriller factual events are interwoven in an exciting fictional plot While the construction of the Berlin Wall challenges JFK with the first major crisis of his presidency young CIA agent Philip Marsden is sent into East Berlin on his first mission While the tanks face off at Checkpoint Charlie he uncovers the difficult truth about his Russian-born mother The Kennedy Momentum Cuba 1962 The Cold War reaches its zenith with the installation of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba threatening the United States While JFK and his brother face deep divisions in trying to defuse the apocalyptic crisis young CIA agent Philip Marsden is sent on a mission to the island where he is betrayed by a joint CIA-Mafia operation The Kennedy Revelation Dallas 1963 In the immediate aftermath of the JFK assassination the shock is multiplied for young CIA agent Philip Marsden when he learns of the death of his Cuban American wife As evidence builds and the threats begin to mount he discovers that the two tragedies might not be unrelated
Dallas 1963 In the immediate aftermath of the JFK assassination the shock is multiplied for young CIA… agent Philip Marsden when he learns of the death of his Cuban American wife As evidence builds and the threats begin to mount he discovers that the two tragedies might not be unrelated
By Wilbur Smith. 1999
A Courtney series adventure - Book Two in the Birds of Prey trilogyA Courtney series adventure - Book Two in… the Birds of Prey trilogy "The sun went down behind the storm clouds, and stained them with its blood, then the rain fell upon the ship in torrents. Solid sheets of water hammered the wooden decks so hard that the din drowned the men's voices and blotted out their vision." They leave as brothers. They must return as men. Famed sailor Hal Courtney is now a man of land and family. But when the King orders him to sail to Madagascar and stop the pirates responsible for looting the finest trading ships of the East India Trading Company and bringing ruin to them all, Hal must travel with his three younger sons on a journey that will shape the young men forever. In this swashbuckling adventure of marauders and slave-traders, love and treasure, the brothers will face duels, chases, betrayals and battles -- and see their fates cast in ways they could never have imagined...
By Wilbur Smith. 1998
The fourth book in the epic Ballantyne seriesCraig got no further, for Tungata's anger turned to red fury. He was… shaking with it, it clouded his gaze and knotted the muscles at the points of his heavy lantern jaw. "Be silent,'he hissed. 'You meddle in matters that you do not understand, and that do not concern you. Leave this land before they overwhelm you."' His family's past. His country's future. Bestselling author Craig Mellow is tired of fame, and wants only to return to his family's old home in Zimbabwe. Although it's now derelict, Craig wants to rebuild and turn Rholands into a functioning ranch and tourist safari, but finds his way unexpectedly blocked by his old friend, now government minister, Tungata Zebiwe. Working with acclaimed photographer Sally-Anne Jay, Craig is able to uncover Tungata's corruption and continue with his planned restoration. However, there is new fighting on the horizon that may threaten not only Rholands, but the lives of all who live there. In their desperate attempts to escape, Craig and Sally-Anne will learn that no one is truly who they say...