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U Thrive

By Daniel Lerner, Alan Daniel Schlechter
Authors:
Daniel Lerner, Alan Daniel Schlechter
Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst.Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face-from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.

U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological And Chemical Survival Manual

By Dick, Capt. USN (ret) Couch, George Captain Galdorisi
Authors:
Dick, Capt. USN (ret) Couch, George Captain Galdorisi
Experts agree that the next terrorist attack on our soil will not come in the same form as September 11. The possibility of nuclear, chemical or biological attack is increasingly likely. The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Counter-Terrorism Handbook will enable its readers to survive such an attack. It contains the best practices of the United States' military, completely edited and adapted for civilian use. For example, readers will learn how to:Gain knowledge of an impending chemical attack using a simple warning system Protect against biological threats such as anthrax with a series of inoculations Guard against fallout from a terrorist nuke Achieve basic protection during chemical or biological attacks with a simple mask and Administer first aid after nuclear, chemical or biological attacks with a simple first aid kit.It's all here. This handbook is the single most effective tool for civilians to protect themselves and their loved ones against the threat looming over our homeland.

U.S. Armed Forces Arsenal

By Samuel A. Southworth
Authors:
Samuel A. Southworth
Today's arsenal of war contains some of the most sophisticated weapons ever seen on the battlefield. The technological revolution has drastically altered how war is fought and brought about the invention of some highly unusual (and effective) weapons. In the recent war with Iraq, we caught a glimpse of the new high-tech weapons in America's arsenal and the wide-ranging array of modern equipment and transportation used by our armed forces. America's modern military hardware is the envy -and fear-of the world.In U.S. Armed Forces Arsenal, noted military historian Samuel A. Southworth takes the reader on an informal and informative guided tour of this new arsenal of weaponry. He explains in clear and concise prose the new generation of military hardware, from rifles to mortars, jeeps to tanks, robotic drones to night vision sensors, and all manner of bombs, missiles and rockets-the arms and armaments that have reshaped the way the U.S. goes to war, on land and sea and in the air.

U.S. Special Forces

By Samuel A. Southworth
Authors:
Samuel A. Southworth
President George W. Bush has told all Americans that the war against terrorism would be like no other war. But what does this mean? Who will fight? How will they fight? What weapons will be used? Most informed commentators agree that the war against terrorism will be fought largely by "special forces",that is, by a relatively new community within the American military known as Special Operations Forces, or SOF's. This new "branch" of the armed forces was created in the mid-1980s and is organized under its own unified command, called U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Consisting of special units from the other branches of the armed forces, such as Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, and Delta Force, this new fighting command is recognized internationally as the most well-trained and well-equipped special operations force in the world. Their missions are varied,including combat terrorism, search and rescue, reconnaissance, humanitarian assistance, peacekeeping duty, and conventional and unconventional warfare.Despite special forces' international reputation for excellence, Americans know little about this remarkable fighting force. U.S. Special Forces provides a handy and comprehensive compendium, including descriptions of the units and their operational specialties, training, and organization, as well as the equipment and technological gadgetry, weapons, armor, planes, helicopters, and support vehicles used by each unit.

U.S. Special Warfare

By Samuel Southworth
Authors:
Samuel Southworth
For many centuries, the job of everyday soldiers, the "grunts," was the same-"see the hill, take the hill." But the combat role of today's U.S. soldier has undergone a radical change. The recent revolution in the art of soldiering in America emphasizes a smaller, but more highly specialized and technologically equipped, armed force. Now, even everyday soldiers in America's armed forces specialize in elite combat skills that use the very latest high-tech equipment.After basic training, many of today's recruits continue advanced training in one of the new emerging combat specialties, such as urban, mountain and arctic warfare amphibious, underwater and small boat operations modern cavalry combat sniping military intelligence and psychological warfare search and rescue procedures, and combat engineering.In lively and entertaining prose, military historian Sam Southworth describes these emerging combat specialties-as well as the training and equipment for each-that characterize America's fighting force today.

Ubel Blatt, Vol. 0

By Etorouji Shiono
Authors:
Etorouji Shiono
When the black blade roars, all who stand in its path shall be torn asunder...!What is it that Koinzell, the mysterious young boy who wields the sword with such exceptional skill, desires?The fight against the 'Lances of Betrayal,' who were thought to have been defeated by the Seven Heroes, begins.And at battle's end, only the shocking truth will remain amid the pools of blood...

Ubel Blatt, Vol. 1

By Etorouji Shiono
Authors:
Etorouji Shiono
After twenty long years in the dark, the time has come for a confrontation with Glenn, one of the Seven Heroes!Hatred...envy...confusion...Köinzell's heart overflows with emotion as he moves singularly toward his revenge, blade in hand! But it only takes an instant for the situation to take an unexpected turn...

Uganda Be Kidding Me

By Chelsea Handler
Authors:
Chelsea Handler
I awoke at 4:45 am in Johannesburg, South Africa, in my bra and underwear and looked over at my lesbian friend Shelly, who was fully clothed in a pair of pyjamas. Adult pyjamas in general are hard to take seriously; they're even harder to respect when they're worn by a forty-five-year-old woman and the pyjamas have pick-up trucks silk-screened all over them. There were six of us being picked up at 9:15 to be flown into the 'bush,' which happened to be the first leg of our safari. The six included my cousin Molly, age twenty-six. She is the younger, white version of Tyler Perry's Madea. Large and in charge. Molly loved animals and wanted to become a zoologist before her parents convinced her to aim lower and work on a reality show. Her birth name is Ulrike because we hail from Nazis, but in an effort to live a peaceful life alongside our Jewish brethren, she chose her middle name-Molly-to use personally and semi-professionally.Accompanying us was my newly divorced sister Simone (I encouraged it). She refers to me often as a relationship-wrecker. Also on the trip was my oldest friend in L.A., Hannah. (She has had different names in all my books, and I simply don't have the energy to reread any of them to find out what the names were.) She too was newly broken up and seemed extremely upbeat about it. The other safari goer was Sue Murphy, who is a co-executive producer on my TV show, Chelsea Lately. Sue would best be described as a female Hunter S. Thompson but with her shit slightly more together. She is the type of person who, finding herself with a bottle of vodka and no glass, will gladly empty the vodka into her bowl of cereal and then proceed to inhale it with a spoon. We refer to her as 'sixty, single, and looking.' She is not even close to sixty, but it makes people go up to her and whisper that she looks great for her age.
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  • The Ugly Duchess

    By Eloisa James
    Authors:
    Eloisa James
    'Nothing gets me to a bookstore faster than Eloisa James' - Julia QuinnHow can she dare to imagine he loves her... when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion. Still, the tabloids give the marriage six months. Theo would have given it a lifetime . . . until she discovers that James desires not her heart, and certainly not her countenance, but her dowry.Society was shocked by their wedding, but it's scandalized by their separation. James heads to sea where he becomes a notorious pirate, and Theo builds their estate into a flourishing concern. Back from the seas, a scandalous tattoo of a poppy under one eye, James now faces the battle of his lifetime: convincing Theo that he loved the duckling who blossomed into the swan. Theo will quickly find that for a man with the soul of a pirate, all's fair in love - or war.'Eloisa James is extraordinary' - Lisa Kleypas'Romance writing does not get much better than this' - People
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    Ugly Duckling's Love Revolution: Vol 1

    By Yuuki Fujinari
    Authors:
    Yuuki Fujinari
    Everything is pretty average about Hitomi; she's an average student, has an average brother, average looks . . . the only thing that makes her stand out is her weight. Weighing in at 220lbs, she's no elegant swan. But this wasn't always the case! When she was younger, she would take part in children's beauty contests and bring home all sorts of prizes. It was only when her sweet tooth took over that she gained all the weight. So when Hitomi moves into her older brother's apartment, she discovers that his neighbours are the five hottest boys at her school! And when they decide to get Hitomi back to her cute and pretty roots by helping her stay away from sweets and lose weight, it's a recipe . . . for disaster!

    Ugly Duckling's Love Revolution: Vol 2

    By Yuuki Fujinari
    Authors:
    Yuuki Fujinari
    Everything is pretty average about Hitomi; she's an average student, has an average brother, average looks . . . the only thing that makes her stand out is her weight. Weighing in at 220lbs, she's no elegant swan. But this wasn't always the case! When she was younger, she would take part in children's beauty contests and bring home all sorts of prizes. It was only when her sweet tooth took over that she gained all the weight. So when Hitomi moves into her older brother's apartment, she discovers that his neighbors are the five hottest boys at her school! And when they decide to get Hitomi back to her cute and pretty roots by helping her stay away from sweets and lose weight, it's a recipe . . . for disaster!

    Ugly Duckling's Love Revolution: Vol 3

    By Yuuki Fujinari
    Authors:
    Yuuki Fujinari
    Everything is pretty average about Hitomi; she's an average student, has an average brother, average looks . . . the only thing that makes her stand out is her weight. Weighing in at 220lbs, she's no elegant swan. But this wasn't always the case! When she was younger, she would take part in children's beauty contests and bring home all sorts of prizes. It was only when her sweet tooth took over that she gained all the weight. So when Hitomi moves into her older brother's apartment, she discovers that his neighbors are the five hottest boys at her school! And when they decide to get Hitomi back to her cute and pretty roots by helping her stay away from sweets and lose weight, it's a recipe . . . for disaster!

    Ugly Duckling's Love Revolution: Vol 4

    By Yuuki Fujinari
    Authors:
    Yuuki Fujinari
    At long last, it's time for Hitomi's happy ending! With the help of her brother and the handsome, helpful group of boys living in her family-owned apartment complex who all drop in and help her to keep to her healthy regimen, 220-pound Hitomi is well on her way to being fit and fabulous as she gradually loses weight! But a healthy routine isn't all there is to it! Hitomi must learn to stay on track as new adventures pop up in her calendar! From staying overnight at a villa with her friends to blocking off time for secret training sessions at the pool, will Hitomi's lifestyle finally have taken a turn for the best in the final volume of Ugly Duckling's Love Revolution?!

    Ugly: My Memoir

    By Robert Hoge
    Authors:
    Robert Hoge
    Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumour on his forehead, severely distorted facial features and legs that were twisted and useless. His mother refused to look at her son, let alone bring him home. But home he went, to a life that, against the odds, was filled with joy, optimism and boyhood naughtiness.Home for the Hoges was a bayside suburb of Brisbane. Robert's parents, Mary and Vince, knew that his life would be difficult, but they were determined to give him a typical Australian childhood. So along with the regular, gruelling and often dangerous operations that made medical history and gradually improved Robert's life, there were bad haircuts, visits to the local pool, school camps and dreams of summer sports. UGLY is Robert's account of that life, from the time of his birth to the arrival of his own daughter. It is a story of how the love and support of his family helped him to overcome incredible hardships. It is also the story of an extraordinary person living an ordinary life, which is perhaps his greatest achievement of all.

    The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl

    By Christina De Witte
    Authors:
    Christina De Witte
    Addressing the struggles of young girls everywhere, this hilariously relatable comic guide to life provides real advice and encourages a new generation of teen girls to find confidence and embrace individuality.With friends, love, social media, body image, and more--navigating young adulthood can seem impossible. The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl provides humorous and highly relatable guidelines for all of the struggles young girls face, presented in author Christina De Witte's signature comic style and told from the point of view of her lovable Instagram and Internet character, Chrostin. A Hyperbole and a Half for the young adult audience, the book includes comics and hands-on advice about serious issues like mental health and self-care, and also deals with questions on every young girl's mind, like "Can you survive on pizza alone?" Quirky, hilarious, and sincere, The Ultimate Survival Guide to Being a Girl empowers young women to challenge society's unrealistic standards of beauty and embrace their individuality. This is sure to be a favorite for teen girls.

    The Ultimate Book of Boxing Lists

    By Bert Randolph Sugar, Teddy Atlas
    Authors:
    Bert Randolph Sugar, Teddy Atlas
    What were the ten most fantastic knockouts in boxing history? Which pugilist had the greatest jab of all time? What were the sport's most intense rivalries? Who scored the biggest upsets in the sport's annals? Which fighters have the best nicknames? These questions and many others are answered in this bold collection of ranked lists from two of boxing's most popular commentators. Each list has an introductory paragraph followed by a number of ranked entries, with each entry featuring a brief explanation of ranking plus entertaining and enlightening background information. Also included are original lists contributed exclusive to this book by more than 25 top personalities from boxing and beyond, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, and more.

    The Ultimate Smoothie Book

    By Cherie Calbom
    Authors:
    Cherie Calbom
    When the Ultimate Smoothie Book was first published, smoothies were sweeping the country and becoming the hottest item on the menu everywhere. And why not? They're creamy, fruity and delicious, quick and easy to make - and most importantly - they're good for you! Now it's been completely updated by nutritionist Cherie Calbom to include lots of delicious new recipes as well as vital new information on Carbohydrate reduction, with special low-carb recipes, the recently discovered health risks of Soy and suggested substitutions and Coconut oil - the latest diet and health phenomenon.

    The Ultimate Twist

    By Suzanne Foxton
    Authors:
    Suzanne Foxton
    he Ultimate Twist is about addiction, love, therapy and danger-but above all it's about the transformation of a troubled everyday life.As Lucy goes beyond the limitations of the addiction/rehabilitation cycle, we are drawn into the lives and perspectives of her therapist and her husband, on a journey which ends in the ultimate twist, the unexpected turn, that sets her free."This is a work of heart searing honesty that should be read by anybody who cares about human relationships. Suzanne Foxton's debut is brave, completely assured and challenging in all the essential ways."-Fergal Keane, author and broadcaster

    The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies

    By George Anastasia, Glen Macnow, Joe Pistone
    Authors:
    George Anastasia, Glen Macnow, Joe Pistone
    The gangster movie is one of the most popular genres in film. From the Italian, Irish, and Russian families" in America to similarly sinister groups in Europe, Japan, and beyond, the cinema has never shied away from portraying the evil exploits of these brutal outfits. In this highly entertaining and informative book, two accomplished and apropos authors put the genre in perspective like no other author or documentarian has done before. The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies provides extensive reviews of the Top 100 gangster films of all time, including sidebars like Reality Check," Hit and Miss," I Know That Guy," Body Count," and other fun and informative features. Also included are over a dozen stand-alone chapters such as Sleeper Hits," Fugazi" Flops, Guilty Pleasures, Lost Treasures, Q&A Interviews with top actors and directors (including Chazz Palinteri, Michael Madsen, Joe Mantagna, and more), plus over 50 compelling photographs. Foreword by Joe Pistone, the FBI agent and mob infiltrator who wrote the bestselling book and acclaimed movie, Donnie Brasco .

    The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual

    By Eben Weiss
    Authors:
    Eben Weiss
    Eben Weiss, aka Bike Snob, is the voice of cyclists everywhere. Through his popular blog he has been informing, entertaining, and critiquing the bike-riding community since 2007. With his latest book, The Ultimate Bicycle Owner's Manual, Weiss makes his vast experience and practical advice available to bike "newbies" and veterans alike. Chapters cover Obtaining a Bike, Understanding Your Bike, Maintaining Your Bike, Operating Your Bike, Off-Road Riding, Coexisting with Drivers, Competitive Cycling, Bike Travel, Cycling with Kids, and What the Future Holds for Bikes in our Communities.Weiss's humorous, down-to-earth style takes all the mystery and intimidation out of cycling and will inspire even the most hesitant couch potato to get out and ride!