By John R. Bruning
When hostilities erupted in December 1941, Pappy Gunn was living in Manila with his family, working as a manager for Philippine Airlines. Unfortunately, when the Japanese finally marched on Manila the Air Force ordered him to fly key Army Air Force personnel out of the country. The order left him with the most important decision of his life, for he was already preparing to fly his family to safety. Whom would he take first? Unbeknownst to Pappy, MacArthur's staff deceived him by telling him he had time to do both. While he took off from Manila with his plane full of VIP's, the Japanese captured his wife and four children. Throwing them into the infamous Santo Tomas Internment camp, Pappy's family suffered through abuse, privation, disease and starvation. Betrayed by his own high command, and driven by guilt, fury and devotion to his family, Pappy Gunn spent the next three years trying to rescue his loved ones. His exploits became legend: He flew four times the number of combat missions of men half his age, extracting spies, sinking enemy ships, and building airfields under the nose of the Japanese. He revolutionized the art of air warfare in the process by devising his own weaponry, missions, and combat strategies. By the end of the war, Pappy's ingenuity and flair for innovation helped transform MacArthur's air force into the scourge of the Pacific.
By Colson Whitehead
Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise city that combines twenty-first-century engineering feats with nineteenth-century pork-barrel politics. Elevators are the technological expression of the vertical ideal, and Lila Mae Watson, the city's first black female elevator inspector, is its embattled token of upward mobility.When Number Eleven of the newly completed Fanny Briggs Memorial Building goes into deadly free-fall just hours after Lila Mae has signed off on it, using the controversial 'Intuitionist' method of ascertaining elevator safety, both Intuitionists and Empiricists recognize the set-up, but may be willing to let Lila Mae take the fall in an election year.As Lila Mae strives to exonerate herself in this urgent adventure full of government spies, underworld hit men, and seductive double agents, behind the action, always, is the Idea. Lila Mae's quest is mysteriously entwined with existence of heretofore lost writings by James Fulton, father of Intuitionism, a giant of vertical thought. If she is able to find and reveal his plan for the perfect, next-generation elevator, the city as it now exists may instantly become obsolescent.
By John All, John Balzar
In May 2014, the mountaineer and scientist John All fell into a crevasse near Everest and took a series of videos as he struggled to climb out 70 feet of ice and snow with fifteen broken bones - including 6 cracked vertebrae, internal bleeding, a severely dislocated shoulder, and his face covered in blood. The videos of him went viral and appeared in newscasts all over the world: CNN, BBC, Australia, Brazil, Israel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, etc. and every website imaginable - from People Magazine to National Geographic. NPR called him "a badass for science."Yet this story is only the latest of All's adventures. He's also won a footrace for his life with a wild hyena, stepped on a black mamba in the African bush, and scaled Everest - all in pursuit of his true passion: the future of adaptation to our world's changing climate. Icefall is more than a fascinating adventure story-it is a report from the extremes, which hold new lessons about the impact of climate change. It is about the collapsing Andean glaciers, the hidden jungles in Honduras where native people have learned about surviving hurricanes, and the highest points on earth, where more scientific secrets lie. The result is a thrilling adventure memoir with profound lessons for how humans will adjust as our world continues to change beneath our feet.
It's up to the Women
By Eleanor Roosevelt
Written at the height of the Great Depression, It's Up to the Women is Eleanor Roosevelt's advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. During a time of extreme hardship, she called on women particularly to do their part-cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking a personal responsibility to keep the economy going. She wrote, "Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world and with so many of them now holding important positions and receiving recognition and earning the respect of the men as well as the members of their own sex, it seems more than ever that in this crisis, 'It's Up to the Women!'"Roosevelt was among the earliest and most influential people of the time to compile such a wide-ranging treatment of the roles women should take in both private and public life. Her opinions about women's equality, civil rights, and a higher standard of education in the United States were ahead of her times. She argued for:* the need for equal pay for equal work* the sheer necessity of quality education* less indifference regarding the right to vote* the necessity of knowing one's neighbors for both urban and rural citizens.She also commented on the stark "condition" changes related to the Great Depression-homelessness, hunger, and alterations in the social order within communities and within families. Within this context, she calls upon the women to lead with this timely advice:Although Roosevelt was still within her first year as First Lady of the United States when she wrote this book, she had already rewritten the role with her active participation politics, speaking tours around the country, and her participation in press conferences. In this book, she showed a firm grasp of what was going on in the lives of the American women and of the role women could and should fulfill in the life of the nation.
If My Heart Could Talk
By Dodie Osteen
Over the years, Dodie Osteen has served God in many roles--as a wife, a mother, and the first lady of Lakewood Church, to name a few. Now, she shares priceless lessons she's learned along the way about life, love and faith. From growing up in Baytown, Texas to founding the church the would become America's largest congregation, Dodie has many inspiring stories to tell. Come alongside Dodie as she learns to walk like a princess despite a childhood polio limp. Join her as she accepts Jesus into her heart and begins a lifelong faith journey, eventually ministering to millions around the world. Learn from her love story with Pastor John Osteen, her partner in life and in ministry. Walk with her as she spreads the message of Jesus through outreach, prayer and love for others.
By Camilla Sanderson, John Morin
Perfect for fans of the mindful activity books, readers will "unfold" their minds while making stunning creations with this fun, fully interactive package.Inspired Origami will show readers how the peaceful pastime of creating papercraft art can calm the minds of crafters of all skill levels. The book features an introduction on achieving mindfulness through origami, a history of the craft, basic rules, and all the information needed to get started. The introductory material is followed by step-by-step instruction and illustrations that walk the reader through 15 beautiful projects, including the Swan, Windmill, Sailboat, Peace Crane, and more. Including 36 distinct sheets of origami paper in both solid colors and patterns, Inspired Origami provides all that's necessary to begin the therapeutic craft of creating accessible, stunning works of art.
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It
By Jess Kimball Leslie
I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie's hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a clear picture: That all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s and early '90s, Jess looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn't find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; people who worked with computers every day as part of their actual jobs without being ridiculed as nerds. It's in large part because of her embrace of an online life that Jess is where she is now: happily married, with a wife, son, and dog, and making a living of analyzing Internet trends and forecasting the future of tech. She bets most people would credit technology for many of their successes, too, if they could only shed the notion that it's as a mind-numbing drug on which we're all overdosing.
It Happened On Love Street
By Lia Riley
Briar Bates is a Yankee fish out of water in Everland, Georgia. She's even allergic to peaches. But when the law clerk job she moved for falls through, she's stuck due to a watertight lease agreement. Good thing sexy Rhett "the Vet" Valentine hires her as a dog walker for his sister. At least she'll be able to pay the bills, all while flirting with Jasper Donovan, the mysterious, hotter-than-a-sultry-southern-night blind guy who hangs out in the dog park with his guide dog and braille copies of classic literature. Rhett Valentine is intrigued by the cute former lawyer who is almost run down by his golden retrievers. And when she agrees to work for his sister, he knows he has the "in" he needs. Too bad she's completely wrapped up in that jerk Jasper. But he vows to reveal who Jasper really is and make Briar see the great guy who's been in front of her all along.But no good lawyer and daughter can stay a dog walker forever. What about Briar's big city ambitions? And even more importantly, what about her parents who might need her to help with their retirement? Can Briar really give up a life of money and glamor for the love of a small town and a cute guy?
I Am Number 8 Study Guide
By John W. Gray
Much like the books used by athletic coaches around the world, this guide will outline the strategies readers will have to enact and the moves they will need to make in order to live purposely as a number 8.One of the key ways most people are able to connect to a concept is by walking it out in community. Sometimes that process occurs in a church or ministry group and other times, especially nowadays, community is represented virtually or intangibly. Nevertheless, knowing that you are not alone on a journey can make the travel easier. In consideration of this, each chapter of this guide will introduce a "character" who will share his or her story with the reader and walk them through the trials and triumphs of mastering the concepts presented in the corresponding chapter of the book. The reader will interact with this "character" as if he or she is a real person as they move through the other sections of the chapter. The "Align Your Life" section of each chapter will be intentionally interactive. Readers will be provided activities, puzzles, surveys, role-playing and journaling exercises, and social media related tasks that will allow them to practically apply the concepts learned in the chapter. Finally, the book will offer content-specific prayers that will help readers seal their efforts
I See You
By Clare Mackintosh
The twisty, gripping number one bestseller from Richard and Judy Book Club winner Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go. Winner of the Richard and Judy Summer Book Club 2017When Zoe Walker sees her photo in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she is determined to find out why it's there. There's no explanation: just a grainy image, a website address and a phone number. She takes it home to her family, who are convinced it's just someone who looks like Zoe. But the next day the advert shows a photo of a different woman, and another the day after that.Is it a mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of every move they make . . .If you like Shari Lapena, Paula Hawkins, Rachel Abbott, B A Paris, Fiona Barton, Ruth Ware and CL Taylor, you'll love this gripping psychological thriller.**Let Me Lie, the sensational new thriller by Clare Mackintosh, is available now**Praise for I See You:'[Clare Mackintosh] hits the jackpot again with a breathless thriller based on a brilliant idea . . . This is an excellent race-against-time thriller with shoals of red herrings to tease and taunt readers all the way. It's a must-finish-at-all-costs job' Daily Mail'A chilling and original story that should make everybody reconsider the predictability of their behaviour - kept me reading until dawn', Rachel Abbott, author of The Sixth Window'Accomplished, Addictive and Thought-Provoking - you'll never feel the same about taking the tube again' B A Paris, author of The Breakdown and Behind Closed Doors'I See You stands out from the crowd with flawless plotting and an eye for detail which will send a satisfying chill through its readers. I loved it!' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer'Wonderfully sinister. Had me looking over my shoulder every time I travelled on the tube' Fiona Barton, author of The Widow'Compelling and suffused with menace' Sunday Mirror'Heart-stoppingly excellent' CL Taylor, author of The Lie'I See You is both a compelling portrayal of modern family life and a superbly twisty thriller that keeps you guessing until the very last page. An edge of the seat read' Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat'Anyone who's ever looked over their shoulder when they heard footsteps behind them, or quickened their pace in a deserted underpass, will shudder with recognition at Clare Mackintosh's deliciously creepy tale of urban paranoia' Ruth Ware, author of In a Dark, Dark Wood'I was gripped from the very first page. Creepy and compelling with a twist I didn't see coming. I loved it' Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters'As creepy as they come . . . We raced through this deeply unsettling thriller in two days . . . and looked over our shoulder the whole time' Heat'Another edge-of-your-seat thriller . . . a terrifyingly plausible plot and gasp-inducing ending' Good Housekeeping'With I See You, Clare Mackintosh has achieved something not every author can and produced a book superior to her phenomenal debut. I had chills the entire way through and I can't wait to read whatever she comes up with next' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You
By Dale Brown
In the spring of 2017, the U.S. economy is rebounding under President Stacy Anne Barbeau, the country's first female president. But her leadership is about to be severely tested: Russian president Gennadiy Gryzlov has sent Special Troops, disguised as pro-Russian activists, into Ukraine and Moldova. Though NATO is outraged, its response is tepid. Refusing to let Russian aggression go unpunished, former U.S. president Kevin Martindale approaches Polish president Peter Wilk with a radical solution: a counterattack using a covert force of Cybernetic Infantry Device (CID): manned robots.Underwritten by the wealthy Wilk, Operation Iron Wolf is launched-without the knowledge of the Americans or its NATO partners. The CID's initial strikes are successful, infuriating Gryzlov and propelling President Barbeau to pledge western help to investigate the attack. With international tensions at the boiling point, Martindale's secret alliance, supported by the best military technology, is determined to outmaneuver the Russians.In this battle that will determine the fate of Eastern Europe, just which side will win?
By David McPhail
"What's a promise?"When Baby Bear asks Mother Bear this important question, she promises her cub that she will feed him, play with him, and do everything she can to keep him safe. But Baby Bear has more questions: What happens if you break a promise? Can his mother promise that he will always be happy?In this sweetly poignant story from celebrated artist David McPhail, a loving parent has just the right words for explaining that some things in life simply can't be promised--but family love is forever
I Hid My Voice
By Parinoush Saniee
This is the story, based on fact, of a boy who couldn't speak until the age of seven. Now twenty, he describes the events of his life.Four-year-old Shahaab has not started talking. The family doctor believes there is no cause for concern; nevertheless, Shahaab is ridiculed by others who call him 'dumb'. Young Shahaab doesn't understand what the word means and thinks it is a compliment, until one day his cousin plays a trick on him to prove to everyone that the boy truly is the neighbourhood idiot.When his mother recounts the incident to her husband, Shahaab is crushed to learn that his father also thinks the boy's speech impediment indicates that his son is an idiot and thus brings shame on the family. Shahaab soon recognizes that his father's love and esteem is concentrated on his older brother, Arash, and his younger sister, Shadee. In his innocent and deeply hurt child's mind, he begins to believe that the 'good' and 'intelligent' children like his older brother are their fathers' sons. On the other hand, children like him who are 'clumsy' and 'problematic' are their mothers' sons. From that moment on, his world, which he thought was filled with beauty and kindness, suddenly turns harsh, full of anger and insult. He begins to lash out, taking childish revenge on those around him, encouraged by his two imaginary friends, Esi and Bibi.No one in the family can understand Shahaab's wild behaviour except his maternal grandmother, who seems to possess the understanding and the kindness he so desperately craves. Their growing bond leads to a deep friendship in which Shahaab is able to experience some happiness and finally find his voice.
I Love My Haircut
By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
This newly-titled I LOVE MY HAIRCUT! is the companion to the top-selling I LOVE MY HAIR!, and features a positive African-American father-son relationship--now as a board book!In this companion to the top-selling I Love My Hair! (originally titled and adapted from Bippity Bop, Barbershop), a young boy named Miles makes his first trip to the barbershop with his father--but he's afraid that the haircut will hurt! With the support of his dad, the barber, and the other men in the barbershop, Miles bravely sits through his first haircut. In the end, Miles's father even decides to receive the same haircut as Miles! Now in board book format, here is a much-needed story about a milestone moment for toddlers, featuring African American characters and a loving father-son relationship that is perfect for Father's Day and all year round.
Improve Your Digestion
By Patrick Holford
Health starts in the gut, your second brainIf you have digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion or heartburn after meals, or tend towards constipation or IBS - or you simply don't feel energised by your food - Improve Your Digestion will show you how to tune up your gut. It offers an easy-to-follow road map that will help you achieve perfect digestion, absorption and elimination, which means you'll experience better health and disease resilience, and a new level of vitality. Improve Your Digestion unravels the complex workings of the digestive system, explaining why it is now being called the second brain, and why having healthy gut microbes is so vital.Fascinating and practical, this comprehensive guide to our most underrated organ explains how to:· Banish bloating and constipation· End indigestion and heartburn without drugs· Identify and reverse hidden food intolerances· Solve IBS and inflammatory bowel disease· Conquer candidiasis and other gut infections· Restore healthy digestion with foods that heal· Balance your gut bacteria and make your own probiotics· Build your resilience to stress - a crucial factor in achieving good digestionImprove Your Digestion also includes an action plan for a healthy gut, as well as tips for self-diagnosing which digestive supplements you may need and when. You'll learn which foods are digestion-friendly and discover the art of Gutstronomy - how to prepare delicious, gut-friendly breakfasts, main meals and snacks, guided by kitchen wizard Fiona McDonald Joyce.Make your gut your friend and it will reward you with better health.
I Had to Survive
By Dr. Roberto Canessa, Pablo Vierci
On 12 October 1972, a Uruguayan Air Force plane carrying members of the 'Old Christians' rugby team (and many of their friends and family members) crashed into the Andes mountains. I Had to Survive offers a gripping and heartrending recollection of the harrowing brink-of-death experience that propelled survivor Roberto Canessa to become one of the world's leading paediatric cardiologists.Canessa, a second-year medical student at the time, tended to his wounded teammates amidst the devastating carnage of the wreck and played a key role in safeguarding his fellow survivors, eventually trekking with a companion across the hostile mountain range for help.This fine line between life and death became the catalyst for the rest of his life.This uplifting tale of hope and determination, solidarity and ingenuity gives vivid insight into a world famous story. Canessa also draws a unique and fascinating parallel between his work as a doctor performing arduous heart surgeries on infants and unborn babies and the difficult life-changing decisions he was forced to make in the Andes. With grace and humanity, Canessa prompts us to ask ourselves: what do you do when all the odds are stacked against you?
If the Duke Demands
By Anna Harrington
The last person Sebastian Earl Carlisle, needs interfering in his life is Miranda Hodgkins, the flighty, free-spirited niece of his Lincolnshire neighbor and local orphanage manageress whom he and his siblings consider little more than a sister. A serious man with solemn obligations, Sebastian has planned to find a wife of rank who will preserve the solid reputation of his family. But he never planned on finding a beautiful, masked woman draped temptingly across his bed, begging to be seduced...and very nearly succeeding until he discovers that his seductress is none other than Miranda, who has mistakenly sneaked into the wrong bedroom. In love with Robert Carlisle, Miranda planned a night designed to make Robert fall in love with her, only for it to all go horribly wrong when the man behind the mask reveals himself to be Sebastian. Mortified, she swears him to secrecy. But when Sebastian realizes that Miranda is in London for the season, he fears the worst-that not only will Miranda make a fool of herself over Robert but that her antics will cost him his proper wife. The two strike an agreement: he'll help in her pursuit of Robert if she promises to behave.As Sebastian helps Miranda seduce Robert the unthinkable happens: he begins to have feelings for her. The last thing he needs is to tie his respectable title to a woman as reckless as Miranda. Will he sacrifice his heart to give his estate the proper countess it needs? Or will sensible, practical Sebastian final let himself fall, damn the consequences?
By Clive Cussler
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily MailThe twelfth hair-raising Dirk Pitt thriller, which sees the adventurer hunt for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold, before the richest prize known to man is lost forever.A call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well, high in the Andes. There he confronts a band of ruthless art thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts.But soon Dirk Pitt faces even graver danger, as he searches for a lost Spanish galleon and hunts for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. And in a desperate race against time, Pitt must track down a sacred site - before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever...'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy'The Adventure King' Daily Express
If They Could See Me Now
By Denise Welch
'Absolutely loved it - thought-provoking and moving' - Susan Lewis'I loved it. A really cracking read' - Martina ColeDenise Welch's first novel is perfect for fans of Susan Lewis, Martina Cole, Amanda Prowse and Tracey Buchanan.They all think her life is perfectHarper is a beautiful woman, pampered by her attractive, wealthy husband, living in a gorgeous home. From the outside, everything looks wonderful. But they don't see what happens behind closed doorsHarper is fifty-three. Her perfect husband is a bully, who criticises her looks, her housekeeping and her parenting. Then a nasty anonymous letter makes her question everything she knows about her familyHarper has never had to strike out on her own. But she doesn't recognise the downtrodden woman looking back at her in the mirror. Can Harper Clarke find the strength to start her life all over again?
I Should Be Dead
By Bob Beckel, John D.Mann
Growing up poor in an abusive home, Bob Beckel learned to be a survivor: to avoid conflict, mask his feelings, and to lie--all skills that served him well in Washington, where would become the youngest-ever Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and manage Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign. But Beckel was living a double life. On January 20, 2001--George W. Bush' second Inauguration Day--he hit rock bottom, waking up in the psych ward. Written with captivating honesty, Beckel chronicles how his addictions nearly killed him until he found help in an unexpected ally, conservative Cal Thomas, who helped him find faith and get his life back on track. Now sober, Beckel has been enjoying his life's surprise "second act" as a co-host of a breakout hit show on FOX News Channel, The Five.