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Dreadful Objects So Familiar


Donovan Kelly is an avid outdoorsman and survival enthusiast. When a routine camping trip to a forest preserve comes to an end, he emerges from the woods into a town overcome by Blight, a super virus that has turned the town's denizens into feverish, infected cannibals. With no escape from the town, Donovan must fight the infected as well as a group of survivors bent on controlling what remains of the empty town. And then Donovan discovers what survival really means.

©2015 Kyle Ross (P)2016 Kyle Ross


John Bird Ray discovers that writing a book is an absorbing journey - especially if you're part of the story. Swirls of ink take him on a fantasy linked with reality. A reflection of the world twisting and turning on the roller coaster of time, filled with memories that never die and dreams that never end! The words of souls flow through fingertips like water tumbling over rocks, down streams, out to oceans, and up to the atmosphere, transforming the spirit into ideas that rain down then melt into everyone's imagination as ExPRESSION.

©2015 John Siwicki (P)2015 John Siwicki

Graduate School For Working Adults

Too often unsuspecting adults decide to apply to graduate school without thinking about these questions. Whether it's graduate school for nursing, psychology, or business, you invest months selecting the right school by scouring graduate school rankings. You take hours to perfect your graduate school admissions essay and personal statement. You study for who knows how long, maybe years, to ace graduate school exams like the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, TOEFL, and GATE. You search for scholarships, grants, and loans. Yet, when it comes to thinking about how to prepare for graduate school in other ways, you're at a loss.  It doesn't have to be that way. Graduate School for Working Adults gives you the graduate school advice you need to have tough conversations and think about the things you never thought would matter as you make your decision to go back to school.

©2015 Donna Ledbetter (P)2015 Donna Ledbetter

American Legends: The Life of Sidney Poitier

Near the end of the 20th century, the American Film Institute ranked the greatest actors and actresses who worked during the Golden Era of Hollywood and the first half of the 1900s, and Sidney Poitier was ranked 22nd among the men. Given the company he was surrounded by, such a distinction could be considered honor enough, but Poitier also happened to be the only minority on the list, an accomplishment made all the more incredible given the systematic discrimination he faced within the industry and the land where he grew up.  Though he spent much of his childhood in the Bahamas, Poitier was born in Miami and was exposed to the effects of Jim Crow at a young age. With no good educational opportunities, Poitier struggled to even learn how to read as a teen, and after a stint in the Army, it's unclear where his life was headed until he successfully auditioned for a spot in the American Negro Theater, an organization that staged plays during the 1940s and helped groom both Poitier and Harry Belafonte to be actors.

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

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The Ultimate Pirate Collection

While there is no question that the myths and legends surrounding history's most famous pirates are colorful, in some instances their actual lives made for even better stories. Before the Golden Age of Piracy, men and women like Sir Francis Drake and Grace O'Malley straddled the line between pirate and privateer, with Drake being knighted for fighting the Spanish and O'Malley representing many things to the Irish, including queen, legend, pirate, and folk hero. 
While Captain Morgan's ruthless piracy has actually been forgotten due to his association with the spiced rum company using his name, Captain William Kidd insisted he wasn’t a pirate at all, and his entire reputation is based on the most notorious trial in the history of piracy. 

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Battle of New Orleans

The Battle of Tippecanoe, fought on November 7, 1811 near present-day Lafayette, Indiana, involved forces of fewer than 2,000 Native American warriors and white soldiers, and only about 300 men were killed or wounded on both sides. The battle also involved an epic confrontation between two important American figures: William Henry Harrison, who would become the 9th president of the United States by running on his success in the battle, and the Shawnee war chief Tecumseh, arguably the most famous Native American leader in American history.  The Treaty of Ghent had officially ended the war by keeping the status quo ante bellum. Regardless, the nation much appreciated Jackson's skills and the Battle of New Orleans was forever christened as one of the greatest in American history. 

©2012 Charles River Editors (P)2015 Charles River Editors

Race and the Obama Phenomenon

How naive or realistic is Obama’s vision of a more perfect American union that brings together people across racial, class, and political lines? How can this vision of a more inclusive America be realized in a society that remains racist at its core? These essays seek answers to these complicated questions by examining the 2008 and 2012 elections as well as the events of President Obama’s first term. Written by preeminent race scholars from multiple disciplines, the volume brings together competing perspectives on race, gender, and the historic significance of Obama’s election and reelection.  The president heralded in his November, 2012, acceptance speech, “The idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like . . . . whether you’re black or white, Hispanic or Asian or Native American.” 

©2014 University Press of Mississippi (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks

Atlas: Atlas Series, Book 1

Rade Galaal enrolls in the hardest military training known to man to become a member of the MOTHs, the most elite fighting unit in the galaxy. MOTHs are tacticians, corpsmen, snipers, astronauts, and commandos rolled into one. They also happen to pilot the atomic-powered ATLAS mechs, specialized military hardware that brings new meaning to the phrase "one-man-army".

When Special Warfare Command orders MOTH Team Seven on a covert operation beyond the furthest reaches of explored space, Rade realizes he's signed up for more than he bargained for.

©2013 Isaac Hooke (P)2014 Isaac Hooke

A River That Is Congo: Of Rulers and Ruled

Pierre d'Entremont was the pampered youngest son of a successful French banking family. With an older brother to carry on the family tradition, Pierre is enrolled in the E'cole Militaire with the thought of a political career to follow his military service. But when the chief cashier embezzles all the bank's money and escapes to the Americas, Pierre suddenly has to earn a living.  He has heard that a fortune can be made in King Leopold's Congo Free State.  Pierre arrives in the Congo in 1902. Within the first month, he becomes sick and nearly dies; makes an enemy of Harou, Leopold's most powerful man in the Congo; and, on the way to his posting, must always keep his gun within reach. Of Rulers and Ruled is an historical novel of one man's heroic struggle against the greed, cruelty, and terror of a corrupt government in colonial Africa. Pierre d'Entremont went to Africa to seek his fortune, and stayed to fight an evil regime.

©5 Paul J. Stam (P)2013 All Things That Matter Press

The Man

The time is 1964. The place is the Cabinet Room of the White House. An unexpected accident and the law of succession have just made Douglass Dilman the first black President of the United States.

This is the theme of what was surely one of the most provocative novels of the 1960s. It takes the reader into the storm center of the presidency, where Dilman, until now an almost unknown senator, must bear the weight of three burdens: his office, his race, and his private life.

From beginning to end, The Man is a novel of swift and tremendous drama, as President Dilman attempts to uphold his oath in the face of international crises, domestic dissension, violence, scandal, and ferocious hostility. Push comes to shove in a breathtaking climax, played out in the full glare of publicity, when the Senate of the United States meets for the first time in one hundred years to impeach the President.

©1964 David Wallechinsky & Amy Wallace, Heirs to Irving Wallace (P)2013 David N. Wilson

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