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Winner of Publisher's Weekly 'Listen Up' Award. Year after year, in spite of monumental dangers, climbers return to the world's most difficult mountains, whether it's the cliffs of Yosemite or the peaks of the Himalaya. At these places, even the most cautious climber must accept the possibilities of moving unroped to save time, braving terrain vulnerable to rockfall, trusting afternoon thunderstorms to hold off long enough to get below treeline. Mistakes, bad weather and bad luck often lead to death. Climb offers harrowing accounts of extreme mountaineering and its potentially fatal consequences. Everest and K2--two of the most feared and respected peaks in the world. High offers a unique perspective on climbing these two peaks, from early exploration disasters, to the modern tragedies. These stories remind us, in vivid written accounts, why Everest and K2 are among the world's most dangerous places, yet why the world's best climbers can't stay away from them.Show more
In the tradition of epic novels like Exodus and Cast a Giant Shadow, Isaac's Beacon is a sweeping historical tale based on the real events of Israel's founding bringing alive the power and complexities of the birth of the Jewish state out of the ashes of the Holocaust. Bestselling author David L. Robbins, called "the Homer of World War II," turns his mastery of the historical novel to another defining moment of the twentieth century: the birth of the state of Israel. Isaac's Beacon is a small, vulnerable kibbutz on the edge of the Negev. Here, the lives of three memorable characters-an Irgun fighter, a young woman farmer, and an American journalist-collide to shape an epic narrative of love, loss, violence, and courage. Deeply researched and closely based on actual events, Isaac's Beacon is the first in a series of Robbins's novels which will explore the tumultuous, complex history and lasting impact of Israel's creation.Show more
In this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I— the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the Jinni—Helene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world. Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man. Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as human—just two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwined—but they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other. Both Chava and Ahmad have changed the lives of the people around them. Park Avenue heiress Sophia Winston, whose brief encounter with Ahmad left her with a strange illness that makes her shiver with cold, travels to the Middle East to seek a cure. There she meets Dima, a tempestuous female jinni who’s been banished from her tribe. Back in New York, in a tenement on the Lower East Side, a little girl named Kreindel helps her rabbi father build a golem they name Yossele—not knowing that she’s about to be sent to an orphanage uptown, where the hulking Yossele will become her only friend and protector. Spanning the tumultuous years from the turn of the twentieth century to the beginning of World War I, The Hidden Palace follows these lives and others as they collide and interleave. Can Chava and Ahmad find their places in the human world while remaining true to each other? Or will their opposing natures and desires eventually tear them apart—especially once they encounter, thrillingly, other beings like themselves?Show more
NEW ENTRY IN THE BEST-SELLING RING OF FIRE SERIES FROM NEBULA AND DRAGON AWARD NOMINEE CHARLES E. GANNON AND ROBERT WATERS Domingos Fernandes Calabar started out as a military advisor for the Portuguese in Brazil. But to his superiors, he was still nothing more than a mameluco, a man of mixed blood. Until, that is, the Dutch arrived and he switched sides. Then the Portuguese had a new label for him: "traitorous dog." But when Dutch admiral Maarten Tromp arrives, having barely survived the disastrous Battle of Dunkirk, Calabar's job changes again. Now he has to help engineer a swift Dutch exodus to a safer place before word of Tromp's defeat reaches Spanish ears. Partnered with the Sephardic pirate Moses Cohen Henriques, the two aid the battered Dutch fleet by striking at the Portuguese and Spanish, both on land and sea. Until, that is, Calabar learns that bitter personal enemies have grabbed his family, put them in chains, and sold them to a slaveship bound for the Spanish Main. Calabar must now choose: continue to help the Dutch, or save his wife and children? Tromp and other strong allies want to put an end to slavery, too, but their strategies and timetable are measured in months and years. Calabar doesn't have that kind of time and can't rely on their methods. The struggle to recover his family, and to free the millions more suffering in shackles, is one he must win in his own way and on his own terms. Because ultimately, this is not just Calabar's fight. This is Calabar's war.Show more
Two short novels set in Eric Flint's bestselling Ring of Fire series from David Carrico, coauthor of 1636: The Devil's Opera and The Span of Empire. Time waits for no one, but for the residents of 17th-century Europe, the future comes calling-ahead of time! Due to a temporal disturbance known as the Ring of Fire, the 20th-century town of Grantville, West Virginia, finds itself transported through time and space to Central Europe in the year 1632. The turmoil resulting from the event has massive repercussions for the up-time citizens of Grantville, the down-time citizens of Europe-and the world at large. Massive political and social upheavals take place. But change happens on a smaller, human scale, too. In The Flight of the Nightingale, down-timer Francesca Caccini is inspired by the arrival of Grantville to seek a different destiny from what would have been her lot otherwise. And in Bach to the Future, Johann and his brothers commit themselves to preserve, protect, and promote their family's heritage from the future. Two short novels, set in Eric Flint's bestselling Ring of Fire series, that shine a light on the overlooked corners of the Ring of Fire universe, where small actions can have life-altering consequences.Show more
From the acclaimed master of historical fiction comes an epic about a reluctant hero, the Roman Empire, and the rise of a new faith. Jerusalem and the Sinai desert, first century AD. In the turbulent aftermath of the crucifixion of Jesus, officers of the Roman Empire acquire intelligence of a pilgrim bearing an incendiary letter from a religious fanatic to insurrectionists in Corinth. The contents of this letter could bring down the empire. The Romans hire a former legionary, the solitary man-at-arms, Telamon of Arcadia, to intercept the letter and capture its courier. Telamon operates by a dark code all his own, with no room for noble causes or lofty beliefs. But once he overtakes the courier, something happens that neither he nor the empire could have predicted. In his first novel of the ancient world in thirteen years, the best-selling author of Gates of Fire and Tides of War returns with a gripping saga of conquest and rebellion, bloodshed and faith.Show more
An exciting addition to the multiple New York Times bestselling Ring of Fire alternate history series created by Eric Flint. Time travelers from our modern age are thrown into the deadly straits of the Thirty Years War in Europe of the 1600s. In the year 1635, the Rhineland is in turmoil. The impact of the Ring of Fire, the cosmic accident which transported the small modern West Virginia town of Grantville to Europe in the early seventeenth century, has only aggravated a situation that was already chaotic. Perhaps nowhere in central Europe did the Thirty Years War produce so much upheaval as it did in the borderlands between France and Germany. Archbishop Ferdinand of Cologne shares the religious fanaticism of his older brother, Duke Maximilian of Bavaria. He is determined to restore the power of the Catholic Church over the middle Rhine, the so-called "Bishop's Alley," and has unleashed a plot for that purpose. But that same middle Rhine is territory which Landgrave William V of HesseKassel is determined to seize for himself, under the guise of expanding the influence of the United States of Europe. Add to the witch's brew the deaths in battle of Duke Wolfgang of Jülich-Berg and his son, which leaves his young widow Katharina Charlotte as the heir to those much-prized territories. She is now on the run, in disguise-and pregnant. Add the unexpected arrival of Austria's most capable general, Melchior von Hatzfeldt, along with the most ruthless spy and torturer in the Rhineland, Felix Gruyard. The wars for the Rhine have erupted, and only the devil knows how they will end.Show more
In his third series installment, acclaimed author and horror filmmaker Eric Red brings his trademark volatile action and bloody violence to a classic genre, injecting modern speed and grit into Old West legend as Joe Noose hunts down the first known serial killer on the American frontier ... SCARRED FOR LIFE A new kind of evil has come to the Old West. A killer as cold and hard as the Wyoming winter. He wanders from town to town. Slaughters entire families along the way. With grotesque glee, he brands the letter Q in his victims' flesh. Joe Noose knows the killer's identity. He recognizes the killer's brand. He bears the same scar from his childhood-and he's determined to stop this madman once and for all. Two U.S. Marshals have agreed to help Joe. But they've never hunted a killer like this before. A sadist who kills for pleasure-and scars you for life ...Show more
What should Christians think about Donald Trump? His policies, his style, his personal life? Thirty evangelical Christians wrestle with these tough questions. They are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. They don't all agree, but they seek to let Christ be the lord of their political views. They seek to apply biblical standards to difficult debates about our current political situation. Vast numbers of white evangelicals enthusiastically support Donald Trump. Do biblical standards on truth, justice, life, freedom, and personal integrity warrant or challenge that support? How does that support of President Trump affect the image of Christianity in the larger culture? Around the world? Many younger evangelicals today are rejecting evangelical Christianity, even Christianity itself. To what extent is that because of widespread evangelical support for Donald Trump? Don't listen to this audiobook to find support for your views. Listen to it to be challenged - with facts, reason, and biblical principles; with contributions from: Michael W. Austin, Randall Balmer, Vicki Courtney, Daniel Deitrich, Samuel Escobar, John Fea, Irene Fowler, Mark Galli, J. Colin Harris, Stephen R. Haynes, Matt Henderson, Christopher A. Hutchinson, Bandy X. Lee, David S. Lim, David C. Ludden, Ryan McAnnally-Linz, Steven Meyer, Napp Nazworth, D. Zac Niringiye, Christopher Pieper, Reid Ribble, Ronald J. Side,r Edward G. Simmons, James R. Skillen, James W. Skillen, Julia K. Stronks, Chris Thurman Miroslav, Volf Peter Wehner, and George Yancey.Show more
NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. CONTAINS A STORY BY DAVID BRIN AND AN ALL-NEW STORY BY ERIC FLINT. Collection #4 of rollicking and idea-packed alternate history tales written by today's hottest science fiction writers and edited by New York Times best-seller Eric Flint. After a cosmic accident sets the modern-day West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe, these everyday, resourceful Americans must adapt - or be trod into the dust of the past. Let's do the 'Time Warp' again! Another anthology of rollicking, thought-provoking collection of tales by a star-studded array of top writers such as David Brin and Eric Flint himself - all set in Eric Flint's phenomenal Ring of Fire series. A cosmic accident sets the modern West Virginia town of Grantville down in war-torn seventeenth century Europe. It will take all the gumption of the resourceful, freedom-loving up-timers to find a way to flourish in a mad and bloody time. Are they up for it? You bet they are. The fourth rollicking and idea-packed collection of Grantville tales edited and introduced by Eric Flint, and inspired by his now-legendary 1632. Plus: contains an all-new story by Eric Flint.Show more
The Brannocks Matt Braun Earl Brannock was a gambling man who fled the fires of the Civil War and found a boomtown called Denver-in a land being built on dreams, luck, and gold. Virgil Brannock joined him next, fresh from Lee's surrender at Appomattox, determined to rise to the top of the frontier's rough and treacherous business world. Finally, Clint came riding a trail of revenge: a fiery young Brannock who dared to wear a badge...The three brothers were reunited once again. And on a frontier brimming with opportunity and exploding with danger, vicious enemies would test their courage-and three beautiful women would claim their love...Show more
In this masterful narrative, historian Winston Groom transports readers to the world of the American Revolution, where bold ideas, improbable events, and three extraordinary characters led to the remarkable birth of the country we know today. When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained a stupendous problem: establishing a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Groom tells the unique story of how three brilliant men-John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton-emerged from a population of just five million to build the very foundation of the United States. With skill and subtlety, Groom shines an unparalleled light on the differing personalities, life circumstances, and political policies that caused frequent animosity among each of these three founders: Adams, the brilliant, dour New Englander; Jefferson, the aristocratic southern renaissance man; and Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis. While all served in George Washington's first cabinet-and all shared the ultimate goal of liberty and freedom-their excitement was often strained by deep antagonisms, many of which bear a striking resemblance to the intense political polarization of today. The drama of the American Revolution is the greatest stage yet for Groom's signature storytelling panache. Offering rare insight into these larger-than-life characters, he draws on extensive correspondence, epic tales of war, and the rich histories of their day-to-day interactions to tell the astonishing story of how three men-patriots, rivals, and ultimately friends-put aside their differences to create a great nation.Show more
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