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When a bandit gang seizes High Windward, holding the Storn family hostage, the laran powers of the oldest son Loran are the family's only hope. Reaching out with those powers, he finds a young Terran, Dan Barron, and "overshadows" his mind, sending him on a desperate rescue mission to Aldaran Castle. But the "help" that the powerful Aldaran family offers may be far more dangerous than any bandit. For what they offer is use of the terrible Sharra Matrix-dreaded weapon of the Ages of Chaos.Show more
An FDA economist discovers that solutions for food safety and nutrition lie in the hands of entrepreneurs-not government regulation and education. With about half of the U.S. population expected to be obese by 2030 and one out of six Americans getting sick every year, why is the Food and Drug Administration spending years trying to figure out if almond milk should be called "milk"? As a twenty-seven-year veteran of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, Dr. Richard A. Williams poses this question. Dr. Williams also questions the accuracy of more than thirty years of food labeling, coupled with consumer education on diet/disease relationships and failed attempts to get consumers to track intakes. It is time for the American people to look elsewhere for solutions, rather than relying on the FDA. Fixing Food takes you inside the FDA and explores the inner workings that drove failed strategies. Following his tenure at the FDA, Dr. Williams spent more than a decade investigating new sciences-including genetic and microbial sciences-that are leading to innovative foods and products. With one of the greatest public health crises in American history ongoing, this research aims to solve our issues with food-once and for all. In this book, you will learn: How FDA controls Congress, the Courts, and the Executive Branch and others who might be a threat to their resources and growth of power How the FDA misuses risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis How the FDA's most recent innovation to keep food safe is fifty years old Why food labeling has been a disaster How entrepreneurs are remaking foods to be safer and healthier How new medical devices will ultimately make nutrition as easy as using a cell phone How trying to educate consumers through food labeling has been a public health disaster Ultimately, the role of the FDA in the new world of food safety and nutrition must change if the agency is to stay relevant.Show more
When Paul Elias receives a terminal diagnosis, he leaves his physician's office in a fog. Only one thing is clear to him: if he is going to die, he must find someone to watch over his granddaughter, Pearl, who has been in his charge since her drugaddicted father disappeared. Paul decides to take her back to Nysa-both the place where he grew up and the place where he lost his beloved wife under strange circumstances forty years earlier. But when he picks up Pearl from school, the little girl already seems to know of his plans, claiming a woman told her. In Nysa, Paul reconnects with an old friend but is not prepared for the onslaught of memory. And when Pearl starts vanishing at night and returning with increasingly bizarre tales, Paul begins to question her sanity, his own views on death, and the nature of reality itself. In this suspenseful and introspective story from award-winning author Shawn Smucker, the past and the present mingle like opposing breezes, teasing out the truth about life, death, and sacrifice.Show more
Sensational eyewitness accounts from the most heroic and legendary American aviators of World War II, never before published as a book They are voices lost to time. Beginning in the late 1970s, five veteran airmen sat for private interviews. Decades after the guns fell silent, they recounted in vivid detail the most dangerous missions that made the difference in the war. Ed Haydon dueled with the deadliest of German aces--and forced him to the ground. Robert Johnson racked up twenty-seven kills in his P-47 Thunderbolt, but nearly lost his life when his plane was shot to ribbons and his guns jammed. Cigar-chomping Curtis LeMay was the Air Corps general who devised the bomber tactics that pummeled Germany's war machine. Robin Olds was a West Point football hero who became one of the most dogged, aggressive fighter pilots in the European theater, relentlessly pursuing Germans in his P-38 Lightning. And Jimmy Doolittle became the most celebrated American airman of the war--maybe even of all time--after he led the audacious raid to bomb Tokyo. Today these heroes are long gone, but now, in this incredible volume, they tell their stories in their own words.Show more
Since the beginning of time, we have always questioned our existence. Human beings are curious by nature. We want to understand who we are and our place in the universe. We ask, what is the purpose of life? What happens to us when we die? Is Heaven real? Where is God when bad things happen to us? Life is not just a random series of events with no pattern or purpose. There is a synchronicity to all life. And while the universe is vast and mysterious, LOVE LETTERS FROM HEAVEN: Divine Wisdom, Sacred Knowledge and Everything In-unlocks these mysteries and more. In LOVE LETTERS FROM HEAVEN, we get the answers we have been seeking to all of our most important questions directly from God through a beautiful series of letters that have been written to all humanity. The author, Michelle Christopher, is a spiritual counselor and an intuitive who has had lifelong communications with God. It is from these divine conversations that Ms. Christopher has gathered these messages for all of us to hear as God intended. LOVE LETTERS FROM HEAVEN documents Ms. Christopher's divine relationship with God and shares these many beautiful letters that she has received over the years on life's most important topics. These letters are addressed to all of God's beloved children and give us all a greater understanding as to the purpose of our existence. These divine letters create a framework for understanding who we are and how to unlock our divine potential - which is the key to creating and sustaining a meaningful life filled with love, gratitude, serenity and inner peace. The concepts and ideas that are expressed are based on faith and a truth for all. There are no divisions by age, gender, geography, or religious beliefs. God teaches us through these divine writings that we all have the power to change ourselves and our world, one person at a time. We are reminded how loved we are from birth to death and that there is truly nothing to fear. Love is the building block of the universe. God teaches us that we are made from Divine Unconditional Love. It is up to each of us to learn how to radiate this Divine Love if we truly seek Heaven on Earth. With so many people looking for answers in the current state of the world, now is the perfect time to hear the answers from the One who made us all.Show more
The epic conclusion to The Dagger and The Coin series, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin. Lord Regent Geder Palliako's great war has spilled across the world, nation after nation falling before the ancient priesthood and weapon of dragons. But even as conquest follows conquest, the final victory retreats before him like a mirage. Schism and revolt begin to erode the foundations of the empire, and the great conquest threatens to collapse into a permanent conflict of all against all. In Carse, with armies on all borders, Cithrin bel Sarcour, Marcus Wester, and Clara Kalliam are faced with the impossible task of bringing a lasting peace to the world. Their tools: traitors high in the imperial army, the last survivor of the dragon empire, and a financial scheme that is either a revolution or the greatest fraud in the history of the world. For more from Daniel Abraham, check out: The Dagger and the Coin The Dragon's Path The King's Blood The Tyrant's Law The Widow's House The Spider's WarShow more
Jasmine Aimaq's stunning debut explores Afghanistan on the eve of a violent revolution and the far-reaching consequences of a young Kochi girl's tragic death. Afghanistan, 1970s. Born to an American mother and a late Afghan war hero, Daniel Sajadi has spent his life navigating a complex identity. After years in Los Angeles, he is returning home to Kabul at the helm of a US foreign aid agency dedicated to eradicating the poppy fields that feed the world's opiate addiction. But on the drive out of Kabul for an anniversary trip with his wife, Daniel accidentally hits and kills a young Kochi girl named Telaya. He is let off with a nominal fine, in part because nomad tribes are ignored in the eyes of the law, but also because a mysterious witness named Taj Maleki intercedes on his behalf. Wracked with guilt and visions of Telaya, Daniel begins to unravel, running from his crumbling marriage and escalating threats from Taj, who turns out to be a powerful opium khan willing to go to extremes to save his poppies. This groundbreaking literary thriller reveals the invisible lines between criminal enterprises and political regimes-and one man's search for meaning at the heart of a violent revolution.Show more
The discovery of an ancient cuneiform guides an unlikely group to a secret portal buried in the desert long ago. A near-death experience in the Iraq desert transforms the lives of the FBI's most wanted terrorist, and his young disciple, and alters the fate of a Pulitzer Prize-winning female journalist, and a decorated U.S. Marine about to be executed. Guided by a visionary young girl from Peru, they become aware of an ancient past, and an energy force placed deep under the desert sand thousands of years ago. The Occurrence is an unforgettable story of enemies, caught in the tragic sweep of terrorism, whose lives are forever changed. A gripping and unique political thriller. A story of uplifting beauty and love that speaks to the mystery of our collective evolution, and unveils a DNA we all share.Show more
Battle Across Time! Belasarius Apotheosis! Steamboats that launch Greek fire; telegraph lines connecting the battlefront on the Indus to ancient Constantinople, Byzantine palace plots aided by wireless devices: General Belasarius and his battle-hardened troops must advance quickly through the history of technology to stave off a coming age of ultimate darkness. And now - the epic final battle that will either give birth to or destroy Aide, Belasarius's doughty crystalline advisor and humanity's loyal friend! The latest entry in New York Times best-seller Eric Flint and military SF master David Drake's ground-breaking ''Belasarius'' series.Show more
Civil War Ironclads and Commandos Here at last is an action-packed portrait of one of America's greatest but little-remembered Civil War heroes, Commander William Barker Cushing, who sank the Confederate ironclad Albemarle in a spectacular mission in 1864. Regarded as erratic and insubordinate, Midshipman Cushing was drummed out of the Naval Academy in March 1861. But with the outbreak of war, the Union needed every trained officer it could find -and whatever his flaws, Cushing was an extremely talented naval officer. Ferocious, uncompromising, courageous, and loyal, he became a U.S. Navy commando and at the age of twenty-one was sent to destroy the South's ultimate naval weapon-the Albemarle, an unsinkable vessel with a devastating iron ram. This death-defying mission succeeded in sinking the Albemarle, helped reelect President Abraham Lincoln, and earned Cushing a hero's grave in the Naval Academy's cemetery. Here is that story, told with all the verve and drama it deserves, shining new light on one of the most important naval encounters of the war. Civil War Commando is a masterpiece of naval history that reads like a thriller and gives a neglected hero his due.Show more
Aide, a human soul embodied in a jewel, journeys back in time to join forces with Belisarius, the greatest general of the sixth century, to stop Link, an evil supercomputer that is using its vast powers to rewrite history to create the powerful, technologically advance Malwa Empire.Show more
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