Author: Emily Mayhew
Publisher: Profile Books
What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? As long as humans have lived on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are able to bring people back from ever closer encounters with death. Historian Emily Mayhew explores the reality of medicine and injury in wartime, from the trenches of World War One to the plains of Afghanistan and the rehabilitation wards of Headley Court in Surrey. Mixing vivid and compelling stories of unexpected survival with astonishing insights from the front line of medicine, A Heavy Reckoning is a book about how far we have come in saving, healing and restoring the human body. From the plastic surgeon battling to restore function to a blasted hand to the double amputee learning to walk again on prosthetic legs, Mayhew gives us a new understanding of the limits of human life and the extraordinary costs paid physically and mentally by casualties all over the world.
Author: Eric Meyer
Battle Beyond Earth: Resurrection. The first instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. Four centuries have passed since the end of the alien invasion that almost destroyed humanity. The surviving races, human and alien, now live in peace as allies. But when a terrifying new enemy cuts a path of destruction through the Alliance, there seems little hope of resistance. The situation is desperate, and desperate measures are required. With reluctance, they agree to resurrect a hero from the past, Colonel Mitch Taylor. A mortally wounded man held in suspended animation since the end of the last war. A man who may hold the only key to their survival. Taylor emerges into a world he no longer recognises. A new alien race lives among them, a race he does not trust. Society, the Marine Corps, even the way he speaks, nothing fits this new life. Many in the Alliance refuse to accept him, for Taylor is an icon of a bygone era. Respected by some, hated by many. Isolated, alone, regarded as little more than a relic of a past era, he must accept the horror of knowing his old life is gone. He must also overcome the new enemy that stands before him, an enemy that wants nothing more than to destroy all known life in the universe. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure, a standalone story in its own right. Yet it will also give a new perspective and a new storyline to the readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the epic series 'Battle Earth'.
Author: C. J. Chivers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“A classic of war reporting...The author’s stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and deaths of these men and women, even if policymakers generally have not.”—The New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’ unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars. More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. The Fighters is a tour de force, a portrait of modern warfare that parts from slogans to do for American troops what Stephen Ambrose did for the G.I.s of World War II and Michael Herr for the grunts in Vietnam. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters presents the long arc of two wars.
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Collins
Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series will be drawn to Wendy Higgins's sexy, thrilling Sweet Evil series. In Sweet Reckoning, the time has come for Anna, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, to accept her fate as the chosen one. She is destined to rid the earth of demons once and for all. But as Anna and her Nephilim allies prepare for the evil brewing, the powerful Dukes use Anna's love for bad boy Kaidan Rowe against her, and her strength is put to the ultimate test. How far will the two of them go to keep each other alive? Will love conquer all in the final battle between good and evil?
Author: Sue Klebold
Publisher: Broadway Books
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016
Author: Sam Kates
Publisher: Sam Kates
Unnatural calm. A silent storm gathers. Extinction beckons. Survivors from mainland Europe and North America converge on Britain. Weary, confused, all come seeking answers; many come spoiling for a fight. What began with the Cleansing, and was hastened by the Beacon, nears fruition. Time is running out, and human numbers are too few to win the last battle alone. Unless help can be found from the unlikeliest of allies, failure is assured. Humankind faces its ultimate test. The Reckoning is upon us.
Author: Nick S. Thomas
Publisher: Battle Beyond Earth
Battle Beyond Earth: Desolation. The eighth instalment in an epic sci-fi series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. Colonel Taylor's mission to rescue POWs had been a resounding success, but it had revealed horrors beyond his imagining. Worst of all, he could not rescue the one he cared most for - Alita. Bolormaa, the terrifying enemy queen that he could never hope to defeat, is coming. And Taylor knows he must face her once again. Yet, the genius Milo Rivers has provided a new hope. Hope in the form of technology far surpassing anything humanity could have dreamed to possess in the next few hundred years. This technology is not fully ready, but time is running out for the Alliance. Even worse, as the final confrontation draws near, one of Taylor's strongest allies flees without explanation. Can Taylor find a way to defeat the seemingly unstoppable Bolormaa before she destroys the Alliance for good? The stakes have never been higher, as the battle unfolds over his homeworld - Earth. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure sequel. It is also a standalone story. This will give a new perspective and storyline to those readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the bestselling series 'Battle Earth.'
Author: S. J. Harper
Special Agents Emma and Zack discover that they can only trust each other when they are thrust in the middle of a political war between the Weres and the vampires while trying to solve the mystery surrounding a series of kidnappings in Southern California. By the author of Cursed. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Author: Matt Fitzgerald
The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record--and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. In his new book Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.
Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first three volumes in the New York Times bestselling The Fallen series is available as an eBook boxed set. Join the ultimate quest for redemption. The son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen. But as war rages between Heaven and Hell, evil powers gain strength at every turn. Aaron must harness the incredible force within him if he’s going to save himself and the girl he loves—let alone the entire world. And Aaron is out to prove that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This eBook boxed set chronicles Aaron’s quest for redemption and includes The Fallen 1, The Fallen 2, and The Fallen 3.
Author: Megg Jensen
Publisher: 80 Pages, Inc
The fourth novel in a USA Today bestselling series from Megg Jensen Control the dragons. Rule the realm. Tressa's army won the battle, but at a terrible cost. So many lives lost. So many lovers torn asunder. And that was just the beginning. An ancient beast rumbles beneath the Dragonlands, thirsting for blood. Dragon blood. Setting aside her heartbreak, Tressa ventures beyond the Dragonlands to the mysterious realm of Desolation, searching for allies and answers. There, she faces enemies more powerful and devious than she’s ever encountered before. Yet amid the violence and destruction, Tressa discovers a secret that’s been kept over eighty years. A secret that could be the key to saving the Dragonlands, once and for all. Dragonlands: Hidden, #1 Hunted, #2 Retribution, #3 Desolation, #4 Reckoning, #5
Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Coal mines have become rare, but the miners of Germinal are immortal. This new edition of the novel, with a translation by Raymond MacKenzie, is an exquisite tribute to their work, their misery and their eventual revolt. In his introduction, David Baguley--one of the most respected authorities on the work of Zola--brilliantly illuminates the genetic, historical and aesthetic aspects of the novel. His lucid, sensitive and critical gaze highlights the real secrets of the work: its underlying anthropological and social investigation, the dark power of the tragic imagination and the brightness of symbolic and mythic intuitions. --Henri Mitterand, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
Author: Nick S Thomas
Battle Beyond Earth: Revenge. The fifth instalment in an epic new series that tells of humanity's desperate struggle to survive in an uncertain and war-torn future. The war appeared lost before it had begun, and the despotic Queen Bolormaa seemed unstoppable. Until an unlikely alien ally paved the way to victory. Zaya was the exiled son of the Mohrotan Queen. A powerful and resourceful fighter who could yet provide the key to victory, but at what cost? Zaya cared for nothing and nobody. He had a single ambition, to destroy his mother. Earth's weakened fleet faces the terrifying prospect of another alien invasion. An invasion that it cannot hope to prevent. Colonel Mitch Taylor discovers that the President of the Alliance has become trapped during the battle. They must save him if there is to be any hope of holding the Alliance together. Taylor throws himself into the middle of a ground war on Earth. Although Bolormaa is not there to toy with her prey. She is closing in to destroy Taylor, and the survival of all humanity hangs in the balance. Taylor's fate lies in the hands of his friends, his comrades, and an alien ally who owes him nothing. Queen Bolormaa looks set to take her revenge. Battle Beyond Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure sequel. It is also a standalone story. It will give a new perspective and storyline to those readers who followed Mitch Taylor's exploits in the bestselling series 'Battle Earth.'
Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.
Author: David S. Reynolds
An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history.Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown within the currents of nineteenth-century life and compares him to modern terrorists, civil-rights activists, and freedom fighters. Ultimately, he finds neither a wild-eyed fanatic nor a Christ-like martyr, but a passionate opponent of racism so dedicated to eradicating slavery that he realized only blood could scour it from the country he loved. By stiffening the backbone of Northerners and showing Southerners there were those who would fight for their cause, he hastened the coming of the Civil War. This is a vivid and startling story of a man and an age on the verge of calamity. From the Trade Paperback edition.