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Hornet's Nest

Hornet's Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 110120365X
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Hornet's Nest by , Book Resume:

Patricia Cornwell turns from forensics to police procedures in her latest novel, Hornet's Nest. This book is less a thriller than a character study of the main characters: Judy Hammer, chief of police in Charlotte, North Carolina; Hammer's deputy, Virginia West; and Andy Brazil, a young reporter assigned to ride with the police as they go about their jobs.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143177303
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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As The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest opens, Lisbeth Salander—the heart and soul of Larsson's two previous novels—is under close supervision in the intensive care unit of a provincial Swedish city hospital. And she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: when she's well enough, she'll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for a triple murder. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will have to prove her innocence, and identify and denounce the corrupt politicians who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to become victims of abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot her revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now, Lisbeth Salander is ready to fight back.

The Hornet's Nest

The Hornet's Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0743258274
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter Book Resume:

The first work of fiction by a President of the United States—a sweeping novel of the American South and the War of Independence. In his ambitious and deeply rewarding novel, Jimmy Carter brings to life the Revolutionary War as it was fought in the Deep South; it is a saga that will change the way we think about the conflict. He reminds us that much of the fight for independence took place in that region and that it was a struggle of both great and small battles and of terrible brutality, with neighbor turned against neighbor, the Indians’ support sought by both sides, and no quarter asked or given. The Hornet’s Nest follows a cast of characters and their loved ones on both sides of this violent conflict—including some who are based on the author’s ancestors. At the heart of the story is Ethan Pratt, who in 1766 moves with his wife, Epsey, from Philadelphia to North Carolina and then to Georgia in 1771, in the company of Quakers. On their homesteads in Georgia, Ethan and his wife form a friendship with neighbors Kindred Morris and his wife, Mavis. Through Kindred and his young Indian friend Newota, Ethan learns about the frontier and the Native American tribes who are being continually pressed farther inland by settlers. As the eight-year war develops, Ethan and Kindred find themselves in life-and-death combat with opposing forces. With its moving love story, vivid action, and the suspense of a war fought with increasing ferocity and stealth, The Hornet’s Nest is historical fiction at its best, in the tradition of such major classics as The Last of the Mohicans.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 014317729X
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson Book Resume:

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The fierce heart of this novel is Lisbeth Salander: the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who teamed up with crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This time, Lisbeth is implicated in a murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was set to be published. Now, while Blomkvist—alone in his belief in her innocence—plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Lisbeth is drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.

A Fist in the Hornet's Nest

A Fist in the Hornet's Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401399274
Author: Richard Engel
Publisher: Hachette Books
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When war broke out in Iraq, every major U.S. network pulled its correspondents from the scene. Despite the risk, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he was there, bringing the Iraqi war into American homes as a stringer for ABC news. Determined to deliver the whole Middle East story, Engel moved to Cairo in 1996 after graduating from Stanford to learn 'street' Arabic. Then to dig even deeper into the complicated powder-keg of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he settled in Jerusalem. Now as Iraq enters its post-war phase and the Gulf region continues to dominate our nation's consciousness, more and more Americans will come to know and trust Richard Engel--especially in his current role as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Both analytical and anecdotal, this book leads us through the war in Iraq, dissecting a myriad of Middle East issues, all from the vantage point of someone who is 'on the ground and in the streets' to get the real story.

From the Hornet's Nest

From the Hornet's Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1469122693
Author: Laurie L. Barnes,Tommy L. Johnson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest #1

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest #1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1785863770
Author: Sylvain Runberg
Publisher: Titan Comics
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After a year-long absence, Lisbeth Salander returned to Stockholm, without making contact with her one-time lover, and award-winning journalist, Mikael Blomkvist. Just as Blomkvist’s newspaper was about to launch a major investigation into a national sex crime ring, two of his journalists were murdered, with Salander the lead suspect. To solve the crime and absolve Salander, the two were forced to delve deep into her past, resulting in her brutal revenge against her father and leaving her near dead. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}

The Humane Gardener

The Humane Gardener [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1616896175
Author: Nancy Lawson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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The Humane Gardener by Nancy Lawson Book Resume:

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Immunity to Change

Immunity to Change [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1422129470
Author: Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
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Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan,Lisa Laskow Lahey Book Resume:

Unlock your potential and finally move forward. A recent study showed that when doctors tell heart patients they will die if they don't change their habits, only one in seven will be able to follow through successfully. Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. Given that the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations? In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs--along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations--combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us. This persuasive and practical book, filled with hands-on diagnostics and compelling case studies, delivers the tools you need to overcome the forces of inertia and transform your life and your work.

The Winter Ghosts

The Winter Ghosts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409112292
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Orion
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The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse Book Resume:

A haunting ghost story from the French mountains. The Great War took much more than lives. It robbed a generation of friends, lovers and futures. In Freddie Watson's case, it took his beloved brother and, at times, his peace of mind. Unable to cope with his grief, Freddie has spent much of the time since in a sanatorium. In the winter of 1928, still seeking resolution, Freddie is travelling through the French Pyrenees - another region that has seen too much bloodshed over the years. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Shaken, he stumbles into the woods, emerging by a tiny village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories of remembrance and loss. By the time dawn breaks, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. By turns thrilling, poignant and haunting, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

Striking the Hornets' Nest

Striking the Hornets' Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1612513913
Author: Geoffrey Rossano,Thomas Wildenberg
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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Striking the Hornets’ Nest provides the first extensive analysis of the Northern Bombing Group (NBG), the Navy’s most innovative aviation initiative of World War I and one of the world’s first dedicated strategic bombing programs. Very little has been written about the Navy’s aviation activities in World War I and even less on the NBG. Standard studies of strategic bombing tend to focus on developments in the Royal Air Force or the U.S. Army Air Service. This work concentrates on the origins of strategic bombing in World War I, and the influence this phenomenon had on the Navy’s future use of the airplane. The NBG program faced enormous logistical and personnel challenges. Demands for aircraft, facilities, and personnel were daunting, and shipping shortages added to the seemingly endless delays in implementing the program. Despite the impediments, the Navy (and Marine Corps) triumphed over organizational hurdles and established a series of bases and depots in northern France and southern England in the late summer and early fall of 1918. Ironically, by the time the Navy was ready to commence bombing missions, the German retreat had caused abandonment of the submarine bases the NBG had been created to attack. The men involved in this program were pioneers, overcoming major obstacles only to find they were no longer needed. Though the Navy rapidly abandoned its use of strategic bombing after World War I, their brief experimentation directed the future use of aircraft in other branches of the armed forces. It is no coincidence that Robert Lovett, the young Navy reserve officer who developed much of the NBG program in 1918, spent the entire period of World War II as Assistant Secretary of War for Air where he played a crucial role organizing and equipping the strategic bombing campaign unleashed against Germany and Japan. Rossano and Wildenberg have provided a definitive study of the NBG, a subject that has been overlooked for too long.

Kicking the Hornets' Nest

Kicking the Hornets' Nest [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780888112
Author: Gerry Wells
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Kicking the Hornets' Nest by Gerry Wells Book Resume:

Kicking the Hornets’ Nest is one of only few available factional accounts of an English tank crew dealing with battle conditions in WW2. Written by a veteran who himself served in a Sherman Tank, it deals with this specific aspect of hostilities and will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in this period.

The Girl in the Spider's Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143193341
Author: David Lagercrantz
Publisher: Penguin
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The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz Book Resume:

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution. Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop forMillennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . . The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.

Pack of Cards

Pack of Cards [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141909951
Author: Penelope Lively
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Pack of Cards by Penelope Lively Book Resume:

A collection of short stories by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively In Pack of Cards Penelope Lively's gifts of acute perception and wry humour are distilled into a unique collection of mesmerizing stories. 'Confirms her as the most original and piercing writer now working in that most unsparing of genres - short stories' The Times Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Next to Nature, Art; Perfect Happiness; Passing On; City of the Mind; Cleopatra's Sister; Heat Wave; Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories; Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt; Spiderweb; her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked; The Photograph; Making It Up; Consequences; Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

Principles of Applied Geophysics

Principles of Applied Geophysics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9400958145
Author: D. S. Parasnis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The welcome accorded to the first two editions of this book has been most encouraging. The object of the third edition continues to be to give a brief but "fairly comprehensive survey of the methods of applied geophysics including some of the modern interpretation techniques. The general approach and plan of the previous editions are preserved, but in bringing the book up to date some changes have been made to which I would like to draw the reader's special attention. SI units are strictly adhered to except in six illustrative figures reproduced from older literature and left intact to save some extensive redraughting. Following the recommendation of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, the magnetic field measured in geophysical work is labelled here as flux density (tesla). Consequently, the symbols H, Z and T commonly used in geomagnetic work should stand for flux density. In the Max wellian theory of electromagnetism the symbol H stands, by convention, for a magnetizing force (A m -1) and a discerning reader will at once sense a source of confusion. This source of confusion is avoided in the present edition by B , B and B instead of H, Z and T. The employing the symbols b z t latter ~et is employed for the corresponding magnetizing forces of the earth's field. I hope this notation will gain general acceptance because it so easily dispenses with an ambiguity that otherwise tends to lead to unnecessary confusion of units and dimensions in geomagnetism.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0143177281
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Book Resume:

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a striking novel. Just when I was thinking there wasn't anything new on the horizon, along comes Stieg Larsson with this wonderfully unique story. I was completely absorbed.” —Michael Connelly "I doubt you will read a better book this year.” —Val McDermid Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the two unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

Hornets

Hornets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0761340068
Author: Sandra Markle
Publisher: Lerner Publications
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Hornets by Sandra Markle Book Resume:

Discusses what makes hornets similar to and different from other insects and reveals details about hornets' bodies.

The Peck's Bad Boy MEGAPACK ®

The Peck's Bad Boy MEGAPACK ® [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479402273
Author: George W. Peck
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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The Peck's Bad Boy MEGAPACK ® by George W. Peck Book Resume:

After the American Civil War ended, George W. Peck (1840–1916) became a newspaper publisher. His weekly newspaper, "Peck’s Sun," contained Peck’s humorous writings, including his famous semi-autobiographical “Peck’s Bad Boy” stories. Peck died in 1916 at age 75, but his writing continued to win fans for years. The "Peck’s Bad Boy" stories became the basis for several films and a short-lived television show. Included in this volume are: PECK’S BAD BOY AND HIS PA THE GROCERY MAN AND PECK’S BAD BOY PECK’S BAD BOY ABROAD PECK’S BAD BOY WITH THE COWBOYS PECK’S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS PECK’S UNCLE IKE AND THE RED HEADED BOY PECK’S SUNSHINE PECK’S COMPENDIUM OF FUN HOW PRIVATE GEORGE W. PECK PUT DOWN THE REBELLION If you enjoy this volume, please search this ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more entries in the series, collecting great tales of adventure, mystery, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories, and much more. (Sort by publication date to see the most recent additions.)

Gork, the Teenage Dragon

Gork, the Teenage Dragon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1524732478
Author: Gabe Hudson
Publisher: Vintage
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Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson Book Resume:

A TODAY Show Summer Pick An Amazon Summer Beach Reads Pick A Barnes & Noble Best New Fiction of the Month Pick “Hilarious. . . . Gork is less Game of Thrones and more The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” —Rolling Stone “Delightful. . . . Gork satirically plumbs some of the same supervillain territory that forms the basis of recent films like Despicable Me.” —Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review “No good human won't love this dragon named Gork.” —Dave Eggers “Outrageous storytelling and soulful humor in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut."—Gary Shteyngart Gork isn’t like the other dragons at WarWings Military Academy. He has a gigantic heart, two-inch horns, and an occasional problem with fainting. His nickname is Weak Sauce and his Will to Power ranking is Snacklicious—the lowest in his class. But he is determined not to let any of this hold him back as he embarks on the most important mission of his life: tonight, on the eve of his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen. If she says yes, they'll go off to conquer a foreign planet together. If she says no, Gork becomes a slave. Vying with Jocks, Nerds, Mutants, and Multi-Dimensioners to find his mate, Gork encounters an unforgettable cast of friends and foes, including Dr. Terrible, the mad scientist; Fribby, a robot dragon obsessed with death; and Metheldra, a healer specializing in acupuncture with swords. But finally it is Gork's biggest perceived weakness, his huge heart, that will guide him through his epic quest and help him reach his ultimate destination: planet Earth. A love story, a fantasy, and a coming-of-age story, Gork the Teenage Dragon is a wildly comic, beautifully imagined, and deeply heartfelt debut novel that shows us just how human a dragon can be.

108 Metaphors for Mindfulness

108 Metaphors for Mindfulness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1614293996
Author: Arnie Kozak
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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108 Metaphors for Mindfulness by Arnie Kozak Book Resume:

From the author of Mindfulness A to Z! This engaging and accessible little book is filled with both humor and profound teaching. It presents 108 metaphors for mindfulness, meditation practice, the nature of the self, change, deep acceptance, and other related concepts that Dr. Kozak has cultivated over twenty-five years of meditating, practicing yoga, and working as a clinical psychologist. Metaphors are indispensable to understanding mindfulness, and to help deeply internalize it and make it a part of everyday life. These mentally catchy images can motivate us to practice, show us how and where to bring mindfulness to life in our personal experience, and help us employ powerful methods for transformation. This book was previously published under the title Wild Chicken and Petty Tyrants.