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William Langewiesche - Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson

On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane’s pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, managed to glide it to amore...On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane’s pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, managed to glide it to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the “Miracle on the Hudson,” and Captain Sully was the hero. But how much of the success of this dramatic landing can actually be credited to the genius of the pilot? To what extent is the “miracle” on the Hudson the result of extraordinary—but not widely known, and in some cases quite controversial—advances in aviation and computer technology over the past twenty years? In Fly by Wire, one of America’s greatest journalists takes us on a strange and unexpected journey into the fascinating world of advanced aviation. From the testing laboratories where engineers struggle to build a jet engine that can systematically resist bird attacks, through the creation of the A320 in France, to the political and social forces that have sought to minimize the impact of the revolutionary fly-by-wire technology, William Langewiesche assembles the untold stories necessary to truly understand the“miracle” on the Hudson, and makes us question our assumptions about human beings inmodern aviation.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published:
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0374157189

Susan Furlong - Peaches and Scream (A Georgia Peach Mystery)

In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill,more...In the first Georgia Peach Mystery, when murder threatens her family’s orchard, Nola Harper is ready to pick out the killer and preserve the farm’s reputation…To help run the family peach farm during her parents’ absence, Nola Harper returns to her childhood home of Cays Mill, Georgia, and soon discovers that things back at the farm aren’t exactly peachy. A poor harvest and rising costs are threatening to ruin the Harpers’ livelihood, and small-town gossip is spreading like blight thanks to Nola’s juicy reputation as a wild teenager way back when. But Nola really finds herself in the pits when she stumbles upon a local businessman murdered among the peach trees.With suspicions and family tensions heating up faster than a cobbler in the oven, this sweet Georgia peach will have to prune through a list of murder suspects—before she too becomes ripe for the killer’s picking…INCLUDES RECIPES

Publisher: Berkley
Published:
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0425278387

Emma Straub - Modern Lovers

“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends frommore...“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college— and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in.Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring.Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed.Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions—be they food, or friendship, or music—never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published:
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1594634688
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Aiden James - Victory of Coins (The Judas Chronicles) (Volume 7)

***Actual print length is 221 pages*** In the FINAL CHAPTER of the Judas Chronicles, William Barrow (aka Judas Iscariot) is faced with one of the most important decisions of his two thousand year stay on Earth.... Should he leave well enough alone and seek a quiet retirement, having retrieved themore...***Actual print length is 221 pages*** In the FINAL CHAPTER of the Judas Chronicles, William Barrow (aka Judas Iscariot) is faced with one of the most important decisions of his two thousand year stay on Earth.... Should he leave well enough alone and seek a quiet retirement, having retrieved the first twenty-eight of the original thirty coins of silver paid to him for betraying Jesus Christ? Or should he press on to recover the last two shekels, and find out if it is enough to redeem his soul before Almighty God? The temptation to delay the inevitable is quite alluring--especially since it comes with the promise of a 'new' life with Beatrice--one that includes Roderick, Amy, Cedric, and Jeremy as they build a meaningful existence after the tragedy in New Orleans sixteen months earlier. The potential of decades--or even centuries--of unfettered happiness is quite real, given the perpetual youth they all enjoy. But after Viktor Kaslow returns to William's world, the permanence of such a blissful existence becomes precarious at best. Kaslow, now the ruler of an ancient demonic realm, relies on the ultimate wickedness to force William back into the coin collecting game. Tragedy again serves as a catalyst that fuels a grueling race across four continents to track down the 'capstone' of the collection: The Damascus Coin. To reach this ultimate prize, William and his companions must survive a host of new deadly obstacles. A society of immortals watch with keen interest from the sidelines, as the ruthless Russian and forlorn Disciple of Christ square off for the last time. Will the joy of salvation or eternal damnation await William, long hated as Judas? It all depends on what transpires in Victory of Coins.... Acclaim for the novels of Aiden James: "The intense writing style of Aiden James kept my eyes glued to the story and the pages seemed to fly by at warp speed. ...Twists, turns, and surprises pop up at random times to keep the reader off balance. It all blends together to create one of the best stories I have read all year." --Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Devil's Paradise" "Aiden James has written a deeply psychological, gripping tale that keeps the readers hooked from page one." --Bookfinds review for "The Forgotten Eden" "Aiden James writing style flows very easily and I found that "Cades Cove" snowballed into a very gripping tale. Clearly the strengths in the piece were as the spirit's interaction became prevalent with the family... The Indian lore and ceremonies and the flashbacks to Allie Mae's (earthly) demise were very powerful. I think those aspects separated the work from what we've seen before in horror and ghost tales." --Evelyn Klebert, author of "A Ghost of a Chance" and "Dragonflies" "Aiden James has a keen eye for detail and an uncanny knack for scaring the hell out of me. We are watching a master at work. "The Raven Mocker" is a nearly perfect thriller. Ghost stories don't get any better than this." --J.R. Rain, Bestselling author of the "Vampire for Hire" series "As with the previous titles I have read by this author, I found the author's writing style to be silky smooth and the main plot line to be extremely creative. The fertile imagination of Aiden James definitely knows what today's readers want to see in their stories." --Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews for "The Vampires' Last Lover"

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: Jan 28, 2015
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1507772408

Amelia C. Gormley - Risk Aware by Amelia C. Gormley (2016-03-29)

Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1813

Ann Elizabeth Cree - A Bargain with Fate (Historical Romance S.)

Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon
Published: Jan 1, 1998
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0263812367

Ann M. Martin - Me and Katie (The Pest)

Wendy struggles to adjust to life with her occasionally irritating younger sister.

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Published: Feb 1, 1990
ISBN: 059043618X

Chrysoula Tzavelas - Matchbox Girls (Senyaza Series Book 1)

For a thousand years, the half-breed nephilim have kept the angels and Fallen from meddling in the world. And the angels would do anything to change that. Destroy cities. Turn oceans to blood. Raise the dead. Sacrificing two powerful little girls should be easy.

Except... the two little
more...For a thousand years, the half-breed nephilim have kept the angels and Fallen from meddling in the world. And the angels would do anything to change that. Destroy cities. Turn oceans to blood. Raise the dead. Sacrificing two powerful little girls should be easy.

Except... the two little girls are protected by one mortal woman.

Haunted by visions of catastrophe and crippling anxiety attacks, Marley Claviger has never heard of any celestial cold war. But when the twin daughters of a friend come to her for help, she will do whatever it takes to save them. Even if it means working with Fallen, discovering the nephilim, and facing the source of her power.


Publisher: dreamfarmer press
Published: Mar 29, 2015
Pages: 324

Harvey Click - Demon Frenzy (Demon Frenzy Series Book 1)

Sometimes going home again is a lot like going to hell.

Searching for her lost brother, Amy Jackson returns to her isolated hometown in the Appalachian Mountains. But Blackwood has changed. Now it’s run by a mysterious drug lord who has something more lethal than guns to protect him.
more...Sometimes going home again is a lot like going to hell.

Searching for her lost brother, Amy Jackson returns to her isolated hometown in the Appalachian Mountains. But Blackwood has changed. Now it’s run by a mysterious drug lord who has something more lethal than guns to protect him. He has demons—more vicious, venomous demons than even Hieronymus Bosch ever dreamed of—and after Amy witnesses an unspeakable atrocity he unleashes all the frenzied furies of hell against her. Soon she is stalked by snakewalkers, herky-jerkies, toadfaces, listeners, harpies, centicreepers, and the sinister crying man, who weeps while he torments his victims.


Published: Sep 4, 2014
Pages: 236

Isaac Hooke - Clandestine (Ethan Galaal Book 1)

Officially, Ethan Galaal doesn't exist.

Very few people can do what he does and do it well. Maybe a handful in the entire world.

As the DIA's most valuable undercover operative, his missions span multiple roles that blur the lines between case officer, private
more...Officially, Ethan Galaal doesn't exist.

Very few people can do what he does and do it well. Maybe a handful in the entire world.

As the DIA's most valuable undercover operative, his missions span multiple roles that blur the lines between case officer, private investigator, kidnapper and assassin.

His specialty is that frothing cesspit of war and tyranny known as the Middle East. He has been sent to gather intel on the latest threat in the region: the Islamic State. Posing as a Saudi Arabian jihadist, he gains entry into the brutal regime, but it will take all his cunning and mental fortitude to survive. One mistake, one slip of the tongue, and he is as good as dead.

As he descends deeper into the morally reprehensible heart of the Islamic State, surrounded by enemies and unable to leave, Ethan wonders if the operation was a mistake.

When he meets the beautiful yet mysterious Alzena, the repressed neighbor of one of his targets, Ethan must decide if he will risk everything to get her out.

And he thought the mission was difficult before...


Published: Mar 29, 2015
Pages: 338

Larry Huntsperger - The Fisherman: A Novel

Few New Testament characters are as fascinating as Simon Barjona, the man called Petera reluctant disciple who changed the face of Christianity. For more than twenty-five years, author and pastor Larry Huntsperger has spent hundreds of hours studying New Testament documents in preparation for writingmore...Few New Testament characters are as fascinating as Simon Barjona, the man called Petera reluctant disciple who changed the face of Christianity. For more than twenty-five years, author and pastor Larry Huntsperger has spent hundreds of hours studying New Testament documents in preparation for writing this fictional first person account of the life of this enigmatic disciple. The result is a novel that faithfully follows Scripture while offering a powerful, fresh narration of the story of one of Christianity's greatest men. In the fastpaced chapters of The Fisherman, readers will relive Peter's initial resistance to the pull he feels toward Jesus and his ministry. They'll walk with Peter alongside Jesus through the events of the Gospels and catch intimate glimpses of the disciples' personalities. They'll even "feel" the dust on the roads as familiar stories are transformed into original, spellbinding accounts from Peter's life. This fascinating novel will help readers "to see the Master as a man. For, if we cannot see him correctly as man, we have no hope of understanding him correctly as our God."

Publisher: Revell
Published: Feb 1, 2003
Pages: 253
ISBN: 0800758447

Katherine Holubitsky - The Big Snapper (Orca Young Readers) by Katherine Holubitsky (2006-09-01)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Published: Jan 1, 1863

Michael Stephen Fuchs - Arisen : Genesis

In the dark heart of the Horn of Africa, our shadow wars rage.But beneath the violence and terror, a bio-engineered serial killer lurks.Come back in time with ARISEN and live through the beginning of the end of the world...The Horn of Africa, place of various madness and horror – home to depravedmore...In the dark heart of the Horn of Africa, our shadow wars rage.But beneath the violence and terror, a bio-engineered serial killer lurks.Come back in time with ARISEN and live through the beginning of the end of the world...The Horn of Africa, place of various madness and horror – home to depraved warlords, Islamist militias, famine, drought... and regular outbreaks of killer viruses.Tucked away in a high-tech Tactical Operations Center, inside an isolated safehouse in Somalia, sits Agency analyst Zack Altringham. He is Kenyan-born, Princeton-educated, badly burnt-out – and condemned by his language and cultural skills to a lifetime of fighting America's shadow counter-terror wars. But a threat many times worse than any suicide bombing lurks in the corner of Zack's tortured consciousness – just as it lurks out in the lawless bush of Somaliland. And when another mystery epidemic breaks out, Zack must find out if it is connected to a bio-terror plot he believed he thwarted years ago...But, terrifyingly quickly, the epidemic reaches a tipping point and chaos descends – and Zack and his team (including two former Team Six SEALs) are trapped between the millstones of the sick and the dying on one side, and heavily armed militias on the other. Soon their “safe” house is in flames, and their only remaining option is to get in their up-armored SUV and try to escape the imploding gravity well of the city, to the safety of the American military base in Djibouti. But by then, will there be anywhere safe left on Earth to escape to?Come back in time with the ARISEN prequel and live through the beginning of the end of the world. Nothing will ever look the same again.

Publisher: Complete & Total Asskicking Books
Published: Dec 13, 2012
Pages: 174

Michael Stephen Fuchs - ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood

Readers call the ARISEN series: "by far the best damn series of books ever written" ... "the master class of this genre" ... "Fast moving and exciting as hell with a ton of humanity to make you tear up" ... "Absolute thrill ride. Best in this genre by far" ...more...Readers call the ARISEN series: "by far the best damn series of books ever written" ... "the master class of this genre" ... "Fast moving and exciting as hell with a ton of humanity to make you tear up" ... "Absolute thrill ride. Best in this genre by far" ... "Blows World War Z out of the water" ... "a knock down drag out kick ass read - the best ZA book series around, period" ... "terrifying, heroic, and tragic" ... "totally stunning in its originality" ... "thoroughly engrossing, taking you on a wild ride through utter devastation" ... "the best I have ever read in apocalypse fiction of any kind" ... "Riveting. Full of horror and beauty" ... "a jet-pack-strapped-to-your-back thrilling journey of the most epic proportions" ... "The only downside is that each book is not 10,000 pages."ARISEN, Book Ten - The Flood is now an Amazon Top 100 overall bestseller (#62) as well as #1 in War and Military and #2 in Dystopian.LONDON UNDER SIEGEWith the tide of dead lapping at the walls of London, Major Jameson must decide whether to roll the dice and lead One Troop on a desperate mission into the fallen Russian Empire, to retrieve a designer pathogen so lethal it even kills the dead...CHAOS ON SHOREMiles over his head and on the precipice of failure and extinction, Wesley must lead an overmatched and under-equipped shore team through biblical fire and flood, to salvage any hope of completing the vaccine in time to save humanity...AFRICA DEVOURSOn their final mission, a unified Alpha team fights for the ultimate fate of the world - and for their very survival, trapped at ground zero of the fall of Man, inundated by a deluge of never-before-imagined threats, and knowing that failure in their mission means extinction for the species...Desperation. Heroism. Survival.THE FLOODARISENHope Never Dies

Publisher: Complete & Total Asskicking Books
Published: Oct 19, 2015
Pages: 400

Michael Stephen Fuchs - Arisen, Book Nine - Cataclysm

Readers call the ARISEN series: "A hundred mile an hour thrill ride" ... "breathtaking - absolutely fantastic action" ... "the most exhilarating military zombie series there is" ... "Amazing and heart-wrenching at the same time - the characters feel likemore...Readers call the ARISEN series: "A hundred mile an hour thrill ride" ... "breathtaking - absolutely fantastic action" ... "the most exhilarating military zombie series there is" ... "Amazing and heart-wrenching at the same time - the characters feel like family" ... "Perhaps the best in this genre on the planet... and I've read most. You would be hard pressed to find a more thrilling ride" ... "Beyond good - pure action, beginning to end" ... "the fastest, scariest, most spine-tingling, adrenaline-pumping roller-coaster ride of a lifetime" ... "Truly incredible storyweaving" ... "Hands down THE BEST zombie series, nay, dare I say BOOK series, I have ever read" ... "You feel like the explosions are going off beside your head" ... "you never know what the hell is coming at you next" ... "Every time I think it cannot get any better, BAM!" ... "the excitement and intricacy blew my mind" ... "Wild ride. Buy your ticket."ARISEN Hope Never Dies.This is the end game - and it's not going well.The battle to keep the undead tide from the walls of London is lost. Africa is a deadly hall of mirrors, leaving Alpha team riven with dissension and doubt. And the one man who might save the world is crashing to Earth half a world away. Only our greatest warriors can walk through this fire.Betrayal. Chaos. Courage.CATACLYSM

Publisher: Complete & Total Asskicking Books
Published: Sep 28, 2015
Pages: 284

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