His Very Best by Jonathan Alter

His Very Best
  • Author : Jonathan Alter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781501125553

From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the

Alfie and His Very Best Friend by Shirley Hughes

Alfie And His Very Best Friend
  • Author : Shirley Hughes
  • Publisher : Red Fox
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Categories : JUVENILE FICTION
  • ISBN : 1782955852

Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of Dogger.

In His Very Steps by Charles J. Williams, Jr.

In His Very Steps
  • Author : Charles J. Williams, Jr.
  • Publisher : Charles Williams
  • Release Date : 2011-11-05
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781463786892

Everyone thought someone was doing what needed to be done to help the poor and needy, but people were slipping through the cracks. A mother and her children are overlooked, and a child dies.Written for those who believe the Bible is the ultimate authority in all issues of life, this group of Christians feel they totally blew it by replacing God's written instructions with the status quo. Wanting to not make that mistake again, the Reverend Jim Harter leads a faithful few to embark on a one-year Bible study to ensure they apply Christ's model of faith and obedience in all matters of faith, life, business, and love. Sound impossible? It will be without the Holy Spirit's help and a simple question to guide them, “What does the Bible say?” -- but not everyone is happy with the changes.Ten years in the making and reflective of much of the author's 17 years as a Southern Baptist Pastor, In His Very Steps is a new Christian fiction series emphasizing seven disciplines around the disciples cross: obedience, witnessing, prayer, worship, fellowship, service, and discipleship. In "What Does the Bible Say?" Dr. Williams applies conservative theology and years of evangelical ministry to address ripped-out-of-the-headlines topics: evolution, professional ethics, pre-marital sex, contemporary theology, social responsibility, Christian division, Christianity and politics, and more.The stunning ending will leave you rejoicing while considering how wonderful the world could be if people lived by God's precepts instead of mankind's good-boy guidelines. In reality, living in the very steps of Jesus is not only possible but it is a promised, future reality (Rev 21).

The Center Holds by Jonathan Alter

The Center Holds
  • Author : Jonathan Alter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-06-04
  • Categories : Political Science
  • ISBN : 9781451646108

From the bestselling author of The Promise, the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. 2012 offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract dating back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to tilt the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back to the center. In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter produces the first full account of America at the crossroads. With exclusive reporting and rare historical insight, he pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of big data. He tells the epic story of an embattled president fighting back with the first campaign of the Digital Age. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama’s highs and lows, from the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his unexpected run-ins with black and Latino activists. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from “Obama Derangement Syndrome.” Alter takes us inside Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s Boston campaign as well as Obama’s disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama’s analytics geeks working out of “The Cave” and the man who secretly videotaped Romney’s infamous comments on the “47 percent.” The Center Holds will deepen our understanding of the Obama

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Alexander And The Terrible  Horrible  No Good  Very Bad Day
  • Author : Judith Viorst
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Categories : Juvenile Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781416985952

On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

The Promise by Jonathan Alter

The Promise
  • Author : Jonathan Alter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-18
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 1439154082

Barack Obama’s inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of "Change We Can Believe In" was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening war in Afghanistan, and an entrenched and deeply partisan system of business as usual in Washington. Despite all the coverage, the backstory of Obama’s historic first year in office has until now remained a mystery. In The Promise: President Obama, Year One, Jonathan Alter, one of the country’s most respected journalists and historians, uses his unique access to the White House to produce the first inside look at Obama’s difficult debut. What happened in 2009 inside the Oval Office? What worked and what failed? What is the president really like on the job and off-hours, using what his best friend called "a Rubik’s Cube in his brain"? These questions are answered here for the first time. We see how a surprisingly cunning Obama took effective charge in Washington several weeks before his election, made trillion-dollar decisions on the stimulus and budget before he was inaugurated, engineered colossally unpopular bailouts of the banking and auto sectors, and escalated a treacherous war not long after settling into office. The Promise is a fast-paced and incisive narrative of a young risk-taking president carving his own path amid sky-high expectations and surging joblessness. Alter reveals that it was Obama alone—"feeling lucky"—who insisted on pushing major health care reform over the objections of his vice president and top advisors, including his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who admitted that "I begged him not to do this." Alter takes the reader inside the room as Obama prevents a fistfight involving a congressman, coldly reprimands the military brass for insubordination, crashes the key meeting at the Copenhagen Climate Change conference, and realizes that a Senate candidate’s gaffe about ba

Topper s Very Best Hat by Pat Verbal

Topper S Very Best Hat
  • Author : Pat Verbal
  • Publisher : Kindred Productions
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 0921788436

The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told by Jay Cassell

The Best Hunting Stories Ever Told
  • Author : Jay Cassell
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Categories : Antiques & Collectibles
  • ISBN : 9781616080570

Top hunters and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

The Defining Moment by Jonathan Alter

The Defining Moment
  • Author : Jonathan Alter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2007-05-08
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780743246019

An analysis of the four-term president's famous "fear itself" speech evaluates how FDR transformed his office and revitalized American morale throughout the first 100 days of his presidency, in an account that cites the contributions of his family members, advisors, and fellow polio survivors. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Broken Identity by Ashley Williams

Broken Identity
  • Author : Ashley Williams
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780768489507

Drake Pearson, a narrow-minded 18-year-old barely enduring Missouri’s heat, is tired of feeling empty. Living conditions are about as cozy as a cardboard box, on account of his alcoholic father who can find nothing better to do than argue relentlessly with him. When Drake thinks he can’t take another blow, he is reminded daily of his mom who vanished twelve years ago. And now there’s a dead body. After a terrible accident turns into a protected secret, a twisted string of events brings Drake miles away from home to an elderly man’s front door. Every promising opportunity also brings new doubts and temptations to run away—this time for good. When the secret he has kept locked away threatens to reveal itself, Drake knows he must shield it with his very life, even if the love he has been shown undeservingly is about to be destroyed.

His Very Convenient Bride by Sophie Pembroke

His Very Convenient Bride
  • Author : Sophie Pembroke
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781460344705

From bridesmaid to bride… Stepping into her sister's place at the altar beside gorgeous tycoon Flynn Ashton, Helena Morrison hopes saying ''I do" and uniting their two families will finally be enough to redeem her in her father's eyes. It has nothing to do with the fact that she's always held a special place in her heart for her childhood crush! But after embarking on the perfect Tuscan honeymoon, their paper marriage dissolves to ash as an unexpected heat flares between them… Dare Helena dream that this convenient marriage could be the fresh start they've both been searching for?

His Very Own Baby by Rebecca Winters

His Very Own Baby
  • Author : Rebecca Winters
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781426878114


Submission by Michel Houellebecq

  • Author : Michel Houellebecq
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2015-10-20
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9780374714482

A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous literary figure Paris, 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the Sorbonne and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century "decadent" author. But François's own decadence is considerably smaller in scale. He sleeps with his students, eats microwave dinners, reads the classics, queues up YouPorn. Meanwhile, it's election season. And although Francois feels "about as politicized as a hand towel," things are getting pretty interesting. In an alliance with the socialists, France's new Islamic party sweeps to power. Islamic law comes into force. Women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged, and Francois is offered an irresistible academic advancement--on condition that he convert to Islam. Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker has said of this novel that "Houellebecq is not merely a satirist but--more unusually--a sincere satirist, genuinely saddened by the absurdities of history and the madnesses of mankind." Michel Houellebecq's Submission may be satirical and melancholic, but it is also hilarious; a comic masterpiece by one of France's great novelists.

Under His Very Windows by Susan Zuccotti

Under His Very Windows
  • Author : Susan Zuccotti
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Categories : History
  • ISBN : 0300093101

What did Pius XII do to aid Jews during World War II? This is an examination of efforts on behalf of Jews in Italy, the country where the pope was in a position to be most helpful. It finds that despite a persistent myth to the contrary, Pius and his assistants at the Vatican did very little.

Dark Mountain by Robert Allen Michael

Dark Mountain
  • Author : Robert Allen Michael
  • Publisher : Robert Michael
  • Release Date : 2012-04-11
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781475179286

While hiking on a lonely mountain in Arkansas, Jacob Barclay finds a cabin with a terrible secret. Sheriff Billy Joe Shoemaker discovers that his small, backwoods town may hold more danger than he ever imagined. Molly Carothers, lost in a sea of woods, starving and scared, believes she has found a guardian angel to free her. Brian Carothers, haunted by his family's heritage, struggles with his sanity. Victor Carothers sees his power increase. As his appetites are sated, he oils his guns and plots his next victim. The lives of the town of Bexton, Arkansas depend upon Jacob, the strange Yankee seeking adventure and solace. Jacob finds he is faced with a struggling faith, and the realization that sometimes evil runs in the family.

The Tracks of His Tears by Lucy Dennis

The Tracks Of His Tears
  • Author : Lucy Dennis
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-10-14
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781465367341

The news hit her in the face like an old frying pan. She did not know what to do when her cousin gave the particulars surrounding her brothers death. A brother she never set eyes on. A brother her father deliberately did not tell her about. After days and days of reading upon his trial, she grew angry about the truth, he was hanged for a crime he did not commit! Her great annoyance heightened when evidence of his innocence fell into her lap with one telephone call. An email she received was more proof that Herman Perry Dennis Jr. was framed for the murder of Ruth Farnsworth. She remembered her father and his struggle with alcoholism. She also remembered his intelligence and how people marveled at it, yet she never understood why it was impossible for him to go a day without drinking. After she listened to her cousin describe his ghastly nightmare, she finally understood. Herman P. Dennis Jr. was an upright young man, who appreciated his Blackness and was proud of it. He was very intelligent and joining the Air Force in the 1940s was proof of it. In his walk during his enlistment, he tackled with racism. He spoke and wrote about it. The beautiful young lady was killed, but not by the hands of Herman P. Dennis Jr.. Black men, by definition of Whites in those days, desired White women so much, until they would go to any length to have one, so with rape came a lynching. It did not matter if the person was guilty, someone had to pay. The town of Rosewood Florida came to mind when she began writing about her brother.

The One Year Devos for Teens 2 by Susie Shellenberger

The One Year Devos For Teens 2
  • Author : Susie Shellenberger
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-09-09
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1414301812

Readings for each day of the year, accompanied by references to related Bible verses, are designed to help teenagers make good choices in their daily lives.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty First Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois

The Year S Best Science Fiction  Twenty First Annual Collection
  • Author : Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Categories : Fiction
  • ISBN : 9781429903844

The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Essay on the Utility of Collecting the Best Works of the Ancient Engravers of the Italian School by George Cumberland

Essay On The Utility Of Collecting The Best Works Of The Ancient Engravers Of The Italian School
  • Author : George Cumberland
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1827
  • Categories : Engraving, Italian
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101074350826

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told by Nick Lyons

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told
  • Author : Nick Lyons
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Categories : Nature
  • ISBN : 9781616080563

Top fishermen and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!