Tin Can Titans
By John Wukovits
When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 (Desron 21) to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, he chose the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war. But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them who won the battles. This is the story of Desron 21's heroic sailors whose battle history is the stuff of legend.Through diaries, personal interviews with survivors, and letters written to and by the crew during the war, John Wukovits brings to life the human story of the squadron and its men who bested the Japanese in the Pacific and helped take the war to Tokyo.
By Thomas M. Shapiro
Since the Great Recession, most Americans' standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But inequality's impact differs by race; African Americans' net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In our increasingly diverse nation, sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities-a dangerous combination he terms "toxic inequality." In Toxic Inequality, Shapiro reveals how these forces combine to trap families in place. Following nearly two hundred families of different races and income levels over a period of twelve years, Shapiro's research vividly documents the recession's toll on parents and children, the ways families use assets to manage crises and create opportunities, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty. The structure of our neighborhoods, workplaces, and tax code-much more than individual choices-push some forward and hold others back. A lack of assets, far more common in families of color, can often ruin parents' careful plans for themselves and their children.Toxic inequality may seem inexorable, but it is not inevitable. America's growing wealth gap and its yawning racial divide have been forged by history and preserved by policy, and only bold, race-conscious reforms can move us toward a more just society.
Time to Win
By Harry Brett
'The Godfather in Great Yarmouth' Ian Rankin'A winner on all counts' Megan AbbottWhen local crime boss Richard Goodwin is pulled from the river by his office it looks like suicide. But as his widow Tatiana feared, Rich collected enemies like poker chips, and half of Great Yarmouth's criminal fraternity would have had reason to kill him.Realising how little she knows about the man she married, Tatty seeks to uncover the truth about Rich's death and take over the reins of the family business, overseeing a waterfront casino deal Rich hoped would put Yarmouth on the map. Out of the shadows at last, it is Tatty's time now, and she isn't going to let Rich's brother, or anyone else, stand in her way. But an American has been in town asking the right people the wrong questions, more bodies turn up, along with a brutal new gang. The stakes have never been higher. With her family to protect, and a business to run, Tatty soon learns that power comes with a price . . .'Fearsomely good' Nicci French'A 21st century Long Good Friday' Tony Parsons'Taut and atmospheric' Eva Dolan'Gripping, compelling, original crime drama' Dreda Say Mitchell'Darkly brooding and atmospheric' M.J. McGrath'Time to Win redraws the landscape of British noir' Stav Sherez'A tour de force' William Ryan'I loved Time to Win' Julia Crouch
Tell Me It's Not True
By Ken McCoy
1914. Mining engineer Tommy Birch goes off to war, leaving his new wife Rita behind in Pontefract. On the front line, Tommy runs afoul of a German mine and is reported as missing, presumed deceased by his fellow soldiers. But Tommy isn't dead. Found behind enemy lines, wearing only a pair of boots stolen from a dead German, Tommy is picked up by the enemy who believe him to be one of their own. He spends weeks recuperating in a German military hospital, where he meets, and quickly falls in love with, a nurse named Anna Kohler who tends him back to health.Meanwhile, back in Pontefract, Rita is living with Tommy's family when she receives notification that Tommy has been killed in action. But his body still hasn't been found, and Rita never gives up hope that Tommy is out there somewhere, so great is her love for him. Will Rita ever be reunited with Tommy, or is she destined to spend a lifetime wondering if her husband is still alive?
By Victoria Munson
Find out about nature with these beautiful photographic introductions. Simple descriptions and fun facts help make it easy to identify common trees.Then get active and make the nature project at the back of the book.
By Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Follow the adventures of Sam (a zombie), Lin (a werewolf) and Danny (a demon) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell. In Talent Fright: Sam, Lin and Danny put on a show for the Hangem High School talent night. It's going to be a real show stopper...with eye-popping results!Talent Fright has been levelled at book band 7 Turquoise.Monsters Like Us is a series of funny, accessible stories set in a familiar setting that will really give readers a boost up. Perfect for use with younger children, struggling readers or EAL students in a guided setting, or with independent readers looking for a confidence-boosting quick read.This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of booksto get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Think Better, Live Better Journal
By Joel Osteen
The mind has incredible power over success or failure. In order to claim their destiny, people must start thinking about themselves the ways God does and tune into the positivity of life. In the THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER JOURNAL, readers will be challenged with daily readings, reflections, and thought-provoking questions leading them to record their observations about how God is erasing the thoughts that keep them down. This journal will help readers reprogram their minds with positive, confident thinking to reach a new level of victory.
By Leila Meacham
Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, is on the cusp of a high-stakes industrial revolution, where there are fortunes to be made, futures to be secured, and integrity to be tested. It will leave some people destitute in its wake, while elevating others to near godlike status.In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the bright and privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas.Before long, changes sweep the state, and the titans of industry must adapt swiftly or fall by the wayside. While their powerful families vie for supremacy in this new world, Samantha and Nathan's inexplicable connection--rooted in family secrets and shame--drives the narrative compulsively forward as they love, lose, and betray. In this grand yet intimate novel, Meacham once again delivers a heartfelt, big-canvas story full of surprising twists and deep emotional resonance.
By James Rosebush
Peeling back layers of Reagan to explore his outsized values and character, Rosebush relies on what Reagan revealed to him personally, and observations while working and traveling the world with him. According to Rosebush, Reagan's story is best told when focused on the fundamental belief systems that gave way to his strategies, how he came by them, and how he created and delivered foreign and domestic policy based on them...and thereby changed history. Focusing on qualities that made him a great leader, Rosebush helps readers understand the roots of Reagan's leadership and astounding communication skills, so that we might apply them to global challenges confronting our world today.
Today I Am...
By Carmen Warrington
From the author of popular affirmations handbook TODAY I WILL... comes this book of inspiration to use in daily life.Each page is an invitation to appreciate the richness of your inner world in all its colours, shades and contrasts. Contemplate any page to feed your soul and nurture your spirituality. To know yourself is to know the greatest secret of all - embark on a journey of self-discovery with TODAY I AM...
By Heidi McLaughlin
EVERY GAME HAS RULES. HE'S ABOUT TO BREAK THEM . . .Since becoming a major league baseball player, I've learned a few hard lessons. Like never give out your home address on social media (sorry, Mom). Never shoot your mouth off without thinking . . . and never, ever let your personal life interfere with your game. But then I saw her -sitting alone behind the enemy dugout, watching me -and I just had to meet this girl.Now I know that Daisy Robinson has her secrets, but there's something about her that drives me crazy. Maybe it's her innocence, her absolutely amazing knowledge of baseball, or just the fact that she is so unbelievably beautiful. I have to take it slow. Prove to her that the rumors about me are just that - rumors. Daisy might be my ultimate lifetime win. . . if I don't get hit by the curveball that's coming my way.
Too Hard to Forget
By Tessa Bailey
Personal shopper to San Diego's elite and a celebrated pageant beauty, Peggy has been engaged four times in three years, calling off the wedding in a panic each time. And yes, she certainly did keep the rings, thank you very much. Her only request on this family road trip is to make a quick detour through Cincinnati. Just a quick stop at her alma matter to remind head football coach, Elliot Brooks, what he walked away from following one sweaty, desperate night her senior year.Coach Elliot Brooks has exactly one weakness--Peggy Clarkson--and she graduated three years ago, leaving him in peace to focus on winning championships. But when she saunters out onto his field, hotter than any memory, Elliot knows he's been fooling himself. Peggy will never leave his system, but the roots she planted will only grow deeper if he gives in to the temptation she embodies with every swish of her hips. What does a woman like her want with an uptight divorcee whose only failure consisted of being in a relationship? And what happens when his attempts to convince her they're doomed from the outset...finally work?
By Michael Savage
The "Godfather of Trumpmania," Michael Savage, examines the initial appointments, speeches, tweets and history of Donald Trump and offers his insights and analysis. The man many consider to be the determining factor in driving Trump over the finish line by motivating millions of undecideds and the "Deplorables," who would have otherwise sat out the election, provides a crucial first look at the early direction of the Trump presidency.Savage has waged a twenty-five year war on the radio to save America's borders, language and culture from a progressive onslaught that is already turning Europe into a socialist, multiculturalist nightmare, where violent gangs of radical Islamic refugees terrorize defenseless citizens on a daily basis.While most in the chattering classes around the world dismissed Trump's campaign, conservative radio icon Dr. Michael Savage championed Trump's platform and helped him galvanize the support of disaffected middle Americans left behind by the globalist central planners in their distant capitol.Savage's army of listeners on The Savage Nation was instrumental in electing Donald Trump to take the fight to Washington. But electoral victory was only the beginning. Trump now has an even bigger challenge in delivering on the promises he made to millions of American voters.He faces relentless opposition from special interests in both parties who stand to lose trillions if Trump's America First policies become the law of the land.Dr. Michael Savage has been on the front line of this fight for decades and knows what Trump and his administration are up against. He lays out a path to victory for the new, conservative American revolutionaries in Trump's War.
To the Finish Line
By Chrissie Wellington
Being mentored by Chrissie Wellington would be a dream for any triathlete. In To The Finish Line Chrissie presents her distilled wisdom, hard-won over the course of her extraordinary career, to give all triathletes the chance to learn from the very best.Chrissie writes with emotional honesty, and her warmth and sense of humour also shine through. She speaks frankly about her own experiences - both good and bad - from her career. Such stories will be a source of great inspiration to readers.The book will also be an invaluable practical resource for triathletes. It contains a significant amount of easily-applicable advice on subjects ranging from training tips through to mental strength, transition techniques and nutrition.
Tiny Blessings: For All Seasons
By Amy Parker, Sarah Walsh
Tiny Blessings: For All Seasons is a sweet, simple book for teaching babies and toddlers how to count their blessings every day. The soothing and minimal text and beautiful illustrations will fill young children's minds with positive thoughts and will encourage them to appreciate life's special gifts no matter if it be winter, spring, summer, or fall. Babies and toddlers will see the importance of counting their blessings during each season and will learn to give thanks all year round. Parents and little ones will love sitting down together with this warm, joyful book, which is sure to become a perennial favorite in many homes.
Tiny Blessings: For My Family
By Amy Parker, Sarah Walsh
Tiny Blessings: For My Family is a sweet, simple book for teaching babies and toddlers how to count their blessings every day. The soothing and minimal text and beautiful illustrations will fill young children's minds with positive thoughts and will encourage them to appreciate life's special gifts - especially the gift of family. Whether it be Mom, Dad, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or siblings, babies and toddlers will see the importance of having family around them and will learn to give thanks for those who are integral in their lives. Parents and little ones will love sitting down together with this warm, joyful book, which is sure to become a perennial favorite in many homes.
The Tequila Mockingbird Kit
By Tim Federle
In his bestselling book Tequila Mockingbird, Tim Federle combines delicious cocktail recipes with beloved classic novels and witty humor. Existing readers, newcomers, and drink enthusiasts of every persuasion will love this clever, portable kit, which includes 15 cocktail recipe cards (plus five cards with tips for perfect drinks every time), a stainless steel bartender's jigger, and 4 cocktail stirring sticks
By Tana French
The masterful Richard & Judy pick, from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Winner of the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year.'One of the best crime writers working today' GuardianThe case that will make Detective Antoinette Conway's murder squad career. Or break it.'Its single voice is brilliantly sustained' Sunday TimesThere's the murder squad you set your sights on at the beginning: the one where you're playing knife-edge mind-games with psychopathic geniuses. And there's the one you actually work on. The night shifts. The vicious pranks that go too far. Sifting the dregs for the case that might just be special.'A series from this side of the Atlantic [to] rival the best of the Americans' Sunday ExpressTonight's case isn't it. Uniforms call it in as a slam-dunk domestic. Except when Conway takes a good look at the victim's face, she realises she's seen her somewhere before. And she knows there's a different answer. And it takes her breath away.'A beautifully wrought murder mystery' Mail on SundayThis is the case she imagined. Precision-cut and savage, lithe and momentous.
This Must Be the Place: Costa Award Shortlisted 2016
By Maggie O'Farrell
A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARDA top-ten bestseller, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE by Maggie O'Farrell crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage. 'A complex, riveting novel of love and hope that grips at the heart' The Sunday TimesA reclusive ex-film star living in the wilds of Ireland, Claudette Wells is a woman whose first instinct, when a stranger approaches her home, is to reach for her shotgun. Why is she so fiercely protective of her family, and what made her walk out of her cinematic career when she had the whole world at her feet?Her husband Daniel, reeling from a discovery about a woman he last saw twenty years ago, is about to make an exit of his own. It is a journey that will send him off-course, far away from the life he and Claudette have made together. Will their love for one another be enough to bring Daniel back home?
By Sebastien de Castell
The Greatcoats are back: 'first-rate fiction, first rate adventure, first rate full stop,' says Sunday Times bestseller Conn Iggulden, 'a one-in-a-million series' (Fantasy-Faction), 'a gripping read with genuine emotion and excitement' (Mark Lawrence).Would you - could you? - uphold the law at the cost of those you love?Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, is on the brink of fulfilling his dead King's dream: Aline is about to take the throne and restore the rule of law once and for all.But for the Greatcoats, nothing is ever that simple. In neighbouring Avares, an enigmatic new warlord is uniting the barbarian armies and even worse, he is rumoured to have a new ally: Falcio's old nemesis Trin. With the armies of Avares at her back, she'll be unstoppable.Falcio, Kest and Brasti go racing north to stop her, but in those cold, treacherous climes they discover something altogether different - and far more dangerous: a new player plans to take the throne of Tristia, and the Greatcoats, for all their determination and skill, may not be able to stop him.