Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack
This “riveting” (Los Angeles Times), “crackerjack read” (Smithsonian) turns the lead-up to the most infamous day in American history into a ticking time-bomb thriller. Never before has a story you thought you knew proven so impossible to put down.In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals composed the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger—but they wrote it too vaguely. They thought precautions were being taken, but never checked to be sure. In a small office at Pearl Harbor, overlooking the battleships, the commander of the Pacific Fleet tried to assess whether the threat was real. His intelligence had lost track of Japan’s biggest aircraft carriers, but assumed they were resting in a port far away. Besides, the admiral thought Pearl was too shallow for torpedoes; he never even put up a barrier. As he fretted, a Japanese spy was counting warships in the harbor and reporting to Tokyo. There were false assumptions and racist ones, misunderstandings, infighting, and clashes between egos. Through remarkable characters and impeccable details, Pulitzer Prize–winner Steve Twomey shows how careless decisions and blinkered beliefs gave birth to colossal failure. But he tells the story with compassion and a wise understanding of why pe...
Down for the Count (Dare Me)
Truth or dare... When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception-hall closet with her bridesmaid, she's saved by her best friend's older brother - childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen's solution to her problem is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can't promise anything beyond today...or TKO? Galen had been counting on Lacey's wedding to put her out of reach - and out of his mind - once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey's embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey's resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.
Down on the North Fork: A Novel of the Virginia Hills
When Reuben Taylor came home to the hills of Southwest Virginia after fighting in the Great War, he settled down with his wife Louise and baby daughter Shirley on a farm at the foot of Clinch Mountain, and ran the local newspaper with his good buddy Raymond. But more adventures awaited them as America entered the turbulent decades of the 1920's and 1930's. Reuben has to fight racism and intolerance in his hometown and corruption and temptation in the big city when he runs for the state House. Louise dares to do something that no woman in Jefferson County has ever done before. Shirley grows from a little girl to a young woman, along with her friends Annie, Ruby, and Tommy Kestner, even as the shadow of the Second World War begins to loom over them. Change is all around, but will the Taylor family make it through the Roaring 20's and the Great Depression and realize their dreams?Richard A. Counts is an attorney in Hazard, Kentucky and grew up in Abingdon, Virginia. He has always been interested in the history of Appalachia and was able to draw on a lot of family stories and traditions in the writing of this novel. He hopes that this book will illustrate some of the challenges our ancestors went through and show that in some ways their times were not all that different from...
Down on the Farm 1,2,3: A Farm Counting Book (1,2,3... Count With Me)
Young readers will build counting skills and content knowledge with these delightful counting books! Each book increases number familiarity and counting skills, while also introducing fun facts about popular early childhood topics. Each spread clearly displays the featured number, plus photos to depict that number of objects. Simple text and high-impact photos develop basic math skills. Introduces pigs, horses, chicks, and other objects around the farm, while teaching the concept of counting to ten.
Sea of Greed (The NUMA Files Book 14)
The world's oil supply is vanishing, the stock market is plummeting, and the key to saving the future seems to be a baffling historical mystery. Can the NUMA crew crack it in time? Sea of Greed is the suspenseful new NUMA Files novels from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to find out what's gone wrong. The trail leads them to a brilliant billionaire in the alternative energy field. Her goal is the end of the oil age; her company has spent billions developing the worlds' most advanced fuel-cell systems. But is she an environmental hero...or a rogue genetic engineer?The NUMA crew discovers that the oil fields are infected with bacteria that are consuming the oil before it can be pumped out of the earth--a bacteria originally lost decades ago when two submarines vanished in the Mediterranean.With hired killers on his trail, can Kurt Austin locate a submarine that's remained hidden for more than fifty years? And even if he can, can the biological terror that's been unleashed be stopped?
Guilty on All Counts
A horrific crime takes place: a family of five, the O'Brien's, are murdered in a small community on Staten Island, New York. Dean Taylor, an ordinary man and detective with the N.Y.P.D is assigned to the case. He follows the clues and the evidence, which leads him to uncover the reasons behind the murder of the O'Brien's, and an additional two murders. Follow Dean and his partner as they uncover clues and deceptions until the true murderer and the reasons behind this crime are unveiled.
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Uh-oh, Christmas is in trouble! When the ten numbered boxes in Stiller the Elf s magical Christmas Counter Downer become lost, the arrival of Christmas is in doubt. Can Elmo and Abby Cadabby find the missing boxes and restore the big countdown to everyone s favorite holiday?
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