Kathleen Leary Donahue lives the perfect life in Chicago with her husband, Brian, a senatorial candidate, her three beautiful children, and her own successful career, until a phone call from her husband's male lover brings her face to face with an unpleasant reality. Reprint.
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Publisher: Jove Publications
Anthropologist Katherine Newman offers an ethnographic examination of the fall from middle class status by Americans who thought their lives were secure. In addition to brief revisions throughout the book, chapter two of the original edition has been rewritten and the data updated with reference to studies done in the 90s. Newman has also provided a new preface and a supplementary bibliography.
Downward Mobility in the Age of Affluence
Author: Katherine S. Newman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Business & Economics
Examines American political scandals, including corruption, extramarital affairs, abuses of power, and personal errors in judgement
Sex, Scandal, and Corruption in American Politics from 1702 to the Present
Author: Shelley Ross
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Danielle Steel comes the gripping story of a woman who loses everything—her husband, her home, her sense of self and safety, and her freedom. Sydney Wells’s perfect life with her wealthy, devoted husband vanishes when he dies suddenly in an accident. Widowed at forty-nine, she discovers he has failed to include her in his will. With Andrew’s vicious daughters in control of his estate, and no home or money, Sydney finds a job in fashion, despite her own designer daughters’ warnings. Naïve, out of her element, and alone in a world of shady international deals and dishonest people, she is set up by her boss and finds herself faced with criminal prosecution. What happens when you lose everything? Husband, safety, protection, money, and reputation gone, faced with prison, Sydney must rebuild her life from the bottom to the top again, with honor, resourcefulness, and dignity. Sydney finds herself, as well as courage and resilience. Taking life by the horns, she revives her own career as a talented designer, from New York to Hong Kong, risking all in an exotic, unfamiliar world. She is determined to forge a new life she can be proud of.
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
When her beloved Aunt Grace is found dead on the floor of her bedroom, eleven-year-old Zoe Delaney is convinced it was murder. Determined to get to the truth of the matter, and with the help of a journal she finds under her aunt’s bed, Zoe sets out to investigate her aunt’s death. Her covert investigation, however, soon turns up evidence that her aunt, a highly regarded ethics professor at Rhode Island College, might not have been the person Zoe and others thought she was. Zoe is forced to face the possibility that, rather being an innocent victim, her Aunt Grace may have murdered several people. Should she turn her discoveries over to her parents—and the police—or destroy the evidence and save her aunt’s reputation?
Author: Judith A. Boss
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Considered by Ty Cobb as "the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,” "Shoeless Joe” Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average—which is still ranked third all-time—the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport’s history. That is until the "Black Sox” scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core. While many have sympathized with Jackson’s ban from baseball (even though he hit .375 during the 1919 World Series), not much is truly known about this quiet slugger. Whether he participated in the throwing of the World Series or not, he is still considered one of the game’s best, and many have fought for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. From the author of Turning the Black Sox White (on Charles Comiskey) and War on the Basepaths (on Ty Cobb), Shoeless Joe tells the story of the incredible life of Joseph Jefferson Jackson. From a mill boy to a baseball icon, author Tim Hornbaker breaks down the rise and fall of ?Shoeless Joe,” giving an inside look during baseball’s Deadball Era, including Jackson’s personal point of view of the "Black Sox” scandal, which has never been covered before. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
The Truth and Tragedy of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
Author: Tim Hornbaker
Category: Sports & Recreation
Put off by his father-in-law's boasts about his literary successes and distasteful fondness for young girls, detective inspector Charlie Peace nevertheless works to clear the man's reputation, as well as the good name of Charlie's wife, Felicity, when both are implicated in a murder. By the author of Dying Flames. 15,000 first printing.
A Novel of Suspense
Author: Robert Barnard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Attending the funeral of his estranged father and encountering an estate of complicated legal and financial arrangements, CIA operative Adam Blaine embarks on a search for his father's killer that implicates members of his own family and reveals astonishing secrets. By the best-selling author of The Devil's Light. Reprint.
Author: Richard North Patterson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
It's 2014, and as the United States is about to collapse under the weight of the continuing global financial crisis, three Californians know something's afoot but are helpless to fight a fallout so big.
Author: Craig Petree
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Author: Danielle Steel
Category: English fiction
In the late 1930’s, an aggressive and innovative rearmament program in Nazi Germany gave rise to the tactics of vertical envelopment. Pioneering the use of gliders as troop carriers, parachutists, and the air landing of reinforcements to exploit tactical success, the German Wehrmacht used the new technique of airborne warfare with startling success as part of the Blitzkrieg campaign against the Low Countries and France in 1940. -When the tactical doctrine used to seize bridges, strong points and road junctions in Fall Gelb was transferred to the seizure of an entire island that was heavily defended in 1941, however, the German airborne effectively committed suicide. -In ten days in May 1941, half the airborne forces in the entire German army were killed or wounded on Crete. Hitler wrongly ascribed the disaster to a playing out of the surprise factor, and banned further parachute operations until 1943. -The right conclusions were arrived at by the commander of the German airborne himself, General Kurt Student, in post-battle analysis. His own insistence on faulty tactics was devastating... The German innovation of vertical envelopment in the 1930’s was as revolutionary to modern military tactics as the simultaneous development of the integrated combined arms offensive known today as the Blitzkrieg. In putting Billy Mitchell’s ideas into practice, Luftwaffe General Student demonstrated vision, innovative thinking and practical military skill. Poor intelligence and reliance on his “spreading oil drops” tactics for the deployment of his paratroopers, the Fallschirmtruppe, on Crete, however, led directly to their removal as a significant weapon from the German arsenal in World War II.
Author: Chris Mason
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Times change but human psychology and behavior do not. The seven deadly sins: narcissism, envy, wrath, sloth, avarice, gluttony and lust; and the seven holy virtues: faith, hope, charity, prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice, are the same today as when first described thousands of years ago. The objects and reasons drawing such behavior may change but the human psychology and behavior remain constant. The great myth promulgated by government throughout society is that leaders of nations and those going into public "service" are those manifesting elevated levels of the seven holy virtues when in reality those going into "public service" are far more likely to manifest the extremes of the seven deadly sins. The Founding Fathers created a nation stripping government of its stranglehold on the average citizen. However, cognizant of human foibles, especially of those entering roles of governance, the Founding Fathers created architecture of government in the Constitution to implement and maintain forever the ideology delineated in the Declaration of Independence. "That all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights". "That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That when any form of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it". The American Revolution was one based upon an ideology of individual liberty, freedom and independence. The new nation would be governed by servants of the people rather than one where the people were servants of the government. This narrative will document how the counter-revolutionary forces of aristocracy, fascism and statism regained control of the nation not directly through force but indirectly through the corruption of government and the subversion of the Constitution.
Author: Lawrence R. Gelman
"GRACE fights the lump RISING in her throat. For a MOMENT she is LOST in thought, remembering WHAT IT HAS TAKEN to get TO THIS POINT..."Grace Cambridge is a young Black Christian with a new husband, old friends, and a shocking moral dilemma. A proverbial "cat fight" opens the story and draws you into a complex relational web. The book peels through layers of dysfunction between Grace and Trina and follows their individual, sometimes intertwining, lives to reveal how they find their way back to Christ and to each other. Grace is intelligent, determined, well-spoken yet vulnerable. You want her to be happy, you want her to succeed. Grace's Christianity isn't sugar-coated. Her faith is real and so is her life---riddled with plenty of twists, turns, and conflicts. As Grace's relationship with God is challenged she questions her identity and is faced with a life-changing decision. She deals with everyday issues, sometimes successfully; sometimes not. Grace's experiences are not much different than yours---how she handles them might be.
Author: Ryan Phillips
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Chronicles the events that led to the downfall of junk bond king Michael Milken
The Untold Story of Michael Milken
Author: Fenton Bailey
Publisher: Birch Lane Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography