Anzio was one of the greatest battles of World War II-a desperate gamble to land a large amphibious force behind German lines in Italy in the hope that the war could be shortened by capturing Rome. It also turned out to be one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. military history. Based on extensive research into archives, photos, letters, diaries, previously classified official records, and scores of personal interviews with surviving veterans of the 45th, The Rock of Anzio is written with an immediacy that puts the reader right onto the battlefield and shows us war through the eyes of ordinary men called upon to perform extraordinary deeds.
Book One In The Heart Of Texas Series She's off-limits and he's off his game, but together, they could make perfect harmony...What country legend Brent Kane needs is some good old-fashion female distraction. With pressure to write his next album mounting and the sales from his latest album teetering, Brent needs to find his muse–fast. So when Brent holes up at the Double D Ranch in Somewhere Texas to write his next single the last thing he expected was to find his muse in the form of his best friend’s little sister.DJ Diaz, the nonsense part owner of the DD Ranch, is not at all affected by Brent’s good looks and play boy charm. She’s fallen once before and learned firsthand the heartache of loving a rock star. But spending time with the man who let her down ten years ago shows her that something’s missing from her life—fun. But will DJ be able to keep her heart from becoming involved in this “just for fun” relationship? And more importantly, will Brent?The Rock Star Cowboy is the first book in a gripping small town contemporary romance series. If you like gut-wrenching emotional love stories, fascinating and complex characters, and happily-ever-afters guaranteed to stay with you long after you close the book than KC Klein will become your new "go-to" author.Book Two: The Blackhearted CowboyBook Three: The Lonesome Cowboy
A multigenerational saga of the Belle family of strong-minded southern women includes Musette, whose psychic abilities astonish her neighbors even after her death; Angela, who seductively lures men into greatness; and Dixie, who serves tea to the statue of a Confederate soldier. A first novel. 60,000 first printing.
"The man could kiss to the beat. The hot, eclectic beat of the tango music winding its way through the room. It sounded so judgmental. Tango, the dance of lust and passion… how could it be judgmental about something like this? As Rick kissed her lips, then her throat, and then her clothed shoulders, Olivia felt a famished sensation wash over her, the tango music the soundtrack to her heated desires swelling inside of her until she was about to burst."MIDNIGHT TANGOWhat Olivia Owens cares about: becoming a professional dancer.What she does not care about: handsome Latin rock stars who can charm their way into any woman’s bed. She’s barely heard of Rick Rodriguez before. Something about selling a lot of albums and selling out his first world tour. But Olivia doesn’t have time for men. She’s got a career to launch, and Rick’s latest music video for “Midnight Tango” is her chance to strut her stuff.But the universe is funny about things. The more you push something away, the more likely it is to come bite you in the ass. So Olivia shouldn’t be surprised that Rick really lives up to the title of talented dancer. She should be even less surprised that she’s falling for the oldest trick in the tango book…Passion. Vulnerability. The heat of the moment. When combined, any Latin dance will turn two people into an undeniable pair. Olivia wants Rick. Rick wants Olivia. They’re about to get really, really close on his first world tour. The Midnight Tango calls. Will Olivia answer? -- EXCERPT --There were few opportunities in life to find a fantastic partner. That went for both the realms of romance and art. Olivia had a few partners in each realm over the years. Some were better than others, few of them hardly stellar. The ones who were happened to already be spoken for or had no interest in pursuing something with her. Boyfriends came and went with the wind. Dance partners were finickier than the boyfriends. And then came Rick Rodriguez, a freakin’ rock star who made Olivia feel more comfortable on the dance floor than anyone else. The improvisation section arrived. As if it were the most natural thing in the world to do, Rick pulled Olivia into the familiar tango and led her across the breadth of the floor.Tangos. She could do tangos. Her breath was running ragged, but her adrenaline had never been on such fire. Rick’s warm hand slipped against hers but they recovered, sliding across the floor in circles, in straight lines – in quite inappropriate movements as Olivia spun behind Rick and grabbed his hips. At first she thought his jerking motion was him expressing surprise, and she had blown it. Then his hands were on her wrists, pulling her backward into his athletic embrace, her spine melding against his chest in a perfect fit. Tight jeans? What tight jeans? Olivia felt lighter than the oxygen she breathed as Rick dipped her over his knee and ran his hands along her stomach, her thighs, and the tops of her legs. When she was snapped back up into his other arm, Olivia thought she saw a glimpse of heaven in the bright stage lights shining from above. The final chorus began to wind down. Sweating, mouths open, and muscles sure to be sore the next day, Rick and Olivia held tight to one another, their legs folding and lips brushing against one another. Now was not the time for her to notice how his knee grazed her thigh and trekked dangerously close to more intimate places. As she was dipped once more, Rick following her down toward the floor, she couldn’t help but note that his meandering lips found the top of her shirt and bit the cotton. Nope. She was done. Thank God the song was over, because Olivia was about to pass out from all the blood rushing from her extremities to her loins.
USA Today best-selling author Colleen Coble’s Rock Harbor series now available in one volume!Without a TraceBree thinks a plane crash took the lives of her husband and young son, but her son Davy survived the accident. Can she find him before it’s too late?Beyond a DoubtEvidence of a violent crime in Bree’s basement causes police to re-open a cold case. Can she and her K-9 search dog, Samson, stop the killer before he strikes again?Into the DeepWhen Bree’s dog Samson goes missing, it’s just the beginning of her life turning upside down.Cry in the NightBree and Samson discover a crying infant in the snowy Rock Harbor forest. But where are the baby’s parents? And how did she get there?Silent NightAs Christmas day nears, Bree and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.
What's more exciting than a prison break? Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz in 1962 and have never been caught. Many authorities are certain they died crossing San Francisco Bay. Relatives claim they made it to Brazil. The theories of what happened to them are endless. Find out the facts from people who dealt with the men and the case first-hand. This is one mystery you'll definitely want to solve.
New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty continues her Highland Guard series in this eleventh steamy historical romance set against the sweeping backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.The first time he caught sight of Elizabeth Douglas, Thomas MacGowan thought she was a princess. To the son of the castle blacksmith, the daughter of the powerful Lord of Douglas might as well be. When it becomes clear that his childhood companion will never see him as a man she could love, Thom joins Edward Bruce’s army as a man-at-arms to try to change his lot. If he’s harbored a secret hope that he could close the gap between them, he faces the cold, hard truth when Elizabeth comes to him for help. She might need the boy who used to climb cliffs to rescue her brother from the hands of the English, but she would never see the son of a smith as a man worthy of her hand.
Without sand, silt, and mud, the rock cycle would not be able to function. This book helps students understand how even the smallest things, like sand, silt, and mud, are essential for Earth’s survival. Students will follow the formation of sand, silt, and mud, and learn why they are important to the environment and in creating other rocks.
A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
This revised edition has entailed a thorough re-writing of the text, taking account of the impressive advances that have been made in all aspects of earth sciences, particularly mineralogy, over the recent years.
What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent?Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult.Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites.Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.
Named one of the best music books of 2017 by The Wall Street JournalAn elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed by rock and who, in turn, shaped our cultureRecklessness, thy name is rock.The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn’t stay the course.In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more.As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn’t just their story. It’s ours as well.
2008 Printz Award Winner Melina Marchetta crafts an epic fantasy of ancient magic, exile, feudal intrigue, and romance that rivets from the first page. (Age 14 and up)Finnikin was only a child during the five days of the unspeakable, when the royal family of Lumatere were brutally murdered, and an imposter seized the throne. Now a curse binds all who remain inside Lumatere's walls, and those who escaped roam the surrounding lands as exiles, persecuted and despairing, dying by the thousands in fever camps. In a narrative crackling with the tension of an imminent storm, Finnikin, now on the cusp of manhood, is compelled to join forces with an arrogant and enigmatic young novice named Evanjalin, who claims that her dark dreams will lead the exiles to a surviving royal child and a way to pierce the cursed barrier and regain the land of Lumatere. But Evanjalin's unpredictable behavior suggests that she is not what she seems -- and the startling truth will test Finnikin's faith not only in her, but in all he knows to be true about himself and his destiny.
Finnikin of the Rock
Title: Finnikin of the Rock Binding: Paperback Author: MelinaMarchetta Publisher: CandlewickPress(MA)