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In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King's keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done. King's earnings from the sale of this essay will go to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Stephen King is the author of 11/22/63, Under the Dome, Carrie, The Shining, and many other bestselling works.
Seit den 1990er Jahren wird uber die gesundheitsfoerdernde Wirkung der basischen Ernahrung viel geschrieben und geforscht. Weitgehend unbekannt ist jedoch, dass sie schon um 1912 von Ragnar Berg (1873-1956) wissenschaftlich begrundet wurde. Auf der Basis eines umfangreichen Quellen- und Literaturstudiums sowie der Befragung von Zeitzeugen arbeitet der Autor Berg als "geistigen Vater" der basischen Kost heraus. Daruber hinaus eroeffnet die Arbeit Ausblicke in die Ernahrungsforschung seit ca. 1800, in Mineralstoff- und Vitaminforschung, in die Ernahrungsreformbewegung der 1920er und die "Neue Deutsche Heilkunde" der 1930er Jahre. Bergs Ernahrungsempfehlungen wurden von der Schulmedizin seiner Zeit abgelehnt. Heute, am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts, sind sie von erstaunlicher Aktualitat.
In a riveting novel rooted in one of American history's great ?what ifs, ? Jim Lehrer tells the story of two men haunted by the events leading up to John F. Kennedy's assassination.
November 22, 1963. As Air Force One touches down in Dallas, ambitious young newspaper reporter Jack Gilmore races to get the scoop on preparations for President Kennedy's motorcade. Will the bubble top on the presidential limousine be up or down? Down, according to veteran Secret Service agent Van Walters. The decision to leave the top down and expose JFK to fire from above will weigh on Van's conscience for decades. But will it also change the course of history?
Five years after the assassination, Jack gets an anguished phone call from Van's daughter Marti. Van Walters is ravaged by guilt, so convinced that his actions led to JFK's death that he has lost the will to live. In a desperate bid to deliver her father from his demons, Marti enlists Jack's help in a risky reenactment designed to prove once and for all what would have happened had the bubble top stayed in place on that grim November day.
For Jack, it's a chance to break a once-in-a-lifetime story that could make his career. But for Van the stakes are even higher. The outcome of a ballistics test conducted on the grounds of a secluded estate in upstate New York might just save his life?or push him over the edge.
A compelling historical novel with the beating heart of a thriller, "Top Down" could only have sprung from the fertile imagination of Jim Lehrer. Drawing on his own experience as an eyewitness to the events described, one of America's most respected journalists has crafted an engrossing story out of the emotional aftershocks of a national tragedy.
Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, this coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation. They experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age, and lived in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and reenters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porsches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew his feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs, and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.
?"The Lost Fleet" deserves to find a home on your bookshelf?* as "New York Times" bestselling author Jack Campbell's space saga hits light speed with an action-packed story of interstellar war.
Admiral John ?Black Jack? Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet?and himself?in harm's way.
An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems?only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada. Ignoring all of the First Fleet's attempts to communicate peaceful intentions, this system's species sends its ships into battle on suicide runs while it guards the exiting jump point with a fortress of incalculable power.
Now, with a group of his officers determined to eliminate this new threat at any cost, Geary must figure out how to breach the enemy's defenses so the fleet can reach the jump point without massive casualties?even though the enigmas could be waiting on the other side?
Nothing has gone according to plan.
To Captain Lee Harden, Project Hometown feels like a distant dream and the completion of his mission seems unattainable. Wounded and weaponless, he has stumbled upon a group of survivors that seems willing to help. But a tragedy in the group causes a deep rift to come to light and forces him into action. In the chaos of the world outside, Lee is pursued by a new threat: someone who will stop at nothing to get what he has.
"The Remaining: Aftermath" is the second book in the bestselling The Remaining series.
In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission: Subvenire refectus. To rescue and rebuild. The Remaining is the first book in the bestselling series, which tells a gritty tale of survival, perseverance and fighting to get back what has been lost.
This is the destiny of those who stand for others. Their honor will be bought in blood and pain.
The Camp Ryder Hub is broken. Lee is nowhere to be found, and his allies are scattered across the state, each of them learning that their missions will not be as easy as they thought. Inside the walls of Camp Ryder, a silent war is brewing, between those few that still support Lee's vision of rebuilding, and the majority that support Jerry's desire for isolation. But this war will not remain silent for long. And in this savage world, everyone will have to make a choice. To keep their morals. Or keep their lives.
New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell delivers fast-paced, ?edge-of-your-seat combat?* in one of the most plausible visions of a future military ? with one of the most starkly portrayed heroes in modern science fiction. The Alliance woke Captain John ?Black Jack? Geary after a century of cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet in the still-raging conflict with the Syndicate Worlds. Now Admiral Geary's victory has earned him the adoration of the people ? and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing. The war may be over, but Geary and his newly christened First Fleet have been ordered back into action to investigate the aliens occupying the far side of Syndic space and to determine just how much of a threat they represent to the Alliance. And while the Syndicate Worlds are no longer united, individually they may be more dangerous than ever before. Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup ? so he can't help but wonder if the fleet is being deliberately sent on a suicide mission? *Elizabeth Moon, Nebula Award?winning author of the Vatta's War series
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