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War of the Twins

One hundred years have passed since the fiery Cataclysm that changed the face of Krynn forever. For one hundred years, the people of Krynn have struggled to survive. But for some, those one hundred years have passed in the blink of an eye.
Catapulted forward in time by Raistlin’s powerful magic, Caramon and Crysania find themselves aiding the mage’s unholy quest to master the Queen of Darkness. To his dismay, Raistlin discovers along the way that the annals of Time are not so easily bent to his will. Neither are the longings of his heart.

War of Eagles

The explosion of a Chinese freighter in Charleston Harbor is the first sign that someone is capping Chinese interests abroad. Now under the control of the Pentagon, Op-Center is unsure of its own future-but must root out the cause of the attacks before the entire world is affected.

War by Other Means

War by Other Means: An Insider’s Account of the War on Terror by John Yoo
John Yoo, the key legal architect of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11, delivers a fascinating insider account of the War on Terror. While America reeled from the cataclysmic events of September 11, 2001, Yoo and a skeletal staff of the Office of Legal Counsel found themselves on the phone with the White House. In a series of memos, Yoo offered his legal opinions on the president’s authority to respond, and in the process had an almost unmatched impact on America’s fight against terrorism. His analysis led to many of the Bush administration’s most controversial policies, including detention at Guantanamo Bay, coercive interrogation, military trials for terrorists, preemptive attacks, and the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program. In fascinating detail, Yoo takes us inside the corridors of power and examines specific cases, from John Walker Lindh and Jose Padilla to an American al-Qaeda leader assassinated by a CIA pilotless drone in the deserts of Yemen. In a midterm election year, when the controversies over the president’s handling of the War on Terror are sure to wage more forcefully than ever before, John Yoo’s *War by Other Means* is set to become one of the fall’s most talked about books.

War and peace

War and Peace by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy, first published from 1865 to 1869 in Russkii Vestnik, which tells the story of Russian society during the Napoleonic Era. It is usually described as one of Tolstoy’s two major masterpieces (the other being Anna Karenina) as well as one of the world’s greatest novels. War and Peace offered a new kind of fiction, with a great many characters caught up in a plot that covered nothing less than the grand subjects indicated by the title, combined with the equally large topics of youth, marriage, age, and death. Though it is often called a novel today, it broke so many conventions of the form that it was not considered a novel in its time. Indeed, Tolstoy himself considered Anna Karenina (1878) to be his first attempt at a novel in the European sense.

War Against The Mafia

No one ever before dared defy THE MAFIA. . . but THE EXECUTIONER not only defies them, he kills, maims, and tries to destroy them piece by piece, with his Vietnam-trained tactics. . . using his knowledge of jungle warfare in his one-man crusade to wipe out the evil web of organized crime in America.

War

SUMMARY: From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger’s almost-fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.They were known as “The Rock.” For one year, in 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the storied 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought their way through a remote valley in Eastern Afghanistan. Over the course of five trips, Junger was in more firefights than he can count, men he knew were killed or wounded, and he himself was almost killed. His relationship with these soldiers grew so close that they considered him part of the platoon, and he enjoyed an access and a candidness that few, if any, journalists ever attain.War is a narrative about combat: the fear of dying, the trauma of killing and the love between platoon-mates who would rather die than let each other down.Gripping, honest, intense, War explores the neurological, psychological and social elements of combat, and the incredible bonds that form between these small groups of men. This is not a book about Afghanistan or the ‘War on Terror’; it is a book about the universal truth of all men, in all wars. Junger set out to answer what he thought of as the ‘hand grenade question’: why would a man throw himself on a hand grenade to save other men he has probably known for only a few months? The answer elusive but profound, and goes to the heart of what it means not just to be a soldier, but to be human.

Wanted Woman

EDITORIAL REVIEW: She skidded into town on a bike too powerful for most men, with ten thousand dollars in her saddlebag and a bullet wound in her shoulder. Maggie Randolph was searching for something and running from someone. But she didn’t plan on running into a man she could trust…. Timber Falls’ deputy sheriff Jesse Tanner had to convince the daredevil beauty that he’d protect her. But first he’d have to catch her–before it was too late. Jesse was sexy as sin, and chivalrous to boot. But Maggie wasn’t exactly playing by the books in her search for the truth about her father’s murder and her own adoption. Could she share her secrets with Jesse and find solace in his arms for good?

Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography

From the late 1940s on, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday moments in transportation into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was often taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders. During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.

A Walk to Remember

SUMMARY: There was a time when the world was sweeter….when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats…. Every April, when the wind smells of both the sea and lilacs, Landon Carter remembers 1958, his last year at Beaufort High. Landon had dated a girl or two, and even once sworn that he’d been in love. Certainly the last person he thought he’d fall for was Jamie, the shy, almost ethereal daughter of the town’s Baptist minister….Jamie, who was destined to show him the depths of the human heart-and the joy and pain of living. The inspiration for this novel came from Nicholas Sparks’s sister: her life and her courage. From the internationally bestselling author Nicholas Sparks, comes his most moving story yet….

Walden and on the Duty of Civil Disobedience

SUMMARY: Thoreau, a sturdy individualist and nature lover, lived a spare existence in a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts, from 1845 to 1847. “Walden” is a record of his experiment in a simple life and his contemplation of the wonders of nature and the ways of man. This book includes the famous essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, ” a selection of his poetry and a new introduction by W.S. Merwin.

Waking Up Naked

Carl has a plan. After months spent staring at Miles Kavanagh and admiring him from afar, he’s finally going to do something about his crush on his boss. An office party provides Carl with the perfect opportunity to make his move on the older man. All he needs to do now is get a bit of Dutch courage inside him. Or maybe a lot of Dutch courage…
Falling asleep in his boss’s bed might have been part of Carl’s plan—but waking up naked in that bed the following morning, with no memory of how he come to be that way, really wasn’t on his agenda. Could he really have forgotten one of the most important nights of his life?

Waking the Dead

Original version out of print. A revised version now offered for free from the authors at AO3.
[https://archiveofourown.org/works/163…](https://archiveofourown.org/works/16338566)
Genre: LGBT Ghost Paranormal
When your lover can speak to ghosts and his half-brother can read minds, you get used to life being a step away from normal. But when angry ghosts take over the bodies of the living, seeking revenge for their centuries-old murders, even John and Nick have trouble coping.
Teenaged angst, pushy tourists, and the dead walking… If they want the peaceful summer they’d planned, they’re going to have to fight for it.
Side by side.

Waiting For Nick

In this classic romance from #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Nora Roberts, Frederica Kimball is about to find that the wait for the man of her dreams is finally over!
Frederica Kimball had been waiting all her life…waiting to grow up…waiting forever for the day when Nicholas LeBeck would fall as desperately in love with her as she had always been with him.
Nick didn’t know what had hit him. Sweet, adorable Freddie, whom he’d always loved like a kid sister, was suddenly all woman. And his feelings for her were anything but brotherly!
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Wait Until Spring, Bandini

He came along, kicking the snow. Here was a disgusted man. His name was Svevo Bandini, and he lived three blocks down that street. He was cold and there were holes in his shoes. That morning he had patched the holes on the inside with pieces of cardboard from a macaroni box. The macaroni in that box was not paid for. He had thought of that as he placed the cardboard inside his shoes.

**Recensie(s)**

Bandini is a magnificent creation, and his rediscovery is not before time. * * Times Literary Supplement * * John Fante takes some beating . . . mean, moody, disturbing and intensely atmospheric. * * The Times * * John Fante knew how to make words sing. When he was on form, he could write sentences that stopped time. * * Uncut * *
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Voyager

Voyager (Outlander Series #3) by Diana Gabaldon
From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers *Outlander* and*Dragonfly in Amber*, the extraordinary saga continues.
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement ClaireRandall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into thearms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then shereturned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragicbattle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her… andher body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him andstaying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny.And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face thepassion and pain awaiting her…the deadly intrigues raging in a dividedScotland… and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—orforever doom—her timeless love.
“Triumphant …her use of historical detail and a truly adult love storyconfirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”
—*Publishers Weekly*

Vox

**One of Entertainment Weekly’s and SheReads’ books to read after The Handmaid’s Tale
One of Good Morning America’s ”Best Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer”
Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.**
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning…
Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.
…not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial–this can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning.
Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.
But this is not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.
**Recensie(s)**

A petrifying re-imagining of The Handmaid’s Tale’ ELLE This book will blow your mind. PRIMA Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be.’ LEE CHILD A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo’ VANITY FAIR The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE Razor sharp and terrifyingly plausible. Extraordinary.’ LOUISE O’NEILL A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless’ DAILY MAIL Electrifying’ O, The Oprah Magazine Truly compulsive’ STYLIST Thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN & HOME A dazzling debut’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING The Handmaid’s Tale 2.0.’ EVENING STANDARD Set to dominate dinner party chats.’ COSMOPOLITAN If you liked Atwood’s novel and Naomi Alderman’s The Power, I guarantee you will love this.’ THE POOL A bold, brilliant and unforgettable debut.’ ALICE FEENEY Gripping’ BELLA Frighteningly relatable’ WOMAN Be scared. Be very scared’ FABULOUS Chillingly imagined’ SUNDAY MIRROR Terrifying in its relevance’ GRAZIA Thought-provoking’ PSYCHOLOGIES Tense and engrossing’ THE IRISH TIMES VOX has the sort of premise that immediately sets it apart.’ IRISH INDEPENDENT The aftershocks of #MeToo have crept into publishing’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE
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