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Bad Cow

In the last great golden age of the planet Earth, Barry Dell dies in a tragic elevator accident.
On a not-quite proverbial stairway to Heaven, Moskin Stormburg dedicates his life to figuring out where it all went wrong.
In a world slowly choking on its own sewage, the Vandemar sisters do what they can to save a human race that by all rights should be taking its last desperate breaths.
And through it all, the Archangel Gabriel asks himself when it’s okay to dust his hands off and walk away.
This is a story about a dying world and the Angels, the Demons, the Vampires, the lost immortals and the billions and billions of humans trying to live on it. It is a story about a two-thousand-year-long game of musical chairs where somebody switched off the music at the very beginning. And burned the chairs.
Why is it called Bad Cow?
You’ll probably have to read the book to find that out. The blurb can’t tell you everything.

The Bad Company: Age of Expansion – a Kurtherian Gambit Series

Humanity’s greatest export—Justice.
**Space is a dangerous place, even for the wary, especially for the unprepared. The aliens have no idea. **
*Here comes the Bad Company. *
Colonel Terry Henry Walton takes his warriors into battle, for a price, in this first installment of The Bad Company. He believes in the moral high ground and is happy getting paid for his role in securing it.
*Set in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe, Terry, Char, and their people—humans, Werewolves, Weretigers, and Vampires—form the core of the Bad Company’s Direct Action Branch, a private conflict solution enterprise. *
**Join them as they fight their way across Tissikinnon Four where none of the warring parties were what they expected. **
*Inside this book is cursing, amusing cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If bad language offends you, perhaps this book is not for you.​ ​
*Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, The Bad Company tells an entirely new story in the Age of Expansion–when the Etheric Empire is fast becoming the Etheric Federation with all of the trials and tribulations that come with bringing together different peoples, systems, and ideals.*

Bad Company

A Bad in Baltimore Story
Bad in Baltimore: Book One

Some things are sweeter than revenge.

“I need a boyfriend.”

Hearing those words from his very straight, very ex-best friend doesn’t put Nate in a helpful mood. Not only did Kellan Brooks’s father destroy Nate’s family in his quest for power, but Kellan broke Nate’s heart back in high school. Nate thought he could trust his best friend with the revelation that he might be gay, only to find out he was horribly wrong and become the laughingstock of the whole school. Kellan must be truly desperate if he’s turning to Nate now.

Kellan’s through letting his father run his life, and he wants to make the man pay for cutting him off. What better way to stick it to the bigot than to come out as gay himself—especially with the son of the very man his father crushed on his quest for money and power. Kellan can’t blame Nate for wanting nothing to do with him, though. Kellan will have to convince him to play along, but it’s even harder to convince himself that the heat between them is only an act….

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Bad Advice

Science doesn’t speak for itself. Neck-deep in work that can be messy and confounding and na ve in the ways of public communication, scientists are often unable to package their insights into the neat narratives that the public requires. Enter celebrities, advocates, lobbyists, and the funders behind them, who take advantage of scientists’ reluctance to provide easy answers, flooding the media with misleading or incorrect claims about health risks. Amid this onslaught of spurious information, Americans are more confused than ever about what’s good for them and what isn’t. In Bad Advice, Paul A. Offit shares hard-earned wisdom on the dos and don’ts of battling misinformation. For the past twenty years, Offit has been on the front lines in the fight for sound science and public heath. Stepping into the media spotlight as few scientists have done–such as being one of the first to speak out against conspiracy theories linking vaccines to autism–he found himself in the crosshairs of powerful groups intent on promoting pseudoscience. Bad Advice discusses science and its adversaries: not just the manias stoked by slick charlatans and their miracle cures but also corrosive, dangerous ideologies such as Holocaust and climate-change denial. Written with wit and passion, Offit’s often humorous guide to taking on quack experts and self-appointed activists is a must-read for any American disturbed by the uptick in politicized attacks on science.

In breezy and deceptively conversational prose that often winks with humor, Bad Advice breaks down complex scientific subjects that have been distorted through several cultural lenses. Offit takes to task actors, network news anchors, quack scientists and even politicians who, unlike Jolie in her thoughtful article, have opined on scientific subjects in ways that misinform the public, on occasion to a potentially dangerous degree.–Washington Post The beauty of mass communication in our free society is also our curse. Information flows so quickly, from so many different sources, that one can’t help but be overwhelmed–and too frequently misled. No one has fought harder over the years to educate the public, and to puncture the dangerously false dogmas of pseudoscience, than Paul Offit. Bad Advice is a brilliant extension of his dictate, so aptly stated by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, that one is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. Celebrities and politicians bear the brunt of Offit’s elegantly written, often hilarious, pinpoint assaults. But what makes this book truly special is its vision of how science can, and must, be defended against its despoilers. Bad Advice is, in every sense, an essential read.–David Oshinsky, Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU School of Medicine Paul Offit is a pediatrician, a vaccine scientist, and one of our foremost explainers of science. In Bad Advice, he distills what he has learned–often the hard way–from standing up for science in the face of bogus theories, quack remedies, and the flat-out denial of empirical fact. Skillfully, Offit uses stories of his many missteps in the treacherous public arena to teach us how to confront pseudoscience effectively. In the process, without noticing, we learn fascinating lessons in the relevant science. A forcefully-written, indispensable book, particularly at the present moment.–Geoffrey Kabat, cancer epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and author of Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks Bad Advice gives us a front row seat to Offit’s role on the leading edge of the vaccine fight as he shows just how important communicating good science can be. The author’s rare storytelling blend of equal parts humorous anecdotes and serious facts leads to an entertaining and captivating read that is hard to put down.–Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, Columbia University Medical Center Bad advice about your health, firmly grounded in fact-free marketing, greed, and science denialism, is omnipresent in the new and old media these days. One of the few reliable sources of good advice is Dr. Paul A. Offit who, unlike all too many scientists and doctors, is ready to take on the hype and lies of celebrities, charlatans, ideologues, and money-grubbers with logic, evidence, and humor. Take my advice: Bad Advice is just what you need to navigate the murky waters of an unending stream of really bad information about your health.–Arthur L. Caplan, Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics, New York University School of Medicine With humor and a unique perspective, Offit takes us step by step through our culture’s missteps (and some of his own), relating stories of real science and the difficulties of communicating complicated concepts clearly to a skeptical and sometimes hostile public. Bad Advice shows us how we can succeed in the battle against pseudoscience, seductive gurus with simple messages, and snake oil-hawking celebrities.–Adam Ratner, M.D., New York University
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Backyard Treehouses

Backyard Treehouses: Building Plans, Tips, and Advice by Dan Wright
Expert advice on treehouse building
* An inspirational and informative guide to building treehouses
* The author’s company, Tree Top Builders, has built more than 400 treehouses worldwide.
* Includes plans, tips, and more than 100 color photographs
Backyard Treehouses is an inspirational how-to book for those who want to build their own treehouses while minimizing the impact on their trees and building something that is safe and enduring. It’s designed for do-it-yourself builders with limited time and money who still want to build something great for their families. With step-by-step color photos, building plans, helpful tips and sidebars, master carpenter and treehouse builder Dan Wright demonstrates the range, from simple to more complex, of what a treehouse can be, and how it can enhance the backyard lifestyle.
Dan Wright is a master carpenter and an ISA certified arborist who founded Tree Top Builders, Inc., based in Pennsylvania. He also owns Treehouse Supplies, Inc., which is the leading supplier of treehouse plans, treehouse attachment hardware, and treehouse accessories worldwide.

Back to the Time Trap

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As superbeings from the end of time struggle for control of the universe with aliens from another galaxy, Roger and his friends find themselves face to face with history’s bad guys in their quest to return to their own time.

Back to the Bedroom

Dear Reader: In a previous life, before the time of Plum, I wrote twelve short romance novels. Red-hot screwball comedies, each and every one of them. Nine of these stories were originally published by the Loveswept line between the years 1988 and 1992. All immediately went out of print and could be found only at used bookstores and yard sales. I’m excited to tell you that those nine stories are now being re-released by HarperCollins. Back to the Bedroom is presented here in almost original form. I’ve done only minor editing to correct some embarrassing bloopers missed the first time around. I lived in northern Virginia when I wrote Back to the Bedroom. My children were young, and we spent a lot of time visiting the Washington, D.C. museums and wandering through the historic neighborhoods. One day while strolling Capitol Hill I came upon two townhouses that captured my imagination. The houses were totally different — a birthday cake of a house and a bran muffin of a house, and yet they shared a common wall. I wondered about the people who lived inside the houses. And eventually the houses inspired Back to the Bedroom. Back to the Bedroom is the story of a young woman with the soul of a birthday cake living in a bran muffin house — and a nice-looking guy with the substance of a bran muffin living in a birthday cake. They share some misadventures, some romantic moments, some misunderstandings, and ultimately they turn into wedding cake. And for Plum fans, you’ll be interested to find that this was the first of the four romances to feature Elsie Hawkins, the prototype for Grandma Mazur. Janet Evanovich

Bachman Books

Four of Richard Bachman’s eerie works are gathered here in a posthumous edition. They are Rage, a story of stunning psychological horror about an “estra” ordinary high school student; “The Long Walk,” a contest with death; “Roadwork, …

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Babylon Confidential: A Memoir of Love, Sex, and Addiction

When actress Claudia Christian flees a troubled childhood and moves to Hollywood at age 17, she steps through the looking glass into another world.
From the set of *Dallas* to her starring role on the sci-fi series *Babylon 5*, Claudia’s affairs with billionaires, supermodels, rock stars, and celebrities are mixed with shootings, stalking, heartbreak, and betrayal. Onset and off, drama follows Claudia—an alcohol-fueled coke run and makeout session with a bridesmaid on her wedding day; her tempestuous, love-hate relationship with actor Angus Macfadyen; the conspiracy theories surrounding her ex-husband’s death; and a 20-year on-and-off relationship with billionaire Dodi Fayed before he dated Princess Diana. Hollywood life takes its toll on Claudia as she descends into alcohol addiction and a desperate battle to reclaim her life.
Rehab, alternative treatments, and even hypnotism can’t break the cycle of alcohol abuse that threatens to destroy Claudia. Close to despair she discovers The Sinclair Method, a treatment that saves her life.
Sometimes shocking, often humorous, always captivating — *Babylon Confidential* is a story of hope that will inspire and enlighten you.

Baby Moll

Six years after quitting the Florida Mob, Peter Mallory is about to be dragged back in. 
Stalked by a vicious killer and losing his hold on power, Mallory’s old boss needs help – the kind of help only a man like Mallory can provide.  But behind the walls of the fenced-in island compound he once called home, Mallory is about to find himself surrounded by beautiful women, by temptation, and by danger – and one wrong step could trigger a bloodbath…* *


This story collection contains: The Two-Centimeter Demon; One Night of Song; The Smile That Loses; To the Victor; The Dim Rumble; Saving Humanity; A Matter of Principle; The Evil Drink Does; Writing Time; Dashing Through the Snow; Logic is Logic; He Travels the Fastest; The Eye of the Beholder; More Things in Heaven and Earth; The Mind’s Construction; The Flights of Spring; Galatea; and Flight of Fancy. Cover by Robert Goldstrum. In 1986, Isaac Asimov was presented with the Nebula Grand Masters Award for lifetime achievement.

Ayn Rand Reader

Ayn Rand Reader by Ayn Rand
**The Fountainhead**, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made **Ayn Rand** famous. An impassioned proponent of reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume.Containing excerpts from all her novels—including **Atlas Shrugged, Anthem**, and **We The Living—The Ayn Rand Reader** is a perfect introduction for those who have never read Rand, and provides teachers with an excellent guide to the basics of her viewpoint.

The Ayn Rand Lexicon

The Ayn Rand Lexiconbrings together for the first time all the key ideas of her philosophy of Objectivism, organised alphabetically by topic. Through excerpts culled from Ayn Rand’s many articles, lectures, and books, this work presents the Objectivist view on some 400 topics in philosophy, politics, art, economics, and psychology. The Lexiconthus serves as a mini-encyclopedia of Objectivism, complete with a conceptual index and extensive cross-references. The Lexiconis both an intriguing introduction for the newcomer and a comprehensive sourcebook for readers already familiar with Objectivist ideas. Begun under Ayn Rand’s personal supervision, this unique volume is an invaluable guide to her philosophy of reason, self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism – the philosophy so brilliantly dramatised in her novels The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Atlas Shrugged.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

Hooman Majd, acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah, has a unique perspective on his Iranian homeland. In this vivid, warm and humorous insider’s account, he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see, meeting opium-smoking clerics, women cab drivers and sartorially challenged presidential officials, among others.

Revealing a country where both t-shirt wearing teenagers and religious martyrs express pride in their Persian origins, that is deeply religious yet highly cosmopolitan, authoritarian yet reformist, this is the one book you should read to understand Iran and Iranians today.

Captivating … wise and witty … essential reading * GQ * Illuminating, critical and affectionate * Economist, Books of the Year * Westerners who tend to seek out only Iranians who talk and think like themselves should use this as a guide * Financial Times * Mr President, if you are serious about negotiating with Iran, you need … the best book on contemporary Iranian culture and all of its complexities and contradictions. Don’t go to Tehran without it * Washington Monthly, What Obama Should Read’ * The best book yet written on the contradictions of contemporary Iran … it captures like no book in recent memory the ethos of the country, in elegant and precise prose * LA Times * It is rare to have this perspective delivered in English with such richness and nuance – it is a perspective quite distinct from the reportorial assembly work of Western reporters or the pained laments of Iranian exiles . . . one hopes that American policymakers will take the time to absorb this book * Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars * Majd’s cosmopolitan perspective permeates his book . . . an impressionistic collection of reporting, memoir, travelogue and commentary * Washington Post *
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