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Lone survivor: the eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL team 10

SUMMARY:
In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive.This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, but it is also the story of his team who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left, blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing.Over the next four days, badly injured and presumed dead, Luttrell fought off six al Qaeda assassins who were sent to finish him off, then crawled for seven miles through the mountains before he was taken in a a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the circling Taliban killers.

Lone Eagle

Lone Eagle by Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel’s fifty-first bestselling novel tells the story of an extraordinary man, the woman who loved him, and a bond so powerful it could never be broken. It is about finding the courage to let someone you love fly free….
The phone call came on a snowy December afternoon. Kate was certain it was Joe, the brilliant, visionary man who had been her soulmate, her driving force since the night they met, almost thirty-four years before. What she got was the one call she had never wanted, and didn’t expect.
As the snow continued to fall, Kate’s mind drifted back, to the moment when she and Joe first met. She had been just seventeen and he was young, powerful, dazzling, and different from any man she’d ever known.
It was just days before Christmas, 1940. The war is raging in Europe when Kate Jamison makes her debut in New York City. In a room filled with the scions of East Coast society and the leading political figures of the day, it is Joe Allbright who catches Kate’s eye.
At twenty-nine, Joe is the brilliant protege of Charles Lindbergh, and already a legend in flying circles for his record-breaking speed and state-of-the-art airplane designs. All Kate sees is a tall, strikingly handsome man who seems at once awkward and larger-than-life, like a shining star — just out of reach. Joe, too, is caught off balance by his response to Kate, seeing in this beautiful young woman vitality and youth, the lifelong soulmate he never expected to find.
As the months pass, they will meet again, forging a bond that will set the course of both their lives. Kate will go off to study at Radcliffe. Joe will skyrocket to fame in modern aviation. Joe’s planes are his life, his passion. But irresistibly drawn to her, like moth to flame, he always comes back to Kate. Even after the long, dark years of World War II, when Kate was sure she had finally lost him completely, Joe returns.
Never willing to stay, always needing to fly away. As planes are for him, Joe is the passion in her life.
When the war is over, at twenty-four Kate wants marriage and a family. Joe wants the world, his limitless horizons, and the unique aviation empire he is building. Unwilling to wait any longer, Kate moves on with her life. But when a chance encounter brings them together again, the time has finally come to make a choice, one that will have profound consequences for them both for the rest of their lives.
Against a vivid backdrop of war and thrilling innovation, Danielle Steel breathes life into history, weaving an intensely human story that spans three decades, of two intensely different people who, in spite of themselves, are irrevocably woven into the fabric of each other’s lives.
With rare insight and emotional power, she brings to life a tale of unconditional love, sacrifice, and compromise—the joining of two remarkable halves into a single, far more powerful whole. It is a novel of extraordinary grace and compassion from a master storyteller, perhaps the best story she has told.

London Bridges

SUMMARY: This is the tenth book in the Alex Cross series. Alex Cross, FBI agent, is back in his most explosive adventure yet. And so is the Wolf. And so is the Weasel. Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A town in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction and the thought of such dark genius at work makes Alex’s blood run cold. Cross is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger. Full of the high-voltage action and enthralling intrigue for which James Patterson is best known, LONDON BRIDGES is an unforgettable thriller that will grip you from cover to cover.

London – Eyewitness Travel Guide

*DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks*
Find your corner of London with this essential travel guide to this great city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you’ve even packed your case – step back in time at the Tower of London and the British Museum, get a bird’s eye view of London from the Shard, or relax in Hyde Park. The DK Eyewitness Guide to London covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won’t miss a thing.
**-Gorgeous, all-new colour photography** so you can imagine yourself there
-**Reasons to love London**: world-class museums, lively local markets, pomp and pageantry – what will yours be?
-**See London from a different angle** – 24 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the city
-**A year-long calendar of events in London** gives a selection of local events and festivals for all seasons
-**Sturdy, laminated** pull-out city map gives transport information and Tube map
-**Expert advice** covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
-**Over 20 detailed, colour maps** help you navigate the city with ease
-**Expert tips **to make memories that last – where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
-**The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop**
-**Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries** take you on a tour of each area, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.
-**Hand-drawn illustrations** show the inside of the must-see attractions, including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament
**-Covers **Westminster and Whitehall; Mayfair and St James’s; Soho and Trafalgar Square; Covent Garden and the Strand; Holborn and the Inns of Court; Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia; King’s Cross, Camden and Islington; the City; Shoreditch and Spitalfields; Southwark and Bankside; South Bank; Chelsea and Battersea; South Kensington and Knightsbridge; Kensington, Holland Park and Notting Hill; Regent’s Park and Marylebone; Hampstead and Highgate; Greenwich and Canary Wharf; plus sights beyond the city.
**DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London** is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you create your own unique trip.
*DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. *
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Staying for longer? Try our **DK Eyewitness guide to Great Britain.**
**About DK Eyewitness Travel**: For 25 years, DK’s beautifully practical Eyewitness guides have been combining inspiring ideas and expert advice with easy-to-read maps and vivid photography to inform and enrich your holiday. This year they have been given a stunning new look that you will love even more. DK is the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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Lolita

Despite its lascivious reputation, the pleasures of Lolita are as much intellectual as erogenous. It is a love story with the power to raise both chuckles and eyebrows. Humbert Humbert is a European intellectual adrift in America, haunted by memories of a lost adolescent love. When he meets his ideal nymphet in the shape of 12-year-old Dolores Haze, he constructs an elaborate plot to seduce her, but first he must get rid of her mother. In spite of his diabolical wit, reality proves to be more slippery than Humbert’s feverish fantasies, and Lolita refuses to conform to his image of the perfect lover.
**Recensie(s)**

He did us all an honour by electing to use, and transform, our language. * Anthony Burgess * Nabokov can move you to laughter in the way that masters can – to laughter that is near to tears. * The Guardian * There’s no funnier monster in modern literature than poor, doomed Humbert Humbert. * The Independent *
(source: Bol.com)

Lola Carlyle Reveals All

When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very — ahem — *private* photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there’s sun and — she thinks — safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she’s blissfully napping on is “commandeered” by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government.
It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth — his cover’s been blown, he’s on the run, and now he’s confronted by a very angry — and beautiful — woman. He’s seen Lola before — barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she’s more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy… and a pain in the butt. And that’s before she blows up the ship!
Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it’s getting very hot — not just from the sun — and Lola is about to reveal it all…
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### Descrizione del libro
Sun, sea and a sexy government agent on the run… it can only mean one thing – Rachel Gibson is back!
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When ex-supermoddel Lola Carlyle learns that some very — ahem — *private* photos of herself are being peddled on the Internet, she hides out where there’s sun and — she thinks — safety, until the gossip dies out. Then the private yacht she’s blissfully napping on is “commandeered” by some man who says his name is Max Zamora, and that he works for the government.
It sounds crazy, but Max is telling the truth — his cover’s been blown, he’s on the run, and now he’s confronted by a very angry — and beautiful — woman. He’s seen Lola before — barely clothed on covers of fashion magazines. But she’s more beautiful in person. From the top of her pert blonde head to the tips of her little painted toes, Max finds her sexy, curvy… and a pain in the butt. And that’s before she blows up the ship!
Now, the unlikely pair is stranded in the middle of the ocean, it’s getting very hot — not just from the sun — and Lola is about to reveal it all…

Loco Motive: A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery

“Daheim writes with wit, wisdom, and a big heart. I love her books.”—Carolyn Hart Another deft and daffy Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from the indomitable Mary Daheim—“The reigning Queen of the Cozies” (Portland Oregonian)—Loco Motive races full speed ahead with mystery and hilarity, as B&B hostess and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigal Flynn and her cousin Renie find their train ride to Boston has been derailed by murder most foul.

Locked On

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> Tom Clancy’s All-Star lineup is back. Jack Ryan, his son, Jack Jr., John Clark Ding Chavez and the rest of the Campus team are facing their greatest challenge ever.
**Jack Ryan, Sr. has made a momentous choice. He’s running for President of the United States again and thus giving up a peaceful retirement to help his country in its darkest hour. But he doesn’t anticipate the treachery of his opponent, who uses trumped up charges to attack one of Ryan’s closest comrades, John Clark.
Now, Clark is in a race against time and must travel the world, staying one step ahead of his adversaries, including a shadowy organization tasked to bring him in, all while trying to find who is behind this.
Meanwhile, Jack Ryan, Jr., Ding Chavez, Dominick Caruso and other members of the Campus-the top secret off-the-books intelligence agency founded by Jack Ryan during his first term in the White House-deal with a question of their own: Why is a Pakistani military officer meeting with Dagestani terrorists? The answer will ultimately lead to a desperate struggle, with nothing short of the fate of the world at stake.

Loch

Loch by Paul Zindel, George Guidall
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Sonar screens stalk the astonishing, massive water creatures that have been sighted in a remote Vermont lake. Fifteen-year-old Loch Perkins is aboard the Revelation, a high-tech search yacht, when the first creature explodes from the deep. With deadly, frightening power, it almost devours his girlfriend, Sarah, the daughter of a wealthy publishing mogul. The expedition’s photographer — hoping for a shot that will make his career — is not as lucky….Suddenly the hunters have become the hunted.
In the days that follow, Loch plays a deadly game to save those he loves from the jaws of these prehistoric killing machines. At the same time, he tries to prevent the creatures from being destroyed by a man who will stop at nothing to be the first to obtain proof that one of the world’s most enduring legends is based upon fact.
Paul Zindel’S *LOCH* is an edge-of-the-chair, electrifying rite of passage — with teeth.Recently, locals near a remote, deep Vermont lake reported sighting massive water creatures. Fifteen-year-old Loch is thrilled to find himself part of an expedition to prove that one of the century’s most enduring legends could indeed be based upon astonishing fact. Then, suddenly trapped at the end of the lake by a wall of skiffs, trawlers, and a high-tech search yacht, one of the dagger-toothed beasts explodes from the deep with deadly, frightening power. Now, the hunters have become the hunted. In the hours that follow, Loch must use every ounce of his courage to rescue the ones he loves from the jaws of these prehistoric killing machines—and discover a way to prevent these mysteriously intelligent creatures from beingexterminated. “Fast, furious, and masterful.”—K.
1995 Recommended Books for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA)
1995 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
Author Biography: Paul Zindel who won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for *The Effects of Gamma Rays On Man-In-the-Moon Marigolds,*once again draws upon his scientific background for *Reef Of Death.* His most recent books for Harper Collins include *The Doom Stone* and *Loch,* both Recommended books for the Reluctant YA Reader (ALA), and the tragicomic memoir *The Pigman & Me,* which *School Library Journal* said in a starred review “allows readers a glimpse of Zindel’s youth, gives them insight into some of his fictional characters, and provides many examples of universal experiences that will make them laugh and cry.”* The Pigman & Me* was both a 1993 ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a 1993 ALA Notable Children’s Book.
Mr. Zindel lives in Montague, New Jersey.

Living Dead in Dallas

Living Dead in Dallas (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire Series #2) by Charlaine Harris
**The second novel in #1 *New York Times* bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “addictively entertaining”(*Locus*) Sookie Stackhouse series.
**Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her—her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton—she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them.
Soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave—and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly…

Live Girls

THE CULT CLASSIC THAT CHANGED VAMPIRE FICTION FOREVER When Davey Owen loses his girlfriend and his job, he seeks solace in the seedy darkness of Times Square’s Live Girls. Inside its peepshow booth, Davey finds a hypnotic fantasy, an irresistible ecstasy, an obsession. Soon, the beautiful dancer Anja offers him an insatiable demonic kiss, and with that Davey seals his fate as one of the eternal damned. Can Davey, along with newspaper man Walter Benedek, unravel the mystery of Live Girls before Davey loses his soul? Or are they being pulled, spiraling down toward something sinister and … oozing … in the club’s basement? With 1987’s fan favorite Live Girls, author Ray Garton broke new ground in the world of horror novels. Visceral, erotic, unforgiving―the images in this book will haunt you. That’s not a warning … it’s a promise. “Gripping, original, and sly. I finished it in one bite.” -Dean Koontz “The most nightmarish vampire story I have ever read.” ―Ramsey Campbell Don’t miss Garton’s other horror novels from E-Reads, including the sequel to LIVE GIRLS, NIGHT LIFE, and his other fan favorites RAVENOUS, BESTIAL, DARK CHANNEL, and THE NEW NEIGHBOR.
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Live and let die: a James Bond novel

SUMMARY: Beautiful, fortune – telling Solitaire is the prisoner and tool of Mr Big: master of fear, artist in crime and Voodoo Baron of Death. But James Bond has no time for hocus pocus. He knows that this criminal heavy hitter is also a top SMERSH operative and a real threat. More than that, after tracking him through the jazz joints of Harlem, to the everglades and on to the Caribbean, 007 has realized that Big is one of the most dangerous men he has ever faced…

Little Women

Generations of readers young and old, male and female, have fallen in love with the March sisters of Louisa May Alcott’s most popular and enduring novel, *Little Women*. Here are talented tomboy and author-to-be Jo, tragically frail Beth, beautiful Meg, and romantic, spoiled Amy, united in their devotion to each other and their struggles to survive in New England during the Civil War.
It is no secret that Alcott based *Little Women* on her own early life. While her father, the freethinking reformer and abolitionist Bronson Alcott, hobnobbed with such eminent male authors as Emerson, Thoreau, and Hawthorne, Louisa supported herself and her sisters with �woman’s work,” including sewing, doing laundry, and acting as a domestic servant. But she soon discovered she could make more money writing. *Little Women* brought her lasting fame and fortune, and far from being the �girl’s book” her publisher requested, it explores such timeless themes as love and death, war and peace, the conflict between personal ambition and family responsibilities, and the clash of cultures between Europe and America.

The Little Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published *The Little Prince* in 1943, only a year before his Lockheed P-38 vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. More than a half century later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power. The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little, well, prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. “In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don’t dare disobey,” the narrator recalls. “Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket.” And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator’s imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.
The Little Prince describes his journey from planet to planet, each tiny world populated by a single adult. It’s a wonderfully inventive sequence, which evokes not only the great fairy tales but also such monuments of postmodern whimsy as Italo Calvino’s *Invisible Cities*. And despite his tone of gentle bemusement, Saint-Exupéry pulls off some fine satiric touches, too. There’s the king, for example, who commands the Little Prince to function as a one-man (or one-boy) judiciary:
> I have good reason to believe that there is an old rat living somewhere on my planet. I hear him at night. You could judge that old rat. From time to time you will condemn him to death. That way his life will depend on your justice. But you’ll pardon him each time for economy’s sake. There’s only one rat.
The author pokes similar fun at a businessman, a geographer, and a lamplighter, all of whom signify some futile aspect of adult existence. Yet his tale is ultimately a tender one–a heartfelt exposition of sadness and solitude, which never turns into *Peter Pan*-style treacle. Such delicacy of tone can present real headaches for a translator, and in her 1943 translation, Katherine Woods sometimes wandered off the mark, giving the text a slightly wooden or didactic accent. Happily, Richard Howard (who did a fine nip-and-tuck job on Stendhal’s *The Charterhouse of Parma* in 1999) has streamlined and simplified to wonderful effect. The result is a new and improved version of an indestructible classic, which also restores the original artwork to full color. “Trying to be witty,” we’re told at one point, “leads to lying, more or less.” But Saint-Exupéry’s drawings offer a handy rebuttal: they’re fresh, funny, and like the book itself, rigorously truthful. *–James Marcus*

Little Brother

After being interrogated by the Department of Homeland Security after a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, Marcus is released into what is now a police state and uses his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
**Recensie(s)**

I’d recommend Little Brother’ over pretty much any book I’ve read this year. Because I think it’ll change lives. It’s a wonderful, important book’ Neil GaimanCory Doctorow’s novel could hardly be more relevant, scary and eye-opening … seriously entertaining.’ The TimesA cracking read’ GuardianA well structured and superbly executed thriller with breakneck pacing and an emotional payoff to boot. Engaging, thought provoking, and at times harrowing.SciFi NowAn entertaining thriller and a thoughtful polemic on Internet-era civil rights … a terrific read’ New York TimesA compulsive and chillingly credible read … would make a great discussion for any reading group’ New BooksA tale of struggle familiar to any teenager, about those moments when you choose what your life is going to mean.’ Steven Gould, author of Jumper’A timely and at times frightening read that is sure to resonate with a generation of computer-savvy teens, but also with those who have never heard of an arphid or re-built a hard drive’ Sun Herald (Australia)Doctorow’s ambitious set-up spawns a fast-paced tale of triumph …rife with snappy dialogue and breathtaking scope … an exceptional, eye-opening novel that everyone should read’ Canberra Times
(source: Bol.com)

The Little Book of Bettie

The Little Book of Bettie: Taking a Page from the Queen of Pinups by Tori Rodriguez
**A lifestyle guide inspired by the Queen of Pinups — Bettie Page –* The Little Book of Bettie* offers real advice on fashion, makeup, fitness, and more for today’s modern woman who loves a little dose of retro.**
The celebrated Queen of Pinups styled her own iconic hair, did her own makeup, fashioned her own swimsuits, and was ahead of her time in endless ways, making her a source of inspiration to stars like Madonna, *Beyoncé*, and Katy Perry. Against the backdrop of the conservative 1950s, Bettie Page was an advocate of pleasure, fun, liberation, and body-positivity. There’s so much to be learned from her! Within *The Little Book of Bettie* you’ll find:
* Bettie’s remarkable backstory
* Retro fashion and styling tips
* Vintage hair and makeup lessons
* Bettie-inspired fitness routines
* DIY pinup accessory how-tos
* Advice from “Bettie Babes” like Dita Von Teese, modern-day pinups and entertainers, and everyday women who love Bettie!
Filled with both color and black-and-white images, *The Little Book of Bettie* is a beautifully gifty, celebratory look at the groundbreaking style of one of the greatest icons of pop culture.