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Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

Television host, razor sharp political pundit, and #1 bestselling author Bill O’Reilly focuses in on where we all stand in the Age of Obama in Pinheads and Patriots. In this brave, hard-hitting, provocative volume, the author of Culture Warrior and A Bold, Fresh Piece of Humanity guides Americans through the extensive transformations sweeping their country and explains exactly what these profound changes mean for every one of us.

Pimp (Hard Case Crime)

Reteaming a decade after their award-nominated first collaboration, Bruen and Starr complete the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.
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“In Bruen and Starr s scattershot fourth Max Fisher noir (after 2008 s”The Max”), a new designer drug called PIMP (an acronym for”peyote,” “insulin,” “mescaline,” and”psychosis”) is poised to give the ne er-do-well New York City businessman (i.e., drug dealer) another shot at the big time. Since the first book in the series, 2006 s”Bust,” in which Max and his secretary, Angela Petrakos, plotted to kill his wife, Max has fallen on hard times, appearing after his plastic surgery like Philip Seymour Hoffman after the autopsy. Meanwhile, Angela has stumbled as well, making a living in porn. But she s caught a break, too. In a metafictional twist, a movie of”Bust”is in heated development, and she s determined to produce and star. The usual torrent of pop culture references (and relentless self-references) heap satire on filmmaking and crime writing as Bruen and Starr take a comic look back at their initial collaboration. Longtime fans may enjoy the 10th-anniversary antics, but new readers might want to start with”Bust”and work their way up.” – –Publishers Weekly
“I want to kill these guys except I can t stop laughing long enough.” –Lee Child
“Perfect for those who like to laugh while the blood flows.” –Booklist
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Reteaming a decade after their award-nominated first collaboration, Bruen and Starr complete the saga of wannabe druglord Max Fisher and his one-time assistant Angela, now working in the capital of sin and depravity: Hollywood.

The Pillars of the World

**The first novel in *New York Times* bestselling author Anne Bishop’s Tir Alainn Trilogy.**
The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses that things are changing—changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured. And Ari is no longer safe.

The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone.

Where harmony between the spiritual and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant chord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune.

And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World…

The Pillars of the Earth

#1 New York Times BestsellerOprah’s Book Club SelectionThe “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. Look out for Ken’s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.“Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal.  The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

The Pilgram of Hate

SUMMARY: This omnibus contains three stories featuring Brother Cadfael, the 12th century Welsh monk and herbalist of Shrewsbury Abbey, who uses his skills amd knowledge to solve murder mysteries..

Pigs of Paradise

**“The Bahamas are famous for sun, sand—and swimming pigs.” —*National Geographic***
In the middle of paradise, with billionaires and celebrities for neighbors, is an island populated only by swimming pigs. For decades, this archipelago of 365 islands would remain largely unknown to the world. It would not be a ruthless pirate, pioneering loyalists, a notorious drug kingpin, or the infamous Fyre Festival that would unveil Exuma to the world, but rather the most unlikely of creatures. Appearing in magazines, videos, newspapers, commercials, TV shows, and countless selfies, the Swimming Pigs of Exuma, in the Bahamas, have become a bucket-list sensation and have been named one of the marvels of the universe.
But how did they reach this celebrity status? What made them so famous? And why, in February 2017, did so many of them die?
*Pigs of Paradise* is an unlikely story of humble beginnings and a swift rise to stardom. With interviews from historians, world-renowned ecologists, famous pig owners, and boat captains, it thoughtfully considers what this phenomenon says about not only these animals but also about us.
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Pieces of Eight

Six was always there, even when I didn’t want him.
But he couldn’t hold me together, and I couldn’t be his penance.
Loss is a phantom limb. No one can see it, but the ache torments you in the night, distracts you during the day, and leaves you fragmented. I’m half a heart, half a soul, and nothing could cure the pieces he’d left behind.
Losing him was safer than loving him. Because the love that kept us coming back again and again was nothing short of madness.
But then, isn’t mad love the most honest?

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics) by Oscar Wilde, I.N.J. Culbard, Ian Edginton
“Youth! Youth! There is absolutely nothing in the world worth having but youth!”
*The Picture of Dorian Gray* is a graphic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic work, stunningly re-imagined by writer Ian Edginton and artist I.N.J. Culbard. This Gothic morality tale is the story of a man who, taken by his own beauty, pledges his soul in a desperate bid for eternal youth. But when his wish is granted, things go terribly wrong. A painting of Dorian begins to age in his place, while Dorian himself becomes a dangerous narcissist who destroys everyone standing in his way until the day he is forced to come face to face with the ugliness of his own conscience.

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

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Flamboyant and controversial, Oscar Wilde was a dazzling personality, a master of wit, and a dramatic genius whose sparkling comedies contain some of the most brilliant dialogue ever written for the English stage. Here in one volume are his immensely popular novel, *The Picture of Dorian Gray*; his last literary work, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol,” a product of his own prison experience; and four complete plays: Lady Windermere’s Fan, his first dramatic success, *An Ideal Husband*, which pokes fun at conventional morality, *The Importance of Being Earnest*, his finest comedy, and *Salomé*, a portrait of uncontrollable love originally written in French and faithfully translated by Richard Ellmann.
Every selection appears in its entirety–a marvelous collection of outstanding works by the incomparable Oscar Wilde, who’s been aptly called “a lord of language” by Max Beerbohm.

Photoshop CC Digital Classroom 2018 Edition

Quickly learn Adobe Photoshop CC with this book and downloadable lesson files – fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for designers, web developers, and photographers. The newest version of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) includes more great tools to manage and edit images. This book delivers full-color, step-by-step instructions that make learning Photoshop easy to understand. You’ll explore how to work with layers, use filters, and create images for web, print, and video. Learn Photoshop at your own pace led by Jennifer Smith, an expert instructor from American Graphics Institute. Fully updated for Photoshop CC 2018.• Discover essential skills for working quickly and efficiently with Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud)• Includes step-by-step instructions for each lesson, along with lesson files that complement the topics• Learn Photoshop retouching, layers, selections, painting, and more.• Find out how to create fantastic effects and merge multiple images together.Photoshop CC Digital Classroom takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics. Learn the information you need about how to use Photoshop, presented in a clear, approachable way.

PhotoCity Paris

One photographer. One complete picture. We present 24 hours in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cities. From sunrise to after sunset, from famous landmarks to lesser-known neighbourhoods, this celebration of Paris is packed with local insights and visual stories to showcase what makes the city truly great.
As a chronological day-in-the-life story, this photobook captures the city’s early risers to late-night clubbers, its chaotic, busy streets and oases of calm, striking architecture and green, open spaces. As a portrait of local life, it provides an intimate, insider’s guide to Paris, documenting its patchwork of neighbourhoods and the people who call them home.
** *PhotoCity Paris* ** is the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the city, while making a great companion for those who know and love the City of Light.
Also available: ** *PhotoCity London* ** and ** *PhotoCity New York* **.
**About Lonely Planet: **Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.
**Note:** The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

PhotoCity New York

One photographer. One complete picture. We present 24 hours in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cities. From sunrise to after sunset, from famous landmarks to lesser-known neighbourhoods, this celebration of New York is packed with local insights and visual stories to showcase what makes the city truly great.
As a chronological day-in-the-life story, this photobook captures the city’s early risers to late-night clubbers, its chaotic, busy streets and oases of calm, striking architecture and green, open spaces. As a portrait of local life, it provides an intimate, insider’s guide to New York, documenting its patchwork of neighbourhoods and the people who call them home.
** *PhotoCity New York* ** is the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the city, while making a great companion for those who know and love the Big Apple.
Also available: ** *PhotoCity London* ** and ** *PhotoCity Paris* **.
**About Lonely Planet: **Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more
**Important Notice:** The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Photo Finish

Murder and mayhem strike when a small group of people are confined to an island in the middle of a New Zealand lake in one of Ngaio Marsh’s last – and best – novels. The luxury mansion on New Zealand’s Lake Waihoe was the ideal place for the world-famous soprano to rest after her triumphant tour. Chief Superintendent Alleyn and his wife were among the house guests – but theirs was not a social visit. When tragedy struck, the peace of the island was shattered. With a houseful of suspects, now isolated by one of the lake’s sudden storms, Alleyn was to face one of his trickiest cases…
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Vintage Marsh – presents a neat puzzle, sparkling writing and the civilized veneer that characterize most of her books.’ NEW YORK TIMES If my other authors can write as well as this in celebration of their 80th birthday, the Crime Club list will be assured for a very long time to come.’ ELIZABETH WALTER, Ngaio Marsh’s editor A brilliant, vivacious teller of detective novels.’ NEWS CHRONICLE The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.’ THE SUN
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PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook

As more and more of our online life and daily activities evolve into the mobile landscape it has never been of more importance to start venturing into the world of mobile applications.
With PhoneGap, you can put your existing development skills and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge to great use by creating mobile apps for cross-platform devices.
“PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook” will show you how to create native mobile applications for multiple device platforms using the PhoneGap API. You will learn to build dynamic applications that interact with the native functionality on the device to create a rich, interactive experience for your users.
This is a cookbook with each section written as a recipe in an informal, friendly style. Each recipe contains the complete code needed to build your applications, and plenty of screenshots showing the completed projects running on devices are included to assist you.
“PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook” will introduce the PhoneGap API to you in clear, concise sections, breaking down each recipe to achieve realistic working projects that can be applied to your own mobile applications.
You will be shown how to use the mobile development framework to build applications that can be deployed and run on multiple mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry.
This book will explore the various methods and functions available using the API, and how to write code that interacts with the native functions, including geolocation sensors, contacts database, and native button events of the device to create powerful applications ready for the market place.
“PhoneGap Mobile Application Development Cookbook” will help you break into the world of mobile application development. Build mobile applications in code you’re comfortable with, create a richer user experience for your users and become part of the ever-growing mobile market place.
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Phantoms

**“*Phantoms* is gruesome and unrelenting…It’s well realized, intelligent, and humane.”—Stephen King**
They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body, strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.
At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.
But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined…
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“Scary and stylish.”—*Los Angeles Times
*“First-rate…scary and plausible.”—*Publishers Weekly
*“Gruesome and unrelenting.”—Stephen King
“Stunning. *Phantoms* is an instant classic.”—*Chicago Sun-Times
*“Koontz has outdone himself.”—*Philadelphia Daily News
***More Praise for Dean Koontz
**“Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth.”—*The Seattle Times
*“Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose….‘Serious’ writers…might do well to examine his technique.”—*The New York Times Book Review
*“Lyrical writing and compelling characters…Koontz stands alone.”—Associated Press
“In every industry there exist ‘artists’ that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz…is among these artisans.”—*Suspense Magazine
*“[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.”—*Los Angeles Times
*“Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America…novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good…[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift.”—*Publishers Weekly*
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A terrifying story of horror and suspense that strikes deep fear throughout its journey to the chilling truth

Phantom

SUMMARY: On the day she awoke remembering nothing but her name, Kahlan Amnell became the most dangerous woman alive.  For everyone else, that was the day that the world began to end.As her husband, Richard, desperately searches for his beloved, whom only he remembers, he knows that if she doesn’t soon discover who she really is, she will unwittingly become the instrument that will unleash annihilation.  But Kahlan learns that if she ever were to unlock the truth of her lost identity, then evil itself would finally possess her, body and soul.If she is to survive in a murky world of deception and betrayal, where life is not only cheap but fleeting, Kahlan must find out why she is such a central figure in the war-torn world swirling around her.  What she uncovers are secrets darker than she could ever have imagined.