• Young Adult Fiction

Belle of the Brawl


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316121681
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2110
Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writers, musicians, and inventors. It's a dream come true for one hundred lucky girls, but those not measuring up will be sent home at any time, for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be? Skye Hamilton For Skye, breaking boys' hearts is easier than one-two-plie. But if she hurts emo-freak Sydney, Shira will send her packing. Skye's only choice? Make him dump her first! But how can she convince robo-Romeo she's not his Juliet? Charlie Deery Charlie's brilliant brain designed almost everything on Alpha Island, but her broken heart could never get over Darwin Brazille. Now she has a chance to get him back. But to say hello to true love, she may have to say buh-bye to her friendship with Allie A... Allie A. Abbot After being exposed as an Allie J. imposter, Allie A. is as worthless as a five time markdown on the clearance shoe rack. But the real stain on her suede bootie? She still hasn't found her talent. And with girls leaving faster than you can say "Beta", will Allie A. be the next to go? If at first you don't succeed, you're not an alpha.

    • History

Belle of the Brawl

Letters Home from a B-17 Bombardier
Author: Gary A Best
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752466488
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 6673
This wartime biography follows the life of a Second World War B-17 bombardier from the beginning of the war to its conclusion. Based on the 150 letters the airman, Fred Lull, wrote home to his mother, much of the horror of what he experienced of the wing of his plane, aircraft destroyed, dismemberment by flak, go unshared. Fred did not want his mother to worry and could not tell her: "I noticed some movement and a flash of light out of the corner of my right eye. The plane that had been flying right next to us had exploded and simply disappeared." Using the bombardier's combat flight record, research data and interviews of former B-17 crewmembers, the story unfolds, breaking through the barrier of an unwillingness and inability to tell loved ones of the smell and taste of war.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Top of the Feud Chain


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316126152
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 1863
Alpha Academy: Where betas get booted. Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy on exotic Alpha Island to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writes, musicians, and inventors. It' s a dream come true for one hundred lucky girls, but those not measuring up can be sent home at any time, for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be? Skye Hamilton Is stepping up her game as Shira sheds Alpha Academy girls faster than skin from a will-pumiced foot. There's just one thing standing in her way: island bad boy Taz Brazille. Can Skye keep a dancer's poise, or will Taz throw her off the music once and for all? Allie A. Abbott Finally knows who she really is, and nothing is going to bring her down. Not even AJ, who just can't let go of the past. But she can Bring. It. On. Allie's come too far to be sent home without a fight. Charlie Deery After bouncing like a dashboard hula doll between Allie and Darwin, Charlie finally has her BFF and Brazille beau by her side. But as the competition on Alpha Island reaches its boiling point, will her drive to win make her lose what matters most? If at first you don't succeed, you're not an alpha.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Movers & Fakers


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316088552
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 240
View: 5754
At OCD the losers are tormented. At Alpha Academy, they're sent home. Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top?

    • Fiction

Bel of the Brawl

A Belfast McGrath Mystery
Author: Maggie McConnon
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 125007729X
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3856
Bel McGrath loves her work as a wedding chef. But with her latest event set to take place at Shamrock Manor, she just can’t seem to catch a break. The Casey wedding has left her with ten thousand greenbacks in the hole, a missing staff member, and a dead groom. Now, in between Guinness beers and pub brawls, Bel must find a way to crack the case—even though what she should be cracking are eggs into the batter of the wedding cake. A good Irish girl’s work is never done. . . What begins as local town fodder for an episode of “Wedding Gone Wild” is turning into “Gangsters with Guns.” With the Casey family spiraling out of control, and billable McGrath hours being lost by the minute, Bel is definitely in too deep. With all these shenanigans, she barely has time to obsess over her new boyfriend and her own unsolved mystery from years ago! Time is running out on getting the next couple down the aisle before the so-called luck of the Irish takes a deadly turn... Bel of the Brawl will keep Maggie McConnon's fans, new and old, guessing.

    • History

The Influence of Airpower upon History

Statesmanship, Diplomacy, and Foreign Policy since 1903
Author: Robin Higham,Mark Parillo
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140722
Category: History
Page: 328
View: 6776
From early zeppelins, to the Luftwaffe and the Enola Gay, to the unmanned aerial vehicles of today, air power has long been regarded as an invaluable instrument of war. However, nations have employed aircraft for many other purposes as well; they provide security and surveillance, and they are vital to myriad diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. Air power has become a means for statesmen to advance a variety of goals, opening up new possibilities and problems in times of peace as well as war. The Influence of Air Power upon History examines the many ways in which aviation technology has impacted policymaking since 1903. It analyzes air strategy in nations around the world and explores how a country's presumed technological capability, or lack thereof, has become a crucial aspect of diplomacy. Together, the essays in this insightful volume offer a greater understanding of the history of military force and diplomatic relations in the global community.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Alphas #1


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316071323
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 272
View: 4272
At OCD the losers are tormented. At Alpha Academy, they're sent home. Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top?

    • History

Blood and Thunder


Author: Hampton Sides
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307387677
Category: History
Page: 624
View: 5818
In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert wilderness.In Blood and Thunder, Hampton Sides gives us a magnificent history of the American conquest of the West. At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend. Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation. Rich in detail and spanning more than three decades, this is an essential addition to our understanding of how the West was really won. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Pretenders


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316222348
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 2283
Three girls, two guys, five secret journals. The five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries... I am leaking these because I'm tired and I know you are too. The success bar is too high and pretending has become the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, reality TV is scripted, body parts get upgraded like software, and even professional athletes are cheating. The things we believe in aren't real. We are pretenders.

    • Social Science

Death Becomes Them

Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious
Author: Alix Strauss
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061959359
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 578
Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines on the lonely last moments of Kurt Cobain and Ernest Hemingway, Abbie Hoffman and Adolf Hitler, Dorothy Dandridge, Sigmund Freud, Hunter S. Thompson, and others. Death Becomes Them explores their sadness and madness, their accomplishments and the circumstances that led to their irreversible decision, and wishes them all a fond final good-bye.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Clique #8: Sealed with a Diss

A Clique Novel
Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316041718
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
View: 6629
Massie Block: Stands at the threshold of the most ah-mazing secret room at OCD. But to prove the Pretty Committee is worthy of the honor, the girls need dates to Skye Hamilton's "famous couples" costume party. On top of all that, Massie has to convince her old crush, Chris Abeley, to be Skye's date . . . or else they can kiss the room-and their popularity-goodbye. How will she ever get her girls suitable dates and melt Chris's heart? She'd need to be a mind reader! Luckily for the PC, alpha status just happens to come with ESP . . . not the actual superpower, but a secret weapon that shows them exactly how boy brains work. Kristen Gregory: Loves supersensitive guys, and thanks to ESP, has her eye on a boy who loves The Notebook as much as she does. So why on earth is she going to Skye's party as the Bride of Chucky? Alicia Rivera: Diss-missed her crush, Josh Hotz, for having a bizarrely clean room. Then ESP tells her Josh's sister is actually the neat freak, and suddenly hawt Hotz looks hawter than ever. Dylan Marvil: When ESP clues her in to the fact that guys-plural- like a girl who's not afraid to eat, it's all mozzarella sticks for this former Jenny Craig groupie. Will gaining six pounds make her regret trusting her sixth sense? Claire Lyons: As the only Pretty Committee girl with a real boyfriend, the date-mission should be a breeze. But when her newfound Claire-voyance tells her Cam's hiding a huh-yuge secret from her, his gifts of gummies leave a stale taste in her mouth. ESP? Extra Sucky Problem is more like it. The Clique...The only thing harder than getting in is staying in.

    • Young Adult Fiction

License to Spill


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: Poppy
ISBN: 0316222372
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1030
Three girls, two guys, five secret journals. The five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries... When our parents were growing up they were encouraged to make mistakes. That's how they learned. But us? Our mistakes go viral. There is no delete button on the Internet. What kind of future do we have if we can't escape our embarrassing pasts? I must come off as quite the hypocrite; complaining about our overexposed lives in a book of secret journals I have leaked. But these pages hold proof of how this pressure affects the "best" of us... so until the heat's turned down, keep reading.

    • History

Operation Chowhound

The Most Risky, Most Glorious US Bomber Mission of WWII
Author: Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 113727963X
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 8440
Details Operation Chowhound, a daring World War II mission in which American aircrews dropped food to Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland.

    • Fiction

The Summer of You


Author: Kate Noble
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101186666
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 7938
From the acclaimed author of Revealed comes a tale of first loves and second chances. Lady Jane Cummings is certain that her summer is ruined when she is forced to reside at isolated Merrymere Lake with her reckless brother and ailing father. Her fast-paced London society is replaced with a small town grapevine. But one bit of gossip catches Jane's attention- rumors that the lake's brooding new resident is also an elusive highwayman. Jane must face the much discussed mysterioso after he saves her brother from a pub brawl. She immediately recognizes him from London: Byrne Worth, war hero and apparent hermit-whom she finds strangely charming. The two build a fast friendship, and soon nothing can keep this Lady away from Merrymere's most wanted. Convinced of his innocence, Jane is determined to clear Byrne's name-and maybe have a little fun this summer after all.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Fate Totally Worse Than Death


Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763621896
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 6960
In this horror novel parody, three self-centered members of Cliffside High School's ruling clique, who are beginning to age rapidly, become convinced that the beautiful new exchange student is the ghost of the girl whose death they caused the year before.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley


Author: Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481403109
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2960
Convinced he should have died in the accident that killed his parents and sister, sixteen-year-old Drew lives in a hospital, hiding from employees and his past, until Rusty, set on fire for being gay, turns his life around. Includes excerpts from the superhero comic Drew creates.

Revenge of the Wannabes: A Clique Novel


Author: Lisi Harrison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606863435
Category:
Page: 296
View: 4506
Friendships are tested when Alicia, a seventh grader at Octavian Country Day School, decides to break away from the exclusive clique led by her best friend to start her own group.

    • Fiction

Their Eyes Were Watching God


Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252017780
Category: Fiction
Page: 231
View: 3148
When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

    • History

Body by Weimar

Athletes, Gender, and German Modernity
Author: Erik N. Jensen,Erik Norman Jensen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199311242
Category: History
Page: 184
View: 4055
Body by Weimar argues that male and female athletes fundamentally recast gender roles during Germany's turbulent post-World War I years and established the basis for a modern body and modern sensibility that remain with us to this day.