Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before.
Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost.
About the Author:
Robert Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Kurson began his career as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School, and practicing real estate law. Kurson's professional writing career began at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he started as a sports agate clerk and soon gained a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published "My Favorite Teacher," his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he won a National Magazine Award and was a contributing editor for years. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He lives in Chicago.
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You will receive a voucher in exchange for your purchase of The English Spy ($27.99 + tax) at Books & Books. This voucher entitles you to receive(1) one copy of The English Spy and also serves as your entry for (2) two people to Daniel Silva’s talk and book signing inside downtown’s historic Freedom Tower, home to MDC’s Museum of Art + Design.
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Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with seventeen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back—from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant hero, Gabriel Allon—art restorer, assassin, spy—has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.
Following the success of his smash hit The Heist, Daniel Silva returns with another blockbuster—a powerhouse novel that showcases his outstanding skill and brilliant imagination, and is sure to be a must read for both his multitudes of fans and growing legions of converts.
About the Author:
He has been called his generation's finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of #1 New York Times-bestselling author Daniel Silva.
Silva burst onto the scene in 1997 with his electrifying bestselling debut, The Unlikely Spy, a novel of love and deception set around the Allied invasion of France in World War II. His second and third novels, The Mark of the Assassin and The Marching Season, were also instant New York Times bestsellers and starred two of Silva's most memorable characters: CIA officer Michael Osbourne and international hit man Jean-Paul Delaroche. But it was Silva's fourth novel, The Kill Artist, which would alter the course of his career. The novel featured a character described as one of the most memorable and compelling in contemporary fiction, the art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent Gabriel Allon, and though Silva did not realize it at the time, Gabriel's adventures had only just begun. Gabriel Allon appears in Silva's next nine novels, each one more successful than the last: The English Assassin, The Confessor, A Death in Vienna, and Prince of Fire, The Messenger, The Secret Servant, Moscow Rules, Portrait of a Spy, The Rembrandt Affair, The English Girl, The Fallen Angeland The Defector. Silva's forthcoming novel, The Rembrandt Affair, will be published on July 20, 2015.
Silva knew from a very early age that he wanted to become a writer, but his first profession would be journalism. Born in Michigan, raised and educated in California, he was pursuing a master's degree in international relations when he received a temporary job offer from United Press International to help cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco. Later that year Silva abandoned his studies and joined UPI fulltime, working first in San Francisco, then on the foreign desk in Washington, and finally as Middle East correspondent in Cairo and the Persian Gulf. In 1987, while covering the Iran-Iraq war, he met NBC Today National Correspondent Jamie Gangel and they were married later that year. Silva returned to Washington and went to work for CNN and became Executive Producer of its talk show unit including shows like Crossfire, Capital Gang and Reliable Sources.
In 1995 he confessed to Jamie that his true ambition was to be a novelist. With her support and encouragement he secretly began work on the manuscript that would eventually become the instant bestseller The Unlikely Spy. He left CNN in 1997 after the book's successful publication and began writing full time. Since then all of Silva's books have been New York Times and international bestsellers. His books have been translated in to more than 25 languages and are published around the world. Silva continues to reside in Washington with his wife and teenage twins Lily and Nicholas. When not writing he can usually be found roaming the stacks of the Georgetown University library, where he does much of the research for his books. He is currently at work on a new Gabriel Allon novel and warmly thanks all those friends and loyal readers who have helped to make the series such an amazing success.
Cinco personas quedan atrapadas dentro de un elevador que se desprende en caída libre... Un hombre llega a vengarse de su esposa adúltera e irrumpe en una iglesia en mitad del culto... Un fantasma salva de la muerte a un niño... Un loco enseña la Biblia a puñetazos...
He aquí algunos de los temas de esta alucinante selección de cuentos, que impregnados de magnífico humor narran eventos reales que rebasan los límites de lo imaginable. Lázaro Echemendía sabe hacer reír y su pluma mordaz penetra como ninguna en esa desconcertante nebulosa de sucesos, que hace de Cuba el país de lo increíble.
Sobre el autor:
Nació en 1971 en Santa Clara, Cuba, donde se graduó de Médico en 1996. Periodista de la agencia independiente de prensa Cuba Press hasta su salida del país. Reside en Houston, Texas, desde 2002. En la actualidad trabaja como profesor de español y traductor. En Junio del 2013 ganó el Primer Premio en el XXI Certamen de Relatos Cortos "Meliano Peraile”, en Madrid. Su sitio web nombrete.com recibe miles de visitas cada mes.
After seven national bestsellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan. Dexter Is Dead is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.
Dexter Morgan has burned the candle at both ends for many years. Blood spatter analyst . . . husband . . . father . . . serial killer. And now, for the first time, his world has truly collapsed. Dexter is arrested on charges of murder. He has lost everything—including his wife, his kids, and the loyalty of his sister. Now completely alone, Dexter faces a murder charge (for a crime . . . ironically . . . he did not actually commit). His only chance for freedom lies with his brother, Brian, who has a dark plan to prove Dexter's innocence. But the stakes are deadly, and the epic showdown that lies in Dexter's path may lead, once and for all, to his demise.
Jeff Lindsay's trademark devilish wit and cutting satire have never been sharper. Dexter Is Dead marks the end of a beloved series, but is also Dexter's most satisfying and suspenseful outing yet.
About the Author:
Jeff Lindsay is the New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Dexter novels, most recently Dexter's Final Cut. He lives in south Florida with his wife and three daughters. His novels are the inspiration for the hit Showtime and CBS series Dexter.
After seven national bestsellers and eight seasons as one of the most successful shows on television, "New York Times"bestselling author Jeff Lindsay bids a thrilling farewell to his uniquely twisted and beloved serial killer, Dexter Morgan."Dexter Is Dead"is the definitive conclusion of the character who has become a global icon.
A story with the power to change how people view the last years of colonialism in East Africa, The Boy Is Gone portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century's most dramatic transformations. Born into an impoverished farm family in the Meru Highlands, Japhlet Thambu grew up wearing goatskins and lived to stand before his community dressed for business in a pressed suit, crisp tie, and freshly polished shoes. For most of the last four decades, however, he dressed for work in the primary school classroom and on his lush tea farm.
The General, as he came to be called from his leadership of the Mau Mau uprising sixty years ago, narrates his life story in conversation with Laura Lee Huttenbach, a young American who met him while backpacking in Kenya in 2006. A gifted storyteller with a keen appreciation for language and a sense of responsibility as a repository of his people's history, the General talks of his childhood in the voice of a young boy, his fight against the British in the voice of a soldier, and his long life in the voice of shrewd elder. While his life experiences are his alone, his story adds immeasurably to the long history of decolonization as it played out across Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
About the Author:
Laura Lee P. Huttenbach, a graduate of the University of Virginia, has written dispatches from South America, the Middle East, and Africa.
A story with the power to change how people view the last years of colonialism in East Africa, "The Boy Is Gone" portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century's most dramatic transformations.
La cocina no muerde nace para recuperar las tradiciones de nuestras abuelas y los valores gastronómicos de cada país, llegando con la promesa de traer de vuelta a nuestros hogares la importancia de ir a la mesa juntos y disfrutar de una cena hecha con amor.
A través de estas páginas, con bellas fotografías a todo color, la conocida celebrity chef Doreen Colondres comparte sus secretos de cómo equipar la cocina, cómo hacer las compras y llevar a casa más ingredientes de temporada, cómo incorporar a los niños en el proceso y cómo perfeccionar técnicas. También dedica algunos capítulos al jamón, el aceite de oliva, vino, tequila, pisco y maridaje.
Todo esto sumado a más de cien deliciosas recetas que llevan al lector por un auténtico viaje de sabores por países que la autora ama y que la inspiran cada día: "Conocer de su cocina es entender a su gente, su tierra y su historia, una historia que no podemos dejar de escribir y mucho menos saborear. Así vivirás momentos inolvidables en ese rincón tan sagrado del hogar que nos hace más humanos y marca nuestras vidas con momentos y sabores que nos acompañan siempre".
Sobre la autora:
Doreen Colondres es autora, creadora de La Cocina No Muerde (www.LaCocinaNoMuerde.com) y The Kitchen Doesn’t Bite (www.TheKitchenDoesntBite.com), editora de cocina y vinos y consultora gastronómica de marcas nacionales e internacionales. Actualmente, Doreen conduce segmentos de cocina en el programa nacional Despierta América de la cadena Univisión y es editora de cocina y vinos de la sección Diario Gourmet de la revista nacional Siempre Mujer de Meredith Publishing. Sus segmentos y recetas también han sido publicadas en CNN, MSN, NBC, Bottle Notes, Latina Magazine, Miami Herald, The Latin Kitchen, Cosmo for Latinas, Mamiverse, entre otros. Además, Doreen condujo tres programas de cocina en la cadena FoxLife - Utilísima que se retransmitieron en más de 16 países por 5 años consecutivos.
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Spanish Description "La cocina no muerde" nace para recuperar las tradiciones de nuestras abuelas y los valores gastronomicos de cada pais, llegando con la promesa de traer de vuelta a nuestros hogares la importancia de ir a la mesa juntos y disfrutar de una cena hecha con amor.
NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It’s enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back—until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder. What’s worse: the only person who can clear him has fled the city. Now it’s up to Jake and Victoria to track down the witness—a stunning “Bar girl”—before she’s roped in by the feds…or eliminated by the Russian mob.
Jake knows that if he doesn’t get to the witness first, his client’s case is lost. Luckily, he’s got some good advice from his college football coach: “Buckle your chin strap and hit somebody.” And sometimes, the only way to win a tough case is to do just that.
About the Author:
PAUL LEVINE worked as a newspaper reporter, a law professor and a trial lawyer before becoming a full-time novelist. Paul claims that writing fiction comes naturally: he told whoppers for many years in his legal briefs. His books have been translated into 23 languages, none of which he can read.
He has won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and has been nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Macavity, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Shamus Award, and the James Thurber Humor Prize.
He is best known for two series of legal thrillers: "Jake Lassiter" and "Solomon vs. Lord." A Miami Dolphins linebacker turned hard-nosed lawyer, Lassiter has been described by Booklist as "one of the most entertaining series characters in contemporary crime fiction." In USA Today, Larry King wrote: "Mystery writing at its very, very best." There are eleven books in the series, beginning with "To Speak for the Dead" which is still going strong 25 years after initial hardcover publication.
"Solomon vs. Lord" is a fast-paced, battle-of-the-sexes dramedy featuring two young Miami lawyers -- Steve Solomon and Victoria Lord -- who duel in and out of court. The Chicago Sun-Times praised the legal caper as: "Remarkably fresh and original with characters you can't help loving and sparkling dialogue that echoes the Hepburn-Tracy screwball comedies. A hilarious, touching and entertaining twist on the legal thriller." The book is the first of four in the series.
New in 2015: "Bum Rap," which brings together Lassiter with Solomon & Lord. Jake has had it with sleazy clients, shifty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. He's about to hang up his shingle when Victoria Lord calls. Solomon has been arrested for murder. What's worse: the only person who can clear him has disappeared. Now it's up to Lassiter and Lord to track down the witness--a stunning Bar girl--before she's roped in by the feds...or eliminated by the Russian mob.
"The pages fly by and the laughs keep coming in this irresistible South Florida crime romp. A delicious mix of thriller and comic crime caper." - Booklist (starred review)
Nine of Paul's novels have hit number one bestseller status on Amazon in their genres:
LEGAL THRILLERS: To Speak for the Dead; Solomon vs. Lord; Fool Me Twice; and Illegal
MYSTERIES: State vs. Lassiter; The Deep Blue Alibi; Mortal Sin; and Impact
SERIAL KILLERS: Night Vision
Here's a list of the "Jake Lassiter" books in order of publication:
To Speak for the Dead Night Vision False Dawn Mortal Sin Riptide Fool Me Twice Flesh & Bones Lassiter Last Chance Lassiter State vs. Lassiter Bum Rap
The "Solomon vs. Lord" series:
Solomon vs. Lord The Deep Blue Alibi Kill All the Lawyers Habeas Porpoise
OTHER ENDEAVORS: Paul wrote 23 episodes of the TV series "JAG," which gave him an opportunity to steer a nuclear submarine and land on the deck of an aircraft carrier, all without endangering national security. He is a graduate of Penn State University where he majored in journalism and the University of Miami Law School where he majored in the swimming pool. He passed the Florida Bar exam in his first try in what he suspects was a computer glitch.
He was a trial lawyer with the mammoth international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where he did not even pretend to know all his partners' names. He specialized in "complex litigation," cases so abstruse that even lawyers charging 800 bucks an hour didn't fully understand them. He tried hundreds of cases and handled appeals at every level, including the Supreme Court. Along the way, he filed expense accounts nearly as creative as his legal briefs.
Paul says he enjoys writing more than lawyering because he no longer keeps time sheets and gets to work in his underwear. He formerly lived in the hills of Southern California, which he claims are populated by rattlesnakes and coyotes, and those are just the Hollywood agents. Paul recently moved back to Miami, a place Joan Didion once called "a rich and wicked pastel boomtown." But to Paul, it's just a place where the "mosquitoes are biting, but the fish ain't."
NFL linebacker-turned-lawyer Jake Lassiter has had it with shifty clients, dirty prosecutors, and a legal system out of whack. It's enough to make a man want to leave Miami and never look back until he gets a call from Victoria Lord, the better half of hot local legal team Solomon & Lord. Her partner in life and law has been arrested for murder.
The past is simply part of our story; just not the whole story...On the very day that Nancy Sharp delivered premature twins, she learned that her husband's brain cancer returned after eighteen months in remission. Less than three years later, at the age of 37, she became a widow. But while many in that situation would crumble, Nancy had an innate ability to hold life and death in the same moment. She learned to "see beyond the frame's edge."In BOTH SIDES NOW: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, Nancy shares her unforgettable journey - one that offers enlightened understanding for living life to the fullest. Her story is a gift to those looking to lift themselves from the embers of loss and adversity through bold living.
Seeking the solace of the Rocky Mountains and a fresh start, Nancy packs up her five year-old twins and leaves Manhattan for Denver, never imagining that she would find love in the pages of a magazine. But after reading an article on eligible bachelors, Nancy sends an email to Steve Saunders, a popular Denver television anchor turned political candidate as well as a widower who'd lost his wife to cancer, and was raising two sons a decade older than Nancy's twins. Today they have been married for six years.
BOTH SIDES NOW is the recipient of eight literary honors: First Book Finalist for Books For A Better Life; USA BEST BOOK Finalist; National Indie Excellence Award; Readers' Favorite International Book Award; Living Now Book Award; American Book Fest International Book Award; a CIPA EVVY; and a Colorado Humanities Colorado Book of the Year Finalist.Conversations Book Club with Cyrus Webb also named BOTH SIDES NOW as a top 50 nonfiction read of 2014.
About the Author:
Nancy Sharp is a writer, speechwriter, and keynote speaker who frequently talks to large groups about cultivating courage. She holds a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College and writes regularly for The Huffington Post, and for numerous online media, national magazines, and regional newspapers. Nancy authors two blogs: Vivid Living: Life in Full Bloom™...Thorns and All, and Tasting Life with Nancy Sharp. Nancy lives in Denver with her husband, Steve Saunders, and their four children, ages twelve through twenty-two.
A brave and vividly rendered memoir: when life and death collide, one young woman discovers how to hold both past and present at once ultimately lifting herself by bold living and a second chance at love. Both Sides Now hinges on the day when Nancy Sharp delivered premature twins and learned that her husband's cancer had returned after eighteen months in remission.
This comprehensive biography of Eduardo René Chibás (1907–1951) traces the life and times of Cuba’s most popular and charismatic politician during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Chibás, whose admirers included young Fidel Castro, emphasized honesty in Cuban public life and promised to sweep away corrupt politicians during his popular Sunday broadcasts. His ties with supporters, many of whom knew him simply as “Eddy,” were closer and more informal than any previous Cuban politician. During his 1948 presidential campaign, Chibás often hurled himself into the arms of adoring supporters after speeches. Such gestures were met with wonder and disgust by politicians more accustomed to buying votes than winning hearts. His suicide in 1951 dashed the dreams of his followers—who hoped he would deliver an honest government that provided services for the island’s poor and respected Cuba’s progressive 1940 constitution. His death, which was followed seven months hence by a military coup and eight years later by Castro’s revolution, represents one of the great what ifs of Cuban politics. This seminal work explores Chibás’s life in order to explain the nature of Cuban politics from the mid-twentieth century to today.
About the Author:
Ilan Ehrlich is assistant professor of history at Bergen Community College
In partnership with the Cuban Research Institute at FIU
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - April 5th, 2015
This comprehensive biography of Eduardo Rene Chibas (1907 1951) traces the life and times of Cuba's most popular and charismatic politician during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Chibas, whose admirers included young Fidel Castro, emphasized honesty in Cuban public life and promised to sweep away corrupt politicians during his popular Sunday broadcasts.
When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before she's set to start school, her parents divorce and her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and Leidy-Lizet's older sister, a brand-new single mom-without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live.
Amidst this turmoil, Lizet begins her first semester at Rawlings College, distracted by both the exciting and difficult moments of freshman year. But the privileged world of the campus feels utterly foreign, as does her new awareness of herself as a minority. Struggling both socially and academically, she returns to Miami for a surprise Thanksgiving visit, only to be overshadowed by the arrival of Ariel Hernandez, a young boy whose mother died fleeing with him from Cuba on a raft. The ensuing immigration battle puts Miami in a glaring spotlight, captivating the nation and entangling Lizet's entire family, especially her mother.
Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that will change her life forever. Urgent and mordantly funny, Make Your Home Among Strangers tells the moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces; it's the new story of what it means to be American today.
About the Author:
JENNINE CAPÓ CRUCET is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers and a story collection, How to Leave Hialeah, winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, John Gardner Book Prize, Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by the Miami Herald and the Latinidad List. A PEN/O. Henry Prize winner and Bread Loaf Fellow, she was a Picador Guest Professor at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She was raised in Miami and is currently assistant professor of English and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“… Here, perfectly articulated through Lizet, is the experience of being a first-generation child of immigrants in America—the lack of cultural capital, the casually racist comments of fellow students, the facade of campus diversity. "I'd yet to see a Latino professor on the Rawlings campus, though I knew from pictures in the school's guidebook that there were a few somewhere," Lizet wistfully notes. Here, too, is worldbuilding at its finest—Crucet crafts a rich setting and supporting characters to go along with her astute cultural analysis. Yet, while it's clear what Lizet doesn't want—expulsion, her boyfriend—what she wants is less clear. Perhaps this is the point; she's a college freshman. But above all, in Lizet's story, we have a thrilling, deeply fulfilling journey of a young woman stepping into her own power. This debut novel from Crucet (How to Leave Hileah, 2009) heralds the birth of a talented novelist to watch.”
The arresting debut novel from award-winning writer Jennine Capo Crucet When Lizet-the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school-secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami.