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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Random House Large Print) An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few—and Larson’s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. To his credit, he makes the task look easy. Focusing on the politics of WWI, on nautical craftsmanship and strategy, and on key players in the eventual attack and sinking of the “fast, comfortable, and beloved” Lusitania, Larson once again illustrates his gift for seducing us with history and giving it a human face. Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book’s final, breathless encounter. – Chris Schluep --This text refers to the Library Binding edition. Finalist for the Washington State Book Award — History/General Non-fiction A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015 A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2015 A Miami Herald Favorite Book of 2015 BookTrib's Best Narrative Nonfiction Book of 2015 #1 History & Biography Book in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards A LibraryReads Top Ten Book of 2015 A Library Journal Top Ten Book of 2015 A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 An Indigo Best Book of 2015 "Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction...a resourceful reporter and a subtle stylist who understands the tricky art of Edward Scissorhands-ing narrative strands into a pleasing story...An entertaining book about a great subject, and it will do much to make this seismic event resonate for new generations of readers." —The New York Times Book Review "Larson is an old hand at treating nonfiction like high drama...He knows how to pick details that have maximum soapy potential and then churn them down until they foam [and] has an eye for haunting, unexploited detail." —The New York Times "In his gripping new examination of the last days of what was then the fastest cruise ship in the world, Larson brings the past stingingly alive...He draws upon telegrams, war logs, love letters, and survivor depositions to provide the intriguing details, things I didn't know I wanted to know...Thrilling, dramatic and powerful." —NPR "Larson is a journalist who writes non-fiction books that read like novels, real page-turners. This one is no exception. I had known a lot about the Titanic but little about the Lusitania. This filled in those gaps... this one is pretty damned good. Thoroughly engrossing." —George R.R. Martin "This enthralling and richly detailed account demonstrates that there was far more going on beneath the surface than is generally known...Larson's account [of the Lusitania's sinking] is the most lucid and suspenseful yet written, and he finds genuine emotional power in the unlucky confluences of forces, 'large and achingly small,' that set the stage for the ship's agonizing final moments." —The Washington Post "Utterly engrossing...Expertly ratcheting up the tension...Larson puts us on board with these people; it's page-turning history, breathing with life." —The Seattle Times "Larson has a gift for transforming historical re-creations into popular recreations, and Dead Wake is no exception...[He] provides first-rate suspense, a remarkable achievement given that we already know how this is going to turn out...The tension, in the reader's easy chair, is unbearable..." —The Boston Globe "Both terrifying and enthralling. As the two vessels stumble upon each other, the story almost takes on the narrative pulse of Jaws—the sinking was impossible and inevitable at the same time. At no point do you root for the shark, but Larson's incredible detail pulls you under and never lets you go." —Entertainment Weekly "Erik Larson [has] made a career out of turning history into best sellers that read as urgently as thrillers...A meticulous master of non-fiction suspense." —USA Today "[Larson] vividly captures the disaster and the ship's microcosm, in which the second class seems more appealing than the first." —The New Yorker "[Larson is] a superb storyteller and a relentless research hound..." —Lev Grossman, TIME “[Larson] proves his mettle again as a weaver of tales of naïveté, calumny and intrigue. He engagingly sketches life aboard the liner and amply describes the powers’ political situations… The panorama Mr. Larson surveys is impressive, as is the breadth of his research and the length of his bibliography. He can’t miss engaging readers with the curious cast of characters, this ship of fools, and his accounting of the sinking itself and the survivors’ ordeals are the stuff of nightmares.” —Washington Times "Readers looking for a swift, emotionally engaging account of one of history's great sea disasters will find Dead Wake grimly exhilarating. Larson is an exceptionally skilled storyteller, and his tick-tock narrative, which cuts between the Lusitania, U-20 and the political powers behind them, is pitch-perfect." —The Richmond Times-Dispatch "Larson so brilliantly elucidates [the Lusitania's fate] in Dead Wake, his detailed forensic and utterly engrossing account of the Lusitania's last voyage...Yes, we know how the story of the Lusitania ends, but there's still plenty of white-knuckle tension. In Dead Wake, he delivers such a marvelously thorough investigation of the ship's last week that it practically begs Hollywood blockbuster treatment." —The Toronto Globe & Mail "Larson's nimble, exquisitely researched tale puts you dead center...Larson deftly pulls off the near-magical feat of taking a foregone conclusion and conjuring a tale that's suspenseful, moving and altogether riveting." —Dallas Morning News "With each revelation from Britain and America, with each tense, claustrophobic scene aboard U-20, the German sub that torpedoed the ship, with each vignette from the Lusitania, Larson's well-paced narrative ratchets the suspense. His eye for the ironic detail keen, his sense of this time period perceptive, Larson spins a sweeping tale that gives the Lusitania its due attention. His book may well send Leonardo DiCaprio chasing its film rights." —San Francisco Chronicle "An expertly crafted tale of individual and corporate hubris, governmental intrigue and cover-up, highlighting a stunning series of conincidences and miscalculations that ultimately placed the Lusitania in the direct path of the catastrophic strike...[Larson's] pacing is impeccable." —The Miami Herald "[Larson] has a gift for finding the small, personal details that bring history to life...His depiction of the sinking of the ship, and the horrific 18 minutes between the time it was hit and the time it disappeared, is masterly, moving between strange, touching details." —Columbus Dispatch "In the hands of a lesser craftsman, the fascinating story of the last crossing of the Lusitania might risk being bogged down by dull character portraits, painstaking technical analyses of submarine tactics or the minutiae of WWI-era global politics. Not so with Erik Larson...Larson wrestles these disparate narratives into a unified, coherent story and so creates a riveting account of the Lusitania's ending and the beginnings of the U.S.'s involvement in the war." —Pittsburgh Post Gazette "In your mind, the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania may be filed in a cubbyhole...After reading Erik Larson's impressive reconstruction of the Lusitania's demise, you're going to need a much bigger cubbyhole...Larson's book is a work of carefully sourced nonfiction, not a novelization, but it has a narrative sweep and miniseries pacing that make it highly entertaining as well as informative." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larson breathes life into narrative history like few writers working today." —Minneapolis Star Tribune "Now the tragic footnote to a global conflagration, the history of the [Lusitania's] final voyage... is worthy of the pathos and narrative artistry Erik Larson brings to Dead Wake...Reader's of Larson's previous nonfiction page turners...will not be disappointed. He's an excellent scene setter and diligent researcher who tells the story with finesse and suspense." —Newsday "The story of the Lusitania's sinking by a German U-boat has been told before, but Larson's version features new details and the gripping immediacy he's famous for." —People "We can't wait for the James Cameron version of Erik Larson's Dead Wake." —New York Magazine "Larson...long ago mastered the art of finding overlooked and faded curiosities and converting them into page-turning popular histories. Here, again, he manages the same trick." —Christian Science Monitor "Fans of Erik Larson's narrative nonfiction have trusted that whatever tale he chooses to tell, they'll find it compelling. Dead Wake proves them right...History at its harrowing best." —New York Daily News "A quickly paced, imminently readable exploration of an old story you may only half-know." —Arkansas Democratic Gazette "We all know how the story ends, but Larson still makes you want to turn the pages, and turn them quickly. What makes the story, is that Larson takes a few main characters--the Lusitania's Captain William Thomas Turner, President Woodrow Wilson, U-boat Captain Walther Schweiger, Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat, architect Theodate Pope, and a few minor ones--and weaves them together towards the inevitable and tragic conclusion. Larson has done his research. The number of details and anecdotes that he has managed to cobble together are fascinating in themselves." —Foreign Policy "Larson turns this familiar tale into a finely written elegy on the contingency of war." —Maclean's Magazine “Larson is a master storyteller and quickens the pace as target and attackers hurtle toward their inevitable, deadly rendezvous. The suspense builds because readers care about his fully-formed characters, and it’s not always clear who will live and who will die.” —Salon "Because Larson has such a sense of story, when he gets to the tragedy itself, the book hums along in vivid form. You feel, viscerally, what it's like to be on a sinking ship, and the weight of life lost that day. The fact that this is coming through a page-turner history book, where all the figures and details reveal an impeccable eye and thorough research, is just one of the odd pleasures of Larson's writing." —Flavorwire “[Larson] thrillingly chronicles the liner’s last voyage... He draws upon a wealth of sources for his subject – telegrams, wireless messages, survivor depositions, secret intelligence ledgers, a submarine captain’s war log, love letters, admiralty and university archives, even morgue photos of Lusitania victims… Filled with revealing political, military and social information, Larson’s engrossing Dead Wake is, at its heart, a benediction for the 1,198 souls lost at sea.” —Tampa Bay Times "Larson, an authority on nonfiction accounts, expounds on our primary education, putting faces to the disaster and crafting an intimate portrait in Dead Wake. A lover of history will get so close to the story...that it is hard not to feel as if you are on board with new friends..." —Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In a well-paced narrative, Larson reveals the forces large and small, natural and man-made, coincidental and intentional, that propelled the Lusitania to its fatal rendezvous...Larson's description of the moments and hours that followed the torpedo's explosive impact is riveting...Dead Wake stands on its own as a gripping recounting of an episode that still has the power to haunt a reader 100 years later." —Buffalo News "Larson, who was once described as "an historian with a novelist's soul," has written a book which combines the absorbing tenor of fiction with the realities of history." —The Toronto Sun "[Larson] shows that narrative history can let us have it both ways: great drama wedded to rigorous knowledge. The German torpedoing of the great ship 100 years ago was almost as deadly as the Titanic sinking, and far more world-changing. Larson makes it feel as immediate and contingent as the present day." —NY Mag's Vulture.com "The bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck puts his mastery of penning parallel narratives on display as he tells the tale of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine, building an ever-growing sense of dread as the two vessels draw closer to their lethal meeting...He goes well beyond what's taught in history classes to offer insights into British intelligence and the dealings that kept the ship from having the military escort so many passengers expected to protect it...By piecing together how politics, economics, technology, and even the weather combined to produce an event that seemed both unlikely and inevitable, he offers a fresh look at a world-shaking disaster." —The Onion A/V Club "An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Factual and personal to a high degree, the narrative reads like a grade-A thriller." —Booklist, starred review "[Larson] has always shown a brilliant ability to unearth the telling details of a story and has the narrative chops to bring a historical moment vividly alive. But in his new book, Larson simply outdoes himself...What is most compelling about Dead Wake is that, through astonishing research, Larson gives us a strong sense of the individuals—passengers and crew—aboard the Lusitania, heightening our sense of anxiety as we realize that some of the people we have come to know will go down with the ship. A story full of ironies and 'what-ifs,' Dead Wake is a tour de force of narrative history." —BookPage, Top Pick "With a narrative as smooth as the titular passenger liner, Larson delivers a riveting account of one of the most tragic events of WWI...A blunt reminder that war is, at its most basic, a matter of life and death." —Publishers Weekly "Once again, Larson transforms a complex event into a thrilling human interest story. This suspenseful account will entice readers of military and maritime history along with lovers of popular history." —Library Journal "Critically acclaimed 'master of narrative nonfiction' Erik Larson has produced a thrilling account of the principals and the times surrounding this tumultuous event in world history...After an intimate look at the passengers, and soon-to-be victims, who board in New York despite the warning of 'unrestricted warfare' from the German embassy, Larson turns up the pace with shorter and shorter chapters alternating between the hunted and the hunter until the actual shot. All in all a significant story. Well told." —Florida Times-Union "...the tension mounts page by page and the reading of Dead Wake becomes a very cinematic experience." —Summit Daily From the Hardcover edition.

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few—and Larson’s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. To his credit, he makes the task look easy. Focusing on the politics of WWI, on nautical craftsmanship and strategy, and on key players in the eventual attack and sinking of the “fast, comfortable, and beloved” Lusitania, Larson once again illustrates his gift for seducing us with history and giving it a human face. Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book’s final, breathless encounter. – Chris Schluep Finalist for the Washington State Book Award — History/General Non-fiction A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015 A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2015 A Miami Herald Favorite Book of 2015 BookTrib's Best Narrative Nonfiction Book of 2015 #1 History & Biography Book in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards A LibraryReads Top Ten Book of 2015 A Library Journal Top Ten Book of 2015 A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 An Indigo Best Book of 2015 "Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction...a resourceful reporter and a subtle stylist who understands the tricky art of Edward Scissorhands-ing narrative strands into a pleasing story...An entertaining book about a great subject, and it will do much to make this seismic event resonate for new generations of readers." —The New York Times Book Review "Larson is an old hand at treating nonfiction like high drama...He knows how to pick details that have maximum soapy potential and then churn them down until they foam [and] has an eye for haunting, unexploited detail." —The New York Times "In his gripping new examination of the last days of what was then the fastest cruise ship in the world, Larson brings the past stingingly alive...He draws upon telegrams, war logs, love letters, and survivor depositions to provide the intriguing details, things I didn't know I wanted to know...Thrilling, dramatic and powerful." —NPR "Larson is a journalist who writes non-fiction books that read like novels, real page-turners. This one is no exception. I had known a lot about the Titanic but little about the Lusitania. This filled in those gaps... this one is pretty damned good. Thoroughly engrossing." —George R.R. Martin "This enthralling and richly detailed account demonstrates that there was far more going on beneath the surface than is generally known...Larson's account [of the Lusitania's sinking] is the most lucid and suspenseful yet written, and he finds genuine emotional power in the unlucky confluences of forces, 'large and achingly small,' that set the stage for the ship's agonizing final moments." —The Washington Post "Utterly engrossing...Expertly ratcheting up the tension...Larson puts us on board with these people; it's page-turning history, breathing with life." —The Seattle Times "Larson has a gift for transforming historical re-creations into popular recreations, and Dead Wake is no exception...[He] provides first-rate suspense, a remarkable achievement given that we already know how this is going to turn out...The tension, in the reader's easy chair, is unbearable..." —The Boston Globe "Both terrifying and enthralling. As the two vessels stumble upon each other, the story almost takes on the narrative pulse of Jaws—the sinking was impossible and inevitable at the same time. At no point do you root for the shark, but Larson's incredible detail pulls you under and never lets you go." —Entertainment Weekly "Erik Larson [has] made a career out of turning history into best sellers that read as urgently as thrillers...A meticulous master of non-fiction suspense." —USA Today "[Larson] vividly captures the disaster and the ship's microcosm, in which the second class seems more appealing than the first." —The New Yorker "[Larson is] a superb storyteller and a relentless research hound..." —Lev Grossman, TIME “[Larson] proves his mettle again as a weaver of tales of naïveté, calumny and intrigue. He engagingly sketches life aboard the liner and amply describes the powers’ political situations… The panorama Mr. Larson surveys is impressive, as is the breadth of his research and the length of his bibliography. He can’t miss engaging readers with the curious cast of characters, this ship of fools, and his accounting of the sinking itself and the survivors’ ordeals are the stuff of nightmares.” —Washington Times "Readers looking for a swift, emotionally engaging account of one of history's great sea disasters will find Dead Wake grimly exhilarating. Larson is an exceptionally skilled storyteller, and his tick-tock narrative, which cuts between the Lusitania, U-20 and the political powers behind them, is pitch-perfect." —The Richmond Times-Dispatch "Larson so brilliantly elucidates [the Lusitania's fate] in Dead Wake, his detailed forensic and utterly engrossing account of the Lusitania's last voyage...Yes, we know how the story of the Lusitania ends, but there's still plenty of white-knuckle tension. In Dead Wake, he delivers such a marvelously thorough investigation of the ship's last week that it practically begs Hollywood blockbuster treatment." —The Toronto Globe & Mail "Larson's nimble, exquisitely researched tale puts you dead center...Larson deftly pulls off the near-magical feat of taking a foregone conclusion and conjuring a tale that's suspenseful, moving and altogether riveting." —Dallas Morning News "With each revelation from Britain and America, with each tense, claustrophobic scene aboard U-20, the German sub that torpedoed the ship, with each vignette from the Lusitania, Larson's well-paced narrative ratchets the suspense. His eye for the ironic detail keen, his sense of this time period perceptive, Larson spins a sweeping tale that gives the Lusitania its due attention. His book may well send Leonardo DiCaprio chasing its film rights." —San Francisco Chronicle "An expertly crafted tale of individual and corporate hubris, governmental intrigue and cover-up, highlighting a stunning series of conincidences and miscalculations that ultimately placed the Lusitania in the direct path of the catastrophic strike...[Larson's] pacing is impeccable." —The Miami Herald "[Larson] has a gift for finding the small, personal details that bring history to life...His depiction of the sinking of the ship, and the horrific 18 minutes between the time it was hit and the time it disappeared, is masterly, moving between strange, touching details." —Columbus Dispatch "In the hands of a lesser craftsman, the fascinating story of the last crossing of the Lusitania might risk being bogged down by dull character portraits, painstaking technical analyses of submarine tactics or the minutiae of WWI-era global politics. Not so with Erik Larson...Larson wrestles these disparate narratives into a unified, coherent story and so creates a riveting account of the Lusitania's ending and the beginnings of the U.S.'s involvement in the war." —Pittsburgh Post Gazette "In your mind, the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania may be filed in a cubbyhole...After reading Erik Larson's impressive reconstruction of the Lusitania's demise, you're going to need a much bigger cubbyhole...Larson's book is a work of carefully sourced nonfiction, not a novelization, but it has a narrative sweep and miniseries pacing that make it highly entertaining as well as informative." —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Larson breathes life into narrative history like few writers working today." —Minneapolis Star Tribune "Now the tragic footnote to a global conflagration, the history of the [Lusitania's] final voyage... is worthy of the pathos and narrative artistry Erik Larson brings to Dead Wake...Reader's of Larson's previous nonfiction page turners...will not be disappointed. He's an excellent scene setter and diligent researcher who tells the story with finesse and suspense." —Newsday "The story of the Lusitania's sinking by a German U-boat has been told before, but Larson's version features new details and the gripping immediacy he's famous for." —People "We can't wait for the James Cameron version of Erik Larson's Dead Wake." —New York Magazine "Larson...long ago mastered the art of finding overlooked and faded curiosities and converting them into page-turning popular histories. Here, again, he manages the same trick." —Christian Science Monitor "Fans of Erik Larson's narrative nonfiction have trusted that whatever tale he chooses to tell, they'll find it compelling. Dead Wake proves them right...History at its harrowing best." —New York Daily News "A quickly paced, imminently readable exploration of an old story you may only half-know." —Arkansas Democratic Gazette "We all know how the story ends, but Larson still makes you want to turn the pages, and turn them quickly. What makes the story, is that Larson takes a few main characters--the Lusitania's Captain William Thomas Turner, President Woodrow Wilson, U-boat Captain Walther Schweiger, Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat, architect Theodate Pope, and a few minor ones--and weaves them together towards the inevitable and tragic conclusion. Larson has done his research. The number of details and anecdotes that he has managed to cobble together are fascinating in themselves." —Foreign Policy "Larson turns this familiar tale into a finely written elegy on the contingency of war." —Maclean's Magazine “Larson is a master storyteller and quickens the pace as target and attackers hurtle toward their inevitable, deadly rendezvous. The suspense builds because readers care about his fully-formed characters, and it’s not always clear who will live and who will die.” —Salon "Because Larson has such a sense of story, when he gets to the tragedy itself, the book hums along in vivid form. You feel, viscerally, what it's like to be on a sinking ship, and the weight of life lost that day. The fact that this is coming through a page-turner history book, where all the figures and details reveal an impeccable eye and thorough research, is just one of the odd pleasures of Larson's writing." —Flavorwire “[Larson] thrillingly chronicles the liner’s last voyage... He draws upon a wealth of sources for his subject – telegrams, wireless messages, survivor depositions, secret intelligence ledgers, a submarine captain’s war log, love letters, admiralty and university archives, even morgue photos of Lusitania victims… Filled with revealing political, military and social information, Larson’s engrossing Dead Wake is, at its heart, a benediction for the 1,198 souls lost at sea.” —Tampa Bay Times "Larson, an authority on nonfiction accounts, expounds on our primary education, putting faces to the disaster and crafting an intimate portrait in Dead Wake. A lover of history will get so close to the story...that it is hard not to feel as if you are on board with new friends..." —Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In a well-paced narrative, Larson reveals the forces large and small, natural and man-made, coincidental and intentional, that propelled the Lusitania to its fatal rendezvous...Larson's description of the moments and hours that followed the torpedo's explosive impact is riveting...Dead Wake stands on its own as a gripping recounting of an episode that still has the power to haunt a reader 100 years later." —Buffalo News "Larson, who was once described as "an historian with a novelist's soul," has written a book which combines the absorbing tenor of fiction with the realities of history." —The Toronto Sun "[Larson] shows that narrative history can let us have it both ways: great drama wedded to rigorous knowledge. The German torpedoing of the great ship 100 years ago was almost as deadly as the Titanic sinking, and far more world-changing. Larson makes it feel as immediate and contingent as the present day." —NY Mag's Vulture.com "The bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck puts his mastery of penning parallel narratives on display as he tells the tale of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine, building an ever-growing sense of dread as the two vessels draw closer to their lethal meeting...He goes well beyond what's taught in history classes to offer insights into British intelligence and the dealings that kept the ship from having the military escort so many passengers expected to protect it...By piecing together how politics, economics, technology, and even the weather combined to produce an event that seemed both unlikely and inevitable, he offers a fresh look at a world-shaking disaster." —The Onion A/V Club "An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Factual and personal to a high degree, the narrative reads like a grade-A thriller." —Booklist, starred review "[Larson] has always shown a brilliant ability to unearth the telling details of a story and has the narrative chops to bring a historical moment vividly alive. But in his new book, Larson simply outdoes himself...What is most compelling about Dead Wake is that, through astonishing research, Larson gives us a strong sense of the individuals—passengers and crew—aboard the Lusitania, heightening our sense of anxiety as we realize that some of the people we have come to know will go down with the ship. A story full of ironies and 'what-ifs,' Dead Wake is a tour de force of narrative history." —BookPage, Top Pick "With a narrative as smooth as the titular passenger liner, Larson delivers a riveting account of one of the most tragic events of WWI...A blunt reminder that war is, at its most basic, a matter of life and death." —Publishers Weekly "Once again, Larson transforms a complex event into a thrilling human interest story. This suspenseful account will entice readers of military and maritime history along with lovers of popular history." —Library Journal "Critically acclaimed 'master of narrative nonfiction' Erik Larson has produced a thrilling account of the principals and the times surrounding this tumultuous event in world history...After an intimate look at the passengers, and soon-to-be victims, who board in New York despite the warning of 'unrestricted warfare' from the German embassy, Larson turns up the pace with shorter and shorter chapters alternating between the hunted and the hunter until the actual shot. All in all a significant story. Well told." —Florida Times-Union "...the tension mounts page by page and the reading of Dead Wake becomes a very cinematic experience." —Summit Daily

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H is for Hawk An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: When naturalist and falconer Helen Macdonald lost her beloved father, she
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: When naturalist and falconer Helen Macdonald lost her beloved father, she “thought [her] world was ending.” Seems apropos, then, that her journey from crippling grief to something resembling grace is on the wings of another deadly bird of prey--the notoriously prickly, and murderous, goshawk. In H Is for Hawk, you will meet Mabel, not your typical bloodthirsty specimen, as she is trained to hunt like the goshawks of yore. It is this brash, slightly mad undertaking that wrenches Macdonald free from despair, and brings her to a place where she can begin again. Doesn’t sound like your kind of thing? You’d be surprised. Macdonald’s gorgeously wrought prose holds you in thrall from the first page, and provides something akin to the escape, and salvation, that nature provides her. In ‘Hawk’ you will also learn about the famed Arthurian novelist T.H. White, a kindred soul to Macdonald in certain ways. One of the things that endeared him to her was his “childish delight” with all things wild, something you’ll be hard-pressed not to experience as soon as you tap into this tome. –Erin Kodicek --This text refers to the Paperback edition. #1 Globe and Mail Bestseller “It just sings. I couldn't stop reading.”—Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time “This is a book made from the heart that goes to the heart. It combines old and new nature and human nature with great originality. No one who has looked up to see a bird of prey cross the sky could read it and not have their life shifted.”—Tim Dee “H is for Hawk is a work of great spirit and wonder, illuminated equally by terror and desire. Each beautiful sentence is capable of taking a reader’s breath. The book is built of feather and bone, intelligence and blood, and a vulnerability so profound as to conjure that vulnerability’s shadow, which is the great power of honesty. It is not just a definitive work on falconry; it is a definitive work on humanity, and all that can and cannot be possessed.”—Rick Bass “A lovely touching book about a young woman grieving over the death of her father becoming rejuvenated by training one of the roughest, most difficult creatures in the heavens, the goshawk.”—Jim Harrison

2015
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HDE USB Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows PC Controller to Computer Gaming Platform Adapter Get Your Head in the Game Some computer games require a sensitive hand and a quick reflex that you can't get from the
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Get Your Head in the Game Some computer games require a sensitive hand and a quick reflex that you can't get from the up/down arrows on your keyboard. When this happens, it's time to whip out your classic Xbox 360 controller and get down to business. Need to sneak around slowly in Assassin's Creed or the Arkham series? This wireless receiver lets you use your Xbox 360 control stick to more accurately control the movement of Ezio or Batman so the bad guys won't see you coming. Need to hit the nitrous in Grand Theft Auto without having to reach across your keyboard? Sure, you could spend the time to map your keyboard. Or you could hook in this wireless receiver and not have to worry about which way your keyboard is mapped when you're switching from driving to running in the middle of a firefight. Let's not insult your intelligence by asking if you'd rather play Dark Souls with a keyboard or a gamepad. You already know the answer is this wireless receiver for the Xbox 360 controller.The Full Xbox Experience (Minus the Red Ring of Death) The Xbox 360 is practically a glorified computer; so why can't your computer be a glorified Xbox 360? This wireless receiver mimics the controller compatibility of the actual console, allowing you to wirelessly connect up to four Xbox 360 controllers so you can play games with your friends. A number of Xbox 360 controllers have been released over the years, including steering wheels, fishing rods (yes, really), fight pads specially designed for fighting games, and the Rock Band wireless guitar controllers. All of these peripherals are compatible with the wireless receiver, so as long as the game you're playing recognizes the hardware, you breathe new life into your devices as you take the wheel for the latest Need for Speed or jam out to the newest tunes in Rock Band.Fast and Easy Installation The wireless receiver is compatible with all the latest versions of Windows (Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10) with minimal set-up time. It works with most games on Steam, Uplay, and Origins, but will not work with the SteamOS or Mac. Set-Up Instructions for the Wireless Receiver (Windows OS) Connect the receiver to a USB port on your PC Open your system's device manager Select "Unknown Device" Select "Update Driver Software" Select "Browse my computer for driver software" Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer" Select "Microsoft Common Controller For Windows Class," then click "Next" Select "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 2.1.0.1349 [8/13/2009]," then click "Next" You will get a warning message; click "Yes" Upon completion of the installation, you will see a message that reads "Windows has successfully updated your driver software"

2015
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VEGAS Movie Studio 13 [Download] Create something remarkable Smart phones make it easy to make movies. And the movie editing software Movie Studio makes it even
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Create something remarkable Smart phones make it easy to make movies. And the movie editing software Movie Studio makes it even easier to make those movies stand out. With a streamlined workflow, powerful editing tools, and a vast array of video and audio effects, the art of moviemaking is right at your fingertips. Add titles and music. Add color correction and transitions. Movie Studio as a movie editing software offers all the tools and features you'll need to put your masterpiece together, fast. PC Minimum System Requirements:PC Recommended System Requirements:Processor: 2 GHz processorRAM: 2 GB RAMHard Disk: 500 MB hard-disk space for program installationVideo Card: IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape); Windows-compatible sound cardSupported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7Additional Requirements: Supported GPU NVIDIA: Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later. GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later). Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 285.62 or later). NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture. AMD/ATI: Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU and Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with a Radeon HD 57xx or higher GPU. If using a FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.85 or later is required. Intel: Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU such as HD Graphics 4000.Processor: multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3DRAM: 4 GB recommended

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams “Walker is a scientist but writes for the layperson, illustrating tricky concepts with easily grasped analogies. Of particular
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“Walker is a scientist but writes for the layperson, illustrating tricky concepts with easily grasped analogies. Of particular interest to business owners, educators, parents, and government officials, and anyone who has ever suffered from a poor night’s sleep.” —Library Journal, starred review "Why We Sleep is simply a must-read. World-renowned neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker takes us on a fascinating and indispensable journey into the latest understandings of the science of sleep. And the book goes way beyond satisfying intellectual curiosity, as it explores the cognitive, health, safety and business consequences of compromising the quality and quantity of our sleep; insights that may change the way you live your life. In these super-charged, distracting times it is hard to think of a book that is more important to read than this one." —Adam Gazzaley, co-author of The Distracted Mind, founder and executive director of Neuroscape, and Professor of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco “Most of us have no idea what we do with a third of our lives. In this lucid and engaging book, Matt Walker explains the new science that is rapidly solving this age-old mystery. Why We Sleep is a canny pleasure that will have you turning pages well past your bedtime.” —Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology at Harvard and author of Stumbling on Happiness "In Why We Sleep, Dr. Matt Walker brilliantly illuminates the night, explaining how sleep can make us healthier, safer, smarter, and more productive. Clearly and definitively, he provides knowledge and strategies to overcome the life-threatening risks associated with our sleep-deprived society. Our universal need for sleep ensures that every reader will find value in Dr. Walker's insightful counsel." —Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., former NHTSA Administrator, NTSB member, and NASA scientist About the Author Matthew Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley, the Director of its Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, and a former professor of psychiatry at Harvard University. He has published over 100 scientific studies and has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nova, BBC News, and NPR’s Science Friday. Why We Sleep is his first book.

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Fremo Evo - an intelligent Battery Base for 2nd Generation Echo Dot. ("Alexa" unlimited)(EVO Black)
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Protecting the President: An Inside Account of the Troubled Secret Service in an Era of Evolving Threats At a time when our security and intelligence apparatuses are in a shambles, this book stand our for its clarity, simplicity and
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At a time when our security and intelligence apparatuses are in a shambles, this book stand our for its clarity, simplicity and solutions. There is no book more timely and important. Bongino s Big Six should be mandatory training for all our law enforcement and intelligent agents as well as school principals and concerned citizens. --Pat Brady, MG (Ret) Medal of Honor Recipient, author of Dead Men Flying From the streets of New York to the Oval Office Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino serves his country yet again by taking the reader into a world rarely seen and forces us to demand an answer to an alarming question-can the bureaucratic morass and political gamesmanship be put aside in time to ensure the safety of our most precious office-The Presidency of The United States? --Benjamin Collins, former US Army Special Forces officer and entrepreneur About the Author Dan Bongino started his career in law enforcement with the NYPD in 1995, joining the ranks of the Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent where he was assigned to investigate financial crimes. In 2006, he entered into duty with the elite Presidential Protective Division in the administration of President George W. Bush, remaining on protective duty during the change in administration to President Barack Obama. Bongino resigned from the Secret Service in 2011 to run for a Senate seat in Maryland. The New York Times best-selling author of Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All, and The Fight: A Secret Service Agent s Inside Account of Security Failings and the Political Machine provides expertise on international security and political strategy for news outlets such as Fox News, CNN, and others.

2017
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Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years “His time [in the White House] was as ‘hopey changey’ as advertised—with a little bit of absurdity and humor added into
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“His time [in the White House] was as ‘hopey changey’ as advertised—with a little bit of absurdity and humor added into the mix.” (Elle, Best of the Month) “Serve[s] as a more devastating indictment of the current administration than a campaign-style book ever could . . . limber, funny and illuminating.” (New Republic) “Litt also offers both humor and optimism, two things many of us sorely need these days.” (Bustle, Best of the Month) “A fast, funny ride through the halls of power.” (Kirkus) “Veering between tragedy and comedy, between self-doubt and hubris, Litt vividly recreates a period during which he saw his words sometimes become the words of a nation.” (Publishers Weekly) “By turns moving and hilarious, David Litt’s rollicking account of his journey from campaign field grunt to presidential speechwriter is an irresistible read.” (David Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to Barack Obama and author of Believer: My Forty Years in Politics) “David Litt has done the impossible: written a smart, insightful, and funny White House memoir you don’t have to be a political junkie to love. Even better, he takes us back to a saner more compassionate time when our president liked to read.” (Judd Apatow) “Terrific—part first-hand story about being inspired by a cultural icon, part how-to manual for getting involved in politics and making change. Thanks, Obama is a hysterical, pithy, and heartfelt trip down memory lane. And boy, do we need it.” (Keegan-Michael Key) “David Litt is brilliant. I’ve gotten to witness firsthand some of the work he did for President Obama at past White House Correspondents Dinners and it’s always intelligent, razor sharp and hilarious.” (Billy Eichner) “An outstanding, hilarious, and precise memoir . . . I laughed again and again. This is an excellent account of what it felt like to work for the Second to Last President of The United States.” (John Mulaney, co-creator and star of Oh, Hello) “Don’t be fooled by the self-deprecating narrator, this portrait of a young speechwriter is filled with wit, wisdom, and a loving touch. David’s labors remind of us a not-so-distant past when words mattered. If I was a simpleton and a book critic, I’d say thumbs up.” (Matt Walsh, HBO’s Veep) “David Litt is a natural storyteller and an absolute joy.” (Tig Notaro, author of I’m Just a Person) “Thanks, Obama is a wonderful book for the same reasons David Litt’s speeches for the White House were wonderful: it’s well-written, it’s funny, it tells us exactly what we’re curious about, and. . . it reminds us that a great president galvanizes not only his staff but his country.” (Anne Fadiman, author of Ex Libris) “Funny and warm, David Litt knows how to make people laugh regardless of their political affiliation.” (Mike Birbiglia, author of Sleepwalk With Me: And Other Painfully True Stories) “A magnificent memoir on the Obama presidency. You’ll walk away with another kind of hope that’s needed now more than ever: the belief that a government can actually do some good.” (Adam Grant, author of Originals and coauthor of Option B) “A talented (and very funny) speechwriter, David will make you laugh. He’ll make you miss Obama more than you do already. Most of all, he’ll renew your faith in the politics of hope.” (Stephanie Cutter, former deputy campaign manager for Barack Obama) About the Author David Litt entered the White House in 2011 and left in 2016 as a special assistant to the president and senior presidential speechwriter. Described as the “comic muse for the president,” David was the lead writer on four White House Correspondents’ Dinner presentations and has contributed jokes to President Obama’s speeches since 2009. He is currently the head writer/producer for Funny or Die’s office in Washington, DC. David has also written for The Onion, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and the New York Times. He lives in Washington with his girlfriend and their two goldfish, Humphrey and Camille.

2017
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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum V8.5.1 [Download] 5 Minutes Only! Fast Rip & Copy Any DVDs with Intact Videos Audios and SubtitlesWinX DVD Ripper Platinum is Windows-based
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WinX DVD Ripper Platinum V8.5.1 [Download] by Digiarty

5 Minutes Only! Fast Rip & Copy Any DVDs with Intact Videos Audios and SubtitlesWinX DVD Ripper Platinum is Windows-based software capable of ripping any DVDs/ISO images to hard drive, such as rip DVD to MP4, H.264, AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV and M2TS. Also, it converts DVDs for playbackBesides 350+ built-in profiles, this DVD ripping software has 4 unique DVD Copy modes. Clone DVD disc to ISO image, to a folder at a 1:1 ratio. Backup DVD main title content for playing WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is also known for its unmatchable fast DVD ripping speed, with the support for Intel QSV and NVIDIA (CUDA) NVENC based hardware acceleration and Hyper-threading. Converting a DVD movie takes as short as 5 minutes only. PC Minimum System Requirements:PC Recommended System Requirements:Processor: Intel 1Ghz or above, or AMD equivalent processorRAM: 256 MB or aboveHard Disk: 100MB aboveVideo Card: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XPAdditional Requirements: DVD Drive: At least one DVD driveProcessor: Intel 1Ghz or above, or AMD equivalent processorRAM: 256 MB or aboveHard Disk: 100MB aboveVideo Card: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)

2017
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iPhone 6S Plus Case, POETIC Revolution [Premium Rugged] Protective Case with [Landscape Stand Feature] [Shock Absorption & Dust Resistant] for Apple iPhone 6 Plus /iPhone 6S Plus (Black/Dark Gray) Color:Black Description The new Revolution with the X-form design DNA is a complete rugged solution for your smartphone. It has
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Color:Black Description The new Revolution with the X-form design DNA is a complete rugged solution for your smartphone. It has been carefully researched to find out all the necessary features required for a rugged case design. Intelligently engineered features and artfully selected textures provide a complete balance. Also highlighted is our attention to ergonomics as its the main backbone of any case design. Thoughtfully placed side grip textures help to enhance the grip and reduce dropping the device, but in the eventuality of one dropping it, rest assured our revolution case protects it with ease. Raised beveled supports on the corner create a cushion to prevent shock and impact. Front in built screen protector and pc case protect the device from scratches and scruffs. It also comes in a palette of 6 awesome color combinations that suit both female and male users. All ports are covered by our unique plug design that prevents dust from entering into them. All this is packed into a supremely engineered thin design that is indeed a revolution. Compatibility: Compatible with Apple iPhone 6S Plus /iPhone 6 Plus only. Materials Flexible TPU polymer and solid polycarbonate, metal screws and PET screen protector Product Contents 1x Poetic Revolution X-form case

2015
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Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor "As Christians, we sometimes misunderstand not only the answers our secular neighbors have but the questions they are asking
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"As Christians, we sometimes misunderstand not only the answers our secular neighbors have but the questions they are asking too. No philosopher has offered more insight regarding the state of belief in the modern age than Charles Taylor. In Our Secular Age, first-rate evangelical scholars and practitioners deliver 13 essays in which they explore and apply Taylor's thought. This work will benefit all Christians by teaching them to communicate the gospel to a secular culture with neither ignorance nor fear." Russell Moore, president, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention "To be secular, says philosopher Charles Taylor, is to have no final goals beyond this-worldly human flourishing. This is only one of the many insights from which pastors can profit from Taylor's work in their ministry of the gospel to an age that has substituted spirituality and authenticity for religion and doctrine. The essays in this helpful volume do more than borrow from Taylor: they engage, question, develop, and occasionally criticize his influential account of our complex cultural moment in which we all--moderns and postmoderns, millennials and non-millennials--are trying to live, move, and have our being as disciples of Jesus Christ. Reading and applying the insights of those who have read and applied Taylor is a salutary exercise in understanding oneself and others in an age that is not only secular, but fragile, frustrated, and confused." Kevin J. Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School "Easily one of the best books I've read this year. Here is wisdom from Taylor, received with appreciation and appropriate criticism, with application for Christians on mission in North America in the 21st century." Trevin Wax, Bible and reference publisher at B&H, author of This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths In Light of the Gospel "Charles Taylor's A Secular Age is a landmark book, and the essays collected here ponder it intelligently and charitably. Some echo Taylor, some extend his ideas, some contest his claims, but all engage his argument with a seriousness that the book deserves--and that Christ's church needs." Alan Jacobs, distinguished professor of humanities in the honors program at Baylor University and author of How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds "Though this book will help you to understand, appreciate, and critically engage with Charles Taylor, that's not its real benefit. Read it mainly for a dozen fascinating conversations about a different area of the church's life, and learning how to better engage our culture in our present secular age." Jonathan Leeman, editorial director, 9Marks From the Author Watch the book trailer: vimeo.com/234373142

2017
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm -Collector's Edition Edition:Collector's Product description Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Expansion Set: picks up the story of StarCraft II

Edition:Collector's Product description Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Expansion Set: picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. In StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm you have to help Kerrigan fight her way through a massive single player campaign leading you to some of the most dangerous worlds in the Koprulu sector. You will face cunning enemies, rough environments and challenges that will afford all of your skills on the battlefield. On Tarsonis, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and left to die by the people she trusted most but she survived, twisted by the terrifying zerg Overmind. As the Queen of Blades, she controlled the voracious zerg Swarm in a campaign of vengeance and retribution with a deathtoll numbering in the billions. Now, with her powers stripped and her mind finally free from the zerg influence, how much is really left of the woman who once was Sarah Kerrigan? Can her human side be redeemed... or does Kerrigan's fate forever lie within the Heart of the Swarm? Please note: This is an Expansion pack. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty required for play, and is sold separately, if you don't have it already. Collector's edition includes: Starcraft II - Torrasque Ultralisk and Portraits World of Warcraft - Pet Baneling Diablo III - Blade Wings And Banner Sigil From the Manufacturer StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the first expansion to the 2010 release of the heralded Real-time strategy game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.* Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the Zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk. It also introduces several new multiplayer units and features that enhance the acclaimed StarCraft II online experience. Continue the Story Where Wings of Liberty Left Off Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where the 2010 release, Wings of Liberty, left off, focusing on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style. New Weapons, Units and Multiplayer Features New weapons of war also debut in Heart of the Swarm's multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more. An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan. View larger Classic StarCraft RTS gameplay. View larger System Requirements   PC Mac OS Windows XP SP3 / Vista SP1 / Windows 7 / Windows 8 Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer CPU 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor Intel Processor RAM 1 GB system RAM / 1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7 & 8 2 GB RAM Disc Drive DVD-ROM drive DVD-ROM drive Hard Drive 12 GB available HD space 12 GB available HD space Video Card 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon X1600 or better Input Keyboard, mouse Keyboard, mouse Connectivity Broadband connection - Battle.net account required Broadband connection - Battle.net account required Collector's Edition View larger Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm PC/Mac Game Exclusive Behind The Scenes Dvd & Blu-Ray 2-Disc Set Collector's Edition Soundtrack & Heart Of The Swarm Art Book Zerg Rush Mouse Pad Exclusive In-Game Content Starcraft II: Torrasque Ultralisk & Portraits World of Warcraft: Pet Baneling Diablo III: Blade Wings And Banner Sigil Key Game Features An all-new, Zerg-based campaign, that focuses on Kerrigan, the erstwhile 'Queen of Blades' Access to approximately 20 new missions The release of new StarCraft II units and new maps Improvements to Battle.net, including StarCraft Marketplace, timed to coincide with the release of Heart of the Swarm New multiplayer options, including group and clan systems, unranked matchmaking, global play enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world, multiplayer replays, additional stat tracking, and others A leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles PC and Mac system compatibility ensures that everyone can play The item is a US version only Additional Screenshots 20 new missions. View larger A new Swarm leveling system. View larger Battle.net improvements. View larger Customizable battle focus. View larger * StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty required for play, and sold separately.

2017
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BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts “One of the most engaging baking books to be published in years…Parks spent five long years developing her recipes, and the
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BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks

“One of the most engaging baking books to be published in years…Parks spent five long years developing her recipes, and the smart tricks sprinkled throughout the book show it was time well spent…[There] is a lot to be said for being able to make the perfect version of whatever your childhood guilty pleasure was―and a lot more to be said for one book that delivers them all. Parks adds a remarkable new voice to the world of baking books. Combine smarts with whimsy and you get delicious results.” - Jane Black, Washington Post “As if it’s not impressive enough that Stella Parks whips up her own Twinkies and animal crackers, Snickers and sprinkles, she can also tell us who invented them, when, why and how.” - Food & Wine “BraveTart is a total wow. And the same goes for Parks herself--a brilliant pastry chef who understands why certain desserts are so distinctly desirable and can translate that understanding into recipes that are thoroughly detailed, yet alluringly doable.” - Sybil Pratt, BookPage “Parks uses [food science] to give people new tools to become better bakers, a better understanding of baking, and an emphatic reminder of why every one loved these cookies, cakes, and other sweets in the first place.” - Chris Crowley, GrubStreet “Intelligent, engaging, inquiring, instructive, and joyous: as befits its subtitle, this is destined, deservedly, to become a truly iconic book.” - Nigella Lawson, chef and author of How to Be a Domestic Goddess and Simply Nigella “I am convinced that Stella is the result of a biological accident where a lab technician dropped Betty Crocker, Ernie the Keebler Elf, Mr. Wizard, and Fannie Farmer’s DNA samples into an incubator and out emerged a living, breathing pastry goddess. A genetic experiment gone horribly, horribly right.” - from the Foreword by J. Kenji López-Alt, New York Times-bestselling author of The Food Lab “With her excellent and adventurous palate, inventive mind, and phenomenal baking skills, Stella Parks gives the reader a smart no-nonsense education in baking with a good measure of attitude, loads of encouragement, and plenty of details to ensure success. Refreshing, fun, and inspiring for seasoned and beginning bakers alike.” - Alice Medrich, James Beard Award–winning author of Flavor Flours and Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies “BraveTart is the book that every baker needs in the kitchen. I am in love with Stella's take on classic American pastry staples like the fluffy homemade white bread that begs to be turned into a PB&J or the flaky, tangy hand apple pies like the ones you can’t pass up at the McDonald’s drive-thru.” - Christina Tosi, chef, founder, and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar “Reading Stella Parks’ BraveTart takes us to an extremely decadent, fun place--and beyond: our immersion in the quirky history of American baking is as satisfying and fascinating as these recipes are delicious and impeccably rendered!” - Matt and Ted Lee “From the second I picked up BraveTart I had a childish grin from ear to ear and rightfully so. Stella Parks has managed to tap into everyone’s childhood with her clever, witty and scrumptious versions of iconic and nostalgic sweets of our youth. Don’t be fooled though, she is a no nonsense baker and this book is chock full of lessons and demystifying baking tips, tricks and techniques. BraveTart is must have “ingredient” for bakers of all levels. ” - Johnny Iuzzini “Stella has given us all a gift in recreating these wonderful recipes.  Every recipe will bring a smile to your face and make you want to bring your family together and recreate your childhood birthday parties or other special moments. Thank you Stella for reminding us these special iconic desserts are as much fun to make as they are to eat.” - Maura Kilpatrick, Pastry Chef and Owner of Sofra Bakery and Café, co-author of Soframiz “A cookbook that is as interesting to read as it is to cook from. . . . From elegant homespun desserts to homemade Wonder Bread, [BraveTart] offers a Cracker Jack blend (yes, there's a recipe for that, too) of ingenuity and whimsy.  ” - Publishers Weekly, starred review “Parks offers a master lesson in baking techniques and a lively guide to some little known food history.” - Shelf Awareness (starred review) About the Author Stella Parks is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a James Beard Award nominated writer for Serious Eats. She was named one of America’s Best New Pastry Chefs by Food & Wine. When not at home in Lexington, Kentucky, Stella can be found at the Serious Eats test kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. J. Kenji López-Alt is the managing culinary director of SeriousEats.com, author of the James Beard Award–nominated column The Food Lab, and a columnist for Cooking Light. He lives in San Mateo with his wife Adriana.

2017
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The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures) This volume collects the great novelist’s Norton lectures at Harvard University, giving those of us who didn’t get to attend
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This volume collects the great novelist’s Norton lectures at Harvard University, giving those of us who didn’t get to attend a glimpse at Morrison’s thoughts on race and otherness, and how these things affect literature and lives around the world. (The Millions 2017-07-11) Pulitzer– and Nobel Prize–winning novelist Morrison analyzes the language of race and racism and the classification of people into dehumanizing racial categories in American culture… Lyrically written and intelligently argued, this book is on par with Morrison’s Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination and The Black Book. (Publishers Weekly (starred review) 2017-07-24) Morrison explores how cultures, societies, and individuals develop the notion of the Other, the reasons for it, the perceived benefits of distinguishing based on what many insist are racial traits despite the slipperiness of concepts of race…In this slim volume, Morrison shares again her enormous talent for examining the complexity of race and racial identity, the inhumanity that results from ‘othering’ a fellow human being, the justifications for cruelty that has resulted in romanticized images of slavery and oppression, and how the perversity of racism reverberates through centuries. (Vanessa Bush Booklist 2017-08-01) Melding memoir, history, and trenchant literary analysis, Nobel Prize laureate Morrison offers perceptive reflections on the configuration of Otherness…As sharp and insightful as one would expect from this acclaimed author. (Kirkus Reviews 2017-06-15) This is an intriguing and timely series of reflections on race, fear, belonging and otherness. (Louise Kennedy The ARTery 2017-08-31) From legendary writer and thinker Toni Morrison comes a book that deals with one of the thorniest topics of our time: race…What is race? What motivates us to construct otherness? What makes us so afraid of one another? Probing, brilliant, and beautifully rendered, The Origin of Others is destined to become one of the major sociological texts of our time. (Elizabeth Kiefer Refinery29 2017-09-01) About the Author Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.

2017
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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) LEGO DC:Cosmic Clash (BD w/Figurine) Can Batman prevail against an unstoppable intergalactic machine with the power to bend time
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LEGO DC:Cosmic Clash (BD w/Figurine) Can Batman prevail against an unstoppable intergalactic machine with the power to bend time itself!? Until now, the Justice League has triumphed over every foe who has challenged them. But all of those enemies had one thing in common: the were alive! This time, they face Brainiac a super-intelligent invulnerable machine whose mad quest endangers all life in the galaxy! With the fate of the Earth and the Justice League at stake, can the World’s Greatest Detective outsmart the most evil supercomputer in the galaxy? ]]>

2017
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Foscam HD 720P WiFi Security IP Camera (Enhanced 2017 Edition) with iOS/Android App, Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision (FI9821PR, Black) You know what you need from a WiFi security camera: to ensure the safety of your home, children, pets, or business. You want the
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Foscam HD 720P WiFi Security IP Camera (Enhanced 2017 Edition) with iOS/Android App, Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision (FI9821PR, Black) by Foscam

You know what you need from a WiFi security camera: to ensure the safety of your home, children, pets, or business. You want the ability to stay connected to what you care about: to live monitor or record what's happening, perhaps with the aid of scheduling functions or maybe through simple but powerful motion trigger and smart alert features. You also need the recordings to be smooth and clear so that the footage is truly useful, and so you don't have to struggle to discern the details of a scene. You want the features you need at the highest quality, without extras you don't need. In other words, you want full choice over your recording method (HDD/SD/NVR/Cloud), and you want to spend only for what fulfills your needs. With the FI9821PR, you'll enjoy rich HD securely broadcast with dual-stream and H.264 compression to optimize bandwidth usage on your network. Intelligent motion alerts provide accurate realtime monitoring. Clear digital zoom provides a closeup on small details. Powerful IR-LEDs provide night vision up to 26ft. Wide 75° angle keeps the action in-frame. Camera includes free app (iOS/Android) and supports IEEE 802.11n 2G band WiFi and dual system backup. Versus any IP camera, WiFI wireless security camera system, or CCTV home security camera system, the FI9821PR is a classic cornerstone of professional quality + value in the home monitoring and CCTV industries, now upgraded with 2017 firmware and an extra long power cable for more convenient placement (note: this is an indoor camera, but we have outdoor security camera models such as the FI9800PR). With unsurpassed performance value – including a full 2-year USA Warranty – you can enjoy peace of mind about your purchase as well as the things you love. Package Contents: Foscam FI9821PR | Security Camera Wireless Antenna | Mounting Bracket | Power Supply / Security Camera Adapter | 2 Meter Extension Cable | Quick Install Guide | Manual | 2-Year USA Warranty

2017
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