Fantasy-loving folders will rejoice in this enchanting collection of 27 original models by origami master John Montroll. Ranging from simple to complex, the figures include 10 types of dragons as well as a wizard, ogre, unicorn, phoenix, and other imaginary creatures. Illustrated instructions accompany each model, along with a brief chapter in an ongoing adventure story. Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, Montroll offers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow origamists to create better models with fewer steps.
What would you do if the government took your liberty? California citizens labored under the cruel hand of the UN, brought in to enforce martial law as their Islamist henchmen terrorized the countryside.
Some citizens in the cities felt safer, free of the street violence and looting. Other citizens saw this for what it was. Globalist tyranny. In Bug Out! California Book 7, patriots are on the move, in San Diego County and in the Bay Area. In the south, the newly merged group plans an attack on the enemy base in Julian, but there are smaller battles to win first. Victories come at a high cost.
In the north, Ivan and Jules are planning a complex series of attacks, starting with the Mertins Electronics plant, but expanding quickly from there, new recruits being brought on daily. The enemy isn’t sitting on their hands, and battle the patriots at each opportunity, both sides losing key people. Bug Out! California Part 7 – Citizens Awake is an action-packed thrill ride, with battle after bloody battle. If you enjoy stories of bravery, determination, and the triumph of the human spirit, you’ll love this episode of the Bug Out! California saga. Buy your copy today!
It didn t take long for Barack Obama to make his mark as the biggest political star to ever occupy the White House. Over the course of his two terms in office, Obama has injected the American presidency deeper into popular culture than any of his predecessors. He and his wife Michelle have become iconic figures, celebrities of the first order.This book, by award-winning White House correspondent and presidential historian Kenneth T.
Walsh, discusses how the Obamas reached this point. More important, it takes a detailed and comprehensive look at the history of America s presidents as celebrities in chief since the beginning of the Republic. Walsh makes the point that modern presidents need to be celebrities and build on their fame in order to propel their agendas and rally public support for themselves as national leaders so that they can get things done.Combining incisive historical analysis with a journalist s eye for detail, this book looks back to such presidents as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as the forerunners of contemporary celebrity presidents. It examines modern presidents including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Roosevelt, and Theodore Roosevelt, each of whom qualified as a celebrity in his own time and place. The book also looks at presidents who fell short in their star appeal, such as George W.
Bush, George H. W. Bush, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson, and explains why their star power was lacking.Among the special features of the book are detailed profiles of the presidents and how they measured up or failed as celebrities; an historical analysis of America s popular culture and how presidents have played a part in it, from sports and television to movies and the news media; the role of first ladies; and a portfolio of fascinating photos illustrating the intersection of the presidency with popular culture."
USA Today Best Selling Author Kirsten Osbourne Mail Order Mischief When Elizabeth Miller agreed to manage a mail order bride agency years before, she had no idea that it would leave her lonely and isolated. She's loved one man for years and is about to give up on marrying for love entirely. When she receives a letter from a man in Texas looking for a bride, she considers marrying him to be close to her sister. She doesn't want to be alone for the rest of her life. Bernard agrees to work for Elizabeth after his life is shattered. As he slowly heals and picks up the pieces and gets to know his beautiful employer, he realizes he is falling for her more and more, but he knows his place in life. When she insists on taking a trip to Fort Worth to check out a potential groom, he knows he can't send her alone. Will he be able to survive the long train ride to Fort Worth without letting his feelings show? Or will Elizabeth somehow convince him that they are meant to be? USA Today Best Selling Author Callie Hutton Daniel’s Desire: In the Shadow of War Lt. Daniel McCoy escapes from a Union prison toward the end of the Civil War, his only thought to get far away from enemy territory. But he doesn’t count on saving young widow Rosemarie Wilson’s life. Rosemarie has no use for Rebels soldiers, having lost everything the last time they visited. But Daniel has not only saved her life, he is sticking around to help with the farm and her children until she recovers. With Union soldiers searching for him, every day that Daniel remains puts him in danger. Or is it the widow who has captured his heart the greater risk? Best-selling Author Caroline Clemmons Tabitha’s Journey Would you become a mail-order bride? Tabitha Masterson is certain whatever awaits her in Radford Crossing , Texas will be better than what awaits her in Boston. . She escapes to begin her new life in Texas, but trouble can’t be far behind. If she’s married when trouble arrives, surely she’ll be safe. But her fiancé is reluctant to accept her as a substitute for the mail-order bride he’d courted. Bear Baldwin is crushed when he receives a wire notifying him that the woman with whom he has corresponded for almost a year has passed him off to her friend. Do the two women believe he’s like an old shirt to be handed down? His mother urges him to give the substitute fiancée a chance, but his pride is stung and he hasn’t decided. Best-selling Author Sylvia McDaniel Scandalous Suffragette Brides: Abigail Women Wanted – Feisty, Head Strong Women Need Not Apply In New Hope, Texas women like children, are to be seen and not heard. Their only job in life is to marry, procreate and be a loyal, obedient wife. Thus the shortage of available women. Until, Abigail Vanderhooten is unexpectedly called home, her head filled with ideas of changing the world. Jack Turner likes being the mayor in a small, western town where the biggest rabble rousers are cowboys. Everything is about to change when Abigail, returns to town, ready to take on the local laws. While trying to keep the town from splitting apart, he’s surprised how her strong spirit captivates him.
And he’s shocked when she manages to worm her way into his bachelor heart, with her controversial ideas. With a women’s revolution brewing, will Jack be forced to run her out of town, before he has a chance to convey how she’s changed him.
POROD KOGA SE PLAŠIMO Sve do pojave mladog i obećavajućeg Ota Oltvanjija, Goran Skrobonja je bio jedini pisac bivše Jugoslavije koji je bio vredan pažnje unutar žanra strave i užasa. Izrastao kao pisac pod kišobranom sada najznačajnijeg pokreta moderne balkanske fantastike (razne edicije urednika Bobana Kneževića) Skrobonja je od svojih prvih objavljenih radova imao problem da artikuliše model kojem se priklonio – sličan modelu Stivena Kinga – a da to ne deluje banalno unutar ovdašnjih okvira. Priče objavljene u antologijama Tamni vilajet, almanahu Monolit i časopisima delovale su kao beživotne posrbe nečijeg tuđeg izraza. U romanu Nakot (prvo „izdanje“ je bilo fotokopirani samizdat, vanredni broj fanzina „Emitor“ u 20 primeraka 1992), Skrobonja uspeva da uskladi omiljeni kingovski izraz sa pulsom podneblja kojim se bavi, dajući nam da naslutimo do koje se zanimljive i značajne mere taj izraz u budućnosti može razviti. Vizija nam oslikava Jugoslaviju (bivšu) krajem ovog veka, blisku budućnost u kojoj se, pored političkih civilizacijskih napetosti, pojavljuje i novi genetski faktor: soj dece sa telepatskim i ostalim ESP sposobnostima, koja se bore za prostor eliminacijom „zastarele vrste.“ Solidno dozirana dramaturgija, nekoliko briljantnih momenata i duhovite projekcije socijalnih trendova čine da knjiga izgleda prekratka u odnosu na naboj kojim nas vuče. Osnovne slabosti, primetnije u ekspoziciji knjige, jesu izveštačenost jezika i želja da se u tvrdom američkom maniru dočara taj svet, dajući kao efekat banalnost u pojedinim momentima.
Tamo gde se autor opustio i odlepio (scene sa penzionerom, nekadašnjim četnikom-koljačem koji se bori protiv zlog soja) na površinu izbija autentična, obećavajuća energija. Da li će se ona u budućnosti i ostvariti u punoj snazi i postati relevantna i van okvira domaće scene, to pre svega zavisi od autorove snage da relativizuje oblike američkog modela horora i krene u avanturu u kojoj bi bio prvi kod nas. Po recenziji Miodraga Milovanovića („Znak Sagite 1“), „ako ikada horor nađe mesto pod suncem naše književnosti, onda će ovo (Nakot, p. Z.S.) biti jedan od vrednijih kamena temeljaca.“ Preokret jeste očigledan, knjiga će verovatno biti „bestseler“ u određenim krugovima, ali najuzbudljivijom se čini perspektiva zrelog procvata ove vrste pisanja kod nas.
Jonah Grey is driven by a lust for the blood of the legendary Chupacabra who murdered the woman he was to mate with in a horrendous manner. He jumps at the offer to leave the FBI and join Night Seekers, a group of people dedicated to hunting and killing the devil beast. When a new killing is reported, Jonah is assigned to investigate. Following a track late one night, Jonah encounters comes upon a cabin where a woman lives alone. Through the window he sees her pleasuring herself and both his wolf and human senses are fully aroused.
When he goes to question her there is such explosive chemistry between them that neither can turn away from it, and the sex that follows brings them to a level of pleasure neither has ever known before. He moves into her cabin dividing his time between tracking the Chupacabra and erotic bouts of orgasmic sex with Dakota. They form a bond that goes beyond the hot tumble in the sheets. She is even accepting of him when she sees him in his wolf form. But will she agree to mate with him and accept him full into her life? Is the beast they track and kill the real Chupacabra…or a fake, leaving the real beast to search for yet another prey?
Call it the forgotten rivalry. The Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers may not share geographical boundaries, and today they don't even play in the same division, but for a period of time in the 1970s Dodgers vs. Reds was the best rivalry in Major League Baseball. They boasted the biggest names of the game--Johnny Bench, Steve Garvey, Pete Rose, Don Sutton, and Ron Cey, to name a few--and appeared in the World Series seven out of nine years. In Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue: Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Rivalry, Tom Van Riper provides a fresh look at these two powerhouse teams and the circumstances that made them so pivotal. Van Riper delves into the players, managers, executives, and broadcasters from the rivalry whose impact on baseball continued beyond the 1970s--including the first recipient of Tommy John surgery (Tommy John himself), the all-time hit king turned gambling pariah (Pete Rose), and two young announcers who would soon go on to national prominence (Al Michaels and Vin Scully).
In addition, Van Riper recounts in detail the 1973 season when both teams were at or near their peak form, particularly the extra-inning nail-biter between the Reds and Dodgers that took place on September 21 and effectively decided the divisional race. Cincinnati Red and Dodger Blue includes never-before-published interviews with former players from the rivalry, providing a personal and in-depth look at this decade in baseball full of upheaval and change. Baseball's realignment in 1994 may have rendered this great rivalry nearly forgotten, but its story is one that will be enjoyed by baseball fans and historians of all generations.