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Bill O’reilly’s Legends And Lies: The Patriots
“The companion volume to the Fox news series”–Jacket.
More books by David Fisher
1. “What Is Not” and “What Is”
David Fisher invites us to create our own roadmap for life’s journey. For any of us feeling trapped by our own thought habits, this gem of a book offers concrete practices for us to get better acquainted with our humanity and to cultivate benefit for ourselves and our fellow humans. There are many approaches to mindfulness and meditation (in the world) and I have often found myself, in the hopes of mastering my thoughts and suffering less, flitting from one to the next, without really landing until now. David’s book offers a process of active learning with the practices in each chapter assisting in tailoring a nourishing personal practice. I have become more aware of my own habitual patterns of thinking and am more able to let these go if they are not of benefit . . . the beginning of inner freedom. As a social worker, I would urge helping professionals to work with this book as a means of cultivating equanimity as an antidote to burnout and vicarious trauma. Gisele Benoit, MSW
2. Just Grow It Yourself
How do you feel about industrial food? Is it okay that your grocery store produce has grown an average of 1,500 miles away and is two weeks old by the time it gets to you? Do you care deeply about fresh, safe, nutritious, and sustainably produced food? Are you unhappy that 60% of us are overweight, 40% are obese, and nearly 50% are either diabetic or pre-diabetic? From taste and nutrition to cost, safety, and yield, Just Grow It Yourself contrasts home and industrial food production face to face. Its startling conclusion: pound for pound of production, those gardens are vastly more efficient than the industrial food system and offer far superior health, economic, social, and ecological outcomes. The book then proposes a new, three-tiered system, anchored in home and community gardens and sustainably backed by local and distantly sourced food. It further contends that this redesigned system has much greater potential for alleviating food insecurity than the current industrial system. Most encouraging is the message that home gardens will help re-connect us to ourselves, one another, and nature in a way that all of us can creatively relate to on the most personal level: growing and consuming some to most of our food.” _____________________________________________________________________________ “The subtitle of this book says it all: Home Gardens Outshine Industrial Food! As Big Ag and Big Food unite to bring us toxic food that wrecks our immune systems, this book shows us the only way back to health! The solution is actually right in our own hands, will mitigate climate change by reducing demand for industrial food, and can even bring us real joy!” –Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist & futurist, author of Gaia’s Dance
3. Kennedy’s Avenger
New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher bring to life the incredible story of one of America’s most publicized—and most surprising—criminal trials in history. No crime in history had more eyewitnesses. On November 24, 1963, two days after the killing of President Kennedy, a troubled nightclub owner named Jack Ruby quietly slipped into the Dallas police station and assassinated the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Millions of Americans witnessed the killing on live television, and yet the event would lead to questions for years to come. It also would help to spark the conspiracy theories that have continued to resonate today. Under the long shadow cast by the assassination of America’s beloved president, few would remember the bizarre trial that followed three months later in Dallas, Texas. How exactly does one defend a man who was seen pulling the trigger in front of millions? And, more important, how did Jack Ruby, who fired point-blank into Oswald live on television, die an innocent man? Featuring a colorful cast of characters, including the nation’s most flamboyant lawyer pitted against a tough-as-Texas prosecutor, award-winning authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher unveil the astonishing details behind the first major trial of the television century. While it was Jack Ruby who appeared before the jury, it was also the city of Dallas and the American legal system being judged by the world.
5. Morality and the Bomb
Originally published in 1985, this book surveys how NATO policy sought to come to terms with the revolution in thinking about war which was brought about by the advent of nuclear weapons. It also examines the logic of deterrence. The book assesses the ethical issues involved, using as a framework the tradition of the idea of the Just War. A detailed modern version of the theory is elaborated and defended from an ethical viewpoint that gives due weight both to the mental states of the agent and to the consequences of his agency. The principle of non-combatant immunity is also examined for its clear relevance to the debate. Further considerations involve the effectiveness of deterrence and its morality, and the question whether deterrence can be effective even if its use is prohibited. The book also discusses the implications of various possible changes in NATO policy.
6. The Pack (Paperbacks from Hell)
In the August heat they frolicked on the beaches, fetched sticks, played with the children. Then the summer dwellers left, abandoning them to the island’s harsh winter. Ravenous hunger and violent rage have brought them together under a cunning, ferocious leader. Man has betrayed his best friend–now the dogs will have their day. It’s a bitter winter, and the dogs of summer have grown hungry … and vicious! This edition of David Fisher’s The Pack (1976) features a new introduction by Will Errickson and the original cover painting by Lydia Rosier. “A flesh-crawling thriller!”–The New York Times
7. John Adams Under Fire
Look for Dan Abrams and David Fisher’s new book, Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby. *NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* “An expert, extremely detailed account of John Adams’ finest hour.”—Kirkus Reviews Honoring the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre The New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln’s Last Trial and host of LivePD Dan Abrams and David Fisher tell the story of a trial that would change history. An eye-opening story of America on the edge of revolution. History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country’s second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era—the Boston Massacre, where five civilians died from shots fired by British soldiers. Drawing on Adams’s own words from the trial transcript, Dan Abrams and David Fisher transport readers to colonial Boston, a city roiling with rebellion, where British military forces and American colonists lived side by side, waiting for the spark that would start a war.
8. Lincoln’s Last Trial Young Readers’ Edition
At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison was accused of murder in Springfield, Illinois. The man hired to save his life was none other than self-taught lawyer Abraham Lincoln. But what would be Lincoln’s last case before his presidency posed many personal challenges. The murder victim had been an apprentice in Lincoln’s law office. The accused murderer was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. To win the trial, Lincoln would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office. And with the rise of newspapers, the nation was watching the presidential hopeful very, very closely. Based on actual court transcripts that include Lincoln’s own words and adapted from Dan Abrams and David Fisher’s New York Times bestseller, Lincoln’s Last Trial is both a twisty, turny true crime story and a vivid picture of Abraham Lincoln on the eve of his presidency. This thrilling, never-before-seen look at one of the most beloved figures in US history will captivate both young readers and adults alike.
9. Live Long And . . .
Star Trek legend and veteran author William Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well whatever your age. “I have always felt,” William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that “like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn’t die as long as I was booked.” And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him to take stock. After mulling over the lessons he’s learned, the places he’s been, and all the miracles and strange occurrences he’s witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don’t die. It’s the only one-size-fits-all advice, Shatner argues in Live Long and..:What I Learned Along the Way, because everyone has a unique life—but, to help us all out, he’s more than willing to share stories from his unique life. With a combination of pithy humor and thoughtful vulnerability, Shatner lays out his journey from childhood to peak stardom and all the bumps in the road. (Sometimes the literal road, as in the case of his 2,400-mile motorcycle trip across the country with a bike that didn’t function.) William Shatner is one of our most beloved entertainers, and he intends never to stop entertaining. His funny, provocative, and poignant reflections offer an unforgettable read about a remarkable man.
10. The Mafia Chronicles
A New York Times bestseller, the “chilling and compelling . . . must-read” confessions of a mob hit man—and the riveting sequel of his most harrowing contract (former FBI agent Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco). Killer: The Bronx-born son of a Jewish bootlegger, “Joey the Hit Man” was introduced to crime when he was just eleven years old. For the next thirty years he was a numbers king, scalper, loan shark, enforcer, and drug smuggler. He hijacked trucks, fenced stolen goods, and trafficked in pornography. But Joey really made his name as a Mafia assassin, racking up thirty-eight cold-blooded hits—thirty-five for cash, three for revenge. In this no-holds-barred account, he reveals the brutal truth of a life in organized crime. Hit #29: In the fall of 1969, a public execution in a Brooklyn Italian restaurant earned Joey a mention in the New York Daily News and a twenty-grand payout from the mob. Next up: The bosses suspected their trusted numbers controller, Joe Squillante, was skimming the nightly bets to settle personal debts. But Squillante, aka Hit #29, was no clueless patsy and an unpredictable bull’s-eye. Taking the job meant entering into a game of predator and prey as nerve-racking as the cock of a .38 hammer.
11. Lincoln’s Last Trial
Look for Dan Abrams and David Fisher’s new book, Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby. Instant New York Times bestseller! A Winner of the Barondess/Lincoln Award A Washington Independent Review of Books Favorite Book of 2018 A Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2018 A Mental Floss Best Book of 2018 A USA Today Top 10 Hot Book for Summer “Makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago.” —Diane Sawyer The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and which played out in the nation’s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand cases—including more than twenty-five murder trials—during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer. What normally would have been a local case took on momentous meaning. Lincoln’s debates with Senator Stephen Douglas the previous fall had gained him a national following, transforming the little-known, self-taught lawyer into a respected politician. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860. Taking this case involved great risk. His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, should Harrison be convicted of murder, the spotlight now focused so brightly on him might be dimmed. He had won his most recent murder trial with a daring and dramatic maneuver that had become a local legend, but another had ended with his client dangling from the end of a rope. The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man Lincoln would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office—and who had bitterly slandered Lincoln as an “infidel…too lacking in faith” to be elected. Lincoln’s Last Trial captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.
12. Negative Thermal Expansion Materials
All you want to know about negative thermal expansion materials in an easy to read condensed format. The development of these negative thermal expansion materials has advanced rapidly during the past fifteen years. This is the most up-to-date summary of the current range of negative thermal expansion materials and of the associated mechanisms.
13. The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making
Homemade soaps, scrubs, salves, lotions, and other bath and body products have been popping up all over the places from craft fairs to Etsy and it’s no surprise why. Soap making is a fun and creative hobby that you can do right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Want to learn how? Look no further. The Complete Photo Guide to Soap Making is an A-Z primer on all things soap making. Written by About.com soap making expert David Fisher, this easy-to-use book will guide you through everything you need to know from necessary ingredients, tools, and safety requirements to soap making methods, including: melt and pour, hand milling, cold process, and hot process. You’ll be a pro in no time! Each of the chapters focuses on a specific method, demonstrating basic process, decorative techniques, recipes, and related products such as scrubs, bath bombs, and liquid soaps. You’ll also find a section on how to formulate original recipes, plus guidance on storage and ideas for packaging to impress your friends, family, and maybe even customers! So grab your creativity and some great ingredients and let’s get started.
An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry—and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame—Garriott invented the multi-player online game, and coined the term “Avatar” to describe an individual’s online character. A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Garriott has used the fortune he amassed from the gaming business to embark on a number of thrilling expeditions. He has plumbed the depths of the Atlantic ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, and in 2008 became one of the first private citizens to be launched into space. Richard has been one of the foremost pioneers of the private space industry, investing his time and energy into making space travel more accessible. In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites readers on the great adventure that is his life. Yet his is no ordinary autobiography; throughout, Garriott engages readers with interactive activities and challenges them with “secret codes” for his games. An audacious genius with an insatiable curiosity and an irrepressible playfulness, Garriott takes readers on an unforgettable intellectual experience that is enlightening, adventurous, and fun.
15. Romain Rolland and the Politics of the Intellectual Engagement
This intellectual portrait of Romain Rolland (1866-1944)–French novelist, musicologist, dramatist, and Nobel prizewinner in 1915–focuses on his experiments with political commitment against the backdrop of European history between the two world wars. Best known as a biographer of Beethoven and for his novel, Jean-Christophe, Rolland was one of those nonconforming writers who perceived a crisis of bourgeois society in Europe before the Great War, and who consciously worked to discredit and reshape that society in the interwar period. Analyzing Rolland’s itinerary of engaged stands, David James Fisher clarifies aspects of European cultural history and helps decipher the ambiguities at the heart of all forms of intellectual engagement.Moving from text to context, Fisher organizes the book around a series of debates–Rolland’s public and private collisions over specific committed stands–introducing the reader to the polemical style of French intellectual discourse and offering insight into what it means to be a responsible intellectual. Fisher presents Rolland’s private ruminations, extensive research, and reexamination of the function and style of the French man of letters. He observes that Rolland experimented with five styles of commitment: oceanic mysticism linked to progressive, democratic politics; free thinking linked to antiwar dissent; pacifism and, ultimately, Gandhism; antifacism linked to anti-imperialism, antiracism, and all-out political resistance to fascism; and, most controversially, fellow traveling as a form of socialist humanism and the positive side of antifascism. Fisher views Rolland’s engagement historically and critically, showing that engaged intellectuals of that time were neither naive propagandists nor dupes of political parties.David James Fisher makes a case for the committed writer and hopes to re-ignite the debate about commitment. For him, Romain Rolland sums up engagement in a striking, dialectical formula:
16. Hit #29
The New York Times–bestselling author of Killer: The Autobiography of a Mafia Hit Man reveals the true story of his most harrowing contract murder. “Joey the Hit Man” was a Bronx-born hired assassin who achieved widespread notoriety after writing a bestselling memoir and appearing on the David Susskind show. In this “down-to-earth realistic account,” Joey tells the riveting story behind the strangest of his thirty-eight kills (Los Angeles Free Press). In the fall of 1969, a public execution in an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn earned Joey a mention in the New York Daily News and a twenty-grand payout from the mob. On the surface, his next job seemed just as routine: The bosses suspected their trusted numbers controller, Joe Squillante, was skimming the nightly bets to settle personal debts. Joey gave Squillante two weeks to live. But there was one problem: Squillante once had a hit out on Joey too. No clueless patsy, #29 was an unpredictable bull’s-eye, and the contract holder was a dangerous mobster with a personal grudge against Joey. Taking the job meant entering into a game of predator and prey as nerve-racking as the cock of a .38 hammer. From first tail to all-night stakeouts to the intricate planning of the final confrontation, this is the shockingly detailed first-person account of a professional hit. Full of twists, turns, and double crosses, Hit #29 “tells it like it is” and delivers an unforgettable insider’s view of the mob (Kirkus Reviews).
New York Times Bestseller: This groundbreaking tell-all by a mob hit man is “chilling and compelling—a must-read” (Former FBI agent Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco). The Bronx-born son of a Jewish bootlegger, “Joey the Hit Man” was introduced to crime when he was just eleven years old. For the next thirty years he was a numbers king, scalper, loan shark, enforcer, and drug smuggler. He hijacked trucks, fenced stolen goods, and trafficked in pornography. But Joey really made his name as a Mafia assassin, racking up thirty-eight cold-blooded hits—thirty-five for cash, three for revenge. In Killer, Joey tells the true story of life in organized crime. He exposes the reality of gang wars, discusses how he raised a family while living on the wrong side of the law, and documents the day-to-day business of crime—from making and breaking alliances to staying one step ahead of the cops. He reveals how he faced a grand jury seven times with no convictions (“never lie to your lawyer”) and kept a seven-figure fortune out of reach of the IRS. He lays out in graphic detail the difference between getting paid to kill and doing it for personal reasons. “People think because they saw [The Godfather] they know everything there is to know about organized crime,” Joey contends. In this no-holds-barred account, he reveals the brutal truth behind the Hollywood fantasy. Forty-five years after this true crime classic shocked readers all over the world and set the standard for bestselling Mafia biographies including Joseph Bonnano’s A Man of Honor and Philip Carlo’s Ice Man, the new edition of Killer includes an afterword by coauthor David Fisher that unmasks Joey’s real identity—and the circumstances behind his death that add another layer of mystery to his complicated, colorful, and fascinating life.
18. Bill O’reilly’s Legends And Lies: The Civil War
“From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy’s first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, [this book examines] the often little known stories behind the battle lines of America’s bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures”–Amazon.com.
19. A Camelot of the Biomedical Sciences
The story of the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology was the realization that a complete detailed history of the events leading to the establishment of this unique research center had not been done previously. A brief history was written by Herbert Weissbach about the time of the 20th anniversary of the Institute in a book honoring Fritz Gerber, the Head of Hoffmann-La Roche , titled Research at Roche, Reminiscenses and Reflections for Fritz Gerber, edited by Jurgen Drews and Fritz Melchers. However, what was not described in enough detail in that article was the unique role the Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology in the National Heart Institute, headed by Bernard Brodie in the mid 1950s, had in the formation of the Roche Institute more than 10 years later. It was in that NIH laboratory that four scientists, John Burns, Sidney Udenfriend, Herbert Weissbach and Alfred Pletscher initially interacted, but later came together to create a research center in a pharmaceutical company, Hoffmann-La Roche, based on their experience and the culture they were exposed to at the NIH. Of that initial group, Burns, Udenfriend and Pletscher are deceased, and we realized that if the whole story was to be told it should be done now. With the help of David Fisher, a talented writer, who was able to take all of the information provided, and add his own research input, this book came to be. The Institute lasted for almost 30 years and for those involved from the beginning, it was the best of times, and very likely still exists in the minds of all the scientists and students who trained there and are scattered in laboratories throughout the world.
20. The Big Five
The underlying promise of every exciting medical discovery, diet, and exercise program is the same: do this, buy this, or eat this and you will look better, live longer, and be healthier. But few books can make the promise of this one: if you adapt these five simple, virtually-free suggestions you will live a longer and healthier life, guaranteed. This is no fad study. Each of the recommendations outlined in this book has been proven by an overwhelming number of tests, trials, and studies to increase health and lifespan. There are no gimmicks, no catches, no ifs, ands, or buts. Presented by a trusted expert, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra’s The Big Five includes easily digestible data and startling results from real studies conducted by reputable universities and involving thousands of subjects. Readers of The Big Five can see for themselves that, without a doubt, these five simple actions offer many more proven benefits than the latest expensive supplements, fad diets, jazzy exercise programs, and state-of-the-art gym equipment.
21. Catalogue of the Niagara Flora
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22. Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow
The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan. Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between. From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock. Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
23. Bill O’reilly’s Legends And Lies
The must-have companion to Bill O’Reilly’s historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson’s life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the “gentleman bandit” and one of the west’s most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here–some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies docuseries -from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday– accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley. Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation’s rich history.
24. Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do!
Learn the Coolest Tricks from “The World’s Best Rope Jumper.*” *Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Guinness World Record holder David Fisher is going to change the way you think about rope jumping. Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! will teach you over 100 cool skills and tricks like the Houdini, Cat’s Cradle, and the Pretzel. Even if you have never picked up a rope before, you’ll be saying, “I DID IT!” over and over again. – It’s like a private lesson from the world’s best rope jumper! Each skill is presented with helpful hints, personal notes, step-by-step photos, and simple, clear instructions kids can use to master the tricks. Fisher also covers practical topics like selecting the right type and length of rope, the best jumping surfaces, warming up, proper jumping form, making mistakes, and safety. — Once your kids learn the basic skills and tricks in this book, there will be no end to the number of tricks they can learn and make up on their own or with friends. That’s why this book will motivate your kids to stay in shape year-round (indoors and out).
25. U.S. Marshals
Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp—a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp—offers an exclusive and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation’s development for more than two hundred years. Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization’s hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye-opening book, written with the service’s full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization—the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known. Unlike their counterparts in the police and the FBI, U.S. Marshals aren’t responsible for investigating or prosecuting crimes. They pursue and arrest the most dangerous criminal offenders on U.S. soil, an extraordinarily hazardous job often involving gun battles and physical altercations. Earp takes us back to the service’s early days, explaining its creation and its role in the border wars that helped make continental expansion possible. He brings to life the gunslingers and gunfights that have made the Marshals legend, and explores the service’s role today integrating federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in the hunt for the most notorious criminals—terrorists, drug lords, gun runners. Setting his own experiences within the long history of the U.S. Marshals service, Earp offers a moving and illuminating tribute to the brave marshals who have dedicated their lives to keeping the nation safe.
26. Earn the Right to Win
A top NFL coach offers leadership advice that applies from the field to the office Tom Coughlin led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories with his unique system of relentless preparation and resilience. He teaches his players that you can never guarantee a win, but you can always earn the right to win-with focus, hard work, and anticipation of obstacles. Now Coughlin shows how his teachings apply beyond the gridiron, illustrating his points with previously untold stories about players like Eli Manning, Doug Flutie, and Michael Strahan. His wisdom can help leaders in any field rev up their own organizations. ‘Tom Coughlin challenged us and prepared us to handle anything that was thrown at us … The lessons I learned from him weren’t limited to football. They were applicable to every aspect of my life’ -Michael Strahan Tom Coughlin is one of the most successful coaches in NFL history. Before winning two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, he coached the Jacksonville Jaguars for nine seasons, leading them to two appearances in the AFC Championship Game. David Fisher is the co-author of seventeen New York Times bestsellers.
27. The Secret Life of Kim Dotcom
28. Sapp Attack
A no-holds-barred personal account by the multiple award-winning defenseman and television analyst shares uproarious observations on lesser-known aspects of pro football, tracing his rise through high school and college athletic programs and his relationships with famous fellow players while sharing insights into how the NFL system actually works. 150,000 first printing.
29. Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation
“If you are a Professional Crime Scene Investigator, then this book is a must have for both your personal forensic reference library, as well as your office reference library.”Edward W. Wallace Jr., Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Retired First Grade Detective, NYPD”Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation is a well-written, comprehensive gu
30. Leadership by Example
An accessible and inspiring guide to good leadership based on a popular lecture that Dr. Chopra has presented to thousands Very few of us are leaders all the time, in everything we do, but all of us can become a leader in specific situations. In a committee, in business, at a social club or at a religious institution, we all find a time in our lives when we can lead. Few people set out knowingly to become leaders, rather they see a need and they find a way of dealing with it, and often others choose to follow their example. Based on a talk that he has given to more than 60,000 people in at least seven countries, the “LEADERSHIP” mnemonic that Dr. C hopra explains is as follows: L – listen well. E – empathy. A – attitude. D – dreams and decisiveness. E – effectiveness. R – resilience. S – a sense of purpose. H – humility and humor. I – integrity and imagination. P – principles, and willingness to pack other people’s parachutes. Drawing from his experience as Faculty Dean for Continuing Education for Harvard Medical School as well as the writings and lives of great leaders throughout history, this easy-to-read, inspiring book will serve as a reminder and a guide to becoming leaders in our own lives.
31. Basic: Surviving Boot Camp and Basic Training
There is absolutely nothing in the American experience comparable to basic training or boot camp. If you haven’t been through it, you can’t understand it. But if you’ve been through it, you never forget it. No matter where they live, all American fighting men and women have one thing in common: They have survived basic military training. They’ve crawled through the swamps on Parris Island, stood in the frigid cold guarding a Dumpster at Great Lakes, struggled to complete fifteen bars on the horizontal ladder to get to the chow hall at Ft. Jackson, fought desperately to stay awake after long days without sleep at Lackland. They were shaved and screamed at, they barely ate, they marched a hundred miles, and they accomplished things they never would have dreamed were possible. They made the epic journey from civilian to soldier in eight weeks… and gained a lifetime of memories in the process. If you’ve done it, you will recognize the Drill Instructors, the marching chants, the movie segments, the proper way to make a hospital corner, the jokes, the camaraderie and the shared feeling of triumph. And those who haven’t done it—yet—will understand and appreciate this life-changing experience. Basic is the story of that training. Col. Jack Jacobs and David Fisher tell the funny, sad, dramatic, poignant, and sometimes crazy history of how America has trained its military, told through the indelible memories of those who remember the experiences as if they happened yesterday.
32. I Hear Always the Dogs on the Hospital Roof
“I Hear Always the Dogs on the Hospital Roof” by David Fisher is the winner of the first William Meredith Award for Poetry 2012. This exciting book features new and collected poems from David fisher, plus 35 wonderful full color paintings by Rita Dawley and photographs by Stella Monday, plus many other illustrations. Grace Cavalieri writes in her introduction: “It’s a sharp world you’ll enter now with David Fisher’s poetry. You’ll read of Carthage, Tiberius, The Roman conquest. Then, you’ll feel the suffering we impose on ourselves, first imposed on us by others, in the splendid poems from “The Book of Madness” (1980)… This is a book for which all the readings, meditations, and teachings have not prepared us. It is from a man who has lost everything early on, including his mind, and, now, he reclaims the search for those things sought and never found-through narrative, epic, dramatic, classic, multilingual, historical, lyrical poetry. The book is eclectic because that’s the way his mind works; but judged by what risks it took to write and publish, there are many others who comprehend and are addicted to this poet’s ironic beauty.”
33. Is Wine the Best Medicine?
Original published as part of DOCTOR CHOPRA SAYS. WE’VE ALL SEEN THE HEADLINES: – An apple a day keeps the doctor away! – A glass of wine a day helps prevent heart disease! – Drinking coffee lowers your risk for liver cancer! BUT WHAT SHOULD WE BELIEVE? ONCE UPON A TIME, maintaining your health seemed relatively simple. But today we’re barraged by a never-ending array of conflicting medical advice. It’s all terribly confusing, and most of us aren’t sure what news we can trust and what we can ignore. Doctor Chopra Says offers a solution that will help you make the right decisions for your health. In this groundbreaking ebook, IS WINE THE BEST MEDICINE?, Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and renowned cardiologist Dr. Alan Lotvin to give you the most cutting-edge medical research available concerning food and drink medical myths.
This is a student supplement associated with: Welding, 1/e David J. Hoffman Kevin R. Dahle David J. Fisher ISBN: 0132349779
35. Politics and Pasta
The story behind the podcast Crimetown, as told by the notorious Buddy Cianci himself. An election is a war and “to the victor belongs the spoils.” That’s the real democratic process. After all, you’ll never see a victorious politician tell his supporters, “I want to thank all of you who worked so hard for my election. However, in the interest of good government, I’ve decided to give all the jobs to those people who voted against me.” This belief became Buddy Cianci’s mantra. Following his own rules, Cianci spent almost three decades as mayor of Providence, RI… before leaving for an enforced vacation in a federally funded gated community. Providence was a dying industrial city when he first took office, but he helped turn it into one of the most desirable places to live in America. He did it by playing the game of hardball politics as well as it has ever been played, living up to his favorite Sinatra lyric “I did it my way”—because that’s the only way a mayor can run a city. If you want to know the truth about how politics is played, you picked the right book. This is the behind-the-locked-door story of how politics in America really works. Here is a man who has been called many things: “America’s Most Innovative Mayor,” a “colorful character,” and a convicted felon. But no one has ever called him shy. Here, he serves it all up.
36. Morality and War
With the ending of the strategic certainties of the Cold War, the need for moral clarity over when, where and how to start, conduct and conclude war has never been greater. There has been a recent revival of interest in the just war tradition. But can a medieval theory help us answer twenty-first century security concerns? David Fisher explores how just war thinking can and should be developed to provide such guidance. His in-depth study examines philosophical challenges to just war thinking, including those posed by moral scepticism and relativism. It explores the nature and grounds of moral reasoning; the relation between public and private morality; and how just war teaching needs to be refashioned to provide practical guidance not just to politicians and generals but to ordinary service people. The complexity and difficulty of moral decision-making requires a new ethical approach – here characterised as virtuous consequentialism – that recognises the importance of both the internal quality and external effects of agency; and of the moral principles and virtues needed to enact them. Having reinforced the key tenets of just war thinking, Fisher uses these to address contemporary security issues, including the changing nature of war, military pre-emption and torture, the morality of the Iraq war, and humanitarian intervention. He concludes that the just war tradition provides not only a robust but an indispensable guide to resolve the security challenges of the twenty-first century.
37. Much Ado about (Practically) Nothing
There are eight columns in the Periodic Table. The eighth column is comprised of the rare gases, so-called because they are the rarest elements on earth. They are also called the inert or noble gases because, like nobility, they do no work. They are colorless, odorless, invisible gases which do not react with anything, and were thought to be unimportant until the early 1960s. Starting in that era, David Fisher has spent roughly fifty years doing research on these gases, publishing nearly a hundred papers in the scientific journals, applying them to problems in geophysics and cosmochemistry, and learning how other scientists have utilized them to change our ideas about the universe, the sun, and our own planet. Much Ado about (Practically) Nothing will cover this spectrum of ideas, interspersed with the author’s own work which will serve to introduce each gas and the important work others have done with them. The rare gases have participated in a wide range of scientific advances-even revolutions-but no book has ever recorded the entire story. Fisher will range from the intricacies of the atomic nucleus and the tiniest of elementary particles, the neutrino, to the energy source of the stars; from the age of the earth to its future energies; from life on Mars to cancer here on earth. A whole panoply that has never before been told as an entity.
38. How to Keep Mom (and Yourself) Out of a Nursing Home
Fisher identifies the seven most common causes of nursing home admission, delves into each cause, and outlines the key strategies for protecting yourself from these pitfalls.
39. Friends of the Family
“One of the most spectacular cases of police corruption in the city.” —New York Times Friends of the Family is a look deep inside the most notorious case to rock the NYPD: The story of Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, the two police detectives who moonlighted as mob hit men. As told by Tommy Dades and Michael Vecchione—the cop and District Attorney investigator who solved New York’s coldest case—along with co-writer David Fisher, Friends of the Family is shocking true crime in the tradition of Nicolas Pileggi’s Wiseguys and Underboss by Peter Mass—a chilling, in-depth examination of what the New York Daily News calls “the worst betrayal of the badge in the NYPD’s history.”
40. The Accountant’s Story
Pablo Escobar and the Medellin drug cartel formed the greatest criminal empire of all time. At its peak, in the 1980s, Forbes pegged the Escobar fortune at a cool $6 billion. Pablo’s older brother Roberto, the author of this book, says that actually theE
41. Fire-Breathing Liberal
There’s a reason The Nation, America’s leading progressive magazine, named Robert Wexler the country’s “Most Valuable Congressman.” It’s the same reason right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh refers to him as “disgusting.” It’s because for the last twelve years Wexler has been Congress’s most outspoken liberal — taking on George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Alberto Gonzales, General David Petraeus, and, when necessary, even his own party. In Fire-Breathing Liberal, Wexler brings readers onto the floor of the House and puts them at the center of some of the last decade’s biggest controversies. He passionately describes how he defended Bill Clinton from impeachment and how he stood up against the Bush brothers when the “butterfly” ballots in his Florida district wrongly decided the 2000 presidential election. He also offers an honest and brutal assessment of the Iraq war and explains why he has become a leader in the movement to impeach Vice President Cheney. And, with warmth and wit, Wexler shares some of the funniest stories from the corridors of Congress, including how he became The Colbert Report’s most talked-about guest. This is a remarkably candid first-person account of recent political history that shows government as it has rarely been seen — by a Democrat in the middle of the storms.
42. Up Till Now
A portrait of the “Star Trek” celebrity’s career and personal life describes his early acting jobs, his non-Star Trek roles, and the part that his alter ego, Captain Kirk, has played in influencing pop culture as well as his own sense of self.
43. Why Don’t Cats Go Bald?
This is a very funny book of fascinating facts about feline psychology, behavior, and health, with unique insight about cat traits we thought were inexplicable. For example: Why do cats suddenly start racing around the house for no apparent reason? We call this strange behavior “crazy hour.” As the most highly evolved predator on the planet, cats are perfectly designed for hunting . . . Hunting requires long periods of stalking and waiting, punctuated by a sudden and furious burst of activity as they go for the kill. During these periods, cats sleep, rest, and conserve energy. House cats average 17 hours of sleep a day, particularly on days when 24 or Lost aren’t on television. In mouse-free environments, cats lack prey, and these long periods of rest are interrupted by bursts of activity that mimic a cat’s natural behavior—the capture of food prey. The stored energy eventually has to be released. This is not a book just for cat lovers but for any reader who loves entertaining nature books such as Why Do Men Have Nipples? and Do Fish Drink Water? Dr. Skip Sullivan is a vet who owns The Cat Practice in New York City, which he founded in 1972. He is a graduate of the Veterinary School at Cornell University, and he is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Marine Corps and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with a combat V. David Fisher is a comedy writer who lives in Riverdale, New York, with his family (and two cats!)
44. The Silken Thread
We are meaning-makers. We are both enthralled and trapped by our own meanings and beliefs. The Silken Thread takes readers through this mystery to find healing and spiritual growth.
For fifty seasons Lute Olson has been teaching young athletes the skills of basketball—and life. Starting as a high school coach, he worked his way to the top of the basketball world, winning more than a thousand games, a national championship, and a wo
46. Forensics Demystified
There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Forensics Demystified explains forensic science in a logical progression from evidence collection through analysis and finally to the scientist actually testifying in court. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.
47. The Good Guys
* Chain-smoking Mickey Fists isn’t sure if he’s an “addict” or an “attic.” * The Freemont Avenue Social Club is on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy. So are the best wiretaps FBI money can buy. * Skinny Al weighed 320 pounds and lived life to the fullest…until someone burned out his eardrums and shot his body full of holes. Hundreds of writers have tried to capture life inside the mob, but no one has ever had the inside access to write a book like this one. Drawing on the firsthand experience of former undercover FBI agent Joe Pistone-aka Donnie Brasco-as well as former Mafia prince Bill Bonanno, The Good Guys straddles both sides of the law, races relentlessly through the New York City underworld, and crackles with characters and moments so vivid they will never let you go. At Columbia University, a professor of Russian literature has gone missing. A few miles and light-years away, Little Eddie LaRocca and Bobby San Filippo are on the move-dealing in everything from hot-sheet hotels to bootleg Fuji film. When the hoods are sent to find the professor, they find out that someone else is looking, too. Beautiful FBI agent Laura Russo is making her preppy partner’s head spin. She knows the missing man is important-and somehow connected to a recent mob hit. While Eddie and Bobby are fighting their way through ugly deeds and pretty coeds, these feds will cook up some business of their own, turning a little disagreement among criminals into an all-out war… Capturing the organized crime world of the go-go ’80s, Pistone and Bonanno’s one-of-a-kind collaboration is bad to the bone-and as marvelously authentic as it gets.
48. Planet Of The Umps: A Baseball Life From Behind The Plate
An account of life as an umpire by one of major league baseball’s most notorious figures shares his adventures on and off the field, from his career in the minor leagues to his experiences with such players as Reggie Jackson, Mark McGwire, and Nolan Ryan. Reprint.
49. Optimize Now (or Else!)
Companies are often their own worst enemies. Work is performed in disconnected functional and geographic silos, making it impossible to achieve end-to-end effectiveness. Optimal decision-making is impeded due to our overwhelming lack of quality information. In Optimize Now (or else!), David Fisher identifies the source of many of these problems and attacks them at their core. He explores the critical importance of processes and information that represent both the root of the problems and the greatest opportunity for dramatic improvement. Fisher introduces new leadership in the Chief Process and Information Officer and in the Process and Information Department, and specifies how to position these roles for enterprise-wide success. Fisher presents the Enterprise Optimization Framework, an innovative, metric-driven decision-making framework, to ensure decisions are no longer based on “gut feel” but rather on quantitative expected outcomes. He explores the do’s and don’ts of outsourcing and information technology with specific guidance on how these resources can be utilized to advance end-to-end optimization. It’s time to put an end to corporate misery by following the path toward Enterprise Optimization, and avoiding the downward spiral to Enterprise Extinction. Survival is at stake. We must Optimize Now (or else!).
50. A Lawyer’s Life
The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won. Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America’s best – and most controversial lawyers – for leading ‘the Dream Team’ defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story. Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation’s leading African-American spokespersons – and he has done most of his talking through the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines – and Cochran was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him during the Simpson trial can appreciate his impact on our world until they’ve read his whole story. Drawing on Cochran’s most intriguing and difficult cases, A Lawyer’s Life shows how he’s fought his critics, won for his clients, and affected real change within the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer’s attempt to make us all truly equal in the eyes of the law.
Traces the television career of the head of Wolper Productions, citing his role as one of the industry’s early pioneers, his numerous awards, and his contributions to such shows as “Roots,” “The Thorn Birds,” and “L.A. Confidential.”
52. Keep It Simple
Sharing his secrets of success, the former football star reflects on his own life and career to describe how he transformed himself from a famous quarterback into an award-winning broadcaster and popular motivational speaker.
53. The Fall of Berlin
An exciting narrative of the last days of Berlin and the Third Reich. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
54. The Age of Flight
Draws on company archives to trace the history of United Airlines from its early years as the first airmail service in the United States to its success as a respected modern airline.
55. Chicken Shit for the Soul 2
Millions of people have found joy, solace and wisdom in the countless different editions of Chicken Soup for the Soul that have been published. This book is not for them.
56. For Laughing Out Loud
A humorous, anecdote-filled, behind-the-scenes look at the life of a television icon.
57. Been There, Done That
The singer and actor chronicles his marriages to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens, as well as his high-living exploirts with JFK, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and others. Reprint..
58. Patient Number One
A corporate CEO recalls his fight against both a deadly form of cancer and a patent dispute that prevented his own company from saving his life
59. Lisa Leslie
A true WNBA star and champion, Lisa Leslie is considered one of the most talented basketball players around
60. Mia Hamm
Mia captured the hearts of America by leading the U.S. Women’s World Cup victory. Read the story of her life and inspiring career.
61. The Proudest Day
A riveting account of the end of the Raj–the most romantic of all the great empires–told in compelling and colorful detail by the authors of “The Deadly Embrace” and “The Fall of Berlin.” of photos.
62. Mark McGwire
AMP’s “personality” titles take a snapshot look at the lives of today’s most popular entertainers, sports figures, and even a prince. Full-color photos throughout and a bio in each make them irresistible!
63. Sammy Sosa
The life and career of baseball superstar Sammy Sosa.
64. Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
Known for his expertise as a surfer, his belief in aliens, and his penchant for questioning scientific dogma, the winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize for Chemistry takes on a wide range of subjects, from cloning to the O. J. Simpson trial. 50,000 first printing.
65. Chicken Poop for the Soul
Humorous essays explore the joys of depression, the true meaning of love as seen by a stalker, and anxiety-managed weight loss
66. The 21st Century Pastor
As we begin the third millennium, David Fisher encourages pastors to become effective in ministry by first finding their identity in Christ.
67. Hard Evidence
Provides an insider’s view of detective work in a modern crime lab, detailing facts associated with the most notorious cases in modern history
68. Conversations with My Cat
Features cat philosophies and sayings such as “There’s a reason we say ‘Meow’ rather than ‘Weow’ or ‘Youow’,” “I never knew my father,” and “You scratch my back–you scratch my back”
69. Posh Pancakes & Fancy Fritters
A selection of traditional, contemporary, and international recipes for pancakes and fritters includes dishes appropriate for breakfasts, brunches, and light meals
70. Fenway Park
A pop-up scale model of Fenway Park is accompanied by text and photographs that recreate the stadium’s history and lore
71. Integration of Visual and Auditory Information in Perception of Speech Events
72. Prior Consent to International Direct Satellite Broadcasting
73. What’s What, a Visual Glossary of the Physical World
Pictures of common objects, their parts, and names are generally classed.
Recounts the events of the “Kristallnacht” pogrom, its antecedents and its aftermath. Traces the life of Herschel Grynszpan, whose assassination of Ernst vom Rath furnished the pretext for the pogrom. Describes Goebbels’ decision to initiate the riots and the transmission of instructions to local SA and SS leaders and the police. Details events, largely on the basis of correspondence with eyewitnesses. Thousands of Jewish Jewish men were arrested and sent to concentration camps. Notes a few brave German voices raised in protest. Records the 12 November meeting of the Committee for the Economic Solution of the Jewish Question, chaired by Göring, which decided on the payment of a billion-mark fine by the Jews, the Aryanization of all Jewish businesses, and the social segregation of Jews. Discusses the revulsion of world public opinion, the silence of governments, and half-hearted efforts of the international community to find countries willing to accept Jewish refugees, including the unsuccessful Evian Conference.
75. Reb Chaim Gelb
The ArtScroll Series.” The Williamsburg Baker who became a one-man Chessed institution.”
76. The Deadly Embrace
Fyldig og veldokumenteret redegørelse for den særlige venskabspagt, som Hitler skabte med Stalin 1939-1941 for at holde ryggen fri. Stalin havde dog en skjult dagsorden, han vandt tid til landets krigsforberedelser mod Nazityskland.
77. The Fall of the Roman Umpire
Pays tribute to the many unheralded heroes of major league baseball
78. Defense of Speeding, Reckless Driving & Vehicular Homicide Cases
79. What’s what in Sports
A visual reference guide to over 100 international sports events and explanations to thousands of sports terms.
80. The War Magician
Recounts the World War II activities and triumphs of British music-hall illusionist Jasper Maskelyne and his specially trained team, who fought their part of the war with an amazing array of illusions
John Wayne, the legend of our time; many photographs.
82. Scientific Evalutn Freud Ide
83. Comparison of the Von Zeipel and Modified Hansen Methods as Applied to Artificial Satellites
84. Satellite Motion in the Vicinity of Critical Inclination
85. Speech of Mr. David Fisher, of Ohio, on the Loan Bill
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