Pillar to the Sky

  • Filename: pillar-to-the-sky.
  • ISBN: 0765369877
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher: Tor Books



In "One Second After," William R. Forstchen stunned readers with an all-too-plausible doomsday scenario. In "Pillar to the Sky," he offers to answer another. Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies, and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Four people are key, but they are surrounded by enemies at every turn oil-rich nations and the ruthless transnational petrol firms which feed off of them, corrupt but influential politicians and ideological fanatics who see the tower as an assault on God. Eva Morgan a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which that would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gary Morgan a man who has shared her quest from the beginning and struggled with her every step of the way. He sees the pillar as nothing less than earth's salvation and humanity's last chance. Victoria their fierce fiery daughter, she is as stunningly attractive and ferociously intelligent as her mother. To her, the project is life-or-death, and she will do anything to make it work. Jason Fitzhugh his passion for Victoria is as relentless as his dedication to her dream. He will risk life and court death for the pillar and for the woman he loves. Franklin Smith a powerful, aging billionaire, who has risen from the poverty-stricken world of the segregated south to wealthy beyond dreams, is imbued with an overpowering vision . . . to save the human race from itself and to set the world on a course toward the stars. Seeing the pillar as his own personal destiny, he will spend every cent, pressure every friend, and destroy every opponent to make it a success. Smith and the Morgan family are on a mission to build a pillar to the sky and to the stars beyond. But their foes will stop at nothing to topple the tower and profit off its wreckage even if it means global war."

One Second After

  • Filename: one-second-after.
  • ISBN: 1429922060
  • Release Date: 2011-04-26
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher: Macmillan



New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. The John Matherson Series #1 One Second After #2 One Year After #3 The Final Day (forthcoming) Other Books Pillar to the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

One Year After

  • Filename: one-year-after.
  • ISBN: 0765376717
  • Release Date: 2016-06-28
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher: Forge Books



"New York Times" bestselling author William R. Forstchen brings a sequel to his hit novel "One Second After." Months before publication, "One Second After" was cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at the dangers of EMPs. An EMP is a weapon with the power to destroy the entire United States in a single act of terrorism, in a single second; indeed, it is a weapon that the "Wall Street Journal" warns could shatter America. "One Second After" was a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. Now, "One Year After" returns to the small town of Black Mountain, and the man who struggled so hard to rebuild it in the wake of devastation-John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

The Pillars of the Earth

  • Filename: the-pillars-of-the-earth.
  • ISBN: 9781101442197
  • Release Date: 2010-06-29
  • Number of pages: 992
  • Author: Ken Follett
  • Publisher: Penguin



#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection If you liked the Century Trilogy, you’ll love the “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hope for the Flowers

  • Filename: hope-for-the-flowers.
  • ISBN: 0809101742
  • Release Date: 1972
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Trina Paulus
  • Publisher: Paulist Press



Caterpillars climb a tower without knowing why, until one day something wonderful happens.

The Final Day

  • Filename: the-final-day.
  • ISBN: 9781466851900
  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher: Macmillan



The highly-anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen’s New York Times bestsellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses readers once more in the story of our nation’s struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror. After defeating the designs of the alleged federal government, John Matherson and his community have returned their attention to restoring the technologies and social order that existed prior to the EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) attack. Then the government announces that it’s ceding large portions of the country to China and Mexico. The Constitution is no longer in effect, and what’s left of the U.S. Army has been deployed to suppress rebellion in the remaining states. The man sent to confront John is General Bob Scales, John’s old commanding officer and closest friend from prewar days. Will General Scales follow orders, or might he be the crucial turning point in the quest for an America that is again united? As the dubious Federal government increasingly curtails liberty and trades away sovereignty, it might just get exactly what it fears: revolution. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Prophet

  • Filename: the-prophet.
  • ISBN: 1853264857
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Kahlil Gibran
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions



First published in 1923, this masterpiece of religious inspiration and timeless appeal offers deep insight into every facet of existence: love, marriage, children, work, freedom, pain, joy, sorrow, friendship, and time.

The Four Agreements

  • Filename: the-four-agreements.
  • ISBN: 9781934408018
  • Release Date: 2010-01-18
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing



Bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. • A New York Times bestseller for over 7 years • Over 5.2 million copies sold in the U.S. • Translated into 38 languages worldwide Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success “An inspiring book with many great lessons . . .” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic “In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

The Dovekeepers

  • Filename: the-dovekeepers.
  • ISBN: 9781451617474
  • Release Date: 2011-10-04
  • Number of pages: 504
  • Author: Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A tale inspired by the tragic first-century massacre of hundreds of Jewish people on the Masada mountain presents the stories of a hated daughter, a baker's wife, a girl disguised as a warrior and a medicine woman who keep doves and secrets while Roman soldiers draw near. By the author of the Oprah Book Club selection, Here on Earth. 150,000 first printing.

All That Is

  • Filename: all-that-is.
  • ISBN: 9780307961099
  • Release Date: 2013-04-02
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: James Salter
  • Publisher: Vintage



An extraordinary literary event, a major new novel by the PEN/Faulkner winner and acclaimed master: a sweeping, seductive, deeply moving story set in the years after World War II. From his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa, Philip Bowman returns to America and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair—a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe—a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds that he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, what eludes him is love. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him—before setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself. Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. It is a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the great shocks and grand pleasures of being alive.

The Sky Is Everywhere

  • Filename: the-sky-is-everywhere.
  • ISBN: 1101222867
  • Release Date: 2010-03-09
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Jandy Nelson
  • Publisher: Penguin



Adrift after her sister Bailey's sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey's boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs... though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode. Join Lennie on this heartbreaking and hilarious journey of profound sorrow and mad love, as she makes colossal mistakes and colossal discoveries, as she traipses through band rooms and forest bedrooms and ultimately right into your heart. As much a celebration of love as a poignant portrait of loss, Lennie's struggle to sort her own melody out of the noise around her is always honest, often uproarious, and absolutely unforgettable.

Dark Eden

  • Filename: dark-eden.
  • ISBN: 9780804138697
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Chris Beckett
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest’s lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say—and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return. But young John Redlantern will break the laws of Eden, shatter the Family and change history. He will abandon the old ways, venture into the Dark…and discover the truth about their world. Already remarkably acclaimed in the UK, Dark Eden is science fiction as literature; part parable, part powerful coming-of-age story, set in a truly original alien world of dark, sinister beauty--rendered in prose that is at once strikingly simple and stunningly inventive.

The Pillar of Salt

  • Filename: the-pillar-of-salt.
  • ISBN: 0807083275
  • Release Date: 1955
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Albert Memmi
  • Publisher: Beacon Press



Alexandre Benillouche, a boy of Italian Jewish and Berber descent, struggles for identity and survival in the ghettos of war-torn Tunisia

The Five Greatest Warriors A Jack West Jr Novel 3

  • Filename: the-five-greatest-warriors-a-jack-west-jr-novel-3.
  • ISBN: 1741987563
  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: Matthew Reilly
  • Publisher: Pan Australia



The no. 1 bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist and author of the Scarecrow series BOOK 3 IN THE JACK WEST SERIES - SEQUEL TO SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS AND SIX SACRED STONES "Ace of action" Sydney Morning Herald "Thrills and spills galore ... A blinding read." The Sun Jack West Jr and his loyal team are in desperate disarray: they've been separated, their mission is in tatters, and Jack was last seen plummeting down a fathomless abyss. After surviving his deadly fall, Jack must now race against his many enemies to locate and set in place the remaining pieces of The Machine before the coming Armageddon. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, he will learn of the Five Warriors, the individuals who throughout history have been most intimately connected to his quest. Scores will be settled, fathers will fight sons, brothers will battle brothers, and Jack and his friends will soon find out exactly what the end of the world looks like... Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.

We Look Like Men of War

  • Filename: we-look-like-men-of-war.
  • ISBN: 9781466802681
  • Release Date: 2003-02-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: William R. Forstchen
  • Publisher: Macmillan



From the bestselling author of The Lost Regiment series comes a factually based narrative of the black military experience in the Civil War. We Look Like Men of War "I was born a slave, as was my father before me, but I shall die a free man...." Thus begins the poignant story of Samuel Washburn, born a slave in 1850. A young master's cruelty leads to an unforeseen confrontation, which forces Sam and his cousin to flee the plantation. They run north to freedom, only to return south to fight for the greater cause. Though still a boy, Sam becomes a regimental drummer with a "colored regiment" and sees action in the Wilderness campaign at Fredericksburg and Petersburg, as well as at the bloody Battle of the Crater in July of 1864. Sam's voice offers a unique and insightful perspective on the carnage of the War Between the States and the toll it took on both young and old, black and white. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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