New Releases – 7/22/14

HARDCOVER FICTION

BravoJoe’s pick of the day: Bravo by Greg Rucka

“BRAVO, the follow-up to 2012’s ALPHA, continues the tale of Jad Bell and his Delta Force comrades in their battle against terrorism. Greg Ruck, award-winning novelist & comic book writer, has made a name for himself for his quality work in the espionage and techno-thriller genres and Bravo is no exception. Great summer read!”

 

the gone dead trainThe Gone Dead Train by Lisa Turner

A riveting Southern mystery in which Memphis detective Billy Able descends into the bizarre world of flawed heroes, Santeria voodoo, and cold-hearted killings linked to a damning photograph and a stunning betrayal by a civil rights icon. Burned by his last case, Memphis detective Billy Able is at a crossroads. He doubts himself. He doubts his career. But he can’t turn off instincts honed by a decade on the force. The suspicious deaths of two legendary bluesmen are ruled due to natural causes. Convinced that a crime has been committed, Billy Able and straitlaced female cop Frankie Malone refuse to let it go. A voodoo curse, a Santerian priest, and a decades-old photograph may connect the seemingly unrelated homicides. But the clues don’t add up until a third victim is cruelly murdered…

 

remains of innocenceRemains of Innocence by J.A. Jance

An old woman, both a hermit and a hoarder, is dying in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. While cleaning out her dilapidated house, her estranged daughter, Liza Machett, discovers a fortune in hundred-dollar bills hidden in the tall stacks of books and magazines that crowd every corner. For Liza, a waitress at a small local diner, the money seems like a blessing–until an elderly man she’s never met appears at her mother’s funeral, warning that she’s in danger. Suddenly, Liza’s quiet life is turned upside down. The house is torched, her apartment is broken into, and her elderly landlady is murdered. Someone very dangerous is looking for her and won’t stop until she’s found. Terrified, Liza sets off on a perilous cross-country journey that will lead her to Cochise County, Arizona, where Sheriff Joanna Brady is embroiled in a personal mystery of her own.

 

support and defendTom Clancy: Support and Defend by Mark Greaney

Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan.  FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government.  Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can’t save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he’s a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.  The CIA is desperate to get the drive back, but so are the Russians and various terrorist groups all of whom are closer to catching the fugitive. Only Caruso stands in their way, but can he succeed without the aid of his Campus colleagues?

valorValor by John Gwynne

War has erupted in the Banished Lands as the race for power intensifies. Corban flees his homeland searching for peace, but he soon discovers that there is no haven in the west. Veradis leaves the battleground and rushes to his King’s side. But he has witnessed both combat and betrayal and his duty weighs heavily upon him. Maquin seeks only revenge, but pirate slavers and the brutal world of pit-fighting stand in his way. Nathair becomes embroiled in the wars of the west as Queen Rhin marches against King Owain. The need to find the cauldron of the giants drives him on. Sides are chosen and oaths will be fulfilled or broken in a land where hell has broken loose.

forsakenMysteryPeople PRE-RELEASE Pick of the Day:
The Forsaken
by Ace Atkins
(On sale this Thursday, 7/24)

We couldn’t wait to tell you about this one. Ace Atkins brings back Quinn Colson in the fourth installment of the series. This is a tale of old lies and dirty secrets as county sheriff Colson seeks to charge those responsible for lynching a nameless black man in paratrooper boots thirty-six years ago. Ace will be here speaking and signing on Monday 7/28 at 7PM and The Forsaken will be released Thursday, 7/24. Patience isn’t our strong suit, especially when it comes to books we love.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

tomlinson hillTomlinson Hill by Chris Tomlinson

Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family’s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. A masterpiece of authentic American history, Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson left, the book unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Along the way it also manages to disclose a great many untruths that are latent in the unsettling and complex story of America.
Chris Tomlinson will be speaking and signing Wednesday, July 27 at 7PM in-store!

the wet and the dryThe Wet and the Dry: A Drinker’s Journey
by Lawrence Osborne

Drinking alcohol: a beloved tradition, a dangerous addiction, even “a sickness of the soul” (as once described by a group of young Muslim men in Bali). In his wide-ranging travels, Lawrence Osborne—a veritable connoisseur himself—has witnessed opposing views of alcohol across cultures worldwide, compelling him to wonder: is drinking alcohol a sign of civilization and sanity, or the very reverse? Where do societies fall on the spectrum between indulgence and restraint? An immersing, controversial, and often irreverent travel narrative, The Wet and the Dry offers provocative, sometimes unsettling insights into the deeply embedded conflicts between East and West, and the surprising influence of drinking on the contemporary world today.

unreasonable menUnreasonable Men by Michael Wolraich

Unreasonable Men takes us into the heart of the epic power struggle that created the progressive movement and defined modern American politics. Recounting the fateful clash between the pragmatic Roosevelt and the radical La Follette, Wolraich’s riveting narrative reveals how a few Republican insurgents broke the conservative choke-hold on Congress and initiated the greatest period of political change in America’s history.

posters of the first world warPosters of the First World War
by David Bownes & Robert Fleming

The First World War coincided with a golden age of advertising, and throughout the conflict striking and colorful poster art was used to recruit soldiers, promote investment in the war, keep up morale – and, of course, to vilify the enemy. Prominent artists including Norman Wilkinson paired bold images to punchy text to maximize the pieces’ impact, and the selection in this book offers an informative guide to the range of posters used and how  government appeals and messages were displayed to the general public. From the iconic image of “Your Country Needs You!” to others that take less a less direct approach such as “Daddy, What Did You Do in the War?” and “Buy War Bonds Now!”, this book puts the reader in the shoes of the First World War “man in the
street.”

clinton incClinton, Inc. by Daniel Halper

In Clinton, Inc., Weekly Standard reporter Daniel Halper compiles a wealth of research, exclusive documents, and candid interviews with former Clinton administration officials, senators, congressmen, friends, allies, and former enemies of the Clintons to reveal how they rebuilt their reputations, reconstructed their political machine, and positioned themselves for even greater success. Clinton, Inc. describes in intimate detail how the Bill and Hillary partnership works: they are, in effect, dual CEOs of a single enterprise, often playing both sides of the street, sometimes at odds with each other, but always focused on the ultimate goal of reclaiming political power. Compulsively readable and filled with juicy scoops and inside information, Clinton, Inc. is the key to understanding America’s most powerful political couple.

One thought on “New Releases – 7/22/14

  1. That’s a great t-shirt.

    Back in Czech 1990 we smoked Petra cigarettes – because the great ‘Havel smoked Petra’ – or all the Czechs, Slovaks told us as much…and beer cost 10p.

    Although typically I haven’t read his stuff – have only read the Good Soldier Sjek which is wonderful, and another Czech hero.

    Anyway, how about I swap your T for an ‘apple computers 1982..?’ Threadbare…all the best 😉

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