The definitive artist of post-Watergate America, Elton John accounted for a staggering two percent of all global record sales by 1975, while his concert tours routinely broke house records set by the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Combining rigorous research with critical insight — and drawing on over ninety firsthand interviews with Elton’s closest friends and collaborators — ‘Captain Fantastic: The Definitive Biography of Elton John in the ’70s’ is a no-holds-barred portrait of the troubled genius who helped change the landscape of popular music more than any other solo artist since Elvis Presley.
‘Captain Fantastic: The Definitive Biography of Elton John in the ’70s’ explores in intimate detail the life of a greatly misunderstood icon during the Technicolor decade when his creative powers were at their zenith and his personal life at its most conflicted. The result is a work that provides fresh insight into a musical force nonpareil, including explorations of Elton’s battles with various addictions, his suicide attempts (including one never before spoken of), his startling success as a leading icon of the era, his exploration of his sexuality, the stories behind nearly every song he wrote and recorded during the decade, and much more.
Mayhem, geek love and a big fat cat.
Delilah Pelham’s is a petite spitfire who packs a punch…literally. After her brother disappears during a high-stakes business negotiation she finds herself in the middle of Hong Kong with a target on her back.
Her brother’s partner Carl is a gangly tech geek with an aptitude for espionage. Whether Deli needs his help or not is questionable but she’ll take every advantage she can get to find her brother – and their missing technology.
Back in Seattle, Deli’s cat has found some of that technology…and eaten it. Now he’s an accidental superhero. But will his enhanced biology be enough to save the people he loves?
The silhouette stood at the edge of the woods like a spider watching a fly enter its carefully crafted web. Only a few more steps and she’d be within its grasp.
Stacy Shaw has her whole life ahead of her. New job, new house and now a baby on the way–everything she’s ever hoped for is finally coming true. But on a warm summer night on the way home from work, she vanishes. The police race to find her, but the clues don’t add up. Conflicting facts emerge as her story twists and turns, sending the trail spiraling in all directions.
A hometown hero with a heart of gold, Jack Stratton was raised in a whorehouse by his prostitute mother. Jack seemed destined to become another statistic, but now his life has taken a turn for the better. Determined to escape his past, he’s headed for a career in law enforcement.
Ashley McDonnell: Doctor. Hospital administrator. Witch.
Nick Raines: Tough guy. Secret service agent. Vampire.
Bad news comes in threes at Empire General Hospital. One: The hospital’s operating license is in jeopardy. Two: The most valuable supernatural drug in Washington DC has been stolen from a seemingly impenetrable safe. Three: Ashley McDonnell has lost her magical powers.
Newly turned vampire Nick Raines shows up at Empire General the night everything goes wrong. How will Ash turn things around when the vampire who makes her hormones hum might be the man sabotaging her career?
Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.
Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…
Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
George Bowling is having a crisis. Not a loud, unsightly one, but a small, desperate one. His days are occupied by an unfulfilling insurance job; his nights spent worrying about his mortgage, marriage, expanding waistline, and what seems to be a certain prospect of World War II looming on the horizon. So when George unexpectedly hits it big on a lucky horse, he spends the windfall on the only thing he ever knew to make him happy: his childhood.
George travels back to his boyhood home of Lower Binfield, swimming in vivid memories of worry-free bliss, sights, sounds, smells, and emotions of a pre-war world. But while the idyllic village in George’s head may not have seen battle, the reality may be more sobering than he is prepared to deal with.
With his gift for linguistics, Norman Lewis was assigned to the British Intelligence Corps’ Field Security Service, tasked with reforming civil services, dealing with local leaders, and keeping the peace in places World War II had devastated.
After a near-disastrous Allied landing at Salerno, Italy, Lewis was stationed in the newly liberated city of Naples. But bringing the city back to life was unlike anything he had been prepared for. Much of the populace was far from grateful, stealing anything they could, not only from each other but also from those sent to help them. Local vendettas and endless feuds made discerning friend from Nazi collaborator practically impossible, and turned attempts at meting out justice into a farce.
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino.
Mistress. It sounded so sordid, so impersonal, so far removed from the kind of relationship Marley Jameson had with Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis. Until it all came crashing down around them.
Three months later, Marley awakened in the hospital with no memory of what happened before she got there. She couldn’t remember her past, Chrysander…or the baby she carried. All she knew was that when Chrysander showed up and whisked her away to his private Greek island, being with him felt like home.
Until she remembered the truth…
Vikram is not your model Indian-American teenager. Rebellious and adrift in late 1980s Wisconsin, he is resentful of his Indian roots and has no clue what he wants from his future—other than to escape his family’s life of endless moving and financial woes. But after a drunken weekend turns disastrous, Vikram’s outraged parents decide to pack up the family and return to India—permanently.
So begins a profound journey of self-discovery as Vikram, struggling with loneliness, culture shock, and the chaos of daily Indian life, finds his creativity awakened by a new romance and an old camera. His artistic gifts bring him closer to a place and family he barely knew. But a devastating family crisis challenges Vikram’s sense of his destiny, hurtling him toward a crossroads where he must make the fateful choice between India, the land of his soul, and America, the land of his heart.
Every heart longs to be seen and understood. Yet most of our lives is unwitnessed. We spend our days working, driving, parenting. We sometimes spend whole seasons feeling unnoticed and unappreciated. So how do we find contentment when we feel so hidden?
In Unseen, Sara Hagerty suggests that this is exactly what God intended. He is the only One who truly knows us. He is the only One who understands the value of the unseen in our lives. When this truth seeps into our souls, we realize that only when we hide ourselves in God can we give ourselves to others in true freedom—and know the joy of a deeper relationship with the God who sees us.
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