Captain Dan Lenson is under fire both at sea, and in Washington. His command of the first antiballistic-missile-capable cruiser in the Fleet, USS Savo Island, is threatened when he's called home to testify before Congress. There, he must defend his controversial decision to prevent a massive retaliatory missile attack by Israel against civilian targets in the Mideast. Shaken by the near-end of his career, Lenson returns to command uncertain of his own future, but determined to do his best by a damaged ship and an increasingly divided crew.
Ordered to the Indian Ocean, Savo cruises off East Africa, protecting shipping lanes from pirates. But this seemingly-routine patrol turns ominous when an unknown assailant begins assaulting female crew members. But then, an explosive showdown begins between India and Pakistan...with Savo Island, and her unique but not yet fully battle-ready ability to intercept ballistic missiles, standing alone between two nations on the brink of the first theater nuclear war. Dan will have to battle tsunami-driven seas, incoming weapons, and a quickly tilting balance of power, as China moves inexorably in her bid to displace America in the far Pacific.
The fifteenth novel in David Poyer's acclaimed series of naval adventures featuring Dan Lenson, Tipping Point is an action-packed, utterly authentic story of duty, war, and the stress of command, by the most popular living author of American sea fiction.
In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America’s most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old.
Many years ago, the great British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin urged Herman Wouk to write his autobiography. Wouk responded, “Why me? I’m nobody.” Berlin answered, “No, no. You’ve traveled. You’ve known many people. You have interesting ideas. It would do a lot of good.”
Now, in the same year he has celebrated his hundredth birthday, Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most beloved novels. Among those experiences are his days writing for comedian Fred Allen’s radio show, one of the most popular shows in the history of the medium; enlisting in the US Navy during World War II; falling in love with Betty Sarah Brown, the woman who would become his wife (and literary agent) for sixty-six years; writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Caine Mutiny; as well as a big hit Broadway play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; and the surprising inspirations and people behind such masterpieces as The Winds of War, War and Remembrance, Marjorie Morningstar, and Youngblood Hawke.
Written with the wisdom of a man who has lived through two centuries and the wit of someone who began his career as professional comedy writer, the first part of Wouk’s memoir (“Sailor”) refers to his Navy experience and writing career, the second (“Fiddler”) to what he’s learned from living a life of faith. Ultimately, Sailor and Fiddler is an unprecedented reflection from a vantage point few people have lived to experience.
Written by 2014’s Pizza World Champion, Johnny Di Francesco, The World’s Best Pizza features a wide variety of 45 Pizzas and Calzone recipes, both classic and creative. For pizza lover’s worldwide, everyone will enjoy the classic combinations of this book, as well as the modern flavours and, for added excitement, The World’s Best Pizza includes dessert pizzas!
All recipes have step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a pizza base, including gluten free, and how to add a variety of sauces and toppings to create a mouth-watering pizza or calzone of your choice. World’s Best Pizza displays stunning color photography throughout and chapters include:
Pizza is a food that is very much about sharing and bringing people together – in World’s Best Pizza Johnny Di Francesco is happy to share his recipes so that others can come together to enjoy not just the end result, but the magical process of traditional Neapolitan pizza - recipes that will bring joy into your home.
A leading authority on sales and customer service reveals how to close the deal on your terms.
This powerful book shows you new perspectives on closing that builds relationships, creates partnerships, and allows you to win your price on your terms.
The Very Little But Very Powerful Book on Closing is a great tool to help you ask effective closing questions, create urgency, and find your winning formula. With this book as your guide, you’ll master closing the sale in just five steps.
Packed with insights grounded in real world experience from the bestselling author of The Sales Bible and The Little Book of Leadership
Contains essential advice from the leading authority in sales and customer service
Teaches you how to ask the right questions to close the sale
New York Times bestselling author Beth Stern is back with another inspiring story, as Buddy the blind foster kitten joins Yoda and his friends for a heart-warming adventure!
Yoda is busier than ever in the Foster Kitten Room, taking care of litter after litter. Buddy, a blind kitten who is recovering from eye surgery, has been with Beth and Howard longer than any other foster kitten, so Yoda takes him under his wing—or paw—and makes him his fostering partner! While Yoda grooms and scolds the naughty kittens, Buddy is the cat they cuddle up to and adore, mimicking his every move, with no clue he is blind.
One day Frankie, a new foster, is introduced and from the very first moment, none of the kittens like him. Oversized ears and an unruly cowlick make him look goofy. But Buddy loves this new little guy and helps the other kittens see all of Frankie’s goodness and sweetness. And when they discover Buddy is the kitten with a true disability and challenge, the other felines learn that love truly is blind when we see each other with our hearts.
How would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first? In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear. People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world. God himself is the God who hears, and we too can learn to hear what God may be saying through creation, through Scripture, through people.
By cultivating a posture of listening, we become more attentive and engaged with those around us. Listening shapes us and equips us to be more attuned to people in pain and more able to minister to those in distress. Our lives are qualitatively different-indeed, better-when we become listeners. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.
Completely revised and updated with brand-new restaurants, Eat Dat New Orleans is the ultimate guide to America's best food city
When Mario Batali was asked his favorite food city, he responded, “New Orleans, hands down.” No city has as many signature dishes, from gumbo and beignets to pralines and po' boys, from muffuletta and Oysters Rockefeller to king cake and red beans and rice (every Monday night), all of which draw nearly 9 million hungry tourists to the city each year.
In this fully revised and updated new edition, Eat Dat New Orleans celebrates both New Orleans’s food and its people. It highlights nearly 250 eating spots-sno-cone stands and food carts as well as famous restaurants-and spins tales of the city’s food lore, such as the controversial history of gumbo and the Shakespearean drama of restaurateur Owen Brennan and his heirs. Both first-time visitors and seasoned travelers will be helped by a series of appendices that list restaurants by cuisine, culinary classes and tours, food festivals, and indispensable “best of” lists chosen by an A-list of the city’s food writers and media personalities.
One moment your daughter is fun-loving and energetic-a pleasure to be around. The next she's sulking in silence, or worse, screaming and slamming the door. Congratulations, you're the mother of a teenage girl. Your daughter is on an emotional roller coaster. Responding in kind just adds fuel to the fire and erodes your relationship. Teens need a stable anchor--a mom who calmly de-escalates scenes and parents intentionally, even when her child is pushing away. Written by a popular family therapist, "Dial Down the Drama "reveals how to reclaim your center and reconnect with your teen. It helps you:
Break the cycle of conflict
Tune in to your daughter without drowning in her drama
Foster spontaneous conversations
Understand the developing adolescent brain and how it influences behavior
Appreciate her for who she is now--a wonderful, work in progress
Replace worrying and overreacting with effective communication and action
Forge a healthy and lasting bond together Moodiness, anger, and defiance can stress the best of us.
This empowering guide gives you the tools you need to defuse the drama--and dial up the joy.
A controversial and ground-breaking new popular science title which looks at how "mental illness" needs to be completely redefined
This controversial new book describes how human behavior—thoughts, emotions, actions, and mental health—can be largely explained if we understand how people make sense of their world and how that framework of understanding has been learned. This groundbreaking book presents a simple but radical new model of mental well-being. Published following the publication of the new edition of the controversial Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the book challenges notions such as "mental illness" and "abnormal psychology" as old-fashioned, demeaning, and invalid, and argues that diagnoses such as "depression" and "schizophrenia" are unhelpful. Kinderman argues that one consequence of our current obsession with a medical approach to human well-being and distress is that human problems are too often merely diagnosed and treated, rather than understood. Witten by an expert in his field, and accessible to all those interested in and affected by mental health issues, this book will change the way we define mental illness forever.