Fortune and Glory

Fortune and Glory
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 1982154861
ISBN 13: 9781982154868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune and Glory Book Review:

The twenty-seventh entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series isn’t just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum’s career. It’s the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She’s also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts—and someone who’s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she’s got two things that Gabriela doesn’t: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She’ll need both to survive because this search for “fortune and glory” will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested—as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.

Fortune and Glory

Fortune and Glory
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1472246217
ISBN 13: 9781472246219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune and Glory Book Review:

The twenty-seventh entry in Janet Evanovich's No.1 New York Times bestselling series isn't just the biggest case of Stephanie Plum's career. It's the adventure of a lifetime. When Stephanie's beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair... and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli's treasure, they discover that they're not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way-along with a new adversary who's even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She's also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts-and someone who's about to give Stephanie a real run for her money. Stephanie may be in over her head, but she's got two things that Gabriela doesn't: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit. She'll need both to survive because this search for "fortune and glory" will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested-as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger. Praise for Janet Evanovich: 'Romantic and gripping' Good Housekeeping 'A laught-out-loud page-turner' Heat 'Pithy, witty and fast-paced' The Sunday Times

Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story

Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Publsiher: Jinxworld
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 1779500610
ISBN 13: 9781779500618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story Book Review:

Fortune and Glory looks at the frequent futility of the Hollywood merry-go-round, as Brian Michael Bendis tells his own personal tale of the enthralling mood swings and ego nosedives of an indie comic book creator caught up in the maelstrom of the motion picture industry. Join the best-selling author of SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS as he retells the incredible true story of his travails through Hollywood. Collects the original three-issue miniseries, and features 24 pages of bonus material and an introduction by Paul Dini!

The Oil and the Glory

The Oil and the Glory
Author: Steve Levine
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2007-10-23
ISBN 10: 1588366464
ISBN 13: 9781588366467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oil and the Glory Book Review:

Remote, forbidding, and volatile, the Caspian Sea long tantalized the world with its vast oil reserves. But outsiders, blocked by the closed Soviet system, couldn’t get to it. Then the Soviet Union collapsed, and a wholesale rush into the region erupted. Along with oilmen, representatives of the world’s leading nations flocked to the Caspian for a share of the thirty billion barrels of proven oil reserves at stake, and a tense geopolitical struggle began. The main players were Moscow and Washington–the former seeking to retain control of its satellite states, and the latter intent on dislodging Russia to the benefit of the West. The Oil and the Glory is the gripping account of this latest phase in the epochal struggle for control of the earth’s “black gold.” Steve LeVine, who was based in the region for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Newsweek, weaves an astonishing tale of high-stakes political gamesmanship, greed, and scandal, set in one of the most opaque corners of the world. In LeVine’s telling, the world’s energy giants jockey for position in the rich Kazakh and Azeri oilfields, while superpowers seek to gain a strategic foothold in the region and to keep each other in check. At the heart of the story is the contest to build and operate energy pipelines out of the landlocked region, the key to controlling the Caspian and its oil. The oil pipeline that resulted, the longest in the world, is among Washington’s greatest foreign policy triumphs in at least a decade and a half. Along the way, LeVine introduces such players as James Giffen, an American moneyman who was also the political “fixer” for oil companies eager to do business on the Caspian and the broker for Kazakhstan’s president and ministers; John Deuss, the flamboyant Dutch oil trader who won big but lost even bigger; Heydar Aliyev, the oft-misunderstood Azeri president who transcended his past as a Soviet Politburo member and masterminded a scheme to loosen Russian control over its former colonies in the Caspian region; and all manner of rogues, adventurers, and others drawn by the irresistible pull of untold riches and the possible “final frontier” of the fossil-fuel era. The broader story is of the geopolitical questions of the Caspian oil bonanza, such as whether Russia can be a trusted ally and trading partner with the West, and what Washington’s entry into this important but chaotic region will mean for its long-term stability. In an intense and suspenseful narrative, The Oil and the Glory is the definitive chronicle of events that are understood by few, but whose political and economic impact will be both profound and lasting.

Twisted Twenty-Six

Twisted Twenty-Six
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN 10: 0399180206
ISBN 13: 9780399180200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twisted Twenty-Six Book Review:

This isn't just another case. This is family. How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Janet Evanovich. Grandma Mazur has decided to get married again - this time to a local gangster named Jimmy Rosolli. If Stephanie has her doubts about this marriage, she doesn't have to worry for long, because the groom drops dead of a heart attack 45 minutes after saying, "I do." A sad day for Grandma Mazur turns into something far more dangerous when Jimmy's former "business partners" are convinced that his new widow is keeping the keys to a financial windfall all to herself. But the one thing these wise guys didn't count on was the widow's bounty hunter granddaughter, who'll do anything to save her.

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna
Author: Janet Evanovich,Peter Evanovich
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0525536655
ISBN 13: 9780525536659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Kahuna Book Review:

A stoner, an Instagram model, a Czech oligarch, and a missing unicorn. Nick Fox and Kate O'Hare have their work cut out for them in their weirdest, wildest adventure yet in this latest entry in the New York Times bestselling series by Janet and Peter Evanovich. Straight arrow FBI Agent Kate O'Hare always plays by the rules. Charming Con Man Nicholas Fox makes them up as he goes along. She thinks he's nothing but a scoundrel. He thinks she just needs to lighten up. They're working together to tackle the out-of-bounds cases ordinary FBI agents can't touch. And, their relationship? Well, there hasn't been so much explosive chemistry since Nitro was introduced to Glycerin. Next on the docket: The mysterious disappearance of the Silicon Valley billionaire, known as the Big Kahuna. Kate's been assigned to find him but no one seems particularly keen on helping. His twenty-six year old adult actress wife-turned Instagram model wife and his shady Czech business partner are more interested in gaining control of his company. For that they need a dead body not a living Kahuna. The only lead they have is the Kahuna's drop-out son, who's living the dream in Hawaii - if your dream is starting your day with the perfect wave and ending it with a big bowl of weed. To get close to the Kahuna's son, Kate and Nick go undercover as a married couple in the big wave, bohemian, surfer community of Paia, Maui. Living a laid back, hippy-dippy lifestyle isn't exactly in Kate's wheelhouse, but the only thing more horrifying is setting up house with Nick Fox, even if he does look pretty gnarly on a longboard. If they don't catch a break soon, waves aren't the only thing she's going to be shredding (or bedding).

How I Write

How I Write
Author: Janet Evanovich,Ina Yalof,Alex Evanovich
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-09-19
ISBN 10: 9780312354282
ISBN 13: 0312354282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How I Write Book Review:

In a handbook for aspiring writers, the best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum novels answers important questions about how she comes up with her plots, the creation of memorable characters, what the life of a full-time writer is like, what prospective writers need to know about the publishing industry, how to deal with rejection, and more. Original. 350,000 first printing.

Oh the Glory of It All

Oh the Glory of It All
Author: Sean Wilsey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2006-04-25
ISBN 10: 1101201134
ISBN 13: 9781101201138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oh the Glory of It All Book Review:

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest, and most grandiose of families. Sean's blond-bombshell mother (one of the thinly veiled characters in Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City) is a 1980s society-page staple, regularly entertaining Black Panthers and movie stars in her marble and glass penthouse, "eight hundred feet in the air above San Francisco; an apartment at the top of a building at the top of a hill: full of light, full of voices, full of windows full of water and bridges and hills." His enigmatic father uses a jet helicopter to drop Sean off at the video arcade and lectures his son on proper hygiene in public restrooms, "You should wash your hands first, before you use the urinal. Not after. Your penis isn't dirty. But your hands are." When Sean, "the kind of child who sings songs to sick flowers," turns nine years old, his father divorces his mother and marries her best friend. Sean's life blows apart. His mother first invites him to commit suicide with her, then has a "vision" of salvation that requires packing her Louis Vuitton luggage and traveling the globe, a retinue of multiracial children in tow. Her goal: peace on earth (and a Nobel Prize). Sean meets Indira Gandhi, Helmut Kohl, Menachem Begin, and the pope, hoping each one might come back to San Francisco and persuade his father to rejoin the family. Instead, Sean is pushed out of San Francisco and sent spiraling through five high schools, till he finally lands at an unorthodox reform school cum "therapeutic community," in Italy. With its multiplicity of settings and kaleidoscopic mix of preoccupations-sex, Russia, jet helicopters, seismic upheaval, boarding schools, Middle Earth, skinheads, home improvement, suicide, skateboarding, Sovietology, public transportation, massage, Christian fundamentalism, dogs, Texas, global thermonuclear war, truth, evil, masturbation, hope, Bethlehem, CT, eventual salvation (abridged list)—Oh the Glory of It All is memoir as bildungsroman as explosion.

Crime, Fame, Fortune and Glory

Crime, Fame, Fortune and Glory
Author: Rodney Johnson
Publsiher: 1st Book Library
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2003-06-20
ISBN 10: 9781410749222
ISBN 13: 1410749223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime, Fame, Fortune and Glory Book Review:

7 short stories, each written with a moral. Why! Bad things happen to ?good people,? and where to turn to when you find your surroundings has all else fail. Some times the answer is right in front of your face. Crisis and he meets himself. Another story shows one mans unfaithfulness to his spouse by being haunted at the mere presence of an old crush. One kid is fed up with being ripped off and decides to take charge by turning the tables in his own favor.

Glory Season

Glory Season
Author: David Brin
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN 10: 030757346X
ISBN 13: 9780307573469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glory Season Book Review:

Hugo and Nebula award-winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction. Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope--pushing the genre to new heights. Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life. As a half-caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half sisters and seek her fortune in the world. With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans. On her far-reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin. And along the way, she will meet a traveler who has come an unimaginable distance--and who threatens the delicate balance of the Stratoins' carefully maintained, perfect society.... Both exciting and insightful, Glory Season is a major novel, a transcendent saga of the human spirit. From the Paperback edition.

Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune

Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune
Author: Robert Gould Shaw
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN 10: 0820342777
ISBN 13: 9780820342771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune Book Review:

On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in May 1897, he stirred the assembled crowd with these words: "There they march, warm-blooded champions of a better day for man. There on horseback among them, in the very habit as he lived, sits the blue-eyed child of fortune." In this book Shaw speaks for himself with equal eloquence through nearly two hundred letters he wrote to his family and friends during the Civil War. The portrait that emerges is of a man more divided and complex--though no less heroic--than the Shaw depicted in the celebrated film Glory. The pampered son of wealthy Boston abolitionists, Shaw was no abolitionist himself, but he was among the first patriots to respond to Lincoln's call for troops after the attack on Fort Sumter. After Cedar Mountain and Antietam, Shaw knew the carnage of war firsthand. Describing nightfall on the Antietam battlefield, he wrote, "the crickets chirped, and the frogs croaked, just as if nothing unusual had happened all day long, and presently the stars came out bright, and we lay down among the dead, and slept soundly until daylight. There were twenty dead bodies within a rod of me." When Federal war aims shifted from an emphasis on restoring the Union to the higher goal of emancipation for four million slaves, Shaw's mother pressured her son into accepting the command of the North's vanguard black regiment, the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts. A paternalist who never fully reconciled his own prejudices about black inferiority, Shaw assumed the command with great reluctance. Yet, as he trained his recruits in Readville, Massachusetts, during the early months of 1963, he came to respect their pluck and dedication. "There is not the least doubt," he wrote his mother, "that we shall leave the state, with as good a regiment, as any that has marched." Despite such expressions of confidence, Shaw in fact continued to worry about how well his troops would perform under fire. The ultimate test came in South Carolina in July 1863, when the Fifty-fourth led a brave but ill-fated charge on Fort Wagner, at the approach to Charleston Harbor. As Shaw waved his sword and urged his men forward, an enemy bullet felled him on the fort's parapet. A few hours later the Confederates dumped his body into a mass grave with the bodies of twenty of his men. Although the assault was a failure from a military standpoint, it proved the proposition to which Shaw had reluctantly dedicated himself when he took command of the Fifty-fourth: that black soldiers could indeed be fighting men. By year's end, sixty new black regiments were being organized. A previous selection of Shaw's correspondence was privately published by his family in 1864. For this volume, Russell Duncan has restored many passages omitted from the earlier edition and has provided detailed explanatory notes to the letters. In addition he has written a lengthy biographical essay that places the young colonel and his regiment in historical context.

Hardcore Twenty-Four

Hardcore Twenty-Four
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0399179208
ISBN 13: 9780399179204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hardcore Twenty-Four Book Review:

Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen. Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie. As usual Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?

Fortune & Glory

Fortune & Glory
Author: Douglas Palmer
Publsiher: David & Charles
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-05-25
ISBN 10: 9780715329597
ISBN 13: 0715329596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune & Glory Book Review:

'Fortune & Glory' follows the exploits of the intrepid and sometimes piratical adventurers who put life, limb and reputation at risk in the discovery of some of the world's best-known historical monuments. The authors go from 4004 BC to the 21st century, and from Troy to Machu Picchu.

Goldfish

Goldfish
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Publsiher: DC Comics
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 140129667X
ISBN 13: 9781401296674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goldfish Book Review:

After years away, con man David Gold returns to the city he once called home, and finds that nothing as it was. But the man known as Goldfish has come back for one reason, and one reason only: his son. An enigmatic grifter returns to his old haunts to find his old flame practically running the city's underbelly. His oldest friend and ex-partner in crime a police detective. The town itself seems to have turned on him. With everything going against him, how can Goldfish reclaim the only person that he still cares about? Written and illustrated by the legendary New York Times best-selling author Brian Michael Bendis', DC Jinxworld releases an all-new edition of one of his grittiest, most well reviewed works, Goldfish. Collects A.K.A. Goldfish: Act, Joker, King, Queen, Jack. Brian Michael Bendis's critically acclaimed Jinxworld library now comes to DC! These classic, award-winning graphic novels, including Jinx, Torso, Powers, Goldfish, Brilliant, Takio and Scarlet among others, will now be re-released under the DC banner alongside other seminal books such as Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen. These beloved, hard-to-find Jinxworld titles will be accompanied by new stories from continuing series like Powers, Scarlet and The United States Of Murder Inc., as well as new series such as Pearl and Cover. Catch up with the vast library of graphic novels from one of the greatest comics creators ever with Jinxworld!

Sons of Fortune

Sons of Fortune
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-01-08
ISBN 10: 9781429954181
ISBN 13: 1429954183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sons of Fortune Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men -and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.

Turbo Twenty-Three

Turbo Twenty-Three
Author: Janet Evanovich
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 0345543025
ISBN 13: 9780345543028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turbo Twenty-Three Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans. As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have “virtually no marketable skills,” these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters
Author: Jason Stearns
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1610391594
ISBN 13: 9781610391597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters Book Review:

A "tremendous," "intrepid" history of the devastating war in the heart of Africa's Congo, with first-hand accounts of the continent's worst conflict in modern times. At the heart of Africa is the Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal war in which millions have died. In Dancing in the Glory of Monsters, renowned political activist and researcher Jason K. Stearns has written a compelling and deeply-reported narrative of how Congo became a failed state that collapsed into a war of retaliatory massacres. Stearns brilliantly describes the key perpetrators, many of whom he met personally, and highlights the nature of the political system that brought these people to power, as well as the moral decisions with which the war confronted them. Now updated with a new introduction, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters tells the full story of Africa's Great War.

The Long Journey to Glory

The Long Journey to Glory
Author: Reynaud Jones
Publsiher: Page Publishing, Inc
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-11-11
ISBN 10: 1645444775
ISBN 13: 9781645444770
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Journey to Glory Book Review:

The Long Journey to Glory My Side of the Jacksons’ Story seeks to finally set the record straight as to who discovered Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. The book describes the truth about the real beginning of the Jackson singing group and Michael and their climb to fame. It will include the story of the Jacksons, from the family’s very meager beginning in Gary, Indiana, like it has never before been told. We learn more about Joe, the father, and also the neighborhood he chose to live in. There are details surrounding the neighborhood, the little community’s Little League baseball teams, the long days of practicing their music in the basement of a neighbor’s home, the deceptive maneuvers used by Tito Jackson to develop his guitar-playing skills, and finally, the events surrounding the talent show at Gary’s Roosevelt High School that introduced the Jacksons. The story is told by the original unknown member and leader of the group. The Jacksons continue to perform to this day. Although refined by experience and technology, the act has not essentially changed from its inception. In the early days, no one except their families knew about their rehearsals. They couldn’t practice together at Joe’s house, but they did practice at Reynaud’s house. Since they were using his basement and he was the oldest, he automatically made himself the leader. They decided they would surprise Joe with their progress. Before then, the Jackson family wasn’t charismatic to the neighbors. The neighborhood was booming with children, and the majority of them laughed teasingly at the Jacksons. There were nine Jackson children at the time living in a two-bedroom basement less house with their parents.

Discover Your God-Given Gifts

Discover Your God-Given Gifts
Author: Don Fortune,Katie Fortune
Publsiher: Chosen Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 0800794672
ISBN 13: 9780800794675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discover Your God-Given Gifts Book Review:

A great introduction to motivational gifts--with descriptions, real-life stories and self-tests--helping readers recognize their gifts and move into more effective service.

Troublemaker

Troublemaker
Author: Alex Evanovich,Janet Evanovich,Jo√ɬ ́lle Jones; Ben Dewey; Andy Owens; Dan Jackson
Publsiher: Dark Horse
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781595827227
ISBN 13: 1595827226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Troublemaker Book Review:

Barney and Hooker are together again and fighting crime, leaving a trail of chaos, panic, and disorder in their wake. Some would say they're drawn toward trouble like a moth to a flame. Others would claim their friends, Rosa and Felicia, dump trouble in Barney’s and Hooker’s laps. Either way, they are in over their heads when Rosa is kidnapped, and her disappearance is linked to a dangerous voodoo priest and his search for a mystery-drenched stolen statue. Written by Janet and Alex Evanovich, and illustrated by Joëlle Jones (Dr. Horrible, Token), Troublemaker brings ultimate adventure set in sun-filled Miami! • Janet Evanovich, the New York Times number-one best-selling author, brings her hit Barnaby series to Dark Horse Comics! • The entire Troublemaker story collected into one affordable volume! • “With art reminiscent of the Florida sun and writing supercharged with action, the Troublemaker graphic novel from best-selling author Evanovich and her daughter is a winner!”—RT Book Reviews