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1. Blood Born
2. Raintree: Inferno / Sanctuary
3. Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga
4. Blue and Gray Diplomacy: A History
5. The Bay of Pigs (Pivotal Moments
6. Introducing Neuroeducational Research:
7. War And Love: A Surgeon's Memoir
8. The Desert of Souls
9. Riders of the Steppes: The Complete
10. Whistle / James Jones ; illustrated
11. O Strange New World, American
12. Swords of the Steppes: The Complete
13. The Legacy of the Civil War
15. Pasta & Pizza for Beginners
17. Howard Mumford Jones and the Dynamics
18. The Holy Spirit in the mediaeval
19. O Strange New World
20. The crossing of borders and the

1. Blood Born
by Linda Howard, Linda Jones
Mass Market Paperback: 480 Pages (2010-04-27)
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Asin: 0345520769
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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When the human and the vampire worlds collide, there will be hell to pay.
Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents, blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them.

When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world.

All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe Fallon is a conduit—and a target of the vampire assassin who’s killing them. When Luca saves her life, an irresistible bond of trust—along with more passionate feelings—is forged between them. As more victims fall, Chloe and Luca have only each other to depend on to save the world from the reign of monsters—and salvage their own future together. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars no more vampires
Please Ms Howard, no more vampire themed novels.Your wonderful novels such as Dream Man, Dying to Please and Kill and Tell are keep forever classics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book was wonderful.I enjoyed meeting the charcters and learning the background for this series. I would definitely recommend this book.I am eagerly awaiting book two.The story is written beautifully and the charcters are complex enought to hold my interest. I was only sadden by the fact I have to wait till Spring 2011.You will not be disappointed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Time
I own every Linda Howard book written and for the most part have loved them all.I still continue to read many of them over and over again.It took me weeks (instead of hours) to make it through this book and then I skipped large portions just to find out the ending.Although some of Ms. Howard's recent books have not been the best, this one was such a disappointment that I will not even consider reading any future releases in this series.This is the last Linda Howard book that I will purchase based solely on the fact that she wrote it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting????
This book had a lot of the old LH in it.I wonder how much was Howard and how much was Jones?I sure hope the parts I liked were Howard because I don't read Jones.If you're an old Linda Howard fan, you will love this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I have stopped reading books by Linda Howard as her stories have become cold, boring and I didn't like her characters. While on holiday I needed something to read and seeing that Linda Jones was co-writing the story I tried again. I really enjoyed this story and am looking forward to the next book in the series.This book was well worth buying. ... Read more

2. Raintree: Inferno / Sanctuary / Haunted
by Linda Howard, Beverly Barton, Linda Winstead Jones
Paperback: 608 Pages (2008-10-01)
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Inferno by New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard

Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated them, the Ansara wizards are rising up again to take on their bitterest foes. As king, it's up to Dante Raintree to protect his clan, but when Lorna Clay walks into his life, suddenly fire, always his to control, defeats him, leaving him wondering whether Lorna is to blame. Will Dante's strength be enough to win the fight of his life?

Sanctuary by New York Times bestselling author Beverly Barton

For Mercy Raintree, war with the evil Ansara clan means she must assume her position as guardian of the Sanctuary—the sacred Raintree home deep in the Smoky Mountains. But doing so threatens to disclose her most precious secret. Dranir Judah Ansara wants to kill Mercy, personally.Then he comes face-to-face with her—and with her daughter, Eve.

Will Mercy's closely guarded secret change not only the outcome of the battle…but also Judah's own bitter heart?

Haunted by RITA® Award winner Linda Winstead Jones

Homicide detective Gideon Raintree can harness electricity and talk to ghosts. To solve his newest case—a relentless serial killer unleashed by the dark Ansara wizards—he will need to wield gifts he's kept hidden. With evil lurking at every turn, Gideon and his alluring new partner, Hope Mallory, are in a race against time to save their love, their family…and their newly conceived child. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great!! some more like this one, please
One of the most entrtaining books I've read in a long time. It's been at least 10 days since I read it, and there have been several books in between, but that one sticks in my mind. Can we have some more to this story??

5-0 out of 5 stars loved it
the shiping was faster that I expected and the product was in great shape :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Book Received
Item received ahead of time stated, in excellent condition, would buy from this seller again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful!
I simply loved this book. The Raintree Story culminating with the big battle between the Ansaras and the Raintree with the changed tribe at the end was simply remarkable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Raintree triliogy
This is a very good series. I enjoyed it very much! It shipped in good time and was just as it was described. ... Read more

3. Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy
by Howard Jones
Paperback: 304 Pages (1997-11-20)
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Reissued to coincide with the upcoming major motion picture Amistad, Mutiny on the Amistad presents the first full-scale treatment of the only instance in history where African blacks, seized by slave dealers, won their freedom and returned home.Howard Jones describes how, in 1839, fifty-three of the captives led by Joseph Cinque revolted on the Spanish slave ship, the Amistad, in the Caribbean. Allowing only the captain and first mate to live in order to steer the ship back to Sierra Leone, the Africans were tricked and taken to New York.

The seizure of the ship by an American naval vessel near Montauk, Long Island, the arrest of the Africans in Connecticut, and the Spanish protest against the violation of their property rights created an international controversy. However, the kidnapping of Africans to be sold as slaves was outlawed several years before the Amistad incident, so prosecutors claimed the men were Cuban.Unable to understand or speak English, the Africans had no way to prove their true identities.

The Amistad affair united Lewis Tappan and other abolitionists who put the "law of nature" on trial in the United States by their refusal to accept a legal system that claimed to dispense justice while permitting artificial distinctions based on race or color.The mutiny resulted in a trial before the U.S. Supreme Court that pitted former President John Quincy Adams, who came out of retirement to defend the Africans, against the federal government. As a consultant to the film Amistad, Henry Louis GatesJr. described the story as "[A] rare incident in American history that shows powerful black people forming alliances with powerful white people for a good cause." Howard Jones vividly recaptures this compelling drama--the most famous slavery case before Dred Scott--that climaxed in the court's landmark ruling to free the captives and allow them to return to Africa. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars CAVEAT IDIOT
if you have a short attention span, watch the movie instead. this is a book for people who like to read...and think.

2-0 out of 5 stars Informative, but far too long and very dry
Book has a lot of info presented in a sensible order but is obscenely dry and hard to read. Goes on for far too long, book could have been 1/3 the length and the same amount of information gotten across. No original thesis; it's just a compilation of data.

If you are writing an IN DEPTH paper on the Amistad mutiny, you have found your book. For anything else, it's rubbish. You can get a better overview off Wikipedia.

1-0 out of 5 stars Really Poor!
Pay close attention to the other reviewer's comments. This IS one dry, boring book. And that is a shame because this event is a signal event in the course of our Nation's history. This 1839 mutiny by black Africans aboard a Spanish slave ship resulted in a trial before the US Supreme Court that pitted former President John Quincy Adams, who came out of retirement to defend the Africans, against the federal government. Importantly, this trial was held during the time in which the Gag Rule was in effect within the United States Congress, i.e., it was illegal to simply speak about slaverywithin Congress.

It is a shame that this, the most famous and compelling slavery case before Dred Scott, is dealt with so poorly in this book

2-0 out of 5 stars Great story robbed of its impact
Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy by Howard Jones.

In July 1839, a group of Africans that had been illegally imported into Cuba used violence to take over the Amistad while it was transporting them from Havana to Puerto Príncipe. In August, the Amistad and the Africans were seized off Long Island. These events set off a judicial, legislative, and diplomatic battle that would not be completely resolved until the Civil War ended slavery in the United States. Mutiny on the Amistad looks at the laws, issues, and people involved in this landmark case.

The key questions are: Who has jurisdiction over the case? Are the Africans legally slaves? If so, who has the rights to them? Are they "salvage," like the Amistad?Will the case worsen the relations with Spain and strengthen Great Britain's claims in Cuba? Will it become the catalyst the abolitionists need to give them and their cause credibility with the northern public? And how will Martin Van Buren's administration deal with such a controversial case in a re-election year?

While the case attracted the attention of abolitionists like Arthur and Lewis Tappan and John Quincy Adams; the administration of Martin Van Buren and even those of some of his successors; and several governments, including those of Spain and Great Britain, Jones's repetitive treatment of the story robs it of much of its drama. For example, he makes the declarative statement that the Van Buren administration's focus was solely on re-election and ensuring the Amistad case did not interfere with that objective more than a dozen times. Some of the primary source quotes do not seem well selected to expand upon the contemporary view; in too many cases, quotes consist of one or two words, such as "gross injustice," that are too out of context or are such common expressions that they become meaningless. The best quotes come, not from the case or the participants, but from the various southern, northern, and abolitionist publications; these headlines reveal contemporary perceptions, beliefs, and biases. As for the participants, the only voice that seems to express any passion is that of John Quincy Adams, who is clearly emotional about the abolitionist cause.

In the meantime, the voices of Joseph Cinqué and the rest of the Africans-the subjects of the entire controversy-are heard only rarely, primarily through letters to the abolitionists complaining about the poor conditions they are subjected to in prison. It is not clear if this is because their testimony was generally deemed irrelevant (they seldom speak for themselves) or if their feelings and thoughts are poorly documented because of the language and literacy barriers they initially face. Jones does try to interject them periodically, but during the long passages in which they are missing the reader feels as though the case has become an exercise in legal argument without victims.

Ultimately, it is not clear what the Amistad case accomplished. For many in the north, Cinqué and the other Africans are objects of both curiosity and sympathy, but it is not apparent that the Amistad case significantly advanced the cause of abolition-in itself an irony since Cinqué and company were never legally slaves (one point that the courts and even the district attorney agree upon). Jones asserts that the case raised public awareness of the conflict between natural law (such as man's right to freedom and to kill to obtain it) and positive law (such as that enabling slavery and preventing slaves from rebelling). The scope of Jones's research and quotations, save those from newspapers, does not support this; there is little presented to show that the case was discussed every day in ballrooms, parlors, and bars or that the general public's perception was permanently altered. What is clear, however, is the racism that is prevalent throughout. Even some of the abolitionists, most of whom are spiritual leaders who find slavery an abomination against God, do not consider Africans their equals.

The facts of the case are all here, along with much of the background. Some of the conclusions seem incomplete. Throughout, one gets the impression this could have been a shorter, more succinct, and, more importantly, a more dramatic and tightly argued book had Jones or his editor cut the repetitions, redundancies, and minutiae and focused on a more cohesive discussion of the relevant specifics of the case and its effects on the public, the U.S. government, and policy. As it is, in Jones's hands this case appears less interesting and less important historically than it probably was, and even the source of all this, Cinqué and his comrades, lose their three-dimensionality-their humanity, as it were. If you are interested in the Amistad case and in the story of the abolitionist movement, this is probably a must-read-but don't stop here.

Diane L. Schirf, 16 February 2004.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dry, but informative.
I saw the movie, and it performed its function well: it piqued my interest. But, of course, being a dramatization, it was not bound by little things like facts; it took the basic story, and made it as interesting anddramatic as possible.

This caused me to develop an interest in thesubject, and a curiosity as to what the actual truth of the story was, andthis book served admirably to answer that question.

If you're interestedin an entertaining story that has drama, characterization, and closure, seethe movie. But if you're interested in historical facts, and literal truthrather than symbolic truth, read this book. ... Read more

4. Blue and Gray Diplomacy: A History of Union and Confederate Foreign Relations (The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
by Howard Jones
Hardcover: 432 Pages (2010-01-01)
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In this examination of Union and Confederate foreign relations during the Civil War from both European and American perspectives, Howard Jones demonstrates that the consequences of the conflict between North and South reached far beyond American soil.

Jones explores a number of themes, including the international economic and political dimensions of the war, the North's attempts to block the South from winning foreign recognition as a nation, Napoleon III's meddling in the war and his attempt to restore French power in the New World, and the inability of Europeans to understand the integrated nature of slavery and union, resulting in their tendency to interpret the war as a senseless struggle between a South too large and populous to have its independence denied and a North too obstinate to give up on the preservation of the Union. Most of all, Jones explores the horrible nature of a war that attracted outside involvement as much as it repelled it.

Written in a narrative style that relates the story as its participants saw it play out around them, Blue and Gray Diplomacy depicts the complex set of problems faced by policy makers from Richmond and Washington to London, Paris, and St. Petersburg. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A look at Union and Confederate Foreign Relations fom both sides of the Atlantic
The American point of view when it comes to foreign intervention from England and France during the Civil War is that it almost did happen until the Union "victory" at the battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, Maryland (September 17, 1862) and the declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln (September 22, 1862) changed the European powers minds and made it morally impossible for them to intervene in the internal affairs of the United States.

This excellent book by author Howard Jones proves that both England and France saw the battle of Antietam for what it actually was, a bloody tactical draw that only ended Confederate General Robert E. Lee's raid into Maryland. And the English (Prime Minister/Parliment), instead of seeing the Emancipation Proclamation as a great humanitarian act, were outraged by it and believed it was a call for servile insurrection and race war in the American South by a Union government desperate for victory. While the French (Emperor Napolean III/interventionist in the French government) felt the Emancipation Proclamation showed that the slavery issue in America was on its way to resolution, and allowed them to act for economic (ailing textile industry needing cotton) and imperial (Napolean's desire to revive the French colonial empire in North America) reasons.

But the battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation are just part of the story of diplomatic intrigues and crisis that helped define the Civil War and almost propelled the Union into open conflict with one or more European nations a few times before the close of hostilities.

This volume gives a complete history of Union and Confederate foreign relations with the European powers during the Civil War chronologically from the beginning of hostilities until the defeat of the Confederacy. The story is told from both sides point of view at the time the events took place instead of just looking at it from the Union/Confederate perspective. The result is a great read that questions preconcieved notions on this topic through the use of factual evidence found in the personal writings of the participants (heads of state, government officials, diplomats) and government records (Union, Confederate, English, French, etc.) from both sides of the Atlantic.

In this reviewers humble opinion, "Blue & Gray Diplomacy" should be considered "THE" book on this subject, and will lead to a paradigm shift in the way these events are remembered in American history.

Well written, illustrated, researched, and footnoted, this book will be a valuable addition to anyones Civil War book collection or a good read for anyone that just likes American history. I cant recommend it enough.

5-0 out of 5 stars A different view of diplomacy
American diplomacy during the Civil War centers on preventing England from recognizing the Confederacy.The short story is that England did/did not wish to recognize the Confederacy, depending on the person you are talking with.America's threat of war caused them to hold off until the Emancipation Proclamation at which time recognition was impossible.This story, with few variations, always told from the American point of view dominates this story of diplomacy during the war.
Howard Jones refuses to follow the accepted story.In doing so, he wrote what might be the best book available and one that is required reading for anyone interested in the subject.The most important change is to look at the Civil War from Europe's perspective.Switching viewpoints produces a very different history, nuanced, complex with opportunities and dangers.Emancipation and slavery are important as moral questions but in diplomacy, advantage outweighs morality every time.
In 1860, England had fought two wars with the United States in less than 90 years.They are facing a republic that is on the verge of becoming an Atlantic power and a potential challenge to their supremacy.Having the United States split into two nations, one of them a semi-client state is an advantage.War with the United States, a possible invasion of Canada, is dangerous.The danger is even greater as the United States Navy is going to ironclad ships and England is lagging behind.England fought France allied with Russia, Austria and Prussia at the turn of the century.However, the last war found England allied with France fighting Russia.Napoleon III is untrustworthy, unskilled in diplomacy and given to adventurous pronouncements.The alliance with France is an advantage as Prussia building the German states into a nation but it is full of perils.The cotton famine hurts but they can manage the pain for now.
Napoleon III waits for England's lead.He needs to maintain their friendship while adventuring in Italy and Mexico.Austria dragged into France's adventures is less happy as time passes.France would like to restore their possessions in the "New World" and sees the Confederacy as a possible path to this goal.Even allied to England, France tries to gain the upper hand at England's expense.France hurt by the cotton famine is not managing as well as England.
Russia is the United States' firm friend and objects to any European meddling in the war.However, Russia is still smarting from the Crimean War and would like to derail the English French alliance.
The United States of America suffers a rebellion that becomes a shooting war creating a host of questions, opportunities and dangers for Europe's powers.
England has mixed emotions about the combatants.Most of the upper class favors the CSA.Initially, since the war is not about slavery, the working class wants cotton so they can work There is an underlying pro USA feeling but it isn't going to stop the government from doing what is best for the country.What is best for England, suffers a series of twist and turns that tax all participants and bring them close to war more than once.The Trent Affair and the Laird Rams are the best-known examples.English neutrality is a major question during the war that the book fully explores.The reasons why selected, how the English sees neutrality, their obligations and expectations are the foundation of their policies.The America reaction mystified them, as neither understands the other's objections.
An area seldom explored is the humanitarian reasons for intervention.International Law provided for neutrals to intervene when a war could not be won and was hurting them.The author gives us an excellent look into this area and why England and France could consider this course of action.
Why did intervention not occur?How close did England come?Would France elect to go it alone and intervene?The author's answers to these questions challenge the accepted story but he supports these answers.
The book is fully illustrated and footnoted.This well written very readable book is a "must read" for any student of the war looking beyond "Battles & Leaders".It will be a valuable addition to your library.This is a book that you will read more than once and should be an award winner. ... Read more

5. The Bay of Pigs (Pivotal Moments in American History)
by Howard Jones
Paperback: 272 Pages (2010-09-07)
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In The Bay of Pigs, Howard Jones provides a concise, incisive, and dramatic account of the disastrous attempt to overthrow Castro in April 1961. Drawing on recently declassified CIA documents, Jones deftly examines the train of missteps and self-deceptions that led to the invasion of U.S.-trained exiles at the Bay of Pigs.
Ignoring warnings from the ambassador to Cuba, the Eisenhower administration put in motion an operation that proved nearly unstoppable even after the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. The CIA and Pentagon, meanwhile, both voiced confidence in the outcome of the invasion, especially after coordinating previous successful coups in Guatemala and Iran. And so the Kennedy administration launched the exile force toward its doom in Cochinos Bay on April 17, 1961. Jones gives a riveting account of the battle--and the confusion in the White House--before moving on to explore its implications. The Bay of Pigs, he writes, set the course of Kennedy's foreign policy. It was a humiliation for the administration that fueled fears of Communist domination and pushed Kennedy toward a hardline "cold warrior" stance. But at the same time, the failed attack left him deeply skeptical of CIA and military advisers and influenced his later actions during the Cuban missile crisis. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars first hand
My husband was involved in the "failed" close air support that Kennedy did not supply.

1-0 out of 5 stars Bay of Pigs
This book has so many out and out lies that I couldn't finish it.John F. Kennedy was killed because he wouldn't provide air cover for the Bay of Pigs invasion.Most people think the CIA were the culprits.It is very unfair to blame the Kennedy Brothers for the deaths of officials in other countries.There is no evident to prove this, howeve it has been proven that Nixon was involved in the deaths and removals of many foreign dictators.

3-0 out of 5 stars Would have been better as a long Wikipedia entry.
The detailed review of what happened is great, but the book is not terribly well written/edited.The book continually repeats itself, even using the exact same phrases several times.I think it could be greatly condensed and still convey all the information and viewpoints in fewer pages.Perhaps the topic is not worthy of an entire book, but something more like a long Wikipedia entry?

4-0 out of 5 stars An extremely important addition to the historical record.
"(They had a) good plan, poorly executed." Such was the rather generous assessment of Cuban President Fidel Castro in the aftermath of the U.S. government's covert attempt to overthrow him in mid-April 1961. The fact of the matter is that with the benefit of hindsight most historians and military analysts agree that the Bay of Pigs was an unmitigated disaster. Author Howard Jones revisits this shameful episode in American history with his new book "The Bay of Pigs". If you have not studied this operation in detail before than you will find this one to be a real eye-opener.
On January 1, 1959, revolutionary forces led by a young, charismatic Fidel Castro finally succeeded in toppling the regime of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. Castro's increasingly anti-American stances quickly became a source of concern for the Eisenhower administration. President Eisenhower finally concluded that for national security reasons Castro would have to be eliminated. The covert plan being drawn up by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the State Department and the CIA called for the simultaneous elimination of Castro by assassination and the invasion of the island nation by U.S. trained Cuban exiles to establish a provisional government. The idea was to encourage a popular insurrection in Cuba that would legitimate the entire operation. Time ran out on the Eisenhower administration and so when John F. Kennedy took office in January of 1961 he inherited the problem.President Kennedy had already become convinced of the wisdom of overthrowing Fidel Castro.
Events were moving rather quickly now and Castro seemed to be rapidly aligning himself with the Soviet Union. Time was of the essence as the preponderance of evidence indicated that the U.S.S.R. was beginning to ship all kinds of military hardware to Castro.It became abundantly clear that the longer the U.S. waited the more difficult the task at hand would be. The operation was finally set for April 17, 1961."The Bay of Pigs" chronicles in great detail how the actual plan was devised and who the key players were. Howard Jones also discusses at great length the reasons why President Kennedy seemed so reluctant to approve any direct involvement of U.S. armed forces in the actual invasion of Cuba.For the President, the idea of "plausible deniability" was an overriding concern and was ultimately the reason the operation was moved from Trinidad to the Zapata Peninsula. It was also the reason why the President made the decision to cancel the air support that for all intents and purposes doomed the operation.
I was just 10 years at the time of the Bay of Pigs operation.Over the years I have read any number of references to just how bitter the Cuban-American community was at President Kennedy for the way he mishandled the invasion and abandoned the ground forces who were left to fend for themselves without any of the promised air support.Some have even suggested that disgruntled Cuban exiles may have played a role in his assassination. But I had never come across a great many details surrounding this debacle. After reading "The Bay of Pigs" this has all come into focus for me and I realize that those who were abandoned on the beaches at Zapata had every right to be livid at the way the situation was handled by the Commander-in Chief. The noted author and head of Cuban Studies at the University of Miami Brian Latell has opined that "The Bay of Pigs" is "more thoroughly researched than any previous work on the subject, it is also succinct, nuanced and exquisitely balanced in its treatment of the president and the CIA."I would concur.There are lessons to be learned from the entire Bay of Pigs affair.Our participation in such activities only serve to reduce America's standing in the rest of the world.It is a lesson our leaders never seem tolearn.History buffs and general readers alike will appreciate "The Bay of Pigs".This is a well written and carefully documented book.Recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars A much needed account
The Bay of Pigs operation has gone down in history as one of the pivotal acts of the Cold War.It was a military disaster and an embarrasment.It angered a generation of Cuban-Americans.It, apparently, made Castro more paranoid than he already was.It helped to engender the Cuban Missle Crises and it marked the high water mark of CIA sponsored swashbuckling. It has forever frustrated Kennedy lovers into finding ways to claim that the new president had no idea about it and that it was foisted upon him by Eisenhower's men, so that JFK's legacy would not be tarnisher either by failure or by the kind of reckless pre-emption that those who love Kennedy so often condemn in other Presidents.

But for all the words spilled over the Bay of Pigs it has rarely been given a fare shake or a full accounting.Most of the books on the operation either examine one part of it or are old and dated.

This book provides a full background of the invasion, its planning and its aftermath and meaning.It provides an inside look at the Kennedy administration and the decisions not to provide air support and the subsequent failure of the invasion.It gives a very fair account of what happaned and is not bogged down by rhetoric or politics.This is an important and timely contribution to the stroy of the Bay of Pigs, America and the Cold War.

Seth J. Frantzman ... Read more

6. Introducing Neuroeducational Research: Neuroscience, Education and the Brain from Contexts to Practice
by Paul Howard Jones
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2009-11-20)
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Amongst educators, scientists and policy-makers there is a growing belief that the field of education can benefit from an understanding of the brain. However, attempts to bring neuroscience and education together have often been hampered by crucial differences in concepts, language and philosophy. In this book, Paul Howard-Jones explores these differences, drawing on the voices of educators and scientists to argue for a new field of enquiry: neuroeducational research.

Introducing Neuroeducational Research provides a meaningful bridge between two diverse perspectives on learning. It proposes that any such bridge must serve two goals that are critically related to each other: it must enrich both scientific and educational understanding. This challenge gives rise to unique conceptual, methodological and ethical issues that will inevitably characterise this new field, and these are examined and illustrated here through empirical research. Throughout the book, Paul Howard-Jones:

  • Explores ‘neuromyths’ and their impact on educational research
  • Highlights the opportunities to combine biological, social and experiential evidence in understanding how we learn
  • Argues against a ‘brain-based’ natural science of education
  • Introduces clearly the concept of an interdisciplinary neuroeducational approach
  • Builds a methodology for conducting neuroeducational research
  • Draws on case studies and empirical findings to illustrate how a neuroeducational approach can provide a fuller picture of how we learn.

Presenting a blueprint for including our knowledge of the brain in education, this book is essential reading for all those concerned with human learning in authentic contexts: educators, scientists and policy-makers alike.

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7. War And Love: A Surgeon's Memoir Of Battlefield Medicine With Letters Home
by Nancy Garcia, Howard Wilbur Jones, Georgeanna Seegar Jones
Hardcover: 555 Pages (2004-09-23)
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8. The Desert of Souls
by Howard Andrew Jones
Kindle Edition: 320 Pages (2011-02-15)
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Asin: B00457X8EO
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The glittering tradition of sword-and-sorcery sweeps into the sands of ancient Arabia with the heart-stopping speed of a whirling dervish in this thrilling debut novel from new talent Howard Andrew Jones

In 8th century Baghdad, a stranger pleads with the vizier to safeguard the bejeweled tablet he carries, but he is murdered before he can explain. Charged with solving the puzzle, the scholar Dabir soon realizes that the tablet may unlock secrets hidden within the lost city of Ubar, the Atlantis of the sands. When the tablet is stolen from his care, Dabir and Captain Asim are sent after it, and into a life and death chase through the ancient Middle East.

Stopping the thieves—a cunning Greek spy and a fire wizard of the Magi—requires a desperate journey into the desert, but first Dabir and Asim must find the lost ruins of Ubar and contend with a mythic, sorcerous being that has traded wisdom for the souls of men since the dawn of time.  But against all these hazards there is one more that may be too great even for Dabir to overcome...

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9. Riders of the Steppes: The Complete Cossack Adventures, Volume Three
by Harold Lamb
Paperback: 548 Pages (2007-06-01)
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A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the “wolf of the steppes.” Journey with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes.  Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains, skill, and a little luck.
This four-volume set collects for the first time the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features essays Lamb wrote about his stories, an informative introduction by a popular author, and a wealth of rare, exciting, swashbuckling fiction.
In this third volume, the wily old Cossack Khlit may have aged but he's lost none of his guile. He shepherds his dashing grandson Kirdy into one adventure after another, finally uniting with his allies Ayub and Demid in the climactic story White Falcon—out of print since the 1920s. Here too are the exploits of Ayub and Demid, risking all to safeguard the perilous Russian border from marauding Turks, Tatars, and even bloodthirsty Russian nobles.
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10. Whistle / James Jones ; illustrated by Howard Rogers
by James (1921-1977) Jones
 Hardcover: Pages (1978)

Asin: B000LQEEWI
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11. O Strange New World, American Culture: The Formative Years
by Howard Mumford Jones
 Paperback: Pages (1967)

Asin: B000YR3SU8
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12. Swords of the Steppes: The Complete Cossack Adventures, Volume Four
by Harold Lamb
Paperback: 638 Pages (2007-06-01)
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Asin: 0803280513
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the “wolf of the steppes.” Journey with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains, skill, and a little luck.
This four-volume set collects for the first time the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features essays Lamb wrote about his stories, an informative introduction by a popular author, and a wealth of rare, exciting swashbuckling fiction.
In the concluding volume, gallop into adventure with Khlit and Kirdy for their final challenge in The Wolf Master, out of print since 1933. Then, delve into a treasure trove of stories gleaned from rare magazines: an account of a desperate mission for Khlit’s old friend Ayub; three tales of the valorous Koum and the champion swordsman Gurka; two daring ventures by Stenka Razin, the Robin Hood of the steppes; five short stories of Uncle Yarak, a Cossack fighting in World War II; and more than a half dozen other swashbuckling tales from the steppes.
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5-0 out of 5 stars More Cossack goodness.
Harold Lamb's stories just do not get old. After reading the first three Cossack collections in a row, I thought I'd leave the fourth one for a little later... but somehow I just had to start reading at least the first story. And then the second. And then the third... all the way to the end.

I don't know how he did it. Lamb had a great gift for setting up a scene and defining characters in a few words (something that is probably easier since his Cossack heroes are pretty much all cut from the same cloth), and then proceeding with a fast-paced adventure. He also seems never to repeat himself overmuch even though the basics of his tales usually differ very little.

No need to fear Cossack fatigue... If you loved the first three books, this final volume will be just as enjoyable.

4-0 out of 5 stars The concluding volume of Lamb's incomparable Cossack stories
Well worth getting even though Khlit only appears in one story in this final collection of Lamb's remaining Cossack stories. They might not be among Lamb's prime material but he still manages to write an exciting tale that not only entertains the reader but educates him as well. It's no wonder that Lamb was Robert E. Howard's favorite writer. ... Read more

13. The Legacy of the Civil War
by Robert Penn Warren
Paperback: 109 Pages (1998-03-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good writing is always in style
As the centennial of the Civil War approached Life magazine asked Robert Penn Warren to write an essay on the impact the war had on America.Warren, a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and numerous other prizes accepted.This small book is the essay he wrote in 1961.While Warren never considered himself a historian, he had a lifelong love of history and published a biography on John Brown.His grandfather, who fought for the South while believing in Union, told him about the Civil War and instilled in him a love of history.

This essay is as fresh and new today as it was in 1961.Warren's thoughts on the war, what he calls "The Great Alibi" and the "Treasury of Virtue" are still accurate.This is one of the great essays on the American Civil War, the impact on American history and how it affects us today.The style of writing is interesting, intelligent and very easy to read.You will quickly be caught up in the logic even as you identify current positions and come to understand their historic importance.

3-0 out of 5 stars Civil War Established America as a Country.
Robert Penn Warren, a noted Southern writer, is certain that our Civil War shaped modern America, the social institutions which had to take care of the freed slaves, domestic policies, and foreign interests."The Civil War is our only 'felt' history -- history lived in the national imagination and not just on paper. This is not to say that the War is always, and by all men, felt in the same way.Quite the contrary.But this fact is an index to the very complexity, depth, and fundamental significance of the event.It is an overwhelming and vital image of human, and national, experience."

It taking place so long ago and ended so disastrously with the death of Abraham Lincoln, I really don't believe it caused our failing economy, philosophy, and psychology.Far too many wars, most on foreign lands, have taken place since then to put all the blame on the ressurection of the slaves."There is no facet of our lives today that does not owe its present character in some measure to the Civil War."

The Confederate Commander in East Tennessee was General James Longstreet.The siege of Knoxville and Battle of Fort Sanders was disastrous for this area.Bridge burners to stop the railroad took place across East Tennessee.The campaign at Strawberry Plains was led by Colonel William P. Sanders, for whom the Fort on the UT campus was named.Bulls Gap, birthplace of Archie Campbell (HeeHaw fame) was pivotal for the northeast, as was Lick Creek Bridge and Blue Springs.

In Middle Tennessee, commandered by Braxton Bragg and John Bell Hood, Nathan Bedford Forrest reigned in Columbia, having been born a short distance away in Chapel Hill; Columbia is the birthplace of a U. S. President, James Polk,Thompson's Station and Fort Donelson on either end of Nashville had important confrontations.In Pulaski, Sam Davis was hanged as a Confederate spy; there is a statue on the Square and on Capitol Hill in Nashville.His home at Smyrna is near Murfreesboro.

West Tennessee was under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest, whom Sherman called, "that devil Forrest."There is a statue of him in Forrest Square on Union Avenue in Memphis.He started his campaign in Clifton on the Tennessee River where the federal ironcladheld sway, near Jackson, TN.At Shiloh, one of the nations's oldest and most pristine battlefield parks, General Albert Sidney Johnston led the Southern side and died (buried there 25 miles Northeast of Corinth, Mississippi, near Savannah, Tennessee.The Sons of Confederate Veterans have established a memorial at Salem Cemetery near Jackson and a small park at Davis Bridge, near Bolivar.

Robert Penn Warren was a Phodes Scholar at Oxford University in London and taught at Yale University, as did Richard Marius.He wrote JOHN BROWN: THE MAKING OF A MARTYR, THE CAVE, WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME, BAND OF ANGELS (made into a movie), ALL THE KINGS'S MEN which won the Pulitzer prize and made into an Academy award winning movie about Huey Long.He also wrote PROMISES (poetry, which won the Edna St. Vincent Millay Award of Poetry Society of America), SELECTED ESSAYS, TEXTBOOKS: UNDERSTANDING POETRY and UNDERSTANDING FICTION.He was truly as much a part of history as the Civil War of which he writes his meditation on the Centennial in this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Interesting little book, this.Costs next-to nothing and takes almost no time to read.But there's more here than most of the other spurious profundity published these days.

Warren, a Kentuckian whose grandfather fought for the Confederacy during that war, looks at the effects of the waron both North and South.Warren is harsh on the hypocrisy of the North andits "Treasury of Virtue" as he calls it.But he is no LostCauser; he is equally harsh with the South, with its "GreatAlibi."And Warren is scathing with those racists who believed(andstill believe)themselves to be the legatees of Jefferson Davis or Robert E.Lee.An essential book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A miniature classic of historical interpretation
The noted poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren wrote several brilliant book-length essays on various subjects, including JEFFERSON DAVIS GETS HIS CITIZENSHIP BACK (which originally appeared in THE NEW YORKER) and INTEGRATION, but none better than this miniature classic of historical interpretation.In 1961, when LIFE magazine asked him for his thoughts on the centennial of the Civil War, he wrote this superb, thoughtful essay (originally subtitled "A Meditation on the Centennial").In an extraordinarily compressed discussion, Warren notes a dizzying variety of effects that the war and the policies it brought in its wake had on American society.His two most important observations have to do with the ways that the North and the South used the war as alibis.For the victorious North, the war was a "treasury of virtue" that excused generations of corruption, short-sighted public policy, and neglect of national interests; after all, we won the war and freed the slaves.For the defeated South, the war was "the great alibi" that excused every failure to grapple with a region's pressing social and economic problems.Warren never wrote better than in these eloquent pages; this book should be required reading for anyone interested in the Civil War in particular or American history in general.Its reappearance, with a fine introduction by Howard Jones (author of MUTINY ON THE AMISTAD and other excellent histories of the Civil War era), is cause for celebration. -- Richard B. Bernstein, Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School, and Daniel M. Lyons Visiting Professor in American History, Brooklyn College/CUNY (1997-1998) ... Read more

by Howard Palfrey, 1899- Jones
 Paperback: Pages (1980)

Asin: B000JOLXKI
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15. Pasta & Pizza for Beginners (Usborne Cooking School)
by Fiona Watt, Julia Kirby-Jones
Paperback: 48 Pages (2003-10)
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Asin: 0794505554
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This pasta and pizza book contains simple st ep-by-step illustrations which make each recipe very easy to follow and large, bright photographs make each dish look ap petizing. ' ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A perfect, "kid friendly" introduction
Part of the Usborne Cooking School series, Pasta & Pizza For Beginners is the collaborative effort of author Fiona Watt, designer Mary Cartwright, illustrator Howard Allman, and features the recipes of Julia Kirby-Jones, as well as food preparation tips by Ricky Turner and Lizzie Harris. Young chefs will learn how to properly cook pasta, master a delicious variety of past recipes, make a pizza base, and successfully execute a welcome diversity of pizza recipes. A perfect, "kid friendly" introduction to making delicious past dishes and appetizing pizzas, Pasta & Pizza For Beginners is enthusiastically recommended for all aspiring young cooks! ... Read more

by Howard Schultz, Dori Jones Yang
Paperback: 368 Pages (1999-01-13)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks tells how he and his team built a small Seattle company into a nationwide business phenomenon through such anti-corporate principles as community-mindedness and employee-ownership. $300,000 ad/promo. Tour."Amazon.com Review
Since 1987, Starbucks's star has been on the rise, growingfrom 11 Seattle, WA-based stores to more than 1,000 worldwide. Itsgoals grew, too, from the more modest, albeit fundamental one ofoffering high-quality coffee beans roasted to perfection to, morerecently, opening a new store somewhere every day. An exemplarysuccess story, Starbucks is identified with innovative marketingstrategies, employee-ownership programs, and a product that's becomea subculture.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a manager, amarketer, or a curious Starbucks loyalist, Pour Your Heart intoIt will let you in on the revolutionary Starbucks venture. CEOHoward Schultz recounts the company's rise in 24 chapters, each ofwhich illustrates such core values as "Winning at the expense ofemployees is not victory at all." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great purchase!
I would gladly purchase from this seller again. The book is in great shape, it was inexpensive, and I received in exactly when I was told I would get it. I am excited to read it!

4-0 out of 5 stars You can clearly see the passion that went into building this brand
Nicely captures the passion and zeal that went into building the Starbucks brand. Howard Schultz has done a wonderful job so far;it will be interesting to see how he handles the next phase...with all the fast food chains entering the gourmet coffee business and with the changing consumption patterns the road is probably going to be rougher.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and Well Written Book
I can truly see Howard Schultz is an extra-ordinary man. It's been a long term curiousity seeing the extraordinary growth of Starbucks company and it's really nice to finally get the answer through reading this book. I can also see Howard truly cares about his people since he mentioned many names in his books and remember a lot of details on the situations that happened in the company that lead toward some changes within it. I like this book a lot as it helps me to see the spirit and soul of Starbucks beyond the coffee place. It's a must read book for any young entrepreneur as it takes years and even decades to start your business, lead it, and continue to transform it so that it'll become a well respectable company. Cheers to Howard for his accomplishment at Starbucks!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring!
I read this book first a couple of years ago when I was thinking of setting up a smoothies business. Now I bought it and am really fascinated with it. I think it's a must read book for every entrepreneur. The author covers a lot of interesting topics on management, as well as deep advices on pursuing a dream from it's conception. I seriously suggest this book for everyone willing to start or manage a business from his/her heart.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pour Your Heart into It
Well-written, intriguing to read. Howard Schultz shared his story of how Starbucks started from small roots and became today's successful business. ... Read more

17. Howard Mumford Jones and the Dynamics of Liberal Humanism
by Peter A. Brier
 Hardcover: 178 Pages (1994-05)
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Arguing that multiculturalism actually separates peoples, this text calls for a return to the humanist philosophy of Howard Mumford Jones. The text maintains that although Jones asserted the importance of different cultures, he would have scoffed at multiculturalism as an end in itself. ... Read more

18. The Holy Spirit in the mediaeval church: a study of Christian teaching concerning the Holy Spirit and His place in the Trinity, from the post-patristic age to the counter-Reformation
by Howard Watkin-Jones
Paperback: 374 Pages (2010-08-28)
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Asin: 1177799464
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19. O Strange New World
by Howard Mumford Jones
 Hardcover: Pages (1964-09-11)
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20. The crossing of borders and the creation of worlds: The art of Howard Jones
by Howard Jones
 Paperback: 30 Pages (1993)
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