100 Best Country Songs Payal Joshi Genre: Music Price: $1.99 Release Date: November 1, 2012 ? © Xellent Apps
The Hedgewitch Queen Lilith Saintcrow Genre: Epic Price: $2.99 Publish Date: December 01, 2011 Publisher: Orbit Seller: Hachette Book Group Vianne di Rocancheil has been largely content to play the gawky provincial. As lady in waiting at the Court of Arquitaine, she studies her books, watches for intrigue, and shepherds her foolhardy Princesse safely through the glittering whirl. Court is a sometimes-unpleasant waltz, especially for the unwary, but Vianne treads its measured steps well. Unfortunately, the dance has changed. Treachery is afoot in gilded and velvet halls. A sorcerous conspiracy is unleashed, with blood, death, and warfare close behind. Her Princesse murdered and her own life in jeopardy, Vianne must flee, carrying the fate of her land with her–the Great Seal of Arquitaine, awake after its long sleep. Invasion threatens, civil war looms, and the conspiracy hunts for Vianne di Rocancheil, to kill or to use her against all she holds dear. A life of dances, intrigues, and fashion has not prepared her for this. Nor has it prepared her for Tristan d'Arcenne, Captain of the King's Guard and player in the most dangerous games conspiracy can devise. Yet to save her country and avenge her Princesse, Vianne will become what she must, say what she should, and do whatever is required. A Queen can do no less.
Time to Get Tough Making America #1 Again Donald J. Trump Genre: Politics & Current Events Price: $14.99 Publish Date: December 06, 2011 Publisher: Regnery Publishing Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC Donald J. Trump has just five words for the politicians and so-called leaders in Washington, DC: It's Time to Get Tough President Obama has been a disaster for America. In four short years, he's wrecked our economy, saddled our children with more debt than America managed to rack up in 225 years, and gone around the world apologizing for our country—as if the greatest nation in the world needs to apologize for being a land of opportunity and freedom, which we were before Obama became president. Now, America looks like a broken country—stripped of jobs, stripped of wealth, stripped of respect. And what does President Obama do about it? He plays nice with a China that is doing everything it can to destroy our economy, while refusing to stand up for America with Middle Eastern oil mobsters who think they can hold us hostage through higher prices at the pump, and chucking billions in “stimulus” money to his friends and supporters while letting the rest of us foot the bill. This can't go on. And if Donald J. Trump has anything to say about it, it won't. In his new blockbuster book, Time to Get Tough , Trump has the answers America has been looking for, an agenda for making America number one again, including: How to put OPEC out of business How to create American jobs by forcing Communist China into truly fair trade How to retire our debt without endangering long-established programs—like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—that millions of Americans depend on How to undo the fraud of Obamanomics and the disaster of Obamacare Blunt, straightforward, and honest, it's all trademark Trump, setting out a common sense agenda to restore American prosperity and make our nation respected once again.
Mighty Be Our Powers How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War Leymah Gbowee Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Price: $12.99 Publish Date: September 13, 2011 Publisher: Beast Books Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE I n a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together—and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country—and shattered Gbowee’s girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who suffer most during conflicts—and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace—in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that will touch all who dream of a better world.
Next Restaurant – Paris: 1906 Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, Dave Beran & Christian Seel Genre: Regional & Ethnic Price: $4.99 Publish Date: November 15, 2011 Publisher: Next Restaurant LLC Seller: Next Restaurant LLC From Next restaurant’s chef Grant Achatz, chef David Beran, and Nick Kokonas comes Paris: 1906. A complete, uncompromising guide to reproducing the 4-star opening menu of the most talked about restaurant in the country. Next is a restaurant like no other. Every season the menu and service explore an entirely different cuisine. Buying a ticket is the only way to get in… and the entire season sold out in a few hours. The inaugural menu took diners back to Paris: 1906, Escoffier at the Ritz for a multi-course prix fixe dinner that was described by the New York Times as “Belle Epoque dishes largely unseen on American tables for generations.” Chef Grant Achatz has been named Outstanding Chef in the United States by the James Beard Foundation and listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2011. Grant and Nick opened Alinea restaurant in 2005. Alinea has been recognized as the Best Restaurant in the United States by both Gourmet Magazine and The San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants in the World awards, and was awarded the highest rating of 3 stars by the Michelin Guide, among many other honors. This is the first in our series — exclusive to the iBookstore — for each menu we produce at Next. Photography was shot in real time by our culinary liaison and research chef Christian Seel. Every dish and every preparation was shot as it was being created and served. Paris: 1906 includes the exact recipes for every dish served as documented by our chefs, over 200 photos, and short essays describing the key dishes and concepts.
God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem Darrell Hammond Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Price: $12.99 Publish Date: November 08, 2011 Publisher: Harper Seller: HarperCollins A raw, poignant, and often hilarious look inside the troubled life and mind of an American comic icon From his harrowing childhood filled with physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his parents, to a lifetime of alcoholism and self-mutilation, psychiatric hospitalizations, and misdiagnoses, to the peak of fame and success as the longest-tenured cast member of Saturday Night Live, Darrell Hammond delves into the darkest corners of his life, both in front of and behind the camera, with brutal honesty and fierce comic wit. On the back of his hilarious dead-on impressions of Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, Chris Matthews, and a hundred other prominent figures, Hammond was invited into the inner sanctums of the country's political leaders, including three presidents, all the while suffering debilitating and largely undiagnosed mental anguish that resulted in horrifying flashbacks, shocking benders, a hair-raising stint in a Bahamian jail, and ultimately a dark night in a Harlem crack house. His long fight for sobriety, filled with heartbreaking relapses, was propelled by a desire to do right by his young daughter and to set the record straight about how he fell so low while achieving such heights. Throughout, Hammond lays bare the real inner workings of an iconic television show.
Back to Work Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy Bill Clinton Genre: Politics & Current Events Price: $11.99 Publish Date: November 08, 2011 Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Seller: Random House Digital, Inc. (Books) “I wrote this book because I love my country and I'm concerned about our future,” writes Bill Clinton. “As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea—the idea that no matter who you are or where you're from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you'll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs.” In Back to Work , Clinton details how we can get out of the current economic crisis and lay a foundation for long-term prosperity. He offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work and create new businesses, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, and restore our manufacturing base. He supports President Obama’s emphasis on green technology, saying that change in the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy and enhance our national security. Clinton also says that we need both a strong economy and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress. He demonstrates that whenever we’ve given in to the temptation to blame government for our problems, we’ve lost our commitment to shared prosperity, balanced growth, financial responsibility, and investment in the future. That has led our nation into trouble because there are some things we have to do together. For example, he says, “Our ability to compete in the twenty-first century is dependent on our willingness to invest in infrastructure: we need faster broadband, a state-of-the-art national electrical grid, modernized water and sewer systems, and the best airports, trains, roads, and bridges. “There is no evidence that we can succeed in the twenty-first century with an antigovernment strategy,” writes Clinton, “with a philosophy grounded in ‘You’re on your own’ rather than ‘We’re all in this together.’” Clinton believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be remarkably good politics, but it has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with few jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, and “we need victories in the real world.”
Jack Kennedy Elusive Hero Chris Matthews Genre: Biographies & Memoirs Price: $12.99 Expected Publish Date: November 01, 2011 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc. “What was he like?” Jack Kennedy said the reason people read biography is to answer that basic question. With the verve of a novelist, Chris Matthews gives us just that. We see this most beloved president in the company of friends. We see and feel him close-up, having fun and giving off that restlessness of his. We watch him navigate his life from privileged, rebellious youth to gutsy American president. We witness his bravery in war and selfless rescue of his PT boat crew. We watch JFK as a young politician learning to play hardball and watch him grow into the leader who averts a nuclear war.What was he like, this person whose own wife called him “that elusive, unforgettable man”? The Jack Kennedy you discover here wanted never to be alone, never to be bored. He loved courage, hated war, lived each day as if it were his last.Chris Matthews's extraordinary biography is based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK, oral histories by top political aide Kenneth O'Donnell and others, documents from his years as a student at Choate, and notes from Jacqueline Kennedy's first interview after Dallas. You'll learn the origins of his inaugural call to “Ask what you can do for your country.” You'll discover his role in the genesis of the Peace Corps, his stand on civil rights, his push to put a man on the moon, his ban on nuclear arms testing. You'll get, more than ever before, to the root of the man, including the unsettling aspects of his personal life. As Matthews writes, “I found a fighting prince never free of pain, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father's son. He was a far greater hero than he ever wished us to know.”
The Puppy Diaries Raising a Dog Named Scout Jill Abramson Genre: Pets Price: $9.99 Publish Date: October 11, 2011 Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times 's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times 's site in 2009. Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor. What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? George Carlin Genre: Humor Price: $2.99 Publish Date: October 12, 2004 Publisher: Hyperion Seller: Hyperion, an imprint of Buena Vista Books, Inc. On the heels of George Carlin's #1 New York Times bestseller Napalm & Silly Putty comes When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? — infused with Carlin's trademark irreverent humor and biting cultural observations. Here we go again . . . George Carlin's hilarious When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? offers his cutting-edge opinions and observational humor on everything from evasive euphemistic language to politicians to the media to dead people. Nothing and no one is safe! Despite the current climate of political correctness, Carlin is not afraid to take on controversial topics: –Carlin on the media: The media comprises equal parts business, politics, advertising, public relations, and show business. Nice combination. Enough bull for Texas to open a chain of branch offices. –Carlin on the battle of the sexes: Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. –Carlin on hygiene: When did they pass a law that says the people who make my sandwich have to be wearing gloves? I'm not comfortable with this. I don't want glove residue all over my food; it's not sanitary. Who knows where these gloves have been? –Carlin on evasive language: Just to demonstrate how far using euphemisms in language has gone, some psychologists are now actually referring to ugly people as those with “severe appearance deficits.” Hey, Doctor. How's that for “denial”? –Carlin on politics: No self-respecting politician would ever admit to working in the government. They prefer to think of themselves “serving the nation.” To help visualize the service they provide the country, you may wish to picture the things that take place on a stud farm. The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, Carlin puts voice to issues that capture the modern imagination. For instance, why are there Ten Commandments? Are UFOs real? What will the future really be like? This brand-new collection tackles all that and more. In When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? Carlin's razor-sharp observations demolish everyday values and leave you laughing out loud — delivering exactly what his countless fans have been waiting for.