For 2,000 years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and, in so doing, tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand.
Spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer explores the question of human identity and shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and achieve happiness and self-realization.
In the first book in a new series from New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks, warrior Ewan McCabe dreams only of exacting revenge on his enemy—until he meets beautiful temptress Mairin. Contains mature themes.
The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence
A. J. Langguth Grover Gardner
This dramatic account of the War of 1812 fills a surprising gap in the popular literature of the nation's formative years. It is this second and final war of independence that established the young nation as a permanent power. Full of fascinating characters, A. J. Langguth's riveting account covers a vast panorama of battles, from the American sacking of Toronto and the British burning of the White House and the Capitol, to the thrilling war at sea and on the Great Lakes and the final spectacular American victory at New Orleans.