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Running Against the Devil

release date: Jan 01, 2020
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Running Against the Devil
"Donald Trump is exactly the disaster we feared for America. Hated by a majority of Americans, Trump's administration is rocked by daily scandals, and he's embarrassed us at home and abroad. Trump can't win in 2020, right? Wrong. As 2016 proved, Trump can't win, but the Democrats can sure as hell lose. Only one thing can save Trump, and that's a Democratic candidate who runs the race Trump wants them to run instead of the campaign they must run to win in 2020. Wilson combines decades of national political experience and insight in his take-no-prisoners analysis, hammering Trump's destructive and dangerous first term in a case-by-case takedown of the worst president in history and describing the terrifying prospect of four more years of Trump. Like no one else can, Wilson blows the lid off Trump's 2020 Republican war machine, showing the exact strategies and tactics they'll use against the Democratic nominee . . . and how the Democrats can avoid the catastrophe waiting for them if they fall into Trump's trap. Running Against the Devil is sharply funny, brutally honest, and infused with his biting commentary. It's a vital indictment of Trump, a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred road map to saving America, and the guide to making Donald Trump a one-term president. The stakes are too high to do anything less"--

Swirled All the Way to the Shrub

release date: Dec 17, 2018
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Swirled All the Way to the Shrub
In a splintered bar in Boston, Pinky DeVroom, newspaperman, amateur cynic and would-be-novelist, clutches his sour Prohibition brandy and watches his world get sucked down into the vortex. Hope comes in the form of an astute, comely literary agent named Elfred. But hope can be its own form of hell. Watch game Pinky twist, squirm and waffle while the world wobbles. The Depression and Prohibition's consequences are fundamental to the work, as are the appearances of some real-life figures such as Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare & Company and Alice Hamilton, the pioneering scientist. The effects of lead poisoning, the unfettered joys of the "banana messenger" and the glories of Telechron clocks also have their time in the sun. As do rigorous bartending practices and the perils of owning a hat. But all those tributaries of the story return to Pinky: Through continued tests and failures, through the comradeship of good friends, through his own lacerations and partial healings, will he find fulfillment? Will those friends, a mysterious secret society, and the judicious prodding of the remarkable Doctor Alice Hamilton help him get the girl, the book deal, or at least hang on to his job? Or his hat? Literature has never had a hero named Pinky--but despite literature's measured qualms, this is its greatest chance.

The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe

release date: Jun 21, 2011
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The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe
2009 marked the 300th anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, the Fife mariner who became the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe". The story is told not only by the author but also through the words of those who knew Selkirk with three colourful contemporary accounts of Selkirk's island experiences on Juan Fernandez - two by the sailors who rescued him from the island, 300 miles off the coast of Chile (Capt Edward Cooke and Capt Woodes Rogers) and one by Sir Richard Steele, who talked with Selkirk after his homecoming. Selkirk had spent four and a half years on the island. Wilson also delves into Defoe's construction of Crusoe from Selkirk's experiences and his youth in Fife. He also covers the dramatic circumstances of his abandonment on the island when he asked to be stranded rather than risk drowning in the unseaworthy Cinque Ports.Selkirk was right, the ship sank and the crew perished. Having been adopted as master of the ship that rescued him, Selkirk got his privateering career immediately back on track and, thanks to the success of this expedition, became a rich man. When he returned as such to Lower Largo - entering the church in all his new finery - his family and the common people almost fell at his feet. But this triumphant moment did not last. He became bored and nostalgic for his island (often sitting at a point overlooking the Forth to try to conjure it up) and, after starting a relationship with a local girl, he - and she - went back down to London.The story does not have a particularly happy ending. While his Fife lass felt uncomfortable in London society, Selkirk abandoned her in two ways - he took another woman as a wife and went off to sea again, as lieutenant aboard HMS Weymouth. While the ship was sailing off the west coast of Africa in 1723, it was struck by yellow fever and Alexander Selkirk was among the many crew members who died. He was aged 47 and the 'new' woman finally won the long and ugly tussle over his remaining fortune.

Everything Trump Touches Dies

release date: Aug 07, 2018
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Everything Trump Touches Dies
#1 New York Times bestseller! A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP: Trumpism. Includes an all-new chapter analyzing Trump’s impact on the 2018 elections. In the #1 New York Times bestselling Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson delivers “a searingly honest, bitingly funny, comprehensive answer to the question we find ourselves asking most mornings: ‘What the hell is going on?’ (Chicago Tribune). The Guardian hails Everything Trump Touches Dies, saying it gives, “more unvarnished truths about Donald Trump than anyone else in the American political establishment has offered. Wilson never holds back.” Rick mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to the Republican Party, and to the conservative movement that has abandoned its principles for the worst President in American history. Wilson unblinkingly dismantles Trump’s deceptions and the illusions to which his supporters cling, shedding light on the guilty parties who empower and enable Trump in Washington and in the media. He calls out the race-war dead-enders who hitched a ride with Trump, the alt-right basement dwellers who worship him, and the social conservatives who looked the other way. Publishers Weekly calls it, “a scathing, profane, unflinching, and laugh-out-loud funny rebuke of Donald Trump and his presidency.” No left-winger, Wilson is a lifelong conservative who delivers his withering critique of Trump from the right. A leader of the Never Trump movement, he warned from the start that Trump would destroy the lives and reputations of everyone in his orbit, and Everything Trump Touches Dies is a deft chronicle the tragicomic political story of our time. From the early campaign days through the shock of election night, to the inconceivable train-wreck of Trump’s first year. Rick Wilson provides not only an insightful analysis of the Trump administration, but also an optimistic path forward for the GOP, the conservative movement, and the country. “Hilarious, smartly written, and usually spot-on” (Kirkus Reviews), Everything Trump Touches Dies is perfect for those on either side of the aisle who need a dose of unvarnished reality, a good laugh, a strong cocktail, and a return to sanity in American politics.

Father God, After Believing in Jesus as Savior, Can One Lose Their Salvation?

release date: Mar 02, 2020
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Father God, After Believing in Jesus as Savior, Can One Lose Their Salvation?
It is not uncommon in biblical history for God to use the unqualified, the uneducated, and the uncooperative to do His will. He has provided direction and revelation for such people for the express purpose of bringing glory to Himself and His plan. Here I am, fulfilling all three of the undesirable human characteristics for the express purpose of bringing Jesus glory. After one receives Jesus as Lord and Savior, a hunger to read the Bible soon follows. The more I learned and grew, the more questions sprouted during my Christian growth. Big personal questions followed, and I wanted big personal answers. I believe many of us have similar questions too. This book answers not only the title question but more questions than just the ones listed below: Would Jesus really erase someone's name from His book of Life? And if so, why? God gave humanity free will, but are there limits to one's free will? Can one really renounce one's salvation? How do the Ten Commandments apply to believers in Jesus and His new covenant? What are the differences between the two covenants? How do those differences apply to one's life? If I am forgiven of all my sins, do I still pay for my sins? If Jesus forgave all my sins, what will I be judged for? I believe my past sins are forgiven, but what about today's and tomorrow's sins? Do I have to confess all my sins till the day I die? What if I forget to confess a sin? Is it right that we're taught we are saved by grace in the new covenant but then we must live by obedience to the Ten Commandments in the old covenant? What chance of success do we have of that since Jesus is the only person to never break a single law and never sin? What happens when I deliberately sin? How did Jesus define sin differently than Moses?

Monster in My Mind

release date: Sep 01, 2005
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Monster in My Mind
The often misdiagnosed illness of bipolar can cause a catastrophic effect on the life of the family dealing with it. Here is a journey of two loving people who faced that monster head on.

The Angels That Are Among Us

release date: May 01, 2009
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The Angels That Are Among Us
Ever since I was old enough to understand, I can remember my parents would always tell me, aGod moves in mysterious ways.a When my grandparents passed on, it was said, and when a close family friend passed on, it was once again said. It seemed that my life was becoming so complicated and sometimes just did not seem to make any sense. But that would all change in January of 2007 when I had some sort of brain infection and my body started shutting down. The doctors did not give me a chance to pull through and were in the process of preparing my family to say their goodbyes. What was really happening while I was in a coma for two weeks was something much more. And while many of my family found it hard to believe, I think that every one of them became believers in that old saying, aGod moves in mysterious ways,a when I told them things that were only known by themselves and others who stood around me during my vigil.

Between a Rock and a Heart Place

release date: Jan 01, 1987
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Between a Rock and a Heart Place
Winner of the David Lloyd Kreeger Creativity Award (1988) and the George Mason University Poetry Prize (1976), Brother Rick Wilson, T.O.R., presents here a collection of his finest creative writing-poems of family, love, suffering and memory. His poems are vivid, intelligent, musical, and intimate.

Scots Who Made America

release date: Jun 06, 2016
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Scots Who Made America
What would America have been without the Scots? Andrew Carnegie, the humble weaver's son who went there to become the world's richest man, thought it might have been 'a poor show'. This book is an unapologetic celebration of what he was proudly talking about - little Scotland's huge human contribution to the cultural identity of the Big Country. Rick Wilson profiles an intriguing selection of Scottish innovators who have projected their genius, energy and inspiration across the Atlantic.

Forever Fallen

release date: Jul 01, 2005
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Forever Fallen
Each chapter of Forever Fallen begins with the reader following the killers mind from his early days on a farm in the great pines section of Central New Jersey. His descent into madness starts as a sexually abused child and the fall continues when his mother, who belongs to a satanic cult, force him to join in the orgies. After a brilliant education in Medicine, he specializes in Pschiatry and accepts a position at a huge mental hospital on Long Island In New York. On the sprawling grounds of the hospital, a serial killer preys on young female inmates, killing and mutilating their bodies. The insane killer, striking from underground catacombs which enable him to move unseen from building to building, explodes in a frenzy of murder when a fierce blizzard paralyzes the area and cuts the hospital off from the outside world. A young divorcee and a retired New York City policeman attempt to solve the mystery of the murdered girls against a backdrop of the current tragedy of the homeless and mentally ill.
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