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War of the Rats
David L. Robbins
055358135X
June 2000
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Book Review
David L. Robbins grimly recounts the merciless determination of the German and Soviet combatants of the battle of Stalingrad in War of the Rats. Drawing from real events, Robbins tells the story of one of the battle's most pivotal contests: the famous sniper duel between Chief Master Sergeant Vasily Zaitsev and S.S. Colonel Heinz Thorvald. Zaitsev, a cunning Siberian hunter hardened by Stalingrad's butchery, has formed an impromptu sniper school in the midst of the battle, training his comrades to kill with implacable efficiency. The hundreds of bodies left in their wake prompt the Nazi leadership to send Thorvald, the cold-blooded master of the Wehrmacht's elite sniper academy, to assassinate the Soviet prodigy. Robbins's nerve-wracking prose depicts the two adversaries as they pursue their private war across a twisted...


8 Minutes in the Morning: A Simple Way to Shed up to 2 Pounds a Week Guaranteed
Jorge Cruise
0060505389
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Fitness trainer Jorge Cruise has helped 3 million cyberspace clients lose weight, and now he's headed for your bookshelf with the same goal in mind. In just eight minutes a day, says Cruise, you can drop two pounds of fat per week, change your shape, and gain muscle and energy. His secret formula: an inspirational "wake-up talk," followed by strength training two muscle groups per day, eating according to his "eating card" program, and keeping a journal. For exercise, Cruise presents a varied, 28-day program of illustrated exercises using dumbbells. Why the emphasis on strength training? While aerobics burns calories while you're exercising, adding muscle revs up fat burning at rest by increasing your metabolic rate. Every pound of muscle you gain burns an extra 50 calories per day. You'll look better and feel younger and...


The End of War: A Novel of the Race for Berlin
David L. Robbins
0553581384
May 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Henry James called the novel a "loose, baggy monster," and the challenges of the genre are evident in David L. Robbins's The End of War. Robbins won acclaim in 1999 for War of the Rats, a knockdown-dragout retelling of the bloody Russian defense of Stalingrad against Nazi assault. Here, in The End of War, he weaves together six points of view as the final months of World War II march inexorably toward a familiar conclusion. The great strength of Robbins's novel is also its chief fault: the plot simply can't sustain the splintering effect of so many points of view. Ultimately, the star of this novel is war itself, not the novel's three representative civilians or its "Olympian gods," Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill. Particularly in the last chapters, World War II images flicker before our eyes like fragments of vintage...


Nowhere, TX
Ralph Compton
0451211324
February 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
The violence in this engrossing story of the lawless Old West is senseless, brutal, and graphic. Evans narrates this chilling tale with icy restraint in a perfectly cadenced style, including a wide range of voices and accents for the outlaws, cowboys, and townsfolk. With no central character, the story of Nowhere, Texas, located in No-Man's Land, is all about tough, gritty action. Evans's voice empathizes well with the emotions of the character ensemble. As the story builds to a violent confrontation, the unexpected events will keep listeners involved. S.C.A. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
Nowhere, Texas, is a haven for cutthroats and...


Do or Die
David Robbins
0451209575
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Down and out West, two friends decide to make a name for themselves as bounty hunters-but the job is easier said than done. Going after one of the most wanted outlaws alive, they better learn fast-or lose their good-for-nothing lives.


Liberation Road: A Novel of World War II and the Red Ball Express
David L. Robbins
055338175X
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In his latest WWII novel, Robbins powerfully integrates the theme of racial bigotry from Scorched Earth with the successful formula of his previous three combat novels (The End of War, etc.). The 688th Truck Battalion is part of the famed Red Ball Express, which struggles to supply the fast-moving combat following D-Day as American forces fight through the French hedgerows and villages toward Paris. In recounting the battalion's heroic saga, Robbins's tale unfolds from several perspectives—that of Ben Kahn, an aging Jewish army chaplain from Pittsburgh, who fought as a doughboy in the trenches in WWI; Joe Amos, a young, black, college-educated truck driver; and "White Dog," a shadowy, corrupt downed B-17 pilot profiteering on the black market in German-occupied Paris. Bolstered by desperate hope he might...


The Trailsman (Giant)
Jon Sharpe
045121434X
Feb 2005
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Book Description
The truth is way out there in the northwestern territory when Skye Fargo investigates reports of sea creatures-straight out of Indian legend-abducting settlers and natives from their homes.


For the Brand
David Robbins
0451216784
October 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Willis Lander was the T-Bar ranch's best bronc buster until a stallion shattered his leg. Unable to work as a cowboy, Willis was forced to mind a line shack forty miles from the ranch, secluding himself in the Wyoming wilderness. But when the T-Bar is sold, Willis wonders whether the new owner will want to keep him on. Laurella Hendershot is a Texan rancher grateful for the opportunity to build a new life for herself. And she just may be Willis' last chance.


Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications
Stephen P. P. Robbins
0131487361
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This streamlined volume covers the principle concepts of management to provide readers with a solid foundation for understanding key issues. Organized around the four traditional functions of management—planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, it reflects current trends in management and organizations, and presents the latest research studies in the field. The authors address managing in today's world, foundations of planning and decision making, basic organization designs, staffing and human resource management, foundations of individual and group behavior, leadership and trust and foundations of control and value chain management. For managers of all kinds. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ralph Compton Bucked Out in Dodge
David Robbins
0451213297
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Four friends travel to Dodge City to rest their saddle-weary selves. But trouble erupts between them and some less reputable characters over the attentions of a dance hall girl.


West of Pecos (A Ralph Compton Novel)
David Robbins
0451214293
February 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The Su0ndown Riders series continues...

Two Civil War veterans-from opposite sides of the conflict-settle on the same land. They must put aside their differences not only for the sake of their families, but in order to fend off a gang of rustlers who want the land for themselves.


Heavy Traffic: 30 Years of Headlines and Major Ops from the Case Files of the DEA
David Robbins
1596090073
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Dispatches from the front lines

Since its inception in the 1970s, the Drug Enforcement Administration has fought an ever-growing battle against drugs-and against those who make, distribute, and use them. Yet after billions of dollars and countless lives destroyed, the war continues to be waged with no end in sight. In this compendium, the history of the United States' war on drugs is told with over three decades' worth of news stories and DEA case files that bring readers into the violent, shadowy world of illegal substances. From the cocaine cartels of Colombia and back-alley basement methamphetamine labs, to modern "party drugs" such as Ecstasy, these are the true stories of crime and punishment, power, and politics involved in the world of illegal narcotics.

Follow the investigations that took on...


By the Horns
David Robbins
0451218183
Apr 2006
Paperback
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Huntsville Alabama Times
Compton writes in the style of popular Western novelists like Louis L'Amour and Zane Grey.

Book Description
Most men run from danger some run toward it.

Look-out-behind-you danger from the USA Today bestselling author

Luke Deal's gang has had their depravities interrupted one time too many by the Bar 40 ranch foreman, Owen. Now, an English tenderfoot has bought a choice longhorn and is being escorted by Owen and his three toughest cowhands on an ambush-laden, hell-for-leather trip. For the greenhorn, it will be the adventure of a lifetime. But for Luke Deal's pack of rabid human wolves, it's the chance to settle a very old score.


David Robbins: Ice Cream Social
David Robbins
2940271550
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
After David Robbins achieved art-world success with his exhibition Talent in 1986, in which he reimagined Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince as entertainers, he became disenchanted with the New York scene and returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, he began to pursue performance art and dot painting in the context of the small-town tradition of the ice-cream social. The first social was held at a local Baskin-Robbins. For it, the artist used the company's trademark pink and brown logo colors in his work.. Over the following decade, he expanded the project into live events in other cities (complete with free ice cream), a TV pilot, and a feature movie script. These derivations, together with digital designs presented here and a novella from 1998, map the full extent of this idiosyncratic...


Ralph Compton Rio Largo
Ralph Compton
0451219392
Sept 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
FEUDING FRIENDS For years, the Circle T ranch and the D/P ranch have existed in Sweet Grass Valley. Separated by the Rio Largo river, both ranches have managed to prosper-mostly due to the ranch owners Kent Tovey and Dar Pierce, who are the best of friends. But all that is about to be challenged. Two new ranch hands are fomenting a cycle of violence between the ranches-with a ruthless gang waiting to pick their bones clean after they destroy one another. One loyal cowboy caught in the carnage knows the truth. And when the Circle T and the D/P can no longer be protected, they must be avenged.

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