The Force

A Novel
Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062664425
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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Instant New York Times Bestseller Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher's Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.” — Stephen King The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself. What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today.

Betrayal


Author: Aaron Allston
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 0345477359
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Jedi Master Luke Skywalker has united the Jedi order into a group of powerful Jedi Knights, but conflicting planetary interests and Luke's visions of an approaching darkness threaten to destroy everything he has worked for.

Champions of the Force


Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 055329802X
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
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Kyp Durron, Luke Skywalker's rebellious and most talented student, steals the design for the Sun Crusher, a heavily-armored spaceship with the capability of destroying suns, and begins a vendetta against the Empire

Become the Force

9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master
Author: Daniel M. Jones
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1786781166
Category: Religion
Page: 284
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For anyone who has watched and fallen in love with the Star Wars films and wanted to become a Jedi (just as Daniel M Jones did as a young boy). This is the first and only Jedi Bible. Daniel M Jones founded the Church of Jediism in 2007 following the Jedi Census phenomenon of 2001; it now has over 500,000 members around the world. This is the book his fans have been waiting for. In it, Daniel outlines the Jedi perspective and provides practical tools for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to use the Force in everyday life. A metaphor for the universal life energy that connects us all, the Force can be both light and dark, good and bad. Now, more than ever, it is our responsibility to overcome the Dark Side. This book does not aim to convert, but to inspire its readers to live a life of meaning and purpose according to the universal spiritual teachings of “the way of the Jedi”. It will include: Daniel’s own fascinating spiritual journey and how overcoming personal struggles has awakened him to his purpose. A complete toolkit that will allow anyone to genuinely embrace “the way of the Jedi” and use Jedi teachings to empower mind, body, heart and spirit. A comprehensive explanation of Jediism as a spiritual movement (a universal desire for self-awareness, spiritual awakening, peace, love and harmony) rather than a religion. Become the Force shows that the Jedi-minded among us might usher in a new spirituality and shift in global consciousness towards peace and harmony that is more powerful than any we can possibly imagine.

Use The Force

A Jedi's Guide to the Law of Attraction
Author: Joshua P Warren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440586861
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Ever since Star Wars first appeared on the silver screen, people have fantasized about being able to use the Force. But anyone--not just Jedis--can tap into its capabilities by using the Law of Attraction to harness the incredible power of the universe. Author Joshua P. Warren guides you through the lessons of legendary Jedi Masters to reveal how Jedi science encompasses the Law of Attraction and how you can draw on the universe's energy to achieve your dreams. Each thought-provoking exercise shows you how to utilize this power to manifest your deepest desires and attract the life you've always wanted. You'll also learn how to train your mind to hone in on your intention; enhance your connection to the universe; and ensure that your actions, words, and thoughts are in harmony with accomplishing your goals. Do you want to break the negative energies holding you back from success? Do you want to wake up each day excited and full of energy? Do you want to use the real Jedi mind trick on others? Do you want to channel the very power that binds the universe? Do you want to truly create wealth and peace of mind in your life? Complete with enlightening quotes from the series, Use the Force will help you master important Jedi teachings through the Law of Attraction and make every wish a reality.

Fury: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)


Author: Aaron Allston
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345510549
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Fighting alongside the Corellian rebels, Han and Leia are locked in a war against their son Jacen, who grows more powerful and more dangerous with each passing day. Nothing can stop Jacen’s determination to bring peace with a glorious Galactic Alliance victory–whatever the price. While Luke grieves the loss of his beloved wife and deals with his guilt over killing the wrong person in retaliation, Jaina, Jag, and Zekk hunt for the real assassin, unaware that the culprit commands Sith powers that can cloud their minds and misdirect their attacks–and even turn them back on themselves. As Luke and Ben Skywalker struggle to find their place among the chaos, Jacen, shunned by friends and family, launches an invasion to rescue the only person still loyal to him. But with the battle raging on, and the galaxy growing more turbulent and riotous, there’s no question that it is Jacen who is most wanted: dead or alive. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Sacrifice


Author: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 0345477413
Category: Fiction
Page: 498
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As Jacen Solo continues his rise to power, he grows increasingly like his grandfather, Darth Vader, and his evil Sith mentor, Emperor Palpatine, until he is forced to make a horrifying choice that will forever change his own life and those of the Skywalker and Solo families. Reprint.

Tempest: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)


Author: Troy Denning
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345510501
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins– the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere. As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels’ plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally– which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter. Yet the Solos’ selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo’s dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke’s concern for his nephew forces him into a life-and-death struggle against his fiercest foe, and Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy . . . their son. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

"A" Force

The Origins of British Deception in the Second World War
Author: Whitney Bendeck
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612512348
Category: History
Page: 288
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June 1940. The Italians declared war on the British. Completely unprepared for war, the British had only 35,000 troops to defend Egypt. Opposing them, the Italian army in Libya numbered at least 215,000; in East Africa, the Italians could muster another 200,000 men against a meager 19,000 British and commonwealth troops positioned in the Sudan and East Africa. Out-numbered and unlikely to receive sizable reinforcements of men or desperately needed supplies, it is surprising that the British survived. But they did. How? They got creative. Under the leadership of General Archibald P. Wavell, the commander-in-chief of the Middle East, the British set out to greatly exaggerate the size of their forces, supply levels, and state of battle readiness. When their deceitful charades proved successful, Wavell turned trickery into a profession and created an entirely new agency dedicated to carrying out deception. “A” Force: The Origins of British Military Deception during the Second World War looks at how and why the British first employed deception in WWII. More specifically, it traces the development of the "A" Force organization - the first British organization to practice both tactical and strategic deception in the field. Formed in Cairo in 1941, "A" Force was headed by an unconventional colonel named Dudley Wrangel Clarke. Because there was no precedent for Clarke's "A" Force, it truly functioned on a trial-and-error basis. The learning curve was steep, but Clarke was up for the challenge. By the Battle of El Alamein, British deception had reach maturity. Moreover, it was there that the deceptionists established the deception blueprint later used by the London planners used to plan and execute Operation Bodyguard, the campaign to conceal Allied intentions regarding the well-known D-day landing at Normandy. In contrast to earlier deception histories that have tended to focus on Britain’s later deception coups (Bodyguard), thus giving the impression that London masterminded Britain’s deception efforts, this work clearly shows that British deception was forged much earlier in the deserts of Africa under the leadership of Dudley Clarke, not London. Moreover, it was born not out of opportunity, but out of sheer desperation. A” Force explores an area of deception history that has often been neglected. While older studies and documentaries focused on the D-day deception campaign and Britain’s infamous double-agents, this work explores the origins of Britain’s deception activities to reveal how the British became such masterful deceivers.

The Force of Things

A Marriage in War and Peace
Author: Alexander Stille
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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A masterpiece of literary memory—a powerful exploration of the intersections of family, history, and memory "One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father." So begins the passionate and stormy union of Mikhail Kamenetzki, aka Ugo Stille, one of Italy's most celebrated journalists, and Elizabeth Bogert, a beautiful and charming young woman from the Midwest. The Force of Things follows two families across the twentieth century—one starting in czarist Russia, the other starting in the American Midwest—and takes them across revolution, war, fascism, and racial persecution, until they collide at mid-century. Their immediate attraction and tumultuous marriage is part of a much larger story: the mass migration of Jews from fascist-dominated Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. It is a micro-story of that moment of cross-pollination that reshaped much of American culture and society. Theirs was an uneasy marriage between Europe and America, between Jew and WASP; their differences were a key to their bond yet a source of constant strife. Alexander Stille's The Force of Things is a powerful, beautifully written work with the intimacy of a memoir, the pace and readability of a novel, and the historical sweep and documentary precision of nonfiction writing at its best. It is a portrait of people who are buffeted about by large historical events, who try to escape their origins but find themselves in the grip of the force of things.

Bloodlines: Star Wars Legends (Legacy of the Force)


Author: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 0345510496
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory. Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds–and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han’s homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance’s campaign to crush the insurgents. Jacen, now a complete master of the Force, has his own plans to bring order to the galaxy. Guided by his Sith mentor, Lumiya, and with Luke’s young son Ben at his side, Jacen embarks on the same path that his grandfather Darth Vader once did. And while Han and Leia watch their only son become a stranger, a secret assassin entangles the couple with a dreaded name from Han’s past: Boba Fett. In the new galactic order, friends and enemies are no longer what they seem. . . . Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Star Wars Lightsabers

A Guide to Weapons of the Force
Author: Pablo Hidalgo
Publisher: becker&mayer! kids
ISBN: 0760355401
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 68
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Not as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age—lightsabers are the agents of the Force, the chosen weapon of both the Jedi and the Sith. This new and updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force explores these powerful weapons from tip to hilt, diving into the stories that surround them and showcasing some of the most fascinating examples. Study the galaxy’s most notable lightsabers and the masters who wielded them, from Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Rey and Kylo Ren. Every featured lightsaber includes a close-up of its one-of-a-kind hilt, a photo of the Jedi or Sith master in action. Each page is filled with detailed statistics, fascinating insights, and little-known facts. Along with stories and details, this updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers features key foldout pages that let you get even closer and a pull-out poster featuring notable lightsaber hilts. From the most famous lightsabers to the most notable lightsabers duels in galactic history, this otherworldly volume captures it all.

The Force Awakens (Star Wars)


Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1101965509
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The official novelization of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the blockbuster film directed by J. J. Abrams • Includes two tie-in short stories: “The Perfect Weapon” by Delilah S. Dawson and “Bait” by Alan Dean Foster More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times bestselling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster. Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . . Praise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens “Like all the best novelizations, Alan Dean Foster’s adaptation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens enriches the movie experience. The novel goes beyond simply giving us insight into the characters’ thoughts, with plenty of additional scenes painting a broader picture of the galaxy.”—New York Daily News “Fast-moving, atmospheric and raises goose-bumps at just the right moments. [Foster] not only evokes entire onscreen worlds . . . he also gives us glimpses of an even more vast, unseen universe.”—The Washington Post “Was my experience of the film enriched by the book? Yes. No question. Is the novelization worth reading? Yes. . . . Foster has written a book that captures the spirit of the film, while presenting additional information that helps answer some of the questions that linger.”—Coffee with Kenobi From the Paperback edition.

The Cartel


Author: Don Winslow
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0525436510
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
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A sequel to "The Power of the Dog" finds a drug lord's prison transfer to Mexico upsetting a precarious balance of peace and forcing a DEA agent to come out of retirement to stop the ensuing violence.

The Jedi Path

A Manual for Students of the Force
Author: Daniel Wallace
Publisher: becker&mayer!
ISBN: 1603803076
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Unlock the secrets and share in the knowledge that has educated generations of Jedi—from the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order to the mastery of the Force and the nuances of lightsaber combat. Handed down from Master to Padawan, each Jedi who has held and studied this copy has annotated the pages—adding his or her personal experiences and lessons they’ve learned. This copy is now passed to you.

The Force of Destiny

A History of Italy Since 1796
Author: Christopher Duggan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618353675
Category: History
Page: 652
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A sweeping history of Italy describes the turbulent birth of a unified modern nation during the first half of the nineteenth century, its destructive role during World War I, the rise of Mussolini and authoritarianism in the 1920s and 1930s, its defeat during World War II, and the legacy of its tempestuous history for modern-day Italy.

Can You Feel the Force?


Author: Richard Hammond
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449264
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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A fun, quirky look at the weird and wonderful side of physics, Can You Feel the Force? explores the physics of everyday things--from how balloons stretch and stick to walls, to why the sky is blue, to why stars twinkle. Designed to appeal equally to children who are intimidated by science and those who love it, Can you Feel the Force? is not just a reference book--it's interactive with fun activities to try at home. Inside the pages are age appropriate text and experiments that will determine what's the best seat on a roller coaster, why bubble gum stretches, why fighter pilots have to wear specially tightened underwear, and why the world looks weird when you drive a car at the speed of light. Discover the recipe for slime, the secret of piercing a balloon without bursting it, and find out how to stick objects together with nothing but the magical force of friction; plus learn the ideas and discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Franklin and other key players in the defining principles and laws of physics. Clear, exciting images and engaging text will make physics understandable and make kids curious to learn more in Can you Feel the Force?

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Power of the Force


Author: Lucasfilm Press
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1368012639
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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Learn about the light and dark sides of the Force, and those who are sensitive to it. This storybook spans the entire Star Wars saga and introduces readers to heroes like Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Rey, as well as villains like Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Kylo Ren!

The Force Oversleeps (Star Wars: Jedi Academy #5)


Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545875773
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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Victor Starspeeder is back at Jedi Academy for year two, but it's not going the way he'd planned. He was thrilled about Drama Club and hoped to get the lead in this year's musical... But a new kid got the role! What gives?! Plus, he keeps oversleeping and getting to class late . . . Worst of all, his big sister Christina is getting ready to graduate from Jedi Academy, and there are rumors going around that she's a Sith! What's a Padawan to do? In times when he feels more alone than ever, Victor will have to trust the ways of the Force and his friends if he's going to survive year two in this all-new chapter in the Jedi Academy series.