Best Ann Tyson books

Cosmos

Carl Sagan

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Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann Druyan, full color illustrations, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.

Praise for Cosmos
 
“Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”Newsday
 
“Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”The Miami Herald
 
“Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”Cosmopolitan
 
“Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”The New York Times Book Review

Good Night, Little Dragons (Little Golden Book)

Leigh Ann Tyson

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What do little dragons do before going to bed? They brush their fangs, take a bath, and breathe fire, of course! This original Little Golden Book follows three small dragons through a funny-yet-familiar bedtime routine that kids ages 2-5 are sure to enjoy.

American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant

Ann Scott Tyson

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Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent.

Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America’s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq training indigenous fighters, Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans’ trust and transform them into a reliable ally with whom we could defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. The military's top brass, including General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, approved, and Gant was tasked with implementing his controversial strategy.

Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Tyson soon came to share Gant’s vision, so she accompanied him to Afghanistan, risking her life to embed with the tribes and chronicle their experience. And then they fell in love.

Illustrated with dozens of photographs, American Spartan is their remarkable story—one of the most riveting, emotional narratives of wartime ever published.

A White Man's Woman

Malvin Ann Williams-Tyson

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In the late 1950s...Georgia.... This book is a compelling story of a young black woman expected to accept horrific victimization as a part of the existing culture, without anyone speaking a word in her defense. After falling victim to unspeakable crimes at the hands of prejudice she was labeled as a White Man's Woman, considered property instead of a mere human being. This book will raise issues that have been ignored for decades. Georgie Mae Lang remained blissfully unaware of the danger...but somehow felt her number was coming!

An Interview with Harry the Tarantula

Leigh Ann Tyson

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An Interview with Harry the Tarantula (HC)

Where Is Silly Bear? (He's Super!) A Children's Rhyming Picture Book, Baby Books to First Readers

Ann Tyson

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#1 Best Seller. A fun, interactive short story you’ll enjoy with your toddler. Packed with 30 gorgeous illustrations with simple, clever rhyme, Silly Bear is a perfect bedtime story, and is bound to become a favorite.

Over 100 5star Customer Reviews - here are some excerpts:

“Some of the best illustrations I have seen in a children's book…"
“A delightfully illustrated fun book for little ones and the rhyming is bound to engage when they start reading for themselves."
"Silly Bear made my grandson laugh out loud and clap his hands in glee."
"My 5 year old was excited that she could read it to me. She loved it!"
“This is one of those books your kids will want you to read over and over again and you'll actually enjoy doing it."
“It's a great learning tool as well as being lots of fun."

The large, funny and colorful illustrations bring this clever story to life on a tablet.
Lyrical rhythm and clever rhyme is guaranteed to captivate your child's intrigue.
Simple words make this an ideal 'learn to read' book for young school children.

Grab the special bonus of some of the pages for your little one to color in - even if you don't buy the book!

An entertaining way for learning the basic concepts of opposites within a fun adventure that will keep your toddler guessing the next page.

Black Wings IV - More Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

W. H. Pugmire

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SYNOPSIS

This fourth instalment of S. T. Joshi s acclaimed Black Wings series features seventeen stories that continue to elaborate upon the conceptions, motifs, and imagery of H. P. Lovecraft, the most influential writer of weird fiction of the past hundred years. One of Lovecraft s favourite themes was the tale of archaeological horror, where venturesome explorers unearth hideous secrets of the ancient past that cast a baleful light on the fragility of our own existence. In this volume, a major new novella by the award-winning novelist and poet Fred Chappell, Artifact, treats this theme with his customary panache and subtlety, while other writers such as Richard Gavin, Lois H. Gresh, Ann K. Schwader, and Donald Tyson broach the same theme in their own distinctive and diverse ways.

The cosmicism that was at the core of Lovecraft s vision finds vivid realisation in stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Cody Goodfellow, and Melanie Tem. John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey have co-written a vivid novelette fusing horror and science fiction, while Will Murray s tale of governmental espionage leads to a conclusion that bodes ill for the fate of the human race.

Lovecraft was skilled at evoking the terrors inherent in the history and topography of his native New England, and several writers in this volume notably W. H. Pugmire and Jonathan Thomas do the same. Jason V Brock finds Lovecraftian terror in Prague, just as Gary Fry locates it in the British countryside.

Lovecraft s patented motif of the forbidden book that reveals secrets too horrible to contemplate is the focus of Darrell Schweitzer s story of what can be found in an out-of-the-way bookstore, while stories by Simon Strantzas and Stephen Woodworth elaborate on the Lovecraftian themes of immortal gods and of dreams that reveal unwelcome truths about ourselves. The book s final contribution, by Charles Lovecraft, is nothing less than a recasting of Lovecraft s early tale The Lurking Fear in a cycle of twelve sonnets.

Black Wings IV shows that H. P. Lovecraft continues to inspire some of today s leading writers of weird fiction.

Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume Six)

S. T. Joshi

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Volume 6 in the successful and critically acclaimed series of Lovecraftian horror anthologies by the most prominent acolytes of the horror master.

Twenty-two new short stories in the tradition of the famed writer H. P. Lovecraft, produced by a lineup of authors considered to be among his most skilled and dedicated acolytes. Authors include Caitlin R. Kiernan, William F. Nolan (creator of Logan's Run), Steve Rasnic Tem, Darrell Schweitzer, and Nancy Kilpatrick, and the stories range from books that represent the psychology of fear, hidden worlds that exist "around the corner" from our own, or a Lovecraftian take on the locked-room crime story. Black Wings of Cthulhu 6 proved once again that the contemporary writers of weird fiction find endless inspiration in the works of the 20th century master.

Practical Debugging in Java

Ann Ford

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Java/Visual J++-Introductory, Java-Intro to Programming, and Java-Programming for Business/Technology/Engineers.Written for beginning and intermediate programmers in Java, this text is the manifestation of the idea that students will become competent in programming much more quickly if they learn debugging skills early on. It serves as a handy companion in the computer lab for quick reference when writing and debugging Java programs, and contains a series of examples of common syntax and semantic errors-and how they can be detected and corrected.

Born Again in a Biker Bar: A Memoir

Charisse Ann Tyson

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Born Again in a Biker Bar depicts the story of a raging codependent and her alcoholic husband. It is centered in famous Johnny’s Bar & Grill in Hollister, California. Johnny’s is the bar depicted in the 1953 movie The Wild One featuring Marlon Brando. When Charisse purchased Johnny’s in January of 1996, she had no idea of its fame or place in history. She did however know that her husband was an alcoholic. Within a few months of the purchase, Tommy quit his well-paying job and took his drinking to a whole new level. The deterioration of his health and their marriage was the result. On the brink of divorce, Charisse found herself at an Al-Anon meeting. Standing in a room surrounded by her peers she said the life changing words, “Hello, my name is Charisse and I’m a codependent.” Embracing the Christian roots that she had all but abandoned, she went on an odyssey of self-examination. Her acceptance of the part she played in her dysfunctional life led to her recovery, and eventually to her husbands. Charisse and her husband have been together for more than twenty six years and Tommy just celebrated ten years of sobriety. Born Again in a Biker received the Bronze Medal in the 2015 Living Now Books Awards in the Inspirational Memoir category. Living Now recognizes the year’s best books for better living. If you are in a codependent relationship, help and healing is available in the pages of this book.