Best Ann Tyson books

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.

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.

Chinese Awakenings: Life Stories From The Unofficial China

James L Tyson Jr

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This evocative and fascinating book shows how, from muddy village crossroads to raucous city streets, Chinese exhilarated by new dreams are shaping the future of their nation. Over the course of five years spent as China correspondents for the Christian Science Monitor, James and Ann Tyson dodged government surveillance and sought out the life stories of Chinese throughout the country—in the yak-hair tents of Tibetan nomads, the cramped Shanghai garret of China's most courageous dissident, the seaside mansion of a multimillionaire, and the tiny sheet-metal workshop of a peasant migrant. Allowing the Chinese to speak for themselves, the Tysons have written a book unique among Western studies of China for painting in vivid detail a firsthand portrait of a broad spectrum of Chinese.Through these diverse voices, the Tysons reveal how, with economic reform weakening the grip of the state over everyday life, the people of China are taking the future into their own hands. The initiative for change is coming increasingly from below, as millions of Chinese pursuing their own dreams propel reform far beyond the Communist Party's original intent. Chinese Awakenings provides an intimate understanding of the feelings, aspirations, and workaday lives of ordinary Chinese. It offers the crucial insight into grassroots society that is essential for discerning what lies ahead for China's 1.2 billion people.

American Spartan: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant 1St edition by Tyson, Ann Scott (2014) Hardcover

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An Interview with Harry the Tarantula

Leigh Ann Tyson

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An Interview with Harry the Tarantula (HC)

An Interview with Harry the Tarantula by Tyson, Leigh Ann (2003) Hardcover

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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.

The Flower Arrangement

Ella Griffin

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Drawing together a delightful cast of characters, Ella Griffin brings her warmth, wit and wisdom to this captivating tale of the connections that bring us all together.
 
Every bouquet tells a story. And every story begins at Blossom & Grow, a tiny flower shop in the heart of Dublin...
 
Among the buckets of fragrant blooms, beneath the flickering candles and lanterns, Lara works her magic, translating feelings into flower arrangements that change hearts and lives.
 
She is no stranger to the power of flowers herself. They gave her hope when she was a child who lost a mother, and, again when she was a mother who lost a child.
 
But old wounds take time to heal, and life has more heartbreak in store. What will it take for the woman who can unlock everybody else’s emotions to open up her own heart?

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Black Wings IV - More Tales of Lovecraftian Horror

W. H. Pugmire

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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.