Diversion Books

Diversion Books
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An independent publisher with a focus on general interest non-fiction.
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    The gutsiest New York Knicks team in history is celebrated in this eyewitness account of the 1969–70 season, featuring Willis Reed, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Bill Bradley, and the rest of the Big Apple’s hardwood heroes from nearly forty years ago.In their long and storied NBA history, the New York Knicks have won only two league championships—1970 and 1973. And that original 1970 group of champions remains the team that time won’t forget. Why? Well, super-fan Mike Shatzkin knows why. He was there—at every home game at Madison Square Garden and watching telecasts or attending games on the road. His classic account of that season, first published in 1970, follows an eighteen-game winning streak, a full season for the ages, an incredible playoff run, and the ultimate glory—including a moment of basketball valor still unmatched in NBA history—that Knicks fans still relish today. He interviewed players, coaches, broadcasters, and fans. In his colorful, exciting account he speaks with and covers the heroic Willis Reed, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, coach Red Holzman, John Warren, Donnie May, Bob Wolff, Darrall Imhoff, Bill Bradley, and others. When the Knicks Became Champs is sports nostalgia at its finest, and it’s told right from courtside.
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    Bestselling author Jane Bonander delights with enchanting historical romances set on the Scottish borderlands, perfect for fans of Paula Quinn and Karen Marie Moning.“Bonander writes with an easy style that brings her characters and timeframe to vivid, entertaining life.” —RT Book ReviewsRobbie Fleming is out of options.When Robbie Fleming is evicted from her Edinburgh rooming house, she fears she’ll have to live on the street. Penniless, orphaned, and on poor terms with her only relative—her fraternal twin sister, Birdie—Robbie has nowhere to go.But then she receives a letter from Gavin Eliot, the man she has pined for since she was a girl. Although Gavin (and every other male within miles) seemed head over heels in love with flirty and vivacious Birdie, his letter holds a surprise: He wants to marry Robbie. Thrilled by the proposal and her change of luck, Robbie accepts, landing on his doorstep with little more than the clothes on her back.Gavin Eliot has his head in the clouds.When Robbie shows up at his borderlands manor, Gavin’s astonished to realize that he’s just unwittingly proposed to the wrong sister. But with Robbie in need of a home and Gavin honor-bound to his word, they find themselves headed to the altar. Will Robbie’s heart heal from the betrayal? And can Gavin learn to love the last woman he ever expected to marry?
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    «Powerful…harrowing…[Raine Cantrell] has pulled out all the stops!» —Katherine Deauxville, author of Blood Red RosesBound by promise, torn by betrayal.Matched to a child from an enemy clan, Dhu Micheil, the Black Laird of Clan Gunn, has no intention of settling down with his promised bride—nor any woman, for that matter. Consumed with lust for revenge against Clan MacKay for the unforgivable pain wrought upon his younger sister, Micheil’s plans for his promised bride may be, by far, the cruelest fate to fall upon her.Seana nic Mackay, torn from her family without knowing why, has lived the life of a hostage in the territory of Clan Gunn since she was a child. Locked away in an abbey, waiting for a man who would not have her, Seana longs for but a taste of freedom, cursing the name of the man that will forever keep it just out of her reach: Micheil.But when Seana, free for a single day to attend a fair, crosses paths unknowingly with the man sworn to be her ruin, neither can resist the other’s pull. Micheil steals her first kiss. Seana steals his heart. Can Micheil go through with the plans he swore to his father and clan he’d put into motion? Or will Seana be a casualty of a war she had no say in?
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    “I Claim, I Hold.”No one keeps the Clan Gunn motto closer to his heart than its war chief, Jamie Gunn. Willing to keep the tenuous peace between clans by any means necessary, he would lay down his life for his family. So when word arrives that his aunt Ailis has been kidnapped for hiding a woman in her abbey, he takes to his steed at once. Lady Gilliane de Verrill came to the abbey seeking refuge from Guy de Orbrec, the cruel Norman despot who stole her hand in marriage on her father’s deathbed. When her only source of protection turns away Orbrec’s men and is kidnapped, Lady Gilliane knows there is only one thing she can do. Bearing responsibility for Ailis’ life on her shoulders, she rides off to seek help, with Orbrec’s men hot on her heels. When the two meet by chance in the woods, they encounter in each others eyes more danger than even Guy de Orbrec could provide. Will Jamie, struck by the beauty and kindness of this mysterious woman responsible for his aunt’s disappearance, risk his all for someone he barely knows? Can Lady Gilliane, taken by this hero seemingly lifted directly from her father’s fairy tales, look past his wild nature to the gentle man within? With a life on the line and Gilliane’s freedom at stake, their blossoming love could be their very destruction.
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    Longevity, continuity, eternity. This is what Meredith of Cambria’s ring symbolized, but all she sees ahead of her is destruction. Last of her line and a trained druid, Meredith cannot afford to let her feelings get in the way of her mission. She must stop Owain ap Madog before he uses her powers for evil. If only her gift did not forbid her from killing. Now, the gentle face of Davey of Clan Gunn, the cherished youngest brother of his clan, whom she saved once from dire illness, is the only person her visions have shown her delivering the fatal blow that would end her sorrows.Davey has known Meredith for what feels like his entire life. Born with the power of sight similar to her own, he has seen her face countless times in his dreams. He knows her. He adores her. But with a nature so secret, he can’t trust her.On a journey fraught with danger, can Meredith resist falling for the man she knows she cannot have? Would Davey be willing to kill for the woman of his dreams?
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    “The world Ellen Gilchrist unfolds in her vivid new story collection is rich with intimate exchanges between finely etched characters.” —The New York Times Book Review Ellen Gilchrist proves herself once again to be a master of the intertwining tale in this collection of stories following the lives of different members of a Mississippi social elite, humorously nicknamed “The Cabal.” In the novella that inspired the collection’s title, the most powerful person in a room is the one who has been trusted with all of its secrets. This has made psychotherapist, Jim Jaspers’, recent bizarre behavior not just worrying, but terrifying to Jackson, Mississippi’s intellectual elite and what Caroline’s best friend Augustus calls “the cabal”. The best psychotherapist for miles, Jim knows everyone’s darkest truths, and, addled after the death of his patient, Jean Lyles, he’ll tell anyone who will listen.The secret inner lives that put an entire community on the hunt for one man in “The Cabal” are deliciously and at times humorously explored in “The Sanguine Blood of Men”, “Hearts of Dixie”, “The Survival of the Fittest”, “Bare Ruined Choirs” and “The Big Clean Up”. With a bold cast of characters and surprises at every turn, this is an absolute must-read for fans of Southern literature. Gilchrist has uncanny ability to blend salacious plots with endearing characters.
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    “Gilchrist's youthful enthusiasm for her heroine is evident throughout this appealing short novel, which should interest both adult and young adult readers.” —Starr E. Smith, Library JournalBorn into slavery, but taken on as an apprentice to the gentle genius Philokrates as a child, Auria has only known a life of wonder and kindness. A fount of knowledge and philosophy, Philokrates has spent the last few years teaching Auria all that he can about healing, nature, politics, geography and human nature.If only he had more time.When Philokrates succumbs to old age and passes away, Auria's devastation is all-encompassing. Alone in the world, more aware than ever that she is a slave and fated to a life of servitude, she refuses to leave her deceased mentor's side. But when she is called to help deliver a neighboring woman's child and discovers that, fifth in a line of only daughters, the baby is to be abandoned, Auria begins a journey that will change her life forever.Rescuing the girl, Auria leaves her town forever, determined to raise her on her own, and discovers a rebellion whose mission is to end slavery in Greece once and for all. Having found her own freedom, will Auria risk all that she has gained to free others?
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    When a man on the run finds himself at the business end of Sarah Westfall’s rifle, it could mean the end of his life…or the end of his lonely days.Sarah Ann Westfall survived a marriage made of rosy bowers that quickly slid into hell. After her husband’s untimely death, faced with a life of freedom for the very first time, she vowed never to rely on a man again. A widow willing to do whatever it takes to survive on her own, Sarah never lets fear eclipse her independence. Rio Santee, a half-Apache outlaw on the run traveling with his two young sons, isn't used to depending on the kindness of others. Determined to get his boys to safety, he breaks into what he thinks is a poorly guarded home. Unfortunately for Rio, his desperation puts him directly within Sarah’s line of fire. What begins as a heated fight between Rio and Sarah, both fearing for their lives, becomes an invitation to stay the moment Sarah sees Rio’s two sons, exhausted from their harrowing journey.Taken aback by her strength and tenderheartedness, Rio’s unsure which danger is worse: the men after his life, or the woman slowly making her way into his heart.
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    The long and secret effort to track down Osama bin Laden has been called the biggest, costliest manhunt in history. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post, this reconstruction- compiled from reporting from more than two-dozen Washington Post correspondents and staffers from over more than 15 years- traces the hunt from its beginnings in 1997, during the Clinton administration.THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN is a behind-the-scenes narrative that reveals the fourteen-year, billion-dollar effort that brought the hunt to a swift and conclusive end, including:  The numerous times CIA agents had bin Laden in their crosshairs prior to 9/11, only to have missions canceled at the last moment.  Vivid details of bin Laden’s behavior in the wake of the attacks on September 11th.  The myriad of ways he evaded detection in his years on the lam, including his narrow escape from the caves and tunnels of Tora Bora.  How the war in Iraq drained resources and diverted the spotlight from the hunt, turning the mission to kill or capture bin Laden into a back-burner operation and political liability for the Bush administration.  It wasn't until the Iraq war began to wind down that the search gained its endgame momentum, the Post shows, reclassified as a highest priority again by a new president.  How increasingly punishing drone attacks, interrogations of captured al Qaeda operatives, and an ever-expanding network of informants finally began to yield a trail that led to bin Laden’s courier, a cell phone interception, and ultimately, bin Laden.
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    Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.From ghost stories to spine-chilling mysteries, the horror genre is perfect reading for the Halloween season and year-round. Including Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Robert Louis Stevenson's THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, and Bram Stoker's DRACULA, these terrifying tales will stay with you long after they're finished.
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    Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.The stories of Edgar Allan Poe have long fascinated fans of both horror and suspense. This anthology showcases the tales that have captivated audiences and inspired countless adaptations. Including beloved stories like “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Cask of Amontillado,” this collection is a must-own for fans of Edgar Allan Poe.
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    From Dan Newman, the author of The Clearing and The Journalist, comes a novella that takes readers, shaking and terrified, back into the jungles of the Caribbean. Nate Mason sits in the office of a therapist, unable to move past the trauma he lived through on St. Lucia. Gently she wheedles another, similar story out of him, a story that serves as a screen for his own unspeakable memories. The tale of a girl named Jessie and her father, two ex-pats who had taken up residence on the isle. Their Jeep gets stuck in a rut, too late in the day and far from home, and both Jessie and her father must contend with the demons of the island, both real and imagined, over the course of one horrifying night. “The Clearing is a dark and atmospheric psychological thriller, full of intrigue, terror and superstition, which examines our deep fear of the unknown.” —Gumshoe Reviews
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    A decorated soldier. A pioneering scientist. A bestselling novelist. A beloved world leader.To remember a year is to remember those remarkable people the world lost, and to acknowledge their legacies. In 21 LIVES, ?the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post collects a selection of its most resonant obituaries from 2013 into one compilation. It commemorates lives of people both as globally renowned as Nelson Mandela and Chinua Achebe, as noteworthy in their fields as Esther Williams and Virginia Johnson, and as colorful as Gussie Moran and Josh Burdette. It acknowledges both the loved and the feared, spanning a lifetime of experiences and memories, and it precisely captures the human scale of how the world changed in 2013.
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    Bryce Harper’s unprecedented ascent to the major leagues, from a 17-year-old first overall draft pick to a headline-creating, 19-year-old rookie center fielder for the Washington Nationals, dropped him into the middle of the best season of D.C. baseball since the Great Depression. Washington Post sports reporters chronicled each moment on and off the field, from his first press conference in Washington, to watching him wash dishes after dinner at his parents’ house, to his debut at Dodger Stadium. Nowhere was his journey detailed better than in these collected stories from the Post.No one had ever seen a player like Bryce Harper before, and perhaps never had a rookie lived up so completely to his billing. This newly updated e-book from The Washington Post has the stories, the photos and the jaw-dropping achievements as covered by The Post, whose sports journalists have been there for the entire ride. Get your story of a legend today.
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    The founder and CEO of Rapid Realty, New York City’s largest rental-based real estate brokerage, shares his story, his advice, and his tips for building a successful career in the ever-growing and lucrative world of real estate.Anthony Lolli got his real estate license at age nineteen. By twenty-three, he was a millionaire and the head of a swiftly growing company that would become one of the largest real estate brokerages in New York and a national franchise sensation. Now, he’s sharing the secrets behind his success. Filled with insights into Lolli’s inspirational rags-to-riches rise to the top and bursting with practical advice for real estate newcomers and veterans alike, The Heart of the Deal is essential reading for anyone with big dreams and the drive to make them come true. Learn how to set smart goals, negotiate like a pro, analyze properties and neighborhoods, overcome objections, and much more. Whether you want to become a top-performing broker or a savvy property investor, or simply master real estate management tactics designed to help you achieve your financial goals, Lolli’s grounded guidance will put you on the right path. Most importantly, The Heart of the Deal will teach you how to utilize all of these strategies to build a lucrative career without sacrificing your humanity in the process. At all times, Lolli keeps one central premise in mind: that the heart of every deal isn’t money—it’s people.
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    Best-selling author of Thinking in New Boxes and Fellow in a $5 billion international consulting firm, BCG, Luc de Brabandere shares the secrets to change that are not just vital to businesses, but life itself.
    Throughout history, human beings have adapted to improve their lives and shape the world as we know it. But as the world changes, so must our perception of it—even what we create.
    Using approachable, witty, and engaging examples from philosophy, science, technology and linguistics, Luc de Brabandere explores the dangers, both in business and in life, of relying on habit and repetition. Behaviors that work for us one day may not the next. To truly move forward, we must not just embrace what works, but constantly explore what could work better.
    This constant exploration is what drives change, inspires creativity, and fosters dynamic strategy in all facets of life, especially business, where innovation and out-of-the-box thinking has led and will lead to humankind’s greatest tomorrows.
    Both a clever and eye-opening guide and an invaluable vault of knowledge, The Forgotten Half of Change provides tools for strategic management that adapt to the test of time.
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    How far would you go to save your life and your world? After a nasty divorce, single mother Joanne Lessing finally has her life together, and she’s made a name for herself as a photographer. Then, while on assignment, she witnesses a hit and run. Property damage only. No big deal, she thinks. So she does the right thing—calls the cops. Joanne is dismayed when FBI agents arrive with the local detective. They admit the hit and run driver was a mob killer fleeing the scene of his latest hit. Joanne is relieved to find she can’t really identify the hit man. But when she sees the killer again while on another assignment, she takes his picture and finds her new life and her son’s future threatened. Caught between the Mob and the FBI, she’s on her own…
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    Two legendary masters of science fiction and fantasy come together in this landmark anthology, filled with gems from the Weird Tales era and beyond.
    During the weird fiction boom that gave birth to H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon and Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore produced some of the most enduring pieces of speculative fiction in the genre’s history: the sagas of Jirel of Joiry, Northwest Smith of Earth, Galloway Gallegher, and more. Working closely, Kuttner and Moore became a husband and wife team whose work appeared in everything from television and print to the Cthulhu mythos.
    Both Moore and Kuttner have a legacy that is as acclaimed as it is widely read: Moore received a World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement by the SFWA while Ray Bradbury called Kuttner a “neglected master.” Now, for the first time, some of their best work is collected in one anthology, including “Black God’s Kiss,” “Shambleau,” “Graveyard Rats,” “Mimsy Were the Borogoves,” and “The Proud Robot.”
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    Saving the world won't happen on the silver screen. In our fragile ecosystem, climate change is swiftly becoming the defining issue of how to prepare—and protect—the earth for the future. The climate change debate raged on in America in 2015, but the facts and the science now show irrefutably that our world is rapidly changing, and that irreparable damage has already begun. From rising sea levels to the spread of disease-carrying insects, from disappearing glaciers to the hottest temperatures ever recorded, climate change as a direct result of human beings’ actions affects everyone, and for many it is a matter of life or death.But progress is being made—with an historic United Nations meeting in Paris, with pledges by over one hundred countries to reduce emissions, with simple awareness. While many changes cannot be undone, great strides can still be made to stabilize regions most likely to be affected by climate change over the course of future generations.The Washington Post tackles this issue in vivid detail, profiling those who are at the forefront of the climate change debate—and those who are in the field, promoting the causes and doing the science that both warns and advocates for a safer tomorrow, for the earth and all its inhabitants.
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    Grab your passport for a journey to the Deadlands and its collection of world-changing stories.
    Meet a young man with the power to destroy the world. Then walk among the living darkness of Purgatory Alley with a boy who was born without a shadow. Sneak into a cemetery with a twelve-year-old girl who gets paid to raise the dead. Chase terrorists in a steampunk future. Join a young hunter as he searches for a pair of vampires. Discover the lost secrets of Camelot beneath the waters of Loch Ness. And join a pair of dragons who police all manner of mythical creatures in London.
    Drawing on Bill Blume's inexhaustible wit and polished worldbuilding skill, these twelve tales of the fantastic will take you to the edge of imagination.
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