Dick Couch offers a fascinating inside look at the mentally and physically grueling education of the Army Special Forces—a vivid portrait of the process that forges America's most versatile and valuable fighting force.
In Theodore Dreiser's classic portrait of the dark side of the American dream, Clyde Griffiths finds his social-climbing aspirations and love for a rich and beautiful debutante threatened when his lower-class pregnant girlfriend gives him an ultimatum.
A savage but often comic indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Charles Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
It's the classic adventure of a madman: the "renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha." He attacks windmills, believes a peasant girl to be a lady, and fancies that he is a knight-errant, dedicated to righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in distress.
The stunning conclusion to the far-future adventure that began in Pandora's Star finds the fractious Commonwealth caught between two deadly enemies. This will be humanity's finest hour—or its last gasp.