Make mine a Marine: "Subject: Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ryan. Mission: Keep things professional...no matter how hard--or hot--it gets! Matt Ryan wants to settle down to a peaceful life as a helicopter instructor at the local base. When he meets free-spirited antiques dealer Chelly Richardson and finds out she's homeless, well, he has to help. But her living in his pool house means the wild-at-heart woman who is stealing his dreams each night is just a bit too close...Chelly is determined to pay back the man who helped her during one of the toughest points in her life. She will also save the straitlaced Marine from the disaster that is her by keeping her hands off his hot, hot body. But the more she tries to stay away, the more fate seems to shove them together"--Publisher
White-water rafting guide Liam Magee is a cowboy at heart--happy to return to his country roots at Thunder Mountain Ranch for his foster brother's wedding. And when Hope Caldwell shows up as a guest...well, the occasion just got more interesting. She's started looking at Liam like he's one ride she couldn't possibly resist, so why is she holding back? Hope can't keep her eyes (and her sexy thoughts) from the hotness that is Liam. She'll never let herself believe in love and happy endings--she learned that lesson the hard way--but maybe she can have a little fun while she's on vacation. After all, there's only so much trouble one cowboy can cause in a week...especially once the sun sets!"--Publisher
Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as coleader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the twentieth century, a global icon of radical change. Yet just months earlier, this same Lev Trotsky was a nobody, a refugee expelled from Europe, writing obscure pamphlets and speeches, barely noticed outside a small circle of fellow travelers. Where had he come from to topple Russia and change the world? Where else? New York City. Between January and March 1917, Trotsky found refuge in the United States. America had kept itself out of the European Great War, leaving New York the freest city on earth. During his time there -- just over ten weeks -- Trotsky immersed himself in the local scene. He settled his family in the Bronx, edited a radical left wing tabloid in Greenwich Village, sampled the lifestyle, and plunged headlong into local politics. His clashes with leading New York socialists over the question of US entry into World War I would reshape the American left for the next fifty years.