Asterix Omnibus 6: Includes Asterix in Switzerland #16, The Mansions of the Gods #17, and Asterix and the Laurel Wreath #18

What’s better than an Asterix story? Three popular tales in just one volume! Asterix and Obelix travel to Helvetia for a rare flower in Asterix in Switzerland. In The Mansions of the Gods, our heroes’ humble village is endangered . . . by a trendy Roman architect. Then it’s off to Rome, where Asterix and Obelix must steal one of Caesar’s most prized possessions in Asterix and the Laurel Wreath!

 

Asterix Omnibus 4: Includes Asterix the Legionary #10, Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield #11, and Asterix at the Olympic Games #12

Asterix’s millions of fans will want this great anthology, featuring three favorite stories. In Asterix the Legionary, Asterix and Obelix head to battle to rescue Tragicomix, whom the Romans have forcibly conscripted. The two find their friend…and cause a BIG commotion, too. It’s a race to the finish in Asterix and the Chieftain’s Shield as the Romans and the Gauls both try to track down a missing shield that Caesar needs for a triumphant ceremony. Can Asterix and his friends find it first? And Asterix and the Gauls go for the gold in Asterix at the Olympic Games–but their magic potion is banned! Can our heroes win without it?

Asterix Omnibus 5: Includes Asterix and the Cauldron #13, Asterix in Spain #14, and Asterix and the Roman Agent #15

Fans of Asterix, rejoice: here are three fabulous stories in one book! In Asterix and the Cauldron, Asterix and Obelix will try anything—even robbery—to replace some mysteriously missing money. Asterix in Spain features the daring rescue of Chief Huevos y Bacon’s son—but returning him to Spain is more than the Gauls have bargained for! And in Asterix and the Roman Agent, a sneaky spy named Tortuous Convolvulus tries to turn our heroes against each other!

Asterix Omnibus 3: Includes Asterix and the Big Fight #7, Asterix in Britain #8, and Asterix and the Normans #9

Three great Asterix titles in one!
 
In Asterix and the Big Fight, the Romans persuade a Gaulish chief to challenge Vitalstatistix to single combat–and everyone’s caught up in a battle to save their home. Asterix in Britain finds our hero and his friend Obelix rushing to the aid of a British village trying hold out against Roman invaders. But will bad English food, drink, and weather do the Gauls in first?  The Gauls face a Norman invasion in Asterix and the Normans. Can Asterix and his friends teach their enemies the meaning of fear?

Asterix Omnibus 2: Includes Asterix the Gladiator #4, Asterix and the Banquet #5, Asterix and Cleopatra #6

Three titles, one stupendous volume: here are the fourth, fifth, and sixth Asterix titles, all together! In Asterix the Gladiator, our hero has to save his friend Caconofix from getting thrown to the lions. Asterix and the Banquet offers a feast for readers as Asterix and Obelix sample delicacies on a cross-country tip. And in Asterix and Cleopatra, he and the Egyptian queen build a sumptuous palace for Caesar—and outwit the Roman Army, too.

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Hope and Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is designed to educate patients suffering from CFS/FM about their illnesses and to teach them coping skills that will improve their quality of life. And while the good news is that people who suffer from CFS/FM aren’t dying, the bad news is that it’s going to take a lot of time and effort to get better since there is no one specific treatment that works for everyone.

Some of the issues covered are:

  • Understanding the symptoms and how diagnoses are made
  • Causes of CFS/FM and common psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression
  • The role of stress and how to manage it
  • The connection between the mind and the body in coping with CFS/FM
  • The potential of medications, nutrition, and lifestyle changes
  • The role of complementary medications and dietary supplements in pain management
  • The value and limitations of alternative and complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage, homeopathy, and aromatherapy
  • Legal issues about how to deal with medical and legal problems that may arise if insurance benefits have been stopped

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
New York Times Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016
A Chicago Review of Books Best Nonfiction Book of 2016

From the Civil War to our combustible present, White Rage reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America–now in paperback with a new afterword by the author, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson.

As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as “black rage,” historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in The Washington Post suggesting that this was, instead, “white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,” she argued, “everyone had ignored the kindling.”

Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances towards full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate and relentless rollback of their gains. The end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with the Black Codes and Jim Crow; the Supreme Court’s landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South while taxpayer dollars financed segregated white private schools; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 triggered a coded but powerful response, the so-called Southern Strategy and the War on Drugs that disenfranchised millions of African Americans while propelling presidents Nixon and Reagan into the White House, and then the election of America’s first black President, led to the expression of white rage that has been as relentless as it has been brutal.

Carefully linking these and other historical flashpoints when social progress for African Americans was countered by deliberate and cleverly crafted opposition, Anderson pulls back the veil that has long covered actions made in the name of protecting democracy, fiscal responsibility, or protection against fraud, rendering visible the long lineage of white rage. Compelling and dramatic in the unimpeachable history it relates, White Rage will add an important new dimension to the national conversation about race in America.

Bloodline (Star Wars)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

“Unmissable . . . Bloodline’s tense politics, vivid new characters, and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the films.”Tordotcom

WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE
 
When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.
 
Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.
 
As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .

Praise for Bloodline
 
“[Claudia] Gray paints a much more complete galaxy than we often get to see on the big screen. . . . Knowing that Rian Johnson (writer, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII) had some creative input on the novel provides hope that we haven’t seen the last of all of these wonderful characters. . . . Star Wars: Bloodline isn’t just a great Star Wars book, or a great Leia book, or a great book; it’s a great introduction into the larger world of Star Wars in general.”ComicBookdotcom
 
Bloodline is a nonstop page-turner that grabs at heartstrings that you weren’t aware of and yanks down on every one of them. The story is loaded with context for The Force Awakens that plants the seeds for The First Order in perfectly haunting ways, and leaves the reader grasping for more details on newly discovered favorite characters.”Inverse