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Retirement by Design PDF Book By Ida Abbott

Retirement by Design

  • Author: Ida Abbott
  • ISBN Code: : 1646040589
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 105 Readers
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Find out how harnessing the powerful business principles of design thinking can make retirement your best chapter in life. There is no one right time or way to retire. Retirement is a major life transition; but if you spend the time designing a future filled with promise and possibilities, the prospect can be utterly exciting and revitalizing. In Retirement by Design, professional mentor and coach Ida Abbott shows you how the innovative business principles behind design thinking can be applied to plan a rich, fulfilling, and more meaningful retirement. Her guided workbook uses a business-like approach to leaving business, making your switch much smoother and less jolting. Whether you’re considering a new place to settle down, working through financial planning, strategizing how to unwind a business, or deciding on which organizations you want to stay engaged with, making critical decisions takes a lot of organization, thought, and planning. Abbott shows how the five principles of design thinking will revolutionize your retirement-planning process: Empathy: Get inside the shoes of your future self. What will be important to that version of you? Define: Hone in on what is and will be most critical for you to focus on (whether it’s volunteering, family, activities, or skills). Ideate: Draw, scribble, brainstorm, and throw around as many different retirement scenarios as you can come up with. Prototype: If retiring across the country in Arizona sounds perfect—try it out first. Come up with opportunities to test out your scenarios with short trips and trial time off. Test: This is the fun part—get back to the drawing board and try more retirement scenarios (and future versions of yourself) before sitting down to make those life-changing decisions. The new and innovative, self-coaching approach of Retirement by Design helps you spearhead and navigate a major next step in life. Whether your retirement is 10 years away or swiftly approaching, this workbook ensures you will create a future that is perfectly tailored to you.

Mr. November PDF Book By Lori Foster

Mr. November

  • Author: Lori Foster
  • ISBN Code: : 9781426887390
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 535 Readers
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SHE NEEDED HIM FOR A GOOD CAUSE Amanda Barker had to have firefighter Josh Marshall. With his sexy body, killer smile and incredible reputation as a lady's man, he'd sell a million of her fund-raising calendars. But Josh wasn't cooperating, and he wasn't playing fair… HE NEEDED HER FOR…OTHER GOOD THINGS If there was one thing Josh knew, it was that where there's smoke there's fire. And Ms. Amanda Barker was smokin'. Over and over, he'd refused her requests to pose for a calendar, but she wouldn't take no for an answer. And neither would he when he laid out the rules: he'd agree to meet her needs, if she agreed to meet his…

Moments Together for Couples PDF Book By Dennis Rainey,Barbara Rainey

Moments Together for Couples

  • Author: Dennis Rainey,Barbara Rainey
  • ISBN Code: : 144126678X
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 835 Readers
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Take Time Out of Each Day to Relax and Grow Together In the midst of the stress and pressure of everyday life, Moments Together for Couples will give you and your mate a chance to pause, relax, and draw upon the strength of the Lord. This easy-to-use devotional helps you set aside anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes every day with your spouse to grow closer to God and closer to each other.

Mr. November & Riding the Storm PDF Book By Lori Foster,Brenda Jackson

Mr. November & Riding the Storm

  • Author: Lori Foster,Brenda Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 1488028435
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 820 Readers
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BARING IT ALL Amanda Barker needs to find a man with a killer body—not for herself, but to fill the role of Mr. November in her charity calendar. Firefighter Josh Marshall is perfect, but the notorious ladies’ man is a hard sell, and she’s forced to negotiate with the only collateral he’ll accept: a date with her! It’s hard to resist a man in a uniform…even more so when he’s out of one. Josh can’t quite decide how to handle the very persistent woman who comes barging into his changing room. Despite his constant refusals to pose for Amanda’s calendar, she won’t let up. If there’s one thing Josh knows, it’s that where there’s smoke there’s fire—but this could burn completely out of control… FREE BONUS BOOK INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME! Riding the Storm by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson Firefighter Storm Westmoreland can sweet-talk any woman into his bed—that is, until the too-hot-to-handle Jayla Cole leaves the legendary player craving more… Previously Published.

Heartbreakers PDF Book By Lori Foster

Heartbreakers

  • Author: Lori Foster
  • ISBN Code: : 1460347005
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 594 Readers
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Two classic tales of everyday heroes from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster Treat Her Right Gorgeous, statuesque fitness expert Wynn Lane can't help but fall for her sexy neighbor, paramedic Zack Granger, and his adorable daughter. But brash, outspoken Wynn is not Zack's idea of mommy material, even though she's making daddy's libido do flip-flops. Still, the laws of attraction rule—and Wynn is a force of nature all her own! Mr. November Creating a beefcake calendar for charity, Amanda Barker has found the perfect Mr. November, superbuff firefighter Josh Marshall. But the notorious ladies' man is a hard sell, and she's forced to negotiate with the only collateral he'll accept: a date with her! Josh knows where there's smoke, there's fire—but this could burn completely out of control…

The Third State PDF Book By Arthur Herzog,Arthur Herzog, III

The Third State

  • Author: Arthur Herzog,Arthur Herzog, III
  • ISBN Code: : 0595372279
  • Publisher : Arthur Herzog III
  • Page : 172 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 280 Readers
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Why was he in denial? What was it that he couldn't face? Something terrible had happened. He felt terrible. "It's nothing," he reassured himself. "Everything's okay." Still, he felt discombobulated as if his story didn't hang together, as if he failed to grasp a central theme, whatever that was. Something that made sense, seemed reasonable. "But, who were the DOAs?" And where was he? Police Detective Mike Boyle is called to the scene of an apparent double-homicide. As he waits for his partner, Detective Yvonne King, he has difficulty connecting to the circumstances he finds himself in. When Yvonne arrives, he discovers that he is not alone in his uncertainty. But he must press on through the fog of his confusion, in order to solve the most important case of his life.

Unholy Union PDF Book By Mike Aylwin

Unholy Union

  • Author: Mike Aylwin
  • ISBN Code: : 1472130677
  • Publisher : Constable
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 135 Readers
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What is the state of rugby? Is the game on the brink of expansion? Or is it on the brink of implosion? No game has undergone so traumatic a transformation since the turn of the century. The last of the major sports to embrace professionalism, rugby was propelled on a trajectory that has twisted its cumbersome frame to the limit in a drama compelling and appalling to behold. After a hundred years defying the future, rugby now shudders with the turmoil of its sudden leap into the modern world, attaining heights hitherto undreamed of, even as the strains - financial, political, social and medical - threaten to tear it apart. With a global focus (and a particular lens on Australasian and South African rugby), Unholy Union is a fascinating and in-depth analysis of the sport, examining the journey so far and speculating on where it will go next. It is irreverent and provocative, asking uncomfortable questions of rugby, but imbued throughout with affection for a game that integrates all human life, as beautiful as it is ugly, as in love with itself as it is terrified. Sports enter periods that make or break them. Rugby is in one now . . .

The Cowboy And The Calendar Girl PDF Book By Nancy Martin

The Cowboy And The Calendar Girl

  • Author: Nancy Martin
  • ISBN Code: : 1459264886
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 690 Readers
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Opposites Attract 100% PURE COWBOY?Ever since calendar publisher Carly Cortazzo had laid eyes on handsome Hank Fowler's photograph, she'd been dreaming about this rugged cowboy. So she finally headed out to the Black Hills of South Dakota to meet him. This tall, lean, mysterious rancher was even better in person. And after spending one-too-many nights held safely in his strong arms, Carly knew she'd found the man of her dreams…. Problem was, Hank wasn't quite who she thought he was. Unexpectedly, he'd fallen hard for the pretty, trusting romantic. But once he told her the truth, how could he convince her he was still the cowboy she wanted…forever? Can these opposites attract?

Rappaport Compleat PDF Book By Morris Lurie

Rappaport Compleat

  • Author: Morris Lurie
  • ISBN Code: : 1742984509
  • Publisher : Hybrid Publishers
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 949 Readers
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This ebook brings together two of Lurie's novels, the comic "Rappaport", which focused on a day in the life of a young Melbourne antique dealer and his immature friend, Friedlander, and "Rappaport's Revenge" where the characters, transplanted to London, were further chronicled. These are followed by several short stories: "Rappaport Lays an Egg", "The Death of Rappaport", "Dirty Friends", "Rappaport Dragged Over the Coals", "Rappaport Takes Lunch", and "Rappaport and Friedlander Meet in Heaven".

Civil Procedure in France PDF Book By Peter E. Herzog,Martha Weser,Columbia University

Civil Procedure in France

  • Author: Peter E. Herzog,Martha Weser,Columbia University
  • ISBN Code: : 9401762759
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 708 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 856 Readers
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Open Doors PDF Book By Gloria Goldreich

Open Doors

  • Author: Gloria Goldreich
  • ISBN Code: : 1459248155
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 195 Readers
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Family is complicated. Love isn't. Acclaimed artist Elaine Gordon can't believe her loving husband is gone. After a lifetime spent utterly devoted to her soul mate and their marriage, Elaine is now tetherless, faced with widowhood and all the decisions that come with it, not least of which is what to do with her rambling, now-empty family home. Anxious to console their mother in her time of grief, Elaine's four grown children urge her to put everything on hold and spend some healing time with them. But visiting each unique and complicated child opens Elaine's eyes to the fact that the children she raised have become adults she hardly knows: Sarah, who abandoned Western life for an orthodox enclave in Jerusalem; Lisa, Sarah's accomplished twin and polar opposite, who will do anything for a child of her own; Peter, trapped in a hollow marriage in California; and Denis, the youngest, who just wants Elaine to accept his gay lifestyle. As Elaine tries to bridge the physical and emotional miles, her eyes are opened to the startling truths of her own family, and what she must do to come to terms with her kids' lives—and a future that's completely, wonderfully…hers.

Family Focus a Therapist’s Tips for Happier Families PDF Book By Margie Ryerson MFT

Family Focus a Therapist’s Tips for Happier Families

  • Author: Margie Ryerson MFT
  • ISBN Code: : 1663219257
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 740 Readers
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Family Focus is a collection of real-life problems and solutions written by a long-time family therapist. Margie Ryerson is a licensed marriage and family therapist who brings examples from her private practice (with names and identifying features changed) to help illuminate exactly what others experience and how they can apply specific tools to help. She examines over seventy-five topics such as bullying, academic pressure, sibling rivalry, body image, and couple’s relationships. Family Focus provides the reader with ideas and insights, as well as much-needed encouragement, for improving children’s and family well-being.

Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres PDF Book By Catherine Brady

Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres

  • Author: Catherine Brady
  • ISBN Code: : 0262261960
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Page : 408 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 916 Readers
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The story of molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and her groundbreaking research on telomeres and what it reveals about the resourceful opportunism that characterizes the best scientific thinking. Molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn—one of Time magazine's 100 “Most Influential People in the World” in 2007—made headlines in 2004 when she was dismissed from the President's Council on Bioethics after objecting to the council's call for a moratorium on stem cell research and protesting the suppression of relevant scientific evidence in its final report. But it is Blackburn's groundbreaking work on telomeric DNA, which launched the field of telomere research, that will have the more profound and long-lasting effect on science and society. In this compelling biography, Catherine Brady tells the story of Elizabeth Blackburn's life and work and the emergence of a new field of scientific research on the specialized ends of chromosomes and the enzyme, telomerase, that extends them. In the early stages of telomere research, telomerase, heralded as a potential cure for cancer and diseases related to aging, attracted the voracious interest of biotech companies. The surrounding hype succeeded in confusing the role of telemorase in extending the life of a cell with a mechanism that might extend the lifespan of an entire organism. In Brady's hands, Blackburn's story reveals much about the tension between pure and applied science, the politicking that makes research science such a competitive field, and the resourceful opportunism that characterizes the best scientific thinking. Brady describes the science accessibly and compellingly. She explores Blackburn's struggle to break down barriers in an elite, male-dominated profession, her role as a mentor to other women scientists (many of whom have made their mark in telomere research), and the collaborative nature of scientific work. This book gives us a vivid portrait of an exceptional woman and a new understanding of the combination of curiosity, imaginative speculation, and aesthetic delight that powers scientific discovery.

A River Trilogy PDF Book By W. D. Wetherell

A River Trilogy

  • Author: W. D. Wetherell
  • ISBN Code: : 1510728252
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 668 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 497 Readers
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“Wetherell is a good fisherman, a better writer, and a most agreeable companion who has a deep feeling for the natural world in which his quarry swim” (Chicago Tribune). A River Trilogy combines three classic works on fly fishing by W. D. Wetherell. Contained here are some of Wetherell’s most poetic pieces, a combination of spontaneous journal entries, reflections on contemplative excursions, and outright fishing tales. The first book in the collection, Vermont River, is an elegy to the author’s love of fly fishing in his native Vermont. Selected by Trout magazine as one of the thirty finest works on fly fishing, Vermont River will move readers with its radiant descriptions of Wetherell’s beloved sport and region. In Upland Streams, Wetherell explores the meandering streams and crooked creeks that dot New England’s landscape, the mighty rivers that flow through the Southwest, and the crags and lochs that fill the countryside of Scotland. Conveyed with characteristic humor and introspection, Upland Streams chronicles moments of life lived close to nature in all its majesty. One River More, the final volume in the collection, begins as a traditional chronicle of trout fishing in Vermont and Montana. It quickly, however, becomes a rich exploration of some of the most essential human experiences: love of nature and love of family.

The First Inauguration PDF Book By Stephen Howard Browne

The First Inauguration

  • Author: Stephen Howard Browne
  • ISBN Code: : 0271088567
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 706 Readers
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“Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the fourteenth day of the present month.” With these words to the assembled members of the Senate and House of Representatives on April 30, 1789, George Washington inaugurated the American experiment. It was a momentous occasion and an immensely important moment for the nation. Never before had a people dared to invent a system of government quite like the one that Washington was preparing to lead, and the tensions between hope and skepticism ran high. In this book, distinguished scholar of early America Stephen Howard Browne chronicles the efforts of the first president of the United States of America to unite the nation through ceremony, celebrations, and oratory. The story follows Washington on his journey from Mount Vernon to the site of the inauguration in Manhattan, recounting the festivities—speeches, parades, dances, music, food, and flag-waving—that greeted the president-elect along the way. Considering the persuasive power of this procession, Browne captures in detail the pageantry, anxiety, and spirit of the nation to arrive at a more nuanced and richly textured perspective on what it took to launch the modern republican state. Compellingly written and artfully argued, The First Inauguration tells the story of the early republic—and of a president who, by his words and comportment, provides a model of leadership and democratic governance for today.

Only a Game PDF Book By Bill Littlefield

Only a Game

  • Author: Bill Littlefield
  • ISBN Code: : 0803215843
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Page : 158 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 988 Readers
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From baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett's untimely death, to pickup soccer games among misfit high-schoolers, to the most obscure nicknames and unusual mascots in college sports, this book collects memorable commentaries from Littlefield's popular NPR sports talk show, as well as many essays.

Once and Always Murder PDF Book By Jane Haddam,Orania Papazoglou

Once and Always Murder

  • Author: Jane Haddam,Orania Papazoglou
  • ISBN Code: : 1453293019
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 179 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 655 Readers
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Back in her hometown, McKenna quickly remembers why she left Waverly, Connecticut, has turned its back on most modern conveniences. It has no cinema, no strip malls, no supermarket. Groceries are nearly an hour’s drive away, along spotty two-lane roads that get blocked the moment snow starts to fall. True-crime writer Patience McKenna, on her way to Waverly for her wedding, remembers the roads well enough to navigate the patch ice. Her hometown feels lost in time, but on this trip, it will be anything but boring. Bloody, yes, but never dull. An old-money quarrel over a piece of land turns violent just a few days before her wedding. Members of McKenna’s family start dropping, and while the world may be better off without her crackpot relatives, Pay needs to clean up the mess. She wanted a white wedding—not one that’s blood red.

A Crowded Hour PDF Book By KEVIN ABING

A Crowded Hour

  • Author: KEVIN ABING
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Fonthill Media
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 514 Readers
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Need for Change PDF Book By Gamani Corea

Need for Change

  • Author: Gamani Corea
  • ISBN Code: : 148313699X
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 290 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 796 Readers
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Need for Change: Towards the New International Economic Order represents a selection of speeches given during the period 1974 to early 1980. The speeches are grouped in terms of broad phases or periods in the development of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) work. In most cases they are transcripts from oral presentations and are reproduced more or less as delivered. The volume is organized into five parts. Part I discusses the background against which the specific activities of UNCTAD were being fashioned. Part II presents a diagnosis of the weaknesses besetting the world economic system from the point of view of the developing countries. Part III sets out and explains specific proposals put forward by the UNCTAD secretariat as suitable curative measures. Part IV covers the case for comprehensive, interrelated reform of trading relations; details of the proposed new mechanisms tabled by the secretariat from time to time; and discussion of the characteristics of various individual commodities and their particular importance in the trade of the developing countries. Part V focuses on the role of UNCTAD in the UN system, which entails discussion of the structure of the system as a whole and examination of the nature of international economic negotiations, in both their substantive and procedural aspects.

The Substitute Bride PDF Book By Kathleen O'Brien

The Substitute Bride

  • Author: Kathleen O'Brien
  • ISBN Code: : 1940296366
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 174 Readers
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The Great Wedding Giveaway - Book 7 Once upon a time, Marly Akers had believed that, for better or worse, people made their own luck… Marly wonders how she could ever have believed it. Jilted and pregnant, she’s come back to Marietta with her tail between her legs, the blow to her ego huge as she begins working at her family’s small newspaper, the Copper Mountain Courier, and sharing a tiny apartment with her disapproving mom. Things can’t get any worse. Or maybe they can. Drake Everett, who secretly captured her teenaged heart and then publicly trampled on it, decides to make her re-acquaintance. Though Drake isn’t the sharp, funny, cocky, arrogant rich boy of yore. These days he seems sharp, funny… and supportive and decent, and Marly realizes she could fall for him all over again… if she listens to her heart. But what about her reporter’s head, which has sniffed out a story that paints Drake as the sweet talker she’s always known…?

Business Under Crisis Volume I PDF Book By Demetris Vrontis,Alkis Thrassou,Yaakov Weber,S. M. Riad Shams,Evangelos Tsoukatos,Leonidas Efthymiou

Business Under Crisis Volume I

  • Author: Demetris Vrontis,Alkis Thrassou,Yaakov Weber,S. M. Riad Shams,Evangelos Tsoukatos,Leonidas Efthymiou
  • ISBN Code: : 3030765679
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 273 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 122 Readers
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This book examines businesses under crisis conditions through a composition of contextual accounts. The Editors argue that crises are transformative, evolutionary and even revolutionary in the development of organizations, industries and markets. Moreover, crises reform the context in which organizations operate, including customers and their behaviour. As such, they need to be viewed as conduits to change, accelerators of evolution and catalysts of innovation in organizations. Emphasising the importance of ‘context’ and its complexities, the book argues that for crisis, as a concept and notion, context is crucial to any understanding of the meaning that should or could be attached to it. Drawing on different types of changes and crises that substantially affect business, including economic, technological, political, and environmental, chapters Bringing together scientific research and case studies on contextual transformations, the book provides a balanced selection of works across business disciplines, including management, strategy, marketing and finance as well as geographic regions, market types and industries. The book examines the context of crises, its indicators and triggers, and encompasses topics such as Artificial Intelligence, e-mobility, changes in consumption patterns, militancy and the impact of pandemics.

His Defiant Princess PDF Book By Kathleen O'Brien

His Defiant Princess

  • Author: Kathleen O'Brien
  • ISBN Code: : 1942240600
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 828 Readers
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Brenna Tinley has decided to move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, a fairy-tale kingdom just south of France in the Bay of Biscay to escape the recent tragedies in her personal life. The happiest summer she can remember was spent there, in the arms of a handsome, tender rascal who disappeared without a goodbye when Autumn came… As fate would have it, the Royal House of Vicenza has engaged Brenna Tinley to clear up a public relations mess. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for this small-town American girl, but there’s only one problem. Her new employer, HRH Prince Ronan, aka her mystery summer lover of long ago, seems determined to pick up where they left off. Can Brenna work in the royal palace and not end up with a brand new broken heart?

One Giant Leap PDF Book By Charles Fishman

One Giant Leap

  • Author: Charles Fishman
  • ISBN Code: : 1501106317
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 671 Readers
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The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience—with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than U.S. astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. More than fifty years later, One Giant Leap is the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises—from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today. Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women who had to solve 10,000 problems before astronauts could reach the Moon. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. One Giant Leap is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it—their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story, and the greatest adventure story, of the twentieth century.

The Craft of Information Visualization PDF Book By Benjamin B. Bederson,Ben Shneiderman

The Craft of Information Visualization

  • Author: Benjamin B. Bederson,Ben Shneiderman
  • ISBN Code: : 0080503284
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Computers
  • Reviews : 180 Readers
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Since the beginning of the computer age, researchers from many disciplines have sought to facilitate people's use of computers and to provide ways for scientists to make sense of the immense quantities of data coming out of them. One gainful result of these efforts has been the field of information visualization, whose technology is increasingly applied in scientific research, digital libraries, data mining, financial data analysis, market studies, manufacturing production control, and data discovery. This book collects 38 of the key papers on information visualization from a leading and prominent research lab, the University of Maryland’s Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL). Celebrating HCIL’s 20th anniversary, this book presents a coherent body of work from a respected community that has had many success stories with its research and commercial spin-offs. Each chapter contains an introduction specifically written for this volume by two leading HCI researchers, to describe the connections among those papers and reveal HCIL’s individual approach to developing innovations. *Presents key ideas, novel interfaces, and major applications of information visualization tools, embedded in inspirational prototypes. *Techniques can be widely applied in scientific research, digital libraries, data mining, financial data analysis, business market studies, manufacturing production control, drug discovery, and genomic studies. *Provides an "insider" view to the scientific process and evolution of innovation, as told by the researchers themselves. *This work comes from the prominent and high profile University of Maryland's Human Computer Interaction Lab

Already Guilty PDF Book By Tom Fowler

Already Guilty

  • Author: Tom Fowler
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Widening Gyre Media
  • Page : 284 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 947 Readers
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A murdered police officer. The thin blue line. One PI will take on the system to get justice. For someone who never got along well with the cops, C.T. Ferguson finds himself in a good place. His relationship with the Baltimore police is as solid as it's been. He and his detective cousin Rich are almost friends. Then the news comes in: Officer down. The police quickly arrest a suspect. C.T. wants nothing to do with the case. You can't always get what you want. When a vicious assault threatens his life, C.T. must figure out who really killed the murdered officer. It may cost him his improved relationship with Rich, not to mention his life, to find out. Already Guilty is the fourth novel in the riveting C.T. Ferguson mystery series. You'll love this crime novel because it shows the high price of having convictions.

The C.T. Ferguson Crime Novels PDF Book By Tom Fowler

The C.T. Ferguson Crime Novels

  • Author: Tom Fowler
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Widening Gyre Media
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 550 Readers
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A hacker turned PI delivers justice to a desperate city. This omnibus collects books 4-6 of the gripping C.T. Ferguson crime novels: Already Guilty, Daughters and Sons, and A March from Innocence. Though he started out as a reluctant detective, C.T. has grown into the job. He almost likes it. These three cases challenge him both personally and professionally in ways he never expected. Already Guilty (#4): C.T. is helping his cousin Rich celebrate a birthday when the news comes in: officer down. The police quickly arrest a suspect. They're convinced they have the right person in custody. C.T. isn't. And it might cost him his improved relationship with Rich, not to mention his life, to prove it. Daughters and Sons (#5): C.T. already has a case when he gets devastating personal news, leaving him shattered. He soon burns the candle at both ends. If C.T. is good enough and smart enough, he'll get justice for the living and the dead. If he's not, he won't live to see his upcoming thirtieth birthday. A March from Innocence (#6): A missing girl puts C.T. on a collision course with people who live in the Internet's darkest corners. The system designed to protect girls like Libby Parsons let her down. C.T. searches for her from the worst areas of Baltimore to the most rural parts of Maryland. Can C.T. take down the people responsible before any more lives are ruined—including his? If you like gripping mysteries, snappy dialogue, and cyber intrigue, you'll love this collection of three C.T. Ferguson crime novels.

His Christmas Princess PDF Book By Kathleen O'Brien

His Christmas Princess

  • Author: Kathleen O'Brien
  • ISBN Code: : 1947636480
  • Publisher : Tule Publishing
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 849 Readers
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Willow Arden adores her life as the coronation planner in the Vicenza palace. The tiny island kingdom is the perfect place to raise her baby daughter. But when Emory, the sexy heir to the throne and her almost lover, comes home after a year-long hiatus, her perfect life is shaken to its core. Emory’s spent his whole life putting Vicenza’s interests over his own. After taking a year off to live the kind of life he always wanted, he’s returned and he’s committed to the throne. But when Willow and Emory meet again, the attraction between them ignites, as white-hot and hopeless as ever. Emory can’t betray his commitments, and Willow must protect her heart at all costs. One way or another, one of them will lose everything.

The Old Garden PDF Book By Hwang Sok-yong

The Old Garden

  • Author: Hwang Sok-yong
  • ISBN Code: : 1609800389
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 207 Readers
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Political prisoner Hyun Woo is freed after eighteen years to find no trace of the world he knew. The friends with whom he shared utopianist dreams are gone. His Seoul is unrecognizably transformed and aggressively modernized. Yoon Hee, the woman he loved, died three years ago. A broken man, he drifts toward a small house in Kalmoe, where he and Yoon Hee once stole a few fleeting months of happiness while fleeing the authorities. In the company of her diaries, he relives and reviews his life, trying to find meaning in the revolutionary struggle that consumed their youth—a youth of great energy and optimism, victim to implacable history. Hyun Woo weighs the worth of his own life, spent in prison, and that of the strong-willed artist Yoon Hee, whose involvement in rebel groups took her to Berlin and the fall of the wall. With great poignancy, Hwang Sok-yong grapples with the immortal questions—the endurance of love, the price of a commitment to causes—while depicting a generation that sacrificed youth, liberty, and often life, for the dream of a better tomorrow.

The Great Rent Wars PDF Book By Robert M. Fogelson

The Great Rent Wars

  • Author: Robert M. Fogelson
  • ISBN Code: : 0300205589
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 200 Readers
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Written by one of the country's foremost urban historians, "The Great Rent Wars" tells the fascinating but little-known story of the battles between landlords and tenants in the nation's largest city from 1917 through 1929. These conflicts were triggered by the post-war housing shortage, which prompted landlords to raise rents, drove tenants to go on rent strikes, and spurred the state legislature, a conservative body dominated by upstate Republicans, to impose rent control in New York, a radical and unprecedented step that transformed landlord-tenant relations. "The Great Rent Wars" traces the tumultuous history of rent control in New York from its inception to its expiration as it unfolded in New York, Albany, and Washington, D.C. At the heart of this story are such memorable figures as Al Smith, Fiorello H. La Guardia, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, as well as a host of tenants, landlords, judges, and politicians who have long been forgotten. Fogelson also explores the heated debates over landlord-tenant law, housing policy, and other issues that are as controversial today as they were a century ago.

The Wonder Working Power of Imagination PDF Book By Neville

The Wonder Working Power of Imagination

  • Author: Neville
  • ISBN Code: : 1490761829
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Page : 792 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 730 Readers
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If one is looking for answers to the meaning of life and how to make a happier, richer existence (e.g., relationships, finances, health), then Nevilles teaching from personal experience, testimonies from students, and his amazing visions paralleling and explaining the mysteries of the Old and New Testament will answer those questions. Learn his techniques, unleash your power to create, believe in your imaginary acts, and no power in this world can stop the desired results from appearing in your world. Its the only creative power, one that everyone is operating moment to moment. Learning how to direct it deliberately is essential to producing loving, positive changes in ones life. These 1963 lectures also begin a nine-year odyssey of discovering the deepest meanings of six visions of the end that had unfolded in Neville (19591963). The visions are the signs that this long journey as limited man; the terrible opacity and contraction is over, that the purpose of human life has been completed; man has endured and overcome six thousand years of amnesia plus the fires of experience and has emerged victorious. Hes been transformed by his inner being (I Am or God) back into the divinity he truly is and always was.

The Springbok Captains PDF Book By Edward Griffiths

The Springbok Captains

  • Author: Edward Griffiths
  • ISBN Code: : 1868426718
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • Page : 300 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 323 Readers
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For more than a century, the Springbok captain has represented the pinnacle of rugby achievement in South Africa. In this revealing narrative, Edward Griffiths and Stephen Nell tell the stories of the elite group of men who have been able to call themselves ‘Springbok captain’, exploring their backgrounds, their triumphs and their disappointments. The Springbok Captains offers an epic historical perspective on this remarkable country, viewed through the prism of rugby. Compelling and emotional, the book brings the story of the Springbok captains right up to date. Relive the heyday of legends such as Bennie Osler, Danie Craven, Hennie Muller, Johan Claassen, Naas Botha, François Pienaar, Gary Teichmann, Joost van der Westhuizen, Andre Vos and others. This revised and updated third edition includes up-to-date accounts of the careers of Bob Skinstad, John Smit, Victor Matfield and Jean de Villiers, as well as the story of the Springboks’ 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign.

DK Eyewitness Egypt PDF Book By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Egypt

  • Author: DK Eyewitness
  • ISBN Code: : 146549670X
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Travel
  • Reviews : 995 Readers
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt is your in-depth guide to the very best of the oldest tourist destination on Earth. Take day trips and excursions to see ancient pyramids, visit the monuments of the Nile Valley and the souks, mosques and madrassas of Islamic Cairo, experience local festivals and markets, and don't miss out on the delicious street food. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights. + Detailed city map of Cairo includes street finder indexes for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Egypt truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Smith, Marx, & After PDF Book By Ronald Lindley Meek

Smith, Marx, & After

  • Author: Ronald Lindley Meek
  • ISBN Code: : 1489973036
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 193 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 812 Readers
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A Woman's Work PDF Book By Marian Betancourt

A Woman's Work

  • Author: Marian Betancourt
  • ISBN Code: : 1493027301
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 677 Readers
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Uncover the Story of a Remarkable Woman of the West Esther Morris (1812-1902) was a unique American woman whose life paralleled the dramatic events of the 19th century: abolition, railroads, Civil War, and suffrage. She lived on three frontiers and made a difference on each one. Ultimately, by organizing what may have been the second most important tea party in American history, she made it possible for Wyoming to be the first place in America where women could vote.

From Daniel to Doomsday PDF Book By John Hagee

From Daniel to Doomsday

  • Author: John Hagee
  • ISBN Code: : 1418515213
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 308 Readers
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John Hagee says, "The world as we know it will end, neither with a bang nor a whimper, but in stages clearly set forth in God's Word." His latest and most provocative book takes a cue from a cultural icon, the ticking clock. Hagee presents a prophetic "Doomsday Clock" and counts down the minutes-through prophetic events-which must occur before that fateful moment when every unredeemed individual must face God on Judgment Day. Citing examples from national and international media and using Scripture to confirm his insights, he presents a compelling argument to prove that time is indeed running out.

1939: The Last Season PDF Book By Anne de Courcy

1939: The Last Season

  • Author: Anne de Courcy
  • ISBN Code: : 1780225776
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 858 Readers
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A wonderful portrait of British upper-class life in the Season of 1939 - the last before the Second World War. The Season of 1939 brought all those 'in Society' to London. The young debutante daughters of the upper classes were presented to the King and Queen to mark their acceptance into the new adult world of their parents. They sparkled their way through a succession of balls and parties and sporting events. The Season brought together influential people not only from Society but also from Government at the various events of the social calendar. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain chaperoned his debutante niece to weekend house parties; Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, lunched with the Headmaster of Eton; Cabinet Ministers encountered foreign Ambassadors at balls in the houses of the great hostesses. As the hot summer drew on, the newspapers filled with ever more ominous reports of the relentless progress towards war. There was nothing to do but wait - and dance. The last season of peace was nearly over.

Mary Margaret, Center Stage PDF Book By Christine Kole MacLean

Mary Margaret, Center Stage

  • Author: Christine Kole MacLean
  • ISBN Code: : 1101154098
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 248 Readers
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Mary Margaret likes to do things her way. The problem is, her way isn’t always perfect, but Ellie’s is. When a community play of Cinderella is announced, Mary Margaret comes up with the best fund-raising idea and even convinces some VIPs to help out. So she figures she’s a "shoe-in" for the part of Cinderella. But the shoe goes on Ellie’s foot instead. Fans of unforgettable girl characters like Junie B. Jones, Amber Brown, and Ramona will enjoy seeing how Mary Margaret gets her fifteen minutes of fame and discovers that it is sometimes better not to be perfect.

The Street of One Thousand Eyes (Hong Lei Chung #2) PDF Book By Harry Stephen Keeler,Hazel Goodwin Keeler

The Street of One Thousand Eyes (Hong Lei Chung #2)

  • Author: Harry Stephen Keeler,Hazel Goodwin Keeler
  • ISBN Code: : 1479449164
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Page : 222 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 615 Readers
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Joseph Fairweather languishes in a mental institution because he has a theory about time and space that’s just plain crazy. Across the ocean in an abandoned warehouse by the River Thames, Eadgyth Whit­church lies bound hand and foot, soon to be thrown into the river by the London branch of the Tong of the Lean Grey Rats That Swarm the World, just because she overheard a phone conversation she shouldn’t have. Meanwhile, back in the States there’s a slab of ancient stone that seems to disappear and reappear according to some laws of nature we know nothing about. What’s going on here?

The Pitfalls of How, When, Where and Why to Hire Lawyers and How to Use a Consultant to Do so and Lower Your Legal Fees PDF Book By Stephen Schnitzer Esq.

The Pitfalls of How, When, Where and Why to Hire Lawyers and How to Use a Consultant to Do so and Lower Your Legal Fees

  • Author: Stephen Schnitzer Esq.
  • ISBN Code: : 1450239897
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 156 pages
  • Genre : Law
  • Reviews : 660 Readers
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Legal breakthrough to help the public select lawyers with associated available consultant services designed to save substantial money on legal fees in virtually all areas of practice especially negligence injuries, matrimonial, criminal litigation, foreclosures, wills and estates and general practice matters. The consultation is designed to substantially lower your legal fees and if your matter is successful to return the consulting fees paid in aid of guiding attorney selection. The book is also designed to provide the necessary items and concepts to allow the reader to elect self-help in the selection process. Topics include, In the Lawyers Defense; Civil, Criminal and In-Between Matters; Private Do-Gooder Actions; Mediation and Arbitration; Pre-Hiring Considerations; Areas of Concern -The Titanic Ballroom Reception; Law Clerks and Former Partners; The Lawyer as a Person In Transference of Identity; Meetings; Jury Selection; Big Firm, Little Firm; Law School Attendance; Advertising; Lawyers As Guarantors; Specialty Lawyers; Insurance Matters; Bar Association Referrals; Directories - General & Specific; Yellers & Screamers; Lying and Other Sleaze; Fees and Commitments; Loans, Advances & Recovery; Non-Legal Lawyer Assets; Rules of Conduct; References; Avoidance Criteria; Confidential Understandings; Safekeeping of Funds; Certain Concerns; Avoiding Your Own Mistakes; Preparation; Appeals and How to Replace Your Lawyer.

Nervous Water PDF Book By Steve Raymond

Nervous Water

  • Author: Steve Raymond
  • ISBN Code: : 1632208954
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Sports & Recreation
  • Reviews : 351 Readers
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Nervous water has a meaning: while the fleeting crease or subtle wrinkle on the surface of a lake or stream could be nothing, wise anglers known that these small surface movements are nearly always signs of fish stirring below—as it is with the sport of fly fishing. With a reputation of tranquility and contemplation, it is sometimes hard to believe that, beneath the surface, fly fishing has a constant current of new thoughts and theories, is always in pursuit of new technologies, and entertains ongoing debates among prominent fly-fishing thinkers. Acclaimed fly fisher and author Steve Raymond has contemplated these issues in numerous articles and essays published in many magazines. Nervous Water is the collection of many of these reflections, detailing thirty-four variations on the theme of fly fishing. Tackling such topics as the very definition of fly fishing itself and how to dress for fishing, these variations form a selective opinionated chronicle of the trends, developments, and changes in fly fishing from the 1960s to the present. Steve Raymond also discusses some of the pioneers of the sport and the fish that make it all possible. Nervous Water is a book for everyone who loves fly fishing and all those who enjoy looking beneath the surface. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.