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  • Author: Marit Weisenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 1632896427
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 707 Readers
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A modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a supernatural twist that will appeal to fans of Ally Condie (Matched) and Kiera Cass (The Selection). Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. The daughter of a billionaire investor in Austin, Texas, it looks like Julia has it all. But there's something rotten beneath the surface‒dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of highly evolved people who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally jeopardizes the delicate anonymity of her people, she's banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school. Julia's goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him‒John Ford. He’s popular, quiet, intense, and strangely compelling. Then Julia discovers she can read his mind and her world expands. Their forbidden love is powerful enough to break the conditioning that has kept Julia in the cold grip of her manipulative father. For the first time, Julia develops a sense of self and questions her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide how she will define herself—and whom she will betray. “. . . a mighty twist at the end to look forward to.” –Kirkus Reviews “. . . the perfect combination between sci-fi and YA literature.” – A reviewer at NetGalley “. . . unique, fast-paced, intriguing and interesting.” –A reviewer at NetGalley “I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the Twilight series and paranormal romance.” –A reviewer at NetGalley “Brilliant plot.” –A reviewer at NetGalley

Darkfever PDF Book By Karen Marie Moning

Darkfever

  • Author: Karen Marie Moning
  • ISBN Code: : 0575108509
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 303 Readers
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'My philosophy is pretty simple: any day nobody's trying to kill me is a good day in my book. I haven't had many good days lately.' MacKayla Lane's life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that only breaks down every other week or so. In other words, she's your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks ... until something extraordinary happens. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death - a cryptic message on Mac's cell phone - Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister's killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed - a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae ...

The Second Son PDF Book By Loraine Peck

The Second Son

  • Author: Loraine Peck
  • ISBN Code: : 1925923843
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 920 Readers
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The breakout blockbuster Australian crime of 2021. Warring families on the streets of Western Sydney, a debt that must be paid in blood, and a love story surviving against the odds.

Renegades PDF Book By Marissa Meyer

Renegades

  • Author: Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN Code: : 1250164079
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 284 Readers
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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal. Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice. The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

Clan of the North PDF Book By Jessica Galera Andreu

Clan of the North

  • Author: Jessica Galera Andreu
  • ISBN Code: : 166742937X
  • Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 426 Readers
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Jaren is the son of the King of Isalia, a simple and close boy despite his position, who finds his own longed-for place in the humble village of Vianta. His friendship with Erik and his people makes him reluctant to return home once his mission as the King's soldier has ended there; especially when the dark threat of huge wolves that tear some locals to pieces looms over the village. The conversation that the Prince of Isalia has with an old farmer, whose wife has perished in the jaws of one of those terrifying creatures, puts him on the trail of an old Brotherhood that once hunted a strange race of wolves. During one of the terrifying nights that its inhabitants live, Jaren meets a mysterious young woman whom he helps to escape from those animals. Unable to stop thinking about her, their paths cross again when Jaren is kidnapped by a mysterious clan that wants to put him to the test. For this, he has a week in which he will be trained by the beautiful Dayrsenne. But the young woman is not the only one who is willing to help him defeat Andras, leader of the clan. In his victory or his defeat, there is much more at stake than he expected.

Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1) PDF Book By Chris Lynch

Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1)

  • Author: Chris Lynch
  • ISBN Code: : 0545861632
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 644 Readers
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Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts. Danny Manion has been fighting his entire life. Sometimes with his fists. Sometimes with his words. But when his actions finally land him in real trouble, he can't fight the judge who offers him a choice: jail... or the army. Turns out there's a perfect place for him in the US military: the Studies and Observation Group (SOG), an elite volunteer-only task force comprised of US Air Force Commandos, Army Green Berets, Navy SEALS, and even a CIA agent or two. With the SOG's focus on covert action and psychological warfare, Danny is guaranteed an unusual tour of duty, and a hugely dangerous one. Fortunately, the very same qualities that got him in trouble at home make him a natural-born commando in a secret war. Even if almost nobody knows he's there. National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch begins a new, explosive fiction series based on the real-life, top-secret history of US black ops.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare PDF Book By

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: New School Nightmare

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  • ISBN Code: : 0316480223
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 691 Readers
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An exciting and hilarious new middle grade story for anyone who likes (or doesn't like) vampires! Buffy Summers is just like any other student...except for the part where she's also a secret vampire slayer. In every generation, one girl is granted great strength to stand against the forces of darkness. Of course, power doesn't matter when it comes to eating lunch alone, getting picked on by the popular kids, or having way too much homework. Luckily, Buffy finds her way with a can-do attitude, a weird Watcher, and new besties, Sarafina and Alvaro--who might just have powers of their own. But will any of it be enough to turn the tide when an army of villainous vampires invade town? Can Buffy save herself, let alone the world? Like Star Wars: Jedi Academy and DC Comics' Secret Hero Society, this action-packed and fun-filled story is told through comics, journal entries, class notes, doodles, text messages, and other in-world artifacts.

Brenda Jackson The Westmoreland Series Books 16-20 PDF Book By Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson The Westmoreland Series Books 16-20

  • Author: Brenda Jackson
  • ISBN Code: : 1460345886
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 130 Readers
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A Westmoreland male always gets what he wants! No one writes sexy like New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson! The Denver Westmoreland clan has faced tragedy and survived, and Dillon, the eldest, has always put family first—until one night with Pam has him wanting a family of his own…. Rancher Ramsey knows better than to lust after the hired help, but temptation soon gets the best of him…. Elusive Gemma travels to Australia for a job—and finds herself wooed into her boss’s bed! Back in Denver, Derringer searches for the one woman who haunts his dreams—and discovers she’s been in his social circle all along. While Jason finds that with one convenient proposal he could have the woman he wants and the land she's inherited. Meet the Denver Westmorelands in five steamy stories of love, loyalty and passion! Westmoreland’s Way Hot Westmoreland Nights What a Westmoreland Wants A Wife for a Westmoreland The Proposal The Westmoreland family saga continues in The Secret Affair, available December 2014!

The Opposite of Hate PDF Book By Sally Kohn

The Opposite of Hate

  • Author: Sally Kohn
  • ISBN Code: : 161620835X
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 624 Readers
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“Brilliantly illustrates the immense and disarming power of changing course and driving not toward division, but toward civility and mutual respect.” --Ms. magazine As a progressive commentator on Fox News and now CNN, Sally Kohn has made a career out of bridging intractable political differences. In this age of dangerous partisan resentment and rising bigotry, she decided to investigate hate itself--to better consider how we can stop it. With her trademark humor and humanity, Kohn introduces us to leading researchers and scientists who are exploring the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate. She travels to Rwanda, to the Middle East, and across the United States, talking with former terrorists and reformed white supremacists, and even sitting down with some of her own Twitter trolls. What she discovers is surprising: All of us harbor hate but the powerful acknowledgment that we are all in this together can lead us out of the wilderness. The opposite of hate is connection.

Gyn/Ecology PDF Book By Mary Daly

Gyn/Ecology

  • Author: Mary Daly
  • ISBN Code: : 0807014478
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 132 Readers
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This revised edition includes a New Intergalactic Introduction by the Author. Mary Daly's New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing Gyn/Ecology and reveals the autobiographical context of this "Thunderbolt of Rage" that she first hurled against the patriarchs in 1979 and no hurls again in the Re-Surging Movement of Radical Feminism in the Be-Dazzling Nineties.

Genealogies in the Library of Congress PDF Book By Library of Congress

Genealogies in the Library of Congress

  • Author: Library of Congress
  • ISBN Code: : 9780806316673
  • Publisher : Genealogical Publishing Com
  • Page : 870 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 214 Readers
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Read and download full book Genealogies in the Library of Congress

The Bomber Mafia PDF Book By Malcolm Gladwell

The Bomber Mafia

  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • ISBN Code: : 0316296937
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 289 Readers
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A “truly compelling” (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war—from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History. In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the “Bomber Mafia,” asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In contrast, the bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of the war was the brainchild of General Curtis LeMay, whose brutal pragmatism and scorched-earth tactics in Japan cost thousands of civilian lives, but may have spared even more by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, “Was it worth it?” Things might have gone differently had LeMay’s predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. Hansell believed in precision bombing, but when he and Curtis LeMay squared off for a leadership handover in the jungles of Guam, LeMay emerged victorious, leading to the darkest night of World War II. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war.

The TRIBES and CLANS of MONTENEGRO PDF Book By Vladislav  Alexander Stefan

The TRIBES and CLANS of MONTENEGRO

  • Author: Vladislav Alexander Stefan
  • ISBN Code: : 1889545872
  • Publisher : Stefan University Press
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Clans
  • Reviews : 652 Readers
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The TRIBES and CLANS of MONTENEGRO The studies in the ethnogenesis of Montenegro by V. Alexander Stefan and the Stefan University Press editors.

The Wobbit PDF Book By The Harvard Lampoon

The Wobbit

  • Author: The Harvard Lampoon
  • ISBN Code: : 1476763925
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 571 Readers
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From the authors of the New York Times bestselling parody The Hunger Pains, this fresh take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a hilarious send-up of Middle-earth, publishing just in time for the major motion picture release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The sequel to the parody of the sequel to the prequel to The Lord of the Rings When Aaron Sorkinshield and his band of Little People embark on a totally feasible quest to reclaim the hoard of Academy Awards stolen from them by the lonely Puff the Magic Dragon, senile wizard Dumbledalf suggests an unlikely and completely unqualified accomplice: Billy Bagboy, an unassuming wobbit dwelling in terrorist-riddled Wobbottabad. Along the way, the company faces Internet trolls, moblins, one really big spider that must be at least an inch and a half wide, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Livinwell to the terrors of Jerkwood and beyond, Billy will find that there is more to him than anyone—Tolkien included—ever dreamed. Propelled to his destiny by a series of courageous adventures and indented paragraphs, Billy will set out on the greatest YOLO of all time . . . one that leads deep into the dark caverns hiding a mysterious man named Goldstein, who’s just trying to have a nice seder.

The Rule of the Clan PDF Book By Mark S. Weiner

The Rule of the Clan

  • Author: Mark S. Weiner
  • ISBN Code: : 1466836385
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Reviews : 706 Readers
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A revealing look at the role kin-based societies have played throughout history and around the world A lively, wide-ranging meditation on human development that offers surprising lessons for the future of modern individualism, The Rule of the Clan examines the constitutional principles and cultural institutions of kin-based societies, from medieval Iceland to modern Pakistan. Mark S. Weiner, an expert in constitutional law and legal history, shows us that true individual freedom depends on the existence of a robust state dedicated to the public interest. In the absence of a healthy state, he explains, humans naturally tend to create legal structures centered not on individuals but rather on extended family groups. The modern liberal state makes individualism possible by keeping this powerful drive in check—and we ignore the continuing threat to liberal values and institutions at our peril. At the same time, for modern individualism to survive, liberals must also acknowledge the profound social and psychological benefits the rule of the clan provides and recognize the loss humanity sustains in its transition to modernity. Masterfully argued and filled with rich historical detail, Weiner's investigation speaks both to modern liberal societies and to developing nations riven by "clannism," including Muslim societies in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Cork Dork PDF Book By Bianca Bosker

Cork Dork

  • Author: Bianca Bosker
  • ISBN Code: : 0698195906
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 604 Readers
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK “Thrilling . . . [told] with gonzo élan . . . When the sommelier and blogger Madeline Puckette writes that this book is the Kitchen Confidential of the wine world, she’s not wrong, though Bill Buford’s Heat is probably a shade closer.” —Jennifer Senior, The New York Times Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine—and, perhaps, the way you live—forever. “Think: Eat, Pray, Love meets Somm.” —theSkimm “As informative as it is, well, intoxicating.” —Fortune

Freedom From the Market PDF Book By Mike Konczal

Freedom From the Market

  • Author: Mike Konczal
  • ISBN Code: : 1620975386
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Page : 258 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 537 Readers
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The progressive economics writer redefines the national conversation about American freedom “Mike Konczal [is] one of our most powerful advocates of financial reform‚ [a] heroic critic of austerity‚ and a huge resource for progressives.”—Paul Krugman Health insurance, student loan debt, retirement security, child care, work-life balance, access to home ownership—these are the issues driving America’s current political debates. And they are all linked, as this brilliant and timely book reveals, by a single question: should we allow the free market to determine our lives? In the tradition of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, noted economic commentator Mike Konczal answers this question with a resounding no. Freedom from the Market blends passionate political argument and a bold new take on American history to reveal that, from the earliest days of the republic, Americans have defined freedom as what we keep free from the control of the market. With chapters on the history of the Homestead Act and land ownership, the eight-hour work day and free time, social insurance and Social Security, World War II day cares, Medicare and desegregation, free public colleges, intellectual property, and the public corporation, Konczal shows how citizens have fought to ensure that everyone has access to the conditions that make us free. At a time when millions of Americans—and more and more politicians—are questioning the unregulated free market, Freedom from the Market offers a new narrative, and new intellectual ammunition, for the fight that lies ahead.

The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism PDF Book By Michael Novak

The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism

  • Author: Michael Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 1461662850
  • Publisher : Madison Books
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 776 Readers
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...a major work for our times. —Irving Kristol, The Public Interest

The Achievement of David Novak PDF Book By Matthew Levering,Tom Angier

The Achievement of David Novak

  • Author: Matthew Levering,Tom Angier
  • ISBN Code: : 1725277093
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 215 Readers
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This book is a Festschrift offered by twelve Catholic theologians and philosophers to the great Jewish theologian David Novak. Each of the twelve essays is followed by a response by David Novak, and it thereby represents a significant addition to his oeuvre. The book includes an introduction by Matthew Levering surveying Novak’s many contributions to Jewish-Christian dialogue, as well as a transcribed conversation between Robert George and David Novak that encapsulates Novak’s sense of the present situation for Jews and Christians. Among the topics treated by the authors are religious engagement in a pluralist and secular culture, the question of whether Jews and Christians worship the same God, the morality of suicide, the role of divine commandments in Catholic moral theology, the question of whether classical versions of natural-law doctrine are susceptible to the critiques proffered by Novak, the pedagogical impact of Dabru Emet, religious freedom, the recent debate about Pope Pius IX and Edgardo Mortara, the nature of justice, the relationship of reason and revelation, the sanctity of human life and the death penalty, and supersessionism.

The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects PDF Book By A. Novak

The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects

  • Author: A. Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 1137438770
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 122 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 607 Readers
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In recent years the death penalty has sharply declined across Africa, but this trend belies actual public opinion and the retributivist sentiments held by political elites. This study explains capital punishment in Africa in terms of culturally specific notions of life and death as well as the colonial-era imposition of criminal and penal policy.

Janacek: Years of a Life Volume 2 (1914-1928) PDF Book By John Tyrrell

Janacek: Years of a Life Volume 2 (1914-1928)

  • Author: John Tyrrell
  • ISBN Code: : 0571268722
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Page : 1104 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 280 Readers
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Volume 2 opens at the the outbreak of the First World War and at the time of Janácek's lowest ebb. Within two years, however, his fortunes were transformed by the Prague production of Jenufa This led to international fame and fortune and to the magnificent creative flowering in which the elderly composer wrote most of his best-known works. His personal life was affected by his public affair with Gabriela Horvátová and his friendship with Kamila Stösslová, whom he saw as the inspiration for many of his late works.

Homelessness & Health in Canada PDF Book By Manal Guirguis-Younger,Stephen W. Hwang,Ryan McNeil

Homelessness & Health in Canada

  • Author: Manal Guirguis-Younger,Stephen W. Hwang,Ryan McNeil
  • ISBN Code: : 0776621483
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Page : 330 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 893 Readers
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"Brings together leading and emerging researchers to advance understanding of the complex relationships between homelessness and health. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, contributors outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to this public health crisis."--Back cover.

Carve the Mark PDF Book By Veronica Roth

Carve the Mark

  • Author: Veronica Roth
  • ISBN Code: : 0062348655
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 637 Readers
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Globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth delivers a breathtaking fantasy featuring an unusual friendship, an epic love story, and a galaxy-sweeping adventure. #1 New York Times bestseller * Wall Street Journal bestseller * USA Today bestseller * #1 IndieBound bestseller Praise for Carve the Mark: “Roth skillfully weaves the careful world-building and intricate web of characters that distinguished Divergent.” —VOYA (starred review) “Roth offers a richly imagined, often brutal world of political intrigue and adventure, with a slow-burning romance at its core.” —ALA Booklist Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth have grown up in enemy countries locked in a long-standing fight for dominance over their shared planet. When Akos and his brother are kidnapped by the ruling Noavek family, Akos is forced to serve Cyra, the sister of a dictator who governs with violence and fear. Cyra is known for her deadly power of transferring extraordinary pain unto others with simple touch, and her tyrant brother uses her as a weapon against those who challenge him. But as Akos fights for his own survival, he recognizes that Cyra is also fighting for hers, and that her true gift—resilience—might be what saves them both. When Akos and Cyra are caught in the middle of a raging rebellion, everything they’ve been led to believe about their world and themselves must be called into question. But fighting for what’s right might mean betraying their countries, their families, and each other. When the time comes, will they choose loyalty or love? And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful follow-up novel!

That's Not How We Do It Here! PDF Book By John Kotter,Holger Rathgeber

That's Not How We Do It Here!

  • Author: John Kotter,Holger Rathgeber
  • ISBN Code: : 0399563954
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 967 Readers
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What’s the worst thing you can hear when you have a good idea at work? “That’s not how we do it here!” In their iconic bestseller Our Iceberg Is Melting, John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber used a simple fable about penguins to explain the process of lead­ing people through major changes. Now, ten years later, they’re back with another must-read story that will help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities. Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan’s resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har­mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges­tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: “That’s not how we do it here!” So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou­bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova­tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. Can Nadia figure out how to combine the best of both worlds—a large, disciplined, well-managed clan and a small, informal, inspiring clan—before it’s too late? This book distills Kotter’s decades of experi­ence and award-winning research to reveal why organizations rise and fall, and how they can rise again in the face of adversity.

Understanding Children's Spirituality PDF Book By Kevin E. Lawson

Understanding Children's Spirituality

  • Author: Kevin E. Lawson
  • ISBN Code: : 1621893685
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 454 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 101 Readers
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How important is childhood in the spiritual formation of a person? How do children experience God in the context of their lives as they grow? What does God do in the lives of children to draw them to himself and help them grow into a vital relationship with him? How can adults who care about children better support their spiritual growth and direct it toward relationship with God through Jesus Christ? These are critical questions that church leaders face as they consider how best to nurture the faith of the children God brings into our lives. In this book, over two dozen Christian scholars and ministry leaders explore important issues about the spiritual life of children and ways parents, church leaders, and others who care about children can promote their spiritual formation.

The Wyvern's Spur PDF Book By Kate Novak

The Wyvern's Spur

  • Author: Kate Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 0786963204
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 781 Readers
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High fantasy doesn’t get better than this—revisit the classic Forgotten Realms in this 2nd book of the Finder’s Stone Trilogy by veteran authors Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb. More than a hunk of junk, the Wyvern’s Spur has moldered in a crypt for fifteen generations until now. The Wyvernspur family’s powerful heirloom has been stolen, and grand wizard and patriarch Drone Wyvernspur is the first to fall to the ancient item’s curse. The family fool, Giogi, is left to find it, but even recovering the spur cannot guarantee his clan’s safety. Fortunately, the famous halfling bard Olive Ruskettle and a mysterious and talented mage named Cat are determined to help. But when betrayal and enchantment threaten Giogi’s progress, he must invoke the spur’s awesome might . . . or become its next victim!

Guardians of Honor: Cows and Firsties PDF Book By J. E. Bandy Jr.

Guardians of Honor: Cows and Firsties

  • Author: J. E. Bandy Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 1512734209
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 437 Readers
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J.E. Bandy, Jr. has written an engrossing, exciting sequel to Cadet Casey Sullivans second year at West Point. I highly recommend this book. John Raymond, USMA 1964, Attorney at Law. In a desperate race against time, the US Military Academy, Federal authorities, and the Israeli Mossad again enlist the assistance of Cadet Casey Sullivan in their covert war against right wing extremists seeking to use West Point as a springboard for the commission of unspeakable acts of terror against the American public. Casey, after two years of undercover work and hoping for a measure of normality, returns to complete her final two-years at West Point only to find that the radical Operation Patriot is bigger and far more deadly than anyone had imagined. Casey reluctantly agrees to continue assisting the authorities, but soon discovers she is in more danger now than she has ever been. As her confidence and skills as an undercover operative increase, the ethical and spiritual challenges facing her also increase, and Casey discovers that she has a new and illusive enemy; an enemy bent on her personal destruction. Guardians of Honor: Cows and Firsties is part three in an electrifying trilogy. The Guardians of Honor series is a pioneering work of Christian fiction that examines the moral and ethical dilemmas faced by believers in the Intelligence community as witnessed through the eyes of female officers and cadets serving at the US Military Academy at West Point and beyond.

Passionate Encounters in a Time of Sensibility PDF Book By Maximillian E. Novak,Anne Kostelanetz Mellor

Passionate Encounters in a Time of Sensibility

  • Author: Maximillian E. Novak,Anne Kostelanetz Mellor
  • ISBN Code: : 9780874137033
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 991 Readers
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This volume attempts to explore some of the many aspects of sensibility throughout the Restoration and eighteenth century. The essays examine the fine distinctions between definitions of sensibility as well as a wide range of possibilities and implications involving political theory, imperial ambitions, homosocial codes of language, and the ways in which sensibility manifested itself in the literature of the period.

The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies PDF Book By Bill Palmer,Karen Palmer,Ric Meyers

The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies

  • Author: Bill Palmer,Karen Palmer,Ric Meyers
  • ISBN Code: : 1461672759
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Page : 485 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 941 Readers
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The Encyclopedia covers the genre from 1920 to 1994. The genre, however, can be very confusing: films often have several titles, and many of the stars have more than one pseudonym. In an effort to clarify some of the confusion, the authors have included all the information available to them on almost 3,300 films. Each entry includes a listing of the production company, the cast and crew, distributors, running times, reviews with star ratings whenever possible, and alternate film titles. A list of film series and one of the stars' pseudonyms, in addition to a 7,900 name index, are also included. Illustrated.

Journey Westward PDF Book By George J. Vago

Journey Westward

  • Author: George J. Vago
  • ISBN Code: : 1462030513
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 686 Readers
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The book gives to the reader a glimpse into the life of a Jewish family in Czechoslovakia from the end of WW I, throughout the Nazi horrors of WW II, to the era of Communist dictatorship and finally to the freedom in the West. This non-fictional narrative is written in chronological order and ties in related political events that occurred during this time. The authors WW II survival is followed in detail, showing how the will to fight for life aided in the achievement of that vision. Full recognition is given to the good people who took risks, without which the author could not have survived the war. While liberation brought happiness and hope for a better life, there was also a cloud of sadness over the loss of his father, dear family members and friends that can never be eradicated from memory. Unfortunately, the freedom that came with the end of the war was short lived. The establishment of Communist dictatorship marred that gained freedom. Once again, the authors determination to live in a free society, guided him through an adventurous escape to the West, where he finally achieved his dream of freedom.

The Magic Ring of Brodgar PDF Book By Katelyn Emilia Novak

The Magic Ring of Brodgar

  • Author: Katelyn Emilia Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 1665713518
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Page : 298 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 111 Readers
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Young and successful Megan McKenzie’s life is turned upside down when she goes to the north of Scotland to claim her inheritance of an ancestral castle. There, she meets her Scottish family—a powerful clan that plunges her into the history of the mystical traditions and beliefs of their land. Unexpectedly, Megan finds loyal friends and worst enemies and falls in love with a handsome and mysterious highlander, Derek. Uncertainty and doubt torment Megan as she struggles to choose between a quiet and comfortable life in London and a life of danger with Derek in Scotland. For Megan, who is afraid of the dark and everything inexplicable, her lover’s terrible secret comes as a blow, plunging her into a world of fear. How much will she have to pay to discern friend from foe, and can she stay true to herself while walking this dark path? Megan and Derek must traverse their way through the labyrinths of fate to find an answer.

Song of the Saurials PDF Book By Kate Novak,Jeff Grubb

Song of the Saurials

  • Author: Kate Novak,Jeff Grubb
  • ISBN Code: : 0786963263
  • Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
  • Page : 223 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 350 Readers
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High fantasy adventure takes a turn with mystery in the final title in the Finder’s Stone Trilogy by Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak. When the Harpers judged the Nameless Bard responsible for the death of his apprentices, they sentenced him to exile and obscurity. Now the Harpers are reconsidering their decision, but with the arrival of the monster Grypht, Nameless’s new trial dissolves in a string of disappearances and murder. It is up to the bard’s friends, Alias the swordswoman, Akabar the mage, Dragonbait the paladin, and Ruskettle the thief, to prove one enemy is behind all the chaos—the ancient evil god, Moander the Darkbringer. Unless Alias and her companions can find Nameless and convince him to sacrifice some of his precious power, Moander will return to claim the Realms.

The Age of Projects PDF Book By Maximillian E. Novak

The Age of Projects

  • Author: Maximillian E. Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 1442692995
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 536 Readers
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"The Projecting Age" was a term the English novelist Daniel Defoe used to describe the end of the seventeenth century. This term could just as easily be used, however, to describe the period known as the "Long Eighteenth Century" (1660-1789). The Age of Projects uses the notion of a project as a key to understanding the massive social, cultural, political, literary, and scientific transitions that occurred in Europe during this time. The contributors to this collection examine fraudulent, grandiose, altruistic, and idealistic projects that reveal the period's radical breaks from the past and its preoccupation with the future. Examining topics as diverse as Jonathan Swift's satire on the possibility of a computer, to Gottfried Leibniz's effort to build one, and Edmund Burke's prediction that the project of democratic governance would be taken over by greedy adventurers, this volume provides significant insight into the period's ambitions for an improved future. A well-balanced collection by leading scholars from diverse disciplines, The Age of Projects is a significant contribution to intellectual history, literary history, and the history of science.

The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism PDF Book By David Novak

The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism

  • Author: David Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 1786949822
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Page : 344 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 196 Readers
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This classic study of the idea of Noahide law traces the concept’s historical development and shows how it is relevant to practical discussions of the halakhah pertaining to non-Jews and to relations between Jews and non-Jews. Individual analyses of each of the seven Noahide laws, drawing primarily on classical rabbinic texts by traditional commentators, are followed by a discussion of the underlying theory.

The Dinosaur Filmography PDF Book By Mark F. Berry

The Dinosaur Filmography

  • Author: Mark F. Berry
  • ISBN Code: : 1476606749
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 509 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 647 Readers
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From classics like King Kong, to beloved B–movies like The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, to blockbusters like Jurassic Park, it’s easy to see that filmmakers and audiences alike love to see dinosaurs on the screen. This comprehensive filmography, arranged alphabetically by title, contains entries that include basic facts (year of release, country of origin, studio, and running time), followed by a concise plot summary, the author’s critical commentary, information on the production and the people behind it, and secrets of the often-ingenious special effects. Three useful appendices feature films with minor dinosaur content, planned but unfinished dinosaur movies, and the quasi-dinosaurs of Toho Studios. To be included, a movie must depict one or more representations of a “prehistoric reptile.” Inaccurate portrayals are included, as long as the intent is to represent a real or fictional dinosaur. Not eligible are films featuring prehistoric mammals, prehistoric humans or humanoids, and beasts of mythology—unless, of course, the movie also has a dinosaur.

Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, Volume 1 PDF Book By Alan J. Barrett,J. Fred Woessner,Neil D. Rawlings

Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, Volume 1

  • Author: Alan J. Barrett,J. Fred Woessner,Neil D. Rawlings
  • ISBN Code: : 0080984150
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Page : 984 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 432 Readers
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Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, Second Edition, Volume 1: Aspartic and Metallo Peptidases is a compilation of numerous progressive research studies on proteolytic enzymes. This edition is organized into two main sections encompassing 328 chapters. This handbook is organized around a system for the classification of peptidases, which is a hierarchical one built on the concepts of catalytic type, clan, family and peptidase. The concept of catalytic type of a peptidase depends upon the chemical nature of the groups responsible for catalysis. The recognized catalytic types are aspartic, cysteine, metallo, serine, threonine, and the unclassified enzymes, while clans and families are groups of homologous peptidases. Homology at the level of a family of peptidases is shown by statistically significant relationship in amino acid sequence to a representative member called the type example, or to another member of the family that has already been shown to be related to the type example. Each chapter discusses the history, activity, specificity, structural chemistry, preparation, and biological aspects of the enzyme. This book will prove useful to enzyme chemists and researchers.

Japanoise PDF Book By David Novak

Japanoise

  • Author: David Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 0822397544
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 632 Readers
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Noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, first emerged as a genre in the 1980s, circulating on cassette tapes traded between fans in Japan, Europe, and North America. With its cultivated obscurity, ear-shattering sound, and over-the-top performances, Noise has captured the imagination of a small but passionate transnational audience. For its scattered listeners, Noise always seems to be new and to come from somewhere else: in North America, it was called "Japanoise." But does Noise really belong to Japan? Is it even music at all? And why has Noise become such a compelling metaphor for the complexities of globalization and participatory media at the turn of the millennium? In Japanoise, David Novak draws on more than a decade of research in Japan and the United States to trace the "cultural feedback" that generates and sustains Noise. He provides a rich ethnographic account of live performances, the circulation of recordings, and the lives and creative practices of musicians and listeners. He explores the technologies of Noise and the productive distortions of its networks. Capturing the textures of feedback—its sonic and cultural layers and vibrations—Novak describes musical circulation through sound and listening, recording and performance, international exchange, and the social interpretations of media.

Haven's Revenge PDF Book By Phetra H. Novak

Haven's Revenge

  • Author: Phetra H. Novak
  • ISBN Code: : 1786450674
  • Publisher : Beaten Track Publishing
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 208 Readers
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Haven Naranjo is a proud Caddo Indian, with a frightening past. He was a mere fifteen-year-old boy when he found his parents, part of his tribe, and his high-school sweetheart slaughtered by a wereman gone mad. Falling victim to a system unable to deal with a shattered young mind, Haven finally gives up on himself. He grows up to be bitter and resentful toward the creatures he hates: werewolves. Alexander Prescott has known since he hit puberty that Haven is his true mate. But there's one problem: Alexander comes from a large werewolf clan and is the true vessel of the Fenrir Ulv, destined to become the leader of all supernatural beings: the King of Wolves. Alexander knows how to charm his, and his wolf's, way into the grumpy Caddo Indian man's heart. But fate has other plans for them. When war between the Asa Gods and the Fenrir Ulv threatens, which side will the damaged Haven choose? Will he find a way of trusting those, especially Alexander, who he feels betrayed him? Or will he trust the words of strangers, who promise to make his quest of seeing all shifters dead a reality? Haven's Revenge is a story of an emotional journey for a whole community. It's about finding acceptance not just from others but in yourself.

Sovereigns of the Collapse Book 3: The Church of Nuclear Science PDF Book By Malcolm J Wardlaw

Sovereigns of the Collapse Book 3: The Church of Nuclear Science

  • Author: Malcolm J Wardlaw
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Malcolm J Wardlaw
  • Page : 263 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 306 Readers
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Not all that glitters is gold. Sometimes it’s a nuclear trap. The most forceful individuals will not be cowed by the Republic of the New Nation. Donald aims to defeat the fanatics of the National Party. Lawrence has sworn to destroy the Value System of Nightminster. Sarah-Kelly is determined to expose the crimes of the glory trusts. All three walk straight into a trap laid by the great sovereign Tom Krossington. After which everyone—including Tom Krossington—has to find new ways of staying alive. Despite their mutual loathing, Donald and Lawrence embark on a long and dangerous winter journey hoping to gain asylum with the Church of Nuclear Science. On the way, they discover not all that glitters is gold. Meanwhile, Sarah-Kelly’s Atrocity Commission is reaching farther and farther from London. The Church of Nuclear Science is the third book of the Sovereigns of the Collapse dystopian thriller series.

The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel PDF Book By Stephen Shapiro

The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel

  • Author: Stephen Shapiro
  • ISBN Code: : 0271035021
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 300 Readers
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Taking his cue from Philadelphia-born novelist Charles Brockden Brown’s Annals of Europe and America, which contends that America is shaped most noticeably by the international struggle between Great Britain and France for control of the world trade market, Stephen Shapiro charts the advent, decline, and reinvigoration of the early American novel. That the American novel “sprang so unexpectedly into published existence during the 1790s” may be a reflection of the beginning of the end of Franco-British supremacy and of the power of a middle class riding the crest of a new world economic system. Shapiro’s world-systems approach is a relatively new methodology for literary studies, but it brings two particularly useful features to the table. First, it refines the conceptual frameworks for analyzing cultural and social history, such as the rise in sentimentalism, in relation to a long-wave economic history of global commerce; second, it fosters a new model for a comparative American studies across time. Rather than relying on contiguous time, a world-systems approach might compare the cultural production of one region to another at the same location within the recurring cycle in an economic reconfiguration. Shapiro offers a way of thinking about the causes for the emergence of the American novel that suggests a fresh approach to the paradigms shaping American studies.