In a Class by Itself

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055357602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 1989

Ten years after her high-school graduation--and her failed elopement with Logan Webster--Dani Quinn returns home for her tenth reunion, dreading a confrontation with the man she had betrayed and desperately struggling to find a way to come to terms with the past. Reprint.
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In a Class by Itself

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055357602X

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

View: 2312

Ten years after her high-school graduation--and her failed elopement with Logan Webster--Dani Quinn returns home for her tenth reunion, dreading a confrontation with the man she had betrayed and desperately struggling to find a way to come to terms with the past. Reprint.
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Breakfast in Bed

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Fanfare

ISBN: 0553571583

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2730

After allowing her best friend's fiance to stay at her inn to finish the final chapter of his book, Sloan Fairchild faces a painful choice between her loyalty to a friend and her growing love for the dashing Carter Madison
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Riley in the Morning

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553576046

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 7161

The reappearance of her handsome estranged husband, Jon Riley, the charismatic star of a popular morning talk show, brings both rediscovered passion and disturbing decisions to producer Brin Cassidy. Reprint.
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22 Indigo Place

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Fanfare

ISBN: 0553290851

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 4630

When insurmountable debts force Laura Nolan to put 22 Indigo Place, her ancestral home, on the market, she is shocked when the most promising buyer turns out to be James Paden, the gorgeous class cut-up from her school days
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The Untethered Soul (EasyRead Edition)

Author: Michael A. Singer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458727351

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 7050

The chapters of this book are nothing but mirrors for seeing your ''self'' from different angles. And though the journey we are about to embark on is an inner one, it will draw upon every aspect of your life. The only requirement asked of you is the willingness to honestly look at yourself in the most natural, intuitive manner. Remember, if we are seeking the root of ''self,'' what we are actually seeking is you. As you read through these pages, you will find that you know much more than you thought you did about some very deep subjects. The fact is, you already know how to find yourself; you have just gotten distracted and disoriented. Once refocused, you will realize that you not only have the ability to find yourself, you have the ability to free yourself. Whether you choose to do so or not is entirely up to you. But upon completion of your journey through these chapters, there will be no more confusion, no more lack of empowerment, and no more blaming others. You will know exactly what must be done. And should you choose to devote yourself to the ongoing journey of self-realization, you will develop a tremendous sense of respect for who you really are. It is only then that you will come to appreciate the full depth of meaning in the advice: ''This above all: to thine own self be true.'' ---- Introduction
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Temperatures Rising

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055356045X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3310

To Chantal duPont, the people who want to build the new Coral Reef resort are enemies who can only destroy her tropical island home, but her perspective changes when she falls for developer Scout Ritland. Reissue.
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Fanta C

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Fanfare

ISBN: 0553562746

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7423

Attorney Laurel Chandler tries not to fall for the charm of notorious bad boy writer Jack Boudreaux, a man who has seduced half the women in Bayou Breaux. Original.
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Hawk O'Toole's Hostage

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553297511

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8660

Vacationing in the West, Miranda Price, a young divorce+a7e, and her son are taken hostage by a Native American named Hawk O'Toole as part of a desperate gamble to help his people, and is forced to face up to a shocking revelation. Reprint.
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The Queen of the Ring

Sex, Muscles, Diamonds, and the Making of an American Legend

Author: Jeff Leen

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199935

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 9475

The story of Mildred Burke, the longest reigning champion of female wrestling, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Kings of Cocaine. In this in-depth account, journalist Jeff Leen pulls back the curtain on a forgotten era when a petite midwesterner used her beauty and brawn to dominate America’s most masculine sport. At only five feet two, Mildred Burke was an unlikely candidate for the ring. A waitress barely scraping by on Depression-era tips, she saw her way out when she attended her first wrestling match. When women were still struggling for equality with men, Burke regularly fought—and beat—male wrestlers. Rippling with muscle and dripping with diamonds, she walked the fine line between pin-up beauty and hardened brawler. An unforgettable slice of Americana, The Queen of the Ring captures the golden age of wrestling, when one gritty, glamorous woman rose through the ranks to take her place in athletic history. “Jeff Leen has made a fabulous contribution to the sports-history canon. The Queen of the Ring is a marvelous evocation of an era, and a riveting portrait of a one-of-a-kind American moll.” —Sally Jenkins, author of The Real All-Americans
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Send No Flowers

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553576011

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5198

The young widow, Alicia Russell, is shocked when her lover, Pierce Reynolds, suddenly begins to act coldly toward her
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Submarine Commander

A Story of World War II and Korea

Author: Paul R. Schratz

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813143624

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1223

A fascinating personal memoir of underwater combat in World War II, told by a man who played a major role in those dangerous operations. Frank and beautifully written, Submarine Commander's breezy style and irrepressible humor place it in a class by itself. This book will be of lasting value as a submarine history by an expert and as an enduring military and political analysis. In early 1943 the submarine USS Scorpion, with Paul R. Schratz as torpedo officer, slipped into the shallow waters east of Tokyo, laid a minefield, and made successful torpedo attacks on merchant shipping. Schratz participated in many more patrols in heavily mined Japanese waters as executive officer of the Sterlet and the Atule. At war's end he participated in the Japanese surrender, aided the release of American POWs, and had a key role in the disarming of enemy suicide submarines. He then took command of the revolutionary new Japanese submarine I-203 and returned it to Pearl Harbor. But this was far from the end of Schratz's submarine career. In 1949 he commissioned the ultramodern USS Pickerel, the most deadly submarine then afloat, and set a world's record in a 21-day, 5,200-mile submerged passage from Hong Kong to Honolulu. With the outbreak of the Korean War, the Pickerel was immediately sent to Korea to participate in secret intelligence operations only recently declassified and never before revealed in print. Schratz's broad military experience makes this a far from ordinary memoir.
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Tropisms

Author: Nathalie Sarraute

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811222772

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 3582

Nathalie Sarraute's stunning debut—vignettes of "inner movements"—foreshadowed the rise of the nouveau roman. Hailed as a masterpiece by Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, and Jean-Paul Sartre, Tropisms is considered one of the defining texts of the nouveau roman movement. Nathalie Sarraute has defined her work as the “movements that are hidden under the commonplace, harmless instances of our everyday lives.” Like figures in a grainy photograph, Sarraute’s characters are blurred and shadowy, while her narrative never develops beyond a stressed moment. Instead, Sarraute brilliantly finds and elaborates subtle details—when a relationship changes, when we fall slightly deeper into love, or when something innocent tilts to the smallest degree toward suspicion.
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The Class Action Playbook

Author: Brian Anderson,Andrew Trask

Publisher: Lexis Nexis

ISBN: 0199933782

Category: Law

Page: 322

View: 6839

The Class Action Playbook is a unique and strategic "how to" guide for practitioners seeking to bring or defend a class action. Every important issue is addressed, including the initial shape of the proposed action, choice of forum, case-management schedules, pre-certification discovery and motions activity, briefing and argument of the class-certification motion, class notice, preparation for trial, class settlements, and the binding effects of class action judgments. Experienced practitioners Brian Anderson and Andrew Trask analyze what decisions the plaintiff and defendant must make at each stage of a proposed class action, and the considerations that might drive different strategies at each stage. The authors explain the importance of every issue, the choices available to each side, and the factors each side should consider in choosing the best path to follow. This Second Edition covers six relevant cases from the historic 2010 and 2011 Supreme Court terms; official commentary on class actions with citations to the new American Law Institute's statement of the Principles of Aggregated Litigation, and where it upholds plaintiffs' or defendants' arguments; a discussion on emerging class action litigation tactics, including the use of arbitration clauses and the use of motions to strike class allegations; new appellate-court trends in class-action law, including developments in adequacy of representation, superiority, and use of experts at class certification.
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Heaven's Price

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Fanfare

ISBN: 0553571575

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

View: 1278

When an injury sends Broadway dancer Blair Simpson to a small town for a long convalescence, she falls in love with her new landlord, an affair she fears may cost her her passion for dance. Reprint.
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Paying the Human Costs of War

American Public Opinion and Casualties in Military Conflicts

Author: Christopher Gelpi,Peter D. Feaver,Jason Reifler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830091

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 9956

From the Korean War to the current conflict in Iraq, Paying the Human Costs of War examines the ways in which the American public decides whether to support the use of military force. Contrary to the conventional view, the authors demonstrate that the public does not respond reflexively and solely to the number of casualties in a conflict. Instead, the book argues that the public makes reasoned and reasonable cost-benefit calculations for their continued support of a war based on the justifications for it and the likelihood it will succeed, along with the costs that have been suffered in casualties. Of these factors, the book finds that the most important consideration for the public is the expectation of success. If the public believes that a mission will succeed, the public will support it even if the costs are high. When the public does not expect the mission to succeed, even small costs will cause the withdrawal of support. Providing a wealth of new evidence about American attitudes toward military conflict, Paying the Human Costs of War offers insights into a controversial, timely, and ongoing national discussion.
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Scheduling

Theory, Algorithms, and Systems

Author: Michael L. Pinedo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319265806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 670

View: 5848

This new edition provides an up-to-date coverage of important theoretical models in the scheduling literature as well as significant scheduling problems that occur in the real world. It again includes supplementary material in the form of slide-shows from industry and movies that show implementations of scheduling systems. The main structure of the book as per previous edition consists of three parts. The first part focuses on deterministic scheduling and the related combinatorial problems. The second part covers probabilistic scheduling models; in this part it is assumed that processing times and other problem data are random and not known in advance. The third part deals with scheduling in practice; it covers heuristics that are popular with practitioners and discusses system design and implementation issues. All three parts of this new edition have been revamped and streamlined. The references have been made completely up-to-date. Theoreticians and practitioners alike will find this book of interest. Graduate students in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, and computer science will find the book an accessible and invaluable resource. Scheduling - Theory, Algorithms, and Systems will serve as an essential reference for professionals working on scheduling problems in manufacturing, services, and other environments.
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Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country

Author: Marsha Weisiger

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295803193

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 562

Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country offers a fresh interpretation of the history of Navajo (Din�) pastoralism. The dramatic reduction of livestock on the Navajo Reservation in the 1930s -- when hundreds of thousands of sheep, goats, and horses were killed -- was an ambitious attempt by the federal government to eliminate overgrazing on an arid landscape and to better the lives of the people who lived there. Instead, the policy was a disaster, resulting in the loss of livelihood for Navajos -- especially women, the primary owners and tenders of the animals -- without significant improvement of the grazing lands. Livestock on the reservation increased exponentially after the late 1860s as more and more people and animals, hemmed in on all sides by Anglo and Hispanic ranchers, tried to feed themselves on an increasingly barren landscape. At the beginning of the twentieth century, grazing lands were showing signs of distress. As soil conditions worsened, weeds unpalatable for livestock pushed out nutritious native grasses, until by the 1930s federal officials believed conditions had reached a critical point. Well-intentioned New Dealers made serious errors in anticipating the human and environmental consequences of removing or killing tens of thousands of animals. Environmental historian Marsha Weisiger examines the factors that led to the poor condition of the range and explains how the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Navajos, and climate change contributed to it. Using archival sources and oral accounts, she describes the importance of land and stock animals in Navajo culture. By positioning women at the center of the story, she demonstrates the place they hold as significant actors in Native American and environmental history. Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country is a compelling and important story that looks at the people and conditions that contributed to a botched policy whose legacy is still felt by the Navajos and their lands today.
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