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Horse Of A Different Color

by Jim Squires

When Jim Squires set up shop as a horse breeder in Kentucky, no one held out much hope for him making a living at it. As the editor of the Chicago Tribune, Squires had overseen a staff that won seven Pulitzer Prizes in eight years, but that wasn't enough to save his job in a management shake up. Consoled by a hefty severance payment, he decided to take up professionally what had been a passion of his for twenty years - raising horses. Squires had successfully raised jumpers and equine athletes, but now he was heading to thoroughbred country. Horse of a Different Colour is Squires' rollicking tale of how a novice in the world of Kentucky horse culture did more than merely stay in business; He brought together the stallion and mare who would produce the winner of the most famous race of all, the Kentucky Derby. And at the centre of all the commotion is a remarkable horse, Monarchos, the grey colt blessed with extraordinary speed and the making of a hero.

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

by Maxine Schnall

Perhaps the hardest thing to remember in the throes of a crisis is that every bad break can also be a blessing. Indeed, there are always unexpected benefits in misfortune-a refreshed or redirected sense of purpose about our life's work after the death of a loved one or the loss of a job, a new appetite for living after a serious illness-provided we meet our crises with a shift in outlook. Born of the author's own terrible trauma, What Doesn't Kill You presents hard-won advice and practical exercises to help readers effectively navigate the terrain of this difficult process. Rich with stories of people who have come through tragedy to find new or different meaning in their lives-from the author's account of her daughter's near-fatal car accident to the experiences of survivors of the September 11 attacks-What Doesn't Kill You offers a path to healing and internal transformation. Powerful and inspirational, it will help readers not only survive adversity but also harvest new strength from it that will be a lasting source of freedom from anger and despair. It is a reader's best weapon against the worst of times.

The Mind of Wall Street

by Leon Levy Eugene Linden

A professional investor and amateur psychologist offers his views on recent events and trends in the stock market, placing them in historical and economic contexts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Monkey Dancing

by Daniel Glick

Glick, a journalist and author, traveled with his two children to remote areas of the world to see rare animals and places. The adventures and sights they saw in places that include Borneo, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Java, the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam, and Nepal are described in an engaging narrative that describes the grim threats to the animals and landscape alongside the account of their personal experiences. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Introducing Windows Server® 2012

by Mitch Tulloch

Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012--with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP who's worked extensively with the beta release. This practical introduction illuminates new features and capabilities, with scenarios demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Based on beta software, this book provides the early, high-level information you need to begin preparing now for deployment and management. Topics include:Virtualization and cloud solutions Availability Provisioning and storage management Security and scalability Infrastructure options Server administration


by Martin Campbell-Kelly William Aspray

Campbell-Kelly (University of Warwick) and Aspray (Indiana University) describe the way computing was handled before the arrival of electronic computers, and recount the development of the mainframe computer. They review the origins of office machinery, early failed attempts to build a calculating engine, scientific war programs, the IBM system/360 family of computers, and the importance of real time for common commercial applications. The second edition expands the later sections on CD-ROMs, the internet, and web commerce. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Mirror Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection

by Mark Pendergrast

The fascinating story of the mirror¿s invention, refinement, and use in a range of human activities -- from the bloodthirsty smoking gods of the Aztecs to the fantastic mirrored rooms wealthy Romans created for their orgies, to the mirror¿s role in gathering light from the far reaches of the universe. Tells of the 2,500-year mystery of whether Archimedes and his ¿burning mirror¿ really set fire to Roman ships; Isaac Newton¿s intense experiments with sunlight on mirrors that left him blind for 3 days; Renaissance artists who used mirrors to revolutionize realistic representations of the world; and George Hale and George Ritchey who joined forces to produce ever-larger telescope mirrors. Illustrations.


by Willard Gaylin

Gaylin, a theorist, educator, and practitioner in the field of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, describes the psychological pathways which lead to acts of terrorism and massacre, lending insight into how frustrated and deprived individuals can commit acts of violence and how cynical political and religious leaders can manipulate such populations. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Raising Healthy Eaters

by Henry Legere

One of the most important steps that parents can take to prevent childhood obesity or simply to get their children to a healthier weight is to teach them good eating habits. Establishing such habits at an early age will contribute to lifelong health. Indeed, when kids learn that a snack should be an apple or carrots instead of chips or a candy bar-a deceptively difficult lesson to teach-they are better equipped to resist the temptation of junk food on a regular basic. In Raising Healthy Eaters, Dr. Legere offers 100 easy-to-follow and easy-to-implement tips for parents of children of all ages and eating preferences. He includes healthy, quick recipes that kids will actually like, as well as specific suggestions for parents who want to serve only organic foods or whose children have allergies or aversions. Raising Healthy Eaters is the essential resource for parents working to raise healthy kids in a fast-food world.

Voices Of Alzheimer's

by Elisabeth Peterson

Betsy Peterson spent fourteen years caring for her husband who was suffering from dementia, an experience that put her in touch with others inside the struggle to have or to care for someone with the disease. A combination of contributions from patients, their families, friends, and caregivers, Voices of Alzheimer's gathers the poignant stories, funny quotes, and priceless encouragement that Peterson heard and that helped her along the way. Capturing the many dimensions of the Alzheimer experience-the challenges, the struggles, the humor, and even the rewards-aVoices presents a varied, and realistic, look at what it's like to be affected by the disease. With compassion, humor, and grace, it offers the simple advice, wisdom, and understanding of others who have traveled the same uncertain path.

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

by Sloan Wilson

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a novel about the American search for purpose in a world dominated by business. Tom and Betsy Rath share a struggle to find contentment in their hectic and material culture while several other characters fight essentially the same battle, but struggle in it for different reasons. In the end, it is a story of taking responsibility for one's own life. The book was largely autobiographical, drawing on Wilson's experiences as assistant director of the US National Citizen Commission for Public Schools.

The Trials of Phillis Wheatley: America's First Black Poet and Her Encounters with the Founding Fathers

by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Gates (African-American studies, humanities, Harvard U.) discusses the achievements of Wheatley (1753-84), America's first black poet; Jefferson's harsh critique of her ability in the context of slavery; and her less than stellar reputation among African- Americans. Based on a 2002 Library of Congress lecture. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Letters to a Young Gymnast

by Nadia Comaneci

If there were such a thing as an "elder" stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. Olga Korbut came before her, and many other medalists would follow, but none has ever been as dominant in winning the hearts of millions around the world. With grit and determination, Nadia Comaneci ushered in a new era for women's sports, one where young girls could vault into the arena of superstardom. Even today, almost thirty years after her greatest triumphs, you need only mention the name "Nadia" and gymnastics fans know instantly whom you are talking about. In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia shows what it takes to achieve athletic perfection and become the best. With inspiring and dramatic stories from her own experience, she tells us how the young girl that Bela Karolyi discovered in a Romanian elementary school found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. This collection of Nadia's memories, anecdotes, and advice grants unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream, to the necessity of "a spirit forged with mettle," Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening and surprisingly challenging.

Another Day At The Front

by Ishmael Reed

Widely known for his fiction and poetry, Reed here presents 17 nonfiction essays, book reviews, and profiles. Taking extreme exception to the idea that race is no longer important in American society, Reed targets right-wing "public intellectuals," profiles the ideas of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois, draws links between the ideas of slavery supporter John C. Calhoun and William Pierce's white supremacist to the ideas of commentators for the and National Public Radio, takes on the issue of the racial profiling of Arabs, and reports on the "culture wars" at the 110th annual convention of the Modern Language Association. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

XAML Developer Reference

by Ashish Ghoda Mamta Dalal

Your expert guide to designing and building dynamic user interfaces Sharpen your application design and development skills using XAML--the declarative markup language used in Microsoft® Silverlight® and Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF). Led by two XAML experts, you'll learn practical ways to build rich, interactive user interfaces with data integration capabilities and support for multimedia, graphics, and animation. This hands-on guide is ideal for Microsoft .NET developers and web designers alike. Discover how to: Control UI behavior and implement business logic with code-behind solutions Manage UI element positioning with the XAML layout system Use templates to customize UI elements--without affecting their functionality Apply different types of property and event systems in WPF and Silverlight Bind various kinds of data to your UI, and display them in the format you want Implement 2D and 3D vector graphics and animations Reuse control styles and properties to maintain consistency throughout your application

In The Blink Of An Eye

by Andrew Parker

An Oxford University zoologist presents a broad audience treatment of his intriguing theory of vision as the on-switch for the Cambrian explosion in evolution. Lacks references. First published in hardcover in 2003 by Perseus Publishing. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Everybody's All-american

by Frank Deford

Gavin Grey is everyone's All-American. A star running back at the University of North Carolina in the late 1950s, he graces the covers ofTimeandLIFEmagazines and appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show. " Everyone wants a piece of him or to be around him to bask in his glory, including his nephew Donny, who narrates the story and is Gavin's only real confidant. After college, Gavin goes on to the NFL where he has a solid career. As his playing days wind down and the cheering stops, however, he finds the adjustment to life as an ex-athlete difficult to accept. His wife "Babs" goes off to work, becomes the primary breadwinner for the family while Gavin continues to trade on his memories of old times, when he was everybody's All-American.

Your Pregnancy After 35

by Glade B. Curtis Judith Schuler

When a woman becomes pregnant in her late thirties or forties, she naturally has different needs and interests than younger mothers-to-be. Up-to-date and easy to read, Your Pregnancy After 35 provides reassuring medical information as well as sensible advice about how to fit pregnancy into a busy lifestyle. With Your Pregnancy After 35, expectant mothers can feel confident about their pregnancies and learn to be better partners with their healthcare professionals. From how exactly age affects pregnancy to when to consider genetic counseling to how to find the best care when returning to work, this essential guide offers mothers -and their partners-the wise and supportive answers they need.


by Lance Morrow

American journalist Morrow (Boston U. ) presents 34 essays on evil, among them discussions of its globalization, the Hermit's tale, the triumph of Goneril and Regan, gourmets and monkey brains, and the lessons of Mein Kampf. This is a paperbound reprint of a 2003 book. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Vaccine A

by Gary Matsumoto

In this provocative look at the US military from the Persian Gulf War through the 2003 invasion of Iraq, investigative journalist Gary Matsumoto contends that an anthrax vaccine dispensed by the Department of Defense was the cause of Gulf War Syndrome and the origins of a massive cover-up. Matsumoto calls it the worst friendly-fire incident in military history. A skillfully-woven narrative that serves as a warning about this man-made epidemic,Vaccine Ais a much needed account of just what went wrong, and why.


by A. C. Ping

Do you seek creativity? Do you crave answers? Is this the right relationship? Is this the best job? Nothing is certain, everything changes, and the only way to find answers is to stop analyzing things and do! The cut-to-the-chase, jargon-free perfect sequel to Be, A. C. Ping's Do is packed full with big ideas, straight-talking wit and wisdom, and illuminating advice. But whereas Be is about contemplation, Do encourages action. It is another small book with a big, bold agenda that invites us to ask-and answer. Read it and find the courage and commitment to stop searching for the meaning of life-and start living it.

Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations

by Brian M. Fagan

In 1999, few people had thought to examine the effects of climate on civilization. Now, due in part to the groundbreaking work of archaeologist Brian Fagan, climate change is a central issue. Revised and updated ten years after its first publication, Floods, Famines and Emperors remains the definitive account of how the world's best-known climate event had an indelible impact on history.

The Rape Of Nanking

by Iris Chang

In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (Nanjing) and within weeks not only looted and burned the defenseless city but systematically raped, tortured, and murdered more than 300,000 Chinese civilians. Amazingly, the story of this atrocity-one of the worst in world history-continues to be denied by the Japanese government. Based on extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents in four different languages (many never before published), Iris Chang, whose own grandparents barely escaped the massacre, has written what will surely be the definitive, English-language history of this horrifying episode-one that the Japanese have tried for years to erase from public consciousness. The Rape of Nanking tells the story from three perspectives: that of the Japanese soldiers who performed it; of the Chinese civilians who endured it; and finally of a group of Europeans and Americans who refused to abandon the city and were able to create a safety zone that saved almost 300,000 Chinese. It was Chang who discovered the diaries of the German leader of this rescue effort, John Rabe, whom she calls the "Oskar Schindler of China. " A loyal supporter of Adolf Hitler but far from the terror planned in his Nazi-controlled homeland, he worked tirelessly to save the innocent from slaughter. But this book does more than just narrate details of an orgy of violence; it attempts to analyze the degree to which the Japanese imperial government and its militaristic culture fostered in the Japanese soldier a total disregard for human life. Finally, it tells one more shocking story: Despite the fact that the death toll at Nanking exceeded the immediate deaths from the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined (and even the total wartime casualty count of entire European countries), the Cold War led to a concerted effort on the part of the West and even the Chinese to court the loyalty of Japan and stifle open discussion of this atrocity. Indeed, Chang characterized this conspiracy of silence, which persists to this day, as "a second rape. "


by Nir Rosen

Nir Rosen's Aftermath, an extraordinary feat of reporting, follows the contagious spread of radicalism and sectarian violence that the U. S. invasion of Iraq and the ensuing civil war have unleashed in the Muslim world. Rosen-who the Weekly Standard once bitterly complained has "great access to the Baathists and jihadists who make up the Iraqi insurgency"- has spent nearly a decade among warriors and militants who have been challenging American power in the Muslim world. In Aftermath, he tells their story, showing the other side of the U. S. war on terror, traveling from the battle-scarred streets of Baghdad to the alleys, villages, refugee camps, mosques, and killing grounds of Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and finally Afghanistan, where Rosen has a terrifying encounter with the Taliban as their "guest," and witnesses the new Obama surge fizzling in southern Afghanistan. Rosen was one of the few Westerners to venture inside the mosques of Baghdad to witness the first stirrings of sectarian hatred in the months after the U. S. invasion. He shows how weapons, tactics, and sectarian ideas from the civil war in Iraq penetrated neighboring countries and threatened their stability, especially Lebanon and Jordan, where new jihadist groups mushroomed. Moreover, he shows that the spread of violence at the street level is often the consequence of specific policies hatched in Washington, D. C. Rosen offers a seminal and provocative account of the surge, told from the perspective of U. S. troops on the ground, the Iraqi security forces, Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents that were both allies and adversaries. He also tells the story of what happened to these militias once they outlived their usefulness to the Americans. Aftermath is both a unique personal history and an unsparing account of what America has wrought in Iraq and the region. The result is a hair- raising, 360-degree view of the modern battlefield its consequent humanitarian catastrophe, and the reality of counterinsurgency.

Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence

by Robert L. Taylor William E. Rosenbach Eric B. Rosenbach

Taylor (management, U. of Louisville) and W. Rosenbach (leadership studies, Gettysburg College, retired) are both retired Air Force officers, and they have joined with E. Rosenbach (Executive Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard U. ) to edit the sixth edition of this collection of essays on military leadership. The content of this new edition has been expanded by 50 percent with the inclusion of new articles, new introductory sections and updated information on such topics as the Iraq War and the military response to recent torture scandals. Designed for both military personnel and students of military policy, this volume also contains comparative studies on leadership from international perspectives. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

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