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From one of America's leading experts on Israel and the Middle East, this riveting book is the true story of what is happening in the cabinet rooms and war rooms across the world-Jerusalem's final betrayal brokered in the name of the Middle East.
Features a collection of facts and pictures that teach as they entertain. This work helps kids learn everything about how sharks: have survived over hundreds of thousands of years; pursue their prey; and go on feeding frenzies-and eat almost anything!
Alkibiades, a central character in Plato's Symposium, claims that philosophy touches him to the quick. When Socrates speaks, he's often moved to tears and realizes he must change his life. In Alkibiades' Love, Jan Zwicky demonstrates that this image of philosophy is not anachronistic, but remains the living heart of the discipline. Philosophy can indeed matter to our lives, but for it to do so, we must reconceive the methods that, since the Enlightenment, have dominated its self-image in the West. In these meticulously researched essays, Zwicky argues that analytic and poststructuralist philosophy are not simply fashions in academic discourse, but are manifestations of the technocracy which they sustain and promote. The alternative she develops, by showing it in action, is lyric philosophy - an integrated mode of understanding whose foundations lie in the way we comprehend music and metaphor. Written in lucid and powerful prose, Alkibiades' Love will interest a broad readership, from students of ancient Greek philosophy to ecologists seeking a coherent foundation for their work. Zwicky offers deep and original readings of Freud, Plato, and Simone Weil, and resuscitates Max Wertheimer's work, linking it to our comprehension of mathematics, metaphor, and ecological structures. Zwicky has been hailed as one of the most important and original thinkers of our time. Alkibiades' Love illuminates and extends her groundbreaking work while providing an accessible introduction for those coming to her thought for the first time.
Turn your R code into packages that others can easily download and use. This practical book shows you how to bundle reusable R functions, sample data, and documentation together by applying author Hadley Wickham's package development philosophy. In the process, you'll work with devtools, roxygen, and testthat, a set of R packages that automate common development tasks. Devtools encapsulates best practices that Hadley has learned from years of working with this programming language.Ideal for developers, data scientists, and programmers with various backgrounds, this book starts you with the basics and shows you how to improve your package writing over time. You'll learn to focus on what you want your package to do, rather than think about package structure.Learn about the most useful components of an R package, including vignettes and unit testsAutomate anything you can, taking advantage of the years of development experience embodied in devtoolsGet tips on good style, such as organizing functions into filesStreamline your development process with devtoolsLearn the best way to submit your package to the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN)Learn from a well-respected member of the R community who created 30 R packages, including ggplot2, dplyr, and tidyr
Revenge Is Never Outdated Sometimes, justice is a long time coming. That's the case with Julie Wyatt, whose story strikes close to home for the original founder of the Sisterhood, Myra Rutledge, and her best friend--and fellow Sister--Annie. Julie is convinced her greedy daughter-in-law Darlene had something to do with the mysterious circumstances surrounding her son Larry's death. She desperately wants to get a confession out of Darlene--and to ensure the safety of Larry's daughter, Olivia. As Myra, Annie, and their cohorts dig deeper into Darlene's shady dealings, events unfurl in a way that no one could have predicted, bringing to light the true meaning of loyalty and courage--and the kind of friendship that can create miracles. . .Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels. . ."Readers will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." --Booklist on Weekend Warriors"Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces. . .fast-paced. . .puts poetic justice first."--Publishers Weekly on Payback
The One That Got Away. . . It starts the morning that L.A. film production manager Virginia "Ginny" Bluebell wakes up with her boyfriend Nate's arm draped around her and realizes that the warning bells she's ignored for months have become a deafening siren. Ginny knows that Nate is not the man for her. Turns out, Nate knows it too, and moves out before Ginny can deliver her well-practiced "maybe this isn't working" speech. Or The One And Only? Newly single and not-so-newly confused about what went wrong this time, Ginny sets out to reconnect with old boyfriends in an attempt to avoid repeating past mistakes. Don the Devout, Hairy Larry, Mr. Famous Actor, Jackson Wright. . .well, Jackson doesn't really count, being more of a longtime friend than an official ex. And yet the deeper Ginny delves into the Ex-Files, the clearer it becomes that Jackson does count. A lot. In fact, on a path designed to help her find the perfect relationship, Ginny is starting to wonder if it's been hiding in plain sight all along. . .
WantedMan who uses his mind instead of his hands--someone who can "wow" me and hold a decent conversation. Someone who knows that a dinner date consists of more than a six-pack and a bag of chips. Beer-guzzling, power-tool using jerks need not apply. . .Pepper Bartlett has always been a woman who knows exactly what she wants--except when it comes to men. With a body to die for and classic girl-next-door good looks, she's never had any trouble finding a man, but finding one who doesn't cheat, lie, or run in the other direction at the thought of commitment is another story. Determined to swear off hot, sweaty, sexy men with blue collars and blue jeans, Pepper places a personal ad with just one requirement--No Blue Collar Guys need apply.What she wants is a man to turn her inside out and make her crazy with desire--but not drive her crazy. What she finds is the answer to her dreams. Jake Hunter is smart, sensitive, hotter than hell, and an architect. With jet black hair and a beautiful body she'd like to get to know a whole lot better, Jake is the one man who wants to wait. Just what is he hiding? And when Pepper finds out what it is, will she swear off all men forever?
Mother Goose, Ver farblondjet!* Aesop? You're not fooling anyone. Brothers Grimm? Goniffs.** You didn't create the fairy tale--we did (The Chosen People) thousands of years ago, to keep the kids quiet when we were running from Pharoah. Here are all your favorite classic fairy tales as they're supposed to be told: Goldie's Lox and the Three Bagels Rumpleforeskin Snow Whitefish and the Seven Dwarfkins The Three Little Chazzers Jake and Mr. Bienstock Pushkin Boots The Ugly Schmuckling And more! * Get lost ** Thieves
Meet three confident women who know exactly what they want: complete satisfaction. From true men who are every shade of fine and know what to do with it, who can get their freak on and still open their hearts to love. 'Cause when you want it, when you need it, you gotta have it. . .ReacquaintedReunited and it feels so good. . .looks like Caroline and Marc have a lot of catching up to do. The man defines the word fly. And their chance encounter at the airport after years apart is a golden opportunity to take each other higher. . .and higher.Atten-Tion!Tender touch, anyone? Marlisse, a skilled masseuse, plies her trade near a military base, working out the kinks from all those hot and bothered gentlemen sworn to protect and serve the country. But one gorgeous officer gets her total attention. . .A Note To Mr. FineA class act. That's all-kinds-of-fine Mr. Ford, college instructor. Arlene can't help but fantasize about having private tutorials. And when her sexy story falls into his hands, she may get more than she asked for. . ."Torrid fun. Have a significant other handy." --Harriet Klausner reviewsRaised in the cultural district of Detroit, Michigan, Renee Alexis was constantly around the arts and took to writing at an early age. Although the romance genre was not her first choice, reading her first romance novel inspired her to create her own expressive writing ventures. She still resides in Detroit and loves the excitement of urban life.
Hustling men for their money has always come easy for Tasha. Hailing from New York and raised by a junkie mother, she had to learn early how to use her beauty to her advantage. Tasha thinks she's seen it all on the streets of New York, but when she follows a childhood friend to the little city of Flint, Michigan, she realizes that sometimes the smallest cities breed the grimiest of individuals. When Tasha and her friends link up with Manolo, one of Flint's known stick-up kids, they take the hustlers of Flint for all they're worth. Any man who falls for a pretty face is a target, and under the guidance of Manolo, the girls quickly learn the game of manipulation and deceit. They become known as The Manolo Mamis, and their skills gain them thousands of dollars in no time. Tasha is living the life of the young and fly, but when tragedy strikes and the stakes are raised, she has to choose between loyalty and self-sacrifice. When the only man she's ever loved becomes her target, will she decide to save him, or will she remain loyal to The Manolo Mamis?
"Pure satisfaction." -RT Book Reviews"You'll eagerly keep reading to learn how the characters' lives intersect and will sigh with pure satisfaction when it ends." -RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars TOP PICKAfter sixteen years, Susan Pettiford has come home to North Carolina for good. Thanks to an inheritance, she can start her own interior design business. It's not quite the life Susan hoped for, but she's determined to chart a new course...and shake things up.When architect Lucas Hamilton accepts Susan's dinner invitation, the result is a night of seduction neither can forget--yet neither intends to repeat. While Susan focuses on her new life, Lucas focuses on becoming wealthier than the absent father he resents. But when his father resurfaces, Lucas finds himself turning to Susan for counsel. And as their paths cross repeatedly, their feelings for each other strengthen. Yet the secret Susan is hiding may destroy any future they share..."A love-conquers-all story with a few twists and turns to keep readers turning the pages. I enjoyed it from cover to cover. Getting Some of Her Own is classic Gwynne Forster." --The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Maren James was unprepared for the torrent of emotions that engulfed her when her ship was boarded by the notorious Captain Hawk. Impatience turned to raging desire when the dashing buccaneer strode into her cabin, and before she could think to resist, the luscious ebon-haired beauty was succumbing to the pirate's masterful touch.
Taz is the ruthless leader of an elite group of bandits who rule the streets of Oklahoma City. No one's met the mysterious boss who gives them their orders via laptop, but the arrangement works for everyone involved. Their criminal enterprise keeps them rolling in dough, allowing them to purchase property and businesses all over town.When Taz falls in love with Sacha, an ambitious young lawyer, he makes an unexpected enemy. Cliff, another lawyer at the firm, wants Sacha for himself, and he'll stop at nothing to win her back from the thug she's with. He sets his sights on one of Taz's family members, in order to get close to Taz's inner circle. Cliff and Taz become locked in a monstrous battle that can only end in tragedy.Taz's criminal enterprise begins to unravel quickly, as member loyalty is challenged and betrayal becomes the name of the game. He is dealing with almost more than he can handle. When a vital member of Taz's team ends up dead, it calls for a gruesome retaliation, but when Taz discovers the killer's identity, he'll have some serious choices to make. Does he have what it takes to stay on top, or is all this heat enough to make him want to leave the streets alone?Clifford "Spud" Johnson delivers an action-packed tale of betrayal, murder, and revenge that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
An All-Pro line-up of writers including Red Smith, Frank Deford, Jimmy Breslin, George Plimpton, Richard Price, Charles Pierce, Michael Lewis, and Roy Blount Jr tackle our most popular pastime: Since football's meteoric rise in the mid-twentieth century, the standout writers on the sport have gone behind and beyond the spectacle to reveal the complexity, the contradictions, and the deeper humanity at the heart of the game. Now, in a landmark collection, The Library of America brings together the very best of their work: gems of deadline reportage, incisive longform profiles of football's storied figures, and autobiographical accounts by players and others close to the game. Celebrating the sport without shying away from its sometimes devastating personal and social costs, the forty-four pieces gathered here testify to football's boundless capacity to generate outsized characters and memorable tales.
"You can't go wrong picking up a Susan Fox book." --Romance Reviews TodayIn her latest contemporary romance, Susan Fox welcomes readers back to Caribou Crossing, the ruggedly sexy Western town that seems made for starting over. . .Brooke Kincaid knows second chances don't come cheap. She's spent five years repairing past mistakes and making her life in Caribou Crossing steady and predictable. But now a stranger's Harley has shattered her fence and her peace of mind in one swoop. Brooke is drawn to everything about wounded undercover cop Jake Brannon--his raw masculinity, his tenderness, and the undisguised desire that makes her feel more alive than she's ever been. By rights, Brooke should curse Jake for complicating her life. Instead she's offered him a place to heal and a cover story as he searches for a wanted man. Jake knows she's vulnerable, but she's also strong, kind, and hotter than hellfire. It's a combination that could make even a die-hard loner long to put up his boots and put down roots at last, and show her just how good a second chance can get. . ."Smart, sexy, funny and touching. I loved this book!" --Susan Wiggs on Home on the Range
This bombshell is about to find the boy of her dreams--and then some. . . Ask anyone at Briona's A-list private school and they'll tell you this It Girl's got the world on a string. It doesn't hurt that she's often mistaken for Beyoncé, or that she's already landed some cool acting gigs. There's just one teensy problem in her picture-perfect life. Briona has had plenty of hot hook-ups but never a boyfriend. Now that she's discovered online dating, you--the reader--can help her find the real thing. . . Handsome, rich, and oozing self-confidence, Thomas seems like a lot of guys Briona goes to school with, except for one thing: he's blind. Matt is the kind of guy Briona can bring home to mother, but maybe she shouldn't hold that against him--especially since he's cute, funny, and can tear up a dance floor. Always the hit of the party, Antonio knows how to have a good time. Too bad his ex isn't ready to let him have a good time with anyone else. And then there's Justin, who seems just perfect. That is, until Briona lays eyes on his more than perfect twin brother. . . Hotter than the latest fashions, Get More is the third interactive novel in the Boy Shopping series that lets the reader choose who goes out on a date! Includes a guide on how to start your own book club! Nia Stephens holds a degree in literature from Harvard University. She earned her M.F.A. from Oregon State University and is currently at work on a Young Adult fantasy series. Get More is her third novel in the Boy Shopping series.
The Network and its affiliates used to be one of Oklahoma City's most organized crews. No one knew exactly where they got the money to buy up businesses and real estate, but everyone on the streets respected them. Their criminal enterprise is unraveling quickly, though, as member loyalty is challenged and betrayal becomes the name of the game.Taz is dealing with almost more than he can handle now that his crew is falling apart. Cliff is still consumed by a desire for revenge against Taz, and the two of them are locked in an epic battle for Tazneema's heart. Meanwhile, a vital member of Taz's team ends up dead. This calls for a gruesome retaliation, but when Taz discovers the killer's identity, he'll have some serious choices to make. Now Taz's leadership is being questioned by his once loyal crew. Does he have what it takes to stay on top, or is all this heat enough to make him want to leave the streets alone?Clifford "Spud" Johnson delivers an action-packed tale of betrayal, murder, and revenge that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Gangsta Twist 1 is a modern-day Robin Hood meets Mission: Impossible with a witty urban twist. Taz, the ruthless leader of an elite group of bandits, falls hopelessly in love with Sacha, an up-and-coming lawyer who will stop at nothing to become a partner in her firm. When Cliff, Sacha's ex-boyfriend, hears of her newfound love, all hell breaks loose. Cliff seeks Taz's daughter to get closer to his inner circle. Will Taz be forced to give up his true love in order to save his daughter from the deadly hands of Cliff? Or will Sacha and Taz finally have their happily ever after?Won, the wealthy councilman, knows that the only chance he has at reelection is if there are no competitors. Will Taz, his trusty disciple, and his crew be able to handle the orders given by Won to bring down his peers? Ride with the gang as they travel in search of Won's competitors.Let Gangsta Twist 1 take you on a fast-paced ride full of deceit, fast money, and revenge, where the winner takes all.
Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows everyone in the charmingly small town of Sorenson, Wisconsin--except the latest body discovered in a desolate field. If a woman this attractive had moved into town, the news would have surely hit the gossip mill in record time. So who was the murdered femme fatale? Whose knife was left planted in her chest? The mystery deepens when detective Steven Hurley takes one look at the body and turns as white as the newly fallen snow. . .and excuses himself from the case. It'll take all of Mattie's forensic skills to unravel the increasingly bizarre clues and find the killer. . .before she herself becomes just another cold case in a frigid Midwest winter! "Has it all: suspense, laughter, a spicy dash of romance..." --Tess Gerritsen"The funniest deputy coroner to cut up a corpse since, well, ever." --Laura Levine"Mattie Winston is a likable, humorous heroine. . .lighthearted and fun." --Romantic Times
In The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins skillfully draws from more than 500 surveys and 350 in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and communicate. Timely and deeply relevant, the book covers the influence of MySpace and Facebook, the growing appetite for "anytime, anywhere" media and "fast entertainment," how online "digital gates" reinforce race and class divisions, and how technology is transforming America's classrooms. Watkins also debunks popular myths surrounding cyberpredators, Internet addiction, and social isolation. The result is a fascinating portrait, both celebratory and wary, about the coming of age of the first fully wired generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.A former bombardier in WWII, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.
Fae FireIt is Kaye Brand's power to wield. But outcast from her kind, she's been selling herself to the highest bidder-- - money for her survival in exchange for a magic glimpse into the flames of the future. Angel IceOne of the angelic Order, Jack Bastian has no use for a female like Kaye, as provocative and unexpected as her blazing beauty. Yet he has no choice but to hire her to uncover the secrets of his sworn enemy and her former fiancé, Ferrol Grey.MagekindWar is inevitable between the defenders of the Order and the mage houses who threaten to engulf the world in Shadow. For Jack, mage-born Kaye is off limits, no matter how hot the impossible attraction between them. But in the coming darkness, beset by danger and desire, everything is about to change . . ."Powerful and fast-paced. . .a riveting read." --Nina Bangs on Shadow Bound"Beautiful, evocative. . .gripping. A dark and scrumptious treat!" --Alexandra Ivy on Shadowman"Fans of dark drama will be captivated by this intense new series." --RT Book Reviews
Welcome to Grand Prairie, Louisiana--land of confounding accents, hard-drinking senior citizens, and charming sinners--brought to hilarious life in a bracing, heartfelt debut novel simmering with Cajun spice...Father Steve Sibille has come home to the bayou to take charge of St. Pete's church. Among his challenges are teenybopper altar girls, insomnia-curing confessions, and alarmingly alluring congregant Vicky Carrier. Then there's Miss Rita, an irrepressible centenarian with a taste for whiskey, cracklins, and sticking her nose in other people's business.When an outsider threatens to poach Father Steve's flock, Miss Rita suggests he fight back by staging an event that will keep St. Pete's parishioners loyal forever. As The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival draws near, help comes from the strangest places. And while the road to the festival may be paved with good intentions--not to mention bake sales, an elephant, and the most bizarre cook-out ever--where it will lead is anyone's guess..."A sparkling debut."--Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Queen of America"Delightful....Wheaton writes with an infectious energy, and his affection for the characters and culture is authentic."--Publishers Weekly
In this latest installment of Treasure Hernandez's super hot series, the intensity heats up even more--more drama, more sex, more lies . . . more Flint! Ever since fate sent them down separate paths, Halleigh and Malek have been trying to work their way back to the innocent love they once shared. Now they're fi nally together again, but the rough streets of Flint keep threatening to tear them apart. Halleigh's life is hanging in the balance, and Malek has been knocked from his throne as the king of the city. Things are getting deep. This hustler's love story will take you on an emotional roller coaster as Halleigh and Malek search each other's souls and their own as well. Some deep, dark secrets are exposed, and their love will be put to the test. Flint Book 5: Back to the Hood will have you at the edge of your seat until the last sentence.
New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels thrills us, once again, with the story of an unforgettable young woman who was stolen as a toddler from a poor but loving family, and who must journey through a maze of heartbreak before she can reclaim her true identity. Raised in a magnificent Charleston house, Jessie Roland wants for nothing. But as she grows into young adulthood, all she feels is loss and a desperate need to break free from the stifling possessiveness of her "parents." Somewhere, in the deepest part of herself, Jessie believes that the world she has always lived in is not the one she came from. . .or belongs in. Now, at nineteen, she has escaped to Washington, D.C., where no one knows her, and where she is swept into a whirlwind marriage to a Texas senator's son. But the past will not release Jessie, who is still haunted by a sense of lost happiness, of simple, tender gestures buried in her memory. Only in Luke Holt, a reclusive rancher, will she discover the strength to penetrate the darkness, and find her way back to a place she can call home.
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