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Hard Winter

by Johnny D. Boggs

Weather and creaking joints permitting, Jim Hawkins could be found every weekend sitting in that rocker right outside the Manix Store in Augusta, whittling and spitting. But Jim Hawkins didn't say much. Few knew what age Jim Hawkins might own up to, but Big Clem Ellis said he'd heard that Jim Hawkins was fifty years old, which might explain why his hair was so gray, or why he needed a scarred hickory cane to push himself out of that rocking chair, especially when it got cold, and it got bitter cold in Augusta. Especially the past winter.Folks figured the Chinooks would never get there, and the warm winds didn't arrive in time for many farmers. Come spring, homesteaders by the score gave up, saying good-bye to their mortgages, the unforgiving wind, and forlorn dreams. Still, Jim Hawkins said hardly anything. Ever. That's how Henry Lancaster felt.That all changed when Jim Hawkins took Henry along on a scouting trip. The man who so rarely talked told his grandson how it was during that winter he could so clearly remember, the winter of 1866. Now that was a hard winter, harder than anyone living could remember, and harder than any winter since

Hard Winter at Broken Arrow Crossing

by Stephen A. Bly

Written in the tradition of Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour, Hard Winter at Broken Arrow Crossing recreates the tumultuous Old West where good battles evil. The conflicts that Bly's hero, Stuart Brannon, faces are surprisingly modern: Why do bad things happen to good people? How involved should a person get in another's conflicts?

A Hard Winter Rain

by John Inman

Sean Andros is tired--tired of hustling, tired of trying to make the rent, tired of running from his past. But the past can chase you down in a heartbeat. Suddenly Sean's living a nightmare again and casualties are stacking up around him. The only person he can trust is Harry, a man twice his age and the closest thing to a friend Sean has ever known. Harry Connors has loved Sean since their first night together, and now, with danger hard at their heels, Harry will do anything to protect the tough, strangely vulnerable young man who begs him for help. Harry had better be serious about offering protection, though, because the demons threatening Sean's life are no joke. Only a hard winter rain will wash away the evil that drove Sean Andros to the streets, and Sean and Harry are going to have to be strong if they plan on sticking around for the sun.

A Hard Witching and Other Stories

by Jacqueline Baker

Jacqueline's first short story collection deals with trodden humans who inhabit rural Saskatchewan but it is centered on the Sand Hills, the dunes in the province's southwest corner, home to distinctive flora and fauna.

Hard Women: A Cat Marsala Mystery (#4)

by Barbara D'Amato

NOBODY CARES MUCH ABOUT A DEAD HOOKER... Nobody but Chicago journalist Cat Marsala, who had befriended the frail young woman who now lies dead in a gutter near Cat's apartment. Four days earlier, Cat had picked Sandra Love, as she liked to be called, out of a crowd of detainees at Women's Court. Cat had something Sandra wanted: a hot meal, in exchange for some information about life on Chicago's streets. That's all Cat intended-a fair trade of food for facts that Cat could use in a television documentary. When Sandra later appears at Cat's door and asks to spend the night, Cat's not at all sure she wants a hooker for a guest. And when Sandra shows signs of settling in for an indefinite stay, the small apartment suddenly seems very crowded. Sandra's murder tragically solves Cat's roommate problem, sending her on a quest for a killer and for a deeper understanding of the netherworld of Chicago prostitution, with its caste system in which the streetwalkers, the women in brothels, the escorts, and the by-recommendation-only independents live out their lives-and sometimes die.

Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement

by Rick Fantasia Kim Voss

This concise overview of the labor movement in the United States focuses on why American workers have failed to develop the powerful unions that exist in other industrialized countries. Packed with valuable analysis and information, Hard Work explores historical perspectives, examines social and political policies, and brings us inside today's unions, providing an excellent introduction to labor in America.

Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement

by Rick Fantasia Kim Voss

This concise overview of the labor movement in the United States focuses on why American workers have failed to develop the powerful unions that exist in other industrialized countries. Packed with valuable analysis and information, Hard Work explores historical perspectives, examines social and political policies, and brings us inside today's unions, providing an excellent introduction to labor in America. Hard Work begins with a comparison of the very different conditions that prevail for labor in the United States and in Europe. What emerges is a picture of an American labor movement forced to operate on terrain shaped by powerful corporations, a weak state, and an inhospitable judicial system. What also emerges is a picture of an American worker that has virtually disappeared from the American social imagination. Recently, however, the authors find that a new kind of unionism--one that more closely resembles a social movement--has begun to develop from the shell of the old labor movement. Looking at the cities of Los Angeles and Las Vegas they point to new practices that are being developed by innovative unions to fight corporate domination, practices that may well signal a revival of unionism and the emergence of a new social imagination in the United States.

A Hard Working Dog (Phonics Reader 30)

by Nancy Leber

A simple book about Guide Dogs. Learn about the training they receive and the work they do. Emphasis is placed on words with the ar sound.

Hard Working Men: Gay Erotic Fiction

by Shane Allison

Got a big pole that needs planting? Need help getting the heat turned back on? Well, strap on your tool belt and get ready for a rough ride! The hunks of Hard Working Men will do whatever it takes to get the job done. These sweaty studs, brawny bears, and cocksure construction workers go all out to turn on, tune up, and fulfill every work order. When a man living in wintry seclusion is visited by a cable repairman in Marvin Richmond's "Service Call," things start to heat up. William Holden sets loins ablaze when a lonely neighbor gets a house call from a couple of horned-up tree trimmers in "Out on a Limb." In the world of Hard Working Men, hats aren't the only things that are hard.

Hard Working Men: Gay Erotic Fiction

by Shane Allison

Got a big pole that needs planting? Need help getting the heat turned back on? Well, strap on your tool belt and get ready for a rough ride! The hunks of Hard Working Men will do whatever it takes to get the job done. These sweaty studs, brawny bears, and cocksure construction workers go all out to turn on, tune up, and fulfill every work order. When a man living in wintry seclusion is visited by a cable repairman in Marvin Richmond's "Service Call," things start to heat up. William Holden sets loins ablaze when a lonely neighbor gets a house call from a couple of horned-up tree trimmers in "Out on a Limb." In the world of Hard Working Men, hats aren't the only things that are hard.

Hardass

by Christina Saunders Celia Aaron

From the author of Kicked and the co-author of the Cleat Chaser duology comes the second book in the BAD BITCH trilogy by Celia Aaron.I cave in to no one. My hardass exterior is what makes me one of the hottest defense lawyers around. It's why I'm the perfect guy to defend the notorious Bayou Butcher serial killer - and why I'll come out on top. Except this new associate I've hired is unnaturally skilled at putting chinks in my well-constructed armor. Her brazen talk and fiery attitude make me want to take control of her and silence her - in ways that will keep both of us busy till dawn. She drives me absolutely 100% crazy, but I need her for this case. I need her in my bed. I need her to let loose the man within me who fights with rage and loves with scorching desire...

Hardball

by Barbara D'Amato

As head of Common Sense, Louise had earned the wrath of the PTA, Police and church groups all over Chicago. Free lance journalist Catherine Masala smelled a great interview. It was a bomb. Now Cat is hungry for more than a story... she wants to nail a killer. The whole thing could win her a Pulitzer... if she lives long enough to write it.

Hardball

by Rob Lachenauer George Stalk Jr.

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Hardball

by Chris Matthews

How politics is played by one who knows the game... Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics -- from righthand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.

Hardball

by George Stalk John Butman Rob Lachenauer

Great companies stumble and fall when they lose it. Highfliers crash when a competitor notices they don't have it. Start-ups shut down if they can't develop it. "It" is a strategy so powerful and an execution-driven mindset so relentless that companies use it to gain more than just competitive advantage--they achieve an industry dominance that is virtually unassailable and that competitors often try to explain away as unfair. In their "hardball manifesto," authors George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer of the leading strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group show how hardball competitors can build or maintain an enviable competitive edge by pursuing one or more of the classic "hardball strategies": unleash massive and overwhelming force, exploit anomalies, devastate profit sanctuaries, raise competitors' costs, and break compromises.Based on 25 years of experience advising and observing a range of companies, the authors argue that hardball competitors can gain extreme competitive advantage--neutralizing, marginalizing, or even destroying competitors--without violating their contracts with customers or employees and without breaking the rules. A clear-eyed paean to the timeless strategies that have driven the world's winning companies, Hardball Strategy redefines and reinterprets the meaning of competition for a new generation of business players. George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer are directors of The Boston Consulting Group. Stalk is the author of Competing Against Time, the classic work on time-based competition.

Hardball for Women

by Susan K. Golant Pat Heim

In Hardball for Women, Pat Heim shows women how to break patterns of behavior that have put them at a disadvantage in the business world of men. Whether the arena is a law firm, a medical group, a corporation, or any other work environment, Hardball for Women decodes the male business culture and gives readers strategies on how to use its rules to get ahead--and stay ahead. Readers will learn to: Be assertive without being obnoxious Display confidence Engage in smart self-promotion Lead both men and women--and recognize the differences between them Use "power talk" language to your advantage

Hardball for Women

by Susan K. Golant Pat Heim Tammy Hughes

The bestselling guide fully updated for the post-Lean In era For nearly two decades, Hardball for Women has shown women how to get ahead in the business world. Whether the arena is a law firm, a medical group, a tech company, or any other work environment, Hardball for Women decodes male business culture and shows women how to break patterns of behavior that put them at a disadvantage. It explains how to get results when you "lean in" without being thrown off balance. Illustrated with real-life examples Hardball for Women teaches women how to:Successfully navigate middle management to become a leader in your fieldBe assertive without being obnoxiousDisplay confidenceEngage in smart self-promotionLead both men and women--and recognize the differences between themUse "power talk" language to your advantage

Hardball for Women : Winning at the Game of Business

by Susan K. Golant Pat Heim

From the book: "The majority of women in the business world today are oblivious to the fact that they are standing on a playing field while a game is being played around them. Until you realize that business is conducted as a sport, you'll never move ahead and you'll never win" --PAT HEIM Exploring from the ground up how boys and girls are taught to behave, author Pat Heim uses her extensive experience in the business world and a wide variety of research to show you how your behavior is interpreted to determine whether you are strong or weak, clear or vague, ambitious or passive, and, ultimately, promotable or not. Then she shows you how to understand the game of business and how to build on that understanding to succeed in your career. You'll master the following skills: How to lead men, and how to lead women. How to turn criticism and praise to your advantage. How to display confidence and power even when you feel frightened and powerless. How to be on either end of an attack during a business meeting and still remain cordial later. How to offer help so you're not seen as obstructionist. How to take risks. (continued from front flap) How to distinguish between the male and female version of a "team player." How to work with people you don't like. How to hide your vulnerability. The goal of Hardball for Women is to let you act rather than react, to help you see the rules that men play by and use them to meet your own goals, to make you feel comfortable, even exhilarated, with playing the competitive game. This book will give you the strategies that have worked to bring success in business.

The Hardball Handbook: How to Win at Life

by Chris Matthews

With his more than forty years' experience observing people and politicians in our nation's capital-ten of those years on Hardball, five nights a week-Chris Matthews has learned from the pros what it takes to be a success. Now Matthews shows us what we can learn from the world's most accomplished people and, more important, how we can emulate their best habits to improve our own lives.

Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told By One Who Knows The Game

by Chris Matthews

How politics is played by one who knows the game...Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics--from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's highest rated cable talk show Hardball. In this revised and updated edition of his political classic, he offers fascinating new stories of raw ambition, brutal rivalry, and exquisite seduction and reveals the inside rules that govern the game of power.

Hardball: Orca Sports

by Steven Barwin

Griffin's intent to win a baseball scholarship is put on hold when he must prove his cousin innocent of possessing steroids.

Hardball Selling

by Robert Shook

Straightforward secrets and strategies for salespeople who want to join the winning top 5 percent of the sales force Get your foot in the door Control the sale without manipulation Create a sense of urgency Let the buyer participate Learn the crucial subtleties of an aggressive approach Target the biggest sales Sell abroadAnd much moreFor many companies, 20 percent of their sales force generates 80 percent of their sales volume. In this hands-on guide, Robert L. Shook, a master salesman, teaches the high-pressure strategies that mean the difference between a super seller and a salesperson. The methods spelled out in this book describe what it takes to be in the elite 5 percent.In Hardball Selling, Shook inspires all salespeople to dare to be different and master hard selling without browbeating or offending customers. Shook spent 17 years in the trenches perfecting his successful strategies. Using the four basic principles of hardball selling, he guides you through all the steps, from getting past the "gatekeeper" to the single-minded tactics necessary to close a sale."Shook's Hardball Selling is provocative and controversial--and filled with wonderful selling tips. I highly recommend it to every salesperson."--Martin D. Shafiroff, the world's No. 1 stockbroker

Hardball (V.I. Warshawski Novels #13)

by Sara Paretsky

The long-awaited return of V.I. Warshawski Chicago politics-past, present, and future-take center stage in New York Times bestselling author Sara Peretsky's complex and compelling new V.I. Warshawski novel. When Warshawski is asked to find a man who's been missing for four decades, a search that she figured would be futile becomes lethal. Old skeletons from the city's racially charged history, as well as haunting family secrets-her own and those of the elderly sisters who hired her-rise up with a vengeance.

Hardboiled Cthulhu: Two-Fisted Tales of Tentacled Terror

by James Ambuehl

Hard hitting, hard edged, hardboiled stories that take Lovecraftian Mythos to places where only the toughest P.I.s, gangsters and creatures dwell. Venture into the urban sprawl and the dark places. Here the big sleep ends and the nightmares begin! Welcome to the world of Hardboiled Cthulhu!

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