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Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Briefwas first published in 2005 to meet the need for a simple and short book on parliamentary procedure. This second edition ofIn Briefis now updated and revised to match the new full edition ofRobert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, also published this year. Written by the same authorship team behind the officially sanctionedRobert's Rules of Order, this concise, user-friendly edition takes readers through the rules most often needed at meetings--from debates to amendments to nominations. With sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition,Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, In Briefis the essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.
The 101 Rules You Need to Know *but no one has ever told you You already have a million writing books. You know the principles, the lectures, the "expert" techniques. And you've discovered that sometimes tried-and-true just equals tired. In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques to improve your writing that include: Burn your journal (See rule 1) Strip down to your briefs (See rule 38) Spend time gossiping (See rule 61) Buy the smoking jacket (See rule 56) Skip the Starbucks (See rule 7) De-claim! De-claim! (See rule 63) Whether you're a fiction writer, freelancer, memoirist, or screenwriter, Robert's Rules of Writing gives you the unorthodox advice to transform your writing life and get published!
National bestseller and a Globe and Mail Best Book A fascinating, larger-than-life character, Davies left a treasure trove of stories about him when he died in 1995 -- expertly arranged here into a revealing portrait.From his student days onward, Robertson Davies made a huge impression on those around him. He was so clearly bound for a glorious future that some young friends even carefully preserved his letters. And everyone remembered their encounters with him.Later in life, as a world-famous writer, perhaps Canada's pre-eminent man of letters (who "looked like Jehovah"), he attracted people eager to meet him, who also vividly remembered their meetings. So when Val Ross set out in search of people's memories, she was faced with a wonderful embarrassment of riches. The one hundred or so contributors here range very widely. There are family memories, of course, and memories from colleagues in the academic world who knew him as a professor and the founding master of Massey College at the University of Toronto.Predictably, there are other major writers like Margaret Atwood and John Irving. Less predictably, there are people from the world of Hollywood, such as Norman Jewison and David Cronenberg (who remembers Davies on-set, peering through a camera lens as he researched his newest novel). And we even hear from his barber, and from his gardener, Theo Henkenhaf.Some speakers contribute just a lively paragraph; others several pages. Yet all of them, through the magic of Val Ross's art, help to create an intriguing, full-colour portrait of a complex man beloved by millions of readers around the world.From the Hardcover edition.
This collection of essays on the writing of Robertson Davies addresses the basic problems in reading his work by looking at the topics of doubling, disguise, irony, paradox, and dwelling in "gaps" or spaces "in between."
For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758-94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator, a fanatic who instigated the murderous Reign of Terror in 1793-94. This masterful biography combines new research into Robespierre's dramatic life with a deep understanding of society and the politics of the French Revolution to arrive at a fresh understanding of the man, his passions, and his tragic shortcomings. Peter McPhee gives special attention to Robespierre's formative years and the development of an iron will in a frail boy conceived outside wedlock and on the margins of polite provincial society. Exploring how these experiences formed the young lawyer who arrived in Versailles in 1789, the author discovers not the cold, obsessive Robespierre of legend, but a man of passion with close but platonic friendships with women. Soon immersed in revolutionary conflict, he suffered increasingly lengthy periods of nervous collapse correlating with moments of political crisis, yet Robespierre was tragically unable to step away from the crushing burdens of leadership. Did his ruthless, uncompromising exercise of power reflect a descent into madness in his final year of life? McPhee reevaluates the ideology and reality of "the Terror," what Robespierre intended, and whether it represented an abandonment or a reversal of his early liberalism and sense of justice.
Was Robespierre a bloodthirsty tyrant or a misunderstood man of virtue? Follow the French Revolution's most notorious leader from his "incorruptible" beginnings to his end on the guillotine.
At twenty-years-old, Robin MacKenzie is waiting for his life to start. Waiting until his summer working at a Philly restaurant is over and he's back with his boyfriend Peter. . . until the spring semester when he'll travel to London for an acting program. . . until the moment when the confidence he fakes starts to feel real. Engaging. . . capturing intimately the mood of the period. -Publishers WeeklyThen, one hot June weekend, Robin gets dumped by his boyfriend and quickly hits the road with his best friend George to find his teenaged sister, Ruby, who's vanished from a party at the Jersey Shore. A fresh, eloquent perspective to the oft-writ story of sexual and romantic coming of age. -Book MarksBut Ruby is on an adventure of her own, dressing in black, declaring herself an atheist, pulling away from the boyfriend she doesn't love--not the way she loves the bands whose fractured songs are the soundtrack to her life. Then a chance encounter puts Ruby in pursuit of a seductive but troubled boy who might be the key to her happiness, or a disaster waiting to happen. Now as their paths converge, Ruby and Robin will confront the sadness of their shared past and rebuild the bonds that still run deep. . . Lush. . . bittersweet. . . two characters who gleefully leap off the page. -Bay Area Reporter
In his award-winning bestseller The World of Normal Boys, K.M. Soehnlein introduced readers to the richly compelling voice of teenager Robin MacKenzie. In Robin and Ruby, he revisits Robin and his younger sister, masterfully depicting the turbulence of the mid-1980s--and that fleeting time between youth and adulthood, when everything we will become can be shaped by one unforgettable weekend. At twenty-years-old, Robin MacKenzie is waiting for his life to start. Waiting until his summer working at a Philly restaurant is over and he's back with his boyfriend Peter. . . until the spring semester when he'll travel to London for an acting program. . . until the moment when the confidence he fakes starts to feel real. Then, one hot June weekend, Robin gets dumped by his boyfriend and quickly hits the road with his best friend George to find his teenaged sister, Ruby, who's vanished from a party at the Jersey Shore. For years, his friendship with George has been the most solid thing in Robin's life. But lately there are glimpses of another George, someone Robin barely knows and can no longer take for granted. Ruby is on an adventure of her own, dressing in black, declaring herself an atheist, pulling away from the boyfriend she doesn't love--not the way she loves the bands whose fractured songs are the soundtrack to her life. Then a chance encounter puts Ruby in pursuit of a seductive but troubled boy who might be the key to her happiness, or a disaster waiting to happen. As their paths converge, Robin and Ruby confront the sadness of their shared past and rebuild the bonds that still run deep. In prose that is lyrical, compulsively readable, and exquisitely honest, K.M. Soehnlein brilliantly captures a family redefining itself and explores those moments common to us all--when freedom bumps up against responsibility, when sex blurs the line between friendship and love, and when what you stand for becomes more important than who you were raised to be.
For the first time in paperback, a new solo novel by a fantasy great. Set in the same world as Bardic Voices, Book I: The Lark and the Wren, this fantasy novel is "deft and readable . . . as lively as one might wish, and the reappearances of the Skull Hill Ghost from The Lark and the Wren are especially well-rendered" (Dragon).
Life in Sherwood Forest has never been livelier than with this selection of tales of the fun-loving outlaw and his merry men. A fast-moving adaptation of the classic adventure will delight older slow readers as well as kids reading on grade level.
From the early ballads that established his stories to the later additions of Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale, this book explores how the legend of Robin Hood grew.He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new book in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at Britain's most famous outlaw. It also enters the perilous world of Robin Hood scholarship with a critical review of the case for a 'historical' Robin Hood and a review of the mostly likely candidates. A perfect primer for young and old, this book covers both the fact and the fiction of Robin Hood.
Topsy turvy fairy tales, including Snow White; I Love Little Pussy; The Frog King; Rock-a-Bye Baby; Ring-a-Ring o' Roses; Robin Hood and His Miserable Men; Mary, Mary; and The Sleeping Beauty.
Sir Guy rushed Marian. He wore fine chain mail to the wrist and heavy horsehide gloves. He fended the woman back with his sword, then lashed out with his fist and hit her in the jaw, caught her by her black hair, yanked her forward and cuffed her again. "Marian Fitzooth," he breathed in her face, "it's over. Your husband is led astray. Your home burns. The children in the woods are dead. And you are mine!" Marian glared hatred in the wild torchlight as she felt underneath her for a dagger. The lord gestured with his chin to the cowed women and child and the sick man on the bed. "Kill them." The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking Clayton Emery for providing his accessible digital book to this community.
Robin Hood is an outlaw living in the heart of Sherwood Forest. In a time when laws are unfair and the poor must go hungry, Robin Hood is a friend of the poor. He takes money from the rich and helps all those who come through Sherwood Forest.
The Robin Hood Foundation is a charitable organization focused on alleviating problems caused by poverty in New York City. Michael M. Weinstein is the Foundations senior vice president, and Ralph M. Bradburd was a long-time consultant. Together, they worked to develop a metric-based approach called "relentless monetization," which made sure the money they took in and granted out was used effectively and resulted in long-term change. In this book, Weinstein and Bradburd describe their method, explaining how to measure, track, and present a project so as to realize its full potential. They share examples from the Foundations own experience with relentless monetization, opening the books on the obscure dynamics of a large grant-giving organization. The authors also show other nonprofit organizations how to implement their approach within their own fundraising and grant-giving strategies, and they discuss the best way to guarantee success in a variety of philanthropic endeavors. Drawing on their vast knowledge, the authors devote specific chapters to the difference between beneficial and detrimental philanthropic practices and their outcomes and provide targeted advice for funding "smart" nonprofit programs.
Learn the art of ceramics with a master! Step into the studio with master artist Robin Hopper as he opens the door to his more than 50-year exploration of ceramics in Robin Hopper Ceramics. Discover the "hows" and "whys" behind Robin's artistry while he shares his innovative insight, personal reflection and life's work. Robin Hopper Ceramics paints an intriguing self-portrait of the man within the legendary artist, teacher and arts activist as it urges artists to push themselves further in their work. More than 400 photos and illustrations showcase finished pieces, ideas and instructions ceramists can easily apply to their own work. Join Robin as he inspires and instructs artists on topics including form, surface, function, design, development and themes. This is the one autobiography that all ceramic artists should have in their studios to exhilarate, educate and encourage them to explore!
Identical twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield can't wait for their cousin Robin to come for a visit. But when Robin arrives, both twins like her so much that they don't want to share her -- even with each other. Soon they're fighting for Robin's attention. Can the three girls ever learn to play together?
"Delightfully fun," "witty" and "a writer to watch" (Booklist), Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner Robin Kaye continues to wow readers with her funny and sexy contemporary romances. <br><br>Now you can get three Robin Kaye books for one low price. This bundle includes Romeo, Romeo, Too Hot to Handle, and Breakfast in Bed, three wildly acclaimed, rollicking reads that'll start you laughing, keep you entertained, and leave you feeling great. <br><br><br>About the Books in This Bundle:<br>Romeo, Romeo<br><br>Rosalie Ronaldi doesn't have a domestic bone in her body. All she cares about is her career, so she survives on take-out and dirty martinis, keeps her shoes under the dining room table, her bras on the shower curtain rod, and her clothes on the couch. <br><br>Nick Romeo is every woman's fantasy - tall, dark, handsome, rich, really good in bed, AND he loves to cook and clean. He says he wants an independent woman, but when he meets Rosalie, all he wants to do is take care of her. Before too long, he's cleaned up her apartment, stocked her refrigerator, and adopted her dog. <br><br>So what's the problem? Just a little matter of mistaken identity, corporate theft, a hidden past in juvenile detention and one big nosy Italian family too close for comfort . . . <br><br>"The main characters in this all-around feel-good read have so much personality they almost jump off the page. 4/5 Stars!" -Romantic Times<br><br>"Robin Kaye is sure to leave readers looking for a good Italian meal and a man as delicious as the hero. " -BookPage<br><br><br>Too Hot to Handle<br>Dr. Mike Flynn's single mom taught him early how to cook and clean, and there's nothing like vacuuming or doing dishes to help a guy relax. Annabelle Ronaldi is an artist without a domestic bone in her body. Since her fiance's death, she can't paint, and life looks hopeless. <br><br>Until the day after her sister's wedding, when she wakes up with Mike next to her in bed, and then she's really beside herself - because the handsome stranger is a dead ringer for her dead fiance. <br><br>After their mind-blowing one night stand, Mike is sure this is the woman he wants to take care of forever, but she acts like she's seen a ghost. While Mike sets to work wooing Annabelle, she sets to work sniffing out the truth of the convoluted family secret that turns everybody's lives upside down. <br><br>"A sensational story that sizzles with sex appeal. " -The Long and Short of It<br><br>"A rollicking romance that's sure to please!" -Romance Reader at Heart<br><br><br>Breakfast in Bed<br>Rich Ronaldi is almost the complete package-smart, sexy, great job-but when his girlfriend dumps him, Rich swears he'll learn to cook and clean just to win her back. . . <br><br>Rich is the only guy Becca Larsen's ever met who hasn't tried to change her. She's glad to help him master the domestic arts, but she'll be damned if he'll start cooking in another woman's kitchen-or bedroom. . . <br><br>"With snappy dialogue, complex characters and an intricate web of relationships, Kaye has created an extended family that's both honest and enjoyable. 4/5 Stars!" -Romantic Times<br><br>"Readers will be absolutely delighted with the witty dialogue and klutzy scenes that are fast-paced and laugh out loud funny. Reviewer Top Pick!" -Night Owl Romance<br>
Robin Rescues Dinner: 52 Weeks of Quick-Fix Meals, 350 Recipes, and a Realistic Plan to Get Weeknight Dinners on the Tableby Robin Miller
Set the table for fantastic weeknight meals with the help of Food Network star Robin Miller. It's great to have an ambitious plan to cook healthy dinners from scratch every night. It's an entirely different story to execute it! Not to worry. Robin Miller-star of Food Network's Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller and Robin to the Rescue is here to save the day. Known for her quick, bright ideas for healthy and satisfying meals, Robin shares her unique and completely realistic strategy for a busy workweek in Robin Rescues Dinner. It's as simple as planning three dishes in advance so that you're prepared, no matter what the week brings! Here you'll find 52 weeks of meals, each including three weeknight main dishes, heaps of suggestions for morphing one dish into another, a bounty of side dishes and desserts, and clever tips and techniques to speed up preparation time. Robin pairs her practical know-how with delectable flavors in more than 350 brand-new recipes brought to life in 38 beautiful color photographs. Starting in January and ending in December, the recipes follow the seasons, with comforting cold-weather dishes in winter and summer plates that make the most of seasonal produce. With Robin Rescues Dinner, weeknight dinners have never been easier-or more delicious!
Robin Takes 5: 500 Recipes, 5 Ingredients or Less, 500 Calories or Less, for 5 Nights per Week at 5:00 PMby Robin Miller
This isn't the flashiest book on the shelf, but if you're a busy parent, it will likely be the one you use the most. Miller, a best-selling author, host of Food Network's Quick Fix Meals,and mother of two sons, knows what it's like to have to get a healthful, quick meal on the table in a matter of minutes and can help you accomplish the same. --San Antonio Express-News. This fun assortment of Robin's best ideas makes it a cinch to serve healthy, memorable meals without spending all your time in the kitchen. --The Boomer Brief. It's 5:00 PM. Everyone's hungry. It's takeout or fakeout, meaning nuking a processed meal from the freezer. But there's a third option that doesn't include processed food or an unhealthy heap of calories and fat--Robin Takes 5. Imagine quickly preparing delicious meals for yourself, your friends, and your family with just 5 fabulous ingredients. Does it get any better? Absolutely, with Robin Takes 5. The book features 500 recipes and each dish is a mouthwatering 500 calories or less. Two-color recipe text complements full-color photography inserts. In addition, helpful icons note ideal recipes for holidays and entertaining as well as recipes with less than 500 mg of sodium. That's not all--nutritional information is given for each recipe. In Robin Takes 5, 500 recipes highlight at least 10 different ethnic cuisines, and dishes range from soups, pizzas, and pastas, to chicken, beef, pork, seafood, side dishes, and desserts. Consider 70 recipes just for chicken, such as Cashew Crusted Chicken with Roasted Jalapeno-Mango Chutney, and 50 dessert recipes, such as Orange Marmalade Tart with Chocolate Covered Almonds. Consider yourself armed for mealtime. The next time the clock strikes 5:00 PM and you want both noshing and nourishment, check out Robin Takes 5.
200 time-saving recipes from bestselling cookbook author and Food Network celebrity chef Robin Miller that allow you to "Quick Fix It" your way to get home-cooked meals on the table every night, no matter what your schedule. "Robin to the Rescue" contains recipes organized by course/main ingredient so you can find recipes for what you're in the mood for fast. For ease of planning, each recipe says how long it will take to prep, active cooking time, and walk-away time (the time a dish can be left to cook without your supervision). A new feature for this book will be that each recipe will allow you to Quick Fix it your way, namely it will tell you how a particular recipe can be turned into a Meal Kit; prepared in a slow cooker; doubled up so you can bank a batch in your freezer for nights when you have no time for meal preparation at all, aside from pushing buttons on the microwave; and/or morphed into another meal you can enjoy later in the week. "Robin to the Rescue" is a uniquely versatile book, allowing the reader to tailor recipe prep to her own particular needs.
This book contains profanity and some descriptions of medical consequences of sexual encounters. Scottish author Andy Dougan holds Robin Williams in high esteem as he demonstrates in this unauthorized biography of one of America's best loved comedians. Through his interviews with Robin Williams, interviews with his friends and colleagues and extensive quotes of interviews Mr. Williams has given to Playboy and People magazines, nearly half of this biography is in Williams' own words. Beginning with the first manifestations of the humor the lonely only child used to exchange with his often absent mother, to the humor that deflected bullies at school, to the humor he used to ease the tension in his acting classes at Julliard to the humor that won the heart of America in Mork and Mindy and Good Morning Vietnam, Dougan traces Williams development from a self absorbed loner to a manic, substance abusing, womanizing actor/comedian who was too insecure to listen to the silence. Dougan traces Robin Williams's growing maturity through his first serious romance, through his first marriage where he was at the same time needy and unfaithful, to his second marriage where he had come to treasure family life. Williams set out to be a serious actor, but it was his irrepressible, spontaneous, train of thought and associative humor which captured the attention of professionals and public alike in stand-up comedy clubs and on television. Williams has made many films, often choosing challenging roles rather than parts sure to break records at the box office. In this biography you will make the journey with him through desperate depression and addiction, failed projects and disappointments to the films which have made him proud and showcased his talent as a comedian as in Mrs. Doubtfire and his serious acting abilities in Awakenings, and his ability to entertain children like his own in Aladdin. The pages are full of Hollywood background material and trivia and the author's pleasant style, fair minded approach and forward momentum will hold any reader's interest. The extensive filmography, list of Williams' top ten grossing movies at the box office, list of sources by chapter and complete index are included and have been carefully checked.
Learn design theory and practical know-how from the award-winning author/design team, Robin Williams and John Tollett! Robin Williams introduced design and typographic principles to legions of readers with her best-selling Non-Designer's book series. Now she and designer/co-author John Tollett take you to the next level of creative design with practical advice and lessons in composition, visual impact, and design challenges. Presented in Robin and John's signature style--writing that is so crystal clear, it's accessible to absolutely anyone--and illustrated with hundreds of full-color design examples, the ideas in this book tackle design theory, visual puns, and layout and graphics strategies for real-world projects. Developing designers will appreciate the authors' imaginative approach and well-chosen examples. Discover practical and effective design principles and concepts--and how to apply them to virtually any project. Learn why some designs are attention-getting and others are not. Learn how to choose just the right look--corporate or casual, classic or trendy--for specific types of projects, such as business cards, letterhead and envelopes, newsletters and brochures, logos, advertising, and more. Test your design acumen by comparing before-and-after examples. Find a wealth of inspiration for your own design projects. Gain insight into the design process by studying the work of guest designers, who offer their personal commentary and insights.
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