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The Way of the Champion: Lessons from Sun Tzu's the Art of War and Other Tao Wisdom for Sports & Lifeby Chungliang Al Huang Jerry Lynch
Martial artists, great warriors, coaches, generals, and successful corporate CEOs have all effectively used the strategies for winning found in Sun Tzu's Art of War.<P><P>Authors Jerry Lynch and Chungliang Al Huang, using lessons from the The Art of War, as well as other ancient Taoist books such as the I Ching and Tao Te Ching, teach readers to develop the capacities and qualities that make a champion-such as high self-esteem, courage, fortitude, determination, perseverance, tenacity, self-awareness, integrity, the ability to take risks, and the ability to learn from failure.The emphasis on self-awareness, tactical positioning, and strategic advantage means that practitioners win through inner growth and self-improvement-giving them a universal competitive edge.
From the moment Derrick meets Sarah he knows there is no one else for him. Derek is a poor tough street kid made into a billionaire's protégé and groomed for wealth and success. Sarah sees only an unshaven tough kid covered with tattoos. She shuts down every advance. A decade later, will Sarah finally set aside her prejudices and open her heart to true love? Or will dark shadows from their long forgotten past tear them apart forever?
Healthy Cooking - Traditional Food - Vibrant Health Confused about nutrition? Kelly sets the record straight ... Sally Fallon Morell It's a nutritional wasteland out there, but the good news is Kelly is throwing you a lifeline. Jimmy Moore Kelly the Kitchen Kop's Real Food for Rookies is a simple, practical tool for navigating that modern day minefield otherwise known as the supermarket! Sarah Pope Kelly's Real Food for Rookies is one of the first resources I recommend ... Jenny McGruther Superbly written and researched, easy to use and understand, this is the BEST guide to buying Real Food I have ever seen. Stanley A. Fishman If you're making the transition to eating Real Food, you need this book. Kristen Michaelis Real food for rookies ... promotes the health of families and communities ... Pete Kennedy, Esq. ... a must-have for anyone who desires to save money and adopt a real-food lifestyle. Hallee Bridgeman
God calls His people to action. The collective sins of a nation have orphaned tens of thousands - overwhelming the system, flooding our courts - as the Church stands idly by. In No Higher Call, Bradford Smith issues the starkest of challenges and clearest of calls resonating in one decisive question - where exactly is your heart?
Three half-sisters, Robin, Maxine, and Sarah, share one nightmarish past. With the world and the scars of the past against them, can the three of them find love and learn to live a life of faith?
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a cookbook! Move over men of steel! Make room mutants, aliens, and chemically or radioactively enhanced rescuers! Prepare to assemble your spatulas and get your "Flame on!" while the heroic Hallee the HomemakerTM (whose secret identity is Christian author and blogger Hallee Bridgeman) swings into action and shows her mettle with her third title in the Hallee's Galley parody cookbook series. Is your skillet-sense starting to tingle? Don't start crawling the walls, worthy citizen. Hallee constructs comic fun, jabbing at the cultural obsession with super powered heroes and villains. Along the way, readers will thrill to action packed explanations, daring "do it yourself" techniques, tremendous tips, and lots of real food/whole food recipes that achieve truly heroic heights. Ironically, while just a mild mannered cookbook by day, wrapped in a parody and surrounded by a comedy by night -- the recipes are absolutely real and within the grasp of ordinary beings. Along with revealing the stark truth about pepper and pots, learn how to clean and season cast iron and care for cookware so it will last for generations. Recipes run the gamut from red meats to vegetables and from fish to fowl. Super skillet breads and divine desserts rush to the rescue. In these colorful pages, you might just discover the x-factor to overcome even the most sinister kitchen confrontation. With Iron Skillet Man fighting for you, ordinary meals transform into extraordinary super powered provisions, whether cooking over a campfire or a conventional stove top.
Stage and screen legend VIRGINIA BENOIT performs for standing room only crowds in her adopted home of France. When the Nazis roll into Paris, she flees to Casablanca, taking the heart of an enemy Colonel with her. While in there, Virginia devises a plan to use her position, talent, and influence with the high ranking Axis officer to aid the Allied cause. Virginia joins the Virtues team, assigned the code-name HOPE. Her keen mind trains in the craft of espionage. After staging a rift with the US, she returns to Paris, hiding undercover in plain sight, and spies on the enemy. All is well until the Third Reich imprisons the Virtues wireless operator, code named Temperance. As the Virtues engineer a plan to rescue Temperance from the Gestapo's clutches, Virginia takes to the stage to play her part in the daring mission. Will the murderous racism of the Nazi High Command prevent her from fulfilling her duties? HOMELAND'S HOPE is part two of seven serialized novellas entitled the Virtues and Valor series.
HELEN MULBERRY, the youngest child and only daughter of a wealthy Texas oil tycoon, has always had her every wish granted immediately. When the Germans march into France, no one denies her request to fly her plane to England and help free up a male pilot for combat. Her father's influence opens doors, and 19 year old Helen joins the Virtues team. Now under the code-name FAITH, she flies between Britain and France, transporting passengers, supplies, or performing reconnaissance. The Nazis guard their skies with vigor, and Helen learns to fly in combat, land in a field with no lights, and evade the anti-aircraft fire. She masterfully takes on each mission, despite the perceptions and chauvinistic attitudes of many of the male pilots. Shot down over France during the mission to rescue the agent code named TEMPERANCE from the clutches of the Gestapo, Helen must make her way through enemy territory with no language skills and somehow come through with a means to get her team back to Britain. Can she save them, or will they all find that they have no way out?
When Jael of Rogan, known as the Lady of the Haven, and her husband, William, Prince of Coldthwaite are sent on a mission to reunite their war-torn kingdom, they face a darker enemy than either has ever encountered. Will their love survive? Cragmorton - beautiful but rugged region in the far northern reaches of Coldthwaite, has seen more than its share of difficulty. Long abandoned, the castle's dark halls are shrouded in mystery; the scene of a heartrending tragedy. Here, Jael receives a frightening vision of an enemy from a distant land who pillages and destroys everything in his path. As the dark clouds of war gather on the horizon, William leads his men into battle - one that will stretch far beyond the boundaries of Coldthwaite. As war and pestilence, death and illness swirl about her stealing lives and livelihoods, Jael must learn to lead Coldthwaite, a woman alone, standing in the king's stead. Battered by the harsh waves of life, she and her family face an unknown future fueled by faith in a strong God, praying for deliverance and Prince William's soon return. Will she ever see his face again?
If you could go back in time and save someone you loved, would you do it? Hannah's ability to time travel has always been something she feared. It was uncontrollable and came with life-threatening risks. However, when Hannah is unable to cope with grief, she decides to use that which had been her enemy. She is going to travel back in time to prevent the tragedy from ever happening. Unfortunately, nothing goes according to plan. Seth finds out about Hannah's intentions and takes measures to protect her. But when they discover that the reality of history isn't what it had appeared, a simple mission to save a life becomes much more complicated. Their intervention has now changed their own future and endangered many lives, including their own. Can they elude their enemies to find the vital evidence they need to fix the timeline? Or will Hannah's choice have an even greater cost than she can imagine? THE CHOICE is Book 4 in the YESTERDAY series.
Bobby Kent's name is synonymous with modern Country Music and he is no stranger to running from overzealous fans and paparazzo. But now he must protect his daughter and Carol, the mother of his only child, from a vicious and ruthless serial killer bent on their destruction.
Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge, now in its 4th edition, combines the pleasure of hiking with the wonder of one of nature's most captivating sights: waterfalls. <P><P>Outlining hikes that feature more than 110 waterfalls in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this guide has been updated with 30 new waterfalls, updates to existing routes, and new photos. Offering something for hikers of every level of experience, waterfalls range in height from 10 to 500 feet, some requiring no hike at all while others include hikes of up to 10 miles. In this guide, today's most experienced guidebook author Johnny Molloy teams up with Nicole Blouin and Marilou & Steve Bordonaro to introduce hikers to waterfalls spanning 2 states, 4 national forests, 3 national parks, and 8 state parks all throughout the Blue Ridge.
Based upon the historical bandit Song Jiang and his companions, this Chinese equivalent of the English classic Robin Hood and His Merry Men is an epic tale of rebellion against tyranny and has been thrilling and inspiring readers for hundreds of years.<P><P>This edition of the classic J. H. Jackson translation features a new preface and introduction by Edwin Lowe, which gives the history of the book and puts the story into perspective for modern readers. First translated into English by Pearl S. Buck in 1933 as All Men Are Brothers, the original edition of the J.H. Jackson translation appeared under the title The Water Margin in 1937. In this updated edition, Edwin Lowe addresses many of the shortcomings found in the original J.H. Jackson translation, and replaces the original grit and flavor of Shuihui Zhuan found in Chinese versions, including the sexual seduction, explicit descriptions of brutality and barbarity, and the profane voices of the thieving, scheming, drinking, fighting, pimping lower classes of Song Dynasty China. Similarly, the Chinese deities, Bodhisattvas, gods and demons have reclaimed their true names, as has the lecherous, over-sexed and ill-fated Ximen Qing. All of which was sanitized out when first published in 1937.
The mainstream media are trying to discredit our victory in Iraq by saying there was no reason to take out Saddam. But Oliver North knows better. He was there.<P><P> Embedded with Marine and Army units for FOX News Channel during Operation Iraqi Freedom, North (himself a decorated combat veteran) vividly tells the story his camera gave us glimpses of during the campaign to liberate Iraq. This updated edition features a new chapter detailing the events after the end of major hostilities--including the capture of Saddam Hussein--and brand-new action photos straight from the front line.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh presents the true path to a personal and global ethic in this stand alone chapter from Good Citizens, Creating Enlightened Society, by Thich Nhat Hanh.
We first meet its young protagonist, Adrià Guinart, as he is leaving Barcelona out of boredom and a thirst for freedom, embarking on a long journey through the backwaters of a rural land that one can only suppose is Catalonia, accompanied by the interminable, distant rumblings of an indefinable war. <P><P> In vignette-like chapters and with a narrative style imbued with the fantastic, Guinart meets with numerous adventures and peculiar characters who offer him a composite, if surrealistic, view of an impoverished, war-ravaged society and shape his perception of his place in the world.As in Rodoreda's Death in Spring, nature and death play an fundamental role in a narrative that often takes on a phantasmagoric quality and seems to be a meditation on the consequences of moral degradation and the inescapable presence of evil.Mercè Rodoreda (1908-1983) is widely regarded as the most important Catalan writer of the twentieth century. Exiled in France and Switzerland following the Spanish Civil War, Rodoreda began writing the novels and short stories--Twenty-Two Short Stories, The Time of the Doves, Camellia Street, Garden by the Sea--that would eventually make her internationally famous.
Walking is the most popular physical activity in North America, and for good reason: it can be done by people of all ages and all levels of physical ability, the risk of injury is low, and it doesn't require a carload of expensive equipment. <P><P>Best of all, brisk walking for just 30 minutes four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and other health problems. This comprehensive guide helps readers make the most of their walking. It offers two step-by-step programs developed by fitness professionals; advice on shoes, clothing, nutrition, and routes; tips on staying motivated and avoiding injury; stories from real-life walkers; and ways to include friends and family. Whether the goal is to return to activity, reduce the risk of illness and injury, or to minimize one's impact on the environment, this encouraging book helps readers put their best foot forward.
Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne--human survivors of a zombie apocalypse--don't know much about philosophy, but philosophical ideas continue to shamble on through their world, and there's no excape from them.<P><P>The Walking Dead is both a hugely successful comics series and a popular TV show. This epic story of a zombie apocalypse is unique. It focuses on the long-term individual, social, and moral consequences of survival by small groups of humans in a world overrun by infected zombies.Guns, chainsaws, and machetes are not enough for survival: humans also need agreement on rules of conduct. Can equality or fairness have any polace in the post-apocalyptic world? Do theft or even assault and murder become okay under desperate circumstances? Who should be recognized as having political authority? What about eating human flesh? Should survivors have children?As zombies have low IQs, terrible manners, and the overpowering urge to eat people, do they have any rights at all? Am I still me if I become a zombie? Do zombies know anything? are they rational? Would it be ethical to train a zombie and keep it as a pet? What the heck are P-zombies? And why would we all jump at the chance
A woman cultivates a knack for walking on water, but is undermined by her husband's brain, which he removes each night when he returns home from work; a couple overcomes the irksome mischief of the gods; a skeptical dragon wonders what sex is all about: this is the world of Kristiina Ehin.<P><P> From the 2007 British Poetry Society Popescu prize winner for European poetry in translation: a series of comic, surreal adventures. Kristiina Ehin's quirky voice takes each story directly from the dream state, at times stubborn and resistant, at other times masochistically compliant. Ehin offers up modern folktales in which the very nature of our human identity is at stake-rampant with images and archetypes both new and old, and mediated by the abrupt changes we can only experience in dreams. KRISTIINA EHIN is a highly acclaimed performer of her poetry, prose and drama in Estonian as well as English. This is her first book of stories to be published in the U.S. In her native Estonia, she has published six volumes of poetry, three books of short stories and a retelling of South-Estonian folk tales. She has written plays, as well as poetic radio broadcasts. She has won Estonia's most prestigious poetry prize for Kaitseala-a book of poems and journal entries written during a year spent living as a nature reserve warden on an otherwise uninhabited island off Estonia's north coast. In the UK, she has published six translated books of poetry and three of prose.
Without warning, ordinary people find their lives forever changed by the intervention of divine beings. But meddling with the living does not always go according to plan and the angels themselves fall under an all-too-mortal spell--longing for love or thirsting for wicked revenge.<P><P>With stories from such world-renowned authors of fantasy and horror as Michael Bishop, Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Graham Masterton, Robert Silverberg, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Jane Yolen, Visitants presents a breathtaking collection of stories in which Heaven's hosts reveal themselves on Earth and fallen angels struggle toward final redemption.
In this impassioned argument, Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of violence drawn from contemporary life, Balibar tests the limits of political philosophy to formulate new, productive conceptions of war, revolution, sovereignty, and class. Using the pathbreaking thought of Derrida as a starting point, Balibar designs a topography of cruelty converted into extremism by ideology, juxtaposing its subjective forms (identity delusions, the desire for extermination, and the pursuit of vengeance) and its objective manifestations (capitalist exploitation and an institutional disregard for life). Through a lively engagement with Marx, Hegel, Hobbes, Clausewitz, Schmitt, and Luxemburg, Balibar advances a new understanding of politics as antiviolence and a fresh approach to achieving and sustaining civility. Rooted in the principles of transformation and empowerment, Balibar's versatile theory brings hope to a world increasingly divided by difference even as it draws closer together.
Editor and sleuth Claire Rawlings and her 12-year-old sidekick Meredith visit a cozy New England inn where murder is an unwanted guest.
While teaching writing at an artists colony in Woodstock, mystery editor Claire Rawlings gets some bad vibes from the writers there. And things only get worse when she finds the colony's resident beauty dead in the bathtub.
Why should we save America's wilderness areas? True and lasting protection for the environment, political science professor Jo Arney argues, will be borne of a shared understanding of the answer to this question. <P><P>Wilderness and the Common Good attempts to provide an answer by examining how wilderness and its preservation enriches human lives.Jo Arney is an associate professor in the department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Her main area of teaching and research interest is in environmental politics and policy. Arney is also one of the lead scholars in the creation of a nationwide blended course about the stewardship of public lands being developed by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.Arney lives on an old farmstead in Coon Valley, Wisconsin, with her husband, Jeremy, canine companions, Marley and Huck, and feline companions, Lincoln and Carter. Her hobbies include gardening, camping, hiking, and sitting around a campfire whenever possible.
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