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Una fiebre de ti mismo. Poesía del romanticismo inglés

by Varios Autores

Una antología que reúne los grandes nombres del romanticismo inglés. «El soplo de la más humilde de las flores puede ofrecer pensamientos que a menudo encuentro demasiado profundos para desgarrarlos.» Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lord Byron, Shelley y Keats constituyen una secuencia que bajo el nombre de poesía romántica inglesa puede citarse al lado del teatro griego o de la novela rusa como una de las cimas indiscutibles del espíritu humano, y del que ningún lector inquieto debería privarse. Escritos en la encrucijada de un absolutismo que se resiste a desvanecerse y una revolución liberal que no termina de cuajar, y con un ánimo incapaz de confiar en promesas divinas pero que no puede dejar de ver un halo de trascendencia en la naturaleza, estos poemas son ejemplos de tensión humana y de indagación expresiva. Las sensuales meditaciones de Wordsworth sobre la caducidad y el tiempo, los paisajes helados y mágicos de Coleridge, la altivez revolucionaria -en la política y en el corazón- de Byron, las prodigiosas y exquisitas odas de Keats y los desvíos visionarios de Shelley, de quien recogemos por primera vez en castellano su obra maestra, El triunfo de la vida, concurren en las luminosas páginas de un libro que sirve en nuevas traducciones de Gonzalo Torné un conjunto de poemas sin los que la humanidad no sería la misma.

Los Médici. Una reina al poder (Los Médici #Volumen 3)

by Matteo Strukul

Tercera entrega de la saga histórica que recrea la historia de la familia más poderosa del Renacimiento. Best seller internacionalMás de 400.000 ejemplares vendidosPremio Bancarella 2017 Francia, 1536. Cuando el delfín, Francisco de Valois, es asesinado, la posición de Catalina de Médici en la corte se complica: es la principal sospechosa del magnicidio. Francisco I, rey de Francia, es el único que cree en su inocencia. Sin embargo, Catalina se siente débil, y no solo porque su marido, Enrique II, prefiere a su amante, la temible Diana de Poitiers, sino porque no consigue tener descendencia. Convencida de que es víctima de una maldición, busca la ayuda de Nostradamus. Él es el único que podrá ayudarla a ser madre. La crítica ha dicho...«Imponente serie histórica... Enorme el trabajo de investigación histórica de Strukul, que ha compuesto sus libros como los thrillers de los que es maestro. Mucha adrenalina, narración envolvente, con una pizca de trama negra que redondea la historia.»Corriere della Sera «En las historias de Matteo Strukul prevalecen la acción y la emoción, y los personajes son extraordinarios.»La Repubblica «Las novelas de Matteo Strukul son pura adrenalina.»Panorama «Matteo Strukul se confirma como un verdadero maestro del género, conjugando perfectamente acción, aventura y suspense.»Il Manifesto

El beso de Tosca

by Vicente Garrido Nieves Abarca

Lo sublime y lo perverso se unen en cada una de las páginas del esperado nuevo thriller de Nieves Abarca y Vicente Garrido, el tándem literario más aplaudido y leído de la actual novela negra. Encerrados en un hotel de Paseo de Gracia, tres individuos planean un acto que conmocionará a la ciudad y al país entero, pero son solo sombras en una ciudad que tiene su propia pesadilla: un sangriento asesino en serie que tiene en vilo a la policía. Mientras, un cantante de ópera se enfrenta al asesinato de su mejor amigo y al difícil reto de triunfar por primera vez en el Gran Teatro del Liceu... El lector sentirá el gozo culpable de verse atrapado en las diferentes tramas del mundo de la ópera, los entresijos del boxeo, la trata de blancas y la corrupción del poder, que se entrelazan en cada capítulo hasta el clímax de las últimas páginas. Y, por si fuera poco, una amenaza desconocida por todos camina implacable hacia el terrible final. La crítica ha dicho...«Una novela "pasapáginas", de esas que empiezas y no puedes soltar.»Librería Estudio en Escarlata «Acción a raudales y lectores sin uñas.»Inma Muñoz, El Dominical «Garrido y Abarca comparten una pasión feroz por el conocimiento del lado oscuro del ser humano.»Isabel Valdés, El País

Going Social: Excite Customers, Generate Buzz, and Energize Your Brand with the Power of Social Media

by Jeremy Goldman

If you're not social, it's like you're not even there. That's how critical social media marketing has become. Businesses everywhere are struggling to adapt, but transitioning from traditional marketing to online engagement is fraught with questions, such as: How much is a Facebook "like" worth? How can you effectively engage online influencers? What are the best dashboards for monitoring multiple social channels simutaneously? How do you keep it all going around the clock? For more than a decade, author Jeremy Goldman has helped companies inject "social" into their processes. In Going Social, he explains the ins-and-outs of platforms such as Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, and others - and shows readers how to: - Formulate a social strategy - Pinpoint their audience and where they "live" online - Give their brand a unique voice and personality - Get good at listening - Create relevant, engaging content - Identify and reward influencers - Build strong bonds with bloggers - Become truly customer-centric - Avoid pitfalls when possible - and respond to negative feedback when a misstep is made - Cultivate brand spokespeople - Use targeting to engage more effectively - Turn employees into social marketers - Engage with ROI in mind The digital landscape offers unprecedented opportunities to breathe new life into brands, spread the word about products, and magnify loyalty. Featuring insights from entrepreneurs, social media directors, community managers, bloggers, and other experts, Going Social is an indispensable guide to connecting with customers in the brave new social frontier.

Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy That Grabs Their Attention and Compels Them to Buy

by Maria Veloso

With the rise of social networks, "Twitterized" attention spans, and new forms of video content, the techniques that worked in crafting attention-grabbing, clickable, and actionable online copy a few years ago are simply not as effective today. Thoroughly revised, the third edition of Web Copy That Sells gives readers proven methods for achieving phenomenal success with their online sales and marketing efforts. They will learn to: Use psychological tactics that compel Web surfers to buy * Create effective, highly-targeted Facebook ads * Test copy to maximize response * Write online marketing video scripts that sell * Craft compelling copy forinteractive advertising banners * Produce high-converting video sales letters * And more Proven and practical, Web Copy That Sells shows how to quickly turn lackluster sites into "perpetual money machines," streamline key messages down to irresistible "cyber bites" . . . and ensure that Web copy, e-mail, and marketing communications pack a fast, powerful - and sales generating - punch.

Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network

by John Vogelsang Maya Townsend Matt Minahan David Jamieson Judy Vogel Annie Viets Cathy Royal Lynne Valek

The role of human resources is no longer limited to hiring, managing compensation, and ensuring compliance. Since the 1990s, a transformation has occurred. Companies are calling upon a new breed of HR professionals to behave as organization development consultants, helping to determine priorities in running the business, design how work gets done,craft strategy, and shape culture. A compendium of the best thinking on the subject, Handbook for Strategic HR includes more than 80 articles from the renowned OD Practitioner. It introduces readers to core organization development strategies and skills, giving them creative approaches, practical tips, and proven methods to help them: - See the big picture, think systemically, and strategically identify where best to foster change in their organization - Team up with consultants and senior-level staff in leading a change project - Put employee engagement to practical use and involve "minds, hearts, and hands" in the important work of the organization - Operate effectively in cross-cultural and virtual working situations Comprehensive and practical, this forward-thinking book enables readers to become key partners in leading their organizations forward.

Creating Effective IEPs: A Guide to Developing, Writing, and Implementing Plans for Teachers

by Nancy Burton

Creating Effective IEPs: A Guide to Developing, Writing, and Implementing Plans for Teachers is a brief primer on Individualized Education Plans that has been developed as a custom supplement for textbooks in Introduction to Education, Introduction to Inclusion, and SPED Teaching Strategies. The Individualized Education Plan is one of the most important parts of an exceptional child’s education – it is the document shared among teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals and parents that outlines the accommodations and strategies for educating a child with special needs. An effective IEP must be well-thought out, clearly defined, and embraced by all parties involved in a child’s education, including administrators and parents. This primer provides practical instruction for writing IEPs, leading IEP meetings, and implementing the goals in a classroom setting. Practical exercises and real-world appendices help make the material accessible for students preparing to enter the workforce.

Autoethnography: Process, Product, and Possibility for Critical Social Research

by Sherick A. Hughes Julie L. Pennington

Autoethnography: Process, Product, and Possibility for Critical Social Research by Sherick A. Hughes and Julie L. Pennington provides a short introduction to the methodological tools and concepts of autoethnography, combining theoretical approaches with practical “how to” information. Written for social science students, teachers, teacher educators, and educational researchers, the text shows readers how autoethnographers collect, analyze, and report data. With its grounding in critical social theory and inclusion of innovative methods, this practical resource will move the field of autoethnography forward.

The Action Research Guidebook: A Process for Pursuing Equity and Excellence in Education

by Richard D. Sagor Charlene Denise Williams

Think of yourself as an educational architect By tapping into the power of action research, you can improve overall student performance, eliminate achievement gaps, and enhance your own efficacy and morale. In the third edition of this bestselling guidebook, you’ll find: New insights on how to use reflective practice, qualitative and quantitative methods, and culturally responsive teaching to improve the success of all students A field-tested, four-stage action research process to lead you from brainstorming to breakthrough Illustrative examples, charts, handouts, worksheets, and sample action research reports to demystify and simplify the action research process

The Action Research Guidebook: A Process for Pursuing Equity and Excellence in Education

by Richard D. Sagor Charlene Denise Williams

Think of yourself as an educational architect By tapping into the power of action research, you can improve overall student performance, eliminate achievement gaps, and enhance your own efficacy and morale. In the third edition of this bestselling guidebook, you’ll find: New insights on how to use reflective practice, qualitative and quantitative methods, and culturally responsive teaching to improve the success of all students A field-tested, four-stage action research process to lead you from brainstorming to breakthrough Illustrative examples, charts, handouts, worksheets, and sample action research reports to demystify and simplify the action research process

La parte de los ángeles

by Marian Izaguirre

La parte de los Ángeles es la historia de una ruptura en la que Izaguirre se vale «del amor, el vino y la música» para reinventar las experiencias de una historia de amor que se vuelve con el tiempo en de desamor. Premio de Novela Ateneo - Ciudad de Valladolid en 2011 Irene, su hija Candela y su nieto Nicolás, de apenas tres años, han alquilado una casa en el Cabo de Gata. Irene, brillante solista en el pasado y ahora profesora de violín, ha dejado su trabajo para ocuparse de Candela, que atraviesa el descalabro de una separación. Para Irene, el idílico rincón almeriense ha sido siempre un refugio. Algo parecido a un hogar en una vida llena de viajes. Y algunos, no siempre elegidos. La novela transcurre entre Rotterdam, Siena, Nueva York, Londres y el Cabo de Gata, lugares en los que Irene ha compartido veinte años con su marido, un famoso director de orquesta que la abandonó por una mujer más joven. Cuidar ahora de su hija es una oportunidad para detenerse y pensar, para dejar de culparse y de culpar, abandonar el rencor que todo lo enturbia y comenzar una vida nueva. Esa que parece estar llamando a su puerta desde el otro lado de la calle. Reseña:«La música, presente a lo largo del libro, no aparece como decorado, sino que el lector se tendrá que implicar en las construcciones musicales, en las mismas piezas que se describen, desde las emociones a los rasgos técnicos.»Miguel Giráldez, El Correo Gallego

El asco: Thomas Bernhard en San Salvador

by Horacio Castellanos Moya

El libro más emblemático y controvertido de Castellanos Moya. Seleccionado por Babelia entre los 100 mejores libros de los últimos 25 años. El asco, una de las novelas más celebradas de Horacio Castellanos Moya, es sin duda la más controvertida de toda su producción y aquella por la que los lectores de su país le recordarán siempre. En sus páginas, el autor se propuso «hacer una demolición cultural y política de San Salvador, al igual que Thomas Bernhard la había hecho de Salzburgo», y el resultado es una novela extraordinariamente incisiva y mordaz, un ajuste de cuentas y una crítica feroz a su país, por la que recibió amenazas de muerte que lo forzaron a emprender el camino del exilio. Tras la reciente muerte de su madre, el profesor Edgardo Vega regresa a El Salvador después de dieciocho años de exilio en Canadá. Para Vega, retornar a su país natal significa tener que enfrentarse a un país que le resulta despreciable, repulsivo e ignorante, un lugar que solo es capaz de provocarle náuseas y el más alto grado de ansiedad. Todo esto le cuenta Vega a Moya, un antiguo compañero de escuela, y llega a nosotros en la forma de un monólogo torrencial en el que el profesor arremete contra todo y contra todos, en una crítica feroz y despiadada de la que no se salva nada ni nadie, ni siquiera su propia familia. Críticas:«Un escritor intenso, cuyas novelas cortas se adueñan con sátira y ferocidad de un concepto ficcional hasta exprimirlo una y otra vez.»James Wood, The New Yorker «Las novelas de Horacio Castellanos Moya no dejan indiferente.»Rosa Mora, Babelia «La paranoia es el núcleo de su potencia literaria y la razón por la que sus libros figuran entre las obras latinoamericanas contemporáneas más extrañas e incisivas.»LA Review of Books «Obras como El asco [...] nos escupen en la cara los esperpentos más macabros de la violencia que ha destrozado países como El Salvador [...], sin dejar de registrar con precisión de cirujano el inacabable dolor que ahí se ve.»Confabulario, El Universal «La atmósfera de ira exasperada del libro parece ansiosa, desbocada y real.»The Paris Review «Humor entre la locura y el mal. No dejes que te engañe su tono casual, a menudo divertido e irreverente.»The Washington Times «Castellanos Moya ha convertido la ansiedad en una forma de arte y en un acto de rebelión, y la paranoia redimida en un signo positivo de podredumbre.»Natasha Wimmer, The Nation «El asco funciona bien como ejercicio de estilo y, como novela, logra seducir y provocar, levantar pasiones y hasta poner en evidencia sus propias contradicciones.»Vísperas, Revista panhispánica de crítica literaria «He aquí una de las muchas virtudes de lanovela [El asco: los nacionalistas no la pueden ni ver. Su humor ácido, como una película de Buster Keaton [...], amenaza la estabilidad hormonal de los idiotas que, al leerla, sienten la necesidad de ahorcar al autor en la plaza del pueblo. Lo cierto es que no sé de un mayor honor para un escritor de verdad.»Roberto Bolaño, cit. en PAmerica «El asco es el ajuste de cuentas que Horacio Castellanos hace con su país de adopción.»El Cultural «Si la literatura europea agoniza, Castellanos Moya le roba ese monedero y se apropia para sí del desencanto. Y lo mezcla con dosis de un humor inusual.»Página 12

Iluminaciones: Iluminaciones I (Taurus Humanidades Ser. #Vol. 314)

by Walter Benjamin

La primera selección de textos esenciales de Walter Benjamin. Esta es la primera selección que se publica en España de los textos fundamentales de Walter Benjamin, escogidos cuidadosamente a partir de los cuatro volúmenes de Iluminaciones y el de Discursos interrumpidos. Benjamin fue uno de los críticos culturales más originales e indispensables del siglo XX. Este libro incluye, entre otras reflexiones, las que dedica a Kafka, a quien le unía una estrecha afinidad personal, sus estudios sobre Baudelaire, Proust y Brecht, así como su ingenioso (y emblemático) texto «La obra del arte en la era de su reproductibilidad técnica», una discusión esclarecedora de la traducción como modo literario y sus tesis sobre la filosofía de la historia. ------------- radical: adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la raíz. «Clásicos Radicales» nace con la misión de recuperar algunos de los libros más emblemáticos del sello que en su día formularon una idea nueva u ofrecieron una mirada original y pertinente sobre las grandes cuestiones universales. Ausentes de las librerías durante demasiado tiempo pero recordados y buscados por los lectores más despiertos, estos textos esenciales de disciplinas como la filosofía, la ética, la historia, la sociología, la economía, la antropología, la psicología y la política mantienen su plena vigencia y vuelven hoy con fuerza para iluminar nuestro presente. ------------- Críticas:«Benjamin fue uno de los grandes escritores europeos de este siglo.»Philip Toynbee, The Observer «Su método característico ­entrar en un tema en ángulo, avanzar paso a paso de una recapitulación perfectamente lograda a la siguiente­ es tan instantáneamente reconocible como inimitable, ya que requiere un agudo intelecto, un aprendizaje ligeramente gastado, y un estilo de prosa que, una vez que dejó de pensar en sí mismo como el doctor Benjamin, se convirtió en una maravilla de precisión y concisión.»J.M. Coetzee «Benjamin explicó la modernidad con una autoridad que ni cincuenta años de cambios imprevisibles ha debilitado.»Frank Kermode, The New York Review of Books

Aquella orilla nuestra

by Elvira Sastre

Un libro maravilloso en el que convergen la poesía de Elvira Sastre y las ilustraciones a línea de Emba. «Sentí las raíces apretando mis tobillos. Uno no deja de esperar porque se canse, uno deja de esperar porque cesa el ruido al otro lado y las raíces se secan.» Elvira Sastre revela en este libro su mundo interior y sus experiencias más íntimas. El diálogo que se establece entre el texto y las ilustraciones de Emba logra una composición estética única, digna de coleccionistas.

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: An Amazingly Simple Way to Take Control of Your Finances Once and for All

by Joanneh Nagler

Anyone suffering under the crushing weight of debt knows how impossible it can seem to find a way out. It's overwhelming - and the more complicated the proposed solution, the harder it is to stick with it. That's why The Debt-Free Spending Plan is SIMPLE. It doesn't require sifting through chapters of high-minded financial advice or digging up your past spend ing history. It assumes you need help RIGHT NOW, and gives it to you. You will learn to: - Downsize expenses without feeling deprived - Allocate money as it comes in and put together an easy-to-manage bill-paying plan - Adjust for inevitable overspend ing - Pay off debt without gouging expenses and (believe it or not) start saving The plan is clear, easy, and takes just five minutes a day - and it doesn't matter if you make $14,000 or $14 million. With straightforward daily spending strategies and effortless expense tracking tools, you will soon find yourself on the road to financial freedom - all before the next billing cycle.

The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide

by Lawrence J. Daniels

Graphic design is a crowded, highly competitive world. And it takes a lot more than raw talent and technical ability to make it as an independent designer. Successful graphic designer and entrepreneur, Larry Daniels exposes the weak spot of so many: the critical business side of running even a one-person design firm. Designers often prioritize aesthetics over a client's needs, and ignore basic business skills such as writing, record keeping, and relationship building. This practical insider's guide explains how to build a profitable, sustainable design business. Packed with sample agreements, letters, forms, and more, it reveals how to: - Create a website and portfolio that highlight design solutions - Do pre-pitch research and deliver winning presentations - Prepare inviting proposals that win lucrative contracts - Establish a reliable system for tracking billable hours (and staying solvent) - Use cold-calling strategies even sales phobics can master - Quantify design decisions in ways that business management can relate to and respect - Break out of "freelancer" mode to highly compensated creative consultant The field of design is littered with failures. To stand out and succeed, you need to be professional, efficient, and focused on the bottom-line results that clients value. The Graphic Designer's Business Survival Guide shows you how.

Talent Leadership: A Proven Method for Identifying and Developing High-Potential Employees

by John Mattone

Great leaders drive the bottom line, which is why organizations pour money into leadership development. But most companies have no real way to gauge whether their endeavors are paying off - much less where they are falling short. Talent Leadershipshows how to set up a world-class leadership-development program - and have the metrics to prove it!Packed with research findings, best practices, case studies, proprietary assessments, and more, this innovative book explains how to: * Employ assessments to benchmark current and future executive talent * Use the resulting data to identify leaders with potential based on their capabilities, commitment, and alignment with organizational goals * Leverage analysis to target training and coaching where they will have the greatest impact on individual performance and overall operating success By measuring, calibrating, and recalibrating the leading indicators that directly predict organizational health and the ability of leaders to meet those needs, HR and OD professionals will bring a much-needed numbers focus to theircrucial talent development efforts. This book is for leaders of HR, Talent Management, OD/MD professionals, and the vast population of operating managers who are charged with identifying, managing and developing high-potential and emerging leaders.

Intelligent Leadership: What You Need to Know to Unlock Your Full Potential

by John Mattone

In today's business environment, leaders at all levels are facing enormous challenges when it comes to achieving and sustaining breakthrough operating results. Globalization, economic change, more stringent regulation, and tougher governance make realizing shareholder value increasingly difficult. Leadership Intelligence is written for leaders who want to become more effective, strategic, operationally focused, and balanced. It is for leaders who are striving to take control of their destiny and become the best they can be. In this groundbreaking book, leadership coach John Mattone - recently named to the "guru radar" by the prestigious Thinkers50 - taps into his years of experience working with high-achieving professionals to give readers a roadmap for developing and mastering their executive maturity. Supplying three unique tools - the Wheel of Leadership Success, Map of Leadership Maturity, and the Leadership Enneagram - the book helps readers calibrate their abilities so they can simultaneously focus on their strengths and address their weaknesses. The goal is to improve key tactical competencies (such as critical andstrategic thinking, decision-making, talent and team leadership, and communication) and integrate them with equally important inner traits like values, character, and beliefs in order to achieve their leadership potential. Featuring best practices, authoritative research, practical assessments, and enlightening examples of both good and bad leadership, this book equips readers with the knowledge, skills, and passion theyneed to become the leaders they were meant to be.

California Politics: A Primer

by Renee B. Van Vechten

The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition of California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s history, political culture, rules, and institutions come together to shape politics today and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. Author Renee B. Van Vechten begins with a brief political history of California, then walks through direct democracy, the legislature, executive branch, and court system. She covers local government and concludes with a discussion of the state’s budget process, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and policy issues. From the structure of the state's government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer delivers the concepts and details students need. New to the Fifth Edition An emphasis on California’s place in the federal system provides you with context around the state leadership's resistance to Trump administration policies on things like California’s sanctuary state status, immigration, the environment, and more. Increased coverage of policy topics throughout the book helps you see how recent policy has impacted issues such as greenhouse gas emissions regulations, attempted “fixes” for water- and drought-related issues, new transportation projects, and prison reform. Extended discussions of elections-related innovations introduce you to recent elections-related topics such as the Top-Two Primary, efforts to increase voter registration, all vote-by-mail elections, and redistricting. New coverage of the “Five Californias” gives you a better understanding of California’s political geography and how distinct segments of the population are primed for political engagement or disaffection. New lists of key terms with clear definitions at the end of each chapter enable you to review the content more effectively. New and updated maps and graphics depict important topics such as California’s newly proposed high-speed rail project.

California Politics: A Primer

by Renee B. Van Vechten

The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition of California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s history, political culture, rules, and institutions come together to shape politics today and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. Author Renee B. Van Vechten begins with a brief political history of California, then walks through direct democracy, the legislature, executive branch, and court system. She covers local government and concludes with a discussion of the state’s budget process, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and policy issues. From the structure of the state's government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer delivers the concepts and details students need. New to the Fifth Edition An emphasis on California’s place in the federal system provides you with context around the state leadership's resistance to Trump administration policies on things like California’s sanctuary state status, immigration, the environment, and more. Increased coverage of policy topics throughout the book helps you see how recent policy has impacted issues such as greenhouse gas emissions regulations, attempted “fixes” for water- and drought-related issues, new transportation projects, and prison reform. Extended discussions of elections-related innovations introduce you to recent elections-related topics such as the Top-Two Primary, efforts to increase voter registration, all vote-by-mail elections, and redistricting. New coverage of the “Five Californias” gives you a better understanding of California’s political geography and how distinct segments of the population are primed for political engagement or disaffection. New lists of key terms with clear definitions at the end of each chapter enable you to review the content more effectively. New and updated maps and graphics depict important topics such as California’s newly proposed high-speed rail project.

Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy

by Mark M. Lowenthal

Mark M. Lowenthal’s trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. In this Seventh Edition, Lowenthal examines cyber space and the issues it presents to the intelligence community such as defining cyber as a new collection discipline; the implications of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s staff report on enhanced interrogation techniques; the rise of the Islamic State; and the issues surrounding the nuclear agreement with Iran. New sections have been added offering a brief summary of the major laws governing U.S. intelligence today such as domestic intelligence collection, whistleblowers vs. leakers, and the growing field of financial intelligence.

Teaching Evidence-Based Writing: Texts and Lessons for Spot-On Writing About Reading (Corwin Literacy)

by Leslie A. Blauman

At heart, learning to read and write analytically is learning to think well For Evidence-Based Writing: Nonfiction, renowned teacher Leslie Blauman combed the standards and her classroom bookshelves to craft lessons that use the best nonfiction picture books, biographies, and article excerpts to make writing about reading a clear, concrete process. Students learn to analyze and cite evidence about main idea, point of view, visuals, and words and structure. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

Teaching Evidence-Based Writing: Texts and Lessons for Spot-On Writing About Reading (Corwin Literacy)

by Leslie A. Blauman

At heart, learning to read and write analytically is learning to think well For Evidence-Based Writing: Nonfiction, renowned teacher Leslie Blauman combed the standards and her classroom bookshelves to craft lessons that use the best nonfiction picture books, biographies, and article excerpts to make writing about reading a clear, concrete process. Students learn to analyze and cite evidence about main idea, point of view, visuals, and words and structure. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

Ten Year Stretch: Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction at CrimeFest

by Jeffery Deaver John Harvey Ian Rankin Peter James Lee Child Simon Brett Kate Ellis Martin Edwards Maj Sjöwall James Sallis Sophie Hannah Mick Herron Michael Stanley Andrew Taylor Zoë Sharp Bill Beverly Ann Cleeves Adrian Muller Peter Guttridge Donna Moore Caro Ramsay Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Catherine Edwards

"Edwards and Muller have assembled top-notch talent in this entertaining anthology of 20 original short stories... High-quality entries from the likes of Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and Ian Rankin, as well as from lesser-known authors such as Bill Beverly, elevate this above similar volumes."--Publishers Weekly The twenty brand new crime stories in this book have been specially commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of CrimeFest, described by the Guardian as "one of the 50 best festivals in the world." Contributors come from around the world and include the legendary Maj Sjöwall who, together with partner Per Wahlöö, was the originator of Nordic noir. The editors are Martin Edwards and Adrian Muller. Martin Edwards is responsible for many award-winning anthologies and Adrian Muller is one of the co-founders of CrimeFest. Contributors to Ten Year Stretch are: Bill Beverly, Simon Brett, Lee Child, Ann Cleeves, Jeffery Deaver, Martin Edwards, Kate Ellis, Peter Guttridge, Sophie Hannah, John Harvey, Mick Herron, Donna Moore, Caro Ramsay, Ian Rankin, James Sallis, Zoë Sharp, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Maj Sjöwall, Michael Stanley and Andrew Taylor.

Un mal negocio

by Paula Daly

Una historia vertiginosa e inolvidable en la que el sexo, el chantaje y el asesinato suceden en el espacio más cotidiano. Paula Daly vuelve a desplegar la maestría que ya mostró en ¿Y tú, qué clase de madre eres? SU SITUACIÓN ES DESESPERADA Roz es una madre soltera que ha llegado al punto de no retorno. Su sueldo como fisioterapeuta apenas le da para cubrir las necesidades de su hijo de nueve años y acaba de recibir la temida carta de desahucio: tiene dos semanas para encontrar una solución antes de que la echen a la calle. ¿HASTA DÓNDE SERÁ CAPAZ DE LLEGAR? De repente, un desconocido le hace una oferta: a cambio de una noche con él, le pagará una suma de dinero que podría salvarla. Sin embargo, el plan perfecto se convierte en la peor de las pesadillas. Él se obsesiona y controla todos sus movimientos, obligándola a hacer cosas que jamás habría imaginado. VIVIR PARA ARREPENTIRSE Críticas:«Un thriller adictivo y con corazón.»Renee Knight, autora de Disclaimer «Una novela empática, con gran corazón, sobre vidas corrientes y los temores que las hacen tambalearse.»The Guardian «Sexy y siniestra.»Sharon Bolton, autora de Now You See Me «Diferente, adictiva y divertida, esta novela es un delicioso placer.»Sunday Mirror «Este thriller electrizante combina el ojo de Daly por el suspense psicológico y su habilidad para retratar la vida de familias corrientes bajo circunstancias extraordinarias.»Condo Elite Modern Living Magazine «Una mujer hace un trato con un amante millonario y vive para arrepentirse... una trama hipnótica.»Kirkus Reviews «Diferente, adictiva y divertida, esta novela es un delicioso placer.»The Sunday Mirror

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