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Stories in Uniform is a chronological retrospective of the best military pieces Reader's Digest has run; pieces that will make you weep, make your heart sing, inspire you, enrage you, and make you laugh. Beginning in World War I and continuing though to the war in Iraq, readers will follow soldiers into the trenches, peer in on emergency surgery taking place in the depths of the ocean, watch heroes carry the bodies of fallen brethren, trail Eisenhower for the three days leading up to D-Day, and be inspired as men and women rise above and beyond normal human limits to preserve our rights and save their friends.Stories include:* A moving memorial to D-Day* A tribute to one of the first African-Americans to serve as a Naval Officer* A pilot rescued after his F-16 is shot down* A soldier returns to the front after losing his foot in action* An American soldier who takes a big risk to save a dying Afghan girlThis book gives a complete perspective on the hell that is war, the love that grows from camaraderie, the pride from accomplishing the impossible, the humor that springs from the military bureaucracy, and more.
Foods That Harm Foods That Heal> was a pioneering book that changed the way we view food and its impact on our bodies. Many of the more than 7 million readers worldwide have been asking for a cookbook companion to help them put their newfound knowledge to use. In answer to their requests, here is the Foods That Harm Foods That Heal Cookbook.In this all-new companion to Foods That Harm Foods That Heal, you'll find: An A-Z summary of the almost 100 healing foods from the main book, complete with buying, storing, and cooking tips. 300 scrumptious recipes, each featuring at least 3 healing foods. Sample daily meal plans for almost 100 common ailments, from arthritis to heart disease.
Eat up and slim down with this companion to the phenomenally successful The Digest Diet.In The Digest Diet, Liz Vaccariello and the editors of Reader's Digest sifted through the latest weight-loss science to develop a groundbreaking 21-day eating plan demonstrated to help you drop the pounds. Real-life men and women who tried the plan--and lost up to 26 pounds!The Digest Diet Cookbook will give readers 150 all-new fat releasing recipes so they can branch out with new foods but still maintain their weight loss results. In addition, the book will include: Buying and storing tips for the 13 amazing fat-releasing foods Guidelines on how to mix and match recipes to make your own menus Quick and easy tips on organizing your kitchen and pantry to make cooking easier, shopping for and storing fat releasers, and scaling recipes to feed just the right number of people More than 50 full-color photographs Daily Menus for vegetarians, cooks on a budget, and other special needs Inspirational stories from our testersWhether you're new to The Digest Diet or looking to maintain your fabulous success, The Digest Diet Cookbook is all you need to get and stay thin and healthy for life.
Do you know how to tie your shoe? Or do you just think you do but you've actually been screwing it up for decades like most people have? This witty, light book takes a fresh spin on all the mistakes we make everyday that end up costing us big in our wallets, our health, our homes, and beyond. Topics covered are Yourself (appearance, skills, all things you), Your Home, Your Cooking, Your Money, Your Relationships & Family, and Your Health. This perfect combination of humor and wisdom entertains readers as they learn how to make their lives better by avoiding and remedying common screw-ups. Things we all mess up: Using chopsticks as spears because you just can't figure them out (Yourself) Throwing Frisbees behind you, sucking at horseshoes, and other game/sporting fouls (Yourself) Living with streaky paint or air bubbles under the wallpaper you screwed up (Your Home) Killing all the houseplants you've ever bought (Your Home) Burning the edges and undercooking the middle (Your Cooking) Breaking the yolk every time you flip an egg (Your Cooking Your taxes. Argh. (Your Money) Overdrawing your account and paying a fee even though you have overdraft protection (Your Money) Cracking someone's ribs in the Heimlich maneuver (Your Health) Inability to make a Band-Aid stick or get a Band-Aid off without tearing out your hair (Your Health) Forgetting your loved ones birthdays year after year (Your Relationships & Family) Ruining Christmas with the untimely truth about Santa (Your Relationships & Family) Embarrassing yourself on a date because you don't understand the French menu or the 90-page wine list (Your Relationships & Family)The ways in which we flub and flounder are infinite, and this book taps into that boundless fountain of foul ups in a way that will
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time and its importance cannot be overestimated. It informs the lives, cultures, and politics of millions of people around the world, and I bet you don't even know who Esua is! (He traded his birthright to his brother Jacob for some stew.) Do you actually know what went down in Sodom and Gomorrah? Does the Tower of Babel ring a bell, or do you need to clean the cobwebs out of your belfry?This light and witty reference book will give readers a base knowledge that will make them feel like experts. From Genesis to resurrection, all the stories you should know and love are condensed for ease of understanding and entertainment. Spotlights on biblical references in pop culture will keep the tone upbeat and relevant to all. With a new handle on everything Ephesian, you can impress your minister, reawaken your faith.
Although newly-divorced Ashley Adams thinks her ex-husband is trying to kill her, she's no longer running scared-months of therapy and determination have strengthened her resolve to stop being a victim, while months of dedicated training have prepared her to run her first marathon. Homicide detective Rick Edwards is coping with the deaths of his wife and daughter the only way he knows how-by focusing on his work. He is hoping to solve the murder Ashley witnessed during a training run, but first he must win her trust. It doesn't take Rick long to realize that Ashley Adams is hardly a damsel in distress. In the most unexpected of places, he may have found the one woman who can save him.
The frigid winter months are mighty slow in the PI biz for Julie Collins and her partner, Kevin Wells-until the duo is hired by a young woman to investigate problems at her grandfather's assisted living facility, where they encounter lax security, unqualified healthcare personnel, and a shady senior volunteer organization. Julie barely has time to delve deeper into the puzzling case before she reluctantly finds herself in an isolated cattle shelter on the Collins ranch with her father during a raging blizzard. There is no escape from her father or from the biting cold and bitter memories. Julie is forced to wrestle with issues that make her question old wounds and new family loyalties. When the bodies and the snow pile up, Julie seems at odds with everyone, leaving her to wonder if she's being blinded to the cold, hard truths in her life by love . . . or by hate.
A young man must remember his past to save his family's future in this thrilling novel. Gabe Peterson's memories go no earlier than when he was 12 years old, yet when a strange little man comes to town, he feels an odd sense of familiarity. Mysterious natural disasters start claiming lives, and the events soon trigger glimpses of the past for Gabe. Once a tragic event of his youth is recalled, Gabe can see that his family is next in danger and must race to save them before it's too late.
What do a trigger-happy bootlegger with pancreatic cancer, an alcoholic helicopter pilot who is afraid to fly, and a dead guy with his feet in a camp stove have in common? What are the similarities between a fire department that cannot put out fires, a policeman who has a historic cabin fall on him from out of the sky, and an entire family dedicated to a variety of deceased authors? Where can you find a war hero named Termite with a long knife stuck in his liver, a cook named Hoghead who makes the world's worst coffee, and a supervisor named Pillsbury who nearly gets hung by his employees? Sequoyah, Georgia, is the answer. After a long absence, A. J. Longstreet finds his best friend since childhood, Eugene Purdue, on his doorstep. Eugene now has terminal cancer, and he confronts A. J. with the dilemma of executing a mercy killing when the time arrives. An adventure into the past begins for the both of them, and soon one must make a decision that will alter his life forever.
When her brief, disastrous marriage to a fortune hunter ends in scandal, Baronesse Sabina von Ziegler's vengeful adoptive father imprisons her in a cloister. She arranges a daring escape and suddenly finds herself betrothed to Wolfgang Behaim, a tradition-bound printer from the rising middle class with a secret that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. As they fight to discover the truth of the mysteries surrounding the Baron's machinations, they find themselves challenged by a fiery passion they cannot resist. Can they overcome their past and find love even as lies, war, and an unexpected enemy conspire against them?
Sophisticated Sylvia Chatsworth and up-and-coming attorney Lyle Thomas seem like the perfect couple. The future looks rosy until the romantic Victorian inn where they're staying is set on fire and questions abound. Does it have something to do with the real estate investigation Lyle's working on? Is Sylvia's U. S. Senator father involved in something shady? They need to know in a hurry#151;before whoever wants them dead succeeds.
A coven of witches, a teenage comic book magnate, a skinhead Neanderthal with violent propensities, an abusive father, an amorous science teacher, and a mistranslated medieval mathematics manuscript figure prominently in this new mystery set in modern-day Colorado.
In a world on the verge of environmental catastrophe, supercomputers have determined that the only way to sustain life is to run communities logically by rationing every resource and monitoring every action to make sure it is in accordance with the Common Good. Amidst a division between Names (naturally born people) and Numbers (those created through genetical engineering), detective Ben Travis and his Number partner Paula are on the case of a murdered plant prospector. They end up discovering a fatal corruption that leads Ben to uncover a random emotional error in his partner: a belief in love. On the run in the ruins of a world that has been abandoned for 60 years, Ben and Paula encounter other survivors and rediscover the reverence for nature, life, and love.
Patrick O'Rourke is a rough and ready Scotsman, while Lady Katherine Lindsey is a beautiful English spinster and a gentlewoman. But when she finds herself blackmailed into accepting a marriage of convenience with the handsome Scot, she lets ORourke see another side of her. Medallion Press
Trench warfare, advances in weaponry and disastrous military planning led to horrific types of injuries and an unprecedented scale of mass casualties during World War I. This is the amazing and little known story of the medical service personnel and the organized system of critical care which provided a lifeline of hope and humanity in the midst of devastation, disfigurement and death during the Great War. For the first time ever, an all-out effort was made to preserve life, starting with the heroic medical service personnel who were the battlefield first line of defense, risking life and limb to save and extract wounded soldiers and evacuate them to makeshift frontline hospitals or to long-term care facilities such as Highclere Castle, as depicted in Downton Abbey, when hospitals were filled beyond capacity. The book details their heroism and the vital role played by nurses in attending to the medical and psychological needs and boosting the morale of millions of wounded soldiers.
Animals played an important part in helping the Allies win the First World War, well beyond cavalry horses that charged fields and hauled heavy guns, and included a variety of animals in different but essential service. Pigeons were trained to carry messages, dogs sniffed out wounded soldiers on battlefields, and camels were used for desert transport on the frontlines. Some animals acted as vital morale boosters and mascots like ships' cats even baby orangutans! This book examines the jobs that these animals did, achieving heroic feats and simple acts of loyalty and companionship, all with enormous value in winning the war for the Allies.
CodeNotes provides the most succinct, accurate, and speedy way fora developer to ramp up on a new technology or language.Unlike other programming books, CodeNotes drills down tothe core aspects of a technology, focusing on the key elements needed in order to implement it immediately. It is a unique resource fordevelopers, filling the gap between comprehensive manuals andpocket references.CodeNotes for ASP.NET is a revolutionary update to Microsoft's Active Server Pages. This edition explores how Web applications and Web services can be developed using ASP.NET. The .NET architecture, Base Class Libraries, ASP.NET form designer,Web controls, and cross-page and cross-language debuggingare discussed. Scaling ASP.NET to multiple servers,state management, security, and methods of enhancing performance are also covered. This edition of CodeNotes includes:* Real-world examples* "How and Why" and "Bugs and Caveats" sections that provide workarounds and tips on what should be taken advantage of or avoided* "Design Notes" illustrating many of the common use patterns for Java programs* Instructions and classroom-style tutorials throughout from expertsVisit www.codenotes.com for updates, source code templates, access tomessage boards, and discussion of specific problems withCodeNotes authors and other developers.Join our nonfiction newsletter by sending a blank e-mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.atrandom.comEvery CodeNotes title is written and reviewed by a team of commercial software developers and technology experts. See "About the Authors" at the front of the book for more information.From the Trade Paperback edition.
CodeNotes provides the most succinct, accurate, and speedy way fora developer to ramp up on a new technology or language.Unlike other programming books, CodeNotes drills down tothe core aspects of a technology, focusing on the key elements needed in order to implement it immediately. It is a unique resource fordevelopers, filling the gap between comprehensive manuals andpocket references.Through real-world examples of PL/SQL queries, stored procedures, triggers, indexing, and more, CodeNotes for Oracle 9i illustrates the complete Oracle database framework, PL/SQL, security, administration, and optimization. Oracle's integration with Java and support for XML are extensively covered. This edition of CodeNotes includes:* A global overview of this technology and explanation of what problems it can be used to solve* Real-world examples* "How and Why" and "Bugs and Caveats" sections that provide hints, tricks, workarounds, and tips on what should be taken advantage of or avoided* "Design Notes" illustrating many of the common use patterns for Java programs* Instructions and classroom-style tutorials throughout from expert trainers and software developersVisit www.codenotes.com for updates, source code templates, access tomessage boards, and discussion of specific problems withCodeNotes authors and other developers.Join our nonfiction newsletter by sending a blank e-mail to:email@example.com or visit www.atrandom.comEvery CodeNotes title is written and reviewed by a team of commercial software developers and technology experts. See "About the Authors" at the front of the book for more information.From the Trade Paperback edition.
CodeNotes provides the most succinct, accurate, and speedy way for a developer to ramp up on a new technology or language. Unlike other programming books, CodeNotes drills down to the core aspects of a technology, focusing on the key elements needed in order to understand it quickly and implement it immediately. It is a unique resource for developers, filling the gap between comprehensive manuals and pocket references.CodeNotes for VB.NET illustrates the major changes in Visual Basic with the new .NET edition, emphasizing the Common Language Runtime (CLR), syntax changes, Windows Forms, assemblies, new object oriented programming features, threading, and a survey of new .NET technologies such as ADO.NET, ASP.NET, and SOAP. This book will help any level of VB developer understand the power of VB.NET and learn the necessary techniques to transition from VB6 to VB.NET. This edition of CodeNotes includes:-A global overview of a technology and explanation of what problems it can be used to solve-Real-world examples-"How and Why" sections that provide hints, tricks, workarounds, and tips on what should be taken advantage of or avoided-Instructions and classroom-style tutorials throughout from expert trainers and software developersVisit www.codenotes.com for updates, source code templates, access to message boards, and discussion of specific problems with CodeNotes authors and other developers.Every CodeNotes title is written and reviewed by a team of commercial software developers and technology experts. See "About the Authors" at the beginning of the book for more information.
The amount of medical information available on the Internet is mindboggling, if not mind-numbing. And what do you find once you wade into these cyberwaters is often so contradictory, confusing, or suspect that it is easy to feel more addled than assisted by the plethora of articles, advertising, and medical reports. Dr. Ian Smith's Guide to Medical Websites bring order to this chaos. As medical correspondent on NBC's Today show and a regular columnist for Time, Dr. Smith hears from many people with medical questions. In addition to personally addressing their concerns, he constantly researches medical websites that provide further explanation. This guide reflects Dr. Smith's selections of the top general medical sites as well as the best sites in every medical specialty. Each site listing includes a short summary and ratings that take into account, among other things:-links and navigability-sources of content-interactivity-frequency of site updatesNow you no longer have to become an Internet search expert to find the information you need in caring for your health and that of those you love.
A vibrant, engaging debut novel that follows the friendship of three women from their youthful days in Poland to their complicated, not-quite-successful adult lives Because of her father's role in the Solidarity movement, Anna and her parents immigrate to the United States in the 1980s as political refugees from Poland. They settle in Brooklyn among immigrants of every stripe, yet Anna never quite feels that she belongs. But then, the summer she turns twelve, she is sent back to Poland to visit her grandmother, and suddenly she experiences the shock of recognition. In her family's hometown of Kielce, Anna develops intense friendships with two local girls--brash and beautiful Justyna and desperately awkward Kamila--and their bond is renewed every summer when Anna returns. The Lullaby of Polish Girls follows these three best friends from their early teenage years on the lookout for boys in Kielce--a town so rough its citizens are called "the switchblades"--to the loss of innocence that wrecks them, and the stunning murder that reaches across oceans to bring them back together after they've grown and long since left home. Dagmara Dominczyk's assured narrative flashes from the wild summers of the girls' youth to their years of self-discovery in New York and Europe. Her writing is full of grit and guts, and her descriptions of the emotional experiences of her characters resonate with honesty. The Lullaby of Polish Girls captures the passion and drama of friendship, the immigrant's yearning to be known, and the exquisite and wistful transformation of young women coming of age. Praise for The Lullaby of Polish Girls "The Lullaby of Polish Girls is a striking and vivid debut novel, absolutely buzzing with energy. Dagmara Dominczyk's freshly observed story about the intertwined lives of three friends is both sexy and sensitive, with a raw, openhearted center. Dominczyk's love for her complicated characters is apparent from the first page to the last, and by the novel's end the reader cares for them just as deeply."--Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures "The Lullaby of Polish Girls will make you swoon. Dagmara Dominczyk has written a glorious debut novel inspired by her own emigration from Poland to Brooklyn with depth, intensity, humor, and grace. Dagmara is a natural-born storyteller. I'm crazy about this book, and I know you will be too."--Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker's WifeFrom the Hardcover edition.
The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his aging heroes and heroines. One man loves his wife's twin, and several men love the imagined bliss of their pasts; one woman takes an impotent lover, and another must administer her father's death. Bourgeois comforts and youthful convictions are tenderly seen as certain to erode: "Man," as one of these stories concludes, "was not meant to abide in paradise."From the Trade Paperback edition.
"The Maples stories trace the decline and fall of a marriage," writes the author in his Foreword, a marriage that is threatened early on by the temptations of infidelity ("Snowing in Greenwich Village") and that ends in a midlife divorce ("Here Come the Maples"). "They also illumine a history in many ways happy, of growing children and a million mundane moments shared." That all blessings are mixed and fleeting does not make them less real, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds. "A tribe segregated in a valley develops an accent, then a dialect, and then a language all its own; so does a couple. Let this collection preserve one particular dead tongue, no easier to parse than Latin."
Each year, millions of Americans sit down to meals that are loaded with fat increasers, hidden ingredients, and unnecessary calories. With The Digest Diet Dining Out Guide, readers learn how to navigate the world of restaurants, cafes, diners and delis while staying on track with the fat-releasing power of the Digest Diet.About the plan: New York Times bestseller The Digest Diet is a 21-day weight-loss plan based on groundbreaking science and newly discovered foods and habits that help your body to release fat.This companion dining guide is pocket-sized for everyday use at work or evenings out. It includes:· Details about the 3 phases of plan: Fast Release, Fade Away, and Finish Strong· 10 shortcuts and tips for ordering healthy meals· How to find fat-releasing foods on a menu· How to spot (and avoid) fat increasers· The best meals for each phase of the diet at national fast food and casual dining restaurants· New portable snack ideas for when you're traveling, running errands, or just short on time· Easy comparison chart so you know how to estimate portion sizes like ounces, cups, tablespoons, and moreLosing weight doesn't have to mean giving up dinners out with friends and family. At its heart, the Digest Diet is about foods you can enjoy without guilt-it all comes down to eating the right foods. The Digest Diet Dining Out Guide supports you as you lose weight and maintain the results... without giving up your favorite foods.
When Kate Brodie inherits Waterfall Glen it seems like the start of an exciting new life. Full of romantic notions, she swaps her dull routine in San Francisco for life as a Highland lady. But the stunning beauty of the glen belies a troubled history and uncertain future, and Kate's imposing new home, Greystane House, is full of disturbing revelations about her family's past. Each portrait on the ancient walls tells an un-nerving story, while the empty rooms echo with rumors of a centuries-old curse that takes on new significance when unsettling events threaten the small community whose fate lies in her hands. The only person Kate can turn to is a man haunted by equally troubling events, a man she has every reason not to trust. Only with his help can she find a way to defend old values against the materialism of the modern world. Only together can they lay their ghosts to rest.
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