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Nationalism is one of the most powerful forces in the modern world, yet its study has only recently gained popularity. This reader gives historical depth to the recent debates on nationalism and traces the development of thought on nationalism across a wide range of issues with reference to texts spanning from Ernest Renan's What is a Nation? in the 1880s to current views given in the 1990s. Issues covered include the definitions of the nation and of nationalism, theories of nationalism, the origins of nations, nationalism in Europe, the Third World and within the International System, and the future of nationalism itself.
No Angel in the Classroom: Teaching through Feminist Discourse presents a theoretically complex yet down-to-earth and personal account of feminist teaching in higher education. Starting with a nuanced interpretation of consciousness-raising, longtime feminist educator Berenice Malka Fisher develops her philosophy of feminist teaching as a form of political discourse. Through reflection on a series of candid classroom stories, she analyzes knotty problems faced by academics and activists. What counts as knowledge in discussion of feminist issues? Can teachers exercise authority without being authoritarian? What is the role of caring in political deliberation? Should safety be considered when students and teachers address volatile topics? How can feminist and other teachers committed to social justice give serious attention to the intersections of gender, race, and sexual orientation? This groundbreaking book is intended for the beginning and veteran teachers and others concerned with the contribution of education to extending social justice. Fisher's work offers a pedagogical vision that inspires both passion and critical thinking.
In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune's most murderous locations.<P><P> The Neptune Grand has always been the seaside town's ritziest hotel, despite the shady dealings and high-profile scandals that seem to follow its elite guests. When a woman claims that she was brutally assaulted in one of its rooms and left for dead by a staff member, the owners know that they have a potential powder keg on their hands. They turn to Veronica to disprove--or prove--the woman's story.<P> The case is a complicated mix of hard facts, mysterious occurrences, and uncooperative witnesses. The hotel refuses to turn over its reservation list and the victim won't divulge who she was meeting that night. Add in the facts that the attack happened months ago, the victim's memory is fuzzy, and there are holes in the hotel's surveillance system, and Veronica has a convoluted mess on her hands. As she works to fill in the missing pieces, it becomes clear that someone is lying--but who? And why?
Philosophy of Religion: A Guide and Anthology provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible overview of the philosophy of religion. Under the careful editorship of Brian Davies, the book contains a selection of the best classical and contemporary writings on the philosophy of religion together with substantial commentary, introductory material, discussion questions, and detailed guides to further reading. The editorial material sets the extracts in context and guides the readerthrough them. Taken as a whole, the book offers the ideal, self-contained introduction to the questions which have most preoccupied Western philosophers when thinking about religion. The selection is both very comprehensive and very generous. 65 sizeable extracts map out the full range of topics most commonly encountered in courses on the philosophy of religion. Part I looks at the relation between philosophy and religious belief; Parts II-IV consider the existence and nature of God; Part Vaddresses the 'problem of evil'; and Parts VI and VII are devoted to the relationship between morality and religion and to the question of life after death.
Teddy's idea of a good vacation is a triple-feature at the movie theater. So when his uncle invites him to go camping, he is more than a little reluctant. To make matters worse, his know-it-all little brother, Bobby, is coming, too. Teddy practices his camping skills in his Chinatown apartment and watches Wilderness Scout for tips, but nothing can prepare him for his meeting with Mother Nature. Soon Teddy, Bobby, and Uncle Curtis find themselves in the woods, sleeping on rocks, and battling raccoons, mosquitoes, and poison oak. Through it all, Teddy is determined to prove he is just as smart as his little brother. But the worst is yet to come. A hike leaves them lost in the woods-and is that a skunk coming down the path
Engaging and accessibly written, Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the struggle for freedom before the United States became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, Peter Wood documents the transformation of slavery from a brutal form of indentured servitude to a full-blown system of racial domination. Strange New Land focuses on how Africans survived this brutal process - and ultimately shaped the contours of American racial slavery through numerous means, including: Mastering English and making it their own Converting to Christianity and transforming the religion Holding fast to Islam or combining their spiritual beliefs with the faith of their masters Recalling skills and beliefs, dances and stories from the Old World, which provided a key element in their triumphant story of survival Listening to talk of liberty and freedom, of the rights of man and embracing it as a fundamental right - even petitioning colonial administrators and insisting on that right. Against the troubling backdrop of American slavery, Strange New Land surveys black social and cultural life, superbly illustrating how such a diverse group of people from the shores of West and Central Africa became a community in North America.
The New York Times Bestseller!<P><P> In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, "Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?" The New York Times bestselling author explores today's fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the "Bubble-villes" of the big power centers and the "Bubba-villes" where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses?<P> Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from Jay-Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty's Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media's contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life. The trouble with Democrats, the even bigger trouble with Republicans, our national security complex, and how our Constitution is eroding under our noses. Stories of everyday Americans surviving tough times, reflections on our way of life as it once was, as it is, and as it might become...these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee's signature wit, insight, and honesty.<P> At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee's brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations.<P> With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy is Mike Huckabee at his very best.
Copy This!: Lessons From A Hyperactive Dyslexic Who Turned A Bright Idea Into One Of America's Best Companiesby Paul Orfalea Ann Marsh
Bill Moyers said this about Paul Orfalea after reading Copy This!: "If I could live my life over again, I would sit at his feet and listen to everything he has to say. " And David Brancaccio, host of NOW on PBS, wrote: "As the host for a decade of a daily business program, I had to read what seemed like every business book published in the English language. It is, therefore, with authority that I can say Paul Orfalea's book is wonderful, heartbreaking, and profoundly useful. " <P><P> Copy This!, Paul Orfale's memoir of turning lemons into lemonade, is wise, personal, funny, unflinchingly honest, and filled with wisdom, business lessons, and his inspired Orfalea Aphorisms. It's the story of how a struggling kid who could barely read, write, or sit still managed to grow a 100-square-foot copy shop named Kinko's into a $1. 5 billion empire that Fortune named one of the best places in America to work. And it's the story of an individual who saw his learning disabilities-ADHD and dyslexia-as learning opportunities, which molded the homegrown, compassionate culture that allowed Kinko's to thrive, and guided the behavior of a CEO who had no choice but to think different. A terrifically entertaining read from a born storyteller, but with the hardcore guts of true business acumen, Copy This! will blow fresh air into the thinking of any manager, entrepreneur, executive, or business owner.
People are inexplicably disappearing from Chicago prosecutor Jess Koster's life. Eight years ago, her mother vanished without a trace and now a client, the victim of a brutal, sadistic rapist, is also missing. Someone is disrupting Jess's neat, ordered existence with chaos and terror. And from the shadow of her past, a maniac is watching her, stalking her - and there's no one Jess can trust, for she feels with blood-chilling certainty that her mysterious tormentor is perilously close . . . and that the next missing person might be her.
Practical. Easy to read. Comprehensive. Encouraging. Accurate. All of these words describe this indispensable book that belongs in the hands of all family members and other caretakers of people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Dr. Eric Pfeiffer, a physician who has devoted thirty years to patients suffering from all forms of dementia, here distills the wisdom of those years for the benefit of caregivers confronting some of life's most challenging days. Dr. Pfeiffer's genuine compassion and wise advice are certain not only to reduce caregiver stress but also to improve the patient's quality of life. In these pages are specific tips for all stages of caregiving, from the initial realization of the problem through mild, moderate, and severe stages of dementia, and even beyond, when a caregiver begins to resume a full life after the patient's death. Dr. Pfeiffer identifies specific problems and provides practical solutions. He explains the importance of support groups and many other means of dealing with stressful days. For experienced caregivers and those new to the challenges, this book will be a profoundly useful guide to coping successfully.
Susan B. Anthony may be an international icon but her campaign for women's rights had personal roots. Working as a school teacher in New York, Anthony refused to settle for less pay than her male colleagues which ignited her lifelong devotion to women's equality. Anthony toured the United States and Europe giving speeches and publishing articles as one of the most important advocates of women's rights. Learn more about the woman behind the movement in Who Was Susan B. Anthony?
Second language learners often produce language forms resembling those of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). At present, medical, language and educational professionals have only limited diagnostic instruments to distinguish language impaired migrant children from those who will eventually catch up with their monolingual peers. This book presents a comprehensive set of tools for assessing the linguistic abilities of bilingual children. It aims to disentangle effects of bilingualism from those of SLI, making use of both models of bilingualism and models of language impairment. The book's methods-oriented focus will make it an essential handbook for practitioners who look for measures which could be adapted to a variety of languages in diverse communities, as well as academic researchers.
Linnea Didn't Dare Dream Of Her FutureThough she happily cared for her elderly mother, she secretly yearned for more. But no man, especially not one as fine as Seth Gatlin, could ever love a woman with a life as tainted as her own...!Seth's Heart Was Heavy With The PastStill, he busied himself with helping his stepsister and her son, but he ached with emptiness-until he shocked the townspeople by courting Linnea Holmstrom. Though they whispered about her behind her back, she possessed a grace and courage that drew him to her-and broke the leaden prison around his heart...!
Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.
Danger lurks during the holidays in these two fan-favorite, suspenseful tales from bestselling author Marta PerrySeason of SecretsYears ago, Dinah Westlake witnessed the murder of her cousin, but lost all memories of that night. Now, her cousin's husband, Marc Devlin, is back in town for a true Southern Christmas. But when recollections of that night start to resurface, Dinah will have to uncover whether Marc is a murderer or the man she loves.A Christmas to Die ForTyler Dunn comes to Rachel Hampton's family inn seeking justice for a decades-old crime. Rachel wants to trust the attractive architect, but he's too secretive-until a shocking link to her past is uncovered. Suddenly Christmas in Amish country is full of danger as Rachel finds herself the target of a killer....
Be prepared to find passion and excitement in these two Code Name: Danger storiesâ "in one volume for the first time!Danger in the DesertWhen Jaci Thornton finds a seemingly worthless scarab in a Cairo street, the librarian morphs from vacationer to adventurer. Unwittingly, she's fulfilled an ancient Egyptian prophecy, and unless sexy OMEGA agent Deke Griffin can protect her from its consequences, she may end up in Cairo's City of the Dead! With terrorists in pursuit, can Jaci and Deke also resist the desire burning between them?Strangers When We MeetOMEGA agent Dodge Hamilton is assigned to escort Major Larissa Petrovna, who's leading Russia's nuclear inspection team. Yes, he finds the icy beauty fascinating, but she's entirely resistible. At first. But as a killer targets Lara, passion melts their mutual suspicion and professional reserve, unearthing feelings Dodge has never known...
These two fan-favorite, Wingmen Warriors stories will leave you breathless!Grayson's SurrenderNothing frightens Grayson "Cutter" Clark. Yet the sight of Lori Rutledge has the air force flight surgeon almost dropping to his knees. After a year without her, Grayson is now her partner. Suddenly, rescuing a group of orphans from a war-torn country seems easy compared to keeping his feelings for Lori locked safely away...especially when she wants his surrender!Taking CoverDr. Kathleen O'Connell's years in the air force taught her a thing or two about handling arrogant top-gun pilots. But there's one hotshot flyboy who's always gotten past her defenses. And now he's her unwelcome partner-on the most dangerous mission of her career. Kathleen thinks she can keep him in line-maybe-but she's not so sure about her own traitorous heart....
In these two thrilling, fan-favorite Conard County stories the past is never left behind!A Soldier's HomecomingSoldier Ethan Parish is here to meet his father for the first time. Then Ethan's plans take a turn once he meets Deputy Connie Halloran and he starts thinking about the future. Connie and her adorable daughter bring out his protective instincts, especially when a threat from the past emerges. Suddenly Ethan must risk his life-and his heart-to save his new family.A Soldier's RedemptionCory Farland's house seems like the perfect place for former SEAL Wade Kendrick to decompress. But the close quarters have an unintended effect as he falls for the guarded young widow. Despite their secrets, a fresh start together could be possible-until her life is threatened. Instantly, Wade knows there isn't anything he won't do to keep her safe and claim the love that could redeem them both....
Two fun, sexy stories in one volume for the first time! What happens when one really wild night has unexpected consequences?Waking Up Pregnant by Mira Lyn KellyDarcy Penn is the sensible type-flirting with the cute guy in the bar isn't her usual style. As for ending up in his hotel room? Definitely not! Sneaking out to avoid the post-sex awkwardness? Much more like it... Only their night together results in more than just a walk of shame....The Best Mistake of Her Life by Aimee CarsonKate's high school reunion is looming. She can't miss it, but no way is she going solo! She turns to hotshot stuntman Memphis James for help, even if he's a living reminder of her biggest secret. Except Kate's not sure what to do with the still sizzling chemistry-run in the opposite direction, or fall into the wildest fling of her life!
Two fan-favorite stories of powerful men...wrapped around their babies' little fingers The Billionaire's Borrowed Baby by Janice MaynardLuc Cavallo runs a multimillion-dollar business and handles crises without blinking. Until the woman he once loved, Hattie Parker, appears in his office, looking as beautiful as she did a decade ago. Holding someone else's baby and asking Luc for protection. Sure, he'll play Daddy to her adopted child. Then he'll finally have Hattie where he wants her....Baby Business by Katherine GarberaDonovan Tolley has to marry to keep his family's company, and Cassidy Franzone is the woman he wants. But when he finds his former lover, she's almost nine months pregnant! The baby has to be his. But convincing Cassidy to marry him without love on the table is one negotiation this cunning billionaire might not win....
Two fan-favorite stories of powerful men...wrapped around their babies' little fingersHave Baby, Need Billionaire by Maureen ChildSimon Bradley has certainly never met-or gone to bed with-Tula Barrons. He'd remember that. Still he lets Tula and her infant cousin-a child she claims is his-stay in his mansion until he has proof of paternity. Having Tula near reveals something that gives him the perfect opportunity for revenge...but does he risk it?The Sarantos Secret Baby by Olivia GatesAris Sarantos is her family's hated adversary. But that doesn't stop Selene Louvardis from wanting him. Or taking one forbidden night with him. When he later storms back into her life and discovers she's had his child, nothing stops the ruthless billionaire from claiming his own. Not her family, not the business and certainly not something as inconvenient as love.
Two fan-favorite stories of powerful men...wrapped around their babies' little fingersBillionaire's Jet Set Babies by Catherine MannWhile cleaning a jet for entrepreneur Seth Jansen, Alexa Randall finds the strangest items: his one-year-old twins! Seth needs a temporary nanny; Alexa needs time for a one-on-one business pitch. So she says yes to an intimate stay on a lush Florida island-and yes to the man whose passion makes her question the choices she's made.The Nanny Bombshell by Michelle CelmerWhen Sierra Evans gave her twins up for adoption, she didn't expect tragedy to leave them in the care of their uncle, Coop Landon-a notorious playboy. Now Sierra will stop at nothing to protect her children-even if it means going undercover as the perfect nanny. But she doesn't expect the sizzling attraction that develops between her and Coop!
In these two fan-favorite sports romance stories, winning is everything...Making Him SweatAdmitted romantic Jenna Wilinski has just inherited a boxing gym. With it she can finally realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business...provided she can take on the very intimidating-and wickedly hot-boxer who stands in her way! Mercer Rowley vows to protect his "home" from this stubborn, feisty opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere.Taking Him DownMatchmaker Lindsey Tuttle always thought Rich Estrada was a whole lot of sexy. He's a gorgeous, flirty mixed martial arts fighter-what's not to lust after? When they find themselves heating up during a make-out session, Lindsey is ready for him...ntil Rich abruptly ends it. A year later, Rich is back in Boston recovering from an injury. Lindsey figures it's the perfect time for a rematch to remember.
In these fan-favorite sports romance stories, winning is everything...Time Out by Jill ShalvisNHL coach Mark Diego is spending the off-season in his hometown coaching teenage girls. However, he didn't expect to be working with Rainey Saunders, his childhood friend-and the woman he's always had a thing for. Unfortunately, they don't see eye to eye. And when their tempers flare, Mark and Rainey discover their fireworks don't just burn angry-they burn very, very hot!Body Check by Elle KennedyThe moment hockey star Brody Croft first sees good girl Hayden Houston at the bar, he's riveted. Brody's ready to shed his bad-boy ways for the sexy brunette and settle down. And after a mind-blowing night in bed with Hayden, he knows she's the one. Now all he has to do is convince her that he's her one...
Two reader-favorite office romance stories about mixing business with pleasure...Can't Get Enough by Sarah MayberryJack Brook and Claire Marsden have to work together, but they don't have to like it! Of course, that all changes when they get stuck in an elevator and have the best sex ever! Back in the office they're still butting heads, but with an all-new awareness. How long can they resist before having another round of sexy indulgence?An Offer She Can't Refuse by Shoma NarayananHer interview with Darius Mistry, Mumbai's most prestigious investment fund director, isn't what businesswoman Mallika was expecting. Is he flirting with her? Is she flirting back? Their scorching chemistry makes turning down his job offer difficult, but Mallika has responsibilities. Ones not even Darius's killer charm can make her abandon...
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