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Early Warner Bros. Studios

by E. J. Stephens Marc Wanamaker

Since 1928, Warner Bros. has produced thousands of beloved films and television shows at the studio's magical 110-acre film factory in Burbank. This collection of evocative images concentrates on the Warner Bros. legacy from the 1920s to the 1950s, when timeless classics such as Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and East of Eden came to life. It also looks at WB's earlier homes along Hollywood's "Poverty Row," the birthplace of Looney Tunes, and the site of WB's pioneering marriage between film and sound in the 1920s. Early Warner Bros. Studios also tells the tale of four brothers--Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack Warner--scions of a Polish Jewish immigrant family who rose from the humblest of origins to become Hollywood moguls of enormous and lasting influence.

Early Works on Theological Method 1: Volume 22

by Robert Doran, S.J. Robert Croken Bernard Lonergan

The renowned Christian theologian Bernard Lonergan was also a professor, teaching courses on theological method at universities in Canada, the United States, and Italy. This volume records his lectures and teaching materials, thus preserving and elucidating his intellectual development between the publication of Insight in 1957 and Method in Theology in 1972.The present volume contains a record of the lectures delivered in 1962 (Regis College, Toronto), 1964 (Georgetown University), and 1968 (Boston College). This is the most 'interactive' volume yet published in the Collected Works series. The audio recordings of the 1962 and 1968 lectures are now available on the website www.bernardlonergan.com, as are PDF files of original papers from his 1964 institute at Georgetown. These lectures help to elucidate the development of Lonergan's ideas on such key notions as horizon, conversion, and meaning, as well as his evolving opinion on how best to divide theology into fields of specialization.

Easily Addicted

by J. M. Snyder

Ah, the luxury of a smoke break. For some, it is the opportunity to get away from the routine of the workplace. For others, a chance to refuel on the nicotine a cigarette provides. And for others? Well, it could be a chance to become easily addicted.When Trevor meets a sexy co-worker on his smoke break, he's hesitant to take him up on his offer of getting together after work. But Zack isn't just some guy in sales, and sparks fly when Trevor finally makes it to Zack's office ...

An Echo in the Bone: A Novel

by Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun. Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America. With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, Second Edition

by Jeffrey M. Wooldridge

The second edition of this acclaimed graduate text provides a unified treatment of two methods used in contemporary econometric research, cross section and data panel methods. By focusing on assumptions that can be given behavioral content, the book maintains an appropriate level of rigor while emphasizing intuitive thinking. The analysis covers both linear and nonlinear models, including models with dynamics and/or individual heterogeneity. In addition to general estimation frameworks (particular methods of moments and maximum likelihood), specific linear and nonlinear methods are covered in detail, including probit and logit models and their multivariate, Tobit models, models for count data, censored and missing data schemes, causal (or treatment) effects, and duration analysis.Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data was the first graduate econometrics text to focus on microeconomic data structures, allowing assumptions to be separated into population and sampling assumptions. This second edition has been substantially updated and revised. Improvements include a broader class of models for missing data problems; more detailed treatment of cluster problems, an important topic for empirical researchers; expanded discussion of "generalized instrumental variables" (GIV) estimation; new coverage (based on the author's own recent research) of inverse probability weighting; a more complete framework for estimating treatment effects with panel data, and a firmly established link between econometric approaches to nonlinear panel data and the "generalized estimating equation" literature popular in statistics and other fields. New attention is given to explaining when particular econometric methods can be applied; the goal is not only to tell readers what does work, but why certain "obvious" procedures do not. The numerous included exercises, both theoretical and computer-based, allow the reader to extend methods covered in the text and discover new insights.

The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

by Paul Davies

One of the world’s leading scientists explains why—and how—the search for intelligent life beyond Earth should be expanded. Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake first pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). After a half-century of scanning the skies, however, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence—eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. Physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies has been closely involved with SETI for three decades and chairs the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we’re suddenly confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. He believes the search so far has fallen into an anthropocentric trap—assuming that an alien species will look, think, and behave much like us. In this provocative book Davies refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac: The Commemorative Edition

by Elizabeth Zimmermann

One of America's most ingenious and creative knitters presents 23 patterns in this beloved classic of knitting lore. Elizabeth Zimmermann's bestselling guide includes Aran sweaters, mittens, socks, and patterns for other items that can be followed by intermediate to advanced knitters or adapted into original works.This commemorative hardcover edition celebrates the centenary of Elizabeth Zimmermann's birth and the 50th anniversary of the founding of her company. Its new features include color photos of the finished patterns, many of them reknit using contemporary yarns, as well as a frontispiece by Andrew Wyeth, a preface by the author's daughter, an introduction by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, instructions for the February Lady Sweater, and other bonus items.

Encore

by J. M. Snyder

InBeautiful Disaster, pop superstar Corey Evans realizes how hollow he feels until he discovers he's in love with his best friend and band mate, Ian Coltraine. Together they form the successful pop duo 2ICE, and this story picks up where the first left off.A couple not only onstage but in the bedroom now, Ian and Corey have managed to hide their newfound relationship from the fans, the press, and -- most importantly -- their management. But when manager Dean Summers stumbles upon the two of them together, he's determined to put an end to what he sees as a destructive course which can only end up tearing the band apart.Is the budding love Ian and Corey share strong enough to stand up to the pressures they face?If you haven't readBeautiful Disaster, this story may not make much sense. So pick up the first story before diving into this short, satisfying sequel!

Endless Summer

by J. M. Snyder

It's the summer before his senior year of college, and the last thing Jason Mizzoli wants to do is spend it with his parents. But when his mother books a month's stay at a family friendly resort, she won't let him talk his way out of going.Jason's determined not to enjoy himself ... until he sees sexy resort employee Travis. After a chance encounter over breakfast, Jason thinks Travis might be just as interested as he is in getting to know each other a little better. But hooking up is easier said and done.It isn't until Jason's mother signs him up for a stupid dance class that Jason learns what exactly it is Travis does at the resort. Now that they've found each other, finally, the summer stretches ahead of them with the promise of first love.There's only one little problem -- Jason isn't out to his parents. What will happen if -- and when -- they find out about Travis?

Escape

by J. M. Snyder

Davin is a Delta-23 replicate, which means he looks like every other Delta-23 on the planet. He's bored seeing the same face every day -- each replicate is his twin, though he alone seems to ache for something different. When a prison ship crash-lands in the woods and the replicates are asked to retrieve the prisoners, Davin jumps at the chance to encounter a natural-born.Trace is a hard man who has lived a hard life, and the moment the ship carrying him crashes, he takes the opportunity to escape. The last thing he expects is the replicate eager to get up close and personal with an escaped prisoner.

An Evening with the Rush Hour Hero

by J. M. Snyder

A Vic and Matt StoryVic Braunson has little say over the superpowers he has-they come from his lover, Matt diLorenzo. In the time the men have been together, the powers have become such an integral part of Vic that he doesn't hesitate to use them when his help is needed. One evening on his way home from work, he witnesses a traffic accident that ties up the interstate and responds without thinking.But when Matt hears about the accident on the evening news, Vic has a lot of explaining to do.

The Everything Bartender's Book: Your complete guide to cocktails, martinis, mixed drinks, and more!

by Cheryl Charming

Mix cocktails like a pro in no time with more than 1,000 innovative recipes! Designed for every skill level, this behind-the-bar handbook boasts recipes for shots, cordials, and punches along with classic, mixed, hot, blended, and nonalcoholic drinks. Cocktail expert Cheryl Charming shows you how to:Choose and use glassware, mixers, and toolsMix hundreds of crowd-pleasing drinksPick the perfect drink for every occasionCure nasty hangovers Completely revised and updated, The Everything Bartender's Book, 3rd Edition packs 250 new recipes. Miss Charming reveals the secrets that every great bartender--or home host--needs to know!

The Everything Bread Cookbook

by Leslie Bilderback

Nothing beats the smell--or taste--of fresh-baked bread right from the oven. But many home cooks are intimidated by the thought of making their own. In this cookbook, Certified Master Baker Leslie Bilderback breaks down the bread baking process and makes it easy for anyone to prepare such tantalizingly tasty loaves as:Dark Pumpkernickel RyeSea Salt and Herb FougasseCinnamon Raisin BreadPoppyseed Kaiser RollsCheddar Dill Beer Bread From breadsticks to pancakes, this book covers much more than the standard "white or wheat" you may be used to. Forget store-bought! With this helpful guide, you'll bake your own bread - and never go back!

The Everything Cast-Iron Cookbook

by Cinnamon Cooper

Every chef worth her skillet knows cast iron beats nonstick every time! In The Everything Cast-Iron Cookbook, you'll learn how easy it is to create healthy and delicious recipes with these versatile pans. Food writer and cast-iron enthusiast Cinnamon Cooper shows you how to make 300 mouth-watering recipes, including:Quinoa and Beef-Stuffed Acorn SquashSeared and Roasted Pork BellySmoked Turkey ChiliRoasted Tomatillo and Green Chili SauceIcelandic Sugar-Glazed PotatoesShrimp and Avocado Pasta with a Tequila Tomato SauceFresh Fig MuffinsUpside-Down Apple Pie From fried chicken as scrumptious as Grandma's to spicy exotic Palak Paneer, these recipes will satisfy all year long. And this cookbook guides you though purchasing, seasoning, and cleaning your cast-iron pans. Cooking with cast iron proves what once was old is new again!

The Everything Creative Writing Book: All you need to know to write novels, plays, short stories, screenplays, poems, articles, or blogs

by Wendy Burt-Thomas

Many people can write. But writing well enough to get published takes hours of practice, the ability to take criticism, and expert advice. Filled with stories and tips from published authors, this easy-to-use guide teaches you the basics of the writing craft. Whether you want to create poems or plays, children's books or online blogs, romance novels or a memoir, you'll learn to write more effectively and creatively. Published author, editor, and PR consultant Wendy Burt-Thomas covers all aspects of writing, including how to:Prepare to write, from planning to research to organizationProperly structure your piece to fit your chosen genre Stay focused during the drafting and editing processesWork with other authorsOvercome writer's blockMarket your writing

The Everything Father-to-be Book: A Survival Guide for Men

by Kevin Nelson

There's a lot you need to know about becoming a father. But you can't always find the info you need in pregnancy books for women. Let's face it, you want an easy-to-use "man-ual" that gives you step-by-step instructions as you enter this all-new terrain. Sure, it's good to know the size and weight of your growing baby, but what you really need is advice on how to get your pregnant partner to stop crying, pick out the best car seat for baby, and handle life when your mother-in-law comes for a visit.This useful guy-guide features information on:Balancing home and work responsibilitiesMaintaining an active sex life with your pregnant partnerBabyproofing the homeHow to support and encourage your partnerKnowing when to offer help and when to back off Plus, this new edition also contains advice and tips from dads who've been there and lived to tell the tale. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, The Everything Father-to-Be Book, 2nd Edition gives you all you need to be a perfect partner and a super dad!

The Everything Great Sex Book: Your complete guide to passion, pleasure, and intimacy

by Bobbi Dempsey

There's good sex, and then there's great sex.Toe-curling, shivering, wake-the-neighbors sex. But how do you get from one to the other? The answers are at your fingertips!Inside this revealing reference, you'll find dozens of illustrated positions and valuable advice as veteran sex writer Bobbi Dempsey teaches you:How to get naughty with games and sex talkWays to position yourself for more enjoyable oralNew tips on how to find and tantalize the g-spotWhat position works best during pregnancy--or to conceiveHow to jumpstart a lagging libidoThe secret to sustaining multiple orgasmsAnd much more!With updated information on doing the deed in new or unusual locations, how your health affects your sex life, and getting daring (handcuffs, anyone?), Dempsey truly does cover--and uncover!--it all. So why wait? Dial up the passion and go from good to great.

The Everything Groom Book: A survival guide for men!

by Shelly Hagen

Without question, you love your bride-to-be and want to spend the rest of your life with her. Ever since you popped the question, however, she's seemed somewhat different--more anxious, more neurotic, and more fixated on the "little things" like flowers, bridal registry china, and why the bridesmaids hate their dresses. Before you head for the back door, take a deep breath--help is on the way.The Everything Groom Book is here to help you keep your sanity while your fiancé loses hers. Get no-nonsense advice on how to:Handle the emotional roller coasterChoose a wedding location and dateNarrow down the guest listKnow when to give your opinion--and when to hold backSmooth over disagreements From timing the engagement to enjoying your honey-moon, The Everything Groom Book is your ticket to a hassle-free wedding.

The Everything Guide to Potty Training: A practical guide to finding the best approach for you and your child

by Kim Bookout

Potty training made easy!Potty training can be a challenging and stressful event for parents and kids alike. This portable manual breaks down each popular potty-training approach, and the pros and cons of each. Plus it has the expert advice you need, along with tips from fellow parents.This handy guide helps you to:Recognize when your child is--or isn't--readyFind the right training approach for your childKnow when to stop training and when to persevereReward successes and install confidenceThis comprehensive resource helps you turn a typically frustrating period into a time of productive learning. This book will help you leave the diaper bag behind!

The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel: All the tools you need to write and sell your first novel

by Hallie Ephron

For an aspiring novelist, nothing is more intimidating than a blank page or computer screen. This step-by-step guide helps you get past that hurdle, start writing, and cross the finish line to first draft in only twenty-six weeks! This guide covers the entire novel-writing process--from polishing an idea to finding an agent and submitting to publishers.This practical guide takes you through the ins and outs of writing and publishing your first book, including how to:Create authentic characters, engaging plotlines, and believable settingsEdit for tone, structure, and pacingFind the right agentMarket and sell your work to publishersBuild a career as a novelist Complete with writing exercises, inspiring examples, and expert advice from bestselling novelists, this book is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the art, craft, and business of writing fiction.

The Everything Healthy College Cookbook

by Nicole Cormier

Forget fast food. Forget the dining hall. In this cookbook, you'll find 300 great-tasting, good-for-you recipes designed to help you eat well in and out of the dorm.Peanut butter banana breakfast wrapsToasted cheese and turkey sandwichesApricot riceAsian chicken saladFresh tomato with angel hair pastaMango citrus salsaTriple chocolate cupcakes Chock full of money-saving tips, cooking techniques, and culinary shortcuts, this all-in-one cookbook is all you need to eat well on a budget. With full nutritional breakdowns as well as a wide range of low-fat, vegetarian, and vegan offerings, this college-proof collection of mouthwatering recipes gives you the tasty nutritional boost you need, even when you're stressed out and sleep deprived. So put down that take-out menu and prepare to eat well--on the cheap!

Everything is Better with a Gorilla

by Andrew Gall

Being best buds with a great ape is basically the most awesome thing in the entire world. They're excellent wingmen. They're accomplished bargain hunters. And their impressive dexterity makes them the perfect ping-pong partners.The perks are pretty much endless.Whether you need a hand organizing an Olympic-caliber bobsled team or fancy a leisurely stroll, a Gorilla is the ideal companion for whatever it is you're game to do. And the guidance they give is the absolute tops. Gorillas know the dish on the hippest eateries around and provide financial advice that's unbelievably sound (as they hold true to a "don't spend what you don't have" policy).Everything Is Better with a Gorilla because, well, it just is.

The Everything Kids' Giant Book of Jokes, Riddles, and Brain Teasers

by Michael Dahl

Why did the chicken cross the road?Knock, knock. Who's there?What do you get when you...?As kids guess the answers, they're sure to get the giggles! With this book, little ones will look forward to sharing the jokes with parents, teachers, and siblings--and even coming up with some variations of their own! In addition to hundreds of rib-tickling jokes, readers will love:Head-scratching brain teasersFunny knock-knock jokesHysterical puzzlesRidiculous riddles And much, much more! Amid the jokes, kids also find information on how to deliver the perfect punch line and how their favorite comics got started telling jokes. Every budding comic needs a little help getting started, and this book is the perfect go-to for getting laughs!

The Everything Marijuana Book: Your complete cannabis resource, including history, growing instructions, and preparation

by Alicia Williamson

When someone wants to start growing cannabis, they may be filled with questions: Is it legal? Can it be done inside or outside? It is hard to grow? In this book, you'll find a clear, step-by-step manual to the world of marijuana. Longtime licensed Oregon-based medical-grower Alicia Williamson explains the entire process--from choosing seeds or clones to proper curing and storage of harvest. You'll also find:Information on the legality of growingTips on growing indoors, outdoors, and in containersTroubleshooting information for plants that just won't grow Recipes for medibles such as fruit rollups and chocolate lolliesGrowing cannabis can be challenging, yet rewarding. From the beginner just starting out to the experienced gardener wanting to improve quality and productivity, this is the complete guide to everything marijuana.

The Everything Mother of the Bride Book: A survival guide for mom!

by Katie Martin

She's met "the one" and set the date--now she needs your help to plan and enjoy the wedding of her dreams. With this insightful yet practical guide, you'll provide the support she needs with love and grace. Noted wedding planner Katie Martin outlines the advice and information you need, including how to:Plan the perfect celebration--within budgetSave money where it countsSort through the guest list and design the seating chartsEnsure that the reception runs smoothlyThis updated and revised edition features new material on communicating with the groom's family and following proper etiquette in sticky situations and is all you need to help you help your daughter have the wedding of her dreams!

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