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Cometh The Hour (Clifton Chronicles, Vol. 6)

by Jeffrey Archer

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book,Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which hit theNew York Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.

Far From True

by Linwood Barclay

New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers the second spine-chilling thriller set in the troubled town of Promise Falls, following the electrifying cliffhanger ending of Broken Promise... After the screen of a run-down drive-in movie theater collapses and kills four people, the daughter of one of the victims asks private investigator Cal Weaver to look into a recent break-in at her father's house. Cal discovers a hidden basement room where it's clear that salacious activities have taken place--as well as evidence of missing DVDs. But his investigation soon becomes more complicated when he realizes it may not be discs the thief was actually interested in.... Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is still trying to solve two murders--one of which is three years old--he believes are connected, since each featured a similar distinctive wound. As the lies begin to unravel, Cal is headed straight into the heart of a dark secret as his search uncovers more startling truths about Promise Falls. And when yet another murder happens, Cal and Barry are both driven to pursue their investigations, no matter where they lead. Evil deeds long thought buried are about to haunt the residents of this town--as the sins of the past and present collide with terrifying results.

A History of Women Photographers (Third Edition)

by Naomi Rosenblum

Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray's Violon d'Ingres. Lesser known-- and lesser studied-- is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form. Featuring more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only comprehensive survey of women photographers from the age of the daguerreotype to the present day. In this edition, author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book's coverage to include additional photographers and fourteen new images. The text and the appendix of photographer biographies have been revised throughout, and Rosenblum also provides a new afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and the standing of women photographers in the twenty-first century.

PBL Starter Kit (Project Based Learning Toolkit Series)

by Buck Institute for Education

A practical guide to Project Based Learning. Designed for middle and high school teachers, the PBL Starter Kit contains down-to-earth, classroom tested advice, including six sample projects, step-by-step guidance, tips from experienced practitioners, planning tools and online resources plus project-ready rubrics and handouts.

The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Will Not Give Women a Future

by Cynthia Eller

According to the myth of matriarchal prehistory, men and women lived together peacefully before recorded history. Society was centered around women, with their mysterious life-giving powers, and they were honored as incarnations and priestesses of the Great Goddess. Then a transformation occurred, and men thereafter dominated society. Given the universality of patriarchy in recorded history, this vision is understandably appealing for many women. But does it have any basis in fact? And as a myth, does it work for the good of women? Cynthia Eller traces the emergence of the feminist matriarchal myth, explicates its functions, and examines the evidence for and against a matriarchal prehistory. Finally, she explains why this vision of peaceful, woman-centered prehistory is something feminists should be wary of.

Practical Spelling (Grade 4)

by Miller School Books

This series of workbooks for grades 2 through 8 is designed to help students gain practice in both spelling and handwriting, with minimal teacher involvement. Each grade has 36 two-page units, with a recommended schedule of one unit per week, and every sixth unit is a review. Each unit is divided into 3 to 5 parts, to help with assigning an amount of lesson practice that will fit your schedule.

The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Sixth Edition)

by Tracy Ore

This best-selling anthology surveys how and why the categories of race, class, gender, and sexuality are constructed, maintained, experienced, and transformed. The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality then moves beyond simply discussing various forms of stratification and the impact of these on members of marginalized groups by providing a thorough discussion of how such systems of stratification are formed, perpetuated, and interconnected. Readers are then challenged at the end of each reading with critical thinking questions to relate content to their lives and understand how their own attitudes, actions, and perspectives may serve to perpetuate a stratified system.

The Industrial Revolution for Kids

by Cheryl Mullenbach

This blend of authoritative historic overview and human interest stories recounts one of the most important eras in American history This educational activity book introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution through the people, places, and inventions of the time, from the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies and the dingy and dangerous factories of the day to the creation of new forms of transportation and communication. By recounting this fascinating period in American history through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books--including Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her one-cent coffee stands--this book helps tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life and allow for readers to make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Additional resources featured include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore.

The Skin I'm In

by Sharon G. Flake

So begins the story of Maleeka Madison, a child burdened with the low self-esteem that many black girls face when they're darker skinned. When Maleeka lays eyes on her new teacher, Miss Saunders, she encounters someone who, she feels, is worse off than she is. But Miss Saunders' skin, which is blotched with a rare skin condition, comes to serve as a mirror to Maleeka's struggle. Miss Saunders is tough -- she doesn't stand for the snickers and shouts that her students hurl at her. Through this example, Maleeka learns that she can stand up to tough-talking Charlese. And, over time, she can even accept Caleb's friendship, the unconditional acceptance he's been showing her from the get-go. Sharon Flake, an exceptional new talent, weaves a stunning tale of finding one's place in a world that judges others at face value.

Get Scrappy

by Nick Westergaard

It's an exciting time to be in marketing: The Internet, social media, and content marketing are powerful equalizers, resetting the playing field for businesses large and small. Yet, it's also a challenging time, with much work to do and an ever-changing array of platforms, features, and networks to master--all on a tighter budget than before. Don't get discouraged, get scrappy! Shattering the myth that only big brands can do big things, Get Scrappy will help you: Demystify digital marketing in a way that makes sense for your business Do more with less Build a strong brand with something to say Find inspiration in unexpected places Create relevant and engaging content and promote it via Twitter, Facebook, and other channels Integrate strategy and message across touchpoints for a unified brand experience--both online and off Spark dialogue with your community of customers Measure what matters The result is a reliable, repeatable system for reinventing your marketing as marketing reinvents itself. Featuring frameworks, hacks, tips, idea starters, and more, Get Scrappy is the map you need to take your marketing from good to great.

The Heaviness of Things That Float

by Jennifer Manuel

Only weeks from retirement, Bernadette finds herself unsettled, with no immediate family of her own--how does she fit into the world? Her fears are complicated by the role she has played within their community: a keeper of secrets in a place "too small for secrets." And then a shocking announcement crackles over the VHF radio of the remote medical outpost: Chase Charlie, the young man that Bernadette loves like a son, is missing. The community is thrown into upheaval, and with the surface broken, raw dysfunction, pain and truths float to the light.

AQA A-level: Economics 2

by James Powell Ray Powell

This textbook have been fully revised to reflect the 2015 AQA Economics specification, giving you up-to-date material that supports your teaching and will enable your students to: - Develop subject knowledge with topic-by-topic support from Ray Powell and James Powell, who are experienced in teaching and examining - Demonstrate awareness of current issues in economics through brand new case studies that also help build analytical and evaluative skills - Explain important concepts and issues effectively; key terms throughout the text and in the microeconomic and macroeconomic glossaries help to establish the language of economics - Build quantitative skills with worked examples - Stretch and challenge their knowledge with extension materials - Prepare for exams with practice questions and activities throughout

Pike

by Benjamin Whitmer

The acclaimed debut from the author of Cry Father, nominated for France's most prestigious crime fiction award, is a "relentlessly visceral" (Seattle Examiner) story of fatherhood and redemption with the sharp edge of a thriller and a dark heart that "easily rivals Larry Brown's most renowned novels" (Spinetingler Magazine). Douglas Pike is no longer the murderous hustler of his youth, but he's certainly no kinder. He works odd jobs, just living out his life in Appalachia with his partner Rory, hemming in his demons the best he can. His best seems just good enough until his estranged daughter overdoses, and he takes in his twelve-year-old granddaughter, Wendy. Just as the two are beginning to forge a relationship, a dirty cop kills a black man and, while on hiatus from the force, takes an unhealthy interest in Wendy. Pike and Rory head to Cincinnati to learn what they can about the death of Pike's daughter and the crooked cop, three evenly matched predators circling a human wilderness of junkie squats, roadhouse bars, and homeless Vietnam vet encampments. Now featuring extended excerpts from Cry Father, the novel LitReactor called "a gut punch of raw storytelling power...absolutely uncompromising," Benjamin Whitmer's inimitable literary voice is a tour de force infused with acerbic wit and keen wisdom about the flawed nature of humanity.

The People of the Castle: Selected Strange Stories

by Joan Aiken

Here is the whisper in the night, the dog whose loyalty outlasted death, the creak upstairs, that half-remembered ghost story that won't let you sleep, the sound that raises gooseflesh, the wish you'd checked the lock on the door before dark fell. Here are tales of suspense and the supernatural that will chill, amuse, and exhilarate. Features a new introduction by the late author's daughter, Lizza Aiken.

Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle

by Kelly Fritsch Clare O'Connor Ak Thompson

"An extraordinary volume that provides nothing less than a detailed cognitive mapping of the terrain for everyone who wants to engage in radical politics. "--Slavoj Žižek, author of Living in the End Times "From its thought-provoking Introduction though its energizing accounts of the tensions underlying our most prized concepts, Keywords for Radicals will be indispensable to any scholar or activist who is serious about critique and change. "--Stephen Duncombe, editor of Cultural Resistance Reader In Keywords (1976), Raymond Williams devised a "vocabulary" that reflected the vast social transformations of the post-war period. He revealed how these transformations could be grasped by investigating changes in word usage and meaning. Keywords for Radicals--part homage, part development--asks: What vocabulary might illuminate the social transformations marking our own contested present? How do these words define the imaginary of today's radical left? With insights from dozens of scholars and troublemakers, Keywords for Radicals explores the words that shape our political landscape. Each entry highlights a term's contested variations, traces its evolving usage, and speculates about what its historical mutations can tell us. More than a glossary, this is a crucial study of the power of language and the social contradictions hidden within it. Contributors include Patrick Bond, Silvia Federici, John Bellamy Foster, Joy James, Ilan Pappé, Justin Podur, Nina Power, Mab Segrest, and more. Kelly Fritsch is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto. Clare O'Connor is a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Southern California. A. K. Thompson teaches social theory at Fordham University in New York.

Sayonara Slam

by Naomi Hirahara

Japan faces Korea in the World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium, and curmudgeonly gardener Mas Arai finds himself embroiled in a murder. A Japanese tabloid writer drops dead on the field, and Mas gave the victim his last drink. It turns out there's more at stake than a baseball championship--international diplomacy depends upon uncovering secrets buried decades ago. Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar Award-winning and Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated author of the Mas Arai mystery series, including Strawberry Yellow, Blood Hina, and Snakeskin Shamisen. She is also the author of the new series of Los Angeles-based Ellie Rush mysteries, published by Penguin.

Law, Labor, and England's Great Transformation: Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution

by Marc W. Steinberg

With England's Great Transformation, Marc W. Steinberg throws a wrench into our understanding of the English Industrial Revolution, largely revising the thesis at heart of Karl Polanyi's landmark The Great Transformation. The conventional wisdom has been that in the nineteenth century, England quickly moved toward a modern labor market where workers were free to shift from employer to employer in response to market signals. Expanding on recent historical research, Steinberg finds to the contrary that labor contracts, centered on insidious master-servant laws, allowed employers and legal institutions to work in tandem to keep employees in line.<P><P> Building his argument on three case studies--the Hanley pottery industry, Hull fisheries, and Redditch needlemakers--Steinberg employs both local and national analyses to emphasize the ways in which these master-servant laws allowed employers to use the criminal prosecutions of workers to maintain control of their labor force. Steinberg provides a fresh perspective on the dynamics of labor control and class power, integrating the complex pathways of Marxism, historical institutionalism, and feminism, and giving readers a subtle, yet revelatory new understanding of workplace control and power during England's Industrial Revolution.

African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe

by Annalisa Butticci

Catholic Italy is a destination for migrants from Nigeria and Ghana, who bring their own form of Christianity-Pentecostalism, the most Protestant of Christian faiths. At the heart of Annalisa Butticci's ethnography is a paradox. Believers on both sides are driven by a desire to find sensuous, material ways to make the divine visible and tangible.

Saving the Media: Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy

by Arthur Goldhammer Julia Cage

Julia Cagé explains the economics and history of the media crisis and offers a solution: a nonprofit media organization, midway between a foundation and a joint stock company, supported by readers, employees, and innovative financing such as crowdfunding. Her business model is inspired by a central idea: that news, like education, is a public good.

Informed Power

by Alejandra Dubcovsky

Alejandra Dubcovsky maps channels of information exchange in the American South, exploring how colonists came into possession of knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system or a printing press until the 1730s. She describes ingenious oral networks, and she uncovers important lessons about the nexus of information and power.

Five Goofy Ghosts

by Judith Bauer Stamper

Five ghost stories blend spookiness and humor by taking young readers into the worlds of quirky ghosts and complementing each tale with funny twists.

The Topological Imagination: Spheres, Edges, and Islands

by Angus Fletcher

In a bold and boundary defining work, Angus Fletcher clears a space for an intellectual encounter with the shape of human imagining. Joining literature and topology--a branch of mathematics--he maps the ways the imagination's contours are formed by the spherical earth's patterns and cycles, and shows how the world we inhabit also inhabits us.

Legislating Instability: Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1722

by Tyler Beck Goodspeed

From 1716 to 1845 Scottish banks were among the most dynamic and resilient in Europe, effectively absorbing economic shocks that rocked markets in London and on the continent. Tyler Beck Goodspeed explains the paradox that Scotland's banking system achieved this success without the regulations Adam Smith considered necessary for economic stability.

Politics against Domination

by Ian Shapiro

Ian Shapiro makes a compelling case that the purpose of politics should be to combat domination, and he shows what this means in practice at home and abroad. This is a major work of applied political theory, a profound challenge to utopian visions, and a guide to fundamental problems of justice and distribution.

Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World

by Randy J. Sparks

The Atlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, yet most of its stories are lost. Randy Sparks examines the few remaining reconstructed experiences of West Africans who lived in the South between 1740 and 1860. Their stories highlight the diversity of struggles that confronted every African who arrived on American shores.

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