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5 Minutes with Jesus: Quiet Time for Your Soul

by Sheila Walsh

Five Minutes with Jesus provides bursts of inspiration for every reader’s relationship with Jesus. Brief but profound, these daily readings from Sheila Walsh will help busy people draw close to Him and walk with Him throughout the day. It will become clear that, even in the midst of a busy lifestyle, every minute we spend in the powerful presence of Jesus makes a difference in our lives!

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology

by Samuel Cohen

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. The book's carefully chosen selections include both classic essays and high-interest, high-quality contemporary readings to truly engage students. The editorial apparatus is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition. In its fifth edition, 50 Essays continues to help students acquire the critical thinking and academic writing skills they need to succeed, without making a dent in their wallets.

50 Hikes in Kentucky (2nd Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

by Hiram Rogers

Stunning hikes and walks in the Bluegrass State This comprehensive guide is the essential companion to any traveler’s journey into the verdant countryside of Kentucky. Take advantage of Hiram Rogers’ robust experience when navigating Kentucky’s rich natural attractions, from the Cumberland Gap through to the towering Black Mountain to the rockhouses and cascades of the Bark Camp Trail. Hikes are organized by distance, difficulty, and natural features—including waterfalls and arches—and paired with succinct but informative notes so you can choose the right trail for you and make the most of your journey. Take the knowledge of a proven hiking veteran with you as you explore all that Kentucky’s nature has to offer. As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying the most of what you want in a hike—whether it’s stunning lake views, luminous moonrises, or sublime skyscapes framed by the crests of mountains.

50 Politics Classics: Freedom Equality Power

by Tom Butler-Bowdon

Praise for the 50 Classics series:"Butler-Bowdon writes with infectious enthusiasm. A true scholar."--USA Today"Tremendous. It educates and edifies, affirms and inspires."--Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleFeaturing texts by Saul Alinsky, Edmund Burke, Rachel Carson, Carl von Clausewitz, Francis Fukuyama, Mahatma Gandhi, Friedrich Hayek, Thomas Hobbes, Martin Luther King, Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, J. S. Mill, George Orwell, Thomas Paine, Plato, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alexis De Tocqueville, Mary Wollstonecraft, and many more. 50 Politics Classics provides commentaries on the books, pamphlets, and speeches of major leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Winston Churchill, and the texts from Aristotle to Naomi Klein, that drive real-world change.Tom Butler-Bowdon's book spans 2,500 years of thinkers and doers, economists, activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, and philosophers of freedom. Are we living in The Post-American World? Is there a Clash of Civilizations? What is The Future of Power? Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, in these politically charged times we could all benefit from greater understanding of these key ideas.This is the latest bestseller in Tom Butler-Bowdon's award-winning 50 Classics series, which has already sold one hundred thousand copies in the United States and four hundred thousand copies worldwide. Tom Butler-Bowdon is an expert on the "literature of possibility," covering psychology, philosophy, self-help, spirituality, and prosperity. His first book, 50 Self-Help Classics, won the Benjamin Franklin Award and was a Foreword magazine Book of the Year. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, Tom lives in Oxford, United Kingdom, and Australia. Visit: butler-bowdon.com.

50 Unbelievable Women and Their Fascinating (and True!) Stories

by Saundra Mitchell

From Tina Fey to Vera Wang, and Oprah Winfrey to Maria TallChief, 50 incredible ladies who shaped our history!<P><P> A compilation of biographies profiling some of the most intrepid women in history and today. From athletes, comediennes, and TV personalities, to world leaders, political figures, and activists, these women paved the way for future generations and have proven that hard work and passion will help you achieve just about anything. Chock full of interesting facts and bursts of trivia, plus a glossary and a fun quiz are sure to entertain and inform!

52 Activities for Exploring Values Differences

by Patricia A Cassiday Donna M. Stringer

Finally, an entire manual of activities devoted to values exploration. The authors have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of value differences would be beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, human resources programs, ESL classes, corporate diversity training and others. With 52 different learning exercises focusing on how people lead and work together, this book discusses the work styles that make the difference in your organization.

52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication

by Patricia A Cassiday Donna M. Stringer

The exercises in this book are intended to facilitate effective communication across a wide range of differences. Many of the exercises are written with instructions that address needs for a specific audience (e.g., gender or generation). Stringer and Cassiday have written and adapted sound, ready-to-use activities for settings where the exploration of cross-cultural communication would be beneficial: the workplace, the classroom, human resources programs, ESL classes, corporate diversity training, international team development workshops, conflict management and others.

52 Activities for Successful International Relocation

by Patricia A Cassiday Donna M. Stringer

The third book in a line of distinguished and popular activity books for intercultural trainers and coaches, this singular source of relevant exercises is designed to enhance the richness of international relocation for individuals and families. It features ready-to-use activities designed to improve cross-cultural transition and increase understanding of the relocation process, while enhancing the personal experience and organizational effectiveness of participants.Patricia A. Cassiday is a Seattle, Washington-based cross-cultural consultant, trainer, and coach specializing in international transitions.Donna M. Stringer is a social psychologist with more than thirty years' experience as a cross-cultural educator and trainer. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World

by Gretta Parker

Winner of two 2013 Indie Next Generation Finalist awards, "The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World" is the story of Flopsy Parker who was dropped off at a North Carolina shelter in the fall of 2010. By 2011, after he had trained his mother Gretta to be his ghost writer, he was inspiring people on Facebook with his message of adoption and helping other rabbits around the world that needed homes. This delightful, heartwarming, and real-life story, as told from Flopsy Parker's point of view, is sure to tweak your bunny bone. "The $7.50 Bunny That Changed the World" is a tribute to his life, the people he inspired, and proof that even the smallest of creatures can live the biggest of lives.

The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse: The Revolutionary New Plan to Melt Up to 10 Pounds of Fat in Just One Week!

by Kelly Choi Editors of Eat This, Not That

Jump-start your metabolism, turn on your fat-burning hormones, and bring calm to your body and mind with the remarkable, scientifically proven powers of weight-loss teas. Join food journalist Kelly Choi and the New York Times bestselling authors of Eat This, Not That! as they unlock the science of tea, and discover how different forms of this healing plant can help change your life. The new and improved 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse features even more shocking scientific evidence that reveals how you can strip away belly fat—fast! “I loved the results! I followed the plan for 7 days and lost 9 pounds!”—Jeanine Arenas, 31, Miami, Florida From metabolism-boosting green tea to fat-blocking white tea to the multi-powered chai, you’ll learn how to time your tea intake throughout the day, ensuring your body is burning fat and staying strong 24/7. All the while, you’ll get to enjoy delicious tea-based smoothies and indulgent dinners (yes, you get to eat on this cleanse!). “I went from a size 20 to a size 16, and I’m alive with energy. This is not a diet or cleanse for me but a way of life.”—Tracy Durst, 45, Lewistown, PA In just one week, you will • lose up to 10 pounds of stubborn abdominal weight • look and feel leaner and lighter, without grueling exercise • reset your metabolism to help make weight-loss long-lasting and automatic • sleep more soundly and feel more energized • dramatically reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease • beat stress and bring complete calm to your mind Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years—in just one week? Then you’re ready for The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse.

The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse: The Revolutionary New Plan to Melt Up to 10 Pounds of Fat in Just One Week!

by Kelly Choi Editors of Eat This, Not That

Jump-start your metabolism, turn on your fat-burning hormones, and bring calm to your body and mind with the remarkable, scientifically proven powers of weight-loss teas. Join food journalist Kelly Choi and the New York Times bestselling authors of Eat This, Not That! as they unlock the science of tea, and discover how different forms of this healing plant can help change your life. The new and improved 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse features even more shocking scientific evidence that reveals how you can strip away belly fat—fast! “I loved the results! I followed the plan for 7 days and lost 9 pounds!”—Jeanine Arenas, 31, Miami, Florida From metabolism-boosting green tea to fat-blocking white tea to the multi-powered chai, you’ll learn how to time your tea intake throughout the day, ensuring your body is burning fat and staying strong 24/7. All the while, you’ll get to enjoy delicious tea-based smoothies and indulgent dinners (yes, you get to eat on this cleanse!). “I went from a size 20 to a size 16, and I’m alive with energy. This is not a diet or cleanse for me but a way of life.”—Tracy Durst, 45, Lewistown, PA In just one week, you will • lose up to 10 pounds of stubborn abdominal weight • look and feel leaner and lighter, without grueling exercise • reset your metabolism to help make weight-loss long-lasting and automatic • sleep more soundly and feel more energized • dramatically reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease • beat stress and bring complete calm to your mind Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years—in just one week? Then you’re ready for The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse.

The 8:55 to Baghdad: From London to Iraq on the Trail of Agatha Christie and theOrient Express

by Andrew Eames

In 1928, Agatha Christie, the world's most widely read author, was a thirty-something single mother. With her marriage to her first husband, Archie Christie, over, she decided to take a much needed holiday; the Caribbean had been her intended destination, but a conversation at a dinner party with a couple who had just returned from Iraq changed her mind. Five days later she was off on a completely different trajectory. Merging literary biography with travel adventure, and ancient history with contemporary world events, Andrew Eames tells a riveting tale and reveals fascinating and little-knowndetails en route in this exotic chapter in the life of Agatha Christie. His own trip from London to Baghdad--a journey much more difficult to make in 2002 with the political unrest in the Middle East and the war in Iraq, than it was in 1928--becomes ineluctably intertwined with Agatha's, and the people he meets could have stepped out of a mystery novel. Fans of Agatha Christie will delight in Eames' description of the places and events that appeared in andinfluenced her fiction--and armchair travelers will thrill in the exotica of the journey itself.

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook (8 Keys to Mental Health)

by Gwen Schubert Grabb Carolyn Costin

Readers are walked through strategies by a therapist and her former patient. 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder was lauded as a "brave and hopeful book" as well as "remarkably readable." Now, the authors have returned with a companion workbook—offering all new assignments, strategies, and personal reflections to help those who suffer from an eating disorder heal their relationship to food and their bodies. Clients of Costin and Grabb consistently tell them that knowing they are both recovered is one of the most helpful aspects of their treatment. With this experience as a foundation, the authors bring together years of clinical expertise and invaluable personal testimony, from themselves and others, to the strategies in this book. Readers will get a glimpse of what it's like to be in therapy with either Carolyn or Gwen. Filled with tried and true practical exercises, goal sheets, food journal forms, clinical anecdotes and stories, readers are guided in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and coping strategies while being encouraged to choose how they want to approach the material. This book is an important resource to anyone living with destructive or self-defeating eating behaviors.

8 Weeks to Optimum Health: A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body's Natural Healing Power

by Andrew Weil

Now expanded and updated–the #1 New York Times bestselling book in which one of America’s most brilliant doctors shares his famous program for improving and protecting your healthEight Weeks to Optimum Health lays out Dr. Andrew Weil’s famous week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep your body’s natural healing system in peak working order. It covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress, and environment–all aspects of daily living that affect health and well-being. This revised edition includes the most up-to-date findings on such vital subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, trans fats, toxic residues in the food supply, soy products, and vitamins and supplements, together with a greatly enhanced source list of information and supplies. Inside you will learn how to• develop eating habits for greater health and well-being• start an effective exercise program based on walking and stretching• work with breathing patterns to decrease stress and improve energy• solve sleeping problems• eliminate toxins from your diet• minimize environmental hazards in your daily lifePlus–programs tailored to the specific needs of pregnant women, senior citizens, overweight people, and those at risk for cancer.“If there is a heaven, sixtysomething Weil is headed there, but if he practices what he preaches, probably not for some time yet.”– London Times “Dr. Andrew Weil is an extraordinary phenomenon.”–The Washington Post

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses

by Stephen E. Kohn Vincent D. O'Connell

Why does one management style make employees hate their jobs while a different style inspires them to outperform and commands their respect? Emotionally intelligent people-management skills turn out to be the primary reason. In modern organizations keen to retain their most talented human capital, there may be no more important competency to develop than the skills that motivate people to outperform the competition.9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Bosses features a sensible, easily implemented framework organized into three distinct sets of skills--foundational, prevention of common pitfalls, and advanced relationship management. Kohn and O'Connell enhance the approaches to effective people management that they presented in their highly praised previous publication 6 Habits of Highly Effective Bosses.

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors

by Stephen E. Kohn Vincent D. O'Connell

Most companies around the globe clearly believe that people should have the opportunity to achieve as much as their initiative and native talent can justify, but too many managers still lack the wherewithal to effectively groom junior employees who have the potential to climb the corporate ladder. The support of a mentor is an integral part of any effort to maximize someone's full potential. A mentor-protégé relationship has many unique features, which both sides of the relationship need to understand and appreciate. Serving in the role of mentor involves providing highly individualized guidance from someone with the appropriate background, life, and work experiences and, importantly, an avid interest in helping others reach their life and career goals.

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams

by Stephen E. Kohn Vincent D. O'Connell

Increasingly, organizations count on project teams to develop products and deliver services to their customers. Consequently, effective teamwork and team leadership are integral components of an organization's success. In 9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Teams, Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O'Connell define the essence of superior performance by project teams at work, and identify nine attributes of team membership and team leadership that set the stage for accomplishment of group objectives. Kohn and O'Connell bring these proven strategies to life with real-world examples drawn from decades of experience.

90 Minutes at Entebbe: The Full Inside Story of the Spectacular Israeli Counterterrorism Strike and the Daring Rescue of 103 Hostages

by Uri Dan William Stevenson

The incredible story of an Israeli mission that rescued 103 hostages from a hijacked jetliner.On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by terrorists and flown to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. In the following agonizing days, Israeli passengers were singled out and held hostage. A week later on July 4, one hundred Israeli commandos raced 2,500 miles from Israel to Entebbe, landed in the middle of the night, and in a heart-stopping mission that lasted ninety minutes, killed all guerillas and freed 103 hostages.In captivating detail, Stevenson provides a fast-paced hour-by-hour narration from the hijacking to the final ninety-minute mission. In addition to discussing the incredible rescue itself, Stevenson also covers the political backdrop behind the hijacking, especially Ugandan President Idi Amin’s support for the hijackers, which marked one of the first times a leader of a nation had backed terrorist activities. An illustration of one nation’s undying spirit, heroism, and commitment to its people in the face of threat, Operation Thunderbolt has become a legendary antiterrorist tale.Although first written in 1976 (and published within weeks of the event), Stevenson’s account presents this act of terrorism in a way that is still relevant in our modern-day political climate. A factual account of what could easily be read as sensational fiction, 90 Minutes at Entebbe will inspire, encourage, and instill hope in all readers.Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Abandoned Families: Social Isolation in the Twenty-First Century

by Kristin S. Seefeldt

Education, employment, and home ownership have long been considered stepping stones to the middle class. But in Abandoned Families, social policy expert Kristin Seefeldt shows how many working families have access only to a separate but unequal set of poor-quality jobs, low-performing schools, and declining housing markets which offer few chances for upward mobility. Through in-depth interviews over a six-year period with women in Detroit, Seefeldt charts the increasing social isolation of many low-income workers, particularly African Americans, and analyzes how economic and residential segregation keep them from achieving the American Dream of upward mobility. Seefeldt explores the economic and political obstacles that have altered the pathways for opportunity. She finds that while many low-income individuals work, enroll in higher education, and attempt to use social safety net benefits in times of crisis, they primarily have access to subpar institutions, which often hamper their efforts to get ahead. Many of these workers hold unstable, low-paying service sector jobs that provide few paths for advancement and exacerbate their social isolation. Those who pursue higher education to gain qualifications for better paying jobs often enroll in for-profit schools and online programs that push them into debt but rarely lead to secure employment or even a degree. And while home ownership was once the best way to establish wealth, Seefeldt finds that in declining cities like Detroit, it can saddle low-income owners with underwater mortgages in depopulated neighborhoods. Finally, she shows that the 1996 federal welfare reform and other retrenchments in the social safety net have made it more difficult for struggling families to access public benefits that could alleviate their economic hardships. When benefits are difficult to access, families often take on debt as a way of managing. Taken together, these factors contribute to what Seefeldt calls the “social abandonment” of vulnerable families. Abandoned Families is a timely, on-the-ground assessment of hardship in contemporary America. Seefeldt exposes the shortcomings of the institutions that once fostered upward mobility and shows how sweeping policy measures—including new labor protections, expansion of the social safety net, increased regulation of for-profit colleges, and reparations—could help lift up those who have fallen behind.

The ABCs of Autism Acceptance

by Sparrow Rose Jones

In The ABCs of Autism Acceptance, Sparrow takes us through a guided tourof the topics most central to changing the way that autism is perceived, toremove systemic barriers to access that have traditionally been barriers toAutistic participation in some sectors of society. They also take us through thebasics of Autistic culture, discussing many of its major features and recentdevelopments with a sense of history and making the current state of theconversation around this form of neurodivergence clear to those who are new toit, whether they are Autistic themselves or a friend/family member looking forresources to help themselves support the Autistic people in their lives more fully.

Abduction

by Cynthia Eden

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden has killer instincts when it comes to breathtaking suspense! Once the town troublemaker, Sheriff Hayden Black became the teen hero who saved young Jillian West from a savage kidnapper. He never got over their brief affair. Now the ex-SEAL and the burned-out FBI agent have reunited in their Florida hometown and rediscovered their powerful attraction. But as they hunt down a long-forgotten killer, will they get a second chance at happiness? When a series of accidents begins to plague Jill, Hayden won't let her fall victim again. There's too much history between them...and too much desire.

Abjection and Representation

by Rina Arya

Abjection and Representation is a theoretical investigation of the concept of abjection as expounded by Julia Kristeva in Powers of Horror (1982) and its application in various fields including the visual arts, film and literature. It examines the complexity of the concept and its significance as a cultural category.

Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

by Bronwen Everill

Bronwen Everill offers a new perspective on African global history, applying a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia to understand their role in the anti-slavery colonization movements of Britain and America.

About Face

by Carole Howard

From the outside, Ruth seems to have it all: a high-powered career, happy marriage and family. But her inner Peace-Corps-Volunteer is hollering to be let out.When Ruth bumps into Vivian, her long-lost friend and former hut-mate, she realizes how different she is from the person she used to be and wonders if she's lost part of herself--the best part--in her quest for "the perfect life." Her internal tug of war gathers steam and knocks her seemingly perfect urban life out of kilter. As they struggle with their differences and try to resurrect their friendship, the two women realize--with humor and a growing respect--that they each have strengths to contribute to a venture neither would have discovered on her own, one that melds past and present to shape an exciting and surprising future.This contemporary literary novel toggles between flashback scenes in West Africa and present day Manhattan as it chronicles the power of the women's friendship. The characters are simultaneously memorable and down-to-earth, and readers begin to feel they've known them for a long time. They're treated with affection, nuanced understanding, and a healthy dose of wit. This fast-paced, funny, and honest coming-of-middle age novel playfully walks the line between humor and wisdom as it deals with the serious issues of mid-life and aging.

About That Man: A Romance Novel

by Sherryl Woods

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods returns readers to the beloved Southern town of Trinity Harbor with a story of second chances and finding love in unexpected places How could the sensible daughter of Trinity Harbor's self-proclaimed patriarch have taken in the boy caught hot-wiring her car? Whether the boy is a modern-day Huck Finn or not, Trinity Harbor is in an uproar. But for Daisy Spencer, guiding the orphaned ten-year-old is easy, an escape from her own tragic past. She can ignore the town's nay-saying. The only real obstacle is...that man. That man is the boy's uncle, Walker Ames, a tough DC cop who sees his unexpected nephew as his last chance at redemption. Soon he's commuting to the charming fishbowl of a town, where everyone assumes he's seduced Daisy-their best Sunday-school teacher! But to Walker, Daisy is a disconcerting mix of charming innocence and smart-mouthed excitement in a town that's not as sleepy as it looks.

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