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Coming, Aphrodite

by Willa Cather

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection Don Hedger had lived for four years on the top floor of an old house on the south side of Washington Square, New York, and nobody had ever disturbed him. But early one May, the vivacious singer Eden Brower moves in. "Coming, Aphrodite!" is a Willa Cather masterpiece, possessing all the qualities that bubble just beneath the surface of Cather's work, deceptively tranquil on top but as exciting, ambitious, and boisterous as the American continent she so well represented below. Including Coney Island ballooning scenes, ancient Aztec tales, melancholy artists and prairie girls navigating the big city, Cather weaves an astonishing narrative of lost love and dashed opportunities. From the Collected Stories, spanning the length of her triumphant career. An eBook short.

Selected Writings of César Vallejo

by César Vallejo Joseph Mulligan

For the first time in English, readers can now evaluate the extraordinary breadth of César Vallejo's diverse oeuvre that, in addition to poetry, includes magazine and newspaper articles, chronicles, political reports, fictions, plays, letters, and notebooks. Edited by the translator Joseph Mulligan, Selected Writings follows Vallejo down his many winding roads, from Santiago de Chuco in highland Peru, to the coastal cities of Trujillo and Lima, on to Paris, Madrid, Moscow, and Leningrad. This repeated border-crossing also plays out on the textual level, as Vallejo wrote prolifically across genres and, in many cases, created poetic space in extra-literary modes. Informed by a vast body of scholarly research, this compendium synthesizes a restored literary corpus and--in bold translations that embrace the idiosyncratic spirit of the author's writing--puts forth a new representation of this essential figure of twentieth-century Latin American literature as an indispensable alternative to the European avant-garde. Compiling well known versions with over eighty percent of the text presented in English translation for the first time, Selected Writings is both a trove of and tribute to Vallejo's multifaceted work. Includes translations by the editor and Clayton Eshleman, Pierre Joris, Suzanne Jill Levine, Nicole Peyrafitte, Michael Lee Rattigan, William Rowe, Eliot Weinberger, and Jason Weiss.

Women without Class

by Julie Bettie

In this examination of white and Mexican-American girls coming of age in California's Central Valley, Julie Bettie turns class theory on its head and offers new tools for understanding the ways in which class identity is constructed and, at times, fails to be constructed in relationship to color, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Documenting the categories of subculture and style that high school students use to explain class and racial/ethnic differences among themselves, Bettie depicts the complex identity performances of contemporary girls. The title, Women Without Class, refers at once to young working-class women who have little cultural capital to enable class mobility, to the fact that class analysis and social theory has remained insufficiently transformed by feminist and ethnic studies, and to the fact that some feminist analysis has itself been complicit in the failure to theorize women as class subjects. Bettie's research and analysis make a case for analytical and political attention to class, but not at the expense of attention to other axes of identity and social formations.

Learn to Teach

by Catherine Scott

Learn to Teach explores the most up-to-date findings on how children learn, to help teachers create effective learning environments and plan for teaching. Drawing on a neo-Vygotskian approach to learning, it covers the purpose of education; socio-cultural approaches to human cognition; attention and intelligence as cognitive tools; and the role of mindsets, memory and language in learning. It promotes the idea that the mind is a cultural product and that education is best understood as fostering the development of valued cognitive tools appropriate for the 21st century. To provide readers with a holistic understanding of learning, the book explores the significant contributions to the study of learning and teaching from psychologists, sociologists and cultural theorists. Readers are encouraged to critically engage with - and challenge - some of the prevailing learning theories in order to better understand their students. Each chapter features classroom observation exercises, discussion questions and links to further reading.

Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe

by Walter Koenig

"Beneath the tinsel of Hollywood," Oscar Levant once said, "is the real tinsel." Beneath that lies a cornucopia of absurd behavior and bizarre experiences that rival the most creative silver screen fiction. As a young transplant from New York in the 1950s and '60s Walter Koenig quickly came to know Hollywood as a place of energy and opportunity where life's uncertainties loomed large. Launching an acting career in this unpredictable cultural cauldron, he wound his way through various misadventures before finding he had attained a degree of success that surprised even him. This is Koenig's story--from growing up as the neurotic child of Russian immigrants in 1940s Manhattan through his rise to Star Trek fame as Pavel Chekov, Russian navigator of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and beyond. Not a typical Hollywood memoir, Warped Factors is anything but aloof. Koenig's very human narrative is full of the kind of insecurities and quirks anyone can relate to. With wry wit, striking candor, and a true gift for storytelling, Koenig takes us on a sometimes bumpy but often hilarious trip through his galaxy. Blind faith and a healthy sense of irony seem to sustain him as he relates a steady stream of anecdotes, including: *** * Pitching a story to an NBC producer who is in the midst of an out-of-body experience; * Having a loaded gun placed in his ear by a jealous manager; * Performing a controversial play that was interrupted by someone believed to be a member of the American Nazi party dressed in the uniform of a Chicken Delight delivery boy; * Getting fired from a CBS movie of the week for staring at the director; * Being mistaken for a bellhop during a public appearance in his Star Trek uniform; * Declining a Star Trek convention attendee's invitation to help sacrifice a chicken in her hotel room. Of course, this amusing memoir also takes us behind the scenes of Star Trek, with fresh perspectives not only on the cast members themselves but also on the development and evolution of the megalithic sci-fi legend. In fact, Koenig includes a number of the script ideas he himself pitched over the years, including a proposed outline for Star Trek VI (one that saw the deaths of several main crew members, including Kirk) and several for The Next Generation series. Also included are Koenig's notes to producer Harve Bennett on Star Trek IT. The Wrath of Khan, as well as his commentary on several other projects. Finally, Koenig offers candid reflections not only on the Star Trek years but on his life and career since. Most notable are his well-received stints on stage and his current role as the insidious Alfred Bester on television's Babylon S. Enjoying both critical and popular success, Koenig has once again confirmed his enduring position in science fiction's acting pantheon.

Live Christ! Give Christ!

by Mary Lea Hill FSP Margaret Kerry Fsp

Discover the rich tradition of Pauline spirituality in this first-time-ever-in-print collection of prayers by Blessed James Alberione, the founder of the Pauline family, and by other contemporary Paulines. A valuable edition for anyone desiring to thrive in the living out of their Catholic faith, Live Christ! Give Christ! features prayers for facing the challenges of life and for all aspects of evangelization. The collection includes the Our Secret of Success prayer featured in the movie, Media Apostle: The Father James Alberione Story.

Discourse on Method

by René Descartes

Descartes's revolutionary treatise on reason and scientific thought, which sparked radical breakthroughs in mathematics, philosophy, and metaphysics After he finished school, René Descartes was left with more doubts than certainties. His Jesuit education included some of the best teaching available in mathematics, physics, and letters, and yet Descartes found the foundations of his schooling hollow. Determined to discover for himself what was real, he spent the next nine years traveling through Europe, interacting with locals of all walks of life, including nobles, soldiers, and laborers, in search of the breadth of experience that would later inspire his greatest work: Discourse on Method. When it was first published, the book offered a remarkable new approach to gaining knowledge based on reason and skepticism, the steps for which Descartes lays out sequentially, from the deconstruction of all previously held beliefs to the slow and methodical rebuilding of fact anchored in the first and most innate truth: I think, therefore I am. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

A Soldier's Duty

by Jean Johnson

Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.

The Oathbound

by Mercedes Lackey

Tarma witnessed her clan's murder and, swearing vengeance, became a master warrior. Kethry fled her forced "marriage" and became an adept--pledging her power to the greatest good. When Kethry obtains a magical sword which draws her to others in need, the two vow to avenge the wrongs done to womanhood.

History of Western Music 5th Edition

by Hugh M. Miller Dale Cockrell

Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums. Each guide features: up-to-date scholarship; an easy-to-follow narrative outline form; specially designed and formatted pages; and much more.

Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data and the Graphing Calculator 2nd Edition

by Allan J. Rossman Beth L. Chance J. Barr von Oehsen

Workshop Statistics emphasizes doing statistics as a way of learning statistics concepts and techniques. It assumes the use of the TI-83 graphing calculator. The "workshop approach" builds upon analysis of genuine data and provides practical experience. Unique in its format, an extensive series of over 90 practical activities and exercises leads students to discover statistical concepts, explore statistical principles, and apply statistical techniques. The book is widely praised as being one of the most innovative introductory texts for learning statistics.

Harcourt Social Studies: Our Communities

by The Editors at Harcourt School Publishers

In this book you will learn about different communities. You will read about what it was like to live in a different time. You will meet people from communities in other states and countries.

Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh : Analyzing and Understanding Data

by Neil J. Salkind Samuel B. Green

The development of easy-to-use statistical software like SPSS has changed the way statistics is being taught and learned. Even with these advancements, however, students sometimes still find statistics a tough nut to crack. Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh, 7/e, guides students through basic SPSS techniques using step-by-step descriptions and explaining in detail how to avoid common pitfalls in the study of statistics.

Longing

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Ready for the sexiest getaway of your life? USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt turns up the heat in the sizzling continuation of her Club Inferno series--a romance that mixes BDSM with a powerful emotional connection. Reeling from a disastrous love affair, plus-size model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya's deepest longings over nights of burning passion. Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno's opulent private dungeons. But it's Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into a contest of wills--and a jealous rival plots against them both--Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.Longing is intended for mature audiences.Praise for Longing "In writing both sensual and sexy, Schmidt knows how to fulfill readers' desires. . . . [She] definitely caters to those who like thrills. Supported by engaging characters and a layered story line, [Longing] is highly recommended."--Library Journal"Longing takes you to a world of dominants and submissives that others have not. If you are looking for an erotic novel that will fulfill that wild side, then Longing by Jamie K. Schmidt should be on your bookshelf."--Fresh Fiction"Erotic and unforgettable . . . Jamie K. Schmidt's plus-size heroine and the sexy Dom who can't resist her bring BDSM fans into a seductive hidden world they won't want to leave!"--Logan Belle, author of The Librarian and Blue Angel"I would recommend this book/series to anyone looking for a fun, easy and sexy read."--Book Bitches "I absolutely loved when Anya goes to Clint's pole-dancing class for the first time. Wow, talk about hot!"--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst "I cannot tell you just how much I enjoy the Club Inferno series! It's funny, well written, and yes it has sex and BDSM, but it also has so much more."--Brit Nanny Reads "A wonderful couple who deserves to be cheered from an author who deserves praise."--Books-n-Kisses Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Longing

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Ready for the sexiest getaway of your life? USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt turns up the heat in the sizzling continuation of her Club Inferno series--a romance that mixes BDSM with a powerful emotional connection. Reeling from a disastrous love affair, plus-size model and budding fashion designer Anya Litton needs a temporary refuge, a place to lick her wounds and plan her next career move. At Club Inferno, where seductively chic men and women indulge their most intimate fantasies, she can mix business with unimaginable pleasure. Anya quickly connects with club Dom Clint Reyes, who unleashes Anya's deepest longings over nights of burning passion. Clint is a master at taking submissives to the heights of pleasure in Club Inferno's opulent private dungeons. But it's Anya who has Clint begging for more when the woman of his dreams becomes his eager partner in exploring the limits of desire. As their relationship ignites into a contest of wills--and a jealous rival plots against them both--Clint prepares to fight for a future with Anya. In this complicated dance, the wrong move could end it all . . . and taking control means total surrender.Longing is intended for mature audiences.Praise for Longing "In writing both sensual and sexy, Schmidt knows how to fulfill readers' desires. . . . [She] definitely caters to those who like thrills. Supported by engaging characters and a layered story line, [Longing] is highly recommended."--Library Journal"Longing takes you to a world of dominants and submissives that others have not. If you are looking for an erotic novel that will fulfill that wild side, then Longing by Jamie K. Schmidt should be on your bookshelf."--Fresh Fiction"Erotic and unforgettable . . . Jamie K. Schmidt's plus-size heroine and the sexy Dom who can't resist her bring BDSM fans into a seductive hidden world they won't want to leave!"--Logan Belle, author of The Librarian and Blue Angel"I would recommend this book/series to anyone looking for a fun, easy and sexy read."--Book Bitches "I absolutely loved when Anya goes to Clint's pole-dancing class for the first time. Wow, talk about hot!"--Hines and Bigham's Literary Tryst "I cannot tell you just how much I enjoy the Club Inferno series! It's funny, well written, and yes it has sex and BDSM, but it also has so much more."--Brit Nanny Reads "A wonderful couple who deserves to be cheered from an author who deserves praise."--Books-n-Kisses Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Heat

by Jamie K. Schmidt

Style and seduction collide in Jamie K. Schmidt's Heat--sure to please fans of Fifty Shades of Grey--as the world's best-dressed men and women shed their clothing . . . and their inhibitions. On the run from her abusive fiancé, ER doctor Mallory Bryant arrives at her sister's Connecticut resort desperate for a place to restore balance to her life. But Club Inferno is more than a haven for the rich and fashionable. Beneath its elegant facade is an erotic playground where dominants and submissives play out their fantasies. At first, Mallory is wary of Max Spencer, the martial arts trainer acting as her bodyguard--until he introduces her to passion so intense she wants nothing more than to surrender to his touch. As one of Club Inferno's most skilled doms, Max enjoys taking Mallory to the limits of pleasure. It's a dangerous proposition, and as their sensual games draw them into a relationship beyond the boundaries of pupil and master, Max starts spiraling out of control. But when Mallory's violent past catches up with her, Max knows what he must do: draw her closer than ever before, even if it means risking a surrender of his own.Advance praise for Heat "Club Inferno is deliciously sexy, and Max is a Dom to love. A nonstop ride of sexual exploration and emotional healing, Heat will keep you entertained."--Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of Bared"With Jamie K. Schmidt you get to have it all, diamonds and champagne, and rope and leather. Heroines and readers alike will find every erotic wish and every heart's desire come true at Club Inferno."--Award-winning author Cecilia Tan"Jamie K. Schmidt's Heat burns with its red-hot sex scenes and thrills with a passionate and wonderfully tender love story. Enter the world of Club Inferno and be very, very satisfied!"--Laura Moore, author of Once Tasted Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.

Nation of Nations: A Narrative History of the American Republic,Sixth Edition

by Michael B. Stoff James West Davidson Brian Delay Christine Leigh Heyrman Mark H. Lytle

Known for its friendly narrative style and careful blending of political and social history, Nation of Nations offers a balanced approach to teaching the American history survey course. The story presented by the authors reflects their belief that the American past can only be fully understood when linked to events worldwide. As a result of this view, Nation of Nations has become the leader in the integration of global material, done in a sensible and thoughtful way. This sixth edition features expanded coverage of environmental and pre-colonial history by new coauthor Brian DeLay, as well as a completely redesigned map program, additional After the Fact content, and a new online version of the popular Primary Source Investigator.

Skills for Effective Writing 2

by The Editors at the Cambridge University Press

Students are better writers when they master discrete writing skills. Skills for Effective Writing teaches these skills, such as avoiding run-ons and using transition words, and offers extensive practice opportunities. When students master discrete skills, all of their writing improves. This allows teachers to focus their time and feedback on the content of student work.

Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schools

by Larry D. Bartlett Greg R. Weisenstein Susan Etscheidt

A must have resource for school leaders and personnel, Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schools is dedicated to understanding the complex laws and issues surrounding students with special needs. Broad in coverage, it discusses current topics such as: the reauthorization of IDEA, NCLB, and 504; working with families; IEPs; assessment; staff relationships and staffing patters; due process hearing, mediation and complaints; school-wide discipline, and strategies for specific populations ( infant/toddler, preschool, secondary school, etc. ) Filled with ready-to-use samples and inclusion strategies, the book adheres to school administration and CEC standards and is a conclusive resource for practicing professionals.

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

by Russell Freedman

Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, "the other Ellis Island" processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea. Drawing from memoirs, diaries, letters, and the "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed, the nonfiction master Russell Freedman describes the people who came, and why; the screening process; detention and deportation; changes in immigration policy; and the eventual renaissance of Angel Island as a historic site open to visitors. Includes archival photos, source notes, bibliography, and index.

Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

by Alison Miller

In contrast to the author's previous book, Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control, which was for therapists, this book is designed for survivors of these abuses. It takes the survivor systematically through understanding the abuses and how his or her symptoms may be consequences of these abuses, and gives practical advice regarding how a survivor can achieve stability and manage the life issues with which he or she may have difficulty. The book also teaches the survivor how to work with his or her complex personality system and with the traumatic memories, to heal the wounds created by the abuse. A unique feature of this book is that it addresses the reader as if he or she is dissociative, and directs some information and exercises towards the internal leaders of the personality system, teaching them how to build a cooperative and healing inner community within which information is shared, each part's needs are met, and traumatic memories can be worked through successfully.

Beyond the Hot Seat Revisited: Gestalt Approaches to Group

by Bud Feder Jon Frew

In 1980, the original Beyond the Hot Seat was published and immediately recognized as a seminal work, providing gestalt group therapists with the first book exclusively devoted to that modality and offering them an expanded vision by linking gestalt principles with those of group dynamics, hence the title. Now, almost thirty years later, we are pleased to offer an updated and thoroughly revised version. In this new edition, will be found six of the most important chapters from the original, augmented by thirteen new chapters from a much more diverse and senior set of contributors. Whereas all the contributors from the original book were Americans, the new version has chapters from outstanding other practitioners from Sweden, England, Australia and New Zealand. Their writings in this book open up new territory and address fundamental issues in a more sophisticated and interrelated way. In the thirty years since the original was published, gestalt group therapists from around the world have had a good deal more connection and dialogue with one another -- sparked in part by the original version published in 1980. We believe that now, once again, gestalt group therapists will be greatly enriched by reading Beyond the Hot Seat Revisited -- which interestingly, is the first book since 1980 that is devoted exclusively to the modality, at least in English.

Blue front

by Martha Collins

A stunning account of racism, mob violence, and cultural responsibility as rendered by the poet Martha Collins the victim hanged, though not on a tree, this was not the country, they used a steel arch with electric lights, and later a lamppost, this was a modern event, the trees were not involved. --from "Blue Front" Martha Collins's father, as a five-year-old, sold fruit outside the Blue Front Restaurant in Cairo, Illinois, in 1909. What he witnessed there, with 10,000 participants, is shocking. In Blue Front, Collins describes the brutal lynching of a black man and, as an afterthought, a white man, both of them left to the mercilessness of the spectators. The poems patch together an arresting array of evidence--newspaper articles, census data, legal history, postcards, photographs, and Collins's speculations about her father's own experience. The resulting work, part lyric and part narrative, is a bold investigation into hate, mob mentality, culpability, and what it means to be white in a country still haunted by its violently racist history.

Sports & Exercise: Massage Comprehensive Care for Athletics, Fitness & Rehabilitation

by Sandy Fritz

The second edition of this comprehensive textbook targets therapeutic massage for the sports and exercise community and responds to the specific massage needs of professional, amateur, recreational, and rehabilitative sports and exercise participants.

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