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"Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority." --The New York SunHailed by the New York Times Book Review as "perhaps the single most influential work in the history of town planning," Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities was instantly recognized as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1961. In the decades that followed, Jacobs remained a brilliant and revered commentator on architecture, urban life, and economics until her death in 2006. These interviews capture Jacobs at her very best and are an essential reminder of why Jacobs was--and remains--unrivaled in her analyses and her ability to cut through cant and received wisdom.From the Trade Paperback edition.
For anyone who's wondered why the money men who caused the 2008 banking crisis ended up running U.S. economic policy, a novel that seems too true to be fiction . . . On a winter's night in 2007, a well-heeled "cultural consultant" named Chauncey Suydam gets a call from the head of the world's most powerful investment bank, who says a financial crisis is brewing, but he has a plan to insulate Wall Street from the fallout--and keep people such as himself out of jail. His mission for Chauncey is simple: to help funnel millions of dollars to a certain presidential candidate preaching hope and change, in exchange for a few Wall Street-friendly names in the resultant administration. Yet as Chauncey wends his way amongst the nation's political elite, he sees with greater clarity than ever how decisions really get made--on Wall Street and in Washington. And as the magnitude of the fix he's perpetrating begins to sink in, he starts to have second thoughts . . . But is it too late? At once shocking and all too plausible, Fixers is a riveting political thriller by a master observer of finance and politics that--despite being fiction--offers a frighteningly reasonable explanation of what really might have happened in 2008.From the Hardcover edition.
It's mid-July in Loon Lake, and Police Chief Lewellyn Ferris has her hands full with the discovery of the skeletal remains of a missing bank executive and the murder of graduate student. To complicate matters, both victims were discovered on a hidden river deep in the national forest--a place that just so happens to be a dangerous wolf rendezvous site. Lew recruits her close friend and fellow flyfisherman, retired dentist "Doc" Osborne, for his forensic and interrogation skills. But Doc has his own set of problems to worry about: his grandson is hospitalized with a grave illness, and now Lew seems to be getting too interested in the father of the murdered student--a well-to-do widower who is teaching her the Japanese art of tenkara flyfishing.
April Mae Manning from Unaccompanied Minor is back, and back in trouble, but this time, she's run out of chances... April Mae was raised on airplanes by her flight-attendant parents. But since her dad's death and her mom's remarriage to the nefarious pilot Ash Manning, April's been in nothing but danger: two airplane crashes; two car crashes; and now, as a student pilot, in an old plane crippled over the Caribbean. Can she survive, and save her friends, or is this the watery end to "Crash" Manning's story? Praise for Unaccompanied Minor: "A laugh-out-loud thriller about family court, money laundering and skyjacking" ~Kirkus Reviews
Brilliant cryptologist Dr. Sarah Tu races against time to block the most dangerous Internet malware ever created, a botnet called QUALNTO. While Sarah is closed off in her computer lab, her sister, Hanna, is brutally attacked and left in a coma. As Sarah reels with guilt over not being there for her sister, a web of deception closes in, threatening her and everyone she loves.Hanna's condition is misleading. In her coma state, she is able to build a psychic bridge with FBI Special Agent Jason McNeil. Her cryptic messages plague Jason to keep Sarah safe.Tough and street-smart Jason McNeil doesn't believe in visions or telepathic messages, and he fights the voice inside his head. His first impression of Dr. Sarah Tu is another stiletto wearing ice-dragon on the war path - until he witnesses her façade crumble after seeing her sister's bloody, tortured body. Jason's protective instinct kicks in. He falls for Sarah - hard.When an extremely dangerous arms dealer and cybercriminal discovers that Sarah blocked his botnet, he kidnaps Sarah. Placed in an impossible position, will she destroy the botnet to protect national security or release it to save the man she loves?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Persephone Mae Alden is the invisible Alden sister, quiet, industrious, generous, kind-hearted, loyal, and reliable. The words used to describe Mae remind her of a well-trained dog. She's not happy about it, but what can she do? She likes her quiet life and would be seriously upset if she had to defy convention like Edith or act on instinct like Kiera. But everything changes when necessity forces her to bravery and she must choose between love and family.A horrifying bequest convinces Boston attorney James W. Collins V that Mae Alden needs a husband, and she's just the type of wife he wants. The two of them will be a perfect match. Refusing his offer makes no sense, so why won't the woman accept?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Her dreams will show her who wants him dead, but who can sleep with a sexy man and danger close?Ileana Alvarez Calderon and her family are bound to the past: them to a country they left two generations ago, and her to a deceased fiancé. But the Sight has shown she'll have a forbidden lover. Meeting importer Michael Ziffkin awakens a part of her she thought died with her fiancé. But now she dreams of danger, and to protect this man her family rejects, she will have to defy them.Haunted by the past, Michael has built his business empire to protect his family. Now his company is under siege. As the threats expand to his customers, including the Calderons, Michael and Ileana must uncover who has targeted their industry. Family duty brought them together, but will family pressure tear them apart? In a city gone mad, two cultures collide and the shadowy violence against them erupts into the open. Will they survive to make Ileana's vision a reality?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Lies are his specialty, but sometimes the truth can be deadly.Actor turned private investigator Charlie Ziffkin has traced a stolen sculpture to the hometown that haunts him. He needs to find the statue and get out of town fast, but when he learns the police use his former sweetheart Juliana Sanchez's psychic abilities to locate stolen goods, their reunion seems fated. He loved her as a boy; as a man with a terrible secret, he has to let her go.Juliana knows firsthand how well Charlie plays whatever role suits him, whether P.I. or lover, so he could be pretending to desire her while using her to find the sculpture. He stole her teenage heart and now she's risking it again, but if she doesn't help him, he'll be in even greater danger. Being with him is the ultimate thrill . . . until bullets fly.Charlie and Juliana are in over their heads with ruthless men willing to kill, and with the sizzling attraction they can't control. Will this be the last role this chameleon ever plays?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Bruce Coldwell, world-class pro bass fisherman, walks into his friend Crista Johnson's apartment and instantly falls in lust with Crista's supermodel neighbor. The two weeks of vacation with his best friend will give him the perfect opportunity to dally with the bombshell. Now all he has to do is convince Crista to hook them up.Excited to have her friend Bruce stay with her, Crista Johnson plans out their whole staycation. But, when he asks her to set him up with a woman she's trying to un-friend from her life, Crista knows he's asking the impossible. Janelle is a piranha and only sleeps with other woman's husbands and boyfriends, and lives to one up other women.When Bruce suggests Crista poses as his lover to create the perfect bait, Bruce finds out he might've reeled in the wrong fish . . . um, woman. Hook, line, and sinker!Sensuality Level: Sensual
Angie Swanson's life couldn't get more pathetic. Once a popular masseuse in Seattle, she's now the super-pumper at her brother Drew's gas station in Deadhorse, Oregon. When her brother's best friend, Gary, arrives in town, she finally sees her way out of the hell she's in. If she can convince Gary to let her live with him in Seattle, just for a couple weeks, until she lands a job, she'll do anything for him.There's no way in hell Gary Satchel, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, will let Angie live with him temporarily. His best friend, Drew, would kill him if he found out he's lusting after Angie. He only traveled to Deadhorse to give Angie the good news that the Seahawks hired her to work alongside their physical therapist and to have Drew take a look at his Camaro. But when Drew pulls a "bro favor," he finds himself up to his helmet in trouble.Sensuality Level: Sensual
Angelique is no ordinary diva. She's the world's greatest singer - and mystery. That's why Brian Andrews, an American investigative reporter at Our World magazine, is assigned to do what others have failed: uncover Angelique's past and secrets.But Angelique herself has never known her past and fears that she will never see her future, thanks to a controlling couple who hold her career and life in their tight fists. Raised by nuns in an abbey in France, she has never known freedom. Brian offers her hope by aiding in her escape from her sequestered life, putting his career on the line.Is he after the glory of the big story, or is he the one person Angelique can finally trust to help her?Sensuality Level: Sensual
Praise for the First Edition "Many leaders, whether newly indoctrinated to the world of business or veteran executives, will find tools for the trade in this excellent guidebook to living out one's faith in a ruthless 'bottom-line' world." --Publishers Weekly For more than a decade, God Is My CEO has taught readers how to reconcile their work and faith. Now, in this updated edition, you will learn how to integrate God's teachings with your own talents to become the successful leader He intended you to be. This new edition explores the ten most common issues facing businesspeople today and applies God's principles to these dilemmas. You will learn that leading by faith isn't just about feeling good--it's about building employee morale, increasing productivity, and fostering customer loyalty. In addition, the brand-new section Timeless Wisdom from Twenty Leaders provides insight and encouragement from top members of the business world, including Marc Belton of General Mills, Richard Stearns of World Vision U.S., and Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager. God Is My CEO, 2nd Edition will inspire you to become a game-changer in the business world as you continue on your path as a leader.
News anchor Amanda Turner used to love everything about the holidays - the eggnog sugar cookies, the tacky family Christmas sweaters, and a lawn decorated with so many multi-colored lights that 747s could land safely. That is until her boyfriend dumped her in front of the whole town on Christmas Eve. Humiliated, she fled her small town to start a new life. Two years later, she's finally ready to return to the scene of the emotional crime, until she learns that her ex is engaged. Now, the only thing worse than going home is going home single.Tate Ryan, her tall, dark, and arrogant co-anchor, offers to pose as her boyfriend. There's one problem, though: they barely like each other, and he recently scooped her story on live TV. But she needs a ride home and a boyfriend fast, so Tate will have to do.As she watches Tate interact with her family and town residents, fully embracing the spirit of the holiday season, she starts to see his kindhearted side. She can't help but wonder if she was wrong about him. Perhaps he isn't the conniving co-worker that she once thought. And her new feelings for him would definitely put her on the naughty list.Tate has his own agenda for the weekend that includes telling Amanda he's been in love with her since the first time they met. He's ready to reveal all during Christmas dinner but fate has other plans.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
The honeymoon is over for Cody and Remy LeBeau. And Cody's darkest secret haunts her, threatening to destroy their marriage.The brutal murder of a former judge sets in motion a domino effect of killings that all point back to Cody and her father. She suspects her father is hiding something sinister from her and Remy. But the closer she tries to get to her husband, the more she feels Remy drifting away from her, taken by his job and his stubborn instance that she's not trusting him enough. Then her ex-boyfriend sends her a warning note, and with her world spinning out of control, Cody turns to the only man she does trust to help her and protect Remy. Her actions produce a result she's not prepared to handle.Remy watches as his once happy marriage is pulled apart brick by brick. With threats closing in all sides, he's forced to resort to his cold, secretive style that has kept him alive. If he's to have any chance at succeeding, he must rely on the assistance of the last person on earth he wants to reach out to, even if the result continues to push Cody away.Death will have a reckoning, and for Cody and Remy it could mean the end of everything they've loved.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Don't miss this third book in Winter Austin's four-part Degrees of Darkness series.In New Orleans, justice is best served with a heavy dose of revenge, and Remy LeBeau intends to tip the scales in his favor. For good.Forced to take a mandatory vacation from the Dallas PD, Remy leaves his girlfriend, Cody, to protect her from what's to come. If there's to be any chance for a normal future for the two of them, he has to face his enemies and finish what they started - alone.Cody Lewis gave up on someone once before, but not this time. She needs to come to terms with Remy's past and her own as she seeks him out among the historic and deadly streets of New Orleans. But she got more than she bargained for. Those who oppose her will find you don't get in the way of a determined Texan; especially a woman in love.As Remy closes in on the nameless faces who have controlled his life for too long, his ability to save himself and those closest to him is tested, putting everyone he cares for in grave danger. And this time, Cody may face the reality of his death.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
New York socialite Goldie Fischer seems to have it all: wealth, beauty, and a fiancé to die for. Until she's murdered on her wedding night by a jealous witch and instantaneously loses everything. Angry and seeking revenge, Goldie becomes a dybbukher soul possesses the body of Southern football hero Clay Harper and she refuses to join the light until the wrongs are rectified.Only Clay has issues of his own and doesn't take kindly to a petulant New Yorker in his head, interfering in his already messed up life. When Goldie promises to leave if Clay helps her break up the wedding between her fiancé and the witch who killed her, Clay reluctantly agrees. Only neither of them is prepared for the chain of events that follow.Through the journey of two disparate people on a quest to make things right, Touchdown is a funny yet heartbreaking look about what it takes to truly know another soul and what it means to love.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Restoration architect Josie Fagan takes on a project with lawyer and senator's son, Patrick Pullman. It's the perfect match. She needs his endorsement to save her business and he wants to restore his ancestral Chicago home. Love wasn't part of her plan. Neither was being asked to stay at his home, haunted by ghosts, or discovering she has a claim to his home - which she adores. When she finds out his family may be responsible for her aunt's disappearance fifty years ago, it's a race to unearth the truth before she loses not only her business and her heart, but also her life.Patrick can't deny his attraction to Josie and is willing to take a chance on love since his broken engagement a year earlier. Things become complicated when he learns of their family connection and her claim to the home he loves. He doesn't believe in ghosts, or that his family is involved in her aunt's disappearance, so insists they work together. But, when he starts seeing his uncle's ghost, and threats are made on her life, he's forced to confront the possibility his family could be responsible.Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
Explore the connection between culinary inspiration and one of the world's oldest forms of rebel art! From James Beard Award winners, Top Chef competitors, and Food Network stars to prep cooks, interns, and sous chefs, few other people are more closely associated with tattoos than chefs. Professional kitchens have traditionally been an unseen haven for many of society's misfits, but recently they have been transformed into stages as the world's obsession with great food and great chefs continues to grow. Knuckle tattoos that once excluded a person from many careers have become a badge of honor and the tattoos are now a testament to their commitment to their craft. Eat Ink goes beyond their Michelin stars and chef's coats to explore what lies beneath: seasoned cooks who love preparing original plates and wear their tattoos proudly as they share the experiences that led them to the kitchen. Inside this cookbook, you'll discover a range of recipes as diverse as the chefs themselves, as well as personal details about the chef's remarkable journeys through the kitchen (and the tattoo parlor). From Lish Steiling's Roasted Parsnip and Kale Salad to Rick Tramonto's Gemelli with Chicken and Spring Herb Sauce to Duff Goldman's Pineapple Hummingbird Cake, each revealing profile offers a never-before-seen peek behind the kitchen door and into the mind of a chef. Complete with hundreds of full-color photographs and 60 delicious recipes from today's top chefs, Eat Ink invites you into their kitchens to sample some of world's best plates.
Ancestry.com has many sides and features, from databases to DNA analysis to networking opportunities with other genealogists. But the heart and soul of Ancestry.com is its huge collection of records, and this is the e-book you've been waiting for - tips for searching the thousands of databases and billions of names on Ancestry.com.
Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do. - Alex and BrettA generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution"Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' revolutionary message in its purest and most compelling form, giving readers a tangible glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.Combating the idea of adolescence as a vacation from responsibility, the authors weave together biblical insights, history, and modern examples to redefine the teen years as the launching pad of life. Then they map out five powerful ways teens can respond for personal and social change.Written by teens for teens, Do Hard Things is packed with humorous personal anecdotes, practical examples, and stories of real-life rebelutionaries in action. This rallying cry from the heart of an already-happening teen revolution challenges a generation to lay claim to a brighter future, starting today.Now includes: --A new introduction from the authors, "Looking Back, Looking Ahead" --Questions (and Stories) To Get You Started --A list of 100 Hard Things to help inspire you --A study guide for personal or group use
In the Polish city of Lodz, the brothers Ashkenazi grew up very differently in talent and in temperament. Max, the firstborn, is fiercely intelligent and conniving, determined to succeed financially by any means necessary. Slower-witted Jacob is strong, handsome, and charming but without great purpose in life. While Max is driven by ambition and greed to be more successful than his brother, Jacob is drawn to easy living and decadence. As waves of industrialism and capitalism flood the city, the brothers and their families are torn apart by the clashing impulses of old piety and new skepticism, traditional ways and burgeoning appetites, and the hatred that grows between faiths, citizens, and classes. Despite all attempts to control their destinies, the brothers are caught up by forces of history, love, and fate, which shape and, ultimately, break them. First published in 1936, The Brothers Ashkenazi quickly became a best seller as a sprawling family saga. Breaking away from the introspective shtetl tales of classic nineteenth-century writers, I. J. Singer brought to Yiddish literature the multilayered plots, large casts of characters, and narrative sweep of the traditional European novel. Walking alongside such masters as Zola, Flaubert, and Tolstoy, I . J. Singer's premodernist social novel stands as a masterpiece of storytelling.
J. H. Prynne is Britain's leading late-modernist poet. His work, as it has emerged since the 1960s, when he was close to Charles Olson and Edward Dorn, is marked by a remarkable combination of lyricism and abstraction, at once austere and playful. The White Stones is a book that is central to Prynne's career and poetics, and it constitutes an ideal introduction to the achievement and vision of a legendary but in America still little-known contemporary master.
Equip yourself for the novel-writing journey!Starting a novel is exciting, but finishing it--that's the real challenge. The journey from beginning to end is rife with forks in the road and dead ends that lead many writers off course. With Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish: A Guidebook for the Journey, you'll navigate the intricacies of crafting a complex work of fiction and complete the journey with confidence and precision.To maximize your creativity and forward momentum, each chapter offers:Techniques to break down the elements of the novel--from character-building to plotting and pacingMile Markers to anticipate and overcome roadblocks like ineffective dialogue and "the unchanged protagonist"Guidelines for Going Deeper to explore and implement more nuanced aspects of storytelling, such as finding your voice and the role of themeTry-It-Out Exercises and 27 interactive worksheets that help elevate your writing.No matter your level of experience or where you are in your project, Writing Your Novel from Start to Finish provides the instruction, inspiration, and guidance you need to complete your journey successfully.
Matching furniture to your home decor can be a tall order. Classic furniture styles with intricate details can overpower a room or clash with other styles in the typical home. That's one of the reasons why contemporary furniture is so popular - and why woodworkers love to build it.Contemporary furniture has an understated elegance that is suited to just about any room, regardless of decorating style. This book presents 17 contemporary furniture projects hand-picked from the pages of Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker magazine. Each one comes with step-by-step instructions, high-quality diagrams, cutting lists, color photos and detailed, easy-to-follow assembly techniques. Inside you'll find:Elegant side tablesAn open-construction bookcaseSleek modern cabinetsA mid-century inspired coffee tableA city sideboardAnd other stylish projectsFrom simple drawer pulls to gracefully beveled edges, contemporary furniture offers a subtle elegance that can really bring the room together. Let this book be your guide, and create your own contemporary pieces today.
Click your way to German ancestors! Explore your Germanic heritage from the comfort of your own computer! Trace Your German Roots Online highlights important German resources on popular genealogy websites including Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, as well as lesser-known resources such as Archion.de. With helpful illustrated step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to use each site to its fullest potential for German genealogy, including how to get around language barriers and navigate the various German states that have existed throughout the centuries. In addition, this book contains links to the best websites to consult when answering key German genealogy questions, from unpuzzling place names to locating living relatives in the old country.Trace Your German Roots Online features:Tips to find and use German databases, records, and research tools on Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and other popular genealogy websitesGuidance for helpful German-focused research websites, including help translating foreign-language sitesRecommended websites for accomplishing key German research tasksWorksheets to log research progress and at-a-glance guides to help you identify important terms and resourcesAn ideal companion to author James M. Beidler's The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide, this book has the tools you need to take your German genealogy research to the next level. Whether your ancestors came from Bavaria, Baden, Berlin, or Bremen, this comprehensive guide will help you find your German ancestors on the Internet.