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The Magician's Lie: A Novel

by Greer Macallister

A USA Today Bestseller!"[A] well-paced, evocative, and adventurous historical novel..."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review"This is a book in which storylines twist, spiral and come together again in an ending as explosive as a poof of smoke from your chimney...or a top hat." — Oprah.com Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel in which the country's most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder - and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence. The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear. But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless-and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free... and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors. "Smart, intricately plotted...a richly imagined thriller." —PEOPLE magazine "This debut novel is historical fiction that blends magic, mystery, and romance."—Boston Globe, Pick of the Week "It's a captivating yarn.... Macallister, like the Amazing Arden, mesmerizes her audience. No sleight of hand is necessary. An ambitious heroine and a captivating tale are all the magic she needs."—Washington Post

Cold-Hearted Rake

by Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas is back with a stunning new historical romance!Readers have long waited for the return of New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas to historical romance--and now she's back with her most breathtaking yet.A twist of fate . . .Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.A clash of wills . . .Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny--and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?

Rumi: The Book of Love

by Coleman Barks

The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms--erotic, platonic, divine--and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love. Rumi, the ultimate poet of love, explores all "the magnificent regions of the heart," and he opens you to the lover within. Coleman Barks has made this medieval, Persian-born (present-day Afghanistan) poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today. This seductive volume reveals Rumi's charms and depths more than any other.

Secrets of Bearhaven (Bearhaven #1)

by K. E. Rocha

It starts with a chase. When Spencer Plain is pulled out of school in the middle of the day, he never expects to be speeding down the highway with his uncle, trying to outpace the car that's tailing them. And he certainly never thought he'd find himself fleeing from a bear through the woods. And when he hears the bear say "We've been expecting you," Spencer knows he's just uncovered a whole world he'd never imagined. He's brought to Bearhaven, a secret oasis his parents created for bears. But there are depths to Bearhaven that Spencer and his new bear cub friend, Kate, start to uncover. Spencer finds out he's been there before, even if he can't remember. He also stumbles into a rescue mission being planned, to save a bear in danger. He knows he can help, and he's desperate to find clues to his parents' whereabouts, so he and Kate decide to take matters into their own hands - even if they discover a secret that could threaten Bearhaven's future!

Lector de Scholastic, Nivel 2: El Chavo: La carrera de carros / The Car Race

by Samantha Brooke Juan Pablo Lombana

A bilingual reader based on the iconic Hispanic brand. Features a funny story and art from the animated TV show. Meet El Chavo and his quirky neighborhood friends in this easy-to-read story filled with imagination, adventure, and fun. In this story, Quico challenges Chavo and Nono to a car race around the neighborhood. Who will win? This book is based on the cartoon version of one of the most successful series in Mexico and Latin America.

El Chavo: Locos por la lucha libre / Crazy for Wrestling

by Maria Dominguez Juan Pablo Lombana

A bilingual 8x8 storybook based on the iconic Hispanic brand. Features art from the animated TV show. A cartoon version of one of the most successful series in Mexico and Latin America. Come meet El Chavo and his quirky neighborhood friends in this 8x8 storybook filled with imagination, adventure, and fun.

Guía De La Encuesta Coordinada Sobre La Inversión Directa, 2015

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Harvest of Skulls

by Dominic Thomas Abdourahman A. Waberi

In 1994, the akazu, Rwandan’s political elite, planned the genocidal mass slaughter of 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsi and Hutu who lived in the country. Given the failure of the international community to acknowledge the genocide, in 1998, ten African authors visited Rwanda in a writing initiative that was an attempt to make partial amends. In this multidimensional novel, Abdourahman A. Waberi claims, "Language remains inadequate in accounting for the world and all its turpitudes, words can never be more than unstable crutches, staggering along... And yet, if we want to hold on to a glimmer of hope in the world, the only miraculous weapons we have at our disposal are these same clumsy supports." Shaped by the author’s own experiences in Rwanda and by the stories shared by survivors, Harvest of Skulls stands twenty years after the genocide as an indisputable resource for discussions on testimony and witnessing, the complex relationship between victims and perpetrators, the power of the moral imagination, and how survivors can rebuild a society haunted by the ghost of its history.

Nolo's Quick LLC: All You Need to Know About Limited Liability Companies (Quick & Legal)

by Anthony Mancuso

Get LLC answers and learn the basics of limited liability companies If you run your own business, you've probably heard about limited liability companies. Business owners who operate LLCs aren't personally liable for business debts, so their personal assets are generally not at risk. But is forming an LLC right for you? Nolo's Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. In plain English, it explains the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC -- including limiting your personal liability. Find out about: the unique legal features of LLCs, including limited personal liability for owners who should and shouldn't -- form an LLC how to choose among an LLC, corporation, partnership or other business form choosing between a member-run or a manager-run LLC how LLCs are taxed how to manage multiple-owner LLCs, and the ongoing legal and tax paperwork that's required. Practical, concise and easy to read, this edition of Nolo's Quick LLC provides the latest facts, figures and updated tax information you'll need to know about this structure for your small business

Very Valentine

by Adriana Trigiani

The Angelini Shoe Company, one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village, has been making exquisite wedding shoes since 1903 but now teeters on the brink of financial collapse. To save their business from ruin, thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli--apprentice to and granddaughter of master artisan Teodora Angelini--must bring the family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century. Juggling her budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine returns to Italy with her grandmother in a quest to build a pair of glorious shoes to beat their rivals. And in the course of discovering her true artistic voice and so much more in la bella Italia, Valentine will be turning her life and the business upside down in ways she never expected.

Broken Star and Unbreakable Box Set

by Joann Lee

Joann Lee's best-selling lesbian romance series together in one box set for the first time! Contains the stories:Broken Star: From the outside looking in, Lynn Feoras seemingly has everything a woman could desire. With numerous platinum selling CDs, lavish homes, and the ability to bring down the house with her powerful vocals, who could want for more?Alexis Donatella is a jaded SVU officer who has no tolerance for the rich and famous. She has devoted her life to raising her daughter and to the Florida division of the Special Victims Unit. Venturing into a relationship is the furthest thing from her mind.When Alexis and Lynn meet on the sandy beaches, sparks do not exactly fly, at least not for Alexis. When you add in a rambunctious child, a tragic secret from Lynn’s past, and obstacles no one could have foreseen, it makes for one frenzied summer.In the midst of madness, is it possible for these two women to find love?Unbreakable: After finding happiness, Lynn Feoras was convinced life with Alexis and Calista would be perfect. But when she and Alexis begin the tedious journey of expanding their family, she soon comes to learn that money doesn’t buy everything.In the midst of doctor’s visits, a move to New York, and a whirlwind tour, life remains chaotic for the Feoras family. New friends emerge, old ones return, and an unexpected reappearance of someone from Lynn’s past leaves her questioning her ability to be a parent.Will Lynn and Alexis be able to overcome the obstacles placed before them? Will their relationship crumble under the strain or will they come out on top, stronger than before?

Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer

by Tom Urtis

Master VBA automation quickly and easily to get more out of Excel Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition is the quick-start guide to getting more out of Excel, using Visual Basic for Applications. This unique book/video package has been updated with fifteen new advanced video lessons, providing a total of eleven hours of video training and 45 total lessons to teach you the basics and beyond. This self-paced tutorial explains Excel VBA from the ground up, demonstrating with each advancing lesson how you can increase your productivity. Clear, concise, step-by-step instructions are combined with illustrations, code examples, and downloadable workbooks to give you a practical, in-depth learning experience and results that apply to real-world scenarios. This is your comprehensive guide to becoming a true Excel power user, with multimedia instruction and plenty of hands-on practice. Program Excel's newest chart and pivot table object models Manipulate the user interface to customize the look and feel of a project Utilize message boxes, input boxes, and loops to yield customized logical results Interact with and manipulate Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook from Excel If you're ready to get more out of this incredibly functional program, Excel VBA 24-Hour Trainer, 2nd Edition provides the expert instruction and fast, hands-on learning you need.

Focus On Nursing Pharmacology, 6th Edition

by Amy M. Karch

Amy Karch has found that students learn best when concepts are built upon each other, growing from simple to complex, building on a foundation of understanding. Organized by body systems, this heavily illustrated book organizes essential nursing pharmacology information into focused, easy-to-learn steps. Building key concepts upon each other, the text gives students a solid foundation of understanding. Easy to understand drug prototype boxes are integrated throughout the book as well as integrated content summaries. Contains more images depicting drug actions than any of the book's competitors. Includes the popular and proven "Focus on" theme for drug use across the lifespan, cultural and gender considerations, evidence-based practice, patient teaching, herbal and alternative therapies and dosage calculation; including "Focus on Safe Medication Administration;" and a "Drugs in Focus" table for each classification of drugs. Focused content and focused features equal a focused student. Drug discussions include therapeutic actions and indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and cautions and adverse effects. Detailed rationales are presented throughout. Each chapter opens with Learning Objectives and a Glossary of Key Terms, and ends with NCLEX-style questions, and contains a case study-based critical thinking exercise that sets up a situation, shows critical thinking, and then presents a discussion and case-based nursing care guide. Features like this make the book an essential teaching tool! Included in this package is Lippincott's Photo Atlas of Medication Administration (ISBN 9781451112481) which uses the nursing process format to provide step-by-step nursing skills.

Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery

by Jane C. Rothrock

Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery is the most dependable source for comprehensive perioperative information. Well-known author and educator, Jane C. Rothrock, continues to provide step-by-step instructions for over 400 surgical procedures, including many minimally invasive methods, all backed by the latest research. More than 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos depict current techniques, as well as surgical anatomy and instrumentation. This edition adds cutting-edge information to reflect new concepts for both invasive and non-invasive surgical procedures, whether the location is in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or doctor''s office. Over 400 specialty surgical interventions are included, as well as many minimally-invasive surgical procedures. A clear and consistent chapter format makes it easy to find information, including general discussions of surgical anatomy and perioperative nursing considerations, followed by more specific discussions of procedural considerations and operative procedure for each surgical intervention. Cutting-edge information keeps you up-to-date with the latest technological advances related to surgical procedures, both invasive and non-invasive, whether the location is in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or in a doctor''s office. Updated coverage includes new surgical procedures and techniques, new care standards, and the importance of integrating evidence and research into patient care. 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos show surgical anatomy, procedures, and methods. Comprehensive discussions of perioperative nursing considerations cover assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, evaluation, patient and family education, and discharge planning. Full-color design highlights special features and makes it easier to focus on essential concepts. Patient Safety boxes highlight Joint Commission initiatives and important safety topics. Evidence for Practice boxes apply scientific research to perioperative nursing. Research Highlight boxes provide the latest research and apply it to patient care. Patient and Family Education boxes include specific guidelines for preprocedural and postprocedural care, side effects and complications, home care, discharge/follow-up care, psychosocial care, and referrals. Surgical Pharmacology tables summarize and offer quick reference to the drugs most commonly used for specific surgical procedures, including generic and trade names, purpose/description, and pharmacokinetics. Ambulatory Surgery Consideration boxes highlight patient selection criteria, special anesthesia considerations, and patient assessment implications for outpatient surgical procedures. Sample plans of care include nursing diagnosis, outcome, and interventions, linking specific interventions to clearly identified outcomes. An emphasis on patient and workplace safety includes protocols from the major safety agencies and coalitions, perioperative nursing safety issues, patient rights, and safe patient handling and movement. Coverage of cross-specialty areas includes special considerations for pediatric, geriatric, and trauma surgeries, as well as interventional and image-guided procedures, and complementary and alternative therapy. NEW and UNIQUE! Patient-Centered Care boxes feature simplified conversations that you can have with patients to help them better understand their surgical procedure. NEW! A Critical Thinking Question at the end of every chapter tests your understanding of chapter content. NEW! Key Points at the end of every chapter help you retain important concepts from the text. NEW! Laboratory Values appendix contains all laboratory value information in one convenient location

The First German Shepherd Who Howled at the Moon

by Delaney Kraemer

ADAM AND CAITHLIN'S GERMAN SHEPHERD, BAILEY, SUDDENLY GOES MISSING. BEFORE THEY KNOW IT, THE KIDS ARE THROWN INTO A MYSTERY THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO SOLVE! Brother and sister, Adam and Caithlin, have never gotten along. Adam, age twelve, enjoys being on his computer and using his sense of humor. Caithlin, age ten, is a science nerd who loves shows about animals. About the only thing they can agree on is that their new German shepherd, Bailey, is the best. But everything changes for the brother and sister when they find a wolf tooth while on a family camping trip. Can Adam and Caithlin work together to find out if the wolf tooth has magical power?

Writing Without Teachers, 2nd Edition

by Peter Elbow

In Writing Without Teachers, well-known advocate of innovative teaching methods Peter Elbow outlines a practical program for learning how to write. His approach is especially helpful to people who get "stuck" or blocked in their writing, and is equally useful for writing fiction, poetry, and essays, as well as reports, lectures, and memos. The core of Elbow's thinking is a challenge against traditional writing methods. Instead of editing and outlining material in the initial steps of the writing process, Elbow celebrates non-stop or free uncensored writing, without editorial checkpoints first, followed much later by the editorial process. This approach turns the focus towards encouraging ways of developing confidence and inspiration through free writing, multiple drafts, diaries, and notes. Elbow guides the reader through his metaphor of writing as "cooking:" his term for heating up the creative process where the subconscious bubbles up to the surface and the writing gets good. 1998 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Writing Without Teachers. In this edition, Elbow reexamines his program and the subsequent influence his techniques have had on writers, students, and teachers. This invaluable guide will benefit anyone, whether in the classroom, boardroom, or livingroom, who has ever had trouble writing.

Dark Siren: An Ashwood Urban Fantasy (Half-Lich #1)

by Katerina Martinez Lee Dignam

A nightmarish realm. A city of monsters. One girl's soul caught in the middle. Supernatural bounty hunter Alice Werner loves her job. She gets paid the big bucks to take down her targets and doesn't ask her clients too many questions as long as the money's good. But when a girl goes missing and the case feels all too familiar, Alice can't help but act. Concern for the girl's safety draws her into a risky case. Compassion keeps her involved when the stakes begin to rise. Desperation forces her to call on an old flame for help. Despite their unfinished past, Alice and Isaac Moreau, a prominent Mage, must work together to save the girl. When clues reveal more than meets the eye, Alice must face her deepest fears and confront demons from her past to protect the victim, and herself, from a fate worse than death. Dark Siren is the first book of the Half-Lich Urban Fantasy series, a collection of tales set in the grim, unforgiving metropolis of Ashwood. If you like mysterious supernatural creatures, fast-paced suspense, and conflict-ridden romance, then you'll love Dignam and Martinez' otherworldly series starter which early reviewers are comparing to works by Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews and Ella Summers Buy Dark Siren and dive into the city of Ashwood today

Dirty Wings (Metamorphoses #2)

by Sarah Mccarry

In Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry, Maia is a teenage piano prodigy and dutiful daughter, imprisoned in the oppressive silence of her adoptive parents' house like a princess in an ivory tower. Cass is a street rat, witch, and runaway, scraping by with her wits and her knack for a five-fingered discount. When a chance encounter brings the two girls together, an unlikely friendship blossoms that will soon change the course of both their lives. Cass springs Maia from the jail of the only world she's ever known,and Maia's only too happy to make a break for it. But Cass didn't reckon on Jason, the hypnotic blue-eyed rocker who'd capture Maia's heart as soon as Cass set her free--and Cass isn't the only one who's noticed Maia's extraordinary gifts. Is Cass strong enough to battle the ancient evil she's unwittingly awakened--or has she walked into a trap that will destroy everything she cares about? In this time, like in any time, love is a dangerous game.

The Amish Blacksmith (Men of Lancaster County #2)

by Susan Meissner Mindy Starns Clark

New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.<P><P> Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County.<P> Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla.<P> Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.

The Cutting Season

by Attica Locke

From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX's Empire:"The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience."--Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of WenchAfter her breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first--a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana's Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar® Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K.ation gets under way, the list of suspects grows. But when fresh evidence comes to light and the sheriff's department zeros in on a person of interest, Caren has a bad feeling that the police are chasing the wrong leads. Putting herself at risk, she ventures into dangerous territory as she unearths startling new facts about a very old mystery--the long-ago disappearance of a former slave--that has unsettling ties to the current murder. In pursuit of the truth about Belle Vie's history and her own, Caren discovers secrets about both cases--ones that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried.Taut, hauntingly resonant, and beautifully written, The Cutting Season is at once a thoughtful meditation on how America reckons its past with its future, and a high-octane page-turner that unfolds with tremendous skill and vision. With her rare gift for depicting human nature in all its complexities, Attica Locke demonstrates once again that she is "destined for literary stardom" (Dallas Morning News).

Understanding The New Statistics

by Geoff Cumming

This is the first introductory statistics text to use an estimation approach from the start to help readers understand effect sizes, confidence intervals (CIs), and meta-analysis ('the new statistics'). It is also the first text to explain the new and exciting Open Science practices, which encourage replication and enhance the trustworthiness of research. In addition, the book explains NHST fully so students can understand published research. Numerous real research examples are used throughout. The book uses today's most effective learning strategies and promotes critical thinking, comprehension, and retention, to deepen users' understanding of statistics and modern research methods. The free ESCI (Exploratory Software for Confidence Intervals) software makes concepts visually vivid, and provides calculation and graphing facilities. The book can be used with or without ESCI. Other highlights include: - Coverage of both estimation and NHST approaches, and how to easily translate between the two. - Some exercises use ESCI to analyze data and create graphs including CIs, for best understanding of estimation methods. -Videos of the authors describing key concepts and demonstrating use of ESCI provide an engaging learning tool for traditional or flipped classrooms. -In-chapter exercises and quizzes with related commentary allow students to learn by doing, and to monitor their progress. -End-of-chapter exercises and commentary, many using real data, give practice for using the new statistics to analyze data, as well as for applying research judgment in realistic contexts. -Don't fool yourselftips help students avoid common errors. -Red Flagshighlight the meaning of "significance" and what pvalues actually mean. -Chapter outlines, defined key terms, sidebars of key points, and summarized take-home messages provide a study tool at exam time. -http://www. routledge. com/cw/cumming offers for students: ESCI downloads; data sets; key term flashcards; tips for using SPSS for analyzing data; and videos. For instructors it offers: tips for teaching the new statistics and Open Science; additional homework exercises; assessment items; answer keys for homework and assessment items; and downloadable text images; and PowerPoint lecture slides. Intended for introduction to statistics, data analysis, or quantitative methods courses in psychology, education, and other social and health sciences, researchers interested in understanding the new statisticswill also appreciate this book. No familiarity with introductory statistics is assumed.

Sweet Magnolias Collection Volume 2: Feels Like Family\Welcome to Serenity\Home in Carolina

by Sherryl Woods

Return to the warm, cozy town of Serenity in this collection of classic stories from the Sweet Magnolias series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods.Welcome to SerenityWhen Jeanette Brioche helped launch The Corner Spa in Serenity, South Carolina, she discovered the deep and loyal friendships that had been missing from her life. But even the Sweet Magnolias can’t persuade her to enjoy the holiday season—until Jeanette is pushed into working on the Christmas festival with the sexy new town manager, Tom McDonald.Home in CarolinaFor Annie Sullivan, coming home to Serenity is bittersweet. She’d always envisioned a life there with her childhood best friend, Tyler Townsend, but his betrayal years ago cost her the future they’d once planned. Now that Annie’s back in town, can Ty persuade her to forgive and forget?Sweet Tea at SunriseEmotionally wounded single mom Sarah Price has come home to Serenity for a fresh start and support from her two best friends. But sometimes a woman needs more than even treasured friends can provide—and sexy Travis McDonald may be exactly what Sarah’s battered self-confidence requires.

Terrible Virtue: A Novel

by Ellen Feldman

In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood--an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost, shaped the sexual landscape we inhabit today.The daughter of a hard-drinking, smooth-tongued free thinker and a mother worn down by thirteen children, Margaret Sanger vowed her life would be different. Trained as a nurse, she fought for social justice beside labor organizers, anarchists, socialists, and other progressives, eventually channeling her energy to one singular cause: legalizing contraception. It was a battle that would pit her against puritanical, patriarchal lawmakers, send her to prison again and again, force her to flee to England, and ultimately change the lives of women across the country and around the world.This complex enigmatic revolutionary was at once vain and charismatic, generous and ruthless, sexually impulsive and coolly calculating--a competitive, self-centered woman who championed all women, a conflicted mother who suffered the worst tragedy a parent can experience. From opening the first illegal birth control clinic in America in 1916 through the founding of Planned Parenthood to the arrival of the Pill in the 1960s, Margaret Sanger sacrificed two husbands, three children, and scores of lovers in her fight for sexual equality and freedom.With cameos by such legendary figures as Emma Goldman, John Reed, Big Bill Haywood, H. G. Wells, and the love of Margaret's life, Havelock Ellis, this richly imagined portrait of a larger-than-life woman is at once sympathetic to her suffering and unsparing of her faults. Deeply insightful, Terrible Virtue is Margaret Sanger's story as she herself might have told it.

Machine Learning For Dummies

by John Paul Mueller Luca Massaron

Your no-nonsense guide to making sense of machine learning Machine learning can be a mind-boggling concept for the masses, but those who are in the trenches of computer programming know just how invaluable it is. Without machine learning, fraud detection, web search results, real-time ads on web pages, credit scoring, automation, and email spam filtering wouldn't be possible, and this is only showcasing just a few of its capabilities. Written by two data science experts, Machine Learning For Dummies offers a much-needed entry point for anyone looking to use machine learning to accomplish practical tasks. Covering the entry-level topics needed to get you familiar with the basic concepts of machine learning, this guide quickly helps you make sense of the programming languages and tools you need to turn machine learning-based tasks into a reality. Whether you're maddened by the math behind machine learning, apprehensive about AI, perplexed by preprocessing data--or anything in between--this guide makes it easier to understand and implement machine learning seamlessly. Grasp how day-to-day activities are powered by machine learning Learn to 'speak' certain languages, such as Python and R, to teach machines to perform pattern-oriented tasks and data analysis Learn to code in R using R Studio Find out how to code in Python using Anaconda Dive into this complete beginner's guide so you are armed with all you need to know about machine learning!

Speaking of India: Revised Edition: Bridging the Communication Gap When Working with Indians

by Ranjini Manian Craig Storti

"Storti's cultural observations about Indians are spot on."--Ranjini Manian, CEO, Global Adjustments, and author of Doing Business in India for Dummies"This is a must read! It provides rich insight into why routine interactions are often misconstrued, and offers practical advice on how to present material so both the East and West can relate."-Nikki Webster, Learning and Development Director, CNA Insurance CompaniesWesterners and Indians are working more closely together and in greater numbers than ever before. The opportunities are vast, and so is the cultural divide. Misunderstanding, misinterpretation, missed deadlines, and frustration due to cultural differences raise havoc on success.Any Westerner conducting business with Indians and any Indian trying to figure our the West will recognize the challenge.In this revised and expanded edition of Speaking of India, author and intercultural communications expert Craig Storti helps to ease the frustration and bring cultural understanding in business and life. With a new foreword by Ranjini Manian, the book also features new content on managing remotely, and the results of a five-year cultural survey.Craig Storti is a nationally known figure and a leading voice the field of intercultural communications and cross-cultural adaptation. He is the author of numerous works, including Americans at Work, Art of Coming Home, Cross-Cultural Dialogues, and Culture Matters--all available from Nicholas Brealey Publishing--as well as a cross-cultural workbook used by the US government in over ninety countries. Craig lives in Westminster, Maryland.

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