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Pick your poison: Vampires, devils, werewolves, faeries, or . . . ? Find them all here in Holly Black's amazing first collection.In her debut collection, New York Times best-selling author Holly Black returns to the world of Tithe in two darkly exquisite new tales. Then Black takes readers on a tour of a faerie market and introduces a girl poisonous to the touch and another who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match. Some of these stories have been published in anthologies such as 21 Proms, The Faery Reel, and The Restless Dead, and many have been reprinted in many "Best of " anthologies.The Poison Eaters is Holly Black's much-anticipated first collection, and her ability to stare into the void-and to find humanity and humor there-will speak to young adult and adult readers alike.A Junior Library Guild Pick. Illustrated by Theo Black.Holly Black is the author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (an ALA Best Book for Young Adults) and two related novels, Valiant (Norton Award winner) and New York Times bestseller Ironside. Her latest novel, Black Heart is the third of a new series, The Curseworkers. She and Tony DiTerlizzi created the best-selling Spiderwick Chronicles. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.
Iraq, 2004. The war on terror rages on and as lawlessness escalates in Iraq, looters are hitting the museums. Mina Osman, a spirited young American archaeologist of Iraqi descent appalled at the loss of her parents' heritage, heads to the University of Mosul to help source Iraq's antiquities. While reprimanding one of her students for conspiring with the looters, a cuneiform tablet dating back three thousand years is handed over for restitution. The tablet holds within it a profound secret about the primordial flood described in the Gilgamesh epic. What begins as a straightforward translation of an ancient text triggers a series of disruptive and life-threatening events. A chase without limits ensues which takes the savvy and adventurous Mina and Jack, a handsome ex-US Army Major, from Mosul to Safed and from Cambridge to Phuket, in the midst of the tsunami cataclysm. Alex Mitchell is an honorary researcher at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University. Alex is working on two sequels to The Thirteenth Tablet which will take Mina Osman to China, India, and Greece, with a climax in North America.
Considers the particularly Italian perspective on the gothic and a fresh and pioneering approach to horror tropes
On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in which the end of the Cold War was linked to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the triumph of democratic values over communism, took center stage in American public discourse immediately after Bush's speech and has persisted for decades--with disastrous consequences for American standing in the world. As prize-winning historian Serhii Plokhy reveals in The Last Empire, the collapse of the Soviet Union was anything but the handiwork of the United States. On the contrary, American leaders dreaded the possibility that the Soviet Union--weakened by infighting and economic turmoil--might suddenly crumble, throwing all of Eurasia into chaos. Bush was firmly committed to supporting his ally and personal friend Gorbachev, and remained wary of nationalist or radical leaders such as recently elected Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Fearing what might happen to the large Soviet nuclear arsenal in the event of the union's collapse, Bush stood by Gorbachev as he resisted the growing independence movements in Ukraine, Moldova, and the Caucasus. Plokhy's detailed, authoritative account shows that it was only after the movement for independence of the republics had gained undeniable momentum on the eve of the Ukrainian vote for independence that fall that Bush finally abandoned Gorbachev to his fate. Drawing on recently declassified documents and original interviews with key participants, Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union's final months and argues that the key to the Soviet collapse was the inability of the two largest Soviet republics, Russia and Ukraine, to agree on the continuing existence of a unified state. By attributing the Soviet collapse to the impact of American actions, US policy makers overrated their own capacities in toppling and rebuilding foreign regimes. Not only was the key American role in the demise of the Soviet Union a myth, but this misplaced belief has guided--and haunted--American foreign policy ever since.
Case method teaching immerses students in realistic business situations-which include incomplete information, time constraints, and conflicting goals. The class discussion inherent in case teaching is well known for stimulating the development of students' critical thinking skills, yet instructors often need guidance on managing that class discussion to maximize learning. Teaching with Cases focuses on practical advice for instructors that can be easily implemented. It covers how to plan a course, how to teach it, and how to evaluate it. The book is organized by the three elements required for a great case-based course: 1) advance planning by the instructor, including implementation of a student contract; 2) how to make leading a vibrant case discussion easier and more systematic; and 3) planning for student evaluation after the course is complete. Teaching with Cases is ideal for anyone interested in case teaching, whether basing an entire course on cases, using cases as a supplement, or simply using discussion facilitation techniques. To learn more about the book, and to see resources available, visit teachingwithcases. hbsp. harvard. edu.
Anthology containing: Presentations (20-Minute Manager Series) Creating Business Plans (20-Minute Manager Series) Giving Effective Feedback (20-Minute Manager Series) Delegating Work (20-Minute Manager Series) Finance Basics (20-Minute Manager Series) Getting Work Done (20-Minute Manager Series) Managing Time (20-Minute Manager Series) Running Meetings (20-Minute Manager Series) Managing Up (20-Minute Manager Series) Managing Projects (20-Minute Manager Series)
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam.With this guide, immerse your self in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will in the work of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.This first edition guide replaces Rick Steves' Amsterdam, Bruges & Brussels, ISBN 9781612385433.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps - including trail maps - to help you on your trip.Moon Handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices.Can't-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations, marked with MSuggestions on how to plan a trip that's perfect for you, including:The Best of Zion & BryceRed Rocks Road TripAvoiding the CrowdsAncient Rock ArtBest Day HikesFun for All and All for FunHoodoos and Views44 detailed and easy-to-use maps The firsthand experience and unique perspective of authors W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell
At the age of twenty-two, Dan Brown came to P.S. 85 as an eager, fresh-faced teacher. He was even as-signed his own class: 4-217. Unbeknownst to him, 4-217 was the designated "dumping ground" for all fourth-grade problem cases, and his students would prove to be more challenging than he could have ever anticipated.Intent on being a caring, dedicated teacher but confronted with unruly children, absent parents, and a failing administration, Dan was pushed to the limit time and again: he found himself screaming with rage, punching his fist through a blackboard out of sheer frustration, often just wanting to give up and walk away. Yet, in this seeming chaos, he slowly learned-from the more seasoned teachers at the school and from his own mistakes-how to discipline, teach, and make a difference. The Great Expectations School is the touching story of Class 4-217 and their teacher, Mr. Brown. But more than that, it is the revealing story of a broken educational system and all those struggling within and fighting against it.
Finally-the first songwriting guide to the most popular music genre in history! Written by a professional songwriter, The Art of Writing Love Songs provides inspiration to anyone seeking to write captivating songs about the most enduring musical subject of all. Readers will discover how to express their feelings in lyrics, master a wide scope of emotions and moods, choose an appropriate musical style, and craft beautiful songs that will woo any audience. This user-friendly guide presents technical information with precision, yet wrapped in a conversational, personal tone that's entertaining and easy to read. Packed with references to favorite hit songs, this must-have guide enables songwriters and musicians to understand and express love in a whole new way.
In Anarchy! An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, Peter Glassgold brings to the page political activist and anarchist Emma Goldman's most radical contribution, Mother Earth, a monthly journal about social science and literature. Glassgold has compiled Mother Earth's most provocative articles, with thematic categories ranging from "The Woman Question" to "The Social War" and features a diverse selection of writers, such as Leo Tolstoy, Margaret Sanger, Peter Kropotkin, and Alexander Berkman.Mother Earth was published from 1906 to 1918, when birth control, the labor movement, sexual freedom, and the arts where common subjects. The supporters of the journal helped form what was the "radical left" in the United States at the turn of the century. Goldman was imprisoned and ultimately deported to her native Russia. This new edition includes the transcripts from the trial and the summations of both Alexander Berkman and Goldman.With a new preface by the editor, this book offers historical grounding to many of our contemporary political movements, from libertarianism to the Occupy! actions. Anarchy! provides unprecedented access to Goldman's beliefs, offering insight to the political activism that existed at the time.
These 366 daily affirmations and meditations extend support and wisdom to women who have survived childhood sexual abuse. With understanding, compassion, and strength, the author addresses issues such as intimacy, fear, play, sharing secrets, and anger. She also shares her personal knowledge of sexual abuse to illustrate that we can not only survive, but thrive.
The senior population is multiplying by the millions! In fact, during the next 25 years, the senior population in America is expected to double - growing faster than the total population in every state. This means one thing: a tremendous opportunity for aspiring and compassionate entrepreneurs. From providing adult daycare or homecare to transportation or concierge needs, this guide covers today's most requested services within the 65-and-older market. Readers learn, step by step, how to choose the right opportunity for them, legally and financially establish their business, acquire licenses and certifications, set policies and procedures, and much more! Priceless insight, advice, and tips from practicing senior care professionals help aspiring entrepreneurs to discover their specialty from within one of six growing areas of interest - adult daycare, relocation services, homecare, transportation services, concierge, and travel service; design a business to suit customers' demographics and special needs; set rates; create a support staff who will facilitate success; use effective marketing and advertising to get the word out; build valuable business partnerships that lead to referrals; and plan for future growth. A record number of seniors are seeking help, and this guide is the key to starting a senior care service today!
Born-and-raised Michigander Paul Vachon provides an insider's view of the Upper Peninsula, from the delicious meat-filled pasties the area is famous for to the tremendous natural beauty on display there. To ensure that every traveler finds the trip suited to their individual needs, Vachon also offers carefully designed itineraries such as Best of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, History Comes to Light, and Following the Lake Superior Trail. Complete with details on enjoying the tranquility of Tahquamenon Falls, boating at Indian Lake State Park, and exploring Mackinac Island, Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Moon Handbooks give you the tools to make your own choices.Can't-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations, marked with MEssential info on San Salvador, El Salvador's resilient urban heartSuggestions on how to plan a trip that's perfect for you, including:The Best of El SalvadorSurf's Up!From Cool Cloud Forests to Warm WavesArt and Culture: Past and Present13 detailed and easy-to-use mapsThe firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Jaime JacquesThis ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
Rick Steves' Walks eBooks are straightforward, self-guided walking tours through some of Europe's most popular destinations, designed for easy reference on your mobile device or eReader. In Rick Steves' Walk: Left Bank, Paris, Rick shares his candid advice on how to get the most out of a walk through the Left Bank-including where to start, how much time you need, and what's worth stopping for-all for less than the cost of a café au lait. With Rick's knowledgeable, humorous writing in hand, you'll also learn some interesting historical facts about the things you encounter along the way. Packed with indispensable tips and recommendations from America's expert on Europe, Rick Steves' Walk: Left Bank, Paris is a tour guide in your pocket-and on your smartphone.Rick Steves' Walks and Tours are available for must-see locations throughout London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, Athens, and Istanbul.
America in 1953 seems hell-bent on squandering the flood tide of international goodwill earned in WWII. Senator Joe McCarthy is on a red-hunting rampage in Washington, and the fledgling CIA under Allen Dulles is starting to dabble in nation-building. Into this moment of history wander Nick Carraway and Jake Barnes, refugees from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. They begin a correspondence that leads to a close friendship, and widens to include a bizarre cast of characters. From the classic fiction of the period come Larry Darrell (The Razor's Edge), Alden Pyle (The Quiet American), Lady Brett Ashley and Robert Cohn (The Sun Also Rises), and from real life, Roy Cohn (Robert's nephew) and his pal Davey Schine, Roy's boss Joe McCarthy, the Dulles brothers, the Weavers, French intellectuals Sartre and De Beauvoir, Iranian premier Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, novelist Jackie Susann, music moguls Jerry Wexler and Ahmed Ertegun, and sex-change pioneer Christine Jorgensen. Jake discovers a CIA plot to cause a coup in France, and Nick and Jake must do their best to save their country from itself while affairs of the heart change both of their lives and teach them lessons about life and love. Nick & Jake finds the uproarious comic potential in a chilling period of American history that has alarming echoes in our own.
The Easy Does It Relationship Guide shares solid advice for couples in recovery, delivered with a light touch. Mary Faulkner, a therapist and popular workshop leader, identifies the five basic topics partners argue about over and over again--money, sex, extended family, children, and time--and offers suggestions for assessing and resolving disagreements. Readers will come to see relationships as a process, always changing, often challenging, and ultimately a source of hope, strength, and joy.
A daily meditation book for adolescents, Our Best Days offers support on issues such as responsibility, family members, peer pressure, and relationships.
From the winter of our doubts and confusion and sadness we waken to a spring of the self-stirring anew. In the days of healing and joy that lie ahead, let this book of daily meditations speak to you, instilling hope and confidence and courage. A year's worth of quotations, meditations, and closing thoughts encourage the small but consistent efforts of those seeking to give voice to the often timid, unsure, and frightened child within.Each day, find in these pages the strength and wisdom and support that light the way to serenity in any season of life.
For many people involved in Twelve Step recovery, there is always a need for the basics. Walk in Dry Places provides this solid insight and support. Written in the classic style of early meditation books, Walk in Dry Places refocuses on the basics of Twelve Step recovery. The meditations are written in a clear and graceful voice and convey the gentle, no-nonsense attitude of an old timer.Each page contains a daily recovery topic along with an insightful exploration of the day's topic and a one sentence "Goal for the Day." Full of basic AA meeting philosophy, Walk in Dry Places offers daily support to anyone seeking help in staying sober one day at a time.
As we recover from an eating disorder, these 366 meditations will help us find the power to develop and deepen our spirituality. Daily positive thoughts offer insight and ideas for meeting the challenges of ongoing recovery from eating disorders.
These meditations guide us to the strength and courage within ourselves that is necessary to face the lingering shadows of sex addiction. With the inspiration and support unique to Hazelden meditation books, Answers in the Heart provides solace for the pain and inspiration for lasting recovery.
Remember how comforting it felt, as a child, to fall asleep with a night-light glowing in the dark? Our Night Light is a collection of meditations that helps us remember how our Higher Power is like a comforting, ever-present light in our lives. These nightly readings can help us learn to trust the spiritual light within us for strength, comfort, and guidance.
Written by the author of the beloved best-seller, Each Day a New Beginning, this collection of meditations reinforces the key concepts from the book A Course in Miracles, the modern spiritual classic that has changed the lives of millions.
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