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These two fan-favorite, Wingmen Warriors stories will leave you breathless!Grayson's SurrenderNothing frightens Grayson "Cutter" Clark. Yet the sight of Lori Rutledge has the air force flight surgeon almost dropping to his knees. After a year without her, Grayson is now her partner. Suddenly, rescuing a group of orphans from a war-torn country seems easy compared to keeping his feelings for Lori locked safely away...especially when she wants his surrender!Taking CoverDr. Kathleen O'Connell's years in the air force taught her a thing or two about handling arrogant top-gun pilots. But there's one hotshot flyboy who's always gotten past her defenses. And now he's her unwelcome partner-on the most dangerous mission of her career. Kathleen thinks she can keep him in line-maybe-but she's not so sure about her own traitorous heart....
Grazia Deledda (1871-1936) was the author of many influential novels and remains one of the most significant Italian women writers of her time. However, critics tend to pigeonhole her works into convenient literary categories and to ignore the uniqueness of her style and voice. Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernity offers a timely and thought-provoking interpretation of this Nobel laureate, examining her work in the context of European philosophical and literary modernity. Margherita Heyer-Caput takes a philosophical and philological approach in order to provide a reassessment of Deledda's position in the literary canon. At the same time, she raises the larger issue of the status of allegedly 'regional' or 'minor' literatures within the context of Italian modernity. Dealing with four novels representative of Deledda's vast corpus, Heyer-Caput addresses and dismantles elements of regionalismo, verismo, and decadentismo, labels with which Deledda's works are regularly associated. This is the first volume to introduce some of Deledda's overlooked texts to an Anglophone audience. It invites readers to overturn established critical categories and to question margin-centre hierarchies both in the broad context of literary modernity and the narrower frame of Deledda's writing.Grazia Deledda's Dance of Modernity is a highly original and innovative interpretation of Deledda's narrative in philosophical perspective, which also includes the study of textual variations and considers cultural history in Italy during the early twentieth century. It is a much-needed examination of an important writer and how she managed to construct her own literary and gender identity in the context of modernity.
The fast and easy way to score higher on the GRE Does the thought of preparing for the GRE give you goose bumps? Fear not! This new edition of GRE For Dummies with Online Practice gives you a competitive edge by fully preparing you for the GRE exam with subject reviews and tons of practice opportunities. Written in the accessible and friendly style that has defined the For Dummies brand for more than twenty years, this hands-on guide helps you assess where you need more study help, gets you up-to-speed on the questions you can expect to encounter on the actual GRE exam, and will have you practicing your way to test-taking perfection by exam day. The Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test and admission requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. THE GRE aims to measure verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills that have been acquired over a long period of time and that are not related to any specific field of study. If you're an aspiring graduate school student preparing for this all-important exam, GRE For Dummies with Online Practice gives you everything you need to increase your chances of scoring higher. Includes full-length GRE practice tests and hundreds of practice questions to prepare you for test day Provides trusted GRE test-taking strategies to help you score your highest Helps you master verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing Gives you access to GRE practice questions online So what are you waiting for? Start practicing today--and get into the graduate school of your dreams!
A complete guide to score your highest on the GRE--now with a bonus CD-ROMThe Education Testing Service announced recently that changes to the 2011 GRE test are the most significant updates to the exam to date. The new computer-based test is intended to measure skills that are truly critical to performing well in graduate or business school. GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM, provides students with an updated study guide for the redesigned GRE, as well as multiple practice tests, including additional content and two additional practice tests on the CD-ROM that are not available in the standard edition of the book. The information included in this revised and expanded Premier edition prepares readers to achieve their maximum score on this challenging exam.Here, you'll get an updated study guide for the newly configured GRE test and three tests that model real GRE questions, plus two additional tests on the CD-ROM. It covers all the sections you'll encounter on the actual exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing.An updated test prep guide to the GREStrategies for all the question types on the 2011 examTwo fully revised practice tests and one brand new practice test plus two additional timed tests on the CD-ROM--for a total of 5 practice testsHundreds of practice questions with detailed explanations and walk-throughsEverything you need to know to conquer the three sections of the exam--verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing500 vocabulary terms most likely to appear on the test, plus 300 vocabulary flashcards on the CD-ROMWith clear, straight-forward advice and written in an approachable, easy-to-understand manner, GRE For Dummies, Premier 7th Edition with CD-ROM is your ticket to scoring your highest on the new GRE.
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Hundreds of realistic practice questions and exercises to prepare you for the verbal portion of the GRE. Kaplan's Verbal Workbook for the GRE, 8th Edition, comprehensively addresses the Verbal Reasoning and Writing sections of the GRE Revised General Test. This workbook is a highly effective way to prepare for the verbal section of the GRE Revised General Test. The most essential information on the GRE from the leader in GRE preparation. Kaplan gives you everything you need to boost your Verbal score on the GRE, including the most effective strategies, comprehensive practice, and tools to conquer every question on Test Day. THIS CUSTOMIZED STUDY PROGRAM INCLUDES: * 6 full-length Verbal Reasoning practice sets * Diagnostic tool for even more targeted Verbal practice * Review of essential skills and concepts, including vocabulary * Key strategies for all Verbal Reasoning question types on the revised GRE * Essay-writing tips and strategies for the Analytical Writing section Kaplan is dedicated to the success of our students. We guarantee students will score higher on the GRE -- or get their money back.
Todd Strasser's new series is a summer camp reading gross out! Lucas and Justin have snagged jobs as cooks at a camp that's crawling with weirdos. To get revenge on "The Blob", the camp leader, they grind up some roadkill burgers for a meal he'll never forget!
Mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, The Washington Post Book World says these masterful stories mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's development from "a prodigy's audacity to something that packs even more of a wallop: mature artistry. " They cover everything, from a terrifying encounter between a bunch of suburban adolescents and a murderous, drug-dealing biker, to a touching though doomed love affair between Eisenhower and Nina Khruschev. .
Two intrepid trekkers take on the last great driving challenge and join our nation's fight against petroleum addiction. Is it possible to drive coast-to-coast without stopping at a single gas pump? Journalist Greg Melville is determined to try. With his college buddy Iggy riding shotgun, this green-thinking guy--who's in love with the idea of free fuel--sets out on an enlightening road trip. The quest: to be the first people to drive cross-country in a french-fry car. Will they make it from Vermont to California in a beat-up 1985 Mercedes diesel station wagon powered on vegetable oil collected from restaurant grease dumpsters along the way? More important, can two guys survive 192 consecutive hours together? Their expedition on and off the road includes visits to the solar-powered Google headquarters; the National Ethanol Council; the wind turbines of southwestern Minnesota; the National Renewable Energy Lab; a visit to one of the first houses to receive platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); an "eco-friendly" Wal-Mart; and the world's largest geothermal heating system. Part adventure and part investigation of what we're doing (or not doing) to preserve the planet, "Greasy Rider" is upbeat, funny, and full of surprising information about sustainable measures that are within our reach.
In this contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, by comedian Sara Benincasa, a teenage girl becomes entangled in the romance and drama of a Hamptons social circle and is implicated in a scandal that shakes the summer community.When Naomi Rye arrives in the Hamptons to spend the summer with her socialite mother, she fully expects to be miserable mingling with the sons and daughters of her mother's mega-rich friends. Yet Naomi finds herself unexpectedly drawn to her mysterious and beautiful next-door neighbor, Jacinta, a Hamptons "It" girl who throws wild, lavish parties that are the talk of the town. But Jacinta is hiding something big, and events unfold with tragic consequences.
The Vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism has many techniques and "skillful means" for clearing away the impurities that prevent us from fully realizing our essential enlightenment, our Buddha nature. One of the most powerful Vajrayana practices is drubchen, an intensive traditional form of meditation retreat that lasts for about 10 days, during which practitioners recite prayers and the drubchen mantra in shifts for twenty-four hours continuously throughout the period of the retreat. The tradition for practicing drubchen ceremonies has been continued in an unbroken lineage until the present day; the late master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche revived this tradition at his seat in Nepal, the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, where the drubchen is performed every spring with hundreds of lamas, monks, and lay people in attendance.In Great Accomplishment, modern masters such as Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche offer perspectives on this rigorous practice. Tibetan teachers often draw an analogy between our enlightened essence and pure gold; if our natures were made of brass, we could spend lifetimes polishing and cleaning them but the base metal would never turn into gold. However, since we already have a divine nature, if we engage in Vajrayana practice, which acts like an alchemical polish, we can realize what we actually are and discover our higher possibilities. The effect of drubchen is multiplied when many people participate in a drubchen ceremony; then many enlightened essences are gathered together in one place, and spiritual practice in such conditions will be more effective than practicing alone. Circumstances will be perfect if we recognize and realize our enlightened essence, but even if we do not, just by taking part in the ceremony we can receive great benefit.Great Accomplishment offers detailed explanations of these practices and the underlying theories that they are based upon. It gives hands-on advice on the meaning, the application, and the profound results of working together with other practitioners to accomplish the goal of taming our minds and benefiting others. From the most esoteric to the subtlest of practical details, masters Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche, and Lama Putse give a complete guide to this hidden treasure.
The Vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism has many techniques, few difficulties and is meant for people of higher capabilities. Because each of us possesses the enlightened essence, when many people participate in a great accomplishment practice, then many enlightened essences are gathered together in one place. Hence, practice will be more effective. If we have recognized and realized our enlightened essence, then circumstances will be perfect. Even if we have not, if we participate in the practice and stay within the environment, there will be great benefit.The Vajrayana system has many techniques and skillful means for clearing away the impurities that prevent us from fully realizing our buddha nature. If we weren't already endowed with this pure gold, the buddha nature, but instead possessed mere brass, we could polish and clean as much as possible, but the brass would never turn into gold. Nevertheless, since we already have a divine nature, then if we engage in the development, recitation and completion stage practices, which act like a polish, we can realize what we actually are.The Great Accomplishment book offers detailed explanations of these practices and the underlying theories from which they derive. It gives hands on advice on the meaning, the application and the profound results of working together with other practitioners to accomplish the goal of taming our minds and benefiting others. From the most esoteric to the subtlest of practical details, these three masters, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche and Lama Putsi give a complete guidance manual on this hidden treasure.
It is vital for actors to understand how their craft evolved and in what tradition they stand. A global understanding of the past and present orients one better towards the future. It is important to know that realism in acting came as a reaction to the falseness that had gone before. Knowing this, one can anticipate that realism too will be overthrown in its turn. For example, in many private studios and at universities today, body training and mask work is in the ascendancy. Making one's way through the maze of actor training is a daunting task. This book is designed to help you understand the most important ideas about acting, where they came from, and how they are used in training programs today. With this knowledge, you will be prepared to make wise choices about your own path through this rewarding, frustrating, astonishing art.
A biography that restores America's foremost 19th-century champion of reason and secularism to the still contested 21st-century public square.
This is the second book in Jeff Corwin's young middle-grade fiction series, which shows kids that no matter where you live, you can have fun discovering the plants, animals, and natural life around you. .
The Great Alone is the extraordinary new bestseller from Janet Dailey that captures the heart of the last American frontier. This sweeping epic--spanning more than 200 years and seven generations of native Alaskans--tells the story of the building of Alaska from a woman's point of view.
From Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum comes the story of a small-town girl who shows a high-powered bachelor that some things in life are more important than the perfect deal. Cathy Stephenson moves from rural Indiana to Florida seeking a new start in paradise. Shortly after she arrives, however, a car accident plunges Cathy into the ocean. Luckily a gorgeous, dark-haired stranger--who just so happens to be America's most eligible bachelor, according to Time magazine--saves her from a watery demise, kick-starting a romantic journey that changes Cathy's life forever. Michael Winters is an intense workaholic with no time for love and affection. Even after he plucks a beautiful damsel in distress from the ocean and onto his yacht, Michael has no intention of slowing down. He must make an important meeting in the Caribbean--whether the naive girl from the Midwest likes it or not. But when a sudden storm maroons the mismatched pair on a desert island and forces them to take a breather, Cathy teaches Michael that pleasure can indeed come before business. Now he'll need all of his boardroom skills to negotiate a way to keep her in his life. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
You may not realize it, but you helped pay for a $10million, fourteen-month government "investigation" of the housing collapse.Only your $10 million didn't buy much, and it certainly didn't buy truth; anyhope of that went out the window on day one.The congressionally appointed panel--made up primarily ofanti-market, historic revisionists--managed to shift the blame away fromWashington and onto mortgage lenders and "greedy" Wall Street executives, whileprotecting the real culprits at the core of the crisis: POLITICIANS LIKETHEMSELVES.It's not about Democrat or Republican, left or right, blackor white. It's about the usual suspects--money and power and the people who usegovernment to manipulate them for private advantage.The Great AmericanBank Robbery maps out in detail exactly how Washington social engineers andtheir accomplices reshaped banking regulations and housing policies and guttedtime-tested underwriting standards that led to the worst financial calamity sincethe 1930s, one that has robbed American households of $14 trillion in networth.And they're not done yet . . .
Great American Craft Beer takes readers on a passionate and informative journey through the most palate pleasing ales and lagers produced in America today. Built on the inalienable truth that there is a beer out there for everyone, the book directs readers to focus on the flavors they already enjoy tasting, such as sweet fruits, roasted coffee, or bitter hops. More than 80 styles and 340 beer profiles are accompanied by full-color photographs and illustrations of the beers and beer labels. This unconventional approach allows drinkers of all experience levels to step right up to the bar and order their next pint with confidence. If you like the taste of . . . fresh oranges tangy lemons ripe raspberries creamy pumpkin toasted caramel rich espresso bananas dark chocolate smoked meats Try . . . Address Unknown IPA by Willimantic Brewing 312 Urban Wheat Ale by Goose Island Brewing Raspberry Tart by New Glarus Brewing Punkin Ale by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Anchor Bock by Anchor Brewing Speedway Stout by Alesmith Brewing Hefeweizen by Live Oak Brewing Black Chocolate Stout by Brooklyn Brewery Smokestack Heritage Porter by East End Brewing Both a personal guide and companion to the exciting world of American craft beer, this unique book touches upon several subject areas, including not only beer, but food, travel, history, and the stories and personalities of those who brew America's best beers. It includes 25 perfect pairing recipes and profiles of some of the best brewpubs in the country.
This terrifying anthology contains some of the best in American ghost stories, from some of the best American short fiction writers. Contents: Double Vision (Mary Higgins Clark); This Is Death (Donald E. Westlake); Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes (Harlan Ellison); Little Jimmy (Lester del Rey); Poor Little Saturday (Madeleine L'Engle); On 202 (Jeff Hecht); Ransom Cowl Walks the Road (Nancy Varian Berberick); School for the Unspeakable (Manly Wade Wellman); The Stormsong Runner (Jack L. Chalker); Harry's Ghost (Talmage Powell); Herbert West--Reanimator (H. P. Lovecraft); Caller in the Night (Burton Kline); Professor Kate (Margaret St. Clair); The Guns of William Longley (Donald Hamilton); Clay-Shuttered Doors (Helen R. Hull); The Stranger (Ambrose Bierce); Night-Side (Joyce Carol Oates); Drawer 14 (Talmage Powell); The Jest of Warburg Tantavul (Seabury Quinn); One of the Dead (William Wood); Emmett (Dahlov Ipcar); Night Court (Mary Elizabeth Counselman); The Boarded Window (Ambrose Bierce); The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee (Arthur J. Burks); He Walked By Day (Julius Long); The Phantom Farmhouse (Seabury Quinn); Stillwater, 1896 (Michael Cassutt); Ride the Thunder (Jack Cady); The Resting Place (Oliver LaFarge).
Clinical studies show that cardiovascular intervention does not prevent heart attacks or prolong life in stable patients with coronary artery disease . . . so why are more than 1.5 million angioplasties and coronary bypass surgeries done annually in the United States alone? In The Great American Heart Hoax, esteemed cardiologist Michael Ozner, author of The Miami Mediterranean Diet, reveals groundbreaking truths about what actually helps prevent and reverse heart disease and what isn't worth the money or risk. Discover disturbing realities from a cardiologist about the billion-dollar cardiovascular intervention industry. While a minority of patients may benefit from surgery, Ozner uncovers that the majority can employ much simpler methods, such as diet, exercise and medical therapy, to achieve better results-without stents or surgery. Most important, The Great American Heart Hoax provides a 10-step program to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
THINK YOU KNOW YOUR AMERICANA? WITH THIS BOOK, YOU WILL!<P>The Great American History Quiz is the popular show on The History Channel that's also a great, entertaining way to learn about our country's history. Filled with celebrities, it tests viewers on facts from the basic to the arcane -- and sometimes both at once! Now, based on this national treasure of a quiz show, comes a book that's just as fun, challenging, and quirky. Featuring questions from the program (and new brainteasers as well), THE GREAT AMERICAN HISTORY QUIZ will have you burning those gray cells and wishing learning had been this much fun in school!<P>TRY THESE CONUNDRUMS ON FOR SIZE: <P>1. The U. S. declared its independence on July 4, 1776. True or False?<P>2. During WWI, Harry Houdini taught American soldiers which of the following tricks? How to (a) catch a bullet in their teeth, (b) survive underwater, or (c) escape from handcuffs. <P>3. Who was the first sitting (or rather traveling) president to voyage outside the continental U. S. ?<P>The answers may not be what you think. Guess away!
SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Falling for the Marlboro Man marketing and sleazy takedown tactics of the Republican Party can be hazardous to the health of this nation! Ever since the cowboy image of Ronald Reagan was sold to Americans, the Republican Party has used the same John Wayne imagery to support its candidates and take elections. We all know how they govern, but the right-wing propaganda machine is very adept at hijacking debate and marketing their candidates as effectively as the Marlboro Man. For example: Myth: The Republican nominee is an upstanding, regular guy who shares the values of the common man. Reality: He divorced his first wife in order to marry a young multimillionaire heiress whose family then funded his political career. Myth: Republicans are strong on defense and will keep us safe. Reality: They prey on fears, and their endless wars make America far less secure. Myth: Republicans are the party of fiscal restraint and small, limited government. Reality: Soaring deficits, unchecked presidential power, and an increasingly invasive surveillance state are par for their course. "Intelligent, insightful. " --Daily Kos "Glenn Greenwald has done it again. " --Alan Colmes "Glenn Greenwald is a treasure. " --BuzzFlash
You're a rider. . . an independent spirit who's reluctant to follow someonelse's road map. But there are millions of miles of road to travel, and youould spend months searching for the best ones. Don't waste your valuablewo-wheeled vacation on ordinary routes. Instead, let Gary McKechnie be youruide. He's spent years exploring the nation by bike, and he gives you hisop 20 rides, from the rocky New England coast to the wide-open West. In thisetailed update of his best-selling guide, McKechnie includes: tips on siderips, scenic stops, and watering holes; advice on packing, equipment, roadonditions, rider-friendly attractions, and lists of conveniently-locatedotorcycle shops along the routes; and, on-the-road photographs andand-drawn maps.
Word Smith, who plans to write the "Great American Novel" and also to tell the tragic and hilarious story of the Ruppert Mundys - the only homeless baseball team ever to play in the big league, who have disappeared from all official histories.
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