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A Modern-Day Classic from a Master Handgunner! The next best thing to shooting the world's greatest handguns is reading about them. And nobody writes about great handguns like Massad Ayoob. Here, in one entertaining, photo-packed volume, are the handguns that changed firearms history. From the Colt 1911 to the latest and greatest Glock, Massad Ayoob shares his half-century of experience with the world's greatest pistols and revolvers as only he can. Whether you're a collector, a plinker, a competition shooter or simply a firearms enthusiast, you'll agree that Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World is required reading for anyone interested in the history and development of handguns. Includes: Colt Smith & Wesson Ruger Glock High Standard Heckler & Koch And more!
MORE! of the Greatest Handguns of the World From the Best-Known, Most Popular Handgun Authority in the World After the first edition of Greatest Handguns of the World, author Massad Ayoob cringed at leaving so many great guns on the cutting-room floor, and readers clamored for their favorites that didn't make the cut. This companion volume picks up where Greatest Handguns of the World left off, covering more of your favorite handguns, including: Beretta 92 Bren Ten Browning High Power Colt Pocket Model Colt SAA High Standard Supermatic Mauser C96 Ruger Single Six SigSauer P226 T/C Contender Walther P38 And More! From the best handguns for concealed carry, self-defense and home protection to the world's best hunting and target handguns, Greatest Handguns of the World Volume II informs and entertains with insights from the world's most widely-read, acclaimed expert on the subject of pistols and revolvers.
Do you feel stressed, tired, depleted? Do you hold tension in certain parts of your body because of your busy lifestyle -- or extended time in one position, such as working at your computer or sitting in a car commuting? Muscle pain, back spasm, and a host of anxiety-related disorders seem inevitable in today's overproductive world. However, there's a simple way to rebuild and counteract the damage inflicted by this grueling lifestyle: self-massage. With clear instructions and 30 photographs, this books describes various types of self-massage techniques for relieving stress and relaxing. By learning about intention and focus, timing, practice, and a "balanced" approach, you can maximize the benefits of quick massage and create a personal massage routine tailored to the demands of your world...in just a few minutes a day. You'll learn to: strengthen your posture, diminish aches and pains, replenish your energy, and target specific conditions such as headaches or stiff neck. In a practical and inspiring way, Massage for Busy People takes the practice of massage and personalizes it for all environments -- at home, at the office, in the car, or on a plane.
Sooth away stress, banish pain, and share the language of touch with the healing powers of massageWhat reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, and improves appearance? Right, massage! So what are you waiting for?Discover how to knead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of numerous step-by-step hands-on photos and illustrations, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you'll master the basics and learn how to give and receive a therapeutic massage.25% new and expanded content in this editionCovers an array of techniques, from Swedish to Deep Tissue and sports massage to self-massageThe newest strokes and techniques that can relieve specific painful conditionsHands-on and extremely practical, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to integrate massage and its benefits into your everyday life.
Set a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW''s bestselling pathology text for manual therapists! This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner''s A Massage Therapist''s Guide to Pathology the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy This text offers detailed information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions, and also helps students discover how massage therapy influences the healing process Organized by body system, the text features case histories in which people living and coping with many of the disease conditions covered in the text share their stories. Key Features · An enhanced art program, featuring illustrations that capture the reader''s attention and make difficult concepts easier to grasp · A new Conditions at a Glance appendix to provide concise information on an additional 34 diseases · There''s also a new table at the end of each disease condition summarizing the benefits, risks, and options for massage therapy · Case histories share stories of people living with conditions covered in the text to draw a real-world connection between the classroom and the clinic · Research literacy appendix addresses the need for evidence-based massage therapy · Compare and contrast charts present similar conditions side-by-side to help students discern the differences This book provides comprehensive, yet concise, information on the etiology, signs, symptoms, and standard treatment approaches for more than 500 diseases and conditions. At the end of each condition, a "Risks, Benefits, Options" table provides guidance on the implications for massage. For this 5th edition, the author has throroughly researched and updated each condition in the text. She has streamlined the information to focus on what is most useful to the massage therapy student, while maintaining the friendly and accessible style that this text is known for Included with each book is a code for access to a host of games, exercises, quizzes, videos, and animations, all developed or selected by the author.
Massie gets BE-yoo-tiful: After Massie Block gets kicked off her high horse and out of her ultra exclusive Westchester riding camp, her parents force her to do the unthinkable-find a summer job. Not one for dog-walking or brat-sitting, Massie comes up with the ah-bvious solution: She'll be a sales rep for the cosmetics brand Be Pretty. Massie fully hearts her new role as fairy gawdmother of makeup-until she discovers transforming LBRs into glam-girls takes more than a swish of her royal purple mascara wand.
2014 James Beard Award Finalist2014 IACP Cookbook Award WinnerStories and recipes from the Mast Brothers, makers and purveyors of America's finest craft chocolate.The Mast Brothers are pioneers of the bean-to-bar craft chocolate movement. Sourcing cocoa with unique flavor profiles from around the equator, they roast the beans in small batches to create truly handmade chocolate, one of the very few chocolate makers to do so. At their flagship factory and retail shop in Brooklyn, their distinctive bars are wrapped in exquisite custom papers that they have designed and are sold at specialty food shops around the country and around the world. Many of the world's pre-eminent chefs, including Thomas Keller, Dan Barber, Daniel Humm, Alice Waters, and Alain Ducasse choose Mast Brothers Chocolate for cooking for its purity and distinctive tasting notes.In MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE: A FAMILY COOKBOOK they share their unique story and recipes for classic American desserts like chocolate cookies and cakes, brownies, bars, milkshakes, and even home-made whoopie pie. There are mouthwatering savory dishes as well, like Pan-seared Scallops with Cocoa Nibs and Cocoa Coq au Vin. With striking color photographs throughout, this cookbook celebrates the vision and allure of Mast Brothers Chocolate, the leaders of the American craft chocolate movement and the choice of the world's great chefs.
From the author of Unmasqued comes a bold and erotic retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo . Dantes spent years imprisoned for a crime he didn?t commit. Now he?s returned to Paris in the guise of the Count of Monte Cristo, seeking vengeance on those who sent him to jail. But his plan also includes a different kind of revenge?on the woman he has never forgotten, the lover he has made it his mission to possess. So unfolds an erotic battle of wills in the most electrifying game of love ever played between man and woman, master and slave. .
This novel establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R. N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars.
A short story from the Classic Shorts collection: Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
The final book by Russian novelist, Mikhail Bulgakov, this is often considered his best work. Part satire, part fantasy, it is written in layers upon layers of meaning. At the end of the book is a chapter-by-chapter commentary, explaining Russian nuances to the reader. It would be helpful to read these first, so that the story has more meaning. There is also a short biography of Bulgakov.
Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family -- which includes Eva and four sons -- and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New -- in the person of Delphine Watzka -- the great adventure of Fidelis's life begins. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine's life, and the trajectory of this brilliant novel.
Weight loss has become a national problem that continues to grow. Detoxification is also getting more attention every day as people realize just how many toxins, pesticides and food allergies are part of everyday life. But what most people do not realize is that these are two sides of the same problem.The body protects itself from these toxins by storing them primarily inside fat cells. So, eliminate the toxins and the weight comes off. Continue to consume toxins, pesticides and ignore food allergies and the weight piles on.Nearly half a century ago, the first detoxification diet, the Master Cleanse, was published by Stanley Burroughs. Since then hundreds of thousands of people have done it. Glickman promotes the same regimen, but adds information on what to expect, which days might be difficult and what to do to overcome those difficulties.Peter Glickman's first book on the Master Cleanse in 2004 sparked a revival and was translated into 8 foreign languages. This book will make the Master Cleanse go viral.Based on Glickman's coaching of more than 2,000 people on the Master Cleanse; this book:Shows you step-by-step how to get great resultsCovers all the questions a new person would haveTeaches you how to be a great Master Cleanse coachThis book inspires the reader in an easy-to-read, fun style. It's the perfect book to coach you and your friends!
YOU KNOW THE BENEFITS OF THE MASTER CLEANSE: DETOXING, LOSING WEIGHT AND INCREASING ENERGY. But how can you go 10 days without eating? This book shows you! Presenting the day-by-day journals of 12 ordinary people who overcame their fears and successfully completed 10 days on The Lemonade Diet, The Master Cleanse Experience offers their real-world solutions to all your questions, including: Tricks to resist food cravings Tips for remaining focused and positive Effective ways to keep your energy up Solutions for the effects of the laxative tea Smart approaches to the saline flush Strategies for getting through a full day at work Helpful ideas for falling asleep on an empty stomach and many more
Master Cornhill is a 200 page novel first published in 1973 and written by the acclaimed writer for children and adults Eloise Jarvis McGraw, author of The Newbery Honor novel The Moorchild. The summary by Atheneum reads as follows: Before the Great Plague swept London in 1665, eleven-year-old foundling Michael Cornhill had led a sheltered, happy life with his foster family and seldom wondered about the parents he had never known. Sent hastily from the city when his foster mother succumbed to the dread plague, Michael survived; but eight months later when he returned, all his family and friends had perished. Homeless and penniless, he brooded now about his unknown origins and worried about his future. Two new friends made life possible for him-Tom Godfrey, a carefree young man who sang ballads on street corners for a living, and Susanna, a sturdily independent girl who kept house for an old Dutch map-maker. Though Michael liked helping Tom sell ballads, he knew-and Susanna often reminded him-that this was not really the way to spend the rest of his life. Then another disaster struck the ancient city. A fierce conflagration, known to history as the Great Fire of London, swept everything before it in a gigantic holocaust. How Michael and Tom struggled through it, attempting to reach Susanna and the old map-maker, and how Michael found the direction his life should eventually take, make up the concluding section of this absorbing story, brimming with authentic detail and swift in its dramatic conclusion. For its fascinating portrait of England in a time of crisis no less than for its powerful narrative and compelling story of friendship and courage, this is a book of lasting value.
"Fascinating reading for true-crime buffs and mystery fans alike. " --Max Allan Collins Known as the greatest detective in the world, Ellis Parker was the "American Sherlock Holmes" who solved ninety-eight percent of the murders he pursued. Yet his illustrious forty-year career ended tragically in prison, where he died on the very eve of certain Presidential pardon. Here is a riveting account of the ultimate sleuth, a man who solved his first crime as a teen by nabbing the thief who stole his father's horse and buggy. Drawing on the emerging discipline of psychology and his uncanny deductive skills, Parker was a "profiler" long before the term existed, and often apprehended criminals without ever leaving his desk! Then came the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby son in 1932. From that moment things began to go wrong--terribly wrong--as Parker pushed himself past the bounds of law in pursuit of the truth. A fascinating look at America in the early years of a tumultuous century, Master Detective paints a long-overdue portrait of an exceptionally talented and driven man who, in the end, stopped at nothing in his quest for justice. "A riveting read. In Reisinger, America's real-life Sherlock Holmes has found his Watson. "--John Lutz
A dramatic short story of justice both old and new from the New York Times-bestselling author of BREAKING POINT and THE HIGHWAY. The West is not the way it's portrayed in the movies, but when a man from the East brings trouble for Nate Romanowski and his friend Joe Pickett, a little frontier-style justice may be just what's called for. An exciting new addition to the series that combines harrowing adrenaline rushes with complex morality, humour, and a landscape described so vibrantly it seems to have a life all its own.
Peterson's Master the GED 2013 CD is a comprehensive guide that offers the essential test-prep and review material for the high school equivalency diploma test, including practice tests, subject review, and expert tips on how to score high on each GED test. Readers will find the GED information they need to know-scoring and passing requirements, how to prepare, and what to expect on test day. 6 full-length practice tests (access to 3 full-length practice exams via the CD), including a diagnostic test to determine strengths and weaknesses-all with detailed answer explanations. In-depth review of each GED test subject, with practice questions and easy-to-understand answer explanations, including Language Arts, Writing (Parts I and II); Language Arts, Reading; Social Studies (including Canadian history and government); Science; and Mathematics (Parts I and II). Links to HippoCampus.org in the Math, Science, and Social Studies sections, where interactive subject help is offered via high-quality multimedia lessons and course content. Exercises and drills for every type of question in each GED test subject area, with hundreds of practice questions and detailed answer explanations to reinforce key concepts. Expert strategies to strengthen test-taking skills.
Here is the actual handbook that Napoleon Hill provided to certified teachers of his ideas- a master class from the greatest motivational teacher of all time. The Master-Key to Riches is the blueprint that Napoleon Hill placed in the hands of those who would teach and perfect his success methods. Now revised and updated for the twenty-first century to avoid arcane language or points of reference, this book contains the full range of ideas and exercises that appeared in the original edition. In this volume, Hill covers lessons including: * The Law of Cosmic Habitforce * Andrew Carnegie's "Master Mind" Method * The Magic of Going the "Extra Mile" * The Twelve True Riches of Life The Master-Key to Riches has been revised by Patrica Horan, who revised The Magic Ladder to Success, is a thirty-year veteran of New York book and magazine publishing, as well as an award-winning author, editor, copywriter, and playwright. She has most recently worked as editor of Breakthrough, the quarterly journal of Global Education Associates, a UN non-governmental organization founded in 1973. She is the author of 177 Favorite Poems for Children and Haiti: Vibrant Land of Joy and Sorrow.
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