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Aces of the 325th Fighter Group

by Chris Davey Tom Ivie

American pilots flew P-40 Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters over Noth Africa, Sicily, and Italy in the World War II Mediterranean Theater of Operations as part of the 325th Fighter Group. The 325th FG was activated under General Order number 50 on 30 July 1942 and set up training operations at Theodore F Greene Field in Providence, Rhode Island. By mid-December 1942 the group was considered ready for combat and the alert for overseas duty arrived on 2 January 1943. The pilots and their P-40s departed on the carrier USS Ranger on 8 January and flew their aircraft off the vessel into Cazes airfield, near Casablanca, on 19 January 1943. After the remainder of the personnel arrived in late February, the group prepared for combat, and finally flew its first mission on 17 April 1943 as part of the Twelfth Air Force. During the next four months it participated in the North African campaign, and operations against enemy-held islands in the Mediterranean Sea. By the end of the Sicilian campaign on 17 August the 325th FG had scored 128 aerial victories, been the first P-40 unit to deliver 1000-lb bombs against enemy targets, and had escorted 1100 bombers without losing a single one of them to enemy action. In September 1943 the 325th began its conversion to the P-47 Thunderbolt and in late December headed for its new base in Italy. During the next six months the 325th flew escort missions over Italy and the Balkan countries as part of the Fifteenth Air Force. During its P-47 period the 325th's pilots claimed 153 aerial victories and established itself as a very aggressive escort group. In May 1944 the 325th began converting to the P-51 Mustang, which it flew with great success for the remainder of the war. Thirteen of its 27 aces achieved this status while flying the Mustang. By VE Day the 325th FG had destroyed 537 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and 281 on the ground, as well as numerous ground targets such as locomotives, trucks etc. The group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations and its pilots earned numerous medals, including four Distinguished Service Crosses, for individual bravery in combat. The cost was high, however, as 148 pilots were lost in action - being killed or becoming PoWs.

Aces Up

by Lauren Barnholdt

Seventeen-year-old high school senior Shannon Card needs money. And lots of it. She's been admitted to Wellesley, but her dad just lost his job, and somehow she has to come up with a year of tuition herself. But Shannon's dream of making big bucks waitressing at the local casino, the Collosio, disappears faster than a gambler's lucky streak. Her boss is a tyrant, her coworker is nuts, and her chances of balancing a tray full of drinks while wearing high-heeled shoes are slim to none. Worse, time is running out, and Shannon hasn't made even half the money she'd hoped. When Shannon receives a mysterious invitation to join Aces Up, a secret network of highly talented college poker players, at first she thinks No way. She has enough to worry about: keeping her job, winning the coveted math scholarship at school, and tutoring her secret crush, Max. But when Shannon musters up the nerve to kiss Max and he doesn't react at all, the allure of Aces Up and its sexy eighteen-year-old leader, Cole, is suddenly too powerful to ignore. Soon Shannon's caught up in a web of lies and deceit that makes worrying about tuition money or a high school crush seem like kid stuff. Still, when the money's this good, is the fear of getting caught reason enough to fold? This fun, sexy, recession-proof story is a bubbly summer read with surprising depth- great for fans of Sarah Mlynowski.

Aces Wild

by Erica S. Perl

Zelly Fried has finally convinced her parents to let her get a dog, with the help of her grandfather Ace. Unfortunately, said dog (also named Ace) is a shoe-chewing, mud-tracking, floor-peeing kind of dog. Despite Zelly's best efforts to drag Ace (literally!) to puppy kindergarten, his flunking report card says it all: "This Ace is wild."Also wild is the other Ace in Zelly's life. Grandpa Ace has decided to begin dating again and is dining and dancing every night, against his doctor's orders. Determined to get both Aces under control, Zelly enlists the help of her two best friends, Allison and Jeremy (despite the fact that they don't quite see eye to eye). They need to come up with a plan, fast. But how? It's not like either Ace ever does what he's told.

Achieve Hawai'i: Language Arts, Grade 8

by Harcourt Achieve

This book contains Test, Practice and Self Assessment, to help students prepare for a test based on the Hawai'i Reading and Writing Standards.

Achieve Sales Excellence: The 7 Customer Rules for Becoming the New Sales Professional

by Howard Stevens Theodore Kinni

Based on the results of an innovative, ten-year study, this book offers unmatched insight on sales performance issues and the practices sales professionals and organizations must embrace to be a world class sales force.

Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology: Teach Yourself

by Tim Lebon

Everybody wants to be happier and fulfil their potential, and for years many self-help books have claimed they know the answer. Only in the last two decades has Positive Psychology started to provide evidence-based ideas that have been scientifically shown to work. In this book psychotherapist, lecturer and life coach Tim LeBon shows you how you can use the tools coming from Positive Psychology to achieve your goals. You will discover how ideas from CBT, mindfulness and practical philosophy can produce a more balanced, wiser version of Positive Psychology. Learn how to: * flourish and be happier * maintain and sustain positive relationships * find more meaning in life and accomplish more * become wiser and more resilient * discover the real benefits that a genuine understanding of positive psychology can bring.

Achieving Excellence in Fundraising

by Tempel Eugene R. Seiler Timothy L. Aldrich Eva E.

The third edition of this acclaimed resource, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, explains the fundraising profession's major principles, concepts, and techniques. With contributions from noted experts in the field, and filled with illustrative examples, this book demonstrates why fundraising is a strategic management discipline and clearly defines each step in the fundraising cycle. Praise for the Third Edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising "Achieving Excellence in Fundraising brings together the voices of leaders in the field with the research expertise of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. This winning combination makes the updated third edition an excellent resource for everyone engaged in nonprofit fundraising. " -John Lippincott, president, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) "This book is the best road map-coupled with creative approaches to the practice of fund development-you will find. The sections addressing donor interest and stewardship alone are worth the price. Take time to enhance your fundraising skills, and, most importantly,increase your fundraising results. Tempel, Seiler, and Aldrich have collaborated on apublication worthy of serious study. " -William C. McGinly, president and CEO, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy "The third edition of this seminal piece of literature, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, is a wonderful continuation of a legacy that provides the nonprofit sector with a thoughtful, comprehensive, and well-organized approach to contemporary and ethical fundraising practices. The legacy lives on!" -Denny Smith, president and CEO, CFRE International "One of the most significant challenges that the grantee organizations of foundations face is building sustainable resources. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising will help them build the fundraising program they need to do so. " -Steve Gunderson, president and CEO, Council on Foundations "Today's donors seek new philanthropic experiences. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising couples the importance of good stewardship and relationships with innovation, engagement, and long-term results. This third edition takes a critical new look at a classic sector must-read. " -Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide

Achieving Excellence in Human Resources Management

by Edward Lawler John W. Boudreau

This is a report of the results from the Center for Effective Organizations' (CEO's) fifth study of the human resources (HR) function in large corporations. It compares data from the CEO's earlier studies to data collected in 2007, considering 12 years of data in total. Like the CEO's previous research, the project focuses on measuring the extent to which the design and activities of the HR function in large corporations are changing, by analyzing survey data from 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, and 2007. The study focuses on nine areas: HR activities, organization design and HR practices, decision science for talent resources, the design of the HR function, outsourcing, information technology, metrics and analytics, HR skills, and HR effectiveness. It identifies best practices and organizational designs that will help HR develop as a high value strategic partner. The book is for scholars and practitioners in HR management. Lawler and Boudreau are affiliated with the Marshall School of Business' CEO at the University of Southern California. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Achieving Excellence in the Management of Human Service Organizations

by Peter M. Kettner

A complete guide to human resources management at the corporate level.

Achieving High Quality Care

by Sasha Abraham Gillian Leng Val Moore

Drawing on the experience of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Achieving High Quality Care is a practical guide on how to recognise and implement high quality evidence and guidance.This new title provides an overview of the evidence behind successful initiatives designed to change practice and improve the quality of health care. It provides an overall picture of change management, from understanding the barriers to change to how these barriers can best be overcome. It presents a concise summary of the evidence for change, plus examples of specific initiatives drawn from experience of putting NICE guidance into practice.The book includes a wide range of examples of positive change - plus key practical points highlighted throughout the text - to help readers achieve improvements in patient care. Finally, it shows how to measure change, assess improvement to agreed standards and to manage the ongoing process of change towards improving health care.Achieving High Quality Care is a helpful guide for busy health care professionals wanting to improve services and patient care. It is relevant to everyone involved in the organisation and provision of quality health care, including clinicians and health care managers, who are trying to lead change and improve care through implementing evidence-based guidance.

Achieving Permanence for Older Children and Youth in Foster Care

by Madelyn Freundlich Anthony Maluccio Benjamin Kerman

Through a novel integration of child welfare data, policy analysis, and evidence-informed youth permanency practice, the essays in this volume show how to achieve and sustain family permanence for older children and youth in foster care. Researchers examine what is known about permanency outcomes for youth in foster care, how the existing knowledge base can be applied to improve these outcomes, and the directions that future research should take to strengthen youth permanence practice and policy. Part 1 examines child welfare data concerning reunification, adoption, and relative custody and guardianship and the implications for practice and policy. Part 2 addresses law, regulation, court reform, and resource allocation as vital components in achieving and sustaining family permanence. Contributors examine the impact of policy change created by court reform and propose new federal and state policy directions. Part 3 outlines a range of practices designed to achieve family permanence for youth in foster care: preserving families through community-based services, reunification, adoption, and custody and guardianship arrangements with relatives. As growing numbers of youth continue to "age out" of foster care without permanent families, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers have increasingly focused on developing evidence-informed policies, practices, services and supports to improve outcomes for youth. Edited by leading professionals in the field, this text recommends the most relevant and effective methods for improving family permanency outcomes for older youth in foster care.

Achieving Student Success

by C. Carney Strange Donna Hardy Cox

Hardy Cox and Strange begin with an overview of student services dealing with the matriculation of post-secondary students - through enrolment management, financial assistance, and orientation to the institution and accommodation - and then discuss housing and residence life, student leadership programs, systems of judicial and academic integrity, and student support and adjustment through counselling, health and wellness initiatives, career and employment advice, and a variety of services that can respond to a variety of needs.

Achieving Tabe® Success in Reading Workbook, Level M [Grade 9-12]

by Contemporary

TheAchieving TABE Successfamily is designed to provide complete skill preparation and practice for TABE 9&10, encompassing Reading, Mathematics and Language, for levels E, M, D and A. This series of books will help students achieve NRA gain through targeted instruction that specifically addresses TABE 9&10 skills. Achieving TABE Success . . . workbookscontain the following features: TABE 9&10 Correlation Charts Each text contains a TABE 9&10 Correlation Chart that links each question to targeted skill lessons, enabling instructors and students to build a personalized study plan based on skill level strengths and weaknesses. Pre-tests and Post-tests Each workbook begins with a pre-test and a skills correlation chart to help diagnose strengths and weaknesses and determine TABE readiness. The format of each pre- and post-test matches that of the actual TABE test. Targeted TABE Skill Lessons Each lesson specifically targets a TABE skill. Students work with the innovative lesson format that provides step-by-step instruction to help insure success. The Mathematics lessons offer plenty of instruction and practice to help master each TABE skill. In the Reading and Language workbooks, the lessons are divided into four parts for a graduated approach to learning: Introduceclearly defines, explains, and illustrates the skill, and includes examples. Practicepresents work related to the skill just introduced. Applyreinforces the skill through activities and exercises. Check Upevaluates student comprehension. Unit Reviews and Math Glossary Unit reviews are divided into two parts: Review, which summarizes unit content, and Assessment, to determine student understanding. Mathematics texts contain a Glossary of Common Terms to help students with the language of math. Achieving TABE Success in Reading . . . Readersare coordinated with their respective Reading workbooks, to strengthen skills by applying examples and questions that are pertinent to the skill covered in the workbook. Text/TABE Level Content Level Level E 2. 0 - 3. 9 Level M 4. 0 - 5. 9 Level D 6. 0 - 8. 9 Level A 9. 0 - 12. 9

Achingly Alice

by Naylor

Alice has decided she needs priorities in her life -- and the first is to get her favorite teacher, Miss Summers, to marry her father. The only problem is that the vice principal, Mr. Sorringer, wants to marry Miss Summers too, and Miss Summers seems to be having trouble making up her mind. How can someone be in love with two people at the same time? It doesn't make sense to Alice -- until Sam, her friend from Camera Club, starts to pay attention to her. Sam is quiet and gentle, and a terrific dancer -- Alice likes being with him. But Alice has been Patrick's girlfriend for almost two years -- so why is she interested in another guy?

Achingly Alice (Alice McKinley #10)

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Alice has decided she needs priorities in her life -- and the first is to get her favorite teacher, Miss Summers, to marry her father. The only problem is that the vice principal, Mr. Sorringer, wants to marry Miss Summers too, and Miss Summers seems to be having trouble making up her mind. How can someone be in love with two people at the same time? It doesn't make sense to Alice -- until Sam, her friend from Camera Club, starts to pay attention to her. Sam is quiet and gentle, and a terrific dancer -- Alice likes being with him. But Alice has been Patrick's girlfriend for almost two years -- so why is she interested in another guy?

ACID

by Emma Pass

The year is 2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID--the most brutal controlling police force in history--rule supreme. No throwaway comment or whispered dissent goes unnoticed--or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a horrendous crime she struggles to remember. But Jenna's violent prison time has taught her how to survive by any means necessary. When a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed, and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID, and try to uncover the truth about what really happened on that terrible night two years ago. They have taken her life, her freedom, and her true memories away from her. How can she reclaim anything when she doesn't know who to trust?Strong, gritty writing, irresistible psychological suspense, and action consume the novel as Jenna struggles to survive against the all-controlling ACID. Seriously sinister stuff.

Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies

by Julie Wilkinson

Restore your pH balance and live a healthier lifeOur caveman ancestors followed a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and legumes, but with time and the advent of agriculture, our diets changed drastically to include grains, dairy products, salt, and large quantities of meat. These new foods altered the level of acid in our diets, disrupting our ideal pH balance and increasing the loss of essential minerals, making us more prone to illness.This easy-to-follow guide shows you how a simple change in diet to restore your body's crucial pH balance can help you lose weight, combat aging, and keep you healthy! Acid Alkaline Diet For Dummies covers the gamut of this healthy lifestyle choice, from the symptoms of a high acid diet to the food you should have on hand to implement an acid alkaline diet--and everything in between.Covers food to avoid and food with a high alkaline qualityDiscusses how to lose weight with the acid alkaline dietOffers trusted guidance on how the acid alkaline diet can prevent illnesses like brain disorders, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and many moreIncludes 40+ healthy recipes to help balance your pHAcid Alkaline Diet For Dummies is essential reading for the millions of people with health problems interested in combating illness with a holistic, successful lifestyle change.

Acid Bath

by Nancy Herndon

Elena Jarvis is an officer committed to her duty at the Los Santos, Texas, Department of Crimes Against Persons. Not that anyone is helping her there, not when her ex-husband is in the next room, her boss treats her like a little girl and her partner thinks women shouldn't leave the kitchen. Elena always knew there would be obstacles in her job; she just figured they would come from the criminals. When an erotic poet accuses his ex-wife, Sarah, of trying to murder him with an exploding escargot, Elena has doubts of the reality of the crime. But the more she learns about their nasty divorce, the more she begins to side with Sarah, until she finds the poet's body decaying in a bathtub filled with more than just water. Before the acid eats away all the evidence, Elena must put aside her sympathies for the victimized ex-wife and get down to the bare bones of this murder before someone else becomes the next victim.

Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond

by Martin A. Lee Bruce Shlain

Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain's exhaustively researched and astonishing account -- part of it gleaned from secret government files -- tells how the CIA became obsessed with LSD as an espionage weapon during the early l950s and launched a massive covert research program, in which countless unwitting citizens were used as guinea pigs. Though the CIA was intent on keeping the drug to itself, it ultimately couldn't prevent it from spreading into the popular culture; here LSD had a profound impact and helped spawn a political and social upheaval that changed the face of America.

Acid Rock (Destroyer, #13)

by Warren Murphy Richard Sapir

The music was loud but not loud enough to drown out the shots directed at the gorgeous redhead on the screaming chaos of the world's biggest rock festival ever. The girl liked to be near singers, the freakier and the more spaced-out the better. Some of them got too close and wound up permanently spaced-out. Reason? Someone wanted to kill the beautiful girl with the long red hair. She was under contract. A large contract - one million dollars. A big bounty, even for her beautiful head. She had to be killed. And quick. Remo and Chiun had other ideas. Their assignment from CURE said protect her at any costs - and thatg meant that someone was going to have to pay a very high price. The stage was set - for music, murder and mayhem.

Acing the ACT

by Elizabeth King

A streamlined prep guide for the ACT featuring concise lessons that will boost scores dramatically by teaching students how the questions are asked and the best strategies for getting to the right answer quickly. In Acing the ACT, internationally renowned tutor Elizabeth King delivers a decade's worth of secret insights for unlocking solutions to the trickiest questions on the ACT. She offers her closely guarded personal tips in stress-free, down-to-earth language that's easy to understand and remember. No matter how you read this pocket guide---cover to cover, or skipping around--these strategies will make your score pop, even if you're already a top scorer. Whether you're studying months ahead, or prepping last-minute, Acing the ACT delivers higher scores, fast. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Acing the Interview

by Tony Beshara

Acing the Interview

Ackamarackus: Julius Lester's Sumptuously Silly Fantastically Funny Fables

by Julius Lester

A bee who falls head-over-heels in love with a bluebird? An eagle who is afraid of heights? An alligator in search of cooler waters in Vermont? Readers of all ages will laugh at these irresistible creatures and their gleefully absurd predicaments, all the while unwittingly gathering wisdom about acceptance, ingenuity, and individuality.

Acne

by F. William Danby

Learn to accurately diagnose, prevent and treat all three acnes using both traditional and novel approaches to understanding the causes and selecting the most effective treatments. Acne vulgaris is an extremely common condition. It is troublesome to manage, often persisting into middle age. Exact causes are becoming clear and include several hormonal stimulants, some triggered by the Western diet, and a pathogen ignored for decades. Acnes rosacea and inversa (hidradenitis suppurativa) are discussed from entirely new viewpoints.Acne: Causes and Practical Management will provide readers at all levels with a practical, well-illustrated approach to fully understanding of these disorders, a faster and more cost-effective management regimen and the rationales for their prevention. In full colour throughout and with over 200 excellent clinical images, key highlights include:Full coverage of all acne presentations - acne vulgaris, acne rosacea and acne inversaAn integrated view of the causes of the varied and overlapping acnesPreventive, novel and curative approaches to treatmentMedical, surgical, dietary and integrated components of managementHighly practical focus on treatment based on emerging pathogenetic conceptsBrought to you by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Acne: Causes and Practical Management willbe an essentialpurchase for the dermatologist.

ACOG Guide to Planning for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond

by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Provides information on fertility, ways to promote health when trying to get pregnant, etc.

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