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New York Times Bestselling Author of I Am Legend When a mysterious imposter steals his identity and life, mathematician Chris Barton is suddenly thrust into a whirlwind of danger and intrigue. Overnight, without warning or explanation, people he has never met are trying to kill him-not even his own sister recognizes him. On the run, from California to London to Paris and beyond, vicious assassins pursue Chris while cryptic messages lead him on a wild, danger-filled chase around the world. Full of twists and surprises, this is the story of an ordinary man driven to the breaking point in a high tension game of deceit and betrayal where there are no rules, nothing is as it seems, and it is always . . . 7 Steps to Midnight.
Where is your hard earned money? Whether you have a savings or checking account, a 401(k), an IRA, a college fund, or dollars stuffed under the mattress, you are an investor. But you are losing every day that you sit back and let others make decisions about your money. You worked hard for it, and it's your responsibility to make it work for you. If you don't invest smartly, your very financial future is in jeopardy. But smart investing is not nearly as difficult or complicated as some might lead you to believe. In seven simple yet vital steps Dan Solin, New York Times bestselling author of The Smartest Investment Book You'll Every Read, takes the mystery out of successful investing and shows everyone, no matter what their income or expertise in money matters, how to take control of their financial lives, ignore the "experts", and grow a nest egg. Solin's approach mirrors that of the most successful investors in the world. He ignores the bombast of so many advisors and brokers who over-promise and under-deliver, relying instead on objective, historical, peer-reviewed data. Solin helps you separate fact from hype so that you can make intelligent, responsible investing decisions. And his simple, clear-headed advice shows you exactly how to invest your assets with an easy-to-follow plan that allows you to create and monitor your portfolio in less time than it takes to read the morning paper.
In this fast-paced, sophisticated and hilarious play, a man contemplating suicide on a seventh-storey building ledge confronts the stories of the people who live inside the building. These "seven stories" lead to a charming and surprising ending.Cast of 2 women and 3 men.
Unlock the Fountain of Prosperity Inside You!"I truly believe Jim Rohn is an extraordinary human being whose philosophy can enhance the quality of life for anyone."--Anthony Robbins"Few men are endowed with Jim Rohn's ability to motivate and effect changes in other human beings."--Tom Hopkins"Jim Rohn . . . is one of the most profound thinkers and mind expanding individuals I've ever had a chance to listen to."-- Les Brown"Jim Rohn is a master motivator--he has style, substance, charisma, relevance, charm, and what he says makes a difference . . . The world would be a better place if everyone heard my friend Jim Rohn."--Mark Victor HansenYou don't have to choose between wealth and happiness--they spring from the same fountain of abundance. With this book, you'll discover the seven essential strategies you need for success: ·Unleash the Power of Goals ·Seek Knowledge ·Learn the Miracle of Personal Development ·Control Your Finances ·Master Time ·Surround Yourself with Winners ·Learn the Art of Living Well Author Jim Rohn's philosophy has helped millions change their lives for the better. Find out what it can do for you!
Detached from the world, how are seven psychopaths going to save it?Phoenix is one of the most populated cities in America...but not for long. With a mysterious sickness spreading through the streets, two things are becoming very clear: there's no cure, and it doesn't necessarily kill you.Instead, the so-called "Infecteds" have become a living plague, killing and eating everyone they come into contact with. Chaos is spreading, and no one is safe.No one, that is, except for a group of psychos.Somehow unaffected by the disease--and with promises of clemency for their monstrous pasts--a group of seven is sent downtown to hopefully find the cause of the disease...and therefore a cure. But when the asylum is the size of a city, it no longer matters who is running things.Not when everyone is running for their lives.The Walking Dead meets The Andromeda Strain in this fast-paced mix of science fiction and horror.
DO YOU WANT A LIFE WITHOUT ADDICTION? Whether you are battling drugs, nicotine, alcohol, food, shopping, sex, or gambling,7 Tools to Beat Addictionis a hands-on, practical guide to overcoming addiction of any kind. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction but do not find that twelve-step or other treatment programs work for you, this book can help. In , internationally recognized expert Dr. Stanton Peele presents a program for addiction recovery based on research and clinical study and grounded in science. His program utilizes proven methods that people actually use to overcome addiction, with or without treatment. 7 Tools to Beat Addictionoffers in-depth, interactive exercises that show you how to outgrow destructive habits by putting together the building blocks for a balanced, fulfilling, responsible life. Dr. Peele's approach is founded on the following tools: *Values *Motivation *Rewards *Resources *Support *Maturity *Higher Goals This no-nonsense guide will put you in charge of your own recovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.
There are seven distinct ways of teaching and learning: verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, body/kinesthetic, musical/rhythmic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. In 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children, Barbara Bruce uses these seven learning styles to show you how to meet the various learning needs of each child in your classroom. The 25 Old and New Testament lessons which are included feature warm-up exercises, scripture readings, activities, and options for tailoring the lesson to all your students' individual learning needs. Practical advice for discovering each child's learning preferences, reproducible patterns and handouts, and a teacher training session are also included. The Bible story lessons can be used independently or with existing class curriculum.
Seven Ways to Build a Better You, based on Sheri Rose Shepherd's popular video series, is for people who are ready to break out of the mindset of mediocrity and enter into a spirit of excellence -- emotionally, physically, relationally, and spiritually. Seven chapters, with seven life lessons in each chapter, provide tools to build a foundation for life that's grounded in God's master plan. Sheri Rose mixes in humor and heartwarming stories to motivate the reader to excellence in every area of life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In the facilitator's guide for the exciting new video series, Sheri Rose Shepherd uses humor, heartwarming stories, and God's word to teach emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual excellence. In just seven weekly sessions, participants discover how to get out of the mindset of mediocrity and enter into spirit of excellence. The Seven Ways series is fun, motivating, inspiring, and easy to apply to everyday life.
BUILD MASSIVE MUSCLESFollow the day-by-day plan in this book and you will finally achieve the body you've always wanted. Packed with clear charts and helpful photos, this book has everything you need to bulk up:*Easy-to-follow workouts*Step-by-step lifting instructions*Meal plan for maximum muscle growthThe 7 Weeks to 10 Pounds of Muscle program takes less than 2 hours per week and requires just three simple ingredients: a can-do spirit, a carefully crafted exercise routine and a solid nutritional regimen. Offering field-tested programs and delicious muscle-building recipes, 7 Weeks to 10 Pounds of Muscle shows how quickly you can get strong and sculpted.
"As a symbol of health and wellness, nothing surpasses the simple push-up. It tests the whole body, engaging muscle groups in the arms, chest, abdomen, hips and legs." -The New York TimesIf you're ready to massively increase your strength, follow the 7-week program in this book and you'll soon be able to complete 100 consecutive push-ups! You'll also transform your fitness, look great and feel even better as you sculpt every muscle from your neck down to your calves.Offering several custom-designed, day-by-day plans, this book has something for everyone: from beginners embarking on a new workout regimen to athletes looking to enhance their strength training program.Unleashing the power of the ultimate strength exercise 7 Weeks to 100 Push-Ups includes: Instruction on how to do a perfect push-up Muscle-by-muscle breakdown of strength-building Challenging push-up variations
"Learning the ins and outs of triathlon can be daunting, but 7 Weeks to a Triathlon is the perfect tool to prepare yourself for the sport whether you are a newbie or a professional. Excellent!" -Desiree Ficker, Professional TriathleteBECOME A TRIATHLETE IN JUST 7 WEEKSFollow the 7-week programs in this book, and you'll quickly gain the strength and stamina needed to complete any triathlon-sprint, standard, Olympic and even Ironman challenges.Packed with clear charts and helpful photos, 7 Weeks to a Triathlon has everything you need to know about the ultimate endurance challenge: Easy-to-follow progressive training programs Pro tips for each discipline-swim, bike, run Triathlon-specific cross-training techniques Motivational advice on pushing harder and crushing your race goalOffering field-tested, day-by-day programs and a comprehensive description of how to get through race day, this book has something for everyone, from beginners getting started in the sport to seasoned triathletes looking to take their training to the next level.
Actor and comedian Billy Crystal has forged a highly successful career by portraying other people in movies like When Harry Met Sally...and City Slickers. But in 700 Sundays, a memoir based on his one-man Broadway play of the same name, Crystal tells his own story, dissecting an often complex relationship with his father and how that relationship resonated in other aspects of his life. His father, Jack Crystal was an influential jazz concert promoter and operated an influential jazz record label, affording his son an opportunity to tell stories of being taken to his first movie by Billie Holliday and seeing his grandmother suggest that Louis Armstrong simply "try coughing it up." But Jack died when his son was fifteen years old, soon after a forever-unresolved argument between the two, leaving Billy to cope with crushing grief while simultaneously and perhaps ironically trying to launch a career in comedy. This lends 700 Sundays much needed gravity in a volume that is packed with zingy one-liners and whimsical observations that serve to illustrate the comedy career Crystal forged, while also providing some decent laughs. Interestingly, there is very little reference to the better known accomplishments of Crystal's Hollywood career as the author chooses to focus instead on the seemingly mundane but highly entertaining aspects of his Long Island roots. Though 700 Sundays (the name comes from Crystal's estimation of how many Sundays he got to spend with his father) is packaged here in book form, it reads like a piece of theater and, more specifically, like a selection of memories about a father, lovingly and touchingly re-told by his loving son. --John Moe
Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old and had diabetes and heart disease. Thanks in equal parts to shame and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years. All that changed after her sister gave her a computer. Nancy ignored it for months, until finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace. And there, in a chat room, she found the friendliness, the support, and even the love she'd been missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up; people treated her with the same respect accorded to everybody else. Thanks to these emotional connections, Nancy's life was transformed. She followed no diet plan - no pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient, and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds. A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek, and deadly serious story, Nancy's tale is one of redemption, and of reevaluating her worth.
Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own again. Fed up with the bureaucracy and determined to save her daughter by any means necessary, Keri signs on for an illegal intervention known as The Program, launching them both on a terrifying journey.
Tanner Mackay and Niall Sutherland were once far more than just fellow intelligence agents. But then a mission went horribly wrong and everything fell apart, sending Tanner into hiding and splitting the team and their affair wide apart. Now an unknown traitor is threatening the team, and their ex-boss is determined to reunite them before it's too late. She finds Tanner in a run-down trailer park, bringing with her a most unwelcome refugee in need of temporary sanctuary: Niall, the man he thought he'd never have to face again. The man he's sure feels exactly the same in return. Trapped in a situation that's both claustrophobic and highly dangerous, Tanner and Niall will have to revisit their past and reconsider their perceptions, their loyalties--and their desires--in order to survive, let alone forge a future together.
After being taken hostage, Kate Hamilton had faced her share of pain and confusion. But it was nothing compared to learning undercover agent Parker McCall had come to her rescue. This secretive man with whom she'd once spent long days and hot nights was plotting their escape and telling her to trust him if she wanted to get out alive. His skills when it came to securing her safety were impressive. . . and incredibly sexy to watch. The closer they got to freedom, the more dangerous the situation became. Which only seemed to heighten the attraction from which there would never be any escape. . .
The power of The 72 Names of God operates strictly on a soul level, not a physical one. It's about spirituality, not religiosity. Instead of being limited by the differences that divide people, the wisdom of the Names transcends humanity's age-old quarrels and belief systems to deal with one common bond that unifies all people and nations as one - the human soul.
Dear Reader,I'm living a life I couldn't even havedreamedof a few years ago. I'm married to Bobby Polgar now (you know, the famous chess champion who just happens to be the man I love!). And we've got this beautiful house with a view of Puget Sound. Lately something's been worrying Bobby, though. When I asked, he said he was 'protecting his queen' and I got the oddest feeling he wasn't talking about chess but aboutme. He wouldn't say anything else. Do you remember Get Nailed, the beauty salon in Cedar Cove? I still work there. I'll tell you about my friend Rachel, who's got two men interested in her (count 'em,two). And I'll let you in on what I've heard about Linnette McAfee, who left town when her love life fell apart. (Thatkind of trouble I know all about. ) Come in soon for a manicure and a chat, okay?Teri ( Miller) Polgar
For seventy-five years, it's been Manhattan's richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16. To this day, it is steeped in the purest luxury, the kind most of us could only imagine, until now. The last great building to go up along New York's Gold Coast, construction on 740 Park finished in 1930. Since then, 740 has been home to an ever-evolving cadre of our wealthiest and most powerful families, some of America's (and the world's) oldest money--the kind attached to names like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Bouvier, Chrysler, Niarchos, Houghton, and Harkness--and some whose names evoke the excesses of today's monied elite: Kravis, Koch, Bronfman, Perelman, Steinberg, and Schwarzman. All along, the building has housed titans of industry, political power brokers, international royalty, fabulous scam-artists, and even the lowest scoundrels.The book begins with the tumultuous story of the building's construction. Conceived in the bubbling financial, artistic, and social cauldron of 1920's Manhattan, 740 Park rose to its dizzying heights as the stock market plunged in 1929--the building was in dire financial straits before the first apartments were sold. The builders include the architectural genius Rosario Candela, the scheming businessman James T. Lee (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's grandfather), and a raft of financiers, many of whom were little more than white-collar crooks and grand-scale hustlers. Once finished, 740 became a magnet for the richest, oldest families in the country: the Brewsters, descendents of the leader of the Plymouth Colony; the socially-registered Bordens, Hoppins, Scovilles, Thornes, and Schermerhorns; and top executives of the Chase Bank, American Express, and U.S. Rubber. Outside the walls of 740 Park, these were the people shaping America culturally and economically. Within those walls, they were indulging in all of the Seven Deadly Sins. As the social climate evolved throughout the last century, so did 740 Park: after World War II, the building's rulers eased their more restrictive policies and began allowing Jews (though not to this day African Americans) to reside within their hallowed walls. Nowadays, it is full to bursting with new money, people whose fortunes, though freshly-made, are large enough to buy their way in. At its core this book is a social history of the American rich, and how the locus of power and influence has shifted haltingly from old bloodlines to new money. But it's also much more than that: filled with meaty, startling, often tragic stories of the people who lived behind 740's walls, the book gives us an unprecedented access to worlds of wealth, privilege, and extraordinary folly that are usually hidden behind a scrim of money and influence. This is, truly, how the other half--or at least the other one hundredth of one percent--lives.
747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"-the Boeing 747-as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalities-and the tensions-in the aeronautical world.
This is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies"--the Boeing 747--as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the twentieth century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Born in 1921 in Seattle, Sutter grew up on a hilltop overlooking the Boeing plant and flying field. It was a thrilling era of open cockpits, silk scarves, leather helmets, and goggles. After serving in World War 2, Sutter joined Boeing, then a small company, eager to build airplanes. In July 1965, he was asked to lead the large Boeing team designing the new 747. Pan Am wanted a new airliner as quickly as possible. This all-new transport had to be far bigger than anything in service or even on anybody's drawing board. To make it fly, Sutter and his team would have to push far beyond the technological boundaries of the late 1960s. Could it be done? Almost everything about the 747 would be unprecedented. Its cabin would be so wide that it would need two aisles. Its horizontal tail would be bigger than the wings of most airliners ever built. Jet engines big enough to lift it off the ground didn't yet exist. Runways at the world's airports couldn't handle it, and neither could Boeing's factories. They had to erect the world's largest building just to produce it. A truly mammoth undertaking, the 747 became one of the most successful airplane models ever. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge--the 747, came on the market the same year that men first set foot on the moon--and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger-than-life-size personalities and the tensions in the aeronautical world. Ultimately, 747 is an inspiring story of grit and glory.
A collection of seventy-five extensively taught arguments--on national security, technology, marriage, race, economics, the environment, and globalization--is sure to engage students and inspire them to think critically and write well.
Admissions Secrets Colleges Don?t Want You to Know The college admissions process is incredibly important . . . and incredibly confusing. You have probably heard countless "facts" as to what works, what colleges want to see and how to get into competitive colleges. Don?t believe the hype! Following the wrong college application myths can cost you time, money, and most important, the chance to get accepted into the school of your dreams. The 75 Biggest Myths about College Admissions gives you all the answers you need to approach this important journey correctly-busting all the myths students hear and colleges want you to believe. --Colleges are very choosy about who gets in. --You can find all kinds of students on any campus. --Colleges need to charge an application fee. --Colleges have a well-thought-out financial assistance strategy. --Colleges only know what you tell them about you. By exposing the truth and setting you on the right path, The 75 Biggest Myths about College Admissions gives you the edge you need to avoid wrong turns and wasted time and get a few steps ahead in the application process.
Every style of karate, tae kwon do, kung fu, or other martial art includes the down block as part of its kata, or forms. The forms are similar enough that martial artists will recognize them as down blocks, even though the specific block looks different from their own style. Taken together, these blocks make up a "universe of hundreds" of different variations on the basic block75 Down Blocks explores this universe to look for the underlying principles common to all down blocks. AuthorRick Clark examines seventy-five different possible variations on the basic down block - with examples on how to use the down block to defend against twelve kinds of attacks- from wrist grabs and punches to kicks and attacks with a stick.