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Her orders had come straight from the Pentagon-safeguard Dr. Hawk Lemay at all costs. The renowned expert on nuclear fusion was being targeted by a hired gun because he was on the verge of a breakthrough that could impact the balance of power in the world. Emotional attachments had never interfered with Captain Sarah Fox's sworn duty before, but this bodyguard assignment had its...obstacles. For the strikingly handsome scientist was as determined to protect her as she was to protect him, and Sarah had no ammunition against the brilliant blue gaze that shot straight through her heart. Yet, in the throes of danger, this Delta Force commando would risk it all for love-including facing a firing squad on Hawk's behalf!
First-novelist Miller creates an intense psychological drama narrated by a troubled teen recently acquitted of murder charges. The question "Did Zoe really help best friend Aimee commit suicide?" hangs precariously between the lines of Zoe's journal, where (according to her psychologist) she is to write about her past, "what you felt, what you thought, what was important to you." Zoe pointedly avoids discussing the fateful night of Aimee's death, but she candidly describes her present emotions. She openly expresses her scorn for therapists, her resentment of her mother, her longing to see old friends (whom she is forbidden to contact) and her avoidance of a girl at her new school (the girl flirts with death the same way Aimee did). Tension mounts as Zoe edges ever closer to the truth about Aimee's death, but details remain below the surface until the cathartic climax, when Zoe finally recaps the horrific chain of events and must determine whether or not the tragedy could have been prevented. While the premise involves extremes of behavior, readers will readily recognize the feelings and conflicts that fuel this engrossing novel. Investigating the tensions between teens and the adults in their lives, the author raises hard-hitting questions that resound all the more powerfully for her refusal to simplify the answers.
A real-life love story between two women, one of them a Jew living illegally on the streets during WWII.
During the years between the two world wars, Aimee Semple McPherson was the most flamboyant and controversial minister in the United States. She built an enormously successful and innovative megachurch, established a mass media empire, and produced spellbinding theatrical sermons that rivaled Tinseltown's spectacular shows. As McPherson's power grew, she moved beyond religion into the realm of politics, launching a national crusade to fight the teaching of evolution in the schools, defend Prohibition, and resurrect what she believed was the United States' Christian heritage. Convinced that the antichrist was working to destroy the nation's Protestant foundations, she and her allies saw themselves as a besieged minority called by God to join the "old time religion" to American patriotism. Matthew Sutton's definitive study of Aimee Semple McPherson reveals the woman, most often remembered as the hypocritical vamp in Sinclair Lewis's Elmer Gantry, as a trail-blazing pioneer. Her life marked the beginning of Pentecostalism's advance from the margins of Protestantism to the mainstream of American culture. Indeed, from her location in Hollywood, McPherson's integration of politics with faith set precedents for the religious right, while her celebrity status, use of spectacle, and mass media savvy came to define modern evangelicalism.
"Billy Collins puts the 'fun' back in 'profundity.' "--Alice FultonFrom the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with selections from four previous books--Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins's unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins's poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet's own words, he hopes that his poems "begin in Kansas and end in Oz." Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this "poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace" (The New Yorker).Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don't bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can.Praise for Aimless Love"America's favorite poet."--The Wall Street Journal "[Billy Collins's] poetry presents simple observations, which create a shared experience between [him] and his readers, while further revealing how he takes life's everyday humdrum experiences and makes them vibrant. While Collins's previous collections have already validated his brilliance and staying power as a poet, he continues to reveal an ever-growing maturity."--The Times Leader"In selections from his four most recent collections . . . and fifty-one glimmering new poems, former poet laureate and reader favorite Collins, the maestro of the running-brook line and the clever pivot, celebrates the resonance and absurdity of what might be called the poet's attention-surfeit disorder. . . . But Collins' droll wit is often a diversionary tactic, so that when he strikes you with the hard edge of his darker visions, you reel."--BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.
Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.
Barking. Biting. Piddling. Digging. Dogs are wonderful companions, but they can also be challenging housemates. Dr. Gary Sampson has a message for owners: it's not the dog's fault. It's yours. He helps owners understand why their animal is acting - or reacting - in a certain way and explains how to change that behavior for the better. Using real-life examples from his practice, Sampson proves it's possible to convert that howling devil into an angel.
Mitch Cochran had been kept from enjoying life to its fullest, but he's now ready foralllove has to offer. He wants much more than just a casual encounter, though. He's looking for love, and Kay Sanders is the real thing. But when he learns she's a sex ed teacher, Mitch worries that he'll be unable to live up to the expectations of this very passionate woman. Kay can tell Mitch is hiding something, and the less he volunteers about his past, the more intrigued she becomes. Despite kisses that could tempt Kay to go against her own rule of no sex without commitment, Mitch ends each date like the perfect gentleman. Kay soon realizes that if she wants to move their budding relationship to the next level, she's going to have to take matters into her own hands. . . Previously published.
A modern woman and a god from ancient legend? Surely an epic love mismatch...or maybe it's the "myth match" of the century? The irrepressible Katie MacAlister brings us heroes who are more than mere mortals in two sparkling new novellas of the Otherworld. STAG PARTY Dane Hearne -- also known as the Irish fertility god Cernunnos -- must choose a bride quickly. His long-time goddess has run off with a salsa dancer, and Dane must be married by Beltane, just a week away, or become a mortal -- and die. When he meets American travel writer Megan St. Clair, he knows he's found his soul mate. But while Dane is a sexy Irish hunk with his fair share of blarney, can he convince Megan to marry him in just one week? NORSE TRULY Alrik Sigurdsson is cursed to sail his Viking ship along the same stretch of Scandinavian coastline forever. So when lovely American Brynna Lund skids her car off the road into the ocean, he and his men are happy for the diversion of rescuing her. Then Alrik discovers that Brynna is the only woman who can break the curse. Is it any wonder that he's determined to keep her...forever?
This classic text addresses one of the most important issues in modern social theory and policy: how social inequality is reproduced from one generation to the next. With the original 1987 publication of Ain't No Makin' It Jay MacLeod brought us to the Clarendon Heights housing project where we met the "Brothers" and the "Hallway Hangers." Their story of poverty, race, and defeatism moved readers and challenged ethnic stereotypes. MacLeod's return eight years later, and the resulting 1995 revision, revealed little improvement in the lives of these men as they struggled in the labor market and crime-ridden underground economy. The third edition of this classic ethnography of social reproduction brings the story of inequality and social mobility into today's dialogue. Now fully updated with thirteen new interviews from the original Hallway Hangers and Brothers, as well as new theoretical analysis and comparison to the original conclusions, Ain't No Makin' It remains an admired and invaluable text. Contents Part One: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers as Teenagers 1. Social Immobility in the Land of Opportunity 2. Social Reproduction in Theoretical Perspective 3. Teenagers in Clarendon Heights: The Hallway Hangers and the Brothers 4. The Influence of the Family 5. The World of Work: Aspirations of the Hangers and Brothers 6. School: Preparing for the Competition 7. Leveled Aspirations: Social Reproduction Takes Its Toll 8. Reproduction Theory Reconsidered Part Two: Eight Years Later: Low Income, Low Outcome 9. The Hallway Hangers: Dealing in Despair 10. The Brothers: Dreams Deferred 11. Conclusion: Outclassed and Outcast(e) Part Three: Ain't No Makin' It? 12. The Hallway Hangers: Fighting for a Foothold at Forty 13. The Brothers: Barely Making It 14. Making Sense of the Stories, by Katherine McClelland and David Karen
Garvin Daniels is a sassy, bright, self-absorbed D.C. lawyer with her eyes on a partnership. There's just one problem-Meemaw, her seventy-something grandmother! Meemaw has been transformed. She's suddenly a slimmed-down, silver-haired fox with a new attitude. And all fingers are pointing at a much younger retired pro football player, GoGo Walker, who cruises into Meemaw's small rural town with a red sports car and a reputation for womanizing. Eyes are watching and gossip is flying-especially at Big Esther's Beauty Shop. When Garvin discovers her grandmother's radical emancipation-and the man who's leading the charge-she hits the road for her North Carolina home, determined to help Meemaw get it together before she goes too far...
Ain't She Sweet? Not exactly . . . The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But fifteen years have passed, and life has taught Sugar Beth its toughest lessons. Now she's come home-broke, desperate, and too proud to show it. The people of Parrish don't believe in forgive and forget. When the Seawillows, Sugar Beth's former girlfriends, get the chance to turn the tables on her, they don't hesitate. And Winnie Davis, Sugar Beth's most bitter enemy, intends to humiliate her in the worst possible way. Then there's Colin Byrne. . . . Fifteen years earlier, Sugar Beth had tried to ruin his career. Now he's rich, powerful, and the owner of her old home. Even worse, this modern-day dark prince is planning exactly the sort of revenge best designed to bring a beautiful princess to her knees. But none of them have reckoned on the unexpected strength of a woman who's learned survival the hard way. While Sugar Beth's battered heart struggles to overcome old mistakes, Colin must choose between payback and love. Does the baddest girl in town deserve a second chance, or are some things beyond forgiving? Ain't She Sweet? is a story of courage and redemption. . . of friendship and laughter. . . of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after.
From the book's back cover: Mae is the only connection her neighbors have to the culture of a wider world beyond the fields and simple houses of their village. A new communications technology is sweeping the world and promises to connect everyone, everywhere, without power lines, computers, or machines. This technology is Air. An initial testing of Air goes disastrously wrong and people are killed from the shock. Not to be stopped, Air is arriving with or without the blessing of Mae's village. Mae is the only one who knows how to harness Air and ready her people for its arrival, but will they listen before it's too late? This book uses unusual names and ways of addressing people to indicate the foreign-ness of the culture. It also has missing words due either to poor copy-editing, or maybe to make the grammar look foreign.
Discover the Flexibility to Teach Science Your Way!. "Glencoe Science: The Air Around You," a module in the Glencoe Science 15 book series, provides students with accurate and comprehensive coverage of middle school National Science Education Standards. Concepts are explained in a clear, concise manner, and are integrated with a wide range of hands-on experiences, critical thinking opportunities, real-world applications, and connections to other sciences and to non-science areas of the curriculum. Co-authored by National Geographic, unparalleled graphics reinforce key concepts. A broad array of print and technology resources help differentiate and accommodate all learners. The modular approach allows you to mix and match books to meet your specific curriculum needs.
In military circles it's known as Air Battle Force -- an air combat unit of the future, under the command of aerial warfare expert Major General Patrick McLanahan, capable of launching stealthy, precision-guided firepower to anywhere on the globe within hours. And now McLanahan and his warriors have their first target. Driven from Afghanistan, the parasitic forces of the deposed Taliban regime have decided to feed on a new host -- an isolated, oil-rich Central Asian neighbor that's ripe for the conquering. The battle for control of the world's largest oil deposits has begun, with unsteady alliances forming and opposing forces set to collide. And now a handful of American commandos half a world away, aided by McLanahan's unproven robotic warplanes, will have to triumph against overwhelming numbers in a war that nobody -- including "friendly" forces at home -- wants them to win.
In Air Combat, veteran and military author Robert F. Dorr has collected dozens of interviews from combat veterans who have faced the enemy in the skies above-from the first days of World War II to the current war on terror. Each story offers a firsthand account of what it's like to be in the thick of the fight, describes the history, strengths, and weaknesses of each man's plane in detail, and offers readers a rare glimpse into the minds and hearts of those who dare to fight in the air.
In 1943 the U.S. Army Air Forces created what would become the Air Commandos, a unit that marked a milestone in tactical operations in support of British ground forces invading Burma. William T. Y'Blood tells the story of how these daring American aviators trained and went into combat using unconventional hit-and-run tactics to confuse the enemy and destroy their lines of communication and supply. The force comprised light planes to evacuate wounded, transports to move heavy cargo, fighters, gliders, helicopters, and more than five hundred men. The book describes how this top-secret force successfully attacked the enemy from the air, resupplied British commandos on the ground, and airlifted the wounded out of the battle area--eventually driving the Japanese out of Burma.
In 1939, after ten years as an expatriate, Henry Miller returned to the United States with a keen desire to see what his native land was really like -- to get to the roots of the American nature and experience. He set out on a journey that was to last for three years, visiting many sections of the country and making friends of all descriptions. "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" is the result of that odyssey.
Alex Rutledge strayed from ad agency photo jobs to tropical magazine assignments. He went for extra income in the crime scene business, but now he wants out. He misses his carefree Key West lifestyle. Then his lover, Detective Bobbi Lewis, is on the phone. She asks Alex to document Monroe County's first hanging in thirty years. Within hours he confronts a second murder and an abrasive investigator new to the Keys. He's also reminded that you can't pick your relatives. ... AND "COMES-AROUND" BRINGS NO CLUES. The cops want to think that Alex's brother, Tim, new in town with his shady past, might be a killer. Tim has messed up his life, so Alex doesn't know what to believe. As he digs deeper with photo evidence, Alex finds clues the cops have missed- or covered up. He suspects revenge when he digs up connections to a decades-old unsolved crime. Then, when a third man is found hanged on a dock, Alex knows time is running out for his brother ... and maybe for himself.
It is called the flying White House, the most tightly guarded airborne fortress in the world . . . until now. Terrorists have seized Air Force One thirty thousand feet above the earth.
Children's book about Air Force One, the airplane that the President of the United States uses for transportation.
Four women live an exciting decade of hardship and romance--all for the love of their men and their country. They were married to the men who were married to the air force. ... Tai, the adventurous daughter of a disgraced Air Force officer, pursues a secret dream in a world of crushing reality. Bobby Jo, the base chaplain's sheltered daughter, breaks loose-with devastating results. Shelley, the pampered daughter of a powerful general, shocks her family and herself with her first big decision. And Crystal, frustrated by her father's low rank, takes a ruthless route to the status she has always craved. This is just the beginning of this big, wonderful, delicious novel of four close friends whose personal lives become intimately tied to the military as AIR FORCE WIVES. RUTH WALKER was an Air Force wife who accompanied her husband all over the world. Based on her own experiences and on correspondence with scores of other Air Force wives, she has written a novel that is totally authentic and completely impossible to put down!
Where Do You Worship? Not everyone may frequent the church on the corner, but we each have a place of worship. For some, it's at the office. For others, before the mirror. Still others, on the basketball court. You were created to worship! So you naturally find a place to do it. But to worship anything less than God robs both Him and us. It's at the foot of the cross where we reel, trying to comprehend how a holy God could chase us down with kindness and redeem us from an eternity of futile gods. In this newly revised and refreshed edition of the original The Air I Breathe, you'll find your sense of worship increasing beyond church walls or a Sunday routine. Soon all of life becomes your delighted response to God! Everybody Worships Something What captures your time and attention? We are all worshipers...of something. But are we spending our lives and filling our days with what matters most? Newly revised, The Air I Breathe will awaken you to the reality that worship is more than a service on Sunday. It's every moment reflecting God's glory and grace. "Some of the most inspiring teaching on worship I've ever heard has come from Louie Giglio. This book has inspired me as a worshiper and as a worship leader."-Matt Redman, Author of The Unquenchable Worshipper and The Heart of Worship "It's about time we had a book from Louie Giglio! Read it, and find out why." -Beth Moore, Bestselling author, speaker, and founder of Living Proof Ministries "A message that has sent shock waves through the church." -Andy Stanley , Senior pastor, North Point Community Church "Don't read The Air I Breathe unless you want to reexamine your life to see whom or what you are truly worshiping on a daily basis."--Billy Ray Hearn, Founder of Sparrow RecordsFrom the Hardcover edition.ly worshiping on a daily basis."--Billy Ray Hearn, Founder of Sparrow RecordsFrom the Hardcover edition.