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This book tells the stories of 54 historical figures with disabilities. From people who were known for their disability like Helen Keller, Stevie Wonder and Heather Whitestone to people who made an impact on the world and not just amongst the disabled community, like FDR, Harriet Tubman and Thomas Edison. In addition to the biographies there are short histories of legislation that changed history for Americans with Disabilities.
The news is shattering: Harrison Sinclair, director of the CIA, has been killed in a car accident. His son-in-law, Ben Ellison--an attorney at an old-line Boston law firm and an ex agent himself--instantly hears rumors ... of sinister forces within the Agency ... of a possible assassination ... and that Harrison Sinclair may have been a traitor--or the Agency's last honest man.... The hunt for the truth will rush Ben headlong into a web of conspiracy beyond his control, where he is compelled by an artful, inescapable maneuver back into the employ of the CIA, and lured into a top-secret espionage project in telepathic ability that will endow him with "extraordinary powers".... From Rome to Zurich, through Germany and Paris, the chase will bring Ben face-to-face with his past and culminate in a crowded Washington hearing room where, behind high security barriers, a Senate investigating committee is about to call its secret witness ... as an assassin prepares to strike. Here, finally, with only seconds to act, Ben Ellison must call upon his extraordinary powers to stop a killer--or die trying.... "
Turn any Relationship into an Extraordinary Relationship "A refreshing alternative to common self-help approaches. " -Michael E. Kerr, M. D. , Director, Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D. C. and coauthor with Dr. Murray Bowen of Family Evaluation After food, water, and shelter, relationships are the most important factors in determining your quality of life. At work, productivity and efficiency depend on relationships. At home, relationships with your spouse, children, and friends are keys to success and happiness. And among nations, relationships start and stop wars. This invaluable guide shows that only by further developing yourself can you further develop your relationships. Based on the innovative family systems theory pioneered by the late Dr. Murray Bowen, this important and penetrating book offers practical and authoritative family therapy advice that has helped thousands of people throughout the last three decades. It's a blueprint to better relationships that tells how the principles of family systems theory can be used in all arenas of your life, including intimate relationships, friendships, family relationships, single life, workplace relationships, international relationships, and your relationship with yourself. "A perfect and unpretentious primer of family relationships . . . a relief to read. " -Dr. Walter Toman, Professor Emeritus, Erlangen-N8rnberg University, Germany, and author of Family Constellation
On the streets of a democratic Russia, espionage, civil war and Mafiya control dominate a new kind of battlefield. Bolan's mission: locate, extract and deliver a ruthless Russian arms dealer to a transport team ready to take him back to the United States to stand trial. But the Russian made friends in high places-CIA, FBI, KGB-during his career as both a player and a pawn. With compromising leaks high up in counterintelligence circles, and a hard force of specialized handlers keeping him alive and doing deals with rogue nations, the arms merchant is a hard man to get to, much less take alive. Bolan doesn't get hung up on odds, risk or the roll of the dice. He's focused on a mission gone sour in hostile territory-and his personal commitment to finishing by any means necessary.
The master of science fiction speculates about life on other planets..."Intriguing"--Publishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.
Extravagant Strangers is renowned author Caryl Phillips's very personal response to the popular idea that "outsiders" in Britain are currently reinvigorating the literary canon. Phillips shows that in fact English literature has never been homogenous: it has been shaped and influenced by outsiders for at least two hundred years. Included in Extravagant Strangers are slave writers, such as Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho; Britons born in the colonies, such as Thackeray, Kipling, and Orwell; "subject writers", such as C. L. R. James and V. S. Naipaul; and "postcolonial" observers of Britain, such as Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Timothy Mo, and Anita Desai. With this eloquent and often inspiring collection, Caryl Phillips proves, if proof be needed, that the greatest literature is often born out of irreconcilable tensions between a writer and his or her society.
STONY MANThe selfless determination to make the world a safer place and the ability to take the battle to the enemy anywhere around the globe is what separates the warriors of Stony Man from any other tactical defense team. A covert force that answers only to the Oval Office, Stony Man recruits the best-people ready, willing and able to use their combat skills and risk their lives to stop the predators in their drive for power.EXTREME FORCEStony Man has played hard and dirty against the Fascist regimes and death squads of Central America who employ wholesale slaughter to claim supreme power across the region. Now a mysterious enemy is using stunning new technology to turn El Salvador into a bastion of Fascism. Tipping the scales against the most seasoned fighting men on the planet is an army of seemingly invincible killers and a platoon of unstoppable armored vehicles, now on a rampage across the country in an orgy of destruction.
Twenty whole chickens bathed in garlic on a rig that resembles a cast-iron satellite dish...this is Extreme Barbecue, a tribute to the derring-do behind the craziest grilling contraptions in the country. Through in-depth profiles, outrageous photographs, and nearly 100 personal recipes, this unique cookbook exalts in unprecedented cooking techniques and junkyard serendipityfrom the Zen-like simplicity of a tin can on two heated flat stones to the awesome two-story mobile smoker complete with winding staircase. Whether it's a front-end loader serving as a grilling rig in Kansas City or a 4,500-pound mobile bread baker in Portland, Oregon, this is BBQ like you've never seen--or tasted--before.
Children's biographies of the current extreme sports players.
Maeve Branch is neck-deep in embarrassment. Her husband disappeared with millions in embezzled funds and she discovered he'd been cheating on her for years! Now Maeve is broke and brokenhearted--shutting out everything except her family, her twin sons' NASCAR careers and her beloved animal shelter. Oil tycoon Chuck Lawrence can hardly believe that the lovely woman volunteering at the shelter is the socialite the tabloids can't stop talking about. His code of honor demands that he help her, but while he advises Maeve on her financial affairs and she introduces him to the world of NASCAR, he begins to wonder if he can teach her to trust a man again--and let him into her heart. . . .
ATAC BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: To find the mastermind behind a possible attack at the Big Air Games. LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Top extreme athletes in the country. Thousands of spectators. SUSPECTS: There may be a group of extremists working together. There may be just one.
One Taste Of Danger Skinny-dipping in a strangers pool--its as close to reckless as good girl Becca Cattrell has ever been. But the house Becca picked for her midnight swim just changed owners. And her harmless escapade has landed her at the mercy of a brutal, terrifying organization wholl make sure she doesnt live to tell a soul. Can Cost You The most gorgeous woman Nick Ward has ever laid eyes on is also the worst luck hes ever had. Beccas presence at this top-secret meeting place wont just destroy the undercover operation hes been working on, its liable to get them both killed. But to his surprise, Becca isnt running away--from the danger or from him. . . Everything Becca knows she should be scared. Instead, shes discovering just how fearless she can be when innocent lives are at stake and white-hot desire is running through her veins. And shell need every ounce of that courage as she and Nick face off against an enemy more powerful and more ruthless than she could ever imagine. . . Praise for Shannon McKenna and her novels. . . "Highly creative. . . erotic sex and constant danger. " --Romantic Times on Hot Night (4 ½ starred review and a Top Pick) "Super-sexy suspense! Shannon McKenna does it again. " --Cherry Adair
At forty, Steve Decker is one of America's most accomplished anti-terrorist operatives. Then a bungled covert operation kills twenty-three people in Rome and leaves Decker shouldering the blame. Embittered by the fiasco, he retires to the mountains of New Mexico and there meets an extraordinary woman named Beth Dwyer. She changes his life. Suddenly Decker has the very things he had lived so long without: a beautiful, brilliant woman he longs to marry and a future that could include children. But when a terrifying assault rips his world apart, Beth disappears - leaving an agonizing mystery in her wake. Who is this woman he loved so completely, almost to the point of obsession? Is she still alive? Was she captured by Decker's enemies or her own? Did she love him or use him - possibly as bait in some sinister plan? Reaching back into his shadowy past, Decker discovers that two malicious - and diametrically opposed - forces have been stalking him. To stay alive, Decker must use all his carefully honed skills, stay one step ahead of his murderous enemies, and pray that luck is on his side as he moves from hunter to hunted, from the deserts of Santa Fe to the streets of New York City. For Decker the stakes couldn't be higher: Beth's life, Beth's love, and, most of all, the truth.
Pat says though the vision of one person can change the world, no one can carry out a vision alone. Extreme dreams depend on teams, and lack of teamwork is often how big dreams go unrealized. Using examples and anecdotes from history and contemporary life, Pat shows how the greatest world-changing events came to be as the result of the passion of single individuals. In each case, a team was assembled with people equipped in the various areas needed to bring the vision to pass. Pat addresses team assembly, dynamics, and pitfalls to give readers guidance they can immediately apply to their own circumstances. Everyone is looking for ways to be more successful in life. Pat Williams serves up a book packed with practical help to get readers where they want to be.
Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth. These phenomena are often highly destructive, and include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, climate change,, and weather. Early warning, damage, and the immediate response of human populations to these phenomena are also covered from the point of view of complexity and nonlinear systems. In 61 authoritative, state-of-the art articles, world experts in each field apply such tools and concepts as fractals, cellular automata, solitons game theory, network theory, and statistical physics to an understanding of these complex geophysical phenomena.
Actor and passionate fisherman Robson Green is on a mission to discover the weird, the wonderful and the way-off-limits of the angling world. Working alongside some of the finest in their field, his exhilarating adventure series Extreme Fishing with Robson Green takes him to the greatest fishing destinations ever seen. Chasing the most elusive and terrifying creatures on the planet, learning new tricks, hearing old stories and eating pretty much everything he catches. It's all here, from island hopping in Canada, ice fishing in Alaska, singing with the Maori in New Zealand to facing crocodiles and octopuses in Australia, hunting for the elusive Striped Bass in North America and struggling with the Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand. Complete with exclusive material, such as top locations, best and worst catches and extreme fishing tips, this frank, funny and inspiring book charts Robson's extraordinary adventures around the world, and reminds us to live life more boldly and have fun along the way.
Mack Bolan is sent to Brazil to find and eliminate a major illegal arms smuggling operation. His quest takes him from the streets of Rio de Janeiro to the very heart of the Brazilian jungle. Violence. 191th novel in the
Defending the enemy It was supposed to be an open-and-shut case against a high-ranking mobster on trial for conspiring to aid Middle Eastern terrorists in a series of brutal attacks against the U. S. But the so-called "last don" of New York City is likely to be acquitted when mercenary hit teams kill every prosecution witness except one. Gilbert Favor is a retired money mover now living in Costa Rica, and is the government's last hope. Mack Bolan's mission is to track Favor and return him Stateside. But the money-laundering specialist is less than willing to come forward. The gunmen tracking him want silence by way of a bullet. The Executioner must deliver the witness alive, no matter what the cost.
Living the low-carb lifestyle doesn't have to be difficult. It's all about making smart choices. So how can you still enjoy lunch out with coworkers, stave off the afternoon carb cravings, and find the time to make low-carb meals that taste great? Extreme Lo-Carb Meals to Go offers dozens of tasty meal solutions and low-carb lifestyle tips that will get you through your hectic day. This practical cookbook provides you with answers to all the lifestyle challenges you face every day, including: Are there any smart high-protein breakfast options besides bacon and eggs? Should I eat low-carb energy bars? What's a quick, filling lunch I can bring to work? Is there a way to "snack smart" while low-carb dieting? What easy to prepare low-carb dinner options will the kids actually eat and enjoy? Featuring 150 fantastic make-ahead meals, such as Sausage and Cheese Muffins, Very Veggie Wraps, and Mocha Cheesecake, Extreme Lo-Carb Meals to Go is the perfect way for you to say hello to time - and goodbye to carbs!
Harvard's AMP (Advanced Management Program) is a ten-week boot camp (six days a week, fourteen hours a day) whose origins are rooted in World War II. During the outset of the war, the then dean of Harvard Business School introduced a regimen to best utilize the capacities of the business and industrial sector to serve the extraordinary demands of a war-time economy. Now, more than fifty years later, the program focuses on teaching how to thrive in the highly competitive and combative global marketplace. Readers will be ushered into the inner sanctum of AMP and learn how to adapt such management principles as: * Creating a sustainable competitive advantage; * Managing for a world of changes yet to come; * Establishing enduring brand and corporate positioning; * Negotiating global transactions; * Mastering conflict in the global arena; * And much more.
Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules.But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague--he will be their next victim.From the Paperback edition.
In the newest devastatingly intense thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, his deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated -- and as lethal -- as they come. Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, dominate the imagination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders. Now, Rapp and his protégé, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America. Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years -- first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp -- is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgement of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives. But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes. Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.
As the daughter of notorious rock manager Don Arden, Sharon Osbourne's childhood was an unruly mix of glamour and violence. In her late 20s, Sharon finally made the painful decision to break with her family. Always irrepressible, Sharon flourished, creating a loving family of her own while becoming a legendary manager and rock band promoter. In rock star Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon found her soul mate, yet Ozzy's drug and drink-fuelled excesses, which culminated in his attempt to strangle her, made their marriage a white knuckle ride from the start; only her devotion to their three children gave her the will to survive. From the tremendous highs of the hit show The Osbournes to the lows of Ozzy's near-fatal quad-bike accident and her own bout with colon cancer, Sharon's tenacity, honesty, and humour have triumphed again and again.
Most matter in the Universe, from the deep interior of planets to the core of stars, is at high temperature or high pressure compared to the matter of our ordinary experience. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the basic physical theory on matter at such extreme conditions and the mathematical modeling techniques involved in numerical simulations of its properties and behavior. Focusing on computational modeling, the book discusses topics such as the basic properties of dense plasmas; ionization physics; the physical mechanisms by which laser light is absorbed in matter; radiation transport in matter; the basics of hydrodynamics and shock-wave formation and propagation; and numerical simulation of radiation-hydrodynamics phenomenology. End-of-chapter exercises allow the reader to test their understanding of the material and introduce additional physics, making this an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students in this broad and interdisciplinary area of physics.
Today, when bomb-throwing madmen rule tnations and crime cartels strangle the globe, justice demands extreme measures. For twenty years, ex-CIA agent John Barrone fought his country's dirty back-alley wars. Now, he spearheads a secret strike force of elite law enforcement and intelligence professionals on a seek-and-destroy mission against the nation's sworn enemies. CODE NAME: EXTREME PREJUDICE South American druglord Pablo Bustamente already pollutes the streets of the United States with his poisonous product. But now he's decided that the U.S. needs to be taught a lesson in humility. So he cuts a deal with foreign extremists--they supply him with heroin, and he'll help carry out acts of terror against the Americans. To stop the chaos, Barrone and his team are tapped to infiltrate the drugs-for-death deal and put down Bustamente and his new allies--permanently...
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