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The Saddle Club has to learn all about driving horses. Stevie has to work with Veronica diAngelo on a special driving team project: teaching their horses to work as a team. How are the horses going to work together if their owners can't?
After more than a decade of working in Hollywood, actress Jayne Amelia Larson found herself out of luck, out of work, and out of prospects. Without telling her friends or family, she took a job as a limousine driver, thinking that the work might be a good way to dig out of debt while meeting A-list celebrities and important movie moguls. When she got hired to drive for the Saudi royal family vacationing in Beverly Hills, Larson thought she'd been handed the golden ticket. She'd heard stories of the Saudis giving $20,000 tips and Rolex watches to their drivers. But when the family arrived at LAX with millions of dollars in cash--money that they planned to spend over the next couple of weeks--Larson realized that she might be in for the ride of her life. With awestruck humor and deep compassion, she describes her eye-opening adventures as the only female in a detail of over forty assigned to drive a beautiful Saudi princess, her family, and their extensive entourage. To be a good chauffeur means to be a "fly on the wall," to never speak unless spoken to, to never ask questions, to allow people to forget that you are there. The nature of the employment--Larson was on call 24 hours a day and 7 days a week--and the fact that she was the only female driver gave her an up close and personal view of one of the most closely guarded monarchies in the world, a culture of great intrigue and contradiction, and of unimaginable wealth. The Saudis traveled large: they brought furniture, Persian rugs, Limoges china, lustrous silver serving trays, and extraordinary coffees and teas from around the world. The family and their entourage stayed at several luxury hotels, occupying whole floors of each (the women housed separately from the Saudi men, whom Larson barely saw). Each day the royal women spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on plastic surgery and mega-shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive. Even the tea setup had its very own hotel room, while the servants were crammed together on rollaway beds in just a few small rooms down the hall. Larson witnessed plenty of drama: hundreds of hours of cosmetic surgery recovery, the purchasing of Hermès Birkin bags of every color, roiling battles among the upper-echelon entourage members all jockeying for a better position in the palace hierarchy, and the total disregard that most of the royal entourage had for their exhausted staff. But Driving the Saudis also reveals how Larson grew to understand the complicated nuances of a society whose strict customs remain intact even across continents. She saw the intimate bond that connected the royals with their servants and nannies; she befriended the young North African servant girls, who supported whole families back home by working night and day for the royals but were not permitted to hold their own passports lest they try to flee. While experiencing a life-changing "behind the veil" glimpse into Saudi culture, Larson ultimately discovers that we're all very much the same everywhere--the forces that corrupt us, make us desperate, and make us human are surprisingly universal.
Driving While Black: Highways, Shopping Malls, Taxicabs, Sidewalks: How to Fight Back If You Are a Victim of Racial Profilingby Kenneth Meeks
A practical handbook for people who want to be safe and do something.Racial profiling does happen. And while cases where victims find themselves looking down the barrel of a policeman's gun make the six o'clock news, dozens of less extreme, yet troubling, examples occur every day. Cabs that whiz by only to be seen stopping for "safer"-looking people just up the block; being asked for multiple pieces of identification when making purchases with credit cards; being followed around a department store by salespeople and security while never being asked if they need any assistance; being detained for hours and extensively searched in an airport or train station--Driving While Black clearly defines the system officially known as CARD (class, age, race, dress) and offers advice about how to handle potentially life-threatening situations with the police, as well as recourse for readers who suspect their civil rights have been denied due to racial profiling.A book written to save lives, Driving While Black is not just for people of color, but for anyone who likes to wear a baseball cap, baggy jeans, sneakers, and a tee shirt and finds they are often treated like a "suspect."From the Trade Paperback edition.
Small wonder that, at nine years old, Monica Holloway develops a fascination with the local funeral home. With a father who drives his Ford pickup with a Kodak movie camera sitting shotgun just in case he sees an accident, and whose home movies feature more footage of disasters than of his children, Monica is primed to become a morbid child. Yet in spite of her father's bouts of violence and abuse, her mother's selfishness and prim denial, and her siblings' personal battles and betrayals, Monica never succumbs to despair. Instead, she forges her own way, thriving at school and becoming fast friends with Julie Kilner, whose father is the town mortician. She and Julie prefer the casket showroom, where they take turns lying in their favorite coffins, to the parks and grassy backyards in her hometown of Elk Grove, Ohio. In time, Monica and Julie get a job driving the company hearse to pick up bodies at the airport, yet even Monica's growing independence can't protect her from her parents' irresponsibility, and from the feeling that she simply does not deserve to be safe. Little does she know, as she finally strikes out on her own, that her parents' biggest betrayal has yet to be revealed. Throughout this remarkable memoir of her dysfunctional, eccentric, and wholly unforgettable family, Monica Holloway's prose shines with humor, clear-eyed grace, and an uncommon sense of resilience. Driving with Dead People is an extraordinary real-life tale with a wonderfully observant and resourceful heroine.
Droits et voix - Rights and Voices: La criminologie à l'Université d'Ottawa - Criminology at the University of Ottawaby Véronique Strimelle Francoise Vanhamme
Cet ouvrage souligne le 40e anniversaire du Département de criminologie de l'Université d'Ottawa, fondé en 1968. On y relate l'histoire du département de ses origines à nos jours en mettant l'accent sur les débats théoriques qui ont influencé son approche critique et autoréflexive de la criminologie. Les articles qui le composent s'inscrivent dans cet ordre d'idée en mettant en question la perspective traditionnelle de la criminologie sur divers sujets, notamment les études policières, la santé mentale, la violence politique, le suicide et la prévention du crime. Droits et voix souligne le rôle primordial que joue l'Université d'Ottawa dans la redéfinition de la criminologie et la promotion du militantisme, de la justice sociale et de la compassion. -- This volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of the University of Ottawa's Department of Criminology, founded in 1968. It relates the history of the department from its origins to today, focusing on the theoretical debates that have influenced its critical and self reflexive approach to criminology. The contributions to this volume continue in that vein by questioning the traditional perspective of criminology on a variety of topics including police studies, mental health, political violence, suicide, and crime prevention. Rights and Voices reveals the significant role that the University of Ottawa has played in redefining criminology to advocate activism, social justice, and compassion.
Volume One is a collection of the following light-hearted stories, imitating the manner of Rabelais and other 16th-century story-tellers:<P> The Fair Imperia,<P> The Venial Sin,<P> How the good man Bruyn took a Wife,<P> How the Seneschal Struggled with his Wife's Modesty,<P> That Which is Only a Venial Sin,<P> How and by Whom the Said Child was Procured,<P> How the Said Love-Sin was Repented of and Led to Great Mourning,<P> The King's Sweetheart,<P> The Devil's Heir,<P> The Merrie Jests of King Louis the Eleventh,<P> The High Constable's Wife,<P> The Maid of Thilouse,<P> The Brother-in-Arms,<P> The Vicar of Azay-Le-Rideau, and<P> The Reproach.<P>
On June 9, 1865, while traveling by train to London with his secret mistress, 53-year-old Charles Dickens--at the height of his powers and popularity, the most famous and successful novelist in the world and perhaps in the history of the world--hurtled into a disaster that changed his life forever. Did Dickens begin living a dark double life after the accident? Were his nightly forays into the worst slums of London and his deepening obsession with corpses, crypts, murder, opium dens, the use of lime pits to dissolve bodies, and a hidden subterranean London mere research ... or something more terrifying? Just as he did in The Terror, Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens's life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens's friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author's last years and may provide the key to Dickens's final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.
DON'T WE ALL harbor the secret wish that we won't have to work for it? That luck--be it a spin of the wheel, a hop of the dice, the right card at the right moment--might just choose to favor us, whether we deserve it or not? That universal desire, along with many others, is played out in the lives of three teens who hope to beat the house, and control their futures. Come meet: * Sanjay, who wants to be much more than the dutiful, hardworking immigrant's son * Kat, who wants enough cash to run as far as she can, from her past and who she's afraid she might become * Jerrica, who thinks she can foresee the cards, and maybe make them be what she needs them to be. Each is irresistibly drawn to gambling's alluring flirt, and to entanglements with each other, and within themselves. Themes of obsession and other risky business fuel the pages of this fast-moving, provocative tale. From the Hardcover edition.
Nobody loses crime boss Bobby Mahoney's money and keeps all his vital organs. Well, white-collar gangster David Blake has just returned from vacation to the news that Mahoney's money has gone missing under his watch. The man who last had the drop has also vanished. David has forty-eight hours to track down the cash ... or face bloody consequences. Packed with action and attitude, The Drop is a gripping gangland thriller for fans of the hit films The Town and Goodfellas.
These days, we're constantly bombarded with trendy, restrictive diets that instruct us to "Eat only this" or "Give up that"--diets that ultimately fail when you find that you can't sacrifice the foods you love. But now you can lose weight without deprivation: Lucy Danziger, editor in chief of SELF magazine, and her team of nutrition experts have created the ultimate flexible plan for melting off ten, twenty, or more pounds at any age--you can see results in as little as a week! By eating more of thirty superfoods--everyday favorites like eggs, yogurt, steak, Parmesan, cherries, kiwi fruit, dark chocolate, and coffee (yes, chocolate and coffee!)--you can shed weight while naturally reducing your dependence on less healthful foods, lowering your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, inflammation, and more. The food plan has room for all your can't-resist treats--you can eat them and still slim down! This revolutionary diet isn't about denying yourself; it's about indulging in delicious, satisfying foods that help trigger weight loss and instill better body health. Guiding you every step of the way, The Drop 10 Diet includes * 101 quick, tasty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and dinners. You choose your favorites. Each meal or snack incorporates at least one Drop 10 superfood and leaves your cravings and your stomach satisfied! * 40 delicious family recipes that even a novice cook can fix. Your loved ones will never know they're eating healthfully! * 1,400 extra "happy calories" each week to enjoy on top of your Drop 10 meals and snacks. Use your happy calories for daily splurges (ice cream!) or save them up to spend for a big night out (Mexican? Bring on the nachos!). * 8 exercises you can do at home or in the gym to boost your metabolism and supercharge your weight loss. * Inspirational stories of weight loss from women just like you! Don't waste another bite on bland, strict diets that don't work. It's time to grab life by the fork!From the Hardcover edition.
THESE RECIPES CAN CHANGE YOUR BODY AND YOUR HEALTH. ONE DELICIOUS BITE AT A TIME. Imagine losing inches off your belly, reducing your risk for disease, improving your complexion, and gaining energy--all from eating foods you love. How do dark chocolate, steak, Parmesan, and pasta sound? They're just a few of the 30 tasty, everyday foods that science shows can rev metabolism, fill you up for fewer calories, and stop the cycle of cravings once and for all. This companion cookbook to the bestselling The Drop 10 Diet offers more than 100 easy, mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, and drinks that will help your body melt off fat naturally, simply by eating. Delectable dishes include * Chocolate Chunk and Cherry Pancakes * Sausage and Broccoli Pasta * Chicken-Fried Flank Steak * Truffled Mac 'n' Cheese * Crispy Popcorn Shrimp with Noodles * Harvest Chicken with Apple-Sweet Potato Mash * Coffee-Cinnamon Panna Cotta . . . plus homemade (and healthy!) pizza, chicken fingers, brownies, margaritas, and more! Whether you're new to cooking or a seasoned pro, eating for one or feeding a family, The Drop 10 Diet Cookbook makes healthy eating easy and losing weight a breeze. You'll also find time-saving tips for meal planning, grocery shopping, recipe prep (including knife skills), and a guide to stocking your pantry to speed up weight loss. Your new body starts with your very next bite!From the Trade Paperback edition.
As a former cheerleader, Blair Mallory was accustomed to jealousy. However, while Blair is immersed in her wedding plans, someone tries to run her over. Her fiance, police lieutenant Wyatt Bloodsworth, thinks the episode was just an accident, but Blair knows the attempt was deliberate and fears it's just the beginning.
From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All comes the true and truly hilarious story of one person's quest to become the healthiest man in the world. Hospitalized with a freak case of tropical pneumonia, goaded by his wife telling him, "I don't want to be a widow at forty-five," and ashamed of a middle-aged body best described as "a python that swallowed a goat," A.J. Jacobs felt compelled to change his ways and get healthy. And he didn't want only to lose weight, or finish a triathlon, or lower his cholesterol. His ambitions were far greater: maximal health from head to toe. The task was epic. He consulted an army of experts-- sleep consultants and sex clinicians, nutritionists and dermatologists. He subjected himself to dozens of different workouts--from Strollercize classes to Finger Fitness sessions, from bouldering with cavemen to a treadmill desk. And he took in a cartload of diets: raw foods, veganism, high protein, calorie restriction, extreme chewing, and dozens more. He bought gadgets and helmets, earphones and juicers. He poked and he pinched. He counted and he measured. The story of his transformation is not only brilliantly entertaining, but it just may be the healthiest book ever written. It will make you laugh until your sides split and endorphins flood your bloodstream. It will alter the contours of your brain, imprinting you with better habits of hygiene and diet. It will move you emotionally and get you moving physically in surprising ways. And it will give you occasion to reflect on the body's many mysteries and the ultimate pursuit of health: a well-lived life.
Fifth in the series; Turner investigates the unexplained death of a fashion model.
Who killed Uncle Bill? Alafair Tucker is desperate to find out. One August evening in 1914, a bushwhacker ended a pleasant outing by blowing a hole in Bill McBride, kidnapping and ravaging Bill's fiancée, and wounding Alafair's daughter Mary. Does Mary know who did the low-down deed? If she does, the bullet that grazed her knocked that information right out of her head. All she remembers is that it has something to do with the Fourth of July. Or is there more? The answer seems to be floating piece by tiny piece to the surface of Mary's consciousness. Several malicious acts testify to the fact that Bill's killer is still around and attempting to cover his tracks. The question is, can Mary remember before the murderer manages to eliminate everyone who could identify him? The law is hot on the bushwhacker's trail. Alafair thinks there is little she can do to help the sheriff, but that will never stop her from trying. She has no qualms about driving Mary to distraction with her persistent snooping and constant hovering. If there's a chance she can protect Mary from further harm or help her remember, she'll do anything she can. Even confront a vicious killer.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE ... First it was a red bikini top...then a green stiletto-heeled shoe...then a lacy garter belt. An odd collection to wash ashore on a secluded island in the middle of nowhere. Had Dax Stone been alone too long? Now all he could think about was the woman they belonged to. Then the next treasure came ashore-the sexy, green-eyed sea nymph herself. Carrie James made the reclusive Dax think of all sorts of crazy things-such as champagne and satin sheets, moonlight and ... marriage? If his bride-to-be's presence shattered his solitude, just wait till she told him her secret.
You've seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you've seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn't play, or grow, or learn. That's because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your body use blood? Read and find out!
"Right up there with Mr. Block's best....A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF keeps us guessing."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street JournalFacing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. When Scudder's childhood friend Jack Ellery is murdered, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder reluctantly begins his own investigation, with just one lead: Ellery's Alcoholics Anonymous list of people he wronged. One of them may be a killer, but that's not necessarily Scudder's greatest danger. Immersing himself in Ellery's world may lead him right back to the bar stool.In a novel widely celebrated by critics and readers, Lawrence Block circle back to how it all began, reestablishing the Matthew Scudder series as one of the pinnacles of American detective fiction. Immersing himself in Ellery's world may lead him right back to the bar stool.Exploring themes of loss, nostalgia, and redemption, for Lawrence Block, A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF circles back to how it all began, reestablishing why the Matthew Scudder series is widely regarded as one of the pinnacles of American detective fiction.
The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter Wick. The camera stops the action and magnifies it so that all the amazing states of water can be observed - water as ice, rainbow, stream, frost, dew. Readers can examine a drop of water as it falls from a faucet, see a drop of water as it splashes on a hard surface, count the points of an actual snowflake, and contemplate how drops of water form clouds. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
In the pulse-pounding tradition of W. E. B. Griffin and Richard Marcinko, here is a pure adrenaline skydive into enemy territory -- a top-notch military adventure written by an Air Force Combat Crewmember who knows firsthand what awaits in theDrop Zone. Among the U. S. Special Forces' most valued troops are the Air Force's Pararescue Teams -- "PJs" who drop out of C-130s or HH-60G Blackhawks into places no one else can reach, to retrieve the wounded, the dying . . . and the secrets their government will kill to uncover. Outfitted with the military's most sophisticated equipment, Master Sergeant Jason Johnson is one of the nation's best pararescue jumpers. Now he's been teamed up with a hotshot Marine for his most perilous mission yet. Johnson must drop behind enemy lines in war-torn Bosnia to find and retrieve evidence of a horrifying war crime: the ethnic cleansing of five thousand civilians through the use of a deadly nerve toxin. But from the moment they leap into the swirling Balkan darkness, Johnson and his partner enter a landscape of unspeakable destruction and despair -- and a mission that goes wrong in every conceivable way. On a race through enemy territory, Johnson is stripped of every means of survival -- and only a miracle will bring him out alive. . . .
Rita Hayworth dancing by candlelight in a small Mexican village; Elizabeth Taylor devouring homemade pasta and tenderly wrapping him in her pashmina scarf; streaking for Sir Laurence Olivier in a drafty English castle; terrifying a dozing Jackie Onassis; carrying an unconscious Montgomery Clift to safety on a dark New York City street. Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Langella's myriad encounters with some of the past century's most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage. What, for instance, was Jack Kennedy doing on that coffee table? Why did the Queen Mother need Mr. Langella's help? When was Paul Mellon going to pay him money owed? How did Brooke Astor lose her virginity? Why was Robert Mitchum singing Gilbert & Sullivan patter songs at top volume, and what did Marilyn Monroe say to him that helped change the course of his life? Through these shared experiences, we learn something, too, of Mr. Langella's personal journey from the age of fifteen to the present day. Dropped Names is, like its subjects, riveting and unforgettable.
My Yuletide Resolution: Stop Living a Lie. With Christmas coming, I, Carly Winston, know it's time to make changes in my life. I've spent way too much time hiding my family's past--and letting opportunities pass me by. Not even my boyfriend, Randy, or my friends in The Sisterhood of the Dropped Stitches know about my secret shame. I'm hoping my new role as Mary in the local nativity play will build my confidence and help me to open up to those I care about. My evolving relationship with Randy--and my future--are riding on my ability to share my heart.
Although she's had a crush on Rick Keifer since childhood, Lizabett McDonald doubts Rick will ever see her as anyone but his best friend's kid sister. Still, as she plans her brother's wedding, Lizabett starts to believe that perhaps her own dreams will come true. Original.
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