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Includes the fall of the Old Man From its earliest settlements at Odiorne Point, Dover, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire was different from the other colonies. Its history holds many surprises and a number of events that were significant to the founding and growth of the United States. It Happened in New Hampshire reveals the fascinating stories behind thirty events that helped shape the state's history.
This is a collection of short chapters, each recounting an unusual episode in New Jersey history. The pieces are arranged chronologically, beginning with the colonial era and ending with recent events such as the opening of casinos in Atlantic City. Incidents range from the weird (the origin of the Jersey Devil legend and the sightings of the demon over three centuries) to the well-known (the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby). There are the shark attacks of 1916, and the "Black Tom Explosion" that may have been a German terrorist attack in the days before World War I.
A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the Mount Rushmore State, It Happened in South Dakota describes everything from Lewis and Clark raising an American flag on the Missouri to the continuing creation of a monument to Crazy Horse.
This is a highly readable collection of short essays about incidents in the history of the nation's capital. Among the topics covered are the grand plan of Pierre-Charles L'Enfant, Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theater, and Marian Anderson's 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial. The book includes a D.C. chronology and a detailed bibliography. Part of the It Happened In series.
Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new career: taking out the garbage on Wednesdays for five bucks a week. But it's hard to leave the old game behind, and on a train trip down the California coast, Steve finds himself pulled back into sleuthing. Soon he's in over his head in four feet and eleven inches of mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, a deadly assassin (or maybe just a faulty lock on a sauna door), and a secret train car filled with intrigue. Plus there's a girl involved, which complicates everything. I mean she's just Steve's friend. And really, they barely even know each other. It's not like they're boyfriend or girlfriend or anything, okay?
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Avon Books and an enchanting free e-book sampler, It Happened One Valentine's Day. With excerpts from fourteen new, upcoming, and fan favorite Avon and Avon Impulse novels and novellas, including an introduction from Eloisa James. It Happened One Valentine's Day: An Avon Romance Valentine's Day Sampler includes excerpts from: The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James Immortal Ever After by Lynsay Sands Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost Bride by Moonlight by Liz Carlyle "V is for Vampwoman" (from Vampires Gone Wild) by Kerrelyn Sparks "A Forever Love" (from Vampires Gone Wild) by Pamela Palmer True Love at Silver Creek Ranch by Emma Cane "Love Me Tender" (from Kiss Me: An Avon Books Valentine Day Anthology) by Cheryl Harper Saved by the Rancher by Jennifer Ryan The Earl in My Bed by Sophie Jordan What Happens in Scotland by Jennifer McQuiston Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins The Maclean Groom by Kathleen Harrington
Everything Was Planned Down To The Last Detail ... When Cammie Yarnell agrees to do a wedding at the Oceanside Bed and Breakfast, she knows the tough part will be keeping a smile on her face. Not too long ago she'd planned a walk down the aisle at the sumptuous B and B herself-and called it off. Worse, she's working this event with Curt Blanco, the photographer who knew all about her fiance's cheating and kept it secret, betraying her trust as a friend. Except Romance Yet her anger starts to fade once the showers and dinner parties bring her closer to the man. Now Curt's misguided belief that he's bad for her is standing in the way of Cammie's trip to the altar-with him. Stories about love, relationships and the road to the altar! Harlequin® American Romance APR 07 #1169
The astonishing new Mallory novel from the New York Times-bestselling author and one of the most acclaimed crime writers in America. The reviews called it "A Play to Die For" after the woman was found dead in the front row. It didn't seem so funny the next night, when another body was found--this time the playwrigh himself, his throat slashed. Detective Kathy Mallory from the NYPD Special Crimes Unit takes over, but no matter what she asks, no one seems to be giving her a straight answer. The only person--if "person" is the right word--who seems to be clear with her is the ghostwriter. Every night, an unseen backstage hand chalks up line changes and messages on a blackboard. And the ghostwriter is now writing Mallory into the play itself, a play about a long-ago massacre that may not be at all fictional. "MALLORY," the blackboard reads. "TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT. NOTHING PERSONAL." If Mallory can't find out who's responsible, heads will roll. Unfortunately, one of them may be her own.
If you want to tackle the problem of information security, you cannot rely on the help of technology alone. Information security breaches tend to occur as a result of human, as well as technological, failings. However, the human factor usually receives far less attention. Training Computer systems are complex, so people who work with them often need to be trained in how to use them correctly. This applies especially to your company s information security. The loss of a memory stick by a careless employee, or the downloading of a file that contains a virus, may be all it takes to cause a security breach. Practical advice This book offers you practical advice on how to develop an IT Induction programme for your staff that can help safeguard your business information. By providing your employees with simple instruction in good IT working practices, and by making sure they know what is expected of them, you can strengthen your company s information security and reduce the risk that your data will be stolen or lost. A sense of responsibility Encouraging good corporate working and a strong sense of responsibility are, the author argues, essential for the protection of your business information. She shows you how to strike the right balance in your approach to staff training, thereby enabling you to provide your employees with an IT Induction that is at once informative and accessible. Benefits to business include: * Reduce the likelihood of a damaging security breach. Putting in place a programme of IT Induction will help ensure that your company s staff are following information security best practice. Educating employees in good IT working practices will help them to avoid the errors that might otherwise put your organisation at risk. * Protect the company s reputation. The damage an information security breach can do to your business goes beyond the initial cost of clearing up the mess. Without proper staff training, the danger is that theft or loss of data will damage your company s reputation. You need to provide your staff with a proper IT Induction in order to preserve good relations with your customers. * Avoid legal complications. IT offers business new, less formal means of communication. Employees write e-mails in a different style from the way they write letters. However, contracts can be made or broken via e-mail, and e-mail correspondence can be cited in litigation. An IT Induction programme will give your staff the appropriate guidance on e-mail communication with the clients or business partners of your company. * Manage employee working practices. Laptop computers and broadband mean that for many employees, the boundaries between work and home are becoming blurred. If you allow your staff to mix and match between working in the office and working from home, you need to make sure they know what they have to do to safeguard your firm s data both inside and outside the office.
An overview of some unusual laws from all over the world. Did you know... In Los Angeles, California, you cannot dance with a member of the opposite sex unless you are married? Yugoslavia once forbade Halley's comet from appearing in the heavens over that country? It is unlawful in England to wrestle with an untrained bull in public? Throughout history, we have felt the need to legislate our lives and surroundings. On matters from birth to marriage to death, someone, sometime, has passed a decree. Illustrated with Gwenn Seuling's expressive pen-and-ink drawings, this sequel to the best-selling You Can't Eat Peanuts in Church & Other Little-Known Laws is sure to entertain and amaze you. But don't laugh too hard--it may be illegal somewhere!
Gia Stokes' junior year is off to a good start. She's just been elected co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, her friendship with her cousin Hope has been restored and her best friend Ricardo is the new first-string quarterback. But not everything is so smooth. It's a good thing Gia has her faith, because she's in for a real lesson about friendship and family.
A remarkable compendium of wild schemes, mad plans, crazy inventions, and truly glorious disasters. Every phenomenally bad idea seemed like a good idea to someone. How else can you explain the Ford Edsel or the sword pistol-absolutely absurd creations that should have never made it off the drawing board? It Looked Good on Paper gathers together the most flawed plans, half-baked ideas, and downright ridiculous machines throughout history that some second-rate Einstein decided to foist on an unsuspecting populace with the best and most optimistic intentions. Some failed spectacularly. Others fizzled after great expense. One even crashed on Mars. But every one of them at one time must have looked good on paper, including: The lead water pipes of Rome The Tacoma Narrows Bridge-built to collapse The Hubble telescope-the $2 billion scientific marvel that couldn't see The Spruce Goose-Howard Hughes's airborne atrocity: big, expensive, slow, unstable, and made of wood With more than thirty-five chapters full of incredibly insipid inventions, both infamous and obscure, It Looked Good on Paper is a mind-boggling, endlessly entertaining collection of fascinating failures.
It Looks Like a President Only Smalleris the hilarious, eviscerating diary of one of the most amazing contests in American political history -- from the presidential primaries in New Hampshire, to the fat-cat convention parties in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, to the bizarre vote-counting debacle in Florida. The diarist is a veteran Washington Post reporter, satirist, and explainer of the inexplicable. This is his summary of the historic Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Gore: "In keeping with the Court's ambition to provide an unambiguous and unanimous decision in Bush v. Gore and thereby legitimate the outcome of the 2000 presidential election, we present herein a majority opinion signed by Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas, O'Connor, and Kennedy, with a partial dissent to the majority by Justices Rehnquist, Scalia, and Thomas, a full dissent by Justices Stevens, Souter, Breyer, and Ginsburg, a partial dissent to the full dissent by Justices Breyer and Souter, a needling, invective-filled dissent to the partial dissent to the majority opinion from Scalia, and a spitwad [attached] from Justice Stevens... The Court will note that it did manage on Tuesday afternoon to assemble a respectable 6-3 majority in favor of the Chinese take-out." As Joel Achenbach trails Campaign 2000, he channels the unfocused rage of the street protesters, gleefully infiltrates celebrity-choked Hollywood bashes, and roams the remote highways of the battleground states. Whether ruminating on the Confederate flag controversy in South Carolina, rewriting breaking news in the form of a le Carré novel, or mimicking the dyspeptic voice of the editor of the (fictional) newsletter Chad Watch, Achenbach fashions a page-turning comedy that takes the measure of America at the millennium.
This pocket guide provides initial guidance to all who are concerned with IT regulatory compliance in North America. A key challenge for all IT executive teams is to ensure that the organization avoids breaches of any criminal or civil law, as well as any statutory, regulatory or contractual obligations, and of any security requirements. Control A.15.1.1 of ISO/IEC27001:2005 (the best-practice information security management standard) provides guidance that is relevant to the IT governance of every organization. It says that the organization should explicitly define and document the statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements for each of its information systems, and that this documentation should be kept up-to-date to reflect any relevant changes in the legal environment. The specific controls and individual responsibilities to meet these requirements should be similarly documented and kept up-to-date, and should be linked to the list of all the data assets and processes in the organization, together with their ownership details.
Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions--and sometimes the worst--have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle, William Forstchen and Bill Fawcett explore the watersheds of history that began as the best of ideas and ended as the worst of fiascoes. A Holy War--The Medieval Crusades for religious liberation become centuries of slaughter and destruction. Sibling Rivalry--Leif Erikson spares his sister's life and delays the discovery of the New World for five hundred years. Big Guns--Emperor Constantine XI refuses to buy a new supercannon that would let him dominate his enemies, so its creator sells the cannon to the Turks, who then crush Constantinople. With casual wit and subtle insight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea...tucks tongue in cheek and rides out the fiascoes of history.
This collection of true stories celebrates the lives of a handful of vagabond dogs who spurned confinement and one-family ownership.Each dog's tale is unique:Boozer had his own bank account and appeared on Good Morning America; Owney spent his life riding U.S. mail trains and can now be seen in the Smithsonian Institute; Greyfriars Bobby snuck into the cemetery every night for 14 years to sleep on his deceased master's grave; Lampo became famous for riding the railways of Italy but always returned to the same station; Tricksey offered companionship to the residents of a nursing home; Patsy Ann watched the shores of Alaska and knew before all others that a ship was arriving even though she was stone deaf.These atypical dogs all share the same independent spirit that inspires human admiration and devotion.It Takes a Dog to Raise a Village is a tribute to their spirit and their unusual bonds with the humans who knew them.The text is highlighted by pencil drawings.
Bad boy Jack Stillman loves a challenge--and sexy workaholic Alexandria Tremont is turning out to be a big one! Still, he's sure that one dose of the Stillman charm will have Alex out of the office--and into his bed! Alex Tremont has never met anybody so infuriating, so stubborn--so outrageously irresistible--as Jack Stillman. But with her career on the line, not to mention a fiance pushing to set the date, Alex really shouldn't be appreciating Jack's antics, in the boardroom or in the bedroom. Then again, she'd had no idea how closely they'd be working...But could she trust her sexy rebel not to sweet-talk his way out of her life as easily as he'd charmed his way into it?
Sometimes It Takes a Scandal . . .Abigail Weston has everything: beauty, wit, and one of the largest dowries in England. Her parents hope she'll wed an earl. Abigail hopes for a man who wants her desperately and passionately. But the money seems to blind every man she meets--except one.Sebastian Vane has nothing. He came home from war with a shattered leg to find his father mad and his inheritance gone. He's not a fit suitor for anyone, let alone an heiress. But Abigail lights up his world like a comet, bright and beautiful and able to see him instead of his ruined reputation. And it might end happily ever after . . .To Reveal Your Heart's Desire. . . Until Benedict Lennox begins courting Abigail. Ben is everything Sebastian isn't--wealthy, charming, heir to an earl. Sebastian won't give up the only girl he's ever loved without a fight, but Abigail must choose between the penniless gentleman who moves her heart, and the suitor who is everything her parents want.
Darcy Merriweather and her sister, Harper, hail from a long line of witches who have the power to grant wishes using spells. They've come to Enchanted Village in Salem, Massachusetts, to join the family business, but they soon find themselves knee deep in murder. Until three weeks ago, Darcy and Harper were working dead-end jobs and trying to put their troubles behind them. Then their aunt Velma delivered a bombshell: They're actually Wishcrafters--witches with the power to grant wishes with a mere spell. Wanting a fresh start, they head to their aunt's magic-themed tourist town to master their newfound skills. But their magic fails them when a wannabe witch turns up dead--strangled with Aunt Ve's scarf--and Ve's sweetheart, Sylar, is found looming over the body. Ve is standing by her man, but Darcy overheard Skylar wish that the victim would disappear--forever. With Harper distracted by her handsome new crush, Darcy is determined to sleuth her way to the truth. But it'll take more than a wish to unravel this mystery. . .
Hilarious and heartbreaking, profane and profound, It Takes a Worried Man is the true story of a young husband and father whose life is changed forever by his wife's breast cancer diagnosis. Following Brendan Halpin's cranky, irreverent and lustful thoughts through the diagnosis and treatment of his wife, Kirsten, It Takes a Worried Man is an unflinching and raw look at how cancer transforms a family. It's also the funniest book about cancer you'll ever read.
From the book: On March 20, 1994, the day Lewis Grizzard died-America lost an important and opinionated and angry and loving and controversial voice. Worst of all, it lost a funny voice, a voice that saw the absurd and hilarious side of everyday life-from the battle between the sexes to the hypocrisy of political blather to the all important differences between good ol' Georgia bulldog-rooting Southerners and Harvard-attending Yankees. If Lewis Grizzard fought for anything, he fought for Americans to keep their sence of humor. He railed against political correctness-largely because it is nearly impossible to smile and to be politically correct. He ranted and raved against what he called the Thought Police-because it is surely not possible to laugh when someone is telling you what to think and how to act. There have been few writers whose points of biew were as personal and as direct as Lewis's.. Yet, there are few writers who have been as misunderstood as Lewis was. Yes, he was fierce in his beliefs, but Lewis didn't care if you shared his opinions. He was more interested in making his readers think. Or shaking them up. Or just plain getting them teed off. If he had to express an outrageous opinion to do so, so be it. It Wasn't Always Easy, but I Sure Had Fun, is a book of outrageous opinions, in fact it's full of Lewis Grizzard's most outrageous opinions. It is the book Lewis was working on when he died. It contains what he thought represented the best of the last decade of his writing. Over the years, there was nothing that Lewis shied away from talking-sex, Politics, culture, men, women, mothers, fathers, dogs, honor, racism, the past, the present, or the future. And rarely has there been a writer whose own presence so dominated his writing. So when you're reading this book, you're not just reading what Lewis Grizzard thought, you're reading what Lewis Grizzard was. As Lewis final word, It Wasn't Always Easy but I sure Had Fun is a fitting tribute. And yes, Lewis, we do promise that even without you to remind us, we will somehow manage to ignore the Thought Police and keep on laughing. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available from Bookshare.
Need help from someone who has actually "been there and done that"? This comprehensive guide provides the all the information you need to plan and implement a complete ministry with children of all ages. Produced in partnership with the International Network of Children's Ministry, this guide features numerous articles written by experienced children's workers. The enclosed CD-ROM makes it easy to access and customize forms. This one-source guide covers multiple topics, from safety concerns and technology to spiritual formation. Ideal for children's pastors, educators, and leaders, whether paid or volunteer.
From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. Schedoni, previously a leading figure of the Inquisition, is a demonic, scheming monk with no qualms about the task, whether it entails abduction, torture - or even murder. The Italian secured Ann Radcliffe's position as the leading writer of Gothic romance of the age, for its atmosphere of supernatural and nightmarish horrors, combined with her evocation of sublime landscapes and chilling narrative.
This is a major new account of the role and performance of the Italian army during the First World War. Drawing from original, archival research, it tells the story of the army's bitter three-year struggle in the mountains of Northern Italy, including the eleven bloody battles of the Isonzo, the near-catastrophic defeat at Caporetto in 1917 and the successful, but still controversial defeat of the Austro-Hungarian army at Vittorio Veneto on the eve of the Armistice. Setting military events within a broader context, the book explores pre-war Italian military culture and the interactions between domestic politics, economics and society. In a unique study of an unjustly neglected facet of the war, John Gooch illustrates how General Luigi Cadorna, a brutal disciplinarian, drove the army to the edge of collapse, and how his successor, general Armando Diaz, rebuilt it and led the Italians to their greatest victory in modern times.
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