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Smith was a barroom piano player in Casper, Wyoming, but the man had a secret--the kind that got many men killed. When young Amy Coaltree came to town, she quickly fell in love with him. But Wes DuMont, who worked for her father, a stagecoach tycoon, had plans for Amy--and for Casper. First he'd destroy the local stage line. Then he'd force Amy to marry him--with her grateful father's approval. Bullets began to fly as the townsmen took sides in the fight for the lucrative stage route in and out of Casper. But as Smith digs his heels in to help the town, a gunslick discovers his secret and decides to give the piano man a one-way ticket to hell.
This is a satirical novel of middle America. Cass Timberlane, judge, falls in love with and marries Jinny Marshland. He and his friends are rather staid, and she's young and wants adventure. For a while she's seduced by a charming cad and a more adventurous life style but learns it's not all it seems. There's a lot of humorous satire in this book by Sinclair Lewis, America's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This book has been read carefully, as well as spell-checked. All hyphens at the ends of lines are parts of words which at the time the book was written were hyphenated by the author. It's interesting to see how words and writing styles change.
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate student at Berkeley: gay, brilliant, nerve-racked, miserable. At the beginning of this novel, she drives back to her family ranch in the foothills of the Sierras to attend the wedding of her identical twin, Judith, to a nice young doctor from Connecticut. Cassandra, however, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding. Dorothy Baker's entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable course of events in which her heroine appears variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken--at once utterly impossible and tremendously sympathetic. As she struggles to come to terms with the only life she has, Cassandra reckons with her complicated feelings about the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her alter ego; with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her dead mother. First published in 1962, Cassandra at the Wedding is a book of enduring freshness, insight, and verve. Like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it is the work of a master stylist with a profound understanding of the complexities of the heart and mind.
Covert-One, the president's personal, super-secret agency formed after some recent virus-driven chaos ( The Hades Factor , co written with Gayle Lynds), is staffed by an unknown number of international covert operatives, including Dr. Jon Smith, late of the USAMRIID. And a good thing, too, because someone's helped themselves to Russia's share of the world's last two stores of the smallpox virus, an eradicated yet hideously deadly bug with no ready vaccine. That the pox was nabbed and who nabbed it is clear enough early on. Why such a seemingly large and disparate cadre of global citizens (keeping the players straight puts one in mind of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First" routine) chose to pinch the bug and for what end are the novel's driving questions. Freelance Serbian uber-nasty, Ivan Beria, is among the apparent perpetrators as are Dylan Reed and Adam Treloar of NASA, Tony Price, the head of the super- secret NSA, and a bunch of Russians. The good-guys roster claims Smith; Covert- One's head, Nathaniel Klein; Briton and ex-SAS man, Peter Howell; Smith's deceased girlfriend's sister and CIA operative, Randi Russell; the girlfriend's best friend, backup shuttle astronaut Megan Olson; and another bunch of Russians. Suffice it to say that Smith and company trot the globe, cat-and-mousing after the pox and in so doing careen through a classically speedy and Ludlumesque (if coincidence dependent) plot leaving large numbers of efficiently dispatched corpses in their wake.
If you are interested in Cassandra and want to develop real-world analysis applications, then this book is perfect for you. It would be helpful to have prior knowledge of NoSQL database.
What could you do with data if scalability wasn't a problem? With this hands-on guide, you'll learn how Apache Cassandra handles hundreds of terabytes of data while remaining highly available across multiple data centers -- capabilities that have attracted Facebook, Twitter, and other data-intensive companies. Cassandra: The Definitive Guide provides the technical details and practical examples you need to assess this database management system and put it to work in a production environment. Author Eben Hewitt demonstrates the advantages of Cassandra's nonrelational design, and pays special attention to data modeling. If you're a developer, DBA, application architect, or manager looking to solve a database scaling issue or future-proof your application, this guide shows you how to harness Cassandra's speed and flexibility. Understand the tenets of Cassandra's column-oriented structure Learn how to write, update, and read Cassandra data Discover how to add or remove nodes from the cluster as your application requires Examine a working application that translates from a relational model to Cassandra's data model Use examples for writing clients in Java, Python, and C# Use the JMX interface to monitor a cluster's usage, memory patterns, and more Tune memory settings, data storage, and caching for better performance
If you are a developer or DevOps engineer who understands the basics of Cassandra and are ready to take your knowledge to the next level, then this book is for you. An understanding of the essentials of Cassandra is needed.
Two science fiction masters--Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick--team up to deliver a classic thriller in which one man uncovers the hidden history of the United States space program... "Houston, we have a problem..." Formerly a cynical, ambitious PR man, Jerry Culpepper finally found a client he could believe in when he was hired as NASA's public affairs director. Proud of the Agency's history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future. But public disinterest and budget cuts changed that future. Now, a half century after the first Moon landing, Jerry feels like the only one with stars in his eyes. Then a fifty-year-old secret about the Apollo XI mission is revealed, and he finds himself embroiled in the biggest controversy of the twenty-first century, one that will test his ability--and his willingness--to spin the truth about a conspiracy of reality-altering proportions...
Meet Cassandra, the newest student at Mount Olympus Academy! She has an amazing talent-but will her new friends believe her? This Goddess Girls story is based on the myth of Cassandra, who has the gift of seeing the future-except no one believes her. Can Apollo, the god of prophecy, help his new crush?
A quirky collection of both classic and unusual casserole recipes featuring recipes from top culinary artists. Long the butt of foodies? jokes, the time has come to redeem and reclaim the humble casserole, in all its Funyun®-topped glory. Hearty, no-fuss, and (admit it!) old school delicious, the classic casserole is made from at least two solid ingredients, plus one complementary gooey ingredient. Always stirred?never layered! Author Farris has collected 125 variations on this theme that will have eaters sheepishly sneaking back to the buffet for seconds?and thirds. From Beefy Mac to 5 Ps Italian Casserole, Classic Tuna Noodle to Zucchini and Corn Bake, Farris and celebrity cooking pros have thrown their best casserole recipes into the mix. And since it includes vegetarian, vegan, and lactose- and glucose-free alternatives, everyone can go casserole crazy. .
Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock make a mean Chicken Pot Pie, elevating the classic recipe with white wine and fresh tarragon. Their recipe won them such a following in Texas that Bobby Flay took notice and challenged them to a Throwdown. It turns out that the Casserole Queens, as the duo is known, are much more than one-hit wonders of the one-dish dinner. They have built an entire business around revamping the ultimate quick-fix dinner for modern tastes. In The Casserole Queens Cookbook, they share their fresh, updated, from-scratch recipes for traditional dishes. Tuna Noodle is brought up a notch with a homemade cream sauce and a kick of cayenne pepper; Halibut Enchiladas with Salsa Verde are surprisingly light and vibrant; Mandarin Meatloaf has a sweet orange flavor that recharges a beloved weeknight staple. There are home-style desserts, like Gooey Apple Butter Cake, and great brunch dishes, such as Frenchy Toast Casserole. The Queens have thought of everything, providing advice on scaling and freezing casseroles so that anyone can stock the freezer with go-to dinners. With 16 pages of color photographs, plenty of expert tips, and lots of style, The Casserole Queens Cookbook is the home cook's handbook for making tasty meals any night of the week.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Casseroles, meet your match! Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock are shaking things up. The sassy duo--also known as the Casserole Queens--creates one-dish wonders that solve dinnertime conundrums everywhere. Now these ladies are breaking out of the 9 x 13-inch mold with fresh sides and salads that will round out weeknight meals. In The Casserole Queens Make-a-Meal Cookbook, you will find 100 recipes that you can mix and match as you please, with plenty of make-ahead tips so that you can always be prepared.Need to pull together dinner in a flash? Check! Need to plan an elegant meal for the in-laws? Check! Need to cook and successfully transport a dish to a party? Check! In this book, you'll find: * 46 make-from-scratch casseroles, 37 salads and sides, 13 quick-fix desserts, and more * Gluten-free and diabetic-friendly recipes (you'd never know it!) * Plenty of satisfying vegetarian main dishes * A chapter of recipes using seven ingredients or fewer--most of which are likely already in your pantry * Variations, freezing tips, and serving ideas galore Whether you are looking to make dinner tonight, a potluck crowd-pleaser, or a fix-and-freeze dish to save for later, The Casserole Queens Make-a-Meal Cookbook has everything you need to prepare a delicious homemade meal.
A thorough collection of casserole recipes. Includes sections for meats, poultry, soups, fish, vegetables, and desserts.
Get a taste of Gooseberry Patch in this collection of over 20 favorite casserole recipes! Classic Casseroles is chock-full of hearty dinners you can make in a hurry. Try Virginia's spaghetti, country potato bake and cheesy mac & beef. In both we've included recipe card ideas and tips for sharing at your next potluck.
Back Cover seamstress by trade, Cassidy Norton makes her living sewing for the folks of Token Creek. Amid the bustle of this busy frontier town, her life is rich. What time her growing business doesn't take, her friends and church family fill. But Cassidy hasn't always lived in Token Creek, and few people know anything about her family or past. As Cassidy struggles with the nagging unsettledness in her heart, she #11;must decide whether or not to share with the people who have become #11;so dear to her. Will Cassidy find the strength to take that risk? #11;And will her own dreams come true?
OPPOSITES ATTRACT Attorney Cole Cassidy knew Brenna James had no reason to like him, much less trust him. After all, he'd almost sent her to jail. But when fate threw him back into her life, he seized the moment to get closer to the mysterious, beautiful, innocent waitress. And never had anyone been more determined to uncover Miss James's secrets... Never in her life had Brenna felt so off-balance. She's spent years keeping secrets and trusting her instincts. Which would she believe now? Instincts that warned her of danger and urged her to run? Or instincts that were drawn to the caress of Cole's hands and eyes, promising compassion and understanding? Either way, Brenna was faced with the threat...of falling in love.
It takes its devoted fans into the lives, dreams, and behind-the-scenes drama of young riders who find excitement--and sometimes danger--in the stables and on the backstretches of this lively and glamorous world.
During summer, Cassie learns to accept change and to find her own space.
"This book - the first commentary on Ernst Cassirer's Metaphysics of Symbolic Forms - provides an introduction to the metaphysical views that underlie the philosopher's conceptions of symbolic form and human culture. " "Thora Ilin Bayer focuses on the meaning of Cassirer's claim that philosophy is not itself a symbolic form but the thought around which all aspects of human activity are seen as a whole. Underlying the symbolic forms are Cassirer's two metaphysical principles, spirit (Geist) and life, which interact to produce the reality of the human world. Bayer shows how these two principles of Cassirer's early philosophy are connected with the phenomenology of his later philosophy, which focuses on his conception of "basis phenomena" - self, will, and work. Cassirer ultimately conceives his philosophy as a form of the ancient Socratic quest for human self-knowledge, in which the self makes its own nature by means of the power symbolism has to create the distinctively human works that constitute culture. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
When an impending labor strike in Bradleyville threatens violence, Jessie, an avowed pacifist, finds her loved ones--and herself--drawn into the center of the storm. Book One of the Bradleyville Series.
A collective biography, the story of a group friends and enemies in Massachusetts before, during and after the American Revolution.
In Elantra, a job well done is rewarded with a more dangerous task. So after defeating a dark evil, Kaylin Neya goes before the Barrani High Court, where a misspoken word brings sure death. Kaylin's never been known for her grace or manners, but the High Lord's heir is suspiciously ill, and Kaylin's healing magic is the only shot at saving him--if she can dodge the traps laid for her. . . .
Any day that starts with dragon arguments is going to be bad Kaylin returned from the West March in one piece. Now that piece is fraying. She's not at home in the Imperial Palace-and she never intends to be. All she wants is normal garden-variety criminals and a place of her own. Of course, normal in her new life involves a dragon as a roommate, but she can handle that. She can't as easily handle the new residents to the city she polices, because one of them is Nightshade's younger brother. On a night when she should be talking to landlords in perfectly normal buildings, she's called to the fief-by Teela. A small family disagreement has become a large, complicated problem: Castle Nightshade's latent magic is waking. And it's not the only thing.
To be or not to beWhen a minority race of telepaths is wrongly suspected of causing a near-devastating tidal wave, Private Kaylin Neya is summoned to Court-and into a PR nightmare. To ease racial tensions, the Emperor has commissioned a play, and the playwright has his own ideas about who should be the focus...But Kaylin works her best magic behind the scenes, and though she tries to stay neutral, she is again drawn into a world of politics...and murder. To make matters worse, Marcus, her trusted Sergeant, gets stripped of his command-leaving Kaylin vulnerable. Now she's juggling two troubling cases, and even magic's looking good by comparison. But then, nobody ever said life in the theater was easy...