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John Cody and his men are an elite anti-terrorist team. Their mission is to rescue the hostages and make sure the situation doesn't happen again.
John Cody and his elite team fight to keep Belfast safe from terrorists.
John Cody and his team fight terrorism at home in Washington D.C.
Haiti is the setting for the latest mission of John Cody and his anti-terrorism team.
John Cody and his team find trouble in the Philippines.
TEMPORARY BRIDE Dana Preston was wary when Cody Carson proposed a temporary engagement--even if it was just a prank on his meddling, matchmaking family. But although he never could have guessed why, a fake fiancé was just what she needed right now. Dana never expected to love Cody's family so much, or for them to be so thrilled at his choice in a bride. So when he discovered her secret and offered a real wedding, Dana had an impossible choice. Could she spend her life with a man she loved--and who would be the perfect husband--but who might only be doing the honorable thing?
Nine-year-old Cody receives a valentine from a secret admirer and tries to find out the person's identity.
Few global security issues stimulate more fervent passion than the application of brute force. Despite the fierce debate raging about it in government, society and the Academy, inadequate strategic understanding surrounds the issue, prompting the urgent need for --the first comprehensive systematic global analysis of 21st century state-initiated internal and external applications of brute force. Based on extensive case evidence, Robert Mandel assesses the short-term and long-term, the local and global, the military, political, economic, and social, and the state and human security impacts of brute force. He explicitly isolates the conditions under which brute force works best and worst by highlighting force initiator and force target attributes linked to brute force success and common but low-impact force legitimacy concerns. Mandel comes to two major overarching conclusions. First, that the modern global application of brute force shows a pattern of futility--but one that is more a function of states' misapplication of brute force than of the inherent deficiencies of this instrument itself. Second, that the realm for successful application of state-initiated brute force is shrinking: for while state-initiated brute force can serve as a transitional short-run local military solution, he says, it cannot by itself provide a long-run global strategic solution or serve as a cure for human security problems. Taking the evidence and his conclusions together, Mandel provides policy advice for managing brute force use in the modern world.
Although coercion is a fundamental and unavoidable part of our social lives, economists have not offered an integrated analysis of its role in the public economy. The essays in this book focus on coercion arising from the operation of the fiscal system, a major part of the public sector. Collective choices on fiscal matters emerge from and have all the essential characteristics of social interaction, including the necessity to force unwanted actions on some citizens. This was recognized in an older tradition in public finance which can still serve as a starting point for modern work. The contributors to the volume recognize this tradition, but add to it by using contemporary frameworks to study a set of related issues concerning fiscal coercion and economic welfare. These issues range from the compatibility of an open access society with the original Wicksellian vision to the productivity of coercion in experimental games.
Coercion is one of the most fascinating and controversial subjects in psychiatry. It is a highly sensitive, and hotly debated topic in which clinical practice, ethics, the law and public policy converge. This book considers coercion within the healing and ethical framework of therapeutic relationships and partnerships at all levels, and addresses the universal problem of how to balance safety versus autonomy when dealing with psychiatric treatment.Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry is a much needed contribution to the literature. The first three sections deal with the conceptual and clinical aspects of coercive treatment, the legal aspects and the ethical aspects of coercive treatment. In detail, these sections cover a broad spectrum of issues: coercion in institutions and in the community, coercive treatment and stigma, the definition of best practice standards for coercive treatment, de-escalation of risk situations, recent developments in mental health legislation, mental health care and patients' rights, cross-cultural perspectives on coercive treatment, historical injustice in psychiatry, and paternalism in mental health. The fourth section features users' views on coercive treatment: giving voice to an often-unheeded population. Finally, the book addresses the original topic of coercion and undue influence in decisions to participate in psychiatric research.This book presents the first comprehensive review of the issue of coercion in psychiatry. With chapters written by the leading experts in the field, many of whom are renowned as clear thinkers and experienced clinicians, it may be seen as a starting point for international discussions and initiatives in this field aiming to minimize coercion.Highly Commended in the Psychiatry section of the 2012 BMA Book Awards.
What better way to welcome friends and family than with a steaming cup of coffee and some delectable cake? In Coffee and Cake, acclaimed cookbook author Rick Rodgers presents dozens of recipe pairings for these classic and inseparable components. Rodgers starts with coffee, teaching the basics, from choosing the perfect beans to brewing a fabulous cup or pot. And he offers a selection of delicious international treats, both hot and iced, that can be whipped up at home-from Spiced Mocha and Thai Iced Coffee to a Coffee Frappe and even an Espresso Martini. Rodgers then provides an array of recipes for delicious cakes designed to be savored with coffee, whether it's for a special after-dinner dessert or a get-together with family, neighbors, or friends. Whip up a simple and rustic treat like Apple-Cranberry Ginger Loaf for a coffee klatsch. Indulge the young and the young at heart with Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Ganache. Here, too, are American-style cakes sure to bring back wonderful childhood memories, including Angel Food Cake with Coffee Cream, as well as Chocolate-Strawberry Sachertorte and more elaborate creations worthy of a European cafÉ. So make that next cup special-serve up a wonderful helping from Coffee and Cake.
A freshly updated edition of the best introduction to one of the world's most popular products, The Coffee Book is jammed full of facts, figures, cartoons, and commentary covering coffee from its first use in Ethiopia in the sixth century to the rise of Starbucks and the emergence of Fair Trade coffee in the twenty-first. The book explores the process of cultivation, harvesting, and roasting from bean to cup; surveys the social history of café society from the first coffeehouses in Constantinople to beatnik havens in Berkeley and Greenwich Village; and tells the dramatic tale of high-stakes international trade and speculation for a product that can make or break entire national economies. It also examines the industry's major players, revealing how they have systematically reduced the quality of the bean and turned a much-loved product into a commodity and lifestyle accoutrement, ruining the lives of millions of farmers around the world in the process.Finally, The Coffee Book, hailed as a Best Business Book by Library Journal when it was first published, considers the exploitation of labor and damage to the environment that mass cultivation causes, and explores the growing "conscious coffee" market and Fair Trade movement.
Trust the author of Biscotti to deliver the secrets of great kuchen in the kitchen! Traditional coffee cakes, delicious new flavors, quick recipes, and more elaborate yeast breadsthey're all here, and they're all perfect for breakfast, brunch, picnics, and desserts. From sweet morning surprises such as Strawberry Coffee Cakes or Sticky Caramel Pinwheels to savories such as Ruby Grape Focaccia or Gruyre Cheese Brioche Braid and treats such as Dark Chocolate-Almond Cake, here are more than 50 simply-can't-go-wrong pleasers. Tips for baking techniques including preferred ingredients, how to manage dough, and how to store and serve coffee cakes are included in this gorgeously photographed collection. Bringing comfort to the table is made easyall it takes is Coffee Cakes!
This fascinating book--part ethnography, part memoir--traces Japan's vibrant café society over one hundred and thirty years. Merry White traces Japan's coffee craze from the turn of the twentieth century, when Japan helped to launch the Brazilian coffee industry, to the present day, as uniquely Japanese ways with coffee surface in Europe and America. White's book takes up themes as diverse as gender, privacy, perfectionism, and urbanism. She shows how coffee and coffee spaces have been central to the formation of Japanese notions about the uses of public space, social change, modernity, and pleasure. White describes how the café in Japan, from its start in 1888, has been a place to encounter new ideas and experiments in thought, behavior, sexuality , dress, and taste. It is where a person can be socially, artistically, or philosophically engaged or politically vocal. It is also, importantly, an urban oasis, where one can be private in public.
This book covers the origins, botany, agro-ecology and worldwide production statistics of coffee, and the insect pests, plant pathogens, nematodes and nutrient deficiencies that afflict it.
Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook began at the request of several friends who admired my attempt to regain long lost cooking skills after learning to live gluten free. It has progressed beyond a simply gluten and lactose free. At the request of early readers, it includes accessibility for a multitude of allergies, and life situations. Hand and body dexterity are not always conducive to cooking and kitchen maintenance. Accessibility tips are included with each recipe. In today's fast paced world, it is easy to forget how long a recipe takes to prepare. Each recipe has a pre-preparation time, as well as a preparation, and cook time. Along with space to add notes specific to the cook's needs and equipment. Low vision also affects cooks. Many people with limited vision may never have cooked before recent technological innovations. Tips and techniques are provided, as well as room to add needed accessibility equipment. People who have a myriad of health issues should feel comfortable fixing the comfort foods they grew up on, even if it means new techniques, or flours, for doing so. This cookbook is intended for both the cook who has these ailments, and the family, or friend, who may cook a meal for them. A grandmother can circle all the allergies her grandchildren have, and label them by name, so she knows what to avoid in each dish, for each individual grandchild. Available recipes include strawberry pudding cake, pizza, mushroom smothered steak, ground beef burger and noodles, grilled sweet potatoes, and vegetable casserole.
Get a taste of Gooseberry Patch in this collection of over 20 favorite coffee & tea recipes! You can create yummy coffee shop treats right in your own kitchen with our Coffee & Tea cookbook. Full of our best-loved recipes, you'll find warm and creamy caramel cappuccino, razzleberry tea and iced honey coffee. And there are delicious, sweet delights like espresso biscotti, cherry coffee cake and vanilla-pecan quick bread. Lots of helpful tips too!
Remember when flying was glamorous and sexy, even fun? When airline food was gourmet, everyone dressed up for a flight, and stewardesses catered to our every need-at least in our imaginations? This classic memoir by two audaciously outspoken young ladies, who lived and loved the free-spirited stewardess life, jets you back to those golden days of air travel-from the captain who's as subtle as a 747 when he's on the make to the passenger who mistakes the overhead luggage rack for an upper berth; from the names of celebrities who were a pleasure to serve (and some surprising notables on the "bad guy" list) to the origins of some naughty stereotypes-Spaniards arethe best lovers, actors the most foul-mouthed. This huge bestseller, a First Class jet-age journal, offers a hilarious gold mine of outrageous anecdotes from the high-flying and amorous lives of those busty, lusty, adventuresome young women of the swinging '60s known as "stews. "
Wayne Silverton invites Jessica on the inaugural flight of his new airline from Boston to London. Jessica is thrilled to visit with her friend, George Sutherland of Scotland Yard. But their reunion hits turbulence when Wayne is murdered.
Jean Stevenson,a young black woman growing up through the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, experiences the difficulties of growing up as an African-American teenager in the 1960's and how she struggles with her parent's traditional values, her own awakening sexuality and the increasing political awareness.
Coffee Wilt Disease has cost African coffee farmers an estimated $1 billion to date, resulting from reduced yields and the extra costs incurred in trying to manage the disease.
These eighty-four practical devotions offer an accessible look into the enduring theology of John Calvin. Each day's devotion presents a short excerpt from Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, followed by a topical reflection by Donald K. McKim. The book is organized into eight sections and arranged for either daily or weekly devotional study. The sections are organized thematically, allowing readers the flexibility to delve into the topics they are most interested in. Readers will come away seeing Calvin as an eminently practical theologian with timeless insights into the Christian life.
From the author of "Saving Juliet" comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother's coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won't leave until he can reward Katrina's selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be...
MR. JANUARY Bryan Willard: Head hunk at the Coffeepot Inn His dream date: The lovely Lily...his new boss His problem: He's in over his head! Nothing much ever happened 'round here till Lily came along. I was happy enough running the Coffeepot Inn and staying out of trouble. But now, trouble is all I've got! See, Lily is just twenty-three--beautiful and sassy, but she doesn't know anything about the real world. And every single guy in town--not to mention some of the married ones--has his eye on her. Someone's got to protect her virtue. But who's going to protect me from her?
A twisted psychopath carries out the ultimate revenge . . .Salem University violinist Tanner Leo can't wait for her strict psychiatrist father to leave for Hawaii so she can have the house all to herself. But after he leaves, Tanner finds that she is not, in fact, alone: She has a madman for company.It starts when Tanner comes home from school to discover the housekeeper gone, her pocketbook suspiciously left behind. Someone else is in the house . . . someone who viciously attacks Tanner. She wakes up in her father's soundproof music room, a stranger in a terrifying Halloween mask sitting across from her.A prisoner in a silent torture chamber, Tanner frantically tries to figure out who her assailant is and why he's locked her in. But the worst is yet to come. As her friends search for her, Tanner must find an escape hatch--before a monster with a familiar face buries her alive in a coffin made just for her.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
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