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The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

by Gilbert King

On May 3, 1946, a seventeen-year-old boy was scheduled to die by the electric chair inside of a tiny red brick jail in picturesque St. Martinsville, Louisiana. Young Willie Francis had been charged with the murder of a local pharmacist. The electric chair-three hundred pounds of oak and metal- had been dubbed "Gruesome Gertie" and was moved from one jailhouse to another throughout the state of Louisiana. The switch would be thrown at 12:08 P. M. , but Willie Francis did not die. Miraculously, having survived this less than cordial encounter with death, Willie was soon informed that the state would try to kill him again in six days. Letters began pouring into St. Martinsville from across the country-Americans of all colors and classes were transfixed by the fate of this young man. A Cajun lawyer just returned from WWII, Bertrand DeBlanc would take on Willie's case-in the face of overwhelming local resistance. DeBlanc would argue the case all the way from the Bayou to the U. S. Supreme Court. In deciding Willie's fate the courts and the country would be forced to ask questions about capital punishment that remain unresolved today.

The Executioner (Robert Hunter #2)

by Chris Carter

Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims' minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim.

Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair

by Richard Moran

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other. In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the "age of electricity" when he illuminated Manhattan's Pearl Street with his direct current (DC) system. Six years later, George Westinghouse lit up Buffalo with his less expensive alternating current (AC). The two men quickly became locked in a fierce rivalry, made all the more complicated by a novel new application for their product: the electric chair. When Edison set out to persuade the state of New York to use Westinghouse's current to execute condemned criminals, Westinghouse fought back in court, attempting to stop the first electrocution and keep AC from becoming the "executioner's current." In this meticulously researched account of the ensuing legal battle and the horribly botched first execution, Moran raises disturbing questions not only about electrocution, but about about our society's tendency to rely on new technologies to answer moral questions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Executive Advantage

by Jacqui Grey

The pressures on executives to succeed, both internal and external, are intense. They are constantly fighting to make sense of their changing worlds and to make the right decisions for themselves, their teams and their business. Executive Advantage gives ambitious leaders the powerful strategies they need to become authentic 21st century leaders. It makes sense of the complexities faced by organizations, especially in the face of aggressive growth or, conversely, recession and downsizing. Any change presents challenges and it's the leader's role to tackle these head on. Understanding human needs, and the consequences of not meeting these needs, is key to effective handling of change, conflict and executive 'gremlins', the barriers and sticking points that can get in the way of optimal business performance. Leadership expert Jacqui Grey presents a 10 step solution for leaders who are looking to make a real difference in their business.

Executive Function in Education

by Lynn Meltzer

This uniquely integrative book brings together research on executive function processes from leaders in education, neuroscience, and psychology. It focuses on how to apply current knowledge to assessment and instruction with diverse learners, including typically developing children and those with learning difficulties and developmental disabilities. The role of executive function processes in learning is examined and methods for identifying executive function difficulties are reviewed. Chapters describe scientifically grounded models for promoting these key cognitive capacities at the level of the individual child, the classroom, and the entire school. Implications for teaching particular content areas reading, writing, and math are also discussed.

The Executive in Action

by Peter F. Drucker

Three complete Drucker management books in one volume -- Managing for Results, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and The Effective Executive with a new preface by the author.In his preface, Peter F. Drucker says: "These three books should enable executives -- whether high up in the organization or just beginning their career-- to know the right things to do;-- to know how to do them; and-- to do them effectively.Together, these three books provide The Toolkit for Executive Action."Drucker identifies and explains the practices, decisions and priorities for achieving business performance and executive effectiveness. These books cover "the three dimensions of the successful practice of management." Managing for Results was the first book to explain business strategy. Drucker shows how the existing business has to focus on opportunities rather than problems to be effective, for it is the opportunities that will bring growth and performance. Innovation and Entrepreneurship analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. It is a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions and new ventures have to know, learn and do to prepare and create the successful businesses of tomorrow. In The Effective Executive, Drucker discusses the five practices and habits that must be learned for executive effectiveness. Ranging widely through business and government, he demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious situations. Together, these three books have sold more than a million copies; they have been published throughout the world and continue to sell actively. These are essential works for the executive and manager by "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers." --Wall Street Journal

Executive Intelligence

by Justin Menkes

The final word on what traits make for highly successful managers--and a detailed explanation of how to identify potential standout performers. Executive Intelligence is about the substance behind great leadership. Inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, Justin Menkes set out to isolate the qualities that make for the 'right' people. Drawing on his background in psychology and bolstered by interviews with accomplished CEOs, Menkes paints the portrait of the ideal executive. In a sense, Menkes's work reveals an executive IQ--the cognitive skills necessary in order to excel in senior management positions. Star leaders readily differentiate primary priorities from secondary concerns; they identify flawed assumptions; they anticipate the different needs of various stakeholders and how they might conflict with one another; and they recognise the underlying agendas of individuals in complex exchanges. Weaving together research, interviews and the results of his own proprietary testing, Menkes exposes one of the great fallacies of corporate life, that hiring and promotion are conducted on a systematic or scientific basis that allows the most accomplished to rise to their levels of optimal responsibility. Finally, Menkes is a passionate advocate for finding and employing the most talented people, especially those who may have been held back by external assumptions.

Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have

by Justin Menkes

The final word on what traits make for highly successful managers - and a detailed explanation of how to identify potential standout performers. "Executive Intelligence" is about the substance behind great leadership. Inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, Justin Menkes set out to isolate the qualities that make for the 'right' people. Drawing on his background in psychology and bolstered by interviews with accomplished CEOs, Menkes paints the portrait of the ideal executive.

Executive Intent (Patrick McLanahan Series #16)

by Dale Brown

The deadliest strike will come from outer space. When America develops the most powerful defense system in history, will it be used to protect the nation--or will it be used to force universal domination? This question must be answered in the stillness of outer space and the corridors of the White House. The United States has just unleashed the most powerful weapon in history--a missile-launching satellite called Thor's Hammer that can strike anywhere on the planet in seconds. Now the United States stands unchecked in military dominance. Or does it? The world's other major superpowers, Russia and China, are rocked by America's development, and they scramble to respond by gaining control of the seas. When terrorists hijack Pakistani missiles and fire them at Indian cities, U.S. president Joseph Gardner has only one option: to use the untested Thor's Hammer. But something goes awry and the Hammer misses one of its targets, killing thousands of Pakistani civilians. In retaliation, Pakistan and the Middle East decide to give China strategic naval advantage by granting it access to Middle Eastern ports. To make matters worse, days after the crisis, Somali pirates board a Chinese freighter off the coast of Mogadishu and slaughter the crew. China responds by brutally attacking and then occupying Somalia, quickly setting up missile pads that can target U.S. naval ships across vital sea-lanes in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, as well as any ships transiting the Suez Canal. Now the U.S. high command is on red alert and the country's security is in total jeopardy. . . . Another flash point quickly emerges-in Earth's orbit. When Chinese and Russian spacecraft surround an American space station, the threat is clear: negotiate and compromise, or China and Russia will cripple the U.S. Navy with ballistic missiles. Retired Air Force lieutenant general Patrick McLanahan returns to assist the commander of the U.S. Space Defense Force, Kai Raydon. But can McLanahan and Raydon stop the Chinese and Russian spaceships? Or will the world's superpowers be plunged into a full-scale war? All the while, President Gardner must face threats from within when his own vice president begins to challenge his decisions-and maybe even his job. With Executive Intent, the New York Times bestselling master thriller-writer Dale Brown crafts an action-packed tale of intrigue and technological weaponry that pits the world's superpowers in a contest for Earth's oceans and ultimate high ground-space.

Executive Mother-To-Be

by Nicola Marsh

From employee to mommy-to-be. . . Career-girl Kristen Lewis is at the top of her field. She's driven, sensible--and her spur-of-the-moment decision to have one perfect night with sexy Nate was totally out of character! She puts it behind her. . . until she's faced with two shocks: she's pregnant. . . with her boss's baby! Nathan Boyd, one of Australia's leading entrepreneurs, buries himself in his work to forget his private torment. But now he's faced with a dilemma: the first woman to tempt him in a long time is his employee.

Executive Privilege

by Phillip Margolin

When private detective Dana Cutler is hired to follow college student Charlotte Walsh, she never imagines the trail will lead to the White House. But the morning after Walsh's clandestine meeting with Christopher Farrington, President of the United States, the pretty young coed is dead-the latest victim, apparently, of a fiend dubbed "the D.C. Ripper." A junior associate in an Oregon law firm, Brad Miller is stunned by the death row revelations of convicted serial killer Clarence Little. Though Little accepts responsibility for a string of gruesome murders, he swears he was framed for one of them: the death of a teenaged babysitter who worked for then-governor Farrington. Suddenly nowhere in America is safe for a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer who possess terrifying evidence that suggests the unthinkable: that someone at the very highest level of government, perhaps the president himself, is a cold and brutal killer.

Executive Sanction

by David Compton

Betrayed by the political game, a brilliant, idealistic campaign manager now finds himself chosen by the CIA for an extremely sensitive and volatile national security operation. Caught in a world of clandestine affairs and high-tech espionage, he becomes the key suspect in an explosive murder case that could cost him everything, including his life!

Executive Seduction

by Kristi Gold

When her sham engagement finally ended, celebrity chef Corri Harris was free to indulge in a steamy affair. Sexy studio executive Aidan O'Brien seemed to be just the remedy for her bruised ego. The problem? Aidan was her boss! With their illicit affair moving full steam ahead and no mention of commitment, Corri feared she'd become nothing more than Aidan's pet proté gé e. Once he'd taken her career as far as he could, would he discard her for another ingé nue?

Executive Sweet

by Sage Ardman

Kay Samson is fresh out of business school and has a job as a junior executive-or so she thinks. But the job turns out to be something else: a bizarre game of erotic high-finance business deals. Although it starts off innocently, with just a little teasing, the game draws her in deeper with each new deal, and thrills her more than she could ever imagine. Who would have thought that her brains and her beauty could work together so powerfully? Kays partner in this game is Dan Avery, the handsome CEO of the company. The two of them might seem like a perfect match, but neither wants to get romantically involved. Dan has a history of bad relationships, and refuses to wreck the game by having another bitter breakup. Kay is wary of men, who always lust for her looks and never care about whats inside. Besides, theyre both having too much fun manipulating unsuspecting businessmen. But with all the sexually-charged business deals going on, how long can they keep the game going and stay out of trouble? . . ". a fun read with touches of humour, sexual suspense and a peek into the secret world of city-slick dealers and fast wheelers. " -Romance Reviews Magazine "If you are tired of reading the same CEO and Average-Girl plot over and over again, then this book is for you . . . hilarious and pretty steamy at times. " -The Romance Review . . ". absolutely invigorating and refreshing. . . . I never wanted it to end. " -Liezels Book Blog . . ". a suspense filled contemporary romance, which will keep your interest until the last page is turned. . . If you enjoy a sizzling read, with a plot twist or two then Executive Sweet is a must have for your reading library. Sage Ardman is definitely an author on the rise. " -HEA Romances with a Little KICK . . ". makes the ordinarily dull sounding business world fun, dangerous, and sexy. " -Adrias Book Blog

The Executive's Guide to Information Technology

by John Baschab Jon Piot

This book helps the CEO, CFO, CIO, technology consultants, and newly promoted IT directors effectively navigate the Whitewaters of IT. For the CEO and CFO, this book offers an opportunity to learn how to choose and work with an IT leader. More importantly, they will learn the right questions to ask and the appropriate level of oversight necessary to ensure that IT becomes a competitive advantage for the company or, at a minimum, a well-run internal service department. For the CIO and IT management, this book offers an opportunity to more effectively lead IT as a member of the senior management team and as the operating head of the IT business within the business. In summary, this book is important reading. It offers practical, real-world insight and pragmatic no-nonsense approaches for people who have a stake in corporate IT. In today's rapidly changing and highly competitive environment, the more effectively you exploit and manage IT in your business, the more successful your company will be.

Executive's Pregnancy Ultimatum

by Emilie Rose

Flynn Maddox, The driven vice president of Maddox Communications, thought he was over his ex-wife, Renee. But when he learned that they were still married--and that she was trying to have his baby--he realized he had never stopped wanting her. it was time to put his fierce negotiating skills to good use. He would give her the baby she so desperately wanted. . . but not without getting her to sign off on some terms of his own.

The Executive's Vengeful Seduction

by Maxine Sullivan

Damien Trent's time for revenge was at hand. The Australian businessman had bided his time, waiting for Gabrielle Kane to return. She'd dared to leave his bed years ago without a word. . . but now she needed him if she was to save her family's company. And Damien would lend his help. . . but his price was Gabrielle's hand in marriage. With five years of waiting behind him, Damien had no plans on making this a marriage in name only.

Executor's Guide, The

by Mary Randolph J.D.

If you're faced with wrapping up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead -- especially when you're grieving. But with the right legal and practical information, you can do it. The Executor's Guide will help you make progress one step at a time by assisting you in navigating an unfamiliar land of legal procedures and terminology -- all while saving you time and money. It explains how to: prepare for the job of executor or trustee take your first steps claim life insurance, Social Security and other benefits make sense of a will what to do if there is no will determine whether probate is necessary care for children and their property file taxes deal with family members handle trusts look up your state's laws work with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts This edition has been updated to include expanded information on dealing with online accounts, as well as tables outlining key points of each state's laws, the latest information on estate taxes, and worksheets that help you stay organized and on track.

Executor's Guide, The

by Mary Randolph

The Executor's Guide shows someone who's wrapping up a loved one's matters how to proceed, step by step. It explains what must be done right away and what can wait, and guides readers through a land of unfamiliar legal procedures and terminology. It covers: * preparing for the job of executor or trustee * the first steps to take * claiming life insurance, Social Security and other benefits * making sense of a will * what to do if there is no will * how to determine whether probate is necessary * caring for children and their property * taxes * an overview of probate court proceedings * dealing with family members * handling simple trusts * looking up your state's laws * working with lawyers, appraisers, accountants and other experts The book contains tables that outline key points of each state's laws, the latest information on the new estate tax laws, and helpful worksheets.

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

by Philip K. Dick Jonathan Lethem Pamela Jackson

"A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn't a legend and he wasn't mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."--Jonathan Lethem. Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick's life and work. The e-book includes a sample chapter from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

Exemplary Instruction in the Middle Grades

by Diane Lapp

Offering fresh alternatives to common instructional practices that fail to get results, this accessible, highly practical guide highlights ways to motivate middle school students while enhancing content-area learning. Each chapter features an enlightening case study of a teacher whose current strategies are not supported by research; describes effective instructional alternatives, illustrated with concrete examples; and lists online resources and lesson examples. Emphasis is given to supporting critical engagement with texts and drawing on technology and new literacies. The book covers specific content areas-including science, social studies, math, and literature-as well as ways to teach oral literacy and writing across the curriculum.

Exercise and Wellness for Older Adults: Practical Programming Strategies (2nd edition)

by Kay A. Van Norman

This book is an introduction to aging and wellness and is an essential guide to creating exercise and wellness programs for older adults, regardless of age or physical challenge. The text provides a framework to help readers make the critical shift from expectations of decline to an age-neutral focus on maximizing functional ability.

Exercise Genomics

by Linda S. Pescatello Stephen M. Roth

Exercise Genomics encompasses the translation of exercise genomics into preventive medicine by presenting a broad overview of the rapidly expanding research examining the role of genetics and genomics within the areas of exercise performance and health-related physical activity. Leading researchers from a number of the key exercise genomics research groups around the world have been brought together to provide updates and analysis on the key discoveries of the past decade, as well as lend insights and opinion about the future of exercise genomics, especially within the contexts of translational and personalized medicine. Clinicians, researchers and health/fitness professionals will gain up-to-date background on the key findings and critical unanswered questions across several areas of exercise genomics, including performance, body composition, metabolism, and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Importantly, basic information on genomics, research methods, and statistics are presented within the context of exercise science to provide students and professionals with the foundation from which to fully engage with the more detailed chapters covering specific traits. Exercise Genomics will be of great value to health/fitness professionals and graduate students in kinesiology, public health and sports medicine desiring to learn more about the translation of exercise genomics into preventive medicine.

Exercises for Heart Health

by William Smith Fred M. Aureon

Fight the statistics of heart disease with an expert's help.Heart disease is the #1 health problem for both women and men in the United States. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and is linked to heart failure. Exercise is essential for a healthy heart, especially if you are at risk for or are recovering from heart disease.The latest book in the Hatherleigh Press "Exercises For" series, Exercises for Heart Health features an easy to follow exercise plan for both cardiac health and muscle strength. The book reviews the causes of heart disease, the affects of heart disease on your overall health and well being, and practical exercise routines for treatment. Exercises for Heart Health also features:* Up-to-date analyses of clinical treatments on heart disease* Daily exercise recommendations* A training log to track your progress. With clearly photographed exercises in easy-to-follow sequences and complete instructions, Exercises for Heart Health is a comprehensive visual resource. Written by Wiliam Smith, MS, NSCA, CSCS, MEPD, this book a useful, and possibly life-saving, reference to better health.

Exercises in Physical Geology (12th Edition)

by W. Kenneth Hamblin James D. Howard

This lab manual represents by far the best collection of photos of rocks and minerals-and one of the best compilations of exercises-available. With exercises using maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and other materials, this classic manual encompasses all the major geologic processes as well as the identification of rocks and minerals. The book is very useful for lab courses in Physical Geology.

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