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Following their bestsellers Vulcan's Forge and Vulcan's Heart, Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz embark on a new trilogy chronicling the latter-day adventures of one of Star Trek' s most beloved characters, shedding new light on his world's shocking history. One year after the end of the Dominion War, the Romulan Star Empire comes under attack by a mysterious and alarmingly powerful enemy calling itself the Watraii, a species with a long-standing vendetta against the Romulans. Yet though they remain tenuously allied, the Federation, the Romulans, and the Klingons are unready to become embroiled in another sustained conflict, forcing Ambassador Spock, Admiral Uhura, Admiral Chekov, Captain Saavik, and some unexpected allies to defy their governments in order to meet the new threat head-on. But the first blood drawn may prove to be among the dearest of all. Unknown to the defenders, the secret behind the Watraii's attack is buried in Vulcan's violent ancient past, during the time of Surak himself, when the proto-Romulans -- staunch opponents of Surak's reforms -- were compelled to take their chances among the cold and distant stars. Now Spock must begin the first leg of a long and dangerous road to learn the truth...before his hopes for the future become ashes.
Shortly after the debut of Exorcism in 1920, Eugene O'Neill suddenly canceled production and ordered all extant copies of the drama destroyed. For over ninety years, it was believed that the play was irrevocably lost, until it was recently discovered that O'Neill's second wife had in fact retained a copy, which she later gave to the prolific screenwriter and producer Philip Yordan. In early 2011, Yordan's widow discovered the typescript of Exorcism--complete with edits in O'Neill's own hand--in her late husband's vast trove of papers. The discovery and publication of Exorcism, a relatively early play in the O'Neill corpus, furthers our knowledge of O'Neill's dramatic development and reveals a pivotal point in the career of this great American playwright. Revolving around a suicide attempt, Exorcism draws on a dark incident in O'Neill's own life. This defining event led to his first serious efforts to write. Exorcism displays early examples of O'Neill's unparalleled skills of capturing deeply personal human drama, and it explores major themes--mourning and melancholia, addiction and sobriety, tensions between fathers and sons--that would permeate his later work. According to Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library curator Louise Bernard, who acquired the play from a New York bookseller, "Exorcism might be read as a preparatory sketch that resonates powerfully with Long Day's Journey into Night, one that brings the O'Neill family drama full circle in ways at once intimate and grandly conceived."
Originally published in 1971, The Exorcist, one of the most controversial novels ever written, went on to become a literary phenomenon: It spent fifty-seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, seventeen consecutively at number one. Inspired by a true story of a child's demonic possession in the 1940s, William Peter Blatty created an iconic novel that focuses on Regan, the eleven-year-old daughter of a movie actress residing in Washington, D.C. A small group of overwhelmed yet determined individuals must rescue Regan from her unspeakable fate, and the drama that ensues is gripping and unfailingly terrifying. Two years after its publication, The Exorcist was, of course, turned into a wildly popular motion picture, garnering ten Academy Award nominations. On opening day of the film, lines of the novel's fans stretched around city blocks. In Chicago, frustrated moviegoers used a battering ram to gain entry through the double side doors of a theater. In Kansas City, police used tear gas to disperse an impatient crowd who tried to force their way into a cinema. The three major television networks carried footage of these events; CBS's Walter Cronkite devoted almost ten minutes to the story. The Exorcist was, and is, more than just a novel and a film: it is a true landmark. Purposefully raw and profane, The Exorcist still has the extraordinary ability to disturb readers and cause them to forget that it is "just a story." Published here in this beautiful fortieth anniversary edition, it remains an unforgettable reading experience and will continue to shock and frighten a new generation of readers.
She just wants a home, a hottie, and some kickin' boots. Does she really have to fight the devil to get them? After the creep who's married to her friend Kiki tries to assault her, Emme Vaughn finds herself in an all-night Walgreens at 3 a.m. with a quarter in her pocket and a rumble in her stomach. She sure does wish she'd gotten to eat her french fries before she had to kick and run. But God has his plan, and apparently tonight he means for her to whip some serious demon butt. Ever since her mom went crazy, Emme's been wary of the gift they share for seeing demons, but she's not about to let one get to her. So when an ugly beast lurks into Walgreens behind a dude who's clearly up to no good, Emme tells it exactly where it can go. Problem is, the beautiful guy beside her at the magazine rack just helped her conquer the nasty duo, and now he wants her to join a group of demon-fighters led by an aging exorcist bombarded by requests to deliver people from evil. Shoot, and all she really hoped for was some breakfast.
God finally gave X what she asked for. If only he would teach her how to use it. After three years and more creepy demons than she'd care to recall, Emme Vaughn has finally found her mama. Only the reunion doesn't go as X expected. It's not easy adapting to a new life in New Orleans, with a mother who was possessed by the devil until recently and a stepfather she didn't know existed. Especially when a mysterious stranger, her stepfather's charming and handsome protégé Jean-Paul, drives a wedge between Emme and Francis. Is the enigmatic outsider trying to replace her man? Or does he have a more sinister plan-- one she couldn't have imagined? Haunted by a mysterious ghost and threatened by a demon in her mama's house, X gets ready to rumble. She dons God's armor to face the evil force that has hunted her all her life, but first she must cast aside the little girl act and draw strength from all the celestial and worldly friends who have guided her this far. Once and for all, the devil has it coming . . . Exorsistah style.
Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients. This book's companion Web site includes review questions and figures for download in PowerPoint.
Describes the physical features, habits, history and uses of the Exotic cat breed.
In the French Quarter, two unearthly lovers explore the limits of their consuming hunger with some unique, non-human powers. In Tokyo, a newly arrived young woman eagerly investigates her wildest sexual fantasies in one of the city's erotic hideaways known aslove hotels. On the beach at Veracruz, the sensuous sea seduces a pair of strangers, who share an intoxicating tryst and go their separate ways. Lust, hunger, passion-find all this and more in these deliciously naughty tales from Spice Briefs. Bundle includesInvite Me Inby Delilah Devlin,Tokyo Rendezvousby Jina Bacarr andSoul Strangersby Eden Bradley.
Welcome to Exotica. . . a lush, sensual retreat where women can experience their most taboo fantasies. Step inside--and leave your inhibitions at the door. . . When her old friend Caroline invites her to Exotica for a week of pampering and pleasure, Lilli DeForrest has no idea what to expect. But when Rajan steps into her suite, the attraction is intense, immediate, overwhelming. He is her ideal lover--by turns tender, commanding, erotic. But, as Lilli is about to discover, Rajan's masterful touch is just the beginning. . . As manager of the luxurious retreat, Caroline Winter creates thrilling escapist fantasies for other women. Now she's about to live out a fantasy of her own: dark, exotic Kian will challenge her to accept the exquisite pleasures he offers. But what Caroline doesn't expect is the power of Kian's sensuality. . . surrendering to him means abandoning herself completely--and giving up all control. For Lilli, it's the chance to test the limits of her sexuality. For Caroline, it's trusting Kian with her most hidden desires even as she's uncovering his own guarded secret. And for both women, it's a journey into the hidden depths of fantasy--as they discover just how far they'll go in search of seduction, surrender, and pleasure beyond imagining. . . From the Trade Paperback edition.
"EXp3 Journalism" is an ideal journalism program for middle school students. The book concentrates on newspaper journalism using concepts and skills that are applicable to all areas of journalism. This program uses activities, highly readable text, extensive art, and practical exercises to encourage an enlightening learning experience.
How does one define the concept of "family"? Is it primarily a biological link, or purely a social construction? Can it be a combination of both? Does it have to be? In this age of single parents, alternative lifestyles, and joint custody, "family" has become a fluid term which reflects a sweeping change in society -- from the rigid structure of the nuclear family to a more diverse and inclusive circle of people that one refers to as family. The authors propose a new and more comprehensive way to think about human development and the life cycle,by widening the perspective of family therapy to include diversity of family forms and lifestyles, as well as cultural diversity. Their expanded view of family includes the impact and issues at multiple levels of the human system: the individual, family households, the extended family, the community, the cultural group, and the larger society. Some issues with expanded focus include race, class, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, spirituality, politics, work, time, community, values, and belief systems.
This classic family therapy text reflects changes in society away from orientation toward the nuclear family, toward a more diverse and inclusive definition of "family" and integrates theory and current research with clinical guidelines and cases.
A survey of Imperialist Europe, with particular regard to the British Empire.
Have you ever wondered why guru advice doesn't work for you? How can you possibly expect miracles in your life when you can't even get through the day? For most of Vitale's career, he's helped people understand how to improve their lives and live their dreams. During that time, he's also encountered many people who are convinced that it won't work and that all those great and wonderful things that happen to others will never happen for them. The world of self development seems inundated with the idea that positive thoughts will change your life. While that is part of the solution, it is only one part. Vitale believes that positive expectation coupled with action is the real key. A person can try to convince himself that he is happy, but if his mind is filled with counter intentions and self limiting beliefs that tell him otherwise, he will never make any progress. The only way to truly live one's dreams is to clear away those counter intentions and take total responsibility for one's own happiness. This book will teach you : · How your own thoughts and experiences create negative self talk · How to bring yourself to conscious awareness and affect change · How to be grateful for all the experiences in your life and use them for good · That we have the power to choose how we view the circumstances in our lives · What you tell yourself versus the reality of what is · How to live and be present in life rather than living in the past or future. This book presents the steps that can help you find your own inner miracle and will teach you how to expect miracles in your life each and every day.
Book three in the fast paced Team Hope series. Alaskan bush pilot Andee MacLeod has spent her life searching for the one thing that can stop her running, a family. Now Andee has one last flight to make before she heads down to the Lower 48 for the winter. But she has no idea one of her passengers is a terrorist. And another passenger is FBI agent Stirling "Mac" McRae. Mac and Andee are about to discover what it means to put their hope in eternity and Godplans, even in the darkest moments.
"You can't step in the same river twice." "Dogs bark at what they don't understand." "The doctor inflicts pain to cure suffering." The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus was famous for his brilliant and provocative sayings. Today, more than 2,500 years after they were written, his ideas about life, nature, and the cosmos remain as startlingly original as ever. In Expect the Unexpected (Or You Won't Find It), Roger von Oech uses thirty of Heraclitus' epigrams as springboards to dazzling creativity. Treating each saying as an inexhaustible source of inspiration, he supplies amusing anecdotes, mind-bending riddles, hidden jokes, and intriguing questions designed to topple old habits of thought and fire the imagination. Drawing on a cornucopia of examples from science, business, and the history of invention, as well as from literature (Through the Looking Glass) and popular culture (The Twilight Zone), von Oech shows you how to reverse your expectations, turn change to your advantage, create powerful metaphors, and avoid the pitfalls of "moreness" -- that is, assuming that more is automatically better -- to find novel solutions to even the most intractable problems. Anyone searching for new approaches to problem solving -- from managers to students to artists -- will find in this book an invaluable tool. Whether you read it from start to finish as a creativity workbook, treat each insight as a morning meditation, or consult the book as a daily oracle, Expect the Unexpected offers a welcome jolt to the imagination.
One of Wall Street's most powerful and lauded women shares her strategies for long-term success in any career.
Ellie hoped to buy the bookshop where she worked, so evenings she moonlighted as a cleaner at Alexiakis International. . . Until she overheard Dio Alexiakis discussing a top-secret deal, and he insisted that Ellie was an industrial spy! Ellie found herself on her way to Dio's island, and two days and nights of perfect passion. . . followed by an unexpected pregnancy. Dio had the perfect solution -- they'd marry for the baby's sake. By now, Ellie was in love with Dio, but could he learn to love his expectant bride?
Abby Summers, proud, pregnant..alone If Jack could get Abby to pose as his fiancee, surely it would only be a short step to the altar. Kind and genfle, Jack had always been Abbys protector-until the night he became her seducer, and she his willing partner. Devastated to find him gone the next morning, Abby was determined to carry on alone, even if she was expecting his baby. But when Jack found out the truth, he was equally determined to do the right thing. Did that mean allowing Abby into his life-and his heart?
With her son, Ryan, Jenna's moved back to Mendocino, where she's living and working at the Victoriana Bed and Breakfast. It's owned by the elderly Durhams--whose grandson, Adam, was her first love. And, in some ways, her last.... But that was fifteen years ago, before Adam abandoned her and his family for the bright lights and big city. For a successful career and a fast-track life. When Adam and Jenna rediscover each other, he wants her back.But much as Jenna knows she could love him again, she also knows there are too many obstacles between them. Too much history. Too many expectations. And now...her baby.But Adam's a very determined man. A man she has reason to love...
Once lauded as the wave of the African future, Zambia's economic boom in the 1960s and early 1970s was fueled by the export of copper and other primary materials. Since the mid-1970s, however, the urban economy has rapidly deteriorated, leaving workers scrambling to get by. Expectations of Modernity explores the social and cultural responses to this prolonged period of sharp economic decline. Focusing on the experiences of mineworkers in the Copperbelt region, James Ferguson traces the failure of standard narratives of urbanization and social change to make sense of the Copperbelt's recent history. He instead develops alternative analytic tools appropriate for an "ethnography of decline." Ferguson shows how the Zambian copper workers understand their own experience of social, cultural, and economic "advance" and "decline." Ferguson's ethnographic study transports us into their lives--the dynamics of their relations with family and friends, as well as copper companies and government agencies. Theoretically sophisticated and vividly written, Expectations of Modernity will appeal not only to those interested in Africa today, but to anyone contemplating the illusory successes of today's globalizing economy.
Expected Miracles explores the world of surgeons from their own perspective-how they perceive themselves, their work, colleagues, and communities. Recognizing that surgery is an art, a craft, a science, and a business, Joan Cassell offers, through poignant, painful, and thrilling descriptions, a vivid portrayal of the culture of surgery. Cassell has entered a realm where laypersons are usually horizontal, naked, and anesthetized. Using the central metaphor of the surgical "miracle," she illuminates the drama of the operating room, where surgeons and patients alike expect heroic performance. She takes us backstage to overhear conversations about patients, families, and colleagues, observe operations, eavesdrop on gossip about surgeons' performances, and examine the values, behavior, and misbehavior of surgeons at work. Said one Chief of Surgery, "You couldn't have a good surgeon who didn't believe in the concept of the Hero. " Following this lead, Cassell explores the heroic temperament of those who perform surgical "miracles" and finds that the demands and pressures of surgical practice require traits that in other fields, or in personal interactions, are often regarded as undesirable. She observes, "surgeons must tread a fine line between courage and recklessness, confidence and hubris, a positive attitude and a magical one. " This delicate balance and frequent imbalance is portrayed through several character sketches. She contrasts the caring attention and technical mastery of The Exemplary Surgeon with the theatrical posturing of The Prima Donna and the slick showiness and questionable morals of The Sleazy Surgeon. She also identifies the attributes that surgeons admire in each other. They believe that only peers can really evaluate each other, and, while doctors might not speak negatively about colleagues in public, the community of surgeons exerts considerable pressure on its members to perform competently. Unlike "doctor-bashing" chronicles, Expected Miracles seeks to understand the charismatic authority of surgeons, its instability, and its price-to surgeons and to patients. Author note: Joan Cassell is a research associate in the Department of Anthropology of Washington University and the editor of Children in the Field: Anthropological Experiences (Temple).
After a disastrous relationship left Hannah Bingham pregnant and alone, she knew returning to Merlyn County was the right thing to do, even if it meant facing her family and owning up to her mistakes. What she hadn't counted on was the attention of her very grown-up teenage crush, Eric Mendoza. Tall, dark, devastating...and devoted to his career. Eric said his idea of success was a corner office, but his considerate actions spoke louder. Hannah knew he wanted home and hearth, and she had the perfect job lined up for her sexy executive...as dad!
When Lauren Seville unexpectedly finds herself pregnant, it's the end of life as she knows it. . . and the beginning of everything she's dreamed of. But when she finds the perfect place for her soon-to-be family of two, she is blindsided by her anything-but-maternal attraction to her sexy new landlord. From the minute Lauren moves into the cottage on his estate, she arouses Gavin O'Donnell's fiercest protective instincts. And as her delivery date nears, the independent mother-to-be awakens something else in the real-estate tycoon: his yearning to be a daddy.
"He says you'll never be hurt as much by being open as you have been by remaining closed."The messenger is a school janitor with a master's in art history who claims to be channeling "from both sides of the veil." "He" is Adam, a three-year-old who has never spoken an intelligible word. And the message is intended for Martha Beck, Adam's mother, who doesn't know whether to make a mad dash for the door to escape a raving lunatic (after all, how many conversations like this one can you have before you stop getting dinner party invitations and start pushing a mop yourself?) or accept another in a series of life lessons from an impeccable but mysterious source.From the moment Martha and her husband, John, accidentally conceived their second child, all hell broke loose. They were a couple obsessed with success. After years of matching IQs and test scores with less driven peers, they had two Harvard degrees apiece and were gunning for more. They'd plotted out a future in the most vaunted ivory tower of academe. But the dream had begun to disintegrate. Then, when their unborn son, Adam, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, doctors, advisers, and friends in the Harvard community warned them that if they decided to keep the baby, they would lose all hope of achieving their carefully crafted goals. Fortunately, that's exactly what happened.Expecting Adam is a poignant, challenging, and achingly funny chronicle of the extraordinary nine months of Martha's pregnancy. By the time Adam was born, Martha and John were propelled into a world in which they were forced to redefine everything of value to them, put all their faith in miracles, and trust that they could fly without a net. And it worked.Martha's riveting, beautifully written memoir captures the abject terror and exhilarating freedom of facing impending parentdom, being forced to question one's deepest beliefs, and rewriting life's rules. It is an unforgettable celebration of the everyday magic that connects human souls to each other.From the Hardcover edition.
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