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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Penelope Douglas delivers an unforgettable New Adult romance that toes the fine line between love and hate.... My name is Tate. He doesn't call me that, though. He'll barely refer to me at all, and he'll hardly ever speak to me. But he still won't leave me alone. We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I've been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got worse as time wore on. I even went to Europe for a year, just to avoid him. But I'm done hiding from him now, and there's no way I'll allow him to ruin another year. He might not have changed, but I have. It's time to fight back. When one brave young woman stands up to her best friend Jared, now tormenter, the consequences go beyond anything either of them ever would have imagined.... Praise for Bully: "Bully was a wonderfully addictive read that kept my heart racing from start to finish. I could not put it down! 5 stars!!"--Aesta's Book Blog "A heated and passionate novel, full of feeling and intensity that will appeal to the reader seeking an emotional rush."--IndieReader.com Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, then a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans. She and her husband have one daughter.
A landmark book that blazed light on one of the business world's dirtiest secrets, The Bully at Work exposed the destructive, silent epidemic of workplace bullying that devastates the lives, careers, and families of millions. In this completely updated new edition based on an updated survey of workplace issues, the authors explore new grounds of bullying in the 21st century workplace. Gary and Ruth Namie, pioneers of the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying, teach the reader personal strategies to identify allies, build their confidence, and stand up to the tormentor - or decide when to walk away with their sanity and dignity intact. The Namies' expertise on workplace bullying has been featured in such media outlets as The Early Show, CBS Radio, The Howard Stern Show, CNN, PBS, NPR, USA Today, and theWashington Post.
'There is a book that teaches how to be a bully, and it will ruin Eric Haskins' life. It all starts when his best friend, Donovan, ditches him and befriends Adrian Noble, the tallest kid in class, and a karate-kicking 10-year-old Eric calls Jason Crazy-Pants. The three boys systematically tease and humiliate Eric, eventually turning the entire class against him. When even that isn't enough, they sabotage the friendship of his grade-school crush, Melody Miller. ?How did 5th grade go so wrong so fast? Adults offer little help: Eric's single mother doesn't listen, and Tony Clark, the school's principal, misinterprets every situation. In a chance encounter with a 6th grade loser, Eric learns of a school-district-wide conspiracy theory: "The Bully Book. " According to local legend, a devious 10-year-old wrote a Machiavellian manifesto for the 5th grade, instructing its readers how to gain power in the school. The Bully Book's lynchpin is the selection of a "Grunt"-the kid who will become "the lowest of the low. " The Grunt unites the class around a common goal (making his life miserable) and gives the possessor of The Bully Book a platform on which to demonstrate his dominance. The Grunt is selected through a specific, but mysterious process. Eric believes that discovering the specifications used to determine the Grunt will allow him to change himself in the necessary way, and escape The Bully Book's all-encompassing grasp. ?Eric becomes a detective of The Bully Book, seeking out its former Grunts in the middle school, perusing historical documents, and even coming into possession of a single page of the storied text. Meanwhile, the world is growing up around him. Melody begins "going out" with one of his key tormentors, Jason Crazy-Pants, and his mother carries on a relationship with Tony Clark, his principal. ?The story of The Bully Book is told in chapters that alternate between entries from Eric Haskin's journal and passages from the actual Bully Book. As the novel progresses, the two documents inform each other and their relationship is made clear, while Eric grows ever closer to The Bully Book and the dark secret at the heart of Arborland Elementary School.
What Hath TR Wrought?"I don't think that any harm comes from the concentration of power in one man's hands." --Theodore RooseveltThe notion that Theodore Roosevelt was one of America's greatest presidents is literally carved in stone--right up there on Mount Rushmore. But as historian Jim Powell shows in the refreshingly original Bully Boy, Roosevelt's toothy grin, outsized personality, colossal energy, and fascinating life story have obscured what he actually did as president.And what Roosevelt did severely damaged the United States.Until now, no historian has thoroughly rebutted the adulation so widely accorded to TR. Powell digs beneath the surface to expose the harm Roosevelt did to the country in his own era. More important, he examines the lasting consequences of Roosevelt's actions--the legacies of big government, expanded presidential power, and foreign interventionism that plague us today. Bully Boy reveals:* How Roosevelt, the celebrated "trust-buster," actually promoted monopolies * How this self-proclaimed champion of conservation caused untold environmental destruction* How TR expanded presidential power and brought us big government* How he heralded in the era of government regulation, handicapping employers, destroying jobs, and harming consumers* How he established the dangerous precedent of pushing America into other people's wars even when our own national interests aren't at stake* How this crusader for "pure food" launched loony campaigns against margarine, corn syrup, and Coca-Cola* How Roosevelt inspired the campaign to enact a federal income tax that was supposedly a tax on the rich but became a people's taxBully Boy is both a groundbreaking look at a pivotal time in America's history and a powerful explanation of how so many of our modern troubles began.From the Hardcover edition.
Discover the real bully dogs and the truth about these often-misunderstood yet ever-popular canines. The whole fraternity of bully breed owners and devotees will revel in this long-overdue celebration of the six bull-and-terrier dogs that are the focus of this Kennel Club Classic edition.
As harrowing as Lord of the Flies and as unsettling as Larry Clark's Kids, Bully is the true story of an unspeakable act of revenge committed by ordinary, middle-class teenagers. Unlike anything you have ever heard of - or even imagined - before, Bully reveals the virulent hatred and lust for control that lurked within one boy. At once startling and mesmerizing, Bully asks just what kind of vengeance is justified for society's cruelest people. Jim Schutze's trademark. precision and investigative savvy bring us into the confusing, duplicitous world of Bobby Kent and Marty Puccio, who grew up together in a peaceful beach community of Fort Lauderdale. Best buddies since boyhood, they shared a love for fast cars, fun-loving girls, and their weight-toned bodies. At their core, however, the boys couldn't have been more different. Marty was gentle and kind and would go to any length to please others. Bobby, meanwhile, was a bully. His spirit was mean, his will strong, and his modus operandi sadism. Bobby's ambition was to rule his pack and to dominate Marty and his girlfriend, Lisa. At the end of the eleventh grade, their psychological, physical, and sexual weaknesses were Bobby's prey. What these suburban teenagers did one night on the swampy edge of the Everglades is a harrowing commentary on our society and the intensity of adolescent rage. But just as startling are the lengths to which the kids' parents went to protect their young and what their actions reveal about the meaning of individual responsibility at the close of the century.
From his bestseller "Wonderful Life" to his splendid essays on endlessly interesting variations of evolution, Gould has raised the art of scientific writing to new heights. Whether his topic is typewriter design, the technical triumph of Voyager or Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak, Gould holds our attention.
"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on natural history. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can work himself into a corkscrew of ideas and improbable allusions paragraph after paragraph and then, uncoiling, hit it with such power that his fans know they are experiencing the game of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York Times Book Review
Today's preeminent biographer for young people brings to life our colorful twenty-sixth president. Conservationist, hunter, family man, politician, Teddy Roosevelt commanded the respect and admiration of many who marveled at his energy, drive, and achievements. -- "An outstanding portrait of one of America's favorite characters that should have a place in all children's collections". -- School Library Journal, starred review, -- "This colorful, idiosyncratic President, long a biographer's favorite, has never been portrayed with more beguiling wit, precision, and honesty. An excellent book".
At long last a guidebook for employers that discusses workplace bullying from America's unrivaled leaders and creators of the workplace bullying consulting institute. Managers will learn how and why to stop bullying; prepare executives to lead the campaign and to resist undermining efforts of subordinates; and create a new, positive role for human resources. Outlining the required steps, The Bullying-Free Workplace includes information on how to create a preventive policy that brings consequences, like never before, when violated. The authors discourage half-hearted, short-term fixes that are prevalent today, and present their signature Blueprint methodology to successfully protect employee health and eradicate the psychological violence from organizations.
Eleven-year-old Martin goes through a typical phase of growing up-feeling misunderstood. Martin knows something must change, and gradually he comes to realize some of the changes must begin in him.
Washington Territory, 1886 Jacob and Nell Ellstrom step from ship to shore and are struck dumb by the sight of their new home--the Harbor, a ragged township of mud streets and windowless shacks. In the years to come this will be known as one of the busiest and most dangerous ports in the world, and with Jacob's station as the only town physician, prosperity and respect soon rain down on the Ellstroms. Then their son, Duncan, is born, and these are grand days, busy and full of growth. But when a new physician arrives, Jacob is revealed as an impostor, a fraud, and he flees, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.Years later, on a fated Fourth of July picnic, Duncan Ellstrom falls in love. Her name is Teresa Boyerton, and her father owns the largest sawmill in the Harbor. Their relationship is forbidden by class and by circumstance, because without Jacob there to guide him, Duncan has gone to work for Hank Bellhouse, the local crime boss. Now, if Duncan wants to be with Teresa, he must face not only his past, but the realities of a dark and violent world and his place within it.Told from various points of view, Brian Hart's novel follows the evolution of the Harbor from a mudstamp outpost to a city that rivals the promise of San Francisco. The Bully of Order is a meditation on progress, love, and identity; a spellbinding novel of fate and redemption--told with a muscular lyricism and filled with a cast of characters Shakespearean in scope--where everyone is as much at the mercy of the weather as they are of the times.
The gap between rich and poor has never been wider... legislative stalemate paralyzes the country... corporations resist federal regulations... spectacular mergers produce giant companies... the influence of money in politics deepens... bombs explode in crowded streets... small wars proliferate far from our shores... a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for Doris Kearns Goodwin's highly anticipated The Bully Pulpit--a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine--Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White--teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S. S. McClure.
Choice's Outstanding Academic Title list for 2013 In today's schools, kids bullying kids is not an occasional occurrence but rather an everyday reality where children learn early that being sensitive, respectful, and kind earns them no respect. Jessie Klein makes the provocative argument that the rise of school shootings across America, and childhood aggression more broadly, are the consequences of a society that actually promotes aggressive and competitive behavior. The Bully Society is a call to reclaim America's schools from the vicious cycle of aggression that threatens our children and our society at large. Heartbreaking interviews illuminate how both boys and girls obtain status by acting "masculine"--displaying aggression at one another's expense as both students and adults police one another to uphold gender stereotypes. Klein shows that the aggressive ritual of gender policing in American culture creates emotional damage that perpetuates violence through revenge, and that this cycle is the main cause of not only the many school shootings that have shocked America, but also related problems in schools, manifesting in high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-cutting, truancy, and substance abuse. After two decades working in schools as a school social worker and professor, Klein proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends--transforming school bully societies into compassionate communities.
Jessica thinks twins shouldn't have secrets from each other, yet she isn't telling her twin Elizabeth that her club, The Unicorns, is forcing Grace to pull pranks and even have lunch with the class bully, before Grace can join. Elizabeth has secrets of her own. She and some friends are planning to trick Dennis into spending the night in Dead Man's Cave in hopes that scaring him will stop Dennis from giving black eyes, spoiling art projects with black paint and breaking kids' glasses. Only one boy knows the deadly secret of Dead Man's Cave and he doesn't tell until it's too late. What will the kids do when they put the bully in the worst danger of his life?
Big Eddie is nothing but a big bully. He pushes Arlo in a puddle. He throws Robby's mitt away. He even steals their soda. Arlo and Robby are sick of being picked on. But how can they get back at Big Eddie? The boys in this book don't just cry about their trouble. They don't have to fight with him to make Eddie the bully stop. They make a surprise for Eddie that will end their bully troubles. They show that little boys can be clever and get the upper hand over bigger, badder, kids. This book would be enjoyed especially by kids one through three, but is written so that kids who find reading frustrating will be able to read it happily, without struggling. Pictures are described. They add details and humor to the story.
Physical, emotional, verbal, and now cyber bullying are an increasing problem in our nation's schools and within our children's social networks. How can we understand it? Community leaders and activists Gómez and Arroyo worked with children, teenagers, and parents-both the victims and the bullies-to put together this searing anthology of original essays, poetry, plays, and commentary on how bullying has affected their lives.
Bullies made Andrew's whole seventh-grade year a nightmare. Bullies forced Jaevon to change schools and get into fights. Emily's "friends" picked at her until she was a carcass. From all kinds of backgrounds, kids and grownups talk openly about their experiences of being bullied. Their honest, moving stories will resonate with the many children who have undergone bullying of all kinds-emotional and physical-and who have tried to deal with it alone or with help. Arresting photos by Steven Vote draw us into the lives of these brave people.
This big-picture look at bullying by community psychologist Dr. Louise Hart and her co-author, Kristen Caven (other books include The Winning Family and On the Wings of Self-Esteem), takes on the challenge of correcting the common and widespread parenting practices that contribute to today's bullying epidemic.Drawing from psychological, medical, sociological, educational, and neurological research, they build a theory of bullying that spans across communities and generations, one that will ring a bell for most parents. The book teaches hundreds of specific, positive practices to turn the next generation of children into richly developed, healthy adolescents and adults who possess what the authors lightly label "ZORGOS," the superpower that defeats bullying. The overall intent is not just to stop a single bullying incident, but to develop immunity in today's children to future bullying events. The Bullying Antidote shows how parents and community leaders, by becoming educated about the mechanics of power dynamics and prevention, can build bully-free, emotionally safe families, neighborhoods, and communities.Some of the things parents will learn in this book:1. Parenting styles that can either nurture or interrupt bullying behaviors2. Three ways parents with good intentions unknowingly raise bullies3. What bullying is and what it is not4. What to do when your child is bullied, bullies, or witnesses bullying5. How to build a child's core strengths and competencies6. How assertive communication is non-violent communication7. How nurture and structure balance family life and emotions8. How to build your authority without being a dictator9. Ten ways to build resilience10. How to use technology positively at all agesThe authors provide an online resource for readers of this book. Search zorgos.wordpress for links, notes, a discussion guide and an author interview.
Through personal accounts and revelations, this book explores bullying at work and offers solutions to help overcome this stressful, often isolating experience facing many women and men. Based on three years of research, Andrea Adams plots the destructive forces currently eroding the professional lives of many people. By tracing the psychological origins of bullying at work this book investigates the effect of past relationships on the present, providing both individuals and organizations with a deeper understanding of why things can go so badly wrong. Through advice and guidance, it offers a way forward for all those who value the need for psychological well-being at the workplace.
School bullies are a fact of life, but what can parents really do to protect their children? Keith Vitali, a martial arts expert who has offered his advice on Oprah and given seminars around the country, provides the answer in Bullyproof Your Child. His book presents advice to parents on identifying the signs of verbal bullying, physical bullying, and cyberbullying and offers techniques proven to help children faced with bullying. Now any mom and dad can build a child's confidence, offer advice on parrying verbal abuse, and--as a last resort--teach appropriate self-defense strategies. Vitali explains exactly what bullies are and what motivates them, recounts real-life incidents that provide insight into the physical and emotional harm bullies can inflict, and details his self-defense techniques with more than 150 color photographs and easy-to-follow, step-by-step descriptions. No child should live in fear of a bully, and no parent should be without Vitali's invaluable advice. Now they won't have to.
My father was killed on 9/11. When eighth grader Bart Rangely is granted a "mercy" scholarship to an elite private school after his father is killed in the North Tower, doors should have opened. Instead, he is terrorized and bullied by his own mentor. So begins the worst year of his life.
My father was killed on 9/11.When eighth grader Bart Rangely is granted a "mercy" scholarship to an elite private school after his father is killed in the North Tower, doors should have opened. Instead, he is terrorized and bullied by his own mentor. So begins the worst year of his life.
Fans of true dog stories, Jack Russell terriers, and African wildlife will want to check outBulu! Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan-former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit differe...
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