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The Alliance has been fighting a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe... After a series of deadly engagements, the Alliance severely damaged and its arsenal is running low. Forced to halt in the Baldur Star System to raid the Syndic mines for raw materials, Geary is anxious to get moving again. But what should the fleet's next move be? The Syndics are starting to catch on to Geary's tactics, and as the Alliance ships jump from system to system, it's getting harder to keep one step ahead. What's more, Geary has started to piece fragments of intelligence together into a highly disturbing picture: The Syndics have been keeping the existence of another potential player in the war a secret--and this unknown power may have the means to annihilate the human race...
For years there have been dozens of books about training and how to do it more effectively, with more impact, with greater focus on performance, and so on, and on. Yet despite the surge of books and advice over the past decade, training departments continue to struggle to produce concrete results, and the value of training is constantly questioned. But some "upstarts" are achieving results in a radical, non-traditional way in small pockets around the world. Based on four years of Advantage Performance Group's groundbreaking work, and featuring numerous real-life stories and several illuminating case studies, this book shares the process, the journey, and the professional courage these professionals took to ensure that they were helping their organizations achieve important business results.
We've been conditioned to think that the CEO is the visionary who provides clear direction, but hero-leaders who make the headlines and become celebrities don't always have the skills to awaken the passion of those they lead. Attacking the myth that visions should come from the lone leader, Courageous Visions provides tools and resources that inspire employees at all levels to contribute and expand on the vision. The author, Martha Lasley, bases her book on the premise that personal visions are the spark for larger organizational visions.
This is the second edition of a popular book on combinatorics, a subject dealing with ways of arranging and distributing objects, and which involves ideas from geometry, algebra and analysis. The breadth of the theory is matched by that of its applications, which include topics as diverse as codes, circuit design and algorithm complexity. It has thus become essential for workers in many scientific fields to have some familiarity with the subject. The authors have tried to be as comprehensive as possible, dealing in a unified manner with, for example, graph theory, extremal problems, designs, colorings and codes. The depth and breadth of the coverage make the book a unique guide to the whole of the subject. The book is ideal for courses on combinatorical mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate level. Working mathematicians and scientists will also find it a valuable introduction and reference.
This new edition of Ferdinand de Saussure'sCourse in General Linguistics (1916) is the first critical edition of Saussure to appear in English. It also restores Wade Baskin's delightful original English translation (1959), which has long been unavailable. The founder of modern linguistics, Saussure inaugurated semiology, structuralism, and deconstruction and made possible the work of Jacques Lacan, French feminism, cultural studies, New Historicism, and postcolonialism. Based on the lectures that Saussure gave at the end of his life at the University of Geneva, the text of theCoursewas collated from notes taken by Saussure's students and published by Charles Bally, Albert Sechehaye, and Albert Riedlinger. Saussure traces the rise and fall of the historical linguistics in which he was trained, the synchronic or structural linguistics with which he replaces it, and the new look of diachronic linguistics subsequent to this change in scholarly perspective. Most important, Saussure presents the general principles of a new linguistic science which includes among its achievements the invention of semiology: the theory of the "signifier," the "signified," and the "sign" which they combine to produce. Relaunching Baskin's translation restores these terms and makes Saussure's thought once again clear and accessible. Baskin's translation allows readers to experience how Saussure shifts the theory of reference from mimesis to performance and expands the purview of poetics to include all media, including life sciences and environmentalism. The introduction to this new edition situates Saussure's position in the history of ideas and describes the history of scholarship that made theCourse in General Linguisticslegendary. New endnotes enlarge Saussure's contexts well beyond linguistics to include literary criticism, cultural studies, and philosophy.
A three-part course in one of the most vital subjects known to man: how to be happy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands . . . The simple lyrics of this nursery-school song tune small children in to the important life skill of recognizing and acknowledging good feelings within themselves. For adults, getting in touch with a sense of happiness is rarely so simple. It seems what so many of us need is an education on the subject . . . a virtual Course in Happiness. In this book, Mardi Horowitz draws on more than forty years of experience as a psychiatrist to provide readers with just this. According to Dr. Horowitz, in order to identify the root causes of our discontent, it is necessary to consider all the experiences, memories, and emotions that constitute selfhood, the true 'I' in each of us. A Course in Happiness guides readers through a strenuous but deeply rewarding education in mastering the three essential life skills that underlie the achievement of this level of self-understanding: * INTEGRATION: the ability to assemble all the pieces of one's self into a whole, understood, and respected 'me. ' * INTIMACY: the capacity to remain closely connected to the warmth of relationships with family, friends, and others in a social community. * INTEGRITY: an awareness of which of one's values are most dear and which are lower in priority-and then to be true to what is most important, even in the midst of conflict. A Course in Happiness offers a road map for achieving genuine contentment in life.
Picking up where A Return to Love leaves off, Gattuso applies the powerful teachings of A Course in Miracles to love, sex, and personal fulfillment in a book that has a message for everyone.
Who would you be without your fears and doubts? You are stronger than you know and more loved than you can imagine. A Course in Miracles is a path for those who yearn to dive into the ultimate love affair with their own life. This isn't a sugar pill--but instead it is a black belt in mental training that helps you choose to be who you're truly meant to be in all your circumstances. Discover a fearless love within that can help you succeed in anything: relationships, business, health, and true self-expression. In this book, you'll discover three breakthrough practices from A Course in Miracles, taught by best-selling author and beloved teacher Tama Kieves, a Harvard-Law-School-trained attorney who left her law career to write and has helped thousands worldwide to follow their calling and live in love instead of fear. Dare to become a Life Ninja and choose who you will be in this lifetime.
The girls of Pine Hollow face courses of action that could have negative results. Lisa Atwood is about to unload secrets on her boyfriend that could hurt him. Carole Hanson debates selling her beloved horse for a more competitive one. And Stevie Lake's campaign against Scott Forester in the election is causing problems with her boyfriend.
Two edge-of-your-seat, passionate military stories from bestselling authors Lindsay McKenna and Merline Lovelace...
WOULD THEY DESTROY EARTH IN ORDER TO SAVE IT? Conquered by the Jao twenty years ago, the Earth is shackled under alien tyranny-and threatened by the even more dangerous Ekhat, who are sending a genocidal extermination fleet to the solar system. Humanity's only chance rests with an unusual pair of allies: a young Jao prince, newly arrived to Terra to assume his duties, and a young human woman brought up amongst the Jao occupiers. But both are under pressure from the opposing forces-a cruel Jao viceroy on one side, determined to drown all opposition in blood; a reckless human resistance on the other, perfectly prepared to shed it. Added to the mix is the fact that only by adopting some portions of human technology and using human sepoy troops can the haughty Jao hope to defeat the oncoming Ekhat attack-and then only by fighting the battle within the Sun itself.
On May 15th, 2003 David McCullough presented The Course of Human Events as The 2003 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities in Washington, DC. The Jefferson Lecture is a tribute to McCullough's lifetime investigation of history. In this short speech, this master historian tracks his fascination with all things historical to his early days in Pittsburgh where he "learned to love history by way of books" in bookshops and at the local library. McCullough eloquently leads us through the founding fathers' attraction to history, letting us in on his composition of 1776 as well as the Pulitzer Prize winning John Adams. His obvious affection for history is inspiring, because it encompasses the whole reach of the human drama. In McCullough's able hands, history truly "is a larger way of looking at life."
She didn't know the rules of engagementGetting engaged to Marc van Borsele was the last thing Claribel wanted. Marc was the most annoying and exasperating man she had ever met! But, as the engagement was only pretense and she did owe Marc a favor, Claribel agreed. She soon discovered that make-believe can come true, even if you don't want it to! Before she knew it, Claribel found herself head over heels in love with her pretend fiancé. The course of true love never did run smooth....
Sentenced To Marry! Marry Brice McCormack to end their families' feud? Prudence Randolph would sooner wed a snake! The arrogant, know-it-all rancher might be a handsome devil and the sexiest man in Serenity, Texas, but he'd been the bane of Prudence's existence practically from the cradle. Heaven forbid Brice ever learn she was secretly attracted to him! Marry Prudence Randolph? Pretend to be madly in love? Brice swore the judge was crazy. It was time to ride for the hills ... because after claiming Pru's sweet lips in one breathtaking wedding kiss, Brice almost hoped this sentence was for life!
Sentenced To Marry! Marry Brice McCormack to end their families' feud? Prudence Randolph would sooner wed a snake! The arrogant, know-it-all rancher might be a handsome devil and the sexiest man in Serenity, Texas, but he'd been the bane of Prudence's existence practically from the cradle. Heaven forbid Brice ever learn she was secretly attracted to him! Marry Prudence Randolph? Pretend to be madly in love? Brice swore the judge was crazy. It was time to ride for the hills...because after claiming Pru's sweet lips in one breathtaking wedding kiss, Brice almost hoped this sentence was for life! THE WAY WE MET...AND MARRIED: A funny thing happened on the way to the wedding!
John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he's going to fight the war as a Marine. On the day of his high school graduation, he swears into the US Marine Corps and boards the plane to boot camp.All too soon he's in the jungle, a greenhorn member of "F" Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. Firing on an unseen enemy, burying friends killed by booby traps, and struggling with the notion that many people back home were totally opposed to the war, Nutting begins to wonder what are his odds of coming home? During a rescue mission gone wrong, a mortar round explodes beside his team, digging shrapnel deep into his leg. Aboard the surgical hospital ship, where he is sent to recover, he sees the indescribable injuries of Marines who had been captured and tortured by the North Vietnamese Army, and makes the decision to join the 3rd Marine Regimental Scout/Snipers at Camp Carroll. After the locals betray the scout/snipers assigned to help their village, resulting in the death of two of Nutting's buddies, Nutting finds an escape to sanity in marijuana. This begins his continuous recourse to the drug that lasts throughout his tour, done only in the bunker or when away on R&R-never in the field and never on duty. Despite his proven record, when he is caught in possession of marijuana, his arrest and the ensuing court martial changed his life and his reputation forever.
Novel about the Vietnam War written by a former Green Beret.
The End...or Just the Beginning?Gabe Miller's marriage ended so fast it had hardly begun. Which is why he couldn't quite believe his luck-or his "ex"-when she returned a few months later with the news that legally they were still husband and wife. And that the child she was carrying was his son.Gabe feared Marissa would bolt again, making a custody battle his only option-unless he could turn back the clock and woo her the way he should have during their whirlwind romance. But even with his boy's future at stake, mending fences with a woman-especially the one he loved-wasn't something the strong, silent type found easy to do....
The Court Midwife contains descriptions of obstetric techniques of midwifery and its attendant social pressures and riveting birthing scenes, sworn testimonials by former patients, and a brief autobiography.
In Christopher Moore's lively and engaging history of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, he traces the evolution of one of Canada's most influential courts from its origins as a branch of the lieutenant governor's executive council to the post-Charter years of cutting-edge jurisprudence and national influence.Discussing the issues, personalities, and politics which have shaped Ontario's highest court, The Court of Appeal for Ontario offers appreciations of key figures in Canada's legal and political history - including John Beverly Robinson, Oliver Mowat, Bora Laskin, and Bertha Wilson - and a serious examination of what the right of appeal means and how it has been interpreted by Canadians over the last two hundred years. The first comprehensive history of the Ontario Court of Appeal, Moore's book is the definitive and eminently readable account of the court that has been called everything from a bulwark against tyranny to murderer's row.
Someone draws Nina to the ancient courtyard. Someone from another time ... Who is Dominique? When Nina first sees her in the French Museum, she senses that there is something unreal about the strange, beautiful girl. In fact, Domi is from Napoleon's time, and she has come to get Nina's help. Domi's father was executed as a traitor during the French Revolution, and Domi is convinced that Nina can prove his innocence. But to save Domi's father, Nina will have to solve a mystery that has lasted two centuries. And she will have to travel back through time, back to France and the court of the stone children ....
Readers examine the evidence in 100 real court cases, act as judge, and render a verdict. After sufficient debate, alone or with friends, the official outcome is revealed with a turn of the page. Readers can judge the essence of the case and provide their own interpretations of how law and order should have been handed down and, because the cases are real, see if their decisions match those of the American justice system.
War hero seeks rich heiress Captain Adam Miller needs to find a wealthy bride! With a title to pass on and an estate in ruins, he must marry well and produce an heir to turn the family fortunes around. Yet despite the endless parade of eligible heiresses thrust before him, none can compare to the exquisite but penniless Jenny Hastings. The moment she sets eyes on the captain, Jenny is swept off her feet. But she has secrets that could change everything. When they come to light, will the captain still want her by his side? Officers and Gentlemen For duty, for honor, for love
Set amid the elegant châteaux of Belle époque France and the closely guarded world of nineteenth-century Persian women, Courtesan unfolds with the breathtaking cinematic sweep and stunning visual grandeur of an epic film. At its heart are three unforgettable women: Madame Gabrielle, the courtesan whose fateful liaison with the shah of Persia reverberates in the lives of her daughter, Françoise, and her rebellious and brave granddaughter, Simone, whose journey plunges her into the cutthroat diamond trade, where the secrets of an ancient culture may hold the truth she desperately seeks.
Amid the disapproving gossip of the Court, a royal romance defies all obstacles. The Court of François I is full of lust, intrigue, and bawdy bon temps- a different world from the quiet country life Diane de Poitiers led with her elderly husband. Now a widow, the elegant Diane is called back to Court, where the King's obvious interest marks her as an enemy to the King's favourite, Anne d'Heilly. The Court is soon electrified by rumors of their confrontations. As Anne calls on her most venomous tricks to drive Diane away, Diane finds an ally in the one member of Court with no allegiance to the King's mistress: his teenage second son, Henri. Neglected by his father and disliked by his brothers, Prince Henri expects little from his life. But as his friendship with Diane deepens into infatuation and then a romance that scandalizes the Court, the Prince begins to discover hope for a future with Diane. But fate and his father have other plans for Henri- including a political marriage with Catherine de Medici. Despite daunting obstacles, Henri's devotion to Diane never wanes; their passion becomes one of the most legendary romances in the history of France.