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For Pete's Sake

by Geri Buckley

The death of her grandmother--the beloved matriarch of Langstown--has thrown preparations for the Fourth of July into chaos. But Pietra "Pete" Lang is nothing if not graceful under pressure. She plans on pulling off the town's festivities with aplomb. There are just a couple of details yet to deal with... One is the fireworks between her and her brother's celebrity divorce attorney. Two is the dead body in the freezer.

For Protection and Promotion: The Design And Implementation of Effective Safety Nets

by Azedine Ouerghi Emil Tesliuc Carlo Del Ninno Margaret Grosh

Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households manage risk, both ex ante and ex post; and they allow governments to implement macroeconomic or sectoral reforms that support efficiency and growth. To be effective, safety nets must not only be well intended, but also well designed and well implemented. A good safety net system and its programs are tailored to country circumstances, adequate in their coverage and generosity, equitable, cost-effective, incentive compatible, and sustainable. Good safety nets are also dynamic and change over time as the economy changes or as management problems are solved and new standards are set. Drawing on a wealth of research, policy, and operational documents from both academia and the World Bank's work in over 100 countries, 'For Protection and Promotion' provides pragmatic and informed guidance on how to design and implement safety nets, including useful information on how to define eligibility and select beneficiaries, set and pay benefits, and monitor and evaluate programs and systems. The book synthesizes the literature to date and enriches it with new examples on various program options-cash transfers (conditional and unconditional), in-kind transfers, price subsidies, fee waivers, and public works. It concludes with a comprehensive diagnostic for fitting safety net systems and programs to specific circumstances.

For Richer or Poorer

by Joann Ross

Once Married, Twice ShyFor Lily Van Cortland, Bachelor Arms was a new beginning for her and her unborn baby. Because of the battle with her dead husband's wealthy family-who wanted custody of her child-she needed her two best friends, Caitlin and Blythe, to help her start a new life. A life that would never again include a lying, cheating playboy. Mac Sullivan, the building's temporary handyman, was the kind of man she could want. Hardworking. Honest. Ordinary.Except Mac was lying about who he really was....

For Sale or Swap

by Alyssa Brugman

Shelby is convinced her reliable but ugly pony, Blue, is holding her back at Pony Club. If only she had a beautiful horse, everyone would see what a great rider she is. But how can Shelby buy a new horse when her parents can't even afford to pay her Pony Club fees? When she sees an ad for an eye-catching brown pony for sale or swap, Shelby thinks she's found the answer to all her problems. Maxshine Celtic Copper - otherwise known as Brat - seems perfect. But swapping a pony who's your best friend for a highly strung horse whose beautiful brown coat washes out with shampoo turns out to be a really bad idea. The race is on for Shelby and her friends to catch a horse thief, find her beloved Blue and return Brat to her rightful owners.

For Such a Time as This

by Ginny Aiken

Drought has forced farmers around the small town of Bountiful in the Hope region of Oregon to mortgage their property. Then word comes of plans for a spur line to run through the area and join the railroad in nearby Milton. Folks with money see an opportunity to fill their coffers by buying farmland cheap then selling to the railroad for a profit. The Bank of Bountiful, owned by Eli Whitman, appears to be doing that, as well.Widowed two years earlier, Eli, with a son and daughter to raise, sought a hard-working, educated Christian woman to care for them and his home. Olivia Moore filled the bill, and as soon as Eli recognized her as an excellent investment, he offered her first employment then a marriage of convenience.While Olivia is an excellent choice, her large family gives Eli pause. He knows about the problems posed by in-laws, so he will do whatever it takes to avoid a repeat of his earlier experiences.When Papa tells Olivia the Moore family must move according to Eli's terms for the new railroad line, she fears for their safety, since they'll be homeless during winter. Where will they go? How will they survive?It is up to Olivia to convince her husband to renege on his demands, though she swore before their marriage she would stay out of his business.

For the Baby's Sake

by Beverly Long

A baby changes everything...Detective Sawyer Montgomery never makes the same mistake twice. Burned in the past, he's learned to stay guarded when a beautiful woman is involved. Problem is, getting the key testimony to close a case requires a hands-on approach, because strong-willed counselor Liz Mayfield-not to mention the desire between them-is quickly getting under his skin.Now that his witness, Liz's client, has suspiciously vanished, joining forces and taking to the road in order to save the pregnant teen's life is their only option. But it soon becomes clear that the danger targeting Liz places her in need of protection. Sawyer's protection. And that this unexpected complication will test every fiber of Sawyer's legendary self-control...

For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes

by Terry Golway

Ireland's struggle for freedom reaches back much further into the annals of history than most of us can imagine. Since the eleventh century, when legendary king Brian Boru united the chieftains of Ireland to resist Viking invasion, countless individual leaders have fought to preserve and protect Ireland's political and cul-tural autonomy. In a chronicle of unprecedented breadth and authority, For the Cause of Liberty tells the stories of these heroes -- including both men and women, Catholics and Protestants -- who enabled the Irish to free themselves from the yoke of colonial oppression. Journalist Terry Golway reconstructs the entire thousand-year history of Irish nationalism, covering each benchmark event in Ireland's political evolution and presenting a vivid, epic tale of both the famous and unsung patriots who changed the course of Ireland's history. Among these are Wolfe Tone, a leader of the 1798 rebellion who cut his own throat rather than submit to a hangman; Kevin Barry, executed at age eighteen rather than turn informer on the eve of independence in 1921; and Bobby Sands, an IRA militant who died on a hunger strike in 1981, calling international attention to the conflict in Northern Ireland. The engaging and admirable story of how the Irish have saved themselves, For the Cause of Liberty is a peerless work of scholarship, and it offers a fresh context for the ongoing discussion of Ireland's political future.

For the Children

by Marin Thomas

Should She Run Him Off--Or Ask Him To Stay?Schoolteacher Johanna Macpherson has vowed that the children of Heather's Hollow will leave her school knowing the value of their Scotch-Irish heritage, but now one of those untrustworthy flatlanders is nosing around the village's mountain roads, on the trail of the legendary bootlegger Lightning Jack, and meddling in her objective. Sullivan Mooreland is pure city slicker. Ambitious and unnervingly sexy, the Seattle reporter, with his flashy red Corvette, is a sure sign of trouble to come. If Lightning Jack, her clan's most notorious moonshine maker, is exposed, everything Jo loves about the hollow will change. For the sake of the children and their future, she has to stop the handsome interloper from writing a story that will put their way of life in danger. But if she runs Sullivan off, what about her own--womanly--future?

For the Common Defense

by Peter Maslowski Allan R. Millett

Called "the preeminent survey of American military history" by Russell F. Weigley, America's foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history. This carefully researched third edition provides the most complete and current history of United States defense policy and military institutions and the conduct of America's wars. Without diminishing the value of its earlier editions, authors Allan R. Millett, Peter Maslowski, and William B. Feis provide a fresh perspective on the continuing issues that characterize national security policy. They have updated the work with new material covering nearly twenty years of scholarship, including the history of the American military experience in the Balkans and Somalia, analyzing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2001 to 2012, and providing two new chapters on the Vietnam War. For the Common Defense examines the nation's pluralistic military institutions in both peace and war, the tangled civil-military relations that created the country's commitment to civilian control of the military, the armed forces' increasing nationalization and professionalization, and America's growing reliance on sophisticated technologies spawned by the Industrial Revolution and the Computer and Information Ages. This edition is also a timely reminder that vigilance is indeed the price of liberty but that vigilance has always been--and continues to be--a costly, complex, and contentious undertaking in a world that continually tests America's willingness and ability to provide for the common defense.

For the First Time

by Stephanie Doyle

Being a father shouldn't feel this risky! There's not a lot former CIA agent Mark Sharpe hasn't done. Yet suddenly he's in a world of firsts-first time being a father, first time being self-employed...and first time being attracted to his employee. JoJo Hatcher, with her attitude, her tattoos and her investigative talents, tempts him in ways he can't explain. With each day she becomes more irresistible. How is he supposed to function in this messed-up situation? Then his teenage daughter, Sophie, is threatened. There's only one person he trusts to help him: JoJo. As they work to untangle the mystery, Mark imagines a future together that includes another first-family.

For the Girls' Sake

by Janice Kay Johnson

Lynn Chanak is living the nightmare every mother fears. There was a mix-up at the hospital. Her baby isn't hers. And the only way she can have the baby she gave birth to and keep the child she loves is to marry Adam Landry-a man she doesn't even know.Adam was devastated when his Jenny died. And his only consolation was their daughter. But as much as he loves Rose, he can't stand to think that the child Jenny carried for nine months will grow up without him. If marrying a stranger is what it takes to have both his daughters, then that's what he'll do. Even though he still loves Jenny....

For the Good of the Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry

by Georgia Heard Lucy Mccormick-Calkins

The principles of teaching poetry discussed are applicable to any classroom of student poets, regardless of age.

For the Highlander's Pleasure

by Joanne Rock

Scotland, 1306Violet of Caladan refuses to be any man's prize, though her father insists she marry a warrior who can protect their land from a vicious killer. Highlander Finn Mac Néill has answered her father's call for a champion to hunt the murderer, but it is Violet who catches the seductive warrior's eye. She cannot long resist Finn's sensual pursuit, blaming a faulty love potion for her heated response to him. But the longer she serves the Highlander's pleasure, the more she discovers her own desires⠦.

For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy

by Alexander Schmemann

An approach to the world and to life that stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. Deals with the issues of "secularism" and Christian culture, viewing them from the perspective of the Church as revealed and communicated in its worship and liturgy.

For the Love of Aimee: A Memoir

by Julie Riera Matsushima

A story of a grandmother's sacrifice and devotion to a beautiful baby girl who was diagnosed with massive irreparable brain damage. Aimee was one of the twin grandchildren born to author Julie Riera Matsushima. The author inspires the reader by demonstrating that supportive and involved grandparents can and do make a difference and invites the reader to share in the disappointments, challenges and amazing accomplishments Julie and Aimee experience together during Aimee's first ten years.

For the Love of Greys

by Bobbi Brinker

Bobbi Brinker's passion with raising exotic birds began as a hobby breeder over ten years ago. Her fascination with African Greys evolved into a theory of management techniques to improve the lives and increase the understanding of this most special companion bird. Her lifelong belief that education is the key to the successful management of any undertaking led to the establishment of ten bird mailing lists on the Internet. She hosts, and is co-owner of Bird911, the recovery network for lost and stolen birds. She is one of the major individual financial supporters of psittacine research at the University of Georgia.

For the Love of Ireland

by Susan Cahill

Welcome to the Ireland of its WritersWalk the streets of Dublin with Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Roddy Doyle. Contemplate the wild glens of Wicklow with John Millington Synge and Seamus Heaney. Wander the thrilling Cliffs of Moher with Wallace Stevens. Visit antic Limerick with Frank McCourt; mysterious Coole Park with Lady Gregory; breathtaking Sligo with William Butler Yeats; wild Donegal with Brien Friel; and hidden Clare with Edna O'Brien.No place has inspired more great literature than Ireland, which in each new generation gives birth to an astonishing number of poets, storytellers, and dramatists. For the literary pilgrim to arrive, book in hand, at the pub where Joyce set a scene or the mountain where Yeats imagined a myth is to uncover fresh meaning in the works of writers in love with their native landscape.In For the Love of Ireland, Susan Cahill offers the jewels of Irish literature. Each selection is followed by traveler's advice on how to find and fully experience the place that's about. Whether you take this book with you to Ireland or savor it in your armchair, you will be enriched, ennobled, and entertained by writers of remarkable range and at the top of their form.From the Trade Paperback edition.

For the Love of Krishna and Other Stories of Devotees

by Rajee Raman

8 stories from Hindu mythology

For the Love of Mike!

by Muriel Jensen

Welcome to Twin Oaks-the new B and B in Cooper's Corner. Some come for pleasure, others for passion-and one to set things straight...Check-in: The cozy Twin Oaks B and B...a perfect retreat for divorced dad and dentist Michael Flynn to kick back over spring break with his two young daughters-and his St. Bernard. Single mom and supermarket cashier Colleen O'Connor had the same idea for her and her two little boys...and their Siamese cat. Bad combination! No sooner had they arrived than the snow began, the kids started brawling and the cat went after the dog. Even Mike and Colleen were fighting-their attraction!Checkout: When Colleen finally admitted she wanted Mike, he made the outrageous proposal to join their families. She'd have to be crazy to say yes...or she'd have to be in love!

For the Love of Mike (Molly Murphy Mystery Series Book 3)

by Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy is starting to think the cards are stacked against her. She's determined to be a private detective, but she's finding many places in turn-of-the- century New York City where women are not welcome, something that's as frustrating to her fiery Irish pride as it is to her rapidly emptying pocketbook. Then two business opportunities pop up simultaneously. An aristocratic family in Dublin fears their daughter has fled to the New World with her unsavory boyfriend, and they hire Molly to track the two down and send the young woman back home. Before she has time to consider her good luck, she's asked to go undercover as a piece worker in the garment business and investigate a potential case of industrial espionage. Now, if she can only solve both cases without the help of Daniel Sullivan, the police captain who claims he loves her but who is engaged to someone else... Full of the rich detail of New York's teeming immigrant community and the colorful historical personalities of the age, For the Love of Mike is the triumphant third installment in Rhys Bowen's Agatha Award-winning series.

For the Love of Money

by Omar Tyree

"Those who create for the love of art are consistently getting better. But those who create for the love of money, those guys are forever getting worse." Tracy Ellison, the sizzling heroine of the bestselling Flyy Girl, returns in this razor-sharp sequel from acclaimed author Omar Tyree. From hard-knocks Philly all the way to glamorous Hollywood, Tracy Ellison has truly walked the walk. Now twenty-eight years old and a major movie star, Omar Tyree's uncompromising Flyy Girl is returning to her East Coast roots. As Tracy drops in to reconnect with friends, she seems on the brink of a happily-ever-after existence, armed as she is with over-the-top beauty, unstoppable attitude, and new mountains of cash. But is attaining success and happiness really as simple as Tracy makes it look? As she begins to address the uncertainties of her youth, Tracy's homecoming stirs up a string of difficult questions about past loves, ambivalent family ties, and her artistic ambitions. Crackling with honesty and passion, For the Love of Money is a triumphant continuation of the adventures of one of contemporary fiction's most outrageous young heroines.

For the Love of Pete

by Julia Harper

Dante Torelli is an undercover FBI agent assigned to protect a mob informant and his family. But when the informant's hiding place is blown, a baby girl is snatched by a ruthless hitman. Now, Dante must save the toddler, uncover the traitor in his department, evade various bad guys, and deal with the toddler's sexy aunt, all before the biggest mob trial in Chicago history, set to begin in just three days. When Zoe Adler's stepsister went into the witness protection program because of her sleazeball boyfriend, she wasn't supposed to tell anyone. Except the two sisters have always been close, and Zoe has been babysitting her niece, Pete, since her birth. What harm could it be to secretly get Zoe an apartment in the same building where the FBI is keeping the family under protection? So when someone inside the FBI turns and a hitman snatches Pete, Zoe is right there. During the shootout, she jumps into a sexy, uptight FBI agent's car and hangs on as he pursues the hitman. No matter what it takes, Zoe is going to bring her niece back.

For the Love of Physics

by Walter Lewin Warren Goldstein

"YOU HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE" is a common refrain in the emails Walter Lewin receives daily from fans who have been enthralled by his world-famous video lectures about the wonders of physics. "I walk with a new spring in my step and I look at life through physics-colored eyes," wrote one such fan. When Lewin's lectures were made available online, he became an instant YouTube celebrity, and The New York Times declared, "Walter Lewin delivers his lectures with the panache of Julia Child bringing French cooking to amateurs and the zany theatricality of YouTube's greatest hits." For more than thirty years as a beloved professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lewin honed his singular craft of making physics not only accessible but truly fun, whether putting his head in the path of a wrecking ball, supercharging himself with three hundred thousand volts of electricity, or demonstrating why the sky is blue and why clouds are white. Now, as Carl Sagan did for astronomy and Brian Green did for cosmology, Lewin takes readers on a marvelous journey in For the Love of Physics, opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power with which physics can reveal the hidden workings of the world all around us. "I introduce people to their own world," writes Lewin, "the world they live in and are familiar with but don't approach like a physicist--yet." Could it be true that we are shorter standing up than lying down? Why can we snorkel no deeper than about one foot below the surface? Why are the colors of a rainbow always in the same order, and would it be possible to put our hand out and touch one? Whether introducing why the air smells so fresh after a lightning storm, why we briefly lose (and gain) weight when we ride in an elevator, or what the big bang would have sounded like had anyone existed to hear it, Lewin never ceases to surprise and delight with the extraordinary ability of physics to answer even the most elusive questions. Recounting his own exciting discoveries as a pioneer in the field of X-ray astronomy--arriving at MIT right at the start of an astonishing revolution in astronomy--he also brings to life the power of physics to reach into the vastness of space and unveil exotic uncharted territories, from the marvels of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud to the unseeable depths of black holes. "For me," Lewin writes, "physics is a way of seeing--the spectacular and the mundane, the immense and the minute--as a beautiful, thrillingly interwoven whole." His wonderfully inventive and vivid ways of introducing us to the revelations of physics impart to us a new appreciation of the remarkable beauty and intricate harmonies of the forces that govern our lives.

For the Love of Ryan (Sweet Valley University #21)

by Francine Pascal Laurie John

Ryan Taylor is a hunk with an attitude. He's learned about life the hard way, and now no ties can hold him down--especially the emotional kind. Jessica Wakefield always gets what she wants. And now she wants head lifeguard Ryan Taylor. Can Jessica beat the competition and swim her way into Ryan's heart? Elizabeth Wakefield can't do anything right! And if she messes up one more time, she won't make lifeguard this year. Elizabeth needs to prove she can work harder than anyone else. But if gorgeous Ryan doesn't cut her a break soon, she may drown in the attempt.

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