- Table View
- List View
Rick Santorum made his name in the 2012 presidential race with his principled conservatism. To understand Santorum's worldview and vision for America, there is no better source than his New York Times bestselling book, It Takes a Family.It Takes a Family is one of the most profound and comprehensive books of political thought ever written by a politician. Santorum offers a penetrating look at the social, political, and economic shifts that have hurt American families--and a principled, genuinely conservative plan for reversing this slide.Here Santorum explains his core beliefs, laying out a humane vision that he believes must inform public policy if it is to be effective and just. Politicians of both parties, he shows, fail to address the way Americans truly live their lives: in families, neighborhoods, churches, and communities. It Takes a Family is animated by an appreciation for the civic bonds that unite a community--an appreciation that lies at the heart of genuine conservatism.
It Takes a Parent: How the Culture of Pushover Parenting Is Hurting Our Children -- and What to Do About itby Betsy Hart
Syndicated columnist and mother of four Betsy Hart presents a passionate, provocative argument against today's "parenting culture"-parents who put their kids on a pedestal, shy away from discipline, and cede the power to take decisions, large and small, to their children. Covering hot topics, from spanking and discipline to giving kids way too many choices, this commonsense book shifts the focus back to the role and responsibilities of parents for guiding the character and hearts of their children, so they'll grow up to be responsible adults themselves.
Bad boy Jack Stillman loves a challenge--and sexy workaholic Alexandria Tremont is turning out to be a big one! Still, he's sure that one dose of the Stillman charm will have Alex out of the office--and into his bed! Alex Tremont has never met anybody so infuriating, so stubborn--so outrageously irresistible--as Jack Stillman. But with her career on the line, not to mention a fiance pushing to set the date, Alex really shouldn't be appreciating Jack's antics, in the boardroom or in the bedroom. Then again, she'd had no idea how closely they'd be working...But could she trust her sexy rebel not to sweet-talk his way out of her life as easily as he'd charmed his way into it?
Hilarious and heartbreaking, profane and profound, It Takes a Worried Man is the true story of a young husband and father whose life is changed forever by his wife's breast cancer diagnosis. Following Brendan Halpin's cranky, irreverent and lustful thoughts through the diagnosis and treatment of his wife, Kirsten, It Takes a Worried Man is an unflinching and raw look at how cancer transforms a family. It's also the funniest book about cancer you'll ever read.
This book is a horror story and a comedy, but, most of all, it is a love story written when the author's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the story of what happens to a man who fears that his best friend might leave him forever.
A yet heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.
It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences.: A Writer’s Guide to Crafting Killer Sentencesby June Casagrande
Great writing isn't born, it's built-sentence by sentence. But too many writers-and writing guides-overlook this most important unit. The result? Manuscripts that will never be published and writing careers that will never begin. In this wickedly humorous manual, language columnist June Casagrande uses grammar and syntax to show exactly what makes some sentences great-and other sentences suck. With chapters on "Conjunctions That Kill" and "Words Gone Wild," this lighthearted guide is perfect for anyone who's dead serious about writing, from aspiring novelists to nonfiction writers, conscientious students to cheeky literati. So roll up your sleeves and prepare to craft one bold, effective sentence after another. Your readers will thank you.
From the book: On March 20, 1994, the day Lewis Grizzard died-America lost an important and opinionated and angry and loving and controversial voice. Worst of all, it lost a funny voice, a voice that saw the absurd and hilarious side of everyday life-from the battle between the sexes to the hypocrisy of political blather to the all important differences between good ol' Georgia bulldog-rooting Southerners and Harvard-attending Yankees. If Lewis Grizzard fought for anything, he fought for Americans to keep their sence of humor. He railed against political correctness-largely because it is nearly impossible to smile and to be politically correct. He ranted and raved against what he called the Thought Police-because it is surely not possible to laugh when someone is telling you what to think and how to act. There have been few writers whose points of biew were as personal and as direct as Lewis's.. Yet, there are few writers who have been as misunderstood as Lewis was. Yes, he was fierce in his beliefs, but Lewis didn't care if you shared his opinions. He was more interested in making his readers think. Or shaking them up. Or just plain getting them teed off. If he had to express an outrageous opinion to do so, so be it. It Wasn't Always Easy, but I Sure Had Fun, is a book of outrageous opinions, in fact it's full of Lewis Grizzard's most outrageous opinions. It is the book Lewis was working on when he died. It contains what he thought represented the best of the last decade of his writing. Over the years, there was nothing that Lewis shied away from talking-sex, Politics, culture, men, women, mothers, fathers, dogs, honor, racism, the past, the present, or the future. And rarely has there been a writer whose own presence so dominated his writing. So when you're reading this book, you're not just reading what Lewis Grizzard thought, you're reading what Lewis Grizzard was. As Lewis final word, It Wasn't Always Easy but I sure Had Fun is a fitting tribute. And yes, Lewis, we do promise that even without you to remind us, we will somehow manage to ignore the Thought Police and keep on laughing. Other books by Lewis Grizzard are available from Bookshare.
Need help from someone who has actually "been there and done that"? This comprehensive guide provides the all the information you need to plan and implement a complete ministry with children of all ages. Produced in partnership with the International Network of Children's Ministry, this guide features numerous articles written by experienced children's workers. The enclosed CD-ROM makes it easy to access and customize forms. This one-source guide covers multiple topics, from safety concerns and technology to spiritual formation. Ideal for children's pastors, educators, and leaders, whether paid or volunteer.
From the first moment Vincentio di Vivaldi, a young nobleman, sets eyes on the veiled figure of Ellena, he is captivated by her enigmatic beauty and grace. But his haughty and manipulative mother is against the match and enlists the help of her confessor to come between them. Schedoni, previously a leading figure of the Inquisition, is a demonic, scheming monk with no qualms about the task, whether it entails abduction, torture - or even murder. The Italian secured Ann Radcliffe's position as the leading writer of Gothic romance of the age, for its atmosphere of supernatural and nightmarish horrors, combined with her evocation of sublime landscapes and chilling narrative.
This is a major new account of the role and performance of the Italian army during the First World War. Drawing from original, archival research, it tells the story of the army's bitter three-year struggle in the mountains of Northern Italy, including the eleven bloody battles of the Isonzo, the near-catastrophic defeat at Caporetto in 1917 and the successful, but still controversial defeat of the Austro-Hungarian army at Vittorio Veneto on the eve of the Armistice. Setting military events within a broader context, the book explores pre-war Italian military culture and the interactions between domestic politics, economics and society. In a unique study of an unjustly neglected facet of the war, John Gooch illustrates how General Luigi Cadorna, a brutal disciplinarian, drove the army to the edge of collapse, and how his successor, general Armando Diaz, rebuilt it and led the Italians to their greatest victory in modern times.
Who can resist bruschetta rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, almond-studded biscotti dipped in coffee or wine, and, of course, a thin-crusted pizza with fresh, sweet tomatoes and tangy mozzarella? These Italian classics that Americans know and love are just the beginning; there are a wealth of other equally delicious breads and sweets waiting to be discovered. In this groundbreaking classic--now thoroughly updated for today's modern kitchen--Carol Field introduces artisanal doughs and techniques used by generations of Italian bakers. Every city and hill town has its own unique baking traditions, and Field spent more than two years traversing Italy to capture the regional and local specialties, adapting them through rigorous testing in her own kitchen. Field's authentic recipes are a revelation for anyone seeking the true Italian experience. Here's a chance to make golden Altamura bread from Puglia, chewy porous loaves from Como, rosemary bread sprinkled with coarse sea salt, dark ryes from the north, simple breads studded with toasted walnuts, succulent fig bread, and Sicilian loaves topped with sesame seeds. The Italian Baker is the only comprehensive book, in English or Italian, to cover the entire range of Italian baking, from breadsticks and cornetti to focaccia, tarts, cakes, and pastries. There is even a chapter on using leftover bread--with recipes ranging from hearty Tuscan bread soup to a cinnamon and lemon-scented bread pudding. Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for best baking book, The Italian Baker was also named to the James Beard Baker's Dozen list of thirteen indispensable baking books of all time. It has inspired countless professionals and home cooks alike. This latest edition, updated for a new generation of home bakers, has added four-color photography throughout, plus new recipes, ingredients and equipment sections, source guides, and weights. One of the most revered baking books of all time, The Italian Baker is a landmark work that continues to be a must for every serious baker.
He'd bargained on a bride, but not on a baby! Arlene Russell may be naive and vulnerable, but she's more than a match for arrogant Italian Domenico Silvaggio d'Avalos. Arlene refuses to become Domenico's mistress. Though her business is in trouble, she won't be bought! But Domenico is determined to make Arlene his convenient bride. Especially when she gives him a Christmas gift greater than money could buy!
A waitress by day and office cleaner by night, Kathy labors to forget her traumatic past. Until the evening when impossibly rich, ruthless and handsome Sergio Torrente takes her virginity. It doesn't take Sergio long to find out about Kathy's damning history--or that she's carrying his baby. He cannot love her, but he will marry her and be a father to their child!
Katie Bannister is prim, perky and petite. Worlds apart from her boss, the dangerous, daring and devilishly handsome Rigo Ruggiero. When she steps into his jet-set world, Katie's sensible brown shoes suddenly seem very out of place. And as Rigo's assistant there's no desk to hide behind. . . . When she accompanies the magnificent Italian to his newly inherited Tuscan palazzo, Katie witnesses the wolf entering his lair. Finally Rigo has come home--and he's ready to undo Miss Prim's buttons!
Sexy Italian billionaire Lazzaro Ranaldi chooses women like he chooses his cars--they must be sleek, sexy and easily upgraded to a new model. But there's something about Caitlyn that tempts him. . . . Lazzaro believes Caitlyn isn't as innocent as she seems. He won't be played for a fool! He'll get his revenge by cutting her out of his heart--and putting his ring on her finger!
Italy, the country with a hundred cities and a thousand bell towers, is also the country with a hundred cuisines and a thousand recipes. Its great variety of culinary practices reflects a history long dominated by regionalism and political division, and has led to the common conception of Italian food as a mosaic of regional customs rather than a single tradition. Nonetheless, this magnificent new book demonstrates the development of a distinctive, unified culinary tradition throughout the Italian peninsula. Alberto Capatti and Massimo Montanari uncover a network of culinary customs, food lore, and cooking practices, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, that are identifiably Italian: o Italians used forks 300 years before other Europeans, possibly because they were needed to handle pasta, which is slippery and dangerously hot. o Italians invented the practice of chilling drinks and may have invented ice cream. o Italian culinary practice influenced the rest of Europe to place more emphasis on vegetables and less on meat. o Salad was a distinctive aspect of the Italian meal as early as the sixteenth century. The authors focus on culinary developments in the late medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, aided by a wealth of cookbooks produced throughout the early modern period. They show how Italy's culinary identities emerged over the course of the centuries through an exchange of information and techniques among geographical regions and social classes. Though temporally, spatially, and socially diverse, these cuisines refer to a common experience that can be described as Italian. Thematically organized around key issues in culinary history and beautifully illustrated, Italian Cuisine is a rich history of the ingredients, dishes, techniques, and social customs behind the Italian food we know and love today.
Anne Casale invites you into her kitchen to share the special secrets behind hundreds of home-style recipes that have been part of her family's heritage for years and years.A second-generation Italian American and the head of her own cooking school, she takes you by the hand and shows you how to make her father's succulent veal roast, her Nonna Louisa's very own homemade pasta, savory soups based on her mother's perfect broth, sumptuous desserts from her pastry-chef father-in-law, and scores of her own wonderful originals. Best of all, she explains the recipes so carefully and clearly that you are sure to start your own new tradition of deliciousItalian Family Cooking-- Clam-Stuffed Mushrooms-- Melt-in-Your-Mouth Fried Mozzarella-- Linguine with Tomato-Garlic Sauce-- Penne with Mushrooms and Prosciutto-- Delectable Five Layer Pasta Pie-- Pan-Fried Lamb Chops with Lemon Juice-- Chicken Legs Stuffed with Sausage and Scallions-- Fillets of Sole Florentine-- Mussels with Hot Tomato Sauce-- Zucchini with Roasted Peppers-- Fluffy Potato Pie-- Ricotta Mousse with Raspberry Sauce-- Espresso Cream Tart-- Sicilian Cassata with Chocolate Frosting ...and many more!For beginners and experts alike, here's a cookbook full of old-fashioned warmth, wisdom, and goodness -- updated for you and your kitchen.
Thirty-four-year-old Manhattan accountant Cat Connelly has always lived life on the safe side. But after her little sister gets married, Cat wonders if she has condemned herself to a life of boredom by playing by the rules. She decides to take a chance for once, accepting an invitation to spend a month with an old flame in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco is short-lived, and she finds herself suddenly alone in Rome. Now, she must see if she has the courage to live outside the lines for the first time - and to face a past she never understood. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn't always work out the way you expect, but sometimes you have to have fall in order to fly.
Dr. de Luca's proposal Orlando de Luca is the archetypal Italian--smooth, handsome and charming! His dedicated professionalism is only matched by his playboy bachelor ways...until he meets his new colleague, Eleanor Forrest. Ellie is only in Italy to find her family, not to embark on an affair. Yet the chemistry between them is undeniable. So when Ellie becomes a patient herself, she finds that the only person she wants to rely on is the dashing Dr. de Luca.
3 Harlequin Presents stories featuring passionate Italian men: The Italian's Marriage Demand by Diana Hamilton, The Marchese's Love-Child by Sara Craven, and Public Wife, Private Mistress by Sarah Morgan. The Italian's Marriage Demand Millionaire Italian Ettore Severini was ready to marry-until he learned that Sophie Lang's innocent sensuality disguised a petty thief!When Ettore saw Sophie again, she was living in desperate poverty-with a baby. She denied the child was Ettore's-but then she denied the theft, too. . . ;. Ettore had never forgotten her. Now marriage would bring him his son. . . ;revenge. . . ;and Sophie, at his mercy! The Marchese's Love-Child When aristocratic Alessandro Valessi discovers the existence of his love child, he is determined to be part of Polly Fairfax's life! But Polly has been raising the child alone-and she doesn't want or need her son's father, especially after the arrogant Italian count hurt her so badly. . . . But Alessandro leaves Polly no choice; he will fight her for custody of their child, unless Polly does as he commands. . . and agrees to marry him immediately! Public Wife, Private Mistress Only one woman can help arrogant Rico Crisanti's injured sister: his estranged wife, Anastasia. In public: Rico demands that Stasia be the perfect wife-loyal, doting and faithful!In private: She will be a slave to his passionate demands. However, Rico hadn't bargained on becoming infatuated with Stasia. Stasia fears that once Rico's sister recovers she will be cast aside. . . . Will her role as Rico's wife be over for good?
How regional Italian cuisine became the main ingredient in the nation's political and cultural development.
The Italian army, unlike those of the British and French, did not use tanks in combat during World War I and, by November 1918, only one training unit equipped with French Schneider and Renault tanks had been formed. Consequently, during the 1920s the Italian army had just one single tank type in its armoured inventory - the Fiat 3000. Only in 1927 was the first tank unit formed as a branch of the infantry and not as an independent organization, while the cavalry rejected the idea of both tanks and armoured cars and decided to stand by the use of horses for its mounted units. Between 1933 and March 1939, a further 2,724 CV 33 / L 3 tanks were built, 1,216 of which were exported all over the world. By the time Italy entered the war in June 1940, the army had 1,284 light tanks, 855 of which were in combat units, including three armoured divisions. Variants of the CV 33 / L 3 tanks included flame-throwers, bridge-layers, recovery vehicles, and a radio command tank. Some L 3 tanks were still in use in 1945, by both the Germans and the German-allied Italian units of the Repubblica Sociale.
Italian Literature before 1900 in English Translation provides the most complete record possible of texts from the early periods that have been translated into English, and published between 1929 and 2008. It lists works from all genres and subjects, and includes translations wherever they have appeared across the globe. In this annotated bibliography, Robin Healey covers over 5,200 distinct editions of pre-1900 Italian writings. Most entries are accompanied by useful notes providing information on authors, works, translators, and how the translations were received.Among the works by over 1,500 authors represented in this volume are hundreds of editions by Italy's most translated authors - Dante Alighieri, Machiavelli, and Boccaccio - and other hundreds which represent the author's only English translation. A significant number of entries describe works originally published in Latin. Together with Healey's Twentieth-Century Italian Literature in English Translation, this volume makes comprehensive information on translations accessible for schools, libraries, and those interested in comparative literature.
With her livelihood hanging in the balance, single mom and restaurateur Victoria Heart has one choice--a shocking proposal from arrogant hotelier Antonio Cavelli: he'll secure her future but take her freedom!Antonio has no time or want for love, but it is expected he will marry and produce children. A convenient wife would suit him perfectly--especially one with a ready-made heir! But Victoria's body responds so willingly to his slightest touch--he's not sure how long their arrangement will stay strictly business!
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the "Using Bookshare" page in the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivona's Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.