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Nancy and her friends hit the campaign trail in search of a political trickster in this fifth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series.Who knew a new sports field could cause so much drama? That's what Nancy, Bess, and George are investigating. Ever since George's cousin Carrie Kim announced her candidacy for city council, along with her platform of building a new football field and a state-of-the-art sports complex, someone has been trying to sabotage the campaign! Nancy has to go undercover as a member of the Green Club when she suspects they may be behind all of the mischief. When Carrie starts getting threatening notes and even some more sinister warnings, Nancy knows she needs to crack the case before someone gets hurt!
At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he'd buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly in view of the farm's communal dining room. Ludwig wrote letters, petitioned, forced public hearings, and discovered the provincial regulator cared little about landowners. After the oil company accidentally vented raw sour gas, Ludwig's wife miscarried. Hostilities against the oil company began with nails on the roads, sabotaged well sites, and road blockades. They culminated in death threats, shootings, and bombings. The RCMP recruited a Ludwig acolyte as an informant, and in an attempt to establish the man's credibility the police themselves blew up an equipment shack. Ludwig was charged with 19 counts of mischief, vandalism, and possession of explosives, and he was later convicted on five charges. This taut work of nonfiction, first published in 2002, won both a Governor General's Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for True Crime Writing. With the escalation of oil and gas extraction over the past decade, the unsettling questions Saboteurs raises about individual rights, corporate power, police methods, and government accountability are more relevant than ever.
Shortly after America's entry into World War II, Adolf Hitler ordered an extensive sabotage campaign against the United States to disrupt the production of tanks and airplanes and blow up bridges and railroads. Eight German saboteurs were dispatched across the Atlantic by U-boat, one team landing in Amagansett, Long Island, the other near Jacksonville, Florida. They brought with them enough money and explosives for a two-year operation and traveled inland to explore potential targets. The full story of this audacious endeavor is a remarkable account of a terrorist threat against America. Michael Dobbs describes the saboteurs' training in Nazi Germany, their claustrophobic three-week voyage in submarines, and their infiltration into American life. He explores the reasons each volunteered, and their links to a network of Nazi sympathizers in the United States. He paints a portrait of the group's leaders:George Dasch, a onetime waiter who dreamed of leaving his personal mark on history, and Edward Kerling, a fanatic Nazi caught between his love for his mistress and his love for his wife. And he shows how the FBI might never have captured the saboteurs had one of them not helped J. Edgar Hoover transform a hapless manhunt into one of his proudest accomplishments. A military tribunal, a historic Supreme Court session, and one of the largest mass executions in American history provide a stunning climax to a dangerous but failed mission.
From the authority on baseball research and statistics comes a vast and fascinating compendium of unique baseball lists and records. The SABR Baseball List & Record Book is an expansive collection of pitching, hitting, fielding, home run, team, and rookie records not available online or in any other book. This is a treasure trove of baseball history for statistically minded baseball fans that's also packed with intriguing marginalia. For instance, on July 25, 1967, Chicago's Ken Berry ended Game Two of a doubleheader against Cleveland with a home run in the bottom of the sixteenth inning -- Chicago's second game-winning homer of the day. The comprehensive lists include Most Career Home Runs by Two Brothers (Tommie and Hank Aaron have 768), Most Seasons with 15 or More Wins (Cy Young and Greg Maddux each have 18), and Highest On Base Percentage in a Season by a Rookie (listing every rookie above .400). Unlike other record books that only list the record holders -- say, most RBI by a rookie, held by Ted Williams with 145 -- SABR details every rookie to reach 100 RBI. Other record books might note the last pitcher in each league to steal home; here SABR has included every pitcher to do it. The book also includes a number of idiosyncratic features, such as a rundown of every player who has hit a triple and then stolen home, or every reliever who has won two games in one day. Many of the lists include a comments column for key historical notes and entertaining trivia (Bob Horner hit four home runs in a 1986 game, but his team lost). This is a must-have for every fan's library. Edited by Lyle Spatz, Chairman of the Baseball Records Committee for SABR
[From The Back Cover] "Sabrina thought being a country girl would be easy! The 4-H Club of Acorn County is having a fair, and all the kids at school have entered an event. Sabrina has decided to enter her friend Jason's calf and must care for it for a whole month. But nothing turns out quite the way Sabrina plans!" Once you get to know Sabrina, Allison, Katie and Randy you'll want to get in on all of their girl talk. There are over 30 more books in the Girl Talk series in the Bookshare Collection so you can start from the beginning with book #1, Welcome to Junior High, and continue with: #2 Face Off!, #3 The New You, #4 Rebel Rebel, #5 It's All in the Stars, #6 The Ghost of Eagle Mountain, #7 Odd Couple, #8 Stealing The Show, #9 Peer Pressure, #10 Falling in Like, #11 Mixed Feelings, #12 Drummer Girl, #13 The Winning Team, #14 Earth Alert!, #15 On The Air, #16 Here Comes The Bride, #17 Star Quality, #18 Keeping The Beat, #19 Family Affair, #20 Rockin' Class Trip, #21 Baby Talk, #22 Problem Dad, #23 House Party, #24 Cousins, #25 Horse Fever, #26 Beauty Queens, #27 Perfect Match, #28 Center Stage, #29 Family Rules, #30 The Bookshop Mystery, #31 It's A Scream!, #32 Katie's Close Call, #33 Randy and the Perfect Boy, #34 Shape Up, Allison, and Katie and Sabrina's Big Competition. More Girl Talk books are on the way.
Back Cover: Sabrina Matthews is a prostitute, one of many in this rough-and-tumble city. Miserable but with no way out, she finds herself confronted by a police officer who has been called to the night district where she lives and works. Sure she's in trouble, she instead finds herself befriended by Danny Barshaw and his wife, Callie. Through their kindness she walks away from the night district and into a new life - a life in Christ. But the men in Sabrina's past keep finding her. She has little choice but to leave Denver, choosing Token Creek in Montana Territory. The train trip is long and the future uncertain, but Sabrina soon finds work and friends in the church family, sure she has put prostitution completely behind her. However, some of her neighbors are still in that life. Unable to turn her back, Sabrina reaches out to them the way Danny and Callie did to her. And she's not the only one. Someone else reaches out as well, and Sabrina finds herself falling in love. In fact, he loves her in return, but Sabrina is convinced she's all wrong for him. Will he ever learn of her past, and if he does, how will he respond?
(Back Cover) If Sabrina Spellman can't open a mysterious antique gold locket and release the power trapped within, a family secret will be lost forever. "The secret to the locket lies in Rome.' says her father. So, with stowaway Salem in her backpack, Sabrina heads for Italy and the Eternal City of Rome. Once there, she meets Paul, the gorgeous American photographer who grabs her before she falls into the famous Trevi fountain. And in her charming pensione, Sabrina finds an unexpected roommate: Gwen, a British witch with a talking hamster named Stonehenge. Together, Sabrina and Gwen set out to solve the mystery of the locket-a story of love and betrayal that began centuries ago....
[From The Back Cover] "Sabrina Wells! You have just won ... Sabrina's entire family and friends think that she's crazy to enter yet another sweepstakes. This time, however, Sabrina just knows she's going to win. But nothing can prepare her for what actually happens when she does win." Once you get to know Sabrina, Allison, Katie and Randy you'll want to get in on all of their girl talk. There are over 30 more books in the Girl Talk series in the Bookshare Collection so you can start from the beginning with book #1, Welcome to Junior High, and continue with: #2 Face Off!, #3 The New You, #4 Rebel Rebel, #5 It's All in the Stars, #6 The Ghost of Eagle Mountain, #7 Odd Couple, #8 Stealing The Show, #9 Peer Pressure, #10 Falling in Like, #11 Mixed Feelings, #12 Drummer Girl, #13 The Winning Team, #14 Earth Alert!, #15 On The Air, #16 Here Comes The Bride, #17 Star Quality, #18 Keeping The Beat, #19 Family Affair, #20 Rockin' Class Trip, #21 Baby Talk, #22 Problem Dad, #23 House Party, #24 Cousins, #25 Horse Fever, #26 Beauty Queens, #27 Perfect Match, #28 Center Stage, #29 Family Rules, #30 The Bookshop Mystery, #31 It's A Scream!, #32 Katie's Close Call, #33 Randy and the Perfect Boy, #34 Shape Up, Allison, #35 Katie and Sabrina's Big Competition, # 36 Sabrina and the Calf-Raising Disaster, #37 Randy's Big Dream. #38, Allison To the Rescue, and #39 Katie and the Impossible Cousins. More Girl Talk books are on the way.
Tells the story of the Shoshone Indian girl who served as interpreter, peacemaker, and guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Northwest in 1805-1806.
Describes how Sacagawea found adventure guiding Lewis and Clark to the Oregon coast.
In 1920 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrants and devout anarchists, were accused of robbery and murder. Their subsequent trial and execution captivated the world and exposed many of the cultural and political tensions of 1920s America. Sacco and Vanzetti's supporters claimed the two anarchists had been persecuted for their beliefs and not their actions, while their detractors saw proof of the country's ability to protect itself from dangerous foreign elements. Michael Topp's unique collection of documents examines both sides and provides a clear presentation of the trial while emphasizing the broad historical context in which it was conducted. An interpretive introductory essay, document headnotes, a chronology, and questions for consideration provide further pedagogical support. A bibliographic essay and a brief discussion of artistic productions based on the trial are also included.
TREACHERY Spies, blackmail, and the shocking abduction of two beautiful women threaten to destroy Renno, the White Indian, in the eyes of his people.
From the days when the Seneca first roamed a virgin continent, the manitous--powerful spirits of the Indian nations--warned of danger. Now the prophecy comes to pass. Voodoo drums beat in the exotic isle of St. Domingue, and the evil has spread to America. A witch's charms and potions lure RENNO's innocent son, LITTLE HAWK. And Renno's beautiful daughter, RENNA, claims her destiny of horror, pride, and courage. POWER OF LOVE--President Thomas Jefferson knows the name and skill of Renno. To this proud sachem now comes a difficult duty: to save the Louisiana Territory for America... and to allow his sweet daughter to follow her heart. As Renno heeds his vision quest to travel a path of battle, Renna must follow her trail of desire and honor--to become a woman who chooses not tears but a totem of love, not surrender but a tomahawk of blood.
For all the moons of his manhood, REMNO, the white Indian, has ruled the Seneca with his might and wisdom. Then comes a day when the sun turns dark...a day when his people betray him and the bidding of the manitous. Decreeing that the magnificent shaman El-i-chi has broken a tribal taboo by marrying his precious Rose, the matrons cast her out. Now Renno must choose between his nation and the brother to whom he owes his love and life. Honor as unbreakable as steel decrees Renno's path--a dangerous road into the white man's treacherous world for a proud chieftain and the son whose birthright is only a bitter memory.
Will Rabjohns, perhaps the most famous wildlife photographer in the world, has made his reputation chronicling the fates of endangered species. But after a terrible accident, Will is left in a coma. And in its depths, he revisits the wildernesses of his youth and relives his life with a mysterious couple who have influenced his life as an artist and a man. When Will awakens, he sets out on a journey of self-discovery -- one where he will penetrate the ultimate mystery and finally unlock the secret of his destiny. Soaring, provocative and passionate, Sacrament is a masterwork from the pen of one of today's moist acclaimed authors.
The Sacraments provides an opportunity to encounter Christ in a full and real way. The focus of this course is to help the students to learn about the Seven Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, to enable them to more fully participate in them. The course also explores the history, scriptural foundation, and current practices of the sacraments. The Living in Christ Series * Makes the most of the wisdom and experience of Catholic high school teachers as they empower and guide students to participate in their own learning. * Engages students' intellect and responds to their natural desire to know God. * Encourages faith in action through carefully-crafted learning objectives, lessons, activities, active learning, and summative projects that address multiple learning styles. What you will find . . . * Each Living in Christ student book is developed in line with the U. S. Bishops' High School Curriculum Framework and provides key doctrine essential to the course in a clear and accessible way, making it relevant to the students and how they live their lives. * Each Living in Christ teacher guide carefully crafts the lessons, based on the key principles of Understanding by Design, to guide the students' understanding of key concepts. * Living in Christ offers an innovative, online learning environment featuring flexible and customizable resources to enrich and empower the teacher to respond to the diverse learning needs of the students. * The Living in Christ series is available to you in traditional full-color text and in digital textbook format, offering you options to meet your preferences and needs.
It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigment desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger, adventure, and perhaps even the supernatural. It is . . . SacrÉ Bleu In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his creative powers attempt to take his own life . . . and then walk a mile to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little "color man" Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's friends-baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec-who vow to discover the truth about van Gogh's untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late nineteenth-century Paris. Oh lÀ lÀ, quelle surprise, and zut alors! A delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history-with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure-SacrÉ Bleu is another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only, Christopher Moore.
Dying billionaire Trevor Stone hires private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaroto find his missing daughter. Grief-stricken over the death of her mother and the impending death of her father, Desiree Stone has been missing for three weeks. So has the first investigator Stone hired to find her: Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor. Patrick and Angie are led down a trail of half-truths and corruption into a world in which a therapeutic organization may be fronting for a dangerous and seductive cult, a high-tech private investigation firm may be covering up lethal crimes, and a stolen cache of millions in illegal funds may be tied to both disappearances and a tanker full of heroin. Nothing is what it seems as the detectives travel from the windblown streets of Boston to the rum-punch sunsets of Florida's Gulf Coast. And the more Patrick and Angie discover, the more they realize that on this case any wrong step will certainly be their last . . . Snappy dialogue, explosive action scenes, and original characters have become Dennis Lehane's trademarks. With Sacred, Lehane confirms his status as today's hottest young author of first-rate mysteries that are also smartly written literary novels.
On a Sunday in May 2008, an F-5 tornado struck the town of Parkersburg, Iowa, killing eight people and destroying 250 homes and businesses within 34 seconds. The next day, Parkersburg's beloved football coach, Ed Thomas, made a stunning prediction: 'God willing, we will play our first home game here on this field this season. ' One hundred days later, the home team scored a victory on the field they dubbed 'The Sacred Acre,' serving as a galvanizing point for the town to band together and rebuild. But just as Parkersburg was recovering, another devastating tragedy struck. While working with a group of football and volleyball players early one morning, one of Ed's former students walked in and gunned him down point blank. Ed Thomas was 58. The murder of this hometown hero spread across national news headlines. Ed's community and family reeled from shock. Yet the story doesn't end here. What happened next proves that even a double tragedy is no match for faith, love . . . and the power of forgiveness.
With the first two books in the Acacia Trilogy, Acacia and The Other Lands, David Anthony Durham has created a vast and engrossing canvas of a world in turmoil, where the surviving children of a royal dynasty are on a quest to realize their fates--and perhaps right ancient wrongs once and for all. As The Sacred Band begins, one of them, Queen Corinn, bestrides the world as a result of her mastery of spells found in the ancient Book of Elenet. Her younger brother, Dariel, has been sent on a perilous mission to the Other Lands, while her sister, Mena, travels to the far north to confront an invasion of the feared race of the Auldek. Their separate trajectories will converge in a series of world-shaping, earth-shattering battles, all rendered with vividly imagined detail and in heroic scale. David Anthony Durham concludes his tale of kingdoms in collision in an exciting fashion. His fictional world is at once realistic and fantastic, informed with an eloquent and distinctively Shakespearean sensibility.
The dust has barely settled in the Holy Land after a terrible raid on Temple Mount when a group of archaeologists in the Judean desert stumble upon a secret room inside a cave. Its walls are covered in Egyptian hieroglyphs and other symbols, including the curious image of a dolphin wrapped around a trident. There they discover an old clay jar, also bearing this unusual symbol, and containing an ancient scroll. . . Meanwhile, a covert and ruthless sect called The Sons of Light are planning to turn the world upside down. Their ancient secret safe beneath Egyptian sands, they still need a very specific strain of DNA - the DNA from a human skeleton, 2,000 years old, stolen from beneath Temple Mount. When they discover that American scientist Charlotte Hennesey actually shares this DNA, the race begins to kidnap the girl and prepare for the final battle.
Influential scholar Peter L. Berger explores the sociological underpinnings of religion and the rise of a modern secular society Acclaimed scholar and sociologist Peter L. Berger carefully lays out an understanding of religion as a historical, societal mechanism in this classic work of social theory. Berger examines the roots of religious belief and its gradual dissolution in modern times, applying a general theoretical perspective to specific examples from religions throughout the ages. Building upon the author's previous work, The Social Construction of Reality, with Thomas Luckmann, this book makes Berger's case that human societies build a "sacred canopy" to protect, stabilize, and give meaning to their worldview.
The Sacred Circle Tarot is rich with possibilities for personal growth. Each card is embedded with multi-leveled symbolic triggers for meditation. As you reflect upon the Major Arcana cards, you undertake "The Journey of The Fool"-a mystical trek that parallels your personal life journey and the evolution of spirit toward initiation. To clarify the stages of this spiritual journey and to evoke the Pagan nature of this deck, The Sacred Circle Tarot modifies the traditional names and sequential order of the Major Arcana cards. Thus, the zero card depicts The Green Man, who symbolizes primal energy. The Green Man triggers your evolution, propelling you through an unfolding spiral of experience, knowledge, and wisdom. Taken in order from zero to twenty-one, the The Sacred Circle Tarot cards lead you from the first awakening of consciousness to dissolution of your old self, initiation, rebirth, and enlightenment. As patterns and lessons emerge, you will start to understand where your life path is taking you. The fool's journey ends, but yours is only beginning.
Caroline Myss, author of the New York Times bestsellers Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don't Heal and How They Can, presents an exciting, highly original program in this long-awaited book. Based on her internationally popular workshop of the same name, Sacred Contracts is a brilliant synthesis of psychology, healing guidance, and spiritual insight.As a medical intuitive, Myss has found that people often don't understand their purpose in life, which has led to a spiritual malaise of epidemic proportions. This metaphysical disease in turn leads to depression, anxiety, fatigue, and eventually physical illness.But our purpose--our individual Sacred Contract--is often difficult to apprehend. For this reason, Myss developed an enjoyable and ingenious process for deciphering your own Contract using a new theory of archetypes that builds on the works of Jung, Plato, and contemporary thinkers. She first recounts how the concept of Sacred Contracts took form in myths and other cultural traditions through the ages. She then examines the lives of the spiritual masters and prophets--Abraham, Jesus, the Buddha, and Muhammad--whose archetypal journeys illustrate the four stages of a Sacred Contract and provide clues for discovering your own.With her signature motivational style and stories, Myss explains how you can identify your particular spiritual energies, or archetypes--the gatekeepers of your higher purpose--and use them to help you find out what you are here on earth to learn and whom you are meant to meet. In coming to know your archetypal companions, you also begin to see how to live your life in ways that make the best use of your personal power and lead you to fulfill your greatest--in fact, your divine--potential. In this process, you learn how to see your life--and the lives of others--symbolically, allowing you to manage your personal power without getting caught up in emotional drama. You will also learn how to fulfill your Sacred Contract: what you and only you are here on earth to do. Finally, Myss offers specific guidance for locating your physical and emotional vulnerabilities and healing any susceptible areas.Both visionary and practical, Sacred Contracts is a completely unique process of self-discovery and spiritual archaeology and a bold, powerful work of spiritual wisdom.From the Hardcover edition.
Drawn from the great works of contemporary American nature writing, this profound and beautiful collection celebrates the earth and explores our spiritual relationship with nature. Contributors include: Edward Abbey * David Abram * Diane Ackerman * Rick Bass * Wendell Berry * Rachel Carson * John Daniel * Annie Dillard * Gretel Ehrlich * Loren Eiseley * Louise Erdrich * Matthew Fox * Joahn Haines * Joan Halifax * Jim Harrison * Linda Hogan * Sue Hubbell * Aldo Leopold * Barry Lopez * Peter Matthiessen * Bill McKibben * Thomas Merton * Richard Nelson * John Nichopls * David Quammen * Chet Raymo * Gary Snyder * Wallace Stegner * Jack Turner * Terry Tempest Williams * Edward O. Wilson * and others
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