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Both a riveting courtroom drama and a real-life thriller, A Just Defiance tells the story of four young black South Africans who were arrested for a string of political murders in 1987. In gripping prose, Peter Harris--the white lawyer who defended the men--describes how he came to understand, while constructing the case to save the defendants from the death penalty, the chain of events that led them to undergo training at ANC camps in Angola and return to their homeland to execute some of the apartheid regime's most notorious collaborators. The shocking twists and turns of the high-profile trial kept the public in suspense during the dying days of apartheid. Harris's account of the trial is intercut with flashbacks to instances of the cold-blooded brilliance and deadly efficiency of the squad's operations. We see Nelson Mandela recently released from Robben Island as he begins negotiations that will eventually lead to the assumption of power by the ANC. We read about bomb-making and assassination attempts by both the ANC and the South African police. A critical and popular success in South Africa, this book is a tale of people driven to extremes by injustice and repression, and of ordinary citizens caught up in extraordinary events. Finally, it is the story of a country's search for reconciliation, one that captures the moral vertigo of South Africa's violent apartheid years.
Learning that her estranged husband has passed away is the biggest shock of Danielle Timberlake-Foster's life--until she learns that she wasn't his only wife. Though Danielle and Marc were separated, she believed they were about to reconcile and start a family. Rocked by betrayal, Danielle sees her dreams slipping away. Until her brother's best friend, Tristan Adams, offers support, comfort--and a chance to have the child she's always wanted. Danielle is drawn to Tristan's strong, sensual nature, but she wed Marc in haste and regretted it. Is she about to repeat her mistake? Or will a marriage of convenience turn into the soulful union she's always longed for?
When the garishly grotesque clan of wealthy carpet-sweeper magnate Otto Broadie sweeps down upon Judith McMonigle's Hillside Manor Inn, it looks like there'll be a wild night of drinking, dining, and fortune-telling in the offing. But when their soothsayer-for-hire Madame Gushenka drops dead after someone douses her tea leaves with bug killer, harried hostess Judith and her irrepressible cousin Renie are left to clean up the mess. One of the Brodie bunch would dearly love to sweep the Madame's murder under the rug, however, and that might mean eliminating the nosy Ms. McMonigle as well. But with the help of her one-time beau, policeman Joe Flynn, Judith is determined to rattle the dust off some closeted family skeletons, in order to coax a killer out of hiding before coffee is served.
She'd Have Her Cake...It was simple. Felicia Mauro would agree to marry Nick Mondavi so he wouldn't be deported to Italy. In turn he'd help her open Just Desserts-her very own dream restaurant. Not a bad deal for a sexy spinster and a desperate Brooklyn bad boy.But It Was a Recipe For DisasterNick expected a wedding night...and a warm, willing bride. Maybe a baby...or three. And Felicia couldn't refuse. Because there was another reason she'd agreed to this half-baked scheme. Once she daren't tell Nick....
Always proper Layla Taylor never expected to need her childhood nemesis. But when she's stranded in a blizzard after breaking up with her cheating ex, Justin Tremont is exactly what she's missing. Well, Justin and his car's snow tires.Justin's more than okay being the rebound guy. A little fun, no strings-that's his kind of relationship. But Layla Taylor? She's by the book, to put it mildly. Justin, on the other hand, hardly ever follows his own recipes for the spectacular cakes he's become known for. This woman is making him feel protective and possessive, of all things. And she sees right through him. That he can't have. After all, no chef likes to tell all his secrets....
Straight A student Cricket Kaufman hates to admit it--summer bores her. But when her family has zucchini as the vegetable three nights in a row because they have more zucchini than they can fit in the refrigerator, Cricket decides to find ways to use zucchini to make desserts. It's not long before her sixth grade friends get involved in the food-inspired fun and games. What is the strange secret ingredient in Cricket's "apple" crisp? How many cookies do the girls have to sell to earn more money than the boys collect by recycling cans? And who will triumph with the most original edible treat at the class's April Food's Day party? Fans of Johanna Hurwitz's popular Class Clown series will gobble up these satisfying stories, plus sixteen bonus recipes that are as sweet and simple as Cricket's No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls. You don't have to be hungry to dig into this hearty helping of laughs, surprises, and--best of all-- just desserts! The full page pictures are described and you can depend on the recipes to be accurate because all of the measurements have been double-checked, so get reading and cooking!
Fresh from the Academy, Ensign Paul Sinclair has been assigned to the warship USS Michaelson. His duties require him to perform numerous tasks, including that of ship's legal officer. Sinclair's on-the-job training puts him in the crosshairs of temperamental commanding officers who seem to expect nothing less than peak performance in all of his responsibilities. The Michaelson's mission is to patrol U.S. sovereign space and stop any foreign vessels from violating the region. But when Captain Peter Wakeman enforces this edict, a civilian science ship mistakenly perceived as hostile is destroyed. Summoned to testify against Wakeman at a court-martial, Sinclair believes the severity of the charges against the captain is unjust-- and becomes a witness for the defense...
"Someone tried to kill me," Cathy gasped into the phone. It was only a prank call dialed at random--a joke played by four teenagers fooling around. But what happened afterward plunged them into a nightmare. By the next morning two people were dead because of that phone call. Keeping their guilt secret, Cathy, Todd, Paul, and Deedee had to live with the terror of being found out.
Before introducing the world to butts gone bad, Andy Griffiths unleashed the bestselling JUST books. The series continues to amuse, annoy, and totally sick out readers with this latest collection of just disgusting stories. Join Andy in his quest to gross out everyone around him with dead fish, mysterious brown blobs, flesh-eating zombies, and brussels sprouts. Each madcap adventure is more disgusting and hilarious than the last. You'll laugh so hard you'll lose your lunch!
Dog tries on many names, but can't seem to find the right one. With picture descriptions.
Elephants, rabbits, and birds shop in this funny grocery store. Can you guess what the little rabbit wants more of? Munchy, crunchy carrots, of course! And fewer of? Squirmy worms and chewy peanuts (yuck!). So why is his mother buying all those cans of worms? MathStart, comparing amounts, level 1.
We suffer today from food anxiety, bombarded as we are with confusing messages about how to eat an ethical diet. Should we eat locally? Is organic really better for the environment? Can genetically modified foods be good for you? JUST FOOD does for fresh food what Fast Food Nation (Houghton Mifflin, 2001) did for fast food, challenging conventional views, and cutting through layers of myth and misinformation. For instance, an imported tomato is more energy-efficient than a local greenhouse-grown tomato. And farm-raised freshwater fish may soon be the most sustainable source of protein. Informative and surprising, JUST FOOD tells us how to decide what to eat, and how our choices can help save the planet and feed the world.
Marina has flown form Australia to London to donate her bone marrow to seven-year-old Rebecca, the Earl of Winterbourne's great-niece. But James, lord Winterbourne, isn't the elderly gentleman Marina expected: he's thirty-something - and rakishly good-looking. Marina tries to ignore her growing feelings for James and concentrate on helping Rebecca. But James won't let it rest: he wants Marina in his bed. And though she knows she can only be a passing passion in James's life, the temptation to succumb, even just for a night, is overwhelming!
Hope Logan wanted only two things for Christmas-her husband, Drake, And The child he refused to give her. Drake had made it plain he had no desire to be a father. . . and it seemed his desire for Hope had disappeared as well. Drake Logan didn't mind taking risks-but not with his wife. Their one shot at being parents had ended in disaster. He'd almost lost Hope then. . . and now it looked as if he was going to lose her anyway. Then came Stevie . . . . When Drake's young nephew arrived For The holidays, everything changed. Suddenly they seemed like a family-and they acted like it, too! Only, Stevie couldn't stay forever. And Hope and Drake had to decide if they loved each other enough to try again. . . or if their happiness would be Just for Christmas.
Shows children different activities to have fun.
In a narrative that zips along with the speed of e-mail, Torvalds gives a history of his renegade software while candidly revealing the quirky mind of a genius.
Las Vegas showgirl Carly Jacobsen keeps learning the hard way that her idea of fun differs radically from that of her neighbor Wolfgang Jones. Sure, he looks incredible, and he seems to have a thing for her legs, but the man's a robot. So what's with their chemistry?Wolf has a plan for his life, and it doesn't include finding himself tempted by the freewheeling Carly...mile-high legs or not. Yet in a moment of weakness, the two discover at least one area where they do both have fun. But outside the bedroom the stakes are getting higher, and love might come down to a roll of the dice...
Power outages happen, and you have to be somewhere-like in an empty store-with your ex. Who is still irresistible. And hot. And who knows how to make the most out of a dark situation.... Checklist for: Larissa Zahn Food Water First aid kit (With condoms. Be prepared. Very, very prepared. ) Someone you're still overwhelmingly into (Jason Cantrell, I'm looking at you. ) Plenty of time in the dark (Read: hot nookie. Lots of it. ) The ability to walk away without regrets in the morning.... (Uh-oh!)
She's not that kind of girl! Veterinarian Jess Alexander doesn't have one-night stands with the best man at a coworker's wedding. But thirtysomething divorcée Jess is definitely in a rut that a night of reckless passion with a younger man just might break. And what better candidate than criminally good-looking Sean Paterson?Being with Sean is exhilarating. But where could this relationship possibly go? Expecting anything more than a good time from Sean is a one-way ticket to heartbreak. Against her better judgment, Jess can't walk away from whatever this is...not yet.
He was the most infuriating man. But on television it was a different story. There, Evan Taggart came off as handsome. Confident. "Single. " A state the reality show played up a little more than producer Leandra Clay planned. All too soon women with the same thought in mind--marriage!--started invading their small town in droves. So now it was payback time. Evan's ultimatum to Leandra--masquerade as his fiancé e or he was walking (and her career in television was toast). The choice seemed easy at the time. But this Evan didn't act like the childhood friend Leandra remembered. Who knew he could kiss like that? Or that his slightest touch could set her skin on fire? Just friends? Stay tuned. . . .
Isabel and Stuart have been friends since preschool. And Isabel has believed they would marry. But she is too shy to act on her feelings. When Stewart begins dating Isabel's friend Ketti, Isabel tries, unsuccessfully, to move on and develop an interest in another guy.
Bonfires, pep assemblies, and football: Spirit week has kicked into high gear at Clearwater Crossing High! All Nicole can think about is getting Jesse to take her to the homecoming dance, but he's not in a partying mood. Nothing matters now that he's off the Wildcats.... Everything matters to Jenna these days. Dealing with her sisters, earning good grades, getting over Miguel...more than ever, Jenna needs a friend she can count on. She needs Peter. But has her best friend in the world found someone he likes better? Ben is on a mission--to fit in! He thought being part of Eight Prime would solve all his problems, but he's still invisible at school, and his new friends don't really seem to accept him. Then Ben hits on a plan. If everything goes right, he'll be the toast of CCHS....
GETTING JAX BACK! Kimberly Albert has always yearned for stability. Her boyfriend's just walked out and she's craving the one man who's always been there for her: her best friend, Jaxon Gideon. Jax has loved her forever yet he's had to stand by and watch her live her life without him. Now he has decided that if he can't have Kim in his life, he wants her out of it! But Kim is starting to see a new side to Jax...a much more irresistibly sexy side...and she likes what she sees! Kim just has to prove to Jax that their friendship could be so much more....
Insightful, deeply stirring poetry on being a woman, of mixed race, civil rights and much more.
Anne Graham Lotz encourages us to become closer to Jesus by learning who He is through eyewitness accounts.ts
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