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Evil of the Age

by Allan Levine

Political corruption, abortion, and dead body discovered inside a trunk at Hudson depot.The summer of 1871 in New York City is hot and humid. The city is gripped by two seemingly separate events. The first is the discovery of a beautiful young woman's body stuffed inside a trunk at the Hudson railway depot. The second involves Victor Fowler, grand sachem of Tammany Hall, and the "Boss" of what is popularly referred to as "The Ring." This is a small clique that includes Governor "Dandy" Archibald Krupp, Fowler's man at the state assembly in Albany; Mayor Thomas "The Prince" Emery, an opportunist of the worst variety; "Slimy" Bob James, the cunning and sly city comptroller; and Isaac "The Wizard" Harrison, the City Chamberlain, who is possibly the most treacherous of the "Ring Rascals."In Evil of the Age, New York journalist Charles St. Clair, tracking down the story of Lucy Maloney, the "kept woman" found murdered and stuffed in a trunk at the Hudson railway depot, moves from the mansions of Fifth Avenue to the brothels of SoHo to the seedy and dangerous saloons on Water Street. St. Clair soon uncovers Lucy's connection to a ring of abortionists and to Madame Philippe, a wealthy woman who known as Madam Killer.St. Clair confronts Madame Philippe at the Tombs prison, where she awaits the hangman's noose for Lucy's murder. St. Clair believes her to be innocent and sets out to prove it, discovering deceit at the highest levels of political power and the shocking secret of the "Ring Rascals."

"Evil People"

by Johannes Dillinger Laura Stokes

Inspired by recent efforts to understand the dynamics of the early modern witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a powerful synthesis based on careful comparisons. Narrowing his focus to two specific regions--Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier--he provides a nuanced explanation of how the tensions between state power and communalism determined the course of witch hunts that claimed over 1,300 lives in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Germany. Dillinger finds that, far from representing the centralizing aggression of emerging early states against local cultures, witch hunts were almost always driven by members of the middling and lower classes in cities and villages, and they were stopped only when early modern states acquired the power to control their localities.Situating his study in the context of a pervasive magical worldview that embraced both orthodox Christianity and folk belief, Dillinger shows that, in some cases, witch trials themselves were used as magical instruments, designed to avert threats of impending divine wrath. "Evil People" describes a two-century evolution in which witch hunters who liberally bestowed the label "evil people" on others turned into modern images of evil themselves.In the original German, "Evil People" won the Friedrich Spee Award as an outstanding contribution to the history of witchcraft.

Evil Plans

by Hugh Macleod

The acclaimed author of Ignore Everybody is back with more irreverent wisdom, wit, and original cartoons. "It has never been easier to make a great living doing what you love. But to make it happen, first you need an EVIL PLAN. Everybody needs to get away from lousy bosses, from boring, dead-end jobs that they hate, and ACTUALLY start doing something they love, something that matters. Life is short. " -Hugh MacLeod Freud once said that in order to be truly happy people need two things: the capacity to work and the capacity to love. Evil Plans is about being able to do both at the same time. The sometimes unfortunate side effect is that others will hate you for it. MacLeod's insights are brash, wise, and often funny. .

Evil Returns

by Caroline B. Cooney

Devnee just wants to be beautiful--but is she willing to pay the price?Devnee is so excited about having a bedroom in an attic tower. A tower sounds so romantic, like living in a private castle. Devnee hopes her new room will make her romantic--beautiful, popular, and even happy. But the tower feels inexplicably creepy, especially because its windows are tightly shuttered. On Devnee's very first night in her new room, weird things start to happen. A disembodied hand appears outside her window, with long silver fingernails that Devnee can't help but long to touch. Devnee's shadow detaches from her body and starts wandering the edges of her new room by itself. On her first day at her new high school, Devnee finds herself intensely wishing her life were different. And when someone--something--arrives in her tower room to make that wish come true, Devnee's best intentions at starting a new life take a dark turn. In the second book in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy, evil finds another vulnerable girl . . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

Evil Returns (Vampire Promise #2)

by Caroline B. Cooney

Devnee's family has just moved into a new house--a house with a vampire in it. He can grant Devnee's wish for personal beauty, but there's a price.

Evil Season

by Michael Benson

Benson is a master of true crime. --Robert ScottDeadly DreamsJoyce Wishart was living out her life's dream, running her own art gallery in sunny Sarasota, Florida. But that dream ended in nightmare when a deranged drifter named Elton Brutus Murphy walked through the door with a knife in his hand and a voice in his head commanding him to rape and kill. In the space of half an hour, Joyce was dead--brutally mutilated--and the tony arts enclave plunged into terror as a frenzied manhunt ensued. Told in the convicted murderer's own words, a chilling tale of one life spiraling into madness--and another gruesomely cut short. Difficult to put down. . . . This is one that I highly recommend. --True Crime Book Reviews on Watch Mommy DieBrisk pacing. . . shocking details. --Publishers Weekly on The Burn FarmIncludes the exclusive confession of Elton Brutus Murphy

Evil Season

by Michael Benson

"Benson is a master of true crime." --Robert ScottDeadly DreamsJoyce Wishart was living out her life's dream, running her own art gallery in sunny Sarasota, Florida. But that dream ended in nightmare when a deranged drifter named Elton Brutus Murphy walked through the door with a knife in his hand and a voice in his head commanding him to rape and kill. In the space of half an hour, Joyce was dead--brutally mutilated--and the tony arts enclave plunged into terror as a frenzied manhunt ensued. Told in the convicted murderer's own words, a chilling tale of one life spiraling into madness--and another gruesomely cut short. "Difficult to put down. . .. This is one that I highly recommend." --True Crime Book Reviews on Watch Mommy Die"Brisk pacing. . .shocking details." --Publishers Weekly on The Burn FarmIncludes the exclusive confession of Elton Brutus Murphy

An Evil Spirit Out of the West

by Paul Doherty

Known as the Veiled One, the ugly and deformed Akenhaten is a shadowy figure. Mahu, ambitious and ruthless, watches the young prince carve his own path to power. He becomes Akenhaten's alter ego, his protector and confidant, standing by as Akenhaten proclaims that there is only one God, the Aten, and that he, Akenhaten, is that God's only son. Revolution and chaos follow in this dramatic reign filled with fraud, abduction, assassination, betrayal and treachery. But when Mahu becomes suspicious of Akenhaten's majestic and glorious wife Nefertiti, and the political skill of her brother, Ay, it seems that a hidden and malign influence may also be at work. And then Akenhaten disappears...

The Evil That Men Do

by Hugh Pentecost

A gang of jet-setting slanderers cause havoc at the stately Beaumont HotelUnder the stern eye of manager Pierre Chambrun, life at the Beaumont runs with the efficiency of a Swiss watch. So reliable is the service at New York's finest hotel that guests could set their timepieces to the movements of its bellhops. But a wrench is about to be thrown into this perfect mechanism--a redhead named Doris Standing. Standing is queen of the jet set, that army of playboys and party girls who tour the world in search of a good time. Lately, she and her gang have found a vicious kind of fun, exposing the misdeeds--real or imagined--of the rich and powerful. When this cruel young woman checks in to the Beaumont, Chambrun and his press man, Mark Haskell, take note. Because where Standing touches down, good men will be destroyed.

The Evil That Men Do (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

by Nancy Holder

EVIL DWELLS HERE. After a vicious shooting spree, the town of Sunnydale is shell-shocked. What could have sparked the random rampage? Buffy Summers can guess.

The Evil That Men Do (Jackson Donne #2)

by Dave White

Nominated for the prestigious Shamus Award, THE EVIL THAT MEN DO is the second novel in Dave White's critically acclaimed Jackson Donne series.<P> Finally, Jackson Donne has it figured out. After giving up on the private investigation business, he's looking toward the future--one that involves getting married to Kate Ellison. Kate's got him focused on living the good life: planning the wedding, finishing college, and anticipating a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon. Until an anonymous email with a link and an old picture of him on the police force shows up in his mailbox. And once Donne clicks the link, nothing else in his life matters.<P> Bill Martin has it easy. The police detective spends his time drinking coffee and chasing down people who don't pay their parking tickets. It's the kind of job Martin looks forward to working every single day. That all stops the day Jackson Donne shows up at his office.<P> When Jackson Donne clicked on the link, he saw a live-stream of the one thing he never expected to see. Six years ago, his fiancée, Jeanne Baker died in a car accident with a drunk driver. Or so Donne thought. Because when his web browser opens, he's taken to a video of Jeanne bound to a chair, bruised and screaming, but very much alive.<P> He starts to investigate, but quickly finds out he's lost most of his contacts over the years. The live-stream has stopped working. The police hold a grudge that stems back to the days when he turned in his corrupt police colleagues, and neither they nor the FBI are willing to believe a dead girl's been kidnapped.<P> As his investigation goes down one blind alley after another, Donne's obsession with finding Jeanne grows. He begins pushing everyone away. Kate, seeing all he's worked slipping away, begs Donne to tell her what's going on. He does, but refuses to let her help. Vulnerable and alone, but unable to stop looking, Donne turns to Bill Martin--the only man to love Jeanne as much as he did--for help.<P> And that decision could cost Donne everything.

The Evil That Men Do (Jackson Donne #2)

by Dave White

Nominated for the prestigious Shamus Award, THE EVIL THAT MEN DO is the second novel in Dave White's critically acclaimed Jackson Donne series.<P> Finally, Jackson Donne has it figured out. After giving up on the private investigation business, he's looking toward the future--one that involves getting married to Kate Ellison. Kate's got him focused on living the good life: planning the wedding, finishing college, and anticipating a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon. Until an anonymous email with a link and an old picture of him on the police force shows up in his mailbox. And once Donne clicks the link, nothing else in his life matters.<P> Bill Martin has it easy. The police detective spends his time drinking coffee and chasing down people who don't pay their parking tickets. It's the kind of job Martin looks forward to working every single day. That all stops the day Jackson Donne shows up at his office.<P> When Jackson Donne clicked on the link, he saw a live-stream of the one thing he never expected to see. Six years ago, his fiancée, Jeanne Baker died in a car accident with a drunk driver. Or so Donne thought. Because when his web browser opens, he's taken to a video of Jeanne bound to a chair, bruised and screaming, but very much alive.<P> He starts to investigate, but quickly finds out he's lost most of his contacts over the years. The live-stream has stopped working. The police hold a grudge that stems back to the days when he turned in his corrupt police colleagues, and neither they nor the FBI are willing to believe a dead girl's been kidnapped.<P> As his investigation goes down one blind alley after another, Donne's obsession with finding Jeanne grows. He begins pushing everyone away. Kate, seeing all he's worked slipping away, begs Donne to tell her what's going on. He does, but refuses to let her help. Vulnerable and alone, but unable to stop looking, Donne turns to Bill Martin--the only man to love Jeanne as much as he did--for help.<P> And that decision could cost Donne everything.

Evil Thirst (The Last Vampire #5)

by Christopher Pike

Facing the difficult task of having to hunt down her own daughter and destroy her, the vampire Alisa believes in her heart that Kalika, a bloodthirsty monster, is not completely evil, and hopes to save her.

The Evil Twin (Sweet Valley High #100)

by Francine Pascal Kate William

Will Margo win the final battle? Margo's monstrous plan is complete. She came to Sweet Valley to find a new life, and discovered identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their "perfect" family. If only Margo can get rid of one of them, she can take her rightful place in the Wakefield home. Now the moment Margo has been waiting for has arrived. The twins aren't speaking to each other. Sweet Valley is in chaos. Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield are out of town. Margo has just enough time to do what she needs to do. Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are in mortal danger. The final episode in the explosive six-part miniseries. Will Sweet Valley ever be the same?

Evil Web: A True Story of Cult Abuse and Courage

by Mary Rich Carol Jose

Ron Larrinaga, a deranged sadist who called himself the "chosen servant of Jesus Christ", held two dozen people in his California compound, where he beat, molested, starved, and tortured them in the name of God.

The Evil Within

by Nancy Holder

In this sequel to New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder?s Possessions, Lindsay finds out that she, too, is possessed, and must return to creepy Marlwood Academy in order to rid herself of the spirit. Lindsay?s afraid of what the spirit is telling her to do?kill Mandy! But the secrets of Marlwood go much deeper than Lindsay thought. Sometimes the girls who seem like enemies are actually on your side. And the voices you trust the most?the voices that come from within?are the ones that want you dead. .

Evil Without a Face

by Jordan Dane

Haunted and obsessed . . . She sleeps with a Colt Python in her nightstand and her senses on alert-Jessica Beckett isn't taking any chances. Hiding a chilling secret, living in a world of snitches and felons, good cops and bad dreams, Jessica is a bounty hunter who brings lowlifes to justice. But not even she can imagine what she'll face when she tracks an online predator who has abducted a naÏve teenage girl. Making promises that can't be kept Former NFL quarterback Payton Archer swore to his sister that he'd find her only child. But the police have no leads, and the teen's trail has turned cold. Plagued by personal demons, Payton's never considered himself a hero, but this time he has to be. And fighting a faceless enemy Joining forces to save the seventeen-year-old girl, Payton and Jessica discover that she's nothing but a pawn in an insidious, terrifying global conspiracy. They're battling a new kind of criminal . . . and soon their race for answers will become a dangerous struggle for survival.

Evocative Coaching

by Megan Tschannen-Moran Bob Tschannen-Moran

There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection.Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time.This happens when coaches:give teachers our full, undivided attention;accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong;ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth;make sure teachers are talking more than we are;enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences;harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles;reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow;invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves;dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching;uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students;assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery;support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things;maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times;collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments;enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams;use humor to lighten the load; andinspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone.Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts.Table of Contents:Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching?Chapter 2: Coaching PresenceLoop I: The No-Fault TurnChapter 3: Story ListeningChapter 4: Expressing EmpathyLoop II: The Strengths-Building TurnChapter 5: Appreciative InquiryChapter 6: Design ThinkingChapter 7: Aligning EnvironmentsChapter 8: Coaching ConversationsChapter 9: The Reflective CoachTo learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit www.SchoolTransformation.com.

Evolution

by Stephen Baxter

Stretching from the distant past into the remote future, from primordial Earth to the stars, Evolution is a soaring symphony of struggle, extinction, and survival; a dazzling epic that combines a dozen scientific disciplines and a cast of unforgettable characters to convey the grand drama of evolution in all its awesome majesty and rigorous beauty. Sixty-five million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, there lived a small mammal, a proto-primate of the species Purgatorius. From this humble beginning, Baxter traces the human lineage forward through time. The adventure that unfolds is a gripping odyssey governed by chance and competition, a perilous journey to an uncertain destination along a route beset by sudden and catastrophic upheavals. It is a route that ends, for most species, in stagnation or extinction. Why should humanity escape this fate?

Evolution

by Carl Zimmer

This remarkable book presents a rich and up-to-date view of evolution that explores the far-reaching implications of Darwin's theory and emphasizes the power, significance, and relevance of evolution to our lives today. After all, we ourselves are the product of evolution, and we can tackle many of our gravest challenges -- from lethal resurgence of antiobiotic-resistant diseases to the wave of extinctions that looms before us -- with a sound understanding of the science.

Evolution

by Burton S. Guttman

Covering everything from fossilised dinosaurs to intelligent apes, this is an accessible guide to one of the most important scientific theories of all time. Burt Guttman assumes no prior scientific knowledge on the part of the reader, and explains each of the key ideas and concepts, including natural selection, genetics and the evolution of animal behaviour, in a lively and informative way. Looking ahead to the future of evolutionary theory, and assessing its possible implications for the way we understand morality, human nature and our place in the world, this book provides the perfect starting point for understanding what evolution is and why it matters.

Evolution and Human Destiny

by Fred Kohler

"Evolution and Human Destiny" is a methodical examination of the evolution of living matter in general and the development of man and human society in particular. Raising pertinent questions on whether the road of human development will lead steadily upward, or whether it will be interrupted by severe setbacks with all the attendant sufferings for mankind.

Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior

by Peter B. Gray Justin R. Garcia

A comprehensive survey of the evolutionary science of human sexual behavior, Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior invites us to imagine human sex from the vantage point of our primate cousins, in order to underscore the role of evolution in shaping all that happens, biologically and behaviorally, when romantic passions are aroused.

Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered

by Bruce H. Weber David J. Depew

The role of genetic inheritance dominates current evolutionary theory. At the end of the nineteenth century, however, several evolutionary theorists independently speculated that learned behaviors could also affect the direction and rate of evolutionary change. This notion was called the Baldwin effect, after the psychologist James Mark Baldwin. In recent years, philosophers and theorists of a variety of ontological and epistemological backgrounds have begun to employ the Baldwin effect in their accounts of the evolutionary emergence of mind and of how mind, through behavior, might affect evolution. The essays in this book discuss the originally proposed Baldwin effect, how it was modified over time, and its possible contribution to contemporary empirical and theoretical evolutionary studies. The topics include the effect of the modern evolutionary synthesis on the notion of the Baldwin effect, the nature and role of niche construction in contemporary evolutionary theory, the Baldwin effect in the context of developmental systems theory, the possible role of the Baldwin effect in computational cognitive science biosemiotics, and the emergence of consciousness and language.

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