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In Plain Sight

by Tara Taylor Quinn

On the outside, Arizona chief prosecutor Janet McNeil is the epitome of a driven, daring attorney who lives life by her own rules. But inside, her world is in chaos. Terrifying nightmares keep her in a constant state of anxiety. Yet saving face is imperative now that she's prosecuting a member of a white supremacy organization, a killer who wouldn't think twice about using his twisted followers to silence Janet for good. Neighbor Simon Green is the only person who isn't begging her to quit the case. Simon, an ex-police officer with dark secrets of his own, understands how vital it is to obliterate violence and hate. But when one word from the most unlikely source threatens to change their lives forever, Janet must decide what risks she's willing to take.

In Plain View

by J. Wachowski

SFX: Ker-flushThat's the sound of my career going down the toilet. Three months ago, I was the freelance reporter to call for full-color images of an international crisis. Now? I'm stationed at the far edge of the Chicago flyover as a disappointing mother-sub to my eight-year-old niece and the babysitter for a newsroom College Boy. Camera still: a man in Amish clothing hanging from a tree. Dead. One photo of the lifeless man was all I needed to see-there's more to this story than anyone wants to admit. Especially Sheriff Jack Curzon, with his death-ray eyes watching my every move. I have a feeling that man wants more than my cooperation. Quick-cut, pan, tilt and-run. Someone is hiding, just out of sight. And I'll do whatever it takes to protect my new family. Seeing the truth can be dangerous. . . . . . when evil is In Plain View.

In Praise of Doubt

by Peter Berger Anton Zijderveld

Modernity was supposed to usher in a rational secular world where religion was marginalized. Some even predicted it would disappear. But religion has not only survived--it is growing and thriving in the modern world. Defying predictions, we live today in a world of plurality where diverse groups live under conditions of civic peace and in social interaction. However, this arrangement is not without tensions. How do we handle moral issues, such as abortion or homosexuality, when different groups have strongly held but opposing viewpoints? And how does culture maintain its harmony when confronted with the challenge of an aggressive fundamentalism? The answer, according to world-renowned sociologists Peter Berger and Anton Zijderveld, is doubt. Not the stupefying doubt of relativism where we become incapable of any decision because we are overwhelmed by options, but a virtuous use of doubt that allows us to move forward boldly with strong moral convictions without caving in to the fanatic's temptation of seeing everyone who disagrees with you as the enemy. How we as individuals and as a society can find this ideal balance is the subject of this deceptively simple but revolutionary work. In Praise of Doubt takes the reader on an exciting whirlwind tour of the history of modernity, religion, the rise of psychology, Marxism, and the intellectual challenge of relativism, the failure of totalitarianism, fundamentalism as a modern invention, and the startling conclusion explaining why truth, even religious truth, needs doubt to survive and thrive.

In Praise of Mothers: A Literary Anthology

by Lilly Golden

Fourteen unforgettable short stories about mothers by some of the finest writers of our time, contains fiction about both young mothers and older mothers, from the perspective of sons, daughters, and mothers themselves. These stories about motherhood and childhood explore their subject from different and sometimes startling angles, but each touches on the complexity and poignancy-not the sentimentality-of being or having a mother. More than anything else, these stories explore the relationships within all kinds of families-most powerfully, the relationship between mother and child. Included here are Michael Dorris's "Groom Service," about an arranged marriage within a matriarchal society; Frank O'Connor's hilarious "My Oedipus Complex," which describes a small boy's reluctance to share his mother; Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," about a mother's staunch defense of herself and her heritage against her daughter; Charles Baxter's "Fenstad's Mother," in which an aged mother is still wiser than her middle-aged son; and stories by, among others, Hortense Calisher, Mary Lavin, and Pearl S. Buck. In Praise of Mothers will be enjoyed by anyone who is a mother or has a mother-and most of all, by anyone who loves the literary short story

In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History

by Adam Bellow

The causes and effects of nepotism throughout human history.

In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas

by Theodore Dalrymple

Society thinks that those labeled as prejudice are the lowest of all. However, who is not? Dr. Dalrymple speaks from clinical experience as a low income hospital and prison doctor. He expresses that it would be impossible, moral and emotionally dishonest to eliminate all prejudice. It would also be detrimental to society as a whole.

In Praise of Slowness

by Carl Honore

We live in the age of speed. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, each hour, each day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has pushed us to a breaking point. Consider these facts: Americans on average spend seventy-two minutes of every day behind the wheel of a car, a typical business executive now loses sixty-eight hours a year to being put on hold, and American adults currently devote on average a mere half hour per week to making love. Living on the edge of exhaustion, we are constantly reminded by our bodies and minds that the pace of life is spinning out of control. In Praise of Slowness traces the history of our increasingly breathless relationship with time and tackles the consequences of living in this accelerated culture of our own creation. Why are we always in such a rush? What is the cure for time sickness? Is it possible, or even desirable, to slow down? Realizing the price we pay for unrelenting speed, people all over the world are reclaiming their time and slowing down the pace -- and living happier, healthier, and more productive lives as a result. A Slow revolution is taking place. Here you will find no Luddite calls to overthrow technology and seek a preindustrial utopia. This is a modern revolution, championed by cell-phone using, e-mailing lovers of sanity. The Slow philosophy can be summed up in a single word -- balance. People are discovering energy and efficiency where they may have been least expected -- in slowing down. In this engaging and entertaining exploration, award-winning journalist and rehabilitated speedaholic Carl Honoré details our perennial love affair with efficiency and speed in a perfect blend of anecdotal reportage, history, and intellectual inquiry. In Praise of Slowness is the first comprehensive look at the worldwide Slow movements making their way into the mainstream -- in offices, factories, neighborhoods, kitchens, hospitals, concert halls, bedrooms, gyms, and schools. Defining a movement that is here to stay, this spirited manifesto will make you completely rethink your relationship with time.

In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms

by Laura Schlessinger

They number in the millions and they are incredibly important to families and to our society, yet they are underappreciated, little respected, and even controversial. Who are they? They are the stay-at-home moms. These are women who know in their hearts that staying home to raise their children is the right choice for the whole family. Some do it from the outset of their marriages, while others make the difficult transition from career-driven women to homemakers. Either way, it is a choice that is incredibly rich and rewarding, not to mention challenging. Now Dr. Laura, building on principles developed during her long career as a licensed marriage and family therapist, provides a wealth of advice and support, as well as compassion and inspiration, to women as they navigate the wonders and struggles of being stay-at-home moms. Learn how: to hold your head high and deal with naysayers; to see the benefits of being home not only for your children but also for your marriage; to understand the changes you see in yourself; to realize that the sacrifices you endure now will make for lasting bonds and a stronger family, in addition to a more cohesive community. In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms is a special book, a profound and unique understanding of how important it is for mothers to raise their own children.

In Praise of the Unfinished

by Julia Hartwig Bogdana Carpenter John Carpenter

Hailed by Czeslaw Milosz as "the grande dame of Polish poetry" and named "one of the foremost Polish poets of the twentieth century" by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Julia Hartwig has long been considered the gold standard of poetry in her native Poland. With this career-spanning collection, we finally have a book of her work in English. The tragic story of the last century flows naturally through Hartwig's poems. She evokes the husbands who returned silent from battle ("What woman was told about the hell at Monte Cassino?") and asks, "Why didn't I dance on the Champs-Élysées / when the crowd cheered the end of the war? . . . Why was I fated to be on the main street of Lublin / watching regiments with red stars enter the city." But there is also a welcoming of new experience in her verse, a sense that life, finally, is too beautiful to condemn. She seeks a higher peace, urging us to hear other voices: "an ermine's cry, moan of a dove, / complaint of an owl--that remind us / the hardship of solitude is measured out equally." Hartwig's compassionate spirit in the face of destruction and suffering, her apparent need to live in the moment, make her poems monumental and deeply touching and the introduction of her work here long overdue. Return to My Childhood HomeAmid a dark silence of pines--the shouts of young birches calling each other.Everything is as it was. Nothing is as it was.Speak to me, Lord of the child. Speak, innocent terror!To understand nothing. Each time in a different way, from the first cry to the last breath.Yet happy moments come to me from the past, like bridesmaids carrying oil lamps.From the Hardcover edition.

In The Presence Of Mine Enemies

by Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove has been hailed as "an excellent historian, who "uses his rich imagination and deep understanding of the characters to draw the reader into his story." Now the multiple-award-winning author of Ruled Britannia and The Guns of the South asks a startling question: What if Germany won World War II. and the Nazi regime's rule over most of Europe and North America continued into the twenty-first century? Heinrich Ginipel is a respected officer with the Oberkommando Wehrmaehts office in Berlin. His wife is a common hausfrau. raising his three precious daughters the same way he was raised-to be loyal, unquestioning Arians of the Third Reich, obedient to the will of the Fiihrer. But Heinrich Ginipel has a secret. He is not. in fact, a member of the Master Race. He has been living a lie to protect his true identity as a Jew and he's not alone. Throughout Berlin. Jews survive in secrecy...doing their jobs, caring for their families, maintaining the facade of perfect Aryans, and praying they will not be discovered. But a change is coming. And soon they will be forced to choose between safety and freedom

In The Presence of My Enemies

by Gracia Burnham Dean Merrill

Can faith, hope, and love survive A YEAR OF TERROR? FOR AMERICAN MISSIONARIES Martin and Gracia Burnham, what started out as a relaxing, once-m-a-lifetime anniversary getaway at an exotic island resort turned into one of the most horrific nightmares imaginable Kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf, a terrorist group with ties to Osama bin Laden, the Burnhams were snatched away from friends and family and thrust into a life on the run in the Philippine jungle During a perilous year in captivity, they faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles, coldhearted murder-and intense soul searching about a God who sometimes seemed to have forgotten them In this gripping firsthand account of faith, love, and struggle in th'e face of unnervingly casual brutality, you'll go behind the scenes of a real life drama, told in gritty detail by the least likely survivor Whatever the struggles of your life, you'll find encouragement and hope in this refreshingly honest story of a yearlong battle with the darkness that inhabits the human heart "The Burnhams, under torturous conditions, befriended their guards, comforted their fellow hostages and kept their faith in a God who seemed to have abandoned them." -USA TODAY ISBN 0-8423-6239-8 Inspiration/Biography US $7 99 Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllll 06239 0 " 113 1809H00799'"10

In Pursuit of a Princess

by Lenora Worth

A PICTURE-PERFECT CRIME Princess Lara Kincade returned home to New Orleans to continue her late husband's humanitarian work. She also hopes to force his killer out of hiding. But a priceless painting has put her plans-and life-at risk. Embroiled in a deadly art scandal, Lara must depend on handsome photojournalist Gabriel Murdock to help her expose a murderer. Gabriel's determination to keep her safe has softened her heart to love's possibilities again. Somewhere among his photos lies the identity of the murderer, but can they uncover the killer before this heist turns deadly?

In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady

by Gayle Callen

Entranced by a portrait, haunted by scandal, he would stop at nothing to learn the truth . . . even if it led to their utter ruin.

In Pursuit of Ancient Pasts: A History of Classical Archaeology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Stephen L. Dyson

The stories behind the acquisition of ancient antiquities are often as important as those that tell of their creation. This fascinating book provides a comprehensive account of the history and development of classical archaeology, explaining how and why artifacts have moved from foreign soil to collections around the world. As archaeologist Stephen Dyson shows, Greek and Roman archaeological study was closely intertwined with ideas about class and social structure; the rise of nationalism and later political ideologies such as fascism; and the physical and cultural development of most of the important art museums in Europe and the United States, whose prestige depended on their creation of collections of classical art. Accompanied by a discussion of the history of each of the major national traditions and their significant figures, this lively book shows how classical archaeology has influenced attitudes about areas as wide-ranging as tourism, nationalism, the role of the museum, and historicism in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art.

In Pursuit of Anna

by Natasha Rostova

Anna Maxwell is a pixie-like bad girl with a penchant for brawny men, determined to prove her innocence when accused of stealing. Erotic romance.

In Pursuit of Early Mammals

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It also tells the story of the author, a world-renowned specialist on these animals, and the other prominent paleontologists who have studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, including eight to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which brought back important collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and other fossils. She shares the difficulties and pleasures encountered in finding rare fossils and describes the changing views on early mammals made possible by these discoveries.

In Pursuit of Flavor

by Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis, whose name has become synonymous with honest American food, simply and lovingly prepared, gives us the secrets of a lifetime in pursuit of flavor. With almost 200 delicious recipes, plus notes and special boxes on important ingredients (from black-eyed peas and Virginia hams to Peking ducks and oysters) and personally developed cooking techniques (making your own jelly bags, peeling chestnuts), Mrs. Lewis shows us how to get the best flavor from the foods we buy today in supermarkets and farmers' markets. Examples... · She puts together lovely combinations of vegetables--tomatoes and cymling squash, green peas and Vidalia onions · She seals in the subtle aromas of fish fillets or chicken breasts by baking them in parchment. · She boils fresh corn in its husk for added flavor. · She roasts browned bones and meats with just a little water to make a deep, rich, savory stock. · She braises a game bird in a clay pot with aromatic vegetables to keep it succulent. · She shows us how to use cut fresh herbs and when to add them. · She shares her secret of mixing one's own non-chemical-tasting baking powder. · She persuades us to listen for signs of when a cake is done. ...and much more. Following the seasons, Edna Lewis leads us through the chapters of this book--From the Gardens and Orchards, From the Farmyard, From the Lakes, Streams, and Oceans, For the Cupboard, From the Bread Oven and Griddle, and The Good Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--and drawing on her childhood in Freetown, Virginia, a farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, she recreates some of the simple good dishes she grew up on. In addition to these "old friends" she has peppered the book with "new discoveries," in that wonderful mingling of old and new that has made her food so sought-after at Fearrington House in North Carolina, Middleton Place in South Carolina, Uncle Sam's in Manhattan, and other kitchens she has presided over. Above all, every recipe--from Oyster Stew with Salsify to Damson Plum Pie--is illuminated with Edna Lewis's remarkable cooking insights, which help the home cook to prepare a dish just as she has done it. And the whole book--with its charming illustrations--is flavored with the kind of personal warmth that makes it a joy to cook with Edna Lewis at your side.

In Pursuit of the Common Good

by Paul Newman A. E. Hotchner

"There are three rules for running a business; fortunately, we don't know any of them. " In 1978, Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner decided that rather than just distribute Paul's own salad dressing at Christmas to neighbors, they would offer it to a few local stores. Freewheeling, irreverent entrepreneurs, they conceived of their venture as a great way to poke fun at the mundane method of traditional marketing. Much to their surprise, the dressing was enthusiastically received. What had started as a lark quickly escalated into a full-fledged business, the first company to place all-natural foods in supermarkets. From salad dressing to spaghetti sauce, to popcorn and lemonade, Newman's Own became a major player in the food business. The company's profits were originally donated to medical research, education, and the environment, and eventually went to the creation of the eight Hole in the Wall Gang camps for children with serious illnesses. In these pages Newman and Hotchner recount the picaresque saga of their own nonmanagement adventure. In alternating voices, playing off one another in classic "Odd Couple" style, they describe how they systematically disregarded the advice of experts and relied instead on instinct, imagination, and mostly luck. They write about how they hurdled obstacle after obstacle, share their hilarious misadventures, and reveal their offbeat solutions to conventional problems. Even their approach to charity is decidedly different: every year they give away all the company's profits, empty the coffers, and start over again. The results of this amazing generosity are brought to life in heartwarming stories about the children at their camps. With rare glimpses into their zany style and their compassion for those less fortunate, Newman and Hotchner have written the perfect nonmanagement book, at once playful, informative, and inspirational.

In Pursuit of the Green Lion: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel

by Judith Merkle Riley

The unforgettable Margaret of Ashbury returns in the second book of the trilogy that began withA Vision of Light. Margaret, a resourceful midwife, is living with the insufferable relatives of her third husband, Gilbert de Vilers, known as Gregory. She is carving out a life for herself and her daughters despite the hostility and greed of her in-laws. But when Gregory is captured in France and held for ransom, Margaret knows she must take action--her in-laws are too tight with money to be of any use--so she teams up with her old friends Mother Hilde, the herbalist, and Brother Malachi, an alchemist on a quest for the secret of changing base metals into gold. Together, the trio plan to rescue Gregory and bring him back to London, where he and Margaret can start a new life away from his meddling family. And thus begins a wild romp across fourteenth-century Europe. Murderous noblemen, scheming ladies, truculent ghosts, and a steady stream of challenges plague the journey. Margaret will need not only her special gift of healing, her quick mind, and her independent spirit but the loyalty of her friends and the love of her new husband to carry them all safely home.

In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman

by William J. Cook

What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles in applied mathematics--and it has defied solution to this day. In this book, William Cook takes readers on a mathematical excursion, picking up the salesman's trail in the 1800s when Irish mathematician W. R. Hamilton first defined the problem, and venturing to the furthest limits of today's state-of-the-art attempts to solve it. Cook examines the origins and history of the salesman problem and explores its many important applications, from genome sequencing and designing computer processors to arranging music and hunting for planets. He looks at how computers stack up against the traveling salesman problem on a grand scale, and discusses how humans, unaided by computers, go about trying to solve the puzzle. Cook traces the salesman problem to the realms of neuroscience, psychology, and art, and he also challenges readers to tackle the problem themselves. The traveling salesman problem is--literally--a $1 million question. That's the prize the Clay Mathematics Institute is offering to anyone who can solve the problem or prove that it can't be done. In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman travels to the very threshold of our understanding about the nature of complexity, and challenges you yourself to discover the solution to this captivating mathematical problem.

In Pursuit of the Unknown

by Ian Stewart

For general readers of science and technology titles, this engaging work on the meaning and impact of mathematical equations examines seventeen of the most important equations in history and explores not only the science behind the specific formulas, but also the wide influence of these germinal ideas on modern technologies and scientific study. Covering popular equations such as the Pythagorean theorem and Relativity, as well as more obscure and advanced topics, the work provides an entertaining journey through the development of theoretical mathematics, as well as an informative look at applied science. Numerous tables, graphs, and illustrations are provided throughout. Stewart is professor emeritus of mathematics at Warwick University. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

In Quest of Music

by Irving Kolodin

The music critic and writer maps out the road that music and musicians have traveled, particularly in the US, since 1900, both in classical music and jazz.

In Quest of the Universe (6th edition)

by Theo Koupelis

The book is a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to astronomy. This accessible text guides readers through the development of historical and current astronomical theories to provide a clear account of how science works. With numerous interactive learning tools, the Starry Night planetary software package, and stunning visuals and up-to-date content, In Quest with the Universe, Sixth Edition is an exciting overview of this ever-changing discipline.

In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

by Robert S. Mcnamara Brian Vandemark

One of the major decision-makers of the Vietnam War tells his story.

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