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I was not sorry at all. I was a happy boy. Those white men had come to kill our mothers and fathers and us, and it was our country (Black Elk, Oglala Sioux). Known to generations of white Americans as "Custer's Last Stand" or the Battle of Little Bighorn, it was, to the Plains Indians, the Battle of the Greasy Grass--a great, if short-lived victory against the whites who would soon overrun their country and destroy their way of life. Now, for the first time in a book for children, the story of the Greasy Grass battle is told from the Indian point of view, in a series of dramatic eyewitness vignettes. Assembled from the recollections of twelve Indian participants in the battle, the book is divided into thirty brief chapters that, together, create a compelling narrative of the battle and the events that preceded it: Sitting Bull's vision of white soldiers falling into his camp "like grasshoppers," Custer's impetuous advance and attack, and finally, his dramatic defeat. An introduction and epilogue provide the historical context and a chronology, bibliographic note, maps, and more than a dozen archival photographs make this an outstanding curriculum item. The voices assembled here create a dramatic memorial to a fabled event in the history of the American West.
Meet Tovah! Tovah (Hebrew for "good") is growing up in a Messianic Jewish home, learning the meaning of God's special days. Ideal for young children. Teaches the biblical holidays and celebrates faith in Yeshua (Jesus).
From the Book Jacket: Did you know... In Los Angeles, California, you cannot dance with a member of the opposite sex unless you are married? Yugoslavia once forbade Halley's comet from appearing in the heavens over that country? It is unlawful in England to wrestle with an untrained bull in public? Throughout history, we have felt the need to legislate our lives and surroundings. On matters from birth to marriage to death, someone, sometime, has passed a decree. Illustrated with Gwenn Seuling's expressive pen-and-ink drawings, this sequel to the best-selling You Can't Eat Peanuts in Church & Other Little-Known Laws is sure to entertain and amaze you. But don't laugh too hard-it may be illegal somewhere! BARBARA SEULING is the author-illustrator of many freaky facts books, including You Can't Sneeze with Your Eyes Open & Other Freaky Facts About the Human Body. The best-selling prequel to this book, You Can't Eat Peanuts in Church & Other Little-Known Laws, was featured on many popular TV and radio talk shows. Ms. Seuling has a country home in southern Vermont, to which she often retreats. She lives most of the year in New York City. GWENN SEULING, the author's niece, is a free-lance artist whose cartoons have appeared in major magazines in Paris, France, as well as a weekly Brooklyn newspaper. She also runs a plant store in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives.
Gia Stokes' junior year is off to a good start. She's just been elected co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, her friendship with her cousin Hope has been restored and her best friend Ricardo is the new first-string quarterback. But not everything is so smooth. It's a good thing Gia has her faith, because she's in for a real lesson about friendship and family.
"The best sports book of the year." - Sports Illustrated. "John Ed Bradley says that all he ever wanted to do was to leave behind a pretty piece of writing. Here it is--a wonderful blend of honest introspection, passionate reporting, and superb storytelling. One of the best books I have read in years." - Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Season of Life. Inspired by a classic essay about a visit to a dying coach, It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium explores in gorgeous detail the inescapable pull of college football--the cocky smiles behind the face masks, the two-a-day drills, the emotionally charged bus rides to the stadium, the curfew checks, the film-study sessions, the locker room antics, and the yawning void left in one's soul the moment the final whistle sounds. To understand why it's so painful to give up the game, you must first understand the intimacy of the huddle. "It ends for everybody," writes John Ed Bradley, "and then it starts all over again, in ways you never anticipated. Marty Dufresne sits in his wheelchair listening to the Tiger fight song... Ramsey Darder endures prison by playing the games over in his head... Big Ed Stanton never took up the game of golf, and yet he rides the streets of Bayou Vista in a cart nearly identical to Coach Mac's, recalling the one time the old man invited him for a ride." Far more than a memoir, It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium is a brutally honest, profoundly moving look at what it means to surrender something you love. An Amazon Editors' Best Book of 2007. "John Ed Bradley is a rare gem, a gifted writer trapped in the body of a football player. It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium will send chills down the back of anyone who loves the game and will echo in the minds of former players long after they've put it down." -Tim Green, best-selling author and member of the College Football Hall of Fame. "A mesmerizing read... achingly sentimental in some parts, brutally truthful in others..." - Chicago Tribune. "The best memoir I have ever read on how a particular game, win or lose, can linger with us." - Josh Levin, Slate. "An unsparing and often beautiful chronicle of [Bradley's] attempt to join polite society." - Play Magazine. "A lyrical memoir... about his teammates, his coaches, his parents and the magnetic power of football in Louisiana." - National Public Radio. "Heart-wrenching, honest, insightful and hard to put down."- The Franklin Sun.
A seasoned television professional--the host of the top-rated KEY News morning show--Eliza Blake has reported on tragedies many times from behind the anchor's desk . . . and she has survived devastating crises of her own. But only now is she learning the true meaning of terror when her seven-year-old daughter, Janie, is kidnapped from summer camp. Forced to suffer through a mother's worst nightmare in the glare of the camera lights, Eliza finds herself trapped in a media circus as the police and FBI explore every avenue . . . and every lead winds up at a dead end. But Eliza isn't going to just sit around and wait for answers--because every minute wasted in the desperate race to reveal the shocking motives of a ruthless abductor brings a frightened little girl one minute closer to her death.
Does your family talk about money?Do your kids understand your money values?Do you and your mate agree on how you spend and invest your money?Do you know if your parents are financially secure?These are the questions that Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz and her father, Charles Schwab, ask at the beginning of this invaluable family financial primer. The authors acknowledge that these are difficult questions but stress that families must grapple with them and come up with answers.Despite the proliferation of the financial news media, money remains a taboo subject in most families. Often the mere thought of talking about money with a family member causes enormous personal stress and confusion. But it doesn't have to be that way. The goal of this father-daughter collaboration is to bring solid financial advice into the context of family, where it can be explored, understood, and implemented to the benefit of everyone. The first essential thing that must happen is conversation, and It Pays to Talk is filled with advice about how to start talking. The authors are both working parents with a combined sixty-five years of knowledge and experience in the investment field. In this book they present a road map that every family can follow as they develop and implement an investment strategy and money-management plan.They begin by covering the fundamental principles that every investor needs to understand in order to succeed for the long term, and then they move on to cover joining forces in marriage; building your family's wealth regardless of market conditions; investing for your children's future and raising money-savvy kids; retirement planning; estate planning for you and your parents; and dealing with the unexpected--insurance, divorce, and investing a windfall. Throughout the book, the authors offer advice about how to start the often difficult conversations that lead to smart decision-making, as well as how to talk gently, intelligently, and respectfully about the many issues that define and shape our attitudes about money.It does pay to talk. This valuable and expert book will get you started and help you at every stage of your family's investment career. From the Hardcover edition.
This pocket guide provides initial guidance to all who are concerned with IT regulatory compliance in North America. A key challenge for all IT executive teams is to ensure that the organization avoids breaches of any criminal or civil law, as well as any statutory, regulatory or contractual obligations, and of any security requirements. Control A.15.1.1 of ISO/IEC27001:2005 (the best-practice information security management standard) provides guidance that is relevant to the IT governance of every organization. It says that the organization should explicitly define and document the statutory, regulatory and contractual requirements for each of its information systems, and that this documentation should be kept up-to-date to reflect any relevant changes in the legal environment. The specific controls and individual responsibilities to meet these requirements should be similarly documented and kept up-to-date, and should be linked to the list of all the data assets and processes in the organization, together with their ownership details.
An elegant, witty, frank, touching, and deeply personal account of the loves both great and fleeting in the life of one of America's most celebrated and fabled women. Born to great wealth yet kept a virtual prisoner by the custody battle that raged between her proper aunt and her self-absorbed, beautiful mother, Gloria Vanderbilt grew up in a special world. Stunningly beautiful herself, yet insecure and with a touch of wildness, she set out at a very early age to find romance. And find it she did. There were love affairs with Howard Hughes, Bill Paley, and Frank Sinatra, to name a few, and one-night stands, which she writes about with delicacy and humor, including one with the young Marlon Brando. There were marriages to men as diverse as Pat De Cicco, who abused her; the legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski, who kept his innermost secrets from her; film director Sidney Lumet; and finally writer Wyatt Cooper, the love of her life. Now, in an irresistible memoir that is at once ruthlessly forthright, supremely stylish, full of fascinating details, and deeply touching, Gloria Vanderbilt writes at last about the subject on which she has hitherto been silent: the men in her life, why she loved them, and what each affair or marriage meant to her. This is the candid and captivating account of a life that has kept gossip writers speculating for years, as well as Gloria's own intimate description of growing up, living, marrying, and loving in the glare of the limelight and becoming, despite a family as famous and wealthy as America has ever produced, not only her own person but an artist, a designer, a businesswoman, and a writer of rare distinction.
The daughter of a British Foreign Service officer, Moira Hodgson spent her childhood in many a strange and exotic land. She discovered American food in Saigon, ate wild boar in Berlin, and learned how to prepare potatoes from her eccentric Irish grandmother. Today, Hodgson has a well-deserved reputation as a discerning critic whose columns in the New York Observer were devoured by dedicated food lovers for two decades. A delightful memoir of meals from around the world--complete with recipes--It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time reflects Hodgson's talent for connecting her love of food and travel with the people and places in her life. Whether she's dining on Moroccan mechoui, a whole lamb baked for a day over coals, or struggling to entertain in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment, her reminiscences are always a treat.
Throughout the annals of history, the best of intentions--and sometimes the worst--have set in motion events with a vastly different outcome than originally intended. In this entertaining, fact-filled chronicle, William Forstchen and Bill Fawcett explore the watersheds of history that began as the best of ideas and ended as the worst of fiascoes. A Holy War--The Medieval Crusades for religious liberation become centuries of slaughter and destruction. Sibling Rivalry--Leif Erikson spares his sister's life and delays the discovery of the New World for five hundred years. Big Guns--Emperor Constantine XI refuses to buy a new supercannon that would let him dominate his enemies, so its creator sells the cannon to the Turks, who then crush Constantinople. With casual wit and subtle insight, It Seemed Like a Good Idea...tucks tongue in cheek and rides out the fiascoes of history.
Self-proclaimed nobody CG Silverman sees her move to an upscale new school as her chance to be somebody different. Her devil-may-care attitude attracts the in-clique, and before CG realizes it, a routine game of truth or dare launches her to iconic status. While this rebel image helps secure CG's newfound popularity, it also propels her through a maze of unprecedented chaos, with each new lie and every dare opening doors that, in most cases, were better off left shut. CG is on a collision course with disaster. Will she be able to keep up the façade? Or will the whole world find out she's a fraud?
Millionaires prefer blondes!It was certainly the case for Luke Cunningham. The American tycoon had seen Angelica Lonsdale in a crowded street and followed her, mesmerized by her long blonde hair.He would stop at nothing until he had her!But Angelica had more pressing problems than dealing with infatuated millionaires-however gorgeous. To save her family home she needed nothing short of a miracle.Luke Cunningham didn't consider himself hero material, but if the only way he could get Angelica into his bed was by assuming the role of a knight in shining armor...he was quite prepared to dust off his shield! He had an ideal solution to her problem and his-marriage! She'd get to keep her home, he'd get the woman he wanted right where he wanted her! But lust wasn't any basis for matrimony...was it?From the bestselling author of The Yuletide Bride.
It Still Takes a Candidate serves as the only systematic, nationwide empirical account of the manner in which gender affects political ambition. Based on data from the Citizen Political Ambition Panel Study, a national survey conducted of almost 3,800 "potential candidates" in 2001 and a second survey of more than 2,000 of these same individuals in 2008, Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox find that women, even in the highest tiers of professional accomplishment, are substantially less likely than men to demonstrate ambition to seek elective office. Women are less likely than men to be recruited to run for office. They are less likely than men to think they are qualified to run for office. And they are less likely than men to express a willingness to run for office in the future. This gender gap in political ambition persists across generations and over time. Despite cultural evolution and society's changing attitudes toward women in politics, running for public office remains a much less attractive and feasible endeavor for women than men.
Blair Townsend didn't know the meaning of chaos until her holy terror of a nephew came to live with her. Jeffrey needed a positive role model-and Blair wasn't above buying one at the Lost Springs auction. Sexy-as-sin rancher Scott McKay looks as if he'd have no trouble teaching Jeffrey how to be a man. Except Scott seems far more interested in showing Blair how to be a woman....
Rebecca will have to take a page from her own book to keep the dashing Rafe Danvers from spoiling her success. But how does one play hard-to-get with a man one cannot resist? Rebecca Tate never intended to cause a revolution with her notoriously popular Miss Darby novels, merely to earn enough to support herself and her ailing uncle. But now it seems every eligible debutante in London is emulating her spunky heroine and refusing to marry...ever! Still, Rebecca's enjoying her newfound success as Miss Darby's anonymous creator, and she's not about to let anyone interfere--not even the rakishly appealing Raphael Danvers. Having survived the perils of war and espionage, Rafe is less than thrilled by a disgruntled society matron's wish that he unmask the unknown author and halt the scandalous scribblings. The assignment becomes more attractive, however, when the trail leads to the enticing Miss Tate. Suddenly the dashing adventurer can't get enough of the charming troublemaker--and her resorting to some rather Darbyesque trickery to distract him serves only to intensify his desire. But will a rogue's determined pursuit result in a happy romantic ending . . . or lead them both into a dangerous intrigue?
Dr. Glen Griffin knows that parents want their children to make good choices so that they will be happy and successful. But in a world where values have been put aside, this has become increasingly difficult. Besides the challenges parents have always had, children and teenagers today are coached daily to defy parents and society. Children are taught to want instant gratification, and the media convey this message through distorted portrayals of life in television shows and videos. Most parents try very hard. Many do an amazing job even though they struggle along, often making the same mistakes their parents made.
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?
Dane Prescott was charming, gallant, a man of mystery and shadows whose smile could make a woman forget her name! Jennifer Chantry was terrified when he caught her with a pilfered diamond bracelet, stunned when he kissed her breathless, and delighted when he helped her escape with her prize! But when her dashing hero turned out to be a professional gambler, she had to resist him. Her father had lost 'Belle Retour, their beautiful old home, in a poker game--how could she risk loving another man who might cost her everything? Until now she'd never been tempted to stray from safe byways...but the promises in Dane's eyes filled her with wild yearning for passion and danger. Dane knew the odds were against Jenny loving him, but he'd dare hell to risk heaven in his lady's arms. He'd never bet everything before, but the, stakes were so high. Could he make her believe that man of honor would never gamble with her heart?
Amanda Lemmon and Alyssa Callaway don't know each other. But when they meet, they are in for the weirdest surprise! They look exactly alike! But that's not all they have in common! Each girl has a really big wish. Amanda is an orphan. She wishes more than anything that she had a mom and a dad. Alyssa is a rich girl. She has a dad. but she wishes he would spend more time with her. Can Amanda and Alyssa come up with the perfect plan to make their wishes come true?
He barely survived the war, but he's ready to throw himself back into the ballroom's line of fire Though he lost the use of an arm in the Napoleonic Wars, Henry Middlebrook returns to London society and begins an ambitious courtship with the ton's reigning beauty. When he experiences limited success, he decides to ask for assistance from the beauty's companion, Frances Whittier. A soldier's widow with a murky past, Frances admires Henry's courage and sends him a secret letter. But he thinks the letter is from her mistress, and Frances must correct his mistake if she wants to engage his heart.
It Was Good builds on the foundation laid in other books that have explored the validity of a Christian's calling to and involvement in the arts. This collection of essays takes the next step in discussing the artist's calling. Understanding that faith in God impacts every area of life, It Was Good explores various issues related to making art from the unique perspective of a believer in Christ.
In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths. Now, picking up where he left off, Fulghum turns our eyes to show-and-tell, weddings, his own ten commandments, and more insightful and unique observations on what our world is and was. . . . From the Paperback edition.
The most distracting boss of all...For driven businessman Luke Savage success is the only option. So when gorgeous marketing intern Jess Sherwood waltzes into his office and casually informs him that his newly inherited vineyard has an image problem he's outraged! She's naive, overly ambitious, a know-it-all... And all Luke can do to stop her talking is kiss her senseless.Eight years later the vineyard needs a boost-and Luke needs a hip new marketing strategy to save it. Jess may drive him crazy but she's the right woman for the job. Their only problem is how to keep their minds on work and off that kiss!
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