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Presents writing instruction in areas such as organization, logic, drafting, editing, style, word choice, and voice. Goes beyond presenting rules and techniques, with advice on putting principles into practice. Sections are easy to browse and written in a reader- friendly style. Includes many checklists and a glossary of grammatical terms. Wilbers is a writing consultant, author, professor, and syndicated columnist. He teaches writing at the University of Minnesota and at Hamline University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The authors give detailed advice on buying, selling, and operating residential rental and commercial real estate to achieve cash flow, income, tax shelter, and appreciation value. Leasing information and exercising leverage through borrowing are included. Titles in the popular" Business Keys" series are written for non-professionals. They take the mystery out of finance and investment, and offer advice on money management to ordinary consumers. Using non-technical language, these books offer up-to-date information on a wide range of money matters." Business Keys" titles are regularly updated to reflect the most current market conditions and business innovations Jack P. Friedman is a real estate appraiser and consultant in Dallas, Texas. Jack C. Harris is a research economist at the Real Estate Center of Texas A&M University. Friedman and Harris are the authors of Keys to Buying a Foreclosed Home, Kees to Mortgage Financing and Refinancing, and Keys to Purchasing a Condo or Co-op.
A guide to attaining spiritual growth. With an emphasis on biblical scripture as a means of harnessing and maturing your faith in God.
Best-selling author Garth Nix creates a magical world and an intriguing mystery in this new blockbuster series. Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. One mysterious house is the doorway to a very mysterious world -- where one boy is about to venture and unlock a number of fantastical secrets. This is another thrilling, triumphantly imaginative series from Garth Nix, the best-selling author of THE SEVENTH TOWER, SABRIEL, and LIRAEL.
Arthur Penhaligon's magical adventures continue as he faces a new grave danger -- in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday. More amazing fantasy from best-selling author Garth Nix. Arthur doesn't think he will ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday -- the house that contains an entire world. But Tuesday brings new challenges -- in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the well-being of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything -- an adventure that will include stealing a Sunship, surviving a very weird work camp, befriending a bearlike spirit, fighting the voidlike Nithlings, and traveling to the scary Far Reaches for the ultimate showdown.
The next spellbinding book in best-selling author Garth Nix's magical Keys to the Kingdom series. Everyone is after Arthur Penhaligon. Strange pirates. Shadowy creatures. And Drowned Wednesday, whose gluttony threatens both her world and Arthur's. With his unlimited imagination and thrilling storytelling, Garth Nix has created a character and a world that become even more compelling with each book. As Arthur gets closer to the heart of his quest, the suspense and mystery grow more and more intense. . . .
The stellar fourth book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series... now in paperback! On the fourth day there was war... Following their adventures in the Border Sea, Arthur and Leaf head for home. But only Leaf gets through the Front Door. Arthur is blocked because someone . . . or something . . . has assumed his identity and is taking over his life. Before Arthur can take action, he is drafted by Sir Thursday and forced to join the Glorious Army of the Architect. While Leaf tries to banish Arthur's doppleganger on earth, Arthur must survive his basic training, avoid getting posted to the Front and work out how he can free Part Four of the Will....
The fifth book in Garth Nix's New York Times-bestselling series! Four of the seven Trustees have been defeated and their Keys taken, but for Arthur, the week is still getting worse. Suzy Blue and Fred Gold Numbers have been captured by the Piper, and his New Nithling army still controls most of the Great Maze. Superior Saturday is causing trouble wherever she can, including turning off all the elevators in the House and blocking the Front Door. Amidst all this trouble, Arthur must weigh an offer from Lady Friday that is either a cunning trap for the Rightful Heir or a golden opportunity he must seize--before he's beaten to it!
The penultimate book in Garth Nix's masterpiece series! The secret of his own identity. The identity of The Architect. The complete Will of the House. The fulfillment of his fate. Arthur Penhaligon is getting closer and closer to these things... but not without risks, conflict, and adventure.
The fantastic conclusion to Garth Nix's NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series! Seven days. Seven keys. Seven virtues. Seven sins. In this thrilling conclusion to Garth Nix's Keys to the Kingdom series, Arthur Penhaligon must complete his quest to save the Kingdom he is heir to...and Arthur's world.
Shear (national affairs, The National Journal) chronicles how the US has aided Japan's ambitions to dominate the aerospace and aviations products industry, America's most lucrative exports, and has provided the infrastructure for Japan's production of the FS-X fighter plane. Shear, drawing on official documents and interviews with top government officials, reveals the arrogant self-interest that surrounded the FS-X project on both sides of the Pacific and pinpoints the continuing ramifications of this crisis. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
"Essence"-bestselling author Blue introduces star-crossed lovers who find redemption and hope in each other, but learn that escaping their pasts is not so easy.
Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989), a brilliant physicist and the principal designer of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, later became a human rights activist and--as a result--a source of profound irritation to the Kremlin. This book publishes for the first time ever KGB files on Sakharov that became available during Boris Yeltsin's presidency. The documents reveal the untold story of KGB surveillance of Sakharov from 1968 until his death in 1989 and of the regime's efforts to intimidate and silence him. The disturbing archival materials show the KGB to have had a profound lack of understanding of the spiritual and moral nature of the human rights movement and of Sakharov's role as one of its leading figures.
This book tells the history of the KGB from Lenin to Mikhail Gorbachev. It's a collaboration between a veteran of the CIA and a journalist. They uncover the inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars.
John Barron catalogs the actions and methods of the KGB, the Soviet secret police, as they tried to foment revolution throughout the world.
From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Conn Iggulden's Conqueror.The Great Khan is dead--and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical brilliance, and indomitable force, hangs in the balance. Now, with the sons of Genghis Khan maneuvering for supremacy, the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart.Genghis's tough and canny heir, Ogedai, is on the verge of becoming the new Khan. Inexplicably, Ogedai has delayed his coronation to complete a project many deem a folly: the building of Karakorum, a magnificent city amid the wild plains. His decision emboldens his arrogant brother Chagatai to violently challenge him, leaving their noble sibling Tolui caught between them. Yet even as they clash, the Khan's armies extend his reach farther than ever before, into southern China and across the rugged mountains of Russia to the vulnerable heart of Europe, where the most courageous warriors the West commands await the coming onslaught.fe for a new generation of readers. From the Hardcover edition.
Khubilai Khan is one of history's most renowned figures. Morris Rossabi draws on sources from a variety of East Asian, Middle Eastern, and European languages as he focuses on the life and times of the great Mongol monarch.
The Pentagon brass make the designations: AWOL. MIA. KIA. Every soldier with a designation, and no man left behind. And Dr. Kel McKelvey is the man to bring those soldiers home -- from battlefields around the world. When a soldier's remains are found in the Catholic cemetery of Thanh Lay Hamlet outside of the rechristened Ho Chi Minh City, a reluctant Vietnamese government agrees to the repatriation of the body believed to be Master Sergeant Jimmy Lee Tenkiller. Tenkiller was a Native American soldier who went missing in the chaos of Saigon during the summer of 1970. For fourteen years, his designation was AWOL, until the Status Review Board voted 2-1 to change it to KIA. Before the case can be closed, Dr. Kel McKelvey and his team at the Central Identification Lab must positively identify the body believed to be Jimmy Tenkiller. The skull's noble features suggest the sergeant's proud Choctaw-Cherokee heritage, but Kel's instincts give him pause. Using a combination of cutting-edge forensic technique and old fashioned anthropology, he sets out to unravel the chilling mystery of the body's identity. What he finds leads him deep into the Vietnamese wartime black market and into the haunted mind of Jimmy Tenkiller. Assisting Kel on the case is his colleague and friend, Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Edward Lafayette "Shuck" Deveroux of the Army's Criminal Investigative Division. Shuck has been assigned to solve a series of brutal murders on military bases in Kentucky and Tennessee, and he reluctantly adds Kel's identification to his caseload. But when the two investigators team up, they soon realize that all of their dead men may be telling the same tale. Dr. Kel McKelvey has devoted his life to bringing closure to the families of brave men and women who died fighting for their country. InKIA, he faces his greatest challenge yet -- to solve a chain of crimes committed bydesperate men in times of war and peace. The result is a mesmerizing thriller -- an intricate forensics case involving a fallen United States serviceman, from an author who is an expert in the field.
A thrilling story about Alaska's 1,049 mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome through the eyes of lead dog Kiana.
This cookbook is a heartfelt and fascinating tribute to the food, traditions, and courage of the people of Japan's Tohoku region before and after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. It features traditional recipes such as Miso-Seared Scallops, Pinched-Noodle Soup with Pork, Salmon-Stuffed Kelp Rolls, and basics like rice, stocks, and sauces, along with sake pairings and essays on Japan in recovery from journalists and food writers. Kibō was written by Japanese culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh, who was in her Tokyo kitchen when the Great Eastern-Japan Earthquake struck. Over the following months she witnessed the strength of the people of the Tohoku region--one of the largest miso- and sake-producing areas in Japan--as they struggled with the effects of the resulting tsunami and nuclear accident. She was inspired to write Kibō (meaning "brimming with hope") to not only tell the story of the food of the Tohoku region but also to document the experiences of its people, both before and after the disaster. This lushly photographed original eBook will honor the region and its rich culture on the first anniversary of the earthquake, with a portion of the proceeds going to Japanese recovery efforts.
Four of today's hottest authors--Maggie Shayne, MaryJanice Davidson, Jacey Ford, and Angela Knight--present a quartet of sexy tales about bold women who take no prisoners, either in a fight or in love.
For the very first time in his decades-long career writing for teens, acclaimed and beloved author Walter Dean Myers writes with a teen, Ross Workman. Kevin Johnson is thirteen years old. And heading for juvie. He's a good kid, a great friend, and a star striker for his Highland, New Jersey, soccer team. His team is competing for the State Cup, and he wants to prove he has more than just star-player potential. Kevin's never been in any serious trouble . . . until the night he ends up in jail. Enter Sergeant Brown, a cop assigned to be Kevin's mentor. If Kevin and Brown can learn to trust each other, they might be able to turn things around before it's too late.
Discover the 'tough love' of kick-ass angels - the hidden angelic powers who can smash through your shell of habit and routine and refresh your outlook and your energy, in ways that will transform your life
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