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Almost four decades after his death Elijah Muhammad (1897-1975) remains by far the most influential African American Muslim. Leader of the Nation of Islam movement for over thirty years and a mentor to Malcolm X, Muhammad was responsible for introducing hundreds of thousands of African Americans to Islam. In this fascinating biography Herbert Berg assesses the impact of Muhammad's unique and intriguing perspective on Islam, and seeks to understand why he formulated it. Careful to consider Muhammad's career within the context of the significant racial tensions of his time, this volume investigates a figure whose formulation of Islam, however divisive, forced Muslims and scholars alike to evaluate their often normative definitions of this religious tradition.
New York Times Bestseller Dear Reader, Please note that the text of this story, ELIJAH by Jacquelyn Frank, begins on page 7. The first six pages are the teaser copy, the Also By The Author page, the title page, the copyright page and the dedication. Also on the inside front cover, it lists NOAH as available now. That title will be published in September, 2008. Sorry for any confusion. They are called the Demons, one of the elusive Nightwalker races living in shadow and struggling for survival against their human enemies. Their proudest warrior is Elijah, a man who bends for nothing and no one. . . until one woman brings him to his knees. . . Some Feelings You Just Cant Fight He is known as the Warrior Captain--a master of every weapon, a fierce soldier sworn to protect his kind. Powerful, relentless, merciless, Elijah has always won every battle hes ever taken on--until now. Ambushed by necromancers, he is left for dead only to be discovered by the woman who could very well deliver the final blow. . . Siena, the Lycanthrope Queen. With three centuries of warring, little more than a decade of uneasy peace has existed between the Lycanthropes and Elijahs people. Now, after a lifetime of suspicion, the warrior in Elijah is consumed with a different battle--winning Sienas heart by giving her pleasure beyond all boundaries. What starts as attraction and arousal soon burns into a passion with consequences that will echo through the ages for both their people. And as would-be enemies become inseparable lovers, another threat approaches, one with the power to destroy them all. . . Surrender to the night. Jacquelyn Frank lives in Saugerties, New York, and has been writing romantic fiction ever since she picked up her first teen romance at age 13. With four sisters, a family scattered up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and a history of living all across the USA herself, she still tries to find ways to give a nod to her native New York in her work. Jacquelyn lives with her foster daughter and four furry children as well--four male domestic shorthaired cats whose personalities have often inspired aspects of her characters. A former Sign Language Interpreter and substitute teacher, she is a powerful advocate of reading and writing. She is known for her persistent gifts of books to all the children in her life, in an effort to see them love both as much as she does. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than the imagination and all it inspires, and nothing more tragic than illiteracy.
Elijah's Cup: A Family's Journey into the Community and Culture of High-functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndromeby Valerie Paradiz
Paradiz, the co-founder and director of a school for autistic teens, chronicles her life with her son, Elijah, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Her inspiring narrative celebrates the idiosyncratic beauty of the Asperger mind and the sense of mutual support and self-respect in the Asperger's syndrome community. This paperback edition includes a new chapter bringing readers up to date on Elijah's education and his mother's advocacy work, and an afterword by Elijah himself. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts His Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fieldsby John Cullen Christophe Bataille Rithy Panh
From the internationally acclaimed director of S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine, a survivor's autobiography that confronts the evils of the Khmer Rouge dictatorship.Rithy Panh was only thirteen years old when the Khmer Rouge expelled his family from Phnom Penh in 1975. In the months and years that followed, his entire family was executed, starved, or worked to death. Thirty years later, after having become a respected filmmaker, Rithy Panh decides to question one of the men principally responsible for the genocide, Comrade Duch, who's neither an ordinary person nor a demon--he's an educated organizer, a slaughterer who talks, forgets, lies, explains, and works on his legacy. This confrontation unfolds into an exceptional narrative of human history and an examination of the nature of evil. The Elimination stands among the essential works that document the immense tragedies of the twentieth century, with Primo Levi's If This Is a Man and Elie Wiesel's Night.
A gripping debut teeming with drama and scathing insight into the world of an all-girl private high school.For years, Audrey Brindle has dreamed of attending George Eliot Academy, the school where her mother, Ruth, has taught for a decade. But when she is finally admitted, she discovers a place of sly bullying and ferocious intolerance. Ruth, meanwhile, finds her world upended by the arrival of a new teacher, Henry Winter.An acutely observed exploration of ambition, betrayal, and cruelty, The Eliot Girls deftly explores the intimacies and injustices of privileged female adolescence and the relationship of a mother and daughter for whom life will never be the same.
The story of Eliot Ness, the legendary lawman who led the Untouchables, took on Al Capone, and saved a city's soulAs leader of an unprecedented crime-busting squad, twenty-eight-year-old Eliot Ness won fame for taking on notorious mobster Al Capone. But the Untouchables' daring raids were only the beginning of Ness's unlikely story.This new biography grapples with the charismatic lawman's complicated, largely forgotten legacy. Perry chronicles Ness's days in Chicago as well as his spectacular second act in Cleveland, where he achieved his greatest success: purging the profoundly corrupt city and forging new practices that changed police work across the country. He also faced one of his greatest challenges: a mysterious serial killer known as the Torso Murderer. Capturing the first complete portrait of the real Eliot Ness, Perry brings to life an unorthodox man who believed in the integrity of law and the power of American justice.acclaim and scandal from both his professional and personal lives. Through it all, he believed unwaveringly in the integrity of law and the basic goodness of his fellow Americans.
ELISA: Theory and Practice introduces to scientists at all levels of expertise the principles of the most commonly used assay technique known as the Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay. The book provides readers with full descriptions of the basic systems that make ELISA one of the most powerful techniques in science today, and also examines in detail the data obtained by ELISA and their analysis and actual manipulation. ELISA: Theory and Practice is designed not only to train novices in the science of ELISA, but also to aid investigators experienced in any of the biological sciences in performing independently assays of antibodies and antigens. Mastery of the book's contents will allow readers to fully appreciate exactly how and why assays function, as well as permit the efficient development of individual assays that are both rapid and accurate.
The foremost woman artist of her age, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) exerted her considerable charm to become the friend, and then official portraitist, of Marie Antoinette. Though profitable, this role made Vigée Le Brun a public and controversial figure, and in 1789 it precipitated her exile. In a Europe torn by strife and revolution, she nevertheless managed to thrive as an independent, self-supporting artist, doggedly setting up studios in Rome, Naples, Venice, Milan, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and London. Long overlooked or dismissed, Vigée Le Brun's portraits now hang in the Louvre, in a room of their own, as well as in all leading art museums of the world. This gripping biography tells the story of a singularly gifted and high-spirited woman during the revolutionary era and explores the development and significance of her art. The book also recounts the public and private lives of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, connecting her with such personalities of her age as Catherine the Great, Napoleon, and Benjamin Franklin, and setting her experiences in the context of contemporary European politics and culture. A generous selection of illustrations, including sixteen of Vigée Le Brun's portraits presented in full color, completes this exceptional volume.
New Year's Bachelors New Year's Resolution #2: Harass a Hunk! Dylan McAllister, Salt Lake City's hottest attorney-at-law, dripped masculinity like summer rain off a hot tin roof. But when Elise Allen used an inherited ticket to the New Year's bachelor auction to buy him, she had only one thing on her mind: revenge. Dylan had taken Elise to the cleaners in the courtroom, but a week by her side in her busy vet practice would be the perfect payback. Contending with a jealous chimp, a dehydrated tarantula and an amorous pig would surely leave even a hotshot lawyer begging for mercy...if only Elise could keep her mind off his briefs.
England in the fourteenth century: a land of poverty and opulence, prayer and plague...witchcraft and necromancy. As a child, Elisha witnessed the burning of a witch outside of London, and saw her transformed into an angel at the moment of her death, though all around him denied this vision. He swore that the next time he might have the chance to bind an angel's wounds, he would be ready. And so he became a barber surgeon, at the lowest ranks of the medical profession, following the only healer's path available to a peasant's son. Elisha Barber is good at his work, but skill alone cannot protect him. In a single catastrophic day, Elisha's attempt to deliver his brother's child leaves his family ruined, and Elisha himself accused of murder. Then a haughty physician offers him a way out: come serve as a battle surgeon in an unjust war. Between tending to the wounded soldiers and protecting them from the physicians' experiments, Elisha works night and day. Even so, he soon discovers that he has an affinity for magic, drawn into the world of sorcery by Brigit, a beautiful young witch...who reminds him uncannily of the angel he saw burn. In the crucible of combat, utterly at the mercy of his capricious superiors, Elisha must attempt to unravel conspiracies both magical and mundane, as well as come to terms with his own disturbing new abilities. But the only things more dangerous than the questions he's asking are the answers he may reveal. E. C. Ambrose writes with a razor's ruthless precision, and draws new blood from the medieval world you thought you knew.
Sometimes all you want to do is to go home. . . . In the sequel toElissa's Quest,Elissa's Gift is not only growing in power . . . it's changing. Elissa could always speak to animals, but now she's able to control other things in the natural world. When Elissa becomes separated from her friend Maya--and her faithful donkey, Gertrude--she embarks on a perilous voyage that introduces her to others who have special Gifts, too. It's as if an unseen hand is guiding her to the pieces of the prophecy . . . the prophecy of the Phoenix. In this second title in the Phoenix Rising trilogy, readers will continue to root for Elissa--a fabulous, strong girl character--as she makes her way toward her destiny.
Now in paperback--Book One of the Phoenix Rising trilogy is a classic and often humorous fantasy adventure about a young girl with an extraordinary gift.
From the top, you can see everything?except yourself. When Casey McCloy steps into the elegant Bramford building, she?s overwhelmed. Fresh from the Midwest, she?s moved to New York?s Upper East Side to live with her grandmother and attend the prestigious Meadowlark Academy. Here all that matters is who you know. The girl to know is Madison Macallister: popular, pretty, platinumblond. She?s not just Casey?s new classmate and neighbor; she?s an icon. So Casey aims to get in with Madison and her gorgeous gal-pals from the start. As the reigning queen of coolness, Madison is capable of destroying reputations with one welltimed whisper. Better to be on her good side. But after a city-haute makeover from her new frenemy Madison, Casey is wearing the right clothes, saying the right things, and meeting the right people?including Drew, the boy-about-town who Madison thinks belongs to her and her alone.
New Adult angst meets The Godfather in this mafia-themed series from NYT bestseller and indie phenom, Rachel Van Dyken.
Set in the world of bestselling computer game ELITE, and launched to tie in with the latest version, ELITE: DANGEROUS - a game almost 20 years in the making. One of three very distinct - but subtly linked - novels written by major authors who are fans of the game, this novel will be a must-buy not only the 25,000+ people who funded the new game on kickstarter, but also for all of those fans of the original game. On what might be the worst planet in the universe, a young man dreams of the stars. Adventure! Lasers! Women! And the ultimate goal - to become Elite! Unfortunately, Misha has to do his chores first. And learn how to talk to Phoebe, the beautiful customs officer. And leave the planet. But the death of a famous author unexpectedly drags Misha and Phoebe into a system-wide conspiracy, complete with smuggling, international art thieves, multi-system corporations, canap?s and exploding pigs. This is Misha's chance to prove he has what it takes! After all, surely anyone can be Elite if they dream...
Translated into English for the first time, Elite Squad (Elita da Tropa) was a smash best seller in Brazil and has since touched off a firestorm of controversy that has been heightened by the award-winning film it inspired.
Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. The daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington DC politician, Clea has grown to be a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world. But following Clea's father's disappearance while on a humanitarian mission, Clea's photos begin to feature eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful man - a man she has never seen before. When fate brings Clea and this man together, she is stunned by the immediate and powerful connection she feels with him. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father's disappearance, and begin to discover the centuries old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fates, together the pair find themselves in a race against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their futures. . .
While spending the summer on an archaeological dig in Oaxaca, Mexico, with Uncle Carl and his girlfriend, Eliza Lomax meets a Zapotec boy who takes her back in time to try to stop a deadly game meant to punish her uncle for disturbing the dead.
When Christmas came, under the tree was a soft, floppy cloth doll for Kate. "What does it do?" asked Kate. "Everything a doll's supposed to do," her mother said. But Kate's cousin Agnes got a doll that could walk and talk and turn somersaults. "I don't want this ugly doll," Kate told James the collie. "You may have it if you like." Kate's later change of heart and the experiences she shares with Elizabeth will delight young readers. Liesel Skorpen's sensitive story and Martha Alexander's charming drawings combine perfectly in this endearing book for little girls.
After briefly recapping Elizabeth Taylor's rise to fame in Hollywood, this admiring new biography characterizes her love affairs and eight marriages as well as her emotional state during different stages of her life. Interviews with friends, magazine articles, and spousal biographies serve as sources. Fifty black-and-white photographs are provided. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield expect guests for the weekend. But after Eric and Wesley Nelson arrive, things run into rough weather for them and the only way out is to run away from home.
When her pal Melissa McCormick, along with Melissa's brother, is orphaned, Elizabeth helps Melissa and her brother get jobs so that they can pay the bills and avoid being placed in separate foster homes.
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