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New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky entralls in this powerful novel first published in 1983, of a man, a woman, ans the exciting game of love. Magazine writer Nia Phillips latest assisgnment is a feature on east Coast's five most eligible bachelors. But her research hits a snag when she meets number five, Daniel Strahan, the head coach for Boston professional basketball team. Daniel wants no part of the story , And though he refuses her interview request, he's instantly drawn to Nia's quick intelligence and dark beauty. As for Nia, she finds Daniel intriguing, but she knows that a man constantly on road, who lives and breathes basketball, isn't right for her. There's only one thing she's forgotten -- love doesn't play by the rules.
Fast Data Processing with Spark - Second Edition is for software developers who want to learn how to write distributed programs with Spark. It will help developers who have had problems that were too big to be dealt with on a single computer. No previous experience with distributed programming is necessary. This book assumes knowledge of either Java, Scala, or Python.
Freddie draws all kinds of pictures fast: big, small, fat, cat, and pictures of Mom and Dad too.
This book answers questions about What Jehovah's Witnesses believe and how it lines up with the Bible. It is presented in a question answer format that is easy to read and understand.
Are Masonry and Christianity truly compatible? Using their concise question-and-answer style, noted researchers John Ankerberg and John Weldon examine Masonic terminology and answer critical questions: What do Masons teach about Jesus Christ?; What do Masonic symbols represent?; Is the God of the Bible also the God of the Masonic Lodge?
Writers flock to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) each November because it provides a procrastination-busting deadline. But only a fraction of the participants meet their goal. Denise Jaden was part of that fraction, writing first drafts of two subsequently published novels in that tight time frame. In Fast Fiction, she shows other writers how to do what she did, step-by-step, writer to writer. To ensure success, her program begins a month before the month of drafting. During this prep period writers think through plot, theme, characters, setting, etc. Then Jaden provides day-by-day coaching for the thirty-day drafting period. After writers "race to the finish," they are not left high and dry. Jaden's "After the Draft" revision tips allow writers to determine if a draft is not just workable but compelling, so that they don't waste months or years developing it. Her camaraderie and skill allow Jaden to both instruct and inspire.
The fourth FAST book from the gifted team of Hugh Carpenter and Teri Sandison focuses on that speediest of ingredients: fish. Quick preparation time is one of the many reasons to cook fish more often, and Hugh has an irresistible collection of ways for us to spice up our workday meals. If you're tired of that old standby of pan-fried fish with a squeeze of lemon, explore Hugh's many flavorful combinations, drawing on cuisines from around the world. Teri's colorful photographs will have your mouth watering for dishes such as Sautéed Halibut with Nectarines and Ginger, Roast Salmon with Curry Mayonnaise Rub, and Steamed Snapper with Spicy Pesto. As with all the FAST books, FAST FISH includes short ingredient lists, easy instructions, and simple menu suggestions. Endlessly versatile fish provide an amazing array of quick-to-prepare and easy-to-shop-for flavor-packed recipes.The FAST series continues with its fourth book, dedicated solely to fish.Includes full-color photographs for half of the recipes and more than 75 how-to and spot photos.The FAST series has sold 110, 000 copies.20, 000-copy first printing.
Fast Flavours is all about making great meals in minimal time. Full of flavour, these fast and simple recipes will get you cooking every day of the week without spending too much time in the kitchen. Packed with 110 mouth-watering recipes, Fast Flavours gets you through a busy week with simple, speedy meals and shows you how to slow it down when you have more time on your hands. Try Chef Michael's quick favourites such as Grilled Cheddar Bacon Sandwiches or Sunrise Smoothies. Surefire hits include Old School Smashburgers, Three Speed BBQ Pork Stew, Pan-Rushed Chicken Breasts with Grainy Mustard Apple Chutney, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, and easy-to-make desserts that everyone will enjoy like Sweet and Spicy Snowballs and Chocolate Doughnut Pudding. In no time, Chef Michael will show you how to cook as easily and as quickly as possible, so you will be turning out fabulous dishes in your own kitchen.
Americans all want to eat healthy, but when they yearn for the fast foods they love, what they want most are the fabulous flavors that have made them favorites in the first place. That's what makes this collection of recipe makeovers so exceptional. Los Angeles food writer, chef, and caterer Devin Alexander specializes in low-fat, high-flavor, scrumptious cuisine. In Fast Food Fix, she shows the reader how to transform 75 fast food favorites into healthier versions that are even more flavorful than the originals. Fast Food Fix: demystifies the special seasonings and secret sauces of choice fast foods, showing how to reproduce their flavors quickly and easily from common ingredients; teaches how to lighten many dishes with new cooking techniques, such as the oven-frying method that yields incredibly crunchy popcorn chicken with 35 fewer fat grams than the original version from KFC; reveals simplified cooking methods that save time in the kitchen, proving that fast food can still be fast even when prepared at home. For Americans hooked on fast food flavors, these recipe makeovers by a chef with an impressive repertoire of culinary tricks will quickly become a kitchen staple.
The Road to Power... Fast Food for the Soul We are what we think. We can change our lives by changing our thoughts. Our thoughts and words are all-powerful. Through our thoughts and words, we create our lives. In this simple yet important book, Barbara Berger shows you how to harness the power of the mind to create the life you want. She reminds us of what is available to us - from the power of release and saying no to focusing, blessing, and giving. And she offers fast, effective techniques for solving health problems, financial difficulties, and other life challenges. Give your soul a boost and your heart a pick-me-up - when you change your thinking, you will ultimately change your life. Decide on the life you want, visualize it, affirm it, decree it, focus on it, believe it, have faith in it, and you will find yourself living this life much sooner and faster than you ever dreamed possible.
Using first-rate reporting, wry wit and careful reasoning, Schlosser shows how fast food has harmed the American culture.
Fast Forward is equal parts science primer, history lesson, policy prescription, and ethical treatise. This pithy and compelling book makes clear what we know and don't know about global warming; why the threat demands prudent and urgent action; why the transition to a low-carbon economy will be the most difficult political and economic transaction in history; and how it requires nothing less than a revolution in our sense of civic responsibility.William Antholis and Strobe Talbott guide the reader through two decades of climate change politics and diplomacy, explaining the national and international factors that have influenced and often impeded domestic climate legislation and global negotiations. Recent United Nations-sponsored summits have demonstrated that the world cannot wait for a binding global treaty. Instead, the authors believe that the "Big Four" of America, the European Union, China, and India must lead the way forward. They recommend a new international mechanism modeled on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade that would monitor national commitments and create incentives for other countries to coordinate their efforts to cut emissions.Antholis and Talbott put their recommendations for legislative and diplomatic action into the larger context of our obligation to future generations, echoing a theme stressed by a diverse coalition of religious leaders calling for ambitious action on climate change. The world we leave to our children and grandchildren is not an abstraction, or even just a legacy; we must think about what kind of world that will be in deciding how we live--and act--today.Praise for Fast Forward"William Antholis and Strobe Talbott brilliantly explode the economic and scientific myths about climate change while elevating the political debate to a transgenerational moral crisis. Their synthesis of science, economics, religion, and philosophy is a clarion call to action for anyone interested in the future of the planet--which means all of us."--Andrea Mitchell, NBC News"In their very timely and fast-paced account of where we are today on the politics of global warming, the authors see Copenhagen as having pointed up the futility of relying on the United Nations as the only vehicle through which to tackle climate change."--Ed Luce, Financial Times "Strobe Talbott and Bill Antholis have made an admirable and important effort to move beyond the recent political rancor in Washington. They have a plan for leaders who want to be serious about energy and climate."--Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-Ill.)
Science Fiction is the genre that looks at the implications of technology on society, which in this age of exponential technological growth makes it the most relevant branch of literature going. This is only the start, and the close of the 21st century will look absolutely nothing like its inception. It has been said that science fiction is an ongoing dialogue about the future, and the front line of that dialogue is the short story. The field has a long history of producing famous anthologies to showcase its distinguished short fiction, but it has been several years since there has been a prestigious all-original science fiction anthology series. Fast Forward is offered in the tradition of Damon Knight's prestigious and influential anthology series, Orbit, and Frederik Pohl's landmark Star SF. Fast Forward marks the start of a new hard science fiction anthology series, dedicated to presenting the vanguard of the genre and charting the undiscovered country that is the future. Contributors scheduled for the first volume include: Kage Baker, Paolo Bacigalupi, Tony Ballantyne, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, A. M. Dellamonica, Paul Di Filippo, Robyn Hitchcock, Louise Marley, Ken MacLeod, Ian McDonald, John Meaney, Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper, Mike Resnick and Nancy Kress, Justina Robson, Pamela Sargent, Mary A. Turzillo, Robert Charles Wilson, Gene Wolfe, and George Zebrowski.
"Like most pornography, I found Fast Forward to be a relentless and indecent assault on the traditional family values that Americans find most sacred. Makes a great stocking stuffer."--Amy SedarisWith dreams of becoming a highly respected screenwriter, Eric Spitznagel moves to Los Angeles. When Hollywood fails to notice him, he settles for the next best thing: writing scripts for adult films. Determined to make the most of his bad luck, he sets out to make a movie that will be celebrated more for its witty dialogue and gripping plot than its raw depictions of hardcore sex. As Spitznagel discovers, making the Great American Porn is far from easy, especially when you've been hired to write a sequel to Butt Crazy.Spitznagel struggles to be taken seriously as an artist, a seeming impossibility in an industry averse to "complicated words." Along the way, he meets a director with delusions of being the porn Kurosawa, an actress with a scholarly knowledge of medical maladies, and an NBA star who might just make the biggest mistake of his life. In an industry devoted to churning out disposable erotica, can one lowly writer make an adult film that compels viewers to admire the plot without hovering a thumb over the fast forward button?Eric Spitznagel is the author of four humor books, including The Junk Food Companion: A Celebration of Eating Badly (Plume, 1999). His writing appears frequently in Playboy, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, and The Believer.
Every project has been designed to enhance your happiness, from feeling more energetic to chilling out and even encouraging wealth! Most projects use one ball of yarn making them quick, accessible and affordable - all things to smile about Projects are perfect for taking happiness everywhere - ideal for knitting groups and knitters on-the-go. The feel-good theme means that the knits make great gifts - a reason that many crafters knit.
Fast FurnitureThe name says it all.Turn your woodshop scrap lumber into simple, inexpensive pieces of furniture that are both sturdy and attractive. Fast Furniture shows you how with 15 intriguing projects that defy all expectations, including a wide variety of tables, a bedspread valet, a desk, a mirror frame and more.None of these plans require complex furniture and cabinetmaking joints such as dovetails, dowels, miters or mortise-and-tenons. In these projects, you'll use flat sticks of different lengths cut with squared ends--no angles, curves or grooves. Author and woodworker Armand Sussman's project assembly methods are unique, both simple and straightforward--using only a few saw cuts and glue.You'll also find tips for getting started, timesaving tricks and special techniques that will make each project easy and trouble-free to construct. Additional advice on table-saw sled construction, assembly jigs, clamps, glues, glass use, sanding and finishing ensure that every project turns out just right. You'll start turning your woodshop leftovers into sleek, elegant furniture in no time at all.
Fast FurnitureThe name says it all. Turn your woodshop scrap lumber into simple, inexpensive pieces of furniture that are both sturdy and attractive. Fast Furniture shows you how with 15 intriguing projects that defy all expectations, including a wide variety of tables, a bedspread valet, a desk, a mirror frame and more. None of these plans require complex furniture and cabinetmaking joints such as dovetails, dowels, miters or mortise-and-tenons. In these projects, you'll use flat sticks of different lengths cut with squared ends--no angles, curves or grooves. Author and woodworker Armand Sussman's project assembly methods are unique, both simple and straightforward--using only a few saw cuts and glue. You'll also find tips for getting started, timesaving tricks and special techniques that will make each project easy and trouble-free to construct. Additional advice on table-saw sled construction, assembly jigs, clamps, glues, glass use, sanding and finishing ensure that every project turns out just right. You'll start turning your woodshop leftovers into sleek, elegant furniture in no time at all.
Cray Dawson is en route to Black's Cut in Montana to stake his claim when he learns his old friend Fast Larry Shaw faked his death to escape his notoriety as a gunfighter. But Dawson discovers that his own prowess with firearms haunts him too.
Hotshot Thoroughbred trainer Cole Early needs a place to stay during the Kentucky Derby. His only option is a snug little bungalow being rented out by local glass artist Lulu Flannery. And though her house indulges all of Cole's five senses, he'll have to tame his rowdy charm to coax some passion out of Lulu.
At last Second Baseman Bud Walker was back again with the Blue Sox-this time, he profoundly hoped, to stay. He was not a spectacular player, just a reliable one. But he could make that double play. He had figured out to a split second just how to make the pivot and get off the throw in the absolute minimum of time. His teammates liked him, particularly the pitchers, for whom he saved game after game by his expert handling of the double play. But the fans insisted on flashy young Devlin, their choice for the second-base spot. From their hot partisanship sprang an almost unbearable situation for Bud. The manager rightly refused to take him out of the line-up while the Sox were still winning, and the incredible result was that the fans rooted violently for the defeat of their own team-and the banishment of Bud for good. In this, his finest book, Mr. Decker has built up the suspense, from the first page to the last, with a craftsmanship only matched by the skill of his expert baseball reporting.
Francis (soon to be nicknamed Stuff) doesn't know anyone when he first moves to 116th Street in Harlem. But all that changes when he meets Fast Sam, Cool Clyde, and Gloria. Stuff and the gang grow close that eventful year, and nothing is ever quite the same. It's the year modern science gets them all in jail, Stuff falls in love and is unfaithful, and Cool Clyde and Fast Sam win the dance contest-almost. In this lively and funny book, Walter Dean Myers brings to life with tenderness and good humor a group of kids who together grow to know the meaning of friendship.
It can happen at any moment - A powerful light effect. A telling gesture. A unique posture.When you're struck by am image or impression you want to use in your art, you must record it - quickly! - before it's gone.But what's an artist to do when there's no time for a carefully rendered drawing or even a good photo? Some quick field sketching, that's what!This book will revolutionize the way you sketch. David Rankin reveals the simple secrets to creating quick, impressionistic field sketches from life - and how to work with them once you're back in the studio. With the tools and methods described here, you'll be surprised how easy it is to draw rapid visuals of landscapes, animals, figures, crowds, any subject.So the next time you're taken by a sudden, fleeting inspiration, you can capture it. And make the most of it in your art.
The U. S. Army entered World War II unprepared. In addition, lacking Germany's blitzkrieg approach of coordinated armor and air power, the army was organized to fight two wars: one on the ground and one in the air. Previous commentators have blamed Congressional funding and public apathy for the army's unprepared state. David E. Johnson believes instead that the principal causes were internal: army culture and bureaucracy, and their combined impact on the development of weapons and doctrine. Johnson examines the U. S. Army's innovations for both armor and aviation between the world wars, arguing that the tank became a captive of the conservative infantry and cavalry branches, while the airplane's development was channeled by air power insurgents bent on creating an independent air force. He maintains that as a consequence, the tank's potential was hindered by the traditional arms, while air power advocates focused mainly on proving the decisiveness of strategic bombing, neglecting the mission of tactical support for ground troops. Minimal interaction between ground and air officers resulted in insufficient cooperation between armored forces and air forces. Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers makes a major contribution to a new understanding of both the creation of the modern U. S. Army and the Army's performance in World War II. The book also provides important insights for future military innovation.
For much of her life--like many Westerners--most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life.Fast Times in Palestine is Olson's powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine--both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson's narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West's understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations.At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking--not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world.
RACER. INNOVATOR. CELEBRITY. MOGUL. CHAMPION.This is the first biography of the short but exciting life of Albert Champion--record-setting bicyclist and motorcyclist, daredevil racecar driver, early automobile innovator, charismatic ladies' man, and celebrity of the Jazz Age. Though most Americans have heard of the companies Albert Champion founded--ACDelco and Champion Spark Plug--few know much about the charismatic man behind them. Like a Richard Branson of the early 20th century, or an Evel Knievel with a business degree, Champion was a powerhouse whose life was defined by both speed and success. Champion rose from poverty in Paris to great wealth and fame in both his native France and the United States. As a bicycle racer, Champion set more than a hundred world records. When the urban speed limit was 8 mph, he was the first ever to drive a motorcycle a mile under a minute. A car-racing crash snapped a leg bone that kept him in traction for eleven weeks. Undeterred, he hobbled out of the hospital on crutches and recovered to win the French national cycling championship. Champion invested his prize money to become a tycoon in the new and revolutionary American auto industry, working closely with the leading players and amassing thirty US. His contemporaries included Charles Lindbergh, who endorsed Champion's product by saying, "AC Spark Plugs kept my engine running perfectly."; Louis Chevrolet, whom Champion backed financially until it came out that he was trying to seduce Chevrolet's wife, which led to a fight and the end of their friendship; and William Durant, founder of a "new holding company" called General Motors. A notorious ladies' man, Champion's many dalliances were fodder for the papers and finally ended in a love triangle that resulted in his death under mysterious circumstances.From the Hardcover edition.
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