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More than he bargained for... Giancarlo Delucca has one aim-to go global. Even if it means marrying the O'Connor heiress to secure the contract. Keelin O'Connor wants a place on the board-and no part in thiws business "arrangement"! Gianni may have vowed to seduce his wayward bride, but Keelin is fighting him every step down the aisle. Happily-ever-after was never part of the bargain, but Gianni finds himself intrigued by Keelin's feisty defiance. And suddenly he's determined to turn the beautiful Irish redhead's "I don't" into an "I do"! Welcome to The Chatsfield, Rome!
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize - HistoryFinalist for the Kirkus Prize - NonfictionA searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrialorder. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America's centrality--including the slide into fascism--The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I.From the Hardcover edition.
In IDeluge/I the selkie twins, Ronan and Murel, leave Petaybee on a mission to help rescue their friend Marmie, who has been falsely arrested on the orders of a corrupt Colonel. However, the Colonel has more power in the Company than they realized and they end up being imprisoned themselves and taken to the Gwinnet Incarceration Colony. There they have to try to evade the clutches of their old adversary Dr Mabu, an unscrupulous scientist who wants to study their unusual shape-changing ability, and doesn't care how much pain her experiments cause them. Meanwhile, the powerful and avaricious Company is making another attempt to take over the world of Petaybee for its resources, and the twins parents, Yana and Sean, along with the entire planet, must fight for the independence of their sentient world once and for all. . .
It came from nowhere. The only warning was the endless rumbling of a growing earthquake. Then the water came-crashing, rushing water, covering everything. Destroying everything. When it stopped, all that was left was the gentle lapping of waves against the few remaining buildings rising above the surface of the sea. Will the isolated survivors be able to rebuild their lives, their civilization, when nearly all they knew has been wiped out? It seems hopeless. But what lurks beneath the swirling water, waiting to emerge, is far worse. When the floodwaters finally recede, the true horror will be revealed.
Deluge is the story of three generations of a Native American family and the Ojibwe teachings and legends that define, animate, and give meaning to their lives. The narrator is Aja, storyteller, teacher, and survivor, whose life moves from a youth immersed in her Ojibwe heritage through her odyssey to a small Eastern college, to her journey back to her people. Her mesmerizing narrative weaves together mythic and present times as it brings to life not only one woman's path toward self-actualization but also the emotional complexities of several generations. The novel opens with the unlikely, dramatic, and romantic story of the meeting and courtship of Aja's grandparents--Peke, an Ojibwe, and Isabel, a daughter of Swedish immigrants--whose stormy marriage presages the course of many of the relationships in the book. All must weather the deluges of the Ojibwe trickster Wenebojo, whose constant antics both baptize and devastate. Ultimately, Wenebojo's mischievousness leads Aja back to her homeland to take up the mantle of family storyteller, a legacy left to her by her grandfather.
A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, bringing unheard-of changes in the social and industrial order. A century after the outbreak of fighting, Adam Tooze revisits this seismic moment in history, challenging the existing narrative of the war, its peace, and its aftereffects. From the day the United States enters the war in 1917 to the precipice of global financial ruin, Tooze delineates the world remade by American economic and military power. Tracing the ways in which countries came to terms with America's centrality--including the slide into fascism--The Deluge is a chilling work of great originality that will fundamentally change how we view the legacy of World War I.
Book 3 of the Icerigger Trilogy, Ethan Fortune had pushed the Tran toward civilization. But now civilization was pushing back.
It's one thing to battle for life. . . WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN DEATH ITSELF COMES HUNTING?The Bettarinis and Forellis have found rich fulfillment, together in medieval Italia. But after fighting off countless enemies, they now must face the worst foe of all. As the Black Death closes in upon them, threatening everything and everyone they hold dear, Lia and Gabi-and the knights they love-must dig deep within to decide how they might remain safe. . . and if they need to risk it all in order to truly live as they're called. DELUGE, the finale in the best-selling, award-winning River of Time Series:#1 WATERFALL#2 CASCADE#3 TORRENT#4 BOURNE & TRIBUTARY#5 DELUGE
In the winter of 1692, a group of girls and young women in Salem Village began to complain of strange symptoms. Soon they accused some of their fellow villagers of tormenting them through witchcraft. This book is a careful account of the Salem witchcraft episode, from the first hints of trouble through the trials and the executions of twenty supposed witches. The author focuses on the Putnams, a family of Salem Village Puritans whose 12-year-old daughter Ann was among the leading accusers.
There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive mankind's implacable enemies. But nobody had been able to get to the quaintly named Dunroamin to find out. If they had a secret defense, it could be the answer to a hundred planets' prayers. And Feliz Gebrod realized as he came in for a crash landing that he'd know the secret sooner than he'd expected. Except that what he encountered was a life-and-death riddle that had nothing to do with stellar defense. It was this: how can two mutually irreconcilable Utopias occupy the same space at the same time?
"[Fine's] sharp tongue is tempered with humor. . . . Read this book and see how complex and fascinating the whole issue is."--The New York Times It's the twenty-first century, and although we tried to rear unisex children--boys who play with dolls and girls who like trucks--we failed. Even though the glass ceiling is cracked, most women stay comfortably beneath it. And everywhere we hear about vitally important "hardwired" differences between male and female brains. The neuroscience that we read about in magazines, newspaper articles, books, and sometimes even scientific journals increasingly tells a tale of two brains, and the result is more often than not a validation of the status quo. Women, it seems, are just too intuitive for math; men too focused for housework. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, Cordelia Fine debunks the myth of hardwired differences between men's and women's brains, unraveling the evidence behind such claims as men's brains aren't wired for empathy and women's brains aren't made to fix cars. She then goes one step further, offering a very different explanation of the dissimilarities between men's and women's behavior. Instead of a "male brain" and a "female brain," Fine gives us a glimpse of plastic, mutable minds that are continuously influenced by cultural assumptions about gender. Passionately argued and unfailingly astute, Delusions of Gender provides us with a much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different--a belief that, as Fine shows with insight and humor, all too often works to the detriment of ourselves and our society.
Hollywood screenwriter Cora Sharpe has what her friends call a "big loud life." She has a romantic relationship with Ray which has its ups and downs and creates a baby; her writing partner and confidant Bus has and is on a bipolar roller coaster; and she takes care of her friend William in his last months as he dies of AIDS. She, her mother and Bud kidnap her Alzheimer-stricken grandfather and take him to his birthplace in Texas. Adult because of profanity and sexual situations.
The Bush era has been a special time -- for the deficit (back, and larger than ever), for the countries formerly known as our allies, and for the English language. Here it all is, straight from the horse's, er, mouth. With new Bushisms coming fast and furious in this election season, ace Bushism editor Jacob Weisberg offers a must-read compendium and "explanation" of the first term. Read President Bush's eye-popping description of his economic policy: "See, without the tax relief package, there would have been a deficit, but there wouldn't have been the commiserate -- not 'commiserate' -- the kick to our economy that occurred as a result of the tax relief." Got that? How about this analysis of the weapons proliferation problem, from the man with his finger on the Button: "Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction." Or his belief in the importance of staying connected to us all: "[A]s you know, these are open forums, you're able to come and listen to what I have to say." The Deluxe Edition also includes reality checks: coherent Bush statements about major issues that bear no relation to the truth. The Deluxe Election-Edition Bushisms is essential reading for everyone still wondering what the past four years have all been about.
Shoulder bone connected to da neck bone. Neck bone connected to da head bone. Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones. Colorful torn paper collages bring to life this classic African American spiritual. The frolicking skeletons will captivate children and adults while they sing along with this well-known, catchy song. Accompanied by interesting, informative "bone facts" this book makes a wonderful addition to both home and classroom libraries and a fun treat for Halloween!
In DEMAND: Giving People What They Love Before They Know They Want It (Crown Business; October 2011), Adrian Slywotzky, named by Industry Week one of the world's six most influential management thinkers, provides a radically new way to think about demand, with a big idea and a host of practical applications--not just for people in business but also for social activists, governments leaders, non-profit managers, and other would-be innovators. They all need to master such ground-breaking concepts as the hassle map (and the secrets of fixing it); the curse of the incomplete product (and how to avoid it); why very good != magnetic; how what you don't see can make or break a product; the art of transforming fence sitters into customers; why there's no such thing as an average customer; and why real demand comes from a 45-degree angle of improvement (rather than the five degrees most organizations manage).From the Hardcover edition.
Despite their attraction, dragon shifter Caleb Rycroft always saw Lucy Sheffield as off-limits. Now, three years after mysteriously disappearing, Caleb has returned and wants nothing more than to show Lucy the ecstasy that can be shared between dragon and rider. But Lucy is set to claim another dragon at her brother's demand... In order to stop the arranged claiming, he and Lucy must embark on a frantic mission to find her brother and extinguish a growing threat to their entire isle. If they fail, the island of Feralon will perish...along with any hopes Caleb had to explore his forbidden desire for Lucy...
Accountability is the cornerstone of good governance. Unless public officials can be held to account, then critical benefits associated with good governance, such as social justice, poverty reduction and development remain elusive. The impacts of non-responsive and unaccountable governance are perhaps most harshly felt by the citizens of Africa, where corruption and governance failures are broadly acknowledged as a principal obstacle to the achievement Over the past decade, a range of social accountability practices-such as participatory budgeting, independent budget analysis, participatory monitoring of public expenditure and citizen evaluation of public services have been experimented with in many Africa countries. Their outcomes and lessons have, thus far, received little attend and documentation. This volume aims to make a contribution towards filling this gap by describing and analyzing a selection of social accountability initiatives from seven Sub-Saharan countries.
Twins mean double the trouble! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Michelle Celmer! Is Holly Shay seeing a ghost? The man on her doorstep is the spitting image of her baby twins' late father, but when he explains who he is, she feels relief and attraction...not necessarily in that order. When he hears that his troubled twin brother has died, Jason Cavanaugh rushes in to help his nephews. And if staking his claim on the kids means claiming Holly as his own, he's game-up to a point. Because there's a time bomb ticking inside Jason that could blow his chances with Holly right out of the water...
Demanding Medical Excellence is a groundbreaking and accessible work that reveals how the information revolution is changing the way doctors make decisions. Michael Millenson, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee as a health-care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, illustrates serious flaws in contemporary medical practice and shows ways to improve care and save tens of thousands of lives. "If you read only one book this year, read Demanding Medical Excellence. It's that good, and the revolution it describes is that important."--Health Affairs "Millenson has done yeoman's work in amassing and understanding that avalanche of data that lies beneath most of the managed-care headlines. . . . What he finds is both important and well-explained: inconsistency, overlap, and inattention to quality measures in medical treatment cost more and are more dangerous than most cost-cutting measures. . . . [This book] elevates the healthcare debate to a new level and deserves a wide readership."--Library Journal "An involving, human narrative explaining how we got to where we are today and what lies ahead."--Mark Taylor, Philadelphia Inquirer "Read this book. It will entertain you, challenge, and strengthen you in your quest for better accountability in health care."--Alex R. Rodriguez, M.D., American Journal of Medical Quality "Finally, a health-care book that doesn't wring its hands over the decline of medicine at the hands of money-grubbing corporations. . . . This is a readable account of what Millenson calls a 'quiet revolution' in health care, and his optimism makes for a refreshing change."--Publishers Weekly "With meticulous detail, historical accuracy, and an uncommon understanding of the clinical field, Millenson documents our struggle to reach accountability."--Saty Satya-Murti, M.D., Journal of the American Medical Association
How is it that comic books--the once reviled form of lowbrow popular culture--are now the rage for Hollywood blockbusters, the basis for bestselling video games, and the inspiration for literary graphic novels? In Demanding Respect, Paul Lopes immerses himself in the discourse and practices of this art and subculture to provide a social history of the American comic book over the last 75 years. Lopes analyzes the cultural production, reception, and consumption of American comic books throughout American history. He charts the rise of superheroes, the proliferation of serials, and the emergence of graphic novels. Demanding Respect explores how comic books born in the 1930s were perceived as a "menace" in the 1950s, only to later become collectors' items and eventually "hip" fiction in the 1980s through today. Using a theoretical framework to examine the construction of comic book culture--the artists, publishers, readers and fans--Lopes explains how and why comic books have captured the public's imagination and gained a fanatic cult following.
Demands of the Day asks about the logical standards and forms that should guide ethical and experimental anthropology in the twenty-first century. Anthropologists Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis do so by taking up Max Weber's notion of the "demands of the day. " Just as the demand of the day for anthropology decades ago consisted of thinking about fieldwork, today, they argue, the demand is to examine what happens after, how the experiences of fieldwork are gathered, curated, narrated, and ultimately made available for an anthropological practice that moves beyond mere ethnographic description. Rabinow and Stavrianakis draw on experiences from an innovative set of anthropological experiments that investigated how and whether the human and biological sciences could be brought into a mutually enriching relationship. Conceptualizing the anthropological and philosophic ramifications of these inquiries, they offer a bold challenge to contemporary anthropology to undertake a more rigorous examination of its own practices, blind spots, and capacities, in order to meet the demands of our day.
"From the incomparable Winston Graham...who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more." -The Guardian Demelza is a heartwarming, gripping, and utterly entertaining saga that brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters and one of the greatest love stories of our age. An impoverished miner's daughter, Demelza Carne is now married to Ross Poldark, who once rescued her from a fairground brawl. Her efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry--and her husband--place her in hilarious and embarrassing situations, through which she becomes self assured, mannered and lovely, and the birth of her first child brings a joy she never experienced before. But tragedy strikes where least expected, and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry for Ross Poldark and the powerful George Warleggan, and tests Ross and Demelza's marriage and their love... What Readers are Saying: "Even better than the first book in the series." "Wonderful characters, evocative sense of place and time." "If you haven't read the Poldark series, and care anything for Cornwall, the l8th century, historical romance in its truest form, historical fiction, or just a darn good story that will change you life, then you should read [these books]." "The Poldark series is the most powerful reading experience I have ever had." "These books have no equal in historical fiction. I have read them several times and am starting over again."
"From the incomparable Winston Graham. . . who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more. " -The Guardian Demelza is a heartwarming, gripping, and utterly entertaining saga that brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters and one of the greatest love stories of our age. An impoverished miner's daughter, Demelza Carne is now married to Ross Poldark, who once rescued her from a fairground brawl. Her efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry--and her husband--place her in hilarious and embarrassing situations, through which she becomes self assured, mannered and lovely, and the birth of her first child brings a joy she never experienced before. But tragedy strikes where least expected, and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry for Ross Poldark and the powerful George Warleggan, and tests Ross and Demelza's marriage and their love. . . What Readers are Saying: "Even better than the first book in the series. " "Wonderful characters, evocative sense of place and time. " If you haven't read the Poldark series, and care anything for Cornwall, the l8th century, historical romance in its truest form, historical fiction, or just a darn good story that will change you life, then you should read [these books]. "The Poldark series is the most powerful reading experience I have ever had. " "These books have no equal in historical fiction. I have read them several times and am starting over again. "
Dementia care presents a huge challenge to health and social care both now and in the future. The number of those in the UK with dementia is expected to increase to 1.4 million in the next 30 years. Regardless of the field of nursing, all nurses need to understand the experiences of a person with dementia and the issues related to their care. This book provides an introduction to dementia care for nursing students with an emphasis on humanizing care. Real life case studies show the person behind the patient and explore the ethical dilemmas that a nurse may face.
Your hands-on guide to dealing with dementiaIf a loved one has recently been diagnosed with dementia, Dementia For Dummies provides trusted, no-nonsense guidance on what this may mean for you and your family. You'll get an understanding of the symptoms of dementia, make sense of the stages of the illness and grasp the differences between the various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.Dementia is an increasingly common condition that can have a significant impact on family life. Each person diagnosed is unique, and your loved one's symptoms can range from loss of memory to mood changes to communication problems and beyond. This sensitive, authoritative guide walks you through the different scenarios you may encounter as a family member or carer and explains step-by-step how you can keep your loved one as safe and as comfortable as possible--no matter how severe their symptoms are.Gives you the straight facts on dementiaCovers the symptoms, causes and risk factors of dementiaHelps identify and address the fears as you face a diagnosisProvides carers and family members with the information needed to help manage the illnessIf you're looking for support as you adjust to caring for a loved one with dementia, Dementia For Dummies helps make it easier.
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