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To effectively manage an international crisis, the United States must balance its threats with restraint. It must posture forces in ways that deter aggression without implying that an attack is imminent, while limiting its own vulnerability to surprise attack. A RAND study sought to identify which long-range strike assetsâ#128;#148;strike fighters, bombers, ballistic missiles, cruise missilesâ#128;#148;offer capabilities most conducive to stabilizing such crises.
"The Adventures of an IT Leader" invites readers to "walk in the shoes" of Jim Barton, the new CIO of the fictional IVK Corporation, as he spends a difficult year learning effective information technology leadership, sidestepping the pitfalls that make the CIO job the most volatile, high-turnover job in the business. After three months of steady improvements in IT and the company at large, disaster strikes. This chapter joins Barton as he and his team troubleshoot a systems security breach. This chapter is excerpted from "The Adventures of an IT Leader."
Branded as traitors by the king's authorities, Crispin and his guardian, Bear, flee to coastal towns in fourteenth-century England, where they perform a musical juggling act and bond as a family after befriending a disfigured girl.
More than 150 recipes for crisps, cobblers, custards, and creams by one of America's most respected food writers It seems as if everything old is now new again with classic, home-style desserts like doughnuts and whoopie pies ever growing in popularity. And yet, there have been so few books on the topic of Jean Anderson's latest, Crisps, Cobblers, Custards, and Creams. The renowned author and food writer uses her years of expertise to put together a collection of more than 150 attractive desserts that range from silky, rich puddings to hot, baked cobblers and are destined to become new family favorites. The varied assortment comes from cherished family recipes as well as those that Jean encountered while abroad. Some of the treats include Berry Patch Cobbler with Pecan Shortbread Crust, Dulce de Leche Pots de Crème, Chocolate Bread Pudding, Spicy Apple Brown Betty, and Old-Timey Tar Heel Banana Pudding. There is also a chapter solely devoted to accompaniment sauces. True to fashion, Jean Anderson's recipes are meticulously tested and offer something for everyone's tastes, any day of the year.
Focuses on the youth of the Massachusetts slave who, after joining the colonial patriots in their struggle for freedom, was the first man to die in the American Revolution.
This book introduces the life of Crispus Attucks, a former slave who died in the Boston Massacre, a fight between the British and American colonists that occurred before the American Revolution.
Debbie is wishing something would happen. Something good. To her. Soon. <P><P> In the meantime, Debbie loses a necklace and finds a necklace (and boy does the necklace have a story to tell), she goes jeans shopping with her mother (an accomplishment in diplomacy), she learns to drive shift in a truck (illegally), she saves a life (directly connected to being able to drive, thus proving something), she takes a bus ride to another town (in order to understand what it feels like to be from "elsewhere"), she meets a boy (who truly is from "elsewhere"), but mostly she hangs out with her friends: Patty, Hector, Lenny, and Phil. Their paths cross. Their stories crisscross. And in Lynne Rae Perkins's remarkable book, a girl and her wish grow up. <P> Newbery Medal Winner
A fresh new voice in speculative fiction, Evie Rhodes crafted her debut novel, Expired, as a roller coaster ride of terror, wildly inventive, and ultimately, a well-tuned morality tale of our chaotic times. Now, the award-winning gospel songwriter presents of story of shapes and shadows. . . Homicide detective Micah Jordan-Wells has seen the worst humanity has to offer on the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey. He's earned himself high-profile celebrity status by catching more murderers than he cares to remember. None were as bad as the serial killer known as Silky, whose death relieved a city of one of its worst nightmares. But Micah's nightmares are just beginning. A new predator stalks the streets, tearing through prey like a riptide and laying the blame at Micah's feet. Accused of murder, under suspicion by officers in his own precinct, and tormented by visions of the victims' brutal slayings, Micah finds himself enslaved to the cruel manipulations of an unfathomable mind--one that's inexplicably linked to his own. It began the day Micah was born. His arrival opened a portal between worlds--a passageway between the real and unreal, reason and madness, light and darkness--and within the realm of Criss Cross. . . Praise for Expired Expired has all the attributes of a classic novel. Evie Rhodes has skillfully demonstrated her ability to survive and stand out in the crowded world of literary fiction. ---Pamela Walker-Williams, PageTurner. net A haunting hybrid of Bram Stoker's mythical monster blended with the social and spiritual concerns of James Baldwin. . . often terrifying, harrowing, finely written with more than a few soul-numbing frights. ---Robert Fleming, author of Havoc After Dark: Tales of Terror A fascinating thriller, spiced with mystery and teeming with suspense and unexpected revelations. Expired will keep you flipping pages to very end. ---Brandon Massey, award-winning author of Dark Corner
Bank alarms are going off all over Bayport, but the robberies are actually happening at banks on the other side of town. The Hardys realize that the crooks are using a crisscross plan as a diversion, but what they don't realize is that the heist is much bigger than they had imagined.
When a man selling leather goods door-to-door steals the key to their detective father's file cabinet, Frank and Joe Hardy set out to track him down.
"There's no law that says a man and woman can't share the same roof without being sexually intimate. "After all," Ryan continued, "we're both mature adults. We should be able to handle it. At least I can." He gave Cristen a guileless look. "Of course, if you feel you just couldn't keep your hands off me..." "Don't flatter yourself, O'Malley! You're about as much threat to my self-control as a three-hundred-pound eunuch." "Then there's no reason we can't be roommates." "None whatever," Cristen declared recklessly. "But no funny stuff." A slow grin spread over his face. "I swear to you, Cristen, that whatever happens between us will be only what you want to happen."
Cristina can't believe that her favorite author will be in town for a booksigning! She plans to go. But when it conflicts with the Special Olympics event that she promised her brother she would attend, she has an important decision to make.
The critical approach to L2 writing is arguably one of the most significant recent developments in L2 writing pedagogy. A. Suresh Canagarajah provides a thorough discussion of this topic in Critical Academic Writing and Multilingual Students. This volume facilitates teacher self-reflection and enables readers to better understand the motivations and pedagogical implications--especially for L2 writing--of a more openly pedagogical approach. Critical Academic Writing and Multilingual Students explains what it means to commit to an academic pedagogy, in terms of form, self, content, and community--and what it can accomplish in the L2 writing classroom. It's a guide for writing teachers who wish to embark on a journey toward increased critical awareness of the role they play, or potentially could play, in the lives of their students.
"Doctors heal, or try to, but as nurses we step into the breach, figure out what needs to be done for any given patient today, on this shift, and then, with love and exasperation, do it as best as we can."-from Critical Care "At my job, people die," writes Theresa Brown, capturing both the burden and the singular importance of her profession. Brown, a former English professor at Tufts University, chronicles here her first year as an R.N. in medical oncology. As she does so, Brown illuminates the unique role of nurses in health care, giving us a deeply moving portrait of the day-to-day work nurses do: caring for the person who is ill, not just the illness itself. Critical Care takes us with Brown as she struggles to tend to her patients' needs, both physical (the rigors of chemotherapy) and emotional (their late-night fears). Along the way, we see the work nurses do to fight for their patients' dignity, in spite of punishing treatments and an often uncaring hospital bureaucracy. We also see how a twelve-hour day of caring for the seriously ill gives Brown herself a deeper appreciation of what it means to be alive. Ultimately, this is a book about embracing life, whether in times of sickness or health. As she takes us into the place where patients and nurses meet, Brown shows us the power of human connection in the face of mortality. She does so with a keen sense of humor and remarkable powers of observation, making Critical Care a powerful contribution to the literature of medicine.
"Doctors heal, or try to, but as nurses we step into the breach, figure out what needs to be done for any given patient today, on this shift, and then, with love and exasperation, do it as best as we can."--from Critical Care"At my job, people die," writes Theresa Brown, capturing both the burden and the singular importance of her profession. Brown, a former English professor at Tufts University, chronicles here her first year as an R.N. in medical oncology. As she does so, Brown illuminates the unique role of nurses in health care, giving us a deeply moving portrait of the day-to-day work nurses do: caring for the person who is ill, not just the illness itself.Critical Care takes us with Brown as she struggles to tend to her patients' needs, both physical (the rigors of chemotherapy) and emotional (their late-night fears). Along the way, we see the work nurses do to fight for their patients' dignity, in spite of punishing treatments and an often uncaring hospital bureaucracy. We also see how a twelve-hour day of caring for the seriously ill gives Brown herself a deeper appreciation of what it means to be alive. Ultimately, this is a book about embracing life, whether in times of sickness or health.As she takes us into the place where patients and nurses meet, Brown shows us the power of human connection in the face of mortality. She does so with a keen sense of humor and remarkable powers of observation, making Critical Care a powerful contribution to the literature of medicine.
Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice takes a unique approach to critical care. Based around case scenarios that have the patient as the central focus, each chapter is constructed around an example of a critically ill patient with specific care needs. The chapters then go on to critically explore the knowledge and skills required to deliver expert care. This book looks at a range of critical care scenarios, including:The patient with acute lung injuryThe patient with feverThe patient with an acute kidney injuryThe patient with long term needsThe patient with increased intra-abdominal pressureThe Patient following cardiac surgeryEach chapter develops knowledge of the related physiology/pathophysiology, appropriate nursing interventions that are research/evidence based, technical skills, data interpretation and critical appraisal skills, enabling the reader to apply fundamental knowledge to more complex patient problems. Critical Care Nursing: Learning from Practice is an essential resource for practitioners faced with complex and challenging patient cases.
Providing an easy-to-use reference, Critical Care Nursing outlines best practice for the assessment, monitoring and treatment of critically ill adult patients. Each chapter includes research and evidence-based strategies for treating commonly-seen conditions.Initial chapters introduce ICU set-up and operation, the rapid response team, vitals measurement and shock management strategies. Subsequent chapters, structured by organ system, focus on care relating to specific organ function and dysfunction, including the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, renal and gastrointestinal systems. Key information on monitoring for overdoses, special considerations in traumatic injury and end-of-life concerns is also included.Critical Care Nursing is a comprehensive and informative resource for experienced staff nurses and advanced practice nurses working with critically ill patients on ICUs, PCUs, transitional care units and within emergency care departments.
In Critical Children, Richard Locke follows child characters in classic novels for adults and their use in exploring or evading social, psychological, and moral problems. Moving from Dickens's Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip in Great Expectations to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn; from Henry James's Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan and his modern American descendent, J. D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye; and finally to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita and Philip Roth's Alexander Portnoy, Locke traces the 130-year evolution of these iconic characters. Writing as editor, teacher, writer, and reader, Locke demonstrates the way these great books work, how they spring to life from their details, and how they function as verbal performances that both invite and resist interpretation and support rereading. Locke conveys the variety and continued vitality of these books as they shift from Victorian moral allegory to New York comic psychoanalytic monologue, as children evolve from agents of redemption to narcissistic prisoners of guilt and proud rage.
Critical Cinema: Beyond the Theory of Practice purges the obstructive line between the making of and the theorising on film, uniting theory and practice in order to move beyond the commercial confines of Hollywood. Opening with an introduction by Bill Nichols, one of the world's leading writers on nonfiction film, this volume features contributions by such prominent authors as Noel Burch, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, Brian Winston and Patrick Fuery. Seminal filmmakers such as Peter Greenaway and Mike Figgis also contribute to the debate, making this book a critical text for students, academics, and independent filmmakers as well as for any reader interested in new perspectives on culture and film.
There's a murderer in the hospital, and nurse Tara Peterson is determined to prove it. With mysterious deaths in the cancer ward, anyone could be next. But no one wants to believe her...except undercover agent Zach Davis. The murderer wants Tara's suspicions silenced, permanently. To protect Tara, Zach lets her in on his secret, and unwittingly into his heart. Tara and her three-year-old daughter are like the family he lost years before. Zach will risk everything to keep them safe, no matter the cost.
In the fourth Angels of Mercy novel, New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons returns to an ER under attack as the lives of four very special women hang in the balance... With Pittsburgh snarled by a New Year's Eve blizzard and Angels of Mercy Hospital cut off from the outside, staff and patients are at the mercy of armed gunmen. Their target is Dr. Gina Freeman, who is holding vigil over her wounded fiancé, Detective Jerry Boyle. Trapped inside with her are ER charge nurse Nora Halloran and fourth-year medical student Amanda Mason, on the last night of her rotation--if not her life. Stranded outside the hospital walls is ER physician Lydia Fiore, whose past holds the secret the hitmen are willing to kill for. With patients, staff, and loved ones held as hostages, the power out, and cold-blooded killers in control, no one may live to see the New Year... Critical Condition includes a teaser for the first Angels of Mercy novel, Lifelines.
IT WASSUPPOSED TO BE A QUIET DINNER PARTY WITH HER COLLEAGUES--NOT THESCENE OF A MURDER.But the murder of a stranger on herfront lawn is only the first in a string of events that have Dr. ShannonFrasier's life teetering on the edge of chaos. She's unable to make the deepercommitment her boyfriend deserves. Her sister shows up at her home needing aplace to stay but with no promise she'll remain sober. And her father isdiagnosed with cancer. Then Shannon's life stops teeteringand plunges into the abyss. Because the person behind the guttural voice on thephone wants to know what the stranger said before he died. And he won't stopuntil Shannon gives him the information he wants--even if she doesn't have it.He's coming for her. She's not surethe police on the case can be trusted. And her only hope of escape--for herselfand for those she loves--is to overcome her buried past.
In the heat of a passionate encounter, ecstasy suddenly turns to terror for renowned geneticist and TV personality Dr. Kathleen Sullivan. Stricken by a brain hemorrhage, she is rendered completely paralyzed and speechless . . . but still utterly aware; a prisoner inside her own body. Kathleen is rushed to a Manhattan hospital, her chances of survival slim. Even if she pulls through, the likelihood that she'll sustain permanent brain damage is near one hundred percent. But neither outcome can compare to the insidious fate in store for her masterminded by the very people entrusted with saving her life. As her lover, ER chief Richard Steele, watches and waits for a miracle, Kathleen becomes a pawn in a clandestine plot that runs deeper than medical politics-and reaches into the highest echelons of power at New York City Hospital. Placed in the hands, and at the mercy, of revered Chief of Neurosurgery Dr. Tony Hamlin, Kathleen descends into a waking nightmare. Powerless to resist the sinister experiments she is subjected to, and unable to cry out for help, she must fight desperately to communicate her tortured, trapped thoughts to Steele-before her tormentors can carry their bizarre and potentially lethal work to its completion. Ruthlessly determined to achieve their goals, the secret cabal of ambitious physicians will go to any length to avoid discovery, defy the law, and make medical history at all costs . . . even the human life they are sworn to preserve. For anyone who has ever had a mortal fear of hospitals, and the sense of powerlessness that often transpires within their cold, sterile corridors, Peter Clement'sCritical Conditionwill provide chilling new nightmares-along with infectious suspense.
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