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Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen

by Sean Griffin

'Gaming the Game' delves into the FBI investigation of illegal gambling involving former basketball referee, Tim Donaghy. The story examines Donaghy's relationships with professional gambler Jimmy Battista and Tommy Martino, the involvement of crime families in the scheme and the FBI's failed efforts to 'flip' Battista into a witness. Sean Patrick Griffin sheds new light to the scandal, helping to unravel this complex case, with a multitude of characters and organisations - all with their own motivations.

SRA Number Worlds: Student Workbook, Level C [Grade 1]

by Sharon Griffin

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SRA Number Worlds: Number Sense, Unit 1, Level D Workbook [Grade 2]

by Sharon Griffin

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SRA Number Worlds: Geometry and Measurement, Unit 5, Level D Workbook [Grade 2]

by Sharon Griffin

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SRA Number Worlds: Number Sense, Unit 1, Level E Workbook [Grade 3]

by Sharon Griffin

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SRA Number Worlds: Addition, Unit 3, Level E Workbook [Grade 3]

by Sharon Griffin

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SRA Number Worlds: Number Sense, Unit 1, Level I Workbook [Grade 7]

by Sharon Griffin

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Japanese Food and Cooking

by Stuart Griffin

Japanese Food and Cooking contains over 100 appetizing recipes, ranging from Japanese soups and salads to Japanese boiled and baked foods. Savory sukiyaki, delectable domburi, tempting tempura, and the many other palatable dishes contained in this book arc only one feature of this new and complete volume on Japanese cookery. Here are the exotic, fascinating, and tasty foods of Japan; the special condiments that make Japanese foods so successful; and the distinctive Japanese holiday dishes . Also included in Japanese Food and Cooking are sections on Japanese table manners, the preparation of Japanese teas and wines, and many other interesting side lights on Japanese culinary arts.Written in a simple-to-follow style, with exact, simple, and direct cooking instructions, Japanese Food and Cooking is a book for anyone who enjoys cooking and for everyone who enjoys eating.

Japanese Food and Cooking

by Stuart Griffin

Japanese Food and Cooking contains over 100 appetizing recipes, ranging from Japanese soups and salads to Japanese boiled and baked foods. Savory sukiyaki, delectable domburi, tempting tempura, and the many other palatable dishes contained in this book arc only one feature of this new and complete volume on Japanese cookery. Here are the exotic, fascinating, and tasty foods of Japan; the special condiments that make Japanese foods so successful; and the distinctive Japanese holiday dishes . Also included in Japanese Food and Cooking are sections on Japanese table manners, the preparation of Japanese teas and wines, and many other interesting side lights on Japanese culinary arts.Written in a simple-to-follow style, with exact, simple, and direct cooking instructions, Japanese Food and Cooking is a book for anyone who enjoys cooking and for everyone who enjoys eating.

A Chorus Of Stones

by Susan Griffin

Written by one of America's most innovative and articulate feminists, this book illustrates how childhood experience, gender and sexuality, private aspirations, and public personae all assume undeniable roles in the causes and effects of war.

Rape

by Susan Griffin

A powerful feminist examination of the deeply ingrained roots of rape in our shared cultural values Rape is the most frequently occurring violent crime in America. In this courageous, controversial, and groundbreaking work, the poet, feminist, and philosopher Susan Griffin examines rape as an inevitable result of a culture that celebrates and rewards aggressive sexual behavior in men, and one in which male dominance and female submissiveness have long been considered natural. With razor-sharp intelligence, clear-eyed candor, and surprising lyricism, Griffin explores the psychological, historical, political, and societal underpinnings of this devastating act, which cruelly denies a victim her self-determination. By viewing the dark phenomenon of rape through the lens of her personal experience--and through the words of injured parties, writers, legal agencies, and the media--Griffin's powerful discourse is an essential contribution to feminist thought and literature.

Radical Joy for Hard Times: Finding Meaning and Making Beauty in Earth's Broken Places

by Susan Griffin Trebbe Johnson

In a world devastated by human interaction and natural disaster—from clearcutting and fracking to extreme weather and urban sprawl—creating art, ritual, and even joy in wounded places is essential to our collective healing When a beloved place is decimated by physical damage, many may hit the donate button or call their congressperson. But award-winning author Trebbe Johnson argues that we need new methods for coping with these losses and invites readers to reconsider what constitutes “worthwhile action.” She discusses real wounded places ranging from weapons-testing grounds at Eglin Air Force Base, to Appalachian mountain tops destroyed by mining. These stories, along with tools for community engagement—ceremony, vigil, apology, and the creation of art with on-site materials—show us how we can find beauty in these places and discover new sources of meaning and community.

The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming

by Terry Griffin

With its colorful, block-based interface, The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 programming language is designed to allow anyone to program intelligent robots, but its powerful features can be intimidating at first. The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming is a full-color, beginner-friendly guide designed to bridge that gap.Inside, you’ll discover how to combine core EV3 elements like blocks, data wires, files, and variables to create sophisticated programs. You’ll also learn good programming practices, memory management, and helpful debugging strategies—general skills that will be relevant to programming in any language.All of the book’s programs work with one general-purpose test robot that you’ll build early on. As you follow along, you’ll program your robot to:–React to different environments and respond to commands–Follow a wall to navigate a maze–Display drawings that you input with dials, sensors, and data wires on the EV3 screen–Play a Simon Says–style game that uses arrays to save your high score–Follow a line using a PID-type controller like the ones in real industrial systemsThe Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming covers both the Home and Education Editions of the EV3 set, making it perfect for kids, parents, and teachers alike. Whether your robotics lab is the living room or the classroom, this is the complete guide to EV3 programming that you’ve been waiting for.Requirements: One LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Home OR Education set (#31313 OR #45544).

Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing)

by Tren Griffin

Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway's visionary vice chairman and Warren Buffett's indispensable financial partner, has outperformed market indexes again and again, and he believes any investor can do the same. His notion of "elementary, worldly wisdom"—a set of interdisciplinary mental models involving economics, business, psychology, ethics, and management—allows him to keep his emotions out of his investments and avoid the common pitfalls of bad judgment.Munger's system has steered his investments for forty years and has guided generations of successful investors. This book presents the essential steps of Munger's investing strategy, condensed here for the first time from interviews, speeches, writings, and shareholder letters, and paired with commentary from fund managers, value investors, and business-case historians. Derived from Ben Graham's value-investing system, Munger's approach is straightforward enough that ordinary investors can apply it to their portfolios. This book is not simply about investing. It is about cultivating mental models for your whole life, but especially for your investments.

French Girl Knits Accessories: Modern Designs for a Beautiful Life

by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes

La Belle Vie (live the good life) in knitted style!Journey with Kristeen Griffin-Grimes as she delivers an encore of her signature French-inspired aesthetics to French Girl Knits Accessories. Organized in vignettes that offer knitted accessories for any time of every day, you'll find modern, appealing projects that invite you to imagine your own daily lives enhanced by wearing such lovely designs.Discover 15 intermediate knitting projects that cover a full range of accessories for women. Designed with French savoir-faire - that is,versatililty and adaptability - the projects run the gamut from shrugs, hats, gloves, and mittens to wraps, stoles, socks, and slippers. Want to add more romance with lace or ribbon? Desire a perfect pleat or fold? Sidebars and techniques include simple how-tos for these concerns and more. Throughout this collection of small projects, you'll find an emphasis on clean, modern lines and style, all inspired by vintage and romantic fashion details.Along with French Girl Knits Accessories, grab your favorite knitting needles, a baguette, and a glass of wine. Before you know it, you'll be on your way to creating romantic French-inspired projects.

O&M for Independent Living: Strategies for Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Older Adults

by Nora Griffin-Shirley Laura Bozeman

This text is a guide for orientation and mobility instructors, rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists, and other professionals who work with older people who may be new to vision loss.

Prescriptions for Independence: Working with Older People Who Are Visually Impaired

by Nora Griffin-Shirley Gerda Groff

Prescriptions for Independence: Working with Older People Who Are Visually Impaired has been designed to provide comprehensive information in a clear and readable way so that visually impaired people, their friends and families, and those who work with them have simple suggestions within easy reach. Readers will find that most people who are visually impaired do have usable vision and do not require special assistance, but they will also find what they need to know about common forms of visual impairment and adaptations and information that are useful to some visually impaired people in daily life.

The Big Bang

by Roy M Griffis

In this page-turning post-apocalyptic thriller, Roy M. Griffis explores an alternate timeline in which America falls victim to a coordinated attack by Islamic jihadists and Chinese Communists. It's 2008 and George W. Bush is still president. Three years later, the man called "Lonesome George" is in hiding, leading the resistance from a secret location. Multiple plot lines skillfully braid the tales of resistance fighters in various parts of the country. Whistler is the hard-bitten commander of a military unit in Texas. Karen, a former congressional aide, stumbles through the radioactive rubble of Washington DC. Molly, a leftwing columnist in San Francisco, finally puts her talents to good use on the underground radio as the voice of the resistance. Alec, a famous Hollywood actor, loses his wife and daughter in the nuclear attack on Los Angeles and becomes a legendary fighter, inventing the gun that bears his name. A vivid imagining of an America gone horribly wrong, written in gripping detail.

The Story of the Walloons: At Home In Lands Of Exile And In America

by William Elliot Griffis

THE first permanent settlers who, in any number, came with wives and children to make homes and to till the soil in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware were Walloons, or French-speaking people, from the Belgic Netherlands.Who were they, and why did they come?Few people from northern Europe, three hundred years ago, wanted to go and live in America, when it was a howling wilderness full of savage beasts and men. A great, wide, stormy ocean had first to be crossed, and many who made the attempt died on the way or were massacred when on land. In most cases, colonization meant starvation.So it was that before men would come with families to what is now the best of all countries, they had to be pushed or driven out from their home lands, like fledglings from the nest. Cruel kings or church rulers must force them to leave their own towns and cities, houses and gardens, before they could think of exile. With most of the first pioneers, it was a choice between prison and torture, being burned alive, or having their heads chopped off.

God’s Law and Order: The Politics Of Punishment In Evangelical America

by Aaron Griffith

An incisive look at how evangelical Christians shaped—and were shaped by—the American criminal justice system.America incarcerates on a massive scale. Despite recent reforms, the United States locks up large numbers of people—disproportionately poor and nonwhite—for long periods and offers little opportunity for restoration. Aaron Griffith reveals a key component in the origins of American mass incarceration: evangelical Christianity.Evangelicals in the postwar era made crime concern a major religious issue and found new platforms for shaping public life through punitive politics. Religious leaders like Billy Graham and David Wilkerson mobilized fears of lawbreaking and concern for offenders to sharpen appeals for Christian conversion, setting the stage for evangelicals who began advocating tough-on-crime politics in the 1960s. Building on religious campaigns for public safety earlier in the twentieth century, some preachers and politicians pushed for “law and order,” urging support for harsh sentences and expanded policing. Other evangelicals saw crime as a missionary opportunity, launching innovative ministries that reshaped the practice of religion in prisons. From the 1980s on, evangelicals were instrumental in popularizing criminal justice reform, making it a central cause in the compassionate conservative movement. At every stage in their work, evangelicals framed their efforts as colorblind, which only masked racial inequality in incarceration and delayed real change.Today evangelicals play an ambiguous role in reform, pressing for reduced imprisonment while backing law-and-order politicians. God’s Law and Order shows that we cannot understand the criminal justice system without accounting for evangelicalism’s impact on its historical development.

Behind the Laughter: A Comedian’s Tale of Tragedy and Hope

by Anthony Griffith Dr. Brigitte Travis-Griffin

“I was living every comic’s dream…with a nightmare attached.”Anthony Griffith, a stand-up comic from Chicago’s South Side, has lived on the borderline of comedy and tragedy. At the very time his career as a stand-up comedian was taking off, and he had finally achieved his dream of appearing on The Tonight Show, he was also enduring an unimaginable personal nightmare: his two-year-old daughter, Brittany Nicole, was dying from cancer. While Anthony performed under bright lights, he struggled not to succumb to the darkness of losing a child.Behind the Laughter asks, When your world is falling apart, how do you keep going? It’s the story of how Anthony and his wife, Brigitte, learned to endure the most painful of times and emerge on the other side of the “zombie years.”This memoir is deeply moving yet also humorous—packed with laughs as Anthony takes us from his gun-toting grandma’s home to Chicago’s white and black comedy clubs, then to Hollywood, and to the world of network television. The surprising twists along Anthony’s path highlight the power of God that goes before us and prepares the way—a truth that later encourages Anthony and Brigitte after Brittany’s death and moves them to reach out and comfort others going through similar difficulties.With humor and deep insights into the human spirit, Behind the Laughter explores the bonds of not only parent and child but also husband and wife. While Anthony and Brigitte’s story is uniquely theirs, it elicits powerful, relatable emotions and lessons that are universal and inspiring.

Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods

by Cary J. Griffith

In the wilderness, one false step can make the difference between a delightful respite and a brush with death. On a beautiful summer afternoon in 1998, Dan Stephens, a 22-year-old canoeist, was leading a trip deep into Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park. He stepped into a gap among cedar trees to look for the next portage -- and did not return. More than four hours later, Dan awakened with a lump on his head from a fall and stumbled deeper into the woods, confused. Three years later, Jason Rasmussen, a third-year medical student who loved the forest's solitude, walked alone into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on a crisp fall day. After a two-day trek into a remote area of the woods, he stepped away from his campsite and made a series of seemingly trivial mistakes that left him separated from his supplies, wet, and lost, as cold darkness fell. Enduring days without food or shelter, these men faced the full harsh force of wilderness, the place that they had sought out for tranquil refuge from city life. Lost in the Wild takes readers with them as they enter realms of pain, fear, and courage, as they suffer dizzying confusion and unending frustration, and as they overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles in a race to survive.

The Greyfriar: Book 1 Of The Vampire Empire (Vampire Empire #1)

by Clay Griffith

Rousing pulp action and steampunk come together in a heartbreaking story of high adventure and alternate history. In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming. Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. When she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan, her only protector is the Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans. The first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

The Stupids

by Clay Griffith

Meet Stanley Stupid, his wife, Joan, and their kids, Buster and Petunia. Stanley and his family work together to stop an illegal weapons trade that is under way at the local garbage dump.

Arrow - A Generation of Vipers

by Clay Griffith Susan Griffith

The second original novel based on the hit Warner Bros. TV show Arrow and concluding the first crossover between The Flash and Arrow novels! Continuing from the events of THE FLASH: THE HAUNTING OF BARRY ALLEN, team Arrow and team Flash seek to eliminate the bizarre energy that threatens to kill the Scarlet Speedster. Their quest takes them to Markovia, where they must get past an army of mercenaries and assassins to face the enigmatic Count Wallenstein.

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