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Excellent Sheep

by William Deresiewicz

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be--but aren't--providing.As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose. Excellent Sheep takes a sharp look at the high-pressure conveyor belt that begins with parents and counselors who demand perfect grades and culminates in the skewed applications Deresiewicz saw firsthand as a member of Yale's admissions committee. As schools shift focus from the humanities to "practical" subjects like economics and computer science, students are losing the ability to think in innovative ways. Deresiewicz explains how college should be a time for self-discovery, when students can establish their own values and measures of success, so they can forge their own path. He addresses parents, students, educators, and anyone who's interested in the direction of American society, featuring quotes from real students and graduates he has corresponded with over the years, candidly exposing where the system is broken and clearly presenting solutions.

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

by Sara Suleri

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity--in their elegiac immediacy--to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences--relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and '70s. In the two selections presented here, "Excellent Things in Women" and "Meatless Days," we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood--with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along with her five siblings--as she comes to terms with the difficulties of growing up and her own complicated passage to the West.

An Excellent Wife?

by Charlotte Lamb

Why did James find Patience Kirby so damned attractive? With her wild red hair and elfin looks, she looked nothing like the cool blondes he had pursued in search of the perfect wife.

Excellent Women (Vmc Ser. #507)

by A. N. Wilson Barbara Pym

Excellent Women is probably the most famous of Barbara Pym's novels. The acclaim a few years ago for this early comic novel, which was hailed by Lord David Cecil as one of 'the finest examples of high comedy to have appeared in England during the past seventy-five years,' helped launch the rediscovery of the author's entire work. Mildred Lathbury is a clergyman's daughter and a spinster in the England of the 1950s, one of those 'excellent women' who tend to get involved in other people's lives - such as those of her new neighbor, Rockingham, and the vicar next door. This is Barbara Pym's world at its funniest.

Except for the Bones

by Collin Wilcox

A murder witness flees to California for protection, taking refuge in the theaterDiane Cutler is half drunk and half stoned when she sees her stepfather carrying the body out of the house. She and her boyfriend look on, horrified, as real estate tycoon Preston Daniels loads his dead mistress into the car. Unable to resist their curiosity, they follow him, and watch as he dumps the poor woman's body in the rocks and sand of the Cape Cod landfill. Diane doesn't know what to do with this dark knowledge, but her boyfriend sees it as an opportunity for blackmail--and is nearly beaten to death for it.Terrified of her stepfather, Diane flees to the West Coast to ask theater director and sometimes private detective Alan Bernhardt for help. Alan is unavailable, but recommends his girlfriend and protégé, Paula, for the job. Paula may be an excellent actress, but playing PI will prove to be one of the most dangerous performances of her career.

An Exception to His Rule

by Lindsay Armstrong

Never, ever, date the boss Mining millionaire Damien Wyatt lives by one rule: never more than one night. But when Harriet Livingstone appears across an interview table-the same woman who totaled his sports car!-he's tempted by her stunning beauty. So he steals a kiss and she wipes the smile from his face with a well-delivered slap! Harriet Livingstone wouldn't take the job if she weren't desperate-the last thing she wants is to get involved with the attractive yet arrogant Damien! But keeping their relationship out of the bedroom is becoming a battle...one neither of them really wants to win.

The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them

by David Goodman Amy Goodman

Her comments turned Charlie Rose red in the face. Bill Clinton called her 'hostile, combative, and even disrespectful.' Newt Gingrich said to her, 'You're the kind of reporter I warned my mother about.' Meet Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist and host of the daily hour-long talk show that is a beacon for passionate, critical, and hard-hitting news. On subjects ranging from the deceptions of the George H. W. Bush administration to the corruption of media monopolies and corporate influence over the government, Amy Goodman attacks and exposes the lies and hypocrisy that put democracy at risk. Goodman has traveled the world reporting and speaking out in defense of human rights and offers no apologies for her advocacy. At lectures, rallies, and other public appearances, thousands turn out to hear her speak the truth. Now, in her first book, she offers her no-holds-barred perspective on world events.

The Exceptional Child: Inclusion In Early Childhood Education (Eighth Edition)

by Glynnis Edwards Cowdery Eileen K. Allen

Filled with classic and current research about all aspects of educating young children with special needs, THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 8th Edition, discusses key approaches and tools needed to provide an optimal setting for young exceptional children with special needs and their families. Many checklists and forms are included for use within the classroom to aid teachers and caregivers in developing a developmentally appropriate environment. The book's friendly and easy-to-use format is useful whether you are an educator or parent/caregiver.

Exceptional Customer Service

by Lisa Ford David Mcnair

When the going's tough, companies that survive will be those that build the greatest loyalty-by exceeding expectations. Yet, too often, companies ignore their customers' needs and wants. Today, industries like airlines, retail businesses, and restaurants are feeling consumer pushback. With new, updated examples from more than fifty companies-from Chik-Fil-A restaurants to the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain to online retailer Zappos.com-this book shows managers how to go from so-so service to amazing service. In today's market, customer service is a key competitive advantage. This book shows you how to expand your customer base when the industry is shrinking, use new media to reach consumers, and make a lasting, great impression on customers. When businesses are fighting to survive, creating a great experience for customers isnit just important-it's essential.

Exceptional Customer Service 2nd Edition

by Lisa Ford David Mcnair William Perry

In today's market, customer service is a key competitive advantage. Learn to expand your customer base when the industry is shrinking, use new media to reach consumers, and make a lasting, great impression on customers. When businesses are fighting to survive, creating a great experience for customers isn't just important - it's essential.

An Exceptional Law: Section 98 and the Emergency State, 1919-1936

by Dennis G. Molinaro

During periods of intense conflict, either at home or abroad, governments enact emergency powers in order to exercise greater control over the society that they govern. The expectation though is that once the conflict is over, these emergency powers will be lifted. An Exceptional Law showcases how the emergency law used to repress labour activism during the First World War became normalized with the creation of Section 98 of the Criminal Code, following the Winnipeg General Strike. Dennis G. Molinaro argues that the institutionalization of emergency law became intricately tied to constructing a national identity. Following a mass deportation campaign in the 1930s, Section 98 was repealed in 1936 and contributed to the formation of Canada’s first civil rights movement. Portions of it were used during the October Crisis and recently in the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2015. Building on the theoretical framework of Agamben, Molinaro advances our understanding of security as ideology and reveals the intricate and codependent relationship between state-formation, the construction of liberal society, and exclusionary practices.

The Exceptional Teacher's Handbook: The First-Year Special Education Teacher's Guide to Success

by Alice B. Pollingue Dr Carla F. Shelton

Specific guidelines and strategies to help special educators navigate their first year! This revised edition of a bestseller helps special educators move confidently from preplanning to post-planning for the school year. Teachers will find a step-by-step management approach complete with planning checklists and other ready-to-use forms. Featuring revisions based on IDEA 2004 and NCLB, this popular reference also provides updates on: Recognized disabilities Best instructional practices Successful parent conferences Effective plans for professional learning Alternate assessments, emergencies in the school setting, education terminology, and more

Exceptions to Reality

by Alan Dean Foster

A "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers a collection of spectacular short stories that includes tales of outer space, cyberspace, and an all-new Pip Flinx adventure. Original.

An Excess Male: A Novel

by Maggie Shen King

From debut author Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male is the chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and rebellion, set in a near-future China, that further explores the themes of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.Under the One Child Policy, everyone plotted to have a son. Now 40 million of them can't find wives. China’s One Child Policy and its cultural preference for male heirs have created a society overrun by 40 million unmarriageable men. By the year 2030, more than twenty-five percent of men in their late thirties will not have a family of their own. An Excess Male is one such leftover man’s quest for love and family under a State that seeks to glorify its past mistakes and impose order through authoritarian measures, reinvigorated Communist ideals, and social engineering.Wei-guo holds fast to the belief that as long as he continues to improve himself, his small business, and in turn, his country, his chance at love will come. He finally saves up the dowry required to enter matchmaking talks at the lowest rung as a third husband—the maximum allowed by law. Only a single family—one harboring an illegal spouse—shows interest, yet with May-ling and her two husbands, Wei-guo feels seen, heard, and connected to like never before. But everyone and everything—walls, streetlights, garbage cans—are listening, and men, excess or not, are dispensable to the State. Wei-guo must reach a new understanding of patriotism and test the limits of his love and his resolve in order to save himself and this family he has come to hold dear.In Maggie Shen King’s startling and beautiful debut, An Excess Male looks to explore the intersection of marriage, family, gender, and state in an all-too-plausible future.

An Excess of Enchantments

by Craig Shaw Gardner

This is another in Gardner's series about a bumbling magician.

An Excess of Love

by Cathy Cash Spellman

[from the dust jacket:] From the best-selling author of So Many Partings comes a brilliant new novel, a powerfully moving story of two sisters. Elizabeth and Constance FitzGibbon, daughters of an Irish Protestant lord, are sheltered by great wealth and a loving family. But the sisters lives change dramatically when the willful Con turns her back on her past to marry an aspiring poet named Tierney O'Connor who is fiercely devoted to the Irish cause. His fiery dream of revolution will make them legends. When Beth FitzGibbon's own marriage to aristocratic Edmond Manningham proves cruelly disappointing, she discovers a talent for writing and becomes a renowned author. She also discovers love with a courageous Irish freedom fighter, Seanean O'Sullivan, and theirs is an enduring passion, made stronger by its secrecy. Dublin is a hotbed of Republican fervor, and Con and Tierney are at the center of it. With their commanders James Connolly, Pedriag Pearse, and Countess Marklevicz they suffer hunger strikes and imprisonment. Finally they plan one of the most audacious rebellions of all time. For six days beginning Easter Monday 1916, a small force of men and women holds out against the British Empire. The tragic outcome is never in doubt. Beth is grief-stricken and like her sister years before gives up everything to go and live with the man she loves. The torch of revelution passes to a new generation. It is Con and Tierney's son Taig who assumes the challenge of his parents unfinished dream. His fiercest foe is none other than his arrogant cousin, Winston Manningham. Jealousy over a beautiful actress Kitty O'Neil inflames their hatred, resulting in tragedy and as civil war sweeps the nation Beth and Seaneen's young son is engulfed in the carnage. When peace finally comes, it is Beth who bears witness to the fulfillment of a seven-hundred -year-old dream passed from generation to generation. An excess of love brings to vivid life the Irish struggle for independence and tells the story of a family who heroically paid the terrible price for freedom.

The Exchange Student (Malcolm in the Middle)

by Pam Pollack Meg Belviso

A story based on the hit TV series created by Linwood Boomer. Is Malcolm's house big enough to for two genius kids?

Exciting Malaysia

by S. L. Wong

Lying just north of the equator, Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. A blend of East and West, of different lifestyles, cuisines, architectural styles, peoples, religions, and attitudes, Malaysia is a fascinating and at times bewildering country. The dynamism of Malaysia's cities contrasts with the tranquility of the country's diverse landscapes. The adventurous visitor can ascend Southeast Asia's tallest building or the region's highest peak; taste the delights of the capital's cosmopolitan restaurants or sample Penang's famous hawker food; explore Asia's largest caves and trek through the world's newest shopping malls or oldest rainforests; relax in luxury hotels or sunbathe on perfect white beaches. This book presents the many faces and facets of Malaysia.

Exciting Malaysia

by S. L. Wong

Lying just north of the equator, Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. A blend of East and West, of different lifestyles, cuisines, architectural styles, peoples, religions, and attitudes, Malaysia is a fascinating and at times bewildering country. The dynamism of Malaysia's cities contrasts with the tranquility of the country's diverse landscapes. The adventurous visitor can ascend Southeast Asia's tallest building or the region's highest peak; taste the delights of the capital's cosmopolitan restaurants or sample Penang's famous hawker food; explore Asia's largest caves and trek through the world's newest shopping malls or oldest rainforests; relax in luxury hotels or sunbathe on perfect white beaches. This book presents the many faces and facets of Malaysia.

Exciting Singapore

by David Blocksidge Ingo Jezierski

Through stunning photographs and engagingly informative text, this book presents a fascinating picture of contemporary Singapore's diversity the Asian culture beneath the western-looking exterior, the polar bear bred in a tropical climate, the strongly nationalistic people who are nevertheless proud of their ethnic origins and traditions and the anomaly of one of the world's most densely populated nations having 30 percent of its area as open space. Singapore has many facets. This book will help the visitor appreciate and understand Singapore's captivating complexities.

Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation

by Miroslav Volf

Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our (ever-narrowing) circle. In light of this, Christians must learn that salvation comes, not only as we are reconciled to God, and not only as we "learn to live with one another", but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God.

Exclusion & Embrace

by Miroslav Volf

Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our (ever-narrowing) circle. In light of this, Christians must learn that salvation comes, not only as we are reconciled to God, and not only as we "learn to live with one another", but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God.

Exclusion & Embrace

by Miroslav Volf

Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our (ever-narrowing) circle. In light of this, Christians must learn that salvation comes, not only as we are reconciled to God, and not only as we "learn to live with one another", but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God.

Exclusive

by Fern Michaels

These Are Not Your Fairy GodmothersWhen Toots Loudenberry relocated to Los Angeles from South Carolina to be near her daughter, Abby, she expected to bump into the occasional celebrity. She just never expected them to be dead. Meanwhile, Toots, Sophie, and Mavis are concerned that the prestigious Dr. Sameer's budding romance with Ida may have something to do with his ailing bank balance. And Abby's attempted makeover of the celebrity magazine The Informer into the most talked-about tabloid in town could end more than just her career.But the Godmothers wouldn't be the Godmothers if they weren't pulling a few behind-the-scenes strings, and Abby's hopes of changing the fortunes of The Informer are still alive. Yet it'll take an assist from a source no one could have predicted, let alone see, to secure a story that will shake Tinseltown to its very core. . .

Exclusive

by Sandra Brown

Watergate, Schmatergate, get a load of this: a dead infant, a sleazy president, a manic-depressive first lady, an aide that makes G. Gordon Liddy look like a wuss, murder, adultery, a thousand skeletons peeping from a thousand closets. Exclusive moves so quickly because somebody is always doing something bad. TV journalist Barrie Travis interviews the first lady, a Southern belle still mourning the death of her infant. With a mixture of horror and self-interest, Travis perceives the slightest hint that the first infant didn't merely die, but was murdered. But by who, and why? As you can imagine, that's when it gets messy. The book might capsize under the sheer weight of seamy scandals and sleazy characters were it not for the almost-supernaturally spunky Travis and her somewhat reluctant love-object, craggy ex-Marine Gray Bondurant. Bondurant left the White House under a cloud. Was he the first lady's lover? Travis and Bondurant come together to solve the mystery, of course. If you read fast, you might just keep up.

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