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In this book, Ruth Mead described her journey on how she overcame stuttering. She presented an unique approach to over coming her speech problem that she hopes other people will use to help them speak easy and naturally, without thinking about how to produce speech or formulate in advance what they are going to say. Her experience and thinking go against the traditional approaches that are currently being used to treat stuttering. In this book, she explained the reason these traditional methods did not work for her and offered a new therapeutic approach that predominantly used informal cognitive-behavioral methods that she developed without reference to others. In retrospect, she explained how other people supported her thinking of whom she was initially unaware. Further, she urged people who stutter to research the subject and hopefully, like her, analyze and change their own beliefs about stuttering to help them speak fluently.
There is no entirely satisfactory term to describe our subject. An earlier work of mine is entitled Public Speaking, a term some object to on the ground that public limits the field too much, for we are concerned with speeches addressed to groups of any size, whether audiences of thousands in public halls, or small groups in committee rooms or wherever people meet for discussion with closed doors.
Star NASCAR driver Gabby O'Farrell can't believe her mother is harping at her again. How many times does she have to say it? She's "not" going to help run the family's corporation. She's "not" shopping for a husband of the right pedigree. And there's "no way" she's ever going to give up racing! Who cares what the other macho, hothead drivers are saying about her? Gabby knows team owner Vaughn Steiner has got her back. And since they started sharing kisses and strategy in equal measure, she's determined to go all the way. . . to win the coveted NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship. But now that she's growing close to Vaughn's adorable daughter, is she ready for the mommy track, too?
Clean your entire house in 42 minutes with the Clean Team's unbeatable system that makes every move count.NOTE: This edition does not include illustrations.
Dylan Hargreave thinks I'm an actress paid to pose as his girlfriend at a North Carolina society wedding. How did this happen to me, of all people? Kendall Clarke, award-winning actuary, the veritable shining star of number crunchers who, just hours ago, learned her responsible fiancé (sorry, ex-fiancé) called off our wedding because he'd gotten one of my colleagues pregnant. What are the odds? Don't tell me you've never heard of Dylan Hargreave. Celebrity NASCAR driver? People magazine's Sexiest Man of the Year? Those eyes. That smile... Forget sensible! I've assessed the risk...and I'm taking it! I usually keep the brakes on, but as of now I'm taking a vacation. From me.
"In the near future, disease will be a condition of the past. Most genetic defects will be removed at birth; the remaining during infancy. Unfortunately, there will be a generation left behind. For members of that missed generation, small advances will be made. Through various programs, they will be taught to get along in the world despite their differences. They will be made active and contributing members of society. But they will never be normal. " Lou Arrendale is a member of that lost generat...
For the first time ever, here is the epic story of the transition from silent films to talkies - that moment when movies were totally transformed and the American public cemented its love affair with Hollywood. In the Speed of Sound, author Scott Eyman, whose biography of filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch was hailed as "resoundingly wonderful," has created a mixture of cultural and social history that is at once both scholarly and vastly entertaining. Here is the first and last. word on the missing chapter in the history of Hollywood, the ribbon of dreams by which America conquered the world. Myth has it that it happened overnight, that Al Jolson said a few words in The Jazz Singer and the talkies were born, that stars with weak or inappropriate voices either killed themselves or went into seclusion, that the movie industry simply refitted itself and went on with business. The truth, however, is more involved - not to mention sinister, colorful, and entertaining. Sound was something the industry had resisted, and it was accepted only reluctantly and only after the Warner Bros. Studio had forced the issue with its aggressive selling of The Jazz Singer. But that was 1927, and for a long time afterward there were still those filmmakers, film stars, and even some filmgoers who resisted the appealing novelty. Change, however, was inevitable, and when it came it was devastating. As Scott Eyman demonstrates in his fascinating account of this exciting era, it was a time when fortunes, careers, and lives were made and lost, when the American film industry came fully into its own, and when the American film-going public truly succumbed to Hollywood's bewitching spell.
A brief overview of the sport of speed skating including its history, equipment, categories of events, and memorable performances by speed skaters at the Olympic games.
CAN THE HARDYS PASS THIS EXTREME TEST OF ENDURANCE AND SKILL? Making it to the finish line of the high-endurance Fire Creek Mountain Race is going to be a real challenge for the Hardys. The five demanding events include downhill mountain biking, kayaking, cross-country hiking and climbing, biking through the city streets of Montreal, and a high-speed SeaZoom race on Lake Champlain. But when dangerous accidents begin to interfere with the events, the stakes get higher. The Hardys, along with their friends and crew, Chet Morton and Jamal Watkins, learn that they have a secret competitor--one who's using the race for a very unsporting purpose, and who will do whatever it takes to win!
The fatal crash was no accident. The killer's only mistake was leaving behind a survivor. . . a four-month-old boy. For his sake--and for his murdered mother's--Sheriff Mandy Scott will see justice served. And she already has her prime suspect: the boy's father, Garrett Bowen. Yet despite the evidence against him, something about the reclusive rancher makes Mandy question his guilt. Nothing is as it seems as crime starts spiraling out of control in Timber Wells. If Mandy lets herself trust Garrett, will he shield her from danger, or send her racing into another lethal trap?
The national bestselling authors of the Missing Pieces Mysteries summon up the first Retired Witches Mystery in a brand new supernatural series... Once upon a time in Wilmington, North Carolina, three witches ran a curio shop named Smuggler's Arcane. But as the years passed, their magical powers started to fade--leaving them no choice but to conjure up a retirement package... Before they could blink their eyes or twitch their noses, Molly, Elsie, and Olivia somehow became eligible for AARP. But they can't fly off to Boca Raton just yet. First they must give up their magic, recruit and train three new witches, and pass on their cherished spellbook. They've barely begun to consider potential practitioners when Olivia winds up dead and their spellbook is stolen. To honor their friend and reclaim their spells, Molly and Elsie are about to go wand-to-wand with a dangerous young witch more powerful than the trio was in their prime. And this time they're going to need more than magic up their sleeves...
At last, in the novel every Kelley Armstrong fan will need to own, all the major heroines and heroes of Otherworld are united. It's been ten years since Bitten, the first novel in Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Otherworld series. In that time hundreds of thousands of fans have ravenously devoured the adventures of Armstrong's witches, demons, and werewolves. Now, in Spell Bound, she brings them all together for her most sweeping tale yet. Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she's powerless to help herself. At the heartbreaking conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would prevent further pain for a young orphan. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise. And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons, and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most of her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Armstrong gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jamie, Hope, and other beloved characters, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within. .
Young Prince Conrad had never seen such a beautiful maiden. Her name was Sofia, and she was magic. Bewitching, beguiling, bewildering... It was as if she had cast a spell on him. But was it true love that captured his heart? Or a dark, powerful sorcery as tempting and inescapable as evil itself? The answer would soon be revealed... at the stroke of midnight. *** Ru Emerson, the acclaimed author of THE TALES OF NEDAO, has woven a stunning tapestry of dark magic and dangerous romance. A brilliantly haunting fairy tale you will never forget...
Kelley Armstrong returns with an exciting new follow-up to her national bestselling book Waking the Witch.Savannah Levine is in terrible danger, and for once she's powerless to help herself. At the conclusion of Waking the Witch, Savannah swore that she would give up her powers if it would help a young girl. Little did she know that someone would take her up on that promise.And now, witch-hunting assassins, necromancers, half-demons and rogue witches all seem to be after her. The threat is not just for Savannah; every member of the Otherworld might be at risk. While most of her fellow supernaturals are circling the wagons at a gathering of the council in Miami, Savannah is caught on the road, isolated from those who can protect her and unable to use her vast spell-casting talent, the thing she counts on most. In a story that will change the shape of the Otherworld forever, Spell Bound gathers Elena, Clay, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope and others, who soon learn that the greatest threat to supernaturals just may come from within.From the Hardcover edition.
Piers Anthony's bestselling Xanth series is one of the cornerstones of fantasy, a lively and whimsical interpretation of a genre often criticized for taking itself too seriously. Anthony's first Xanth novel, A Spell for Chameleon, was initially edited to target a more traditional audience. Now, in an eBook exclusive, A Spell for Chameleon has been reworked line by line--its language matching the simpler, playful way with words that made Piers Anthony an enduring fan favorite. Xanth is an enchanted land where magic rules, a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks where every citizen has a unique spell to call their own. For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth is no fairy tale. He alone has no magic. And unless he gets some--and fast!--he will be exiled. Forever. But the Good Magician Humfrey is convinced that Bink does indeed have magic. In fact, both Beauregard the genie and the magic wall chart insist that Bink has magic as powerful as any possessed by the King, the Good Magician Humfrey, or even the Evil Magician Trent. Be that as it may, no one can fathom the nature of Bink's very special magic. This is even worse than having no magic at all . . . and he still faces exile!
The Society is determined: Becka must pay for all she has done. And so they begin a scare campaign, complete with spells and curses. But the campaign quickly gets out of hand. Before she knows what's happening, Becka finds herself in grave danger. There is only one thing that will save Becka, but she has to find it herself... lurk ahead. Join Becka and Scott as they learn valuable truths about the lure of the supernatural, the reality of spiritual warfare--and the truth of victory in Jesus. Ouija boards, witchcraft, voodoo, vampires and more are covered in these edge-of-your-seat thrillers for teens. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
When her adoptive mother sends her to visit her Uncle Dirk and grandmother at their great house beside the pacific ocean, Cory Winterslow finds mystery--strange music in the night, whispers of the people of the town, and rumors about her own unicorn necklace.
This book teaches how to spell correctly and improve spelling in writing.
Word hunting is simple--you hunt for words you need to know how to spell. You hunt words in your writing, words in your reading, and words that interest you. Good word hunters find words or spelling patterns they use often but cannot spell.
When you write a word in Words I Need to Know How to Spell, make sure you check the spelling carefully.
Powerful. Sensual. Seductive. He is all that is shamelessly erotic in a man. In her sexiest Highlander novel yet, New York Times bestselling author Karen Moning stirs up a sizzling brew of ancient mystery and modern passion as she brings together a devilishly handsome Celtic warrior trapped in time . . . and the woman who's about to pay the ultimate price for freeing him. Age-old secrets haunt them. Deadly danger and irresistible desire shadow their every move. It's a relationship for the ages. And all that separates them is a mere thirteen hundred years. . . . Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the silvery glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six and a half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male. Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, eleven centuries ago Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass, one of four coveted Unseelie Hallows, objects of unspeakable power. When the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it, destroying everything in his path-including the one woman who may just hold the key to breaking the ninth-century Highlander's dark spell. For Jessi, the muscle-bound sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he's offering his protection-from exactly what, Jessi doesn't know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed. Yet even as Cian's insatiable hunger begins to work its dark magic on Jessi, his ancient enemy is about to obtain the final and most dangerous of the Unseelie Hallows-and the ninth-century Highlander must stop him from getting it. Nothing less than the very fabric of the universe and two passionately entwined lives are at stake-as Cian and Jessi fight to claim the kind of love that comes along but once in an ice age. . . .From the Hardcover edition.
When Johnny and the Professor discover an old heirloom clock, the terror begins. The professor vanishes and Johnny is left to solve the mystery alone.
This is one of the finest novels in Norton's bestselling Witch World saga--replete with magic and super-science imagery--the novel with which DAW Books launched its own top-selling line of science fiction and fantasy 15 years ago.
Cathy and her brother, living with an aloof grandfather, make a passionate refuge for themselves against the terror of family secrets. On the brink of war, life becomes fraught with danger.
When eleven-year-old Gwen ventures into the forest beyond her castle home she comes across the magical island of Avalon and her life changes forever. The lady of the lake, Nineve, asks Gwen to embark on a quest to protect the enchanted island of Avalon from the evil sorceress Morgana Le Fay. Morgana has imprisoned the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon throughout the kingdom and stolen their magical powers. It's up to Gwen, her best friend Flora and a very special horse named Moonlight to find the sisters and return them to Avalon before its magic is lost forever. In their fifth adventure Gwen and Flora face stormy seas and dangerous cliff-climbs to save Grace the Sea Sister from Morgana's spell.
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