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In the eagerly anticipated sequel to Harlem's Dragon, Detective Chemah Rivers unravels an intriguing case with a most beguiling witness. A single father who juggles the daily pressures of work and home life, Detective Chemah Rivers is assigned to crack a challenging case. To make matters more complicated, his only witness is a buxom, blind comedienne, Michelle. As any David Rivera, Jr., fan knows, his stories are filled with suspense, love triangles, and steamy love affairs. The Street Sweeper won't disappoint, as Detective Rivers believes Michelle is his lost soul mate and should be the mother of his children. But if anything can go wrong, it does, especially when the sultry temptress of his past, Margarita, returns and attempts to reestablish herself in Chemah's life. Drawing on his own experience and training from federal and city law enforcement agencies, The Street Sweeper is another blockbuster novel, a sequel sure to recapture the imaginations of his loyal fans and entice new readers.
From the civil rights struggle in the United States to the crematoria of Auschwitz-Birkenau, there are momentous stories everywhere. But only some survive to become history. Lamont Williams is a black man from the Bronx trying to return to a normal life after serving a six-year prison term for a crime for which he was wrongly convicted. Historian Adam Zignelik is an untenured Columbia professor whose career and long-term relationship are falling apart. When Lamont Williams strikes up an unlikely friendship with a patient at the hospital where he works as a janitor, he learns about the Sonderkommando--prisoners forced to work in the gas chambers and crematoria of the Nazi extermination camps. Meanwhile, Adam pursues a promising research topic suggested by a World War II veteran, a topic that might just save him professionally and even personally. When the lives of these two men intersect, history comes to life in ways neither of them could have foreseen. The Street Sweeper is an astonishing feat of storytelling that addresses the personal and the political as it sweeps across the globe, through the seminal events of the twentieth century to the present. Honest, hypnotic and redemptive, this is a novel that explores the responsibility of the historian, the weight of history on all of us, and the crucial role that bearing witness plays in breaking the cycle of human cataclysm.From the Hardcover edition.
This work explains to teenage investors the successes and investment strategies of real-life teen investors, along with the wisdom of Wall Street pros, and tips on how to make the most of the Web.
What appears to be the welcome murder of a local, much-disliked pimp turns out to be much larger than that single crime as the Dutch authorities struggle to get to the bottom of the shocking truth.
Just a stones throw from Judith McMonigle Flynn's thriving Hillside Manor, workmen are busy renovating the elegantly decrepit Alhambra Arms into pricey condominiums. But concerned contractor George Guthrie fears that well-heeled potential buyers may blanch when they learn about the four-decades-dead body that was stashed behind the crumbling walls of the moldy manse. And ever-inquisitive Judith's discovery of some much more recent remains on the premises threatens to send property values through the floorboards--and Guthrie through the roof! Both her professional detective husband Joe and her partner-in-crime cousin Renie think Judith is bonkers to suspect that the two killings are connected. Nevertheless, Judith's ready to build a strong case to that effect--unless a homicidal someone decides to deconstruct her first!
Times were hard. And didn't look like getting any easier. Chaney was moving on. Gray icy rain slanted into Chaney's face as his feet crunched the soot-blackened shale along the tracks. Ahead of him the wide open plains of Missouri stretched nowhere. Nowhere country. He stopped and thought about that, his face becoming a picture of seriousness. That's where Chaney was headed. That's where he had come from. Things had a way of coming round.
After his 1963 move to Britain, having initially been introduced to leftist politics as a student in Pakistan, Ali (now an editor of New Left Review) threw himself into the tumultuous radical politics of the 1960s. In this memoir of those years, he describes organizing protests against the Vietnam War and other imperialist adventures, discusses the reaction to the Paris student uprisings of 1968, and assesses the achievements of the New Left movements up to 1975, among other topics. This new edition adds a new introduction by Ali, in which he relates themes in the memoir to more recent politics, as well as an interview conducted by Ali and Robin Blackburn with John Lennon as he was become increasingly politically radicalized.
In the trilogy's previous entry, jealousy ignited long-simmering tensions between Promise, Squeeze, and Show, leading to an all-out gang war. Streets Of New York Volume 3 finds the neighborhood reeling from the pain of losing a son and brother to gang violence, yet still, the mayhem continues. The lives of best friends hang in the balance. Regrets abound, but suspicions linger. Bonds are tested and covers blown. Those not from the streets must watch their backs or risk the wrath of street justice. As the novel races to a dramatic close, the fate of an entire family is up in the air. Coauthored by hip-hop lit heavyweights Erick Gray, Mark Anthony, and Anthony Whyte, and with a powerful foreword by Treasure Blue, the "Uncle of Urban Lit," Streets of New York Volume 3 is a satisfying finale to an action-packed, unforgettable saga.
The credit and collection function of any business is the nerve center of the company. If proper records aren't kept and receivables closely monitored, a company will have difficulty maintaining its cash flow and operations. Streetwise Credit and Collections provides you with the skills to manage your company's financial obligations, collect due payments, and avoid falling into debt.Streetwise Credit and Collections includes complete state-by-state requirements for small claims court, and sections on the applicable laws, statute of limitations, and legal interest rates that may be charged. The appendices contain information necessary for all businesses that grant credit, including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices act.Includes advice on:Securing credit and granting itSetting credit policies for your customersHiring a collections agency as necessaryYou will undoubtedly encounter credit and collection issues from time to time. With Streetwise Credit and Collections, you'll have the information and advice to make the best business decisions and keep your cash flow healthy.
The credit and collection function of any business is the nerve center of the Company. If proper records aren't kept and receivables closely monitored, a Company will have difficulty maintaining its cash flow and Operations. Streetwise[Registered] Credit and Collections provides you with the skills to manage your company's financial obligations, collect due payments, and avoid falling into debt.
Owning and operating a restaurant is one of the most challenging endeavors an entrepreneur can take on--the hours are long and grueling, staff turnover averages 130 percent, and many fail within their first year. Streetwise Restaurant Managementwalks you step by step through each aspect of opening and managing a restaurant. This guide covers the practical issues you'll face on a daily basis and offers tips from an experienced restauranteur about the risks and rewards of restaurant management. Is owning or managing a restaurant right for you? It can be if you haveStreetwise Restaurant Managementas your ready reference for creating front-of-house ambience and back-of-house efficiencies.
From the book jacket: Wise old Strega Nona-"Grandmother Witch"-is whispered about in her Calabrian town. But everybody in the town comes to her for potions and cures, magic and comfort. When she hires Big Anthony to look after her house and garden, the boy discovers her magic secrets-or so he thinks. In this retelling of an old tale, author-artist Tomie dePaola combines humor and warmth in glorious pictures and an exciting and sympathetic text.
Strength training is one of the most effective ways to improve overall health and achieve a toned and fit appearance. Building strong, healthy muscles boosts your metabolism, increases your energy level, promotes good posture and balance, and helps prevent osteoporosis and injuries. With the 50 exercises in The Strength and Toning Deck, you can start right away with a basic conditioning program and progress your fitness training at your own pace.
Shawn Phillips is an internationally respected strength and fitness expert who has helped athletes, celebrities, and tens of thousands of others over the past twenty years. Now he's sharing his fresh approach to fitness with everyone. Strength for Life is an easy-to-implement program to help you get in fantastic shape, enjoy abundant energy, and maintain a lean, strong physique-not just for 12 weeks but for the rest of your life. Let's face it, with the demands of family, work, and life, many of us simply don't have the time to stick to a rigorous workout schedule. Through his own life experience, Shawn Phillips has recognized this challenge and risen to it, literally reinventing fitness with a results-oriented program that you can embrace even with your hectic schedule and do either at home or at the gym. Homing in on the idea of building mental and physical strength rather than just sculpting your body, Shawn has pioneered a technique called Focus Intensity Training TM (FIT), which uses the mind-body connection to yield incredible results. The program features * a workout plan that can take as little as 35 minutes a day, 3 times a week * illustrated exercises with clear step-by-step instructions * 3 workout phases-a 12-day Base Camp pre-training period, a 12-week Transformation Camp, and a year-round continuation plan geared to keep you going strong and vibrant for the rest of your life * a simple eating plan to fuel your body for optimum energy and performance-one that will free you from dieting forever * goal-setting exercises to help you achieve lasting motivation and reach your loftiest visions It's never too late to get in shape. If you're in your twenties or thirties, Strength for Life will show you how to achieve peak levels of fitness year after year. For those forty and beyond, you can look forward to recapturing the energy and vitality you thought you had lost. By following Strength for Life, you will make yourself stronger, leaner, sharper, and more confident. As Shawn writes: "Strength is about being more, doing more, giving more. It's not just surviving; it's thriving. And most important, strength is about having a reserve, a deeper, fuller capacity of body, mind, heart, and soul. " From the Hardcover edition.
James A. Harnish, from the Introduction: "I'm broken. So are you. We're all broken people who live in a broken world. The critical question is, how do we find strength to put broken things back together again? This book is an invitation to touch the scars that mark the broken places in our lives, in the same way the risen Christ invited a doubting disciple to touch the nail scars in his hands. It is a challenge to explore some of the dark places in our human experience, to uncover the sinister power of sin, and to experience the way the grace of God meets us in our broken places to bring new life."
Stress and anxiety affect many of us as we struggle with work pressures, money worries, strained relationships, and the nagging sense that life may be running out of our control. But in the midst of chaos we can find balance, peace, and even wisdom, Easwaran says, if we learn to steady our minds. It's a simple idea, but one that runs deep - a truly calm mind can weather any storm.A highly respected teacher of meditation, Eknath Easwaran offers a wealth of insights, real-life stories and practical suggestions to help us try something more successful next time we're facing our stressors. He explains how to use a mantram (or mantra) to quiet the mind. He describes how to slow down and stay in the present, improve creativity and concentration, shed anxieties and resentments, strengthen our relationships, and stay kind and strong when faced with conflicts, supporting those around us.We learn to calm the mind through practice - there's no magic about it. We can't control what life throws at us, but we can learn to access the courage, patience, and compassion that we need to ride the waves of life minute-by-minute, day-by-day.
Generations have passed, but the Cities inside those impassable walls remain intact. The nomads who camp around the walls have not lost hope. Somehow there's a way inside. Time for a hero!
Strengthening Couple Relationships for Optimal Child Development: Lessons From Research And Interventionby Marc S. Schulz
This volume bears witness to two important transitions. First, it emphasizes the dynamic importance of family transitions, particularly for the growth and development of relationships and each of their component individuals. It captures the processes by which the components of this complex social system change during the course of the transition and how changes in one component are linked to changes in the others. Second, and more broadly, this volume captures a critical transition in the larger research community. The contributors display a clear and equal partnership between intervention researchers and longitudinal observers of family systems that has developed over the past few decades. We understand, as family transitions unfold, that intervention is a critical strategy for understanding the links among family systems observed over time. We also understand that the outcomes of interventions are best followed as further development of the family system, not just successes or failures. Thus, intervention studies are enhanced by understanding the intervention as a major developmental transition, often superimposed on other family transitions.
This informative clinical resource and text presents Froma Walsh's family resilience framework for intervention and prevention with clients dealing with adversity. Drawing on extensive research and clinical experience, the author describes key processes in resilience for practitioners to target and facilitate. Useful guidelines and case illustrations address a wide range of challenges sudden crisis, trauma, and loss; disruptive transitions, such as job loss, divorce, and migration; persistent multistress conditions of serious illness or poverty; and barriers to success for at-risk youth. New to This Edition Reflects the latest research and practice advances. Chapter on resilience-oriented approaches to recovery from major disasters. Chapter on applications in community-based programs and international contexts.
In Stress for Success, business people get a practical, performance-based program to strengthen their physical, mental and emotional resilience. Loehr's 30-day program shows readers how to gradually make the kind of personal lifestyle changes that bring about the kind of high-level performance demanded of people at every level of the corporation.
Stress Management 101, drawn from best-selling author Don Colbert's Deadly Emotions and What Would Jesus Eat?, is a concise, friendly handbook that will help readers live with less anxiety and more joy, enhanced health, and a peace that passes all understanding.
Stress Test is the story of Tim Geithner's education in financial crises. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama's secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behind the scenes of the crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. This is the inside story of how a small group of policy makers--in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes--helped avoid a second depression but lost the American people doing it. Stress Test is also a valuable guide to how governments can better manage financial crises, because this one won't be the last. Stress Test reveals a side of Secretary Geithner the public has never seen, starting with his childhood as an American abroad. He recounts his early days as a young Treasury official helping to fight the international financial crises of the 1990s, then describes what he saw, what he did, and what he missed at the New York Fed before the Wall Street boom went bust. He takes readers inside the room as the crisis began, intensified, and burned out of control, discussing the most controversial episodes of his tenures at the New York Fed and the Treasury, including the rescue of Bear Stearns; the harrowing weekend when Lehman Brothers failed; the searing crucible of the AIG rescue as well as the furor over the firm's lavish bonuses; the battles inside the Obama administration over his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan to end the crisis; and the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in more than seventy years. Secretary Geithner also describes the aftershocks of the crisis, including the administration's efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europe's repeated flirtations with the economic abyss. Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politics--the silliness, the nastiness, the toll it took on his family. But in the end, Stress Test is a hopeful story about public service. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.From the Hardcover edition.
THEY MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT HIM, BUT THEY HAVE ENOUGH TO RUIN HIS LIFE. Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans--they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt's only thought is fleeing with his life. He does escape, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he's being charged with murder. Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors after her last relationship. But when Matt calls, she knows she can't walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent. Matt's career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he's a killer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth--and the faith to keep going--will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured. "This is a terrific read, by a surgeon who clearly knows his stuff as a doctor and his craft as a writer." --MICHAEL PALMER, New York Times best-selling author of Oath of Office
Seaward says: "One of the most important lessons I've learned is that it's not what happens to us, but our reaction to what happens to us that causes us stress." He shows us how to learn this lesson, too. Then he continues: "And that means we have the power to control our level of stress. We, in fact, have the power to choose not to react at all to that which happens around us. It is not what life brings to us that determines our level of happiness and self-fulfillment. It is the attitude we bring to life. The most important decision we can make each day is our choice of attitude. It is what will spur us on or stand in our way." Since we are in charge of our attitude, we are the architects of our lives."
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