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The Punch: One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight That Changed Basketball Forever

by John Feinstein

When a fistfight broke out between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers one night in 1977, All-Star Rudy Tomjanovich raced to break it up. He was met by Kermit Washington, a good player with a great reputation, and by an astonishingly ferocious punch, a single blow that has reverberated in both men's lives ever since. With his unerring insight into the deeper truths of professional sports, John Feinstein reveals what really happened that night and traces the remarkable trajectories of both men's careers before and after the punch. Through this one cataclysmic event he casts a light on the NBA's darkest secrets, exploring violence, race, and the true price men pay when they choose a career and a life in sports.

Punchneedle: The Complete Guide

by Marinda Stewart

The Essential Punchneedle Resource! Punchneedle embroidery is a beautiful, timeless needle art technique with limitless possibilities. Punchneedle The Complete Guidelets you explore all those possibilities with how-to information on everything you need to know about this amazing embroidery, including: An overview of all the materials and tools needed for creating punchneedle embroidery Embroidery on more than 20 different types of fabric including silk, wool and velvet Working with different types of threads from cotton to silk to novelty and metallic Creating special effects such as shading, clipping and sculpting, as well as positive and negative stitching Combining punchneedle embroidery with other sewing and needle crafts such as quilting, reverse applique and cross stitch Nine punchneedle embroidery projects on a variety of surfaces, including a photos album cover, napkins and Christmas ornaments Troubleshooting with quick solutions to the most common punchneedle embroidery problems Whether you are just getting started or have been working with punchneedle embroidery for years,Punchneedle The Complete Guideis sure to become your essential reference guide.

Punctuated Equilibrium

by Stephen Jay Gould

"Punctuated Equilibrium" holds that the great majority of species originate in geological moments (punctuations) and persist in stasis. The idea was hotly debated because it forced biologists to rethink entrenched ideas about evolutionary patterns and processes. But as Gould shows here in his typically exhaustive coverage, the idea has become the foundation of a new view of hierarchical selection and macro-evolution.

Punished by Rewards

by Alfie Kohn

The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy bars to sales commissions) in front of people in much the same way we train the family pet. Drawing on a wealth of psychological research, Alfie Kohn points the way to a more successful strategy based on working with people instead of doing things to them. "Do rewards motivate people?" asks Kohn. "Yes. They motivate people to get rewards." Seasoned with humor and familiar examples, Punished By Rewards presents an argument unsettling to hear but impossible to dismiss.

The Punisher

by D. A. Stern

MAKE THE PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME.FBI agent Frank Castle's final case ends with a literal bang, when a wannabe weapons smuggler is gunned down during a sting operation. But the dead man isn't just any punk. He's the son of Howard Saint, the powerful Florida tycoon whose hot-spot nightclub has made him famous, and whose multimillion-dollar money-laundering business has made him as rich--and as ruthless--as any of his gangster clients.Saint wants payback--with interest--for his boy's death. And he gets it, by orchestrating a massacre that claims the lives of Frank Castle's beloved wife and son--and almost kills Castle. But almost doesn't count. Now Frank Castle--ex-FBI agent, ex-Special Forces commando, ex-husband and father--is canceling his retirement and starting a new career. One that begins with teaching Howard Saint the ultimate lesson: No evil deed goes unpunished.From the Paperback edition.

Punishing Schools: Fear and Citizenship in American Public Education

by Julie Lyons William Drew

Lyons (conflict management and political science, U. of Akron) and Drew (English, U. of Akron) examine ways that schools are being punished as part of zero tolerance policies. They argue that schools are treated like prisons because of fear and how this fear is produced in suburban high schools, using the film Pleasantville as an example. They then address how urban high schools are seen as threatening and expendable. Elements of funding, taxation, politics, media portrayal, the role of public schools, and views about diversity are explored. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Punishment

by Linden Macintyre

In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason, in a small town shaken by a tragic death. Forced to retire early from his job as a corrections officer in Kingston Penitentiary, Tony Breau has limped back to the village where he grew up to lick his wounds, only to find that Dwayne Strickland, a young con he'd had dealings with in prison is back there too-and once again in trouble. Strickland has just been arrested following the suspicious death of a teenage girl, the granddaughter of Caddy Stewart, Tony's first love. Tony is soon caught in a fierce emotional struggle between the outcast Strickland and the still alluring Caddy. And then another figure from Tony's past, the forceful Neil Archie MacDonald-just retired in murky circumstances from the Boston police force-stokes the community's anger and suspicion and an irresistible demand for punishment. As Tony struggles to resist the vortex of vigilante action, Punishment builds into a total page-turner that blindsides you with twists and betrayals.From the Hardcover edition.

Punishment and Prisons

by Joe Sim

'Punishment and Prisons is a scholarly, powerful and inspirational critique. With passion and humanity, Joe Sim strips neo-liberal penal policies of their reformist pretensions and demonstrates that prisons will continue to be brutal enforcers of gross economic inequalities until such time as the abolitionist alternative is realised' - Pat Carlen Joe Sim has long occupied a key position in British and European criminology. This book is a genuinely important addition to the literature; it is controversial and will stimulate debate. Punishment and Prisons shows that critical criminology is alive, that it has a voice and that it needs to be read. - Peter Young, Professor of Criminology, University of Hull 'A satisfyingly uncompromising critique that has no fear of coming to clear conclusions and provides little succour to those satisfied with short term change in the current system. Sim provides the kind of concise, articulate and powerful critique of apparent criminological realities, which is necessary to motivate genuine reform and can help to ensure that practitioners and others do not forget the big picture.' - Probation Journal Joe Sim offers a rich and persuasive analysis of imprisonment, providing a wealth of political and policy detail. He makes his reader confront the cruelties of imprisonment as well as its ineffectiveness in reducing crime, and it would surely be impossible to read this book without feeling profound disquiet about the deployment of the power to punish in contemporary Britain. Punishment and Prisons has a breadth and depth of scholarship, arguing powerfully for a more critical criminology and an abolitionist stance towards imprisonment. I urge all those interested in penal policy - whether as students, teachers, researchers, reformers, politicians or penal professionals - to read this important and disturbing book. - Professor Barbara Hudson, Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Central Lancashire With prisons overflowing and penal policy the topic of hot debate, Punishment and Prisons: Power and the Carceral State presents a lively and accessible discussion of possible solutions to the current crisis, by one of the foremost scholars in the field. Joe Sim traces the development of penal strategy over the past three decades, through a critical analysis of the relationship between penal policy and state power. Exploring the contested histories of punishment that are prominent in criminology, and its development in penal policy, the book analyses four key dimensions of modern penal trends: " continuity and discontinuity in penal policy and practice " reform and rehabilitation " contesting penal power " abolitionism. Articulate, innovative and theoretically informed, Punishment and Prisons: Power and the Carceral State offers a critical overview of contemporary penal politics that will prove a compelling addition to the criminological library. The book is written for not only for students and academics but also for those involved in the debates on penal policy - including prison reform groups, politicians and the media. It offers a series of suggestions for alleviating the current crisis, setting out a policy agenda for transforming the role and place of the prison in the criminal justice system.

The Punishment of Gaza

by Gideon Levy

Israel's 2009 invasion of Gaza was an act of aggression that killed over a thousand Palestinians and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. The Punishment of Gaza shows how the ground was prepared for the assault and documents its continuing effects.From 2005--the year of Gaza's "liberation"--through to 2009, Levy tracks the development of Israel policy, which has abandoned the pretense of diplomacy in favor of raw military power, the ultimate aim of which is to deny Palestinians any chance of forming their own independent state. Punished by Israel and the Quartet of international powers for the democratic election of Hamas, Gaza has been transformed into the world's largest open-air prison. From Gazan families struggling to cope with the random violence of Israel's blockade and its "targeted" assassinations, to the machinations of legal experts and the continued connivance of the international community, every aspect of this ongoing tragedy is eloquently recorded and forensically analyzed. Levy's powerful journalism shows how the brutality at the heart of Israel's occupation of Palestine has found its most complete expression to date in the collective punishment of Gaza's residents.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Punk USA

by Kevin Prested

Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout sold millions of records and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down. In 1987, Lawrence Livermore founded independent punk label Lookout Records to release records by his band The Lookouts. Forming a partnership with David Hayes, the label released some of the most influential recordings from California's East Bay punk scene, including a then-teenaged Green Day. Originally operating out of a bedroom, Lookout created "The East Bay Punk sound," with bands such as Crimpshrine, Operation Ivy, The Mr. T Experience, and many more. The label helped to pave the way for future punk upstarts and as Lookout grew, young punk entrepreneurs used the label as a blueprint to try their hand at record pressing. As punk broke nationally in the mid 90s the label went from indie outfit to having more money than it knew how to manage.

Punk'd and Skunked (Rotten School #11)

by R. L. Stine

Bernie Bridges has always dreamed about going to PPP-the exclusive Preppy Prep Prep school. All the kids at PPP are rich, rich, rich! And if there is one thing that Bernie loves, it's money, money, money! But how will Bernie get to PPP?

Punk's War

by Ward Carroll

An F-14 aviator takes his readers into the cockpits, ready-rooms, and bunkrooms of today's Navy to show what it's like to fight in a time of so-called peace. From the opening chapter where a Tomcat fighter squadron's commanding officer botches an intercept of a hostile Iranian F-4 to the final uplifting scene, his novel reveals the inner workings of the military as only an insider can. It is a thriller without an airshow groupie's pretense, a fighter pilot's story as honest as it is riveting. The action is gripping and authentic, yet it punctuates rather than drives the plot. Seldom has fiction been so real.Punk's War is part adventure tale, part introspective commentary. Adopting the tone of the quixotic lieutenants who populate its pages, the novel helps us understand the pressures on this new generation of warfighters. Along the way we are introduced to an engaging cast of characters: a self-centered careerist squadron commander hell-bent on fixing his tainted professional reputation; a reluctant air-wing commander more suited for life within the walls of the Pentagon than on a flight deck at sea; a battle-group commander reared in the art of driving ships, but thrust into the snap decision matrix of supersonic jets; and a host of junior officers. Seeking only the ideals they were promised, these technology-savvy aviators are products of pop culture, unimpressed by rank for its own sake and unresponsive to petitions in the name of the profession's lofty mottos. Unlike other books about the business of flying from aircraft carriers, this novel provides serious food for thought about leadership and retention--what motivates young people to keep doing what they do despite the dangers, disappointments, and personal sacrifices. Best-selling novelist Stephen Coonts describes the author as Tom Clancy crossed with Joseph Heller, his book as a refreshing twist on the military thriller.

Pup at the Palace (Animal Ark #30)

by Ben M. Baglio

Mandy and James are taking a trip to London during summer vacation. On a visit to Buckingham Palace, Mandy spots an adorable Labrador puppy, who poses for James's camera and then runs away.

The Pup Squad (Police Pup #2)

by Jenny Dale

Liam and Becky live at Lark Cottage in the Derbyshire town of Ellandale with their parents because their father, John Wilson, a dog handler-policeman at the Ellandale Police Station. The Police dog Max was trained to fight crime. In the annual football derby between two villages, a problem was waiting for Max to resolve-i.e., the cup's been stolen.

The Pupil

by Henry James

Puppet

by Joy Fielding

In this new page-turner by New York Times bestselling author Joy Fielding, the life of a beautiful young defense attorney is thrown into turmoil when she is called back to her hometown to defend her disturbed, estranged mother, who publicly shot and killed a man. High-powered, twenty-eight-year-old defense attorney Amanda Travis likes several things: the colour black, lunchtime Spinning classes at the fitness centre on Clematis Street in downtown Palm Beach; her all-white one-bedroom, oceanfront condo; a compliant jury; men whose wives don't understand them. Some of the things she doesn't: the colour pink; when the temperature outside her condo's floor-to-ceiling windows falls below sixty-five degrees; clients who don't follow her advice; being asked to show I. D. when she goes to a bar; nicknames of any shape or size. Something else Amanda Travis doesn't like: memories. But when Ben, the first of her two ex-husbands, calls from her hometown of Toronto with the alarming news that her mother has shot and killed a man in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, it becomes more and more difficult for Amanda to continue running from her past. Now she must return to face her demons and the life she left behind -- a love that once consumed her and a mother who holds a strange, dark power over everyone she encounters. "Puppet" is the nickname Amanda's mother once called her. But now Amanda is determined to fight her mother's fatal whims -- even if it kills her.

Puppet 3 Beginner’s Guide

by John Arundel

Presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial format, Puppet 3.0 Beginner's Guide will lead you through the basics of setting up your Puppet server with plenty of screenshots and real-world solutions.This book is written for system administrators and developers, and anyone else who needs to manage computer systems. You will need to be able to edit text files and run a few commands on the command line, but otherwise no system administration or programming experience is required.

Puppet 3 Cookbook

by John Arundel

Puppet 3 Cookbook is written in a Cookbook style, showing you how to set up and expand your Puppet infrastructure. It not only gives you everything you need to become a Puppet expert, but includes powerful code samples and techniques developed over many years of production experience. With it, you'll save time and effort by automating tedious manual processes, impress your boss by delivering better business value from IT, and future-proof your career by getting to grips with the new technologies revolutionizing the industry."Puppet 3 Cookbook" is for anyone who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context. It requires some experience of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with the command line, file system, and text editing. No programming experience is required.

Puppet Cookbook - Third Edition

by John Arundel Thomas Uphill

This book is for anyone who builds and administers servers, especially in a web operations context. It requires some experience of Linux systems administration, including familiarity with the command line, file system, and text editing. No programming experience is required.

Puppet Essentials

by Felix Frank

If you're an experienced IT professional or a new Puppet user, Puppet Essentials provides you with all you need to know to go from installation to advanced automation in no time at all. Experience with system operations and server management as well as the Ruby language, is helpful to get the most out of this book.

Puppet Reporting and Monitoring

by Michael Duffy

An easy to follow guide with extensive examples to explain Puppet's reporting capabilities to facilitate effective implementation of Puppet in the real world as a reporting tool.If you are a Puppet developer or a system administrator using Puppet, and you want to extend your expertise to manage and optimize your server resources, then this book is for you.

Puppet Types and Providers

by Nan Liu Dan Bode

Puppet's true power exists in the simple resource model it uses to manage the state of complex operating systems. This concise guide shows you how to extend that model and implement custom functionality on top of Puppet by working with the type and provider APIs. Two experts from Puppet Labs explain the concepts behind these APIs, and provide instructions and examples to help you write your own fully functional types and providers. You'll also delve into Puppet's source code to get a better understanding of how types and providers are implemented internally. If you're familiar with basic Puppet concepts, you're ready to get started. Learn the fundamental concepts behind resources, and become familiar with the structure of Puppet's Resource Model Discover how the type API is used to create new resource types that Puppet can manage Understand how providers interact with the system to achieve the desired state of a declared resource Explore advanced features to get a more complete understanding of how Puppet works Simplify the troubleshooting process when developing types and providers

Puppies Are Like That

by Jan Pfloog

A short children's story about puppy mischief!

Puppies on Parade (Barkley's School for Dogs #12)

by Debbie Dadey Marcia Thornton Jones

The Barkley's School for Dogs will be marching in the town's 100th anniversary parade ... and so will another neighborhood canine school, Howl's Dog City. Jack and his friends are set on outshining their rivals. But having fun and getting along beats competition, paws down!

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