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Describes how the author freed herself from crippling fear through taking up karate and used her newfound empowerment to take charge with her husband, her boss and her daughter's bossy Girl Scout troop leader.
"A blackly sardonic people's history of atomic blunders and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes in which the great powers gambled with catastrophe"--From publisher description.
Features step-by-step instructions for creative projects fathers can do with their children, including making eggshell cupcakes, a rope swing, and a fruit crate scooter.
"Murph once again fails spectacularly at his second goal the minute he picks up a "mover" named Trowbridge. "Movers" in Murph's world are not to be confused with "movers and shakers." Trowbridge pays his fare with a crisp five-dollar bill. Later, Murph finds an enigmatic handwritten note on the bill. Murph can't get the message out of his head, believing it was specifically directed at him. He sets off in search of his passenger, the meaning of the message, and inner workings of his very soul"--P.  of cover.
"Ben Novack, Jr. was born into a life of luxury and opulence. Heir to the legendary Fontainebleau hotel, he spent his childhood surrounded by some of the world's biggest stars, including Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, and Ann-Margret, who performed regularly at the Fontainebleau's La Ronde Room. He sat by while his parents entertained presidents and movie stars, as they reigned over Miami Beach in the '50's and '60's, and when the family business went sour he became wealthy in his own right, founding a multi-million dollar business using connections he made at the Fontainebleau. But Ben, Jr.'s luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would end in another hotel room--a thousand miles away from the one where he grew up--when police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death. Seven years earlier, police found Novack in an eerily similar situation--when his wife Narcy duct-taped him to a chair for twenty-four hours and robbed him. Claiming it was a sex game, he never pressed charges and never followed through with a divorce. Now prosecutors claimed Narcy let the vicious killers into the room and watched as they beat her husband with dumbbells. They also suspected she was involved in the horrendous death of Novack's mother, just three months before. But it would be Narcy's own daughter who implicated her to the police--in this twisted case of passion, perversion, and paradise lost "-- Provided by publisher.
"Galeano's new book is his richest and most poetic yet, a joyous calendar of the sacred and the damned, a book of inspiration for those fighting tyranny, greed, and amnesia Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Galeano's new work has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that day of the calendar year. Each entry resurrects the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Among many others, you will discover the Brazilians who held a "smooch in" to protest a dictatorship that banned kisses that "undermined public morals" and learn of the day Mexico invaded the United States, the "sacrilegious" women who had the effrontery to marry each other in a church in 1901, and Abdul Kassem Ismael, the grand vizier of Persia, who kept books safe from war by creating a walking library, 117,000 books aboard four hundred camels, forming a mile-long caravan. Beautifully translated by Galeano's longtime collaborator, Mark Fried, Children of the Days is a great humanist treasure that shows us how to live and how to remember. It awakens the best in us. "-- Provided by publisher.
To reach your military career goals, it is necessary for you to score high on the ASVAB--the exam used to qualify and place recruits in all branches of the armed services. Written by a former key member of the ASVAB team at the Department of Defense, "McGraw-Hill's ASVAB" provides you with insider advice to achieve exam success.
"Two young men, bound by generations of close family ties, are torn apart by the careening specter of Hitler's historic rise to power. Civilization forever changed for everyone as well as divided the world of these two dear friends. Their lives and loves are a poignant reminder of how fragile our own personal relationships are when faced with the struggles of a once great society run amok. Amidst the turmoil of horrific ethnic and religious persecution, a great war envelops the world while sweeping along the youth on opposite sides, pitting them one against each other"--P.  of cover.
An extensive collection of Springsteen's spoken words over the past 40 years. It includes interviews, speeches, and features.
Patsy Milstrap wishes she could leave her past behind. Though she tries to put on a brave front for the sake of her family, the wounds still ache, and the scars on her soul are still deeply felt. At her concerned husband's gentle insistence, they take a vacation from South Carolina on Cedar Key, an idyllic island on Florida's Gulf Coast. A week in paradise will do them good, he says. When a familiar--and most unexpected--face greets her at a seaside restaurant, Patsy knows she can no longer run from the past. But what will opening old wounds mean? And what will the future hold?
As a woman working in finance, Karen Finerman noticed numerous ways that she and her female colleagues sabotaged themselves both professionally and personally. Why were her friends unable to bring the same logic they applied at work to personal decisions? Why did they often let personal baggage undermine them in the office in a way that her male colleagues never did? Finerman serves up advice about getting ahead in your career, overcoming failure, meeting your ideal mate, navigating the work-life balance and taking control of your financial destiny.
Demonstrates how the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been overestimated, arguing that the overzealous application of brain science has undermined notions of free will and responsibility.
"This delightful collection of essays by Julia Reed, a master storyteller with an inimitable voice and a limitless capacity for fun, will show you how to entertain guests with style, have a gooed time yourself, and always have that perfect pitcher of sangria ready at a moment's notice"--Dust jacket flap.
When long buried family secrets are revealed, the Claybourne women must either pull together or be torn apart.
Documents Sarah Smiley's efforts to fill her husband's place at the dinner table with interesting people who could be role models for their three sons while their father, pilot Dustin Smiley, was on a yearlong deployment with the Navy.
Catherine Strayed is living a quiet life in a college town following the mysterious death of her husband, a promising writer. When her former mentor takes a teaching job at the college, he brings along his latest protégé, Antonia Lively, whose debut novel has become a literary sensation. Antonia insinuates herself into Catherine's life and intends to plunder Catherine's own dark past for her next literary triumph.
The author describes his summer vacations as a child in Norway, life in an English boarding school, adventures as a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, and being a fighter pilot in World War II.
"... presents a scathing critique of the 'delusions' of science alongside a rousing defense of the role of art and philosophy in our culture"--From publisher description.