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"From the 1880s to the 1950s, the Harvey Girls went West to work in Fred Harvey's restaurants along the Santa Fe railway. At a time when there were "no ladies west of Dodge City and no women west of Albuquerque," they came as waitresses, but many stayed and settled, founding the struggling cattle and mining towns that dotted the region. Interviews, historical research, and photographs help re-create the Harvey Girl experience. The accounts are personal, but laced with the history the women lived: the Dust Bowl, the Depression, and anecdotes about some of the many famous people who ate at the restaurants--Teddy Roosevelt, Shirley Temple, Bob Hope, to name a few"--Page [4] of cover.

Offers fact-based guidance on the financial risks and benefits of pursuing a college education intended to help parents and students plan and make informed, rational decisions about the value of education options.

Forty years after the foundation of a new settlement by Hresh and Taniane, the two capitals of the People are threatened by internal strife, factionalism, and a new war with the insect-like hjjks.

Relying on her Ice and Stone magic to survive her new position, the queen of Ashland's underworld is forced to play a deadly game with killers, crooks and thieves, in which she discovers that her greatest superpower of all is her ability to keep secrets.

Argues that the use of military drones and the impulse to gather as much data as possible actually undermine national security, rather than improve it.

A U.S. Air Force test pilot passes up the chance to become an astronaut after his wife gets pregnant against all odds, and as fatherhood consumes him, a sudden tragedy puts his instincts as a father and as a pilot to the test.

The all new sixth edition of Post Office Jobs provides an overview of what jobs are available, including many that don't require written tests and how to apply for them. You will also find a comprehensive 473/473E study guide with helpful test taking strategies that could dramatically improve many applicant's exam scores. Seven other sample postal exams are included in this new edition for maintenance, clerical, technician, and other major occupations.

For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police.

" ... reveals three truths common to all exceptional customer service experiences and presents seven behaviors that, when demonstrated by employees, distinguish extraordinary customer service from the ordinary transactional customer service to which consumers have become accustomed"--Page [4] of cover.

Drawn from fragments of historical fact, Matthiessen's masterpiece depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a real-life entrepreneur and outlaw who appeared in the lawless Florida Everglades around the turn of the century.

Surviving an illness that kept her hospitalized for months, Stella Sweeney discovers that a successful book has been published about her case that compels her to relocate to New York and pursue a career as a self-help memoirist.

This hands-on guide offers the most up-to-date information to caring for chickens on a small scale, including purchasing a starter flock, housing, feeding, care, and raising the animal for specific purposes such as food.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

"The inside-the-clubhouse story of two tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were re-made from top to bottom, from the ownership of the team to management to the players on the field, becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball"--Publisher description.

"Uncover your authentic you, control the critic within, and find the peace you need to live your life on purpose. Learn to silence the persistent chatter of your inner critic and replace it with the voice of your inner guidance, your Spirit"--Page [4] of cover.

Screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting...these are some of the challenging behaviors we see in kids who are having difficulty meeting our expectations. These behaviors often leave parents feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for answers. In this fully revised and updated book, Dr. Ross Greene helps you understand why and when your child does these things and how to respond in ways that are nonpunitive, nonadversarial, humane, and effective. With Dr. Greene's practical, expert guidance, you and your child will forge a new relationship based on communication and mutual respect.

""Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and uttered those now-famous words. While her beau's declaration initially seemed unusual, even antiquated, Stephanie accepted the challenge and got to work. Little did she know she was about to cook up the sexiest and most controversial love story of her generation. 300 Sandwiches is the story of Stephanie and E's epic journey of bread and betrothal, with a whole loaf of recipes to boot. For Stephanie, a novice in the kitchen, making a sandwich--or even 300--for E wasn't just about getting a ring; it was her way of saying "I love you" while gaining confidence as a chef. It was about how many breakfast sandwiches they could eat together on future Sunday mornings, how many s'mores might follow family snowboarding trips, how many silly fights would end in makeup sandwiches. Suddenly, she saw a lifetime of happiness between those two slices of bread. Not everyone agreed. The media dubbed E "the Internet's Worst Boyfriend"; bloggers attacked the loving couple for setting back the cause of women's rights; opinions about their romance echoed from as far away as Japan. Soon, Stephanie found her cooking and her relationship under the harsh glare of the spotlight. From culinary twists on peanut butter and jelly to "Not Your Mother's Roast Beef" spicy French Dip to Chicken and Waffle BLTs, Stephanie shares the creations--including wraps, burritos, paninis, and burgers--that ultimately sated E's palate and won his heart. Part recipe book, part girl-meets-boy memoir, 300 Sandwiches teaches us that true love always wins out--one delicious bite at a time"-- Provided by publisher.

Hunted by the dark fae who want her as a weapon, Darcy, the only Druid to touch Dragon Magic and survive, falls under the protection of Warrick, a Dragon King, who is forbidden to get close to her. But Warrick is unable to deny his passion for her when the stakes are raised.

This is your guide to becoming a successful back yard bee keeper. Want to find out what all the buzz is about beekeeping? The latest edition of Beekeeping For Dummies gives you the most trusted and up-to-date information on safely keeping your own bees, including complete instructions for assembling and maintaining bee hives, handling all phases of honey production, using the latest tools and equipment, and much more.

Combining the principles of psychotherapy with the teachings of Buddhism, this guide explains how to eliminate the personal conflicts and feelings of not being good enough that can cause such problems as addiction, overwork, and perfectionism.

"The product of years of research and analysis by Arthur Brooks that lead him to conclude what people need most are four "institutions of meaning": faith, family, community, and meaningful work. It combines reporting, original research, and case studies in a manifesto that will help people lead happier, satisfying lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Zoo

All over the world, animals are going crazy, viciously attacking humans and transforming entire cities into vast killing fields of human prey. After witnessing a savage lion attack, young New York biologist Jackson Oz realizes that these outbreaks have a hidden root cause, but at first his warnings go unheeded while the slaughters continue to escalate.

Rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with a beautiful, simple collection of meals for friends and family. With her dinner series Sunday Suppers, Karen Mordechai celebrates the magic of gathering, bringing together friends and strangers to connect over the acts of cooking and sharing meals. For those who yearn to connect around the table, Karens simple, seasonally driven recipes, evocative photography, and understated styling form a road map to creating community in their own kitchens and in offbeat locations. This collection of gatherings will inspire a sense of adventure and community for both the novice and experienced cook alike.

"Finley's finally working on criminal cases at her law firm, but she's still no closer to solving the dilemma of her love life. On the one hand is Tony, successful partner in the firm--but also her boss. On the other, bad-boy investigator Liam, who won't commit but won't stay away, either. Into the mix add Tony's adoring 13-year-old daughter, who's got a serious case of hero-worship for Finley and her bargain-hunting ways, and Liam's too-perfect ex-wife, and Finley's hope of romance seems to be fading fast. (Meanwhile, Finley's mother is setting her up on blind dates with every rich, boring jerk in Florida.) When Liam appears on her doorstep one night with a bullet in his shoulder, he's forced to tell Finley something he's never shared before--the reason he's no longer a detective on the force. Turns out he was framed for the shooting of a 14-year-old kid in a drug bust...although he was never charged, his suspected involvement was too hot for the police, who asked him to resign. Now the same gun that supposedly killed the kid has turned up as the weapon that murdered Liam's ex-partner, and he's determined to clear his name once and for all. Finley and her friends are on the case, but before she knows it, she's getting anonymous threats and has to go underground herself. Thank god she's still got internet access!! Not only can she keep up with her beloved eBay auctions, but her keen fashionista eyes can see that some figures close to the case are living a little too well for their pay grades. Can she save herself, clear Liam, and find true love? If anyone can, it's Finley"-- Provided by publisher.

"Opening her door after midnight launches widow and retired special education teacher Daisy Arthur ino her second murder mystery in less than a year. Brian Hughes, boyfriend to former student Ginny Caerphilly , is standing in her front yard, covered in blood , and talking about "Mississippi" being asleep in the bathroom of the supermarket where he and Ginny work. Time to call in Ginny's dad, Gabe Caerphilly, also Daisy's knight in shining armor and police lieutenant for Littleton's finest. They return to the store and find Brian's friend Cissy in a large pool of blood, murdered. On the trail of the killer, Daisy becomes closer friends with a man at the dog park, crosses verbal swords with a possible mobster, and captures the attention of a charismatic man from the grocery business. Just when she figures out Cissy's secret and the reason for her murder, there is another knock at her door. This time, will Daisy be the "Mississippi" river of blood in this tale?" -- Book jacket.

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