Author: David Weber, Eric Flint
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
AMERICAN FREEDOM AND JUSTICE VS. THE TYRANNIES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY The new government in central Europe, called the Confederated Principalities of Europe, was formed by an alliance between Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, and the West Virginians led by Mike Stearns who were transplanted into 17th-century Germany by a mysterious cosmic accident. The new regime is shaky. Outside its borders, the Thirty Years War continues to rage. Within, it is beset by financial crisis as well as the political and social tensions between the democratic ideals of the 20th-century Americans and the aristocracy which continues to rule the roost in the CPE as everywhere in Europe. Worst of all, the CPE has aroused the implacable hostility of Cardinal Richelieu, the effective ruler of France. Richelieu has created the League of Ostend in order to strike at the weakest link in the CPE's armor¾its dependence on the Baltic as the lifeline between Gustav Adolf's Sweden and the rest of his realm. The greatest naval war in European history is about to erupt. Like it or not, Gustavus Adolphus will have to rely on Mike Stearns and the technical wizardry of his obstreperous Americans to save the King of Sweden from ruin. Caught in the conflagration are two American diplomatic missions abroaRebecca Stearns' mission to France and Holland, and the embassy which Mike Stearns sent to King Charles of England headed by his sister Rita and Melissa Mailey. Rebecca finds herself trapped in war-torn Amsterdam; Rita and Melissa, imprisoned in the Tower of London. And much as Mike wants to transport 20th-century values into war-torn 17th-century Europe by Sweet Reason, still he finds comfort in the fact that Julie, who once trained to be an Olympic marksman, still has her rifle . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
The funniest book about travel you will ever read: a travel guide to the fictional European republic 'Molvania', birthplace of the polka and whooping cough. The text and design draw on the standard travel guide format and include: background information on the destination, including cultural details, useful phrases, holidays, and calendar of events; accommodation and restaurant listings; activities and excursions; as well as text break-outs, colour photos and maps throughout.
Author: Michael L. White
Publisher: Parson Place PressLlc
Explore a variety of powerful ways both individual Christians and Christian congregations or organizations can share the Hope of Christ on a global scale using computers and the Internet. Pastors, evangelists, missions and evangelism directors, and even the average Christian should definitely have a copy of this book.
A text for senior undergraduate or beginning graduate students, as well as practicing engineers, that bridges the gap between specialist papers and the use of GTD in practical problems. It introduces the principal results and concepts, their various parameters, and applications to a wide variety of
Book two of the Standing on the Promises trilogy. After this groundbreaking, deeply moving trilogy about black LDS pioneers was first published, modern-day descendants came forward with further information, photographs, and more detailed history. In this new edition, the authors have corrected some errors and dramatized the experience of additional black pioneers.
Happily Ever After
Author: Jim Black
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Happily Ever After doesn't have to be just a fairytale anymore This book was written with the current retiree in mind. It is one of the first books to recognize that once you get that last paycheck from your employer (the last paycheck for the rest of your life), you need to start seeing your money differently. One of the biggest fears of most retirees or those preparing for retirement is that they may run out of money before they die. That fear can be greatly reduced by following the simple, easy to implement strategies and plan that Jim Black shares in this book. As a retiree, you have spent 40 years or more saving and accumulating assets for retirement. Yet a single down year in the stock market can change your retirement forever. Most retirees think that they need to choose between growth and income, or risk and return, but Jim Black will show you that those options are not mutually exclusive. Using real life examples and humor, Black has created a process that helps retirees overcome their basic fears. He has done this in a manner that anyone, regardless of their financially sophistication, should be able to implement for themselves. By reading this book and implementing the strategies, you will greatly increase your chances of retiring on your terms, and living Happily Ever After.
With rare exceptions, few large institutions change bosses every two or three years. Yet the U.S. Government has temps on top. American government has 3,000 presidential political appointees and thousands more state and local political appointees, who refer to their in-and-out bosses as 'Christmas help.' Beyond a Government of Strangers is the first book to focus on the men and women who stick around, on the career executives and their own roles in the executive branch. Robert Maranto provides pithy, sage advice on how career bureaucrats can improve tenuous relationships and overcome conflicts with political appointees, especially during presidential transitions, for more effective government from the top down.
“The helicopter parent has crashed and burned...Sally Koslow [has] documented a generation so cosseted that they have lost the impetus to grow up or leave home. The over-involved parent has gone from paragon of caring to a figure of fun.”—Lisa Endlich Heffernan, The Atlantic Parents once dreamed of dropping their prodigies at first-choice colleges and sighing with relief at a job well done. Nowadays, though, mothers and fathers are stressing about whether Jessica or Josh will boomerang back after graduation—and still be there years later. Why are so many wunderkinds now s-l-o-w-l-y slouching toward adulthood? Panicked after reading that twenty-eight is the new nineteen, Sally Koslow—journalist and mother—searched for answers. Part hard-hitting investigation and part hilarious memoir, Slouching Toward Adulthood is a heartfelt cri de coeur that can help families negotiate life around the unexpectedly crowded dining tables for years to come.
Ever wondered how to justify your own righteousness even while you're constantly embarrassed by it? Or how to make a case for your own existence when you contribute nothing besides nominal labor to a faceless corporation that's probably exploiting children? Are you clinging desperately to an arbitrary social model imposed by your parents and childhood friends? Or screaming in terror, your mind unhinged at the prospect of an uncaring void racing to consume the very possibility of your life having meaning? So are most people! SEE how to fail to impress a date who wasn't even waiting to be impressed. LEARN how to navigate the fetish scene when it's obvious to everyone you don't belong in it. CRINGE at the narcissism of privilege. BLINK at the justifications of listless ego making excuses for itself. A tell-all, guide-by-terrible-example manual for navigating modern relationships, from the perspective of a brain just as consumed by neurosis and paranoia as everyone else's!
The Globalist Papers
Author: Samuel Avery
Publisher: Samuel Avery, Publisher
"The Globalist Papers" shows the current need for unity among the nations of the world much the same way the "Federalist Papers" showed the need in the 1700Us for unity among the states of America. (Philosophy)
Two books, bound together in a single volume, ground novices in fundamentals and lead them to mastery of 80 different tricks involving cards, coins, matches, and other articles. 89 illustrations.
In History, Literature, Critical Theory, Dominick LaCapra continues his exploration of the complex relations between history and literature, here considering history as both process and representation. A trio of chapters at the center of the volume concern the ways in which history and literature (particularly the novel) impact and question each other. In one of the chapters LaCapra revisits Gustave Flaubert, pairing him with Joseph Conrad. Other chapters pair J. M. Coetzee and W. G. Sebald, Jonathan Littell's novel, The Kindly Ones, and Saul Friedlander's two-volume, prizewinning history Nazi Germany and the Jews. A recurrent motif of the book is the role of the sacred, its problematic status in sacrifice, its virulent manifestation in social and political violence (notably the Nazi genocide), its role or transformations in literature and art, and its multivalent expressions in "postsecular" hopes, anxieties, and quests. LaCapra concludes the volume with an essay on the place of violence in the thought of Slavoj Zizek. In LaCapra's view Zizek's provocative thought "at times has uncanny echoes of earlier reflections on, or apologies for, political and seemingly regenerative, even sacralized violence."
Over the course of the last two decades, Iran has gone through major industrial transformation, in spite of major obstacles in the path of the country's development. This comprehensive book examines the Iranian government's mobilization of resources to develop science and technology, presenting an overview of the structure, dynamics, and outcomes of the government's science and technology policies. It evaluates sectors at the systems level and emphasizes the prominence of government, rather than of the market, in the innovation system of the Iranian economy. Written by authors who are in positions of leadership in the industries they discuss, this book offers an unparalleled look into Iran's current technology achievements.
Author: Patricia Rockwell
It's Valentine's Day and most women would be thrilled to receive a card from a secret admirer. Not so, ninety-year-old Essie Cobb, one of the star residents of the Happy Haven Assisted Living Facility. When Essie finds an over-the-top, flowery, valentine from an unknown individual in her mailbox, she goes into detective mode. Who could this person be? Why would they send her such a card? Essie is determined to find out, even if she has to ask for help from her three friends--Opal, Marjorie, and Fay. When Essie's snooping takes a dangerous turn, she finds herself thrust into the middle of a police investigation. Will Essie help the police solve this Valentine's Day mystery or will she strike out on her own against an unknown foe who has anything but romance in mind?
Do Quakers really worship in silence? Why don't they plan their worship services beforehand? Why do Friends make decisions on church business without voting? Can I know Jesus, guiding and teaching me? Where does true peace come from? Traditional Quaker Christianity offers the reader a means to explore the time-honored faith of Friends (Quakers), describes how modern-day Conservative Friends put that faith into everyday practice, and outlines the reasons for many of Friends' distinctive ways. The book's purpose is to assist people seeking a living faith in Christ Jesus, Who is present and powerful in the midst of all His people. Traditional Quaker Christianity can be useful not only to the individual seeker, but also as a study guide for small groups of new Friends and long-time Quakers seeking to go deeper in their spiritual pilgrimage. Several questions at the end of each section help readers relate the material to their own lives and provide a starting point for discussion.