"Ralph Simon is once again whisked-off to work in conjunction with the agency and occupation he's detested for over thirty-years. This time it's to aid a friend in need and to help the man who's taken his place within the agency in battling the mighty drug cartels from Columbia to Mexico, not to mention every American crime family involved with distribution of their illegal and dangerous products; starting with the ever-popular drug, Mexican Ice. In doing so, Ralph develops a rekindled sense of patriotism and angers the woman of his dreams, as well as the cartels, creating contention at home and threats on both their lives. Disgruntled players enmeshed with the cartels have kidnapped the lovely environmentalist geochemist Dr. Samantha Boyer upon discovering Ralph s involvement to curtail their smuggling operations. Can he complete the mission and rescue the woman he loves more than life itself before total disaster strikes home, country and the emanate death of Sam herself?"--From publisher description.
The author, founder and CEO of Living with Certainty, LLC, presents her multi-faceted approach to creating a life of deep-soul joy. Includes information on dwelling with awareness and sensing universal interconnectivity; discovering your individual soul-view; resonating high-frequency energy vibrations to align with your spiritual power frequency; eliminating static-inducing elements in thoughts, beliefs, relationships, and actions; listening to an internal instruction system; and following the universal guidance inherent in signs, signals, symbols, and synchronicities.
The six-year-old pageant queen and her family infuse their down-to-earth redneck style, humor, and homespun values into this guide to everything Honey Boo Boo.
Based on government documents and eyewitness testimony, describes the U.S. Special Forces mission that led to the capture and execution of violent revolutionary leader Che Guevera.
After an accident, renowned translator Hanne Schubert loses the ability to speak her native language. Speaking only Japanese, she leaves for Japan where she is forced to reexamine her life, including her estranged relationship with her daughter, after a Japanese novelist accuses her of sabotaging his work.
Our current food system is sick and getting sicker, and it's time to return our emphasis to top-quality ingredients that are farmed and harvested in the most ethical ways. Fermenting food is a creative and inexpensive way to enhance the nutritive properties of your favorite foods and to introduce exciting flavors into your weekly menus.
Fullilove demonstrates that America's global primacy in the second half of the twentieth century was enabled by the earlier work of Roosevelt and his five extraordinary representatives from 1939-1941. Together these men and their president took the United States into the war and, by defeating domestic isolationists and foreign enemies, into the world.
Relates the history of American police forces from the constables and sheriffs of the past to the modern-day SWAT teams and riot teams that blur the line between police officers and soldiers.
A British documentary filmmaker recounts her personal quest to understand bravery in the modern age, an effort that prompted her to interview people who have undergone extraordinary moments of courage.
"This alternative college admissions guide gives non-straight-A students advice on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish"--Provided by publisher.
Novel about Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman that reintroduces their larger-than-life personalities and the vicissitudes of their affair that spanned three decades. Toperoff reimagines the highs and lows of a fast-living, hard-drinking literary couple, and their individual passions, projects, and literary creations. Hammett and Hellman?s relationship evolves during major artistic and political epochs?Hollywood?s heyday, the New York literary scene, the Spanish Civil War, McCarthyism, and both world wars.. Populated with writers, drinkers, filmmakers, and revolutionaries, Lillian and Dash chronicles the unusual affair of two prominent and headstrong figures.
"Forest Yeo-Thomas GC was one of the bravest of the brave. A fluent French-speaker, he joined SOE and was parachuted into occupied France three times to work with the Resistance. Appalled by the lack of help the British were providing, he managed to arrange a five-minute meeting with Winston Churchill, during which he persuaded him to do more. On his third mission he was betrayed and captured by the Gestapo; he suffered horrendous torture before being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, from where he eventually managed to escape, making it back to Allied lines shortly before the end of the war"--P.  of cover.
"Peter Wolf's true saga of family burden and escaping the ties that bind takes us from the South to New England and to Paris and back. From growing up Jewish in a wealthy New Orleans family, with a demanding entrepreneurial father, to later life as a successful author, urbanist, and financial advisor, Peter Wolf tells a story of love and sacrifice, of having to leave your roots to discover them. Set against the backdrop of the fifties to the present"--From publisher description.
"Inside the Box shows that more innovation--and better and quicker innovation--happens when you work inside your familiar world (yes, inside the box) using a set of templates that channel the creative process in a way that makes us more--not less--creative. These techniques were derived from research that discovered a surprising set of common patterns shared by all inventive solutions. They form the basis for Systematic Inventive Thinking, or SIT, now used by hundreds of corporations throughout the world"--P.  of cover.
".. a comprehensive guide to repelling both indoor and outdoor pests using organic methods"--P.  of cover.
American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation's way to independence. With the first buds of public relation techniques--of communication, dramatization, and propaganda--America flourished into a vision of freedom, of enterprise, and of unalienable human rights.
All too many of us are not getting the quality or amount of sleep we need. Perhaps we have difficulty drifting off, or we lie awake in the small hours, or have problems with a restless partner, or with bad dreams, or with our work-sleep patterns if we are shiftworkers or early risers. The big question is, what can we do about such problems? Who can we turn to, for a sympathetic and knowledgeable one-to-one consultation? The answer is, to one of the world's leading sleep experts: Professor Chris Idzikowski, who here reveals his wisdom in a down-to-earth and reassuring way. Sound Asleep gives you the in-depth understanding you need to make your sleep more restful, more energising and more satisfactory.
Lou Arrendale, a functioning autistic adult, is offered experimental treatments that may reverse his autism. If the treatment is successful, would he still be himself?
Documents the author's journeys through Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, discussing the inspiration for her travels, the women who adopted her into their ranks, and her discoveries about the region's forgotten areas and future promise.
Presents a biography of Jesus that draws on biblical and historical sources to place his achievements and influence against the turbulent backdrop of his time.
Offers an alternative to conventional chemical beekeeping practices with a natural hive management program, and includes information on bee anatomy, urban beekeeping, working with queens, mite control, and hive diseases.
"With fifty wonderful--and wonderfully simple--recipes for sensational seasonings, spreads, and dressings, as well as herbed breads, pastries, pastas, polentas, pizzas, and even decadent cheesecakes and refreshing sorbets, this collection of herb essentials is great for cooks and would-be gardeners alike"--P.  of cover.
"Discover the most effective ways to train your brain, the best foods to eat, and small but crucial tweaks to your daily habits that can give your working memory the boost it needs"--P.  of cover.
Like everyone else in the Panopticon, 15-year-old Anais Hendricks has been in and out of foster care practically since birth. "[B]orn in a nuthouse to nobody that was ever seen again," she had her only successful foster placement with a prostitute later stabbed to death (Anais found the body). She's been sent to this facility, where the inmates are under constant surveillance, because she had a bad history with a policewoman who has been bludgeoned into a coma, and Anais--almost permanently whacked on whatever drug she can lay her hands on--can't explain why she has blood on her skirt. Amid the institution's crescent-shaped buildings and all-seeing watchtower, Anais befriends a group of ragtag ruffians and delves into her past, endlessly stoned and concerned she's being watched by an entity she calls "the experiment.".