Found at the Bookstore


Author: Christi Snow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548513184
Category:
Page: 368
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After suffering a traumatic brain injury the final football game his senior year in high school, Ryder Garrett's life was never normal again. Most days he's happy when he can remember the way home. There's no room in his life for romance or love, which means he's destined to die a virgin. Stig Minton doesn't remember what virginity felt like. Twelve years older than Ryder, he's been around the block too many times to count and has the scars to prove it...both physically and mentally. But as these two men come together to help with a wedding, they forge a friendship, a friendship they both desperately need. As their relationship evolves, feelings go deeper. But is it stupid to risk this new-and, yes necessary-bond in pursuit of something that's doomed to fail? They both think they're too broken to make this work. But what if they're wrong? Two broken souls may just be able to find reparation in one another... Book #2 in the Found Series.

Found at the Library


Author: Christi Snow
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517629144
Category:
Page: 226
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Found at the Library Story Description: His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he'd conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront...again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those "untouchable" items. Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow...until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy's life is in crisis-mode. It's the holidays and Mac can't just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not. Two artistic men. One shared passion for books. Life is hard, and sometimes when conflict arises you have to write your own plot twist to pull yourself out of the fray.

Ein Himmel voller Bücher

Roman Neuerscheinung 2018
Author: Amy Meyerson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959677286
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Eine bunte Postkarte aus Malibu, eine alte Ausgabe von Shakespeares Der Sturm und der kleine, kurz vor dem Bankrott stehende Buchladen Prospero Books in Los Angeles. Die junge Lehrerin Miranda Brooks staunt nicht schlecht über das einzigartige Vermächtnis ihres Onkels Billy. Schon immer hat er ihr Rätsel aufgegeben. Warum hat er ihrer Familie den Rücken gekehrt? Warum spricht ihre Mutter nie über ihn? Miranda folgt der Spur der Botschaften, die er für sie versteckt hat - und die sie nicht nur in die Welt der Bücher führt, sondern ihr Leben von Grund auf ändert.

May '68 and Its Afterlives


Author: Kristin Ross
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226728001
Category: History
Page: 247
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During May 1968, students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaullism, 9 million people from all walks of life, from shipbuilders to department store clerks, stopped working. The nation was paralyzed—no sector of the workplace was untouched. Yet, just thirty years later, the mainstream image of May '68 in France has become that of a mellow youth revolt, a cultural transformation stripped of its violence and profound sociopolitical implications. Kristin Ross shows how the current official memory of May '68 came to serve a political agenda antithetical to the movement's aspirations. She examines the roles played by sociologists, repentant ex-student leaders, and the mainstream media in giving what was a political event a predominantly cultural and ethical meaning. Recovering the political language of May '68 through the tracts, pamphlets, and documentary film footage of the era, Ross reveals how the original movement, concerned above all with the question of equality, gained a new and counterfeit history, one that erased police violence and the deaths of participants, removed workers from the picture, and eliminated all traces of anti-Americanism, anti-imperialism, and the influences of Algeria and Vietnam. May '68 and Its Afterlives is especially timely given the rise of a new mass political movement opposing global capitalism, from labor strikes and anti-McDonald's protests in France to the demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in Seattle.

Sex, Ghosts and Gumshoes


Author: Bob Gunn
Publisher: Llumina Press
ISBN: 9781595263469
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
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Beautiful Penny Albright falls for Kerby Brewster, a charming detective ghost. They tail two female serial-killers out to get back at men for ages of abuse. A light-hearted erotic thriller, SG&G satirizes women's sexuality and its pathologies.

Young and Green in the City


Author: Gary Luders
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477237151
Category: Fiction
Page: 548
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Here is a boy bespangled by green wanes light of green trees green painted fences; and green cut lawns; as his place at Clayton City College. Here he advanced to Cal. State College Hartsfield to be an Accounting major; only to be instigated to complete a B. A. Liberal Arts degree; as to be fit for a Retail Management job. He had a haunting memory of a Cheerleader Lucy Brooks, the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity; and his Cafeteria Bus Boy employment; as being his College dream. His Wards Department Store was suitable employment; until his hypos demanded the pursuit of Carpentry in Amador Valley. Soon he had mastered all the crews of Rio Vista Track Home Development. By the winds of Amador Valley; he with a sizable nest egg was only to move on to two prospective State Colleges in the Los Angeles. Here was once again another fruitless College activity effort. Upon return home his Mother had recognized him as the relative Uncle Herman; so she found him a single bedroom Apartment; where he found a public Rose Garden, a Convenient Short Stop Store; a Catholic Town House, the U-Save Liquor Store; as well as finally the neighborhood Rose, Park, Garden Terrace Apartment; which he dreamed to retire to. It was to now to be time spent with the indulgence in of Royal Gate Vodka; and the time of smoking Bell Air cigarettes; and a splendid walk through the many splendid colored roses of the waterfall and pond area of a public Oakland Rose Garden. He went to the U-Save Liquor Store; where he was to wish me a rainbows; and wish me good cheer; all to be with the chirp of a Robin; the tweet of a House Finch and the coo of a Morning Dove.

Walls and Mirrors

Western Representations of Really Existing German Socialism in the German Democratic Republic
Author: Duncan Smith
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819167101
Category: History
Page: 214
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In this study the author examines the socialist society of the German Democratic Republic. Throughout the book, questions are raised about the nature of representation, the role of subjectivity in ideological formations, and especially the role of such subjectivity when westerners attempt to 'tell the objective truth' about socialist societies.

The Environment in American History

Nature and the Formation of the United States
Author: Jeff Crane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317813294
Category: History
Page: 440
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From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human responses to it. The Environment in American History is a clear and comprehensive account that vividly shows students how the environment played a defining role in the development of American society. Organized in thirteen chronological chapters, and extensively illustrated, the book covers themes including: Native peoples’ manipulation of the environment across various regions The role of Old World livestock and diseases in European conquests Plantation agriculture and slavery Westward expansion and the exploitation of natural resources Environmental influences on the Civil War and World War II The emergence and development of environmental activism Industrialization, and the growth of cities and suburbs Ecological restoration and climate change Each chapter includes a selection of primary documents, and the book is supported by a robust companion website that provides further resources for students and instructors. Drawing on current scholarship, Jeff Crane has created a vibrant and engaging survey that is a key resource for all students of American environmental history.

Reading Contemporary Picturebooks

Picturing Text
Author: David Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135121524
Category: Education
Page: 200
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Reading Contemporary Picturebooks takes a look at one of the most vibrant branches of children's literature - the modern picturebook. This exciting new book takes a sample of contemporary picturebooks and closely examines the features that make them distinctive and then suggests a way of characterising the 'interanimation' of words and pictures that is the essence of the form. The reasons for the picturebook's vitality and flexibility are also explored and the close bond between the picturebook and its readers is analyzed. Advances in our understanding of how visual images are organized are examined and the book concludes with an attempt to redescribe the picturebook in such a way that pictures, readers and text may be drawn together. Picturing Text will be of interest to students, teachers and researchers interested in reading, children's literature and media studies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading


Author: Abby Marks Beale,Pam Mullan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636516
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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On your marks, get set, read! Most adults today are working with antiquated skills and ingrained beliefs about their reading abilities, or lack thereof. But with the tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading, getting through a load of must-do reading doesn't have to be an arduous or overwhelming chore. The strategies are surprisingly simple once revealed. With practice, readers will not only speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals but will also build their personal reading confidence and competence. * Written by a reading specialist * Useful for students, business people, lawyers, doctors * Includes how-to strategies as well as practice timed readings * Tips for reading on paper and onscreen Show More Show Less

Orientation: a Journey

Trip Through Europe Asia and Africa
Author: Wallace B. Collins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595758916
Category: Fiction
Page: 468
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Orientation: A Journey is an autobiographical account of a group of African American tourists who traveled on a tour to Europe, Asia and North Africa. The writer inserts fictional situations in the book to enable the reader to view the bareback narrative in relation to, or as a divergence from the autobiographical portions of the book. As a reality, these segments in the book are its core that lends itself to the fiction he creates, which propels the writer's rush of awareness, and bares his accelerated consciousness, enabling him to carry the fictitious segments of the book on a non-liner, narrative, course.

Silence, Screen, and Spectacle

Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information
Author: Lindsey A. Freeman,Benjamin Nienass,Rachel Daniell
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 178238281X
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear. Employing social and cultural analysis, the essays within examine mnemonic technologies both new and old, and cover subjects as diverse as U.S. internment camps for Japanese Americans in WWII, the Canadian Indian Residential School system, Israeli memorial videos, and the desaparecidos in Argentina. Through these cases, the contributors argue for a re-interpretation of Guy Debord's notion of the spectacle as a conceptual apparatus through which to examine the contemporary landscape of social memory, arguing that the concept of spectacle might be developed in an age seen as dissatisfied with the present, nervous about the future, and obsessed with the past. Perhaps now "spectacle" can be thought of not as a tool of distraction employed solely by hegemonic powers, but instead as a device used to answer Walter Benjamin's plea to "explode the continuum of history" and bring our attention to now-time.

The Small Business Start-Up Guide

A Surefire Blueprint to Successfully Launch Your Own Business
Author: Hal Root
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402220316
Category: Business
Page: 258
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Filled with essential checklists, worksheets and advice, The Small Business Start-Up Guide will get you up and running The Small Business Start-Up Guide is a must-have resource for anyone starting a business. Covering everything you need to know to start successfully, it will save you immeasurable amounts of time, effort and money.

The Facts of Life


Author: Graham Joyce
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575105666
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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THE FACTS OF LIFE tells the story of an extraordinary family of seven sisters living in Coventry during the Second World War. Presided over by an indomitable matriach, the sisters live out a tangled and fraught life that takes them through the Blitz, war work and on into the hopeful postwar years, and a bizarre interlude for one of them in a commune. And through it all wanders the young son of one of the sisters, passed from sister to sister, the innocent witness to a life that edges over into the magical. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel, 2003

Arab Media

Globalization and Emerging Media Industries
Author: Noha Mellor,Khalil Rinnawi,Nabil Dajani,Muhammad I. Ayish
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745637361
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological and cultural changes on the global media scene have resulted in the reorganization of the Arab media field. They provide striking examples of this through the particular effects on media policies, media technology and the content and genres developed for the new generation of media consumers. As part of the book's overview of the contemporary characteristics of Arab media, the authors outline the development of the role of modern Arab media from a tool of mobilizing the public to a tool of commercial and symbolic profit. Overall, the volume illustrates how the Arab region represents a unique case where the commercialization and liberalization of selected media industries has gone hand in hand with continuous state intervention and an increasing self censorship. Written for students without prior knowledge of the topic, Arab Media will be essential reading for all interested in the contemporary global media industries.

Buying Books Online

Finding Bargains and Saving Money at Booksense Stores, Amazon's Marketplace, and Other Online Sites
Author: Stephen Windwalker
Publisher: Harvard Perspectives Press
ISBN: 9780971577848
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 132
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The House of Zondervan

Celebrating 75 Years
Author: Jim Ruark
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310866278
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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The year was 1931, and in a farmhouse in Grandville, Michigan, brothers Pat and Bernie Zondervan were quietly making publishing history. They started by purchasing and reselling some “remaindered” book from Harper & Brothers, then quickly moved into a publishing operation of their own, which, thanks to faith, industriousness, business savvy, and the right people, prospered in the midst of the Depression. It has been flourishing ever since. What began as Pat and Bernie’s vision has become today’s premier Christian communications company, meeting the needs of people across the world with resources that glorify Jesus Christ and promote biblical principles. This is the story of how it all happened. The House of Zondervan is a fascinating, richly human look at the people and the relationships, the faith and the labor, the struggles and heartbreaks as well as the triumphs, the accomplishments of yesterday and the challenges and opportunities of today, that both make up our heritage and point toward our future. Here are authors who have shaped the face of evangelicalism and helped people across the world experience the power and grace of God’s kingdom. Here too are editors and marketers who have brought to light some of Christianity’s most gifted and important voices. And here are leaders who have not only defined the course of our company but embodied its character and instilled it in those they have led. The story of Zondervan is also the story of its enterprises past and present—a story of retail stores; record and music publishing; bestselling Bibles and Bible translations such as the New International Version; rich and diverse partnerships; constantly shifting relationships in the publishing and bookselling industry; and innovations in marketing, research, product development, and author care that have earned us our place at the vanguard of Christian communications. Above all, the history of Zondervan is the story of lives reached and transformed by the grace and power of God. And it is a testimony to Jesus Christ, the Lord we love and serve, who has been faithful to us as we have strived to be faithful to him. Welcome to The House of Zondervan. We hope you enjoy your stay!