Promises to Keep

On Life and Politics
Author: Joe Biden
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812976215
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 365
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Traces the political and personal life of the Delaware senator, discussing the untimely deaths of his first wife and daughter, his presidential campaigns, and his hopes for the future.

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Author: Charles de Lint
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616960191
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Jilly Coppercorn of Newford is back. With the help of a mentor and an anonymous benefactor, the talented young artist has overcome her troubled past and is enrolled in art school. The future is full of bright promise. Although she still struggles, Jilly feels safe and loved by her newly formed family, including her loyal best friend Geordie, lovely fellow-classmate Sophie Etoile, and her staunch ally, the Angel of Grasso Street. Then, a tempting opportunity rides into town on an oversized motorcycle.... This original novel both celebrates and journeys beyond Newford, Charles de Lint’s popular mythical city of magic and mayhem.

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Technology, Law, and the Future of Entertainment
Author: William W. Fisher, III
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804763267
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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During the past fifteen years, changes in technology have generated an extraordinary array of new ways in which music and movies can be produced and distributed. Both the creators and the consumers of entertainment products stand to benefit enormously from the new systems. Sadly, we have failed thus far to avail ourselves of these opportunities. Instead, much energy has been devoted to interpreting or changing legal rules in hopes of defending older business models against the threats posed by the new technologies. These efforts to plug the multiplying holes in the legal dikes are failing and the entertainment industry has fallen into crisis. This provocative book chronicles how we got into this mess and presents three alternative proposals--each involving a combination of legal reforms and new business models--for how we could get out of it.

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Author: Genevieve Graham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501142887
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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An enchanting and poignant story about the unfailing power of love in a world turned upside down by war—from the bestselling author of Tides of Honour. Summer 1755, Acadia Young, beautiful Amélie Belliveau lives with her family among the Acadians of Grande Pré, Nova Scotia, content with her life on their idyllic farm. Along with their friends, the neighbouring Mi’kmaq, the community believes they can remain on neutral political ground despite the rising tides of war. But peace can be fragile, and sometimes faith is not enough. When the Acadians refuse to pledge allegiance to the British in their war against the French, the army invades Grande Pré, claims the land, and rips the people from their homes. Amélie’s entire family, alongside the other Acadians, is exiled to ports unknown aboard dilapidated ships. Fortunately, Amélie has made a powerful ally. Having survived his own harrowing experience at the hands of the English, Corporal Connor MacDonnell is a reluctant participant in the British plan to expel the Acadians from their homeland. His sympathy for Amélie gradually evolves into a profound love, and he resolves to help her and her family in any way he can—even if it means treason. As the last warmth of summer fades, more ships arrive to ferry the Acadians away, and Connor is forced to make a decision that will alter the future forever. Heart-wrenching and captivating, Promises to Keep is a gloriously romantic tale of a young couple forced to risk everything amidst the uncertainties of war.

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America


Author: Sharon Robinson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338153706
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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A warm, intimate portrait of Jackie Robinson, America's sports icon, told from the unique perspective of a unique insider: his only daughter. Sharon Robinson shares memories of her famous father in this warm loving biography of the man who broke the color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson was an outstanding athlete, a devoted family man and a dedicated civil rights activist. The author explores the fascinating circumstances surrounding Jackie Robinson's breakthrough. She also tells the off-the-field story of Robinson's hard-won victories and the inspiring effect he had on his family, his community. . . his country! Includes never-before-published letters by Jackie Robinson, as well as photos from the Robinson family archives.

The Love Verb


Author: Jane Green
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781445854816
Category: Domestic fiction
Page: 401
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Love is not an abstract idea. It isn't saying 'I'm here for you, let me know if you need me'. It's making the decision, whensomeone close to you is in trouble, about what you will do to fix what you can for them. It's a 'doing' thing. A verb.

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Daily Devotions for Men of Integrity
Author: Nick Harrison
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062309277
Category: Religion
Page: 480
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A powerful new movement is sweeping across America:Christian men are coming together to make a difference in their families, churches, businesses, and communities.They are helping one another acknowledge a deep-seated need and hunger for spiritual nourishment and Christian fellowship. They are "sharpening" one another's understanding of what it means to be a man today. The first book of daily meditations created expressly for men in search of spirituality, Promises to Keep draws together the words of hundreds of prominent Christian authors and leaders. Offering inspiration and motivation, this little treasure provides the spiritual dimensions lacking in the lives of so many and proves that men can be strong and tender, can lead without tyranny, can be authoritative without arrogance, and can have relationships with each other that are full of meaning, insight, and even love.

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Author: Paul Langan
Publisher: Townsend Press
ISBN: 1591943035
Category: Fiction
Page: 151
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No one likes Tyray Hobbs. Once a feared bully, he’s become an outcast. At Bluford High, his peers taunt him for how he treated them. At home, his parents punish him for the trouble he’s caused. Unable to escape his reputation or his past, Tyray is desperate. And when an unlikely friendship develops, he clings to it like a lifeline. Now that connection is threatened, and Tyray faces his toughest decision yet. Will his next move lead him to ruin or redemption—or both?

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Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0375988726
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 256
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The compendium of creations (SingleEarth, the Bruja guilds, the Midnight empire) intertwine in an exciting, unsettling plot featuring happenings both accidental and deliberate that will forever change the alternate landscape inhabited by vampires, Tristes, shapeshifters et al. It all begins with a wrong turn and a crashed party, and from there it's an epic clash of elements and the promise of more chaos still to come. At the center of the storm is Jay, a young vampire hunter that no one would ever have predicted might be earth's best bet to thwart the rise of a vampire-controlled slave empire called Midnight. Teens will find themselves drawn to Jay, who struggles to prove his worth even while he has his own fears that those who have written him off may be right to do so.

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The Amway Phenomenon and how it Works
Author: Charles Paul Conn
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
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Promise to Keep


Author: Jessica Wood
Publisher: RLH Publishing
ISBN: 1940285143
Category: Fiction
Page: 269
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Promise to Keep is book two in the New York Times bestselling three-book series Promises. I’ve loved her since we were seven. We were best friends. We even made a pact to marry each other if we were both still single at thirty. I grew up thinking I would always love her for the rest of my life. But I was proven wrong. Because the first time I made love to her turned out to be the first time I hated her. It became the first time she hurt me, and the first time I wanted nothing to do with her. Today, nine years after the day that broke us apart, we are both thirty and single, and fate decided to intervene. I finally discovered that the reasons behind her betrayal were far different from the ones I’d created years ago in my mind. Now I’m torn between my hatred over what she did and my undying love for the one girl who I’ve held close to my heart for most of my life. But is the truth enough for me to forgive her? This is book two in the three-book series Promises. Books two and three will be full-length novels. Book One: Promise to Marry Book Two: Promise to Keep Book Three: Promise of Forever New Adult Contemporary Romance **Mature Content** Recommended for 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.

Promises to Keep


Author: Ernest W. Michel
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 298
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The Holocaust survivor discusses his life and his dedication to the establishment of a Jewish nation

Promises to Keep


Author: Ann Tatlock
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 1441214747
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Eleven-year-old Roz (Rosalind) Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, Illinois, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they are surprised to find the previous owner, Tillie Monroe, on their front porch reading the newspaper. Though her sons have sold the house and sent her to a facility for the aged, she is determined to die in the place she lived her life, and somehow manages to find her way "home" day after day. Feeling sympathy for the elderly woman, Roz's mother allows Tillie to move back in. Mara Nightingale becomes Roz's first friend in Mills River. In spite of their many differences, the girls discover they have something in common that binds them together--both are hiding secrets. So they make a promise--"cross my heart and hope to die"--never to tell anyone else. When danger stalks the Anthonys, Tillie exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.

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Author: Jane Peart
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459264649
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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VALERIE COULDN'T AFFORD TO TRUST ANYONE WITH HER SECRETS And though it was hard to resist a man as kind and caring as her new neighbor, Garth, appeared to be, the man was still a stranger, no matter how handsome and friendly. Yet as the summer progressed, and Garth proved to be a gentle and honorable man, she knew she had to find a way to tell him about her past. But would the truth destroy the precious bond that had grown between them?

Promises to Keep

A Novel
Author: Jane Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101190227
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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New York Times bestselling author Jane Green presents a compelling novel about the love that keeps us together when everything is falling apart. A successful photographer living in Bedford, New York, Callie Perry adores the settled existence she shares with her handsome husband and two adorable children. But while Callie’s life is practically perfect, her nearest and dearest are having a harder time. Her best friend Lila is stuck dealing with her dream man’s demanding ex-wife. Her free-spirited sister Steffi is adjusting after leaving her city life for the simplicity of the country. And her divorced parents, Walter and Honor, can barely stand each other. But when Callie is diagnosed with a recurrence of the cancer she thought she had beaten, everything changes. With their own problems suddenly in perspective, Callie’s family and friends rally to support her during an unforgettable, emotional—and ultimately life-changing year. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life
Author: Greg Dimitriadis,Dennis Carlson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415944748
Category: Education
Page: 316
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This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.

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The Oath in Biblical Narrative
Author: Yael Ziegler
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004168435
Category: Religion
Page: 309
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While many studies explore the literary role of the oath in general literature, none have contended with the role of the oath in the biblical narratives. This study seeks to fill that vacuum. This study demonstrates that by perceiving the oath as a literary device for plot and character development, additional or more precise meanings may be revealed in the biblical stories.

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A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Author: Marco Bristo
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780756707460
Category:
Page: 400
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Looks at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) enforcement activities from 1990 to 1999 of 4 key Fed. agencies: the Justice Dept., the EEOC, the Transportation Dept., & the FCC. Reveals that while the Administration has consistently asserted its strong support for the civil rights of people with disabilities, the Fed. agencies charged with enforcement & policy development under ADA have, to varying degrees, been underfunded, overly cautious, reactive, & lacking any coherent & unifying national strategy. In addition, enforce. agencies have not taken leadership roles in clarifying frontierÓ or emergent issues. Provides a blueprint for addressing these shortcomings.

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Developing the Skills of Marriage
Author: Kathleen Fischer,Thomas N. Hart
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809132881
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 198
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The authors draw on their own married experience and that of countless couples they have worked with in counseling to help the reader cultivate the attitudes and skills needed to make a good marriage better.

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Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America
Author: David Popenoe,Jean Bethke Elshtain,David Blankenhorn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847682317
Category: Social Science
Page: 337
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This collection of essays by prominent lawyers, theologians, social scientists, policy makers, and activists examines the reasons why the once treasured institution of marriage has been steadily displaced by a culture of divorce and unwed parenthood. Promises to Keep presents the full text of The Council on Families in America's 1995 investigation, Marriage in America: A Report to the Nation, and the contributors provide suggestions for marital resurrection to counteract trends that have created tragic hardships for children, generated poverty within families, and burdened us with insupportable social costs. Sponsored by The Institute for American Values.