New Release Books by Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan is the author of The Art of Her Deal (2021), Trump on Trial (2020), Trump's Trials (2020), Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) (2020) and other 18 books.

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The Art of Her Deal

release date: May 04, 2021
The Art of Her Deal
In this “scrupulously reported biography” (NPR) Jordan documents how Melania Trump had discussing being First Lady nearly two decades before she landed in the White House and how she encouraged her husband to enter the race for president. Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump is “an extraordinary work” (Salon) that draws an unprecedented portrait of the first lady. We see that behind the scenes Melania Trump is not only part of President Trump’s inner circle, but for some key decisions she has been his single most influential advisor. Jordan interviewed key people in Melania's close circle who speak publicly for the first time and uncovered never-before-seen photos and tapes of the tall woman with “tiger eyes,” as a judge in an early modeling contest said. The Art of Her Deal shows Melania’s ascent from a modest life, tracing her journey from childhood under a communist dictator to her complicated relationship with Donald Trump. The picture that emerges is “that the first lady is not a pawn but a player... and a woman able to get what she wants from one of the most powerful and transparently vain men in the world” (NPR). And while it is her husband who became famous for the phrase “the art of the deal,” this is the story of the art of her deal.

Trump on Trial

release date: Aug 25, 2020
Trump on Trial
A compelling and masterful account, based on fresh reporting, of the investigation, impeachment, and acquittal of President Donald Trump, a ferocious political drama that challenged American democracy itself. In the spring of 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not favor pursuing Trump’s impeachment. Her view was: “He’s just not worth it.” But by September, after a whistleblower complaint suggesting that Trump had used his office for his political benefit, Pelosi decided to risk it. The impeachment inquiry led to charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, a gamble that ultimately meant Trump would be the first impeached president on the ballot in US history. Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan have crafted a powerful, intimate narrative that concentrates on the characters as well as the dramatic events, braiding them together to provide a remarkable understanding of what happened and why. Drawing on the deep reporting of Post journalists as well as new interviews, Sullivan and Jordan deliver a crisp page-turner with exquisite detail and scenes. They put readers in the room for both sides of the now-famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019, revealing the in-the-moment reactions of those listening to the call in Washington, as well as the tension in Kyiv, as aides passed notes to Zelensky while he was talking to Trump. Sullivan and Jordan deftly illuminate the aims and calculations of key figures. Pelosi’s evolution from no to yes. Trump’s mounting fury as “the I-word” became inevitable. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell firmly telling Trump on the phone about the Senate trial: You need to trust me. Trump on Trial teems with unexpected moments. House member Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan Democrat, alone at the National Archives, walking amid the nation’s founding documents, weighing her vote on impeachment. Fiery Republican congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida, a favorite Trump warrior, deciding to lead the storming of the secure room in the US Capitol basement, where witnesses were testifying. The authors paint vivid portraits of the men and women branded by the president’s supporters as foes from the “deep state”: Ukraine experts Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman; ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor. The narrative spools out amid Trump’s nonstop tweeting and the infinite echo chamber of social media, which amplified both parties’ messages in ways unknown during past impeachments. Sullivan and Jordan, aided by editor Steve Luxenberg, follow the story into the aftermath of Trump’s acquittal and the president’s payback for those whom he believed had betrayed him. The retributions took place as the nation reeled from a devastating pandemic and widespread protests about racial injustice, with another trial looming: the 2020 election.

Trump's Trials

release date: Aug 25, 2020
Trump's Trials
“Sets a standard for political storytelling with impeccable research and lively writing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Page-turning…riveting…colorful and detailed…a barometer of the health of our democracy.” —Barbara McQuade, The Washington Post Two investigations. Two impeachments. Two acquittals. One president. The full story. Unprecedented. Unimaginable. Until Donald Trump’s presidency. A year apart, two ferocious political dramas challenged American democracy. As Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan show in this gripping account, the two Trump impeachments and acquittals shared common threads: An American president, relentless in his drive to win re-election, willing to disregard the laws that limit his powers, no matter the cost. A divided Congress, split along party lines, unable to agree on whether Trump’s actions met the Constitutional standard for removal from office. The Constitution itself, tested in ways that its framers had not anticipated. Trump’s Trials is an expanded version of Trump on Trial, Sullivan and Jordan’s compelling and masterful 2020 account of the first impeachment. That narrative, a crisp page-turner with exquisite detail and vivid scenes, deftly conveyed the calculations of the central figures, in particular Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell. The authors have added three new chapters, and revised others, to carry the narrative through the 2020 presidential election of Joe Biden; Trump’s feverish attempts to overturn Biden’s victory; his supporters’ deadly attack on the Capitol as Congress was certifying the electoral votes; Trump’s second impeachment and acquittal—but this time, with seven Republican senators voting against him. Sullivan and Jordan, aided by editor Steve Luxenberg, have written a fast-paced, authoritative account of the historic events that rocked America—an invaluable examination of what happened and why.

Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

release date: May 21, 2020
Coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
Adults are being increasingly diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and this book provides strategies for concerned individuals to help slow the onset of the condition. Around 50% of adults with MCI go on to develop dementia, but research shows that self-help through early intervention and preventative measures can hugely slow this down. The self-help measures in this book include memory aids, health and lifestyle changes, activities, therapies and technological aids. All of them are known to improve cognition and can be incorporated into daily life. Every measure is firmly based in current research, and this book is also applicable to those with early-stage dementia wishing to delay the onset of more severe cognitive impairment. Given the paramount importance of early intervention to prevent cognitive impairment worsening, this book is essential reading for any older individual wanting the best strategies to help with how to do this in practice.

Destiny of Choice

release date: Aug 01, 2020
Destiny of Choice
The award-winning author and philanthropist, Mary Jordan, presents her two bestselling international ebooks Destiny of Choice and Choice of Destiny in a single printed volume - Destiny of Choice. With over 600 reviews with an overall rating of 4+ out of 5 stars, readers will read one of the most liked books based on true events and organised crime in the last several years. Readers' reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars ☆☆Gripping, touching, interesting☆☆ "A very harrowing but equally gripping and interesting read. I was desperately rooting for Ionna and wanting all to be well for her, especially towards the end. How can someone so young survive so much.... .A book quite impossible to put down. Looking forward to the sequel. Excellent and recommended." 5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!!!! "What strength of character the author has, her positivity shone through!! This booked gripped me from start to Finnish, am looking forward to book 2 & so hope her life has turned around. It's so hard to imagine at such a young how she coped! A really good read you won't be disappointed!!" 5.0 out of 5 stars Glued!!! "Loved the first book, had to buy the second right away. I couldn't put it down, I even dreamed about it! Wondering what was going to happen next. What a fantastic ending, just how I hoped it would be. I could read her stories forever." 5.0 out of 5 stars Part 2 amazing "Loved part 2 what a wonderful story I couldn't put it down. I don't think I've enjoyed a book so much. A thrilling story" OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS "The serene, beautiful family happiness of Ioana Severini is shattered into pieces. Shadows of the past are cast over her well-structured life and threaten to destroy her family. Her soul is gripped deeply and irrevocably by the traumas she suffered as a child. Her tyrannical father with his violent methods of upbringing forced her to run away when she was still a young child. Life on the street was all she had, but it was not safe. At the tender age of twelve, Ioana falls into the hands of the underground. Theft, prostitution and the battle for survival. She is a rebel but possesses an amazing instinct for survival. She grows up ahead of her years with wisdom, practicality and sometimes aggression. These qualities, as well as her lucky star, help her escape alive from the human traffickers. All this leaves a lasting mark on her psyche, but she will need her fighting spirit and unbroken will to control her own destiny to save not only herself but her wonderful children."

Hope

release date: Apr 26, 2016
Hope
The #1 New York Times Bestseller A bestselling book that is inspiring the nation: "We have written here about terrible things that we never wanted to think about again . . . Now we want the world to know: we survived, we are free, we love life." Two women kidnapped by infamous Cleveland school-bus driver Ariel Castro share the stories of their abductions, captivity, and dramatic escape On May 6, 2013, Amanda Berry made headlines around the world when she fled a Cleveland home and called 911, saying: "Help me, I'm Amanda Berry. . . . I've been kidnapped, and I've been missing for ten years." A horrifying story rapidly unfolded. Ariel Castro, a local school bus driver, had separately lured Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight to his home, where he kept them chained. In the decade that followed, the three were raped, psychologically abused, and threatened with death. Berry had a daughter--Jocelyn--by their captor. Drawing upon their recollections and the diary kept by Amanda Berry, Berry and Gina DeJesus describe a tale of unimaginable torment, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporters Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan interweave the events within Castro's house with original reporting on efforts to find the missing girls. The full story behind the headlines--including details never previously released on Castro's life and motivations--Hope is a harrowing yet inspiring chronicle of two women whose courage, ingenuity, and resourcefulness ultimately delivered them back to their lives and families.

Chad Michael Murray Adult Coloring Book

release date: Jun 13, 2019
Chad Michael Murray Adult Coloring Book
Chad Michael Murray (born August 24, 1981) is an American actor, spokesperson, writer and former fashion model. He is known for playing Lucas Scott in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill from 2003 to 2012 and war veteran and SSR Agent Jack Thompson in the Marvel/ABC series Agent Carter. He had starring roles in the films Freaky Friday (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004), and House of Wax (2005). Since 2019, he has been playing Edgar Evernever in The CW's Riverdale. Popular among teenagers and young adults in the early 2000s, he has been featured on the covers of numerous magazines, including People, Vanity Fair and Entertainment Weekly.

The 2016 Contenders: Marco Rubio

release date: Jul 28, 2015
The 2016 Contenders: Marco Rubio
Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories. Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a man in a hurry, whose dizzying political ascent—he has never lost a race—is a testament to his quickness to spot openings and go for them. The question now, as he aims for the White House, is whether voters ultimately see Rubio as refreshing and bold, the inspiring face of a new generation—or just a promising young pol getting ahead of himself. In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

release date: Jun 28, 2013
The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement
The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and through the weeks and months that follow. The authors address not only the emotional and spiritual aspects of bereavement, but also important and often overlooked practical considerations such as dealing with wills and other paperwork, disposing of personal possessions, making arrangements for funerals and memorial services, coping with the anniversaries of a death and resolving family conflict. Drawing on many real examples, they offer compassionate, realistic advice on dealing with guilt and other negative emotions, as well as helpful guidance on how and when to break the news of a death to others, including to children, people with learning disabilities and people with dementia. This will be an invaluable guide for anyone who has experienced, or who is facing, a bereavement. It will also be of interest to professionals involved in supporting those who are bereaved, both as a source of helpful information and as a resource to recommend to clients.

The Essential Guide to Avoiding Dementia

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Essential Guide to Avoiding Dementia
This ground-breaking book looks at the wealth of research papers and brings to the fore the evidence we do have for the causes of dementia.

Bump Up the Oxygen

release date: Aug 01, 2012
Bump Up the Oxygen
.".. Miranda Blight's fall into brokenness and her bizarre struggle to rise again ...the humor and romance are as riveting as the suspense..." Miranda Blight's life is falling apart: her husband's a jerk, her handcrafted dolls don't sell, her body rebels. Following surgery, she butts heads with Mrs. Vic, her former evil nursing instructor, who continues to boss and manipulate, despite paralysis. Pain and post-op drugs befuddle Miranda; she cannot escape Mrs. Vic's diabolical schemes to catch the woman's son-in-law, who may have killed his wife. The further Miranda falls into the secrets and dangers of Mrs. Vic's life, the more she is challenged by quirky evidence, odd weapons and a confusing, handcontrolled wheelchair van; when Miranda is forced to drive this vehicle to the ends of Mrs. Vic's insane world, her own life splits wide open.

The Brightest Star

release date: Jun 30, 2016
The Brightest Star
The Brightest Star is a way to share your heart when you're apart from someone you love. Through its hand painted illustrations and sweet poetic verses you will discover that no matter the distance between you and your loved one, your wishes can come true. Nurturing the difficulties of separation, The Brightest Star is a comforting place to send your "I love you," "I miss you" and "Goodnight's." Want to share your love? Just purchase a second copy of The Brightest Starto gift. Use the special dedication page to personalize each (or each other's) books, set a date and time to create the first connection, and send your love to the brightest star. So whether you are starting a new family tradition, connecting with a distant loved one or looking for spiritual comfort, your heart will never be alone once you experience the magic of The Brightest Star. The Brightest Star is also available in its original format."

The Prison Angel

release date: May 30, 2006
The Prison Angel
The winners of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting tell the astonishing story of Mary Clarke. At the age of fifty, Clarke left her comfortable life in suburban Los Angeles to follow a spiritual calling to care for the prisoners in one of Mexico's most notorious jails. She actually moved into a cell to live among drug king pins and petty thieves. She has led many of them through profound spiritual transformations in which they turned away from their lives of crime, and has deeply touched the lives of all who have witnessed the depth of her compassion. Donning a nun's habit, she became Mother Antonia, renowned as "the prison angel," and has now organized a new community of sisters-the Servants of the Eleventh Hour—widows and divorced women seeking new meaning in their lives. "We had never heard a story like hers," Jordan and Sullivan write, "a story of such powerful goodness." Born in Beverly Hills, Clarke was raised around the glamour of Hollywood and looked like a star herself, a beautiful blonde reminiscent of Grace Kelly. The choreographer Busby Berkeley spotted her at a restaurant and offered her a job, but Mary's dream was to be a happy wife and mother. She raised seven children, but her two unfulfilling marriages ended in divorce. Then in the late 1960s, in midlife, she began devoting herself to charity work, realizing she had an extraordinary talent for drumming up donations for the sick and poor. On one charity mission across the Mexican border to the drug-trafficking capitol of Tijuana, she visited La Mesa prison and experienced an intense feeling that she had found her true life's work. As she recalls, "I felt like I had come home." Receiving the blessings of the Catholic Church for her mission, on March 19, 1977, at the age of fifty, she moved into a cell in La Mesa, sleeping on a bunk with female prisoners above and below her. Nearly twenty-eight years later she is still living in that cell, and the remarkable power of her spiritual counseling to the prisoners has become legendary. The story of both one woman's profound journey of discovery and growth and of the deep spiritual awakenings she has called forth in so many lost souls, The Prison Angel is an astonishing testament to the powers of personal transformation.

The Essential Carer's Guide to Dementia

release date: Jan 01, 2014
The Essential Carer's Guide to Dementia
Mary Jordan, author of The Essential Carer's Guide, explains what you can expect when you receive a diagnosis of one of the many causes of dementia and what you can do to manage life going forward - how you can slow the progress of symptoms and how you can maximise available support.

Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools

Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools
Pre-service and new teachers alike will appreciate this comprehensive, realistic view of what it is like to teach English language arts in grades 6 through 12. Through thoughtful integration of practical approaches to both curriculum and instruction, the book addresses the questions and concerns that those new to the profession encounter. The book stresses the constructivist approach and emphasizes reflective practice, and it asks readers to interact with the ideas presented-to affirm, question, and challenge those ideas. Included are numerous actual sample lessons plus classroom ideas with reflective questions that show readers how theory and research relate to practice. New Internet sources, summative graphic organizers of the material, and a flexible approach make this an ideal teaching tool for teachers of middle and secondary school students. Here's what makes this new fifth edition unique: Internet sources and the end of some chapters make the material relevant and give students additional resources for reflection. Reflective questions appear when appropriate in each chapter, prompting students to reflect on and absorb key content. Web sites particularly useful for English teachers are included. New chapter on media literacy (Chapter 9). Chapter 4, Oral Language, continues to build on the strong presentation of the previous edition, but now examines the use of improvisation. Chapter 12, Your Starting Role: Student Teaching and Beyond, takes readers through student teaching experiences, complete with actual material from former student teachers-emails, student teaching logs, and more. Included are scenarios and experiences that give readers opportunities to explore problems they might face in the classroom. Additions to the literature chapters include strategies for conducting a good class discussion on literature, criteria for selecting "good" books for adolescent readers, student units, Web sites for teachers, and reflection activities. These chapters also emphasize multicultural literature and young adult literature, without neglecting the classics.

Across the Tides

release date: Dec 23, 2003
Across the Tides
In the 1920s, a battle rages between a spunky, half-Native American woman and a successful timber man, neighbors across the tides in Washington State's Puget Sound. Their backgrounds represent different races, cultures, spiritual beliefs and plans for the future. The teenaged girl Lilliwaup lives on the mainland with Blossom, an eccentric Indian grandmother who clings to memories of longhouses and potlatch give-away feasts. Blossom shapes Lilliwaup's beliefs with legends of the salmon people and Mt. Rainier. Lilliwaup also belongs to her father's Indian Christian Shaker church; she develops a powerful connection with the spirit world and relies on Jesus, her spirit guide StarBird, and shaking trances to overcome obstacles. Jack Brenner, a married timber executive, lives on a nearby island. He's come from Germany with a secret past and an uncanny ability to acquire what he wants. For several years, Lilliwaup and Brenner try to outfox one another. Lilliwaup goes after the Brenner's island, a place to restore Blossom's heritage. Inevitably, the two clash, come together and clash again. Eventually Ellie is born, a child who is determined to cross the tides and discover the truth. Untangling the truth threatens to undo them all.

The Pictorial History of Speedsville, Jenksville, Caroline Center, Rawson Hollow

release date: Jan 01, 2019

The 109th New York Volunteer Infantry Remembered 1862-1865

release date: Jan 01, 2017
The 109th New York Volunteer Infantry Remembered 1862-1865
Complete history of the 109th NY regiment with letters and diaries of 56 of the soldiers, photos, 1910 adjutant, tables, newspaper articles

A Comparison of Two Methods for Assessing Student Learning in a Process-oriented Curriculum

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Federal Disaster Recovery Programs

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Federal Disaster Recovery Programs
This report summarizes principal federal disaster assistance programs for possible use by Members of Congress and their staff in helping address the needs of constituents. A number of federal agencies provide assistance to individual victims; state, territorial, and local governments; and non-governmental entities, following a disaster. The Federal forms of assistance include, grants, loans, loan guarantees, temporary housing, and counseling. The programs summarized in this report fall into two broad categories. First are programs specifically for disaster situations; most of these programs are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). Second are general assistance programs that may be used in either disaster situations, or to meet regular service needs. Many federal agencies, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice, administer programs that may be brought to bear under certain circumstances. The programs may also be classified by recipients: primarily individuals, state and local governments, or businesses. These programs address such short-term needs as food and shelter, and such long-term needs as repair of public utilities. This report includes a list of CRS reports about disaster assistance and assistance for victims of recent hurricanes. It also includes a list of federal agencies' websites established specifically to respond to disasters, offering updates on recovery efforts, and providing a catalog of federal assistance programs. This report will be updated as significant legislative or administrative changes occur.
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