New Release Books by William L

William L is the author of Backstory (2022), Let's Make a Contract (2022), Trimedge Decorative Mouldings of Aluminum Alloy. (2021), The Integration of Psychology and Christianity (2021) and other 396 books.

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Backstory

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Backstory
Jackson Robert Hunter wakes up with a badly battered head and no memory. When clues convince him that his wife's recent suicide was murder, he sets out to find the killer. But his cross-country odyssey triggers damning memories, suggesting that Jackson may be the true villain of his story. A Unique Blend: Perfect for fans of The Bourne Identity as well as fans of Gone Girl

Let's Make a Contract

release date: May 26, 2022
Let's Make a Contract
When a child is struggling with a behavior challenge or wants to learn a new skill, a contract can be a surprisingly effective solution that leads to more peaceful family dynamics. To help families create contracts as a collaborative process, Let's Make a Contract offers an innovative combination of how-to text for parents and illustrated stories for children. For parents, Let's Make a Contract describes a straightforward, four-step solution called behavioral contracting, a research-based technique with proven real-world success. While contracts are a tool that can benefit anyone, they're particularly useful with children on the autism spectrum, or with learning or developmental disabilities, who benefit from understanding clear expectations and receiving positive feedback and rewards.For children, the book's beautifully illustrated stories show a diverse group of families using contracts to address common problems, such as completing chores or homework, getting along, becoming independent, and achieving personal goals. Questions after each story are designed to spark age-appropriate discussions. Sample contracting forms and supporting materials are provided in the book and also on a companion website.

Trimedge Decorative Mouldings of Aluminum Alloy.

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Trimedge Decorative Mouldings of Aluminum Alloy.
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Integration of Psychology and Christianity

release date: Aug 17, 2021
The Integration of Psychology and Christianity
Done properly, integration enriches our understanding of both Christianity and psychology. Through biblical and theological grounding, this expert overview takes stock of the integration project to date, provides an introduction for those who wish to come on board, highlights work yet to be done, and offers a framework to strategically organize next steps.

Florian Oborski

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Florian Oborski
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Adirondack Profiles

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Adirondack Profiles
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Killer Whale!

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Killer Whale!
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Graph Representation Learning

release date: Sep 16, 2020
Graph Representation Learning
Graph-structured data is ubiquitous throughout the natural and social sciences, from telecommunication networks to quantum chemistry. Building relational inductive biases into deep learning architectures is crucial for creating systems that can learn, reason, and generalize from this kind of data. Recent years have seen a surge in research on graph representation learning, including techniques for deep graph embeddings, generalizations of convolutional neural networks to graph-structured data, and neural message-passing approaches inspired by belief propagation. These advances in graph representation learning have led to new state-of-the-art results in numerous domains, including chemical synthesis, 3D vision, recommender systems, question answering, and social network analysis. This book provides a synthesis and overview of graph representation learning. It begins with a discussion of the goals of graph representation learning as well as key methodological foundations in graph theory and network analysis. Following this, the book introduces and reviews methods for learning node embeddings, including random-walk-based methods and applications to knowledge graphs. It then provides a technical synthesis and introduction to the highly successful graph neural network (GNN) formalism, which has become a dominant and fast-growing paradigm for deep learning with graph data. The book concludes with a synthesis of recent advancements in deep generative models for graphs—a nascent but quickly growing subset of graph representation learning.

Worlds Apart

release date: Sep 10, 2020
Worlds Apart
Heiress to the legacy of her father’s throne, Jennifer Hendricks fled a life she had no desire to inherit, staging her death with the aid of her mother’s most trusted agents in a highly publicized terrorist attack upon the royal estate where she grew up. Amid the chaos, Jennifer was secretly smuggled aboard the Fulcrum, a colonial starship preparing for a 137-year voyage to the Opalla colony safely hidden in a hibernation pod as one among the thousands of colonists within the starship’s hold. Jennifer slept through the passage of time, hoping to awaken in a future with the freedom to begin a new life. Fires burned, charring the soil down the length of a long depression carved into the land by the rock’s impact. A lone hunter watched spellbound in the darkness as a strangely clothed figure awkwardly climbed out of the smoldering rock that had fallen from the night sky. Controlling his fear, the hunter approached and knelt beside the figure. He was astonished to see a young girl’s face with pinkish skin, green eyes, and fiery red hair inside a hard shell that covered her head. The hunter’s eyes gazed up into the darkness of the spirit realm of his ancestors and wondered if she had returned to the land for another life. Jennifer awoke to find herself alone in a firelit cave lying within a warm bed of soft furs. Her leg, broken during the pod’s impact, had been reset and wrapped in a stiffening animal hide. She was curious as well as afraid to learn the identity of her benefactor. But when he stepped into the cave, she stared in a wide-eyed wonder feeling as if she had traveled back to a place in time she knew nothing about. With the hunter’s help, Jennifer began a new life far removed from the horrors of her dark past and accepted her life’s unforeseen twist of fate. Unbeknownst to her, the passage of time and the vast distances of space would not diminish the hatred of her father’s many enemies or permit her from escaping their vengeful wrath.

Visions in a Seer Stone

release date: Apr 08, 2020
Visions in a Seer Stone
In this interdisciplinary work, William L. Davis examines Joseph Smith's 1829 creation of the Book of Mormon, the foundational text of the Latter Day Saint movement. Positioning the text in the history of early American oratorical techniques, sermon culture, educational practices, and the passion for self-improvement, Davis elucidates both the fascinating cultural context for the creation of the Book of Mormon and the central role of oral culture in early nineteenth-century America. Drawing on performance studies, religious studies, literary culture, and the history of early American education, Davis analyzes Smith's process of oral composition. How did he produce a history spanning a period of 1,000 years, filled with hundreds of distinct characters and episodes, all cohesively tied together in an overarching narrative? Eyewitnesses claimed that Smith never looked at notes, manuscripts, or books—he simply spoke the words of this American religious epic into existence. Judging the truth of this process is not Davis's interest. Rather, he reveals a kaleidoscope of practices and styles that converged around Smith's creation, with an emphasis on the evangelical preaching styles popularized by the renowned George Whitefield and John Wesley.

Language Before Stonewall

release date: Dec 26, 2019
Language Before Stonewall
This book explores the linguistic and social practices related to same-sex desires and identities that were widely attested in the USA during the years preceding the police raid on the Stonewall Inn in 1969. The author demonstrates that this language was not a unified or standardized code, but rather an aggregate of linguistic practices influenced by gender, racial, and class differences, urban/rural locations, age, erotic desires and pursuits, and similar social descriptors. Contrary to preconceptions, moreover, it circulated widely in both public and in private domains. This intriguing book will appeal to students and academics interested in the intersections of language, sexuality and history and queer historical linguistics.

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

release date: Jun 18, 2019
Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques
Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques believably answers the question, How do you know when someone is lying? It also provides a guide for interviewing probable suspects and interrogating likely perpetrators on techniques and tradecraft. This book covers topics about searching for truth and revealing lies. It presents forensic assessments based on psychophysiology, and assessments on the basis of non-verbal behavior. The book also covers interview and interrogation preparation, as well as question formulation. It discusses the Morgan Interview Theme Technique or MITT, and the Forensic Assessment Interview or FAINT. The book addresses techniques for interviewing children and the mentally challenged, and offers information about pre-employment interviews. It also explains how to understand aggressive behavior and how to deal with angry people. The 4th Edition adds several Chapters on how to ascertain maximum information from victims and witnesses. The book concludes by presenting future methods for searching for the truth. Law enforcement and security professionals, as well as prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and civil litigators will find this book invaluable. The only book to address FAINT, Integrated Interrogation Technique, Forensic Statement Analysis and MITT in one source Several Chapters on ascertaining information from witnesses and victims Enables the interviewer to obtain a confession that can stand up in court

Inside Cultures

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Inside Cultures
Emphasizing the interaction between humans and their environment, the tension between human universals and cultural variation, and the impacts of colonialism on traditional cultures, Inside Cultures shows students how cultural anthropology can help us understand the complex, globalized world around us.

The Dancing Little Girl

release date: Jun 21, 2018
The Dancing Little Girl
The Dancing Little Girl By: William L. Hess The Dancing Little Girl is a cute tale about a little girl named Azian who tells her daddy she wants to be on the Majorette team at her school because she has such a love for dance. Azian teaches us that if we try really hard at following our dreams, we can accomplish them—and much, much more.

Hebrews 9-13, Volume 47B

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Hebrews 9-13, Volume 47B
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

Hebrews 1-8, Volume 47A

release date: Oct 10, 2017
Hebrews 1-8, Volume 47A
The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

Feminism in America

release date: Jul 12, 2017
Feminism in America
William L. O'Neill's lively history of American women's struggle for equality is written with style and a keen sense for the variety of possible interpretations of 150 years of the feminist movement, from its earliest stirring in the 1830's to the latest developments in the 1980s. O'Neill's most controversial thesis is that the feminist movements of the past have largely failed, and for reasons that remains of deep concern; the movements have never come to grips with the fact that marriage and the family are the chief obstacles to women's emancipation. O'Neill also holds that the sexual revolution of the 1920s, far from liberating women, actually undermined their role in American life. O'Neill treats seriously the ideas of the great feminist leaders and their organizations. His was the first book to deal directly with the failure of feminism as a social force in American society; to tie together the scattered people and events in the history of American women; and to examine seriously feminist experience in the twentieth century. Since the women's agenda is hardly complete, the women's movement remains active, often militantly so. In this new revised edition, O'Neill interprets and illumines not only the history of feminism, but aspects of feminism that still trouble us today. O'Neill's book was widely heralded upon its initial publication. Elizabeth Janeway, writing for Saturday Review, calls it "a truly intelligent discussion...an extraordinary perceptive analysis." Carl Degler, in the Magazine of History calls A History of American Feminism "the most challenging and exciting book on the subject of women to appear in years." And Lionel Tiger, writing for the NewRepublic, says that "O'Neill has turned his mastery of a wide range of historical sources into a lively, engaging, and almost faultlessly sensible book."

Jerome and the Jews

release date: May 31, 2017
Jerome and the Jews
Jerome rocked the boat in which the early church had been comfortably settled for two hundred years. He upset Christian tradition by arguing for the priority of the Hebrew Old Testament over the supposedly inspired Greek Septuagint. He learned Hebrew from a Jewish teacher and translated the Old Testament directly from Hebrew into Latin. Not only did his new Latin translation create turmoil, but the inclusion of Jewish interpretations in his commentaries furthered the controversy. Unlike his contemporaries, Jerome viewed the Jews and their homeland as a source of information and inspiration. However, at the same time, Jerome freely admitted his hatred of the Jews and their religion. His caustic rhetoric reinforced the Christian church's displacement of the Jews, but it seems to oppose his move toward appreciating Jewish resources. This book illuminates Jerome's contradictory personality, proposes a solution, and explores avenues for current Christian and Jewish relations in light of Jerome's model.

Critical Literacy

release date: Sep 23, 2020
Critical Literacy
Critical Literacy: Integrating Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is designed to help students develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that will support their academic and professional careers. The text emphasizes the interdependency of critical thinking, reading, and writing, and introduces readers to multi-modal writing. The text begins by introducing students to the concept of critical literacy, the idea of metacognition, and the three key subsets of critical literacy: critical thinking, reading, and writing. Ensuing chapters discuss the components of an academic essay, the usefulness of prewriting and discovery drafting, and the important practices of revising, editing, and proofreading. Dedicated chapters introduce students to different types of writing, including reflective, analytical, position, informative, and research. The text concludes with a handbook that covers common mistakes in grammar and mechanics, as well as a collection of readings that challenges students to apply what they've learned, encouraging them to critically think about, read, and write about the selections. Critical Literacy is an ideal textbook for foundational courses in reading and writing, as well as freshman seminar or college success programs or courses.

Finding Heaven in the Dark

release date: Jul 29, 2016
Finding Heaven in the Dark
As a black youth of the post war baby boom generation the author struggled with secret rage and a confused life view that fueled his self-destructive rebellion and desertion from the Marine Corps in 1967. His cross country trek ended in a skid row rescue mission in Los Angeles, Ca. There the 17-year-old fugitive was forced to confront his personal demons. Mr. Ingram’s odyssey of rebellion and redemption led to his discovery of life saving and life affirming principals. His introduction to the Primitive Christian practice of Meditation, taught by a Los Angeles preacher and his foundation, began his journey of self-discovery and awakening. The answers to the mysteries of life were never more needed than during our present age of loud and competing voices that pressure and control us. This book is for anyone interested in clues to the true purpose of life. Is there a real moral compass? What is your true Identity? It’s for church goers and the unchurched, all religious believers, spiritual seekers, and skeptics.

The Director's Manual

release date: Feb 01, 2016
The Director's Manual
Directors: Improve Board Performance The Director's Manual: A Framework for Board Governance offers current and aspiring board members essential up-to-date governance guidance that blends rigorous research-based information with the wisdom found only through practical, direct experience. The book's flexible approach to solving governance issues reflects the authors' belief that no two boards and the cultural dynamics that drive them are the same. As such, the advice offered reflects recognizable leadership dynamics and real world, relevant organizational situations. The book's two authors, Peter C. Browning, an experienced CEO and member of numerous boards and William L. Sparks, a respected organizational researcher, combine their individual experiences and talents to create a book that is both innovative and applicable to directors in any industry sector. Specific best practice guidance is designed to help board members and their directors understand the unique strengths and challenges of their own board while at the same time provide targeted information that drives needed improvements in board performance and efficiency. Specifically, this book will help board members: Explore practical advice on key issues, including selection, meeting schedules, and director succession Consider board performance from multiple perspectives, including cultural and group dynamics Discover how to effectively manage classic problems that arise when making decisions as a group Access a comprehensive set of assessment questions to test and reinforce your knowledge The Director's Manual: A Framework for Board Governance offers practical advice to guide you as you lead your organization's board.

Paddlefish Aquaculture

release date: Sep 28, 2015
Paddlefish Aquaculture
Paddlefish have become of increasing interest to the aquaculture community in recent years, particularly as a potential new source of seafood and caviar. Native to North America, paddlefish show great promise both domestically and internationally as a commercially viable farmed species. Paddlefish Aquaculture examines all aspects of the biology and culture of these fish, exploring their physiology, production, end products and the economics underlying a successful paddlefish operation. Chapters specifically cover paddlefish biology, propagation and early culture techniques, production for meat and caviar, international culture and history, paddlefish food products, bioaccumulants of contaminants in paddlefish, parasites and diseases, and the economics of paddlefish aquaculture. Paddlefish Aquaculture is a timely practical reference for researchers and producers interested in paddlefish.

Chemistry: Principles and Reactions

release date: Jan 02, 2015
Chemistry: Principles and Reactions
This latest edition of CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS takes students directly to the crux of chemistry's fundamental concepts and allows you to efficiently cover all topics found in a typical general chemistry book. Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, the book includes rigorous graded and concept-driven examples, as well as examples that focus on molecular reasoning and understanding. The Eighth Edition features a new and innovative example format, new talking labels within artwork, 25% new or revised problems, Chemistry: Beyond the Classroom essays that highlight some of the most up-to-date uses of chemistry, and end-of-chapter questions and Key Concepts that correlate to OWLv2, the #1 online homework and tutorial system for chemistry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Extinct Madagascar

release date: Sep 04, 2014
Extinct Madagascar
The landscapes of Madagascar have long delighted zoologists, who have discovered, in and among the island’s baobab trees and thickets, a dizzying array of animals, including something approaching one hundred species of lemur. Madagascar’s mammal fauna, for example, is far more diverse, and more endemic, than early explorers and naturalists ever dreamed of. But in the past 2,500 or so years—a period associated with natural climatic shifts and ecological change, as well as partially coinciding with the arrival of the island’s first human settlers—a considerable proportion of Madagascar’s forests have disappeared; and in the wake of this loss, a number of species unique to Madagascar have vanished forever into extinction. In Extinct Madagascar, noted scientists Steven M. Goodman and William L. Jungers explore the recent past of these land animal extinctions. Beginning with an introduction to the geologic and ecological history of Madagascar that provides context for the evolution, diversification, and, in some cases, rapid decline of the Malagasy fauna, Goodman and Jungers then seek to recapture these extinct mammals in their environs. Aided in their quest by artist Velizar Simeonovski’s beautiful and haunting digital paintings—images of both individual species and ecosystem assemblages reproduced here in full color—Goodman and Jungers reconstruct the lives of these lost animals and trace their relationships to those still living. Published in conjunction with an exhibition of Simeonovski’s artwork set to open at the Field Museum, Chicago, in the fall of 2014, Goodman and Jungers’s awe-inspiring book will serve not only as a sobering reminder of the very real threat of extinction, but also as a stunning tribute to Madagascar’s biodiversity and a catalyst for further research and conservation.

Taming the Drunken Monkey

release date: Jun 08, 2014
Taming the Drunken Monkey
In today's busy world, the mind can often behave like a drunken monkey—stressed, scattered, and out of control. Instead of falling victim to frustration and anxiety, learn to be calm, focused, and free of unwanted thoughts with this easy-to-use guide to mindfulness. Drawing from Western and Eastern psychology, health systems, and wisdom traditions, Taming the Drunken Monkey provides comprehensive instruction for developing and improving three basic behaviors of the mind: concentration, awareness, and flexibility. Discover the power of breathwork exercises based on yogic pranayama, Chinese medicine, and Western respiratory science. Apply meditation and other mindfulness practices to your life for newfound focus, creativity, body awareness, and spiritual awakening. As you progress from novice to master, you'll effectively enhance the health of your mind, body, and spirit. Praise: “A wonderful addition to our understanding of the mind and the unfolding journey of discovery.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening “In fluid and engaging prose, William Mikulas has written a book that provides a wise and delightful guide to living a mindful life . . . a helpful, systematic and very practical guide that presents numerous insights and exercises for personal transformation.”—Nirbhay N. Singh, editor of Mindfulness journal “This book is brimming with wise and compassionate council for everyone from beginner to advanced practitioner . . . Whether you are interested in quieting your mind, increasing awareness, reducing attachments or opening the heart, you will find just what you need as you continue on your path towards awakening.”—Michael Brant DeMaria, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of Ever Flowing On “This is, undoubtedly, one of the best mind training manuals that has ever been written . . . It is a must read book.”—Sompoch Iamsupasit, PhD, professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok “For everybody who wants to be aware and mindful, attentive and concentrated . . . Bill Mikulas' book is wholeheartedly recommended.”—G.T. Maurits Kwee, PhD, founder of the Institute for Relational Buddhism & Karma Transformation

The Start, 1904–1930

release date: Jan 30, 2014
The Start, 1904–1930
The former CBS foreign correspondent provides an invaluable look back at his life—and the events that forged the twentieth century. A renowned journalist and author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William L. Shirer chronicles his own life story—in a personal history that parallels the greater historical events for which he served as a witness. In the first of a three-volume series, Shirer tells of his early life, growing up in Cedar Rapids, and later serving as a new reporter in Paris. In this surprisingly intimate account, Shirer details his youthful challenges, setbacks, rebellions, and insights into the world around him. He offers personal accounts of his friendships with notable people including Isadora Duncan, Ernest Hemingway, and Sinclair Lewis. This fascinating personal account also provides an illuminating look into a lost pre-World War II era—and is notable as much for its historical value as for its autobiographical detail. Ideal for anyone fascinated by this period in history.

A Native's Return, 1945–1988

release date: Jan 30, 2014
A Native's Return, 1945–1988
The prominent journalist, historian, and author—an eyewitness to some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century—tells the story of his final years. In the last book of a three-volume series, William L. Shirer recounts his return to Berlin after the Third Reich’s defeat, his shocking firing by CBS News, and his final visit to Paris sixty years after he first lived there as a cub reporter in the 1920s. It paints a bittersweet picture of his final decades, friends lost to old age, and a changing world. More personal than the first two volumes, this final installment takes an unflinching look at the author’s own struggles after World War II—and his vindication after the publication of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, his most acclaimed work. It also provides intimate details of his often-troubled marriage. This book gives readers a surprising and moving account of the last years of a true historian—and an important witness to history.

The Promise of Anglicanism

release date: May 07, 2013
The Promise of Anglicanism
By looking at the Church through the lens of the biblical theme of promise, this book seeks to offer neither lament for a tattered tradition nor facile hope for an expanding one. It considers the key phases of Anglican history, each defined by clear intentions, from securing English national life, to mission, to finding contextual roots in various locales.

Bailey the Bird

release date: Jul 31, 2020
Bailey the Bird
Touching and hilarious story about the once lonely Bailey the Bird becoming the most popular bird in town with a little help from his upset tummy!

Distillation Design and Control Using Aspen Simulation

release date: Apr 17, 2013
Distillation Design and Control Using Aspen Simulation
Learn how to develop optimal steady-state designs for distillation systems As the search for new energy sources grows ever more urgent, distillation remains at the forefront among separation methods in the chemical, petroleum, and energy industries. Most importantly, as renewable sources of energy and chemical feedstocks continue to be developed, distillation design and control will become ever more important in our ability to ensure global sustainability. Using the commercial simulators Aspen Plus® and Aspen Dynamics®, this text enables readers to develop optimal steady-state designs for distillation systems. Moreover, readers will discover how to develop effective control structures. While traditional distillation texts focus on the steady-state economic aspects of distillation design, this text also addresses such issues as dynamic performance in the face of disturbances. Distillation Design and Control Using Aspen Simulation introduces the current status and future implications of this vital technology from the perspectives of steady-state design and dynamics. The book begins with a discussion of vapor-liquid phase equilibrium and then explains the core methods and approaches for analyzing distillation columns. Next, the author covers such topics as: Setting up a steady-state simulation Distillation economic optimization Steady-state calculations for control structure selection Control of petroleum fractionators Design and control of divided-wall columns Pressure-compensated temperature control in distillation columns Synthesizing four decades of research breakthroughs and practical applications in this dynamic field, Distillation Design and Control Using Aspen Simulation is a trusted reference that enables both students and experienced engineers to solve a broad range of challenging distillation problems.

History of Ancient Windham, Ct. Genealogy

release date: Apr 20, 2020
History of Ancient Windham, Ct. Genealogy
This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Keep the Baby, Faith

release date: Mar 05, 2013
Keep the Baby, Faith
Pregnant, hunted, and alone, a young woman turns to the only man who can help Faith has just enough time to dodge the speeding car. She leaps backwards and falls onto the sidewalk, breaking her thumb in an attempt to protect her pregnant belly. When she picks herself up off the ground, the baby is safe, but Faith is anything but. Desperate for help from someone she can trust, she turns to her old friend Harry Ross, a frustrated writer with a dead-end job at a prestigious New York paper. He’s hungry for adventure and about to get more than his fill. Faith claims that her dying husband’s family wants the baby dead, to protect their inheritance. She’s survived four attempts on her life over the past few days, and Harry must head off a fifth. When this week is over, Harry will have something he never expected: either a murdered girlfriend, or a family of three.

The Principal as School Manager

release date: Nov 03, 2012
The Principal as School Manager
The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice and procedure. Its chapter on school legal issues will be especially useful for principals dealing with improper Internet usage, drug testing, and off-campus searches. Other chapters will explain the role of the assistant principal, the importance of maintaining safe schools in a climate of violence, and the relationship between the principal and the superintendent. This third edition contains new chapters and sections on managing the school curriculum, special education, classroom walk-throughs, creating a healthly school environment, and cyberbullying. Appropriate also for graduate courses on the principalship, educational administration, educational leadership, and personnel administration, The Principal as School Leader is the go-to guide for both novice and veteran school principals.

Volcker

release date: Sep 04, 2012
Volcker
A profile of the former Federal Reserve chairman lauds his handling of multiple economic crises, crediting him with restoring America's financial system in the 1970s and aiding the Obama administration with establishing Wall Street regulations.

Gandhi

release date: Aug 21, 2012
Gandhi
Recalling his friendship and conversations with the late Indian leader, William Shirer presents a portrait of Gandhi that spotlights his frailties as well as his accomplishments. As a young foreign correspondent, William Shirer reported briefly on Gandhi—but the year was 1931, when India's struggle for independence peaked and Gandhi scored perhaps his greatest political success. The year before, he had led a 200-mile march to the sea to pick up a lump of salt—a violation of the British salt tax; and this symbolic act (like—he reminds Shirer—the Boston Tea Party) had propelled the Indian masses into nonviolent civil disobedience on a large scale. To check its spread, Gandhi had been arbitrarily imprisoned. Now he was out of prison and negotiating with the British viceroy: if Gandhi would call off the civil-disobedience campaign and attend an upcoming London conference, the British would make concessions too. These, however, were so limited and vague that many Indian nationalists regarded Gandhi's agreement as a sell-out; but Shirer underlines history's judgment of its wisdom with Gandhi's own words. More importantly, he notes, the British had finally been forced "to deal with an Indian leader as an equal." Along these lines, Shirer also witnessed British discomfiture at Gandhi's arrival—complete with loin cloth, spinning wheel, and goat’s milk; he saw the sensation Gandhi caused in London—and heard him address Lancashire millhands thrown out of work by the Indian boycott of British cotton. And he saw him at home, subsisting on four-hours' sleep and "frenzied acclaim." This book is sure to press upon readers the worldwide force of Gandhi's example. —Kirkus Reviews

Isaiah

release date: Apr 04, 2012
Isaiah
To the unstructured reader the book of Isaiah can be rather confusing--it seems to be composed of poems and narratives combined haphazardly not by one, but by several authors. Even scholars disagree on its authorship, dating, structure, and meaning. William Holladay intends this book to be a study guide for lay people and students. In an attempt to answer the perplexing questions raised by reading Isaiah. Throughout the book, Professor Holladay affirms the theological unity within Isaiah, while discerning and emphasizing the variety of voices found there. Although there were several "Isaiahs," each writing with his specific world situation in mind, the total picture is of a prophetic tradition which recognizes that God was king of Israel.

Principles and Practice of Dialysis

release date: Feb 03, 2012
Principles and Practice of Dialysis
This book is an evidence-based review of the practical challenges of dealing with patients receiving dialysis. The first section covers technical and procedural considerations such as choosing the hemodialysis membrane and choosing the best dialysis option. The second section covers clinical considerations such as infection and the treatment of specific renal disease complications. The book includes numerous illustrations and tables and drug charts for dialysis patients. This edition's current outcomes chapter has been expanded to include patient depression and improving quality of care. New chapters cover dialysis in the ICU, valvular heart disease, and pre-emptive renal transplantation.

History Makers

release date: Aug 29, 2011
History Makers
In History Makers, Dutch Sheets and William Ford III reveal how God wants us to connect with the powerful and timeless things He has done in the past so that we can become empowered for the future. We must look to our Christian forefathers and pray for the renewal of the covenants God made with them, building on God's past work to move closer to His ultimate goals for us as a nation and a planet. Now is our chance to connect with the past, shaping the outcome of the future, and turning it back in God's direction!
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