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ford is the author of Writing the Revolution (2022), Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook 2nd Edition (2022), The Gospel of John (2021), Pottery for Beginners (2021) and other 296 books.

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Writing the Revolution

release date: Nov 15, 2022
Writing the Revolution
A close reading of Wikipedia’s article on the Egyptian Revolution reveals the complexity inherent in establishing the facts of events as they occur and are relayed to audiences near and far. Wikipedia bills itself as an encyclopedia built on neutrality, authority, and crowd-sourced consensus. Platforms like Google and digital assistants like Siri distribute Wikipedia’s facts widely, further burnishing its veneer of impartiality. But as Heather Ford demonstrates in Writing the Revolution, the facts that appear on Wikipedia are often the result of protracted power struggles over how data are created and used, how history is written and by whom, and the very definition of facts in a digital age. In Writing the Revolution, Ford looks critically at how the Wikipedia article about the 2011 Egyptian Revolution evolved over the course of a decade, both shaping and being shaped by the Revolution as it happened. When data are published in real time, they are subject to an intense battle over their meaning across multiple fronts. Ford answers key questions about how Wikipedia’s so-called consensus is arrived at; who has the power to write dominant histories and which knowledges are actively rejected; how these battles play out across the chains of circulation in which data travel; and whether history is now written by algorithms.

Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook 2nd Edition

release date: Oct 14, 2022
Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook 2nd Edition
This edition of Alabama Workers' Compensation Law and Handbook has been reorganized and reformatted to make the publication easier to use. It has also been revised and updated throughout with a discussion of recent changes in the law. Selected highlights of the Second Edition are as follows: • Prisoners' Work Release Psychological Injuries • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Burden of Proof • Temporary Total Disability Maximum Medical Improvement • Permanent Total Disability Social Security as Evidence • Schedule of Injuries • Right to Reopen • Acts of God • Fraudulent Suppression • Retaliatory Discharge • Workers' Compensation Benefits Child Support • Medicare Set Aside Trusts • Forms • Tables and Memorandums

The Gospel of John

release date: Dec 07, 2021
The Gospel of John
John is a Gospel of abundant truth, life, and love. David Ford, one of the world's leading Christian theologians, invites readers into a fresh, profound encounter with Jesus through the Gospel of John in this comprehensive theological commentary. This commentary will appeal to a wide audience, including pastors, church leaders, and other readers interested in the intersection of theology and spirituality. It will also be of interest to professors and students doing research on John and the reception of the Gospel in Christian theology.

Pottery for Beginners

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Pottery for Beginners
Everything You Need to Get Started with Pottery If you ever daydream about delving into pottery but aren’t sure where to begin, this is your book. Professional potter Kara Leigh Ford will be your personal pottery guide, helping you to overcome any doubts about your abilities. All you need are curiosity and a few simple tools to mold stunning stoneware with confidence. Inspiring projects and primers on equipment, technique, clay types and setting up a workspace make pottery approachable for complete newcomers, as well as budding potters who want to hone their skills. Plus, gorgeous photos from Kara’s studio offer visual guidance every step of the way. Enter the wonderful world of ceramics with hand building, the meditative method behind your next mug, spoon set or soap dish. When you’re ready for the wheel, easy-to-follow instructions cover the foundations of throwing bowls, plates, vases and other beginner-friendly kitchenware like a pro. Each stand-alone piece builds upon a skill introduced in the previous project: Craft all ten and you’ve learned pottery’s fundamentals! Tutorials on glazing and decorative techniques will help you discover your own unique style and understand the basics of the firing process—whether in your own kiln or at a community studio—ensuring beautifully finished pieces. Kara’s can-do approach brings handmade ceramic creations fully within reach. Whether you want to make charming home décor or thoughtful gifts for loved ones, you’ll find all you need to embark on your pottery journey.

Bitter Fruit

release date: Jun 17, 2021
Bitter Fruit
No church founder or planter likely intends to start a church with the stated goal of allowing abuse or abusing those within it. Yet sadly and too often, even in the best of churches abuse does occur. The bitter fruit of abuse does not appear from nowhere. Its origins, the soil in which it grows, and the structures that support it need be understood if we are to eradicate this fruit from within our churches and Christian organizations. Bitter Fruit: Dysfunction and Abuse in the Local Church describes those psychologies, social psychologies, and inadequate theologies that are frequently true in churches that enable abuse, regardless of the form the abuse may take. It is vital that you understand these things if you are a pastor, leader, or lay person seeking to maintain a healthy church environment.

Calvin

release date: Nov 09, 2021
Calvin
In this joyful and impactful picture book, a transgender boy prepares for the first day of school and introduces himself to his family and friends for the first time. Calvin has always been a boy, even if the world sees him as a girl. He knows who he is in his heart and in his mind but he hasn't yet told his family. Finally, he can wait no longer: "I'm not a girl," he tells his family. "I'm a boy--a boy in my heart and in my brain." Quick to support him, his loving family takes Calvin shopping for the swim trunks he's always wanted and back-to-school clothes and a new haircut that helps him look and feel like the boy he's always known himself to be. As the first day of school approaches, he's nervous and the "what-ifs" gather up inside him. But as his friends and teachers rally around him and he tells them his name, all his "what-ifs" begin to melt away. Inspired by the authors' own transgender child and accompanied by warm and triumphant illustrations, this authentic and personal text promotes kindness and empathy, offering a poignant and inclusive back-to-school message: all should feel safe, respected, and welcomed.

The Strengths Approach in Practice

release date: Jan 17, 2022
The Strengths Approach in Practice
Informed by a case study from the authors’ work with a unique NGO in the UK, this book illustrates what it really means to adopt a strengths approach in practice.

Fundamentals of Software Architecture

release date: Jan 28, 2020
Fundamentals of Software Architecture
Salary surveys worldwide regularly place software architect in the top 10 best jobs, yet no real guide exists to help developers become architects. Until now. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of software architecture’s many aspects. Aspiring and existing architects alike will examine architectural characteristics, architectural patterns, component determination, diagramming and presenting architecture, evolutionary architecture, and many other topics. Mark Richards and Neal Ford—hands-on practitioners who have taught software architecture classes professionally for years—focus on architecture principles that apply across all technology stacks. You’ll explore software architecture in a modern light, taking into account all the innovations of the past decade. This book examines: Architecture patterns: The technical basis for many architectural decisions Components: Identification, coupling, cohesion, partitioning, and granularity Soft skills: Effective team management, meetings, negotiation, presentations, and more Modernity: Engineering practices and operational approaches that have changed radically in the past few years Architecture as an engineering discipline: Repeatable results, metrics, and concrete valuations that add rigor to software architecture

A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers

release date: May 10, 2022
A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers
Telekinetic government operative Teagan Frost finds herself powerless and fighting for her life in this action-packed sci-fi adventure that will blow your tiny mind. "The most intense yet . . . . Ford cranks up the volume in this entry." - Booklist Teagan Frost has enough sh*t to deal with, between her job as a telekinetic government operative and a certain pair of siblings who have returned from the dead to wreak havoc with their powers. But little does she know, things are about to get even more crazy . . . Teagan might have survived the flash flood of the century, but now she's trapped in a hotel by a bunch of gun-toting maniacs. And to make matters worse, her powers have mysteriously disappeared. Faced with certain death at every turn, Teagan will need to use every resource she has to stop a plot that could destroy Los Angeles - maybe even the entire world. “An un-put-down-able, action-packed adventure that packs an emotional punch” (Kirkus). "A non-stop adrenaline high" (Library Journal) For more from Jackson Ford, check out: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air Eye of the Sh*t Storm A Sh*tload of Crazy Powers

First Time With The Major

release date: Dec 14, 2019
First Time With The Major
I think he wants to control me. My life is comfortable, predictable and boring…. Until, That guy next door walks into my café.. He says he is new in the town. And I wonder if he is experienced with…..women. Those hard abs under that crisp shirt make me wonder how HARD I could make him. Those Greek God like looks make me want to surrender. And that sexy voice… My world turns upside down. As he whispers my name. But how can I do this? Should I let go of the fears from my past and try and venture into the unfamiliar future that awaits me? Should I let this guy control my desires….and my life?

Communist Study

release date: Jan 14, 2022
Communist Study
Traversing the fields of pedagogy, philosophy, and political theory, this book develops a marxist theory of education that will be useful for academics and activists alike. The second edition includes two additional chapters as well as a new preface and revisions throughout.

The Song Remains the Same

release date: Dec 02, 2019
The Song Remains the Same
An illuminating history of the song for every kind of music lover Often today, the word ‘song’ is used to describe all music. A free-jazz improvisation, a Hindustani raga, a movement from a Beethoven symphony: apparently, they’re all songs. But they’re not. From Sia to Springsteen, Archie Roach to Amy Winehouse, a song is a specific musical form. It’s not so much that they all have verses and choruses – though most of them do – but that they are all relatively short and self-contained; they have beginnings, middles and ends; they often have a single point of view, message or story; and, crucially, they unite words and music. Thus, a Schubert song has more in common with a track by Joni Mitchell or Rihanna than with one of Schubert’s own symphonies. The Song Remains the Same traces these connections through seventy-five songs from different cultures and times: love songs, anthems, protest songs, lullabies, folk songs, jazz standards, lieder and pop hits; ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ to ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Jerusalem’ to ‘Jolene’. Unpicking their inner workings makes familiar songs strange again, explaining and restoring the wonder, joy (or possibly loathing) the reader experienced on first hearing. ‘As much about singing, musicianship and recording as it is about songwriting, this eclectic ride through a unique choice of songs (everyone will argue for alternatives) is cleverly curated and littered with intriguing details about the creators and their times, filled with loving cross-references to other songs and deft musical analysis. I defy anyone not to leap online to listen to the unfamiliar, or re-listen to old favourites in light of new detail. One of the best games in this book is figuring out why one song follows the other: there’s always an intelligent, often very funny, link.’ —Robyn Archer

The Works of Thomas Jefferson

release date: Jan 01, 2020
The Works of Thomas Jefferson
The political theories and usages originated or adopted by Thomas Jefferson have shown such persistence and permanence in their value to our people and government as to demonstrate a far deeper and broader principle underlying them than is always recognized. In popular estimation, Jefferson stands as the founder of the Democratic party, and the developer of the theory of State Rights; and on these foundations are based the so called "Jeffersonian principles," and the respect and acceptance, as well as the criticism and contravention, accorded to them. To meet the need of an edition of the writings of Thomas Jefferson, that embraces all his lifetime, this work has been undertaken. Not content with relying upon the Jefferson MSS. in the Department of State, from which, substantially, the former editions were compiled, the present editor, while making full use of the records of the Department, has obtained many interesting documents from the papers of Jefferson still in the hands of his descendants; the papers of the Continental Congress; the archives of the State of Virginia; the files of the French Foreign Office; the private papers of Washington, Adams, Madison, Monroe, Steuben, and Gates; as well as from many state archives, historical societies, and private collections throughout the country. This is volume one out of twelve, covering the years 1799 to 1803.

Boys Will Be Boys

release date: Jul 04, 2019
Boys Will Be Boys
The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl. Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most often asked: 'How do I raise my son to respect women?’ With equal parts passion and humour, Ford reveals how patriarchal society is as destructive for men as it is for women, creating a dangerously limited idea of what it is to be a man. She traces the way gender norms creep into the home from early childhood, through popular culture or the division of housework and shines a light on what needs to change for equality to become a reality.

The Binge Watcher's Guide to Riverdale

release date: Apr 01, 2021
The Binge Watcher's Guide to Riverdale
Busted families, broken hearts, secrets and corruption are the lifeblood of The CW’s gothic horror series Riverdale. The show is based on the original Archie comics, but this sinister town is a far cry from the wholesome, anyplace USA depicted in 80 years of the teen adventures featuring Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and the rest of the gang. This Riverdale is an other-worldly, ominous place where enigmatic parents and cunning town leaders hide wicked secrets while teens struggle to survive. The Riverdale gang face the definitive dilemma: good vs. evil. They fight ghouls, a cult leader, a serial killer, and each other—all while sporting inspiring outfits and photo-ready hair. Great music, the occasional Vixens cheer dance-off, and too-steamy-for-high-school sex scenes add an undeniable layer of watchability to the fan-favorite show. This Binge Watcher’s Guide to Riverdale will get you through the first four seasons. Keep the book beside you while you binge; the trivia, quotes and episode commentaries will inform and entertain. Want more? The literary analysis, connection to the comics, and resources have you covered.

Somebody's Daughter

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Somebody's Daughter
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalist Indie Bestseller “This is a book people will be talking about forever.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed “Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father. Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship with her mother, Ashley C. Ford wishes she could turn to her father for hope and encouragement. There are just a few problems: he’s in prison, and she doesn’t know what he did to end up there. She doesn’t know how to deal with the incessant worries that keep her up at night, or how to handle the changes in her body that draw unwanted attention from men. In her search for unconditional love, Ashley begins dating a boy her mother hates. When the relationship turns sour, he assaults her. Still reeling from the rape, which she keeps secret from her family, Ashley desperately searches for meaning in the chaos. Then, her grandmother reveals the truth about her father’s incarceration . . . and Ashley’s entire world is turned upside down. Somebody’s Daughter steps into the world of growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration, exploring how isolating and complex such a childhood can be. As Ashley battles her body and her environment, she embarks on a powerful journey to find the threads between who she is and what she was born into, and the complicated familial love that often binds them.

From Migrant to Worker

release date: Apr 15, 2019
From Migrant to Worker
What happens when local unions begin to advocate for the rights of temporary migrant workers, asks Michele Ford in her sweeping study of seven Asian countries? Until recently unions in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand were uniformly hostile towards foreign workers, but Ford deftly shows how times and attitudes have begun to change. Now, she argues, NGOs and the Global Union Federations are encouraging local unions to represent and advocate for these peripheral workers, and in some cases succeeding. From Migrant to Worker builds our understanding of the role the international labor movement and local unions have had in developing a movement for migrant workers' labor rights. Ford examines the relationship between different kinds of labor movement actors and the constraints imposed on those actors by resource flows, contingency, and local context. Her conclusions show that in countries—Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Thailand—where resource flows and local factors give the Global Union Federations more influence local unions have become much more engaged with migrant workers. But in countries—Japan and Taiwan, for example—where they have little effect there has been little progress. While much has changed, Ford forces us to see that labor migration in Asia is still fraught with complications and hardships, and that local unions are not always able or willing to act.

Alpha Maximus

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Alpha Maximus
Alpha Maximus of the Blood Moon pack is the last of his kind, mateless and shunned by the werewolf community and unable to control his Lycan making him a bigger threat to all around him. He is shunned and disliked even by most of his own pack until he is captured which leads to him finding his mate in dire circumstances. He frees his mate from slavery and abuse, escaping their deadly situation together. Due to his mate's magic ability, questions are raised and the werewolf community now fear them both and declare war against them. Hidden secrets about his mate's past are revealed, which leads to his mate fulfilling a deadly prophecy.

Heaven and Hell On Earth

release date: May 04, 2022

Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #3

release date: Mar 12, 2019
Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #3
Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #3 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Ellen Datlow This collection includes: The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson A cosmic horror is rising in Red Hook, and Black Tom must either stop it or help it grow in Victor LaValle’s award-winning The Ballad of Black Tom. Three friends go looking for treasure and find horror in Jeffrey Ford's The Twilight Pariah. ("Poignant and punchy." —New York Times). Blackfeet author Stephen Graham Jones brings readers a spine-tingling Native American horror novella Mapping the Interior. Experience award-winning author Kelly Robson’s Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky, a far-reaching, mind-bending science fiction adventure that uses time travel to merge climate fiction with historical fantasy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Can You Top This?

release date: Dec 05, 2018
Can You Top This?
You know this trio of gagsters. They’re heard twice weekly, over the NBC national hookup on Fridays, and over station WOR every Wednesday night. Here, sifted from thousands of their best, is the very cream of their jets. Most of these stories broke the Laughmeter as studio audiences howled with delight. Even if you’ve heard some of them before, you’ll love the new twist these experts have given them. Just to add to the general hilarity of the book, thumbnose sketches of each other have been written by those versatile gentlemen, and a further attraction, they have thrown in cartoons too. One word of warning before you open CAN YOU TOP THIS? Don’t blame us if you laugh yourself sick.

Managing Hospitality Organizations

release date: Nov 30, 2018
Managing Hospitality Organizations
Managing Hospitality Organizations: Achieving Excellence in the Guest Experience takes students on a journey through the evolving service industry. Each chapter focuses on a core principle of hospitality management and is packed with practical advice, examples, and cases from some of the best companies in the service sector. Students will learn invaluable skills for managing the guest experience in today’s ultracompetitive environment. The Second Edition includes new coverage of technology, sustainability, sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, and ethical leadership.

Extreme Weather Events

release date: Jul 15, 2018
Extreme Weather Events
Scientists have linked climate change to a worldwide increase in extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, and blizzards. Readers will learn about the various causes of these natural disasters and their costs to society, the economy, and the environment. This book explores preventive measures used throughout history, and looks at technological solutions being developed by meteorologists, engineers, and city planners to lessen future damage. Readers will also take a peek at the future predicted by climate scientists if their warnings are ignored and recommended measures are not taken.

ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?

release date: Oct 02, 2018
ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?
ABC What Can She Be? presents a world of possibilities—from astronaut to zoologist and everything in between—for all little girls with big dreams. Not even the sky is the limit with this fun approach to learning the alphabet! In this book from Walter Foster Jr, ABC What Can She Be? encourages young girls by presenting a colorful variety of choices for their future careers. Talented illustrator Jessie Ford artfully pairs the letters of the alphabet with vibrant, eye-catching illustrations that paint an inspiring picture for budding trailblazers everywhere. Representing all kinds of girls,ABC What Can She Be? depicts girls with different colors, sizes, shapes, and abilities in both traditional and nontraditional occupations. ABC What Can She Be? explores 26 different career paths, including engineer, writer, neurosurgeon, software engineer, and pilot. Each page introduces a letter of the alphabet with bright artwork and highlights a career that is fun, challenging, and makes a big impact in its own way. These 26 careers are just some of the things she can be! A boldly illustrated, fun family read,ABC What Can She Be? is a great way for parents to introduce their small children to the bright futures before them. Girls can dream big and do anything! With endearing illustrations and mindful concepts, the ABC for Me series pairs each letter of the alphabet with words that promote big dreams and healthy living. Other books in this series include: ABC What Can He Be? (2019) ABC What Can I Be? (2020) ABC Let's Celebrate You & Me (2021) ABC Everyday Heroes Like Me (2021)

Aramaic Magic Bowls in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin

release date: Jul 10, 2018
Aramaic Magic Bowls in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin
Aramaic Magic Bowls in the Vorderasiatisches Museum in Berlin presents a description of the Vorderasiatisches Museum’s magic bowls, including details of users and other names, biblical quotations, parallel texts, and linguistic features. Furthermore, sixteen texts, which are representative of the whole collection, are edited.

Estimates of Potential Output and the Neutral Rate for the U.S. Economy

release date: Jul 06, 2018
Estimates of Potential Output and the Neutral Rate for the U.S. Economy
Estimates of potential output and the neutral short-term interest rate play important roles in policy making. However, such estimates are associated with significant uncertainty and subject to significant revisions. This paper extends the structural multivariate filter methodology by adding a monetary policy block, which allows estimating the neutral rate of interest for the U.S. economy. The addition of the monetary policy block further improves the reliability of the structural multivariate filter.

My Life and Work

release date: Jun 25, 2018
My Life and Work
Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford. This is his story in his own words.

Love, Life and Hope

release date: Mar 13, 2018
Love, Life and Hope
The writing of this book did not start out as a plan to write a book. Many little things and circumstances all contributed to one day starting to write down each day's thoughts of my heart on a piece of paper carried in my pocket, the collection of which has now become the book: Love, Life, and Hope.

Respecting Opposing Viewpoints

release date: Dec 15, 2017
Respecting Opposing Viewpoints
Listening to and respecting others' viewpoints is a key element to fair and honest debate. Readers learn how respecting opposing viewpoints is active in today's society, how it shapes the legal process, and how people can apply this perspective to everyday conversations.

The Twilight Pariah

release date: Sep 12, 2017
The Twilight Pariah
"Poignant and punchy." —The New York Times Three friends go looking for treasure and find horror in Jeffrey Ford's The Twilight Pariah. All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of town. When they excavate the mansion's outhouse they find way more than they bargained for: a sealed bottle filled with a red liquid, along with the bizarre skeleton of a horned child Disturbing the skeleton throws each of their lives into a living hell. They feel followed wherever they go, their homes are ransacked by unknown intruders, and people they care about are brutally, horribly dismembered. The three friends awakened something, a creature that will stop at nothing to retrieve its child. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tor.com Publishing's Fall of Fear Sampler

release date: Sep 12, 2017
Tor.com Publishing's Fall of Fear Sampler
Descend into horror with witches, vampires, haunted houses, and murderous blood copies. Check out excerpts from four short works that will be going bump in the night in Fall 2017. A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell, The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford, Switchback by Melissa F. Olson, and The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spring Rain (#4, Witchling Series)

Spring Rain (#4, Witchling Series)
A Dark soul gathering magick … The Master of Light struggling to find his place … The alluring Fire witchling who holds the key to helping him … Darkness looms over the school for witchlings where the Master of Light, Beck, races to control his magic so he can protect the innocent. He struggles to balance his duty with his broken heart and to understand how to move on from what he considers his ultimate failure: his inability to save the woman he loved. Morgan is on the run – for a good cause. The soul stone she carries could kill Beck and everyone else she cares about, if she’s caught by the Dark witchlings pursuing her. Neither Light nor Dark, she begins to think she’ll spend her life in the shadows, undeserving of Beck’s love and alone with her secret. When the paths of Beck and Morgan collide again, there isn’t time for doubt or fear. They must work together to tackle the Dark soul that wants them both dead. To do so, there can be no more secrets between them. Without Trust, Love and Light, the witchlings will perish.

Becoming the Presence of God

release date: Mar 30, 2017

The Feather

release date: Nov 24, 2016
The Feather
TO JULIET ‘True, I talk of dreams, Which are the children of an idle brain, Begot of nothing but vain fantasy, Which is as thin of substance as the air.’ THE FEATHER ONCE upon a time there was a King who reigned over a country as yet, for a reason you may learn later on, undiscovered—a most lovely country, full of green dales and groves of oak, a land of dappled meadows and sweet rivers, a green cup in a circlet of mountains, in whose shadow the grass was greenest; and the only road to enter the country lay up steep, boiling waterfalls, and thereafter through rugged passes, the channels that the rivers had cut for themselves. Therefore, as you may imagine, the dwellers in the land were little troubled by inroads of hostile nations; and they lived peaceful lives, managing their own affairs, and troubling little about the rest of the world.

Rage for Order

release date: Oct 03, 2016
Rage for Order
Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford find the origins of international law in empires, especially in the British Empire’s sprawling efforts to refashion the imperial constitution and reorder the world. These attempts touched on all the issues of the early nineteenth century, from slavery to revolution, and changed the way we think about the empire’s legacy.

Stars

release date: Apr 05, 2016
Stars
Who isn’t fascinated by the sheer size of the universe? Stars offers a straightforward guide to what we know and how we know it—from the Big Bang to star nurseries andto the beginnings of life on planet Earth. Find out why you can’t draw a diagram of the solar system to scale, discover how gravity holds our planet together, and learn why we’re all made of stardust. Included inside: • season-by-season guide to stargazing • double-sided star chart covering the northern and southern hemispheres • pull-out activities, including Test Your Eyesight cards and a “What do you weigh on other planets?” spinning wheel, plus four sheets of stickers

Free at Last

release date: Mar 11, 2016
Free at Last
The book is about a young black girl coming of age in the city after being raised in the South with family members for ten years, not knowing anything about her parents. The character struggles a lot in this fiction, but you will have to read the book to find out how things turn out for her. We know she will be free from whatever it is that haunts her. A must read for anyone struggling with addiction or a love one struggling.

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

release date: Dec 15, 2015
Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66
In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road—a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and… be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.

Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.

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