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If Your Adolescent Has ADHD

release date: Jul 30, 2018
If Your Adolescent Has ADHD
Adolescents (ages 12-20) with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for academic problems, strained relationships, peer rejection and unsafe behavior -- and parents are often at a loss for how to handle these challenges. If Your Adolescent Has ADHD: An Essential Resource for Parents provides the up-to-date information and down-to-earth support that parents need. It offers an in-depth look at causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and parenting strategies. Contrary to what was once believed, ADHD that starts earlier in childhood usually persists into the teen years. Yet even experienced parents are often caught unawares by the fresh challenges that adolescence brings. This book is one of the few to address ADHD in the context of teen friendships, dating, curfews and sports and extracurricular activities. It also offers practical advice from a leading psychologist on determining readiness to drive and instilling good homework and study habits. This book is a readable, reliable guide to evidence-based treatments for ADHD including behavioral therapy, medications, and educational interventions. Some approaches, such as school-based mentoring, have been little discussed in other parenting books. The authors also offer effective behavioral strategies that can be used at home, including communication and negotiation, problem solving, rewards, strategic punishments and behavioral contracts; and advice for older adolescents on dealing with college, work, and moving away from home.

Nonfiction Literacy

release date: Feb 13, 2002
Nonfiction Literacy
Nonfiction Literacy: Ideas and Activities

Team of Vipers

release date: Jan 29, 2019
Team of Vipers
After standing at Donald Trump''s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy.He soon found himself pulled into the President''s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation.As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world.Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one else has written - because no one else could. The story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the President''s team. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.Team of Vipers tells the full story, as only a true insider could.

Becoming

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Becoming
"Oprah''s Book Club 2018 selection"--Jacket.

Fraternity

release date: Feb 05, 2019
Fraternity
"Meet Jake, a studious new freshman weighing how far to go to find a brotherhood that will introduce him to lifelong friends and help conquer his social awkwardness; and Oliver, a hardworking chapter president trying to keep his misunderstood fraternity out of trouble despite multiple run-ins with the police. Their year-in-the-life stories help explain why students are joining fraternities in record numbers despite scandalous headlines. To find out what it''s like to be a fraternity brother in the twenty-first century, Robbins contacted hundreds of brothers whose chapters don''t make headlines. Brothers who suggested that many fraternities can be safe spaces for men. Fraternity is more than just an engrossing, character-driven read that includes a stunning twist. It''s a vital book about the transition from boyhood to manhood; it weaves psychology, current events, neuroscience, and interviews to explore the state of masculinity today, and what that means for students and their parents. It''s a different kind of story about college boys, a story in which they candidly discuss navigating identity, sex, social media, drinking, peer pressure, gender roles, and even porn. And it''s a book about boys at a vulnerable age who, in a climate that can stigmatize them merely for being male, are trying to forge a path to manhood while on their own for perhaps the first time--and they don''t want to navigate this complicated, coming-of-age journey alone"--

Undoing Jane Doe

release date: Mar 19, 2019
Undoing Jane Doe
"Church of the Brethren missionaries trapped in a Japanese concentration camp..." The Publisher For three years, a Japanese concentration camp in the Philippines was home for Church of the Brethren missionaries Edward and Helen Angeny during WW II. Their tale of replacing murdered missionaries in China in 1940 and their subsequent imprisonment was aptly written into this memoir by Helen Angeny when she was 80 years old. Their internment included hunger as well as humor, frustration as well as joy, and threats as well as miracles. It also included the birth of their first child soon after imprisonment. The story ended well for the 500 civilian internees but only after MacArthur''s troops accidentally came upon this POW group which had been previously unknown to the US government. Helen Angeny''s reflections as well as her soul are revealed in this thought-provoking historical narrative.

7 Lessons from Heaven

release date: Jan 01, 2017
7 Lessons from Heaven
New York Times bestseller "Neal combines spiritual reflection with medical facts to create lessons that are profound and eminently practical. . . an inspiring work any believer can enjoy." --Publishers Weekly In this inspired follow-up to her million-copy bestseller, To Heaven and Back, Dr. Mary Neal shares untold stories about her encounters with Jesus and powerful insights about how the reality of heaven can make each day magnificent. Dr. Mary Neal''s unforgettable account of a 1999 kayaking accident that took her life, and what happened next, has riveted more than a million readers. But something happened as she shared her story in the years since. Not only did Neal realize she had more to tell, she discovered she had yet to answer the biggest question of all: How does knowing heaven is real change our lives on Earth? "I have never finished speaking at a venue, including corporate settings, without people wanting to know more," says Dr. Neal. In 7 Lessons From Heaven, Neal takes readers deeper into her experience, which includes encounters with angels, a journey to a "city of light," and what it was like to meet Jesus face-to-face. Even more, Neal shares how she was sent back with the absolute knowledge that the God we hope for--the one who knows us, loves each of us as though we are the only one, and wants us to experience joy in our daily life--is real and present. She offers practical insights and inspiration for how each of us can experience this God every day and begin living without regret, worry, anxiety, or fear.

Hot Topics for Couples

release date: Mar 01, 2010
Hot Topics for Couples
Believing young love is great and real love improves with age, Steve and Annie Chapman offer proven insights for creating loving, lasting marriages. What sparked Hot Topics for Couples? Annie asked Steve if meat loaf, a staple, was okay for dinner. Steve replied, "I don''t like it." Amazed, Annie asked why he''d never mentioned this. "You never asked." So they decided to eliminate any areas of discomfort. Using their 35-year marriage, discussions with couples, and biblical wisdom, the Chapmans address wildfires such as: he won''t talk/she won''t stop talking he doesn''t do housework/she''s never in the mood he is the "fun parent"/she has to discipline the children he said he''d do it...someday/she never relaxes he says Dallas Cowboys game/she says Butchart Gardens Using the interactive questions, couples can make their marriages more fulfilling and exciting. Rerelease of What Husbands and Wives Aren''t Telling Each Other.

How to Write a Book That Sells You

release date: Jan 01, 2013
How to Write a Book That Sells You
More than eighty percent of Americans believe they should write and publish a book, but less than one percent actually does so. In How to Write a Book That Sells You, author Robin Colucci guides coaches, consultants, and entrepreneurs in writing and publishing a book that can become a power tool in their businesses. The steps presented in this guide seek to help you avoid or handle most of the blocks, distractions, and misunderstandings that prevent people from becoming authors. It teaches you how to excavate your most radical, leading-edge ideas and write a book that excites your audience and expands your impact. "If you are serious about creating a book that doesn''t limp across the finish line, you need Robin Colucci''s How to Write a Book That Sells You. It is the perfect launching pad to craft and create a book that generates superb credibility, connects you with your target audience, and seeds your financial empire. This is a title that delivers what it says. Judith Briles, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms "Robin Colucci''s How to Write a Book That Sells You shows readers the steps to write a book that builds credibility, influence, and drives readers to buy. A must read for anyone who wants to profit beyond book sales." Jill Lublin, 3x best selling author. Visit publicitycrashcourse.com/freegift "Whether you''re just a beginner or a seasoned author, How to Write A Book that Sells You is required reading for success in today''s electronically evolving market. Michael R. Drew, Promote A Book, 79 Consecutive Wall Street Journal, USA Today & New York Times best-sellers

Brave, Not Perfect

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Brave, Not Perfect
Do you ever feel crushed under the weight of your own expectations? Have you ever passed up an opportunity because you''re afraid you won''t immediately excel at it? Saujani shows that women are taught from an early age to play it safe, rewarded for being quiet and polite, steered to activities at which we could shine. We grow up afraid to fail, tamping down our dreams and our opportunities for happiness. Saujani shows us how to end our love affair with perfection and rewire ourselves for bravery. -- adapted from publisher info

Something Wonderful

release date: Apr 03, 2018
Something Wonderful
A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American Century They stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built. Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch. Todd S. Purdum’s portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.

The Five Invitations

release date: Mar 14, 2017
The Five Invitations
Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most in life. So begins Frank Ostaseski’s stirring book, The Five Invitations, an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present awareness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. In his thirty-plus years as a companion to the dying, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. A renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the co-founder of the Zen Hospice Project, Ostaseski has distilled the lessons gleaned over the course of his career into The Five Invitations: a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us about how to forge rich and meaningful lives. The Five Invitations—Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing; Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience; Don’t Wait; Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things; and Cultivate a Don’t Know Mind—show how death can be the guide we need to wake up fully to our lives. This stunning, unforgettable book offers a radical path to transformation.

Best Little Stories from World War II

release date: Nov 01, 2010
Best Little Stories from World War II
BEHIND THE GREAT POWERS, global military conflict, and infamous battles are more than 100 incredible stories that bring to life the Second World War.

The Perils of "Privilege"

release date: Mar 14, 2017
The Perils of "Privilege"
Privilege—the word, the idea, the j’accuse that cannot be answered with equanimity—is the new rhetorical power play. From social media to academia, public speech to casual conversation, “Check your privilege” or “Your privilege is showing” are utilized to brand people of all kinds with a term once reserved for wealthy, old-money denizens of exclusive communities. Today, “privileged” applies to anyone who enjoys an unearned advantage in life, about which they are likely oblivious. White privilege, male privilege, straight privilege—those conditions make everyday life easier, less stressful, more lucrative, and generally better for those who hold one, two, or all three designations. But what about white female privilege in the context of feminism? Or fixed gender privilege in the context of transgender? Or weight and height privilege in the context of hiring practices and salary levels? Or food privilege in the context of public health? Or two parent, working class privilege in the context of widening inequality for single parent families? In The Perils of Privilege, Phoebe Maltz Bovy examines the rise of this word into extraordinary potency. Does calling out privilege help to change or soften it? Or simply reinforce it by dividing people against themselves? And is privilege a concept that, in fact, only privileged people are debating?

Death Eaters

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Death Eaters
"An in-depth look at the science of decomposition, Death Eaters showcases how and why living things are recycled by the planet and its creatures after death."--

The Faithful Executioner

release date: Mar 19, 2013
The Faithful Executioner
Offering an unrivaled view of Europe on the cusp of modernity, this fascinating biography of an ordinary man struggling for his soul documents the life of a 16th-century executioner, who, deemed an official outcast, sought to prove himself worthy of honor and free his children from the stigma of his profession. 20,000 first printing.

Big Pacific

release date: Jun 06, 2017
Big Pacific
The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of Earth’s surface—more than all of the planet’s landmasses combined. It contains half of the world’s water, hides its deepest places, and is home to some of the most dazzling creatures known to science. The companion book to the spectacular five-part series on PBS produced by Natural History New Zealand, Big Pacific breaks the boundaries between land and sea to present the Pacific Ocean and its inhabitants as you have never seen them before. Illustrated in full color throughout, Big Pacific blends a wealth of stunning Ultra HD images with spellbinding storytelling to take you into a realm teeming with exotic life rarely witnessed up close—until now. The book is divided into four sections, each one focusing on an aspect of the Pacific. "Passionate Pacific" looks at the private lives of sea creatures, with topics ranging from the mating behaviors of great white sharks to the monogamy of wolf eels, while "Voracious Pacific" covers hunting and feeding. In "Mysterious Pacific," you will be introduced to the Pacific’s more extraordinary creatures, like the pufferfish and firefly squid, and explore some of the region’s eerier locales, like the turtle tombs of Borneo and the skull caves of Papua New Guinea. "Violent Pacific" examines the effects of events like natural disasters on the development of the Pacific Ocean’s geography and the evolution of its marine life. Providing an unparalleled look at a diverse range of species, locations, and natural phenomena, Big Pacific is truly an epic excursion to one of the world’s last great frontiers. Five-part series on PBS: Big Pacific will air Wednesdays on PBS, June 21-July 19, 2017

Winston...

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Winston...
This touching story tells how the author rather unexpectedly became a dog owner when his wife returned home with a puppy that she found abandoned in a city cemetery. Winston quickly takes over the life and home of his new owner - introducing him to a completely new world in the process

The Five Percent

release date: Jan 01, 2011
The Five Percent
A conflict-resolution specialist explains how to deal with the most stifling conflicts in domestic politics, international diplomacy and our everyday lives.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

release date: Feb 22, 2018
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich
At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared--however briefly--to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened. This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using photographs, paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range of sources, including official documents, cinema, and the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distills our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era.

My Country, My Life

release date: May 08, 2018
My Country, My Life
"One of Israel''s most influential and enduring figures, Ehud Barak was born on a kibbutz six years before the establishment of the state. During a long career in the military, he led the country''s elite special-forces unit and rose to become armed forces chief of staff before going on to serve as Israel''s defense minister and prime minister. This is his story--in his own words, for the very first time. In [this book], Ehud Barak draws on his experience as a military and political leader, son, and father to offer an up-close-and-personal look at both the history and future of Israel. In writing this groundbreaking memoir, he found himself "''retracing not just my own life but Israel''s, step by step, since our shared infancy.'' From the country''s creation and founding vision to its seven wars, two intifadas, and everyday conflicts between its Jewish and Palestinian populations, Barak examines the reasons his beloved ancestral homeland is at a crossroads today. Israel may be facing a crisis ''more profound than any in my lifetime,'' he writes. Still, he feels ''fundamentally optimistic about our ability to come out stronger and more vigorous on the other side.'' Offering candid assessments of his fellow politicians, the American administrations with which he worked, and his own trials and tribulations while in office, Barak argues that the country''s current drift toward a ''one-state'' solution to the conflict with the Palestinians--with permanent control over the West Bank--will inevitably end in tragedy, eroding its democratic principles and the core values of Zionism and sowing the seeds of future violence. He argues that Israel''s own security and national interests dictate that, however long it might take, a two-state solution is the only conceivable destination. By rediscovering the twin pillars on which Israel was built--military might and moral purpose--it can thrive, he believes, and only then can peace and stability in the Middle East be achieved."--Dust jacket.

Black Klansman

release date: Jun 05, 2018
Black Klansman
"Soon to be a major motion picture"--Cover.

KOREA Magazine December 2017

release date: Dec 01, 2017
KOREA Magazine December 2017
A monthly magazine to promote a better understanding of Korea around the world. Produced entirely in English, the magazine explores a broad range of topics including politics, the economy, and culture, offering the international community an accessible and informative introduction to Korea.

With Just One Suitcase

release date: Jun 01, 2017
With Just One Suitcase
This epic book, spanning two continents, recounts the story of three generations of two families whose lives unexpectedly intersect in their adopted country. Beautifully capturing the loss faced when war dislocates families, it also tells of the struggles and challenges of starting anew and adapting to a different way of life. With Just One Suitcase serves as a tribute to the courage and resilience of two men who bear the scars of war and face adversity without surrendering their optimism for the future. “Cheryl Koenig is to be congratulated. She has written a masterpiece. With great skill Cheryl has written an immensely readable, gripping biog documenting daily life in a crazed world. The story begins with a thumbnail sketch of life in semi rural Romania at the outbreak of the second world war and moves on to relate the experiences, in that country, of her then youthful father & father-in-law. Many years later, in Sydney, Australia, they chance to be reunited when Cheryl nervously introduces her father to the father of her future husband. The writing is powerful, in the first person, giving the reader a fly-on-the-wall feeling of being there. Having thoroughly researched the period Cheryl is able to construe the hitherto unknown Romanian perspective with great credibility, and, as if they hadn’t already suffered enough, she goes on to relate how these amazing young men had the courage and strength to take flight and start a new life in this far flung land. That they survived at all is a miracle.” – Sylvia Levi, Goodreads review

Lost in Laos

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Lost in Laos
Global traveller Lydia Laube had out her map again. Where could she go next? Her eye fell on one place she hadn''t visited - Laos, the Land of a Million Elephants. After enduring a close call with Thai immigration officials, Lydia made it into Laos, and discovered a people and land easy to love. Travelling by boat, tuk tuk or any other means possible, she experienced the majesty of the Mekong River, the awe-inspiring Caves of the Buddha and the mysterious Plains of Jars. Pink umbrella aloft, nothing could daunt our lone traveller - not even fire and flood. ''Lost in Laos'' is Lydia''s eighth book in a series of amusing and informative travel books. ''Read twenty-six short chapters (stories) ... from Land of a Million Elephants, through Temples and tuk tuks, Watch out your hairs, Sin days, and Have umbrella, will travel, finally Into the Golden Triangle. Each one captivates, explains, and urges you to read on, what is the same connects and what is different amplifies.'' - Bonzer Online Magazine. ''Delightful armchair travel book.'' - Chronicle

Principles

release date: Sep 19, 2017
Principles
Dalio "shares the unconventional principles that he''s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business--and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals"--Amazon.com.

Indestructible

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Indestructible
Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Lucas''s classic memoir of his heroics at the Battle of Iwo Jima--with a foreword by Bob Dole and reissued to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the battle in 2020. On February 20, 1945, the second day of the assault on Iwo Jima--one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater in World War II--Private Jack Lucas, who was only seventeen, and three other Marines engaged in a close-proximity firefight with Japanese soldiers. When two enemy grenades landed in their trench, Lucas jumped on one and pulled the other under his body to save the lives of his comrades. Lucas was blown into the air as his body was torn apart by 250 entrance wounds. He was so severely wounded that his team left him for dead. Miraculously, he survived. While on the hospital ship Samaritan, his spirit soared to see the American flag flying atop Mount Suribachi--the same flag immortalized in Joe Rosenthal''s iconic photograph, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. Lucas endured twenty-one grueling surgeries and carried 200 pieces of shrapnel in his body for the rest of his life. Awarded the Medal of Honor, he became the youngest Marine in U.S. history--and the youngest of all World War II servicemen--to receive the honor. Indestructible tells the remarkable story of an extraordinary American possessed with a fierce determination to serve his country.

Paper Cranes

release date: Apr 01, 2010
Paper Cranes
Cheryl Koenig''s life changed forever the day her twelve-year-old son Jonathan was involved in a horrific car accident. Given very little chance of survival, Jonathan was in a coma for six weeks and doctors predicted that even if he did pull through he would most likely never walk, talk or be able to eat again. But Cheryl refused to accept this prognosis and together with her husband Robert set out on a relentless and ultimately successful quest to save Jonathan and prove the medical profession wrong. Now, twelve years since the accident, Jonathan has defied the odds and lives a rich and fulfilling life. And Cheryl couldn''t be prouder of her son''s achievements and the remarkable person he has become. Since the publication of the first edition of Paper Cranes, Cheryl has continued her leading work in raising awareness of brain injury, participating in seminars and presenting speeches both in Australia and internationally. In recognition of her incredible efforts, she was NSW Woman of the Year in 2009.

Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story

release date: Mar 06, 2018
Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story
Before she was mother to global superstar Demi Lovato, she was just Dianna Hart. Dianna tells her story from the very beginning in this complete and genuinely affecting memoir. She had big plans of becoming a country music star, but her life went in a different direction than her dreams. She developed an eating disorder early in life to gain a sense of control in her strict upbringing. As she continued to struggle with body image and her obsession with being perfect her entire adult life, she was also met with other difficult situations. Her husband and father of her two eldest daughters, Dallas and Demi, had his own troubles that effected the entire family. She coped with alcohol and pills, forming a long-lasting addiction. She''s had terrible lows but also some great highs as she watched her daughters break out in Hollywood to become strong, empowered young women. As a mother caring for daughters with addictions while continuing to battle her own, Dianna offers a unique perspective. And as a family, they have survived everything life has thrown at them and come away from it stronger than ever. Dianna tells her story of living through and surviving adversity--with tremendous strength, love and faith.

From Cook to Convicts

release date: Apr 01, 2010
From Cook to Convicts
In 1770, Captain James Cook sailed up the east coast of Australia in his ship, the HM Bark Endeavour. Setting out from England in 1768, he was given two instructions: to observe the transit of Venus and to find and chart the mythical "Great Southern Land." He succeeded in both tasks, despite he and his crew facing great hardship and danger, to complete one of the great voyages of exploration. FROM COOK TO CONVICTS examines this epic voyage and its history-making consequences.

Great Crossings

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Great Crossings
With deep research and lively prose, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian era America through an experimental educational community called Great Crossings, a place where Indians, settlers, and slaves were transformed and tried to secure their place in a changing world.

Girl From Oz

release date: Apr 01, 2016
Girl From Oz
u003cpu003eI lived the ‘life of Riley’ in London at an early age. It was a preposterously wonderful time of fun, glamour, career excitement and excess. It finally ended. I later got a spot of cancer. Life goes on and I’m still a ridiculously lucky girl from Oz.u003c/pu003e u003cpu003eIn her gripping personal memoir, u003ciu003eA Girl From Ozu003c/iu003e, Australian journalist and filmmaker u003cbu003eLyndall Hobbsu003c/bu003e reveals tales from the Hollywood highlife. In fact, she has seen and done just about everything: tangled with Cambodian pirates for a scoop, grappled with Hollywood sexism as a feature director, wooed acting royalty, raised two children on her own and survived cancer in the unforgiving American medical system. u003cpu003eIn this heartfelt, hilarious and self-deprecating memoir, Lyndall recounts the thrills and spills of her unbelievable, star-studded life story: from charming Australian television audiences and becoming the UK’s youngest television journalist, to making her first Hollywood feature film and rubbing shoulders with London and LA’s A-list.u003c/pu003e u003cpu003eu003cbu003eLyndall Hobbsu003c/bu003e is an Australian writer, filmmaker and interior designer. Born in Melbourne in 1952, she wrote regular columns in u003ciu003eGo-Setu003c/iu003e and u003ciu003eNewsdayu003c/iu003e at the age of seventeen. She began her television career at GTV Nine News and u003ciu003eA Current Affairu003c/iu003e in Australia, and after moving to London worked as a reporter and presenter for ITN’s u003ciu003eFirst Reportu003c/iu003e and Thames TV’s u003ciu003eTodayu003c/iu003e show. Her short films u003ciu003eDead on Timeu003c/iu003e (written by Richard Curtis and starring Rowan Atkinson) and u003ciu003eHobbs’s Choiceu003c/iu003e led to a directing career in the United States, where she shot music videos for artists such as Chaka Khan, as well as Saturday Night Live shorts and a feature film, u003ciu003eBack to the Beachu003c/iu003e, which received two thumbs up from Siskel and Ebert. Lyndall has two children, Lola and Nick, and lives in Los Angeles.

QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual

release date: Oct 19, 2012
QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual
The Official Intuit Guide to QuickBooks 2013 for Windows Your bookkeeping workflow will be smoother and faster with QuickBooks 2013 for Windows, and as the program''s Official Guide, this Missing Manual puts you firmly in control. You get step-by-step instructions on how and when to use specific features, along with basic accounting advice to guide you through the learning process. The important stuff you need to know: Get started. Set up your accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items quickly. Follow the money. Track everything from billable time and expenses to income and profit. Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities. Spend less time on bookkeeping. Use QuickBooks to create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets. Find key info fast. Rely on QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers. Exchange data with other programs. Move data between QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and other programs.

The Burning Shores

release date: Apr 17, 2018
The Burning Shores
A riveting, beautifully crafted account of Libya after Qadhafi. The death of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi freed Libya from forty-two years of despotic rule, raising hopes for a new era. But in the aftermath, the country descended into bitter rivalries and civil war, paving the way for the Islamic State and a catastrophic migrant crisis. In a fast-paced narrative that blends frontline reporting, analysis, and history, Frederic Wehrey tells the story of what went wrong. An Arabic-speaking Middle East scholar, Wehrey interviewed the key actors in Libya and paints vivid portraits of lives upended by a country in turmoil: the once-hopeful activists murdered or exiled, revolutionaries transformed into militia bosses or jihadist recruits, an aging general who promises salvation from the chaos in exchange for a return to the old authoritarianism. He traveled where few Westerners have gone, from the shattered city of Benghazi, birthplace of the revolution, to the lawless Sahara, to the coastal stronghold of the Islamic State in Qadhafi’s hometown of Sirt. He chronicles the American and international missteps after the dictator’s death that hastened the country’s unraveling. Written with bravura, based on daring reportage, and informed by deep knowledge, The Burning Shores is the definitive account of Libya’s fall.

Try Common Sense

release date: Jan 29, 2019
Try Common Sense
In this brief and powerful book, Philip K. Howard attacks the failed ideologies of both parties and proposes a radical simplification of government to re-empower Americans in their daily choices. Nothing will make sense until people are free to roll up their sleeves and make things work. The first steps are to abandon the philosophy of correctness and our devotion to mindless compliance.Americans are a practical people. They want government to be practical. Washington can''t do anything practically. Worse, its bureaucracy prevents Americans from doing what''s sensible. Conservative bluster won''t fix this problem. Liberal hand-wringing won''t work either. Frustrated voters reach for extremist leaders, but they too get bogged down in the bureaucracy that has accumulated over the past century. Howard shows how America can push the reset button and create simpler frameworks focused on public goals where officials--prepare for the shock--are actually accountable for getting the job done.

Abraham Lincoln

release date: Apr 01, 2013
Abraham Lincoln
Examines Abraham Lincoln''s early childhood, his experiences as a boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress.

She Married The Green River Serial Killer

release date: Mar 30, 2021

If We Can Keep it

release date: Jan 01, 2019
If We Can Keep it
A game-changing account of the deep roots of political polarization in America, including an audacious fourteen-point agenda for how to fix it.

Darwin Comes to Town

release date: Apr 03, 2018
Darwin Comes to Town
*Carrion crows in the Japanese city of Sendai have learned to use passing traffic to crack nuts. *Lizards in Puerto Rico are evolving feet that better grip surfaces like concrete. *Europe’s urban blackbirds sing at a higher pitch than their rural cousins, to be heardover the din of traffic. How is this happening? Menno Schilthuizen is one of a growing number of “urban ecologists” studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In Darwin Comes to Town, he takes us around the world for an up-close look at just how stunningly flexible and swift-moving natural selection can be. With human populations growing, we’re having an increasing impact on global ecosystems, and nowhere do these impacts overlap as much as they do in cities. The urban environment is about as extreme as it gets, and the wild animals and plants that live side-by-side with us need to adapt to a whole suite of challenging conditions: they must manage in the city’s hotter climate (the “urban heat island”); they need to be able to live either in the semidesert of the tall, rocky, and cavernous structures we call buildings or in the pocket-like oases of city parks (which pose their own dangers, including smog and free-rangingdogs and cats); traffic causes continuous noise, a mist of fine dust particles, and barriers to movement for any animal that cannot fly or burrow; food sources are mainly human-derived. And yet, as Schilthuizen shows, the wildlife sharing these spaces with us is not just surviving, but evolving ways of thriving. Darwin Comes toTown draws on eye-popping examples of adaptation to share a stunning vision of urban evolution in which humans and wildlife co-exist in a unique harmony. It reveals that evolution can happen far more rapidly than Darwin dreamed, while providing a glimmer of hope that our race toward over population might not take the rest of nature down with us.

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