The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Abbie Zanders

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Total Pages:190

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Where there's "Smoke", there's bound to be fire. Former SEAL Steve "Smoke" Tannen is finding the transition back to civilian life more of a challenge than he'd expected. Not only is he dealing with the aftereffects of a horrific ordeal overseas, he doesn’t know what normal is anymore. When his former team leader enlists his help in a project to help other vets, Steve doesn't hesitate to sign on with a new team. Samantha Appelhoff dreams of owning her own coffee and bake shop, but a persistent stalker and dark rumors about her past aren't making things easy. When the sexy, chivalrous guy moves in next door, she plans to keep her distance, but that’s hard to do when he keeps showing up when least expected but always just when she needs him. Are they just nice neighbors or could they be something more than friends? The attraction is instant and their connection is real, but is that enough to convince Steve and Sam they can have their own happy ending?

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Preacher Sam

Author:Cassondra Windwalker

Publisher:Black Spot Books

ISBN:1733599428

Total Pages:250

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Confession is good for the soul. No one is more qualified to understand the blackest hearts than a disgraced, sex-addicted former preacher who is still in love with his estranged wife. Floundering for direction and beset by the needs of his well-meaning but aggravating atheist sister and her seven-year-old son, Sam Geisler is trying to put his past behind him when the murder of one of his former parishioners by another drags him back into the world he left behind. Sam may not be Broad Ripple's favorite son, but his peculiar gift for listening has earned him the moniker murderer-whisperer, and the police need his help on what should be an open-and-shut case. Fighting for his marriage, fighting with his sister, and fighting against his own demons, Sam may be the only one who hears what the real murderer is all but shouting—but will it be enough to drive back his own darkness?

Windows Server 2003 Regestry

Author:Olga Kokoreva

Publisher:БХВ-Петербург

ISBN:1931769214

Total Pages:512

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Enabling system, network, and security administrators to master Registry concepts and architecture, this book provides a historical overview of the Registry and outlines the differences between Windows 9x/ME and Windows NT/2000/XP/.NET Registries. Special attention is given to the enhancements in Registry architecture introduced with Windows XP and .NET such as faster queries and removal of the registry size limitation. Administrators are shown how to properly use Registry features, plan and implement the most appropriate Registry backup strategy, and monitor and modify the system registry according to the administrative requirements and the security policy adopted by the organization with respect to the needs of end-users. Total coverage is provided of the Windows XP and Windows .NET reliability enhancements such as Volume Snapshot Service, Windows File Protection, Automated System Restore, Driver Rollback, and Recovery Console. Advanced topics include Plug and Play implementation; device management including support for Smart devices such as Pocket PC, SmartPhone 2002, and Tablet PC; power management feature; and the role of the system Registry in the boot process.

Slingin' Sam

Author:Joe Holley

Publisher:University of Texas Press

ISBN:0292745699

Total Pages:368

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Dan Jenkins calls him "the greatest quarterback who ever lived, college or pro." Slingin' Sammy Baugh, who played for TCU and the Washington Redskins, single-handedly revolutionized the game of football. While the pros still wore leather helmets and played the game more like rugby, Baugh's ability to throw the ball with rifle-like accuracy made the forward pass a strategic weapon, not a desperation heave. Like Babe Ruth, who changed the very perception of how baseball is played, Slingin' Sam transformed the notion of offense in football and how much yardage can be gained through the air. As the first modern quarterback, Baugh led the Redskins to five title games and two NFL championships, while leading the league in passing six times—a record that endures to this day—and in punting four times. In 1943, the triple-threat Baugh also scored a triple crown when he led the league in passing, punting, and interceptions. Slingin' Sam is the first major biography of this legendary quarterback, one of the first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Joe Holley traces the whole arc of Baugh's life (1914–2008), from his small-town Texas roots to his college ball success as an All-American at TCU, his brief flirtation with professional baseball, and his stellar career with the Washington Redskins (1937–1952), as well as his later career coaching the New York Titans and Houston Oilers and ranching in West Texas. Through Holley's vivid descriptions of close-fought games, Baugh comes alive both as the consummate all-around athlete who could play every minute of every game, on both offense and defense, and as an all-around good guy.

The Disappearance of Amy Cave

Author:Pat Flagg

Publisher:Down East Books

ISBN:1461744733

Total Pages:268

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When Amy Cave was reported missing and later discovered murdered, it was difficult for the police and reporters to keep their emotional distance. The controversial sexuality of the killer and the tragic nature of the story made that impossible.

Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw

Author:Todd Calgi Gallicano

Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN:1524713678

Total Pages:320

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In this epic new adventure series that "is sure to keep lovers of Rick Riordan running to the shelves" Sam London is recruited by the Department of Mythical Wildlife and sent on a covert mission when the secret that legendary animals are real is in danger of being exposed (School Library Journal)! Haunted by a dream of a mythical gryphon, Sam London uncovers an ancient secret that will change the way he sees the world forever. Recruited by Dr. Vance Vantana, an eccentric zoologist and park ranger sent by the government, Sam is whisked away on an adventure that takes him to the farthest reaches of the globe. Along this journey, Sam learns an incredible truth: mythical creatures are real and living among us in our national parks. A special department in the U.S. government ensures that their existence remains hidden. But Sam’s dream is an omen that the secret may now be in danger. Someone seeks the power to expose these creatures and overthrow humankind—and that power can only be found in a magical talisman known as the gryphon’s claw. "A death-defying, globe-spanning adventure, packed with creatures out of folklore and myth....[Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw is] a solid series opener and debut for Gallicano, who stocks his story with engaging characters, human, and otherwise."-Publishers Weekly “So original and exciting. This is the best fantasy-adventure novel I have read in some time.”—Martin Olson, New York Times bestselling author of The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia

F-105 Wild Weasel vs SA-2 ‘Guideline’ SAM

Author:Peter E. Davies

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1849084726

Total Pages:80

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The Vietnam war was the first conflict that saw extensive use of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, and thus became a training ground for the tactics of this new type of battle. This Duel presents this story in the context of two of the main opponents: America's top fighter-bomber and the NVA's best anti-aircraft missile.

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Television

Author:Steven Gerrard,Samantha Holland,Robert Shail

Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:1787691039

Total Pages:264

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Horror has found a resurgence on television in the post-millennial years. This book will investigate the changing and challenging roles that gender has undergone in TV horror, examining a range of shows, including Hannibal, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, Supernatural, The Exorcist, iZombie, and Bates Motel.

Death in Supernatural

Author:Amanda Taylor,Susan Nylander

Publisher:McFarland

ISBN:1476635854

Total Pages:249

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Over 14 seasons, television’s Supernatural has developed a devoted following of both fans and scholars. The show has addressed big issues, including perhaps the biggest—death. This collection of new essays examines how death is represented and personified in the series, and how grief is processed in American society. Contributors discuss the show’s explorations of the ultimate mystery, with topics covering American traditions and attitudes, folklore and mythology, resurrection, and grief and grieving.

To the Heart of the Nile

Author:Pat Shipman

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:9780061849855

Total Pages:448

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In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szász stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English gentleman and eminent adventurer, was moved by compassion and an immediate, overpowering empathy for the young woman, and braved extraordinary perils to help her escape. Together, Florence and Sam -- whose love would remain passionate and constant throughout their lives -- forged into literally uncharted territory in a glorious attempt to unravel a mysterious and magnificent enigma called Africa. A stunning achievement, To the Heart of the Nile is an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable woman: a story of discovery, bravery, determination, and love, meticulously reconstructed through journals, documents, and private papers, and told in the inimitable narrative style that has already won Pat Shipman resounding international acclaim.

Study Guide to The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Author:Intelligent Education

Publisher:Influence Publishers

ISBN:1645420779

Total Pages:170

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, who is considered one of the best detective-story writers in America. As an author of action-detective novels, Hammett wrote legendary characters which were eventually turned into movie, radio, and TV drama figures. Moreover, his work explored complex themes such as logic prevailing over crime and the place of order in human life. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hammett’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Murder on the Hoof

Author:Kathryn O'Sullivan

Publisher:Minotaur Books

ISBN:1466850485

Total Pages:272

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It's mid-August in the Outer Banks village of Corolla in North Carolina and Fire Chief Colleen McCabe is conducting rookie training and spending increasingly more time with her best friend, Sheriff Bill Dorman. The wild horses have been relocated to the sanctuary, and the town is occupied with the upcoming local theatre production. All is right with the world. But when a member of the acting troupe is found dead in the dunes after an emergency training exercise and Bill's ex-fiancée arrives in town, Colleen knows trouble is back with a vengeance. A second member of the theatre company is discovered dead at the Whalehead Club, and Colleen is forced to put aside her feelings about her relationship with Bill and work with him to uncover who is murdering the thespians and why. She discovers as much drama offstage as on and quickly finds herself swept up in the intrigue of the community theatre group, and struggling to keep her men at the firehouse focused. As the danger mounts and the killer's identity becomes clearer, Bill warns her off the investigation. But despite his warning, Colleen is determined to stop the killer before he or she strikes again, to her own peril. In Murder on the Hoof, her sequel to Foal Play, Kathryn O'Sullivan delivers more laughs and mayhem with charming characters mystery readers will love getting to know.

Search for the Swan Maiden

Author:Todd Calgi Gallicano

Publisher:Permuted Press

ISBN:1682619885

Total Pages:639

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In Sam London’s third adventure with the Department of Mythical Wildlife, the boy who saw the gryphon will face his greatest fear. Following the heartbreaking conclusion of his second case, Sam has spent his days searching for the swan maiden. Driven by his belief the maiden is still alive, he sets out with Dr. Vance Vantana and Tashi on a forbidden quest to reunite his family. But the journey is long and treacherous and will lead them through the lair of the Mongolian Death Worm—a terrifying creature that has broken the Gryphon’s Law and is attacking anyone who dares to cross its path. And if this wasn’t enough, an old enemy from Vance’s past returns to exact a revenge that will doom all of humankind. With the future of his family and the fate of the world at stake, Sam must make an impossible choice that will change the course of his life and those he loves forever. Can Sam right a wrong or will Gaia, itself, decide to fight back?

Oral History and Education

Author:Kristina R. Llewellyn,Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:134995019X

Total Pages:388

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This book considers if and how oral history is ‘best practice’ for education. International scholars, practitioners, and teachers consider conceptual approaches, methodological limitations, and pedagogical possibilities of oral history education. These experts ask if and how oral history enables students to democratize history; provides students with a lens for understanding nation-states’ development; and supports historical thinking skills in the classrooms. This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of oral history education – inclusive of oral tradition, digital storytelling, family histories, and testimony – within the context of 21st century schooling. By addressing the significance of oral history for education, this book seeks to expand education’s capacity for teaching and learning about the past.

Perspectives on Social Group Work Practice

Author:Albert S. Alissi

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:9781439119648

Total Pages:416

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Not simply another "how-to" book, this provocative collection of readings does not advance a single viewpoint or approach to group work. Instead, the 25 selections present the full spectrum of classic and current perspectives, providing student and practitioner alike with a sound basis for evaluating contemporary practice and for formulating a personal approach to social group work. The historical and conceptual roots of modern social group work methods are examined in Part I, "Conceptual Foundations" which contains some of the classic statements in the field. Part II, "Current Perspectives", explores the most widely influential contemporary models of group work, "social goals" perspectives, "remedial" perspectives, and "mediative" perspectives. The two-part section that concludes the volume focuses on applications: group work is first discussed in relation to family and community casework and administration; then, self-help groups and other techniques used in the fields of medicine, counseling, and psychology are surveyed in light of their implications for social workers. To encourage the reader's active participation in the development of an individual philosophy and approach to social group work, Dr. Alissi concludes each chapter with probing study questions. These open-ended questions stimulate comparisons among the methods presented and urge the reader to relate new ideas to his or her own experience in the field. Introductions to each part and chapter also stress comparative aspects. An annotated list of articles and books on the subject of each chapter allows the reader to explore it in greater depth. A stimulating and systematic exposure to the most important ideas in social group work today, "Perspectives on Social Group Work Practice" expands the repertoire of working concepts vital to contemporary practice.

Windows XP Registry: A Complete Guide to Customizing and Optimizing Windows XP

Author:Olga Kokoreva

Publisher:БХВ-Петербург

ISBN:193176901X

Total Pages:512

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Targeting IT professionals, system administrators, and experienced users moving to the Windows XP platform, this book enables the user to master registry concepts and architecture, provides a historical overview of the registry, and outlines the differences between Windows 9x/ME and Windows NT/2000/XP registries. Special attention is drawn to the enhancements in registry architecture introduced with Windows XP, such as faster queries and removal of the registry size limitation. Covered in depth are how to properly use registry features, how to plan and implement the most appropriate registry backup strategy, and how to monitor and modify the system registry according to the administrative requirements and individual needs of the users.

McCullen's Secret Son

Author:Rita Herron

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1460388178

Total Pages:224

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HIS CHILD'S LIFE WAS ON THE LINE—AND TIME WAS RUNNING OUT… Sexy-as-sin rodeo star Brett McCullen is Willow James Howard's past. But when her estranged husband is killed and her son kidnapped, she's forced to accept help from the man who broke her heart. Little does Brett know that the very child he's trying to rescue is his own flesh and blood—the result of a fling years earlier. He can't deny his rising desire at Willow's reappearance…even as he struggles to forgive her secret. But with the ransom deadline looming, Brett must go to extremes to save the family he never knew he wanted…

Win or Die

Author:Bruce Craven

Publisher:Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN:1250301181

Total Pages:288

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“When it comes to the most-anticipated business books of 2019, Win or Die: Leadership Secrets From Game of Thrones is the one to beat.”—Inc. A guide to leading without losing your head, inspired by the bestselling books and smash television series Game of Thrones. "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." —Cersei Lannister One of the great joys of Game of Thrones is strategizing what bold moves you'd make in this bloody, volatile world—from the comfort of your living room. And one of the great terrors of being a leader is knowing your real world can be just as brutal—and offices bring no comfort. Every day you're presented with opportunities and challenges, and must decide which roads to follow, which risks to confront, when to deny an opportunity and when to pursue the call to adventure. And you won't know whether you'll profit or fail while you're in the thick of it. In Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from Game of Thrones, Bruce Craven brilliantly analyzes the journeys of the best and worst leaders in Westeros, so that leaders can create their own narratives of success. Craven considers beloved characters such as Ned Stark, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Tyrion Lannister as they make terrible decisions and fatal mistakes, but also achieve incredible victories and surprising successes, learning and growing along their (often bloody) ways. Readers will learn how to face conflict and build resilience, develop contextual and emotional intelligence, develop their vision, and more. This entertaining and accessible guide will show readers how to turn danger into opportunity, even when dragons threaten.

Winged Reaper

Author:Shelley Russell Nolan

Publisher:Shelley Russell Nolan

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Total Pages:280

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Secrets, lies and the Grim Reaper: A recipe for disaster! Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Morgan is only alive – technically reborn - because the Grim Reaper offered her a job. Now she has to find a way to stop her ‘boss’ from starting a war that threatens the survival of mankind. Weak and in need of fresh souls, the Grim Reaper has sent his wraiths to Tyler’s hometown, Easton, and by the time he gets his fill, it could turn into a graveyard. Tyler’s resolve is tested when old secrets surface and a new betrayal has her questioning where her loyalties lie. Supported by the intriguing detective, Sam Lockwood; the handsome, wealthy Chris Bradbury; and sources she never expected to come to her aid, Tyler must fight her way to the truth if she is ever to find the strength to harness the powers she has inherited, and vanquish the Grim Reaper forever.