Beverly Jenkins - 1995
When she is offered the chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove, Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the prestigious Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania but she needs more than determination to face down handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man. When the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself he is speechless, then wants her back on the train and out of his town. It's 1876 and women aren't supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn't prepared for her stubbornness and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.
House of Glory: Finding Personal Meaning in the Temple
S. Michael Wilcox - 1995
Michael Wilcox identifies the blessing that temple work brings to our everyday lives. He discusses the temple as a house as learning where we can understand the most powerful principles of the gospel and receive inspiration for our families and ourselves. He explains how the temple is a house of refuge where we can escape the trials and troubles of the world. He defines the phrase "house of order" and talks about how the temple as a house of glory, describing the wonderful experiences that come to those who serve there, and especially to those who labor for their kindred dead.
Born of Night
Sherrilyn Kenyon - 1995
Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . .Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target. As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.
Mayfair Witches Collection
Anne Rice - 1995
When he learns that another Taltos has been seen, he is suddenly propelled into the haunting world of the Mayfair family, the New Orleans dynasty of witches forever besieged by ghosts, spirits, and their own dizzying powers. For Ashlar knows this powerful clan is intimately linked to the heritage of the Taltos. This mesmerizing novel takes us on a wondrous journey back through the centuries to a civilization half-human, of wholly mysterious origin, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice and guilt. It is an enchanted, hypnotic world that could only come from the imagination of Anne Rice...
Naked in Death
J.D. Robb - 1995
Robb's number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke. It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing: passion. When a senator's daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she'd been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washington politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve's growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome... and the leading suspect in the investigation.
Lesley Pearse - 1995
Separated by the authorities from her younger brothers and sister, Charity is sent out to work as a skivvy in a boys' boarding school. Her loneliness and misery are eased when she falls deeply in love with the dashing but fickle sixth-former, Hugh Mainwaring, but when she discovers she is pregnant with Hugh's baby she soon realises just how alone she really is.Determined to be reunited with her siblings and to make something of herself, Charity runs away to London and begins to forge a new life.
A Child Called "It"
Dave Pelzer - 1995
It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games—games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive—dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.
Stay in Your Own Back Yard (Molly and Nellie series, #1)
Joan Jonker - 1995
But Molly doesn't complain; she has an abundance of things money can't buy - and a home filled with love and laughter. When her eldest daughter, Jill, is offered a place at high school, Molly is racked with guilt. She needs Jill working to relieve their poverty. But Jill eases Molly's conscience by getting herself a job in a baker's shop while signing up for night school. Molly's best mate is Nellie McDonough; they spend hours laughing, gossiping and lending a helping hand to others. And when they discover one of their neighbours is being beaten by her violent husband, the friends roll up their sleeves and take action. Meanwhile, Jill starts dating Nellie's son, Steve, and both families are delighted. But Jill lands herself an office job that takes her into a world beyond the confines of their close-knit community and she and Steve seem to be drifting apart...
The Return of Rafe MacKade
Nora Roberts - 1995
Cleaned up and successful now—and still dangerously good-looking—Rafe MacKade sets the town on fire, and tongues wagging.Lovely newcomer Regan Jones is intrigued; what kind of man could cause this sort of talk? She's just about to find out....
Golden Filly Collection Two
Lauraine Snelling - 1995
With Tricia as jockey and her father as trainer, the two have big dreams of winning the Triple Crown. Tricia has other pressures, too, like declining grades, a strained relationship with her mother, and the constant worry about her father's failing health. But Tricia's faith in God always gives her the strength to push her limits. Collection Two includes Shadow Over San Mateo, Out of the Mist, Second Win, Close Call, and The Winner's Circle.
Erica Spindler - 1995
Everybody told her so--the ladies who snubbed her at Opal's Cut 'n Curl, the boys who hurt her and used her, the family who didn't want her. But Becky Lynn had dreams. And when it came time to dream for real--or die a slow death in Bend, Mississippi--Becky fled to a world where dreams do come true.Jack Gallagher wanted to be a somebody--he wanted to be the top fashion photographer in the world. He wanted to be bigger than the father who denied him, better than the half-brother who claimed all their father's love. And he was getting there
Man of the House
Joan Jonker - 1995
Eileen Gillmoss, a colourful character with a smile forever lighting up her face was the life and soul of the party. Today was the day she'd prayed for and dreamed about. After five long, lonely years, her prisoner-of-war husband Bill would be coming home, back to the open, loving arms of his wife and children. But the man who comes back from the war is a complete stranger to her. It isn't only that Bill's appearance has changed. It's his remoteness, his flinching from her touch that Eileen can't cope with. Now, Eileen, who is always there to lend a shoulder to cry on, is the one in need. But who can she turn to? No one can give her what she craves most... her old husband back. She wants him back where he belongs, as the man of the house.
Emeralds and Espionage
Lynn Gardner - 1995
Thus begins a terror-filled week during which she discovers that nearly everyone she loves is involved in some way with an international espionage ring – but are they the good guys or the bad guys?Is Bart, the man she has loved since they played together as children, a secret government agent – or does he answer to an underworld crime boss? If she doesn’t go along with his unbelievable scheme, will it cost them their lives? Does he really love her, or is he just using her? One by one, Allison uncovers a host of mysterious secrets – and just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, there’s another surprise to keep you guessing.This is a book to read when you’ve got all night, because you won’t want to put it down. Heart-stopping entertainment for anyone who enjoys a great romantic thriller.
Accelerated Learning Techniques
Brian Tracy - 1995
The world's foremost producer of personal development and motivational audio programs now gives you the inside look at techniques to improve the way you learn.Science has suggested that the human mind has an almost infinite potential for learning and processing information. The problem has always been in accessing this incredible power. Accelerated Learning Techniques tells you how. Based on Nobel Prize-winning research, the cutting-edge methods revealed here can make a dramatic difference to you and your family, virtually guaranteeing success at work and school. For this is the ideal learning program, enabling you to identify and use your own unique way of learning, unleashing the power of your whole brain.In Accelerated Learning Techniques, best-selling author, Brian Tracy and internationally renowned learning expert Colin Rose reveal, step-by-step, how to:• Make the most of your natural abilities• Convert theoretical data into useful knowledge• Improve your memory• Turn speed reading into power reading• Write and communicate on paper more effectively
Memory of Fire
Eduardo Galeano - 1995
From its first English language publication in 1985 it has been recognized as a classic of political engagement, original research, and literary form."From pre-Columbian creation myths and the first European voyages of discovery and conquest to the Age of Reagan, here is 'nothing less than a unified history of the Western Hemisphere... recounted in vivid prose.'"--The New Yorker
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
Francine Shapiro - 1995
She is the founder and President Emeritus of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a nonprofit organization that coordinates disaster response and pro bono trainings worldwide. She has served as advisor to a wide variety of trauma treatment and outreach organizations and journals. Dr. Shapiro has been an invited speaker on EMDR at many major psychology conferences, including two divisions of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society Presidential Symposium on PTSD. The author or coauthor of numerous articles, chapters, and books about EMDR, she is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award presented by the California Psychological Association
Cassie Edwards - 1995
On a trip through the Montana Territory, the young maiden's fantasies suddenly become reality when she meets a warrior named Spotted Eagle. But a secret enemy threatens to separate them forever and make their love nothing more than a savage illusion.
I Love Lucy: The Complete Picture History of the Most Popular TV Show Ever, Authorized by Th E Lucille Ball Estate
Michael McClay - 1995
Created by a real insider who, as the son of Desilu's publicity director, literally grew up on the "I Love Lucy" lot, this is the only book of its kind authorized by the Lucille Ball estate. The only book with an introduction by Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The only book that's a complete pictorial history of every Lucy episode. The only book to draw from dozens of exclusive interviews with the show's stars and creators, featuring over 1,000 photographs, many never before published and in full color.
Luanne Rice - 1995
Her marriage has crumbled in the wake of a tragic accident. Now she has returned to the home on Salt Whistle Raod that has always meant shelter, security, family and love. When she awakens one snowy night to a fire that roars through the old house, Anne escapes--but runs back into the blaze to save something so precious that it's worth risking her life for. It is that reckless act of blind desperation that sets a miracle in motion.
The Lives of Danielle Steel: The Unauthorized Biography of America's #1 Best-Selling Author
Vickie L. Bane - 1995
She has enchanted readers with each of her 44 bestselling novels-- and has a total of 350 million books in print! Now, this stunning, uncensored biography reveals how closely Danielle's fiction is based on real life-- the rich men, the dangerous men, the heartbreak, the struggles, the triumphs...and the secrets too dark to tell.Read all about:* Her cruel, lonely childhood which became the inspiration for her novel Loving* Her long-hidden marriage to a convicted rapist, the scandalous real story readers will recognize in her novel Now and Forever* Her third husband, a handsome heroin addict, who, like the protagonist of Remembrance, broke her heart and nearly ruined her life* Her lavish spending and opulent lifestyle in a San Francisco mansion* The tragic death of her nineteen-year-old son in 1997* The break-up of her fourth marriage-- and the new man in Danielle Steel's lifeWith eight pages of photos!
Carry Me Like Water
Benjamin Alire Sáenz - 1995
Helen and Eddie Marsh are living the pampered life of a yuppie couple expecting their first child - except that they've made a pact never to reveal anything about their childhood backgrounds. Everything seems to move along fine in their idyllic rendition of the world until Helen's best friend, Lizzie, a dedicated AIDS nurse, begins to discover her own buried past after an unknown patient (who may or may not be her brother) blesses her on his deathbed with his remarkable telekinetic "gift" for out-of-body travel. Lizzie's newfound power, in addition to her blossoming friendship with Jake and Joaquin - a young gay couple coping with AIDS - serves as a catalyst, bringing to light long-buried secrets and causing the disparate worlds of pain and privilege to collide.
The Bridge to Cutter Gap
C. Archer - 1995
But she never imagined that the treacherous journey into the heart of the Smoky Mountains would bring danger into the lives of one mountain family.Join Christy as she crosses the bridge from the familiar world of parties and pretty things into the strange, new world of Cutter Gap. There she meets the country doctor, Neil MacNeill, who needs her help to save a man's life. And the handsome young minister, David Grantland, rescues Christy when her own life is in danger, and helps her face the challenges of teaching - and loving - the proud mountain people.
The Magic of The Christmas Box
Richard Paul Evans - 1995
The author discusses the inspiration for his phenomenally successful book, a touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her, and their discovery of the first gift of Christmas and what Christmas is really about.
Circles of Stone
Joan Dahr Lambert - 1995
In this compelling adventure, the stories of three wise women -- each called Zena, yet born thousands of generations apart -- unfold in a compassionate and moving saga that celebrates the remarkable growth of the human spirit. Ranging from the African savanna more than one million years ago to the fertile shores of the Red Sea to the magnificent limestone caves of the Pyrenees mountains -- where the first artists painted the firelit wonders of their existence -- scene after breathtaking scene draws us into their lives as they negotiate a world they do not understand. In this world, an ostrich eggshell becomes a wondrous device for carrying water and the earth's upheavals reveal a lush, lifesaving oasis to a starving tribe. With striking detail, Circles of Stone reinvents the incredible lives of our distant ancestors. As the human heart and soul emerge in a volatile dance of experience, language, and meaning, Circles of Stone becomes an unforgettable, supremely entertaining read.
A Sense of Wonder: On Reading and Writing Books for Children
Katherine Paterson - 1995
Sales of her books are in the millions, and the list of coveted awards they have garnered - including two Newbery Medals, two National Book Awards, and the Regina Medal - is remarkable. A Sense of Wonder is a collection of more than three dozen critical essays on reading and writing for children that were originally published as two books, Gates of Excellence and The Spying Heart. Combined for the first time in one volume with a new introduction, these writings come from speeches Katherine Paterson has given all over the world, from her book reviews, and from articles she has authored on her craft. Her trademark wit, imagination, and perception are in full evidence; she reveals why she remembers being kissed by Miss Maude Henderson, the last person ever kissed by General Robert E. Lee; relates the heartbreaking source of her novel Bridge to Terabithia; and describes her dismay at failing as a foster parent to two Cambodian boys. Most of all, this extraordinary writer shares her ideas about writing for children, tells of her passion for reading, and allows us to witness her talent. Teachers, writers, students, parents, librarians - anyone who reads Katherine Paterson's essays - will come away with an expanded vision and a sense of her deep respect for words, ideas, literature, and people.
Sherrilyn Kenyon - 1995
She was trapped in a temptress;s body, tormented by untested passions, and doomed to lose any man she desired. Yet even as Arina yearned for the safety of the pearly gates, she found paradise in the arms of a Norman mercenary. THE SINNER The villagers said Daemon was the devil's son, but he was only a man plagued by strange dreams—visions of a tantalizing beauty who enchanted him like no other. Then the enticing stranger appeared in the flesh, and he vowed nothing between heaven and earth would keep them aprat. But to savor the joys of her very own angel, Daemon would have to battle demons—within and without—and risk his very soul for love.
Pooh's Little Instruction Book
Joan Powers - 1995
Milne provided the inspiration.Pooh, the Bear of Little Brain, has a perspective on things that is, to say the least, unique. This amusing little book offers suggestions and reminders on how to live a good life - Winnie-the-Pooh style.On topics ranging from Teatime (Proper Teas are superior to Very Nearly Teas) to Tails (they're not just a Little Bit Extra at the back), the advice proffered here could only come from that enchanted place, the Hundred Acre Wood. And it could only be inspired by Pooh, the Best Bear in All the World.
Chieko N. Okazaki - 1995
Okazaki welcomes us into a garden of goodness where the gospel has the zing and zest of ginger. Sister Okazaki shares insights from the scriptures that are personal and practical. Christ is not just the way, the truth, and the life, she reminds us. He wants to be our way, our truth, and our life. The Christian way is not dramatic, flashy, or taxing. It is do-able, satisfying, and even fun.
Flashbacks: Twenty-Five Years of Doonesbury
G.B. Trudeau - 1995
This unique quarter - century anniversary anthology offers the essence of the strip - over 800 daily and Sunday strips that form the core of the "Doonesbury" saga, all fully annotated to document the strip's effect on the wider world. Acclaim and outrage, ire and impact are duly noted - "Doonesbury" has left an impressive and entertaining trail of fallout, and outlasted many of it's most vocal critics. In addition, the strip's creator logs on with an introduction, and in a Q&A series addresses some of the questions he has so adroitly evaded in the past.
The Richer, the Poorer
Dorothy West - 1995
Traversing the universal themes and conflicts between poverty and prosperity, men and women, and young and old, and compiling writing that spans almost seventy years, The Richer, The Poorer not only affords an unparalleled window into the African-American middle class, but also delves into the richness of experience of "one of the finest writers produced in this country during the Roaring Twenties"(Book Page).
Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning
Doug Buehl - 1995
Yet our curricula are largely print-based, and students must develop effective reading behaviours to be successful in school. This book provides middle school and high school educators with the resources they need to meet this challenge: literacy development strategies that emphasize effective learning in content contexts.
The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators
Anita Silvey - 1995
Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.
Annotated Art: The World's Greatest Paintings Explored and Explained
Robert Cumming - 1995
Using detailed annotation of 45 works from the world's greatest artists, Art provides a deeper understanding and richer enjoyment of the masterpieces of painting.Great Art Made Accessible. This fascinating book takes an original approach to interpreting the lost language of art, using annotation to highlight everything you need to know to appreciate the world's favorite paintings, from Botticelli's The Birth of Venus to Picasso's Guernica. Art explains the artist's techniques and intentions and clarifies the meaning of obscure subjects, decoding the mysterious symbolism that can make even the most familiar painting elusive.Art is like a gallery full of the world's most spectacular paintings, including the devotional icons of the Gothic period and early Renaissance and the awe-inspiring achievements of the High Renaissance. It shows the splendor of the Baroque and Rococo, and scrutinizes the drama of the Neoclassicists and the Romantics. The enchantment of the Impressionist school and the complexities of the Cubist movement are also revealed in glowing color. Biographical notes on the artist place each work in its true personal and historical context.The book's generous size and faithful color reproduction allow every painting to be displayed accurately and in detail. At last, art lovers can truly enter the world of their favorite paintings.
Women of Wonder, the Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s
Pamela Sargent - 1995
Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s — A companion volume to 'The Classic Years', dispelling the notion that women don't write "real" science fiction, showcasing recent science fiction by women. Here are Octavia E. Butler, Pat Cadigan, Angela Carter, Nancy Kress, and Connie Willis, among others.Contents: Introduction and Bibliography by the Editor. Cassandra / C.J. Cherryh; The Thaw / Tanith Lee; Scorched Supper on New Niger / Suzy McKee Charnas; Abominable / Carol Emshwiller; Bluewater Dreams / Sydney J. Van Scyoc; The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe / Angela Carter; The Harvest of Wolves / Mary Gentle; Bloodchild / Octavia E. Butler; Fears / Pamela Sargent; Webrider / Jayge Carr; Alexia and Graham Bell / Rosaleen Love; Reichs-Peace / Sheila Finch; Angel / Pat Cadigan; Rachel in Love / Pat Murphy; Game Night at the Fox and Goose / Karen Joy Fowler; Tiny Tango / Judith Moffett; At the Rialto / Connie Willis; Midnight News / Lisa Goldstein; And Wild For To Hold / Nancy Kress; Immaculate / Storm Constantine; Farming in Virginia / Rebecca Ore.
Robert E. Howard - 1995
Solomon Kane was in fact one of the first series characters created by the prolific pulp writer, who virtually single-handedly created the subgenre of heroic fantasy. Set in the 1600s, these tales are a striking combination of horror and fantastic adventure that remain among Howard's most intense. A lone swordsman on a mission to rid the world of evil, Kane wanders across Europe and Africa, endlessly fighting mad villains, winged vampires, and black magic. Originally published in the legendary pulp magazine "Weird Tales," the stories have been collected in several variant editions. More recent editions have striven to publish the tales as the author originally composed them--utterly merciless and without any hint of light reaching into Howard's unique vision of darkness. --Stanley Wiater
Intimate Communion: Awakening Your Sexual Essence
David Deida - 1995
Learn how to keep your relationships growing--beyond the sexually neutralized roles so typical of today--and create a relationship that is spiritually erotic, sexually deep and passionately committed to love.
Word Smart: How to Build an Educated Vocabulary
The Princeton Review - 1995
That’s why more than one million people have used this book to improve their vocabularies. To find out which words you absolutely need to know, The Princeton Review researched the vocabularies of educated adults by analyzing major newspapers and books and focusing on the words that people misunderstand or misuse. We also examined the SAT and other standardized tests to determine which words are tested most frequently.All of the entries in Word Smart, 4th Edition are necessary for an impressive vocabulary, and learning and using these words effectively can help you to get better grades, score higher on tests, and communicate more confidently at work.
Glorious Interiors: Needlepoint, Knitting, and Decorative Design Project's for Your Home
Kaffe Fassett - 1995
A master of knitting and needlepoint shows, using full instructions and charts, how to recreate the look of seven striking rooms from his own home through thirty-one creative home-decorating projects, each designed around a central motif and color scheme.
Come Go Home with Me: Stories by Sheila Kay Adams
Sheila Kay Adams - 1995
A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt 'Granny, ' well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton. This collection of Adams's stories provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community and charts the development of an artist's unique voice. The tales range from stories of heroic, sometimes fierce, mountain settlers to the comic adventures of local drifters and tricksters, from magical childhood encounters to adult rites of passage. We meet Bertha and the snake handlers, local preacher Manassey Fender (who 'looked like a pencil with a burr haircut, in a suit'), and Adams's beloved grandfather Breaddaddy, who taught her about life and death with an enchanting graveyard dance. But perhaps the most powerful character depicted here is 'Granny, ' whom Adams calls 'the most exciting person I have ever known and the best teacher I would ever have.' By weaving these remembrances into her stories, Adams both preserves and extends a rich artistic heritage.
Brain-Based Learning: The New Paradigm of Teaching
Eric Jensen - 1995
Updated and streamlined, this second edition features in-depth information about the impact of physiological effects, sensory stimuli, and emotions on student learning and includes:A set of brain-based principles for informed decision making Low-cost teaching strategies that teachers can implement immediately Reader-friendly language accessible for both novice and veteran educators Easy-to-follow chapter outlines and helpful text boxes to emphasize key points
Annie Gottlieb - 1995
. . but keep the secret!The Cube is an imagination game—and more—that holds a secret you are dared not to reveal. Last seen making the rounds in the coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, the Cube is rumored to be of ancient Sufi origin, but no one really knows for certain. This mystery game just seems to reappear when and where it is needed. Now it is here! Inside these pages, the game is revealed along with intriguing stories of others who have played the Cube—including such celebrities as Gloria Steinem, Willem Dafoe, Erica Jong, and Judy Collins.So don't be square . . . Get Cubed!
Joan Johnston - 1995
Years after she is driven from England to the new world frontier, Lady Verity Talbot reencounters her lost love, the vengeful Miles Broderick, who is unaware that Verity desperately seeks their missing child.From the Paperback edition.
Patton's One-Minute Messages: Tactical Leadership Skills of Business Managers
Charles Province - 1995
Patton's pithy one-liners shows how business managers can succeed by applying the combat-tested principles of one of America's most famous battlefield leaders. Also featured are the works of W. Edwards Deming and Walter A. Shewhart, two pioneers in quality control who have influenced management practice for over 50 years.
In the Company of Newfies: A Shared Life
Rhoda Lerman - 1995
Refusing to limit herself to standard animal-behavior explanations (sex and food, fight or flight), Lerman examines the actions of her dogs from a less deterministic points of view, always seeking to understand and to communicate with them. Under her gaze, actions that seemed puzzling, eccentric, or delinquent suddenly become understandable as intentional and meaningful attempts to behave and to bond. Lerman's observations and meditations startle us, revealing dog thinking and behavior in new and wonderful ways. Reading her book, it is hard to deny her belief that dogs want to commune with people, want to leave their feral selves and join our human community. A year in the life of Lerman's Newfies is a year of many victories and some losses, and it is through both that we experience the full sweep of the emotions dogs and humans share. By book's end, we will have laughed at the antics of the irrepressible Toby; admired the quiet strength and intelligence of the mother, Molly; delighted in the growing maturity of the pups Rosie and Silky; cheered as Ishtar takes her first championship ribbon; and wept for the death of Ben, the original backyard dog. We will have learned a great deal about Newfies in particular and dogs in general. We will have learned even more about love. Perhaps only a novelist of Rhoda Lerman's skill and sensitivity could have ranged so freely to tell us so much.
I See What You Mean
Steve Moline - 1995
Information can come in pictures as well as in words, and more usually in the kind of text that combines images with words. Teachers across the curriculum, therefore, have an obligation to teach students how to read and write these visual texts.In this activity-laden resource book Steve Moline outlines learning/literacy strategies that require students to communicate graphically. Over 100 student examples illustrate how students can communicate some concepts better with visual texts than with conventional, word-only texts. These strategies will be especially helpful for students who struggle with writing or who are visual learners.Noted writer and illustrator Steve Moline:defines the purpose, context, and outcomes of each kind of visual display;explains how to match written text with the most appropriate type of visual text;provides Big Book examples where many types of visual displays are used;includes a chapter on basic graphic design for classroom publishing projects.Because visual literacy extends into all subject areas, any elementary classroom teacher will find I See What You Mean a helpful source of information and ideas, particularly for thematic work that integrates the curriculum.
Augustine and the Catechumenate
William Harmless - 1995
Augustine is best known as a theologian whose views and controversies powerfully shaped the course of Christianity in the West. But he was also a struggling North African pastor who had a flair for teaching and who meditated deeply on the complexities of the human heart. This study examines a little-known side of Augustine: his work as a teacher of candidates for baptism. It reconstructs in vivid detail the experience of the ancient catechumenate for the better clarification and implementation of the present process.Beginning with a look at the present rite - what it says and does not say about catechesis and the catechumenate - Father Harmless uses Augustine as a case study." Augustine's treatises on the subject and his numerous sermons to candidates, catechumens, and neophytes form the basis of a portrait of the initiation process from a pastoral as well as a theological perspective. The portrait's structure parallels the four periods of the initiation process. This portrait will be of interest and relevance to al those involved with the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults: pastors, DREs, catechists, and liturgists.William Harmless, SJ, has focused his teaching on the history and theology of the early Church. He completed his doctorate at Boston College in 1990 and teaches at Spring Hill College in Mobile.
Jennie Hansen - 1995
She is completely unaware that Deputy Aaron Westerman has been investigating a small airfield in the area that he believes is being used to transport drugs. Aaron, unable to shake the feeling that he is being followed, has hidden in the bush.From a distance, in her jeans and cowboy hat, Macady's lean figure is mistaken for Aaron's. The man following Aaron fires at Macady, and she is thrown into the bush.When Aaron hurries to this unknown stranger, he is surprised to find Macady Jackson, a cousin of his childhood friends. The two manage to escape, only to learn that Macady's life is still in danger from those who are afraid she can identify them.As threats against Macady's life mount, Aaron desperately tries to find the leader of the drug ring. He also finds his feelings for Macady growing more personal. Macady, in turn, is attracted to Aaron, but she has carefully avoided all relationships since her father left her mother for another woman years before. Macady's parents had been married in the temple, but her father and obviously chosen to reject them.
Simpsons Comics Spectacular
Matt Groening - 1995
We've got a special meaty comic book stew du jour a-bubblin' away on the stove for you this time, full of rich Barty goodness, thick Homerish chunks, and sinewy Lisa-esque fibers. And, by popular request, we've added a scoop or two of spicy Maggie-renos, along with our usual heaping dollops of authentic Snowball II furballs, and, to stretch the meal even further, a jumbo box full of Santa's Little Helper helper.A Milhouse salad, of course, comes with every meal at no extra charge. Krustyburgers and Sideshow Mel fries also are available, but the extra-bitter Sideshow Bob soup is off the menu—at least temporarily.And be sure to save room for dessert! You haven't lived 'til you've tasted a big old gooey bowl of Flanders-style flan, or munched on Ms. Krabappel's famous crabapples, or chewed on a platter full of hot itchy cakes drenched in creamy Scratchy sauce.And if you clean your plate you get a special surprise! (The surprise being the surprised look on our faces that you actually cleaned your plate!)
Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Heart
Broughton Coburn - 1995
In 1988, Aama came to visit him—on a trip prescribed by village priests as a way for the eighty-four-year-old, four-foot-eight woman to earn merit by making a difficult journey late in life. Aama in Americais a vivid chronicle of what became a twenty-five-state, coast-to-coast adventure. Guided by the perpetual curiosity and deeply spiritual orientation of their ingenious, unpredictable travel companion, Coburn and his fiancée gradually began to view their country from an entirely new perspective. "Beneath the uniform, commercial, man-made epidermis of our country," Coburn writes, "Aama found a culture and landscape that was alive and sacred, and she steered us toward it."Aama in America is on one level an offbeat American travelogue. But on another it is a profound exploration of beliefs, values, and lost spirituality, a rediscovery of the spiritual that lies beneath the surface of America, and a singular account of the meeting of two widely divergent cultures.
Daughters of the Earth
Carolyn Niethammer - 1995
She mourned her dead by tearing her clothes and covering herself with ashes, and when she herself died was often shrouded in her wedding dress.She was our native sister, the American Indian woman, and it is of her life and lore that Carolyn Niethammer writes in this rich tapestry of America's past and present.Here, as it unfolded, is the chronology of the native American woman's life. Here are the birth rites of Caddo women from the Mississippi-Arkansas border, who bore their children alone by the banks of rivers and then immersed themselves and their babies in river water; here are Apache puberty ceremonies that are still carried on today, when the cost for the celebrations can run anywhere from one to six thousand dollars. Here are songs from the Night Dances of the Sioux, where girls clustered on one side of the lodge and boys congregated on the other; here is the Shawnee legend of the Corn Person and of Our Grandmother, the two female deities who ruled the earth. Far from the submissive, downtrodden “squaw” of popular myth, the native American woman emerges as a proud, sometimes stoic, always human individual from whom those who came after can learn much.At a time when many contemporary American women are seeking alternatives to a life-style and role they have outgrown, Daughters of the Earth offers us an absorbing—and illuminating—legacy of dignity and purpose.
No Place to Hide: A Novel of the Vietnam War
Gerry Carroll - 1995
As the North Vietnamese Army smashes its way toward Saigon, a skeleton crew of American officers are faced with the evacuation of all remaining American and Vietnamese personnel associated with the now-abandoned U.S. war effort. Among the Americans assisting in the effort are some of the Navy's most dedicated warriors. Search and Rescue (SAR) pilot Lt. Tim Boyle, renowned for his bravery, is called back in-country to help coordinate the "helo" end of the operation. His best friend, A-7 Corsair pilot Mike Santy, is assigned as an air wing representative to the evacuation team. Years before, Boyle and Santy had faced a harrowing escape on the ground in North Vietnam after a failed SAR. Now, they're flying one last mission. Lt. Kevin Thompson and junior officer Mark Dalton, Navy SEALs working alongside Boyle and Santy, set out through the NVA-infested jungle to search for Tony Butler. A SEAL who, for the last seven years, has been leading an army of Montagnard tribesmen in their fight against the North Vietnamese, Butler is ready to come home. As the NVA closes in on the doomed city of Saigon, Thompson and Dalton must use all their stealth and cunning to locate Butler - and avoid certain death at enemy hands. In an extraordinary act of daring, Boyle and Santy commandeer an Air America "Huey" on an adrenaline-pumping SAR to try to evacuate the stranded team before the final collapse.
Nebraska: An Illustrated History
Frederick C. Luebke - 1995
Professor Frederick C. Luebke’s lifelong commitment to the study of his state informs the book in every detail, as does his concern for clear and readable narrative. The treasure trove of images, many never published before, cast new light on many aspects of Nebraska’s history. These include the culture of the state’s Native peoples and their lives today, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the hardship endured by European immigrants, and the contributions of women, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans to the state. This is a book that every Nebraskan will want to own, read, and enjoy. This second edition includes updated chapters on the current social, economic, and political climate of Nebraska and some new illustrations.
Keeper of the House
Rebecca T. Godwin - 1995
In 1929, due to mysterious family circumstances, Minyon is given up by her grandmother to the employment of Ariadne Fleming, a white madam in the famously elegant brothel called Hazelhedge. At the age of fourteen, she becomes a pair of eyes and hands, watching and working almost invisibly in a world where men and women leave their inhibition, and their pasts, at the door. As Minyon grows up in the household with other black people who provide behind-the-scenes support of Hazelhedge, she cannot escape her haunting childhood memories. Even while bearing witness to the events unfolding around her, Minyon seeks to find her place in the world, and her pace within herself.
The Wrong Twin
Rebecca Winters - 1995
But like the answer to a prayer, her twin sister Kellie comes to her rescue. Kellie, recently married, insists Abby go to her husband's ranch in Montana for a few weeks to rest, consider her options, plan for the future. There's a problem though: Abbey's never met Max Sutherland, Kellie's husband. And for some reason, Kellie hasn't told him she's got a twin sister. Still, Max is supposed to be away on business for a month... But Max comes home - to find the wrong woman in his bed. A pregnant woman who looks just like his wife. His wife, who's disappeared...9 MONTHS LATER: Pregnant...and on her own!
Hoop Dreams: A True Story of Hardship and Triumph
Ben Jarovsky - 1995
Their only escape from the grim streets of Chicago's West Side is onto the neighborhood courts, where they and their friends dream of playing in the NBA. For most it's just a forlorn hope, but Arthur and William are different: barely out of grade school, they already display the raw potential that just might make their dreams come true. Hoop Dreams began as a documentary film that tracked these two young men for almost five years as they struggled to turn their playground skills into the kind of basketball mastery that could earn them college scholarships - and maybe even a place in the pros. Critics from coast to coast hailed the film as one of the finest documentaries ever made, both a superb portrait of two gifted teenagers working their way through the tough, often cruel basketball machine, and a searing look at the harsh realities of inner-city life. In this remarkable book, award-winning journalist Ben Joravsky chronicles Arthur and William's battle to reach the top and tells the story that could not be told on film. His vivid prose evokes the experience of being plucked from the projects and offered a glittering future. He captures not only the moments of basketball glory at suburban St. Joseph High School, which produced superstar Isiah Thomas, but also the loneliness of being poor and black in an affluent, mostly white school and the overwhelming pressure to perform both on the court and in the classroom.
Hollywood Movie Stills
Joel W. Finler - 1995
It is through the eye of the stills camera that we experience and recall some of the cinema's most memorable events and faces. Still images are so powerful that they can easily pass for actual scenes for the movies they represent - rather than separately posed, lighted and photographed shots that may not even find their way into the finished film. This book is the most detailed and perceptive survey ever devoted to this neglected aspect of film-making. It traces the origin of stills photography during the silent era and the early development of the star system, through to the rise of the giant studios in the 1930s and their eventual decline. Finler focuses on the photographers, on the stars they photographed, and on many key films and film-makers.Hollywood Movie Stills is illustrated with hundreds of rare and unusual stills from the author's own collection, including not only portraits and scene stills but production shots, behind-the-scenes photos, poster art, calendar art, photo collages and trick shots. There are also photos showing the stars' private lives and special events in Hollywood. This lavishly presented new edition of Finler's classic work includes many new stills and much new insight and information into this fascinating aspect of the great film studios in their heyday.
Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom
Sung Po-Jen - 1995
First published in A.D. 1238, Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom may be the world's first printed book of art and literature; it is presented here in a fine bilingual edition. Red Pine's delicate, graceful, and learned translation of the historic Confucian work is the first ever into English.
Judith A. Lansdowne - 1995
A MARRIAGEABLE LADY.Miss Amelia Mapleton felt certain that Mr. Anthony Talbot possessed a hidden flaw. If all the doting mothers of the haut ton called him a catch, why had no one caught him? He was certainly the handsomest man in Almack's ballroom and, she would soon discover, the most elusive.IS IT A MATCH...OR A BATTLE OF HEARTS?Anthony was captivated by this minx with the sparkling eyes and lips that simply asked to be kissed. Unfortunately, he had other plans for his London visit--and they didn't include getting leg-shackled.Now his friends were in a muddle and of a like mind: they were determined to lead this lonely lord to wedded bliss. But they didn't know of Anthony's mysterious mission in town...a mission that could ensnare an unwitting Miss Amelia in a tender trap of candlelight, danger, and thrilling romance!
When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King
Robert S. Robins - 1995
When Lenin became too infirm to remove Stalin from a position of power, when the shah of Iran's terminal cancer was kept secret from fellow Iranians and foreign supporters until Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic revolution had succeeded, the political consequences were monumental. In this absorbing book, two experts in political psychology reveal how the infirmities of leaders have affected their own societies and the broader course of world events. Drawing on a wide range of examples, including Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, Woodrow Wilson, Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Deng Xiao-peng, Ferdinand Marcos, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Menachem Begin, Dr. Jerrold M. Post and Robert S. Robins explore the impact of physical and mental illness on political leadership.Post and Robins investigate the effects of illness on the leader, his inner circle, his followers, and the political system itself. They discuss such thought-provoking topics as:—how the nature of the illness affects decisionmaking;—how mortal illness can make a leader more determined to make his mark on history;—how a leader's disability can be hidden from the public in every political system;—the effects of prescribed drugs and substance abuse on leadership behavior;—the conflicted role and ethical dilemmas of physicians who care for the powerful;—and how the demands and privileges of high office compromise the quality of medical care.In closed societies where there is no clear mechanism of succession, say the authors, the ailing or aging leader and his close advisers can become locked in a fatal embrace, each dependent upon the other for survival: a captive king and his captive court. In the absence of clear rules for determining when a leader is disabled and should be replaced and how a successor will be chosen, illness in high office can be highly destabilizing. Post and Robins's book will be engrossing—and timely—reading for all those interested in leadership, history, and the political process.
Mathematics Explained For Primary Teachers
Derek W. Haylock - 1995
The new edition will be a valuable resource for new primary teachers as they prepare to teach this curriculum.Some of the changes in the new edition include the following:New chapters on key ideas and key processes in primary mathematicsReordering of the chapters to give more prominence to using and applying mathematicsFurther material on graphs in the chapter on coordinates and linear relationshipsReferences throughout to the new Primary CurriculumResearch focus in every chapterUpdating of suggestions for further readingMore discursive answers to some of the self-assessment questionsA companion website providing a comprehensive glossary and additional material to enable primary trainees to prepare with confidence for the ITT Numeracy testA companion Student Workbook available for purchase, providing further self-assessment examples for checking understanding, for using and applying mathematics, and for teaching and learningExtensively used on primary PGCE courses and undergraduate courses leading to QTS, this book is an essential resource for all new primary teachers.
Holidays Of The World Cookbook For Students
Lois Sinaiko Webb - 1995
Whether young people are researching holiday customs and foods or planning to prepare the meals described in the book, they will find all of the recipes especially adapted for preparation by student chefs. Recommended for grades 4-12.
John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks' Tour Of Crime And Corruption in St Paul, 1920-1936
Paul Maccabee - 1995
Paul, it is one of the best books of local history I have ever read -- about any city anywhere on Earth. While writing Public Enemies' I kept it on my desk at all times. I daresay one cannot call himself a real Minnesotan if you haven't read it. The book is just that darned good." --Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and Birth of the FBI, 1933-34, the basis for Public Enemies, the movie starring Johnny DeppThis book is based on more than 100,000 pages of FBI files and wiretaps, prison and police records, and mob confessions. Interviews with 250 crime victims, policemen, gun molls, and family members of criminals bring these public enemies to life. Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bank robberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and 1930s gangster era. You'll also find Crooks' Tour maps and more than 130 rare FBI, police, and family photographs. "An engrossing story of a veritable Rogues Gallery of criminals, including Ma Barker and Machine Gun Kelly. An exciting and comprehensive study of St. Paul gangland based on extensive research in FBI records, John Dillinger Slept Here is good history and fascinating reading." - Prof. Hubert Nelli, author, The Business of Crime."A delightfully written chronicle of gangland crime as it happened in the 1920s and 1930s, filled with diligent research and insight. Highly informative - my father would have enjoyed it!" - Bruce Barnes, son of George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes.
Children's Literature Comes of Age: Toward a New Aesthetic (Children's Literature and Culture)
Maria Nikolajeva - 1995
A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature.
Jump Up and Say!: A Collection of Black Storytelling
Linda Goss - 1995
Collected here are family stories and moral fables, ghost stories and tales rich in humor, along with raps and rhymes, memoirs and commentaries, and songs, stories and poems about freedom, protest, and the change.
Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928
David Wallace Adams - 1995
Only by removing Indian children from their homes for extended periods of time, policymakers reasoned, could white "civilization" take root while childhood memories of "savagism" gradually faded to the point of extinction. In the words of one official, "Kill the Indian and save the man." Education for Extinction offers the first comprehensive account of this dispiriting effort. Much more than a study of federal Indian policy, this book vividly details the day-to-day experiences of Indian youths living in a "total institution" designed to reconstruct them both psychologically and culturally. Based upon extensive use of government archives, Indian and teacher autobiographies, and school newspapers, it is essential reading for anyone interested in Western history, Native American studies, American race relations, educational history, or multi-culturalism.
Augustine: Major Writings
Benedict J. Groeschel - 1995
Benedict J. Groeschel, shows how Augustine's influential work is just as relevant today as it was 1,600 years ago. A charming and accessible approach to the master, Augustine combines a variety of translations with Groeschel's own reflections and insight.
Landscaping with Perennials
Elizabeth Stell - 1995
Discover exciting ways to use perennials to turn difficult sites into eye-catching landscape features. Plus, learn how to organize perennials into theme plantings - such as a cottage garden, a butterfly garden or a cutting garden - to provide flowers and foliage you can enjoy indoors and out.
Ellen Gunderson Traylor - 1995
Marissa only wanted to love him, Josef used his friendship to betray him, and Delilah's passion was the tool of her ambition. Their lives revolved around one man, chosen by God, captive to his passions. One woman can make him weak. One God can make him strong.
Keywords for Childrenas Literature
Philip Nel - 1995
Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children's Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature.Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories: Award-winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children's Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child_Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality. The scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this collection essential reading for all scholars in the field. In the spirit of Raymond Williams' seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children's literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished.Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.
Ayurveda Secrets of Healing: Complete Ayurvedic Guide to Healing Through Pancha Karma Seasonal Therapies, Diet, Herbal Remedies and Memory
Maya Tiwari - 1995
In this definitive work, Maya Tiwari is the first author to reveal this sophisticated and timeless healing process in a way which is both comprehensive and readily adaptable to modern western culture. This book ..".will be of immense value to health professionals as well as those who are interested in healing themselves," says Dr. Deepak Chopra, M.D.