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The Orchestration of the Failure of Society By Jason Randolph
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A seminal treatise regarding modern global society, the progression of technology and communication. Incorporating Biblical principles and concepts in opposition to the pursuits of... More > humanism, post-modernism, existentialism, hedonism while illuminating the role of Satan in widely accepted social philosophies and sciences (as originally structured by the seven men discussed). Demonstrates how the internet and other developing communication technologies, though not capable of being evil themselves, are being used to increase rebellion against that which is solely good, valuable and true. w/ included annotated Humanist Manifestos< Less
Unlikely Brothers: Just Trying to Make it Home By Shannon Newberry
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Alan Newberry always believed it was a man’s duty to answer his country’s call and serve with dignity. When he received his draft notice at age nineteen, he knew he had to mentally... More > prepare himself for what he was about to face: a brutal war in Vietnam. In a riveting memoir, Alan’s son, Shannon, shares a walk through not only his father’s journey, but also the journeys of other soldiers who put their lives on the line for freedom. Beginning with Alan’s arrival at boot camp in 1969, Shannon details how his father became “brothers” with his fellow soldiers while attempting to survive infantry life, learning to kill or be killed, and facing the brutal North Vietnamese Army. As Shannon chronicles the soldiers’ experiences from the battlefields to their eventual return home, he reveals the many challenges they faced while processing the emotional after-effects of a war that took so many young lives.< Less
RESPONSE ABILITY: A Complete Guide to Bystander Intervention By Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D.
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Increasingly, it is being recognized that the solution to health and social justice problems requires that we engage bystanders – individuals who observe a problem and want to do something but... More > don’t. Despite the importance of this issue and the fact that most people want to “do the right thing” there are almost no books which explain bystander behavior, why it occurs, and what can be done about it. This book meets this need, reviewing research and theory on bystander behavior, explaining why people don’t act even when not acting goes against their conscience and values, and offering practical solutions and skills for intervening in a safe, effective and respectful way. If you were ever worried about someone’s behavior and wanted to do something but didn’t, this book is for you.< Less
Adobe for Fashion: Illustrator CS6 By Robin Schneider
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The ultimate guide to drawing fashion flats. Beginners will be drawing flats like a pro in no time. Professional users will find a wealth of tips and tricks to increase productivity. Learn to:... More > Master the pen tool; Draw technical flats with ease; Organize layers for quick and easy editing; Create custom brush and symbol libraries; Design seamless patterns; Generate multiple color ways fast. A great companion text for "Illustrator for Fashion Design: Drawing Flats" at Lynda.com< Less
The Bluffton Expedition: The Burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, During the Civil War By Jeff Fulgham
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JUNE 4, 1863... As the sun began to set below the horizon across the May River estuary, smoke clouds still billowed from the burning homes and buildings of the town; when it rose on the morning of... More > June 5, it was evident that Bluffton's antebellum way of life had vanished forever. Perhaps in an omen of what was to come for the South, the burning of Bluffton, South Carolina, in 1863 was a prelude to the farewell of the Southern plantation era and of the institution of slavery. In the years leading up to the Civil War, Bluffton had gained national prominence as a hotbed of secessionist activity. The Bluffton Movement was sparked during a fiery political gathering held under a sprawling and magnificent live oak now referred to as the Secession Oak. The movement generated a dangerous whirlwind of political rhetoric that only war and devastation would silence. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jeff Fulgham has served in operations Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.< Less
¡A Conversar! Level 1 Student Book (2nd Edition) By Tara Bradley Williams
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The 4-level ¡A Conversar! conversational Spanish series was designed for the adult learner classroom, with each Level covering approximately 16 hours of instruction...perfect for community... More > colleges and continuing education courses! The focus is on communication, not grammar, utilizing fun, and low-pressure activities, games, and exercises to "bridge the gap in comunicación." The Level 1 introductory course has been designed specifically for the adult learner who has never formally studied Spanish or for those who have traveled or studied a bit, but struggle to form sentences. The Level 1 workbook and downloadable mp3 files include greetings and introductions, colors, numbers, basic food ingredients and cooking actions, parts of the body, Spanish pronunciation, likes/dislikes, family, time, small talk, prices, and simple conversational language. Click here to download the audio files.< Less
Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives - A Toolbox of Retrospective Exercises By Luis Gonçalves, Ben Linders
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Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives helps you and your teams to do retrospectives effectively and efficiently. It's a toolbox with many exercises for facilitating retrospectives, supported with... More > the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they bring, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives. If you are a Scrum master, agile coach, project manager, product manager or facilitator then this book helps you to discover and apply new ways to do Valuable Agile Retrospectives with your teams. With plenty of exercises you can develop your own personal Retrospectives Toolbox to become more proficient in doing retrospectives and get more out of them.< Less
The Queen's Code (Paperback) By Alison Armstrong
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The long-standing war between the sexes is the stuff of legend. In TV ads, sitcoms and chick flicks everywhere, we've all seen the images—the long suffering woman and the clueless, insensitive... More > man. But what if it's all a misunderstanding? In this fairy tale for the contemporary woman, Kimberlee seeks advice and discovers a treasure chest of esoteric knowledge hidden within her own family. As she unravels the mysteries of men's behavior in this romantic journey, so will you. As she learns the Language of Heroes, and transforms how she relates to men, so will you. Whether you're in love with men or frustrated by them—or both—The Queen's Code creates a new ethic and approach for interacting with men in a way that honors both sexes. From eight distinct points-of-view, you'll get an intimate look inside the hearts and minds of both men and women as we struggle to understand ourselves and each other. Visit www.QueensCode.com for information, videos and more! NOTE: DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO ONLINE E-READER< Less
Sic Transit: Poems By Howard Bray
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The debut collection from Washington journalist and promenadeur Howard Bray.
Kiwimade Narrative Sermons By Myk Habets
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This collection of over forty narrative sermons illustrate the science and art of taking a text of Scripture, almost any text, and crafting it into a narrative that effectively and affectively... More > communicates the content of Holy Scripture in ways that impact the congregation. Spanning the canon of Holy Scripture the present volume represents a snapshot of current preaching by Baptist women and men from Aotearoa New Zealand in an attempt to teach by illustration what narrative sermons may look like, and to model the potential they have to communicate God’s Word written. Originally preached to a diverse range of congregations, each sermon has been re-written for publication and illustrates biblical fidelity, imaginative creativity, and contextual sensitivity. Kiwimade Narrative Sermons is a key resource text for classes on homiletics, a refresher course for seasoned ministers of the Word, and a devotional aid in its own right.< Less
The Vampyre: A Tale By John Polidori
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The Vampire; A Tale is considered to be the first work of modern vampire literature.The gothic horror story was originally published, without permission and attributed to Lord Byron, in the British... More > New Monthly Magazine in 1819, against the wishes and repeated complaints of both authors. It is the story of the bloodthirsty Lord Ruthven, a character often compared to Lord Byron himself. Born in London in 1795, doctor and author John Polidori traveled with Lord Byron as his personal physician in 1816 (the “Year Without a Summer”), during which time “The Vampyre” was written. Polidori died in London in 1821 at the age of 25. This new edition is part of the Supernatural Fox Sisters’ Supernatural History Series. The newly typeset and edited works are included in collections of books and artifact reproductions focusing on places and events in supernatural history, available through thesupernaturalfoxsisters.com.< Less
Atheism Religion and Life (A Layman's Perspective) By Brian Hinkley
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A book that lays bare the fallacy of religion. It makes an unmistakable statement on the personal effect religion has on the individual; and the damage inflicted on the cultural, political and... More > economic life of the world’s population. Arguments for and against religion, atheism and the philosophy of life are examined, but always geared towards the layman. Humour, and irreverent commentary, assists the reader to question Bible events, in a fashion that helps the ordinary person to understand religion from an atheist’s perspective. The bogus claims made by religions, are dissected by the clever use of stories, quotes, and examining relevant sections of the Bible. Veiled sections of the Bible that most of the public either have never heard of, or don’t believe exist are exposed. A provocative read to challenge both the religious and non-religious. It is concise and understandable. Agree or disagree, one thing all critics agree upon, it will make you think about life and religion.< Less
The Shoestring Letters By Edgar Madsen
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Retrieved from under a thatched roof in Denmark, a long-forgotten bundle of letters brings this inspiring saga of the American immigrant experience. Ellis Island's dark history is revealed and... More > solution to an immigration problem vexing early years of the 20th century. The reformer's identity will surprise you! One letter from 1919 reveals opportunity afforded women by Denmark's progressive educational system. Another written on board a ship coming to America in 1928 tells what the voyage was really like. Letters from the Great Depression lament hopes dashed by broken economies on both sides of the Atlantic. Trials and triumphs of World War II are recalled, including Denmark's finest hour in 1943. Immigrant children who became our soldiers and sailors are honored. Chicago's cultural melting pot is fondly remembered. After transitioning from Danish folk dancing to the American square dance, one immigrant offers a touching tribute to all who ventured away from their homeland to become Americans.< Less