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From A High Tower

Author : Mercedes Lackey
ISBN : 9781783299621
Genre : Fiction
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When a man is caught stealing from a walled garden owned by a strange woman, he bargains away his youngest daughter in return for food for his family. The woman, rumored to be a witch, takes the golden-haired child and locks her away in a high tower. Sixteen years later, Giselle has lived an isolated life, but her adoptive mother has trained her in Air magic, and Giselle must use her new skills on a quest to avenge her broken heart...
Category: Fiction

If The Gods Had Meant Us To Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates

Author : Jim Hightower
ISBN : 9780062036797
Genre : Humor
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If anything, in this presidential election special, he's madder than ever! In his earlier bestseller, There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos, Hightower only began to tap into the deep yearning that Americans have for a new politics that speaks to them from a real-world, kitchen-table perspective. Now, with the year 2000 being an especially significant marker for contemplating our country's direction, not only for the new year but for the new century and the new millennium, it's time for citizens to reclaim their political, economic, and cultural heritage. Leading the way with his hilariously irreverent yet profoundly serious book is our name-naming, podium-pounding, point-them-in-the-right-direction populist, Hightower himself. He whacks conventional wisdom right upside the head,showing,with startling facts and compelling personal stories, that despite a so-called period of prosperity, America's middle class is getting mugged, and that far from being ordained by the gods,globalization is globaloney! Hightower rips the mass off of the candidates, the parties, the consultants, and especially the moneyed powers whoa re supporting all of the leading presidential hopefuls. he's mad about them all--but what he's maddest about, what really gets his goat,is that they are all the same! To paraphrase Jim, American politicians are alike because they don't come cheap. In fact, they're all very expansive. which is why only the rich can own them and why their allegiance is definitely not to regular,worka-day citizens. No one is spared in this insightful and engaging blend of horror and success stories, hard-hitting commentary, laugh-out-loud humor, useful facts, and sparkling language. An equal opportunity muckraker and conscientious agitator for "We the people," Hightower inspires us to take charge again, to build a new politics, and, together, to build a better tomorrow. Jim Hightower's If the Gods Had Meant Us to Vote They Would Have Given Us Candidates proves yet again that his is a uniquely wise and peerlessly singular voice in the maelstrom of political prattle.
Category: Humor

Let S Stop Beating Around The Bush

Author : Jim Hightower
ISBN : 9781101215449
Genre : Political Science
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America in 2004 is color coded—and it’s not just a matter of red, white, and blue. The terror alert bounces from yellow to orange. The economy offers up a hundred shades of red ink. The environment is turning brown. National security is cloaked in gray shadows. And Jim Hightower covers it all with uncommon insight, political fearlessness, and laugh-out-loud humor. America’s #1 populist gives us Let’s Stop Beating Around the Bush—a hard- hitting, fact-filled review of the real state of the union that you won’t get from the establishment media. With his daily radio commentaries and award-winning monthly newsletter, no one has chronicled the madness of King George the W, the wimpiness of corporate Democrats, and the aggressive avarice of Wall Street with the thoroughness and tenacity of Hightower. Now he brings that investigative punch into this wild and woolly book of fiery essays. With his satirical “Six Perfectly Good Reasons to Re-elect George W. Bush;” his mix of damning indictments and uplifting stories; and side bars, cartoons, games, and puzzles, Hightower has done the impossible: He has created a subversive read that makes politics fun again.
Category: Political Science

Old Firehand

Author : Karl May
ISBN : 9783843042925
Genre : Fiction
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Karl May: Old Firehand In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17. S. 107–109, 123–125, 139–141, 155–157, 173–176, 188–192, 204–208, 220–224, 236–240, 253–256 u. 269–272. – Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Reprint in: Erstdrucke Karl Mays in Faksimile- Ausgaben. Serie III: Beiträge in der Zeitschrift »Deutsches Familienblatt« (1875/76). Hamburg: Karl-May-Gesellschaft 1975. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage sind die Ausgaben: Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 7, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 8, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 9, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 10, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 11, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 12, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 13, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 14, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 15, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 16, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Aus der Mappe eines Vielgereisten von Karl May. Nr. 2. Old Firehand. In: Deutsches Familienblatt. Wochenschrift für Geist und Gemüth zur Unterhaltung für Jedermann. 1. Jg. Nr. 1–17, Nr. 17, Dresden: H.G. Münchmeyer (1875). Die Paginierung obiger Ausgaben wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: T.D. Booth, The Trapper’s Last Shot, um 1820s. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.
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Kubernetes Up And Running

Author : Kelsey Hightower
ISBN : 9781491936023
Genre : Computers
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Legend has it that Google deploys over two billion application containers a week. How’s that possible? Google revealed the secret through a project called Kubernetes, an open source cluster orchestrator (based on its internal Borg system) that radically simplifies the task of building, deploying, and maintaining scalable distributed systems in the cloud. This practical guide shows you how Kubernetes and container technology can help you achieve new levels of velocity, agility, reliability, and efficiency. Authors Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, and Joe Beda—who’ve worked on Kubernetes at Google and other organizatons—explain how this system fits into the lifecycle of a distributed application. You will learn how to use tools and APIs to automate scalable distributed systems, whether it is for online services, machine-learning applications, or a cluster of Raspberry Pi computers. Explore the distributed system challenges that Kubernetes addresses Dive into containerized application development, using containers such as Docker Create and run containers on Kubernetes, using the docker image format and container runtime Explore specialized objects essential for running applications in production Reliably roll out new software versions without downtime or errors Get examples of how to develop and deploy real-world applications in Kubernetes
Category: Computers

Alien Blues

Author : Lynn Hightower
ISBN : 9781504021258
Genre : Fiction
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A jaded homicide detective working a serial murder case is teamed up with a new partner—a law enforcer from an alien race Big-city life in the near future is full of violence and tension for Saigo City homicide detective David Silver. His latest assignment is to track down a serial killer dubbed “Machete Man” because he hacks his victims to pieces. But Silver and his partner Mel Burnett just caught a break: One of Machete Man’s intended victims—an elderly woman who would’ve been number six—escapes. And the killer left some DNA behind. Too bad the bureaucrats in charge have brought in a third wheel to assist the Homicide Task Force. Hailing from a superior race gifted with advanced technology, the Elaki have come to Earth to advise in everything from politics to medicine to big business—and now, it seems, police fieldwork. Standing seven feet tall with scales that ripple in the breeze, String resembles a stingray and smells like fresh lime. But he’s turning out to be an unexpected asset in a case that’s quickly morphing into something even more sinister: a far-reaching conspiracy that could leave a lot more people dead, including Detective Silver. A twisting, complex crime tale with intriguing characters, including Silver’s DEA- turned-enforcer wife, Rose, and an Elaki named the Puzzle Solver, Alien Blues realistically depicts a world in which aliens and humans can coexist.
Category: Fiction

Diagnosis

Author : Jane Marie Hightower
ISBN : 1597264539
Genre : Medical
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One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent cause. She was not alone. Dr. Hightower saw numerous patients with similar, inexplicable ailments, and eventually learned that there were many more around the nation and the world. They had little in common—except a healthy appetite for certain fish. Dr. Hightower’s quest for answers led her to mercury, a poison that has been plaguing victims for centuries and is now showing up in seafood. But this “explanation” opened a Pandora’s Box of thornier questions. Why did some fish from supermarkets and restaurants contain such high levels of a powerful poison? Why did the FDA base its recommendations for “safe” mercury consumption on data supplied by Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist extremists? And why wasn’t the government warning its citizens? In Diagnosis: Mercury, Dr. Hightower retraces her investigation into the modern prevalence of mercury poisoning, revealing how political calculations, dubious studies, and industry lobbyists endanger our health. While mercury is a naturally occurring element, she learns there’s much that is unnatural about this poison’s prevalence in our seafood. Mercury is pumped into the air by coal-fired power plants and settles in our rivers and oceans, and has been dumped into our waterways by industry. It accumulates in the fish we eat, and ultimately in our own bodies. Yet government agencies and lawmakers have been slow to regulate pollution or even alert consumers. Why? The trail of evidence leads to Canada, Japan, Iraq, and various U.S. institutions, and as Dr. Hightower puts the pieces together, she discovers questionable connections between ostensibly objective researchers and industries that fear regulation and bad press. Her tenacious inquiry sheds light on a system in which, too often, money trumps good science and responsible government. Exposing a threat that few recognize but that touches many, Diagnosis: Mercury should be required reading for everyone who cares about their health.
Category: Medical

Accounting And Finance Policies And Procedures

Author : Rose Hightower
ISBN : 9780470273104
Genre : Business & Economics
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Policies and procedures are the foundation of internal controls for organizations. Taking a complicated subject and breaking it into manageable components, this book enables you to hit the ground running and significantly accelerate your completion of a solid policies and procedures program. Comprehensive and practical, this useful book provides you with sample documents you can personalize and customize to meet your company's needs.
Category: Business & Economics

Hightower

Author : D. F. Sparks
ISBN : 9781480972667
Genre : Fiction
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Hightower by D. F. Sparks After a long campaign and participating in many battles with the Comanche, Sioux, and Apache, Hightower has earned some time off from scouting for the U.S. Cavalry. He intended to spend it by going back to his hometown, visiting the old homestead, and meeting up with his father’s best friend, Judge Tatum. Little did he know that when he met the Judge he would also meet the love of his life, the Judge’s oldest daughter, Rachel. While on leave in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Hightower was going to have an arrowhead removed from his back, requiring him to rest. After the operation, the Judge’s wife and two daughters, Rachel and Dorothy, have taken it upon themselves to care for Hightower. Just as he was healing, he received a telegram stating he was needed to track down a killer. To make it legal, so Hightower would not be branded as a Bounty Hunter, the Judge pulled some strings and had Hightower sworn in as a United States Marshall. There was only one problem, the killer was Raymond Carter, Hightower’s half-brother. Carter has acquired a reputation of a gunfighter, but he had to commit five cold-blooded murders for the title. Hightower’s orders were to bring Carter in alive, so he could be hung.
Category: Fiction

The Family Hightower

Author : Brian Francis Slattery
ISBN : 9781609805647
Genre : Fiction
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*** Named a Kirkus Reviews Starred Title in Their 10/01/14 Issue *** In 1968 two boys are born into a large family, both named for their grandfather, Peter Henry Hightower. One boy—Peter—grows up in Africa and ends up a journalist in Granada. The other—Petey—becomes a minor criminal, first in Cleveland and then in Kiev. In 1995, Petey runs afoul of his associates and disappears. But the criminals, bent on revenge, track down the wrong cousin, and the Peter in Granada finds himself on the run. He bounces from one family member to the next, piecing together his cousin's involvement in international crime while learning the truth about his family's complicated history. Along the way the original Peter Henry Hightower's story is revealed, until it catches up with that of his children, revealing how Peter and Petey have been living in their grandfather's shadow all along. The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend of the self-made man, and what money can do to people. Like Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, The Family Hightower stretches across both generations and continents, bearing the weight of family secrets and the inevitable personal toll they take on loved ones despite our best intentions. From the Hardcover edition.
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