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Don T Get Too Comfortable

Author : David Rakoff
ISBN : 0385516835
Genre : Humor
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A bitingly funny grand tour of our culture of excess from an award-winning humorist. Whether David Rakoff is contrasting the elegance of one of the last flights of the supersonic Concorde with the good-times-and-chicken-wings populism of Hooters Air; working as a cabana boy at a South Beach hotel; or traveling to a private island off the coast of Belize to watch a soft-core video shoot—where he is provided with his very own personal manservant—rarely have greed, vanity, selfishness, and vapidity been so mercilessly skewered. Somewhere along the line, our healthy self-regard has exploded into obliterating narcissism; our manic getting and spending have now become celebrated as moral virtues. Simultaneously a Wildean satire and a plea for a little human decency, Don’t Get Too Comfortable shows that far from being bobos in paradise, we’re in a special circle of gilded-age hell. This edition includes an excerpt from David Rakoff's Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.
Category: Humor

The Darkest Powers Trilogy 3 Book Bundle

Author : Kelley Armstrong
ISBN : 9780385683289
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy is collected here for the first time! The Summoning: Chloe is locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. There is definitely more to Chloe's housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to her to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt her. The Awakening: Chloe Saunders is a living science experiment--not only can she see ghosts, but she was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. She's a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control, which means she can raise the dead without even trying. Now Chloe's running for her life with three of her supernatural friends--a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch--and they have to find someone who can help them before the Edison Group catches them. The Reckoning: Chloe Saunders's life is not what you would call normal. First of all, she can't figure out how she feels about a certain antisocial werewolf or his charming brother--who just happens to be a sorcerer. Then there's the fact that she's running for her life from an evil corporation that's trying to kill her and her supernatural friends. And finally, she's a genetically altered necromancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying. But Chloe has a plan. And the end is very near.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Reframing Syrian Refugee Insecurity Through A Feminist Lens

Author : Jessy Abouarab
ISBN : 9781793613929
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Capturing the unique dynamics of a Global South-South forced migration case, the book provides a comprehensive understanding of Syrian refugee insecurity in Lebanon. It applies a transnational feminist approach to explore the plight of Syrian women who are often absent from and generally neglected in refugee securitized practices.--Elisabeth Olivius, Umeå University
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The Interpersonal Communication Playbook

Author : Teri Kwal Gamble
ISBN : 9781544332796
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Practical skills for developing successful relationships—both face-to-face and online Written in a conversational style and presented in an innovative handbook format, The Interpersonal Communication Playbook empowers you to take an active role in the development of your communication skills. Best-selling authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael Gamble provide you with abundant opportunities to make personal observations, analyze personal experiences, and assess personal growth across interpersonal contexts. Offering an array of communication settings for you to practice your skills, this text makes it easy for you to see how relevant theory can be applied to develop and maintain healthy relationships with family, friends, romantic partners, and coworkers. Key Features Insightful, relatable examples and real-world scenarios engage you and encourage you to critically reflect on your own communication dynamics. “Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter outline key objectives and help you master important concepts and prepare for exams. Opening vignettes introduce the relevance of chapter content through a contemporary example of communication in action, exemplifying chapter themes with engaging and relevant stories. “What Do You Know?” features promotes self-assessment of knowledge and encourages you to address any misconceptions you discover. “Try This” boxes promote active learning and provide you with opportunities to put your skills into practice. “Reflect On This” boxes connect theory with practice—bringing key concepts and ideas to life. “Analyze This” boxes encourage you to apply critical thinking to examples of interpersonal encounters from literature and popular culture. “Connect the Case” features includes chapter-ending cases designed to help you assess interpersonal communication outcomes to help solidify and further develop the skills learned.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Saga Never Ends

Author : Stan Campbell
ISBN : 0896933881
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Between The Lines

Author : Ian Fraser Grant
ISBN : UOM:39015064738480
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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Between the lines draws on 25,000 cartoons in New Zealand's national collection of cartoons and caricatures to present a fresh, illuminating political and social history of a century that has revolutionised life in New Zealand not once but during two turbulent periods of change.
Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Dont Get Mad Get Wise Why No One Ever M

Author : Mike George
ISBN : 9781846946851
Genre : Self-Help
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Analyzes the illusions we have created for ourselves that justify our anger. We can draw on our own inner resources to heal its scars and focus on forgiveness for ourselves and others.
Category: Self-Help

Too Close For Comfort

Author : Pip Smith
ISBN : 9781921364440
Genre : Poetry
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Pip Smith's Too Close for Comfort, is the inaugural winner of the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest, a biennial prize for a book of poetry by an Australian female poet which deals in some way with Australian culture. This award (and future awards) has been made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of Helen Anne Bell, a former student at the University of Sydney. The inaugural award in 2013 drew a highly competitive field of entries, but the judges, joanne burns, Jill Jones and myself, felt that Pip Smith's poems were the ones which engaged most robustly and imaginatively with Australian life, concerns, and culture in the 21st century. From the Foreword by Judith Beveridge.
Category: Poetry

Public Enemies

Author : Bryan Burrough
ISBN : 110103274X
Genre : History
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In Public Enemies, bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI to tell the full story—for the first time—of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year battle between the young Hoover and the assortment of criminals who became national icons: John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barkers. In an epic feat of storytelling and drawing on a remarkable amount of newly available material on all the major figures involved, Burrough reveals a web of interconnections within the vast American underworld and demonstrates how Hoover’s G-men overcame their early fumbles to secure the FBI’s rise to power.
Category: History

Looking Beyond

Author : Just Jones
ISBN : 9781300879343
Genre : Religion
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'Looking Beyond' is a 6 Month-weekly devotional. The focus of this devotional is to cause the reader to look beyond their current circumstances and have hope in through Christ.
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Don T Bunch Up

Author : William Van Zanten
ISBN : WISC:89062154729
Genre : Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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As a first lieutenant, Bill van Zanten was a company executive officer in the first stateside Marine unit committed to combat in 1965. A year later, Captain van Zanten was one of the 'Magnificent Bastards' of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, fighting in the boonies near hill 69, outside of Chu Lai. Van Zanten's experience in Vietnam is very different from the pictures made in Hollywood. It had a soldierly professionalism built on sound and rigorous training. Dedication and boot camp forged the volunteer Marines of the early war years, so that when the stakes went through the roof in Vietnam, commitment of man to man and man to unit was total. There was a soldier's intimacy, and a soldier's humour. Together they meant survival, and that is what this memoir is about.
Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Traffic Management

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ISBN : UOM:39015021813111
Genre : Freight and freightage
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Category: Freight and freightage

Silverwood

Author : Margaret Junkin Preston
ISBN : UCAL:B3327609
Genre : Virginia
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Category: Virginia

Comfort

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044092779339
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The Enterprise

Author :
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU04205073
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Prairie Farmer

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ISBN : CHI:28881554
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Questions Couples Ask

Author : Les and Leslie Parrott
ISBN : 9780310873594
Genre : Religion
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From communication, conflict, and careers to sex, in-laws, and money. Questions Couples Ask is your first resource for help with the foremost hurdles of marriage. Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott share cutting-edge insights on the 100 top questions married couples ask. Whether you want to improve your own marriage or nurture the marriages of others, Christianity's premier husband-wife marriage counseling team equips you with expert advice for building a thriving relationship.How can I be honest without hurting my partner’s feelings?What do we do when one of us is a spender and one of us is a hoarder?What can we do to protect our marriage against extramarital affairs?How can we be more spiritually intimate as a married couple?
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924083427629
Genre : Advertising
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Advertising expenditure data across multiple forms of media, including: consumer magazines, Sunday magazines, newspapers, outdoor, network television, spot television, syndicated television, cable television, network radio, and national spot radio. Lists brands alphabetically and shows total expenditures, media used, parent company and PIB classification for each brand. Also included in this report are industry class totals and rankings of the top 100 companies in each of the media.
Category: Advertising