Religion

Fifty Shades of Grace

Author: The Herald Press Editors

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 809

Fifty Shades of Grace: Stories of Inspiration and Promise is a collection of inspiring stories about experiencing God's grace in the midst of everyday life. Each of the fifty stories will uplift readers with profound narratives about life and faith. This book explores what grace looks like in action-even in a world jaded by violence and unforgiveness--and how it can triumph over great tragedy with mercy and hope. Free downloadable study guide available here.
History

Flags of the Fifty States

Author: Randy Howe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 508

Flags of the Fifty States is an indispensable historical reference and a fascinating, beautiful pictorial guide to the rich diversity of America's fifty states. It provides a colorful way to learn about how the United States grew and prospered and shaped itself and its banners over the years. With stunning, full-color reproductions of each flag, this book offers a thorough and eminently readable account of how and why each flag was designed, what the various symbols and figures in the flags mean, and how each flag evolved. Throughout are interesting facts and sidebars that answer such questions as why Alaska is represented by the Big Dipper, what significance the diamond has in the flag of Arkansas, which state features the Union Jack on its flag, and what impact the Civil War had on designs of the state flags of the South.
Sports & Recreation

Fifty Shades of White

Author: Gary Edwards

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 473

Fifty Shades of White is Gary Edwards's fifth book; and he returns with more fabulous, rib-tickling tales that come with half a century of following one of the most talked about football clubs in the world. Like the time he was asked to accompany a four-and-a-half-foot tall monk with a large hearing aid, who hadn't previously left his abbey for 25 years, to a Leeds United game as part of a BBC documentary. Or the time he escaped from hospital, still in his hospital gown and attached to a catheter, a blood bag, several needles and with two tampons stuck up his nose to travel 70 miles up the A1 in a thunderstorm for a relatively meaningless Leeds game at Darlington. There is a fascinating, controversial and hilarious insight into Leeds United's former owner Ken Bates, gleaned from being a special guest at his birthday and Christmas parties for eight consecutive years. Fifty Shades of White gives a unique fan insight into the club and a life devoted to Leeds United.

51 Shades of Maggie, Glesga Style;a Glasgow Parody of 50 Shades of Grey: Shades of Maggie, Glesga Style; Imprint Information; About Leesa Harker; Mr Big Works at the Dole; Late-night Shopliftin at B & Q; The Red Room of Pain; The BIG Contract; Maggie Gets the Chinos Off; A Romantic Dinner an a Revelation; A Pump on the Bus Tour; Back-to-work Bap Wash; Maggie's Dilemma; Meetin the Parents; Floozie in the Jacuzzi; Nine-to-five Hell; Doggin in the Docks; Music to My Ears; An Ice-cream Poke; Maggie's Mix Tape; Deirdre Goes Ape-shit; No Pain, No Gain?; Acknowledgements

Author: Leesa Harker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

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This is the story of lovable Maggie Muff - an ordinary Glesga girl with attitude, looking for love, who thinks she knows what she wants in a man. She is called in by the Dole and meets Mr Big, who is talk, dark, handsome, and gorgeous in his chinos. He seems like the man of her dreams, but that's before he introduces her to his Red Room of Pain. Will the pain be worth it? Will Maggie get her fairy tale ending? Or will it all be too much to bear? The Glasgow version of the bestselling Fifty Shades of Red White and Blue.
Antiques & Collectibles

Catalog No. 439

Author: Charles Schneider

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 529

Do you wish to separate the jolly good fellows from the dour sour pusses from those who seek to ASCEND TO THEIR SIDE DEGREES―but you suffer from lack of imagination when it comes to constructing elaborate hazing rituals and DEVICES? Does fake vomit, joy buzzers and a party pack of fake moustaches only produce yawns, rather than giggles, among your once-merry members? Well, look no further than Catalog no. 439: Burlesque and Side degree Specialties: Paraphernalia and Costumes, in which the manufacturers De Moulin Bros. & Co. from Greenville, Ill. feature the finest electro-dropo benches, goat-shaped tricycles, electric branding irons (and much much more)! Not only does this 1930 catalog, reproduced with marvelous 21st century machinery, provide tightly rendered pen-and-ink period illustrations and detailed product descriptions, it also has helpful how-tos and scripts to aid in the pulling of these pranks on initiates!
Sports & Recreation

Playing on an Uneven Field

Author: Yuya Kiuchi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 816

We expect sports to be fair and equal—everyone who tries out has a chance to play and everyone who plays hard has a chance to win. But is that really true? In reality, female athletes are paid far less than their male counterparts. Youth sports often cost too much for many families to participate in. African American athletes continue to face discrimination both on and off the field. Adaptive sports are considered to be only for those with disabilities. But there are signs of progress as sports organizations try to promote equality and fairness. This study explores the intricacies of inclusion and exclusion in sports.
Fiction

Surrender in Crime

Author: elise sax

Publisher: 13 Lakes Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Ever since Piper walked out of the Redwood Forest, naked and amnesiac, she’s been desperate to find out who she is and why so many people want her dead. Now, engaged to be married to the love of her life, she’s about to discover the truth of her identity. Will it derail her plans, her relationship, and her happiness, or will she finally get her happy ending with a fresh beginning? Surrender in Crime is the fourth and final book in the Partners in Crime Thrillers series. It is a funny international thriller and action adventure romance. “Elise Sax will win your heart.” —New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis “Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.” —New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig “With quirky characters reminiscent of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series and a small-town heroine redolent of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse.” —RT Book Reviews “Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.” —Booklist, on An Affair to Dismember “A lighthearted and amusing caper with a sexy side order of romance . . . Gladie is an endearing mess of a character, and the book is fast-paced and amusing, with a large cast of quirky, small-town characters.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Matchpoint “There’s plenty for fans to enjoy in Sax’s third Matchmaker installment, complete with energetic narration, zany humor and a mystery that’s as engaging as the details of Gladie’s love life.” —RT Book Reviews, on Love Game
Fiction

A Case of Serendipity

Author: K. J. Farnham

Publisher: K. J. Farnham Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 270

Ruth Bateman is at her wit’s end. If Bucky’s Beans doesn’t stop spamming her phone with discount codes for frou-frou java concoctions, she’s going to flip. After multiple failed attempts to unsubscribe, Ruth takes to the company’s Facebook page to vent her frustration over the never-ending texts. When attorney, Henry Mancuso, stumbles upon Ruth’s complaint, he has no idea that a simple Facebook scroll is going to change his life. Now, he has to get Ruth to agree to a class action lawsuit when she’s just looking for some peace on her mobile device—not a drawn-out case against a coffeehouse giant. As Ruth and Henry battle the legal waters, a friendship full of fun and spontaneity blooms. But could something more be brewing between these two and this coffeehouse case?
Music

Fifty Shades of Crimson

Author: Pete Tomsett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 131

Features interviews with Bill Bruford, Peter Giles, Gordon Haskell, Judy Dyble and more . . . In 1969 five young Englishmen calling themselves King Crimson altered the course of rock music, and despite a revolving-door lineup, the band has continued to innovate and inspire for more than fifty years. Fifty Shades of Crimson tells the story of this legendary band and of the unique English guitarist Robert Fripp it revolves around. With a deep passion for the music, author Pete Tomsett celebrates the achievements of Fripp and the array of incredible talent that has passed through Crimson, while not shying away from the many behind-the-scenes difficulties. Getting signed after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, Crimson shot to fame with their debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King, becoming one of the most influential bands of that era and triggering the rise of prog rock. While going through countless personnel, including Greg Lake, Bill Bruford and John Wetton, rejecting Elton John and Bryan Ferry along the way, they have put out many highly acclaimed albums and to this day maintain a big international following. In their early years Fripp's band reached the same commercial heights as the likes of David Bowie and Pink Floyd. However, as an intellectual who despised the practices of the music business, Fripp preferred innovation over chasing big sales. In 1974 he withdrew from mainstream music, becoming involved with the Fourth Way philosophy, but was eventually tempted back and reformed Crimson to much acclaim in the eighties. As well as also having collaborations with Brian Eno, Andy Summers and others, Fripp has created new forms of instrumental music, run his own idiosyncratic guitar courses and set up an ethical record company. Both genius and 'a special sort of awkward', Fripp has never been afraid to take his music where no one has gone before, and Crimson have been a powerful influence on everyone from Genesis and Yes to Roxy Music and Radiohead, creating a legacy that will live on for decades more!
History

Red, White, or Yellow?

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 420

War has always attracted journalists, such as Ernest Hemingway in the Spanish Civil War or David Halberstam in Vietnam. And war reporting has often been controversial as well as influential, like William Randolph Hearst's "yellow journalism" in the Spanish-American War. But what happens when 24/7 news channels and the Internet make news instantaneous . . . when the public's attention span decreases . . . when political and military leaders employ slick spinmeisters to package the news . . . when reporters lose their objectivity? In this passionate look at how war is reported in the age of Fox News and blogging, Charles Jones takes readers from the front page to the front lines--and back again--to explore how the Iraq War has been covered. Along the way he interviews journalists and military leaders--including Jim Lehrer of PBS, Jamie McIntyre of CNN, Rick Atkinson of the Washington Post, Joe Klein of Time, and former Marine Gen. James L. Jones--and describes the conflict between the media, which claims a right to know, and the military, which claims a need for secrecy and security. Jones shows us Geraldo Rivera drawing battle plans in the sand, MSNBC censoring Phil Donahue, and Donald Rumsfeld "oh golly"-ing reporters at the Pentagon and answers these questions: • Why has public interest in news about Iraq declined since 2003? • Why do most people seem to care more about Britney Spears and Paris Hilton than about the latest casualties in Iraq? And why do many news outlets indulge those preferences? • How does the embedding process work? Has it been successful? • How has the military disseminated information about the war? • To what extent has the Bush administration twisted the facts? • How do reporters balance objectivity and patriotism? • What are the obligations of a journalist in wartime?
Family & Relationships

Fifty Shades of Faithful

Author: Mary C. Findley

Publisher: Findley Family Video Publications

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 903

Christian, Bondage, adultery, golddigger, spouse abuse, sex trafficking
Medical

Clinical Management of Melanoma

Author: H.F. Seigler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 522

View: 894

Melanoma is a disease entity that has the capability of involving all organ systems of the human body. During the last decade a dramatic increase in the incidence of this disease has been noted. It is surpassed in this dreadful statistic only by carcinoma of the lung. During this time frame, much has been defined and written concerning the histopathology and prognostic fac tors of this neoplastic disorder. The relative ease of maintaining this malig nant cell in tissue culture has permitted the cellular biologist, tumor immu nologist, immunochemist and geneticist an ideal in vitro experimental mod el for advancing our understanding of human malignancy. Histopathologic features, prognostic factors, membrane antigenic expression and host-tumor relationship in this disease have all been extensively studied and it has thus become evident that melanoma can and does serve as a prototype for the study of human malignancies in general. Basic scientists including embry ologists, immunologists, virologists, immunochemists, geneticists, biostatisti cians and cellular biologists, should find this monograph of interest. Bridg ing clinical specialists including the pathologist, diagnostic and therapeutic radiologist and epidemiologist will also find areas of interest in these writ ings. Because of the fact that melanoma can involve all organ systems, clin icians ranging from family practitioners to the subspecialists should become thoroughly familiar with the clinical aspects of this disease, which are fully covered in this book. Locoregional therapIes are discussed in some depth.
Juvenile Nonfiction

20 Fun Facts About the US Flag

Author: Maria Nelson

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 521

The Stars and Stripes, with its iconic colors and patterns, has long been a symbol of freedom in the United States and all over the world. But the US flag we're familiar with today has only been around since 1959. Before that, the flag took on many different arrangements. Readers will learn about the many versions of the US flag that came before our current version. Colorful, patriotic photographs aid readers in understanding the text, as do informative graphic organizers.
Photography

Coloring the Universe

Author: Travis Rector

Publisher: University of Alaska Press

ISBN:

Category: Photography

Page: 250

View: 200

With a fleet of telescopes in space and giant observatories on the ground, professional astronomers produce hundreds of spectacular images of space every year. These colorful pictures have become infused into popular culture; we find them on billboards, in commercials, and on our computers. But they also invite questions: Is this what outer space really looks like? Are the colors real? How are these images made? "Coloring the Universe" uses accessible language to describe how these giant telescopes work, what scientists learn with them, and how they are used to make color images. Both informative and beautiful, this book is filled with brilliant images of deep space as well as an insider s perspective by the people who make them."