All Shook Up

Author: Annalisa Daughety
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 1624168906
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Suzanne has everything. Suzanne Simpson’s life seemed perfect—nothing tied her down. A rental home with a yard for her dog, a job at Graceland she could leave at a moment’s notice, and long-distance boyfriends she could turn away without regret. It was exactly what she wanted: no commitments whatsoever. Until Nick Taggart came along. Suddenly the “safe” guy who wanted no commitments either was the very one she couldn’t let go. But when his past holds him back, she must face her own hurt to discover the life, and love, she never knew she needed.

Private Passions

Author: Rochelle Alers
Publisher: Kimani Press
ISBN: 0373534744
Size: 28.97 MB
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Successful journalist Emily Kirkland secretly marries her close friend and gubernatorial candidate Christopher Delgado, but their growing relationship is soon threatened by scandal and by powerful enemies out to destroy them. Reissue.

Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive

Author: Square Enix
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
ISBN: 9781506708010
Size: 48.75 MB
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The journey through the creation of the groundbreaking video games continues with this volume, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, design notes, and creator retrospectives from the original team behind the making of Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XI, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XIII, and Final Fantasy XIV. Art, commentary, and lore from a transformative era in the indispensable role-playing franchise, collected in a beautifully printed 300-plus-page hardcover. Foray into one of gaming's most iconic properties, exploring beautiful art and incisive commentary behind five of the most memorable entries in the Final Fantasy saga. Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3 authentically translates original Japanese source material to present unparalleled access for a Western audience. This incredible tome is a must-have addition to any Final Fantasy enthusiast's collection.

Pirates Privateers And Rebel Raiders Of The Carolina Coast

Author: Lindley S. Butler
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469625989
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North Carolina possesses one of the longest, most treacherous coastlines in the United States, and the waters off its shores have been the scene of some of the most dramatic episodes of piracy and sea warfare in the nation's history. Now, Lindley Butler brings this fascinating aspect of the state's maritime heritage vividly to life. He offers engaging biographical portraits of some of the most famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders to ply the Carolina waters. Covering 150 years, from the golden age of piracy in the 1700s to the extraordinary transformation of naval warfare ushered in by the Civil War, Butler sketches the lives of eight intriguing characters: the pirate Blackbeard and his contemporary Stede Bonnet; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell. Penetrating the myths that have surrounded these legendary figures, he uncovers the compelling true stories of their lives and adventures.

Living Brands Collaboration Innovation Customer Fascination

Author: Raymond Nadeau
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071466142
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A marketing master reveals how to create brands that tap into customers' lifestyles In an era of 24/7 marketing, companies are creating 'living brands' which speak directly to how consumers live, as well as what they buy. This revolutionary guide shows you how to tap into the hottest trends by taking cues from the customers. Raymond Nadeau, the mastermind behind Celine Dion's and Jennifer Lopez's fragrances shows how to search for alternative ways of connecting to consumers on deeper levels, breaking free of the focus group. By doing so, you can overcome the challenges where markets are fragmented along cultural, geographical, sociological, and aspirational lines. Key features Thought leaders at five of the world's top branding agencies reveal time-tested secrets of successful branding Filled with interviews, case studies, and detailed action plans from top marketing, branding, and ad agency executives Based on the author's groundbreaking 'Living Brands, Living Media' strategy, profiled in Brandweek and on CNN Raymond Nadeau is a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide, including Ad Age's conferences

Juggalo

Author: Steve Miller
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306823772
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The definitive book about the most misunderstood band and fan base in music history, horrorcore hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse

A Mighty Long Way

Author: Carlotta Walls Lanier
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 9780345517241
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BONUS: This edition contains an A Mighty Long Way discussion guide. When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

Homeland

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 1466805870
Size: 14.76 MB
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In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Tried By War

Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440652455
Size: 38.35 MB
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The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln?s birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Believarexic

Author: J. J. Johnson
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504026802
Size: 25.35 MB
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Asking for help is only the first step Jennifer can’t go on like this—binging, purging, starving, all while trying to appear like she’s got it all together. But when she finally confesses her secret to her parents and is hospitalized at the Samuel Tuke Center, her journey is only beginning. As Jennifer progresses through her treatment, she learns to recognize her relationships with food, friends, and family—and how each relationship is healthy or unhealthy. She has to learn to trust herself and her own instincts, but that’s easier than it sounds. She has to believe—after many years of being a believarexic. Using her trademark dark humor and powerful emotion, J. J. Johnson tells an inspiring story that is based on her own experience of being hospitalized for an eating disorder as a teenager. The innovative format—which tells Jennifer’s story through blank verse and prose, with changes in tense and voice, and uses forms, workbooks, and journal entries—mirrors the protagonist’s progress toward a healthy body and mind.