I Remember When
Author: Doris C. Smith
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Other Side of the Story Growing up, I didn’t have the best relationship with my Father. It’s ironic to me...how writing this book came about. When I was a child, I couldn’t see, in my “little eyes” the love my father had for his children. I could only see a Father that wanted to “keep us from life”. Listening to his side of the story helps me to realize that it wasn’t “life” that he was keeping us from but the “world” and “worldly things”. My Father wasn’t much of a talker back then, as a matter of fact, there was very little talk, especially when it came to “who he was and what he had done in life”. Writing his story gave me a lot of information and answers to questions I had. The “why...what...where...when...and how” was answered and explained. One of the things I admired most of his story was how...if he could do it again...he would do some of the things he done differently. He saw/sees his mistakes. We all have those moments where we wished we could “turn back the hands of time”. Most of all, what I like about his story is...where he gave his life to the Lord. I see old men on the street daily. I think...”that could have been my Father”. How I am grateful that my Father accepted Jesus and his “Lord” and “Savior”. I now understand in my “big eyes” my Father might not have been “this” or “that” but he was the “main” thing...A FATHER. I’m proud of my Father and Mother and I’m blessed to have had BOTH of them in my life. Doris C. Smith
Author: D. Russell Crane,Elaine S. Marshall
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Handbook of Families and Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives presents state-of-the-art summaries of research related to couple, marital, and family influences on health. Editors D. Russell Crane and Elaine S. Marshall, along with a distinguished group of contributors across various disciplines, bring complementary perspectives to a wide range of families and health issues. A major goal of this Handbook is to highlight common issues, concerns, and goals across diverse fields and the benefits of bringing multiple perspectives to these issues. A significant portion of the book is devoted to interventions to improve family health.
A Sniper Novel
Author: Sgt. Jack Coughlin,Donald A. Davis
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Marine sniper Kyle Swanson finds himself in the sights of a man he once idolized—a true American hero turned traitor Swanson and his beautiful girlfriend, CIA agent Lauren Carson, are on a mission in Pakistan when their world is turned inside out. Kyle is captured and thrown in prison. Lauren is accused of being a double agent. The one person they trust to help is the man who sent them on the black operation—Jim Hall, a legendary CIA agent, Kyle's sniper mentor, and Lauren's boss and former lover. But Hall has gone rogue. He is selling America's innermost secrets to a ruthless Pakistani warlord who wants to mold al- Qaeda into a legitimate political party, and secure a nuclear arsenal. For Jim Hall, his former protégé Swanson is the final obstacle. Success or failure pivots on whether Swanson can stop the old friend who trained him to be a shooter. From the streets of Washington to the Bavarian Alps, the two snipers stalk each other in a deadly hunt that has only one possible outcome.
The Good Ole Day
Author: Toni Sears
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Six years ago my mother requested that I should write a story about how things were when we all were young. The experiences we had and endured along the way while making memories that would last a lifetime. The things that we often sat around talking about on so many occasions and would laugh so hard we would be in tears. My mother felt that other people would enjoy some of our fondest memories from my childhood as she did her best to raise her children as a single parent most of the time. My family felt it was a blessing to be able to look back and laugh about it all, what my mother referred to as the good old days. There are some stories you would not believe, but they a true some are funny and some are sad. My mother passed away on Thanksgiving day of 2006 so I am really trying to keep a promise that I made to her and keep our fondest and most cherished memories from my childhood and share it with the world. That is what my mother wanted me to do, I really hope you enjoy Before We Get Old (the good old days).
Lessons for Business. Lessons for Life.
Author: Ralph Yourie
A Sneaker On My Pillow is a collection of short, motivational essays, with applications for both business and everyday life. Some are informational, while others are life-lessons, often told through anecdotal and autobiographical stories. Ralph Yourie draws upon a lifetime of experience, as a manager, sailor, husband and father, to provide readers with his own unique perspectives. It doesn't matter if you are a CEO or a mailroom clerk; this book will enlighten, inspire, educate and amuse. "With A Sneaker on My Pillow, Ralph Yourie has not only made a valuable contribution to the world of business, but demonstrates how we might get along better with one another in just about every aspect of life. He understands and respects his customers, colleagues and fellow humans and seeks to smooth the way for us by sharing lessons he's learned in his many years of management. The connections he draws between business and the rest of life delight and surprise, and his advice is so sensible, one wishes he'd run for president -- or at least move in next door. A fun and enriching read." Maria Johnson, editor, Meticulous Proofreading.
Author: Sarah Richmond
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Edmund Caruthers, London barrister and gentleman, defies his father and his class to represent the poor. With few paying customers, he struggles financially. He’s frustrated his betrothed won’t set a date to marry him. Dolly Wycliffe dreams of becoming a famous milliner. She loves Edmund, but the life of a society matron isn’t for her. Edmund’s family and friends remind her that a girl who makes hats can’t become the wife of a distinguished barrister. When a woman is found murdered in fashionable Mayfair, their two worlds collide. The victim is a shop girl and Dolly enlists Edmund’s help to find the killer. Edmund keeps a friend’s involvement a secret and Dolly realizes the toffs have rules they’re unwilling to break. Is their love enough to overcome the obstacles ahead? Will marrying be a decision they’ll both come to regret?
Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China
Author: Evan Osnos
Publisher: Random House
Category: Political Science
*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the ‘Wastepaper Queen’. Age of Ambition describes some of the billion individual lives that make up China’s story – one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in the halls of power of the world’s largest authoritarian regime. Together they describe the defining clash taking place today: between the individual and the Communist Party’s struggle to retain control. Here is a China infused with a sense of boundless possibility and teeming romance. Yet it is also riven by contradictions. It is the world’s largest buyer of Rolls Royces and Ferraris yet the word ‘luxury’ is banned from billboards. It has more Christians than members of the Communist Party. And why does a government that has lifted more people from poverty than any other so strictly restrain freedom of expression? Based on years of research, Age of Ambition is a stunning narrative that reveals China as we have never understood it before.
How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class
Author: Bijan C. Bayne
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class follows the rich history of basketball on the Island and tells the stories of the players and coaches themselves.
Author: Margaret Drabble
An archaeologist struggles to unearth her own true passions in the “richest, most absorbing novel” by the author of The Dark Flood Rises (Joyce Carol Oates). Frances Wingate is one of England’s most renowned archaeologists, having recently discovered a lost city in the Saharan desert. On the outside, she appears to have it all. But beneath the surface, the scientist deals with the demands of children and family—as well as a tumultuous, on-again, off-again romance with a married historian. It’s only when Frances throws herself into her work that she discovers some surprising connections to others, in this novel about the search for meaning in life that is “alive with ideas” (Anatole Broyard, The New York Times).
Author: John Neal Brittain
Publisher: CSS Publishing
The New Testament epistles are more than a historical record of the early church -- they are also the heart and center of Christian proclamation, clearly outlining how the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is part of God's cosmic plan of salvation. In this sermon anthology, five distinguished preachers draw valuable lessons from the pastoral letters for the complex challenges posed by life in the 21st century. Each thought-provoking message is filled with compelling stories and illustrations, and offers a clear and authentic vision of Christian faith in the context of daily life. With material for every Sunday and major celebration throughout the entire church year, this resource provides abundant seeds for preaching, teaching, and meditation, and will become a treasured addition to anyone's reference library.
Survive and Thrive During Change at Work and Throughout Life
Author: Jeanenne LaMarsh
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Due to the economic crisis, organizations are accelerating the dramatic changes they're making in the way they run their businesses. Employees, faced with these rapid and often undesirable changes, need help — and so do the organizations they work for. If change is going to be a constant in people’s lives and the number and type of changes are going to happen faster, it is imperative that people develop the ability to live in this constantly changing world without feeling like victims, but rather like partners in the changes they face. Change Better is about how to develop the critical skills and tools necessary to cope with change at work and in one's personal life. These skills and the tools that go with them help people gain control over the changes in their lives. Jeanenne LaMarsh shows the ways in which readers can help themselves to change and the ways in which they will be able to accept, deal with, and maximize change with the greatest speed and least pain.
An ebook exclusive from Carole Matthews
Author: Carole Matthews
Publisher: Hachette UK
Three short stories from the wonderfully warm Carole Matthews. All I Want for Christmas is You Christmas is around the corner but Maria just can't get into the spirit - will she ever find Mr Right? But when a secret admirer starts leaving her poems and notes, it looks as though her luck is about to change . . . Cold Turkey Tara is in love with a man she can't have. She expected to spend Christmas with him but when the big day arrives, she finds herself alone. Sad and upset, Tara just wants to ignore the festive season - and then a chance encounter changes everything. About Gardening I love my husband Sam but our relationship isn't what it used to be. Can I find a way to bring us back together? Treat yourself to this heart-warming collection today. Added extra alert! Contains the opening chapters from Carole's brand-new novel, A Cottage by the Sea.
Out of the Occult and Into the Arms of Jesus
Author: Mattia Harris-Bolton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Mattia was born on the 14th day of February. At birth she was given the name Mattia LaJuan Harris. As a very young child, she walked in the supernatural. Soon she realized that she was very different from others in her family. Actually; she wasn't like anyone that she knew. Mattia saw things that others didn't see with their natural eyes. She was always talking to spiritual beings that she later learned were angels. Not having many people understand her; she found herself lost in the things of the church. Mattia had no true knowledge of who the GOD of the church really was, because of these experiences. When Mattia tried to gain an understanding of her experiences by confiding in church members and clergy ; out of ignorance they shunned her and treated her as a throw away. Mattia began to believe that she didn't belong to the same GOD that they belonged to, because they had no knowledge of her spiritual experiences. In her eyes; they had no knowledge of her GOD . When Mattia became a teenager she walked away from the church to find her true spiritual identity. While on this journey for spiritual truth, she became a faithful member of a well known occult. Things began to change drastically for her when she was introduced, rescued and befriended by a spirit being that later revealed himself to her as the Holy Spirit. The rescue took place one evening while she was attending a spiritual class. This class was being held at an occult compound on Shady Dale Rd in Eatonton Ga. Mattia began to be taught the ways of the LORD by the Holy Spirit. Mattia later learned that this process came at a very high price. She learned that Lucifer's grip was deeper than she realized. Come and walk through this process of how she went from a life in spiritual darkness and confusion to a life of salvation through Jesus the Christ. My friend, your deliverance is available only through Christ Jesus.
Author: R K Narayan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Criticism
The pick of thirty years of essays from R.K. Narayan, India's greatest English language novelist. R.K. Narayan is perhaps better known as a novelist, but his essays are as delightful and enchanting as his stories and novels. Introducing this selection of essays, Narayan writes, 'I have always been drawn to the personal essay in which you see something of the author himself apart from the theme...the scope for such a composition is unlimited—the mood may be sombre, hilarious or satirical and the theme may range from what the author notices from his window to what he sees in his waste-paper basket to a world cataclysm.' A Writer's Nightmare is the marvellous result of Narayan's liking for the personal essay. In the book, he tackles subjects such as weddings, mathematics, coffee, umbrellas, teachers, newspapers, architecture, monkeys, the caste system, lovers—all sorts of topics, simple and not so simple, which reveal the very essence of India.
Author: Barry Pentelow
The Good Old Days was inspired after encouraging elderly folk to recall their memories of the past. This book will instantaneously send you back in time recalling many memories of an era that's been but not quite yet forgotten. Stimulating, Captivating, Endearing and Funny this book is a great conversation maker and most certainly a "must have" for those of us who love to reminisce.
Author: John Jackman
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Performing Arts
Enhance the visual quality of your motion pictures and digital videos with a solid understanding of lighting fundamentals. This complete course in digital video lighting begins with how the human eye and the camera process light and color, progresses through the basics of equipment and setups, and finishes with practical lessons on how to solve common problems. Filled with clear illustrations and real-world examples that demonstrate proper equipment use, safety issues, and staging techniques, Lighting for Digital Video presents readers with all they need to create their own visual masterpieces. Features * film style techniques for digital video productions * creating "movie" looks on a low budget * lighting for HD * how to maximize existing light * how to be a grip + safety issues * interview setups * color correction techniques in mixed lighting situations