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September 30, 2014
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Rebellion : a thriller in Napoleon's Paris

September 29, 2014
McGee, James, 1950- author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books, [2014]
1 online resource (400 pages)
October 1812: Britain and France are still at war. France is engaged on two battlefronts—Spain and Russia—and her civilians are growing weary of the fight. Rebellion is brewing. Since Napoleon Bonaparte appointed himself as First Consul, there have been several attempts to either kill or overthrow him. All have failed, so far! Meanwhile in London, Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood has been seconded to the foreign arm of the Secret Service. There, he meets the urbane Henry Brooke, who tells him he’s to join a colleague in Paris on a special mission. Brooke’s agent has come up with a daring plan and he needs Hawkwood’s help to put it into action. If the plan is successful it could lead to a negotiated peace treaty between France and the allies. Failure would mean prison, torture and a meeting with the guillotine.

Skylight [electronic resource] : Poems.

September 29, 2014
Muske-Dukes, Carol.
Open Road Media 2014.
1 online resource ()
Poetry from a writer celebrated as one of the most distinctive voices of her generation Among the thirty-five poems in Skylight are sonnets, sestinas, and free verse forms on topics ranging from politics to architecture and science. In one volume, Muske-Dukes, National Book Award finalist and former Poet Laureate of California, incorporates multitudes, unified by her lyrical style and rapier-sharp observations. The sonnet “Fireflies” explores a strained relationship that is healed, for one moment, in a nighttime walk lit by the pulsing signals of firefly life. “The Funeral” confronts the stark playground atmosphere in the wake of a child’s funeral. In the melancholy and unforgettable title poem, an “apartment in the sky” in New York City spins before the reader’s eyes.

Come and join the dance : a novel

September 29, 2014
Johnson, Joyce, 1935- author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
1 online resource
It's 1955. Seven days before her graduation from Barnard College, Susan Levitt asks herself, "What if you lived your entire life without urgency?, just before going out to make things happen to her that will shatter the mask of conformity concealing her feelings of alienation. If Susan continues to be good, marriage and security await her. But her hunger is rising for the self-discovery that comes from existential freedom. After breaking up with the Columbia boy she knows she could marry, Susan seeks out those she considers outlaws the brave and fragile Kay, who has moved into a rundown hotel, in order to see more than fifty percent when I walk down the street the vulnerable adolescent rebel Anthony; and Peter, the restless hipster graduate student who has become the object of Kay's unrequited devotion.

Rhubarb [electronic resource].

September 29, 2014
Silvey, Craig.
North Fremantle : Fremantle Press, 2004.
1 online resource (337 pages)
Cover; Praise for the book; About the Author; Title Page; Dedication; Quote; rapideyemovement; big red arrow; naphthalene; skyblanket; missing; the amazing and wonderful, cooland fantastical alexander popoff; swallowed; other people's smiles; brunos famly cornerstore; the bends; the life of brian; the old shanghai; iron; the piano man; theology; pocket money; the glass spine; happy birthday jesus; ashen; losing it; how to make a fretless mandolute; copium; prologue; Acknowledgements; Copyright Page.
Meet Eleanor Rigby: tiny, blind and left behind. Led by her zealous, overprotective guide dog, Warren, she courses constantly through the places she knows. Tired, mired and sequestered from the world, Eleanor can't shirk the feeling she's going nowhere slowly. Until, of course, she recognises something in the sound of Ewan Dempsey, reclusive and compulsive maker and player of cellos, who impels in Eleanor a rare moment of caprice.

The 15-ounce pound : big pharma's plan to patent pot

September 29, 2014
Pietri, Joseph R., author.
©2014
1 online resource
In the United States, cannabis is currently illegal, but this book investigates how big pharmaceutical companies are looking at an end-game of legality--controlled by them. It examines how the Amsterdam scene has been transformed; how home growers have been manipulated into using inferior techniques; and how companies, with help from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and "big pharma," are patenting cannabis strains for control and profit. The leadership of the cannabis industry want to legalize marijuana with taxation and regulation, but the pharmaceutical industry cannot take over medical cannabis without first shutting down the scene today. The book predicts that legalized production will be tightly controlled by major players, using the IRS and DEA as a means of removing other growers. Regulation will also control the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in each marijuana cigarette, forcing stronger cannabis to be available to medical patients by prescription only. A black market will still exist, so people will still go to jail, and the drug war will go on. With history and explosive, behind-the-scenes looks at big pharma collusion, this book is both an expos and an in-depth look at the arc of freedom and probable control through use of pharmaceutical patents for marijuana.

A Matter of Mercy.

September 29, 2014
Hugo, Lynne.
[Place of publication not identified] : Blank Slate Press / Midpoint Trade Books, 2014.
1 online resource (278 pages)
Caroline Marcum thought she'd escaped the great mistake of her life by leaving Wellfleet harbor, but is forced to face it when she returns, reluctantly, to care for her dying mother. Ridley Neal put his past-and his prison term-behind him to return home to take over his father's oyster and clam beds. Casual acquaintances long ago, when a nor'easter hits the coast, Rid and Caroline's lives intersect once again. When Rid and two other sea farmers are sued by the wealthy owners of vacation homes who want to shut them down, and Caroline accidentally meets the person she most wronged, they each must learn to trust-and love. Inspired by a 1996 lawsuit, A Matter of Mercy is a riveting novel about treasuring the traditional way of life in the shallows of beautiful Cape Cod bay by discovering where forgiveness ends and where it begins.

Desperate games

September 29, 2014
Boulle, Pierre, 1912-1994, author.
©2014.
1 online resource (256 p.)
Description based upon print version of record.
Long before The Hunger Games or Battle Royale, Pierre Boulle's darkly comic and twisted imagination came up with Desperate Games. Like his most famous masterpiece, The Planet of the Apes, Desperate Games is a dystopian sci-fi classic, imagining an alternate future where humans seal their own fate. Despairing at the state of world degeneration, a group of the world's most renowned intellectuals form the new Scientific World Government, aiming to put the world to rights. Elected into power, they quickly start making changes for the better, eliminating world hunger and cancer; encouraging scientific thought and banning frivolous entertainment. But while congratulating themselves on a job well done, they fail to notice that actually, people are not happy? The suicide rate has sky-rocketed and, strangely, it turns out the public want a little risk and conflict in their lives. So to cater for the masses, the Department of Psychology forms a plan. They will stage an entertainment show the likes of which the world has never seen before. It starts with gladiatorial style battles, bloodthirsty and brutal, where the victors become celebrities of unseen proportions, and quickly escalates into entire historical battle re-enactments involving chemical warfare and mass destruction. The Scientific World Government has unleashed a monster. What has the world let itself in for??.

The writer's workshop : imitating your way to better writing

September 29, 2014
Roper, Gregory L., author.
©2007
1 online resource
The Writer's Workshop takes an approach to teaching writing that is new only because it is so old. Today, rhetoric and composition typically proceed by ignoring what was done for 2,500 years in Western education. Gregory Roper, on the other hand, helps students learn to write in the way the great writers of the past themselves learned: by carefully imitating masters of the craft, including Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, Charles Dickens, Sojourner Truth, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway. By living in their workshops and apprenticing to these and other masters, apprentice writers--like apprentice musicians, painters, and blacksmiths of the past--will rapidly improve the complexity of their art and discover their own native voices. Interspersed into chapters full of sound practical advice and challenging assignments are reflections on Great Ideas from Realism and Impressionism to Nominalism and Modern Science. Perfect for the college or even high school writing classroom--as well as a marvelous book for homeschoolers and others who would like to improve their own writing--The Writer's Workshop is a fine practical guide, and Dr. Roper a friendly yet demanding teacher-mentor.

John Dewey and the decline of American education : how the patron saint of schools has corrupted teaching and learning

September 29, 2014
Edmondson, Henry T., 1955- author.
©2006
1 online resource
The influence of John Dewey's undeniably pervasive ideas on the course of American education during the last half-century has been celebrated in some quarters and decried in others. But Dewey's writings themselves have not often been analyzed in a sustained way. In John Dewey and the Decline of American Education, Hank Edmondson takes up that task. He begins with an account of the startling authority with which Dewey's fundamental principles have been--and continue to be--received within the U.S. educational establishment. Edmondson then shows how revolutionary these principles are in light of the classical and Christian traditions. Finally, he persuasively demonstrates that Dewey has had an insidious effect on American democracy through the baneful impact his core ideas have had in our nation's classrooms. Few people are pleased with the performance of our public schools. Eschewing polemic in favor of understanding, Edmondson's study of the patron saint of those schools sheds much-needed light on both the ideas that bear much responsibility for their decline and the alternative principles that could spur their recovery.

America's forgotten founders

September 29, 2014
©2012
1 online resource
Even as Americans devour books about our Founding Fathers, the focus seldom extends past a half dozen or so icons--Franklin, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton. Many of the men (and women) who made prodigious contributions to the American founding have been all but forgotten. America's Forgotten Founders corrects this injustice. Editors Gary L. Gregg II and Mark David Hall surveyed forty-five top scholars in history, political science, and law to produce the first-ever ranking of the most neglected contributors to the American Revolution and our constitutional order. This unique book features engaging short biographies of the top ten most important Founders whose contributions are overlooked today: James Wilson, George Mason, Gouverneur Morris, John Jay, Roger Sherman, John Marshall, John Dickinson, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and John Witherspoon.

Noah's favorite animal jokes

September 29, 2014
©2003
1 online resource
Everyone loves to hear a good animal joke--and who better to share a few than the world's first floating zookeeper himself? Noah's Favorite Animal Jokes is a brand-new collection of five hundred jokes--categorized by animal--sure to make anyone laugh. From talking dogs to cranky gorillas to chickens that cross the road, Noah's Favorite Animal Jokes is packed with classic, crazy, and/or corny stories, riddles, and one-liners appropriate for any age group. Here is fun you can trust!

Matando en la sombra

September 29, 2014
Van Dine, S. S., author.
Barcelona : Ciudad de Libros, 2014.
1 online resource

Bella Italia : a thriller

September 29, 2014
Vermeer, Suzanne, author.
Utrecht : A.W. Bruna, [2014]
1 online resource (226 pages)
When Niels and his parents arrive at the beautiful forest campground in Lake Garda, Italy, they are looking forward to making friends, relaxing, and so much more. But they are not expecting that Niels will be witness to a killing. The ongoing investigation threatens the family's sense of security. Will Niels have to face the murderer? And more importantly, could he still be in danger?

The color of angels' souls : a novel

September 29, 2014
Audouin-Mamikonian, Sophie, 1961- author.
Paris : Robert Laffont, [2012]
1 online resource
At twenty-three, Jeremy is violently murdered. Now, as an Angel, Jeremy realizes that his struggle for survival is far from over. Angels feed off of human emotions, and, as Jeremy is shocked to discover, Angels must in fact provoke the emotions of hatred, love, joy, sadness, fear, and compassion. Since Angels are invisible to humans, they can influence people's feelings without ever being detected. Only the strongest of sentiments--whether positive or negative--can satisfy an Angel's appetite. As Jeremy tries to find out why he was killed, he follows Allison, a beautiful twenty-year-old who witnessed his murder. Watching her day and night, Jeremy begins to fall in love with Allison. But Jeremy's killer is also following Allison and will do anything to eliminate the only witness to his crime. Both moving and original, The Color of Angels' Souls is a uniquely captivating fantasy novel.

The paradise of the devils

September 29, 2014
Di Mare, Franco, 1955- author.
Milan : RCS Libri, [2014]
1 online resource
Naples is a city with two sides: the sun-kissed coast and the shadows of the back alleys. It is at once beautiful and full of suffering. It is the paradise of the devils. This novel by Franco Di Mare is a mournful hymn of love for Naples and the compelling story of its eternal contradictions. A vivid and dreadful portrait of the city, setting the stage for a diverse cast of characters, from Carmine--a man with a double soul, a refined intellectual and a hitman--to the men who take part in a bloody showdown. The reporters, the housewives, the killers are all in some way tainted by the evil that inhabits the most beautiful gulf in the world.

The disappearance of Gregory Pluckrose

September 29, 2014
Gundy, Elizabeth, author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
1 online resource
Let me make clear from the outset, I detest adventure. It's tasteless, showy, vulgar, and uncalled for. So begins this delicious thriller about a gay interior decorator who joins his super-wealthy clients for a Caribbean cruise, only to find himself shanghaied by pirates. Bound hand and foot and tossed unceremoniously into a quaint, Paul Gauguin sort of hut picturesquely thatched with banana leaves, Gregory fears he will be boiled à la langouste and served without so much as a creative sauce. But one night as he lies in the dark with his face in the dirt, he hears a digging, snooting sound coming from the ground outside ... Enter-- the most endearing sidekick in fiction, the brave pig Savarin. High adventure is turned on its head in this affectionate satire of yuppie values.

Is that what people do?

September 29, 2014
Sheckley, Robert, 1928-2005, author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
1 online resource
More than three dozen of the best and most popular stories by the acknowledged master of the short science fiction story.

The dream hunter

September 29, 2014
Kinsale, Laura, author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
1 online resource
To love him is to face her deepest fear ... In search of a legendary mare, Lord Winter enters the crucible of the red sands, forging unbreakable bonds of loyalty and trust with his young companion in the desert. But hidden beneath the ragged costume of a Bedouin boy is a remarkable young woman: Zenia Stanhope, daughter of the extraordinary Queen of the Desert. Zenia wants nothing of the danger that Lord Winter lives for. She wants only to reach England, far from the blood and sand of the desert. But in one night of terror, condemned to death, their lives are irrevocably bound. Zenia escapes to an English world of elegance and comfort, leaving behind the lonely, fearless man who has changed her life and conquered her heart ... until he returns to invade her sanctuary. Now she must choose between safety and love, but can she find the courage to be the person she was truly born to be?

The dancers of Arun

September 29, 2014
Lynn, Elizabeth A., author.
New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2014.
1 online resource
As the scholar and scribe of Tornor, Kerris has been in training for the past seventeen years. But it's not until his brother Kel of the Cheari culture teaches him the psychic art of patterning, that the city of Elath comes under attack and Kerris must draw upon these new talents to fight the dangers of psychic warfare. It is in these battles that he learns what a warrior's life is like, and discovers what wasn’t taught to him in his studies--perhaps the most important element of all--love

John Rosemond's Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Succeed in School.

September 29, 2014
Rosemond, John.
[Place of publication not identified] : Andrews McMeel Publishing 2014.
1 online resource (240 pages)
 For more than forty years and counting, family psychologist and best-selling author John Rosemond has been counseling parents about how to help children do their best in school. This new book draws on all of that knowledge and experience so that parents can set their kids on the path to success in education, even at age three. Dealing with common problems like how much and what kind of help to give with homework, what to do when a child misbehaves in school, and how to deal with academic performance that consistently falls below a child's ability level, Rosemond addresses every issue with time-tested advice and methods. Other books on schoolwork encourage lots of parental involvement. Not this one. Rosemond's approach will help parents disengage from homework and other hassles as they manage their children to even greater success in the classroom.  Describing his behavior management strategies that are used by school systems all over the country, he writes with an entertaining, compelling style that will keep parents reading the valuable, helpful information in John Rosemond's Fail-Safe Formula for Helping Your Child Succeed in School, and the book promises to earn high marks for both parents and children.

Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout : The Greatest Stories from a Championship Season.

September 29, 2014
Prime, Jim.
[Place of publication not identified] : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2014.
1 online resource (224 pages)
Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a different kind of look back at the incredible championship season through the eyes of the players involved. It is packed full of anecdotes, quotes, and perspectives from each member of the team, presented in the context of their on-field heroics. The book includes intimate snapshots of particularly relevant moments rare glimpses behind the scenes in order bring you back to the moment. This was a group of bona fide characters who showed great character in facing every challenge put before them including overcoming a three games to none deficit in the ALCS against their archrivals.The season had more than its share of the humorous, the poignant, and the downright weird. Thanks to an unconventional and irreverent but effective approach to the game, the underdog 2004 Red Sox captured the imagination of New England and the entire nation. In their quixotic quest, they defied an ancient curse and slew the hated Yankees en route to the October Classic and a meeting with the St. Louis Cardinals.Amazing Tales from the 2004 Boston Red Sox Dugout is a personal and informal look at the first Red Sox team to win a World Series championship in 86 frustrating years. Like the team itself, it is quirky; but also like the team, it is a winner.

Your brain on yoga [electronic resource]

September 29, 2014
Khalsa, Sat Bir Singh, 1951-
New York : RosettaBooks, 2012.
1 online resource.
Does yoga really reduce stress? Can we feel happier after meditating just 10 minutes a day? How about smarter? -- Dr. Khalsa routinely interacts internationally with other yoga researchers and he is actively working with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote the field of research on yoga therapy. For the over 5 years he has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine.Jodie Gould. Her articles have appeared in numerous national publications and web sites. She has a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she was awarded a Pulitzer Fellowship and Alfred I. duPont Fellowship.

I, Claudius : From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius.

September 29, 2014
Graves, Robert.
[Place of publication not identified] : RosettaBooks, 2014.
1 online resource (468 pages)
Once a rather bookish young man with a limp and a stammer, a man who spent most of his time trying to stay away from the danger and risk of the line of ascension, Claudius seemed an unlikely candidate for Emperor. Yet, on the death of Caligula, Claudius finds himself next in line for the throne, and must stay alive as well as keep control. Drawing on the histories of Plutarch, Suetonius, and Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, noted historian and classicist Robert Graves tells the story of the much-maligned Emperor Claudius with both skill and compassion. Weaving important themes throughout about the nature of freedom and safety possible in a safety and a monarchy, Graves' Claudius is both more effective and more tragic than history typically remembers him. A best-selling novel and one of Graves' most successful, I, Claudius has been adapted to television, film, theatre, and audio.

A kiss and a promise

September 29, 2014
Hampson, Anne, author.
©2013
1 online resource : map
Once, Judith Sommerville and Alexis Vasilis were engaged. But that was a long time ago, and when Judith takes the position of caretaker to Alexis' young nephew, she believes their past will not interfere with her job. But Alexis has different plans. Even though their relationship has been over for years, he still wants Judith--and his kisses fill her with raging desire. But marriage is no longer on the table--or is it?

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