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Double Threat My Bleep
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1456403273
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : High school students
  • Megan Miller's someday came and she and Alex Aguilar are a couple. She nabbed her dream guy and couldn't be happier. The only problem is, he is miles away in college and Meg is stuck at Carver High dealing with girl drama, boy problems and the fact that Alex is constantly surrounded by half naked girls. What should be the best year for Meg and company is shaping up to be a year filled with drama and tears and the possibility of a broken heart. Not to mention the confusing feelings she has about Travis, the newest member to the group. Can Meg and Alex make the distance work or will circumstances lead to Meg's happily-ever after being a thing of the past? And will Travis be there willing to pick up the pieces if it happens?

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    French for Better Travel
  • Author : Ulysses Travel Guides
  • Publisher : Ulysses Travel Guide Phrasebooks
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 2894646739
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  • Genre : Foreign Language Study
  • Megan Miller "s story continues with Double Threat My Bleep, the sequel to So I "m A Double Threat. Meggie "s sophomore year is proving to be a challenge. The boyfriend of her dreams is now living over four hundred miles away in a college dorm full of girls. She still has to see Amy "s disgusting face in her classes every day. Her luck is also running out when it comes to ditching class. And her grades ”let "s not talk about Meg "s grades. Can her double threat status continue in tenth grade? Meg doesn "t think so.

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    Straddling the Edge
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1484154800
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Summer McGallian … the scandalous home wrecker from Against the Wall and Between The Sheets. The one who stole her co-worker's fiancé, the other woman, the one people whisper about and stay away from. Only for Summer, things aren't always as they appear and she knows that better than anyone. She hasn't been herself since she was in high school, when life was less complicated and relationships weren't about making compromises to land the guy. When her heart is broken, there's only one thing left for her to do … prove she isn't who everyone thinks she is. And maybe, just maybe, she can get back to being comfortable in her own skin again, without input from a man. But when she encounters Sexy Guy, Dean Michaels, everything Summer has ever known about the opposite sex is about to change.Dean Michaels knew he'd seen her somewhere before. What he never imagined was that the gorgeous woman in a baseball cap and hooded sweatshirt tossing back a beer in his favorite spot could be Summer McGallian—the woman who always looked like she'd stepped off the pages of a glamour magazine when he'd seen her from afar at work. And to make matters worse, she's Chase Marino's ex, the one guy who gets under his skin like no other. If the thought of being someone's bitch in jail wasn't enough to scare him, he would've strangled that bastard years ago and tossed the body in the Mojave Desert. But forget about Chase … Dean knew from the moment he saw Summer's sexy smile and heard her cute laugh, she had to be his. And he won't let anything get in the way of that.The Against The Wall series isn't just about steamy sex scenes and swoon-worthy romance, but about new friendships, undying love, and a ton of laughter. Enjoy the ride as you get to know and love Summer and Dean, just as you did Shelly and Matt, and Melissa and Tyler, in the final book, Straddling The Edge.

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    Double Threats Forever
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 1481016881
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • After three years of broken hearts, back stabbing, lying, cheating, and fighting Megan Miller and crew have finally made it to their senior year.

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    So I'm a Double Threat
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1452863067
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Megan Miller, a freshman at Carver High and a Double Threat, the perfect combination of smart and popular. She's got the grades, she's got the friends, and she's got the connections. Freshman year should be a breeze, but it's not. How can it be when you have boys, boys and boys on the brain. And really only one in particular. Alex Aguilar...the boy of Meg's dreams. They met at a party and Meg's whole world shifted. The spark was there, there was no denying it. But could that spark lead to more? Can a Senior and Freshman really make a go of it no matter what kind of connection they share? Or will outside circumstances ruin not only Meg's Freshman year, but her chance at hooking the guy of her dreams. Being a Double Threat is supposed to make you special, but is it worth it if you don't get your crush?

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    Playing Chase
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1490561382
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • An Against The Wall Novella ... There are many words that have been used to describe Chase Marino: cheater, backstabber, dirt bag, heart breaker. He earned those titles cheating on his high school love Shelly and his co-worker Summer. He broke both their hearts and knows it's his lot in life to make it up to them somehow. But while the ladies intend to make his life miserable, Chase is pretty good at doing it to himself. With his dad around treating him like a frat brother rather than a son, it's easy for Chase to beat himself up over the shameful mistakes he made in the past. That is until Tiffany Gutierrez, the new student teacher arrives. Feeling an immediate attraction to the young beauty Chase does everything in his power to fight it and do the right thing for once. But when Tiffany shows the attraction is mutual all bets are off. Chase soon realizes that while he's teaching Tiffany how to be a good teacher, he's learning a thing or two from her as well. Maybe it's time to move on and let go of the past and realize that he may just deserve a real shot at love. This is the final chapter in the Against The Wall Series. Be sure to catch the first three ... Against The Wall Between The Sheets Straddling The Edge

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    You Act So White
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1451507313
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • You Act So White jumps head first into the life of Gabriela Fierro, a high school senior who is on the verge of either getting jumped by a group of irritating chola wannabes or beating the crap out of her high-strung possibly racist friend. The only thing Gabriela hates more than her best friend Ally calling her a "wetback" is being called a "white girl" by her nemesis—Reyna, a girl who has mastered the art of penciling in thin eyebrows with a Sharpie. You'd think Gabby would have it made her senior year . . . with her smokin' hot boyfriend, an acceptance letter to a prestigious university, and parents so cool they went to protests in college. But run-ins with the vile Reyna seem unavoidable—crap talking at parties, a near shanking by miniature nail file in the bathroom, getting knocked out by soccer balls during PE. And that's just her trouble with Reyna. What about her so-called best friend Ally? Gabby can't even eat a chorizo burrito or sigh with an ay-ay-ay without Ally making rude remarks about her acting way too ethnic. With only just a few months left, how will Gabby manage to survive until graduation? Or better yet—how will she survive next week?

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    Night Broken
  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101638835
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” (Library Journal). Now Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a danger unlike anything she’s ever known. When her mate’s ex-wife storms back into their lives, Mercy knows something isn’t right. Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions—she wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning the pack against Mercy. Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. As the bodies start piling up, she must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

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    Perfect Chemistry
  • Author : Simone Elkeles
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN : 9781619637016
  • Reader Reviews : 235
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When wealthy Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, develop a relationship after Alex discovers that Brittany is not exactly who she seems to be, they must face the disapproval of others.

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    Forget Me Not
  • Author : Marliss Melton
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780446550369
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first book in Marliss Melton's SEAL Team Twelve military romantic suspense series offers a riveting look at the hardships faced by both prisoners of war and the families they leave behind--and what happens when they finally come home. Helen Renault has started her life over thinking that her Navy SEAL husband Gabe was dead, but when Gabe returns he seems different and more caring, until the memory of the past three years starts to come back to him. A Hero's Nightmare. Gabe Renault doesn't know why he was in a prison camp. He has no memory of the past three years or of the Navy Seal mission that went wrong. Only two things kept him going: thoughts of his wife and the certainty that he must escape. A Sudden Homecoming. After Gabe is presumed dead, Helen pulls the tattered pieces of her and her daughter's lives back together. Married young and for all the wrong reasons, she's standing on her own two feet at last-and proud of it. Then comes the biggest shock of all--Gabe returns home. Gone is the distant, secretive husband he once was. This new Gabe is a man she could easily, finally, lose her heart to. But his memory is slowly returning, exposing a trail of government treachery...and jeopardizing his and Helen's second chance at love.

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    More Than a Friend Request
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1478109408
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sometimes there is no escaping the past.Hannah Jones is a relatively happy woman doing a job she loves, counseling high school students, owning her own place and working with her best friend. She seems to have everything she ever wanted. The only problem is she still wants the one who got away. Adam Cooper. The love of Hannah's life and the man who broke her heart. She hasn't heard from him in fifteen years and suddenly there he is asking her to be his friend on a social network. Faced with a choice, Hannah must decide if she should open herself to potential heartbreak once again and accept him, or hit decline and run as fast as she can.Adam Cooper walked away from the one he loved fifteen years ago. But the passing time has done little to make him forget the sexy woman with wild hair and big brown eyes. Not a single day has gone by that he hasn't thought about Hannah and wished she were back in his arms. Now, his little sister has convinced him to make an account on a social site and he can't help but search for the woman who has invaded his dreams for more than a decade. He has the perfect job and the perfect family. There's only one thing—or person—missing and he's finally ready to get her back. But first, Hannah must be willing to accept his request. From the author of the Double Threat Series and Against the Wall comes a story of just how far you are willing to go to accept the past and move on to the future.

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    Primary Target
  • Author : Joe Weber
  • Publisher : Ignition Books
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 1937868362
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • ""Primary Target" is a chilling scenario of global warfare. The suspense never stops."-W.E.B. Griffin "Weber weaves a frighteningly real story of international terrorism in America in his newest thriller."-"Publishers Weekly" As the once-powerful Soviet Union descends into social and economic collapse, a group of hard-line communists has devised a strategy to return their country to its former glory. In league with the most ruthless militant extremists of the Middle East, they hatch a plot to eliminate the one person with the power to stop them: the President of the United States. This time, America isn't declaring a war against terrorism. The terrorists are declaring war on America . . . "Weber colors his novel with numerous subplots, well-developed characters and historical references to Operation Desert Storm and the Iranian hostage crisis. His knowledge of weapons, military aircraft and terrorist tactics is superior, and a surprise ending teases readers with the tempting possibility . . ."-"Publishers Weekly" "Some writers get better with age: Weber is among them."-"Library Journal"

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    Against the Wall
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1477571086
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Shelly Gelson had it all...a job teaching English at Carver High, her best friend Mel working by her side, and she's engaged to her high school sweetheart Chase Marino. That is until Chase breaks her heart and leaves her for another teacher at the school. Now Shel is left broken hearted and trying to figure out what she wants while watching Chase and the home wrecker make moon eyes at each other. Enter Matt Fuller, Shel's friend for the past 5 years and the perfect rebound. He's gorgeous, smart, funny and fits into Shel's idea of the right guy. Only problem is there may be more there than just a simple rebound. Is it a way to fill a void left by Chase, or is there more smoldering between these two friends? Find out what happens when the bell rings and the teenage drama ends and the adult drama begins. Who says being a teacher is boring? They obviously haven't met the teachers at Carver High.

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    Let's Pretend This Never Happened
  • Author : Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101573082
  • Reader Reviews : 232
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling (mostly true) memoir from the hilarious author of Furiously Happy. “Gaspingly funny and wonderfully inappropriate.”—O, The Oprah Magazine When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did, however, open up an opportunity for Lawson to find the humor in the strange shame-spiral that is her life, and we are all the better for it. In the irreverent Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson’s long-suffering husband and sweet daughter help her uncover the surprising discovery that the most terribly human moments—the ones we want to pretend never happened—are the very same moments that make us the people we are today. For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives. Readers Guide Inside

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    The Walking Dead #100
  • Author : Robert Kirkman
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN : PKEY:MAY120469
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • 'SOMETHING TO FEAR' CONTINUES! This extra-sized chapter contains one of the darkest moments in Rick Grimes' life, and one of the most violent and brutal things to happen within the pages of this series. 100 issues later, this series remains just as relentless as the debut issue. Do not miss the monumental 100th issue of THE WALKING DEAD!

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    Flink
  • Author : Doug TenNapel
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1582408912
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • A boy survives a plane crash and is rescued by a Bigfoot named Flink. They form a close bond by learning about the loss of each other's family members.

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    The Fifth Risk
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781324002659
  • Reader Reviews : 40
  • Genre : Political Science
  • New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

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    Deep Black: Death Wave
  • Author : Stephen Coonts,William H. Keith
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1429928859
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stephen Coonts' Deep Black: Death Wave continues the bestselling technothriller series. Deep within the NSA is Desk Three, a top-secret unit of special operatives inserted into the field when the threat is great and the response demands sensitivity and invisibility. Charlie Dean, a former Marine sniper, is a senior officer. With his colleagues Lia DeFrancesca and newcomer Ilya Akulinin, they form the core of a high-tech team known as Deep Black. Off the coast of Africa lie the beautiful Canary Islands, a resort destination of millionaires. Underneath this idyllic paradise is one of the most volatile fault lines in the world. There, an alliance between radical Islamic terrorists and a rogue element of the Chinese government is planning to unleash an act of unimaginable geological terrorism that could devastate the U.S. East Coast, striking it with waves up to a thousand feet high. They plan to set off nuclear devices to precipitate a gigantic landslide that will send a death-dealing tsunami across the Atlantic. In the Central Asian Republic of Tajikistan twelve nuclear warheads, stolen by the Russian Mafia, are about to be smuggled out of the country and delivered into the hands of the conspirators. Charlie and Ilya go on an intercept mission, but before they can retrieve them, the weapons vanish. Meanwhile, in a hotel in New Jersey, a bestselling author is assassinated to prevent the release of his stranger-than-fiction story about an Islamic plot to change the course of history. Lia, Charlie's girlfriend, is sent to Berlin to infiltrate the empire of a ruthless Chinese billionaire whose machinations have come to the attention of the NSA. She risks immediate execution if her true identity is revealed. Their paths all converge in the Canary Islands. Unless the Deep Black team intervenes, the islands could be the epicenter of an apocalypse, with millions of lives---and the entire world order---at stake.

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    The Age of Em
  • Author : Robin Hanson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780191069666
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Computers
  • Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times: an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

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    Tell Me You Love Me
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1502332477
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Stay. Stay with me. Stay here. Stay close. Stay like this forever. Stay as happy as I am right here in your arms, always.* * *All I've ever wanted was to be loved, but if this is what true love is…I'm not so sure I want it anymore. It also makes me wonder if any of my memories of our once happy marriage are even real. Maybe I just conjured up the fairy tale in my head because I wanted…no…needed it so much. Who the hell knows?“Molly just called to remind you about your book club meeting this afternoon.” He turns away. “I told her you've never missed a meeting and I doubt today would be any different.”The door shuts behind him before I let a smile creep across my lips. Instantly, the hurt from this morning flees my mind and I feel nothing but giddiness. I have a book club meeting today, and let's just say it's not your everyday book club.Sure, my husband may never truly love me again…but who needs love when you're about to get an eyeful of hot firemen?* * *Tell Me You Love Me is the first in a four-book series called Fire Me Up—a sweet romantic comedy series about a group of sassy neighborhood women who have a serious love for steamy romance novels and sexy firemen. Lucky for them the local firehouse is just a few steps away and is in no shortage of hot firefighters to fill their wild imaginations.

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    What the (Bleep) Just Happened?
  • Author : Monica Crowley
  • Publisher : Broadside Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 006213115X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • What the @$%&! just happened to America? That's the question that Monica Crowley, bestselling author, Fox News political analyst, columnist, and popular nationally syndicated radio host, asks—and answers—in this fast-paced, funny, and sharply argued tour of the country's disastrous years under Barack Obama, and an exuberant call for the great American comeback. What the @$%&! just happened? What just happened to America? What happened to our strength and greatness? What happened to our constitutionally limited government? What happened to our powerful free-market system? What happened to our traditional rocket path of growth? What happened to American jobs? What happened to our prosperity? What happened to the greatest health care system in the world? What happened to our superpower status? What happened to our ability to be respected and feared? What's up with unprecedented spending and record-breaking deficits? Sixteen trillion dollars in debt? What the @$%&! just happened? In What the (Bleep) Just Happened? Monica Crowley offers a rollicking, high-octane, and hilarious view of the damage caused by Barack Obama's extremist agenda. But she also sets the stage for the inevitable conservative comeback, calling for a return to the joyful spirit of the Reaganesque "Happy Warrior.” She will have you on your feet—cheering for America and what has always made it great—as she rallies us to get our exceptionalist groove back.

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    Radio Production
  • Author : Robert McLeish,Jeff Link
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 435
  • ISBN : 9781317590941
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Radio Production is for professionals and students interested in understanding the radio industry in today’s ever-changing world. This book features up-to-date coverage of the purpose and use of radio with detailed coverage of current production techniques in the studio and on location. In addition there is exploration of technological advances, including handheld digital recording devices, the use of digital, analogue and virtual mixing desks and current methods of music storage and playback. Within a global context, the sixth edition also explores American radio by providing an overview of the rules, regulations, and purpose of the Federal Communications Commission. The sixth edition includes: Updated material on new digital recording methods, and the development of outside broadcast techniques, including Smartphone use. The use of social media as news sources, and an expansion of the station’s presence. Global government regulation and journalistic codes of practice. Comprehensive advice on interviewing, phone-ins, news, radio drama, music, and scheduling. This edition is further enhanced by a companion website, featuring examples, exercises, and resources: www.focalpress.com/cw/mcleish.

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    White Hot
  • Author : Ilona Andrews
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780062289261
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan. Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice … An Avon Romance

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    Pandemonium
  • Author : Warren Fahy
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780765333292
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A ruthless Russian tycoon lures biologists Nell and Geoffrey to his underground metropolis, where they are confronted by a vicious menagerie of biological horrors that are rising up to consume the world.

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    Between the Sheets
  • Author : Julie Prestsater
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1481221337
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The passion between Mel and Ty is undeniable. But do they have the love to go the distance? Melissa Cruz has been in love with Tyler Gelson, her best friend's Sex God of an older brother, since ... well, since forever. She's let Tyler slip away in the past, her fears getting the best of her. But this time, this time she is determined to get what she wants and what she wants is a second chance at love. There is only one problem. Tyler lives miles away. Is love worth packing everything up and leaving her family and best friend behind? Tyler Gelson has admired his little sister's spitfire of a friend, Melissa Cruz, since the day she brought her home. Over the years he watched her turn from gangly kid into one hell of a hot woman and he has definitely taken notice. He has fallen and he has fallen hard. But with love comes decisions and he may have to make the biggest one of all. Is love worth leaving his dream job and moving back home? When unexpected news comes their way, will a long distance relationship be too much to handle? Or will these soul-mates prove that the love they share is more than just what happens Between The Sheets? (Although, that's pretty damn good too.)

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    The New Deal
  • Author : Michael Hiltzik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN : 9781439154489
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik tells the epic story of the New Deal through the outsized personalities of the people who fought for it, opposed it and benefited from it, including FDR, Herbert Hoover, General Hugh Johnson and Harry Hopkins.

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    The Language Instinct
  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780062032522
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The classic book on the development of human language by the world’s leading expert on language and the mind. In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution. The Language Instinct received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America. This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since The Language Instinct was first published.

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    Fragment
  • Author : Warren Fahy
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780440338574
  • Reader Reviews : 53
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Aboard a long-range research vessel, in the vast reaches of the South Pacific, the cast and crew of the reality show Sealife believe they have found a ratings bonanza. For a director dying for drama, a distress call from Henders Island—a mere blip on any radar—might be just the ticket. Until the first scientist sets foot on Henders—and the ultimate test of survival begins. For when they reach the island’s shores, the scientists are utterly unprepared for what they find—creatures unlike any ever recorded in natural history. This is not a lost world frozen in time; this is Earth as it might have looked after evolving on a separate path for half a billion years—a fragment of a lost continent, with an ecosystem that could topple ours like a house of cards.

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    The Rattled Bones
  • Author : S.M. Parker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781481482042
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : JUVENILE FICTION
  • Unearthing years of buried secrets, Rilla Brae is haunted by ghostly visions tied to the tainted history of a mysterious island in this haunting novel from the author of "The Girl Who Fell."

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    Donnybrook
  • Author : Frank Bill
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780374532895
  • Reader Reviews : 9
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A three-day boxing tournament in southern Indiana sees twenty fighters--including Jarhead, a desperate man who wants to feed his children, and the undefeated Chainsaw Agnus, a meth cook--battle each other until only one is left.

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    The Uninvited
  • Author : Liz Jensen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781620400265
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to solve: a bizarre scandal in the Taiwan timber industry. Hesketh has never been good at relationships: Asperger's Syndrome has seen to that. But he does have a talent for spotting behavioral patterns and an outsider's fascination with group dynamics. Nothing obvious connects Hesketh's Asian case with the atrocities back home. Or with the increasingly odd behavior of his beloved stepson, Freddy. But when Hesketh's Taiwan contact dies shockingly and more acts of sabotage and child violence sweep the globe, he is forced to acknowledge possibilities that defy the rational principles on which he has staked his life, his career, and, most devastatingly of all, his role as a father. Part psychological thriller, part dystopian nightmare, The Uninvited is a powerful and viscerally unsettling portrait of apocalypse in embryo.

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    Subjective Well-Being
  • Author : Panel on Measuring Subjective Well-Being in a Policy-Relevant Framework,Committee on National Statistics,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780309294478
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Mathematics
  • Subjective well-being refers to how people experience and evaluate their lives and specific domains and activities in their lives. This information has already proven valuable to researchers, who have produced insights about the emotional states and experiences of people belonging to different groups, engaged in different activities, at different points in the life course, and involved in different family and community structures. Research has also revealed relationships between people's self-reported, subjectively assessed states and their behavior and decisions. Research on subjective well-being has been ongoing for decades, providing new information about the human condition. During the past decade, interest in the topic among policy makers, national statistical offices, academic researchers, the media, and the public has increased markedly because of its potential for shedding light on the economic, social, and health conditions of populations and for informing policy decisions across these domains. Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience explores the use of this measure in population surveys. This report reviews the current state of research and evaluates methods for the measurement. In this report, a range of potential experienced well-being data applications are cited, from cost-benefit studies of health care delivery to commuting and transportation planning, environmental valuation, and outdoor recreation resource monitoring, and even to assessment of end-of-life treatment options. Subjective Well-Being finds that, whether used to assess the consequence of people's situations and policies that might affect them or to explore determinants of outcomes, contextual and covariate data are needed alongside the subjective well-being measures. This report offers guidance about adopting subjective well-being measures in official government surveys to inform social and economic policies and considers whether research has advanced to a point which warrants the federal government collecting data that allow aspects of the population's subjective well-being to be tracked and associated with changing conditions.

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    Alien Interview - Readers Edition
  • Author : Lawrence R. Spencer
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780557411511
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • The "Readers Edition" is a simplified version of the book, ALIEN INTERVIEW. It does NOT include FOOTNOTES, INDEX or TABLE OF CONTENTS. Only the letters, personal notes and copies of top secret government interview transcripts from Roswell, N.M.. The interviews were conducted with the pilot of a crashed UFO at the US Army Air Force Base in July and August of 1947 under government direction by Flight Nurse Matilda O'Donnell MacElroy. (deceased)

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    From the Grave
  • Author : David Housewright
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781250212184
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A past case comes back to haunt Twin Cities P.I. McKenzie as a stolen sum of money threatens to resurface in From the Grave, the next mystery in David Housewright’s award-winning series. Once a police detective in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rushmore McKenzie became an unlikely millionaire and an occasional unlicensed private investigator, doing favors for friends. But this time, he finds himself in dire need of working on his own behalf. His dear friend and first love Shelby Dunston attends a public reading by a psychic medium with the hope of connecting with her grandfather one final time. Instead, she hears McKenzie’s name spoken by the psychic in connection with a huge sum of stolen—and missing—money. Caught in a world of psychic mediums, with a man from his past with a stake in the future, and more than one party willing to go to great and deadly lengths to get involved, McKenzie must figure out just how much he’s willing to believe—like his life depends on it—before everything takes a much darker turn.

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    90s Bitch
  • Author : Allison Yarrow
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780062412355
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Finalist for the Los Angeles Press Club Book Award, muse to a Givenchy fashion collection, and recommended by the The New York Times, The Skimm, US Weekly, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Refinery 29, Book Riot, Bitch Media, and more. "Yarrow’s biting autopsy of the decade scrutinizes the way society reduced — or “bitchified” — women at work, women at home, women in court, even women on ice skates . . . Direct quotes from politicians, journalists and comedians about the women provide the most jarring, oh-my-god-that-really-happened portions of Yarrow’s decade excavation." — Pittsburg Post-Gazette The nostalgic, smart, and shocking account of how the 90s set back feminism, undermined girls and women, and shaped the millennial generation from award-winning journalist, Allison Yarrow. To understand how we got here, we have to rewind the VHS tape. 90s Bitch tells the real story of women and girls in the 1990s, exploring how they were maligned by the media, vilified by popular culture, and objectified in the marketplace. Trailblazing women like Hillary Clinton, Anita Hill, Madeleine Albright, Janet Reno, and Marcia Clark, and were undermined. Newsmakers like Britney Spears, Monica Lewinsky, Tonya Harding and Lorena Bobbitt were shamed and misunderstood. The advent of the 24-hour news cycle reinforced society's deeply entrenched misogyny. Meanwhile, marketers hijacked feminism, sold “Girl Power,” and poisoned a generation. Today echoes of 90s “bitchification” still exist everywhere we look. To understand why, we must revisit and interrogate the 1990s—a decade in which empowerment was twisted into objectification, exploitation, and subjugation. Yarrow’s thoughtful, juicy, and timely examination is a must-read for anyone trying to understand 21st century sexism and end it for the next generation.

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    Hourglass
  • Author : Claudia Gray
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780061981494
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Bianca will risk everything to be with Lucas. After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school where they met, Bianca and Lucas take refuge with Black Cross, a fanatical group of vampire hunters. Bianca must hide her supernatural heritage or risk certain death at their hands. But when Black Cross captures her friend—the vampire Balthazar—hiding is no longer an option. Soon, Bianca and Lucas are on the run again, pursued not only by Black Cross, but by the powerful leaders of Evernight. Yet no matter how far they travel, Bianca can't escape her destiny. Bianca has always believed their love could survive anything . . . but can it survive what's to come?

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    The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
  • Author : Dr. Steven Novella
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781538760512
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Science
  • An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking from podcast host and academic neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine Steven Novella and his SGU co-hosts, which Richard Wiseman calls "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction." It is intimidating to realize that we live in a world overflowing with misinformation, bias, myths, deception, and flawed knowledge. There really are no ultimate authority figures-no one has the secret, and there is no place to look up the definitive answers to our questions (not even Google). Luckily, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe is your map through this maze of modern life. Here Dr. Steven Novella-along with Bob Novella, Cara Santa Maria, Jay Novella, and Evan Bernstein-will explain the tenets of skeptical thinking and debunk some of the biggest scientific myths, fallacies, and conspiracy theories-from anti-vaccines to homeopathy, UFO sightings to N- rays. You'll learn the difference between science and pseudoscience, essential critical thinking skills, ways to discuss conspiracy theories with that crazy co- worker of yours, and how to combat sloppy reasoning, bad arguments, and superstitious thinking. So are you ready to join them on an epic scientific quest, one that has taken us from huddling in dark caves to setting foot on the moon? (Yes, we really did that.) DON'T PANIC! With The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe, we can do this together. "Thorough, informative, and enlightening, The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe inoculates you against the frailties and shortcomings of human cognition. If this book does not become required reading for us all, we may well see modern civilization unravel before our eyes." -- Neil deGrasse Tyson "In this age of real and fake information, your ability to reason, to think in scientifically skeptical fashion, is the most important skill you can have. Read The Skeptics' Guide Universe; get better at reasoning. And if this claim about the importance of reason is wrong, The Skeptics' Guide will help you figure that out, too." -- Bill Nye

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    The Speed of Dark
  • Author : Elizabeth Moon
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105026423579
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Journeys inside the mind of Lou Arrendale, an autistic man, who is asked to undergo a new, experimental treatment designed to cure autism, as he struggles with the question of whether or not he should risk a medical procedure that could make him "normal."