Love, murder, sex, and terrorism swirl within a collapsed world economy.
No, it's not today.
It's London, 1884.
Recently married LANGSFORD, born of wealth and privilege, is bound by the restrictions of Victorian society. Dynamite has been invented, but the term "homosexuality" has not and men can be arrested for either.
Langsford accompanies his visiting friend, HEINRICH, eighteen, who innocently flirts with young ANNA at London's Leadenhall Market.
What should be the end of the story becomes the beginning, for Heinrich falls in love with her, never part of the plan. Instead it becomes the catalyst for everything that follows when he flees Germany to return to her. Events unfold that expose terrorists, espionage and international intrigue.
Langsford walks a fine line as he crosses boundaries he never imagined, rubbing elbows with spies, killers and would-be assassins to save his friend, stop an assassination, and prevent a war.
London's social season is in full glory when Scotland Yard Inspector Frederick Abberline discovers an unidentified, well-dressed corpse down by the London docks.
A widower for three years, Lord Langsford is in a dark place of his own. Although he is shocked by the murder of his gambling acquaintance, Edwin Percy, he is astounded when he realizes all clues point to him. He must solve the crime before Scotland Yard does or he, himself, will be accused. Langsford and Inspector Abberline, at odds with each other, independently race to identify the killer while the aristocrats and social elite attend dinners and balls. Even when Langsford is distracted by Grace Westfield, Percy's wealthy and beautiful American fianc e, he must turn his attention back to his desperate quest to find the killer and avoid being arrested and hung for a crime he did not commit.
In this exciting historical mystery, Lord Langsford must face dire facts about a murder while wrestling with his heart over a lady promised to another.
It is 1886 as Englishman Lord Langsford travels by train to San Francisco. Newly widowed, Langsford is desperate to escape his grief, demons, and life in England. As Langsford completes the last leg of his transcontinental journey, his life unexpectedly changes once again when he crosses paths with Miss Sally Baxter, a beautiful rancher who packs a pistol in her purse.
Sally has made it her mission to find the men who robbed a train and killed her brother. Unfortunately, no one--not even the owners of the Southern Pacific Railroad--seem to care. Unable to resist her pleas, Langsford offers to help Sally and soon becomes entangled in a web of politics, corruption, and greed. As murder, threats, and attacks ensue that endanger both Sally and Langsford, influential men in both California and Washington, D.C. jockey for positions of power. Langsford, who finds himself oddly attracted to Sally, now must sort through criminals and politicians alike to discover the truth behind her brother's death and prevent his own murder.
Imagine a time before everyone stared at a screen, before fonts, icons, mice, and laser printers, before Apple and Microsoft... But tucked away in El Segundo and Palo Alto, Xerox engineers were dreaming and secretly building the modern personal computer.
Who were these people who changed the world, and why did corporate management just want to sell copiers and printers?
Equitable by Design examines the possibilities for building more equitable, culturally informed, and evidence-based partnerships among Black families, communities, and schools. The processes and practices recommended in this guide are grounded in theory. That theory is translated into evidence-based practices associated with improved student outcomes for Black students. This guide also recognizes and respects "other ways of knowing," or people's lived experiences, understanding that science is still catching up on its knowledge of what works for historically marginalized groups. This book invites participation in creating welcoming environments for Black families and their children. It provides processes that begin with the abundance within families and communities in mind, transfers power, builds capacity, and fosters collective responsibility and collective decision-making. These processes offer the possibilities for increasing the safety and belonging of Black families and students, improving student learning and well-being, transforming systems within schools, and developing strategic partnerships that build upon the knowledge, expertise, and experiences of Black people.
Frame By Frame is the world’s first animated book of GIF art, featuring new work from 35 international artists. Lenticular holograms, stickers, and image flips bring animation to the printed page, while QR codes provide a digital experience. All proceeds benefit independent businesses and local charities. Published by GIPHY Arts.
Written by an internationally regarded behavior analyst, How to Build Good Behavior and Self-Esteem in Children is a practical guidebook that will teach you how to solve behavior problems with principles based on behavior science and learn positive ways to engage with your child. The book includes exercises and step-by-step instructions for behavior change projects.
Every year on October 31, the witch and warlock children of Transylvania jump on their magic brooms and fly into town to take part in the mortal's Harvests celebration. Although she enjoys the festivities, Abigail - the most precocious little witch of them all - wishes to bring back enough mortal treats to share with all of Transylvania to enjoy all year long! One day, after accidentally slipping into her mother's brewing pot, Abigail comes up with a brilliant plan.
Join Abigail as she embarks on a delightful and historical journey to change the mortal Harvest celebration to the miraculous birth of Trick or Treat and how the Switch Witch came to be.
At thirty-three, comedian and educator Jake Jabbour found himself living alone after a breakup with his girlfriend and burying his grandpa. His most impactful relationships ended, stripping from him his identities as a roommate, boyfriend, and grandson. Hoping to discover who he was when he wasn't himself, Jake boarded an Amtrak train with his comedy partner to perform live improv across the country, from Los Angeles to New York, examining the trials, tragedies, and triumphs of his past that landed him alone in the most crowded cities in the country.
In the lineage of Chuck Klosterman's Killing Yourself to Live and John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, Jake chronicles his cross-country travels with an eye trained towards relationships and culture, searching for clues and connections with others that might shine a light on his own identity. Along the way, Jake lays bare his thoughts on grief, nostalgia, family, failure, comedy, education, relationships, culture, and self-acceptance.
Today We Walk is the real-life account of an up-and-coming powerhouse who found herself paralyzed, broken, and utterly confused. At her crossroads, she was forced to choose whether to live or die. Instead of wallowing in despair, she chose to take life by the horns and embark upon a miraculous journey! Get ready to gain inspiration for your next levels of breakthrough and healing as you devour Latorra’s story of triumph and victory. Today We Walk will teach you: Tools to unlock physical, spiritual, and emotional paralysis Inspiration to hope and have faith in insurmountable circumstance. Realistic examples of how to assess your current position. Ways to pinpoint and go after purpose regardless of limitations and obstacles. Today is the day you set yourself free!
There is no author more equipped to write such a gripping piece of literature on such powerful subject matter. The Black Wall-Street Massacre of 1921 was an impactful tragedy in our country's history that is often overlooked, dismissed, and misrepresented. Approaching this American horror from the aspects of faith, family and race relations is absolutely brilliant. The atrocities that have plagued the African American communities in America have always tested our faith, impacted our families, and highlighted the unfortunate decay in race relations. Boulware has contributed to the both the recognition and healing of that pain. -Cassandra Relynn, Actor, Marriage and Family Therapist
In May of 2017, Dolores Cruz's 24-year-old son, Eric, was killed in a horrific car accident. In the depths of grief, she began a quest to find answers. She searched to find out how this could happen, to find the God she thought she knew, to find meaning and purpose in her life, to find truth, and to find her son. Little by little she was able to gain a whole new philosophy and understanding of life, death, afterlife and God. She found healing and peace in the realization that not only was Eric still around in spirit, but that the love he gave us while he was here on Earth continues on. This is her story.And this is the story of Eric, a model son, a loving sibling, a loyal friend, and a musician with a heart of gold, who left his physical body at age 24, and how he came here to change us, to affect us, to make us better, and to remind us to look around and appreciate the wonders of this beautiful world that we take for granted.
This book includes all the forms that have been recommended for you to complete in the companion book, The No-Worries Estate Planner. You may find that it is easier and more useful to fill out the forms here. In addition, this will make it easier to have forms available for other family members to use as well.
"Did Dad have a will?" "What's Mom's bank account number?" When a parent or spouse becomes incapacitated or dies, there are hard decisions to make. But the vital information survivors need to settle the estate or arrange for their loved one's care is often scattered in drawers, jotted on notes, or locked in the memory bank of an impaired or deceased loved one.
Disorganization can endanger your estate and everything you've worked so hard for. A will or trust is no use if your family can't find it. Survivors may not know how to access your bank accounts, apply for benefits, or plan your funeral. An accident, serious illness, or dementia can leave your family scrambling to make critical financial, legal, and healthcare decisions on your behalf. Without the information they need, your loved ones may make costly mistakes that affect the rest of their lives. Don't let this happen to your family
Packed with helpful forms and checklists, the all-in-one No-Worries Estate Planner and organizer makes it easy to gather everything your family needs to know about your finances, insurance, property, healthcare, and last wishes.
An ode to love of a darling daughter. A celebration of the love for a clever, strong, and compassionate girl. A cherished book by little girls everywhere. Parents will snuggle and read this every night to their daughters. A book for all women, sisters, and mothers who were also little girls once. A heartwarming story that makes this book a wonderful addition to your library.
Compassion is sometimes confused with empathy, or even sympathy. It is neither, though it includes some aspects of both. Compassion begins when we allow ourselves to really hear and attune to suffering, that of others, as well as ourselves. And hearing and perceiving this anguish, we are moved to do something about it. What takes compassion beyond sympathy or empathy is that it includes action, action that is considered, skillful and beneficial.
Council is a foundational practice that builds our capacity to perceive the experience of others and invites us to pay attention. When we listen differently to someone’s story, without judging, we create the conditions for compassion to arise. Council asks us to lean in, to learn ways we can skillfully attend to the pain we recognize in ourselves and others, and to do something helpful in response. This book is an invitation to build the muscle of compassion, through exercises and practices that enhance our capacity to listen from the heart and, in so doing, take care of ourselves and those around us.
Bob Larivee ran a car show empire for thirty-five years, transforming American culture and giving millions a chance to dream. Along the way he amassed a remarkable archive of cars, collectables, photos and memories. HOT ROD DREAMS - Car Shows and Culture tells the sensational story of how the indoor hot rod show changed America and taught the world to love hot rods customs and the people who built them.
Fasten your seat belts, come along for the ride and meet several hundred of his best friends!!
HOT ROD DREAMS features more than 350 photos, many of which have never before been published.
In a section of Los Angeles near Dodger Stadium, two rival gangs rule the streets. For the Alvarado Street Diablos, it’s been a year since the murder of one of their closest members at the hands of their sworn enemy, the North Rampart Lobos. A drive-by killing in his honor is planned, but things go wrong and an innocent bystander is the victim. Several hours later the one who pulled the trigger suffers a horrifying death caused by something never before seen in its uniqueness. Many more such cases follow, but all of them involving only these two gangs among the hundreds throughout the city. And each death occurs at the same time of day.
The exact same time of day.
What can these two enemies do to survive against an unstoppable power intent on vengeance and their mutual destruction? How is a gang-hating young boy’s urgent attempt to save the life of a gang member tied into preventing a loved one’s soul from eternal darkness? And what does a mysterious psychic’s prophecy conveyed earlier in New Orleans have to do with all of this?
Exploring the emotions of despair and desperation, as well as love, hope and redemption that often define our humanity, The Poe Consequence integrates social and ethnic divisions through acts of fate and supernatural horror for the reader to observe and imagine.
2012 - Books-and-Authors.net Supernatural Thriller of the Year
2015 - Kirkus Reviews 'Best Books of 2015' year end issue
2021 - WINNER - Book Excellence Awards for Best Fiction novel
Eastern Tibet, or Kham, is a place of rugged ranges and torrential rivers, home to the fierce Khampa rebels who tried for a decade to defeat China's army and win independence for Tibet. Pamela Logan is an inveterate traveler who fell in love with Kham and was deeply affected by the poverty she saw there. With the help of many friends, she started a nonprofit to do the impossible: bring development and humanitarian assistance to Tibetans under Chinese rule.
This book chronicles Logan's fourteen years of work in Kham: helping children stay in school, saving the lives of babies and mothers, providing job training to nomadic herders, improving health care, assisting communities hit by earthquakes, and repairing centuries-old architecture.
Compassion Mandala records Logan's first-hand observations of rural Tibetan society and China's relentless efforts to modernize it. Outlining each gate of the development mandala - areas such as education, health care, jobs, and the environment - she explains how Tibet has changed over the past century, giving historical context to contemporary challenges. She details obstacles faced by Tibetans as ethnic minorities in China, and she describes how they are adapting to China's rapid development and coping with the tidal wave of Chinese migrants arriving in their homeland. She portrays many individuals she knew: incarnate lamas, ordinary farmers, educated professionals, corrupt officials, devoted Buddhists, and a brilliant young woman determined to overcome her humble origins and realize her dreams.