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Collins Guide to Scots Kith and Kin: A Guide to the Clans and Surnames of Scotland
July 1998

Nasty Astrology: What Your Astrologer Won't Tell You About Your Star Sign
Richard MacDonald
May 2004
Book Description
An astrology guide with a fun twist——all the truly nasty qualities your sign reveals about you.

Every astrology book on the market says the same sweet things, trying to convince people that we’re all so nice and full of good qualities. Not this guide! Get ready for something deliciously fun: the whole truth about human character. All those dark, dirty little secrets about love, sex, and business come right out in the open. Discover friends’ hidden demons and what makes work associates tick. Unlock the mysteries of the human psyche. Find out what everyone really thinks and feels. You’ll see that Tauruses believe they are refined gourmands when they are truly gluttons and drunks. That those born under the sign of Aries’ hold everyone in contempt. And that Sagittarius has...

A Century of Noir: Thirty-Two Classic Crime Stories
Mickey Spillane (Editor)
April 2002
From Publishers Weekly
Shamus-winner Max Allan Collins and crime-novel king Mickey Spillane team up to co-edit A Century of Noir: Thirty-two Classic Crime Stories, a collection that includes tales by the aforementioned as well as by luminaries such as Chester Himes, James M. Cain, Donald E. Westlake, Sara Paretsky and Evan Hunter. It may not actually span a century, but this volume offers plenty of blood, booze and cigarette smoke in worlds populated by flinty men and fetching women. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Thirty-two stories of stunning ingenuity. Thirty-two writers of legendary genius. One hundred years of crime fiction in a one-of-a-kind collection. Edited by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins. Introduction by Max Allan Collins.


Historical Problems of Imperial Africa, Vol. 2
Robert O. O. Collins
February 1994
Textbook Paperback

Problems in the History of Modern Africa, Vol. 3
Robert O. Collins
December 1996
Textbook Paperback
Book Description
In the newest version of his "Problems" books, Professor Collins presents the most important issues in the study of modern Africa

About the Author
Robert O. Collins, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of Shadow in the Grass: Britain in the Southern Sudan, 1919-1956 and The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988, as well as 24 other books. James McDonald Burns, Kathleen S. Hasselblad, and Erik Kristofer Ching, doctoral candidates at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are assisting as co-editors.

Cracking the Hard-Boiled Detective: A Critical History from the 1920s to the Present
Lewis D. Moore
February 2006
Book Description
The hard-boiled private detective is among the most recognizable characters in popular fiction since the 1920s-a tough product of a violent world, in which police forces are inadequate and people with money can choose private help when facing threatening circumstances. Though a relatively recent arrival, the hard-boiled detective has undergone steady development and assumed diverse forms. This critical study analyzes the character of the hard-boiled detective, from literary antecedents through the early 21st century. It follows change in the novels through three main periods: the Early (roughly 1927–1955), during which the character was defined by such writers as Carroll John Daly, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler; the Transitional, evident by 1964 in the works of John D. MacDonald and Michael Collins, and...

Problems in African History: Precolonial Centuries, Vol. 1
James McDonald Burns
July 1993
Textbook Paperback
"Carefully edited and represents a great variety of points of view." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
These books are designed to stimulate class discussions and to engage students with the subject. Collins has included authoritative statements, interpretations, and analyses by renowned scholars. A distinctive characteristic of this anthology is the range of interpretations accorded to the research results. This book offers the full spectrum of emotionally charged theories. Each section presents a set of conflicting arguments to show the state of debates on these highly controversial issues. Extensive commentary by the editor leads the reader through this treasury of theories and dramatically highlights the development of the field. This...

Inside the Minds: Innovation Unleashed - Chief Innovation Officers on the Way to Empower the Creativity in Yourself and Your Team
Aspatore Books Staff (Editor)
October 2003
Book Description
Inside the Minds: Innovation Unleashed is the most authoritative book ever written on the intricacies within, the power around and the impact of the creative element in marketing communications. Featuring the chief creatives from some of the world's leading Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations firms, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the role of the creative in developing successful, innovative campaigns. From conceptualizing and evaluating ideas, turning them into effective communication vehicles and revamping a tired brand into one with true staying power, authors articulate the finer points around building brand loyalty and expressing creative freedom now, and what will hold true into the future. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable...

The Perfect Wife
Shari Macdonald
September 1999
Book Description
The Salinger Sisters series spins the tales of four sisters who find love - in spite of them-selves. Now in Book Three, after years of trying  to be "the perfect wife," Felicia is struggling, for her children's sake, to rebuild her life following   a divorce. Now Felicia decides she needs a "wife" to help her juggle the demands of childcare, housework, and her fledgling career. Sensitive Brody Collins, an old classmate and "child care provider," fits the bill perfectly. But is Brody really who he seems to be? And what actually prompted him to take on the job of caring for   her kids?
        Author Shari MacDonald writes: "Nearly every woman I know struggles to balance dozens of competing demands on her time:...

The Disappearance
Collin Wilcox
May 1996

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