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One Nation Under God: The History of Prayer in America
James P. Moore
0385504039
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The simple contention of this fascinating study is that prayer has always been intertwined with America's cultural life. Moore, who teaches at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, casts a broad net, beginning with Native American prayers before European colonization and culminating with the prayers of Americans after 9/11. He attends not only to prayers said around tables and in houses of worship but also to the way that the arts contribute to prayer: in the 19th century, artists like Thomas Cole penned prayers in art journals, and 20th-century Jewish composer Leonard Bernstein wrote a symphony that meditated on the Jewish kaddish. Indeed, Moore has really written a history of religion in America told through the lens of prayer; for example, his discussion of Shaker prayer is embedded in a...


Very Special Agents
James Moore
0252027116
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors
James Reston
0385508484
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Veteran journalist and author Reston brings to life three key elements of Spanish history that intertwined in 1492. Columbus takes a back seat to the Inquisition and the defeat of Islamic Granada, but plays a key role in demonstrating their relationship to the rise of empire and the modern state. Reston (Warriors of God; Galileo) has done tremendous research, though the shadows of his mostly older sources tend to show in stereotypes of the treasure-hungry, Machiavellian Ferdinand and the handsome adventurer Columbus charming Isabella. While he reduces the order of Dominicans to their role as inquisitors, he generally does justice to the complexities of his subject, examining the worlds of Christians, Muslims and Jews with sympathy and irony, and incorporating portraits of several lesser-known figures. The...


Very Special Agents
James Moore
0252070259
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Daisy Miller
Henry James
0140432620
May 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
James's brief 1858 classic is here presented as a no-frills edition in Dover's Thrift series. Since the text is a staple in many high school and college literature curricula, Dover provides a painless, inexpensive way of stocking multiple copies.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From AudioFile
Henry James's novella probes the social and emotional complications that follow the overly familiar but innocent behavior of Daisy Miller, a newly rich American traveling in Switzerland and Rome. This recording also includes the preface that James wrote later in life for his New York edition. Initially, the choice of a female reader might seem misguided for a story that is filtered through the consciousness of...


Staying Small Successfully
Frank A. Stasiowski
0471407739
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Making smaller A/E/C firms more productive and more profitable Want to do big things with a small company? This no-nonsense guide shows leaders of smaller architecture, engineering, and design firms how to compete successfully against larger organizations without becoming one of them. It demonstrates how a smaller firm can position itself to bring more value to its clients, operate over a larger geographical area, and develop a strategic plan for increasing revenues and profits. Featuring new chapters on forming strategic alliances and maximizing the benefits of information technology, this new edition presents updated case studies of more than fifty small design firms. These firms have achieved remarkable success and handled large contracts with limited staff, and the case studies illustrate how they learned...


DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis
James Morrison
0898625688
February 1995
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"An extremely useful text....Morrison has put 'life' into the DSM-IV criteria with his strategic use of strong vignettes and important 'tips' for using psychiatric code....A real contribution to the thorny problem of constructing meaningful descriptions of patients' difficulties." --Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D.

"Morrison's guide is an accurate and well-organized companion to DSM-IV and is most useful for medical students, psychiatric trainees, professionals in mental health, and coders who use DSM-IV classification rules." --Max Fink, State University of New York, Stonybrook, NY

"A skillful writer, a highly experienced clinician, an excellent teacher, Dr. James Morrison has authored a book that should be of interest to a wide audience including psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, as well as some...


Island of Ashes
Jim Moore
0595171222
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The devastation of Key West by fire, intensified by gale-force winds, is a tragedy of monstrous proportions. Whether it is an accident or arson is a key question. Noah Pound, a fireman, battling the firestorm and protecting Amy, his sweetheart, has his hands full. Steve Messori, Noah’s friend, suddenly and mysteriously “leaves” the story, then just as mysteriously, reappears. When the fire seems unstoppable, Fire Chief Alonso Cosa, at his wit’s end, takes some drastic last-hope measures. Because the fire started at the home of Marc Hegelmann, a developer, he becomes a dominating character. The story’s counter plot has Tom Winfield, a crafty and ambitious cinematographer, shooting the fire in Key West, and doing things that “encourage” the blaze. Lending the story plenty...


Rove Exposed: How Bush's Brain Fooled America
James Moore
0471787086
October 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Veteran journalists Moore and Slater offered a glimpse into Karl Rove's singular influence within the Bush administration in their best-selling Bush's Brain, and in light of the recent contretemps in Washington, the authors have issued this deftly reported revision of their earlier book. The title of this up-to-date foray into the machinations of "Bush's Brain" belies the book's incredible depth; revealing not only the details of Rove's success and failures, the book also directs a critical eye toward his Salt Lake City childhood, his earliest political ambitions and the events that shaped his values. Broader than an exposé, but too partisan and brief to be considered a full-fledged biography, the book portrays a man "not beyond lying" and obsessed with "creating power and winning elections" whose...


Backwards
Jim Moore
0595189385
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
When Bradley Cole begins practicing an unorthodox lifestyle the cells in his body suddenly misfire and he starts growing backward in time, instead of forward. Into this terrifying transition steps a woman who will love Bradley, come what may; and a mysterious entity that tries to bring more spirituality into Bradley's life by revisiting upon him misdeeds of the past. A surprise ending puts a dynamic finish on this incredible tale.


Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential
James Moore
0471471402
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Political consultants are nothing new in American politics; they are the big guns called in to work on a campaign or deal with the occasional crisis, then dismissed for another day. Not so with White House Senior Advisor Karl Rove. Due to his close personal relationship and unlimited access to George W. Bush, as well as his control of the information that reaches the president, this "permanent consultant" occupies a unique spot in Bush's inner circle and in history. "His influence marks a transcendent moment in American politics: the rise of an unelected consultant to a position of unprecedented power," write authors Moore and Slater. Since Rove is ultimately responsible to Bush only, not to American citizens, he is not required to work openly. As a result, Rove is hardly a household name, despite his considerable clout....


They Should Live So Long
Jim Moore
0595201849
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Old people are being "mercifully" put to death in three South Florida nursing homes. When the killer discovers a way to make money from the crimes, the motive then turns to profit. The killer, in disguise, charges families a fee to end their loved one's suffering, and keep their savings intact. Detectives Joe Pepper and Buck Randola, investigating the murders, keep coming up empty. Suspects are many, including the CEO of the nursing home consortium, and his attractive accountant, with whom he is having an affair. In a final act of violence, the killer's clothing is torn by the intended victim and he loses the damning clue. This opens the door and the evidence pours out. Joe Pepper is mystified. This is the only case in which his experience was no help in catching the murderer.


Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling
James Hillman
0446673714
October 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
James Hillman, a former director of the Jung Institute who has written more than 20 books on behavior and psychology, delves into human development in The Soul's Code. Hillman encourages you to "grow down" into the earth, as an acorn does when it becomes a mighty oak tree. He argues that character and calling are the result of "the particularity you feel to be you" and knocks those who blame childhood difficulties for all their problems as adults. According to Hillman, "The current American identity as a victim is the flip side of the coin whose head brightly displays the opposite identity: the heroic self-made man, carving out destiny alone and with unflagging will." Hillman's theories seem disarmingly simple, but he backs them with a careful, well-practiced intellect. --This text...


Wired for Greed
Joe Seeber
059535744X
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Most Americans still do not understand electric utilities, and many consumers have only a vague grasp of the intricacies of regulation and deregulation. This is a paradox of sorts; regulation, in particular, seems easy enough to grasp. The real difficulty lies in understanding how power companies have manipulated the regulators.

If you think utility deregulation has done away with electric utility monopolies, think again! Deregulation is a myth—it’s business as usual for the power companies.

For most of America, utility deregulation has yet to become a reality. Even if it does, electric companies will still swindle those they serve. Why? One reason: deregulation allows the utility giants to retain control of the transmission and distribution of electricity.

Utility cheating has gone unchecked for...



One Nation Under God: The History of Prayer in America
James P. Moore
0739302655
November 2005
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
The simple contention of this fascinating study is that prayer has always been intertwined with America's cultural life. Moore, who teaches at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, casts a broad net, beginning with Native American prayers before European colonization and culminating with the prayers of Americans after 9/11. He attends not only to prayers said around tables and in houses of worship but also to the way that the arts contribute to prayer: in the 19th century, artists like Thomas Cole penned prayers in art journals, and 20th-century Jewish composer Leonard Bernstein wrote a symphony that meditated on the Jewish kaddish. Indeed, Moore has really written a history of religion in America told through the lens of prayer; for example, his discussion of Shaker prayer is embedded in a...


The Back Pain Helpbook
James E. Moore
073820112X
Jan 1999
Paperback
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C. Everett Koop, M.D.
"This book teaches good self care, the knowledge of which is vital to getting the best care and achieving the best results for yourself."

Mind/Body Health Review
"If you or a loved one suffer from chronic or recurrent back pain, this book can provide significant relief."

See all Editorial Reviews


The Night Before Christmas
James Marshall
0760760098
July 2004
Board Book
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Paul
Gene A. Getz
0805418180
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Be a Mime
Mark Stolzenberg
0806964170
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-9-- From warmups to fully staged skits, from makeup techniques to a discussion of style, Stolzenberg's work gives an inclusive look at the world of mime for beginning students. Focused on performance, the book takes readers in words and pictures through both standard exercises--such as mime walks/runs--and common routines, e.g., "The Robot," "The Wall," "Walking Your Dog." The black-and-white photos show performers of both genders to portray the specifics. With the exception of the rather confusing placement of the photos for the discussion of "first position," the generally excellent illustrations are a real asset. The text itself is clear and concise, if a bit clipped, appealing to its audience particularly in its use of comparisons between mime and athletics , and the glossary and index make the...


Redneck Night before Christmas
David Davis
1565542932
October 1997
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Presents a redneck twist on the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor, who arrives in a pickup truck accompanied by eight hound dogs.

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