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The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
1594830886
October 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review
Best-selling author Michael Connelly, whose character-driven literary mysteries have earned him a wide following, breaks from the gate in the over-crowded field of legal thrillers and leaves every other contender from Grisham to Turow in the dust with this tightly plotted, brilliantly paced, impossible-to-put-down novel.

Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen (in a nice twist, Cohen's gun, given to Dad then bequeathed to his son, plays a key role in the plot). But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially relevant when Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison,...



Watership Down
Richard Adams
0380002930
Jan 1976
Paperback
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Book Review
Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure.

The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land...



Watership Down
Richard Adams
0743277708
October 2005
Paperback
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Review
"Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do."-- Chicago Tribune
"A classic...A great book."-- Los Angeles Times
"Quite marvelous...A powerful new vision of the great chain of being."-- The New York Times Book Review

Book Description
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing...


The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
1594830878
October 2005
Audio
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Book Review
Best-selling author Michael Connelly, whose character-driven literary mysteries have earned him a wide following, breaks from the gate in the over-crowded field of legal thrillers and leaves every other contender from Grisham to Turow in the dust with this tightly plotted, brilliantly paced, impossible-to-put-down novel.

Criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller's father was a legendary lawyer whose clients included gangster Mickey Cohen (in a nice twist, Cohen's gun, given to Dad then bequeathed to his son, plays a key role in the plot). But Dad also passed on an important piece of advice that's especially relevant when Mickey takes the case of a wealthy Los Angeles realtor accused of attempted murder: "The scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you [screw] up and he goes to prison,...



Watership Down
Richard Adams
0060935456
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure.

The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land...



Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals: The Insider's Guide to Selling Your Work
Rick Frishman
1593374127
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"I've got a great idea for a book!" But a great idea is not enough - what you need is a killer book proposal. With publishing gurus Rick Frishman and Robyn Friedman Spizman as your guides, you can create a proposal that makes your idea sing-and appeals to right publishers. This step-by-step process includes: Expanding your idea into a full-fledged proposal Marketing your proposal to the right agents and publishers Negotiating a favorable publishing contract With Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals, your entrÈe into the exciting world of publishing is just a proposal away! "A good 50% of my time as an agent is spent coaching clients on how to write an effective book proposal. Now, I can just say itís as easy as 1-2-3: (1) buy a copy of Rick and Robyn's Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals, (2) follow...


School Nurse's Survival Guide
Richard M. Adams
013186727X
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Sword of Honour, Vol. 23
Alexander Kent
0935526935
April 2001
Paperback
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Philadelphia Bulletin
"Kent's writing is fresh, singular, and worthy of judgment solely on its own high merit."

Book Description
March 1814. Sir Richard returns from a wearing campaign in North American waters to take up a command in Malta. Meanwhile his nephew Adam remains behind as captain of a frigate on the American coast, as England's long war with Napoleon reaches its end.

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The New School Health Handbook
Jerry Newton
013614652X
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This fully updated edition spells out what action school personnel should take when faced with specific physical, emotional and behavioral problems. Covering everything from the common cold to trauma, it helps school personnel make decisions that protect student health -­ and prevent litigation. Plus, this new third edition offers expanded information on mental health, special education, teen pregnancy, STDs, and more.

From the Back Cover
For all school health professionals, this comprehensive Third Edition of THE NEW SCHOOL HEALTH HANDBOOK provides answers on what action, if any, to take for all types of routine and emergency health problems-physical, emotional and behavioral-that occur in the school environment. It features updated information on all topics and...


Tales from Watership Down
Richard Adams
0380729342
March 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
The original Watership Down is one of those wonderful works that appeals to readers both young and old. The story of a group of rabbits on an adventure into unfamiliar yards, farms, and fields made for an imaginative, captivating journey. This latest work follows the aftermath of the original's climactic ending and includes the rabbits' retelling of various myths associated with their rabbit-hood, plus some new twists and developments. This is a captivating introduction to Adams's warren for first-time visitors, and those who loved the original Watership Down won't be disappointed.

From Publishers Weekly
As readers of Watership Down (1974) will recall, Adams reached classic heights of inspired storytelling in that fable of the animal kingdom, performing a finely calibrated...


Quiche Rebelde
Ricardo Falla
0292725310
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the arrival of the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the Maya population of Guatemala has been forced to adapt to extraordinary challenges. Under colonial rule, the Indians had to adapt enough to satisfy the Spanish while resisting those changes not necessary for survival, applying their understanding of the world to the realities they confronted daily. Despite the major changes wrought in their way of life by centuries of submission, the Maya have managed to regenerate, and thus maintain, their self-identity. Among the major challenges they have faced has been the imposition of outside religions. Quiché Rebelde examines what happened when Acción Católica came into the Guatemalan municipio of San Antonio Ilotenango, Quiché, to convert its inhabitants. Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest...


Gray's Anatomy for Students
Richard L. Drake
0443066124
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Gray's Anatomy for students...comes with colourful diagrams, and...readable text. The book is separated by region, and at the end of each chapter is surface anatomy and a few clinical cases. Scattered around the book are boxes entitled 'In the Clinic', which gives useful information like locating pulses... A good clinical focus.
MAD magazine, the official journal of Barts and The London Students'Association

An easy to understand anatomy text book, with clear use of terminology and explanatory diagrams which is every medical students dream, and this can be found within the snazzy coverings of Gray's Anatomy for Student's. The strongest feature of this book is quite simply the way it's been written. This is a brilliant resource for medical students as the text takes the reader from the basics slowly but then...


Quiche Rebelde
Ricardo Falla
0292725329
Aug 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Since the arrival of the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the Maya population of Guatemala has been forced to adapt to extraordinary challenges. Under colonial rule, the Indians had to adapt enough to satisfy the Spanish while resisting those changes not necessary for survival, applying their understanding of the world to the realities they confronted daily. Despite the major changes wrought in their way of life by centuries of submission, the Maya have managed to regenerate, and thus maintain, their self-identity. Among the major challenges they have faced has been the imposition of outside religions. Quiché Rebelde examines what happened when Acción Católica came into the Guatemalan municipio of San Antonio Ilotenango, Quiché, to convert its inhabitants. Ricardo Falla, a Guatemalan Jesuit priest...


The Plague Dogs
Richard Adams
0345494024
Nov 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!"
THE BOSTON GLOBE
A lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness.


From the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher
11 1.5-hour cassettes --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Author 101: Bestselling Secrets From Top Agents: The Insider's Guide to What Agents and Publishers Look For
Rick Frishman
1593374178
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
You're passionate about your book. You're determined to get it published, but you just can't seem to do it by yourself. You need an ally. You need a champion. You need an agent. Enter Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman, with this second volume in the AUTHOR 101 series. In Bestselling Secrets from Top Agents, writing gurus Rick and Robyn reveal what makes a good agent, what a good agent will and wonít do for you, and how to find the right type of agent - not just for your first book, but for your entire career. "If you want to become a published author, the first step is buying Robyn and Rick's book. Loaded with practical, easy-to-follow insider advice, this book shows readers how to write a winning book proposal. Highly recommended!" --Lloyd J. Jassin, publishing attorney and author "Bottom line: this is...


Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
John Milton
0451527925
November 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Here in one volume are the complete texts of two of the greatest epic poems in English literature, each a profound exploration of the moral problems of God's justice. They demonstrate Milton's genius for classicism and innovation, narrative and drama-and are a grand example of what Samuel Johnson called his "peculiar power to astonish."

Edited by Christopher Ricks
With a New Introduction by Dr. Susanne Woods

Download Description
Now had the great Proclaimer, with a voice More awful than the sound of trumpet, cried Repentance, and Heaven's kingdom nigh at hand To all baptized. To his great baptism flocked With awe the regions round, and with them came From Nazareth the son of Joseph deemed --Milton.


Plague Dogs
Richard Adams
0449211827
Feb 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!"
THE BOSTON GLOBE
A lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness.

From the Publisher
11 1.5-hour cassettes --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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The Cambridge History of the Native Peoples of the Americas
Richard E. Adams
0521351650
Apr 2000
Hardcover
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Review
'It is profoundly reassuring that this kind of scholarly publishing continues to flourish at the start of a new millennium, and it is even more profoundly to be hoped that these books acquire the wide readership that they deserve.' The Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute

Review
"...will have lasting value as an authoritative reference." Choice

"This is an impressive two-part overview of the history of the indigenous people of Mesoamerica from earliest times to the present...the contributions vary in depth and quality, but fortunately the variation is between good and excellent...these books are extremely useful...The authors and editors are to be commended." American Historical Review

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Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation
Richard Rohr
082452280X
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawing from his extensive travels around the world, Fr. Rohr has discovered that initiation rites have been a part of every culture for thousands of years. Bestselling author Richard Rohr, a leader in the renaissance in male spirituality, offers the fruit of his travel and experience to explain the importance of male initiation and male elders in healthy psychological and spiritual life.

From the Publisher
Based on decades of work, travel, and experience, Rohr, a Franciscan brother and best-selling author, unearths the complexities of male spiritual maturation and helps us to understand the importance (as well as the increasing lack thereof) of male initiation rights in both western culture and the church.

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