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Anonymous
Robert Flynn Johnson
0500285764
Nov 2005
Paperback
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New York Times
A book in which every curious, cryptic picture really does tell a story.

San Francisco Chronicle
Handsome and engaging.

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The Redneck Grill: The Most Fun You Can Have With Fire, Charcoal, and a Dead Animal
Jeff Foxworthy
0641698925

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A Month and a Day
Ken Saro-Wiwa
0140259147
Jan 1996
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You Might Be a Redneck If...this Is the Biggest Book You've Ever Read
Jeff Foxworthy
0641702701

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American Educational Governance on Trial
William L. Boyd
0226069702
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
With American public education caught in a dual crisis--of both its performance and its legitimacy--educational governance has found itself increasingly on trial or under attack. This yearbook examines the sources of both crises and assesses the startling range of reform measures--many of which would, not so long ago, have seemed unthinkable--that are now being adopted. Authors include Jane Hannaway, Kenneth Strike, Tyll van Geel, Paul Hill, Allan Odden, Luvern Cunningham, Michael Kirst, James Cibulka, Jack Jennings, Bruce Cooper, Charles Taylor Kerchner, Frederick Hess, Joseph Cronin, Michael Usdan, Carolyn Herrington, and Frances Fowler.



Passion
Donna Boyd
0380790947
September 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
It's not easy to do for werewolves what Anne Rice did for vampires, but Boyd seems determined to try in her romantic saga about the hidden world of the loup-garou. After the violent murder of three werewolves in Manhattan, Alexander Devoncroix realizes he must tell his son?heir to his leadership of the pack?the story of his own disastrous love for a human. In a flashback to 1897 Paris, 28-year-old Tessa LeGuerre attempts to kill Alexander in revenge for his having let her father die on an expedition in the American wilderness. She fails and falls in love with Alexander, while he introduces her to the world of werewolves?who, neither half-wolf nor half-human, are superior animals who designed the pyramids, live hundred of years and secretly control human civilization. As Tessa comes to appreciate werewolf...


Resource Allocation and Productivity in Education
William T. Hartman
0313276315
May 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“This is a simple and well written introduction to the issue of productivity from diverse (economic, political and sociological) perspectives.”–Economics of Education Review

Book Description
While much of the research on resource allocation in the past has been concerned with state and national decisions, this book focuses on resource allocation decisions at the micro-level in education. Decisions made at the district, school, and classroom levels determine the adequacy and equity of resources actually made available to educational programs and individual students. This book shows how and why these decisions are made and their impact on schools and students.

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The Promise
Donna Boyd
0380790963
October 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
A scintillating sequel to The Passion, Donna Boyd continues to weave the erotic and deeply intriguing tale of the Devoncroix dynasty.

In Boyd's 1990s modern world, werewolves have lived peacefully (and covertly) amongst humans for thousands of years, and with their superior instinct and intelligence, they have ruled over an ignorant human race. (If you're a fan of Anne Rice's vampires, you'll love Boyd's sensuous werewolves). In The Promise, one of the most influential pack leaders, Alexander Devoncroix, has been murdered. His controversial son, Nicholas, has new plans. Nicholas believes that the werewolves' tie to humans degrades their species, contaminating them like poison. He wants werewolves to part from humans and to form separate factions--an edict opposed by his late father. However, on a flight into the north of...



A Handful of Dust with Bookmark
Evelyn Waugh
0375414207
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
"All over England people were waking up, queasy and despondent."

Few writers have walked the line between farce and tragedy as nimbly as Evelyn Waugh, who employed the conventions of the comic novel to chip away at the already crumbling English class system. His 1934 novel, A Handful of Dust, is a sublime example of his bleak satirical style: a mordantly funny exposé of aristocratic decadence and ennui in England between the wars.

Tony Last is an aristocrat whose attachment to an ideal feudal past is so profound that he is blind to his wife Brenda's boredom with the stately rhythms of country life. While he earnestly plays the lord of the manor in his ghastly Victorian Gothic pile, she sets herself up in a London flat and pursues an affair with the social-climbing idler John Beaver. In the first half of the...



You Might Be a Redneck If...this Is the Biggest Book You've Ever Read
Jeff Foxworthy
1401601936
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

You Might Be A Redneck if… You use a fishing license as a form of I.D. Your screen door has no screen. You've been on TV more than once describing what the tornado sounded like. You have a black eye and a hickey at the same time. You ever waved at traffic form your front porch wearing just your underwear.

Containing more than 2,000 entries with more than 200 illustrations, You Might Be A Redneck if…This Is The Biggest Book You've Ever Read will be a must-own book for die-hard fans of Jeff Foxworthy. Creatively packaged and attractively priced, this book also features more than 1,500 entries that have never been published in book form.

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Any Human Heart
William Boyd
0375414932
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Logan Gonzago Mountstuart, writer, was born in 1906, and died of a heart attack on October 5, 1991, aged 85. William Boyd's novel Any Human Heart is his disjointed autobiography, a massive tome chronicling "my personal rollercoaster"--or rather, "not so much a rollercoaster", but a yo-yo, "a jerking spinning toy in the hands of a maladroit child." From his early childhood in Montevideo, son of an English corned beef executive and his Uraguayan secretary, through his years at a Norfolk public school and Oxford, Mountstuart traces his haphazard development as a writer. Early and easy success is succeeded by a long half-century of mediocrity, disappointments and setbacks, both personal and professional, leading him to multiple failed marriages, internment, alcoholism and abject poverty.

Mountstuart's sorry tale is also the...



The Redneck Grill: The Most Fun You Can Have With Fire, Charcoal, and a Dead Animal
Jeff Foxworthy
1401601995
February 2005
Board Book
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Book Description

With recipes for ribs, chicken, hot dogs, fish, hamburgers, pork chops, and numerous marinades, this is a wonderful cookbook from a man who takes his grilling seriously. In addition to being a spokesperson for Shoney's Foxworthy has a very successful line of barbecue sauces on the market. Couple that with his slightly warped way of viewing the dining experience and you've got a surefire hit book.

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Armadillo
William Boyd
0375702164
Apr 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Lorimer Black may suffer from a serious sleep disorder and an obsession with the labyrinths of the British class system, but Armadillo's peculiar protagonist is the star insurance adjuster of London's Fortress Sure PLC, unaffectionately known as the Fort. At the very start of William Boyd's noir-ish seventh novel, however, things take a decided swerve for the worse. On a bleak January morning one of his cases has apparently chosen to kill himself rather than talk: "Mr. Dupree was simultaneously the first dead person he had encountered in his life, his first suicide and his first hanged man and Lorimer found this congruence of firsts deceptively troubling."

Soon our hero, who himself has a lot to hide, finds himself threatened by a dodgy type whose loss he has adjusted way down and embroiled with the beautiful...



Any Human Heart
William Boyd
1400031001
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Logan Gonzago Mountstuart, writer, was born in 1906, and died of a heart attack on October 5, 1991, aged 85. William Boyd's novel Any Human Heart is his disjointed autobiography, a massive tome chronicling "my personal rollercoaster"--or rather, "not so much a rollercoaster", but a yo-yo, "a jerking spinning toy in the hands of a maladroit child." From his early childhood in Montevideo, son of an English corned beef executive and his Uraguayan secretary, through his years at a Norfolk public school and Oxford, Mountstuart traces his haphazard development as a writer. Early and easy success is succeeded by a long half-century of mediocrity, disappointments and setbacks, both personal and professional, leading him to multiple failed marriages, internment, alcoholism and abject poverty.

Mountstuart's sorry tale is also the...



Stars and Bars
William Boyd
0375705015
July 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Very shy and utterly British Henderson Dores comes to New York to work as an art expert. His strongest desire is to become a "real," spontaneous American, which occurs in unusual fashion after a painful trip to the South. PW gave a rebel yell for Stars and Bars, noting that it "pokes fun at the British and Americans, at lifestyles and responsibilities, at life in general." Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
“William Boyd has written a perfect book. He is funnier than Evelyn Waugh.”–Los Angeles Times

“Stands in the great tradition of the English comic novel.”–The Boston Globe

“There’s hardly a writer...


There's No Place like -a Mobile- Home for the Holidays: A Redneck Christmas
Jeff Foxworthy
1401601944
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

You might be a redneck if… You've ever left Santa Claus a PBR and a Slim Jim. You've ever done your Christmas shopping at a truck stop. The neighbors started a petition over your Christmas lights. Your nativity scene has people wearing camouflage. Your outdoor Christmas decoration has a misspelled word. You ever gift wrapped a tire.

Foxworthy's version of this Christmas classic is one of the most played, and best-selling Christmas records every season. This book will be a wonderful holiday gift for the redneck in all of us.

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An Ice-Cream War
William Boyd
0375705023
Oct 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
"Rich in character and incident, An Ice-Cream War fulfills the ambition of the historical novel at its best."
--The New York Times Book Review

Booker Prize Finalist

"Boyd has more than fulfilled the bright promise of [his] first novel. . . . He is capable not only of some very funny satire but also of seriousness and compassion."  --Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

1914. In a hotel room in German East Africa, American farmer Walter Smith dreams of Theodore Roosevelt. As he sleeps, a railway passenger swats at flies, regretting her decision to return to the Dark Continent--and to her husband. On a faraway English riverbank, a jealous Felix Cobb watches his brother swim, and curses his sister-in-law-to-be. And in the background of the
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Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice
Mary Ann Boyd
0781749166
June 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Southern Illinois Univ, Edwardsville, IL. Brandon/Hill Nursing List selection (#315). Comprehensive textbook uses a biopsychosocial model for teaching all the aspects of mental illness as well as the nurse's role in assessment and care of the psychiatric client. Features case studies, clinical vignettes, and more. Previous edition: c2002. DNLM: Mental Disorders--nursing.

Book Info
Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville. Text presenting a comprehensive view of basic and essential knowledge for the practice of psychiatric nursing. Full-color and halftone illustrations and images. 29 contributors, 27 U.S. DNLM: Mental Disorders--nursing. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


For the Beary Best Mom Mini Kit
The Boyd's Collection Ltd
0740754343
December 2005
Other Format
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Book Description
From the cuddly, soft world of Boyds-the foremost authority on teddy bears-comes a simple gift book designed to show Mom how much she means. For the Beary Best Mom is the perfect present for Mother's Day, her birthday, or simply to say "I love you." Mom will be sure to appreciate the thoughts and thoughtfulness in conjunction with the award-winning Boyds collection. An appropriate and meaningful thought is accompanied on each page by an adorable Boyds bear. Some of the sentiments include: " Your love was always the best medicine. " You were the first one to read me bedtime stories and snuggle me to sleep. " I can't think of a time when you weren't there for me. " You were my very first love-and that's something that will never change.After all, Mom deserves the "beary" best!

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The New Confessions
William Boyd
0375705031
Oct 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
John James Todd, the tenacious, reflective, wise, ambitious, romantic filmmaker and adventurer who is the narrator of Boyd's (A Good Man in Africa, An Ice Cream War) fourth novel, is not a real personexcept that Boyd delightfully makes him so in this ribald "autobiography" based in spirit on Rousseau's Confessions, that posthumously published "enterprise which has no precedent, and which, once complete will have no imitator." Looking back on his life from a villa on the French Riviera in 1972, the Scottish Todd (born in 1899 to a mother wholike Rousseau'sdied at the moment of his birth) recalls events from his Edinburgh childhood and through the 1950s. He is introduced to the Confessions while a prisoner of war during WW I (the guard who procures it for him is a German actor and they remain friends) and its...

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