Author: Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming
Publisher: Alfred Music
Release Date: 2000-04-24
Written by the author of Music for Fun, Music for Learning, the book incorporates a child's activities such as singing, dancing, playing instruments and body movements and gestures to develop the understanding of musical concepts, musical literacy and an appreciation for different kinds of music as well as co-ordination, motor and listening skills, social skills and acquisition of basic facts. Intended to be a useful and practical resource for teachers, parents and leaders of all children, Come on Everybody Let's Sing! also encourages a greater use of music with special students. The audio package offers songs from each chapter of the book professionally recorded and produced to provide both the teacher and students with excellent representations of the songs as set out in the book. Preschool-Grade 6.
Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Jack Wilson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2008-10-07
Cortland Jamison, a member of CIAs elite ZODIAC strike team, is charged with highest priority missions in Afghanistan, Zaire, post-Perestroika Russia, Colombia and the US. In addition to fighting against the Soviets, Jamison rescues a deep cover CIA agent and his family from renegade soldiers in Zaire; confronts a brutal Russian mafioso outside Moscow; and finally matches wits with a powerful Colombian drug lord and his murderous bodyguard. The story includes at its core the US Presidents wife and his closest advisor. A significant role is also played by four Missouri brothers who use blackmail and muscle to become major political power brokers and partners with the Colombian cartel.
Author: Brad Thor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-11-23
The world’s most elite counterterrorism unit has just taken its game to an entirely new level. And not a moment too soon . . . From behind the rows of razor wire, a new breed of counterterrorism operator has emerged. Just as skilled, just as fearsome, and just as deadly as their colleagues, Delta Force’s newest members have only one thing setting them apart—their gender. Part of a top-secret, all-female program codenamed The Athena Project, four of Delta’s best and brightest women are about to undertake one of the nation’s deadliest assignments. When a terrorist attack in Rome kills more than twenty Americans, Athena Team members Gretchen Casey, Julie Ericsson, Megan Rhodes, and Alex Cooper are tasked with hunting down the Venetian arms dealer responsible for providing the explosives. But there is more to the story than anyone knows. In the jungles of South America, a young U.S. intelligence officer has made a grisly discovery. Surrounded by monoliths covered with Runic symbols, one of America’s greatest fears appears to have come true. Simultaneously in Colorado, a foreign spy is close to penetrating the mysterious secret the U.S. government has hidden beneath Denver International Airport. As Casey, Ericsson, Rhodes, and Cooper close in on their target, they will soon learn that another attack—one of unimaginable proportions—has already been set in motion, and the greatest threat they face may be the secrets kept by their own government.
Author: Cathy Marie Hake
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Laney McCain has unabashedly had her sights set on Galen O'Sullivan for years. And though Galen has treated her as nothing more than his best friend's pesky tag-along sister, Laney dares hope that now is the time he will open his eyes and truly recognize the woman she's become. But the arrival of Ishmael and Ivy Grubb, squatters on the O'Sullivans' land, diverts Galen's attention. Though the Grubbs are crass and uneducated, Galen shows mercy and allows them to stay in exchange for help around the farm. But it becomes a decision he lives to regret.... Sometimes the Journey to Love Is Truly Bittersweet
I saw Christ during a near death experience (NDE) in January 1969 while buried beneath a pile of biomaterial, outguessing poisonous methane gas. I had multiple compound fractures and no air. To this day, I swear it being as real as you, me or anyone else. Yes, I saw the tunnel of light with Christ at the opposite end. The Christ I saw had long brunet hair—the one I knew from Sunday school and books. Now that I have actually studied the Bible, I know He almost certainty had short hair, like his peers, the other men in his culture. Check it out. First Corinthians 11:14 says, “Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to Him?” God Himself thought long hair on a man was an abomination. It's obvious that is a disgrace for a man to have long hair! The most common word to describe long effeminate hair is the very word Paul used in First Corinthians 11:14: “degrading” (atimia), the major reason for objecting to long hair. How do we explain all the pictures of Christ depicted with long hair? Is that delusional thinking at the mass level? Again, did the Holy Word mislead us poor ignorant Christians, or did we fill in the gap for God? I’m laying my money on God – long hair was abhorrent to Him. As such, His son arrived with short hair. Now if Christ was anything like today’s youth, he would have rejected long hair – it simply wasn’t in style. Is humankind’s vision of Jesus just a delusion? Is the phenomenon of UFOs but another case of MASS delusion? It has happened before and within the past one hundred years –“Invasion of Mars”, Orison Well’s Broadcast. Could be, but humankind has been reporting them through word, paintings, or hieroglyphics since 29,000BC. If one buys into that, but not into UFO’s, then one must conclude that the entire world, since the beginning of time, has BEEN A DELUSION.
Five Stars (out of five) “Bits of Western history within a solid plot... “Lawman’s Dilemma” is a wholesome novel written with realistic honesty. Perfect for extra-curricular reading, this novel’s appeal may extend to the classroom. The book is divided into three parts, with each part broken into chapters. These stories stand individually, but they can be read as a whole---another advantage for a teacher.” -Julia Ann Charpentier for Clarion Reviews “Lawman’s Dilemma” is a pure storytelling, simply, sparsely and elegantly revealed.” -BlueInk Review “Lawman’s Dilemma” is a told in a concise, straightforward style that’s a joy to read... not just for western fans- for anyone who loves good writing.” -Kirkus Review
When Lieutenant Clarence Davenport was assigned to destroy a munitions depot near Kamisiyah, Iraq, a hushed-up incident in the Gulf War, he had no idea his mission would result in a mass assassination at the Inauguration Ceremony. With the President and all other legal successors dead, the Presidency falls on a man who doesn’t want it—Secretary of Education, Ben Silver, a man in love who can’t wait to get out of government. Compelled, Silver takes the job, but is immediately accused of involvement in the assassination conspiracy. Accusations fester, fueled by the political aspirations of Senator Jeb Davies. Davies institutes a plan to destabilize the country even further to force Silver’s resignation and his succession to the Presidency. Amidst civil unrest, the war for the most powerful office in the world is on. Murder and attempted murder of President Silver’s political enemies heighten suspicions against the reluctant President. Those investigators who believe in Silver’s innocence keep uncovering puzzling facts relating to the assassination, but seem unable to solve the mystery of “who did it and why.” The unsolved crime of the new millennium threatens to destroy the nation if the answers are not found quickly.
"The author asks as you read this 'prison reform' book interlaced with small parts of her own personal involvement, that you overlook the grammar, punctuation and, sentence structure errors because she did not and, does not consider herself a writer. But she felt this story had to be told to inform society there is another view of prison life on the inside, rather than only the stories reported by the media and the justice system itself. Therefore, what you are about to read will take you on a journey into the chilling hellhole of prison and, you will find it is not at all what you expected it to be. Quite the contrary, it is a house of dreams for souls who are victims themselves: Victims of abuse while living on the outside in society and, victims of abuse by the penal system during incarceration. In addition, they are victims of drug and alcohol related incidents, or bad judgment and, in more cases than we can imagine, of wrongful conviction." "Elaine was almost oblivious to the insane walk; two sets of remote controlled steel gates, a search room, a 70-foot fenced walkway topped with rolls of ice-steel razor wire, another set of barred gates, but this time, she was conducted straight to the hospital. Every time she made this trip she was appalled at the madness behind the disproportionate security. It appeared to her the perimeter towers, rifles, steel topped clubs, pepper spray and stun guns strapped to the hips of every guard were security enough against men who were shackled behind these cement walls." (p. 17) "Elaine was alone in Starke, Florida. She had driven from Michigan alone to meet Horace and to help him with his appeals and also, when the time was right to become his wife. During the five months since her arrival from Michigan, she had made a few acquaintances, but hadnt had sufficient time to make a good friend. Horace had been her only friend. She had neither friends nor family to stand by her side to give comfort and solace as Horace slowly died a suffering death. But why? Why would a woman, who was considered an average societal wife and mother, leave family and home, even divorcing, to marry a man on death row? Why enter into an environment where personal diminishment is the daily experience? And especially perplexing, why enter into a relationship with a man whose impending death was possibly the only future? Why did Elaine do this? Did She have a choice? It seemed, somehow, her whole life had prepared her in a special way to follow this course, as if a plot had been written. Did she feel a martyr? Did she feel a fool? Did she feel courageous? Elaine truly doesn't have answers to any of these questions, yet one thing she knows about herself," (p. 21) "Even though Horace worked hard in the orange groves all day and led a Honky Tonk band at night in several Lounges in Bartow and Eloise, it didn't matter what he could have been. His reality was, he was marked...His being part Japanese at that prejudicial time and Native American as well, he was prejudged and condemned by an absurd record of poverty and ethnicity. Whether he was laboring in the groves or strumming his guitar playing in lounges at night, Horace was a wandering man with a wandering heart in search of fulfillment. And for this honky-tonk heartbreaker, unfortunately, the worst was about to come for he was one more person who would not be touched by the American Dream but was about to become part of Americas nightmare. (page 29) "The Court: If I can assure you that I would makewell, I will assure you that in the event you are sentenced to life or death The Defendant: Yes, maam. The Court:that I would do everything within my power to have them protect you, but in protecting you, not isolate you from sight and hearing of other inmates. The Defendant: Yes, maam, I understand.
Author: Don Bill
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2008-09-25
Book Summary Get a glimpse of law enforcement in a small town in Powers Trace II. Set in a fictional town located among the farmlands in southern Georgia, the police force struggles to protect and serve with limited funds and second-hand equipment. Like police in most small towns, they get the job done working long hours for low pay. The plague of illicit drugs is not unique to large cities. Small town USA is suffering from the affects of Speed, Methamphetamine, and ICE in an increasing spiral of addicts who will not, or cannot, seek the help they need to kick the addiction. This is the story. This is not the cure.