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The Target Committee (Kindle Single)
Hampress Pty Ltd, 2014
How did America choose the targets for the atomic bomb? What made Hiroshima preferable over Kyoto or Tokyo? Critical to the mission to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a series of meetings set up in mid-1945 and comprising America’s most powerful military, political and scientific chiefs. The committeemen would decide where and how the first nuclear weapons would be used in anger. In this absorbing and provocative narrative, ...
The Committee (Middle East Literature in Translation)
Sun' Allah Ibrahim
Syracuse University Press
Writing in an intriguingly symbolic and minimalist style, author Sonallah Ibrahim has been called the Egyptian Kafka. And no wonder. This wry take on Kafka's The Trial revolves around its narrator's attempts to petition successfully the elusive ruling body of his country, known simply as "the committee". Consequences for his actions range from the absurd to the hideous.In Kafkaesque fashion, Ibrahim offers an unbroken first-person narrative ...
Committee Of One: Making a Difference, One Life at a Time
Patricia Martin Holt
When I married a retired hydrologist, I had no idea how our travels to the Middle East would change my perspective. Initially interested in the fine crafts of the area, I was led to Leila Wahbeh. The day I met her was the day my life changed forever. Her story unfolds with her family’s flight from Jerusalem to Egypt in 1947 to avoid the terrors of the war with Israel, and their return four years later to find they had lost everything. Despite ...
Art by Committee: A Guide to Advanced Improvisation
This series contains both a book and DVD. It is a guide to advanced improvisation. This sequel to the best-selling improv book "Truth in Comedy" is designed to help improv performers move up to the more advanced levels of improvisation. Accompanying the book is a DVD featuring performers in action demonstrating the instructions and ideas covered in the book. The DVD includes performances by four popular improv groups: Upright Citizens Brigade, ...
Handbook for Health Care Ethics Committees
Linda Farber Post
Johns Hopkins University Press
Hospitals, nursing homes, and home care agencies seeking approval by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) must have a standing mechanism to address ethical issues. Most organizations have chosen to satisfy this with an interdisciplinary ethics committee. The best of these committees are knowledgeable, creative, and effective resources in their institutions. Many are well meaning but lack the information, ...
Troop Committee Guidebook: For Successful Troop Operation
Boy Scouts of America, 2014
Troop Committee Guidebook: For Successful Troop Operation
To Our Friends (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series)
The Invisible Committee
The Invisible Committee's The Coming Insurrection was a phenomenon, celebrated in some quarters and inveighed against in others, publicized in media that ranged from campus bulletin boards to Fox News. Seven years later, The Invisible Committee follows up their premonitory manifesto with a new book, To Our Friends . From The Invisible Committee: In 2007 we ...
Dear Committee Members: A novel
Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his ...
The Committee for the Reburial of Liver-eating Johnston: Memoirs of a Dyslexic Teacher
In 1974, Tri Robinson and his 7th grade American Literature class went on an unthinkable quest to dig up and rebury a famous mountain man. That man was John Johnston – otherwise known by his legendary name as Liver-eating Johnston, and the inspiration for the Robert Redford movie, Jeremiah Johnson. This is the remarkable story of how, against all odds, 24 twelve-year-old kids succeeded in persuading the U.S. Congress to name their class as ...
Search Committees: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Searches
Christopher D. Lee
A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Searches Finding the right candidate for administrative, professional and faculty positions is one of the most important tasks that any institution or enterprise undertakes. However, few higher education professionals receive training on the search committee process, but are expected to serve on or lead committees. This book provides advice, training, and a step-by-step ...
So You're on the Search Committee
Celia Allison Hahn
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
So You’re on the Search Committee focuses on the experience of pastoral search committees and the unique role that laity in most denominations play in this crucial process. Because a change of pastors is, as Alban Institute founder Loren Mead puts it, a “critical moment of ministry,” participation as a member of a search committee is a big investment with tremendous rewards, both for the congregation as well as for the individual. Authors ...
The Pretty Committee Strikes Back (The Clique, No. 5)
Little Brown and Co.
A tragic haircut leaves Kristen looking manlier than a New York Jets linebacker. Will she be condemned to a season of trying to find cute hats when, as everyone knows, hats are so over? Meanwhile, Claire got everything she wants -- new camo Converse high-tops, bag and bags of gummies, and best of all, her first ever cell phone, from Massie. Although Claire's now an official member of the Clique, presents don't matter to her -- all she really ...
Best Practices for Investment Committees
An indispensable guide to avoiding the legal and financial pitfalls and of retirement plan investment While it has always been true that a well-staffed and managed investment committee is key to the success of a corporate retirement plan, in today’s increasingly complex and litigious world it is also a matter of survival. But what constitutes a prudent investment committee selection and operating process? How should a committee be ...
The Committee on Town Happiness
Alan Michael Parker
The Committee on Town Happiness consists of ninety-nine linked stories about disappearing townsfolk. Air balloons are launched to search for the missing, galas proliferate, laws are imposed ad absurdum, and a guerilla group forms as the Committee shapes the future of small-town America in this biting examination of modern bureaucracy. Alan Michael Parker is the author of two previous novels and seven collections of poems. His awards include ...
The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee: The Ultimate Guide to All Things Kitten
Roaring Brook Press
The skinny on itty bitty kitties, from a real-life Kitten Wrangler! What do kittens eat? Why do they love to play? How should you hold a kitten? Can you train them? Or do they train you? This photo-heavy, breezy-yet-informative guide book for middle-grade readers and up comes from the hugely popular Itty Bitty Kitty Committee website. It's full of useful information about kittens as well as funny stories about the many kitties ...
The Conspirator's Hierarchy: The Committee of 300
Global Review Publications, Inc.
Committees in Congress (Political Economy of Institutions)
Christopher J. Deering
Steven S. Smith
Providing a comprehensive examination of the origins, development, and current status of committees and committee systems in both the House and Senate, this edition carries on the book's tradition of comprehensive coverage, empirical richness, and theoretical relevance in its discussion of these essential and distinguishing features of our national legislature. While the last edition focused on the "post-reform" committee systems, addressed the ...
Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees (Cambridge Medicine)
Cambridge University Press
Every accredited American hospital is required to have a mechanism for handling ethical concerns; most hospitals satisfy this requirement by constituting an institutional healthcare ethics committee (HEC), a pattern which is repeated in most western countries. This text provides definitive, comprehensive guidance for members of healthcare ethics committees who find themselves confronted with ethically challenging situations. Each chapter ...
Life by Committee
Corey Ann Haydu
Katherine Tegen Books
Secret: I kissed someone else's boyfriend. Assignment: Do it again. Like most who find Life by Committee, Tabitha is a little lost. Her best friend has ditched her, her Vermont town is feeling way too small, and she's falling head over heels for a guy named Joe—who already has a girlfriend. Just when Tab is afraid she'll burst from keeping the secret of Joe inside, she discovers Life by Committee. The rules of LBC are simple: tell a secret, ...
The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek: A Novel
Jane Myers Perrine
Upon his arrival, Butternut Creek Christian Church's newly-minted minister is met by a welcome committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, a.k.a. "the Widows." Their first order of business, to educate him on how things should be done, quickly gives way to a campaign to find him a wife. When their matchmaking efforts fizzle, the Widows turn to another new bachelor. Amputee and Afghan vet Sam simply wants to be left alone-- a desire ...
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