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Highland Courage

Duncurra LLC, 2014

Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can’t get married without revealing her secret and no man will wed her once he knows. Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called “MacKenzie’s Mouse” since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson she is horrified. She only ...
  
  











  



  
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009

A fourth edition is now available. In the third edition of his highly acclaimed book, Bonilla-Silva continues to challenge color-blind thinking. He has now extended this challenge with a new chapter on Obama's election addressing the apparent miracle of a black man elected as the 44th President of the nation despite the fact that racial progress has stagnated since the 1980s and, in some areas, even regressed. In contrast to those who ...
  
  











  



  
Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition
Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill Foundation, 2012

As Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, I receive many requests from people wanting the original 1937 copy of Think and Grow Rich. To satisfy those of you who desire to have a 1937 unedited copy, we have reproduced Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, printed in March of 1937. The book has the notation, “not to be loaned,” and signed: Annie Lou Hill (the wife of Dr. Hill). This personal copy of Dr. Hill’s ...
  
  











  



  
Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed Racism without Racists documents how beneath our contemporary conversation about race lies a full-blown arsenal of arguments, phrases, and stories that whites use to account for—and ultimately justify—racial inequalities. This provocative book explodes the belief that America is now a color-blind society. The fourth edition adds a chapter on what Bonilla-Silva calls "the new racism," which provides ...
  
  











  



  
The Dot
Peter H. Reynolds

Candlewick, 2003

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no ...
  
  











  



  
College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes
Kristen A. Renn, Robert D. Reason

Jossey-Bass, 2012

College Students in the United States accounts for contemporary and anticipated student demographics and enrollment patterns, a wide variety of campus environments and a range of outcomes including learning, development, and achievement. Throughout the book, the differing experiences, needs, and outcome of students across the range of “traditional” (18-24 years old, full-time students) and non-traditional (for example, adult and returning ...
  
  











  



  
Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill

Wilder Publications, 2008

Think and grow rich is the most important financial book ever written. Napoleon Hill researched more than forty millionaires to find out what made them the men that they were. In this book he imparts that knowledge to you. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly in this book you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's ...
  
  











  



  
Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
Napoleon Hill

Tarcher, 2005

Think and Grow Rich has been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of ...
  
  











  



  
The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life - Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning ...
Thomas M. Sterner

New World Library, 2012

In those times when we want to acquire a new skill or face a formidable challenge we hope to overcome, what we need most are patience, focus, and discipline, traits that seem elusive or difficult to maintain. In this enticing and practical book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to learn skills for any aspect of life, from golfing to business to parenting, by learning to love the process. Early life is all about trial-and-error practice. If we ...
  
  











  



  
Pride and Persistence, 2014

Undaunted by a threatening storm, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley insists he must deliver his letter to Miss Elizabeth Bennet–– then tragedy strikes. Riddled with guilt, Elizabeth comes to the aid of the comatose Mr. Darcy and stays by his side until he regains consciousness. She soon learns that although Mr. Darcy has awoken, he has not returned to himself. And with no memory of his first disastrous proposal, he has concluded that there is ...
  
  











  



  
Try and Stick with It (Learning to Get Along®)
Cheri J. Meiners M.Ed.

Free Spirit Publishing, 2004

It’s hard to try new things—for adults as well as children. It’s even harder to stay the course when something is more difficult than we thought it would be, or when things don’t work out the way we hoped. Yet flexibility and perseverance are essential to success in all areas of life, at all ages and stages. This book introduces children to the benefits of trying something new and the basics of stick-to-it-iveness. Includes suggestions ...
  
  











  



  
Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery
Kathleen Cushman, The students of What Kids Can Do

Jossey-Bass, 2012

Teens talk to adults about how they develop motivation and mastery Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing question to teachers of adolescents: What does it take to get really good at something? Starting with what they already know and do well, teenagers from widely diverse backgrounds join a cutting-edge dialogue with adults about the development of mastery in and out of school. Their insights frame ...
  
  











  



  
Things Come Together: Fine Short Poetry

Infinite Fiction, 2014

*This choice collection of premium poetry includes fifty free flow verses, based on inspiration and encouragement for all types of people from any age group.
  
  











  



  
Daniel Plays Ball (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood)

Simon Spotlight, 2014

Daniel Tiger learns that practice makes perfect in this sweet Pre-level 1 Ready-to-Read based on a popular episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ! Daniel, Prince Wednesday, and Miss Elaina are playing at the park with Prince Tuesday. The group decides to play a game of animal ball, but Daniel can’t seem to catch the ball. With some encouragement from Prince Tuesday, Daniel discovers that if he keeps trying, he’ll get better! © 2014 ...
  
  











  



  
Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs
Reynol Junco

Jossey-Bass, 2014

Using social media to enhance learning outcomes, engagement, and retention Although research shows that most of today's college students adopt and use social media at high rates, many higher education professionals are unaware of how these technologies can be used for academic benefit. Author Reynol Junco, associate professor at Purdue University and fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, has been widely cited for his ...
  
  











  



  
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Cold Equations: The Persistence of Memory: Book One

Pocket Books/Star Trek, 2012

Book One in the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the expanded universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation ! A BRAZEN HEIST Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew race to find out who has stolen Data’s android brother B-4—and for what sinister purpose. A BROKEN PROMISE One desperate father risks all for the son he abandoned forty years ago—but is he ready to pay the price for redemption? A DARING MISSION ...
  
  











  



  
Public Policy and Higher Education: Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and Success (Core Concepts ...
Edward P. St. John, Nathan Daun-Barnett, ...

Routledge, 2012

Amid changing economic and social contexts, radical changes have occurred in public higher education policies over the past three decades. Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze these complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect students’ access and success in college. Rather than arguing for a single approach, the authors examine how policymakers and higher education ...
  
  











  



  
Professional Java for Web Applications
Nicholas S. Williams

Wrox, 2014

The comprehensive Wrox guide for creating Java web applications for the enterprise This guide shows Java software developers and software engineers how to build complex web applications in an enterprise environment. You'll begin with an introduction to the Java Enterprise Edition and the basic web application, then set up a development application server environment, learn about the tools used in the development process, and explore numerous ...
  
  











  



  
NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence
Pramod J. Sadalage, Martin Fowler

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2012

The need to handle increasingly larger data volumes is one factor driving the adoption of a new class of nonrelational “NoSQL” databases. Advocates of NoSQL databases claim they can be used to build systems that are more performant, scale better, and are easier to program.   NoSQL Distilled is a concise but thorough introduction to this rapidly emerging technology. Pramod J. Sadalage and Martin Fowler explain how NoSQL ...
  
  











  



  
Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

With over 20 million copies of Think and Grow Rich sold at the time of its author’s death in 1970, Napoleon Hill’s most significant and successful book is aimed to teach its readers how they can be become significant and successful themselves – and he should know, having once served as an adviser to FDR. At the behest of no less a magnate than Andrew Carnegie, Hill used his earlier guide, The Law of Success, as a basis for this ...
  
  











  








   



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