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Halfway Herbert
Francis Chan

David C. Cook, 2010

From best-selling author Francis Chan ( Crazy Love and Forgotten God ) comes a picture book for children 4 to 8.  Halfway Herbert never completes anything.  Homework remains half done, his room stays only partly clean, and dinner is never finished.  Halfway Herbert somehow gets by. But when he tells a half-truth, he learns the importance of honesty and of following God with all his heart. Through Chan's trademark teaching and storytelling, ...
  
  











  



  
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification
Christopher Peterson, Martin Seligman

American Psychological Association / Oxford University Press, 2004

"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply ...
  
  











  



  
Wiener Dog Art: A Far Side Collection
Gary Larson

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1990

1990 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.
  
  











  



  
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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Microsoft .NET - Architecting Applications for the Enterprise (2nd Edition) (Developer Reference)
Dino Esposito, Andrea Saltarello

Microsoft Press, 2014

A software architect’s digest of core practices, pragmatically applied Designing effective architecture is your best strategy for managing project complexity–and improving your results. But the principles and practices of software architecting–what the authors call the “science of hard decisions”–have been evolving for cloud, mobile, and other shifts. Now fully revised and updated, this book shares the knowledge and real-world ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility (The Princeton Economic History of the ...
Gregory Clark

Princeton University Press, 2014

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique--tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big
Chris Paul

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009

Everybody told Chris that he was too small to play basketball. But he ignored them all...because he had big dreams. And, he loved the game.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
Robert Wald Sussman

Harvard University Press, 2014

Biological races do not exist—and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful examination of a persistent, false, and poisonous idea, Robert Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical justifications to the pseudoscientific studies of today. ...
  
  











  



  
Implementing Domain-Driven Design
Vaughn Vernon

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013

“For software developers of all experience levels looking to improve their results, and design and implement domain-driven enterprise applications consistently with the best current state of professional practice, Implementing Domain-Driven Design will impart a treasure trove of knowledge hard won within the DDD and enterprise application architecture communities over the last couple decades.” –Randy Stafford, Architect At-Large, ...
  
  











  








   



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