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A Call at Midnight
A Call at Midnight documents the atrocities of Idi Amin’s henchmen in Uganda in the 1970’s through the family of Emmanuel and June Begembe and life in exile in Kenya. There are two major storylines: the one that follows the rise of June alias Eseza from a refugee status through to a business woman, her remarriage on return to Uganda after the fall of Idi Amin; and the second which has followed the trials and tribulations of the abandoned Ruth Atieno and her three children, who is finally summoned as Solomon lies dying at the Nairobi Hospital.
Several themes are explored in detail in the text, among them despotic political leadership that leads to corruption, smuggling, torture, mayhem and death; monogamy versus polygamy, poverty versus wealth, Africa versus Euro-Western traditions, changing gender roles in the society, marriage and divorce and education, morals and ethics among others.
Love :The Christian signature
n a thoroughly refreshing and challenging way, The Christian Signature expounds the message of love from various contemporary angles and presents it as the watershed of fulfilment for individuals, institutions and communities. In an insight fill and enjoyable sermonic style, it makes love desirable and accessible. The language of love is presented as efficiently translatable into as many accents as there are professions and situations. The Christian scriptures therefore warmly invite humanity to employ this malleable wisdom of love in our continuous bid to convert situations of abundant conflict into communities of abundant life.
The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
A fresh look at The Purpose-Driven Life! In this expanded edition, Rick Warren uncovers the spiritual principles behind his award-winning bestseller, offering guidelines that will focus your energy, simplify your decisions, give your life meaning—and prepare you for eternity. Includes two new chapters and access to video introductions, an audio Bible study, and an online community. 368 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
The Puppy Whisperer
“I’ve known Paul personally for many years and have faithfully followed his training advice with wonderful results. I can’t recommend him highly enough.” —Jeff Probst, host of Survivor
“This is basically a ‘perfect book’…with this knowledge there should be many more well-adjusted canine companions and far fewer dogs being relinquished to shelters. This book is an admirable accomplishment.” —The APDT Chronicle of the Dog (The publication for professional dog trainers)
Following the success of his book The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens turns his attention to puppies. In this book, Owens and his protégé Terence Cranendonk offer a compassionate step-by-step guide to all things puppy, including how to:
Choose the right pup personality for your family
Monitor diet, play, and exerciseTrain and problem solve
Provide early socialization and positive training
Potty train, step-by-step
Ensure safety and health care, including the latest on vaccinations
Puppies can be a lot of work, but they can also be a furry bundle of joy. If you’re thinking of bringing a puppy into your home, The Puppy Whisperer is your must-have guide.
A Beggar in Paradise: Living with the Inca Indians
The amazing true story of an Irishman who spent an eventful fifteen years living with the Inca Indians in the mountains of Peru. A fascinating journey into one of the most ancient and extraordinary civilisations in the world. Humorous, tragic, romantic and earthy – as told by a gifted storyteller with a wonderful sense of humour. // Chris Conroy was born in 1932 and became a Carmelite in 1959. He volunteered, in 1979, to live with the Inca Indians in Peru, where he worked for fifteen years. // Contents: Preface; Map of South America and Peru; Map of the Indian communities around Sicuani; 1. Journey from Lima; 2. The Big Decision; 3. Where Time Stood Still; 4. Living With the Indians; 5. On the Inca Trail; 6. Shine On, Inca Girl; 7. Where There is no Santa Claus; 8. Storm Clouds Gather; 9. Guerrilla War in the Andes; 10. Under House Arrest; 11. The Lost City of the Incas; 12. Return to the Mountains; 13. A Visit to the Medicine Man; 14. Beggars in Paradise; 15. On Top of the World; Epilogue
Venice is a Fish: A Cultural Guide
Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. This book recounts the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. It contains things from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro.
The Optimist’s Creed: How to Make the Most of Opportunities by Your Hopeful Outlook to Life
This is a self-help book that will be a guidepost in your path to ultimate success. I am sure in one way or another the concept of this book affects you. The Optimist’s Creed will motivate you to work on magnifying your strengths and diminishing your weaknesses. Everyone is not devoid of any but the realization of both is the beginning of success. It is where people give up in life that they should have persisted on a little longer and success would have been theirs
Private Pilot Manual
This book is the most up to date version, which is a soft cover book.
Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
Essential Components of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression
This work aims to take readers on a thorough tour of the essential components of cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression. Throughout, the authors emphasize the theory and practices of Aaron T. Beck to create a book that is grounded in the best of CBT’s traditions but that refines and fleshes out the practical aspects of its application. The method described is flexible enough to be used in disorders other than depression, including eating disorders and anxiety.
Productive Group Work: How to Engage Students, Build Teamwork, and Promote Understanding
The benefits of collaborative learning are well documented–and yet, almost every teacher knows how group work can go wrong: restless students, unequal workloads, lack of accountability, and too little learning for all the effort involved. In this book, educators Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Sandi Everlove show you how to make all group work productive group work: with all students engaged in the academic content and with each other, building valuable social skills, consolidating and extending their knowledge, and increasing their readiness for independent learning.
The key to getting the most out of group work is to match research-based principles of group work with practical action. Classroom examples across grade levels and disciplines illustrate how to
* Create interdependence and positive interaction
* Model and guide group work
* Design challenging and engaging group tasks
* Ensure group and individual accountability
* Assess and monitor students’ developing understanding (and show them how to do the same)
* Foster essential interpersonal skills, such as thinking with clarity, listening, giving useful feedback, and considering different points of view.
The authors also address the most frequently asked questions about group work, including the best ways to form groups, accommodate mixed readiness levels, and introduce collaborative learning routines into the classroom. Throughout, they build a case that productive group work is both an essential part of a gradual release of responsibility instructional model and a necessary part of good teaching practice.
True Ghost Stories
Collections of thrilling adventure stories, all based on actual life events
– Ideal for reluctant readers.
Promotion: Ten Guidelines to Help You Achieve Your Long-Awaited Promotion
Have you ever appointed an individual to a key position in your church or ministry, only to realize later on that you made a poor choice? Or perhaps you realized that although the individual had potential, he or she wasn’t quite ready to assume the responsibility you had assigned. Such regrets are unfortunate – and they are entirely avoidable.
In his book, “Promotion: Ten Guidelines To Help You Achieve Your Long-Awaited Promotion,” Rick Renner presents his acid test for leadership – ten guidelines to determine if an individual is compatible with you and prepared to take on more authority and responsibility. All relationships in your church or ministry will eventually be tested, either willingly or inadvertently. Why not take the time and the measures to determine beforehand if people are ready to enter certain realms of responsibility?
Rick uses both his past mistakes and past victories to illustrate what he has learned not only about becoming ready for leadership but also about moving carefully and more accurately when choosing key members for the inner circle of his team. In addition, his examples offer a checklist for self-examination to help you determine if you are actually ready for promotion.
These insightful principles and practical guidelines are drawn from the Word of God; therefore, they can be applied to the advantage of any work environment in any region of the world.
The Barefoot Woman
The story of the author’s mother, a fierce, loving woman who for years protected her family from the violence encroaching upon them in pre-genocide Rwanda. Recording her memories of their life together in spare, wrenching prose, Mukasonga preserves her mother’s voice in a haunting work of art.
A Weekend in September
The hurricane that swept Galveston Island early in September, 1900, occupies a unique place in the reckoning of events of the Texas Gulf coast. Nearly a century after its passing, the storm remains the standard against which the ferocity and destructiveness of all others are measured. Twothirds of Galveston’s buildings were washed away at a cost that was never fully calculated. More than 6,000 people were killed. And in the collective memory of a region where depredations by wind and water are accepted as part of life, the weekend of September 8, 1900, is the ultimate example of the terror and violence a hurricane can bring.
John Edward Weems’s account of the Galveston hurricane was written more than six decades ago, when many of the survivors were still living and available for interviews. This book is based on numerous conversations and correspondence with these survivors as well as a careful examination of contemporary documents and news reports. In direct, economical prose Weems recreates that fateful weekend as experienced by those who actually were there. The result is a narrative that develops a pace and force as irresistible as the hurricane that inspired it, and a work that is a model of historical reportage.
Multiple Intelligences In The Classroom
In Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, Thomas Armstrong describes how educators can bring Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences into the classroom every day.
Combining clear explanations and practical advice, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom is an excellent guide to identifying, nurturing, and supporting the unique capabilities of evey student.
New York Movies
The indispensable, illustrated pocket guide to New York movies, from Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen to Lena Dunham and Noah Baumbach.
Terrorism and War
Truth—as Zinn shows us in the interviews that make up Terrorism and War—has indeed been the first casualty of war, starting from the beginnings of American empire in the Spanish-American War. But war has many other casualties, he argues, including civil liberties on the home front and human rights abroad. In Terrorism and War, Zinn explores the growth of the American empire, as well as the long tradition of resistance in this country to U.S. militarism, from Eugene Debs and the Socialist Party during World War One to the opponents of U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan today